The Singaporean Sisters - Number 1 Luxury Lifestyle Blog in SINGAPORE!: January 2014

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Wednesday 29 January 2014

Chinese New Year Celebration - The True Meaning of "YU SHENG" and How to "LO HEI"

Chinese New Year Celebration - The True Meaning of "YU SHENG" - The most popular dish or favorite among everyone is the "Yu Sheng" where the enthusiastic toss of ingredients to a great height using chopsticks creates much excitement. This dish is associated with the increase in abundance, wealth and prosperity. The higher the toss, the better the luck. The tossing of ingredients is called Lo Hei which means to "rise" (Hei) which makes it of vital importance for businessmen.

鱼生 (yúshēng) is a raw fish salad which consists of shredded vegetables, condiments and a variety of sauces. It is normally served on the 7th day of Chinese New Year also known as 人日(Ren Ri) the birthday for humans. But in today's modern society, this dish is eaten and celebrated among friends and loved ones throughout the entire festive season. 

The dish is absolutely delicious and it remains popular due to the auspicious meanings behind all its ingredients. Most chefs would agree that the best "Yu Sheng" would be one that is made with the freshest ingredients. While there are many variants to this dish, the general rule will be to recite well wishes while tossing the ingredients. 

Below is a short summary from Darren Sim's Blog on how to enjoy a dish of Yu Sheng with the associated meanings and well wishes to recite at the same time. 

12 steps to Lo Hei (Good things to say)

  1. All at the table offers New Year greetings. 
    恭喜发财 (Gong Xi Fa Cai) meaning “Congratulations for your wealth”
    万事如意 (Wan Shi Ru Yi) meaning “May all your wishes be fulfilled”
  2. The raw fish is added, symbolising abundance and excess through the year. 
    年年有余 (Nian Nian You Yu) meaning “Abundance through the year”
  3. The pomelo or lime is added to the fish, adding luck and auspicious value. 
    大吉大利 (Da Ji Da Li) meaning “Good luck and smooth sailing”
  4. Pepper is then dashed over the ingredients in the hope of attracting more money and valuables. 
    招財進寶 (Zhao Cai Jin Bao) meaning “Attract wealth and treasures”
  5. Then oil is poured out, circling the ingredients and encouraging money to follow in from all directions. 
    一本万利 (Yi Ben Wan Li) meaning “Make 10,000 times of profit with your capital”
    财源广进 (Cai Yuan Guang Jin) meaning “Numerous sources of wealth”
  6. Carrots are added to the fish indicating blessings of good luck. 
    鸿运当头 (Hong Yun Dang Tou) meaning “Good luck is approaching”.
    Carrot (红萝卜) is used as the first character 鸿 also sound like the Chinese character for red.
  7. Then the shredded green radish is placed on the fish symbolising eternal youth. 
    青春常住 (Qing Chun Chan Zhu) meaning “Forever young”.
    Green radish is used as the first character 青 also sound like the Chinese character for green.
  8. After which the shredded white radish is added – prosperity in business and promotion at work. 
    風生水起 (Feng Sheng Shui Qu) meaning “Progress at a fast pace”
    歩歩高升 (Bu Bu Gao Sheng) meaning “Reaching higher level with each step”
  9. The condiments are finally added. First, peanut crumbs are dusted on the dish symbolising a household filled with gold and sliver. 
    金银满屋 (Jin Yin Man Wu) meaning “Household filled with gold and sliver”
  10. Seasame seeds quickly follow symbolising a flourish business.
    生意兴隆 (Sheng Yi Xing Long) meaning “Prosperity for the business”
  11. Deep-fried flour crisps in the shape of golden pillows is then added with wishes that literally the whole floor would be filled with gold.
    满地黄金 (Man Di Huang Jin) meaning “Floor full of gold”
  12. All toss the salad an auspicious 7 times with loud shouts of Lo Hei and other auspicious New Year wishes.

♥ Lora Christelle Lim 

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Monday 27 January 2014

The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist Christmas Soft Launch

The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist Christmas Soft Launch 
VIP Guests & MEDIA Invites Only

Address - Pacific Plaza, #03-08, 9 Scotts Road, Singapore 228210
Phone - 6733 3369 / 6733 3379

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The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist Christmas Soft Launch - On the 22 Dec 2013, many VIP and Media VIP attended the Christmas Soft Launch of The Prestige Eyebrow and Lash Specialist. Delicious mini cakes and free flow of drinks delighted the guests.

The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist is the very first luxury eyebrow and lash bar in Asia that offers excellent beauty services to their customers.

The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist have really pretty Roman-themed uniforms for their girls. It compliments their elegantly styled Roman-themed Interior Design, proudly done by Roland Neo, from Objet D' Art.

This Christmas Soft Launch event was sponsored from various reputable companies such as BEAM Global and PVT Pacific Plaza and ORRO Diamonds.
PVT Pacific Plaza Sponsored: Delicious Cocktails from their Bar.

The Prestige also had their own In-House Bartender! All dressed up to serve and impress!

These are some photos of The Prestige Eyebrow Specialists. They specializes in beautiful eyelashes extensions, eyebrow, eyeliner and lips enhancements. A trusting name for women to indulge in beauty services at a convenient location right in the heart of Singapore's city, Orchard Road. 

The Prestige invited many VIP guests, one of which I was very happy to meet. 


VIP Guest - Adeline Yeo is a really talented Painter. She paints blind folded with her fingers. I was glad to meet her at this event. 

Other VIP guests includes, TV STAR - Agri Velt, Beauty Blogger Reeiek, Model Cheryl
 Cheong, Socialite Yuki Lange, and Socialite James See. There were many air stewardesses too.

The Prestige also invited many of their valued clientèle, to enjoy some champagne, wine, whiskey and chocolates to celebrate Christmas. 

Other VIP Guests like Model Blogger Naomi Liu, was dressed up to kill. She looked fantastic in her sultry white dress. They had Blogger Joanna Lim and even Edward Lee from Edward Lee Apartments to grace their special occasion.

The Prestige also had VIP Guests, like Fashion Owner of WEARERUBBISH, Jordus Lim, and Fashion Blogger, Rachel Wong.

VIP Guests like Banjamin Yap, from Massive Collective Group, who is in charge of PVT at Pacific Plaza.

Other special guests like Cindy Soh, Timmy Yap, David, Cindy Li, etc. 

The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Soft Launch Christmas Opening was a Success! 

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Monday 20 January 2014

SYDNEY - Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk & Carrington Falls

SYDNEY - Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk & Carrington Falls - One of the most famous attraction in South NSW is the Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk which is Australia's premier Tree Top Walk Adventure and unique experience. "The Fly" is an immersive experience where a 1.5km tree top walk allows visitors to enjoy nature closely among the beautiful flora and fauna.

The steel walkway sways side to side and the ability to see through the walkway makes it pretty scary for my sister Lora Christelle who has the fear of heights. Right in the heart of the forest, the Knights Tower is positioned at 710 metres above sea level and we enjoyed the stunning views from the top from the rainforest floor to the canopy and out towards the vast Pacific Ocean. All of us climbed the tower to the top except my sister Lora who was waiting for us below. She missed out!

Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk
Address: 182 Knights Hill Road, Robertson, NSW 2577
Opening hours: 9am-5pm daily (Last entry at 4:15pm)
Ticket price: AUD25/adult and AUD10/child

"There are only 4 steel canopy walks in the world. All are located in Australia. They are: the llawarra Fly Treetop Walk, Southern Highlands NSW; Otway Fly Treetop Walk, Great Ocean Rd Victoria; Tahune Airwalk, Tahune State Forest Tasmania; and Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk, Walpole-Nornalup National Park Western Australia" So if you love nature walks, visit Australia now!

  • CARRINGTON FALLS - After visiting the Illawara Tree Top Walk, we went to check out the beautiful Carrington Falls which is located around 10 minutes drive away. Carrington Falls is a spectacular waterfall that drops 50 metres into a gorge on Kangaroo Valley. Located in Budderoo National Park, this waterfall has well developed walking tracks and a natural pool suitable for a lovely trekking day or a picnic. 

Carrington Falls
Address: Budderoo National Park, Jamberro Mountain Road, NSW 2533
Opening hours: Accessible at all times

If you love nature, Australia is really a beautiful place to explore and take a holiday to immerse yourself close to beautiful natural surroundings away from the bustling city. I had an amazing and memorable time during this road trip to South NSW which is just approximately 2 hours drive from Sydney City. Do plan your trip in advance if you intend to visit Sydney and you will reap excellent rewards! Special thanks to my sister Lora Christelle Lim for planning everything! Love her to bits!!!

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Sara Shantelle Lim

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SYDNEY - Road Trip to South NSW - Bald Hill Lookout, Stanwell Park - Air Sports Adventure

SYDNEY - Road Trip to South NSW - Bald Hill Lookout, Stanwell Park - Paragliding Air Sports Adventure - We decided to do a road trip to South NSW to check out all the amazing attractions and the most amazing experience was to watch all the daring enthusiasts jumped off the steep cliff of Bald Hill Lookout which is located approximately 1 to 1.5 hours drive from Sydney City. I was tempted to try hand gliding but unfortunately I was wearing a summer dress so I could only watch and admire those who took that daring leap and soar like an eagle in the wind. The view was spectacular if not breath-taking as the South Coast has beautiful coastal beaches with soft white sand.

AIR SPORTS ADVENTURE - There are 2 options of either Paragliding or Tandem Handgliding. Each air sports experience takes around 30 minutes and costs about AUD150 an adult. However, there are different companies operating the flights so take your time to negotiate a better price! The jump will be conducted together with an experienced and licensed mentor so you will not be alone. More info at

So my amazing sister Lora Christelle Lim first discovered this beautiful place a few months back and brought me here. We both fell in love with this place with bird eye views of the South Coast NSW region. A must visit! It is no wonder that Lora fell in love with Sydney as there are so many beautiful regions to explore. My sister Lora enjoys driving her Ferrari and Lamborghini around to discover new and beautiful natural landscapes and it is fast becoming her new passion and hobby! Explore exciting Sydney today!!!


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Saturday 18 January 2014

SYDNEY - Ferrari Club Australia NSW Members Club Picnic @ Balmoral Beach

SYDNEY - Ferrari Club Picnic @ Balmoral Beach - It was a lovely day for a picnic and all the Ferrari Club members gathered at Balmoral Beach to catch up over some wine, cheese and fruits. It was rather windy and we had trouble keeping our chairs intact to the ground. It was a mini celebration of everything Ferrari and to plan for 2014 events. Here are some photos I took!

Not forgetting our cute little member - Milly the Maltese who looks gorgeous too :)


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at Hunter Economic Zone HEZ facility

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♥ Lora Christelle Lim 
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