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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WCKD:MAG - Singapore based online magazine for men


When it comes to online product recommendation and shopping, the Singapore is flooded with sites catering to women. But there are significantly less number of online sources catering to men. So for men, the best way to find cool stuff is to surf the internet on their own instead of going to several online sites doing this job for them.

But "less" does not mean "none". There are some online websites for men in Singapore. One of them, WCKD:MAG, is a Singapore based online magazine which is about cool and innovative stuff for men, gadgets and toys that men would desire.

WCKD:MAG lists cool, affordable and actually practical stuff for men and since the site is Singapore based,  products featured are mostly available here in Singapore (or you can buy them online and delivered here anyway).

The site also categorizes things nicely and in an easily accessible way. For example there are price categories such as below $100, $100 - $200, $200 - $300, etc (if you want to fly high there is also a $100 and above category which lists things like Zoom Electric Scooter).

Most of the stuff are catering to modern, gadget savvy men who also loves to travel and discover. There are some fun stuff listed too like this "Scratch me Kitty" a.k.a "X MAN Wolverine Claws replica" :) Although targeting mainly Singapore men, if you are planning to visit Singapore, you can take a look at the site to see what cool stuffs could be available for you in Singapore.

The site does not sells the items directly but recommends them. If you wish to purchase the items or simply find out more, the site directs you the respective sellers.

Singapore based WCKD:MAG offers reccomendations for cool and affordable stuff desired by men.

The  WCKD:MAG web site is available at http://wckdmag.com. You can also follow this cool site on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wckdmag. You can also follow the web site by simply entering your e-mail to Follow box (see the main page of the site).

Monday, September 22, 2014

B P International Hong Kong Hotel


I am in Hong Kong for a business trip and this time my company booked a room in B P International Hong Kong Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. The hotel has an excellent location which is right next to Kowloon Park (a large public park in Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon Peninsula). It is 3 minutes walk from Jordan MTR Station and there are a lot of amenities around like a Seven-Eleven with opportunities for cheaper breakfast if you have not bought a room with breakfast. I will not be able to comment on the breakfast of the hotel because the dude in my company did not buy it!

The hotel and the rooms are clean. As in many hotels in Hong Kong, the rooms are small and the furniture are a little old. Hotels self-service laundry at 13th floor is quite handy where you can wash, dry and iron your clothes. The

One problem with the hotel is its size. The hotel is huge. And there are a lot of guests. This makes it quite crowded in every facility, Lifts are usually packed and full and occasionally you need to wait for the next lift because the one arriving is full. The hotel is also tall so try to choose a higher floor room looking towards the park because the view is quite good.

The event I am attending is in a quite high end hotel, The Mira Hong Kong. B P International Hong Kong Hotel is 5 minutes walk from this hotel and is much cheaper to stay in.

I am still staying one more day and I will update the post after I leave the hotel. It seems like a good choice if you are looking for relatively budget, central Hong Kong hotel near an MTR Station.

B P International Hong Kong Hotel
B P International Hong Kong Hotel from Kowloon Park
B P International Hotel is at 8 Austin Road, Jordan, Hong Kong. For latest room prices, price comparisons and details like customer reviews, you can check B P International Hong Kong Hotel page.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ellen Adarna nude photo leak


Ellen Adarna became the latest victim of nude photo leaks today. It seems like sexy Filipino actress of Chinese and Spanish descent has posed nude to Esquire but none of the photos would be published as they were. But some how the unedited photos have leaked online and widely shared.

Esquire Philippines issued a statement condemning the leaked photos from their shoot with Ellen Adarna.  Here is the statement in full:
“Esquire Philippines and Summit Media condemn the unauthorized distribution of photographs of Ellen Adarna that were originally taken from a shoot the magazine had staged for its April 2014 edition. She had agreed to be featured in Esquire Philippines with the understanding that no nude photographs taken of her then would be published or disseminated. The recent circulation of such sensitive photos without her (or our) knowledge or consent is in blatant violation of her privacy, and her right to dignity. We share her outrage; we are deeply angry; we will not hesitate to take the appropriate legal action.

“The images in question, staged with photographer Jake Versoza, were never used in the magazine itself, and in most cases, were never even in the possession of the magazine. The images we did use from the shoot were treated to make sure any sensitive areas were artfully covered or obscured, as had been the agreement.”

“It is apparent as well to Esquire magazine that its own rights, as well as that of photographer Jake Versoza, have been infringed. We will take the proper measured action to protect its rights. Most importantly, we urge all not to participate in the dissemination of sensitive images that were not intended for public by the one person whose rights and dignity above all else’s should be respected at this time.”

Ellen Adarna photo leak


Back in April 2014, Esquire Philippines published two versions showing Ellen Adarna naked but covered with the Esquire’s captions. But early September 17th, leaked photos of Ellen Adarna that show her completely naked were published on a Philippines gossip blog.

26 years old Ellen Adarna is an actress, comedian and model and quite famous in Philippines and Asia.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Secret of Karma


Karma (or kamma in Pali) language is one of the pillars of Buddhism yet it is one of the least understood aspect of Buddhism even by Buddhists. Karma is the result of an action with “will” and although it is similar to “cause – and – result” relationship it is different in 3 ways:

An action needs to be done by “will” to be karmic. For example if you kill a cat which jumps onto street while you are driving with normal speed and tried to avoid the cat, this killing will not create bad karma because you did not have will to kill the cat. On the other hand if you torture yourself emotionally with this accident, you are willingly harming someone (yourself) and you create bad karma.

Second, you can balance the net karma. If you have been a bad person up to now, you can start to be good and act with wisdom and if you are blessed with a long enough life, you can have net good karma from this life. But again “will” is the key here : “good” actions coming from a plain scare of the consequences of having bad karma will not erase a lot of bad karma. But a sincere remorse as a result of will to train your mind, to get rid of the mind of greed and selfishness will create huge positive karma.



And third, the consequences of karma can be seen in this life or in the next life(s). So some really bad things happening to good people may be a result of their karma coming from their past lifes.
Many people only know the actions with bad karma and the actions with good karma. But there is also something which is not well known: actions with no karma. The ultimate goal of Buddhism is to attend to a state of mind where actions generate no karma. Actions with good karma are needed to stay in the favorable realms of samsara like human beings and deities.  Only from these planes of existence one can rise to nirvana.  And for nirvana, one needs actions without karma.

There are many secrets of karma to know. For more detailed information, you can take a look at Create Karma Points.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

September Specials @ Wala Wala Cafe Bar


This September, fantastic drink specials at the iconic Wala Wala Café Bar are guaranteed to make party goers and music lovers happy.

Exclusively for WATSinsiders, Wala Wala is offering a bottle of Chivas 12 years for only $170nett (UP $210nett, SAVE $40). The discount is exclusive to those who download the WATSinside app from the App Store or Google Play.

Chivas is a blend of many different malt and grain Scotch whiskies, matured for at least 12 years. This smooth blend balances style with substance and tradition with a modern twist. Rich and fruity, Chivas 12 bursts with the smooth taste of ripe, honeyed apples, and notes of vanilla, hazelnut and butterscotch.

Wala Wala is also offering in-house promos (available to all), including:

Beer Lao Lager Beer @ $9 per bottle 

Beer Lao is a premium authentic rice beer brewed from a unique blend of the finest European and Laotian ingredients, a fusion of the best traditions of East and West. Brewed in Laos with hand-picked indigenous rice varieties, spring water originating from the foothills of the Himalayas, Hallertau hops, German yeast and French malted barley.

Absolut Vodka @ $150 per bottle, $270 for 2 bottles

Absolut Vodka is made exclusively from natural ingredients, and unlike other vodkas, it doesn’t contain any added sugar. In fact Absolut is as pure as vodka can be. Still, that purity has a certain taste: Rich, full-bodied and complex, yet smooth and mellow with a distinct character of grain, followed by a hint of dried fruit.



The Glenlivet 15 @ $240 per bottle

The Glenlivet 15’s distinctive character is the result of selective maturation; a proportion of the spirit is matured in a selection of French Oak casks for a limited period, so as not to overpower the final result.resh, golden yellow colour with hints of jade, this flagship cuvée’s abundant bubbles, both fine and elegant, demonstrate the finesse of this champagne.

Head down to Wala Wala with friends for a truly special bonding time over drinks and live music!

Address: 31 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore 277689
Phone: (65) 6462-4288
Email: info@walawala.sg
Website: http://www.walawala.sg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/walawala.sg

Opening Hours

Mon to Thurs: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday & Public holiday eves: 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sunday & Public holidays: 3:00 pm - 1:00 am

Happy Hours: From opening till 9:00 pm every day