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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

10 Reasons Why Tokyo One Piece Tower is a must to visit for Family, Couple and Friends

Calling all ONE PIECE Anime Fans! Are you thinking of a holiday trip to Tokyo, Japan? If yes, Tokyo One Piece Tower is definitely a place for you to visit! Nestled at the remarkable Tokyo Tower, the Tokyo One Piece Tower brings anime into live, with more than 8 interactive attractions for visitors to get up close with their favourite One Piece characters for photo opportunity and also, visitors may visit the TONGARI Store to purchase the original and exclusive One Piece products too. Here are the 10 reasons why Tokyo One Piece Tower is a must to visit when you are in Japan.

1) Rank no.7 tourist attractions in Japan
The Tokyo One Piece Tower is ranked number 7 in the Japan tourist attractions on TripAdviser.

2) Experience the World of One Piece in 360 Log Theatre
Visitors can experiences “The World of ONE PIECE” in 360 degree Omni directional screen in the Log Theatre at Tokyo One Piece Tower. It projects a log of adventures of “Straw Hat Pirates” till today. Let’s sail to the world of “One Piece”, “TONGARI Island”!

3) 10 photo spot can be found in Tokyo One Piece Tower
There are more than 10 photo spot for One Piece fans to grab a photo opportunity with their favourite ONE PIECE characters. It overall look is something like Trickeye Museum!

4) Enjoy the Interactive One Piece Live Showcase
Located at the 5th floor of Tokyo One Piece Tower, the ONE PIECE live attraction brings manga into real life! ONE PIECE fans and visitors can get to enjoy the 2.5D live performance by ONE PIECE.

The interactive live show “ONE PIECE LIVE ATTRACTION” storms into the “2 (Second)” season!! In the new performance, Trafalgar Law who made a Pirate Alliance with Luffy appears on the stage!! The operation to capture “Straw Hat pirates” on TONGARI Island that Law planted will unfold itself in front of your eyes! What will become of Luffy and Law…?

5) 8 walkthrough attractions for all ONE PIECE Fans
Interactive games and walkthrough attractions specially designed for all ONE PIECE fans. The games are also good for family bonding, couple dating as well as for group of friend outing.

6) Dine-in at One Piece Buffet restaurant
Visitors can dine-in at the Sanji's Oresama buffet restaurant to satisfy your hunger. In the restaurant with a feeling of “ORESAMA” embellished with Sanji’s portraits and goods, you can eat countless original menus as much as you like that remind you of the worldview of “ONE PIECE” and characters!

7) Visit TONGARI Store for exclusive ONE PIECE products
For ONE PIECE fans, you may want to visit the TONGARI Store located on the 3rd floor at Tokyo One Piece Tower. You may purchase most original and exclusive items only at TONGARI Store. Don’t miss it!

8) FREE WIFI available at Tokyo One Piece Tower
Yes! There is FREE WIFI available at the Tokyo One Piece Tower!

Photo credit: Tokyo Onepiece Tower FB Page
9) Handsome and Gorgeous International Crews to Guide Your Day
Not to worry if you can’t read Japanese or having difficulties in seeing the guide map. In Tokyo One Piece Tower, there are international crews to guide your fruitful day. Feel free to engage them as your tour guide of the day!

10) A one-stop Tourist Attraction for Family, Couple and Friends Plan
Tokyo One Piece Tower is a one-stop tourist attraction for family, couple and friends bonding. A place where children and adults can enjoy as a family, a place where the adventures brings couple to a closer relationship stage and a place that you and your friends can get crazy together.




Tokyo One Piece @ Tokyo Tower Location Address:
4 Chome-2-8 Shibakoen
Minato, Tokyo 105-0011
Japan

Click here for more information about the ticket pricing:
¥3,200 (Adults), ¥2,700 (Junior from age 13 to 18) and ¥1,600 (Children from age 4 to 12)

Tokyo ONE PIECE Tower official website: http://onepiecetower.tokyo/ticket/en?lang=en

Friday, August 26, 2016

Indulge the Exciting Tastes of Korean Buffet at Marriott Cafe

Annyeong Haseyo! Marriott Café at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is pulling the heartstrings of Korean food aficionados with a sumptuous kaleidoscope of Korean delicacies. Specially prepared by guests’ chefs Choi Dae-hwan and Lee Jae -Bin from JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul, diners will be spoilt for choice with hearty stews, ever-popular bibimbab, delightfully savoury kimchi pancake, fried chicken, succulent roasts and many more.

Without further ado, let the feast being!!
Kimchi pancake - The crowds favourite!! This fluffy and light yet crisp pancake was too good to resist it. I can simply have this whole plate by my own.

Korean-Style soup - This light and flavorful soup will definitely score well for those soup lover. It was cooked for more than 8 hours to make this bowl of soup so addictive.

Beef Bulgogi - My personal favourite dish among all. The beef was marinated overnight and it was well cooked still soft and tender. The sauce was really very addictive and the sweetness was just perfect!! The best beef bulgogi I had so far.

Roast Chilli Halibut Fillet - This meat is definitely must try!! It was damn good and you will never regret it. The halibut fillet was well marinated, the sauce wasn’t too sweet or spicy! The flavor was well balanced. The fillet was very soft and tender.

Pork Belly Bossam - What’s Korean feast without any pork belly dish!! Meat lover will definitely love it. The pork belly was boiled with lots of spices that’s why the pork belly is so flavorful.

My verdict:
I enjoyed the Korean delights experience at Marriott Café at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. It is recommended and is price worthy for all, especially for Korean food lovers. Ladies can try their dessert as they served different dessert menu every day, so don’t miss out. There are also other international cuisines in the buffet selection that you can try, including sushi, sashimi, pasta, bread, cheese, seafood on ice etc. The Taste of Korea Buffet will start from 16 August to 31st August 2016.

Korean Lunch Buffet
Monday to Saturday / Sunday
Adult: $59++ / $75++* and $98++** per person
Child: $35++ / $46++ per child

Korean Dinner Buffet
Sunday to Thursday / Friday and Saturday
Adult: $70++ / $80++ per person
Child: $38++ / $40++ per child

Marriott Café Location Address:
Level 1, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel,
320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865

Opening Hours for Lunch 12:00pm to 2:30pm and Dinner 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Free yourselves and run shirtless at YOLO Run 2016

The YOLO Run returns Singapore with bigger, faster and stronger with two race categories - 5 and 10 Kilometers (km) for all runners. The event will take off at Gardens by the Bay on Saturday, 22 October 2016 from 7am to 12pm.

To truly free the participants’ minds and connect their body and soul, YOLO Run will end the day on a high note with Manduka YOLO Yoga, a rejuvenating mass outdoor yoga session of mindful stretching led by an influential Yoga Instructor - Liv Lo, sponsored by Manduka.

This year X-Change Republic Pte Ltd has partnered with Breast Reconstruction Awareness Singapore (BRAS). For every participant who runs shirtless on the race day, X-Change Republic Pte Ltd will donate a sports bra to BRAS, which is essential in the recovery process of patients.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Affordable Italian cuisine set Lunch menu at Caffé B

Are you craving for an Italian cuisine at an affordable price? Indulge with the fine Italian dining located at the Shoppers @ Marina Bay Sands at Caffé B Bar and Caffé B Restaurant featuring their latest 3-course set lunch menu at a delightful price of just S$20++ and S$25++ respectively from 12pm to 3pm daily.

Both Caffé B Restaurant and Caffé B Bar had recently revamped their lunchtime menu that offers a variety of Italian cuisine from appetizer to main course and dessert.

The 3-course lunch set for Caffe B Bar starts off with a Mesclun Salad with Pomegranate and Pecorino Romano, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette and mixed with cherry tomatoes for that burst of sweetness and your daily dose of antioxidants.

The 3-course lunch set for Caffe B Restaurant starts off with an appetizer of Chicken Breast and Mizuna Salad in Orange Vinaigrette, sprinkled with feta cheese and black sesame seeds.

My verdict:
I personally like the Italian cuisine set lunch menu concept rolled out by Caffé B Restaurant and Bar. It allows diners to choose their comfort craving at an affordable in price. The cozy ambiances of the restaurant are designed with Italian heritage culture which comes with a sense of warm-romantic feel. The foods and desserts are very presentable and it tastes deliciously. Overall, it is definitely worth the value to dine-in for lunch at the Caffe B Bar and Caffe B Restaurant.

Annie the Musical Live in Singapore at Mastercard Theatres

The world’s lovely musical - Annie returns to Singapore in time-honoured form. The musical will be held at MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sand from 24 August to 4 September 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original.



The beloved score for ANNIE includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

You may purchase Annie the Musical ticket at this link here.

ANNIE US NATIONAL TOUR Performance Times in Singapore:
Tuesday – Friday 7:30pm;
Saturday: 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday: 1:00pm and 6.00pm

ANNIE is based on Harold Gray's popular comic strip Little Orphan Annie. The comic strip premiered in the 1920s in the New York Daily News, and became one of the most widely read strips in the 30s and 40s. Lyricist-director Martin Charnin bought a coffee table book called “The Life and Hard Times of Little Orphan Annie” as a Christmas gift for a friend in 1970. The clerk at the bookstore was too busy to wrap the book, so Charnin took the book home to wrap it. Instead, he read it and fell in love with the strip, and set out to secure the rights, Christmas week of 1970. The friend never got the book.

Charnin championed the idea to colleagues Charles Strouse, a two-time Tony-winning composer, and Thomas Meehan, a short story writer for The New Yorker. It took a great deal of campaigning to get them interested, but the team was finally formed in 1971, when they began to write the musical.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Acronis True Image 2017 New Features and Pricing

Acronis launches Acronis True Image 2017, the world’s fastest personal backup software that provides the most complete personal data protection available on the market. It combines the unmatched Acronis full image local and cloud backup for computers with new wireless backup for mobile devices to local Windows computers or the secure Acronis Cloud, support for an unlimited number of mobile devices, and complete backup of Facebook account data.

Acronis True Image 2017 Features:

1. Wireless mobile device backup to Windows computers – Backup an unlimited number of iPhones, iPads, and Android mobile devices to your computer at the full speed of your local Wi-Fi network. Recover all content to the same or another device, even if it’s just a single photo or contact.

2. Remote backup management – Protect all your computers and help family members with protecting theirs, even if they are far away. Review the data protection status in real-time for any computer or mobile device data via a touch-friendly online dashboard.

3. Incremental Facebook backup – Automatically back up all your Facebook account content, including photos, videos, contacts, comments, and likes. Users are protected from accidental deletions, hacker attacks, application failures, or social network errors that can erase precious memories.

4. Archiving to the cloud or external storage devices – Free up disk space by moving large or rarely used files from your Windows or Apple computer to an external drive, NAS device, network share, or the Acronis Cloud. Access the archives by using File Explorer, Finder, or a web browser.

5. Enhanced NAS – Automatically discover NAS devices available on the local network, pre-configuring them for backup storage, and automatically re-connecting them if they are temporarily unavailable.

Acronis True Image 2017 has many additional new features, such as search in local and Cloud backups, encryption for archives, comments for backups, Windows Explorer integration, a refreshed touch-friendly user interface on iOS and Android devices, and much more.

The Acronis True Image 2017 is available for purchase as a perpetual license, starting at S$69.99, or a subscription, starting at S$59.99 per year.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Cast: Singapore’s first video portal app by Singtel

Love watching dramas just like Kelly Poon? It doesn’t matter which genre or if it is K drama, Chinese drama, or Taiwanese drama. You get to enjoy the best of all there are with the Cast app, Singapore’s first video portal app by Singtel.

Singtel Mobile postpaid customers can choose from Kids, Asian Hits and Hallyu content packs at launch. Each pack is priced at $4.90/month and customers can opt for a special 1GB data add on for just $3 more per month. Sounds pretty affordable, especially since you no longer have to stream videos on the go and risk exceeding your data limit, learned the hard way.

If you have used Viu previously, Cast offers the same convenience whereby you get to have instant access to full HD episodes and can download them to watch offline. The downloading speed is really fast and it doesn’t take you more than 5 minutes? Trust me when I say it is fast.

For more information visit www.cast.sg.




Editor: Samuel Low

Sunday, August 21, 2016

9 Reasons Why You Should Staycation at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Thank you Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel for the brilliant staycation to celebrate the 9th year of my blogging journey. It was my first staycation with Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel and it turned out to be an amazing and memorable experience. Since it is Hpility SG 9th Anniversary, here are the 9 reasons why you should plan a stay at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel.

1. In the heart of Orchard Road
Nestled in the heart of Orchard Road, the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is a 5 star luxury hotel located in a vibrant shopping area and is within conveniently walkable distance from the Orchard MRT Station.



Time to check in!

Hpility SG 9th Anniversary Staycation
2. Great comfortability
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel offers a comfortable room experience for business and leisure travellers. The newly refurbished interior allows better use of space whereby all rooms are fitted with state-of-the-art furnishings including signature 1956 leather Eames Desk Chairs. The bathrooms come with large walk-in rain showers as well as extended vanity areas and technology upgrades include a 46-inch Samsung Full-HD Smart TV in every room and 55-inch in every Suite.

I was offered a premier deluxe room (32 to 34 sqm) for my staycation. I was in love with the hotel room and pleased by the extra space and the room amenities available. The room itself comes with high speed wireless internet connectivity which allowed me to stream videos on either their Samsung Smart Television or on my laptop without any delay. The electrical charging points are easy accessible and within reachable distance from my bed.



3. Excellent hotel services
Guess what? Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is always ready to surprise their valuable guests! It’s marvellous and I would say that their services are excellent. I love the surprise that Marriott had prepared for me including greeting cards as well as specially made cookies.


Photo with Samuel and Rebecca

Warm greeting from the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel front office


Photo against the golden sunset and the cityscape
4. Iconic cityscape view
One of the highlights at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is their iconic cityscape view. It was an amazing moment to catch the gorgeous golden sunset from our hotel room and it has the perfect view of the cross-road junction between Orchard road and Scotts road.


Welcome to the new Executive Lounge
5. Makes you feel like a VIP
The executive lounge was unveiled early this year with the purpose to create brilliant experiences and pamper discerning travellers with high levels of comfort, luxury and exclusivity.

The Executive Lounge is exclusively available to guests staying in an Executive Room category or above. It is situated on level 27 of the hotel, and the lounge serves complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails. Guests can enjoy magnificent views of the city skyline, have a drink, play a board game or keep abreast of current affairs from a wide range of news sources.

6. Services  Available for Guests
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel guests are able to enjoy the facilities available such as the gym, sauna and jacuzzi. Besides that guests can enjoy spas, massages and a range of beauty services that include facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing.

7. Instagram Worthy
Yes! Staying in Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is Instagram worthy, especially if you enjoy taking your outfit of the day (ootd). You may find some really good spots to take photos so be ready to whip out your phone or camera!

8. Relaxing at the Marriott's Swimming Pool 
Located at level 5 of the hotel, the swimming pool at Marriott is difficult to miss. During my staycation, I spent some time chilling by the pool. If you wish to stay by the pool, you will be glad to know that are a total of 3 different types of rooms in this area known as ‘Pool Terrace Room’, ‘Pool Terrace Executive Suite’ and ‘Pool Terrace Premier Suite’.

9. Reasonable Pricing 
With the spectacular cityscape view, excellent hotel services, facilities and amenities, it is definitely worth the price staying at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. You may click here to find out more about the hotel room pricing.

For more, in celebration of Singapore 51st Birthday, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is having the room promotion from now till 4 September 2016. The room rates for per room start from S$406 to S$567++ per night. Make your bookings today at www.marriott.com/sindt with promotional code: LPR


Once again, thank you Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel for the wonderful surprise and the pleasant stay. I really appreciate all the effort put in especially since it was on a weekend. It was a memorable staycation with Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel in celebration of my blog anniversary. Cheers!
 
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