• Actor Nat Ho is bringing Taiwanese bubble tea brand Bobii Frutii to Singapore
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    Actor Nat Ho is bringing Taiwanese bubble tea brand Bobii Frutii to Singapore

    Nat Ho is Bobii Frutii Singapore’s creative director and brand ambassador. Are you ready for another bubble tea chain in Singapore? Actor Nathaniel Ho, better known as Nat Ho, will be bringing in popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand, Bobii Frutii, to Clementi Mall this month, with prices ranging from $4.90 for kiwi green tea to $6.90 for yogurt and milk blends.

  • Return of Gong Cha: Sip test of three new drinks
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    Return of Gong Cha: Sip test of three new drinks

    The excitement over the return of Taiwanese bubble tea chain Gong Cha to Singapore has been brewing for some time, with fans forming long queues for many hours before it opened its new flagship store at SingPost Centre on Friday (1 December).

  • Singaporeans reunite with their favourite Gong Cha drinks
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    Singaporeans reunite with their favourite Gong Cha drinks

    With the return of Gong Cha in Singapore, fans of the bubble tea chain can finally get a taste of their favourite drinks again. 15-year-old secondary school students Francesca, Ching Don, Caitlin and Gwendolyn were among hundreds who were in the queue when Gong Cha opened their flagship store at SingPost Centre on Friday (1 December).

  • Gong Cha to open in Takashimaya and Northpoint on 7 and 11 December
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    Gong Cha to open in Takashimaya and Northpoint on 7 and 11 December

    Gong Cha opened its flagship outlet on Friday at the SingPost Centre. The wait for the return of bubble tea chain Gong Cha is finally over with the opening of its 33-seater flagship store at SingPost Centre on Friday (1 December), but fans can already look forward to two more outlets opening at Takashimaya Department Store and Yishun’s Northpoint City mall on 7 and 11 December respectively. Additionally, Gong Cha will open in NUS University Town and Westgate mall between January and February 2018.

  • Gong Cha bubble tea to open at SingPost Centre on 1 December
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    Gong Cha bubble tea to open at SingPost Centre on 1 December

    Singaporeans can finally grab a cup of Gong Cha again when the bubble tea chain opens its flagship store on Friday (1 December) at noon.

  • Singapore bubble tea brand LiHO to open first overseas stores in Hong Kong
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    Singapore bubble tea brand LiHO to open first overseas stores in Hong Kong

    Singapore bubble tea brand LiHO, known for their unique cheese teas, is set to branch out into new territory. The first two overseas LiHO stores will open in Hong Kong's Yuen Long and Kwun Tong areas on 16 Oct and 1 Nov respectively, a statement from LiHO parent company RTG Holdings said on Friday (13 Oct).

  • Gong Cha to relaunch with flagship store at SingPost Centre
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    Gong Cha to relaunch with flagship store at SingPost Centre

    Bubble tea chain Gong Cha will be launching a flagship store at SingPost Centre in Paya Lebar, following a brief hiatus from the Singapore market. Photos posted online by radio station 987FM on Monday (2 October) showed notices put up at the outlet's storefront which said it would opening in December. The store is currently undergoing construction.

  • Taiwan's PlayMade bubble tea comes to Singapore with unique flavoured pearls
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    Taiwan's PlayMade bubble tea comes to Singapore with unique flavoured pearls

    What would the bubble tea experience be without the pearls? Now imagine if these edible beads of joy had their own unique flavours. Taiwan's 丸作 has brought its iconic brand of bubble tea right here in Singapore! You can choose from a total of four different pearl flavours to go with your bubble tea drink: white (original), black sesame, burnt caramel and pink cactus.

  • New bubble tea in Singapore combines avocado and gula melaka
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    New bubble tea in Singapore combines avocado and gula melaka

    LiHO’s new avocado drinks will be sold in Singapore from 21 September 2017. If you love avocado, gula melaka and coconut, LiHO’s new drinks might be right up your alley. Come this Thursday (21 September), LiHO stores islandwide will have two new drinks and they both contain avocado.

  • Mr Bean founder to head new Gong Cha franchisee in Singapore
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    Mr Bean founder to head new Gong Cha franchisee in Singapore

    Bubble tea brand Gong Cha has appointed a new Master Franchisee, headed by Mr Bean founder Kang Puay Seng, to lead its relaunch and expansion in Singapore. In a statement on Friday (4 Aug), Royal Taiwan Tea Co. Ltd, the company behind the Gong Cha brand, said Kang had “extensive experience in running food and beverage businesses”, growing the soy milk brand to nearly 70 stores before selling the business.

  • From KOI to woobbee, here are Singapore's most popular bubble tea flavours
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    From KOI to woobbee, here are Singapore's most popular bubble tea flavours

    Bubble tea has been making news lately, with announcements about Gong Cha being replaced by home-grown brand LiHo, before news broke that Gong Cha will be returning to Singapore after all. Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore asked staff at some of Singapore’s popular bubble tea chains about the drinks they sell to find out which are the favourites. KOI The’s most popular drink is its Bubble Milk Tea.

  • Gong Cha will return to Singapore
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    Gong Cha will return to Singapore

    Fans of bubble tea chain Gong Cha were left reeling - and rushing to get their final drinks - last week, when it was announced that all 80 existing Gong Cha outlets in Singapore would be replaced by homegrown brand LiHo, but their shock might have been premature.

  • Gong Cha fans rush to grab last drinks before Singapore operations cease
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    Gong Cha fans rush to grab last drinks before Singapore operations cease

    Fans of Gong Cha were caught by surprise when news broke last weekend that the Taiwanese bubble tea business would be ceasing operations across its 80 outlets in Singapore by 5 June, as part of its re-branding efforts to LiHo.

  • Singaporeans Are Not Taking The Gong Cha/LiHo Rebranding Very Well
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    Singaporeans Are Not Taking The Gong Cha/LiHo Rebranding Very Well

    For as long as any millennial can remember, young Singaporeans have been split neatly into two major factions:  Team KOI and Team Gong Cha . In an age where your milk tea drink order is more detailed than your LinkedIn page, you quietly pick a side and a sugar level, and remind yourself that those from the other team are simply incapable of enjoying the better things in life. Like an Earl Grey Milk Tea with pearl and 30% sugar. When news of Gong Cha’s imminent rebranding broke on Monday (May 29) morning, many loyal fans of the franchise were caught by surprise. Speaking to The Straits Times, Mr Rodney Tang , owner of the Singapore branch of the Gong Cha brand, announced that all 80 outlets here will be rebranded to LiHo by June 5. This follows the expiration of his agreement with Gong Cha’s parent company in Taiwan at the end of last year. The change in name is accompanied by an entirely new menu, with the homegrown brand introducing something it refers to as “cheese tea”. An intriguing pairing, to say the least. When Popspoken visited Gong Cha outlets on Monday, some popular menu items, like Earl Grey Milk Tea with pearl and 30% sugar, were already unavailable. Increase my sugar level, because I’m salty. Like any healthy support system, Popspoken took to Twitter to ask how you’re coping with the news. Our poll results say it all. Will this rebranding affect your consumption habits? — Popspoken (@popspoken) May 29, 2017 We also received a lot of impassioned cries for help. Awww man that sucks ): I want my gong cha milk alisan tea with white pearls ): https://t.co/RHGHmS1A9D — ลีโอน่า (@leeohnuh) May 30, 2017 every time i see something about this another small part of me inside dies https://t.co/NGncTUOgmq — rachel✨ (@ruhchur) May 30, 2017 As @thisiswolfy_ said it really does look like Lithium Hydroxide. Not sure I want that in my drink. https://t.co/t6iPAbM5ha — Jeremy Sim (@mimi_dumbright) May 29, 2017 so apparently there's cheese tea, like why…. https://t.co/zMFwrOggAO — 凌 (@lingbrandon) May 29, 2017 EXCUSE ME THIS IS SO RUDE https://t.co/o64JxQsavs — s a r . (@littlewondersxx) May 29, 2017 wHAT OMG NOOOOOOOOO https://t.co/QlcZtPMiIM — ailema (@haemyel) May 29, 2017 ???¿?¿?¿¿????????? EXCUSE ME??????? https://t.co/u5Ht167K9p — 💜 (@taehyungsyi) May 29, 2017 Finally, a tweet by this soul from the other side. @Riptxde_ @popspoken @HeyitsChengg Is there an option still prefer koi — AmandaYeo (@SingingmyBblues) May 30, 2017 For now, we will rebuild. Time for Team Gong Cha to trudge on, milk tea in hand, and embrace our vaguely aggressive-sounding future as #TeamLiHo. == Stay updated and social with Popspoken: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram This article Singaporeans Are Not Taking The Gong Cha/LiHo Rebranding Very Well appeared first on Popspoken.