In April, my favourite dog cafe announced it’s closure. I was sad to see it close because we loved going there. So when 28th April came by, we made our last trip there. It’s a place Mango came to feel comfortable in. From hiding under the table for the entire time we were there, to exploring the place and even had his first play too! Such memories. Imagine my joy when they announced that they would be continuing their lease afterall, with a brand new look! It’s not easy for a dog cafe to survive in Singapore. Over the last year, we saw at least 3 close their doors. Rentals increases but incomes don’t (or not fast enough). Operating a niche market cafe requires tons of passion to make it work. Glad it worked out for Paw Pet-radise!
Left: Counter & Kitchen / Right: Retail space (now with a gate)
After the initial flurry on the opening on 30th May, we headed down the following week. Same place, yet different! The space felt bigger, and there were more seats/tables with the replacement of the sofa booth seats with long tables with benches and chairs. Personally, I like this new furniture because it means that everything is easier to clean, and ticks have nowhere to hide *touch wood* But not a big fan of the harder chairs because of backache (old woman). But with the new seating arrangements, it meant a larger play area for the dogs! Love this. For reference, before revamp: Here
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After our swim at Tanjong Beach , Sentosa, we headed to Kith @ Quayside Isle for brunch! Since it’s located on the same island, it’s pretty convenient after a swim or a stroll at the beach (short drive away).
Quayside Isle is located in Sentosa Cove on Sentosa Island. The whole stretch of retail stores and restaurants are situated in front of the marina, facing all the luxurious boats/yachts. Take a stroll along the board walk before/after your meal and enjoy the sights! This place always makes me feel like I’m on a holiday!
Basement parking is available at at Quayside Isle with a spiral staircase to get to the ground floor, good for people with dogs! As it was a Sunday, it wasn’t easy to find a parking lot at all. There was also a wedding happening at the nearby W Hotel, hence the tight carpark situation.
We (Sis and I) brought Mango to the beach 2 Sundays in a row! Bringing a fluffy dog to the beach is a huge headache. Also, on this little island Singapore, there aren’t many clean enough dog-friendly beaches! We frequent Tanjong Beach at Sentosa, a little island off our main island. Sentosa is full of fun themed attractions, spa retreats, resort accomodations, etc. But for us, we go there for the dog-friendly beach! There are 3 beaches, but Tanjong Beach is the most dog-friendly and with lowest human traffic.
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2 weekends ago, Sis and I brought the little fluffball out to brunch! Canopy Garden Dining at Bishan Park had only recently completed their renovation works! The outdoor seating was pretty spacious, though it was mad hot/humid that day, so I would have appreciated it more if the fans were blowing at us directly. We were shaded! So it wasn’t toooo bad. Continue reading
When you’re stuck on a little island country called Singapore, where she’s not 100% dog-friendly, you soon run out of things to do or places to go with your dog.
That’s what happens to us, which is why we are always on the hunt for something new to do together (human and dog)! I jumped at the chance of taking Pet Cruise (Website|Facebook)! Specially catered to owners and their canine companions to do something a little different! The other time we got onto a boat was to go island hopping, but that was with the general public, who may or may not like dogs (thankfully we met nice people that day). No fear of that happening on the Pet Cruise!
The private boat can take up to 10 passengers, dogs counted as 1 passenger each. We went with LifewithLycanLexie (4pax), SomeWhiteCookie (2pax), Weliveinaflat (2pax) and us (2pax). And we have 10 passengers! Perfect!
Once we decided on the date and time, we contacted Pet Cruise for a confirmation and the day came to set sail! Much thanks to Pet Cruise for the discounted rate. Boat is docked at a Marina Country Club’s jetty in Punggol. Also, you have to choose the location of where you would like to sail to from their list of destinations. We picked Coney Island because it isn’t opened to the general public yet, so it will be an empty stretch of beach! Would like to go somewhere else next, hopefully (to explore everywhere)!
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