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Tips on How You Can Lead a More Sustainable Lifestyle

The way we live our lives advertently impacts the environment, where we see frequent flash floods in Asia, while there are droughts in the West that sees deep cracks in the soil during long dry spells. Tonnes of waste are thrown into the ocean, which results in animals being caught with plastic materials, on and in them. To prevent this, we should do our part and try to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, to ensure our children can see clear blue skies together with their kids in the foreseeable future.Here are simple and doable steps you can practice to live a more sustainable lifestyle.1. Bring Your Own Water Bottles and LunchboxesAs Singapore is located in the equator, we experience summer all year round. Hydrate yourselves by bringing out your own water bottle. This means you don’t have to buy mineral water from convenience stores and save on single-use plastics whenever you buy drinks like coffee or bubble tea. Also, ditch plastic straws and drink directly from the cup or glass.For takeaway meals, bring your lunchbox instead of having Styrofoam or plastic containers. While you’re at it, also bring your personal cutleries. Did you know Styrofoam takes up to 500 years to decompose?Find pairing lunchboxes and cutleries at Shopee.2. Invest in Recyclable Grocery Shopping BagsEnsure you BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) whenever you go grocery shopping. To keep things organised and neat, purchase recyclable bags of different sizes to store different sized items - get a waterproof recyclable bag for wet items. To put into perspective how plastic bags are damaging to the environment, a single plastic bag takes about 15 to 1000 years to decompose. Now, let that sink in! Did you know that every year, thousands of seabirds, seals, sea turtles and other marine animals are killed due to plastic ingestion?Shop your essential groceries at FairPrice Online and Foodsterr.3. Avoid Buying New ItemsIt is definitely challenging to refrain yourselves from checking out those items in your shopping cart or swiping your credit cards in-store. Before you make that purchase, one rule you should always abide by is, if the item isn’t broken, there’s no need to replace it. Remember, every item that we buy has an environmental footprint, the item is required to be transported from one place to another, via a vehicle that emits carbon monoxide (greenhouse gas). For furniture, find out how you can maximise space in your home here.4. Green your Home with Energy Saving Electric AppliancesWhen purchasing electronics such as a TV and an air-conditioner, take note if they are energy-saving certified, because these appliances use the most power and electricity in your home. Opt for energy-saving lightbulbs as they are stronger and have more efficient lighting. If they aren’t energy efficient, you might end up with a hefty bill to pay.Revamp your home with energy-saving appliances with AliExpress and Amazon SG.5. Opt-Out of Junk MailsIf you’ve been tossing out the same flyers or letters each time you open your mailbox, it’s time to opt-out from these subscriptions. For bills and other payments, go digital and access your bills online. In this era, digitalisation is everything and it’s important to keep up to date by moving along with technology.Furthermore, digital is the way to go as everything is stored up in the cloud and easily accessible. By going paperless, you’re reducing the demand for paper. Less paper means lesser trees to be chopped down.6. Drive Lesser and Opt for Public TransportationSingapore is a well-connected city and it only takes less than an hour to reach one corner to the other. Avoid personal driving unless highly necessary and if you don’t own a private vehicle, consider carpooling instead. With some planning, you’ll arrive at your destination on time. The extra time for commute also allows you to have some peace of mind head-space before you start or end your day.7. Buy Local ProduceConsume local produce instead of regionally and internationally flown produce. With higher demand for local produce, there’ll be a drop in demand for overseas ones. Thus reducing the need for transportation of the items into our country.Enjoy our exclusive 1-for-1 dining offers made for you here.8. Back to the Basics of 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse & RecycleAt times, it may be inevitable that we have to use plastics, due to situations that are beyond our control. For example, receiving a gift from someone or we left our lunchbox at home for takeaways. However, you can still do your small part by ensuring that the plastics, cardboards, and tin cans are tossed in the correct recycling bins after usage. Please make sure that the items are cleaned before putting them in the bins.It’s time to do our part for the environment, no matter how small our actions are. If we incorporate at least one of the above measures, it will help protect our Earth for the next generation to come.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 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 Cycling Routes and Bike Trails in Singapore

Singapore’s efficient transport network will have you reach from one end to another in less than an hour. Instead of taking public transport or drive, how about rediscoveringSingapore on a bicycle? From beginner-friendly options to mountain biking tracks, we’ve selected the most scenic routes for a fun-filled adventure.1. Rower’s Bay ParkFor a leisurely morning or evening ride, Rower’s Bay Park is the ideal spot for its scenic and children friendly tracks. The 60km track is the first phase of Round Island Route (RIR), a continuous 150km park connector that circles the island, set to be completed by 2035. If you’re not cycling, bask in the cool breeze at the lookout pavilion and try to spot native wildlife such as the Grey Heron and Copper-cheeked Frog. Fuel up and drop by the quaint cafes and restaurant nearby at The Oval, like Wildseed Café and The Summerhouse.Level: EasyAddress: Seletar Club RdHow to get there: Board bus service 117 from Yishun MRT, alight After Shell Aviation and walk for 9 mins.Gear up on sports equipment from Shopee.2. Coast-to-Coast (C2C) TrailA 36km route that works with NParks Coast-to-Coast app, download the app here - scan the QR code, to experience an Augmented Reality animal character come to life and learn more about the areas at each of the 10 checkpoints. The C2C trail cuts across the island from Jurong Lake Gardens to Lower Seletar Reservoir Park (Rower’s Bay). While you’ll cycle past green foliage the majority of the time, you would still need to get off your bike and walk through HDB estates at some part. Be sure to check out NParks C2C page for any route closure before embarking on your adventure.Level: AdvancedAddress: start from Jurong Lake GardensHow to get there: 15 mins walk from Lakeside MRT or board bus service 49 and 154 from Jurong East or Boon Lay bus interchanges.Shop athleisurewear from Nike, Adidas and Under Armour and JD Sports.3. Chestnut Nature ParkSource: NParksSource: NParksThere are two areas to Chestnut Nature Park – Chestnut Nature Park (South) and Chestnut Nature Park (North). It is the latest addition to the mountain bike trail network in Singapore and definitely one of the more fun ones with its winding slopes, challenging climbs, rock gardens, and a pump track that will put your two-wheel skills to the test. Beginners are advised to try the Green trails first as the slopes are gentler, while more experienced riders can proceed to the moderate Blue or the advanced black and double black diamond trails with steeper slopes, narrower tracks, and uneven surfaces. Find out more about the 8km trail here.Level: Beginner to AdvancedAddress: Chestnut Ave, S679514How to get there: Walk from Pending LRT station4. Coney IslandNot to be confused with the one in New York! Singapore’s own Coney Island is located in Punggol and it is also known as Pulau Serangoon. It is a 133-hectare island which was once resided by a lonely Brahman cow. Explore the island on foot or rent a bike from The Punggol Settlement. Be careful of the cheeky monkeys on the island and avoid bringing food in plastic bags as it will attract them. Traverse through lush foliage and you’ll find a secluded beach, perfect for an Instagram shot.Did you know the island houses a villa built by the Haw Par brothers, Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, who created the Tiger Balm ointment?Level: EasyAddress: The Punggol SettlementHow to get there: Board bus 84 from Punggol Interchange and alight at Punggol Point Park5. Ketam Mountain Bike TrailTake the road less travelled and go beyond the mainland shores by visiting Ketam Mountain Bike Trail at Pulau Ubin. This 10km mountain bike trail offers an exhilarating off-road adventure suitable for beginners to advanced riders. If you’re bringing your own bike, an additional $2 is required for the ferry fee. Otherwise, you can rent a mountain bike from the bicycle rental shops there.Sign up for a Ubin Island Bike Tour with Return Ferry Transfer with Klook here.Level: Beginner to AdvancedAddress: Pulau UbinHow to get there: Board a ferry from Changi Point Ferry Terminal6. East Coast ParkFor a family fun activity during the weekend, East Coast Park is the ideal spot for its sandy beach that makes up the scenic view and F&B establishments to refuel post-ride. There are plenty of shops available to rent bicycles, and if you’re out with the kids, rent the family quad family bikes for a memorable time.Level: BeginnerAddress: East Coast Park Service RdHow to get there: Board bus 401 from Bedok MRTFor 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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Tips on How You Can Lead a More Sustainable Lifestyle

The way we live our lives advertently impacts the environment, where we see frequent flash floods in Asia, while there are droughts in the West that sees deep cracks in the soil during long dry spells. Tonnes of waste are thrown into the ocean, which results in animals being caught with plastic materials, on and in them. To prevent this, we should do our part and try to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, to ensure our children can see clear blue skies together with their kids in the foreseeable future.Here are simple and doable steps you can practice to live a more sustainable lifestyle.1. Bring Your Own Water Bottles and LunchboxesAs Singapore is located in the equator, we experience summer all year round. Hydrate yourselves by bringing out your own water bottle. This means you don’t have to buy mineral water from convenience stores and save on single-use plastics whenever you buy drinks like coffee or bubble tea. Also, ditch plastic straws and drink directly from the cup or glass.For takeaway meals, bring your lunchbox instead of having Styrofoam or plastic containers. While you’re at it, also bring your personal cutleries. Did you know Styrofoam takes up to 500 years to decompose?Find pairing lunchboxes and cutleries at Shopee.2. Invest in Recyclable Grocery Shopping BagsEnsure you BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) whenever you go grocery shopping. To keep things organised and neat, purchase recyclable bags of different sizes to store different sized items - get a waterproof recyclable bag for wet items. To put into perspective how plastic bags are damaging to the environment, a single plastic bag takes about 15 to 1000 years to decompose. Now, let that sink in! Did you know that every year, thousands of seabirds, seals, sea turtles and other marine animals are killed due to plastic ingestion?Shop your essential groceries at FairPrice Online and Foodsterr.3. Avoid Buying New ItemsIt is definitely challenging to refrain yourselves from checking out those items in your shopping cart or swiping your credit cards in-store. Before you make that purchase, one rule you should always abide by is, if the item isn’t broken, there’s no need to replace it. Remember, every item that we buy has an environmental footprint, the item is required to be transported from one place to another, via a vehicle that emits carbon monoxide (greenhouse gas). For furniture, find out how you can maximise space in your home here.4. Green your Home with Energy Saving Electric AppliancesWhen purchasing electronics such as a TV and an air-conditioner, take note if they are energy-saving certified, because these appliances use the most power and electricity in your home. Opt for energy-saving lightbulbs as they are stronger and have more efficient lighting. If they aren’t energy efficient, you might end up with a hefty bill to pay.Revamp your home with energy-saving appliances with AliExpress and Amazon SG.5. Opt-Out of Junk MailsIf you’ve been tossing out the same flyers or letters each time you open your mailbox, it’s time to opt-out from these subscriptions. For bills and other payments, go digital and access your bills online. In this era, digitalisation is everything and it’s important to keep up to date by moving along with technology.Furthermore, digital is the way to go as everything is stored up in the cloud and easily accessible. By going paperless, you’re reducing the demand for paper. Less paper means lesser trees to be chopped down.6. Drive Lesser and Opt for Public TransportationSingapore is a well-connected city and it only takes less than an hour to reach one corner to the other. Avoid personal driving unless highly necessary and if you don’t own a private vehicle, consider carpooling instead. With some planning, you’ll arrive at your destination on time. The extra time for commute also allows you to have some peace of mind head-space before you start or end your day.7. Buy Local ProduceConsume local produce instead of regionally and internationally flown produce. With higher demand for local produce, there’ll be a drop in demand for overseas ones. Thus reducing the need for transportation of the items into our country.Enjoy our exclusive 1-for-1 dining offers made for you here.8. Back to the Basics of 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse & RecycleAt times, it may be inevitable that we have to use plastics, due to situations that are beyond our control. For example, receiving a gift from someone or we left our lunchbox at home for takeaways. However, you can still do your small part by ensuring that the plastics, cardboards, and tin cans are tossed in the correct recycling bins after usage. Please make sure that the items are cleaned before putting them in the bins.It’s time to do our part for the environment, no matter how small our actions are. If we incorporate at least one of the above measures, it will help protect our Earth for the next generation to come.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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