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Happy Birthday Baby Edward!

Edward doesn’t turn 1 until a week later, but because we’ll be in New Zealand, we decided to have his 1st birthday party earlier. There were so many things to get settled for the party such as deciding on the theme, venue, caterer, decorations, invites, etc. And add on spring cleaning, Chinese New Year visiting plus packing for New Zealand, it’s been one hectic January!

Happy 1st Birthday! (1)

Thank goodness everything fell in place for the party eventually and it was a blast! There was enough food for everyone (my perennial worry), the kids were suitably entertained at the water-play area, and conversation was flowing. I’d hate to have party where guests just come to eat, and then leave, so I made a conscious effort to try and speak to everyone! Hopefully everyone had fun!

One of the awesome bits about Edward’s birthday party was the dessert table catered from Lydia Low Desserts! I’d told her I wanted a seaside-themed dessert table and look what she pulled off. Even the backdrop, bunting, balloons and flowers were provided by her. I have to say everyone was impressed by the beautiful dessert table! I was totally mesmerised by the baby blue 2-tier black-forest drips cake! I felt quite reluctant to have to slice up the cake after only 1 short hour of admiring it!

Scroll down for more photos of Edward’s 1st birthday party!

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What is open during Chinese New Year 2017?

Here’s 365days2play’s annual list of supermarkets, malls, clinics, food courts, and kopi/cafe places that are open during the CNY period! Hope you find it useful. If the supermarket or shopping centre in Orchard road is not listed here, it’s because the information is not available (yet)! You can also check the 2016 guide, 2015 guide, 2014 guide, 2013 guide or 2012 guide for reference.

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wishes all a prosperous and wonderful Chinese New Year 2017!

Happy Chinese New Year 2017 (Chinatown)

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Stock up on organic meats for CNY steamboat with Ryan’s Grocery

Chinese New Year is but two weeks away, have you already made plans for your reunion dinner? I know many of you out there will be celebrating in the comfort of your homes by having steamboat gathering. Where do you usually buy your ingredients for steamboat? NTUC, Cold Storage or the wet-market?

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Well you can also consider buying your steamboat meats from Ryan’s Grocery. Ryan’s Grocery is a specialty gluten-free grocer and organic butchery, and for CNY, they’ll be retailing free-range shabu-shabu sets, organic meats and wild caught seafood. I won’t go into the benefits of eating organic food, and I know that there will always be people who will not want to fork out the extra cash for organic food, but for those of you who are keen to go organic, if not all the time then at least once in a while, you might want to check out Ryan’s Grocery. The prices are not that high actually, for organic products.

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Merry Christmas 2016!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to more great eats, travels and activities in the years to come!

What is open during Chinese New Year 2016?

Refer to this link for What is open during Chinese New Year 2017!

Here’s my annual list of supermarkets, malls and kopi/cafe places that are open during the CNY period! Hope you find it useful. If the supermarket or shopping centre in Orchard road is not listed here, it’s because the information is not available (yet)! You can also check 2015 guide, 2014 guide, 2013 guide or 2012 guide for reference.

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wishes all a prosperous and wonderful Chinese New Year 2016!

Supermarkets

NTUC

  • CNY Eve (7 Feb) –  All stores close at 5pm.
  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – All stores closed except for 25 stores that will be open 24 hr (see list)
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb ) – All stores closed except for 25 stores that will be open 24 hr (see list)
  • 3rd Day (10 Feb) – All open except 5
  • See the full list of NTUC opening hours here

Cold Storage Supermarket

  • CNY Eve (7 Feb) –  Most stores 8am – 7pm.
  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – Most stores 10am – 7pm/9pm.
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb) – Mostly normal hours
  • 3rd Day (10 Feb) – Open as usual
  • Some stores open 24 hr throughout : Aperia, Cluny Park, Rail Mall, NEX, Sentosa Cove
  • See the full list of Cold Storage opening hours here

Giant Supermarket

  • CNY Eve (7 Feb) –  All open at largely the same hours as usual!
  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – All open at largely the same hours as usual!
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb ) – All open at largely the same hours as usual!
  • 3rd Day (10 Feb) – Open as usual
  • See the full list of Giant Supermarket opening hours here

Sheng Siong

7-Eleven Stores

  • OPEN during Chinese New Year!

Shopping Centres / Changi Airport

Marina Bay Sands

ION Orchard

Takashimaya

  • CNY Eve (7 Feb) – Closed at 5.30pm
  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – Closed
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb ) – Closed
  • 3rd Day (10 Feb) – Open
  • Takashimaya Opening Hours

Tangs

  • CNY Eve (7 Feb) – 10am – 5pm
  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – Closed
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb ) – Closed
  • 3rd Day (10 Feb) – Open
  • Tangs Website

Paragon

  • CNY Eve (7 Feb) – Most stores closed about 5.30 pm
  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – A number of stores closed esp upper floors
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb ) – A number of stores closed esp upper floors
  • Din Tai Fung, BreadTalk, Market Place, Fish & Co, Yakun open throughout
  • See the full list of Paragon store opening hours here

IKEA

  • Open as per usual from 10am – 11pm everyday
  • IKEA Website

Kopi, Teh and Cafes

Killiney Kopitiam

  • CNY Eve (7 Feb) –  Most outlets closed, except Cheers ECP, HK Street, McPherson, Metropolis, Changi Airport, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. Marina Sq closes at 1pm.
  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – Most outlets closed
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb ) – Most outlets closed
  • 3rd Day (10 Feb) – Half of the outlets open.
  • Changi Airport, HK Street, Cheers ECP, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal open throughout
  • See the full list of Killiney Kopitiam outlets opening hours here

Toast Box

  • CNY Eve (7 Feb) –  Most close at 3.30pm – 4pm
  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – Half the stores open from 10am – 7pm.
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb ) – Half the stores open from 10am – 7pm. Some normal hours.
  • 3rd Day (10 Feb) – Mostly normal hours. Asia Sq, Cap Sq, MBLM, NAFA closed.
  • No more Changi Airport outlet at T3. Closed down! Resorts World normal hours throughout
  • See the full list of Toast Box outlets opening hours here

Yakun

  • CNY Eve (7 Feb) –  Mostly open until 2.30pm
  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – Mostly closed. Bugis Junction, Paragon, ION, AMK Mrt, HDB Hub open till 7.30pm
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb) – Mostly closed. Above and Parkway, Northpoint, White Sands, NEX etc open till about 7.30pm
  • 3rd Day (10 Feb) – Nearly all biz as usual
  • Changi Airport outlet open throughout
  • See the full list of Yakun outlets opening hours here

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – Closed at Ngee Ann City, CPF Building, Republic Plaza, Expo, Singapore Post Kiosk, Ngee Ann Poly
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb ) – Closed at CPF Building, Republic Plaza, Expo, Singapore Post Kiosk, Ngee Ann Poly
  • 3rd Day (10 Feb) – Business as usual
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Stores opening hours

O’Coffee Club

  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – Closed at Cap Square, Funan, Harbourfront, Tampines 1, Wisma
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb ) – All outlets open except Cap Square
  • 3rd Day (10 Feb) – Business as usual
  • O’Coffee Club Stores opening hours

Starbucks

  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – All outlets mostly open except CBD outlets
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb ) – All outlets mostly open except CBD outlets
  • 3rd Day (10 Feb) – Largely normal operations
  • http://www.starbucks.com.sg/2016-cny/

Cafes that will be open during CNY

Cafes that will be closed during CNY

Restaurants

Sushi Tei

  • CNY Eve (7 Feb) –  Closed at 3pm
  • 1st Day (8 Feb) – Closed
  • 2nd Day (9 Feb ) – Closed
  • 3rd Day (10 Feb) – Normal Operations
  • See Sushi Tei opening hours here

McDonalds

KFC

List will be updated as and when I receive more information. Happy Chinese New Year to all! HUAT AH! Smile Smile


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