Ginger Flower Buds Remedy for Arthritis ( 姜花治关节炎 )

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Used in Malay cuisine, Ginger Flower Bud aka Torch Ginger Flower ( 姜花 ) is part of the ginger family and is high in antioxidants and loaded with anti-bacterial and anti-cancer properties. More importantly, its anti-inflammatory properties can help treat Arthritis ( 关节炎 ).

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The remedy was given to me recently by a trusted source mainly to address the issue of Arthritis. When cut, this pretty pink edible flower bud releases an aromatic fragrance and you will love the scent even more when you put it into the water to boil.

As the Chinese saying goes “ 姜越老越辣 “ - literally translating into “ The Older The Ginger, The Spicer It Is “, meaning The Elders Know Better. I have not seen nor heard of this flower but after speaking with my 89-year-old mom, she said it is popularly known as Rojak Flower. The wise old lady went on to explain that the bud is usually sliced thinly to be used in salads such as the traditional Rojak, and it is easily available in Tekka Market.

Thanks to my Malaysian neighbour who uses the flower buds in her cooking, she told me where I could find them near our home. Also called Bunga Kantan in Malaysia, the buds are used to zest up curries or the famous Penang Assam Laksa.
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Carrot Potage with Prosciutto-Wrapped Breadsticks Recipe

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Carrots are rich in beta-carotene which is known to protect our lungs against toxins that are linked to lung cancer. Carrots are also known to promote good eye-sight, but how do you know that these orangey root vegetables are good for your eyesight? Well, have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses? LOL!

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This homemade hearty Carrot Potage simmered in a chicken stock is sweet, creamy and extremely nutritious. Turn this comfort soup into a classy dish by pairing it with Prosciutto-Wrapped Breadsticks. You will find Grissinis aka Breadsticks in almost every restaurant in Italy, and they make great appetizers especially with the Italian dry-cured ham.
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Osaka Premium Outlet Shopping at Rinku Town ( りんくうタウン )

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Ready for some last minute shopping en route Kansai International Airport? If shopping for discounted designer labels is a must-do in your travels, make Rinku Premium Outlets ( りんくうプレミアム・アウトレット ) either your first or last stop in Osaka!

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Located just one station from Kansai International Airport is Rinku Town ( りんくうタウン ), which houses an 85m-tall Ferris Wheel, beachside park and the Rinku Premium Outlets.

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With discounts as much as 70% off designer brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, wouldn't you go gaga? The premium outlet even has lockers for your luggage, but if your baggage is larger than the locker size, you can leave it at Information Center for 800 JPY with some conditions.
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Stuffed Chicken Breast with Parma Ham in Just Few Easy Steps!

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These delicious Chicken Rolls with Feta Cheese are wrapped in Parma Ham and pan-fried till fragrant. Best part, they only require minimal ingredients, and are ready in just few easy steps.

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What you get in this recipe is tender Chicken Breast Fillets stuffed with chunky pieces of delicious Lemnos Feta Cheese.

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Paired with the Maille Whole Grain Dijon Mustard, these Stuffed Chicken Breast with Parma Ham taste amazing! Let’s get rolling, shall we?
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Super Japan Fest 2018 at Millenia Walk! Catch Pikachu Parade!

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Konnichiwa! Love Japan? Millenia Walk calls out to lovers of Japan! Presenting the FIRST ever indoor carnival SUPER JAPAN FEST 2018, join us for a fun-filled weekend of entertainment, games, and activities. Get your adrenaline pumping with sensational performances by renowned Japanese performers specially flown in from Japan and partake in an eclectic mix of carnival and arcade games because… you’re gonna have #soMATCHAfun and definitely, #UDONwannamissout!

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CATCH THE PIKACHU PARADE AND EXCLUSIVE ACTS FROM JAPAN
Something Kawaii is coming your way! Watch 6 adorable life-sized dancing Pikachus from Pikachu Parade scoot by with their cute waddle. Catch ‘em all for exclusive meet and greet and photo opportunities!

With festivals, it’s never complete without rousing entertainment that sets the crowd on cheers. Revel in an intriguing line-up of entertainment that includes Tambourine Master Gonzo (left), semi-finalist from Asia’s Got Talent 2015, with his humourous choreographed dances; Comedic Magician Akira Kimura (right) who was awarded with the Golden Buzzer in Asia’s Got Talent 2017. Stay tuned for photo opportunities with the both of them on stage!
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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Luxury Summer Esthetic Beauty Package!

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo launches “ Luxury Summer Esthetic Beauty Package - The Club Stay “, targeting female guests with body treatment services provided by the Carju Rajah Esthetic Salon located on the eighth floor of the South Tower, and accommodations on the club floor Premier Grand guest rooms. As a special feature of this plan, a complimentary gift of L’Occitane amenity goods will be presented to guests. Guests will also have access to the relaxing space of the 45th floor Premier Grand Club Lounge with panoramic views from 160 meters above ground to unwind while enjoying various beverages.

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Their Premier Grand guest rooms are facilitated with special amenities including Antonietti bed sheeting from Italy, famous Imabari Japanese towels, L’Occitane amenity items, Bluetooth capable BOSE speakers, and others premium items. The sharply designed spaces of the Premier Grand Club Lounge are complemented by a special concierge service exclusively for Club Floor guests. The spacious 535 square meters Club Lounge boasts of panoramic views from 160 meters above ground and offers guests a relaxing space to unwind where they can enjoy various beverages and foods between 7A.M. to 10P.M
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My Blog Has Been Hacked! What Should I Do? Lesson Learnt

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Having your blog hacked is probably one of the most upsetting experiences, and is certainly terrifying especially if you are not savvy in html codes etc.

Luxury Haven runs on Blogger platform since 2009 and that fateful day, I almost suffered a heart attack. When I woke up in the morning to check my blog, I was puzzled to find an unfamiliar background at Luxury Haven. Initial thought was perhaps my Leaderboard ad has malware, but I knew something had gone terribly wrong when I failed to access my blog settings. The Blogger Navbar had disappeared; all my blog tabs had been replaced by the hacker’s website tabs which means that whatever I click on, it will be directed to their site ( see Tabs above Hacker's website image ). That’s when I started to panicked.

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In distress, I posted in Facebook and Blogger Forum asking for help as I just couldn’t think properly. Many shared my concern and gave several suggestions. Unfortunately, most were only familiar with Wordpress and sadly to my surprise, I also could not get any helpful answers from Blogger Forum. One Blogger expert in the forum replied me saying it is impossible for Blogger to get hacked unlike Wordpress. It seemed that it is very rare for Blogger to get hacked as compared to Wordpress. So I was stuck!

So influencers, what should you do if your blog has been hacked? In this post, I shall be sharing my recent horrifying experience and hope you guys can gain some insights from it.
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EHA Skincare Offers 10% Discount Online with Free Delivery!

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Hey beauty junkies, I know quite a handful of you have been visiting EHA Skincare and getting your readers’ discount for their facial services and treatments, plus purchasing their skincare products. You will be pleased to know that followers of Luxury Haven will now get 10% off EHA Skincare products both Online and In-Store!

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No more lugging your purchases around in town! EHA Skincare will deliver them FREE for you anywhere in Singapore with no minimum purchase!
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5 Healthy Ways to Care for Your Skin in Florida

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Skin is the largest organ in the body and is made up of cells. It is also the exterior part of our body and serves as a shield that protects the body from harm. Therefore, it only makes sense to exert our best efforts in taking care of our skin. There are many ways to nourish our skin and maintain its health. There may be unavoidable instances where the skin gets injured, but that doesn't mean that the damage cannot be reversed. Here are five healthy ways on how you can care for your skin in Florida:

1. Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking water is possibly the easiest way to take good care of your skin. Cells need adequate water to function correctly. If you are not drinking enough water especially on a hot day, you will notice dryness, tightness, and flakiness. If not addressed immediately, the skin becomes less resilient and starts to wrinkle. The typical advice is to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. However, this is highly subjective depending on a person's health and overall lifestyle.
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Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 Giveaway Winners!

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Sold exclusively in clinics only, and widely used by dermatologist, plastic surgeons and general practitioners, Heliocare Purewhite Radiance demonstrates improvement in skin moisturization, skin brightness, skin elasticity and reduces water loss through our skin.

Now, 2 readers of Luxury Haven is going to walk away with a bottle of Purewhite Radiance Max 240 Worth SGD 148 each, proudly sponsored by NeoAsia!
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Coconut Soup with Chicken and Goji Berries Recipe ( 清甜椰子鸡汤 )

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This healthy Coconut Soup was inspired after a trip to Yeh Ting ( 椰庭 ), a Chinese restaurant specializing in Hainanese cuisine. Their signature dish is the Coconut with Chicken Soup Pot using fresh coconut water and coconut meat.

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The broth has a mild sweet flavour and is extremely refreshing unlike the usual Steamboat, which makes you keep wanting to drink more. Hence, I came up with my very own version of Coconut Soup with Chicken and Goji Berries Recipe ( 清甜椰子鸡汤 ) which requires only 3 ingredients. Try cooking it and see if you like it as much!
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How to Prep Your Skin for Long-Haul Flight + Beauty Giveaway!

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Long haul flight leaves you dehydrated and weary, regardless of you flying the Economy, Business or even First Class. Trust me, the air up there will take a toll on your skin.

It is important to travel with a well-cleansed skin and avoid wearing makeup if possible. Take the minimalist approach particularly on long haul or overnight flight. Makeup holds onto dirt and certain foundation and powder can dehydrate your skin even more. The key is: Let Your Skin Breathe.

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If you wanna know the condition of your skin, beauty brands like SK-II has this special device that can analyze the 5 dimensions of your skin health such as Radiance Enhancement, Texture Refinement, Firmess Power, Spot Control and Wrinkle Resilience. The Magic Ring Test is complimentary and you could pop by any SK-II counters to request for this test to check your skin age. The last I did mine was in 2016 at the age of 51, and I was pleased to learn that my skin age was just 35 years old! I did another one in April this year, and was equally surprised that my skin is maintaining well without the use of any botox or fillers. 38-year-old skin age for a 53? Not a bad score, isn’t it?

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I scored almost perfect in all 5 dimensions, except for Texture Refinement which is at 83%. I am glad that I am doing good especially in maintaining my Spot Control with my regular laser for pigmentation at EHA Clinic.

So if you wanna have good skin like mine, follow these skincare tips on How to Prep Your Skin for Long-Haul Flight on my recent night flight to Tokyo! At the end of the post, you can also join our latest giveaway to Win Yourself A Bottle of Beauty Supplements Worth $148!
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OWNDAYS Clear Vision Soft Contact Lens In Singapore Now!

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83 per cent of young Singaporean adults are eyewear users and this is set to increase given the advent of technology permeating Singaporeans’ everyday lives. Over the years, OWNDAYS’ outlet expansions is a testament to the growing demand of eyewear from Singaporeans, with their customer base increasing by 18.4% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018. With the high demand for quality eyewear and contact lens in Singapore, together with its goal of bringing vision to the world, OWNDAYS is launching its first ever in-house contact lens brand – OWNDAYS Clear Vision exclusively in Singapore this June.
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Kani Doraku Dotombori Honten Snow Crab Feast ( かに道楽 )

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Foodies heading to Osaka will not miss this huge crab signage along the famous Dotomburi Street. In fact, there are couple of them spotted during our last trip there.

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Kani Doraku ( かに道楽 ) is one of the most iconic restaurants in Osaka. With outlets all over Japan, Kani Doraku serves various types of crustacean such as King Crabs, Snow Crabs and Rock Crabs.

There are a wide assortment of crab dishes, but I strongly recommend you to take the lunch / dinner courses which start from a reasonable 2,500 Yen/person ( approx USD 23/pax ) instead of going Ala Carte, as courses are more pocket-friendly and you can savour the different types of cooking style.

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Well, my family picked the Sumire ( すみれ ) Course at 4,200 Yen/person. Let the food shots speak for themselves!
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School Holiday Activities at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort!

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In celebration of this year’s school holiday and the Hari Raya celebrations, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort has once again geared up to treat guests to an awesome summer break with an exciting line-up of activities.

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Among these activities, the highly acclaimed The Great LEGO Race Virtual Reality (VR) roller coaster is undoubtedly a must-try for every visitor. The world’s first LEGO roller coaster sees colourful LEGO® Minifigures Trendsetter, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Wizard and Pirate Captain come to life and race against one another on the tracks. Wearing the VR headset, guests will experience the action from every direction – up, down, forward, backward and all points in between – in a spectacular environment completely made of LEGO® bricks.

The fun continues with a truly festive celebration of Hari Raya at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort. To bring out the real essence of this holiday season, the resort is also offering a wide range of activities in conjunction with the ethnic Malay’s New Year celebrations.
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