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Central Hong Kong Café review: Authentic Hong Kong Street Food Cafe in Singapore

Savour the essence of Hong Kong’s street food culture when you head to any of Central Hong Kong Café’s outlets at Northpoint City, Jurong Point, Star Vista, Wheelock Place, and Vivo City. Experience Hong Kong’s ubiquitous cha chaan tengs (a type of restaurant commonly found in Hong Kong and Macau), in the heart of Singapore. The restaurants interior are decorated as old coffee shops, where you’ll also see wallpapers that shows Hong Kong’s bustling Central district and key attractions such as Victoria Peak and Tsim Sha Tsui.On the menu, you’ll find an array of familiar staples such as Beef Brisket Noodles, Wanton Noodles, Luncheon Meat Instant Noodles, Rice Rolls and Egg Tarts. Majority of the dishes at Central Hong Kong cafes are wallet-friendly, most of them are priced at less than $10.The café’s Braised Beef Brisket Noodles took us back to the streets with its succulent and generous chunks of beef served in noodle soup. We also had Fried Lamian with a generous serving of seafood, each bite had a distinctive wok hei flavor, and had us wiping the plate spotless. For sharing, do order the Curry Fish Balls - coated in spicy and thick curry gravy, every mouthful will remind you of the time you spent walking down Mong Kok or Tsim Sha Tsui on the hunt for street food.If you've more room in your belly, you’ll want to tuck into its Hong Kong Chicken Curry on Rice – curry-coated chicken fillets draped over aromatic white rice, and fluffy chee cheong fun (Hong Kong style rice rolls).With all the wallet-friendly dishes on the menu, Central Hong Kong Café is where you should dine at for no-frills Hong Kong fare that is worth every penny.Food: 4*Ambience: 5*Value for money: 5*Enjoy exclusive 1-for-1 dining offers (Jurong Point) at Central Hong Kong Café with meREWARDS! Check out their other outlets are Star Vista, NorthPoint City and Vivo City.All images credited to Central HK Cafe. 

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Central Hong Kong Café review: Authentic Hong Kong Street Food Cafe in Singapore

Savour the essence of Hong Kong’s street food culture when you head to any of Central Hong Kong Café’s outlets at Northpoint City, Jurong Point, Star Vista, Wheelock Place, and Vivo City. Experience Hong Kong’s ubiquitous cha chaan tengs (a type of restaurant commonly found in Hong Kong and Macau), in the heart of Singapore. The restaurants interior are decorated as old coffee shops, where you’ll also see wallpapers that shows Hong Kong’s bustling Central district and key attractions such as Victoria Peak and Tsim Sha Tsui.On the menu, you’ll find an array of familiar staples such as Beef Brisket Noodles, Wanton Noodles, Luncheon Meat Instant Noodles, Rice Rolls and Egg Tarts. Majority of the dishes at Central Hong Kong cafes are wallet-friendly, most of them are priced at less than $10.The café’s Braised Beef Brisket Noodles took us back to the streets with its succulent and generous chunks of beef served in noodle soup. We also had Fried Lamian with a generous serving of seafood, each bite had a distinctive wok hei flavor, and had us wiping the plate spotless. For sharing, do order the Curry Fish Balls - coated in spicy and thick curry gravy, every mouthful will remind you of the time you spent walking down Mong Kok or Tsim Sha Tsui on the hunt for street food.If you've more room in your belly, you’ll want to tuck into its Hong Kong Chicken Curry on Rice – curry-coated chicken fillets draped over aromatic white rice, and fluffy chee cheong fun (Hong Kong style rice rolls).With all the wallet-friendly dishes on the menu, Central Hong Kong Café is where you should dine at for no-frills Hong Kong fare that is worth every penny.Food: 4*Ambience: 5*Value for money: 5*Enjoy exclusive 1-for-1 dining offers (Jurong Point) at Central Hong Kong Café with meREWARDS! Check out their other outlets are Star Vista, NorthPoint City and Vivo City.All images credited to Central HK Cafe. 

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Things to Do in Singapore with the Kids This School Holiday

As 2020 is finally coming to an end, there’s nothing else kids look forward to other than the school holidays. While leisure travel is still prohibited, you can still bring the kids out for a fun time without going overseas. Many attractions and activities have resumed business, with social distancing and increased disinfecting measures for peace of mind while having fun! Are you ready to wrap up the year at these fun-filled attractions with the kids this holiday?Activities & Attractions1. Waka WakaSource: Waka WakaSource: Waka WakaFrom giant slides to challenging obstacles, Waka Waka is an indoor playground located at Annex@Furama. Suitable for kids aged 9 to 12 years old, let the kids run riot and unleash their energy at the Safari Play Area and be king of the jungle at this multi-level playground. Or test their coordination skills at the high-element zone of Adventure Cove. For toddlers, head over to the Toddler Area for some sensory play. After hours of fun, refuel at The Lion’s Den to feed their growing appetite.Address: Annex@Furama, 407 Havelock Rd, #05-01, S169364Price: $25 (Weekdays) and $28 (Weekend) Admission with Kids Set Meal Bundle here2. KF1 KartingSource: KF1 KartingSource: KF1 KartingReady, set, go-kart! Live your F1 dreams at KF1 Karting and race your way to the finish line. With karts suitable for Novice (30km/h) and Advanced (50km/h), anyone can have a fun and safe experience. If you’d like a different adventure, come when night falls and partake in Singapore’s only venue for night racing. The KF1 Kranji Track (960m long), designed by Hermann Tilke, a renowned F1 Track Designer, gets your heart pumping and have you feeling like an F1 champion.  Get exclusive fun rate karts at KF1 Karting with our promo code here.Address: Singapore Turf Club, 1 Turf Club Ave, S738078. It is of walking distance to and from Kranji MRT Station or Arena Country Club, 511 Upper Jurong Road, S638366. Opposite SAFTI Military Institute, walking distance to and from Joo Koon MRT Station.Price: From $18 non-peak to $22 peak period for 30kph rideRead: 14 Best World Virtual Travel Experience to Enjoy at Home - from Niagara Falls, Van Gogh Museum to Central Park3. Ready, Set, Adventure on meWATCHScroll through endless kids programmes on meWATCH anytime and anywhere. With an all-in-one entertainment hub, get free access to on-demand kids’ programmes catering from pre-school to pre-teens. Entertain the kids with various shows such Whoopie’s World, The Diary of Amos Lee, Kelab Prefect and Neo.Download the app for FREE to your mobile, tablet or watch it on a Smart TV or Apple TV or via Chromecast. Level up and upgrade to meWATCH Prime to enjoy the following privileges:• Unlimited download for offline viewing without data charges, so you can let the kids watch their favourite shows on-the-go.• Watch ad-free viewing for all on-demand videos• Get priority on the latest Mediacorp drama and more before TV releasePrice: From $5.94/ month here4. Changi Festive VillageSource: Changi AirportSource: Changi AirportFrom 20 Nov 2020 to 3 Jan 2021, create wonderful moments with the family at Changi Festive Village! Walk alongside nine colossal dinosaurs at Dino Wanderland, jump for joy on a bouncy castle at Dino Bounce or challenge the kids to a kart race at Dino Kart. If you’re feeling the winter blues, put on your winter gear at Tokidoki Snow Holiday’s two-storey snow house - build a snowman with the kids or slide down a 12m-long snow luge. Check out more activities here!Address: Changi Airport Terminal 4Price: From $12 (Mon – Wed), $16 (Thur – Sun) for Dino Kart and $8 for Dino Bounce.5. Forest AdventureSource: Forest AdventureChallenge the kids to high-element obstacles at Forest Adventure, Singapore’s first treetop adventure course park. Allow the kids to muster their courage at the Kids Course (suitable for aged 5 to 9 years old) by conquering 22 crossings and two zip lines, before moving on to the Junior and Grand Course for the ultimate challenge. Swing like Tarzan and take the Big Zip for a 300m ride above water for an exhilarating experience they won’t forget.Address: Bedok Reservoir Park, S479244Price: $39 on Tues (save $11 on the Grand Course) and $40 for Students on weekdays for Grand Course (U.P. $50)Read: Best Cycling Routes and Bike Trails in Singapore6. Singapore Cable CarSource: One Faber GroupGet a bird’s eye view of Harbourfront, Mount Faber and Sentosa Island from Singapore’s Cable Car! For the most breathtaking view, board before sunset and witness the golden Sun hue setting into the horizon. Don’t miss out in grabbing a bite at the famous Arbora Hilltop Dining or Dusk Restaurant & Bar and dine with a picturesque million-dollar view after your ride.Sign up for One Faber Group License Annual Pass at 20% OFF here. Enjoy UNLIMITED cable car rides, hotel, dining, shopping, entertainment perks and many more.Address: Board from Mount Faber StationPrice: FREE with Faber License Annual Pass here7. Trick Eye Museum SingaporeSource: Trick Eye Museum SGSource: Trick Eye Museum SGAlthough the optical illusion murals may play tricks on you, their special promotional ticket prices are 100% real! From a 4D wonderland and an Augmented Reality museum, immerse yourself and have a day out with the kids through these optical illusion zones. Whip out your phone for a fun Instagram shot and create a memorable experience with the family.Address: Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-43/44, S098138Price: $20 OFF with a min. spend of $50 for Onsite Purchase here and 25% OFF a la carte admission tickets for Online Purchase here.8. Wild Wild WetSource: STB TIHFor a splashing good time, head over to Wild Wild Wet with your kids and let them run riot at the #1 Waterpark in Singapore! Located in Downtown East, put your courage to the test at the Free Fall and take a plunge at a near-vertical drop, compete at Kraken Racers at the four-lane mat racer slide, laze at the Shiok River and many more. Bond with the little ones at the Kidz Zone where they’ll get the same adrenaline-pumping experience with the pint-sized versions of the big rides. Ready, set, splash!Address: Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Cl, S519599Price: Sign up for a neBo member here or here, for entry fee $18 during Off-Peak or $24 for Peak periodRead: Singapore Islands You Can Explore to Escape from the CityDining9. Café MelbaSource: Cafe MelbaSource: Cafe MelbaSource: Cafe MelbaLocated at Goodman Arts Centre in Mountbatten, Café Melba was awarded Silver for Best Family-Friendly Restaurant by Expat Living’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2020. The 120-seater café serves an array of dishes from Melbournian to Asian cuisines. Unwind by ordering the all-day breakfast sets from $4. On Mondays, order a main meal above $22 and your child gets a FREE kids meal!Let the kids jump to their hearts’ content at the bouncy castle in the open field, adjacent to the café. Do call restaurant before visiting to avoid disappointment.Book a Table here.Address: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road Block N, #01-56, S439053Opening hours: Weekdays 10am – 10pm and Weekends 8.30am – 10pm10. Wildseed Café at The Alkaff MansionSource: Wildseed CafeSource: Wildseed CafeSource: Wildseed CafeLocated at Mount Faber, Wildseed Café is housed in a picturesque colonial-style bungalow built in 1918. The building was once used as a venue for high society parties and is still known to hold intimate weddings. The building is now home to three eateries – UNA, TXA and Wildseed Café. Surrounded by sprawling greenery and vast space, it’s the best café for a weekend brunch with the family. Their menu also features kids meal set ($16) from Wagyu Beef & Pork Bolognese Linguine or Highland Pancake with Corn & Maple Syrup, comes with a dessert and drink.Book a Table here.Address: Telok Blangah Hill Park, 10 Telok Blangah Green, S109178Operating hours: Daily 8am – 4pmRead: Best Hidden Gems in Singapore That Will Surprise You11. Picotin Express (East Coast)Source: Picotin ExpressOne of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore, Picotin Express has an array of Western dishes from pasta to pizzas. Order a plate of the sublime Beef Ragu Pasta or Pesto Pasta if you’re craving for Italian. For sharing (or not), some of their must-try are the Bashkir Pizza (mozzarella, tomato sauce, tandoori chicken, onions and coriander), Yili Pizza (tomato, mozzarella and pepperoni) or Azteca Pizza (tomato, mozzarella, honey baked ham with pineapple).Don’t miss out on our 1-for-1 dining offers at Picotin Express East Coast and Bukit Timah.Address: 382 Joo Chiat Road, S427622Opening hours: Sun to Thurs 3pm – 1am (last order 10.30pm) and Fri to Sat 11am – 1am (last order 12.30am)Read: Best Ice Cream & Gelato Shops in Singapore You Must Try12. The Coastal SettlementSource: The Coastal SettlementSource: The Coastal SettlementTastefully decorated with antiques such as vintage vehicles, paintings and nostalgic gadgets, step into the restaurant which might be mistaken for a museum. Or request for outdoor dining, in tropical foliage and lush greenery at their alfresco area where you get to be one with nature. Browse their extensive menu from local favourites, Western cuisine to kid’s meal. The café is pet-friendly too, so feel free to bring Fido along and let them have playtime with the kids outdoor.Address: 200 Netheravon Road, S508529Opening hours: Mon to Fri 10.30am – 11pm, Sat & Sun 8.30am – 11pmRead: Best Donuts and Bombolini in Singapore from Savoury to Sweet Flavours

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The Shirt Bar: Where You Can Get the Best Menswear Collection

Usher in the New Year with dapper looks and accessories from The Shirt Bar. With more than a decade’s worth of experience, the homegrown fashion boutique and online store is the go-to brand for all things menswear. Committed to their craft, they ensure all their customers get superior quality and fit while keeping it at an affordable cost.Nominated as the Best Retail Store Experience (Jewel Changi Airport outlet) at the Singapore Tourism Board 2020, The Shirt Bar continues to push the boundaries on menswear while striving for sustainable production. Responsible sourcing of materials, ethical product manufacturing and innovative design aspect, no details are too small to be missed.  Promo: 10% OFF All Singapore Collection Items (no min. spending) hereStep into their store and be wowed by their symmetrical rows of beautifully folded men’s shirts from floor to ceiling wall. Whether you’re keeping it formal for work, or semi-casual for any occasion, The Shirt Bar is here for all your menswear needs.Shop their latest Singapore Collection – floral and patterned prints inspired by our little red dot. Add a pop of colour to your outfit with their casual shirts and pair with their anti-bacterial reusable face masks (from $19.90).Planning to find a gift for the boyfriend, husband, brother or dad? Look no further than their timeless gift sets. From socks, belts, shirts, pants to reusable face masks, they’ll love them even more when presented in the ornate gift boxes they come in.At The Shirt Bar, No Shirt Is An Ordinary Shirt.Promo: 10% OFF All Singapore Collection Items (no min. spending) here or 10% OFF Anti-Bacterial Adult/ Kid Face Mask with Foldable Holder (U.P. $24.90) here.

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