The rainy days have given us a craving for a wholesome hotpot meal! Here’s a list of steamboat places you can visit with your friends without breaking the bank.

Emperor Pot

Emperor Pot Teenage Steamboat

At Emperor Pot, their 3 tier cooking machine isn’t all that they are known for – their value for money prices, wide range of meat and seafood, and a fully equipped sauce station has been proven to be worth the long wait! This is the go-to place for those big groups of friends who can’t decide between Korean BBQ, Steam Box or a hot pot. 
Estimated Damage: $15 to $20 per pax
Opening Hours: 3pm – 11pm everyday
Location: 100 Tyrwhitt Rd, Stadium

San Laksa

San Laksa Teenage Steamboat Hotpot

You’ve tried mala and tomyum broths at the various steamboat eateries, but have you tasted a laksa soup base? San Laksa prides itself on their traditional curry laksa that boasts of a rich coconut aroma. Don’t worry about the spicy kick, chili paste is served separate from the broth so you can add according to your preference!
Estimated Damage: $30 per pax
Opening Hours: 11am – 2.30pm and 4.30pm – 11pm everyday 
Location: 404 Telok Blangah Road

Shi Li Fang

Shi Li Fang Teenage Steamboat

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Don’t let the gimmicky outlook throw you off, Shi Li Fang has some of the most affordable hot pot prices and delicious soups with no MSG. Depending on which branch you visit, you could be swishing raw meats in a shared pot or a personal one. In addition to the usual vegetables, pork belly slices and seafood you can order a serving of frog, cows lungs or eel if you’re feeling adventurous!
Estimated Damage:  $20 per pax
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm everyday
Location: 7 branches island wide

New Fut Kai


New Fut Kai is on a mission to debunk the bland rumours about vegetarian food and their steamboats has definitely made an impact with their unique broths namely the soymilk miso, power multi-grain and their fish head soup – the ingredients vary with your choice of soup and there is no flexibility in choosing how much or what liao you like. While you’re there, try their mock cereal prawns or suckling pig that has convinced the most passionate meat lovers.
Estimated Damage: $128 per pot (for 8)
Opening Hours: 10am – 3pm and 5pm – 10pm everyday
Location: 282 Jalan Besar

Steamboat Cheery

Steamboat Cheery Teenage Hot pot

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While many unique hot pot concepts have been popping up all over Singapore, Cheery Steamboat sticks to its original roots. Situated within a humble Kopitiam, their affordable pricing is the winning factor – vegetables, starch and processed foods cost $2 while basic meat and seafood are $4-$5 per portion. For those special occasions you can also add live prawns ($6/100g) or abalone ($68) to your mix!
Estimated Damage: $20 per pax
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10.30pm everyday
Location: Blk 63 Kallang Bahru #01-443

Wen Wen Big Prawn Noodles

Wen Wen Big Prawn Noodles Teenage Steamboat Hot Pot

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Traditionally a prawn mee store, Wen Wen Big Prawn noodles also uses the flavourful broth for a seafood steamboat. Created with tender pork ribs and chunky prawns the soup also features a whole crab and free flow of noodles. Their attentive service is also a huge plus point – feel free to bring your own ingredients from home.
Estimated Damage: From $50 per pot (for 4)
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm – 2pm and 5.30pm – 10pm 
Location: 51 Old Airport Road Food #01-147

Chicken Legend

Chicken Legend Coconut Water Hot Pot Teenage

Cooking your food in pure coconut water might sound peculiar but the reviews rave about its natural sweetness and refreshing taste – no MSG, salt or refined sugar added, talk about the healthier choice. The most popular item to go with the steamboat is their tender kampong chicken cubes (which explains the name), don’t forget to coat it in their saucy concoctions before popping it in your mouth!
Estimated Damage: $20 per pax
Opening Hours: 5.30pm – 11pm, Tuesday to Sunday 
Location: 15 Upper East Coast Rd

Where’s your favourite place to get some meat swishing action?

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There’s just something so satisfying about watching paint being smoothly blended together – and we love the resulting colours!

#2 Pottery Sculpting 


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We definitely aren’t the only ones who find the ripples, ridges and endlessly spinning pottery wheel kinda hypnotising. 

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#4 Kinetic Sand Slicing

It’s like playing with sand at the beach as kids, but for adults (and without the mess). 

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Would you just look at how the fresh dough peels apart slightly as it’s scored?! 

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The way the baker smoothens out the icing is absurdly pleasing! 

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An oldie but a goodie, people either feel relaxed after watching Dr Pimple Popper’s videos, or become super grossed out. 

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It’s been barely two weeks since the release of the iPhone X and already the rumour mill is buzzing that Apple will be launching three iPhones in 2018. 

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whose research team has been pretty spot on with their predictions so far, Apple will launch “three new iPhone models in 2H18: 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED models and a 6.1-inch TFT-LCD model, all equipped with a full-screen design and TrueDepth Camera (front 3D sensing), as with iPhone X.” And while two of the iPhone models will be targeting a high-end market, the third will be aiming towards the middle and low-end markets with a predicted price tag of USD$649 to $749. Additionally, the latter could sport a lower-resolution screen and feature facial recognition instead of a fingerprint sensor. 

While we’ll have to wait and see if these rumours are true, here’s what the internet has to say: 

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And The Good

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22 Stylish Cases To Dress Up (And Protect) Your New iPhone X

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Protect your pricey iPhone X with hardy yet stylish casings that’ll fit your every demand.

Apple’s most expensive and most fragile phone to date, the recently released iPhone X boasts a nearly bezel-free, gorgeous edge-to-edge glass construction that most reviewers have guaranteed will shatter at the first drop, which is troublesome (and cost inefficient) to say the least. Luckily, there have been plenty of casing options released that’ll both act as a barrier (to whatever life brings) and keep your pricey iPhone X stylishly pristine while at it. Here are 22 casings that have caught our eye. 

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No matter your relationship status, there’s no excuse to miss out on the crazy Singles’ Day sales. To help you navigate the biggest shopping holiday of the year, here’s a quick rundown of all the 11/11 sales worth checking out!



If you thought homegrown retail brand IUIGA’s offerings were crazily affordable, then check out their prices this Singles’ Day! The lifestyle retailer is offering 20% storewide to shoppers who participate in an interactive game that’s available on IUIGA’s ‘Buy Lesser, Buy Better‘ game page which was created to invite customers to shop with conscious consumption. While you’ll only be able to apply the promo code if you buy three items or less, it’s still a great deal nonetheless if you consider IUIGA’s already super competitive prices. 


A mainstay on our list of shopping apps, Shopee a major player in the 11/11 sales. This year, there are super-sized offers including their best-sellers (at the lowest price guaranteed), hourly flash deals off up to 90% off, daily giveaways and other discounts and promos. Apart from the $11.11 deals and Buy 1 Get 1 sale, the 11.11 Shopee Super Sale event day features 24hours of non-stop deals from over 10,000 sellers, including a $1.10 flash sale and discounts off popular brands on Shopee Mall, Shopee Mart 1+1 bundle deals, etc. You might even win a Bali trip for four during this massive blow out sale! The event starts as soon as the clock strikes midnight, so camp out here for the best deals in town!  


Watsons 11 11 Sale

Joining in on the festivities, Watsons has organised a Double 11.11 Shopping Carnival that offers free delivery, buy one get one deals, extra 11% off as well as even bank promos for online shoppers. Happening from now till 15 November (say hurray for extended sale periods!), you’ll be able to get your hands on popular brands such as Bio-essence, Dettol, Toni & Guy and more. Head here to check out all the exclusive promos and offers available. 


Lazada 1111 Sales 2017 

With its extensive brand offerings across lifestyle, beauty, fashion, tech, etc. categories, Lazada is definitely a site for sore eyes (geddit?). This Singles’ Day, the online retail giant is offering up to 90% off goods, over 110 flash deals and over $110 vouchers up for giveaway. With 5,000 local sellers and over 3,300 deals available across brands like Laneige, Fitbit, Huawei and more, you’ll be sure to give your inner shopaholic a good workout. 


Shopback 11 11 Sales

If you haven’t used Shopback’s cashbacks to save even more, now’s the best time to start. They’re offering up to 11% cashback and x2 Super Cashback on selected items for the Lazada Taobao Collection, up to 33% Upsized Cashback for Taobao + Tmall Hongbao Grab, 3.5% Cashback off ASOS (which is also having a 30% storewide sale), and up to 10& Cashback on Shopee  _ amongst other enticing cashback offers. Saving even further? 


Zalora 1111 Sale

From now till 12 November, take advantage of Zalora’s 11.11 Singles’ Day sale which will offer up to 60% discounts off brands such as Mango, Converse, Daniel Wellington, Aldo and more! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Zalora-exclusive deals to snag even better loots. 


Sephora 11.11

Makeup lovers who spend over $150 online at Sephora Singapore will be entitled to receive either the limited-edition Makeup Junkie or Skincare Lover gift box! While it isn’t exactly a sale or discount per say, getting these beauty freebies with your existing purchases is a pretty sweet bonus. 


Sasa 11.11 Sale

The great thing about Sasa’s 11.11 sale is that they offer online and in-store sale options; up to 80% discounts for selected brands plus $5 off free shipping at Lazada, up to 50% discounts with GWP and free shipping on Qoo10, as well as in-store sales offering Buy 1 Free 1 (mix and match across over 200 brands), and $11 discounts on their special in-store picks. Is this the best of both worlds or what? 

Charles & Keith

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Hesitant about buying shoes off the web? Don’t fret ’cause shoe-holics can grab up to 50% off selected styles at Charles & Keith’s Singles’ Day online sales – and you won’t have to worry about the sizing or quality ’cause this local brand offers nothing but the best for your feet! 


ezbuy 11 11 sales

For those who can’t navigate Taobao, Ezbuy’s definitely the next best option! Apart from giving away over $800 worth of shopping vouchers, Ezbuy will reportedly have 20 rounds of crazy flash deals that offer up to 90% discounts, have free shipping from China, Korea, Taiwan and US, and special $1 shopping zones – flex your shopping digits ’cause this spree’s gonna be intense! 

Will you be shopping up a storm this Singles’ Day? Tell us in the comment section! 

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