Tag: singapore

Peek Into The Marina Bay Sands Straits Suite

Posted on July 26th, by joanna in Uncover, Unwind. No Comments

The Marina Bay Sands – shaping the Singapore skyline. Pictures from the infinity pool and skypark can be found on every visitor’s facebook, but here we’ll like to show you what took our breath away: The Straits Suite

Enter your two-bedroom suit by private lifts, where a beautiful grand piano sits as the focal point in the living room

The living room is divided into two sections, each with their own TV.. No
More fighting over which channel to watch

A karaoke room!

The second, smaller bedroom. I like the slight turquoise colour scheme in this.

In the master bedroom, don’t judge by the size of the bed but what else is there. Not shown is the walk-in wardrobe, the mini gym, sauna, steambath and spa table.

The bathroom is HUGE! Just for the master bedroom, there are two bathrooms, both with tubs, showers and double … Read More »

In Search Of Cheongsam: Exquisite Inspirations

Posted on June 26th, by joanna in Uncategorized, Uncover. No Comments

The traditional Chinese dress, the Qipao, also known as Cheongsam, has evolved through the years since the 1920s, and has been worn by Chinese women around the world. It’s symbolism might have changed – from a symbol of modernity in the 20’s in China, the showcase of the Chinese roots for overseas Chinese women in the 30’s and 40’s, to an everyday trendy working dress for the Singapore women in the 50’s and 60’s, to it’s present day versatility of a formal dress as well as a subject of reinterpretation by designers.



We visited the exhibition, In The Mood For Cheongsam (which ran from 28 Mar 2012 – 27 June 2012) at the National Museum of Singapore to view the collection of beautiful pieces. Here are some highlights.



In the 1930s, the burn-out effect of using chemicals to create a floral pattern … Read More »


-Act of leaving behind life’s burden, roles, expectations, responsibilities.

-Welcoming new knowledge, developing new relationships, people, new directions.

-Removal + releasing clutter, the unnecessary, negatives.

-Stripping set rules, perceptions, prenotions, assumptions, standards, and old habits.

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