1 Day Itinerary in Singapore

Singapore is a very beautiful country with very many tourist attraction sites. A one day lay over will you give just the time you need to sample out some of Singapore’s attraction sites, leaving you wanting to spend more time exploring. Like any other country, Singapore boasts with lots of rich history and culture backed up by numerous relics and antics that are to be seen in both their public and private museums.

When touring Singapore, come prepared to be amazed by the tremendous beauty. There is a lot to explore and enjoy. Below are some attraction sites that will get you off on the right foot when visiting Singapore.

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Yum Cha Restaurant

This restaurant is to be found in Chinatown and it offers local dishes in the tourist district. The early mornings in Chinatown are rather quiet, offering you a quick look at what Singapore was in the olden days.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

The museum was constructed in 2007 as a dwelling place for the sacred artifact “the Buddha’s tooth” which is displayed in the museum. The temple and museum are also to be found in Chinatown. It receives many Singaporean Buddhists who come to pay homage.

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Singapore Zoo

Being single most celebrated zoos worldwide, the zoo has over 2,530 occupants and 11 highly populated zones. Magnificent and rare white tigers find a home in the jungle enclosure in this zoo.

The zoo has many wild animals from the flying foxes to sloths to be found in the rainforest trees.

River Safari

The River Safari is located next to the Singapore Zoo. This is one of a kind wildlife park that houses seven of the residents of the world renowned rivers, from the Mississippi are the alligators, from the Mekong are the giant catfish and from the Ganges are the frog-faced soft-shell turtles.

Here you will also get to see the two pandas, Jia Jia and Kai Kai and the new addition, the rare red panda.

Ah Meng Restaurant

This restaurant was named in honor of an orangutan, a former inhabitant of the zoo. It is enjoyable particularly for families and offers a variety of local food. For you to have an out of this world experience, try the early breakfast with orangutans.

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Orchard Road

Orchard road started out as a street lined with plantations of nutmeg and orchards. The road has changed over the years gradually being occupied by temples, markets, and cemeteries to what is today; an exhibition center, entertainment hub, and a serene place to take soothing walks in.

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Gardens by the Bay

This is a botanical garden filled with plants from all over the world except Antarctica. A Skyway is hovering 22 meters above the Gardens, giving you a spectacular view of the natures beautiful flowers and scents.

KU DE TA Club Lounge

The KU DE TA club hangs atop the Marina Bay and offering an incredible 360 degrees panoramic view of Singapore at night. The clubs dress code is semi-formal.

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This is a restaurant that gives you a great view of the sunset over the Singapore River. The restaurant is linked to the flower dome, one of the sights of the Gardens. The food at the restaurant is inspired by the Mediterranean coast.

Conclusion

A day in Singapore will give you a taste of Singapore’s rich culture and beautiful sights. The location of the attraction sights makes it possible for you to experience a lot of history and beauty. The various museums give you a feel of the Singaporean history and a deeper appreciation of the culture.

From fine dining of the Mediterranean meals to the local foods of Singapore are all to be found in the various restaurants in within the city. Night life also has a place in Singapore with the KU DE TA. Consider enjoying your drink and taking in the scenic view this club offers.


 

Kally Kally is a former Sales and Customer Service manager turned Writer and Founder of MiddleMe.net. She came from Singapore; lived in Shanghai and now calls Kuala Lumpur her home. After hanging up her corporate briefcase, she now pursue her passions – Writing, Traveling and of course, hunting for good food.

Connect with me @ Kally@ladyredot.com

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Singapore Changi Airport Opens its 4th Terminal

One of the many things that I’m proud of being a Singaporean, is our World Class Award Winning – Changi Airport. I have the chance to visit the new Terminal 4 in August 2017. It is going to open on 31 October 2017 officially for operation.

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The new terminal is 225,000m2, which is the size of 27 football fields. It is half the physical size of Terminal 3 but able to handle 16 million passengers a year – about 70 per cent of Terminal 3’s handling capacity.

As Singapore is progressing into Smart Nation, most of the check in processes are going to be automated and self-help; leveraging on the use of technologies and digital innovation.

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After check in, I came into an area where there is an Immerse Wall showing a pane of high definition video of introducing some of Asia Countries with its unique representatives. I believe it does helps me to relax when there is a long queue for bags and body scan.

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In the Departure Hall, other than the usual duty free shops and restaurants, you feel very different from other terminals. Changi Airport Group has immerse Art and Peranakan Heritage culture as one of the focus architecture design in the new terminal. There is a Love Story Play that compose by Singapore own song-writer Dick Lee where you can sit back and enjoy while waiting to take off.

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As you continue to explore around, you get to see some artistic figures like The Travelling Family, an aluminium sculpture by Swiss artist, Kurt Lawrence Metzler and Petalclouds, a grand-scale kinetic sculpture. Quite a usual sight in an airport.

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The first airline that be taking off in Terminal 4 is Cathay Pacific. Others joining are Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines, AirAsia, Cebu Pacific and Spring Airlines. Hence, the next flight, see you at Changi Airport Terminal 4.

I have quite an enjoyable open house, learning so much about the new terminal. Before I missed out, do watch out for the cleaning auto-bots. They are pretty awesome and adorable. Be sure to spend some time exploring the new terminal!

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IreneHi, I’m Irene. Born as a Sagittarius and living in the South of Singapore, I have been working in the Information Technology as a Business Product Manager for 8 years. Enjoying my scope that allows the challenge of learning new things every day as my role demands frequent business travels all over the globe. I have an adventurous bold soul that nothing can tie me down. When I am not sweating it out, I can be found chilling at a corner of any café, bury my head in a Sales Strategy or a Poem book, whatever my mood takes me. Besides being a yoga and gym enthusiast, my passion for travelling and planning travel itineraries show through friends who encourage me to share my travel experiences with others. Reach out to me @ irene@ladyredot.com for amazing impromptu ideas for your next trip abroad!

10 Unique Things To Do In Singapore That Some Singaporeans Might Never Have Been To

Singapore is a country rich in culture and traditions. There are many touristic sights that are informative and hold a healthy recount of the history of the Singaporean people.

These sites have been preserved over the years to keep the history alive.

The 10 things include:

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  1. NUS Baba House

This magnificently restored Peranakan family residence which is managed by the University of Singapore. This abode is a historical depiction of Peranakan era with an intricate architectural plan of the habitat and antic carvings. To visit, you need to book online and only 15 people are allowed at a time. The tour is free.

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  1. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

The museum has two floors. The first floor has the general innate record of the world, whereas the second floor focuses in particular on the rich history of Singapore. The exhibits on the first floor are set in a way to communicate the account of how natural world around us developed.
The second floor has exhibits and stories about pre-colonial and post-colonial history of Singapore’s loaded biodiversity.

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3. The Intan

The Intan is a private residential repository, which brings out the loaded society of the Peranakan account. The tour guides are cooperative and well-informed and will lead you through the entire museum, explaining the Peranakan lifestyle and antiques put on show.

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  1. The Helix Bridge

The helix bridge is an architectural work of genius found by the marina bay. A great location for having family snapshot sessions because of the spectacular view it offers. The lights at night are a spectacle and phenomenal to experience.

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  1. Reflections at Bukit Chandu

Reflections at Bukit Chandu, a museum depicting Japanese war in Singapore. Put on show are the arms and military gear that the Japanese army used. Admittance to this museum is free.

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  1. Coney Island Park

Coney Island offers flora and fauna and for those that have an admiration for natural world will be precisely at place. The Park offers bird surveillance opportunities, picnic sites, sporting ventures and serene snapshot spots. If you are only out to enjoy nature in its rawness, park benches are available at various scenic points for your convenience.

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  1. The Southern Ridges

The Southern Ridges present a beautiful nature-walk spot within a city. It is a 9 km stretch with several exists should you opt not to cover the complete stretch. The view of nature from above is refreshing. The vegetation is inviting and the bird calls are calming. If you love nature, this is a fantastic place for you.

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  1. Chinese and Japanese Gardens

The Chinese and Japanese gardens are a stunning and serene place. You get to spot striking pagoda and Chinese and Japanese conventional buildings. You will also find a Turtle museum, a lake full of turtles that children will enjoy. The repository is called Bonsai museum which showcases small Japanese trees.

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  1. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

This Wetland Reserve is quiet and calm. It’s an excellent place to stopover if you love nature. The migration time is from Sept to Mar, which will give you an immense experience.

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10. Haw Par Villa

The gardens are devoted to two brothers who produced Tiger Balm, and the grounds were designed to recount of the story of the Chinese Gods. There are thousands of Chinese fashion figurines and ancient scene sculptures to be seen here. Entry into Har Par villa is free.
Singaporean tourist attraction sites are numerous and diverse. Every one gets to experience something that they truly enjoy. The sites are family friendly and informative. Prehistoric sites have been kept in impeccable state to facilitate the passing on of the rich culture like the NUC Baba House. Nature walk sites and reserves are also available for the great outdoor, some of which are easily accessible from the city.

Your visit to Singapore will be rich and packed with tours to undertake. You can contact us @ askus@ladyredot.com for more information.


KallyKally is a former Sales and Customer Service manager turned Writer and Founder of MiddleMe.net. She came from Singapore; lived in Shanghai and now calls Kuala Lumpur her home. After hanging up her corporate briefcase, she now pursue her passions – Writing, Traveling and of course, hunting for good food.

Connect with me @ Kally@ladyredot.com

The Changi Airport – Why it is the Best Airport in the World?

Changi airport, Singapore, the world’s seventh busiest airport as we speak, is an award winning airport because it has the most excellent facilities which will make your transit one of its kind. Year after year, Changi airport receive awards for its world-class and efficient services and facilities.

Why Changi Airport Wins Award For Being The Best Airport Year After Year

Year after year Changi airport has been named the best airport because of the following reasons:

  • It serves more than 100 international airlines
  • More than 6,200 flights either land or depart per week
  • All its terminals – T1, T2, T3 and now T4 are fitted with essential traveler’s amenities that will make your travel easy and comfortable.
  • More than 550 internet and WI-FI access points.
  • A two hour Singapore city tour for passengers with more than 5 hours to the next flight

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Food In The Airport

At the Changi airport, there are some cafes and restaurants e.g. “Ah Kun” which serves international cuisines as well as local delicacies at affordable prices. One of the favourite local dishes for breakfast is Kaya Toast (a type of bread) and coffee. Another very typical local dish is rice noodles which are served with a coconut milk soup known as “Laska.”

Service In The Airport

At the Changi airport, you can get the best hotel services at the Singapore Airport Transit hotel. At all the terminal points, you can get excellent services such as relaxation facilities as well as hotel rooms.

To enjoy the hotel’s services, ensure that you have booked your room at least four weeks before your arrival at Changi airport.

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Facilities In The Airport

Some of the great amenities that you will find at Changi airport include the following:

Beautiful Indoor Garden
Changi airport stands out from the pack due to its green spaces that lead You through beautiful indoor gardens. The gardens are themed differently in each terminal. For example, T3 has the exotic and rare species of trees and butterflies while T2 has a sunflower garden with little pathways for you to wander around.

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They have rooftop swimming pools with Jacuzzi from where you can watch the planes take off as you enjoy yourself.

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At T3, you can enjoy the world’s tallest (12 M high) slide which rotates 6 M per second.

Self-service Kiosks
At T4, get yourself served at the biometric technology enabled kiosks.

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Wireless Connection In The Airport

Once you get at Changi airport, if you have a personal laptop or smart phone and you would like to use the internet services, you can access the free wireless internet all the minutes you will be at the airport at all its internet terminals. You will only need to register your device and access the unlimited internet.

Entertainment In The Airport

Next to the restaurants at the Changi airport, there are movie screening and TV programmes shows with comfy leather seats. You can purchase your cup of coffee or cold beer from the restaurant and then go to the entrainment section and take a seat in your desired position sit back and enjoy your movie or free to air TV programme of your choice.

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The New Terminal 4

The newly opened terminal 4 at the Changi airport is one of its kind. As soon as you check in at this terminal, all the services are automated for self-service thanks to the human-less technology. At various stations, there are face recognition points. At this terminal, you will only be served by someone at the security screening points. This is Singapore’s first terminal with multiple biometric stations.

The terminal has four major sections i.e. departure, arrivals, transit and boarding area. As you walk into the departure area, you will be welcomed with an empty space without any columns and a high ceiling that is fitted with skylights that are petal-shaped which allows natural light to come in. The arrival area, on the other hand, has a green theme with 16,000 plants on the facet of the exterior wall.

The terminal has more than eighty retails shops where you can eat any international cuisine or buy whatever global brand you would like.

Changi Airport is a tourist spot itself, deserves to spend a little more time before you board your plane back home.


Kally
Hi, I’m Kally. A Singaporean who has been relocated twice, first to Shanghai, now based in Kuala Lumpur. I have always been the avid traveller since young. I had my passport made even before I went to primary school! I travel extensively during my free time, either on tour groups or backpacking around Europe and all within the recent years. I am exposed to many different cultures and places, which allow me, to have the ability to look at many things and situation from various angles. Having gained 20 years of corporate world, I decided it is time for me to hang up my briefcase and heels to indulge my passion: Writing and Traveling. The two passions that give me pure enjoyment and liberation. As much as I enjoy traveling and writing, I strive on assisting people in making their lives easier. This is evidently shown in MiddleMe.net where I am the founder and editor. Allow me @ kally@ladyredot.com to help you to pen down your next trip abroad!

Heritage Walk and Food Tour in Little India, Singapore

Ladyredot, co-founder, Irene is honoured to be invited by Monster Day Tours to participate in their Little India Walk and Foodie Express tour. Little India is one of Singapore ethic district where it is filled with rich North and South Indian culture.

Being a Singaporean, I have not been to Little India except for Mustafa, where it is a 24 hours shopping mall. [P.S: You can actually get anything (food, daily essentials, imported brands etc.) there]

We gathered together with other invited guests at 10am in the morning at Little India MRT, Exit E. It was very enjoyable; meeting different partners like Beds & Dreams Inn and other lifestyle bloggers. Dani, is a very cheerful, energetic and passion about her job. She is our tour guide, who previously works in a hotel industry. Together with Yap, tour assistance, who is equally enthusiastic in guiding the group and sharing information about what we eat and see. You can see from the pictures, they actually wore the traditional India costumes – Men, Achkan and Women, Shalwar Kameez.

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There are many beautiful painted Murals along streets of Little India. The murals are all related to Indian culture. Watch out for them the next time you stepped into Little India!

The first attraction is Former House of Tan Teng Niah. It is a colourful 2 storey villa, a former house of last surviving Chinese, who owned several sweet-making factories along Serangoon Road and rubber business. He is also the first to create a five-foot way (five feet wide space for pedestrians to walk) around the estate.

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Monster Day Tours have done many types of research and trial walks around Little India. They found a HDB Block 668 where you can get a bird’s eye view of Singapore city area – Bugis, Beach Road, City Hall and Raffles Place. This is my favourite spot to take Insta-worthy pictures.

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After 45 minutes of touring Little India, we reached the first food spot – Komala Vilas. They are set up in Singapore since 1947 and have become a household name till today. They offer authentic Indian cuisine at a very reasonable price. It serves both South and North Indian food which gives the best of both options to patrons like myself who loves to taste as many as possible in one place.

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Monster Day Tours have prepared for us 3 dishes to share among the different tables and each a cup of Masala Tea. We have Dosai Meal, Bhattura and Poori Set. They are made of flour and comes with different vegetarian dipping sauce. The only difference is the cooking method. As a first timer to Indian cuisine (other than Roti Prata), it’s indeed a great start for the day to have such delicious and fulfilling brunch. “It’s really yummy!”

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Yap, went around each table to give the history of Komala and explain what Masala tea is made of. The tea has five basic spices: cardamom, ginger, clove, black pepper and cinnamon. It is very fragrant and leaves a sweet aftertaste. One thing to add on, their home made Bundung – rose syrup drink is the best in Singapore (so far) I have tried. Do give it a try before you leave the restaurant.

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Next, we head to the highlight of this tour, which is a secret destination that Monster Day Tour did not reveal in the itinerary. I shall leave this as a top secret. You be surprised to know that such attraction is found in Little India. Do join the walking tour to find out where!

We then continued to Indian Heritage Centre. It is a new building that opened in 2015 and there are many art & cultural tours available. Around the centre, there are many shops selling Indian costumes, accessories, home decorations and tibits. We got a box of tradition Indian sweets and biscuits. The traditional Indian sweets are mainly made with sugar, milk or condensed milk and flavoured with almonds, pistachios and nuts. It’s exceptionally sweet. Beware if you are not a sweet tooth person.

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The final destination is at Tekka Hawker Centre, where it is a 3 storey building. In the first level, it is a wet market, the second level is a hawker centre and the third level is a dry market where it sells mainly clothing, dried food and accessories. Part of this tour is to taste 10 different local Indian food. Hence, Monster Day Tours team have prepared Mee Rebus, Mee Soto, Mee Siam, Nasi Brani, Satay and Indian Rojak.

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Dani gives the group information on how the food is prepared and their uniqueness. Personally, I love Mee Soto and Satay. They scouted around to find the best stall in this hawker. Tekka Hawker Centre food is also one of the cheapest hawker in Singapore. Do come with an empty stomach and get a taste of all the delicious local food.

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I am grateful that I spent a wonderful Saturday morning with Monster Day Tours, knowing more about Singapore and our Indian culture. I would like to Thank You their CEO, TY for this invitation.

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Should you be interested in joining any of their tours, you can visit their website for more information.

Free Walking Tour** –

Chinatown: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9.30am to 12noon

Little India: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 9.30am to 12noon

Foodie Express Tour** – SGD$29 per pax

Chinatown: Every Sunday, 1pm to 4pm

Little India: Every Saturday, 1pm to 4pm

**Rain or Shine event

Ladyredot is a partner of Monster Day Tours, do quote ” LRQUOTE10 ” for a 10% off in your booking.

As a personal travel planner, we can assist in your itinerary when you visit Singapore. Do contact us at askus@ladyredot.com for more details.

“This is not a sponsored post. The tour is to allow travel partners to understand Singapore culture and join in the fun.”


IreneHi, I’m Irene. Born as a Sagittarius and living in the South of Singapore, I have been working in the Information Technology as a Business Product Manager for 8 years. Enjoying my scope that allows the challenge of learning new things every day as my role demands frequent business travels all over the globe. I have an adventurous bold soul that nothing can tie me down. When I am not sweating it out, I can be found chilling at a corner of any café, bury my head in a Sales Strategy or a Poem book, whatever my mood takes me. Besides being a yoga and gym enthusiast, my passion for travelling and planning travel itineraries show through friends who encourage me to share my travel experiences with others. Reach out to me @ irene@ladyredot.com for amazing impromptu ideas for your next trip abroad!

Romantic Activities In Little Red Dot

They say that keeping a relationship requires effort from the individuals involved and for some odd reason, people always seem to equate the word effort to the dreaded word “expensive”. Especially in a romantic relationship, exerting effort to show your partner how much you care does not necessarily mean that you have to spend all your life savings on one activity.

You are not required to take your other half on an expensive trip together or lavish him/her with pricey gifts. Sometimes, doing something as simple as watching the sunset together is enough to keep that romantic fire burning for the both of you.

On the other hand, money should not even be an issue if your goal is to honour your relationship by doing stuff together. So here are a few romantic activities that you and your partner can take advantage of in Singapore:

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On top of my list is, you guessed it right – watching the sunset together! I firmly believe that therein lies in each one us that alone, but an intense and profound connection to nature. Despite Singapore being a seemingly very busy city with people who look like they could never fit in a minute or two for trivial activities such as watching the sunset, there are a number of perfect spots for couples to go to, to spend a quiet time together marvelling at the setting sun. What better way to forget the frenzied hurly-burly of the city life and get all romantic with your partner without having to spend a dollar, eh?

One favourite spot for family and couples is the Henderson Waves – a place perched on an elevated height (perfect for sunset watching) and with a bridge that, like magic, lights up beautifully when dusk falls. Just writing about this wonderful place and thinking of spending an afternoon with my beau there is already getting me teary-eyed and making me feel all giddy and romantic.

There are other perfect places for sunset watching too, like the Ulu Pandan Reservoir where the sun kisses the massive water body before it rests for the night, spreading hues of yellow and orange and all other dreamy colours that sunset brings with it. There is also the famous Pulau Ubin Island – not only is it a favourite place for cycling, but it also becomes a paradise when the sun starts to dip.

There are a lot more fascinating places in Singapore you and your partner can visit where you both can spend a romantic afternoon watching the setting sun in all its majesty.

Another thing that couples can do together to spice up their relationship is to spend a quiet afternoon talking about just anything, and everything under the sun over a good cup of coffee in any of the small, comfortable and warm coffee shops tucked in the city’s less crowded corners.

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For one, there is the Whisk Café in 58 Seng Poh Road, a minimalistic café all washed in white – white walls, white pillars, white stools, everything in refreshing white. If you are looking for an old-school ambience coupled with delicious tasting desserts, the Carpenter & Cook will give you exactly what you are looking for. Their shop sports old benches and authentic cutlery that make for a lovely ambience.

A quiet afternoon spent inside these cosy cafés with your significant other will give you time to catch up amidst your busy work schedules and will provide you with the perfect venue to talk about things that concern your relationship.

I could go on and on, talking about the many romantic activities that couples can do together, but, at the end of the day, any activity can be romantic as long as both you and your partner decide to put your heart and mind into it. The main point I guess is being able to spend quality time with your significant other however way you want to spend it.

Over at LadyRedot, we can plan a romantic getaway, the special proposal even a celebration of your anniversary holiday. Just askus@ladyredot.com.


mish

Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.

Chinese New Year in China

We are approaching what is called the biggest festival among the Chinese in the world. Of course, the biggest country that will be celebrating Chinese New Year is China. Do you know that a lot of offices and factories closes for at least 7 days for this big event for the Chinese workers who hasn’t seen their family for a year to travel home for Chinese New Year. It is deem unfilial not to go home with gifts during this period hence every year, China has this human migration all over the country, flocking to go home.

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History
There are a number of versions of the history of the Chinese New Year, but the most famous revolve around the mythical beast Nian. Legend says Nian is fond of threatening and eating humans, especially young children. The people, except for one old man, decided to flee and hide from the terrifying creature. The brave man decided to stay and ward off the horrifying best by using red pieces of paper and firecrackers. The people left the old man anyway. Upon their return on the next day, they were astounded to see the town was just as they left it: nothing was destroyed. The townspeople began to conclude that the old man was actually a deity who saved them and that loud noises and the colour red fend off Nian. From that day on, the people made sure to wear red clothing and decorate with red lanterns and red spring scrolls every time the New Year comes. Nian never showed his face to the people again.

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Significance
Also known as the Spring Festival, it starts on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. In 2017, it falls on January 28. It is a key public holiday for the Chinese people, and it usually lasts for about 23 days. Most shops, restaurants and business are closed for several days, but supermarkets and public transportation are available (although most of the time overcrowded). Chinese New Year is celebrated not only in Mainland China but also in Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, Hongkong, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Aside from honouring the Chinese deities, the festival is time to celebrate their hard work all year long and to wish their families and friends a prosperous New Year, just like the non-Chinese New Year.

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Celebration
Aside from decorating their homes with red lanterns and red posters, wearing red clothing (the color red was a sort of an amulet, but now symbolizes happiness and fortune), Chinese people make sure to thoroughly clean their homes days before the New Year’s day to rid of bad luck and to welcome good luck. Families with members from different generations gather around tables to enjoy the “reunion dinner” or the New Year’s Eve dinner. They also gift gifts, usually money inside a red envelope mostly to children and seniors. Adults do not usually receive money unless it is from an employer.

Customarily, fish and dumplings (usually in Northern China) are served for the New Year’s Eve dinner. Foods like New Year Cake, Tang Yuan, Congee, and a lot of others are served depending on personal preference.

Aside from the celebration in their homes, cultural activities are also organised. These include imperial performances, ancestor worship and the famous dragon dance. They also pray in temples for bountiful fortune and luck. Firecrackers are set off; the louder they are, the better.

It is also believed that asking for money on New Year’s and cleaning the house within the first three days are huge taboos in a traditional Chinese setting. Doing so will not attract good luck.

If you are looking to travel to China during Chinese New Year or you would like to experience first hand on Chinese New Year culture in China, we can arrange for you! Just askus@ladyredot.com and we will ensure that you will savour the full experience of local festival celebration.


mish

Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.