Partyin’ at the Discotheque

It’s a great feeling to groove with your friends at the discotheque every once in a while. If you are looking for a perfect place for your next night out, you might want to show those dance moves in these dance clubs.

Velvet Underground

Located in Jiak Kim St, Velvet Underground is a stylish dance club with two rooms, one being the main bar and dance floor and the other being a “chill out” room for more intimate occasions. Usually, majority of the crowd consists of young professionals. The exclusivity of this dance club can make your night even more fun and worthwhile. Before you and your friends know it, the guy dancing in the corner and the lady sipping a cocktail are celebrities.

Acid Bar

Acid Bar is for those who want a relaxed ambience while listening to good live music. It is the place where you can be with other music lovers who love listening to pop, jazz, and blues. Occasionally, there is also a percussion set to entertain regular customers. What makes Acid Bar more interesting and inviting is its al fresco setting. The concept of open air builds on the melodic atmosphere, making it jam-packed every night.

Home Club

Home Club is the perfect place to hang out if you and your buddies want to spend a night in the club while not deviating from the feeling of being in a cosy living room of a friend’s house. This club also supports local music artists, bands, and DJs. Also, local creative artists are encouraged to use the bar’s space and walls as canvass where they can paint their imagination.

19 Mar 2013

The Best Cinemas for Every Moviegoer

There are several movie houses in Singapore, and here are some of the bests. Check them out on your next movie trip.

The Cathay Cineplex

The Cathay Cineplex houses two cinema rooms—The Picturehouse and The Platinum Movie Suites. In The Platinum Movie Lounge, moviegoers can have some snacks while enjoying the free WI-FI access and the complimentary use of iPads. Moviegoers can sit back and relax on the recliner seats made of the finest premium leather. Plus, they can also request for blankets and pillow for a more comfortable viewing experience.

Golden Village Vivocity

Golden Village Vivocity has three cinema rooms namely Cinema Europa, GV Max, and Gold Class. Cinema Europa features a deluxe stadium seating with 108 seats, a superb screen, and a digital sound theatre system. GV Max, a massive theatre with over 600 seats, prides itself as having one of Asia’s largest screens measuring 22.4 metres.  Gold Class provides a “first class airline” experience. Each recliner seat has automatic control buttons on the side. Also, beside the theatre is a private lounge that serves gourmet food, beverage, and wine that complement the luxurious movie experience of every moviegoer.

Shaw Theatres Lido

Singapore has embraced the IMAX digital technology since it launched The Shaw Theatre IMAX, the first movie theatre that offers IMAX. Moviegoers now enjoy a movie experience like no other—sitting back and relaxing on a leather seat, watching the movie on an overwhelmingly big screen, and enjoying excellent food and wines.

Every movie you watch gives you a new experience and takes you to a whole new dimension. To a moviegoer, the cinema where he or she will be spending hours to watch a certain film has something to do with that new experience and new dimension.

19 Mar 2013

Photowalking in Singapore

Here are some of the best spots in the Lion City where shutterbugs like you can feast your eyes—and camera—on. So get yourself in your street-suave outfit, charge your camera’s batteries, and head out to these following places suggested by professional photographers Mark Teo, Benny Hoh, and Lester Ledesma.

Kampong Buangkok – Your photowalking experience can even be greater when you immerse yourself in the rural. Kampong Buangkok is a traditional village you won’t find on a local map. Wooden houses, chickens under banana trees, and other typical scenes of everyday life in the rural areas are what you can highlight in your photographs.

Punggol – Landscape photography buffs are sure to enjoy what Punggol has to offer. It is an undeveloped shore where you can see for yourself the simple beauty of nature. You’ll be inspired even more to take photos of it to show to those who are jaded with the city’s skyscrapers.

Little India – During your photowalk, don’t miss out on the streets. From here you can take pretty great snapshots of the hustle and bustle of the city. If you’re heading out for a photowalk on a Sunday, you can get inspiration from Little India as this is the day when the area throbs with much activity.

Chinatown – If you want to capture Singapore during its old times, Chinatown should be part of your itinerary. There is just a spectrum of fascinating things that you might want to capture through your camera lens. Chinatown is definitely a visual feast—old-style.

West Coast Park Beach – Onto the wild with another good destination for photowalks—West Coast Park Beach! You might want to end your long day with a perfect shot of the breathtaking sunset. Everything in the surroundings can also make for an enthralling silhouette in your photographs.

19 Mar 2013

Experience Fine Dining In Peranakan Way

If you want to experience fine dining in a Peranakan way, head to “The Blue Ginger” restaurant. The moment you enter the place, you’ll be welcomed with Nyonya– inspired ambiance decorated with traditional eye catching ornaments fused with modern artistic paintings all wrapped up in a brown-cream interiors.

The 13-year-old restaurant is known for their delectable cuisines that are greatly influenced by  peranakan-culture. Feast on their richly flavoured dishes like the Bakwan Kepting, a popular recipe of minced crabmeat and pork moulded into meatballs that goes together with pork broth and bamboo shoots. The meat is carefully cooked to achieve perfect texture and preserve the flavour.

The standard of being a true Peranakan diner is the presence of traditional Peranakan cuisines. Take a bite of The Blue Ginger’s version of Ngo Heong. Their own style of this mainstream Peranakan dish will certainly authenticate their legitimacy as a true blue Peranakan diner. The Ngo Heong is a traditional dish of deep fried prawns and pork rolls flavoured with five-spice powder. The rolls are served with sweet dark soya sauce to add more sophistication to its appetizing aroma and crunchy texture.

And to top it all off, treat yourself to an ultimate culinary experience, and savour the scrumptiousness of Blue Ginger’s Ayam Panggang. Ayam Panggang is the restaurant’s speciality dish that has received excellent reviews from both magazine writers and patrons. This dish is a marinated chicken thigh in coconut milk seasoned with exotic spices and grilled over for a succulent and tasty finish. It is indeed one of their sought after dishes that never fail to impress.

The Blue Ginger restaurant is primarily created to share the unique Peranakan culture to others by serving only the finest dishes that would bring the entire family together.

19 Mar 2013