Category: Food, Places & Sights

The good stuffs of life – places, food, people and sights!

Narrative (樹說) offers travellers a complete Homestay (Minsu, 民宿) experience in Tainan (台南) | Travel Guides and Review

For all of our family vacation, we usually booked our stay with known hotel chains partly due to their assured comfort and good services. This time round we decided to try out a Homestay / 民宿 (ming su) when we are visiting Taiwan (台灣) in particularly Tainan (台南市). Tainan is the ancient city of Taiwan. It has preserved many important…

Osia Restaurant – fine dining without burning a hole in your wallet | Food Review, Singapore

Osia Restaurant is located within the vibrant Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore and it is one of the best restaurants within the island across the green city. Osia Restaurant is the creation of celebrity chef Scott Webster and features fresh Australian produce presented in innovative ways. The restaurant was previously named one of Singapore’s “Best New Restaurants” by the Singapore Tatler…

The new Mercure Bugis Hotel offers good access to street shopping and cultural sites for their guests in Singapore | Vacation Tips

With the new 395-room Mercure Singapore Bugis, Accor has now expanded its portfolio of hotels in Singapore. The New Mercure Singapore Bugis is located in the heart of Singapore’s arts and cultural district. The hotel is filled with commissioned artworks, imagery and illustrations by Beatrice Martinet from Toine Bangkok – a perfect fit for guests, to be immersed in the…

The new Nom La La may not have lived up to the same expectations from Bakerzin with such good food and pastry making origin |Food Review, Singapore

Nom La La is a new dining concept created by Singapore homegrown F&B establishment, Bakerzin Holdings. It is located at the up and coming new waterfront SAFRA Punggol. Nom La La caters to growing segment of young families and aims to offer quality food at affordable prices.   Why Nom La La? Nom Nom Nom – an expression for eating heartily…

First Craftholic Pop-Up Cafe outside Japan – now in Singapore city | News Release

Fans of Craftholic soft hug cushions can now rejoice as for the first time ever out of Japan, Craftholic Singapore is collaborating with Kki Sweets to create the very first pop up cafe here at the heart of Singapore city. Craftholic was launched in Japan and originally meant to be a print design for a blanket has now became a…

Hai Di Lao Hot Pot (海底捞火锅) – where fun, good food and service gather around a hot pot | Food Review, Singapore

Hai Di Lao Hot Pot (海底捞火锅) is a highly popular restaurant chain in China, with origins in Sichuan province, established since 1994. After 19 years and numerous outlets, it ventured out of Mainland China to setup the first overseas branch in Singapore in 2013. Clarke Quay is their anchor branch which is not a surprise since having a hotpot after…

Classic Italian cuisines meet superlative Ocean views at ilLido At The Cliff | Food Review | Singapore

My family chanced upon ilLido at the Cliff during our last staycation and discovered this fine dining restaurant which showcase delectable Italian classics made only from the finest seasonal ingredients from Italy and an impressive compilation of good wines. This was previously housed in the Sentosa Golf Club which since then relocated to Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa in…

Hello Kitty fans to go crazy over the first Hello Kitty themed restaurant – Hello Kitty Orchid Garden | Food Review | Singapore

In Asia, wherever there is mention of new Hello Kitty themed venue, the hard core fans will find excuses to beeline and get their first glimpse. Without doubt, the first opening day (on the 12th May 2016) for Singapore’s very first Hello Kitty Cafe attracted tons of visitors, both young and elderly. There are a few popular ones around the…

Fancy a short staycation at new IBIS Styles Macpherson? Now is the time to explore the food districts of Geylang too | Hotel review & Travel Tips | Singapore

IBIS Styles Singapore MacPherson is a bold creation by Lian Huat Group, Nobel Design Holdings and 2E Capital. This is the first ibis Styles hotel in Singapore and the only internationally-branded hotel in the MacPherson area. Under the Accor Group which aggregates a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure,…

Marvelled at Singapore ICA’s iCollect to dispense new passports in minutes! | Travel tips, Singapore

iCollect was officially launched by Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) back in April 2013 during ICA’s 10th anniversary. The machines are a world first for secured document issuance. I chanced upon the option to collect my new passport from iCollect when I was fixing the date for collection of my new biometric passport via ICA e-appointment system. The iCollect machines…