Top 5 Places To Do CNY Shopping

Top 5 Places To Do CNY Shopping

Chinese New Year is just round the corner. Have you bought your new year goods and snack? We are here to bring you a list of the Top 5 Places to shop for this coming Chinese New year!

1) Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre

The Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre was opened in 1983 as a centralise market for the distribution of fruits and vegetables. With more than 1,400 stalls, the wholesale centre have something for everyone.

Address: 1 Wholesale Centre, Singapore 110001
Contact: 6775 6355

2) Woodlands Terrace

Woodlands Terrace is the one-stop location for all your CNY needs. From bak kwa and snacks bakery to wholesale market of frozen food. If you are looking for food for the new year, this is the place to go.

Address: Woodlands Terrace

3) FairPrice Warehouse Club

Think FairPrice Supermarket, but on steroids. It has everything you need and everything you don't need. Best part is the prices here are cheaper than the prices from your neighborhood supermarket. There is a catch though as only members are allowed to shop here. However, if you’ve already got an NTUC card, membership is a mere $30 for two years of sweet deals.

Address: 1 Joo Koon Circle, Levels 2 & 3, Singapore 629117
Contact: 6710 4584

4) Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry

Pineapple tarts is the signature snack for Chinese New Year, and there is no better place to get pineapple tarts than Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry. Reviewed to be the king of pineapple tarts. Enjoy the generous fillings and the buttery pastry this snack has to offer.

Address: 264 Middle Road, Elias Building
Contact: 6337 2417

5) Allswell Marketing in Geylang Road

This live seafood market supplies seafood to big-name restaurants and high-end hotels. You can get all kind of fresh, live seafood such as lobster, prawns, clams and crab here. If you prefer something that has been prepared for you, you will be happy to know that they also sell frozen items such snappers and scallops.

Address: 670 Geylang Road, Singapore 389597
Contact: 6745 1123

Bonus: Chinatown

Every Chinese New Year, if there is a place you must go to pick up your snacks and decorations, that place will have to be Chinatown. Everything you need for Chinese New Year can be found here.


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5 Unique Exhibitions That Will Expand Your Mind

5 Unique Exhibitions That Will Expand Your Mind

Spend your weekend expanding your mind with these exhibitions where science, art and pop culture collide.

1. Games and Politics Exhibition


Goethe-Institut Singapore and Kult Gallery present Games and Politics, an interactive exhibition that features 18 playable games, short films, and 2D artworks that deal with socially-­relevant and mature topics like war, gender, migration, democracy and surveillance.
The exhibition invites you to play digital games while experiencing the power of games as a communication tool. The exhibition questions the scope and limits of games as a genre so as to construct a counter-positon — whether in the demonstration of social conditions, in the investigation of the medium itself, its functioning, stereotypes, dependencies and conditions, or in enacting politics with games through practices of subversive appropriation.

Monday to Thursday: 2 - 7pm
Friday to Sunday: 4 - 9pm
Kult Studio & Gallery, 11 Upper Wilkie Road C2-­5 Emily Hill, Singapore 228120.

2. The Artist's Voice


This exhibition is curated by the internationally acclaimed curator and art historian Dr. Lorand Hegyi, features 34 contemporary artists from various countries and across different generations.
The exhibition focuses on the capacity and competence of contemporary art to transfer essential messages and existential revelations about life, truth, historical visions, ethical values, anthropological constellations.

18 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
Monday  to Saturday: 12 - 7pm
Parkview Museum, 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Level 3 Singapore 188778

3. Above And Beyond


Singapore Science Centre partners with aircraft manufacturing company Boeing to present Above and Beyond, an exhibition that celebrates the success and long history of aviation. Pilot a supersonic fighter jet in a virtual high-speed flying simulation, and learn all about the science behind aerospace by trying out the numerous interactive exhibitions. A must go for the whole family.

16 Dec 2017 – 8 Apr 2018
Monday - Sunday: 10am to 6pm
15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

4. Anime X Stamps


Rejoice my fellow otakus, there is an anime event at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Experience your favourite anime series and characters in a whole new way - through stamps! Discover the origins of anime and chart the rise of this versatile and pervasive medium. From beloved classics such as Astroboy, Doraemon to current hot favourites such as One Piece and Pokémon. Experience all these anime through over 700 stamps from Japan.

16 Nov 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 7pm
Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807

5. Treasures of the natural world


Embark on an adventure of discovery as treasures of the natural world from the prestigious Natural History Museum London come alive to take you back in time on expeditions that broke scientific grounds and made history.
ArtScience Museum brings the very best from the museum’s rich and important collection in this hotly anticipated exhibition that showcases the most significant treasures of the natural world. Hand-picked from over 80 million specimens, over 200 of the museum’s star objects will travel to Southeast Asia for the very first time. Selected for their historical and scientific importance, each prized treasure is a marvel that reveals a story of adventure and exploration defined by curiosity and discovery. Featured in this exhibition are scientific specimens and animals from the natural world, boasting a rich record of nature, works of art, gems and minerals, and the manuscript and collection belonging to some of the world's greatest scientists, including both Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace, discoverers of evolutionary biology as we know it today.

25 Nov 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 7pm
6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974


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CNY 2018 Zodiac Forecast Part 2

CNY 2018 Zodiac Forecast Part 2

In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is associated with an animal sign (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig)  and an elements (Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth).

2018 is the year of the Dog and the element of Earth. With Chinese New Year just 1 month away, we will be bringing to you a short series of zodiac forecast for the Year of The Earth Dog.

This the part 2 of the series.

Click here for Part 1.

Dragon

Wealth: 3/10

This year, dragon zodiac clashes with Tai-sui so your fortune and wealth luck are not favourable, hence it will be good to avoid high risk speculation and gambling. You should adopt a “play safe” strategy in your finance management and be prudent in your spending to avoid getting into money problem.

Health: 3/10

Due to your hardship in work, you tend to be easily exhausted and stressed out, hence greatly affect your health. Rest more and take extra caution to what you eat to prevent food poisoning. Do not drive with fatigue as it can cause accident.

Career: 2/10

Due to the lack of career luck, you will find yourself facing a difficult time and struggling at work. You will be stressed and pressured from your superior. You will also be outcasted from colleagues, so for this year, work on the inter-personal relationship to avoid any hostility.

Relationship: 3.5/10

You tend to easily mood swing and agitated even over the slightest thing, especially towards your closed ones. Learn to be more accommodating and control your temper to avoid hurting the relationship.

Snake

Wealth: 9/10

People born in the Snake Zodiac will enjoy prosperous fortune this year and opportunities are abundant so remember to choose well and seize the chance. You will see good result from both your wealth and windfall luck but do not spend unnecessary. You should also donate to charity. If you are looking for new ventures or expansion, this is the year to do.

Health: 7/10

You don’t need to worry about your health as there will not be any serious problem, except for minor illness like cough/flu. Do not indulge in drinking and smoking and also pay extra attention to your diet.

Career: 8.5/10

Blessed with auspicious stars, it will be a smooth sailing in your career in year 2018 and you will be rewarded with pay increment and promotion/advancement. If you are in the sales line, you will make remarkable result with deals rolling in.

Relationship: 7/10

Romance star is shining on you this year, so for those who are in a relationship, it might be time to get married. For married couple, you might be welcoming a new family member within the year.

Horse

Wealth: 5/10

You have a moderate wealth luck this year and your income can basically just cover your expenses, so be frugal. Do not spend unnecessarily and always save for the rainy day. You might reap some windfall gain but bear in mind to save it for future use.

Health: 6/10

Your health is relatively acceptable but you just need to take additional safety precautions for your children and elderly at home to avoid getting injured. It is always advisable to take things moderately rather than to the extreme.

Career: 6/10

For working individuals, your job will be stable but do not be too stuck up because it will bring you failure in your career. Avoid being high profile as it might attract back stabbers in your office. Stay humble and steer away from office politics.

Relationship: 2/10

Romance luck is not at your side in 2018 and for couple who has been in long relationship, this year will be a challenge, so stay cool and resolve any problems amicably. Do not listen to any gossips that will affect your relationship and might eventually cause break up.

Sheep

Wealth: 9/10

Due to numerous auspicious star shining upon this year, your wealth luck is favourable with significant gain in investment returns, main income and also unexpected windfall. Stay in low profile to avoid being the target of theft or robberies.

Health: 6/10

Health status is average and you will easily fall sick due to overwork, so rest more when you have the chance. Maintain a healthy diet and it is time to pick up a sport to keep yourself active and kick away unhealthy habits.

Career: 8/10

You will have a smooth sailing career this year so it is time to look into expanding your business. As for working individual, you will get recognition from your bosses and there might be an opportunity for a promotion or career advancement.

Relationship: 8.5/10

Romance luck is unbelievably good this year and for married couple, you will be welcoming a newborn into the family. For singles, you will meet you other half and get into a stable relationship. Wedding bells will be ringing for couple who are already in a relationship for years.


Come back next week for last part of the zodiac forecast where we will be talking about the forecast for people born in the year of Monkey, Chicken, Dog, and Pig.

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4 Fun Facts About Singapore's Weather. Number 4 Will Blow Your Mind!

4 Fun Facts About Singapore's Weather. Number 4 Will Blow Your Mind!

Over the last 2 weeks, we have seen some rather extreme weathers in Singapore. But are they really that extreme? Here are some fun fact about the climate of Singapore.

1) Rainfall

On 8th Jan, 9 different locations in eastern Singapore experienced one of the most intense flash flood in recent history. The flooding are due to a heavy rain that poured 118.8mm of rain in just 4 hours. That's about 2 weeks worth of rainfall in just a couple of hours. But did you know, back in 2nd Nov 1995, a record breaking 147mm of rainfall fell in just 1 hour. So before you complaint about how heavy the rain is, remember that it can always be worse.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Singapore had experience some really dry months as well. As recently as Nov 2014, the total rainfall in Singapore for the month was just 0.08mm. A farcry as compared to what we had been experiencing for the last 2 weeks

2) Temperature

Singapore has been bless with nice, cooling weather for the last 2 weeks. One of the night, the weather dropped all the way to 21.9 degree Celsius. This is the lowest temperature that Singapore has ever experience since 1934. During the night of 30th Jan 1934, the temperature in Singapore was at 19.4 degree Celsius.

3) Uncommon weather

Singapore is no stranger to unusual weather as well. Back in 2013 and 2008, Singapore was hit by a sudden hail. Irregular lumps of ice starting falling from the sky in 5-minute burst.

4) Wind

Strong winds can have some really devastating effects. While Singapore don't suffered from extremely strong wind such as those from the recent Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. We do have our own share of strong winds. Back in 2010, a gust of wind in Singapore was recorded to be at 90.7km/h, that is faster than the speed limit of our expressway.


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[Step-By-Step Guide] Zero Excess Insurance Coverage

[Step-By-Step Guide] Zero Excess Insurance Coverage

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