Mandai Eco-Resort Opening In 2023 Will Have Spaceship Treehouses, Canopy Bridges & Nature Trails

Banyan Tree Mandai Eco-Resort Will Have Treehouses For You To Stay In

Mandai isn’t exactly where you’d imagine going for a nice, peaceful retreat. After all, many associate the area with the zoo, the safari and the crematorium.

But all that is set to change with the opening of Banyan Tree’s first resort in Singapore in 2023.

News of the eco-resort at Mandai actually broke in Oct 2017. But today (23 May), snapshots of what the resort will probably look like were released. These include illustrations of its spaceship-like treehouses, canopy bridges and nature trails.

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Treehouse, canopy bridges and nature trails

The eco-resort will hold 338 rooms.

Among the rooms are treehouses nestled in the heart of the forest. And you won’t have to worry about insects flying into your face as you sip on your afternoon tea, because there are fine nets cast over the openings.

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You can also choose to take a short stroll through the rest of the resort on the canopy bridges. With tall trees over your head to provide shade, the heat shouldn’t be a worry.

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There will also be guided nature walks through the teeming-with-life forest. Just remember to take along some insect repellent, otherwise you may find yourself itchy with bites for the rest of your stay.

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Most of the eco-resort will be elevated so as to not disrupt the native wildlife too much.

The resort is part of a greater development of the Mandai area, “A Rejuvenated Mandai”.

From the map below, you’ll see that eco-resort, located at the northern end, will be integrated into the entire Mandai eco-expanse. This will connect it to a host of other attractions like the Night Safari and the Bird Park.

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2023 please come faster, so we’ll have a new attraction to visit.

Featured image from Mandai Park Holdings.

Toppen Shopping Centre In JB Is An Open-Concept Mall With An Integrated IKEA, Opens End 2019

Toppen Shopping Centre Will Be The “Heart And Hub” Of Johor

Singaporean shoppers who love to shop in Johor Bahru (JB) were given the largest integrated mall – Mid Valley Southkey – this year.

However, another huge JB mall – completed at the end of 2019 – will give Singaporeans one more shopping haven.

Toppen Shopping Centre is set to open in 2019 and it combines IKEA Tebrau and AEON Tebrau to become a 1.1 million sq feet mall — 20 times the size of a soccer field.

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The open-concept mall aims to be the “heart and hub” of JB. Here’s what you can look forward to there.

Open-concept mall

Instead of being cooped up within four walls, Toppen Shopping Centre is an open-concept mall.

By letting sunlight in, they are able to rely less on interior lights.

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The glass ceiling will also give you a view of the sky if you’re planning to shop at night.

The mall also features outdoor rooftop areas that feature water playgrounds for families to enjoy.

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A variety of food options

Walking around the 1.1 million square feet mall is sure to tire you out.

Don’t worry, the mall has plenty of food stores to help you “recharge” your burnt calories. From Kyochon Korean Fried Chicken to AWA Mee Bar noodles store, the choices are endless.

Kyochon Korean Fried Chicken
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Maybe fried chicken isn’t your thing. The mall also has a DubuYo — a Halal Korean restaurant.

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If your throat is parched, why not head to Starbucks to quench your thirst.

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Eco-friendly heart and hub

The Toppen Shopping Mall is described as having a “heart” as the mall is eco-friendly.

The rooftops of the mall will have multiple solar panels to harness solar energy for the malls use. With the “Intelligent Building Management System”, the mall prevents energy wastage by adjusting lighting and power.

Rainwater will also be collected to be reused in the mall.

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30 mins drive from JB customs

The best part about the mall is that it’s only a 30-minute car journey from JB customs.

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Time to look for the next good time to change for some Ringgit.

Address: Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Sun (10am-10pm)

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Bangkok’s Cafe La Rose Has An Entire Wall Of Roses & Egglet Rose Gelato Cones From S$5

Cafe La Rose In Bangkok Has A Gorgeous Flower Garden With Edible Roses To Boot

The sight of gorgeous flowers isn’t new to locals who frequent Gardens by the Bay. We all know at least one person who absolutely loves to take pictures of florals for their pastel-themed ‘gram, but who knew that you could eat them too?

We’ve recently discovered that Cafe La Rose in Bangkok lets you sip tea within an exquisite flower-covered interior whilst eating literal roses too.

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The cafe is a pastel paradise with walls and roofs intricately decorated with pink, orange and red blossoms.

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Let’s take a peek inside this beautiful cafe in the heart of Ari, Bangkok.

Gorgeous floral fantasy land

Couples looking for a chic date hangout in Bangkok can impress their dates by suggesting this romantic destination.

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Guests who are single but looking to mingle can hang out at the rose bar to order some flower-themed drinks. They say love comes when you least expect it, so who knows what could happen once you spark a conversation with that charming person holding a sparkling rose champagne flute?

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While waiting for your order, explore the corners adorned with fairy lights and meticulously arranged bouquets.

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The usual coffee shops provide you with a clear view of your laptop, but this hole-in-the-wall lets you revel under a vibrant tree of flowers.

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Floral concoctions from S$5

The establishment sells rose gelato scoops, rose imbued floral teas, and other spectacular desserts themed around flowers for a reasonable price.

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This chocolate lava cake is topped with homemade rose ice cream. They say it’s not too sweet, but we’re curious to discover the taste of a rose-flavoured dessert for S$12.99 ($300 Baht).

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Their rose bouquet ice-cream is the cherry-on-top of a cone of thicc egglet waffle. We absolutely adore the Pocky sticks with wee little edible flower sweets as toppings.

The rose-shaped filling looks so heavenly and we pray it doesn’t melt before you get a good pic.

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Hands up if you already knew that rainbow-coloured rice noodles were a thing? We sure hope the dish tastes as good as it looks. Be warned that this version is on the spicy side with chili peppers, lemon, shrimp and onions.

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Consider their stunning ombre Italian sodas in different colours and flavours for a refreshing break from the scorchingly hot tropical weather for S$5.20 (120 Baht).

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How to get there

Cafe La Rose is near the neighbourhood of Ari in Bangkok and easily accessible by the BTS train line.

It’s along Phibun Wattana 10 Alley and a few metres from Bangkok’s Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning building.

Since it’s inside the neighbourhood, commuters could also take a tuk tuk or motorbike from the train station. Parking spots are available for drivers.

Cafe La Rose

Address: 66 Phibun Wattana 10, Khwaeng Samsen Nai, Khet Phaya Thai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: Tues to Sun, 11:00am – 10:00pm, Closed on Mondays
Nearest Train: Ari BTS Station
Contact Number: +66 99 198 2571
Website: Cafe La Rose Facebook

We can’t think of a better place to stop and smell the roses than Cafe La Rose. They say roses smell sweet and aromatic — but if you do visit, tell us if it tastes good too in the comments.

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Malaysia’s Zoo Negara Needs More Visitors Or It’ll Run Out Of Money To Care For Animals

Malaysia’s Zoo Negara Urgently Needs Money To Sustain

Though opinions are split between the pros and cons of zoos, they are undeniably sanctuaries for endangered animals.

Our very own national pride, the Singapore Zoo, has helped tremendously in global animal conservation efforts over the years.

Likewise, Malaysia’s Zoo Negara is doing its part to keep many animal species alive. But its efforts could go to waste, if visitor footfall continues to drop and the zoo stops making money.

Malayan tigers most at risk of losing funding

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), there are only 250 to 340 Malayan Tigers left in the world, making the species “critically endangered”.

Zoo Negara helps to look after some of these surviving tigers, feeding them, and ensuring that they’re in the pink of health.

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But their care costs a significant amount of money, with each tiger setting them back roughly RM40,000 (S$13,200) a year.

The zoo estimates that it needs at least RM500,000 (S$165,000) to keep up with tiger care, but hopes for RM1 million (S$330,000) to focus on conserving all Asian tiger species.

Currently surviving on limited funds

Since 2015, the number of visitors to the zoo has fallen, with the latest record accounting for only 368,000 in a year. The zoo needs at least 500,000 to break even.

The falling numbers means expenditure is really tight, with almost as much money going out as it is coming in.

Five-year grants had long ended in 2004, and the zoo is currently getting by on a one-off government aid for general maintenance.

Future remains uncertain

It is not known what the consequences will be if funding eventually runs dry and the zoo is unable to make ends meet.

But Zoo Negara has arranged talks with Malaysia’s Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister as well as Prime Minister Mahathir to discuss ways to sustain the zoo and possibly upgrade it to a dedicated conservation centre.

For now, we can help keep a roof over the animals’ heads by making a visit to the zoo the next time we’re in Kuala Lumpur.

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Here’s more information on how to get there:

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Address: Jalan Ulu Kelang, Kemensah Heights, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 

  • Mon-Fri: 9am-4.30pm
  • Sat-Sun: 9am-5.30pm

Nearest LRT stations: Sri Rampai & Wangsa Maju
Entrance fees (for ASEAN citizens): 

  • Adults – RM61 (S$20)
  • Children (3-12 years) – RM33 (S$11)
  • Senior Citizens (60 years & above) – RM61 (S$20)

It’ll be a nice change from the usual city shopping sprees that people go on to whenever they visit KL. A visit to the zoo will surely be a fun trip for the entire family.

Let’s do our part to help the animals. This is, after all, a matter of preservation of life rather than national interests.

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Kiztopia Indoor Playground Is S’pore’s Largest, With Ninja Warrior Courses & A ‘Driving’ School

Kiztopia Is A Massive Indoor Playground At Marina Square That Will Open On 15 June

A lot of kids visit playgrounds to go wild, make new friendships and learn something new. It’s a lot easier to learn when the process is delightfully fun.

Pretty soon, kids can play and learn all they want because Kiztopia is opening a massive indoor playground on 15 June.

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The establishment will be the largest indoor playground in the island with a massive 18,000 square feet — around one-third of a football field.

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From indoor driving schools, bouncy castles to role play rooms, let’s take a look at the new playground that your kids will go gaga over.

Indoor driving school & mini train rides

Kiztopia is an edutainment playground that’s designed to improve the physical, emotional, cognitional and social development of children.

Unlike most playgrounds, kids could learn what it takes to drive a car at their indoor driving school. While they still need to turn 18 to get a licence, at least they’ll master the basics of road safety.

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When travelling abroad, riding a train and watching landscapes change can be a lot of fun, especially if you’re in the window seat.

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While Kiztopia’s train doesn’t travel across great distances, you can cultivate your kids’ taste for adventure via these indoor train rides.

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Role play rooms & ninja warrior courses

As kids grow, they need basic survival skills like cooking, shopping and athletics.

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No one can survive without good food. Those who want to raise future Michelin star chefs should check out the cooking corner that has bread makers and stoves. Here’s hoping your kids will bring home yummy treats and pastries.

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Parents can even accompany their children to indoor supermarkets and teach them the ideal ingredients to choose and how to pay at counters.

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Kiztopia also offers special programs for kids that could include taekwondo, music and other popular activities. We don’t have all the details yet but they’re set to build a Ninja Warrior obstacle course and an augmented reality basketball room.

Bouncy castles, thrilling rides & trampolines

A playground experience isn’t complete without slides and bouncy adventures.

Young thrill-seekers will have fun sliding all the way down into ball pits and making new friends along the way.

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Parents should have their cameras at the ready while their kids are bouncing up and down on these indoor trampolines.

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Buying a ticket?

Tickets for Kiztopia are currently available at Ticket Tailor.

As their grand opening approaches, Kiztopia, will offer grand opening promos, early-bird tickets, annual passes and bulk admissions. Tickets start at $22 for 1 hour, $30 hours for 3 hours and $38 for unlimited play for one day. You can check out their offerings here.

Each admission pass is valid for one child and one accompanying adult only. The ticket price for an additional adult will be $8.

Marina Square is a 3-minute walk from Esplanade MRT station.

You can check out their website details here.

Address: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Blvd, #01-09 (main entrance opposite Esplanade).
Opening Hours: TBA
Website: Kiztopia
Nearest MRT: Esplanade Station

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This Luxurious AF Marble Cafe In Bangkok Has S$2 Coffee For Aspiring Royals On A Budget

Marble Cafe In Bangkok Has Beautiful Outdoor Gardens To Match Its Luxurious Interior

When in Bangkok, we often binge on food and hoard retail goods because of the favourable exchange rate.

You may feel crazy rich whilst shopping at Thailand’s famous night markets, but you’ll definitely feel like royalty inside this marble cafe in the city.

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The establishment boasts of a marble-laden interior, an extravagant outdoor garden and a surprisingly affordable menu.

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Let’s have a sneak peek at this cafe that would put most alabaster palaces to shame.

Interior with an exquisite marble finish

The cafe is entirely made out of imported marble and it looks luxurious not just from the outside, but on the inside too.

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Marble-laden interiors have graced the halls of Bangkok’s best-known temples, so if you wanted to hang out in a cafe that mimics a dining room for kings, then this is the place to be.

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You might’ve spent long nights at local cafes cramming work, but now you can feel like a crazy rich employee while fielding calls from your boss and clients.

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Feel free to hangout and catch up with friends while enjoying good ol’ coffee on this sofa surrounded by round marble tables and seats.

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Stunning outdoor marble garden

If you prefer enjoying a cup of coffee in the great outdoors, then we’ve got awesome news for you! Marble Cafe comes with a stunning garden that features marble steps and scenic miniature ponds.

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Just imagine basking in the glow of the sun on these interestingly cut lounge chairs beside their outdoor pool. All you’ll need is to pair your sunbathing experience with a glass of classic iced Thai milk tea while perched on these reclined marble chairs.

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Kids looking inside ponds to find fishes will discover marble statues staring right back at them instead.

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There’s no need to worry about running out of outdoor seats because several stone benches are scattered across the property.

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This means that no matter where you turn, you’ll easily be able to get your money’s worth of pics for the ‘gram.

Affordable coffee & desserts

There’s no denying that the cafe’s exterior looks like a majestic palace garden. Prices for luxurious experiences may seem sky high, but you’ll find that the cafe’s menu is very much affordable.

Start your morning coffee runs with their lattes, espresso, Americano coffee and Nitro coffee from S$2.17 (50 Baht).

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Not a coffee person? No problem. You can choose from smoothies, teas and sodas — along with a classic crisp brown toasted bread for breakfast.

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Dessert lovers can take their pick from their assorted set of cheesecakes, tarts, fruit cakes and brownies from S$6.29 (145 Baht).

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Their mousse cakes appear to be made by gifted pastry chefs and we can’t wait to munch on these heavenly pink entremets.

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This cherry pink raspberry mousse cake is their signature treat that will surely satisfy your sugar cravings.

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How to get there

Marble Cafe is just a 17-min taxi ride from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

You can tell your driver to take you to “Stone Gallery”, and you’ll be within walking distance of the cafe.

The cafe is near Airport Link Hua Mak and Hua Mak Railway Station.

Look out for a small establishment beside Bangkok Stone Gallery. Parking is also available if you’ll be driving there.

Mirror Cafe

Address: 566 Srinakarin Road, Suanluang Bangkok, Thailand 10250
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat, 9:00am to 6:00pm, closed on Sunday.
Contact No: 02-7204732-4

If you’re going to Bangkok for a short vacation and craving a little of life’s luxuries, a short stay in this cafe is all you need.

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Pearl Bank’s New Design Splits The OG Horseshoe & Puts The Pieces Back Differently

One Pearl Bank’s New Design Revealed

In the past weeks, much has been made about the horseshoe-shaped icon of Singaporean architecture — Pearl Bank Apartments.

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The apartments were sold on en bloc to CapitaLand in Feb 2018. Since then, many Singaporeans have been lamenting the imminent loss of the recognisable yellow tower.

On Tues (14 May), CapitaLand unveiled the new design for the building, called One Pearl Bank. From the pictures, it looks something like a reconfiguration of the old structure.

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According to the building’s architect Dr Christopher Lee, the new design “ensures the continuity” of the signature curve of the old Pearl Bank.

Building features 18 sky gardens

Apart from the sleek new curves and sky bridges, One Pearl Bank will also feature a series of 18 community sky gardens. There will be a sky garden every four levels, totaling about 200 plots where “residents can grow their own herbs, fruits and vegetables”.

These gardens will not only add greenery to the facade of One Pearl Bank, but also provide a space for community bonding. Almost like that little garden on the top level of an Ang Mo Kio carpark.

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New Pearl Bank has 3 times more units

The old Pearl Bank Apartments housed 288 units. This new one however, will have about 3 times more — 774. Buyers will be able to choose from studio apartments to penthouses, with the latter being almost 6 times as large as the former.

The 178-metre tall One Pearl Bank will also snatch the crown of tallest building in the Outram-Chinatown district from the [email protected], which stands about 20 metres shorter.

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Adjacent park will be upgraded

The current park next to Pearl Bank Apartments is rather sparse and dull.

But as part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Draft Master Plan 2019, the space will be transformed into something much nicer and more conducive for community activities. The park will also be linked to Fort Canning Park through the Singapore River.

Set to be completed in 2023

That’s only 4 years away. By then, the Thomson-East Coast Line will be open too, which means even more convenience for the building’s future residents.

The prices aren’t out yet, but if you have an interest in one of One Pearl Bank’s units, you can register it here.

Perhaps the renovation of Pearl Bank Apartments isn’t so bad after all. Besides, not everything can be preserved forever. What is important is that we balance heritage and modernity.

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Woman’s Corgi Birthed 7 Surprise Puppies; She Opened A Corgi Cafe In Bangkok To Keep Them All

Corgi In The Garden Cafe In Bangkok Has 12 Corgis To Greet You & They’re Adorable As Heck

A woman in Bangkok found herself unexpectedly saddled with 12 corgis after her beloved pets got busy under the sheets without her knowledge.

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To support her brood of precious new puppers – which is by no means a cheap endeavour –  she devised a heartwarming solution.

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Ms Tanchanok Kanawaong decided to open a dog cafe in Bangkok to allow Corgi fans like her to interact with her litter of smol puppers.

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Enter Corgi in the Garden – a rustic cafe in southwest Bangkok – home to 12 adorable hosts waiting to greet you with charming smiles & stubby tail wags.

From Left to Right: Dean, Quinn, Porkchop, Pumpkin, Salmon, Bean, Bone, Babycorn, Blossom, Bluebell, Barley, Buttercup
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One puppy became many

Ms Tanchanok Kanawaong, shared with Bored Panda that she has always been a dog-lover. She even owned “up to 10 Siberian Huskies and Golden Retrievers” at one point.

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After they passed away, she found a new companion in a baby Corgi pupper. She decided to get a playmate for him shortly after.

Before she knew it, she was the proud fur-parent of 5 dogs. And then something incredible happened.

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One of her dogs birthed a surprise litter of 7 puppies.

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As they grew older, she was inspired to “share the joy” that came from seeing them running around her garden as a short stack — sorry, pack.

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Thus, the concept for Corgi in the Garden was born.

Expect handshakes & Corgi sploots

Guests of the cafe – opened on 18 Jan 2019 – can expect a hoard of adorable puppers to greet you when you enter.

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The charming pack of corgis have already stolen our hearts in these pictures, so we expect to shed a few man-tears when we actually see them in person.

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Yes, they even have matching attires to boot.

1-hour play sessions

Play sessions with the corgis are also limited at the busy cafe, to make sure that they get sufficient rest.

The dogs get to meet with their fans in 3 x 1-hour sessions over the course of the day.

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A limited number of people will be allowed in to play with them for S$10.79 (250 Baht) per person. This price includes a drink.

At specific timeslots, 10:30am (For Sat & Sun only), 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm, guests will be allowed to interact with the puppies in a safe & enclosed space.

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Visitors will have to wear plastic covers over their feet and sanitise their hands before interacting with the corgis.

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This is to help keep their environment clean, so the dogs won’t come into contact with germs or dangerous substances.

Keeping fit with a training regime

Before meeting with guests, corgis at this cafe also have to attend scheduled swimming lessons and grooming sessions to keep them in tip top shape.

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They’re also encouraged to exercise on treadmills to ensure that they won’t grow chubby from all the splooting they are doing in the comfy cafe environment.

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What’s on the menu

Guests who are looking forward making a corgi pilgrimage will probably be interested to know what’s on the menu.

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From matcha lattes to iced macchiatos, expect standard cafe fare for reasonable prices.

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We just want to get our hands on that adorable reusable cup with their corgi logo emblazoned upon it.

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How to get there

Do note that it’s not easy to get to the cafe’s location if you’re planning a trip there.

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But we’ve plotted out the journey on public transport for you.

  1. Take a train to Wutthakat Station on Silom Line (Dark Green)
  2. 10-min drive from Wutthakat Station via taxi

Don’t panic if your driver drives past the cafe, he or she has to make a u-turn to drop you off.

Here’s the exact location pin on Google Maps.

Do note that the cafe only entertains walk-ins, but you may DM them in advance on Facebook or Instagram for more information.

Opening Hours:

Mon: Closed
Tues-Fri: 12.30pm to 6.00pm
Sat-Sun: 10.30am to 6.00pm

Contact No.:
062 865 6165
Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Line ID: @corgiinthegarden
Nearest BTS Station: Wutthakat Station

This is because the max capacity is 50 customers. Ticket sales will open 30 minutes before the first round of the day, 12pm for Tues-Fri, 10am for Sat/Sun slots.

Corgi Play Timeslots:

Round 1: 10.30am (Sat & Sun only)
Round 2: 12.30pm
Round 3: 2.30pm
Round 4: 4.30pm

Prices:

  • S$10.79 (250 Baht) – Entry + 1 Drink
  • S$15.11 (350 Baht) – Entry + 1 Drink + 1 Cake/Ice Cream
  • Free entry for children below 90cm

You’re advised to call or contact the cafe on Line to check about the ticket availability. They’ll also update their Facebook page once the round is sold out.

The ultimate corgi pilgrimage

Corgis are undoubtedly the darlings of the internet with their wee widdle paws and silly doggo smiles.

If you’re planning a trip to Bangkok anytime soon, you should probably add this to your to-do list.

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Don’t forget to savour the moment when they come rushing out of the gate to greet you enthusiastically. You’ll definitely want to have those slow-mo cams at the ready.

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Cornwall Gardens Is A Massive Botanic Gardens House For 4 Generations

Cornwall Gardens House Is Like A Mini Botanic Gardens

Somewhere near Holland Village MRT station is a street called Cornwall Gardens. A stroll in will make you wonder if you’ve not just stepped into the territory of the Crazy Rich Asians.

The houses there are massive. Among the concrete giants sits one resembling a tropical rainforest — or in Singaporean context, the Botanic Gardens.

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This 1,500-square-metre, 3-storey, multi-generational house features a swimming pool, a waterfall, a terraced roof garden, a library, a gym, and of course, an abundance of verdure.

Let’s have a closer look at this gorgeous rendition of tropical paradise.

Cornwall Garden’s tropical paradise

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From the outside, the house may look like any other colossal house of a very rich family — black stone walls with plants lining its balcony for both privacy and polish.

But step inside and you’ll be met immediately by the courtyard swimming pool. The pristine blue of the water will tempt anyone into it, especially in our ungodly equatorial heat. Lining the perimeter of the pool are large stones, reinforcing the natural aesthetic of the place.

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A short way further in is a Koi pond with a small – okay, maybe not that small – waterfall. Again, every part of the pond is designed to give the impression of it being natural.

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Even the walkways run alongside a whole variety of plants. This will probably be perfect for children playing catching as they duck beneath the shrubs and escape the eyes of the catcher.

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Also on the ground level is the open-air dining area — it would be a shame if it were indoors and deprived of the serene atmosphere of the courtyard.

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Every part of Cornwall Gardens is purposefully designed. The stairs leading to the second level are not your usual uniform ones. Instead, they mimic nature’s irregular form.

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The individual bedrooms – there are 6 of them – are no less splendid than the rest of the house. With parquet flooring and wide ‘windows’ facing the open courtyard, it’ll feel more like a resort in Bali than a house in Singapore.

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Passageways are open-aired as well. This makes the house seem more like a really expensive and structurally-stable tree house than an actual house.

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The mini-library, like the bedrooms, gives a broad, relaxing view of the courtyard as well. The natural light that floods into the room makes it perfect for an afternoon read on the couch.

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Finally, we get to the top floor, if it can even be considered a proper floor. The roof terrace gardens feature tall steps on which to sit and enjoy an aerial view of the rest of the neighbourhood.

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Won various international awards

For a unique house like this, it’s not surprising that it’s been nominated for several awards, and even won one of them.

In 2015, it was shortlisted for the house of the year award at the World Architecture Festival 2015. But the award later went to a house in Vietnam. Then in 2016, it took the crown for Architizer’s 2016 A+Awards — which, from what we know, is fairly prestigious.

This house isn’t accessible to public — duh. But it’s nonetheless cool to know that there are houses in Singapore that spice up our landscape.

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Mothercare Warehouse Sale At Geylang Has Baby & Kids Items At Up To 70% Off

Pan-I Complex In Geylang Holds Mothercare Warehouse Sale For Baby & Kids

Raising a child isn’t easy. One of the main difficulties parents face is the cost of raising a child in Singapore.

Remember in 2016 when a study showed that it could cost you from S$360,000 to S$1,000,000?

According to Singapore Atrium Sale, there is a warehouse sale by Mothercare at Pan-I Complex that helps you save on baby and kid items with discounts of up to 70% from Friday (10 May) to Sunday (12 May).

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Diapers from $0.22 per piece

Diapers are costly — especially when you need one every 2 to 3 hours.

Thankfully, Mothercare has got you covered. If you just need 30 pieces, you can get it for only $8. That’s around $0.27/diaper.

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Assuming you need more, they also have 64 pieces for $17, which is around $0.26 for a diaper.

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If you really want to stock up on diapers they have the 90 diaper version for $20. That’s $0.22/diaper.

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Kids footwear & socks from $2

As a child learns to walk, you definitely need socks and shoes to protect them from sharp objects and dirt on the ground.

The warehouse sale sells shoes at prices starting from $2 and as a benefit, it is also extremely cute. Just look at these $2 fluffy dog shoes.

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A wide selection of shoes are also available at $5.

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Shoes are usually paired up with socks and not to worry, they have discounts for them too. Based on the picture, you can buy 3 pairs of socks for $2.

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Kids jackets under $20

Baby and kids clothes are also available at the warehouse sale. For your convenience, they are even placed on hangers arranged by age ranges.

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If your child is too cold, they have jackets at 50% off.

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Your child can even dress up as their favourite superhero if they wanted to.

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You can even get an addition 20% off the final price if you purchase any 4 fashion sale items.

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Toys to stimulate the brain

As parents, you may not think much of kiddish toys that seem useless to you. However, certain toys actually stimulate the brain.

For example, the $10 Honey Bee Tree toy may help with their critical thinking.

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Other items such as the $12 wooden triceratops puzzle helps to develop both the left and right parts of the brain.

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$100 prams & $80 baby seats on sale

A child’s safety is usually a parent’s priority. Therefore, items like prams and child seats are indispensable.

However, these items are usually quite expensive. Fortunately, the warehouse sale sells them cheaper compared to other retailers.

A pram there will only set you back $100 compared to hundreds that you will have to fork out normally.

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Baby seats are also an essential item in a parents arsenal. At the warehouse sale, you are only charged $80 for one.

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Paradise for parents

As of today (10 May), it seems like not many people know about the sale so there are still many items left.

However, we don’t know how long the items will stay on the shelves once the weekend arrives. So make time this weekend to head down early to snag all the good deals before everything runs out.

Address: 601, Sims Drive, Singapore 387382
Nearest MRT: Aljunied, Kallang, and Geylang Bahru
Opening hours: 11am-9pm (Fri-Sat), 11am-6pm (Sun)

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