Maple & Market

Sarah from Sarah’s Loft has recently opened a new bakery. We’re huge fans of hers; she baked X’s chocolate fudge cake and my salted caramel popcorn cake for our birthdays and everybody loved them. Plus, Maple & Market serves tea from Tea Bone Zen Mind, and their stash of party ware looks perfect for a picnic in the park.

Maple & Market
34 Cassia Cresent, #01-82, S(390034)
Open Mon: 12pm – 10pm, Wed – Fri: 12pm – 10pm, Sat: 10am – 10pm, Sun: 10am – 6pm

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Pen, paper, adventure.

Sunny-Side-Up is a new weekly column celebrating clear blue skies, fancy bookmarks and the snooze button. In other words, expect book/film reviews, DIY crafts and easy recipes for a lovely weekend.

We were exploring Goodman Arts Centre when we spotted these tables and benches wearing pretty blue socks. A lovely place to settle down as we penned our next adventure — can’t wait for it to happen!

Handling secretarial chores for the day was my trusty planner, simplistically put together using materials from Loft. I love how it’s customizable to suit my jotting/doodling/scribbling needs.

The wooden book cover from Supermama was made using real wood which is why the grain pattern on each sleeve is so unique. Love it!

Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road, S(439053)

Supermama
30A Seah Street, S(188368)
Open Mon-Sat: 12pm-9pm, Sun: 12pm-7pm

Cafe Melba

Opened for less than a month, Cafe Melba is a new bistro by Tadcaster Hospitality. We wanted a quiet place (+free wifi) to iron out our travel plans, so we certainly didn’t expect the cafe to transform into a giant family playground during weekends. But any noise was good noise because nothing cheers up a rainy Saturday like the sounds of happy children running carefree.

I was happy with my Eggs Benedict — perfectly poached free-range eggs atop home-cured bacon and toasted english muffins. Breakfast on weekends are also served with complimentary orange juice/coffee.

We loved the croissant too — soft, buttery and flaky. Can I have another one please?

The service may be a little patchy but we met with a friendly waitress who made sure everything’s alright.

Cafe Melba
90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, S(439053)
Open Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun & Public Holidays: 830am-10pm

新華文學館。

一踏進來就聞到了一股熟悉的書卷味,讓我想起當年在國大的中文圖書館里蒐集資料的日子。這就是《新華文學館》,裡頭收藏了上萬本自新加坡獨立以來的本地文學創作,其中也包括了許多尤今的作品。

所謂新華文學,指的就是新加坡華文文學。雖然無論氣勢或頻度都難以和中國、台灣甚至馬來西亞的文學比較,但是新華文學畢竟也是我們的文化遺產,所以真的應該珍惜及推廣。有興趣的朋友可以來這裡閱讀書籍,但不可外借。

新華文學館
月眠藝術中心 (Goodman Arts Centre), 90 Goodman Road #04-05 Blk B
Open Tue-Sun: 11am-5pm

Noise Singapore: Public Garden.

Despite the slight rain, I was pretty psyched up about the Public Garden flea last Saturday, because I’m finally gonna meet some of my favorite local crafters while munching on freshly baked goodies, yays!

Charming and customizable notebooks and totes from Teasecups. I bagged one of their terrariums for a very decent price.

Kariton recycles old phone directories into nifty notebooks covers, very clever indeed.

Simply couldn’t resist one of these adorable kittykats from Teaspoon Vintage.

Supermama was there too. Pop by their brick and motar shop along Seah Street.

Casual Days is a new indie magazine published by the Casual Poet Culture. It’s now my bedtime read — to wander into someone else’s written thoughts is surprisingly liberating.

Have always been a huge fan of Cookie Cutter‘s hand-sewn plushies.

And I fell in love almost instantly with Mr. Cloud.

Stirring the wanderlust monster is The Occasional Traveller with their various travel supplements.

Had a brownie + vanilla fudge cupcake from Plain Vanilla. Found the cream topping way too sweet for our liking, which perhaps the sweeter tooth may enjoy.

Finally got to try some yummy goodies from Sadie Rose, and got rewarded with a moustache cookie for reading Sarah’s Loft. Whee!

Other events by Noise Singapore will be happening from now till 4 March. And don’t forget to bookmark Public Garden for their upcoming fleas. ♥♥