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Ding-dong… It’s durian at the door: King of fruits delivered fresh as more sellers go online

Durian lovers no longer need to trek to Geylang or Balestier to hunt down the best deals. The king of fruits can now be delivered fresh to your doorstep at the click of a button, with more sellers turning to e-commerce to beat the competition. Durian sellers are listing their products on e-marketplaces such as Qoo10 or setting up their own websites to drive online sales. Mr Tan See Thong, who runs Durian Plantation in MacPherson Road, said the company started listing its products on the Qoo10 platform last monthRead More


Famous Thai night market gets Singapore twist

Have you always dreamt of experiencing a night market in Bangkok? Shelve those travel plans for now as Artbox Thailand, a famous creative market in Bangkok, will be popping up in Singapore from April 14 to 16 and April 21 to 23, 3pm to 11pm. Admission is free. It will feature over 500 vendors and partners (each weekend will have a different line-up) and an expected turnout of more than 400,000. Its organiser Haoming Lee, 29, co-founder of Artbox Asia and head of strategy at Invade Industry, a creative retailRead More


Singapore second most vegan-friendly city in Asia

SINGAPORE: Food paradise Singapore is the second most vegan-friendly city in Asia after Taipei, animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced on Tuesday (Dec 27). Chiang Mai, Thailand and Makati city in the Philippines come in third and fourth respectively. PETA gave a nod to Singapore’s “roaring” vegan scene, saying “diners in search of healthy and delicious plant-based cuisine in Singapore can find everything from vegan chicken and waffles to meat-free pulled barbecue and dairy-free mac ‘n’ cheese”. It noted that Singapore has vegan options aplenty suchRead More


Best Fish and Chips in Asia

Everyone loves fresh fish in a crisp batter, served with thick chips and a splash of vinegar and salt. It’s what we’ve all been waiting for… Singapore’s very own authentic British Fish & Chip Shop Takeaway opened to the public on Monday, 27th September 2010, and has become a favorite with ex-pats, tourists and locals alike. Come on down to any of our three locations and prepare to have your taste buds titillated by our famous fish and chips! We look forward to making your visit to SMITHS a memorableRead More


Two hawker stalls receive one-star ratings in first Singapore Michelin Guide

Singapore – Two hawker stalls have been awarded the one-star rating by Michelin, in the first Singapore Michelin Guide. The stalls are Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle in Crawford Lane and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle at Chinatown Food Complex. In all, 22 establishments received the one-star rating while six restaurants earned two stars each. Only one, Restaurant Joel Robuchon, earned three Michelin stars. This is the latest laurel for chef Joel Robuchon, who already operates a string of restaurants with a total of 25 MichelinRead More


Pow Sing Restaurant at Serangoon Gardens suspended as 29 cases of gastric flu surface

SINGAPORE – Several cases of gastroenteritis reported at Pow Sing Restaurant are being investigated, the authorities said on Wednesday (July 13). Commonly known as gastric flu, the illness can cause diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain. The National Environment Agency (NEA) has also suspended the licence of the Serangoon Garden Way restaurant. Between July 4 and 11, 29 cases were reported at the restaurant, said a press release jointly issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and NEA. “As of 12 July 2016,Read More


Taking the taste of Singapore to Seoul

It was love at first bite for Korean actor-singer Jang Soo Won the moment he sank his teeth into the Singapore zi char favourite – cereal prawn. Four years on, he has become such a big fan of Singapore food that he has opened two restaurants selling chilli crab, laksa, char kuay teow and other hawker delights. “I just wanted to share the food that I love with other people around me,” he said. But Mr Jang, 37, has never been to the Lion City. The Singapore food he lovesRead More


What`s the best restaurant in Singapore

When in Singapore, do as the Singaporeans do: eat great food. From the many hawker restaurants to gourmet venues spearheaded by Michelin star chefs, you’ll soon discover that food is a significant part of Singapore’s culture – and that travelling to the other side of the island in search of a good meal is nothing out of the ordinary. The fact that there are at least 20,000 eateries to feed a nation of around five million is testament that food is integral to the Singaporean lifestyle. While breakfast and lunch tends toRead More