Nara Thai

Nara Thai Cuisine

The girls and I were invited to try out Nara Thai Cassia High Tea set which was served with Thai canapes, snacks, desserts and a freshly brewed pot of Newby Tea in the 3-tier set. Amongst the dishes were Sweet and Spicy Pomelo Salad Wrapped in Betel Leaf, Shrimp Fritter, Cucumber Beef Roll, Thai Fishcakes, Barbecued Chicken Tumeric and Coconut Milk Marinade and Red Ruby with Coconut Milk.

Accompanying the food is a pot of freshly brewed Newby Tea with selections like Chinese Jasmine Green Tea, Himalayan Black Tea and Indian Black Tea.

We also sampled one of their famous dish Stir-fried Softshell Crab with Yellow Curry which is derived from an authentic recipe and adapted into a modern context. The softshell crabs are lightly battered and deep-fried till crispy before tossing together with the yellow curry.

Always love catching up with the mystery makan girls over a meal. :3 If you are looking for a place to noms on authentic Thai cuisine, look no further.

Nara Thai Cuisine
2 Orchard Turn
ION Orchard #B3-21
Tel: (65) 6634 5787

3 Gateway Drive
Westgate #03-07
Tel: (65) 6710 5867

Kiehls A Celebration of Our Heritage

Kiehl’s A Celebration of Our Heritage

To commemorate 160 years of service to the community and to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday, Kiehl’s has launched A Celebration of Our Heritage to highlight the importance of preserving Singapore’s culture through the preservation of National Monuments, which are historical and architectural significance and national importance.

Limited editions of the iconic Ultra Facial Cream and Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream will bear the Kiehl’s x Singapore Heritage Design adorning the caps. Kiehl’s will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the limited edition designed products to the restoration of National Monuments.

As part of the heritage celebration, Kiehl’s has specially packed the favorites in limited edition gift sets, each complemented with travel sizes of Kiehl’s iconic formulations.

Ultra Facial Cream Heritage Collection @ $65 (worth $106)

- Ultra Facial Cream 50ml
- Lip Balm #1 15ml
- Calendula Herbal Extract Toner 40ml
- Creme de Corps 30ml
- Midnight Recovery Concentrate 4ml

Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream Heritage Collection @ $65 (worth $106)

- Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream 50ml
- Lip Balm #1 15ml
- Calendula Herbal Extract Toner 40ml
- Creme de Corps 30ml
- Midnight Recovery Concentrate 4ml

Calendula Herbal Extract Toner Heritage Collection @ $58 (worth $84)

- Calendula Herbal Extract Toner 250ml
- Ultra Facial Cream 7ml
- Creme de Corps 30ml
- Lip Balm 3ml

Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate Heritage Collection @ $98 (worth $133)

- Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate 50ml
- Calendula Herbal Extract Toner 250ml
- Ultra Facial Cream 7ml
- Creme de Corps 30ml
- Lip Balm 3ml

The new Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence is a facial treatment water to be used after cleansing and toning. It helps to nourish the skin and provides moisture up to 24 hours, giving the hydration that my skin badly needs. Containing the extract from the iris florentina flower, the texture of the essence is watery and gets absorbed quickly. My skin feels extremely refreshed and radiant thereafter.

The limited edition products can be found at Kiehl’s outlets islandwide.

Perth Day 1

Perth Day 1 – Margaret River Day Tour

Finally got down to write about my solo trip to Perth hehe! :P The flight to Perth was in the afternoon and the plane landed after 5 hours. The sky was already dark when I reached the airport. To be honest, I was quite shocked at the condition of the airport, compared to Melbourne’s. I tried to walk around to explore but the entire airport seemed to be quite run down and everywhere is under construction. I managed to grab a sandwich and hot chocolate at a nearby cafe. I also bought a data sim card at Vodafone that cost me about AUD30 for a 4GB plan.

I then took a cab down to Kensington where my host was staying. The driver was really nice and friendly. As the area where I stayed was quite secluded, he made sure that I entered the house before driving off. Phew! :)

My host is a Malaysian Chinese and she wasn’t home most of the time, so I had the whole house to myself at night. The location of her house was pretty secluded and quiet. In the day, I would walk to the nearest bus stop to catch a bus and at night, I would usually cab back. Come to think of it, the area is quite scary at night as the street lights were insufficient and is almost pitch dark. :O

The entire house was clean and well maintained. Most of the time, I would crash on the bed when I got back. She also had 2 dogs and I would play with them whenever I am free. But usually, I would stay in the room and use wifi to chat with the hubby or surf the internet. To play safe, I would try to get back before the sky turns dark.

The next day, I made my way to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre at 8am for the day tour to Margaret River. I booked for the day tour prior to my trip with Gray Line. They have an extensive list of day tours to choose from with a hassle-free booking system. I won’t hesitate to book with them again.

Waiting for the day tour bus at the convention centre. The bus arrived promptly and off I go with the rest of the travellers! :)

The first stop was at Busselton Jetty! The entire jetty is about 1.8km and there’s an underwater observatory right at the end but there wasn’t any time to visit it. :(

Words can’t describe this beautiful scenery. Managed to take some photos for memories’ sake. :3

We moved on and had a quick lunch at Bootleg Brewery with some samplers, beer and ciders.

I ventured out and was welcomed by this beautiful scenery of the vineyard. I felt peaceful and relaxed just by admiring the greenery. Of course, this calls for a mandatory selfie haha! :P

It was mind blowing just by looking at the amazing limestones and crystal formations in Mammoth Cave. We were guided and climbed all the way up to have a good view of the formations. Nothing beats having a real life experience admiring the beauty of nature, which I can’t get in Singapore. :)

Next stop was Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, pity there wasn’t any time for us to climb to the top. It was super windy and started to drizzle after a while and I left after taking a selfie hehe! :P

We grabbed some quick bites at a nearby town and also did some shopping before ending the day tour. It was another few hours ride back and I only got back at 11pm.

One last photo of the beautiful Busselton Jetty. :3

Check out my other posts on Perth:
:heart: Benefits and Tips for Travelling Solo
:heart: Perth Day 1 – Margaret River Day Tour