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Crossroads Cafe – New Menu available including Impossible burger!

Marriott Crossroads Cafe - Steak Frites T-Bone (900gm-1kg) - $168

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Crossroads Cafe has recently launched new items to its menu. As the name suggests, Crossroads Cafe is located at at the crossroads of Orchard Road. It’s so conveniently located that it’s always bustling no matter the time of the day. Even the tourists and Marriott’s hotel guests who flock to the cafe know that it is the place to people watch while downing a cold drink or having a meal. It may be called a cafe but with its East-meets-West menu, you can get proper meals here such as steaks, pastas, burgers, local delights like hor fun, salads and even oysters.

I was recently invited to sample the new dishes that Crossroads Cafe has come up with. Scroll down to find out more.

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Top Tips When Starting an Online Business

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Have you finally decided to start an online business? If so, congratulations are in order. A growing number of freelancers are taking to the virtual community in order to more effectively promote their products and services. It is still a fact that knowing where to begin can represent a tricky situation. This actually prevents may would-be entrepreneurs from ever taking the next step. This is also why formulating a proverbial "game plan" with the help of an e-commerce provider is an excellent option to consider. Let us look at what you will need to address ahead of time as well as what type of mentality is associated with success.

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HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam–Fun resort hotel with lots to do for the whole family!

HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam - Family Room

If you have been following me on Instagram, you would have seen me spamming a lot of Batam pictures on Instastories. Yes, I spent a grand total of 4 days in Batam! It was my first time in Batam and it was great. Truth be told, I have been wanting to go to Batam for the longest time. However most people have already been to Batam at least once so it was difficult to find an enthusiastic partner. So I was really happy when I was contacted by HARRIS Hotels to check out two of their properties : HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam and HARRIS Hotel Batam Center. (Promo code available right at the end of the post!) (Also win a free night’s stay at HARRIS WATERFRONT by entering my contest)

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Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao – Refreshed menu means it’s time to visit again

When was the last time you visited Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao? If you haven’t been in recent times, now’s a great time to revisit as the Michelin one starred restaurant popular for its Northern Chinese specialities has recently refreshed its all-day dining menu.

My family and I had the pleasure of checking out their new menu recently. Here’s what we tried and our take on it.

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao - Signature Assorted XLB (Original, Salted egg yolk, Chilli crab & Black truffle)

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao – Signature Assorted XLB (Original, Salted egg yolk, Chilli crab & Black truffle) $17.80

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Paya Lebar Quarter opens! – 5 reasons why you should visit

Those of you living or working in the East, rejoice because Paya Lebar Quarter Mall has finally opened! Yes the massive construction that has been plaguing my eyes for the last few years whenever I have to change trains at Paya Lebar MRT interchange has finally ceased, and a new mall has sprouted in its place. So what’s the big deal about this mall since it might turn out to be just the same as any other mall? Well here are 5 things are unique to Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ), or at least not commonly found in other malls.

  1. PLQ Plaza – This huge plaza is sure to play host to numerous events and activities. But even when nothing is on, its still a great place to sit and people watch while having a takeaway meal. Yes colourful PLQ chairs and tables have been provided just for this purpose. There is a row of takeaway shops comprising cafes and a chicken rice store, so you don’t even have to step into the mall if you are pressed for time. Children too will love the sheltered spacious plaza for running about, which includes a flat fountain area (think Bugis and Clarke Quay). There is also an outdoor children’s play area
  2. Smigy Indoor Playground – You might find Smigy familiar as they are a clothing store located at Suntec City. They’ve now come up with a children’s Indoor Playground at PLQ. This is great news for parents who don’t drive because this is one of the rare few indoor playgrounds in malls connected to MRT stations. At least that is so in the East.
  3. IT big players – Is it just me or does PLQ seem to boast quite a number of big IT and Telecommunications players? They have Gadget Mix, Hua Wei, iStudio and even Challenger
  4. There’s more to PLQ than just food – What’s a person to do if they don’t want to eat or buy something? Well here are the things you can do at PLQ
    • Watch a movie at at Shaw Theatres – 12 movie halls including premium halls and an IMAX theatre with the latest laser projection technology
    • Sing Karaoke at Sing My Song Family Karaoke
    • Feed your competitive streak and need to win at Zone X arcade
    • Get your creative juices out at Our Art Studio – Art lessons, Art Jamming, Art Parties. Put some colour in your lives!
    • Take photos at the instagrammable walls with props already conveniently provided, or have your photo printed for free.
  5. A number of new to Singapore F&Bs – Well we can’t really run far away from food, so what’s new in the F&B scene? Check out Mom’s Touch, which is a South-Korean fast food chain famous hand-battered and hand-breaded chicken and burgers, brought in by the No Singboard Gruop. Or Fong Sheng Hao, Taiwan & Singapore’s First Charcoal Grilled Toast / Milk Tea Store. A pork and egg cheese sandwich costs about $6.50. Others include Lucky Bird (Singapore chicken rice with a modern twist), Hayai (Onigirazu without pork or lard), and Wursthans Switzerland (authentic Swiss sausages restaurant).

So there you have it, 5 things about Paya Lebar Quarter Mall that will hopefully keep the crowds coming back. Scroll down for all the pictures!

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