Plaza Premium Group and SATS jointly win Lounge Contract with Singapore Changi Airport

Plaza Premium Group and SATS join forces to provide independent airport lounge
services to all travellers in the New Terminal 4 of Changi Airport

The image above is the rendering of Blossom – SATS & Plaza Premium Lounge. It represents an artist’s impression of the airport lounge in Changi Airport Terminal 4 to be opened later this year.

Plaza Premium Group (the Group), the pioneer and industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services as well as running the largest independent airport lounge network around the world, is pleased to announce that its group member Plaza Premium Lounge Investment China Limited has been awarded an airport lounge contract in partnership with SATS Ltd. (SATS)’s wholly-owned subsidiary SATS Airport Services Pte Ltd by Changi Airport Group (CAG). Both partners are to jointly design, build, operate and manage a brand new lounge named Blossom – SATS & Plaza Premium Lounge (Blossom Lounge) as the only independent airport lounge in the new Terminal 4 (T4) of Changi Airport (Changi) in Singapore for the next six years. Located at Level 2M within the transit area, the lounge will take up a space of approximately 1,100 square metres with about 280 seats. Slated to soft open later this year alongside the official commencement of T4 operations, Blossom Lounge will offer hospitality, bar, catering, shower, massage, manicure and pedicure, front-of-house and housekeeping services etc. to the guest travellers with around-the-clock operations. Mr. Song Hoi-see, Founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Group, said “We are excited to be awarded by CAG again, and this time collaborate with SATS to introduce SKYTRAX world’s best airport lounge service to the new T4 through our new lounge, offering exceptional hospitality and a seamless airport experience to Changi travellers. In addition to Plaza Premium Lounge in Changi T1, we look forward to welcoming all travellers through another world- class airport lounge facility in association with SATS.”

As the first airport lounge network to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification, the Group has been operating airport lounges, and providing lounge management services for leading airlines, alliances and corporation in more than 150 locations across 36 international airports, serving over 12 million passengers annually. It has received a host of accolades for its hospitality and independent airport lounges, which are bestowed by SKYTRAX in June 2017 the world’s best independent airport lounge award for the second year running.

About Plaza Premium Group
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Plaza Premium Group is the pioneer and industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services in over 150 locations of 36 international airports across the world, with a collective goal of ‘enhancing your airport experience’. The Group comprises four core airport services, Airport Lounge, Airport Transit Hotel, Airport Meet & Greet Service, and Airport Dining.

The Group currently employs over 4,000 staff and serves over 12 million passengers around the world annually. The Group is dedicated to providing quality services and possesses proprietary knowledge in airport hospitality industry. By continuously surpassing travellers’ expectation, the Group’s network is rapidly growing across major international airports around the world.

About Plaza Premium Lounge
Plaza Premium Lounge, the world’s largest independent airport lounge network, gives travellers a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the airport, a home away from home, by providing a space with top-notch services and facilities for travellers departing, transiting and arriving at major international airports including Abu Dhabi, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Toronto and Vancouver. Comfortable seating, enticing food and beverage selection, showers with amenities, private resting suites, VIP rooms, recharging stations, Wi-Fi, computer workstations are but a few of the services offered to enhance the airport experience.
As the first airport lounge network to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification, we are committed to consistently providing quality services and continual improvement for
valued customers. By putting into action, the best ideas and practices from across the network and around the world, we focus on innovative and quality products and services.

On top of the sublime and opulent independent airport lounges that are in operation, we also manage lounges for leading airlines and alliances including Cathay Pacific Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, SkyTeam, Star Alliance and American Express.

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[SINGAPORE]: “A Galaxy of Moons & Stars” by The Gem Museum

The Gem Museum presents “A Galaxy of Moons & Stars”. If you ask me, I am completely clueless. Here is some background of the gems introduced by The Gem Museum during my visit.

Moonstone is the name given to the member of a feldspar group of gemstones. They are remarkable for their chatoyancy or adularescence (Glow or inner light). This effect is in the form of a white shimmer, similar to moonshine, caused by structural anomalies within the crystal formation.


Fine moonstone is quite rare. It is found in various locales including the United States but the finest and most abundant sources are in Burma, Sri Lanka and India. Moonstone’s body color can range from colorless to white, gray, brown, yellow, orange, green, or peach. But its beauty is in its sheen, which can be white to deep flame blue.

Star stones are part of a special group of phenomenal gems in the world of gemstones. These stones exhibit special optical phenomena, including asterism (star effect), color gradation (cat’s eye effect) adularescence (flickering light) and iridescence (rainbow effect).

Since these phenomenal gemstones are relatively rare they attract the attention of the collectors. In some cases, all or most of gems belonging to a particular species exhibit the phenomenon, as well as most moonstones exhibit adularescence for example. But in other cases the optical effect is seen only occasionally in a certain type of gemstone and these rare cases are of particular interest to the
collectors.

Asterism or star effect is an example of an optical phenomenon that is rarely found in a small number of precious stones cut as cabochons. The examples are the star sapphire and star ruby. But asterism can occur also in quartz, spinel, citrine, diopside, and garnet. The reason that asterism is so rare is that it is necessary the gem to contain inclusions of rutile needles that are arranged in a way as to reflect the light in a shape with many rays forming a star.

To allow festival-goers a better understanding of the beauty of these gemstones, the museum will also run a short presentation on reasons these gemstones appear to give off their characteristic moon-ish glow and starry brilliance when placed under light.

Taking place from 18 to 26 August 2017 (Closed on Sunday), admission to The Gem museum is FREE.

Visiting hours will be extended from 3pm to 10pm during the night festival and an exclusive collection of stunning moonstones and star stones will be made available for sale. Futhermore, festival-goers can also look forward to take home an exquisite piece of moonstone, star stone or any precious natural gemstone with just a $20 mystery dip!

For more information, please visit http://thegemmuseum.gallery/.


 

About The Gem Musuem
Founded on June 1 st 2015 by Ms. Loke Huiying and Mr. Tay Kunming, The Gem Museum is Singapore’s first and most comprehensive private gem museum open to the public. It aims to become the international platform that bridges the gemstone industry and the rest of the world.

The Gem Museum features a wide variety of gemstones and minerals from around the world. Besides being committed to showcase some of the world’s most precious and rare gemstones, it is a place where learning is highly favoured and relationship building within the industry is encouraged. Most of the gems and minerals on display belong to the private collection of Far East Gem Institute’s founder, Mr. Tay Thye Sun.

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[SINGAPORE]: Ju Hao @ Parkway Parade Social Square

Ju Hao is now available at Social Square, Parkway Parade. Newly introduced at Social Square, Parkway Parade on July 31st 2017. For those who do not know about Ju Hao, allow me to walk you through. Ju Hao fills your stomach with authentic Nothern Chinese cuisine.

Signature Ice Mint Yuzu Tea is da bomb! It is served in a small pitcher, with a content which value for money. Tastes refreshing and I love the combination of mint and yuzu!

It has a open-kitchen concept where you can have a view of “what’s brewing” in the kitchen. In this case, you will be able to witness the skillful team freshly hand make the signature steamed xiao long bao and continuously integrating local favourites like the Singapore Chilli Crab.

Here is a basket of xiao long bao, traditionally served in a small bamboo steaming baskets, locally known as xiao long in Chinese.

As an opening special, Ju Hao is offering 50% off for their freshly hand made xiao long bao (5pcs) with T&C applies. 

  • Original flyers must be presented to enjoy this promotion
  • This offer is valid till 30 Sept 2017
  • For dine-in only
  • Only  valid at Parkway Parade, Ju Hao #03-26

Also, you can always throw a corporate event or a family gathering at Social Square, as this venue is able to host about 160 pax to 180 pax.

For a change, you may opt for Chocolate Dumpling, tastes unique as it has a blend of Chinese and Western.

For those can’t live without rice, one of the best dish Ju Hao offers would be Prawn Fried Rice. Prawns taste fresh and the fried rice has the wok hei. Highly recommended for diners who dine alone or need a quick meal.

Triple Treasure Signature Noodle, served with beef brisket, sliced beef and shrimp & pork wanton.

 

Western Food

Aside from Chinese, diners are given the option to go for Western food too. 

  • John Dees Ribeye
    • Angus beef, grain fed 180 days, aged between 4-6 weeks. Super gold  Marbling, score 3 minimum, servied with hotstone plate
    • +1 side dish : +$3
    • +2 side dishes : +$5

 

Japanese Cuisine

  • Mango & Avocado Dragon Roll
    • Served with fried prawn wrapped in sushi rice with mango, avocado and fish roe

 

  • Sashimi Juu
    • Mixed sashimi, salmon roll, tamago, kani stick with sushi rice

 

Add: 80 Marine Parade Road #03-26 Parkway Parade (Singapore) 449269
Tel: +65 6348 7262
Opening Hours:
Sun-Thurs: 11.30am-10.00pm
Fri-Sat: 11.30am-10.30pm

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/juhaobymof
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/mofgroup

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[PENANG]: The Memory Lane Mufe; Retroactive Museum & Cafe

Its always good to be home. Home means, so much of cafe hunting or perhaps exploring new cozy places for a gathering with friends and family. Stumbled on a nostalgic cafe which brings back much “back then” memories.

Back then, sundry shops look like this, where there are comic stands, biscuits and all other things which you can find in a small, compact shop.

The Memory Lane Mufe is a Retroactive Museum & Cafe, where you can dine in for a cup of kopi with toast and with a Retroactive Museum. It will cost RM5 per pax and here are some of the pictures to share.

Bet these are instagram worthy kinda pictures.  Well, if you are not afraid of the heat, you can always opt to sit outdoor. It does give you the nostalgic feel too 😉

 

 

Operation hours: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Contact: 04 229 3232
Address: 32, Jalan Service, 10050, Georgetown, Penang.
FREE WIFI 🙂 

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[Penang]: Entopia, Teluk Bahang

Entopia was formerly known as Penang Butterfly Farm before the major face-lift, to the current Entopia.

It turns into an open concept where. The brand new Entopia now has lesser caged animals. There are dining area as well as learning corner, for kids in enhancing their knowledge of a butterfly’s life cycle.

Friends of Entopia: Where visitors can sign up as a member. 
Enjoy these privileges as a member:

  • Unlimited entries to Entopia for 365 days.
  • A 15% discount on food and beverage at Tapestree.
  • A 15% discount on selected items at the Entopia Store.
  • A 15% discount on entrance ticket purchases.
  • Discounts to our Nature Learning Programmes
  • Exclusive and early invitation to our Nature Awareness events, programmes and activities.
  • Meet and join Entopians and other Friends at The Atlas.
  • Join hands with Entopians to participate in Nature Conservation
  • Free nature activity kit (worth RM35.00)
  • Exclusive access to the members only lounge, The Atlas with free Wifi, coffee and tea.
  • Priority ticket redemption at the Edu Helpdesk counter.
    Membership Plans Per Annum Fee
    Single Adult MYR188.00
    Single Senior Citizen MYR108.00
    2 Adults + 1 Child MYR368.00
    2 Adults + 2 Children MYR398.00
    2 Adults + 3 Children MYR468.00

Tickets can be purchased online: ONLINE TICKETING depending on the day you will drop by. For those who are holding MYKAD, you will get to enjoy Special MYKAD rate at 10% off Normal Price. Note that you have to purchase your tickets 3 days in advance to be entitled for the discount. Aside from the Special MYKAD rate:

Entopia offers Penang Kia Day!

  • Enjoy Adult tickets at RM39 and Child tickets at RM23.
  • Promo is applicable for Penang residents on Wednesday only (inclusive of public holidays and school holidays).
  • Promo is applicable for WALK-IN only and proof of identification MUST be presented at the ticketing counters for verification purposes.
  • Not valid with other on-going promotions, offers, group purchases, events or functions.
  • Offer valid until 31 December 2017.

 

ADDRESS: 830 JALAN TELUK BAHANG, 11050 PENANG, MALAYSIA
PHONE: (604)-8888-111
EMAIL: INFO@ENTOPIA.COM

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