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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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