Did you know Apple has had a presence in Singapore for four decades? Neither did I. In celebration of this milestone, the company dropped a release detailing some of its history here in Singapore and some of its milestones. Now, normally this isn’t something I would write about but seeing that a large number of our readers are avid users of Apple products, I thought I’d share this. Here are some interesting tidbits: Apple first set up shop here in July 1981 It started with 72 employees and the business was focused on manufacturing the Apple II There are now over 3,500 Apple employees in Singapore from over 50 countries And Singapore is now Apple’s base for operation in Asia Pacific Apple also says they support over 55,000 jobs in Singapore What stood out for me was how Apple was the first company in Singapore to be powered by 100per cent renewable energy. This project was started in 2015 and for this Apple partnered with Sunseap to install solar panels on over ... » Learn More about Apple celebrates 40 years in Singapore
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Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Swee Choon's second outlet in Century Square will be pre-opening on July 30. To celebrate this pre-opening, the 59-year-old dim sum eatery will be running a S$2 dimsum promotion on their top 10 best-selling dishes from July 30 to August 1, 2021, only at the new outlet. S$2 dimsum promotion The top 10 best-selling dishes that will be sold for S$2 each during the three-day promotional period are: Char Siew Bao Siew Mai Glutinous Rice with Chicken Minced Pork and Century Egg Porridge Rice Roll with Char Siew Carrot Cake Mee Suah Kueh Tofu Bomb Si Chuan Chilli Oil Wanton Mango Pomelo Sago You'll have to takeaway at the store to snag these prices. Otherwise, there's a 20 per cent storewide discount via foodpanda in August. The Century Square outlet is also listed on Oddle and GrabFood, and will be made available on Deliveroo soon. New ... » Learn More about Swee Choon Century Square pre-opens on July 30, 2021, operates till 12am daily
When you’re a family of seven – two of those, kids – deciding where to eat out is borderline chaotic. Everyone is craving for different cuisines or are currently into different diets. Thankfully, Mary Grace would always solve that problem for us. It’s known to many as the ultimate tita place but for us, it’s our family place. Whenever we’re at Mary Grace, each of us already has go-to pasta dishes that we like ordering: Fresh Tomato and Herb for me, Seafood Pasta for my dad and sister-in-law, Smoked Salmon and Cream for my mom and my brother, and of course, a Margherita Pizza for all of us. SUMPTUOUS FOODS. Mary Grace isn't just famous for their pastries, their hot foods are equally mouthwatering. All photos courtesy of Mary Grace Cafe, Inc. Meanwhile, the kids love their Crispy Cassava Chips with Onion Dip and Seafood Chowder but they do love the cozy play area at Mary Grace’s Greenbelt branch even more. We would always finish off our meals with ... » Learn More about The ensaymada that made Mary Grace Cafe a household name
Nestled along Joo Chiat Rd, you might miss the storefront of Bubblypetz when you're walking past the many shophouses in the area. Once you step inside this pet grooming store, you are transported into what looks like a MUJI showroom, with its wooden facade and the smell of a scented candle filling the air. As you start to feel more peaceful, having left behind the tropical heat and the sound of the road behind, you don't see anyone at the storefront counter and so you venture further into the store, where you will find staff busy at work washing pets and trimming their fur. That's where we find Desmond Chan, one of the cofounders of BubblyPetz, who was finishing up on trimming the fur of this cute doggo: Chan and his wife Maeve Suar, both 32 years old, founded Singapore's first humane pet grooming business in October 2014 that prides itself in being a "cruelty-free" and "eco-ethical" business. It is an open-concept store that provides pet grooming service ... » Learn More about S’porean couple starts S’pore’s first humane pet grooming service at age 26 after seeing dark side of industry
After a year spent mostly indoors with the occasional staycation or Rediscover Singapore experience, travel-starved Singaporeans have been eagerly awaiting the green light to fly overseas. With vaccinations being administered to the masses and some countries easing border restrictions, many people feel optimistic about travelling in the post-pandemic world. But along with this excitement, what will travel really look like in 2022? What additional hurdles may we face? Here are a few key travel trends that we can expect to see. International travel may become more expensive Some airplanes have been converted into cargo carriers to deliver oxygen tanks and other pandemic relief supplies while others have been parked in aircraft boneyards in the desert. Regardless of how these planes were used during the last year, airlines are now gearing up for the months ahead as leisure travel is expected to increase. And as the number of people planning to fly soars, so too will flight ... » Learn More about Post-pandemic travel: What will travel look like in 2022?