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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cafe Delmar in Sentosa

Cafe Del mar is located inside Sentosa and is a great place for couples to go there. You may want to consider this restaurant during Valentine's Day. Cafe De lmar is specially meaningful to me because that was the place where my boyfriend proposed to me. If you decided to propose to your girlfriend on Valentine's Day, have it arranged earlier with the restaurant and they may help you to send the ring to the table and made her touched to tears. Although this method is abit old fashioned but i guessed it still works for most of the woman(i am one of them.. haha).

Cafe Del mar
Add: 40 Siloso Beach Walk ,Sentosa Island Singapore 098996
Telephone: 6235 1296 (11AM -9PM)
Fax: 6735 4646
Happy Hour: 1 for 1 (Mon-Fri: 3pm-9pm)
Bikini Foam Party every saturday

Valentine's Day Special
- 4 Course Dinner
- A Glass of House Wine for each
- A stalk of rose
- and a chance to win attractive prizes
Cost: $100++ per couple
Overall, I give 4 stars for ambience and 3 stars for food.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine's Day is on the 14 February. Have you prepared your presents? NO TIME to think of all these??? How about shopping online? It saves the time and trouble for looking a present. What does he or she likes? Gadgets, Flowers, Beauty products, Musics, Diamonds and so on.... You can almost find anything at EZ Shopping Shop at a great low price.

Name: EZ Shopping Shop

If you are buying for her:

Gifts less than US 50:

Floating Heart Pendant with Diamond

If you would like great savings and good ideas. Check out at EZ Shopping Shop.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ginga Japanese Restaurant-(River View Hotel, Singapore)

I just went to this Japanese Restaurant on Saturday. Ginga Japanese Restaurant (银河) which is located inside River View Hotel offer quality Japanese food. Sashimi and Tempura was very fresh and nice.

Name: Ginga Japanese Restaurant

Add: 382 Havelock Road Singapore 169629 (Level 3)

Telephone: 6732 9922

Fax: 6732 1034

Dinner starts: 6.30pm to 10.30 pm

Alacarte Buffet: $33.90++ Per pax (Unlimited Serving)

Recommendation: Sashimi, Tempura, Miso Soup, Prawns with Mayo, Fried Rice, Hand Roll.

Ginga Japanese Restaurant does not offer wide varieties of dishes for you to choose but one thing great about it, each person is given one round of serving of the food on the menu. 2nd helping of the dishes you like on the 2nd round. This also save the headache of which dishes you like as all the dishes will definitely be served at least once. As compared to Minori, they offer better standard quality of food but not so much on the varieties. If you are a Tempura lover, you will definitely fall in love with their tempura. Crispy on the outside and hot on the inside. Not too oily and just nice. Yummy...

After a sumptuous dinner, you can proceed to their lounge for tea/coffee. Dessert such as green tea mochi are served after that. Before you leave, remember to get the carpark redemption coupon at the counter if you are driving.

Overall, I would rate this restaurant 3.5 stars.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Devil Fish???

I just received this email from my friend today and found this picture interesting. I decided to share it with all of you. In my email it wrote :" Recently In Spain, They found a weird fish no man has ever seen. People Named it "Devil Fish" . Is that real? It looked scary to me and it looked like someone has just fried the fish.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Zen Japanese Restaurants-Phuket

I visited this japanese restaurant at Central Plaza. If you are looking for cheap and reasonable food. This may be a good place for you in Phuket. Sushi set meals and Alacarte items are cheap as compared to Singapore. It is definitely suitable for Japanese who have craving for hometown dishes. The sushi set(2nd picture), if i don't remembered wrongly, it is about $8-9 Sgd. Ice Blended Watermelon is about $2, same for other kinds of blended fruit juices.
Rating: 3***

Monday, January 21, 2008

Fireworks and Kong Ming Lantern in Patong

After our sumptuous dinner at Patong Seafood Restaurant, we walked across the road to Patong beach. I bought 2 fireworks for 50Baht. In seconds, it shoot high up to the sky and poooppp.... Wow... very nice and fast. Didn't manage to take any picture of my fireworks because it was really too fast. I also bought a Kong Ming Lantern. I was told that you can write your wishes on the lantern hence i asked for a marker from the lady who sold us this lantern but she don't have one. No choice, we just have to think of the wishes in our heart. One lantern is about 150baht but i guessed it can be cheaper. Anyway i was too tired to bargain the price.

You have to hold the paper lantern until the fuel heat the air inside the lantern and enough to float the lantern rise up to the sky. After that you let go and make a wish.

During Tsunami time, many people actually began lighting the paper lanterns and release it to the sky for remembrance. It symbolise a wish for the soul departed, a wish for a peaceful and beautiful journey and a release of the pain and sorrow of their families and friends.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Patong Seafood Restaurant

Patong Seafood Restaurant is one of the oldest and finest restaurant. This restaurant serves fresh and nice seafood. You can get to choose the fish, prawns and lobsters that you like and have it cooked by the chef. It is centrally located on Patong Beachfront. If you are sitting outside, you can get to view the fireworks and Lanterns all the time because just across the road is the patong beach where most tourist would play fireworks and Lantern at night. After the dinner, you can either shop around their pasar malam (night bazaar) or chill out at some nice pubs. Foot Reflexology and massage are all around that area.

Address: 98/2 Taweevong Road, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150 Thailand
Telephone: (66-76) 341 244-5
Fax: (66-76) 341 243
Open daily from: 7 am - 11.30pm ( Last order around 11pm).
Recommended Dishes:
1) Lobster with the cheese ( I love this, 600gram is about $50 sgd)
2) Mussels with Herbed Soup
3) Steamed Crab with Glass Noodle
4) Fresh Oyster ( 40 Baht for 1)

The price of the seafood is around SGD price. If you are visiting phuket next time, do pop by this seafood restaurant. It is worth going.

Overall, i would give patong seafood a 3.5 stars.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Baan Rim Pa Restaurant in Phuket

To all who are visiting phuket, i would like to suggest visiting this restaurant, Baan Rim Pa in phuket. The food is really fantastic and it features complete fine dining experience in spectacular setting. One thing I like the best about this restaurant is the paranomic view of Patong and Kalim bay when you sit at the balcony area.
I would think price wise is reasonable for the kind of atmosphere & food given. To some, it may cost abit higher than those you find at other places, but it is really worth going.
Address: 223 Prabaramee Road (Kalim Beach Road), Kalim Beach, just north of Patong Beach and the Novotel Resort. (15 -20 Minutes walk from Bangla Road)
Tel. : (+66 76)340789
Fax: (+66 76)342460
Here are some recommendation on the MUST TRY DISHES.
1) Tom Yaam Goong ( Tomyum Soup)

2) Herbed Chicken in Coconut Milk Soup - Southern style (Unique taste)

3) Pineapple Rice

4) Steamed Rice (sounds weird, but it taste a bit different from those that i eat everyday.)
Baan Rim Pa is awarded the best restaurant in TIME OUT Magazine and also many other magazines.
I am giving them 4.5stars out of 5. (MUST TRY!!!)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Patong Beach

Patong Beach is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Phuket. I would say this place is very commercialise and overcrowded during the peak period.

If you want to play watersports and suntanning. Patong Beach would be an ideal place. Deck Chairs and Umbrellas are provided. Reading a book or taking a stroll on the beach would be great. However if your intention is to settle down at a quiet and crystal clear water beach, I am sorry to say patong is not a good choice. It was because watersports such as parasailing and jet skiing have already polluted the sea.

Water Sports Charges During Peak Season
Parasailing (1 Round): 750 Baht - 800Baht
Banana Boat: Around 300Baht
Jet Ski: Around 1200Baht

**You can try your luck by negotiating the price with them if there are more people playing.

Kindly also take note that the Deck chairs in Phuket are NOT FREE for lying down. Once you sit on their chair, the people will come and collect the money from you. Haha... 130 Baht for 2 chairs with Umbrella.

Overall, I would give Patong Beach 2.5 stars out 5.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Underwater Camera for Snorkelling

You have been taking great pictures of sceneries but how about underwater? Wouldn't it be great that you can pose a victory sign underwater and take picture? Snapping a picture of yourself with swarm of fishes passing you? All these pictures should be captured for a lifetime memories. How about getting yourself a good and cheap underwater camera? I strongly recommend you to take Olympus PT-038. Click the link below to see customer's reviews.

Late Night Shopping At Wisma Atria

Attention For All Shoppers! There will be Late Night Shopping Every Saturday till 11pm at Wisma Atria.

Receive a $5 Wisma Atria Gift Voucher with minimum $80 nett* purchase at any of the participating shops PLUS if you charge a minimum of $50 nett** to your Citibank Credit Cards, you can get a $5 Taxi Voucher

* Max 2 combined receipts are allowed. One redemption per shopper per night from 9pm - 11pm. Limited to the first 100 shoppers.
** In a single charge slip, One redemption per shopper per night from 9pm-11pm. Limited to the first 50 Citibank Credit Card members.

Purchase must be made in any of the participating shops between 9pm - 11pm on the same day of redemption. Other Terms & Conditions apply.

Launch of Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Singapore)

Changi Airport T3 is finally ready. It has commence its operation on January 9 2008. The 380,000 square meter terminal, located directly opposite Terminal 2, boasts seven-storeys, and cost S$1.75 billion to build. It will have a handling capacity of 22 million passengers annually, bringing Changi Airport's total annual passenger handling capacity to about 70 million.

What is so great about Changi Airport T3 as compared to T2?

- It features unique roof architecture which allow soft natural light into the building.

- There is a five storey vertical garden, called the 'Green Wall' will span 300 meters across the main building, and passengers will be able to see this structure from both the Departure and Arrival halls.

- more than 25,000 square meters of space has been set aside for more than 100 retail, food & beverage outlets, and service concessions.

The transport between to and fro from terminals is only 3 minutes.

If you want to know more about Changi Airport Terminal 3. You can check out at their

In Conclusion, I think Singapore has done a awesome job. Singapore, you are awesome!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Singapore Taxi to rise up to 49% from 19 December 2007

News was reported last month on the price increment of Singapore Taxis. Is it fair? Singapore workers are complaining on the high expenses of taking a taxi to work and taxi drivers are complaining of earning $30-$40 lesser ever since the increment. Basically, there are Pros and Cons of this issue. PROs- Passenger are easier to get a taxi during peak hour especially when you are rushing for time. CONs - Poor Passengers like us are likely to burn a bigger hole in our pocket. So what can Singaporeans Do? Alot of them are forced to take buses and trains home instead no matter how tired they are. Especially for people who are rushing to the town during peak hours, try to avoid taking taxis because not only you have to pay for the expensive taxi fare, you also have to pay for the expensive ERP Surcharge.

Current Rate

City Area Surcharge: $1 peak hour

Late Night Charge: Staggered 10% to 50%

Peak Period Surcharge: $2.00
Flagged Down Fare $2.50 for first km
Waiting time $0.10 every 25s
Distance Rate (<=10km):$0.10 every 385m
Distance Rate (>10km) $0.10 every 330m
Call Booking (prime time) $4.00
Call Booking (prime time) $4.00

New Rate

City Area Surcharge: $3.00(5pm till midnight, Mon to Sat)
Late Night Charge :50% of metered fare (12am till 5:59am)
Peak Period Surcharge: 35% of metered fare (7am till 9:30am, 5pm till 8pm)
Flagged Down Fare: $2.80 for first km
Waiting time: $0.20 every 45s
Distance Rate(<=10km): $0.20 every 385m from 2nd km till 10km
Distance Rate (>10km): $0.20 every 330m above 10km
Call Booking (prime time): $3.50 (7am to 9:30am, 5pm to 11pm, weekdays)
Call Booking (other time): $2.50

Next time, when you decided to take a taxi, think before flagging for a cab. Unless you have friends to split the cost with you. :)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Beautiful Islands in Phuket

We are all setting out to Phi Phi Island

Monkey See, Monkey Do (At Monkey Bay Island)

Phi Phi Island

Viking Cave SightSeeing

Crystal Clear Water in Khai Island

The Fishes in Loh Sama Bay

We bought a tour package a day before the departure to the islands. Each of us pay 1300 baht(about 58sgd) to Phi Phi Island, Maya Bay and Khai Island. I never regretted paying this amount of money because the whole day I only spent 1300baht and it includes lunch which is CHEAP.
Tour Includes:
1) 2 way transfer by minibus
2) Mask, Snorkelling Equipment and Life Jacket
3) Speed boat fare with full insurance
4) Soft Drinks, fruits, biscuits
5) Lunch
6) Tour Guide
7) National Park Fee

8:00 am - Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the pier at Chalong Bay

9:00am- Departure from the pier to "Phi Phi Ley Island" for swimming and sightseeing at "Maya Bay" where the movie "The Beach" was partially filmed.

Enjoy snorkelling and feeding colourful fishes at "Loh Samah Bay". Sightseeing at "Pileh Cove" and "Viking Cave"

- Enjoy feeding monkeys with a piece of banana. (Please note that the monkeys are not friendly at all)

- Enjoy swimming with crystal clear water and snorkelling with plentiful coral reefs.
12:00pm- 2:30pm - Arrive at " Phi Phi Don Island" for lunch and shopping

- 2:30pm - Arrive at " Khai Nok Island". Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing and feeding fishes.

- 4.30pm - Depart from " Khai Nok Island" to "Chalong Bay" and transfer to your hotel.

In conclusion, if you are visiting the Phuket for the first time, I think you should go for this suggested package. The next time when i go again, i will join another snorkelling tour to the 3 islands at Khai. I heard from the operators there, you can get to see Dolphins in one of the Khai Islands if your day is lucky. ;)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Phuket- Central Festival Phuket

Central Festival is about 30 minutes away from Patong Beach. It is another nice shopping mall located at Wai-Rat-Hong-Yuk Road. This mall is smaller than Jungceylon and things were quite similar. More than 300 shops can be found here, whether its brand name jeans or local souvenirs or Phuket's native food, they are all here for the picking. Brands such as Levis, Nautica, Esprit, Bebe, Lacoste, Guess and Warner Bros were all here.


Taxi from Patong to Central Festival - 400baht
They have free shuttle link service from 10.30am-10pm. Round Trips from your hotel to Central Festival.

A.Route 1:City
Drop off at

  • Robinson Phuket
  • Royal Phuket City Hotel
  • Metropole Hotel
  • Twinn Inn Hotel
  • Phuket Island Pavilion Hotel

B.Route 2: Patong

Drop off at
  • Phuket Graceland Hotel
  • Andatel Hotel
  • Patong City Hotel
  • Patong Palace Hotel
  • Salathai Hotel

For more information, please call 076 291 111.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Phuket- Jungceylon Shopping Mall

A picture of me resting near one of the jungceylon entrance.

From Singapore to Phuket was about 1 hour and 40 minutes. We sat a Limousine from the airport to Letong Beach Hotel was about 600baht. The journey was about 40 minutes or lesser. We decided to go shopping at Jungceylon but because none of us know how to go there, we took a Tuk Tuk for 150 baht(about 7 sgd) to reach there. The transport in Phuket isn't that cheap as compared to Bangkok.

Jungceylon is a major and the newest shopping mall in Phuket. It is located right on the most livliest spot of Patong Beach, corner of Bangla Road and Rad-u-tit Road.
Operating Hours: Morning - 11pm ( their carrefour closed at 10pm)

Basically, Jungceylon have 4 sections namely the Silang Boulevard, Phuket Square, That's siam and The Port. If you think Jungceylon provide cheap stuffs like Bangkok, I have to say "sorry", it is not cheap at all. My friend bought a belt for 56sgd. The price of the clothes over there is about Singapore price and i can say Singapore has better and nicer things to buy but again it depends on individual taste. The best thing that caught my eyes are Women's Inner Wear. Hahaha! It is CHEAP and there are a lot of choices. Boots were also found there and managed to grab a few cheap and nice body lotions and scrubs. After that, we proceed to a nice restaurant opposite Jungceylon. I could not remember the name but they serve pretty reasonable and nice food. If you would like to watch Thai Boxing after shopping, it would be a great idea because it is just directly opposite jungceylon. Great Massage can also be found in that area.

Overall, with Jungceylon Shopping Mall, it will definitely make your trip more worthwhile because visiting beaches during the day time, shopping in the evening and drinking in the night would be PERFECT.

Perhaps that is the reason why i fall in love with Phuket. Not too boring, not too hectic but just nice for a short get away.