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About Waiting For Godot   I have long had a love-hate relationship with Samuel Beckett’s play, Waiting For Godot. I first encountered it in university, and felt the immense agony that washed over me as I watched an adaptation of the production — a play that showed that life was tedious and meaningless isn't terribly uplifting. And yet, I was utterly charmed by Beckett’s eloquence — with few words, he articulates the pains of existing, the effort to get through the day as it wore on, and the fatigue of putting on an act of being when there really is nothing...
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About Poulet   Having opened 10 outlets across our little sunny island in just over two years, casual dining food chain Poulet has been made quite its mark in Singapore with their affordable French food. I recently took a trip down to Poulet to find try out their new festive dishes, created just in time for Christmas. Their festive menu will be available from 3rd November 2014 to 31st December at all Poulet outlets, except Jurong Point.    4 New Dishes From Poulet’s Festive Menu   1. Blood Orange & Minty Cucumber Cooler ($4.90)    This cooler was one of the...
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About Waiting For Godot   Image Credits: ABA Productions Written by Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot has been hailed as one of the most important English language plays in the 20th century. This Irish production, now in Singapore for only the second time, stars two tramps who get up to hijinks while waiting for Godot. Intellectuals will love this play, but be warned - fans of Michael Bay-esque productions will find it an uncomfortable two hours. This production stars Neill Fleming as Vladimir, Patrick O’Donnel as Estragon, Paul Kealyn as Pozzo, and Nick Devlin as Lucky. We managed to snag an interview with Peter Reid,...
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About Bibigo   Bibigo is owned by Korean food company CJ Foods, which cut its teeth putting out sugar products back in 1953. The first Bibigo branch was opened in Seoul, and they came to our sunny shores in 2010. Today, Bibigo can be found not just in Asia, but also in the US and UK. With a goal of opening 1,000 restaurants in 20 countries by 2017, Bibigo has no intention of slowing down.   Bibigo in Singapore   In Singapore, Bibigo can be found at Raffles City, NEX, as well as Suntec City. The outlet at Raffles City has...
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Beautiful HDB Toilets   An average person spends one and a half years of thier life in the loo. If that’s not incentive enough to make it as comfortable and gorgeous as you can, I don’t know what is. Most people believe that staying in HDB flats means you wouldn’t spend extra time in the toilet - it’s simply too cramped in there! And even if you start a remodelling project, a functional toilet takes priority over a pretty one. Toilets all look the same anyway, right? Wrong. Here are 16 HDB toilets with beautiful thrones you wouldn't mind occupying for...
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Most Famous Singapore Urban Legends   All of us know Singapore as the bustling metropolis we live in. However, despite being the practical Singaporeans that we are, local urban legends still linger in our minds. Whether or not we have heard of them before, these urban legends have the potential to send shivers down our spines. Remember those old wives’ tales that our parents told to scare us from doing dangerous things? Well, that’s just one type of urban legend. Then, there are the dubious ones that are spread by word-of-mouth. Today, in an age where our lives revolve around the...
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About Hungry Heroes   One can only imagine how much food Batman eats. Fighting crime burns more than a few calories, and his butler must be kept busy preparing his meals every night. We might not fight crime like Batman, but we get hungry too after a day in school or at work! Occupying a two-storey shophouse off Little India is Singapore’s equivalent of The Justice League HQ. Walking in, you'll be greeted by your favourite superheroes, all encased in glass boxes on one wall of the restaurant. The opposite wall houses posters and artworks. The impressive assembly of superhero collectibles...
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About Regent Singapore    Christmas season is just around the corner and with so many options, it's not always easy to decide where to dine during the festive season. We had the privilege of checking out what Regent Singapore has in store for diners this holiday season, at their swanky Presidential Suite recently. I was doing little somersaults in my head when I saw the spread of festive treats prepared by the talented chefs from Regent Singapore's F&B outlets - Basilico, DolcettobyBasilico, TeaLounge and Manhattan.  Some of the offerings we had are available for takeaway - Dolcetto by Basilico has a "Party-to-Go" menu -...
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Learning To Make Pineapple Tarts    I eat a few pineapple tarts during Chinese New Year, but I know many who conquer them with a YOLO attitude because pineapple tarts are sweet, sinful, and oh-so-divine.  So I was looking forward for my first ever hands-on experience in a baking class with my colleague Amanda, learning the art of making pineapple tarts at the SCS Creative Pineapple Tart Baking Workshop held at Chantilly Culinary Studio. The pineapple tarts that you buy off the shelves are a bit too commonplace and we attempted to switch thing up. Do not underestimate the importance of butter in pineapple...
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Orchard Parade Hotel   Orchard Parade Hotel is a familiar sight to the many locals and tourists who throng Orchard Road. With its prime location at the edge of Singapore's most famous shopping belt, it is no wonder Orchard Parade Hotel continues to be a popular choice with visitors eager to take advantage of its accessibility. I must admit that I didn't realise how family-friendly the hotel is until we recently experienced their Family Staycation Package.   Our Orchard Parade Hotel Experience   Stepping into the lobby from the bustling street is like stepping into an oasis of calm. Despite having...
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Free Things To Do In Singapore   According to The Economist, Singapore is world champion when it comes to most expensive cities to live in. We hate how things have become increasingly expensive in Singapore. But what can we do when prices just won’t seem to stop rising?  We still need to eat and have some fun, so we decided to come up with a list of 50 things you can do in Singapore for F R E E! Happy #SG50 Singapore!   1. See WILD dolphins at the Sisters Islands Marine Park   The warm water here is blue. You heard me, blue. Not...
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About Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore   With Pan Pacific’s reputation in the hospitality industry, a staycation here warrants high expectations. A quick search of Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore on TripAdvisor reveals a top 20 placing locally and hundreds of excellent reviews from travellers around the globe. But other than their renowned restaurant 10 at Claymore, I had no idea what to expect from staying here.Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore is a peaceful retreat tucked away from the bustle of Singapore’s iconic Orchard Road. It has a round-the-clock business centre, and it’s a sanctuary and gateway to a shopping paradise all rolled into one. Facilities are...
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About Shima   Shima is a Japanese restaurant located at Goodwood Park Hotel. It was founded in 1980, and has been operating at the same place since. Last year, it was bought over by a local company, and after halting operations for a month due to renovations, they've finally opened their doors to hordes of hungry fans. The restaurant specializes in teppanyaki, sukiyaki, and shabu-shabu, and we learned that whilst the interior of the restaurant and its aesthetics have undergone facelifts over the years, the recipes and menu remain largely the same. In an era where consumers are fickle and restaurants bend...
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About TAO Seafood Asia   “We need to do our part (to protect the sea's ecosystem), no matter how small as every little bit helps,”  - Chef Lee While I love marine life and am sad for fish and other creatures caught from the sea, my stomach just can’t resist them. Thankfully the new head chef of TAO Seafood Asia, Chef Lee Tong Kuon, has made a staunch commitment to be environmentally-responsible. Chef Lee's commitment ensures that he only procures seafood from like-minded vendors and best-practice fish farmers around the region. You can be sure that what you eat here will...
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The Greatest "Rooftop" Pictures In The World   While some of us are happy with the our lives the way they are, others constantly push boundaries and defy convention. Whether it’s purely out of passion or simply to challenge themselves, these extreme artistes listed here stop at nothing to achieve their goal. Even if it means scaling to the top of the tallest buildings in the world illegally. The result? Some breathtaking views and plenty of other tingling feelings in my limbs. It’s amazing how pixels on a computer screen can trigger millions of reactions in your body. Here are 14...
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About ZALORA   Since its founding back in 2012, ZALORA has fast become one of Southeast Asia’s biggest online shopping portals. They recently launched Southeast Asia's first digital interactive pop-up store at ION Orchard. Their brand new concept is innovative and attempts to push the boundaries of the retail shopping experience.   The ZALORA Store at ION Orchard   When I first visited the ZALORA pop up store, I was intrigued yet confused about the workings of this concept. It is similar to any retail outlet in ION, being bright, trendy and organised. The ZALORA store is especially spacious, but what...
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About The Manhattan FISH MARKET   Mention The Manhattan FISH MARKET and people immediately think of their signature flaming platters and fish and chips. More dishes may come to mind soon, as The Manhattan FISH MARKET will be launching 43 new dishes across all its outlets on 12 November 2014. It is always interesting when menus are refreshed, because it shows that consumers are being listened to or that steps are being taken to ensure that consumers don't get bored. With this in mind, I was excited to get a taste of this new menu.   Drinks and Starters   Their new...
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About SYNC Korean Tapas Bar   Stepping in, you will be greeted by a wall full of old-school letterboxes - which are all hand-painted and decorated by the boss and his daughter. That should give you an idea of the amount of care and dedication put into the dishes here. As the very first Korean Tapas Bar in Singapore, we weren’t sure what kind of food to expect, so we went there hoping to be pleasantly surprised.   The Tapas and Drinks     Tapas are appetisers in Spanish cuisine meant for sharing, but these tapas come with a Korean twist....
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About Monkey Goes West   Lim Kay Siu as the Bull King. Image Credits: W!LD Rice W!LD RICE returns for its annual holiday musical with a twist from the East! Monkey Goes West is an adaptation of the traditional Chinese epic with a local flavour involving the protagonist Ah Tang who runs away from his adoptive home and finds himself in the company of Monkey King, Pigsy and Sandy. Together they go on a journey to help Ah Tang find a place where he truly belongs. Along the way, they encounter villains like Princess Iron Fan, the Bull King and the Red...
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About It's BEAN awhile   The founders of It’s BEAN awhile started the flavoured online coffee retail store in September 2014 after reminiscing the flavoured coffees of Europe and the thrill of personally brewing their own coffees. Such was their passion for coffee that they gave up their day jobs and devoted their time to sharing quality flavoured coffee beans imported all the way from Europe. For a different coffee experience away from the insane crowds of downtown hipster cafes, It’s BEAN awhile is the only merchant in Singapore that gives you fun flavours and good quality beans that also bring...
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