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About Bonusbay   In our modern technological age and increasingly fast paced lifestyle, online shopping has become the next big thing that has swept over the consumer market. Everything can be bought online, from clothes to shoes, mobile phones to laptops, to even food and snacks. It is truly amazing how our everything we need can be purchased with the single click of a mouse. So how best should we take advantage of it? Enter Bonusbay, the frequent flyer miles of the online shopping world. The more you spend, the more bonuses and rebates you get. Such good deals are hard...
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About Din Tai Fung   You cannot talk about Din Tai Fung without talking about their xiao long baos. These little steamed dumplings of delicious goodness are arguably Din Tai Fung’s most popular dishes. But how exactly do they make them? Fortunately for us, we had the opportunity to go down to Din Tai Fung’s kitchen at Paragon, to discover the secret to making the perfect xiao long bao from their masterchef. From its humble beginnings from a cooking oil store in 1972, Din Tai Fung now has 18 restaurants in Singapore alone with over 1000 staff. They recently were awarded...
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Ocean Health   "The first Wealth is Health" - Ralph Waldo Emerson I tell my friends I'm allergic to vegetables. When they go out with me, they know that any portion of vegetables on my plate goes straight to them. I tell myself I'm young, (sort of) healthy, and always up for a new challenge. There's no reason to worry about health - that's an old people issue.  The failing health of some people close to me has taught me how wrong I am. I suffered alongside my grandfather as he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, learning over time the...
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About Lit Up 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...
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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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