The Singaporean Sisters - Number 1 Luxury Lifestyle Blog in SINGAPORE!: June 2015

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

EVENTS - GIN 1495 Launch at The Bar and Billiard Room, Raffles Hotel Singapore


GIN 1495
Exclusive Launch Event
Venue: The Bar and Billiard Room, Raffles Hotel Singapore


GIN 1495 Launch Event @ Raffles Hotel Singapore - Special thanks to Dato' Elaine Teh for inviting both my sister Lora Christelle Lim and myself to attend this exclusive launch of GIN 1495. Both of us had a wonderful time learning more about GIN 1495, its rich history and incredible journey. We also had the opportunity to enjoy the unique and marvelous taste of GIN 1495 mixed with some fresh mint leaves, green grapes, lemon slices and cinnamon sticks which was interesting!

EWG Spirits & Wine, the world’s leading specialists in the creation, production and distribution of word class, grape based spirits, announces its discovery of one of the oldest recorded gin recipes. Using a grape based spirit as its foundation; the recipe dates back to 1495 and is an important record in the evolution of gin from a medicinal product to a recreational spirit.

EWG, the creators of one of the leading super-premium gins, G’Vine Gin, has handpicked a selection of industry luminaries to verify the accuracy of the 1495 recipe. Spirit historians, writers and mixologists Dave Wondrich, Gary Regan, Dave Broom and Philip Duff have viewed the original manuscript at the British Library in London before travelling to Holland to visit the Jenever Museum in Schiedam to track the development, production and evolution of gin. The journey culminated at Villevert near Cognac, France where the EWG team have their wine distilling innovation centre.

VIDEO - Discovery of the earliest recorded recreational Gin recipe!

With only 100 bottles worldwide, GIN 1495 is an incredibly rare juniper based spirit. There will be 1 Limited Edition Gin 1495 pack available in an auction in Singapore and all of the proceeds of the auction will be going to charitable causes organized by the Rotary Club of Sentosa. 

“By taking this recipe apart and refreshing it for our modern era, we will learn so much more about the long and circuitous journey the spirit has taken through the centuries.” said Jean-Sébastien. “GIN 1495 is the fundamental expression of our business, and represents the exceptional knowledge, quality and heritage elements of our company. We see the birth of gin, with a wine based spirit, in 1495 and its rebirth today in 2014. We love that idea of renaissance, of creating the future by understanding the past, of discovery, improvement and the creation of something excellent; this lies at the heart of all of our products.” 


Renowned gin-ologist and Dutch speaker, Philip Duff, unearthed the 1495 recipe in an out-of-print Dutch-language history of Jenever. The original belongs to the Sloane Manuscripts, which passed into the collection of the British Museum in London after the death of Sir Hans Sloane in 1753, a wealthy merchant in East Netherlands. These manuscripts now stand in the archives of The British Library. “The 1495 recipe is not just the first chapter in a rich history of gin – this historic grape distillate-based recipe is part of the very foundation at the category”, said Philip Duff. “With an unrivalled passion and understanding of the grape and vine, I knew that the team at Villevert would authentically investigate this discovery and recreate the original recipe using traditional and genuine techniques and ingredients”. 

EWG Spirits & Wine have produced a Limited Edition GIN 1495 pack consisting of the two variants; Verbātim, the 1495 original recipe, and Interprětātǐo, the modern interpretation. 


Sara Shantelle Lim and Mark Bernard - CEO of Octopus Group Singapore


 GIN 1495: A CELEBRATION OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST RECORDED GIN RECIPES 

A Rich History. Distilled. Refined. Refreshed. 



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Monday, 22 June 2015

Aesthetics - Professional and Talented Hairstylist - Kevin Kool from Hair Visuals in Singapore


Professional Hairstylist - Kevin Kool
HAIR VISUALS
Contact number: 65 97297081    Email: hairvisuals2012@yahoo.com.sg

PROFESSIONAL HAIRSTYLIST and HAIRSTYLING EXPERT - Kevin Kool from Hair Visuals is simply so talented! I am greatly impressed by his creative skills in styling very interesting hairstyles as though all his clients are all preparing for a Hair Show. He is able to create a new and refreshing look that is unique. I would term it "bespoke hairstyling" as he is able to skilfully craft a new hairstyle and sparkling image that brings out the best of one's individual personality and character. Kevin Kool reminded me of the famous quote "A Hairstylist touches more Hearts than Hair" as he helped to increase my self confidence by making me look more beautiful. Life is indeed more beautiful when you meet the right hairdresser!

1 Hour Hair Transformation - In less than 1 hour, working his magic fingers around my delicate tresses, he managed to transformed my dull-looking hair into one beautiful hairstyle that exudes great sophistication and elegance. I informed him that I needed my hair to look fantastic as I was heading to Raffles Hotel Singapore for an event under the invitation from Dato Elaine Teh. When my hair was finally curled and done, I was in awe at how beautiful my hair looked especially from behind. I look like an elegant "princess" with beautiful curls. Thank you Kevin Kool for your wonderful work and I appreciate passionate hairstylists like yourself who take great pride in your work. 



LEARNING HAIRSTYLING IN JAPAN & AUSTRALIA - Kevin Kool, at age 34 is a young hairstylist with great potential. He learned professional hairstyling in Tokyo, Japan and in Australia from renowned Aussie Hairstylist - Sharon Blain. He has more than 14 years of experience in hair styling is also a man of character and has many interesting stories to tell. As he was styling my hair, he explained to me how he learned that in Japan, most women take great pride in their hair and the hair salon on a daily basis to style their hair. I was amazed to hear that and I really wish I could enjoy the same luxury!

HAIRSTYLING FOR EVENTS & WEDDINGS - I highly recommend that you contact Kevin Kool if you require a special hairstyle to attend any special event or occassion. He is able to complete a beautiful hairstyle just for you in less than 1 hour and he charges very reasonable prices from SGD$100-$120. 

"Your hair is your best accessory..."
"Good Hair Days make me feel like I can take over the World..."

Below are some more magnificent works by Kevin Kool done on my beautiful girlfriend Bella Fernandez. She was the one who recommended Kevin Kool to me how nice! Thank you Bella :) 




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Friday, 19 June 2015

Foodpanda - Food Delivery in Singapore to your Doorstep - Fast, reliable and convenient! Free delivery too!


foodpanda - Food Delivery in Singapore
Website - www.foodpanda.sg
Instagram @foodpandasg #foodpandasg
With more than 400+ restaurants to choose from!
*Free delivery applicable for some restaurants*


Foodpanda Singapore - Recently, I discovered a very interesting website which provides fast, reliable and convenient food delivery in Singapore. As my sister Lora Christelle Lim decided to stay in Singapore for 2 days after our family Europe trip, we decided to order food delivery to my home and invited several friends over for dinner and drinks before she flew back to Sydney. It was also my friend Lemuel Lee who is a regular and happy customer of foodpanda who suggested that we order food delivery through the website. Such strong word of mouth recommendation! We decided to give foodpanda food delivery a try for the first time!

STEP 1: Simply key in your postcode address 
and a list of restaurants will appear!

Ordering Food Delivery from www.foodpanda.sg - The foodpanda website is extremely user-friendly. Once the page was loaded, I simply had to key in my postal code address and voila!, a large list of different companies that do food delivery to my home were displayed. With more than 400+ restaurants listed on the foodpanda website, customers are spoilt for choices. Even if you did not know what to eat, the large variety of food choices will definitely whet your appetite!


After keying in my postal code address, I was surprised to find that I was able to order so many different types of cuisines such as Italian, Thai, Indian, American, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Indonesian, Singapore's local fare, Fast food etc. Most importantly, I was so happy that so many of these restaurants also provided FREE DELIVERY! What a fantastic deal and offer! With just a click of the mouse away on my computer, food was quickly delivered to my home which was really convenient! You can also pre-order and decide what date and time you prefer the food to be delivered to your address.

STEP 2: Select which restaurant you wish to order food from 
and click "Go to menu"

RESTAURANTS THAT DELIVER TO MY HOME ADDRESS - It was great to discover that so many high end and popular restaurants provided food delivery to my home and my favourites included Hard Rock Cafe, Spizza, Delifrance Bakery, Nandos Chicken, Swensen's, The Soup Spoon, Subway, Monster Japanese Curry, Shin Kushiya Japanese, PastaMania, 4Fingers Crispy Chicken, Nara Thai, California Pizza Kitchen, Sake Sushi, Old Hong Kong Cafe, Ming Fa Fishball etc.  There were just so many choices to choose from!


THE YANG's TRADITIONAL HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE - As my sister Lora was craving for Singapore's local food, we decided to order some Hainanese Chicken rice from The Yang's Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice which arrived at my doorstep in less than 1 hour. Unbelievably fast delivery despite the fact being located in Serangoon area which was quite a distance away from my home at Tanglin Road in the city. I also liked the fact that the restaurant called almost immediately to re-confirm my order. The food was delivered up to my door and I paid cash to the delivery lady. The food was still warm and tasted absolutely delicious! All my friends and I enjoyed our chicken rice feast especially with the generous servings and fragrant Jasmine rice. They also provided sufficient disposable cutlery, serviettes, small packets of chilli sauce and sweet black sauce.

STEP 3: Choose what food items you wish to order from the food menu

STEP 4: Confirm Order - Select Date and Time (Pre-order is recommended)

Final Step: Secure Checkout - Input Delivery address and Payment Details

Foodpanda - 5 stars excellent food delivery in Singapore - All of us were genuinely impressed with foodpanda's food delivery website and their fast, efficient, reliable service. We will definitely visit the website to order food delivery in Singapore regularly especially during rainy days or days where we are simply too lazy to cook or step out of home. Foodpanda is definitely a trusted name for food delivery in Singapore and one of my favourite food delivery websites.

FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE FOODPANDA APP - You may also wish to download the foodpanda app to enjoy greater convenience! Simply search foodpanda at the App store for your free download of the app and start ordering your food delivery today!


Check out www.foodpanda.sg now for delicious food delivery!


TANGLIN ROAD HOME HOUSE PARTY - It was a wonderful gathering among friends and all of us enjoyed the delicious food ordered from the foodpanda website. Special thanks to everyone who took time off their busy schedules to visit my sister Lora before she flew back to Sydney. Congratulations to our girlfriend Jujube Li for making it to Harvard University as well! It has been such a long time since we last caught up!

 Jujube Li, Chan Kwai Sum, Lora Christelle Lim

Lora Christelle Lim, Sara Shantelle Lim, Prince Royale (Japanese spitz)

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

EUROPE TRIP June 2015 - Milan, Bologna, Maranello, Venice, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg etc.

Sara Shantelle Lim and Lora Christelle Lim in front of The Parliament House in Budapest, Hungary!

Dear readers,

Sorry for the lack of updates as THE SG SISTERS are currently busy traveling around EUROPE covering areas in Milan, Bologna, Maranello, Venice, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and Singapore. We have only managed to update our personal Facebook pages so do follow us on Facebook. We will update the blog very soon! Stay tune to our exciting travel tales :)


Sara Shantelle Lim and Lora Christelle Lim dancing in Budapest, Hungary! Happy travelling girls :)


XOXO
THE SG SISTERS

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OTHER TRAVEL POSTS




Read about my First Class Singapore Airlines Travel to New YorkCLICK HERE.
Read about my First Class Singapore Airlines Travel to San FranciscoCLICK HERE.
Read about my First Class Singapore Airlines Travel to Hong KongCLICK HERE.
Read about my Business Class Singapore Airlines Travel to BaliCLICK HERE.
Read about my Business Class Singapore Airlines Travel to SydneyCLICK HERE.

Read about my Business Class Singapore Airlines Travel to LondonCLICK HERE.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

SYDNEY - Snow Ski Trip to Perisher Valley in my Lamborghini Gallardo with bunny Snowy!


SYDNEY - Snow Ski Trip to Perisher Valley in my Lamborghini Gallardo - It was my first time going on a ski trip to Snowy Mountains in Australia and I was filled with excitement. Perisher Ski Resort is located 5.5-6 hours drive away from Sydney City. As we had to pass by Canberra city, we stopped by my favorite Koko Black to grab the famous ice chocolate drink before heading on. Initially, we booked a rental car with Europcar but when we arrived at the Canberra airport, the lady said the car was unavailable as the previous person who rented it did not return it. Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise, we had no choice but to drive my Lamborghini to Perisher Ski Resort which turned out surprisingly great! It did not skid at any point in time on the snowy roads. Did I also mention that my Lamborghini looked stunning in snow?


I love my yellow bumble bee!
A video on how my Lamborghini Spider opens its Soft Top 


Lamborghini Gallardo Spider - My beautiful car is amazingly a 4WD so there was no need to put chains on the wheels. We woke up really early in the morning at 4am, had a quick breakfast and drove to Snowy Mountains from Canberra which took around 3.5 hours due to speed limits that we had to adhere to. After paying the car entry fees of AUD27 to Kosciuszko National Park, many cars stopped by the side of the road and people were busy fitting chains onto the wheels of their car in the freezing cold. I was so glad my car did not require any chains and we drove on slowly up the mountains.

Speed limit was extremely slow at a maximum of 40km/h as the roads were filled with fresh snow and there was Blizzard weather conditions. I was worried that my car would skid but it was surprisingly sturdy, firm and safe after I push the anti-skid button. Many people who drove passed my car gave me the thumbs up and took out their cameras to take pictures. We reached Perisher around 8am but it was already quite crowded. Guess everyone woke up really early to arrive this early! Everyone wanted to be the first to ski down fresh snow slopes! The place got really crowded in the afternoon...


Snowy Sees Snow - Upon reaching Perisher Valley, my mini-lop bunny Snowy gets to meet the real snow for the first time. There were strong winds and the large snowflakes were falling from the sky and I can't help but end up eating some snow in my mouth. Vision was blurred until I put on my snow goggles. The temperature was at -4 Degrees Celsius and despite wearing thermal wear and multiple layers of sweaters below my Ski Jacket, I was shivering in cold. Oh yes, instead of renting ski clothes I have spent approximately AUD300+ at Rebel Sports to buy my own Inner Thermal Wear, Ski Jacket, Ski Pants, Goggles, Beanie, Long Socks, Snow Boots etc. You can choose to rent ski clothings at Perisher if you prefer.

A video of my precious mini lop bunny - Snowy
On our way up the Snowy Mountains in my Yellow Lamborghini



Perisher
Opening hours: 8am-5:30pm daily

Welcome to Perisher Guys!


Skiing at Perisher - I only bought my tickets at Perisher itself but if you wish to save money, do purchase in advance online at their website. I decided to rent the ski equipment at Perisher as well as it was more convenient and there was no way I could put the ski equipment in my Lamborghini. The renting of the Recreational Skis and Poles and Ski Boots cost AUD78 for 1 day. It was so fun to ski at Perisher and I enjoyed myself tremendously. The great thing about skiing is that after skiing for a while, my entire body was burning in heat and I was perspiring so I was not feeling cold anymore. I guess skiing is a great exercise and no wonder it is one of the most popular winter sports!

First Timers - If it is your first time skiing, do not worry. There are lessons available where skilled instructors will teach you how to ski patiently. It is very easy to learn how to ski and after a 1-2 hours lesson, you will definitely be able to ski on your own confidently. To find out more about taking the 2 hours lessons at Perisher, visit http://www.perisher.com.au/lessons-hire/2-hour-lessons.html


Below are more beautiful photos of my Lamborghini taken in the Snow :)






I marveled over the beautiful Winter landscapes. A Winter Wonderland :)



I highly recommend that you go on a Ski Trip this Winter in Australia as the experience is simply magical, memorable and enjoyable! A beautiful Winter experience :)

Sara Shantelle Lim's SNOW SKI TRIP in Thredbo 
(6 Hours away from Sydney)

Read about Sara Shantelle Lim's SNOW SKI TRIP in Thredbo: Click Here.

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Click here to read about Lamborghini Club Australia "The Bull's Roar" Magazine features
Lora Christelle Lim's Unique Experience of driving her Lamborghini in SNOW!



Click here to read about Lamborghini Club Australia "The Bull's Roar" Magazine features
Lora Christelle Lim's Writing and THE SG SISTERS blog


Click here to read about the Lamborghini Esperienza 2014 at Melbourne's Phillip Island

Click here to read more about AUTO ITALIA CANBERRA 2015


Click here to read more about Liqui-Moly BATHURST 12 Hour 2015


Click here to read about Lamborghini Club Drive to Centennial Vineyards, BOWRAL 

Click here to read about the Lamborghini Club NSW Drive to Burragorang Valley
http://www.sgsisters.com/2014/09/sydney-lamborghini-club-drive-to.html



Click here to read more about IGNITE Cars Club presents 
the Unveiling of the Brand New Lamborghini Huracan 2014 Model 


Click here to read more about Supercar d'Elegance drive to Camden Valley
http://www.sgsisters.com/2015/01/sydney-supercar-delegance-morning.html



I love my Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder :)




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