#EarthHourSG 2014: Use Your Power!

Earth Hour takes place from 8.30pm for an hour and its an annual event now. This year, WWF-Singapore announced that Singapore has broken its Earth Hour 2013 record of 183 organisations ahead of this year’s event with over 350 organisations planning to switch off to mark their commitment to save the planet!

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WWF-Singapore urges people to ‘Use Your Power’ to drive positive change for the environment. Now, you too can be a superhero for the planet by pledging to take action and commit to one or more than the 4 simple acts at http://earthhour.wwf.sg:

  • Turn air-conditioning up by one degree
  • Switch to LED lighting
  • Use fewer plastic bags
  • Take shorter showers

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Stumbled upon the chickenman! Go vegan peeps! photo 20140329_184652_zps1c5adaa0.jpg

Last year there were 5,000 participants gathered at The Float @ Marina Bay for the official Lights Out ceremony over 400 organisations pledging their support. photo DSC_0728_zpsa5c703d6.jpg photo DSC_0731_zps9f0964d5.jpg

… and this year, with the #Spiderman casts joining the Lights Out n Singapore, bigger crowd is expected. Oh, yea! Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx are in town to join Singapore’s Earth Hour this year.

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with the WWF mascot – the endangered species, PANDA!

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It’s when Singapore has turned into a spidy city! photo 20140329_202113_zpsc234c705.jpg photo 20140329_193229_zps48517a96.jpg photo 20140329_192321_zps1bf2daed.jpg

The world will be watching Singapore! photo 20140329_183732_zpse0b963bf.jpg

Total distraction! Eye candy right before Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx stepped up on the stage :P  photo DSC_0738_zpsb6c9be69.jpg

The Energy Floors – a dance mat for the public to dance on the colourful Energy Floors which converts kinetic energy from their footwork into electricity. In short, this platform is able to generate energy when people steps on it. photo 20140329_194235_zps9eb20295.jpg photo DSC_0751_zps0fcd018c.jpg

The crowd grew bigger as it got closer to 8.30pm. photo DSC_0753_zps5b7ecaa9.jpg

and with the appearance of the Spiderman 2 casts, they decided to do a #selfie!

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As the lights gone out, the crowd was entertained by many performances.

Masia One + Inverse Proportions.
 photo DSC_0781_zpsb0026013.jpgThe Major Sponsors for this year’s Earth Hour campaign in Singapore is Singapore Post, while IKEA and NTUC FairPrice are the sponsors at the same time having Hot FM91.3, Kiss 92FM and UFM 100.3 as the Official Radio Stations as they have their radio deejays as the emcee for the night.

JS Fashion Square, Prangin Mall, Penang

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A woman will never be satisfied for a full wardrobe and they will still brag about not having anything to put on for the certain occasion. Topping the fact that it does not just apply to one girl but close to every girl, a vague statistic goes out to every 9 out of 10 girls will be stating the same thing.

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The other active division in our company is offering uniforms on contract basis. The uniform markets has unable us to offer a more complete service in the apparel industry. To name a few among our corporate clients are Kamdar Group, Highway Authority, MPSP, PDC, Singapore Airlines, AMD, FEDEX and some prominent golf clubs too. Many of them are in fact Government agencies.

Jefferson sponsors men apparel for local TV channels such as RTM, TV3, 8TV & TV9, and providing consignment for men accessories such as tie, belt, etc whilst on the other end, they have JS Fashion Square for the ladies.

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JS Fashion Square offers a variety of apparels from 2-piece (tops and skirts/pants) to dresses. They are all ready-to-wear clothing which is able to cater for many occasions. photo 20140323_123410_zps91392828.jpg

Being a little “my day”, I choose to be colourful :D Well, I always have problems when it comes to attending events as I need to store the many attires upfront so that I won’t have any problems looking for one when time is running out :)

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Something more casual, which you can make it as an office wear too.

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So, now you know where to head to, to hunt for attires :)

JS Fashion Square
Add: 4th floor, Prangin Mall, Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, 10100 George Town, Penang. — at Prangin Mall 4th Floor.
Tel: +6013-4826113
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jsfashionsq

Gardens By The Bay, Singapore

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 photo 20140308_175336_zps5a9ee92b.jpgA true beauty and probably a place to go to when haze invaded the island. Oh, yes. That was exactly what I did, so called a hiatus away from the terrible haze. So this time, I was invited to Gardens By The Bay (GBTB), which is an integral part of Singapore’s “City in a Garden” with a complete tour around which includes War of the Roses, The Sun Pavilion and Children’s Garden.

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Entrance to the Flower Dome. photo 20140308_150744_zps9adeccfd.jpg photo DSC_0798_zps91a5187e.jpg photo DSC_0797_zpsd854e81e.jpg

Beautiful blooming flowers.  photo 20140308_162208_zpsf454a960.jpg photo 20140308_160342_zpsce895e7e.jpg

This plant is known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue! I remember because its unique! photo DSC_0785_zpsa6594aba.jpg

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“War of Roses”, the floral display draws inspiration from an event of the same name that took place in 15th century England. The historical “War of the Roses” was a series of civil wars between the House of Lancaster and the House of York that were vying for the throne of England. Its name drew reference to the emblems associated with the two Houses – the Red Rose of Lancaster and the White Rose of York.

You may proceed to www.gardensbythebay.com,sg/waroftheroses for more details on War of the Roses”, “A Tale of Roses”, and other programmes at Gardens by the Bay.

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The Sun Pavilion is Gardens by the Bay’s latest edition which houses one of the largest cacti and succulent collections in Southeast Asia. It is now a home to 1,000 desert plants which comprises over 100 different species. The 800-square -meter cactus garden is proudly sponsored by Woh Hup (Private) Limited.

… and admission to the Sun Pavilion is free!

More information on The Sun Pavilion is available on www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/sunpavilion.

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The Far East Organization Children’s Garden is all about fun-time for the children scaling 1-hectare of play area. photo 20140308_173055_zpsbeb6e0b2.jpg

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The Far East Organization Children’s Garden is now open to the public and the admission is free! More information is available at www.gardensbythebay.com.sg. photo 20140308_172402_zpsdc353bf9.jpg

The play area operates from 9am to 9pm, and closes for maintenance every Monday (or the next working day if a public holiday falls on a Monday of that week).

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Add:  18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953
Website:  www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gardensbythebay
Youtube:  www.youtube.com/gardensbythebay 
Hashtag:#gardensbythebay

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The Wild Forest Maze in support of WWF

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In support of WWF, the 1st Avenue Mall in Penang organizes The Wild Forest Maze from 21st to 30th March 2014 from 12pm-9pm in conjunction of the Earth Hour.

The booth is located at the main atrium, Lower Ground of 1st Avenue Mall in Penang.  photo 20140322_135553_zpsffe1a84c.jpg

You just need to proceed with some simple steps to participate in the maze. You will first need to get yourself registered at the registration counter with a participation fee of RM5 per participant which all will be proceed to WWF Malaysia’s conservation efforts.

You will then receive a tag with your name on it and collect 2 stamps in the shortest period of time to be in the running to win some attractive prizes! photo 20140322_141306_zpsc8dc2f8e.jpg

Just a quick sneak peak on the prizes available:

Champion: Panasonic Refrigerator
1st Runner Up: Panasonic Air Conditioner
2nd Runner Up: Panasonic Ceiling Fan
4th- 6th Prize: Cash Voucher RM200
7th- 10th Prize: Cash Voucher RM150

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I did not get lost just that I was playing Jane in the maze. photo 20140322_144108_zps2a3f5216.jpg photo 20140322_144248_zps7d416465.jpg photo 20140322_144238_zps42221a29.jpg photo 20140322_144520_zps8c8f67f6.jpg

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Speaking of the competition itself, all the participants need to do is just a few simple steps which all participants will be briefed before the game.

* Enter the maze
* Choose a key
* Find the correct lock and unlock it
* Grab the “treasure” in the box
* Look for the forest angel and answer a question.
* Correctly question answered will earn you 2 stamps and proceed to exit. If failed, return to the forest guardian to get 1 stamp.

The above mentioned steps need to be done in the shortest duration possible.

… and I … and I … oh well, nobody will be able to beat my clocked time; 9 minutes and 24 seconds! Well, well. I was urmm, busy taking photos with the angels :P

The WWF plushies! Yup, its available at the booth and its time to save some some endangered species :D

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… and we hereby pledge to Save The Mother Earth by supporting Earth Hour on 29th March 2014 (Saturday) from 8.30pm- 9.30pm.  photo 1920151_10152103817484495_839271045_n_zps68930f5d.jpg photo 10015026_10152107203688073_1016459018_n_zps217a33e7.jpg

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Switch off all the lights for Earth Hour. You can participate in The Wild Forest Maze which glows in the dark! Yes, the glow in the dark maze is available only on March 29th, 2014 at 8.30pm! Get your self registered and join the fun! photo 1958474_820998614582488_600183236_n_zps0fb6fd60.jpg

Let’s join the million people around this globe to switch off the lights for an hour on March 29th, 2014 at 8.30pm to raise awareness for the planet!

A Day at Gurney Paragon, Penang

Gurney Paragon is the latest mall in town, located along Gurney Drive with a spectacular beachfront sea breeze view. Also, it is now a premier shopping haven for food, fashion, gadgets and many more! Since I was back to Penang this weekend for Edric & YinHui’s wedding reception, so I thought to myself, why not just drop by to check out what’s new since the opening as Gurney Paragon has brought in many international brands which includes Michael Kors, Victoria Secret and many others.

First, we need to fill our stomachs and we stumbled upon Chong Qing Xiao Chu (重庆小厨). A friendly and accommodate lady-boss attended to us and we asked her for recommendations.

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Food served at Chong Qing Xiao Chu (重庆小厨) origins from ChongQing, which the name has reveals itself. It isn’t as oily and no preservatives is used. photo DSC_1706_zpsf9c207d2.jpg photo DSC_1708_zpsa5944fff.jpg photo DSC_1709_zps89a98c1d.jpg

I love the fish soup very much as fresh fish was used blending with slices of ginger and chilli as Chong Qing cuisine is towards the spicy side. photo DSC_1711_zps9dc4e8fe.jpg

Chong Qing Xiao Chu (重庆小厨) focuses on home-cooked and we enjoyed ourselves very much exploring the Chong Qing cuisine.

Chong Qing Xiao Chu (重庆小厨)
Add: 163D-5 05 & 06, Gurney Paragon Mall, No. 163, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang.

Next, we headed to 16 Degree, a place for cigar, wine and bistro. A big cozy place just to catch up with friends and they offer variety of wine, whiskey and imported beer. On top of that, cigar is also available at an affordable price ;)
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It was a great evening to enjoy such pleasant food as well as to get to know more about wine, be it red or white wine. This is how wine is served. Once the cork had been removed, the wine has to be transferred to a wine decanter to provide the wine to “breathe”.

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Had salmon as main course. photo DSC_1746_zpsa3b70a6e.jpg photo DSC_1741_zpsec514fa9.jpg

While waiting for the food to be served, I roamed around to explore the place. 16 Degree offers variety of whisky, liquor, beer and also wine. photo DSC_1725_zpsce1bf2dd.jpg photo DSC_1722_zps14115c97.jpg

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On top of that, I was given a chance to explore the wine a little more. I was taught on wine-pairing as well. Its always interesting to learn new stuff and today, I have learnt to appreciate wine! Do drop by to learn more and understand wine better :)

16 Degree Cigar, Wine & Bistro
Address: 163D-LG-27, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang.

TWG Tea, a classy place for high-tea which serves the finest luxury tea brand in the world. Now, it is also available in Gurney Paragon. Its full most of the time.
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Variety of tea available on the shelf. If you are not able to decide, my advise is, ask! Just ask for recommendation and the friendly staff will be more than happy to serve you.  photo DSC_1773_zps570944d6.jpg

Can buy them as gifts too :)  photo DSC_1760_zpsbbcc5c6b.jpg

Macaron, anyone? There are ten flavours available. Yup, thats the one I love most.

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TWG Tea Salon & Boutique 
Address: L1-10, Level 1, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang.
Tel: +60 4 218 9733

Girls being girls. AGift was then the next stop. We were hunting for perfumes for quite a while which then we decided to drop by at AGift to check out what exactly is AGift offering. AGift is a corporate social responsibility project of Universal Joy Sdn. Bhd.  With significant contributions and creative input from special people.
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Those paintings on the perfume bottles are painted by special people. In a way, this is to provide employment opportunities as well as a form of charity from the public. photo DSC_1797_zps75b5ce5c.jpg

Aside from perfume, there are other items available such as shower creme, hand wash, etc. photo DSC_1798_zpsa55c13eb.jpg

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Testers are available. So, pick the flavour you desire most! photo DSC_1814_zps331a1089.jpg

AGift
Address: Lot L5.P1, Level 5, Gurney Paragon Mall, 10250 Penang.
Tel:  +604 218 9127

 Time flies when you are having great times. Before the sun sets, I gotta rush for Edric & YinHui’s wedding reception and all I remember is I need to look good tonight. Hence, I just need to get a good hair-do right before the dinner.

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 That’s when Hairvenly ease my worries and did me a huge favour. photo DSC_1841_zps297cccb2.jpg photo 20140301_183446_zpsd268aa96.jpg

Wonder how the talented hairstylist gonna transform my hair. I did a bit of snipping which is not significant to tell.

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A bit of snipping, washing and settings took me approximately 45 minutes. Quick enough for me to head over for the dinner.

Tadaaaaaa! So datin weih! I didn’t tell him what I want. I just mentioned I wanna look good and pleasant. Looks like he read my mind! All in all, it cost only RM60 for the entire thing! Its affordable and very convenient for me as I manage to get so many things done under one roof!
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Hairvenly Image Studio
Address: 163D-7-07, Level 7, Gurney Paragon Mall, 10250 Penang.
Tel:  +604 218 9053

Haven’t done this in ages, spending so much time in a mall. Best part is, I have done everything I want to and need to do under one roof!