Saturday, November 22, 2014

PM Lee hosting Indonesian President Joko Widodo to Breakfast

Facebook Post by PM Lee Hsien Loong
Had breakfast with President Joko Widodo and his wife, Iriana, this morning. They were here for their son’s graduation from ACS(International). We had Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak from Adam Road and Roti Prata from Madras New Woodlands. See us tucking in! – LHL

(MCI Photo by LH Goh)

This is cool diplomacy.  Glad to see the two leaders enjoying a humble meal, from some of the best local hawker food in Singapore!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Salt Bar and Grill Executive Lunch

Salt Bar and Grill, Executive Lunch experience.

From the website,
"Salt grill & Sky bar by Luke Mangan brings Modern Australian cuisine to Singapore. Set at the highest point on Orchard Road, the restaurant and bar offers a setting that is stylish, relaxed, welcoming and showcases the best of Australian produce. The opulent and iconic ION building is the perfect platform to share Luke’s talent with Singapore."

I had the opportunity to have a good lunch at this upscale restaurant, located on the 55th floor of ION Orchard.  The views from the 55th floor were breathtaking.  ION Orchard was the tallest building in the immediate vicinity, thus we could get commanding views, 270 deg.

In the video, I show you the food that I had.  They included the Tea Smoked Quail, 200g Fillet (Beef) and Lukes liquorice parfait (the signature dessert).  The cost was $80++.  The food was of good quality, though not outstanding.  Come here for the views!

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

싱가포르 항공 비즈니스 클래스 체험 A380 (Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class)

싱가포르 항공 비즈니스 클래스 체험 A380

고급 비즈니스 여행을 즐길 수 있습니다. 싱가포르에서 런던이 비행에, 나는 가재를했다.쿡 서비스를 예약하세요.

그것은 멋진 경험이었다.

시청 해 주셔서 감사합니다.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Beijing 101 Sales Tactics

It sounds like this Beijing 101 applies high pressure sales tactics on unwitting customers. Such practices are not ethical.

Why would a 75 year old sign up for a $15,000 package? It is just illogical.  All she wanted to do was spend her $50 voucher.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lunch - Chinese Vegetable Rice and Malay Nasi Padang

Some of the food I had for lunch.  All jolly good!

Chinese Vegetable Rice

Nasi Padang - Malay Rice

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Portobello Mushroom Centerpiece of Fried Rice

Here is something my wife cooked for lunch for the family.  Portobello mushrooms are very delicious.  They cost $1 per piece from the market. Big and juicy!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Making payments with coins in Singapore

Can you legally make large payments in coins? There have been recent articles about people and stores using large numbers of small denomination coins to make substantial payments.

One chap left $19,000 in 20cent coins in a car dealer's showroom. The coins were estimated to weigh at least 100 kg and reeked of fish!

Straits Times has reported that under the Currency Act, the following rules apply.

1) Any sum can be paid in coins with a denomination exceeding 50 cents; in other words a one dollar coin in Singapore since we do not have coins with a larger denomination.
2) 50 cent coins can be used for a sum not more than $10
3) Coins of a denomination lower than 50 cents can be used for a payment of a sum not more than $2.

It looks like this Mr Lester Ong has flouted the Currency Act since he used 20cent coins to pay a sum of $19,000. If he had used $1 coins, it would still be legal.

Which begs the question, why is there no limit in payment for $1 coins? Surely it is not reasonable to pay huge sums in $1 coins. In this case, you would need 19,000 of $1 coins to pay $19,000.

According to the MAS website, the new $1 coin weighs 7.62g each. So 19,000 of such coins would weigh 144.78kg!

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