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Sunday, November 29, 2015

18 Interesting Highlights at Christmas Wonderland Gardens by The Bay

Time for the annual festive season celebration! Gardens by the Bay, the spectacular garden city in Singapore has transformed into a Christmas Wonderland, creating a magnificent lights visual for visitors to have a fun, memorable and delightful Christmas celebration with their family and friends in this December.

Hence today I am going to share with you the 18 interesting things to see and play at the Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay. The Christmas Wonderland will be opening from 27 November 2015 to 3 January 2016, from 4pm to 12am daily. Admission is FREE!

1. Helter Skelter Slide
Never before seen in Singapore, let your child play merrily on the Helter Skelter, another iconic attraction in Christmas fairs around Europe. The word Helter-Skelter literarily means ‘hurried and confused’, ‘in haste’ or ‘disorderly’ and the lighthouse-like structure with a high spiral slide offers you more-or-less the same experience. Climb up the insides of the 14-metre high tower amidst darkness and with cracks of lights penetrating through the gaps in the outer spiral wall. Having reached the top, be greeted with a majestic view over the Fairground, before spiraling back down.

2. Spiegeltent
Dine in an exquisite assembly of the century-old travelling ‘Mirror Tent’ from the Netherlands. The ornate century-old Spiegeltent or "Mirror Tent" is a large travelling tent constructed in wood and canvas complete with brocade draperies, stained glass and beautifully handcarved artwork. This 6-metre high and 18-metre wide tent comes in 1000 pieces, which are expertly assembled in just 2 days! Originally built in the late 19th and early 20th century, only a handful of them remain in existence and are used as a feature attraction at various festivals around the world.

3. Culina
Festive Market at Supertree Grove welcomes Culina to experience at Christmas Wonderland, Gardens by the Bay. Visitors can stock up on artisanal jams, festive goodies, wines and champagne at the retail section or immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere in Culina’s thoughtfully decorated hut and enjoy freshly shucked oysters, specially curated charcuterie plate, cheese platter and more.

4. Festive Market at Supertree Grove
Start your unique Christmas gifts shopping such as Luminarie souvenirs, crafts, boutique goods and vintage finds at Gardens by the Bay! Weave your way around the Supertree Grove, where the charming European-style Festive Market will feature a collection of 19 specially designed wooden huts adapted from renowned Christmas markets throughout Europe, such as those in Hyde Park in London and the Avenue des Champs-élysées in Paris.

5. Vintage Carousel
What's a Christmas fairground without the vintage Carousel! The Carousel has become an ultimate fairground icon that is as recognisable today as it was in Victorian times. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the British fairground was the most fantastic cocktail of cutting-edge engineering; the flair of the artist, the skill of the carver and the achievements of European organ builders - and the Carousel was at the heart of this, with all the elements coming together. Each ride cost at S$10.

6. Carnival Games at The Fairground
Challenge your family and friends in a good game of chance and skills, including Extreme Basketball, Can Smash 1 and Roll-a-ball at the Carnival Game stalls located at the Fairground (near The Meadow). You might just walk away with attractive prizes including toys from your favourite Disney and Warner Brother characters, such as Baymax, Minions, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Drake the Dragon, Paddles the Duck and many more.

7. Ice Palace
The Ice Palace makes its debut at the festival this year. Visitors can make snow angels at the Snow Playground or experience ice skating in the tropics.

8. Brewerkz
Re-energize yourself and indulge with Brewerkz as they will be serving exclusive Christmas Turkey Burger and Santa Pulled Pork Roll at Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay in this Festive season.

9. Christmas Toyland
A brand-new Christmas Toyland floral display blooms in the coolness of the Flower Dome. This year, toys reign supreme amidst yuletide floral favourites like the poinsettia, Christmas rose, winter heather and holly. Towering over the enchanting floral display is the centerpiece of Christmas Toyland – an 11-metre tall Christmas Pyramid decked with toys. This multi-tiered traditional German wooden carousel will transform into a 'live' stage, hosting a series of festive performances for the very first time in the Flower Field.

10. Christmas Wonderland Tokens
This is the key to kick off your carnival games at Christmas Wonderland. Each tokens cost at S$2 and can be purchase at the token counter around Gardens by The Bay.

11. Carnival Games Toys
Eyeing on your favourite Disney and Warner Brother Characters? Play and win those attractive prizes including Baymax, Minions, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Drake the Dragon, Paddles the Duck and many more.

12. Janice Wong
Creative confections are displayed through edible installations that resemble both an art gallery and a fashion boutique. Sweets include multicoloured lollipops, chocolate bon bon, bottles, mochis, pop cakes and Christmas specials designed for Christmas Wonderland.

13. Dining under the Romantic Moonlight
Purchase your meal and start dining with your friends or love ones under the romantic moonlight located at the Supertree Grove. Alternative you may want to drink your foods for dining too.

14. Spalliera
Revel in the wonder of 'snow' in the tropics with the nightly Blizzard Time set to enthrall all ages at the Spalliera. Also adding to the snowfall line-up this year is the new Fun with Bubbles, located at The Fairground. Be sure to join in the snowy fray and witness the fluffy little flakes or soapy bubbles floating in the air during the two snowfall shows – a beautiful backdrop for family photo memories.

15. Luminarie Light Sculptures
Lending a festive air to the Gardens, the magnificent Luminarie light sculptures, delicately handmade by Italian skilled craftsmen using white wood from the south of Italy, will feature an all-new architectural design reminiscent of the medieval period. As many as 56 enchanting sculptures – the tallest towering over 20 metres – will nestle amidst the greenery within the Supertree Grove, Dragonfly Bridge and Flower Dome.

16. Garden Rhapsody with Christmas Theme Songs
Be part and sing along with the Christmas themed song, the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay come to life in a spectacular light and sound show. Soak in the beautiful experience of lights dancing in the daily shows.

17. Tiger's Milk
Tired of Tiger Beer? Why not trying out the Tiger’s Milk! Let Tiger's Milk take you on a flavourful adventure this wonderful Christmas with Tiger’s Milk, Singapore’s very first Peruvian-inspired rooftop bar!

18. AIA TrickArt
Visit the AIA TrickArt and let your imagination run wild with the original 3D optical mirror-illusion! Snap a picture at the AIA TrickArt with your family and friends, and use the photos as personalised Christmas e-greetings for this festive season!

What's more, AIA gives you MORE reasons for having real moments of joy with your family this Christmas. Simply share your photos on Instagram with the hashtags #AIARealLife, #RealMomentsofJoy and #ChristmasWonderlandSG to stand a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE of a 3D2N Family Stay at the Festive Hotel Resorts World Sentosa and many more! Contest ends 31 December 2015.

Hope you all enjoy a lovely and fun Christmas 
at Gardens by The Bay!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Premium Cadbury Glow Chocolates Christmas Giveaway

In this blissful Christmas festive season, Cadbury want you to create, discover and share your Glow Moment with your friends and your love ones. Cadbury, the limited edition luxurious chocolate returns and continues to inspire consumers to put a personal touch on their chocolate gifts with customised messages and videos.

Consumers can visit the digital gift hub at to create a special message and private experience for their near and dear ones. The site allows them to pen a customized Glow note; or re-create precious shared memories in a personally curated video that highlights the best moments in the relationship.

To kick off the festive season, Cadbury and Hpility SG will be giving away 4 set of limited edition Cadbury Glow Chocolates for 4 lucky readers in this December. All you have to do is to Create and Share your ‘Glow Moment’! Here are the steps to participate:

STEP 1: Choose to do a Glow video or note

STEP 2: Take a screen shot of your video/message (Example below)

STEP 3: Screenshot your Glow Moment Messages/Videos and email to: 
with your title: ‘My Glow Moment with Cadbury’ 
by 5 December 2015, 11.59PM.

That’s all! And you stand a chance to win a set of limited edition of Cadbury Glow Chocolate (worth S$14.90) in this festive season. We have 4 set to giveaway! So hurry and join now! Good Luck to everyone! Cheers :)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Magical Christmas Dining at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Hi readers! Christmas day is just less than a month! What will you have for the Christmas festive celebration? In this festive season, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel will transform into a magical wonderland brimming with an extensive array of festive buffets.

Couple of weeks back, together with a group of blogger friends partying at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, we were greeted by a range of scrumptious magical Christmas taste delights at Marriott Café with a glorious treat for various palates, platters of mouthwatering roast carving, western and Asian hot selections as well as the divine desserts stations.

The highlight of the signature Christmas dishes at Marriott Café includes:
  • Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Honey Baked Ham, Prune & Pancetta Stuffed Roasted Pork Saddle, Roast Beef Prime Rib
  • Seared Sirloin with Perigord Sauce, Braised Beef Cheeks
  • Braised Pork Belly with Blood Sausages & Glazed Apple
  • Lobster Benedict, Whole Baked Salmon
  • Gratinated Scallops, Roast Duck Confit

Hence, my favourite dish was the traditional roast Golden Turkey with Chestnut sage stuffing and Braised Pork Belly with Blood Sausages & Glazed Apple. The meat was tender crispy and it blend well with the sauces too.  I am sure that dining at Marriott Café will give you an amazing Christmas atmosphere in this December.

Braised Pork Belly with Blood Sausages & Glazed Apple

Honey Baked Ham

Savouring Desserts at Marriott Cafe

Marriott Café Festive Buffet will be available from 1 to 30 December 2015 (excluding 24 & 25 Dec), from Monday to Sunday at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. Check out the pricing below here:

Here are some of our Christmas party photos taken at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel! 
An advance Merry Christmas to everyone!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe Celebrates 10th Anniversary with New Dishes

In celebration of the 10-year milestone since its flagship store opening at Heartland Mall, Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe has launched an exclusive line-up of new dishes. The specially curated 十全食美 menu does not lack in innovation and excitement. Diners will also be rewarded with a sure-win scratch card for every $30 spent in a single receipt, redeemable at their next visit.

Xin Wang recently revamped its membership card – Xin Wang REWARDS with the aim to provide better value to diners. Xin Wang REWARDS is available at all Xin Wang Hong Kong Café outlets for $15. All Xin Wang REWARDS card members are entitled to the following privileges:

I. Complimentary welcome vouchers
II. Awesome 5% rebates
III. Birthday treat during your birthday month

An interesting facts: The best selling dish from Xin Wang is the Pork Chop and Egg Papaya Soup Bee Hoon ($11.50), with over 3 million bowls sold thus far!

Seafood curry with rice is one of the must try new dish and is also my current favourite dish! A creative creation combings of local favourite, seafood with curry and the use of traditional Hong Kong cooking style served in a claypot. Fresh seafood simmered in Xin Wang’s thick and savoury curry. I am sure you will be back for more!
  • Eel Hot Pot Porridge: Back by popular demand, a hot pot porridge dish topped with grilled Japanese unagi.
  • Smoked Duck Fried Rice: Similar to the signature Fried Rice, Japanese rice grains are used, cooked with XW’s home-made sauce and wok-hei tossed over a searing hot flame with smoked duck.
  • Ham Ying Yong Sauce Spaghetti: another notable unique creation! Spaghetti tossed with both home-made tomato and cream sauce, topped with slices of ham.
More to go, Other than the 10 anniversary special dishes, here are some of the new desserts creation by Xin Wang HongKong Cafe, such as Iced Lemon HK Milk Tea, Kiwi N Mango Shaved Ice, and Glutinous Rice With Coconut Ice Cream. There are a total of 186 items and 24 categories in Xin Wang entire menu. Have a fun time deciding or come back again to try all!

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Introducing the Twist and Twist + World Adapter Duo

Lamch & Co is pleased to unveil two new exciting additions to the Twist World Adapter series, the Twist World Adapter Duo and the Twist+ World Adapter Duo by OneAdaptr. The all-in-one world adapters work globally with the patented Twist & Lock mechanism.

Simply twist to select one of four most popular power sockets compatible in over 150 countries from Europe, Australia, China to North America, allowing you to simultaneously charge your MacBook and iPad or iPhone from one electrical outlet wherever you are. The built-in Max 3.4A high-powered dual USB charger charges twice as fast as your devices’ included charger and is compatible with the latest mobile technology.

A single Twist World Adapter DUO charges up to 3 mobile devices simultaneously, while the Twist+ World Adapter brings the dual charging convenience to MacBook users everywhere, charging up to 4 devices simultaneously. The Twist+ World Adapter DUO uses the clever trick of attaching to any Apple MacBook Power Adapter by replacing its attached plug or extended power cord.

When snapped into place, Twist+ World Adapter DUO not only allows for worldwide charging of your MacBook, but also provides a Max. 3.4A dual USB charger for your mobile Apple devices as well as a universal AC outlet for use with other electronic devices.

The Twist and Twist+ World Adapter DUOs are lifesavers in locations where finding multiple power outlets can be a challenge. Whether you’re an international traveler or just appreciate one less power cord to lug around, the Twist and Twist+ World Adapter DUOs are the perfect companions in this mobile age.

The Twist World Adapter DUO and Twist+ World Adapter Duo are now available at ante@TANGS at TANGS Plaza Level 3, ante@Suntec City Mall, ante@Vivo City, Epicentre, Epilife, istudio, and retails at $65 and $69 respectively.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

9 Highlights Activities at Hong Kong Disneyland 10th Anniversary

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort celebrates its magnificent 10th Anniversary in this December, bringing you into a magical “Happy Ever After” moment from indoor to outdoor spectacular. It’s time to live alive with your favourite Disney characters and experiencing a grand show that feature a series of sensational musical performances and indulge with the culinary themed specials of the park’s signature Dim Sum delights.

In line with the Christmas season, plan your travel to Hong Kong Disneyland in this December! Check out the 9 highlights at Hong Kong Disneyland 10th Anniversary:

1. Journey through a live magical book
Immerse yourself in "Mickey and the Wondrous Book", a live musical show and the largest-ever production. The 28-minute modern classic show, opening at Disney’s Storybook Theater celebrates seven beloved Disney stories, with Mickey and Goofy leading guests through the magical journey with the turn of every page.

2. Fairy Tale Forest
Come December 17, guests will be able to take a walk through the enchanting “Fairy Tale Forest” at Fantasyland. Along with Tinker Bell, guests can step into the fairy-sized world of Pixie Hollow and journey through oversized topiary mushrooms and clovers while re-living the iconic scenes from five of Disney’s classic Princess stories – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Cinderella,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled.”

3. Snap unforgettable moments with Mickey and friends
Join Mickey, Minnie, Duffy, ShellieMay and all their friends as they celebrate Hong Kong Disneyland’s milestone anniversary in their festive anniversary best. A full cast ready to capture cherished moments with all guests, will parade past the shimmering 10th Anniversary Medallion decorating Main Street, U.S.A. and the “Happily Ever After” Storybook staged in front of Cinderella Carousel.

4. Brilliant castle projection adds magic to the fireworks show
When night falls, the skies will light up with the newly enhanced “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks, made even more dazzling by cutting-edge technology, stunning lighting effects, and state-of-the-art video projection shown at the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Seamlessly choreographed with stunning fireworks, the illuminated spectacle charms the guests and makes it a perfect finale for a magical day at the park.

5. Christmas comes early with “Frozen” Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
This season, thanks to the two sisters, Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, Hong Kong Disneyland will glow and glimmer, in magical brilliance, like never before! Main Street, U.S.A. is majestically festive when Queen Elsa uses her magical power to light up the Christmas tree and the star on top, while both sides around it will show spectacular projections.

6. Hong Kong Disneyland Dim-Sum Delights
Along with the 10th Anniversary extravaganza, embark on a journey of masterful taste with a line-up of 60 new irresistible dishes and beverages to whet your appetites. Be it a family affair, romantic rendezvous, or a quick snack, guests will be spoilt for choices and can always expect a tasty gourmet treat.

7. Special Edition Merchandises
Reminisce moments of Hong Kong Disneyland’s past 10 years with over 220 new special edition merchandises, including the “Count Down to 10th” and “Grand Celebration” assortments and “Castle Skyline” collections. In addition and in time for the premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” a large collection of more than 90 Star Wars memorabilia, including merchandise, food and beverage will also be available in theme park stores.

8. Free Wi-Fi coverage
From November 17, connection woes would disappear as guests gets free Wi-Fi coverage around the park and can instantly share their “Happily Ever After” moments online .Wi-Fi hotspots will be located in all shops, restaurants, along the parade route, at the park entrance. No password is required for connection.

9. Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Decoration Frozen Themed
The anniversary attractions are unveiled in full force this Christmas. Guests may now enjoy the Limited-Time Room Offer which saves them up to 30% as they book any hotel room at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel or Disney's Hollywood Hotel, available from now until March 31, 2016. On top of this, guests can also enjoy the Complimentary Hotel Dinner Offer, when you book your hotel room at the two Disney themed hotels.

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