The Art of Planning Your Wedding

For others, planning a wedding is stressful but there are some that find it joyful. Your wedding moments should last. If you want to make an impression during your wedding, the best way to do it is by using impressive décor and wearing stunning wedding gowns. You deserve a grand wedding. If you can afford it, you should have the best wedding in town. No one can deprive you of that. A grand wedding is not easy but if you get the right people, your wedding will be a blast. The first thing that you should do is look for a wedding planner.

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There are many wedding planners here in Singapore. If you do not know where to look for one, you can ask your friends and other relatives if they know someone. It is necessary that your wedding planner who will be planning the perfect wedding singapore understands what you like so she can put it in practice. If you have the wedding planners, it doesn’t mean that you will not do anything. You have to take part in the process if you do not want your wedding to be a disaster. You should expect the following things:

Ocular inspection

If your wedding planners managed to find a place, you should go with them when they conduct ocular or site inspection. This is important so you will know what your reception would look like. If you like the place, you should book it right away but if you don’t, you can ask your planners to look for more places. This is not a problem since Singapore has a lot of venues to offer.

Cake and food tasting

You should go with your planners when you consider cake and food tasting. If you find the menu entrees and the desserts delectable, you should pursue it. If you find a beautiful cake, you should have it. Your wedding planners will do the rest of the job like talk to the person in charge and arrange everything.

Fitting Your Wedding Gowns

For soon-to-be brides, fitting their wedding gowns at wedding events can be exciting. This is not a problem too because there are many couture here in Singapore that can provide the best wedding gowns and suits. Enjoy the process and make sure everything fits well.

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Bridal shower

If your wedding planner arranged for a bridal shower, you should go and have fun.

Rehearsal dinner

Before the actual wedding, you can have a rehearsal dinner where all the people who will have a special role in the wedding will attend. The rehearsal dinner is important because these people will be oriented with what they will do on the actual day. It is more of a practice.

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Honeymoon

After the wedding, you have the honeymoon to look forward to. If you want your wedding planners to surprise you, you can leave the honeymoon planning to them but if you have a specific place in mind you want to go to, share your thoughts with your planners and have them arrange your stay there.

Wedding only comes but once. Well, there are people who got married many times already but if you are true to your vows, one wedding will last a lifetime. You deserve a grand wedding if you want one. But if in this case you are a little tight of the budget, it doesn’t mean a wedding cannot happen. You can have a simple and practical wedding if that is what you prefer. Your close friends and relatives will understand your choice. The important thing here is the wedding ceremony not the reception, the catering and the honeymoon.

Congratulations and best wishes!

Singapore Armed Forces Open House

The SAF (Singapore Armed Forces) wants the locals to know about the significance of defence and national security in the country. This objective paved way to the organizing of various events related to defence and national security. The SAF hopes to raise the level of awareness of the locals about the operation and the basics of armed forces.

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Due to the public’s interest, the SAF have prepared different activities that everyone can take part in. Anyone interested about the operations of our armed forces are invited to attend the following:

  • Open Houses – Open houses are scheduled so that the public can view the dwelling place of the men in our Army, Navy and Air Force. Visitors may come anytime they like.
  • Rides – The SAF also organizes rides, which is popular for the locals. Locals can enjoy the ride on SAF’s military ships. This ride is for citizens and PRs (Permanent Residents) only. This is the perfect way to get the feel of being in the service.
  • Tours – During weekdays, students, employees, servicemen and leaders can book a group tour. Here, they will be introduced to different aspects of the armed forces. The tour takes place on specific open houses.

Armed forces are crucial in every country. Without it, we will remain vulnerable and prone to attack. Though the world now despises war, it is still important that we train our armed forces so that if we are ever attacked, we will be ready. By participating in these activities, the public will gain knowledge on how our country protects itself.

Lucrative Food Business

Mr. Harry Ang tried his luck in Vietnam. He established a restaurant that specializes in Singaporean cuisines in Vietnam. To date, he has at least ten restaurants scattered around the country. Aside from thinking of the profits, he established the food business because he missed Singapore. He found out that food business in Vietnam was lucrative so he tried his luck. The success can be attributed to the delicious and delectable flavours of Singapore. The ingredients are from Singapore so it is literally a taste of Singapore.

He brought a part of Singapore in Vietnam. He offers the following cuisines in his restaurants:

Char Kway Teow

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Singaporeans are fond of Char Kway Teow. It is a popular dish here in Singapore. There are many people who consider this dish their national dish. Char Kway Teow is a mixture of rice noodles,  soy sauce, cucumber, shrimp paste, sausages and other vegetables.

Chilli Crab

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Chilli Crab is a must have when you are in Singapore. The dish is composed of a crab of course and a tasty sauce. You can eat it with or without rice.

Hainanese Chicken Rice

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Hainanese Chicken Rice is a favourite of many Singaporeans and other tourists. The dish is prepared by steaming a chicken with herbs and spices.  It is then served with rice, soy sauce, side dishes and chicken soup.

Bak Kut Teh

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Bak Kut Teh is also unique in Singapore. It is prepared by boiling pork ribs in broth. It is then served with bean curds, noodles, rice and the like.

Singaporean cuisine is exciting because it is comprised of many cultures. No doubt Vietnamese are fond of Singaporean cuisine. Kudos to Mr. Ang for bringing Singaporean dishes to Vietnam.

Singapore’s Film Industry

Film enthusiasts are well provided here in Singapore. You can choose from international blockbuster films to indie and local films. There are a lot of places that you can book but if you want the best movie experience, you can start by considering one or all of the following:

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Sinema Old School

Sinema Old School is nestled in Mount Sophia. The location offers a cinematic experience like no other. The place is relatively new but many people who enjoy indie films gather here to watch it. The Sinema supports indie film industry and not so famous film makers. It has 136 luxurious couches with world class sound systems and projection. You can visit their website at Sinema.sg.

The Picture House

The Picture House is nestled in The Cathay (level 5 and 6). The place exclusively showcases first runs of the newest films. Aside from that, they also showcase independent films from master directors and new film makers. They also provide screening of musicals and documentaries. You can visit their website at ThePictureHouse.com.sg.

Gold Class Experience

Gold Class Experience has branches in Kim Seng Promenade, East Coast Road and and Harbourfront Walk. Enjoy a world-class entertainment and treatment. Movie goers will surely enjoy the luxurious recliner seats, private lounges and the concierge style of doing service. It is truly a sophisticated cinematic experience.

There is nothing wrong if you like to watch international blockbusters but never forget to support local movies. If you want to support it, you can join The Singapore International Film Festival where local films are promoted and showcased.

The Family That Sticks Together Grows Old Together

Family is the central unit of the society. Some people beg to disagree but to governments, it is a crucial part in the development of nation. The family should not be neglected because it is where everything begins. It is important to think of ways to promote togetherness of the family. The family should be strengthened.

In this case, the government of Singapore is doing its best to think and implement programs that can facilitate togetherness and strengthening of family ties. The National Family Council is in charge for carrying out this task. The council organized events or programs for the family which includes the following:

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Celebration of Family Day

Last April 28, 2013, Singapore celebrated the Family Day which was held at the Universal Studios. Thousands of families come together to enjoy the merriment. The activity was a success because families participated to games, activities and other programs. Singaporeans should expect more in the future.

100% Family Roadshow @ JCube

The 100% Family Roadshows seek to engage the family through projects. Projects are funded by Project Superglue-National Family Council. Projects like photo exhibits, multimedia presentations and other artwork displays are available. This event will take place on May 24 to May 26, 2013. The event will be held at JCube (2 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore) from 10:00 am to 10:00pm.

Entrance fees

Museums, centres, theme parks and other outdoor activities are imposing admission charges but if you bring your family with you, you can get great deals. The family will surely enjoy every moment of it.

Indeed the family that sticks together grows old together. Enjoy your family while it is there. Spend time with them and you will feel lighter and happier.

Witness the Merchants of Bollywood

Bollywood is slowly making its way to the mainstream. Bollywood is now famous not only in India but the entire world. In line with this, the celebrated The Merchants of Bollywood revisit Singapore. The show was a hit last 2010. Singaporeans are excited and ready for the second round. This is a theatrical dance that features life in general which includes romance.

The sparkle, colours and vibrancy will surely stimulate Singaporeans and other audiences. The Merchants of Bollywood will tease the minds and eyes of audiences with their extravagant costumes. The excellence of the show is unquestionable because of its producers, writers, directors and actors. What are you waiting for? Book a seat or two and you will never regret it. Here are some details that can help you:

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When: You should pick the date. There are showings from November 5 to 10, 2013. In detail, there is a showing on November 5 (7:30pm), November 6 (7:30pm), November 7 (7:30pm), November 8 (7:30pm), November 9 (2pm and 7:30pm) and November 10 (2:00pm and 7:30pm).

Where: Don’t forget that the venue will be in Marina Bay Sands-Grand Theater, 10 Bayfront Avenue.

Restrictions: The good news is that all people can see and enjoy the showings. You can bring your kids and elders. They will surely appreciate it.

Ticket: Ticket prices vary depending on the seat. For VIP seats, it will cost you S$165.00, VIP Box of 4 seats will cost you S$660.00, A Reserve costs S$135.00, B Reserve costs S$95.00, C Reserve costs S$65.00 and D Reserve costs S$45.00.

The show is worth your money so don’t hesitate to relax, enjoy and indulge. If you bring your family with you, it will be a good bonding moment. Book early so you can get the best seats.

Plastic Surgery: Pros and Cons

Plastic surgery not only corrects one’s “imperfection” but it can also rehabilitate the body’s function. Plastic surgery generally involves the modification of physical appearance. Many people consider plastic surgery for various reasons but before that, you should first evaluate if you really want it because it can cause serious consequences in the future. You can start your evaluation by reading this:

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Pros

Plastic surgeries are considered by people who feel they lack something. If it is the desired outcome, it can increase or boost the self confidence of the person. Aside from that, plastic surgeries are capable of bringing out positive health benefits. For example, nose lifts can help the person breathe better and breast reductions can help women with chronic back aches.

Cons

Procedures can bring risks. If you are planning for an intensive “enhancement”, chances are skin and tissues will be removed not to mention massive blood loss. If it is not carefully considered, a person may die. Aside from that, it can be very painful and it can damage the nerves. Patients may also encounter psychological implications.

After the evaluation, you have to think of the cost. Plastic or cosmetic surgeries are quite expensive but that depends on the procedure. If you are really determined, no amount can stop you. The next thing that you need to do is to look for the clinic that can perform the task well. The good news is that in Singapore, there are a number of clinics that offer the best service and result. You don’t need to worry because plastic surgeries in Singapore are one of the best because of their pool of experts and state of the art medical technologies.

Singapore Theatre Scene

You don’t need to go to Broadway in America just to enjoy the performances and shows because you can have it here in Singapore. Singapore is considered Asia’s Broadway. Singapore Theatre scene is abundant with a wide range of performances or shows from the classics to modern, international Broadway hits and local plays.

There are many theatre groups in Singapore from different cultures (Indians, Malay and Chinese). If you want to catch one of their performances, you should consider:

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Bangsawan

Bangsawan is a Malay opera. This form of opera is uncommon across the Asian region these days. The performances are based on the depiction of typical tales of deceit and love. Moreover, Bangsawan plots are inspired by children’s stories like Sang Nila Utama, Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah. The performances can only be enjoyed on broadcasted variety shows carried out by Sri Warisan dance troupe. .

W!ld Rice

W!ld Rice is considered as the leader of theatre companies here in Singapore. W!ld Rice is divided into 3 categories- Outreach, Education and Ch!ll Pad!. If you want to visit the place, you can head to Kerbau Road.

Wayang

Wayang is a Chinese opera. The performances are founded on popular Chinese myths, classics, philosophy and culture. The opera stresses on virtues like patriotism, loyalty and love. Here in Singapore, the performance of Wayang are seen during celebrations of Hungry Ghost Festival and Chinese New Year. The opera employs instruments like drums, cymbals and erhu together with vibrant and bizarre costumes and make ups to mesmerize audiences.

It is essential that you understand and appreciate theatre performances. There are many performances in store for you.

What the Changi Airport Has to Offer

Singapore sure takes care of its airline passengers, as evidenced by the Changi Airport, which has become one of the best in the world. If you’re waiting for your flight, you won’t have an idle time if you’re at this airport because of all its cool, new features. So if you are in the area, just enjoy the place while waiting for your next flight. What makes the airport extraordinaire? Here’s a look:

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Tropical Gardens

There are five different gardens throughout the airport. Terminal 1 showcases a cacti garden, Terminal 2 features orchids and sunflowers, and Terminal 3 has a butterfly garden.

Cinemas

If you want to catch up the latest blockbuster movies, you can go to Terminals 2 and 3 cinemas. They screen movies for 24 hours a day. It is always open and it is free.

Fish Spa and Reflexology

If you want a massage, Terminal 1 offers that kind of service. They also have fish spas, where you can dip your feet in a pool full of fingerlings.

Pool and Bar

If you want to swim, then you can at the airport’s Balinese-themed rooftop pool. If you are not a guest at Changi’s Ambassador Transit Hotel, you can simply pay $13.91 to enjoy a dip.

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Arcade and Music Booths

You can also play video games while waiting for you flight. You can use their Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 without paying anything. If you want to listen to music, Terminal 2 provides music corners.

Chocolate Café

If you have a yearning for cocoa, simply visit the Guylian Belgium Chocolate Cafe. They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Aviation Gallery

The Aviation Gallery in Terminal 2 allows people to take a look at the airport’s everyday operation. The gallery presents over 600 miniature aircrafts hanging from the ceiling.

Showers

Experience tropical rain showers at the Rainforest Lounge or at the Ambassador Transit Lounge. The entrance fee is only S$8.56 inclusive of toiletries.

Support Your Kids Through EC Activities

Children should be stimulated so that their minds expand. There are many things that you can do to activate your child’s mind. Of course you should send them to school where they learn the fundamentals like reading, counting and analysis. But aside from that, you should also encourage them to participate in extra-curricular activities that will enrich their minds further.

Extracurricular activities come in different forms. The important thing here is you support their interests. They will surely perform better knowing that you are there to support them. Here are some extracurricular activities that your kids can consider:

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Drama Clubs

If your children enjoy being the center of attention and have a flair for acting, then have them join a drama club where they can develop their talents. This is also a great way for kids to socialize.

Sports Clubs

Have energetic tykes? Then enrol them to a sports club where their energies can be channelled to games that will better develop their speed, strength, stamina, as well as their sportsmanship and discipline.

Music Clubs

If your kid wants to show their emotions through music, you should motivate them. Whether they sings or plays instruments, this artistic talent should not be wasted.

Adventure Clubs

If your children are interested in any adventure related activities, don’t hold them back as that is part of discovering oneself. You might also be interested about Children’s Season 2013 Island Adventures. This will happen from May 18 to July 21, 2013 (every 6:00pm) at the National Museum of Singapore. Admission is free and you can come along with your kids.

There you go. If you want your kids to be happy, confident and strong, you should let them grow. The above mentioned activities can serve as their avenue for determining what they want to do in the near future.

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