Meidi-Ya Millenia Walk Is A 2-Storey Grocery Paradise With A Japanese Bakery, Café & Bar

Meidi-Ya Millenia Walk Outlet To Open On 25 Nov

Earlier last month, we reported that Japanese grocery store Meidi-Ya is expected to open a brand new outlet in Millenia Walk.

Meidi-Ya To Open Millenia Walk Outlet In Nov, A 2-Storey Store Packed With Japanese Groceries

On Wednesday (10 Nov), Meidi-Ya announced that the new outlet will be opening on 25 Nov.

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Meidi-Ya’s biggest and newest outlet will also house a bar, bakery, and café, making it a grocery paradise for those who love their Japanese produce.

Meidi-Ya Millenia Walk houses a bakery & food hall

According to Medi-Ya’s press release, the 2-storey grocery store will reportedly measure a sprawling 24,000 sq ft, around the size of 2 Olympic-size swimming pools.

On the first floor lies an in-house bakery and food hall.

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Some people might associate bread with carbs, and the prospect of packing on some pounds.

However, at Gokoku Japanese Bakery, customers can purchase healthy buns made of ingredients like brown rice and fermented dough.

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Customers looking for a chill spot can hang out with friends at the café while savouring some delicious sandwiches.

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Those looking to satisfy their Japanese food cravings can opt for a more filling meal at the food hall instead, where offerings like sushi and Japanese curry are available.

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Japanese groceries & more on huge second floor

Of course, it wouldn’t be Meidi-Ya if there are no Japanese groceries involved, and the Japanese retailer’s latest outlet isn’t about to disappoint.

Customers can look forward to aisle after aisle of Japanese products and food on the second floor.

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Though Meidi-Ya might be synonymous with Japanese groceries, its latest outlet at Millenia Walk also carries other products imported from Europe and America.

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There’ll even be a section dedicated to beauty, health, and nutrition products.

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Our friends who fancy some alcohol from time to time will also enjoy the liquor store – which is already open – that has 270 kinds of Japanese sake.

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Free thermal & tote bags for shoppers

To celebrate the store’s opening, Meidi-Ya is handing out gifts to shoppers who spend $200 at the supermarket.

Hit that target, and you’ll stand to bring home a black thermal shopping bag to keep all your groceries fresh till you get home. These are available only while stocks last, so don’t miss the opportunity.

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If you don’t do big grocery hauls, you can still walk home with this beige tote bag when you spend $20 and above at the Gokoku Japanese Bakery.

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Mark your calenders for Meidi-Ya’s opening

If you or your friends are die-hard fans of Japanese groceries, mark your calendars so you don’t miss out when Meidi-Ya Millenia Walk officially opens.

Get your grocery list ready so you can breeze through the huge outlet and find all the things you need.

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S’porean Captures Sungei Buloh As Dreamy Countryside, Gives Unique View Of Wetland Reserve

S’porean Shares Pictures Of Sungei Buloh As Dreamy Countryside On Facebook

Those who have visited the Kranji countryside may be familiar with Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve — home to one of the world’s “rarest mangroves“.


On Wednesday (11 Nov), a Facebook user who visited the park shared gorgeous images depicting the reserve as a dreamy nature haven tucked away in the northwest of Singapore.


Sungei Buloh in the morning

During her visit to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, the netizen managed to snap pictures of the Johor Straits with a dash of lingering sunrise.

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The calm and reflective waters give us a sense of serenity. We can’t help but notice that there aren’t anyone on the boardwalk — perhaps the park doesn’t see many visitors this early in the morning.

A walk along the trail allows the nature reserve to show off its beautiful mangroves, which also serves as a rest stop for migratory birds.

Sungei Buloh mangrovesSource

The air of peace seems to continue as one journeys down the walking trail.

The netizen also managed to snap a wider image of the reserve with buildings from Johor peeking above the horizon.


It shows how nature can thrive even amid the rapidly urbanising world we live in.

We are thankful that the reserve seems to be unblemished by litter. Perhaps visitors made the conscious effort to keep the park clean and we certainly hope this trend continues.

Sungei Buloh is a haven for nature

According to NParks, the 202-hectare Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park.


Besides being home to otters, mudskippers, and kingfishers, it also serves as a rest point for migratory birds from September to March.

Birds like the Mongolian Plover come from as far as the Himalayas as they head to sunny Singapore to escape the winter chill.

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Fortunately, Sungei Buloh got international recognition by Wetlands International and was given nature reserve status. This means that the mangrove forest and its vulnerable inhabitants will be given protection.

Getting closer to nature

Seeing pictures of untouched nature in the bustling urban city that is Singapore never fails to make our day.

Perhaps this is an incentive for us to put our walking shoes and go out for some fresh air in our little countryside.

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K.STAR Karaoke To Announce Reopening Date By End Nov, Customers Will Get Special Gifts

K.STAR Karaoke To Announce Reopening Date By End Of Nov, Has Outlets In Orchard Central & Suntec City

After months with no nightclubs and karaoke sessions, nightlife junkies can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. On Monday (9 Nov), K.STAR Karaoke announced that they will reveal their reopening date by the end of November.

The karaoke-themed bar has 2 branches located in Suntec City and Orchard Central, and an upcoming outlet in Plaza Singapura.

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While there is no specific reopening date yet, they’ve shared some details to incite our longing and excitement.

K.STAR Karaoke reopening soon

K.STAR Karaoke is Singapore’s first-ever themed karaoke bar. Japanese cartoon enthusiasts will easily recall their Doraemon and Hello Kitty rooms where you can let loose with friends and show off your beautiful voice.

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In light of their comeback, they  shared that they will be providing a special gift to patrons on their reopening date.

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Up to 5 pax/room

As part of a pilot programme, karaoke places and nightlife establishments like K.STAR Karaoke will be allowed to reopen in a modified form.

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Since the pandemic is far from over, the Singapore Nightlife Business Association (SNBA) has implemented safe management measures. Entry to karaoke lounges will be restricted for groups of up to 5 people per room.


At the very least, long-time patrons will be able to hang out with their closest BFFs in neon-light tinted rooms with massive wall projections and standing microphones. Here’s to hoping that operations will eventually return to normal in the upcoming months.


Since SNBA stated that nightclubs and karaoke lounges will likely reopen from Jan 2021, we’re guessing the same will apply to K.STAR.

Has 3 outlets in Singapore

Once K.STAR Karaoke reopens, karaoke fans might be able to have mini-parties with friends in 3 locations.


At the moment, they have 2 outlets in Suntec City and Orchard Central.


But pretty soon, their new Plaza Singapura outlet will also be welcoming customers.


Similar to their previous outlets, we’re excited to see more creative-themed rooms where we can unleash our inner K-pop star.

Hoping to visit soon

Hangouts with friends at restaurants and public areas definitely made our days brighter in the past few months. But, we’ve missed singing about our woes, heartaches, and joys through late-night karaoke sessions.

To stay updated on K.STAR Karaoke’s reopening, follow their Facebook page. You should also check out local bars and clubs you’ve previously frequented so you can get a dose of the alcohol, cocktails, and concoctions you’ve missed in the past few months.

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Yishun Has Wholesale Baking Store Where Home Bakers Can Get Giant Nutella & Peanut Butter

Yishun Wholesale Baking Supplies Store Is For All Home Bakers Out There

During the Covid-19 period, the number of home bakers has substantially increased as people looked for new hobbies & employment while stuck indoors.

But some saw enough success with their home-baked creations to sell them to others, fuelling a rising industry.

As any budding home baker might know, baking in batches requires plentiful ingredients, and not everyone knows where to get the gargantuan amounts needed to fulfil orders for, say, 120 people.

Look no further than this store in the heart of Yishun, with all the baking goodies & supplies you’ll ever need, in industry sizes.

Yishun store stocks home baking supplies

A Mdm Sarimah shouted out the simply-named store, N Supplies Wholesale Baking Supplies on Facebook on 8 Nov.


Within this store tucked in a HDB block is shelves and shelves of home baking supplies, including ingredients and tools.

For example, there’s all the Nutella you could ever need or want.


The Nutella tubs are huge enough that you can even bathe yourself in it, she quips.


There’s also giant peanut butter tubs – which are creamy – at $20 per tub.


Making great cookies, of course, requires a boatload of butter. Weight watchers may want to stay away from this area.


Flour, sugar, and halal chocolates are also available.

Special tools for baking needs

Any home baking enterprise requires bottles for their baked goodies, and of course the supplies store has this.


Some desserts like cupcakes require specialised trays to get those calories into your bloodstream too, so if you’re thinking of cupcakes for, say, a classroom of kids, this is where you can get them too.


They also stock vanilla essence, flour and vegetable oil.


And if you just want to have something sweet immediately, they even have soft-serve ice cream.

One-stop store for home bakers

Whether you’re starting out on Instagram with your friends and family as your clientele, or a successful baker with too many orders to fulfil, N Supplies in Yishun can be that one-stop store for you.

N Supplies Wholesale Baking 

Address: #01-327, Block 717 Yishun Street 71, Singapore 760717
Opening hours: 10am-9pm, Monday to Saturday (closed on Sundays)
Nearest MRT station: Yishun

You can contact them at 98694619 or Facebook for any enquiries.

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get some intense baking done in time for the festive season, perhaps you should hit this store in Yishun up.

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S’pore Nightclubs To Let Up To 100 People In, Only Residents & Work Pass Holders May Enter

Singapore Nightclubs To Allow Up To 100 People & Karaoke Lounges For Groups Of 5 Inside Rooms

Shopping and eating to our hearts’ content may be enough to keep many of us happy, but some need a different outlet to let loose. Frequent patrons of karaoke lounges and nightclubs will thus be happy to know that they’ll be welcoming people again soon.


As part of the pilot programme, up to 100 people will be able to enter nightclubs and groups of 5 may share 1 karaoke room.

This is on top of the previous safe management measures the Singapore Nightlife Businesss Association announced earlier on 6 Nov.

Here’s what nightlife junkies can look forward to.

Nightclubs to split people into zones of 50

Sweaty bodies in a crowded room may be the usual scene at clubs, but the current pandemic will see a slight change to that.

The few clubs reopening in the programme will have to allow only a maximum of 100 people at any one time, reports Channel NewsAsia (CNA).


They will then split patrons further into 2 separate zones of 50, which will have dining and dancing areas each.

There will, however, be no live music or performances.

Only local residents & Work Pass holders allowed

In addition to the separate zones, the pilot reopening also entails the following safe management measures:

  • negative Covid-19 test within the past 24 hours to gain entry
  • mandatory wearing of masks
  • keeping a safe distance of 2m between groups (indicated by markings & barriers)


Before fulfilling the above criteria, patrons must first have to be local residents or Work Pass holders, reports The Straits Times (ST).

Those on business or official visits here will thus be unable to enter nightspots.

Up to 5 per group in each karaoke room

Likewise, the above criteria apply to karaoke lounge patrons too.

The only difference is that individual rooms within the lounges may allow up to 5 people in a group. They may eat and drink inside, after which the rooms will be disinfected 15 minutes before the next session.

According to CNA, the following number of entertainment venues will be reopening:

  • 10 pubs & bars
  • 10 karaoke lounges
  • 5 nightclubs

While the pilot for pubs and bars will begin in Dec and last for 2 months, karaoke lounges and nightclubs will only reopen in Jan 2021 as they need more time to prepare.

The Jan 2021 reopening will likely last for 3 months if risks remain low, so brace yourselves for that.

Partake in social activities safely & responsibly

Though this latest update beckons more exciting things to look forward to as the new year approaches, we should remember that the pandemic is still far from over.

With Phase 3 possibly lasting for a long time, we can expect many precautionary measures to stay in place or even be tightened.

Regardless, let’s embrace the changes while adhering to the rules, to ensure that we all remain safe and can resume normal life eventually.

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Dog Café In Seletar Lets You Sip Coffee & Watch Cute Canines Run Free On The Lawn

Dog Café In Seletar Aerospace Park Has Daycare, Grooming & Training Services

Doggos make for wonderful companions at home. But not everyone has the means to keep one. For wistful animal lovers who can only admire from afar, going to pet-friendly eateries is the next best thing.

Tucked away in the lifestyle enclave of Seletar Aerospace Park, is a dog café that just opened its doors earlier this year.

Enter Chow Cute, a colonial-style doggo haven that quadruples as a café, dog grooming salon, pet hotel, and a daycare centre for busy fur parents.


We are already loving the supremely punny name, which means “super cute” in Chinese. Let’s take a look at what they have to offer.

Colonial-style dog café in Seletar Aerospace Park

From the outside, Chow Cute is an elegant, colonial-style sanctuary where a pack of doggos reside within.


After all, they have a glorious lawn to have fun on, situated conveniently close to the outdoor sitting area.


As the name Chow Cute suggests, you can expect to see Chow Chows frolicking about, like this one.


These 2 doggos seem to be enjoying each other’s company a lot, as they look this close to snuggling in the picture.


Tasteful minimalist interiors

Inside, you can tell that the owners have stayed true to the essence of the building’s heritage. The décor looks tastefully done to complement the colonial exterior.


Chow Cute evidently pays homage to its branding as well in the design — just look at the cute Chow Chow motifs decking the walls.


To complete the experience, opt for a hot cuppa joe and pastries so you can chill out and watch cute canines lepak with you.


You can have a look at their menu here.

Grooming & pet boarding services available

Other than the café, pet owners will have more reasons to visit this animal sanctuary with these services offered:

  • Grooming
  • Pet boarding
  • Daycare
  • Dog training

This doggo, for example, is getting pampered with collagen treatment that helps moisturise and promote healthy fur growth.


There are minimalist glass columns near the café’s exit, likely for doggos who are sent here for pet boarding and grooming.


Looks like your furkids will be in good hands. Here’s how to get there:

Chow Cute SG
Address: 16 The Oval, Seletar Aerospace Park, 797873
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am-10pm
Phone number: 69747916
Email: info[at]
Nearest MRT station: Yishun

Great place to chill out with your pet

Chow Cute looks like a wonderful choice for dog owners who love dining out with their pets. If you’re one of them and feel like you’re running out of pet-friendly places to visit, consider dropping by Chow Cute.

Even though the place is quite far up in the north, seeing adorable, cheerful Chow Chows make friends with your pet will be worth it.

Whether you’re a dog owner or not, there’s something for every animal lover here.

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IKEA S’pore To Close Physical & Online Stores Overnight, Check Out Your Items By 9pm

IKEA Singapore Closes Physical & Online Stores Overnight For Upgrading Works

IKEA is a popular choice for homeowners because of the easy-to-assemble furniture. However, Singaporeans will be unable to buy from both their physical and online stores for about 18 hours, as they close for upgrading works.

IKEA will be shuttering their Tampines and Alexandra outlets from 9pm tonight (9 Nov) to 3pm tomorrow (10 Nov). Furthermore, online checkout will be unavailable for the same amount of time.

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The Scandinavian furniture chain says upgrading works will be taking place during the store closure, so they can serve customers better.

IKEA to close online & physical purchases briefly

In a Facebook post, IKEA Singapore shared that it will close physical stores and the online checkout function from 9pm today (9 Nov) till 3pm tomorrow (10 Nov).

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However it says customers can still browse their online catalogue for inspiration.

The furniture brand hasn’t shared about what kind of upgrading works will be taking place.

But considering the reason for the closure, we do hope that they’ll be able to achieve that and provide us with an even more seamless shopping experience.

Save your IKEA food run for Tuesday evening

On top of furniture shopping, many of us brave long queues at the IKEA restaurants for the affordable Scandinavian food fare.

Their meatballs are no doubt the most popular item, but sadly with physical stores only reopening from 3pm tomorrow, you’ll have to reschedule your lunch plans.

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At least there’s still dinner later that evening, if you’re still craving their Swedish menu really badly.

Let’s hope that the queues won’t be insanely long then, since it’s a weeknight after all.

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S’pore’s Atlas Is 4th Best Bar In The World, Gives Us Something To Cheers To

Atlas Ranks 4th Place In World’s Best Bars List, 3 Other Local Bars Make Top 50

The Covid-19 pandemic has quashed many Singaporeans’ dreams of year-end holidays, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time right here on our shores.

Atlas, a popular local bar, has recently been ranked 4th in the 2020’s World’s Best Bars list.


This is 4 spots up from last year’s 8th place ranking.

Atlas bar ranks 4th place, moving up 4 spots

2020 has been a tough year for most businesses, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t getting recognised.

Atlas bar, located at Parkview Square, has been ranked the 4th best bar in the world.


This is up 4 spots from what they were ranked last year.

It is also the top-ranking bar in Asia, beating out Coa in Hong Kong and The SG Club in Tokyo, reported The Straits Times (ST).

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Atlas bar is renowned for its impressive 1,400 bottle gin collection and grandiose aesthetic.

It certainly is a sight to behold while you sip on a cup of gin at the end of the day.

Jigger & Pony ranks #9 in list

Jigger & Pony, another local bar, also broke into the top 10 of World’s 50 Best Bars list, coming in at 9th place.

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There might still be a gulf between them Atlas, but they’ve come a long way, climbing a whopping 20 spots since last year.

The bar has seen great success this year, also clinching 1st place in Asia’s 50 Best Bars list back in May.

Jigger & Pony at Amara Hotel has a wide selection of 24 unique cocktails which feature both classics and some with an added Asian twist.

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In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the bar even offers delivery services so customers can enjoy their cocktails from the comfort of their own homes.

Local bars Manhattan and Native also make the list

The 2020 edition of The World’s 50 Best Bars results were announced in a virtual countdown livestream on Thursday (5 Nov).

Top spots in the list were clinched by Connaught Bar in London, Dante in New York, and The Clumsies in Athens, Greece.

Notably on the list are local bars Manhattan at 14th place and Native at 18th place.

Atlas 4thManhattan at Regent Singapore

However, not all bars have been able to withstand the punishing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Operation Dagger, which previously ranked 30th in the list has shuttered up on 31 Oct.

Singapore nightlife is raising the bar

The nightlife scene in Singapore is certainly raising the bar on expectations.

So, the next time you’re feeling a little ‘thirsty’, you know which top-tier bars to visit.

Have you patronised any of these bars before? What do you think of them? Let us know in the comments down below.

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New Clementi Kopitiam Has Western Food, Satay & Seafood, Another Lepak Spot For Westies

New Clementi Kopitiam Has 9 Stalls Offering Different Hawker Fares

Easties constantly boast about having the best food in Singapore, but come December, Westies might have a stronger case when it comes to which side is best.

Kedai Kopi, a kopitiam in Clementi, is a collaboration between Tenderfresh Group and Kimly Coffeeshop that will likely change the food landscape in the Western region of Singapore.

Though it is only slated to open next month, Kedai Kopi took to Facebook on Wednesday (4 Nov) to give Westies a glimpse of what they can expect. Best of all, every stall at the kopitiam will be halal or Muslim-owned, so you can lepak there with your Muslim friends.


Here are some stalls that we think will be our favourites.

Tenderfresh offers juicy fried chicken

According to the post, Kedai Kopi will house 9 stalls. Each selling different dishes, customers will likely have a difficult choice of deciding which stall to patronise.

Top on our list is Tenderbest, which is arguably a famous fried chicken institution in Singapore.


Having been around since 1979, the chain’s juicy fried chicken has apparently raked up a large following.


Authentic nasi padang adored by lunch crowds

Another stall that we anticipate being a crowd favourite is Istimewa Nasi Padang, which as its name suggests, serves white rice with a variety of delectable side dishes.


Apart from our colleagues at Eatbook, hungry workers on their lunch breaks are notoriously known for being some of the harshest food critics.

Yet, the Bukit Merah nasi padang stall is apparently a hot favourite among “taxi drivers, foodies and corporates“, which surely is an indication of just how good their food are.


380 Nasi Lemak will make your rethink the coconut dish

With aromatic rice and crispy chicken wing, nasi lemak is a dish that’s almost impossible to hate.

The new kopitiam will also see the launch of 380 Nasi Lemak, a collaboration between Nasi Coco and Tenderfresh.

Folks from Nasi Coco had previously brought a fresh take on the dish by boldly introducing Japanese tempura

Nasi Coco’s stall at NEWest

Our colleagues recommend going for the Nasi Coco Supreme, which comes with a myriad of different tempuras. 


New kopitiam is a 6-minute walk from Clementi MRT

The new kopitiam occupies 5,000 square feet, and can seat up to 144 patrons.

Here’s the full list of stalls as well as what they will be selling:

  • Tenderbest — Western food as well as fried & roasted chicken
  • Mr Teh Tarik Group — roti prata, nasi briyani & a variety of Indian dishes
  • Istimewa Nasi Padang — nasi padang
  • Hawkermen Street Kitchen — fusion Singaporean hawker fare
  • 380 Nasi Lemak — nasi lemak
  • Mee Bagus — noodles
  • Joy Satay — satay
  • Banana Grill — BBQ seafood & tze char
  • Kedai Kopi — drinks

The coffeeshop is located near Clementi Community Club and a 6-minute walk away from Clementi MRT.

Here’s what we know about the kopitiam at the time of writing.

Kedai Kopi
380 Clementi Ave 5, Singapore 120380
Nearest MRT station: Clementi

Kedai Kopi is expected to open come mid-December, and all stalls will be required to be either “100% Muslim owned” or must be in the midst of acquiring a halal certification.

New hangout spot at Clementi

If you and your friends frequently lepak around the neighbourhood of Clementi, Kedai Kopi could very well be your new hangout spot when it opens.

Though it has not officially launched at the time of writing, we’re already salivating at the thought of the myriad of food that the stalls will be offering.

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S’porean Visited Chernobyl 2 Years Ago, Brought Back Images Of Radioactive Ghost Town

Singaporean Visited Chernobyl 2 Years Ago, Images Show Stark Contrast To Our Sunny Island

With travel restrictions in place, avid travellers are limited to re-discovering our island nation or looking back on travel memories.

Thankfully, the virtual world has offered alternative forms of escape for us, through visuals captured by other travellers.

Chris Anderson, a Singaporean who visited the radioactive ghost town of Chernobyl in Ukraine, shared his travel memories of the town with us.

ChernobylImage courtesy of Chris Anderson

He went on a guided tour that explored the desolation left in the wake of the 1986 meltdown of the No.4 reactor of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Singaporean visited Chernobyl in 2018

The 24-year old first encountered Chernobyl in the form of a video game map when he was 12. To his surprise, he found that the ghost town was real after a Google search.

ChernobylImage courtesy of Chris Anderson

12 years later, he packed his bags to join a tour into the 2,600 km2 Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. He described the place as surreal, like reliving a part of his childhood.

Chernobyl Image courtesy of Chris Anderson

Visitors were required to wear long-sleeved clothes as protection against lingering radiation. This is a hint of the tragic nuclear disaster that caused the town’s evacuation.

The leftover radiation was present in the town’s vegetation. Even an apple registered as radioactive.

Geiger counterImage courtesy of Chris Anderson

Desolation after a man-made disaster

Sights within the radiation zone unveiled Chernobyl’s unfortunate history.

DollImage courtesy of Chris Anderson

The rusting ferris wheel at Pripyat Amusement Park loomed over passing tourists.

Ferris wheelImage courtesy of Chris Anderson

One can imagine that families used to enjoy a beautiful view atop it.

However, a bleak landscape was the dominant sight across Chernobyl during Chris’ visit.

The town square was overgrown with thick foliage while wild animals roamed free.

Town squareComparison photo of town square
Image courtesy of Chris Anderson

The town was certainly a shadow of its former glory.

FoxImage courtesy of Chris Anderson

With barely any human traffic, nature is free to reclaim the land slowly but surely.

Common town amenities stripped bare

Along with the evacuated residents, most of the furnishings within buildings such as shopping malls have been stripped.

Chernobyl Image courtesy of Chris Anderson

Emptied decades ago, a swimming pool was filled with graffiti left by trespassers.

Swimming poolImage courtesy of Chris Anderson 

These pictures allow a glimpse of life before the meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which took 31 lives and spread radiation to neighbouring countries, reports Time Magazine.

Nuclear plantChernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
Image courtesy of Chris Anderson

National Geographic says the surrounding area remains uninhabitable for up to 20,000 years due to the radiation.

A stark contrast to bustling Singapore

Reflecting on his experience, Chris shared that he felt privileged living in Singapore. Despite its ups and downs, our garden city remains one of the safest and most peaceful countries that one can live in.

All in all, a walk around Chernobyl gave him a more wholesome appreciation of being alive.

We couldn’t agree more and hope that such a tragedy will never befall another nation.

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All images courtesy of Chris Anderson.


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