May 1, 2016

FLY TO PATTAYA WITH AIRASIA!

I am finally back! Spent nearly a month in Thailand and it feels good (yet not so good) to be home haha. Spent 4 days in Pattaya and the remaining days in Bangkok! This is my very first time to Pattaya and honestly I had no idea what to expect, nevertheless I am very thankful to Air Asia SG and TH as well as Tourism Authority of Thailand for organising this trip.

And yes, good news to those who are looking to visit Pattaya, you can now fly direct from Singapore to Pattaya with Air Asia! I used to hear of my friends taking a flight to Bangkok and then driving about 2 hours to Pattaya but that can be a hassle especially if you are not used to driving in foreign countries so fret not, you can now skip all that and fly straight to Pattaya! 
Air Asia and TAT (SG) had so many activities planned out for us that a day was simply not enough! However we managed to accomplish a lot and saw many places of interest that you can visit too when you are in Pattaya :)
We had tea and lunch at A La Campagne which is built like a european village/community. This place is super photo and insta-worthy so for all you enthusiasts this is a place to visit! There's a restaurant, a cafe, a bakery a wine house and a souvenir shop within the area so basically it's a really chill place to be at :)  
Visited the Four Regions Floating Market (this is the market featured on Running Man, the ep where Nichkhun was in!!!) The market features souvenirs as well as merchandises from all off the different regions in Thailand. Aside from shopping for stuff there are a lot of street food there you can try as well! 
Not forgetting our accommodation in Pattaya, really am thankful to have Marriott Pattaya Resort and Spa have us over for 2 nights. I had such a wonderful stay with them! We each had a room to ourselves and honestly I thought mine was too big for one person haha.
 The favourite part of the hotel would have to be the toilet where I spent most of my time in haha. It was super huge and roomy I could literally skip around and do a little dance~ 
We also visited the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark in Pattaya! I didn't expect myself to come here so soon since I last saw a video of this place on Facebook not long ago so I was pretty stoked to see how it would be in real life and boy it was huge!!!
There are tons of rides for the young and old so don't worry if you think this place would be too kiddy as there's another area with rides more suited for adults so definitely is a place for all ages to visit! If you're a fan of waterparks this is once attraction you wouldn't want to miss :)
In the evening we got to catch the Tiffany Show! For those who have no idea what the Tiffany show is about, it is a world famous tranvestite caberet show. Honestly I never thought I would ever see one in my lifetime, not that I am against it but it just never crossed my mind to catch one. However after the performance I was truly mind blown and enjoyed every second of it!!!
 The costumes are very elaborate and from the props to the settings of every performance is so detailed. Not to mention the performers are soooooo beautiful!!! I couldn't believe they could be so stunning hahaha. For a moment I felt like I failed as a girl.....lololol.
If you are ever in Pattaya, I would HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend you to catch the Tiffany Show. This was definitely the highlight of the entire trip for me! You will not regret it haha. 

Aside from Pattaya we also took a 2D1N trip to Koh Samet which is about 30-40 minutes away from Pattaya by ferry. Koh Samet is a island that is ideal for a weekend beach getaway so if you are looking for a quiet or family orientated island to visit you can try coming here!
In Koh Samet we had Sai Kaew Beach Resort who took care of our accommodation :) 
Once again we were each spoilt with our own rooms with huge beds, the resort is really big and is linked directly to the beach so for the sea, sand and sun lovers... this is one resort you can consider staying at when you are here!
Our activities at Koh Samet were really chill..... We were treated to a full body massage and then it was free and easy where we could check out the rest of the place or go to the beach and relax!
 Of course there was no missing out on photo ops by the beach! A big thank you to Coralist Swimwear for sending over these swimwear :)

And lastly it was back to Pattaya to visit the last attraction on our list which was the Suppatra Fruit Farm! 
 Here you can expect to find tons of tropical fruits ranging from durians to mangoes to grapes and pineapples! Within the farm there's a buggy to take you through the entire compound and you can even enjoy a fruits buffet, durian tasting session and freshly made somtum while you are in there. Here's me reminding you to leave some space in your tummy before visiting to enjoy these freshly picked fruits :) 
And in summary just to let you guys experience what I did in Pattaya, here's a video that I have put together for this trip, do check it out :) 

Enjoy! X

April 11, 2016

OFF TO HONG KONG WITH FANCL | FANCL SG IS BACK!

Just last month I spent a weekend over at Hong Kong with FANCL and paid a visit to their regional office in Hong Kong to attend a workshop and also to learn more about their brand! So if you can just take a few minutes, here's a video of what went down in Hong Kong :)

Honestly I was sold upon listening to their brand presentation as I cannot believe how much effort and research is invested into the products that made me truly believe how effective they are.

Just to share a little more information about the brand:
All FANCL products are 100% preservatives free
Most of the products that we use in the market now contains preservatives (I'm pretty sure I am guilty of using such products) And what these preservatives do is that they do a lot of damage to the skin overtime which can also cause early aging for the skin.
FANCL products are also designed in a way that consumers will have to finish it within 2 months, hence the reason why they are packaged in smaller bottles as compared to other products in the market. This is to ensure that the product stays fresh and works to its optimum before losing it's properties as there are no added preservatives. They are hermetically sealed to prevent any form of contamination and production dates are clearly indicated on the packaging to ensure that the product is fresh for consumers to enjoy it's maximum efficiency.

At the workshop and product demonstration we got to witness how FANCL's products faired again several other competitor products and I'm surprised to see that it has outdone the rest!
With the make-up remover test, the FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil has faired the best removing the most makeup in the gentlest way leaving behind no residue ensuring that your pores don't remain clogged.

Got to play around with the FANCL Washing Powder. I remember using this many years way back but I didn't know I was supposed to create a foam with the sponge... Guess I was using it all wrong back then hahahaha. It is a really gentle product yet effectively cleanses the skin leaving it soft and smooth after! Can't wait to start using this powder (the right way) again :)
We had an in-depth skin analysis session, apparently my skin is quite good except for the fact that the top layer of my skin is really thin, this could be the result of laser treatments so it was recommended that I keep my laser sessions apart to prevent my skin from thinning out any further! Found this session really helpful so I'm really glad I got my skin checked :) 
After our visit to the office and workshop, FANCL hosted us for dinner at EPURE, you'll get to see how amazing the food and presentation was in the video linked above!
It was one of the rare occasions where I got to experience fine dining and it was such an wonderful dinner. Thank You so much FANCL :)

For our second day we went store visiting! I wasn't prepared to see such huge FANCL stores as I usually see counters (when they used to be in Singapore) so it was a huge surprise to me!
First store we visited was a concept store where consumers can walk through an entrance surrounded with LED walls featuring projections and visuals!

FANCL Concept Store | Festival Walk
Festival Walk 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Shop 30, UG/F Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The products are all well and beautifully displayed, also you can get consultation done for you skin and even your body if you thinking of trying out their range of supplements!

Moving on to the second store at City Plaza, here you can find Fancl's exclusive make-up range that is not available in Singapore! (Do come by here if you get the chance!)
 FANCL Store | City Plaza
City Plaza, Phase 2, 2F, 285, Hong Kong

Lastly, the latest Fancl store to open Hong Kong at Sheung Wan
As you can see in the video this store is surrounded with floor to ceiling high glass windows which makes the store look really spacious and nice to shop in! 
FANCL Store | Sheung Wan
Nan Fung Place, Shop G4, GF, Sheung Wan

Ended our store visiting day with a hearty lunch treat from FANCL at Chiu Chow Garden! There was so much to eat we ended up not being able to finish everything haha.
 The food was really yummy as we were all so hungry, a big thank you to FANCL again for spoiling our tummies :)
And of course ending off with a group picture of all of us in Hong Kong!
FANCL was also really nice to give us a set of their products to try out at the end of the trip,
Am currently using their Mild Cleansing Oil which has been working extremely well on my skin so far! Can't wait to try the other products out and share them with you guys :)

Lastly,  a wonderful news to fans of FANCL!
FANCL is finally back in Singapore as of the 1st April 2016 at Isetan Scotts, Level 1 . So for those who you who have waiting for this moment, it's time to take a trip down to their new counter and start stocking up on your favourite products!

Once again, Thank You so much FANCL SG as well as FANCL HK for hosting us. Special thanks to TOUCH PR and Events as well as Gushcloud SG for making this trip possible :)

April 3, 2016

WHERE TO STAY IN KOREA? | EMILY'S RECOVERY HOME FOR THE LADIES

Good news for the ladies, if you are planning to travel to Seoul and especially if you are a girl who is heading to Seoul for surgery and need a place to recover,  or maybe just for a holiday with your girlfriends do read on because I might just have the place for you!

Sometimes when it comes to picking an accommodation overseas while we are travelling, it can get pretty frustrating and hard because what if the place that we book/pick isn't like how it seems online? Also, when travelling alone as a girl or with your girlfriends it is always best to pick a good area that isn't shady... or dodgy because it can be really unsafe at night as well.

Emily's Recovery Home
Emily's Recovery Home is basically an apartment home in Garosu-Gil, one of my favourite places to go to when I'm in Seoul. Garosu-Gil is lined with tons of shops as well as cafes and restaurants and every area is a perfect photo op! 
Here's me in Garosu-Gil!

And here is Emily's Recovery Home! There is a total of 3 rooms so if you are a single traveller there's the option of either 1 of 2x single rooms or if you have another friend with you there's a shared bedroom for 2 people... Alternatively if you have 4 girlfriends you can just book the entire place haha
 The place looks so amazing! I cannot emphasize on how much I love the decor of the place and how it looks, it's extremely spacious as well and fully equipped with tons of amenities that's bound to make your stay as comfortable as staying as in your own home ^^
The apartment is located in the heart of Gangnam and is about 500m away from the nearest subway exit! It's very important to me that whenever I stay in Seoul my place has to be near the subway because you will be travelling via the subway most of the time so it's best that you don't have to walk too much! 
 Equipped with a fully functional kitchen as well as all the necessary cutleries and tools that you might need if you ever decide to cook and prepare your own meals!
For recovering plastic surgery guests: There's a blender available for you if you ever need it if you are recovering from major surgeries which would require you to eat soft food! When I did my jaw surgery in Korea, I had to buy a blender in the supermarket and lug the blender back to SG which was super inconvenient so I'm so glad that Emily's was so thoughtful to provide this! 
There's also a first class massage chair!!! If you ever need a good massage from a long day out or just need to relax, feel free to indulge in this massage chair which looks super comfortable~
The toilet has all the basic amenities like, • Hairdryer • Large bath towel and face towel
• Shampoo / Conditioner / Body wash / Soap / Toothpaste / Toilet Paper / Tissue

If you feel like you have had too much to eat in Seoul, burn the extra calories with the exercise machines they have within the apartment! For recovering plastic surgery guests: If you don't feel like heading out anytime throughout your long recovery, it's good to get some light exercise within the apartment at your convenience! 
Within the apartment there are 2 single rooms and 1 dorm style room (2 beds)

All the rooms are equipped with lots of amenities like a wardrobe, safe box, humidifier towels etc.
There's a heated and automatic bed as well! If you are a recovering plastic surgery patient I think this bed would be really good for you. I love how much thought Emily put into the place considering how recovery can be tough and she is providing everything possible to make it easier for guests! 
For recovering Plastic Surgery Patients, you can also request for a food delivery service with Emily days before your trip. Food ranges from normal food to food that's good for after surgery eg. Pumpkin Juice. These can be arranged when you book your accommodation and once arranged, you can expect a fuss free recovery with tons of food at the comfort of the apartment! 
Also, if you are a recovering guests staying for more than 6 days, Emily also provides one free pick-up service after surgery from the clinic to the home!

In a nutshell, I feel that this would definitely make a great place to stay if you are intending to travel to Korea for Plastic Surgery be it alone, or with another friend as the apartment is designed in a way to make recovery a breeze. If not, it is also a great place to spend your holiday at and enjoy some of the extra amenities that you might not find elsewhere :)

Do remember that this is strictly for females guests only!

Here are the links to the respective listings:

Homepage : www. recoveryhomeseoul.com

For additional information feel free to email Emily or check out the website! She's really nice and friendly to talk with so feel free to contact her if you have any enquiries :)