Transit Number 8 Cafe In Chiang Mai Has A Perfect Muji Style Aesthetic & Menu
Muji-style hotels and homes are at the top of our bucket list for travel and interior design aspirations. Transit Number 8 Cafe is definitely a place you can get major inspo for your own flats.
For Singaporeans, it’s hard not to name-drop the Japanese label when thinking about their classy minimalist aesthetic. While not all of us can afford a home design overhaul yet, you could grab some inspiration from this recently opened cafe in Chiang Mai.
This dainty Oreo cheesecake is highly-recommended as well. We undoubtedly love the cookies, but we bet you’ll be obsessed with this version which comes with a generous dollop of cream frosting for good measure.
Transit Number 8 is a mere 15-minute cab ride from the Chiang Mai International Airport.
The cafe is near Food & Friends Chiang Mai and Apache House Chiang Mai. We don’t think parking is available so you can opt to ride a tuk tuk, cab or motorbike to reach this destination.
Address: 56/19 Soi Muban Khumkhon Phing 2 Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200 Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 8:00am to 6:00pm Contact Number: +66 94 636 8763 Website: Transit Number 8
Transit Number 8 proves that the secret to an attractive interior is to keep it simple. There’s not a lot of destinations that can ace the Muji aesthetic so include this in your bucket list and schedule a trip as soon as you can.
You may have, when younger and playfully imaginative, dreamt of living in a castle.
But as you grew older, you began to realise that living in a castle is impractical — especially in a space-deprived city like Singapore. Only the ultra-wealthy get to live in anything close to being called a castle.
Here are the 10 most expensive homes that are available on the Singapore market now. We’ve ranked them from expensive to ridiculously expensive because who are we kidding? Admiring them in pictures is as close as most of us will get to seeing them IRL.
Price on PropertyGuru: $60,000,000 Tenure type: Freehold
If you want to be above everyone else all the time, you may want to consider this house — supposing that you can afford it.
The house at Queen Astrid Park is elevated from its surroundings and has trees planted all around it so you can always have your privacy in your own home. You probably won’t be able to see much of the house from the street.
Maybe the house is too ‘small’ for you. The house also features a gazebo if you prefer the charms of the great outdoors.
Price on PropertyGuru: $61,000,000 Tenure type: Freehold
You may not have expected a non-landed property in this list. Each unit occupies an entire level — which should justify its ridiculous price tag. You’ll even have private access to the rest of the building from 2 lifts.
Price on PropertyGuru: $91,800,000 Tenure type: Freehold
Unfortunately, the listing for this property doesn’t have many details about where exactly it is.
However, what it shows is enough to help you understand why the property costs so much. Not only does it have a swimming pool – almost seems like a given at this point – it also has an area big enough for a futsal match.
I guess you could say this house is ‘goals’ Source
1. Wallich Residence, Tanjong Pagar
If you thought that the most expensive home in this list was going to be a freehold landed property, you would be wrong.
Price on PropertyGuru: $107,000,000 Tenure type: 99-year lease
The most expensive property you can purchase now is actually a penthouse at Wallich Residence with a 99-year lease.
The property is expensive for many reasons. One of which is that it is placed right at the heart of the Central Business District. At this price, you’ll also be paying for the interior space and view of the skyline.
But the party’s far from over since Sentosa announced that they’ll be playing host to the first-ever Pokemon Carnival.
From 15 to 30 June, Pokemon lovers can visit a massive 5-metre inflatable Pikachu and meet a whopping 403 types of Pokemon in the Alolan region of Sentosa Cove Village.
Looks like June holiday plans for the kiddos are settled. Here’s what else to expect.
Catch all 403 Alolan pokemon & play carnival games
Many of us spent our entire childhood watching many Pokemon adventures on TV.
This time, we’ll experience our own Pokemon Adventures, snag some activity booklets and discover tons of Pokemon in an island. We hear that Pokemon plushies will be up for grabs too, if you join in the festivities.
Thanks to the Carnival Game Vouchers, guests can experience four carnival games and win Pokemon stickers. We’ve always wanted to try using Pokeballs in real-life, and we might get the opportunity to do just that.
Kids can learn about each Pokemon by scanning the QR codes on the Pokémon standees scattered around Sentosa Cove Village. They can use what they’ve learned to answer questions in these mysterious Pokemon boards.
Get the chance to meet these adorable Pokemon mascots. Here’s to hoping that you don’t get electrocuted by lightning bolts in exchange for a hug.
The future might be unpredictable but Kevin (@kevouthere) proves that it’s incredibly bright for us here.
The Singapore-based photographer specialises in landscape, architectural, travel and street photography. His experience as an interaction designer allows him to take stunning images that capture the complexity of the island’s architectural feats.
If the island looks like a futuristic cityscape in 2019 — we can’t wait to see how Singapore’s appearance will continue to evolve 30 years from now.
We absolutely love the attention to detail for the decor, with Easter eggs referencing old-school manga characters and brands littered all over the posters and car plates. Here’s what else to expect, so buckle up if you’re joining us for the ride.
‘80s Japanese aesthetic
For self-proclaimed otakus born in the ’80s or ’90s, Kafae Tuktheaw will most definitely take you back to your childhood.
Hanging out at a cafe is something that we’ve all experienced. But it becomes a lot more special when you’re surrounded by cigarette vending machines, postboxes and vintage chairs. Kafae Tuktheaw places great care in replicating the atmosphere of an entire Japanese street throughout its premises.
Before the age of iPads, kids would put their toys in wagons and pull it to their neighbours’ house. While it might not be as common now, we’re tempted to use the wagon to get all these classic merchandise.
The cafe’s menu consists of tea, desserts and bento meals from S$2.50 (60 Baht).
Their Sukiyaki bento has a beef donburi with tender slices of beef and onsen eggs for S$5.83 (135 Baht). While the cafe perfectly nailed the ‘80s aesthetic, we’re excited to see if they did the same with the food.
Kafae Tuktheaw is a 30-minute cab ride from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Take the airport link to Ramkhamhaeng and ride a taxi to reach your destination. The cafe is near the Thai Airways Operation Centre.
Kafae Tuktheaw Address: 1144/17 Phatthanakan Rd, Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250, Thailand Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:00am to 8:00pm, Sat to Sun, 7:30am to 8:00pm Contact Number: +66 082 584 4073
Time travel isn’t possible yet. But this rustic cafe in Bangkok will let you visit 2 cities for the price of one. If you’re paying this place a visit, we’re sure you’ll love reliving the good old ’80s, especially if you’re an otaku at heart.
News of the eco-resort at Mandai actually broke in Oct 2017. But today (23 May), snapshots of what the resort will probably look like were released. These include illustrations of its spaceship-like treehouses, canopy bridges and nature trails.
Image from Mandai Park Holdings
Treehouse, canopy bridges and nature trails
The eco-resort will hold 338 rooms.
Among the rooms are treehouses nestled in the heart of the forest. And you won’t have to worry about insects flying into your face as you sip on your afternoon tea, because there are fine nets cast over the openings.
Image from Mandai Park Holdings
You can also choose to take a short stroll through the rest of the resort on the canopy bridges. With tall trees over your head to provide shade, the heat shouldn’t be a worry.
Image from Mandai Park Holdings
There will also be guided nature walks through the teeming-with-life forest. Just remember to take along some insect repellent, otherwise you may find yourself itchy with bites for the rest of your stay.
From the map below, you’ll see that eco-resort, located at the northern end, will be integrated into the entire Mandai eco-expanse. This will connect it to a host of other attractions like the Night Safari and the Bird Park.
The Toppen Shopping Mall is described as having a “heart” as the mall is eco-friendly.
The rooftops of the mall will have multiple solar panels to harness solar energy for the malls use. With the “Intelligent Building Management System”, the mall prevents energy wastage by adjusting lighting and power.
Rainwater will also be collected to be reused in the mall.
Cafe La Rose In Bangkok Has A Gorgeous Flower Garden With Edible Roses To Boot
The sight of gorgeous flowers isn’t new to locals who frequent Gardens by the Bay. We all know at least one person who absolutely loves to take pictures of florals for their pastel-themed ‘gram, but who knew that you could eat them too?
We’ve recently discovered that Cafe La Rose in Bangkok lets you sip tea within an exquisite flower-covered interior whilst eating literal roses too.
Guests who are single but looking to mingle can hang out at the rose bar to order some flower-themed drinks. They say love comes when you least expect it, so who knows what could happen once you spark a conversation with that charming person holding a sparkling rose champagne flute?
Hands up if you already knew that rainbow-coloured rice noodles were a thing? We sure hope the dish tastes as good as it looks. Be warned that this version is on the spicy side with chili peppers, lemon, shrimp and onions.
But their care costs a significant amount of money, with each tiger setting them back roughly RM40,000 (S$13,200) a year.
The zoo estimates that it needs at least RM500,000 (S$165,000) to keep up with tiger care, but hopes for RM1 million (S$330,000) to focus on conserving all Asian tiger species.
Currently surviving on limited funds
Since 2015, the number of visitors to the zoo has fallen, with the latest record accounting for only 368,000 in a year. The zoo needs at least 500,000 to break even.
The falling numbers means expenditure is really tight, with almost as much money going out as it is coming in.
Five-year grants had long ended in 2004, and the zoo is currently getting by on a one-off government aid for general maintenance.
Future remains uncertain
It is not known what the consequences will be if funding eventually runs dry and the zoo is unable to make ends meet.
But Zoo Negara has arranged talks with Malaysia’s Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister as well as Prime Minister Mahathir to discuss ways to sustain the zoo and possibly upgrade it to a dedicated conservation centre.
For now, we can help keep a roof over the animals’ heads by making a visit to the zoo the next time we’re in Kuala Lumpur.
From indoor driving schools, bouncy castles to role play rooms, let’s take a look at the new playground that your kids will go gaga over.
Indoor driving school & mini train rides
Kiztopia is an edutainment playground that’s designed to improve the physical, emotional, cognitional and social development of children.
Unlike most playgrounds, kids could learn what it takes to drive a car at their indoor driving school. While they still need to turn 18 to get a licence, at least they’ll master the basics of road safety.
No one can survive without good food. Those who want to raise future Michelin star chefs should check out the cooking corner that has bread makers and stoves. Here’s hoping your kids will bring home yummy treats and pastries.
Kiztopia also offers special programs for kids that could include taekwondo, music and other popular activities. We don’t have all the details yet but they’re set to build a Ninja Warrior obstacle course and an augmented reality basketball room.
Bouncy castles, thrilling rides & trampolines
A playground experience isn’t complete without slides and bouncy adventures.
Young thrill-seekers will have fun sliding all the way down into ball pits and making new friends along the way.
Tickets for Kiztopia are currently available at Ticket Tailor.
As their grand opening approaches, Kiztopia, will offer grand opening promos, early-bird tickets, annual passes and bulk admissions. Tickets start at $22 for 1 hour, $30 hours for 3 hours and $38 for unlimited play for one day. You can check out their offerings here.
Each admission pass is valid for one child and one accompanying adult only. The ticket price for an additional adult will be $8.
Marina Square is a 3-minute walk from Esplanade MRT station.