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Two Days Trip in Jakarta – Massage Spa in Kempinski Hotel (Day 1)

One of our agenda for this trip is to get a soothing massage. When we first tried booking at Kempinski’s Spa, it was only available at 11pm and thus we tried checking other spa locations. Not wanting to be going to far away from the hotel, we called in Grand Hyatt Hotel right opposite and query for couple massage slots. However, as indicated by the telephone receptionist, they were fully booked and it was only available for their own hotel guests. Our reaction ? We quickly called back Kempinski’s Spa to lock in our reservations. View across the Jakarta central at the smoking area. After our dinner at Sun Tiang, we strolled slowly back to the hotel and went to the top level where the spa …

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Two Days Trip in Jakarta – Dinner at Suntiang in Grand Indonesia (Day 1)

Exploration of our room took quite a while before finally settling down on the sofa for a short rest. One of our objectives for this trip was to enjoy one good massage and we started flipping through the directory in the hotel room. We booked a couple massage at 10pm which gives us ample time for dinner and strolling around the neighbouring complex. Exhaustedly, we rested on the bed and unnoticeably, we had fallen asleep… The journey to our hotel has worn us out a little due to the bad traffic. We woke up in time just to catch a glimpse of the sun setting beautifully upon the central square. We pulled ourselves out from the bed to wash up a bit before going down in …

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Two Days Trip in Jakarta – Checking in Kempinski Hotel (Day 1)

My client has invited me over for his daughter’s wedding dinner on a Sunday evening and I thought this could be a good opportunity to take a break away from work for a day or two and enjoy the weekend with my girl friend. It wasn’t my first time in Jakarta yet the only places I have visited was only the factories and industrial area. Thus, I have to make a point to find a hotel that is near the city centre to enjoy the views and maybe some shopping at the same time. There were ample good hotels in the vicinity but eventually, we have chosen Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta since it looks like a decent hotel which is linked to the shopping malls. We …

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Enjoy Street Hawker Styled Satay at Lau Pa Sat Satay Club (Former Telok Ayer Market)

Once again, it has been a rushing day for me since I have schedule a massage session at Passage New York down Cecil Street and I suddenly had a craving for Satay and the nearest place for it will be the famous Satay Club at Lau Pa Sat. Formerly known as Telok Ayer Market, it has been a gourmet paradise since early 1970s and Satay Club has attracted many locals and foreigners to dine on the Boon Tat Street itself, with road being closed for the overwhelming diners in the night. An experience which you would not find anywhere else in Singapore ! While I was in the mist of choosing which satay stall to order from, a Malay local walked towards me and spoken in all …

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A Weird Experience at Palm Acupuncture Treatment Center at Serangoon Gardens

Shop front of Palm Acupuncture Treatment Center. It has already been a week since I last went for a massage. It is almost a regular routine to have at least one massage per week to release my stress from work. However, this week was really busy that I could not even find time in the evening to go for a massage. My “addiction” is acting up again and I just wanted to find one good place for my aching body. We are having a BBQ on this lazy evening, but I thought I still have some time to spare before my friends come pouring into my house at 7pm. Sitting around my dining table and talking with my sister and he boyfriend, they mentioned that they …

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Why Do Women Simply Love Foot Massage

In these days, our lives are busier and more stressful than ever. With work, family, school and community involvement all demanding our time and attention, many women find themselves spread too thin. It is easy to forget that having too much stress in our lives can have a negative effect on our emotional and physical health, but it is important to find regular and convenient ways of decreasing excess stress. For stress reduction, many women turn to exercise such as yoga or running. Others turn to spirituality. Especially for women who are on their feet all day, feet massage can be another great way to relax with the added bonus of feeling pampered! I think one of the best gift is when a boyfriend gives her girlfriend a good foot massage. Photo from …

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Things You Need To Know When Traveling To Dubai During Ramadan

Ramadan is a special time of the year for Muslims across the globe, and falls in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During the month of Ramadan, people of Muslim faith fast each day from dawn to dusk. They also use the time for inner reflection and enlightenment. Those who fast during the day have an early traditional breakfast called Suhour before dawn and break their fast in the evening with a meal called Iftar. Image from Assabile. The beginning of the Ramadan depends on the sighting of the new moon of the Islamic lunar month. As such, Ramadan begins and ends on a different day each year. Eid Al Fitr, three days of joyous celebration, marks the end of Ramadan. While Islam is a …

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Belated Birthday Dinner at NOX – Dining In Complete Darkness

I have been going through busy weeks dotted with appointments, late night assignments and last minute overseas business trips. Just two weeks ago,  I landed in Japan and went around Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo before landing back in Singapore last week. Resting a couple of hours and I am bound for Myanmar for our company grand ceremony. Time passed so quickly that I had even forgotten my own birthday until my dad has announced it during our celebration in Myanmar ! The first thing back in Singapore was to contact my girlfriend whom has been quietly waiting for my return. I have not seen her for weeks ! Initially, we had plans for an relaxation trip to Bali which we did last year during my birthday, but …

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Why and How You Should Pamper Your Feet in a Spa

Feet are the part of your body that suffer a  lot during the course of even the easiest days. From wearing uncomfortable shoes, standing for a prolong period of time o simply trudging along on hard surfaces where every step feels like you are ruining your feet. We must also never forget all the various injuries and ailments that can affect your feet. For all these reasons, there is a definite need for some foot pampering every now and then. The best way ? Going to the spa near you. Foot Reflexology Takes You to Heaven Anyone who has ever been to a spa to have a massage will tell you that it is one of the best things in the world and definitely one of …

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“Cold” Dinner and Creme Brulee Dessert at Ice Edge Cafe

What a day ! Rain has just plagued the entire afternoon and it was still drizzling even in the late evening. The weather was cold and wind just blow relentlessly. I was picking up my girl friend from work and we are heading towards Ice Edge Cafe for a dessert. But since I have not taken my dinner, we headed for the main course as well. Sea Bass – Seared Seabass, watercress Rissotto, edamame beans, tomato salsa and Lemon scent. Price $20.80. The Seabass are pan-seared to golden brown on the outside while the locking the tenderness and juice of the fish meat within. Rissotto tasted slightly salty, but a good combination with the fish. BBQ Pork Ribs. Ice Edge’s Special smoky BBQ baby pork ribs, …

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