Chatuchak Night Market Pop-Up coming to Singapore from 7 Feb to 2 April 2023

The world’s first Chatuchak Night Market outside Thailand will be coming to Singapore for two months from 7 February to 2 April 2023.

This open-air market will open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 4.30pm to 10.30pm at The Grandstand South Carpark on Turf Club Road in Bukit Timah.

The market will have more than 180 different vendors selling street food, handicrafts, and antiques. Some of these vendors are original vendors flying in from the original venue in Bangkok.

In addition, there will also be around 200 seats for visitors to chill and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.

Here are some of the vendors we can look forward to:


The Cha Chak (Thai milk tea), which is priced at SGD$4, comes with a tea-pulling performance by the vendor from Thailand’s southern province of Satun.

Besides the classic, they also offer Thai Green Milk Tea, Coffee, and Cocoa, all for SGD$4 each.


The Thai roti prata is slightly thinner, more yellow and chewier. Remember to try their signature dish, the Banana Roti (SGD$5.00).

The rotis are freshly prepared on the spot using butter instead of oil, and cooked till golden brown. It is then drizzled with a generous amount of condensed milk and cut into tiny squares which makes it easier for


This sausage is unique to the E-Sarn part of North-eastern Thailand.
These grilled sausages are made from fermented meat, rice, and sometimes vermicelli noodles.

It is always served with a bunch of cabbage, fresh chilli peppers & dilled
ginger. There are 2 options when buying from a street vendor – One
is just plain grilled and the other with a sour taste to it.

Getting There

There will also be complimentary parking or free shuttle buses from Botanic Gardens, Clementi, and Toa Payoh.

Images from Chatuchak Singapore

Indoor Playground at Orchard transforms into house of horror this halloween

Orchard Central’s new indoor playground, X-SCAP8, is celebrating Halloween this year with 3 key fright zones.

Located on the 7th floor of Orchard Central, thrill seekers can look forward to these horrific activities..

Slasher House Obstacle Course

This Obstacle course is the centre stage for X-SCAP8’s first-ever Halloween Xtravaganza. Guests needs to maneuver around the house of gore to escape from the Obstacle course.

The Legend of the Red Apple

According to the urban legend, those who can peel a red apple in front of a mirror at midnight can see the image of their “future spouse”. However, if they fail, they will be haunted by the unwanted spirit.

In this challenge, guests enter a pitch-dark room, illuminated with nothing but the light from a candle. They then have to peel a red apple without breaking the skin with the help of a mirror.

Brave souls willing to complete the task will be handsomely rewarded with goodies.

Spook Magic Show

This is a spooky magic show in a dark haunted theatre. With only 7 thrill-seekers at a time, the show is an intimate experience that “questions your sanity and bravery”.

And many more..

In addition, the signature 10-meters obstacle course in the indoor playground has also been upgraded with a 10-meter-high rope course and more.

Guests who dress up for the Halloween event also gets to participate in the Scare Dress Parade and stand a chance to win attractive prizes!

Do note this event is only suitable for 18 years old and above and covered shoes are required.

Here’s a video of how the space looks like (without the Halloween decoration):

X-SCAP8’s Halloween Xtravaganza
When: 28, 29, 30, 31 October 2022, 7pm– 10.30pm
Where: X-SCAP8, Orchard Central, #07-02 Singapore S(238896)

Promotional Bundles:

  • 1 x Halloween ticket ($95 each)
  • 2 x Halloween tickets ($90 each)
  • 3 x Halloween tickets ($85 each)
  • 5 x Halloween tickets ($80 each)

Get your tickets here.

Images for illustration

IKEA Singapore celebrates Children’s Day with Kids eat for free promotion, indoor playground and more

IKEA Singapore will be celebrating Children’s Day on 7 October 2022 with a string of activities.

Kid’s eat for free promotion

During this promotion, children gets to enjoy 3 dishes for free.

Here are the 3 choices:

  • Kids Swedish meatballs with mashed potato
  • Kids plant balls with mashed potato
  • Kids organic spaghetti with tomato sauce
Reopen of Småland at IKEA Tampines

The indoor playground, Småland , was previous closed due to Covid-19 safety measures will be making it’s comeback.

Children will get to step into a magical forest play area, explore the new hopscotch area, and have fun with BYGGLEK range, coloring activities and more.

In addition, a JATTELIK Dinosaur Mascot Meet & Greet session will also be happening on 7 October 2022 at 11.30am, 2.30pm and 5pm.

NB: There is no more Småland in IKEA Alexandra.

Cute Animal-theme buns

In addition, these cute animal-themed buns will also be available for purchase.

The little shark bun with red bean filling retails at S$2 while the new little turtle bun (available from 10 Oct 2022) retails at S$2.90.

Launch of BLÅVINGAD, ocean-themed collection

Children can also get their room revamped with the launch of an adorable new ocean-inspired collection, BLÅVINGAD.

Through the collection, children can learn about the ocean and be inspired to learn more about marine life and conservation.

Images from IKEA Singapore

BreadTalk celebrates 22nd anniversary with half a dozen Flosss Buns at S$9 promotion, until 16 Oct 2022

BreakTalk is celebrating it’s 22nd anniversary by offering it’s bestselling Flosss Buns at 6 for S$9 (Usual Price: S$13.80)

This is promotion is available at all BreadTalk outlets islandwide for now till 16 October 2022.

Here are the outlets:

  • 313 Somerset, #B2-31/32/33
  • Ang Mo Kio Hub, #01-01/02
  • Bedok mall, #B2-25
  • BreadTalk IHQ, #01-04
  • ION Orchard, #B2-72
  • Bugis Junction, #B1-23
  • Canberra Plaza, #01-05
  • Causeway Point, #01-34
  • Chinatown Point, #01-27/28
  • City Square, #01-41/43
  • Clementi Mall, #01-01/02
  • Compass One, #B1-29
  • Eastpoint Mall, #01-01
  • Great World City, #B1-105
  • ION, #B4-09/09
  • Junction 8, #01-35/36
  • Jurong Point, #B1-72/73
  • Marina Bay Link Mall, #B2-18
  • Marina Bay Sands, #B1-01
  • NEX, #B2-58/59
  • Northpoint City, #01-49
  • Novena Square, #01-26
  • Parkway Parade, #B1-47/48
  • Plaza Singapura, #01-23
  • PLQ Mall, #B2-19
  • Raffles City, #B1-44A
  • Resorts World Sentosa, #B1-203/204
  • Rivervale Mall, #01-15
  • Sixth Avenue
  • Sun Plaza, #01-02
  • Tampines Mall, #01-32
  • The Centrepoint, #B1-K6/K7
  • Tiong Bahru Plaza, #01-110
  • Toa Payoh HDB Hub, #01-04
  • United Square, #01-75A/76A
  • VivoCity, #B2-34
  • Waterway Point, #B1-15
  • Westgate Cafe, #02-03
  • Wheelock Place, #B2-01
  • Zhongshan Mall, #01-10/13

Images from BreadTalk Singapore

Singapore Ranks 3rd In Asia For Internet Affordability, 15th Globally For Connection Quality

According to the latest Digital Quality of Life Index by Netherlands-based VPN service company Surfshark, Singapore is ranked 3rd in Asia for Internet affordability, after Japan and Korea.

The study examines 117 countries and indexes each country according to five pillars that impact the population’s overall digital quality of life. The five pillars include internet affordability, internet quality, e-infrastructure, e-security, and e-government.

Singapore’s rank was 4th last year. The significant drop in ranking is due to a lower score in the e-security pillar. However, the other pillars such as internet affordability, internet quality and e-government saw improvements.

Here’s a breakdown of our results:

Here’s the ranking of the top 10 countries globally:

Images from SurfShark DQL 2022

KFC Singapore offers 1-For-1 deal for Zinger and Original Recipe Burgers, until 30 September 2022

From now till 30 September 2022, KFC Singapore is offering a 1-for-1 promotion for its original recipe and Zinger burger.

Here’s the poster:

This deal is available for dine-in, takeaway and delivery at all restaurants except for the Mandai Zoo. In addition, you can also order and pick up via the KFC Singapore App.

Images from KFC Singapore

LiHO Singapore offering 1-For-1 Bubble Tea, until 28 September 2022

For a limited time only from now till 28 September 2022, LiHO Singapore is offering 1-for-1 promotion for all of its menu items at selected outlets.

Here’s the promotional video:

Here are the participating outlets:
1. Loyang Point
2. Orchard Gateway
3. Sun Plaza
4. Clementi Mall
5. Waterway Point
6. Northpoint
7. Woodland Mart
8. Tampines Mall
9. Star Vista
10. Junction 8
11. Suntec City B1
12. Downtown East EHUb
13. Sunshine Place
14. Hougang 1
15. Queensway Shopping Center
16. Bukit Batok MRT
17. Pasir Ris West Plaza
18. Bukit Timah Plaza
19. Funan
20. Bugis+
21. IMM
22. Dhoby Ghaut MRT
23. Vivo City
24. Tampines Hub
25. Greenridge Shopping Center
26. Hougang Mall
27. Ang Mo Kio Hub L2
28. Gek Poh Shopping Centre
29. King Albert Park
30. Asia Square Tower

LEGOLAND Malaysia celebrates Halloween with free admission for kids

To celebrate Halloween, LEGOLAND Malaysia is offering each visiting child (age 3 to 11) who is dressed in Halloween costume complimentary admission to the park with an accompanying adult holding a full-priced ticket.

This deal is available every Friday to Sunday from 7 October to 6 November 2022..

During this period, the theme park will also be decorated with some not-so-spooky decorations and  a series of Halloween themed activities are available for all guests.

Here are some of the highlights:

New “The Great Monster Chase” 4D Movie

This is a new, exclusive 4D Movie ride with exciting chases, tongue-in-cheek humor, plus wind, bubbles, water and other special effects!

Special Monster Party Celebrations

This 2-hour special party is only available on Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 7pm. Guests  During this party, guests can collect candies at the Brick-or-Treat Trail, challenge the Halloween Party Games, take part in the children’s costume contest to win cool prizes and more!

Meet-and-Greet featuring Halloween LEOGO Characters

Guest gets to meet and get up close with Halloween LEOGO char

acters Lord Vampyre, Frankenstein, Witch, and the Wizard.

Marshmallow Monster Hunt at SEA LIFE Malaysia

Guests gets search around the theme park for a marshmallow monster on the loose. Spot and collect the hidden letters of his name to stand a chance to win a gift.

In addition, there are also photo-opportunities with monster-with-stilts and monster crew.

Images from LEOGOLAND Malaysia

Secret Recipe offers 1-for-1 whole cake promotion at selected outlets for the month of October 2022

To celebrate it’s 23th anniversary, Secret Recipe Singapore will be offering a 1-for-1 whole cake promotion for walks-in at selected outlets in the month of October.

Here’s the schedule and outlets:

In case you can’t see the banner, there promotion will happen on:

  • 7 October 2022 – Plaza Singapura, #03-18
  • 14 October 2022 – Vivocity, #02-108/109
  • 21 October 2022 – Toa Payoh HDB Hub, #01-71

Do note this offer is valid for walk-in customers only, while stocks last. The free cake will be the one of the lower or equal value.

In addition, each customer is allowed to purchase a maximum of 2 sets of cakes and no writing on the cake is allowed.

Here are some of the cake flavors:

Images from Secret Recipe Singapore

Covid-19 travel requirements and restrictions for popular travel destinations for Singaporeans

With Covid-19 travel restrictions easing for many countries, it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of the latest travel requirements.

Here, we compiled the latest travel updates for some of the most popular destinations Singaporeans love to visit.

Last Update: 19 September 2022


Vaccination: Not required (1 Aug 2022)
Pre-Depature Covid Test: Not required (1 Aug 2022)
On-Arrival Covid Test: Not required (1 Aug 2022)
Quarantine: Not required (1 Aug 2022)
Mask Wearing Rules: Not required for both indoor and outdoor. Mask wearing is still mandatory in public transport and medical facilities (7 Sep 2022)


Vaccination: Required or a negative RT-PCR  (1 Aug 2022)
Pre-Departure Covid Test: Not required (1 Apr 2022)
On-Arrival Covid Test: Not required (1 Apr 2022)
Quarantine: Not required (1 Jun 2022)
Mask Wearing Rules: Not required for both indoor and outdoor. (23 Jun 2022)
Additional Details: Thai Pass is also no longer required (1 Jul 2022)

South Korea

Vaccination: Required
Pre-Departure Covid Test: Not required (1 Sep 2022)
On-Arrival Covid Test: Required within 24 hours of arrival. Walk-in test stations available outside Incheon Airport. (~SGD$80/pax)
Quarantine: Not required (1 Jun 2022)
Mask Wearing Rules: Indoor mask wearing mandatory. Outdoor mask wearing not required. (2 May 2022)
Additional Details: Need to apply for K-ETA and input vaccination information at online portal Q-Code


Vaccination: Required
Pre-Departure Covid Test: Not required for vaccinated travelers (7 Sep 2022)
On-Arrival Covid Test: Not required (1 June 2022)
Quarantine: Not required (1 June 2022)
Mask Wearing Rules: Not mandatory mask requirement in outdoor. Mask required if indoors when one is less than 2m from others and talking.
Additional Details: Need to install handphone apps – MySOS (Health & Location monitoring) & COCOA (Contact tracing)
Additional Details: Singaporeans can enter Japan by either booking a free and easy package or guided tour through authorized travel agents. Visa is now required for all travelers including Singaporeans. Travelers must apply for a visa through authorized travel agents. It takes at least 5 working days to process the visa.


Vaccination: Required or negative RT-PCR Test results
Pre-Departure Covid Test: Not Required (25 Aug 2022)
On-Arrival Covid Test: Not Required
Quarantine: Not Required
Mask Wearing Rules: Mask not mandatory except for indoors and on public transport. (1 July 2022)


Vaccination: Required
Pre-Departure Covid Test: Not required (12 Aug 2022)
On-Arrival Covid Test: PCR Test required on arrival in airport
Quarantine: 3 days quarantine (1 Sep 2022)
Mask Wearing Rules: Mask wearing is required both indoors and outdoors except when eating or drinking, phototaking, exercising, at beach, natural reserves or onsen. (19 Sep 2022)
Additional Details: Singapore travellers need to apply for a Visa to enter Taiwan. Each application takes approximately 2 working days and cost SGD$65. (6 Sep 2022)


Vaccination: Do not need to produce vaccine cert (11 Aug 2022)
Pre-Departure Covid Test: Not required. (15 May 2022)
On-Arrival Covid Test: Not required.
Quarantine: Not required (16 Mar 2022)
Mask Wearing Rules: Not mandatory both indoor and outdoor except in public transport and medical facilities. (6 Sep 2022)
Additional Details: You are require to have travel insurance that covers Covid-19 treatment with a minimum coverage of USD$10,000. Download contact tracing app, PC-COVID

New Zealand

Vaccination: No longer need to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination
Pre-Departure Covid Test: Not required.
On-Arrival Covid Test: Not required.
Quarantine: Not required. (7 Mar 2022)
Mask Wearing Rules: Not required both indoors and outdoors except for medical facilities. (12 Sep 2022)
Additional Details: Complete New Zealand Traveler Declaration and be issued a travel pass before flight.