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Showing posts with label Other Reads. Show all posts

True Colours Festival at the Singapore Indoor Stadium

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A major festival, the first of its kind in the region, will make its mark as a key highlight on Singapore’s 2018 event calendar.

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Performing Artistes Dazzle of Japan
True Colours Festival will take place from 22-25 March 2018 in Singapore. Up to 20 performing artistes/troupes from Japan, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore, plus guest artistes from the United Kingdom and Canada, will perform at a multimedia concert experience at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and at the accompanying True Colours Festival Village, a short walk from the concert venue.

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Australian Singer Tony Dee
This never-before festival will present some of the most talented performing artistes with disabilities in the Asia Pacific region. Apart from the indoor and outdoor activities, True Colours Festival includes a special event and another first, the Arts and Disabilities International Conference 2018. This one-and-a-half day event for professionals and practitioners in the field will feature a slate of talks, workshops and discussions with speakers from the UK, Australia, Canada, Cambodia and more.
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Top 10 Most Popular Posts with Highest Pageviews in 2017!

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Merry Christmas, guys! Trust you had an awesome celebration! It has been such an amazing journey for me to be able to share my thoughts and reviews at Luxury Haven, and I am so thankful for having you here with me.

As we usher in the New Year, we have rounded up Luxury Haven’s Top 10 Most Popular Posts in 2017 according to pageviews. Without looking at our list, can you guess which post topped the chart with the highest number of views? Is it a beauty post, recipe, shopping or travel?

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Transport Arrangements For New Year’s Eve At Sentosa!

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This New Year’s Eve, Sentosa - The State of Fun will be bustling with celebratory activities across the island’s hotels, dining establishments and attractions. The 11th edition of Singapore’s only beach countdown party – Siloso Beach Party 2017, will also be held from 6.00pm on 31 December 2017 to 6.00am on 1 January 2018.

As the volume of vehicular traffic is expected to be higher than usual, with limited parking lots available on the island, party revellers and guests visiting Sentosa are encouraged to enter the island by public transport and use Sentosa’s network of island transportation during this festive period.

Use Public Transport and Connect to Sentosa’s Island Transportation
Guests are advised to take the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) or public buses to HarbourFront MRT Station. From there, they can connect to the Sentosa Express monorail located on Level 3 of VivoCity (next to Food Republic) and alight at Beach Station. An Island Admission fee of $4.00 per person is applicable per person for guests entering the island via the Sentosa Express. Guests may also opt to tap and go with their EZLink cards. The Sentosa Express will operate from 7.00am on 31 December 2017 to 1.00am on 1 January 2018, after which the monorail will resume services at 6.30am on 1 January 2018.
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The Top 3 Popular Types Of Fish Finders In 2017

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There has been a wide variety of fish finders that have been introduced into the marketplace in 2017. All of them come in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Each fish finder serves its purpose as it is not a case of one size fits all. Finding the right fish finder will help you enjoy your fishing experience while at the same time helping you catch the fish you are looking for.

VMN's info on the best fish finders breaks down some of the important factors you need to consider to when you are searching for a fish finder. A fish finder should be both reliable and long-lasting. Before you decide on settling on one, it is essential to look at different features and the model which should help you meet your fishing goals.
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Luxury Haven Ranked No. 5 in Top 75 Luxury Lifestyle Blogs!

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A surprise email came on Nov 11, just a day after my birthday. A nice birthday gift indeed as Luxury Haven is now Ranked No.5 in Top 75 Luxury Lifestyle Blogs on the web, powered by Feedspot!

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Since I don’t like to participate in any Blog Awards etc, and I am rather ignorant when it comes to blog stats and SEO etc, I was naturally surprised and curious how Luxury Haven was selected. Seems that blogs were indexed using search and social metrics, and also ranked based on following criteria:
  • Google reputation and Google search ranking.
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
  • Quality and consistency of posts
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review.
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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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British Airways Flying with Confidence Course plus Tips!

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Did you know that 1 in 4 people have a fear of flying? Flying with Confidence is a course provided by British Airways that has helped over 45,000 people overcome their fears of flying. The course covers a range of topics including relaxation techniques and a flight simulation.

British Airways Captain Steve Allright, said: “It’s an amazing privilege to be a part of helping determined people to achieve their goals. It’s very special to be able to help bring families together and reunite them with their loved ones – just like Ronnie and Chantel. As professional pilots we love flying and want to share that with as many people as possible.”

The British Airways Flying with Confidence course has been running for more than 30 years and has successfully helped more than 50,000 people overcome their fear of flying.

The one-day course includes sessions with highly experienced British Airways pilots explaining the technical side of flying and common concerns such as turbulence, as well as expert advice from a clinical psychologist on relaxation techniques, and managing anxiety.

The courses run throughout the year in several airport locations across the UK and the rest of the world including; Heathrow, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, Johannesburg and Dubai. UK based courses include a chartered flight with a dedicated British Airways short-haul aircraft and crew.

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Watch, as British Airways Flying with Confidence course helps 73-year-old Ronnie Leach, who has suffered from a lifelong fear of flying, take to the skies for the first time ever!
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5 Tips To Selecting Best Cosmetics For Your Acne Prone Skin

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No matter what age you are, having acne prone skin can be a nuisance on so many levels. Acne can prohibit one from having healthy self-esteem or feeling good about themselves. Acne can be painful and embarrassing and having it on your face is the worst as it is highly noticeable. The truth is that often times those who have acne are unable to manage the problem which is why it festers and does not go away. Acne is formed by oil and dirt getting plugged into the pores, causing an infection, resulting in red bumps. It can be a nightmare no matter what age you are and therefore there are many products on the market that aim at clearing up acne prone skin. This article will provide some tips to selecting the best cosmetics for your acne prone skin.
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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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The Singaporean-Way!

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In Singapore, while we don't have to worry too much about food and living conditions, one thing we would agree on is that stress levels are skyrocketing. Year after year, we have news reports telling us what we already know – that we’re stressed ( or perhaps beyond stressed ).

That's not surprising, though.

As products of the Singaporean education system, we have been conditioned to deal with stress. ( Think quarterly exams, never-ending mountain of homework, CCA and so on. ) And it definitely doesn't get easier as we enter the workplace. Long hours, micro-managing bosses, unsatisfactory salaries; all these add to the stress that’s become part and parcel of life ( only we now get to coin it job stress ).

According to Dr Paul Chiam in a Health Plus piece, job stress and long hours can directly affect the heart and subject you to increased risk of heart disease. His article on job stress and heart disease says those who work 61 to 70 hours a week have a 42% higher likelihood of developing coronary heart disease.

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3 Ways To Access Beauty Tips In 2017

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Are you one of those people who is always looking for the best tips to enhance your natural beauty? Whether it’s about the latest makeup craze or the newest superfood in the market, there is always plenty of new and exciting news about the beauty industry.

In the past, people have always relied on media such as television and magazines to know more about how to make themselves more beautiful. There are shows on TV solely dedicated to know about the latest fashion and beauty trends. And before the Internet became so popular, there were hundreds, even thousands of magazines published that were geared toward the beauty market.

Nowadays, you don’t need to turn on your TV or buy the latest issue of a magazine to get advice on beauty. Here are 3 other sources you can tap into when you’re looking for an answer to your beauty question:
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Malaysia Tourism: 8 Must-Go Sightseeing Spots in Ipoh City

( Visit Perak 2017: 4D3N )

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Discover Ipoh's ( 怡保 ) old world charm and hot spots as Luxury Haven went on a mission on Firefly, from Singapore to Perak ( 霹雳 ) in Malaysia ( 马来西亚 ) to unearth the treasures of Ipoh. The endearing city has got a lot more to offer other than just Sar Hor Fun and Coffee. With just 1.5 hours flight from Singapore, Perak makes a wonderful weekend getaway with family and friends.

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Our first stop was to Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan, a state government building to meet with Y.B. Dato' Nolee Ashilin Dato' Mohammed Radzi, Perak State Executive Councillor for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Communications and Multimedia. It was indeed a pleasure joining other Malaysian magazine editors and couple of other bloggers from Kuala Lumpur for the Visit Perak 2017 event.

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I am not exactly sure what the official dress code for visitors to parliaments and government buildings in Malaysia is, but I was advised by the organizer to use a Batik to wrap around my short dress. Thanks to the two Malaysian editors who helped me with the wrapping! What do you think of this fashion?

IPOH’S TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

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Ipoh is the capital city of Perak, a place of rich history, heritage, culture and folklore. The city, listed as one of the best Asian destinations to visit in 2016, is surrounded by limestone hills which can be found around suburban areas to the northeast, east and southeast. If you plan to visit the awaken city, be sure to put on a good pair of walking shoes and follow the Ipoh Heritage Trail………..
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DisneySea Shopping: ShellieMay, the Disney Bear ( シェリーメイ )

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Do you know who ShellieMay ( シェリーメイ ) is? Well, #ShellieMay the Disney Bear is a Disney character found in Tokyo DisneySea and only couple of other Disneyland theme parks worldwide!

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ShellieMay has a lovely shade of pink, and has a pair of sparkling blue eyes. I love my ShellieMay bag, bought during my recent trip to Tokyo DisneySea. I was told it is the iconic item there and it is a must-by, and I did! Never mind my age, you are only young once!

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Louis Vuitton or Disney Bear? I mentioned I traded my LV for ShellieMay in my last DisneySea post, and yes, I chucked my LV backpack into my cargo bag and carried my new plush toy throughout my entire stay in Tokyo!
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Asakusa Nakamise and Sensoji, Must-Visit Places in Tokyo!

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Traditional snacks, local food and souvenirs, find them all at Asakusa Nakamise! Temple visitors to the Sensoji ( 浅草寺 ) aka Asakusa Kannon Temple will also get to enjoy Nakamise, a shopping street that is filled with tasty lovely treats.

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Asakusa ( 浅草 ) is definitely one of the must-visit attractions in Tokyo, and it is easily explored by foot. The area is easily spotted with their huge red lanterns through the famous Kaminarimon ( Kaminari Gate ) leading to the Sensoji Temple, which is also known as Thunder Gate ( 雷門 ).

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Upon entering these gates, you may find the Asakusa Nakamise Shopping Street with more than 50 shops stretches over 250 meters from Kaminarimon to the main grounds of Sensoji Temple. Here, you will find typical Japanese souvenirs such as Yukata ( 浴衣 ), handkerchiefs and local snacks like Senbei rice crackers ( 煎餅 ). This is one of the best places in Tokyo to buy souvenirs home.
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Beware of Apple Store Phishing Emails and How to Identify!

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I am sure all of us have received spam emails at one point or another, but do we really know how to handle them to avoid being spammed? Should you be clicking on the links? How do you identify if it is a phishing email?

Phishing emails are scams that trick receivers into giving out personal information such as your passwords, bank account and credit card numbers. These senders often disguise themselves as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication such as this recent one that I had received from Apple Store.

In this post, I shall relate my recent encounter and discuss how we can tackle phishing emails to avoid falling into scammers’ traps.
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Western Australia’s Swan Valley Unearthed In Singapore

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A Showcase of Extraordinary Food and Wine
from Western Australia’s Oldest Wine Region
The rich and bountiful plethora of gourmet products and produce from the Swan Valley in Western Australia were recently unveiled at a cocktail reception at ME@OUE hosted by Mayor Mick Wainright and Chief Executive Officer Mike Foley from the City of Swan.

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Featured Food in Swan Valley:
Morish Nuts, La Boutique Lavender Lollies, The House of Honey
Over 100 guests from the travel trade, media and food import sector had an enjoyable time tasting products specially brought in from the Swan Valley such as olive oil, dukkah, jams, lavender products, finger and seedless grapes, honey, nuts, nougat, spirits and wines. Swan Valley Humane Food Ambassador Caroline Taylor conducted a cooking demonstration using products from the region while Singapore’s own wine specialist and consultant, Lim Hwee Peng provided an insight into the wines of the Swan Valley.
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Avoid These Ten Mistakes For a Successful Property Investment

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When it comes to investing in Singapore, you can never ignore the property sector. Land ownership is arguably the most ancient expression of wealth. Currently, the human population is exponentially increasing while the land is in a relatively limited supply in Singapore. As you would guess, any market that has significantly higher demand than supply is likely to experience price inflation. In many ways, Singapore is an extreme example where land outweighs the supply. Unfortunately, this scenario may give a false impression that you can never go wrong by investing in property. Perhaps this is why real estate investment has become the most preferred retirement asset for most Singaporeans.

Property investment is an excellent way to generate a healthy passive income, but only if you know what you are doing. Otherwise, it can be a precarious market characterized by lots of difficulties here and there. However, with the right guide and a good idea of your marketplace, you might be well on your path to becoming a successful property investor. So today in this particular post, we want to explain to you in fine detail, some of the most common mistakes that you should avoid even as you aim to build a proper portfolio. Read on and get to know!
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Year of the Rooster: Celebrate Love & Prosperity at Sentosa

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Usher in the Lunar New Year and celebrate love this springtime with your family, friends and loved ones at Sentosa! The State of Fun welcomes guests with Love in Springtime ( 爱在春季 ) - a series of exciting festivities, auspicious promotions, and fun activities from 21 January to 26 February, including FREE island admission and cable car rides for guests born in the Year of the Rooster!

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Love in Springtime brings together two of the biggest occasions in Chinese and Western cultures – Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day. Areas including Palawan Green, Merlion Plaza and Beach Plaza will turn into a festive playground of lights, entertainment and activities for everyone, with a captivating showcase of 12 Zodiac lanterns at Palawan Green, each stylised to tell heart-warming love stories.

The highlights also include Merlion Magic Lights! as well as a concert beside the beach on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year, featuring well-known folk songs by active members from the 1980s local music scene.

That’s not all! Special promotions from Festive Bundles (福袋) to lucky draws for Mastercard cardholders are in store for guests of all ages, including families and children!

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“Love in Springtime celebrates togetherness, love, and wishes for a bountiful year – ideals that transcend cultures. Our line-up of activities offers both traditional and unconventional options for those seeking a fun-filled spring celebration of love. The festivities provide great opportunities for families and friends to come together and celebrate in The State of Fun. As we march into the year of the Rooster, we wish our guests a year of luck, prosperity and good health,” said Ms Agatha Yap, Director of Sales & Marketing at Sentosa Development Corporation.
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IN:FUSE Event by JETRO at CulinaryOn Cooking Studio

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As part of continued efforts to promote safe and healthy Japanese food for export, the Japan External Trade Organization ( JETRO ) organized a one-day showcase of Japanese ingredients at CulinaryOn Cooking Studio recently.

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CulinaryOn Brand Chef Giuseppe D’Angelo


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Summer Palace Executive Chef Liu Ching Hai
IN:FUSE saw participation by 10 Japanese food suppliers from different Japanese prefectures, who are looking to explore partnerships in Singapore. The event featured renowned chefs Liu Ching Hai, Executive Chef of Summer Palace and Giuseppe D’Angelo, brand chef of CulinaryOn, whipping up delectable creations that will fuse Japanese ingredients into their traditional style of cooking.
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