Author: Darren Ang


Capture Flawless ‘Selfies’ with the Next-Generation Casio EXILIM EX-TR60

The most loved selfie camera from Casio is back! Introducing the new Casio EXLIM EX-TR60, equipped with Bluetooth® Smart Technology, easy-to-use Selfie Pad, Selfie Art Function and enchanced Make-Up Technology, assuring the most beautiful self-portraits every time you snapped a selfie. Bluetooth Smart Technology Other than the having Wi-Fi connectivity, the new EXLIM EX-TR60 is the first of the EXLIM-TR range to incorporate Bluetooth® smartphone via the EXILIM Connect application. Upon connecting to the application, you can now control the camera remotely, view, select and edit photos on your smartphone even when the camera is switched off. Improved Usage with More Intuitive Functions Featuring an intuitive Selfie Pad, you can toggle between various functions such as zooming or the new Selfie Art mode just by moving a finger along the frame, without having to view the main menu. This helps to make it easier in making quick adjustments to the camera’s settings without missing out on that perfect shot. Innovative Ways to Personalise Each Photo Casio’s Make Up Technology enables users to adjust their preferred …

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The Great Big American Buffet at Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard

Are you a seafood and meat lovers?If you are one, then you shouldn’t miss The Great Big American Buffet at Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard! Starting from now till 26 April 2015, feast on all things American at Triple Three as they bring you iconic dishes from the good ole USA! As I’m more of a meat eater and Jeff as a seafood eater, this buffet fits in perfectly for us :D I’m sure the photos below will make you drool, so get your tissue paper ready :P If you are a Seafood lover, you can expect to enjoy freshly shucked oysters, New England clam chowder with option to have it in a bread bowl, as well as grilled Boston Lobster and Alaskan King Crab! If you are a Meat lover, there are juicy Pork Ribs and Oven-roasted US Prime Beef for you to choose from. Other dishes like Monterey Jack Cheese, Fatijas, Chilli Corne Carne and much more can be found in this buffet too. Oh yes~ I loved broccoli, especially when it’s sitr-fried with …

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Grab the NEW LOOK SS2015 at ZALORA

NEW LOOK was founded and established in 1969 as a British brand that has been around for over the past 40 years. It offers an array of apparels, shoes, accessories for both men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes. NEW LOOK Menswear ranges from plain, printed and graphic t-shirt and shirts to shorts and pants in a style, colours and design that you’ll definitely love. Complete your look with accessories like leather belt, tie and shoes for a smart casual,formal or a everyday look. Here’s 2 look that i’ve put together which I personally love it very much. What’s more, all you need it $50 to complete this look! Get a little bit hipster with this Avant Garde Sweater from New Look. Its slouchy fabric and fleecy interior will make sure you stay comfy and look cool. Together with a pair of Faded Skinny Jeans for a cool urban vibe, so your look stays current whilst being easy to match. Black Ca Gaze Sweater by New Look features a typography print on the …

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at UJONG with a Feast of Local Asian Cuisine

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, have you made plans to bring your mum out for dinner? UJONG is serving up a feast of 9 local and Asian dishes which Moms will definitely love! Prepared by Group Executive Chef, Mark Richards, the menu comprises of familiar Asian flavours. Starting off with the appetiser, we have the Mixed Grilled Satay (Pork & Chicken). Meat was nicely marinated, char-grilled and tender, taste even better with the homemade crunchy peanut sauce. Abalone Popiah made of 72 hours braised slice abalone together with braised turnips, peanuts, chopped boiled eggs stuffed in the thin paper-like crepe made from wheat. Love the feeling of having one full slice of popiah filling up the mouth as you munch on it. However, we can’t really taste the abalone in the popiah though. One of UJONG signature dish, the Pandan Chicken and Cashew Nuts. Boneless chicken marinated with Asian spices, wrapped in Screw Pine Leaves. Tender and fragrant :) For the mains, we have the Laksa King Prawns in a mild spicy coconut …

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Jean Paul Gaultier and Eastpak join forces to create awareness about HIV/AIDS

It began with a single bag: Jean Paul Gaultier’s unique creation for the fourth edition of Eastpak Artist Studio in support of Designers Against AIDS (DAA). Now, that first encounter has grown into something even bigger: a full collaborative collection that combines Jean Paul Gaultier’s unique artistic vision and Eastpak’s uncompromising passion for functionality, capturing the spirit, heritage, values and identity of both brands. Ninette Murk, Founder and Creative Director of DAA: “I’m delighted with the news that Jean Paul Gaultier will join forces with Eastpak for DAA. Not only because he is one of the most talented and creative fashion designers in the world today but also because he has supported the fight against HIV/AIDS since the very beginning.” Jean Paul Gaultier: “I think the condom is the greatest piece of clothing ever invented and my message to everyone is “Protect yourself!”. I have been involved in the fight against AIDS for many years now and will continue to do so for as long as I am needed.” The Limited Edition Collection evokes Eastpak’s military heritage with its lacing and corsetry which plays an …

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Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road Facade

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road Clinches Two Awards at the International Property Awards 2015

The 180-suite property has won a total of three property development awards in two years, affirming its world-class design and architecture. Following a rigorous judging process for the Asia Pacific International Property Awards 2015-2016, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore is proud to be named Winner in the Singapore Hotel Architecture and Singapore New Hotel Construction and Design categories amongst some of the region’s most prominent developments. The awards will be officially presented at the Asia Pacific Property Awards Summit and Awards Gala dinner in May. Since its launch in May 2013, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore has been one of the leading choices of accommodation for extended-stay business and leisure travellers to the city. Situated in the heart of the cultural enclave of Beach Road and at the gateway to the Marina Bay and Raffles Place Central Business Districts, the 180-suite property features a sleek modern exterior with a roof-top swimming pool and fitness centre which offers breath-taking views of the city’s skyline. Providing the perfect home-away-from-home living environment, each suite is furnished with a fully-equipped …

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Capture Your Signature Moment with Samsung NX500

New Samsung NX500 succeeds the core performance of the NX1’s DNA in a portable, compact device designed for everyday use. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today announced the launch of its new camera, NX500, combining industry-leading design and technology for everyday use, with the capabilities that professional photographers can rely on. Featuring advanced technology such as high resolution 28MP BSI APS-C sensors, 4K and UHD video recording, a best-in-class DRIMeV image processor, NX AF system III, and Samsung Auto Shot, the NX500 has the core functionality of the NX1 engineered into a portable and convenient size. Updated connectivity via Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® provide users with an advanced wireless experience, as well as the ability to seamlessly shoot and share their captured experiences. Superior Image Quality – 28MP Still and 4K Video The NX500 guarantees superb image quality and vivid photographs, regardless of the shooting scenario or subject. With its ultra-high resolution 28MP Back Side Illumination APS-C sensor, NX500 has the ability to take the perfect shot, even in low light situations. It also supports both 4K and UHD video recording, utilizing BSI APS-C sensors, the largest BSI sensor currently available, …

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Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day on 14 April 2015

Celebrating loyal moo-niacs with ice cream and music, Ben & Jerry’s launches Free Cone Day FM on 14 April to thank fans through their favourite tunes! The moo-ment is finally here! Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day 2015 is back this year for another day of smiles and scoops on 14 April 2015, Tuesday across all scoops shops in Singapore, offering 18 euphoric flavours. Each year, around the world, Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day brings people together for a fun and funky-filled day of chunkilicious ice cream as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to all loyal moo-niacs. In a special way this year, we celebrate our fans in Singapore – that’s you! – by turning our notes of thanks into music for everyone’s ears on Free Cone Day FM (FCD FM), Ben & Jerry’s music station created especially for our fans by our fans. A dedicated channel just for Ben & Jerry’s fans on Free Cone Day, FCD FM will broadcast fans’ song dedications and accompany them as they wait in line for …

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adidas Climachill delivers maximum cooling technology for improved sports performance

adidas announced the launch of the new Climachill™ apparel range, headlined by a black training t-shirt that features intuitive body heat management technology to cool athletes in hot conditions. Perfect for the warm and humid climate in Singapore, the adidas Climachill™ is designed to deliver maximum cooling benefit without compromising comfort or design. For athletes who desire sophisticated solutions in order to regulate body temperature and remain cool in adverse conditions, the innovative Climachill™ apparel is their answer. Employing industry-first 3D aluminium-cooling spheres, the Climachill™ apparel provides an instant cooling sensation upon contact. In addition to the aluminium dots, the ground-breaking SubZero flat yarn also contains titanium and is woven throughout the inside of each Climachill™ jersey to deliver more cooling capacity. The ClimachillTM training tee will be available at SGD$59, the ClimachillTM polo retails for SGD$69 and the ClimachillTM tanks are priced at SGD$55. The ClimachillTM product range is available from 1 st April 2015 at the adidas online store (, adidas Sports performance stores, Sports Interlink, Sports Intersport, Sportslink outlets, Alternative Sports and Royal Sporting House retail stores. …

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AMOY Hotel – A Heritage Boutique Hotel in Singapore

Amoy Hotel is situated in a unique location with a collection of shophouses dating back more than 170 years at Far East Square. It was once the landing site of Chinese immigrants arriving by boat to seek better fortunes and a better life in the far east. With the historically rich backdrop and a bustling location at the heart of CBD, Amoy Hotel is ready to give the guests an experiential glimpse into the Chinese Diaspora of years past. The first touch point for the guests will be the AMOY’s entrance, which is the Fuk Tai Chi Museum, a temple built to honour the gods for their safe voyage when our forefathers arrived in Singapore. can you spot your surname on this featured wall? Strong heritage items used in the past can be seen at the hotel lobby The experience continues into the interiors of the hotel where they are designed to mirror the life, love and tribulations of Singapore’s early Chinese immigrants. As the rooms is converted from the shophouses, no two rooms are …

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Ben & Jerry’s opens Flagship Scoop Shop at 313 Somerset Discovery Walk

Get your spoons ready because a new neighbour has moo-ved into town! Ben & Jerry’s opens the first Flagship Scoop Shop in Southeast Asia today at 313 Somerset Discovery Walk, greeting fans with free scoops of ice cream from 2pm-8pm. Exclusive Opening Day flavours such as Turtle Cheesecake and Coconut Seven Layer Bar were served, and to top things off, the first 1,000 moo-niacs to join in the celebrations walked away with a limited edition Ben & Jerry’s Singapore mug! Ben & Jerry’s Flagship Scoop Shop will serve an exciting menu of 18 chunky, swirly and euphoric ice cream flavours, alongside new shakes, sundaes, ice cream cakes and a wider range of merchandise. Staying true to providing fans the best possible ice cream made in the nicest possible way, Ben & Jerry’s is taking values-led sourcing local. Bakery items like brownies and cookies and herbs like mint will be supplied by SCORE Bakery, which works to rehabilitate inmates through skills training, and social enterprise Edible Garden City, who are a group of urban farmers championing …

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Endless sea views and white sandy beaches await guests at new Holiday Inn Resort on Benoa Beach, Bali

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has welcomed Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa to its portfolio of hotels on the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia. The new resort features 171 rooms and a host of recreation facilities, offering guests a relaxing getaway on what is one of Bali’s most family-friendly beaches. Located directly on a white, sandy beachfront, the resort is less than 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport, making it ideal for a quick getaway or a longer stay. Guests can choose from a wide selection of room types, all with their own balconies and outdoor seating to enjoy the balmy sea breezes. For families, the resort offers a variety of rooms created with them in mind, including Family Connecting rooms, and Kids Adventure Suites and Family Adventure Suites, designed to appeal to kids’ imaginations with bright colours and toys to keep them entertained, whilst also staying within earshot of Mum and Dad As with all Holiday Inn properties worldwide, the resort offers the brand’s signature, Kids Stay & Eat Free programme*, with kids under 12 eating and staying for free. The resort features a …

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New Balance Celebrate 30th Anniversary with 2015 Version of the Original M1300

The original M1300 was released as a high technology running shoe in 1985 and was praised by runners at the time for its premium cushioning, unique grey colour and authentic silhouette. Some even described its cushioning as “the shoe version of a Rolls-Royce” and others expressed that wearing the M1300 was “like walking on a cloud”. Since then, it became the representative running shoe for New Balance and the birth of M1300 started the premium 1000 series of running shoes. This year, New Balance is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the M1300 and is glad to introduce the 2015 version of the original M1300. The M1300 incorporates ENCAP technology into the midsole to ensure maximum cushioning and stability. It had impressed runners and celebrities with its functionality and made great impact in the market in 1985, with a high retail price of USD$130. With its combination of high quality nubuck leather and mesh material, people from the fashion scene in Japan started to wear the M1300 as a fashion sneaker.  They were also attracted to its story …

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ANA introduces First Class and Premium Economy Service on Singapore route

ANA has introduced new travel classes and enhanced in-flight services from Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta to Tokyo, targeted at the high volume of business travelers flying between these destinations and the rising demand from international passengers connecting to the wider Southeast Asian and North American ANA network. At the same time, ANA has introduced its highest class of service, First Class, on its Singapore-Narita route from March 2015, giving passengers the opportunity to enjoy flights with the greatest comfort, privacy and luxury. Passengers will also be able to fly Premium Economy on these routes, offering more space and even greater comfort. ANA’s Premium Economy service has already proven to be very popular on flights to Europe and North America. Business Class passengers on ANA flights to and from Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta can also enjoy a wider range of high-quality in-flight cuisine, including the specially crafted menu from ‘The Connoisseurs’, served individually, course-by-course. These service enhancements will offer customers choosing to fly with ANA greater choice, comfort and convenience, in line with the airline’s commitment …

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Mizuno Singapore launches first ever full-fledged Ekiden Race in Singapore

Mizuno kicks it up a notch as they introduced today the first full-fledged Ekiden race in Singapore. Targeting at least 5,000 participants, the inaugural race, which will be the first of its kind in Singapore, will take place on 18 July 2015 at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay. Striving to deliver an experience that will focus on Japanese values such as teamwork, performance and perseverance, the Mizuno Ekiden 2015 will showcase the concept of relay running that has stemmed from Japan and has been incredibly popular since its inception. Although the concept is not new in Singapore, it will be the first time a race in Singapore features only Ekiden-based categories, namely the Open Category (42.195km), Corporate and Schools Category (21.1km)*. Racing in teams of four, the participants will be entitled to compete in their respective categories for a prize purse of $1,600 and $600 worth of Mizuno products, along with the honour and prestige that comes with winning the inaugural Mizuno Ekiden 2015 Race. Running in an Ekiden race allows participants to experience the importance of a team working in sync with one …

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Revel in the Freshest Catch of the Season at FISH & CO.

Seafood lovers are in for a scrumptious treat at Fish & Co. this season as the popular restaurant chain serves up their special Seasonal Catch 3-in-1 Combos – Crustacean Combo & Omega-3 Power-Up – for a limited three-month period only! Served on a generous bed of greens and mashed potatoes to appease that almost non-existent inner herbivore, the Crustacean Combo will tickle your fancy with a mouth-watering spread of succulent tiger prawns, tender, juicy scallops and of course, its crowning glory, a perfectly-grilled slipper lobster. This lip-smacking platter is sure to satiate any ferocious appetite. On a health kick? We get it. Freshen up your soul and super-charge your system with the Omega-3 Power-Up, which features a deliciously healthy trio of grilled mussels with curry butter sauce, snow cod and salmon fillets on top of fresh greens and mashed potatoes. This jumbo-combo of Omega-3 promises to load you up with all the nutrients and deliciousness you need on one silver platter. Enjoy a fresh taste of the ocean and relish in the rich flavours of …

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Out on the Coast with Timberland® Summer 2015 Collection

Unwind and relax by the seaside with Timberland® Chase that sea breeze while embarking on coastal adventures with Timberland® this summer! Timberland’s Summer 2015 collection offers a wardrobe of summer looks that showcase lightweight and laundered styles, allowing one to stay cool and well-dressed in the heat of summer. Stay effortlessly stylish during the hottest summertime with pops of colour and summer-inspired fabrics which is perfect for coastal boardwalks strolling or a day of beach fun under the sun with Timberland’s Coloured Chinos and Shorts, as well as the two-tone Hookset Camp Collection and Sheafe Sandal Collection. No matter what the summer season brings, Timberland offers styles that transit seamlessly from one adventure to the next. Timberland® Summer 15 – Colour Chinos and Shorts Collection (Men) Add some fun to your summer wardrobe with Timberland® Chinos and Shorts which are available in a wide range of fits and hues. From skinny, slim, tapered to straight, all available in 100% premium cotton. Timberland® Summer 15 – Hookset Handcrafted Footwear Collection (Men) Designed for men who like a relaxed casual look and …

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New Balance introduces the C-Series

Boston-based New Balance introduces the new C-Series Collection, designed in the New Balance Lifestyle DesignStudio in Tokyo, Japan. The new collection draws inspiration from emerging trends and applies it to three New Balance Lifestyle silhouettes for the modern, metropolitan consumer. Designed as an urban cycling shoe, the New Balance CM600C, 996C and CT700C have a traditional sleek silhouette, reflective laces and high-density rubber in the forefoot of the outsole to withstand miles of urban community. The CM600C offers a bootie construction for an easy on and off fit, as well as a neoprene tongue designed with a hidden pocket to safely tuck laces away from the gears. The CT700C hi-cut style has an ankle strap to wrap around long pants – allowing for swift, uninhibited pedaling. Both the CM600C and CT700C include new reflective laser-etched pattern pops on the upper. To launch the New Balance C-Series collection, the brand has joined forces with Tokyobike to create one-of-a-kind models based off two C-Series colorways, yellow and navy. The Tokyobike Limited Edition Classic Sport bicycles are light-weight, …

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge Launched in Southeast Asia at Fashion Extravaganza

First in Southeast Asia, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were unveiled this evening at a showcase celebrating fashion, technology and the best of regional artistes, signaling the start of the Galaxy S6 World Tour 2015. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were designed to address the unique needs of fashion-forward consumers. Featuring a timeless design that uses superior glass crafting technology and stringent quality control, the devices come in a range of colours with depth that create a jewel-like feel. Their sleek metal frame and reflective glass finish deliver a new mobile experience and make them the perfect accessories for the most fashionable users. Celebrating the convergence of the fashion and technology industries through innovative collaborations and fashion forward thinking, Samsung has partnered with renowned designers and leading industry names to bring the spirit of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to life at the Galaxy S6 World Tour. This initiative is an extension of the brand’s collaboration with Orchard Road Business Association to present the Samsung Fashion Steps Out …

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – A Beautiful Love Story Not to be Missed

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning smash hit Broadway musical spectacular, is now showing in Singapore for the first time. As part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, the original Broadway creative team has reunited to bring this acclaimed production to over 12 countries for a first-ever International tour. This elaborate theatrical production comes to life on stage at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands from 21 March 2015 to 3 May 2015. Tickets are now on sale. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. I was really excited about it and was glad to be able to catch the show …

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