Visiting the Noryangjin Fish Market in Seoul is a highlight of any trip to Seoul. It is easy to get overwhelmed here, especially with so many vendors hawking an array of fresh live seafood, being a foreigner, and not speaking the local language. But here’s my Noryangjin fish market guide … Continue readingmore +
When my friend suggested that we go to the hot springs together I immediately asked “When can we go?”. Situated at the northernmost part of Taipei City, Beitou is an area famous for its hot springs and I’ve heard about it before. For some reason I had this false idea that … Continue readingmore +
I came across a Xiao Long Bao (XLB aka steamed soup dumplings) making class in Taipei, so I signed up to a weekend afternoon DIY class at Dian Shui Lou 點水樓 with family and friends.more +
Not at all familiar with Seoul, I picked Gangnam Artnouveau City II – a service apartment-type accommodation in Gangnam district for my recent trip to Seoul. Getting there from Incheon Airport: Rode the airport limousine bus number 6009 from the arrival hall. The ride cost 15000 KWN and took approximately 45mins. … Continue readingmore +
My first visit ever to the continent of Australia brought me to the city of Gold Coast last month! I had never been to that part of the world before, considering it is purrty far from North America – though not quite as far from Singapore. I’ve always found it amusing … Continue readingmore +
I am in Taipei this month; was here last month and back again after briefly going home to clean my apartment and do laundry (j/k). While my trip this time has unexpectedly deviated from its original objective, as one day bleeds into the next, I am freely detaching myself from the … Continue readingmore +
I blame my recent getaway to Penang, over National Day holiday weekend, for the horrid weight gain that I’m suffering from these days. Then again, Penang is renowned for its affordable, accessible and delicious street food. Even though my appetite wasn’t so good during the time I was there, somehow … Continue readingmore +
Bangkok is a fashion-forward city known for its trendy high street fashion and bargains. I’ve been to Bangkok over a handful of times now and it is one of my favourite destinations to visit in Southeast Asia. There’s an undeniably strong stylistic energy there that I find so exciting and … Continue readingmore +
I arrived at Saigon, the ancient capital city of Southern Vietnam, welcomed by an afternoon downpour. Looking out the windows of the Merc that has been sent to pick me up from the airport, I saw motorcyclists clad in rain ponchos zipping by in this monsoon season. My ride from the airport took approximately … Continue readingmore +
I am a hopeless boutique hotel junkie! That should not come as a surprise to you since I am an artsy hipster type who’s a purveyor of chic living. Boutique hotels with carefully curated interior decor items and integrated visual branding get me totally weak in the knees. Every corner … Continue readingmore +
“A novel is a work of poetry. In order to write it, one must have tranquility of spirit and
of impression” said Fyodor Dostoevsky.
We were delighted to be presented with the opportunity to interview an inspiring individual in the world of perfumes: Mr. Jan Ewoud Vos. He is the founder and creative director for PureDistance, an artisanal perfumery from The Netherlands. Drawing inspirations from art, to music, movie and postmodernism, his insights span beyond fragrances and the perfumery business. Through our interview, we got a glimpse of his philosophy – of quality over quantity, and why less is better than more.
To celebrate AccorHotels’ inaugural Food & Wine Festival across its 40 restaurants and bars from 4–12 November, participating hotels will showcase a special set menu exclusive to the nine-day festival. If you’ve been meaning to dine at some of these esteemed hotel dining rooms or enjoy some tasty tipples at hotel bars, don’t miss this opportunity and secure your reservations ASAP.
Offered only during the festival period, a set menu comprises a 3-course meal (tasting/buffet for one course) AND a glass of wine for dinner. The set menu prices will whet your appetites already: lunch set menus are priced at $15++, $27++, and $47++ while dinner set menus are priced at $27++, $47++, and $67++.
Mark your calendar from 4-12 November for AccorHotels Food & Wine Festival Singapore 2017! This nine-day celebration of taste spans across 40 restaurants and bars serving a great range of cuisines and drinks, plus delicious activities and fun masterclasses to participate in throughout this inaugural festival.
AccorHotels is the largest hotel operator in Singapore with a full brand portfolio from ultra luxury to economy, making this festival a magnificent showcase of AccorHotels’ diverse dining options and leading culinary experts. AccorHotels network includes some of Singapore’s most esteemed hotel dining rooms across the city’s most impressive collection of properties including Raffles, Fairmont Singapore, SO Sofitel Singapore, Sofitel Singapore City Centre (opening Oct), Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, Swissôtel Stamford Singapore, Swissôtel Merchant Court, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, Novotel on Stevens (opening Oct), Mercure Singapore Bugis, ibis Styles on MacPherson, ibis Bencoolen and ibis Novena.
So as you can imagine, there has never been a festival of this grand scale that speaks to the passion Singaporeans have for food. One key highlight of the festival is the never-before access to participate in exclusive activities with Singapore’s F&B superstars across the city. Learn a few kitchen secrets from the best chefs, enjoy an interactive cooking session as a family, participate in beverage masterclasses, or spend an evening indulging in a champagne pairing dinner – with twenty different events, masterclasses and special activities lined up, you’ll be spoilt for choices. Without further ado, here’s the full guide of activities not to be missed during AccorHotels’ Food & Wine Festival.