Happiness in Singapore

Singapore

After a bit of rain in the morning, I love walking around in different areas around the quainter parts of the city. I find town too commercialised, but there are such nice little spots cropping up all over, as the “sea turtles” (people who study abroad and bring ideas back) make their way home. The slower relaxed ambience of retirees and quiet helps me take a deep breath and relax. That sense of peace that washes over me is intoxicating and I need more days like that. Happiness. Like this cat.

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cheryl

Updated a month ago

Sin Heng Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice. Char Siew Roasted Meat & Roast Duck Rice

7 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Good. Char Siew Rice. Hits the spotttt. Even at 4.30pm it’s still open!! Most stalls are closed. Old man does the food and... Man I’m in heaven. SG$2.50. Wow. I actually kinda love this hawker center because the stalls tend to be open even in the middle of the afternoon, while most other places are closed.

  • #01-34 ABC Brickworks, Bukit Merah, Singapore

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Xing Wang Fruit Juice

1 save

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

So cleannn so nice. I like the lady too! 21 years she’s been here ☺️. But pity this hawker Center usually doesn’t have a lot of stalls open in the mid afternoon (I’m here at 6.30pm now and she’s one of the few spots open!)

  • #02-43, Mei Chin Road Market, 159 Mei Chin Road 140159

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Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee

3 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

I was super impressed by this roastery!! Their pollen milky cold brew was so addictive. It’s an old old local company apparently and they specialise in filtered coffee (not espressos). Their freshly roasted beans are pretty good too! Quiet super local neighbourhood in an HDB complex! Cell: +65 9088 8600

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Monument Lifestyle

1 save

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Nice coffee, nice people, good place to work, cute calendars, and the area is very instagrammable!!

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Forty Hands (Tiong Bahru)

5 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Happiness in a cup. Love the Tiong Bahru area too. Super peaceful. Be aware of the mosquitos though - they’re fierce! Maybe sit inside if needed?

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Geometry

1 save

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Black Forest ice cream hits the spot. And their Earl Grey Tie Guan Yin ice cream for a hot summer’s day.

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Tan Ah Ping

4 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Their Thai coconuts here are so deliciously sweet and refreshing on a hot day!!

  • #01-80, Whampoa Drive Makan Place Blk 90, Blk 90 Whampoa Drive

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Tuan Yuan Pork Ribs Soup

5 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Super yum and delicious Bak Kut Teh... free refills too!! (Many Bak Kut Teh shops actually do free refills). But their You Tiao are freshly fried (from factory pre-made packets, but freshly deep fried anyway) so that is a big win in my book! And my cousin Edmund’s!

  • +6566840123
  • Block 127, Kim Tian Road, #01-01, Singapore

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Ah Hung Company

2 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Yummy durians from Ah Fat (who proudly declares that he is fat...) cell: 81198573 Or call Ah Yee: 8225 5992 The card I have from a few years ago places them at: 107/109 Sims Avenue Tel: +65 6743 3509 But they have an outlet at: Bulk 48 Sims Place #01-159, Singapore 380048 These small little stalls keep moving! Hope the cell phones stay the same =) came here first with @joo00oo and @domtkho so many years ago.

  • 204 Geylang Rd, Singapore

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Tippling Club

2 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Come only for the drinks. Ignore pretentious and overpriced food, especially for dinner. Came for my aunt’s birthday. They tried to do a gastronomic experience but like many gastronomic places, they don’t enhance original flavours of food. Rather, they break it down or displace it into something else. Like actors who overact, these guys over-do. Nevertheless, really good service from Ayo Adeyemi, the assistant head chef from London.

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CRAVE (ION Orchard)

2 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Original is sweet but you can request for it to be slightly less sweet =) Dom thought it was pretty good. I thought it could do with less sugar.

  • +6562387181
  • 2 Orchard Turn, Basement 4, No. 58/59 ION Orchard, Singapore

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Tiong Bahru Chwee Kueh

2 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Not as oily as some Chwee Kueh! Tastes quite similar to the kind I grew up with. Hits the spot!

  • +6567375500
  • 310 Orchard Road, TANGS Market Basement 1, Singapore

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Oriole Coffee + Bar

3 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

I didn’t love the coffee necessarily (I had a nitro cold brew white coffee, Dom had a black) but it was rejuvenating sitting outside, even with just a glass of sparkling water with lime. Good atmosphere. There seemed to be good food here too but we were too full to eat more.

  • +6562388348
  • 96 Somerset Road, #01-01 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore

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Boon Tong Kee (Whampoa West)

2 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Hello chicken rice!! Decent sweet and sour pork too!

  • +6562999880
  • 34 Whampoa West, #01-93, Singapore
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Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

2 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Right across from Block 71, a great little hub for startups in Singapore! Sits next to a very crowded Starbucks! Why someone would choose a franchise as opposed to a yummy gem like this one is a mystery to me!

  • +6569149688
  • 1 Fusionopolis Way, #01-01, Singapore 138632

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Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak

3 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Wishlist • 

  • +6598434509
  • 2 Adam Road, #01-02, Adam Road Food Centre, Singapore

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Poh Cheu

2 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Yummy Ang Kung Kwei! My grandmother’s favorite!!

  • +6562762287
  • 127 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-222, Singapore 150127

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Ting Heng Seafood Restaurant

1 save

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Open till 4am which is always good after late night meetings and “drinks” that never seem to include proper food! Their gravy Hor Fun is pretty good, and I loved their fried baby Kai Lan. but don’t bother with their Sotong (fried squid 🦑 with salt and pepper) because the batter is too thick and probably has been double fried!

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Pow Sing Kitchen

2 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Good chicken rice 🍚

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HAN Dynasty @ Thomson

2 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Omg much needed excellent full body massage here by Celine (SG$55). And she said if she’s not around, look for Ashley. Yes, I certainly shall. I shall look for them both. 🤩

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Lye Bo Roast

2 saves

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Char Siu fan, Singapore style.

  • Alexandra food centre, Alexandra Rd, #01-27, Singapore

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HAN Dynasty @ Alexandra Village

1 save

Singapore, Singapore • Memory • 

Dropped by right after lunch and it totally hit the spot. All my body needed was some pressure on my calves. Magical!🧞‍♀️

  • +6562646366
  • 123 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-98, Singapore 150123

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