Showing posts with label places. Show all posts
Showing posts with label places. Show all posts

12 January 2015

Food for Thought @ Botanical Gardens

Was at the botanical gardens for a stroll one afternoon, so we decided to pay a visit to ‘Food for Thought’, nestled amongst the luxuriant greenery of Singapore's most historical garden park.

What I discovered online was, Food For Thought is about transforming community spaces & bringing people together to enjoy Good Food for a Good Cause – the 4 partners of this cafe possess passion for helping the underprivileged. Food for Thought is their second project (First project being School of Thought, a tuition centre) and this project channels part of the proceeds to fund education costs for the needy students.

Food for Thought smartly placed itself in the tranquility of nature, providing the perfect atmosphere for an ideal getaway from city life. The restaurant is designed in such a way to resemble a greenhouse with streaming skylight in the day and soothing greeneries around the place. Do give it a visit and be enthralled :)

Service-wise - we did not require much assistance to be honest, so I do not have comments on it. The good thing I could mention is that there’s no service charge :p On that, no GST as well. I like such clear-cut, definite pricings.
In addition, the pricings have definitely retained the essence and spirit of not ‘paying a lot for very little’ - $3 for a coffee and so on, you get the drift ;)

Slow roasted pulled pork burger $9
With sweet potato chunks, pork crackling, homemade barbecue sauce.

A succulent burger with shredded pork that had been slow roasted and melts in your mouth. Accompanied by the freshest lettuces and overflowing with flavourful caramelized BBQ sauce, this item is a hit!

Grapefruit lychee sage soda $7

This is a must-have drink! It is such a refreshing combination and is great for chilling out for non-alcoholic drinkers.
The lychees were huge and juicy, and remained surprisingly flavourful despite having soaked in the soda for a while. This makes the grapefruit taste less distinctive in comparison.

Full Works breakfast $22
Scrambled eggs, bacon, butter toast, hash browns, roasted tomato salad, chicken sausage and garlic mushrooms

From the photo, you can see how generous the breakfast serving is. My favourite out of the lot would be the sauteed mushrooms that were so juicy and palatable.

Runner-up would be the cute balls of potato hash browns that were fried to a perfect crisp, with a beautiful shade of golden brown. Also, they were not too oily as well.
The bread was also well-toasted, and I enjoyed the entire meal very much.

Food for Thought @ Botanical Gardens

1 Cluny Road, 
Tanglin Gate, #B1-00, S259569 

+65 6479 1080

Opening Hours
Mon  -  Sun 8am to 9pm 
(Last orders at 8.30pm)

4 December 2014

Trick Eye Museum (Singapore) @ RWS

Okay, I'm not exactly the most creative person in the world. In fact, I'm nowhere near.
(Try guessing what my occupation is and you'll understand, haha!)
However still, I was most excited to receive an invitation to the Trick Eye Museum!
Read on for tips on visiting the museum and reference of some of the most creative shots by the people who attended that day :)

Trick Eye is short for ‘Trick of the eye’, which refers to an art technique that turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions. With that, 2D paintings on the museum walls, floors and ceilings appear to pop out of the surface and come to life. Visitors are more than welcome to explore the various themed galleries with their eyes, hands and even cameras. Step inside the paintings to complete a visual narrative with your creative poses, and watch a “tricky” story unfold before your camera. At Trick Eye Museum, you’ll be creating unforgettable memories with friends and family amid fun and laughter, with a dash of educational and cultural enrichment.



Trick Eye Museum Singapore: Tips for taking best photos

Example of photo point:


Stand ON the footprint label!

✖ example
(me not standing and covering the footprint point!)

✓ example
(stand and cover the footprint label)

Follow the illustrations when you're unsure.


Otherwise, you'll end up doing awkward things like this:

(climbing into the monster's mouth?? O.o lmao!)

This is much better.

Wear comfy attire. 
Shorts/pants/berms/rompers would be good! As there will be a lot of climbing up & down, lying on the ground and what's not.
Paired with flats/slippers that is comfortable to walk/climb in and easy to remove :)

My ootd for the event:

Bring a fully-charged camera!
There's no exact need for DSLR or any digital camera, a phone would do just fine too.
Regardless, just make sure your photo-taking device is fully charged! (Best if you can bring extra batteries or portable chargers along).

Travel light and bring minimal belongings
You won't want your belongings to "photobomb" your photos. 
And pity the poor photographer/friend who has to lug your heavy stuff and at the same time try to take good photos with any hand shakes. Hmm..

Cater 3-4 hours for the visit
I took around 2 hours in the museum and didn't "complete" all the photo stations.
If you're planning your itinerary, do allow 3-4 hours for this activity. Especially on weekends or peak hours, there are usually long queues.
More time catered also makes you feel more relaxed (no need to hurry) and more creative (hopefully!) haha.


The museum is divided into 6 family-based zones.
How one zone area generally looks like:

World of Masterpieces

Safari Kingdom

Stars of Circus

Dreams of fairytale

Love in Winter

Adventure Discovery


Nice shots from some of the bloggers who visited the Trick Eye Museum.




Trick Eye Museum (Singapore)

Waterfront @ Resorts World Sentosa 
26 Sentosa Gateway #01-43/44 
Singapore 098138

+ 65 65778888

Opening hours
Mon - Sun: 10am - 9pm


Tickets price
Child (4-12): $20 
Adult (13-59): $25 
Seniors (60 & above): $20

Directions/map here:

Thank you to TIN & Trick Eye Museum for having us!