Food & Beverage

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sweeten your Christmas celebration with Crowne Plaza Yule Log Cakes

Indulge the luxuriously sweet Christmas yule log cakes with Crowne Plaza Changi Airport in this December.

The Manjari Chocolate & Caramel Chestnut Yule Log Cake ($68+) is a rich, moist and incredibly decadent chocolate cake rolled up around a luscious and creamy caramel chestnut filling, and artfully crafted to resemble a log from an enchanted forest and garnished with seasonal decorations.

Bring a splash of festive colour to your Christmas table with the Red Velvet Yule Log with Wild Morello Cherries in Kirsch ($68+), which tastes absolutely divine and luxurious with the addition of delicious kirsch-soaked cherries and covered with rich cream cheese frosting.

To place an order for our Yuletide Takeaways, visit Lobby Lounge (1 - 25 December 2016), call +65 6823 5367, fax your order to +65 6823 5301 or email Three working days will be required to prepare each order.

Last collection date for all Yuletide Takeaways is on 26 December 2016.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

15 highlight activities to Play, Eat and See with your Family and Friends at Christmas Wonderland 2016

Christmas Wonderland returns Singapore with more fun and spectacular this year at the Gardens by the Bay in this festive season. Double up the lively event grounds compared to last year, Christmas Wonderland 2016 will brings you into a magnificent magical forest of Christmas trees, featuring a series of new attractions and activities for you to have an enjoyable and memorable moments with your family or friends in this joyful December.

A fun-filled weekdays and weekends, the Christmas Wonderland event is suitable for all ages. Without further ado, let’s check out the 15 MUST-visit highlights activities at the Christmas Wonderland 2016:

1. Luminarie – Sculptures of Light
The Italian Luminarie by Namaste Europa SA are magnificent sculptures of light handmade by skilled craftsmen using white wood from the south of Italy. This year’s design is based on the 17th and 18th century Baroque architecture.

2. Glass House by Harry's
A two-storey Glass House will feature an immersive dining experience by Harry’s. Diners can enjoy a festive meal while taking in the beautiful sights of the Spalliera Castel del Monte,majestic Supertrees and the Festive Market.

3. Hi-5 Funtastic House
Making its debut in Singapore, little ones can now immerse themselves in the ultimate Hi-5 experience. Fans of the Australian group can look forward to a host of fun activities in three distinct areas within the Hi-5 Funtastic House.

4. Visit the Brilliant Ice Palace
Visitors can look forward to an up-sized Ice Palace with more activities! Key highlights include a 400 sqm Ice Skating rink, an all-new Ice Slide and a 96 sqm Snow Playground (double the size of last year’s).

5. PAUL in Christmas ambiances
Delights your favourite dessert at PAUL restaurant located in the Ice Palace.

 6. Ice Slide
This Attraction is for all patrons. Patrons of height 0.9m and below must be accompanied by an adult. Both must have a valid ticket to enjoy the Attraction.
Tickets are sold on event grounds only.

7. Ice Skating Rink
This Attraction is for patrons aged 4 and above. Children who are of height 0.9m and below must be accompanied in the Ice Skating Rink by a parent/guardian at all times. The parent/guardian must purchase a separate ticket for entry to the Ice Skating Rink. It cost at S$18.00 per child/adult, for one 45-minute session (includes rental of ice skates).

8. Snow Playground for your lovely kids
Snow Playground – S$16.00 per child, for one 20-minute session (includes rental of snow boots) This Attraction is only for children between 2-12 years of age.

9. Carnival Rides Experience
A memorable experience for little ones and those young at heart! Rides start from $6.

10. Santa Cottage
Get lost in the Magical Forest as you meander your way past more than 100 Christmas trees (up to 4m tall) and look for Santa’s Cottage to meet Santa! Take a photo with him and bring home an exclusive Christmas Wonderland memento from $20.

11. Carnival Games at The Fairground 
Test your skills at some good old fashioned carnival games and win fun prizes!

12. Explore Gardens by the Bay via Christmas Train
Hop on the Christmas Train to explore the magical Christmas Wonderland in this December at the Gardens by the Bay.

13. Festive Market
Visitors can shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and savour the amazing dining options atany of the 27 unique food and craft outlets at the European-style Festive Market.

14. Spalliera Castel del Monte
Featuring the largest Luminarie ever built in Southeast Asia, the Spalliera Castel del Monte is inspired by the 13th century castle in south east Italy - one of Italy’s most striking UNESCO site. At 19.8metre tall and 24metre wide, this year’s Spalliera is the highest ever. Revel in the wonder of ‘snow’ in the tropics with the daily Blizzard Time, set to enthral all ages.

15. Merry Medley floral display at Flower Dome
This year’s festive floral display will showcase well-loved poinsettias, amaryllis and Christmas roses alongside charming Yuletide scenes, while majestic conifer trees fill the air with their woody, evergreen scent.

The Christmas Wonderland will be opening from 2 December 2016 to 1 January 2017, from 3.30pm to 11pm daily. Unlike from the past 2 years, this year there will be an admission fee starting from $4, $6 and $8 into Christmas Wonderland.

Admission into Christmas Wonderland 2016:
$4 (2 to 8 December 2016)
$6 (9 to 15 December 2016)
$8 (16 December 2016 to 1 January 2017)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Usher Chinese New Year 2017 Fashion in style with ZALORA

As Chinese New Year approaches, it’s time to welcome 2017 and celebrate the year of the Rooster with a brand new look! With over 200 styles, ZALORA’s newly-launched Chinese New Year collection is set to embrace the modern romantics with its contemporary aesthetic featuring light, airy ruffles and flare sleeves.

Be fashion-ready for the upcoming Chinese New Year season with a touch of luck from this Crochet Lace Sheath Dress with its contrasting lace crochet embroidery against silky white underlay.

If pastel and soft tones are more of your thing, slip on this breezy Printed Wrap Maxi Dress that flatters any silhouette with its wrap design and V-neckline. Complete the festive look with glamorous gold strap heels and a clutch by Papilion Clutch with its shimmery finish to add sparkle to any outfit!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Get HOOQed on Singtel prepaid data plans to enhance your mobile experience

HOOQ is now available on Singtel. To celebrate its launch, Singtel is offering exciting prepaid data plan promotions designed to enhance customers’ mobile data experience.

As part of Singtel’s partnership with the video streaming service, Singtel prepaid customers who purchase any of the following eligible prepaid data plans will also be able to enjoy over 15,000 Filipino, Hindi and Tamil, and Indonesian movies and TV series:

  • 7-Day Value 1GB S$7 Data Plan
  • 30-Day Super 1GB S$10 Data Plan
  • 30-Day Super 3GB S$20 Data Plan
  • 30-Day Super 5GB S$30 Data Plan

Customers can purchase prepaid data plans via hi! Account (, *100# or *363 via Main Account Balance. More information on prepaid data plans and HOOQ can be found at

Singtel postpaid, broadband and TV customers can look forward to exclusive HOOQ deals on Singtel’s video portal, Cast, in the first quarter of 2017.

Eden Park officially launch in Singapore at Takashimaya Orchard

Eden Park, luxury French brand co-founded by French rugby legend Frank Mesnel found its way to our shores and made its debut appearance on 22 November in Takashimaya Men’s department store!

Parked among various international labels in Takashimaya offering similar range of shirts, polos and tees, Eden Park is definitely up against some serious competition. Having its rugby roots from one of its co-founders, Eden Park offers trendy apparel from sporty chic to smart casual for the discerning men.

Tracking the latest fashion trends is no longer the exclusive traits of ladies coz guys have grown "vain" and mindful of their sense of style over the years. Muted colours and designs no longer dominate the men's wardrobe! With this fact, Eden Park’s iconic "Pink Bow" logo and its bright pastel coloured collection is all set to add some colour into the modern men's wardrobe and bring them out of their "colour safety zone"!

Anyone game to add some colours into your life? Cheers!

Eden Park Location Address:
Takashimaya Men’s Department @ Level 3
391A Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238873

About Eden Park
Eden Park is a French clothing brand created in 1987 by Franck Mesnel and his teammates, and it is the proud formal wear supplier to 5 successful European teams: England, Wales, Ireland, Italy and France.

The brand is always offering very comfortable articles, with a kind subtlety in the details which shades into elegance. This love of details has always been one of the Eden Park’s key characteristics, with its combination of nonchalance, boldness and discrepancy, right down into the smallest finishing, and for nearly 30 years has made it an unparalleled brand in the world of trendy chic. The appropriation of the sportswear touch, with jackets very prominent, can be seen right across the collection, with a multitude of details.

Eden Park has 395 French sales outlets and a presence in 90 outlets around the world including Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Switzerland and Dubai. In the UK, there is one wholly owned shop, as well as four franchises and 11 independent concessions.

Guest writer: Wilfred Lam

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Insightful Japanese Pop Culture at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016

Anime Festival Asia (AFA) returns Singapore with more spectacular and insightful of Japanese Pop Culture and Anime exhibition located at the Suntec City Level 3 and 4 @ Convention Hall from 25th to 27th November 2016.

Into the 9th years of Anime Festival Asia in Singapore, this year event featured over 130 Exhibitors with 200 booths of exclusive merchandise, content, showcases. Visitors can look forward to a lively weekends with several of line-up action packed programme, including of experience the interactive zones as well as photo opportunity with your favourite Cosplayers and Japanese artistes. Let’s check out some of the highlights I have picked at this year AFA 2016 event:

Cosplayers at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016
Look out for the passionate Cosplayers with fashionista costumes and grab your photography opportunity with them at the Suntec City level 3 and 4.

Purchase exclusive merchandise from Japan
Fans and collectors can purchase the original merchandise direct from Japan, including merchandise exclusive to the festival, will be available for savvy shoppers.

Wakuwaku Japan with Mr PPAP - Piko-taro
Are you crazy about the PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)? Yes! In this year Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016 exhibition, you may challenge your fashions style with the PPAP guy at the Wakuwaku Japan booth. Is FOC!

Sword Art Online Interactive Zone and Marketplace
Anime Fans and visitors can look forward to immersive experiences at various experience zones, including a Sword Art Online centric exhibition booth that showcases artwork and animation cuts of all seasons of this beloved series.

Kawaii hands on experience at the NHK World Booth
One of the highlight at the NHK World booth is the TIME AFTER TIME CAPSULE project lead by Japanese fashion artists – Mr Sebastian Masuda. Visitors can create their own kawaii inspired message for the future, make their own kawaii objects, or bring their own items to include in the public art project.

The TIME AFTER TIME CAPSULE aims to cover 10 cities before ultimately heading to its final destination, Tokyo, where the art works from around the world will be displayed together in Tokyo 2020.

Sebastian Masuda and Tokyo Performance Domo
Tokyo Performance Domo Presented by NHK World
Are you a fan of Domo? If yes, here is your golden opportunity to meet the members from Domo at this year Anime Festival Asia 2016 in Singapore. Check out and learn the Kawaii Domobics workout dance at the AFA main stage and NHK World booth in this weekend!

Meet the Japanese celebrity Cosplayer, Enako in person
Meet the Kawaii celebrity Cosplayer, Enako at AFA Singapore 2016 at the SAO booth (on Saturday) and Akiba stage (On Sunday). Here is your chance to get photograph with her as well as her autography too.

Pokemon SG RUN Registration booth at AFA SG 2016
To all Pokemon Fans! Have you registered the Singapore first’ Pokemon RUN which will be happening next year January? Well, you may do so at the AFA exhibition this weekend. See you next year at the Pokemon SG Run!

Pokemon GO Trainer Get to Redeem a free gift
Suntec Convention & Exhibition Center will be giving away prizes to Pokemon Go trainers during AFA Singapore 2016! Catch a Pokemon in the area and win! Location of redemption counter: Level 3 Concierge desk of Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Redemption counter operating hours: 10am – 7pm. Redemption of prizes while stocks last.

Exquisite Anime Figure displays at AFA SG 2016
Check out a range of exquisite Anime Figure displays at the AFA Singapore 2016 exhibition.

Power-packed Performances by Anisong Legends and New Artistes
Concert lovers can look forward to 12 artistes and artiste groups over the three-day concert series. Six returning Anisong legends (T.M.Revolution, JAM Project, HoneyWorks / CHiCO with HoneyWorks, Aimer, KOTOKO, and May’n), will be joined by six new additions (HOME MADE KAZOKU, Minori Chihara, Ami Wajima, Alisa Takigawa, Konomi Suzuki and Wake Up, Girls!) on stage.

The Anime Festival Asia 2016 tickets pricing from S$13 per day for Exhibition-only access, and limited tickets can be purchased on-site. For more information on the AFA festival, please visit: and

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016
Dates: 25 – 27 November 2016
Location: Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Centre (Levels 3 & 4)
Exhibition Timing:
Friday & Saturday: 9.30 am ~ 8pm
Sunday: 9.30 am ~ 7pm

Friday, November 25, 2016

Shopee 5 Valuable Tech Deals for Cyber Monday

Get ready for the valuable cyber sales on Monday? In conjunction with the Christmas season, Shopee is now having 5 awesome tech deals featuring up to 80% off, on Cyber Monday, 28 Nov 2016. Check out the deals here:

1. Kindle 8th Gen 2016 with Accessories
Original Price - $188.00
Sale Price - $69.00
Calling all bookworms! Here’s a deal that you can’t miss – the Kindle 8th Gen that comes bundled with a protective pouch and screen protector. At 60% off, what’s there to think about?

2. Lenovo Ideapad 110 Series
Original Price - $499.00
Sale Price - $199.00
Get your hands on the Lenovo Ideapad 110 Series that give you features need without the big price tag: dependable processing power, good memory, lots of storage, an attractive display, and integrated graphics. At such a bargain, what’s there not to love?

3. Redmi 4a
Original Price - $169.00
Sale Price - $69.00
Packed with a Snapdragon 425 chipset (1.4GHz quad-core), 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera and a 3,120mAh battery in a device with a 5-inch screen with a 720p resolution, the Redmi 4a is definitely going at a great bargain! Available in Gold and Rose Gold, it’s a perfect little gift for ladies.
4. ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1060 AMP! Edition 6GB GDDR5
Original Price - $429.00
Sale Price - $259.00
Power up with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card that’s loaded with innovative new gaming technologies, making it the perfect choice for the latest high-definition games. Delivering brilliant performance that opens the door to virtual reality and beyond, it’s a definite steal for hardcore gamers.

5. Fitbit Alta Fitness Wristband
Original Price - $198.00
Sale Price - $89.00
Stay motivated with the Fitbit Alta —a water-resistant fitness wristband with an activity tracker that provides fitness data about your steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes. Who needs a personal trainer when you’ve got one on wrist to keep you in check?

Visit Shopee to check out the hourly deals and major discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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