Philippines Petrol Kiosk Undergoes Hello Kitty Makeover & Becomes A Popular Instagram Spot

Philippines Petrol Kiosk Is A Pink Hello Kitty Haven

Whether it was for profits or out of pure love for the Japanese feline, Hello Kitty, this petrol kiosk in Philippines nailed it.

Pictures of the exuberantly pink kiosk were uploaded to Facebook last month (Sep) and netizens have since shared the album close to 6,000 times.

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According to reports, this kiosk is in Surallah, South Cotabato, Philippines.

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Couple built Hello Kitty petrol kiosk for their children

The couple who owns the station told The Filipino Times  that they dedicated the name Tres Marias Hello Kitty, to their 3 children.

They’ve been operating the petrol station for 6 years.

And they chose Hello Kitty because the wife is a huge fan of the Sanrio character.

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Almost everything in the petrol station is pink, from the walls to the petrol pumps. We can’t imagine how much time and effort that must have taken.

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Questions about Sanrio trademark

While the Insta-crazy lot obsess over capturing the station in all its pink glory, others questioned the premises’ legality.

This Twitter user, for example, asked if the couple would need to seek permission from Sanrio.

According to Sanrio’s Hello Kitty policy, “copying, reproduction, and/or republication are strictly prohibited.”

Let’s hope the couple doesn’t get into trouble for this. Bringing joy to others shouldn’t come with a hefty price tag.

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This Pyramid Café In The Philippines With Food From $1 Will Save You A Trip To The Louvre In Paris

This Pyramid Café In The Philippines Will Take You To The Louvre In Paris

There’s no need to cross continents to visit the Louvre in Paris.

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The Pyramid café in the Philippines offers a similar experience that’s a lot closer to home. The café mimics the Parisian landmark’s glass and metal pyramid and the likeness is uncanny.

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If you think it looks awesome during the day, then wait till you see it at night.

The glass café lights up with a mix of yellow interior lights and purple outdoor lights, and delights guests with a fresh menu that starts from a mere S$1.

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Let’s get a behind-the-scenes look at this Parisian café in Cebu, Philippines.

Perfect Parisian vibes

Couples who want to feel like they’re in the city of love should consider a romantic date in this destination.

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You can wine and dine while enjoying the café’s minimalist aesthetic, which give the perfect chill vibes. Meanwhile, singles who are waiting for something real can easily mingle and meet someone new.

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Those who are hanging out with a large group of friends and family can enjoy the scenic view of lush green trees in their private dining halls.

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Fans of magical starry skies can check out these enchanting lights with cozy patterns that complement the night sky visible through the glass panels.

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Filipino & European concoctions from $1

The quaint café offers delectable Filipino and European seafood, salads, pastas and pizzas from $1.

Their French macarons boast of a rich dose of banana flambé and fruity fillings with a variety of flavours. Those with a sweet tooth can binge as much as they want since they only cost S$0.90 (PHP 35) per piece.

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A tropical vacation in Cebu conjures dreams of fresh fruit ice blends.

The region is rich in watermelon, avocado, mangoes and pineapple. You’ll surely beat the heat with these vibrant concoctions for S$3.20 (PHP 120) per glass.

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The Philippines’ islands are jam-packed with fish, shrimp and squid. Don’t leave without having a taste of their fried bangus or milkfish for S$7 (PHP 265).

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Chicken lovers should grab this mouth-watering chicken fillet sandwich that comes with classic french fries that we’ve all come to love for S$7 (PHP 265).

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If you want something cheesy and spicy, consider indulging in this large serving of creamy shrimp béchamel for S$8.93 (PHP 335).

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A trip to Paris isn’t complete without tasting a diverse selection of wine. You can easily enjoy fresh delectable food with the sweet and bitter tang of wine from S$10.40 (PHP 390) per bottle.

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How to get to The Pyramid café

The Pyramid café is a 37-minute cab ride from the Mactan Cebu International Airport.

The establishment is along Garden Bloc and near McDonald’s and Cebu IT Park.

Address: Garden Bloc, W Geonzon St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 11am-3am
Contact Number: +63 32 516 0254
Website: The Pyramid Cebu

You don’t need to break the bank to feel like you’re in Paris. The Pyramid café is a Parisian destination that has delectable treats for an affordable price – and if you do visit, share your experience in the comments.

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S’pore Has A Cat Island Just Like Japan & It’s Just 30 Mins Away From Marina South Pier

St John’s Island In Singapore Is A Local Cat Paradise Just A 30-Min Boat Ride Away

UDPATE (27 Oct): A previous version of this story reported that St John’s Island has over 100 cats. The current figure is at 16, according to St John’s Island Marine Laboratory. The article has been updated to reflect the changes.

The cats are fed by caretakers. Please do not feed the cats as their caretakers are concerned about overfeeding.

One of Japan’s most famous islands is Okishima, also known as Japan’s cat island.

But did you know that Singapore has its very own cat island as well? Located southeast of Sentosa, St John’s Island is home to families of cats.

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The ferry fare to St John’s Island is slightly pricier than the cat cafes we have in town.

But take comfort in the fact that the 30-minute journey there promises a worthwhile experience as we get to interact with these lovely felines.

St John’s Island was previously home to 100 cats

Based on SPH Razor’s documentary of Singapore’s cat island in 2014, we learnt that there were at least 100 cats residing on St John’s Island during its glory days of being known as the republic’s very own cat island.

According to SPH Razor, they are extremely friendly and comfortable with humans so feel free to pet them.

They were previously allowed to breed freely, prompting the Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to carry out their Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage programme in 2011.

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The programme was meant to prevent the overpopulation of cats on the island.

Overpopulation would have led to more problems like malnutrition and spreading of diseases, added Corrine Fong, former executive director of SPCA.

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NTU Cat Management Network shared that SPCA’s programme and partnership with the workers and islanders helped to stabilise the cat population.

Currently, only 16 cats live on St John’s Island

St John’s Island Marine Laboratory said on Facebook that the cat population had drastically decreased over the years due to SPCA’s successful Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage programme.

As well as the catnapping incident that saw 18 cats taken away from their homes on the island last year.

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Neighbour island also home to cats

St John’s Island’s neighbour, Lazarus Island, is also inhabited by many cute cats.

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These cats might have ‘migrated’ from St John’s Island to Lazarus Island since the islands are only about 1.3km apart from each other.

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Visitors are discouraged from feeding cats

If you feel like going there to feed the cats, do take note that the cats already have dedicated volunteers feeding them daily.

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Ad-hoc feeding by visitors only causes a mess for the volunteers, as they’ve cited several problems arising such as left behind food and water containers.

You can contact the admins of St John’s Island Cats Facebook page to check on their needs before heading down.

Due to the infamous catnapping incident, this goes without saying: Please don’t try to take away any of the cats from the island when you’re there.

How to get there

You will be able to buy your ferry tickets to St John’s Island at the terminal of Marina South Pier. Here are the timings for Mondays to Fridays.

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As for weekends and public holidays, check out below.

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The last ferries leaving St John’s Island will be 2.45pm and 5.50pm on weekdays and weekends respectively. One ticket to St John’s Island costs $18 for an adult and $12 for a child.

There’s no direct ferry to Lazarus island but you can get there by walking from St John’s Island, which will take about 18 mins, according to Google Maps.

You’re advised not to come after 3pm on weekends.

Be responsible beachgoers

It may be more difficult to find rubbish bins on the islands, especially on Lazarus Island, noted The Straits Times.

So, it’s best to bring your own bags to collect your rubbish before you dispose of it at the bins on the island or on the mainland. Litter on the beaches can end up in the sea or eaten by the cats.

We hope that everyone will play their part to keep these places clean for the benefit of the environment.

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Botanic Gardens Now Has 350m Ridge Top Walk Taking You To Greater Heights, Literally

Botanic Garden Opens Ridge Top Walk & Arboretum With 2,000 Trees

Filled with tropical plants and fauna, a weekend walk at the Botanic Gardens is a good way to de-stress from a hectic week at work.

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On Saturday (19 Oct), National Parks Board announced 2 new features that visitors can look forward to during their visit to the Botanic Gardens.

These additions include a spanking new hiking trail, as well as an arboretum – a plot of land where different trees are grown for study or display – that holds 2,000 trees of over 200 species.

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Here’s a closer look at what you can expect from these new fresh attractions.

Botanic Gardens now has new 350m hiking trail

Named the Mingxin Foundation Rambler Ridge, the brand new hiking trail is 350m long and leads visitors past the highest point in the park, 40m above sea level.

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Visitors will be able to enjoy the sight of over 150 species of regional plants as they ascend the hiking trail.

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The ridge will also be “noticeably windier” – as The Straits Times reports – so you don’t have to worry about leaving a trail of sweat behind as you hike.

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However, the ridge hike is not meant for the faint-hearted.

Minister Lawrence Wong, who was present at the opening, encouraged visitors to attempt the new attraction, but warned that it’s more suited for those “feeling very adventurous”.

The new hiking trail is part of the Gallop Extension, which spans over 8 hectares and will be fully open to public starting next year.

Arboretum with over 2,000 tress

In addition to the new hiking trail, Botanic Gardens also launched the OCBC Arboretum, now home to 2,000 trees.

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Over 200 species of dipterocarp trees are available here, some of which can grow up to staggering heights of over 80m.

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For the uninitiated, an arboretum is basically a botanical garden containing trees and help with scientific studies.

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The arboretum is also the first in the region that uses sensors and other technological gadgets to obtain environmental data within the garden.

More reasons to visit the Botanic Gardens

If you’re already planning a trip to the Botanic Gardens this weekend, remember to check out these new attractions.

We hope the Botanic Gardens will be able to attract even more visitors after this, and help both Singaporeans and locals gain a deeper appreciation for Mother Nature and her beauty.

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Shibuya’s Tallest Building Has Outdoor Observatory That Lets You Marvel At 360° Views Of Tokyo

Shibuya Scramble Square Is Located Above Shibuya Station, Opens 1 Nov

Tokyo is peppered with glimmering skyscrapers and towers, with some of them offering unobstructed views of the metropolis’ skyline.

From the famous Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, and even to Roppongi Hills, tourists like yourself are spoilt for choice.

Enter Shibuya Scramble Square, the soon-to-be tallest building in the bustling ward of Shibuya.

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The 230m-high building is set to open on 1 Nov, featuring an open-air observation deck that offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of Tokyo.

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Here’s more of what we know about Shibuya’s newest skyscraper.

View of Mount Fuji from Shibuya

From Shibuya Scramble Square’s observation deck – named Shibuya Sky – you can get a gorgeous view of Tokyo’s stunning skyline, spot the famous Tokyo Tower, and even see the majestic Mount Fuji.

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Expanding a size of 2,500sqm, it’s touted as one of the largest open-air high-rise observation decks in Japan.

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Shibuya Scramble Square has office & retail spaces too

Shibuya Scramble Square has 47 floors, and it’s located above Shibuya Station.

The skyscraper, which doubles up as a shopping mall, will have 213 shops and restaurants located from B2 to the 14th floor.

According to Real Estate Japan, these commercial spaces will feature:

  • Food
  • Fashion
  • Lifestyle goods
  • Cafés & restaurants

Ticket prices & where to get them

Shibuya Sky is a place you should definitely visit so you can get the best views of the metropolis, and show them off on your Instagram.

After all, the Tokyo skyline is one of the many things you don’t get to see everyday.

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Tickets for the observation deck can be bought online. Here are the prices:

  • Adults (18 Above) – S$23 (1,800 Yen)
  • Students – S$11-17 (900-1,400 Yen)
  • Infants – S$6 (500 Yen)

You can also get the tickets over the counter on the 14th floor but the prices do differ:

  • Adults (18 Above) – S$25 (2000 Yen)
  • Students – S$12-20 (1000-1600 Yen)
  • Infants – S$7 (600 Yen)

People with disabilities can enjoy a 50% discount on tickets. For more details, click here.

Operating hours & how to get there

Operating hours for various shops in Shibuya Scramble Square differ. Here are the timings according to Japan’s local time, which is 1 hour ahead of Singapore.

Shops: 10am-9pm
Restaurants (12th floor): 11am-11pm
Restaurants (13th floor): 11am-12am
Observation deck (Shibuya Sky): 9am-11pm. Last entry at 10pm.

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To get there, you have to find your way to Shibuya Station’s East exit once you alight. You can get to Shibuya Station via the various lines as seen in the picture below.

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Be the first to see it

If you are visiting Japan in the 1st week of November, you may want to shift your plans to allocate time for this amazing place so that you can tell your friends that you’ve been there.

What do you think about Shibuya’s newest and tallest building? Let us know in the comments below.

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Fox Giving Marmot A ‘Heart Attack’ Moment Was So Epic, It Won Best Wildlife Photo

Person Behind Tibetan Fox Hunting Marmot Photo Snags Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Award

Be inspired to take your next adventure thanks to these award-winning wildlife photos.

London’s Natural History Museum organised The Wildlife Photography Awards and received 48,000 entries from 100 different countries.

Chinese photographer Yongqing Bao’s entry titled ‘The Moment’ featuring a Tibetan fox ready to pounce on a shocked marmot – a species of large squirrels – snagged The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award.

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Wildlife photography can make many stop and stare. If you’d like to see the stunning images, here’s a look at some of the award-winning photos that you need to check out.

Tibetan fox about to pound on shocked marmot

How far would you go to feed your children?

The winning entry titled ‘The Moment’ by Yongqing Bao featured a Tibetan Fox hunting a Himalayan marmot to feed her three hungry cubs, according to The New York Times.

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The image conveyed a stark contrast between life and death as the predator was poised to attack and the prey realised its quick demise.

Bao took home the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award for his stunning feat. We were equally amazed, and even made a meme out of it.

Glowing squid also a stunning photo

Meanwhile, the winner of the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year was Cruz Erdmann.

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His entry titled ‘Night Glow’ featured a bigfin reef squid altering its body colour and pattern.

Notable mentions of the awards

The competition also announced winners for different categories like birds, amphibians, animal portraits, invertebrates and mammals.

‘Pondworld’ by Manuel Plaickner captured the mass migration of common frogs in large ponds. We never knew that these amphibians had their own sci-fi wonderland until today.

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The ‘Garden of Eels’ by David Doubilet includes a swaying group of eels drifting across the current.

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‘The Equal Match’ by Ingo Arndt reminds us that we’ll never know which day will be our last.

The picture highlights a horrified guanaco as a female puma grabbed him by the throat.

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Surprisingly, Mr Arndt revealed that the guanaco escaped while the female puma went hungry.

Hawaii is famous for its gorgeous beaches but it’s volcanoes are a sight to see too. ‘Creation’ by Luis Vilariño has red lava from the Kīlauea volcano dripping down towards the cool Pacific Ocean.

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‘The Huddle’ by Stefan Christmann proves that you need others to survive in the wildlife too. The photo featured 5,000 male emperor penguins huddled with their heads down to share body heat.

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Appreciating the beauty of wildlife

We undoubtedly love to take vacations in urban destinations but these pictures inspire us to consider a wildlife adventure too.

If we witness the beauty of nature, then maybe we’ll be more inspired to preserve the planet and protect the environment.

The Earth is huge and there are a lot of places to discover.  In the meantime, consider adding underwater worlds, hot volcanoes, forests and savannas to your travel bucket list.

Have you ever had a wildlife adventure? Share your stories with us in the comments below.

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Thomson Nature Park Is A Free Safari To Spot Banded Langur Monkeys, Bubul Birds & Rare Sambar Deer

Newly-Opened Thomson Nature Park Lets You Spot Banded Langur Monkeys & Rare Sambar Deer

There’s no need to cross borders to explore natural forests and safaris.

On Friday (11 Oct), National Parks announced the opening of the Thomson Nature Park which boasts of rich wildlife and biodiversity. The 50-hectare forest is home to rare animals like the Banded Langur Monkey, Sambar Deer and Bubul Birds.

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If you’re tired of hanging out in shopping malls, here’s a new destination in the North you can head to for a breath of fresh air.

Three Forest Trails

Located on the premises of a former Hainanese village, the opening of Thomson Nature Park is a step to reconnect to and preserve our cultural heritage.

The forest is filled with lush green trees connected by rope bridges and underground culverts that allow wild animals to roam freely.

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National Parks worked closely with the original residents to determine which trails visitors can wander. Guests can explore five trails such as the Stream and Ferns Trail, Ruins and Figs Trail and Ferns Trail, Langur Trail and Macaque Trail. The 5 trails span 3.8 kilometres and are designed to go around the former village’s road network.

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Singapore’s city life features high-rise buildings and condominiums which is a big departure from the kampung life of our ancestors. We imagine elderly grandparents can reminisce and tell stories of their childhood while strolling with their grandkids.

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Wildlife Safari

The 50-hectare park is home to animals like the Malayan Porcupine, Banded Langur, Sambar Deer and Mousedeer.

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For the uninitiated, the Banded Langur is a sky monkey that can only be found in Singapore. There are estimated to be only 60 langurs alive and we’re curious to know if these monkeys will grow to have a big fanbase like our otters.

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Otherwise, keep your eyes peeled on the trees and you may find a straw-headed bulbul perched on a branch.

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The sambal deer is a rare find and we wish that they’ll be able to meet and greet guests. Here’s to hoping we can run as gracefully as these animals while traipsing over branches during a hike.

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How to get to Thomson Nature Park

Locals can visit the Nature Park by booking a Grab or riding the bus.

Those opting for public transport can take bus 138, 138A, 167, 169, 860, 980 and alight at at Upper Thomson Road near Aft Tagore Dr. You can also ride bus 138, 167, 169, 860, 980 and alight at Upper Thomson Road near Bef Tagore Dr.

Thomson Nature Park
Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm daily
Carpark Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm daily (no overnight parking)
Website: National Parks

Thomson Nature Park is a new getaway to get in touch with local wildlife and contemplate life in a kampung village. Make sure to come with friends and family who can help you spot animals.

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Tampines MRT Bazaar Has Soufflé Pancakes, MSW Ice Cream & Uncle Ringo Fun Rides Till 30 Oct

Tampines MRT Bazaar Has 64 Food Stalls Selling Local & International Fares Till 30 Oct

Most locals will know that Singapore’s night bazaars are a haven filled with carnival rides and street food.

This October, you can spend a month in a fun-filled food paradise thanks to the Tampines MRT Trade Fair.

The bazaar will feature a massive selection of foods, household products, toys, fashionwear, claw machines and more.

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Stop by before heading home and hang out with friends to enjoy local treats and carnival rides.

Soufflé pancakes, Okonomiyaki & BBQ prawns

The Tampines MRT Trade Fair is a melting pot of Japanese, Malay, and Chinese street food.

Soufflé Pancake’s soft and fluffy treats are bound to make your tummy happier. You can grab either the chocolate, strawberry or original flavour — but you might as well try them all.

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Don’t forget to indulge in these sumptuous BBQ prawns that are crunchy and meatier than the usual shrimps.

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There’s no need to travel to Tokyo to taste authentic Japanese street food. Golden Bee’s stall boasts salmon okonomiyaki, takoyaki, Japanese prawn and prawn chicken.

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These sweet potato balls are the perfect comfort food after a long day of work. We bet you’re excited to sink your teeth into this chewy and tasty delicacy.

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Tutu Kueh is well-loved and comes in 3 different fillings — chocolate, peanut, and coconut. The smoky and sweet taste will undoubtedly leave adults and kids patiently queueing for several minutes.

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Thai Tea & MSW Ice Cream

Those with a sweet tooth will be happy to know that Tampines MRT Trade Fair has a lineup of sweet treats.

Fans of Mao Shan Wang ice cream should check out 211 House of Durian for their durian soft serve. If you’re craving for some variety, you can grab other ice cream flavours like dragonfruit, mango, banana, and strawberry.

The pungent and creamy desserts are ideal after a long commute in sunny Singapore.

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Better watch your calories because Broti will sell Thai Iced Milk tea that will definitely satisfy our sweet palate.

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Krunchy Fritters’ selection of banana fritters comes in flavours like Nutella, Milo, Fererro Roche, and Butterscotch. They say it’s so addictive that you’ll come back for more — and we’re eager to test their claims.

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Uncle Ringo carnival rides

Before you binge all night long, you might want to have fun at Uncle Ringo carnival rides.

You can start a competitive rivalry with friends through these bumper cars after school.

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The Meteorite is highly-recommended for thrill-seekers looking for some heart-pumping and adrenaline-inducing rides. We highly recommend you to try it out on an empty stomach.

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Kiddos can bond with their parents by picking out a horse and riding the merry-go-round.

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Tampines MRT bazaar runs till 30 Oct

Tampines MRT Trade Fair will run till 30 October at the Open Field in front of Tampines Mall.

The fair has a total of 170 stalls with 64 of them featuring irresistible treats. The location is a mere 2-minute walk from Tampines MRT.

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Date: 1 Oct to 30 Oct 2019
Location: Open Field in front of Tampines Mall
Time: Mon-Fri: 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun & Public Holidays: 6pm-10.30pm
Nearest MRT: Tampines MRT

The month of October is bound to be a blast thanks to this fair’s diverse delicacies and fun rides for friends and family. Make sure to come down for some fun.

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Bangkok’s New Mixt Chatuchak Mall Has 700 Air-Conditioned Shops So You Can Siam The Heat

Mixt Chatuchak Mall To Offer 700 Retail Shops, Beside Chatuchak Night Market

Your shopping experience at Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market is about to get an upgrade thanks to the recent opening of Mixt Chatuchak Mall.

Nation Thailand reports that the establishment is a 5-story structure with zones for food and beverage, beauty, home and decor, spas and fashion.

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The building has 700 stores and covers a land area of 60,000 square metres — equivalent to the size of 10 football fields!

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You don’t have to be tired and sweaty after a long day of hauling your purchases because this mall will offer air-conditioned rest areas and complementary facilities.

Two floors of fashion & beauty

The first two floors are dedicated to the Fashion Zone which consists of more than 380 retail shops for beauty, bags, and clothes.

We imagine sneaker heads will have the time of their lives choosing shoes that fit their style and aesthetic — without breaking the bank.

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Makeup lovers can choose from a variety of brushes, sponges and other beauty essentials from the Brush Studio and dozens of other beauty outlets.

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A fashion haul isn’t complete without a brand new wardrobe. Lucky for you, the area boasts of fashion outlets for shoppers of all ages.

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Fashionistas who want to spice up their outfits can choose from a variety of leather goods and handmade bags that look cool or chic.

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The mall also offers spa and beauty services for travellers who want to feel relaxed and pampered.

Home & decor zone

You can easily redecorate your home with a variety of handicrafts, handmade souvenirs, and artwork offered by professional artisans.

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Aspiring travellers can grab figurines of their dream destinations like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty.

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A unique cushion or signage can easily change the atmosphere of your room, so you might want to stop by shops that offer wacky and colourful decorative objects.

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Food court meals from $1.35

After hours of shopping, you can take a break in their food court which has 600 seats! Food prices start at an insanely cheap $1.35 (30 baht) per item.

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Some stalls offer fresh halal meals chock full of rice, carrots, onions and other nutritious vegetables. Foodies who are hoping to find authentic Thai cuisine can spend hours browsing through diverse menus.

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If you missed the durian season here, you’ll be glad to know that you can binge on delectable fruits here. We bet you’d be tempted to hoard a bunch and store them in a suitcase.

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Foodies craving for luscious fruits can check out fresh mangoes, bananas, and berries from local stalls. There’s nothing like the taste of ripe produce straight from the local farms.

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How to get there

Mixt Chatuchak is a mere five-minute walk from Chatuchak Park MRT station and Mo Chit BTS station. Commuters only need to cross the road to get to their destination.

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Mixt Chatuchak is directly beside the famous Chatuchak Night Market. According to Says, avid shoppers can reach the establishment directly from Sections 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19 of the night market.

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Address: 8 Kamphaeng Phet 3 Rd, Chatuchak, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand, 10900
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Contact Number: +66 2 079 4888
Nearest MRT: Mo Chit BTS station and Chatuchak Park MRT station

With a new, comfortable retail venue in the heart of Chatuchak, your Bangkok shopping experience will definitely be a worthwhile one.

You might want to shop for new luggage to carry your entire haul back home.

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Vintage B-Story Cafe Garden In Bangkok Has European-Inspired Decor & Fruity Desserts From $5

Bangkok’s B-Story Cafe Garden Has European-Style Vintage Aesthetic & Fruity Desserts From $5

There’s no need to travel far to marvel at European Gothic architecture and renaissance-style paintings.

B-Story Cafe Garden, located in Lat Phrao – a district in Bangkok – boasts all the above, including extravagant chandeliers and a stunning indoor garden.

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As the holiday season draws near, we bet you’re on the hunt for beautiful cafes in Thailand. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss this cafe on your next visit.

Gothic-style interior

If you frequent cafes to finish homework or attend meetings, then B-Story Cafe Garden will drastically change your experience.

The establishment mimics classic European architecture with tall ceilings and vintage furniture.

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We’ve seen rustic rooms in movies with old mansions, and we never thought that we’ll get to dine in one until today.

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The ceilings have Renaissance-style paintings of goddesses and angels, which is a departure from the casual cafes that we’re used to.

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Coffee enthusiasts who want to indulge in hot cappuccino in the great outdoors should head to the second floor, which boasts balconies and miniature columns.

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Their exquisite angel statues add an aura of mystery and mystique to the atmosphere.

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Vintage greenhouse

Visitors who want to indulge in the beauty of nature can stay inside B-Story Cafe Garden’s traditional glass greenhouse.

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The vibrant atmosphere and abundance of seats make it the perfect place to share stories over afternoon treats and coffee with friends or family.

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Dining at the greenhouse seems like a great option when the view outside features lush green plants and hand-carved angel statues.

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Fruity drinks & delicious seafood from $5

While the interior is certainly impressive, you’ll be happy to know that the menu is too.

The Be-Forest Tea features a mix of mango or strawberry tea and an adorable bear-shaped milk foam for $6.09 (135 baht).

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Their Nero Pasta Tomyum features massive shrimps and copious amounts of shrimp eggs. The concoction has pasta dipped in squid ink and spicy tom yum sauce for $15.78 (350 baht).

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Locals craving for a premium seafood dish should check out the B-Ocean which includes shrimp, mussels, squid and tomato sauce served in a hot pan for $17.59 (390 baht).

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Sometimes you’re craving bold flavorful Thai dishes, so we suggest their fresh Chee Chee Salmon that is best enjoyed with hot steamed rice for $13.08 (290 baht).

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Finish your luxurious dinner with a Banoffee Cake that is served in a jar for 125 baht ($5.64).

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Directions to B-Story Cafe Garden

B-Story Cafe Garden is a 30-minute cab ride from Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The cafe is along Chalong Rat Expy (Toll Road) and beside Ministrant Thailand. The nearest MRT is Lat Phrao station, which is a 16-minute drive from the cafe.

Address: B-Story Garden 33 25 Pradit Manutham Alley, Khwaeng Lat Phrao, Khet Lat Phrao, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10230
Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm
Phone: +66 83 751 1137
Website: B-Story Cafe Garden

B-Story Cafe Garden seems like a quaint establishment that you’d find in Europe. Just by looking at the pictures, you can tell that it’s the ideal getaway to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

What do you think about putting B-Story Cafe Garden in your Bangkok bucket list? Let us know in the comments below.

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