Beauty in The Pot – Singapore

Location : OneKM Mall, Tanjung Katong Rd, Singapore

Opening Hours : Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m.–01.00 a.m.

Friday – Saturday / PH 11:00 a.m.–03.00 a.m.

Phone : +65 67022542

Rate : 9/10

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Beauty in The Pot is one of the concept from Paradise Group. It’s one of the crazy crowded steamboat aka hotpot restaurant in Singapore.

IMG_20160102_130045_HDRTheir signature is the Beauty Collagen Broth ($20 per pot / $25 for twin flavors). The collagen soup base isn’t boiled from chicken but from Shark Cartilage which give you rich flavors on your tongue and also abundant benefits for your health. *p.s. also the beauty for the ladies 😀

Collagen Soup was too delicious till you can’t get enough of it but don’t worry, they give you four bottles of refills and it’s free! So it’s okay if you don’t order drinks because the sup itself can make you so full already.

The Ingredients are fresh and superb tasty. You can order either one or half portion (half portion can suit for 2 pax). Order half portion on each ingredients and you can get to taste a lot. We ordered some kinds of mushrooms, Sliced Pork Belly ($12), Ebiko Prawn Paste, Fried Fish Skin ($5), Tofu, Lotus Root, Spinach.

Ebiko Prawn Paste
Ebiko Prawn Paste
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Sliced Pork Belly

There’re a lot of ingredients for you to choose. They provide an iPad for each table so you can look at the menu slowly while swiping them one by one on the iPad 😀

The Mixture of the soup and ingredients is so delicious. You can put all the ingredients inside the soup or you can just agar agar put inside the soup for few seconds and eat it. Before that, you can dip the ingredients inside the sauce that you can choose and mix by yourself.

The Service of this restaurant is excellent. The waiter / waitress will treat you like a queen / king all the time! They are very attentive and polite, and they bow ALL THE TIME! Like if they remove your plate, they bow, help you with the soup, bow, take your orders, bow. This maybe the greatest restaurant service so far.

yuzuAt the end of the meal, they will serve Yuzu drinks for free. Sweet, sour, and icy. So cool and fresh! A perfect drink after a hot steamboat.

Will I come back again?

YES for sure. The collagen soup is so addicting and probably will make you want more and more.

Tips:

If you want to come, be sure to call and make a reservation first. We came at 10 pm to have late dinner but it’s full house and the receptionist told us that we have to wait till 1 am which means 3 more hours. So we decided to go back and have dinner somewhere else then go back to the restaurant for lunch the day after. *we called and made reservation at 11am when the restaurant just opened 😀

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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (新加坡佛牙寺龙华院)

Location : Chinatown, Singapore

Address : Southbridge Rd.
Rate : 9.5/10

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Buddha Tooth Relic TeIMG_20151002_171621_HDRmple and Museum (新加坡佛牙寺龙华院) is a four-storey Buddhist Temple located in the Central district of Singapore. It was built based on the Tang Dynasty architectural style and also to house the tooIMG_20151002_170607_HDRth relic of the historical Buddha – claimed that it was found in 1980 in Myanmar.

From outside, you can see the grand building, like super huge temple, and it is! When you step inside, you can see every beautiful part of the temple. It’s artistic, colorful, and very Zen. It gives you warmth and peace when you are inside the temple. It’s also very clean and wide. You can take elevator to go to the Sacred Light Hall (Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic Chamber) on the top floor, which is the repository of the sacred Buddha tooth. *no photographs allowed in this place

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There are a lot of Buddha statues around the temple. There’s also a beautiful garden located on the top floor. I suggest you to visit this place at least once even if you’re not Buddhist. It’s worth it to see around the place and enjoy the Zen vibe.

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Around the temple, it’s already the Chinatown market which sells lots of cheap things and souvenirs.

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Tips :

If you want to visit this place, for ladies I recommend to wear shirt / dress that can cover up your shoulder and also long skirt / pants. But if you wear sexy shirt like me last time also don’t worry because the temple provide a scarf to cover your body before you enter the temple.

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The Trey Hostel – Singapore

Location : 243 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208916

Phone : +65 62 977188

Web : thetrey.com.sg

Rate : 8/10

Are you a backpacker? Wanna stay on low-budget in Singapore? Want to find a place near to the shopping place, mall, and local restaurants or hawker center? If the answer is Yes, then you should choose “The Trey Hostel” to stay when you’re in Singapore.

1451873679139Some people may be scared when they read the word “hostel”, but this place is safe enough. Of course you should not expect this place to be the same as five-star luxury hotel, but I may say that this is the best hostel so far. It’s affordable and comfortable. Another thing I like about this hostel is their service. Nice hospitality and they have nice accommodating staffs too.

Great location? Yes. You just need around 5 minutes walk to reach the hostel from Farrer Park MRT at City Square Mall. Around the hostel, there’re lots of places you can go. Mustafa center, Swee Choon Dimsum, Sungei Road Laksa, City Square mall, and some nice kopitiams, you name it.

It has 10 and 12 mixed dorms, 6 ladies’ dorm, and two private rooms. The private rooms got no windows and bathroom inside, just shared bathrooms outside. The hostel gives you free wi-fi access except on the ladies’ dorm (fourth floor). They also provide bread and coffee/ tea for your breakfast at the first floor.

So, have you ever stayed at The Trey Hostel? What do you think about the place?

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The Iconic Merlion Park

Location : One Fullerton, Singapore

Rate : 10/10

Merlion is a landmark of Singapore – Singapore’s national icon, and the major tourist attaction located near the Central Business District. It’s a half-fish and half-lion statue – the head of a lion and the body of a fish, situated at the mouth of Singapore River. This is one of the most favorite spot for everyone especially tourists to pose and snap pictures.
1451873651671Most people will say “If you haven’t snapped a picture with the Merlion, means you never really come to Singapore!” hahaa.. Is it true?

I have been to this place for a few times and still find it beautiful. It’s beautiful at daytime or nightime. If you come on peak season, sure you will squeeze with lots of tourists.

So, what can you do here?

  1. Snap pictures – Oh, this is a MUST. Snap as many pictures as you can with lots of creative poses.
  2. Enjoy the View – Everything around here is worth to see. Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade theatre, Waterfront Promenade, or the Merlion itself. It will be nicer at nighttime if you want to feel the vibe.
  3. Eat at nearby restaurant – There’re quite lots of restaurant around the Merlion Park. You can sit there, enjoy your dine and at the same time you can enjoy the viber around Merlion too. It’s fabulous!

Been here before? What things do you like to do when you visit this place?

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Magnificent Gardens by the Bay

Location : Marina Bay, Singapore

Rate : 10/10

Nearest MRT station : Bayfront

Admission ticket : SGD 23 (Adult), SGD 15 (Child) for two conservatories – indoor gardens (Flower Dome + Cloud Forest), FREE for outdoor gardens

One word to describe this place : MAGNIFICENT!!

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Flower Dome

You wanna find a garden in a city? Or a city in a garden? Whatever you choose, Garden by the Bay is your perfect choice. It is a strategy made by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a “Garden City” to “City in the Garden”.

The park is extremely popular and I think it can be the icon of Singapore already. The park itself has three gardens : Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central. The largest is the Bay South where you can find the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, and the Supertree Grove.

When I went there, the place is seriously crowded. Thankfully I have bought my admission tickets before so I didn’t have to join the super long Q to get the tickets.

1451749044556First time you come maybe you will feel a bit confuse coz it needs a long walk from the front entrance (Bay South) to the flower dome. But don’t worry, it’s all worth your time!

As you enter the flower dome, you can spot very many amazing views. If you’re a photo freak, this is one of the place that is MUST VISIT! You can find some different gardens inside the flower dome. Then after you have explored all the dome, you can continue to visit the Cloud Forest. Both the flower dome and cloud forest have air cond as they’re indoor gardens. Once you get inside the cloud forest, you can see the waterfall and you will feel like you’re in different world.

Waterfall at Cloud Forest
Waterfall at Cloud Forest

Then there’s the Supertree Grove. Make sure you reach there by 7.45 p.m or 8.45 p.m as it will be a music show called the OCBC Garden Rhapsody and you can see the Supertree come alive with the lights. You can just sit there, watching the show and snap lots of pictures or just enjoy the spectacular view.

This place is seriously amazing. I cannot stop “wow-ing” since I entered the place till I get out. If there’s just one place I can recommend in Singapore, Gardens by the bay will be the one.

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Supertree

Try to not come at daytime because it will be sunny and hot. The perfect time for you to come is around 5 p.m so you will have the time to explore the whole gardens and by 8.45 p.m you can enjoy the OCBC Garden Rhapsody.

Beware if you come at peak season because there will be a super long Q at the ticket counter. I suggest you to buy the entry ticket first so you can save your time. Don’t know how you get the ticket? You can email me through wongsofenny@gmail.com and I will help you. You will get the cheaper price of course 😉

So, what do you think about this place? Have you been here before?

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