22 June 2016

GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet Restaurant

GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet Restaurant provides delicious food choices at affordable prices. Six delectable broths to choose from - Mala, Collagen, Tomyam, Ginseng, Tomato and Vege. Buffet comes with a variety of fresh meats, seafood, vegetables and some korean signature dishes. 
Sauces for the steamboat 
(you can mix the sauces at the counter)
 Jaechae and Tteokbokki
Korean-style fried chicken wings (Sweet & Spicy)
Kimchi Pancakes
 Crabmeat, fishballs, luncheon meat, tofu, etc
  Prawns
 Chicken meat, fish slices, squid
Pork belly
 Ready to start the steamboat session!
You can also order the ala carte korean drinks (makkoli, soju or beer) and ice-cream (soda, chocolate, melon).

How to get there?
Address: 218 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway @ Emerald #04-01 Singapore 238851 
(Take the lift inside Crate & Barrel)
Tel: 6385 7854

By Car -
  • Park at 313@Somerset, along Somerset Road, turn right into the carpark entrance after the taxi stand on the right side
  • Alternatively, park at the open carpark opposite of Cineleisure or at Centrepoint carpark

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 09038 (Midpoint Orchard) - Bus No. 7, 14, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502

Nearest MRT Station: Somerset

Opening hours
Mon to Fri: 11.30am to 2.30pm / 5pm to 10.30pm
Sat to Sun: 11.30am to 3.30pm / 5pm to 10.30pm

Prices
Buffet Lunch
Mon - Fri: S$16.90++ (Adult) / S$9.90++ (Child)
Sat/Sun/PH: S$25.90++ (Adult) / S$16.90++ (Child)

Buffet Dinner
Mon - Fri: S$25.90++ (Adult) / S$16.90++ (Child)
Sat/Sun/PH: S$27.90++ (Adult) / S$16.90++ (Child)

17 June 2016

Jingtong 菁桐 (Taipei)

Our last stop was at Jingtong, the wooden station that was built in 1929 by the Japanese government for the mining business. The place is filled with rolls of bamboos with wishes written on them.
How to get there?
Buy the "One Day pass for Pingxi Line" at Taipei Railway Station so you could visit a few stops along the train line. We bought the passes at Counter 12.
 From Taipei Railway Station (Platform No. 4), take train to Ruifang (瑞芳). If you are not sure which platform, check with the station person.
 Train fare costs NTD 44 (using Easycard) and it takes about an hour to reach Ruifang (瑞芳).
 Alight at Ruifang Station (瑞芳車站) and change to the train travelling towards Jingtong (菁桐).
  Alight at Jingtong Station (菁桐車站).

Bought some lovely cards from the shop that is located in front of the train station.
Passed by the shops at Jingtong old street and reached the bus stop.
Jingtong Memorial Statue (菁桐坑纪念雕像)
Instead of taking the train back, we took the bus to Muzha MRT station.
Where else have I been in Taiwan?

10 June 2016

Shifen 十分 (Taipei)

Well-known for its Shifen Waterfall and events such as the Sky Lantern Festival, the place is usually teemed with visitors. Before heading towards the Taipei Railway Station, we had our simple breakfast at McDonald's. =)
How to get there?
Buy the "One Day pass for Pingxi Line" at Taipei Railway Station so you could visit a few stops along the train line. We bought the passes at Counter 12.

From Taipei Railway Station (Platform No. 4), take train to Ruifang (瑞芳). If you are not sure which platform, check with the station person.

Train fare costs NTD 44 (using Easycard) and it takes about an hour to reach Ruifang (瑞芳).
Alight at Ruifang Station (瑞芳車站) and change to the train travelling towards Jingtong (菁桐).
Alight at Shifen Station (十分車站).
There's a souvenir shop at Shifen Station and we bought some cute magnets.
Lovely Pouches
Miniature sky lanterns
Many visitors wrote their wishes on the sky lanterns and set them into the sky, along the railway track.
There were food stalls along the Shifen old street.

Cotton candies shaped into cute characters. 好可爱的棉花糖!
Shifen Waterfall Park 十分瀑布公园
From the sign board, we walked down the route and came to this bridge known as the "Si Guang Tan Qiao" (四廣潭橋).
On our way back to the train platform, we came across primary school students who were raising funds for their graduation trip by showcasing their talents. We donated to show our support towards them!

At times, there'd be trains coming towards Shifen and those who were in midst of setting their sky lanterns, had to move away from the railway track.
Bought our milk bubble teas from this shop.
In midst of making the tapioca balls. 现做粉圆, 粉圆制作中.
Sky lanterns! 好多天灯!
Next, we took the train to Jingtong (菁桐)
Where else have I been in Taiwan?