Posted on December 25, 2015
Located at Mount Sophia, Sophia Hills is a leasehold condominium jointly developed by the reputable Hoi Hup Realty and Sunway Developments. It has a total of 493 units, which also includes three conservation buildings for restoration purpose. The first building, the Nan Hwa Girls’ School, will be restored into a kindergarten-cum-childcare centre. The Trinity Theological College Chapel and the Methodist Girl’s School of the Olson Building will be both converted into a restaurant and a clubhouse respectively. Owners have an option of four types of units including 1-bedroom (452 – 614 sq ft), 2-bedroom (570 – 743 sq ft), 3-bedroom (840 – 1,302 sq ft) and 4-bedroom (1,528 sq ft).
One of the greatest features of Sophia Hills is the strategic location within the city area. Once the condominium development is expected to complete by 2017, owners can look forward to easy commuting point to major roads and expressways such as Selegie Road, Orchard Road, Beach Road, Nicoll Highway, Central Expressway (CTE) and the Easy Coast Parkway (ECP). On top of that, owners need not worry about lack of public transportation, since Sophie Hills is located a stone’s throw away of 5-minute stroll (or 300m) from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station interchange. Other MRT stations include Rochor MRT station and the soon-to-be-launched Bencoolen MRT station are also readily available for more convenience to the owners. Moreover, Sophia Hills provides excellent access to various shopping malls and entertainment outlets such as The Cathay, The Atrium @ Orchard and Plaza Singapura.
Sophia Hills is also blessed with a wide range of facilities, including an indoor gym, sun deck, swimming pool, BBQ areas, children’s playground and function rooms. The guardhouse is also allocated at Sophia Hills to ensure full security measure and a peace of mind for the residential owners. For rejuvenation purpose, owners can take a stroll to a nearby park and greenery such as Fort Canning Park, Emily Park, Hong Lim Park, Pearl Hill’s City Park and Istana Park.
A number of reputable schools are also located within the convenient distance of Sophia Hills, including the Singapore Management University, SOTA School of the Arts Singapore, St. Margaret’s Primary School, Chatsworth International School (Orchard Campus) and ISS International School Singapore.
For rental or investment purpose, Sophia Hills proves to be an ideal location since there are many expatriates frequently coming from the Central Business District (CBD) – a major commercial & financial districts such as Marina East, Marina South, Rochor and Orchard.
Posted on December 22, 2015
Developed by Crescent View Developments Pte Ltd, The Venue Residences and Shoppes is a mix of commercial and residential leasehold development located at Tai Thong Crescent in Singapore District 13. It has a total of 294 units, including 28 shop lots (for Level 1) and 266 exclusive residential units (for Level 2 to 18). The breakdown of the 266 residential units includes 24 one bedrooms, 114 two bedrooms, 6 two bedrooms + study rooms, 72 three bedrooms, 14 dual-key three bedrooms, 28 four bedrooms and 8 penthouses. There is also a total of 402 sheltered parking lots for both residential, commercial and visitors’ use.
The Venue Residences and Shoppes is well-equipped with various resort-style amenities such as BBQ area, Sky Terraces as well as Infinity Pool and Origami Cabanas. Owners are able to unwind at some of the amenities’ gardens such as Meditation Garden, Yoga Garden, Relaxation Garden and Leaf Garden. Children, in turn, can enjoy their time playing at a designated playground which has a hopscotch patch, play net and trampoline.
Owners will be delighted that it only takes a 3-minute of walk to a nearby Potong Pasir MRT Station. On top of that, prominent areas such as the NEX Shopping Mall, City Square Mall, NTUC Fairprice Supermarket, Shaw Plaza, Marina Bay, Chinatown and Orchard Road are only within a few distances from various MRT stations. Suffice to say, access to public transportation is simply a breeze nearby The Venue Residences and Shoppes. Apart from that, expressways such as Central Expressway (CTE), Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and Pan Island Expressway (PIE) are also convenient and easily accessible.
Distances between home and school is often a major factor when comes to purchasing a residential unit, and this is where owners can have a peace of mind upon choosing The Venue Residences and Shoppes. Here, the mixed development is situated nearby top-tier schools such as Cedar Primary School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, St. Andrew’s Secondary and Junior School, Macpherson Primary School, Maris Stella High School, First Toa Payoh Primary School and Geylang Methodist Secondary School.
The Venue Residences and Shoppes is also packed with a number of different food & beverage (F&B) establishments, including cafes and restaurants, as well as food court situated at Potong Pasir HDB estate.
Not only the Venue Residences and Shoppes is a great investment for residential purpose, but also blessed with a strategic location for potential retail owners to set up shops.
The Venue Residences and Shoppes is available starting from $1,082,250 for 1,257psf to $3,254,400 for 5,300psf.
Posted on April 12, 2015
Your Ultimate Travel Guide To Singapore
Singapore is one of the most visited countries all over the world. Of course, it wouldn’t be a favorite tourist destination for no reason. It has become popular because of its cleanliness, sophistication, food, attractions and shopping malls. If you are a first time visitor, you should read this blog from the top all the way to the bottom because this could be the answer to all your worries and queries. No worries buddy, we got you!
Where to stay in Singapore?
The best thing about Singapore in terms of hotel accommodation and other types of lodging so to speak is that wherever you want to stay, it is always close to attractions, foodies, shopping center and more. That being said, I will give you categorized options according to your travel objectives.
If you will visit Singapore because you want to shop for great stuffs, you may want to consider staying around areas like Orchard Road, Little India and China Town. These areas have many shopping centers around, thus if you happen to shop a lot, you won’t carry heavy baggage for far too long. If you want adventures and beaches, then Sentosa Island is the best location to stay. However, if you are on a business trip then Marina Bay can be an excellent choice because it is close to all business expo centers.
Where to go and what to do in Singapore?
As mentioned earlier, there are so many placethat you can visit to explore the beauty of Singapore. Here are few suggestions that you can choose from. Let’s begin with the popular shopping centers where you can buy expensive items to inexpensive souvenir items. Starting off Mustafa Centre in Little India. It offers more than 150,000 types of merchandises of virtually any type you can think of from books to appliances to ethnic goods and herbs. Just in case you want to make use of your extra time while in Singapore Mustafa Centre it is open 24 hours a day.
On the other hand, if you are looking for some inexpensive stuff to give to your friends and family when you get home, Chinatown is the place to be. You can buy cool and cute t-shirts for a few dollars. Last but definitely not the least, you can go and visit Orchard Road. There, you can find so many shopping malls within the 2.2 km shopping hub. Needless to say, you can buy anything you ever dream of having so long as you have a budget for that matter.
For nature lovers, a great place to be is Singapore Botanic Gardens where the National Orchid Garden is located. It is open from 5:00am to midnight daily. The garden offers so many botanical delights like evolution garden, small rainforest, and children’s garden
Of course you don’t want to miss the latest popular attractions in Singapore that includes Resorts World Sentosa that offers exciting casino games and themed hotels. Right next to Resorts World Sentosa is the famous Universal Studios Singapore where you can experience Holywood Blvd., Ancient Egypt and Magical Land all in once place.
Marina Bay Sands on the other hand offers mid-luxury accommodations. It provides several dining, gambling and entertainment options. Beside it, is the world’s largest observation wheel popularly known as Singapore Flyer where you can ride and enjoy the stunning view of Singapore.Also, Gardens by the Bay, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park should not be left unnoticed. Finally, to complete your awesome experience visit Clarke Quay and Boat Quay at night for a fun and entertaining evening.
I bet you would want to have a relaxing break after shopping spree and adventures. Why not pamper yourself by visiting one of Singapore’s finest spas? Your tired body will experience a relief from professional therapists that are trained to perform Chinese Tui Na to Javanese massage, Ayurveda, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.
We hope you will save lots of money and time with our travel guide and just some sort of reminder. Security cameras are all over the place so be careful at all times. Few things you need to remember though. Don’t do anything illegal. That being said, chewing gum is illegal so avoid that at all cost. Do not litter everywhere. No tipping in bars or anywhere you go even if the service is excellent. Have a safe and fun travel!
Posted on April 12, 2015
Types of Accommodation In Singapore
Singapore remains the world’s most expensive city to date thus, the cost of living and expenditures is expected to be generally high. However, there are bunch of options that you can choose from in terms of Singapore accommodation depending on your needs, purpose and budget.
How would you like your place to be? Do you have specific location in mind? What is your travel objective? How much is your budget? Those are just few of the important questions you should answer before you go ahead and make a reservation in hotel or any lodging facility that suits your needs and budget. There are plenty of Hotel, Hostel and Budget lodging in Singapore, so that shouldn’t be a problem.
Hostels are of course cheaper compared to luxurious and sophisticated hotels but these are generally high quality, clean and safe. It is a sociable accommodation as the guests normally rent a bunk bed and share bathroom, kitchen and lounge with other guests. Since hostels are cheaper, many of this type of accommodation have long-term guests/residents.
The POD is one of Singapore’s best hostels that catertravellers who prefer convenient, fuss-free and affordable accommodation. It has 83 cozy and comfortable capsules with modern and minimalistic design. All you need to do is pay for the accommodation and the rest is free. You can enjoy a complimentary laundry service, buffet breakfast, high-speed Internet access, safe environment and more. It is conveniently located at the Singapore Central Business District.
Another great hostel is the Bunc@Radius Backpacker Hostel. It is consistently ranked as the top boutique hostel in Singapore. It is located in Central Singapore at Upper Weld Road within Little India, which is also a popular tourist spot itself as it takes tourists to an exciting experiential tour of India’s rich cultural heritage. Bunc@Radius is a combination of boutique hotel luxuries with the culture of a hostel.
If you are really in a tight budget, you can try Beary Nice! Hostel. It is one of the best hostels in Singapore with a very affordable rate ranges from S$28.00 – S$30.00 per bed. It is a nice, clean, comfortable and a safe place to stay that’s why many backpackers love this hostel.
Hotels are generally expensive. If you like something fancy and luxurious then Singapore has so much to offer. If money is never an issue, go for that unforgettable stay at any of the first-class hotels in Singapore.
Why not book at Fullerton Hotel? It is a 6-star hotel conveniently situated on the banks of Singapore River. It is a perfect combination of old and new as it has the refreshing ambiance of peace, tranquility and heritage while its interior design is contemporary and stylish. The building’s classic and heritage architecture makes it a remarkably grand hotel.
Experience the finest at the Swissôtel The Stamford – the Luxury City Hotel in Singapore. It is located at the heart of Singapore where shopping, dining and entertainment is nearby. Go for that unrivalled comfort in luxurious suites with private balcony where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the city. You don’t have to worry about anything because everything in this hotel is made to perfection so that you can focus on what matters most in your travel.
Cheap Residential Homes/Rooms
If you travel with a group or with your entire family, you may want to consider renting cheap residential rooms. There are some homeowners that offer cheap transient rooms for groups and family. A good website to visit is www.airbnb.com. In this website you can find good deals and rent unique places to stay from local hosts. The best thing about it is that you have a choice to rent a room or the entire place at a cheap.
Posted on April 11, 2015
The Massage Culture in Asia
Studies show that Asian massage is one among the oldest form of alternative therapy enjoying immense popularity at present. The first written record available on the topic suggests that Chinese massage may have been with us from the fourteenth century itself. Whatever is the speculation about its origin, one thing is sure, Asian massage culture claims the right to be proud of its rich and long history.
How does an Asian massage help your body?
Asian massage involves the manipulation of your skin and muscles in such a way as to help you feel relaxed and refreshed. Whatever is the type of massage you opt for, it has to be an experience which leaves you feeling energetic. This happens quite naturally because when the muscles are relaxed, your body regains its earlier agility. And, the best known among the different kinds of massage services available at present is massage Singapore.
Your decision to opt for massage Singapore gives you two options to choose from; in-room or outcall services. As the names suggest, in-room service offers you the luxury of the massage therapist coming to your room and offering the service as per your requirements. An outcall service requires you to visit the therapist in his/her location. Whatever is your choice, opting for a reputed therapist helps you enjoy all the health benefits massage Singapore has in store for its clients. However, be mindful of the rumors or practices capable of spoiling the reputation of the rich Asian massage culture. Do not forget to check the credentials of your favorite massage therapist.
A few additional options
Know that Asian massage offers you an astounding number of options for you to choose from. Here are a few of the kind easily available in the US. Knowing your options in the nation would be of help if you are someone who plans to have a massage at regular intervals.
This is the Japanese version of the massage therapy. Here, the one who gives massage makes use of your pulse to determine which part of your body needs special care. This form of treatment uses a variety of techniques to help your body restore its earlier healthy relationship with the five elements of nature. One example of such relationship is the connection of our kidney with water.
This is ideal for someone who leads a stressful life. Here too, the therapist understands your physical condition by checking your pulse. If it is found out that your water-pulse is weaker in comparison to the others of the kind, you may be required to talk of the thing which troubles you most. The greatest advantage of this type of massage is that it tries to eliminate the root cause so that its reoccurrence is prevented.
- Thai massage:
Known to be the most popular among Asian massages, Thai massage helps you feel healthy and invigorated. And, getting the most out of a massage sessions asks for an understanding of the options available for you.
If you are on a long vacation to Singapore or to any other country in Asia, the best option is always massage Singapore.
Different Kinds Of Massage For Your Comfort
There is nothing like going for a massage session. Irrespective of the gender the therapy is enjoyed by all and can be taken as a treatment for many diseases and most often to reduce stress. However, when you plan to take the next appointment you should know about the different type of massages available to make sure that you are able to benefit the most.
- Swedish Massage: This can be considered as the most common of all. If you are planning to go for massage therapy for the first time then you should take an appointment for the same. It involves long strokes and a lot of massage oils and lotions.
- Aromatherapy Massage: In this type of massage a lot of essential oils are used, which are extracted from essential plants. They are the best when you are emotionally disturbed and are going through stress regarding the same.
- Hot Stone Massage: For this type of massage smooth stones are heated and placed on the body to make sure that the muscles are relaxed and energy gets balanced in their body. This is considered to be the best for people who have been going through muscle tensions and prefer a light massage.
- Deep Tissue Massage: Here the pain muscles are targeted. The massage therapist will apply extra pressure on the muscles that are causing pain in the body with the help of friction techniques and slow strokes. It helps in recovering problems of repetitive stress, painful muscles, postural problems, internal injuries and related problems.
- Shiatsu Massage: This is a based on a Japanese concept, where the therapist holds pressure on a particular point for two to eight seconds making sure that the flow of blood and energy is systemized. Anyone who has tried this type of massage has fallen in love with the results.
- Thai Massage: This can be considered as an extension to the Shiatsu Massage. This type of massage not only involved putting pressure on particular body points but at the same time includes stretching of body parts. One can even consider it to be an exercising session where the body is not only relaxed but is also made healthy.
- Pregnancy Massage: The expected mother go for this type of massage. Here the therapist is aware about the body situation and knows how to handle the body. It not only helps in relaxing the body but at the same time reduces the swelling, stress, pain, anxiety and even depression.
- Reflexology Massage: One can also term it as foot massage. Although in this type of massage the oils and lotions are applied on the foot but all the body organs are taken into consideration. It is not only relaxing but at the same time also helps in keeping the body healthy.
- Back Massage: Your back bone helps in providing strength to your entire body. A back massage session in usually for thirty to forty minutes however is able to help you get the comfort that you might have been looking for.