The Authentic Penang Flavours At Princess Terrace Had Me Going Back For Seconds

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Hi Huneybees,


For many Singaporeans who have travelled up north to Penang before, what brings back is the fond and unforgettable taste of Penang food. Without having to travel 10 hours by coach or 1 hour by flight, you can now taste the authentic Penang flavour at the Copthorne King's Hotel's Princess Terrace Cafe's Penang Buffet.


Started since the early 1970s, restaurant has won several awards and accolades including being listed as one of Singapore’s Top Restaurants in Wine and Dine and Singapore Tatler’s dining guides for almost a decade and voted as Top 3 Best Buffet Restaurants in Asiaone People’s Choice Awards 2013, a testament to its popularity. 


The buffet affair in Singapore are mainly intercontinental dishes, where you get to taste different flavours from around the world, but hearing that there's one that's dedicated to Penang dishes, really got my taste buds high on excitement.

Popiah
Kueh Pie Tee
Tow Kwa Pok
Whether it is famous Penang Laksa, Inche Kabin, Pig’s Stomach Soup, Popiah, Kueh Pie Tee or  Nyonya Kueh, you can eat all of them at this Singapore's best-loved Penang BuffetIt's really hard to pick a favourite coz every dish is so mouth watering and authentic to what I had at Penang!

Assam Fish
Wok Fried Squid With Sambal Petai
There are tons of dishes that you hardly find in Singapore, no wonder there are so many returning customers coming to dine with their friends and families.

Penang Laksa
The live dish station is my must-have seconds as there are other not just Penang Laksa, there's also the Ark Thui Mee Sua Thng (Poached Rice Vermicelli with Duck & Herbal Soup), Keow Tway Thng (Poached Flat Rice Noodles with Minced Pork, Fish Cake & Fish Ball) and Penang Hokkien Mee Thng, where spice levels and flavourings are up to your liking.


Of course there were alot of other seconds to go back to. Too Thor Thng (Pig's Stomach Soup) was specially brewed with gingko nuts, that is good for warming up your body. I definitely had more than 2 bowls of it.


Many hotels offer Satay in their buffet menu, but alot of times, they have been left out for too long and become a little too dry, but at Princess Terrace Cafe, their satay remain juicy and warm. Pair it their excellent peanut sauce that has shredded pineapples inside!

Sambal Crayfish
Roti Jala with Chicken Curry
Otah Otah
Of course, there's a ton others for you to try and the list seems to go on and on...


When it comes to desserts, the Ban Chang Kueh (peanut pancake) and soft but chewy texture of Nyonya Kueh-s are the must-try for me. The Ban Chang Kueh is freshly made before your eyes, so be sure to eat it while it's piping hot and crispy!



For those who sweet tooth like me, you have to try the Apom Bokwa with Caramelized Banana Sauce too. It's the sauce that makes this pancake dish so tasty and it beats the usual maple syrup combination. Now, if only they sold the sauce in jars too, I'll be spreading them on my toasts too!


And if that's not enough, be sure to try out the Soya Beancurd and drizzle it with gula melaka instead of the regular syrup, I bet it will be another touch of sweetness with this silky smooth dessert that's good for your skin.


Also, to keep the kids busy, there's the Ice Kachang station where there's a machine making shaved ice and you can add grass jelly, chendol jelly, red beans, sweet corn, atap seeds, rainbow syrups to your bowl of ice!

Do come on by to try and from 3 Aug to 18 Aug 2016, there will be a special Penang Seafood Feast! Prices as shown above in picture.

With child aged 5 to 10 years old enjoying 50% off adult price, it is a great place to bring the whole family together for an authentic Penang indulgence, either lunch or dinner, regardless of any occasion.  I'll definitely be bringing my friends who are visiting here from overseas for this Asian touch of delicacy.

Here is the pricing per adult to this awesome Penang buffet at Copthorne King's Hotel's Princess Terrace:

Buffet Lunch (Monday to Thursday) $49.80
Buffet Lunch (Friday to Sunday and Public Holiday) $51.80
Buffet Dinner (Monday to Thursday) $53.80
Buffet Dinner (Friday to Sunday and Public Holiday) $56.80

*Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.

For reservations, call 6318 3168 or email princessterrace@millenniumhotels.com.






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Easy Breezy Coloured Lips With Katy Perry & CoverGirl

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Hi Huneybees,


After their launch of the Star Wars collection last year, CoverGirl introduced another collaboration with Katy Perry, namely Katy Kat Matte. CoverGirl is not available in Singapore (why not?!), but you can easily get them online and ship over, or like me, Airfrov it!


In the collection, there are 11 lipsticks and 4 mascara shades. I've tried their mascaras before and they didn't impress me much, except that there is a blue mascara shade. It wasn't enough to persuade me to buy them, so I only went for the lipsticks.


The lipstick shades are: 
  • Sphynx
  • Pink Paws
  • Magenta Minx
  • Coral Cat
  • Crimson Cat
  • Cat Call
  • Kitty Purry
  • Cosmo Kitty
  • Maroon Meow
  • Catoure
  • Perry Panther
  • Purrsian Pink
  • Tame Tiger


I did some online searching for the swatches before deciding to settle with the 4 colours that are not so easily found. So what do I think of these demi-matte lipsticks?

Well, first up, I was a little disappointed in the packaging. Just plain white cover with large Arial Bold wordings, doesn't scream Katy Perry for me. At least a holographic, prismatic sticker label or some cat footprints might be better?


Each of the lipstick has a peek-a-boo window at the bottom, so you can see which shades you are holding, flick it to the bottom and you will find their names with a cat hairband logo. I do love the cheeky cat names for each of them. What I've gotten is Perry Panther, Coral Cat, Cosmo Kitty and Maroon Meow.


Coral Cat adds a tinge of peach to your usual safe nude colours and allows you to add a pop of colour to your daily makeup look. There's nothing matte about it, just make sure you scrub those lips before applying the lipstick.



Cosmo Kitty


Remember Katy Perry's E.T. music video? This bright pop of purple will definitely transport you to the alien territory and party all night long. Pair it with soft earthy shades of eye makeup and a flick of cateye liner, you will be definitely be the spotlight of the night.



Maroon Meow


Yes! I see a Cat Woman behind those dark maroon lips. Though I was hoping to get a dark, deep red shade like red wine, but it turned out to be a bending towards the cooler blue tones. It was a disappointing shade for me, but well, this does go pretty well with smokey eyes...



Perry Panther


Alot of brands have launched their own versions of black lipsticks in the recent year and every one has their own formula. Perry Panther didn't really wow me with their shade of black though. Probably it's the demi-matte formula, I find that I can't seem to get full black lips, no matter how many layers I apply. It just keeps giving me a faded dark grey. =/



All in all I love this twist to matte lipsticks. Matte lipsticks are never the best formula to pull off without having your lips looking like it's chapped. This demi-matte formula is creamier than the usual matte lipsticks and is more hydrating with a touch of sheen.

They are created with shea, aloe, and avocado butter so you can get a smooth and easy glide for your lips. They are not very long lasting though, I always have to touch up my lips after a meal. But nonethless, this affordable line might just be your introductory venture into coloured lipsticks.


Have you tried the lipsticks before? 
Do comment and share too. =)




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Have You Visited The Region's Largest Consumer Jewelry Show Yet?

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Hi Huneybees,



The region's largest consumer jewelry show, Singapore International Jewelry Expo (SIJE) 2016, is back with more than US$150 million in exhibitions by 200 exhibitors from 25 countries.


Over the next four days, from 21st till 24th July 2016, visitors to SIJE will get to behold a 27-carat flawless round, brilliant GIA certified diamond priced at SGD3.5 million presented by IVY Masterpiece and a US$5 million Burma Ruby necklace weighting in at 82-carat in total at the DeGem International booth.



The crown jewel of the show is a piece of historical significance, an emerald pendant, carved and shaped by Fortunato Pio Castellani in the 19th century, from the private collection of Roberto Sciaguato. It was gifted by Napoleon III to his lover, Countess of Castiglione


Mamuli Necklace origin from NTT Indonesia, which is a symbol of fertility. Nahdi Jewellery
Recalling a tour at Asia Civilization Museum a few months back where I had a chance to witness the fine workmanship of Asian handicraft and jewelry craftsmanship of past, I thought all these have been lost to modernization until I visited Nahdi Jewellery booth from Indonesia. Two of such fine pieces are Mabe Chokker (SGD1,800) and Mamuli Necklace (SGD80 only!) from NTT Indonesia, which is a symbol of fertility.

Traditional Padang Bracelet from Nahdi Jewellery
Mesh jewelries made from chopper wire, comes different colours and designs such as Necklace (SGD50) Bracelet (SGD35) and Earring (SGD15)
 
Apart from traditional jewelries, Nahdi Jewellery also carries modern style such as the traditional Padang Bracelet made of silver and real pearls (SGD500) and the interesting Mesh jewelries made from chopper wire!


Be sure to check out SIJE 2016 today (last day), at Marina bay Sands Convention Center, to admire the beautiful jewelries and maybe grab one for your loved one too =)

Have a lovely Sunday!

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SK-II Wants To Inspire You To #DreamAgain

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Hi Huneybees,


I used to bugged by problematic skin and I wouldn't dare step out the house without any makeup. Natural look would always be a little too much foundation/concealer, seemingly a little heavy handed with my makeup.

But thankfully, I was introduced to the miracle worker - SK-II's Facial Treatment Essence!

It's been 4 years since I first tried the "miracle water" and I'm still a loyal fan of it. My skin problems were gone, pigments lighten and my skin has a natural glow to it! These days, I'm confident to just step out of the house without makeup and I'm so stoked that my dream of natural glowing skin is achievable! 

I even started my own FTE bottle collection...

It wasn't a love at first sight for I was skeptical this bottle of clear liquid was enough to make my dream come true and with the Pitera smell, it definitely took me awhile to get used to. But trust me, after a couple of weeks of using it, you will find your skin glowing, makeup going onto your face super easily and you look years younger. I even use it with mask sheets and treat my skin to a Facial Treatment Essence Spa time every 2 weeks! Who says great looking skin is just a dream?!



Wana learn how you can achieve your dream skin with SK-II too? 
Head on down to the SK-II Dream Park event from 21 July - 27 July at Takashimaya Basement 2 to find out more.  
See you there! #dreamagain





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