Author: Darren Ang


Get Your Formal or Casual Business Wear on ZALORA

Do you need to wear formal for work? What’s your favourite business wear? Personally, if given a choice, I would go for the casual business wear as all you need is a pair of decent polo tee and pants and you are good to go. Luckily for me, I do not have to wear business wear for work but sometimes I do have the urge of wearing that as it makes one looks… rather smart looking :P Here are some of my favourite office wear for men that you might be interested to reference from :) This Black Basic Polo by ZALORA BASICS features a basic polo shirt design with a ribbed collar, looking comfortable and never goes out of style. Young and laid-back, this gingham shirt by Burton Menswear London is a definite go-to piece if you’re aiming to achieve a casual look for the day. It also comes with a single chest pocket for your convenience. Suit up in this well-tailored piece by MANGO Man. Styled with a slim silhouette, this handsome piece is …

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Vote for your SG50 Party with Tiger Beer!

Sponsored Editorial Singapore’s most iconic brew receives a makeover, invites the public to cast their vote and throws the Unofficial Official Party of SG50! On our nation’s golden jubilee year and to celebrate the 50th year since Tiger Beer released its first can to the world, Tiger Beer has lined up a slew of events and activities to commemorate this milestone in the nation’s history. To uncage the nation from the usual celebrations, Singapore’s Unofficial Official favourite local beer will present a fresh take on how National Day is celebrated, by throwing its own epic National Day party! Since it’s going to be an epic party and a party for YOU people, Singaporeans can now vote for what you would like to see at the party – the wackier the better! Eschewing the typical SG50 festivities in favour of something fresh, unique and original, party-goers can look forward to party elements taht are recognisably Singaporean and reminiscent of the annual National Day Parade, yet completely unexpected – true to Tiger Beer’s brand philosophy. Imagine a …

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Cooked salmon fillets with dill sauce on white plate

Delight yourself in the exquisiteness of Fassler Smoked Salmon, with NTUC FairPrice

Delight yourself with the exquisiteness of Fassler’s range of Smoked Salmon this June, and let its flavour whisk you away. Exclusively available at NTUC FairPrice, and in line with the nation’s 50th birthday, check out Fassler’s range of Smoked Salmon decked in a limited edition packaging with an extra 50g for your pleasure. Processed in Singapore, the Fassler’s range of Smoked Salmon is packed with freshness and is tastefully salty. It is also more vibrant in colour, as compared to the Atlantic smoked salmon. Many are known to pair smoked salmon with creamed products like cream cheese or sour cream to balance out the taste, and to marry the two for a delightfully indulgent affair. Let FairPrice bring you on a divine adventure as you taste the four different flavoured smoked salmon from Fassler – Traditional Smoked Salmon, Smoked Salmon Graved Lax, Smoked Salmon with Fresh Herbs, and Smoked Salmon with Five Peppers. The Graved Lax is a Nordic dish consisting of Salmon that is cured in salt, sugar, and dill –a notable difference to …

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Casio Partners Cortina Watch as Exclusive Retailer for the G-SHOCK MRG- G1000

Casio Singapore has announced a partnership with Cortina Watch to be the Exclusive Retailer in Singapore for its most sophisticated range of premium G-SHOCK timepieces, the G-SHOCK MRG-G1000. After an overwhelming response following the release of the G-SHOCK MRG-G1000 in May 2015, consumers will also be able to place pre-orders at the Cortina Watch Chinatown Point outlet. Cortina Watch is one of Asia’s leading luxury watch retailers which carries internationally renowned brands and brings the world’s most regarded timepieces to the region. The G-SHOCK MRG-G1000 is Casio’s most exclusive and advanced creation which sits at the top of Casio’s range of premium G-SHOCK timepieces. Each piece is carefully crafted to perfection by Casio’s Master Craftsmen in Yamagata, Japan, to combine the absolute toughness of a G-SHOCK with the most exquisite materials which results in a quality timepiece that is both tough yet refined. It is also the flagship model of Casio’s Global Time Sync collection designed to suit the well-heeled globe trotter. Using both radio wave time-calibration signals and GPS signals, it promises automatic and …

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American Eagle Outfitters Celebrates Successful Singapore Opening

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), America’s favorite jeans brand, officially opened its first store at VivoCity on Friday, 19 June 2015! Spanning 4,000 square-feet, the flagship boutique featured rugged and natural building materials portraying the AEO concept that encourages you to “be yourself” and “live freely”. American culture influences and varsity styles were also prominent in the design concept. The new AEO store at VivoCity also featured an exceptional selection of denim washes and fit styles that left shoppers spoilt for choice. From cuts such as Slim Straight, Super Skinny and Original Taper for men to Jeggings, Skinny and Boy Jean for women, the AEO jeans line was definitely the star of the show. AEO Singapore Opening Specials To celebrate its first store opening in Singapore, with a minimum of $80 nett spend in a single receipt, shoppers will receive a free AEO tote bag, while stocks last. Citibank Credit cardmembers are entitled to enjoy 10% off regular-priced items from 19 June to 12 July 2015. Terms and conditions apply. American Eagle Outfitters VivoCity (#B1-06/07) Opens …

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Mark Your Calendar for Lazada Effortless Shopping Sale & Win Lazada Vouchers!

It’s SHOPPING TIME! From 24th to 26th June, Lazada will be hosting a 3 day sale specially designed to offer you a seamless shopping experience ;) Keep a close eye on your devices on the 25th as the sale ramps up towards Flash Sale​. The best part – sales ​will be offered across all categories, ensuring there is something for everyone! Not forgetting to download the Lazada app and look out for up to 12 app exclusive deals each day with special discounts! Available for all iOS and Andriod users. In order to ensure having a 100% satisfied customer on Lazada, next day delivery will be made available across the sale period with free returns on local products within 7 calendar days. There will also be a Facebook Game and Instagram Selfie Contest where you can further expand your effortless shopping experience. What’s more? Darren Bloggie will be giving away 5 sets of $10 Lazada Voucher to 5 lucky readers! All you need to do is to : Share this blog post on your social media platforms …

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The Highly-anticipated LINE Friends Pop-up Store returns to Singapore!

After a successful launch in April 2014 at Wisma Atria, LINE Friends Pop-up store returns to Singapore, for the second time, at 313@Somerset! Located at the mall’s Atrium on Level 1, the pop-up store will run from 8 June 2015 – 5 July 2015, bringing Singaporeans closer to the ultimate LINE experience. As part of the improved LINE experience, this year’s highly-anticipated LINE Friends Pop-up Store at 313@Somerset will feature a photo zone, complete with a backdrop for shoppers to take the perfect selfie with their favourite LINE Friends characters. Shoppers can also look forward to an extensive array of official LINE merchandise, including exclusive collaboration items, such as the limited edition LINE x EZ-Link cards, LINE x Swarovski jewellery and LINE x LAMY pens. Favourite LINE character mascots, Cony and Brown, will also make special appearances during the period of the pop-up store for photo-taking opportunities as well! Brown & Cony Meet & Greet Session 12 & 19 Jun, Friday : 7:00pm 13 & 20 Jun, Saturday : 3:00PM & 7:00PM 14 & 21 …

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Get Upbeat with the latest LOTS earphones

The latest get-up from Korea, LOTS up-beat earphones packed with its apt-X compatible features and a 10-metre operating distance from any music device, is perfect for audiophiles who love CD-quality music on the go! Featuring a standby time of 150 hours or continuous music playback time of 5 hours, LOTS LTB-2000 can be easily charged by USB via an innovative charging clip by plugging it into your laptop or your powerbank. Connected through bluetooth, you do not have to worry about tangled cables anymore. With its integrating 3-button remote control, you can easily manoeuvre between calls, volume control and music shuffle. Weighing at 13.2g, it’s ultra-light weight makes it easy to carry around. A semi-hard casing comes with the package to keep your earphones well protected too. LOTS LTB-2000 is a slick afforable alternative to the usual costly premium options at a pocket-friendly price of $99, available in red, white and black at selected Newstead and Epicentre.

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Not Your Ordinary Curry! Udon GOEN Reveals Secret Ingredient in their Curry

Craving for some Japanese Curry Rice when you are doing your shopping along Orchard Road? I’m sure you will be able to find one Japanese restaurants that sell this but if you are looking for something similar and cheaper, try Udon GEON and I’m sure you will love it just like we do :) Located within Wisma Atria’s Food Republic, Udeon GEON Japanese Tonkatsu has become a hot favourite among it’s customers ever since it was added to the menu. At Udon GEON, crispy fried tonkatsu lies on a bed of rice with delectably rich and thick curry, which is extremely flavourful as tonkotsu stock was added as the soup base, instead of water. Now, make a guess on the price you need to pay for this generous portion. $15? $10? Wrong~ $7.80 is all you need to pay! :D Other than the Japanese Tonkatsu Curry Rice, Ramen is also another favourite that you see people ordering, especially the ladies whom prefer something lighter and more healthier :P Udon GEON can be easily located upon …

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Get Lucky for your Dad and Win a Gift for Him from LG Singapore

This Father’s Day, LG Singapore is giving everyone the chance to win big for their fathers. From now to June 21, 2015, you can visit the LG Singapore Get Lucky for Dad Contest site ( and choose from one of three gift bundles listed below: 1. LG Music Flow Speaker and LG Sound Bar (worth $1,297) 2. LG Air Purifier and LG Hom-Bot (worth $1,023) 3. LG G4 Smartphone (worth $998) To qualify, simply fill out the online form, answer a simple question and submit it. A maximum of three submissions a day is allowed to increase your chances of winning. Do not fret if you did not win any of the three gift bundles as you still stand a chance of winning the grand draw prize of 49-inch LG Ultra HD TV worth $1,899. In addition to the LG products, there are 10 pairs of movie passes to be won by sharing the contest on your Facebook timeline as a public post. A total of 14 winners will be announced via LG Singapore’s Facebook …

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Escape from The Conspiracy- key visual

1st island-wide Real Escape Game in Singapore!

Real Escape Game in Singapore returns with its first island-wide edition! Vivid Creations and SCRAP, the creator of Real Escape Game in Japan, are proud to present Escape from The Conspiracy, the largest edition of this puzzle-solving game series. With the support of Singapore Tourism Board’s Kickstart Fund, Real Escape Game (REG) in Singapore Vol. 9 aims to attract more than 3000 participants over all the weekends in June 2015. Enjoy the excitement of going around the island to gather clues and solve puzzles. It was my first time attempting to play the game and it really squeeze and drained my brain juices badly, but it’s fun and entertaining! best when you play it with a group of friends! REG is a thematic puzzle-based game that was the first of its kind to be brought in from Japan in 2012, and is a pioneer in the establishment of the “escape room” concept in Singapore. REG focuses on the finest quality of puzzle contents, encourages real-life social interactions and promotes team bonding among players. Starting at …

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TIMBERLAND® Design Your Own Custom Made Timberland Footwear

Tired of anticipating for the next colour way or the launch of a special collaboration to bring your next pair of Timberland boots home? Wait no longer as Timberland’s “Design Your Own” customization program is now back with improved features, including a more user-friendly interface, fresh color options and material choices, for you to express your creativity and build your desired shoes! With the new online customization program, you can choose your favourite style from six environmentally friendly Timberland models, including the ever popular classic 6” boots, 2-Eye Boat Shoes and 3-Eye Classic Lug Shoes, to customize your one-of-a-kind footwear. Starting from the colour of leather down to initial embroidery on tongue and heel, colour of soles and type of lace hardware, express yourself in your very own rugged to refined style with the boundless possibilities limited only by your imagination. In addition, Timberland introduces a range of new colours like Dark Grey, Chestnut, Cinnamon and Navy Blue in smooth leather material that you can personalise your 6” boots in now. The brand new Design …

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Unique Charity Run to Light Up 100 Lives in Singapore

The SOSD and Assisi Hospice is organizing a unique charity run on 3rd October 2015, at the East Coast Park to raise funds for both organisations. Titled the “Light Up Your Life Run”, this distinctive evening event features various lighting themes and fun-filled activities for all ages. The non-competitive event is opened to the public. Categories for participation include the individual 5 km and 10 km run, as well as the 2 km dog walk (dog accompanied by owner). Every participant will receive a goodie bag worth up to S$250, including a limited edition event T-shirt, a bottle of vitamins, pet food from Wellness, energy bar and vouchers from our generous sponsors such as Delifrance and Renault. Participants and members of the public can also enjoy activities on the sidelines of the charity run, including a mini-carnival that will feature various stalls and family activities at the event site. Details on the mini-carnival will be available closer to the event date. The funds raised from this event will go towards the operating expenses for both …

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Indulge in a taste of Vietnam at the NTUC FairPrice Vietnam Fair 2015

FairPrice’s Vietnam Fair brings you a marriage of fluffy fragrant rice and succulent, bouncy tiger shrimps from 4 to 18 June 2o15 without having to travel 2,856km for a taste of Vietnam! Here’s some of the exclusive items available at the Vietnam Fair. Hong Hanh First Press Extra Virgin Fish Sauce 330ml · Specially imported from Vietnam, the Hong Hanh First Press Extra Virgin Fish Sauce has been fermented for more than 12 months in traditional wooden barrels in Vietnam, producing only the purest and most scrumptious fish sauce. · Its distinct aroma and flavour makes a tasty everyday sauce for Vietnamese cooking. · Enhanced with anchovy extract, this sweet sauce is best used for stir-fried dishes, dips for spring rolls, and marinade for grilled meat.   OH RICEY! Instant Rice Noodles 70g · The OH RICEY! Instant Rice Noodles has been specially imported for the FairPrice Vietnam Fair, and is exclusively available at FairPrice. · The noodles are made from pure rice, and the soup from traditional spices of Pho Vietnam. · The instant rice …

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Enjoy extended call-time with the new Jabra Boost

Jabra, a leading manufacturer of intelligent audio solutions, unveiled Jabra Boost, an energy-conserving headset that features the longest battery life in the market. With a 1-year standby time enabled by its Power Nap feature, the small, sleek and hassle-free headset enhances connectivity anytime, anywhere. Boosting Talk Time Jabra Boost will be your best partner in a conversation marathon with its extended talk time that lasts up to 9 hours. Also equipped with the Power Nap feature, users can enjoy up to 1 year of standby time as Jabra Boost preserves battery power for your important moments and conversations. If your headset has been disconnected from your phone for 60 minutes, Jabra Boost automatically enters the Power Nap function and turns off by itself. To “wake” Jabra Boost, all you need to do is to double tap the multi-function button. On-demand Siri/Google function A simple tap on the multi-function button activates Siri and Google Now at your command. This effortless activation brings great convenience for users in creating and checking appointments while they are on the road maneuvering through busy …

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Cafe-hopping in Taiwan – 9 September Cafe

Level Up! Darren bloggie is not only cafe hopping in Singapore, but is venturing out to other countries as well! :) First up on darrenbloggie, we have 9 September Cafe, located in Taiwan where it’s only open in September! haha~ nah… just kidding :P Located along the alley in Taipei city, this cafe is decorated in a woody and industrial ambient where you can see wooden crates and metal grills topped with lots and lots of flowers and plants which create a relaxing vibe ;) the cafe is seperated into indoor and outdoor seating, where you can spend an afternoon with a cup of coffee people watching or getting some inspiration. Let’s take a look at the menu Was there for the brunch menu and here’s what we’ve ordered. Every brunch set comes with either an americano coffee, breakfast tea, fresh juices or you may top up an additional NT90 for any drinks of your choice in the menu. I ordered the signature September Brunch set (NT340) which comes with a selection of bread, scrambled …

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Disney on Classic: Olaf Comes To Singapore!

This summer, Olaf visits our sunny island at The Star Vista on 6, 7, 13 and 14 June. Frozen fans who snap a photo with Olaf and upload it on Instagram with the hashtag, #disneyonclassicsg would stand to win 4 VIP tickets (worth $676) and 4 backstage tour passes to Disney on Classic ~ A Magical Night ASIA TOUR 2015! During this period, anyone who purchases at least $170 worth of tickets to Disney on Classic at The Star Vista between 6-14 June may receive a Frozen Charm Bracelet*. Experience the magic of Disney as never before with its most successful live orchestral show, Disney on Classic ~ A Magical Night! Following 12 years of sold out performances in Japan; Disney on Classic ~ A Magical Night is finally arriving in Southeast Asia and Singapore for the first time for the whole family to enjoy. This full-length concert will showcase the most beloved tunes from the famed Walt Disney Studios songbook, performed by 8 international singers and Singapore’s very own Metropolitan Festival Orchestra under the …

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Oberstrasse at Kitchener Complex

Kitchener complex is located just right behind V Hotel at Lavender and it’s only less than 5 mins walking distance from Lavender MRT station. When I visited the place, it’s rather new as there are still a few shops undergoing renovation (but im sure it’s all ready by now). Located at the ground floor of Kitchener complex is where you can find Oberstrasse, a cafe which serves breakfast, lunch and sometime dinner. Do check their facebook on opening hours before paying a visit. Love the modern rustic ambience :) and the open kitchen concept as well! We ordered Luncheon Fries, $5.50 as our sides and it taste really good with the chili sauce. For mains, we have Grilled Chicken Chop with Baked Potatoes, $9.50. Whole chicken thigh nicely grilled and topped with caramelized onions and served with cajun baked potatoes and mesclun salad as sides. Chicken was average and I was hoping that it can be more juicy. We also tried the Aglio Olio, $9.50 and it taste not too bad. Garlic taste can be stronger …

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Jetstar Asia to move to KLIA2 terminal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 8 July 2015

From 8 July 2015, all Jetstar Asia flights will arrive and depart from the KLIA2 terminal at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. KLIA2 is located less than two kilometres away from the KLIA Main Terminal and is accessible from KL Sentral via the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit. There is no change in the flight schedule, ground handler, check-in facilities or check-in timings. However, passengers transferring between KLIA Main terminal and KLIA2 will need to clear immigration and collect their checked bags before they can transfer to their next flight. Passengers are advised to check in at the airport at least two hours before departure and are reminded to allow ample time for their local transfers to and from the KLIA airport. Passengers booked to travel between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur on and after 2 June will receive an updated email itinerary to reflect the location of the new airport. The straight-to-gate web check-in services will continue to be available to passengers in the new terminal. For more information, visit

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adidas Originals unveils Stan Smith Summer 2015 Packs

adidas today announced the launch of the iconic Stan Smith Summer 2015 collection, featuring the Metallic, Honeycomb Gloss and Weave packs. Influenced by the balmy and bright weather, the Stan Smith packs retain their signature clean silhouettes with textures and colours that combine casual summer style and comfort. Since its debut as a tennis shoe in the 70s, the Stan Smith has made its way from the court to the street, becoming one of adidas’ best-selling shoes of all time. Following its triumphant return in 2014, the shoe has reaffirmed its status and unparalleled blend of style and simplicity with these iconic packs. MID-SUMMER METALLIC PACK Just in time for the summer sunshine, adidas Originals has given the Stan Smith model a touch of glimmer with the Mid-Summer Metallic Pack. Staying true to the shoe’s original form, the upper has been rendered in premium pure-white snakeskin leather. The Mid-Summer Metallic Pack is available at LE Vault at 313@Somerset, LE Chambers MBS and LE Queensway. WOMEN’S HONEYCOMB GLOSS PACK adidas Originals presents a subtle twist on the original Stan Smith silhouette for the ladies with the …

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