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About ME@OUE   Perched at the very top of OUE Bayfront along bustling Collyer Quay, ME@OUE offers a breathtaking view of the Marina Bay area. ME@OUE offers a triumvirate of French, Japanese and Chinese cuisines, allowing diners to cross-match their meals, yet still managing to retain the authenticity of each cuisine.  With a private lift up to the 19th floor, ME@OUE has its own private and elegant wine cellar, an outdoor patio for afterwork drinks and parties, as well as a 60-seat dining area for patrons to wine and dine in elegance.    Collaboration with Newby Teas   Newby Teas was...
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About Alkaff Mansion   Alkaff Mansion Ristorante greets every visitor with a flight of stairs that leads you to the grandeur of a Tudor style mansion. Nestled atop a hill, it is surrounded by lush greeneries that will amplify your dining experience with tranquillity. It's so romantic that it made both our list of best wedding venues in Singapore and most romantic restaurants in Singapore. Newly-appointed Executive Chef, Simone Depalmas, is the man behind all the thoughtfully improvised dishes that embraces his Sardinian flair. You can expect loads of seafood with an adventurous mix of flavour pairings – a taste of culinary...
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About Heineken Cities Festival   In a call out to all party lovers and nightlife revelers, Heineken takes you on an special round the world adventure in just one night. Heineken is bringing the experience of 6 major metropolitan cities from around the world through an epic street party right here in Singapore. As someone who enjoys the weekly drink, I am excited for this one of a kind opportunity to experience the different cultures of places from around the world in one night.   The Cities of the World Party   Expect exciting performances from samba drummers, break dancers and internationally...
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What Generation X Wants   The Generation X (ages 34-54) consumer's habits have been tough to pin down. A generation at ease with the pre-Internet era yet comfortable in the Internet age, their habits are a blend of the old and new.  The typical Gen X consumer is discerning, having been brought up by a generation that emphasised financial responsibility, yet has reached the stage of the life cycle where extravagant expenditure is both financially possible and is also supported by peer pressure. This leads to a tension between responsibility and luxury expenditure.  With information garnered from a comprehensive Brand Alliance survey in...
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Dolce Gusto, Oblo   Whether you're a student or a working adult, some mornings you pull yourself out of bed and all you want is a good cup of coffee. We all know the feeling - the need for a caffeine shot that will set the world right again, putting you in the right mindset for the rest of the day. The Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo is here to save your mornings. Far more convenient than your friendly neighbourhood barista, it dispenses a wide range of beverages both cold and hot, right from the comfort of your home.    Dolce Gusto...
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About Manhattan Bar's Brunch   First of all, I would like to emphasize there will be no Princess Cut offered at this brunch. And yes you should be a little bit agonized at this piece of news. But fret not! What I’m about to introduce to you will make cheer you back up pronto.  TSL’s never done a complete brunch guide. But if there were one, the Manhattan Brunch - brunch with a punch - would definitely be in there. Here’s why. From the welcome drinks to the dessert spread, and every other decadent, delicious food offering in between, this is...
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Myths about blogging in Singapore    Many things come to mind when you hear the word "blogger". I hear 2 pieces of criticism often: A blogger shouldn't be classified a blogger just because he/she owns a blog People consider themselves models because they pose in front of cameras, and photographers because they own DSLRs I'm not sure how people define "blogger" nowadays. I guess you are a blogger if you share content with your readers regularly and really DO own a blog - the only difference is whether you consider yourself a "celebrity blogger". Some people think that blogging is an...
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About Salt Grill & Sky Bar   The cuisine at Salt Grill is quintessentially Australian with bursts of Asian influence that appeal even to the fussiest eater. Owner Luke Mangan heads several award winning restaurants in the region, including the chef’s hat restaurant glass brasserie in Sydney. Having lived in Sydney for four years and hearing so much about the glass brasserie, I was excited to finally have the opportunity to try the food for myself and check out their newly renovated interior and spring menu. Perched at the top of ION Orchard, the restaurant's new makeover boasts a private dining area on...
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About Momiji Shabu Shabu   Whenever I go for steamboat buffets, the first thing I look out for is the cleanliness of the restaurant and the variety of dishes. I was expecting much when I stepped into Momiji at the at the top of Shaw Balestier - an old heartland mall that has seen better years. But the spanking new Momiji was spotless and with 100 free-flow items to choose from, the variety was enormous.   The Food at Momiji   Momiji has over 100 dishes on display, categorised nicely into different sections such as meats, vegetables and pre-cooked food. Yes, forget the...
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About Nuvo   Marina Square has recently revamped itself with a new gourmet wing, where several restaurants with novel concepts have erupted. It becomes clear Marina Square has taken great care in selecting its tenants, because you will not find large chain restaurants in this wing. I recently brought my date to the Prosecco buffet brunch (SGD$40++ per pax) at Nuvo, a new promising restaurant tucked at the very end of the wing. Access to the restaurant is also possible via the scenic boardwalk along building. Nuvo prides itself as a contemporary Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant. Helmed by Chef Mark Richards of...
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About M2 Academy   Learning to connect the dots is one of the first things we learn as toddlers. It is funny, then, that we forget how to do just that as we grow up. Educational professionals now go through unnecessary dots while looking for the easiest path between dots 1 and 2.   1. It's right in the city   M2 Academy, located in the heart of Orchard, is bucking the trend. Mark Coggins, the CEO, knows what he’s good at (education) and focuses on just that - everything about M2 Academy is structured to focus on the educational needs...
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About Kitchen Table   Kitchen Table is W Singapore's all-day dining restaurant, helmed by Sydney native Matthew Woolford, who's been with Starwood Hotels Since 2003. They usually serve up Western dominated buffets. But on 16 August and 20 September, The Kitchen Table will be hosting a unique social dining experience called “Get Together at The Chef’s Table”. Yes, communal dining has come to W Singapore. And this menu will feature reinterpreted versions of Singaporean favourites for 9 pax only, on the third Saturday of the month - 16 of August and 20 of September.   The Menu At "The Chef's Table"   Priced at $50++ per pax,...
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The Lesser Seen Parts of Taipei   Cheap delicious food, beautiful scenery and friendly locals. Taiwan is a gorgeous land of food and shopping.  From it’s world famous night markets, such as Shi Lin, Xi Men Ding and Rao He, to the beautiful hot springs in Yang Ming Shan and Xin Bei Tou, Taiwan is one of the most attractive places to visit in Asia. But that is not all Taiwan has to offer. During our recent trip back to Taiwan, we decided to go in search for the lesser visited gems within Taipei, digging deep into the roots of Taiwanese culture. Here...
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About The MBS Segway Tour   When you sign up for a Segway tour, you not only get to ride on the futuristic-looking Segway but also get to soak in the prettiest views our garden city has to offer. The Marina Bay Segway Tour covers some of Marina Bay's biggest attractions - including The Promontory @ Marina Bay, Helix Bridge, Marina Barrage, Art Science Museum and Gardens by the Bay, just to name a few.  The TSL team recently went down for a first-hand experience of the tour and boy, did we have a "wheel" of a time!   The Experience  ...
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About Brainy Moves   When I was first told about Brainy Moves, I was intrigued. It seemed to be some sort of physical movement class meant to help improve brain functions. There were testimonials from parents that said that just after 8 sessions, a P5 boy's test scores improved and even his teacher was surprised and asked how did he do it without knowing about his Brainy Moves sessions. Reading about it was already interesting enough, so I jumped at the opportunity to try a session ourselves. When we got to the Brainy Moves studio, the kids had been napping in the car on the way over....
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About Fantasia by Escriba   This weekend, there will be something more inviting at Marina Bay Sands than its iconic infinity pool. The cascade of luscious liquid dark chocolate standing 8.5 meters - Callebut Falls. Witness the Guinness World Record Breaking World's Tallest Chocolate Fountain till Sunday, the 24th of August. Fantasia by Escriba is the brainchild of pastry power couple, Christain Escriba and Patricia Schmidt. It is an exhibition featuring dazzling theatrical showcases, towering masterpieces made from confectionery, and an array of delectable sweet and savoury treats.    What to expect at Fantasia by Escriba in Singapore   Fantasia by Escriba,...
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Beyond Taipei's Shopping and Food   Whenever Taipei is mentioned, many immediately think of the iconic Taipei 101, bustling night markets and mouth-watering small bites. While I am a fan of city life in Taipei, the geography of Taiwan has endowed her with more than just high rise buildings. Located among the complex tectonics of Yangtze Plate, Okinawa Plate and Philippine Mobile Belt Plate, Taiwan is an ideal location for mountain trekking or taking day trips away from the labyrinth of skyscrapers.  Having spent my last summer backpacking Taiwan, I have come up with a list of places you can go...
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Getting to know Lombok   This was not an easy piece to write. Lombok is like the amazing secret lover you don’t want people to know of. You canoodle, enjoy days of passionate rendezvous and live to tell a couple of close friends about it, but nothing more. You look through your journal, at the scribbles of what you’d seen and done in Lombok, and flick through pictures that obviously did little justice to the actual sights you beheld - sights you hope would stay engraved in your memory and would never ever forget.   I embarked on this four-day trip...
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About Hotpants   Hotpants is the quintessential 70s wardrobe must-have, and is the (you guessed it) inspiration for Dick Lee's play of the same name. The sizzling extramarital affairs, underage pregnancy and suicide attempts - you might just want to grab your Hotpants before reading on.  A revival from its initial debut in 1997, this remake of Hotpants has been an incredible walk down memory lane. Reminiscences about the 1970s, filled with cheeky, quirky and spectacularly entertaining characters ensue. The play showcased three completely contrasting families and the similarities the daughters have with their mothers. The story unfolds as the trio goes...
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12 MUST TRY Taiwanese Street Food   Taipei is well known throughout the world for it’s night markets and street food. The hustle and bustle of the Taipei nightlife does not confine itself to bars and nightclubs, and the night markets stay open till past midnight, sometimes even till the wee hours of the morning. Photo Source: toktheham From the world famous Shi Lin Market (士林夜市) and Xi Men Ding (西門町) to Rao He (饒河街觀光夜市), Jing Mei (景美夜市) and Shi Da (師大路夜市), the many night markets across Taipei itself leaves you in a dilemma from not knowing which one to visit!   Here is a list of the best 12 Street...
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