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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Fight Skin Cancer with EHA Sun Shield 24Hr SPF 100

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EHA Sun Shield 24Hr with SPF 100
Do you know that sunscreens with a higher SPF give you more protection from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is linked to skin cancer, in addition to premature skin ageing?

Are you one of those who apply your sunscreen at the beginning of the day and forget all about it?

Are you aware that you have to reapply the same amount of sunscreen every two hours, according to Skin Cancer Foundation? People often forget that sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least every two hours, unless you are using a 24-hr sunscreen. Also, always reapply sunscreen immediately after swimming or sweating for maximum protection.

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Doctors believe that most skin cancers can be avoided by preventing sun damage. It is of utmost importance that we learn to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays, fighting against skin cancer and of course preventing wrinkles and sunspots. UVA rays are the causes of premature ageing of the skin and responsible for photosensitivity reactions. Hence, it is vital that we apply a sunscreen and application should never be restricted to summer alone.
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LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort New Virtual Reality Roller Coaster

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Prepare to embark on the wildest LEGO ride as LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort will be the world’s first LEGOLAND park to launch the LEGO virtual reality roller coaster in November 2017, followed by LEGOLAND Florida Resort and LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort in 2018.

Combining cutting-edge virtual reality technology with roller coaster thrills, the new attraction was developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making – the company’s global creative division that designs and develops attractions for Merlin sites around the world. The Great LEGO Race will transform three existing “Project X” roller coasters into an exciting, high-octane experience that puts kids and parents alike in the driver’s seat and asks, “Are you brave enough to face, race and beat the best of the best in all of LEGO world?”

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“The Great LEGO Race was inspired by the way kids play with LEGO toys at home,” said Candy Holland, senior creative director for Merlin Magic Making, which designs and develops attractions for Merlin sites around the world. “It’s a unique LEGO adventure that lets kids enter an epic imaginary world made entirely from LEGO bricks, featuring a host of different themes and fun LEGO characters, all mixed up together.”
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Refreshing Iced Bitter Gourd with Honey Recipe ( 冰鎮苦瓜 )

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Inpsired by Putien Restaurant’s ( 莆田 ) Iced Bitter Gourd ( 冰鎮苦瓜 ), I tried making one recently when I was thinking of what appetizer to serve my guest for our 6-Course Chinese Dinner.

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Using raw bitter gourd aka bitter melon, this is an extremely healthy and easy recipe that anyone can prepare. Served together with Honey ( 蜜糖 ), the Bitter Gourd on Ice ( 冰鎮苦瓜 ) is a tasty and awfully refreshing starter for any occasion. Let’s check out the recipe!
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Concorde Hotel Singapore Completes Guestrooms Refurbishment

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Concorde Hotel Singapore is pleased to announce that they have completed a major makeover for all their guestrooms. After a nine-month long refurbishment, they are finally ready to unveil their brand new rooms, which are transformed to cater to the needs of today’s modern travellers. The new changes include their completely renovated bathrooms, new wallpapers, lighter hues, improved in-room lightings, bedside USB charging points, brand new carpets and a range of other upgraded amenities.
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Coffee Jelly with Baileys Irish Cream, A Tasty Dessert Recipe

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Soft delicious coffee-flavoured gelatine cubes, served with Haagen Dazs Royal Milk Tea Ice-Cream and paired with Baileys Irish Cream, the popular Japanese Coffee Jelly is set to please any discerning palates.

There are different variations of Coffee Jelly. You can use Gelatin, Konnyaku ( こんにゃく ) or even Agar Agar to make this yummy dessert. It really depends on the texture you prefer – soft, springy or harder finish. For this recipe, I am using Agar Agar for a firmer texture.

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daiso coffee jelly recipe with baileys
I got these pretty glass cocktail glasses from Daiso Singapore some time back. Pour some coffee liqueur into these pretty glasses to pair with your sweet treat and drizzle them over the ice-cream just before serving, the Coffee Jelly with Baileys Irish Cream is definitely a hit with your guests.
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Say Bye Bye to Flat Hair with Directional Root Perm

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Fuller Volume After Root Perm
As much as I cherish straight hair, my only concern is having a flat top. Do you have this problem too?

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On my recent trip to Mosche Grand Hyatt, my stylist decided to give me a Root Perm, specifically it is called a Directional Root Perm. The perm won’t give me curly hair, but this technique adds long-lasting body and lifts near the scalp without curling the rest of the hair.

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The end result gives my hair a natural dimension with fuller volume at the top as it adds height to the crown, thanks to Daniel, Senior Stylist at Mosche.
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Ninja Akasaka, Tokyo’s Themed Restaurant ( 忍者赤坂レストラン )

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Be warned foodies, this is not your usual kind of restaurant! Diners enter this Japanese eatery through secret doors in pitch dark led by a Ninja. Even the entrance is hard to locate; it took us some effort to find the main entrance to the restaurant which is a small black door almost non-existent.

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Yap, I am talking about Ninja Akasaka ( 忍者赤坂 ) in Tokyo. Once you are inside the Ninja restaurant, you will be greeted by Ninjas who would usher you to your village.

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What kind of food will diners get? Well, you will get Ninja-inspired dishes like this Shuriken Star-Blades Grissini ( 手裏剣グリッシーニ ) and most importantly, the restaurant serves really delicious food. Need the attention of waiters there? Well, you gotta first search for the service bell which is hidden under the table. Sounds fun? Let's explore together!
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Pyometra in Dogs, Medical, Surgery Costs and Euthanasia

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My family was going through a traumatic phase couple of weeks ago as our pet Shih Tzu, Candy, has just left us. I would like to take this chance to thank all my friends and Facebook followers for their messages especially those who had texted me and PM me personally in Facebook.

In this post, I will be sharing my painful experience and touching on topics like What Is Pyometra in Dogs, List of 24-Hour Pet Hospitals You Should Know, Medical and Surgery Costs involved, What to Do if You Have to Put Your Dog to Sleep, and lastly, Pet Cremation Cost. By sharing my experience, I certainly hope that dog owners will be equipped with more information on the above so that you can be more prepared for such incidents especially those with older dogs.
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Sentosa Sandsational 2017, S.E. Asia’s Biggest Sand Festival

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Image Credit: Sentosa Development Corporation
Come September, immerse yourselves in Sandsational Fun at Sentosa under the sun! From 1-17 September, the island’s Siloso Beach will be home to Southeast Asia’s biggest sand festival, featuring a plethora of exciting activities set to delight guests from all over. Plus, between 4-10 September 20171, Singapore residents will enjoy FREE ENTRY into Sentosa via the Sentosa Express and Sentosa Gateway, as part of the resort island’s 45th anniversary celebrations!

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Image Credit: Sentosa Development Corporation
Anchoring the three-week festival will be Sentosa Sandsation 2017, featuring more than 30 intricately-carved and larger-than-life sand sculptures of some five metres in height. Spread over 2,400 square metres of exhibition space on Siloso Beach, guests can journey through three zones showcasing different experiences, from 10am – 9pm daily. Admission is free!
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