Places of the Week: 4-10 Mar

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The Food Place

This week, we’d like to move on from chicken rice to something heavier and messier. Enter satay bee hoon, a splattering sensation with sweetness and crunch in every bite.



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The idea of throwing satay sauce over shellfish and cuttlefish might seem strange, but satay bee hoon has sure developed a cult following in Singapore. Scattered with crunchy raw cuttlefish and cockles, it’s a love it or hate it kind of dish. But what really matters is the sauce. It’s unbecoming to drink straight peanut sauce (hey, we’ve got a sense of decorum too), so even though the ingredients might make you think twice on their own, a good serving of sauce will usually offset your hesitation. Head to Ang Mo Kio for bee hoon slathered in sweet, salty, nutty and spicy gravy, but beware of the queue. It might set you back a good half an hour.

Centre Satay Bee Hoon
724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, #01-12, Singapore 560724
Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11am to 9pm; closed on Tue

The Coffee Place



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Highlander Coffee was one of the first kids on the block when third wave coffee was gaining ground in Singapore. Boasting its own roasting facility in Singapore, Highlander Coffee is a wholesale coffee beans supplier which also serves smooth and aromatic coffee. Besides, they also conduct workshops for the aspiring barista and sell equipment that enhance the coffee drinking experience. Visit their storefront for personable service from their baristas.

Highlander Coffee
49 Kampong Bahru Rd, Singapore 169362
Nearest MRT: Outram Park
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm; closed on Sun

The Hipster Place



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Sit tight! This week, we’ll introduce you to a place so hip none of its guests know its exact location. A watering hole situated somewhere in the woods of Central Singapore, The Kave HQ is an intimate hangout for indie music lovers. Its lineup includes local indie pop bands who will entertain you as you grab your fifth drink at the bar. You want directions? Unfortunately, Google Maps can’t help you this time. You’ll have to gather at a meeting point with fellow partygoers where you’ll be picked up in either a Volkswagen Beetle or Kombi. Nothing can top this now.

The Kave HQ
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The Market Place



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Who says marketing always involves fresh food? Singapore is full of day and night markets selling almost anything under the sun, from household items to clothing. But what if you could leave your wallet behind? The Singapore Really Really Free Market (SRRFM) relies on a neo-bartering model where you can swap your unwanted items for someone else’s. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Do your part for the Earth and help your bank account out too!

Singapore Really Really Free Market
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