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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The Dragon Boat Festival, also often known as the Tuen Ng or Duanwu Festival, is a traditional and statutory holiday originating in China. The usual English name for the holiday, “Dragon Boat Festival,” directly translates into two alternative Chinese names for the holiday, Lóngchuánjié and Lóngzhōujié.
The festival now occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional lunar calendar, the source of its alternative name, the Double Fifth Festival.
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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.
Happy 15th Birthday, Thierry!
Today, Thierry turned 15. I’ve had him since he was 1.5years old, after his previous owners (my mum’s ex-colleague) divorced and they said nobody was taking care of him. So…. Mum brought a print out of his photo home and I kind of begged everyone to let me keep him. \o/ Didn’t change his name though. I was 13 then, what do I know of names? But then again, look at Muffin, Snowball and Mango. Not exactly a better job there, either. HAHA!
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So I made a cake for Mango for his 4th birthday. I think I overdid it as it was huge. And he had cake for his dinner for 4 days straight, and that was only 1/3 of the cake because the rest I brought it to the outing on Sunday. I’m assuming this cake can probably feed say…. 10 or more medium sized dogs during a barkday party? Since you don’t feed a full meal from a cake to dogs during a party…
Entire recipe was based on gut feeling! And instructions are my own (with thoughts about my methods used). So feel free to adjust according to your own needs! It’s my first time making a bigger cake and trying to bake it (steamed his cake last year).
Actually, technically, this isn’t really a recipe. Just some notes on how I made the cake. I think the process could be streamlined better? I should probably attempt this again with an easier way to make this.
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