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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

budget hotel promotion in Singapore!

Singapore Hotel Promotions and Deals

Looking for cheap hotel in Singapore near MRT?
Get the latest budget hotel promotion in Singapore here!

1. Best Value for Money – From US$89 Per Night

Big Hotel Singapore - Guest Room
Big Hotel Singapore – scandinavian-inspired guest room with plush Serta mattress, fine wood furniture and free WiFi. Comfy and affordable from just US$89 per night.

What You Will Like About Big Hotel

  • Downtown location in the vibrant Bugis district
  • Close to two MRT train stations;- Bugis and Bras Basah (10-min walk)
  • Very near to Sim Lim Square IT mall and Bugis Junction shopping center
  • Every room comes with a plush Serta mattress for a goodnight’s sleep
  • Luxurious rain shower in all rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Surrounded by cafes and eateries serving local cuisine

What Others Say About Big Hotel?

Shu-Wen of Malaysia on 16 Feb 2014 – “Hotel is fairly new, close to Bugis and Bras Basah MRT stations. Awesome choice of free movies on demand, with the most comfortable bed we ever stayed in any 5 star hotel. With water station at the walkway, we can refill our water anytime we want. Very impressed with the Internet speed too, and not to forget the Nexus tablet came in handy, that controls the lighting with just a click away. Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much! will certainly stay here again on our next trip.”
Anthony G. of Philippines on 15 Feb 2014 – “Overall the hotel is nice and neat. My stay was comfortable. I like the hotel scent its very refreshing. The hotel room is small but its well portioned to your needs.”
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(Usual is US$190 per night. NOW on Agoda.com – from US$89 only)

2. Very Conveniently Located! – From US$100 Per Night

V Hotel Lavender - Guest Room
V Hotel Lavender – a clean and modern hotel located right above a train station in the city! Very convenient and you can use this as base to explore whole of Singapore. FromUS$100 per night only.

What You Will Like About V Hotel@Lavender

  • Located right above the Lavender MRT train station
  • Near to Sim Lim Square, Little India and Bugis
  • Less than 40-min direct train ride from Changi Airport
  • High-speed WiFi, safe deposit box and complimentary beverages
  • Clean and modern rooms
  • 24-hours air-conditioned food court and convenience store at ground floor

What Others Say About V Hotel@Lavender?

Nuchanun K. of Thailand on 26 Feb 2014 – “Convenient as it is centrally located. Close to restaurants and public transport. Easy to move around. Safe and affordable. Crowded with tour group as the price is reasonable cheap. Next to MRT make it convenient to take MRT to anywhere especially to shopping and sightseeing spot. That way it save cost of transport and taxi.”
Jean Y. of Malaysia on 25 Feb 2014 – “The hotel is located right next to th lavender mrt station, gives it the most strategic location for travellers who travel via mrt. There are cheap local eateries surrounding the hotel. There is also a groceries market named NTUc fairprice that is within walking distance. The room is big enough and very clean.”
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(Usual is US$250 per night. NOW on Agoda.com – from US$100 only.)

Invest Myanmar: Tapping A New Asian Tiger!

Tiger or Cat?  Who'd dare in Myanmar investment?  
Northing'd Electronic power,Bad road, Ever time change gov rule, all gov office need get under table money and so hight price property market in the south asia,

After more than 50 years of stagnation Myanmar is finally opening its doors to investment from the outside world. Myanmar offers incredible investment opportunities in energy, mining, infrastructure, agriculture, fisheries and so much more that led the International Monetary Fund to brand the country as Asia’s “final frontier”.

By The Myanmar Times

Your Money!

Your Money

Foreign banks are coming. Local banks are digging in. Central Bank is reforming. Laws are being rewritten. Microcredit is spreading. Investment. Potential. Risk. The kyat floats freely. The time has come.

Why You Should Drink Lemon Water In The Morning!

Why You Should Drink Lemon Water In The Morning

Lemon juice also can be made into a preservative for certain foods which oxidize and turn brown after they are sliced like apples, bananas and avocados, it is the presence of acids which denatures the enzymes which result in browning and degradation of foods.

This is not the end to the ways in which these lemons can be used, there is also one of the effect methods which is drinking lemon water early in the morning to get flat tummy, here we give you facts which will surely force you to give a try for lemon water in the morning:

• It is not necessary that this will have any effect on the morning coffee cup that has great taste and aroma along with warmth instead taking lemon water will only be suggestible for people who are ready to postpone their cup of coffee for 30 minutes.

• Cancer cells are known to breed in acidic body but even any human body is known to perform better when it has higher alkaline content. Lemon though is famous for being an acidic fruit also is known to be great alkalizing agent when it gets into the human body also lessening the acidic levels. Though there are very few people who know that their body is acidic due to the food being eaten and things to which skin is exposed however this can be beaten by lemon water to lessen pH levels.

• Great source of Vitamins and Minerals: It is known that this yellow fruit is richer source of Vitamin C which is known to be anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and also helps in developing immune system, Vitamin B which is for production of energy, Riboflavin helps in growth, repair and development of tissue along with minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorous which help in adding strength to bones and teeth.

• Liver purification: Liver is the main organ which detoxifies, produces protein and bio-chemicals which are known to be responsible for proper body digestion. It has been found that lemon water helps liver to carry out all its responsibilities even more effectively since it increases the number of enzymes which detoxify liver, apart from this lemon is known to be diuretic which helps in increasing the rate at which urination happens which ultimately purifies the body.

• Halts age: Lemon is known to help in erasing the wrinkles also having a better appearance of skin on regular consumption. If the body has too many toxins then the skin does not look healthy which can be fought with lemon water to get clear and glowing skin. Lemon also has citric acid which helps in fighting against acne making this one of the cheapest and most commonly available remedy to treat wrinkles and get glowing skin at the same time.

• Helps in weight loss: Too many toxins and waste products in liver will have effect on the body metabolism which in turn increases body fat. Lemon water is known to help liver in removal of all the waste products also increasing the body fat however lemon has to be supported by proper diet and physical activity.

• Resolves respiratory problems: Lemon water is known to treat any chest infections and stop any smaller coughs, also lemon is known to be best treatment for people suffering from asthma and allergies. Lemon is also known to treat bad breath and any tooth ache along with gingivitis due to the higher rate of citric acid which when taken in increased content will cause harm to tooth enamel.

Here is the process in which homemade lemon water can be prepared for consumption in morning:

Take a glass full of water either cool or even at room temperature and those suffering with any digestion problems can use hot water.
Now squeeze juice from half slice of fresh lemon into this glass of water
Stir this and drink without any sugar.

It is advised to not use bottled lemon water due to increased presence of sulphites which results in allergy among several people.


how to BitTorrent movies on your Apple TV!

Here’s how to BitTorrent movies on your Apple TV

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Popcorn Time is a fantastic — albeit questionably legal — Mac app that allows you to treat BitTorrent like Netflix, searching for movies and TV shows on sites like The Pirate Bay that you want to watch and then streaming them directly to your computer.
It’s a great app, but it has at least one glaring problem: You can’t stream a movie over Popcorn Time directly to your Apple TV using AirPlay. Luckily, thanks to a new Mac app, you can.
Called TorrenTV, this open-source app allows you to drag-and-drop any torrent file from your desktop right to a special widget that will beam it to your Apple TV.
In some ways, it’s like a combination of Popcorn Time and Beamer. Unlike Popcorn Time, though, there’s no index of files you can choose from. You’ll instead know where to find and add torrents on the Web yourself.
In an interview with TorrentFreak, TorrenTV developer Carlos says: “Popcorn Time is beautiful in code and in looks but I wanted to do two things that PopcornTime didn’t allow me, watch movies directly on my TV and add new torrents which Popcorn Time doesn’t have yet.”
I’ve tried it, and it’s a pretty killer app. Popcorn Time may not have the ability to stream to Apple TV, but thanks to this app, that doesn’t really matter anymore.
Even better, TorrenTV isn’t just a Mac affair. It’s also available for Windows and Linux. You can download it for yourself here.

Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/289118/torrentv-streams-bittorrent-movies-to-apple-tv-bittorrent-movies-shows-apple-tv/#Ij4HRBG58FVEMcbp.99

Why Apple is poised to own the Internet of Things!

Why Apple is poised to own the Internet of Things

Craig Federighi takes the wraps off Apple’s HomeKit at WWDC 2014. Photo: Roberto Baldwin/The Next Web
Imagine getting home after a hard day’s work in the year 2016: There’s no need for keys as you approach your house, since proximity sensors in the lock mean a simple iPhone voice authorization will open the door for you.
The house has been alerted to your arrival, so your Nest thermostat has adjusted the temperature to suit you, while your Philips Hue connected light bulbs change the lighting to fit your mood — predicted by analyzing your heart rate and schedule for that day. The iWatch on your wrist runs Jawbone app, letting you know your caffeine levels are a little high and that you should wait until 7:30 p.m. before going for a jog to ensure maximum sleep quality that night.
Five minutes after putting your car keys down, dinner’s ready. You’re running late, but your smart immersion cooker — which has been monitoring your location all day — has delayed cooking until the optimal start time.
And so it goes. This Jetsons-like future is the kind of thing sci-fi writers have been imagining since the 1960s, but now it’s nearing reality. In fact, with a few exceptions, pretty much everything I’ve described already exists.
Thanks to cheap smart sensors, Moore’s law miniaturization and the ubiquity of Wi-Fi, the so-called Internet of Things is tipped to become tech’s next revolutionary wave.
And Apple’s set to own it — not by rushing out Internet-connected refrigerators or toasters, but by using its HomeKit framework for connected devices to streamline the Internet of Things experience for other companies. Instead of picking one or two areas to work in, Apple wants to be the glue that connects all these different products and the data they collect.
“HomeKit is going to give us one centralized app to handle all of this information,” says Zach Supalla, founder of Spark, a company that creates development tools for smart devices. “It’s going to give you one place to visit to turn off your lights, turn up your thermostat, etc. Everything will be able to work perfectly together — just so long as you have an iOS device.”
The Phillips Hue smart lights are one of a number of companies letting you control your home lights with your iPhone.
Phillips, maker of Hue smart bulbs, is one of a number of companies letting you control your home lights with your iPhone.
Time and again, Apple has proven that it’s a company able to create simple solutions to problems that have bamboozled technologists. Take the MP3 player, smartphone or tablet, for instance — all of which existed prior to the iPod, iPhone and iPad, but none of which ever looked the same after Apple worked its magic.
A lot of people think Apple missed a trick earlier this year when it bought Beats over Nest Labs, the smart home company founded by former Apple employee Tony Fadell. While Apple got a company that makes trendy headphones, Google snapped up a genuine Internet of Things pioneer for $3.2 billion.
But Apple’s goal is far bigger than just becoming another maker of smart hardware. It’s out to fill a critical need: making it simple for all those connected gadgets to work together. It’s an enormous opportunity for Apple, says Supalla.
“There’s a real need for a company to do that,” he says . “If you think back to the World Wide Web, there was an incentive for companies to agree on a common language, since they all needed to be understood by whichever browser it is that you were using. With the Internet of Things, there’s no clear incentive. There’s no one interface for linking all of these products, because what people do instead is to create their own apps.”
The Mellow smart immersion cooker is like having a master chef in your house.
The Mellow smart immersion cooker is like having a master chef in your house.
While we only have a few Internet-connected devices — each with their own app — it’s fine. However, as the number of devices that need to communicate with each another grows to dozens or even hundreds, managing these interactions is going to be a real challenge if each uses its own app. This is where HomeKit, which was introduced at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, will come into play.
Apple has been an ecosystem-building company since Steve Jobs first announced the idea of the “digital hub” back in 2001. Since then, this idea has expanded, as we’ve seen with the iPhone and iPad (and potentially the iWatch).
Despite filling different needs in our lives, each of these devices drives sales of their companions. The Internet of Things will take this idea one step further.
“In the case of Apple, it is likely that these technologies will make users get even more value from their mobile devices,” smart sensor company SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson told me earlier this year. “The average household on our platform gets more than 15 push notifications from SmartThings per day, which is representative of the value the customer sees in giving their home a voice.”
Having a company like Apple entering the space boosts broad consumer awareness and validates the market, signalling that “now is the time when the smart home is going mainstream,” he said.

Apple’s unique approach to data

Want to quantify your tooth brushing? You'll be looking for the Kolibree smart toothbrush then.
Ready to quantify your oral hygiene? You’ll want the Kolibree smart toothbrush.
There’s one other thing that will help Apple capitalize on the Internet of Things more than any other tech giant.
Almost any conversation about the Internet of Things inevitably gets around to the question of privacy, and what data collection will look like in an age in which even your toothbrush is constantly mining personal information (shout-out to Kolibree, the world’s first connected electric toothbrush!).
How will other tech players handle the Internet of Things? Google will look to improve its services and Web advertising. Amazon will try to use data to sell users more products. Both of these approaches involve a degree of snooping that attracts negative publicity.
Apple, on the other hand, is perfectly positioned due to what it’s looking to do with the Internet of Things: drive hardware sales rather than collecting data from individual users.
So long as you buy the latest iPhone, iPad or Mac, Apple is happy for the software part of the equation to be a bit like the free food and event tickets that casinos hand out to their top customers to stop them from leaving. It’s a way of making your iPhone, iPad or iWatch more central to your life — not of letting Apple find out every possible thing about you for better targeted ads.
Apple might later decide to add HomeKit hardware once it sees what works and what doesn’t. If it does, we’re in for some exciting products, and Apple’s well-placed to build them. But even if it doesn’t, there’s no compelling reason why Apple can’t come out on top in this battle to tech’s next frontier.
Apple was late coming to the Internet back in the 1990s — only really embracing the Web fully after Steve Jobs made his triumphant return to the company.
Cupertino’s not going to let the same be true this time.

Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/288563/apple-internet-of-things/#iIBpLzUXVHe2b0OZ.99




best dim sum in singapore history
Drawings by Ellen Wishart, Arrangement by Seth Lui

Dim Sum has always been a traditional comfort food in Singapore, owing to many early migrants bringing this wonderful cuisine to our little island from Hong Kong. Through the decades, Singapore has also evolved the Dim Sum culture to include different styles like Shanghainese and Sze Chuan dishes, as well as our own local touch.
Singaporeans love dim sum and I felt a need to research, taste and develop a comprehensive guide to the best dim sums in Singapore ever seen, due to the massive number of people looking for good dim sum. It was also the perfect excuse to stuff myself senseless with Liu Sha Bao (流沙包).
Many restaurants only serve dim sum in the morning till mid afternoon, then switch to a different dinner menu. Look out for the dim sum hours available so you don’t miss it!

Bests of Value-for-Money Dim Sum

Highlighting the best value for money dim sum, these are the dim sum restaurants I feel were extremely worth the money I paid. This category doesn’t mean these restaurants are cheap, but that they give maximum tummy happiness for every dollar spent.

Hua Ting Restaurant 華廳

best dim sum singapore Hua ting
Helmed by Masterchef Lap Fai who was crowned Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year 2012 at the World Gourmet Series Awards, Hua Ting is an excellent choice for mid-high range dim sum. Among all my tastings, I would have to say Hua Ting has thebest overall dim sum- every single dish I tried here was delectably impressive. Typically packed, you have to make reservations at the restaurant 2 days beforehand.
The baked mango with chicken tart ($4.50) and double boiled Cantonese Soups are delicious favorites. The liu sha bao (salted yolk lava buns, $4.20) is thick, creamy with a hint of salty graininess and with smooth skin. Even the special-of-the-day vegetarian dim sum (made with mushrooms and Chinese wine $4.20) was good, given that I don’t usually order vegetarian dishes (personal preference). Ask for their homemade chunky XO chilli sauce to go with your dim sum as well, you won’t regret it.
Dim Sum Price: $35/pax
Address: 442 Orchard Rd, Level 2 Orchard Hotel, Singapore 238879 | Website
Dim Sum Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30 – 14.30 | Sat- Sun: 11.00 – 14.30

Tim Ho Wan Singapore 添好运

Tim ho wan 4 heavenly king
4 heavenly king dim sum 四大天王点心

The latest Hong Kong dim sum craze to hit Singapore, Tim Ho Wan is the cheapest Michelin Star restaurant you will find on this planet. And they serve top grade dim sum at very reasonable prices. There are currently 4 branches as of this writing.
The only problem with Tim Ho Wan, is that the queue is TOO long, with the Plaza Singapura branch taking up to 2 hours to queue! My advice is to go for the Toa Payoh outlet at odd hours like 3pm if you want to skip the queue and try this dim sum. New branches include one at Westgate Mall, and one at Bedok Mall.
Dim Sum Price: $20/pax
Address: 450 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #02-02, ERA Centre, Singapore 319394 |Website
Dim Sum hours: Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 22:00 | Sat, Sun & PH: 09:00 – 22:00

Peach Garden 桃苑

Peach Garden Fried liu sha bao
The very first Peach Garden opened in Novena Garden in 2002 as a place for connoisseurs of Cantonese cuisine to gather. Since then, their success has led to multiple outlets opening around Singapore.
Peach Garden is modern chic and uses a mix of Asian cuisines including Thai style. A very apt place for business and family dinners, Peach Garden is clean and appealing for the masses. The fried Liu Sha Bao, roasted pork belly and XO chilli carrot cake are things to try.
There’s also a very affordable high-tea dim sum buffet at $20.80++ on weekends, 3pm-5pm, which is extremely value for money. Service here is attentive and very conscientious.
Dim Sum Price: $27/pax
Address: #01-88, 301 Upper Thomson Road, Thompson Plaza, Singapore 574408 | Website
Dim Sum Hours:  Sat, Sun, PH: 11:00 – 14:30 | High tea buffet: Sat, Sun, PH: 15:00 – 17:00

Bests of No Frills Hawker Dim Sum

Even though I said no frills, some of these roadside hawker places have started charging for small items like appetizers and napkins so do take note. However, the average price per person will definitely still be less than $20.

Swee Choon 瑞春

Swee Choon Mee Suah kueh
One of Singapore’s oldest and most successful road side dim sum place, althoughSwee Choon has raised prices, the dim sum is still very affordable. The beautiful thing about Swee Choon is that they only open at night, which makes it a popular spot for young, midnight supper goers.
Most of the dim sum is above average, while the fried Swee Choon Mee Suah Kueh is quite interesting. Take note of the appetizer and napkin charges. And the old hookers that occasionally appear near Jalan Besar.
Dim Sum Price: $14/pax
Address: 191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882 | Website
Dim Sum hours: Wed – Mon: 18:00 – 06:00 | Closed on Tuesdays

126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi  搵到食

126 dim sum wen dao shi pork bun
Wen Dao Shi (or 126 Wan Dou Sek in Cantonese) is a place I’ve visited for years. The dishes are all really affordable, with one of the largest range of fried dim sum I’ve seen. This places is open 24 hrs like a boss.
The setting here is like a 1980s Hong Kong stall. Although not a Dim Sum, theThai-style Crab Bee Hoon they serve here is just amazing and flavourful at only $15! Best value for money crab bee hoon in Singapore.
Dim Sum Price: $14/pax
Address: 26 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387407 | Phone: 67464757
Dim sum hours: They never close, ever. Opens 24 hours.

Victor’s Kitchen

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The most expensive out of the hawker dim sums, Victor’s Kitchen used to be in the category of ‘value-for-money’ but has since raised prices after getting popular. They compensate for this by giving larger sized dim sum, as well as adding a bit of twist like the wet XO sauce carrot cake. Lunch and dinner times get really packed like sardines, so either make a booking or come during off-peak hours.
Dim Sum Price: $17/pax
Address: 91 Bencoolen Street, Sunshine Plaza, #01-21, Singapore 189652 | Phone 9838 2851
Dim Sum Hours: Tue – Sun: 10:30 – 20:00 | Closed: Mon

Tak Po 德宝 

Tak Po Dim sum
Tak Po is a casual and unpretentious dim sum restaurant in Chinatown, which can also translate to: don’t expect good service here. It’s one of few dim sum establishments that will allow you to order dim sum as individual pieces instead of the usual basket of threes of fours. Good for bigger and smaller groups.
Although not amazing, the dim sum is convenient and pretty affordable. Try the soya drenched chicken feet ($2.80), lightly fried crispy yam dumpling ($0.90 for one) and char siew bao ($0.90 for one).
Dim Sum Price: $15/pax
Address: 42 Smith Street, Singapore 058954 | Phone 62250302
Dim Sum Hours: Daily 7:00 – 22.30

Yi Dian Xin Hong Kong Dim Sum 一点心

Yi Dian Xin is no doubt, the epitome of no frills, fuss-free and cheap hawker dim sum. Located along the popular midnight supper spot of Upper Serangoon, it is easy to miss this little corner shop with massive crowds for teo chew mui Porridge right beside them. Still, things get a bit messy on a Sunday afternoon as its reputation starts to spread.
Chef Foong hails from  Tung Lok restaurant originally but has decided to start his own little stall in Upper Serangoon. Try the signature dalted egg custard bun ($3) and Yi Dian Xin prawn dumpling ($3) which are extremely worth their price for this standard of quality.
Dim Sum Price: $11/pax
Address: 1012 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534752 | Phone 91685587
Dim Sum Hours: Daily 7:00 – 18:00 | Closed: Alt. Tues

Bests of Premium Tai Tai Dim Sum

The atas (up-scale) expensive stuff. These hotel restaurants require deep pockets or are usually for that special occasion. Good food with excellent ambience and service, you get what you pay for.

Yan Ting Restaurant 宴庭

best dim sum singapore buffet yan ting

Yan Ting has probably in my opinion, the best Dim Sum brunch in Singapore if you ignore the last act of taking money out of your wallet. The interior is also amazingly modern yet retaining a distinctive Chinese fine-dining style. However, to have dim sum at this prestigious restaurant comes with a hefty price tag of $98++ for the non-alcoholic weekend a la carte brunch buffet, which has dim sum as well as other Cantonese dishes.
Definitely not something you have everyday, and 3 times more expensive than other dim sum restaurants. Yan Ting is the place to go if you happen to be in the money printing business. Or your husband happens to be Li Ka Shing. Opt for the morning seating, as its less crowded and dishes won’t run out as fast.
Dim Sum Brunch Price: $114/pax after tax
Address: 29 Tanglin Rd, St.Regis Hotel (Level 1U), Singapore 247911 | Website
Dim Sum Hours: Sat – Sun: 10:30 – 12:30 | 13:00 – 15:00 (Split shift)

Man Fu Yuan 满福苑

man fu yuan dumpling
The 2nd most expensive dim sum buffet, Man Fu Yuan’s dim sum brunch is available daily at $88++ per person. Decorated with butterfly lamps and peony flowers all around, this restaurant exudes a nostalgic yet classy atmosphere.
Serving handcrafted premium dim sum, having brunch here is a surefire way to feel chi-chi and atas. Mango prawn roll with wasabi ($5 for 3) has wonderfully fried skin with that wasabi punch, while the juicy Dumpling with foie gras ($5 for 3) combines Eastern and Western ingredients to birth this magnificent dim sum.
Dim Sum Brunch Price: $102.90/pax after tax
Address: 80 Middle Rd, Intercontinental Hotel (2nd floor), Singapore 188966 | Website
Dim Sum Hours: Mon – Sun: 11.45 – 2.30pm

Cherry Garden 櫻桃

Best dim sum singapore buffet cherry garden
Cherry Garden brings the realism of an ancient Chinese courtyard to the next level by having an actual antique wooden doorway you have to step through. Designed with Feng Shui in mind, this restaurant is truly a journey to the orient.
The dim sum selection here is mostly traditional, but has a few new touches like the Escargot puff pastry ($5.80). But what Cherry Garden excels in is using fresh and premium ingredients to make the standard dim sum even more outstanding. The Glazed Kurobuta Pork Char Siew Pau ($5.80) is probably the best char siew pau I’ve had. The weekend dim sum buffet will set you back $68++ per person.
Dim Sum brunch price: $79.50/pax after tax
Address: 6 Raffles Blvd, Mandarin Oriental Hotel (Level 5), Singapore 039797 | Website
Dim Sum Hours: 11.00–13:00, 13.30 – 15.30 (Weekend dim sum brunch)

Hai Tien Lo 海天楼

hai tien lo berkshire pork bun
The Hai Tien Lo Weekend Dim Sum brunch buffet ($68++) comes with one premium buddha jumps over the wall soup as well as one braised abalone per person. The widespread menu also sees many Teo Chew influenced dishes in the dim sum brunch, like the steamed promfret with blended chilli paste. The quick-fried Hokkaido scallops are freshly sweet, while the double boiled chicken soup is just full of flavor yet light in nature.
The Weekday Dim Sum Lunch buffet ($48++)  has a smaller spread but costs less while still allowing you to enjoy Hai Tien Lo’s grand and lavish dining hall with many elements of the traditional wavy motif you’ll find at the Emperor’s palace.
Dim Sum brunch price: $79.50/pax after tax
Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Hotel (Level 3), Singapore 039595 |Website
Dim Sum Hours: Sat & Sun: 11.30 – 14.00 (Weekend dim sum brunch)

Bests of Casual Restaurant Dim Sum

The more casual dining places where you can enjoy good dim sum and not have to breath in smoke, prices are higher than your hawker dim sums but with much higher service standards and consistency. Recommend making reservations in advance for all these restaurants to avoid dimsumppointment.

Royal China at Raffles 皇朝

Royal China has always been reputed to serve excellent dim sum in an up-scale hotel setting, yet is quite reasonably priced. They however seem to suffer from inconsistent standards from time to time, and each seating tends to be quite short- 1hr 15 mins to order.
Superb thick and flowy Liu Sha Bao sweetened with some mango in the custard. XO Chilli here is recommended too. Make advanced booking as this place is popular and gets booked up. Other Chinese dishes are good too, like the Aromatic Crispy Duck, but are going to cost a lot more than the dim sum.
Dim Sum Price: $28/pax
Address: 1 Beach Rd, #03-09, Raffles Hotel Arcade, Singapore 189673 | Phone 6338 3363
Dim Sum hours: Mon – Sat: 12:00 – 15:00, Sun & PH: 11:00 – 15:00

Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine

best dim sum imperial treasure
Concentrating mainly on authenticity, Imperial Treasure serves wonderfully crafted dim sum prepared by their Hong Kong chefs. The quality is also very consistent no matter how many times you come.
The many branches of Imperial Treasure have good dim sum too, like Nan Bei or Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao, but I feel for the best selection of dim sum it’s still at Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine. The dim sum dishes with fresh prawn are crunchy and delicious, like the prawn rice roll ($5.50) and siew mai ($4.80), while the banana roll with bean paste ($3.60) is something you don’t see that often.
Dim Sum Price: $35/pax
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-05A/6, Great World City, Singapore 237994 (Another branch at Changi Airport, Crowne Plaza) | Website
 Dim Sum hours: Mon – Sun: 10.30 – 15.00pm

East Ocean Teo Chew Restaurant 东海潮洲酒家

East Ocean roasted meat
A restaurant serving innovative Hong Kong Style Teochew cuisine, East Ocean has become much more accessible since moving to Ngee Ann City in 2012.
Hands down, the best crispy roasted pork belly ($15) I’ve had in Singapore was at East Ocean Teochew restaurant. The Liu Sha Bao was also amazing- thick flowiness and not overly eggy in taste. They also serve intricate animal-shaped dim sum dishes that are almost too cute to eat.
The honey char siew ($10.50) is also not overly sweetly marinated and still retains a meaty pork flavor.
Dim Sum Price: $30/pax
Address: 391 Orchard Road, #05-08/09, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872 |Website
Dim Sum Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.00 – 15.00 | Sat, Sun, PH: 10.00 – 15.00

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant 华乐酒楼

best dim sum singapore wah lok dim sum
With a long history of awards, Wah Lok has always been reputed to be one of Singapore’s best dim sum restaurants. Serving traditional Cantonese dim sum, this is one of the few places you can find Hong Kong style steamed carrot cake ($4).
You can order the dim sum portions here according to how many people there are, and not one fixed basket size. Prices are slightly more steep at Wah Lok than regular casual Cantonese restaurants, but the quality is worth it. Try the steamed crab and egg white dumpling ($6) and baked custard buns ($4.40) for something familiar, yet done differently in style.
Dim Sum Price: $35/pax
Address: 76 Bras Basah Rd, Carlton Hotel (Level 2), Singapore 189558 | Website
Dim Sum hours: Mon – Sat: 11:30 – 14.30pm | Sunday: 11.00 – 14.30

Mouth Restaurant 地茂馆

mouth restaurant 6 color prawn dumpling har gao

After a menu revamp, Mouth restaurant now has many creative dishes like the 6 coloured har gao and squid ink Char Siew Bao. Get the famous baked crust Custard bun, which is like Tim Ho Wan’s pork bun, but with salted egg custard filling. Very nice combination.
A lot of reinterpretations of classic dim sum items that looks quite daunting to try, Mouth restaurant is affordable and has visually pleasing dim sum, although it looks better than it tastes. Certain dim sum items like the Squid Ink Char Siew Bao are not sold during dinner.
Dim Sum Price: $28/pax
Address: #01-61, China Square Central , 22 Cross Street, Singapore 048421 | Website
Dim Sum hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30 – 15:00 | Sat, Sun & PH: 10:00 – 15:30 | Daily: 18:00 – 22:00

The Cathay Restaurant 国泰

Cathay Restaurant har gao
Starting way back in the 1950s as a Western restaurant, The Cathay restaurant slowly evolved and was once the most popular Cantonese restaurant in Singapore in the 1970s, where the four-heavenly kings of Cantonese cuisine first started out. Somehow, it’s fame has faded in the new millennium, but I think new generations should hear about this restaurant as well.
Quite possibly the best har gao (steamed fresh prawn dumpling $5.60) I’ve had in Singapore. Very thin, yet firm outer skin with very flavorful whole prawn. Har gaos taste pretty much standard in a lot of dim sum restaurants, but at Cathay restaurant, this dish actually managed to catch my attention.
Dim Sum Price: $28/pax
Address: 2 handy road #02-01 The Cathay, Singapore 229233 | Tel: 6732 7888 | Website
Dim Sum hours: Mon – Sat: 11:00 – 15:00 | Sat: 10:00 – 17:00

Bests of A la carte buffet Dim Sum

Who doesn’t like to stuff their faces with streams dim sum? I know I do. Here’s where you can have dim sum buffets in Singapore with good variety and quality.

Jade 玉楼

At $38++ per person, Jade’s dim sum buffet is a mid range brunch pricing, but worth every dollar. One time order items include the sumptuous, savoury Superior Bird’s Nest Soup with Truffle, a Shark’s Fin soup replacement, that has generous amounts of crab meat with that truffle after-taste.
The fried/baked items at Jade are really good, like the Char Siew Sou andFried Carrot Cake which have crispy yet non-greasy crusts. Extremely well-trained and attentive staff, this is one of the best balanced dim sum buffet.
Dim Sum Price: $44/pax after tax
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Fullerton Hotel (Ground floor), Singapore 049178 | Website
Dim Sum Hours: Sat – Sun: 11:00-12:45 | 13:15 – 15:00 (Split shift)

Yum Cha Restaurant

yum cha - roasts
This Chinatown stalwart serves a $21.80++ weekday dim sum high tea buffet from 3pm – 6pm. Yes, it’s that specific. Probably aimed at getting people in during this lull time, Yum Cha gets quite crowded over the weekends during breakfast and lunch hours.
There are over 60 items of a la carte items to choose from like the shark’s fin dumpling ($4) and  pumpkin yam golden cake ($4.20), we also recommend thegarlic soft shell crab ($8.80) which is crispy and well infused with garlic notes.
This is a casual, unpretentious place with good old fashion dim sum carts, marble tables and wooden chairs. However, service gets a bit slow when there’s too many people, and dishes tend to take a while to be served.
Buffet Price: $25.70/pax after tax
Address: 20 Trengganu Street, #02-01, Singapore 058479 | Website
Dim sum hours: Mon – Fri: 15.00 – 18.00 (weekday dim sum high tea)

Peony Jade Restaurant  (Keppel)

Peony Jade Banana mango
A Sze-chuan and Cantonese cuisine restaurant, Peony Jade features high ceilings, quaint red lanterns and decent dim sum. At $26.80++, Peony Jade Keppel’s dim sum pushcart buffet is quite worth it. Peony Jade’s mini pandan liu sha bao as well as the banana mango fritter are worth trying. The buffet also comes with 1 offShark’s Fin soup and Salmon Sashimi as appetizers.
If you have a car and want some good value dim sum buffet, Peony Jade is a good candidate to consider. Do note that the Clark Quay branch does not serve Dim Sum buffet, and it is only available at the Keppel branch.
Buffet Price: $31/pax after tax
Address: 10 Bukit Chermin Road, Keppel Club, Singapore 109918 | Website
Dim sum hours: Weekdays: 11.00 – 14:30 (weekend lunch serves a la carte dim sum)

Bests of Classic Old School Dim Sum

Each restaurant listed here has at least 30 years of history with many of their dim sum recipes remaining the same for decades. The ambience and feeling are all very nostalgic especially if you are a Gen X-er, you will definitely appreciate this. For me I can still remember going to weddings at these restaurants when I was a boy. Youngsters should check it out to have a feel of tradition.

Red Star Restaurant 红星酒家 Dragon Phoenix Restaurant 龍鳳大飯店

Singapore's best dim sum Red Star Trolley
Red Star and Dragon Phoenix are run by remaining chefs of the Four Heavenly Kings of Cantonese Cuisine that gained fame and multiple culinary awards in the 70s. They were all disciples of grandmaster Chef Luo Chen at Cathay Restaurant in the 50s, considered to be the most prestigious Chinese restaurant at the time. They are also credited with inventing the famous Singapore dishes we eat so regularly today: Chilli Crab, Yam Ring and Yu Sheng.
These 2 restaurants have similar standards and still employ traditional cart-pushing dim sum ladies like in Hong Kong. The restaurant layout and recipes have remained unchanged for more than 40 years, giving a very deep impression of nostalgia.
Dim Sum Price: $25/pax
Red Star Address: 54 Chin Swee Rd, #07-23, Singapore 160054 | Phone: 65325266
Dim Sum hours: Daily: 7.00 – 15.00 (Earliest opening dim sum restaurant)
Dragon Phoenix Address:  177A River Valley Rd, #06-00, Novotel Clark Quay, Singapore 179031 | Website
Dim sum hours: Mon – Fri: 11.00 – 15.00 | Sat – Sun: 10.00 – 16.00

Summer Palace 夏宫

Summer Palace Regent Dim Sum
The first restaurant in Regent Hotel, Summer Palace’s 50 seater décor reminiscences nostalgia and is a showcase of traditional Chinese restaurants with wooden fixtures and prosperous red highlights.
An immensely popular pick for traditional Chinese wedding dinners, Summer Palace also makes an excellent business lunch venue if you want to let your client sample Chinese Canton cuisine. Excellent service as to be expected of a hotel restaurant. Expect items like the prawn dumpling with spinach infused skin, bbq pork bun and bird’s nest dumpling as part of the set.
Dim Sum price: $25/pax
Address: 3 Cuscaden Rd, The Regent Hotel, Singapore 249728 |Website
Dim Sum hours: Mon – Sat: 12:00 – 14:30 (lunch only)

Asia Grand Restaurant 亚洲金阁海鲜酒家

Asia Grand Chinese restaurant
Winner of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs medallion, Asia Grand has one of the better service standards out of all the classic restaurants here (other than Summer Palace). They have also updated their decor, and have traditional dim sums as well as simple yet new combinations like their steamed cheong-fun with shredded chicken and preserved eg ($5.80), which we think you will either love or hate;there’s no in betweenThe braised duck’s web with peanut ($4.80) also reminds me deeply of Hong Kong street food.
The dim sum is popular and constantly quite crowded on the weekends from 9am-2pm. Tip: You must try the peking duck ($38) here, one of the best in Singapore.
Dim Sum Price: $28/pax
Address: #01-02, 331 North Bridge Road, Odeon Towers, Singapore 188720 |Website
Dim Sum Hours: Mon – Sat: 11:30 – 14:30 | Sun & PH: 10:00 – 14:30

Spring Court 詠春園

Best dim sum singapore spring court
The oldest surviving Chinese restaurant in Singapore, the Spring Court brand has been around since 1929 before many of us were even born! Strictly speaking, the current restaurant is pretty new having moved several times, but the dim sum is classic. Now onto their 3rd generation of family management, this restaurant is constantly evolving and adapting to modern times, a sign of survival into the future to continue serving us dim sum goodness.
Spring Court is a massive 4 story shop-house with an elevator catering for families and business VIPs alike. The homemade Popiah and Spicy Wanton 红油炒手 are fiery hot, but burns oh so good. The spiciness makes my ears tingle when I eat it, but it’s just delicious and full of flavour.
Dim Sum price: $25/pax
Address: 52-56 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 058348 | Website
Dim sum Hours: Daily: 11.00 – 15.00

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