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 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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When in Bali: NOOK @ Jalan Ulamas, Seminyak – Rustic Cafe Overlooking Breathtaking Rice Paddy Fields

Any avid cafe hopper worth his or her salt will tell you Bali is the destination for your coffee and brunch fix in Southeast Asia. And having embarked on my first trip ever last month, I can see why!

Tucked away from the bustling Seminyak area, NOOK offers visitors a much needed slice of tranquility, with its laid back vibes, whitewashed interior, and sprawling views of a neighbouring rice paddy field and nary a high rise building in sight (a rare sight for a Singaporean).

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