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$1 karaoke at Manekineko, 99-cent KFC Zinger burger & other deals this week, Lifestyle, Singapore News

We scour the island for the best deals to help you stretch your dollar, and keep you in the loop on the hottest shopping trends. ‘Cos good things must share. $1 KARAOKE AT MANEKINEKO FROM NOW UNTIL AUG 31 What better way to relieve stress than to belt out your favourite songs at a three-hour-long karaoke sesh. For those who have missed Manekineko’s $1 (on weekdays) and $2 (on weekends) per hour, per person promotion last month, it is extending the sweet deal till Aug 31. The promotion is only available at its Scape outlet with a…

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Jewel Changi Airport guide – 5 first-in-Singapore food brands & their prices, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Changi Airport has truly outdone themselves with Jewel, the hippest new mall in town. Located right next to Terminal 1, Jewel Changi Airport marries glamour and greenery – exuding a vibe reminiscent of both Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. But let’s forget the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and 5 stories of lush forest valley trails. These Instagram-worthy features may be the milkshake to lure tourists and influencers to the yard, but what we, average Singaporeans, really care about is the food. Here are 5 first-in-Singapore restaurants and…

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5 bakeries selling artisanal sourdough and pastries in Singapore , Lifestyle, Food, Singapore News

MOTHER DOUGH PHOTO: Mother Dough Naadhira Ismail worked in events and marketing before giving in to her passion for baking and setting up Mother Dough. Having done a couple of successful pop-ups in 2017, Ms Ismail took the opportunity to open the homely halal bakery along North Bridge Road in June 2018. The selection includes everything from almond croissants to whole wheat sourdough and grilled cheese sandwiches, made with organic flour sourced from environmentally-conscious grain mills. “You need quality ingredients for the end product to be good,” explains Ms Ismail,…

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7 social enterprises where you can do good while you shop in Singapore, Lifestyle, Singapore News

The reason the Great Singapore Workout never got taken seriously, other than the fact it looks ridiculous, is that Singapore already has a national sport-shopping. Think running a marathon is hard? Try walking through 42km worth of shopping mall floors or staying up to cart out your favourite item during some online flash sale. But even as Singaporeans spend their money with gleeful abandon, few stop to think about the larger impact of their actions on the world at large. To most, your money just goes to some corporation that…

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10 design firms that create contemporary homes in Singapore, Lifestyle, Singapore News

#TeamContemporaryHomes, where you at? A contemporary and a modern home is not one and the same. The modern concept borrows from a time that has already passed (i.e. styles from the 1950s and 1960s) while contemporary design is all about the present – think sleek and on-trend finishes. Because contemporary interiors follow what’s in vogue, they are highly sought after in Singapore. That being said, we’ve done the legwork for you and put together a list of interior firms that specialise in creating these fashionable spaces. 1. ICON INTERIOR DESIGN…

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5 reasons why my first child will likely be my last, Lifestyle News

Kids are cute and all (debatable, I know), but boy, are they restrictive. Say goodbye to late nights, weekend benders, well-laid plans and what I probably miss most… ‘me’ time. In a perfect world, a child would come with its own OS support, or at least a handbook. And where’s the reset button when you need it? I thought I had it covered, downloading apps and poring through any information I could find on the pitfalls of parenting. However, nothing could prepare me for the responsibility of another human life, and…

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Which dining options are best for university students?, Lifestyle, Food, Singapore News

Whether you’re heading off to university for the first time or returning to campus for yet another year, you may be wondering how to effectively plan out your dining budget. While there are a variety of options available, some are more cost-effective than others. In this article, we explore the pros and cons of 3 dining options so you can make the best decisions to save on food this semester. UNIVERSITY FOOD COURTS: SOCIAL HOTSPOTS, BUT OFTEN OVERCROWDED PHOTO: Unsplash As you might expect, on-campus university food courts are exceptionally…

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5 spooky tales from Singapore film sets that will give you the chills this Hungry Ghost Festival , Lifestyle, Entertainment, Singapore News

If you’re interested in the dead, don’t be surprised to find out that the dead are just as interested in you — especially if you work in the entertainment industry. Anyone who has ever worked on the set of an Asian movie will tell you that there are rituals and ceremonies that precede the official filming in order to precipitate a smooth shoot. According to one producer I spoke to, film sets are often haunted because spirits in the area are drawn to these sites of entertainment since they lead an otherwise mundane…

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How to prevent your HDB flat from flooding, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Flooding isn’t just something that happens in low-lying homes-it can also occur in a high-rise apartment like your HDB flat if you are not careful. When this happens, anything from your flooring to furniture can get damaged in the process. Failing to clean up excess water can also lead to mould and microbial growth, bringing up a whole host of health issues. To keep your apartment dry, take the following measures to safeguard your home from flooding: 1. MONITOR SIGNS FOR LEAKS Check your utility bills for any sudden surge.…

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10 tried-and-tested buffet strategies to get the best bang for your buck, Lifestyle, Food, Singapore News

Buffets are the perfect opportunity to indulge in our appetites occasionally. The problem is, buffets can get very expensive. An all-you-can-eat lunch buffet can cost as much as $40 for each person, and that’s not inclusive of GST and service charge. Most of us visit a buffet restaurant with the intention of devouring as much food as we can while savouring the most worth-it items. But what are the strategies to do so? Across the DollarsAndSense team, all of us have a fair bit of experience in all-you-can-eat buffets. So,…

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