M1 Presents TOTEM™ by Cirque du Soleil® in Singapore

Spectacular! Splendid! Colourful visuals! Visit Sistic website or Sistic outlets to buy tickets to watch TOTEM™ by Cirque du Soleil® in Singapore! Catch it and enjoy the excitement!

Event Date
Wed, 28 Oct – Sun, 6 Dec 2015
Tue – Fri: 8pm
Tue (10 Nov): 4.30pm & 8pm
Sat: 4.30pm & 8pm
Sun: 1.30pm & 5pm

The Site open 1 hour before the show time.

Venue
Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee of $4 per ticket)
VIP Rouge (First row): S$328
VIP Rouge : S$308
A Reserve: S$188
B Reserve: S$168
C Reserve: S$138
D Reserve: S$98

Sat – 7 Nov ,28 Nov & 5 Dec (8pm shows)
VIP Rouge (First row): S$328
VIP Rouge : S$308
A Reserve: S$188
B Reserve: S$168
C Reserve: S$138
D Reserve: S$98
Behind The Scenes VIP: S$495

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Travel: Xiamen

This was my 1st visit to Xiamen, Fujian Province, China. 这是我第一次来厦门,福建省,中国。Xiamen is a bustling city in China. It will be good to stay near Xiamen Train Station for the first visit. Most of the people speaks Minnan Dialect. If you know Mandarin or Hokkien, it is good.

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This is one of the most famous landmark on Xiamen Island when people are boarding ferry to Gulang Yu鼓浪屿!

Some of the famous attractions on Gulang Yu鼓浪屿!

日光岩-厦门鼓浪屿。

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Does this figure look familiar? 您会觉得这个图面会很熟悉吗?郑成功塑像 Statue of Koxinga.

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The famous Koxinga statue! 郑成功塑像

You will need to go to the ferry terminal to take 5min ride to Gulang Yu 鼓浪屿 to have a closer sight of these places. Packages are available at the ferry terminal.

Food食物

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Tried their famous Sha Cha Mian (Bought at RMB20). 尝试了著名的沙茶面。Should try it.

Transport公交系統

I love Xiamen’s Bus Rapid Transport (BRT). I tried boarding their buses on the bus rapid transport system during my stay in Xiamen. 我喜欢廈門快速公交系統。Rm0.50 for a short distance ride!

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You will need to get these blue chips to board the buses. People will have to pay for the distance travelled from point A to point B. You should try their BRT too if you visit Xiamen!

Transport in Xiamen is very convenient from Xiamen Island to the mainland. You can see a lot of road bridges and see Jimei University 集美大学 along the way!

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Will come back again if I have the opportunity!

Shopback – Shop for Discount and get cashback coupons when shopping at Lazada & Zalora

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I love to travel and I used Agoda and Hotels.com to book my hotel stay in China. With ShopBack, I can enjoy for great hotels deals with 6% cashback when I booked with Hotels.com and $15 cashbook when I booked with Agoda via ShopBack. I can also book travel packages with Expedia.sg and AirAsiaGo with up to 8% cashback depending on the cashback tier (hotel stay, flights or package).

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how to use ShopBack:

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Shopback works

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By the way, there will be a November 11 sales coming up very soon. Visit 11-11 Sales from 1 November to 11 November 2015 for great deals! Looking forward to get great deals and save more!
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A Trip to Pulau Ketam (Crab Island),Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

My first trip to Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.

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I had never visited this place before however, I know Pulau Ketam is located on an island near Port Klang, Selangor Malaysia. It is an offshore island and people have to take a ferry from Port Klang to Pulau Ketam. You have to go to Port Klang – South Port to take the ferry to Pulau Ketam.

South Port

Port Klang was known as Port Sweetenham and was renamed as Port Klang. Port Klang also has a KTM Komuter station where people can take a train from KTM train station or KL Sentral to Port Klang.

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You can buy the ferry ticket from the ferry terminal or buy the ticket on the ferry. Currently, each ticket costs around RM7 for a 45-minute ferry ride. If you are lucky enough, you may be able to spot dolphins during the ferry ride.

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Here’s the available timings for the ferry rides from Port Klang to Pulau Ketam and vice versa.
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Selamat Datang ke Pulau Ketam! Welcome to Crab Island! There are two villages on Pulau Ketam; Kampung Pulau Ketam and Kampung Sungai Lima.

I stayed the biggest hotel in Pulau Ketam – Hotel Sea Lion in Pulau Ketam within Kampung Pulau Ketam! It is located very near to Pulau Ketam Jetty. The owner of this hotel – Mr Andy Cha, is the village head of Pulau Ketam. He’s very friendly person and I enjoyed my stay in this hotel.

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You can visit its website at http://www.sealion.com.my/index-sealion.html for its different packages and room types. 1 of the packages do allow people to have private karaoke party too!

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Stayed in a room facing the jetty and the sea view. When there is low tide, you will love the sight of crabs moving about. It is not just one or a few, it is more than hundreds of crabs! Thus this place is named after crabs. This is only a small section of the area being taken by my digital camera.

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Touring around the island is a must. People either walk, cycle with bicycles, take a boat ride or ride motorised bike within the island. No sight of cars and traffic lights at all! It is best to wear a comfortable pair of flat shoes to move about on wooden planks or concentrate ground. You can rent a bicycle at RM5 per day.

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You will see a lot of salted fish and dried prawns on this island too. It is a good place to purchase a lot of dried sea products on Pulau Ketam at an affordable price.

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Seafood meal is a must in Pulau Ketam, especially Ketam (Crab). Fresh from the sea.

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Best to have a steamboat dinner there.

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It is also good to explore part of Pulau Ketam with a boat ride to see the different village settlements (Chua Chu Kang, Hokkien village, Teochew village, Hainan village) and the

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Temple in Pulau Ketam, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

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Enjoyed my stay in Pulau Ketam. It is quite different from the bustling cities of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia and Singapore. A form of quiet, kampong life on an island. No traffic lights. Happy people with not much worries. It was good to experience such simple life and learnt a lot. People must be contented with what they have in life.

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Hope to come back to Pulau Ketam again! Will update part of this post with Chinese Characters!

Visit to River Safari, Singapore

River Safari was opened in April 2013 in Singapore – Mandai area. There are a few buses heading to River Safari.

You can take bus 138 from Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange or bus 927 from Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange (via Woodlands Road) to River Safari.

Of course, this is one of the most attractive places that people should come and visit at River Safari! To see the Pandas – Kai Kai and Jia Jia.

Do visit Kai Kai and Jia Jia at the Giant Panda Forest.

Look at Kai Kai – Isn’t him adorable? Jia Jia is very shy.

Do not scare those cute animals…

Inuka has been relocated to Frozen Tundra at River Safari from Singapore Zoological Garden. When I first saw Inuka in 1994, he was just a cute baby.

Now he has grown up to be so big.

Mississippi River…

Do catch the beaver there!

Mekong River section – where you can see the fishes and animals from Mekong Delta (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myammar, China and Thailand area)

I will encourage people to buy a boat ride ticket at $5/pax for adults to have a quick view of the animals. The ride was great and I could get a quick glimpse of the animals within a short period of time. Nice!

Do visit http://www.riversafari.com.sg/ for the latest updates and promotions!

Food Review: Inle Myammar Restaurant

Welcome – Mingalaba! This was my second time trying Burmese Food in Singapore and my first visit to a Burmese Restaurant in Singapore – named Inle Myammar Restaurant. The word ‘Inle’ may sound familiar as there is a place called Inle Lake in Myammar. Just like there are quite a number of places named after Burmese places along Balestier and Novena area such as Shan Road, Irrawady Road, Mandalay Road and etc.

Inle Myammar Restaurant is located at Peninsula Plaza. Peninsula Plaza is located near City Hall MRT station and it is very famous hangout places for Burmese in Singapore.

I tried its set meal – $12.90++/pax (exclude 10% service charge and 7% Gst). Its set meal – allows people to choose 1 Main Dish + 1 Side Dish + 1 Drink.

I opted for Butter Flavoured rice with Chicken Curry, Saykalama “Bird’s nest drink” and Fried Tofu Fritters and soup.

Butter Flavoured Rice – I could taste the butter in the rice.

Burmese Chicken Curry – I never tasted Burmese Chicken Curry before. It is a bit spicy – acceptable level of spiciness for me.

Soup is okay for me.

I tried Tofu fritters. Quite okay. Small and crunchy.

I did not manage to take picture of the Burmese Bird nest drink. (the pink coloured drink). It’s refreshing and nice to drink.

Ordered a dessert –  Shwe Yin Aye aka Myammar Chengdol. It has Chengdol, sago, coconut agar agar, white bread and jelly served with chilled coconut milk. Full of tropical taste and looks. It’s sweet and I did not expect that Burmese also like to use Chengdol and coconut for their desserts. As I tasted Malaysia Chengdol before.

I thought that Burmese Food tends to be salty than expected. However, after trying their desserts, I did not expect their desserts to be sweet.

If you wish to try Burmese Food, do come to Inle Myanmmar Restaurant and try out their all day set meal. It costs less than $20! You can also go for their lunch time promotion as well. Quite affordable price.

Inle Myammar Restaurant is located at:

Peninsula Plaza 111 North Bridge Road #B1-07 (A/B) Singapore 179098.

Opening Hours: 11am ~ 10pm Daily

For more information, please visit http://www.inlemyanmar.com.sg/