Pic of the week: Taminick Valley

Our view of the 100 year old vines from one of Victoria’s oldest family run wineries and breweries, just 3 hours drive out of Melbourne. We found ourselves here on an overnight stopover, on a road-trip to pick up our new camping car. Cue next post….

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Pic of the week; PasarBella@MBS

Sapporo Beer. Gourmet Burgers.  Edamame Beans. It’s a scrumptious farmers market – Asia style! PasaeBella and friends go to town is on 7th – 30th March. You can even nibble your cheese and wine whilst basking in the light projections of the city skyline –  all part of ilight Marina Bay Festival 2014.

Training Shed, Labrador Park…

After 19 months of living here, I finally shake my ass down to much hyped Sunday session – Training Shed. Run by uber-cool event company Sideshow, their once-monthly party is hidden off the beaten track in a forest beer garden 1k down Port Road. It’s a little like an English garden fate meets African bongo club.  Amazingly for this level of diversity – it’s a) free! and b) in Singapore!

From 3pm to dusk there’s a nice family vibe with hippy toddlers playing with their crayons on blackboard graffiti boards. After dark the guest DJ’s turn to bongo percussion & salsa mixes. If you get tired of the dance floor there’s overpriced food ($14 a hotdog) yet ok-priced beer ($8 Archipelago.) Go figure. Best of all, it all wraps up for 10pm to keep a perfectly mellow (non-hangover!) Sunday.

Pic of the week; W Hotel Sentosa

Afternoon Tea Sentosa Style at W hotel's Drop The T @ Woo Bar. $68 for a birdcage for x2 people with freeflow tea 3pm - 5pm.

Funky afternoon tea at the W Hotel’s chic WooBar. The trip out to Sentosa Cove s worth it for a scrumptious ‘birdcage’ of passion fruit compote scones & savory cheese nibbles. Drop The T is $68 ++ for a cage for x2 people with freeflow Dilmah tea 3pm – 5pm.

5 reasons to love a Singapore Xmas

wpid-IMG_20131220_193514.jpg1) Outdoor Screening of Love Actually
There’s no better way to start xmas eve eve eve than watching this British fave under the stars. The lovely folk at DBS gave away free popcorn, free Tiger beer and free picnic mats! Better still, they’re doing it again as part of their DBS Movies By The Bay season throughout 2014.

2) Xmas Eve House Parities
In a city where everyone eats out 364 days a year, the novelty of cooking at home with friends is one of the loveliest pleasures, even if the prep means scouring Novena Cold Storage throughout Dec to buy $19 SGD parsnips. Plus if the Mustafa Centre has one purpose in life, it is surely Secret Santa buying?

3) Christmas Day Dinner at The Edge at Pan Pacific
$185 (Inc ++) for 3 hours of xmas day freeflow may sound a bit of an extravagance. For 7 international food stations, a chocolate fountain, lobster, freeflow  champagne & cocktails with 13 rowdy friends, plus not having to do the washing up…. priceless!

4) Marina Bay Sands Birthday
December babies will understand. Singapore’s 6 star hotel icon is worth every second you spend it, and not just for it’s much famed 47th floor infinity pool. The jacuzzi overlooking the Gardens on the Bay light show is perfection, as is the refreshingly good customer service – or maybe I’m bias thanks to the lovely (and unrequested!) birthday upgrade :)

5) Giving as well as receiving
Donating to Little India based charity; Transient Workers Matter Too in a city we’re ALL lucky to live in.

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