Held over two weekends this year, the Singapore Night Festival celebrates their 10th anniversary of melding together the night with modern art. We shed the spotlight on 10 attractions of the fest you absolutely can’t miss.

1 – Nostos: Records of the Self (Aesop)
Where: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery 10
When: 18 – 26 August, 10am – 12am

NOSTOS Records of the Self. Image credit to Marc Tan (1)
Photo Credit: Marc Tan / Singapore Night Festival 2017

Art isn’t just for your eyes – arouse your sense of smell at the Aesop exhibition, whereby different scents from sandalwood to bergamot guide you through the exhibition instead of relying on your sight. Only 20 people are allowed in at any one time, elevating the experience for you to new heights. Can anyone say scent-sational?

2 – Tessellations of Time 
Where: National Museum of Singapore, Main Ground
When: 18 – 26 August, 7.30pm – 12am

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Photo Credit: Singapore Night Festival 2017

What is certain to be a draw for your Instagram, these colourful, pod-like structures are sprawled across the lawn outside the National Museum, making them impossible to miss. You can even enter the spectrum of hues to immerse yourself fully in the lights, which undoubtedly makes for some cool, futuristic shots. 

3 – Convolutions
Where: National Museum of Singapore façade
When: 18 – 26 August, 7.30pm – 12am

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Photo Credit: Singapore Night Festival 2017

Following the interactive installations within the museum compound, cross over to the opposite side for a majestic view of the National Museum in all its visual glory for Convolutions, a main draw at every Singapore Night Festival. Witness the transformation of the building’s exterior as projection lights, laser, images and music come together for a dazzling feast for all your senses. It’s a staple, so you can’t miss out on this!

4 – Piece of Peace World Heritage Exhibition built with Lego Brick
Where: Fort Canning Arts Centre
When: 27 July – 3 September, Mon – Thurs, 10am – 9pm; Fri – Sun, 10am – 12am

Over at the Fort Canning Arts Centre, step into a reimagined world made entirely out of Lego bricks. Appealing to both the young and old, the exhibit features World Heritage Sites – including Singapore Botanic Gardens – meticulously created from ground up piece by piece, with the aim of promoting peace and love. And in today’s landscape of the world we live in, it’s heartwarming to see a positive project coupled with the nostalgia of Lego bricks.

5 – The Tree That Blinked
Where: Banyan Tree, outside National Museum of Singapore 
When: 18 – 26 August, 7.30pm – 12am

The Tree That Blinked by Karel Bata (1)
Photo Credit: Singapore Night Festival 2017

No, your eyes are not fooling you. At The Tree That Blinked installation just outside the National Museum, the projected images on the tree manipulate and shift over time to form images only you can interpret in your own way. Are the leaves moving? Or is it just the wind? Observe the mastery illusion for yourselves to find out.

6 – Secrecy (The Rat Pack)
Where: Armenian Church
When: 18 – 26 August, 7.30pm – 12am

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Photo Credit: Singapore Night Festival 2017

Make sure to bring your DSLR cameras for the magical sight at the Armenian Church. The holy ground is lighted up thanks to neon decoration that frame the exteriors, calling to mind Tumblr imagery or The 1975’s last album cover that stands out among the sea of other Night Fest attractions. It might not seem much, but the simple, stylistic installations set a mystical tone for your evening.

7 – Les Hommes Debout (The Standing Men)
Where: Singapore Art Museum
When: 18 – 26 August, 7.30pm – 12am

Les Hommes Debout (The Standing Man) by AADN
Photo Credit: Singapore Night Festival 2017

In what seems like a scene straight out of American Horror Story or Westworld, 16 humanoid mannequins align at the grounds of the Singapore Art Museum. And they speak! The figurines are voiced by Bras Basah.Bugis residents and change colours upon interaction, making them super cool, yet super creepy at the same time. 

8 – Phosphene | Praxis+
Where: National Design Centre, Design Gallery I
When: 18 – 26 August, 7.30pm – 12am

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Photo Credit: Singapore Night Festival 2017

Every art festival needs an Instagram-worthy exhibition and your social media feed will be happy to know that this is likely it. Enter a tunnel showered with sparkling lights of a spectrum of colours, guiding your every step through the walkway. Expect nothing less than #OOTDs galore to litter your IG feed over the weekends soon. #sorrynotsorry

9 – Yantronomy
Where: CHIJMES
When: 18 – 26 August, 7.30pm – 12am

Yantronomy by Tina Fung (1)
Photo Credit: Singapore Night Festival 2017

If the crowds at the main area hotspots aren’t your cup of tea, make your way over to CHIJMES where a trippy, hexagonal structure awaits you. Based off Stanley Kubrick’s black monolith in his cult classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, the art piece is a mirrored wonder symbolising the possibility of multiple realities. Strike a pose in front of it, or simply watch and be amazed at its grandeur – you decide.

10 – Music Performances
Various timings and locations


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What’s an arts fest without some rollicking good tunes to accompany your night? Local music takes the stage too over the second weekend. Bust out your dance moves to Riot! In Magenta (24 Aug, 9.45pm – 10.30pm), get lost in the ambient pop of Jasmine Sokko (25 Aug, 8.30pm – 9.15pm) and cap off the weekend of festivities at ATTAGIRL!’s DuriO’s deejay set (25 Aug, 10.30pm – 12am). There’s acts to discover all around the festival vicinity, so make sure to catch these local talents work their magic too.

What’s your favourite feature of the Singapore Night Festival 2017? Sound off in the comments below!

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Singaporeans Recount Spooky Paranormal Experiences

16 Aug 2017 by khairulnizam

Pontianaks, Toyols and even water ghosts. We’re no strangers to spooky stories growing up, often told by parents to scare us into behaving or by friends for the good ol’ rush of adrenaline that comes from getting scared senseless. Check out some of the stories we gathered from people who’ve had spine-chilling encounters with the paranormal. Real or fake, you decide.

#1 “Uncle”

 

This actually happened to my younger brother when he was a toddler. I was twelve at that time and this incident happened in my house. During that period, my younger brother loved playing with his ‘imaginary friend’ and would often play hide-and-seek or catching around the house in the afternoon and sometimes at night. When quizzed on who his special friend was, his reply would only be ‘uncle’. My parents and I let him be and attributed these little games to his colourful imagination. However, we started getting worried when these interactions became more personal. An incident I recall clearly was when he offered a cup of water he was drinking from to an unseen presence in a dark room while he innocently asked “Uncle, do you want a drink?” My parents decided to call in a friend of theirs who was adept at all things supernatural to try to chase ‘uncle’ out of the house. During the ritual, my younger brother ran around playing games with the unseen presence again, this time with a more worried expression on his face. He mentioned that ‘uncle’ was angry and that ‘it’ wanted to catch him. My parents then asked “how do you know uncle is angry?” His reply made the hairs on the back of our necks stand.

“Because ‘uncle’ came up to me and did *this*”. My little brother balled his fists and placed them on his hips while pulling the ugliest face he could, while grunting in a low voice.

My parents and I were so freaked out and hoped that this evil presence could be driven out as soon as possible. Thankfully, my family friend managed to drive the spirit away. He mentioned that it was a passing spirit that followed us home during one of our late nights out and had taken a liking to playing with my little brother. This prompted the spirit to linger and eventually take refuge in our house. Ever since then, my family vowed to cut down on our late night outings to avoid a repeat of such an incident!

#2 Playing with fire

 

My friends and I pride ourselves on being daredevils despite being a group of four girls. We love seeing the shocked look on our friends faces when we tell them about the many horror ‘hotspots’ we’ve explored all around Singapore. So late one night, the four of us yet again decided to go ‘ghost hunting’ together, this time at one of the cemeteries around Singapore. When we arrived at the said location, we felt unusually nervous and hesitant to enter the area even though it wasn’t our first time going on these night escapades. However, being the self-proclaimed leader of the group, I urged them to enter with me and begin our ‘hunt’.

Throughout the walk we became increasingly frustrated that we could not spot any paranormal activity and I started remarking loudly to my friends that this place didn’t live up to its hype. Just then, I accidentally kicked a bunch of offerings placed on the ground near one of the gravestones, scattering the items everywhere. I brushed it off and jokingly taunted that this would give more reasons for the spirits to appear and punish me for my wrongdoings. The night passed without incident and I sent my girlfriends home accordingly. After parking my car, I started walking towards my block but had a strange and uneasy feeling of being watched. This feeling dogged me throughout my lift ride up to my floor and even up to my doorstep. As I was unlocking my door, I suddenly heard a very feminine giggle behind me, from the area beyond my parapet. Panicking, I fumbled with the keys but managed to enter the house, slamming the door behind me. I washed up and ducked under the covers of my bed in the lower level of a double decker bed that I shared with my younger sister. I must have drifted off asleep after a while, but I was jolted awake by the sound of the same feminine giggling again, this time from the inside of my room. Shivering with fear, I saw a pair of legs dangling and swinging casually from the top deck of the bed! What made it worse was that I realised my sister was overseas on a school trip and would only be back next week, so it couldn’t be her. Muttering all the prayers I knew, I kept my eyes tightly shut until the morning light. Thankfully, nothing else happened but I learnt my lesson. Playing with fire will get you burnt!

#3 Mysterious visitor

 

This particular incident happened to my friends and I at a class chalet that we had. It was a fairly ordinary evening that started off with a barbecue and ended with the usual activity us guys enjoyed – trying to spook each other with the best ghost stories. Our storytelling session carried on late into the night and it was almost 2 AM when we decided to venture out around the chalet area to grab supper. By then, some of our classmates decided to go home as well, so only five of us were left to stay on for the night.

As we were walking back to the chalet after supper, my friend Adam* and I noticed something strange. As our chalet was two-storeys high, we could see that the room light on the second storey was still switched on and that there was a figure standing by the bed. Our other two friends were absorbed in conversation while our friend John* seemed absorbed with something on his phone. Gulping, we decided not to alarm anyone and entered the chalet as per normal. John and our two friends decided to sleep upstairs that night, but were puzzled about why the room light was switched on as they distinctly remembered switching off the lights before leaving for supper. Needless to say, Adam and I decided to sleep downstairs that night. The next morning, Adam and I decided to come clean with the rest of our friends on what we saw as we were walking home from the chalet the night before. As expected, they laughed at our story claiming we were hallucinating from the lack of sleep. John then left to take his shower in the toilet upstairs, but quickly ran back to us with a pale look on his face. He urged us to come with him to the toilet to take a look at something. Bracing ourselves for the worst, we followed behind him to see what had caused such a reaction in him. Littered around the sink were strands and strands of long black hair that could only belong to a female. My friends and I were from a boys school, so there were no girls at the chalet since last night. Also, no cleaners had entered the chalet since last night as we had not checked out. It was safe to say that we were one of the earliest guests to check out from that chalet that day!

#4 Uninvited guest in the toilet

 

This happened during my National Service days, but I won’t reveal which vocation nor unit I belonged to. The level my bunk was located on was infamous for many paranormal activities. This included things like hearing children’s laughter outside of the doors, or small feet running up and down the hall in the middle of the night. We were simply told to ignore it as ‘what you don’t bother will not bother you either’.

Anyway, my story involved a scary incident that happened when I visited the toilet one night. It was in the middle of the night when I woke up with a full bladder. Failing to wake my buddy up, I decided to venture to the toilet at the end of the hall on my own. As I walked to the toilet I realised that the automated light was not switched on, meaning that it did not detect any movement and hence there was nobody else in the toilet. I felt uneasy but decided to carry on anyway. When I entered the toilet, I automatically headed for my ‘favourite’ cubicle all the way at the end due to fact that it was more spacious than the rest of the cubicles. As I edged closer to the cubicle, I strangely smelt the sweet fragrance of jasmine which was unnatural in such a place like the toilet. Nonetheless, I continued inching slowly towards my desired cubicle ignoring all the warning bells ringing in my head. When I finally pushed open the door to the cubicle, I got the shock of my life. Squatting on the toilet bowl was a strange, black and hairy creature! What’s worse was that the moment I made eye contact with this creature, ‘it’ started screeching in a very high pitched voice. I could barely register who or what this foreign entity was as my adrenaline took over and my quivering legs whisked me out of the toilet at top speed. My terrified screams woke my bunkmates up as I jumped straight under the covers in fear, but they needed no explanation. That night on, nobody else dared to visit the toilet without the company of at least one other person.

*Names have been changed to preserve anonymity.

Featured Image: Andrew Amistad on Unsplash

Do you have any encounters of the paranormal kind that you’d like to share? Share them with us in the comment section! 

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9 Places To Get Your Burger Cravings Fixed

10 Aug 2017 by Fabian Loo

There’s little a good burger can’t solve, other than your diet plans. For days when you’re feeling down, or just peckish for a moorish bite, let our list guide you (and your tummy) to the best burger places in Singapore. 

For the best cheeseburgers

Omakase Burger @ Picnic Food Park
435 Orchard Road, #03-15, Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877

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Their tagline reads: Serving the best cheeseburgers in Singapore. And it ain’t some presumptuous claim. They’ve got a glowing review from news outlets and food critics, so you know that you’re digging into a really, really good burger. Their Omakase Cheeseburger ($14.90) comes with succulent hand-ground beef patty, fluffy toasted artisanal buns, melted American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and drizzled with their secret Omakase sauce to top off this winning dining experience.

For a local twist

Artistry
17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149

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Those craving for some chilli crab can now get a single serving fix with Artistry Chilli Crab Burger ($25). It comes with a handpicked blue swimmer crab patty stuffed with loads of crab meat. And the side of housemate chilli crab sauce comes with enough fiery kick, making it great to dunk your burger in, or as a dip for the side of fries. You’ll get all the familiar flavours from the chilli crab, but without the mess of wrestling with the shell.

For a classic American diner experience

OverEasy Orchard
541 Orchard Road, #01-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881

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You’ll head to a cha chain teng for a polo bun, a kopitiam for some char kway tiao, and an American diner for some burgers and milkshake. And OverEasy is everything you love in an American diner – retro furnishings, and most importantly, good ole’ comfort food. Think spicy buffalo wings and root beer floats to go with The Truffle ($23), a wagyu chunk bend patty with Swiss cheese, sautéed onions and mushrooms, and truffle mayo.

For the extensive selection

Three Buns, Potato Head Folk Singapore
36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143

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Come for the extensive burger selection, but stay for the wild interior, which is as colourful as their creative burger choices. They’ve got everything from the classic Baby Huey ($16) with aged Hereford Angus beef, to the ever-popular Honky-Tonk ($15) with buttermilk fried chicken and den miso mayo, and the (somewhat) healthy version of The Roots ($15) with seasonal vegetables, and cheese fritter in a wholemeal bun. Perfect for a night-out with a bunch of your friends.

For a reimagined burger

Little Hiro
559 Bukit Timah Road, #01-01, King’s Arcade, Singapore 269695

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For a burger unlike any other, try Little Hiro’s specially created selection of ramen burgers. They’ve swopped the usual bun for Japanese ramen, making for a unique fusion dish unlike any. Try their Japanese-inspired Chicken Karage Ramen Burger ($10.20), or opt for the BBQ Bacon Bleu Ramen Burger ($12.20) for an East-meets-West dining experience.

For those with a huge appetite

Roadhouse
13 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249674

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If you’re really, really, really hungry, why not try the Terminator Burger Challenge from Roadhouse. The meal’s completely free if you can finish their giant burger of epic proportions in under 20 minutes. And by epic, we mean ‘six classic beef patties, six slices of cheese, streaky bacon, jalapeños, chilli, sesame buns, coleslaw, and fries’ kind of epic. You’ll even get to go on their wall of fame if you succeed.

For the burger of your dreams

Fatboy’s
38 Orchard Road, Singapore 238836

187 Upper Thompson Road, Singapore 574335
122 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118544
29 Lorong Mambong, Holland Rd, Singapore 277689
11 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557263

 

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Tired of wiping off the mayonnaise from your burger bun? Or you hate picking out slices of onions? Create a burger with the only the ingredients that you truly want with Fatboy’s ‘build-your-own-burger’. Boasting over 25 toppings, 11 sauces, four bun types and patties, there’re over 4400 different permutations for you to create that one burger you can call your own.

For those Ramly burger craves

Loof
331 North Bridge Road, #03-07, Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720

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For the times when you’re craving for that Ramly burger but can’t seem to ever find a pasar malam anywhere, you can now fulfil that craving with the Loof Original Ramly ($23) where an Australian beef patty comes wrapped in an omelette and drizzled with their secret sedap sauce. Besides, this place has all the marking of a hipster hangout – neon signs for the gram’, locally-inspired bites, and a gorgeous al-fresco rooftop dining area.

For a guilt-free indulgence

VeganBurg
44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502

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If you’re watching your waistline, here’s a sort of healthy alternative to help you get over that massive burger craving. VeganBurg serves up a 100% plat-based menu that doesn’t compromise on taste. You’ll be surprised if you thought that their burgers would look like it came from a garden. The Char-grilled Satay ($9.90) features a grilled soy patty with rich satay sauce sandwiched in a fibre-filled bun. And with meaty patties made from soy or mushrooms, chances are you probably won’t even notice the difference.

What are your go-to burger places? Share your recommendations in the comment section! 

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As we celebrate our nation’s birthday, here are some National Day promotions that’ll sweeten your month.

Things To Do

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

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Drop by our famed Singapore Zoo to reacquaint yourself with nature’s many wonder – from cuddly animals to ferocious beasts. For the month of August, they’re running a National Day Promotion: Enjoy 52% off Singapore Zoo and River Safari combo ticket or Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park combo ticket for all local residents.

For more information, visit the Singapore Wildlife Reserves.

StarHub

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You’ll be having more excuses to stay in front of the television. From 7 Aug, 12pm to 14 Aug, 12pm, StarHub will be giving everyone a chance to preview over 140 channels for free. Ready your popcorn and binge-watch everything from Korean dramas on KBS World, to action-packed movies on HBO.

For more information, visit StarHub.

Sentosa

Our favourite island will be having a ‘So Singapore‘ celebration filled with promotions, performances, and activities to celebrate National Day.  

Mega Adventure Park

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Speed junkies will enjoy this thrilling zip line adventure that lets you fly over scenic views of the island. Reaching up to speeds of 60kph, this is one adrenaline-laced activity for thrill-seekers. And now, you get 52% off ticket prices for their NightZip adventure!

Wavehouse Sentosa

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Here’s a fun way to beat the summer heat: riding waves at this beachfront venue. The waves are regulated, making it a great option for beginners to learn the ropes. Now, you only need pay $52 for two FlowRider sessions that last one hour each.  

For more information, visit Sentosa.  

Things To Buy

Superga

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Fans of Superga will want to add this to your National Day to-do list. All sales item will go for only $52 from now till 9 August. Available only at their physical stores at Wheelock Place and Vivocity, so you should definitely drop by to snag up a deal!

Birkenstock 

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With slip-ons being our national’s favourite (and unofficial) footwear, invest in a comfy yet stylish pair from Birkenstock this August. Exclusive to their Suntec City outlet, get 50% off your second pair so you’ll have more fab footwear for your local adventures.

For more information, visit Suntec City

Sasa

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For those looking to pamper their skin, Sasa’s got you covered with their August deal. Look forward to $5.20 steals, $52 deals and 52% discounts from their store offerings. From facial masks, makeup removers to hair products, get ready to be pampered this August, all without having to break your bank.

For more information, visit Sasa

Things To Eat

Pezzo

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The latest addition to the National Day menu is this limited edition Durian King pizza from Pezzo. Spread over their charcoal pizza dough base is a layer of condensed milk-sweetened Mao Shan Wang and D24 pulp, topped with mozzarella cheese. Prices start at $5.60 a slice, or $32.90 for six.

For more information, visit Pezzo.

The Bread Table

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Overflowing with love for Singapore. Eat your feelings with The Bread Table’s red velvet cinnamon roll. Made as a  combination of a red velvet cake with a cinnamon bun, the result is a sweet treat perfect for this August. Available at their Kovan outlet for $3.80 each.

For more information, visit The Bread Table.

Yum Cha

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Everyone’s favourite soup dumpling is getting a local makeover this National Day season. Swapping out the regular broth for some peppery bak kut teh, Yum Cha will be selling their limited edition Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao ($5.20 for a basket of three). 

For more information, visit Yum Cha

KFC

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Put your diet plans on hold. KFC just made it harder to resist their finger linkin’ good fried chicken with a SG52 deal. From now till 7 Aug, get 2 pieces of chicken, whipped potato, and Pepsi for just $5.20.  

For more information, visit KFC

Starbucks

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Joining the list of food outlets putting a Singaporean twist on their menu is Starbucks with their newly concocted drink, and range of local dessert-inspired cakes. Their ‘Shiok-ah-ccino’ comes with their signature Frappucino blended with gula melaka, and layered upon some coffee jelly and topped with toasted coconut for some tropical crunch. They’ve also got cakes inspired by flavours of your favourite local treat, which include Horlicks, Ovaltine, ondeh ondeh, and pulut hitam.

For more information, visit Starbucks Singapore

Jamie’s Italian

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It only makes sense that as we celebrate our nation’s birthday that we also celebrate what’s arguably our nation’s most iconic dish – the chicken rice. Chicken & Rice Jamie’s Style is a modern take on our local classic. At $19.65 ++, this dish is only available from 1 to 13 Aug. 

For more information, visit Jamie’s Italian

Pablo Cheese Tart

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Image credit: Pablo

Okay you got us. Yellow and white is more minion than National Day. But can you blame us?  This famous cheese tart has finally found its way onto our shores, and they’re slated to open on 8 August, right in time for Singapore’s birthday. We can’t wait to dig into their signature cheese tart ($15), cheese soft serve ice cream ($3.90), and cheese tart smoothie ($7.90). YUM.

Follow Pablo Cheese Tart on Facebook for the latest updates. 

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8 Insta-Worthy Places In SG To Up Your IG Game

8 Aug 2017 by khairulnizam

Looking for alternative places to take your #OOTD shots? Want to spice up your Instagram feed but not sure how to? Let us be of assistance with this short but comprehensive guide on the most Insta-worthy places around Singapore!

#1 Toa Payoh Dragon Playground

 

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Quite literally the last of its kind, the Toa Payoh Dragon Playground is one of the few relics from the past that stirs fond memories of our childhood. This sand-based structure was phased out after 1993 due to safety concerns but remains standing at Block 28 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, perhaps as a way to remind ourselves to never lose the Singaporean identity.

Getting there: You can either choose to take a 15 minute walk from Toa Payoh MRT, or take buses 8, 26, 31, 90, 142, 235, 238 to the opposite of Toa Payoh Stadium before taking a five minute walk to the playground.

#2 People’s Park Complex

 

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Looking for a chio backdrop for your #OOTD shots? Say no more. Explore a retro side to Singapore rather than the usual modernised look we seem to find everywhere nowadays. The aged yellow exterior of the People’s Park Complex coupled with the “To Lift Lobby” sign are all the ingredients you need to cook up a bumpin’ Instagram feed.

Getting there: It’s a minute walk from Chinatown MRT’s Exit C. Enter via the carpark behind the building for a wider view of the building!

#3 Tree Top Walk

 

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Get your hiking boots and gear up. It’s time to go an adventure at the MacRitchie Reservoir…to take selfies! This iconic free-standing suspension bridge is famous amongst the Instagram community for the scenic views and endless photo opportunities it provides. Great pictures like these do come at a cost as you have to go on a small hike in order to reach the tree top walk!

Getting there: For the shortest route possible, take bus 166 from Ang Mo Kio Interchange and alight opposite Flame Tree Park. From there, walk into Venus Drive. There, you will find a carpark and a hiking route you can take to reach the tree top walk.

#4 Helix Bridge

 

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Why not be a tourist in your own country and visit the Helix Bridge for your #Feedgoals? Take in the awesome view of the bay from the viewing platforms located on the bridge, or snag an #OOTD shot with the complex but magnificent looking spirals of the bridge in the background. For the best results, snap a shot at the Helix Bridge after nightfall once it’s illuminated in its full glory of dazzling lights. The opportunities are endless here, just remember to be patient with the large number of tourists milling about and taking pictures of their own!

Getting there: You can gain access to the bridge from either ends – by walking from Marina Bay Sands (Bayfront MRT) or from The Float @ Marina Bay (Esplanade MRT).

#5 Coney Island

 

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Coney Island is perfect for the Instagrammer who prefers putting in a bit of ‘sweat’ to get that one-of-a-kind photo. If you’re here to just take that mainstream panoramic photo in front of the large gated ‘Coney Island’ sign, we urge you to explore this place further! Snap some photos at the stables while riding a horse or rent a vintage bike to venture around. Just don’t forget your insect repellent and sunscreen!

Getting there: Take the train to Punggol MRT and take bus 84 from the interchange. Alight at Punggol Road end and follow the signs to Coney Island’s west entrance.

#6 Chinese Garden

 

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The Chinese Garden in Singapore is the best place to go for if you’re looking to shoot landscape shots. This place is well known for the lush and expansive greenery, beautiful pagodas as well as a scenic view of the Jurong lake. While you’re in the vicinity, why not check out The Live Turtle And Tortoise Museum for something out of the ordinary?

Getting there: Alight at Chinese Gardens MRT station and take a five minute walk across the road to reach the Chinese Gardens. You’ll be able to locate the towering pagoda easily from the MRT, so don’t worry about getting lost.

#7 Library @ Orchard Gateway

 

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The library at Orchard Gateway has become the new courtyard for hipsters to congregate at. This two-story haven has all the features you need for that quality Instagram post: large windows for natural light, neatly arranged magazines for an aesthetically-pleasing look, as well as strategically designed bookshelves for that glorious panorama shot.

Getting there: The nearest MRT would be Somerset. Walk to Orchard Gateway (the building beside [email protected]) and take the escalator up to the third or fourth floor to find the library.

#8 Changi Airport

 

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The huge departure signage at Changi Airport is another iconic photo for Instagrammers bitten by the wanderlust bug. The illuminated flight numbers and destinations make a great backdrop for an epic wefie or even a solo shot right below it. The best part? You won’t need to buy a ticket to take a picture there.

Getting there: When taking the green line on the MRT, alight at Tanah Merah and switch over to the middle platform to take the train to Changi Airport. You can travel to any of the terminals via the Skytrain available. 

Featured Image Credit: Christopher Frederick Jones/Archdaily 

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