Reviews written by xuan
A nice place for groceries
NTUC fairprice is a no stranger to me, I have been there many times to buy groceries. It is a place easy to find food and necessities and where you can find everything you need there. The prices are maintained lower than other supermarkets. Futhermore, halal labels are found on many food products.
There are many different fairprice supermarkets too. Some open 24 hours to cater the needs of some people. The food there are delivered daily to maintain its freshness and quality. I always visit fairprice when i go to any shopping center to grab a drink and buy a snack to eat. There are often food samples going on where you can sample food stuff on before buying it.
However, sometimes there are packing and unloading going on so it gets kind of irritating when they only leave a small space for the shoppers to pass through. A useful tip is when you shop, you will see some yellow tags sticking below a particular product. This means that the product is having a promotion for a given period of time.
Nice for hiking trips
I went there with my friends as a hiking trip. As we need to walk long hours, we prepared food for the trip as the bridge is a pretty long one. The trip gets quite steep as you go further and you can see all the way to sentosa. There is also a place with 6 binoculars that you can see Singapore far away.
There is hardly shelter there, so be sure to cover your skin with sun block lotion. We walked for about 3 hours and ended up at vivo city. It was a really long trip from the bridge but a good way to exercise. if you are lucky, you can see squirrels and monkeys around. You should drink a lot water there however as i am not sure whether the toilets are clean and accessible.
I did not go to the toilet during the trip with my friends. wWar comfortable shoes, never wear slippers there as you will need to pass through the muddy terrain at some point. Some paths are rocky too so be careful when you walk. Overall i found it really peaceful and quiet, the experience helped relieve stress and was a breathe of fresh air. If you visit at night you can enjoy a long stretch of lights lit up along the bridge for a nice cooling night view.
Fun for all ages
The Science centre is a place I've visited since i was in primary school. It succeeds in balancing science and fun at the same time. Many people go there during weekends. Be sure to go when there is an event going on, like the recent CSI, and Sultans of science events. However the price of the event tickets need to be purchased separately and are more expensive.
The place is really big, make sure you explore everything! However, I should point out that some part of it has stayed the same since the time I've been then in primary school and parts of it get really boring sometimes. The exhibitions are interesting and allow you to feel and sense it yourself. They highlight the scientific part of our lives that we neglect or don't know. There is also a playground there too and some animals there that my siblings found it unexpectedly. To finish the entire exhibition, it would probably take up a whole day so make sure your day is free for long hours to make your triip there worthwhile.
nice food,be sure to eat for the buffet
In every different location, the ambiance is slightly different. If you have eaten it in NTU, the seats are different from the rest of the shops as it is more japanese themed. I feel the best deal for sakae sushi is the buffet for student. You can eat your money's worth and my friends can finish up to 20 plates individually!
I recommend the hana maki and the fried scallop. Hana maki is a dish of salmon with mayonnaise in it which tastes really nice and fresh and you don't have to worry about the fishy taste. However, the service is quite bad and slow. You need to wait for a long time for the service crew to come to your table. There is also nothing particularly nice for the drinks as they are canned drinks and normal green tea.
For dessert, you can try the black sesame rice ball ice cream. It is chewy on the outside but filled with cold ice cream on the inside. It cost around $16 for one person and try not to eat so much rice at as that would make you full from the start.
Caution! Some sweets hurt!
Sticky candy is handmade and there is an open kitchen for the customers to see how is it done. It takes hard work to make these sweets and I guess thats why they are priced more expensive than any other sweets. There are a lot of flavors to choose from and you can also ask them to design the sweets you want. This is great as they have a lot of flavours that are not available anywhere.
However, be careful when you eat as some of the sweets are not cut properly and are hard. I have hurt my tongue several times and even sometimes bleed just from eating the sweets! However these sweets are still popular among teenagers. When a group of my friends bought them, many of us crowded around to try the different flavours. We then discussed how nice the sweets were.
The lemon and watermelon flavours were my favoruite and some were fizzy too. They will stick to your mouth when you crush it in your mouth. Also note that some brightly coloured sweets will stain your teeth and tongue. Make sure to drink more water!
Yami yogurt is really yummy. The yogurt is really cold and solid. It is handmade and taste really different from those that you can buy from supermarkets. There are a lot of flavours to choose from too. The price is quite expensive, a small cup would cost about $3.
However I find the ingredients is really fresh and sweet, freshness is guaranteed. Yogurt also aids in the digestion thus it is good to buy better quality one. Not only does it satisf your sense of taste, it is also good for your intestines. As for the toppings, you have a wide selection of nuts, fruits, cereals to choose from. Because there are only a few tables allocated for the shop, you normally need to carry the yogurt around and there will be no place to sit down.
cheap but low quality shoes
Rubi shoes normally have sales selling slippers at $5. More rcently, they are have started sales where you can buy shoes under $20 storewide. The shoes are nice and each design has many different colours to choose from to suit your skin tone.
However the soles of the shoes are flat with no pattern or lines. This makes the shoes easily worn out and may make you susceptible to falling down easily. Each pair of shoes can probably just last for 3 months and i bought my slippers from there too. I wish they had better quality soles so the shoes could last longer.
There are also many stylish accessories there which are cheap. These range from necklaces, bracelets, sunglasses, walllets that are of different design but again, I do not find them of good quality. If you are interested in buying a pair of cheap shoes, Rubi is a good choice. However, if you want to buy a good and a long lasting pair of shoes, Rubi is not for you.
The food is too oily
Being named FISH, one would expect the quality of the fish to be better than other stalls. However, I felt the food that I ordered was too oily and greasy. Halfway through the meal, I could not bring myself to continue eating it! With ever cut of the fish, i could see more oil oozing out, which ended up making my whole plate oily. My friends ordered the same dish as I and commented that the meal was too oily as well. My other friends who ordered spaghetti and salad said that they were nice.
The service was slow, we ended up waiting 20 minutes for the meal to come. The tables are too small for two. The food is expensive, having to pay $23 for it, it fell below my expectations. The baby carrots were not soft enough, hard to chew and tasteless. The mash potatoes was quite dry and the sauce given to go along with it was too little. The sauce for the fish was pretty little too and could be finished in just a few mouthfuls. This is one of the worst meal experiences I've had and I would not go there again.
a pretty fun place
Despite its name, Pasir Ris park is quite far from Pasir Ris MRT station. You need to take a bus there and the frequency of the bus is low and I ended up having to wait 15 minutes for the bus.
The park is quiet and is ideal for people to relax and play. There is a big playground there and it is difficult to find playgrounds of that size in singapore. There are many swings and merry-go-rounds. and when i saw them I was immediately tempted to play with them. I was a long time for me to have played in a playground. The park is quite windy too, and you can rent a bike and cycle around the park. My friends and i ended up at wild wild wet unexpectedly, so we decided to have lunch there.
Other activities I would suggest are to play around the beach with Frisbees and to build sand castles there. The water there is relatively clean and there is also canoeing there at a reasonable rate, so do remember to bring extra clothes. There is also a roller blades stall renting out roller blades and a prawn pond and some chickens around there. Lastly, remember to bring insect repellent as there are a lot of mosquitoes there and you can get quite a number of bites.
I've tried a couple of drinks that were sold at McCafe and they were disappointing to say the least.
Firstly, the quantity was so unexpectedly small for a $4 dollar drink. The drink was full of ice and cream on top and you couldn't even taste much of the drink. It wasn't enough for two to share and the cream made the drink too sweet.
Secondly, the way they made the drink turned me off. Once, i saw a staff making the drink by the sink. i don't know whether i was being too sensitive but the way they made the drink should be hidden from customers so they do not lose their appetites.
The new smoothies which are the mango and strawberry smoothies are not pleasant at all. The mango flavoured ones are too sour to finish and tastes more like orange. I find them not worth the money so think twice before buying any drinks here.