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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – The Smash Hit Broadway Musical Spectacular is Coming to Singapore for the First Time!

The original Broadway creative team will reunite to bring this acclaimed production to over 12 countries as part of a first-ever International tour. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning smash hit Broadway musical spectacular, is coming to Singapore for the first time as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations with a first-ever international tour. This elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands from 21 March 2015 for a limited season. Tickets are now on sale. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will open in Istanbul in October this year and tour to diverse international markets including United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney’s timeless musical will have been seen by these territories. The international tour will see the show’s original Broadway creative team reuniting to bring this Broadway classic to life. The musical is directed by Rob Roth and choreographed by Matt West, with Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award® winner for her work on Disney’s Beauty and the …

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An Epicurean Journey through India Menu at Punjab Grill

If given a choice to choose from, I would usually go for either the western, chinese, japanese, thai and korean cuisine while indian cuisine would probably be the last in my list. After a tasting session at Punjab Grill, I guess it’s not going to be the same anymore! Dining at Punjab Grill is like taking an epicurean journey through Indian’s richly diverse Northwest Frontier Province – the undivided Punjab region, where the source of inspiration for their menus come from. Love the overall ambience and decor and you may not notice that you’re actually dining in a Indian restaurant. Not to worry if you have a big group as there’s long tables available. Let’s move on to the food! We started off with the Smoked Tandoori Duck Shorba Laced with Burnt Garlic Oil. It’s really interesting to have soup in a Indian restaurant as I supposed it’s not common? I love the soup and it’s really good. Rich and savoury with the burnt garlic aroma, perfect! For our appetizers, we have, starting from the left,  the Pan …

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Celebrate This Jolly Season With A Fabulicious Festive Package from Hotel Clover 769 North Bridge Road

What’s the perfect way to usher in the festive season this year? Draw 2014 to a perfect closure with Hotel Clover 769 North Bridge Road’s Fabulicious Festive Package. The more, the merrier. All Fabulicious Festive Packages include a collection of amenities and delicious gastronomic offerings for your ultimate indulgence. A total of three packages would be available for booking starting from 20th November, and staycation dates are valid from 1st December 2014 – 10th January 2015. Celebrate this jolly season with Hotel Clover and experience a memorable stay to reconcile with the world. 2D1N stay at Clover Lavish Suite, decked with an outdoor Jacuzzi, priced at SGD$498++ includes: • MOET & CHANDON BRUT NV Champagne 75CL • Box of Laduree macarons (8pcs, assorted flavours) • Al Frank’s freshly baked Oatmeal Cranberry & Pecan Nut Cookie (150g) • A 4-course festive set dinner for two at Clover Garden* • A complimentary semi-buffet breakfast for two • A complimentarymini-barsnacks and drinks upon check‐in • Bath Scent and 60ml Harnn’s massage oil 2D1N stay at Clover Plush, priced at SGD$338++ includes: • MOET & CHANDON …

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Pioneer X-CM52BT Sleek and Slim with Smartphone Playback

Sponsored Advertorial Nowadays, most of us sync our music to our mobile phones, ipads and other gadgets as we’re always on the move. I’m sure most of you wouldn’t play your favourite music by inserting a physical CD into your Hi-Fi system now right? So, i’m glad to have a Pioneer’s Slim Micro System – X-CM52BT with Smartphone playback in my room! Let me tell you why I love it so much. 1) Sleek and Slim The sleek and slim design fits in perfectly in any corner of your room. Be it in the living room or your bedroom, the classy and glossy look gives it a minimalist and futuristic feel. Available in Black and White. 2) Crystal Clear Audio Quality Although its small and compact in size, its two 15 watts speakers are tuned by sound experts to provide crystal clear audio quality which i totally agree! 3) Playback your Favourite tunes from anywhere! You can now play almost anything you like form DVDs to CDs and MP3s! Oh~ and not fogetting your favourite …

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Top 20 Christmas Gift Guide not more than $50 on Lazada.sg

Sponsored Advertorial Busy with work or have no time to do your christmas shopping? Or dislike squeezing through your way and queuing up in shopping malls? Why not get your Christmas gift online instead? Introducing you Lazada.sg, the fastest growing online shopping site in the country! Upon my first visit on Lazada, I was quite surprised as I spent hours browsing through the items they have to offer as there’s so much varieties that they offer, with the largest selection of the world’s most popular brands at the best prices! Here’s what i’ve prepared for you. Top 20 perfect gifts for your loved ones below $50 for this Christmas! Yes and not forgetting to make good use of the 12.12 SALE ongoing today on Lazada and enjoy Free Shipping! It’s definitely a HUGE savings for you! Delivery was fast! I ordered these items 2 days ago and it reached me last night! :) Thumbs up! Got this watch for only $118.90 instead of $200 plus when i saw it in stall. Best buy from Lazada! and …

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Get a Natural Calming & Aromatherapeutic Gift this Christmas from BsaB

Sponsored Review Are you a fan of natural scents and candles? I love the scent and the calming ambience whenever I visit the spa and it’s great to bring that back home too. Afterall home should be a place where you relax and make yourself feel comfortable. The following range of natural ‘calming’ products like the aromatherapy soy wax candles and pure essential oil diffusers from BsaB will be a great gift this Christmas for your loved ones ;) These attractively cut frosted recovered glass candles contain natural soy wax scented with fascinating fragrances which burn slowly and without smoke for approx. 50 hours. Love the scent of the lemongrass which makes me just wanna lie on my bed and relax myself. These recovered glass is more eco-friendly than recycled glass. Used beer bottle was put through a process that uses less energy and resources than recycling.  Each glass candle is lovingly hand-packed in a cylindrical recycled paper tube. This stunning 200ml frosted vase is mega-carbon friendkly as it’s made from glass that’s been redesigned for second …

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Have a Meowy Christmas with Cat and the Fiddle Cheesecake

Cheesecake aficionados, rejoice! Cat and the Fiddle will be launching two special limited edition Christmas cheesecakes to usher in the festive season! Desserts are the perfect treat for any festive gathering, and what better way to bring everyone together than with these two exclusive Christmas flavoured Cat and the Fiddle cheesecakes! The “Have a Meowy Christmas” cheesecake will leave you with a mouthful of chocolate creaminess with brownie bits, while the “Snowy Christmas” cheesecake combines the chocolate-ly richness of the cream cheese with brandied cherries. Both cheesecakes are created atop a gingerbread crust, adding a touch of spice and crunch to the decadent velvety goodness of the chocolate cream cheese. Personalise your very own cheesecakes with exclusive Cat and the Fiddle stencils and ornaments! From Christmas greetings stencils to Santa Claus figurine add-ons, delight your guests with your fancy cheesecake decorations before they sink their teeth into these scrumptious cheesecakes. Each stencil set comes with a Christmas stencil, sieve and either chocolate or snow powder, while the Christmas decorative set includes a mini hut, Santa Claus, snowman, reindeer, pine leaf, ten chocolate pebbles and three chocolate tree figurines. …

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Yuletide in the Flower Dome, A Wintry Christmas at Gardens by the Bay!

Ever wanted to experience a Wintry Christmas right here in the tropical Singapore? Yes! you can do so now in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay! Admire a charming little town adorned with poinsettias and Christmas trees with snow and HUGE Gardens by the Bay teddy bear (where you can purchase them from the retail stores in the Gardens), and be mesmerised by the 10 metre tall Luminarie light sculpture tower right in the flower field!

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Ferrero Brings a Piece of Italian Heritage to Singapore

Pasticceria Ferrero to offer exclusive Ferrero Pralines variants never before available in Singapore Ferrero, producer of the world’s most celebrated praline Ferrero Rocher, launched its first Southeast Asia boutique Pasticceria Ferrero, the only store of its kind in the world this festive season with new exclusive variants of Ferrero Pralines that will be offered to Singaporeans exclusively at the Pasticceria Ferrero this Christmas to indulge their palettes and give them the opportunity to create personalized gift boxes for their loved ones. The Story of An Italian CreationThe event also unveiled the longstanding and unique heritage of Ferrero. With so much going into creating that precious moment, Ferrero Rocher truly brings the fine art of Italian creation to life. Ferrero Rocher is made only with the highest quality ingredients, beginning with the hand-picking of the finest of hazelnuts which form the heart of Rocher. The creations are then covered with decadent chocolate that reflects the elite taste of those who gift them.Ferrero Chefs Luca Dellapiana and Alessandria Davide, flew in from Italy to lead a live demonstration of …

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“Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay” Comes to Life!

The inaugural Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay was officially launched last friday with the illumination of the majestic Spalliera – the largest Luminarie light sculpture at the event – by Guest of Honour, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for National Development. Come witness the enchanting Italian Luminarie light sculptures light up the Gardens while partaking in a bustling European-style FestiveMarket at the Supertree Grove and getting into the winter holiday spirit with Yuletide in the Flower Dome. Jointly organised by Blue Sky Events and Gardens by the Bay, Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay is set to redefine the experience of celebrating the festive season in the tropics with unique installations and programmes specially curated for all to enjoy. The Festive Market will run till 21 December 2014, while the Luminarie light sculptures will be lit up till 1 January 2015 and Yuletide in the Flower Dome will continue till 6 January 2015. Access to Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay is free, while admission charges apply to the Flower Dome. Visitors enjoy 10% off admission rates into the …

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POCARI SWEAT Partners With 7-Eleven To Launch Nation-wide ‘POCARI CROSS RUN’ App Backed By Latest BEACON Technology

With the increasing number of runners in Singapore, and with the country having one of the highest smart phone penetrations in the world, the free application which will be available from today for iOS and Android devices, will encourage Singaporeans to continue to live a healthy and active lifestyle. The new BEACON device that ‘POCARI CROSS RUN’ application will tap on The application which is backed by the latest BEACON¹ technology, employs the short-rage wireless technology, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and will be the first and largest scale promotional series to utilise this system. The new BEACON technology will be set up in all 7-Eleven stores here, which will take promotions and campaigns to a whole new level. The BEACON device provides area-specific content customization as well as a variety of interaction responses which is determined by the distance a runner has completed. It will also allow users to achieve their running goals, by making the run more interesting through app-generated, customized running course. 7-Eleven stores as hydration points will also be represented in the …

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[VOLUME 03] Memories are Made of These Travel Photobook : Blue Mountain

In this volume of the travel photobook, I went to the Blue mountain and i’m really impressed by what the nature can provide. Spent almost a day there and the experience was great. Do go for the complete package for the unlimited bus ride around the town, cable car and scenic ride not to be missed. I’m sure you will have a great time there! About this Travel Photobook After my first trip outside a country in Asia and spending 9 Days 8 Nights in both Sydney and Melbourne, I’m finally publishing my very first travel photo e-book on darrenbloggie.com. All these would not have been possible without my Samsung NX3000 as my wonderful travel companion. Thanks Samsung for helping me to make everlasting memories. Throughout the trip, the Samsung NX3000 never failed to surprise me with the wonders it’s able to create! Not only did the photo quality turn out to be superb (as good as a DSLR camera), colors were vibrant, shutter speed was fast enough to capture real sharp images of moving …

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Vans on SALE at Zalora!

Incorporating elements of current fashion with deep roots in action sports, Vans strives to progress originality, while continuing to support individuals in action sports around the world. The collection reflects the progression, independent spirit and freedom of the lifestyle that each individual embodies. The first thing that came to my mind when i see someone wearing a pair of Vans would be, Is he/she a skater? Do you know that skateboarders were the first Vans footwear users, which explains why it’s a popular brand among sneaker fans and skateboarders. As the year goes, the base grew bigger not only because of its comfort but also its special and unique design! Other than sneakers, Vans now carries a wide range of apparel collection from hoodies to tees, shorts and many more! That doesn’t mean that you can wear a pair of Vans shoes only if you are a skateboarders. It’s versatile design is easy to match and you can wear it for work or leisure ;) I’ve categorised them into 2 different categories and examples of …

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Unite in Good Cheer with Starbucks 12 Days of Christmas Promotion!

As Christmas draws near and with the comfort of togetherness and fellowship in mind, Starbucks Coffee Singapore is bringing to us a new addition to the existing three Christmas favorites to delight our customers further – the Christmas Cookie Latte. Available hot, iced or Frappuccino® blended beverage, customers can try the Christmas Cookie Latte is at all Starbucks Singapore stores now. Christmas Cookie Latte A buttery creamy latte infused with shortbread cookie sauce, the Christmas Cookie Latte is an indulgence you cannot miss. Topped with whipped cream, shortbread cookie drizzle and butter cookie crumbles, this latest seasonal drink is sure to give you a merry surprise with every sip. Annual Christmas Open House Starbucks and The Salvation Army will be holding the much-loved Starbucks Christmas Open House on Thursday, 4th December 2014, from 5 – 7pm across all Starbucks outlets island-wide. Coffee lovers will be able to enjoy a complimentary tall-sized Starbucks beverage during that period, while volunteers collect donations for The Salvation Army. In celebration of the Starbucks Christmas Open House, Starbucks will also …

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Casio Presents New EDIFICE EQB-500 Series with Bluetooth® Smart Connectivity

Casio Singapore has launched a new EDIFICE EQB-500 series, the latest in Casio’s range of EDIFICE metal timepieces and the first with built-in Bluetooth® Smart Connectivity technology[1]. The sophisticated Smartphone Link EQB-500 mirrors the ‘Speed and Intelligence” inspired by motorsport racing and features dramatically improved functions that can be used alongside a smartphone[2].

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CONVERSE debut First All Star CHUCK ‘70 Collection made with Iconic Missoni Fabrics

The Holiday 2014 Converse All Star Chuck ‘70 Missoni Collection Provides Premium Internal Warmth And Comfort For Winter CONVERSE, Inc. announces the Converse All Star Chuck ‘70 Missoni Collection for Holiday 2014, marking its ninth First String collaboration with the refined Italian fashion house. The collection originally debuted on the Missoni Fall Winter 2014 runway in Milan, perfectly blending premium materials with seasonal earthy tones to create luxurious internal warmth and comfort for winter. The Converse All Star Chuck ‘70 Missoni Zip Suede pays homage to Japanese “boro” patchwork, combining three varied brown suede tones on the sneaker’s upper to create a subtle, yet contrasting tri-panel look. The cozy interior is lined with custom Missoni mohair, a durable yarn made from the hair of Angora goats that is renowned for its high luster – in this case enhanced by the addition of a subdued Missoni chevron pattern. The sneaker features antique brass eyelets, rounded leather laces and suede toecaps, as well as a lateral zipper that allows the wearer to slip the foot in and …

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For a Healthier Chocolate Indulgence this Christmas, try Rocq Star’s range of Choc-Pops!

ROCQ STAR, a new chocolate brand under Auric Pacific Marketing Pte. Ltd, has launched a selection of dark chocolate-coated coffee beans – a first in Singapore – and a range of dark Choc-Pops. ROCQ STAR dark Choc-Pops pack a healthier punch with the natural antioxidants found in the real cocoa, fruits, and nuts used. In addition, ROCQ STAR’s Choc-Pops contain less sugar and fats compared to regular milk chocolate alternatives. They are also free of preservatives, artificial colourings, flavourings, and sweeteners. Offering familiar favourites like chocolate-coated almonds, hazelnuts, and raisins, ROCQ STAR stands out from the crowd with their chocolate-coated dried cranberries, and coffee beans in espresso and mocha flavours. ROCQ STAR dark Choc-Pops come in easily re-sealable zip lock pouches. Their dark chocolate espresso and mocha coffee beans are just as handy, packaged in compact boxes for your enjoyment anytime, anywhere. ROCQ STAR products are initially available at all Cold Storage and Giant supermarkets, SPC and Caltex petrol stations, and Cheers convenience stores. The Choc-Pops can be purchased in 200g pouches for $6.90, and …

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Shop Your Way to Paris this Christmas at Frasers Centrepoint Mall

This festive season, Frasers Centrepoint Malls brings shoppers a unique Parisian-inspired Christmas experience as it transforms 12 malls across the island into the famous ‘City of Lights’. Featuring cobblestone streets, lined with cafes and flowers markets, an Eiffel Tower Christmas tree and other stunning festive decorations, the Parisian theme was conceived to inspire the imagination and a create a magical Christmas shopping experience for all.

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[News] Early Bird Discount! Year-End countdown party in Singapore—the Siloso Beach Party!

Party-goers, revellers, advocates of tomorrow, this is your time to celebrate life at Siloso Beach Party! Bid farewell to 2014 and embrace 2015! Expect a kaleidoscopic line-up of music and be entranced with the dazzling display of fireworks and colours. This is the final send-off. Let the diverse mixes of dance music, provided by both international and local artistes, ignite your senses. Raise your hands to fading stars as you usher in the New Year with the best company you could ask for at sandy Silos0 Beach. Set the night free and rise to a new dawn, where imagination knows no boundaries. The freedom is yours. 31st December 2014, Wednesday Time 6pm to 6am Venue Siloso Beach, Sentosa (alight at Beach Station)

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