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Offers exciting creations of hot and cool drinks, delicious cakes and much more. The surroundings are elegant and pleasing and the service is great. The food is always fresh and well prepared. Dining at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is a great experience. The restaurant serves fabulous unique Halal food items and beverages which are perfect for diners looking for food in a Muslim friendly environment....more

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  • Eid 2020 | 5 Tips To Have A Healthy Eid This Year

    The blessed month of Ramadan is coming to an end which means Eid is just around the corner. Despite the Covid-19 bringing about changes to our lives and how we might be celebrating this year's Eid, for example having video calls instead of visiting, we could still enjoy delicious food at the comfort of our own homes. Food and drinks have always been essential in our Eid celebration. Often, we would give or exchange food with our loved ones and neighbors. via GIPHY The typical Eid menu consists of:  Ketupat  Lontong  Rendang  Ayam Masak Merah  Briyani  Sambal Goreng  On top of that, we usually have sweet treats like: Tarts  Sugee Makmur Cornflakes Some very lucky ones would also get to eat savory treats like:  Kerepek  Kuih Siput Rempeyek  All these awesome treats do not go unaccompanied. We would always have drinks to go with the sweet or savory treats. Our typical drinks consist of:  Teh Tarik Coffee  Carbonated drinks Syrup drinks  After a month of fasting, it is important to be kind to your stomach by not over-indulging this Eid even though the food is just too irresistible. Here are some tips on how to have a healthy Eid this year!  via GIPHY 1. Exercise Portion Control Image Credit: Natalia Y on Unsplash Controlling your food portion is of utmost importance as it helps to keep your weight in check. Remember, it is not about being skinny but it is definitely about staying healthy (you could check whether you are in a healthy range here). Image Credit: My Healthy Plate by Health Hub SG You could follow this simple My Healthy Plate guide to see how much food and which kind to put onto your plate for that healthy meal.  Additionally, chewing your food many times slowly can reduce your overall food intake. Take smaller bites so that you do not feel pressured to chew extremely quickly and even swallow before you are done chewing properly. This helps to ensure you have proper digestion and that you could get the nutrients from the food you had just eaten.  2. Add Fruits and Vegetables to your Meal  Image Credit: Stefano Alemani on Unsplash Instead of just adding fruits and vegetables to your menu, be sure to start your meal with fruits and vegetables. This would allow you to consume food that is high in fiber and low in calories. After consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, you are less likely to overeat. On top of that, fruits and vegetables would provide you with natural sugar content that would make you crave the sweet treats lesser (and stay healthier). 3. Drink Water  Image Credit: Jana Sabeth on Unsplash Instead of drinking Teh Tarik or Coffee (caffeinated drinks), carbonated drinks, syrup drinks, and all the other sweet drinks, drink water after your Eid meals. It would be good if you could drink alkaline water (like Zam Zam water) so as to reduce acid reflux. Drinking water is much preferred to drinking all of those drinks mentioned above. Some benefits of drinking water include: Drinking water before, during, and after a meal will help your body break down the food you eat more easily (effective digestion) Water also helps dissolve vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from your food Drinking more water can help you lose some weight too It is important to keep ourselves hydrated during this festive day. If we decide to do some vigorous activity or exercises, remember to drink more water. 4. Exercise Regularly  Image Credit: Kari Shea on Unsplash Even though you are mostly at home on Eid, you could still spend some time to exercise. One such way is to do simple exercises like sit-ups, jumping jacks, lunges, push-ups, and so on. Remember to do warm-up and cool-down stretches so that your muscles are ready to work (after warming up) and cools down well before you hit the showers.  Image Credit: The Ultimate 20 Minutes Workout by Health Hub SG Even doing house chores could be like a simple workout for you. Remember, even prior to doing house chores, you need to warm up your muscles and cool down once you are done.  Another important thing to note is to ensure that you do not sleep right after a meal as this may cause you to feel more tired. Wait for the food to fully digest first which typically takes about 4 hours before it is fully digested. Additionally, do not exercise immediately after your meal as this could cause to either vomit or be too exhausted to move your muscles.  5. Substitution for a Healthier Choice  Image Credit: amoon ra on Unsplash So how to stay awake right after a meal? You could start by looking at the food that you eat. Try to replace the usual ingredients with healthier ones as well as changing some of your usual cooking methods.  Replace Usual Ingredients with Healthier Ones It is good to replace the usual white rice that we consume with brown rice. Brown rice has vitamin B which aids in converting nutrients into energy.  As for Eid dishes, there are also some ingredients used that could be replaced with healthier ones. In lontong, rendang and some other Eid dishes, we would usually use coconut milk to give that creamy taste (which adds the extra tasty flavour). Instead, we could replace the coconut milk with fiber creme (non-dairy) or fresh milk or even a healthier choice of coconut milk (less creamy hence lesser cholesterol). Image Credit: Maksim Shutov on Unsplash Also, instead of eating deep-fried keropok, we could replace such snacks with nuts. Some examples of healthy nuts include almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts. Image Credit: Yulia Khlebnikova on Unsplash As for drinks, we could use fresh milk instead of sweeteners in our hot drinks for a healthier cup of hot Teh Tarik or coffee. Also, we could drink fruit juice instead of carbonated or syrup drinks. One of our highly recommended juices is pomegranate juice. Pomegranate juice has a lot of benefits; it is high in vitamin C, improves digestion, has high antioxidants, and many more.  As for our awesome readers who bake their own sweet/savory Eid treats (salute!), you could replace white sugar in your sweet treats with natural sweeteners (such as honey and stevia). You could also replace butter (which is high in cholesterol) in your cookies with natural oil (like vegetable or olive oil).  Change some Cooking Methods Apart from replacing the usual ingredients with healthier ones, you could also change some cooking methods. Instead of deep-frying, you could switch to air frying. Air fryers require only a fraction of oil that deep fryers require. Therefore, people can have a healthier meal that has similar flavors and textures. This is desirable as air frying lowers a person’s oil intake.    We hope with these simple tips, you could enjoy not just a memorable Eid but also a healthier Eid. Stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy. Eid Mubarak! via GIPHY   ...

  • Travel In The Future: Travel Trends You Should Look Out For In 2020

    Halal tourism is a booming market, expanding rapidly in the global trend. The demand is speculated to increase in years to come as the Muslim population around the world is growing. We have seen how some destinations have embraced the Halal tourism trend by ensuring they are Muslim friendly, providing Halal cuisine and the information needed for one to consider when traveling. Let's have a look at some of the travel trends that you should look out for in 2020! via GIPHY 1. The "Muslim Social Impact Travel" Spirit Credit Image: Annie Spratt on Unsplash  Islam has taught us to foster good relations with our society. We are taught to care for the less fortunate, extending help and charity as much as possible. Leading a balanced life and being eco-friendly without causing harm to nature is also in tune with Islamic beliefs. The younger generation seeks to make more cultural and social impact when travelling instead of just travelling for leisure. Apart from having a fun trip, they want a trip that adds values and make meaningful experiences. These trips enable them to give back to society, making a positive impact and minimize harm to the environment.Opting to buy from local businesses over large corporations is an example of keeping this spirit alive. In this manner, the skills and livelihood of locals are recognized and valued. Combining travel with volunteering has been made possible too. An organization like WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) links volunteers to farmers in building a sustainable community. How else can you attain an enjoyable yet fulfilling trip with incredible learning experiences?  With the rise of this travel spirit, service providers that implement travel packages that align with social values are more likely to attract a greater pool of audiences.  2. Catering Off-track Destinations to Muslim Travelers Credit Image: Andreas Wagner on Unsplash Over-tourism can be a factor for popular destinations to lose its hype. More and more travelers are searching for the less-traveled destinations, away from tourist hotspots. These destinations are less crowded and often provides a more authentic experience. The fact that it is untainted by tourists may be attractive to Muslim travelers as they are more attracted to a unique and exotic experience before they become mainstream. However, the setback of travelling to these destinations lies in certain travel considerations of a Muslim traveler, like the ability to find Halal food.  An example of an off-track destination is Brunei. Brunei receives approximately 259,000 visitors annually, which makes it a less-traveled destination. Brunei will be a perfect destination for a Muslim traveler as they cater to the Muslim travel needs. With these consumer preferences in mind, destinations may have to embrace the diverse needs of travellers in order to continue attracting them, which includes catering to the faith-based needs of Muslim travellers. 3. Overcoming Islamophobia  Credit Image: T. Chick McClure on Unsplash The issue of Islamophobia is no longer foreign to most of us. We have seen how it has elevated to hate crime in certain parts of the world. It might be a concern for a Muslim traveler to consider going on a trip to destinations where Islamophobia is widespread. Like any other travelers, safety and security are a priority for Muslim travelers.  As we enter Halal Travel 2.0 with technology as an important driver, we find that more Muslim travelers are able to make meticulous decisions with regards to their next destination. This is attributed to the increase in digital tools as well as the effect of technology in making the world more interconnected. We can get information within seconds with official news channels and social media. The unlimited information obtained through social media and official news sites thus assures both current and future travelers when making informed decisions for their next destination. This becomes important as destinations continue to provide more Muslim-friendly services and are dedicated to improving the local climate for travelers.  4. The Global Travel Wallet Credit Image: Jonas Leupe on Unsplash As mentioned earlier, technology continues to influence our daily life. Advanced security in face recognition and thumbprint technology makes e-wallet and mobile payment possible. It has gained popularity amongst travelers, providing ease while guaranteeing safety. More merchants are making digital payment methods available, promising efficiency, security, and convenience for travelers.Muslim travelers can thus enjoy digital transactions without worries as FinTech companies offer value-added service. Traditional banks understand the need for e-commerce payment transactions for their Muslim clients, thus motivating them to introduce financial services to facilitate travel needs.  5. Drivers of Muslim Female Travelers Growth Credit Image: Noorulabdeen Ahmad on Unsplash With almost 45% of the Muslim travel market comprising of Muslim women, we can expect to see more activities caterred to this group of travelers. According to another report by Crescentrating published last year, two-thirds of the women travelers are below the age of 40. And half of them use social media to arrange for accommodation and dining. The influence of social media also shapes the activities engaged by these group of travelers.A small travel company, Intrepid Travel offers tours that cater to women only. Although the choices are currently limited, female travelers can experience the culture and traditions that another country has to offer.We hope that with more initiatives driven by a company, it will inspire more companies to run similar or better initiatives to provide such inclusive services that cater to the female Muslim travelers. This will capture the market of female Muslim travelers with more services like these in place.  6. The Rise Of Halal Gastronomy   Credit Image: Fabrizio Magoni on Unsplash With the growth of Muslim travelers around the world, destinations have seen the need to expand the Halal food industry. More services and operators are redesigning their culinary activities to include Muslim-friendly gastronomy tours and activities. Muslim travelers are also keen in participating in food tours and festivals as an experience to immerse in different cultural experiences. This would impact the food industry and lead to new developments to diversify and include the Halal culinary.  Taking Japan as an example, it has embraced the Halal gastronomy and has been organizing Halal Expo every year since 2014. As of last year, there has been a growth in vendors that offers culinary ranging from Halal to Muslim-friendly food and beverages. 7. The Daud Kim Effect Credit Image: Kushagra Kevat on Unsplash Daud Kim is a former Korean singer turn popular vlogger, who now brings his viewers with him through his journey into Islam. With massive subscribers in his Youtube channel, it is no doubt that young Muslims find him relatable and enjoy his content.His videos have been inspirational as he shares with the viewers the faith-based needs of a Muslim. His simple yet unique style videos doesn't only cater to Muslims, but also non-Muslims. Apart from promoting a Muslim-friendly environment and sharing travel needs to the world, the Daud Kim Effect also continue to play a significant role in reducing stereotypes and changing preconceived perceptions of Muslim travelers. Through creating a positive impact, this trend will help in shaping a better travel market for Muslim travelers. 8. The Ertugrul Phenomenon Credit Image: Krists Luhaers on Unsplash It is no surprise that dramas and movies can influence one's decision to travel. Movies like Lord of The Rings had travelers flock to New Zealand. Meanwhile, the Korean Wave, which saw the spread of K-dramas and K-pop all over the world, has made South Korea a popular tourist destination. Resurrection Ertugrul, a Turkish television drama series inspired by Islamic history and heritage, is one of those well-produced shows that has made Sorgut, the town where this series was shot at, a popular tourist destination.Apart from its entertainment value, these shows have effectively revived the interest of Muslims to learn more about these past figures and history. The increasing popularity of these shows will continue to impact the travel market as it piques the travelers' curiousity. via GIPHY There you have it, the travel trends that you should look out for in 2020. We've seen how there's a rise in the Halal tourism trend as many countries are adopting more Muslim-friendly services. With these travel trends increasingly catered to the Muslim community, Muslim travellers can be rest assured and plan their next destination with ease. ...

  • Goshin Ramen - New Halal Japanese Restaurant In Changi Airport Singapore!

    Don’t know about you but Japanese cuisine is just something we can’t get enough of! It could be because each dish is meant to remain true to its roots and so most Japanese restaurants maintain a high quality in their cooking. We‘re so excited to share with you about the new Halal Restaurant in town – Goshin Ramen. We were so thankful to have been able to get our hands on some of their popular dishes. via GIPHY Note! Goshin Ramen is known to serve big bowls of servings so bring your friends along when you’re here! Located in Changi Airport’s Terminal 4, Goshin Ramen is Halal-Certified and serves authentic Japanese cuisine. On top of that, Goshin Ramen also experiments with fusion dishes like their Nasi Lemak Donburi with an aim to create a dish familiar to the older generation of the Malay community in Singapore. The Nasi Lemak Donburi came as a surprise to us since the Nasi Lemak (rice that is cooked with coconut milk) was not as fragrant as the traditional Nasi Lemak. It turns out that they wanted to replace the heavy taste of coconut milk with something lighter so that it does not overpower the entire dish. After rounds of research and development, they found that Virgin Coconut Oil was the best alternative to replace the coconut milk.  To be completely honest, we were not expecting the Nasi Lemak to be very different from the traditional Nasi Lemak. However, after tasting the dish, we then understood how the absence of that strong coconut flavor gave the rest of the ingredients a chance to stand out. The dish is topped off with their very own egg tamago (Japanese omelet) in replacement of sunny side up eggs in the traditional Nasi Lemak, turmeric flavored fried chicken, tempura bits, shredded seaweed and lastly the classic sambal (chili), an essential in any Nasi Lemak dish.  Their Wagyu Karubi Ramen (SGD$18.80) is a must-try when you’re here. The broth in this dish is extremely light but still flavorful. Different from different Japanese restaurants, you might find that their broth could be on the salty side since the flavor of the broth tends to overpower the dish. However, something about this broth makes it really light but still complements the main ingredient of the dish which is their wagyu. The Wagyu Karubi Ramen uses parts of the Wagyu beef ribs air-flown from Japan.  If you’re a fan of huge prawns, the Daikairo Ramen (SGD$16.80) is something you want to get your hands on. Just like their Wagyu Karubi Ramen, the Daikairo Ramen is cooked with a broth that is extremely light and easy to savor. Personally, we’re not fans of thick and salty broths so this one is right up our alley. The Daikairo Ramen uses a seafood broth that has a little spice in it to overcome the jelak-ness (when one gets sick of a certain taste) but is completely safe for kids. In this dish, you’ll be served with Big Tiger Prawns right at the top of this dish.  Goshin Ramen also serves an array of dry ramen such as their Ramen Rebus (SGD$14.80, another twist to the traditional Mee Rebus), Mala Ramen (SGD$16.80), Tori Katsu Kare Ramen (SGD$14.80) and their very own Toryufu Ramen (SGD16.80). The Toryufu Ramen is a truffle flavored ramen topped off with sauteed mixed mushroom. Some of the mushrooms include oyster and enoki mushroom. Then, break into their Ajitsuke Tamago and watch the golden egg yolk ooze out of it! The egg is then topped off with some fish roe to complete the dish.  If the sashimi is something you’d look for in a Japanese restaurant, you bet there is. Goshi Ramen serves an extensive menu of sashimi and sushi. Some of their signatures include their Sashimi Platter (SGD$18), Kani Tempura (SGD$2.60) and their Tamago Zensai (SGD$3.20). On our next visit to Goshin Ramen, we’ll definitely try some of their Nadare Moriawase (Avalanche Sushi Roll) and their Aburi Sushi. We’re really eyeing their Spicy Shake Nadare (SGD$12.80, fresh salmon trout avalanche with special homemade spicy mayonnaise), their Aburi Shake Chizu (SGD$ 3.40, seared salmon sushi with cheese) and their Aburi Wagyu (SGD$12, seared Wagyu sushi). Lastly, presenting our favorite dish, one that we’ll definitely come back for more. Drum roll please! The Saba-Shioooo~~~~ Something about this dish tastes just so good. The Saba-shio (SGD$12) is a grilled mackerel served on a grill with heated charcoal to maintain the heat and the freshness of the grilled mackerel. Goshin Ramen had originally served the grilled mackerel on an ordinary plate when they first opened. However, they soon realized that customers value an extravagant presentation. Thankfully they decided to keep the grill because it definitely elevated the dish and keeps it fresh thanks for the charcoal. The Saba-shio is definitely something we’d recommend to anyone who’s going to Goshin Ramen. Love! Drinks! We tried their Goshin Sunburst and their Summer Peach Soda. While the Summer Peach Soda gives a great presentation with an orange purple ombre when you stir the drink (an illustration of the sunset), we love the Goshin Sunburst. The Goshin Sunburst, in a nutshell, is a peach syrup that is being mixed with soda. However, what we love most about the drink are the bobas. These little bobas are the type that bursts into a liquid when you squeeze it in your mouth. It definitely made the refreshing drink a lot more interesting! Address: Level 2M Public Area, 10 Airport Blvd, Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 4, 819665 Opening Hours: 10:30AM to 11PM (Everyday) Facebook | Instagram...

  • Craving For That Thrill? Here Are 10 Most Thrilling Activities You Can Do In Singapore

    Do you like the sound of your heart pounding? Do you secretly love screaming at the top of your lungs? If you do, then this article is just for you! We would like to get you on your toes and off the ground with our 10 most recommended thrilling activities that you can do in Singapore if you crave for some adrenaline rush.  via GIPHYAlso Read: Goshin Ramen - New Halal Japanese Restaurant In Changi Airport Singapore! 1. SuperPark Singapore Credit Image: https://www.superpark.com.sg  SuperPark Singapore has three main themes, namely, Adventure Area, Game Arena and Freestyle Hall. SuperPark Singapore offers an array of activities like flying fox, pedal car track, tube slide, sports games, skating activities and so many more. If you are a fan of Ninja Warrior, you could also have a taste of what it is like to be a Ninja Warrior on SuperPark’s Ninja Track! The best thing about this place is, you could bring your whole family over and everyone can experience adrenaline rush regardless of their ages. Address: Suntec City (North Wing) 3, Tower 1, #02-477, Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038989 Contact: 6208 8322  Opening Hours:Mon – Fri 10am-9pm | Sat & Sun 9am-9pm Price: Ticket Prices differ according to timing of entrance. There are two types of tickets; the SuperDay tickets (weekends) and the Regular tickets (weekdays).   Prices for SuperDay tickets according to different timings Timing  Price 9am - 1pm  SGD 32 1.30pm - 5.30pm SGD 40 6pm - 9pm SGD 28 * All day ticket from 9am - 9pm SGD 48 Prices for Regular tickets according to different timings Timing  Price 6pm - 9pm SGD 22 * All day ticket 10am - 9pm SGD 35 Important things to note SuperPark grip socks are always required while you are in the park. Ticket price excludes grip socks; SGD$3 per pair. It is better to book your tickets online so that you would not be disappointed upon discovering that tickets are sold out upon walk-ins.  Website | Facebook | Instagram 2. Nerf Action Xperience Nerf Action Xperience at Marina Square provides thrilling activities for family or groups. As the name suggests, you will be doing gun-cocking activities using Nerf guns which involves killing zombies! Alas, you can live your life-long dream of becoming zombie-hunters just like in the Walking Dead series.  Credit Image: SG Magazine Apart from killing zombies, you could also compete with your friends and family in the Capture the Flag activity. You could unleash all that energy in this exciting game and get all competitive in this heart thumping competition.  Credit Image: HoneyKids After all that running and chasing, you could slow down a little by doing the rope courses and slides at the playgrounds. However, do not be tricked by the look of the courses. They make look easy but you will definitely break a sweat trying to complete them.  Address: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-208. Singapore 039594. Contact: 8388 3448 Opening Hours: Open daily between 12pm - 8pm Price: From SGD 29 (prices differ with the different activities selected)  Website | Facebook | Instagram 3. K.STAR  Karaoke with friends and family can be really fun but at K.Star, it brings fun to a whole new level. The karaoke activity at K.Star includes Visual Reality games, darts and 23 themed rooms to choose from. There are 5 types of rooms that can accommodate different group sizes.  Credit Image: K.Star Address:  Outlet 1 at Orchard Central: Orchard Central #05-01, Singapore 238896 Outlet 2 at Suntec City: 3 Temasek Boulevard East Atrium #02-727, Singapore 038983 Contact: 6634 2801 (Orchard Central) | 6269 5188 (Suntec City) Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 12pm-3am | Sat & Sun 12pm-5am Price: From $25/room per hour (6-8 pax) (Prices differ according to room and group sizes) Website | Facebook | Instagram 4. Hi Roller – Indoor Roller Skating Rink  Credit Image: Hi Roller Indoor Skating Ring on Facebook Feeling funky? Indoor roller skating with cool lighting is the way to go. There are also classes for all you newbies, so you don't have to worry. On top of that, if you're new to indoor skating, there is a separate red section provided for you to practice first before heading out to the blue zone to join those who are already skilled in skating.  Address: Market Square @ Downtown East, E!Hub, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Level 5, Singapore 519599 Contact: 9694 4094 Opening hours: 11am-9pm Daily Price: $12 for 2 hours (Adult) $10 for 2 hours (Student) Website | Facebook | Instagram 5. Canopy Bridge @ Jewel Credit Image: Jewel Changi Airport Suspended 23 metres above ground, the Canopy Bridge will be a wonderful walk where you can see things from a vantage point. This walk would definitely make you feel like as though you are on cloud nine (especially with the fog coming from both ends of the bridge).  Address: Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666 Opening hours: 10am - 11pm Price:  Standard Rate Adult/Child/Senior - SGD 8 Singapore Residents* Adult/Child/Senior - SGD 7.20 Website | Facebook | InstagramAlso Read: The People of Kampong Glam: The Hashtag Cafe 6. Safari Zoo Run 2020 Credit Image: Safari Zoo Run on Facebook Test your speed by running for a sustainable cause at the Safari Zoo Run 2020. Safari Zoo Run 2020 has a competitive and non-competitive categories of various distances. This is a whole new level of showing how much you care for the beautiful animals at the zoo. On top of that, who is not excited to seize a rare opportunity of wandering through Night Safari in the daytime?  Check out their Facebook page for live updates on when the event will take place.  Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, 729826 Event hours: 7am-11am (Subjected to change due to COVID-19) Price: From $40 Website | Facebook  7. Mega Adventure Park Credit Image: Mega Adventure on Facebook Ever dream of becoming a modern day Tarzan, swinging from one place to another? Well, at Sentosa's Mega Adventure Park, you can finally realise this dream. Mega Adventure Park offers activities like the MegaZip, MegaJump, MegaClimb, and Megabounce. MegaZip is a 450m long zip line that will get your heart thumping as you soar high like an eagle. MegaJump is a parachute stimulator, while Megabounce is a bungee-assisted trampoline. If you still haven't gotten enough of this, you can try the MegaClimb which is a 36-obstacle treetop ropes. For all of you adrenaline junkies out there, you can try out these activities individually or get the package. Prices start from $15.00.  Address: Mega Adventure Park, 10A Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099008 Contact: 6722 3785 Opening hours:  MegaJump & MegaClimb: 11am - 7pm daily (Last entry: 5:30pm) MegaZip & MegaBounce: 11am - 7pm daily (Last entry: 6:45pm) 1 MegaZip + 1 repeat ride for 1 pax only  (last entry 5:30pm)  Prices:  MegaBounce: $15.00 MegaJump: $18.00  MegaClimb: $37.00 MegaZip: $55.00 MegaZip + Bounce Combo: $65.00 MegaZip + Jump + Climb Combo: $75.00 Website | Facebook | Instagram 8. Dazzling Lights at Siloso Beach Credit Image: Sentosa Why not take a breather by watching dazzling light displays at Sentosa’s new Magical Shores light and music show where rainbow projections will dance over the sands of Siloso beach. And the best part of it is that it is absolutely free!  Address: Siloso Beach, Sentosa Opening hours: 7.30pm-10.30pm, Daily While you are there, you should also check out other attractions at Resorts World Sentosa which has another flamboyant showcase, the Lake of Dreams (show at 11pm). Flaming dragons, water cannons and other special effects set against a grandiose soundtrack will surely make you forget all your troubles. Sweetest deal is that, this is also free of charge! Website | Facebook | Instagram 9. Splat Paint House  Credit Image: The Smart Local For all you artistic people (and not so artistic people) out there, painting an abstract piece is no longer impossible. Over at Splat Paint House, you could pretend to be Picasso. Seize the opportunity to splash paint all over your canvas using buckets and even a squirt gun (AWESOME)! Address: 207A Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574346 Opening hours: Tue – Thu 3pm-9pm | Fri 3pm-10pm | Sat 11am-10pm | Sun 11am-8pm (Closed on Mondays) Price: From $30 Website | Facebook | Instagram 10. Staycation at Singapore’s Container Hotel Credit Image: Shipping Container Hotel Here is an exciting idea for a unique and thrilling hotel experience in Singapore. You can experience living “off-the-grid” at Singapore’s first and only Pop-up Shipping Container Hotel. The exciting thing about this hotel is that you will be placed in a shipping container at different parts of the island and away from the crowd! What's fascinating about this new hotel is that it provides the same facilities any hotel suite offers such as a bedroom, living room, dining room, full kitchen, aircon, fresh running water, and many more. Want to experience a thrilling yet luxurious experience? Check out Shipping Container Hotel now!  For now, the Shipping Container Hotel has got two locations. Address:  Lock 77 Ayer Rajah Crescent  Block 81 Ayer Rajah Crescent  Price: $140 per night Website | Facebook | InstagramAlso Read: Singapore: 6 Family-Friendly Attractions You Need To Go At Least Once! via GIPHY There you have it, our 10 most recommended thrilling activities that you can try in Singapore. We may have come to the end of the article but we hope that your excitement and eagerness to try out these thrilling activities remain. Be sure to check out 10 of our most recommended thrilling activities that will make you scream at the top of your lungs or have your heart pounding in excitement! ...

  • PoshPacker Hotel | Living in Elegance and Style

    Poshpacker hotel is the hotel of the new generation of travellers. This future-forward hotel incorporates the idea of a comfortable hostel and a luxury hotel, providing single bedrooms with all the privacy and spaces needed for a solo traveller. Just as the name suggests, the services of this hotel are designed for backpackers but with an elevated twist of refinery. Not to mention, it's a crescent rated establishment as well! Are you intrigued yet?  via GIPHY Read on to find out about this new type of accomodation in this ever-changing world of travel.   Hotel Services Credit Image: PoshPacker Hotel on Facebook The hotel has an elegant, sleek and modern design running through its rooms, bathroom facilities and cafes. All rooms provide a woven basket filled with free essentials required for your stay. PoshPacker has got you all covered. The luxury selling point of this hotel is that it provides a flat-screen TV in each room. The Poshpacker Hotel has a brilliant central location; in most cases, such central location would lead to exorbitant prices and yet, this hotel provides affordable rooms which is just an 8-minute walk away from the Taipei Main Station. Not only is the accessibility great but the Zhongzheng District is bustling with street-food, authentic Taipei experiences and friendly locals.  Credit Image: PoshPacker Hotel on Facebook While the hotel provides shared bathrooms, as in the case for most backpacking hostels, its facilities have been graded an 8.7 for cleanliness so you can be rest assured. If you are travelling as a group, this hotel can still accommodate you by putting you and your group members in rooms side by side, granting you your own private space after a long day of touristing and enjoying Taipei, but also the close proximity you may need for a midnight chat with the rest of your group. Halal Friendly Services Credit Image: PoshPacker Hotel on Facebook  This hotel is divided into male and female floors, perfect for conscientious Muslim travellers. The shared bathrooms are segregated and equipped with a Japanese washlet. The cleanliness and privacy of the hotel is held in high regard so you have nothing to worry about. The hotel respects and accomodates to the needs of visitors with different beliefs. This is evident with Halal-friendly features each room offers; prayer directions are marked out, with prayer mats and a prayer timetable readily provided upon request. The hotel is also not part of the gambling resort and doesn't sell alcohol or have a bar. This will make you feel safer. Furthermore, the mini-fridges in your room are filled with halal goodies, so no need to check the back of the product for haram ingredients. Time to enjoy the hotel's Halal-friendly facilities and get that blissful night of sleep, amazing!  Halal-Trained Staff You shouldn't feel apprehensive when approaching any of the staff members regarding any halal requirements or arrangements you may need. The staff are well-trained and aware of the Muslim guests requirements. During Ramadan, Halal Iftar can be arranged for guests. Additionally, the hotel can make arrangements for guests to be taken to the nearby mosque for Taraweeh prayers. On a regular day basis, the staff can direct you to Halal restaurants, mosques as well as answer any general queries you may have on Halal services. Furthermore, they have female room attendants specially catered for female guests who are more comfortable with female staff.  Halal Amenities around PoshPacker Hotel You wouldn't want to miss out on the night markets renowned in Taipei, known for its delicious street food, but make sure to inquire about the ingredients in the food you're about to buy first and check for Halal signs. However, do not despair if this isn’t your style as PoshPacker hotel is a bustling district with many halal restaurants located around the area. 1. Halal Beef Noodle House Credit Image: Halal Beef Noodle House on Taiwan Halal This Halal Beef Noodle House is a well-known absolute legend amongst the Beef Noodle Soup eateries; its history goes back to 2007 as one of Taipei's Top 10 Beef Noodle Soup House.  Their speciality is worth a try given its success with locals and tourists.  Address: No. 23, Yanping South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 Contact: +886-2-23318203 2. Safranbolu Turkish Restaurant Credit Image: Safranbolu Turkish Restaurant on Facebook A Turkish Restaurant that provides its customers with a traditional Turkish menu. Rich meat, colourful veggies, indulgent desserts and even the traditional tea; this turkish restaurant focuses on bringing Turkish food right to your table in Taipei. Be sure to check them out.  Address: No. 60, Section 2, Nanjing East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491 Contact: +886 2 2522 2939 3. Thai Yunus Halal Restaurant Credit Image: Thai Yunus Halal Restaurant on Facebook This halal restaurant brings to you straight from Thailand, the fresh flavours of deep fried chicken, succulent fish in flavoursome soups, delectable rice dishes with crunchy nuts, and mouth-watering pancakes to satisfy your hungry stomach.  A great halal spot you can visit recurringly because of the endless choices of food in the menu.  Address: No. 36, Beining Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105 Contact: +886 2 2579 0528 4. Royal Resto/Indonesian Food (Halal) If you are craving for something different like Indonesian food, have no fear, royal Indonesian food is here. The Menu is straightforward; it shows you an illustration of the different kinds of food available, with a wide variety of soup, rice dishes, and deeply aromatically cooked meat that comes with fresh salad and carbs. Address: No. 72, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 Contact: +886 2 2393 5995 Lists of Nearby Mosque Taipei Grand Mosque Living up to its name, the Taipei Grand Mosque is indeed the largest and most famous mosque in Taiwan. The mosque was built to reminisce on the Islamic Middle Eastern-style architecture and it has strong ties with Saudi Arabia, Iran and Jordan. In 1971, it was visited by King Faisal. The mosque provides a place for worshippers to pray 5 times a day, as well as a place to read the Quran comfortably in a safe space. The mosque is also home to Islamic courses held by Taiwanese Muslim members of the community to educate the youth. Address: No. 62, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road., Da'an District, Taipei City ,Taiwan 10650 Contact: +886-2-2321-9445 Website: https://www.taipeimosque.org.tw/ Taipei Main Station  In the basement of the Taipei Main Station, you can find a Muslim prayer room. This prayer room is a simple space that is secured with instructions on how to access the room. Definitely perfect and convenient for travellers or residents who needs to carry out their prayers.  Address: No. 8, Zhengzhou Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100  Phone: +886 2 2381 5226 Can't wait to travel in elegance and style? Give PoshPacker Hotel a try! via GIPHY Book now.  Address: No. 50, Section 1, Hankou Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 Contact: +886 2 2375 5555  ...