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Rediscovering Katong Laksa

Like Hainanese chicken rice or chili crab, laksa has long been considered a defining signature dish of the Singapore identity. Derived from the Persian word for noodle (lakhsha), laksa comprises thick chewy rice noodles served in spicy coconut milk soup packed with ingredients such as cockles, large prawns, and sliced fish cake. Other varieties available

Has COVID-19 Shaken the Family Unit?

SINGAPORE—During the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have been staying at home more often than before with nationwide restrictions and quarantine measures. With the increased time spent together, this can help a household develop closer bonds or, conversely, lead to more conflicts. According to a Facebook post from Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee,

How COVID-19 Changed Singapore’s Property Market Dynamics

When Mr Malik Sani received the call from a buyer who was willing to purchase a three-room flat in Bedok at the price he advertised without any on-site viewing, he thought it was a prank. “Can you transfer the deposit to my seller and then I’ll proceed with the paperwork,” Mr Malik told the buyer.

Alvin Yapp, owner of award-winning museum The Intan, shares his love for Peranakan culture.(Credit: Vibrant Dot)

Falling in Love with Peranakan Culture at The Intan

Sitting in the heart of Joo Chiat, The Intan is a two-storey shophouse that boasts a rich and diverse collection of elaborate antiques. I was immediately attracted by the nostalgic sight of the Tam Puis (or spittoons) and ornate tiffin carriers bursting with colours lined up along the long and narrow wooden staircase upon entering

Indoor Activities for Children During COVID-19 Lockdown in Singapore

Nowadays, with the global COVID-19 pandemic, staying healthy is vital to your kids. Physical fitness is something that can be best taught to children during this lockdown through games and other exciting activities. When kids are healthy, their bodies can keep disease and illness at bay. To promote fitness and mental wellness, parents can use

Best Food Delivery Services in Singapore

With the ongoing global pandemic and its accompanying social distancing regulations, most have us have little choice but to wait things out at home. While you can still leave your home to buy food, it is still best to avoid doing so, lest you find yourself becoming part of a crowd on public transport or

Top Singaporean Online Shopping Sites for Fresh Groceries

The demand for online grocery shopping in Singapore has been increasing over the last few years. This is predominantly because online store shopping, unlike brick and mortar store shopping, has become frighteningly convenient.  Online shopping, including grocery shopping, is simple and convenient as you only need to use your smartphone to access an online grocery

Stay Home! Have an Online Netflix Party!

What is Netflix Party? Are you stuck at home because of the coronavirus? And also running out of things to keep yourself entertained with? There’s Netflix of course, but what fun is watching Netflix alone when you could be watching shows with everyone else? Netflix Party Netflix Party is a browser extension that brings you

How Singapore Minimised the COVID-19 Outbreak

While COVID-19 is spreading rapidly throughout the world, Singapore is no longer the country with the most cases outside of China. Hailed by many as being a “model country” in terms of how it has handled the virus and its people, Singapore has garnered praise for keeping the virus under relative control.  Despite the recent

14 Best Gyms in Singapore 2020

It’s a common story for many young working adults in Singapore: time is scarce, and it’s difficult to find the motivation to exercise. But going to the gym doesn’t have to be an unhappy chore. Here are 14 of the best gyms in Singapore for the busy working adult. 1. Beat X Studio At Beat

Wuhan Coronavirus COVID-19 Singapore Update: 13 Feb 2020

14 February 2020 Let’s hope the coronavirus can be contained soon! Eight new confirmed cases on Thursday, according to Singapore Ministry of Health. They are labelled Case 51 to Case 58. As shown in the table below, Cases 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 57, and 58 are clustered around the Grace Assembly of God. So

Food Stockpiling Started in Singapore as DORSCON Level Raises to Orange

7 February 2020 Singapore has raised the DORSCON level to orange today, which indicates a situation where the disease is severe and spreads easily from person to person.   See the chart below from the Ministry of Health. This follows from three new confirmed cases today that have no links to previous cases or have no

Best Dessert Spots in Singapore to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

We may be known as a nation of foodies, but our desserts are also not to be belittled. From traditional to modern, here are some of the nine best dessert spots in Singapore! 1. L’eclair Credit: leclairpatisserie @ Instagram Credit: leclairpatisserie @ Instagram L’eclair is Singapore’s first eclair specialty store, and they have some of the prettiest

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2020 in Singapore

  When is Chinese New Year 2020? The Chinese New Year of 2020 falls on January 25th (Saturday) and lasts until February 8th — 15 days in total. 2020 is the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. Since the Rat is the first animal sign in the 12-year cycle, 2020 is considered a year

6 Best Cruise Ships in Singapore

Apart from being home to Universal Studios and breathtaking beaches, Singapore is also host to some of the world’s largest cruises. Cruises are a whole different world themselves; floating you away from worldly affairs while granting you the finest pleasures. Going on a cruise will sap away the accumulated stresses of daily life, and there’s

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Top 5 Travel Insurance Plans in Singapore With the Best Coverage

It’s the holiday season again! Planning to travel to that dream destination while feeling secure? We’ve got you covered with this comprehensive comparison of travel insurance plans available in Singapore. Below, we provide you with our very own ratings of the various insurers and break down the details; as well as give you a very

8 Best Escape Rooms in Singapore You Must Try

By Vibrant Dot Staff Escape rooms are excellent methods for you to bond with colleagues, family members or loved ones. You will love the time that you will be spending with them in an escape room. It will provide you with the challenge to look for clues and find your way out while working collaboratively

Amazing Thai Food in Singapore That is Good and Cheap

Thai food has steadily grown in popularity in Singapore, and standards have certainly kept up as well, owing to Singaporeans’ taste for spicy and tangy foods. Here is a round up of some of the best Thai cuisine places there are, at decently affordable prices! 1. Jai Thai In the heart of the industrial area

Pope Jai Thai: Good Food, Good Service, Greater Cause

For many entrepreneurs, conceiving and building a unique business idea from the ground up is not easy. But the restaurant Pope Jai Thai is one of those rare, up-worthy businesses that have stood the test of time. Some might know Pope Jai Thai, as one that serves good food and employs those with special needs.

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