Saturday, January 21, 2017

SoftRock Living | Bohemian Artisanal Bean Bag

Upon receiving this Bohemian Artisanal Bean Bag from SoftRock Living..
I was wondering where I should place this.
Kept me thinking a while...
And I decided to place it at my previous mini-gym area where I cleared all my dumbbells and bench.
I chose a Granite colour for my bean bag.
The other colour would be Sandstone.

The Granite coloured bean bag blends in very well to this slot and the interior of my house.. with bright tiles which shows a contrast between the bean bag and the floor. And it matches well with the dark-coloured furnitures in my house too! :)
Lounging onto the bean bag just feel so right and relaxing!
Lets take a look at the bean bag in full detail.
The Bohemian is a fusion of classic and unconventional. Marrying the sleekness of a recliner with the comfort of a bean bag, this lounger could not possibly get any better.
But it did.
Never satisfied with resting on their laurels, the designers at SoftRock Living have tinkered under the hood so to speak, and have produced an entirely different Bohemian under the covers. Literally. The Bohemian’s cover is now entirely removable, which makes cleaning by machine-washing now possible, if you wanted to.
But that’s not all. The inner bag, a durable fabric bag which snugly fits into the cover, has its own added features. Apart from a high quality child-proof zipper to prevent accidental opening, the Bohemian inner bag has certain structural designs that allow the owner to sink in even more snugly than before.
A closer look at the Granite color of the bean bag.. there's a few shades of grey which makes it even more unique. The material used is a sofa chenille fabric that is really comfortable to sit in, not too rough and just right.

At the side of the bean bag, there's a small compartment for your remote control or whatever things that you wanna tuck it in.
Just like this.. I tucked in my TV remote control. :)
And as mentioned earlier.. the cover of the bean bag can be removed. It can be removed easily by unzipping it at the bottom from on side to the other. Hence, you can simply put the cover to wash when its dirtied.
I really like this bean bag..
When I first rested on it.. I can feel that my entire body fits so well to it and it was really comfortable and I could just fell asleep in it.

On leisure.. I can sit there to watch TV.

And also reading my favourite magazines & books.
This is wad I need in life when I have a break.
Just to sit back and relax.
(perhaps with some music)
Over here you see the real dog, Tracce!
She has been my cute and obedient dog for 16 years already!
I believe she would love the Bean Bag too! Lol~!
That aside.. This SoftRock Living Artisanal Bean Bag is specially handcrafted in Singapore!
It is of Good Quality and I would definitely recommend it to my friends who would want something chic and comfortable to rest in their living room or anywhere.
Retail price of this Bohemian Bean Bag is $399.
But now you can enjoy a 15% OFF the Bohemian Bean Bag (inclusive of other bean bags) with my promo code below.

Get your hands on to the website and order one Now!
Whilst Stock Last!
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CATHAY - FREEING SG: Rise to the Challenge: Biohazard!

The Cathay collaborates with escape room maestros, Freeing SG, to create “Rise to the Challenge: Biohazard”,  a one-of-a-kind zombie-themed escape room game from 19 – 27 January 2017
SINGAPORE, 16 January 2017 – It’s that time of the year again as zombies invade the big screens and begin their insidious ascent into our subconscious! For the first time, The Cathay is collaborating with escape room maestros, Freeing SG, for a heart-pounding zombie combat mission right in the heart of the city.
From 19 to 27 January at The Cathay’s External Atrium at Level 1, an industrial-themed room will be set up to challenge even the most steel-hearted of zombie fighters. “Rise to the Challenge: Biohazard” will see mankind’s fate lying in the hands of the participants as they attempt to save the world from the impending zombie apocalypse. Participants will also challenge their intellect as they solve mind-boggling Sci-Fi puzzles and take on the mission of freeing the genius scientist held captive by the undead!
Cathay shoppers simply need to spend a minimum of S$10 (in a single receipt) or present a Cathay Cineplex ticket stub to gain entry into the escape room. Alternatively, the general public can also opt to pay S$28 per ticket per person (up to six pax per entry) for the ultimate zombie challenge.
Winning teams with the fastest timings will walk away with Cathay Cineplexes movie vouchers*! Channel your inner Milla and Rise to the Challenge in 2017!
*Please see Annex A for more information on the entrance ticketing, contest mechanics and prizes, or visit
@CathayLifestyle / #CathayRiseToTheChallenge / #CathayLifestyle
* * *
Annex A:
RISE TO THE CHALLENGE: BIOHAZARD – 19 to 27 January, The Cathay, External Atrium at Level 1
Spend & Redeem Entrance Ticket
Spend a min. of $10 (single receipt) or present a Cathay Cineplex ticket stub to qualify.
Pay for Entrance Ticket Pay
$28 per ticket per person, up to 6 pax per entry.

Each participant will get a FREEING SG S$5 discount voucher. T&Cs apply.
First team (regardless of number of pax) with the overall fastest timings to complete the challenge will win 9 pairs of The Cathay Cineplex’s movie vouchers!
Second team to the fifth team (regardless of number of pax) with the subsequent fastest timings will each win 4 pairs The Cathay Cineplex’s movie vouchers.
Announcement of winners and collection details will be done by mid February.
Terms & Conditions:
• Only same-day receipts or ticket stubs are allowed. Reusing of receipt(s) and ticket stubs are not allowed. Re-entry with new receipts or ticket stubs are not allowed.
• Completion of all challenges may take 45 mins depending on everyone’s co-operation.
• Valid redemption dates and time during operational hours.
• Redemption of prizes whilst stocks last.
• Up to 1 (one) receipt or 1 (one) ticket stub allowed per redemption.
• Value of the prizes may vary and are non-returnable and non-exchangeable for cash or otherwise.
• All prize winners are required to provide their name and IC number for audit purpose upon prize collection.
• The staff managing the redemption program reserves the right to disqualify any redemption due to fraud, unreasonable behaviours and invalid receipts produced.
• The Management of Cathay and its event management agency will not accept responsibility for any injury sustained by shoppers whilst redeeming prizes or engaging in other activities.
• The Management of Cathay Organisation reserves the right to amend any terms and conditions or withdraw events and promotions without prior notice. All information is correct at the time of print and is subject to changes without prior notice.

Thursday, January 12, 2017




Every school has its tales of horror and mystery… the marching band is staying over at the school for annual camp and the members decide to “test” if some of their school’s ghostly tales
are for real.

A fat, slow-witted student was constantly bullied by his classmates and the students called him “Giant”. One day, Giant was tricked into an abandoned building in the school. He panicked, ran and died in a freak accident. After the incident, students avoid going to the building and those who wander near would hear a voice asking “Where are you?”…

The library is haunted. It is told that anyone who wants a ghostly encounter should go to the library when it’s empty and disrupt the peace…

Pawadee was murdered when practicing flute in the band’s rehearsal room. Her spirit lingers in
the rehearsal room and will be summon if one plays a note backward.

Directed by : Pass Patthanakumjon
Produced by : Kiatkamon Iamphungporn
Starring : Sedthawut Anusit (Tua); Panida Techasit (Preem); Ekawat Ekudchariya (Best); Latkamon Pinrojkirati (Pim)

I would say its scare level is not too high.. but its pretty exciting and has an interesting plot of different ghost stories within a school.. Its not a very long movie.. about 79-mins run-time, hence you wouldn't be scared for like 2 hours or so.. haha.. Handsome guys in the movie.. so maybe some eye-candies for the girls.. and so maybe the movie not so scary. haha.. :P

Date of Release: 12th January 2017
Rating: PG-13 (Consumer Advice: Horror 惊栗画面)
Language: In Thai with English Subtitle
Run time: 79-mins
Genre: Horror

Movie rating: 7.5/10
Scare level: 6.5/10


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The New Volkswagen Tiguan 2017

5 key facts about the new Tiguan

1. With an optimised body structure and improved aerodynamics, occupants enjoy improved ride comfort and greater safety

2. Thanks to the innovative MQB platform, the Tiguan is packed with state-of-the-art technologies such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking  

3. The new Tiguan makes its debut with new equipment such as the Head-Up Display and Active Info Display, making it one of the most innovative compact SUVs in its class   

4. Engines are now up to 24% more fuel-efficient in the Euro 6 emissions standard, with BlueMotion Technology 

5. The new Tiguan is awarded the top rating of five stars by the independent European consumer protection organisation Euro NCAP  

Singapore, 10 Jan 2017 – It is a great all-rounder with distinctive styling, redefining its class and confidently pointing the way to the future. The new Tiguan is the first sport utility vehicle to be based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB), and it sets new standards in design, comfort and functionality.  

Positioning and design
With the new Tiguan, Volkswagen redefines many aspects of the A-SUV segment, impressing with ride comfort and innovation that are on a level beyond its class. Perfectly thought out from the first to the last millimetre, it appeals to millions of car drivers and their families as a spacious and flexible companion for their everyday business and personal lives – an all- round vehicle of a new era.  

The new Tiguan is the first SUV based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB) – this allows for a dynamic synthesis of design, comfort and functionality. The proportions of the new Tiguan were made to be significantly more dynamic (including lower body, longer wheelbase and larger wheels) and its overall package was improved. The MQB gave Volkswagen designers a new platform that provided the perfect framework for this all-new SUV. The sharpness of the vehicle’s lines show solidarity and precision, and its LED projection headlights deliver 10 per cent better lighting performance compared to halogen headlights.  

In perfect harmony with the expressive exterior is an interior designed to combine excellent space and flexibility of use, allowing for superb comfort under all road conditions. Based on numerous new design solutions, the interior takes up the same SUV design language, and is made more compelling than ever. 

Innovative safety technologies and assistance systems are integrated as standard. This includes Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, proactive occupant protection, and an active bonnet to help safeguard pedestrians and cyclists. The Tiguan is not a crossover between different worlds – rather, it has created its own new and authentic SUV world. This makes it one of the key product pillars of the Volkswagen line-up.

Efficient drivetrains
Two direct injection turbocharged TSI engines are available on the new Tiguan, with power outputs of 110kW / 150 PS and 162 kW / 220 PS. They are more powerful and more fuel-efficient than the comparable EU5 engines of the previous model, with the 150 PS engine having the Active Cylinder Management system (ACT). Both engines are also equipped with a stop-start system and a regenerative braking mode. 

Top marks in Euro NCAP tests
The new Tiguan passed the comprehensive Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) test series with outstanding results –thanks to its first-class package of safety features, including optimised vehicle body structure, a highly effective safety belt, seat and airbag combination and innovative driver assistance systems. Despite the tougher conditions of this year’s tests, it was awarded the top rating of five stars, aggregated from the results in four sub-sections: occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and driver assistance systems. This makes the new Tiguan one of Europe’s safest cars.

Versions and equipment
At launch, the Tiguan Highline 280 TSI will be offered to customers in Singapore. It is powered by a 150 PS TSI engine with 250Nm of torque, and comes with front wheel drive.  
In the following weeks, buyers looking for an even higher level of performance can opt for the Tiguan R-Line 380 TSI with 4MOTION, which has the 220 PS TSI engine with 350Nm of torque under its bonnet. This model also gains extra equipment such as the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Dynamic Chassis Control system (DCC) and ‘Dynaudio Excite Surround’ sound system. 

IN DETAIL – The exterior
New design language makes Tiguan more dynamic than ever
The designers, led by Klaus Bischoff, had one simple ethos: less is more. This theory was the guiding factor in creating the unmistakable SUV profile of the new Tiguan – it combines striking proportions with a clear commitment to sophistication and presence. This is demonstrated through details such as the horizontally aligned unit formed by the radiator grille and headlights, and a higher waist line compared to the previous model. 
The SUV design of the new Tiguan was completely reconfigured in this new generation, heralding a completely new design character for its SUVs. With its new vehicle architecture, the Tiguan is now longer, wider and lower, thereby enabling sportier proportions. The design of the new Tiguan has also garnered it the 2016 iF Design Award – the trophy is one of the world’s most important design awards and is regarded as a recognised hallmark of excellent product design.

Dimensions and design details
The proportions of the Tiguan give it a powerful stance on the road. There is a 33 mm reduction in height to 1,632 mm, and at 4,486 mm in length, it is 60 mm longer than its predecessor. The wheelbase was also extended to 2,681 mm – a gain of 77 mm. This creates a look that stirs the emotions. With a 30 mm growth in width to 1,839 mm, combined with the visual effect of the radiator grille and headlights being aligned horizontally, the front end of the new Tiguan has a significantly wider look. The unmistakable SUV of the new Tiguan radiates power, confidence and control.  

Each line of the Tiguan has a logical purpose. In the concise bumper, the “V” of the bonnet is mirror-inverted into an “A”. The vertical lines all point outward, thereby emphasizing the width and power of the Tiguan. The side profile of the Tiguan is extremely distinctive as well, with the character line being one of the most concise design characteristics of the new Tiguan. This reflects the great creativity of the designers and the equally great know-how of the production specialist at Volkswagen.  

For the first time, the character line is executed twice on the car. Beneath the upper line, a horizontal surface follows as a break, and then there is the second line. This “line dialogue” emphasises the sculpturally flared and therefore powerful looking wheel arches and the shoulder section. In contrast to the previous model, the area above the character line is a flatter and thereby more elegant band of side windows. This band extends into the dynamically angled D-pillars, and all-round visibility was also further improved based on the newly conceptualised roof pillars.  

The lateral character line becomes a defining rear element above the rear lights. The line defines the upper border of the standard LED rear lights in an extremely precise and sharp manner. The lights with their three- dimensional design also show a sharp horizontal cut. This cut continues as a line between the rear lights and forms a trailing edge that is important for aerodynamics. Another style-defining feature is that the entire area between the horizontal cut and the load sill forms a rectangular, horizontally aligned surface that underscores the width of the Tiguan, and also gives the car an unmistakable look when viewed from the rear. 

Weight reduction and aerodynamics improvement
The new Tiguan is the first SUV in the Volkswagen line-up based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB). It harnesses synergies across vehicle segments such as progress in weight reduction measures. As such, the weight of the Tiguan was reduced by over 50 kg compared to the previous model with Euro-5 engines. 

The Cd figure of the new Tiguan was reduced as well, thanks to numerous aerodynamic improvements. One example is the newly designed door mirrors. By means of wind tunnel testing and airflow simulations, the shape of the mirror housings were improved to such an extent that their share of overall air drag was reduced by 40%. The underbody concept has also been optimised. These, and other measures, enabled a 0.048 improvement in the vehicle’s Cd figure to 0.31. This aerodynamic improvement accounts for a 4 g/km improvement in CO2 emissions, and allows the Tiguan as an SUV to measure up to conventional passenger cars. 

IN DETAIL – The interior
More room, safety and comfort in one dynamic package
The interior of the Tiguan, which has also been fully reconfigured, shows a decidedly sporty and yet conscious SUV character. Space and flexibility of use is combined to give superb comfort under all road conditions, bringing together equal measures of elegance and ruggedness. The new model has made significant gains compared with the already comfortable previous model, from the larger interior – in which high-quality materials form a harmonious unit together with the completely redesigned cockpit – to the flexible and capacious boot space. The overall impression is of a carefully thought-out and much more sophisticated vehicle. 

Dimensions, operation, design details
The cockpit of the Tiguan has been designed with the comfort of the driver in mind. The dash panel and the centre console form a single stylistic element, with high-quality decorative inserts and a precisely fitted frame lending a touch of class. The leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel provides both form and function, and feels great to the touch.  

New to the compact class is the Active Info Display, familiar from the Passat, and now with SUV-specific instruments. In combination with the display of the infotainment system, this creates a virtual, flexible human- machine interface (HMI) whose displays complement one another. Navigation is now made even easier with the new retractable Head-Up Display – this glass panel with laser-etched texturing is integrated into the dashboard and can be called up at the touch of a button. Relevant driver information such as driving speed, the currently relevant speed limit, direction arrows for navigation and indicators for the driver assistance systems are projected directly onto the combiner display and thereby into the driver’s primary line of sight. 

With an interior 26 mm longer than the previous generation, the new Tiguan is now one of the most spacious cars in its class. Despite its lower overall height, the vehicle has an ergonomic design that offers more headroom. And seat height, which occupants consider so very important, was raised 8 mm in the new Tiguan. Ride comfort is further enhanced at the rear, where up to three passengers can now enjoy 29 mm more knee room. The car also offers a sliding rear bench that was optimised to permit 180 mm of adjustment – 20 mm more than in the previous model. When the rear bench is slid forwards, the boot offers 615 litres of space, which is a gain of 145 litres. This means that the new Tiguan can easily handle all of the equipment for any outdoor trip. When the rear bench is folded, the vehicle’s 1,655 litres of boot volume is enough for all manner of large loads. 

The overall weight of the Tiguan has been reduced as well, despite a significant lengthening of its overall dimensions. This is achieved through lightweight design measures such as “tailored blanks” – the load- optimised thickening of sheet metal blanks. In addition, optimising the rear portal and the cross members between the rear wheel housings made the body much stiffer, despite a significant lengthening of 77 mm in the critical zone between the A and C pillars. The rear hatch was also enlarged compared with the previous model. Nonetheless, the important parameter of torsional rigidity is optimised in the new Tiguan. At 25,000 Nm/degree with the panoramic roof, the figures for the new Tiguan surpass those of the previous model. Customers directly benefit in terms of better ride comfort and greater safety. 

As a final flourish, a large panoramic sunroof provides plenty of light for all passengers on demand, with LED lighting integrated along both sides. Coupled with ambient lighting, this illuminates the cabin in moments of darkness, giving a welcoming feel. 

Superior interior comfort
The front seat structure, whose weight has been reduced substantially, is being used for the first time at Volkswagen in the new Tiguan. Weight savings of 20 per cent have been achieved by the new design approaches that utilise innovative materials and production methods. In addition, the wires that are woven in a meandering pattern in the seat surface help to achieve light springing – and thereby an improvement in comfort, especially on uneven driving surfaces.  
The Pure Air Climatronic 3-zone air-conditioning system is available on the Tiguan as well. Clean, allergen-free air is made possible with the air quality sensor with allergen filter preventing hazardous materials from entering the car’s interior. Sun and humidity sensors help to achieve optimal climate control in the interior and regulate air humidity, thereby reducing the incidence of window fogging. This is a technology that is unique worldwide and is so far only used by Volkswagen.  

The latest generation of infotainment has been integrated into the new Tiguan. On the Tiguan Highline 280 TSI, a new generation of the “Composition Media” system with an 8-inch colour touchscreen offers excellent visibility with intuitive handling. The ‘Discover Pro’ infotainment system is found on the Tiguan R-Line 380 TSI, which is accompanied by the 400-watt ‘Dynaudio Excite Surround’ system. This consists of a digital 10-channel amplifier, subwoofer and centre speaker integrated in the cockpit, delivering top-notch audio. The latest App-Connect smartphone connectivity features is available on both infotainment systems, offering the MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay services.  

IN DETAIL – Running gear
EU6-compliant engines are up to 24 percent more fuel efficient
Compared to the previous model with Euro-5 engines, the four-cylinder engines in the new Tiguan are up to 24 per cent more fuel-efficient. This is achieved through a turbocharger, direct injection, start-stop system and battery regeneration, promising increased dynamic performance with improved economy. The dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) on the Tiguan has either six or seven speeds. In both DSG versions the dual clutches run wet in an oil bath. 

With the 150 PS TSI engine, the Tiguan accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 9.2 seconds, yet consumes just 6.2 litres of petrol per 100 km in the combined driving cycle. The 220 PS model is even faster with a 0-100 km/h time of 6.5 seconds, and its consumption figure is a mere 7.8 L/100km. 

Available for the first time in Singapore is the Active Cylinder Management (ACT) technology, which is standard on the Tiguan Highline 280 TSI. When the Tiguan is in cruising mode, the middle cylinders are automatically deactivated through adjustment of the camshafts. This keeps the inlet and outlet valves of the middle cylinders closed, and fuel injection is shut off, thereby reducing fuel consumption and improving overall fuel economy. Driving dynamics are therefore maintained, while fuel is saved nonetheless. The imperceptible activation and deactivation of the cylinders is also shown on the multi-function display. 

The new 4MOTION Active Control debuts on the new Tiguan, allowing drivers to experience all-wheel drive technology like never before. The ground clearance is 11 mm higher compared to the previous generation, and offers added safety in adverse weather conditions.  The driving profile selector is now operated via a rotary switch, with four precisely tailored settings are available for various types of terrain and driving styles – fuel- efficient Eco mode, Normal mode day-to-day driving, Comfort mode to minimise vibrations or dynamic Sport mode. The system interacts with the hill-start assist, the hill descent assist, the Electronic Stabilisation Programme and the electronic differential lock. Depending on the selected profile, drivetrain characteristics such as accelerator response, gear shifts, engine brake, hill-start assist and locking assistance are modified. This is standard on the Tiguan R-Line 380 TSI.  

Setting new safety standards
Thanks to the MQB, features such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, and an active engine bonnet are now available on the Tiguan. With technologies including a multi- collision brake and proactive occupant protection system, risk is minimised for all occupants of the vehicle in the event of collisions. The safety equipment is completed by a network of seven airbags, including a knee airbag on the driver’s side – this sets standards, and not only in the A-SUV segment.  

The new Tiguan has also achieved an excellent result for child safety in the Euro NCAP tests. In 2016, new child dummies were used for the assessment for the first time. With the standard ISOFIX and Top Tether child seat anchors, including safety belt tensioners on the second row of seats, children are very well protected in the event of any frontal or side impact. As such, the new Tiguan was accorded 84 per cent of the possible points total in the category of child safety. 

The active engine bonnet reduces the risk of injury to pedestrians and cyclists. When contact is made with the bumper, a sensor strip triggers a pyrotechnic actuator that lifts the rear edge of the bonnet around 50 mm within 22 milliseconds. This increases the distance between the hard engine components and the relatively flexible bonnet. In turn, it reduces the risk of serious head injuries. A higher level of safety is thus provided for both vehicle occupants and pedestrians, exceeding the Euro NCAP requirements to secure the maximum 5-star rating.

The prices for the Tiguan are as follows:
Highline                       $162,900 (with COE)
R-Line                          $189,900 (with COE)
The official launch of the Tiguan is on 12 Jan 2017. Please note that there is a Special Launch Discount of $5,000 for each model (valid until 18 Jan 2017 at 12pm).

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Ready Your Jazz Hands - Chicago The Musical Is Just A Month Away!


“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts”…so begins the international award winning musical, CHICAGO.

Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.

Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, CHICAGO’s sexy, sassy score includes “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle”. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, CHICAGO truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” The Times

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it.

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Hearty and wholesome brunch fare with same great taste
Above: King crab eggs florentine served with sautéed spinach, poached eggs,
and a torched béchamel sauce stirred with sabayon
Brunch lovers can continue to enjoy their weekly brunch ritual at Tiong Bahru’s favourite neighbourhood bistro Open Door Policy (ODP) with its new amped up weekend hearty brunch fare that is also nutritionally-conscious and 100 per cent gluten- and dairy-free.
Taking a green-fingered cue from the successful sustainable food journey of its sister eatery Open Farm Community, the new brunch menu at ODP incorporates into its garnishes fresh greens and herbs that are grown and harvested daily within the restaurant’s vertical green gardens.
ODP’s new direction to tap into the same “growing is possible” philosophy espoused by Spa Esprit Group—coupled with the new gluten- and dairy-free approach to its menu execution—further cements the group’s fundamental philosophy of deepening diners’ understanding and respect of treating our bodies right through mindful eating, but without ever sacrificing an ounce of taste.
Created by modern gastronomy maestro Chef Ryan Clift—whose personal dietary intolerances set him on a journey to create gluten- and dairy-free dishes that stay true to ODP’s signature style of contemporary comfort food—the new weekend brunch selections offer diners who want to eat in a wholesome, mindful way, a myriad of options that don't fall flat on flavours.
"Open Door Policy’s brunch has seen its fair share of loyal regulars over the years – with groups of friends, families and familiar faces joining us religiously weekend after weekend,” says Chef Ryan Clift. “With the new brunch menu that offers a flavourful take on mindful eating, through freshly-harvested herbs and creative cooking techniques, ODP is perfectly positioned to introduce an entirely new experience to our guests and show them that gluten- and dairy-free can be just as tasty, if not more.”

Brunch favourites from land to sea
Go full English with the classic English breakfast (S$28++), where the usual suspects of smoked Pancetta bacon, sausage, tomato, beans with freshly plucked basil and a glorious sunny-side up sit above Assistant Head Chef Freddy’s house-made gluten-free focaccia, fried to English-styled perfection. Mexican flavours find their way into brunch with the Spicy chorizo poach egg (S$26++), featuring a flavourful toss-up of spicy chorizo, toasted corn, picked chilies, beans, spinach and ODP hot sauce. Stick a fork into the duet of perfectly poached eggs nestled atop and coat the dish to gooey, eggy perfection.
Above (L-R): English breakfast, Spiced avocado king prawn
Indulge in lavish seafood options such as the Spiced avocado king prawn (S$30++), where grilled king prawns rest between a stack of gluten-free pita bread, lathered in layers of spiced avocado mixed with baby parsley harvested from ODP’s indoor vertical farm and coriander relish, finished off finally with a big, fat sunny-side up; or dig into the King crab eggs florentine (S$30++), complete with generous chunks of king crab served with sautéed spinach, poached eggs, and a torched béchamel sauce stirred with sabayon.
Sweet dreams are made of this
Above: French toast loft

A toothsome treat comes in the form of the French toast loft (S$24++) – an almost sinful stack of house-made oat brioche that’s dipped in coconut cream, pan-fried with coconut oil and drizzled lovingly in a zesty crème chantilly made using Italian meringue. Scoop up a mouthful with its accompanying Agave-poached berries and whipped soy milk ice cream, and you’re all set to give your meal the happy ending it deserves.
Caffeine hounds can perk up their weekend with the ODP seasonal blend, a perfectly balanced cuppa that's made from three carefully selected single origin coffees. For a boost of the good stuff, wash down your meal with ODP’s house-made juices (S$12++ each) – from refreshing flavours of coconut, raspberries, strawberries, ginger, lemongrass and honey juiced to a fruity froth in the Soul Sauce, to 6 leaves from the wall, an unapologetically leafy drink featuring nasturtium, basil, mustard greens, pea, coriander and mizuna freshly harvested from ODP's indoor vertical farm.
As in the indoor farm at ODP ramps up towards its full potential, the bistro will also commit to the philosophy of consuming food that is produced as close to its source as possible – whether from farms in or around Singapore – all with the bold aim of firmly connecting the community to nature.
Brunch at ODP is available on Saturday and Sunday from 11.00am to 4.00pm.
Address:                      19 Yong Siak Street (Yong Siak View), Singapore 168650
Tel:                              +65 6221 9307
Operating hours:         Open Monday to Sunday (Closed on Tuesday)
Lunch: 12.00pm to 3.00pm (last order 2.30pm)
Dinner: 6.00pm to 11.00pm (last order 10.30pm)
Brunch: 11.00am to 4.00pm (Saturday and Sunday only)
Fri and Sat: Bar opens till 12.00mn
Prices:                        Five-course Tasting Menu: S$68++/pax
Set Lunch Menu (two courses and a glass of wine or cocktail): S$35++/pax
‘FEED US’ Menu (two courses):  S$51++/pax
                                   ‘FEED US’ Menu (three courses, inclusive of dessert): S$62++/pax

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


TORIMARU brings Collagen-packed Creamy Chicken Ramen to compete against the remaining 6 brands at Ramen Champion!

Tori Paitan Ramen (Creamy Chicken Soup Ramen) is a latest ramen fad in Japan, after Tonkotsu Ramen's popularity in the past years. This rich and creamy chicken soup is one of the most famous in Japan right now!
Torimaru is helmed by Chef Takano Koji who have undergone intense trainings under Chef Koji Tashiro, founder of Menya Koji Group, Japan. He has experimented his ramen with over 10 kinds of noodles before consulting a supplier from Hokkaido to create his original ramen noodles that best matches his Tori Paitan (creamy chicken soup). Two different types of noodles are used at Torimaru; thin yellow noodles for the ramens and thick white noodles for the tsukemen (dipping noodles). One of the most important factors contributing to a good bowl of ramen lies in the affinity of the noodles with the soup, says Chef.
Tori Paitan (Creamy Chicken Soup), the highlight of Torimaru is packed with collagen that is extremely nourishing. The creamy white soup is achieved by robust boiling over high temperatures, the five kinds of chicken parts (including large amounts of chicken feet) with five kinds of vegetables for over ten hours. Torimaru's Ramen strictly contains NO PORK, NO LARD, you can enjoy pure chicken goodness in its creamy chicken soup. 
There are four generic variations of ramen on the launching menu: Original Paitan, Shoyu Paitan, Spicy Paitan and Paitan Tsukemen (Dipping Noodles). The standard toppings of Torimaru Paitan Ramen includes Tender Chicken Breast Chashu, Homemade Chicken Meat Balls, Ajitama (Seasoned Soft-boiled eggs), Negi (Japanese Leek), and Nori (Dried Seaweed). Chicken breast is used for the chashu due to its low fat content; it is the perfect match to Tori Paitan Ramen. The special homemade Chicken Meat Balls are refreshing due to some of its ingredients like ginger & chicken soft bone for different textures. Chef plans on launching other Paitan ramen specials such as Miso Paitan, Vegetables Paitan and other kinds of Paitan Tsukemen over the next few months.

Chef Takano Koji's most recommended ramen is its Signature Special Chicken Ramen where the creamy white chicken soup is best represented in its original form. He also recommends Chicken Salad as a refreshing side dish to compliment the ramen. Customers requests are welcomed at Torimaru; be it you prefer your broth to be more or less salty or you like your noodles Al Dente or Softer, feel free to make your requests upon ordering.
Torimaru  is available at Ramen Champion Bugis+, Great World City & Terminal 3 from 3 May 2016.
201 Victoria Street,
Bugis+ #04-10
Singapore 188067
Tel: 6238 1011
1 Kim Seng Promenade,
Great World City #01-22
Singapore 237994
Tel: 6235 1295
65 Airport Boulevard,
Terminal 3 #B2-58
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore 819663
Tel: 6214 2958
*All information represented here is factually correct as at May 2016
Special Chicken Ramen

§  Thin Ramen Noodles
§  Tender Chicken Breast Chashu
§  Homemade Chicken Meat Balls
§  Negi
§  Ajitama
§  Onions
§  Nori
§  Creamy Chicken Soup
Special Chicken Shoyu Ramen

§  Thin Ramen Noodles
§  Tender Chicken Breast Chashu
§  Homemade Chicken Meat Balls
§  Negi
§  Ajitama
§  Onions
§  Nori
§  Creamy Shoyu Chicken Soup
§  Thin Ramen Noodles
§  Tender Chicken Breast Chashu
§  Homemade Chicken Meat Balls
§  Negi
§  Ajitama
§  Nori
§  Spicy sauce
§  Creamy Spicy Chicken Soup
Special Chicken Tsukemen

§  Thick Ramen Noodles
§  Tender Chicken Breast Chashu
§  Homemade Chicken Meat Balls
§  Spinach
§  Nori
§  Creamy Chicken Soup with garlic
Chicken Salad

§  Garden Greens
§  Cherry Tomato
§  Tender Chicken Breast Chashu
§  Homemade Chicken Meat Balls
§  Sesame dressing
Chicken Nanban

§  Garden Greens
§  Fried Chicken
§  Special Homemade Tartar dressing