Why Batanes, Philippines is the Best Post-COVID Destination

The Coronavirus pandemic has left many of us stuck in our homes with little freedom to roam around and see new (or old) sights. Even introverts who love to be at home may already be daydreaming a great adventure.

Despite us not seeing an end to the pandemic just yet, it’s not too early to plan your post-pandemic travel. If you want to be the first at the airport after all these but aren’t sure where to go, we’re here to convince you that breathtaking Batanes, Philippines should be first on your post-COVID travel bucket list.

Peace and quiet

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We know what you’re thinking. You’ve had plenty of peace and quiet at home in quarantine. However, peace and quiet in Batanes is different. 

Located in the northernmost part of the Philippines, Batanes is just the place you need if you badly want to travel but are still wary of being in crowds. 

Because it is not the most easily accessible place in the Philippine archipelago, there are not too many tourists in this group of islands. You won’t hear the sound of automobiles often either. Instead, you will wake up to the sound of waves, birds chirping, and the faint rustling of leaves.

In Batanes, you’ll feel like the world is your oyster. You’ll get a true breath of fresh air, a far cry from your days of feeling cramped in your room. 

According to Kent Teach, fresh air is not only good for your heart and lungs but also your digestive and immune systems. It can increase your productivity and make you happier, making your trip to Batanes a healing one.

A place to disconnect

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Life here is calm and slow, so it is the perfect place to disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself. Here, it is best to start your day early, heading out of your guesthouse for a little adventure.

Islands in Batanes that tourists frequent are peppered with quaint cafes that can give you your caffeine fix. They also serve local Ivatan and Filipino food made with the freshest produce. Surrounded by the sea, you’re also sure to get your fill of scrumptious seafood dishes.

If you’re staying in Basco, you should definitely drop by Hiro’s cafe for their aromatic blue rice and refreshing blue coconut juice. Butterfly pea flowers, which these are infused with, are great for detoxification, which can help with stress and anxiety relief, say experts on detox from Urologist Singapore.

There’s also little to no wifi on the islands, which is perfect for that much-needed social media detox. If you’re worried you’ll be bored out of your wits, fear not because Batanes has an endless list of scenic spots you can enjoy.

Unique scenic spots

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Batanes gives a whole new meaning to the words “scenic locations”. The sights the place holds are unlike those you would encounter at your usual vacation spots. 

The place boasts verdant rolling hills, clear skies, and a sea painted a beautiful shade of blue. If you’re staying at the capital, Basco, you can take a tricycle or motorbike ride to Marlboro Hills and enjoy the view of cattle peacefully grazing.

In Basco, you will also see the famous winding road traversing lush hills that is aptly dubbed the end of Philippine roads. Make sure to go here before dusk as the road is sure to take you to a truly one-of-a-kind view of the sunset.

There are also plenty of beaches you can have all to yourself in Batanes, each with their own unique features. Morong Beach, for instance, has natural stone formations to provide you shade… which could also double as backgrounds for an enviable Instagram post.

Rich history

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Isolated as it is from the rest of the Philippines, Batanes has a rich and diverse history and culture you can see in its architecture.

Traditional Ivatan homes in Batanes are low and made of stone, made to withstand the frequent heavy rains and strong winds as well as the occasional quakes in the islands. 

There are also structures from the Spanish colonisation like lighthouses atop scenic hills. There also exist old American radio centres and Japanese hideouts that can give you glimpses of what happened to Batanes during World War II.

Great adventure

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If you’re looking for even more adventure, go to Itbayat, the last municipality in the north of the Philippines. From the capital, Basco, you can get into a boat early in the morning to Itbayat. 

The rocky island is made of coral that earthquakes lifted above sea level. Tectonic plate movement and volcanic activity have also gifted the place with an abundance of mountains to trek, caves to explore, and cliffs to climb.

As it’s a remote island, expect to travel rough seas to get there. It’s also common for boat rides to be cancelled going in and out of the municipality due to bad weather, so it’s truly for those looking for an adventure.

When the pandemic ends, remember not to deprive yourself of a break from the world. Shake off your stress so you can face the new world with a brand-new perspective. If you’re not ready for your usual choice of busier vacation spots, places like Batanes are the best for you.

And remember, by going on vacation, you’re also avoiding the physical effects of stress, which can bring about concerns like weight gain and diabetes, according to the experts at Endocrinologist Singapore. That means you can keep both mind and body fit by taking a break sometimes! 

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Where to Go for Your Next Healing Retreat in Malaysia

Keeping up with the world and trying to perform all our different roles can be exhausting. Once in a while, we might feel the need to drop everything and go someplace relaxing. If you’re thinking of using your leave credits for a healing getaway, we’ve got just the places for you.

If you’re from Malaysia or from any neighbouring country, there are many places you can book in Malaysia for your much-needed retreat. We’ve listed three of the best ones below for you to consider for your next vacation.

Spa Village

Located on a private island that boasts scenic coasts, Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort is the breath of fresh air you need from your regular routine. 

The extravagant resort has “spa villages” for each of their treatments. They offer programmes that target specific needs, particularly relaxation and stress reduction, rejuvenation and longevity, detoxification, and romance.

They use techniques that originated in Malaysia, Bali, Thailand, India, China, and Japan. They combine natural and local ingredients, time-tested healing practices, and modern spa equipment to give you the type of healing you need.

If you wish to have a holistic experience of their healing rituals, they also have specialists in  Chinese, Ayurvedic or Malay traditional medicine you can consult with from the first day of your stay to better enjoy your healing retreat.

The place even has special structures to give their clients the best spa experience. These include 8 treatment pavilions, a deluxe Belian Treatment Pavilion, 3 nap gazebos, 3 spa huts, 2 bathhouses, a Chinese Herbal hut, an Ayurvedic hut, a Malay hut, and a spa boutique. 

After your healing activities, you can retire at 1 of 22 spa villas overlooking the sea, which also offers direct access to Spa Village.

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is Malaysia’s first luxury natural hot springs wellness retreat, However, the place offers more avenues for relaxation beyond the hot springs it is famed for, such as caves for different designated activities.

Moreover, Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat provides more than just a scenic location for your relaxing getaway. They have treatment programs tailor-made to satisfy your needs.

They also provide healthy food options, nutritional therapies, and spa therapies for their weight management programme. To help you recover from stress, they also have a rejuvenation programme that provides soul-filling food and soothing spa therapies. 

Meanwhile, they offer a variety of group and one-on-one exercise sessions and targeted wellness therapies for their fitness programme.

Further taking your worries away, all packages are inclusive of villa accommodation, spa cuisine menus, plus access to more of their amenities. Their villas also have their own private pools and jacuzzis filled with all-natural geothermal hot-spring water for your utmost relaxation.

The Datai Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi is a luxury resort in Malaysia located in the middle fll of a 10 million-year old rainforest, making it the perfect place to visit if you just want to be surrounded by lush greenery.

The resort’s spa can be found along a stream, which allows them to harness the gifts the rainforest generously provides. They use age-old Malay healing recipes called Ramuan made with plants and herbs from the rainforest. 

Besides their Ramuan and other spa treatments, The Datai Langkawi also offers a variety of multisensory healing activities.

One can get a cup of specially-curated tea at The Nature Centre Lounge. You can also get a full cooking experience, from picking your own herbs to plating, at the resort’s The Dapur cooking class.

You can also opt to join the Mandi Embun, an ancient Malay ritual for wellness and longevity that can make you feel like a reinvigorated person.

The ritual starts with bathing at the stream in a way that follows traditional Malay forest bathing principles. Then, you’ll get a traditional massage that increases blood flow, a healthy lunch, and Malay exercises to conclude the ritual.

Mandi Ebun can reduce your stress too, so it’s definitely a good thing to try if you’re stressed out. Some even find that it reduces certain physical pains, say previous customers.

This may be because stress can cause some physical issues. Stress may be causing your sleep problems, ear pain, throat constriction, and other concerns, according to the pros at ENT Doctor Singapore, so stress- mitigating therapies can help then.

Anyway, after your scheduled relaxation activities, you can rest at any of the resort’s 121 rooms, suites and villas, which give you an enthralling view of the verdant rainforest or the majestic Andaman Sea.


You can certainly do quick activities to reduce your stress at home, but these are often bandaid solutions that have temporary results. Vacations can increase creativity and productivity, strengthen relationships, improve mental health, and prevent stress-induced heart disease, says Select Health

While it is admirable to keep going despite tremendous amounts of stress, taking time off for a bit of relaxation is important. So, on your next long weekend, enjoy your well-deserved time off with a truly healing retreat.


Places You Can Enjoy for Free in Singapore

Singapore is a delightful place to visit in Southeast Asia. Small as it is, it has so many things to offer wandering souls. Here, you can explore multiple cultures in the middle of a bustling, ultramodern city. 

However, many travellers tend to be too intimidated to roam the country, thinking it would cost them a lot. The truth is, there are so many cheap yet beautiful places to visit in Singapore. One just has to look beyond the usual tourist spots.

If you are looking for more places to add to your Singapore itinerary without blowing up your expenses, there’s no need to look further. Below is a list of places in Singapore you can enjoy for free.

1. ION Orchard

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We’re not kidding. ION Orchard, one of Singapore’s biggest and fanciest shopping malls, has a few places you can enjoy for free.

ION Art, ION Orchard’s art gallery, showcases modern and contemporary art from Asian artists and designers. Besides the multimedia and digital art you’d expect to see in modern art museums, the place also features thought-provoking art installations and sculptures.

At ION Orchard’s 55th and 56th floors, there is also ION Sky. It is a free-for-all observation deck that gives you an amazing view of the city’s skyline.

2. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

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Time-travel to Tang dynasty China at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. This striking piece of architecture is considered sacred as it is said to house a tooth from Buddhism’s founder, Siddharta Gautama. 

The 156-year old temple is still an active place of worship for Buddhists in Singapore, so expect to see monks and devotees chanting their prayers in the hall. Certainly a warm place to visit, they even serve guests a simple vegetarian meal for free.

And if you’re not too crazy about vegetarian food, just remember: according to Thrillist, eating more fruits and vegetables can make you feel significantly happier. So, a visit at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple can make you feel better not just spiritually, but also physically.

3. Sri Mariamman Temple

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Located in Chinatown, Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. Having existed for almost 200 years, the place represents Hinduism’s rich history in the country and remains a place of prayer for devotees.

Colourful and 6 storeys high, this elegant architecture can be spotted even from afar. Up close, you’ll also appreciate the intricate statues and shrines it holds for various Hindu deities and mythical creatures.

Just remember to show up in appropriate attire when visiting temples, although there are often sarongs you can borrow at temple entrances, just in case you forget.

4. Haw Par Villa

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Formerly known as Tiger Balm Garden, Haw Par Villa is the last of its kind in the world. This 8.5-hectare cultural park built in 1937 is packed with art that tells of Asian culture, history, philosophy, and religion.

To be specific, Singapore’s biggest outdoor gallery has eclectic statues and dioramas that pay tribute to Chinese mythology and legends as well as the Chinese belief system Confucianism.

One of the main attractions in the place is the 10 Courts of Hell, which tells a lesson about the punishments mortals are said to receive depending on their earthly sins as per Indian Buddhism.

5. Jurong Lake Gardens

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Occupying 90 hectares, Jurong Lake Gardens is Singapore’s garden of gardens. The huge space holds the Garden Promenade, Lakeside Garden, Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden.

Each garden can transport you into a whole new space. For instance, the Chinese Garden has the trademark imperial Chinese architectural style, complete with stone lions, stone bridges, and pagodas. Next to it, the Japanese Garden looks straight from a Japanese landscape painting.

We actually recommend this spot when you need to unwind. When staying in a busy city, it’s important to find places where you can breathe fresh air freely from time to time. 

Spending time in parks like this one can even improve respiratory health and reduce the risk of lung diseases, say the experts at Livingstone Health. So, visiting sites like these can be good for your body too! 

6. Mount Faber Park

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Mount Faber Park is the best place for a leg day in Singapore. It offers an avenue for exercise in a refreshing space you’ll surely find pleasing to the eyes.

Your efforts will not only reward you with healthier joints and muscles. Here, you also get to enjoy the area’s flora and fauna. 

There are also murals that tell a story of Singapore’s rich history. Push for the peak and you’ll even get a spectacular view of the city’s skyline. 

Just make sure you wear the right footwear. A lot of sightseers get in trouble in this spot because they forget about that, according to the experts at Rheumatologist Singapore – who often find themselves ministering to the sore tourists afterwards. Don’t be one of those! 

Anyway, you don’t really need too much money to see more of the world, as you can see. This is as long as you set aside materialism and look at travelling as a way to gain experience and insight. These places in Singapore prove that the country can be enjoyed even with a small budget. 

With a bit of research, resourcefulness, and willingness to go off the beaten path, you can explore more places and begin to see things in a different light.

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Chinese New Year Pastries – Pineapple Tarts and more!

Chinese New Year is fast approaching and it is just tempting to think about the pastries to indulge in. Without a doubt, one of the best things about festive seasons is the food and the pursuit to celebrate a picture-perfect festival does not necessary burn a huge hole in the pocket.

From award-winning melt-in-your-mouth pineapple tarts, Kueh Bangkit, Cashew Nut Cookie, Premium Honey Chicken Floss Crispy Cracker, Almond Ball Cookies, Golden Egg Roll, Salted Egg Crab Stick Cracker, Crispy Almond Seed Cracker to Premium Peanut Folded Love Letters, these Chinese New Year pastries are auspicious to usher in happiness and good fortune for you this new year!

With the convenience of online shopping, we waited no time to get our hands on these bestselling and popular pastries from Pineapple Tarts Singapore. These are our delectable CNY combinations:


Premium Peanut Folded Love Letters

Love letters are a labour of love and everyone knows it is a laborious affair to whip up these sweet, crispy biscuits. But what a perfect way to grace the festive period with this traditional treats, not to mention that Valentine’s Day is also just around the corner. With kids around, we can be sure they will be raiding the love letters even before the guests arrived.


Award Wining Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pineapple Tart

No matter where you are from, you will fall in love with pineapple tarts. Comforting to know your health will not be sabotaged with zero preservatives added. These 100% handmade pineapple tarts are packed with zesty pineapple paste and a soft buttery crust, including fragrant buttery taste, melty and crumbly texture! The story behind this award-winning masterpiece is bound to satisfy your tastebuds.


Award-Winning Melt-In-Your-Mouth Kueh Bangkit |White Almond Cookies

A true Kueh Bangkit should melt in the mouth and the fragrance and flavor of coconut cream should be presentWith zero preservatives added and 100% handmade, this powdery treat literally melts in your mouth and brings you back to childhood memories!

Also an all-time-favourite CNY treat, the bite-sized White Almond Cookies come with a tint of almond flavour because of the almond flakes and almond extract. When pop into your mouth, be sure to savour a smooth blend of butter and almonds in every bite.


Premium Honey Chicken Floss Crispy Cracker | Cashew Nut Cookies

Here you have it, crispy, crunchy and addictive Premium Honey Chicken Floss Crispy Cracker. These ambrosial pastries are encased in a crunchy cracker shell and overflows with a generous serving of fragrant homemade honey chicken floss.

The Cashew Nut Cookies are also not to be missed. These buttery and deliciously nutty cookies are made with premium roasted cashew nuts and addictively yummy!


There is no excuse not to give yourself or your guests a treat when they pay your abode a visit. With these pastries and many more, young and old will find something they like and be sure the little ones will surely squeal with delight at the sight of these lovely pastries! 

Delivery of CNY Goodies

For all CNY goodies orders, the following time slots may be selected at checkout:

  • 10 AM to 1 PM
  • 1 PM to 5 PM
  • 6 PM to 10 PM

There is a free delivery for orders above $88 and a small delivery charge of $8.00 for those under $88.00.

Should you have enquiries about the products or your order, e-mail at hello@pineappletart.com. 

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Cosmo Quantum Review – Great Tasting Water for All

There is nothing better than having a quality water dispenser that provides unlimited, high-quality filtered water on demand and ensuring that everyone in the family remains properly hydrated at any time of the day. And what’s essential is having honest-to-goodness boiling or cold water at our convenience, without any fussing with confusing setting.

Engineered in Germany with edge-cutting technology, Cosmo is carefully designed to filter 99.9% of impurities and chemicals in your city water. Experiencing Cosmo Quantum certainly comes at a good time and here are the reasons why you would be hard-pressed to find better value for money for this lovely water dispenser.

1. Design

Its sleek black design weighs is light weight, so it won’t break your back to move from place to place. Doing away with bulky water dispenses from the past, COSMO Quantum’s compact German design allows you to conveniently place it on your kitchen island or even on your room’s desk without taking up too much of your space or cramping up your style.


2. Cost and Time Efficient

The conventional way of using the electric plug-in tea kettle to boil water does have its downside. How many times have we use a full kettle to boil water – only for a cup of tea or milk making. What’s more, it would not be feasible to maintain the water temperature as kettles lose heat through their exteriors during the boiling process.

COSMO Quantum is energy and time efficient, featuring an in-built customisable temperature control and a memory function that records your preferred temperature settings.


The dispenser has a simple tap that pours hot (89~97°C), cold (5~10°C) or even lukewarm (30~45°C) water, allowing anyone to quickly, and safely, fill a mug with water.


3. Health Matters

A water dispenser would be ineffective unless it serves its purpose of purifying our water into fresh, clear drinking water, anytime of the day.

The consumption of tap water adversely affects your health due to the presence of contaminants such as chlorine, bacteria, and other impurities. COSMO Quantum filters 99.9% of these impurities to provide you with cleaner and fresher water.


Applying a 6-step Purification Care Process to effectively filter out heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, scales, organic matter and other impurities to provide you with water that is clean and fresh, together with an in-built UV LED sterilisation, achieving the perfect level of hydration with Cosmo Quantum is just a click to a better health!

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Cosmo Air Purifier Review – Air Purification Reimagined

Air Purifiers help to rid the air in our homes and offices of every pollutants, airborne allergens, dust and toxins. Especially for people with asthmatic or lung conditions, keeping the room allergen and smoke-free is certainly a life-saver. If clean homes means happy homes, then a sleek air purifier can turn any living space into a blissful oasis.

We were introduced to Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier + 3-in-1 HEPA filter recently and it did not take us long to know why it is Singapore’s best-reviewed and best selling air purifier – for good reasons:


1. Filters 99.97% of all airborne particles

Cosmo’s Prime® Air Purifier uses trademarked technology and smart design to provide a long-lasting, silent and powerful air purifier. Equipped with a revolutionary 3-in-1 HEPA Filter, this innovation have proven to filter up to 99.97% of all air pollutants like pollen, dust, bacteria, tobacco smoke and more.


2. Noise level = soft whisper (20dB)

A sound sleep is oxygen to your soul. Equipped with the SilentMotor-VX™ at only 20 decibels, the Cosmo Air Purifier is certainly a little quiet soldier! Working so hard, but yet without any ‘grumbles’.

3. Coverage Area: Up to 80m²

To choose the right size air purifier for our needs, we need to consider the size of the room that we want to place. Equipped with 360-degree air purifying abilities for efficient and maximum airflow, Cosmo Prime’s can cover up to an area of 80m², easily sufficient for an average household’s living room, kitchen and bedroom.

4. Contemporary, sleek and stylish

Measuring at just 49.7cm (H), 27cm (W) and 30.3cm (L), the first impression of Cosmo Prime comes as sleek and stylish.


Adding on, the portable design feature makes it easier to move it around the house.


5. Real-time usage monitoring

You can download a free mobile application to control Cosmo Prime remotely, at the touch of your fingertips. With an in-built feature to monitor air quality, you can get a sense of the air quality at home.


Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier is currently retailing at a promotional price of $399, which is a discount from its original price of $538. But again, $399 is a small price to pay (without breaking the bank) if we are able to maintain the house with clean air. Each purchase comes with free same-day delivery, 20 day free trial (full refunds with no questions asked) and 5 years’ warranty.

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Showroom Opening Hours:
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Closed on Public Holidays

Calls: +65 6977 9637

Email: enquiry@airpurifiers.sg

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Cake Delivery Singapore: Build-Your-Own Cake

The quality of the cake is the first thing you notice when you indulge on the freshly baked cakes by Cake Delivery Singapore. Handcrafted by the skilled team of pastry chefs using the most premium ingredients, every delicious bite of the consistently delectable sweet treats will bound to delight you.

Ideal for small to large corporate events and sweet surprise to your loved ones, a perfect choice especially during this Covid-19 season, Cake Delivery Singapore creates a new level of indulgence with the most popular and best rated cake delivery service in Singapore.

Homemade with love, Cake Delivery Singapore bakes indulgent and mouthwatering cakes for all occasions, macarons, madeleines, muffins, tarts and more which you can select here.

But hey, with a wide range of flavours, choosing one is just half the fun! How about the idea to Build-Your-Own Cake by mixing and matching the flavours? For this delivery, we chose these options:


– Mao Shan Wang Choco cake x2
– Choco fudge
– Choco ganache
– Chocolate rainbow
– Rainbow cake
– Bubblegum Cake x2
– Yuzu Osmanthus x2
– Carrot Cake
– PB&J Cake

One of our favourite and made with natural and preservative-free food colourings, luffy rainbow sponge cake will make you feel like you’re munching on a cloud.

All elegant, chic and festive. Aren’t we all looking forward to Christmas? This chocolate ganache cake is the ultimate in chocolate luxury and decadence, and it couldn’t be easier to make.


This bold, bright party cake features layers of flavours sandwiched between fluffy bubblegum buttercream. Akin to the rainbow cake, it will just add more fun to your little ones!


Sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, milk and more. Loving them but mind the hassle of baking and decorating? If you love good sprinkling of inspiration for your next celebration, just a click here will bring you to the right place to feel the festival vibe around the year – straight to your door. Only from Cake Delivery Singapore today!

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Origin Mattress: Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow Review

Looking for the perfect head and neck support while you sleep? From the creators of the award-winning Origin Mattress’s, Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow, with its breathability, comfort, and design could just be your top choice if you need to improve your quality of sleep.


Why Natural Latex

Most of us don’t give much thought to how our pillows are produced or knowing what materials that they are made from. Origin Mattress uses natural latex, which has the following benefits:

  • Suffice to say, latex foam has a denser material as compared to memory foam or fiber
  • Brings you quality sleep, as latex pillow can mould to the shape of your head which provides the ideal balance between softness, comfort, firmness and support
  • For people with allergies, it has extreme durability with hypoallergenic properties that have lesser dust, bacteria or mould issues. This means you don’t have to replace a latex pillow as often as you would a more traditional pillow

Unboxing Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow

Instead of simply grabbing a traditional pillow off the department store, deciding which kind of pillow that is most suitable for you is important. Choosing a latex pillow, with its health and comfort benefits, can go a long way toward making sure your body gets the right level of rest.

We like the way Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow is being packaged. It comes with a lovely sky-blue box that looks super clean, neat and aesthetically-pleasing that could also be a perfect gift for loved ones.


Just like the right partner, the perfect pillow should meet all your essential needs. A product of Germany, Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow comes with dimension of 60cm x 40cm x 13cm, cooling gel that dissipates heat, and 2-years warranty, amongst other features.


In extending the pillow’s life in the long run, the pillows comes with a removable Tencel fabric pillow cover.


Quality sleep only comes with quality pillow.

Origin Mattress also offers super fast delivery where you can receive within 2 hours, 30-Night trial and money-back guarantee. Delivery is free of charge and you can make your booking here.

Thank you Best In Singapore for recommending another amazing product. Check out Best In Singapore, a lifestyle website with the goal to sieve out the best choices from a range of topics from food to entertainment! .

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Pizza Delivery Singapore Review – Handcrafted Pizzas For Delivery

It is all well known that Italy is the place where pizzas originated. Imagine savouring the traditional Italian-styled pizza that comes with toasty crust with charred spots, accompanied by fluffy dough that is moist and stretchy, not to mentioned toppings that are cooked through and piping hot, is just too tempting to reject.

Instead of dining out, how about getting it delivered right at your doorstep? Thanks to Pizza Delivery Singapore, an upscale fast-casual concept that serves up artisan-style pizzas and pastas made on demand, they have made dining experience more satisfying than ever.

 What is so convenient of Pizza Delivery SG is that you can get to choose your delivery date and preferred time slot. All we need to do is to make a selection, place an order, and make payment, piping hot pizzas will be delivered to us.

For our pizza indulgence, we picked the following selections:


(1) Seafood Pizza | 9″ Medium Pizza | Thick Crust Pizza

As seafood is one of our favourite food, the seafood pizza certainly satisfy our taste buds. It comes with a combination of juicy prawns, tuna chunks, fresh tender squid and succulent scallops drenched in mozzarella cheese and extra virgin olive oil.


(2) Mistocarne Pizza | 9″ Medium Pizza | Thick Crust Pizza

Mistocarne Pizza comes with toppings of pork pepperoni, beef bolognese and chicken breast, topped with extra virgin olive oil and a ton of mozzarella cheese.


(3) La Amatriciana Pizza | 9″ Medium Pizza | Thick Crust Pizza

Next on our order is the La Amatriciana Pizza, which comes with tangy tomato sauce, streaky bacon, sliced yellow onions, red chilli, mozzarella cheese, and garnished with fresh parsley. It was fine for adults like us but do sound out to your kiddos if they do not consume chilli!


(4) Hawaiian Pizza | 9″ Medium Pizza | Thick Crust Pizza

Needless to say, Hawaiian Pizza is one of our all-time favourite. Tender chicken ham slices, classic Italian tomato sauce, juicy chicken breast, capsicum peppers, mozzarella cheese and topped with succulent pineapple chunks would certainly warm the cockles of everyone’s heart!


(5) Bolognese Pizza | 9″ Medium Pizza | Thick Crust Pizza

Cheese galore and Small M’s loving it 🙂

Spiced beef bolognese simmered in tang tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil and a ton of mozzarella cheese.


(6) Beef Salami Pizza | 9″ Medium Pizza | Thick Crust Pizza

Beef Salami Pizza in tangy tomato sauce with briny olives, mozzarella cheese topped extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil. Meat lovers would be spoiled for choices.


Photos of above pizzas are credited to Owari Photography

Traditional Italian Pasta

(1) Spaghetti Al Granchio

This is Big and Small M’s favourite. They are always hankering for tomato cream sauce pasta and this came at the best time. We like this order for the fact that the prawns are fresh and not too small and it was very filling for 2 kiddos to share with each other.


(2) Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Chicken Alfredo Pasta below comes with a creamy pasta sauce with tender slices of lean protein, white wine, shittake mushrooms, grounded black pepper and finely chopped parsley.


Side Dishes

(1) Crispy Chicken Wings

These crispy chicken wings are exactly crispy and not too oily. Packed with the perfect crunch and sticky sweetness, we savoured them all at one go!


(2) Beefy Meatball | 8 Pieces

Juicy beefy meatballs baked in tangy Italian Arrabbiata sauce and topped with cheddar cheese.


(3) Honey Mustard Prawn | 6 Pieces

Simple, delicious and fabulously crunchy. We would recommend honey mustard prawns to go together with any pizza order!


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YOON Salon: Achieve That Wow Factor For Your Hair! - Katong Kids Inc | Singapore Travel & Lifestyle Blog

YOON Salon: Achieve That Wow Factor For Your Hair!

‘Behind every great hairstyle is a great cut.’


I have always been a firm believer that whether your tresses are long, short, straight, curly, the cut is important and if you get the stage right, everything else will fall in place.

Hair looks pretty simple, doesn’t it? Actually, its anything but.

Your mane is only ever truly simple when it is saying what you want it to say about you.

I believe that feeling good and looking good are inextricably linked and spending time and consideration on your mane is a worthwhile rewarding exercise in self-care.

‘Do whatever you want with your tresses so long as it makes you feel good.’

If you are thinking about trying a new salon, do your research. You would research an interior designer before letting them loose on your house – so tell me why it should be any different for your crown. Note that, you will be living with the results of that salon appointment for some time.

It should go without saying that when it comes to your tresses,

look for a well-established hair salon – YOON boasts a team of stylists with years of experience in the industry, whether you want a casual, chic, or classic look, the possibilities are endless with the team there!

This leading salon offers an extensive range of salon services for kids & adults 😉


For That Salon Self-care

  • Premium Haircut

Short bob or luscious waves? Cropped fringe or air bangs? Whether it’s for you or the kids, it all starts with a good haircut. I’m saying it because without a great cut – even with all the product in the world at your fingertips – your locks will never do what you want it to.

  • Premium Wash and Blow

Let’s be honest, most women spend less than five minutes in front of the mirror, with their dryer temperature on full whack, blasting their cuticles in every direction imaginable only to throw everything down in a hump, proclaim their waves look horrible, and give up. Sound familiar? Leave your wash & blow to the professionals and you’ll never again feel the urge to curse your tresses.

  • Premium Hair Treatment

In the past, blends and mixes of plants and herbs were made solely to heal one’s mane. Strong, shiny tresses are a valuable asset and prompt treatment is vital to boost and maintain the beauty of healthy waves. Your hair deserves to be pampered and freshened up. Focus on quality rather than quantity and spend your money wisely; invest in a few tried-and-tested treatments that really do deliver noticeable results and make your life easier. To put it simply, hair treatments are better now than they ever have been. This is what you need to know.

  • Premium Scalp Treatment

Exfoliate and deep massage helps maintain a healthy scalp. It brings extra blood to the tissues, which enhances the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the follicle. It also reduces scalp tension, which can contribute to volume loss, loosens dead skin cells and helps redress the overproduction of sebum, which makes the strands oily. A healthy scalp is integral for achieving healthy, natural hair growth.

For Your Colour Refresh

  • Premium Colouring

A great colour is one that looks as though it really belongs to you. A convincing natural looking colour is one that complements your skin tone, enhances the colour of your eyes and makes your features come alive. Refresh your look with any of these choices: one-tone colouring for your whole head, retouching of roots or concealing any premature greying.

  • Premium Bleaching

Dye hair in a textbook fashion that’s outdated and quite simply doesn’t look good. Definitely not adopting a one-size-fits-all approach for your locks. Be it Wella, Jolen or L’Oréal, have your pick of the right bleaching treatment for you. A brilliant icy white blonde look that is entirely bespoke.

  • Creative Colouring

Creative colour is something probably quite bold: maybe you want to try out a brilliant bright blue or perhaps a sugary pastel pink, bringing out the best possible version of you. If you want something more subtle, go for balayage or highlights. Ombre’s a fantastic pick if you’re keen on an eye-catching look that works even as your locks grow out.

For Expert Re-texturising

  • Premium Rebonding

Literally breaks down the bonds within the cuticle strands so that they can ‘reset’ into different shape – in this case, straight. It’s much more expensive than a blow dry but the results of a straight or soft salon rebond won’t fade, and you will have the ultimate straight and silky look until it grows out. It’s perfect if you don’t want to deal with frizz in Singapore weather.

  • Premium Perming

Perming is thankfully no longer a case of simply coating the locks in perming solution and wrapping it around a rod. You can make your mane thicker, just by perming it. Achieve the softest, coolest wave and lots of body and volume from their perming sessions. Keep up with your pick of the trendiest Japanese, Korean or classic perms they have available.

  • Creative Hair Shaping

Beautiful, silky, shining tresses make you feel fantastic, it reflects well-being and has a natural beauty on its own. Create the look of loose, relaxed and naturally occurring beautiful curls without worrying about frizz in this humidity. That fabulousness is what you can enjoy with unique. blended styles like Volume C-curl Rebonding or Volume S-curl Rebonding.

Where To Find Them

  • 2 Havelock Rd, #01-04, Havelock II Singapore 059763
  • 220 Orchard Road, #01-02 Midpoint Orchard, Singapore 238852
  • 1 Queensway #02-29 Queensway Shopping Centre Singapore 149053

Their outlets are all centrally located, super convenient no matter where you stay. Take the MRT or hop on any of the many bus services to their spots!


As your professional stylist of choice, they will make you feel confident and at ease to put your tresses into their hands. Your crowning glory can also be a versatile fashion accessory, and can be coloured, curled, dressed up or smoothed down – all in a single session!

Head down to their website and leave your particulars on their form. Book your first session at only $28!