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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Got enough cash for shopping? You know you want to spend it on anything that suits your interest. But don’t get too excited yet because here at Eat Shop Play, we want to help you prepare before spending your hard earned cash. We provide you with tips on how to go about your shopping antics and how those discount cards help you save on almost anything that comes with your shopping.
So here are some tips to help you enjoy your stay and wisely spend your cash in Singapore!
Seek for more shopping spots.
You can do a lot in just a couple of hours in Singapore since the city is small. The Orchard Road is famous for its high-class boutiques and the prices are closer to Western levels. Don’t worry though because there are still many stores such as Haji Lane which is the place to be for retro fashion and street chic. There’s also Little India if you seek for art, textiles, antiques, music and food.
Bring a spare shopping bag with you.
Shopaholics are on their way! So don’t forget to take along with you one of those foldable bags because you never know when you get hooked to buy all the goodies you find on those great shopping bargains.
Pre-teens shop at adult sections? Hell yes!
Everyone knows that Asian size is ‘petite’ and the type of clothes you find in the city very much agree with that. So if you have a 10-12 year old child, adult size shirts or pants will surely fit them.
Always look out for dishonest salespeople.
Why? Although not common in Singapore but there may be some people who will either try to upsell you or tell you that they don’t have what you are looking for and sell you another product that’s closer to what you’re asking for. Obviously, they are trying to sell you products that are unfamiliar to you. So bring out that critical mind of yours if ever you encounter these types of salespeople as you go on with your shopping.
Make a ready –list of models back home.
This is if you plan to purchase big-ticket items such as gadgets or any high-tech stuff. It is best if you do this to let you know the market prices of these products. If not, those ‘sales-predators’ will definitely haunt you.
Always ask for receipts and check if the products you purchase come with international warranty.
Always check this feature before bargaining with shopkeepers most especially if you are in Singapore for a short time. You will also have problems with travel insurance because some of them do not cover lost items if you don’t have receipts. So keep them until you get home safely.
Calling all Shopaholics out there! The city-state of Singapore is the place to be! Enjoy 8 full weeks (31 May-28July 2013) of shopping as you join and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Great Singapore Sale, and there’s no better place to shop and unwind with the latest trends and styles. You can get great amounts of amazing value deals nationwide plus a lot of tourist privileges and rewards. What more can you ask for? And take note, that’s all happening in 8 weeks!
Indulge in up to 70% discount on almost anything that’s on sale, everywhere. But then you might be wondering where to start off your shopping spree. Well, it’s best to start off at Marina Bay and Orchard down to the Suburb’s small stores. You will find and savor great deals in food, beauty treatments, spas, gadgets and don’t forget, clothes! Ergo, your discount cards from Eat Shop Play can be put into really good use. Open up your book set to have a cool guide to everything and be on-the-go.
Those young and free individuals tend to find a place that they want to go to again and again so if you have the EAT SHOP PLAY vouchers and coupons, you can easily find where they get the best buys! Of course you can also use member incentives and loyalty rewards. You know what they say, something small can turn into something big thus you can accumulate tons of savings during this shopping sale.
“When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it’s not, and I need to do it again.” These are from the wise words of Sophie Kinsella from her book, Confessions of a Shopaholic. She simply means to say that purchasing excites us, brings a bit of color and sparkle into our spirit. And that’s okay.
Where else would you want to go if you want to bring color and sparkle within you? Then it’s in the Great Singapore Sale! Waste no time using your discount cards and a variety of coupons from Eat Shop Play. Trends and styles are so popular these days that you should not be left behind with the all the latest. You don’t want to be looking like someone who’s wearing a worn-out style look, don’t you? So get up, mark your calendars and be at the Great Singapore Sale! Remember, that’s on May 31 to July 28, 2013. Happy Shopping!
One simply cannot visit or live in Singapore and not at least experience one of the reasons it is so famous for … the food! And what better way than to go all out with the best of the best. I’m talking about the top restaurants in the country. And if you’re thinking that this food trip is going to burn a hole into your pockets, that’s where you’re wrong. There are a lot of ways to pay less for a high class meal. Discount cards can go a long way if you know where to find it. Use them enough, and who knows, you might even get enough points to earn loyalty rewards that can take you to a trip overseas or a luxurious pampering of the senses!
One way to avail of these discounts is to purchase the EAT SHOP PLAY book set. With more than 500 pages in this book, you will find a wide array of coupons, vouchers and loyalty deals inside, and will definitely get more than your end of the bargain. Purchasing an Eat Shop Play copy gives you a chance to choose between more restaurants than you can think of.
Getting on with our gastronomic top picks, it’s difficult to select just a few when there is such a diverse variety all over the country. But, according to plenty of researches done online, through word-of-mouth and by recommendations from friends, visiting tourists and the locals themselves, here are the 3 favourite fine dining restaurants in Singapore in no particular order:
Overlooking the city with its full height glass windows, the Equinox is one of those few versatile places where you can either celebrate an anniversary, take a client out on a lunch meeting, or just hang out with your friends. The rates are pricey but definitely worth it.
It’s no wonder that this restaurant is often found at the top lists of fine dining food havens. Andre Chiang, owner of Restaurant Andre, is a former chef at Swissôtel. For the first timer still testing it out, try the lunch menu. It’s less expensive than the dinner. I hear the dinner is more ambitious though.
The location is interesting, set in between a mixture of traditional and modern restaurants. With only a few tables, Gunther’s promises to be both intimate and private, for those of you searching for a romantic place to take a date. Try their signature dish, caviar. Reservations are recommended.
***image taken from: Swissotel
In a world where urban settlements typically spring up from sprawling areas of land, the city-state of Singapore is a living and breathing contradiction.
Despite its limited space, lack of resources, and small population, this Southeast Asian cosmopolitan boasts of a self-sustaining water filtration system, an effective urban planning mechanism, and excellent educational facilities.
But perhaps the Lion City’s biggest tourism draw is the cultural mix that it has to offer. To say that Singapore has a bit of every known culture in the world is not an understatement. For instance, take a look at their vibrant dining scene. They carry nearly every conceivable victual, just as long as it can fit on a plate, bowl, or even a banana leaf.
However, if you want to maximize your visit to this modern wonderland we highly recommend that you get a copy of the EAT SHOP PLAY book set. It is a page turning guide that contains over $35,000 dollars worth in savings at various establishments in the Little Red Dot. With this handy tool, you can now reduce your dinner bill at a favorite restaurant with loyalty rewards and cut back on shopping expenses (which almost always exceeds the budget spending limit) by using discount cards.
The book set also allows you to shack up in style and get some royal pampering via member incentives. And with Singapore being home to some thrilling theme rides, you’ll be tearing up all those coupons in no time.
Already got the book?
Use it as guide when planning out your weekend visit or month-long stay in the Tiger City. That way, you will be able to know how much you’ll be spending on your trip daily and have a hassle-free schedule too! Oh and always look for the best but most affordable travel rates you can find to get there.
Enjoy Singapore to the fullest with the EAT SHOP PLAY book set!