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Non-Surgical Beauty Enhancements   Let’s face it. Us girls will always try to find problems with our bodies one way or another. We’re either unhappy with how we look, or how we don’t have enough of what other girls have. Some women even go to the extent of going under the knife for elaborate cosmetic surgeries in efforts to achieve their desired look.  While I believe everyone should learn to appreciate and love their body for what it is, it won’t hurt to give your body a little bit of an upgrade and polishing up without the need for permanent invasive...
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About Manhattan Bar   Picture courtesy of the Regent Hotel. Manhattan Bar is a glamorous cocktail establishment nestled within the premises of Regent Singapore. Priding itself on using only the finest artisanal spirits and craft bartending, its unfettered opulence draws the upscale crowd by the droves.  When its massive doors closed behind me, I felt as if I had been transported almost a century back in time to the Jazz Age of Gatsby’s era. Surrounded by exquisite decor imbued with the glitzy glamour of the Roaring Twenties, I half expected to see the swish of a Flapper’s fringed dress disappear round...
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About Peony Jade    How often do you find food outside of your home that doesn’t use a single drop of MSG? Peony Jade prides itself on dishing up healthy Cantonese-style food that caters to increasingly health-conscious mortals like you and I - that means no MSG in any of its food.  Known for transforming classic Cantonese cuisines into delicate pieces of art, we were psyched to pay the Keppel Club branch a visit to preview their new creations for the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities. Yes, it is finally that time of the year to collect those precious ang baos...
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About Renaza    “When was the last time you went for a facial?” is a question I dread answering.  On the day I visited Renaza, my last facial was an entire year ago in January 2014. Yes, I’m a skincare slob and no, I can’t remember the last time I shaped my brows. Stop judging me right now.  As facials have always been a DIY affair for me, I was thrilled to be visiting Renaza - a one-stop wellness spa with services that pamper you from head to toe. All 8 centres in Singapore boast of world class technology and treatments,...
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About TAO Seafood Asia   Think of ancient Chinese folklore, and what inadvertently draws to mind is the image of Nian. The legendary beast lived beneath the sea and preyed on unsuspecting children around the Lunar New Year. Does that strike fear in your heart? Probably not, since we now associate CNY with feasting on our beloved ba kwa and kueh bangkit rather than these elusive predatory monsters. Enter Tao Tie, a greedy beast with an insatiable appetite that eats everything in sight. Helmed by father-son duo Chef Lee Tong Kuon and Adrian Lee, TAO Seafood Asia draws inspiration from this...
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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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Best Halal Eateries In Malaysia   Halal food is abundant in Malaysia since our country is dominated by Muslims. Unfortunately, there's a disappointing lack of quality, making the foodie's quest for good halal food challenging and tiresome. While it was challenging to discern quality from quantity, I persevered through my search for good halal food and found 15 of the best halal restaurants in Malaysia. Here we go!   1. Ayam Penyat Api Restaurant   Source: Ayam Penyat Api Restaurant Facebook Page  With their signature “Ayam Penyet” dish, this restaurant is perfect start for those who want to sample Malaysia's extraordinary cuisine....
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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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About the Master Chef - Diego Jacquet   After hearing stories of my colleagues visited BoCHINche previously, I was excited to try their Argentine food for myself. This time, we had the privilege of meeting the head chef and co-owner of BoCHINche - Diego Jacquet, who was previously at prestigious restaurants like El Bulli, a Michelin 3-star restaurant, and Aquavit, a Swedish restaurant in New York.  Gaining experience and exposure in America and Spain paved a path into UK, and after a brief stint at two prestigious hotels, The Zetter Hotel and Restaurant, and as the executive chef at The Trafalgar, Diego opened two of his own restaurants in London....
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 About Fatcat Ice Cream Bar You would be highly mistaken if you dismissed Fatcat Ice Cream Bar as yet another ice cream parlor cashing in on the recent ice cream and waffle trend. While her competition flaunts visually captivating waffles of countless varieties, Fatcat Ice Cream Bar sticks to the basics, delivering simple desserts with outstanding flavour.     Quirky Ice Cream   Varied, good quality and cheap! $3.90 for standard and $4.50 for premium flavors. The ice cream and sorbet parlor offers an impressive range of flavors ranging from your classic chocolates and vanillas to unique creations like Hay &...
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Gourment Markets In Singapore   If there’s one thing we Singaporeans do with a passion, it’s got to be eating. From hawker centres to fine-dining restaurants, there’s no lack of dining options in our little red dot. But what’s a foodie to do if he’s looking to cook up an exotic feast with artisan produce? Your answer is in this list of 11 gourmet markets. These places also have a dining area for you to try their food before deciding if you want to take home their produce.   1. PasarBella   Source With over 30 unique stalls housed in 30,000...
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About Takumen   Ramen lovers rejoice! Takumen, Japan's biggest online ramen shop, has opened its very first brick-and-mortar shop right here on our blessed little island. Located on Circular Road, Takumen opened its first set of doors to the public in early November 2014, making authentic ramen easily accessible to Singaporeans.  At any one time, Takumen will have 6 types of ramen carefully recreated by specially trained chefs, so you can be rest assured that what you're eating carries an authentic Japanese flavour. Takumen has a "gallery" concept, which means their menu will be updated every few months so you can try...
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