Saturday, November 22, 2014

NorthPark Residences Singapore


A very popular condominium type for the past few years is integrated development projects where the residential condominium units sit on top of a shopping mall. This allows the home owners to access many shops, supermarkets, dinning and entertainment establishments easily while keeping relatively peaceful enviroment elevated high on the ground. For investors, units in these developments are also quite attractive because they are very popular and convenient for tenants.

One such condominium project is the upcoming NorthPark Residences in Yishun central. The 13 floor, 12 block property project will sit on the top of upcoming NorthPoint City, the second shopping mall in Singapore. And more over, it will be also right next to the existing NorthPoint Shopping center. The Yishun MRT Station and bus interchange will also be walking distance away.

The suburban location is great as the Yishun MRT Station on the Red Line (North South MRT Line) offers direct access to Singapore's Central Business District and the suburban location offers a peaceful place to live. 99 years leasehold condominium North Park Residences will receive its TOP (Temporary Occupation Permit) in 2018. The Yishun condo will have 12 blocks with 920 units ranging from Studio (430 sqft) to 5 bedroom (1,431 sqft). A 50 meter lap pool, gym, hot spa, water cabana and dinning lounge will be some of the facilities the development offers.

For those who own their own car, major expressways like CTE/SLE and the upcoming North-South Expressway are very accessible.
NorthPark Residences condominium project will sit on the top of upcoming
Yishun shopping mall, NorthPoint City.
Northpoint Residences Launch Soon. To learn more about this exiting Singapore condominium and integrated development project. you can visit North Park Residences & North Point City page  on mysingaporecondo.com.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Courses in Singapore - Learning Courses Directory


Are you planning to take up a new skill, socialize more or simply bored? Then you should start to taking up a course where you can have some meaningful time. But if you are planning to do so, do not start "googling" around or look for advertisements in the magazines and newspaper. There is a better way : a directory of courses in Singapore, Learning Courses.

Learning Courses is Singapore’s No. 1 site for learning new courses. It offers the largest collection of courses in Singapore. From cooking, dancing, photography, tailor, knitting, computer, coffee brewing, make up to Google Adwords, marketing, golf, yoga, photoshop, survival, hat making, pottery, self defense. You name it and you will probably find is here! The site indeed aims to be a place where you can find all courses in Singapore.

All the courses are listed with details like the address, price as well as topics covered. There are many type of courses listed : from professional level courses with thousands of dollars fees to short and hobby-type courses for a few hundred Singapore dollars. For example, there is a "Diploma in Wellness + SPA Management" course for 8,239 SGD as well as a 25 SGD "Sushi Bento Course for Kids". So if you are looking for a serious career training or an opportunity for your child to have fun and learn something, this is the address to look at.

Courses in Singapore - Learning Courses Directory
Learning Courses is a directory of courses in Singapore where you can find many courses ranging
from professional career classes to small hobby sessions.
If you are providing a course and want to list it here, you can also submit a course to make it more accessible. Learning Courses Singapore is at learningcourses.com.sg. You can also follow them in Facebook at Learning Courses Facebook Page.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Find the best happy hours in Singapore


In Singapore dinning and winning can be very expensive especially if the winning part is a bigger portion of your night out. To maximize the pleaseure per value, I usually try to follow up the happy hours. But I was doing this the old fashioned way; subscribing to mailing lists of favorite venues, regularly checking different venues and simply googling "happy hour in Singapore" to fish for happy hours.

If you are following this route the chances are that you will miss many great happy hour offers. I even missed the ones I get in mails because they simply may hide behind a lot of mails. Not any more (there is a reason I use past tense :)).

I discovered HappyHour Singapore, a blog that has entries about happy hours in Singapore. if you are looking for a great bar to go out and look for a great deal for dinning and winning in Singapore, you should definitely visit the site. This way you will not miss a promo of your favorite bar again and save dollars. Plus, you will also have a chance to discover great places for a night out in Singapore.

HappyHour Singapore has a simple and easy to use design. Each happy hour is an entry where you will find information about the bar, location and the happy hour deal.

Find the best happy hours in Singapore
Find the best happy hours in Singapore
HappyHour Singapore is at http://www.happyhour.sg/blog/. You can also follow them on Facebook at Happy Hour Singapore Facebook page. The blog is updated frequently so you should check frequently for the deals. An app and at least a mailing list would be handy so you would get notifications about the latest deals.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Introduction to Qlik Sense in Singapore


Business Intelligence and Data Visualization software provider Qlik has recently introduced its brand new product, Qlik Sense, and as a Qlik partner, Knowledge Management Solutions is starting a series of apps build events in the upcoming months to introduce this exiting new product.

Known as "Build Your First Data Visualization Dashboard in half-day", this 4 hours free Qlik Sense introduction offers a hands-on experience with this new self-service Business Intelligence solution. Qlik Sense free desktop application will be used in the session so there is not license cost at all.

The apps build session is on 14th November 2014 between 10:00 AM and 14:00 PM and will cover a hands-on session where you will build your first Qlik Sense Business Intelligence Dashboard with a Qlik Sense expert. See below for details and to register.

Build Your First Data Visualization Dashboard in half-day!
Data Analytics with Qlik Sense

You are invited to join Knowledge Management Solutions Pte Ltd for Data visualization by Qlik Sense Desktop Session.

The hands-on approach allows you to build a Qlik Sense application that integrates real data from several different sources and presents it in dashboards, analyses and reports.  Qlik Sense Business Intelligence dashboards allow organizations to analyze data quickly.  Its intuitive user interface means there’s no need for canned reports, dashboard widgets, or templates to get started. Through Qlik Sense’s disruptive, in-memory associative approach, business users have experiences unprecedented success and satisfaction.

Qlik Sense
Who should attend?
Business people, General Managers, Analysts, Operations Managers, IT Managers, HR Managers, Finance Managers, Marketing Managers, Sales Managers, Service Managers, etc.

What you will learn during the hands-on session:
You will build your first Qlik Sense Business Intelligence Dashboard.


This training will be provided by our key consultants who on average have more than 15 years of experience in Business Intelligence and Analytics.

Seats are limited hence we encourage you to register early to secure your seat(s).

Date: 14th November 2014 (Let us know if this date does not work for you. We will inform you for the next event).
Time: 10 am to 2 pm (registration starts at 9:45 am)

Venue:  1091 Lower Delta Road #03-01/02 Singapore 169202
Agenda:
1. Introduction to Qlik Sense Business Intelligence
2. Create your Business Intelligence Application with Qlik Sense
Tea Break
3. Data extraction from different sources
4. Data modeling
5. Design of graphs and charts
6. Build your advanced dashboard (Analytics and Reporting)

If you would like to join us kindly send an email to levent@kms-world.com with your name, designation, company, and official email and phone details or click below to register.


Qlik Sense has been launched on September 17th 2014 a few months after its free desktop application was released. Qlik Sense is built on the QIX Associative Data Indexing engine, the second generation of Qlik’s proven and patented engine technology. Associative data engine leaves data associations to Qlik Sense platform which frees users from IT stuff like writing queries or connecting filters and charts with each other. On top of this, Qlik Sense also offers a drag-and-drop application development environment which allows business users to develop their small to medium size BI applications without relying too much on it.

Below you can watch an introduction video.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Top Things Needed by a Successful Entrepreneur


Everyone’s favourite line is to succeed. People exist not only to live but to achieve the peak of their triumphs. Like business men, investors, or entrepreneur they chose to be in the business industry not only they want it but because they want to earn more money.

To be a successful person will not be easily given in your hands, unless you are already successful since birth. Even if you are successful or not, you still have to be more equipped with knowledge in the business strategies. As part of progressing world, you should also be productive as a business entrepreneur. Some of the business experts suggest providing your business with online networking that can accommodate online users of customers.

Top Things Needed by a Successful Entrepreneur
Top Things Needed by a Successful Entrepreneur
The top 3 things needed by every entrepreneur are the following:

1. Logo - if you want your business to be easily recognized it will be important to design your logo. It is a symbol or graphic mark typically used by different companies, corporations, or a single entity to have public acknowledgment. There are several types of logo you can decide on using.

Emblem – it is a type of logo design wherein the logo covers the name of company inside the design. Some of well-known companies use this type.

Iconic or symbolic way – it embodies the company in a very simple and bold style. Specifically, it is in an abstract form. Most of the companies use simple logo that can easily be recognized.
Letter Mark-mostly the letter marks is printed. The use of symbol can identify the company by means of using brand or company’s initials. Some of the business owners prefer to use this type of logo to make the name shorter.

Combination Mark – this type of logo is a combination of symbolic or iconic manner and word mark type. They give the brand name as well as their symbol altogether.

Word Mark – this one of the most creative ways that can give the right spell of the name of brand or company.

2. Name Card - contains not only with one type of card but all the business cards. It has a smaller size that contains name of the owner or company and other contact information. Name card may differ in some features depending on the company’s choice of design and style.

3. Website - it can be in a simplest or most complex manner. It plays a crucial role in every individual who are using different online sites. It provides you to be in the different sites. It is one factor that a businessman should comply. Website has more advantage to link with other people who can probably one of your clients. It is the best way to have access with other networking sites that may help you for the progress of your business.

If you are an entrepreneur who wants to easily succeed, you have to consider those 3 important things. Do not wait for the time you might lose your business, start working with your business logo, name cards and websites. For the assurance of your expenses, look for a professional company that can give you their most effective and expert both in web and graphic designing.

"Top Things Needed by a Successful Entrepreneur" is originally published at make8nice’s Blog.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Singapore Used Car Dealer - Absolute Motors


At the end of 10-year COE (certificate of entitlement), a used car owner in Singapore should usually decide to scrap the vehicle or to export the vehicle. Singaporean car owners can either scrap the car themselves, get someone to do it or simply sell it to a car dealer who will either scrap the car or export the vehicle (another option is to buy another car and trade in the old car).

Selling your used car to a used car dealer / used car exporter located in Singapore is the best option. This cuts a lot of work on the owners side (such as complicated deregistration process) since all he/she has to do is to get quotations from various exporters and evaluate which is better.

If you are one such Singapore used car owner and looking for your options to scrap or export your car in Singapore, one good alternative to consider is Absolute Motors. This Singapore used car dealer is a direct exporter of used cars rather than a local dealer or 3rd party car broker; they will handle all aspects of scrapping your car or exporting your car. Since they are direct exporters to overseas markets , you can cut middleman and by doing so would also mean higher monetary return.

The company is one of Singapore’s top leading exporters of used cars and exports wide range of quality used vehicles and vehicle parts from Singapore ranging from Sedan, hatchback, SUV, MPV, commercial trucks and many more.

Absolute Motors do deregistration and submit disposal documents on used car owner’s behalf.   They do collection of the car at preferred location. Since they are direct exporters to overseas market and do not deal with middle man you would have a chance to experience smoother transaction and better pricing.

Singapore Used Car Dealers | Singapore Used Car Exporter - Absolute Motors
Absolute Motors  exports wide range of quality used vehicles and vehicle parts from Singapore ranging from Sedan, hatchback, SUV, MPV, commercial trucks and many more. 

Absolute Motors is located at 1 Kakit Bukit Road 2 #02-08, Eunos Warehouse Complex Singapore 417835. For companies Facebook, please refer to Absolute Motors Facebook page.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for information only and should not be considered as investment / better earnings and returns advice. For the best price for your car, do your own market search.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kuala Lumpur explosion in Bukit Bintang area injured 14


An explosion in in front of a pub at Sun Complex in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur injured 13 people including Singaporean, Thai and Chinese tourists and killed 1 Malaysian. The explosion, resulted from a grenade, happened at 4:25 AM and killed Malaysian car jockey Tiong Kwang Yie, 36. Although military grade grenades were used, police says there is no link to terrorism. According to The Star Online, police believes gang fighting is behind the Kuala Lumpur bomb explosion.
City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa said gangsters could have been behind the explosion, believed to be from grenades, but police are investigating the case from all angles. 
A car jockey was seriously injured in the blast and is under intensive care at Hospital Kuala Lumpur. At least 13 others, were injured in the blast and have been warded at Hospital Kuala Lumpur and the nearby Tung Shin Hospital.[1]
According to the witness accounts, two explosive objects were thrown at the scene from the second floor of a building. One of them landed under a car and exploded. The other, which landed under a Toyota Camry, did not explode.[2] The Rakyat Post reports that at the time of explosion, the victims were exiting the entertainment outlet in the complex.[3]

Jalan Bukit Bintang is a major road in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a popular shopping strip providing access to the eponymous neighbourhood Bukit Bintang.

Malaysia has strict arms and guns control. When even shootings are rare, how someone can get military grade grenade in Malaysia is a question to be answered.

Police at the Kuala Lumpur explosion site
Police at the Kuala Lumpur explosion site
Two Singaporeans, two Chinese nationals and a Thai national are among the 13 people injured. Singaporean Wong Kim Teng suffered minor injuries on the lower parts of his legs.[4]

[1] - Police: Gangland fighting behind Bukit Bintang bomb blast
[2] - Several injured in Bukit Bintang bomb blast
[3] - Pre-dawn blast in Jalan Bukit Bintang leaves 10 injured
[4] - Singaporean in Bukit Bintang blast suffers minor leg injuries

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Beautiful silver earrings with free shipping to Singapore


JewelryKind.com, an online shopping site specializes in selling high quality jewelry, offers beautiful silver earrings for free shipping to Singapore. The United States based online shopping site, which offers exclusive jewelry designs from sterling silver to gold jewelry with diamonds for every occasion,  provides free shipping to Singapore for all orders over $100 USD.

When JewelryKind.com was established, key motivation was to be the best online source of sterling silver jewelry, and to offer it at prices anyone could afford. For those who may not know what Sterling silver means : Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver. The word sterling comes from steorling whic means like a little star. Since the pure silver is too soft to make useful objects, sterling is the historical standard for things made from silver. JewelryKind sterling silver jewelry meets or exceeds jewelry standards in the U.S. and most European countries. Each jewelry piece (over 3 grams) in the online silver store includes the 925 stamp, which verifies that it is solid sterling silver.

JewelryKind sterling silver jewelry collection is unique because it is quite a rich jewelry collection and 50 unique new pieces are added each month to the site where you can find a ring, bracelet, chain, earring set, pendant, or watch that expresses your personality and taste in the most flattering way. And these silver jewelry makes unique gift for loved ones too.

Beautiful silver earrings with free shipping to Singapore
JewelryKind, a US based online jewelry shopping site, offers free shipping to Singapore.
Other than silver earrings, you can also find a rich collection of rings, pendants, neck chains, bracelets, watches and diamond jewelry in JewelryKind.com. All gemstones they use are real and of high quality. Any gold jewelry that features diamonds will come with a sale certificate stamped and signed.

You can reach the silver earring set here at JewelryKind Silver Earrings page. The online store also has a Facebook page which can be accessed here : Jewelry Kind Store Facebook Page.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Udesigninkz - Personalized Gift and T Shirt Printing Singapore


There are countless online shopping opportunities in Singapore from big shopping portals to small blog-shops. You can find whatever you want in these and if you cannot, you can purchase something from a foreign portal and ship to Singapore. But whatever you buy from whichever online shop, the good will be generic. This is may be good enough for your own consumption but if you are buying a gift to someone, you may choose to personalize or customize it to make your gift special.

For individualized gifts, there is a nice Singapore online shopping web site named Udesigninkz. The company offers premium-quality personalized gifts ranging from trendy t-shirts to cool watches, snappy sunglasses, funky caps, sophisticated belts, mugs, coasters and much more. These gifts are quite cool for loved ones, a personal event, or your business.

Udesigninkz offers a variety of apparels and accessories and does not force you to any minimum order limit requirement. You use some cool tools to design your gift and make customization online. For those who does not have any idea about the design, you can simply start using their design templates.

The company uses a technique called DTG (Direct-To-Garment) Printing which involves specially designated printers that have been made specially to print on fabric. These specialized printers adjust the fabric and print the design at the exact place that it has been set too. This leaves no room for mistakes and you get the most top quality work outdone with finesse and artistry.

Udesigninkz offers a variety of apparels and accessories which you can customized by using their online tools.
Udesigninkz range of extensive products doesn’t just end at T-Shirts and custom gifts, they also offer some very exclusive and fashionable accessories. For example, the site offers chic and rakish watches for women in an assortment of colors and two elite and special designs. These quality watches are a classic emblem of style and fashion in every type of dressing.

Other than watches but Udesigninkz also offer exclusive caps in Singapore, these caps come with a cute ‘Stay Real’ Logo, made from the best material, this fashionable and trendy cap can last you a very long time.

Udesigninkz is at http://udesigninkz.com. You can also take a look at the introduction video of the company here.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Top 10 Things to Do in Singapore


My friend Dilek recently visited Singapore before flying to Thailand for a Bangkok and Phuket trip. I requested her to compile a to-do-list in Singapore and here is what she has written:

Singapore attracts many visitors, travelers and tourists into the region combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a tropical climate, with tasty food, and good shopping malls. The culture of Singapore is composed of mainly Chinese, Indian, British, and Malay cultures. There are many things you can do in Singapore. During your first visit, you can start with these top 10 things to do in Singapore.

1. Going to Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. It is located along Marina Bay waterfront with 3 cascading hotel towers, 2,560 rooms, Sands SkyPark, floating crystal pavilions, lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum, shops, restaurants, theaters and nightclubs. Sands SkyPark offers 360-degree views of Singapore’s skyline. You may buy tickets for Sands SkyPark Observation Deck online http://www.marinabaysands.com/Sands-SkyPark/Tickets/ Observation Desk is open 7 days a week (Mon-Thurs:09:30 am-10:00pm/ Fri-Sun: 09:30 am-11:00pm).
Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Sands SkyPark is on the deck hovering at the top of 3 hotel towers

2. Riding The Singapore Flyer

Standing at 165 meters above the city, The Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris wheel in Singapore that was constructed between 2005 and 2008. It is located near the shore of Singapore’s Marina Bay. The Flyer’s height is of a 42-storey building  and it is taller than famous London Eye. If you ride on  the world’s tallest observation wheel, you will have chance to catch the magnificent view of Singapore’s iconic and historical landmarks as well as views from the Marina Bay to the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Merlion Park, Empress Place and the Padang.

3. Going to Night Safari

The Night Safari is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore. Actually it is the world’s first nocturnal zoo.(Nocturnality is an animal behavior characterized by activity during the night and sleeping during the day.) The 40-hectare park houses 1,040 animals representing 120 species, of which 29% are threatened species. The length of visit recommended is 2-3 hours. You may explore the park either walking on foot or riding on the tram. You can purchase your night safari tickets online http://www.nightsafari.com.sg/ Indeed by buying online tickets, you can save around 5%. Just visit Night Safari Park, catch the animals of the Night Safari before they go to sleep.
View from Night Safari Photo by Dileka

4. Visiting Singapore Botanic Gardens

The 150-year old Singapore Botanic Gardens attracts many visitors as well as the local residents. This Gardens has an array of botanical and horticultural attractions with a rich history and a wonderful plant collection of worldwide significance. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is the only botanic garden in the world that opens from 5 am to 12 midnight every single day of the year. Admission to the Gardens is free except for the National Orchid Garden. There are different sections at the garden. These are National Orchid Garden, Rainforest, Evolution Garden, Ginger Garden, Healing Garden, Botany Center and Tanglin Gate and Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. You can find more than 10,000 types of plants, many heritage trees, and three lakes, namely Symphony Lake, Eco-Lake and Swan Lake. Since there are many sections, you may spend 2-3 or more hours at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

5. Visiting Jurong Bird Park

Another tourist attraction in Singapore is Jurong Bird Park managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore. Like its motto, it is Where Colour Lives. Jurong Bird Park has an area of 202,000 square meters and it is currently the world’s largest bird park in terms of number of birds, and second largest both in number of bird species and land area. There are 5,000 birds of 380 species in Jurong Bird Park. The park is separated for different exhibitions. These are Waterfall Aviary, Dinosaur Descendants, Birds of Prey, Southeast Asian Birds Aviary, Jungle Jewels, Lory Loft, Hornbills & Toucans, Royal Ramble, Scarlet Ibis, Spoonbills, Penguin Coast,  World of Darkness, Pelican Cove and Parrot Paradise. Don’t be surprised, if you encounter magnificent birds in front of you while you are walking.



6. Going to Sentosa Island

You should visit Sentosa Island definitely. Sentosa is a popular island resort in Singapore and it is visited by some five million people every year. Sentosa offers a variety of attractions, museums and other facilities to provide a variety of experiences, recreation and entertainment to visitors.

7. Being at the Southern Most Point of Continental Asia

While you are in Sentosa Island, do not forget to visit The Southern Most Point of Asia. It stands at the edge of continental Asia right on Palawan Beach at Sentosa Island. It is accessible via a suspension bridge. Actually the bridge has very nice view. After you reach at the Southern Most Point of Continental Asia, you can spend some time for viewing the island.

8. Spending time at the Orchard Road

Visiting and going around Orchard Road is another suggestion. Spanning almost 2.2 kilometer-long, Orchard Road is the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore. Orchard Road is a one-way boulevard including distinctive and iconic shopping malls, restaurants and hotels. It attracts many tourists.

9. Visiting Little India

As its name promises Little India is the center for the large Indian community in Singapore. It is shopping destination for many travelers visiting Singapore. Since in Little India, Singapore, you may have chance to see many spice stores, restaurants, backpacker hostels, art galleries, sari shops and Bollywood record shops. It is known for many festivals and it is one of the most colorful and attractive places to visit in Singapore.

10. Going to Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown is an ethnic neighborhood featuring distinctly Chinese cultural elements and a historically concentrated ethnic Chinese population. I’m sure you will enjoy your experience in Chinatown since it is full of many little shops selling everything from plastic Buddhas to the products you name it.  Furthermore, you can purchase souvenirs from Chinatown because it is where the cheapest souvenirs are. Chinatown Heritage Centre is located in Pagoda Street and all buildings are so colorful which provides you with some great photographing opportunities.