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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DBS Marina Regatta 2018 @ The Promontory @ Marina Bay – 6 Food, Fitness, and Shopping Activities for Everyone on the Last Weekend of Blaze the Bay (Invite)

It’s the last weekend of DBS Marina Regatta 2018 at The Promontory @ Marina Bay and, despite the turbulent weather over the past couple of weeks, the crowds have surely not let up!

While the annual dragon boat race, obstacle courses, and nautical activities are the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind, there are tons of other activities for every kind of festival goer. Here are 6 fun-filled, wholesome activities for everyone at DBS Marina Regatta 2018: Blaze the Bay!

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From Singapore to Penang: A Travel Bucket List (Traveloka Invite)

Believe it or not, I am one of a handful of Singaporeans who rarely explores Malaysia as a travel destination; I can count the number of times I’ve travelled across the Causeway on one hand.

Anyway, when Traveloka, an online travel e-commerce site in Southeast Asia, invited me to check out their flights and hotels from Singapore to Malaysia and Indonesia, curiosity got the better of me and I did a quick search on their flights from Singapore to Penang for the month of June. Holy smokes! A one-way airline ticket goes as low as RM 82! What have I been doing all these long weekends?

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So, I’ve decided to do something different this time: instead of chronicling all the places I’ve travelled to, I’ve created a travel bucket list of all the things I want to check out if ever I hop on a quick 1.5 hour flight from Singapore to Penang. 

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Kipos Gourmet @ Tanjong Pagar Centre – Six Signature Bowls of Greens, Grains, and Proteins in the CBD + Build Your Own Bowl (Invite)

Health bowls are a dime a dozen; what’s one more in the CBD?

Named for the Greek word for “garden”, Kipos Gourmet, the latest addition to Tanjong Pagar Center‘s food enclave, aims to promote both healthy eating and sustainable living, with wholesome ingredients served with cutleries made from recyclables and bioplastics.

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DBS TwentyThirty – Partnering with Local Businesses to Bring Millennials Wholesome Lifestyle and Food Events + How You Can Join Them (Invite)

Let’s be honest – how many of us would associate a bank with activities like food tastings and coffee appreciation classes? I’m guessing not a lot.

In its continued mission to support local businesses and deliver quality content and experiences to millennials in Singapore, DBS Bank has launched TwentyThirty, an online hub for young adults to seek tips on navigating adulthood, financial decisions, and living a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Besides serving as a one-stop hub for text and video content, TwentyThirty has also begun engaging its community of 20-30 year olds with free experiences and workshops, some of them held at DBS’ Millennial Branch in Plaza Singapura. 

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Here are a couple of businesses DBS Bank partners with, and how you can be a part of TwentyThirty!

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Old Chang Kee Flagship Store @ MacKenzie Road – Singapore’s Favourite Homegrown Snack Chain Returns to Its Roots Opposite REX (Invite)

How many of us remember stopping by Old Chang Kee to grab a bite on the way home from work? Yeah, about 90% of the population because they’re practically everywhere. In fact I just broke my diet last week when I caved in to temptation while walking past one of their outlets near my home.

ANYWAY. 

Good news for all of us who can’t get enough of their famed curry puffs; Old Chang Kee just welcomed its first flagship store on MacKenzie road, opposite REX Cinema, with affiliated brands including Curry Times, Bun Times, and Dip ‘n’ Go coming together under one big roof to whet appetites with their popular snacks, and then some.

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Montana @ PoMo – Waffles, Soft Serve, and Brunch Items With An Asian Twist (Invite)

Montana sure has come a long way from its humble beginnings some five years ago. From a humble waffle bar, tucked away in PoMo, this stalwart in Singapore’s waffle scene, has since grown into a two-storey hideout for brunch lovers in the heart of Selegie.

Looking at the recent additions to their menu, it’s not hard to see why Montana is what it is today!

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