Luxury Gold, Insight Vacations 40th Anniversary Travel Deals!

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Luxury Gold is delighted to launch its brand new 2018 worldwide Luxury Escorted Journeys showcasing a unique and exclusive collection of VIP experiences as it celebrates 40 Years of Travelling in Style. Insight Vacations has just received the Best for Luxury Tours at the TripZilla Excellence Awards 2017, an award presented for the second year running.

As a global leader in premium escorted travel, Insight Vacations has been crafting magical journeys for 40 years that embody the “Art of Travelling in Style”. Through meticulous planning, detailed preparation and boundless passion, Insight’s collection of award-winning itineraries showcases the most outstanding destinations in Europe and North America. Guided by a highly-skilled Travel Director, guests can look forward to travelling in smaller groups, savouring authentic dining and enjoying a range of immersive Insight Experiences.

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Guests seeking the ultimate in indulgence and refinement will enjoy an exclusive collection of journeys that go above and beyond expectations, luxury hotels with impeccable service, and exceptional dining in exquisite style and comfort. Travellers can enjoy a diverse selection of 42 small group journeys across the globe including Europe, Britain, Africa, India, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and North America.
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Creamy Spinach in Camelina Oil with Crispy Baits on Toast

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In the mood for a zesty toast with a difference? Try this Creamy Spinach in Camelina Oil with Crispy Baits on Toast! Loaded with tons of nutrients and antioxidants coming from the Spinach and Camelina Oil, this healthy and inviting fusion appetizer is set to please even the most finicky foodie.

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With flavors accented by a slightly nutty note arising from the gourmet #CamelinaOil and a creamy sauce enlivened by a touch of lemon zest, this healthy bite is a great way to start the day and it is so simple that anyone can make!

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Add on Crispy White Baits for an added punch especially if your kids dislike veggies! Substitute with Silver Fish if you can’t find white baits. Be one of the winners to walk away with bottles of LABO Camelina Oil Worth $49.80/Set now and get cooking!
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5 Things You Never Knew Turmeric Could Do For Your Face

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Has it ever occurred to you that one of your cooking ingredients has a place on your face? That is probably because you are unaware of the benefits of turmeric – a spice originating from Southern India, currently the largest producer of turmeric in the world.

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Turmeric is a natural ingredient that is known for its many health and beauty benefits. Below are some amazing benefits turmeric has for your skin in particular. Read on and be one of the 3 winners to walk away with a set of Himalaya 'Root To Beauty' Kit Worth $100 each!
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Pan-Seared Hokkaido Scallops with Caviar on Avocado Salad

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It’s healthy, it’s appetizing, and it’s bursting with flavours with each bite into the Scallop and Caviar combination! Infused with the nutty flavour from Camelina Oil, the Seafood Appetizer and Avocado Salad make a perfect marriage that keeps the palates clamouring for more. Not only you can cook with the all-purpose gourmet oil, it makes great dressing for your salad too!

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Daiso Wooden Sushi Tray
Send your spoon to the bottom of the appetizer and dig into the Creamy Camelina Oil Salad comprising of Avocado and Tomato cubes in mayonnaise.

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Do you know that one bottle of 500ml Labo Camelina Oil contains more Omega-3 content than 580 softgels of Fish Oil Supplement, and one tablespoon is sufficient to meet your daily Omega-3 requirement?

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Typhoon Tasting Platter Food
A simple drizzle of the 100% pure Camelina Oil not only works wonders to sharpen every distinguished flavour, but it also gives you Omega-9 and plant sterols, making it the healthiest culinary oil available in the market. Shall we put on our apron now and start making the Pan-Seared Hokkaido Scallops with Caviar on Avocado Salad? Don’t go yet, cause we are rewarding 2 of our followers with bottles of LABO Camelina Oil!
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LABO Camelina Oil Superfood Giveaway ( 乐保亚麻荠籽油抽奖 )!

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Do you know that there are two categories of cooking oil – Refined and Unrefined? Most of the cooking oil in the market are refined – produced using high heat or chemically extracted. Some of the oils may be bleached or deodorised and these chemical residues may remain in the final product. In contrast, unrefined oils are non-toxic; processed via a cold press technique without heat or chemicals. The end result is healthier oil with its nutrition retained.

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I know a handful of you are excited to own a bottle of LABO Camelina Oil to experiment with it after my Facebook postings. I love my latest discovery, and no kitchen should be without the Camelina Oil Superfood. Hence, we are rewarding 2 of our readers with 2 bottles of LABO Camelina Oil each, worth SGD 49.80/set!
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Loreal Organic Hair Colours, Try INOA With No Ammonia!

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It's ammonia-free, it's odourless, it's permanent. Thinking of changing your hair colours, or covering your grey hair? Loreal’s INOA gives you high coverage with up to 100%, whilst still keeping the colour looking bright and luminous!

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More people are going into organic hair dye, so I decided to visit Mosche Grand Hyatt to give it a try too. I was recommended INOA, by Loreal Professional, a leading no ammonia permanent hair colour range with Oil Delivery System (ODS2) technology, that uses oil molecules instead of ammonia to open the hair shaft and soak in the dye.

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After discussing the colours with my hair stylist, we picked 2 colours – INOA 6.45 Dark Copper Mahogany Blonde, and the INOA 9.13 Very Light Beige Blonde. I am extremely satisfied with the result. Do you like it too?
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Healthy Mini Chicken Burgers, Perfect Party Appetizers

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As much as I enjoy eating hamburgers occasionally, I am not much of a fan of buns. Frankly, I only like the meat patties sandwiched between the buns so I was in high spirits when Mos Burger launched their Natsumi Burgers many years ago. If you have not tried Natsumi Burgers, they are basically meat patties sandwiched between lettuce, made for customers like me.

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Recently, I have discovered a Superfood - the Camelina Oil, a healthier oil with high smoke point which is a good substitute for my Olive Oil. Extracted from the Camelina Sativa plant, Camelina Oil is suitable for all types of cooking which means that I only need to have one type of cooking oil in my kitchen.

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Using the LABO Camelina Oil, I came up with 3 appetizer recipes like these Healthy Mini Chicken Burgers that make great party food. The juicy mini burgers envelope a medley of colourful capsicums ( bell peppers ) and vegetables, namely tomatoes and green coral lettuce, slathered in a tangy Wholegrain Mustard dressing. Excite your palate with these cute appetizers, perfect for ladies and kids!

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My family loves these bite-size finger food! Searing in the flavourful juices with Camelina Oil while charring the outside, now you can enjoy guilt-free homemade fast food. Check out how you can buy this gourmet oil at the end of the post, with a discount of course!
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Legoland Malaysia Halloween Spook-Tacular Costume Contest!

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Bring your little monsters to LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort and get into the spooky spirit with our Brick-or-Treat event. The annual Halloween family event returns this year at the park with a spooktacular line-up of activities that will get families and children thrilled, and delightfully scared.

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Some of the featured activities at this year’s Brick-or-Treat that you can look forward to:
  • Halloween Power Dance Tutorial (Weekdays) & Ghost-Busters Dance (Weekends): Learn some dancing moves from the spooky, kooky Halloween-themed LEGO characters.
  • Halloween Building Activity: Build the ultimate spooky LEGO to win the coveted limited-edition Halloween DUPLO® Brick
  • Spook-Tacular Costume Contest: It wouldn’t be Halloween without a fancy dress competition. Dress your kids in the most creative Halloween-themed costumes and stand a chance to win prizes including LEGO Creative Building Sets.
  • Spooky Trail: Test your lung power at our Scream-oo-Meter, train under the very best witches at Learn-A-Spell and collect all Halloween stamps to redeem a mystery goodie bag.
  • Brick-A-Boo Parade: Complete your family night out and celebrate with Halloween-themed LEGO characters as they storm the streets of the park when night falls.
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LABO Camelina Oil Superfood with High Smoke Point + 15% Disc!

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According to the Singapore Heart Foundation, Cancer, Coronary heart diseases and Diabetes are some of the top killer diseases in Singapore. Every day, 16 people die from cardiovascular disease ( heart diseases and stroke ) in Singapore. Hence, it is never too late to start adopting heart-healthy habits such as choosing the right kind of cooking oil like those containing Vitamin E, an antioxidant, so as to reduce your risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.

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Personally, I believe in the importance of cooking with good oil. After learning of its heart-healthy effects, I have since switched to using Olive Oil in all my cooking, except for deep-frying on rare occasions. No doubt prices are dearer, but health is more important.

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Just when I thought I am using the best gourmet oil, I have found an even better culinary oil - the LABO Camelina Oil ( 樂保亚麻荠籽油 ) with a high smoke point of 245°C, suitable for all types of cooking from Salad to Deep-Frying and Baking. This is great since most Asian cooking methods use high heat, so it is a perfect substitute for Olive oil which has a low smoke point .

labo unrefined cold pressed camelina oil review
Retailing at all Unity Pharmacies and online at Lifestream, find out why you will love this healthy culinary oil, plus followers of Luxury Haven will get to buy this Superfood at 15% off!
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Tourism Fiji Launches Exciting Tour Packages in Singapore!

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Happiness is closer than you imagine! October 10th is Fiji’s National Day and to celebrate this, Tourism Fiji will be launching an exciting marketing campaign in Singapore. This marketing campaign is developed in conjunction with Fiji Airways and 16 Singapore Fiji Specialist Travel Agencies. The campaign aims to increase the awareness of Fiji as a new and exotic holiday destination with direct flights from Singapore.

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Tourism Fiji Chief Executive Matthew Stoeckel said: “Singapore is a strategically important market for Fiji. Fiji Airways’ direct non-stop flights from Singapore ensure that paradise has never been closer, and today the team will bring a taste of that paradise to some of our Singapore Travel Partners to celebrate the campaign launch and Fiji’s National Day."
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Delicious Jade Rice, Your 30-Minute One Pot Recipe ( 美味玉饭 )

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One pot is all you need to make this beautiful coloured rice filled with scrumptious Minced Meat ( 肉碎 ), Dried Shrimps ( 虾米 ), Flower Mushrooms ( 花菇 ), and Xiao Bai Cai ( 小白菜 ).

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Every ingredient is playing a quiet but vital role in this Delicious Jade Rice Recipe ( 美味玉饭 ), with Xiao Bai Cai taking the lead. With a sweet aftertaste, the Baby Bok Choy is a good source of Vitamin A and C.

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Cooking for two is never easy. This is a fuss-free recipe and 30 minutes is all it takes to make this one-pot meal! You can simply dump all the ingredients into the rice cooker to cook, but I prefer stir frying the ingredients, then gently mixing them into the cooked rice. This way, the dish is more fragrant.

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I have also made a simple ABC Soup ( Potato Carrot Vitamins Soup ) to pair with our rice. Enjoy!
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New Year Countdown At Singapore’s Siloso Beach Party 2017!

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Singapore’s only new year’s countdown on the beach - Siloso Beach Party 2017 - is set to return to Sentosa’s sandy shores on 31st December 2017 (from 6.00pm to #6.00am) for the 11th consecutive year! With tickets going on sale in November 2017, party-goers should gear up for 12 hours of non-stop music and fun with their friends, as they welcome 2018 at one of the region’s most iconic countdown parties. More electrifying details will be revealed at a later stage.

“We are excited to offer our guests endless excitement from day to night. Through a plethora of exciting after-dark activities and events, Bright Nights at Sentosa will bring the diverse array of night-time offerings in The State of Fun to life, capitalising on assets like our beaches to create unique experiences for our guests. As we continue to curate more after-dark activities, we look forward to welcoming more guests to Sentosa at night,” said Ms Lynette Ang, Chief Marketing Officer at Sentosa Development Corporation.
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Celebrate Oktoberfest at Siloso Beach with GrabShuttle Rides!

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From 5th October, unwind and chill-out in Sentosa after a hard day’s work, with authentic Oktoberfest celebrations kicking off about three months’ worth of Thirsty Thursday deals at beachside bars, restaurants, hotels and attractions across the resort island:
  • Between 5th and 8th October, enjoy a unique Oktoberfest at Singapore’s hippest shoreline - Siloso Beach - with authentic German beer and cuisines served by staff in traditional Bavarian costumes, while watching German music performances and taking part in games including Hammer a Nail, Speed Cage soccer and Golf Bunker Challenge. Look forward to great food and beverage deals, as C Side, Mambo Beach Club, Ola Beach Club, and Wave House Sentosa, together with Siloso Beach Resort Sentosa, AJ Hackett Sentosa and Mega Adventure Park partner Singapore’s only German Microbrewery - Paulaner Bräuhaus - to deliver an Oktoberfest experience exclusive to The State of Fun.
  • Oktoberfest celebrations will also mark the start of attractive Thirsty Thursday deals in Sentosa. From 5th October to 28th December, head to Sentosa after work to de-stress with fascinating promotions like one-for-one packages at AJ Bar & Beach Dining, Bikini Bar, Coastes, FOC Sentosa, Hotel Michael - Michael’s Lounge, Ola Beach Club, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore - Rock Bar and Wave House Sentosa.
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Baileys Snowskin Mooncakes with Black Sesame Paste (百利酒冰皮月饼)

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Assorted Snowskin Mooncakes
I did it! I made 100 #SnowskinMooncakes in just 2 days, and it is my 1st attempt! Together with my girlfriend, both of us made about 250 mooncakes; she took 150 and I took 100. That’s an achievement for me despite being a newbie! Don't you think I deserve a pat on the shoulders?

Well, we made different batches of mooncakes with snowskin using Green Tea and Earl Grey, liqueurs like Baileys and Grand Marnier, and also Fresh Fruits like Strawberry and Orange for the colours, so no artificial colouring is used.

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I have been wanting to make Snowskin Mooncakes for years but just never get to it. I am so glad I finally did it! Snowskin Mooncakes Recipe is relatively simple and pretty standard, but my partner-in-crime shared with me one secret ingredient that she got from a Sifu. Let’s see if you can spot the ingredient later.

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Sorry for publishing the recipe so late, as I was terribly busy packing the Snowskin Mooncakes for friends after making them. Hubby thinks I am crazy when we are not even a fan of mooncakes. Although I made 100, I only kept 4 for ourselves, and the rest are for giving away. Bought these colourful mooncake boxes for packing my mooncakes as gifts. Aren't they pretty?

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Since many are asking for the Snowskin Mooncake Recipe especially the ones with liqueurs, I am coming out with this first so that you gals can start making them in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival ( 中秋节 ) this Wednesday.

I know it is late, but I made 100 in 2 days. If I can do it, you can too! Trust me, it is not that difficult, and you can make just a small amount as 1 dough makes about 16 mooncakes. Head over to Phoon Huat or any baking store near your home, and start making tomorrow morning! You have a full day tomorrow, plus half day on Wednesday to make. If you want an easier job, you can even buy the Snowskin Premix Powder instead of the usual Phoon Huat Redman Kou Fien ( 糕粉 ) which we are using in this recipe. Difference is, we do not like ours too sweet so we prefer not to use premix flour.

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So let’s start our Baileys Snowskin Mooncakes with Black Sesame Paste ( 百利甜酒冰皮月饼 ) making session! * If you do not have a bottle of Baileys at home, use any liqueur of your choice.
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Healthy Abalone Salad with Avocado Dressing ( 鲍鱼沙拉配鳄梨酱 )

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Have a can of Abalone but no idea what to do with it? Moon Festival is just next week! How about adding the delicacy to your greens and make it an epicurean salad, and having Mooncakes as desserts to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival ( 中秋节 ) with family and friends?

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Combining a mix of Sunflower Seeds, Mesclun Salad and Baby Spinach, tossing with Taylor’s Avocado and Garlic Dressing, and lastly topping up with slices of Abalone, don’t you think this simple dish is too good to pass?

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I am using the New Moon Australian Abalone ( 人月澳洲鲍鱼 ) in this recipe, which gives you 1 whole abalone and ¼ piece. Please do not discard the brine. Instead, store in a container and use it for your next cooking session.

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Let’s assemble the Healthy Abalone Salad with Avocado Dressing ( 鲍鱼沙拉配鳄梨酱 ) together!
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