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Monday, April 24, 2017

Movie review: Double up your heart rate in Fabricated City

Seductively-thrilling action crime film that double up your heart beats in solving the mystery man behind the murder victims, South Korean actor, Ji Chang Wook make his debut on Fabricated City movie opens in Singapore cinemas theatres, 20 April 2017.

Life is like a game of chess, changing with each move. Directed by director, Park Kwang-hyun, the intelligence team kicks-off with some bloody cinematic, bringing you into their strategic game-plan in fabricated city.


Although some parts of the scenes are predictable but overall it is still worth watching because of its spectacular climax actions that will definitely give you a ‘WOW’ effect in the theatre. I rate the Fabricated City movie: 3.5/5 star.

Fabricated City Movie Synopsis:
Hardcore gamer Kwon Yu wastes his life away playing video games at internet cafes. But after he returns a lost phone, he is arrested and given life imprisonment for sexually assaulting and murdering a minor. With the help of his online teammates, he has a chance to clear his name. As they dig into his case,they uncover a massive plot and a shadowy organization that puts innocent people to prison on behalf of powerful men in the country.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

New Novotel London Canary Wharf with 360 degree spectacular views of London

AccorHotels opens its new flagship Novotel in London’s Canary Wharf to guests. The hotel nestled at 40 Marsh Street with 127 metre high. It is one of the tallest buildings with 360-degree spectacular views of London taking in sights including The Shard, the Olympic Park and Greenwich Park.

Visitors can enjoy amazing views of London from the top floors at the ultra-modern Bokan 37 restaurant, Bokan 38 bar and Bokan 39 roof terrace, which are set to be destination venues in their own right. A coffee shop, Canary Coffee, on the ground floor has been developed to serve the needs of the local working population as much as hotel guests.

The hotel has 313 rooms including 26 individually-designed suites, and offers nine meeting rooms, all of which have innovative and individual designs based around the commodities brought in from the Canary Islands. It also provides a state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool and sauna on the lower ground floor and free Wi-Fi throughout.

This hotel will be the first of the group’s UK portfolio to contain a vegetable garden, in line with AccorHotels’ PLANET21 plan to support urban agriculture by planting 1,000 vegetable gardens in its hotels by 2020.

For more information about the New Novotel London Canary Wharf hotel, please click here.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Explosive-Thrilling Shock Wave 2017 (拆弹专家) Movie Review

Shock Wave is an action movie directed by Director, Herman Yau and lead actor by Andy Lau. The film shows the respect and life responsibilities of being an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau (EOD), one of the most dangerous careers in this world, especially against the terrorists attack.


Kicking off a fiery-thrilling film, Shock Wave (拆弹专家) score a perfect satisfaction sentiment in its breathtaking cinematography, unpredictable twist, incredible dramatic visuals and inspiring story. My heartbeat increases rapidly as the climax kicks in at the tunnel with an explosive blast through the city. Overall, I rate the Shock Wave movie: 5/5 star. It is a highly recommended movie to watch in April.

Shock Wave Movie Synopsis:
JS Cheung [Andy Lau], a Superintendent in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau (EOD) of Hong Kong Police Force, went undercover seven years ago into the gang led by the most-wanted crime boss Blast [Jiang Wu]. Cheung successfully uprooted the gang and arrested a few robbers including Blast’s younger brother Biao. However, Blast was on the loose and he swore he’d be back for revenge. Seven years have passed and Blast kick starts his plan – a series of bomb attacks have sparked fear among Hong Kong citizens. To maintain law and order, Cheung must put Blast behind bars and he is ready to sacrifice his life to fight a tough battle with the ruthless bomber.


Canon EOS M10 X Pokemon your best travel buddy

Pokemon Fans alert! Canon is bringing on Season 2 by partnering with Pokemon as “The Perfect Adventure Buddy”. The special edition Canon EOS M10 box set bundled with a 20cm Pikachu Shoulder Plush will be available in May at all Canon authorised dealers at the recommended retail price of $649 (EOS M10 Kit), $799 (EOS M19 Kit II) and $999 (EOS M10 Kit III).

#ToyTravel essentially is the art of photography where toys imitate life. Spontaneous and fun, it can be anything from a selfie of you and a figurine chilling by the pool on a lazy afternoon, to a jump shot with your favourite plush toy on top of the mountain you just conquered. The possibilities are endless and one is only limited by his or her imagination and creativity.

Sleek and powerful EOS M10
As the lightest camera in Canon’s EOS M range of high performance mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera, the EOS M10 is the perfect companion for carrying around on all your adventures. The EOS M10 delivers superior images and allows users to capture and share spontaneous moments while on the go, making the camera a great companion for urbanites of today.

Canon EOS M10 – The Perfect Adventure Buddy Photo Challenge
Explore different parts of your city with your Pokémon and take them on a unique adventures. If you are game for an adrenaline rush, consider bringing Squirtle surfing or going skating with Jigglypuff! If you prefer a quiet afternoon, you could even bring Snorlax to your favourite café for a shot of espresso.

From May to July 2017, Canon is launching a monthly photo challenge. The challenge is open to the public to top the leadership board. With a different theme announced each month, participants are required to incorporate the themes into their photos and the winner of each theme stands to win an EOS M10 kit (EF-M15-45mm) along with a Pikachu Shoulder Plush or Limited Edition Pokémon Key Chains.

At the end of each month, the top three best photos on the leader board will stand a chance to be the grand winner for the month. One grand prize winner will be selected out of the three by a professional photographer. The remaining two consolation prize winners will win limited edition Pokémon key chains.

It’s time to catch them all with Canon EOS M10! More information do visit: https://snapshot.canon-asia.com/Pokemon (The website will go Live in May)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote makes you a smart and confident presenter

Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote
Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote makes you a smart and confident presenter. It is a game-changing remote that allows you to navigate slides and interact with on-screen content from up to 100 feet away.

Logitech Spotlight Key Features:
  • Highlight and magnify on screen: Go beyond traditional laser pointing with an advanced pointer system that precisely highlights or magnifies areas of focus in pixel-perfect detail. Create an impression that is visible to in-person audiences and on video conferences.
  • Mouse-like cursor control: Use the on-screen cursor to play and pause videos, open links, and enjoy a range of rich content interaction.
  • Smart time management: Spotlight tracks your presenting time and reminds you when it’s time to wrap up. You can also activate vibration alerts through the Logitech Presentation app, which allows you to remain focused on the presentation and not the clock.
  • Versatile connectivity and compatibility: Connect Spotlight to your computer via USB receiver and Bluetooth® Smart technology. It works with Windows, Mac OS and all popular presentation platforms including PowerPoint, Keynote, PDF, Google Slides and Prezi.
  • Quick recharging and extended range: Spotlight can be quick charged in one minute for three hours of use. It also has a 30-meter (100-ft)* operating range so you can move and present freely, even in large size rooms.
Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote
The Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote is now available on Logitech and Apple, at the price of $169.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Fun Feast at the Sentosa Siloso GrillFest this April

Spice up your excitement this April at Sentosa’s Siloso Beach where it will be transformed into a vibrant and mouth-watering food street. The inaugural Siloso Grill Fest offers a spread of classic and contemporary BBQ creations as well as a variety of delectable international cuisine from about 20 F&B pop-up stalls that stretch over 1km.

What’s more, witness also the longest brick BBQ pit in Singapore. All these accompanied by live music performances from artistes such as Jack & Rai and MUSA The Collective over two weekends on 13 – 16 April 2017 and 21 – 23 April 2017 from 6pm till late.

Charge a minimum of S$30 to your Mastercard and go for one spin in a sure-win lucky draw! 
A smoky, charred slab of meat or a platter of freshly grilled seafood is a perfect way to wrap up an exhilarating day at Siloso beach. At The State of Fun, it’s always time to let your hair down (while also letting it smell like charcoal and grill) and indulge in sinful yet irresistible BBQ delights. With F&B names like Spuds & Aprons, FOC Sentosa, Mykonos on The Bay, and more, you know you’re in for some flaming treats.

The grilled seafood platter by Spuds & Aprons’ is probably every shellfish lover’s dream with generous amounts of fresh mussels, clams, squid, and prawns.

However, it was their Hokkaido scallops with Mentaiko sauce that stole my heart with its absolutely satisfying umami goodness.

ONE°15 Marina’s Wok Fried Tiger Prawns with Chilli Crab sauce was also a hit with palm-sized Tiger Prawns that were irresistibly sweet. We just wished it came with the missing half of every Chilli Crab based dish – deep fried Mantous. They do offer the dish with a Black Pepper or Herbal base too.

With a whole range of options to feast on, we recommend coming in groups to maximise your palates. Forget about the calories for just one night and oblige yourselves at Siloso’s GrillFest, the first such event of its kind. After all, the pop-up stalls span across 1km, which means burning calories while feasting! What a perfect world we live in.

Apart from savouring food by the beach, guests can also look forward to great dining and attractive F&B promotions across Sentosa in April with experiences that are unique to The State of Fun! For more information about the event, do visit: http://www.sentosa.com.sg/feast

Siloso GrillFest Bonus!
Charge a minimum of S$30 to your Mastercard at participating Siloso GrillFest booths for one spin in a sure-win lucky draw! Sentosa Islander members, Sentosa Islander corporate members, PAssion POSB Debit Card or HomeTeamNS-PAssion POSB Debit Card cardholder are entitled to an additional 1 spin. The prizes include:

• $68 Mastercard prepaid cards
• $48 Mastercard prepaid cards
• $28 Mastercard prepaid cards
• $30 Mastercard petrol vouchers

Mastercard holders also enjoy a 10% discount at selected stalls.

Siloso GrillFest
Dates: 13 to 16 April 2017 and 21 to 23 April 2017
Opening Hours: 6pm – 11pm
Location: Siloso Beach
Admission: Free



Editor: Jeremy Quek

Sunday, April 16, 2017

ZALORA unveils 2017 Raya Collections in Singapore

ZALORA unveils their latest festive collections for 2017 from its very own in-house labels; Zalia, Zalia Homme, and Lubna. The three labels are available exclusively on ZALORA in Singapore starting in April and Lubna will be available for pre-orders starting 7 April 2017.

Zalia 2017 Festive Collection
ZALORA presents the "Enchanted Forest" series for Zalia 2017 Festive Collection. The idea designs are inspired by the natural elements and life in a forest, the collection closely references leafy ferns, tangling vines, climbing wildflowers and lush overgrown foliage.

For the first time, ZALORA has launched a line of bags for Zalia Festive Collection. Style-savvy shoppers can look forward to a range of handbags adorned with embellishments and intricate embroideries. Available in assorted shapes and sizes - from chain-strap handbags to clutches - these bags are the ultimate occasionwear companion and a must-have to complete the festive look.

Zalia Homme 2017 Festive Collection
Contemporary menswear label, Zalia Homme returns with a bigger festive collection this year. The 2017 Festive Collection is peppered with intricate designs inspired by latest trends like carefully designed embroidery patterns, motif prints, and gold embellishments while maintaining the traditional.

Lubna 2017 Eid Collection
Daring to revolutionize modest wear for the modern woman, Lubna’s second capsule collection for the festive season is a blend of trend-smashing textural play and subtle shimmer with the brand’s signature fresh and romantic styling. Made for the Lubna woman who is confident with her unique sense of style and always looking to inspire those around her with creative ideas and the latest trends, the new collection aims to evoke positive emotions associated with happiness, friendship, and togetherness.

You may shop your favorite ZALORA 2017 Raya collections at https://www.zalora.sg/hari-raya-puasa.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Here's how you can get the Windows 10 Creators update

The Windows 10 Creators update is here! Starting from today, all Windows 10 customers will be able to receive the Windows 10 Creators update.

No matter who you are, Windows 10 is built to empower the creator in all of us. The Windows 10 Creators Update levels up your creativity with a range of awesome new features, including 3D, built-in game broadcasting, and new tab management features in Microsoft Edge, just to name a few.


Here’s how you can get your hands on the Creators Update:

  • If you already have a Windows 10 PC, and have automatic updates enabled, the update will be delivered to you when it’s ready.
  • Another great way to take advantage of the Creators Update is to purchase a new Windows 10 PC from Surface or our partners.
  • If you are an advanced user and would like to get the update manually visit this page to get the Creators Update.

For more information about Windows 10 Creators update, do visit the Windows Blog.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Taste the Wonders of Nature with the New F&N Fruit Tree Fresh Wonders

Treat your brand-new day with a glass of refreshing F&N Fruit Tree Fresh Wonders Luscious Berries or Zesty Lime drinks with Organic Chia Seeds. F&N Luscious Berries and Zesty Lime drinks are made from 100% juice with no sugar or artificial sweetener added and they are now available at major supermarkets and hypermarkets at the recommended retail price of $3.25 for a 1-litre pack and $1.30 for 250ml PET bottle.

For the month of April, consumers can redeem a fruit-shaped plate with every purchase of two 1-litre packs of F&N Fruit Tree Fresh Wonders or F&N Fruit Tree Fresh Juices. Four attractive designs are available for redemption, while stocks last.

"Luscious Berries comprises a flavourful medley of yumberries, blueberries, mulberries and cranberries, delicious soft fruits loved for their attractive colours, delicate flesh and unique flavours. The Zesty Lime variant is a refreshing hit of tangy lime juice that awakens taste buds, while the irresistible scent of lime entices our senses with its piquant notes. Both flavours are high in Vitamin C, which has been linked with antioxidant actions that may contribute to reduced risk for cardiovascular diseases. The juices also contain Vitamins A and E, known to help maintain the immune system."

Sunday, April 9, 2017

7 Wallet-Friendly things to do in Siem Reap Cambodia as a Tourist

Welcome to Cambodia! Kick-start of early this year, I make my first visit to the third world country - Cambodia. A smooth flight journey by Jetstar Airline from Singapore to Cambodia, Siem Reap International Airport, I was welcomed by a Cambodian friend of mine, Viti Chay and I am excited and ready to explore the hidden gem in Siem Reap city.

Siem Reap is a town nestled in the north-western side of Cambodia. It is the gateway to the iconic Angkor region. My first time passing by the street of Siem Reap and I am amazed by their nostalgic colonial and Chinese-style architecture and I had a wonderful time experiencing their local historical and cultural attractions.


From the tourist point of view, today I will be sharing the wallet-friendly things to do and places to visit in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Without further ado, let’s check out the 7 things here:

1. Hop on the Tuk-Tuk Ride
The most affordable and comfortable way to travel around town in Cambodia is by Tuk Tuk. However, Tuk Tuk can only drive you within the town distance. If you are travelling out of town, it is still recommend to go for car or van transportation with driver.

Well, are you looking for a Tuk-Tuk driver? Introducing you guys my Cambodian friend, Viti Chay, who is a professional Tuk Tuk driver with excellent tour guide service. He spoke fluent English and treats customers polite and friendly. With his local expertise, I am sure he will definitely guide you along the way to your destination. Feel free to contact him via Facebook.

2. Discover the temples architecture at Angkor Wat
The must- visit attraction place in Siem Reap, Cambodia! Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world offers you the best stunning view during the sunrise. The building was built in the first half of 12 century and it is located about 6km away from the south of Angkor Thom.


Till today, the sculptures and architectural masterpiece in Angkor Wat are still well-maintain. Every step in Angkor Wat leads you to a communication routes entry and exit. The one-day pass to Angkor Wat cost at USD37 (price increase effective from 1 Feb 2017).

Nearby attraction: Angkor Thom

3. Visit the UNESCO site – Ta Prohm Temple
Ta Prohm Temple is one of the most popular tourist attraction places in Siem Reap. This place is listed as the USESCO heritage site in Cambodia. Visitors can experience the hidden jungle atmosphere and there are many great photo opportunities in every dark corner of Ta Prohm Temple. FYI… IS FREE ENTRY!

4. Catch a drink in the Pub Street
Pub Street is the place for your nightlife scene in Siem Reap. Nestled along the pub street, there are lively bars, restaurants, cocktail lounges and nightclubs. The numerous bars are easy accessible for the visitors to relax and catch a drink at the reasonable price of USD $1 – USD $5. Don’t miss out this place!

5. Shopping Heaven at Angkor Night Market
Angkor Night Market is well-known as Siem Reap’s shopping heaven. This outdoor market has more than 200 stalls selling a wide range of traditional clothing, handicrafts and souvenirs as well as handmade bags, wallets and pooches that are made from recycled materials. Do remember to bargain to your best price too! Angkor Night Market opens from 4pm to 12pm daily and it is only 5 minutes walk from the Pub Street.

6. Exploring the Kompong Phluk Floating Village
Although this is somewhere out of the Siem Reap city but it is absolutely worth the time spends to visit. Located 16km away on the southeast part of Siem Reap, welcome to Tonlé Sap Lake - the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.

Kampong Phluk is 1 out of the 4 main floating villages that connected to the Tonlé Sap Lake. The houses in Kampong Phluk are built on tall stilts and the surrounding is covered with nature mangrove forest. Likewise, there are mangrove tours for visitors, offered by local women in small boats to have a closer look at the submerged forest and lakeside village life. It’s once in a lifetime! But beware of boat scammer.

7. Get up-close with the Golden Sunset in Tonle Sap
It was a thrilling experience to hop on the speedboat navigating to the middle of the Tonle Sap to catch the golden sunset. I spent about 30 minutes of my life to admire the lovely sunset in Cambodia and it is definitely one of my unforgettable journeys in this trip.
 
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