NUS Science Discovery Camp (14-16 Dec) – Best chance to see how it is like studying at NUS Science Faculty!

Budding scientists, have you wondered how it would like to study in the Science faculty of NUS? Now’s your chance!!

The Science Discovery Camp, developed for students from 14 to 17 years old, is aimed at piquing the interest of students in science and showcasing how science concepts are applied in the real world, for example in the research and fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the programme, conducted “live” over Zoom, participants will also

  • be guided to build their own spectroscope (the experiment kit will be mailed to all participants)
  • learn how to build models using high school mathematics,
  • gain insights into epidemic spread and control.

This programme is taught by experienced professors from the NUS Faculty of Science, and will also provide science enthusiasts with a teaser of how the discipline is taught at NUS.

Click on this link for more information: https://nus.edu/35TfePn

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Oriole Coffee & Bar – Best ribeye steak in a long time!

I have been wanting to revisit the Oriole Coffee & Bar for the longest time after my previous visits where I found the food to be affordable, value-for-money and very tasty. Also, the cafe is located in a very convenient location, just outside Somerset MRT Station. Alas, it’s convenient location also meant I didn’t want to go on weekends as all the eateries in Orchard Road would surely be packed. And the last thing I want is a packed restaurant and long queues, when I can avoid it.

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Anyway, because I had a voucher to utilise and it was going to expire soon, I finally made my way to Oriole Coffee yesterday. Decor wise, I don’t think much has changed since my last visit in 2014. They have a spacious interior, as well as a long al-fresco area flanking the thoroughfare leading from the Somerset MRT Station towards Orchard Road. I’m sure those who love to people-watch would find this a nice place to chill.

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East Coast Commune -Wallet-friendly and kid-friendly cafe opens at ECP!

Glad to finally see a legit looking 3rd wave / hipster cafe at East Coast Park. For the longest time, I’ve always hoped and prayed that there will be more of such cafes at East Coast Park. I mean don’t you agree that ECP has so much potential? Alas when Parkland Green opened in 2014, there was but 1 tiny ice cream cafe, which wasn’t very good either, and they are long gone.

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Photo source: East Coast Commune

When Marine Cove (where the ECP Mcdonald’s is) opened in 2016, again, no cafes. I don’t count Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf since they are a chain. But yes, finally in 2020 with Hill Street Coffeeshop vacating the middle outlet in the row of 5 outlets there, we now have East Coast Commune.

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Nasty Cookie – Actually quite good and not as sweet as it looks!

I wanted to do a shoutout on Nasty Cookie simply because I tried it recently and enjoyed it. Nasty Cookie has been around since October 2018, and opened their first brick-and-mortar store at Funan SG last year. You might seem to have heard about it recently, and that’s because they just opened their flagship outlet just outside Kaki Bukit MRT Station.

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Photo credit : Nasty Cookie Website

So what is Nasty Cookie. Okay aside from jokes on their name, they offer New York inspired (Levain cookie) gourmet jumbo cookies. Imagine the size of Mrs Field’s cookies but on steroids, ie puffed up and not flat. They claim that they are the only ones offering such NY inspired cookies, but given the proliferation of home bakers after the Circuit Breaker, I know I’ve seen many similar cookies.

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HJH Maimunah Restaurant opens new mini outlet at Tampines Mall Food Court

The famous HJH Maimunah has opened a halal food court stall at Tampines Mall. It’s called HJH Maimunah Mini, but it’s anything but mini if you compare to the neigbouring stalls. In fact, it takes up two stalls side by side, one selling Nasi padang cooked dishes, the other selling things like Tauhu Goreng and snacks. Opened just last week, it is already seeing long queues.

HJH Maimunah Mini Tampines Mall (4)

Just in case you didn’t already know, HJH Maimunah was started in 1992 by Madam Mahiran Abdul Rahman with recipes from her late mother. The first and flagship 2 storey restaurant is at 11 Jalan Pisang, but they have since expanded to another outlet at Joo Chiat and since last week, the food court outlet at Tampines Mall. They also have a large catering arm.

In 2019, HJH Maimunah received the Michelin Bib Gourmand award.

At the Kampung Glam area, the two famous Nasi Padang outlets are Minang and HJH Maimunah. I’ve visited Minang at least 10 times throughout the years and loved the food there for its robust and flavoursome taste. I’ve only been to HJH Maimunah once, around 5 years ago, but felt that the food was just average and hence was not compelled to return again.

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