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About Catching Breath   Photographs courtesy of Andrew West Photography Catching Breath is a stunning work of contemporary art pulled off using a traditional medium - tapestry. While I personally am not very familiar with tapestry, this aptly named piece took my breath away. It features a veiled man looking outwards intently, and the viewer has the choice of whether or not to unveil him to reveal its hidden beauty. I find it difficult to appreciate contemporary art sometimes, especially when it looks like a 3-year-old jumped into a pot of paint and decided to roll on a canvas. But that's...
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My Trip At Gardens by the Bay   My first visit to Gardens by the Bay was a rather weak attempt to show off Singapore to a friend who was visiting from New Zealand. Let’s just say I wasn’t the best person for the job. But my second visit to the Gardens the other day was infinitely better with the addition of an element essential to any experience - great customer service provided by our guide.   Clarence, Our Guide For The Day   Clarence Chua is Senior Manager with the Visitor Services team at Gardens by the Bay. He is...
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Cheap Food In Orchard Road    Noble quests have always faced skepticism.  Prior to my hunt for meals below $10 in Orchard Road, I surveyed my friends. Some looked at me as if I had just suggested we pool our savings to buy a unicorn. “Siao ah, this is Singapore babe”, they reminded me. One guy suggested McDonald’s. Oh, pure and utter audacity.  Remember the days when Chicken Rice was $1? Me neither, but my parents would. Contrary to popular belief and common Singapore complaints, it’s possible to dine in Orchard Road without burning a hole in your pocket. Here are...
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The Best Salted Egg Dishes in Singapore   In a country obsessed with eating, we've seen many food trends come and go. One of the latest to hit our shores is the obsession over any dish with salted egg yolk sauce. Sweet or savoury, the salted egg flavour seems to pair well with everything, and everyone wants to take an Instavideo of these dishes singing "let it flow, let it flow". Here are our picks for the best salted egg dishes in Singapore.   1. Charcoal Waffles with Salted Egg Sauce    Source: highwayclouds Everyone has been flooding my Instagram feed...
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About LPG Endermospa   Me before treatment The first of its kind in Singapore, LPG Endermospa is a spa treatment dedicated to LPG’s patented treatments and products. LPG technology is used by J. Lo, Cameron Diaz and Shu Qi, among other celebrities, as a non-invasive alternative to looking their best on the red carpet.  LPG started when founder Louis-Paul had a car accident which left him in need of physical therapy. After undergoing numerous massage sessions, he realized that due to the human factor, there will always be inconsistencies, leading to unreliable results. He then created a machine that could mimic the...
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About Restaurant Hoshigaoka   Originally founded in Tokyo in 1925 by renowned Japanese chef, calligrapher, and ceramic artist Kitaoji Rosanjin, Restaurant Hoshigaoka was originally created to showcase his beautiful tableware and cuisine. While Kitaoji Rosanjin left the restaurant after 11 years and went on to meet Picasso and hold exhibitions in Europe, the restaurant continued with his principles. Hoshigaoka Saryo (as it was called) enjoyed success domestically, becoming a household name in Japan. It then realized its goal of becoming an international brand, opening its first outlet in Singapore in 1972 at Apollo Hotel. To gain greater traction in non-Japanese speaking markets, the...
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Group Outing Ideas You Never Thought Of   Besides finding a way to block Pirate Kings game requests for an eternity, having nowhere to go in Singapore is another perennial first world problem that haunts us to no end.  Planning a group outing is the greatest headache in the Universe, especially with constraints like that one friend being everlastingly broke, or another who will end your friendship if you were brazen enough to expose her to the sun.  I’m sorry if you’re the chosen one to plan these things. The pain is real, guys. Because we empathize, here’s a list of...
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Late Night Dating in Singapore   You know the feeling - it’s midnight and you can’t fall asleep. Who do you call? Your boyfriend, of course! And no, wipe that cheeky grin off your face. I don’t mean for that. The night is an amazing time to go for a date, considering how empty everywhere is compared to Singapore in the day. If you're a night owl constantly on the lookout for a new dating experience, here’s a bunch of late night dating ideas for you!   Head Out Under the Midnight Skies   Singapore is full of wondrous sights. Man-made...
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10 Singapore Off-Shore Islands To Visit   You just concluded your year-end trip yet you’re itching to get away again. Plus, the monsoon season is coming to a close! As sunny days creep back up on us, here are 10 islands off the Singapore shore you can spend a day at - without a passport! This article is part of our #sG50 series where we highlight parts of Singapore you never knew. Happy 50th Birthday Singapore!   - The Eco-Adventurer -   1. Pulau Semakau   Source: Wordpress The Story: Pulau Semakau, or as it is more popularly known, Semakau Landfill, is Singapore’s first...
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About Earle Swensen's   An extension of its immensely popular sister restaurant Swensen's, Earle Swensen's menu is designed with its roots, San Francisco, in mind. In addition, Earle Swensen's is positioning themselves to meet the increasing demand of healthy food. If you're one of those contributing to that demand, you'll be glad to know that their charbroiled entrees are here to stay. Also, get this: you get access to their free-flow salad bar for free with purchase of any main (U.P. $13.90++)! Most importantly, however, starting from January 2015, Earle Swensen's will be serving gelato, which has a lower fat content than ice-cream,...
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