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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Travelling To France

If you decided to rent a car in france for you next holiday. Please do remember to DRIVE ON THE RIGHT! France has a well-developed system of highways. Most of the freeway (autoroute) links are toll roads. Some have toll station giving you access to a section, others have entrance and exit toll stations. Don't lose your entrance ticket or you will be charged for the longest distance. All toll stations accept major credit cards, or you can use the automatic booth if your card is equipped with a chip. If you decided to rent a large car, it may cause hassle because roads range from the narrow single-lane roads in the countryside to major highways.

When you are in France, you should take a look at cities like Paris, Marseille, Toulouse and Bordeaux. If it is shopping, dining, arts, entertainment or education you looking for, Paris has the best to offer. It is one of the most popular destination among tourists especially when it comes to their top 6 paris attraction like Eiffel Tower, Lourve Museum where you can find popular pieces by Leonardo Da Vinci " Mona Lisa", Centre Pompidou, Cite des Sciences at de l'Industrie, Musee d'Orsay and Arc de Triomphe.

Marseille, being one of the oldest and second biggest cities in France is well known for its picturesque setting and rich architectural and cultural heritage. Their must see tourist attractions are the Fort St. Nicholas, Musee de la Faience, the 12th century Accoules Bell Tower, and the beautiful La Canebiere Street.

Toulouse, often referred as the "pink city" is one of the most beautiful cities in France. It is well known for its scenic location, fascinating architecture, fountains, and mouth-watering cuisines. Their must see tourist attractions are Place du Capitole, Basilica Saint Sernin and Cité de l'Espace.

Bordeaux is 18th century architectural gem. The beauty of architectural heritage has made this place well flooded with 2.5 millions visitors each year. The recommended attractions to visit when you are in Bordeaux are Cathedral of St André that was built in the 12th centuries, Le grand theatre and Place de la Bourse.

If you are seeking for a great accomodation, Hotelsenfrancais has plenty of hotels available for road travellers at the last minute across all of France. For more information on the hotels, please visit the links below.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Travelling To Germany

Travelling to Germany is one of the most pleasant trip where you can have fun and relax. They have amazing architectures, shoppings and vibrant nightlife. Driving in germany can be quite challenging. This country is most renowned for its high performance car, high speed autobahns. The german traffic regulation are quite different from other countries. Hence, for safety reasons, it is best to understand their rules and be familiar with the international road signs.

There are 4 major cities in Germany that is worth visiting. They are namely the Berlin , Frankfurt , Köln and Munich.

Berlin is the capital and biggest city in Germany. Whether you are looking for a sumptuous dining, shopping, nightlife, leisure or sports. They have it perfectly for you. As for Frankfurt, it is another place that is famous for their skyline. You can easily tour their attraction in 1 day where it is divided into 2 attractions, Old and New City. If you want to see an impressive stone cathedral done in the Gothic style, you should visit Köln. This cathedral is one of the most interesting cathedrals that you can see in Europe. You can also ascend the south tower of the Dom, which affords a good view of the city and the bridges across the Rhine River. If you enjoy architectures, arts and history. The city of Munich has a lot to offer. If you are a beer lover, you should visit Hofbräuhaus, which is the world's famous beer hall that is popular with the tourists and local. You can also visit their famous attraction like English Garden and Nymphenburg Palace.

Are you eager to visit Germany now? If you would like to know more about their accomodation. Please visit the link below. Hotelsdeutsche has thousands of hotels conveniently located for travellers or even last minute travellers by road.

- Berlin Hotels
- Frankfurt Hotels
- Köln Hotels
- Munich Hotels

Monday, April 28, 2008

O BAR (Singapore)

Need a place to party but yet on budget. $3 nett per glasses for housepour and beer or $12 for juggies for all night long. Its irresistable hip hop and R&B keep the crowd coming back.

Name: O Bar (OBar)
Address: 11 Unity Street, #01-23 Robertson Walk
Telephone: 6738 1318
Operating Hours: 5pm - 3 am (Mondays to Fridays)
5pm - 4 am (Saturdays and eve of Public Holiday)
Closed On Sundays

Cover Charges: $10 for Ladies (Mondays to Thursdays)
$10 for Ladies and $15 for Gents (Fridays and Saturdays)

The crowds mostly attract the youngsters like army boys, polytechnics students and some executive crowds.

Rating: 2.5stars

Friday, April 25, 2008

How To Save Money $$$ On Weekends

Want more ideas on what to do over the weekend? Women always blame the guys for no romance, no ideas of where to go, what to eat and many many more. Well, although I am a woman, I sometimes do think that woman can be fussy in their own ways because I am also like this. Hahaha...

Here are some ideas for you to save $$$ when you are having a date with your gorgeous lady.

- Sick of having dinner at restaurant? how about have a romantic dinner at a beach?
It will just cost $10 for both of you to have dinner at a beach. Buy burgers or western food and drive into sentosa. Plug in some soothing music and have your food inside the car. If your car have those special table top behind, it would be even better. After that, stroll along the beach and tell the woman how much you love her.

- Prepare a beach mat and a bottle of wine with 2 wine glasses.
Lying under the sky and enjoy a bottle of red wine together is actually very relaxing and a heavenly treat. (Please remember to bring your wine glasses, don't expect it to be romantic when you drink from the bottle).

- Bake or Cook together with your love ones
Baking or cooking together can be a fun thing. Even though you do not know how to cook, it doesn't matter. Both of you can simply pick a recipe and learn together. The man can prepare the ingredients while the woman will do the cooking.

- Watch DVDs with your woman at home
Instead of going to cinema on weekdays, how about renting some DVDs and watch together at home.

- Do Sports like badminton, tennis or squash together
Doing sports together is good for your health and body. Most importantly, all these sports does not cost much.

There are actually 101 tips to save money on weekends. The above provided are my most frequently used methods. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ten Dollar Club

Karaoke lover have new venue for their singing urge. You have tried Party World and Kbox, how about Ten Dollar Club? Just like their name, they only charge $10++ per person with a FREE BOWL OF SHARKFINS. That sound pretty interesting right? Why not consider them for your next singing session?

Name: Ten Dollar Club
Address: 31A to 35A Smith Street (Chinatown)
3rd Flr Singapore 058945
Telephone: 6225 1231, 6225 1547
Fax: 6323 0771
Operating Hours: 2am-2pm
Overall, I think their KTV promotion is quite attractive.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Chomp Chomp Food Centre

Chomp Chomp Food Centre is also known as Serangoon Garden Way Food centre has been there since 1960s. This place gets lively during night time. Many people from all places will flock to this place for cheap and nice food even celebrities from overseas, you can see many celebrities's pictures hanging on their stall. I have been patroning Chomp Chomp since 5 years old. Ever since after the renovation, this place has become more ventilated than before(although I still feel hot whenever I go there).

Name: Chomp Chomp Hawker Centre

Address: Serangoon Garden Way

Recommended Food: BBQ Chicken Wings, Egg Beancurd, Sugarcane Drink, Stingray, Omelette, Hokkien Mee (Fried Prawn Noodles),Popiah.
Overall Rating: 5stars for food.... Ambience: (Well, what do you think? This is hawker centre)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Liquid Kitchen (Singapore)

Liquid Kitchen is a contemporary yet cozy lounge. This place is definitely cool for chilling out with your friends. Gather 3 or 4 friends together and chill out for a chit-chatting session. Be there during their happy hours and enjoy a 20% OFF for all drinks. If you are hungry, you can also order their finger food, pizzas or their main course like Shank-a-Lamb which is my favourite.

Name: Liquid Kitchen Co Ltd
- Upper Bukit Timah
22 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Tel: 6469 9546

- Thomson
185 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: 6254 2016

- River Valley
397 River Valley Road
Tel: 6235 2387

- Serangoon Gardens
28 Maju Ave
Tel: 6487 5823

Recommendation: Lavender Jasmine, Cafe Baileys, Spicy Cheeseburgers and Shank-a-Lamb.

I think this place is ideal to watch soccer because I have seen many football fanatics whenever there is EPL.

Rating: 3.5 stars.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Craving For Meat?(Canivore Brazillian Churrascaria)

Are you a meat lover? Churrascaria is Portuguese for barbecue restaurant. Their friendly knife-welding passadors (meat waiters) move around the tables, carving the succulent meats from large skewers onto your plates. This is actually a Eat All You Can Buffet Style. They have over 15 hot and cold salads and appetizers including Feijoada, a classic stew of black beans, pork trimmings and sausages, beef, lamb, chicken, fish, pork and condiments.

They also offered 10% Discount on Amex card holders(valid until 31st Dec 2008).

Name: Canivore Brazillian Churrascaria
Address: 1 Harbour Front Walk, #01-161/162, Singapore 098585 (Vivo City)
30 Victoria Street, #01-29A, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996 (Chjmes)
Telephone: 6376 9939 (Vivo City) 6334 9332 (Chijmes)

Operating Hours : Sunday to Wednesday: 11.00am to 1.00am
Thursday to Saturday: 11.00am to 2.00am

Average Price per pax: $46-$50

Overall, I feel that if you are a meat lover, you may like this. I was eating heartily initially but got a bit sick of the meat towards the end. It is best accompanied with a glass of red wine while you are eating. When you reach home, make sure you drink some tea to digest your food and clear up some oil inside your stomach.

Rating: 3.5 for food, 3.5 ambience.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Eat All You Can Taiwan Porridge at Quality Hotel

If you are looking for a supper buffet at less than $10. You may like to visit this Eat All You Can Taiwan Porridge around 10.30pm - 12.30am. However, I would suggest all of you to reach there earlier than 10.30pm to queue up. Just like the teochew porridge you eat outside, they have fish, chicken, steamed sotong, eggs, salted vegetable etc... At the same time, you can enjoy the music of the live band from the bar next door.

Name: Quality Hotel Singapore
Address: 201 Balestier Road Singapore 329926
Telephone: 6359 6856
Fax: 6255 0988
Operating Hours:
Asia Rice Lunch Buffet (11.30am- 2.30pm)
(Mon - Thurs)
$11.80 Adult
$6.80 Child

(Fri, Sat,Sun, Eve of PH &PH)
$13.80 Adult
$9.80 Child

All You Can Eat Taiwan Porridge Dinner Buffet (6.00pm to 10.00pm)
$10.80 Adult
$6.80 Child

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Eve of PH & PH)
$12.80 Adult
$9.80 Child

Super Supper Buffet (10.30pm to 12.30am)
$8.80 /Adult or Child
(Fri, Sat, Sun, Eve of PH & PH)
$9.80 /Adult or Child

Overall, I think the supper buffet is cheap. Although nothing fanciful but it is definitely suitable for people who got craving on buffets at night.
Rating: 3.5 for ambience, 3.5 for food.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Travelling To Australia

Most likely you will be travelling to Australia during this June Holiday. Well, you have made the right choice if you are seeking unexpected adventures in Australia. Visiting the world heritage, Sydney Opera House, Helicopter ride in Perth, a view of whole brisbane city at Mt-Coot-tha or seeking for a romantic getaway in Melbourne.

There also many accomodations to stay in Australia. If you are budget-conscious on your accomodation, you may have your stay in serviced apartments where you get equally good utilities and facilities as compared to hotels.

For example, getting an accomodation in Sydney can be as low as AUD$35 per day. You may visit these links for a comfortable accomodation.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Travelling To New Zealand

If you want to stay away from the bustling and crowded cities like Singapore. How about visiting New Zealand? I visited New Zealand 2 years ago. The place was beautiful, the air was fresh and the people are warmth and friendly. Imagine yourself strolling around parks and gardens of Christchurch where you will encounter many heritage buildings or if you wish for big Alpine View, how about a stroll at Mount Cook National Park? Great Sight Travel from Lake Tekapo to Mount Cook where you can enjoy the scenic view of glaciers. You may also get to pluck and taste the freshest kiwis which is one of their local production.

Finding a accomodation in New Zealand is definitely made easier booking through . CheaperThanHotels New Zealand is able to promise one of the lowest rate guaranteed. Furthermore, they provide more than 70,000 of hotels in 130 countries worldwide.

Price at Christchurch hotels start from as little as NZ 26.00 and 5 stars accomodation is readily available from NZ 120.00. To see the hot deals at Christchurch, please visit this link : ChristChurch Hotels

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New Zealand is definitely a place for romance and relaxation. It would be great for families and couples to go there.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Great Singapore Sales 2008

Oh My God! Great Singapore Sales is coming again.... Woohoo...
This is the time for big bargains especially designer stuffs. Discounts will go up to 70%. It is the time especially for ladies to have their blood oozing out from their purse. The Great Singapore Sales will cover places from heartland malls to the talk of the town.
Hey Ladies and Gentlemen, control your budget and save up the money for GSS.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Jerry's BBQ & Grill

If you are a Rib Lover, you should visit Jerry BBQ & Grill one of these days. Jerry BBQ & Grill is an American BBQ, and ribs restaurant. One thing I like about their food is their ribs, pork shoulders and the chicken are smoked Memphis style. The ribs taste crispy on the outside and tender inside. Yummy.... The taste was really irresistable and unforgettable.

Jerry has often been featured in media like Expat Magazine, The Finder, Wine and Dine, The Singapore American, Business Times, and the Straits Times. They have specially praised their tender aged steaks and succulent ribs that fall off the bone.

Name: Jerry's Barbeque & Grill
Address: 277 Jalan Kayu(S) 799505
#01-01 Tanglin Shopping Centre
92 Club Street

Telephone: 6484 0151 (Jalan Kayu)
6235 1720 (Tanglin Shopping Centre)
6323 4550 (Club Street)


MUST TRY: Memphis Style Hickory-Smoked BBQ Pork Ribs, Beef Fillet Mignon, Deep Fried Mushrooms and Buffalo Wings

They also provide delivery service. If you are craving for ribs the next time, you may consider Jerry's BBQ & Grill.

Overall, I would give them 3.5 stars for food and 2.5 stars for ambience.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Asia Grand Restaurant at Odeon Towers

Have you been to Asia Grand Restaurant? I just went there last week. I heard that it was moved not long ago from Asia Hotel. The central air-conditioner was blasting high on their power. I would advise you to bring along a jacket if you are going there. The setting was nice and all the staffs are well trained with their customer's service. Our food was allocated proportionately without having the hassle to take the food yourself. Our plates was cleared almost everytime after we had our servings. Presentation and taste of the food was also great. The manager actually gave us a complimentary fruit upon our request. He immediately gave us without any hesitation.

Name: Asia Grand Restaurants
Address:331 North Bridge Road #01-02 & #01-05/08 Odeon Towers
Telephone: 6887 0010
Operating Hours: Mon-Sat: 11.30am - 2.30pm
6.30pm - 10.30pm
Sun & PH: 10am - 2.30pm
6pm - 10.30pm
Must Try Dishes: Peking Duck, Salted Egg Lobster, E-fu Noodles and Abalone.

Overall, I give them 4 stars out of 5.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Holiday Apartments In New York

Thought of visiting New York as your next holiday destination? All the famous attractions of the ‘Big Apple’ are right at your finger tips. Famous places like Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Restaurants, Bars and Shopping will definitely give you an unforgettable experience.

Renting a holiday apartment is definitely one of the best choice of your stay at New York. Making use of a fully furnished apartment in New York would be a lovely stay for everyone. Most of the rooms are spacious and cosy. You can find almost anything that you wanted in a lovely apartment like oven, microwave, fridge, cloths dryers and Dvd player. Check out if you are booking a holiday property. is the UK's leading holiday rentals website and they have an inventory of over 45,000 properties to chose from worldwide. Best of all, you can get to enjoy a saving of up to 40% of the price of your rental.

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Overall, I think Batam is a good place for spa and seafood. If you are looking a spa retreat getaway at a lower price, consider Batam as your option because the spas in singapore are mostly more than $150. With the same amount of money, you can get to enjoy spa and a truly relaxing getaway from singapore. However, if you are thinking of a shopping destination, I would advise you to go countries like Bangkok, Hongkong and Taipei where you can source for cheap deals instead. How about going there during the labour day period with your loved ones? Both of you can do spa together in a couple's room? Great idea? Most likely, I will try cable ski next time. :)

Guan Yin Statue At KTM Resort

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Food At KTM Resort

Here are some of the pictures to share with all of you. The food at KTM Resort was quite cheap. We ordered 8-9 dishes for about $90. The food tasted much more better than the 933 Golden Prawn.

Tom Yum Soup
Steamed Garoupa
Crabs, Vegetables, Gong Gong
Black Pepper Crabs ( The Shell was big but not inside)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Batam Spa Villa

These are some of the pictures taken at Batam Spa Villa. Here is my personal feedback about them...... I felt very welcomed by them upon arrival and their customer service were very good. The Masseuse that did the massage for me was professional and skillful. Batam Spa Villa was just opened for a year, so in terms of overall setting, this place is still very new and clean.

What is there to hype about this place? Hmmm, I got to enjoy hydrotherapy bath with the sea view and breeze. Soothing music was plugged in with the sound of waves when I was enjoying the whole process. Ginger Tea was served to warm my body after the massage. Two words, "Shiok lah!"

Well, most likely the next time i go Batam, I will just either choose to stay at Harris Resort or Hotels in Town because I really do not like their rooms and arrange a 3 hour spa treatment at Batam Spa Villa since I find it really okay. Anyway, I was told transport could be arranged if you are interested to visit their spa from other hotels. Advance Booking should be made to avoid any disappointment!

Tel: (65) 63530282
Fax: (65) 62534573

This is the Sea View you will be enjoying

Outside The Spa

Our Spa Room

Jacuzzi Bath Tub

Outside The Spa