Friday, November 20, 2015

An afternoon Twinings Discovery collection tea appreciation plus Movie ( Video )

Waking up at 7.30am daily, the longest reigning British Monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II had Twinings English Breakfast tea. She likes her tea without sugar. Was that one of the little secret to longevity.

Twinings introduces the Large-Leaf Discovery Collection. A total of 8 new and unique blends is designed to take tea lovers on a journey of discovery to experience new superior large-leaf teas and infusions that will delight the senses.
The tea leaf is presented in premium silky pyramids that help to release the sensuous aromas and flavour.

Stephen Twining, 10th generation of the Twinings family, commented.

“I am extremely proud to present the Twinings Large-Leaf Discover Collection. It’s a fantastic addition to the Twinings repertoire and brings something extra special. The Master blenders have really applied their blending skills to perfection to sure each tea looks, smells and taste truly wonderful. If  you love tea and great flavours, then I highly recommend you explore this new collection.”

London Strand Earl Grey

A blend of traditional bergamot with a twist of other citrus notes and real lemon peels.
This is actually quite nice and if you like Earl Grey, this will be an added bonus to have an Earl Grey variation.

Golden Tipped English Breakfast

The search was over when they found the golden buds at the valleys of Assam, North East India. This new blend produces rich and malty strong and bold  flavour. Maybe Queen Elizabeth II should try out this new Golden Tipped English Breakfast tea for a change.

Two-Seasons Darjeeling

It is interesting to note that the Master blenders created this tea by blending two harvests to create a light perfectly balance afternoon tea. During spring time, the tea were from the Himalayan foothills in West Bengal.

English Rose Garden

Rose-flavoured delicate China black tea with rose petals. However hectic your day is proving to be, it will bring a delicious summery pause to your afternoon.

Pure Sencha Green Tea

Large leaf green tea steamed to give the fresh and pure flavour. The best and freshest leaves comes from the cool flushes of the Eastern spring which the Master Blenders capture the pure essence of the mountain slopes where the tea grows.

Budding Meadow Camomile

The best camomile evokes the essence of a summer meadow: floral, uplifting and with a breezy scent that calms the spirit. Using the whole pollen heads, Master blenders capture the sweet nature of camomile, creating a blend that carries you gently to the meadow of your imagination.

Medley of Mint

A blend of natural spearmint and peppermint to give a refreshing and uplifting taste. Only the best mint leaves were selected from the summer harvests, each time picking just before the mint flowers bloom for maximum taste. I like the minty taste, not to strong which works best for me. I ordered a cup during the movie. As I watch and had my meal, sipping a little of my favourite minty tea.

Golden Caramel Rooibos

The rich Rooibos with a hint of sweet caramel flavour. It is also caffeine-free. This is a good news for those who do not like to have any caffeine in their tea. Rooibos from the Cederberg and Olifantsrivier mountains of South Africa’s Western Cape is delicious in its own right. Master blenders found a way of enhancing the sun-dried needle’s naturally rich depth of flavour. And also include hint of caramel flavour with a just right level of sweetness.

It was a good afternoon for tea appreciation. My excitement did not end here. We proceed to the latest James Bond movie, Spectre where I enjoyed a meal and tea in comfy sofa seat while watching the movie.

Where to buy the Twinings Discovery Collections

Twinings Discovery Collection is now available at selected establishment such as marina Mandarin Lobby Lounge, Portico Café & Restaurant, Watanabe Coffee, Cathay Platinum Movie Suites, Note Di Sicilia, Redbank, My Little Spanish and I-Darts.

Video taken during the Tea Appreciation

About Twinings

With a history dating back to 1706, quality tea has always been at the heart of what we do. A host of experienced Masterblenders and flavour experts, we pride ourselves on challenging the status quo of tea, ensuring the new blends and infusions, continue to engage the senses and delight new generations of tea lovers. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Dash customers can now enjoy swift and secure NFC mobile payments at over 200 retail stores

Tap and Pay with Dash at Singapore’s largest retailer, NTUC FairPrice

Singapore, 16 November, 2015 – Starting tomorrow, Dash customers will be able to make payments with Singtel’s award-winning mobile payment app at over 200 NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) retail outlets, comprising FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets and standalone Cheers outlets.

Ms Gan Siok Hoon, VP of mCommerce, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “As a leading Fintech solutions provider, Singtel is delighted to partner with FairPrice, Singapore’s largest retailer. There are more than half a million customers who shop at FairPrice stores daily, and we are excited to offer them the choice of swift and secure payments with Dash.”

With a new feature called Dash Tap and Pay available exclusively at Fairprice and Cheers retail stores, customers with NFC Android phones can pay quickly and conveniently by simply tapping their phones on a reader at the checkout.

Ms. Gan added, “Ultimately, when it comes to mobile payments, convenience and security matter the most to customers. To address this, we worked to improve the experience with the new Dash Tap and Pay feature, to better fulfil our customers’ mobile payment needs.

Mr Gerry Lee, Deputy CEO (Operations), NTUC FairPrice, said, “FairPrice continues to innovate and leverage technology to cater to the changing lifestyles of our customers and enhance their shopping experience. Dash is another step forward in our ongoing initiatives to introduce greater flexibility through additional payment options to make it more convenient for customers.

Singtel has been working rapidly to diversify payment modes for the use of Dash both in the shops and online. Just last month, Dash partnered with leading online retailer, Lazada.SG, to support e-commerce payments. Today, Dash has the largest mobile payment merchant network in Singapore by collaborating with home-grown partners and transport operators.

Paying with Dash at FairPrice outlets1

Besides the new, easy-to-set-up Dash Tap and Pay2 feature, customers can also choose to pay by entering the counter code on the Dash reader at checkout counters.

Shoppers who pay with Dash at FairPrice and Cheers outlets will enjoy 5% Cashback with no minimum spend required until 31 December 20153.

To celebrate its tie-up with FairPrice, Dash has $12,000 worth of FairPrice gift vouchers up for grabs from 17 November to 13 December. In those four weeks, ten winners stand to win $300 FairPrice gift vouchers in a weekly lucky draw. Shoppers only need to pay with Dash at FairPrice and Cheers to qualify4.

For more information on how to Dash Tap and Pay, and win at FairPrice, visit

Dash has the largest mobile payment merchant network in Singapore with over 20,000 acceptance points, including Watsons, Food Republic, KOI, 7-Eleven and Topshop. Dash can also be used to pay for ComfortDelGro taxi rides without the usual administrative fees levied by other cashless payment methods.

The Dash app has been enhanced with new features including Samsung Fingerprint Scanner and Apple Touch ID authentication to provide an even more user-friendly payment experience. Customers can instantly pay businesses, pay friends and top up their Dash mobile wallet with just a few taps.

The app is free to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more information, visit

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Are you missing this year Christmas Light Up 2015 at Orchard Road?

Once again, the Christmas Light Up at Orchard Road is here again. It is time to take out your camera and start your journey along Orchard Road, looking for nice and beautiful lightings and create beautiful photos with or without your loved ones in the photos or maybe strangers in your photos too.

Christmas become part of both Christian and non-Christian year end celebration. Whether you will attending church or not, it becomes a year end celebration especially shopping for gifts for your friends and family. You will find many interesting Christmas gifts as you browsed through the various shops along Orchard Road.

Our President Tony Tan, without fail, will come to Orchard Road to officiate the Christmas Light Up ceremony at ION Singapore. I remember I was invited for this light-up event twice in the past years. 

Do bring down your family to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere and soaked yourself in the fun-filled "snow" outside the Orchard Gateway where they blow the "snow" high to fly as beautiful "snow flakes" falling into a tropical island known as Singapore. 

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Friday, November 13, 2015

New Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder presented at Lamborghini Singapore’s Satellite Showroom in Suntec City ( Video )

A new Lamborghini Singapore’s satellite showroom is in Suntec City. It was officially opened by Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. The new Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder was presented at the showroom opening. The open top version combines the power and performance of the coupe with the emotion of open-air driving.

With the success of Lamborghini ARRIVA – a three week public showcase at Orchard Road last year, the Italian luxury supercar maker bring her stunning masterpieces  closer to the public with a second home at Suntec City Singapore.

In addition, the showroom also offers the latest ready-to-wear collections for men, women and children, as well as must-have accessories and collectibles from the Colezione Automobili Lamborghini.

The Huracan Spyder combines the innovation, performance and appeal of the Huracan coupe, with new technologies and added emotional dimension.

The Huracan Spyder naturally aspirated 5.2l  V10 engine produces 449kW /610 hp. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 324 km/h ( 201 mph ). The Spyder also includes new technical features of the 2016 model year Huracan family including ‘cylinder on demand’ in combination with ‘stop start’ and a new electronically controlled all-wheel drive set-up for improved driving behaviour.

For reservations for Hurcan Spyder can be placed with Lamborghini Singapore, the authorised dealer in Singapore. Delivery of the pre-booked units is scheduled to start in June 2016.

For further information on Automobili Lamborghini, please visit our website

Video of the Opening of the Suntec City Lamborghini Singapore Satellite Showroom

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Royal Pewter Selangor produces nice Star Wars characters for your collection

Yesterday, I was at Suntec City for the opening of their new Lamborghini Singapore satellite showroom when I notice these beautiful Star Wars characters created in pewterware by the fame Royal Pewter Selangor. With the coming Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, these are going to be hot selling collection items for Star Wars fans. 

The prices range from $100 SGD to over $1000. The best of all, they do produce limited edition ones for collectors. In addition, they also have thumb drive collection for those collecting unique Star Wars thumbdrive. 

Lastly, May The Force Be With You

If you are interested in these collection, you may want to visit their website for more details at :

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Gala Premiere and RETURN OF THE CUCKOO 十月初五的月光 Movie Review (Video)

It was a night of stars shining brightly at the Singapore Resort World Theatre. Although, there were only three of them, but audience gave a resounding applause. Thanks to Clover Films Singapore, I get to see them in person before we watch the movie. 

After 15 years, the movie is a continuation of the popular HK drama series in year 2000 of the same name as the movie, Return of the Cuckoo. If you have watched the drama series, you would have rekindled your thoughts and memories. Will this couple, Julian Cheung ( Man-Cho ) and Charmaine Sheh (Kwan-Ho) be together again ?

The movie focus on the closeness of family and friends. There is also a three parties love triangle ( one man, two ladies ) which would have cause the life of one of them out of jealousy and possessive nature of another one. It is also tear jerking movie. Be prepared to have a packet of tissue with you. Although the movie is a bit slow but it is necessary as it shows how much the main actor. Man-Cho show his love and care for Kwan-Ho. Nancy SIT as Aunty Q, played a supporting role as Kwan-Ho mother which add weight into this movie. Joe CHEN as Kiki played the jealous third party in the love triangle mentioned earlier. 

The message from the movie is clear. If you love someone, take the first step to express your love for the person even though there may be negative opinions from the surrounding people toward the relationship.

The writer and director, Patrick Kong has always been fascinated by the love attitude of the young generation, and he uses his films to share his thoughts on the subject. 

The movie will be out in the cinema on 12 Nov 2015.
A worthwhile movie to watch especially if you have previously watched the drama series in the year 2000. My rating for this movie is 3.5/5

Singapore Gala Premiere Video


On the day of Macau’s handover in 1999, Man-Cho (Chi Lam Cheung), Kiki (Joe Chen) and their neighbors were celebrating Aunty Q ‘s birthday (Nancy Sit). Kwan-Ho migrated to the US for some years and she made a surprise appearance at the birthday party. Despite the jovial ambience, Man-Cho noticed that Kwan-ho is strangely quiet and seems troubled.

At the same night, Man-Cho receives news that Lai-Sun has died in a car accident, Man-Cho was worried and followed Kwan-ho to the hotel, he eventually saves her from her suicide attempt.   After Kwan-ho got discharged from hospital, she is still sad and often deep in thoughts. Man-Cho, Aunty Q and Kiki tried their best to cheer Kwan–ho up by showering her with care and concern.

Through the years, Man-Cho,Kwan-Ho, Kam-Sing and Aunty Q have experienced the joys and sorrows of life. While things seem to be going fine, bad news strikes: Man-Cho learns that he has cancer and has less than half a year to live…


Interview by the media

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