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Best Burger Joints You Must Try in Singapore

Sink your teeth into a juicy meat patty, layered with toppings and condiments packed between fluffy buns. Making a mess is inevitable, but it’s the right way to chomp down a burger. There are many restaurants and cafes serving burgers, but finding the best ones can be overwhelming. Here’s our guide to the best and must-try burgers in Singapore, you’ll find a list that will suit any budget, from fancy restaurants to hawker eats. Please leave the calorie calculator at home, you won’t need one here!1. MeatSmithSource: MeatsmithSource: MeatsmithIf you’re a fan of American smokehouses and appreciates tasty wood-fired barbecued food, MeatSmith is your go-to. The Telok Ayer outlet specialises in smoked meat and American BBQ – you’ll find huge sharing meat platters, divine ribs (which are smoked over hickory wood for up to 14 hours!) and mouthwatering burgers. From Pulled Pork Sandwich ($15), Meatsmith Cheeseburger ($16) and even Pastrami Sandwich ($20), we can’t decide which we love most, so we recommend you try all! They have another outlet at Little India which focuses on modern Indian barbecue with fragrant herb-infused dishes such as Kerala Beef Rib and Coconut Pork Ribs.167 -169 Telok Ayer St, S068620Daily from 11.30am – 11.45pm2. Black Tap Craft Burgers & BeerSource: Black Tap Craft Burgers & BeerSource: Black Tap Craft Burgers & BeerSource: Black Tap Craft Burgers & BeerSituated at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, find your next favourite burger at Black Tap! Order their signature, The Texan Burger ($25) which includes prime beef with aged cheddar, crispy onion ring, bacon, sweet baby rays BBQ and mayo. They are also famous for the over-the-top milkshakes! A hearty meal and cosy vibe, what’s not to love?The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave #01-80, S018956Mon to Fri 12pm – 11pmSat, Sun & PH: 11am – 11pm3. Wolf BurgersSource: Wolf BurgersYou’ll be spoilt for choice here at Wolf Burgers with more than 12 burgers to pick from. If you’re overwhelmed, we recommend going with the classic Original Wolf Burger which includes a steamed baked bun, juicy beef patty, American cheese and their signature Wolf Burger sauce. Or try the Salted Egg Chicken Burger if you’re a fan of creamy salted egg sauce. And because bacon makes everything better, it’s available as an add-on for just $1.80 per serving.Pasarbella at Suntec City3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Tower 1, #01-455, S038983Daily from 11.30am – 8.30pm4. The Social OutcastSource: The Social OutcastSource: The Social OutcastIf you think you can’t find sublime burgers at hawker centres – think again, because The Social Outcast will prove you wrong. While this Muslim owned burger joint doesn’t have a slew of options, they are focused more on quality than quantity - take a bite of their monster burgers and you’ll know why. Be blown by the legendary Royal Mushroom Beef Burger ($15) which includes tender beef patty with chargrilled onions and a unique addition of blue cheese (surprising ingredient but it works so well!) packed between fluffy and buttery brioche buns. Besides burgers, they also have fall-off-the-bone ribs and other other ‘sidekicks’ such as the Smokey Deng Deng. Come hungry!Level 2, 348 Bedok Rd, The Bedok Marketplace, S469560Tues & Wed: 5pm – 11pm, Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 12am, Sat & Sun: 11am – 11pm, Closed on Mon5. Three Buns – Potato Head SingaporeSource: Three Buns Potato HeadFor some badass burgers, Three Buns is your go-to burger joint. Sharing the same building as Potato Head Singapore, serving thick juicy patties sandwiched between pillow-soft buns which just screams ‘eat me now!’ Forget about the cutleries, dive in straight using your hands and get sloppy with a range of fusion burgers. Their seasonal creation of MISTACHOOK Burger features a buttermilk brined fried Sakura chicken thigh, smothered in gochujang sauce with cheddar cheese, hot sauce, shredded lettuce, mayo and pickles. Vegetarians or vegans can opt for their range of plant-based burgers which are also just as mouthwatering.36 Keong Saik Rd, S089143Daily from 11am – 12 am6. FatburgerSource: Fatburger SingaporeSource: Fatburger SingaporeWhen Fatburger landed in Singapore in September 2018 at Novena Square, we were overjoyed not just because they’re one of America’s most popular fast-food chain, but because they’re Halal too which is great for our Muslim friends to enjoy. Flippin’ meat patties and serving hungry bellies since 1952 in Hollywood, they only use freshest ingredients for the burgers, makes addictive homemade onion rings and a slurry of sinful ice cream milkshakes. You can also build-your-own-burger, so you can add toppings to your heart’s content. Don’t leave without trying their flavourful Buffalo wings too - go for the Death Valley sauce if you like it spicy! Besides Novena Square, they are also located at KINEX and Clementi here.Velocity @ Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road, #01-08/09, S307683Daily from 10am – 10pm7. GRUB Burger + Noodle BarSource: GRUB Burger BistroSource: GRUB Burger BistroPriding itself in dishing out only quality meals, GRUB sources their ingredients locally as much as possible. Their homemade buns are baked using French butter, so you can be assured quality in every bite. Our recommendation is the Mentaiko Mille-feulle Katsu Burger that comprises of crispy pork katsu accompanied by layers of shabu pork, mentaiko cheese and sprinkled with seaweed. A bite of this burger may easily transport you to Japan. If you have room in your tummy, try their innovative creation that is the Mala Xiang Guo Burger, which includes luncheon meat, pork slices, enoki mushrooms with spicy mala mayo.8. Employees OnlySource: Employees Only SingaporeHailing from New York City, Employees Only came to Singapore in 2016 and are situated in the heart of Amoy Street in Chinatown. With an obscure entrance that has a neon “Psychic” sign, we won’t blame you if you walk right past this speakeasy bar and diner.Although they’re known for their signature cocktails such as Amelia and EO Gimlet, we can’t rave enough about their EO “Ramly” Burger, which is inspired by our local Pasar Malam favourites. A bite of this burger will ignite a taste of familiarity and excitement. Instead of using regular meat patty, Employees Only uses wagyu beef patty and their homemade smoked aioli, which enhances the flavour that’ll leave you wanting more.9. Common ChefsSource: Common ChefsOpposite Sembawang Shopping Centre, Common Chefs exudes a laidback vibe and is the perfect place for casual dining with your friends and family. Nestled in between rows of shophouses, Common Chefs’ must-try dish would be the Rich Man Burger. The patty is made from diced Chorizo, blanketed over with velvety scrambled eggs and truffle mayo. Cheese lovers rejoice! This dish comes with a side of melted cheese sauce, so pour it all over to your heart’s content. Elusive but worth the effort, please note that this dish is only available during the weekend.10. Tocha BistroLocated within Hotel Boss, Tocha Bistro boasts a wide range of affordable Western cuisine. Must try is the Double Rock Burger, stacked with double beef patty (about an inch thick) that is grilled to a perfect pinkish centre that’s slabbed between two slices of cheddar cheese, mixed lettuce, tomatoes and well-toasted buns. Tocha Bistro is also known for its great happy hour deals. So, crack a beer with that burger and you’ll be settled for the day.

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Best Burger Joints You Must Try in Singapore

Sink your teeth into a juicy meat patty, layered with toppings and condiments packed between fluffy buns. Making a mess is inevitable, but it’s the right way to chomp down a burger. There are many restaurants and cafes serving burgers, but finding the best ones can be overwhelming. Here’s our guide to the best and must-try burgers in Singapore, you’ll find a list that will suit any budget, from fancy restaurants to hawker eats. Please leave the calorie calculator at home, you won’t need one here!1. MeatSmithSource: MeatsmithSource: MeatsmithIf you’re a fan of American smokehouses and appreciates tasty wood-fired barbecued food, MeatSmith is your go-to. The Telok Ayer outlet specialises in smoked meat and American BBQ – you’ll find huge sharing meat platters, divine ribs (which are smoked over hickory wood for up to 14 hours!) and mouthwatering burgers. From Pulled Pork Sandwich ($15), Meatsmith Cheeseburger ($16) and even Pastrami Sandwich ($20), we can’t decide which we love most, so we recommend you try all! They have another outlet at Little India which focuses on modern Indian barbecue with fragrant herb-infused dishes such as Kerala Beef Rib and Coconut Pork Ribs.167 -169 Telok Ayer St, S068620Daily from 11.30am – 11.45pm2. Black Tap Craft Burgers & BeerSource: Black Tap Craft Burgers & BeerSource: Black Tap Craft Burgers & BeerSource: Black Tap Craft Burgers & BeerSituated at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, find your next favourite burger at Black Tap! Order their signature, The Texan Burger ($25) which includes prime beef with aged cheddar, crispy onion ring, bacon, sweet baby rays BBQ and mayo. They are also famous for the over-the-top milkshakes! A hearty meal and cosy vibe, what’s not to love?The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave #01-80, S018956Mon to Fri 12pm – 11pmSat, Sun & PH: 11am – 11pm3. Wolf BurgersSource: Wolf BurgersYou’ll be spoilt for choice here at Wolf Burgers with more than 12 burgers to pick from. If you’re overwhelmed, we recommend going with the classic Original Wolf Burger which includes a steamed baked bun, juicy beef patty, American cheese and their signature Wolf Burger sauce. Or try the Salted Egg Chicken Burger if you’re a fan of creamy salted egg sauce. And because bacon makes everything better, it’s available as an add-on for just $1.80 per serving.Pasarbella at Suntec City3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Tower 1, #01-455, S038983Daily from 11.30am – 8.30pm4. The Social OutcastSource: The Social OutcastSource: The Social OutcastIf you think you can’t find sublime burgers at hawker centres – think again, because The Social Outcast will prove you wrong. While this Muslim owned burger joint doesn’t have a slew of options, they are focused more on quality than quantity - take a bite of their monster burgers and you’ll know why. Be blown by the legendary Royal Mushroom Beef Burger ($15) which includes tender beef patty with chargrilled onions and a unique addition of blue cheese (surprising ingredient but it works so well!) packed between fluffy and buttery brioche buns. Besides burgers, they also have fall-off-the-bone ribs and other other ‘sidekicks’ such as the Smokey Deng Deng. Come hungry!Level 2, 348 Bedok Rd, The Bedok Marketplace, S469560Tues & Wed: 5pm – 11pm, Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 12am, Sat & Sun: 11am – 11pm, Closed on Mon5. Three Buns – Potato Head SingaporeSource: Three Buns Potato HeadFor some badass burgers, Three Buns is your go-to burger joint. Sharing the same building as Potato Head Singapore, serving thick juicy patties sandwiched between pillow-soft buns which just screams ‘eat me now!’ Forget about the cutleries, dive in straight using your hands and get sloppy with a range of fusion burgers. Their seasonal creation of MISTACHOOK Burger features a buttermilk brined fried Sakura chicken thigh, smothered in gochujang sauce with cheddar cheese, hot sauce, shredded lettuce, mayo and pickles. Vegetarians or vegans can opt for their range of plant-based burgers which are also just as mouthwatering.36 Keong Saik Rd, S089143Daily from 11am – 12 am6. FatburgerSource: Fatburger SingaporeSource: Fatburger SingaporeWhen Fatburger landed in Singapore in September 2018 at Novena Square, we were overjoyed not just because they’re one of America’s most popular fast-food chain, but because they’re Halal too which is great for our Muslim friends to enjoy. Flippin’ meat patties and serving hungry bellies since 1952 in Hollywood, they only use freshest ingredients for the burgers, makes addictive homemade onion rings and a slurry of sinful ice cream milkshakes. You can also build-your-own-burger, so you can add toppings to your heart’s content. Don’t leave without trying their flavourful Buffalo wings too - go for the Death Valley sauce if you like it spicy! Besides Novena Square, they are also located at KINEX and Clementi here.Velocity @ Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road, #01-08/09, S307683Daily from 10am – 10pm7. GRUB Burger + Noodle BarSource: GRUB Burger BistroSource: GRUB Burger BistroPriding itself in dishing out only quality meals, GRUB sources their ingredients locally as much as possible. Their homemade buns are baked using French butter, so you can be assured quality in every bite. Our recommendation is the Mentaiko Mille-feulle Katsu Burger that comprises of crispy pork katsu accompanied by layers of shabu pork, mentaiko cheese and sprinkled with seaweed. A bite of this burger may easily transport you to Japan. If you have room in your tummy, try their innovative creation that is the Mala Xiang Guo Burger, which includes luncheon meat, pork slices, enoki mushrooms with spicy mala mayo.8. Employees OnlySource: Employees Only SingaporeHailing from New York City, Employees Only came to Singapore in 2016 and are situated in the heart of Amoy Street in Chinatown. With an obscure entrance that has a neon “Psychic” sign, we won’t blame you if you walk right past this speakeasy bar and diner.Although they’re known for their signature cocktails such as Amelia and EO Gimlet, we can’t rave enough about their EO “Ramly” Burger, which is inspired by our local Pasar Malam favourites. A bite of this burger will ignite a taste of familiarity and excitement. Instead of using regular meat patty, Employees Only uses wagyu beef patty and their homemade smoked aioli, which enhances the flavour that’ll leave you wanting more.9. Common ChefsSource: Common ChefsOpposite Sembawang Shopping Centre, Common Chefs exudes a laidback vibe and is the perfect place for casual dining with your friends and family. Nestled in between rows of shophouses, Common Chefs’ must-try dish would be the Rich Man Burger. The patty is made from diced Chorizo, blanketed over with velvety scrambled eggs and truffle mayo. Cheese lovers rejoice! This dish comes with a side of melted cheese sauce, so pour it all over to your heart’s content. Elusive but worth the effort, please note that this dish is only available during the weekend.10. Tocha BistroLocated within Hotel Boss, Tocha Bistro boasts a wide range of affordable Western cuisine. Must try is the Double Rock Burger, stacked with double beef patty (about an inch thick) that is grilled to a perfect pinkish centre that’s slabbed between two slices of cheddar cheese, mixed lettuce, tomatoes and well-toasted buns. Tocha Bistro is also known for its great happy hour deals. So, crack a beer with that burger and you’ll be settled for the day.

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Singapore Islands You Can Explore to Escape from the City

Did you know that Singapore isn’t just one island, but also includes 64 surrounding islands? If you think you’ve done every activity possible on the mainland, go beyond our shores, put on your explorer hats, hop on a boat and head to these fun-filled activity spots in Singapore.1. St John’s IslandJust a 15 minute boat ride from Marina South Pier, you’ll be welcomed by numerous stray cats that call the island their home. Approach with caution and avoid making loud noises that might scare them away. Besides these friendly felines, St John’s Island has a long trail of history. It was once a quarantine centre for immigrants who had leprosy, cholera and even was used to house political prisoners and drug rehabilitators.The island is now one of Singapore’s most important island for biodiversity research and you can book a guided intertidal walk here.Price: $15 for Adult and $12 for Children (aged 1 to 12)How to get there: Marina South PierThrow a yacht party with your family, friends and use our exclusive voucher with Le Tara and White Sails Yacht.2. Lazarus IslandThe C-shaped lagoon at Lazarus Island sees flocks of tourists and even locals admiring the pristine waters and sandy beach. It is known as one of Singapore’s best kept secret and an ideal spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a quiet time with loved ones. You can access the island from St John’s Island, by taking a leisurely 15 to 20 minute stroll via the bridge.Price: $15 for Adult and $12 for Children (aged 1 to 12)How to get there: Marina South PierBook Singapore Island Cruise ferry via Klook here for $14 and receive a $3 Gong Cha cash voucher with every Adult ticket purchase. The ticket is valid for ferry between St John’s Island, Lazarus Island and Kusu Island.3. Kusu IslandSource: Singapore Island Cruise & FerryThe island has a popular Chinese temple, Da Bo Gong, which was built in 1923 by a wealthy businessman. On the 9th month of the lunar calendar, thousands of devotees flock to the islands and pay respect to the deities at the temple. Climb up 152 steps to the top of the hill and you’ll see three keramat (holy shrines for Malay saints) where many pray for good marriage, wealth and health.Price: $15 for Adult and $12 for Children (aged 1 to 12)How to get there: Marina South PierGet your sportswear from Nike, Adidas and Under Armour.4. Sisters’ IslandSource: NParksComprising of two islands, the Big Sister (about 9.6 acres) and Little Sister(about 4.2 acres) are separated by a narrow channel. Legend has it that two sisters, Minah and Linah, drowned while trying to escape from pirates during a storm.The island is now a Marine Park managed by National Parks Board of Singapore, home for educational, conservation and research activities. Did you know that Singapore’s waters are home to more than 250 species of hard corals and more than 100 species of reef fish? Enjoy the islands by having picnics (be careful of the island monkeys!) and you can even snorkel in the clear waters.Price: $15 for Adult and $12 for Children (aged 1 to 12)How to get there: Marina South Pier5. Pulau UbinTake a trip to the past at one of Singapore’s most famous island, Pulau Ubin. This 1,020 hectare island is home to the last kampongs in our country and Chek Jawa Wetlands. Explore the island on a rented bicycle or by foot and discover historical sites, flora, fauna and even a rubber plantation. Click here for a full guide of the Pulau Ubin Tree Trail.Bring along sufficient cash for bicycle rental and food. For an Instagram-worthy shot, head up to Puaka Hill to get a bird’s eye view of the granite quarry with its deep blue waters.Price: $3 per person for a single trip, additional $2 if you bring along a bicycleHow to get there: Changi Point Ferry TerminalProtect yourself with sunscreen from Althea, Guardian and Watsons.6. Chek Jawa WetlandsLocated within Pulau Ubin, Chek Jawa Wetlands is one of Singapore’s richest ecosystems. The area was discovered when it was slated for redevelopment in 2000, but was halted when 100 hectare of wetland teeming with wildlife was found. Admire the wetland from the 1 kilometre boardwalk or climb up the 20 metre tall Jejawi Tower. Click here for guided tours at Chek Jawa.Price: Same as Pulau Ubin, but with additional cost for a private hire of a vanHow to get there: 15 minute bumboat ride from Changi Point Ferry Terminal. To reach Chek Jawa, you can hire a private van, rent a bicycle or for the more adventure-seekers, you can walk 40 minutes.For successful cashback tracking, sign in to meREWARDS and click ‘Buy Now’ in brands’ pages. For more information on cashback, read here.

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Best Smartwatches to Buy in Singapore that Fits Any Budget

Watch your steps and upgrade from a standard timepiece to a smartwatch that tracks your fitness stats, monitor your sleep and even make payments seamlessly. If you’ve been searching high and low for the perfect one, we got you covered! Here are the best smartwatches to buy in Singapore that caters to all budgets.  1. SKMEI B36 Smart Watch ($42.18)Source: SKMEI Watches Official StoreComes in four stylish colours, the SKMEI B36 Smart Watch allows you to track your sleep, steps, distance and how much calories you have burnt. This smartwatch is women-friendly as it boasts a comprehensive physiological function which helps monitor your period cycle and notifies you when the time of the month is approaching. Record symptoms and stay updated on your ovulation period and for better data visualization, simply connect it to the smartphone app.2. Xiaomi Amazfit Bip ($69.00 - $99.00)Source: CameraSGGetting a smartwatch doesn’t mean you should spend hundreds of dollars. One of the most value-for-money on the market is the Xiaomi Amazfit Bip, known for its affordability and functionality. Compatible with both Android and iOS, it only takes 2.5 hours for a full battery charge that can last up to 45 days - that’s more than a month! If you’re too lazy to constantly charge your smart watch, this option is your best bet.3. Fossil Sport Smart Watch ($214.50)Source: Fossil/ YouTubeThey aren’t just meant for fitness enthusiasts. For casual wear, check out this sleek Fossil Sport Smart Watch that lets you track your heart rate, control music, personalize your dial and includes a built-in fitness tracker. Stay on top of your game and respond fast to notifications such as text, social media, emails, alarm clocks and calendar alerts. You can also customise the watch face with your favourite picture to suit your style.4. Huawei GT 2 Smart Watch ($268.00 - $328.00)Source: Doozy ProjectMore than just a mobile phone company, Huawei has disrupted the smartwatch industry with the Huawei GT 2 Smart Watch. A single charge allows you to enjoy usage for up to 2 weeks, so you don’t have to worry about battery life. Huawei introduced 2 versions of active and classic edition. The former is designed for fitness enthusiasts with silicone straps, while the latter is kept light and sleek with elegant straps. Both versions are built-in with health apps to support your fitness routine.5. Fitbit Versa ($316.00)Source: Bizgramsg Official StoreKnown as the go-to brand for smartwatches, Fitbit Versa is one that you should consider. It introduces a heart rate monitor and you can pair it easily with your mobile device for instant notification and app control. It is also water-resistant so you can bring it along for a swim. However, this watch can only reach slightly over 4 days of battery life. But with its impressive functions, it is still worth the buy.6. Fossil Hybrid HR Smartwatch ($349 - $389)Source: Fossil Singapore Official StoreIf you can’t part ways with analogue watches but still want a fitness smartwatch, meet Fossil Hybrid HR Smartwatch. You’ll get the best of both worlds with its minimalistic design that boasts essential notifications, track your steps, heart rate and monitors sleep patterns. The Collider Hybrid HR is designed for men, while the Charter Hybrid HR is for women.7. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 ($398.00)Source: Samsung Official StoreSamsung is one of the most reliable electronic brands in the market, and its smartwatch devices are no exception. Find the right balance between a phone and a watch with the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. The sleek body fitter with a touch bezel for convenient control allows you a maximized screen view and the insights you need for a better you, comes in a 44mm or 40mm watch face. For fitness buffs, get real-time actionable advice as it tracks every exercise such as swimming, running, walking and dynamic workout.The unique feature of this watch is the health support it offers, it uses a stress tracker to watch your stress level whenever you are feeling tense. It would then suggest breathing exercises to provide you with peace of mind.8. Skagen Falster 3 Smart Watch ($509.00)Source: SKAGEN Singapore Official StoreClassy, sleek and functional - these are the top three facts that come to mind when you’re looking at the Skagen Falster 3 Smart Watch. This stainless steel mesh strap watch boasts a range of smart features powered by Wear OS by Google™ including Google Pay, activity, heart rate tracking and smartphone notifications. You’ll also get a personal assistant with the built-in Google Assistant – ask it anything and it will alert you through your watch’s speaker.This article was first written by Shopee SG, and repurposed with permission by meREWARDS. For proper and successful cashback tracking, please ensure you are signed in and shop through meREWARDS's Shopee page, and click 'Buy Now'.

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