Non-touristy things to do in Gold Coast Most people think that the Gold Coast is all about beaches and lepak -ing, but there are loads of activities for travelers who’d rather have an adventure in the great outdoors than lie on a beach towel and suntan. We’re not talking...Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
Everyone has a separate tummy for desserts, and you’ll be glad that’s the case at this all-you-can-eat ice cream buffet. My ice cream cravings were definitely satisfied when I visited this quaint cafe at Tanjong Katong Road, with two $12 buffet sessions every Friday (2-4 p.m and 6-8 p.m) that makes for the perfect TGIF celebration.
From classic flavours like Chunky Oreos, to local flavours like Kaya Toast, ice-cream lovers will be spoilt for choice with over 40 homemade ice cream flavours to choose from. One scoop of ice cream usually costs around $4, so be sure to have at least 3 rounds of ice cream to make the experience worth it. Oh, and did I mention that you get free waffles during your first round?
If it makes you feel any less guilty, L.I.C.K is a 12-minute walk from Dakota MRT station, so you can always choose to walk back after the buffet to burn those calories.Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
While steamboat was originally a Chinese and Japanese tradition, several steamboat and grill restaurants in Singapore have started introducing halal dishes to cater to the Muslim population. Located at North Bridge Road, Farah Diana is a pocket-friendly option known for its amazing buffet spread with veggies, meat, and seafood, as well as free flow drinks. During promotional periods, the buffet is priced at $15 (U.P $22).
After the main course, feel free to treat yourself to some childhood favorites such as ice popsicles and chendol-potong ice cream.Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
At just $20 for women and $25 for men, you can drink all your Monday blues away and enjoy a free flow of Gin, Rum, Vodka, Bourbon, Whiskey and Beer from 5 p.m - 12 a.m.
However, if you’re the type to knock out after 1-2 drinks, opt for the Tuesday promo with $3 for all spirits and wines. Idle’s bartenders are friendly and experienced, so you can always trust them to whip up a special concoction according to your preference.
Idle has a very cosy ambience and has a small dance floor at the centre of the bar which is just enough to fit 6 people. However, toilet queues can get pretty long as there is only one cubicle, and the bar can get rather noisy after 10 p.m. Nevertheless, it is a great place to wind down after a long day at work.Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
Food in Singapore is expensive, but you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg just to enjoy first-class food. I was strolling through Chinatown and was ecstatic when I discovered this Michelin-starred hawker stall at 78 Smith Street.
Queueing at delicious food stalls is almost a national sport. That being said, be prepared to queue for at least 30 minutes before getting your hands on their amazing Char Siew Rice ($3). Nicely caramelised and dripping with dark sauce, the char siew is juicy and tender with a firm texture. Another favorite would be the Pork Rib Noodles ($5). While the sauce is more sweet than it is salty, you do have the option of mixing the soup with the spicy sauce.Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
Say “bye” to club hopping because now with the newly relocated Zouk, you get to party in five different concept bars under the same roof - that’s one bar for every hour of the night.
Compared to its smaller counterpart at Jiak Kim Street, the new Zouk boasts a 640 sqm lounge, a lavish dance floor with plush seats, an exotic island bar, and larger compartments for bag storage. While Velvet Underground didn’t survive the new relocation, the new Phuture is graffiti decorated with a larger dance floor and classy low cocktail tables.
Cover charges during the weekends are $30 for ladies and $35 for men, inclusive of two free drinks and an all access pass to Zouk and Phuture.Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
For many women, tracking our period is much easier with an app than with a calendar. Out of the plethora of period tracking apps, none has ever impressed me as much as Flo.
Flo also takes into account a variety of factors that can influence the period cycle, such as health information and PMS symptoms. Much to my surprise, the period prediction dates are often 99% accurate and I don’t ever have to worry about an accidental leak
The free app also has an aesthetic design with pastel pinks and floral wallpaper. Most importantly, it’s password protected so you don’t have to worry about anyone snooping around and finding out private information.Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
For girls, an Insta-worthy shot is never complete without a fresh set of nails. How often have we tried re-arranging plates of salad, or shamelessly carried our coffee to the nearest window for perfect lightning - only to have the picture completely destroyed by our less-than-perfect-looking hands?
Located at 42A Haji Lane, Nail Social offers a $12 express manicure for girls in need of a 20-minute nail fix. While the price may be low, their service is deserving of a 5-star rating. The cosy space creates an intimate setting with MUJI reclining chairs that are so comfortable you could fall asleep while getting your nails done.
On weekdays, customers are offered complimentary glasses of lemonade (or wine during weekends), as well as personal iPads loaded with movies for your binge watching pleasure. As the salon is rather small, I recommend you to make a reservation before heading down to the salon!Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
There is a unique trend among Singaporean youths where hotels are becoming a place for us to stay in, instead of just being a place to crash at night. And it’s not just any hotel. We want hotels that are comfortable and affordable, with Instagram-worthy rooms.
Hotel G is a convenient lifestyle hotel at Middle Road which is a 10 minute walk from Bugis, Dhoby Ghaut and Bras Basah MRT station. Their rooms come with complimentary wifi, a smart TV, and coffee making facilities. Everything at hotel G screams “Insta-worthy” from the funky wallpaper at the reception area to the eye catching dreamcatcher hanging from the hotel room ceiling. I’m not kidding when I say that every inch of the hotel can be used as a photoshoot backdrop.
While there are no mini fridges in the rooms, the water dispensers and ice machines at each level do make up for its absence. Rooms start at $127 a night.Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
Have you ever heard people say, “beauty is pain?” As someone who uses contact lenses, I certainly agree with this saying. Thanks to my vanity, I’m always left with sore and tired eyes after an entire day of wearing contacts.
When I first discovered Rohto, it was as though I’ve finally found the holy water of all eyedrops. I’ll be frank - the first 10 seconds weren’t the most pleasant, and I felt as though acid was being poured into my eyes. However, this mild agony was soon overcome by a soothing sensation, and my eyes felt completely renewed.
Rohto eye drops are on the pricier side ($7.95 at Guardian), and come in different strengths from 1 (weak) -7 (strong). They are also small enough to fit in your wallet, and can refresh your eyes for up to two hours.
Small tip: Store the eyedrop in the fridge for that extra boost of coolness. Rohto-tally worth it.Post is under moderationStream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
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