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4 coffee places you must visit right now

1. Nylon Coffee Roasters An “oldie” but a goodie. Let’s start with the tried and true. Nylon’s name is commonly found in many other posts about coffee because they were among the first to bring specialty coffee to Singapore. Founded on the couple’s love for coffee and experience abroad, Nylon boasts a very hands-on approach, from sourcing, roasting to brewing. Highly recommended for those who want a simple, but decently brewed cup. 2. Apartment Coffee A personal favourite of mine and an absolute gem of a place. I’ve lost count of how many afternoons I’ve spent in this beautiful and well-lit coffee studio simply musing about life.  As its name suggests, this place feels like a cosy apartment where you can take time to slow down and enjoy your coffee. Despite being a relatively new place that opened its doors in 2018, it has definitely wormed its way into many

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Huawei phone users can redeem free bubble tea

Huawei is showing appreciation to users for their continuous support in using the company’s smartphones! From 5 Jul to 7 Jul and 12 Jul to 14 Jul, 11 am to 2 pm; users can redeem free bubble tea from Partea. Simply flash your Huawei phone at the counter, register instantly as a Partea member and get the drink of your choice for free! Customers are limited to one redemption per day and are entitled to any drinks on the menu. Redemptions are available for the first 300 people at each participating outlet per day only. All Partea outlets except Orchard Plaza are participating in this promotion. Redemption will not be available at Downtown Gallery and Clifford outlets on Saturdays and Sundays. What are you waiting for, gather all your kakis and get free drinks over the weekend! If you’d like to contribute your story to us, drop us an email at [email protected] and

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Company Training Committees and Coffee or Tea at 50 cents For Workers

Good news this upcoming May Day! With just 50 cents, union members of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) would be able to enjoy coffee or tea at more than 90 NTUC Foodfare and Kopitiam food courts and coffee shops throughout the entire month! From June onwards, union members can continue to enjoy their hot drinks at the same discounted price for one whole year on Wednesdays. In addition, the Pioneer and Merdeka Generations would also enjoy the same discounted drinks every Wednesday from July 2019 till end of June 2020. Remember NTUC Fairprice’s price freeze initiative of 100 house brand items? (If not, refer to this article.) This new discounted price on hot drinks sold at NTUC Foodfare and Kopitiam food courts further enhances NTUC’s movement of helping to alleviate the high cost of living in Singapore. A joint message from NTUC president Mary Liew and the labour movement’s

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Did price of brown rice really increase drastically? Think again.

Did price of brown rice really increase drastically? Think again. A reader-contributed article reported yesterday that there has been an unreasonable increase in the price of brown rice in NTUC Fairprice of nearly 50%, causing much uproar in the community. Reason for such a significant price increment was known to be caused by market forces- a fluctuation in demand and supply will naturally lead to price changes. As our society has been progressively emphasizing on a healthy lifestyle and diet, the demand for the healthier option of brown rice over white rice has risen. At the same time, there is a dip in supply of brown rice from Thailand thus causing the price of brown rice to increase about 47%. What was wrong, however, is that the comparison made was unjust. That is because the price of $8.95 was not for brown rice but red unpolished rice- a totally different

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KitKat to launch new flavors in Singapore this month

Inspired by local dishes, 3 limited edition flavors of KitKat are coming to Singapore! The chilli crab, salted egg yolk and Kopitiam breakfast flavors are available from 8 Apr to 14 Apr ONLY! Just head on down to the Kit Kat Chocolatery Pop-up store at Vivocity to get a taste of these sinful treats. Previously, KitKat had released five limited-edition flavors in Malaysia, namely nasi lemak, ice kacang, durian, earl grey tea with orange and tiramisu. They were priced at S$7.50 per box of four. Si bei unique flavors, prepare for long queue. In the meantime, have a break, have a Kit Kat! If you’d like to contribute your story to us, drop us an email at [email protected] and we’ll review it. We read each submission that comes to us within two weeks of receiving it.  

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Singapore aims to produce 30% of its food by 2030

On 7 Mar, Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli had announced Singapore Food Agency’s (SFA) aim to produce 30 percent of Singapore’s food needs by 2030. Currently, Singapore imports over 90 percent of its food. As such, we are “exposed to the volatilities of the global food market,” Mr. Masagos said in his Committee of Supply speech in Parliament. To achieve the target, Mr. Masagos added that the agri-food industry will need to adopt new solutions to raise productivity and that the Environment and Water Resources Ministry (MEWR) had laid out four ways to achieve it. First, the usage of technology to grow more food with little resource. The use of such technology develops resource-efficient, climate-resilient and high-yield agricultural solutions, MEWR elaborated. SFA will continue to support farmers by providing technical support, encouraging technology transfer and building capability. In addition, farmers can tap on the $63 million Agricultural Productivity

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Singapore to ban partially hydrogenated oils

Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), a major source of artificial trans-fat, will be banned by the Ministry of Health (MOH), Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Health Amrin Amin said in Parliament on 6 Mar. Agreeing on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) stand in the removal of artificial trans-fat from food supplies, Mr. Amrin also warned about the health risks when consuming artificial trans-fat. In Singapore, there are already existing restrictions on trans-fat, including PHOs. Food manufacturers have to make mandatory declaration and limitation on the amount of trans fat in cooking oil and fats. This resulted in a reduction of local trans-fat intake by half in 2018, Mr. Amrin explained. The restriction of PHOs should not harm Singaporeans’ food options and cost as the local food industry is generally supportive, he exclaimed. Nonetheless, the industry will be given time to make the necessary adjustments. Meanwhile, a MOH spokesperson encouraged the use of

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MP Lim Biow Chuan responds to Gary Ho’s post that he allegedly “said nothing” to the hawkers

Gary Ho, a longtime patron of Old Airport Road Hawker Centre, put out a lengthy post on his Facebook account, which recounted his own findings from the hawkers themselves and the allegedly unreasonable practices by the management. If you don’t feel like reading the wall of text, here’s a summary of what he mentioned in his post: Tenants were all made to sign “ridiculous” legal documents in English without a translator informing them what they were signing. Management hired a bunch of “debt collectors”, which the hawker refered to as “Ang Kong Kia” to visit the hawkers and made them to “just sign” the documents because its “nothing much lah” when hawkers asked about the content. Hawkers were made to buy mandatory insurance of $100+ per annum which covers the public areas outside their stall. Monthly cleaning costs increased from $300+ to $500+. Stalls that sell mainly takeaway items and

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OMG! Someone actually made a crispy rendang!

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! It actually exists! Check this out: It’s a Western fail, but someone has actually gone out of his way to make a real-life crispy rendang! Yenni Law, 43, runs a restaurant in Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur and has made this parody of a dish in honour of Materchef U.K.’s Gregg Wallace. Wallace then went on to flip his words to say that he didn’t mean “crispy” as in “fried chicken”, but rather “not cooked. We’d like to help Wallace out a little at this point. It might be a little bit difficult to understand, but Wallace – please try to follow and keep up:  This is crispy.  This is not cooked. We hope it wasn’t too much for him. Anyway, if you’d like to know how to make it also, here’s the recipe: This is the full recipe courtesy of Chef Yenni Law: If you’d like

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Bubble tea turned out to be Lizard tea in KL

A Malaysian netizen posted his scary encounter with a drink he ordered, on his Facebook. 2 days ago (10 February), he ordered a cup of large classic roasted milk tea with pearl from a Tealive outlet at Bukit Jalil. Halfway through his drink, there was a weird feeling in his mouth. There was something else in his mouth which didn’t feel like a pearl, which are usually round. “Pearl shud be round in shape, so i took it out with my finger and it happens to be a fully formed baby lizard!!😱😣“ He apparently spat out all the pearls in his mouth and realised that the baby lizard had a missing tail. He lodged a complaint with the outlet and said their HQ is aware about the matter. Not say Limpeh want to say, but next time be careful when you drink lah. And also to the staff at the bubble

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