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Author: Dresden Ling

Five Star Quality at Four Star Price Staycation at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore

The first thing you should know is that Hotel Jen is that adorable kid sister of the Shangri-La chain of hotels. And like every adorable kid sister, there’s something magical about this place. The concierge of Hotel Jen is sort of like the closet leading to Narnia. It’s simple, and sparsely decorated, with a couple of large armchairs, and a minimalistic concierge desk encased in aluminium and wood. To a casual passerby, it would have been so easy to overlook this gem that’s crammed in the middle of the Orchard Gateway stretch. But like the magical closet, the concierge is the merely the doorway to a...

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Mad Nest – #whatshegavetome

Awhile back I attended a cocktail party with a very interesting theme at Mad Nest, located at 378/380 East Coast Road. Titled “What She Gave To Me”, the event is a showcase of collaborations between florists and photographers, a commemoration and celebration of Mother Nature. As part of the party, we were treated to a charming assortment a variety of sushis and other finger foods. Although, being a fussy eater, I didn’t manage to find any of it to my liking. On the bright side, the cocktail that was served tasted delicious 🙂 Some of Mother Nature’s little darlings. These...

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IPTL at the National Indoor Stadium

Have you ever witnessed a group of people who really, really excel at what they’re doing? It’s an awe-inspiring experience. To know that these people have surpassed the hundreds of thousands, and emerged at the top is perhaps, and to watch them live in action. And I had the pleasure, courtesy of DBS Bank, to bear witness to these amazing sportsmen and women.   The International Premier Tennis League or IPTL, was held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium a couple of weeks ago. It’s a special tournament that’s the first of its kind – a city-based professional league played in four...

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Cat & the Fiddle Cheesecake at Geek Café

Christmas is approaching, and the year is coming to a close. And I always look out really hard for special treats and little surprises this time of the year. Well today for me, is cake day. Cheesecake day, that is. And here’s where I went for the perfect fix – Geek Café. First things first. Have you heard of Cat & the Fiddle? No? Well go slap yourself a little bit (I’m just kidding, don’t do that please). Because it is THE current trending cheesecake brand of the moment. Not a cheesecake fan? Tell me that after you’ve had a sample of these cheesecakes....

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A Backstage Tour with Mamma Mia

On stage. Bright, sparkling lights and beautiful costumes. Perfectly coiled hair with dazzling smiles, and stunning moves, twirling and prancing and beaming in time with the music. Captivated spectators, roaring applause ripping through the stage. Delight and wonder and magic and amazement. Break a leg, take a bow, be captivating and be stunning.   Backstage…. Wires and cables. Props of all sorts, scattered all over the place. Rows and rows of clothing and shoes and accessories. Prompts and time sheets and scores, and huge dusty crates and big black boxes. Ropes, and more cables and more wires, hanging from...

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