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About Hai Tien Lo   Helmed by Master Chef Lai Tong Ping, Hai Tien Lo serves up traditional Cantonese fare with a contemporary twist. To celebrate Chef Lai's outstanding 10 years at Hai Tien Lo, he has prepared a special set menu featuring 10 items, presented in 6 courses, which will be available from the 7th of July to the 31st of December 2014. Chef Lai's inspiration for this new menu stems from the different dishes he has personally enjoyed over the years. For this menu, he aimed to create dishes that showcase the natural flavours of the ingredients. He also adopted a different presentation style from traditional...
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About STREET 50   Located on the first floor of corporate-chic Bay Hotel, STREET 50 is furnished elegantly with a modern touch - telling of its philosophy towards food. STREET 50 serves up mostly Asian flavours with a mod western twist. Think chilli crab pasta and poached chicken with breaded rice balls. It’s known for its affordable lunch and weekend buffets. In tribute to our nation’s 49th birthday, the fusion cuisine diner has cooked up an exclusive buffet menu - available for one day only. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights you’ll get to try on 9 August. ...
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Davao Cultural and Food Festival   This Davao Cultural and Food Festival hopes to showcase the rich culture and food heritage of the 10 different tribes from this beautiful city located in Southeastern Philippines. Davao City is known as the culinary destination of the Philippines and is famous for the fresh fruits such as mangosteens, pomelos, durians, as well as for their fresh seafoods including tuna. It has all seemed out of reach for us… until now. The event kicked off with performances by the Kalumon Dance Troupe. Their first performance was a lively drum piece of indigenous tribal music that was accompanied...
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Happy Birthday, Singapore   The great thing about the 9th of August is that it gives you a shameless excuse to celebrate the best things about Singapore — excessive food intake, loud noises and taking out that flag you keep in your bomb shelter for display once a year. Despite all the imperfections of this nation and YouTube rants on why some people may not be proud to be Singaporean, we still have good reasons to love this place. In fact, we have 49. Here is a story on why Singapore will always be my home.   1. Welcome to Singapore...
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About Outback Steakhouse   After opening their first outlet at Millenia Walk back in 2000, Outback Steakhouse has finally opened its second outlet. Tucked in the corner of the fourth floor at the newly opened Orchard Gateway, the restaurant overlooks the bustling Orchard Road.  Outback Steakhouse has also revamped their menu, and we tried out some of their new dishes and old classics.   Appetizers & Cocktails   The Spinach Artichoke Dip ($13.90) is a great appetizer to share. New on the menu, it is served with a plate of freshly baked tortilla chips in a very generous portion. The dip...
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Big Changes Start with Small Choices   I get snail-mailed bank statements every month. I open the letters, take a 5 second look at what I already know, then throw them away. It's a pointless cycle I perpetuate. And it's all because I've been too lazy to go to my bank websites and tick the box that says "have all paper statements delivered to you digitally." I'm sure I've seen the banks prompt me with pop-ups whenever I log into my online account. But my anti-spam reflexs are strong and I click close before I even bother to read a word...
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About Influential Brands   The Samsung versus Apple and Gong Cha versus Koi debates are over. Brand Alliance’s Influential Brands Award answers just that for all of us. Recognizing the efforts of Singapore and Asia-based brand heroes to connect with its consumers, this award celebrates the brands who have clicked well with us - the local shoppers.  One study revealed that we are exposed to 5000 brand messages each day and we are already wondering how these brands stand out from the non-stop blitz of advertising messages and clutter.  Last year, brands like Coca Cola, Gong Cha and Old Chang Kee...
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Exciting restaurants that are more than food   Singapore is a foodie's heaven but sometimes it takes a little more than good food to make a great dining experience. There are far too many options when it comes to dining out these days, with the number of carbon-copy indie cafes popping up every month. We dug a little deeper and found these quirky concept diners that will get you all pumped up to dine out again. Here are 15 dining experiences that are so much more than food.      1. 1942 Alfresco @ Changi   Photo source: 1942 Alfresco@Changi Photo...
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Jimmy Monkey   "Hi, my name is Jimmy, I need money for coffee or a trip home, thanks." Everyone, meet Jimmy. He's the monkey who inspired Jimmy Monkey, a cafe and bar located at the quaint residence at one-north gateway. Jimmy and company will be participating in the upcoming Cafe Fest 2014, which you can find out more about in our exclusive TSL interview.One step into Jimmy Monkey Cafe and Bar and you'll notice that it's a tad different than what you'd expect from other cafes. Replace the brick walls and bicycles display you traditionally see at cafes, with a toilet...
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About Toby's Estate   Toby's Estate was founded by Toby Smith, an Australian lawyer with a tremendous passion for coffee, just over 10 years ago. With flagship cafes in Australia, New York and Singapore Toby's specializes in specialty coffees where they focus on the origin of the coffee, the roasting of the beans and the brewing process. We we sat down with Justin, the regional head of Toby's Estate Asia to find out more about Toby's Estate and its plans for the upcoming Cafe Fest.   On Toby's Estate   TSL: Could you share with us the philosophy behind Toby's? Justin:...
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