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    Singapore News

  • CDAC raises S$17.8m at charity dinner

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    The money will go into the CDAC Endowment Fund and will be used to expand the Council's outreach activities. SINGAPORE: The Chinese Development Assistance Council raised S$17.8 million at a charity fundraising dinner held on Friday evening.
  • IMF warning calls for introspection

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:17 pm
    The International Monetary Fund's warning of the risk to Singapore, arising from restrictions on foreign labour supply that could affect competitiveness, provides a corrective dose of reality in a contemporary climate soured in parts by anti-foreigner feelings. An insular approach to the economy has its costs, the IMF's reminder makes clear.
  • Lee Kuan Yew revisits Battle for Merger at National Library

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Former PM Lee Kuan Yew made a visit to The Battle for Merger Exhibition at the National Library on Wednesday, where he "commended the team for their thorough research", said DPM Teo. Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at The Battle For Merger Exhibition at the National Library.
  • Wax figures of Lee Kuan Yew and his late wife unveiled at Madame Tussauds Singapore

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:40 am
    Wax figures of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and his late wife Kwa Geok Choo have been unveiled at the Madame Tussauds Singapore wax museum, which had its grand opening on Thursday. Wax figures of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and his late wife Kwa Geok Choo have been unveiled at the Madame Tussauds Singapore wax museum, which had its grand opening on Thursday.
  • Finally on! KL-S'pore high-speed rail work to start in 2015

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    THE construction of the high-speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is expected to start at the end of next year. Land Public Transport Commission chairman Tan Sri Dr Syed Hamid Albar said the project's feasibility study, carried out by the commission, had been submitted to the Malaysian and Singaporean governments and a meeting between the two governments would be held early next year to finalise the details.
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  • Hello 東京, once again

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    This is the scene that greeted me when I landed in Narita after a redeye flight from Singapore. Rain, gray skies and cold weather. The only thing that cheered me up was the sign that said "Free wifi in Narita". The SQ flight itself to Tokyo was great. New entertainment system and the usual great service. I had a whole row of seats to myself too. I watched A Million Ways to Die in the West by Seth MacFarlane, and found a million ways to die of boredom from that movie. After picking up my rental portable internet router from the airport post office, I donned my down jacket and rain jacket and…
  • See What Show: Fury

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:16 am
    Fury was a fierce WWII movie. Epic tank battles, killing Nazis, gritty underdogs what's not to like? The middle was a bit draggy though. The movie is no Inglourious Basterds, even both movies have Brad Pitt in it. Fury takes itself very seriously and sometimes, that drags the pace down. We get it. War is terrible. People die. Body parts have to be cleaned off the inside of tanks. When Fury gets to the fighting parts, it is clobbering time. And even it's even more entertaining when you know that the Americans are using peashooter M4A3E8 Sherman tanks against vastly superior German Tiger tanks.
  • No train service between Marina Bay and Marina Bay?

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm
    At first, we thought it was MarinaBayception. Actually it was guagua-ception.
  • Somebody going to sign many many extra liao

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    "GENNERMEN! THE TRAINING MATADOR ANTI-TANK MISSILE LAUNCHER GO WHERE LIAO?" "Siao liao, Sergeant, I left it at the roadside near Old Chua Kang Rd…" "YOU LIKE TO GO DB, ISSIT? YOU WANT TO SELL IT AT BEACH ROAD ARMY MARKET ISSIT? GO AND GET IT BACK, YOU CHOW KOTEK!" TODAY report: [photo via VoteWisely/HardwareZone] This just begs to be photoshopped into everyone's favorite army photo… [photoshopped photo via Jashorn]
  • By the River Vltava: a Photo Essay

    15 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    Walking the bridges and river of Prague: Click on the link above or view via the embedded version below. By the River Vltava by Kinmun "mrbrown" Lee on Exposure
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    Latest Articles -

  • Is S’pore a spoilt nation? |
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    Here is a documentary video featuring interviews with everyday Singaporeans asking for their views about Singapore, such as if we are too privileged and if we have gotten all our priorities wrong. It is like a blog post but in video form. It was uploaded on YouTube on Oct. 20, 2014, co-produced by Obey Singapore , an, erm, clothing company. Here are some choice quotes from the video for you to chew on: “The life in Singapore now is getting very complicated.” George Guan, Taxi driver “We are extremely spoilt. We are ridiculously spoilt, because we have everything here and we expect…
  • Garuda Indonesia Increases Singapore – Jakarta Capacity |
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Garuda Indonesia Airbus aircraft at Toulouse Garuda Indonesia, is increasing capacity on its Jakarta – Singapore route by operating larger capacity aircraft in response to the strong demand. There are nine daily flights between the two cities now. Instead of using the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the airline will deploy its third 222-seater Airbus A330-200 aircraft on GA825 which departs Singapore at 10am. To celebrate this launch, Garuda Indonesia will be running a Business Class promotion from S$788 on selected return flights from now till 22 December 2014, for travel till 23 December 2014.
  • ION Orchard Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:56 pm
    This year ION Orchard celebrates its fifth anniversary. A private gala dinner was held at level one inside the mall just outside Sephora seating some 120 people. Dinner and cocktails from the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore were served last Thursday. The mall will be working closely with American Express as its new official card.
  • Review: Etihad Airways First & Business Class Lounge Sydney
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Guests flying on Etihad Airways Diamond First Class and Pearl Business Class as well as qualified members of Etihad Guest loyalty programme, Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer Gold and Platinum Members and Virgin Australia Business Class guests flying to Abu Dhabi are able to use the lounge. Guests from other codeshare and partner airlines flying on Etihad Airways or Virgin Australia operated Sydney-Abu Dhabi services may use the lounge.
  • iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3 available from SingTel
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    SingTel will be offering unlimited hi-speed Wi-Fi usage till 31 July 2015 and subsequently the broadband plans will come with only 2GB of data allowance. SingTel’s Wi-Fi network can provide connectivity of five times faster than the typical free public Wi-Fi services. By March next year, there will be some 1,000 hotspots at more than 100 locations islandwide and is expected to double by March net year.
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    MINDEF News Releases

  • SAF Imagery Support Group Provides Support to Humanitarian and Peace Support Operations

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen visited the Imagery Support Group (ISG) this afternoon. During the visit, Dr Ng toured the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Mapping Unit and was briefed on the mapping process and imagery reports. Dr Ng also observed SAF Mapping Unit's capabilities in producing realistic three-dimensional virtual maps.
  • 285 Commissioned as SAF Officers

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Minister for Manpower Mr Tan Chuan-Jin reviewed a commissioning parade at the SAFTI Military Institute this evening, where 240 Army and 45 Air Force officer cadets were commissioned as officers of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).
  • Singapore and France Strengthen Defence Relations Through 14th Defence Policy Dialogue

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    France's Director for Strategic Affairs Philippe Errera, who is visiting Singapore from 15 to 17 October 2014, co-chaired the 14th Singapore-France Defence Policy Dialogue (DPD) with Permanent Secretary (Defence) Mr Chan Yeng Kit at the Ministry of Defence today. The DPD is a longstanding forum for both countries to regularly exchange views on strategic issues of mutual interest and discuss defence cooperation. As part of his visit, Mr Errera called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen and visited 126 Squadron.
  • Permanent Secretary for Defence Visits FPDA Exercise

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Permanent Secretary for Defence Mr Chan Yeng Kit and senior officials from the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) member-nations visited Exercise Bersama Lima 2014 today. The exercise is hosted by Singapore and is taking place from 7 to 21 October 2014.
  • Singapore Hosts Special Forces Commanders' Conference - Mutual Sharing and Learning by Militaries Needed to Counter Security Threats

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen hosted lunch for the heads of delegation of the participating countries at the Special Forces Commanders' Conference (SFCC) this afternoon. The second SFCC, organised by the Singapore Armed Forces, is held from 15 to 16 October 2014 and is attended by about 400 participants from 15 countries.
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    Figure Skating in Singapore

  • Holiday Seminar On Ice

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    The Rink is organising a series of seminars on ice during the holidays - for just $35 per session, this is a steal! I will be presenting the TEAM SKATING session - introducing Ice Dance, Pairs and Synchronised Skating to skaters here. Come join us!!
  • 21 Apr 2014 | 12:19 am

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:19 am
    Another practise video from this morning. These are mostly spins
  • Coaching Seminar with Mark Cockerell

    5 Nov 2013 | 8:10 pm
    Former Olympian, Mark Cockerell, was in Singapore the past week for seminars and coaching sessions. Mark conducted a coach's seminar, which was informative and interesting! We had some skaters just out of our SkateStar programs doing jumps they had never learned before... Salchow, toe loop, and even the loop jump!
  • TBISC Ice Time at The Rink!

    28 Oct 2013 | 6:57 am
    Tropical Blades Ice Skating Club has booked ice time at The Rink (Jcube). Date: Thursday 7 November 2013 Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm Program for the evening - 7.30 - 8.15 pm:  Practise Session 1 (45-min) 8.15 - 8.45 pm:  Stroking Class (30-min) 8.45 - 9.30 pm:  Practise Session 2 (45-min) * To join the stroking class, skaters must book at least one practise session  ** Skaters may have lessons during
  • New beauties

    26 Oct 2013 | 8:52 pm
    New skates, freshly mounted, stand on their own. I spent an hour in them today, coaching LTS, and they were absolutely comfortable! Managed to steal a spin after class - yes can do a backspin ^_^ ~* Riedell HLS1500 with Gold Star blades *~
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  • 40+ Freebies & Goodies For Web Designers

    Guest Contributor
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Everyone loves free stuff, right? If you’re a designer who likes having a variety of resources at your fingertips, you’d want to keep your eye out for as many freebies as you can. We’ve put together for you another great collection of freebies. This time, you’ll find icons, templates, mockups, vector elements and much more. From iOS 8 color swatches to a range of fonts that you can use and experiment with, have a look and see if anything strikes your fancy. Recommended Reading: 40+ Freebies & Goodies For Web Designers Mockups Poster PSD Mockup. Need to promote an…
  • 13 Alternative Web Browsers For Smart Phones

    Fahad Khan
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    With the advent of smart phones and availability of high speed Internet, the craze for mobile phone applications with unique and useful features is boosted as well. Considering this craze, one of the very important and core applications for accessing web pages and web sites is the web browser. We all use a web browser to surf the net and check on what’s going on around the world after all. In this post, we feature 13 useful web browsers for mobile phones that you may have not heard of before. From enhanced privacy settings to offering multiple languages, chances are you’ll find a…
  • Famous Internet Firsts: Then & Now [Infographic]

    Anastassia Irina
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    The Internet has been around for awhile now that it’s a bit bizzare to think that it could have some sort of history. Did you know that the first book purchased on Amazon happened in 1995? And there’s plenty more being bought till today. For those of us curious about the rest of the Internet Firsts, the team at WebpageFX have put together this handy infographic. The infographic below covers a range of Internet Firsts. From the first email to the first YouTube video, take a look at this infographic that offers you a look at what occured in the past and how things have grown since…
  • 40 Things You Don’t Expect To Find In Vending Machines

    Leanne Tan
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    The person who thought of the vending machine is a genius for 2 simple reasons: you don’t need to hire personnel to man a vending machine like you would a store, and this keeps things in stock and available for the masses, 24/7. While most of the vending machines you are used to would dispense coffee, soft drinks, packaged food and snacks, these days we can find a lot more variety being offered. Whether it is for convenience, or practicality, or to drive a concept or an idea home, here are 40 things you probably don’t expect to find in a vending machine, but now can. Recommended…
  • 5 YouTube Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    Chances are most of us are quite familiar with YouTube. YouTube is the largest video channel on the Internet with more than 1 billion users visiting each month after all. We can enjoy a variety of videos on YouTube like comedy, pranks, interviews, tutorials, and live events. I bet you have been enjoying countless of hours in YouTube. So, here we’ve put together 5 handy tricks to make YouTube more enjoyable for you. Recommended Reading: More YouTube Tricks 1. Disabling Video Annotation Annotation is a clickable box that overlays on top of YouTube videos. It aims to improve user…
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  • China Glaze Holiday 2014 – Twinkle collection

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Photo source: China Glaze Holiday 2014 – Twinkle collection is now available instock! SGD8 each with free normal postage. Chillin’ With My Snow-Mies – White glitters in a clear base.Meet Me Under The Stars – Silver glitters in a blue-ish grey base polish.Tip Your Hat – Red creme polish.Dancing & Prancing – Multicolor glitters in a clear base.No Peeking! – A shimmery taupe polish.De-Light – Gold glitters and holographic short bar glitters in a clear base. Order now:…
  • Solomon’s Dragon Paracord Survival Bracelets with Black Adjustable Stainless Steel Shackle

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Paracord Survival Bracelet – Solomon’s Dragon Weave with BLACK Adjustable Stainless Steel Shackle Solomon’s Dragon, Multi-colour, Black Adjustable Stainless Steel Shackle (3 positions), S$22 Solomon’s Dragon, Multi-colour, Black Adjustable Stainless Steel Shackle (3 positions), S$22 Solomon’s Dragon, Multi-colour, Black Adjustable Stainless Steel Shackle (3 positions), S$22
  • SA0212 Cute Cheeky Peek A Boo Bra Set

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Sensual Affair Lingerie Online Store | Singapore ** Love Girl Hearts will race: a cheekini that dares to bare with a peek a boo front and strappy back, lots of cheek peek and stretchy lace. Comes with cute matching g-string Keep all eyes on you with our sexy Thigh High Industrial Net with Lace Top stockings. These hold ups are sure to cause a stir and will compliment any outfit or costume.  Model Cute Cheeky Peek A Boo Bra Set Price SGD28 Color As Shown Size Free Code SA0212 Click here to buy this lingerie online now. Click here to buy this lingerie online now. The post SA0212 Cute Cheeky…
  • Save your ears!

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Did you know that earlobes tend to sag with age?  The earlobe starts to lengthen and wearing heavy earrings can only make it worse.  Or if you have thin ear lobes, you may find that drop earrings tend to “fall” forward on your ears. 1st picture, 2nd picture What solutions are out there?  Fillers can help and so can totally needle-free solutions such as BlingDots and Ear Lift. But how about my earrings, you ask.  Can I still wear them?  Yes, but go for alternatives such as ear leverbacks that fit snugly to ear lobes with a secure click.  You…
  • Collection 59 – Autumn Memoir

    Passion Chiffonier
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Carol Floral Dress $32 Very interesting mix of colours in this dress which look so sweet that all ladies are bound to love this! We like the slightly off-shoulder cutting which gives flexibility in how we want to wear it, depending on the occasion. Layer on chunky accessories for a fashionista look. Or go minimalist by wearing it with dainty accessories and let the dress be the focus for the day. Made of neoprene Concealed back zip MeasurementsSize S PTP: 15 inches Length: 31.5 inches Size MPTP: 16.5 inchesLength: 32.5 inches Corey Lace Shorts $28Available in Powder Blue and White Yet another…
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    A Sakura Story

  • Seattle Summer 2014

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    I spent 5 weeks in Seattle this summer enjoying some of the most glorious weather.  Seattle is a great city year round but summers are when it really shines.  When I was booking my trip 5 weeks seemed like such a long time but between working and seeing friends and family it yet again somehow managed to fly by. Some of my highlights of the trip in no particular order were:Playing with my NephewsSpending time with familyEating Mexican FoodEnd of summer salesBoston concert at St. Michelle wineryEating Mexican FoodSeahawks pre-season game (my first game ever!)Filling four suitcases…
  • Seattle - John and Christine wedding

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    John Hawk has been a dear friend of Kingsley and mine for many years and has been one of the most eligible bachelors.  He certainly took his time to meet the right lady but he met such a perfect match in Christine.  John and Christine and Kingsley and I bonded last Christmas on our sailing trip around Palawan island in the Philippines.It was a beautiful wedding on Sept 21st at De Lille winery in Woodinville, Kingsley and I really felt so happy to be there to celebrate their special day.
  • Seattle - Pinky's Wedding

    7 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    One of my favorite moments during my 5 week trip to Seattle this summer was being there for two very special friends weddings.  Pinky and I met at work but quickly became friends, we have known each other for about 6 years.  Pinky had a traditional Sikh wedding in Seattle and she was literally the most beautiful bride ever. The ceremony took place at a temple in Renton on Friday - the groom even rode in on a white horse.  On Saturday we celebrated the reception at the Fremont Foundry.  They hired a DJ from Vancouver who did this awesome mix of modern pop songs with…
  • Organic vs non organic

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    My dilemma every time I go grocery shopping in Singapore.  I can buy non organic produce from China at a fraction of the price of organic from the US.  However, I know organic is better for us and I have some serious doubts about the quality of any produce that comes out of China. But 74 cents vs $14.50 SGD for broccoli! Thats pretty tough to swallow! 
  • Batgirl Haircut

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Kingsley and I tried a new spot for his haircut this weekend and he was inadvertently placed with BATGIRL as his hairdresser.  I'm sure she must have many wonderful super powers but hair styling was sadly not one of them.  We asked for the Bruce Wayne cut but sadly got something more like the Joker... Thank goodness his hair grows quickly!  I'm impressed that after 4 years in Asia, Kingsley is still willing to try new places for his haircuts.
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    Little Green Dot

  • Happy, Healthy & Homemade Granola Recipe

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    What’s your favorite part of cooking? We often say things like  – I love food, I love cooking – but it’s interesting to think about which part of the process really excites you… I think it’s important to understand the reasons why you do things.  Why bake your own granola when you can buy it? Why spend an afternoon making bread? Sure, we can say because it’s healthy – but I think that only scratches the surface. If you dig deeper,  you may find really interesting parts of yourself. Maybe you’re sensory and love the smells…
  • Silky Oat Bath Tea // Recipe + Giveaway

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    Today I’m sharing the very recipe that kickstarted my journey into a life of creating more and consuming less. It’s funny that it’s such a simple recipe – but it carries a big story for me. In 2010, my youngest was born. At the time,  I was detoxifying my home after learning that a trusted brand of baby products I’d used on my firstborn was full of strange chemicals which, had I known, I could never imagine putting on her skin… I started looking to natural options – but I soon realised that it wasn’t going to be easy to make…
  • Photos from the September Simplify Home Workshop

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    At the recent Simplify Home Workshop, I taught my top 5 recipes to make homecare products, using everyday kitchen ingredients. They’re super effective recipes and a great way to simplify and detoxify the home! And when it comes buying homecare products – it’s so important to know what you’re bringing into your home. One brand that I feel good about is Ecover, and when I asked them to partner in this workshop – they were happy to join in! I taught students how to use Ecover’s dish soap – not only to clean the dishes, but also for multi-purpose…
  • A Breakfast Trick to Make The Best Eggs!

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:28 pm
    You’ve got perfectly cooked eggs and beautiful crispy hash-browns, all in one pan. Key word: one-pan! Serve this up for a weekend breakfast – your family will think you’re some of kind of genius! I’ve been making single serving portions in my mini pans, but I have a sneaking suspicion that you could do a larger batch of hash-brown, and crack in a few eggs to make one big serving. PS – I’m considering trying this recipe with sweet potato… what do you think? Either way, it’s so easy – so delicious – give it a try!
  • Take a Rare Glimpse Inside a Singapore Heritage Home

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Ren, founder of Matter – a socially motivated lifestyle brand – invited me to tour her home. Ok, I asked… but that’s one of the perks of writing this blog – I have the privilege of seeing these incredible spaces and I’m delighted to share them with you!  Singapore is a fast-paced, modern city – the nation is just 49 years old – so when I found out Ren lived in a heritage home, I jumped on the opportunity to see a part of history. Ren and her husband spent 2 years renovating their home, which has been in the family for over 20 years…
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    Singapore Travel Blog - Guide to attractions, things to do, nightlife, food & more

  • Halal Catering Singapore – Best 10 Halal Caterers in Singapore

    H Habib
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    If you are looking for the best Halal catering services in Singapore, then you are in for a treat. In this guide of Halal Catering Singapore, you will find a list of some of the finest and most preferred Halal caterers in Singapore. Furthermore, this guide contains information on how [...] The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Know all about Singapore to Kuala Lumpur Bus Ride

    H Habib
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    Having a  Singapore to Kuala Lumpur bus ride is a cheap and viable option that avoids all the problems, stress and headaches when traveling. To know how? Check this out. Total bus ride time: 05-06 Hours (Depending upon traffic)  Total bus ticket expense: S$20 to S$30 (Economy), $50+ Premium bus... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Review of top Singapore Car rental services

    Haqnawaz Habib
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:07 pm
    If you plan on enjoying all the wonderful sites and events that Singapore has to offer, it might make sense to get a Singapore car rental  for explore more and visit such a worth seeing sites. Let’s take a look into brief  Singapore car rental services. Like many other places there [...] The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best Hawker Centers in Singapore

    H Habib
    2 Jun 2014 | 3:17 am
    A trip to Singapore is a culinary journey that will please your taste buds and gratify your stomach. From its traditional Asian meals to exotic cuisines like Russian, Arabic and Moroccan, the Lion City is truly a foodie’s paradise known for its world-class cuisines and high-end restaurants.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Flower Delivery Singapore – 10 best Flower Shops in Singapore

    H Habib
    6 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In this article of flower delivery Singapore we are reviewing 10 best shops in Singapore for flower delivery. We will also discuss various flower types that you can give as a gift based on occasion. Flowers are one of the most traditional, classic and thoughtful gifts you can give to [...] The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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