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Amazing Bali Villas That Won't Break The Bank   With the year coming to an end, I can only imagine how much you’ve been dreaming of a getaway from Singapore. But going budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the quality of your holiday.  For those who’ve been shelving the idea of visiting Bali because "it’s expensive” compared to alternative destinations like Krabi, these 20 amazing pool villas in exotic Bali may make you change your mind. It's also amazing to know how you can have most of these private villas all to yourself (and your friends!). Note: The prices listed...
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About Breeze At The Scarlet Singapore   It’s that time of year again when we freak out over where to take our loved ones for dinner during the festive period. Scarlet Singapore would like to be your Santa Claus, unveiling a festive menu at Breeze to help you make that decision a painless one. Breeze is the Scarlet Hotel's exclusive rooftop bar. Much like the hotel, it’s charming and intimate - the perfect place to dine at with close friends or that special someone. We were fortunate to be Chef Vincent Tang’s personal guests as he gave us a preview of Breeze’s...
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Synopsis   Source: W!LD RICE Ltd, photo by Albert KS Lim © Most of us are familiar with the mischievous Monkey King from the Chinese epic Journey To The West. This well-loved story is Wild Rice’s Christmas pantomime for the year, albeit with a local twist. Written by Alfian Sa’at, the plot revolves around Ah Tang (Joshua Lim), a Sec 3 schoolboy who lives with his Aunty Fanny (Chua Enlai) and Uncle Moo (Lim Kay Siu) after his mum passed away. He also feels overshadowed by his cousin Xiao Hong (Kimberly Chan), who is an overachiever and wins lots of prizes for...
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Earlier this year, TSL wrote a piece on minimum wage and the problems it caused. In this article, the issue of cheap sourcing will be looked at by a guest writer. This problem is best illustrated by the story of Mohd, a security officer of 9 years who had just lost his job.   Cheap sourcing victims were model workers   For 9 years, 52 year old Mohd has kept students safe as they went about their daily activities in their secondary school.  His humble monthly gross pay of $1,760 from working up to 66 hours a week still allowed him to raise...
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About FUKU Fine Fugu Kaiseki Restaurant   Pufferfish, also known as Fugu in Japanese, is a rare Japanese delicacy that people steer away from due to the risks involved - if not prepared properly, pufferfish flesh can be lethal. This is taken care of at Fuku Restaurant, with the toxic parts of the pufferfish safely removed in Japan before being shipped to Singapore.  There are only 20 edible species of pufferfish, but with 20 years of experience behind them, you can be rest assured that the chefs at Fuku are well-equipped to safely prepare this delicacy for you.  Fuku has a...
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About Takumi Kacyo   We are spoilt for choice when it comes to Japanese restaurants. In fact, you could probably find at least one Japanese restaurant in every shopping mall. Takumi Kacyo isn't in a shopping mall though - it's situated in Keppel Bay Vista, an area known for its exclusivity.Takumi has wooden floors and brick walls, and the setting gives off a dojo-like Japanese feel. The décor is stylish, offering an ideal combination for both business and social events. Two open kitchens take centre-stage, and over here you'll get to see the chefs prepare the cooked food and raw food...
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About Eggs and Berries   The Do-It-Yourself trend has taken Singapore by storm. Be they birthday cards, room decorations, or fashion apparels, we are getting increasingly hands-on in our daily lives. The trend has been turned up a notch by the launch of Eggs and Berries' first build-your-own coloured burger joint, in their third outlet at Jurong Point.Apart from adding vibrancy to the cafe, the coloured burgers boast health benefits as they are made with all-natural ingredients and are brimming with goodness.    The Food at Eggs and Berries   We were welcomed with the smoothies from Eggs and Berries -...
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About Pan Pacific Singapore   Located in the heart of the CBD, Pan Pacific Singapore boasts breath-taking views of the Singapore skyline. After undergoing an extensive renovation in 2012, the hotel now takes on a modern zen decor with bursts of colour. I particularly love the floating pods in the lobby of the hotel sitting atop a ‘moat’. I’ve done numerous staycations in Singapore before but never had one quite like this. For starters, the room Christabel and I stayed in retails at a whopping SGD2000 a night! We stayed at the opulent Harbour Suite, located at the 35th floor of the...
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About PARKROYAL on Pickering   Being Chinatown residents, we've watched the development of PARKROYAL on Pickering with curious eyes - from its construction to its opening in 2012. From below, greeneries from their lush 15,000m² sky-gardens dangle over, wrapping the hotel in its beautiful landscaping. It's as if the hotel was built in a gigantic garden, complete with larger than life bird-cages. We've always wanted to have a staycation here to see what it was like on the inside. Designed by internationally acclaimed local architectural firm WOHA, the theme that runs through this 367-room hotel is that of wellness, renewal and...
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About Waiting For Godot   I have long had a love-hate relationship with Samuel Beckett’s play, Waiting For Godot. I first encountered it in university, and felt the immense agony that washed over me as I watched an adaptation of the production — a play that showed that life was tedious and meaningless isn't terribly uplifting. And yet, I was utterly charmed by Beckett’s eloquence — with few words, he articulates the pains of existing, the effort to get through the day as it wore on, and the fatigue of putting on an act of being when there really is nothing...
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