Sunday, April 20, 2014

Universal Studios Singapore (Sentosa) Guide

Universal Studios Singapore

Getting your tickets

Being the only theme park in town and having included a relative new ride (TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle) into the family, Universal Studios Sentosa is the place to be if you love rides and themeparks. With 7 zones, there is plenty to see and do. Usual prices of admission tickets are S$74, but there are a couple of online promotions going on at the moment:

1. Mastercard Promotion - 15% off Adult One-Day Pass (U.P. $74)
Promotion valid till 31 May 2014

2. Easter Festival Online Exclusive
Visit Universal Studios Singapore from 18 Apr till 13 May and enjoy One-Day Adult Passes at S$66 (U.P. $74). Valid for Singapore IP addresses.

So who said being tech-savvy and planning a little ahead (even on day or the day itself) never paid off? If you know which day you want to go, have access to the internet and a printer, and own a credit (great if they are having a card promotion), it’s always best to check the website and make your booking online rather than buying on the spot and missing out... Read more>>

Friday, April 18, 2014

i Light Marina Bay 2014

Making its debut in 2010, i Light Marina Bay, is a month long festival that is Singapore’s, as well as Asia ’s first sustainable light art festival. It serves as the regional platform for exchanging ideas and technology, artistic expression and public engagement through light art works which emphasize on intelligent light usage and sustainable use of energy. Since then (2010), there have been numerous dynamic and innovative light art installations along the 3.5km waterfront promenade that have been displayed over the years.

This year, i Light Marina Bay's theme is Light+heART and features 28 innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world.  From 7 to 30 March 2014 enjoy a full array of events, programmes and fun activities that are aimed to create a dazzling and enriching  experience. There are free guided tours, entertaining performances, workshops and more; to bring you an even more enjoyable experience (check out the Calendar of Events)... Read more>>
 

Crayon Art Basics: The art of melting crayons

Crayons, those sticks of colors that we often use when we were children to color the walls and pieces of paper soon get boring when we get older and coloring within the lines (or on walls) becomes passe. Well, a few months ago, I discovered a new creative (and really fun) way to use crayons - crayon melting. Yes, you read me right, melting crayons is the latest craze in town (my town at least) and how could you not want to try melting them? :)

I thought this was really cool and since I discovered this method. I have always wanted to give it try it. So yesterday, I decided to give it a go in my spare time. 

melting crayons Travelbytez.com
Not bad eh?

Interested in making your own crayon melt art? Don't worry it is actually really simple to do! Read more>>

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Trip to the Zoo for a Good Cause

It was supposed to be a normal day at work, except that it wasn’t… well, at least for the latter half of that day: we were to bring out some elderlies from St. John’s Home For Elderly Persons to the zoo! The date was set and the snacks were bought (and brought) when the day arrived. We made our way to the home in anticipation, not knowing exactly what to expect. But it turned out to be an interesting and fulfilling day out with the colorful characters we brought out that day, amongst them was even an ex-Olympian!

When we arrived, we learnt that as there were too many of them (versus us who were to bring them out), the residents had to draw lots to see who could go on the trip to the zoo. Since we had to tend to them (basically wheel them around the zoo in their wheelchairs and keep them company) we had to be paired up with an elderly whom we could communicate with else it... Read more>>

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fatboys the Burger Bar (Katong)

Fat Boys Burger Bar (Katong Bar)

Snuggled in a tiny corner of Joo Chiat Road opposite the Katong 112 shopping mall is Fatboys the Burger Bar, which serves up burgers with a twist: its a burger joint, its a bar, its... a burger place where you can customize your own burger from a list of buns, patties, cheeses, add-ons and sauces all in the comfort of a 'happening' environment. Besides burgers, Fatboys the Burger Bar also has other comfort foods such as onion rings, milk shakes etc... All in the comfort of... Read more>>

Wangz Hotel, Singapore [Guest Post]

If you are ever in Singapore and are looking for a hotel that is near Outram Park and the MRT, Wangz Hotel is a hotel that you can consider. Being close to the Outram MRT Station, it is also a breeze if/when you want to go to Habourfont (and Sentosa). From the hotel there is a shuttle bus that will bring you to the MRT station, so it is pretty convenient. If you prefer to walk, the hotel is about a 5-10 minutes walk to the Outram MRT Station

Wangz Hotel, being a boutique hotel, may not be very big, but it has all the basic necessities and facilities. Service was commendable and personal: check in was swift and efficient. The room we were allotted was clean and well-maintained, with the usual amenities such as bottles of water and toiletries being replenished daily. Throughout our time in Singapore, the staff were very helpful and... Read more>>

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tangle no more! Hassle-free Music and Phone Calls

While normal earphones with their wire (frequently) constrain movement or get caught up in something, and untangling the wire can be a (painful) hassle, it never really occurred to me how much more enjoyable music can be wire-free. So when I first heard of and received my Plantronics Backbeat GO 2 Wireless Earbuds, the first thing that came to my mind was, “Why didn’t I not think of getting one before? They are a God send!” 


Normal earphones have the tendency to get tangled easily, especially when they are not connected to the phone or mp3 player (nicely coiled and/or corded up). It’s a mess having to just rummage through a vast bag, and a torture having to untangle the wire (especially when you are up and about in a crowded place). Even when the wire is nicely (as much as possible) coiled around the phone or coiled inside a case, it is a nightmare having to uncoil it (holding on to both phone and bag) on a crowded moving bus or train.

Just to get music into the ears or even answering the phone with normal earphones can be a challenging affair, especially when in a crowded and/or moving platform (regardless whether the earphones are connected to the device). There are also just too many steps! You have to:
  1. Take them out of bag and/or casing
  2. Untangle or unwind them
  3. Plug the earphones into device (e.g. phone or mp3 player)
  4. Maneuver the wires around/into your bag or pocket
  5. While you have music piped into your ears, you are still subjected to the constraints of the (slightly short) wire getting in the way (dangling from the ears all the way to the bag or pockets) and risk any device connected to it to accidentally drop.

However, with Plantronics Backbeat GO 2 Wireless Earbuds, listening to music and being on the go is much simpler. Minus the maneuvering constraint of (sometimes) short wires and headache of tangles. All you have to do is:
  1. Take out the Plantronics Backbeat GO 2 Wireless Earbuds from bag / casing. 
  2. Connect the earbuds to the music device via Bluetooth and you are done!

Pairing the earbuds with any Bluetooth enabled device (e.g. phone or mp3 player) is straight forward and simple to understand. All that is needed is to hold the center button till it says "PAIRING" (of course you have to also turn on the device’s Bluetooth function). Click “Pair” on the device... Read more>>