Thursday, December 1, 2016

Korean superstar Song Seung Heon to light up Singapore with exclusive meet-and-greet session for Singtel subscribers




Singapore, 2 December 2016  Hallyu fans will have much cause for joy in the new year as Singtel brings South Korean superstar and heartthrob Song Seung Heon to Singapore on 7 January 2017. Song will be in town to promote the upcoming drama, Saimdang (师任堂), which will premiere on Turner’s Oh!K (Singtel TV Channel 525 / 611) on 25 January 2017 at 9pm.

Singtel is also giving fans and subscribers exclusive opportunities to get up close and personal with Song during his visit to Singapore. Singtel TV subscribers will get the chance to win 20 pairs of tickets to the meet-and-greet session and receive an autograph from Song. To have an opportunity to meet with the oppa of their dreams, Singtel TV subscribers simply have to answer two questions atwww.singteltv.com.sg/songseungheon. The contest starts today and will end 1 January 2017.

In addition, 15 lucky Singtel Facebook fans will win a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity with Song. Stay tuned to the Singtel Facebook page for more details on how to win. 

Best known for his roles in Korean dramas such as East of EdenAutumn in My Heart and Summer Scent, Song co-stars with actress Lee Young Ae of Jewel in the Palace fame in Saimdang.



The epic K-drama depicts the life of Shin Saimdang, Korea’s most famous historical female figure known for her art, poetry and calligraphy, and her love story with Lee Gyeom, played by Song. Lee stars in dual roles as a present-day Korean art history lecturer Seo Ji Yun and as Shin Saimdang. The drama also marks Lee’s long-awaited comeback to the small screen after nearly 13 years.



Saimdang will be broadcast simultaneously with Korea, and air every Wednesday and Thursday. The drama will be dubbed in both Mandarin and Bahasa Malay.

Oh!K channel is available on Singtel TV as part of the Jingxuan and Inspirasi packs and on Singtel Cast in the Hallyu Pack. For more information on Singtel TV, visit www.singteltv.com.sg.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

ENTERTAINER 2017 Launches with over 1,700 1-FOR-1 Offers & a Special Launch Price




The ENTERTAINER 2017 is big and better. Glad to be able to attend the event at Gravity Bar in Singapore recently. We had a lot of games and drinks. Entertainer sure know how to entertain us given their expertise is to provide entertainment to all clients and customers.



It is the region’s leading Buy One Get One Free incentives brand, has launched their range of products for 2017, which customers can now purchase for only SGD 95, directly from the website or through the ENTERTAINER App.

With over 1,700 Buy One Get One Free offers for hotels, restaurants, cafés, attractions, leisure activities, spas, fitness, retail and more, providing customers with exclusive savings at Singapore’s most celebrated venues. The ENTERTAINER delivers up to SGD 250,000 in savings for customers in 2017, at spots such as Meat Smith, Jamie’s Italian, Open Door Policy, Bedrock Bar & Grill, Wave House, Spa Luna Sentosa, Forest Adventure and much more.  

A brand new digital product, Cheers Singapore 2017 (RRP 125 SGD), featuring hundreds of Buy One Get One Free offers exclusively redeemable on drinks at your favourite restaurants, bars and nightspots. Offers range from single beverages to bottles of wine / spirits / beers, double cocktails, pitchers and more. World-class venues include LongPlay, Gravity Bar (Carlton hotel), Mad Men Attic Bar and Sentosa’s Finest - Bob’s Bar, Museo and much more.

Based on 2016, ENTERTAINER members in Singapore will have used over 310,000 digital offers, with the average member saving over SGD 650.  The most recent update on the App is the introduction of ‘Smiles’, a virtual currency system which allows members to earn and spend rewards throughout the year. Rewards include offer top-ups, for when you’ve used all three at your favourite spots, extra Pings and more.

Right now ENTERTAINER Singapore 2017 is available for a special discount of SGD 30 off the regular price. On top of this great price, every purchase of Singapore 2017 includes Cheers Singapore 2017, absolutely free. This exceptional deal is available for a limited time only, directly from the ENTERTAINER.

With the purchase of any 2017 digital product, ENTERTAINER members will also enjoy exclusive access to ‘Hotels Worldwide’, which includes Buy One Night, Get One Free offers at over 500 hotels across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Choose from hotels, resorts, hotel apartments, bed & breakfasts and lodges in over 30 popular destinations including Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Dubai and more. Hotels Worldwide includes international hotel brands such as InterContinental, Marriott, Fairmont, Sheraton, Banyan Tree, Radisson, Shangri-La and Hyatt. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation or a travel adventure, Hotels Worldwide is your ticket to great savings.

“Our 2017 products deliver incredible value at the most extensive range of outlets available, giving our customers the opportunity to save money, go out more and spend quality time with friends and loved ones,” said Donna Benton, Founder and Chairman of the Entertainer. “The newest update to our world-class App offers more benefits and value than ever before, so there is truly no better time to be an Entertainer member.”

The ENTERTAINER App is available to download free on iOS or Android app stores. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Great Strides Begin with A Step. Make the Step towards Active Lifestyle with 100PLUS



Singapore, 21 November 2016 – 100PLUS has been a strong supporter of sports development and advocator of an active lifestyle. Whether it is a marathon race, a school’s sports competition, a major sporting event or your daily exercise routine, 100PLUS has always been present to support a healthy lifestyle. 100PLUS is proud to be one of the main partner of the Health Promotion Board’s Season 2 of the National Steps Challenge™. The National Steps Challenge™ is a nationwide physical activity programme that encourages Singaporeans to be physically active every day, anytime and anywhere.

Into its second installment, the Challenge seeks to nudge participants to take more steps daily, and to reward them for sustained behaviorr, shifting the focus to a simple, behavioral change goal, such that it becomes a norm. Studies have shown that small increments in activity volume are associated with improved health outcomes. For a sedentary adult, walking the recommended 7,500 to 10,000 steps daily lowers high blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels, reduces the risk of all-cause mortality by 19% and aids glucose control in Type 2 diabetes[1].

As we become more physically active by taking more steps, our body is set to lose plenty of body fluid. It is therefore important to keep the body hydrated. 100PLUS is specially formulated to effectively hydrate the body and replenish lost minerals with electrolytes to combat the effects of dehydration, heat and exertion. A cool bottle of 100PLUS also makes a welcome refreshing treat to re-energise in hot and humid Singapore or a rejuvenating companion to any meal.

Turning steps into rewards with 100PLUS
Covering 10,000-steps a day can be done easily. For example, balancing the daily commute with a few minutes walk between bus stops and train stations helps turning idle moments waiting for bus to arrive into a healthier lifestyle option. Not only walking aids in getting us more active, it can also be a relaxing affair that makes our day. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator also helps. All these little steps count towards a healthier living.

14-Serangoon-MRT (3)
100PLUS seeks to help individuals take their first steps towards active living. Instead of waiting for buses, 100PLUS urges commuters to walk to the nearest MRT station to clock steps for the 10,000steps-a-day goal.
A series of out-of-home displays are deployed at bus stops to give all the information needed – from the number of steps to the duration and the distance covered – to convert every commute into the best part of the day. The tailored messages prompt bus commuters to take a few hundred steps more to their next destination. 

To support Singaporeans’ endeavour to complete 10,000 steps a day and keep them cool and hydrated, consumers can participate in #MoveWith100PLUS movement and stand a chance to win up to $6,000 worth of prizes. To participate, simply snap a photo or a video of how you incorporate movement into your day and upload it on www.movewith100plus.com or post it on Instagram with hashtag #MoveWith100PLUS. Five most creative and inspiring entries will win $100 worth of vouchers each every week. Consumers can also stand a chance to win big by sharing their photos consecutively for seven days. Four most creative and inspiring series of posts will walk away with a prize of their choice worth up to $1,000. Contest ends on 4 December 2016.

For more information on this contest, please visit www.movewith100plus.com.




Walking Made Fun with 100PLUS at The New Paper Big Walk

Join 100PLUS for a scenic walk at the Singapore Zoo with friends and families while completing the 10,000 steps daily goal during The New Paper Big Walk. Held on the 26 November 2016, the annual walkathon is expected to welcome throngs of families to indulge in the charm of the world-famous zoo while having fun altogether and being active. 100PLUS is the proud sponsor of this family event of the year, helping all to start moving while keeping the body cool and hydrated.

For more information on the walk, visit www.tnpbigwalk.sg

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Get yourself ready for Run for Light ( 14 Jan 2017 )


It was a meaningful pre-walk for the coming Run for Light which will be happening on 14 Jan 2017. The preview walk which happened along Orchard Road. is in support for the beneficiaries of Guide Dogs Association for the Blind ( GDAB ). These dogs are well trained to help blind with their daily walk. The dogs are specially selected and trained from young. 



The activities for the day include : 
  • Walk down Orchard Road along with GDAB visually-impaired beneficiaries
  •  Photo opportunity with Guide dog teams and Guide Dog mascot at the starting point
  • Sighted guide demonstration where participants will experience how a visually-impaired person walk and use a white cane.
  • Sighted guide demonstration to experience how a visually-impaired person walk and use a white cane.
  • Balloons and stick candy!
Creating awareness among the community where guide dogs are important to the society especially the blind. I did learn a lot about the association. 

Do register for the Run for Light 2017, 14 Jan 2017 5pm - 10pm at the Gardens By the Bay ( East ). 

More information can be found below :




About Run For Light (www.runforlight.com)
Light is always associates with words like 'innovation', 'philanthropy', 'leading', 'inspiration', 'well-being', 'joy', 'hope', 'relax', 'connectivity', 'bright' and 'future' and our event will establish a strong following for our sponsors that will translate to customers thinking of them whenever they need LIGHT; for the next 3 years rather than just a one-off run event similar to those in the market.

Run for Light empowers and supports the less fortunate community by helping to create enough awareness for the association or community to raise fund through the event and to raise their own fund in subsequent years.

Be a leading LIGHT in the industry or as an individual and join us to spread this light.



About Guide Dogs Association of the Blind Ltd
Guide Dogs Association of the Blind Ltd (GDAB) is a non-profit voluntary welfare organisation founded in 2006. It focuses on enhancing the quality of life for blind and visually-impaired people in Singapore through the provision of training and rehabilitation programme such as Orientation & Mobility and Guide Dogs Programme. The organisation also actively advocates for an inclusive society where every blind and visually-impaired person is empowered for independent living. Till date, GDAB has served more than 160 blind and visually-impaired people and has successfully paired four Guide Dog teams. GDAB is an associate member with the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and holds the Institute of Public Character status. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Have fun this Christmas at Santa's All Stars Celebration, Universal Studios Singapore with the Universal Journey. ( Video )

Marilyn Monroe was nice to fill my request for a good spin.

Is going to be a dazzling Christmas Wonderland at the Universal Studios Singapore (USS) with this year Universal Journey, an all-new experiential festive light display. I am glad I get to have a sneak preview. This is my first time visiting USS as a media personnel. Truly exciting. Even more exciting than going with my family. I get to go "behind the scene" of this internationally acclaimed theme park.


The annual Santa's All Stars Christmas celebration will illuminate the holiday season. In fact, we were invited to witness the the presentation of Guinness World Records title for the largest light bulb display in an indoor space. To be exact, the display has 824,961 light bulbs. 


Visitors embarked on the Universal Journey will venture through eight thematic zones from the Enchanted Pine Forest to Herald's Square. 



The enchanted wonderland with snowfall, fireworks, festive light displays, as well as musical performances and appearances by the park's very own all-star cast decked out in their Christmas outfits will be held from 1 December 2016 to 2 January 2017. Take note of the period dates if you are coming to enjoy this year festive season. 



Besides the Universal Journey, two new experiences, Santa's Village and a music-filled show titled Bah Humbug! Well, it a Christmas Spectacular. Showcasing 17 all-star  cast in one musical extravaganza. Philanthropist-turned-budding director Ebenezer Scrooge is calling in popular characters such as the Minions, Little Match Girl, Snow Queen and Sesame Street friends who will delight audiences with magical song and dance moments at the Pantages Hollywood Theater. Hopefully I get to watch it with my family.



At the Santa's Village, visitors will be able to explore the picturesque to relive their fondest childhood memories. A lot of activities will be happening and interactive stations, quaint village where talking reindeer, the fame Gingerbread Man, Shoemaker, Santa on his sleigh, are all there to meet and great visitors. Wow ! What a memorable Christmas !


A candid shot of Marilyn Monroe



Betty Boop pose for my shot


Universal Studios Singapore also recently won the award for the Most Creative Property-Wide Event for its pervious edition of Santa's All-Star Christmas at the 2016 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Brass Ring Awards. The award is an honorable achievement of excellence among the global attractions industry. 



At the Lagoon Stage in the Hollywood zone, DJ Eddy Elf's Christmas Radio Station will bring up the Christmas mood for visitors. Take part in wacky games such as Carol-OKE to win prizes. Marilyn Monroe and Betty Boop will bring Hollywood glamour to this year's Christmas.



Expected fireworks displays on selected nights as well as hourly snowfall and multimedia light shows. Park hours are extended till 9pm every night for visitors to experience thrills on blockbuster rides and attractions.



A wide variety of festive dishes at KT's Grill for a get together party with log cakes, delicate desserts and gastries. Visitors cna also take home exclusive Christmas merchandise at retail outlets. 




For more information on USS, check out their website at :

www.rwsentosa.com/usswww.rwsentosa.com/uss


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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Entertainer offer 1 to 1 Complimentary Main Course at the Home of Sticky Bones, Morganfield. Have you tasted ?



BBQ Restaurants have traditionally been popular in USA. Morganfield or also known as Home of Sticky Bones. has the spirit of Southern hospitality with a flavor of new breed of New Yorker restaurants. 

I was invited by Entertainer for lunch at this popular restaurant. Naturally I was excited when I came to know that we are having BBQ Pork-Ribs which was one of my favorites. Seriously, I have seen so much of the American BBQ ribs in my home TV Travel Channel, the chance of savoring them, was a dream come true. These prime pork ribs are slow-cooked and smoked to mouth-watering perfection which then covered with a sweet and tangy hickory flavored BBQ sauce. Let not waste any more time. Get into to the food review. 


Great offerings by The Entertainer apps giving a complimentary main course if you purchase a main course of the same price or more. The offer only valid up to 30 Dec 2016. ( Take note : You need to purchase the apps if you do not have one. )


Loaded Chilli Nachos

Who love spicy food ? I do. This Chili loaded Nachos make you hot. With a wide variety of toppings which include spring onions, tomato, sour cream all "rojak" onto tortilla chips to wake your senses. Try it if you are there. 


Pop Corn Pork

I remember the last time I had something similar from KFC except it is chicken instead of pork. This Pop Corn Pork tasted much better and tender and together with the dipping sauce, it is an enjoyable dish and if you have a lot of friends sharing it, be quick, otherwise it will be disappear almost instantly. You have been warned !


Morganfield's Hickory BBQ Sticky Bones

One may asked. "Why did we come to Morganfield Restaurant ?" As mentioned earlier, it is the home of Sticky Bones. BBQ Pork Ribs in Hickory sauce is the restaurant Signature dish. The meat are so tender that they are easily separated from the bones. Slow cooked, with hickory smoke, basted with signature Hickory BBQ sauce, definitely a mouth-watering dish. Great for the meat lovers. 




Smoked Peppercorn Sticky Bones

In the home of Sticky Bones, fans of black pepper, will love this. Served with Red Skin Mashed Potatoes & Garden Veggies. 




Garlic BBQ Sticky Bones

Truly the home of Sticky Bones. This dish called out to Garlic lovers. The goodness of garlic, tangy, sweet and spicy. Served with French Fries & Coleslaw. Simply delicious. 




Spicy Asian BBQ Sticky Bones

Another flavor of Sticky Bones with Spices. The BBQ ribs are succulent with an Oriental flavor. 




 Beer Battered Fish Fillets

Americans love their famous fish & Chips. At Morganfield restaurant, this dish carry the American tradition into Singapore. Crispy golden tender brown Hoki fish fillet with Morgainfield's housemade beer batter, topped up Fretnch Fries & Coleslaw. Not too oily. Yummy!



Crayfish Mac & Cheese 

An ultimate combination with chunks of delectable crayfish in creamy mac & cheese. Americans too have their own comfort food and this is one of them. Together with Garden Salad, this dish will provide a balance ingredients for a good hearty meal, giving you the "Wow" factor when you have your first bite. 





Smokehouse Bacon Cheeseburger 

Unbelievably juicy with delicious Hickory BBQ sauce spread across the caramelized onions, lettuce and tender grilled beef patty with added cheddar cheese and crispy pork bacon, makes me a happy and satisfied diner. 



 Chicken BLT

Most of the burgers are served with a side dish of french fries. The same goes for this burger. This chicken burger contained char-grilled boneless chicken thigh topped with Honey Mustard, served in a warm, buttered sesame bun together with Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato. Quite an innovative way to name a dish. 



Chocolate Lava Cake

After a heavy meal, a nice dessert will complete the full course of the meal. Chocolate Lava Cake seems to be offered in many restaurants. Well, I am not really a dessert guy. I prefer no cake for dessert but an assorted plate of fruits to complete my meal. 




Bread Pudding

For those who do not like Chocolate Lava Cake, they can try this dessert. Something different. I guessed I prefer this. Scooping the hot and cold together is what makes it interesting. I guessed you know what are they. 

Overall, it is a nice to dine with friends and family at the Suntec City location. Quite a big place. Able to take quite a lot of people. Food is good. You will save if you use your Entertainer apps. Very convenient as it is near to Promenade MRT. 

Here are the Morganfield's Menu


Useful Information Outlets: 

(1) Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 4, #01-645, S 038983 (Next to Promenade MRT) Tel: 6736 1136

(2) The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Unit #02-23, S 138617 (Next to Buona Vista MRT) Tel: 6694 3635 

(3) VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Unit #01-51A, S 098585 (Next to Sentosa Boardwalk Exit) Tel: 6225 0501 

Opening Hours: 
Sunday – Thursday: 11am - 11pm, 
Friday – Saturday/Public Holiday Eve: 11am – Midnight 

Accepted Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX 

Corkage fee: Wine - S$25 per bottle / Hard Liquor - S$50 per bottle 

Reservations: Yes 






Friday, October 28, 2016

The Little Aussie Cafe, Sarnies


A few times, when I passed by this cafe over the years, I wonder what type of food they were serving. Opportunity came for me, I went for the food tasting session.  Aussie owner, Ben Lee started this little cafe in 2010, which is located at Telok Ayer, only a short walk away from the Telok Ayer MRT. 

The cafe also served specialty coffee roasted in-house. Grass fed beef, chicken free from hormones and antibiotics, bacon cured in-house, which you can eat in peace and guarantee a hearty wholesome meal as always. 

We sat outside the cafe on a cool night. Quite cosy with those garden wooden chair and table. Great for a nice small gathering with good friends. As it it located within the Central Business District area, it will be convenient for office workers to get loose and have a nice dinner after a long day working in the office. Indulged in good food to get your good mood in place. Thanks to The Entertainer for the invite. Do check out Sarnies in your The Entertainer apps for promotion. 

Location & Opening Hours

Address : 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601
Monday & Tuesday - 7.30am to 10.30pm
Wednesday to Friday - 7.30am to midnight
Weekends - 8.30am to 4pm

Website 

www.sarniescafe.com




Grilled Haloumi Sliders with Onion Jam & Roasted Cherry Tomatoes (Appetiser) $13

This dish is interesting especially when you sink your teeth into it. You were able to taste different flavors within the bun. Different ingredients were what make the flavour burst out into your mouth. In fact, every component were made from scratch and each bun lovingly kneaded and baked fresh in-house daily. 

 Spicy Buffalo Wings (Appetiser) $14

Buffalo Wings have a hot hot reputation. If you like it spicy, this is definitely must try dish when you are at Sarnies. Get your water ready in case it gets too spicy. 


 Pulled Pork Tacos (available as per piece of as a trio) (Appetizer) $8 or $22

With pulled pork, cabbage, onion and many other ingredients chopped, this seems like a mixed between East and West dish. Generous fillings, just one of these can be quite filling for one person especially this is only an appetizer dish.




Southern Indian Style Hand-Cut Pappardelle with Prawns, Coconut Milk & Curry Leaves (Main) $19.50

Definitely my favourite. Should go for it if you are at Sarnies. Good for those with an adventurous tast buds. The hand made pasta, cooked al dente to order and coated in a light creamy curry sauce. Yummy !



Texas Style Burger with Overnight Smoked Brisket, Homemade Barbeque Sauce, Coleslaw & Hand-Cut Wedges (Main) $26.50

Incredibly juicy tall burger, tender Brisket and definitely not possible to have a full bite of the burger with one mouthful. 



Churros with Chocolate & Salted Caramel Dip (Dessert) $10

Finally, a deserving dessert with dipping sauce to end our feast for the night. 

Here is Sarnies Menu in case, you want to know what is available before you visit them.