Sunday, December 29, 2013

Anderson Silva left with broken leg at UFC 168

This Saturday's fight may have been the last time world witnessed 38-year-old legend Brazilian mixed martial artist Anderson Silva fighting in the arena.

On July 6 2013 Chris Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva to end Silva’s seven-year middleweight title reign at UFC 162. This was a rematch at UFC 168 but Anderson was unable to regain the title when his leg broke severely, after Weidman checked one of his leg kicks in the second round.

1 minute 16 seconds into the second round, Chris Weidman checked a left leg kick by Anderson Silva with his right knee. Silva immediately fell to the ground in pain. Referee Herb Dean soon ended to the fight. Silva's shinbone snapping from the force of the collision can be seen in replay videos.
“He literally went from here straight to surgery,” said UFC president Dana White during the UFC 168 post-fight press conference.
Source : Anderson Silva Heads from Arena to Hospital for Immediate Surgery on Broken Leg
Silva, the Brazilian icon of the MMA, holds the longest title defense streak in UFC history, which ended in July 2013 with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses. This was the first time Silva has lost consecutive fights. Silva is widely regarded as the greatest fighter in UFC history.

According to USA Today, Silva is recovering from the broken leg:

Anderson Silva remained in a Las Vegas hospital Sunday morning following successful surgery to repair a broken leg he suffered trying to regain the UFC's middleweight title. Following Silva's surgery, the UFC issued a statement that said UFC orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steven Sanders had repaired Silva's broken left tibia as well as stabilized his broken left fibula. The UFC estimated his recovery time to be as long as six months.
Source : Anderson Silva recovering after surgery on broken leg

Anderson Silva headed from Arena to an immediate surgery on broken leg.
Anderson Silva headed from Arena to an immediate surgery on broken leg.
Here is from UFC statement:

"Following Saturday evening's UFC 168 main event, former champion Anderson Silva was taken to a local Las Vegas hospital where he underwent surgery to repair a broken left leg. The successful surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Sanders, the UFC's orthopedic surgeon, inserted an intramedullary rod into Anderson's left tibia. The broken fibula was stabilized and does not require a separate surgery. Anderson will remain in the hospital for a short while, but no additional surgery is scheduled at this time. Recovery time for such injuries may vary between three and six months. Anderson is deeply touched by the outpouring of support from his fans and the entire MMA community. There has been no immediate decision about his future, and he would kindly ask for privacy at this time as he deals with his injury and prepares to return home to recover."

This isn't 100 percent the end of Anderson Silva's fighting career -- but it should be, writes Brett Okamoto.

Langkawi Island

As a natural paradise,Langkawi is perhaps unmatched anywhere else in South East Asia. This archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea with the biggest named Langkawi Island,  is perfect for doing everything or nothing at all. You can enjoy nature-based activities, or simply laze by the beach. There are also several unique attractions such as natural parks, caves, infamous cable car, underwater world, many small islands and coral reefs for snorkelling and skuba diving. Langkawi is also a perfect place to charter a yacht and enjoy the wonders of Andaman Sea.

By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of some 64,792, the only other inhabited island being nearby Pulau Tuba. Langkawi is also an administrative district with the town of Kuah as largest town. Langkawi is a duty-free island.

Langkawi is definitely one of the best tropical island in Malaysia for holiday. This blog post below is a comprehensive information to Langkawi Island:

Langkawi Island

Friday, December 27, 2013

Kuala Lumpur Shopping Malls

Kuala Lumpur is a popular holiday destination from Singapore. Many good dining, accomodation and shopping options are available in the city, especially in the area called Golden Triangle.

Main Kuala Lumpur Shopping Malls are concentrated in KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Center) and Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur’s most prominent retail belt that is home to many landmark shopping centres, al-fresco cafés, swanky bars, night markets, as well as hawker-type eateries.

There are many shopping malls in this area easily accessible by Monorail or Rapid LRT. This blog post below gives a comprehensive list of them:

Kuala Lumpur Shopping Malls

A Day in the Life of Changi Airport Video

Our Changi Airport is world's sixth busiest airport and one of the best airports on the planet.

Ever wondered what goes on in a day in our award-winning Changi Airport? A video captured in tilt shift effect by Fans Of Changi shows Changi Airport 's big offerings in lilliput size.

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2014

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2014 (MBSC) will usher in the New Year with an eight-minute fireworks display, 20,000 wishing spheres set afloat on Marina Bay, and a 40-second LED countdown display on the façade of the Ocean Financial Centre – a first for the countdown.

Jointly presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) for the ninth year, Singaporeans will be brought together by music, film and fireworks based on the theme Beautiful Life.

Fireworks by the Bay; LED Countdown 
As a new feature for the countdown, the Ocean Financial Centre façade will light up in a specially designed LED countdown display. This will begin 40 seconds before midnight, ending in a 10-second countdown to the New Year. This will be followed by an eight-minute display of fireworks launched in a five-pronged formation representing intertwined lives. The play of colours and water illustrates the beauty of life. 
This year, Esplanade has selected fireworks music first presented at the 2011 countdown. In turns rousing, contemplative, dramatic and delicate, the music reflects the evening‟s theme: Beautiful Life. Its range of musical motifs also reflects the cultural diversity of the country. 

Mr Benson Puah, CEO, The Esplanade Co Ltd, said: “A Beautiful Life is not just about how good we wish our lives to be but also the memories that make us who we are. These little treasures of memories, of things beautifully familiar, put a smile in our hearts. In this age of throwaway lifestyles, it is perhaps meaningful that we remember some of the wonderful music that has so moved us. We have selected a powerfully evocative and memorable piece of music by Iskandar Ismail who probably writes the most beautiful music each year for our countdown fireworks. This piece was first performed at the 2011 countdown. Like life‟s most precious moments, great music like this is meant to be savoured, relived, and celebrated.” 
Performed by young Singapore artists, Rit Xu (dizi), Yang Jiwei (sheng) and Yvonne Tay (guzheng), alongside established musicians such as Adam Lee (guitar), Mike Chiang (erhu) and Lazar Sebastien (Indian violin), the music will be broadcast „live‟ on MediaCorp radio station Symphony 92.4FM. The public can watch the fireworks „live‟ on Channel NewsAsia and MediaCorp Channels 5 and 8 or enjoy them from the 
various vantage points around the Bay.
Mr Ng Lang, CEO, Urban Redevelopment Authority, said: “The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown has now firmly established itself as the event for the community to celebrate the start of the new year. Each year, we have a team who works very hard to line up activities to make the event better than the previous one. 
However, what ultimately makes the event truly successful is the support of the community, and we hope to see more people at the Bay this year to usher in the new year with us.” 

Wishing Spheres: Reflecting Singapore’s Hopes, Wishes and Dreams 
Every year, more than 500,000 Singapore residents and visitors pen their wishes, hopes and dreams on spheres that are set afloat in the Bay. For the first time, these will include wishes from overseas Singaporeans who wrote their wishes during Singapore Day in Sydney, Australia, in October. The first spheres were launched into the Bay in late November and 20,000 of these will be lit from 26 December, transforming the bay into an eye-catching visual arts display. 
Students from Nanyang Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic have set up wishing stations on their campuses to encourage their peers to pen their wishes. From 29 November, the public can look out for several wishing stations across the island – from malls and libraries to parks. This year, new wishing stations have been added such as at Changi Airport and Gardens by the Bay.

Esplanade staff have also brought wishing spheres to 10 Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs), reaching out to more than 180 people. These include elderly and youths, who might not be able to visit the wishing stations on their own.

Performances and Short Films 
The evening will feature a series of free performances as well as a specially-commissioned short film by Singaporean director Kelvin Sng. The film features a child‟s view of the simple joys of life, such as the beauty of time spent with loved ones and friends. Complementing the film are interviews with individuals who will share their interpretation of what a “beautiful life” means to them. 
Free performances will begin at 6.15pm at the Esplanade Concourse. “The Singing Chef” Irene Jansen and her friends will kick off the evening‟s performances with a heartfelt musical performance that celebrates friendship and gratitude. At the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, host Vivien Tan will take the audience on a musical journey that calls to mind life‟s beautiful moments. Cat Ong and Sheila De Niro will bring their powerful vocal harmonies to the stage and bubbly personalities from local band Singapore Char Siew Baos will perform lively tunes past midnight. 

There will also be a free outdoor music extravaganza at The Promontory @ Marina Bay from 6pm till 1.30am, featuring local acts such as Juz-B, Chriz Tong and Queen Inc. featuring Sylvester Sim. Other international and regional artists include German DJ Ronski Speed, Malaysian singer-songwriter Namewee and Filipino rock band Rivermaya. 
Early revelers can visit the waterfront promenade and browse the various items on sale at the Marina Waterfront Bazaar or grab some light refreshments from Downtown Bites.

Discounted ticket to Sunway Lagoon theme park from Singapore

Online travel website,, is now offering visitors a discounted ticket to Sunway Lagoon theme park. Tickets purchased through the site are cheaper than those purchased at the theme park’s entrance counter. They are as low as SG $38.

Sunway Lagoon is a popular campus of connected amusement parks with over 80 attractions located in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The cheap ticket includes entrance to the Sunway Lagoon Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park, and Asia’s Best Water Park. “Through early trip planning to the family themed attractions, vacationers are able to ensure entrance to all five parks,” remarked by Sophia, general manager of BusOnlineTicket. “By purchasing the discounted ticket in advance through our website, travelers can avoid the disappointment of being turned away at the entrance due to ticket unavailability.”
Vacationers can combine travel arrangements by searching tickets for a bus to Sunway Lagoon. partners with quality bus operators who offer safe and comfortable travel throughout Malaysia and Singapore. For travel to the theme parks from Singapore, the online travel booking company has partnered with First Coach Express. A direct bus route is available from Singapore Novena Square to Subang Jaya. From the Subang Parade terminal, travelers take a ten minute taxi ride to the park’s entrance.

Discounted ticket to Sunway Lagoon theme park from Singapore
Discounted ticket to Sunway Lagoon theme park from Singapore

For even more booking convenience, offers customers an easy search engine for hotels. Travelers from Singapore can find a complete vacation package to the popular Sunway Lagoon destination by booking theme park tickets, bus tickets, and hotel arrangements through one user-friendly website.

Other attractions open at the Sunway Lagoon campus include a grand shopping mall, and the Sunway Pyramid. A family vacation that delights all members of the family is available at Bus ticket from Singapore to Sunway Lagoon Theme Park.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Etika Express Coach Tickets at has now partnered with premier bus operator Etika Express, which offers quality and comfortable travel by bus to Kuala Perlis.

Now offering new bus routes with Etika Express, makes travel plans more convenient. Customers are pleased with the travel agency’s easy-to-use website and vast options for enjoyable travel throughout Malaysia and Singapore.

By partnering with Etika Express, is giving its customers access to a premier bus operator, which offers travel by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis. The destination is near the border of Thailand. From the Kuala Perlis terminal, travelers can gain access to Langkawi by ferry, a popular and beautiful vacation spot of 104 islands in the state of Kedah, Malaysia.

Etika Express Coach Tickets at

Through the new partnership, has also expanded their tour options to include more accessible bus routes to the East coast of Malaysia. “Travelers can now journey directly from the Puduraya bus terminal to East coast destinations such as Kuala Terengganu and Kuantan,” stated Sophia, the general manager of BusOnlineTicket. “Return travel is also available. We are interested in expanding desirable travel options, which give our customers top satisfaction.”

Etika Express offers comfortable travel in new charter buses. Customers enjoy the clean atmosphere and safe travel offered by the bus operator. Becoming a leader in the bus chartering industry, they are constantly adding new buses to their fleets. Currently, buses depart from Kuala Perlis, Sungai Petani, Alor Setar, Kulim, Kuala Lumpur, and other terminals. Double-decker and single-decker buses are operated through the company. Because of the new partnership, vacationers now have the opportunity to search online for Etika Express bus routes through’s convenient travel booking system.

Tourists can experience even more convenience through by searching for hotel bookings in conjunction with bus tickets. Combining hotel and bus reservations through one website gives travelers a convenient travel planning venture. The website also offers tips and travel guides to top destinations in Malaysia and Singapore.

To view the new travel options available at through Etika Express, visit Etika Express Bus Tickets now available on

Singapore nude photo leaks and scandals

Singapore’s Edison Chen, “Gary Ng”
Gary Ng (Chen Guilin) posted whole series of videos of himself having sex with various girls back in 2009. He made 507 home sex videos which were recovered by the police at his home. He claimed to have done a beer promo auntie; a property agent; a banker; a mother and her daughter; his neighbour; his office colleague; a Chinese maid; a NUS student; a poly girl; his own cousin; his friend; his friend’s niece; a waitress; a student nurse; a Chivas promoter; a cosmetic girl; an ah lian, etc.

In 2011, he was sentenced to 50 months' jail and fined $20,000:

Using the name Gary Ng, Chen Guilin, 28, admitted to having 507 obscene films, mostly of himself having sex with other women. Some of the women were willing parties for the filming, while others were not. He concealed a video camera in a plastic bag with a slit to film them and uploaded some on the Internet.

According to The Straits Times report, the former property agent also pleaded guilty to four charges of forgery and one count each of housebreaking and theft, criminal breach of trust and unlawfully having another person's identity card. He committed a total of 21 offences from 2006 to June last year involving property worth $171,770.

Alvin Tan Jye Yee and Vivian Lee
Alvin Tan Jye Yee, a former National University of Singapore (NUS) law scholarship holder, came to his 15 minutes of fame after he had posted sexy photos and videos of himself and his girlfriend Vivian Lee on his blog named Sumptuous Erotica. His name topped the top searches list in Singapore and they have been covered in most of the publications in Singapore and Malaysia.

Alvin Tan Jye Yee and Vivian Lee
Singapore model Janell Ong leaked nude photo scandal
Jenell or Janell Ong, one of the Singapore’s FHM GND Top 15 Finalist, found herself in the middle of a leaked nude photo scandal when in April 2013 her more than explicit photos started to circulate over the internet forums. Jenell Ong was a top 15 finalist for FHM Singapore 2010 sexiest model contest. She is a 23 year-old model and blogger from Singapore. Now there are naked images of her playing with another girl circulating in the internet.

Singapore model Jamie Ang leaked nude photo scandal
Popular Singaporean model Jamie Ang has found herself in the middle of a leaked nude photo scandal in June 2013. Jamie Ang, who has won Miss Singapore Commonwealth as well as FHM Model 2012, is seen fully naked and sexually provocative in the leaked 50 photos which found their ways into several local online forums and blogs since early April 2013. Although most were quickly down with the threat of legal action, photos found their ways to internet anyway and still circulates online.

Alleged DJ Tenashar Nude photos
In October 2013, a blog post in Singapore Hall of Shame blog has revealed several nude photos of a young Chinese woman allegedly belonging to the famous model DJ of Singapore. The photos were later removed by Google (which owns blogger) after DJ Tenashars complaint but the set can still be found on the internet.

Tips to save money in Bangkok holiday

Tip #1 - Book your hotel online
Bangkok offers relatively cheap hotels but still the rack rates at the desk are usually much higher than the online rates. But do not just directly go and book from hotel's web site. The rates on hotel web sites are also usually higher than the rates you can find online.

Many people book from an online reservation site like or From time to time one is cheaper than the others and sometimes hotel's web site offer the best. So do you need to spend hours to find the best hotel rate? Of course not. Just use a hotel meta-search engine like Hotelscombined aggregates all the rates and hotel reviews from almost all major online reservation sites and let's you to see the best rate in a single list. Use it to save money.

Tip #2 - Stay in a hotel near BTS Skytrain or MRT Line
Bangkok's traffic is quite bad and you will do a big favour to yourself if you stay in a hotel near sky train or MRT in Bangkok. This will allow you to travel 70% to 100% of the route between hotel and the Bangkok attractions by train which is cheap and fast compared to road transport. If you combine train with River boat and walk then you can go to most attractions without a taxi and tuk-tuk. This will also reduce your exposure to tuk-tuk and taxi scams in Bangkok

Tip #3 - Beware of Thailand Tourist Scams
We have said "scams", let's talk about them a little. Tourist scams can cost you a lot. Thailand, particularly Bangkok, is full of con artists and scammers praying on unsuspected visitors. Know then before you step into Bangkok. Here is a good introductory article in Bangkok and Thailand Tourist scams.

Tip #4 - Read Wikitravel Bangkok Pages
Web based free travel guide Wikitravel is a must read before heading to your holiday destination. Their Bangkok Guide pages are full of useful information from where to eat to where to sleep and from what to do to how to stay safe in Bangkok. This free guide saved me a lot of money in my trips and I strongly suggest it to you.

This info also can be bought as a pocket guide from Amazon : Wikitravel Bangkok: The free, complete, up-to-date and reliable guide to Bangkok.

Tip #5 - Use Airport City Link or Shuttle
Two of the most expensive taxi rides in Bangkok will be the one from and to the airport. But you can avoid these rides by using new Airport Rail Link from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. If you have listened to us and booked a hotel near Skytrain, you can reach your hotel without a taxi. If you arrive Bangkok during rush hour you will also save a lot of money. And if you need to go to the airport during the rush hour, you can prevent missing a flight because of traffic.

There were once Private Airport Express buses but they have stopped operating in 2011. You can still take a free shuttle bus from outside the second floor, gate 5 to the Public Transportation Center a few kilometres away and then take a public bus from there. Read Wikitravel Bangkok Get In section for details.

Bangkok in the night
Bangkok in the night
Tip #6 - Bargain and bargain
Most shops will start bargain from 100% or 200% above the usual price so start bargain from 50% of the asking price and try to settle somewhere between 50% and 60%.

Tip #7 - Visit Bangkok in Low Season
The most pleasant time to visit is the cool season that lasts from November till February. This is also the high season for Bangkok. Try to visit outside this time and you can get things like hotel rooms for much cheaper. Also avoid regional holiday times such as Hari Raya during when people travel to Bangkok a lot.

Tip #8 - Buy Thai Telephone Card from Airport
This is quite important. Most Thais have mobile phones so it is difficult to find public phones in Bangkok. Roaming may be quite expensive so buy a local SIM card for 100 baht at Suvarnabhumi Airport. This simple action can save you a lot of money (i.e. if your taxi driver does not know the way to hotel you can call the reception and let the receptionist talk to the driver).

Tip #9 - Bangkok City Pass
Bangkok city pass, which comes with unlimited use of sky train, may save you money if you will visit a lot of attractions.

Tip #10 - Check the Travel DEALs
If you are heading to Bangkok from a nearby country like Singapore check coupon sites for Bangkok travel deals. They do not have only Bangkok tour packages but they also list discounts to Bangkok attractions.

Tip #11 - Buy travel insurance
Thailand may be a relatively cheap place when it comes to almost everything but a major hospitalization or evacuation from a remote location may cost you tens of thousands of Dollars. Never travel out of your country without a proper travel insurance covering activities you are planning to do (i.e. skuba diving).

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hotel Mermaid Bangkok Review

A few months ago, a friend of mine visited Singapore and Thailand and requested some hotel advices in Bangkok and Phuket. In my last visit I have stayed in Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 Hotel (near Nana BTS Skytrain Station) and I was quite happy with it. So I have recommended this hotel. She has later decided to book another hotel named Hotel Mermaid Bangkok.

Hotel Mermaid Bangkok is a relatively new hotel in Bangkok. With its 69 guestrooms, pool, 24-hour front desk, helpful staff and renowed Captain's Pub and Restaurant, the hotel is conveniently located on Sukhumvit Soi 29 (50 meters off Sukhumvit Road), 10 minutes walk from BTS Asok Skytrain Station. Hotel Mermaid Bangkok is also quite near Terminal 21 shopping mall.

Here is her review:

It was a sudden decision to go to Bangkok, Thailand. I have made all of my reservations and arrangements through the Internet. I searched many Bangkok hotel options online and I have decided to stay at Hotel Mermaid Bangkok. I stayed at Hotel Mermaid Bangkok for two days. Without any previous information, I would say that it was definitely a good selection. Hotel Mermaid Bangkok, located in Sukhumvit, Bangkok, is a popular choice for travelers. It offers 69 guestrooms designed to meet the needs of customers. Moreover, it was a nice boutique hotel with a great staff and convenient location. Staff welcomes you very warmly.

Actually, Hotel Mermaid Bangkok has been inaugurated by His Royal Highness Prince Henrik, The Prince Consort of Denmark. The Hotel Mermaid Bangkok is also home to well renowned Captain’s Pub & Restaurant. The hotel has modern air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi internet service is good. The hotel also has a pool, a 24-hour front desk and an on-site tour desk.

Five best things about Hotel Mermaid Bangkok

First, the hotel is only 3. Km from the city center. Hotel Mermaid Bangkok is centrally located hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 29. The hotel is around 50 meter slightly off the Sukhumvit Road which is an exclusive district popular among expatriates and upper class locals. Sukhumvit is home to fancy apartments, villas, restaurants, bars and clubs. Sukhumvit Road is not only one of the longest boulevards in Thailand, but one of the longest boulevards in the world. You may go to Sukhumvit Road by walking from the Hotel Mermaid Bangkok.

Second, The transportation to and from the hotel was very convenient. The hotel’s strategic location provides that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. For example, Hotel Mermaid Bangkok is around 10 minutes walk from the BTS Asok Station (0.6 Km). It is centrally located and very near to BTS and MRT lines. Using MRT lines, it was very easy to visit major touristic attractions including the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Furthermore, Suvarnabhumi Airport international airport is a 1-hour distant from the hotel.

Third, the hotel room together with its bathroom is very clean. Furthermore, all of the rooms are designed with artwork and colored walls. Thus, it offers an elegantly relaxing ambiance.

Fourth, the hotel is very near to Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. This mall presents some of the best shopping with hundreds of funky boutiques under one roof.  Please be prepared and do not be surprised you may see your hometown city at Terminal 21 Mall since floors themed around some of the coolest cities in the world. Each floor has a different focus.

And fifth, as I mentioned previously, the staff service was excellent. I requested a late check out and many thanks to staff it was granted. They were very helpful and nice.

Final note to mention, the price is very reasonable. Actually it is great hotel choice for those travelling.

Monday, December 23, 2013

$11 OFF Universal Studios Singapore One-Day Pass Tickets

Universal Studios Singapore One-Day Pass is only $63 instead of $74 with this 3 day special deal. With this 15% discount you can go beyond the screen and Ride The Movies at Universal Studios Singapore. You experience cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions based on your favourite blockbuster films and television series, including TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure™ and more ...

Join OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS as you become a freedom fighter in the ultimate 3D battle against the forces of evil.

Or plunge into total darkness on this indoor roller coaster as you come face to face with warrior mummies and scarab beetles.

Enjoy a thrilling river raft ride through primeval dinosaur habitats where you will get wet and possibly soaked.
See, hear and feel the action right from your seat as you join Princess Fiona & Shrek in a fairytale adventure. Go on an unforgettable river boat ride with our four heroes, Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria.

$11 OFF Universal Studios Singapore One-Day Pass
The voucher is valid till 31 Jan 2014. Only valid for one-day visit at Universal Studios Singapore for a single guest. The One Day Pass is non-transferable and non-refundable. Price is inclusive of all government taxes.

Singapore Escort Services Launches Mobile Classifieds Service in Singapore

Companies publishes press releases to advertise their products and to share news with potential customers. There are several avenues to do this on the web and one of them is I have just seen an interesting press release recently in Now there is a mobile app which should not be seen by your wife. An escort news and escort agency classified in Singapore has released a mobile app for escorts as well as their potential clients easily meet.

With the launch of Singapore Escort Services’ new mobile classifieds platform, social escorts can now look forward to building more awareness about their services both on computers and users mobile phone. Mobile phone users will be able to select the most suitable escort by physical appearance, body type and even spoken language that they are looking for in addition to many other attributes they may find important to them.

In their web site mentions that they do not take a cut of the escort’s earnings as commission nor do they promote sexual services. Singapore Escort Services is an online classifieds directory that allows both male and female escorts in Singapore to list their services.

According to a senior manager named John at Sexy Ladies Escort Agency social escorts are not prostitutes. "The main bulk of clients are foreign professionals, senior managers, C-class executives and wealthy businessmen who want social escorts to accompany them to social events, corporate meetings or casino games at one of Singapore's integrated resorts at Marina Bay or Sentosa."

Good looking is a must, but It is not sufficient to be just good looking. A successful social escort, both female and male escorts have to familiarize themselves with local culture and places of attractions so that they can double up as personal tour guide for their high-net-worth and well-travelled clients.

Visitors to the mobile phone version of can filter social escorts through a list of criteria describing his or her dream social escort. Upon completing his search, the visitor will get a call or an email (whichever he/she prefer) within the same day from the social escort.

"Good and high-end social escorts across the world, continues to be in demand as Singapore is increasingly promoted and seen as a high-end luxury lifestyle location for wealthy individuals, in the ranks of Monte Carlo in Las Vegas. These affluent travellers want more than a romp in Geylang, they want an escort who can communicate and engage them intellectually," says Dominic, Manager at Singapore Social Escort Services.

First cat cafe in Singapore opens on Christmas Day

I love cats and had at least one at any time when i was a kid. University was full of them but work and apartment life took these companions out of my life. Sometimes I miss to play with one for a while especially when watching TV on the couch. And by tomorrow there will be a place full of cats in Singapore to play with.

Singapore's first cat cafe, Neko no Niwa (Japanese for "cat garden"), ipens its doors tomorrow on Christmas Day. Located at 54A Boat Quay the cat cafe offers a therapeutic experience full of cats. There are 13 rescued and adopted cats in Neko no Niwa where they can eat and play.

Cat cafe does not mean that you can take your own cat there. To prevent cat fights they are not allowed into "Cat Garden".

The cafe will host 25 customers at any one time and you will need to pay 12 SGD for the first hour of interacting with cats and 5 SGD for subsequent half hour blocks.

The strays were lovely — beautifully-groomed and relatively approachable.Their drinks (think coffee and tea) and desserts are reasonably-priced at $2 — 5.50 — they don't sell savouries so you don't end up in a cat fight (heh) over the cod. Great location, too, and with the WiFi and board games, it can get pretty homey. Read more at Hot or Not? Neko No Niwa cat cafe at Boat Quay

Photo - Coconuts Singapore

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Authentic Kate Spade Handbags Singapore deal

Designer handbags of American fashion design house Kate Spade is a must have for every classy lady. These handbags are perfect gifts to yourself or the special lady in your life in this festive season. Do not think she already has a lot of bags, you know what they say, a lady can never have too many bags :)

This deal brings 61% discount and you can buy an authentic Kate Spade Bags for $155 instead of $398! You can buy the deal online and request delivery to your home.

In fact there are 9 signature Kate Spade Bags designs and price options to choose from:
  • Southport Avenue Stacy for only $155 instead of $398,
  • Grove Court Lexie for only $319 instead of $708,
  • Cobble Hill Finley for only $349 instead of $708
  • Wellesley Rachelle for only $369 instead of $708
  • Barrow Street Anabel Baby Bag for only $349 instead of $718
  • Classic Spade Stevie Baby Bag (Chocolate) for only $369 instead of $738
  • Classic Spade Stevie Baby Bag (Stucco) for only $369 instead of $738
  • Sew Be It Stevie Baby Bag for only $369 instead of $738
  • Bow Shoppe Stevie Baby Bag for only $369 instead of $738
Here is the link to the deal : From $155 for Authentic Kate Spade Bags – Choose from 9 Signature Designs. If you have missed this specific deal do not worry. luxury products section regularly have Kate Spade Handbags deals.

Discounted Authentic Kate Spade Bags Singapore deal - 61% OFF!

Chinese New Year 2014 at Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands presents a string of shopping, dining and entertainment specials for Chinese New Year of Horse in 2014 from blockbuster museum exhibition Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction to well-loved Broadway
musical My Fair Lady, gourmet feasts and attractive gifts with purchase, visitors are in for a celebratory reunion.

“Fortune Swipe and Win” with a total of $150,000 worth in prizes 
From 30 January to 9 February 2014, all visitors at Marina Bay Sands stand a chance to win a total of $150,000 worth in prizes1 when they sign up for a free membership Sands Rewards LifeStyle. A total of 188 winners will be announced daily. 

As members of Sands Rewards LifeStyle, guests enjoy discounts, parking privileges, as well as instant rewards of three per cent in destination dollars on all nett purchases, which can be redeemed at over 175 at Sands Rewards LifeStyle programme outlets, including luxury boutiques, celebrity chef restaurants, hotel stays and entertainment.
Shop and win limited edition gifts at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands 
In celebration of the spring festival, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands presents ‘Blossoms of Bliss’ from 16 January to 16 February. Shoppers who spend a minimum of S$188 can redeem an exclusive Mandarin Blossoms scent reed diffuser specially created for The Shoppes by Mt. Sapola, as well as Marina Bay Sands red packets. In addition, shoppers stand a chance to win eight limited edition LIULI crystal horse sculptures (worth S$2,600 each) on the first two days of Chinese New Year (31 January and 1 February). 

From 10 January to 16 February, The Shoppes presents a special exhibition of LIULI crystal Horses and Flowers of Spring at the Grand Colonnade South, Bay Level (L1) amidst melodic Chinese orchestra performances starting 24 January to 16 February, from 7pm to 9pm on Fridays, and 12.30pm-2.30pm and 5pm-7pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 
All boutiques and restaurants at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands will be operating as usual throughout Chinese New Year from 10am to 11pm on Sundays to Thursdays and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Chinese New Year 2014 at Marina Bay Sands
Chinese New Year 2014 at Marina Bay Sands

Feast with an Oriental flair 
Celebrity chef restaurant db Bistro Moderne is also joining in the Chinese New Year celebrations with a special family-styled dinner menu crafted by Executive Chef Jonathan Kinsella. The menu features the popular Seafood Platter (oysters, lobster, shrimp and razor clams), Boston Lobster & Black Pepper Mee as well as the succulent Roast Stuffed Suckling Pig with gratin dauphinois, wild mushrooms, garlic baby kalian and butternut squash. Diners can also round up the meal with the Baked Alaska, a sweetly satisfying desert with almond biscuit, caramelised white chocolate and mandarin sorbet. The Chinese New Year menu is 
available from 30 January to 2 February.

This Chinese New Year, SweetSpot will also present festive treats created by Executive Pastry Chef Ryan Witcher. For a deliciously refreshing and creamy treat, guests can indulge in the Cheesecake (S$9) with mango, lime breton and fresh pomelo, or the Mandarin (S$2.70), an almond macaron filled with candied mandarin ganache. 
The traditional Chinese New Year favourites at SweetSpot - the Cookie Trio (S$15) featuring dried prawn rolls, green pea cookies and Kueh Bangkit cookies - also make perfect gifts to take home this Chinese New Year. 
Guests can purchase these items from SweetSpot at Hotel Tower 3 Lobby from 23 January to 14 February.
Restaurants at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands will also be serving up exclusive Chinese New Year set menus. From 16 January to 16 February, the all-time favourite Au Chocolat will be presenting a set menu starting from S$38++ per pax, while Chinese restaurant Jin Shan  will also be dishing out an exclusive Lunar New Year set menu perfect for families over the same period from S$188++ per pax.

Enjoy a cultural respite at the museum and theatres 
Come 25 January, Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction will open at ArtScience Museum to visitors from all over the world for the first time in Southeast Asia. Occupying over 3,700 square metres of floor space, the exhibition will feature more than 400 fossils, over 50 original artworks and more than 490 models. 

Through a timeline thread, visitors will be transported more than 600 million years back in time to learn the unique story of what came before and after the dinosaurs, and gain a deeper understanding on how these species evolved and adapted to changing environmental conditions. 
Over at the MasterCard Theatres, award-winning Broadway musical My Fair Lady opens February to the delight of all musical lovers. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady will transport audiences to Edwardian London to witness one of the most beautiful stories ever told about language and clash of cultures. The musical runs until 23 February. 
Witness splendid fireworks display around Marina Bay 
Visitors are in for a visual treat this Chinese New Year all around Marina Bay, with the Sands SkyPark and Event Plaza being two of the many vantage points to witness the splendid fireworks display by the River Hong Bao 2014. The annual festive celebration located on The Float@Marina Bay will be launching spectacular fireworks displays on 29 and 30 January. 

Siloso Beach Countdown Party Ticket 25% OFF

Singapore Siloso Beach Countdown Party 2013/2014 will be will be on December 31st 2013 and start at 6 PM. This is Asia’s largest beach countdown party and is located at the grooviest beach in Singapore where you can say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014.

With DEAL's latest promo, which includes a Skyride and a River Cruise. 12 Hours of non-stop action at 5 party zones, promises to be the event of the year! The deal price is only $67 instead of $89 and includes:

  • 1x Standard drink
  • 12 hours of non-stop action at 5 party zones and unaccountable splashes of colors.
  • 1 x Skyride
  • 1 x River Cruise
This year there is an additional fun : you can splash colours on your friends and other party-goers, on top of the regular features of 5 distinct party zones, a giant foam pool and a sandy dance floor.

Siloso Beach Countdown Party Ticket 25% OFF

Google's Top Travel Destination Searches from Singapore of 2013

Legoland Malaysia is the most popular travel destination in 2013 for Singaporeans according to Google Year End Zeitgeist. This Malaysia attraction, which has recently became a resort after Legoland Malaysia Hotel is opened, is the most search tourist attraction for Singapore residents.

Indonesian resort island of Bali was the second most searched destination followed by Hong Kong and Maldives.

Here is Google's Top Travel Destination Searches of 2013:
1 - Legoland Malaysia
2 - Bali
3 - Hong Kong
4 - Maldives
5 - Bangkok
6 - Taiwan
7 - Bintan
8 - Langkawi
9 - Krabi
10 - Penang

It is not suprising to see ever popular destinations like Bangkok, Bintan, Hong Kong in the list but Maldives, an expensive and relatively far destination from Singapore, is the 4th most searched, more searched than Bangkok, Taiwan, Bintan, Langkawi, Krabi and Penang.

Downtown Line Stage 1 is up and running

A new announcement has greeted commuters in some MRT stations today: "Change in this station for the Downtown Line." First 6 stages of this new Singapore MRT Line is now open: Bugis, Promenade, Bayfront, Downtown (connects the southern part of Marina Bay where developments such as The Sail @ Marina Bay and the Marina Bay Financial Centre lie to the current CBD), Telok Ayer and Chinatown. Official opening of Downtown Line is this Saturday.

Opening of the Downtown Line was not free of problems: a train fault disrupted servicefor about 15 minutes. The fault took place at around noon near Bayfront station, and delayed train service from Bugis to Chinatown.

The Downtown Line (DTL) is the fifth Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. The 6 stations opened yesterday were Stage 1. Stage 2 will be opened 2+ years later in 2016 and Stage 3 will be opened in 2017.

Downtown Line Stage 1
Downtown Line Stage 1 (shown inside red rectangle here) is open

The Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE)

Singapore's tenth expressway, The Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE), will open to traffic from 9.00 am on Sunday, 29 December 2013. It will be the strategic east-west high capacity road link between Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE), East Coast Parkway (ECP) and the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE). Spanning 5 kilometers, some 3.6 kilometers of MCE underground and it has 420 meter long tunnel below the seabed, a first of its kind in Singapore.

A five-lane expressway in both directions, MCE will link motorists directly to the heart of the downtown at Marina South through the new connections with Central Boulevard, Marina Boulevard and Maxwell Road.

Road changes with the opening of The Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE)

The MCE will free up land space occupied by a portion of ECP now. The space is in Marina downtown area and is a prime land. The section of ECP to be removed is from Marina Boulevard to Prince Edwards Road. A stretch of ECP west of Benjamin Sheares Bridge will be converted to a major arterial road and will be renamed as Sheares Avenue. This will bring traffic from the ECP directly into Central Business District (CBD) and connect with Central Boulevard and Marina Boulevard.

Drivers will use Fort Road interchange to connect directly to MCE to travel to the city or to the west of Singapore. Existing connections to ECP towards city from the Fort Road will be removed due to insufficient distance for safe filtering into the expressway when the MCE opens.

To join the ECP further to east, drivers will have alternatives such as via Nicoll Highway or travel on East Coast Park Service Road to make u-turn.

Those using Ophir Road to get to Sheares Avenue will first have to enter the CBD before they can get to the MCE. Motorists exiting MCE to Central Boulevard and using Sheares Avenue to connect to the Rochar Road exit will also have to enter the CBD first.

The Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) map
The Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) map
Motorists Hand Guide to The Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE)

Drivers coming from KPE and continueing to AYE can take KPE - MCE - AYE route. Drivers coming from ECP and driving to AYE can take ECP - Exit 14B - MCE - AYE route.

Motorists driving from AYE to ECP can follow AYE - MCE - Exit 5 - ECP route. Motorists coming from AYE and heading to KPE can follow AYE - MCE - KPE route.

Drivers coming from AYE and driving to Marina Bay Finance Center (MBFC) area can use the following routes:
  • AYE - MCE - Exit 2 - Central Boulevard
  • AYE - Exit 2B (AYE) - Keppel Road - Anson Road
  • AYE - CTE - Exit 2 (CTE) - Merhand Road
Drivers coming from AYE and driving to Raffles Place / Shenton Way can use the following routes:

  • AYE - MCE - Exit 2 - Central Boulevard
  • AYE - Exit 2B (AYE) - Keppel Road - Anson Road
  • AYE - CTE - Exit 2 (CTE)  - Merchand Road
Drivers coming from AYE and driving to Suntec / Marina Center can use AYE - MCE - Exit 2 - Central Boulevard - Bayfront Avenue.

For drivers coming from AYE and driving to Maxwell Road there is no change in travel route. And for drivers coming from Maxwell Road and driving to AYE there is also no change in travel route.

Drivers coming from Marina Bay Finance Center (MBFC) area to AYE can use the following routes:
  • Marina Boulevard - MCE - AYE
  • Shenton Way - Keppel Road - AYE
  • Merchand Road - CTE - AYE
Drivers coming from Raffles Place / Shenton Way to AYE can use the following routes:
  • Marina Boulevard - MCE - AYE
  • Shenton Way - Keppel Road - AYE
  • Merchand Road - CTE - AYE
Drivers coming from Suntec / Marina Center and driving to AYE can use Bayfront Avenue - Marina Boulevard - MCE - AYE route.

From KPE/ECP to Marina Bay Finance Center (MBFC) area:

  • KPE - MCE- Exit 3 - Central Boulevard
  • KPE - Exit 1 - ECP - Sheares Avenue - Central Boulevard
  • ECP - Sheares Avenue - Central Boulevard

From KPE/ECP to Raffles Place / Shenton Way:
  • KPE - MCE- Exit 3 - Central Boulevard
  • KPE - Exit 1 - ECP - Sheares Avenue - Central Boulevard
  • ECP - Sheares Avenue - Central Boulevard
From KPE/ECP to Suntec/Marina Center:
  • ECP - Exit 15 - Rochor Road - Temasek Boulevard
  • KPE - Exit 1 - ECP - Exit 15 - Rochor Road - Temasek Boulevard
From KPE/ECP to Maxwell Road:
  • KPE - MCE- Exit 1 - Maxwell Road
  • ECP - Exit 14B - MCE - Exit 1 - Maxwell road
From Marina Bay Finance Center (MBFC) are to ECP/KPE:
  • Marina Boulevard - MCE - Exit 5 - ECP (Changi)
  • Marina Boulevard - MCE - KPE
  • Marina Boulevard - Sheares Avenue - ECP - ECP (Changi) or KPE
From Raffles Place / Shenton Way to ECP/KPE:
  • Marina Boulevard - MCE - Exit 5 - ECP (Changi)
  • Marina Boulevard - MCE - KPE
  • Marina Boulevard - Sheares Avenue - ECP - ECP (Changi) or KPE
From Suntec / Marina Center to ECP/KPE the route is Republic Boulevard - Ophir Road - ECP - ECP (Changi) or KPE.

From Maxwell Road to ECP / KPE the route is Maxwell Road - MCE - Exit 5 - ECP (Changi) or Maxwell Road - MCE - KPE.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Best Hotels in Singapore

Which are the best hotels in Singapore? If you look at different criteria, you will have different hotels in the list. One can think that it is best to look at online hotel reservation sites where hotel guest reviews can give you the best. But this will also create different lists because different online booking sites are popular among different user groups.

To create our best hotels in Singapore list, we have looked at, one of the most popular hotel meta-search engine in the world. A meta-search engine is a search engine which compiles results from different search engines. In this case compiles its results from popular online hotel reservation sites and allows its users to search and compare hotel rates in one search.

Hotelscombined also provides an aggregated summary of hotel reviews and ratings from external sites. These aggregated customer ratings are the ones we use to determine the best hotels in Singapore. We have included only the hotels with 9.0 or more rating and at list 250 user reviews (hotelscombined calls these hotels stellar hotels).

Below is not a ranking list but a group of outstanding Singapore hotels judged on guest reviews.

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

5-Star Mandarin Oriental Singapore is a luxury hotel located in Marina Centre next to Marina Square Shopping Mall and near Suntec City (one of Asia Pacific’s largest convention centers the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre is here). The hotel is among a cluster of Marina Bay area hotels near Singapore's financial district. With 527 rooms and suites, 6 restaurants and bars, and the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore and a top luxury, it is nor suprisingly one of the best hotel in Singapore.

In 2013, Mandarin Oriental Singapore has become one of the only hotel in Singapore to receive the Forbes Five Star designation in both hotel and spa categories in the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide for two consecutive years (2012 and 2013).

Mandarin Oriental Singapore pool area
Mandarin Oriental Singapore pool area.
Raffles Hotel Singapore

Colonial-style Raffles Hotel Singapore is not only one of the best hotels in Singapore, she is also one of the best known icons of the city state. With an excellent central location, large and comfortable rooms, modern but also historic facilities and top class luxury, this is not only Singapore's but one of Asia's best hotel in Singapore.

Raffles Hotel Singapore
Raffles Hotel Singapore
The St. Regis Singapore
Located near Singapore's shopping street named Orchard Road and offering 5-Star luxury in this prime location, St. Regis Singapore is a luxury traveller haven. This is also one of the most expensive in Singapore. The exclusiveness of the hotel starts from the airport from where a luxurious St. Regis Bentley and chauffeur can be arranged for your journey to the The St. Regis Singapore.

Li Chen, Dragon-riding Bodhisattva (2001, St Regis Singapore) - 20091127
Li Chen's Dragon-riding Bodhisattva (2001) in front of the St. Regis Singapore.
Source : Flickr: ST REGIS – Singapore
Shangri La Hotel Singapore

Five-star deluxe hotel Shangri La Hotel Singapore (新加坡香格里拉大酒店)  is the flagship and the first hotel of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. Located at the Tanglin Road end of famous Orchard Road it is included in hotelscombined's Asia-Pacific ‘Stellar Stays’ hotels list and is the only hotel from Singapore in the list.

Shangri La Hotel Singapore has 747 guestrooms and suites in the Tower Wing, Garden Wing and Valley Wing, 127 serviced apartments and 55 luxurious condominium units. The hotel boasts 15 acres of landscaped gardens which are visible through the glass walls enclosing the lobby and dining areas, and has been referred to as "Singapore's other botanical garden".

Shangri La Hotel Singapore
Shangri La Hotel Singapore outdoor pool
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

This 32-storey luxury hotel located at 7 Raffles Avenue in the Marina Bay Area of Singapore has 608 guest rooms and suites including nineteen one-bedroom Millenia Suites, three two-bedroom Millenia Suites and a luxurious Ritz-Carlton Suite. All of the spacious guest rooms and bathrooms in The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore offer panoramic views of Marina Bay or city skyline.

Conrad Centennial Singapore

5-Star luxurious Conrad Centennial Singapore (港丽酒店) is located in the Downtown Core (near Millenia Tower), Marina Centre, Singapore. The hotel has 507 guestrooms including 25 suites, and 31 floors with two basements. Conrad Centennial is sister hotel to The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore and both hotels are owned by the same owner, Pontiac Land (founded by the Kwee family).

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore 

Located along the tree lined Orchard Boulvard (paralel to Orchard Road), Four Seasons Hotel Singapore is a luxurious hotel right next to Orchard Road and very near to Singapore's Central Business District.

Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre

The only 4-star hotel in our Singapore's best hotels list, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, is a relatively afforable hotel right in the middle of Orchard Road area. If you are looking for a Singapore hotel with clean and large rooms, good breakfast, central and prime location and nice service and you are in Singapore for mainly shopping, sight seeing and dining, 4-Star Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre is a very good hotel. Centrally located at a short walking distance from trendy shopping malls of Orchard Road,  the hotel offers one of the best hotel stay in Singapore for shoppers in the town.

Naumi Hotel

The only boutique hotel in our list, Naumi Hotel is located in Singapore city center right opposite side of Raffles Hotel Singapore and Suntec Convension Center. City Hall MRT Station is quite near. This luxurious boutique Singapore hotel is famous with its rooftop pool with fantastic Singapore skyline view and luxurious and comfortable rooms and facilities.

Naumi Hotel
Other hotels in Singapore with 9.0+ guest rating over 250++ guest reviews:

- The Fullerton Bay Hotel 

- Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island

Pan Pacific Singapore

Fairmont Singapore

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport 

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Asia's sexiest supermodel DJ Angie Vu Ha

Born 1 June 1987, Vietnamese supermodel, DJ and producer Angie Vu Ha has been voted as one of the 10 sexiest supermodel DJs in the world. She has started modelling at just 17 years old age in Vietnam and had acting experience in TV series.

Angie Vu Ha is one of the few Vietnamese models who has been risen to the international supermodel title.

Her international recognition has started after she has moved to Singapore. She has started music here as a model DJ and was a resident of New Asia Bar, one of world's finest clubs, as a DJ. Angie Vu Ha now spins internationally and even headlined UK's Escape Swansea party in Singapore.

Angie has also played at other events including the Singapore Grand Prix (Formula 1), and a major event for Fashion TV (FTV). In 2011 Angie started producing her own music and she has released Cookies which has gained instant support from BBC Radio 1's Judge Jules, Marco V, Lisa Lashes, and Michael Woods. Cookies is one of the fastest selling tracks on the world's number one legal mp3 download site Beatport.

Her second release Cream, features UK vocalist Taya, and already has massive support from Gareth Emery and Marco V.

Here is official Angi Vu Ha web site. She has also a Facebook page which has a lot of info and photo about her. If you are googling for Angue Vu Ha photos be careful they are not very office friendly since this Playboy's Miss Social winner has no fear to pose nude.

DJ Angie Vu Ha
Asian sexy DJ Angie Vu Ha

Daily Flights to Taipei by Emirates

Dubai based Emirates will start daily flights to Taipei from Dubai on 10 February 2014. The flights, which wil be oprated on Boing 777-300ER, will have eight suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 304 passanger seats for the rest of us in Economy Class.

Passengers can also look forward to gourmet cuisine in all classes, served by Emirates’ multinational cabin crew.

The aircraft also features ice, Emirates' award-winning inflight entertainment system which has over 1,600 channels showing the latest blockbusters, subtitled Hollywood films, music, TV and games.

With this non-stop direct flight between Dubai and Taipei, Emirates will connect Taiwan's capital city to 70 countries in the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Europe. Flights will land in Taipei in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. These flights will be the  the first non-stop connection between Taipei and the Middle East.

Emirates Dubai - Taipei Flight Schedule - from 10th February 2014    
DayFlight NumberDeparture AirportDeparture TimeArrival AirportArrival Time
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.EK 366 EK 367DXB TPE0425 2315TPE DXB1615 0510 +1
WednesdayEK 366 EK 367DXB TPE0225 2315TPE DXB1430 0510 +1
FridayEK 366 EK 367DXB TPE0810 2315TPE DXB1955 0510 +1
SundayEK 366 EK 367DXB TPE0340 2315TPE DXB1525 0510 +1

“Emirates has the largest fleet of A380 in the world, and is well known for its premium and quality service. Taoyuan International Airport Corporation looks forward to welcoming Emirates’ arrival next February. Emirates will become the first airline to operate a non-stop route to the Middle East from Taoyuan International Airport. We believe the launch of this new route will offer our passengers with a more connected network,” said Sheng Chih Wei, the Executive Vice President of the Taoyuan International Airport Corporation.

Daily Flights to Taipei by Emirates will be served by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft like the one seen here.
Emirates now operates services to 138 destinations in 78 countries from Dubai. Earlier this year Emirates launched services to Warsaw and Algiers, Haneda, Japan, Clark in the Philippines, the transatlantic Milan-New York route, Conakry, Sialkot in Pakistan and Kabul in Afghanistan.

Emirates will begin 2014 with the launch of services to Kiev, followed by Taipei and Boston on 10th March.

New Tune Hotels in Indonesia and Philippines

Tune Hotels has expanded its rapidly growing portfolio of hotels in South East Asia with two new hotels – Tune Hotel Davao in the Philippines, and Tune Hotel Bekasi in Indonesia.

The 155-room Tune Hotel Davao, located at J.P. Laurel Avenue in Davao City, the Philippines welcomed its first guests on Tuesday, 17 December 2013, while Tune Hotel Bekasi, with 157 rooms and located at Blu Plaza, Jl. Chairil Anwar 27-36 in Bekasi Timur, Indonesia opened for business Thursday, 19 December 2013.

Tune Hotels now has seven hotels in operation in the Philippines and six in Indonesia.

Mark Lankester, Group CEO of Tune Hotels said, “Both Indonesia and Philippines are great markets for us and our rapid expansion in both countries signifies their importance ... Including the newly-opened Tune Hotel Davao and Tune Hotel Bekasi, we have launched three new hotels each in the Philippines and Indonesia this year alone. By early 2014, three more are coming up in Indonesia and another in the Philippines, and these underscore our plans for the two countries.”

Tune Hotels Downtown KL in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tune Hotels Downtown KL in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Elsewhere, Tune Hotels has eleven hotels in operation in Malaysia, four in Thailand, five in the UK and one each in Australia, India and Japan. In total, there is a total of 40 hotels available for booking.

Tune Hotels is a limited service hotel chain operated by Tune Hotels Regional Services Sdn Bhd that provides a claimed "5-star sleeping experience at a 1-star price" accommodation. Tune Hotels is part of the Tune Group, the private investment group of Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, founder and group CEO of low-cost airline AirAsia. Tune Hotels states that it is aiming for 100 hotels in its global portfolio by 2015.

Tune Hotels operates a “pay-as-you-use” concept that has become popular among travellers from across the world. Under the concept, guests only pay for room rates with the option of adding on other amenities like air-conditioning, towels and toiletries, in-room Wi-Fi and satellite TV service to keep costs down, reduce waste and save energy.

Tune is a limited service hotel chain operated by Tune Hotels Regional Services Sdn Bhd that provides a claimed "5-star sleeping experience at a 1-star price" accommodation. Tune Hotels is part of the Tune Group, the private investment group of Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, founder and group CEO of low-cost airline AirAsia. Tune Hotels states that it is aiming for 100 hotels in its global portfolio by 2015.

All Tune Hotels, such as the one on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok featured in the HD video below, offer space-efficient, streamlined rooms focusing on high-quality basics: 5-star beds and powerful hot showers. The hotels provide housekeeping services, electronic keycard access into rooms, extensive CCTV systems, and no access into the main lobby without a keycard past midnight for extra security.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

AirAsia Promotion : Welcome 2014 Sales

Budget airline AirAsia is welcoming 2014 for Singaporeans with a special Welcome 2014 Sales. If you book from 9 December 203 to 5 January 2014 for a travel period of 1 January to 31 March 2014, you can save 50% on flights and hotels.

The destinations are Penang, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, Miri, Siem Reap, Bali, Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Bandung, Lombok, Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

You can book on AirAsia Go to enjoy the cheaper flight + hotel deals.

Welcome 2014 Sale from 99 SGD for 3D2N Return Flights +
Hotel + Tax
Other AirAsia promotions ...

Happy Holidays Promotion
Book a flight from Singapore to Yogyakarta, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu or Krabi till 22 December 2013 on AirAsia for the travelling period of 6 January to 30 April 2014 and enjoy all-in-fare 65 SGD (terms and conditions apply).

2-in-1 Holidays Promotion
Book an AirAsia flight to Bangkok from Singapore all-in-fare 80 SGD until 5 January 2014 for the travel period of 19 December 2013 and 31 March 2014.

Welcome 2014 Sales

DJ Tenashar nude photo leak?

Last October, a blog named "Singapore Hall of Shame" has released a series of nude photos claimed to be belonging to a pre cosmetic surgery model turned DJ Tenashar. The blogger said that DJ Tenashar got angry that her nude photos were leaked. Later Google removed the photos from the blog (Singapore Hall of Shame is hosted on blogger which belongs to Google) because DJ Tenashar has complained to Google.

According to The Newpaper, the blogger, 39 years old businessman Michael Lim,  has came to know the alleged DJ Tenashar nude photos on October 29 after a reader has sent him a link to them:

"Mr. Lim said she told him that the naked photos are her personal property and claimed that the comissioned photographer sold them to a porn site. He also posted screengrabs of a purpoted exchange on Facebook between him and Tenashar, using her real name Debbie Valerie Long, in which she implored him to take down the pictures. It was during this exchange that Tenashar appearently admitted that the pictures were here."[1]

Although Google removed the photos from the blogger site, Singapore Hall of Shame post still has some directions to find the original page of them. In that page there is a set of nude photos of a young Chinese woman resembling Tenashar on the beach.

Debbie Valerie Long or better known by her stage name as DJ Tenashar is a famous DJ model. She was born and brought up in Singapore by a Eurasian father and a Chinese mother, but has lived most of their years in Spain and Europe. After spending most of her early modeling days in Europe, this FHM Cover Girl is now back and based in Singapore to work as a full time model in Asia.

Also check our Singapore nude photo leaks and scandals post for other nude photo scandals in Singapore.

DJ Tenashar nude photo leak
DJ Tenashar
Photo - DJ Tenashar Facebook Page
DJ Tenashar has recently been on the cover of Thailand Playboy[1]. Probably no naked photo in the magazine but there is a Tenashar topless photo where her breasts are covered by her arms.

She has also made it to the DJ Mag Top 100 this year.

[1] - DJ Tenashar becomes first Singaporean to appear on Playboy Thailand cover

Selena Gomez in Singapore Feb 21

Singer and actress Selena Gomez will be in Singapore on Friday 21 February 2014. Selena Gomez will be performing for the first time in Singapore.

21 years old actress has sold more than 10 million singles in the US. Selena Gomez is performing since her acting debut in 2002 on popular children television series Barney and Friends. She has also recently starred in the box-office hit, Spring Breakers alongside James Franco, Ashley Benson and fellow Disney star, Vanessa Hudgens.

Selena Gomez Singapore concert ticket sales started on yesterday.

The Stars Dance Tour is a world tour by Selena Gomez in support of her solo debut studio album Stars Dance. The tour will be her fourth overall tour and her first solo world tour, due to Selena Gomez & the Scene's ongoing hiatus. The tour will visit North America, Europe, Australia and Asia throughout 2013 and 2014.

See Sistic fore more details.

Midas Promotions is proud to present worldwide,
multi-platinum-selling singer and actress
Selena Gomez, who will bring her
"Stars Dance" Tour to Singapore.
She will be performing live in Singapore
for the first time ever at
 on Friday, 21 February 2014.

Phnom Penh hotel deals by Agoda

For a long time after Phnom Penh’s near-desertion in the wake of the Vietnam War and overthrow of the Khmer Rouge in 1979, it was often called the “Wild West of Asia.” Thankfully over the past few decades, great strides have been made in making the city one of the region’s more livable, enjoyable, and culturally rich destinations.

Legend says the city was founded in 1372 when a woman named Penh built a temple on a hill (phnom, in the Khmer language) to house several statues of the Buddha that she found. From there, the city’s fortunes waxed and waned as various conflicts and colonial interests shaped the region, until it was finally declared Cambodia’s capital in 1866. From 1867 until its independence in 1953, Cambodia was under French rule, which is still evident from some of the architecture in the city, although only several good examples remain.

Today Phnom Penh is a vibrant, energetic city, and the feeling of a place coming out of a long slumber is palpable. New hotels and shopping malls are being built, old structures are being restored, and hip, new restaurants are turning up in all corners of the city. That being said, it still lags far behind other Asian cities like Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City, so manage expectations when it comes to medical, transport, financial and communications infrastructure.

You can also learn about some of the darker chapters of Cambodian history through the infamous Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, historical sites that detail the horrors of the occupation by the Khmer Rouge. Although they don’t make for a ‘fun’ outing, they are an important memorial to one of Cambodia’s most chilling periods, and are cherished for the important lessons contemporary visitors take away from the experience.

Hotel deals in Phnom Penh Cambodia by Agoda

The energy from this city as it looks toward the future and the quality of the sites and attractions make it a worthwhile destination in and of itself no longer just a short stopover on the way to the Angkor ruins in Siem Reap. Some of the most popular sights are the Royal Palace, with the stunning Silver Pagoda and Temple of the Emerald Buddha; Sisowath Quay, the charming riverside stretch of road with great shopping and dining during the day, and a lively nighttime market atmosphere when things cool off at night; the comprehensive National Museum; and plenty of temples, markets, and friendly locals eager to share their city with visitors.

Take a look at these great hotel deals below to get the most out of any visit to Cambodia’s growing, captivating capital city.

Raffles Hotel Le Royal 5*
Enjoy 10% off your stay. Expires 31 March, 2014.
Kolab Sor Phnom Penh Hotel 4*
Enjoy 30% off your stay. Expires 31 January, 2014.
The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa 4*
Enjoy a USD $16 per-night discount when staying between 1 January-28 February 2014.
Himawari Hotel 4*      
Stay for a minimum of 2 nights and enjoy a 15% discount off your stay. Expires 31 March, 2014.
Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel 4*
Enjoy 30% off your stay. Expires 31 March, 2014.
King Grand Boutique 3*
Enjoy 40% off your stay. Expires 31 March, 2014.
Dara Airport Hotel 4*
Book at least 15 days in advance and enjoy 35% off. Expires 31 March, 2014.
Away Villa Salt Phnom Penh 4*
Book less than 30 days before check-in and enjoy a USD $10 discount. Expires 31 March, 2014.
Patio Hotel & Urban Retreat 4*
Enjoy 25% off your stay. Expires 31 January, 2014.
Raksmey Vimeansour Hotel 3*
Enjoy 15% off your stay. Expires 31 January, 2014.