Archive for August, 2012

Kitchen Language Restaurants cook up a storm

Attended Far East’s Media Party held at Oasia Hotel opposite Novena MRT yesterday. It was a blast and I really enjoyed myself!

You may be familiar with Far East Organization as a property and shopping mall developer, but did you know that Far East Organization also has a Food & Beverage arm as well as a Hotel arm?

Far East Hospitality operates the largest hospitality portfolio in Singapore, comprising of 8 hotels and 9 serviced residences. Heard of Orchard Parade Hotel, Village Hotels and Quincy Hotel? Those are all under Far East Hospitality. And of course Oasia Hotel, which I will blog about in the next post.

Yesterday was the launch of the new StayFarEast.com website. With the launch, the group is offering 40% off its Best Available Rates with a minimum of 2 nights’ stay from 1 September 2012 to 3 March 2013. Bookings must be made between 28 August and 3 September 2012.

Kitchen Language Restaurants

But for me, the highlight of the evening had to be dinner, served up by the various Kitchen Language Restaurants. Did I mention that Kitchen Language is the F&B arm of Far East Organization? Cold Stone Creamery, KUMO, OChre, SALTA, SPRING JuChunYuan, Saltwater Cafe, Zaffron, Quiznos Sub and Tully’s Coffee are all operated by Kitchen Language.

All the food tasted fantastic, so I won’t comment too much but to let the pictures do the talking.

Far East Hospitality Media Party at Oasia Hotel (4)

Far East Hospitality has won awards from Trip Advisor so the Ollie the Owl was here to lend support. I’m not too sure why he seems to perpetually have a shocked look. Maybe he’s shocked at the rock bottom hotel deals out there….

Zaffron
Kitchen Language Zaffron (2)

Kueh Pieti

KUMO Japanese Kaiseki Restaurant
Kitchen Language Kumo (2)

Delicious and succulent sashimi

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Zespri Kiwifruit Goodie Bag Giveaway!

Ok who’s up for another freebie contest??? I hope you’ve enjoyed the Kiwifruit posts that I have been inundating you with in the last 1 month. The good people of Zespri Kiwifruit have decided to reward you with some great goodies! Check out what you stand to win in each goody bag.

Zespri Kiwifruit Goodie Bag

Each goodie bag contains the following:-

  • 3 of the kiwi holders and spives (spife = spoon & knife)
  • 1 kitchen apron and glove set
  • 3 sets of washing sponges
  • 3 mini shopping bag soft toys
  • 1 Zespri recyclable shopper bag
  • 2 yellow kiwi thumb drives

Kiwifruit Thumb drive

The thumbdrives are especially cute! I really love them!

Here are the details of the contest:-

  1. Like 365days2play’s Facebook
  2. Share my Facebook post regarding this contest
  3. Leave a comment at my Facebook contest post stating that you have done so.
  4. Name one reason why you should eat more Kiwifruit. Submit the answer via my Facebook post.
  5. Contest ends 2 September 2012 Sunday 23:59!
  6. Five winners will be selected and the prizes will be couriered to the winners!

Bangkok Street Food

This will be a series of posts on my recent trip to Bangkok, the Capital of Thailand. The last time I was there for a holiday was way back in 2006. 6 years later, I feel that Bangkok has changed somewhat from what I remember it to be. There are just malls and malls and malls lining the streets, with more shopping malls being built as we speak. Obviously, Bangkok has always been a shopping haven, but it just seems even more overwhelming now. And previously, a number of the malls were average looking, but now, each mall looks so glitzy! I especially love Siam Paragon, which I did not get to visit back in 2006.

But to me, a holiday’s never only about shopping. I love exploring the side streets and scrutinising how the locals live. So while I enjoy the glitz and cleanliness of the new malls (I use the toilets there), it’s the dirty alleyways and the roadside food stalls that truly makes my holiday.

Enjoy the pictures below of the roadside stalls near my hotel. There will be many more posts on Bangkok so do stay tuned. If you’ve come by my blog in search of Singapore food, do use the Search Function located at the top of the right side bar.

Bangkok Roadside Food Stalls (13)

I like these round balls very much. They were cooked right in front of me and piping hot. Looks like a humongous fish ball, but tastes of coconut and tapioca, and still a little gooey in side. Only 25 baht for 6! Scroll down to the end to see how he makes them.

Bangkok Roadside Food Stalls (3)

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Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal Exhibition

Great news for fans of Andy Warhol who have yet to view the exhibition at the ArtScience Museum, the 15 Minutes Eternal Exhibition is being extended to 21 October 2012! Even better, the ArtScience Museum is dishing out FREE TICKETS for the Andy Warhol exhibition, and there are 2 ways to get your hands on the tickets.

Method 1:

ArtScience Museum will be bringing lookalikes of Andy Warhol, along with his celebrity muse, Marilyn Monroe, to the streets of Singapore. From now to 20 August, the two icons will be wandering the vicinity of ArtScience Museum and Orchard Road. Visitors who spot these two roaming artists on their rounds can take photos of either model, and bring the snapshots to at any Marina Bay Sands box office to redeem their complimentary pass to Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal Exhibition.

Method 2:

From now to 26 August, guests to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands can also snap a photo of yourselves at one of the two Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal booths located within the shopping mall to redeem a complimentary pass to the exhibition. All you need to show at the ticket counter is either physical copies of the photographs or digital images stored on your phones.

A little background about the Andy Warhol Exhibition and PICTURES!

I had the opportunity to tour the Andy Warhol Exhibition thanks to Marina Bay Sands’s invitation. To be frank, I knew nuts about Andy Warhol, save for the fact that he created some art piece using Campbell Soup cans and that he was the guy who came up with the quote that everyone would be world famous for 15 minutes.

Touring the exhibition was interesting for me, and at times, pretty surreal too. After visiting the art museums in the UK and in Singapore, I’ve come to view myself as a oil paintings kind of person and I know that I loath abstract art. The Andy Warhol art exhibits are kind of like in the middle. They are not abstract, yet you do need a fair amount of interpretation on your part in order to appreciate them. The Campbell Soup art piece is one such example. Andy Warhol’s brand of art is known as Pop Art, as he drew inspiration from popular culture such as branded products and comic books.

Andy Warhol’s artworks are displayed in a chronological fashion, via 4 different stages of his life, starting from his early artistic years in the 1940’s to his final works in the 190s.

For ticketing information, click here. If you haven’t already seen the Harry Potter Exhibition, you can buy a joint Harry Potter Andy Warhol ticket and save loads.

Meanwhile, here are some pictures to enjoy. All photos are courtesy of © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and Marina Bay Sands. Do note that photography is not allowed within the exhibitions.

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Free & Easy Trip to Resorts World Genting!

Never thought that I will be writing a post for Genting because I never thought that I would be going to Genting again! It’s not that I don’t like Genting,it’s that I can’t find people to go to Genting with me! Everyone as more or less been there at least once in their lifetime, usually as teenagers, and most people seem to remember it as a pretty run down and boring place. To tell you the truth, that’s what I remember about my trip to Genting as well nearly TEN YEARS ago. In fact, it was only a day trip for me from KL, and all I can remember is the lovely cool weather. The attractions? All I can remember is that Genting has a Casino and a Theme Park.

Since it was TEN YEARS ago that I was last there, I’ve been wanting to go back there again to give it a second chance. But as mentioned, nobody, not even my parents want to endure the journey up the winding hill. The Partner did say he would accompany me, IF I PAID.

FINE. So I prayed to the gods, and guess what, my prayers just might be answered if Nuffnang picks me to attend the Free & Easy Trip to Resorts World Genting!

I’ve been perusing their website inside out and upside down to see what would be the activities I would do there on the 3D2N stay. I’m quite amazed to say that based on what I see from the website, Resorts World Genting is completely different from what I remembered it to be all those years ago! Let me share with you some of the attractions that I really want to visit.

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