Weekend

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Been meaning to ask le bf to try the Hakka Yong Tau Foo at the Upper Thomson area but it’s always super crowded and very hard to find parking. We were in luck the other day… I liked it but the bf say it’s so-so only. Spent about $12 for 2, which is not expensive but not cheap also.

You can pick the ingredients you like, and they will fry it and pour this nice gravy all over. Not like the normal Yong Tau Foo which is cooked in soup or served dry with sauce. I like the veg! Very soft and goes well with the gravy.

There’s 2 Yong Tau Foo store side by side. Don’t go to the wrong one… The one with good reviews is the 928 Ngee Fou Ampang Yong Tau Foo (義和正宗安邦酿豆腐).

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(義和正宗安邦酿豆腐)

928 Upper Thomson Road
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Back to Sembawang Hills to chill after an exploding lunch…

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Dinner at Ma Maison with the girls~ Haven’t seen them for so long!!

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Spent most of Sunday waiting at home for le bf to end work. Did some spring cleaning in the meantime. I was craving mookata so back to our favorite Huay Kwang Thai! Side note, I was so so bloated at night I couldn’t sleep till 2am. Think my digestion problem might be acting up again.

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&&&&&&& we finally booked our tickets to Perth after dinner! Yayyyy very excited cause I haven’t been to Aussie before. And it’s also our first trip together. I already know that it’s gonna be awesome.

Adventure Saturday – Bollywood Veggies & Neo Tiew Estate

Before adventure Saturday started, we headed to M1 to see if the phone I wanted was in stock… and yet again, the chio baby pink Samsung A5 is not here yet.

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So after looking around, I decided to get the S5 instead cause the specs seem better… plus I cannot wait anymore.

The salesperson told me I had to exhaust the battery before charging it fully. So I decided to use it to take photos for later since the photo quality is not bad!

Bollywood Veggies

100 Neo Tiew Road,
Singapore 719026 (Kranji)

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Credits: Bollywood Veggies

We headed to Bollywood Veggies after lunch. It’s a farm in the Kranji area. First impressions… it was way bigger than we imagined!

I didn’t have a hat on or anything and thought that my rosacea skin could actually survive the scorching sun, what a joke..

5 mins later at the farm..

TY: “I go get the mosquito patch okay. Stupid mozzies killin’ usssss”

Me: “Okay b, can you bring the umbrella too?? So hot gonna die!”

TY: “Huh…. really ah. Where got people use umbrella at the farm one….. ok ok.”

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Yeah, I was the only one with an umbrella at the farm. #creatingtrends

Ok lah, given that the entry fee was only $2 each, I’d say it’s pretty worth it to learn and see so many different types of trees and plants. We spent maybe 1-2 hours there exploring the farm. Notable attractions are the banana walk and the lotus root pond.

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They also have a cafe called the Poison Ivy bistro which serves up a local fare. I wouldn’t mind trying if we weren’t already full. Menu here. We had red bean ice cream which was pretty nice.

I’ll recommend this place as family friendly but please bring mosquito spray!! Got so many bites it wasn’t even funny. Seems to be a popular place with angmohs too.

Neo Tiew Estate

After the farm visit, we were on the way back, talking bout visiting Neo Tiew Estate next time, and then we drove right past it! Made a u-turn and headed for the abandoned Neo Tiew Estate.

I first read about it on blogger Joy Loh’s page and been wanting to visit. Who knew it was so near Bollywood Veggies?!

Will you dare to go inside?

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Credits: http://www.expatadventuresinsingapore.com/2014/05/neo-tiew-abandoned-hdb-estate.html

The gate was open so we drove in. An abandoned HDB estate out of nowhere, with just a few blocks of flats, a wet market and a playground. Spooky much?

Theories on the net said that residents moved out overnight because of some haunting, and the residents just grabbed their things and left, leaving behind all the furniture and things in the house intact. But, after researching, seems that this place was en-bloc and the residents relocated to Jurong side.

We explored a little… and suddenly this cold gust of wind started blowing there’s really nothing much lah.

It’s been refurbished and is currently used as a military exercise site. It’s still quite fascinating and I love how nostalgic everything looked… just like the olden days.

So of course I took many photos and am excited to blog bout this right.. now, let me tell you the story of the missing photos.

Samsung has this transfer app thingy where you can basically transfer everything on your old phone (S3) to your new one (S5) very conveniently. We got home and settled down to watch a movie. I just selected all the folders on my old phone and hit ‘transfer‘. It took less than half an hour. Fast right?

But, I realised I just transferred all 5000++ photos from my S3 to my S5. Walau, now I’ve to go delete them slowly.. (if not, I’ll run outta space)

So the smartie bf suggested to factory restore it. And I agreed! (How could I…?!)

Only after factory restoring did I realise… the photos from Bollywood Vegg and Neo Tiew were in the S5!!!! How terribly smart! :( 

I admit I was very upset and sulked about it for a long time. But I’m over it now. Afterall, the memories at the places we went to will always be kept in my heart. Would have liked the photos for remembrance though… girls will always be girls. 

Till the next adventure Saturday… I’ll be sure to bring my cam out so nothing gets deleted accidentally this time.

P.s.. random: if you’re bored, go download the game The Battle Cats.
It’s super fun and the cats are so cute heh. XOXO

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Sigh.. I miss the days where we could meet for dinner on week nights or text during the day… Still trying to be as independent as I possibly can be. Used to have you to look forward to every 2-3 days, but now I watch the days crawl by and pray for the weekend to come again soon. Even when we do survive the week in one piece, it’s often over in a jiffy. Why is time never enough when I’m with you?

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Sunday Folks x Yahava

Haven’t been to cafes lately, maybe we’re having the cafe-hopping fatigue, but we got our asses down to Sunday Folks last weekend. Like finally. I’ve been whining about wanting to try since a long time ago. From what I read online, SF is well known for their famous waffles and soft-serve ice cream.

We headed to Holland V for lunch first. The weather was so so hot and all I wanted was aircon and ice cream. Just to find a snaking queue outside SF :'(

I know lah, we should have gotten a queue number first and then go for lunch.. Didn’t think the queue would be that long since it’s our first time there.

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We saw Churrosity on the way and grabbed a Churro to-go!

Nobody says no to Churros. No-bardy. But it was so-so only, not very fantastic. Still prefer the one at Habitat Coffee.

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After an hr + of aimless walking around, it’s finally our turn. FINALLY!

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Other than choosing the flavour of ice cream, you can add some toppings like nama chocolate, almonds, oat crumbles etc at $1.90 each. I thought it was pretty gimmicky, so none for me.

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We didn’t have to wait very long for our food to be served even though the entire cafe’s packed. Waffles were really crisp, chewy and taste good even on their own but it’s way nicer paired with the ice cream!

We had the Gula Melaka flavour, which was a hot favorite in reviews online. I liked the combination very much!

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I don’t mind coming back again, but that’s if I’m eating at HV and can get a queue number first lah. Want to try Creamier soooooon :)

Sunday ;

We went back to Sembawang Hills again. We’ve been here just 2-3 weeks ago.

Tried LeBan Cafe located nearby the last time we visited. Food was so-so only. Tried a chinese cze char place this time and the food was bad. No photos cause it didn’t look very nice. Perhaps Sembawang Hills is not really a good place for food?

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Artsy bread shop near Yahava. We tried the cinnamon bun which was pretty yums in the tums.

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Bf likes the koffee at Yahava. It’s a very quiet and quaint cafe which we recently came to like. Not too crowded and serves quality koffee. Hopefully not too much people find out about it (#selfish) so it can remain as our coffee haven for lazy Sunday afternoons :)

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Craving for lava cake again. I think they might have secretly added some pot in that magical bowl of lava goodness that keeps us going back for more. This is and will always be our favourite (till something better comes along, ha).

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Currently checking out air ticket promos for the March period.. Hoping to do some travelling with b :) Actually a little scared to fly with the recent airlines incidents but I think it’s generally still quite safe lah. Will love to visit somewhere new, maybe HK or Aussie which is not too far away. Hopefully he gets his leave soon then the actual planning can commence!

Nothing exciting happening lately, but we’ve a new found love and obsession with board games. So far, we’ve played Cards against humanityBang!, Bohnanza, Games of Thrones, Settlers of Catan, Resistance Avalon, DC Comics Deck Building game, Saboteur, Dixit and some others I can’t remember. It’s so addictive we cannot stop!!

Got some from Taobao and looking to buy more from Amazon hehe. I find boardgames are a good way to spend time with friends and it’s quite economical, as compared to hanging out in town and watching movies and all. Yay to new games!

Adventure Saturday – Gardens by the Bay

Finally visited Gardens by the Bay with bb over the weekend :) So stressed out by work and relationship issues lately… going back to nature always help to take some stress away.

So we started from the free outdoor gardens.. weather was really good (cloudy and no hot sun)

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We haven’t even explored most of the free gardens when it started drizzling. Zzzz.. Had no choice but to head to the observatories to take shelter. Decided that we might as well pay to go into the observatories since we’re already there.

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Yuletide in the Flower Dome: 17 Nov 2014 – 6 Jan 2015

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I think it’d have been really pretty to be at at Gardens by the Bay with the Christmas lights at night. Oh wells, next year maybe…. Lezzgooooooo!

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The Christmas decor was surprisingly… small. Just repeats of the same flowers and a place for people to take photos.

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I could look at daisies the whole day. idk why but they just look so cheery and happy.
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There’s a whole section on cactuses. Didn’t know there were so many varieties!

Some special ones we saw:

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 This is a statue of a human on a horse. In case you think it’s a cactus too, lol

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CLOUD FOREST

We were greeted by this towering waterfall at the entrance. The whole floor was wet cause it splatters. So cold we were freezing to death. You basically go up to the top level (level 7) and walk downwards, exploring the different types of plants at different altitudes.

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Learnt something new :)

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We spent like 3-4 hrs at the free outdoor gardens and the two observatories. For $20/pax, I would say it’s quite worth it! I wish there were more signs & boards though; most of the time we don’t know what we’re looking at.

Hope to visit Gardens at night to see the beautiful lights the next time!

Opening hours and ticketing, click here

Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Singapore 018953

X’mas & New Year

Really happy to have celebrated X’mas and New Year with a great bunch.

It’s been a fateful year. Goodbye 2014. I bid goodbye to all the memories, all the drama and all the sadness in 2014.

A new year & a new start.
Please be better to me and my loved ones, 2015.

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