Thursday, December 29, 2016

Great Savings with the ENTERTAINER & Cheers Singapore 2017 App

The ENTERTAINER, launched since 2012 is packed with more than 1,700 Buy One Get One Free offers for hotels, restaurants, cafés, attractions, leisure activities, spas, fitness, retail, etc..  Customers can expect to save up to S$250,0000 at Singapore’s most celebrated venues, like Meat Smith, Jamie’s Italian, Open Door Policy, Bedrock Bar & Grill, Wave House, Spa Luna Sentosa, Forest Adventure and much more with the ENTERTAINER Singapore 2017.

Recently, the app has introduced ‘Smiles’, a virtual currency system which allows members to earn and spend rewards throughout the year. Rewards include offer top-ups, when you’ve used up all three at your favourite spots, extra Pings and more.

This is not all! The ENTERTAINER has also recently launched another new dogotal product - Cheers Singapore 2017, featuring hundreds of Buy One Get One Free offers exclusively redeemable on drinks at your favourite restaurants, bars and nightspots. Offers range from single beverages to bottles of wine / spirits / beers, double cocktails, pitchers and more at venues like LongPlay, Gravity Bar (Carlton hotel), Mad Men Attic Bar and Sentosa’s Finest - Bob’s Bar, Museo and much more. This is definitely a good news for people who love chilling out with friends over some drinks.


Apart from the exclusive F&B deals, the ENTERTAINER members will also get to access enjoy exclusive deals in ‘Hotels Worldwide’, which includes Buy One Night, Get One Free offers at over 500 hotels in more than 30 popular destinations including Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Dubai and more. Hotels Worldwide includes international hotel brands such as InterContinental, Marriott, Fairmont, Sheraton, Banyan Tree, Radisson, Shangri-La and Hyatt.  Be it seeking an escapade for a relaxing vacation
or a travel adventure, Hotels Worldwide is your ticket to great savings.

Both the ENTERTAINER and Cheers Singapore 2017 are retailing at S$125.00 each. However, now you can purchase of the ENTERTAINER Singapore 2017 at a special price of S$95.00.  On top of this, you will also get the Cheers Singapore 2017 worth S$125.00, FREE of CHARGE! This means a savings of S$155.00!  This exceptional deal will be available for a limited period only, directly from the ENTERTAINER.

The ENTERTAINER App & Cheers App is available to download free on iOS or Android app stores. More information will be available on their official website and Facebook page


Grab it before you miss the deal! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Enjoy Sunshine GIF of Love at Mandarin Gallery


Now you can enjoy a special treat from Sunshine at the entrance of Mandarin Gallery. Sunshine is setting up a photo booth where all are welcomed to take pictures with their loved ones during below hours:

16 Dec (Fri) 5pm - 10pm (5 hours)
17 Dec (Sat) 12noon - 10pm (10 hours)
18 Dec (Sun) 12noon - 10pm (10 hours)
19 Dec (Mon) 5pm - 10pm (5 hours)
20 Dec (Tue) 5pm - 10pm (5 hours)
21 Dec (Wed) 5pm - 10pm (5 hours)
22 Dec (Thu) 5pm - 10pm (5 hours)
23 Dec (Fri) 12noon - 10pm (10 hours)
24 Dec (Sat) 12noon - 10pm (10 hours)
25 Dec (Sun) 12noon - 10pm (10 hours)

This isn’t the typical old-fashioned photo booth, but a new age GIF photo booth which animates your photos into a GIF.

And this is not all!  24,000 loaves of the newly crafted Canadian Sprout Extra Fine wholemeal bread that is LOW in fat and sugar and made with 100% Wholemeal Flour, will also be given away! This loaf is baked with Canadian AnthograinsTM which gives the bread an aromatic taste of wholemeal despite being finely milled. The Canadian AnthograinTM is sprouted to increase the grain’s digestibility and nutrient absorption.


You’ll be able to sample Sunshine’s Canadian Sprout Extra Fine topped with premium SCS Cream Cheese while waiting to enter the Sunshine animated GIF photo booth.

What are you waiting for?  Head to Mandarin Gallery and enjoy the GIF of Love with Sunshine!

For more information on Sunshine Bakeries, please visit www.sunshine.com.sg, and www.facebook.com/SunshineBakeries.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Guilt-Free Indulgences with MAGNOLIA Gotcha Astronaut Ice-Cream


The MAGNOLIA Gotcha Astronaut has been awarded the ‘Healthier Choice Symbol’ by the Health Promotion Board as there's no trans-fat and less than 200 calories a stick

MAGNOLIA Gotcha ice cream takes the palate on an imaginative thrilling ride across the galaxy with its novel spaceship-inspired design. Its rich, full-bodied chocolate flavour will swoon even the most ardent chocoholics.


Truly decadence on a stick, the MAGNOLIA Gotcha Astronaut makes a lovely treat for children and even adults to cool down on a sunny day, an indulgent treat for all occasions or simply awesome to end the meal with a sweet note. The chocolaty ice-cream is always delightful for the kids, and parents can now let their children indulge their favourite dessert without worrying about trans-fat or calories with the all-new MAGNOLIA Gotcha Astronaut ice cream!

The MAGNOLIA Gotcha Astronaut is retailing in single serves at the recommended selling price of S$0.60 a stick at chosen mini marts and provision stores. It is also available in a box of six packs at S$3.30, in all major supermarkets and hypermarkets.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Starbucks Singapore 20th Anniversary Specials


14 December 2016 - Starbucks Singapore  turns 20 today. In celebration, there will be loads of fringe activities that will be held at the very first store in Singapore - Starbucks @ Liat Towers from 11am to 8pm!

Come down to Starbucks @ Liat Tower for a series of fun fringe activities:
  • Try out the Singapore-inspired Frappuccinos* specially created for the day which consist of flavors like Chendol, Bandung, their version of the “Singapore Sling” – Starbucks Sling. (First 20 drinks of every hour will be Free! (limited to 1 per customer)
  • Enjoy Starbuck® Teavana™ mocktail samples on the house (e.g. Sparkling Youthberry Cold Brew, Indulgent Chocola-tea Chai)
  • Receive a Starbucks reusable cup and have it customized by local artists on-site, while stocks last
  • Capture Instagram-worthy pictures and pick up your insta-print
  • Leave your well-wishes or a favorite Starbucks memories on the store front



Celebratory Treats & Promotions exclusive to Starbucks Members
  • The first 500 MSR customers to spend $50 and more at Starbucks Liat Towers on 14th December get to walk away with an exclusive limited edition Starbucks Card for free!
  • In additional for 14th Decemener, get 20 Bonus Stars with every $20 spend, or delight in a buy-one-get-one promotion on all Christmas beverages – Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Latte, Toffee Nut Latte and the Teavana™ Red Ribbon Green Tea Latte!


In additional, for 12th to 18th Decemeber:
  • Get 20% off all purchases of regular-priced Starbucks retail coffee, tea and merchandise for your loved ones!
  • Buy the newly launched Local Dot Collection mug priced at $32.90 and get a $10 Starbucks Card free. 




STARBUCKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Date: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Location: Starbucks at Liat Towers

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kokopanda - Seoulistic SuperFood Dessert & Beverages opening in Plaza Singapura!


Kokopanda is a new quick serve Seoulistic SuperFood Dessert & Beverages which will launch in Singapore on 16 December 2016 at Plaza Singapura, #B2-60.   They believe in a green world free from toxins and pollution, where all have the right to grow up in a safe, clean environment and enjoy tasty food that’s toxin-free. Their mission is to globalize nutritious desserts, snacks & beverages such that everyone around the world can indulge in a healthier way.

Kokopanda provides health-conscious individuals with a range of soft serve & beverage choices that offers a healthy indulgence, perfect for cleansing the palate or detoxing. Their three unique soft serves include Black Yogo (frozen yogurt) made from roasted coconut husk, White Cremo (Korean soft serve ice-cream), and their signature KoKO Twisto (a combination of both black yogo and white cremo), which are made from delicious Korean-Milk and has extra health benefits.

Besides using quality ingredients sourced directly from Korea, the Seoulistic soft serve also offers options of adding superfood toppings such as KoKoCrunch granola which consists of rice puffs and dried fruits that are rich in nutrients & fibre, a wide range of natural dried Korean superfruits including Jeju tangerine and strawberries that are rich in vitamins and natural goodness. Drinks such as Koko Fruitox which are low temperature dried Korean fruits are infused in a vitamin-rich water or Jeju GreenTea Latte which makes detoxing fun!


Soft serves are $4.90 (with 1 topping free) or $5.90 (with 3 toppings free), additional toppings range from $0.50 - $0.80, while beverages range from $3.50 - $4.50.

As part of its launch promotion, Kokopanda will be having a 1-for-1 promo for all items on their menu from 16 - 18 Dec 2016.

Kokopanda
68 Orchard Road #B2-60 Plaza Singapura
Singapore 238839

For more information, visit:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kokopanda.kr/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/kokopanda.kr/

Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Opening Outlets of Tensho (天勝) by MOF

Tensho (天勝) by MOF, is a Japanese specialty tendon restaurant that strives to provide quality tempura donburi (Tendon) at affordable prices. Delicate and freshly made Japanese rice complements the fresh ingredients like ebi (prawns), eggs, fish and pumpkin slices to present a satisfying bowl of satisfying tendon! 

With the first Tensho outlet at CentrePoint, the 2nd outlet at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard #B1-08/09 now started operation on 6 Dec 2016.  Another new outlet is expected to open at United Square #01-14/15/16 to open on 23 Dec 2016.
Tensho offers 3 types of Tendon, each served with chawanmushi and miso soup as a complete meal. The recipes are developed by the Culinary Head Chef, Japanese Division - Chef Sonoda Kazunori, who is dedicated to continuously raise the culinary standards in Singapore. Each dish reflects his discerning taste for authentic Japanese cuisine

Hitomebore, (見鍾情米) one of the top grades of rice in Japan, and Onsen egg are used in the value-for-money tendon. Accompanying, is the special and savoury-sweet home-made sauce that compliment the delicate tempura.

The 3 types of Tendon that are offered by Tensho:



Mixed Tendon $14.90++
Prawn, fish, Onsen egg and vegetable tempuras on premium Japanese rice served with Chawanmushi and Miso Soup.




Vege Tendon $13.90++
Onsen egg and vegetable tempuras on premium Japanese rice served with Chawanmushi and Miso Soup.



Anago Tendon $18.90++
Sea Eel, Ebi, Onsen Egg & Vegetables tempura on premium Japanese rice served with Chawanmushi and Miso Soup.


Tensho by MOF
Address: 176 Orchard Road, #B1-20
The Centrepoint
Singapore 238843

Opening hours: Mon – Fri : 11.30am – 10pm / 10.30pm (Fri)
Sat – Sun, PH: 11.30am – 10pm / 10.30pm (Sat)






[Food Review] DaeSsiksin Korean BBQ Buffet by MOF @ West Mall

DaeSsiksin is an All-You-Can-Eat Korean Grill Barbeque Buffet Restaurant by Ministry of Food (MOF).

There are several outlets island wide with its latest addition at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard on 6 Dec 2016 and up coming new branch at United Square on 23 Dec 2016.

Recently, a group of friends and I were invited to DaeSsiksin @ West Mall for a food tasting session.

Right at the door steps of DaeSsiksin, you can feel the "K-wave" in the air with the big LED TVs  showing the K-Pop MVs.



All items of on the buffet line are authentically created by the team of Korean chefs to complement the décor reminiscent of a busy street in Seoul.  There is a good variety of 10 to 12 different types of signature marinated meats, fresh ingredients for the BBQ. Initially, I thought the variety seems o.k. only but I realized the spread is actually quite decent.  I did not even manage to try out all types of offerings in the buffet line! 


A good range of marinated meats, love the spicy spicy chicken bulgogi most!





And this is not all, there is also a good range of Korean delicacies and readily cooked food, so that you start your meal with the small bites and catching up with friends, while BBQ-ing the ingredients.


MUST EAT: The Kimchi is one of the highlight that CANNOT be missed!  Even Angie who don't usually fancy kimchi, thinks it taste nice too!  HP, Yuki and I can't help getting our 2nd and 3rd serving!

The Korean Pork Belly which doesn't seems too appealing, surprisingly tasted good, simply tender and juicy!


A serving of cheese dip is available at $3, which levels up your BBQ meal experience. The cheese lovers will definitely love it as cheese almost goes well with anything! 



Chef of the day - Yuki, is making full concentration in BBQ-ing!
The Korean Barbeque or Gogigui (meat roast) over the grill offers a burst of flavours, and tastes as good as it looks.


Try the unconventional way of BBQ-ing your food by experimenting around! Add in some fried rice to the BBQ grill pan together with the BBQ meat, cheese with some kimchi and you get BBQ meat kimchi cheese fried rice!  Add in some sweet corns to add a touch of sweetnees...

If you are feeling guilty with eating all the meats only, wrap your BBQ food in a lettuce to balance up your diet with sufficient dietary fiber!


Ending the day with a group of friends over a dinner is simply awesome, as the fondest memories are made when gathered around the table!





Daessiksin Korean BBQ Buffet by MOF
Westmall, #01-38/39, Singapore
Tel: +65 62547837

Opening Hours:

Weekday:
Lunch: 11.30am-4.30pm
Dinner: 5.30-10pm (Friday: 5.30pm-10.30pm)
Saturday, Eve of Public Holiday: All day 11.30am-10.30pm
Sunday & Public Holiday: 11.30am-10.00pm

Other branches:

Bugis Plus, #04-05 Tel: +65 65091761
Orchard Gateway, #03-17 Tel: +65 67027427
Serangoon NEX, # 02-04/06 Tel: +65 6865 5054
Waterway Point, #01-33 Tel: +65 6385 8059
Causeway Point, #05-11 Tel: +65 67603797
AMK Hub B2-01 Tel: +65 64817459
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard #B1-08/09 Tel:  

Buffet Pricing:

Mon-Thurs (120 minutes), Fri (90 minutes)
Lunch $14.90++ (Adult), $10.90 (Child/Senior Citizen)
Dinner $24.90++ (Adult), $20.90 (Child/Senior Citizen)

Weekend, Public Holiday and eve of Public Holiday
All Day (90 minutes)
$24.90++ (Adult)
$20.90++ (Child/Senior Citizen)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Gifts Ideas for your friends and loved ones by Valore

Challenger’s private label, Valore carries a range of innovative tech gadgets as well as lifestyle accessories that aspire to improve everyone’s lifestyle.

It the season of giving again, and these are some Christmas gift ideas put up by Valore. You can get Valore products island wide at all Valore stores, Challenger/Challenger mini stores, as well as online at Hachi.tech.


Valore Metallic Gaming Keyboard $79.90

For players who want to enter gaming nirvana with an ultimate gaming experience. Never lose sight of your keys while gaming in the dark with the 3 brightness settings.


Valore 1080P Car DVR $79.90
For the careful drivers who place the security and safety of themselves and their loved ones, at theire priority.  They can drive assured, recording every detail of his/her journey with 140° ultra wide-angle lens.


Valore Mini Drone With 2.0MP Camera $119.00
For those who love to take your photos to the next level with angles offering a unique perspective. Capture stunning indoor and outdoor footage footage seamlessly with smooth piloting experience with the latest built-in 6 axis technology to resist strong wind.


Valore Premium Wireless Selfie Stick Combo $79.90
For the one who loves capturing every moment anytime, anywhere you go, wirelessly. Save the hassle to approach a stranger to help take a photo for you! This selfie stick combo comes
complete with a tripod, 3-in-1 lens and remote shutter control to take your selfie or wefie experience to another level.


Valore Wireless Sports Headset $49.90

For the sporty individuals who enjoy listening to their favourite heart-thumping music during any workout. Enjoy music during workout with the snug-fit ear tips and crystal clear audio of Valore Sports Headset. Connect up to 10 metres away from a Bluetooth-enabled device. Available in Red / Green colours.


Valore Yoga Ball $39.90

For the health buffs that prefer a fun, alternative workout. This multi-functional ball keeps you mobile, helps to build a healthy posture, improve balance and strengthen overall muscle tone. Available in Blue / Grey / Red colours.


Valore Digital Luggage Weighing Scale $24.90

For that avid travelers who is always on the move. No more fear of excess baggage and having the need to queue at the airport to weigh your baggage.  Simply weigh and check your baggage weight before take-off with a portable, high-precision digital luggage weighing scale.


Valore Electric Pepper Mill $24.90

For your loved one who enjoyed cooking.  No more manually twisting a pepper grinder for uneven pepper bits and say hello to freshly-ground pepper, from fine to coarse, with an easy touch of the electric pepper mill. Runs on 6 x AAA battery (not included)


Valore Automatic Wine Opener S$49.90

For the wine lovers to open wine bottles effortlessly and in style with the Valore battery-operated electric wine opener. Available in Blue / Grey / Red colours and comes with a foil cutter that removes seal completely.  Runs on 4 x AA Alkaline battery (not included).

Sunday, December 4, 2016

UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS Movie Review

The fifth installment to the blockbuster franchise, Underworld: Blood Wars opens in cinemas 1 Dec 2016.

Genres: Action | Horror
Running Time: 92 minutes


UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS official trailer



UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS Synopsis
This installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.  With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must put a stop to the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means having to make the ultimate sacrifice.


Movie Review
I have not watched the earlier installments of the movie so I cannot compare it against the earlier installments of the blockbuster movie.  Glad that I'm still able to catch the flow of the movie and have an idea what happened earlier via the multiple flashbacks.  The movie title seems appropriate as there is much bloodshed through out the movie; and with some intimate scenes, this explains why the movie is rated M18 only. Kate Beckinsale looks damn hot in her black catsuit. Generally, the movie is not only action-filled with the wars between the Lycans and Vampires, it also covers on love, hate, kinship and betrayal, and with some twists in the movie, I will rate it a 3/5.  Psst... there will be a 6th installment and I definitely hope it will fare even better than this.  Remember to stay till the end of the movie!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Taste of 300 years tradition with Singapore's First-ever Yuzu Bath at Yunomori Onsen & Spa

Yunomori, the first and only authentic Japanese onsen with the largest variety of pools in Singapore, is bringing in the first-ever yuzu bath, which will be available for a  limited time until 31 Dec 2016.


Guests can enjoy all-day access to the onsen facilities at S$38+ only, where everything is provided for.  From locker facilities to yukata, towel, use of luxury brand Puri Alchemy’s toiletries and other lifestyle amenities. Apart from yuzu bath, guests can also have enjoy other onsen baths variations, including Soda Bath, Bubble Bath, Jet Bath and Cold Bath; and other facilities such as the Sauna and Steam Room and lounge where they rejuvenate their senses.


One's body will be supremely receptive to the benefits of massage, after the relaxation of Onsen bath. Guests can choose to add on the authentic Thai spa therapies that last between 30 - 90 minutes of massage treatment, with an additional fee from S$30+ to S$118+.

The yuzu bath has been a tradition practised by the Japanese on the winter solstice day, since early 18th century. It is believe that the yuzu bath can help to ward off winter colds and the common flu.  Other benefits include, enhancing the skin condition to become smoother, more radiant and moisturised.  With yuzu containing citrus acids and vitamin C, the bath also help to heal chapped skin. The oil from the yuzu stimulates the circulatory and digestive systems. The bath is especially beneficial for busy Singaporeans with hectic lifestyle, as it helps to alleviate body aches and back pains, and improve blood circulation as well.


Together with the launch of Yuzu bath, the Yunomori cafe will also dole out yuzu-themed mainstays. 

Quenched your thirst with the refreshing Yuzu Soda - S$5+or the velvety rich flavoured Yuzu Smoothie - S$5.50+.  



Enjoy the Yuzu Udon - S$9.80+, ), where the plain al dente udon is served chilled, with an added tangy note from the yuzu.


Cap off the experience with Yuzu Sorbet ($4.50+), a great dessert to combat Singapore’s humid weather.


Apart from the Yuzu-theme dishes, you can also try on other main courses, which are just as delectable.

Japanese Assorted Platter - S$17.80+, the platter is definitely a very stomach filling one, with  ), this platter consists of a good portion of Teriyaki Chicken, Saba Fish, Salad, miso soup, fish cakes,  Japanese pearl rice and mochi, etc.  This platter can even be shared among 2 whom are of smaller appetite.


Chicken Karaage Curry - S$13.80+, with crispy deep fried chicken karaage and potatoes, served with Japanese pearl rice, salad and miso soup. 




Yunomori Onsen & Spa December Promotion

1-for-1 Onsen Happy Hour Promotion
Yunomori’s 1-for-1 happy hour promotion is back by popular demand, and extended till 31 Dec 2016, T&Cs applied.  Now you can experience the first authentic Japanese Onsen in Singapore at only $19+ per pax (U.P. $38+)! The onsen entry pass entitles access to different variations of onsen baths including Soda Bath, Bubble Bath, Jet Bath and Cold Bath, part from the Yuzu bath and other facilities such as Steam Room, Sauna and  lounge. Promotion is valid from Mon - Wed, 7pm – 11pm only.


2-To-Go Massage
Yunomori Onsen & Spa is also offering weekday special massage promotions, which will be available from 1st December to 31st December, from Mondays to Thursdays (10am-6pm).

60-minute Thai Massage @ S$138 for 2 pax (UP: S$176)
90-minute Aroma Oil Massage @ S$199 for 2 pax (UP: S$276)

Christmas Gift Card Promotion
It's the festive season of the year again!  Treat your love ones to  a  unique  relaxation  and  rejuvenation  experience  at Yunomori  Onsen  &  Spa.  The gift cards come in any denominations and can be used to purchase onsen passes, spa treatments and food and beverages at Yunomori cafe! What's more? Enjoy 5% OFF and 2 free onsen passes for $500 worth of gift cards purchased, and 10% OFF and 5 free onsen passes, with $1,000 worth of gift cards purchased! Valid till 31 December 2016.


Yunomori Onsen & Spa
Kallang Wave Mall, #02-17/18 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628
(Take escalator near the exit of NTUC FairPrice; Carpark B Area 3/4)
Nearest MRT: Stadium
Tel:  6386 4126 / 6385 7985
Opening Hours:  10.00 am. – 11.00 pm daily


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