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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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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. 

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6 Easy Ways To Get Into The National Day Spirit

7 Aug 2017 by Bryan Yeong

Waving the national flag, camping for fireworks and even dressing up in full red and white are but 3 ways to express your love for Singapore this 9th August. Here are 6 simple ways you can show that we are Singapore, Singaporeans. 

Have A Local Feast


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Singaporeans’ favourite pastime is undoubtedly to eat as much as we can and even better, trying (or finding) the latest food fads at every corner of the island. I mean, how can we resist slurping on bak chor mee at Bedok 85 Market or chomping down plates of chicken rice at Maxwell Food Centre? In the spirit of #SG52, why not go all out in treating yourself with local fare only our country could offer by having a zi char feast! Whether it’s Commonwealth’s Two Chefs Eating House or Kok Sen Restaurant at Keong Saik, you can’t go wrong stuffing your face silly with SG-infused dishes only a true-blue Singaporean would know how. And if you’re looking for a little something extra, check out our guide to atas hawker food and eateriesShiok lah! 

Wear Homegrown Labels


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If you’d prefer expressing your SG pride more subtly than wearing the annually released red and white collections, opt for the bevy of local brands making their mark on the fashion scene. Upstarts like Love Bonito, Graye Studio and Biro Company offer up chic threads of stylish designs and sleek cuts – a refreshing alternative from commercialised fast-fashion chains. Dress your best this National Day and when someone compliments your outfit, you can proudly tell them it’s locally made!

Play Localised Card Games


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Gathering at a friend’s high-rise apartment hoping for a glimpse of the NDP fireworks might be the order of business this National Day, and while waiting for the fiery sparklers to light the sky up, chances are someone will suggest a round of dai di or poker. Do it with a local flair thanks to Protocol’s pack of fifty-two playing cards – each designed with iconic SG landmarks, characters and trinkets to trigger that warm, fuzzy feeling of our homeland.  

Celebrate SG TV


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Ahh, there’s nothing quite like kicking back and indulging in a quality local drama. While there are some new series worthy of a watch, it’s older classics that truly resonated with the masses and hit a soft spot close to our hearts. Marathoning Mediacorp favourites like Holland V, Under One Roof and Moulmein High on Toggle will surely reel in those uninitiated and rekindle fond memories of those familiar, just in time to ignite your inner patriot.

Learn About Our Heritage


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Singapore celebrates its 52nd birthday this year, but the 52-year-long journey from independence towards the first-world city it is today has been an arduous one, only made possible thanks to our brave forefathers. The National Museum of Singapore honours our deep-rooted history with gallery exhibitions from now till 30th September, giving you an in-depth lesson on the makings of our country. Celebrating National Day is a joyous occasion, but fully understanding the importance of it will give it that much more meaning.

Listen To Local Music

 
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You have to admit that National Day songs are not every citizen’s cup of tea, but that’s fine. Singapore still boasts many other tremendously talented individuals crafting tunes to excellence. Young acts like R&B siren Sam Rui, pop wunderkind Falling Feathers and gutsy rapper Axel Brizzy have all recently put out new material to positive fanfare, and we couldn’t be prouder of their achievements. Time to curate that #SGPride playlist and crank it up!

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For more local goodness, pick up a copy of our August issue out on newsstands now. It also comes with a freebie!

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Whether it’s going on a date at an amusement park or sharing a romantic moment on a shipwreck, live out the dream of your favourite K-dramas at these iconic sites!

#1 Navagio Beach – Descendants Of The Sun

This is undoubtedly the most memorable location to Descendant of the Sun (DOTS) fans as it was where they watched the relationship between Big Boss and Beauty blossom. Off the coast of Zakynthos Greece, the Navagio Beach is home to a famous shipwrecked vessel from the 1980s, which captivated DOTS screenwriter Kim Eun Sook during her visit to the island. Feeling adventurous? The grounds are also bounded by towering cliffs, so you can give a 200m base-jump off the ledges a shot. Do keep your eyes peeled when you’re exploring the area though, as you might just meet your very own Captain Yoo there!

Recreate this: Who could ever forget the scene during the last episode where the Song-Song couple fulfilled their promise to return to the beach together? Better yet, if you have an oppa who just completed his national service on your arm, you can even recite the same lines that our cheesy lovebirds recited in the drama. Captain Yoo would definitely approve!

#2 Gyeong-Gijeon Shrine – Love In The Moonlight

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Filled with lush bamboo groves and portraits of Joseon Dynasty founder King Tae-jo, the Gyeonggijeon Shrine was used for a multitude of scenes in Love in the Moonlight. Besides being the location of the first meeting between the Crown Prince and Ra On, also nestled within the shrine is the Jeonjusago National Archives Building which appeared in episode 10, where the Crown Prince became jealous upon seeing the other eunuchs assisting Ra On after she hurt her foot.

#3 Jumunjin Break-water – Goblin

Located at the northernmost part of Gangneung, the Jumunjin Beach is where Ji Eun Tak first summoned the Goblin after blowing out the candles on her birthday cake in the popular K-drama. But what you may not know is that there are at least five identical man-made breakwaters around the beach – crystal clear waters, azure skies and all. Just look out for a huge signboard along the shores and you’ll be on the actual breakwater where the Goblin stars filmed the scene!


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Recreate this: Grab your beau and head out to recreate your own ‘wishing-for-a-goblin’ scene. And just in case you didn’t prepare your own red scarf and buckwheat flower, you can rent it at a small fee onsite – there’s even a ‘photographer’ who can help you take a shot! Be prepared to queue though, as there’s bound to be a long line of Goblin hopefuls waiting their turn.

#4 Jangsado Sea Park – Uncontrollably Fond

Decked out in gorgeous flora all year round, the 1.9km long Jangsado Sea Park can thank its gorgeous landscape and breath-taking scenery for making it the prime backdrop in dramaland. In Uncontrollably Fond, it was at this island where Noh Eul finally found Joon Young after the latter went missing. Bonus: if you have some time left after exploring the park, take a trip to the neighbouring Oedo Island – home to a botanical garden chockfull of picturesque blooms and majestic sculptures (read: Instagram photo ops galore).

#5 E-World Amusement Park


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Amusement parks have long been synonymous with romantic gestures in K-drama (ferris wheel kisses anyone?), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the E-World Amusement Park was featured in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. What was meant to be a date went a little awry with Bok Joo’s friends showing up, but it still saw many heart-fluttering moments between the two leads when they first held hands while watching fireworks light up the sky. Not to mention the scene where our sway couple came face-to-face when they both ducked down to share a drink? Totally aww-inducing!

Recreate this: Well, you’re at an amusement park so the options are endless – try on cute headbands and have an aegyo battle; hop on a Viking ship or a Frisbee ride for the daredevil couples. Better yet, if you’re there with friends who are willing to join in on the fun, you can always do your own take on the scene where Bok Joo and Joon Hyung’s friends crashed their date – photobomb, anybody?

This article was adapted from an article in the Teenage July 2017 Issue. 

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