Product Review: Tong Garden Nutritious Nuts and Snacks

Christmas and Chinese New Year are the most wonderful time to savour mouthwatering delights. With the festive season around the corner, no gathering will be complete without quintessential snacks that will fill your tummies and bring comfort.

And you are right, there are certain foods we cannot live without. Childhood rituals, like snacking off healthy nuts and such, occupy a special place in our hearts that new adventures can’t replace. Think about nutritrious nuts, think about Tong Garden.

Tong Garden is Singapore local brand since 1963 which supply various nuts, confectioneries, and snack food products. The familiar household brand is constantly evolving, dedicated to developing great-tasting snacks catered to different palates without compromising on quality.

And we are really spoiled for choices! Here’s some of the tempting selections that we got:


1. Nutrione Baked Nuts & Berry Mix (Unsalted) 85g

What’s more tempting than a delicious blend of macadamias, almonds, cashew nuts, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds. This unsalted combination of fresh nuts and berries not only provides you nutrients, proteins, fibre, antioxidants, and many more health benefits, it is sure to please your stomach and your palate with a mixture of texture and flavour.

2. Nutrione Baked Macadamias (Unsalted)

This is the most expensive nut in the world due to its slow harvesting process and high demand. Its not surprising given how rich and creamy macadamias taste!

3. Nutrione Baked Cashew Nuts (Unsalted) 85g / 330g / 1kg

Prized greatly due to their flavor and the difficulty of harvest, cashews offer a healthy and tasty alternative to fuel our active lifestyle. The cashews are baked with love with no added salt or preservatives for a healthy tomorrow.

4. Nutrione Baked Nuts & Fruit Medley

The health nut’s dream: Cashews, shelled pistachios, baked almonds, jumbo golden sultana raisins and dried figs. All natural without added flavourings. Snack till your heart’s content.

5. Nutrione Hearty Mix 75g

This nutty medley of macadamias, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, cashews and pumpkin seed provides variety in a packet. Naturally baked with no salt added, this heart healthy mix is perfect for snacking but is also great on salads, breakfast bowls and baked goods.


6. Mango Tango – Baked Nuts & Dried Fruits Daily Pack 196g

Get ready for your taste buds to tango to the tropical tunes of mango, pineapple and coconut. The sweet and aromatic dried fruits are perfectly complemented by earthy walnuts, creamy macadamias, almonds, cashews and pumpkin seeds. Each sachet is artfully packed to ensure an even ratio of nuts and dried fruits, as well as separating the crunchy nuts from juicy fruits to bring to you the freshest tropical sensation possible!

7. Berry Mix – Baked Nuts & Dried Fruits Daily Pack 196g

We like to keep snacking fun and interesting by providing a variety of tastes and textures. This varied medley of nuts and dried fruits consists of eight different ingredients to keep your taste buds delighted with each bite. Macadamia, walnuts, almonds, cashews and pumpkin seeds are paired with dried blueberries, cranberries and jumbo Thompson raisins to create and assortment that is a classic match. Innovative split packaging packs the nuts and dried fruits in separate compartments, ensuring optimal texture as the nuts stay crunchy while the dried fruits remain enticingly juicy.

8. Apple Pie – Baked Nuts & Dried Fruits Daily Pack 196g

Inspired by the classic dessert, this nut and dried fruit mix features chewy cinnamon scented dried apples, buttery pecans, sweet pistachio kernels, creamy cashews, juicy cranberries and more! We have recreated the delicious taste of our beloved pie, this time without the additional calories and with all the beneficial nutrients our body needs. What’s more, we have invested in latest technology to ensure that each packet has a consistent amount of nuts and dried fruit for the most optimal flavor profile, every time!


9. Tong Garden Cereal Granola Bite – Chocolate & Banana 85g

The flavour combination of granola with chocolate & banana elevate the deliciousness of this snack to a level you might not have anticipated. Perfect for breakfast and snacks!

10. Tong Garden Cereal Granola Bite Original 85g

Cereal Granola Bites are the wholesome snack for a healthy and fiber-packed. These tasty little granola bites make an ideal snack for kids and adults.


11. Peanuts Mixed Anchovies 140g

This fragrant concoction of salted peanuts, crunchy seasoned anchovies and a heady mix of garlic, kaffir lime leaves and dried chilis is dangerously addictive. Herbaceous, spicy and crunchy – once you start eating, you can’t stop!

12. Almonds with Dried Cranberries 140g

Smoky crunchy almonds rolled and dusted in cranberry sugar. These are paired with tart tangy cranberries.


13. Roasted Chestnuts without shell

Tong Garden’s perfectly roasted chestnuts have a sweet nutty flavour and potato type texture. Roasting chestnuts are the best way to bring out their full flavour. These are deshelled for extra convenience. With its high nutritional value, it’s an easy-to-eat, easy-to-love snack for a healthy snacking experience.

14. NOi Mixed Vegetable Chips 60g

These vegetable chips are fresh from the farm which made from pumpkin, beetroot, green radish, potato, and shitake mushroom! Try out this crunchy and delicious snacks to satisfy your taste buds!

15. Sungift Seedless Mint Plum 18g

Enjoy the sweet and sourness of dried plums but do not like the hassle of eating those with seeds? Then, this is the product for you. Now with added mint, our carefully harvested plums have their seeds removed and the minty flavour will have you craving for more!

16. Crunchy Bite Almonds & Pistachios Mixed Berries

This is the ultimate bite of health and tastiness. Almonds and pistachios mingle with sweet dried strawberries and superfood goji berries. A textural, flavoursome and nutritious explosion.


This is a season to be “snacky” and it was made so easy by stocking up this wide spread of thoughtfully selected mix of fruits and nuts through the online purchase here.

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5 Tips To Prevent Pests In Singapore

Singapore´s hot and humid climate makes it an ideal place for pests to thrive. Common pests that are active in Singapore include:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Cockroaches
  • Termites
  • Ants
  • Bed Bugs
  • Rodents

Pest control companies such as Killem Pest do a great job at protecting the nation as well as spreading vital information on how to prevent pests of all sorts.


In this article, we will discuss 5 tips to prevent pests in Singapore. By taking these basic measures, you may well avoid a big hassle in the future. If you have any ideas or tips, feel free to add these in the comment section below.

Tip #1: Close gaps

Inspection is an integral part of identifying the entry points and hiding places of pests. Once you´ve identified these areas, it is highly recommended to seal them.

Tip #2: Clean!

Simple: Do not give pests a reason to spend time in your house by keeping the place clean.

Seal all food items, make sure there is no stagnant water, and keep especially the kitchen area as clean as possible.

Tip #3: Improve ventilation

Many flying pests do not like heavy turbulence. Create a natural turbulence by using a simple ventilator. Besides, allowing natural air to flow inside your home is helpful to avoid creating a damp environment.

Damp and humid environments attract pests like ants, rodents, and cockroaches. Pay particular attention to basements and attics, which generally do not have good air circulation.

Tip #4: Use nets

Placing nets in your bedroom and windows is an effective method to prevent mosquitoes in particular. This relatively simple DIY method can save you a lot of hassle!

Tip #5: Place traps

We cannot forget to include the most well-known method for preventing pests: Placing traps. Various pests require various types of traps. Examples are:

  • Mice and rat traps
  • Fly traps
  • Cockroach traps


By applying basic measures, you can prevent major pest outbreaks in your home, office, restaurant, or other indoor places. However, in most cases, once you´ve spotted pests, it is too late to apply preventive measures. Contact a local pest control service provider to inspect and eliminate pests now.


Term vs. Whole Life Insurance: Which Is the Best Option for Young Singaporeans?

If you’re a young Singapore citizen or resident who’s just kickstarted your career, one of the first things you may find yourself worrying about is insurance. At this point in time, a number of your peers may also be considering insurance, or they may already have insurance policies under their name. This begs the question: if you do get insurance coverage for yourself, what type should it be? How do you choose between term insurance vs life insurance, which are two of the most popular types out there? And once you’ve arrived at the right type of insurance to get, what qualities should you look for from your provider?

You can start by learning about what term and whole life insurance have in common. Both will put you in a legally binding contract with your insurance provider where they’ll pay an agreed-upon amount to your beneficiaries upon your death. The same applies to both types of insurance if you contract a terminal illness. The payouts will be derived from the premiums you pay to your insurer, either upfront or on a monthly basis.

Some insurance programs also have provisions in the case that you contract a critical illness or become permanently disabled. But these provisions are not automatically included, and you will have to ask your carrier if they’re part of your coverage.

Now that you know the basic facts about term insurance and whole life insurance, it’s time for you to compare the two. Here’s a briefer on each of them, as well as some tips on how to choose the right insurance program for yourself.


What Does Term Insurance Entail?

Term insurance is a type of insurance coverage that only applies for a limited period. The term can encapsulate a certain number of years, for example three years or five years. That means that you’ll only be protected by your insurance over the duration of those years. Other term insurance products will only protect you up to a certain age, like when you turn 65 or 75 years old.

The good thing about term insurance is that it’s the more affordable option by far compared to whole life insurance. You will only need to pay premiums until the term expires. That makes it a straightforward and no-nonsense type of insurance coverage that you can buy whenever you feel you need it the most. The trade-off, however, is that term insurance has no cash value. Say that nothing untoward happens to you from the time that you purchase the insurance coverage to the time it expires. Unlike with whole life insurance, you won’t be able to cash out on any additional financial benefits or perks when the term is over. In summary, term insurance is the best kind to get if you want the protections for a certain number of years, and nothing more. 

What Are Whole Life Insurance Programs Like?

As opposed to term insurance, whole life insurance guarantees protection up until the end of one’s life, or at a maximum age of 99. The premiums on this kind of insurance can be paid in advance as well as on a regular basis.

Whole life insurance is admittedly rather expensive, especially for younger income earners who don’t have established careers yet. Enrolment for this kind of program can cost up to 10 or even 20 times the cost of basic term insurance. But it comes with the added perk of a cash payout in case you need one in your lifetime. If you opt out of the whole life insurance program early, you may be able to redeem the policy’s cash value. That’s because your life insurance will be coupled with other financial instruments that can generate additional profit. If you want more than just the protections—namely, the opportunity to build your savings and start investing—whole life insurance is worth the cost.

How Should You Choose Between Term and Whole Life Insurance?

Hopefully, the information above has helped you distinguish between term and whole life insurance. But here are some additional pointers for narrowing your options down further and finding the ideal insurance program for you. 

  • Choose the type of insurance coverage that you can afford. Don’t spend more on insurance than you’re capable of.

  • Choose the coverage that you can pay for in the most flexible terms. Whole life insurance may be expensive, but it’s also easier to settle the premium payments over a shorter period of time. When you’ve paid it off, you can enjoy lifelong coverage for the rest of your years. Term insurance, on the other hand, is more like an annual subscription. It may be easier to pay now, but it will get harder as you grow older and your health and income situation aren’t as assured.

  • Check out different programs offered by different providers. Don’t settle on the first insurance programs advertised to you. For term insurance, you can find policies that are as long or as short as you prefer them to be. For whole life insurance, you can determine how extensive you want the investment components to be.

  • Lastly, choose the coverage that matches where you are in life. Neither term insurance nor whole life insurance are inherently superior to the other. But the right type of insurance to get may depend on factors like your current income, the number of people you’re supporting, and the like. 

Today, you may be in the peak of your health, and life in general may seem stable and promising. But it won’t be like that as the years wear on. That’s when your insurance coverage may come into play. This is a good time to explore your options and to sign up for policies that make sense to you. Best of luck, and may your insurance policy be the most responsive it can be to your needs!


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.

Showroom Address:
Mactech Building
2 Kallang Pudding Road
#02-04 S349307

Showroom Opening Hours:
Monday to Sundays 11am – 5pm
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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