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20 Best Halal Restaurants in Singapore   It's not that difficult to find a Halal restaurant in Singapore. We're surrounded by Halal outlets at almost every nook and cranny of Singapore but it certainly was difficult trying to figure out which restaurants would make it into our list of 20 Best Halal Restaurants in Singapore. This list of restaurants has got me drooling just thinking about them. So beware! If you've not had your lunch or dinner, reading this article might just make your stomach pangs worse. With that said, you can always visit these restaurants to satisfy your hunger.  ...
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The Digital Age   Our world today is completely digitised. People are switching books for iBooks, magazines for iPads and journals for blogs. Print media is reporting declining revenue and this trend will only continue as the years go by. In the past, we might have seen books up people's noses on trains or buses. Now, we see everyone engrossed in their various devices instead, whether it's an smartphone or an iPad. The internet is not controlled by a monopoly like our print media counterparts, and this has allowed people to gravitate towards what they find most interesting, on an even...
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What makes us Malaysian?   Ever wondered what makes us Malaysians stand out from the rest of the world? What makes us so unique? Maybe because we have so many little holidays in a year. You've probably seen "Cuti-cuti Malaysia" commercials on your television or came across the "Malaysia Boleh" slogan and that's how you came to know about our little country. Actually, I believe it is our habits and actions, be it good or bad (or silly). Here are some significant habits that really defines us Malaysians.   1. Yellow means speed up   I'm pretty sure we all acknowledge that yellow...
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Olivia Ong at The Right Note Campaign this World Voice Day   Famous local songbird Olivia Ong thinks that having a healthy voice is extremely important but often neglected, especially for singers who depend on their voices for a living: "As a singer, one of the scariest things that can happen is to lose your voice." Olivia Ong recently appeared at Strepsil's official launch of the Right Note campaign, in support of World Voice Day.   About World Voice Day and the Right Note Campaign   Although largely celebrated in other parts of the world, World Voice Day is considered unknown...
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Earn yourself some Free Ice Cream   Poly students, it's time to rejoice. Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day has just passed, but the streak of getting free ice cream doesn't end here. Carousell, Singapore's favourite marketplace app, will be bringing Free Ice Cream Day to you - if you fight hard enough. There is enough ice cream for only one school, so you have to emerge victorious against the other 4 polytechnics in the Ice Cream Wars that begins on 21 April 2014.   How do you win?   Well, first, you've got to get as many people as possible...
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Recipes for Cheese Lovers   If you're like me and enjoy grocery shopping even though your pantry's already fully stocked, chances are you would have seen Perfect Italiano's range of cheeses in the supermarkets. Personally I prefer cheeses with milder tastes, especially those hot, toasty and melted ones fresh from the oven. I love the versatility of cheeses which have the potential to amp up any dish. In this recipe guide I'll show you two super simple cheese dishes anyone can attempt. We hope these recipes will be helpful even for our readers who have not baked before! Go get your...
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Land of the Rising Sun, in Singapore   Source: ©JNTO - 'Kimono Festival' in Tokamachi in Niigata Prefecture Every year, we plan trips to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto or Hokkaido, and dream of immersing ourselves in Japanese culture and festivities in the midst of blooming cherry blossoms or pristine white snow-capped mountains. Little do we know, we can actually experience some of Japan right here in Singapore. I'm not simply talking about having a meal over some sushi, sashimi or sake. I'm talking about celebrating traditional cultural events and festivals such as Oshogatsu (Japan New Year, 1 Jan), Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival, 3 Feb),...
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About Hot Tomato   When Hot Tomato first started, many locals were pleasantly surprised as they offered a unique concept not found anywhere else in Singapore. People love steak and pasta. So why not have the best of both worlds and have them together? And with a super low price of $9.50 NETT students can get a side of pasta, a main steak and an endless supply of beverage. Even without this student deal, the menu is still wallet friendly and that's why we've included Hot Tomato in our list of 18 most delicious meals in Singapore under $15.   Here's...
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15 Singaporean Fashionistas To Follow on Instagram   Instagram is my ultimate guilty pleasure. Except that I don't feel guilty about it. Honestly, whoever created Instagram really knew what they were doing and if their goal was to halt productivity forever, they succeeded. I know some people (Me.) who check their Instagram feed every couple of minutes. Like when they should be studying. Or sleeping. Or breathing.  My favourite thing about Instagram has to be that its a great place to get inspired. Be it places to visit, the latest food craze or my personal favourite - fashion inspiration. And no one...
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About Jara Petit Cheesecups   Flavours (from left to right): Lavender, Oreo, Matcha, Banoffee, Strawberry, Lemon, Durian, Original, Blueberry I know what you're thinking - WHAT ARE THESE GORGEOUS BABIES AND WHERE CAN I GET THEM?! Keep calm and breathe. You're looking at the lovely cheesecups from Jara Petit. They're basically miniature cheesecakes baked in a cupcake-like form, making it sooo much easier to consume. It's the first time we have heard of such a term and we're surprised nobody has thought of this clever take on cheesecakes before! I'm not much of a cheesecake person but damn, I'd be able...
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About Feedlot Steak Bar and Grill   FeedLot Steak Bar and Grill is a modern steakhouse located just opposite Tanglin Mall that serves wholesome, hearty gourmet food. It was once known as Swiss Grill, which dutifully served their meat-loving fanbase back at Bukit Timah. FeedLot prides itself in serving gourmet farm food - they get their supplies from parent company Swiss Butchery located in the same building.  Swiss Butchery has a longstanding reputation as one of Singapore's top purveyors of imported premium meats since 1995. Diners have a choice of indoor or alfresco dining. FeedLot's indoor ambiance revolves along the lines of sophisticated-modern dining, with the...
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Mother's Day from Bakerzin   Mother's Day is one of those days in the year that just cannot go uncelebrated. I mean our mothers are the reason we're here right now, and if you need further proof take a look at why our mothers are the best persons in our lives. And if there's one thing that's synonymous with celebrations, its cake. Cake = Happiness. To celebrate this occasion Bakerzin has come up with two special Mother's Day cakes that they just launched! Smashing your mother's face in the cake is optional. (Kidding!) The cake arrives beautifully packages, with a baby...
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About Mouth Restaurant    We weren't expecting much when we visited Mouth Restaurant. In fact, we were more curious to check out one of the Amex 30licious $30 Deals that were going on - Mouth Restaurant was one of their participating outlets. Mouth Restaurants always seemed a bit too "cheena" looking to us and that's probably why we never walked in before, although we've seen them around plenty.  What would they know about contemporary taste buds right? Oh how wrong we were. With beginnings that can be traced back to the 80′s in Hong Kong, we learnt that Mouth Restaurant has been serving...
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The Media Challenge 2014   The grand finale and challenge of the Media Challenge ended on a high note with great success at Republic Polytechnic on 5th April 2014. Team Next Door from Raffles Girls' School clinched the top place with much effort and fervour. Verbal Anatomy (Westwood Secondary School) and Adrenaline (Marsiling Secondary School) came in at a close second and third place respectively. The Media Challenge is a contest targeted at secondary schools who are interested in learning about mass communication. It aims to engage social media savvy youths, stimulate their creativity and nurture their interest in mass communication. Targeted...
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About The Rise & Fall of Little Voice   The Rise & Fall of Little Voice is a 1992 play written by English dramatist Jim Cartwright. The play tells the tale of a shy girl, Little Voice (LV), with an extraordinary talent - imitating the songs of showbiz icons. Living in the shadow of her loud mother, LV seeks solace in the record collection that her father left her. You'll be in for a rollercoaster ride of emotions in this heart-warming comedy! The Rise & Fall of Little Voice by Pangdemonium! will be the Asian Premier of this show. Pangdemonium! has...
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About Medan Town   When you think of Indonesia you tend to think places like Jakarta and Bandung. Seldom does Medan spring to mind so its no surprise that you don't see Medanese food in Singapore. That's exactly what owner, Harianto Teh found when he came to Singapore. He wanted to bring Medanese food to our shores and so he started Medan Town in 2012, Singapore's first and only Medanese restaurant. The restaurant's exterior is pretty unassuming, and the same can be said about the interior. Being a 50 seater restaurant, its cozy and looks like a nice spot to chill...
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About Bedok Point   Bedok Point is run by Frasers Centrepoint Malls and its located within the Bedok Town Centre, in the heart of Bedok. It's just a 3-minute walk from Bedok MRT station and bus interchange, offering a variety of F&B, entertainment, retail and services for residents living in the East. A highlight here is the F&B outlets and the wide variety of restaurants. We went on a food trail and tried out Suki-ya and Owl Café. Here's an inside look at these two F&B outlets.   Suki-ya Review   Suki-ya aims to serve heart-warming comfort food in the form...
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Cheapest Buffets in Kuala Lumpur   To me, buffets are the best value option out there. Having a wide array of dishes laid before your eyes, from spaghetti carbonaras to tempuras, rendang chickens to lamb cutlets, grilled tenderloins to baked oysters with cheese topping, and then knowing you get to taste them all. I’m getting hungry just imagining it.  The only downside to buffets? More often than not, the price can be pretty hefty. That is why in this guide, we’ll be exploring buffets that won’t cost a quarter of our monthly salaries. Sounds good? Let's get started!   1. Tai...
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11 Gorgeous Singapore Boutique Hotels   "11 Singapore Boutique Hotels So Cool You'll Want to Stay Forever" was created and first published by TheSmartLocal.com. See the map of these hotels and more at the link above. Staying at boutique hotels is the in-thing now and if you're a major klutz like me, you probably didn't know gorgeous boutique hotels actually exist right here in Singapore. Heck, not too long ago, I didn't even know what boutique hotels were. To put it simply, boutique hotels typically have about under 50 rooms with trimmed down facilities with rooms that come in unique designs...
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GetSetGo - Your One-Stop Online Travel Store   If there's one thing I absolutely hate about travelling, it's packing. I can never bring myself to pack my stuff until the last minute...which is bad, especially if you tend to forget things. Especially if you suddenly find that you're missing half your travel essentials.  If you're a very busy person, you would understand the pain of having to rush down to the nearest mall just to buy your travel essentials. But, if you're too lazy to drag yourself to the shopping centre, fret not! Just do your shopping online. Wait, what? Yup,...
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