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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Acronis World Backup Day Global Survey

A new global study sponsored by Acronis®, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, reveals a growing understanding about the value of, and attitudes toward, the protection of personal data on computers, mobile phones and tablet devices.

Nearly half of survey respondents have more than four devices in a household to protect and 45% of survey respondents fear losing photos and videos the most. Security and privacy were cited as key requirements for backing up data.

Emerging concerns for personal data protection
The traditional fears of hardware failure and accidental deletion are no longer the sole reasons people fear data loss. Cyber-threats like ransomware, a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system and its data until a sum of money is paid, is a growing threat to individuals and businesses.

The data protection survey, conducted by Acronis with Google Consumer Surveys, focused on understanding data protection behavior. Key findings from the more than 4,000 individuals include:
  • The most important data protection features were security (cited by 30% of respondents), ease-of-use at 36%, and privacy at 26%
  • 46% have more than four devices (computers, laptops, smart phones) in their homes
  • Currently, 38% back up to external drives and 30% back up to the cloud
  • 58% percent of consumers back up at night and 27% backup while watching TV
A new category of “data protectors”
With the median household having at least four devices, an emerging trend of users called “family data protectors” is also gaining traction. The sheer growth of data captured in mobile pictures and videos, music files, and scanned family documents means the family data protector ensures the immediate and extended family is prepared for, and protected against, data loss.

Three simple steps to improving your data protection
For anyone, but especially for family data protectors, keeping digital memories and fiduciary documents safe, secure and private, is a responsibility that can be easy and inexpensive to exercise. Below are some tips to help:

1. Always have a backup of a family’s critical data, documents, pictures and videos.

2. Keep your operating systems on the most up-to-date version. Those security patches and software updates are important

3. Be mindful of suspicious emails or clicking on links sent by unknown sources, it could be a phishing scheme or Ransomware.

Protecting personal data is quick and easy - with Acronis True Image, in three clicks and 10 minutes, memories can be safe forever. To take advantage of World Backup Day special offers on Acronis True Image, visit their website here.



Article Contributor: Acronis

The Refreshingly Korean Melona Banana Ice Bar Dessert


Indulge with the refreshingly yummylicious Korean icy goodness - Melona Banana Ice Pop is now available in Singapore. The velvety smooth in texture with a tinge of bright golden hue, this creamsicle is an alluring pairing of milky goodness with rich banana delight that is sure to leave anyone wanting for more.

The Melona Banana Flavoured Ice Bar is the newest addition to F&N Creameries’ extensive offerings of icy goodness that delights the senses. Melona Banana Flavoured Ice Bar is directly imported from South Korea by F&N Creameries and has been certified as a Halal food.


Melona Banana Flavoured Ice Bar is now available in a multi-pack of eight bars (80ml each) at a recommended selling price of S$7.65 per box from selected FairPrice, Sheng Siong outlets as well as from redmart.com.

Melona Ice Bar is also available in Honeydew Melon, Strawberry and Mango flavours.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Heritage of Love Wedding Showcase at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Get the first-hand experience at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore's first wedding showcase 2016 - "Heritage of Love" on Sunday, 17 April 2016 from 11am onward. Hosted by Mark van Cuylenburg “The Flying Dutchman”, expect a vivid afternoon with a surprise opening act, stunning wedding set ups, gastronomic delights by master chefs and a bridal fashion show by showcase partner The Wedding Entourage. Guests who confirm their wedding booking on the same day can enjoy up to S$7,700 savings.

Heritage of Love Wedding Showcase Details:
Date: 17 April 2016, Sunday
Time: 11:00am
Venue: Island Ballroom
Price: $68nett per couple

To reserve seats, please email PerfectCelebrations.sls@shangri-la.com or call +65 6213 4242 / 4996

Food Review: Bodacious Bar and Bistro at Biopolis

Bodacious Bar and Bistro is located near Buona Vista MRT station. The name “Bodacious” mean Bold and Delicious. There also known for their Instagram-worthy food and pretty modern interior design. This 130-seat bar-bistro might be a ideal place for a big groups to hang around for some crafts beer.


Thai Grilled Beef Salad - $13.80
Green vegetables, trio of peppers, pomelo, cherry tomatoes, daikon, basil, mint, Sirloin beef strips and topped with Thai vinaigrette dressing. An healthy and refreshing salad to start off your meal.


Bodacious Eggs Benedict - $14.80
Norwegian smoked salmon, English muffin spread with avocado, Poached eggs, drizzled with hollandaise sauce. The side dish came with asparagus, cherry tomato, strawberry and blueberry. The basic combination for Eggs Benedict and it’s also the all time local favorite breakfast dish.


Croissant & Scrambled Eggs - $14.80
Croissant filled with scrambled eggs and topped with Crispy bacon and flowers, it was served together with portobello mushroom, cherry tomato, asparagus, Strawberry and Blueberry. The flowers are not for display, it’s edible! The flowers tasted bitter. The scrambled eggs were well cooked as it give me a melt-in-your-mouth texture.


Seafood Risotto - $15.80
Pan-seared prawns, calamari and risotto coated in seafood broth. I rarely try risotto as i don’t really like the texture of it but this risotto changed me. This was seafood risotto was really good, i guarantee once you tried it, you will hook on to it.


Grilled Chicken & Pesto Pasta - $14.80
Grilled chicken, pasta in pesto sauce. The pasta was well tossed with pesto sauce but i find their pesto taste wasn’t strong enough for my liking.


Laksa Pasta - $15.80
Prawn, clams, dory fish, squid, pasta in laska sauce and topped with laska leaf. This dish was my favorite among all. I will highly recommend it to everyone! The laska broth was aromatic, creamy and they catch the spiciness to the perfect. It wasn’t too spicy to destroy the overall taste, so now everyone can try it even for those non-spicy eater (maybe need drink more water for them). Very little eatery places served a good laska pasta that will make me come back for more.

Fatty Duck Confit - $19.80
Duck confit served with potato mashed, carrot, and asparagus along with dark cherry sauce. The duck meat was very tender and the skin was crispy. It was an very tricky dish to cook as the duck meat tend to dry and tough. To make the meat to be so tender, the chef put in lots of effort in it. The duck meat goes perfectly well with the bitter-sweet dark cherry sauce.


Tenderloin Steak & Fries - $21.80
Grilled Australia grass-fed beef cooked in medium rare, topped with special sauce. Potatoes fries was served as side. The steak was really soft and tender. This dish was really value for money as you can’t really find a good steak at this price tag in a restaurant.


Shibuya Toast - $13.80
Honey drizzled toast topped with salted butter and vanilla ice-cream. Strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, banana, whip cream was served along with the toast. The toast was coated with honey before it get toasted. An healthy and yet sinful dessert to complete my meal.


My Verdict:
Bodacious serve awesome food at affordable price. With it cozy ambiance, the working peoples can enjoy the food and have some drinks over here to kill of some stress after work. They will change their menu once in awhile to surprise their customers.

Bodacious Bar & Bistro Location Address:
70 Biopolis Street, Singapore 138547

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed on Sunday

Contact No.: 6778 9585
Price Range: S$15++ onward

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Samsung Fashion Steps Out 2016 at Orchard Road

Samsung Fashion Steps Out returns to Singapore with largest fashion runway nestled in the heart of Orchard Road from 25 March to 8 May 2016. There are total of six-week exciting line-up lifestyle activities events along the orchard Singapore including fashion showcases and shopping promotions.

In conjunction with FSO 2016, Samsung is also launching its latest Samsung Galaxy S7 4G+ and S7 edge 4G+. Samsung Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2016 is supported by Singapore Tourism Board [STB], with MasterCard as the Official Card.


For the first time, an entourage of more than a dozen personalities, influencers and artistes from Singapore and around the region will join the Orchard Fashion Runway. They include JJ Lin, VJ Daniel, Min Chen, Laureen Uy, Aisyah Aziz, Sheila Sim, Hayley Woo and more.


Partying at the Samsung Fashion Steps Out 2016 Runway ~!

Last Saturday evening, Samsung Fashion Step Out 2016 Runway successfully held at the middle of orchard road. Group of Local and International artiste and VIP were invited to witness the Samsung Fashion Steps Out 2016 opening ceremony. Likewise, the spectacular outdoor fashion runway had also showcased a range of fashion style from the local and international brands with their latest spring/summer collections such as FOX Kids, Phantaci, Mash-up, Thomas Wee, Uniqlo, Sean & Sheila and more.

Hence, the clothes and accessories shown during the fashion runway show are available at the stores in Orchard Road.






4 Lifestyle activities in-line with the 
Samsung Fashion Steps Out 2016 @ Orchard

1. Spend & Redeem with MasterCard
From today till 8 May 2016, simply charge $300 to your MasterCard at participating malls and redeem a $30 shopping voucher.

2. Shop, Dine & Win Draw
Stand a chance to win shopping vouchers in the Shop, Dine & Win Draw with every S$50 spent at participating malls*. Charge your purchases to your MasterCard® card and TRIPLE your chances of winning!

3. Knit in the City
Located at Wisma Atria Level B1. Swing into the city to see craftist Adeline Loo’s vision of a fantasy knitscape, featuring a fully knitted giant backdrop, headpiece and train – complete with giant needles. Be amazed by the unique range of knitted products and accessories on display. Get knitty with it and learn how you too can knit like a pro during the live knitting demonstrations held over three weekends.

4. Samsung Fashion Visionaries
Powered by the new Samsung Galaxy S7 4G+. S7 edge 4G+ along with Samsung Gear VR and Gear 360 immerse yourself into worlds of engaging content in the different zones. Discover the next frontier of fashion brought to you by the Raffles Design Institute Multimedia Team, exclusively designed to be experienced on the Samsung Gear VR Complete your visionary journey of style with the design showcase of Harvee Kok, featured in the Opening Segment of Samsung Steps Out @ Orchard 2016.


Check out the exciting fringe activities happening 
between 25th March to 8th May! 

For more info visit 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Affordable Singapore Houses Can Be Found on belowVal

Building a family is a most beautiful thing in life. Thus, finding a place to call home is an important first step. Well, are you looking for an economical homestay in Singapore? Introducing you guys the newly launched property website - belowVal, a portal that provides you more efficient and effective way of finding an affordable house. Likewise, the website also focuses on Rental, HDB and Private Properties which are to be transacted on a more urgent nature.


The urgent sale of properties is often triggered by unforeseen circumstances such as relocation, migration, family changes or foreclosure. However, belowVal recognize those situations and wants to help agents, home owners and home seekers match their requirements more efficiently through verified ads.


Likewise, there are often lost in the thousand of listing in other property websites and thus these affordable homes are eventually bought over by institutions like law firms, estate trustees and other distressed funds.

The belowVal website portray a clean and simple platform and up-to-date listing for below valuation properties with the promise of no messy clutter and thousand listings but just genuine below valuation properties to help every homeowner in need.


Here are the 5 reasons why you should list your properties with belowVal

1. belowVal lists only below Valuation properties
One of the problems of selling your property is always the issue of marketing. You’ll need to hire a qualified property agent who will list your property on some property sites in Singapore. Due to the sheer number of properties available for sale, many of such urgent sale properties get lost in the thousand of listings.

It is often frustrating for buyers to sieve through the listings as it takes time and effort to go through all the listings. At belowVal, only genuine below valuation cases are reflected on their site. It provides an assurance to buyers that these properties are genuinely below valuation and are not there as a plot to trap for customer leads.

2. belowVal takes out the clutter and show the listings in a clean and simple platform
Navigating certain property sites could be a pain especially if one has to go through thousand and one listings. As there are different permutations and filter fields, the outcomes could get very messy and disoriented. Sometimes you see the same ad repeating itself due to many agents promoting the same property.
belowVal works because there are no thousands of listings, no messy clutter, just genuine below valuation properties.

3. Using belowVal is easy and simple
belowVal updates their customers with the latest below valuation properties as home owners post them up on their website. Interested home seekers will then connect directly with home owners or agents to find out more. The process is streamlined, made simple and easy.

4. belowVal attracts genuine buyers interested in below Valuation properties
If you are urgently trying to get rid of your property, you will reduce the price to increase the demand. All the properties listed at belowVal are verified and sold fast to buyers who are genuine. That means, you won’t be wasting your time talking to buyers who are ‘window shoppers’ taking a long time to make a decision.

5. You end up selling to real buyers and not big property players
We know you are urgently selling your property and sometimes time is of the essence. You have a deadline to meet and you have no choice but to sell to ready estate trustees, law firms and other special situation funds. You end up selling at a lower price to these parties as you have no choice. Instead of letting all these big property players profit why not sell your house to real genuine buyers who are sincere, down-to-earth and having a lower budget simply because it’s out of their reach for more expensive buys. By using belowVal, you speed up your selling process and benefit buyers who are genuinely looking for a cheaper house.


Friday, March 25, 2016

Get Chill with CocoLife and Ice Mountain Sparkling Water

Ice Mountain Sparkling Water in Lemon and Grapefruit flavour
Treat yourself to a guiltless indulgence with the new Ice Mountain Sparkling Water! Bursting with invigorating bubbles, the new Ice Mountain Sparkling Water is masterfully concocted with a hint of crisp Lemon or Grapefruit, perfect as a revitalizing boost anytime, anywhere. Great with a meal and even better to cool down on a long hot day!

The new ICE MOUNTAIN Sparkling Water is concocted to give everyday Singaporeans the sparkle boost from within that uplifts the mood and rejuvenates the senses. Devoid of sugar, artificial sweeteners and colouring, ICE MOUNTAIN Sparkling Water is set to captivate the palate with an infusion of lemon or grapefruit flavours. Even better, ICE MOUNTAIN Sparkling Water offers zero calories! So savour the bubbling sensation in every sip of ICE MOUNTAIN Sparkling Water without any sense of guilt!

Each bottle of Ice Mountain Sparkling Water (375ml) retails at a recommended selling price of S$1.20 at leading supermarket and at S$1.90 at selected convenience stores.

Coco Life 100% Coconut Water
Coco Life offers the convenience of drinking coconut water extracted straight from the nut with no artificial flavours, Coco Life is never from concentrate, it contains no fat, no cholesterol, no artificial flavours and hydrates naturally, the way nature intended. To top its all, Coco Life is certified as a Healthier Choice food by the Health Promotion Board.

Coco Life is available in a handy (330ml) pack for $1.50 at major supermarkets ($1.50) and $2.30 at convenience stores.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Music Run Festival 2016 returns to rock Sentosa in April

The ultimate 5km Music Run Festival returns to rock Singapore’s shores this April with 5 different lively music zones for participants to run, dance and party as the world’s loudest fun run located in Sentosa Singapore.
Photo Credit: The Music Run™ Singapore
The Music Run by AIA is an immersive 5km fun run that puts music at the heart of the experience. Over 120 concert quality speakers pumping out over 150,000 watts of music will line the running course, known as ‘The Sound Track’, across five interactive and music themed zones – Rock, Pop, Old School, Hip Hop and Dance.

Photo Credit: The Music Run™ Singapore
Photo Credit: The Music Run™ Singapore
Highly immersive and interactive, the music experience starts from the moment participants sign up for the run. Participants get to decide the music that they want to listen to during the run by voting online for their favourite hits using a bespoke music selection app created with digital music partner, Spotify®. The songs with the most votes make the official soundtrack of the run.

The 5km Music Run event will be held on the 23 April 2016 at Palawan Green @ Sentosa Island, next to Beach station from 3.30pm to 9pm. The tickets cost at S$50 and S$70 for standard pack and rock star pack respectively. All participants will receive a Medal at the Finish Line.


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Batman v Superman limited edition Stamp Collection available in Singapore

Good news for DC Fans!! SingPost in partnership with Warner Bros to launch a limited edition MyStamp Collection on 24 March 2016 available in Singapore.


OMG!! Look at this limited edition 12-page hard-cover Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice MyStamp Collection! Their artwork is so beautiful, i feel like i am not just buying the stamp, i am also buying the artwork. It also comes with three souvenir stamp sheets and a retractable lanyard.

Collectors can enjoy a promotional price of S$55.90, with a 20% savings, when you pre-order the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice MyStamp Book Collection from now to 23 March 2016 at www.stampdelight.com. Original Price at $69.90.


From 24 March 2016, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice MyStamp Collection will be available for sale at all post offices, the DC COMICS SUPER HEROES CAFE, the Singapore Philatelic Museum and online, while stock last.

In celebration of the launch of the sale of the MyStamp Collection, SingPost will be setting up an issuance date stamping booth with a special date stamp only available at DC COMICS Super Heroes Cafe on 24 March 2016.


Next marvelous deal, a specially designed menu will also be available exclusively at DC COMICS SUPER HEROES CAFE. Fans can also look forward to winning movie tickets through contests from SingPost and DC COMICS SUPER HEROES CAFE.

Batman’s Wagyu Beef Jaw Burger - $31.90++
Charcoal Brioche, Wagyu Cheek Patty, Foie Gras Butter, Cucumber Telegraph, Tomato, Butter Head Lettuce, Shaved Cabbage, Sesame Dressing, Melted Monterey Jack Cheese, Turkey Bacon, Apple Wood Smoked BBQ Sauce.

What an impressive combination!! Lots of great ingredients was used for this burger. The wagyu cheek patty was huge, meaty and soft. Everything combined well just that the foie gras butter was a little overwhelmed. Not all people can accept the strong foie gras butter taste!

Batman’s Truffle Pasta - $26.90++
Squid Ink Linguine, Alba Truffle Sauce, Sauteed Garlic White Shrimp Tail, Arugula Salad, Parmigiano Shaved.

At first, i was doubting the taste of this pasta. As i was wonder, will it taste weird when squid ink combined with Alba Truffle sauce? But after i have tried it out, i have fall in love with this pasta. The both strong flavors sauce was combined perfectly well. I can taste the squid ink and truffle aroma at the same time.

Superman’s Free Range Chicken Burger - $27.90++
Butter Milk Brioche, Free Range Chicken Patty, Peanut Butter, Sunny Side Up Egg With Dukkah Spice, Guacamole, Melted Cheddar, Smoked Jalapeno and Scallion Pasto, Tomato, Butter Head Letture, Arugula Salad and Balsamic Dressing.

The Butter milk brioche make the burger even tastier. An surprising ingredient was used in this burger. The surprise ingredient, Peanut butter. It goes perfectly well to the burger and it was the key ingredient for this delicious burger. You can tell how much effort that the chef have invested in.

Superman’s Pasta Crevettes Carbonara - $28.90++
Fettuccine Pasta, Poached Organic Egg, Mentaiko Cream, Red Prawn, Ikura, Parmigiano Shaved. Japanese-Italian Fusion Pasta. The key ingredient for this dish was Mentaiko Cream, if the Mentaiko cream fail to bring out the soul of this dish, it mean this pasta is not worthy anymore. Sadly to say that, this pasta is not worthy as the mentaiko cream was slightly lacking of the flavor. Overall, this dish was on the bland side.

DC Comics Super Heroes Café Location:
2 Bayfront Avenue, L1-03/04/05 Bay Level,
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972

Contact: +65 6688 7610

Opening Hours: 
Sunday - Thursday: 10:30am – 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 10:30am – 11:30pm


How you can win movie tickets to 
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.

20 lucky diners at the Café will win a pair of preview tickets to catch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on 23 March 2016, days before the film opens in cinemas. Terms and conditions apply.

In Addition, The first 500 diners who purchase items from the themed menu will each receive an exclusive set – consisting of two SingPost movie postcards and MyStamp pieces. DC COMICS SUPER HEROES CAFE will also be giving out a special movie themed drink with every purchase of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice MyStamp Collection (S$69.90).

The first 50 SingPost customers who post their purchases online and share the contest details or product launch link with the hashtag #SPBATSUP via SingPost’s Facebook pagewill win a pair of movie passes.

Friday, March 18, 2016

25 valuable things you can see at the revamped Chinatown Heritage Centre

Track back your footsteps at the newly revamped Chinatown Heritage Centre. Experiencing the early year of Chinatown in a three-storey exhibition that takes you to a different time in history, filled with interactive technology, insightful videos and descriptions of Singapore’s heritage.

Thank you Singapore Tourism Board for the invitation to the opening of the revamped Chinatown Heritage Centre in last February. Hence in this article, all photographed were shot using the SONY A7Rii, a perfect and lightweight Mirrorless camera for low-light condition.


The opening kicks off with the two brilliant hosts “travelled” from the 1950s. The proper traditional way of shop opening was carried out whereby the onsite audiences have to roll a pineapple into the shop to bring in good fortune and prosperity.


New visitor guide was introduced at the Chinatown Heritage Centre whereby visitors can now navigate the interior with the help of this little gadget that provides more-in-depth stories about life in the 1950s shophouse as well as the people who contributed stories to shape the gallery. Without further ado, let’s check out the 25 valuable things you can see at the revamped Chinatown Heritage Centre.


1. Tailor Shop
visitors begins their journey with the story of the Tailor and his interactions with his apprentices and family. Visitors are completely immersed in an authentic recreation of a tailor shop, typical of those that used to line Pagoda Street during the 1950s – 1980s.


2. Living Cubicles 
Ambient soundscapes and audio conversations offer a glimpse of the neighbourly goodwill, and also of the occasional skirmish that might ensue in such overcrowded living conditions.


Visitors can now step into selected living cubicles and experience first-hand what cramped living conditions were like, gaining a deeper appreciation for the resourcefulness, resilience, and sense of community that came with communal living.


3. The Olden Days Toilet
Well, you have ever wondered how people do their daily business in this small filthy toilet during the olden days. I guess Chinatown Heritage Centre will give you an unforgettable experience.  Good luck!


4. Experience the Family of Eight
The former Painter’s Cubicle that gave a glimpse of a typical family life in the shophouse is updated to feature a different family - the Kong family who used to live at 48 Pagoda Street, the exact shophouse in which part of the Centre is now housed in.




5. Clog Maker
The Clog Maker’s Cubicle is refreshed based on archival accounts to focus on life of a typical family involved with the trade – the father sold clogs, customised to occasion, whilst his wife sought to make ends meet through other means, such as harvesting tobacco remnants from discarded cigarette butts, to be rolled into new cigarettes.


6. Rats in the House!
In the past, the living space is very limited. Either a room of 4 or 8, some living creatures we cannot stop them from coming in. This is a good scenario example showing the rat running around the house searching for foods. Luckily life changes nowadays ~!


7. Retro Chinese Chess
This is something retro and interesting found in Chinatown Heritage Centre. I believe this game is very hot in the past especially among the elderly.


8. Physician's Family
Formerly known as the Seamstress Cubicle, the cubicle is renamed the Physician’s Family Cubicle, focusing on the story inspired by writer Wu Si Jing’s father. Si Jing lived in a shophouse at the junction of Pagoda and Trengganu Streets between the early 1940s to 1950s, and documented her Chinatown experience in books Lotus from the mud: I was a majie's foster daughter and Down Memory Lane In Clogs - Growing Up In Chinatown.


9. The Clifford Pier
This gallery chronicles the journey of Chinese immigrants and capture some of the defining stories and moments in the long and perilous journey to Singapore. Through an immersive multimedia show featuring animations and sound and lighting effects, visitors are momentarily taken through the hellish journey these passengers endured in hopes of a brighter future. The rest of this gallery explores the different world these early immigrants soon found themselves in upon arrival.


10. The Salve Work
Life was tough in the past. People work hard to earn money for family. Chinatown Heritage Centre will allow you to experience the “amount of work load” that you need to carry.


11. Singapore One Dollar Note
I believe most of the youngster had never seen the past Singapore One Dollar Note before. Chinatown Heritage Centre is a good opportunity for you to explore the past and present valuable items produce and found in Singapore.


12. Tay Koh Yat Bus Tickets
Have you seen the Singapore first bus tickets before? Well, this was my first time seeing it too!


13. Drugs in the Early Days
Having survived the hellish journey to Singapore, not all was rosy as many had hoped. In this gallery, visitors will get to explore where the migrants settled in different parts of Chinatown, the customs they brought along, and the often harsh conditions in which they eked out a living. Today, let’s have a closer look at the opium addictions happened in the olden days.


14. Search of Fortune
Visitors will also be treated to a multi-sensory and interactive experience as they peek into the hidden world of old Chinatown to discover how poor migrants impoverished themselves further through gambling and opium addictions, and the vice industries associated with secret societies.


15. Retro Tiger Beer Poster
Something you definitely won’t miss along the gallery walk way at level 3!


16. The Library
This gallery showcase a series of past heritage shop and living cultures at the heart of Chinatown street market held in the 1960s. I am glad that I am explored and learn the Singapore culture along the way in the Chinatown Heritage Centre. Thus, this photo represents the library in the street market of Chinatown.


17. Famous Tong Heng Egg Tarts
Chinatown favourite had its beginning in a pushcart selling coffee and toast, by its founder, Fong Chee Heng, who arrived in Singapore from Guangdong in the early 1900s. As years passed, Fong saved up enough to start a coffee shop at Smith Street in the 1930s. He created and improvised traditional recipes to turn out delectable pastries and desserts. The business, which later move to south bridge road, was aptly named Tong Heng, or ‘Prosperity of the East’.


18. Nightlife of Chinatown
Attention will shift from the hustle and bustle of a busy street market scene to the evening glow and night time entertainment, featuring prolific entertainment venues of the past, such as Tai Thong Restaurant, Southern Hotel, and Lai Chun Yuen. Visitors will be immersed in a multimedia projection show offering a glimpse of how the various iconic festivals to Chinatown, such as the Seven Sisters Festival and Theemithi, were typically celebrated.


19. Barber shop
Want to have a hair cut? Take a queue for this seat.


20. Cartoon Machine
From the price range of 5 cents to 20 cents, kids in the past share their money to watch the animated cartoon through the coin machine.


21. The Calligraphy
Come and learn how to write a perfect calligraphy. Oh wait! You can’t really learn how to write but the Chinatown Heritage Centre will tell you why calligraphy skills are famous in the past. Good photography opportunity for everyone here!


22. Singapore Living Culture in the 1960s
In the Chinatown Heritage Centre, it will show you the change of living lifestyle from 1950s to 1960s in Singapore.


23. Death House
Ending off on a sombre note, the final section of the gallery talks about Sago Lane and the death houses, once commonly associated with Chinatown before they were banned in 1961. Here, visitors explore the subjects of funeral parlours, processions, and paraphernalia, while immersed in a haunting and contemplative environment.


24. Tracing the transformation of Chinatown
In this new gallery, visitors trace the physical transformation of Chinatown and the personal memories and tales behind the modern façade. In a separate section featuring 6 personalities whose lives are entwined with the evolution of Chinatown, visitors catch a glimpse of how these individuals draw upon their families’ heritage in Chinatown in forging a new future.


25. Curry Times by Old Chang Kee
After visiting the Chinatown Heritage Centre, you may be feeling hungry! No to worry, simply hop onto the Curry Times café (just right beside Chinatown Heritage Centre) for some delectable meal! You may try the Singapore’s multi-ethnic cuisine such as Singapore curry and the famous “Old Chang Kee” curry puff at Curry Times by Old Chang Kee, the new F&B outlet at the Chinatown Heritage Centre.

In terms of interior decoration, visitors will find that the café is decked with furniture and ornaments that are found in a typical Singapore shophouse in a palette that is reflective of the Chinatown spirit. Familiar items such as bird cages, louvered windows and traditional seats are also found in the restaurant.


The Chinatown Heritage Centre general admission fee cost at S$15 and S$11 for adult and child respectively. FREE admission for seniors Citizen and PR aged 60 above from today till 31st July 2016. You may click here for more information about the Chinatown Heritage Centre.

Chinatown Heritage Centre Location Address:
48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207

Opening hours:
- 9am to 8pm Daily
- Closed every 1st Monday of the month

Tel: 6224 3928
Email: enquiry@chinatownhc.com.sg
Note: All admission tickets include a Multimedia Guide.

 
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