Singapore’s Pulau Brani Will Be A Mini-Sentosa With Bayfront Houses, Swanky Offices & A Universal Studios-Like Resort

Pulau Brani Will Be Like A Mini-Sentosa With A New Resort & Attractions

Arguably one of the best things to come out of this year’s National Day Rally Speech, was exciting plans to redevelop Pulau Brani — a little island off the coast of Sentosa.

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If all goes well, Universal Studios Singapore (USS) won’t be the only attraction housed on this mini island near Sentosa island — at the southern tip of Singapore.

9,000 hectares of land will be dedicated to “new attractions similar to USS”, a spanking new resort, private & public waterfront houses, and green co-working spaces, reports TODAY.

Here are the other tantalising hints dropped by our government after the rally.

1. 2.5 times the size of Bishan

Currently, the island is occupied by a port terminal but plans to redevelop the area have been put into motion under the umbrella project name ‘Greater Southern Waterfront’.

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This extends over 30km worth of coastline, from Gardens by the Bay all the way to the coastal area in Pasir Panjang.

To put this land mass into context, 2,000ha of land is about 2.5 times the size of Bishan.

2. Ports to move house to Tuas

Port terminals at these 4 locations are set to move to Tuas as soon as 2027, in about 8 years:

  • Keppel
  • Tanjong Pagar
  • Pulau Brani
  • Pasir Panjang (By 2040)

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Once Brani terminal’s move is complete, the island’s space could be repurposed for entertainment, residential and commercial purposes.

3. Universal Studios Part II?

Buzzwords like ‘Universal Studios’ and ‘Downtown East’ have already been dropped in preparing Singaporeans for what is to come in the South.

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Minister Ng Chee Meng likened Pulau Brani’s impending transformation to Downtown East in Pasir Ris — complete with green corridors to link up the west and east coast of Singapore.

4. Green corridors connecting East & West Coast Park

Imagine a day when it’s possible to cycle through West Coast Park all the way to East Coast Park via Pulau Brani.

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Add to that the possibility of Sentosa and the real corridor in between, adding pitstops at Tanjong Pagar – a CBD district – all the way to the far north of Woodlands.

We’re definitely not saying no to more trees in our home districts, but the aim here seems to be to help Singapore to evolve from a garden city, into a city within a garden.

5. Sentosa to be revamped too

Long-time fans of Sentosa will also not be too disappointed by plans to rework the southern area. To create a “green heart” in the centre of Singapore, the resort will be “revitalised” with brand new heritage trails.

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Seeing that there are already 3 brand new gorgeous hotels for staycations, we’re sure there are only great things to come in the future of Sentosa.

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6. Breathing new life into 2 old power stations

In the early 2010s, university students recall chionging to bars and clubs at St James Power Station for a chill night out, or partying till late with friends.

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Despite ups and downs over the years, the ex-power station has stood the test of time and continues to be a hangout for youth.

As for the 2 old power stations housed within Pasir Panjang’s premises, their history dates back to the 1960s, as electricity hubs for the city.

The government hopes to re-purpose the units in a similar fashion, to breathe new life into the buildings — just like St James Power Station did.

7. A second Mapletree Business City

With Google’s big move to the Mapletree Business City near Labrador Park, many SMEs and start-ups have followed suit — Cisco, Unilever notwithstanding.

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Marrying co-working spaces with swanky residential units seems like the trend, especially since these office hubs will be stacked with the latest restaurants, concept gyms, and best malls Singapore has to offer.

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Greater Southern Waterfront might just be home to idyllic CBD penthouses, just minutes away from your office — one more thing to aspire towards saving for.

Comparing the size of this estate to “the size of 2 Punggols”, there should be enough units – both public and private – to go around.

Looks like it’s time to ditch the Bishan queue, and consider planning ahead for a Pasir Panjang BTO instead.

From a little fishing village, to a city of the future

City planning in Singapore has its roots firmly planted in Sir Stamford Raffles’ creating Kampung Glam, Chinatown, Little India to establish enclaves for the different races 200 years ago.

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Singapore has grown since those days, and is now a multicultural and ethnically diverse city with facilities catered to all races and religions.

Bayfront living on our little island, however, is still a prized commodity especially when we consider our humble beginnings as a port of call for seafaring migrants & traders.

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We’re glad that with the new updates, we’ll indeed be growing from strength to strength — creating new sanctuaries & homes for future generations of Singaporeans.

That’s why we sincerely hope that Pulau Brani – nicknamed the ‘Island of the Brave’ – will indeed be the next crowning jewel of the South in the near future.

Featured image adapted from Sentosa Development Corporation via The Straits Times.

Paya Lebar Quarter Mall Opens On 30 Aug With Cinema, HDL & Korean Fried Chicken

Paya Lebar Quarter Mall Will Have More Than 200 Stores

As if Paya Lebar Square and the spanking new SingPost Centre aren’t enough, Easties are in for another treat with the opening of Paya Lebar Quarter Mall (PLQ).

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Connected to Paya Lebar MRT station, the new mall will add so many more shopping and dining options.

With a cinema, family-friendly stores and countless food places in the works, this might just be the latest shopping haven.

Singapore’s firsts at Paya Lebar Quarter Mall

A full list of the mall directory isn’t out yet, but property developer Lendlease has hinted at a few stores that will open there.

Some of the ones mentioned in Thursday’s (15 Aug) press release include:

Mom’s Touch by No Signboard Group, a popular South Korean fried chicken chain that will open its first Singapore outlet at PLQ.

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Now all the Korean food lovers will have a new joint to frequent. Daebak!

Keeping to the East Asian cuisine, there’ll also be Hayai, which will sell Singapore’s first Onigirazu or Japanese rice sandwich.

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The food supposedly contains no pork and no lard, so who knows, maybe a halal certification is on the horizon?

Bubble tea lovers who adore the Taiwanese concoction will forget about pearls once they taste the rich milk tea from Fong Sheng Hao.

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Pair that with their signature charcoal-grilled toast and you’ll instantly be transported to the streets of Taipei.

Other food outlets that visitors can look forward to include:

  • Wursthans Switzerland
  • Lucky Bird
  • Haidilao Hot Pot
  • The Providore
  • Wine Connection
  • Starbucks Reserve™
  • TungLok Seafood
  • Duckland

With so many dining options in-store, you surely won’t feel hungry after a long day of shopping.

Fun for the whole family

Of course, PLQ won’t just be about the food. Stores for the whole family will also be available, the highlight of which is probably Shaw Theatres, with 12 halls and an IMAX theatre complete with the latest laser projection technology.

In total, more than 200 stores are lined up for Paya Lebar Quarter Mall’s grand opening, so look out for announcements closer to the date.

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Mark your calendars for 30 August, and be the first to check out the latest and coolest new mall in the East.

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This Village In Japan Replaces Dead People With Dolls & The Reason Is Sad But Unnerving

Japan’s Nagoro Village Faces Declining Birth Rates & The Struggle Is Real

Japan’s countryside villages have shrunk in population because of the nation’s low birth rates and citizens’ migration to cities.

While the government has made an active effort to encourage more parents to have children, Japan’s Nagoro Village has turned to dolls to populate their town.

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According to CNA Insider, Tsukimi Ayano – a 69-year old doll creator – fashioned the town’s life-like figurines to commemorate the dead and repopulate the community.

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A village full of dolls seems like an unnerving plotline for a horror film, but it’s actually a serious attempt to bring life back to this village.

Dolls replace residents

Eleven years ago, when Tsukimi Ayano returned home, she discovered that the village once brimming with life felt lonely. As young people had moved to the city for employment, their population of 300 residents declined to only 27 people.

To combat the absence of residents, Ayano created her first dolls to resemble her parents and other family members. The hobby continued and she has created more than 350 dolls inspired by residents who died or left the village.

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Ayano tells CNA Insider,

Some (of the dolls) resemble people who used to live here or passed away.

Village of dolls

Thanks to Ayano’s efforts, the Japanese village is filled with doll monuments that represent its past residents.

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A short stroll reveals dolls lying in forests or hidden among trees, like this ‘child’ in a red sweater and green cap who’s hanging from a wooden fence.

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This doll is made to resemble a real-life cyclist from afar, but a closer look reveals he is a mere mannequin.

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No more children in the village

Kids who want to play hide and seek might find dolls mischievously creeping up on them instead.

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All the children in the village have left so the school has dolls reading books and chatting with other students in a classroom.

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The inns which used to be lively spaces for the community are filled with dolls to represent the adults and elderly who used to discuss gossip and village concerns.

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Declining birth rates in Japan & Singapore

Nagoro’s sparse population is a nationwide consequence of the low birth rate and high life expectancy in Japan.

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CNA Insider reports that Japan’s population will shrink by a third in 2065 — leading to a workforce shortage and possible economic crisis.

The threat of declining birth rates is also an issue that hits close to home in Singapore. A local report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2018 found only 39,039 births were registered in 2018 compared to 2017 — equivalent to a 1.5% decrease.

Both Japan and Singapore have turned to robotics and immigration to solve their population woes, and we have yet to see its impact.

Creative attempt to repopulate the village

The life-like dolls seem haunting once you discover that they’re meant to mimic dead or former residents. However, it’s also a creative yet lonely attempt to repopulate the village.

The lack of residents in Nagoro Village remains to be an issue without a solution anytime soon. It would be sad to see the village become a ghost town so we’re curious to know if Japanese and expats would be willing to relocate to this village of dolls.

What do you think about the dolls of Nagoro Village in Japan? Will you pay them a visit? Let us know in the comments below.

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Raffles Hotel Reopens On 1 Aug With Gorgeous Suites, Ballrooms & Restaurants

Raffles Hotel Returns After 18-Months Of Renovation

The iconic Raffles Hotel closed its doors in December 2017 to make room for major upgrades and renovations.

On Thursday (1 Aug), the hotel was back in action with a fresh look, new suites, luxurious restaurants, and high-class venues.

While Singapore’s architecture has changed over the years, Raffles Hotel is a constant reminder of our British past.

Here’s a look at how this neo-Renaissance building has transformed after several months.

Meticulous restoration

The Raffle Hotel’s meticulous restoration was led by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud.

Christian Westbeld, General Manager, Raffles Singapore, said in a press release,

It is our wish and desire that our guests will continue to create treasured memories at the hotel.

The main building would certainly strike an awesome first impression. The walls are whiter than ever with fresh paint and sparkling marble floors.

You’ll definitely feel like royalty while walking up the grand staircase to reach your suite.

Ballrooms, boutiques & facilities

The hotel’s Jubilee Hall theatre has been replaced with a grand ballroom which can seat up to 300 guests.

Stunning chandeliers, customized wall panels, and long dining tables serve as a reminder of the city’s rich heritage.

We bet you’ve seen loads of swimming pools in your lifetime but not many can match the grandeur of this shimmering destination.

A charming boutique also sells vases, shirts, and other souvenirs so you can preserve and treasure every memory of your stay.

Refurbished fancy suites

Locals eager for a staycation will be happy to know that the suites have been refurbished too.

The Courtyard Suite provides easy access to the main building, Raffles Spa and Raffles Arcade. After a long day of sightseeing, tourists can relax on this king or queen-sized bed and enjoy world-class service from Raffles butlers.

The Residence Suite includes dining areas, pantry, intimate office space, living room, and powder room.

You’ll definitely feel like a king or a queen while enjoying a warm bath inside this tub after a long day at work.

Restaurants & bars

The refurbished interiors are certainly luxurious, and you can expect the same quality from their restaurants and bars.

Raffles has collaborated with Chef Anne-Sophie Pic – of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in  France – to create the La Dame restaurant. We’re hoping it’ll rack up Michelin stars in the years to come.

Foodies can enjoy dishes like Cucumber with Oscietra Caviar and Gariguette Strawberry and Rosat Geranium.

Another option is a breakfast filled with vibrant berries, tangy bread, and colourful fruit juices at Tiffin Room.

True to its British roots, the hotel also serves afternoon tea and delicious treats at the Grand Lobby.

Stay the night at Raffles Hotel

There are loads of hotels around Singapore, but none can equal the grandeur and history of the Raffles Hotel.

The establishment opened in 1987 and derived its name from Singapore’s founder — Sir Stamford Raffles. You can book a suite on their website.

Are you a fan of the newly refurbished hotel? Are you planning to make a visit? Let us know in the comments below.

Featured image adapted from Raffles Hotel Singapore. All images courtesy of Raffles Hotel Singapore unless otherwise stated.

Jollibee Waterway Point Opens On 18 July, First 100 Customers Get Freebies

Jollibee Opens 8th Outlet At Punggol’s Waterway Point

The Jollibee craze doesn’t seem to be dying down, as the Filipino fast food chain confirmed the opening of its Waterway Point outlet for Thursday (18 Jul).

The Punggol branch will be their 8th Singapore outlet. This comes less than a month after they opened the 7th at Causeway Point on 26 June.

Considering the hype surrounding the Woodlands opening, this next one will surely be just as exciting.

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8th Jollibee outlet in Singapore

The new outlet at Waterway Point will join a growing list of Jollibee chains in Singapore as the brand continues to expand.

You can find the other existing outlets at these locations:

  • Lucky Plaza, #06-48A
  • Lucky Plaza, #B1-38 Stall 14
  • Square 2 (near Novena MRT), #01-07 to 12
  • Changi City Point, #01-37/38
  • Paya Lebar Square, #01-05 to 07
  • Jurong East MRT Station (below Exit A), #01-01
  • Causeway Point, #01-19/20/21/24/25

With another outlet in the heartlands, residents in the North-East of Singapore can enjoy their yummy fried chicken closer to home.

Maybe with more outlets now, there’ll be shorter queues at each location.

Exclusive free gifts for first 100 customers

Not only will you get to enjoy the delicious food, early birds will also stand a chance to win exclusive free gifts.

The first 100 customers in line will get an adorable Jollibee pillow, so you can eat, sleep and breathe Jollibee.

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The figurine looks cute too, but you’ll have to be super early and be one of the first five customers there to win it.

Be one of the first to try Jollibee in Punggol

Jollibee has yet to announce the official opening time yet, but we’re guessing it will be 10am just like in Woodlands.

Opening day will be a weekday though, so you might want to plan ahead. We’ll keep quiet if your boss asks.

Featured image from Buhay Singapore on Facebook and Google Maps.

Apple Jewel Changi Is A 2-Storey Glasshouse Next To Rain Vortex & It’s More Chio Than Apple Orchard

Apple Jewel Changi Unveils Magnificent Glass Facade Ahead Of Its Opening On 13 July

After 2 weeks of anticipation, Apple Jewel Changi is finally opening this Saturday (13 Jul).

And it’s every bit as sleek and massive as we imagined. The first thing that’d grab your eyeballs upon walking up to the store’s front, is the impressive double-storey glass facade.

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According to 9To5Mac, this is Apple’s 2nd store in Singapore. Jewel Changi’s outlet serves as an important expansion of Apple’s retail services for travellers visiting Singapore.

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Apple Jewel Changi will also complement the brand’s existing flagship store at Orchard Road.

Located next to the Rain Vortex

The store, which looks like a stunning glasshouse, is located next to the iconic HSBC Rain Vortex.

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We daresay that this outlet surpasses its downtown counterpart in terms of aesthetics.

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Staff fluent in 11 languages, even sign language

The Straits Times reported that shoppers will be greeted by staff who can collectively speak 11 languages, even sign language.

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Other than English, some of the languages covered by their 100-strong team include German, Hindi, Italian, Malay and Mandarin.

Pretty impressive.

Insta-worthy stairs

Similar to the Orchard Road outlet, there’s a whitewashed, minimalist staircase design at Jewel Changi’s one too.

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Perfect for you to get creative and make the most out of those curves.

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Learning photography by capturing Jewel

If you’re new to Apple’s learning classes, Apple Orchard Road occasionally holds hands-on sessions called Today at Apple.

This is where customers get to learn from educational programmes on photography and coding, among others.

So for the Jewel Changi outlet, Apple’s senior market director Mr Denny Tuza said they created their own Today at Apple session — something “really unique and different.”

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It’s called The Magic of Jewel Changi Airport Photo Walk, a 1-hour session for visitors to learn new photography techniques using iPhones and iPads.

They get to put their skills to the test by shooting architectural highlights of Jewel Changi, like the 40m Rain Vortex and its indoor gardens.

There’s 16 sessions available from 15-26 Jul, but unfortunately, all sessions are fully booked as of today (12 Jul).

You can still hop over to check out how chio the store looks though, and compare how it looks with the Apple Orchard store.

Here’s when to go to Apple Jewel Changi, and how.

Opening hours: 10am-10pm daily 
Address: Jewel Changi, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore, 819666
Nearest MRT:
Changi Airport

 

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There’s A New Victorian-Style Hotel In Penang That Lets You Dine In A “Glasshouse”

The Prestige Hotel In Penang Brings You Back To Victorian Era’s Flavours Of Decadence

Penang is a culturally rich enclave brimming with mouth-watering street food. It’s no wonder tourists are streaming into this historic centre.

If you’re looking for a place to stay that promises the cultured vacation you’ve been thirsting for, The Prestige Hotel is a colonial-style hotel that opened in June 2019.

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Located in the heart of Georgetown, it’s as atas and elegant as you’d imagine it to be from its name.

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Did we mention that they have a glasshouse-inspired cafe that transports you to a Victorian Eden, but with a modern, minimalist touch?

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Let’s take a peek beneath The Prestige Hotel’s majestic exterior.

Modern Victorian design of The Prestige Hotel

As you arrive at the entrance, be prepared to be taken away by the sheer grandeur of its Victorian-style architecture.

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The contemporary colonial setting will whisk you away to a world where the English once hailed Victoria as their queen.

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Seems almost like a real-life fantasy where you’re the crazy rich Asian.

Affordable dining at The Glasshouse

The highlight of the hotel is its restaurant The Glasshouse. It’s the perfect spot where generous sunlight streams through the wide windows to nourish the weary workaholic in you.

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It’s also a great place to eat your stress away. The spectre of CBD shall not bother you here.

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The best part? Most of their mains range between RM18 to RM45 (S$6 to S$15), with the kitchen mainly specialising in Western cuisine.

Yay for affordable comfort food.

Futuristic rooms with heritage aesthetics

The Prestige Hotel boasts beautifully designed rooms that will help you relax and unwind. Anything that pleases the eyes, pleases the mind, right?

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We’re not sure about you, but the golden structure brings to mind the glitzy style of 2013’s The Great Gatsby movie posters.

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You can choose your preferred room type from Deluxe, Premier Deluxe or Deluxe Trio, with room prices starting from ~S$80.

As a bonus, here’s a picture featuring the mesmerising view of Weld Quay and the ocean from The Prestige Hotel’s rooftop pool.

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Brb, finding our passports & Google Maps

The Prestige Hotel is a 25-minute drive from Penang International Airport.

 

It’s also within walking distance to Penang’s cultural sites, like the Clan Jetty Heritage Home and Pinang Peranakan Mansion, as well as famous food.

The Prestige Hotel

Address: 8 Gat Lebuh Gereja, 10300 Penang, Malaysia
Email: [email protected]
Contact No: +604-217 5888

The Glasshouse opens from 6.30am-11pm daily, which also makes it perfect for early breakfast and supper.

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Thailand’s Pirom Cafe Has A Hedge Maze Garden, Scenic Lake & A $3 Coffee Menu

Pirom Cafe In Khao Yai Has A Hedge Maze & Shimmering Lake

We’ve seen hedge maze gardens in Alice in Wonderland and classic European mansions, but now you don’t have to travel far to get lost in lush green labyrinths.

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Located in Khao Yai – two hours from Bangkok – Pirom Cafe boasts of an angular hedge maze and a stunning view of the surrounding lake.

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Here’s a quick tour around this magical destination in Khao Yai, and a few reasons why you should put it in your bucket list.

Hedge maze from wonderland

The usual cafes come with a table and a clear view of your laptop and smartphone, but Pirom Cafe lets you sip coffee in a secluded nook right smack in the middle of the great outdoors.

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Their maze-like garden reminds us of the Queen of Heart’s kingdom from Alice in Wonderland.

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We don’t think you’ll get lost in these intricately arranged hedges, but it could be a fun spot to play hide-and-seek with the kids.

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Those who want to sit back and enjoy the view can laze in these lounge chairs and listen to the latest beats while sipping on a fruity cooler.

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Scenic lakeside view

They say a good day starts with a cup of coffee and we bet you’ll get out of bed fast — if this is your local cafe.

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The well-landscaped garden overlooks a gorgeous lake that’ll tempt you to stay for the whole afternoon.

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Wherever you choose to sit, you’ll undoubtedly be satisfied as you meditate at this tranquil destination.

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Instead of skimming through your newsfeed, you’ll be tempted to explore the vast vineyard and discover towering trees.

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Coffee, sushi, sausages & fruit ice cream

Pirom Cafe has a classic coffee menu that includes popular options like Thai tea, lattes and cappuccinos from S$3 (70 Baht).

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Besides their creamy espresso blends, they also offer strawberry yoghurt smoothies, mango passion & mulberry yogurt shakes from S$6.90 (160 Baht). You can view their entire drink menu here.

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If a cup of coffee isn’t enough to satisfy your appetite, you’ll be happy to find their homemade Western-style appetizers like spiced potato chips wedges, fried sushi and chunky meat sausages.

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Finish your meal with a fruit ice cream that is literally a miniature version of the real thing. We’re curious to know if the pineapple ice cream tastes as good as its namesake.

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Those who prefer to feast like a king indoors can stay at their comfy lounge whilst chatting with friends.

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Directions to Pirom Cafe

Pirom Cafe is a 2-hour drive from the Don Mueang International Airport.

The cafe is near Khao Yai National Park in the Pirom at Vineyard Project. According to the website, the route is private and you’ll be surrounded by mountains, vineyards, lush gardens and massive lakes along the way.

The cafe has parking spots available for drivers.

Pirom Cafe
Address: 234, Tambon Phaya Yen, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30320, Thailand
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 9:00am to 6:00pm
Contact number: +66 98 886 1188
Website: Pirom Cafe

Pirom Cafe looks like an old English garden straight out of a fairytale. There’s no better place to escape from the ordinary than a short getaway to Khao Yai. And if you’ve taken a trip, tell us how it went in the comments.

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6 Stunning Photos Of S’pore In Her Kampung Days Give You Glimpse Into Our Not So Distant Past

Singapore In Her Kampung Days Stunning Photo Exhibition By Photographer Lim Kwong Ling Till 28 Jul

Singapore is a now a thriving metropolis with robot cops and urban farms in our malls of the future but how was it like in its kampung days?

Photographer Lim Kwong Ling’s solo exhibition – A Portrait Of Home – will reveal monochrome photographs from the 1960s and 1970s from 20 June to 28 July.

While younger generations weren’t able to witness the era, these photos will let us develop a newfound appreciation for the past and present Singapore.

1. Mata Ikan

Changi South Ave 3 – currently filled with buildings and offices – used to be the village of Mata Ikan. The beach was ideal for running around by the sea or watching sunsets with friends.

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2. Marine Parade

Marine Parade is a major commercial complex with urban shopping centres. Present business owners might remember a time when budding entrepreneurs walked the streets to sell ice balls and kachang puteh.

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3. Singapore River

Singapore River’s night time view is laden with neon lights, stunning waterside restaurants and an array of clubs — a far cry from this river brimming with sampans.

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4. Potong Pasir

The estate of Potong Pasir now has rows of HDB flats that some of us call home. Longtime residents might recall when it was a lush green paradise with quaint riverside attap houses.

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5. Kampung Kids

Before the rise of iPads and smartphones, Kampung kids used to play games on the streets with their cousins and neighbours.

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6. Home

HDB residents take a few minutes to reach the ground floor from their unit. Not so long ago, kids could easily go back and forth from their house to the garage.

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Travel back to the past

Mr Lim Kwong Ling’s photographs will undoubtedly take many locals back to their childhood.

The Portrait of Home exhibition will run from 20 June to 28 July at Objectifs Chapel Gallery. Those short on cash will be happy to know that admission is free. The opening reception is scheduled next Saturday (22 Jun) while the artist talk is scheduled the next day (23 Jun). Save a seat for the Artist Talk through Peatix.

Those familiar with Mr Lim Kwong Ling’s work will know that his local and overseas Chinese photographs have gained fame since the 1970s. He was formerly the Vice President for The Society of Worldwide Ethnic Chinese Photographers and Honorary President of the Photo-Art Association of Singapore.

If our island’s past has become so unrecognizable in just a few decades, we’re looking forward to how it’ll look by 2050.

Date: 20 Jun to 28 Jul 2019
Place: Objectifs Chapel Gallery (Free admission)
Opening Hours: Tues to Sat, 12:00pm to 7:00pm; Sun, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

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Apple To Open Second SG Store At Jewel Changi On July 13, 10AM

Apple To Open Second Outlet At Jewel Changi On 13 Jul

They say the more the merrier, the same applies to Apple outlets too.

On Friday (28 Jun), The Straits Times reported that the company will open their second outlet at Jewel Changi Airport on 13 July.

We’re still waiting for Apple updates about the store’s interior and offerings, but here’s what we know so far.

Apple products & hands-on sessions

As usual, Apple fans can expect Apple iPhones, iPads, Macbook and accessories.

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Here’s to hoping that you can get a hands-on preview of the famous cheese grater-shaped Mac Pro soon as well.

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Apple’s Orchard Road outlet offers hands-on sessions about photography, videography, music, design and coding. While we haven’t received any information about their creative sessions at Jewel Changi yet, it’s something we might be able to look forward to.

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For example, their coding-related programs let participants program robots, develop app concepts and make app prototypes.

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Apple fans who want to learn digital art can learn Procreate or draw anime characters at their art and design lessons.

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Photo walk featuring Jewel attractions

You’ve undoubtedly explored Jewel Changi stores and visited the jaw-dropping rain vortex — and now you can do it again with Apple products in hand.

According to The Straits Times, Apple’s program The Magic of Jewel Changi Airport Photo Walk will let visitors explore Jewel’s attractions.

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The Photo Walk will teach participants how to use the iPhone or iPad for taking pictures and videos of Jewel Changi’s parks and gardens. Those who want to get more likes and shares on the ‘gram might learn the art of capturing cinematic shots.

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Jewel Changi Outlet opens on 13 July

Apple’s second outlet is scheduled to open on 13 July.

We bet that the brand will release more details about the new outlet soon so stay tuned for more updates.

While we’ve visited their first store at Orchard Road, we’re wondering whether their Jewel Changi outlet will live up to our expectations.

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