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Sunday, July 24, 2016

An Unforgettable Magical Garden Journey for you and your family at Singapore Garden Festival 2016

Embark on an unforgettable magical garden journey at Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) from 23 July to 31st July 2016 at the Gardens by the Bay. It was peaceful and blissful moment to admire the best of tropical horticulture and the exquisite floral displays nestled along the path of the Singapore Garden Festival walkway, showcasing a range of outstanding gardens exhibition from the top designers around the regions.

The Singapore Garden Festival offers more highlight activities and photography opportunity for the visitors this year, spread across the Gardens by the Bay. The festival has expanded beyond The Meadow and onto Bayfront Plaza and in addition to the Orchid Extravaganza at the Flower Dome. Visitors will get to experience the spectacular event and at the same time gain some knowledge of your favourite flowers from the gardener expertise.

The ultimate Landscape and Fantasy Gardens showcase is one of the festival highlight that you definitely have to explore, especially for those photographer and Instagrammer; there are plenty of photography opportunities in these areas. Both the immense gardens exhibitions were created by renowned local and international gardening luminaries.

Next, we proceed to the next must-see festival highlight, the Floral Windows to the World and Floral Table Series exhibition. This is also the chance whereby you get to appreciate the creativity and vibrant cut-flower displays and floral masterpieces with stunning set design and lighting by the local and international floral designers. Likewise, while walking through this exquisite showcase will trigger your mind with inspirations when it comes to interior design for your future home.

Explore the Balcony Gardens
Marvel at the stunning displays and be inspired to transform your own balcony into a magical and enchanted garden retreat.

Shop at the Vibrant Marketplace
Shop for all things gardening and satisfy your horticultural needs at this one-stop marketplace with over 100 retailers. Be enchanted by amazing performances and enjoy the diverse culinary delights on offer.

Delights in the Orchid Extravaganza at Flower Dome
Either from the Meadow or Bayfront Plaza, you may want to take the tram-ride service to the last stop of Singapore Garden Festival at the Flower Dome to visit the Orchid Extravaganza showcasing the rich heritage of orchids. The floral display will put a spotlight on the world’s most diverse botanical family and one of the most important plant groups in the international floriculture industry.

With the magnificent garden exhibitions and the endless photography opportunities, Singapore Garden Festival 2016 is definitely a Must-Visit event in the month of July at the Gardens by the Bay. Hurry and grab your tickets today and be a part of the magic at the Singapore Garden Festival 2016!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

LINE launches new animated stickers to Celebrate Singapore’s 51st Birthday

In celebration of Singapore’s 51st Birthday, LINE launches a whole new set of national day animated stickers available download only in Singapore for FREE from 26 July to 25 September 2016.

The first 51 LINE users who use these stickers while chatting with friends from 26 July to 25 September 2016 will receive a pair of limited edition LINE Singapore EZ-Link cards! Download and send these adorable stickers to your friends today!

Fans of LINE Friends can also follow the LINE Event Official Account (@LINEeventSG) on their LINE mobile app to catch a LINE Story every week, featuring various LINE Friends! Keep up to date on their latest adventures and vote for your favourite choices to continue the story journey weekly, and even stand to win exclusive LINE merchandise at the end of each month.

You can now charge your iPhone 6/6s wirelessly with Mophie Wireless Juice Pack

Enhance your digital lifestyle conveniently with the new mophie wireless juice pack for iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6plus/6s Plus available exclusively at iStudio, retailing at $139 and $179 respectively.

The juice pack wireless is designed to be compact and fit securely in the hand while providing more than 50% additional battery to your iPhone 6s/6 (1,560mAh) or iPhone 6s Plus/6 Plus (2,420mAh).

The charge force desk mount and charge force vent mount are compatible with all mophie wireless charging cases. Both are designed to hold a 5.5” phone and juice pack upright or in landscape positions, with custom embedded magnets.

The charge force desk mount features a pedestal mount that allows for multiple viewing angles to find the perfect position.

Each Mophie Wireless Juice Pack comes with a wireless charging base, and are compatible with virtually all wireless charging standards, phones and accessories, including Qi.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Control your Data Destiny with Acronis Backup 12

Acronis unveils the world’s fastest backup – Acronis Backup 12, a completely redesigned hybrid cloud data protection solution that protect businesses’ full digital image.

With most business assets now being digital and not confined to a single device or location, businesses need a backup solution that is designed to provide complete data protection to support this new way of operating. Acronis Backup 12 is unlike any other solution with its ability to backup and protect company data in today’s hybrid cloud IT environments – whether it resides in the cloud, on-premises, across virtual and physical systems, in remote systems, and on mobile devices.

Acronis Backup 12 Gives IT Managers Complete Control of Data
Acronis Backup 12 is the only solution that gives businesses complete control over the location of their data, systems, and backups, including best-in-class capabilities for protecting virtual environments. As a result, IT managers always know where their company data is located and who has access to it, even when stored in the cloud.

In the event of data loss, Acronis Backup12 provides businesses with a range of recovery options, including file, email, and database recovery; system recovery, including bare-metal recovery, active restore, instant restore, and vmFlashBack; cloud disaster recovery; and physical data shipment. Acronis Backup 12 also enables IT Managers to migrate data, applications and systems to any platform.

Why NOW is the Time for Businesses to Move to Acronis Backup 12?
• Virtual Host Backup – Backs up VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V hosts (not just VMs) and recovers them to dissimilar hardware for complete protection of virtual infrastructures.

• Cloud Convergence with NewUnified Web Console – Makes it easier than ever for IT managers to converge cloud and on-premises data protection by backing up and managing all individual workload environments, including on-premises and cloud, physical systems, virtual hosts and machines, and cloud workloads, from a single place on any device.

• Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) in 15 seconds or less with Acronis Instant Restore™ – Addresses the business continuity needs for today’s ‘always-on’ business with the patented Acronis Instant Restore,allowing IT Managers to reduce RTO to seconds by running any physical or virtual Windows or Linux system backup as a VMware or Hyper-V virtual machine.

• Support for Cloud Workloads with New Hybrid Cloud Architecture – Providesbroad platform support of current backup solutions on the market, allowing IT Managers to back up on-premises physical and virtual systems, as well as Microsoft Azure VMs and Amazon EC2 instances for complete protection of the entire IT infrastructure and applications.

• Complete Protection for PCs, Macs, and Mobile devices – Supports today’s latest platforms and devices, enabling IT Managers to back up Microsoft Windows PCs and Tablets, Macs, iPads, iPhones and any Android devices to protect every endpoint of every user.

Acronis Backup 12 also provides the broadest range of data protection support for Microsoft infrastructure and applications, including Microsoft Exchange, Office365, SharePoint, Active Directory, Windows Server, Windows PC, Hyper-V, Azure, as well as Azure Stack upon its release to the market.

Acronis Backup 12 is available in Singapore by contacting a local Acronis partner.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Beginner's Guide to Part Time Job or Internship in Singapore

Are you a fresh grad looking for Part time jobs or internships in Singapore? Well, finding a job in Singapore might be challenging nowadays, especially when the economy is bad and you have minimal knowledge and insufficient working experience. The chance of you getting your dream job is quite low.

Having an internship is one way to prepare you for your dream job. It allows you to gain the necessary working experience and skills and at the same time you will learn whether you are truly doing something you are interested in.

Choosing a job is very important. So what are the things to look out for when finding a Part Time Jobs or Internship in Singapore?

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Your Passion and Interest
Sometimes it is good to accept a job that offers you a reasonable pay at a convenient location. However, it is also good to find a job that suits your interest and passion. There is no right or wrong answer when you are looking for a job. You accept what you like and do what you love. Reason being because at the end of the day, this is what makes you a living.

"If you have a passion or interests don’t be afraid of what other people think and say. Don't stop believing yourself." - Ritu Ghatourey

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Make full use of Social Media Platforms
Social Media is the trend when it comes to research for insight information. Likewise, make full use of your social media platforms to do research on a company when you are job hunting online. It is fast and simple and costs you nothing.

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Be practical with regards to the pay
It is always good to do research on the salary of the job you are applying for before you accept any job interview. If you know that you don’t have much working experience or knowledge in the field, don’t request for a salary that is above the market range.

Most companies nowadays hire people with skills and experiences that can help their company grow. With that, I hope you can find your dream job soon and achieve your career aspirations.

Monday, July 18, 2016

HP launches a new flagship store at Marina Square

HP launches a new flagship store at Marina Square to give consumers a convenient experience to access the HP latest technology featuring the premium lifestyle, gaming and office devices.

The premium lifestyle experience zone showcase the HP Spectre, the world’s thinnest notebook1 that doesn’t compromise power or features, as well as the new generation of HP ENVY laptops that offer sleek, metal designs and edge-to-edge flush glass displays for beautiful viewing experiences.

Hence, the Gaming experience zone allows consumers to experience first-hand the power and performance of the Omen by HP portfolio in the gaming experience zone by testing their ability to dominate the competition on the latest Blizzard Entertainment games such as Overwatch and World of Warcraft2.

Students, millennials and families can also easily find the ideal convertible, notebook or desktop PC that reflects their sense of style and delivers the power they need from the complete new HP Pavilion PC portfolio on display.

SMBs can take a closer look at HP’s latest PC devices, displays and print innovations in an environment that gives them the room and time to find the right solution that addresses their security, mobility and productivity needs.

Sweeten up Singapore National Day with Heritage Dining Experiences at Shangri-La Hotel

Celebrate Singapore National Day with the flavours of Singapore dinner buffet at The Line at Shangri-La Hotel from 18 July to 14 August 2016, prepared by Chef’s Vincent Wong to enhance the highlight of Singapore-themed buffet dinner and revel in old-world charm as The Line transforms into a traditional food street from 1960s.

Savour signature highlights such as Singapore Laksa; Oyster Omelette; Otak-otak; Satay and Nasi Lemak, and creatively-reinterpreted delights including Chicken Rice Maki Roll; Chilli Crab Brioche and Chendol Bubbles, complemented by a wide range of international favourites.

Celebrate the kampong spirit: bond over childhood games and enjoy specially-imported tropical fruits such as durian, longan and rose apple at our al fresco pop-up fruit stall.

The Flavours of Singapore dinner buffet priced from $79 per adult and $39 per child.
Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.

Click here to find out more or here to place a reservation.

Friday, July 15, 2016

How 5 Best Ways to Eat Roasted Duck Can Help You Live a Better Life

House of Roasted Duck is helmed by Executive Chef Lau Wai Keong, formerly from The Excelsior Hotel & Convention Centre in Hong Kong. It is located along the trendy hipster place at Bugis Village, Singapore. You won’t miss out on these Hong Kong delights.

Indulge your palate with a variety of traditional and authentic Hong Kong style roasted delights such as Signature Peking Duck, Crispy Roasted Pork, Soy Sauce Chicken and a range of Hong Kong delicacies such as Congee with Cuttlefish, Fish Slices, Pig Skin & Peanuts and Shrimp Dumpling Noodles together with an assortment of Cantonese Dim Sum.

One of the signature dishes is Peking Duck – 2 Styles, where you can enjoy the best of both worlds in one dish, with its delectable mix of Peking Duck and Roasted Duck. What’s the difference between Roasted Duck vs Peking Duck? Roasted duck meat will be meatier, firm and carry bones, while Peking duck meat will be thinner, dry and the skin is crispier.

Hence, today I will be suggesting 5 BEST Ways to eat the Roasted Duck and Peking Duck!

1st way: Make your own Peking duck wrap with the sauces and wrap provided. First, the waitress will demonstrate the steps of wrapping the Peking duck. After that, you can DIY your own Peking duck wrap.

2nd way: Dip the roasted meat into your ideal sauce. I would refer their sambal chilli, as I am a chilli lover. Their home-made sauce is another recommended sauce you should try. It was very gooey and flavourful.

3rd way: Eat the Roasted duck meat and Peking duck skin without any sauce, so that you can taste the real flavour in it. The roasted duck skin tends to be more oily, flavourful, and have more fats in it as compared to Peking Duck.

4th way: Have your thin and crispy Peking duck without the wrap and dip with their home-made sauce. It gives you another kind of delectable experience.

5th way: Have your roasted duck in a bowl of congee or their springy noodles. It give you different kind of experience when the duck meat is combined with the congee or noodles. I would suggest to go with their congee, as the congee was literally plain and when you added in the roasted duck, it gives you a WOW impact and brings up the congee taste to the next level.

Congee with Abalone & Roasted Duck - The roasted duck goes well with this bowl of marvelous congee. This is the best congee that I have ever had! The congee has a refined yet fluffy and starchy texture that literally melts in your mouth. The roasted duck flavours up the congee to give you the best congee experience.

Crispy Roasted Pork - One of the common dishes that you will order when you visit a roasted meat restaurant. This outstanding roasted pork belly will definitely give you a big impact. The pork belly skin was very crispy, thin and not overly salty. The tender meat doesn’t has much fats in it, so ladies shouldn’t afraid of having more helpings.

Twin Combo Noodle (Soy Sauce Chicken & Barbecued Pork) - The smoothest and most tender Soy Sauce Chicken that i ever tried. The Soy Sauce Chicken was very smooth and tender; the texture of the Barbecued Pork literally melts in your mouth. It came with a plate of springy and chewy egg noodles and a bowl of flavourful soup.

Braised Beef Brisket - This bowl of thick and deliciously succulent beef brisket will definitely score well for you. The clear broth was light and clean, it goes well with a bowl of rice.

My Verdict:
House of Roasted Duck is definitely the place you should go for your roasted meat cravings and it is also a good dining place to bring your family over to have a luxury meal time with them along with the best roasted duck meat in town. I would highly recommend you guys to try their Crispy Roasted Duck and also the Peking Duck.

House of Roasted Duck is a prestigious restaurant by Gao Ji Food, a popular local heritage brand with 62 years of experience in the F&B industry.

House of Roasted Duck Location Address (1):
233 Victoria Street, Bugis Village Singapore 188026
Tel: +65 6339 6817
Operating Hours: 11am to 11pm
Nearest MRT Station: Bugis MRT Station (EW12 / DT14)

House of Roasted Duck Location Address (2):
100 Jalan Sultan, #01-08 Sultan Plaza S(199001)
Tel: +65 6297 5490
Operating Hours:11am to 11pm
Nearest MRT Station: Nicoll Highway Station (CC5)

Price Range: $10 - $60

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