Asia’s New Iconic Promenade – the Avenue of Stars

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The Avenue of Stars ( AoS ), one of the most visited tourist destinations in Hong Kong has announced its reopening recently after three years of construction. The new design offers a revitalised urban space that allows visitors to experience the transcendence of Hong Kong's busiest and most exciting cultural waterfront. Funded by New World Development's AOS Management Company Limited, the AoS features the work of renowned New York High Line architect James Corner and other famed designers, who have injected vitality, aesthetics and practicality into the space.

The 457-metre-long promenade first opened in 1982, and in 2004, it was named the AoS and modelled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The revitalised AoS continues to offer spectacular views of the skyline and Victoria Harbour with new highlights:

World-Class Design Teams
  • There has been a complete redesign of the AoS by James Corner Field Operations, involving extensive planting, generous shade and seating, and an accessible undulating sculptural edge. The design creates a spectacular waterfront promenade that enhances connections and sociability.
  • A special lighting system by Speirs & Majors is concealed inside the cladding, illuminating the water flowing beneath the pedestrian deck after dark.
  • Inspired by Hong Kong's market stalls, Harbour Kiosk, designed by LAAB, automatically transforms its "gate" into an "awning" during the day and returns to its compact shape at night.
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Hearty Whole Tomato Rice with Minced Pork Recipe ( 番茄饭食谱 )

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I once watched a TV program featuring the popular Whole Tomato Rice ( 番茄饭 ), and it looked relatively easy to make. All you need is a Rice Cooker, and this healthy rice is up in less than 30 minutes! This makes a great one-pot meal be it lunch or dinner.

Instead of the plain Whole Tomato Rice which can be quite boring, I tweaked the recipe a little. I added Broccoli, Garlic and Minced Pork, and marinated my meat with the Fuying Japanese Style Olive Vegetables with Mushrooms ( 富瀛日式冬菇橄榄菜 ). If you don’t take pork, simply replace it with your preferred type of meat.

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Topped with Crispy Anchovies and served with a bowl of piping hot soup, your Whole Tomato Rice with Broccoli is packed with all the nutrients you need for a meal!

This is a scheduled post as I am currently in Australia on a Media Trip with my hubby. Follow my trails in Facebook or Instagram! For now, let’s check out how easy this rice cooker dish is! Oh, and don’t forget to participate in our Giveaway at the end of this post!
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Malindo Air Launches Flights To Hokkaido With Promo Fares From RM799!

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Malindo Air will begin its new service to Hokkaido from 23 March 2019. Booking is now available at a promotional fare of RM799 for Economy Class and RM1,999 for Business Class, on Malindo Air website, ticketing offices, customer care centre and its preferred travel agents.

There are 3 flights from Kuala Lumpur weekly, on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Flight OD0888 will depart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 7:40a.m. and arrived at Taoyuan Airport at 12:30p.m. At 1:45p.m. The flight will continue and arrived in Chitose Airport at 6:20p.m.

Flight OD0889 from Chitose Airport will depart at 7:20p.m. and arrive in Taoyuan Airport at 11:00p.m. At 12:05a.m. the following day, the flight will continue and arrive in KLIA at 4:55a.m.
*Note: All the timing information is in local time
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Win Feng Shui Watches by Hochste Timepiece Worth Over $500!

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Fascinated by the recondite magnitude of the Five Element Theory in Chinese Geomancy after attending the Architecture and Feng Shui conventions in London and Singapore, Milfred Hauser, German designer and co-creator, was inspired to extract its essence and use it on creating the minimalist ( simplicity ) yet stylish design of his unisex watches.

The 5 elements collection by Hochste Timepiece carries a symbolic meaning with various colour representations behind each element, and their unisex watches symbolize a balance of YIN and YANG.

I will be away from tomorrow on a 5D Media Trip to Melbourne with my hubby, hosted by Visit Victoria. Thereafter, we shall be flying over to Sydney for another week. As always, I have scheduled another Giveaway during my absence and it is Open to All Worldwide, courtesy of Hochste Timepiece! Follow my trails in Facebook or Instagram!

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This time, 3 lucky followers of Luxury Haven will walk away with SUCCESS by Hochste Timepiece, worth SGD 185 each! The FIRE element in this classic timepiece symbolizes SUCCESS and is represented by a sophisticated brown, as stated in Milfred Hauser's inspiration - the Five Elements Theory.
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Celebrating 45 Years Of Scenic Views With Singapore Cable Car

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One Faber Group marks the 45th anniversary of the Singapore Cable Car with the debut of 'Miraculous', an original multi-sensorial video-mapping show on the Angsana tree at hilltop restaurant Arbora at Faber Peak Singapore. There will also be a line up of exciting activities, events, F&B promotions at Singapore's only hilltop destination from 30 March 2019.

The Singapore Cable Car connects Mount Faber to Sentosa Island and offers guests seamless access to a collection of unique leisure activities from the hilltop to the island. An iconic attraction that has played a significant role in the Singaporean tourism landscape for 45 years, the Singapore Cable Car has captured the hearts and minds of tourists with its breathtaking scenic views of Sentosa Island, Mount Faber and the Harbourfront. Since starting operations in 1974, close to 57 million riders have taken the Singapore Cable Car. Today, guests sit in the comfort of the spacious 4th generation cable car cabins encased with floor to-ceiling glass panels, that offer even greater viewing pleasure of the ever-changing views of Southern Singapore.

For over four decades, the Singapore Cable Car has scored many notable achievements, such as being featured in an episode of popular American television series Hawaii Five-O (1979); having played host to the contestants of the Miss World Pageant (1989), Asia's first to offer sky dining in a cable car cabin (1998); and the world's first Angry Bird themed cable car (2012).

"With the Singapore Cable Car as our focus for the 45th anniversary campaign, guests can look forward to fun and exciting activities that revolve around this attraction to create lasting memories for tourists. Our calendar is packed year-long with new experiences designed to delight guests to (re)visit and (re)discover Mount Faber. Through this, One Faber Group reinforces our commitment to continually renew and refresh our diverse range of products, so that guests will always find new opportunities to (re)create new moments with us," said Mr Buhdy Bok, Managing Director, Mount Faber Leisure Group.
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Japanese Root Perm Using Korial Bio Perm with Ginseng Extract

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Spotting a new look on Lunar New Year, my hair was given a treat at H4U Salon. Using Korial Bio Perm with their Ginseng Extract improved formulation, my tresses were cut short with a bang and had a mixed of Japanese Root Lift Perm + Cold Perm.

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Oh yes, my hair was finally getting longer and I was happy after a lengthy wait. Then my tresses got messy, so I had a nice trim in January exposing my natural curls. But came CNY, and my stylist thought I should welcome the festive season with a new look. So there I went again, cutting shorter and shorter.

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This time, my crowning glory was given volume at the top using the Japanese Root Lift Perm, followed by Cold Perm for the body, lending a touch of maturity to this short style. I would say, distinctly more womanly.
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Azerai Celebrates Debut of Second Hotel in Vietnam

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An historic 122-room boutique hotel on the south bank of the fabled Perfume River in the one-time imperial capital of Vietnam officially observed its emergence as Azerai La Residence, Hue, the second hotel in a new group formed by hotelier Adrian Zecha.

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Concurrent with the hotel’s rebranding is the conclusion of work on the second phase of the most extensive renovation in its recent, 14-year history. All 73 superior and deluxe rooms in the hotel’s west wing were stripped and redesigned with an understated aesthetic that affirms Azerai’s devotion to simplicity and elegance.

Its expanded and completely renovated spa now features six treatment rooms (four singles and two doubles), each with a dressing area, vanity and shower. Separate wet areas for men and women offer steam, sauna and ice fountains. The spa’s menu of massages, therapies and scrubs draws from both Eastern and Western traditions.
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Hochste Timepiece Featuring the Five Elements of Feng Shui

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Feng shui ( 風水 ) is a Chinese Geomancy practice originating from China. The belief discusses architecture in terms of invisible forces that bind the universe, earth and humanity together known as Qi(氣 ), which plays a vital role.

The 5 Feng Shui Elements — Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water — is fundamental to the study of Geomancy, bringing balance and harmony into your life.

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With each element represented by a colour and symbolizes a universal value, here is an unpretentious timepiece that takes you through your day whether it is work or play.

Erfolg in German, SUCCESS by Hochste Timepiece is the FIRE element in their newly launched series of 5 elements collection by their German designer, Milfred Hauser. With its modest price tag, this is a watch that is worth a second look. Read on, for an attractive 20% discount just for followers of Luxury Haven, plus FREE Shipping Worldwide!
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Hockhua CNY Abalone Winter Melon Ring Video by Share Food

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Ring in the festive cheer and indulge in a epicurean feast with your loved ones this Chinese New Year! Treat your family and friends with this Abundance Abalone Winter Melon Ring, filled with premium ingredients such as Dried Scallops, Goji Berries and Japanese Enoki Mushrooms.

Simmered to perfection in a rich and addictive Australian Abalone sauce, check out our latest cooking video tutorial that will surely leave you drooling for more!
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Lunar New Year Hong Bao Giveaway Winners at Luxury Haven!

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Happy CNY, folks! Have you have been feasting lots during this Lunar New Year! For those who are still single, bet you have been busy collecting heaps of Ang Pows. Wish I were young and single ………

Well in this Year of the Pig, I decided to do something different and hosted a Hong Bao Draw open to all worldwide. I have amassed quite a bit of stunning Red Packets, and wanted to share with you guys, and I am glad I did! Honestly, I am pleasantly surprised at the turnout with lots of participants coming from Malaysia, and far away countries like Canada, United States, and even Russia. So happy to have hosted this CNY Hong Bao Giveaway!

While quite a handful of participants had stated their choice of Ang Pow Sets they prefer, many did not. Hence, I will be selecting for them randomly from the remaining ones. Come, let’s find out who the 12 lucky ones are!
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Easy and Simple Steps for a Healthier Lifestyle

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Introduction
There are a lot of ways to be healthy. But the first step still needs to come from us. We need to have the will to do it. We all have our own excuses, but in the end, we are all responsible for the choices we make. Regardless of our gender, age, or status in life, we must do our very best to take care of ourselves. Here are a few and simple steps for a healthier you.

Stay Hydrated
There are a lot of health benefits that we can get just by drinking enough water. Two gallons of water will keep us hydrated throughout the day. It is said that staying hydrated helps us maximize physical performance. Drinking a glass of water after waking up will compensate for what was lost during your sleep. And drinking a glass of water before meals will also help us eat less as this will make us feel full. But keep in mind, we need to avoid consuming fluids or even solid foods 2 or 3 hours before going to bed as this might interrupt the quality of our sleep.
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