Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) (Invite) – of Food, Social Media & Ethics

Food is hot in Singapore, and it’s getting social.

The inaugural Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) was held at Lime House over a week ago, and saw some 50 food bloggers, Instagrammers and blogger-come-Instagrammers tuning on some of the things that FSCSG’s panel of F&B professionals and insiders had to say about the local F&B and blogging scene.

It’s funny how most of us are kind of “competing” against each other for a share of voice in this hyper saturated field, yet our blogs and social media profiles also complement each other in terms of how we cover different areas in food. That said, it was great to finally see some of my favourite food bloggers in person and bask in their reflected glory-I mean, spend a fruitful day getting their insights and strategies on how to be a better blogger.

Oh, and there was also a friendly mobile photography competition after photographer Alex Ortega shared tips on how to take great pictures without a DSLR. No pressure. 😉

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Citrus By The Pool & Citrus Bistro @ Woodlands and Sengkang – Satisfying Halal Certified Cafe Fare by the Pool; Free Entry into Sengkang Swimming Complex for Diners (Invite)

Ah, Sundays by the pool. When I was a child, there was nothing better than escaping the relentless heat with an afternoon at the swimming pool, followed by a hearty lunch with family under the sturdy shelter of an umbrella table.

For families taking a refreshing dip at Woodlands and Sengkang Sports Centres, Citrus By The Pool and its sister cafe, Citrus Bistro, offer western and Asian fusion fare that is pretty bang for buck, in terms of flavours and portions!

Best of all, diners at Citrus Bistro enjoy free entry to the swimming complex – just dial the number on the signboard next to the gantry and a friendly staff will usher you in.

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Christmas Highlights @ Amara Hotel in Tanjong Pagar – Dine on Seasonal Classics with an Asian Spin; Festive Buffet Dates for December 2018 (Invite)

It’s that time of the year where we abandon our troubles for the moment, and turn our attention to the yuletide feasts that grace our dining tables. Standing out from the barrage of typical Christmas fixtures are Amara Hotel’s Christmas highlights, which feature Asian twists on classic seasonal dishes!

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Mexican Breakfast @ Guzman y Gomez – Now Serving at Tanjong Pagar Centre Before 10.30am (Invite)

There’s nothing more important than a good breakfast to get you going for the day. And with the on-going hustle and bustle of corporate life in Singapore, sometimes you just want to grab your favourite food and go.

For the hardworking corporate workers in Tanjong Pagar, Guzman y Gomez has rolled out a new breakfast menu that is available daily till 10.30am.

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When in Hiroshima: 6 Things You Need to Know About Okunoshima, Japan’s Island of the Rabbits

Once off the radar (literally), the fairly secluded Okunoshima 大久野島, otherwise known as Usaghishimaうさぎ島 or Bunny Island, first gained Internet fame in 2014 when a video of a tourist swarmed by dozens of hungry, feral rabbits went viral.

Since then, the island has become synonymous with these cuddly, gentle beings, and a must-visit for rabbit lovers. But before you pack your bags and head for this underrated paradise, here are six things you should know about Okunoshima before you go:

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Feast to a Rib-Tastic Christmas @ Morganfield’s, Home of Sticky Bones (12 November 2018 – 3 January 2019) – Order Before 9 December 2018 for a 10% Discount (Invite)

T’is the season to put aside the year’s trials and tribulations, and feast to our hearts’ content – and a Rib-Tastic Christmas at none other than Morganfield’s, Home of Sticky Bones! 

Available from 12 November 2018 to 3 January 2019, Morganfield’s curated selection of mouthwatering festive meats, platters, and decadent drinks and desserts are a feast for the eyes and for the palate.

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When in Kagawa: Naoshima and Teshima – Visiting Japan’s Art Islands in the Seto Inland Sea

Situated on the Seto Inland Sea, the rural islands of Naoshima and Teshima have been heralded as a mandatory pilgrimage by many contemporary art lovers. Home to creative museums and quaint art districts, the islands also play host to the Setouchi Art Triennale which takes place every three years.

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While Yayoi Kusama’s wildly iconic Yellow Pumpkin sculpture has captured the attention (and cameras) of more casual explorers, it is certainly not the only reason Naoshima and Teshima should be included on your itinerary if you are travelling around Kagawa!

Check out my other posts around Hiroshima:

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