Comments (0) Aug 12 2011
Get Social with Kit Kat
I’ve done this many times but I’m gonna do this again!
Last week was a pretty busy period at work with all the deadlines to meet, work to accomplish, task to be fulfiled. Before F1 to be take place at my workplace next month, I think it’s very important to be able to identify and take heed of the wise advice that I know, you know and everyone else knows: take a break, move down in stakes, evaluate the game and come back to the tables with a clean mind, all ready to charge again!
Working like a machine? Have a break. The chinese saying goes ‘休息是为了走更长的路’.
The next things I wanna plan is…
Buy an air ticket and book a hotel for a 3D2N Bangkok trip as to attend my good friend’s wedding in Bangkok. It has been 18 years since I last went to Bangkok. I know it’s a shopping paradise for all ladies but somehow it did’nt fancy me alot. This time, I shall make use of this trip to attend my friend’s wedding and perhaps do some shopping in Bangkok. Will appreciate if you can provide me with information of any nice recommendations of places to visit, affordable hotel to stay, cheap air tickets and nice restaurants.
Go to Hongkong or Taiwan for a vacation. Believe it or not, I’ve been to many places but Hongkong. It seems like everytime I wanna plan to go Hongkong, I cannot help but to change my flight to Taipei instead. Hongkong for new travelling experience and Taipei for friends visit. I cannot make up my mind but Hollandboy seems to want to go Taiwan instead. Poor boy has been feeling rather down lately. I hope I can make the trip come true and let him have a break away from Europe.
The Kit Kat Yer Big Break challenge will be ending on 12 August. You can always follow me at Sheronism. Thanks to all other Kit Kat bloggers especially William, HP, Angie and Kaiyi who were such fabulous companion in SHINE Youth Festival and Singapore Bloggers Award.
VIVA LA KITKAT!
(Cutesy KitKat-owned-Background by none other than Joanne – Beru Beru)
Comments (0) Aug 11 2011
Hope you all had a good break during National Day and showed some love to our nation! While you all relax and enjoy the National Day Parade, I was soaked in sweat until my underwear was very wet having fun at the parade venue. Instead of hunting for trigger-worthy moments, some of us NDP appointed photographers turned the cameras on ourselves and created our intepretation of The Singapore Spirit!
Aren’t the shots fun? Finally we get to have a break from shooting the audience and show to get our own NDP 2011 memories recorded. Thanks for all the great times during the series of NDP shoots that are a test of endurance and photographic dexterity.
But with passion, we made it. Just as Singapore made it through all the odds! That’s The Singapore Spirit!
For more behind-the-sccene photos and thoughts of NDP 2011, please click here.
Comments (0) Aug 11 2011
How did you celebrate Singapore National Day this year?
Did you manage to get ticket to watch the NDP 2011?
Or you watch it at home with your family?
I got a different experience with friends at the Singapore Flyer!!!
On my way to the Singapore Flyer, I saw parachuters in the sky. It was very spectacular watching them.
I bet it will be even more spectacular!!!
Wishing all of you all a Happy 46th National Day for Singapore!
Wanna take a Singapore Flyer ride too?
Visit http://www.singaporeflyer.com today!!!
Comments (0) Aug 11 2011
Comments (0) Aug 10 2011
I’d spent the National Day with my best friends in Resort World Sentosa.
It’s been some time since I last went outdoor. My friend, Celia booked a hotel room in Hotel Michael in Resort World Sentosa and invited us to Sentosa for a short getaway.
Our deluxe room. We got 2 connecting rooms for 5 of us.
The view out of our window. We can actually see the giantic Merlion. In this picture, it was blocked by the huge trees.
Went to Baits (By Ding Tai Fung) for a sumptuous array of Singapore classics and seafood specialities.
Then off to the Luge and Sky ride. Guess what? As to accodomate the little kid, I actually accompanied him to take 3 x sky rides and 3 x luge ride. Thank god, it rained in the morning hence the weather was quite cooling. I would have become 2 shade tanner if it was a sunny day.
In the evening, we walked to the pool in Hard Rock Hotel for a swim. It was said that the same sand is used at the Hard Rock Hotel pools in Bali, Orlando, Las Vegas and Pattaya. The sand created a ‘beach-effect’ which is something unusual in a hotel.
Me and ‘wifey’ at the Pool.
White BEBE VS Black Armani.
As the sky turned dark, the pool was already quite vacant by 7pm. Is it because of the Hungry Ghost Festival? I’m not sure if there were such myth that we should avoid swimming in the 7th month or not but well.. we still continued to swim anyway.
Dinner at Chillis.
Gaming on Ipad was our only entertainment before the food is here.
What a feast. 4 of us did’nt manage to finish it anyway. Hahahaha…
Shopping in Victoria Secret and I spotted a Passport Holder which I mad love. I ended up leaving the store without buying it as I’m pretty sure I could get it at a much cheaper price in States.
Back to our hotel room and guess what I was doing late at 12am+? Watching Looney Toons cartoon on Ipad with the my friend’s kid.
Last but not least…
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Comments (0) Aug 10 2011
Today is 9th August 2011 and it is also Singapore’s 46th Birthday!!!
Happy Birthday Singapore!!!
Are you guys staying home to watch the NDP 2011 on TV or heading out to NDP 2011 with your NDP tickets?
Well if you didn’t get the tickets and still want to watch the firework live, scroll down here and see the few places you can go to watch the firework.
What time is the firework displaying?
It is usually at the end of the show around 8pm-8.30pm.
I suggest you reach around 7.30pm and get a good spot.
Things you may want to bring:
Drinks, umbrella, picnic mat, some snacks, mini fan and CAMERA!!!
*Take note: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (Girl try not to wear heel !!!)
Enjoy the firework display!!!!
1. Marina Bay Sands Waterfront Boardwalk/Boulevard
This is a great spot. It was only opened last year, you get to see the firework up-close. The Marina Bay Sands Waterfront Boardwalk brings you next to the Marina water’s edge for the perfect view of the whole event. This newly completed timber boardwalk is situated just in front of Marina Bay Sands.
2. Esplanade Waterfront Promenade & Theater
Another recently opened is the Waterfront Promenade. It is also an ideal spot to watch the firework free and close!
The 3.5km waterfront promenade is very convenient to access and provides a continuous route linking the Marina Centre, Collyer Quay and Bayfront areas.
3. Merlion Park
You might need to be there early due to the limited standing area. You can see the firework directly above your head here.
4. The Helix Bridge
The Helix Bridge was opened this year and will be providing photographers a good spot to catch the firework at an interesting angle. The spiraling structure of the bridge with its beautiful lights adds to the atmosphere of watching firework. It add on a new place to see the NDP fireworks this year.
See more about the Helix Bridge
5. The Esplanade Bridge
An alternative place to the Merlion Park where you could get the fireworks real close too.
Youget to capture a nice photo with the Merlion as background for your fireworks photos from the bridge.
It can be quite crowded as well. Therefore, i suggest you reach early to get a good spot.
6. The Marina Barrage
Marina Barrage- a good relaxing place to catch firework. The harbor views along the river is beautiful. You can bring a picnic mat here for a picnic with your family/friends.
7. The Marina Boulevard Open Field
Another good spot for picnic and watch firework!! The open space with green lush at the Marina Boulevard is the all-time favorite among serious photographers.
Watch the firework light up the dark sky here!
8. Clifford Pier
Clifford Pier is another good location for catching the fireworks except it is a bit small area compared to the rest of the locations.
But you may book a table at “One on the Bund” restaurant to dine there and enjoying the firework.
At the same time, you have the convenient of the shopping mall and the toilets nearby too.
10. Esplanade Mall Outdoor Foodcourt
The Esplanade Outdoor Foodcourt – Makansutra Gluttons Bay is very small consider its limited tables and chairs. However, you will get a great view of the firework over there.
Try to be early and grab a good seats.
11. Singapore Flyer Foodcourt
Have your local favorites while taking in the glamorous view of the firework if you sit near to a table facing the bay at the foodcourt at level 1 of the Singapore Flyer.
12. One Fullerton Boardwalk
The stretch of boardwalk with the restaurants facing the Marina Bay Sands is a hot favorite for professional photographers.
However, it is often crowded, so be there early or alternatively book a table at one of the restaurants there to avoid disappointment.
Watching NDP Firework at places which is Not Free
Want to have a more comfortable way of watching the NDP firework? Pampering yourself?
During the National Day, there are some hotels providing some NDP packages which make it more value for money. Although this is not cheap, the room or restaurant is often fully booked and you will need to make early reservation to avoid disappointment.
13. Marina Bay Sands SkyPark
There is no better place to watch the Fireworks other than the newly opened Marina Sands Roof Garden. Recently opened to public and have attracted around 1000 Singaporeans and tourists during last weekend’s NDP rehearsal.
The unobstructed elevated view from the Marina Bay Sands Skypark which is 200 meters above ground provides a 360 degree panorama of Marina Bay at night and has become the newest chic place to visit during this NDP. It has also quickly become the preferred ideal place for professional photographers to capture their magnificent shoots and for anyone who want to celebrate NDP with a new experience. Not only you get the breathtaking view of the firework, the laser show, the city and Marina Bay but you get to see the F15 roaring so close above your head.
Admission: Tickets to the SkyPark can only be bought from 10am on the day of your visit. $20 for adults, $14 for children and $17 for senior citizens.
14. Pinnacle at Duxton
Pinnacle@Duxton is the tallest and recently completed public residents in Singapore. The roof top garden (Skybridge) which is on the 50th floor, provide a new way of watching NDP this year.
Although it is further away from the Padang, it is cheaper and you will still be able to view the firework almost unblocked.
Admission Only 100 members of the public will be allowed to entered and join the residents on August 9. Tickets priced at $10.
15. The Singapore Flyer
Take a fun and leisure ride on the Singapore Flyer at over 160 metres tall to enjoy the full view of the firework.
Admission $29.50 for adults, $20.65 for children, and $23.60 for seniors.
See the Singapore Flyer NDP Promotion.
16. The Marina Sands Hotel
Experience the excitement of NDP and firework at the luxury of a 5-star hotel. The Marina Sands Hotel is newly opened and is the most talk about hotel in Singapore along with its Integrated Resort concept. Check out the promotion packages that come with complementary red wines and SkyPark passes and SkyPark Photo experience. This definitely will be a night you want to be with the rich and famous.
17. The Fullerton Hotel
You can get a close view of the firework at this heritage hotel. During the National Day promotion, you get access to One Fullerton rooftop to view the fireworks display.
Make sure you ask for rooms that facing the fireworks area.
18. Ritz Carlton Millenia
As you know, Ritz Carlton has a very special bathroom and bathtub.
This will be so rememorable!!! Imagine the firework outside your window!
19. Mandarin Oriental
Rooms at the Mandarin Oriental facing the Bay will enjoy an unobstructed view of the firework display at the comfort of the room.
Enjoy some private time with you love one here will be very romantic right.
For a top-of-the-world dining experience, Equinox which is located at Level 70 of Swissotel the Stamford hotel is probably one of the best. It has been one of the popular restaurants to be at during the NDP because no matter if it is at Padang or at Marina Bay, with this height, you could enjoy the firework display without comparison.
There is no better place to view the fireworks than from the top of raffles place, however, be prepared to fork out an extra $100 per head for a window seat.
21. Axis Bar and Lounge
Although not as high as the Equinox or the Axis, at level 4 of Mandarin Oriental hotel, it provides a breathtaking views over Singapore’s Marina Bay and the firework display.
However, ask for seat close to the windows to have a good view.
23. Restaurants at One Fullerton
You should be able to catch a nice view of the firework looking out of the windows of these restaurant such as Palm Beach Seafood, Forlino Italian, Pierside Kitchen & Bar, The Butter Factory, Flo Bar & Lounge, San-Sui Sumiyaki & Tsuki Bar, The Society Bistro, Starbucks Coffee, OverEasy or Jing.
Be there early and ask for window seating for a good view.
Comments (0) Aug 09 2011
A few weeks ago, I went on a vacation, my goal was simple, to enjoy a really good sleep up a mountain and to enjoy the cold climate on top.
And I tell you, I really had a good sleep, I can even smile in my sleep, photo of me sleeping by Angele
Do read up on my adventures in Kuala Lumpur with a new friend I’ve made here!
Will be blogging on my Genting Highlands trip soon! And don’t forget to Have a Break!
Comments (0) Aug 09 2011
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(picture for illustration)
I know I’m pretty much having a break, and haven’t been blogging about Kit Kat, come on, I’m having a break =P
Anyways, if you want a free $200 Kit Kat hamper, simply comment on why you want, I’ll choose a winner randomly.
COMMENT NOW! PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL OR TWITTER
- You must be in Singapore
- You may give me comments like “I want because I want, cannot ah?”
(Originally posted here)
Comments (0) Aug 08 2011
It’s MONDAY today. There’s a ‘Mon’ in Monday and that’s ‘MINE’ in french, if you were’nt aware. Think of it as ‘Myday’ and that will sound more promising start to this week. What’s more its National Day tomorrow. You get a off right? If not, then an Off In Lieu? Hee~
Let’s listen to nice song! I am wery addicted to this song recently. Not exactly a new song but nonetheless worth listening to it again one more time. It is Price tag by Jessie J featuring B.O.B. Love the lyrics of this song.
Original MV at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxX-QOV9tI&NR=1
Lyrics Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-TSaH7T7_k
PS: Live your life and risk it all. Take some chances, take the fall. Take your time, no need to hurry. Have some fun, and never worry.
Comments (0) Aug 08 2011