Instagram Round-Up at Luxury Haven: Beauty, Food, Lifestyle

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Hey guys, it has been a long while since my last Instagram Round-Up post in 2016. Fast forward two years down the road, I have to admit I am still not very active on Instagram. Somehow, I can connect better with Facebook; generation gap perhaps?

Nonetheless, let’s check out some of the interesting instagram shots that I had shared:

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Hair By: Mosche Grand Hyatt
NuSkin ageLOC LumiSpa Event at Coffee Academics,
introducing their a dual action skin care system that offers skin renewal and deep cleansing benefits.

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Masons Home Decor Curva Bean Bag Lounger
in my Hello Kitty room
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Black Garlic Spaghetti with Cheese Sausage ( 黑蒜芝士香肠意粉 )

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It is known that Garlic has been used as a medicinal herb since centuries ago where its benefits have been scientifically proven. Then came Black Garlic, which has begun to surface in recent years and slowly gaining popularity due to its many health benefits. Black Garlic is rich in amino acids and has almost double the amount of antioxidants when compared to White Garlic.

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These blackened cloves do not come cheap, hence many home cooks have started “ fermenting “ their own like one of my girlfriends. I was blessed to receive a small container filled with her hard work. Black Garlic is actually " caramelized " garlic. It has a sweet, prune-like taste, and texture is a bit mushy.

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I must admit that it is an acquired taste, and my family are still not accustomed to both its taste and texture. Hence, I decided to add the ingredient to make this Exotic Black Garlic Spaghetti with Cheese Sausage ( 黑蒜芝士香肠意粉 ), and toss in vegetables such as Bunashimeji Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes, and Baby Spinach, and drenched in a healthy dosage of Camelina Oil. Of course, you can always omit the sausage for a healthier version.
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March School Holiday: Free Admission to Sentosa and FunFest!

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Start the school break on a high and recharge at Sentosa – The State of Fun, this coming March holidays. An adventure of a lifetime awaits families, with an exciting line up of activities featuring the wildly popular characters from Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears! With Free Entry into the island via the Sentosa Express and vehicular gantry throughout the period of 10 to 18 March, there is no reason to miss out on the Fun. Plus, admission through the Sentosa Boardwalk will also be free.

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FunFest with We Bare Bears
Kickstart your festivities at Palawan Beach, which is set to be transformed into Singapore’s largest inflatables playground by the beach! From 10 to 18 March (10am to 6pm daily), bouncy castles, inflatable slides, traversing walls, and obstacle courses are set to delight the young and young–at-heart at this mega playground!

For the very first time in Singapore, visitors can also get up close to over 300 inflatable bears from Cartoon Network’s We Bear Bears! Indulge in even more photo-worthy moments by stepping into the sea of We Bare Bears inflatables across Palawan Green and Palawan Beach. Various We Bare Bears photo points will also be available across the island for visitors to a snap a selfie with their favourite bears – including the bears’ favourite mode of transport – the three layer bearstack. A 50-feet tall inflatable stack will welcome fans and families as they walk into Palawan Green!
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EHA Refreshing Medical Facial: Klenskin Shower On Sunscreen

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Hair By: Mosche Grand Hyatt
At a recent media event by EHA Skincare introducing the Klenskin Shower On Sunscreen SPF 30, invitees were treated to a buffet dinner, an EHA Refreshing Medical Facial Treatment Voucher, and of course, the most talk-about Klenskin Shower On Sunscreen.

The facial voucher came at a perfect timing, as I had just recovered from flu after my Osaka trip. I was badly in need of some pampering, and my face was thirsty for nutrients.

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Priced at SGD 280, the 90-minute EHA Refreshing Medical Facial Treatment incorporates Klenskin in its cleansing step to deep clean of any surface impurities and protect it from any UV damage.
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Singapore Festival of Fun 2018 with 70 Shows at Clarke Quay!

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The Singapore Festival of Fun 2018 is excited to announce that it will be increasing its StreetFest fun factor this year with 70 shows spread out over more areas around Clarke Quay. This year, besides the Fountain Square, two more locations Read Bridge and Tan Tye Place has been added to showcase street performances from London’s Covent Garden. Audiences will be able to catch more street acts from the 13th to the 18th of March and move with ease from one area to another around Clarke Quay with this enhanced experience.

The Singapore Festival of Fun is a mega 3-in-one festival comprising three pillars of fun for all ages over 10 days during the March school holidays:

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Magners International Comedy Festival
8-11 March (Thursday to Sunday, 8pm onwards): The 5th edition of Magners International Comedy Festival returns to various bars in Clarke Quay with arguable the finest group of comedians ever to step foot in Singapore. Critically acclaimed US stand-up Doug Stanhope, best new comer Yuriko Kotani from the UK, Jim Brewsky from Hong Kong, our very own Fakkah Fuzz and Samuel See; together with 7 others from around the world, they will have audiences laughing out loud and in stitches.
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CNY Calmex Abalone Salad with Fresh Lily Bulbs ( 鲍鱼沙拉配鲜百合 )

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Also known as Spring Festival ( 春节 ) in China, the Chinese New Year ( 农历新年 ) is the most important traditional festival celebrated by all Chinese across the world, lasting for 15 days.

Today marks the 15th day of the Lunar New Year. It is known as Yuán Xiāo Jié ( 元宵節 ) or the Lantern Festival. Families gather together on this day to eat traditional sweet dumplings called Tāngyuán ( 汤圆 ), made of glutinous rice flour stuffed with fillings such as red bean, peanuts etc, symbolizing reunion.

CNY is a time for families to be together. During this 15-day period, dishes with lucky symbolic meanings such as Fish ( 鱼 ), which means Surplus ( 余 ) in Mandarin, are well-celebrated. Gourmet food like Abalone ( 鲍鱼 ) is considered a luxury item in traditional Chinese cuisine and is commonly served in China’s state banquets.

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Being a huge fan of Abalone, this gem is never lacking in my menu on special occasions. During one of my family’s visits to my mom’s place, I made this CNY Abalone Salad with Fresh Lily Bulbs ( 鲍鱼沙拉配鲜百合 ), using her favourite brand of Calmex Mexican Abalone ( 车轮牌墨西哥鲍鱼 ). This recipe will show you how to make a luxurious take-out dish.

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5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Home with Interior Designer Tricks

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Home is where the heart is. This quote was probably about family but let's put a pin in that for a moment. We are supposed to love our homes. Whether it is filled with rows of children, a pack of dogs, countless cats or even if it is just you and your partner.

Home is the place where you retreat to when the world is out to get you. It is where you sleep. It is where you relax, entertain people and spend time with your loved ones. Because such a large portion of your life is spent there, it is important that you find it enjoyable to be in this place.
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Jelly Art Creative Food, Beautiful Gelatin Flowers ( 燕菜果冻花 )

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Foodies, are you still cooking lots this Lunar New Year? What do you think of these beautiful 3D Jelly Art that stormed the internet some time back?

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Well, I made more and gave these Konnyaku gelatin flowers as gifts some time back. Don’t ask me what flowers these are; I used my imagination to inject the gelatin to form these pretty flowers but have no idea which species they belong to, or even exist. I guess Jelly Art Creative Food is all about imagination and creating Beautiful Gelatin Flowers ( 燕菜果冻花 ), isn’t it? So let’s just enjoy the satisfying results!
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Ezbuy, Singapore's 1st and Largest Global Shopping Platform!

global online shopping ezbuy marketplace beauty products, Singapore's first and largest global shopping platform, invites everyone to shop on its fast-growing Marketplace - connecting customers to a vibrant ecosystem of sellers and top brands from Korea, Taiwan and USA, and local sellers. At the forefront of a rapidly growing market, ezbuy's Marketplace provides a platform for buyers and sellers to transact effortlessly, providing access to more than four million products globally on a single platform.

In step with this explosive growth, ezbuy plans to almost double the number of product offerings to six million, bringing on board an additional 100,000 sellers on ezbuy's marketplace by the end of 2018. Customers can enjoy an accelerated purchasing journey with wider access to their favourite brands and a broader assortment of advantages combining convenience and value to the shopping experience.
  • Established online ecosystem in place for both buyers and sellers on the marketplace
  • Level of transparency, reliability and authenticity of products listed in marketplaces overseas
  • Lowest shipping rates and shortest shipping duration
  • Highly evolved customer shopping experience on connected devices via ezbuy website and mobile app
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Fruity Inari Sushi Egg Mayo with Caviar Recipe ( リラックマいなり寿司 )

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It is time again to make these party-friendly Inari Sushi ( いなり寿司 ), which make great gifts for friends. Generally, Inari Sushi are Japanese rice filled in ready-made sweet tofu pockets. Since I do not fancy sushi much, I have made my Inari Sushi using egg mayo as the base, and adding my preferred ingredients according to my mood.

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These were going out to three different parties. For this batch, I have made one set with Edamame and Crab Sticks, topping them with Rilakkuma ( リラックマ ) Fish Cakes, and another with Tuna and Pear.

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These character fish cakes are so adorable, and they are great for food presentation. So kawaii!

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For that festive cheer, turn them into a gourmet food by adding a touch of Caviar and throw in some chocolate gold coins! Let’s check out the recipe for my Fruity Inari Sushi Egg Mayo with Caviar Recipe (リラックマいなり寿司 )!
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Hair Transplant Turkey Giveaway Winners at Luxury Haven!

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CNY Multi-Coloured Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng ( 鸿运当头七彩鱼生 )

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It is time once again for the annual CNY Prosperity Toss aka Lo Hei ( 捞起 )! I have always been very impressed with the restaurant staff for their ability to shout out the auspicious phrases while preparing for the diners’ Lo Hei session.

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Do you know what the different ingredients mean? Well, every single ingredient plays an important role in this Chinese Auspicious Salad and I have listed them all in this post. This year, I am determined to practise these useful phrases for my coming prosperity toss session with my family and you should too.

For the non-Chinese, diners are supposed to pour the respective ingredients while shouting the auspicious phrases before commencing the prosperity tossing game and lastly, yelling “ Huat Ah! ” ~ an expression to get rich and lucky.

creative chinese new year salmon yu sheng recipe
I love making the Yu Sheng Salads cause those served outside are extremely sweet and not to my liking. Last reunion, I came up with another creation using my Doll Dress Jelly Mould which was just collecting dust in my kitchen cabinet. The result was another satisfying work. Don’t you think the CNY Multi-Coloured Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng ( 鸿运当头七彩鱼生 ) is so vibrant and pretty?

Let’s get to work, and also find out the meaning of these Yu Sheng ingredients!
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7 Best Islands For a Honeymoon

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America, Asia or Africa ... it seems that such romantic, secluded and bright islands for the honeymoon are scattered all over the world map. Let’s check the best of them!

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It looks like a real uninhabited island, on which lived Robinson Crusoe. The first thing you want to do when you get there is to go in search of pirate treasures - it is not so little for such a beautiful place as the island of Tobacco-Reef, a part of Belize. All the most important is hidden in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea sparkling in the sun. So it's worth, at least, to grab equipment for snorkeling. A walk along the coast of this atoll takes just a few minutes, but the magnificent barrier coral reef, a local attraction, stretches far beyond visibility, as it is part of the world's second largest barrier reef. Surely it is one of the best islands for a honeymoon.
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Cartoon Network-Branded Cruise Ship to Set Sail in Late 2018

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Set to make its maiden voyage from its home port of Singapore in late 2018, the 11 guest-deck, 2,000-guest Cartoon Network Wave will be one vast haven for Toon-loving travellers. With the ocean as a backdrop, families will enjoy the world's first immersive Toon vacation at sea, and an adventure with their favourite Cartoon Network stars.

While there are many existing projects by Turner's location-based entertainment team including Cartoon Network-branded restaurants, theme parks, waterparks around the world -- and even planes and trains -- this is the first time anywhere that a cruise liner has undergone a full Cartoon Network transformation.

The theming and entire onboard experience of Cartoon Network Wave is inspired by Cartoon Network's universe of well-loved characters from iconic shows such as Adventure Time, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears. This includes a variety of diverse entertainment, activity and recreation features, as well as retail and food and beverage options.

Cartoon Network Wave will be docked at the Singapore Cruise Centre and will sail to 13 popular destinations in the Asia Pacific region including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia and Japan. Dates and itineraries for its routes around Asia Pacific will be announced in the coming months.

Bringing to life the world's first Cartoon-Network themed cruise Oceanic Group formalised its partnership with Turner in a signing ceremony in Singapore, marking the official launch of Cartoon Network Wave, the world's first Cartoon Network-themed cruise and Singapore's first homegrown contemporary cruise product.

Oceanic Group's Chief Executive Mr Daniel Chui said the partnership represents the company's commitment to capitalise on Asia's growing cruise travel market. "A homegrown cruise project, Cartoon Network Wave heralds the start of a new vacation experience for cruise-goers in Asia where cruise travel meets personalised journeys through experiential story-telling. With Singapore's position as a cruise hub in Asia, we believe it is only fitting that we dive right in and ride the surging tide of this passenger cruise wave."

"Cartoon Network Wave will revolutionise cruise travel in the Asia-Pacific region and create and curate new cruise experiences for holiday makers, cruise goers and generations of pop culture fans," added Mr Chui.

"Turner is always looking at new ways to bring our characters to life -- and Cartoon Network Wave will be their home on the high seas. The ship has remarkable potential to offer our existing fans a truly unique immersive experience, as well as create new ones. We couldn't be more excited by the partnership with Oceanic Group in jointly creating a world first," said Mr Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific.

"The debut of Cartoon Network Wave as a new homegrown cruise product is testament to the vitality of Singapore as Southeast Asia's leading cruise hub. It will also augment Singapore's appeal as a top family destination by adding to the diversity of Singapore's line-up of offerings. We look forward to more family visitors coming from the region with Cartoon Network Wave's exciting deployment here," said Mr Yap Chin Siang, Assistant Chief Executive (Policy and Planning Group), Singapore Tourism Board.

Online Bookings
Online bookings for Cartoon Network Wave will start later in the year. More details on the booking dates and itineraries will be released at Cartoon Network Wave. Fans can also subscribe to Cartoon Network Wave's soon-to-be launched Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.

Note: All information shown are subject to change without prior notice.

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Gotemba Premium Outlet Shopping, Best Spot to View Mt Fuji!

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Are you a shopperholic like me? Love travelling, and always on the go for premium outlets? Well, if you are heading to Japan, this is one huge shopping factory outlet you must not miss! The Gotemba Premium Outlet ( 御殿場プレミアム・アウトレット ) is the flagship centre, and one of the largest in Japan. Located at Shizuoka Prefecture, it is situated on an extensive site within the view of World Cultural Heritage site, Mount Fuji.

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If you wanna catch Cherry Blossom, have a perfect view of Mount Fuji, and shop till you drop at the same time, Japan’s Gotemba Premium Outlet is the place you would wanna be.
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