How To Write A Song About Love

It often happens that you love a person so much you
cannot even explain it with words. In such a case, a song comes to help. Even
if you are not a musician, writing about such an unconditional feeling will be
easy for you, provided your emotions are genuine. And using our instructions,
writing a song to tell somebody you are in love with them will be even easier.

  • Text Creation

Tell everything you
feel about your love
. Before turning your feelings into verse and music, you will want to
express yourself without limitation of rhyme and rhythm. To do this, describe
the person you love, what you feel about it, and how you are together.

You can describe physical features, including how they
look, move, what they are like – everything that describes their physical side.

Also, describe the
emotional features.
This person is brave, frank, or perhaps silent and thoughtful. Write
down everything that describes personal traits.

Writing a song is a
perfect gift! Especially when you met a girl at or other dating
site, and it will be your first meeting in real life. Because girls value such presents more than
material things.

  • Add the metaphors

That’s where your creative abilities turn out.
Decorate your love story by describing it very fancifully. For example, in
particular, you a person because she/he has a nice smell, which is cute but not
a winning direction in writing the song! Instead, you can write that they are
like a flower field in a warm, fragrant night.

Work with all your writing, adding as many metaphors
as you can. Some of them may turn out to be refined masterpieces. At this
stage, the goal is simply to find out what you can say about your love.

  • Find your style

Once you have finished the story and got a clear idea
of ​​both the object of passion and how to describe them, you can begin to
understand what your song will be like. To give poetry a certain shape, create
a common image for the whole text.

Using the above example, you can take the garden as a
general image. You already have flowers there. You can use bees, butterflies,
or other elements of the garden to write the lyrics.

  • Find the rhyme

First, you should create a list you want to implement
into your song, choosing from those that are in the style you will use. For the
words within the created image frame, use the dictionary and find the best word
to rhyme.

If you find it hard to rhyme your thoughts, try
expressing them in the form of a free rhyme, but in this case, strictly follow
the rhythm. Otherwise, your song will be not melodic but deprived of any sense.
A white verse sounds like a monolog and can be really intimate; it touches the
heart if written sincerely. In this case, there will be more room for
creativity too.

  • Identify the main line of your song

Now that you already have a notion of how you are
going to make out the nature of your love, determine what you want to say and
how you want to say it. The standard format of songs about love is a verse, a
couplet, a chorus, a couplet, a chorus.

Each verse says something new about the subject of
your love, and the chorus connects it all together. Make an outline of what you
would like to write in each part.

For example, in the first verse, you can tell how you
see your love, in the second verse, show what you feel about the person you are
writing to, and in the third – how you see your common future.

In the chorus, you can write the next: try switching
everything into the garden where your love grows or sing that all these things
turn into nothing outside the garden of your imagination. All this can be
developed from the story you created! Think about the concept and make your
song deep in meaning.

  • The music for the text

Before putting words into music, you have to define
the main line of the melody. In the process of writing, it will occur many
times spontaneously. If so, consider yoursef lucky! However, there will be
moments when the muse will leave you, and you will have to create a melody

Turn on the recording
. Using poems
as a measure of the tact; sing melodies that come to mind. If you want, you can
use the already written text, or you can do as many artists – sing meaningless sounds,
just to get an idea of ​​the melodies.

Listen to what you have
. Take a paper
and a pen, sit down, and listen to what you recorded. Some moments can excite
you, and some seem boring. Pay attention to those that are the catchiest and
use them to develop the melody.

When composing music, play it on your guitar or piano.
If you, like many, do not have a trained voice, playing your melody on a guitar
or piano will greatly help you focus on the song. And if you are just an
amateur, use a computer program or an app for writing music.

  • Add the euphony

When creating a melody, you meant the harmony that you
would use. You can also start with a harmonious structure and develop a melody
based on chords and not vice versa. You can even create text after you have
created a musical foundation. For some, this approach is easier. If one way
does not work for you, try the other one.

  • Connect everything and add final touches

When you already have the words, melody, and harmony, practice
as many times as possible! Using a special device or app on your phone, record
a few variations of your song and get back to them later with a fresh mind. On
the next day, listen to everything you recorded, select the best parts of each record,
and use them to improve the final song.

Repeat this process until you are satisfied with the
sound of your masterpiece. When you’re done, go to your love and sing your

  • Final advice

– Do not be afraid to tell you what you really feel.

– Write what you really feel to the person.

– Make sure the song goes out of your heart when you
write and sing.

– Even if it’s love, or you’re already in a
relationship with this person, so do not be afraid to open your feelings.

– The more you write, the better it will go.

– Think about how you treat this person so that the
song sounds better.

– Put emotions in your verses and make them sincere.

– Have fun and do not let the side distractions become
an obstacle to your creativity.

– Do not overuse the word “love!” Try to
tell about your feelings without words such as “love,” “bunny,”
and other banal phrases.

– Power Tab, Guitar Pro, GarageBand, and other music
recording programs are great for writing songs.

Chivas To Celebrate Man-U vs Inter Milan ICC 2019 Match With Fans

One of the biggest news in town for soccer enthusiasts this week is definitely the International Champions Cup (ICC) happening on the 20th and 21st of July.

For non soccer fans, here are some background – this Saturday, Singapore will host two of the world’s largest football clubs, Manchester United and Inter Milan.

In conjunction with that, fans of premium blended whisky and Manchester United will be hosted a special Chivas Party at one of the Singapore’s premium music clubs, where guests will be treated to a special meet-and-greet with selected first team players as well as Manchester United Ambassador, Denis Irwin.

“We are excited to present to our Asian football fans the football extravagance from Chivas with the ICC 2019 Tournament showcasing one of the world’s greatest football teams, Manchester United. The collaboration between Chivas and Manchester United reinforces the collective belief that great things can be achieved when we come together – blended is better – in life, football and Scotch,” Janelle Tong, Marketing Director for Pernod Ricard Singapore commented.

“From balancing the perfect blend of malt and grain whiskies that go into our Scotch, to using the perfect combination of players’ on the pitch.. We look forward to using our spirit to help showcase the spirit of the Club and its fans in the Asian region,” added Janelle.

On top of the meet and greet, Chivas guests can also anticipate an exciting exclusive after-match party, lined-up at Singapore’ renowned music club.

Party-goers can expect a unique experience featuring a dazzling 3D light showcase, a delectable treat of unique Chivas cocktails, and dance to non-stop to the beats of a renowned DJ to celebrate the special occasion.

The Westin Singapore Offers A New Staycation Package That You Should Probably Not Miss

Westin Hotel Lobby

One of the common things that Singaporeans love to do is undeniably a staycation – as it is the closest thing to a vacation without burning through their wallet by going overseas.

While there are many options for a staycation, here is one from The Westin Singapore that couples should seriously consider for the value it offers.

The Westin Singapore recently introduced two new experiences for Singaporeans looking for a staycation.

First, Westin’s new “Singapore Fling” staycation package, targetted at couples, features a two-night or three-night stay with the following:

  • Package includes daily breakfast for two at Seasonal Tastes, Westin’s all-day dining restaurant.
  • Guests will also get to enjoy two Singapore Sling cocktail or mocktail at the Lobby Lounge, overlooking stunning harbor views.
  • The three-night stay package includes access to Westin Club Lounge for up to two adults.
  • Access to Westin’s outdoor infinity pool
  • Access to Westin’s Fitness Studio

The 2-night stay in a Deluxe Room starts from SGD588++ while the 3-night stay starts from SGD888++.

Here’s a look at some of the photos of Westin Singapore:

Westin Hotel Lobby
Westin Hotel Lobby

Infinity Pool

Bath Tub in the deluxe suite

Deluxe Room

The staycation package entitles you to the Westin’s Deluxe Room, an absolute comfort for value seekers, which comes with a bathtub overseeing the Marina bay area, a sight to behold.

The second experience, while not exactly a staycation, is also something exciting for couples looking for new date ideas.

With the new “Saturdates” package by THe Westin Singapore, you get to take your date to Cook & Brew, located on Level 33 of the hotel. This unique dining venue features raw wooden floors and the perfect contemporary setting for guests to indulge in their dinner against magnificent views of Marina Bay.

What’s also interesting about the “Saturdates” package by The Westin Singapore is that, there will be a “Conversation Card” prepared for you, if you do need that extra talking point with your date, and she will also receive a special gift courtesy of Westin Singapore.

Saturdates at Cook & Brew is available every every Saturday, 6PM, 7PM, 8PM at $98++ per couple.

You can find out more about both the new experiences by Westin here.

Have fun and do share with us your experiences at Westin, one which comes highly recommended by our team.

For room reservation, please call 65.6922.6922 or email [email protected]

10 New Bubble Tea Options In Singapore That Are Not Gong Cha Or Koi

If there’s anything that 2018 gave us, it was a slew of new bubble tea brands – not that we’re complaining.

Over the years, we’ve seen bubble tea stores come and go – from the good ol’ days of Sweet Talk to big name chains like Gong Cha, Koi and LiHo conquering the BBT game. But in recent months, many new bubble tea kiosks have been springing up, giving those long standing favourites a run for their money.

If you’re looking for to switch up your go to order, here are 10 new bubble tea brands you should totally hunt down in 2019.

1. Ten Ren Tea

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For those of you who are unfamiliar, Ten Ren Tea was established in 1953 and is THE leading tea retailer in Taiwan. That’s not all, they have over 2000 outlets in Australia, Japan, Canada, Malaysia, and North America.

The 800-square feet store at ChinaTown Point offers bubble tea, traditional tea drinks, as well as tea leaves, snacks and tea ware.

Ten Ren Tea puts a spin on our traditional teas with our love for bubble, sourcing quality tea leaves from the mountains of Taiwan. A must-try here is its signature 913 King’s Oolong Tea Latte ($3.50 for medium, $4.90 for large). Another popular pick is the Taro Green Tea Latte ($4.70 for medium, $6.50 for large).

Ten Ren Tea
Address: Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Rd, #01-07, Singapore 059413
Opening Hours: Daily: 10am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6593 4333

2. TP Tea

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Bless the bubble tea gods as TP Tea is considered Singapore’s first 24hrs Taiwanese Bubble Tea shop – which means they’re open to satisfy your 3am cravings. They’re also Halal-certified which provides a peace-of-mind to Muslim customers.

The bestseller at TP Tea includes the Tie Guan Yin Tea Latte ($4.60) which uses premium tea leaves from Taiwan and Pearl Black Tea Latte with Red Bean ($5.30). The star on the menu is also the Pearl Milk Tea Soft Serve Ice Cream ($3.60) which comes topped with sweet, chewy QQ Pearls made fresh every 3 hours.

TP Tea Changi Airport
Address: Level 2 (Departure Hall) Changi Airport Terminal, 260 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819643
Opening Hours: 24 hours, daily

TP Tea Suntec City
Address: Suntec City, #01-312, 3 Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, daily

3. Hollin

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Gone are the days of basic black pearls. Hollin, which in Hokkien means “Good to drink”, specialises in freshly made pearls.

Other than the Honey White Pearl which is a fixed flavour, you can expect daily rotating pearl flavours with the likes of Cocoa, Matcha and Coconut. So if you happen to be craving for a particular flavour, you have to head down on the day itself or you’ll end up waiting for another week for your bubble tea fix. Pearls are priced at an additional $0.70 for both Medium and Large cups.

A must-try is their signature Matcha Latte ($4.20) which has a subtle bitterness from the matcha powder. You can also get the Hollin Black Tea Latte ($3.20 medium, $4.20 large) has a strong floral flavour from the roasted tea leaves.

Address: Blk 190 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #01-538, Singapore 310190
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm, daily
Contact No.:
6252 2456


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Touted as the OG creator of cheese teas, the highly-raved Chinese tea connoisseur finally made its way to Singapore back in November.

We recommend getting the King Fone ($5.50) which uses premium Oolong tea leaves that have been smoked to bring out the strong fragrance of the tea. The saltiness from the cheese foam gives the brew a savoury kick with every sip.

HEYTEA will be opening their second outlet at Clarke Quay and adding alcoholic bubble tea creations to the menu.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-29, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm, daily

5. Answer Tea

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Have a question you don’t have an answer to? Answer Tea may be able to help you out. Simply write your questions on the cup holder and order a drink from their Macchiato Series (from $4.30) and you’ll get your answer printed on the surface of your macchiato froth with edible ink.

If you need a drink for the ‘gram, we highly recommend the Lemon Butterfly Milk Tea with Black Pearl (from $4.20) which has a gorgeous blue hue derived from butterfly pea flowers.

Answer Tea
Address: Dhoby Ghaut MRT, B2, Singapore 238826
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, daily
Contact No.: 9117 1277

6. MuYoo

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As if we don’t have enough options already, here’s another newcomer to the cheese tea scene: MuYoo. Launched by a Singaporean duo, the brand claims to have a healthier version of cheese tea compared to everyone else.

Its signature “Cheese Cloud,” is whipped up with a mixture of “naturally derived milk powder” from New Zealand, cheese powder from Holland, and sea salt from Bolivia. This is what makes their cheese tea different, since the other brands usually use creamer, which is full of trans fat and artificial flavouring.

You can get that “Cheese Cloud” as an add-on to standard cold-brewed teas like Roasted Oolong ($3.50-$3.90) and Lapsang Souchong ($3.90-$4.50).

Address: 252 North Bridge Road #B1-67 Raffles City Shopping Centre Singapore 179103 (City Hall MRT)
Opening Hours:
10am – 10pm, daily

Address: Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Road, #01-94 (Bedok MRT)
Opening Hours:
9am – 11pm, daily

7. Tiger Sugar

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Those who have had a sip of this drink have claimed that the hype is very real, dubbing it as the most popular milk tea in Taipei.

Since its opening late last year, Tiger Sugar has been getting all the hype from hard core milk tea lovers in Taipei. They got their name from the ‘tiger stripes’ it forms when the caramalised syrup mixes with the thick milk tea mixture.

Many have praised their Brown Sugar Fresh Milk for its undiluted taste, a mistake often made by most bubble tea stores who scrimp on flavour affecting the overall taste and experience of milk tea addicts.

Tiger Sugar – Capitol Singapore
Capitol Singapore #B2-32, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Opening Hours:
11am – 10pm, daily

Tiger Sugar – Chinatown Point
133 New Bridge Road #B1-42 Singapore 059413
Opening Hours:
11am – 10pm, daily

8. Bobii Frutii

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Brought over from Taiwan by local actor, Nat Ho, Bobii Frutii puts a spin on bubble tea with colourful drinks and quirky drink names.

Known for its colourful pearls, Bobbii Frutii have since attracted crowds to both their outlets at Clementi Mall and Suntec City due to its distinct coloured and “Instagram-worthy” layers. Each drink is made using milk, tea, colourful pearls with no artificial flavouring, man-made essences, preservatives and creamer.

The menu features a total of 37 drinks divided into 5 categories – Tea Au Lait, Ice Blended, Matcha, Fruit Tea and Cheese Tea (exclusive to Singapore). The pearls come in 3 different flavours – Original, Butterfly Pea and Brown Sugar and are made made in Taiwan and air flown to Singapore to ensure freshness and consistency.

Get the signature Mermaid’s Tears, which a blend of Butterfly Pea extract, Mango Juice with honey, yogurt and butterfly bobii.

Bobii Frutii The Clementi Mall
Address: 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, The Clementi Mall, #04-K4, Singapore 129588
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm daily

Bobii Frutii Suntec City
Address: 3 Temasek Blvd, #02-376, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm daily

9. Bober Tea

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A new contender to the ever-expanding bubble tea scene is Bober Tea. Situated right outside Bishan MRT, Bober Tea serves unique concoctions using premium ingredients. What makes them stand out amongst the other bubble tea joints is their strict philosophy of serving beverages that take on the pure authentic flavours of the ingredients used as well as their emphasis on keeping their drinks as healthy as possible.

Bober Tea seems to be very popular for their Brown Sugar Boba Milk Cap Fresh Milk, the drink that has been in trend as of late. If you’re a huge match fan, then you’ll love the Uji Matcha Latte – made using pure matcha powder and fresh milk.

Other creative blends from by Bober Tea includes the Hokkaido Milk Cap Green Tea, Matcha Strawberry Latte and Black Glutinous Rice Milk Tea.

Bober Tea
Address: 200 Bishan Road, #01-01, Singapore 579827
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm daily

10. R&B Tea

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R&B Tea provides the perfect blend for those with a sweet tooth.

The Brown Sugar Boba Milk is a must try for everyone as the pearls are soaked in brown sugar and slow cooked for a full 3 hours. And if that isn’t enough sugar for you, get the Brown Sugar Boba Milk With Cheese Brulee which is only available at their Marina Bay Sands outlet.

R&B Tea
Address: Find your nearest outlet here

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Getting Hitched? Here Are 10 S’pore Wedding Videographers To Capture Your Special Day

Many folks who’ve gotten married can attest that nabbing a fantastic wedding videographer in Singapore is almost as important – if not on equal footing – as the photographer for the big day.

After guests head home following fond goodbyes, and you’ve hung up your lavish outfits and sparkly heels, there’s nothing quite like reliving through the special start of your new chapter together through a glorious, perfectly-summarised video.

Beyond your wedding photos, videos are a great way to capture the best moments of your wedding – from your proposal, pre-wedding shoot to the actual wedding banquet itself.

Often, you’ll find yourself marvelling at moments you’ve missed or glossed over during the rush of it all – from the look of joy on your parent’s faces to the look of sheer happiness when you and your partner first set eyes on each other as you’re walking down the aisle.

While there are plenty of recommendations for wedding photographers, who do you turn to for wedding films you can look back on in years to come? Below is our list of 10 noteworthy wedding videographers you must know. Who knows, you might just find a videographer with works that resonates with your heart and style.

1. Fresh from Kenneth

Keeping his natural editing style, FreshfromKenneth‘s works reflect the moment as they were captured. Adding a personal touch, his style is unique in the industry and ideal for couples looking to remember moments rich in natural emotion.

Raw and unscripted, each piece crafted by Kenneth is one of a kind and tailored to the personalities of each couple. There is no “template” or “standard video” when it comes to his work as nothing is staged or “rehearsed”. All you have to do is to go on about your day and Kenneth will create a masterpiece from that.

With his experience and exceptional eye for detail, each work will definitely touch the hearts of those who watch your film.

Fresh from Kenneth

2. Redtape Projects

Started in 2012, Redtape Projects consists of a group of friends with a hobby and passion for videography. They are not only a group of dedicated and passionate videographers but are also an artistic and fun wedding team that focuses their energy on building inspiring and breathtaking films.

Ensuring that each meeting is enjoyable and “lepak“, rest assured that your wants and needs will be met by the folks at Redtape Projects.

If you’re looking at straying away from the standard “commercial” wedding videos, Redtape produces refreshing films and tells your love story through its seamless editing and excellent choice of music.

With one simple objective at the end of the day – “We start as strangers but we end as friends” – you know you’ll definitely have fun working with them on your big day!

Redtape Projects

3. Twenty8picks

Established in 2010, Twenty8picks’ creative director Caleb cut his teeth for film while working as an editor in local television and has filmed over 200 weddings and events since delving into videography full time.

With an eye for quirky moments that reflect a couple’s relationship, Twenty8picks’ wedding videos have a natural, incandescent quality to them.


5. Highest Kite Weddings

For a cinematic wedding film, look no further than Highest Kite Weddings. Classic and timeless, the production team presents your love story through artfully-framed sequences and an exceptional treatment of colour that is visually captivating.

Our favourite work is definitely Deon and Sheila’s Pre-Wedding video, which tugs at heartstrings and captures the most intimate moments between the lovebirds.

With a clever mix of candid, romantic, and sentimental moments, their films are more than just a conventional wedding video.

Highest Kite Weddings

6. Freya Films

At Freyafilms, Jialiang (founder) does the work of a “memory machine”. He captures, preserves and delivers beautiful memories to the couple. Using an honest and dynamic approach, Freyafilms produce films that are elegant with an editorial edge.

With over 8 years of experience, his goal is to capture unnoticed moments, forgotten memories, unexpected perspectives and the unique personalities of each couple. Freyafilms stitches all these moments to artistically tell your stories in cinematic form.

Freyafilms niche lies in telling stories that are unique to each couple, accompanied by a down to earth service that is dedicated and personalised to the needs of each couple.

Freya Films
8. Winson Cinematography

Winson Cinematography believes that video and audio play equally important roles in telling a story that will tug at your heartstrings.

One of our favourite works is Lance and Sharon’s wedding which was edited with no music—only raw recordings from the wedding. It appears to have a pure, intimate and journal outcome to it. And we absolutely love the raw yet slightly produce look of it.

With an honest style of approaching every wedding, rest assured that they’ll produce a work of art that you will feel connected to and you will be compelled to proudly show to all your friends and loved ones.

Winson Cinematography
10. Sense Gallery

Your wedding day is filled with many dynamic and fleeting moments – from the laughter and cheers of your bridal party, the nervous exhilaration when your groom shares his vows, the gasp from the crowd when the bride appears at the aisle.

Sense Gallery specialises in capturing intimate moments of your wedding day. From happy tears to loving looks, each emotional moment will be captured for you to relive over and over again.

Supported by an extremely passionate crew and professional equipments, Sense Gallery wants to tape it all down for you, so you can keep your magical fairytale close to your heart.

Sense Gallery

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Last Minute Christmas Shopping At Orchard? Here Are The Cheapest Places To Park

Orchard Road is one area in Singapore where it’s notoriously expensive to park your car.

I’m sure we’ve all experienced the horror of arriving at the car park exit gantry, only to find that we’ve racked up over $10 in parking fees (true story). And that’s on top of all the money we’ve spent shopping.

Unless you have loads of things to carry, or are travelling with kids in tow, there’s just no justifying spending that kind of money on what is essentially a place to put your car while you run around doing your errands.

As someone who’s in town way too often, here are the cheapest places to park your car no matter where in town you need to go.

Cheapest Parking In Orchard: Weekdays Before 5/6pm

1. Far East Plaza [14 Scotts Road, S(228213)]

Mon – Fri: $1.07 for 1st hr, $1.07 for next subsequent 30min (before 5pm)

2. Plaza Singapura [68 Orchard Road, S(238839)]

Mon – Fri: $1.28 for 1st hr, $0.43 for next subsequent 15min (before 6pm)

3. Lucky Plaza [304 Orchard Road, S(238863)]

Mon – Fri: $1.93 for 1st hr, $1.28 for next subsequent 30min (before 5pm)

4. Atrium @ Orchard [60 Orchard Road, S(238889)]

Mon – Fri: $1.28 for first hour, $0.43 for subsequent 15 min (before 6pm)

5. The Cathay [2 Handy Road, S(229233)]

Mon – Fri: $1.40 per 30 minutes (8am to 9:59am), $1.40 per hour (10am to 5:59pm)

6. Orchard Central [181 Orchard Road, S(238896)]

Mon – Fri: $2.14 for 1st hr, $1.07 for next subsequent 30min (before 6pm)

7. *SCAPE [2 Orchard Link, S(237978)]

Mon – Fri: $2.05/hr (before 5pm)

8. The Centrepoint [176 Orchard Road, S(238843)]

Mon – Fri: $2.00 for 1st hr, $1.50 for next subsequent 30min (before 5pm)

Cheapest Parking In Orchard: Weekdays After 5/6pm

1. Atrium @ Orchard [60 Orchard Road, S(238889)]

Mon – Fri: $2.57 per entry (extended to 2.59am on Fri and eve of PH)

2. ION Orchard [2 Orchard Turn, S(238801)]

Mon – Thurs: $3.00 per entry (from 5pm-11:59pm), $1.07 per hour (12am to 7:59am)

*Parking on Friday will be slightly expensive: $3.74/entry (from 6pm to 11.59pm). Best to park from Mon – Thurs instead.

3. Plaza Singapura [68 Orchard Road, S(238839)]

Mon – Fri: $2.57 per entry (extended to 2.59am on Fri and eve of PH)

4. The Cathay [2 Handy Road, S(229233)]

Mon – Fri: $3.00/entry (after 6pm)

5. Singapore Shopping Centre [190 Clemenceau Avenue, S(239924)]

Mon – Fri: $3 per entry (after 8pm)

6. Street Parking at Penang Road

Mon – Fri: $0.70 per 30 min (after 5pm)

7. Street Parking At Angullia Park [Angullia Park, S(239974)]

Mon – Fri: $0.80 per 30min (5pm to 10.30pm),  $0.70 per 30min (10.30pm to 7am the following day)

8. Street Parking at Grange Road/Somerset Road

Mon – Fri: $0.80 per 30min (5pm to 10.30pm),  $0.70 per 30min (10.30pm to 7am the following day)

9. The Centrepoint [176 Orchard Road, S(238843)]

Mon – Fri: $2.00 for 1st hr, $1.50 for next subsequent hr (after 5pm)

Cheapest Parking In Orchard: Saturdays

1. Street Parking at Penang Road

Sat: $1.20 per 30 min (before 5pm), $0.70 per 30 minutes (5pm – 10.30pm)

2. Street Parking At Angullia Park [Angullia Park, S(239974)]

Sat: $1.30 per 30 min (7am to 11am), $1.50 per 30 minutes (11am to 5pm), $0.80 per 30 min (after 5pm)

*Best to park after 5pm

3. Street Parking at Grange Road/Somerset Road

Sat: $1.30 per 30 min (7am to 11am), $1.50 per 30 minutes (11am to 5pm), $0.80 per 30 min (after 5pm)

*Best to park after 5pm

4. Plaza Singapura [68 Orchard Road, S(238839)]

Sat: $2.57 for 1st 2hr, $0.43 for next subsequent 15min (3am to 5.59pm), $2.57/entry (after 6pm)

5. The Cathay [2 Handy Road, S(229233)]

Sat: $1.40/hr (before 6pm), $3.00/entry (after 6pm)

6. Atrium @ Orchard [60 Orchard Road, S(238889)]

Sat: $2.57 for 1st 2hr, $0.43 for next subsequent 15min (3am to 5.59pm), $2.57/entry (after 6pm)

Cheapest Parking In Orchard: Sundays

1. Street Parking at Penang Road

Sun: $0.70 per 30 min (7am – 10.30pm)

2. Street Parking At Angullia Park [Angullia Park, S(239974)]

Sun: $0.70 per 30 min (7am to 11am), $0.80 per 30 min (11am to 10:30pm), $0.70 per 30 min (10.30pm – 7am)

3. Street Parking at Grange Road/Somerset Road

Sun: $0.70 per 30 min (7am to 11am), $0.80 per 30 min (11am to 10:30pm), $0.70 per 30 min (10.30pm – 7am)

4. Plaza Singapura [68 Orchard Road, S(238839)]

Sun: $2.57 for 1st 2hrs, $0.43 for subsequent 15mins  (3am to 5:59pm), $2.57 per entry (6pm to 11:59pm)

5. The Cathay [2 Handy Road, S(229233)]

Sun: $1.40/hr (before 6pm), $3.00/entry (after 6pm)

6. Atrium @ Orchard [60 Orchard Road, S(238889)]

Sun: $2.57 for 1st 2hr, $0.43 for next subsequent 15min (before 6pm), $2.57/entry (after 6pm)

7. The Centrepoint [176 Orchard Road, S(238843)]

Sun: $2.00 for 1st hr, $1.50 for next subsequent 30min (before 5pm), $2.00 for 1st hr, $1.50 for next subsequent hour (after 5pm)

8. Singapore Shopping Centre [190 Clemenceau Avenue, S(239924)]

Sun: $2.50 for 1st hour, $1.25 for subsequent 30 min (8am to 8pm), $3 per entry (after 8pm)

*Parking here is cheaper after 8pm

The next time you’re in town, whether to shop, go on a date, or watch a movie, we hope this guide comes in handy! Hopefully, you’ll also have discovered some new car parks you never knew existed through this!

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Japan’s Favourite Chocolate Cake By Ken’s Cafe Tokyo Is Coming To S’pore On 1 Dec

Tucked away in the Shinjuku neighbourhood, Ken’s Cafe Tokyo is lauded by many for one thing: their gâteau au chocolat (French Chocolate Cake), prized for its soft, decadent and melt-in-your-mouth richness.

And trying to get your hands on their cake is like trying to buy a Hermès Birkin bag. You have to reserve your cakes in advance with waiting times that can stretch up to 3 months long.

If you’re wondering what’s all the fuss about this famous chocolate cake coming to our shores, let us tell you why.

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Most Popular Chocolate Cake In Japan

Each bar of gâteau au chocolat weighs approximately 280g, and is made with super atas ingredients that we can only dream of trying. Ken’s Cafe uses a customised blend of Domori grand cru chocolate with 70% cacao, Japanese unsalted butter, and eggs that have “mukashi no aji“, which means “a nostalgic flavour from the past” – it’s supposed to have an ‘eggier’ flavour than the average egg. Best part, it’s gluten-free!

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What you get is a rich and chocolatey cake, and they can also be savoured in 3 ways: a dense Terrine Chocolat at room temperature, a creamy Chocolate Ganache when chilled in the refrigerator, and a molten Fondant Chocolat when heated slightly in the microwave!

With long waiting times and reviews describing the cake as “addictive” and “overwhelmingly delicious”, it is no wonder Ken’s Cafe was ranked Japan’s #1 chocolate store on Tabelog (a Japanese crowd-sourced restaurant review website).

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Previously only produced exclusively in Ken’s Cafe Tokyo, the cakes will be available in Singapore on 1st December. While they aren’t made by the founder Chef Kenji Ujiie himself, they will be prepared by Chef Ito from Watanabe Coffee, who studied directly under the man himself!

So mark your calendars for 1st December and make sure to head down early because there’ll only be a limited quantity of just 20 cakes available every day! Each slice will cost $8, while an entire cake will retail at $48.15 (280g).

Watanabe Coffee
Address: #01-01 Isetan Scotts Shaw House, 350 Orchard Road, Singapore 238868
Opening Date: 30 November 2018
Contact No.: 6235 0608

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Jump Into Volcanoes And Go Whitewater Rafting At S’pore’s First VR Theme Park – Tix Start From $35

Ask anyone what the best ride at Universal Studios Singapore is, and Transformers: The Ride is bound to come up in the conversation.

With its slick combination of 3D and practical effects, this literal thrill ride is an adrenaline-pumping masterpiece, giving you a virtual reality experience that you can’t find anywhere else in the park.

And if you’re a fan of that, then you’re going to love Headrock VR.

Virtual Reality Heaven

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Also located at Resorts World Sentosa (a two minute walk form USS, no less), Headrock VR is Singapore’s first virtual reality theme park.

As its name suggests, each of its 11 rides make use of virtual reality technology, offering a wide range of experiences that include whitewater rafting, leaping through the jungle and jumping into a volcano.

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For those who don’t like their hearts beating at a 120 beats per minute, don’t worry — there are less intense activities like archery and that Beat Saber rhythm game that you might have seen on YouTube as well.

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K-pop fans will also be interested to know that Big Bang’s Seungri is both Headrock VR’s ambassador and creative director. He played a role in selecting every ride in the park, and you’ll even get to hear his voice in the aforementioned whitewater rafting ride.

Headrock VR is open right now, with ticket prices ranging from $35 to $65. To commemorate its opening there are discounts of up to 30% till the 16th of December, so you might want to change your plans this weekend.

Headrock VR
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa, #01-38/39
Price: $35 – $65
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (last admission at 7pm)

Tickets I Facebook

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Planning An Amazing Hen’s Night Can Be Tough, So We Let An Online Sex Shop Do It For Us

When it comes to hen nights or bachelorette parties, many assume that everyone has to get drunk in order to have fun. However, this may not be every bride-to-be’s cup of tea.

If you’re in charge of your friend’s hen party and you’re not too keen on the usual bar-hop for a once in a lifetime bachelorette bash – here’s another fun and not so cliche way to celebrate your friend’s impending nuptial while bonding with your BFFs.

Forget the male strippers, Maison Mika is here to help you put together the best soirée for the bride-to-be; a fun, elegant and sexy affair.

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The Ultimate Hen Party

Maison Mika is a brand established by Asian women for Asian women. Maison Mika’s conception dates back to New York City in 2005 when founder, Trina Yeung, was living there and noticed a movement of sex shops in the neighbourhood of Soho.

When Trina moved to Singapore in 2009, she realised that there were nothing like that available in the city. Hence, Maison Mika was born to help debunk the misconception that sex shops are “sleazy” and to get more people talking about sex.

The online store currently has a wide range of products made from medical-grade materials for men, women, couples and singles included! Beyond being a beautiful online sex shop, they organise workshops and masterclasses on sexual wellness.

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Recently, they launched “The Ultimate Hen Party” – a 90 minute masterclass on the topic(s) of your choice. From learning about the art of seduction to learning how to better satisfy your partner in bed, an expert will guide you through the night filled with memories for a long time to come.

We thought what better way to end a long day at work than to throw a hen party for our “fake bride”. The lovely folks at Maison Mika came to our studio to throw us a Hen Party that was filled with laughs and lots of information we never knew we needed!

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Quickly getting us out of our shells, we kicked off the night with a quick quiz on the topic of sex.

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The conversation then moved on to learning about pleasuring each other in a relationship with tips on how to improve our game. As sex toys were passed around and stories were exchanged, Trina and our expert, Liz, took their time to carefully explain the products that were laid out in front of us.

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During the last 30 minutes of our session, we had an intimate no-holds-barred Q&A session about love, toys and accessories.

The best part is that they will bring a selection of their most popular items, and any purchases made on the night will be eligible for a 15% discount off the online store price.

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If you’ve always been curious about sex toys and unsure where to start, the masterclass held by Maison Mika is the perfect place to start.

Maison Mika’s events are tailored and structured as they will have a pre-consultation call with the lead guest first to discuss in detail what they would like to learn about and discuss.

Who says a night out with the girls has to end with aching feet and slight hearing loss? Skip the high heels and deafening club and throw the best hen’s party for the bride-to-be.

Make your girls’ night in bold and uninhibited, filled with great memories for a long time to come.

Maison Mika

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Catch A Movie For Just $1 At Cathay Cineplex Parkway Parade From Sep 24 – 30

To celebrate Cathay Cineplex Parkway Parade‘s first birthday, they’ll be selling $1 movie tickets to a movie of your choice from 24th (Monday) – 30th September (Sunday).

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Crazy Cheap Tickets

Looking for an excuse to catch a movie this week? Well, we’ve got great news for you.

Your movie ticket will only cost you $1 – that’s cheaper than a McFlurry!

What’s the catch? Not much really.

For starters, this promotion is only valid at Cathay Cineplex Parkway Parade Box Office which means you’ll have to endure the long commute to Parkway Parade if you really want those tickets.

As tickets are limited to the first 1,000 movie-goers daily, head down early and collect your queue number from Level 4 of the theatre’s complex. Staff will be stationed next to the escalator, near the medical centre to dispense a queue number for you. Queues will start at 11am each day.

If you’re planning on catching a movie as a group, take note that you can only redeem a maximum of 2 tickets. The movie ticket has to be used on the day of redemption as well.

Do take note that 3D movies, film festivals, movie marathon tickets or special priced tickets are not subject to this promotion.

Now Showing

Here’s a list of movies they’re showing on Wednesday (26 September):

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While everyone rushed to catch Crazy Rich Asians during the premiere week, you can catch it for just $1. You can also look forward to watching  comedy Johnny English Strikes Again and thriller The Predator to name a few.

Check out the full schedule for the rest of the week here.

Time to sprint to the cinema. Despite the long commute to this ulu location for most Singaporeans, your bank account will thank you for the amount of money you’ll be saving.

The queues will be insanely long, so head down early if you want to grab those tickets!

Cathay Cineplex Parkway Parade
Address: 80 Marine Parade Road Parkway Parade Level 7, 449269
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