KINEX Mall – Restaurants and Food Places


(Updated May 2019) KINEX Mall (previously known as One KM Mall) in Tanjong Katong is situated between City Plaza and Haig Road Food Centre. The mall is linked to the residential tower known as Katong Regency and is a five minute walk from the Paya Lebar MRT station. There is no lack of eating places at KINEX Mall – whether you just want coffee, snacks or something more substantial.

KINEX Mall - Restaurants and Food Places
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Lunch at Halcyon & Crane, new cafe at Paragon Orchard Singapore


Halcyon & Crane is a new cafe at Paragon Orchard, Singapore. This new restaurant by the people behind Birds of a Feather has taken over the space on level 3 Paragon that previously housed O’Coffee Club. On our last visit to Birds of a Feather, we were impressed by the attractive decor and good service, a big leap from the usual bare industrial look of new cafes in Singapore. We were curious to see how the new Halcyon & Crane cafe would be like.

Halcyon & Crane
The new Halcyon & Crane cafe at Paragon Orchard

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Lunch at Czegs’ Cafe in Richmond, a small town near Hobart, Tasmania


One way of exploring Tasmania is to use Hobart as a base.  Quite a few attractions can be covered as a day trip from the city.  There are some small towns to explore near Hobart.  Richmond Village about 30 km from Hobart.  Its two historic attractions are Australia’s oldest bridge (built in 1825) and Australia’s oldest Roman Catholic church, St John’s.    The town itself is a pretty place. We had lunch at Czegs’ Cafe in Richmond. It was a decision we did not lightly make as we only had the chance to have only one meal there. It turned out to be a good decision.

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An affordable lunch at Orchard Road


Does a $7++ lunch in Orchard Road sound like a good deal?  Roast beef sandwich and designer cappuccino in a top location in the prestigious Paragon Orchard Mall, no less. This is a quick and short post to share with you our recent affordable lunch at Orchard Road.

Affordable lunch in Orchard Road
63Celsisus in Paragon (File picture)

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Paul Westgate weekday all day set menu and dinner promotion


Paul Westgate is the Jurong East outlet of Paul bakery and cafe.  This ground floor cafe one of the better looking eateries at the Westgate mall and has a distinct French cafe look. They seem to have made some changes to their decor and replaced their cushy chairs with more practical wooden ones, but the place has remained largely the same.  On weekdays, they make it more enticing to dine there with a dinner promotion of a 40% discount on selected dishes and a $15.80 all day set menu.

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