In this volume of the travel photobook, you will get to see the impressive architecture of the University of Sydney, market at the Market City, Taronga Zoo and a nice cafe found in there.
Artichoke is tucked away in the courtyard of Sculpture Square off Middle Road, a small little cafe and bar which is perfect for a chill-lax session with your friends over food and drinks (beer and alcoholic).
Not long ago, my friends decided to bring me out for dinner as I was kinda down and they brought me to this restaurant hidden in a corner at the newly opened Orchardgateway, Supply & Demand. From what my friend to me, it’s not easy to get a seat there as it’s always full and you need to make reservations online. If not, be prepared to queue up to more than an hour for a seat. We’re lucky as we didn’t wait for long, approx 20 mins on that day, though my friend made a booking online and only to know that he booked the wrong date LOL!
Brand new 502-room hotel at Orchardgateway showcases revolutionary ‘Jen’ hotel hospitality concept Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, the first of a new ‘Jenre’ of fresh, friendly and fuss-free mid-range hotels by Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd, opened its doors to the public in Singapore. The opening is the first in a major initiative to launch the Hotel Jen brand in nine key gateway cities across Asia Pacific by March 2015.
*Ps just in case you are wondering, yes the post is about my Hong Kong & Macau trip in Feb this year :P After 3 nights in Hong Kong, we moved on to Macau, the City of Dream! This is my first time to Macau and I have to say that I’m really looking forward to it. We bought the ferry tickets from Hong Kong to Macau at HKD160.00.
A few weeks ago, when my friends and I drove past Upper Paya Lebar Road, I caught sight of a yellow signboard with the words “Three Years in a Balloon” outside a shophouse. Being a sucker for cafes, I was excited and googled about it. I found out that it was a newly opened café, operated by the same people behind Wimbly Lu. Three Years in a Balloon specialises mainly in desserts such as cakes, waffles and ice cream. I also found out that it was only open on weekdays until 7.30pm. I don’t get home before 10pm usually (the café was near my home) so there was no way I could make it after work. Still, the hipster in me wanted to try the café – try it before everyone knows about it! – so I made up my mind to find a free afternoon to visit it. So here I am!
I guess this cafe is one of the most secretive cafe that i’ve ever know. Just like what my title says, many will seek but not all shall find. Phew~ we are the lucky ones to find it :) It’s located along Niven Road but you will not be able to see any store front nor a big sign saying CAFE HERE. Here’s a hint to you, there’s this blue door located along this stretch where you will need to knock on it. Locating this door isn’t hard but getting into this blue door, you might need some luck. If someone opens the door for you, you’re lucky today. If not, then sorry, you will have to come back again another day as seats in there are really limited.
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This Mid-Autumn season, surprise your family and loved ones with new and delectable mooncake flavours available on Qoo10. Pamper yourself with Bird’s Nest mooncakes from Hong Kong’s Wing Wah Cake Shop and enjoy a bird’s nest buffet of six exciting flavours – coconut milk, custard and sweet potato, maple syrup and mocca, rock sugar and pandan, honey and green tea, and mango puree. Durian and mooncake lovers get the best of both worlds with creamy D24 durian mooncakes from durian specialist Lele Durian, guaranteed to satisfy the taste buds of every connoisseur. For Muslim friends in the month of Hari Raya Haji, Halal mooncakes from Bake Mission and Ogilvye Café Gelato are a good gift for sharing bite-sized pieces of Chinese culture. Concocted by Bake Mission’s chef Bruce Lei, the Wu Gu Feng white butter skin mooncakes are filled with lotus paste and macadamia bits for a burst of traditional flavour. Ogilvye Café Gelato offers snow skin mooncakes encasing mango, chocolate, pistachio and durian gelato. A healthier option for weight watchers is the pure sugarless …
Innovative two-part modular camera designed for “freestyle shooting” that captures amazing moments from any angle imaginable Capturing memories on camera will never be the same again with the EX-FR10, Casio’s latest addition to its EXILIM family of compact digital cameras, available in Singapore at the end of September 2014. The innovative two-part modular design enables users to explore a myriad of perspectives and camera angles currently not possible with conventional cameras today.
Located in the neighbourhood of Havelock road, just right below Blk 22 sits this cafe, The Tastemaker Store. Designed with a simple layout which makes one feel at home where you are able to spend an afternoon with your friends and family over an enjoyable meal ;)
Samsung Dream Exchange Campaign 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 objects, and most importantly, it performed better than what I would have expected under low light conditions! As there are simply too many photos that I’ve taken which I would like to share with you, I’m breaking them up into different volumes :) Presenting to you, VOLUME 01 : MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THESE, Darrenbloggie’s Travel Photobook Collaboration with Samsung
Guest Post by Ally Chua I had a rare afternoon off work, so I met up with my friends to check out Anthesis, a bakery / café in Robertson Quay that I had wanted to visit for quite some time. Anthesis exterior
It’s Cafe hopping time and this time round, we visited Ronin Cafe, located along Hong Kong Street, directly opposite Central. You might not be able to notice it as there isn’t any signages that says Ronin Cafe but only the unit no. I love the ambience of the cafe. Very minimalistic and the use of rustic light bulbs, vintage-y furniture like old school cinema chairs and benches with fresh flowers placed on some of the tables.
Match ball specially created for showpiece Final on Sunday 13th July with colours reflecting the green and gold of the FIFA World Cup trophy. adidas unveiled the brazuca Final Rio Official Match Ball, the official match ball for the Final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The ball will be an integral part of the Final on 13th July when the top two federations battle it out for a place in history. The design of brazuca Final Rio has been inspired by the green and gold on the FIFA World Cup trophy and is a variation of the previously released adidas brazuca Official Match Ball which was launched back in December last year.
With the recommendation from my friends and viewing pics of these cafe on instagram, I just have to add it into the list of cafe that i want to visit. It was really an impromptu decision, as my initial plan was to visit the cafe on a weekend afternoon, but since both my friend and I was thinking hard of a place for dinner, we decided to have it there. Eight Cafe & Bar is located along Bukit Pasoh, on the same stretch of street where The New Majestic Hotel is located. Be prepared to get Wow-ed by the vintagey interior decor ;)
Singapore will get a taste of Manchester’s fierce football rivalry when SingTel and Samsung bring megastars of the beautiful game, Rio Ferdinand and Sergio Agüero, to town on May 15 and 16. Rivals on and off the pitch, the world-class footballers will face-off in the SingTel Game On! challenge, a unique two-day contest that aims to celebrate Singapore’s passion for football in the leadup to the 2014 FIFA World CupTM. The event is part of SingTel’s regional partnership with Samsung, which was recently launched together with the highly anticipated GALAXY S5 LTE.
Second day of my hong kong trip, we went to a factory outlet which sells all the branded stuff like Coach, Gucci, i.t store, G.O.D, prada, and many many more! but eventually i didn’t get anything from there though :X
Are you ready for the ‘Ben & Jerriest day of the year’? To say ‘THANK YOU’ to the fans for their continued support, Ben & Jerry’s is inviting all fans to enjoy a free scoop of ice cream on them this Free Cone Day, Tuesday, 8 April 2014, at their scoop shops.
Advertorial Leading a healthy lifestyle is something that I always wish to have and I’m glad that i’ve managed to do that, especially when i noticed myself losing more than 10 kg over the past one year. Firstly, controlling your diet is important. Cutting down on sugary stuff and eat more fruits and vegetables helps ;) It’s not that you can’t indulge in your favourite cakes and ice cream, just that you need to do control yourself from over eating. Other than controlling your diet, excercise is another important factor in helping you to keep a healthy lifestyle! I started visiting the gym since last year and i’m glad that i’m enjoying it thus far ;)