Enjoy Sakura Matsuri This Weekend @ NEX

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Hi Huneybees,

Families looking for fun activities for littles ones over the weekend, fret not! Bring your kids to an exclusive Meet & Greet with Pikachu or dress up in a yukata for a traditional family photo-op.

There’s something for everyone at the ISETAN Sakura Matsuri fair at NEX! While the little ones meet Pikachu, the entire family can celebrate spring in style at NEX with exclusive cherry blossom inspired goodies and popular Japanese street snacks!

Meet & Greet Pikachu
Date: 1 & 2 April
Address: ISETAN Serangoon Central Children’s Department L3
Time: 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

For those who want to capture these special memories with a traditional Japanese family portrait, you’re in luck! Just spend $80* at the ISETAN Sakura Matsuri fair from 28 March to 9 April to enjoy a free traditional Japanese family photo taking opportunity in yukata from 1:30pm to 6:00pm.
*Terms and conditions apply

But of course, the fun doesn’t just end there!

Celebrate the advent of Spring @ NEX with lucky draws, giveaways and the long-awaited ISETAN Sakura Matsuri 2017! This year’s ISETAN Japanese Spring celebrates tradition in its fullest bloom at Spring @ NEX. Bring home the taste of spring, with an exclusive range of Sakura-inspired offerings at the ISETAN Sakura Matsuri fair from Tuesday, 28th March to Sunday, 9th April 2017 at the NEX Level 1 Atrium! There's so much to see, so much to do!

Besides an exclusive shopping experience, jewelry aficionados can also participate in a silver or gold jewelry crafting workshop led by experienced Tokyo craftsmen – workshop prices and timings are available at https://www.isetan.com.sg/.

Also, from 9 March - 30 April, enjoy fabulous deals with The Spring Giveaway and The Spring Bonanza -  there’s never been a better reason to shop till you drop!

For more details, please visit www.nex.com.sg or call 6416 6366.  

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What Happened At Anisong Fantasy Live 2017 Singapore?

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Hi Huneybees,

Anisong Fantasy Live 2017 Singapore was a funfare for Anisong fans as the Megabox Event Hall @ BigBox was packed on 18 March 2017, with fans of all ages and gender, to catch a glimpse of their favourite Anisong artistes performing LIVE in front of them.

Despite the sound system was horrific, Anisong fans were very forgiving as they were screaming to every Anisong artiste coming on stage and were happy to sing along to every song while waving their light sticks in unison to the tempo.

Prior to the start of the Anisong Fantasy Live 2017 Singapore, Anisong fans were treated to an exclusive in-person footage by ClariS performing songs like Connect, CLICK, Luminous, Anemone, Colorful, as well as the special animated Singapore MV version for Clever! Clever indeed...

The concert started strong with GARNiDELiA performing Ambiguous, Blazing, 約束 -Promise code-, and Gokuraku Jodo.

After GARNiDELiA's performance, ELISA took the stage with her powerful,opera-like vocals with three songs - ex:tella, Real Force, and REALISM.

The third performer was Takigawa Alisa, who performed Season, 色褪せない瞳 and さよならのゆくえwith her guitar, the only vocalist who played an instrument on stage that evening.

Next up was Haruna Luna, who performed both of her SAO ending songs, Overfly and Startear as well as アイヲウタエ and Kimiiro Signal.

The welcome surprise part of Anisong was the collaboration among Anisong Artistes, performing covers of songs by others artistes. First of the three collaboration involved ELISA x Takigawa Alisa singing the cover of Departures -あなたにおくるアイの歌 by EGOIST.

The second collaboration was GARNiDELiA x Haruna Luna doing the cover of INNOCENCE. I must admit it was quite exciting and heartfelt to listen to INNOCENCE as the original singer, Aoi Eir is currently on indefinite hiatus from her singing.

The third collaboration actually involved all previous four (4) performers ( minus Toku from GARNiDELiA) as the ladies did a joint cover of 君の知らない物語 by supercell to the delight of the audience!

After the collaboration song session, Aimer took the stage with a series of acoustic songs - Brave Shine, LAST STARDUST, StarRingChild, 茜さす, and ninelie - accompanied only by a pianist. Seated in darkness in an elegant long dark grown with all projected screens switched off, causing some confusion among Anisong fans, Aimer quickly settled everyone down with her strong and clear vocal.

While she didn't explain why she chose to sing in the darkness, she did mentioned that she hope her songs (and not her look!?) will inspire others.

Last but not least, Kalafina amazed the audience with a grand entrance, performing Magia Quatro while dressed in long heavy kimonos. At the end of the song, they threw off the kimonos, revealing the white stage dresses beneath. They then proceeded to perform One Light, ring your bell, Sprinter and 君の銀の庭, the other song from the popular series 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ.

With the superb performance by the Anisong artistes, the concert could not end without an encore request from the Anisong fans and their requests were granted with two collaboration songs by Kalafina x Aimer for believe and あなたに出会わなければ 〜夏雪冬花〜.

Overall Anisong Fantasy Live 2017 Singapore was a great success, going by the positive reaction from the audience after the concert. Collaboration among artistes was definitely a present surprise and the moment of the event for any Anisong fans, including myself. However it would be great if all six (6) Anisong artistes could appear for a joint collaboration for the final encore.
As highlighted in the beginning, the sound system was a major let down for me. More could be done to fine tune the sound system before the show as the music of ClariS and GARNiDELiA were almost inaudible due to the sound from the microphones were overshadowed by those from the instruments and the random bouncing of sounds from all direction within the makeshift concert hall made the situation worst.

Fortunately, diehard Anisong fans are very forgiving.

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Join Creator Of We Bare Bears In Creating Your Own Animation!

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Hi Huneybees,

ARE YOU A FAN OF WE BARE BEARS TOO?! Yes! The creator of Ice Bear, Grizzly and Pan Pan will be in Singapore this April to share more on his animation journey, some tips for budding animators, and his motivation behind his successful Cartoon Network animation series

If you are a budding animator and am interested in joining Mr. Daniel Chong, Creator and Executive Producer of We Bare Bears, in a two-day animation workshop, be sure to read on!

Cartoon Network has announced its partnership with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) for 'Imagination Studios' for a two-day animation workshop. The industry workshop for adults will be held on Friday, 21 April while a workshop for children will take place on Saturday, 22 April.

Workshop attendees will be introduced to animation and get to speak to the experts on the behind-the-scenes of creating a successful animated series. They also will receive the golden opportunity to have their animation work shown on Cartoon Network!

The workshops will be held at PIXEL Studios, a dedicated facility launched by IMDA last year to spur Singapore’s next generation of digital content creators. Both events will be fronted by the talented animator, Daniel Chong.

After building a successful career in Burbank, California, Daniel will speak about his journey as an artist and the process behind creating one of the hottest new animated series.
Those attending the industry workshop will also hear from a number of animation professionals from Turner and leading studios who will each provide insight into how to conceptualize, refine and pitch an idea. You will also be given the opportunity to submit your own animation idea to Turner which, if selected, could be fully funded and produced by Cartoon Network in partnership with IMDA. The project will also be screened on Cartoon Network across Asia!

As for the kids’ workshop, it will be open to all participants aged between 9 and 13, and aims to introduce children to the wonderful world of animation. Through hands on and group sessions, kids will learn how to create their very own stop animation video in a fun and active environment. The session will be conducted by Vaibhav Kumarev, director of Vaibhav Studios in India, and creator of Cartoon Network shorts, Lamput.

To register or find out more about Imagination Studios, visit CartoonNetworkAsia.com/ImaginationStudios from now till Monday, April 10. Participants will be selected based on a short 50-word write-up to be submitted during registration.

StarHub TV subscribers who sign up for either of the workshops will also receive a Cartoon Network goodie bag containing merchandise from Cartoon Network’s fan-favourite series. More details about the workshop as follows. Have fun making your drawings come to life!! =)

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[UPDATED] Get Your Promo Code for Singapore First DreamWorks Run NOW!

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Hi Huneybees,

For the first time in Singapore, a DreamWorks themed carnival called the DreamWorks Day is happening on 24 June 2017 (Saturday) at Gardens By The Bay, Bay East Gardens, and I am superb looking forward to it!

Promised to be filled with games, activities, food and beverages, it is going to be fun day for everyone, young or old alike. Join Kung Fu Panda as he pursues his dream of being the dragon warrior, Shrek as he adventures with his companions, Hiccup and Toothless as they soar through the skies, Alex and friends as they work together to survive the wild!!

There will also be running events available on the day itself. Let yourkids take part in a 800m Kids Dash,or join a 5km Fun Run along some of Singapore’s iconic landmarks. Both Kids Dash (according to age group) and the 5 kilometer run are scheduled to be flagged off from 4pm and 5pm respectively.

Ticketing is mainly split between Carnival + Run / Carnival Only. Respective prices are as shown below.

Entitlements may include: Event T-shirt, Finisher Medal, Tote Bag, Running Bib, Cap, Temporary Tattoo, $10 Cash Voucher. (subjective to package purchased)

What more are you waiting for!?  From now till Friday, May 26th, 2017, you can get a 10% discount if you register at DreamWorksDay homepage using the given promo code.

10% off promo code is DWXHUNEYZWORLD

The code is unlimited and can be applied for 800m Kids Dash / 5km Fun Run. Carnival only ticket not applied).
Remember this will be expired on Friday, May 26th, 2017 so quickly register yourself and your friends and family today!

Happy Sunday!

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Hi-5 to a Fun-Filled School Holiday at City Square Mall

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Hi Huneybees,

It's the weekends and very fast the 1-week March school holidays will be coming to an end for the kids. If you are looking for somewhere to hang out with the little ones this weekend before they get buried in school work again, why not head on over to City Square Mall?

The Hi-5 Playtime With The Chatterbox 'Live' Show and the Rainbowlicious Carnival kicked off at City Square Mall this past weekend and provided the children a fun and enjoyable start to their March holidays!

It was also a trip down memory lane for the older members of the audience as the cast sang and danced to popular Hi-5 tunes 'So Many Animals', 'L-O-V'E' and 'It's A Party'. 

Hi-5 Playtime With The Chatterbox 'Live' Show
Date: 11 – 19 March 2017 (daily except Monday)
Time: 2pm & 7pm (Tuesday – Friday); 1pm, 4pm & 7pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: Level 1 Atrium

Chats’ new friend Tinka, the tin toy robot, mysteriously arrived one day in a box and needed some help learning English as she can only speak in ‘bips’ and ‘bops’. Discover new words and phrases with Hi-5’s adorable puppet friend and engage in interactive games such as ‘Hide-and-Seek’ and ‘Guess the Animal’. 

With a minimum spending of $50*, shoppers can also redeem a pass for the Meet & Greet session one hour prior to each show at the Level 2 Customer Service Counter. Grab them quickly though, as there are only 50 passes per session!

Outside the mall at the L1 City Green Outdoor Park, there's also the Rainbowlicious Carnival. There's tons of children-friendly rides such as Racing Bikes and Pirate Ship, alongside an inflatable Rainbow Obstacle and Farm Slide to keep the kids busy throughout the day.

But if the sun's getting too warm, there's also more happenings in the mall. Head down to Basement 2 (beside travelators) for some action on the Robot Rides, where children will be able to ride on their favourite robot. Tickets are available at Uncle Ringo booth.

Rainbowlicious Carnival
Date: 10 March – 9 April 2017

a) Robot Rides
Time: 11am to 9pm daily
Venue: B2 beside travelators

b) Rainbowlicious Carnival
Time: 6pm to 10pm (Monday – Friday), 12pm to 10pm (Saturday, Sunday & P.H.)
Venue: L1 City Green (Outdoor Park)

Hope you guys have a great weekend and Hi-5 to a Fun-Filled School Holiday at City Square Mall!

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Be Sure To Join The Fun At Anisong Fantasy Live In Singapore This Saturday!

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Hi Huneybees,

It's an anime fan's dream come true this March School Holiday in Singapore !
Come join us on 18 March 2017, Saturday at Megabox Event Hall @ Bigbox from 7pm for a One night anisong spectacle! 

The event is expected to be a blast for anime fans as Anisong Fantasy Live has a strong line-up that will feature top anisong artistes like Aimer, Alisa Takigawa, ELISA, GARNiDELiA, Kalafina and Luna Haruna.

What's more, after the concert, all ticket holders can attend the official afterparty hosted by ANiBEATS at a SGD$10 discount at Clark Quay.

Don't miss Anisong Fantasy Live in Singapore!!

Ticket prices Vol.1 @ BigBox

VIP - SGD$188 (Free Poster & Group Photo Chance)
General Admission - SGD$118

Ticket prices Vol.2 @Clark Quay

At the Door - SGD$35 (inclusive of 1 drink)
AFL Anisong Fantasy Live ticket holders get SGD$10 off - SGD$25 (inclusive 1 drink)

Do take note of the dress code ((No shorts, singlets, or slippers)) & Age Restriction (18+)at Vol.2.

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SBCD Korean Tofu House - Hearty Soontofu in CBD

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Hi Huneybees,

I finally found Korea in Singapore! Remembering my last trip to Seoul, a local friend brought me to try Soontofu with hot stone pressured rice in a little alley that only locals know how to get to. *Trust me, I could only navigate with my friend leading, I can't find the stall again*

What was unforgettable was the scooping of rice off the hot stone into a bowl and porting tea into the leftover bits of rice in the hot stone for a later enjoyment.

Normally, we would be eating off the hot pot right? Well, this leftover porridge apparently helps in digestion and when you have finished your food, this pot of warm porridge keeps your tummy warm and cosy as you step into their winter cold weather.

I've been thinking of it ever since I'm back in Singapore and have not been able to find that taste, but thankfully I found it in the heart of Tanjong Pagar! For all Korean and spicy food lovers, this new dining experience in town will make you fall in love with Korean dishes all over again.

Unlike the usual Korean BBQ, Tteokbokki (or Ddeokbokki), Ginseng Chicken or Bibimbap that many of us are familiar with, this Korea restaurant - SBCD Korean Tofu House strides to be different among competition by bringing a unique experience to their diners.

Officially opened on 10 January 2017 in Tanjong Pagar Centre, the SBCD Korean Tofu House is the first restaurant that specializes in a variety of healthy and hearty Korean "soontofu” or soft tofu soup. Soontofu is a type of jjigae (Korean stew), consisting of freshly curdled tofu, meat or seafood, egg and gochujang served in a hot stone pot with white rice on the side.

All tofu at SBCD are hand-made every morning from curds of premium imported soybeans and with the final approval from the Chief-cum-Owner himself before it could be sold. Tofu is ideal for all ages as it is naturally gluten-free and low calorie, contains no cholesterol and is an excellent source of protein, iron, and calcium.

The soontofu at SBCD is unlike the tofu you can find in local dishes, their version is smooth, soft and custardy like bean curd, you can simply slurp it up. Couple that with kimchi and other (refillable) side dishes and the piping hot stone rice, this is my always go-to dish. I kept craving for it, that I went back several times, bringing my friends and family members along.

There was lots of seafoods in my Seafood Soontofu!

Every soontofu dish can be prepared in 4 different levels of spiciness for the broth – mild, medium, spicy and crazy hot, and they come in Original Beef or Pork, Assorted, Seafood, Oyster, Abalone, Intestines, Ham & Cheese, Vegetables and Sesame.

Do try the interesting combination of Ham & Cheese Soontofu

I found three baby Abalones in my Abalone Soontofu!!

An unique practice in SBCD Korean Tofu House that is uncommon in Singapore is the way the
rice is served with every meal. Each bowl of rice is served in a hot stone bowl, and scooped out into
a metal bowl. A think crust of scorched rice, called nurungji, will remain in the hot stone bowl and
corn tea will be added into the mixture and covered to retain the heat and to further cook the
leftover rice. After the meal, the diner can enjoy a bowl of nurungji bap, which is a rice porridge
dish that is not only nutritious, but also aids with digestion as it concludes the meal!

Do try Nurungji Bap if you ordered hot stone pressure rice with your meal!

And like a true blue Korean restaurant, you will be served side dishes (banchan) such as the kimchi, seaweed, pickled green chilies and spicy squid strips (MY FAVOURITE!), with every meal order and they are refillable.

Unlike most other Korean restaurants, one of the unique offerings of SBCD Korean Tofu House lies in the banchan that includes a whole fried croaker fish (one time only) prepared to tender perfection. It's sweet and slight crispiness goes very well with soup and rice, bringing a little firework to my tastebuds.

It's love-hate relationship for me with Spicy Grilled Chicken

One of the Chef Recommendation on the menu is the TTeok Galbi

For those who are craving for a serving of meat, you can also try the favourite Korean meat dishes such as L.A. Galbi, Spicy Grilled Chicken, and Spicy Baby Octopus. You can opt to order these delicacies as a main dish or to include them in the combo meal along with a soontofu soup of choice.

My favorite is L.A. Galbi!!!

My recommended dish has got to be the LA Galbi beef that's soft and tender, easy to chew with the sweet marination paired with hot piping rice, it was heaven for me. It is also not messy to eat the dish, as they are cut into bite size where you just have a little chunk of rib bone to cut off, totally no worries about looking too ugly if you are enjoying this with date or client.

The combination of the colour of the finishing with high ceiling and generous seating arrangement make a comfortable dining experience at SBCB Korean Tofu House

All in all, I'm infatuated SBCD Korean Tofu House, its warm and cosy ambiance is all ready to welcome the large office crowds for hearty lunch and dinner.

You could request for private room dining (subject to availability) if you wish for some privacy with your friends or family

As you may have noticed, SBCD Korean Tofu Stew definitely is not as affordable - average SGD35 per pax - as we all hope it is. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for variety, head straight for their combo sets which allows you to have the signature Soontofu stew and a main (although in smaller quantities) at lower prices.

SBCD Korean Tofu House 북창동 순두부
Address: 7 Walich Street, Tanjong Pagar Centre, #B1-01/02, Singapore 078884
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 11.30am - 10pm
Tel: 6386 6441
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SBCDSingapore/

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