Author: Darren Ang


The Sala at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok

Enjoying your meal with a relaxed poolside atmosphere seems to be quite good right? You can enjoy a blissful escape and hectic city life at The Sala Restaurant in the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel if you are visiting Bangkok. We ordered the refreshing smoothie to ease the heat in us. We started off with Sam Tum Goong Yang, green papaya salad with grilled prawns, 390 Baht. Look at the prawns! So fresh and juicy~ :D We also ordered the satay which taste really good! You can choose either chicken, beef or pork. 8pcs at 280 Baht For mains, I ordered my favourite Phad Kra Prao, also know as the all time favourite stir-fried minced meat (chicken, pork or beef) with hot basil, mushrooms and fried egg served with jasmine rice, 350 Baht. DAMN NICE!!! The Phadsi-ew, 320 baht, wok-fried thick rice noodles (hor fun) with chicken or pork and kale in dark soy sauce. very tasty too. Try out the food if you are in Bangkok, I’m sure you will like it too! At the …

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New Aromachologie – Rebalancing Line from L’OCCITANE

This October, L’OCCITANE launches a new line of products with 100% natural energizing scent and scientifically proven rebalancing effectiveness. Discover the rebalancing ritual to awaken your senses and bring well-being and harmony to body and mind. Aromachologie consists of three lines of products: Relaxing, Revitalizing and Rebalancing. Whenever possible, the formulas are made with naturally derived ingredients, and combine the benefits of botanical active ingredients with aromas that have a revitalizing or soothing effect. Rebalancing Shower Gel 250ml, $33 This exfoliating shower gel, made with purifying essential oils, helps to revive the skin. Its scent is 100% natural. < Rebalancing Massage Cream 200ml, $69 This cream, with its fresh, gel-like texture, is massaged over the body to help stimulate microcirculation and re-oxygenate the skin. Its scent is 100% natural. Rebalancing Black Soap 150g, $39 An olive oil based body soap paste to cleanse skin and rid it of impurities. This olive oil-based soap paste for the body cleanses the skin and rids it of impurities. Rebalancing Face Mask 75ml, $39 This face mask helps to …

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A Decadent Selection of Hairy Crab Delicacies from Hai Tien Lo

The season to indulge in freshly caught and roe-filled Hairy Crabs returns. Chinese mitten crabs, commonly known as Hairy Crabs, are traditionally enjoyed in autumn for their golden roe. From 12 October to 29 November 2015, indulge in a selection of premium delicacies at Hai Tien Lo (海天楼) featuring these delectable seasonal crustaceans. Specially crafted by Executive Chef Lai Tong Ping (黎东平), look forward to eight a la carte items and a six-course prix fixe menu showcasing the finest of these decadent crustaceans. Well-known for their luscious meat and rich creamy roe, the seasonal Hairy Crabs are best paired with fresh ginger tea or wine to complement its natural flavours. The talented Chef Lai has based his creations on showcasing the finest elements of these premium crustaceans – the meat and roe. Savour Steamed Whole Hairy Crab with Perilla Leaves and experience a burst of natural sweetness from this prized delicacy or relish the handcrafted Braised Beancurd with Prawns, Hairy Crab Meat and Roe as each bite of the smooth and delicate homemade beancurd melts …

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Season Extended for TOTEM by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL!

The long-awaited return of Cirque du Soleil’s trademark blue-and-yellow big top into Singapore has been met with overwhelming demand for TOTEM, its much anticipated new production.  The theatrical extravaganza’s upcoming Singapore season has now been extended by two weeks of performances (from 25 November – 6 December) with new tickets going on sale today. TOTEM, a fascinating acrobatic journey into the evolution of mankind, will open on 28 October 2015 on Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands. Tickets to the public are available online at or over the phone at +65 6348 5555. About TOTEM – Written and directed by Robert Lepage Since its 2010 World Premiere, more than 3.8 million people in 30 cities worldwide have been mesmerized by the intimacy and beauty of TOTEM, winner of the 2013 NYC Drama Desk Awards for Unique Theatrical Experience. With a cast of 46, actors, circus artists, musicians and singers, TOTEM highlights a collection of spectacular acrobatic feats in an uplifting array of comedy, soul-touching theatrics and cutting-edge digital effects. Somewhere between science and legend, …

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Win a 3D2N Trip to Phuket with Weeloy!

Restaurant reservation service Weeloy has recently launched a food-selfie competition which gives diners a chance to win attractive prizes simply by snapping and sharing their food-selfies. From now till 15th October, all diners have to do is to make a reservation at a restaurant via, take a food-selfie (picture which captures both the diner and the food), and submit the picture either via Weeloy’s website, or Facebook page. Members of the public may vote for the best food-selfie via Weeloy’s Facebook page, and photos with the highest number of votes will win. Prizes include a 3D2N Phuket trip with return airfare and hotel stay at Movenpick Resort and Spa for the top prize, a dinner for two at Shutters at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa for the second prize, and dining vouchers for the rest of the top 20 participants. Participants are reminded to submit pictures that clearly capture the spirit and festivity of their dining experience, in order to have a better shot at clinching the top two prizes! is a restaurant reservation …

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Samsung Brings Product Experience to New Heights with Galaxy Studio @ Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City

To celebrate the recent launch of the Galaxy Note 5 4G+, Galaxy S6 edge+ 4G+ as well as Galaxy Tab S2, and in anticipation of the launch of the Samsung Gear S2 in Singapore, Samsung will be holding a consumer event, the Galaxy Studio at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City from 26 to 27 September 2015. During these two days, attendees will have a chance to experience the full suite of Samsung Galaxy devices in a fun and interactive way, as well as be among the first in Singapore to pre-order and try the Samsung Gear S2. Galaxy Studio Activities The Galaxy Studio will comprise of four themed experiential zones, along with a comprehensive product showcase area. These zones will let consumers enjoy a slew of interactive and immersive activities that incorporate the use of the latest Samsung Galaxy products. Hourly design contest1 will take place between 12pm to 7pm on 26 and 27 September 2015. Consumers simply have to design a watch face for the latest Samsung Gear S2, and the best designs of …

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ONE - Joo Won and Park Hye Soo

Make A Date With Joo Won, one of South Korea’s Hottest Leading Men, in Singapore!

ONE, the #1 Korean entertainment channel in Singapore announce that one of South Korea’s hottest male stars, Joo Won, will be in town to meet with fans! The free, open-to-public meet and greet will take place on Saturday, 10 October 2015 at Suntec City North Atrium (between Tower 1 and 2), at 7.15pm. Here in Singapore for the first time, Joo Won will be joined by up-and-coming singer-actress, Park Hye Soo, who plays his sister in the above-named series. Lucky ONE subscribers will have the chance to have a group photo taken onstage with Joo Won as well as receive an exclusive ONE goodie bag. To qualify, fans will need to submit, in no more than 50 words, why they would like to meet Joo Won to for Singtel TV subscribers or for StarHub TV subscribers from 24 Sep to 5 Oct 2015. Besides the grand prize winners, 20 fans will also receive an exclusive ONE goodie bag each for their participation. ‘A Date with Joo Won’ Date: 10 October 2015, Saturday Time: …

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Cafe-hopping in Taiwan – VIIA Caffe, A Cafe well-loved by the Celebrities

There are alot of interesting cafes available in Taiwan and I came across this cafe, located in some housing estate beside the Taipei City Hall bus station. It took us quite a while to find the exact location, but thanks to google map, we managed to find it. I got to know about this cafe through Selina’s FB page and told myself that I should go visit this cafe when I’m in Taiwan…. last year hahaha. Yes, I visited the cafe last year Oct during my trip to Taiwan and only managed to blog about it now :P The very first impression I have of the cafe was very english-inspired. True enough, the Cafe is a combination of both olden Italian and modern style. Focusing on the passion in cafe lifestyle. they provide premium coffee and light bites where you can truely enjoy a relaxing afternoon. That’s one large cup of Latte (NT150). Enough to last you through the whole afternoon. From the no. of celebrities autographed mugs in the cafe, you can tell that …

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Sunday Jazzy Brunch at Sheraton Grande Sukhumkit, Bangkok

Enjoy a lovely Sunday with gourmet cuisine, free flow drinks and a swinging jazz band sounds like a good idea? Then you should not miss the Sunday Jazzy Brunch at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, one of the most popular Sunday activities when you are in Bangkok over the weekend! Located at Level 1 of the hotel, starting from the lift lobby all the way to The Living Room, the entire area is filled with a wide selection of international buffet spread, including dishes from the gourmet restaurants like Rossini’s Italian cuisine and Basil which serves contemporary Thai. Diners can enjoy fine French oysters, Alaskan crab, fresh seafood, sushi, Indian curries, Thai temptations and traditional roast beef. Do not miss the irresistible selection of desserts and ice creams located at The Library. The exquisite cuisine is also complemented by free flow of sparkling Prosecco, classic and contemporary cocktails, house wines, beers, and freshly squeezed fruit juices. Children can be entertained at our fun-filled and exciting Kid’s Wonderland which features a magic show, fun games, balloon activities, and …

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For the first time, Timberland has teamed up with street wear brand The Hundreds for an exclusive, limited release GT Scramble boots collection for Fall 2015. Inspired by Pacific Coast hiking sports like the Timberland Trail, the Lost Coast Trail and the Anza Borrego hikes, the collaborative GT Scramble collection offers all the quality you would expect from Timberland with touches of refined design elements by The Hundreds. The recycled rubber sole, a signature element in Timberland footwear that expresses dedication to environmental consciousness,and exclusive GripstickTM outsole of the GT Scramble boots will offer superior durability and traction, making you ably prepared for even the most challenging of terrains. The rustproof, speed lace hardware also gives you the most secure fit, whilst lightweight cushioning ups your comfort factor. Timberland x The Hundreds GT Scramble Mid Leather Waterproof, Black $329.00 Timberland x The Hundreds GT Scramble Mid Fabric/Leather, Brown $239.00 Timberland x The Hundreds GT Scramble Mid Fabric/Leather, Burgundy $279.00 The Timberland x The Hundreds GT Scramble collection will be released globally on September 18. The …

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The Kitchen Table presents PHO-REAL, Vietnamese Cuisine @ W Singapore Sentosa Cove

Indulge in food close to your heart. A home away from home, the kitchen table aims to pay homage to the home kitchen by embracing the value of “Food from the Heart”. Bringing the atmosphere of dining in your own kitchen, indulge in food with a multitude of world influences as the chefs transform simple global classics into witty, delightful renditions for your comfort. Enjoy a touch of Saigon street from Monday to Thursday, 21 September to 1 October at the price of $65++ and feast on authentic Vietnamese cuisine where the perfect harmonies of flavour and aroma from herbs layered perfectly to your senses. Kick-start the hearty feast with the iconic Vietnamese refreshing appetizer, tightly wrapped translucent Fresh Spring Rolls with Shrimps & Steamed Pork. Otherwise, indulge on a steaming bowl of the visually stunning Famous “Pho” with Beef and Chicken, with a balance of sweet, salty, spicy, and citrus flavours. Complete your meal with seven main course selections such as the Galangal Braised Fish Filet in Light Caramelized Fish Sauce, Wok Fried Shrimp …

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Limited Edition Premier X New Balance ‘MiUSA’ 998 “PMR”

Inspired by early twentieth century automobile manufacturing in Michigan and the U.S., the New Balance Made in USA style offers luxury details in a premium silhouette. The birth of the automobile was an exciting time in Michigan’s history and introduced a new standard of luxury transportation. Like the early automotive line, the Premier x New Balance 998 ‘MiUSA’ “PRMR” features a fine attention to detail. The upper is done in tan and black suede, mimicking a gold grill front panel and black chassis. Other details include a white sole and quilted seat printed insole. The finishing touch and tribute to the first luxury automobiles is a hangtag branded key and license plate with the shop abbreviation “PRMR.” The New Balance Made in USA 998 is one of the most premium New Balance Lifestyle silhouettes. Designed and crafted in New England, the 998 offers refined craftsmanship that New Balance Made in USA styles deliver. The Premier x New Balance 998 ‘MiUSA’ “PRMR” will be available from Saturday, September 19 at Limited Edt Vault @313 Somerset for …

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‘Kohler and the Arts’ Exhibition launches for the first time in Singapore

Kohler Co., a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, is showcasing its support and passion for the arts with an exhibition called “Kohler and the Arts” for the first time in Singapore. The exhibition consists of three parts, each displaying different aspects of art within the company. Taking center-stage is Kohler Bold. Art., a sculpture exhibition showcasing the works of six Southeast Asian artists from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. Under the theme of ‘Asian Contemporary Art: Rooted in the Past, Looking into the Future’, the artists explore in-depth and within their cultural context how they see the changes such as continuing urbanization, Asia’s ever-increasing economic power on the world stage and the impact of constant innovation and technologies on societies. The results are art pieces that are as eclectic and interesting as the artists who have created them. The exhibition is open to the general public from September 12 – 19, 2015, at the Art Seasons Gallery, BIG Hotel, 200 Middle Road, #01-02, Singapore 188980 from 11am to …

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Samsung Comes Full Circle with the Launch of Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Electronics Singapore announced Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, a result of years of progressive innovation in the wearables category. The Samsung Gear S2 comes in a versatile, circular design with an intuitive, custom UX and advanced features that enable users to enhance, personalise and bring more fun to their mobile experience. The Gear S2’s unique rotating bezel, along with the Home and Back buttons, ensure users will have a quicker, more precise method to comfortably access notifications and applications. Specially designed for consumers with distinct preferences, the Gear S2 is available in two different options – the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 classic. The Gear S2 classic is made for users who prefer a more timeless watch design, offering an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band. The Gear S2 is ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design. A mere 11.4mm thin, the Samsung Gear S2 brings a light and compact design to your wrist. With its 1.2-inch circular screen and 360 x 360 …

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New Balance Introduces the ‘Made in UK’ Real Ale Pack

For Fall 2015 Boston-based New Balance will debut three Made in UK styles, 576, 1500 and CT300, inspired by ‘Real Ale,’ the traditional way of making beer and inherent to traditional British pub culture. The New Balance ‘Made in UK’ Real Ale pack follows a legacy of New Balance ‘Made in UK’ theme packs referencing iconic elements in British culture and landscape. Most traditional UK pubs offer real ale alongside modern beer. For the New Balance ‘Made in UK’ Real Ale pack, each style references a fictional beer, however they are inspired by common types of British real ale – India Pale Ale, amber ale and dark stout or porter. Each silhouette in the pack offers a pigskin upper with perforated details; a ‘Real Ale Pack’ insignia on the tongue label and ale branded inserts – 576 Ye Old Flimby Prime; 1500 The Cumbrian Red; and, CT300 Chicken Foot IPA. The New Balance ‘Made in UK’ Real Ale Pack will be available in stores now with a suggested retail price of $229 – $269.

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MAD Bistro & Whisky Lounge along Tanglin Road

Don’t be surprise or felt offended if your friends is asking if you are going MAD or if they suggest to go MAD. They might be referring to The Museum of Art & Design, MAD in short, which was started in 2009 to promote and making art and design accessible to everyone. Spanning across two levels, you can get to see interesting artworks from various artists and they are all available for you to purchase back should you be interested. MAD is not only a museum, there is also a cafe bistro at the ground level. Offering a range of tasty bites specially curated for you to enjoy in the midst of the beautiful art pieces and furnishings. With the minimalistic and modern decor, the cafe is an idea venue for your next corporate luncheon or birthday celebration. Creamy Three Mushroom Soup, $14, served with brioche, drizzled with truffle oil. I quite like the soup as you can taste the mushroom bits and not like those from the cans. Ham & Cheese Ciabatta, $12. Pan …

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Nutella Celebrates… YOU with Personalised Labels!

Understanding that a name is a very big part of a person’s identity, Nutella wanted to pay tribute to what makes us all special. At the same time, the brand wanted to say thank you to all its customers for being loyal to the brand. And that’s how the #YourNutella campaign was born. Fresh from the successes of #YourNutella in both Europe and the Middle East, the Singapore campaign aims to get people to share their stories through the @NutellaSEA instagram handle and #YourNutella. They want to hear stories from fans about what their name means to them, or their stories and memories of Nutella. “For many, Nutella has been a huge part of their childhood, as they enjoyed the spread at breakfast. We recognize the role we played in their lives growing up, and thought it would be great for us to say thank you to our fans for their years of support. Everyone’s name is unique, just like our friendship with our fans and we hope that our #YourNutella campaign would convey our …

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Clarks Brand New Concept Store at Ion Orchard with A/W 2015 Collection

Clarks, one of the most well-loved and recognisable British brands across the world for 190 years, has launched the new C7+ concept as part of its rebranding efforts, and the exciting “new look” has finally found its home in ION Orchard Singapore (#B2-22)! Inspired by the brand’s unique identity and rich heritage, the C7+ concept store at ION Orchard is the FIRST of its kind in Southeast Asia, giving you a new and refreshing shopping experience with a “home away from home” undertone. Everything in the C7+ concept store is carefully curated to recreate the natural and “homely” feel, and at the same time to draw the consumer back to Clarks’ 190 years’ of history and heritage. For A/W 2015, available in store right now, the Clarks story continues to unfold, revealing collections that capture the season’s essential looks. Reinterpretation is the watchword as the classics are given a twist and transformed into style as exciting as it is unexpected. Driven by key trends such as mantailoring for women and “athleisure”, stories within stories emerge and show themselves …

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Sony introduces next generation SmartBand 2

Sony SmartBand 2, a multi-sensor lifelogger provides full-scale insights about your fitness, well-being and stress levels. SmartBand 2’s accelerometer and heart rate sensors work together to monitor pulse and heart rate variability, allowing you to gauge overall fitness, excitement and stress levels throughout the day. It is able to track activities such as walking, running and other workouts. With the Lifelog app, you can keep track of progress and get inspiring motivational prompts based on your activity. It also provides sleep insights, with sleep detector and alarm clock function that will gently vibrate to wake you up at the best time based on your sleep cycle. SmartBand 2 ensures you never miss a call, message, email or tweet with subtle vibrating notifications and bright pulsing RGB LEDs. You can easily control the music on your smartphone or tablet, with simple taps to play, pause and skip through tracks. And, SmartBand 2 reaches full battery capacity in around one hour, lasting up to 2 days4. With durable silicone casing, up to 2 days battery life, and IP68 …

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FURLA unveils Singapore Flagship Store at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

This new flagship store, the Italian luxury lifestyle brand’s sixth and the largest in Singapore, showcases the World of Furla, with the debut of Furla Men’s Fall/Winter15 Bags Collection. Italian luxury lifestyle brand Furla unveiled its new 1,600-square-feet flagship store, the largest in the Southeast Asia, at Singapore’s prominent luxury shopping destination, The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands (#B2-108A) on September 3, 2015. Hosted by Furla CEO Eraldo Poletto, the grand opening cocktail and after-party celebrated the milestone in the brand’s expansion with its sixth store in Singapore, as well as showcased the debut of Furla Men’s bags collection, alongside the Fall/Winter 2015 Women’s collection. This men’s bag went out of stock shortly after it went on sale! and I love this clutch. Don’t you think it goes well with my outfit for the day? The store was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a Prosecco toast by Mr. Poletto; Ms.Vitalba Gammicchia, Head of the Commercial office of the Italian Embassy; Ms. Lindsay Nicholas, Executive Director of Retail Marketing, Marina Bay Sands; Mr. Alessandro …

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