Monday, December 18, 2017

St. Gregory Spa - Ayurveda Therapy

Ayurveda (/ˌ.ərˈvdə/)[1] is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent.[2] Globalized and modernized practices derived from Ayurveda traditions are a type of complementary or alternative medicine.[3][4] In countries beyond India, Ayurveda therapies and practices have been integrated in general wellness applications and in some cases in medical use.[5]
The main classical Ayurveda texts begin with accounts of the transmission of medical knowledge from the Gods to sages, and then to human physicians.[6] In Sushruta Samhita (Sushruta's Compendium), Sushruta wrote that Dhanvantari, Hindu god of Ayurveda, incarnated himself as a king of Varanasi and taught medicine to a group of physicians, including Sushruta.[7][8] Ayurveda therapies have varied and evolved over more than two millennia.[2] Therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances (perhaps under the influence of early Indian alchemy or rasa shastra). Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplastykidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects.[9][10]
Although laboratory experiments suggest it is possible that some substances used in Ayurveda might be developed into effective treatments, there is no evidence that any are effective as currently practiced.[11] Ayurveda medicine is considered pseudoscientific.[12]Other researchers consider it a protoscience, or trans-science system instead.[13][14] In a 2008 study, close to 21% of Ayurveda U.S. and Indian-manufactured patent medicines sold through the Internet were found to contain toxic levels of heavy metals, specifically leadmercury, and arsenic.[15] The public health implications of such metallic contaminants in India are unknown.[15]
Some scholars assert that Ayurveda originated in prehistoric times,[16] and that some of the concepts of Ayurveda have existed from the time of the Indus Valley Civilization or even earlier.[17] Ayurveda developed significantly during the Vedic period and later some of the non-Vedic systems such as Buddhism and Jainism also developed medical concepts and practices that appear in the classical Ayurveda texts.[17][18] Humoral balance is emphasized, and suppressing natural urges is considered unhealthy and claimed to lead to illness.[19] Ayurveda treatises describe three elemental substances, the humours (Sanskrit doṣas), wind (Sanskrit vāta), bile (pitta) and phlegm (kapha)), and state that equality (Skt. sāmyatva) of the doṣas results in health, while inequality (viṣamatva) results in disease. Ayurveda treatises divide medicine into eight canonical components. Ayurveda practitioners had developed various medicinal preparations and surgical procedures from at least the beginning of the common era.[20]
If you are interested to try out Ayurveda therapy, I can recommend you to try it out at the St. Gregory Spa at Park Royal on Beach Road. I just had my session last week and it was great!
The therapy I had was Ayurveda Therapy - “Posterior Treatment – Upper Torso” which is a combination of several treatments to relieve aches, pain and in ammation of the neck, shoulder, hand and lower back. The therapy provides lubrication to the entire vertebral column, especially the lower back/lumbar region. Also helps in relieving disc regeneration and its prolapse; ideal for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.
You can give this a try at the St. Gregory Spa @ Park Royal on Beach Road Now!
Quote "SHAUN30" for a 30% OFF All treatments while making your booking.
Terms & Conditions:
- Valid from now until 31 January 2018 at St. Gregory, PARKROYAL on Beach Road
- Prior appointments have to be made at +65 6505 5755
- Not valid with other discounts
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Mr. Coconut @ Far East Plaza!
A Fresh Start for a Fresh Juice: Mr Coconut’s New Look and Menu!
Mr Coconut is having a celebration of their 2nd Anniversary and the unveiling of a revamped look and refreshing new drinks menu, at the newly renovated flagship store at Far East Plaza, on 24 November 2017, Friday. What began as just any other brand selling mass-market drinks and desserts of all kinds has now streamlined into the newest Mr Coconut experience: Drink Fresh!
Mr Coconut is proud to be the pioneer of coconut drinks in Singapore, leading the way with its brand new menu of 20 drinks in a wide variety of flavours that offers something for everyone! Their crowning jewel is the signature Coconut Shake – a delicious concoction that is vegan, dairy-free and healthy! Made of the milk, water and fresh from the sweetest young Thai coconuts, blended with crushed ice into a drink that is smooth, flavourful and refreshing, perfect for cooling down and hydrating in Singapore’s hot climate.
Founded by the trio Mr Andrew Cai, Ms Vivian Yeo and Mr Lucas Lin, Mr Coconut was first brought to Singapore by Andrew and Vivian. They were inspired while on a visit to Vivian’s hometown of Malacca, where the coconut shake is a particularly popular drink amongst the locals. In fact, Malacca is so famed for this concoction that even tourists make it a point to try it when on holiday there. Andrew and Vivian decided to take the idea of the delicious coconut shake back to Singapore, as there are no smilar offerings there.
The newest iteration of Mr Coconut is the result after two years of product research, development and continued market taste-testing, which affirmed that customers love their shake! Customers can now look forward to a total of 20 drinks in a range of three categories on the Mr Coconut menu, all freshly prepared on the spot with a 100% natural coconut base: the frothy Bubble Coconut drinks, a series of freshly squeezed Fresh Juice drinks, and hearty Signature Shakes.
Coconut Mango Shake!

Here's myself with the mascot! :)
Mr. Coconut can be found at the following locations..

Far East Plaza (14 Scotts Road, #01-14C)
North Point (North Wing, #B1-42)
V Hotel Lavender MRT (70 Jellicoe Road #01-15)
For more information about Mr. Coconut, visit their Facebook page:

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Arrival of the DREAM CRUISES!

Dream Cruises’ first homeport in Southeast Asia features new itineraries to take in the splendours of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia


Singapore, 16 November 2017 – Genting Cruise Lines celebrated the arrival of Genting Dream today at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore in the presence of more than 800 guests including government dignitaries, business and trade partners and media. Asia’s luxury cruise line, Dream Cruises debuted Genting Dream to the high-end market in Asia last November to great acclaim receiving a Star Performer Top Ten rating in the Large Resort category highly-revered Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Guide 2018 along with ‘Best New Ship’ and ‘Best Cruise Line – Entertainment’ recognitions at the Travel Weekly Asia Reader’s Choice Awards 2017.
Notable attendees at the welcome event included Guest of Honour, Mr Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board, as well as Mr Lim Ching Kiat, Managing Director, Airhub Development, Changi Airport Group, and Mr Lionel Wong, Chief Executive Officer, SATS-Creuers.
Dream Cruises’ inaugural vessel, Genting Dream is a luxurious floating integrated resort designed specifically for the Asian market and will be Singapore’s newest landmark at Marina Bay Cruise Centre. This also marks the first time Singapore has hosted a large-scale, 150,695-tonne cruise ship for an extended period and the first homeport for Dream Cruises in Southeast Asia.
“Genting Cruise Lines is unique to Singapore as this was where our Chairman turned his dream into reality over 24 years ago – and we have been a permanent Singaporean citizen ever since. This is one of our proudest achievements that has been unmatched by any other cruise company in Singapore,” said Mr Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines. “During this time, we have been at the forefront to build Singapore’s presence as one of Asia’s premiere cruise centres and it has been a pleasure to evolve with the city over the years.”
With the new homeport deployment of Genting Dream in Singapore, Dream Cruises has forged an innovative three-year tripartite joint cooperation partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group. This collaboration will see an investment of over SGD 28 million to promote Singapore as a key tourism destination as well as an Asian cruise hub and strategic gateway to access neighbouring countries through fly/cruise itineraries.
“This tripartite partnership underscores Singapore’s drive to become Southeast Asia’s leading cruise hub and is an integral part of our continual efforts in promoting fly-cruise from Singapore. We are delighted to be selected as the first year-round homeport for Genting Dream in Southeast Asia. It marks another significant milestone in the longstanding and valuable relationship that we have with Genting Cruise Lines,” said Mr Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board.
Changi Airport Group’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Lee Seow Hiang said, “Asia Pacific is currently the largest aviation market in the world, and will be the fastest growing region in the next 20 years. With Changi Airport’s strong air connectivity to more than 380 cities worldwide, Singapore is well-positioned to capitalise on this growth opportunity and bring more fly-cruise traffic here, serving as a cruise hub for the region. We are excited to enter into a tripartite partnership with Dream Cruises and Singapore Tourism Board, as this provides greater opportunities to grow the fly-cruise segment – part of our strategy to provide sustained growth for our partners and Changi Airport. The expanded offerings will also provide a greater array of travel options for travellers passing through Singapore. Jewel Changi Airport, which opens its doors in 2019, will have a multi-modal transport lounge; this will enhance the transfer experience of passengers travelling onwards on cruises.”
As a leading pacesetter in the cruise industry, Dream Cruises is constantly developing innovative and exciting itineraries to exotic new destinations. With her new homeport in Singapore, Genting Dream will transport guests on inspirational cruises to a number of extraordinary Southeast Asian ports-of-call including idyllic North Bali, Indonesia and pristine Macleod Island in Myanmar.
As part of a ground-breaking new venture in Macleod Island, Dream Cruises is bringing the private island concept of cruising, popular in the Caribbean – where cruise brands invest in developing their own secluded destinations – for the first time to Asia.
"On this special day, we are grateful for Singapore's warm welcome of Genting Dream.  This historic occasion is a manifestation of Singapore's branding "Passion Made Possible," said Mr Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises. “Dream Cruises is about inspirational luxury - as epitomised by our Dream Palace ‘ship-within-a-ship’ concept featuring 142 suites with highly personalised European style butler service.”
Mr Brown continued, “We are passionately committed to delivering great destination experiences, exemplary service and outstanding value from our new homeport in Singapore. We remain Asian at heart and international in spirit.”
Genting Dream offers a dazzling array of over 35 restaurant and bar concepts, where guests can indulge in the very best of Chinese regional, Asian and international cuisine, lovingly crafted with quality and authenticity.
Unsurpassed entertainment options include the first ‘China’s Got Talent’ on the open ocean. Entitled “The Dream Experience”, this 45‑minute theatrical representation of the worldwide hit TV series will be held in the Zodiac Theatre, a 999-seat state-of-the-art venue that will also showcase other spectacles including “Voyage of a Lover’s Dream”, inspired by the hull art of renowned pop artist Jackie Tsai. 
An array of inspirational on-board experiences have also been designed to provide the most unforgettable journeys with stimulating enrichment programs, one of the world's largest Asian reflexology spas at sea, over 1,100 square meter of retail space for duty free shopping, state of the art fitness facilities, and a range of activities for family fun for travellers of every age.
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Here are some facilities on board the Dream Cruises!
The Pool.
Slides and Rock Climbing (which I'm really interested) at the side..
Helipad Embarkation Lounge

Balcony Stateroom.

Inside Stateroom.
Mahjong Room.
Water Slides!
So many!! Omg!
For more information about this Awesome Cruiseline..
Instagram and hashtag:
@dreamcruiseline | #DreamCruises | #GentingDream | #DreamJourneyBegins

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Addams Family Musical | 15 Nov 2017 - 03 Dec 2017 [Musical Review]

Addams Family in chaos as Wednesday brings home ‘normal’ boyfriend!

Singapore, 8 September 2017 – Opens 15 November, THE ADDAMS FAMILY is bringing their entire clan, whether living, dead or undecided, to the MES Theatre at Mediacorp. Direct from UK, this production showcases a brand new orchestration and presentation, you will not want to miss!  

Producers John Stalker (Music & Lyrics) and Katy Lipson (Aria Entertainment) added “Having delighted hundreds of thousands of theatregoers in the UK with our production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, we are thrilled to be bringing it to Singapore in partnership with Mediacorp Vizpro. Singaporeans will be able to enjoy great performances from our supremely talented cast, a fantastic musical score, big dance numbers and fun packed script. This is a great theatre visit for all the family. We can’t wait to arrive and start performing!” 

Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, THE ADDAMS FAMILY musical comedy features an original story, and every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the princess of darkness, has grown up and kept a shocking secret that only Gomez knows; she’s fallen in love with a sweet smart young man from a normal respectable family! And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keeping this secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. Two different worlds are about to collide. Will love triumph, or will everyone go home vaguely depressed?

Playing the iconic role of ‘Gomez Addams’ is established actor, Cameron Blakely, who was recently seen in Singapore’s season of Les Misérables as Mr Thenardier and also a string of theatrical and film credits to his name. Playing the role of Gomez’s beloved wife, Morticia Addams is Rebecca Thornhill, who joins this wonderful show direct from the West End production of Matilda The Musical, playing Mrs Wormwood to great acclaim, a role she will reprise on the first UK National tour of Matilda in 2018.
Gomez’s beloved daughter, ‘Wednesday Addams’ played by Carrie Hope Fletcher, who played Éponine in Les Misérables, apart from having a strong theatrical and acting credit, is also an established online influencer with over 446,000 followers on Twitter, 436,000 on Instagram and over 636,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel ‘It’sWayPastMyBedTime’.  

Moses Lye, Senior Vice President, Mediacorp Vizpro said “Making people smile, laugh and even cry is at the heart of what we do, bringing the best of live entertainment to Singapore.  We promise you many deliciously heart warming nights with the Addams Family come this November. Enjoy!” 

Come meet this kooky, spooky family as they ride through this family crisis. We’ll leave the lights off for you! … da da da dum *snap* *snap*   

“This is a comedy that is genuinely funny…suitable for theatregoers of all ages”
– Broadway World

“Great fun for the boys and ghouls of all ages”
– Daily Express

“…this is one family you won't regret paying a visit”
– London Theatre

“This production is deliciously daring and dark and worth a look”
– Birmingham Mail

“The Addams Family Musical Is Dead Funny”
– Londonist

Myself n my partner, Huiling with The Addams Family! Lol~!
Sorry that we blocked Addams and his wife! haha..

Upon arrival and that's the stage.

The props and backdrops were all very nice and detailed. I'm impressed by all the moving backdrops that made the entire show seemed so real and makin' it so lively. Great effort is made to the success of this show!

At the intermission which is about 15mins..
The show is pretty long.. total 2 hrs and 30 mins. Luckily there's an intermission! Lol~!
But we really enjoyed the entire show.. its so engaging and funny with the weird stuffs that the Addams family did.. I shall not elaborate too much on what are the weird stuffs they did.. and leave it for you to go and watch, and explore! :P

Get your tickets soon before it ends!

Ticketing Information

15 November – 3 December 2017

MES Theatre at Mediacorp  1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507

Show times
Tuesday to Friday : 8pm
Saturday & Sunday : 2:30pm & 8pm

Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes
(20 minutes interval)

Ticket Prices
(exclude booking fee)
Category 1: $165
Category 2: $135
Category 3: $95
Category 4: $65
Terms & conditions apply.

Tickets are available through all SISTIC channels now.

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Cameron Blakely as Gomez Addams

Theatre: Narrator/Mysterious Man Into The Woods (Royal Exchange Theatre), Fagin Oliver! (Watermill Theatre), Gatch/Twimble How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Concert), Lazar Wolf Fiddler On The Roof (Grange Park Opera) Mr Lucas/Mr Scruton The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Leicester Curve) Thenardier Les Misérables (Queens Theatre), Bamatabois Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena) Sam Mamma Mia! (international tour) Stacey Smash (Menier Chocolate Factory) Lester Home and Beauty (Lyric) Howard Over the Moon (Old Vic) Louis Personals (Apollo) Charley Where’s Charley?, Badger The Wind in the Willows, Puck A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rosencrantz Hamlet, Peter Romeo and Juliet, Nathaniel The Taming of the Shrew (Regent’s Park Open Air) Carmelo The Promise (Orange Tree) Listen to the Wind (King’s Head) Ian An Evening with Gary Lineker (Riverside Studios) Chittelow Half a Sixpence (West Yorkshire Playhouse) Ronald Gamble Thark (Watermill) Roderigo Othello (Theatr Clwyd)

Film: Graves’ Photographer King Ralph, Hunt Saboteur Splitting Heirs, Big Rocker Julie and the Cadillacs

TV: Lord Chamberlain Galavant (ABC)

Recordings: Galot Bernice Summerfield : Everybody Loves Irving, Colonel Jago and Litefoot : Encore of the Scorchies

Twitter: @stupidalfred1

Rebecca Thornbill as Morticia Addams
TRAINED: Arts Educational and Woodlands House.
THEATRE INCLUDES: Mrs Wormwood in Matilda The Musical; Madge Hardwick in Top Hat (UK tour); Karen Holmes in From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre); Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre/US tour); Roxie Hart in Chicago (Adelphi); Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime (Piccadilly); Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty (Prince of Wales); Sukie Rougemont in The Witches of Eastwick (Prince of Wales/UK tour); Fantine in Les Misérables (Palace, Denmark); Cosette in Les Misérables (UK tour); Gertie Cummins in Oklahoma! (National Theatre/Lyceum); Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain (National Theatre. Olivier Award nomination); Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (national tour);Sally in Me and My Girl (tour/ Zimbabwe); Julie Laverne in Show Boat (Royal Albert Hall); Annie in Annie Get Your Gun (national tour); Carole James in Showstopper (Jermyn Street/tour); Babette in the original company of Beauty and the Beast (Dominion); Rose in Aspects of Love (Ipswich); Demeter in Cats (New London);  Elisabeth Doubleday in Playing Away (Lillian Bayliss); Katherine in Jekyll (Bromley); Woman One in Putting it Together (Harrogate); Brook in Noises Off (Westcliff); Crystal in Doctor Who (national tour); all women in A Christmas Carol (Arts Theatre); Principle in Sophisticated Ladies (Royal Globe); Diane in Pal Joey (Bristol); Hotbox Girl in Guys and Dolls (Leicester); Me and My Girl (Adelphi); She Loves Me (Savoy).
FILM: From Here to Eternity, Oklahoma!, The Magic Key.

Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday Addams

Theatre: Eponine in Les Misérables Dubai (Cameron Mackintosh), Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Music and Lyrics); Eponine in Les Misérables (Cameron Mackintosh); Beth in Jeff Wayne’s Arena Tour War of the Worlds; Wind in the Willows (Regents Park); Jane Banks in Mary Poppins (Disney Theatrical/Cameron Mackintosh); Jemima in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Young Eponine in Les Misérables.

Television: In Two Minds (BBC), Break Kids (Disney Channel), Princess Beatrix in Wilhelmina and Dog & Duck for HTV.

Awards & Nominations: ‘Best Take Over in a Role’ WhatsonStage Award for Eponine in Les Misérables.

Other: Host of the 2016 Olivier Awards in the Piazza, Edges at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Andrew Lippa in Concert, Sheytoons in Concert at the St James Theatre and Ramin Karimloo’s 2012 tour Road to Find Out.

Alongside her acting and music career, Carrie is an established online presence with over 398,000 followers on Twitter, 422,000 on Instagram and over 631,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel ‘ItsWayPastMyBedTime’.

In 2015, Carrie released her first book All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully and her second book, On the Other Side, was released in July 2016.

Twitter: @CarrieHFletcher
Instagram: @carriehopefletcher

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Friday, November 10, 2017

The Sound of Music 2017 | 7 Nov - 3 Dec [Musical Review]



Singapore, 9 November 2017 One of the world’s best loved musicals THE SOUND OF MUSIC opens tonight at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sandsto a star-studded affair, with tickets to the critically acclaimed show being the hottest in town. Due to popular demand the season has also been extended and will run until 3 December 2017
This highly-acclaimed production comes from the home of West End musical theatre – the famous London Palladium - where the lavish and dazzling show celebrated a record-breaking 954 performances and was seen by over two million people.In Singapore,the show played to almost 70,000 people during its five-week season in July/August 2014.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the Austrian mountainsas tensions rise prior to the outbreak of World War II.
With its unforgettable score, THE SOUND OF MUSIC touches the hearts of all ages and contains some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical theatre stage including My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, Edelweiss, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music.
Additionally, eighteen of Singapore’s most able young actors and actresses will play the coveted roles of six of the seven von Trapp children, with three children chosen to alternate each character. The children come from all corners of Singapore and will perform in rotation throughout the season as the small and cute Gretl, the brothers Friedrich and Kurt, as well as their sisters Marta, Brigitta, and Louisa.  The casting of the von Trapp children for the Singapore season of The Sound of Music are as follows:

Tanya Chan, Emily Kitamura, Emily Riddle
MARTA:            Jane CallistaSaweango, Haylie Erin Tan, Chloe Scheler
BRIGITTA:          Sasha Suhandinata, Chloe Choo, LLariaGhersi
KURT:                Max Makatsaria, Aidan Kelly, Alfie Hodgson
LOUISA:            Ishita Anand, Samantha Lee, Sophea Pennington
FRIEDRICH:       Louis Beatty, Mateo Fuentes, Ethan Dacaret

I was at the opening night with my friend Joey at the MasterCard Theatres!

We really had good seats and good view of the stage performances.
If you're really into this.. I suggest you get at least the A Reserve seats at the centre and enjoy the show!

This is during the curtain call when all the performers came out to show their gratitude.
It was really a very nice musical with many unforgettable songs like this...

Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself

I truly enjoyed the show throughout.. sitting back and simply just listen and appreciate every moment! So was my friend, Joey who said its a Superb musical!

Thanks Sliding Doors Entertainment & BASE Asia for the kind invitation!

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Event Date

Tue, 7 Nov - Sun, 3 Dec 2017 
Tue - Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2pm & 7.30pm
Sun: 1pm & 6pm

Sands Theatre Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)
VIP Reserve : S$185
A Reserve : S$155
B Reserve : S$125
C Reserve : S$95
D Reserve : S$65
A Reserve Restricted View : S$155

Limited Time Offer
Cool Tix (Students & NSFs) at S$35 nett ticket* 
Silver Tix (Senior Citizens above 60 years old) at S$35 nett ticket* 
*Only applicable to D Reserve ticket.
Terms and Conditions apply.

The Sound of Music 2017 is from now till 3 Dec!
Don't miss it!

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