31 October 2013

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks Celebrates its 10th Year Anniversary! New Snack Launch, A Host of Giveaways and Promotion!

Being a pioneer in Singapore for their Taiwan Street Snacks, Shihlin has established over 100 outlets in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. And in conjunction with the celebration of their 10th Year Anniversary, they will be launching new street snack, Crispy Salt Pepper Mushroom from 1st November 2013

Priced at S$3.20, the golden mushroom is coated with a light golden batter which makes it crispy and it also comes in 5 different flavours to choose from – Original, Kimichi, Seaweed, Sour Cream and Wasabi which are highly appetizing and addictive! I like the Seafood and Wasabi flavours!
Not forgetting their authentic Taiwan street snacks favourites – XXL Crispy Chicken, Crispy Floss Egg Crepe, Handmade Oyster MeeSua, Seafood Tempura and Sweet Plum Potato Fries.
Their dedicated staff who is prepaing our XXL Crispy Chicken and Seafood Tempura!
Here's the...
XXL Crispy Chicken
Crispy Floss Egg Crepe
Handmade Oyster MeeSua
Seafood Tempura
I am quite addicted to their Seafood Tempura!
Sweet Plum Potato Fries
Their Sweet Plum Potato Fries has also undergone a “makeover” with an improved recipe. Now, it comes with flavoursome light golden batter, dusted with plum powder which tastes crunchy and yet softer and more fleshy on the inside.

10th Year Anniversary Collectible Cards 
with Grand Prize of S$10,000 and Instant Win
From 1st November to 31st December 2013, with a minimum S$5.00 purchase of any Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks items, customers will receive a 10th Year Anniversary collectible card. There are 10 cards to be launched over the 8 weeks, each with a different design, depicting a significant milestone of Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks over the decade. Each card will also consist of an Instant Win, with prizes such as S$1.00 off selected snack items, 1-For-1 Crepe or Seafood Tempura, $0.30 off Sweet Plum Potato Fries.

Customer who collects all 10 different design cards will win a grand prize of S$10,000 cash*. 

For more information, please visit their Facebook or Website.

*If the Grand Prize is not redeemed by 10th January 2014, 11:59:59pm GMT, it will be donated to a charity of the management’s choice.

Limited Edition Pencil Umbrella
From 11th Nov 2013, with every purchase of Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks’ XXL Crispy Chicken at S$3.80, customers can purchase a limited edition pencil umbrella at S$3.90 (U.P S$7.90). This promotion is available at all Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks outlets.

5 Days Free Giveaways of your 
Favourite Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks
As part of their 10th Year Anniversary celebration, Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is giving away 100 free products every day between 3pm to 4pm*, from 25th to 29th November 2013 at one selected outlet. No purchase is required and limited to one free product per customer.

Free Product
25th Nov
Seafood Tempura / Sausage Cheese Egg Crepe
Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-106 S038983
26th Nov
Seafood Tempura / Mushroom Cheese Egg Crepe
313 Somerset
313 Orchard Road #B3-50A S238895
27th Nov
Sweet Plum Potato Fries / Mushroom Cheese Egg Crepe
Tampines Mall
4 Tampines Central 5 #B1-K4 S529510
28th Nov
XXL Crispy Chicken / Seafood Tempura
23 Serangoon Central #03-K12 S556083
29th Nov
Sweet Plum Potato Fries / Sausage Cheese Egg Crepe
50 Jurong Gateway #B1-K08 S608549

*while stocks last. Terms and conditions apply. The management decision on any matter whatsoever in relation to this Free Giveaway redemption exercise shall be final and binding.

29 October 2013

Dough & Grains

"They care about what you eat!" I got to know of this bread shop while having the tour around Tiong Bahru Estate. It is the first TCM bread retailer where they have very unique flavours of bread such as the Black Pearl, Ruby Tomato, Lotus Green Bean, Wolfberry Chrysanthemum, Jade Lychee, Ying & Yang and etc. They made efforts to discover the benefits of incorporating the chinese traditional herbs into the bread that are healthy and good for the body.
They moved out of Tiong Bahru estate but is still operating at their current store at Chinatown Point.

How to get there?
Address: 133 New Bridge Road #B1-46 Singapore 059413

By Car/Bike -
  • Along Upper Cross Street and before Eu Tong Sen Street, turn right into Chinatown Point carpark entrance.

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 05049 (Chinatown Pt) - Bus No. 2, 12, 33, 54, 143, 147, 190
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 05131 (Opp Hong Lim Cplx) - Bus No. 51, 63, 124, 174, 186, 851, 961, 970

Nearest MRT Station: Chinatown (Exit E)

Opening hours
Daily from 11am to 9pm
White Pearl - Raw Sugar, raisins and walnuts.
Black Pearl - Consists of Shou Wu, Bamboo Charcoal, Walnut.
Lotus Green Bean (Salted) - Replenish "Qi" and blood.
Wolfberry Chrysanthemum - Replenishes blood and good for the eyes.
Ruby Tomato - Red Yeast Rice with Tomatoes, prevents muscle weakness, bloating and intestinal disorders.
Walnut Yam - Yam prevents heart attack and stroke, Walnuts decreased risk of certain cancers.
Jade Lychee - Consists of Green Tea, Lychee and Apricot (Lower Cholesterol).
Ying & Yang - Combination of black sesame paste and white sesame.
Updated as at 10 Jan 2015.

25 October 2013

Laman's Delight (Russian Homemade Cakes)

Have you tried Russian homemade cakes before? Well, this is my first time and it tastes real good. Chanced upon these freshly baked Russian homemade cakes at PasarBella, Turf City and I'd recommend purchases of the cakes and jams. The cakes look enticing and have very rich flavour that they taste uniquely yummy. They come in big portion that cost S$8 per slice which I think is quite reasonable. Besides the cakes, they do sell homemade jams which are very special too.
How to get there?
Address: PasarBella @ The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Bukit Timah Singapore 287994
Tel: 9735 0071 (Look for Laman Bagheri)

By Car/Bike -
  • Along Dunearn Road, turn left into Swiss Club Road or Turf Club Road and drive towards the open carpark

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 42029/ 42021 (Aft Swiss Club Road/ Aft Maple Ave) - Bus No. 66, 67, 74, 77, 151, 154, 157, 170, 171, 174, 852, 961, 961C, 970, 563 (563 stops at bus stop Aft Maple Ave) 

Nearest MRT Station: Botanic Gardens (Take Bus No. 66, 67, 151, 154, 170, 171) / Sixth Ave (Under Construction)

Opening hours
Saturdays & Sundays: 10am to 9pm
For pre-orders/collection on other days, please call Laman in advance.

I favour the Drunken Cherry as the flavour is rich.
Very unique Homemade Jams!
The Raspberry Jam tastes a bit sour but just nice and the Rose Jam tastes sweet, depends on your preference.

22 October 2013

Sri Mariamman Temple

Founded in 1827 by Naraina Pillai, Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple built in Dravidian style. It had also been gazetted a national monument due to its historical significance. The temple has become a popular tourist attraction.

For information on its historical background, please visit Wikipedia or National Heritage Board
How to get there?
Address: 244 South Bridge Road Singapore 058793

By Car/Bike -
  • Along South Bridge Road, turn left into Erskine Road and turn right into the Maxwell Food Centre open carpark (Coupon parking).
  • Alternatively, along South Bridge Road, turn right into Sago Lane and park at the open carpark (Coupon parking).

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 05189 (Opp Sri Mariamman Temple) - Bus No. 61, 166, 197
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 05269 (Maxwell Rd FC) - Bus No. 80, 145

Nearest MRT Station: Chinatown (10-15 minutes walk)

You will be required to pay a fee of S$3 for photo taking and S$6 for video taking inside the temple. The temple will usually be crowded during Deepavali which happens in the month of October or November. No footwear is allowed in the temple.

21 October 2013

Sentosa Spooktacular 2013

Sentosa's signature Halloween event, Sentosa Spooktacular 2013, has launched its night preview on 18 October 2013. In the inaugural collaboration between Sentosa and renowned movie production studio GMM Tai Hub Co. Ltd (GTH), Sentosa Spooktacular 2013 kicks the horror-o-meter up by presenting its five most realistic horror trails from the international acclaimed films - Coming Soon, Shutter, Body, Dorm and Pee Mak.
Mr. Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Senior Director of International Business for GTH, mentioned that Sentosa Spooktacular is a good platform that allows them to work with Sentosa, to transform these stories to horror trails for international visitors to heighten their Halloween experience.
Successful opening of the Sentosa Spooktacular 2013!
Visitors will have to walk through the haunted trails and experience the intensity of the atmosphere which will trigger their senses of sight, smell, sound and touch. 
We were greeted by the "hanging body" when we first entered
and the "ghosts" that were drifting around. Scary!
The props design and light effects definitely brought some eerie feeling.
Dorm was the first haunted trail. It was about a boarding school loner, Wichien, who fell down a well and met his doom on one fateful summer. However, no one noticed his absence. Feeling desolated, he is determined to make his absence felt. Slowly, kids started to go missing and drowning incidents happened.
 We were briefed of the navigation and reminded to recite this chant and help Wichien reincarnate!
More "ghosts" await you after exiting the Dorm.
Next, we went to the Body. The story is about Chon, a medical student who performed countless autopsies, was seriously perturbed by nightmares filled with a corpse that he had recently studied. This corpse belonged to Dararai who was gruesomely slaughtered and the vengeful soul has set a deadly curse on the faculty. Something has to be done to lift the curse!
This trail sent shivers down our spines as we encountered hanging bodies and we were required to walk through the bodies to get to the next area.

 Subsequently, we went to Shutter and Pee Mak. 
Shutter is about the photographer, Tun who noticed mysterious white shadows in his shots and knew something was amiss. He came to realise that Natre, his ex-girlfriend who was violated by his best friends and was driven to commit suicide, came back for revenge.

Pee Mak tells the story of Mak who invited his four best friends to visit his hometown and introduced them to his beautiful wife, Nak and their new-born child. But soon, they heard rumours that Nak had died during childbirth. In order to save Mak, the horrifying truth of his ghostly wife must be revealed.
Visitors will be given a mission so that to put Nak's soul to rest.

Lastly, we went to Coming Soon that is about Chaba, an actress who was suffocated to death in the last scene of a production due to a technical mishap. The crew stood transfixed by what they thought was a breathtaking execution. Now, she's back with no one's off the hook from her lethal hex. 
Find means to break the spell with a seal from Chaba!

Tickets on sale now!
Hurry and purchase the tickets to experience the haunted trails!

Sentosa Spooktacular 2013
Jointly produced with GTH (Creator of Coming Soon, Shutter, Pee Mak, Body and Dorm)
19th (Sold Out), 20th, 25th, 26th (Sold Out), 31st October, 1st and 2nd November 2013
7pm to 11pm (Last entry at 9pm, not advisable as you'll need to queue for entry)
Horror Trails:
1. Dorm
2. Body
3. Shutter
4. Pee Mak
5. Coming Soon
Ticket Price:
Standard Purchase
Valid between 16 October to 2 November. While stocks last!
Tickets Available at:
1. Sentosa Spooktacular Website: http://www.spooktacular.com.sg
2. Sentosa Ticketing Counters

When you purchase tickets to Sentosa Spooktacular at Sentosa Ticketing Counters on 31st October 2013, you will also be entitled for free movie tickets to Pee Mak, offered by Golden Village, the leading cinema exhibitor and cinema partner. 

Besides the Standard Ticket, you could purchase the other 2 passes:

  • 'Kia Gui' (Scared of Ghost) pass at S$16.60 which admits you to Fort Siloso only, excludes admission to the haunted trails.
  • Fast Pass at S$26.60 that provides Priority Entry to all 5 trails. Purchase in addition to Standard Ticket, excludes admission to Fort Siloso and Haunted trails. 

How to get to Sentosa Spooktacular?
By Car -
  • Along Keppel Road, turn into Sentosa Gateway and follow the indications for entry
  • To get to Sentosa Spooktacular, park at Beach Station Car Park and board the Ghost Rider Bus or Tram to Fort Siloso.
  • Admission and parking charges apply

Bike is not allowed to enter Sentosa. Park at Vivocity or the open carpark opposite Vivocity (coupon parking).

By Public Transport - 
  • Cable Car - Take from Harbourfront Tower II, operates daily from 8.45am to 10pm. Tickets available at S$26 (Adult) and S$15 (Child). Alight at Imbiah Lookout and take Sentosa Express to Beach Station, board the Ghost Rider Bus or Tram to Fort Siloso.
  • Sentosa Express - Take from Vivocity Level 3, operates daily from 7am to 12 mn. Tickets available at S$4. Alight at Beach Station and board the Ghost Rider Bus or Tram to Fort Siloso.
  • Buses to Harbourfront - Bus No. 65, 80, 93, 188, 855, 10, 30, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166

Nearest MRT Station: Harbourfront

More information to get to Sentosa is available at www.sentosa.com.sg.