5 Halloween costume inspirations for 2019

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5 Halloween costume inspirations for 2019

Spook and scoot to your next Halloween Party!

 Still figuring out what Halloween costume to dress up in? Fear not, we got you covered. Here’s a list of our favourite costume inspirations in 2019. Steal the look and rock out at your next Halloween party!

1. Pennywise, It Chapter Two

“It’s time to float!” 

What’s scarier than a clown? A dancing clown, perhaps. Based on the classic novel by Stephen King, Pennywise is probably one of the most iconic characters from modern day horror films. All you need is a face paint and some red balloons to pass off as the evil clown from Derry. 

Pennywise from IT

2. Stranger Things

Probably Netflix’s most successful series, Stranger Things is also one of the most popular, go-to shows for Halloween costumes inspirations. There are plenty of iconic characters and moments throughout its three seasons to choose from – think Eleven with her favourite eggo waffles to Steve’s Scoops Ahoy uniform.

Eleven and the gang from Netflix's Stranger Things

But our favourite this year? Definitely Alexei and his 7/11 Cherry Slurpee. We’ve seen stranger things around but this definitely takes the cake.

Alexei from Stranger Things Season 3

3. Area 51

“Storm Area 51, they can’t stop all of us!”

Area 51 Meme

Well, we guess alien life matters too. The meme that became a global phenomenon in 2019 has also spawned various events across the world. ET? Alien raider? Whether you’re a skeptic or true believer, there’s definitely something for you to dress up as. 

4. Avengers

Avengers, assemble. Endgame was definitely a bittersweet end to Marvel’s most popular, long-running superhero franchise. The swansong episode also proved to be a rich source of jokes, memes and cultural references worldwide. Think Thanos, NoobMaster69, Fat Thor and the list goes on.

Thanos from Avengers Endgame

Safe to say that this was… inevitable.

5. Brooklyn Nine Nine

Brooklyn Nine Nine’s annual Halloween Heist is definitely one to remember. Why not kick it up a notch by dressing up as your favourite NYPD detective. Put on your best Captain Holt impersonation and lead your squad for a night out. Roger that?

Brooklyn Nine Nine

Now that you’ve settled on your costume, it’s time to think about getting to the party itself. Travel in style and ride with Neuron. It’s time to spook and scoot to your next party. Trust us, it isn’t as scary as it seems! 

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7 Coffee spots to visit in Brisbane
Where to find the best places for coffee in Brisbane?

7 Coffee spots to visit in Brisbane

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7 Coffee spots to visit in Brisbane

Our favourite go-to coffee spots in the capital city of Queensland

For most Australians, coffee isn’t just a daily caffeine fix, it’s a way of life. When it comes to a good cuppa joe, they know their stuff. While Melbourne is often dubbed the coffee capital of Australia, the coffee scene in the Brisbane is also on the grow. This International Coffee Day, we’ve curated a list of our favourite coffee spots in Brisbane city!
 

1. Coffee Anthology

Coffee Anthology
Cappuccino served in a Tiffany blue ceramic cup at Coffee Anthology (Photo by @love_kailyn)


Anthology refers to a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler, in this case, it’s coffee. Founded by Adam Wang in 2014, Coffee Anthology is located at Margaret Street, along the city’s towering CBD office blocks. 

Their coffee offering on the menu changes daily as Adam rotates and features blends, single origins from different roasters across the country.

Coffee Anthology
Brunch served right – Chili Scramble Egg with Smoked Salmon (Photo by @chuichatchavee)


Address:
126 Margaret Street, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 7am – 3:30pm, Saturday: 7.30am – 12noon, Sunday: Closed
Contact: Facebook, Instagram

2. John Mills Himself

John Mills Himself
Grab a cuppa on the go from John Mills Himself (photo by @maggieeatstoomuch)


Cafe by day, bar by night and housed within a heritage-listed warehouse, John Mills Himself (JMH) has transformed from Brisbane’s best kept secret to one of the city’s favourite coffee spots.

Their philosophy is for sustainable profit and they aim to maximise quality, environmental sustainability and best practice ethics.

John Mills Himself
Iced black with a dash of milk (photo by @nutsjourney_)


JMH offer a selection of locally roasted beans, on rotation. In addition to the standard espresso based drinks, they also serve V60 pour-overs and cold bottled coffee.

Complete your morning by pairing your coffee with a pastry baked fresh from Crust and Co and Leavain Bakeries.

Address: 40 Charlotte St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 6.30am – 3.30pm, 4-10pm, Saturday: 4-10pm, Sunday: Closed
Contact: Website, Facebook, Instagram

3. Blackstar Coffee

Known for its signature cold-pressed, bottled coffee, Blackstar Coffee has grown from its humble beginnings at Davies Park Markets, expanding to 2 more outlets in West End.

Blackstar Coffee
Grab a bite and cuppa at Blackstar Coffee (photo by @coffzzlife)


Want to savour the same Blackstar brew in the comfort of your own home? You can also purchase beans for their signature house blend, as well as various brewing equipment.

Cold pressed coffee from Blackstar Coffee
Blackstar’s signature cold pressed, bottled coffee


Address:
44 Thomas St, West End QLD 4101, Australia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 7.00am – 5.00pm
Contact: Website, Facebook, Instagram

4. Bunker Coffee

Bunker Coffee
Coffee bar at Bunker (photo by @imco.lau)


Bunker Coffee stays true to its name and it is located in an actual air raid bunker from World War II.

Bunker Coffee
One of the best hot chocolate in Brisbane (photo by @molly880221)


Aside from serving specialty coffee, customers can also get to enjoy some of Brisbane’s best hot chocolates in this little, cosy hole-in-the-wall.

Address: 21 Railway Terrace, Milton QLD 4064, Australia
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 6am – 3.30pm, Saturday: 6.30am – 12.30pm, Sunday: Closed
Contact: Website, Facebook, Instagram

5. Brendan’s Cafe on the Goodwill Bridge

Brendan’s Cafe On The Goodwill Bridge
Coffee with a view (photo by @patjoejohn)


No prizes for guessing where you can find this cafe. Don’t be deceived by its unassuming look, the little shaded kiosk is probably Brisbane’s most unique coffee spots. 

Brendan's Cafe on the Goodwill Bridge
Enjoy the view from the Goodwill Bridge (photo by @triplemtri)


Using locally roasted beans from Merlo Coffee, pair your coffee with a selection of home-made bakes. Brendan and his dedicated team serves up one of the most scenic and memorable experiences, one could ever imagine.

Address:Goodwill Bridge, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 5am – 2.30pm; Sunday: 5.30am – 6pm
Contact: Website, Facebook

6. Coffee Supreme

Coffee Supreme
When coffee calls (photo by @xe_nia)


Previously known as Day Made, the New Zealand roaster has been supplying some of Brisbane’s best cafes including Nodo, Scout and Alphabet. It’s flagship outlet at Woolloongabba offers a range of espresso, batch brew, cold filter, seasonal blends and rotating single origins.

Coffee Supreme
A cup of hot Americano (photo by @grassfedman)


Tucked with its chic furnishings and minimalist vibes, they also feature a diverse selection of brunch picks on their menu, from loaded croissants to signature burgers. Be sure to try out or add a dash of their signature naughty milk, which is made up of organic whole and sweetened condensed milk.

Address: 3c Gibbon St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102, Australia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 7am – 2pm
Contact: Website, Facebook, Instagram

7. Campos Coffee

Campos Coffee
Coffee served with a golden spoon (photo by @ koospick)

The folks at Campos Coffee believes that coffee only taste good when it’s made ethically, sustainably and with care. As one of the OG cafes around Fortitude Valley, Campos Coffee has established themselves as one of the locals’ favourite.

For coffee snobs who are interested to learn more, they also organise cupping sessions in their bean bunker room over the weekends. Do check out their page for more details.

Address:887 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 6am – 4.30pm
Contact: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Getting there

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The scooters and parking stations can be found within the geofenced area around Brisbane CBD. It only cost A$1 to start and A$0.38 per minute, find out more details here. New to Neuron? Check out our how-to guide to get started. Stay safe and enjoy your rides!
 
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Best buys from Cyberjaya’s Family Mart

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Best buys from Cyberjaya’s Family Mart

Top 10 items to check out for your next late-night supper

FamilyMart is Japan’s second largest convenience store chain, with over 20,000 stores across Asia selling their world-famous ready-to-eat meals. They opened their doors in Malaysia in November 2016 and have been an absolute hit – expanding over 100 stores nationwide since then.

In July 2018, they launched their Cyberjaya outlet at
DPULZE Shopping Centre complete with all their familiar products. From their famous Odens to their ice cool frozen Frappés, here’s a list of items you must try at FamilyMart Cyberjaya!      

  1. Oden

    Oden, a popular Japanese one-pot dish, is the perfect snack to warm your bones on a cool day. Traditionally, it consists of ingredients such as boiled eggs and fish cakes served in a fragrant dashi broth. Its simple nature yet bold flavours make Oden a hit with almost anyone who has had the privilege of trying it. 

    Oden at Family Mart Cyberjaya
    Oden set – Udon bowl with Korean Odeng Fish Cake and Ajitsuke Tamago (RM8.60)
    Oden at Family Mart Cyberjaya
    Oden Menu at Family Mart

    At FamilyMart Cyberjaya, you can choose your starter bowl (from RM3) with the traditional soy-flavoured dashi or go for something a little more fiery, with their Tom Yam broth – a local favourite. Couple this with any of their plethora of ingredients – from their ajitsuke tamago (soft-boiled egg) to their fish cakes and chicken balls – and there you have yourself a delectable bowl of Oden!

  2. Onigiri

    If you are craving a quick snack to fill you up, look no further than FamilyMart’s selection of mouth-watering onigiris. This traditional Japanese stuffed rice ball is known for how convenient it is – and not to mention how delicious!

    You can choose between the tuna mayo, chicken and salmon versions of this classic dish, or go for their monthly limited-edition local flavours such as the otak-otak!

    Onigiri at Family Mart Cyberjaya_2
    Otak-Otak Onigiri (RM4.50)
  3. Dessert Sandwich
    Yes – dessert sandwiches are a thing! These scrumptious sandwiches, or sandos as they are known, are the perfect sweet treat to tantalise your taste buds. With fresh fruit and smooth cream sandwiched between soft shokupan bread, this popular Japanese delight will definitely leave you wanting more.
    Dessert Sandwich at Family Mart Cyberjaya
    Dessert Sandwich (RM5.20)
     
  4. Hot Snacks

    If you are stopping by FamilyMart, don’t forget to try their array of hot snacks. They have a variety of mouth-watering options sure to please everyone – from standard dishes such as karaage chicken, curry puffs and cheese sausages, to more unique items like octopus tofu and vegetarian fish balls. You can even get fried chicken freshly made to order! 

    Hot Snacks at Family Mart Cyberjaya

    Selection of Hot Snacks, from RM2.90
  5. Bento Meals
    Like any good Japanese establishment should, FamilyMart serves up a selection of the popular Nippon staple: bento boxes. They offer customers a variety of these quintessential meal boxes, from teriyaki chicken, to Japanese curry and even soboro (minced chicken) – you will be spoilt for choice!
    Bento Boxes at Family Mart Cyberjaya
    Ebi Chili Bento (RM10.90)


    What’s more, if you are a fan of local favours fret not, because FamilyMart offers Malaysian dishes like the nasi lemak and mee siam. All you have to do is grab a box off the shelf, get the FamilyMart staff to heat it up for you and you’re good to go!

  6. Soft-serve Ice Cream

    After you are done wolfing down FamilyMart’s savoury Japanese specialities, cleanse your palette with one of their refreshing ice-cream cones. These soft-serves are among the most popular items at FamilyMart, so be sure not to miss them. Their matcha and French vanilla flavours are available all year round, as well as some seasonal flavours, such as coconut, melon, cheese, sweet potato and more. These creamy treats are certainly indulgent – but they are absolutely delicious!

    Soft Serve Family Mart Cyberjaya
    Mediterranean Sea Salt Sofuto soft serve (RM2.90) Photo by meng888
  7. Frappes
    Cool off in the warm Malaysian weather with a refreshing, ice-cold frappé. Hidden gems in the vast FamilyMart stores, these frozen beverages are the perfect pick me up – both for their delightful taste and their novelty.

    Frappes at Family Mart Cyberjaya
    Strawberry Frappe (RM8.90)

    Pick up a frozen frappé base from the freezer – either strawberry or cookie flavoured – and simply add hot milk or coffee at the counter to create your tasty frozen drink: all without a blender!

  8. Coffee
    Aside from the frappés, FamilyMart also boasts an array of options for coffee lovers. They have bottled coffee – ranging from home-grown brand UCC’s cold brew to Nescafé’s Smoovlatte range – and even freshly-brewed coffee, using their own speciality blend of 100% Arabica coffee beans.
    Bottled Coffee at Family Mart Cyberjaya

    Bottled coffee at at Family Mart


  9.  Flavoured Milk
    Another speciality available at FamilyMart Cyberjaya is Flavoured Milk. These Flavoured Milk drinks are produced by Binggrae – the Korean F&B conglomerate known for their range of unique products – and their light, silky-smooth texture makes them a top sell.
    Flavoured Milk in Family Mart Cyberjaya
    Binggrae Flavoured Milk from Korea (RM5.38)


    Available in the original Banana flavour as well as Melon and Strawberry, there is no way you will stop at one!

  10. Brown Sugar Milk
    Last, but certainly not least, is FamilyMart’s newest addition: their Brown Sugar Bubble Milk. For all those brown sugar Boba (pearl) lovers, this is definitely the drink for you. With the fresh creamy milk and brown sugar bubbles imported from Taiwan, this Bubble Milk will give any Boba drink out there a run for its money. Not to mention – it’s almost half the price of most brown sugar milk drinks sold here in Malaysia!
    Brown Sugar Milk at Family Mart Cyberjaya
    Brown Sugar Milk (RM4.90) Photo by Jess0620

Now of course, these are just some of the myriad of items that FamilyMart has to offer; there is so much more to choose from! So, what are you waiting for? Grab any of Neuron’s scooters located throughout Cyberjaya, ride on down to FamilyMart at DPULZE Shopping Centre and explore it for yourself today. Have a safe ride!  

 
Neuron Station at Family Mart in Cyberjaya
Neuron Parking station at D’PULZE
 
 
 

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5 Places to Break Your Fast this Ramadan in Cyberjaya

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5 Places to Break Your Fast this Ramadan in Cyberjaya

Places you can enjoy iftar in Cyberjaya with your friends and family this Ramadan

Ramadan is one of the busiest months for Muslims everywhere. People flock to the bazaars to try out the latest food trend or get their bajus tailored for the upcoming Eid holiday. Some may simply stay at home to break fast with their families. Ramadan is also a busy month for families and long-lost friends who meet for a meal.

Planning to eat out with your family or friends soon? Here are 5 places you can eat to break your fast this Ramadan!

1. myBurgerLab

myBurgerLab offers a menu inspired from the famous In-N-Out and ShakeShack fast food chain. They offer a wide range of burgers on their menu: beef, chicken, fish and even vegetarian patties!

The Beautiful Mess 5.0 burger (RM21) has a cheddar beef patty topped with deep fried portobello mushrooms, honey mustard and a sunny side up egg. (Credits: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/myburgerlab-seapark-petaling-jaya/)
The Beautiful Mess 5.0 burger (RM21) has a cheddar beef patty topped with deep fried portobello mushrooms, honey mustard and a sunny side up egg. (Credits: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/myburgerlab-seapark-petaling-jaya/)

 

Enjoy the outdoor atmosphere as you dine over their heart burgers. Their price ranges from RM5.50 to RM27.50.

2. Salam Noodles

Feeling like having noodles instead? Enjoy traditional noodle dishes with free-flow drinks from Chinese-Muslim owned restaurant, Salam Noodles! Their simple menu offers a variety of noodles, rice and roasted meat from as low as RM7.90. You can enjoy iftar with your family and friends without breaking the bank.

Enjoy a bowl of braised chicken soup noodles for just RM8.50! (Credits: Hungry Go Where)
Enjoy a bowl of braised chicken soup noodles for just RM8.50! (Credits: Hungry Go Where)

 

3. Saba Restaurant

Break away from the common sights of your dining room and dine with your family at the Saba Restaurant. The Middle Eastern restaurant offers large spaces for big families to dine in for iftar. They have a Ramadan all-you-can-eat buffet special for the fasting month, where you can fill up your plates for just RM59.90!

Treat yourself to an endless choices of dishes from appetisers to desserts at the Saba Restaurant. (Credit: Saba Restaurant Facebook)
Treat yourself to an endless choices of dishes from appetisers to desserts at the Saba Restaurant. (Credit: Saba Restaurant Facebook)

 

4. Ole Ole Bali

Get a taste of Bali at Ole Ole Bali! The restaurant offers a local Indonesian cuisine including a Western-fusion menu for those who wants a mix of both. The restaurant has a unique seating plan where diners could sit on mats to eat, creating a comfortable homely atmosphere.

Tuck yourself to authentic Indonesian food at Ole Ole Bali! (Credit: Malaysian Foodie)
Tuck yourself to authentic Indonesian food at Ole Ole Bali! (Credit: Malaysian Foodie)

 

5. Volcano Shabu Shabu Restaurant

Volcano Shabu Shabu is an all-you-can-eat steamboat buffet restaurant where you can enjoy Korean, Chinese, and Malaysian delicacies all in one sitting! You can enjoy a hearty iftar at Volcano Shabu Shabu from a low cost of RM29.90.

Enjoy multiple fresh cuisines in one sitting at the Volcano Shabu Shabu without breaking the bank! (Credit: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/volcano-shabu-shabu-shaftsbury-square-cyberjaya/)
Enjoy multiple fresh cuisines in one sitting at the Volcano Shabu Shabu without breaking the bank (Credit: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/volcano-shabu-shabu-shaftsbury-square-cyberjaya/)

 

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Cherry Blossom in Singapore

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Cherry Blossom in Singapore

Because travelling to Japan just for it is too mainstream

It is the Spring season and that can only mean one thing – Cherry Blossom! Over the past few weeks, you would have seen your social media feed flooded with pictures of the Sakura flowers bloom or you might have even visited Japan or Korea yourself.

But for those who haven’t had the opportunity, fret not! For our Singaporean users, you can indulge in the Sakura season, right from the comfort of your own home.

 
A 'full-bloom' along the Esplanade Bridge
A ‘full-bloom’ along the Esplanade Bridge
 

Where to see Cherry Blossom in Singapore?

According to Nparks, these cherry blossom look-alike blooms are induced by the recent dry and rainy spells. These tropical sakura have been spotted all over Singapore, including Punggol, Bedok, Buona Vista and even along the shopping district of Orchard Road.

One of such examples would be the Bougainvillea, which is a common sight along the bridges and roads in Singapore.

Fancy a short staycation or a quick day trip to catch the bloom? Here’s a quick, budget guide just for you!

The 2019 Cherry Blossom Trail

 
A 1.7km long Cherry Blossom trail around the Marina Area
A 1.7km long Cherry Blossom trail around the Marina Area
 

1. Marina Bay Sands

 
Photo Credit: Japan Guide
Photo Credit: Japan Guide
 

Thanks to the parallel rows of palm trees along the MBS waterfront edge, this photo spot bears an uncanny resemblance to the famous Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto.

Nearest scooter station: MBS Station 1 (Next to Marina Bay South Entrance)

2. Marina Boulevard

 
Photo Credit: Indiway Travel Blog
Photo Credit: Indiway Travel Blog
 

For about Nami Island, Marina Boulevard is the place to go. Get a spot along the stretch of canopy for that picture-perfect pose.

Nearest scooter station: MBFC (Tower 1 & 2)

3. 70 Collyer Quay

 
Photo Credit: ABS-CBN
Photo Credit: ABS-CBN
 

Soak in a sea of pink and white at the waterfront area along Collyer Quay.

Nearest Station: MBFC (Tower 1 & 2)

4. Clifford Square

Photo Credit: Flickr
Photo Credit: Flickr

Relive those classic K-Drama moment, on wheels.

Nearest Station: MBFC (Tower 1 & 2)

5. Esplanade Bridge

 
Photo Credit: Hokkaido Explorer
Photo Credit: Hokkaido Explorer
 

The classic “If it isn’t on Insta, it didn’t happen!”.

The best spot to capture that insta-worthy shot for the gram. The stretch across Esplanade Bridge is currently in full bloom and is probably the closest experience you can get to hanami.

Nearest Station: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

 
Esplanade Bridge
Esplanade Bridge

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