Posts Tagged ‘lifestyle’

Weekender: Newby Teas in Singapore; adds 2 new flavours

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Try out these two new offerings – Earl Green & Highland Green – in the Classic Tea Bag Collection, and sip these premium brews as you browse through tech4tea.com. S$19 per box with 25 tea bags.

Tea tasting at the launch of Newby Teas in Singapore, at Wangz Hotel.

Newby Teas has been officially launched in Singapore.

The London-based luxury tea brand also introduced two new green tea blends in its Classic Tea Bag Collection – the Earl Green and Highland Green.

The two new teas in the Oolong & Green Teas category in the Classic Tea Bag Collection - Earl Green and Highland Green.

The two new teas in the Oolong & Green Teas category in the Classic Tea Bag Collection – Earl Green and Highland Green.

Tea lovers can make purchases online at www.newbyteas.sg.

At the moment, there’s a sale where some of the blends are being sold at half price.

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Batman v Superman meals & postage stamps in Singapore

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Fans of the movie can order a film-themed menu at the DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe from today, and purchase a limited edition MyStamp Collection from 24 March. Prices below.

The action adventure movie - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in Singapore on 25 March.

The action adventure movie – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in Singapore on 24 March, 2016.

The collaboration between Singapore Post and Warner Bros. Consumer Products will see the launch of a limited edition MyStamp Collection in conjunction with the Singapore premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Superman’s Pasta Crevettes Carbonara (S$28.90++). Fettuccine Pasta | Poached Organic Egg | Mentaiko Cream | Red Prawns | Ikura | Parmigiano Shaved.

A specially designed menu will also be launched at the DC COMICS SUPER HEROES CAFE.

 

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Batman’s Truffle Pasta (S$26.90++). Squid Ink Linguine | Alba Truffle Sauce | Sauteed Garlic White Shrimp Tall | Arugula Salad | Parmigiano Shaved.

Fans may also win movie tickets through contests from SingPost and DC COMICS SUPER HEROES CAFE.

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SingTel debuts free-data music service with Spotify, KKBOX, MeRadio & AMPed

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Singtel Music customers can subscribe at either S$7.90/month with a 12-month contract or S$9.90/month with no contract.

Singtel Music subscribers will enjoy unlimited free-data music streaming and downloading, and ad-free listening from either a Spotify, KKBOX or AMPed premium music account, plus 13 of Singapore’s radio stations via MeRadio.

Singtel Music subscribers will enjoy unlimited free-data music streaming and downloading, and ad-free listening from either a Spotify, KKBOX or AMPed premium music account, plus 13 of Singapore’s radio stations via MeRadio.

Singtel has launched Singtel Music, offering customers in Singapore music from popular providers like Spotify, KKBOX, AMPed and MeRadio, with zero local data charges.

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Singtel launched its new Music service at 1-Altitude in Singapore together with its partners.

Customers can add Singtel Music to their mobile plan for a fee to get a premium account from either Spotify, KKBOX, or AMPed which allows them to stream millions of songs without touching their data allowance.

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Raoul showcases Fall Winter 2014 collection with iQNECT app

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Raoul offers an interactive shopping experience of its latest Fall Winter 2014 collection through the launch of its collaboration with iQNECT, with promotions below.

All shoppers need to do is to download the IQNect app and visit Raoul (located at #02-49 Paragon), snap pictures of selected Raoul looks and be taken on a virtual journey to New York Fashion Week and this season’s Lookbook.

All shoppers need to do is to download the IQNECT app and visit Raoul (located at #02-49 Paragon), snap pictures of selected Raoul looks and be taken on a virtual journey to New York Fashion Week and this season’s Lookbook. Photo taken with Samsung GALAXY S5 smartphone.

Through the iQNECT app, Raoul is transporting shoppers from its boutique in Singapore to the heart of New York Fashion Week through rich branded content and information on their mobile devices.

The Raoul FW14 collection pays homage to Wiener Werkstatte – a progressive alliance of artists and designers founded in 1897.

Some of the more conscious and graphic approaches to the design ideals of this movement inspired the strict black and ivory diamond-shaped graphics in linear silhouettes along with the overblown flower motifs.

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Fuji Xerox presents Cavalia in Singapore from 12 Aug – 14 Sep

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Cavalia is an equestrian theatrical extravaganza that leverages innovative multimedia displays and multi-disciplinary performances.

The production was created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of the famed Cirque du Soleil.

Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows for audiences of all ages.

Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows for audiences of all ages.

A huge White Theatre Tent has been set up at Bayfront Avenue, beside the Sands Expo and Convention Centre (see map below), to stage the performance, and to house the stable for the horses when they are off-duty.

“Fuji Xerox is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Cavalia as the show is built on a passion for perfection and originality that resonate with Fuji Xerox’s core belief in continuous innovations for the benefits of our customers,” said Masashi Honda, president and chief executive officer of Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific.

Fuji-Xerox is the presenting sponsor for Cavalia.

Fuji Xerox has selected to sponsor Cavalia as the show leverages cutting-edge technology to uniquely weave real-life demonstration of horsemanship with virtual imagery built upon state-of-the-art multimedia to give the audience a breathtaking hybrid experience.

It echoes Fuji Xerox’s continuous innovation in its technologies to create values for its customers while maintaining harmony with the environment

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Friday night out at the Alive Museum Singapore at Suntec

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Last Friday, I brought the two kids to the Alive Museum Singapore at the Suntec City Mall.

* All photos (apart from the first photo) were taken with the Sony A7R full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Full-frame E-mount Prime Lens.

Fun Friday night out at Alive Museum Singapore.

Fun Friday night out at Alive Museum Singapore. Photo taken with Samsung GALAXY S5.

Although the estimated time needed to cover every exhibit was around one-and-a-half hours, we lingered for two-and-a-half and ended up with 250 photos.

More importantly, we had oodles of fun and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

“Can I join the ballerinas in the painting?”

The Alive Museum was opened in 2009 in South Korea and debuted in Singapore on 12 June this year.

Taken from the right perspective, this exhibit gives the illusion that sea water and penguins were flooding out of the painting.

Taken from the right perspective, this exhibit gives the illusion that sea water and penguins were flooding out of the painting.

The 3D visual illusion museum aims to serve as a fun and unique treat for the whole family, locals and tourists alike.

It offers a sensory experience that tricks one’s visual, physical and environmental perceptions, bringing fantasy to reality.

Not only can you touch and feel the exhibits, you can also hop into the frame and become a part of the art masterpieces that play on optical illusions.

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Leica launches D-Lux 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’ compact camera

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

The limited special edition of the Leica D-Lux 6 is the result of collaboration with G-Star, the Dutch jeans and fashion label. The camera is now in stores for S$1,680.

The Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’ is the fruit of collaboration between Leica and G-Star. Available now for S$1,680.

The Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’ is the fruit of collaboration between Leica and G-Star. Available now for S$1,680.

The Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’ is designed for fashion aficionados and features an unusual colour concept and a distinctive look.

Rear view of the Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’.

Rear view of the Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’.

G-STAR RAW is a denim label renowned for its innovation, cutting edge and unorthodox style.

The body of the Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition by G-Star RAW’ is finished in the typical RAW design, and features the script ‘LEICA BY G-STAR RAW … JUST THE PRODUCT’.

This special edition’s leather trim is also unique – this is the first time it is being used on a Leica compact camera.

Tea for Tech at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

I usually sit down with a cup of tea in the morning while I surf the Web for the latest tech news. Today, I sat down with three cups at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

The three Tea Cappuccinos are available at all outlets at $6.00 each for all three flavors (Chai, Scottish Breakfast and Anniversary Blend Tea). They will only be available until 25 May 2013.

The three Tea Cappuccinos are available at all outlets at S$6.00 each for all three flavors (Chai, Scottish Breakfast and Anniversary Blend Tea).

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a frothy trio of tea cappuccinos at all its outlets.

The special concoctions will only be available until 25 May 2013.

The special concoctions will only be available until 25 May 2013.

These freshly brewed tea concoctions are layered with silky milk foam and drizzled with delicious vanilla bean sauce.

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High tech cooking appliance for Mom – Tefal ActiFry Family

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Since it’s Mother’s Day today, here’s a fantastic “gadget” I came across last week that’s ideal for the busy and working Mom who cooks dinner after work.

Available from 1 June 2013 at S$459 (incl. GST).

Launch Offer: S$80 grocery voucher and local recipe book will be given away by promoters at outlets while stocks last. Available at electrical chain stores, leading department stores, selected hypermarkets and authorized dealers.

Launch Offer: S$80 grocery voucher and local recipe book will be given away by promoters at outlets while stocks last. Available at electrical chain stores, leading department stores, selected hypermarkets and authorized dealers.

French kithen appliance maker, Tefal, has launched the ActiFry in Singapore.

“This entire plate of crispy fries, 1 tablespoon of oil. Delicious with my veggie burger….This machine Tefal ActiFry has changed my life and they are not paying me to say this!” ~ Twitter post on 19 February 2013 by Oprah Winfrey, along with a picture of her meal.

Six million units of the Tefal ActiFry have been sold worldwide

The Tefal ActiFry Family 1.5kg is versatile, convenient and cooks more healthily for the health-conscious family.

The Tefal ActiFry uses 97.5% less oil than a conventional deep fryer.

The ActiFry features a ceramic-coated, scratch resistant pan, allowing users to cook a wide range of food and also aids in making easy cleaning of the utensil.

In addition, the ActiFry is equipped with an automatic stirring paddle.

So you can just throw in the rice and ingredients and let the ActiFry fry the fried rice for you, hands-free.

The patented pulsed hot air circulation system and electronic control of the heating system allow the appliance to maintain the heating temperature at a maximum of 170°C.

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Event: Be Fashionably Bold with BlackBerry and ZALORA

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

What does the online fashion/lifestyle retailer and the enterprise secure smartphone of choice have in common?

BlackBerry and ZALORA join hands to present a "Fashionably Bold" event.

BlackBerry and ZALORA join hands to present a “Fashionably Bold” event.

A strong sense of style and the gut to make Bold fashion statements with their products, which is why both enjoy a growing following among the young and trendy in the region. And BBM is the buzzword that keeps them connected.

(L-R) Valerie Lim, mentor to the models with stylist bloggers Irene of Moonberry, Vanessa of Wardrobe Trends Fashion, Sophie Willocq

(L-R) Valerie Lim, mentor to the models with stylist bloggers Irene of Moonberry, Vanessa of Wardrobe Trends Fashion, Sophie Willocq.

BlackBerry and ZALORA co-hosted a stylish event in Singapore to put forth a fashion show showcasing a unique set of looks developed by leading online fashion bloggers and inspired by BlackBerry’s Bold line of smartphones.

Charles Dufourcq - Country Director for RIM, Singapore - looking fashionably bold.

Charles Dufourcq – Country Director for RIM, Singapore – looking fashionably bold.

“The individual styles inspired by the BlackBerry Bold portfolio truly showcase the diversity of the many collections on ZALORA,” said Terence Pang, Head of Marketing for ZALORA Singapore.

A vibrant and thriving night out

Local standup comedian, Kumar, being fashionably bold.

Local standup comedian, Kumar, being fashionably bold.

I popped in at the event (at 72-13 Mohammed Sultan Road) in the evening and the turnout was fantastic, thronging with both BlackBerry and ZALORA fans.

Everybody had a great laugh with local stand-up comedian Kumar’s act.

The fashion show was refreshing because the eight female and male models were not pros but lucky winners who had been chosen from an online contest earlier, based on the best poses that they had sent in.

They received their very own photo-shoot, makeover and runway tips from Miss Singapore Universe 2011, Ms Valerie Lim, who also choreographed the Fashionably Bold show.

Totally Fashionably Bold!

“Fashionably Bold showcases the popularity of the BlackBerry Bold portfolio in Singapore, while celebrating the lifestyle statement that both our black and white smartphones make. It is a celebration of functionality coupled with a unique sense of style that BlackBerry smartphones have,” said Charles Dufourcq, Country Director for RIM, Singapore.