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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Get HOOQed on Singtel prepaid data plans to enhance your mobile experience

HOOQ is now available on Singtel. To celebrate its launch, Singtel is offering exciting prepaid data plan promotions designed to enhance customers’ mobile data experience.

As part of Singtel’s partnership with the video streaming service, Singtel prepaid customers who purchase any of the following eligible prepaid data plans will also be able to enjoy over 15,000 Filipino, Hindi and Tamil, and Indonesian movies and TV series:

  • 7-Day Value 1GB S$7 Data Plan
  • 30-Day Super 1GB S$10 Data Plan
  • 30-Day Super 3GB S$20 Data Plan
  • 30-Day Super 5GB S$30 Data Plan

Customers can purchase prepaid data plans via hi! Account (www.singtel.com/hi), *100# or *363 via Main Account Balance. More information on prepaid data plans and HOOQ can be found at www.singtel.com/prepaid.

Singtel postpaid, broadband and TV customers can look forward to exclusive HOOQ deals on Singtel’s video portal, Cast, in the first quarter of 2017.

Eden Park officially launch in Singapore at Takashimaya Orchard

Eden Park, luxury French brand co-founded by French rugby legend Frank Mesnel found its way to our shores and made its debut appearance on 22 November in Takashimaya Men’s department store!

Parked among various international labels in Takashimaya offering similar range of shirts, polos and tees, Eden Park is definitely up against some serious competition. Having its rugby roots from one of its co-founders, Eden Park offers trendy apparel from sporty chic to smart casual for the discerning men.



Tracking the latest fashion trends is no longer the exclusive traits of ladies coz guys have grown "vain" and mindful of their sense of style over the years. Muted colours and designs no longer dominate the men's wardrobe! With this fact, Eden Park’s iconic "Pink Bow" logo and its bright pastel coloured collection is all set to add some colour into the modern men's wardrobe and bring them out of their "colour safety zone"!

Anyone game to add some colours into your life? Cheers!

Eden Park Location Address:
Takashimaya Men’s Department @ Level 3
391A Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238873

About Eden Park
Eden Park is a French clothing brand created in 1987 by Franck Mesnel and his teammates, and it is the proud formal wear supplier to 5 successful European teams: England, Wales, Ireland, Italy and France.

The brand is always offering very comfortable articles, with a kind subtlety in the details which shades into elegance. This love of details has always been one of the Eden Park’s key characteristics, with its combination of nonchalance, boldness and discrepancy, right down into the smallest finishing, and for nearly 30 years has made it an unparalleled brand in the world of trendy chic. The appropriation of the sportswear touch, with jackets very prominent, can be seen right across the collection, with a multitude of details.

Eden Park has 395 French sales outlets and a presence in 90 outlets around the world including Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Switzerland and Dubai. In the UK, there is one wholly owned shop, as well as four franchises and 11 independent concessions.





Guest writer: Wilfred Lam

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Insightful Japanese Pop Culture at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016

Anime Festival Asia (AFA) returns Singapore with more spectacular and insightful of Japanese Pop Culture and Anime exhibition located at the Suntec City Level 3 and 4 @ Convention Hall from 25th to 27th November 2016.

Into the 9th years of Anime Festival Asia in Singapore, this year event featured over 130 Exhibitors with 200 booths of exclusive merchandise, content, showcases. Visitors can look forward to a lively weekends with several of line-up action packed programme, including of experience the interactive zones as well as photo opportunity with your favourite Cosplayers and Japanese artistes. Let’s check out some of the highlights I have picked at this year AFA 2016 event:


Cosplayers at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016
Look out for the passionate Cosplayers with fashionista costumes and grab your photography opportunity with them at the Suntec City level 3 and 4.


Purchase exclusive merchandise from Japan
Fans and collectors can purchase the original merchandise direct from Japan, including merchandise exclusive to the festival, will be available for savvy shoppers.

Wakuwaku Japan with Mr PPAP - Piko-taro
Are you crazy about the PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)? Yes! In this year Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016 exhibition, you may challenge your fashions style with the PPAP guy at the Wakuwaku Japan booth. Is FOC!


Sword Art Online Interactive Zone and Marketplace
Anime Fans and visitors can look forward to immersive experiences at various experience zones, including a Sword Art Online centric exhibition booth that showcases artwork and animation cuts of all seasons of this beloved series.

Kawaii hands on experience at the NHK World Booth
One of the highlight at the NHK World booth is the TIME AFTER TIME CAPSULE project lead by Japanese fashion artists – Mr Sebastian Masuda. Visitors can create their own kawaii inspired message for the future, make their own kawaii objects, or bring their own items to include in the public art project.

The TIME AFTER TIME CAPSULE aims to cover 10 cities before ultimately heading to its final destination, Tokyo, where the art works from around the world will be displayed together in Tokyo 2020.


Sebastian Masuda and Tokyo Performance Domo
Tokyo Performance Domo Presented by NHK World
Are you a fan of Domo? If yes, here is your golden opportunity to meet the members from Domo at this year Anime Festival Asia 2016 in Singapore. Check out and learn the Kawaii Domobics workout dance at the AFA main stage and NHK World booth in this weekend!

Meet the Japanese celebrity Cosplayer, Enako in person
Meet the Kawaii celebrity Cosplayer, Enako at AFA Singapore 2016 at the SAO booth (on Saturday) and Akiba stage (On Sunday). Here is your chance to get photograph with her as well as her autography too.

Pokemon SG RUN Registration booth at AFA SG 2016
To all Pokemon Fans! Have you registered the Singapore first’ Pokemon RUN which will be happening next year January? Well, you may do so at the AFA exhibition this weekend. See you next year at the Pokemon SG Run!

Pokemon GO Trainer Get to Redeem a free gift
Suntec Convention & Exhibition Center will be giving away prizes to Pokemon Go trainers during AFA Singapore 2016! Catch a Pokemon in the area and win! Location of redemption counter: Level 3 Concierge desk of Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Redemption counter operating hours: 10am – 7pm. Redemption of prizes while stocks last.

Exquisite Anime Figure displays at AFA SG 2016
Check out a range of exquisite Anime Figure displays at the AFA Singapore 2016 exhibition.


Power-packed Performances by Anisong Legends and New Artistes
Concert lovers can look forward to 12 artistes and artiste groups over the three-day concert series. Six returning Anisong legends (T.M.Revolution, JAM Project, HoneyWorks / CHiCO with HoneyWorks, Aimer, KOTOKO, and May’n), will be joined by six new additions (HOME MADE KAZOKU, Minori Chihara, Ami Wajima, Alisa Takigawa, Konomi Suzuki and Wake Up, Girls!) on stage.

The Anime Festival Asia 2016 tickets pricing from S$13 per day for Exhibition-only access, and limited tickets can be purchased on-site. For more information on the AFA festival, please visit: www.animefestival.asia and www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia.

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016
Dates: 25 – 27 November 2016
Location: Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Centre (Levels 3 & 4)
Exhibition Timing:
Friday & Saturday: 9.30 am ~ 8pm
Sunday: 9.30 am ~ 7pm

Friday, November 25, 2016

Shopee 5 Valuable Tech Deals for Cyber Monday

Get ready for the valuable cyber sales on Monday? In conjunction with the Christmas season, Shopee is now having 5 awesome tech deals featuring up to 80% off, on Cyber Monday, 28 Nov 2016. Check out the deals here:

1. Kindle 8th Gen 2016 with Accessories
Original Price - $188.00
Sale Price - $69.00
Calling all bookworms! Here’s a deal that you can’t miss – the Kindle 8th Gen that comes bundled with a protective pouch and screen protector. At 60% off, what’s there to think about?

2. Lenovo Ideapad 110 Series
Original Price - $499.00
Sale Price - $199.00
Get your hands on the Lenovo Ideapad 110 Series that give you features need without the big price tag: dependable processing power, good memory, lots of storage, an attractive display, and integrated graphics. At such a bargain, what’s there not to love?

3. Redmi 4a
Original Price - $169.00
Sale Price - $69.00
Packed with a Snapdragon 425 chipset (1.4GHz quad-core), 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera and a 3,120mAh battery in a device with a 5-inch screen with a 720p resolution, the Redmi 4a is definitely going at a great bargain! Available in Gold and Rose Gold, it’s a perfect little gift for ladies.
4. ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1060 AMP! Edition 6GB GDDR5
Original Price - $429.00
Sale Price - $259.00
Power up with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card that’s loaded with innovative new gaming technologies, making it the perfect choice for the latest high-definition games. Delivering brilliant performance that opens the door to virtual reality and beyond, it’s a definite steal for hardcore gamers.

5. Fitbit Alta Fitness Wristband
Original Price - $198.00
Sale Price - $89.00
Stay motivated with the Fitbit Alta —a water-resistant fitness wristband with an activity tracker that provides fitness data about your steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes. Who needs a personal trainer when you’ve got one on wrist to keep you in check?

Visit Shopee to check out the hourly deals and major discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Food Review: Scrumptious Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ Buffet Restaurant in Chinatown

Calling all steamboat lovers! Are you ready for a feast with your family or friends this year end season? Introducing the newly opened Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ buffet restaurant located in the heart of Chinatown.

Welcome to Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ Buffet Restaurant
It’s our first visit to Hao Lai Wu (好来屋) and we are here for our steamboat and BBQ dinner. We were deeply impressed by the authentic Chinese-style (中国风) wall interior design as well as the colourful and creative facilities for the dine-in customers. It is a place where food meets fashion, offering a huge variety of steamboat and BBQ delights ranging from vegetables, meats to seafood.

There are a total of 5 soup bases for selection (Mala, Tom Yam, Herbal Chicken, Double Boiled and Tomato). With standard steamboats, 2 soup bases can be chosen. We decided to have the Tom Yam and Herbal Chicken soup base for our steamboat dinner.

In the restaurant, there is a homemade sauce selection for you to mix your favourite sauce. Pick the ingredients of your choice and you can give it a super spicy touch should you wish to, any sauces that go well with your steamboat & BBQ dishes.


Here are the 3 recommended authentic Sichuan style appetizers – chicken (辣子鸡丁), prawn (香辣虾) and Sichuan skewers (四川串烧) to kick off our steamboat meal. I like the addictive taste of the dishes as the sour and spicy marinated sauce are well-blended.

辣子鸡丁

香辣虾

四川串烧
Hao Lai Wu steamboat & BBQ restaurant gives dine-in customers a unique 2-in-1 dining experiences. As we were having our scrumptious steamboat on the elegant crystal pot, at the same time we were enjoying our smokeless BBQ session too. Yes! Is smokeless!

The tender sliced BBQ meats were deliciously good.

Valuable steamboat experience with friends in Chinatown
My verdict: 
We had a delightful scrumptious dining experience at the Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ Buffet Restaurant (好来屋火锅烧烤自助). I like the 2-in-1 steamboat and BBQ concept in the fully air-conditioned interior complementary with the classic Chinese-style design and the excellent customer services. It is a perfect place for family and friends gathering. Likewise, there were huge varieties of freshly seafood and delicious steamboat/BBQ meat awaits you. Lastly, pricing at the Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ buffet restaurant were definitely affordable. Overall, it is a highly recommended buffet restaurant to dine-in. Thumb up!


Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ Location Address: 
8 Sago Street, Singapore 059012

Buffet Lunch: $13.80+ (Monday to Thursday) | $18.80+ (Friday to Sunday)

Buffet Dinner: $18.80+ (Monday to Sunday)

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday (11am to 11pm)
Reservation no.: 6221 0065

Terms & Conditions:
Children's height must be below 1.2m (below 0.9m, free of charge);
Students: present valid students card before ordering;
Seniors: age 60 & above; present valid senior citizens cards before ordering.
Service charge of 10% applies.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Transit Hotel Review: Uniquely experience stay at Plaza Premium Lounge Malaysia at KLIA2

Thank you Plaza Premium Group for the warm invitation and great hospitality, I had a wonderful stay at the Plaza Premium Lounge Malaysia. It was a uniquely travel experience with friend to explore and discover the hidden gem in Kuala Lumpur international airport terminal.

It has been awhile since my last visit to Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia. I am glad to be back to catch up with my good friends for some local delights and drinks in the KL city. The next day, Jonathan and I arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2 (KLIA2) for our overnight stay at the Plaza Premium Lounge before flying back to Singapore.

The Plaza Premium Lounge is a transit hotel located at Level 2M of the Gateway@KLIA2. It comes with affordable price and excellent amenities which provides travellers a comfortable airport experience regardless of your airline or ticket class.

The private resting suites in Plaza Premium Lounge Malaysia comes with 4 spacious room availability which consists of ‘Suite’, ‘Traveller Suite’, ‘Family Suite’ and ‘Studio’ range from 1 pax to a family of 4, for a minimum of a 3-hour stay package.

Thank you Siew Lin from Plaza Premium Group for the recommendation and as a single traveller, I checked-in the suite room for my stay. I am in love with the elegant space grey interior and the cozy space of the suite room, comfortable single bed as well as the attached shower facilities and complimentary WIFI connection. Let’s take a mini room tour here:

Room key to enter the suite room
Space grey wall interior

Comfortable Single bed
Shower facilities, body wash and shampoo from Magenta brand
Emergency Escape route at Plaza Premium Lounge Malaysia
Well, are you feeling hungry or thirsty? Hop on to the Plaza Premium Lounge dining area to enjoy the free flow of food and beverages.
You may also want to grab a copy of Premium Travel Magazine to check out the wonders around the world. 
My verdict:
I am delighted by the excellent luxury services given by the team from Plaza Premium Group. It was an enjoyable stay experience at the Plaza Premium Lounge Malaysia at KLIA2. I am in love with the lounge facilities and amenities, as well as the matching space grey interior design of the suites room which had caught my attention at all time. The delicious foods and icy cooling beverages in the dining area were well-prepared and organized. Overall, the Plaza Premium Lounge in KLIA2 is a recommended transit hotel for your stopover before you onboard the long hour flight to your next destination.

The Plaza Premium Lounge Malaysia at KLIA2 is open 24 hours daily, located before the Immigration clearance, and accessible to all travellers.

Here is a short sneak preview! Our next article will bring you to explore the hidden gem in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It was an amazing uniquely experience to tour around the KLIA and KLIA 2 and I am glad that Siew Lin from Plaza Premium Group for taking up her precious weekend for being our tour guide through this session. And also thank you for the foodies treat at the Flight Club and the Green Market in KL Airport. I am now familiar with the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Stay tune for the full review on Flight Club!

Welcome to the Malaysia Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

 
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