Rome Travelogue 2

Our second day in Rome was quite taxing. Not only did we visit Vatican City and the Colosseum, but we also broke away from the tour group to explore Rome on our own. Our tour director was very accommodating and arranged to pick us up to join the rest our tour mates for dinner.


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Opened by 3 young Singaporeans (one of them is a chef), Dibs is definitely not your typical, run-of-the-mill restaurant and bar. Step in and you’ll find an unpretentious and snug space, simply furnished. Although their website describes the food to be Modern European, touches of Asian influences grace many dishes. The folks here are serious about standing out from the crowd, and Chef Leong does so by utilizing unusual ingredients, adding a touch of exoticism to the evening.


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Rome Travelogue 1

Yes, I know, I know! This is long overdue, but I’ve been so busy writing about food and beauty. Since the attractions in Europe won’t change, I figured these posts can wait. Anyways, do allow me to document these awesome memories on the blog so I look through them from time to time.


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Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014

From 23rd-26th Oct, Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is set dazzle the halls of the Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The treasure trove is massive- with more than 200 exhibitors occupying more than 10,000 square meters of space, there’s no doubt choices are endless! Here, you can get your hand on loose gems, diamond, pearls and fine jewellery from renown jewellers hailing from Singapore, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Israel, Japan, Thailand and USA.


Housing some of the most esteemed international brand in jewellery and gemstones, the grand Exquisite Pavilion is where you’d find the most coveted pieces. One such masterpiece is Singapore-based Glajz-Thg gorgeous Kimberly Red Diamond Ring, featuring a rare 1.61 ct purplish red diamond, accented by white and pink diamonds. Retails at SGD $3,125,000.

Glajz-Thg - Kimberley Red Diamond Ring-tile

Timeless elegance comes in the form of Pear-shaped rose-cut multi-colour diamond earrings, totalling 11.65 ct, with detachable pair of 8ct diamonds on each side. Crafted by Singapore-based Afghan Malaya Trading Co Ptd Ltd (booth EP 211)

Afghan Malaya - Pear shape-tile

Other stunning pieces include…

1.30 pear fancy orange pink ring by Yoel Deil Diamonds Ltd (booth M113) from Israel and

Yoel Deil Diamonds - Pear Fancy Orange Pink-tile

Temptation Bracelet, featuring 3.93 ct diamonds and 1.68 ct rubies set in gold by Italian Massimo Raiteri (booth EP 215)

Massimo Raiteri temptation bracelet-tile

To suit every budget, Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair also brings wallet-friendly pieces to consumers, with prices starting as low as SGD $125. This graceful Zircon Pendent in white silver and fresh water pearl from Finca Fine Works of Art Co Ltd (booth K120) can be yours for only SGD $240.

Zircon Pendant in White Silver with FW Pearl

If you’d like to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of fine jewellery, check out the daily 30 minute seminars hosted by GIA Laboratory Bangkok, GIT and JDMIS.

Visitor pre-registration is available at http://singaporejewellerygemfair.com/visitor/registration

Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014
23rd-26 Oct
Marina Bay Sands
1am till 8pm (7pm on the last day)

The Handburger

At the Handburger, everything is handmade from scratch and hence the name. Buns are baked on site, sauces freshly whipped up, patties made omitting fillers, MSG, preservatives or artificial flavorings. It’s located within The Soup Spoon Union, which also houses The Soup Spoon and Soup Broth Asia Noodle Bar. Diners have the flexibility to order from all 3 different concepts.


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SEA Aquarium

A long overdue post of our eye-opening outing at SEA Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium. The massive space is divided into several zones, namely Strait of Karimata & Java Sea, Strait of Malacca and Andaman Sea, Bay of Bengal & Laccadive Sea, Ocean Journey, Open Ocean, Persian Gulf & Arabian Sea, Red Sea, East Africa, South China Sea and Shark Seas.



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Black Chicken Remedies

As a busy working woman in Singapore, my skin is often exposed to oxidative stress caused by external aggressors like UV rays and pollutants, causing it to look yellowish and tired. I visited beaute by Kew to check out her new Australian Black Chicken Remedies facial which promises to renew, re-balance and re-energize the skin, body and senses.


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