Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Alternative Health and Fitness Solutions

Most people who work regular jobs are most likely to be sitting in the office 8 hours a day staring at a computer screen. Is this healthy? What do you think? It is high time we should be caring more about our bodies. Nobody’s getting any younger, you know. There are a number of options out there, from gyms to personal health care to specialized treatments. There really isn’t any excuse not to be thinking about one’s own health and wellness. After all, it’s for your own good.

Now, there is a diverse selection for every kind of body, health and skin problem for everyone. Especially here in Singapore where the opportunities are just endless. The best thing about it is that they’re all available right at your fingertips. If you’re reading this right now, that’s a good start. The next step is to sign up and start your healthier lifestyle. It will help relieve all that muscle and body pains you’ve been experiencing caused by stress from work.

 

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The main reason for most people who aren’t trying to take care of themselves is because of how costly things can get, especially in a city like Singapore where prices can get ridiculously expensive. For those of you who want a cheaper alternative, there is always the book set Eat Shop Play, with all its coupons and discount cards for you to take advantage of. You’ll get member incentives as well and loyalty rewards, if you use it enough times as a repeat customer.

California Fitness

 

California Fitness has 16 clubs throughout Asia and 4 in Singapore, all dedicated to making exercise more of a pleasure than a chore. They are all specially designed and spacious, fitted out with the most state-of-the-art equipment, steam rooms and group exercise studios. Membership incentives include unlimited access to exercise classes and professional personal trainers to help you with your workout.

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Aside from a total body workout, some of you might be wanting to shape a more specific area of your body. AbsTrim Men specializes in slimming services focused in the stomach area. They use the most cutting edge technology to achieve the results you want through detox programmes and effective treatments that help burn fats and increase metabolism, blood flow and circulation.

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L & D Beauteous is a skin treatment that is a little more different than your usual face-lifting treatments. They offer you beautiful and younger looking skin tone through CatioLift, which targets the facial muscles deep down, then lifting the skin and giving you the results you are looking for.

Enjoy your vouchers from any of these places with your book set. 

Golf Weekend Getaways for 2013

The island of Batam in Indonesia is no Bali but it is still a popular destination. Just a few hours away from the busy and bustling city Singapore, this little island does get its fair share of tourists and locals. People are drawn to the island itself because it is so easily accessible by bus and ferry. It is perfect for a 2- to 3-day trip to unwind, relax, get a massage and do a little site-seeing.

This year, Singapore has several long weekends to look forward to. With so few holidays in this country, we are always desperate for a break out of the monotony of everyday work. Here’s a list of dates to watch out for:

Good Friday – March 29 (Friday)
Vesak Day – May 24 (Friday)
Hari Raya Puasa – August 8 (Thursday)
Singapore National Day – August 9 (Friday)
Deepavali – November 3 (Sunday) – *the following Monday will be a holiday

So don’t you think this is as good a reason as any to plan that Batam weekend getaway?

The beaches are the major lure of Batam, as well as the shopping and inexpensive food. But aside from the beaches, there are numerous attractions that keep the people coming back here. And due to this marked development, tourism has been quite favourable for the city. You won’t have any problems finding things to do here. A lot of hotels, top restaurants and golf resorts have also sprung up over the last few years.

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It’s easy to get into these posh places if you own the popular book set Eat Shop Play, with its hundreds of discount cards and coupons. Repeat guests might even enjoy member incentives and loyalty rewards.

Here are a few of the recommended golf resorts in the island:

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Palm Springs Golf & Beach Resort is a 5-star rated venue. Semi-private and not without own appeals for the golfing addict. They boast their own resident pro golfer to improve your game and different golf courses varying from island course, resort course, palm course and spring course. A weekend here ought to make all your stress disappear. Come Monday, you’ll be well-rested and ready to get back to work.

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The IOI Palm Villa Golf & Country Resort gives their guests a 27-hole golf course to provide them with a great golfing experience. Aside from that, they also offer a variety of facilities to keep you busy and entertained, and yet for those who come here to do nothing, the beautiful view of palm trees and Gunung Pulai should satisfy your temporary idle moments. A couple of days spent here ought to leave the golfing enthusiast wanting for more.

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Indah Puri Golf Resort is ideal for the family as well as the individual who just wants to relax and improve his game. With an 18-hole golf course and 300 acres of beautiful landscaping and scenery, this place promises to bring the best in your game. There is good local food, dinner and dancing. A great place to spend your weekend.  

Nightlife at the Marina Bay Sands

Whether you are a tourist or a local in Singapore, it is almost a crime not to have been able to visit Marina Bay Sands at least once. I, myself, have taken many a visiting friend on a walking tour in and around this most popular of Singapore’s iconic tourist attractions. Personally, I think it is best viewed at night, away from the crowds and the heat of the sun.

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Another reason I find it best to visit MBS at night is because this is when it comes alive! The mall may be closed but the best bars and top restaurants stay open till very late. Expect the prices to be on the steep side. But you need not worry if you are one of us, the lucky ones, to own a copy of the Eat Shop Play book set, with its hundreds of coupons and discount cards.

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Marina Bay Sands was erected a few years ago to be one of, if not the, biggest and highest of hotels in the entire island. It’s main intent is for people to experience luxury, high technology and exclusivity. With these in mind, you’ll find within its doors the most high end shops for designer labels and restaurants owned by world-renowned chefs. And of course, let’s not forget the exclusive bars and night clubs with performances by the world’s leading DJ’s.

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The newest and most locally famous of these would be Avalon. It is located right outside of Marina Bay Sands, in the ambitiously-designed Crystal Pavilion. Looking at MBS from across the bay, you can’t miss it. Inside, you are treated to an interactive display of colour-lasers and 3d-mapping, giving you the most state-of-the-art experience in night clubbing. But aside from that you also get a spectacular view of Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline. This is more than a disco, it’s an entertainment arena.

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International lifestyle destination, Ku Dé Ta, can be found nested on top of the Marina Bay Sands. This includes a restaurant, a club lounge and a poolside terrace, all independent but still incorporated with each other. Here guests have all the different options at their disposal. What more can one want in a bar?

These are just two of the most widely-celebrated bars in the area. Aside from these, with a different ambience, there are also other options, such as Fuse, a classy laid back lounge which promises live entertainment with the best local bands. And Pangaea, located at the ground level of the Crystal Pavilion, who are known to host the audacious parties in all of Singapore.

Any of these would truly be an incomparable experience!