Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Battle of the KFC Wings - Umadare VS Yang Yeum


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Get ready as the Battle of the KFC Wings starts now!!!!

Just got back from my Europe trip and I immediately went down to the KFC at Kallang Stadium to try out their newly launched KFC Wings! As a fried chicken lover myself, I'm really happy and excited to know that they are launching the new KFC wings because I really love to eat fried chicken wings and I can literally eat it everyday if I want to! :D After I arrived, they told me that there will be 2 different flavours (that's why the battle of the wings) and when I saw the KFC Wings coated with the 2 different sauces, I am sold!!!!

This is just how I like to have my wings!! And as usual, KFC always pamper my tummy with a whole table of food!


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Look at the spread omg! Awesome to know that the KFC Wings are all freshly breaded in-store with a special batter, and are cooked to crispy perfection (which is how all of us love it)!! After that, they are coated in your choice of two bold flavours, Umadare OR Yang Yeum!



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The first flavour is the Korean-inspired, sweet and spicy - Yang Yeum!



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I'm sure all Korean fans will love this! Together with the sauce, the KFC Wings becomes very flavourful and will definitely excite all our tastebuds when we have it! I personally like it a lot and I think I had so much that day hahaha!



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The second flavour is the Japanese-inspired, tangy yet savoury - Umadare



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If you are thinking that, they might taste similar, you are wrong! They taste really different and together with the Umadare sauce, the KFC Wings is really tangy, with a blast of flavour ranging from salty to sour. The taste to me is somehow 'confusing', in a good way though. You guys should totally try out the 2 different flavours to understand what I mean. ;)



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Peishi was there too! If you happen to see us that day, you can see that we kept on munching on the wings non-stop lol.



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With Qiuqiu! So long never see all of them since I was away for quite some time. Really nice to catch up over yummy food!



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Qiuqiu eating Yang Yeum flavour, while Peishi is on Umadare!



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The à la carte 4 pcs KFC Wings is only at $4.90, which is available at all KFC stores except KFC Sentosa and Singapore Zoo.



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Can't stop, won't stop eating! It's so addictive hahaha!



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And Qiuqiu also can't stop, won't stop eating as well! She told us she prefer the Japanese-inspired, Umadare flavour more!



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Anyone here also feel that the wings might go really well with rice?
KFC also came up with the Wings Rice Bento Set at only $6.90. (incl. 4 pcs Wings, fragrant Chicken Rice, Salad & 1 regular 7Up Lemon Mint)! So you can also choose if you want the Yang Yeum flavour...



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Or the Umadare flavour for the Wings Rice Bento Set! Available at all KFC stores except KFC Sentosa and Singapore Zoo too!



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Whenever we are at KFC, we cannot NOT order the cheese fries as sides! Soooo good!



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And to end it off, KFC Froyo! Me and my mum are huge fan of KFC Froyo and we always have it because it's nice and affordable!
Just $2 a cup (with toppings) or $1 a cone! #wheretofindthispriceforfroyo #superworthit



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Out of the 2 delicious flavours, who will be crowned king of the wings? You decide!!!!



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For me, the winner goes to #kfcmashisoyo, Yang Yeum flavour!



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I really love the sweet and spicy taste! What about you all? Come choose your team now!!!
#kfcoishii for Umadare flavour and #kfcmashisoyo for Yang Yeum flavour!





Pick your side by posting a picture or video of yourself after trying the KFC Wings on Instagram, then hashtag #kfcoishii or #kfcmashisoyo on your posts! 15 lucky winners will be chosen from the ‘winning flavour’ and win a $10 KFC voucher each!!! In the video, you can also say ‘oishii!’ or ‘mashisoyo!’ while eating the wings if you like! Don't forget to also tag @kfc_sg too! ;)


For more details and promotions:
www.kfc.com.sg

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Feel free to let us know if you all like the new KFC Wings okay! ;) Thank you KFC for the hosting us once again!


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Monday, August 24, 2015

The Dusun Villas Bali

My family wanted to go for a trip together for the longest time and we finally took a few days off together to go to Bali! It's not my first time to Bali as I've been there for a few times previously, so I'm really excited to show my family around as it's their first time there! I'll do up another post on what we did in Bali soon, but for now I'm going to show you guys where we stayed at during our 3D2N Bali trip. Having been to Bali for so many times, I guess this is one of the most relaxing and family friendly villa that I've stayed in. I was really excited when I saw the pictures online and it's even more amazing to see it in real.


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The first thing we saw when we opened the door to our three-bedroom villa at The Dusun Villas Bali.



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It was so huge and impressive, definitely exceeded my expectation. My family were so happy when they walked in. The entrance leads to our private swimming pool and lush tropical garden designed to ensure our comfort and privacy. I find it perfect for family and friends and for couples who wants to spend their romantic time, they also have one-bedroom villa too.



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Our private 12-metre swimming pool. Major love!



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The dining area.



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Lounge area.



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Fully equipped kitchen!



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The main villa has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. This is one of the bedroom!



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All the bedroom have their own ensuite bathroom, super convenient!



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The pool pavilion has another bedroom and bathroom situated in the private compound opposite the main building. Since there were only 4 of us, we only occupied the two bedrooms in the main villa. But I really think that it would be an awesome place for group of friends or families with relatives to stay together because it is so huge! I reckon kids will also love this place too!



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The individual and exclusive entrance to our own villa provide not just privacy, but intimacy as well. Music was also being played as we entered, we can also plug in our phone and play our own music using the music system in the villa too!



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Prefect spot to suntan or just chill with books and drinks.



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Probably one of the prefect hideaway for travellers!



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Loving the unique design blends modern and traditional Balinese elements. Thatched roofs, stone carvings, fine sandstone materials, antique batik stamp art pieces and soft structural lines are featured throughout.



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Even prettier at night.



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Waking up to a freshly prepared breakfast every morning! You can get to choose your preferred breakfast menu (ranging from western to local) and the chef will prepare in the villa and serve you once it is done. How awesome!



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Airport transfer is provided for us and they even drove us out to nearby places too! I really like how friendly all the Balinese staff were, they really provided us with great service (i.e.; preparing all the essentials before evening in our bedrooms and the common area so we do not get bitten by mosquitos) and we really enjoyed our stay here! We can't wait to be back again! :)

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www.the-dusun.com

THE DUSUN VILLAS, SEMINYAK - BALI
Jl. KAYU JATI NO 8, PETITENGET, SEMINYAK, BALI 80361, INDONESIA


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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Must-go attractions in the western part of Singapore

Coming from someone who lives in the western part of Singapore, there is a lot of perception that the western part of this island is not as exciting as the rest of Singapore. Growing up in the west since young, I dare not say that it is untrue (to a certain extent) in the earlier days. But after recent years of gaining prominence and momentum with redevelopment and growth, I dare to say that the western part of Singapore now, can be as exciting as other parts of Singapore as well. ;)

I love how over the years, they have renovated and built new malls around the west region and there are now a lot of shopping malls, especially in Jurong area! I can't believe how many shopping malls are in Jurong alone! Who dare to say west is boring now?! There are various shopping malls with extensive offerings and also tons of activities for you to do here!

Okay, I think I'm slowly sounding like the ambassador for the westies already lol. But I kinda am, well, at least for a day as I became a one-day Singapore guide to one tourist from Indonesia. It's her first time here in Singapore and rather than going to the usual tourist hotspots like Orchard Road, I brought her to experience the west side of Singapore.


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The first stop, Pandan Reservoir!



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It's my first time there and I must say that the reservoir is really beautiful! I was told that it was the first ABC (Active, Beautiful, Clean) Waters project in the West, which now is transformed into a vibrant water sports arena.



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Look how beautiful the reservoir is! Perfect for photo taking too!



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Water sports such as sailing and rowing can be done there too!



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There are also platforms for viewing and fishing!



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Finally met the bubbly and cute Fika, who is here for first time from Indonesia.

I really enjoy meeting new people, especially people from overseas because I can get to understand their culture and make new friends! We introduced ourselves and then head on to do the first activity of the day, which both of us didn't do before, Canoe Polo. Now, like what the name sounds like, it's basically a mix of water polo with canoeing. Initially, I didn't know we can do canoe polo over at Pandan Reservoir but after I found out that we can, I find it interesting to bring a first-time tourist to do such activity in Singapore. A lot of people have been saying that tourist can only come to Singapore to shop and eat but hey, there are such activities that they could also do but didn't know that they could, especially in the west.



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Wearing the gear for my first canoe polo session! Gotten my favourite number, 3 yay!



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Heading to the water.



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Both (Fika and I) of us were pretty excited and anxious at the same time because it's our first time playing and learning canoe polo and we didn't know what to expect. I was very happy because I get to try something which I guess I wouldn't do in my own free time but at the same time, worried that I might not be able to control it well and ended up keep overturning and falling into the water.



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Off we go!



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Hey! My first canoe polo photo! :D
I was told that if we placed our legs properly, we wouldn't overturn that easily.



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Roy was our instructor that day and I'm glad he's so patient and nice while coaching us.



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Trying to row over ourselves to grab the ball! Initially, we had a hard time rowing in the water but once we got the hang of it, it seems to be pretty easy. I think the most important thing is to keep calm and not panic lol.



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Next we tried to pass the ball to each other!



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Trying to aim for the goal!



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Did I manage to shoot it in or not? Make a guess! :p



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Never knew canoe polo can be so fun! Fika and I really enjoyed ourselves eh!!!



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Yay got hold of the ball again!



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Aim and shoot....



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Tadah! Afterwards, I got really addicted in throwing the ball into the goal lol.



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So fun! :D



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During the game, Fika and I bonded so much and we opened up and started talking a lot!



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We were totally famished after playing canoe polo game so I couldn't wait to bring her to one of my favourite shopping malls in the west for dinner! Wanna make a guess which mall? (Hint: A lot of outlet shops!)

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Yes, as I was saying earlier that there are a lot of shopping malls in the west area, especially Jurong! And Capitaland Malls has three prominent malls (Westgate, JCube, IMM) within walking distance of each other in Jurong East. Okay, seriously... I really wanna tell you guys that Jurong is really the paradise for food, shopping and activities.

I also find myself hanging out and visiting Jurong East very often now! So if you come to the west, be sure to visit Jurong East! If you are lazy to walk, there are also shuttle bus services between these three malls.


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One of the newest malls in Jurong is Westgate. It takes the best of downtown shopping experience to the West with many brands and labels that you can find in the city. For the kids, there's also Westgate Wonderland, Singapore’s largest outdoor themed park in a mall.



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And if you are looking at doing some activity with your friends or family, you can try JCube! Boasting entertainment options such as The Rink, Singapore’s first and only Olympic-sized ice skating rink, SHAW IMAX theatre and Teo Heng KTV Karaoke Studio, JCude is the west’s leisure and entertainment hub.



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For those who are looking for great deals, you definitely have to visit IMM! It is Singapore’s largest outlet mall with over 60 outlet stores (such as agnés b., Coach, Adidas, Converse, City Chain & more), offering discounts of up to 80% all year round!

I really think that maybe one day is not even enough for you to finish shopping at all the malls here! There's so much to see, do, eat and shop! Furthermore, the shuttle bus services that are available really bring convenience for everyone to visit all three Capitaland Malls. Westgate, IMM and JCube are all really close to each other, so you do not have to worry. :)


Anyway, I decided to bring Fika to IMM for dinner and then shopping afterwards because I know that she loves the fashion brand, Desigual and just nice there is an outlet store of it at IMM! How awesome! So we decided that we shall go to IMM!


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Reached IMM and we decided to have our dinner at Streats Hong Kong Café!


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She tried "Mala Hotpot" for the first time and we ended up chatting for really long over dinner!


You can watch the video of our day below:



https://youtu.be/1vDUlEyYjqY


I'm really happy to meet Fika and she's so cute and bubbly! We are Facebook friends now and she told me that if I ever travel to Indonesia, she will bring me around and snap photos for me hahaha! I'm also glad that I'm able to bring her to experience the west-side of Singapore, which is where I always hang out at. Knowing that she really enjoyed herself here makes me super happy too!

For those who didn't have the chance or didn't thought of coming to the western part of Singapore, I hope you all can give it a shot and I'm pretty sure that you guys will enjoy your day here as much as you will do at other part of Singapore. Have fun! ;)


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To find out more about the west, make sure to visit www.singaporewest.sg!


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