5 Must-Visit Traditional Markets in Seoul For Cheap Food And Unique Experiences

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When visitors are in Seoul, their itineraries are often packed with touring the grand palaces, retail therapy and relaxing at the aesthetically-pleasing cafes. While we can understand why travellers love these activities, Seoul actually has so much more to offer!

Traditional markets are often overlooked and deserve more attention to the amount of culture, food and interesting experiences that can be offered all in one place.

Feast on affordable street food, gawk at gigantic freshly caught fish and observe as the stall vendors make big batches of kimchi. Here are 7 traditional markets in Seoul you need to visit to get the very best out of your trip.

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Candlenut – The Hits & Misses Of Singapore’s Only Michelin-Starred Peranakan Restaurant

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Boasting high ceilings, a bigger space and decked out in Peranakan-inspired tiles and furnishings, one-Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant Candlenut offers an Omakase menu—which they cheekily call ‘Ahmakase’.

The restaurant has a different, somewhat contemporary approach towards Peranakan cuisine, delving away from traditional methods.

Boasting a wider array of dishes (ranging between S$20 – S$30 each), we got to try a good many dishes, with our favourites being the Blue Swimmer Crab Curry, Turmeric, Galangal, Kaffir Lime Leaf and Westholme Wagyu Beef Rib Rendang, Serunding, Turmeric Leaf.
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Bollywood Veggies – A Hidden Sanctuary In Kranji With A Multisensory Farm Tour

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An oasis hidden away from the ever-buzzing activity of our little island nation, Bollywood Veggies is a lush and rustic getaway situated in the countryside of Kranji to allow visitors to appreciate the simple yet often overlooked pleasures in life.

Bollywood Veggies was started in 2000 by Ivy Singh and her husband, Lim Ho Seng. Named after Ivy’s half-Indian heritage, and inspired by the lively personality of Bollywood, the 10-acre wide farm boasts plenty of family-friendly activities to spend the day with the kids.

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Explore Kampong Lorong Buangkok—The Last Standing Kampong In Singapore

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Shrouded amongst the sleek concretes buildings and smooth cemented roads is a beautiful cluster of old and rustic houses that make up Singapore’s very last kampong.

While most of Singapore’s kampongs have given way to tall HDB flats, chic condominiums and massive shopping malls, Kampong Lorong Buangkok remains untouched by time and this little plot of land is a reminder of Singapore’s golden yesteryears.

One foot in and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a completely different country; low-rise single storey houses, old dirt roads and exposed telephone wires are surrounded by thick, lush greenery. If you’re up for a nostalgic experience, this is the perfect place to head to.

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9 Alternative Birthday ‘Cakes’ For People Who Don’t Actually Like Cakes

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Birthdays of people are celebrated usually with birthday gifts, cakes, a birthday party, or a rite of passage.

Birthday celebrations are almost always the same—with the usual birthday cake placed in front of you while you stand awkwardly, waiting for your friends and family to finish singing the birthday song.

While there is no way that you can change the birthday song, there are definitely ways to make your birthday special. Instead of getting the conventional cake for your birthday celebration every single year, here are 9 alternative birthday ‘cakes’ that will make your next celebration extra special.

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Milksha Singapore – Popular Taiwanese Bubble Tea Chain Opens At Suntec City on 22 June

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Milksha is finally opening their very first Southeast Asian outlet in Singapore at Suntec City! Slated to open this weekend on 22nd of June at 11am, Milksha first arrived on our little red dot through their pop-up at Shilin Night Market at Kranji in April this year.

Possibly another strong contender for the title of “Best Bubble Tea” in Singapore, Milksha has already made waves in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. Also known as “Milkshop” in Taiwan, Milksha is voted the best bubble tea by Taiwanese university students!

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18 Sights & Attractions Worth Booking A Trip To Kota Kinabalu RN

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The truth is that when most consider planning a trip to Malaysia, many may not have Kota Kinabalu on the top of their bucket lists. Rather, they would most likely decide to embark on a city adventure to Kuala Lumpur or a historical trip to Malacca. 

Why should you deprive yourself of a trip to the beautiful town of Kota Kinabalu? There is so much to explore, so much to do and you are almost guaranteed a fantastic time.

For an insight into what Kota Kinabalu offers, here are 18 Sights & Attractions Worth Booking A Trip To Kota Kinabalu RN. Time to get started on planning your itinerary!

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6 Elusive Dive Bars In Singapore Your Parents Should Never Know About

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On the outside, dive bars may seem dodgy and probably not the sort of place you would ever want your folks catching you and your mates at. Tucked away in some of the tiniest cracks, these neighbourhood joints are often hard to find.

But a dive bar’s charm lies in the fact that it often sees a regular crowd, of which like-minded drinkers can feel a sense of familiarity and belonging. They may not be the most lavish—in fact far from it. But for some, these dive bars are considered home.

These are the spots where you can expect to chit chat with bartenders till the cows come home, occasionally witness some drunk-driven drama or simply get sloshed without being judged. As much as we love our bespoke cocktail bars, it’s time to give those a miss because dive bars are where the fun is at.

Here are 6 Elusive Dive Bars In Singapore Your Parents Should Never Know About.

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