Global phenomenon Monster Jam set to transform Singapore’s National Stadium August 19
For the first time ever, Monster Jam, the most-action packed live event on four wheels, will be bringing adrenaline-charged family entertainment to Singapore on 19 August!
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Monster Jam is the supreme family experience, thrilling more than 4 million fans annually over the course of 350 performances. With its Singaporean debut, this epic extravaganza, which combines championship racing and jaw- dropping freestyle action, will have been seen in 28 countries throughout the world.
The Monster Jam production at the National Stadium will be the largest in Southeast Asia featuring 10 Monster Jam superstars such as the legendary Grave Digger®, fan favourite Monster Mutt® Dalmatian, the raging bull El Toro Loco® and 11-time World Champion Max- DTM, to name a few.
Before the competitions begins, audiences have the chance to attend the ultimate fan experience, the Pit Party. This pre-show event gives Monster Jam enthusiasts the chance to walk the track, meet their favourite Monster Jam athletes, get autographs and have an up-close and personal look at the Monster Jam trucks. Fans can also purchase official Monster Jam merchandise.
The Pit Party pre-event experience is open from 2pm to 6pm. The main event will start at 7pm and promises electrifying performances for the whole family in Monster Jam racing and freestyle competitions. Plus, fans will also be thrilled by the high flying acrobatics of freestyle motorcross.
Tickets for the one-night event will be available to the general public from May 29 at 9am, affordably priced from S$25 (Cat C), S$45 (Cat B), S$65 (Cat A) and S$85 (VIP) and S$120 (Front Row) for adults; and S$30 (Cat B), S$50 (Cat A) and S$70 (VIP) for children.
To enjoy the Pit Party, fans can add on a S$10 Pit Pass for the full day of fun. For group bookings of 10 or more customers can save 10% on Category A and B tickets.
This media drop from Targus came in at the right time when the only 2 wheeled cabin size luggage bag I have is given way due to wear and tear.
I was actually searching for another cabin size luggage to replace the current one which I normally bring along when I travel to nearby countries for a short holiday or work.
Just nice... Targus Singapore added this 15.6” compact cabin friendly Targus Transit 360 Spinner to its latest collection!
I fall in love with it as first sight cos it looks so stylish and compact! I wanted a durable luggage that should have wheels so that I don't need to exert too much strength pulling it around when I travel, The Targus Transit 360 Spinner comes fitted with 8 wheels with a 360ᵒ rotation for easy manoeuvring for hassle-free travels. How wonderful is that! This is definitely built for travellers and suitable for small sized travellers like me... hahaha!
Targus also offer limited lifetime warranty on the luggage too! If you want to know more details about this, you can visit www.targus.com. For me, this is an assurance from a brand that will always be there for me.
On closer examination of The Targus Transit 360 Spinner, it is extremely secured with the built-in travel sentry approved (TSA) locks located on both the front and the back of the bag for all-rounded protection during travels. So no nasty surprise of seeing your luggage pried open if you do check this luggage in and the airport screeners want to do a random check on luggages.
When I travel, I like to pack a lot of stuff for fear that I will need them during the holidays. Designed with 38 litres worth of space and equipped with an expandable feature that frees up to 30% more space, The Targus Transit 360 Spinner allows me to move around without worrying about having insufficient space.
The expandable nature of the luggage will come in handy when I want to stow travel souvenirs as well as any extra miscellaneous items from the trip! Well... almost every girl like shopping... lol!
More than that, The Targus Transit 360 Spinner features a specialized secure front padded compartment which fits up to a 15.6” laptop, an iPad compartment and fits other small items. Yeah... this means that I can carry this for my short overseas work trips too.
The benefit of having a compartment dedicated just for your electronic items is such that all my electronic devices are kept safe and sound. Can you imagine if I were to keep my laptop or iPad together in the main luggage compartment and my facial cleanser, toner, shampoo, conditioner, etc leak out, my laptop or iPad will be gone!
This compartment is positioned in the middle section of the case to protect against shocks and abrasions, as well as for easy access during flight travels.
The Targus 360 Spinner and its 360ᵒ rotation feature makes it easy to pull around in any direction. Further more, the luggage comes equipped with a 2-tier telescopic handle and expandable top and side handles which allows me to move my luggage around with ease!
The Targus Transit 360 Spinner looks so amazingly stylish and classy that I can't help but want to plan a short getaway to make good use of it!
The Targus Transit 360 Spinner is available at the following locations here. Time to grab one for yourself cos this is the best all-in-one compact cabin size luggage which you will ever need!
Weather in Singapore is getting so hot that it is time to shop for some casual lightweight clothes and I found the perfect online store, Pepperkoko Singapore, www.pepperkoko.com.sg!
This online store features a range of apparels with styles adopted from the Taiwan, Japan and Korea’s fashion scene. I can choose from tops, skirts, dresses, bottoms, innerwear, outerwear, maternity clothes to activewear, from all seasons; with hundreds of new designs weekly.
With a budget of about S$100, I managed to buy five apparels. Each apparel costs about S$20... this is what I termed affordability!
I chose a Suspenders Denim Overalls (OBD-AAO612) and matched with a Colourblock Star Printed Tee (OBD-AAO883) for that casual summer look.
For me, denim is a must in everyone's wardrobe. Since the weather is hot, instead of choosing denim jeans, I decided to go for denim overalls, which also adds to the feminine factor. At the same time, I don't have such designs in my wardrobe hence I thought this was a good opportunity to buy one.
I love this denim overalls very much because it feels so relaxed and comfortable and best part is that I can match it with different tops inside to create different looks. It is indeed value for money!
I wanted to get a t-shirt as most of my t-shirts at home were pretty worn-out so when I was surfing the online store, I was attracted by the Colourblock Star Printed Tee because of the star cutout design on the sleeves.
I didn't want a normal look t-shirt so when I saw this, I immediately put it into my order cart.
I think this tee is the perfect match for the denim overalls as it shows off the sleeve details perfectly.
The fact that grey and blue go well together, made me decide to buy these two apparels to wear.
The next two apparels that I put together were also purchased from the online store. They are the Dotted Ruffle Sleeves Top(OBD-AAY239) and Casual Slack Drawstring Shorts(OBD-AAY742).
I love the ruffle sleeves because they are so cute and feminine! It adds an interesting twist to the white dotted design on the t-shirt.
Matching the Dotted Ruffle Sleeves Top with a pair of Casual Slack Drawstring Shorts(OBD-AAY742) in water green seems to be the best choice.
I love the contrast of the two colours and see how the apparels matched with my shoes too!
This pair of shorts is so comfortable to wear that you will probably see me wearing it very often.
The last apparel I bought was this Star & Paint Splashes Batwing Top(OBD-AAW926). I am a big fan of off-shoulder type of design and where I chanced upon this online, I thought this is just so perfect for the weather in Singapore.
I love the cute design and the casual feel of this top. At the same time, it impacts a bit of sexiness by showing just the right amount of skin.
At the same time, this top goes well with the Casual Slack Drawstring Shorts too. Now, I can get so much mileage out of just five apparels from Pepperkoko Singapore, www.pepperkoko.com.sg!
I like the fact that Pepperkoko Singapore Customer Service keeps you informed via emails when the purchase is made successfully, when the order is being processed and when leaves the warehouse and shipped out. This way, customers are assured that the parcels are tracked and delivered to us safely.
Currently, Pepperkoko Singapore is running the following GSS Promotions:
New Arrivals – enjoy 15% off
Storewide – enjoy 25% off on all other items except New Arrivals
Outlet Sales – enjoy 35% off
New Customers – Receive $10 off with min. $40 purchase with this code 'ELAINE10'
Orders above $60 will be entitled to the season’s free gift
Customers who purchase above S$80 will be entitled to a lucky draw for 5 pair of tickets weekly (in July).
Results will be announced on Monday at 4pm. Tickets are not exchangeable for cash and are non-refundable.
With such attractive deals from Pepperkoko Singapore, I am going to buy some more apparels.
How about you? I strongly encourage you to start shopping now, as new customers will receive S$10 off with min. S$40 purchase with this promo code 'ELAINE10'. It is definitely value for money purchase!
After two weeks of hectic filming for online commercials, work and attending events, it was finally time to set aside some pampering rituals.
Here I was at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore's award-winning St. Gregory spa to enjoy two of their refreshing packages for massage and facial, that blend the rejuvenating light therapeutic Swedish and eastern techniques with products rich in nature's active ingredients such as minerals and nutrients.
As I filled up a customer form, the staff goes through with you on what to expect from the massage and facial. She also passed me a locker key if I wished to keep my stuff in the locker while having the massage and facial.
Love the kind gesture of being offered a cup of tea while sitting at the reception table!
I also had the chance of touring around the floor where St. Gregory spa was located to take a look at the swimming pool and gym, which are opened to hotel guests.
If I had brought along my swimming costume, I would like plunge into the water right away as the weather was so hot that day.
The gym looks very comprehensive with the variety of gym equipment available for hotel guests to use.
I also had the chance to take a peek at the sauna room, which is big and cozy with appropriate warm lighting so that guests could relax inside.
Take a look at the indoor jacuzzi too! I was so tempted to jump in to soak all my tensions away.
The treatment rooms in St.Gregory spa are all named after things related to nature and the sea. The treatment room which I used for the therapies is actually a couple's room, called Algo.
This room is amazing! This treatment room is amazing! It overlooks the outdoor swimming pool allowing you a refreshing view of the outdoors, yet privacy is well ensured within the treatment room, as guests from the outside, will not be privy to all that goes on within the treatment room!
This is also the only room that comes with a bathtub where you can have a soak first before the massage or facial.
There is another couple's room called Ocean. It is just as nice and spacious except that it doesn't come with a bathtub.
There are a total of 3 single rooms to choose from and again, I had the luck of peeking into all three rooms.
I love the fact that even for the single rooms, they were extremely spacious.
Review of 90-minute Aromatic Body Bliss Massage and 30-minute Milk BathI waited in anticipation while the therapist prepared the milk bath so that I could get a good soak first.
I changed out of my clothes into the bathrobe while waiting for the milk bath to be ready.
The therapist used high quality products from Elemis for the milk bath.
Ok, time for a good soak! The milk bath helped to soften the skin while making it smooth to the touch. The milk bath was so comfortable that I almost fell asleep inside the bath tub.
The therapist mentioned that I should not rinse or shower after the soak so that the ingredients from the Elemis product can be better absorbed by the skin. After the 30-minute milk bath, I proceeded to have my 90-minute Aromatic Body Bliss massage.
I started off facing down and the therapist worked on my back and shoulder, before moving down my body.
As the therapist kneaded my tight muscles and tired joints, I felt myself drifting into LaLa land.
The massage provided total relaxation and relieved the stress in different parts of my body. The therapist used different strokes for different parts of my body and she focused on my shoulders a bit more as I always felt a lot of tension there.
After she finished massaging the back of my body, I turned over and she worked her way back up my body, my hands and finally my neck and shoulders.
I wished the whole massage session would last forever as it was super relaxing and comfortable.
Review of 60-Minute Session of Thali White Facial and 15 minute Oxygen Infusion Treatment
After the first therapist completed the massage session, I was joined by another therapist who specializes in facial therapies.
I proceeded to enjoy a Thali White Facial, which is about 60 minutes, before a 15-minute session of Oxygen Infusion Treatment.
The therapist started off by cleansing my face with Thali White cleansing milk.
After which the cleansing milk was removed using warm hand towel gloves.
Thereafter, the therapist proceeded with the next step for the facial. She applied Thali White enzymatic peel to remove my dead skin cells to smoothen and brighten my skin.
After a few minutes, the peel was removed, so that the skin would be ready for the next step.
She did a massage for me but this time round, it was a facial massage. It was very relaxing indeed.
Afterwhich, the excess massage cream was removed using warm hand towel gloves.
The skin looked visibly brilliant indeed!
The next few steps involved applying Vitamin C serum, before applying a mask to soothe the face.
As the facial mask needed to be left on for about 10 minutes, a lavender eye mask was placed over my eyes as I drifted into my my sleep mode again... hahaha!
After the facial mask was cleansed, it was time for the oxygen inclusion treatment. It felt like a constant blowing of gentle winds on my face... no pain at all.
These were the products used for the Thali White Facial Treatment, which can be bought at the spa itself. Loved that there’s a special savings of 20% to 25% on these products!
After the facial, I felt totally refreshed. Darn... I should have come to St. Gregory spa much earlier, if I had known the spa offers such great massage and facial therapies!
For those who are interested in enjoying the same massage and facial treatment therapies like I did, St. Gregory spa is offering the following:
St. Gregory Luxe Experience package SGD840 from 10 April to 31 December 2017
Created to provide a total balance of mind and body, St. Gregory Luxe Experience package combines traditional touches of the east and west through its therapeutic massages and skin nourishing products to bring about a unique spa experience of scents and sensations. The package includes five sessions of 90-minute Aromatic Body Bliss Massage and a complimentary 30-minute milk bath, worth $100.
Glow Facial Experience package SGD700 from 10 April to 31 December 2017
Glow Facial Package is a luxurious combination of four 60-minute sessions of Thali White Facial, and four 15-minute Oxygen Infusion treatments, worth $100, extended with compliments from St. Gregory Spa.
Attractive Savings for Package Holders
Both packages offer attractive savings for package holders beginning with 30% savings on all à la carte treatments, in addition to enjoying between 20% to 25% savings on Elemis and Thalion products that are rich in anti-oxidants, omegas, vitamins and minerals.
For a complete wellbeing experience, a Lifestyle Pass, worth $240, offering full access to the sauna, jaccuzi, fitness centre, mineral water pool, at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore’s Wellness Centre will be extended, before and after treatments, with compliments.
With the Great Singapore Sale just round the corner, I believe it starts on 9 June, St. Gregory spa is offering an absolutely fabulous deal with its $100 spa voucher with a spend of $100 on any of its à la carte therapies, including facials. Be sure to download the GoSpree app (which I heard is launching on 9 June) to enjoy this great offer!
St.Gregory spa is located on Level 4 of Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore. I strongly encourage everyone to visit St.Gregory Spa to try their wonderful massage and facial services, just like I did.
Address: Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore - St. Gregory spa
As an image consultant conducting training for schools and corporate companies, I spend a lot of my time standing and walking in high heels, so when OSIM extended an invite to check out its latest leg massager called uStiletto, I was curious to find out more about this leg massager to see how it can help me. I have a love-hate relationship with high heels. Even though wearing high heels makes me look taller and more elegant, it also comes with a price to pay like having tired feet and legs especially around the ankle, arches of the foot and calf, and not to mention strained back or backache.
Just look at this dreamy romantic sight that greeted all the guests when we walked into the OSIM HQ function room located at the top floor of the building.
The place was transformed into a princess-like castle with hues of romantic pink and dreamy white all over. Even the reception counter looked so 'magical'. Really appreciate the effort OSIM put in to make this event so out of the ordinary.
Even the dessert spread looked so gorgeous!
The cupcakes were shaped into stiletto shoes... how cute was that!
But more importantly was to check out the star of that evening... OSIM uStiletto!
There are a total of three fashionable artistic designs featuring stylish heels to reflect individual personalities. It is the first OSIM product employing Hydrographics Technology i.e "water transfer" printing technology to create a high-quality porcelain-like translucent finish with design that easily fits into any modern home interior.
OSIM uStiletto 'Homemaker' has a caring and sensitive nature that brings warmth and joy to the people around her. Her passion lies in culinary art, home decor and hospitality, providing loved ones with a sense of comfort and belonging.
The 'Homemaker' treasures and values relationships. She especially loves hosting friends at home with her cooking.
Life motto: There's no place like home.
With a jovial and fun-loving personality, 'Kawaii' lives and enjoys life to the fullest. She never fails to carry her signature sunshine smile that brightens up any rooms.
The 'Kawaii' believes that life should be adventurous yet meaningful. With a positive outlook in life, she is the joyful influence amongst her friends, bringing optimism and liveliness wherever she goes.
Life motto" 100% positive vibes!
Exuding an aura of sophistication, 'Elegant' signifies confidence and elegance. The persona is a lady who possesses a unique and exquisite taste, enjoying the best things life has to offer.
The 'Elegant' takes charge of her own life. Not only is she every man's dream girl, she is also the exemplar that women look up to.
Life motto: A woman's calling is to be confident and gorgeous.
With three designs to choose from, you can decide which one goes best with your personality, preference and of course the decor of your house.
Want to make a guess which one I brought home at the end?
The guests were divided onto two groups and I was the first group that went into the uStiletto Experience Zone section that was curtained off to keep the suspense.
Lo and behold, we were ushered into a section where we had the first hand experience testing out the OSIM uStiletto.
We had the chance to test out 3 different programmes, namely pamper, beauty and reflexology.
It was a wonderful experience as the beautiful room was appropriately dimmed and nicely scented with soft music playing in the background, while I enjoyed the pampering massages by OSIM uStiletto.
We were also served with TWG tea after the session for a totally relaxed feel.
After the message session, we proceeded to another room which was brightly illuminated as our next activity was watercolour painting.
I was a bit nervous as I wasn't a super artistic person to begin with.
Clayrene, the instructor taught us some water colour pencil techniques, like Dry on Dry+Water(1 tone), Dry on Dry +Water(2 tones) and Dry on Wet (Graded Wash)
After about an hour of colouring and painting, my 'masterpiece' was ready! What do you all think?
It was indeed a remarkable experience as I had not done any painting or colouring since secondary school.
Now the big question is... which OSIM uStiletto did I bring home?And.... I chose 'Elegant' as I am the type who likes to take charge of my own life instead of depending on others.
I am amazed by the fact that uStiletto is so light that I can lift it up using one hand, which also means that it is convenient to move it around the house or office too.
OSIM's latest leg massager, uStiletto is specially developed and designed to provide a thorough and pampering massage of aching legs & feet with its ‘S-Tone Airbags’ and ‘S-Care Rollers’.
Besides providing soothing relief of muscle aches and strains, the uStiletto helps to beautify the legs by reducing water retention, reducing the appearance of varicose veins, toning and tightening the muscles – perfect for people on the go all day, even in normal footwear; especially for ladies in high heels.
The unique design of OSIM uStiletto gives the legs a snug embrace from the toes, all the way up to the calf, resulting in a perfect fit.
You get a great selection of gentle strokes or vigorous massage which brings almost instant relief, as uStiletto soothe away the day’s tension and aches.
Gentle, yet firm compressions from strategically placed airbags around the calf, foot and ankles, stimulate circulation while the strategically positioned reflexology rollers under the foot arch, heel and toes, help knead away the day’s aches and strains.
OSIM uStiletto programs are tailored specifically for women who wear high heels. There are five auto massage programmes designed to suit individual preferences:
· Combination of gentle and comfortable massage techniques soothes discomfort arising from wearing stilettos – the perfect choice for users new to leg massage.
· Emulating the agile kneading and pressing massage techniques of a professional masseur, this programme relieves the tension accumulated on tired legs and ankles after a day of walking on stilettos.
· Intense airbag massage improves circulation and metabolism in the legs, reducing water retention, toning and tightening muscles, achieving healthier and beautiful legs.
· For health and better well-being through foot reflexology; stimulate vital reflex points to enhance circulation and the curative effects of massage
· For people who like stronger reflexology massage, such as high heels wearer who have a regular massage regime
· Strong reflexology massage helps improve metabolism for better well-being, giving you a healthy glow.
· Gentle and soothing, relaxes body and mind for a restful beauty sleep
For each of the above programmes, there are three speed-intensity settings for the airbags and rollers. There is also a warm setting for added relaxation of the muscles.
If you are like me who are always in high heels and want some pampering moments, buy one OSIM uStiletto so that you can enjoy comfortable massage anytime, in the comfortable of your own house.
Limited Period Pre-sale Exclusive: Use my code <OSIMKOLtw9rib> at http://www.lazada.sg/osim1/ to enjoy exclusive offer off the uStiletto from now till 30 May! uStiletto is also available at these selected OSIM roadshows, try it today!: Suntec City, Outside Gudetama Restaurant (Now till 4 Jun)
Takashimaya Interior Department, B1 (Now till 29 May)
Causeway Point @ Level 1 Linkway (29 May till 4 Jun)
Waterway Point, outside Charles&Keith (29 May till 11 Jun)
For more information on uStiletto: http://sg.osim.com/ustiletto-leg-massager.html
Heard that prices are only going to go up, so do grab it fast!
As a working mum with two active boys, any kitchen equipment that could save time and work effectively, are definitely must-haves in the house.
When my fellow blogger friend, Zhong Han, invited me to his KitchenAid Exclusive Culinary Launch Party, I rsvped immediately as I wanted to understand more about KitchenAid range of products and how to prepare the ingredients using them in order to make tasty dishes.
There was a table showcasing KitchenAid equipment and I must say... they all looked so pretty!
KitchenAid Standard Stand Mixer
The new KitchenAid Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer
But the star of the party that day was The new Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer!
It offers the same power and performance as the KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer but in a size ideally suited for limited counter space and “smaller batch” lifestyles
The Mini Artisan mixer features a 3.5-quart capacity and is 20% smaller and 25% lighter compared to full size KitchenAid tilt-head stand mixers.
As it is lighter in weight, you can easily move it around the kitchen.
The retail price is around SGD$799.
Some other features and benefits include:
Versatile Kitchen Companion-For a range of sweet and savoury recipes.
10 Mixing Speeds-For a slow stir to fast whip.
Soft Start-Helps to avoid ingredient splash and flour puff by starting at a lower speed.
Multipurpose Attachment Hub-Easy usage with a wide choice of optional attachments.
Premium Finishes-with chrome-plated knobs, convenient power cord location, elegant wrap-around trim band.
Colours You'll Crave-From bold to understated, there's an Artisan Mini to match both your kitchen and style. Colours include Honey Dew, Hot Sauce, Guava Glaze and Matte Black.
KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer
The KitchenAid® Spiralizer Attachment includes five blades and offers nine combinations of spiralizing, slicing, peeling and coring.
A fine spiral blade creates a thin noodle-like strand, similar to spaghetti, for using vegetables as a healthier alternative to flour based pasta, while a medium blade quickly and easily spiralizers potatoes for casseroles or zucchini for soups.
Separate slicing blades can be used for creating spirals of fresh fruits or vegetables with little to no cores, such as sweet potatoes, or those with larger cores, including apples and pears.
By using a combination of accessories, the attachment can perform several functions at once, including peeling, slicing and coring most fruits and vegetables.
The retail price is around SGD$239 onwards.
In order to demonstrate how powerful KitchenAid Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer is, Little bro, Zhong Han prepared the following dishes using the mixer and attachments to prepare the ingredients for each of the following:
Puree Pumpkin Soup with a touch of Coconut Cream
Jasmine Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Double Layered Cheese
Singapore Curry Coconut Cream Linguine
KitchenAid Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer makes cooking look so easy, by cutting down much preparation time for cooking. I think that every kitchen should have one!
Are you someone who loves music or know someone who loves music? If so, do check out Sudio's products that offers studio quality sound and exquisite minimalistic design.
The first thing that 'wowed' me was how Sudio products were nicely packed in gift boxes. Most other companies will just pack products up into brown boxes and send them for delivery. Studio went an extra mile to pack their products nicely in gift boxes that come with red ribbons. I think anyone who receives Sudio products will be super delighted.
I was very excited to open up the box that contained Sudio Regent. The headphone looks so sleek and modern. The best part is that it is wireless, operating on the cutting edge Bluetooth 4.1 Technology hence you won't need to worry about entangled and unsightly wires. It is compatible with all Bluetooth devices which means you can sync it with your mobile devices and listen to all the songs saved in there.
If you are someone who likes to customise your headphone, Sudio Regent offers 4 optional interchangeable cap designs so that you can match the headphones with your style that day. I chose the caps with white marble design as I like an ultra modern appearance yet classy feel too.
The headband is padded and adjustable so basically anyone can wear it comfortably. Portability is very important and Sudio Regent is extremely convenient to bring around with its foldable hinges and light weight construction. It has a 3 button remote and mic as well.
You can choose between white or black colour. Good news is with every purchase, you get a free handphone casing in white marble design with gold detailing.
Sudio Regent provides world class sound quality and definition. With an impeccable balance of instrumental tones and noise clarity, the musical elements seamlessly knit together to create an unmatched listening experience.
At the same time, it offers 24+ hours of battery life, so that you won't have to scramble around to find a place to charge the headphone.
To me, Sudio Regent is the must have ultimate contemporary accessory, for listening pleasure and fashion forward sense.
Want to get your hand on Sudio Regent headphones? Sudio will ship your order to Singapore with no shipping fee if you choose express shipping (3-4 business days).
Nothing more satisfying than to have a meal with your loved ones so here we were at Tien Court located at the 2nd floor of Copthorne King's Hotel to try out a 11-course dim sum menu specially curated by Tien Court. This was also meant as an early Mother's Day celebration for me and my mum.
Tien Court reserved a private room for us so that we could enjoy the food in a quiet and private environment.
The private room was super huge and the boys were so excited about having such a big space to 'play' that they started running all over the place till I had to tell them sternly to sit down... hahaha!
Tien Court has a few private rooms so if you want to do a celebration but away from the crowd in the common hall, it would be a better idea to go for the private room instead.
The room was super comfortable with warm lightings and proper cutlery specially arranged on the table before we came.
Let's take a look at the specially curated menu... dim sum, one of my favourite type of food in this world!
Continue reading as I revealed the glorious photos of all the food that were served...
Steamed Prawn Dumpling with Crab Meat and "Dou Miao"
The colour itself was already very intriguing and after I took a bite, I was amazed that I could taste the freshness of the crab meat without the overwhelming "dou miao' vegetable taste. It was a well balanced execution by the chef.
Steamed Dumpling with Wild Mushrooms
Very crunchy texture in comparison with the soft skin. I love the fact that the translucency of the skin allowed you to see the mixture of mushrooms inside the dumplings.
Steamed Barbecued Pork Bun
Do not be deceived by the simple appearance of the bun cos it was so soft on the outside, yet so juicy on the inside. I love this type of bun where it opens up instead of the close version. My advice is to eat this when it is still piping hot so that you can taste the soft juicy combination.
Steamed Malay Cake
Another simple dish but again, I was impressed by that slight buttery fragrance which accompanied every bite. It was light and fluffy as well.
Steamed Rice Roll Stuffed with Prawn
Crunchy prawns were stuffed inside to provide a wonderful contrast to the soft texture of the rice roll. The sauce was just nicely salted to provide a balance to the overall taste.
Deep-fried Spring Roll with Golden Garden Garlic
At first i thought, 'What was so specially about a spring roll?' But when I took my first bite, I was won over by the crunch of the skin, without it being too oily. Initially both me and my mum thought that vegetables were wrapped inside but to our surprise, there were prawns inside instead. Best part was that the prawns were not minced so that we can taste the freshness of the whole prawns.
Deep-fried Duck Meat Dumpling with Yam Paste
As a Teochew, this dish was one of my favorite. The duck meat was soft and the net like wrapping was crispy.
Deep-fried Savoury Dumpling with Chicken Meat
Aesthetically, this dish definitely won hands down and garnered many gasps around the table. Just look at those cuties... I didn't bear to eat them.
Steamed Shark's Fun Dumpling with Winter Melon in Superior Broth
My favourite dish... it was so sweet with the natural flavoring from all the ingredients. I liked the fact that the soup was served over a warmer, so that while we were drinking the soup, it was kept warm by the tea light.
Wok-fried Fine Rice Vermicelli with Stewed Pig's Trotter
By the time this dish was served, we were all very full but I still tried this dish and was impressed by the 'wok hei' taste. Also, the restaurant used freshly stewed pig's trotter instead of those from cans, hence the meat was soft and tender.
Chilled Cream of Mango with Pomelo and Sago
As a dessert lover, I would definitely leave space in my stomach for this traditional evergreen dessert. Well, it didn't fail me... I loved the sweet yet tangy flavour due to the combination of the ingredients.
My parents were heaping praises for the food served and both were so full at the end of the 11 course menu. See my dad even showed a thumb-up for the food!
If you like to celebrate Mother's Day at Tien Court, they have options like Mother's Day Lunch and Mother's Day 7-Course Set Dinner for you to choose from.
For enquiries and reservations, please call +6318 3193/198 or email email@example.com.
Thanks again to Tien Court and Copthorne King's Hotel for the wonderful hosting so that our family could enjoy an awesome Mother's Day celebration!
As a lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, I am always on a lookout for classy looking, yet durable backpack which I can put all my stuff inside.
Gaston Luga was a brand which I have fallen in love recently after checking out their website at www.gastonluga.com. Although it is a company based on Stockholm Sweden but they ship their bags to globally.
It offers beautiful backpacks in different sizes for both men and women, from the Classic to Praper to the classy ranges. The range of colours to choose from is an added point as well.
My personal favourite was the Praper range and I got it in pink as I love the mixed of ruggedness with femininity. With its dominant, simplistic and elegant design, this bag will look great in any situation. The bag is made of thick and strong cotton fabric, with adjustable shoulder straps and contains a 13-15 inch laptop pocket and four smaller pockets for the phone, wallet, etc.
The valuables are kept safe with the strong hooks, which are adjustable in four levels to suit current packing need.
You can also customise your bag by matching your personal style with a coloured leather address tag.
The metal feet will keep the base of the bag clean when you put it down on the ground or chair. The thoughtfulness of the founder can be seen through the inclusion of a special pocket for passport and travel ticket so that it is easy to access and at the same time safely kept.
The dimension of the bag is 30 x 42 x 15cm.
The best part is Gaston Luga ships direct to your Singapore address with free shipping with 20% off as tax rebate.
Great news for my readers...If you are keen to purchase any of the bags on Gaston Luga website, get 15% off by quoting 'mselaineheng15' as the discount code before checking out.
Thanks to Science Centre Singapore and MediaCorp VizPro International Pte Ltd, my two boys and I had the chance to visit Circus! Science Under the Big Top.
This is part of Science Centre Singapore largest series of year- end blockbuster exhibitions to celebrate 40 years of inspiring science. Themed around the timeless topic with a broad appeal, Circus! Science Under the Big Top kick-starts the showcase and invites visitors to get a closer look at some of the most mind-boggling and death-defying circus acts. Visitors can satisfy their curiosity and immerse themselves in the science behind some of the iconic circus performances. The exhibition will run from 28 October 2017 to 18 March 2018.
Organised by Science Centre Singapore and Mediacorp VizPro International, Circus! Science Under the Big Top is a travelling exhibition originally from the Ontario Science Centre. It first opened in Toronto, Canada in 2001 and has undergone timely enhancements as it travelled across the world wowing over 600,000 visitors, including the UK and the US. The exhibition also celebrates the heritage of modern circus, specifically how it all started with Englishman Philip Astley who created a ring to bring together different performing acts back in 1768, nearly 250 years ago.
The Singapore edition features around 20 interactive exhibits. Visitors can experience how it feels to balance on a three metre High Wire or securing themselves to the harness in Elastic Acrobatics and perform aerial tricks like a trapeze artist to trying their hand at juggling. Explore the art of packanatomicalization (getting into small spaces) and find out if you have what it takes to fold yourself into a small box as the contortionists. Discover how science is at the heart of every circus act.
Additional activities have been planned to augment the science learning through activities such as magic performances on every Saturday and Sunday at 3.30pm from 28 October to 31 December, as well as a special magic workshop for children on 18 November where participants will learn the techniques behind time-tested magic tricks such as “Vanishing Tissue” and “I Know Your Number”.
Science Centre Singapore will also launch three other exhibitions, as part of its #unFOURgettable40 celebrations this year. The other three exhibitions are Phobia2 (28 October), Dialogue with Time – Embrace Ageing (10 November), and Above and Beyond (25 November). Together, the four exhibitions invite visitors to explore and understand the science behind intriguing phenomena in our lives that can be dissected and explained by scientific theories. More details about the exhibitions can be found at www.science.edu.sg or on the Science Centre Singapore’s Facebook page.
Admission to Circus! Science Under The Big Top is priced at $15 per child and $18 per adult. Promotional bundles are available at $52 for a family of four (2 adults and 2 child).