Author: Darren Ang

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First Holiday Inn Express® Hotel in Republic of South Korea Opens in Seoul

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has opened the very first Holiday Inn Express® hotel in the Republic of South Korea, Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro, located in the heart of the capital city. The 224-room hotel is nestled in a commercial and financial precinct between the Myeong-dong, Namsan and Dongdaemoon areas, known for their variety of shopping options and sites of cultural and artistic significance. Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro offers a choice of modern double-bed and twin-bed rooms, as well as free on-site parking. The hotel is easily accessible by public transport, located just one minute’s walk from the Euljiro3-ga station on the Seoul Subway Line, and is one hour from Incheon International Airport. Travellers keen for sight-seeing can take a leisurely 10 minute stroll to Bukchon Hanok Village, a preserved traditional village to capture a glimpse of what life was like in Joseon period. Further afield, guests can visit the famous N Seoul Tower at the top of Namsan Mountain to view the city from a completely different perspective. Those with a shopaholic streak …

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adidas Originals by Rita Ora Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

adidas Originals is excited to unveil the Spring/Summer 2015 Originals by Rita Ora collection. Influenced by Rita’s passions and creative inspirations, this new collaboration is a culmination of fresh fashion-forward thinking and in-season style trend. Rita’s personal fashion sense and passion can be seen in the collection made up of custom prints, bright colourways, unique cuts and fabric. Dragon Print Rita has long been drawn to the energy and power symbolised by the dragon in Asian culture. Echoing her own unstoppable nature, the dragon is the perfect representation of Rita’s defining qualities of strength and power and her respect for good fortune. Conveyed in fire reds and flame yellows, this dynamic and powerful pack is also inspired by the timeless basketball style, bridging Western style and Eastern culture. Rita has also reinvented the classic Superstar sneaker with bold graphics and shapes to make a collection that is daring and vibrant. The Rita Ora Dragon Print pack is available at all adidas Originals stores from SGD49 to SGD159. White Smoke Pack Inspired by the delicate tendrils of …

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Harmony@Workplaces Photo Contest Back for Third Run

The annual Harmony@Workplaces Photo Contest is back for a third year! Hosted on the Harmony@Workplaces Facebook page, the Photo Contest, organised by Ministry of Manpower’s Community Engagement Programme Unit, will take place from 11 May 2015 to 26 June 2015. Lunchtime Outdoor Activation at Chevron House A lunchtime outdoor activation event will be held at Chevron House on 21 and 22 May 2015, from 11.30am to 2.00pm. Public can take part in the Harmony@Workplaces Photo Contest and enjoy a range of fun-filled activities and traditional local snacks including: (a) Social Photo Booth: Participants can pose for photos with attractive SG50 themed props. The photos can then be uploaded onto the Harmony@Workplaces Facebook for the contest; (b) Kampong Snack Challenge: Participants will be invited to take part in the game of Kampong Snack Challenge, featuring local ethnic delights such as “Muah Chee” and “Kueh Lapis”, and stand to win attractive prizes; and (c) Goodie Bags: Goodie bags containing a Harmony@Workplaces ez-link card, USB fan, automatic umbrella and bluetooth speaker/laptop sleeve/power bank/travel adaptor will be redeemable for …

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A New Palette of Playful Colours Brings Renewed Extraordinary Pleasure

This May, Nespresso launches two new vibrant colours for the limited edition Inissia – perfect to jazz up and liven up your homes! Pacific Blue for the laid-back and the trendy, and Fuchsia Velvet for the confident and the bold. Together with the Inissia-inspired coffee recipes created by local chef Willin Low, it’s time to enjoy your unique moment of pleasure in the comfort of your own home! Add a dash of colour to your everyday coffee experience as Nespresso launches its latest limited edition colours of the Inissia coffee machine in Pacific Blue and Fuchsia Velvet, on top of its two permanent colours – Red and Black. To launch these exciting colours, Nespresso has partnered acclaimed local chef personality Willin Low to introduce four tantalizing coffee creations catered to local taste preferences, promising coffee lovers with never-ending moments of unique coffee tasting pleasure. Vibrant recipes created by famed local ‘Mod Sin’ chef, inspired by the playful colours of Inissia for Nespresso The delectable coffee recipes, inspired by the palettes of coffee lovers in Singapore …

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Spanish Football Star Xabi Alonso Steps Out in Porsche Design Sport by adidas as the New Brand Ambassador

Porsche Design Sport by adidas is kicking off a partnership with world-class football professional Xabi Alonso, midfielder at elite club FC Bayern München. The 33-year-old native Basque is one of the world’s most successful players, and is the brand ambassador successor of José Mourinho. As part of this partnership, Xabi Alonso will represent Porsche Design Sport by adidas at events, public appearances, on Porsche Design Sport by adidas social channels, like Facebook and Instagram, and seasonal campaigns effective immediately. His style is convincing – both on and off the field. “Xabi Alonso perfectly represents the brand’s values: style, engineered luxury and sports”, declares Gert-Jürgen Benz, Vice President Style Collaborations Global Marketing at adidas. “He is an internationally known, world-class athlete, and has a reputation for stylish dressing, so this cooperation is an enormous momentum boost for us.” Xabi Alonso: “I choose my cooperation partners carefully. I know which brands match my style and which products suit me. If I don’t like something, I am not going to wear it. I am looking forward to working …

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Early Registration of Interest for LG G4 before 24 May and get LG G4 Premiums

LG Electronics (LG) Singapore has introduced new premium gifts that come bundled with the LG G4. These premiums are exclusively available to customers who register their purchase interest with the selected telecommunication companies. In addition to the extra battery and charger worth $126*, LG will be giving a 64GB Class 10 MicroSD Card*, worth S$78 for every purchase of LG G4. Customers who register interest in the Leather version of the phone will also receive the Leather Quick Circle*, worth S$88. This genuine leather case complements the leather backing of the phone perfectly, and comes in all three colors of the leather available in Singapore – black, brown and red. Leather G4 Metallic G4 Premium Worth Leather Premium Leather Quick Circle N/A $88.00 Premium with Purchase Battery + Charger Battery + Charger S$126 Registration Of Interest Only 64GB Class 10 SD Card 64GB Class 10 SD Card $78.00 Total Premium Worth S$292.00 $204.00 Consumers can register their interest at the websites of M1 (www.m1.com.sg/lgg4) and StarHub (www.starhub.com/lgg4) from 15 May 2015 to 24 May 2015. The LG G4 will be available from 30 May 2015, …

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GastroSmiths, so far the Best Food served in the Cafe

Gastrosmiths was known as The Humble Loaf, which used to be located at B1 of Katong Shopping Centre which i didn’t visit before. Previously serving mainly simple sandwiches, cakes and coffee, Gastrosmiths is currently located along Beach Road and Tan Quee Lan St, serving dishes and desserts with a slant towards French, Italian and Japanese influences. I guess it’s one of the longest time we spent browsing through the menu, though there’s only one A4 page, but every single item on the menu looks soo damn good! We’re really having a hard time deciding on which to order. SO, we grab hold of the super friendly, and cute waiter for his recommendation. I must say, I love his recommendation as they’re all so good! while waiting for the food, let me take a selfie :P This is one really unique mains that we had for the night. Thick flaky cod that has been cooked lightly in chilli oil, fried misua cooked in dashi stock and tossed in homemade kimich puree and finished with sweet mirin. …

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Worldwide launch of Sound LINE Stickers Featuring Paul McCartney’s Voice

LINE, the world’s leading life platform, announced the first-ever global release of Sound LINE stickers.1 The sticker set, called “Chat with Paul McCartney”, features original recordings of the world-famous musician, Paul McCartney’s voice and is available for purchase worldwide via in-app Sticker Shop. LINE has pioneered the sticker feature within the world of messenger apps, launching cartoon-like animation stickers as well as LINE Creators Market, an original platform that allows users to create and sell the stickers of their own design. The new sticker format released globally today offers users the ability to share original sound recordings of famous characters and celebrities with friends. These revolutionary new stickers can be exchanged in chats and posted on the Timeline, just like any other stickers.   Sound stickers featuring famous lines from comical characters and comedians are perfect for adding zest to lively conversations. Also, the sound stickers can help convey thoughts and emotions that may be difficult to express directly, such as apologies. With the addition of sound stickers to the LINE arsenal, users now have a greater range of communication methods to choose …

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IHG Offers Guests Up to 30% Off Rooms Across All Hotels in Asia, Middle East and Africa

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced an exciting new advanced booking promotion across all its 251 hotels in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region, from beachfront InterContinental resorts to city-centre Holiday Inn Express hotels. From now until 1 September, guests can enjoy up to 30% off on bookings purchased in advance for stays from 1 June to 4 September 2015. IHG® Rewards Club members enjoy a further reward of an additional 5% off – meaning a possible discount of up to 35% – as well as their usual membership perks such as free internet, when booking during this period. IHG Rewards Club, the industry’s first and largest hotel rewards programme, with nearly 86 million members, is free and guests can join at IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® app or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 4,800 hotels worldwide. The programme offers industry-leading benefits, including free internet for members across IHG’s family of trusted hotel brands. Guests are always guaranteed the lowest price when they book directly with IHG, or …

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New Balance – Sneakers Out of the Ordinary

Known for its bold colours and interesting multiple colourways, New Balance has recently launched a new wave of sneakers, perfect for the sneakerheads looking for something quirky and different. For minimalistic lovers, stand out from the crowd with an all-white pair from the White instinct collection or MRT580XX Special Edition, or make a statement with the Deconstructed or Re-engineered series, wonderfully crafted from unique fabrics! White Instinct Collection This season, the White Instinct collection is set to make an impression! Taking things back as aesthetically minimal as possible, the result is a crisp and clean trio of sneakers that appear simple-yet-luxe with the classic style and premium materials used. The collection will be available from May 2015 with a suggested retail price of $149 to $179. MRT580XX Special Edition Designed with the fashion-conscious consumer in mind, this reinterpretation of the classic 580 draws inspiration from the season’s rising fashion trends. The MRT580XX will be available in Asia in a clean all-white look, delivered in special packaging that features the same thematic elements from the enclosed shoe. This special edition sneaker is luxuriously …

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Celebrate this National Day with LINE’s exclusive “We Love SG50″ Stickers!

Designed to commemorate Singapore’s 50th birthday, LINE announces the launch of its exclusive “We Love SG50″ sticker set today. Inspired by the daily lifestyle, cultural idiosyncrasies and distinctive catchphrases of Singaporeans, this set recreates 16 different scenarios that Singaporeans from all walks of life can identify with. With these timely stickers, Singaporeans can say goodbye to lengthy text messages and replace them with a simple sticker! Stickers and their iconic characters have become synonymous with LINE and are at the foundation of every LINE conversation. Based on the top six LINE stickers sent in Singapore as of May 2015, Moon is Singapore’s favourite LINE Character. With his varied personalities and expressions, Moon stickers are more frequently used by Singaporeans in the course of daily conversations. LINE’s “We Love SG50” sticker set is available for FREE to all Singaporean LINE users from 12 May 2015 and is valid to use for an unlimited time.

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Looking for a Part-Time Job? Try STROFF.com!

Advertorial June Holidays is approaching soon, are you looking for singapore part time jobs to earn some extra income this holiday? Or are you looking for internship in singapore? Try searching for them on Stroff.com! Stroff.com is a online search portal where you are able to search for part-time jobs in Singapore, internship or even full-time jobs as well. I still remember my first part-time job was at this restaurant in town and it was a very unique experience for me. Instead of just slacking your way through your long holidays, why not go get a part-time job, pick up a skill and earn some extra income? You never know, you might get hired by the company if your performance if good for a full time offer after you’ve graduate! The search engine is clear and easy to navigate. Simply click on the categories you are looking for, from Full-time, part-time, internship and even freelance as well! If you are looking for a singapore internship opportunity, or part time jobs for students, sign up for a “Jobseeker” …

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Forget Sunday Brunches! Enjoy Saturday by the Bay at Procacci Italian Restaurant @ Customs House!

Procacci Italian Restaurant & Bar will be introducing a Saturday brunch menu this May, starting today. This follows the unveiling of a renewed interior in late 2014, and the refreshed a la carte menu in January 2015. Some of the highlights from the Brunch Menu include the Salssicia Italiano, Procacci Delizia and Uova Strapazzate con Funghi. Besides the food items, Procacci will also be offering Free Flow Beverages at S$45++ per pax (select from the popular Luna Argenta Prosecco, Peroni Beer, Soft drinks (Coca-Cola, Diet Coca-Cola, Sprite) and Juices (Orange, Lime, Cranberry). Or order a beverage from the a la carte menu. The new Saturday Brunch Menu consists of 10 items, with prices ranging from S$16 – S$30 and is available every Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Procacci Singapore is located at 70 Collyer Quay, Custom House, #01-04, Singapore 049323. For reservations, please call 6532 9939.

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Density Launches The First-Ever Frozen Custard Dessert Store in Singapore

The first-ever frozen custard store has been launched in Singapore, bringing the 100-year-old traditional super-premium ice-cream from the U.S.A. to our shores. Velvety-smooth and lusciously creamy, frozen custards are lower in calories and sugar, and made with natural ingredients such as milk, cream and eggs. Density, the chosen brand name, describes the low levels of air incorporated into the making of frozen custard, which in turn allows less use of sugar and more of the ‘good stuff’. Located at 4 Short Street, Density’s flagship store is housed in a historical shophouse, at the junction of Selegie Road and Rochor Canal Road. Taking inspiration from the bustling boardwalk of Coney Island, New York City, from where frozen custard was first served, the 800 sqft shophouse store features elements of the amusement park with a life buo feature and wall murals depicting its origins. Frozen custard is a super-premium type of ice-cream, ahead of premium hard-scoops and gelatos and because of its low overrun and high butterfat content, there is also less need for sugar, making the frozen custard a healthier dessert choice, as it is lower …

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Sawadee! CP Ready-to-Eat Thai Cusine & Win a Trip to Bangkok from FairPrice’s Thai Fair

Thai food seems to be one of the most well-liked cuisine here in Singapore as it’s spicy, very similar to our local food. I’m sure all of us would have that craving for some hot and spicy food at times and what if there isn’t any Thai food nearby that you can go to to satisfy your craving? Why not try the CP ready-to-eat meals! They are fast to prepare, easily available, delicious and even better, Thai! :D All you need to do is to pop it in the microwave for 3 to 5 mins and you’ll have a delectable meal instantly! Got to try out the 4 CP ready-to-eat meals, mainly the Teriyaki Chicken with rice, Stir-Fried Chicken & Basil with rice (MY FAV!!), Green Curry Chicken with rice and Spaghetti with chicken sauce. They are all SO DAMN GOOD and DELICIOUS! :D These are readily available at all Supermarket and why not grab yours today at FairPrice?! Interesting Thai foods and products can be exclusively found during the Thai Fair and you can …

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TIMBERLAND® Limited Edition Bee Line Women’s Canvas Boots

Timberland and Bee Line for Billionaire Boys Club bring you 2 limited edition boots destined to become a classic with their fourth collaboration to date. The limited edition 6” boots are exclusively for women and come in two printed patterns that are highly recognisable yet often disregarded: Honeycomb and Grass. Drawing inspiration from National Geographic’s portrayal of bee hives, Pharrell Williams designed the 6” Honeycomb Canvas Boot with the honey comb pattern wrapped round the boots, creating a mesmerizing geometric effect. Timberland adopts another intrinsic facet of nature and conceived the second pair of 6” Grass Canvas Boots, using the green grass as a canvas for the boots to represent their commitment to a greener world. Apart from style, nature plays a significant part in inspiring the way Timberland makes the boots. This unique boot is made with Bionic Canvas that contains yarns made with a 50% organic cotton outer wrap, 38% recycled PET core and 12% HT polyester to provide increased strength, abrasion resistance and decreased dry time. The Timberland x Bee Line 6” …

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MOPHIE Launches Highly-Anticipated Juice Pack Line for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Mophie, the no.1 selling mobile battery case in North America officially announced a lineup of protective battery case for both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is now available in Singapore! Users get up to 17 more hours of talk time, up to 12 hours of web browsing, up to 13 more hours of video playback, and up to 60 more hours of music playback. Featuring a thinner, lightweight yet durable frame, the Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus boast high-impact protection, which includes rubberized support points inside the case to guard your phone from everyday drops and falls. The Mophie Juice Pack line for iPhone 6/6 Plus is now available in 3 colours – Black, White, Gold and are retailing in Takashimaya S.C., Elush iStudio, EpiCentre, EpiLife, Infinite, Challenger and Digivue at $139.00 for Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6, $169.00 for Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 6 and $139.00 Juice Pack for iPhone 6 Plus. Not a iPhone user? No worries, check out the Mophie Power Station Plus, delivering …

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10 Things You Can Do at Changi Airport before your Flight

Have you ever wonder what you can do at the airport after you’ve check in for your flight? Or are you one of those that feel there isn’t a need to reach the airport too early, since all you need to do is check in your luggage and head straight to the boarding gate? You might want to reconsider after reading this ;) Changi Airport has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1981, when Terminal 1 first opened. Today, we have three terminals, with the fourth in construction and planning for a fifth. Being the sixth busiest international airport today, Changi Airport is a major air hub in Asia, serving more than 100 international airlines flying to some 320 cities in about 80 countries and handled more than 54.1 million passengers in 2014. A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 secs! WOW~ With about 350 retail and services outlets and 160 F&B outlets at Changi, Changi Airport is one of Singapore’s best places for shopping and dinning, as well …

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Shower Your Mum with an Ocean of Love at Fish & Co. this Mother’s Day

It’s no secret that there’s nothing mums can’t and won’t do for their kids and hopefully, more than just once a year, you’ll do the same for her. This Mother’s Day, wear your heart on your sleeve and let Fish & Co. do the rest with its delightfully heartwarming Adoring Barra-Mummy Combo that’s bound to make up for just a tiny bit of that yesteryear teenage rebellion. As much as you’ve spiced up her life, Fish & Co.’s Adoring Barra-Mummy Combo serves up a bounty of clams richly marinated in a tantalising curry butter sauce that elevates the flavour of the succulent clams to a whole other level. Next up, a barramundi fillet that is beautifully baked to perfection in a coat of crispy citrus crust; crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Served with a mocktail to boot, pick a duo of sides from a selection of some of Fish & Co.’s perennial favourites, including chips, paella rice, mashed potatoes and other scrumptious nosh to complete your meal. Retailing at only $26.95, the Fish & Co. Adoring Barra-Mummy Combo is …

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GILLETTE & STARK INDUSTRIES Unite To Spark A New Age Of Shaving

In what may be the most perfect union of superpowers, Gillette and Stark Industries have joined forces with one goal in mind: creating one of the best razors in the world using Avengers-inspired technology. Having conquered robotics, aeronautics, fringe science, and weaponry, Stark Industries is no stranger to the toughest technological challenges of our time – and building a razor that rivals Gillette’s best razor to date, the Fusion ProGlide is no easy feat. The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor is born by design and carefully engineered with superior attention to detail. It provides the best shaving technology for sensitive skin, and glides through hair with ultimate precision, to offer incredible comfort for a closer shave that will leave all guys looking sharp and feeling confident every time. With the critical mission to set a new standard for all razors moving forward, Stark Industries’ R&D team has adapted its renowned technology to build four prototypes of razors modeled after members of the Avengers: Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, and Thor. The Repulsor1 with Exoblade has an Arc Reactor Technology that generates a perpetual energy supply …

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