Glamping Resort In Bintan Has Desert-Themed Tepee Tents & Is Only 50 Minutes From S’pore

Glamping Resort At Treasure Bay Bintan To Open Officially In Feb 2020

Ever thought of going camping but turned off by the idea of getting grimy and dirty?

glamping – AKA glamorous camping – resort in Bintan looks to solve that, and will be officially opening its doors to the public in Feb 2020, just in time for a March holiday vacation.

Here’s what you can expect from The ANMON Resort at Treasure Bay Bintan.

Spacious nordic-looking tepee tents

The ANMON resort, which held its soft launch earlier this year, shows us the meaning of glamour in the term glamping.

The beautiful leisure grounds are dotted with 45 sqm tepee tents, giving a hotel-like experience even though you’re supposed to be camping outdoors.

Upon walking into each of these tents, prepare to be greeted by a calming nordic-themed bedroom furnished with earth tones splashed across the walls.

Each tepee tent also has its own bathroom that won’t look out of place at an atas resort.

With brown and white as its main colour scheme, this bathroom reminds us of a classy MUJI store.

You can find toiletries such as shampoo and shower gel placed in refillable bottles, so you won’t need to worry about weighing your luggage down with your own.

Also, each of these tepee tents can accommodate up to 4 people, making it perfect for a family trip or vacation with friends.

The resort’s PR spokesperson told MS News that prices start from S$120 per room per night. Depending on your travel dates, it could go up to around $300.

Prices are still relatively affordable if you split them between your travel buddies.

Desert-themed tepee tents named after minerals

Not only do these tepee tents look cool, their names are pretty dope as well.

Each cluster of tepees is named after a desert mineral like Amber, Borax, Opal, and Garnet.

Despite its desert-inspired surroundings, this resort is relatively tech-savvy as well.

ANMON uses a digital concierge service, meaning you’ll be able to get in touch with various concierge services through your phone.

You can also make use of services like planning a resort itinerary just by scanning a QR code with your phone camera. How cool.

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Indulge in Mediterranean cuisines at The Compass Rose & TIPI Bar

No vacation is complete without indulging in endless amounts of good food. You won’t be missing out on this at the ANMON resort.

The ANMON resort has 2 dining areas — The Compass Rose and TIPI Bar.

The Compass Rose, is a 150-seater restaurant that serves a series of Mediterranean fusion cuisines.

Guests can even choose from a series of vegan and vegetarian options.

But if you’re looking for a place to chill and have a drink, you can visit the TIPI Bar for desert inspired cocktails and mocktails.

If you’d like, you can even get to indulge in a shisha session there.

Topping it all off, this resort has an all-day social space called The Oasis — a party pool by day and an open-air movie zone by night.

Just 50 minutes away from Singapore

To get there, you’ll have to take a 45-minute ferry ride to Bandar Bintan Telani ferry terminal. Afterwards, hop on a 2-minute bus ride and you’ll arrive at Treasure Bay Bintan.

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For more information about travelling there, visit Treasure Bay Bintan’s website here.

Know someone in need of a short getaway trip? Tag them in the comments below!

All images courtesy of the ANMON Resort via Touch PR & Events unless stated otherwise.

Holland Village Market & Food Centre To Close In End 2020, Netizens Mourn OG Dutch Windmill

Holland Village Market & Food Centre Will Undergo 6-Months Renovation

Singaporeans who frequent Holland Village will be familiar with the market-cum-food centre that sits in the middle of the bustling district.

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In a year’s time, the Holland Village Market and Food Centre will be closed for a 6-month renovation project that will see improved facilities and more hawker stalls, reports The Straits Times.

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The works will reportedly cost a whopping $1.26 million.

Renovation works to extend market’s “economic lifespan”

According to National Environment Agency (NEA), the move – slated to happen in the 4th quarter next year – will hopefully improve the condition of the market and extend its “economic lifespan”.

This will be the second time that the popular market has undergone renovation. It was last renovated back in 2005.

Stall owners will reportedly be exempted from paying rent and service fees throughout the duration of the renovation.

The food centre is home to a host of popular hawker stalls. You can click here to check out a selection of stalls our food-loving colleagues have recommended.

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Netizens miss the OG Holland Village windmill

News of the renovation received mixed reactions from netizens.

Some bemoaned the drastic change that Holland Village has seen in recent times and hope that the iconic windmill will once again be reinstalled.

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For those who may not be familiar with the area, here’s a picture of the iconic windmill that added to the European vibes around the area. It has since been demolished to make way for a new shopping centre.

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Others took the opportunity to call for expansion works to be done to the adjacent carpark.

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One netizen who live around the area hailed the market as their “heartland Lau Pat Sat“.

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Never too early to visit the market for your favourite hawker fares

Let’s hope visitors will be able to better enjoy their dining experience at the market after the renovation works are completed.

Though there’s still a year to go till the works start, it’s never too early to visit the market for some of your favourite hawker food.

While some of us may not be fans of the changes made to Holland Village district, we hope that the new additions will inject life and vibrancy to the area, enhancing its appeal to both old and new crowds.

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This Bangkok Café Has Rose Corridors Lined With 10,000 Teddy Bears For Your Extra AF Friends

Kay’s Boutique Breakfast Is A Bangkok Café With Rose Bear Walls

On every Bangkok getaway, there’ll always be that super extra friend whose sole mission is to hunt down gorgeous cafes for the ‘gram.

Kay’s Boutique Breakfast café’s offerings hit the pinnacle of ‘extra-ness’ and will surely rise to the top of their checklist.

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We’ve done the research for you so you can simply tag your loved one if you plan to retreat to the gorgeous hideout in central Bangkok while on your Dec shopping trips.

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Entire corridors of roses & teddy bears

Stepping into Kay’s Boutique Breakfast can only be described as somewhat overwhelming. But early guests who’ve visited the café on their 10,000 flower bear pilgrimage seem to be having the time of their lives.

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Think sloping rows of handmade felt roses, lovingly shaped into teddy bears, lining an entire corridor fronting the café.

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A close-up shot shows how each teddy bear is created with hand-folded felt roses, in ombré colours of pastel pink, oranges and grey.

Minimalist marble interior & bar seating

Marbled surfaces make for a stark contrast to the pastel hues of the roses, and you’ll have your pick of bar seating or quaint tables.

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The Rangnam branch boasts a cool white and grey marble counter-top, where baristas serve sparkling Italian sodas and house brews.

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The inner seating area is also well-lit, but do note that this picture is taken before the ‘rose invasion’.

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Right now, it should look a little more like this.

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Stunning rose wall for budding ‘Alice in Wonderland’s

Before you leave the café’s premises, don’t forget to head to the back of the café for that all-important glamour shot.

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Feel free to lounge around in grey armchairs, set against walls of white & pink roses.

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We can already hear the cries of IG-boyfriends everywhere as they perfect that shot for you. Best to treat them to a well-deserved drink for their efforts.

Adorable ice bear Italian sodas & $3 coffee

To keep with the theme of teddy bears, Kay’s Breakfast Boutique has debuted a new signature drink — sparkling ice bear Italian sodas.

Iced Bear Lychee Italian Soda – S$3.60 (80 Baht)
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Our top pick is a pink, lychee-flavoured ice bear cube, that’ll float lazily in your cup of sparkling soda.

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We also spotted a red teddy ice variant, served alongside a refreshing slice of lemon.

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Sparkling sodas may be a tad too sweet for your liking, but rest assured that the café boasts regular coffees and an extensive brunch menu.

Iced Caramel Macchiato – S$4.30 (95 Baht)
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From caramel macchiatos, brunch platters, french toast, and even Truffle Aglio Olio for a more substantial meal.

Truffle Aglio e Olio – S$9.50 (210 Baht)
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A regular espresso starts from $2.90 (65 Baht), and the full menu is available here. Click on the Rangnam branch specifically, if you’re headed to visit the 10,000 flower teddies.

BRB, Googling how to get there

As promised, here’s exactly how to get to the Rangnam branch which will be hosting 10,000 rose bears till 2020.

You can take a short walk from either Ratchaprarop BTS Station, or Victory Monument BTS station, reaching in under 10 minutes.

Kay’s Boutique Breakfast – Rangnam

Address: 116/55-57 Rangnam Road, Phayathai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: 6.30am–4pm daily, closes at 12pm on Tuesdays
Nearest Train: Ratchaprarop BTS Station, Victory Monument BTS Station
Contact Number: +66 2245 6138
Website: Kay’s Boutique Breakfast Facebook, Instagram

We hope your extra AF friends will be extremely satisfied with this budding IG-spot, right in the heart of the city. Rest assured that your loved ones will be happily occupied while you shop in peace.

Just remember to ask them to contact you once they’re done snapping a shot of the 999th rose teddy.

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Christmas Wonderland At Gardens By The Bay Has 10 Parades, Carnival Rides & Food Markets From 29 Nov

Christmas Wonderland At Gardens By The Bay Starts 29 Nov Till 26 Dec

Christmas Wonderland is returning to Gardens by the Bay.

In a press release, Gardens by the Bay announced that the event will feature 10 new parades, illuminating installations, and entertaining productions from Friday (29 Nov) until 26 Dec.

Here are some things you can look forward to.

Santa’s Workshops & Italian sculptures

Christmas Wonderland will make your holidays’ even brighter thanks to their illuminating light installations and new parades. The Christmas Parade will include festive characters like Santa Claus, dancing elves, reindeer sleighs, and cheeky penguins.

Those who dream of riding a sleigh can enter Santa’s workshop. We’re hoping to catch a ride to the North Pole with the help of reindeers.

There’s no need to visit Italy to witness the splendour of the season.

More than 360,000 bulbs will light up the night sky. Christmas trees, handmade Italian sculptures and classic towers inspired by Tuscany, will delight visitors of all ages.

Garden Rhapsody & Blizzard Time

While we’ve been to Gardens by the Bay numerous times, we bet that Christmas Wonderland will still take your breath away.

The Garden Rhapsody will feature a special light and sound show at the Supertree Grove. Those who are tired of the traditional Christmas tree will definitely marvel at the towering supertrees.

Good ol’ Christmas Carols will be sung at the magical Cassa Armonica gazebo. You can witness the live performances of:

  • Inch Chua
  • Sam Driscoll
  • The Hwa Chong Institution Choir
  • The NTU Alumni Choir, and more local musicians.

Blizzards and snow will never make an appearance in sunny Singapore. However, you can witness bits of ‘snow’ falling from the sky during Blizzard Time.

Carnival rides & Christmas train

Christmas Wonderland will have fun and games for kids and adults of all ages.

The carnival will feature 18 traditional carnival games and rides like Mini Viking and Swing Chair Carousel.

Visitors can hop on a bumper car and occasionally bump into their friends and family. Parents may also use this opportunity to teach their kids the basics of driving.

If you ever get fatigued from walking, then ride the Christmas train to view installations from the comfort of your own seat.

Christmas Village

Shoppers can visit the whimsical Christmas Village to find crafts and limited-edition food and drinks.

The village’s European-style wooden huts are reminiscent of the structures that you’ll find in the Nordic region. You can browse a total of 24 festive huts to find gifts such as jewellery, bags, and phone covers.

Hungry locals can feast like a king through delicious food from Dessert Wonderland, Fat Belly, Mac Tacos, The Beast, Street Food Circus SG and more.

A meal is more delicious when shared with friends and family so be sure to invite them. Those who are still single AF may unexpectedly meet someone new.

Christmas Wonderland from 29 Nov

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay signals the start of the holiday season.

The holidays conjure images of Santa Claus, quaint buildings and illuminating sculptures. Thanks to Christmas Wonderland, you can witness the beauty of the season a lot closer to home.

You can purchase tickets at Christmas Wonderland SG or through their official ticketing partner KLOOK.

Here are more details about the event:

Christmas Wonderland 2019 at Gardens By The Bay

Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening hours*: 29 Nov-26 Dec 2019

Monday – Thursday: 5pm-11pm
Friday – Sunday: 4pm-11pm
Christmas Eve (24 Dec): 4pm-12:30am
Christmas Day (25 Dec): 4pm-11pm
Boxing Day (26 Dec): 4pm-11pm

Nearest MRT station: Bayfront

We expect a lot of people to visit Christmas Wonderland, so book your tickets as soon as possible.

What are your plans for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below.

All images courtesy of Christmas Wonderland via Right Hook Communications Pte Ltd.

This Cat Temple In Kyoto Has Feline Monks For The Purrfect Spiritual Experience

Find Your Inner Zen At Kyoto’s Meow Meow Temple With The Help Of Cat Monks

Going on a holiday can sometimes be a hectic experience with so many things to see, but so little time. Well, it’ll be worth it to take some time out to visit this unique temple. Who knows, you might be able to find some inner peace?

Nyan Nyan Ji, which translates to Meow Meow Temple, is a cat temple in Kyoto, Japan that is staffed by, well, cats.

If you’re lucky enough, you’ll be greeted by the head monk Koyuki, according to arts & photography site Bored Panda.

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Koyuki is the head monk of the cat temple

The head monk is Koyuki, who takes her duties seriously. Her name means “little snow”, which is fitting for a white cat. She was originally a stray cat but now has a “fine priest job“.

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However, she knows the importance of taking a break too.

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She occasionally serves as a fortune cat.

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Temple supported by other ‘monks’

Koyuki is 7 years old this year, but already has 2 generations of monks behind her. Perhaps they are her potential successors.

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Chin may look similar to Koyuki, but he has a striking difference: his eyes have different colours. He is the second generation’s monk.

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Waka is a 3rd-generation monk who has ginger fur. His features are more rounded than his seniors.

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There’s also apprentice cats that can help to ‘support’ the temple’s activities.

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In an interview with Bored Panda, Koyuki’s owner shared that there are other cats ‘working’ in the temple.

Currently, there are about 5 other cats. Yet, Koyuki remains the most popular cat.

Cat temple in Kyoto also has a café

There’s also a café in Meow Meow Temple. “Visitors who come to worship play with cats and enjoy cafés and cat art,” said the owner.

Of course, the dishes are cat-themed too, which definitely adds to the pawsitive experience.

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There are main dishes too, complete with hot miso soup with a cat-shaped tofu.

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According to the temple’s Facebook page, they sell handmade goods and hold various events in their gallery every month too. They often hold workshops as well.

Great experience to have

This will definitely be an intriguing experience you can share with your friends. We hope the temple will gift you a meow-titude of great memories during your visit.

If you’re interested in visiting Meow Meow Temple, here’s the location.

Address: Japan, 〒601-1253 Kyoto, Sakyo Ward, Yasekonoecho, 520
Opening hours: 11am-6pm (Japan Standard Time)
Contact number: Mondays to Sundays, closed on Tuesdays

Admission to the temple is free.

In the meantime, you can follow the cat temple on their Instagram or Facebook page.

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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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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.

St John’s Island Marine Laboratory’s photo of the brown cats on the island after the catnaps
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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.

Featured image adapted from Instagram & Hong Kong Tatler.

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.

Tampines Night Bazaar
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.

Featured image from Uncle Ringo and Singapore Night Bazaar. 

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