Monti Festino @ The Fullerton Pavillion – Singapore’s Longest Brunch by the Bay Featuring Live Risotto, Homemade Pasta, Frutti de Mare, and More (Invite)

Sunday brunches are made of these – long, slow-paced afternoons with your loved ones, your favourite dishes on the table, coupled with a picturesque view of the city on a weekend. Oh, and not forgetting a glass of bubbly in hand as you contemplate life’s simple pleasures.

Dubbed the longest brunch in Singapore (for the day long music and partying that commences after 3pm), Monti Festino is a new Sunday brunch concept by Monti, that aims to bring together the world’s finest ingredients, as well as smooth house tunes to create a feast for the senses.

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Binge Watching DBS SPARKS with Deliveroo – Readers’ Giveaway till 30 April 2017 (Invite)

If you’ve worked with me long enough, you would know that one of my greatest guilty pleasures is sitting down with a juicy meal and an even juicier drama on my computer during lunch time. Call me anti-social, but nothing should stand between you and a good, relaxing lunch on a hectic day!

A new mini series by DBS Bank really caught my eye a few months back. Played by an ensemble of local and regional actors, including theatre veteran Adrian Pang,  SPARKS is a collection of stories about a team of young bankers and their clients across Asia.

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Artbox Singapore @ Marina Bayfront Event Space (14-16 & 21-23 April 2017) – What to Check Out if You Absolutely Must Go (Invite)

Regular travellers to Bangkok would be familiar with Artbox, the pop-up concept which features an array of hipster food and goods in giant shipping containers.

For fans of this famous flea market, the Singapore edition, consisting of over 300 stalls (made up of approximately 500 vendors in rotation) spread across 50 000 square feet, will be held at Marina Bayfront event space for the next 2 weekends.

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Given all that hype, is Artbox Singapore worthy of a visit?

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The Bakery by Woodlands Sourdough @ Serene Centre – Homemade Artisanal Loaves; Pizza Night on Sundays

I used to have an intense disliking for bread, especially during my kindergarten days. Break time? Soggy white bread slapped around clumpy strawberry jam. Lunch? More flimsy slices of white bread soaked through from being packed with tuna for too long. I vowed to stay away from the treacherous white slices (yes, I know I’m spoilt) until my cafe hopping ventures introduced me to the world of sourdough – robust, crisp, and easily paired with my favourite brunch toppings aka scrambled eggs and bacon.

So when my fellow foodie brought up The Bakery by Woodlands Sourdough, a sourdough specialty outlet, I was undeniably enthused.

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Morganfield’s @ The Star Vista – The Home of Sticky Bones; Leave Your Diet at the Door (Invite)

“You’ll be trying a lot of food today,” the Morganfield’s PR representative told us as the third dish hit the table.

Morganfield’s is known for hearty American food – think Southern style BBQ, craft beers, and sinfully rich desserts  that will send your calorie counter off the charts (not that you should be counting your calories when you’re dining at the self proclaimed Home of the Sticky Bones anyway).

With their new menu launching next month, we were invited for a taste test of their upcoming dishes and signatures at their outlet at The Star Vista.

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Yunomori Onsen @ Kallang Wave Mall – Singapore’s 1st Japanese Onsen and Spa

I’ve always wanted to visit an onsen during my Japan trips, but never got the chance to. So when Yunomori Onsen opened in Kallang Wave Mall late last year, I decided to wait till the crowd had died down before going.

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For the uninitiated, an onsen is a Japanese hot spring with bathing facilities attached. Commonly associated with Japanese culture, its rustic, simplistic charm is a hit with tourists.

Since many of my friends asked about my experience (after seeing the many snaps from my Instagram stories), I thought I would share about my day at Yunomori – including how to get the most out of your visit!

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Roy Thai Kitchen @ Hougang Block 106 – Authentic Thai Food in a Kopitiam (Invite)

Did you know? Roy stands for “authentic” in Thai. So don’t go asking for a man named Roy the next time you’re at Roy Thai Kitchen in Hougang Block 106.

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Jokes aside, though, it’s evident that the owners of Roy Thai Kitchen were gunning for authenticity, judging by the strong flavours of sweet, sour and spicy in their cooking. No punches spared on the palate!

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