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About Fantasia by Escriba   This weekend, there will be something more inviting at Marina Bay sands than its iconic infinity pool. The cascade of luscious liquid dark chocolate standing 8.5 meters - Callebut Falls. Witness the Guinness World Record Breaking World's Tallest Chocolate Fountain till Sunday, the 24th of August. Fantasia by Escriba is the brainchild of pastry power couple, Christain Escriba and Patricia Schmidt. It is an exhibition featuring dazzling theatrical showcases, towering masterpieces made from confectionery, and an array of delectable sweet and savoury treats.    What to expect at Fantasia by Escriba in Singapore   Fantasia by Escriba,...
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Beyond Taipei's Shopping and Food   Whenever Taipei is mentioned, many immediately think of the iconic Taipei 101, bustling night markets and mouth-watering small bites. While I am a fan of city life in Taipei, the geography of Taiwan has endowed her with more than just high rise buildings. Located among the complex tectonics of Yangtze Plate, Okinawa Plate and Philippine Mobile Belt Plate, Taiwan is an ideal location for mountain trekking or taking day trips away from the labyrinth of skyscrapers.  Having spent my last summer backpacking Taiwan, I have come up with a list of places you can go...
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Getting to know Lombok   This was not an easy piece to write. Lombok is like the amazing secret lover you don’t want people to know of. You canoodle, enjoy days of passionate rendezvous and live to tell a couple of close friends about it, but nothing more. You look through your journal, at the scribbles of what you’d seen and done in Lombok, and flick through pictures that obviously did little justice to the actual sights you beheld - sights you hope would stay engraved in your memory and would never ever forget.   I embarked on this four-day trip...
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About Hotpants   Hotpants is the quintessential 70s wardrobe must-have, and is the (you guessed it) inspiration for Dick Lee's play of the same name. The sizzling extramarital affairs, underage pregnancy and suicide attempts - you might just want to grab your Hotpants before reading on.  A revival from its initial debut in 1977, this remake of Hotpants has been an incredible walk down memory lane. Reminiscences about the 1970s, filled with cheeky, quirky and spectacularly entertaining characters ensue. The play showcased three completely contrasting families and the similarities the daughters have with their mothers. The story unfolds as the trio goes...
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12 MUST TRY Taiwanese Street Food   Taipei is well known throughout the world for it’s night markets and street food. The hustle and bustle of the Taipei nightlife does not confine itself to bars and nightclubs, and the night markets stay open till past midnight, sometimes even till the wee hours of the morning. Photo Source: toktheham From the world famous Shi Lin Market (士林夜市) and Xi Men Ding (西門町) to Rao He (饒河街觀光夜市), Jing Mei (景美夜市) and Shi Da (師大路夜市), the many night markets across Taipei itself leaves you in a dilemma from not knowing which one to visit!   Here is a list of the best 12 Street...
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Just a normal night in Joo Chiat?   Female millenials find themselves in a much luckier position than women who came before us. Our generation has witnessed great leaps in opportunities and standards of living for women. We're getting equal pay for equal work - well almost, I do know it isn't exactly champagne popping time either, our daughters have the same access to education as our sons, and let's face it, campaigning for women to enlist in National Service? Utopia really isn't that far away right?  Wrong. My rude but not entirely unexpected awakening came one evening when I had dinner in...
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Portable WiFi that travels with you   Staying connected is always a hassle if you’re a frequent traveller. I love travelling but staying contactable and having access to the internet can be so troublesome. After multiple times switching out my SIM card, paying for excess data and trying to understand the myriad plans each country’s telco offers, it got to a point where I decided that surviving without any connectivity was better.  On our recent trips to Indonesia, I was fully prepared to unplug - which isn’t a bad thing because you can fully focus on soaking up new experiences. However,...
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About Joyden Seafood Restaurant   Joyden Seafood Restaurant celebrates its 10th birthday with a new name, interior facelift and comprehensive revamped menu. Previously known as West Coast Seafood Restaurant, the same team of experienced chefs continued to deliver a range of comforting classic dishes alongside latest unique creations. Expect a heart-warming sense of community when you step into Joyden Seafood Restaurant. Apart from the quality of food served, the restaurant is greatly influenced by the support and loyalty of its customer base.    The Food at Joyden Seafood Restaurant   We started the 7 course meal with Signature Crispy Cereal Prawns...
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About EVA Air's Hello Kitty Jets   Jerome and I I've been a fan of Hello Kitty ever since receiving my first Kitty toy at the age of 4. And I have always wondered what it would be like to be on a Hello Kitty themed jet. Imagine my excitement when I heard about the nine full service Hello Kitty flights offered by EVA Air - between Taiwan and Singapore this December, 2014.  EVA Air is the only airline in the world to launch Hello Kitty Jets with partner Sanrio. There are now 6 variants of the aircraft on flight routes...
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Singapore Garden Festival 2014    Held biennially in Singapore, visitors from home and abroad converge like honey bees to the beautiful floral offerings at the Singapore Garden Festival (SGF). And this year, the festival is back with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colours. It's most fitting that for the 1st time, the festival is held at the iconic Gardens by the Bay. Organised by the National Parks Board (Nparks) Gardens by the Bay, the 9-day event (held from 16-24 Aug 2014) is spread over the size of 4 football fields and features a wide variety of exhibits and offerings. Visitors will get to experience...
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