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Travel with A Peace of Mind with Ace Travel Insurance

Ace Travel Insurance

So you’ve booked your flight tickets and you are ready for a holiday. There are always many errands to run, work to see to, and things to pack before you board the plane. But is there something you might have missed out on your checklist? Did you pen down ‘travel insurance’?

Now if you are thinking it is not necessary, think again. Do you have a guarantee that nothing will go wrong on your trip? Travel insurance is one favour we should always do for ourselves.  Whilst many unforeseen circumstances can prove very costly, travel insurance these days, on the other hand, is very affordable. So getting yourself insured is the right thing to do.

Ace Travel

And then we are down to choices. There are aplenty in the market, and we have our own preferences too. One of them that we have personally bought before is ACE Travel Insurance for its affordability, and various levels of coverage.

In this post, we will share with you more about why you need travel insurance, and an amazingly irresistible deal – with 40% OFF single trips – that is limited for only a few days from 27 Aug to 3 Sep 2014.

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Seasonal Tastes’ Themed Night Buffet Dinners

Seasonal Tastes Dessert

Seasonal Tastes at The Westin Singapore has recently launched its themed night buffet dinners. Themed nights always mean more excitement and something special to look forward to, and with six different themes every night from Monday to Saturday, we just granted ourselves plenty more reasons to visit Seasonal Tastes again and again.

Mondays is Mama Mia Pasta Night. Go with a completely empty stomach, for you will be in for a treat – expect nothing short of a dream-like range of handmade pasta prepared with different sauces.

On Tuesdays, we pay homage to the Executive Chef’s roots with German Classics making a guest appearance. Crispy pork knuckles, farmer’s meatloaf, braised veal shank, bratwurst, kassler and sauerkraut… You get the idea. Go on and make your reservation!

We are big fans of Seasonal Tastes’ pastry chef, for she never fails with her divine creations, and the dessert buffet is always something that we look forward to the most. Wednesdays are ladies’ nights, with a dessert shrine – featuring sweets like profiteroles, mini cakes, cupcakes, macarons, and a berry pink chocolate fountain – that is specially set up with the ladies in mind. Go on, indulge in those sweets with your girls. We won’t tell.

Celebrate Thursdays with a Thai feast and enjoy favourite dishes like Thai green papaya salad, phad Thai with prawn and chicken, tom yum goong, and Chiang Rai-style steamed jumbo prawn.

Seafood buffet

Fridays are for T.G.I.F and for everyone to get together and catch up. What better way to welcome the weekend than to spend it with treasures of the sea? Seafood Nights at Seasonal Tastes come with the freshest selection of crustaceans like lobsters, crabs, prawns, mussels and freshly shucked oysters, and we trust you know that you should not miss this for the world.

Not forgetting the guys, Saturdays are your days to get your pals to pig out on carving and roasts. The chefs have prepared a fine selection of tender roasts – such as cold roast beef, crispy pork belly with cauliflower puree, slow-roasted beef prime ribs and BBQ beef short ribs – that will satisfy the carnivore in you.

Seasonal Tastes’ themed night buffet dinners at The Westin Singapore are priced at S$62++/pax for Monday to Thursday, and S$75++/pax on Friday. Diners enjoy complimentary per entry parking from 6pm onwards (Monday to Friday) and all-day (Saturday to Sunday).

Seasonal Tastes
The Westin Singapore
12 Marina View, Level 32 Asia Square Tower 2
Tel: +65 6922 6968
Email: [email protected]

This post is brought to you by The Westin Singapore.

Tian Kee & Co: Old-School Provision Shop-Turned-Cafe Singapore

Tian Kee Co

Like going back in time and stepping in to an old Singapore; so surreal, with hints of nostalgia.

Tian Kee & Co is nestled within the old estate of Dakota, and its rural setting exudes an old charm that is so rare in the present Singapore. When we first drove past the unassuming block of low-rise flats, we saw a lovely sight – simple but traditional-looking monochrome signboard, wooden high table and seats, and ceiling fans. We knew we were going to like this retro concept.

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Maxim’s Group is giving away a Free 3D2N Trip to Hong Kong

Urban bakery

Last week, we shared about a facebook contest by Maxim’s Group whereby readers get to win a free 3D2N gourmet trip to Hong Kong, and it is really encouraging to see all the entries so far.

To recap, Maxim’s Group is giving you a chance to try your hands at being a food critic, and win a 3D2N FREE gourmet trip for two to Hong Kong and dine at our favourite Maxim’s Group restaurants including simplylife, M&C Duck, and Maxim’s Palace.

The trip is on 24 to 26 Sep 2014 and it includes return air tickets to Hong Kong for two guests, two nights hotel accommodation, a welcome dinner at The Square (One Michelin Star restaurant), as well as dining coupons (for two) to designated Maxim’s Group restaurants.

Lobster dumpling

It is really easy to win this contest, and it takes no more than 10 minutes (depending on how fast you can compose a good write-up). All you have to do is to take part in Maxim’s Group Facebook contest.

  • Like Maxim’s Group on Facebook.
  • Go to Maxim’s event page www.facebook.com/events/1489288271315267 and click “Join”
  • Choose the dish that you want to try the most from this Facebook album. Send the photo and a short write-up of 50 words – on why you want to try the dish – via private message to Maxim’s Group Facebook Page.
  • Two winners (from Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore) will be selected based on the creativity of the short write-up. A representative from Maxim’s Group, renowned food critic Hsu Tien Lin and I will be the judge of the contest.
  • The contest will run from now till 31 Aug 2014 (11.59pm Hong Kong time).
  • Results will be announced on Maxim’s Group Facebook page on 5 Sep 2014.

This post is brought to you by Maxim’s Group.

The Tastemaker Store Singapore

Tastemaker Store

The Tastemaker Store is like a mix of new and old. Sitting within the old estate of Bukit Ho Swee, it is a clean space that is well-utilised and furnished with a very understated flare. Long lamps and potted plants hanging from the ceiling spell the character of the cafe, and light retro tracks fill the lovely space with a comforting touch of the 70s.

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Why you should make restaurant reservations with HungryGoWhere Online Reservations

HungryGoWhere Reservations

Making a restaurant reservation sounds like a foreign thing to do here in Singapore, but it is a huge trend in Western countries. Getting a table at the popular and best restaurants are usually tough when you do a walk-in, and that is why everyone relies on prior reservations to guarantee their seats.

And we are really heartened to see this trend taking flight in Singapore. There are aplenty restaurant reservation options, and even more reasons why we should pick up this habit. For one, we have recently implemented HungryGoWhere Online Reservations on our website, and you may have noticed the red box at the end of posts that feature participating merchants.

HungryGoWhere Online Reservations (book.hungrygowhere.com) is a really useful system and one that we trust, and we share with you the various reasons why you should use it too.

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Singapore’s Best Baked BBQ Pork Buns

Best BBQ Pork Buns

With chunks of juicy, sweet yet savoury BBQ char siew encrusted in a soft and pillowy golden bun baked to perfection, a bite of Baked BBQ Pork Bun is enough to send you to heaven.

No matter how big a dim sum menu is, this is one dish we always look out for, one that we have to order. It puzzles us why many dim sum restaurants in Singapore do not serve this dish, but for those that we have been to and fell in love with, we want to spread the joy of biting into a good Baked BBQ Pork Bun. Here is our take on 5 of Singapore’s Best Baked BBQ Pork Buns.

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Hai Tien Lo Pan Pacific Singapore

Hai Tien Lo Pan Pacific

With so many new restaurants opening in Singapore every week, it takes a good restaurant to survive amidst the competitive market, and an even better one to continuously stay at the forefront of the industry. Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific Singapore is one of them.

A stalwart in the local dining scene, Hai Tien Lo sets high standards for quality Cantonese cuisine and remains one of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore. It is the kind of place where you go for a smart yet casual luncheon with your business associates, to have dim sum with your friends during a gathering, or to celebrate your family member’s birthday.

Hai Tien Lo

Since joining Hai Tien Lo in 2004, Chef Lai Tong Ping has taken on the duty of lifting the restaurant to greater heights together with his team of chefs. It is no mean feat to straddle the line between sticking to classic Cantonese cooking and coming up with new and innovative creations to satisfy the ever-growing demands of diners.

To celebrate Chef Lai Tong Ping’s 10th anniversary at Hai Tien Lo, he has created ‘A Glorious Decade’ – an sophisticated six-course menu (S$108/pax, minimum of two guests) which showcases his signature hand-crafted creations, the dishes that best represent the cuisine and food philosophy at Hai Tien Lo.

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11 Things You Never Knew About Eggs

Eggs Fun Facts

Eggs are not only rich in protein, but they also contain B-complex vitamins. Although there has always been debates over their effect on heart problems, recent research has shown that moderate egg consumption—up to one a day—does not increase chances of contracting heart diseases.

Also, the majority of the eggs fats are ‘good’ fats (monounsaturated) of which are essential for a healthy balanced diet. Eggs are something that we eat almost every day, and we all know that they are delicious. And we need them in our diets. Here are 11 things you never knew about eggs, including some fun facts and its health benefits.

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Noodle Stories by TungLok at Orchard Central Singapore

Noodle Stories

There are plenty of options when dining out. Even more so when you are at Orchard Road – steaks, sushi, dim sum, salads and what have you. And then there is your fine dining, buffet and all the extravagant choices. But where do you go to when you are craving an honest Chinese meal that is unpretentious, satisfying and affordable?

Our recent lunch at Noodle Stories by TungLok Group gave us an answer, and has earned a spot in our ever-popular guide to Inexpensive Restaurants in Singapore. And it is by no surprise, because this new outlet at Orchard Central is well-loved by executives and shoppers in the area who always swing by when they need an easy Chinese meal.

Noodle Stories Orchard Central

We had a feast, and we really did not know how to pick just one favourite. The use of fresh ingredients in every dish made it such a stupendous meal, and we left with very happy tummies. Today, we share with you some highlights of our lunch, and do not be surprised if you bump into us at Noodle Stories, because we will definitely return for more yum for the tum.

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Win a 3D2N Free Trip to Hong Kong by Maxim’s Group

Dondonya Japanese

Back in July, we went on a gourmet food trail to Hong Kong with Maxim’s Group, the leading F&B name with 70 brands and 840 outlets in Hong Kong, Vietnam and China. It was quite an experience for both our eyes and senses.

Maxim’s Group is giving you a chance to try your hands at being a food critic, and win a 3D2N FREE gourmet trip for two to Hong Kong and dine at our favourite Maxim’s Group restaurants. The trip is on 24 to 26 Sep 2014 and it includes return air tickets to Hong Kong for two guests on Cathay Pacific, two nights hotel accommodation at Lanson Place in Causeway Bay, a welcome dinner at The Square (One Michelin Star restaurant), as well as dining coupons (for two) to designated Maxim’s Group restaurants.

Simplylife

All you have to do is to take part in Maxim’s Group Facebook contest.

  • Like Maxim’s Group on Facebook.
  • Go to Maxim’s event page www.facebook.com/events/1489288271315267 and click “Join”
  • Choose the dish that you want to try the most from this Facebook album. Send the photo and a short write-up of 50 words – on why you want to try the dish – via private message to Maxim’s Group Facebook Page.
  • Two winners (from Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore) will be selected based on the creativity of the short write-up. A representative from Maxim’s Group, renowned food critic Hsu Tien Lin and I will be the judge of the contest.
  • The contest will run from now till 31 Aug 2014 (11.59pm Hong Kong time).
  • Results will be announced on Maxim’s Group Facebook page on 5 Sep 2014.

This post is brought to you by Maxim’s Group.

10 Things We Love About Outback Steakhouse at orchardgateway

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse, the largest steakhouse chain in the world, is a household name and its flagship store at Millenia Walk has been in Singapore since 2000. Known to serve reasonably-priced steaks and mains in a casual ambience with friendly service, Outback Steakhouse never goes out of fashion, and we really love its menu; it is much more comprehensive than we thought, and even if you are not a fan of steaks, you will be spoilt for choice with its array of mains. They have a fantastic range of cocktails as well! Martinis and Ribeye; how wonderful life is.

We swung by its newest outlet at orchardgateway, and sampled many signature dishes. Here are 10 things we love about Outback Steakhouse at orchardgateway.

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12 Kids Friendly Activities in Singapore

Kids friendly activities Singapore

These days, the simplest way to engage a child is to pass him an electronic device. However, that is not the healthiest way – both physically and emotionally. Bonding with your child does not necessarily mean playing games or watching a movie together on an electronic device. Try ditching those devices for one day and spend some quality time with your little one!

Children just love to play. They are active learners who learn through play. Not sure where to bring them to? Here are 12 Kids Friendly Activities in Singapore! These places not only enhance parent-child bonding, but create fun experiences for the little darlings as well!

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Singapore’s 50 Must-Try Desserts

Singapore Must Try Desserts

Creme brûlée, macaron, soufflé, tiramisu, madeleine… Desserts are not only the best food for the soul, they have the loveliest names that touch the heart too! It is no secret that we love desserts and over the past few years, we have tried many desserts from restaurants, cafes, patisseries and bakeries. Some are life-changing, some are mind-blowingly out of the world, some take our breath away…

Well, whatever they are, they are not to be missed. Here is our guide on Singapore’s 50 Must Try Desserts.

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Guide to Mooncake Festival Singapore 2014

Mooncake Guide 2014

Mid-autumn festival is widely celebrated by Chinese all over the world. It is an occasion to gather with our loved ones and to enjoy mooncakes and tea over chats. Every year, families and friends exchange mooncakes – both traditional and flavoured snow skin ones. And it is one tradition that we really love and embrace. The sheer joy of sinking our teeth into these decadent lunar treats is so extraordinary, so… unadulterated. Complete with lanterns and a bright moon, Mid-autumn festival is one occasion that warms our hearts, always.

And we want nothing but the best for this occasion that we grew up with. This year, we started shortlisting brands that we always turn to for reliable goodies, and we are more than pleased to be finally sharing with you the bests of 2014. Here is our guide to Mooncake Festival Singapore 2014, featuring our picks on the interesting creations to look out for this year, and we hope you find something that you will enjoy with your loved ones, or to gift to your business associates!

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