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About Lit 2014   Self-professed followers of the local indie scene: if you haven’t already been gingerly waiting for this year’s edition of Lit Up - and shame on you if that is the case - this is a friendly reminder for you to show up at Aliwal Arts Centre this weekend and be a part of an indie arts fest, one you definitely won’t want to miss.  This support and celebration of local artists across disciplines should also be considered a blaring announcement for people who complain that our little island isn’t cool or edgy enough. Currently in its sixth...
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We’ve all heard of SilkAir. Most of us know that they’re under Singapore Airlines. And that they fly to the more exotic destinations in the region like Lombok and Danang. But you may not have heard that they once went by another name. Or that they ordered 68 brand new Boeing Aircraft to boost their fleet two years ago. They have also just launched a new game called All-in Escape starting on the 22nd of September, where you can win prizes daily from complimentary flights to business tickets to their new destinations Hangzhou and Kalibo. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll...
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Realty Matters   "Your best investment opportunity won't fit into a safety deposit box, but you can live in it!”  We all need a roof over our heads as we sleep at night. That’s the least anyone could hope for - a house to go back to after a long day at work. But how do we find the perfect house? Picking your agent becomes an important task for potential home owners, especially with horror stories about unscrupulous realtors floating around. With ERA winning the #1 Property Agency in Singapore in the 2014 Influential Brands study, we spoke to a few of their...
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About ZALORA   Over the past decade, online shops have taken the world by storm. Countless online fashion stores and blogshops pop up every single day, and this has changed the way we do shopping. With the development of apps and smart phones, almost everything has become available at the touch of our fingers. Most online stores have an extensive range of products, from shoes, clothes and accessories, to even electronics and home decor. Shopping has never been easier!  And in the world of Online Shopping, ZALORA is a massive behemoth that dominates the market - having recently picked up the...
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Traveling To China   Having lived in China for six months, I've had the opportunity to travel around the second-largest country in the world during my time there. Even though I would like to think I’ve seen most of this beautiful country, I’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg.  China may be known for their Terracotta Army in Xi'an and the Great Wall of China in Beijing, but there is so much more beauty in this country to explore. Here are some travel ideas to help you get started in planning your next adventure.   1. Trek along the valleys...
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About Mount Huashan   When Jing and I heard we were going to Xi’an, there was only one thing on our minds. It was to get to Mount Hua and cross the world’s most dangerous trail on a mountain. Alright, make that two things - Jing also had her mind set on visiting the UNESCO Terra Cotta Warriors. We were exhilarated, extremely eager to tick two things off our travel bucket list.  Mount Hua, located 120km (75 miles) from Xi’an City, is one of the five tallest mountains in China, standing at 2155m above sea level. The Sparrow Hawk Cliff in...
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Xi'an - The birthplace of 5000 years of Chinese history   If you’re like me, always lost on cultural references and history trivia, this will be the not-so-comprehensive-but-good-enough guide for you. Let this be your part of your arsenal whenever someone in your group thinks it’s fun to talk about China and her past emperors. Who has the time to remember all 26 dynasties and the even crazier amounts of monarchs who ruled during that period?  Embark with me as I traverse 5000 years in a day and regale you with Emperor Qin’s fixation with the Terracotta Warriors, Emperor Tang’s love...
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About The Disgruntled Chef   The Disgruntled Chef is a cosy restaurant tucked away in the food haven of Dempsey Hill. Started by executive chef Daniel Sia 4 years ago, The Disgruntled Chef still remains the talk of the town with its excellent service and high quality food and drinks.  They have revamped their menu again with the help of new head chef Jac Lim, with the introduction of brand new Turkish, Melbourne and French-inspired flavors. The new “Small Plate” and “Big Plate” format is cleaner and more attractive, but they still retain most of their mainstay recipes such as the...
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The First Marine Park in Singapore   When the National Parks Board (NParks) announced in July 2014 the designation of the Sisters' Islands as Singapore's 1st Marine Park, I had mixed feelings. I was delighted that nature-lovers have, for once, triumphed - nature was finally allowed to flourish in close proximity to us urbanized folk.  On the other hand, I was weary of the fact that most of our children would rather be glued to their smartphones or tablets than look up and breathe in the wonders nature have to offer. Regardless, it's heartwarming to know nature is alive and well within...
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About The Boiler   Spacious, delish and down-to-earth, The Boiler was conceptualised by a groups of bankers turned restaurateurs inspired by the rich Cajun culture in LA. Have a taste of what they mastered from the South, as you get your fingers saturated on Louisiana styled creations right here in Singapore. Expect an earnest team that focuses on  delivering a customer orientated menu and a good meal. There aren't any table placemats here because most of the food comes delivered in seafood bags. So instead, the entire table is covered in a disposable type of wrapping paper. Bathed in goodness and...
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