28 January 2015

Intercontinental Hotel 洲际城市酒店 (Singapore)

My friends and I stayed over at Intercontinental Hotel and we enjoyed our stay! The hotel is located next to Bugis Junction where we could shop and return to the hotel room at our convenience. The outdoor pool is also great for a swim in the morning as the building next to the hotel, sheltered the pool from the scorching sun. 
Checking in the hotel was a breeze and we were given the room on the highest floor. Hooray!
The hotel provided great service that ensured our stay was a good one.
We encountered some issues and called the concierge a few times for assistance.
Their staff were friendly and ready to serve us with a great smile.
Room is equipped with nice amenities.
Spacious bathroom with bathtub provided.
Many TV Channels to choose from.
Magazines are available for your reading too.
How to get there?
Address: 80 Middle Road Singapore 188966

By Car -
  • Along Victoria Street, turn right to Middle Road and turn left into Intercontinental Singapore Hotel carpark

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 01039 (North Bridge Commercial Cplx) - Bus No. 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197, 851
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 01119 (Bugis Junction) - Bus No. 2, 12, 33, 130, 133, 960
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 01112 (Opp Bugis Junction) - Bus No. 7, 12, 63, 80, 175, 197, 851, 960, 980

Nearest MRT Station: Bugis

21 January 2015

I'm KIM Korean BBQ

안녕하세요 I'm KIM! A Korean BBQ restaurant opened at School of The Arts, offers buffet style BBQ at affordable prices.

The restaurant is spacious and could accommodate 70 persons or more.
It consists of many ventilators on the ceiling so we won't smell that bad after the BBQ.
Let's get started!
Waiting for it to heat up, we went to get some meat and other food.
Wide variety of meat such as the spicy pork collar, pork belly, bacon, garlic chicken, marinated ribeye, beef roll, beef short ribs and many more. And the meat are well marinated.
I prefer the Signature Volcano Chicken. Thumbs up for the spicy taste!
We got the prawns, golden mushroom, kimchi and fresh lettuce.
The restaurant provides potato wedges, chicken nuggets, sweet potatoes, chicken wings, rice rolls, tteokbokki (rice cakes), japchae (glass noodles), buchimgae (pancakes) and potato salad.
And free flow of non-alcoholic drinks (ice water, lime juice, mango juice, rice punch and korean barley tea)!
What's essential for me is the garlic, chilli and onion to go along with the meat.
What's Korean BBQ without the alcohol? We ordered the Makkoli! 
Chris suggested adding a little Makkoli to the ginseng chicken soup and it tasted good.
Help yourself to the soups - Seaweed soup, Ginseng Chicken soup, Kimchi soup and Mushroom soup.
Ice cream are sold near the cashier.
We had the Boonguhbbang (Red Bean Ice cream Sandwich), Melona (Melon Bar) and the Bbongddah (ice cream in tube).
Affordable prices
How to get there?
Address: 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of the Arts #01-04/05/06/07 Singapore 227968
Tel: +65 62387218 (For reservation)
I'm KIM Korean BBQ Facebook

By Car -
  • Along Orchard Road, turn left to Zubir Said Drive and park at School of the Arts (SOTA does not have Motorcycle Parking)
  • Alternatively, park at PoMo, The Cathay or Plaza Singapura (about 10 mins walk)

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 08079 (School of the Arts) - Bus No. 64, 65, 131, 139, 147, 166, 857
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 08058 (MacDonald Hse) - Bus No. 64, 65, 139
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 08057 (Dhoby Ghaut Stn) - Bus No. 7, 14, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 162, 167, 171, 174, 175, 190, 502, 518, 700, 972

Nearest MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Opening hours
Mon to Fri: 11.30am to 2.30pm (Last order at 2pm), 5pm to 10.30pm (Last order at 10pm)
Sat & Sun/PH: 11.30am to 10.30pm (Last order at 10pm)

19 January 2015

Entertainer Singapore 2015 Launch Party @ Lime House

The Entertainer held the launch party at Lime House to share about the Entertainer Singapore 2015 app.
I met new bloggers and very much enjoyed myself at the party.
We were served with canapés and classic punch.
Back to the focus on the Entertainer Singapore 2015 App!
What is the Entertainer Singapore 2015 App about?
It's an app that allows you to save while you enjoy. The paid version app entitles you to 3 vouchers per merchant. Each voucher allows you to enjoy the offer of buy 1 get 1 free dining, travel or lifestyle deals.
Check it out at the Entertainer Singapore website!
You can choose between having the book or app.
I suggest having the app which is very handy.

Not sure how to use it? Here's a blog tutorial by Alvin - http://alvinology.com/2015/01/15/a-tutorial-on-how-to-use-the-entertainer-2015-app/

Great News for early birds!
For a limited time, purchase the Entertainer Singapore Mobile 2015 app at a low price of S$60 (usual price at S$75).
Enjoy a further 10% discount by using the promo code "2015ALVIN" to get the app at S$54! 
This promo code will last till end February 2015.

Keen to check out Lime House?
Lime House is one of the merchants on the app offering 1-for-1 deals and it serves Caribbean food.

Address: 2 Jiak Chuan Road Singapore 089260

Opening hours
Mon to Fri: 5pm to 12pm
Sat: 12pm to 12am

(Photos Courtesy of The Entertainer)

14 January 2015

Two Chefs Eating Place 双厨菜馆

My colleague brought us to Two Chefs Eating Place for lunch. That was my first time trying the Zi Char and the food was palatable and affordable. It wasn't crowded during lunch hours but when I went with my friends on a Friday evening, the place was packed with people.
These are what we had!
Drunken Cockles (S$6)
Cold cockles served with garlic and chilli padi. If you are a fan of cockles, try this!
Butter Ribs (S$8 - S$16)
Butter ribs covered with milk powder and after having a few pieces, I found it a bit sweet for me.
Stirred Fried Broccoli (S$8 - S$12)
Hotplate Beancurd (S$8 - S$12)
Omelette (S$6 - S$12)
Sambal Kang Kong (S$8 - S$12)
Ginger Onion Deer Meat (S$14 - S$22)
Stirred Fried Yam (S$8 - S$12)
The fried yam are sugarcoated.
Seafood Beancurd (S$8 - S$12)
Golden Mushroom Beancurd (S$8 - S$12)
 Herbal Chicken
How to get there?
Address: Blk 116 Commonwealth Crescent #01-129 Singapore 140116
Tel: +65 6472 5361
Two Chefs Eating Place website
By Car -
  • Along Commonwealth Avenue, turn left into Commonwealth Drive and turn left into Commonwealth Link. Shortly, turn right to the carpark.
  • Alternatively, turn left to the open carpark or drive straight to park at the kerbside carpark lots.

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 11439 (Blk 92) - Bus No. 195
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 11071 (Blk 97) - Bus No. 93, 105, 123, 153, 186, 855, 961, 961C
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 11169 (Commonwealth Stn) - Bus No. 32, 100, 105, 111, 145, 147, 195, 196, 198, 970

Nearest MRT Station: Commonwealth

Opening hours
Daily from 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 11.30pm

Other outlet
Two Chefs @ Sin Ming
409 Sin Ming Avenue #02-01 Singapore 570409

07 January 2015

Llaollao (Plaza Singapura)

"Small pleasures, Great flavours!"
Pronounced as "Yao Yao", the natural frozen yogurt made from skimmed milk. I read that llaollao is overrated but I agree to disagree. If you like the frozen yogurt, you'll just simply buy it.
I'd still buy llaollao despite the long queue at Plaza Singapura, just to satisfy my craving.
So there I was, choosing my combination which is usually the Sanum or the Large cup.
Next, choose the crunch. For Sanum, I'd usually go for the almond crocanti.
And fruits to go along with the Sanum.
Lastly, choose the sauce.
I had the Large cup with 3 toppings of almond crocanti.
Chris had her Sanum and Large cup too.
Joyce, Peiyun, Chris and I went back for more llaollao when we were nearby Plaza Singapura.
Often, my Sanum's topping is either wild strawberries or wild berries. I like it sweet and sour.
This time, I tried the Raffallao sauce (white chocolate, coconut, biscuit and brittle) which tastes great too.
How to get there?
Address: 68 Orchard Road #01-22A Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839

By Car -
  • Along Orchard Road, turn left into Handy Road and park at Plaza Singapura, The Atrium or The Cathay

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 08057 (Dhoby Ghaut Stn) - Bus No. 7, 14, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 162, 167, 171, 174, 175, 190, 502, 502A, 518, 700, 972
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 08058 (MacDonald Hse) - Bus No. 64, 65, 139

Nearest MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Other Outlets
313 Somerset
313 Orchard Road #B3-55

Marina Square Shopping Mall
Marina Link #B1-04

Bugis
201 Victoria Street #03-27

Singapore Polytechnic
500 Dover Road Polytechnic Food Court 3

United Square Shopping Mall
101 Thomson Road #01-K14

West Mall
1 Bukit Batok Central Link #01-K6

Westgate
3 Gateway Drive Unit #03-02, Westgate Mall

NTU (Nanyang Technological University)
Blk SS3-B4-03, South Spine, 50 Nanyang Avenue

NUH
1 Lower Kent Ridge Road #01-37 One@KentRidge (NUH Medical Center)

For the updated list, visit Llaollao Singapore website / Llaollao Singapore Facebook