29 May 2014

The Entertainer Singapore App offers 1-For-1 dining and travel deals

I was introduced to this mobile app - The Entertainer App which is useful and cost savings for consumers. The Entertainer Singapore app is packed with over 1,150 buy one get one free offers for Singapore's hottest restaurants, bars, informal dining, spas, activities, attractions and more. Offers are also valid for leading hotels such as Dusit, Oberoi, Banyan Tree and Angsana when you travel overseas.

How to enjoy the deal?
Download the FREE Entertainer App in your mobile via iTunes, Google Play, BlackBerry World or Samsung Apps. The app will ask for your particulars and to set up a PIN used to redeem the deals.
Watch the instructional video to know how it works!
After downloading the app, you could try out the free vouchers. If you would like to enjoy a wider selection of offers, you could purchase The Entertainer Singapore One Month Membership at only S$19 which is worth the spend. After the one month membership, you can simply choose to upgrade to the full product for a further S$76, allowing you to keep redeeming your offers until 30 December 2014.
After purchasing the full product, you could view the available offers.
Select the participating merchant that you would like to make the redemption.

For instance, I had my dinner at Ah Hoi's Kitchen for their Crab noodle and mixed grilled meat.
To enjoy the savings, I'd need to tap on "Main Menu Item" to make the redemption
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.
Before making your payment, click on "Redeem" and you will be asked to enter the PIN.
The merchant will also be asked to enter their PIN. 
The redemption is successful when a Reference number is provided.
After which, you could view the amount of savings for this meal. I have saved S$28.67 for this meal and this is more than what you are paying for the One Month Membership at only S$19.

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The app is definitely value for money which gives you access to all 770+ buy one get one free offers from the date of activation. To purchase the Entertainer Singapore One Month Membership for just S$19 S$15 (Special offer valids till end June), visit - https://www.theentertainerme.com/trysgfor19/
and enter my unique Promo Code - "noob" to participate in the draw conducted by the Entertainer. Among all customers who have downloaded the one month app using the promo code between now till 5 June 2014 end of June, the winner will get the full version of the app FREE!

Meanwhile, The Entertainer is giving away 5 Entertainer Travel Books
You could participate in the giveaway. Click here to read about it!

28 May 2014

Singapore Coins and Notes Museum (Chinatown)

Many of us, who does not collect coins and notes as a hobby, often neglect the beauty of the design on the coins and notes. They have become part of our everyday lives, yet we have not been paying much attention to them.

Well, making a trip to the Singapore Coins and Notes Museum does provide interesting facts and knowledge about the coins and notes that we are using in Singapore. It is worth the trip!
How to get there?
Address: 40 Pagoda Street, Level 1 Singapore 059199
Tel: +65 6222 2486
By Car -
  • Turn into Pagoda Street and park at Chinatown Heritage Centre
  • Or along New Bridge Road, turn left into Smith Street and park at Chinatown Complex
  • Alternatively, along South Bridge Road, turn left into Erskine Road and park at the open carpark in front of Maxwell Food Centre
  • Or along South Bridge Road, turn right into Spring Street and park at the open carpark

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 05189 (Opp Sri Mariamman Temple) - Bus No. 61, 166, 197
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 05013 (People's Park Complex) - Bus No. 2, 12, 33, 61, 63, 80, 143, 197, 961, 961C, 970
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 05131 (Opp Hong Lim Complex) - Bus No. 51, 63, 124, 174, 174e, 186, 851, 961, 961C, 970

Nearest MRT Station: Chinatown (NE4/DT19)

Opening hours
Daily from 10am to 8pm
Information on the design and when the coins and notes are used
Displaying the First Series (Marine), Second Series (Flora) and Third Series (Iconic) coins
2000 Millennium Note

First Inaugural Note issued by MAS
25th Anniversary of Independence of Singapore
 What do you know about the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th series of Singapore notes?
First series
Second series
Third series
I was surprised by the size of the 1st and 2nd series of the Ten-Thousand Note. 
It is almost similar to the size of an A5 paper. That is big!
Fourth series
Information on the Key Security Features
Other currencies are also displayed in the museum

And the machine used for coin making

21 May 2014

Yellow Submarines (Toa Payoh)

Yellow Submarines? According to the Captain, it was love at first bite for Philadelphia Cheesesteaks. He called it Yellow Submarines!
How to get there?
Address: Blk 177 Toa Payoh Central #01-110 Singapore 310177
Tel: 6352 7890

By Car -
  • From Toa Payoh Central, turn left into the open carpark or HDB Hub basement carpark (Electronic system parking)
  • Alternatively, enter the HDB Hub basement carpark from Toa Payoh Lorong 6

By Public Transport - 
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 52239 (Blk 177) - Bus No. 56, 105, 153, 232
  • Alight at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange - Bus No. 8, 26, 28, 31, 73, 88, 90, 139, 141, 142, 143, 145, 155, 157, 159, 163, 231, 232, 235, 238

Nearest MRT Station: Toa Payoh (NS19)

Opening hours
Daily from 10.30am to 10.30pm
Torpedo Fries
Tuna Submarine
Other branch
Bugis Junction
200 Victoria Street, #B1-K24 Singapore 188021
From 10.30am to 10.30pm (Last order at 10pm)

15 May 2014

Ah Poh Bak Kut Teh 亚宝砂煲肉骨茶 (Pontian 笨珍)

Got to know this popular Kedai Makan Ah Poh Bak Kut Teh through my friends. Thanks to Dawn for telling me the directions. My family member and I made a trip there to have our lunch. As we arrived slightly late which is near to their closing time, we nearly missed the chance to have the Bak Kut Teh. I'd suggest arriving early to avoid disappointment. A few came after us didn't managed to have the Bak Kut Teh.
How to get there?
Address: No. 1, Jalan Jutawan, Taman Juta, 82000 Pontian, Johor
Tel: +6012 703 1510

From Singapore, drive towards Kukup. Click here for direction.
After the Malaysia Checkpoint, drive straight and Exit 307, keep left and drive towards Pontian
Drive straight and turn right at the T-junction towards Pontian
Turn left after the blue signage "Setia Eco Gardens" and drive straight (shorter route)
(If you miss the left turn, drive straight and will pass by Setia Eco Gardens which is a longer distance)
Follow the signage directions and you'll reach Pekan Nanas and drive straight towards Pontian Kechil
Upon reaching Pontian Kechil, at the cross-junction, turn right towards Batu Pahat
Drive straight
Cross the bridge
First traffic junction after the bridge, make a U-turn
View of the opposite shop before making U-turn
After the U-turn, in a short distance which is also the first left turn.
Make a left turn towards Jln Taib Utama
Left turn at "Wanda" and drive straight towards the end
The shop is located on your left and there are ample parking lots around the area
Opening hours
Daily from 7am to 1pm
One off day per week (Depends on the shop)

We arrived at 12.30pm which was considered a bit late as we weren't aware of the opening hours.
Luckily, they did have Bak Kut Teh for just two of us.
The meat is quite tender, do eat with the dark sauce. The soup entices the taste buds and is simply delish.
They have other dishes such as Assam Fish, Chicken, etc.
If the shop happens to be closed on that day, you could try Wanton Mee (Pontian) or Heng Heng Wanton Mee (Pontian) which are nearby.

10 May 2014

Restoran Nancy's Kitchen (Malacca)

Having our lunch at Nancy's Kitchen was quite convenient as it was within walking distance from our accommodation, Courtyard@Heeren. Although it was on a not-so-busy weekday, we had to wait for about 20 minutes before we got the table. Positive reviews are given for their Nyonya dishes such as the Babi Cincalok, Babi Pongteh and many more.
How to get there?
Address: No. 7, Jalan Hang Lekir (3rd Cross Street), Off Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka
Tel: +606 283 6099
Popiah RM 3.00

Acar (Small) RM 5.00

Fried Rice (Large) RM 12.00
Ngoh Hiang (Small) RM 6.00
Babi Cincalok RM 10.00
A bit spicy but appetizing.
Pork Pongteh (Small) RM 12.00
This is one of my favorites that I'd definitely order.
The pork is tender and the dish is savory.
Keledek Belacan (Small) RM 8.00
Fried Mee (Small) RM 6.00
Steamed Fish Ginger (Medium) RM 48.00
Otak RM 10.00
Chang Nyonya (Each for RM 4.50)
Fried Rice Sambal (Large) RM 12.00
Ayam Rendang (Small) RM 12.00
Cendol RM 3.50
Nancy's Kitchen Cendol tastes slightly richer (maybe it's the coconut milk).
They have pastries and Nyonya kuihs for sale near the cashier counter.
Thumbs up for the food! Really enjoyed my meal!
Read about my post on Malacca.

Where else have I been in Malacca?