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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Rooms at Novotel Vines Resort in Swan Valley


The Novotel Vines Resort welcomes you to their new room stay in Swan Valley. All 91 rooms and 12 suites of the Novotel hotel guest rooms had turned into an exquisite transformation including sparkling new modern bathrooms, new furniture, lush soft furnishings and new beds and Manchester.

The room interior was inspired by the surrounding resort landscape with golfing greens and natural bush land by interior designer, Oldfield Knott of Perth. It have maintained the peace of the countryside inside the guest room, and yet provided the hum from expected modern amenities.


Each queen/queen Resort room can sleep 4 adults comfortably, and the deluxe King suite rooms offer a luxe king bed, lounge area and large freestanding bath and separate shower. Executive suites boast king beds, living area with lounge and dining seating and a luxe freestanding spa bath.

The rooms also feature pod coffee machines, following research that showed guests favoured them, along with free in-room wifi, and free in-house movies on demand, and selected Foxtel channels for couch potatoes.


Each room has individually controlled reverse cycle air conditioning, necessary for the harsh Perth heat and chilly winter nights. Lighting is subtle and bountiful, supplemented by loads of natural light from huge double doors leading to a balcony or patio, with views of the golf course or the courtyard of original and ancient grape vines.

Features in the new bathrooms include rain showers, back-lit LED mirrors with demist, under bench night light, and an illuminated and magnifying shaving/make up mirror.

In the rooms, a MediaHub is a powerful all-in-one audio/video connectivity panel that enables guests to easily and simply connect a wide range of consumer electronics devices to a HDTV. This active connectivity panel provides hassle-free connectivity for laptops, digital/video cameras, Blu-ray™ or DVD players and game consoles to HDTVs. The automatic switching functionality provides ease of use, while the USB port adds a convenient way to charge portable electronics.

All bookings taken for stays from June 30 onwards will be accommodated in a new room.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Coca-Cola Singapore: Let us Share a Coke for SG50


Indulge with the celebration of Singapore 50th Anniversary, Coca-Cola Singapore unveils their world famous ‘Share a Coke’ campaign in Singapore featuring nicknames and phrases in place of the iconic Coca-Cola logo, to inspire people to share a Coke with those around them.

Is time to share a coke with me! Thank You Coca-Cola Singapore for this personalized gift! I really love it; especially seeing my name engraved onto the Coca-Cola Can. It makes me feel special.

Well, Coca-Cola fans will have the opportunity to create customized Coca Cola cans at ‘Share a Coke’ roadshows that will take place across Singapore over the coming months. For every $10 spent on Coca-Cola trademark products, the public can present their proof of purchase at a ‘Share a Coke’ roadshow and receive their very own personalized can of Coca-Cola.

Here are the ‘Share a Coke’ roadshows schedules. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get your name engraved on Coca-Cola Can!



To add on, Coca-Cola is also inviting people to share their ‘Share a Coke’ stories, photos and videos on social media using the hashtags #ShareaCokeSG and #SG50. From 4th May 2015 onward, fans will also be able to create virtual personalized cans online and share them with friends and family, via the ‘Share a Coke’ Facebook App @ www.facebook.com/cocacola



Samsung New SUHD Tvs and Audio Solutions


Leading the industry of UHD (Ultra High Definition) TVs, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, delivered the latest line-up of SUHD TVs, provide a premium choice for consumers in the ever competitive world of UHD TVs.


Samsung still have not decided on the name “S” position right in front of the word UHD. But the “S” gives a comforting meaning of the word Premium. It is the top end of the Samsung TVs which focus on both picture quality and stylish design.



Besides the new SUHD TVs, Samsung also launched its 
latest range of UHD TVs and audio products.

Unmatched Picture Quality
With the innovative nano-crystal technology and intelligent SUHD re-mastering picture quality engine, Samsung is able to achieve highest color purity and light efficiency not seen in today UHD TVs. The technology provides wide range of colors and provides viewers with 64 times more colour expression than conventional TVs. It also uses environmentally-friendly technology to deliver high energy efficiency and reliability.


Improved Curved Designs
Build on the popular 2014 Curved designed, the SUHD TV JS9500 features a chamfer bezel design that adds more depth to the TV screen.

New Open-Source Platform for Web 
New platform Tizenshape and support web standards for TV app development. Tizen allows more intuitive UI and better integrated entertainment experience.
Introducing SUHD TVs JS9500 and JS9000

Here are the key points for these SUHD TVs
1. Featuring Peak Illuminator and Precision Black allow clearer picture watching even on brightly lit room.
2. Tizen platform allow outstanding multi-tasking capabilities.
3. Seamless Octa-Core processor.
4. Smart Remote Control for voice and touch command
5. Elegant stylish design to suit stunning modern day home interior.
6. Received 8 awards at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Pricing of SUHD TV at authorised dealers
  • JS9500 SUHD TV 65 inches = $7,900
  • JS9500 SUHD TV 78 inches = $17,999
  • JS9500 SUHD TV 88 inches = available soon
  • Other UHD and curved UHD TVs launched in various sizes from 40 inches to 78 inches such as JU7500 for curved UHD and JU7000 for non curved UHD TVs.


Audio Products Launched
The TVs will need good quality sound production with Samsung newly audio such as the impressive Omni-Directional 360 Audio, Flat Soundbar and the Samsung Curved Soundbar to surround Users’ senses just like the curved TVs which fully engage the users’ viewing sensation.


Conclusion
As one of the leading technology provider for consumer products, Samsung brings excitements to consumers in her wide range of consumer products including the SUHD TVs. Products are getting smarter and provides relatively easy to use UI for quick and intuitive operation. Employing a total of 307,000 staff across 84 countries with an annual sale of US$196 billion, it is indeed a successful company. We shall look forward to Samsung for more innovative technology in the coming future.





Editor: Derrick See




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

EZ-Link Singapore Launched Hello Kitty EZ-Charms


EZ-Link Singapore launched EZ-Charms, a trinket that breaks through the conventional ez-link card design as well as EZ-Link rewards scheme for commuters using public transport with the EZ-Link Card. The new EZ- Charms function exactly same as existing ez-link cards, thus it can be used on buses, trains, taxis, shopping and dining.

Commuters will be rewarded for every trip they make on SMRT/SBS buses and MRT, with the new EZ-Link Rewards Scheme. By simply linking their ez-link cards via the 16-digit CAN ID to Perx, a mobile application that can be downloaded from Google Play Store or Apple App Store, users will automatically earn points and enjoy exclusive deals or redeem instant rewards at selected merchants offering products and services in e-commerce, food & beverage, fashion, limousine taxi services, beauty & wellness and lifestyle across the island.

Every trip with the Adult ez-link card earns 25 points while every trip with EZ-Link co-brand cards including EZ-Link Imagine American Express® Prepaid Card, FEVO Prepaid MasterCard® Card, M1 Prepaid MasterCard® Card, PAssion Card, DBS Live Fresh card, POSB Everyday card, PAssion POSB Debit card and Citibank SMRT card earns 50 Points. Each user can link up to 10 ez-link cards to each Perx Account and accumulate points concurrently with the linked cards.


CIMB Bank and Wirecard collaborate to offer Complete Merchant Solution


CIMB Bank signed a partnership agreement with Wirecard to offer complete merchant solution businesses in Singapore. This enables both parties to leverage on their respective core expertise to provide an all-encompassing suite of banking and payment services to address the diverse needs of merchants.

Businesses can now access a myriad of competitively-priced products and services - from the set up of a merchant account to an integrated card payment acceptance platform involving the latest mobile Point-of-Sale technology that provides businesses the added advantage of accepting payment on the go.

All these products and services can be set up in just one week for the merchants and from a single touch-point without having the hassle of engaging with multiple parties individually.

As part of the partnership, Wirecard will provide a fully customization payment platform that supports eCommerce, mCommerce, mobile and traditional Point-of-Sale, along with an online portal to facilitate merchants’ real-time tracking of transactions across multiple sales channels, as well as risk and fraud management services.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

iLuminate Show Live at Resorts World Genting

It has been a long time since my last visit to Genting Highlands for a casual holiday. Hence, I would like to thank Resorts World Genting for this opportunity for inviting me and my friends back to Genting Highlands for catching some stunning landscape scenery as well as their latest spectacular iLuminate show.



Photo with young talented SG blogger - Gerald and Trista

Genting Highlands theme park is currently having a massive reconstruction work and will bring audiences into a fantasy world in year 2016. However, there are other several activities you can do at Genting Highlands for this period. One of the leisure activities to do at Genting Highlands is to catch the live iLuminate Show at Genting International Showroom.



The iLuminate show is perform by a group act from season 6, ‘America’s Got Talent’ with excellent dance choreography and vocal sing. It was a unique arts and music experience to watch live performances dancing and singing in the dark with their LED suites and it is an interesting concept to catch audiences’ visual and auditory.

iLuminate Show is now showcasing at Genting International Showroom @ Resorts World Genting from 3 April 2015 to 28 June 2015. Tickets pricing are selling at RM198 (VIP Seat), RM138 (PS1) and RM88 (PS2) for adults and while Child's tickets are selling at RM98, RM68 and RM48 respectively. There will be 20% discount for all Genting Rewards members. For more do visit: http://www.rwgenting.com/shows/events/iLuminate_Overview





Short trailer before catching the live.

A delightful buffet dinner with Malaysia friends at Coffee Terrace.

Friday, April 17, 2015

ANA unveils Star War R2-D2 Livery Dreamliner Aircraft


All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced today it will introduce Star Wars livery, with the iconic R2-D2, on its newest aircraft 787-9 Dreamliner to mark the beginning of a five-year ANA Star Wars™ Project and agreement with The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd.

This marks the first time a Star Wars character will appear on the exterior of a commercial aircraft. The R2-D2 design was unveiled to Star Wars fans today at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, just months prior to the character’s appearance on international flights in this year.



The Star Wars livery is in line with ANA’s strategy to further enhance its international presence. Last spring, the carrier significantly expanded its international flight network from Haneda and Narita airports in Tokyo.

With demand increasing around the world for flights to Japan and routes linking Asia with the United States, ANA is committed to raising the profile of the ANA brand in the global market through innovative partnerships and branding opportunities. The partnership with Star Wars, beloved by audiences in Japan and around the globe, is a perfect match as Japan’s largest airline seeks to connect travelers around the world through this project.

Accor announced to manage their first two Hotels in Maldives

Accor announced to manage their first two hotels in Maldives. The 68-villa Mercure and 120-villa Pullman will open in 2016 and 2018 respectively, and will be located in the south of the Maldives in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll in the Indian Ocean, a spectacular lagoon teeming with colourful marine life and boasting unmatched diving and snorkelling options.
Photo Credit: http://www.destinasian.com/
The Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort will provide one of the best-value accommodation options in the spectacular Maldives, with 68 villas including 43 located over water and 25 scattered along the white sandy beach. Facilities will include an all-day restaurant, lobby lounge, pool and pool bar, sunset bar, spa and gym as well as a range of watersports including a dive centre.

The 120-villa Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort, which is slated to open in 2018, will be a ‘one-island, one-resort development’ located just 10 minutes by speedboat from the new airport on the gorgeous, unspoilt Maamutaa Island which spans 195,000 square metres. It offers guests with 5 stars services and facilities including 80 spacious overwater villas and 40 villas dotted around the pristine beach, two swimming pools, a lounge, an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a sunset bar perched over the lagoon, spa and fitness centre, organic gardens, tennis court, kids club, beach playground as well as a dive centre and watersports centre.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Scoot to launch Direct Flights to Kaohsiung


Scoot will be introducing their direct flights to kaohsiung starting from 9th July 2015. Flights between Singapore and Kaohsiung will operate non-stop three times (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.) per week utilising Scoot's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, featuring streaming movies, inflight wi-fi and all the choices and Scootitude you've come to expect from Scoot.

Singaporean who loves travelling to Taiwan, you may now visit Taiwan from top to bottom via Scoot. To celebrate the launch, one-way Economy Fly fares from Singapore start at just S$38. Alternative, you may choose the benefits of ScootBiz from just S$138!

These great fares will be on sale from 16th April 2015, 2pm to 18th April 2015, 11.59pm. Fares exclude taxes and surcharges, and are valid for travel on or before 24th October 2015.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

10 FREE Things to do on Mother’s Day 2015

The worldwide Mother’s Day celebration also known as Mothering Sunday is held on second Sunday of MAY. Hence, Mother’s Day in 2015 is on the 10th of May, Sunday. This is a special day for the mothers and motherhood in this world. Likewise, children will use this opportunity to show their filial love toward their mum with a good treat.

No need to crack head thinking of what to do! We know that living in Singapore is very costly but well, here are the 10 FREE and FUN things you can do on Mother’s Day in Singapore! Always remember, simple things make a great different.

1. Give a Big Hugs
This is the most loving and heart-warming free thing to do in this world! A hug can change everything! Remember to give your mum a BIG Hug on Mother’s Day!
Photo Credit: http://www.choosebettercheese.com
2. Make and Deliver Breakfast in Bed
By preparing a delights Breakfast in the Morning is a good start of Mother’s Day. I believe this will surprise her instantly.
Photo Credit: http://www.personalisedgiftsshop.co.uk/blog
3.Show your Origami Skills
I agree that not all of us have this talent. But if you have, this will be an advantage for you! This is your chance to show off your origami creation to your mum.
Photo Credit: http://miscworld.tumblr.com
4. Make a Memory Scrapbook
This idea might sound like stealing from Boy-Girl relationship, but this is a lovely and memorable concept to implement on Mother’s Day. Yup! Gather those supplies you already have such as empty photo album, colourful papers, stickers, photos and decorating material, put them together and create a memory-family scrapbook for your mum.
Photo Credit: http://gluearts.blogspot.com
5. Family Picnic at the park
One of the most chilling family activities to spend on Mother’s Day afternoon! Plan a family picnic at the nearby park and enjoy the nature surrounding while having a good light meal with your beloved mother.
Photo Credit: http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/996435/best-family-parks-in-connecticut
6. Visit Free Local Attractions
We often forget to be like tourists in our own country. There are some free museum exhibition and nature park reserves. Take the day off and bring your mum along to visit some you haven't seen before.
Photo Credit: http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/
7. Movies Screening at Home
Most of mums would love to spend precious time doing things together with their kids and Dad. To slow down the relaxing night, take this opportunity to dim down the ambiance and screen a movie at home. As Mother’s Day, mum will get to pick the movies whereby dad and kids will provide yummy snack throughout the screening.
Photo Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/59039445084930157/
8. Wash Her Car
Being a filial son or daughter is a must in life. If your mum owes a car, this is an opportunity to show your filial respect and kindness heart by washing her car.
Photo Credit: http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf437665.tip.html
9. Do her favourite sport activity with her
Yup! One of a healthy way to show your love! You may spend some times with your mum to do her favourite sport activity.
Photo Credit: http://www.shemrock.com/blogs/involve-child-sports-activities
10, Call or Text Her say ‘I LOVE YOU’
By saying ‘I Love You’ to your mum on Mother’s Day is the sweetest thing ever!
Photo Credit: http://www.wallpapermania.eu



HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
BE LOVING ALWAYS.



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Da Vinci's Birthday Weekend at ArtScience Museum


In celebration of Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday, Singapore ArtScience Museum is having a special da Vinci birthday weekend this Friday to Sunday, 17 – 19 April 2015. Family and friends are welcome to the ArtScience Museum to celebrate this moment. FREE admission for all KIDS and visitors will get a complimentary popcorn and balloon. There will also be free movie screening of Mr Peabody and Sherman will be show at 1pm. Family-friendly tours are also available all weekend, so bring your family along for a weekend of fun activities!

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day on 14 April 2015


A day with peace and love! Ben & Jerry will be giving away free ice cream on 14 April 2015, from 12pm to 8pm at 313@Somerset, Vivocity and Dempsey. Hurry and grab your favourite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream today! #FCDSG

Monday, April 13, 2015

SilkAir Launches New Uniform for Cabin Crew

Have you heard about the new uniforms that have been launched for the SilkAir cabin crew? They were designed by Alexandria Chen, NAFA graduate and local fashion designer. Donned in one-piece aqua blue (junior crew) and plum-red dresses (senior crew), the cabin crew are certainly looking different.

The uniforms are designed with a chic new style in mind, to embody SilkAir’s professional image and at the same to demonstrate the airline’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the brand remains relevant for the times.




The big question is whether the public will welcome this brand new look. While the design might be plain and simple, the rich colours do demonstrate a more premium appeal, with the blue uniform having a calming effect and the red one bearing a certain sense of reliability. The bow pin that is obvious and catches the eye of onlookers is seagulled pattern and represents their corporate identity, giving off this sophisticated feel. The asymmetric neckline also adds to the uniform an element of modernity to it.


On the whole, the new uniform does reflect a certain form of elegance that is befitting of SilkAir’s cabin crew. However, there are concerns about the bow pin getting caught. Compared to the previous designs, I would say that the new uniforms are definitely an improvement, one step in the right direction.
 
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