Bryan Choo

Bryan Choo

Bryan loves exploring and sharing the best of Singapore and the best travel ideas with readers. He creates innovative start-ups that he hopes will allow him to live a life doing what he loves. He enjoys photography, film making, coding and writing - and the process of getting better at them. He is trying to learn fashion after someone said he looked like a 40 year old. He is not 40 years old.


He's Editor-in-chief at local lifestyle portal TheSmartLocal.com and regional gaming portal SC2SEA.com where he also runs an events management company. He is co-writer of Korean Travel Guide "Mad for Singapore" by Chosun Media with his wife Chloe Park. He thanks you for reading this and apologises for talking in third person.

About WGS Epicurean Delight   From 31st March to 2nd April, W Singapore Sentosa Cove will play host to Masterchef Sergi Arola for the World Gourmet Summit (WGS). The 2-star Michelin Chef Sergi joins SKIRT'S hosting chefs Matthew Woolford and Andrew Nocente who have prepared a special WGS menu for three nights only.  Here's a quick look at some of the dishes.   WGC Epicurean Delight @ SKIRT     "Arola Classic Appetizer Set"   Gazpacho Sphere Patatas Bravas Barceloneta Bomb Calamari Sandwich Tortilla de Patatas I was kinda embarrassed here because I had trouble identifying some of these dishes. Most...
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About The Quincy Hotel   Over the years, Quincy has built up for itself a solid reputation among Singaporeans as an ideal hotel to have staycations at. So we were excited to finally stay here, and we were not surprised either to see plenty of Singaporeans on staycation too. A particularly sweet moment was witnessing a couple celebrating their birthday here. During dinner, a waiter came over and presented the birthday girl a specially prepared birthday cake. Romantic moments like that always get to me. I so hope someone celebrates my birthday like that one day! Being situated just behind Orchard and a 5...
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Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific   View full pictures of Dim Sum Buffet at Hai Tien Lo how it was originally published at TheSmartLocal.com. Dim Sum buffets aren't very common in Singapore, so we were excited to check out Hai Tien Lo's Weekday Dim Sum Buffet. Do note this Cantonese Fine Dining restaurant exudes a very classy vibe, with impeccable service and Cheongsam clad wait-staff. So if you come in anything less than Smart Casual, you're going to feel under-dressed. Yes, look at one of the meeting rooms above! Don't worry though, they have plenty more casual looking tables for smaller groups. Previously located...
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About Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee   A picture we took from the original Chilli Pan Mee in Kuala Lumpur View full pictures of "Legendary Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee" as how it was first published on TheSmartLocal.com 25 March 2014 Update: Please do NOT visit Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee for the moment. You will only regret it. The queue is an insane 2-3 hours long for a bowl of noodles and it is just not worth it. You're only going to end up disappointed and angry. The actual queue should be 10 minutes long, that's how long we waited....
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What is the point of a Minimum Wage?   "Why implementing minimum wage in Singapore is a terrible idea" and its full images can be seen as it was originally published on TheSmartLocal.com First, let's take a look at what the minimum wage actually is. Too often, people start jumping on the minimum wage bandwagon without first understanding what its implications will be on Singaporeans. Some may think that minimum wage helps the most vulnerable groups in society. These groups refer to the very bottom percentile of low-income workers. The uncle who clears your food away at the hawker centre. The...
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About the INSIGHT Charity Gala   Artwork - "The return of the Snow Leopards"Artwork - "The Lion of Singapore" INSIGHT was a 9-month long charity initiative to raise public awareness and empathy for the blind in Singapore. It culminated in a charity gala dinner held at Lawry's The Prime Rib Singapore, to raise funds of which 100% of the proceeds would go towards skills development programs and procurement of blindness equipment to aid the blind in completing daily work tasks. It was jointly organized by Clearvision Eye Clinic & LASIK Centre and Vinci Arts Gallery in support of the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped...
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Dawn Ho's recap of the incident   Last night, Singaporean singer Dawn Ho witnessed an obnoxious guy hi jack a limo cab and basically act like a jackass to everyone - telling the limo service stuff "You are my bitch" repeatedly. The guy in question was Aaron Jeremiejczyk, pictured below. She decided to step in and let him know he should not be talking to people like that. He ended up punching her in the face, giving her a bloody nose and sending her to hospital. I despise any man that raises his hand against a woman, but to punch her in...
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Republic Poly Blogger Challenge 2014   I was recently invited down by Republic Poly as a Guest Judge for their Blogging component of the Module "Writing for Digital Media". It is a 2nd year core module for RP students doing their Diploma in Mass Communication. When I first heard about the competition, I was pleasantly surprised to learn how quickly our education system had adapted. The course co-ordinator had realised the value of Blogging in Digital Media today and introduced it as part of the curricular. So students had to create and manage a blog as part of their project work. I thought it was...
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How will the Budget 2014 affect you?   Over the last week, Singaporeans have been consumed by the endless chatter of Budget 2014. We try to make sense of the changes, but due to the magnitude of information to process, it at times becomes just all too overwhelming to digest. What people want to know most about the Budget 2014 is how it will end up affecting them. So we've decided to put together a list of 5 must know Budget 2014 changes for Singaporeans.   1. CPF Change: Everyone is now $30,000 richer. Congrats!   As you may have seen...
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Creating Awareness for the Blind in Singapore   Some of you may have recalled us featuring Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH)'s mobile massage team in our "29 Money Saving Life Hacks for Singaporeans" article. By providing massages starting at just $10 for a 20 minute session, you would help give the handicapped workforce more opportunities and be able to get a good massage at a great price at the same time! More info here. This time, to help raise more awareness, Clearvision Eye Clinic & LASIK Centre in collaboration with Vinci Arts Gallery is jointly organising a charity gala dinner. This is to support...
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