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       11 Dec 2009 at 10:16 am
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    This small eatery was featured in a Singaporean food variety shows as well as a number of local newspaper lifestyle reports for its unique variety of waffles e.g. oreo, durian, honey.

    From 10am to 10pm daily, you can experience an all-you-can-eat buffet of waffles of many different flavours. You can also pick from a (One-time) selection of ice-creams and drinks to complement your waffles. All these for just $8.80! If somehow you are still hungry, you can top-up $3 for a main course e.g. spaghetti.

    However, you should also take note of some house rules e.g. the standard buffet wastage charges. As the Durian flavor waffles is the most requested flavor at Waffle Factory, each buffet diner is entitled to only 1 Durian flavor waffle. You just have to try the waffle to understand why - instead of a durian-flavored paste, this is a real fresh durian filling!

    We tried a total of 12 waffles - each waffle is about the size of a palm and there are many flavours to choose from. Some must-try flavors include Oreo and Sweet Corn.

    We ordered a chocolate float and ice-cream waffle cone (included in the buffet price). They complemented the hot waffles perfectly.

    Perhaps because its still early (11am+), there wasn't anyone else in the cafe so service was quite fast. We are allowed to order 3 waffles at one time and the service staff were friendly and helpful to recommend us the best flavors to try.

    For $8.80, this is actually quite a worthwhile buffet if you really like waffles although you could get quite sick of waffles after this treat. We stayed off waffles for quite some time. :-)

    For more info, check out: http://www.passportchop.com/asia/singapore/waffle-factory-buffet/
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      2. Stanford Hotel   
         11 Dec 2009 at 10:15 am
      Category: Hotels
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      Located at the heart of Mongkok, it served as a good pitstop from hours of shopping at nearby Tung Choi Street Market (Ladies Street). There are lots of cafes and even a cinema (showing just 2 Cantonese movies) around the hotel.

      While there is limited walking space in a Standard Double Room at Stanford Hong Kong Hotel, the cool view of Hong Kong’s environment and the spacious writing table more than makes up for it. However do take note that the small bottle of water on the writing table is booby-trapped! It will cost you HKG40 (almost S$8) to drink it!

      The beds are really comfortable and the LCD TV offers a number of cable channels ranging from HBO for the latest movies to ESPN for the latest sports update. The hotel package we bought also included free Wi-Fi – just bring your laptop, get the network password from the hotel reception and you are good to go!

      The shower and toilet facilities are pretty much what you would expect from a 3-star hotel. What’s unique is that instead of providing you with bottles of shampoo and bodywash, Stanford Hong Kong hotel had combined hair soap shampoo shower gel conditioner into one solution available from a dispenser in the toilet!

      For more pictures and reviews, check out: http://www.passportchop.com/reviews/accommodation-reviews/hong-kong-standford-hotel-review/
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        3. Zouk   
           20 Nov 2009 at 7:51 am
        Category: Dance Clubs
        Zouk nightclub has 4 different themed clubs; Velvet Underground, Phuture, Zouk and the Winebar. The admission of SGD$30 for men and SGD$25 for women, (includes 2 drinks) gives you admission to all 4 clubs - good value for money

        Velvet Underground is a pretty posh place. There's an older crowd at Velvet, as they have in place an over-23 rule for this club

        Zouk is the biggest of the four sections and is particularly lively and enjoyable on Wednesday nights when they have their weekly "Mambo night" - they play a lot of classic songs, from the 70s-90s, tracks. I would definitely recommend checking the place out on Wednesdays for the Mambo nights. It's a really popular night in Singapore and it's great cause it attracts a younger and hip crowd and an unique experience in my opinion.

        One thing you have to bear with during weekends, as mentioned by other reviewers, is the mass of army boys who will gather at Zouk. They can get quite rowdy at times.

        Drinks inside are pretty expensive inside though - it's always a good idea to share a jug (60SGD) or even a bottle of Vodka/Chivas (220SGD) between friends.
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             18 Nov 2009 at 11:57 pm
          Category: Museum
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          Thanks to SeeDifferent.SG, we were invited to a private Halloween Party at MINT Museum of Toys. Our visit to the MINT Museum of Toys was a perfect complement to our earlier visit to the Singapore Toys, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC). From these visits, we were able to see toys of different periods (vintage toys in MINT Museum of Toys versus modern ones in STGCC) from all around the world.

          The “MINT” in MINT Museum of Toys stands for Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys. The museum is the world’s first purpose-built museum for toys. Its unique collection of vintage toys originates from over 25 countries such as Germany, Japan, United States and even Bulgaria.

          Over 50,000 pieces of vintage toys and childhood memorabilia dating from the mid-19th century to mid-20th century, is exhibited over 4 levels of the museum e.g. The toys at Level 5: Outerspace, reflect early 20th century society’s perception of technology and space travel in the future – deadly ray guns, flying suits, scary robots and aliens.

          For more info, check out: http://www.passportchop.com/asia/singapore/mint-museum-of-toys-halloween-party/
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            5. Qian Hu Fish Farm   
               18 Nov 2009 at 11:49 pm
            Category: Pet Farms
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            There are many Fish Spas in Singapore but stick to the more reputable brands e.g. Kenko, Qian Hu Fish Spa since there had been a number of reports of shops using cheaper species of fish which could do more harm than good. The Fish Spa service at Qian Hu Fish Farm is one of the cheapest in the market:

            Walk-in rates for the Fish Spa – $10 for first half (1/2) hour and subsequent charges are at $0.30 per minute. Slippers and towels are also provided as part of the fee.

            If you are planning a company/family bonding trip by having fishes nibbling at their feet, you can also book in advance with Qian Hu Fish Farm -> they have this Spa Executive Tour (weekdays only, exclude Public holidays) that can cost as little as $5/head depending on the group size.

            This is the second time I am here for this Fish Spa.. I noticed that the fishes have grown tremendously in size or they had introduced new fish species. Some are as long as my foot and my foot is already quite HUGE!

            The sign in Mandarin says ” Over Here -> Bigger Fish Bigger Enjoyment” and indeed it is a very interesting and ticklish experience. Don’t worry, not all fishes are as big; there is just one pool with such big fishes, the rest are smaller ones. You can see the difference between the small and big fish in the top right most picture.
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