Korean Prosys ConCept Perm Promo at Clover Hair Boutique!

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With layers of soft wave creating volume at the top, this short style is elegant and feminine. There I was at Clover Hair Boutique again, and this time having my hair permed to give some body to my flat hair.

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I was first given a hair cut by Daniel, Clover’s Assistant Manager who is taking care of my styling. Despite being featured in TV shows and magazines, the salon smacked right in the heart of the Orchard shopping belt charges an amazingly reasonable price for hair cut, starting from a mere SGD 30 ( male ) and SGD 35 ( female ) for all hair lengths by their Senior Stylists! What’s more? All followers of Luxury Haven will get a further 15% off these prices! Isn’t that wonderful?

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Utilizing selected botanical proteins that are highly compatible with hair and with ample moisturizing ingredients, this Korean PROSYS ConCept Perm gives the curls moisture and shine. Because it is a non-drip type solution, the hair absorbs it faster, allowing bouncy and elastic curls to be formed in the shortest amount of time.
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EHA Hydra Serum Hydrates Your Skin With Hyaluronic Acid

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A serum that took EHA Skincare’s research team in Japan close to three years to perfect - you just gotta try!

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Hydration is crucial for young and healthy skin, which is why EHA Skincare took close to three years to come up with just the right formulation of hyaluronic acid in their EHA Hydra Serum, to ensure that your skin stays hydrated and protected throughout the day.

The key ingredient in EHA Hydra Serum is #HyaluronicAcid of a very high concentration and quality. Upon application, skin is immediately smoother and plumped. The strong viscosity when you stretch the serum between your fingers, demonstrates the quality of the Hyaluronic Acid used as you can see from the video with their therapist demonstrating it.
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30-Minute Meal: Nutritious Bitter Melon Seaweed Fish Soup

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Foodies, here is another easy recipe to get you hooked and it takes just 30 minutes to fix this healthy soup! Bitter Melon is another name for Bitter Gourd or Goya, and they are an excellent source of Vitamin C! Do you know that the vegetable-fruit has also long been used as a herbal remedy for a range of ailments, including type 2 diabetes? On the other hand, Seaweed is high in nutrients and low in calories, not to mention adding Fish which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

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When cooking bitter melon dishes, I have the habit of leaving a small portion so that I can use it the next day to cook it with eggs or make a soup like this Nutritious Bitter Melon Seaweed Fish Soup ( 美味苦瓜海藻鱼汤 ).
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Bintan Lagoon Resort’s Activities and Haskell's Cafe Review

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When my kid was younger, it was always Bintan equals to Club Med or Golf; it is just another boring place without these. Boy, how wrong was I! I have to admit the last time we visited Bintan was probably more than a decade ago, and thanks to the good people of Bintan Lagoon Resort, my family and I had the chance to rekindle the lost memories we left behind in the sunny tropical island.

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Our recent Bintan Lagoon Resort Staycation is not as boring as you think. Our Day 1 kicked off with a exhilarating Land Activity, trying out their ATV ( All Terrain Vehicle ) operated by Action Challenge. We opted for a Single Seat Quad Bike (Rp 665,000 for 30 minutes) and a Double Seat Quad Bike (Rp 910,000 for 30 minutes), with a guide taking us into the forested area after our safety briefing. *100,000 Indonesian Rupiah is approx USD 7.65 or SGD 10.60.

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Our 4-wheeled quad bikes took us travelling on an adrenaline-pumping ride through dirt tracks and jungle trail. Although the sweltering heat was unbearable, the ride was surprisingly cooling. The heat only kicked in when we stopped for our photo shots.

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The ATV activity was kinda interesting for me since I have never been on a motorbike. The two guys were also having a ball of a time especially Jonathan who has the quad bike all to himself. This is definitely a must-do when you are in Bintan. Don’t worry if it is your first, it was ours too! There will be a clear safety briefing and basic instructions on how to handle the four-wheelers. There will also be an ATV Staff accompanying you for the adventure.
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Slow-Cooked Cordyceps Militaris Chicken Soup ( 蟲草花鸡汤 )

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Cordyceps Militaris ( 蟲草花 ), also known as Cultivated Cordyceps or Cordyceps Flower, is an edible fruiting body which is cultivated from the fungus species Cordyceps Sinensis.

For those who are into Chinese tonics, Cordyceps ( 冬虫草) are known to be an extremely expensive herb due to their TCM properties to help replenish one’s energy, improve respiratory health and stamina, as well as fortify the body’s immune system.

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In recent years, the popularity of Cordyceps Militaris ( 蟲草花 ) grew rapidly due to their affordable prices as compared to Cordyceps. I have tried different versions of Chinese soups in restaurants using this herb which is known to support healthy lungs and kidney. I love the mushroomy texture which is completely different from Cordyceps. The latest makan session I had with my girlfriend at The Good Trio ( 三人行 ) got me really intrigued and I was really game to try making this at home.

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I found this packet of Cordyceps Militaris in a Chinese Medical Hall located in Yew Tee Square. They named it as Cordyceps Stroma although the Chinese name is also 蟲草花. They are selling it at SGD 12 for 37.5g, but you kinda save a bit if you purchase two packets.

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Using similar ingredients from the soup I tasted at The Good Trio, out come my version of the Tasty Slow-Cooked Cordyceps Militaris Chicken Soup ( 蟲草花鸡汤 ). This will definitely add to my family’s list of favourite soups!
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Bintan Lagoon Resort Weekend Getaway, Escape From City Life

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Nelayan Beachfront Bar and Seafood Restaurant
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Nestled among over 300 hectares of gardens overlooking the South China Sea is Bintan Lagoon Resort, recently awarded for Best Resort & Service Excellence in the Indonesian Tourism Industry Awards For Excellence 2016.

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Escape from the hustle and bustle city life of Singapore with just a short ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Bintan Lagoon Resort is your ideal weekend getaway be it with friends or family.

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Stretching from the Straits of Malacca to the South China Sea, Bintan is the largest island in the Riau Archipelago. Due to its tropical aura and white sandy beaches with endless line of land and sea activities not forgetting the four magnificent championship golf courses, Bintan Island has become a popular tourist destination that is much coveted by both local and international travellers as well as golf enthusiasts from all over the world.

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Nelayan Beachfront Bar and Seafood Restaurant
This time round, I had the pleasure to indulge in a 3D2N weekend staycation with my family at the popular Bintan Lagoon Resort, the largest integrated resort on the island of Bintan.
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Celebrity Chef Recipes From Around The World for Home Cooks!

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Food lovers, we have tasted Masterchefs' cooking in some of the best fine dining restaurants and watched a handful of cooking shows such as Asian Food Channel, Food Network, BBC Food, often drooling over their masterpieces in front of our TV. Now, here is your chance to pick up some tips and impress your guests with these restaurant-style dishes.

Lucky me, I had the chance to meet some of these famous Chefs during their media trips to Singapore. Now, I have rounded up a list of recipes from Celebrity Chefs and Top Restaurant Chefs from around the world just for you home cooks! From Asian to Western, there is something for everyone. Let's put on our apron and get started!
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Teochew Stir-Fried Fish Maw with Prawns ( 潮州鱼鳔炒鲜虾 )

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Fish Maw ( 鱼鳔 ) is a popular ingredient in the Chinese cooking especially in Teochew cuisines, and it is considered a delicacy. A highly sought-after ingredient during the Chinese New Year, fish maw is commonly used for cooking soups although foodies can also savour this gourmet dish in braised or stir-fried styles.

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An excellent source of collagen, fish maw is tasteless and takes in the flavours of the accompanied ingredients. Available in Chinese Traditional Medicine stores, these fish maw usually come in dried forms and vacuum-packed for convenience. Prices differ widely depending on the type of fish and also the thickness of fish maw. Personally, I prefer the thicker type which gives you a nicer texture.

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Well, I do hope you will enjoy savouring this Teochew Stir-Fried Fish Maw with Prawns ( 潮州鱼鳔炒鲜虾 ) dish as much as we do! Oh yes, I am a Teochew! Are you?
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Cafédirect Tarrazu Terroir Roast & Ground Coffee Is Here!

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Cafédirect Tarrazu Terroir Roast & Ground Coffee is finally here! Enjoy tantalising great taste awards prize-winning Tarrazu Terroir Roast & Ground Coffee from The Land of Toucans!

Cafédirect, the UK’s largest award-winning 100% Fairtrade hot drinks company, launches its 2016 Great Taste Awards prize-winner, Cafédirect Tarrazu Terroir Roast & Ground Coffee. The single origin terroir coffee is lovingly grown in Costa Rica, in the mountainous, rich volcanic soils of the Tarrazu region by the Llano Bonito cooperative.

Cafédirect Tarrazu Terroir Coffee is grown from Caturra and Catuai varietals, characterised by their low-height trees that provide high quality yields with excellent taste. Seasoned coffee drinkers will know that the Caturra is naturally grown of the Red Bourbon tree, and is prized for its superlative qualities and taste profile.
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Instagram-Worthy Spots in Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia

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Bintan lsland is the largest of 3,200 islands in the Riau Archipelago and the third largest of 27 provinces, with Bintan Lagoon Resort being the largest integrated resort on the island with over 300 hectares of lush greenery that includes two championship golf courses.

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Be it an outdoor adventure, rejuvenating in their Kedaton Spa, spending a lazy afternoon frolicking in the resort's swimming pools or dining in their cosy restaurants, Bintan Lagoon Resort offers holiday makers the Sun, Sea and Water!
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Share Food Features Award-Winning Bitter Gourd Chicken Dish!

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Foodies, satisfy your hunger pangs with a delicious plate of tender Chicken Mid-Wings cooked with melt-in-the-mouth Bitter Gourds in a rich oyster sauce concoction, and served with a bowl of fragrant Jasmine rice. It's juicy, it's soft, and it's mouth-watering!

Followers of Luxury Haven would have seen and some probably already tried cooking our Award-Winning Healthy Bitter Gourd Chicken Dish, a Winner in the Tasty Healthy Recipes Contest organized by SingHealth. The two ingredients run and swirl together, amplifying each other's flavour is indeed a winning combination.

I am humbled to have #ShareFoodSG featuring this recipe and producing this awesome video! Let's hear what they have to say, "We got our hands on Shirley Tay's award winning recipe, Braised Bitter Gourd with Chicken 苦瓜焖鸡翼, and was amazed with the taste combination! The bittergourd were soft, yet crunchy, with a 'not so over-powering' bitterness which would have put us off. The enticing flavours of sesame oil, Chinese cooking wine, black sauce and oyster sauce complements the strong bold flavours of the bitter gourd which is infused into the tender chicken meat. Lovely." So, are you game enough to try? Let's cook it!
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Teriyaki Pork Belly Rolls with Okra Recipe ( 焼きオクラの肉巻 )

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Japanese food lovers will probably enjoy these Ladies Fingers aka Okra Wrapped In Sukiyaki Pork Rolls, a popular sight in Yakitori ( 焼き鳥 ) or Kushiyaki ( 串焼き ) restaurants. These Japanese eateries offer both poultry and non-poultry items, deliciously skewered and grilled.

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Home cooks, you can now make your own Finger-lickin' Good Teriyaki Pork Belly Rolls with Okra ( 焼きオクラの肉巻 ) in the comfort of your home. Depending on your preference, you can opt to substitute these sukiyaki pork with bacon instead. The difference? Well, you can control the level of saltiness with pork belly by adjusting the amount of seasonings but you can't with bacon.

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So is it difficult to make? Check out the step-by-step photo instructions, and you will be an expert in making these in no time!
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Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition Launch!

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The Exclusive 11th Generation Corolla Is Here! Borneo Motors Singapore today marked the 50th Anniversary of the Toyota Corolla Altis with the unveiling of a limited 50th year edition Anniversary variant. For the month of September, the dealership has planned a series of engagement and promotional activities to mark the anniversary and pay homage to the legacy set by all 11 generations of this humble yet extraordinary vision-leading car. Since its launch, the model has rolled out more than 40 million cars globally.

Now in its 11th generation, it has been designed and engineered with the goal of bringing happiness and well-being to the people. Toyota Corolla has constantly lead the category since 1966 by offering technologies, services and value that are always better. With the limited edition model, the legend has redefined itself to give the Corolla customers confidence, enjoyment and excitement like never before.
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Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon, A Healthy Breakfast Treat!

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These breakfast treats are a great hit on the internet with countless of food shots surfacing online. Mainly consisting of Baked Sunny-Side Up Egg recipes on the net, I made my own version using Scrambled Eggs and topped with Bacon Bits and Mozzarella Cheese instead.

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#Avocado is prized for its high nutrient, and eating this fruit can help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. In this recipe, you can have your baked eggs plain with Avocado, but I suggest you add Bacon Bits as these give the dish a savoury kick.
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Cuponation Gives You Real-Time Expenditure Infographic!

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Where does your money go? Stop wondering and start saving on small daily purchases because this real-time infographic shows that Singapore is fanatically spending on everything!

From enchanting smoky temples to the streets of Chinatown to a part that still holds its old school charm; Singapore is a city that is popular for many reasons. This city not just offers an overwhelming experience to travelers but also offers a perfect cosmopolitan lifestyle to the locals. Having said that, we just cannot deny the fact that Singapore has become an extremely expensive city to live in. Hasn’t it? You are sure to agree if you are a local residing in this eclectic city.

It is why this expenditure infographic that calculates the real time spending habits of families living in Singapore is a fantastic thing for every Singaporean to check out. With an elaborate research on the day to day shopping insights about how people shop in Singapore, the savings platform, CUPONATION has come up with an intriguing real-time expenditure infographic. The infographic uncovers high to low share of everyday consumption that Singapore families indulge in. The daily expenditures have been put into an interactive infographic.
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