Founders Bak Kut Teh @ Jalan Sultan

To all bah kut teh fans, Founders Bak Kut Teh has expanded from the one located at Balestier Road to a brand new branch at Jalan Sultan, right where Hotel Boss is situated.

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Founder Bah Kut Teh was founded since 1978.  photo IMG_4247_zpsbh4f5mgn.jpg

The brand new Founders Bak Kut Teh is located at 500 Jalan Sultan. photo IMG_4839_zpsymlqdejb.jpg

Bah kut teh (also known as rou gu cha), is a meat dish cooked in broth. Founder Bah Kut Teh has been serving delectable Teochew-style pork rib soup since 1978. The bah kut teh soup is made using the freshest pork and a blend of pepper and spices from Mr Chua Chwee Whatt’s recipe.

If you are not a bah kut teh usual, these are the combi when you dine in:

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Braised Bean Curd Skin photo IMG_4845_zpsvnwfqjvt.jpg

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You Tiao (dough fritters) is one of the main sides too! Soak them in the hot soup and down it! photo IMG_4246_zpshpkuldbj.jpg

Having to know that Founder Bah Kut Teh is well known among the celebrities too! Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong stars Jay Chou, Emil Chau, Eason Chan, S.H.E, Zhang Zi Yi and local celebrities such as Fann Wong and Stefanie Sun visited the restaurant before.

with the founder, Mr Chua Chwee Whatt. photo IMG_4836_zpsh0zftlbg.png

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It was a pleasure meeting Mr Chua.

347 Balestier Road, Singapore 329777
Tel: +65 6352 6192
Business Hours: 12 to 2.30pm, 6pm to 2am (daily except Tuesdays)

500 Jalan Sultan #01-09 Singapore 199020 Tel: +65 6816 2582
Business hours: 11 am to 5 am daily

Puri Indah Mall 2nd Floor, Unit #240, Jakarta Barat 11610 Tel: +62 (021) 582 2580
Business hours: 10 am to 10 pm

Follow Founder Bak Kut Teh
Facebook: Instagram: @FounderBKT #founderbakkutteh

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36 Hours In Maldives

… and so I thought India would be my last trip of the year. Little did I know I’ve got Maldives as a Christmas gift! Yes, I’m counting my blessings. Maldives has always been on my “Places-To-Go” list but I never thought it’d be so soon.

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It was rather last minute. I was having dinner on 23rd night and this random idea popped since I’ve got no solid plans followed by all the confirmations on the 24th morning. Thus, all I need to do was just pack for the weekend and I’m good to go! Yes, very random. I can’t stay put and I just wanna be everywhere but I’m pretty sure Maldives wasn’t in the plan before. Its a dream all along which I didn’t expect that I manage to realize it within hours. Indeed very happy and excited to board the 5-hour plane via TigerAir from Singapore to Male!

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Just when Maldives is indeed a honeymoon destination. The colour of the turquoise sea is so calm that it will drown all your sorrows away. The peaceful island brings serenity to your soul. I took an hour of boat ride from the airport to Makunudu Island, a private island with a resort which hosts only 35 villas.

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Lunch at the Makunudu Island Resort! Well, picture taken without editing. You don’t need to edit. The view is pretty as it is.
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The beach is right at the door step! photo IMG_2751_zpskweocx31.jpg

Now, time for some social media detox. Yes, all your facebook likes/shares can wait. Lets just put your phone on flight mode and enjoy while it lasts. Well, there’s quite a number of things you can do within 36 hours in Maldives.

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I’ll definitely pay Male City a visit during my next trip. Its time for some Vitamin Sea! Joined the resort’s activities as they have scheduled agendas for the guests. Thus, we were taken to the sea for Night Fishing. It is called Night Fishing cuz its close to dawn and we will only return to our island after the fireball has gone down.

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 Absorbing some Maldivian sun. photo IMG_2830_zpsdgk5ezln.jpg

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Makunudu Island Resort has got a range of ala carte lunch and dinner menu to choose from. Dinner was good and I still love the scrumptious tomato soup very much!

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When in Maldives, one do not miss out the awesome underwater world. Diving is a must. If you do not have a license to dive, then snorkeling is the alternative. One must not stay away from the ocean because the beauty of Maldives is beneath the water! I saw turtles, no, not Ninja Turtles but Hawksbil turtle. Can you imagine swimming with them, so close, so surreal. Now I gotta fork out some money to invest in an underwater camera. Its so pretty down there that I’d love to share but I do not have any pictures this round :(

Shark watching at night. These were just part of it. There were many and its pretty mesmerizing watching them. I was told you can actually swim with them, they are harmless. The sky was so pretty with so many stars twinkling in the dark. Just so pretty with minimal light contamination. photo IMG_2764_zpsezywjcki.jpg

No rush. You can do quite a lot within 36 hours or you can choose to chill all day!

My bumpy ride back to the airport :( I’m missing Maldives already!

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Came home a shade darker but I’m fine with it! Can’t wait to return!

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Celebrating 2016 with Uber

Its time of the year again for everyone to be merry, celebrating all joyous successes we have gone thru in year 2015.

For a change to avoid all congestion on the road, let me introduce Uber to you! Easing our life as we usher in 2016! Uber focuses on CELEBRATING AND NOT ON PARKING!

Making life so much better on this New Year by getting rid of the hassle of looking for parking or getting caught in the mad jams! Uber helps to eliminate the long queues to pay parking tickets too. Here, Uber converts the hassle of looking for legal parking spaces + payments of parking tickets (or perhaps summons) into finger tips. All you need to do is to download the Uber app on by Android or iOS phones and have an active Debit/Credit card on hand. Yes, Uber goes cashless too!

After downloading Uber app on your phone, SIGN UP with your contact information then fill up your debit/credit card information and you are good to go!

Adding up the awesome perks, here is a promo code for first time users. Applying promo code “ILUVPG6” entitles you to a free first ride worth RM25! This is a one-time promo code up to 31 January 2016. (*with Terms & Conditions apply)

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Forget the hassle with Uber!

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#TigerAirTakesYouThere: Lucknow

For those who love exploring the world, you will know that Taj Mahal is one of the icon of the world. It is not just a white marble mausoleum but also for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife of three, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River, located in the Agra District in Uttar Pradesh.

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The construction started in 1632 AD and completed in 1648 AD. photo DSC_1101_zpsxar9nqph.jpg

From Lucknow, you can do a road trip all the way to Agra which will take about 7 hours ride. This, you will be able to see what India is all about along your way during the journey to Lucknow and from Agra.

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Now, TigerAir has direct flight from Singapore to Lucknow on weekly basis three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday).

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Being listed under the World Unesco Heritage site, many will not miss the opportunity to visit the Indo-Islamic architecture.

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