2 Best Restaurants at Hotel G

 

Hotel G has more to offer than relaxing rooms and gym for guest. They have 2 amazing restaurants that serve different cuisine.

 

  1. Ginett 

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Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar is located on the first floor. With a culinary team led by our highly acclaimed Executive Chef, the restaurant offers imported cold cuts and cheese, premium wines and daily specials cooked with quality ingredients. The venue features a cozy communal space that is perfect for mingling, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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OPENING HOURS:

BREAKFAST: Buffet breakfast is from 7:00am – 10:00am for weekday and from 7:00am – 10:30am for weekend.

A la Carte breakfast menu is available for walk in guest from 8:00 – 11:00am daily.

WEEKEND BRUNCH: Brunch A la Carte menu, TUF Package and Chef daily special menu is from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

WEEKDAY LUNCH: Lunch A la Carte menu and daily set lunch menu is from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

BAR BITE: Bar Bite menu is available from 3:00pm – 11:30pm on Sunday – Thursday and for Friday and Saturday is available until 12:30am.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
+65 6809 7989

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Everyone is free to read their magazines or books.

      2.  25 Degrees

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Before you enter the restaurant, you can lounge here first and read some of their books.
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This is how it looks like at night.

       Originating in Los Angeles, with branches in Chicago and Bangkok, this burger & liquor bar is named after the precise temperature difference between a raw and well-done hamburger. 25 Degrees introduces a sophisticated new twist on the traditional American burger bar concept – complete with funky music and cool décor.

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OPENING HOURS:

OPEN DAILY from 11:00am – 3:00am, last order at 2:30am.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
+65 6809 7990

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Pretty please! Make sure to drop by here after your party at night!

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J-1 Visa Program Requirements

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”

 

Before you can apply for J-1 Visa, you need to decide which program first will suit your personality and status to prevent issues in the future.

Each program available under the J-1 visa has specific requirements and regulations. Please choose the program below that you are interested in learning more about:

  • Au Pair
  • Camp Counselor
  • College and University Student Program
  • Secondary School Student Program
  • Government Visitor Program
  • International Visitor Program
  • Physician Program
  • Professor and Research Scholar Program
  • Short-Term Scholar Program
  • Specialist Program
  • Summer Work Travel Program
  • Teacher Program
  • Trainee Program
  • Intern Program
  • Working Outside the Program
  • J-2 Visa

Au Pair

The Au Pair category of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program allows for childcare providers between the ages of 18 and 26 to work caring for a family’s children in exchange for room, board, and a stipend. The main priority of an au pair is to care for his or her charge(s), but he or she will also have free time to enjoy life in the US.

In order be eligible for a J-1 visa as an au pair, a potential applicant must first have received a job offer from a family. Other prerequisites include:

  • 18-26 years of age
  • Good health
  • Previous childcare experience
  • Speak and understand English
  • Secondary school education
  • Non-smoker (if required by the family)
  • Police clearance report
  • International driver’s license and a minimum of 50 hours’ driving experience
  • Willing to live 12 months away from home
  • Cannot have previously lived in the US as an au pair

Applicants may need to interview in their home country by the sponsoring organization, and they may need to conduct a number of telephone interviews with potential host families. The sponsor must also provide the participant with a minimum of 32 hours of childcare training before placing them with a host family.

While working in the US, the au pair must provide no more than 10 hours of childcare services a day, with a maximum of 45 hours per week. He or she must also complete at least six hours of academic credit at a US post-secondary educational institution. The au pair’s responsibilities may include bringing the children to and from school and other activities, helping them with homework, helping to keep children’s rooms clean, and cooking light meals for the children.

The host family is required to pay up to $500 towards the au pair’s required academic coursework. The host family is also expected to provide the au pair with private room and board (three meals a day) and compensation for childcare work. This compensation must be in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Camp Counselor

Through the Camp Counselor program, foreign post-secondary students and youth workers are able to work at American summer camps. In order to be eligible for these positions, applicants must:

  • Speak and understand English
  • Be proficient in dealing with children
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a foreign post-secondary student, youth worker, teacher, or individual with specialized skills

As a camp counselor, participants will be provided with housing and meals by the camps for which they are working, at no cost to themselves. They will receive pay and benefits proportionate to those offered to their American counterparts. Although they will occasionally be asked to perform non-counseling duties, they cannot serve as staff. This means that they cannot act as office workers, cooks, or menial laborers such as dishwashers or janitors. Participants can work as counselors for up to four months, and extensions are not allowed.

College and University Student Program

This program allows foreign students to study at American colleges and universities. Students who participate in this program must pursue a full-time course of study and must maintain good academic standing. They might also participate in a student internship program that fulfills educational objectives of their degree programs in their home countries.

Students in this program must be financed by funding from any source other than personal or family, such as directly or indirectly by the US government, their home country government, or an international organization of which the US is a member.

The program must be carried out according to an agreement between the US government and the student’s home government, of according to a written agreement between American and foreign educational institutions, an American educational institution and a foreign government, or a state or local government in the US and a foreign government.

Secondary School Student Program

Under this program, high school students are able to travel to the US and study at a public or private high school while staying with a host family or at a boarding school.

In order to be eligible, participants must be between the ages of 15 and 18.5 by the first day of school. They must not have completed more than 11 years of primary and secondary school (excluding kindergarten), and they must not have previously participated in a secondary school exchange program in the US.

In this program, students are allowed to take part in all school activities, though the school district and the state office in charge of deciding athletic eligibility must approve the student’s participation. Students in this program are not allowed to work part-time or full-time jobs, though they may work the occasional job such as babysitting or yard work. They are not permitted to live with relatives, and they must not stay in the US longer than one academic school year.

Government Visitor Program

Through this program, distinguished international visitors selected by a US federal, state, or local government agency visit the US to develop and strengthen professional and personal relationships with their American counterparts. They are engages in observation tours, discussions, consultations, professional meetings, conferences, workshops, travel, and training.

International Visitor Program

This category is for people-to-people programs meant to develop and strengthen professional and personal relationships between key foreign nationals and Americans and American institutions. Participants must be a recognized or potential leader in a field of specialized knowledge or skill. They are selected by the US Department of States.

Physician Program

This program allows foreign physicians to participate in US graduate medical education programs or training at US medical schools.

In order to qualify for clinical exchange programs, foreign national physicians must have adequate prior education and training for the program in which they are enrolling; they must be competent in speaking and writing English; they must have passed either Parts I and II of the National Board of Medical Examiners Examination, the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination, Step I and II, or the Visa Qualifying Examination (VQE) prepared by the National Board of Medical Examiners. They must also provide a statement of need from their home government that states that there is a need for persons with the skills the applicant wishes to acquire in their home country. Also necessary is an agreement or contract from the US medical school, affiliated hospital, or scientific institution at which the participant plans to study, signed by the physician and the official responsible for the training.

Non-clinical exchange programs allow foreign national physicians to come to the US for observation, consultation, teaching, or research purposes. These may be sponsored by a US university or medical center than has been designated by the US Department of State to conduct an exchange visitor program. The sponsor must sign and append to the Form DS-2019 a certificate that states, “This certifies that the program in which [name] is to be engaged is solely for the purpose of observation, consultation, teaching, or research and that no element of patient care is involved,” or the dean of the medical school in question (or his designee) must certify the following five points:

  • The program is predominantly observation, consultation, teaching, or research-based.
  • Any patient contact will be under the supervision of a US citizen or resident alien physician licensed to practice medicine in the state in which the activity is taking place.
  • The physician in question will not be given final responsibility for the diagnosing and treatment of patients.
  • And activities will comply with the State licensing requirements and regulations for medical and health care professionals.
  • The experience gained will not be creditable towards clinical requirements for medical board certification.

Professor and Research Scholar Program

This program allows participants the opportunity to engage in research, teaching, and lecturing at American schools. The program encourages the exchange of ideas, mutual enrichment, and linkages between research and educational institutions in the US and foreign countries. The maximum duration of these programs is five years.

Participants in these programs are subject to several conditions. They must not be a candidate for a tenure track position; they cannon have completed a professor or research scholar program within the last 24 months preceding the beginning of the program; they cannot have participated in a J-visa program for any part of the 12-month period preceding the professor or research scholar program. There are three exceptions to this condition:

  • The participant is transferring to another institution in the US to continue his or her current J-1 program.
  • The participant’s prior stay in the US on a J-1 visa was less than six months long.
  • The prior participation was as a short-term scholar.

The participant must have the education and credentials necessary to carry out the activity for which they are coming to the US, and must have sufficient English skills to function in an English-speaking environment.

These programs fall into two categories: professor and research scholar. The professor category is for participants who wish to teach, lecture, observe, or consult at a post-secondary school, museum, library, or similar institution in the US. The research scholar category is for participants who wish to conduct research, observe, or consult in connection with a research project at research institutions, corporate research facilities, museums, libraries, post-secondary schools, or similar institutions in the US.

Short-Term Scholar Program

This program allows professors, research scholar, or people with similar education or accomplishments to lecture, observe, consult, train, or demonstrate special skills at research institutions, museums, libraries, post-secondary schools, or similar institutions in the US.

The maximum duration of this program is six months, with no extensions, and no possibility of changing category. The minimum program duration (3 weeks) is waived for participants in this program. Exchange visitors who have recently participated in a professor or research scholar exchange program in the US are not permitted to reenter the US as a short-term scholar to rejoin the original sponsor. Participants are allowed to return to the US for another short-term scholarly stay, after a substantial break between visits, and may return using the J-1 Research Scholar/Professor category without being subject to the 12 and 24 month bars.

Specialist Program

This program allows experts in a field of specialized knowledge or skills to travel to the US for the interchanging of knowledge and skills among foreign and American specialists.

The duration of this type of program is one year. While in the US on this type of program, specialists may not fill a permanent or long-term position of employment. Categories covered under this program include international education exchange, labor law, environmental science, mass media communication, museum exhibitions, public administration, and library science.

Summer Work Travel Program

Under this program, post-secondary students are allowed to travel to the US to work and travel over the summer.

In order to be eligible for this type of program, participants must have sufficient English skills to interact in an English-speaking environment; they must be post-secondary students who are enrolled in a full-time course of study at a post-secondary educational institution outside the US; they must have completed at least one semester of post-secondary study; and they must have a job offer in the US, unless the participant is from a visa waiver country.

The length of this program may not exceed 4 months, and must be completed during the participant’s summer vacation. Participants in this program mostly work in positions at resorts, hotels, restaurant, and amusement parks, but may also work for organizations such as architectural firms, legal offices, scientific research organizations, advertising agencies, graphic art/publishing and other media communication businesses, computer software and electronics firms. Participants who do not have prearranged employment must have sufficient financial resources to support themselves during a search for employment.

Teacher Program

Through this program, foreign teachers can come to the US to teach in primary and secondary schools for up to three years.

In order to be eligible for this program, a teacher must meet the qualifications for teaching in primary or secondary schools in his or her home country, have a minimum of three years of teach or related profession experience, satisfy the teaching standards of the US state in which he or she intends to teach, and possess the English skills necessary to participate in the program.

Participants in this program will learn US teaching methods while bringing international perspectives to US classrooms. They will need to submit references from both colleagues and current or former employers attesting to their good reputation, character, and teaching skills. After a participant receives and accepts a written offer for a teaching position at a US institution, the designated sponsor will issue a completed Form DS-2019; the location of the institution will be indicated on that form. Participants may only teach at that institution.

Trainee Program

These programs allow foreign professionals to gain exposure to receive training in US business practices in their chosen occupational field.

In order to be eligible, a trainee must be a foreign national with either a degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution and at least one year’s work experience in his or her occupational field, or five years of work experience in the occupational field in which he or she is seeking training. Participants must have their English skills evaluated or verified by a recognized English language test, by signed documentation from an academic institution or English language school, or through an in-person interview conducted by the sponsor, or by video conference or webcam. They must be at least 20 years old.

Participants might find work in a number of fields, including:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Arts and Culture
  • Construction and Building Trades
  • Education, Social Sciences, Library Science, Counseling and Social Services
  • Health Related Occupations
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Information Media and Communications
  • Management, Business, Commerce, and Finance
  • Public Administration and Law
  • Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, and Industrial Occupations

Intern Program

These programs allow foreign professionals to receive training in their occupational field in the US.

Interns must be foreign nationals who are currently enrolled in a foreign degree or certificate granting post-secondary institution outside the US or who graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months before his/her program’s start date. Participants must be at least 18 years old, and must have their English skills evaluated or verified by a recognized English language test, by signed documentation from an academic institution or English language school, or through an in-person interview conducted by the sponsor, or by video conference or webcam.

Working Outside the Program

Generally, J-1 visa holders are required to work only for their program sponsors. However, in some cases J-1 holders may work for non-sponsor employers if they meet certain eligibility requirements. The requirements vary depending on the program. J-1 students are eligible for on-campus employment if it is pursuant to scholarship, fellowship or assistantship, or off-campus employment if it is a summer work/travel exchange program, or if it is necessary because of serious, urgent, and unforeseen economic circumstances that have arisen since acquiring J-1 status. Students must have good academic standing, and may not exceed 20 hours of labor per week except during holidays and vacations.

J-2 Visa

The J-2 visa is intended for non-immigrant spouses or children of J-1 exchange visitor who accompany or later join their spouse or parent in the United States. J-2 eligibility depends on the specific program in which the J-1 exchange visitor is enrolled. For example, the exchange categories of au pair, camp counselor, secondary work student, and summer work travel do not allow for J-2 eligibility. In addition, some specific programs within categories that generally permit J-2 visas do not.

The application procedure for J-2 visas is the same as the application process for J-1 visas. The sponsor of the program must approve the accompaniment of the spouse or child, who will be issued their own Form DS-2019. The J-2 visa holder can accompany their J-1 spouse or parent into the United States, or they may choose to join them later.

In most cases, a J-2 visa holder can work in the United States. In order to do this, he or she must obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Money earned by a J-2 visa holder cannot be used to support the J-1 visa holder.

 

What is J1 Visa?

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Do you have that American dream like me? Do you want to work legally in USA and travel during your day off? Well, J1 visa will make that dream into reality and give you more opportunities to go abroad!

 

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So, what is really the meaning of this Visa?

 

Basically, J1 visa is a non-immigrant visa good for people who wish to take part as research scholars, professors and exchange visitors participating in programs that promote cultural exchange, especially to obtain medical or business training within the U.S.

 

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Good News?

 

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There are fifteen different categories under the J-1 visa program, of which, thirteen categories include privately-funded programs that are implemented under the auspices of the Office of Private Sector Exchange in the Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

 

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The Department designates more than 1,500 for- profit, non-profit, or federal, state, and local government entities to conduct such private sector programs. Exchange visitors on private sector programs may study, teach, do research, share their specialized skills, or receive on-the-job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years. In addition to the thirteen private sector exchange categories, the J-1 visa program also includes two categories that are publicly funded: International Visitors and Government Visitors.

 

Feel at home in Singapore at Hotel G!

We all deserve a little wanderlust.

 

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This is what you’re going to see before you enter the building. A huge floor mat that welcomes you to their glam hotel!!!

 

Hotel G Singapore is a place where you can feel at home while you’re in a different country. The hip-hop vibe attracts you to wear nice and cute outfits to take photos. They have picturesque wall for your gram as well! I don’t know why but, you will see different hats here, from the reception floor to their restaurant on ground floor.

It is a lifestyle hotel located on Middle Road!!! Yes, you read it right, it’s in the middle of everything. Believe it or not it’s just 5 minutes’ walk from Bugis Village, the National Library and Sim Lim IT Mall. It features 2 in-house restaurants and provides free WiFi access throughout the property. Located in the Bugis area, Hotel G is just a few minutes’ walk from Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations.

It is also a 7-minute walk from the Singapore Museum and a 3-minute drive to the Orchard Road Shopping Belt. Suntec City and Marina Bay Sands financial districts are a 5-minute drive away. It is a 25-minute drive from Changi International Airport.

Water dispensers and ice machines are provided on all levels. Guests can engage in a workout sessions at the property’s fully-equipped vintage-style fitness centre. There is also luggage storage service at the 24-hour front desk. Staffs are able to converse in English and Mandarin.

The property boasts 2 in-house dining options. Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar which features a large selection of cold cuts, cheese, chef’s daily specials and a fine selection of imported French wines. 25 Degrees Burger & Liquor Bar, originating from Los Angeles, serves burgers, milkshakes and liquors.

 

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Featuring contemporary décor, rooms come with air conditioning, a desk, USB points and an IPTV system.

 

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Coffee? Tea? Charger for your free handy phone? Hotel’s Business card? No problem. They are all in your laptop work desk.
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Feels like you’re in a bohemian theme hotel!

 

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Oh dear, you can also buy their bags. Each bag has a price tag.

 

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Guess what? They have the best complimentary Handy Phone. It is brilliant idea because it allows me to explore the beautiful city with the internet at my fingertips! Don’t worry you don’t need to book their most expensive room because they provide handy phones in every room. It’s very convenient so there’s no need to buy a local simcard. You can use it to book a taxi, surf the internet, search something on google maps when you’re lost, call your family abroad or the restaurant you want to check for your dinner date. It’s fun to use this!

 

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I swear, their shower feels like waterfalls!!! It feels good to wash your body after roaming around the city!
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Extra points to the shampoos and soaps they provide! It really looks cute and smells great 🙂

Area Info

Closest Landmarks

  • Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple0.2 km
  • Waterloo Street0.2 km
  • LASALLE College of the Arts0.2 km
  • Rochor MRT Station0.4 km
  • Bugis Street0.4 km
  • Singapore Art Museum0.4 km
  • National Library Singapore0.5 km
  • Singapore Management University0.5 km
  • The Cathay0.5 km
  • The Verge0.5 km

Restaurants & Markets

  • Restaurant0 km
  • Cold Storage Market0.1 km

Natural Beauty

  • Singapore River River3 km

Closest Airports

  • Changi Airport15.8 km
  • Hang Nadim Airport35.8 km
  • Sultan Ismail Airport43 km

Shopping Nearby – All Within 500 Yards!

  • Bugis+ Mall Shopping Street
  • Bugis Junction Mall Department Store

 

Looking for a capsule hostel in Singapore? Go to 7 Wonders Boutique Capsule!

Best choice for accommodation in Singapore with prices you can’t beat!

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Traveling is not always about living luxurious life in a different country. It should be about learning how to communicate with the locals and foreigners. As we all know from the bottom of our hearts, we travel because we want to discover new things about this world that we haven’t figured out and not to ignore and miss the fun that awaits us.

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That’s why hostel is your best choice to discover new things while expressing your thoughts and feelings to someone who doesn’t speak your first language! It is a small humble place where people with high wisdom gather and make connections that could lasts forever.

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Address: 257 Jln Besar, Singapore 208930
Phone: +65 6291 3774

 

7 Wonders Hostel does everything they can just to make your first experience living in a capsule concept room be outstanding. They offer free wifi in all areas and is free of charge. The staffs are friendly and easy to talk with. They answer questions direct to the point and love to recommend things for your trip. Who wouldn’t want to have a front desk like that? No need for hard explanations on what you want to say because staffs speak good in ENGLISH!

 

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You’ll see this before you enter the hostel.
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You’re free to drinks here at night with your friends.
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You can wait for your room key here while surfing the net.
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Pips are ready to check out!
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This is where you eat breakfast or snacks because to retain cleanliness they don’t allow foods and drinks inside the room upstairs.
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Their famous snack bar.
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Shoes are not allowed inside so they have boxes outside the room where you can keep them.
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Even though this is a hostel, you can expect that their staffs are really maintaining the cleanliness of their facilities.

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I know you’re probably thinking about this. So here you go! The answer to your problem. You can wash your clothes and dry them before you sleep at night to make sure you are on the go in the morning with your clean outfit! ^_^
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Speaking of high in technology, upon entering your room, you just need to touch that button and type the password they give to you at front desk and you’re in!

Each capsule comes with a computer tray, power point, reading light, clothes rack with hanger, personal locker and a privacy curtain. Guests are provided towels and have access to shared bathrooms, which are equipped with rainshowers, free shampoo and soap. Other free toiletries include a dental kit, slippers and ear plugs.

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For couples, this is the perfect capsule bed for you. For only PHP 2,250!!! Breakfast included!
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For PHP 11,597, you can now share 6 twin beds and 2 queen beds in one room for your family! Breakfast is included so no worries about budgeting your food for tomorrow morning.
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Single? No problem! Your PHP 1,136 can give you a space like this! No partner, no problem! You also have breakfast ready when you wake up in the morning!
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AH AH! Before you leave the hostel, make sure to take photo of this map of MRT! Helpful, yes?

Area Info

Restaurants & Markets

  • Scissor Cut Chicken Rice Restaurant0.1 km
  • Itec One stop market Supermarket0.1 km
  • Sakunthalas Restaurant0.8 km
  • Lepak Corner Restaurant0.8 km
  • Mustafa Centre Supermarket0.8 km
  • City Square Mall Supermarket0.9 km

Natural Beauty

  • Singapore River River4 km

Closest Airports

  • Changi Airport14.7 km
  • Hang Nadim Airport35.8 km
  • Sultan Ismail Airport42.4 km

Shopping Nearby – All Within 500 Yards!

  • Serangoon Road Market Local & Authentic
  • City Square Mall  Mall Shopping Street
  • Mustafa Centre  Mall Department Store
  • Little India Market Local & Authentic

 

What are you waiting for? Book now!

Baltimore – Last Destination in East Coast

So, let me tell you how I was able to make a spontaneous trip to Baltimore before my flight to SF.

June 20 at 4pm I arrived in Baltimore from New York via Boltbus. At first, I was terribly scared because I was carrying 3 huge bags with me in the middle of nowhere. Since, I couldnt find cab in the area where bus dropped me off I had to call my boyfriend to send uber for me (bc havent dowloaded it yet.)

For an hour, I was stuck in the airport and did my best to find people who could give me a ride to the city. Luckily, there was thing called “Couchsurfing” , so I created a hangout and locals from Baltimore started sending request to join me.

Next thing you know, Brian (local) he offered me a ride to the city since my flight was about 12 hours Whether you are departing or arriving at Baltimore/Washington International Airport, you have to check this place. Ultimately because this city is rich in architecturally significant buildings in a variety of styles..

 



Why I’m on Couchsurfing? 

I feel so local now everywhere I go. 💯 To the person who founded @couchsurfing , you are the legend!!!!! You make my trip in America so easy, affordable and possible. Otherwise, I do not know where will I stay and who will I hangout with without this application.

The idea revolving around couchsurfing brings the compassion, kindness and ethical forte of a host towards his guests which brings value and understanding between two people whose worlds were so different till that moment.

 

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I am grateful as well to hang out with other surfers from different countries. This way, I am learning to be more aware of and understand the existence of the various cultures, have pride in one’s own cultural heritage, and  respect the cultural background of others.

As what I’ve written on my profile, I’m on Couchsurfing because I find it very helpful to deepen my perspective in life. This is not only about having free place to stay but also learning about the establishment of one’s own identity and understanding towards others. I am a certified surfer because it makes me an International person. 💋💯👣

119th Philippine Independence Day! 

It is a common misconception that when you come from a 3rd world country such as the Philippines, the only way to go to America is to marry someone who’s an American citizen. Little do those who believe know that there are lots of ways and opportunities that the Philippines and America have implemented to help Filipinos achieve their American Dreams and experience what it’s like to live and work in the US LEGALLY. Truthfully, it’s just a matter of persistence and determination. 

As a part of PH’s New Millennials, the gratitude I feel inside is far greater than anyone can imagine, for I am proud to be call myself one of the Newest of Philippines’ Young Heroes in America also known as a J1 Visa Holder. We are young fellow Filipinos who take the risk of not giving up our dreams and keep fighting to get to America legally and to be able to learn their culture and experience their work ethic. We are the new Millennials who know what we want and will pursue our dreams under any circumstances.

The setbacks I had to overcome in order to get to USA, the sorrows and pain I set aside to continue my battle are living proofs that Jose Rizal’s death was not in vein. There are still many young Filipinos like me who keep on attaining big dreams to be globally competent and display our talents and skills abroad. Actually, I have represented my Philippine culture not only in America but also Japan in 2014.

……And I’m proud to say that despite all stereotypes and prejudices that we hear about the Filipino culture, there are actually many positive things that foreigners love about our Philippine culture….
So stop focusing on the little things and think and dream much bigger. We, J1 Visa Holders from Philippines are still working tirelessly in America more than 70 hours a week in order to buy pasalubong for our families. Imagine? Millennials are experiencing tough times because the work ethic here is crazy! Yet sadly, there will be some relatives with ‘crab mentality’ that have the nerve to judge us by saying that we’re all boastful to post photos of our achievements. They even go so low as to say we’re only having fun here and actually not even doing anything. They don’t even have the slightest idea the amount of hard work and effort it takes to sustain a living in the US.

Therefore, as we celebrate Philippines Independence Day, I would like to give a big big congrats to all the J1 people who made our ancestors happy because of what we are doing right now. We keep showing our friends in Philippines the way to a brighter future by inspiring them to dream big and most of all, to never take for granted the opportunities that have been given to us. We may not be in Philippines right now, but we’re all ecstatic to say that we are proud to be FilipinosWe will keep winning the fight!

Remember, we all have the Freedom to choose whether we want to have a better future or not. #HappyIndependenceday

We Are One

Happy International Women’s Day

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Today is a special day for all the women who live their lives passionately knowing that in every corner of this world WE ARE ONE. Celebrating this day every year is a call out to everyone around the world to raise awareness about gender parity, stand up for the equality and freedom for the ladies, as well as their contribution to society.

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I am encouraging all the ladies right now to fight for what they know is right. If someone tells your friend that she doesn’t deserve to be respected then say something! Whatever the reason is, you have to be very courageous, tell that person that no one has the right to dictate who deserve it or don’t deserve it.

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It is time that we all open our eyes to the incredible things that may happen if we help each other. Remember that the success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Be extremely bold and advocate for diversity. For diversity and inclusion encompass components such as empathy, awareness, mindfulness and kindness at its core.

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Each International Women’s Day, groups around the world make engaging videos to help raise awareness about the need for gender parity and to highlight their own support and activity. To contribute a video, please contact them.

 

Don’t forget to check out the article about  15 inspiring Women’s Day quotes.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF US!!!!!

 

Hello Kitty Cafe now in Angeles City, Pampanga

If you’re a big fan of the adorable Sanrio character, then you’re in luck – a Hello Kitty Cafe is now in Angeles City, Pampanga. It was opened 3 months ago to bring a Sanrio-themed cafe in Central Luzon.

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OPENING HOURS

  • Monday    3:00 pm –  2:00 am
  • Tuesday    3:00 pm – 2:00 am
  • Wednesday   3:00 pm – 2:00 am
  • Thursday   3:00 pm – 2:00 am
  • Friday   3:00 pm – 2:00 am
  • Saturday   3:00 pm – 2:00 am
  • Sunday   3:00 pm – 2:00 am

 

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This huge Hello Kitty will welcome you as soon as you go inside the cafe.
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And you’re free to take bunch of photos alone or with your friends while sitting beside this mini Kitty.
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Its signature pink and white colors, character-inspired dishes and cutleries, and cute Kawaii-inspired interiors will greet you as you enter to this great abyss.

 

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Check now their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hello-Kitty-Cafe/1429536020405613

Have a Cutie weekend!