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Getting over a heartbreak   So you just had your heart broken.  An imaginary dark cloud hovers over you. Your phone beeps as concerned friends make futile attempts to jio you out. You just want to stay in bed all day, shove a whole tub of Ben & Jerry’s in your face, and spend an unreasonable lot of time watching The Walking Dead.  But no! Wallowing for a few days is fine, but being overly unoccupied can drive you crazy with your own thoughts. After all, an idle mind is the devil’s plaything.  Here are 10 things to do to cure...
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About Okinawa   Okinawa might lose out to Tokyo and Hokkaido where Singaporeans' travel plans are concerned, but that's set to change. The Okinawa prefecture is setting up an office in Singapore in 2015 to promote tourism and trade between Singapore and Okinawa, and here's why you should sit up and pay attention, whether you're travelling for business or pleasure.   Trade in Okinawa   Okinawa recently organized its first large-scale food trading fair, matching food suppliers to buyers. This year alone, 17 buyers from Singapore attended, no doubt due to the strong incentives provided by the Okinawa Prefecture - they're...
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Getting the Perfect Christmas Gift   With just days to Christmas, I figured there are only ever two categories of shoppers - the kiasus  and the procrastinators. A kiasu shopper is someone who plans way ahead of time and has gotten gifts for everyone one month in advance - family members, boyfriend, girlfriend and maybe even their pets. On the other end of the spectrum, the procrastinators are those who are still clueless and desperate for the perfect gifts. Like me! With this list of original last minute gifts, I hope to do myself and the procrastinating community a favour. Most of these are new...
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Christmas in Singapore   A lot has happened for TheSmartLocal in 2014. We moved to a bigger offices twice, finally settling down in our current location on Balestier Road. We doubled the staff in our editorial team, and also started working on a mobile app that offer discounts for the merchants we work with. We also started focusing more on our youtube channel this year, launching our first parody video, comedy video and beauty channel. With Christmas just round the corner, we decided to make a fun video celebrating Christmas, dancing with Singaporeans along the streets of Orchard Road. Have a...
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1. Chewing over Jover Chew   This Sim Lim Square retailer named in the consumer watchdog’s blacklist made a tourist go on his knees for a refund. He packed up his shop and disappeared from sight, leaving in his wake questions about the adequacy of consumer protection laws.There was a man called Jover ChewWe hope his kind are far and fewToo many people did he screwAll they can do is rant and rueThe day they met Jover ChewWhat did he do, this Jover Chew?He made people pay more than their dueSo why not sue this Jover Chew?He cannot be foundHe’s made...
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About Liang Court   Opened in 1983, Liang Court at Clarke Quay is known to Singaporeans as the mall to go to for our Japanese fix, with stalwart tenants offering authentic Japanese merchandise, dining, and services, such as MEIDI-YA Supermarket, Tamoya Udon, and Barber Minami.  With the year-end festivities soon upon us, here are 9 new reasons to visit Liang Court for your shopping, dining and beauty fix!   Hobby Atelier (#03-10)   Stepping in, you’ll feel like you’re in a toy collector’s fantasy. From One Piece to Star Wars, shoppers of all ages will find something they love here. The products are...
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About One-Ninety at Four Seasons Hotel   I’m very Singaporean when it comes to buffets - I always strive to eat as much as I can to get my money’s worth. So, it should come to no surprise that I was curious about the new buffet at One-Ninety Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood. Located at Four Seasons Hotel, the restaurant just launched their new Mezze Dinner Buffet where you can enjoy all the food you want from their extensive appetizer and dessert buffet spreads as well as one main selection for just $58++ per person. With selections that change daily based on the...
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Milo, Milo and more Milo   Source: michtsang  First things first, it’s pronounced as mai-lou, not mee-lo. I don’t know if it’s just me but it drives me crazy each time I hear someone call my favourite drink in the entire universe wrongly.  Determined to assemble the best collection of milo recipes on the planet, we scoured the Internet and found 20 milo recipes that will forever change how you look at this drink. It's not limited to just "hot or cold!" I feel so motivated now to enter the kitchen and create these Milo treats just so I could devour them. That’s...
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Best Ulu Restaurants In Singapore   In a country that is becoming increasingly populated by the day, we are always caught up in the hustle and bustle, fighting crowds and enduring long queues just for a simple meal. It's hard to find a quiet place to have some privacy, or just to engage in some decent conversation with friends or a loved one. Sometimes, it’s good to take time off and go on a short drive outside the city, exploring quieter areas. It also doesn’t hurt to surprise your partner with a a bit of romance once in a while. But...
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About Western Australia   Gone are the days when Perth was touted the sleepy town of Australia. Contrary to popular belief, the largest city in Western Australia now presents a vibrant concoction of things to do and see. With the mining boom spurring development in the area, Perth is set to be a bustling city hub. Every November, the city gets a great deal of epicurean dreamers heading down to Margaret River for the annual Gourmet Escape. While we were in Western Australia for the Gourmet Escape too, we couldn't help but take a stop in Perth to absorb the sights...
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