Beijing 101 Has Been Around For 43 Years, But What’s Their Secret To Survival? We Found Out

Male or female, young or old, we all want to look and feel good.

While some of us struggle with difficult skin, some of us struggle with something else: our hair. Whether it’s flaky scalp, oily scalp or hair loss, hair issues can be a huge source of confidence loss for both men and women.

While there are many shampoos, tonics, and serums out there that claim to help with these issues, few of them truly deliver on their promises, leaving us right back at square one: without a solution.

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Beijing 101 has been in the business of hair loss solutions for a good 43 years and has won many international awards from different countries! They also have a stellar track record, with 9 in 10* of customers seeing visible hair growth and long-lasting results.

An authority in hair care, Beijing 101 employs Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles in its service. Not only do they use premium-grade natural herbs like ginseng, lingzhi and dang gui to treat scalp issues, all their consultants are TCM trained!

We sent our ambassador, Vanessa, down for a scalp treatment. After all, who would say no to better, healthier hair?

Consulting With The Specialist 

The session began with a 20 minute consultation with the hair consultant, which took place in a welcoming private consultation room.

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The consultant asked her a series of questions pertaining to her lifestyle, hair- and health-related habits, before proceeding to scan and analyse her scalp. She found that Vanessa’s hair was thinning at the crown, and that some empty pores were prominent.

She suggested that this could be due to stress and a lack of sleep (#studentlife), and she recommended that Vanessa go for the Herbal Scalp Treatment, which helps to cleanse and keep the scalp clean, preventing hair follicles from getting clogged.

Treatment Begins!

Vanessa was led to a private VIP room, where she got all the privacy she wanted, to browse through the magazines provided and to enjoy her tea.

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The procedure began with the application of the Deep Cleansing Scalp Mask to her scalp, a concoction of TCM herbs. The mask was spread evenly throughout her head, and a steamer was used to help open the pores of her scalp so it could absorb all the good stuff packed within it!

The mask was left to sit for about 40 minutes, before being thoroughly washed off.

For the next part of her treatment, 2 coats of serum were applied to her scalp to balance its pH level. The serum was massaged into her scalp to, once again, aid absorption.

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There were 3 different types of massages she could choose from: one for better sleep, one for soothing tense muscles, and another for overall well-being. She picked the one for overall well-being–the signature Meridian Herbal Treatment Massage–which was very calming and relaxing!

Seeing A Visible Difference

To conclude the session, she was given a second scalp analysis, where you could actually see much fewer pores clogged with sebum. While there was–of course–no visible hair growth within that 1 session, she left with a cleaner, much healthier scalp than she came in with!
To check out her experience, watch the video below!

If you’ve been struggling with your scalp for the longest time and have tried almost everything out there in a bid to remedy it, make a trip down to Beijing 101—you won’t regret it!

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Trick Or Treat In Singapore: The Best 7 Places To Get Spooked This Halloween!

Unknown to many, the good old Halloween tradition of trick or treating is very much alive here. There are several trick or treat activities and places in Singapore – complete with elaborate decorations and houses that do give out awesome sweets!

This Halloween, get your entire family and friends decked out in Singapore-related Halloween costumes for the good old tradition of trick or treating!

For all ages

1. Halloween Trick or Treat @ Woodlands Woodgrove

Head down to this massive Trick-or-Treating event in the neighbourhood of Woodlands Woodgrove!

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Credit: 2. ACM After Dark: Horror Mash Up

What happens when pontianaks meet vampires? Or when Asian supernatural meets Western horror? Find your answers here at ACM After Dark: Horror Mash Up.

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Dress to scare as you roam the museum galleries, hearing haunting tales and watching out for a zombie outbreak.

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This year JCube is pulling out all the stops for their third Scream Fest! Uncover the mystery behind Ren Ai School as you make your way through a school maze full of scares and spokes!

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Admission tickets are priced at $8. Good news for shopaholics out there, if you spend $50 at JCube or $20 at J.Avenue you get free entry into this scarefest!

Not for the faint of heart this school maze will make you hope you never step into a school again!

Best part? Each admission ticket to Scream Fest 3 lets you ice skate your heart out at The Rink for $7 (U.P $17.50)! So if you’re looking for a spot where you can shop, ice skate AND get scared, JCube is the perfect place to be!

Scream Fest 3 – The School Maze
JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1, Level 3, Singapore 609731
When: 7 Oct – 6 Nov

Price: $8 per entry, FREE if you spend at least $50 at JCube or $20 at J.Avenue

Find out more at JCube’s Official Facebook Page

Find out more about The Rink at The Rink’s Official Facebook Page

For kids only

4. Spooky Boo! Halloween Fun Fair at Go-Go Bambini

Here’s a spooky Halloween party for the little ones!

Be entertained by spine-tingling magic shows and a Halloween-themed photo booth. Of course, there’s a wide array of creepy-looking nibbles and candies up for grabs.

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Drop your kids off for a spooktastic time at this exclusive eXplorerkid Halloween Spooktacular Party!

At this strictly all-kids only Halloween event, spooky highlights include pumpkin-making balloons and exciting Halloween games and activities, not forgetting some scarily delicious nibbles.

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Let your kids show off their quirky and unique Halloween costumes with the Trick or Treat parade! Furthermore, the best-dressed costume stands to bag even more treats and goodies.

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Do register your little “vamps” and “monsters” early to not miss this FANGtastic party!

eXplorerkid Halloween Spooktacular Party
Where: Downtown East / AMK Hub
When: 29 October 2016, Saturday
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Price: $30 (eXplorerkid Member) / $40 (public)
More information here

6. Safari Boo @ River Safari

Get up close and personal with glowing monsters, mythical mermaids, aliens and many other creatures at this not-so-spooky, merry-not-scary kids Halloween event: Safari Boo @ River Safari! 

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Walk along the Monster Boo trail to fight against the evil Professor V alongside a gang of fun-loving animal monsters!

Take up the trick or treat challenge that spans across the entire River Safari and keep a lookout for tricks amongst the treats at the monstrous scale of trick or treat.

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Safari Boo @ River Safari
Where: River Safari, Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
When: 21 – 23, 28 – 30 October 2016
Time: 6pm to 10pm. Last admission is at 9pm
Price: $8 for children, $18 for adults
More information here

7. Spooky Seas @ S.E.A. Aquarium

Aaargh mate!

Are you in for a swashbuckling time at the Spooky Seas of S.E.A. Aquarium this Halloween?

Let your little ones follow Captain Spooks as he guides them through the trick and treats trail! Be ready for some little challenges along the way though, that is, if you want to score some delicious candies.

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7 Best Places For Team Sports: Grab Them Buddies & Get Some Exercise!

Ask any kid what their favourite lesson in school is, and the answer will no doubt be, “PE lesson!”

The days of school and PE lessons were undoubtedly one of the fondest times of our lives.

I’m sure we all remember how much fun we had bonding and competing with our classmates and teammates in a wide array of team sports and activities.

Wanna relive those days? Grab a few buddies and experience that same sense of camaraderie and team spirit again!


Many of us enjoyed playing basketball because of how inclusionary yet intense it was. Regardless of skill level, people could participate in some shape or form, all while having some good competitive fun.

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Naturally, we long for the opportunity to experience those fleeting, carefree spells of exhilaration and ecstasy once more.

Lace up and recapture those moments here:

SG Social Basketball
Visit the official SG Social Basketball group page to find out more about the location, time, cost and how to be involved.
Group page: Football

A crowd favourite back in good old PE class, we had tons of fun regardless of the conditions, be it makeshift goalposts or dingy patches of uneven grass.

By the end of each kick-about, we’d be in tatters – run-ragged and bronzed almost beyond recognition, but it was all worth it.

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Fancy a throwback to the glory days? Craving some good competitive footballing action or a simple fun-filled kick-about with your friends?

Get your fix of football action here:

U Soccer Interest Group
For more details, contact U Sports at:
Tel: 6582 3459
Email: [email protected]


One for the sun detractors, Floorball is probably one of the most high-octane indoor sports out there.

Clashing sticks, jostling through literal heaps of people, and sprinting end-to-end brings about whopping amounts of adrenaline.

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Play Floorball
Visit the official Play Floorball group page to find out more about the location, time, costs and how to get involved!
Group page:

Floorball at Valhall
Cost: $10 per game
Visit the official Floorball at Valhall group page to find out more about the location, time, costs and how to get involved!
Group page:

Table Tennis

Demanding unparalleled amounts of sheer concentration and agility, Table Tennis is truly a sport that pushes you to your limit.

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There is even the option of pairing up with a friend and trying your hand at doubles for a more team-oriented experience!

Heighten your senses and put yourself to the test now at:

SG Table Tennis
Visit the official SG Table Tennis group page to find out more about the location, time, cost and how to get involved!
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If what you’re looking for is a zeal-filled, inclusionary activity that almost necessitates a collaborative effort, look no further.

These are some places you can start building your netball-ing repertoire with your peers at:

Social Netball @ Arena
Visit the official Social Netball @ Arena group page to find out more about the location, time, cost and how to get involved!
Group page:

Play Netball
Price: $3-$5
Visit the official Play Netball group page to find out more about the location, time, cost and how to get involved!
Group page:

What are you waiting for?

Grab your friends and rediscover the joy of team sports. You’ll be feeling like a kid again in no time!

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Apple iPhone 7 Launch Has Descended Upon Us – Avoid These Places Until The Hype Dies Down

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you must have heard about the iPhone 7. Rumours of the newest Apple iPhone being headphone jack-less and a duel camera proved to be true when Tim Cook (Apple’s CEO) introduced our newest obsession (we want it, we need it, we gotta have it!) at Apple’s inaugural September Keynote.

While you can get your pre-orders for Apple’s newest brainchild tomorrow (Sept 9) on the Apple website. If you would rather have the experience of seeing and touching the phone in person before dropping a mean thousand dollars, the phone is available in stores next Friday (Sept 16). While the new iPhone 7 is great news for any big tech fan out there for the rest of us it means seeing hordes of people queuing up at your local telcos.

We gathered a list of places to AVOID if you’re not keen on a) getting your hands on the iPhone 7  b) struggling to make your way through a very excited and impatient crowd.

1. Orchard Road

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That’s Not A Fish! 4 Places In Singapore Where Crocs Roam Free

Nature photographers who are expecting birds, otters, or monitor lizards are now also able to spot crocodiles in Singapore. Well, you don’t have to visit the zoo or a safari to see these crocodiles. In recent years, there is a growing number of crocodile sightings in Singapore. Wander around the wetland reserve or nature park and you will

Wander around the wetland reserve or nature park and you might just find yourself up close and personal with these reptiles. For some of you, you may know that crocodile sightings in Singapore are common at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. However, do you know that they are spotted in the Northern and Eastern part of Singapore too?

Whether you are a reptile fanatic or an adventure seeker, the park, reserves and reservoirs are where crocodile sightings in Singapore are common. You may want to keep a close eye on family and friends if you’ll be around the area, as these are the spots where crocs roam free.

1. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a great place to walk around. You get to escape the hustle and bustle of Singapore city. Walk along its boardwalk and if you are lucky, you may be able to spot a Saltwater crocodile. Also known as the Estuarine crocodile, these crocs are also usually found lying across the main footpath, soaking up the sun or lying under the waters.

Free guided walks at the reserve are available on selected Saturdays. Check out the details on the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve website.

2. Kranji Reservoir

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Enjoy the panoramic view of Johor Straits at Kranji Reservoir Park. There are as many as ten saltwater crocodiles living in the north-west coast of Singapore, as reported in the Straits Times in June 2013.

In recent years, a 400kg, 3.6m-long saltwater crocodile – one of the largest to have roamed wild here – was found dead on the Kranji Reservoir grounds.

3. Tampines/Pasir Ris River Canal

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Several years ago, an angler fishing at Pasir Ris Park snared an unexpected catch of a one-metre-long crocodile. Some of these reptiles have been seen in a mangrove swamp near Tampines/Pasir Ris River Canal. They are likely visitors from Malaysia! The reptiles are known to swim freely in the Straits of Johor.

4. Woodlands Waterfront Park

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Recently, an angler fishing at the jetty snared a crocodile which had bitten on his fish hook.

“The fishing rod was suddenly yanked by a huge force. On closer look, I realised it was a crocodile about 3m long that was caught,” Suhairi told the newspaper reporter.

These reptiles feed and rest in mangroves and freshwater bodies along Singapore’s North coast. Crocodiles and sharks have also been sighted lurking in the sea off Woodlands Waterfront Park.

The “no swimming” notices along these stretches do not warn about sharks or crocodiles. However, the park’s jetty and promenade are fenced off from the waters of Strait of Johor with railings. Despite this, children are often seen sourcing for crabs on the marshland bordering the sea.

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Whatever it is, when visiting nature reserves, always keep within designated land trails and footpaths. Don’t venture too near the water’s edge, you never know what could be lurking. Also, keep a close eye on family and friends!

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Seafood So Fresh, They’re Still Alive! 6 Best Places To Get Them

Cooking with seafood is a delicate process. While it requires both meticulous preparation and the right techniques, working with quality ingredients is also paramount in the execution of the perfect seafood number.

Here in Singapore, we often find ourselves limited to the measly seafood selection at chain supermarkets (no offence NTUC). Sometimes, sourcing for the freshest seafood can be more challenging than cooking itself. This is why we’ve taken upon ourselves to uncover a list of places to buy the best of seafood. These 7 honest-to-goodness places are guaranteed to sell you only the freshest seafood. In fact, for Ah Hua Kelong, Eating Crabs, Emporium Shokuhin, and Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro, some seafood can be bought or delivered live!

1. Song Fish Dealer Pte Ltd

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The super ulu location may not be as convenient as your Giant or Cold Storage. However, the fresh and extensive range of seafood sold at wholesale prices make the visit to Taman Jurong worthy. At black cod, king crab leg, lobster, rohu, shark fillet, tuna loin.

Song Fish Dealer
Address: 19 Fishery Port Road (retail showroom)
Opening Hours: 8 am – 5 pm (Mon-Sat), 830 am – 12 pm (Sun & PH)
Tel: 6777 3939

2. Ah Hua Kelong

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Situated amongst the hipster vendors at PasarBella is 

Fish is only hauled up on the actual day of your delivery to ensure optimum freshness. Ah Hua Kelong’s highlights include the barramundi, pearl grouper, live mussels, flower crabs and seabass.

Picking out fresh seafood isn’t exactly second nature to us millennials so major props to them for providing an Seafood that can be bought or delivered live: clams, mussels, and crabs.

Ah Hua Kelong
Address: #02-K2 PasarBella, 200 Turf Club Rd
Opening Hours: Mon to Thu, 1 pm-930 pm; Fri to Sun 12 pm -10 pm
Tel: 8655 3074

3. Tekka Wet Market

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This vibrant, two-storey wet market located at Little India is possibly the largest and most iconic wet market in Singapore. Housing over 284 tenants, expect to find a good handful of stalls selling fresh ocean catches at Tekka. This is also where you’ll experience bargaining – a quintessential aspect of the authentic wet market experience. The better the vendor knows you, the lower the prices. If you are a first-time buyer, put on your sweetest smile and maybe bat your eyelashes a little. For the guys, try flexing a little and see how far that gets you. Be sure to look out for squids, snappers, salmon, tiger prawns.

Lee Yit Huat Trading is one of the stalls to check out. They are known for their bountiful array of seafood, including squid and stingray. You will be pleasantly surprised by how much cheaper the seafood here can be. Tekka is open until late afternoon, so you have the luxury of sleeping in and avoiding the jostle with the morning marketing crowd.

Tekka Wet Market
Address: 665 Buffalo Rd, L1 Tekka Centre S210665
Opening Hours: Daily 6.30 am-5 pm

4. Eating Crabs 

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This one’s for all crab lovers out there – Apart from crabs, they also offer a range of fresh Canadian oysters, sea bass, green or blue mussels and prawns of all varieties.

Seafood that can be bought or delivered live: oysters, mussels, clams, lobsters, and crabs.

Eating Crabs
Opening Hours: Daily 9 am – 6 pm (4pm last order)
Tel: 83337436

5. Emporium Shokuhin

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This new Japanese supermarket at Marina Square has its own in-house, live seafood market with fresh imports from Japan, US, Australia and Europe. Armed with 22 specially-designed water tanks that house over 20 variations of live fish and shellfish, chances are you will be able to find what you are looking for at Oyster lovers, this is also the place to get your indulgent fix – Emporium Shokuhin has over 10 live oyster varieties freshly imported from countries like France and Canada. If you find the traditional, rowdy wet markets and giant warehouses too overwhelming, you can now shop for all your favourite seafood at this gourmet supermarket – all in the comfort of air-conditioning without compromising on quality.

Oysters aside, keep a look out for their Alaskan king crab, Dungeness crab, abalone, flounders, Japanese saba and Boston lobsters. Delivery is also available for those who prefer shopping from the comfort of their homes.

Seafood that can be bought or delivered live: crabs, oysters, lobsters, and more.

Emporium Shokuhin
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-18 Marina Square
Opening Hours: Daily 8.30 am-10 pm
Tel: 6224 3433

6. Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro

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This cosy neighbourhood fish market and bistro is dedicated to bringing in only the freshest of seafood. Greenwood Fish Market and Bistro specialises in importing cold water fish from the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S.

The staff here is well trained and extremely knowledgeable. They’ll dish out recommendations and cooking tips to ease you into the seafood-buying process. They also have a bistro section; you can choose to bring your buys home or have their in-house chef prepare it for you on the spot. Highlights include its smoked Haddock, swordfish, mahi mahi, tuna steak and live Boston lobsters.

Seafood that can be bought or delivered live: lobsters and oysters.

Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro
Address: 34 Greenwood Ave
Opening Hours: Daily 11 am-1030 pm
Tel: 6467 4950

7. Senoko Fishery Port

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For the benefit of those who have no idea what Senoko Fishery Port is, this one’s for you.

A familiar name to most, the Senoko Fishery Port, unlike our local wet markets, only roars to life when the sun is down. Open from 2am-6am, be prepared to stay up if you want to snag the freshest ingredients at this wholesale fish market. As this is a wholesale market, you can expect an extensive range of seafood; from fish to squid to the ever indulgent lobster and even guitar sharks at bargain prices. Do also check out the stingray, shark, sea bass, tilapia, red and white snapper.

For those keen on exploring the market, you can find an informative guide to Senoko So the next time you’re on the hunt for fresh seafood, do check out the aforementioned places. You no longer have to be confined to the limited range at your nearest supermarket or settle for anything less than fresh. Apart from obvious health reasons, the quality of the seafood you use does make a world of difference to your final dish.

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