31 May 2024

Chick-fil-A Singapore Pop Up Restaurant First in Asia at The Esplanade Mall

The First in Singapore and Asia Chick-fil-A pop up store will be offering the iconic American Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich at the Marina Bay Area - The Esplanade Mall located at 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13C, Singapore 039802 from 2024 June 26 to 28 during 11 a.m. to 2p.m. and 3p.m. to 7p.m.

Pre-registration will start on June 3 and reservation for a seat to dine in at the restaurant for hourly slot is essential. Maximum 2 tickets per reservation. Takeaway is available during your registered timing or if you are 30 mins late for your dine-in timing.

Founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A is a beloved American family owned company known for a remarkable fast service restaurant experience, starting with a warm welcome to quality service and food. 

Savour the Original Chick-fil-A chicken Sandwich, made with a seasoned to perfection whole freshly breaded, boneless breast of chicken with no added fillers, the chicken is pressure cooked in fully-refined peanut oil and served on a toasted, buttery bun with two dill pickle chips. 

The sandwich is paired with Waffle Potato Fries and a drink (Coca-Cola® Classic, Coca-Cola® Zero, or bottled water).

Chick-fil-A is partnering with Community Chest, the philanthropy and engagement arm of National Council of Social Service (NCSS) to donate 100% of the meal cost, matching dollar-for-dollar by Chick-fil-A (Asia) Pte Ltd, an affiliated company of Chick-fil-A, Inc., to support Community Chest benefiting Fei Yue Family Services Centren and the Life Community Services Society., subject to a maximum limit of S$50,000.

This donation will be facilitated through the pre-registration link for the pop-up. Follow @chickenandsmiles on Instagram for more updates on Singapore Chick-fil-A pop up store.

19 May 2024

HBO Originals The Sympathizer limited series on HBO and HBO GO debuts

The Sympathizer is a limited series by HBO Original and debuted on HBO and HBO GO. Based on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Sympathizer is an espionage thriller and cross-culture satire about the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy during the Vietnam War, where he discovers that he is still leading spying days in his new life as a refugee in Los Angeles.

Photo credits HBO, Hopper Stone, HBO GO

The cast includes Emmy® winner Sandra Oh and Academy Award® nominee Robert Downey Jr., who plays multiple roles, Hoa Xuande, Fred Nguyen Khan, Toan Le, Phanxine, Vy Le, Ky Duyen, Kieu Chinh, Duy Nguyen, Alan Trong and is co-showrun and executive produced by Park Chan-wook and Don McKellar.

Watch the Sympathizer on HBO and HBO GO or subscribe to HBO GO online at https://www.hbogoasia.sg/ or the mobile app via the App Store or Play Store for as low as S$9.99/month.  HBO GO is available via StarHub, Singtel and meWatch, on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV, with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

16 May 2024

CHOCOELF X Singapore Heritage Brands Fusion Flavours Chocolate Bars

CHOCOELF chocolate collaborates with 3 Singapore food heritage brands, Tai Hua Food Industries (soy sauce brewer), Fragrance Foodstuff (barbecued meat maker), and Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee (speciality coffee roaster) to infuse the unique flavours, blending more than 150 years of heritage to create fusion flavours chocolate bars like Umami Soy Brew, Fluffy Chicken Floss and Black Cold Brew.

Experience the flavours with an Asian twist, offering a sweet and savoury blend of the essence of Singapore's multicultural palate.

CHOCOELF x Tai Hua: Umami Soy Brew Chocolate Bar 

Leveraging on Tai Hua Food Industries 77-year legacy in soy sauce making,  this one-of-a-kind chocolate creation gives both sweet and salty sensations with each bite, a slight similarity but a stronger salty classical salted caramel flavour.

CHOCOELF x Fragrance Foodstuff: Fluffy Chicken Floss Chocolate Bar 

Developed with Fragrance Foodstuff expertise of 55 years in bak kwa and Asian meat snacks, Fragrance intricately-made fluffy chicken floss was scattered  between the sweet milk chocolate layers with chicken floss, adding crunchiness to the chocolate with its distinctive savoury flavour intact.

CHOCOELF x Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee: Black Cold Brew Chocolate Bar

Revered for their decade-long expertise in specialty coffee roasting, the utmost Black Cold Brew with Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee is infused with strong aromatic notes of cold brew coffee and rich dark chocolate. Great for coffee lovers.

CHOCOELF’s new chocolate bars - Umami Soy Brew, Fluffy Chicken Floss and Black Cold Brew as well as best sellers Kaya Toast, Orchid Vanilla, Nanyang Coffee and Chilli Pepper are available for purchase at CHOCOELF Specialty Chocolate Cafe at 232 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058781, through 11 duty-free chocolate stores at Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 as well as different locations listed at www.chocoelf.com

09 April 2024

Review : Sodexo X Culinary Chefs Epicurean Oma-Kaki Dining Workplace Experience

Sodexo, the global leader in food services, corporate catering and facilities management launches an epicurean culinary Oma-Kaki 2024 menu with renowned Singapore chefs - Chef Maxine Ngooi, Tigerlily Patisserie and Chin Mee Chin Bakery; Chef Jordi Noguera, Singapore’s FOC Group and Sodexo’s Head of Food Platform and Chef Damian D'Silva, Rempapa for Sodexo Oma-Kaki workplace dining experience.

Chef Bjorn Shen collaboration with Sodexo in 2022 was well received and this Oma-Kaki collaboration with 3 popular chefs looks set to be a winning recipe.

Transforming the workplace dining experience, Sodexo Oma-Kaki features a unique culinary fusion menu to elevate dining with business associates or team-bonding session with colleagues, a game changer in the traditional landscape of institutional catering with its exclusive culinary experiences.

Oma-Kakiwhich is a combination of "omakase", the Japanese term for "chef's choice", and “kaki”, the Singlish word for "friend" - a collaboration with culinary masters to co-create exclusive menus for Sodexo’s customers, which will be launched throughout 2024, for International Women's Day, Earth Day and Christmas season.

"Oma-Kaki will not only elevate the workplace dining experience but also create a platform for employees to connect, celebrate, and build stronger relationships with each other,” said Abel Ariza, Managing Director of Sodexo MYSG.

SODEXO Oma-Kaki epicurean limited edition exclusive menus for clients from March 8 to December

Chef Maxine Ngooi, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Tigerlily Patisserie and Chin Mee Chin Bakery - International Women’s Day - 2024, March 8 

Known for her sweet and savoury creations, Chef Ngooi combines classical French techniques with local touches that aims to bring diverse global flavours and push the spirit of empowerment through flavours enjoyed by many.

Among her intriguing range of items are the delightful Coffee Dulcey Petit Gateaux, creamy Banana & Milk Chocolate Gateau De Voyage and the punchy spicy Garam Masala Mango.
For local fusion bites, try the Thai Sweet Chilli Prawn Toast, Laksa Babka, Chicken Ham Chilli Jam Bikini  which is actually a petite bite size sandwich.

The Coffee Dulcey Petit Gateaux is more chocolately with just a hint of coffee, which simply melt as it touches your taste buds while the chunks of mango goes well with the creamy cheese.
Chef Jordi Noguera, Founder and Co-Owner of Singapore’s FOC Group and Sodexo’s Head of Food Platform - Earth Day 2024, April 22

Popular for his plant-based cuisine with Spanish twists, Chef Noguera's menu will highlight his dedication to using fresh ingredients to celebrate his Spanish and Catalan roots.

From meats to vegetables to fruits, Chef Noguera’s alluring culinary selection includes Vegan Mushroom Stuffed Peppers, Feta “Envoltini” , Grilled Souvlaki Skewers with Tzatziki, Compressed Macedonia and Honey Pistachio Tiramisu.

The vegan mushroom stuffed peppers is delicious enough to turn vegan for a day while feta envoltini light crispy puff will tempt you to skip gym for another day and the honey pistachio tiramisu have just the right crunch with hints of honey.

Chef Damian D'Silva, Founder and Executive Chef of Rempapa - Christmas Season December 2024

Chef Damian combined traditional Christmas flavours with a distinctive twist inspired by his Peranakan heritage.

Known for his multicultural cuisines at his restaurant Rempapa, Chef D’Silva’s signature offerings include popular Peranakan “comfort food” like Pie Tee, Seafood Ngoh Hiang, Jengagan, Mandarin Huat Kueh and Nyonya kueh like Kosui, Kueh Salat and Talam Ubi.

Kwee Pie Tee topped with a succulent prawn, freshly cooked radish and crunchy pie shell with a dollop of sambal chilli is definitely a crowd favourite while Kueh Kosui seems the most popular choice for kuehs and Kueh Salat is definitely lemak enough. 

Visit Sodexo.sg for more information on the Sodexo’s Oma-Kaki culinary exerience to elevate your workplace dining.

05 April 2024

DECATHLON X CAROUSELL - Buy & Sell Bicycles Second Life Store

The Official Decathlon Carousell Store on Carousell app has launched. Quality-assured secondhand bicycles that have been inspected and refurbished by Decathlon will be on sale on Carousell platform, the leading multi-category classifieds and recommerce marketplace in the region. 

Offering consumers the choice to easily buy and sell Decathlon used bicycles, it gives a second life to the bicycles, extending the product life cycle, reducing wastage, eco - conscious, more sustainable, and towards a circular economy among the community.

[From Left to Right] Stephan Veyret, CEO of Decathlon Singapore, JJ Eastwood, Senior Vice President, Brand Solutions, Carousell Group and Nathaniel Gregory, Circular Economy & Services Lead of Decathlon Singapore

Carousell users can schedule an appointment with Decathlon directly on the Carousell app via the ‘Sell to Carousell Bicycle’ button, to trade in their Decathlon bicycle for Decathlon Gift Card.

Each bike then undergoes meticulous inspection and refurbishing by Decathlon’s seasoned experts before being put for sale on Decathlon's Official Second Life Store on Carousell @decathlon_secondlife. 

Each secondhand bicycle on @decathlon_secondlife comes with two-year warranty by Decathlon, and users can pay securely with Carousell’s one-click checkout ‘Buy’ button with Buyer Protection.

This strategic partnership highlights Decathlon’s commitment to environmental responsibility, offering an eco-friendly alternative to consumers to participate in circular economy while contributing to a more sustainable future for the sporting industry in Singapore. 

At Decathlon Singapore stores, you can bring in your Decathlon bikes in like new or lightly used condition and Decathlon will offer bicycle buy back on the spot with immediate estimation online and receive up to 70% value in buy back gift card.

Decathlon Second Life programme was first introduced in Singapore in 2022, offering shoppers the choice to purchase goods that have been returned to Decathlon and refurbished at lower then retail prices. Decathlon will extend this trade-in programme to more categories of sport in the near future on top of its current second life range from exercise bikes, inline skates, skate boards, yoga glass bottle, inflatable tour kayak, tents for camping and trekking and Dinghy Sailing Boat to list some.

Carousell Group's Brand Solutions 'Resale As A Service' program works in tandem with brands, streamlining the process to add resale options for their customers, integrating resale and sustainable shopping.

Visit Decathlon Official Second Life Store on Carousell at @decathlon_secondlife to Buy and Sell Decathlon bicycle, powered by Decathlon’s Buy Back initiative. Brands keen on exploring partnership opportunities are encouraged to contact Carousell Group for further details at brandsolutions@carousell.com.

26 March 2024

House of CIMB X ShopBack | Samsung | Pelago | LookFantastic

CIMB Singapore offers investment banking, asset management, banking and credit cards, treasury products and services. It is one of ASEAN’s leading banking groups and Malaysia’s second largest financial services provider, by assets.

Revolutionising the retail experience with the phygital House of CIMB X ShopBack, the pop-up store is a two-phased escapade experience and extravaganza with partners like Samsung, Pelago by Singapore Airlines, LOOKFANTASTIC, Under Armour and Myprotein in the heart of Orchard Road, in front of Mandarin Gallery, from 16 to 31 March 2024 and 6 to 21 April 2024.

Stand a chance to win over S$100,000* worth of giveaways with prizes like Samsung S24 and Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer, a S$1,000 Shopping Spree in the CIMB .House's Social Contest Giveaway and 100% cashback (capped at S$150) by Pelago by Singapore Airlines.

Participate in CIMB Augmented Reality (AR) scavenger game and hunt for gift boxes to get exclusive S$10-value vouchers going for only S$1 with retailers like Samsung and Under Armour as you walk through the "rooms" in the House.

Play games like spin the wheel or claw machines, bid on ShopBack Live / App for items like Razer Iskur V2 and Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones from just S$1 or particate in person at CIMB X Shopback Garage Sale on 31 March 2024 where everything goes for a bidding sale from S$1.

New customers who apply for a CIMB Credit Card onsite will receive S$250* ShopBack Reward Code. Be the first eligible applicant at 12pm daily and receive an additional S$100* Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford voucher. Additionally, linking and spending with CIMB Credit Cards on ShopBack with popular brands offers up to S$120* cashback.

The ShopBack Group is Asia-Pacific’s leading shopping, rewards and payments platform and offers members a option at checkout with the payment solution, ShopBack Pay for rewards. 

ShopBack envisions the pop-up as a sequel to the record-high eCommerce shopping trips for customers to optimise their spendings into savings with its unique, stackable cashback offerings.

The House of CIMB X ShopBack Wellness Hub is the second phrase of the campaign and advocates three pillars of wellness – physical, mental/spiritual, and financial and starts from 6 to 21 April 2024 (11am to 9pm daily). 

Explore brands like The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, Thrive Psychology Clinic, Brompton, CRU, KYDRA and Seedly.

Visitors can look forward to deepening their financial knowledge through informative sharing sessions, experiencing meditation through VR technology and participating in exercises like thematic spin classes while surrounded by visuals projected on the walls, and photo opportunity with a rare bicycle.

21 March 2024

Love, Bonito Ready-to-Live Fashion for Asian Woman

Love, Bonito - Ready to live, not just ready to wear is the new rebranded identity with a new LB heart shaped monogram brand logo and a collective comprising of signatures, staples and capsule collection for Asian women, to embrace every aspect of their lives with style and confidence.

The Singapore founded leading Southeast Asian womenswear brand have come a long way since the blogshop days in 2006 and when Love Bonito was officially launched in 2010, fans would camped by the laptops to get the hands on the highly coveted collections or wait anxiously for backorders. 

Parisian Couturier Julien Fournie X Love, Bonito at FIDé Fashion Week in 2013 was another milestone as we remembered the joyfulness in founders Viola, Velda and Rachel to see the Best of Love, Bonito collection comes to life on the runway.

Clothes for today’s modern Asian woman should not just be ready-to-wear but ready-to-live. Love, Bonito new collections are designed for the everyday woman who needs to be every-ready for everything on the calendar and in-between.

Rachel, the co-founder shares that the new milestone brand refash signifies Love, Bonito Asian heritage, perfecting the Asian women fit designed for confidence, versatility and functionality and it's commitment towards its vision of empowering women through diverse representation.

Fronting the rebrand is a stellar line-up of Asian and Asian-American women chosen for their independence, innovative spirit and talent by the truckloads. These include Korean American actress and singer Arden Cho (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Malaysian singer Yuna Zaria (“Crush”), American writer/artist Chanel Miller (Know My Name: A Memoir), and Singaporean-American mother-daughter content creators Gym Tan and Mya Rose Miller.

Brand New “LB”, Brand New Signatures

Next to a new striking heart-shaped “LB” monogram and a new “Ready-to-live, not just ready-to-wear” tagline, the new campaign sees Love, Bonito launching its best-selling styles in three key lines: Signatures, Staples and Capsule collections. 

Sophisciated, timeless, feminine, classics, everyday favourites for work, weekend and special occasions are designed with crease-ease fabrics,  flattering colours and functional details like built-in elasticated sleeves for blazers, protective inner piece for scoop neck tops, and bloat-friendly waistbands for pants. 

Live it up at the House of Love, Bonito

For the rebrand opening launch on 14 March, Love, Bonito set up its first-ever shophouse takeover - The House of Love, Bonita at 4 Jiak Chuan Road (diagonally across Coach Cafe) in the historic Singapore Chinatown district, paying homage to Asian culture.

Occupying the colourful tiled walls exterior heritage shophouses, the space takes on the concept of a studio apartment that reflects the home of a multifaceted Asian woman.

The Love, Bonito Signatures Collection filled the racks of the “living room” alongside giant posters of the Love, Bonito brand ambassadors such as Arden, Yuna and Chanel, modelling the latest creations.

There is a home design studio where Love, Bonito in-house designers patiently explained the process on how the Singapore-based development team brainstormed on ideas to make their clothes more functional and versatile for the everyday woman.

A massive fitting area is also cosily perched right at a back corner where guests can try on the new Love, Bonito Signatures collection, enjoy the instagrammable hotspots and bring home photo strips from the laundry-style photo booth.

F&B in the House of Love, Bonito

Supporting Asian women is not limited to just clothes as Love, Bonito are concerned.

Guests could enjoy local delights like traditional Chinese pastry ang ku kueh (aka red tortoise cake), kopi (coffee in Malay) and teh (tea in Malay) from women-led local Asian heritage brands Ji Xiang Confectionery (nine outlets islandwide) and Coffee Break (Amoy/Hong Lim/Market Street).

More love in the House of Love, Bonito is contemporary bagelry Two Men Bagel House, offering three event-unique bagelwiches in the form of Latkes, Brisket (beef pastriami and potato pancake), The Asian Fit (smoked salmon with orange curry cream cheese) and Lau Pat Sat (chicken satay with peanut butter curry).

Love, Bonito’s Signatures Collection is available at its online shop, Singapore boutiques and all stores globally,  shipping to 20 countries worldwide (free shipping threshold applies).

The House of Love, Bonito is located at 4 Jiak Chuan Road and open to the public till Sunday 24 March, from 11am-9pm.

19 March 2024

CeraVe Singapore | Best Sellers U.S. Dermatological Skincare Official Launch

Bestsellers CeraVe Moisturising Cream, Moisturising Lotion and  Cleanser are part of the six core products officially launched in Singapore at leading pharmacies like Watsons, Guardian and Unity, to address skin concerns like sensitive skin, dry skin, skin dehydration, skin irritation and atopic dermatitis.

The No.1 dermatologist recommended skincare brand in the US, is formulated by certified dermatologists to include human skin-identical ceramides 1, 3, and 6-II and Hyaluronic acid mainly, with additional  Niacinamide and other lipids depending on product, in synergy with MultiVesicular Emulsion Technology. 

The winning CeraVe formula is non-comedogenic, oil-free and fragrance-free, non greasy and non sticky, gentle on the skin, help to restore the skin’s natural protective barrier, strengthen the skin and provide long lasting hydration.

CeraVe moisturising cream is accepted by the National Eczema Association while CeraVe AM Facial Moisturising Lotion is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

CeraVe's Singapore six core products launch include the following :-

Moisturising Cream - Provides 48-hour hydration, the  creamy and easily absorbed cream is suitable for dry to very dry skin

Moisturising Lotion - Provides 24-hour hydration, the lightweight formulation is suitable for normal or dry skin

Foaming Cleanser - Gentle remover with kaolin clay to deep cleanse dirt, oil, and makeup without making skin feel tight or dry.

Hydrating Cleanser - Gently cleanses excess oil and refreshes the skin without disrupting the skin barrier.

AM Facial Moisturising Lotion - Provides continuous hydration and protection with Broad-spectrum SPF 30 InVisibleZinc™ Technology against UV damage 

PM Facial Moisturising Lotion - Protects skin barrier as it hydrate, calm, and soothe skin with Vitamin B³ Niacinamide

Developed and recommended by dermatologists worldwide, CeraVe provides a comprehensive skincare range for all skin types that is effective and affordable from S$19.90 (Cleanser, 236ml) to S$44.90  (Moisturiser 473ml). 

Visit the official Singapore CeraVe website, CeraVe.com.sg, Instagram/Facebook @ceravesg for more information or shop at Watsons, Guardian and Unity or the respective online stores. #DevelopedWithDerms #CeraVeSG 

08 March 2024

Aesthetics, Beauty and Grooming Services at The Fifth at Ngee Ann City Singapore

The Fifth at Ngee Ann City in the heart of Singapore Orchard Road is a dedicated wellness enclave of aesthetics clinics, medispas, face, beauty and grooming hair and nail salons, offering essential treatments to pampering sessions with aesthetics clinic Avenue Medical + Surgery Group, wellness and weight management Cheryl W, Caring Skin, TK TrichoKare, PHS Hairscience, Papilla Haircare, Oriental Hair Solutions, London Weight Management, Schöne Mama, Oasis Nails Spa and Pixie Nail Spa among other beauty services tenants on the same floor, with signature treatments and an array of popular beauty products and services.

A level above shopping, the Fifth at Ngee Ann City is a perfect place to rest, relax and recharge. At Singapore Ngee Ann City, shop at luxury fashion brands flagship boutiques like Fendi, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Tiffany & Co. , Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget, MontBlanc,  Faure Le Page, Celine, Goyard, Moynat, Giorgio Armani,  Berluti,  BOSS, BOGGI MILANO and Shanghai Tang.

The key tenant, Takashimaya Department occupies 4 levels at Takashimaya Shopping Centre Ngee Ann City Tower A, with speciality fashion stores like Hermes, Salvatore Ferrgamo, Bottega Veneta, Bvlgari, Bally, Mulberry, MCM, Kenzo, Issey Miyake,  Delvaux, Roger Vivier, Weekend by Max Mara, Max & Co, Moschino Jeans, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Longchamp, Marc Jacobs, Polo Ralph Lauren, Anteprima and Agnes B.

After shopping for hours at your favourite brands, relax and rejuvenate with the beauty and grooming services, suitable for both ladies and gentlemen at The Fifth at Ngee Ann City.

Redefine your beauty and well being by pampering yourself and your BFFs. Indulge and look your best this season and always in your latest Spring Summer 2024 collection.

Nourish your crowning glory and start your hair journey at TK TrichoKare with Purifying Scalp Treatment (Ngee Ann City, Tower B, #05-22A) for a healthy scalp and hair growth where new customers will enjoy first session at S$45.

TK TrichoKare Purifying Scalp Treatment (Ngee Ann City, #05-22A)

Try Oriental Hair Solutions Customised Oriental Plant-Based Hair Growth Therapy  (Ngee Ann City, Tower B, #05-19) which uses natural oriental plant herbs like Ginseng and Gentian and a Deep Hydrating Hair Mask (only applicable for long hair) at only SS19.90 to revitalise and pamper your tresses naturally.

If you have haircare concerns, visit research-based PHS Hairscience for Advanced Hair Loss & Greying Treatment MSC-NANOGOLD+™ Solution (Ngee Ann City, Tower B, #05-25) which targets the hair follicle stem cells to effectively drive hair growth, at a promotional price of only S$168. 

At Papilla Haircare (Ngee Ann City, Tower B, #05-25A/B) , founded by socialite Kim Lim, Papilla Haircare specialized in Scalpelectroporation, or S.E.P for short, is an FDA-appproved breakthrough alternative to injections as the world’s only needle-free procedure for the transdermal delivery of cell-conditioning formulas applied topically onto the scalp.

Try the Male & Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment, two cult-favourite scalp treatments to stimulate hair follicles, enhance blood circulation and detoxify the scalp to breathe new life into your mane at a trial price of S$228.

Redefine and revitalise at Aesthetics Clinic Avenue Medical + Surgery Group.

Helmed by Dr. W.S Teo, Avenue Medical + Surgery Group offers popular aesthetic treatments for face and body like Ultherapy®, Thermage FLX™, Juvéderm®, Ellanse Dermal Filler, Botox, Fotona 4D, Profhilo®, Rejuran Healer, Rejuran S, Potenza™, Picotoning (Discovery Pico Laser) , Hyaluronic Acid Skin Booster, Chemical Peel, HIFU, Dermalift, Thread Lift, Sculptra, Absculpt, Coolsculpting to hair treatments like Calecim Advanced Hair System, FUE Hair Transplant, IPL Hair Removal and Regenera Hair Activa.

Try Avenue Venus Radio Frequency Face Treatment (Ngee Ann City, Tower B, #05-23) to tighten skin, be wrinkle free All Year 龙! treatment from now till 1 April. Known as the gold standard in skin tightening and sculpting, this non-surgical treatment is safe for all skin types, creating tightened, toned and more lifted appearance of the skin, visible results in with just one treatment. 

For sensitive and acne skin concerns, Caring Skin (Ngee Ann City, Tower B, #05-22) specialises in soothing gentle facials and treatments. 

Nail it right at Oasis Nails Spa (Ngee Ann City, Tower B, #05-15) for manicure and pedicure and then receive 20% off your subsequent visit or 30% off three or more subsequent services. Foot reflexology, head, neck, shoulder, back, full body massage and eyebrow embroidery services are also available.

Be pampered at Pixie Nail Spa (Ngee Ann City, Tower B, #05-16A)  for a  Gel Classic Manicure and Pedicure.

Look good effortlessly at Cheryl W weight management and wellness (Ngee Ann City, Tower B, #05-18/18A). Founded by Cheryl Wee, one of the successors to Jean Yip group of beauty salon services, the treatments are tailored to improve one’s physique and confidence.

A selection of treatment packages from S$88, like Wonder Sculpt slimming and sculpting solutions, body detox treatments and fat-freezing sessions are available for new customers till March 2024. Try 3 Sessions of WonderSculpt Treatment at $188 or Wellness Detox Treatment + 1 Session Fat Freeze 360 Treatment at $88.

Cheryl W Wellness and Weight Management Wonder Sculpt 

At London Weight Management (Ngee Ann City, Tower B, #05-21) , try the Signature ezSlim™ Treatment with body firming gel which uses revolutionary technology to burn stubborn fat, tone, detox, and firm in just 30 minutes and new customers could have a complimentary trial.

For mums and mums-to-be, visit Schöne Mama (Ngee Ann City, Tower B, #05-20) for a comprehensive range of non-invasive services developed to help mothers feel and look their best and support recovery post-pregnancy like Prenatal Massage Postpartum Trial (Pelvic, Diastasis Recti), Breast Lactation Massage and Lymphatic Massage.

Located at 391B Orchard Road, Tower B, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872 , The Fifth at Ngee Ann City is a dedicated wellness destination offering aesthetics, beauty, face, hair and nails  grooming services, essential treatments and pampering sessions with Avenue Medical + Surgery Group Aesthetics, Cheryl W wellness and weight management, Caring Skin, TK TrichoKare, PHS Hairscience, Papilla Haircare, Oriental Hair Solutions, London Weight Management, New York Skin Solutions, Schöne Mama, Oasis Nails Spa and Pixie Nail Spa among other beauty related services tenants like SJ Clinic and Surgery, Zell-V Platinum, Chez Vous . Chez Image and Pro Trim (III) Hair Studio on the same floor. 

For a full list of tenants and promotions at The Fifth at Ngee Ann City, refer to the Annex here . @naconfifth

06 March 2024

Scoot New Destinations Routes on Embraer E190-E2 to Koh Samui | Sibu additional flights to Krabi | Hat Yai | Miri | Kuantan

Scoot, the low-cost airline subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be using its fleet of new Embraer E190-E2 aircraft, flying from Singapore to 6 South East Asia destinations including new flight routes to Koh Samui and Sibu plus  existing destinations in Miri and Kuantan in Malaysia as well as Hat Yai and Krabi in Thailand.

Scoot’s E190-E2 services will begin in May 2024 with inaugural flights for Krabi on May 7, after the first of nine aircraft is delivered in April from Embraer’s manufacturing facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil.

The second E2 is also scheduled for delivery in April 2024 and Scoot will operate to four additional cities – Koh Samui, Kuantan, Miri, and Sibu. 

Daily flights to Koh Samui will commence from 13 May 2024, with the frequency progressively increased to twice daily from early June 2024. The flight frequency to Krabi and Hat Yai will increase from seven times to ten times weekly. 

Scoot will launch thrice weekly flights to Sibu from 5 June 2024. It will increase frequency to Miri and Kuantan from three to four times weekly from 20 May 2024 and 3 June 2024 respectively.

Miri, Sarawak's second largest and oil rich city is a gateway to a multifarious of nature experiences.

Explore Malaysia’s first World Heritage Area, the UNESCO World Heritage Gunung Mulu, Sarawak National Park with extraordinary caves, rainforest canopy skywalk and sunset bats observatiory. Or complete the ultimate bucket list and scale to Mount Mulu Summit where exceptionally breaktaking picturesque panaroma scenery and pinnacles peaks awaits.

Together with destinations served by Scoot’s existing fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircrafts, the airline would operate 103-times weekly flights to Malaysia and 92-times weekly flights to Thailand by June 2024.

Scoot's flight destinations will increase to 69, boosting Scoot network connectivity in the region while reinforcing Singapore’s position as a regional hub with the new Embraer E190-E2 fleet expansion.

Scoot all-in sale fares for new destinations on Scoot Economy class starts from SGD172 to Koh Samui and SGD72 to Sibu, inclusive of taxes.

To book your Scoot flight tickets, visit www.flyscoot.com/ or contact Call Centre. Follow Scoot for latest flight price promotions at Facebook.com/FlyScoot|Twitter.com/FlyScoot| Instagram.com/FlyScoot| Youtube.com/FlyScoot .

*Flight schedules are subject to government and regulatory approvals or changes.

26 February 2024

Singapore Airshow 2024 Aerial Flypast Aviation Showcase

The Singapore Airshow 2024 at Changi Exhibition Centre saw a total of nine aerial displays aerobatic manoeuvres flypast, for trade days on 20th to 23rd February and Weekend@Airshow on 24th and 25th February, the first Public Days in 4 years for the biennial Singapore Airshow.

Six National Air Forces - RAAF Royal Australian Air Force Roulettes,  Indian Air Force Sarang, Indonesian Air Force Jupiter TNI+AU, ROKAF Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles, RSAF Republic of Singapore Air Force and USAF The United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress (flypast only on February 22) and three commercial companies - Airbus A350-1000 wide body airliner, Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC C919 narrow-body airliner and ARJ21 regional jet. COMAC made its inaugural participation at Asia’s most influential aerospace and defence event, flying it's aircraft for the first time outside China.

This Singapore AirShow 2024 edition thrilled spectators with the largest number of flying teams since Singapore Airshow inception in 2008, performing exhilarating aerobatics  manoeuvres, spectacular stunning aerial precision performances diverse display coordinations with the latest prowess commercial and military aircraft.

Republic of Singapore Air Force's F-15SG and AH-64D Apache 

Opening the Singapore Airshow 2024 aerial display is our Nation pride The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s integrated aerial display team, featuring a Lockhead Martin F-15SG fighter jet and the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, performing 12 synchronized stunts and choreographed manoeuvres.

The Slingshot sees the AH-64D helicopter charging into the show centre before pulling into a steep climb to apex at almost zero airspeed before executing a tight turn back while the F-15SG fighter jet enters from the right with a high G-turn 360 degrees around the helicopter.

The Sam Weave and Triple Aileon Roll sees the F-15SG releasing flares as it twist and roll with precision flying turns and 360 degrees spiral moves.

The Golden Salute is an appreciation to all audience and Singaporeans, with the helicopter performing a 'bow' and the F-15SG enters into a vertical spiral climb, releasing a column of flares to close the show.

Indian Air Force Sarang HAL DHRU

Indian Air Force Sarang is showcasing it's aerobatic manoeuvres for the first time at Singapore Airshow with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), manufactured Advanced Light Helicopter (Dhruv). 

The first international display for the Sarang team was at the Asian Aerospace Airshow at Changi Exhibition Cente, Singapore in 2004.

The Sarang team helicopter livery is a painted beautiful peacock, ever so picturesque when the 4 helicopters are performing formations like Iverted Wineglass, India and Diamond.

The aerobatic display highlighted Indian Air Force pilots true flying skills and showcased the ALH Dhruv's agility and manoeuvrability for Sarang Manoeuvres like Cross Over Break, Sarang Heart and Sarang Split.

Royal Australian Air Force Roulettes PC-21 

The Royal Australian Air Force's aerobatic display team The Roulettes uses Switzerland made Pilatus PC-21 – one of the most advanced training aircraft in the world.

This is the first time that RAAF The Roulettes with 6 aircraft and 7 member team is showcasing their aerobatic skills internationally with the new PC-21 at The Singapore Airshow 2024 with formations and manoeuvres like Wedge to Vulcan Rollbacks, Corkscrew and Quarter Clover and Cascades.

The RAAF conduct regular practice displays with Indonesia’s Jupiter Aerobatic team, complimenting the strong bilateral relationship of the 2 countries.

Performing mainly domestically in Australia all year round at official launches and special events, RAAF The Roulettes are trained in precise aerobatics formations, flying as close as 3 metres apart and as low as 250 feet (80m) at speeds of up to 370 knots.(685km/h) where the pilots can experience up to 6 ‘G', or 6 times, the force of gravity during a display. 

Indonesia Air Force Jupiter KT-1B

Indonesia Air Force Jupiter (TNI-AU) Aerobatic Team 6 uses Korea WongBee KT-1B. The Jupiter team performed aerobatics display regularly at Singapore Airshow, participating in 2014, 2018, 2022 and 2024.

The Jupiter International aerial performance includes  Bangkok, 2012 at Thailand aviation centurion celebration, Brunei Darusalam,  2013 at 4th Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition (BRIDEX) and Langkawi, Malaysia for Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2023 and as well as numerous Indonesia official events.

Jupiter formations and manoeuvres include Jupiter wheel, solo spin, snake loop and showcased new moves this year, mesmerising crowds as usual.

Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles T-50

Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles uses Korea Aerospace Industries KAI T-50 the advanced supersonic jet trainer, for the aerobatic aerial display.

The Black Eagles are a crowd favourite with their synchronized manoeuvres and use of coloured smoke, creating pleasing Instagram friendly photos and videos.

Black Eagles ROKAF 7 and 8 have photographer and videographer onboard sometimes as passenger for sky view footages.

ROKAF Black Eagles weaved through the sky to create heart shape and Korean flag symbol in white with their manoeuvres.

United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress

The USAF Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber designed to perform a range of missions and is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes of up to 50,000 feet. 

A pair of United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, the legendary military plane flew past the Singapore Airshow 2024 on February 22 on its way back to its airbase. USAF B52 is a staple in the military and have been in service  for more than 5 decades.

Airbus A350-1000

Airbus A350 XWB latest edition, A350-1000 was first showcased at Singapore Airshow 2018. The aerial performance is a crowd favourite as it glides through gracefully into the clouds and sky, creating picture perfect photos for everyone. 

The Airbus A350 Ultra Long Range is operated by Singapore Airlines on the world's longest commercial route today between Singapore and New York since 2018. Australia’s Qantas will be launching the next longest A-350 route for non-stop air travel from Sydney to London and New York with the inaugural flights in mid 2026.

Powered by the latest generation engines from Rolls-Royce, the newest generation A350 brings a 25% reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions. 

For Singapore Airshow 2024 aerial flypast,  the A350-1000 is fueled with a 35% blend of sustainable aviation fuel at Singapore Changi Airport, in association with ST-Airport Services, Changi Airport Group and SATS.

All Airbus aircraft are already able to operate with up to 50% SAF and towards achieving up to 100% SAF by 2030.

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China COMAC 919

COMAC C919, a narrow-body twin aisle airliner developed by Chinese aircraft manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China COMAC flew for the first time outside China at Singapore Airshow 2024 with C919 B-001F. 

Designed and manufactured in China, C919 commercial plane inaugural flight MU9191 was on May 28, 2023 by China Eastern Airlines - who made the biggest purchase order for C919. China Eastern Airlines uses C919 on its route between Shanghai and Chengdu currently. 

At Singapore Airshow 2024, Tibet Airlines placed an order of 50 COMAC C919 special variant aircraft for high altitude flying.

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China COMAC ARJ21-700

COMAC ARJ21-700 aircraft is the first short-medium range turbofan regional single aisle business aircraft with a flexible cabin option of twin class with 8 business class seats and 70 economy seats or single class of 97 coach seats.

Indonesia based TransNusa uses COMAC ARJ-21 and flies internationally from Jakarta to Singapore, Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and domestically Bali and Yogyakarta.

GallopAir, Brunei second airline have signed a letter of intent to purchase COMAC C919 and ARJ21 business and freighter jet. GallopAir aims to start flights operations by late 2024.

The Singapore Airshow 2024 flying displays was held once a day at 12:30pm-2.00pm on 20 February, 11:30am-12:25pm on 21 and 22 February on trade days and on Weekend@Airshow Public Days, it was twice a day at 11:30am-12:15pm and 2:30pm-3:15pm on 24 and 25 February. 

Members of the public could also view the flying displays via a livestream at Singapore Airshow 2024 (singaporeairshowlive.gov.sg) and a recorded version at other timings.

Schedule and timings are subject to changes and attendees are advised to check the Singapore Airshow Website: www.singaporeairshow.com , Facebook @OfficialSingaporeAirshow, Instagram : @singaporeairshow, X : @SGAirshow and LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/singapore-airshow

Singapore Airshow 2024 Static Display 

Singapore Airshow 2024 static display include Airbus A330neo Starlux aircraft,  Embraer 195-E2 COMAC C919 China Eastern Airlines aircraft,  COMAC ARJ21 TransNusaAir regional jet and Air Central cargo aircraft.

STARLUX Airlines operates an all-Airbus passenger fleet that includes the Airbus A350-900, A330neo and A321neo, flying long haul United States flights with Airbus A350 from Taipei to San Francisco, Los Angeles currently, to Seattle from August 2024 and from Taipei to Singapore,  Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam with Airbus A330neo and A321neo.

At The Singapore Airshow 2024, Airbus received new orders from Taiwan Airline Starlux for 5 all-new A350F freighters and 3 more A330neo widebody aircraft while VietJet Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purchase of 20 Airbus A330-900 widebodies, complementing the Airbus A321XLRs already on order.

At Singapore Airshow 2024,  Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition from Airbus Corporate Helicopters made its first appearance, featuring interior and exterior designed Aston Martin clean luxury aesthetic look.

Embraer, Brazil defense & security, commercial aviation, business aviation and urban air mobility solutions showcased Embraer E195-E2 with 'TechEagle ' livery with Embraer C-390 Millennium, Praetor 600 and Eve’s eVTOL cabin mockup first appearance at the Singapore Airshow 2024.

The Embraer E195-E2 commercial jet is the  world’s most fuel-efficient and quietest single-aisle aircraft and received significant orders including from Singapore second airline Scoot.

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) showcased 10 of its aircraft and weapon systems like the F-15SG and F-16D fighter aircraft, the AH-64D, H225M and CH-47F helicopters, the Hermes 450 and Heron 1 UAVs, the A330-MRTT and the Aster 30 missile system.

Weekend@Airshow Public Days 2024 was an aviation theme hub of excitement.

Photos with Singapore Airshow's beloved mascots, Leo and Leonette meet and greet sessions, specially planned family-friendly activities like spanning treasure hunts and constructing eco-friendly paper airplanes, getting up close with the latest commercial and military aircraft on display, meet the pilots sessions and the high octane spectacular aerial display aerobatic manoeuvres flypast from Singapore and visiting aerobatic flying teams.

Singapore Airshow 2024 Autograph Session with Flying Display Pilots :

February 24 at 1:30pm – 2:00pm (Black Eagles) and 4:30pm – 5:00pm (Roulettes), and February 25 at 10:30am – 11:00am (Black Eagles), 1:30pm –2:00pm (Jupiter) and 4:30 – 5:00pm (Sarang). 

Weekend@Airshow 2024 tickets inclusive of complimentary 2 way shuttle bus services from Expo to Changi Exhibition Centre were ticketed at SISTIC - SGD$34 for adults, SGD$17 for children aged 3 to 12 years, and SGD$240 for the group package, which includes 4 tickets and 1 car park label.

Singapore Airshow 2024 received its highest record of close to 60,000 trade attendees at the Changi Exhibition Centre from 20-23 February 2024 and additional almost 60,000 public attendance for Weekend@Airshow from February 24-25.

Singapore Airshow 2026 will be held in February. at Changi Exhibition Centre.

*Photos taken by BeauteRunway photography team using Canon RS 6 and RS 7, Nikon Z9 and Pentax K3-II.


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