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Musical TARU (恐龙复活了!) – A Review

I can’t believe 2018 just passed like that in a blink of an eye. Don’t you think the period between Christmas and New Year’s gives off such a weird feeling? Like you’re still in a Christmassy mood yet you need to keep reminding yourself that Christmas is over. And New Year’s Day is when you realise that not only is Christmas well and truly over (the malls in Singapore don’t seem to believe in the 12 days of Christmas because Chinese New Year decorations are up), but that even the YEAR is over!

My New Year’s resolution for this year is to get off my ass and try something new, each and everyday. I think trying new restaurants and cafes is the easiest (!) but I also want to have new experiences be it in terms of travelling to new places, reading new books or even watching new performances. I have actually been in that framework of mind since December, so I can say December saw a few first from me. One of which is still etched in my mind is my one day trip to JB with 2 friends. It’s the first time I have travelled overseas with friends (not family) in more than a decade, and also probably a decade since I last visited JB. I am itching to go again! Blog post on that JB day trip will be up soon.

Another first that I can report is watching a musical in Mandarin, the Musical TARU! It is a Mandarin production that has been locally adapted from Korea’s No. 1 Family Musical. I have not watched any theatre performances in the longest time due to time constraints, and much less one in Mandarin! It was also Edward’s first musical and the husband’s first musical in Mandarin! My Mandarin isn’t that great, although I definitely can understand conversational Chinese. Even people who do not understand Mandarin can watch the musical because English subtitles are provided via two screens mounted on the left and right walls beside the stage. I had to depend a lot on the subtitles though because it often is a little bit more difficult to decipher what is being said when it is being sung instead of spoken.

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Musical TARU (恐龙复活了!)

Opportunities to watch musicals in English are a plenty in Singapore. However, what about those in Mandarin? Glad to report that from now until 13 Jan 2019, Resorts World Sentosa will be staging Musical  TARU, a Mandarin production that has been locally adapted from Korea’s No. 1 Family Musical. It’s also a musical that is suitable for children, not only because of the catchy songs and dances but because there will also be life-sized dinosaurs!

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Christmas 2018– Festive Delights at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

If you’ve been dreaming of spending Christmas overseas, but can’t for some reason, what about considering spending Christmas in Sentosa? I mean where else can you get the beach resort vibe? The money you save from having to spend on air-tickets overseas can get you a staycation in Sentosa.

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Does this picture not say it all? Lush tropical setting away from the maddening crowd. This picture was taken at the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa’s So SPA, and Sentosa houses the world’s largest So SPA in the world. The So SPA is an annex next to the main hotel wing, with a separate pool just for the spa guests.

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Where to go to meet Santa, experience falling “snow”, shop Christmas markets, enjoy Christmas Carnivals and other festive activities

Check out this list of where to go to watch Christmas Shows, meet Santa, enjoy Christmas Carnivals and Christmas Markets or enjoy some hands-on festive workshops. Or check out this article on places to enjoy a festive meal.

Christmas Shows / Meet & Greet

Marina Square – Robocar Poli and Friends

Get ready to celebrate Christmas with Poli, Helly, Amber & Roy from the popular South Korean cartoon series Robocar Poli at Marina Square! Sing-a-long to festive tunes with Robocar Poli and friends and the first 60 families in the queue at each session will also have the opportunity to meet and greet these lovable characters on stage. Meet & Greet passes will be distributed at the entrance 20 minutes prior to each session on a first-come-first-served basis.

Show Times : Nov 30 – 16 Dec | Tue-Wed 3pm, 7pm | Thur-Sun 1pm, 3pm, 7pm
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NOX Dine in the Dark – A mind-blowing experience

This is probably the only post from me that contains no pictures. Yes, I finally experienced NOX Dine in the Dark, and I have to say this stands out as one of the most memorable dining experiences I have ever had.

Truth be told, when NOX first opened back in 2013, I had briefly heard about it and thought the concept to be gimmicky. When I was contacted for the media tasting, I was surprised to find that they are still around! But after finding out what the concept is all about, and experiencing NOX first hand, I have to say that the experience was nothing short of amazing. If you are looking out for new experiences, or feel like every restaurant is the same these days, you need to go experience NOX.

So what is NOX – Dine in the Dark anyway? As the name suggests, guests dine in a restaurant that is completely pitch black. You have to use your other senses, such as taste, touch, smell and hearing to experience the food. The idea is that without sight, your other senses are heightened for a more exploratory dining journey. The servers are specially trained blind or visually impaired people. The prix fixe three course menu will be served via 12 tasting dishes, ie 4 dishes per course. If you don’t want “spoilers” you should totally go make a reservation right now (Christmas treat maybe?) and not scroll any further.

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