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The best cafés in Singapore for brunch and coffee

The best cafés in Singapore for brunch and coffee

Whether you're looking for the perfect Instagram shot, a new weekend brunch hangout, or a mean cup of joe, these cafés in Singapore deliver on all those fronts and more. Need more than one cup of coffee to rev your engines? Go café hopping in Tiong Bahru or pop into the various coffee shops along Amoy Street that keep the caffeine-hungry CBD folks going. RECOMMENDED: The best cafés with free Wi-Fi and the best cafés for dessert

The best florists in Singapore for any occasion

The best florists in Singapore for any occasion

In search of the perfect over-the-top bouquet to surprise your loved ones on a special occasion? Or just looking for some lovely blooms to beautify your home? Whatever the reason – you don't really need one – there's no denying that a lovely bunch of flowers can make anyone's day. Whatever your style is, be it rustic and wild or a neat cluster of peonies, we pick our favourite florists in town that offers the best bunch for any occasion to fit your preference.  RECOMMENDED: How to choose the perfect bouquet of flowers and easy floral arrangement ideas to beautify your home

The best escape rooms in Singapore

The best escape rooms in Singapore

Put on your thinking cap at these escape rooms that are filled with puzzles and vexing scenarios to test your friendships. Without giving too much away, we clue you in on some of the best escape rooms Singapore has to offer. Be strategic about who you enter these simulations with – grab a couple of your brainier friends and work your way through our top picks. RECOMMENDED: The best hiking trails in Singapore and the top things to do this month

The best pet-friendly cafés in Singapore

The best pet-friendly cafés in Singapore

Singapore's lagging behind in terms of its friendliness towards pets. It's difficult to bring your fur kids out unless it's to the park or the beach, and in this weather, it might seem more like a chore than a day of fun. Fortunately, there are still some places you can go to catch some respite, have a cup of coffee, enjoy some breakfast – all while hanging out with your best friend.  RECOMMENDED: The best animal shelters to adopt a pet in Singapore and where to volunteer at in Singapore

The best fitness and workout apps

The best fitness and workout apps

While many of us would love to get into the habit of going to the gym frequently, life somehow manages to get in the way. To take care of that, check out the wide range of fitness apps on the market today. They offer every workout under the sun, plenty of customisation options, and of course, the convenience of doing it all wherever and whenever you want. Ease into that fitspo life with our pick of the best fitness apps.  RECOMMENDED: The best gyms in Singapore and The best obstacle courses in Singapore

The best healthy and guilt-free ice cream in Singapore

The best healthy and guilt-free ice cream in Singapore

Ice cream can hardly be considered healthy. But these ice cream brands have created healthier, leaner alternatives, so you can still indulge without worrying about running an extra lap around the track. We scoop out some of our favourite frozen guilt-free treats – here are the nice creams! RECOMMENDED: The best ice cream shops in Singapore and the best soft-serve ice creams in Singapore

A handy guide to aromatherapy in Singapore

A handy guide to aromatherapy in Singapore

Research has shown that aromatherapy helps relieve stress, uplift moods and improve sleep – and it's not hard to start incorporating it into your daily routine. Light up a scented candle or blend some essential oils, it makes perfect scents that good smells make you feel good. Release all that tension by checking out the benefits of each scent as well as the best brands to shop when it comes to aromatherapy in Singapore.  RECOMMENDED: Health and wellness treatments to try in Singapore and 6 useful tips to stay safe and healthy in Singapore

Where to eat local desserts in Singapore

Where to eat local desserts in Singapore

New age desserts are all well and good, but there's little better than going old school when the craving for something sweet and comforting hits you hard. From chendol and putu piring to beancurd and traditional cream puffs, there's something for everyone on this list.   RECOMMENDED: The best cafés in Singapore for dessert and the best coffee roasters in Singapore

The most Instagram-worthy places in Singapore

The most Instagram-worthy places in Singapore

Congratulations, we are now the 10th most Instagrammable country in the world. Heck, we even filled a full blockbuster Hollywood movie with our scenic spots (we're looking at you, Crazy Rich Asians). With plenty of street art, landmarks and iconic buildings, Singapore definite has some dazzling spots that'll make anyone #jelly of your feed. And though we're a small island, you might really have to go travelling all four corners of the island looking around for some of the best Insta-worthy spots. We've got a couple of spots to mark off your list – there's a lot more pretty spots than just the Marina Bay area!  RECOMMENDED The best Instagram shops in Singapore and Singaporean photographers to check out on Instagram

Find me a date: Pui Ying and Brandon

Find me a date: Pui Ying and Brandon

The date Our daters had a meal at Wine & Chef. First impression Pui Ying: “He looked like a well-groomed working professional but seemed a little quiet at first.” Brandon: “I thought she looked really friendly. Talking to her was like hanging out with an old friend.” Chemistry Pui Ying: “There was no chemistry. We didn’t exchange numbers.” Brandon: “There was a certain chemistry. We actually have very similar backgrounds.” Awkward moment Pui Ying: “There were a few. He finished his food before me so I had to juggle between eating and keeping the conversation going.” Brandon: “Not much. I think it’s natural to have moments of silence once in a while to soak in the atmosphere and savour the food.” Afterwards Pui Ying: “He had to head back to office but he suggested meeting up next week.” Brandon:  “I had to get back to the office so we parted ways after dinner.” Verdict Pui Ying: ♥♥♥ “It was nice getting to know him but we’re on different frequencies. We can be friends but we’ll see how this progresses since we’ve only met once.” Keefe: ♥♥♥♥ “The date was enjoyable and she was fun to talk to. We’ll see how things go and get to know each other more. After all, it’s just the first date.”

The best Korean dessert restaurants and cafes in Singapore

The best Korean dessert restaurants and cafes in Singapore

If you're a Korean cuisine connoisseur, you'll know that there's more to Korean desserts than bingsu. From chewy toasts to glorious bowls of bingsu, it's time to ride on the K-fever and cool down with these Korean sweet treats.  RECOMMENDED: 10 best Korean BBQ resturants in Singapore and 13 best ice cream shops in Singapore    

The best Taiwanese restaurants and cafes in Singapore

The best Taiwanese restaurants and cafes in Singapore

From the classic lu rou fan (braised pork and rice), to iconic Taiwanese milk teas and fruit teas, we seek out the best Taiwanese restaurants and cafes in Singapore for you to satisfy your cravings without ever needing to leave the country. RECOMMENDED: 12 best places to eat local desserts in Singapore and 12 best bubble tea stalls in Singapore

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Mega indoor playground SuperPark from Finland opens in Singapore

Mega indoor playground SuperPark from Finland opens in Singapore

Who says only kids get to have fun all day at the playground? Everyone's welcome to bounce, prance and run around SuperPark Singapore, an all-in-one indoor activity park from Finland, located at Suntec City Mall. The double-storey 40,000 square foot play space features over 20 exciting adrenaline pumping games including tube slide, indoor flying fox, and a trampoline zone.   Three brand new game experiences have also been added to the line-up such as iWall, SuperClimb, and a kid-friendly Ninja Track. It even has a skate and scoot world for skating enthusiasts to hone their skills.  In a world that revolves around technology from our smartphones to gaming consoles and computers, SuperPark creates a comfortable and fun lifestyle space where everyone from all age groups can join in the fun and spend quality time with your family and friends. You can even celebrate your kids birthday here with seven party rooms available for booking located on the second floor of the park. Park entrance tickets range from $28 to $40 with the option of three time slots: morning, mid-day, and after 6pm for the post-work crowd. If you're feeling it, you could book the one day ticket with re-entry access throughout the day from 9am to 9pm. Switch up your next hangout brunch session with a kickass day working up a sweat at SuperPark. 

Korean makeup brand I'M MEME to launch in Singapore

Korean makeup brand I'M MEME to launch in Singapore

Calling all K-beauty junkies, the Korean makeup brand I’M MEME is coming to Singapore mid-October, debuting across 10 selected Guardian stores. Known for being trendy, youthful and affordable, I’M MEME has been growing each year since their successful 2014 launch into the Korean beauty scene, and even rebranded last year with an image and packaging makeover.   I'M DAY TO NIGHT EYE SHADOW PALETTE       I'M MULTISTICK   I’M MEME speaks to all fashion-forward and stylish individuals, whether you’re looking to play it safe by enhancing your natural features or are going for a bolder makeup look. Offering over 390 makeup products for effortless application, the collection ranges from multi-functional palettes for the eyes, brows, and cheeks ($32.90) in five different shades, to multi retractable sticks ($26.90 – $32.90) for blush, bronzer, highlighting and contouring the face.   I'M TIC TOC LIPSTICK     I'M DUAL MULTI STICK   Get your hands on its signature heart-shaped I’M TIC TOC Lipsticks that come in 10 flattering shades. Providing full coverage and amazing colour pay-offs with a soft satin finish, it’s an essential lip product to try if you’re looking to get into K-beauty. The colour also fades out gradually through the day, so toss all those worries about a patchy lip aside. Here's a tip: Use a lip scrub and smack on some lip balm before application to get the illusion of naturally luscious lips. We're betting these to sell out before you can even say "Anyounghaseyo"

Here's a first look at White Label Records, a #vinyloftheday concept store and bar

Here's a first look at White Label Records, a #vinyloftheday concept store and bar

Settling into the swish neighbourhood of Ann Siang Hill just fine, White Label Records is a hip record store by day and bar by night. The stylish space is also the perfect hangout for music enthusiasts to kick back and relax over some food and drinks, browse through an endless list of records, catch DJs and live acts.  After five years of sharing their immense passion for music in the iconic forms of vinyl records through the social e-commerce platform #vinyloftheday, founders Kurt Loy and Darren Tan will be taking the plunge with the launch of their first brick-and-mortar venture. Created for the music community to cultivate and grow their love for music, they hope that “this will be a place where music lovers can discover both new music and new people.” as Darren Tan says. Apart from the usual current selection of records and key highlights from various eras, #vinyloftheday devotees can also look forward to a carefully curated range of local and regional record offerings available here on a rotational basis. With warm-toned lighting illuminating the entire space, potted greens, marble floor panels and a miscellany of picture frames, this laid-back and casually styled space creates an inviting vibe from the moment you enter the store. Hidden in plain sight above the stereo systems lies a booth for live music events and special music-themed nights showcasing vinyl records from the founders’ personal collections.  Previously from Craft, Shanghai, White Label’s resident bart

Welcome to The Moon, a whimsical bookstore café on Mosque Street

Welcome to The Moon, a whimsical bookstore café on Mosque Street

A bookstore, event and café space all in one, The Moon aims to create a cosy, comfortable and creative space for the community to come together and take a moment away from real life. With the tall oak-brown bookshelves lining the side of the wall and lots of plants around the store, stepping into new cool space The Moon on Mosque Street feels like stumbling into a secret room of sorts – away from the bustle of Chinatown. Featuring a curated collection of reads, from a wall of children books and limited edition hard covers like Star Trek and Sherlock Holmes, to modern literature, colourful-illustrated cookbooks and interesting thought-provoking non-fiction titles, there is for certain something for everyone. Something you ought to know about the collection is that at least half of the titles here are written by female authors, in support of diversity and being inclusive of every individual.    Have a look around the shelves and pick out your choice of read before heading up to the third floor to find a cosy reading space, with lots of natural lights through the windows as well as a string of fairy lights hanging across the ceiling, creating the ideal spot for a mid-afternoon read and tea break. Time comes to a standstill here in the reading room as you stretch out your legs across the plush cushions and dive into your book. An eclectic space with wall hanging plants, giant plush cushions, thick rugs and sofas sprawled out across the floor, the warm lighting reflects off the