What to eat and buy at Don Don Donki @ Orchard Central Singapore

We had no intention of visiting the new Japanese store Don Don Donki which opened at Orchard Central Singapore last Friday.  We were using the Orchard Road underpass crossing from Centrepoint when we saw the big crowds. Curiosity got the better of us and we made a detour to see what the store with the weird name was about. It was quite crowded and so we only did a quick and scattered visit. This short post is not meant to be a comprehensive review of Don Don Donki, but hopefully will provide enough information to our readers to make a decision whether to make a trip down to the basement of Orchard Central.

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TOP Restaurants and Cafes in Robertson Quay

TOP Restaurants and Cafes in Robertson Quay

TOP Restaurants and Cafes in Robertson Quay

Named after Municipal Councillor, Dr J. Murray Robertson, Robertson Quay is one of three quays located along the Singapore River (the others being Boat Quay and Clarke Quay). In the place of the old godowns and shophouses in the area there are now condominiums and hotels. A few of the warehouses have been preserved and restored or incorporated into new developments. As is typical in Singapore, many of these restored buildings become homes to restaurants, cafes and bars, turning Robertson Quay into a vibrant dining and entertainment enclave. Stretched out along the river are buzzing bars as well as family friendly bistros, cosy cafes as well as intimate dinner restaurants. There are many nice F&B places in Robertson Quay and here is The Ordinary Patrons’ (TOP) guide to Restaurants and Cafes in Robertson Quay.

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New SingPost Centre Mall Opens – Food Galore

SingPost Centre Food

SingPost Centre (or Singapore Post Centre) is touted as Singapore’s first shopping mall that offers a complete suite of eCommerce logistics solutions.  A walk around the newly opened SingPost Centre Mall may suggest that for most Singaporeans the “e” in “eCommerce” stands for Eating. Food places take centrestage and it is easy to forget that the General Post Office is there. There are so many things to eat and the SingPost Centre food options are varied and generally reasonably priced.

SingPost Centre Food

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Look, play, eat & drink – our walking food tour of Geylang

What to do this weekend? We recently did a two-hour walkabout and food tour of Geylang to enjoy the laid back feel of Singapore and to try some nice food and drinks along the way. The entire walk is only about 1 km, but it is meant to be done in a leisurely manner, with many stops along the way.

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The restaurants of Savourworld at Kent Ridge, Science Park Drive

(Updated in Sep 2017 to include information provided by Mr Michel Lu and some extra photos)  Compared to the folks living in the East, the residents of West Singapore do not have such a wide selection of dining options and restaurants. We were therefore excited to read the news of the opening of a large 60,000 sq ft dining enclave (30 Jan 2017 article in the Straits Times “Savour the best of both worlds“).  During our initial visit in August, most of the restaurants were operational but only on weekdays.  It seems that they are in the “soft-opening” mode at present. The grand opening is now scheduled for the weekend of 30 Sep to 1 October 2017.   That is when all the restaurants will be ready and open for evenings and weekends.  An Oktoberfest event is scheduled for 13 to 15 October.

 

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Our Tampines Hub Restaurants, Cafes & Other Food Places

Our Tampines Hub

Our Tampines Hub

One of the  dictionary definitions of “Hub” is “the central or main part of something where there is most activity“. There is little doubt that Our Tampines Hub (OTH) is going to be the central part of Tampines with the most activity. There is so much to see and do in OTH. In Singapore, most activities will involve food in some way. A good array of Restaurants, Cafes & Other Food Places Our Tampines Hub should ensure that those going to OTH –  whether to watch a game, visit government agencies, participate in sports or window shop – will have no lack of food options. We took a quick tour and compiled a list of the Our Tampines Hub Restaurants and Cafes which we have seen. There should be a few more F&B outlets opening up in OTH in the coming months.

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