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Showing posts with label Other Reads. Show all posts

Instagram: Visit Canberra Event, Collagen Paris, LumiSpa

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Hey Sunshine, this is a scheduled post as I am still in Indonesia the entire week checking out one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Well, here is a roundup of my recent Instagram stories for your reading pleasure:

Visit Canberra Event – Do you know that Canberra is the No. 3 City to Visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018? Wines, gourmet, hot-air balloon are just some of the stuff I would love to do there!

Unboxing my Collagen Lift Paris – Attended their event at EHA Skincare recently. Collagen Lift Paris unique formula contains Collagen I, Mediterranean Seaweed and Vitamin C, while their Red Carpet comes with the powerful Hyaluronic Acid.
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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 The Blogger Navbar had disappeared; all my blog tabs had been replaced by the hacker’s website tabs which means that whatever I click on, it will be directed to their site ( see Tabs above Hacker's website image ).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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Ganglion Cyst Removal Surgery or Simply Needle Aspiration

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A Ganglion Cyst is a bump on top of a joint or the covering of a tendon. The swelling may feel hard and firm, but it is just a jelly-like fluid inside the cyst.

More common among women, Ganglion Cysts generally occur on the back of the hand or they can also grow on the palm side of the wrist. To date, the cause of these cysts is still unknown.

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For those following me on Facebook, you would have known that I had a surgery recently to remove my Ganglion Cyst. It popped out of nowhere at the back my hand early last year, and had me real worried. It got painful as time went by, and I decided to seek medical help.

I have received several messages from parties who have also developed the cyst and interested to know about my condition and treatments etc. This prompted me to share my personal experience and journey with those who may need more information.
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Luxury Haven, Top 30 Singapore Lifestyle Bloggers to Follow in 2018!

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Luxury Haven has done it again! Last November, Luxury Haven was Ranked No. 5 in Top 75 Luxury Lifestyle Blogs on the internet, and we have just received news that we are also in the Top 30 Singapore Lifestyle Bloggers and Websites To Follow in 2018!

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Once again, these blogs are ranked based on following criteria by Feedspot:
  • 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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7 Best Islands For a Honeymoon

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America, Asia or Africa ... it seems that such romantic, secluded and bright islands for the honeymoon are scattered all over the world map. Let’s check the best of them!

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It looks like a real uninhabited island, on which lived Robinson Crusoe. The first thing you want to do when you get there is to go in search of pirate treasures - it is not so little for such a beautiful place as the island of Tobacco-Reef, a part of Belize. All the most important is hidden in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea sparkling in the sun. So it's worth, at least, to grab equipment for snorkeling. A walk along the coast of this atoll takes just a few minutes, but the magnificent barrier coral reef, a local attraction, stretches far beyond visibility, as it is part of the world's second largest barrier reef. Surely it is one of the best islands for a honeymoon.
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Legoland Malaysia Resort Welcomes Sea Life Malaysia!

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LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort officially announced the development of a brand new attraction at the resort, SEA LIFE Malaysia, which is scheduled to open in Q4 2018. Occupying 2,123m2 of land space, the two-storey aquarium will be located next to existing ventures of Merlin Entertainments, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Theme Park, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Water Park, and LEGOLAND® Malaysia Hotel.

SEA LIFE is the world’s biggest aquarium brand with more than 50 attractions worldwide. The SEA LIFE experience focuses on a voyage to the depths of the oceans, and exhibits are designed with children in mind. SEA LIFE Malaysia will have more than 25 display tanks in 11 habitat zones, featuring thousands of sea creatures.

“We are very excited to welcome SEA LIFE to LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort, the top family destination in Asia. Children will get to interact with the sea creatures up-close, and learn about their natural habitats. It is the first family resort in Malaysia to offer interactive and educational marine life experience,” said Kurt Stocks, General Manager at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort.
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List Your Skills and Services at Deal’n, Start Earning $$$!

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Are you a single mother, ex-offenders, or senior citizens in search of ways to earn some pocket money or even earn a living? Or are you always on the look-out for new platforms to showcase your skills? How about transforming your talents and skills into a traded currency?

If you have a niche in baking, cooking, sewing, craftsmanship, graphic designing, photography, or whatever you think you are good at, join the community at Deal’n eStore, a new platform for people to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle, or to earn some quick bucks.

Who Is Deal’n?
Selected as one of the best 200 start-ups worldwide to participate at the Web Summit 2016 in Lisbon, as well as one of the best start-ups locally in TechInAsia Singapore and Indonesia, Deal’n is an eCommerce, a social impact platform offering practical solutions and opportunities to people, and introducing individual social responsibilities through digitalization of barter trade, skills and currency.

Also invited in 2017 to participate as BETA as a successful start-up, Deal’n was one of the best 200 ASEAN start-ups at Rise in Hong Kong 2017, and again invited this year as a successful start-up in 2018. Its aim is to create job opportunities for anyone especially the vulnerable members of their community. Deal'n Estore is a place where you can earn an income by using your skills, talents, expertise based on your own capabilities and abilities in the comfort of your own home!
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Singapore Tourist Spot: Haw Par Villa Ten Courts of Hell

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Back in old days, Singapore parents love taking their kids to one of Singapore’s oldest tourist attractions – the Haw Par Villa ( 虎豹別墅 ). Located along Pasir Panjang Road, the bizarre theme park was built in 1937 by the developers of Tiger Balm as a venue for teaching traditional Chinese values.

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Not sure what’s with the old folks those days, but they seemed to enjoy “scaring” their children by telling them horror stories of the famous Ten Courts of Hell ( 十殿阎罗 ), and if that is not enough, they would bring them there to witness the different levels of torture.

Our parents’ intentions were nothing bad of course. These exhibits are meant to educate visitors about the values and beliefs that were highly regarded in Chinese culture such as filial piety, resisting temptation and evil-doing, loyalty and fidelity etc. The idea worked, at least for me, as gruesome images of the Ten Courts of Hell still flash vividly in my mind till to date, often reminding me not to be bad.

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For those who haven't heard, the Ten Courts of Hell are each ruled by a judge collectively known as the Ten Yama Kings with each court dealing with different punishments.

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Along with two other friends whom I have known for over 30 years, we rekindled our childhood memories as we revisited the old Tiger Balm Garden. Let the pictures speak for themselves at Haw Par Villa!
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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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