Trust Korean cosmetics brand It's Skin for skincare solutions that work. Their products, such as the Clinical Solution Pore Serum ($34) and Blackhead Clear Oil Gel ($26), are developed by dermatologists from Seoul National University and target a range of common skin problems. Some of their best selling items in store are the Prestige Creme D'escargot ($79.90, now with their special 10th anniversary limited edition jewelry packaging) and the Power 10 Formula serums ($19.90-$23.90).
It’s Skin, #01-16 Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536, p. 6634 1723
Another Korean brand worth checking out is Etude House. It’s one of the most popular and well-loved beauty labels in the country, and there's everything you need in one place, from makeup (face, lip, and eye), skincare, and even items like bath and shower cream, nail polish, dry shampoo, and contour brushes.
Etude House, #01-17/18 Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536, p. 6789 1223
Having been around for over a decade, The ODBO is another Korean skincare brand that creates quality products, including some very intensive treatments like the ODBO Gold Snail Cream (formulated with snail slime – also known as mucin – and helps moisturise skin), the Phyto Aqua Cream (highly recommended for dry skin, $63.90), and the Gold Diamond Hydro Gel Eye Patch, which targets and lightens dark eye circles. Their Sunblock Pact (50+ SPF, $63.90) is also very popular among Singaporeans. It comes in the form of a compact powder and is great for touch-ups on the go.
ODBO, #01-15 Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536, p. 6636 8108
BOOST Juice Bar
For a healthy midday or post-gym treat like a juice or smoothie, drop by BOOST. Low-fat smoothies, protein drinks, green beverages made with fruits and vegetables – there's plenty to choose from. This BOOST oulet also sells delicious sandwiches and snacks so you can pick up some light bites as well.
BOOST Juice Bar, #01-63 Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536
Love Indonesian food? Then be sure to visit this new Halal-certified restaurant and try their highly recommended signature dish: the crispy fried duck ($9.90). Think ayam penyet, but instead of chicken, you get a big, sinful duck leg served with piping hot rice and spicy belachan.
Bebek Goreng, #01-58 Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536, p. 9067 6697
Pizza lovers will love this no-frills takeaway joint that puts out smashing creations such as Pepperoni Party and Satay Chicken. The available options are split into two categories: the Carnival series (five flavours) and the Gala series (four flavours). The former goes for $4.50 per slice and it's $4.90 per slice for the latter.
Pezzo, #01-62 Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536
The popular Spanish fried-dough pastry, churros, is the main star at this super successful Korean dessert chain. Must-try flavours include the chocolate ($4.50) and milk custard ($4.50).
Churro 101, #01-61 Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536