Essence of Chicken with Cordyceps Seafood Porridge ( 蟲草雞精海鲜粥 )

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Yes, another of my cooking video is out but with a different twist this time, a collaboration with BRAND'S Singapore and Share Food Singapore!

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BRAND'S Essence of Chicken with Cordyceps
Using one of my favourite health tonics, the BRAND'S Essence of Chicken ( 白蘭氏雞精 ), to come up with a recipe is really a no-brainer job since I have been drinking the essence from young. For those not familiar with the brand, the British-born BRAND'S ( 白蘭氏 ) is one of the leading providers of health, beauty and wellness supplements.

With their recent new product launch, the Essence of Chicken with Cordyceps ( 蟲草雞精 ) is ideal for seniors who want to remain active, and busy professionals who suffer from fatigue, lack of sleep and stress.

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The BRAND’S Essence of chicken can be taken straight from the bottle and is perfect at room temperature, chilled or warmed. How about adding into your food like this Essence of Chicken with Cordyceps Seafood Porridge ( 蟲草雞精海鲜粥 )? Check out our video tutorial with cooking tips!
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CoolMini for Double Chin, Does Fat Freezing Really Work?

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Zeltiq CoolMini Before and After Photos
As age catches up, my double chin is also getting more obvious although having a double chin doesn’t necessarily mean one is fat. During one of my visits to EHA Clinic, a reputable aesthetic clinic located in Shaw Centre, I raised my concern to Dr Tam who recommended the Zeltiq CoolMini as one of the options to remove double chin without undergoing any surgery.

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Zeltiq CoolSculpting Machine
Fat freezing is not new to me as I had previously gone through CoolSculpting treatment for my tummy, a well-accepted procedure for freezing away stubborn fats. Although CoolSculpting has been around for years, the Zeltiq CoolMini applicator was only introduced in Singapore sometime last year.

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Zeltiq CoolMini Applicator
The smaller applicator FDA-approved fat-freezing machine, CoolMini is designed to target areas like Double Chin, Armpits and Knee areas by freezing away the stubborn fat and contouring without any surgery or downtime.

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I had just gone for my 1-month review recently, and certainly saw some positive results. Although best result is achieved in 3 months, one can see a noticeable improvement in just 1 month. Generally, one session is all you need; you will get results in just 1 or 2 visits.

The popular non-invasive fat reduction process uses crypolipolysis freezing technology that freezes fats faster than other cells, so there is no damage to the surrounding tissues. Zeltiq CoolSculpting has been clinically tested to help reduce fats by up to 20% of the treated area!

So if you have a Double Chin and wanna take years off you to achieve a younger look, I am going to walk you through my CoolSculpting experience with the Zeltiq CoolMini in this post. I will also talk about Diamond Pola Neck Treatment, another option to consider.
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Visit Perak 2017 Giveaway Winners at Luxury Haven!

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Hey Sunshine, the Visit Perak 2017 Souvenirs Giveaway result is out and we have quite a few winners from Malaysia, and also followers all the way from Philippines, New Zealand and Tunisia! That’s really cool!

Thanks to all your entries, and we have a total of 330 entries! These 6 winners randomly picked by Rafflecopter will be receiving their Tourism Perak Malaysia goodie bags very soon. Let’s see who the winners are……….
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Daiso Bangkok Shopping, Line Village, One Piece Mugiwara

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Without doubt, Bangkok is a shopping haven especially for Singaporeans. If you enjoy shopping in Bangkok, be it cheap buys or luxury hunts, you will love this post with all the directions mapped out for you. Well, I have just gotten back from Bangkok last week, and I am really excited to share my latest findings with you guys. Other than couple of Daiso outlets I had spotted, there are also few other interesting shops I found this time like the newly-opened LINE Village Store for LINE Chat character fans, and the One Piece Mugiwara for the Japanese anime chasers.

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Go shopping like a pro as I take you via Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain along the Sukhumvit Line, hopping from station to station to discover shopping malls as well as enjoying a delightful Afternoon Tea or pop by the Sanrio Hello Kitty House Bangkok. Come, let's start off with Siam BTS Skytrain Station as our first stop!

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Are you a fan of the Japanese LINE Chat? Well, tourists to Bangkok can now find characters from the LINE chat app at the LINE Village Bangkok, a 3-storey 1,500 sqm indoor theme park on the 1st floor of Siam Square One. There are 45 Line Friends stores and cafes in major cities around the world but apparently, Line Village Store is the new business model and Bangkok is the first in the world to have this.

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Siem Reap’s Latest Boutique Hotel, Jaya House River Park

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Nestled serenely alongside the Siem Reap River in a verdant enclave is one of Siem Reap’s newest boutique hotels, the Jaya House River Park. Opened in December 2016, this petite lush haven is located about 20 minutes away from Siem Reap International Airport and a six-minute tuk tuk journey from town in the direction of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Angkor site.

With the Ecole Francasi Extreme Orient, the Enkosa Pagoda and the Angkor Conservation Authority in the neighbourhood, Jaya House River Park is shrouded in a definitive sense of heritage and culture. ‘Jaya’ is a shortened version of Jayavarman, the 9th century king who unified the Khmer states into one empire. Designed by V-Design Asia based in Siem Reap, the Jaya House River Park is a modern, luxurious resort integrating Khmer culture and Western design. Its slightly off the beaten track location ensures a tranquil retreat away from the bustling town yet still readily accessible with the complimentary use of the hotel’s fleet of tuk tuks or two-wheeled carriages pulled by a motorbike from 4.30 am to 10 pm.
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Creamy Chicken Pasta with Baby Spinach, Tasty Treat For All!

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If you are a fan of Carbonara Pasta, you will love this creamy pasta with strands of spaghetti and slices of white button mushrooms enveloped in a delectable Emborg Cream sauce. Paired with pan-seared golden brown Chicken bites and healthy Foglia Sublime Baby Spinach, this Italian recipe is a must-try!

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I am fan of Foglia Sublime greens, specializing in a variety of salad from Azienda Agricola Altamura, available in the local supermarkets. Baby spinach is harvested earlier, hence the small leaves and more tender and sweeter taste in comparison with mature, fully formed spinach leaves. Try cooking this Tasty Creamy Chicken Pasta with Baby Spinach this weekend!
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Visit Perak 2017 Souvenirs Giveaway, Open to All Worldwide!

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Haven’t been to Malaysia or planning a trip to Perak soon? How about winning some tourist guide booklets to help you to mark out your next vacation, or getting your hand on some local souvenirs by Tourist Perak Malaysia?

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Some of these Malaysia Tourism Maps like the Ipoh Heritage Trail may come in handy especially if you are visiting Perak this holiday, which include places like these 8 Must-Go Sightseeing Spots in Ipoh City!

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During our last Visit Perak 2017 Media Trip to Malaysia, we were given some very informative local guide books and souvenirs. Now, Luxury Haven has a total of 6 sets of prizes to give away; 3 sets for each category! So take your pick, and Giveaway is Open to All Worldwide!

I will be away in Bangkok for my retail and spa therapy, so I am leaving you with this Giveaway:

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Set A ( Ipoh Heritage Trail ) x 2
  • Ipoh Heritage Trail Map with 45 Interesting Landmarks
  • The Iconic Guide Book with 8 Must-See Destinations in Perak
  • Visit Perak 2017 Recycling Bag
  • Colourful Souvenir Flag
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Set B ( Perak Wonders ) x 2
  • Perak Fun Map
  • Ipoh City Food Trail Guide
  • Perak World of Wonders Note Pad
  • Tourism Perak Ball-Point Pen
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Set C ( Royal Belum Rainforest ) x 2
  • Perak World of Wonders
  • Ipoh City Fun Map
  • Visit Perak 2017 Souvenir Badge
  • Mariwasa Kraftangan Note Pad
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Mucota Scena Treatment Review: Mosche Grand Hyatt Singapore

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Made in Japan, Mucota is one of the top prestigious hair care brands. Its Mucota Scena Treatment focuses on mechanism of hair damage that gives hair freshness and shining luster, creating more beautiful hair.

With Mucota Scena Treatment, it’s advanced nano-technology to the rescue! Using advances in material-sciences and biotechnology, Scena+ restores and protects hair by focusing on replacing important natural elements that make up the intercellular components in hair.

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I enjoy pampering my hair as much as my skin. So indulging in both scalp and hair treatments are of utmost importance to me in order to achieve healthy and lustrous hair.

It was one of those days where I had visited Mosche at Grand Hyatt Singapore to have my hair done, and was highly recommended to try their 3-Step Mucota Scena Hair Treatment, which I shall be sharing in this post.
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The Top 5 Golf Courses in Portugal

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Portugal is home to the world’s best golf courses and the top destination for recreational and professional golfers. It's sunny, warm region of Algarve alone, for example, is home to more than 40 golf courses, with most having championship layouts and are known all over the golfing world. Learn about golf holidays in Algarve and why they are anticipated by many, here are more information. There are also known golf courses in the Lisbon coast and even in the majestic Madeira Island located in the Atlantic Ocean. Basically, there is a golf course for anybody in Portugal, along with seeing amazing sights and sounds.

Here are the top golf courses found in Portugal:

1. San Lorenzo Golf Course
Located in the exclusive Quinta de Lago estate in Algarve, San Lorenzo is hailed as one of the most renowned golf course in Portugal and one of the finest in Europe. It is an 18-hole par 72 course was made by American golf architect Joseph Lee. It has a designed similar to a figure of 8 and laid out with beautiful Bermuda grass. Playing in San Lorenzo can be smooth, but it also has some very challenging holes that test strength and accuracy.

2. Penha Longa Atlantico
World- famous golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed Penha Longa Atlantico, which is located within the upmarket Penha Longa resort near Sintra. This 18-hole par 72 course lies overlooking the expansive Atlantic Ocean and situated within a protected natural reserve. Playing in Penha Longa Atlantic requires bold and strategic plays due to the courses varying elevation. It is also ranked as one of the finest golf courses in Europe.

3. Vale do Lobo Royal
Known for its scenic setup that made one of the most photographed holes, the 16th hole of Vale do Lobo’s Royal Golf Course is famous in the European Golf scene. Its famous cliff- top carry over is considered one of the trickiest shots in Portugal and hailed as Algarve’s symbol of golf. Vale do Lobo Royal is an 18- hole par- 72 course designed by Sir Henry Colton in the 1960s.

4. Oceanico Victoria
Designed by Almond Palmer, Oceanico Victoria is the venue for the prestigious Portugal Masters and the PGA World Cup on many occasions. This exquisitely designed course is one of the many layouts in Vilamoura Resort in the Algarve coast. Natural water hazards, this 18- hole par -72 course, presents a series of challenging shots that even professionals took some second- guessing on strategy. Apart from these, the overall terrains put up a really big challenge for accuracy and strength.

5. Monte Rei Golf Club
Located in Tavira in the Eastern hinterland of Algarve, and one of the many courses in the area of studded cork oak and olive trees, the Monte Rei is an 18- hole par- 72 layout designed by American golf legend Jack Nicklaus is only a few distance from the coast and have an easy access to convenient resort facilities. The golf club itself has fabulous on-site villas complete with excellent five- star club amenities. Several water hazards, bunkers, and some thrilling deep make this golf course a perfect place to practice your play.

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Celebrate National Day 2017, Catch So Singapore at Sentosa!

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Sentosa Merlion Magic Lights
Immerse in a So Singapore experience at Sentosa from July to August, where a slew of exciting free day and night programmes and activities is set to give locals and tourists a truly Singapore adventure in celebration of the Nation’s 52nd Birthday!

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Heritage Carnival 2017
Travel Back in Time for a Historical Experience Including Tasty Treats
From 4 August to 13 August, enjoy delectable and original local tastes while travelling back in time at the unique Heritage Carnival 2017 – So Singapore at Palawan Green, where guests will meet and interact with roving costumed characters from Singapore’s pre-war days. Featuring Singaporean delights such as Peranakan Kueh, Burger Bombs and Chendol, the inaugural carnival will offer dishes from more than 20 stalls, as well as various exciting activities! Check out the outdoor obstacle course for children, movies under the stars and larger-than-life photo props at the carnival too!
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Mobike Celebrates 100 Days in Singapore with FREE Rides!

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Mobike, the world’s first and largest smart bike-sharing company, and Mastercard today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intention to support Singapore’s drive towards greater digitalization of its transport payments ecosystem and enable a smart, connected, and sustainable city.

This collaboration will enhance a convenient, robust, secure, and seamless payment system for Mobike riders in Singapore. The integration of Masterpass, Mastercard’s global digital payment solution, within the Mobike mobile application will allow riders to make fast and secure in-app payments. The partnership will also bring tangible insights into the way urban residents travel, and enable local city planners to examine Singapore’s transportation systems and how they can be made smarter and more flexible.

The partnership is part of Mastercard’s smart cities initiative to use innovation, technology and data analytics to transform the consumer experience and deliver solutions that address the challenges cities face.
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A Better Florist Giveaway Winner at Luxury Haven!

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Featured in several places such as Forbes, Yahoo and Straits Times is, A Better Florist, offering free same-day delivery of fresh flowers islandwide in Singapore.

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A Better Florist is currently partnering with Shopee Studios to help you bring out the inner florist in you! Pick up some basic flower arrangement skill at their Flower Jamming Session! Learn some tricks and tips in creating the perfect bouquet with their talented florists.

Workshop Details:
  • Date: 22 Jul 2017, Sat
  • Venue: Shopee HQ
    2 Science Park Drive, #03-01, Tower A, Ascent, Singapore 11822
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Now, here’s announcing the Winner of Luxury Haven’s Giveaway; the lucky reader will be receiving beautiful flowers worth $72 from A Better Florist! Are you one of them?
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British Airways Announces Partnership with The White Company

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British Airways announced its plans to give customers a great night’s sleep in the sky through a partnership with the luxury lifestyle brand, The White Company. The iconic British retailer will supply bedding and amenity kits in Club World as part of the airline’s £400m (S$ 716m) customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all.

Later this year, customers travelling in Club World between Heathrow and New York JFK will be given a new elegant day cushion which will double up as a fantastic lumbar support when working or relaxing on board.

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Exclusively for British Airways, The White Company have also designed a bespoke, luxuriously soft large pillow and pillowcase. To enhance customers’ comfort, the double-sided pillow, which has been expertly designed for day and night use, features cosy grey fabric on one side and crisp white cotton on the reverse. Customers will also be given a super-soft woven blanket with satin trim and a specially developed luxury duvet to improve their quality of sleep, as well as a padded mattress cover giving an extra layer of comfort. The new bedding from The White Company will then be gradually rolled out across British Airways’ other long-haul routes.
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CDC Anti-Clog #1 Units Giveaway Winners by Air Connection!

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Aircon maintenance can be a headache especially when you encounter problems like water leakage. Thanks to Air Connection Design, 3 winners will each receive 1 set of these CDC Anti-Clog #1 Units for their air conditioning system, and each unit stays effective for a full 3 months!

CDC Anti-Clog #1 Units control the growth of slime-forming bacteria, leading to a safer environment, and also help to prevent water leakage in your air-conditioning system. Here’s announcing the winners!
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Getting Rid of Keloid Scar with Lasers and Steroid Injection

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A #Keloid scar is one in which there is an overgrowth of dense fibrous tissue. This develops after the injury has healed, and it usually has a smooth top and pink or purple in colour.

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I had a nasty fall last year, and left with an open wound in my knee cap. I failed to stop the bleeding that day and panicked. Alone and totally at a loss, unsure if I should go to a doctor, I recalled having the mobile number of Dr Tam of EHA Clinic, my aesthetic doctor for 5 years now. I quickly snapped couple of photos and What’s App Dr Tam who responded almost instantly, asking me to head to the nearest doctor.

I managed to skip the long queue at the clinic after the nurse saw my knee bleeding profusely. The GP advised me to go to the hospital for stitches, or I could have the wound glued on the spot there. I was too weak to make it to the hospital alone, hence opted for the glue instead.

This post will document the healing stages of my Keloid Scar, and the different methods used to treat it. So if you or any members of your family with a keloid scar formed after a surgery or a bad fall, I hope my experience will come in handy should anyone of you need to remove the keloid and lighten the scar.
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