Sunday, 28 January 2018

Amara Singapore CNY 2018 Reunion Dinner

With Chinese New Year approaching in few more weeks, many people should be looking for an ideal restaurant for family reunion on 15 February 2018. Why not head over to Amara Singapore this year? 

The reunion dinner is line-up with affordable 8 course menus :
Golden Prosperity  : $68++ per pax
Joyous Abundance : $88++ per pax ( minimum 6 persons per table)
Imperial Fortune Reunion Package (with fully equipped family karaoke system) $1,888++ for a table of 10 persons.

Not to forget, to welcome the year of Dog, Amara Singapore can also look forward to the tossing of salmon yu sheng, where the ingredients are arranged in the shape of a dog as shown below. 

Without further ado, scroll down to check our their CNY dishes:


Homemade Mandarin Orange Salmon

Homemade Beetroot Salmon

Chilled Angel Hair Pasta with Truffle Oil and Kombu

Drunken Chicken

Cucumber with Sesame Dressing


Roasted Chicken with Spicy Sichuan Sauce (Whole)

Vegetarian Treasure Pot (Pen Cai)

Black Pepper Crayfish

Beef Bourguignon


Instead of the well-known Durian selection, Amara Singapore delights you their own range of with Chempedak (Jackfruit) which includes Chempedak cake , Crème Brulee, Swiss Roll, Agar Agar, Pudding and Butter Cake. You should head down to try it and you will be surprised that Chempedak (Jackfruit) is also a good choice of main ingredients for the dessert. 

Out of all the choices, 2 of my favourites goes to Chempedak Cake and Chempedak Crème Brulee. 

 Chempedak Cake

Chempedak Pudding

Chempedak Crème Brulee

Chempedak Swiss Roll

Chempedak Butter Cake

Chempedak Pudding

Pomelo Tang Yuen

A unique tangy glutinous rice ball with pomelo.


Amara Singapore
165 Tanjong Pagar Road , Singapore 088539
Nearest Mrt : Tanjong Pagar
Reservations or enquiries : +65 6879 2551
Email :

Sunday, 14 January 2018

PayLah! Hawker Food Trail

Excited to try out the 'Scan to Pay' function using DBS Paylah so together with my husband we went to Maxwell Food Centre for our dinner. We are really excited because we can simply use our mobile phones to pay for our meals. Unfortunately, the cashless payment option in Maxwell Food Centre does not include all the stalls.

Before you start to try out, you have to top up (link from your POSB / DBS account) to your DBS Paylah. As shown above, under the wallet balance will indicate the amount left.

Our first stop - China Street Fritters.  

How to begin? After ordering the food that we wanted , we simply scan the code displayed at stalls then key in the amount to be paid.

Tada  ~ It's pretty simple and easy to use.

Second stop - Kitchen Mafia 

After walking around to search for other food, we then decided to try out western food (fish & chips) and satay.

And of course the third stop is to thresh our thirst - Sugarcane drink

In additional, I like the fact that I am able to track the amount I spent by clicking on the history. I totally like the idea that I no need to dig out my coins to find the amount that is require. 

Interested to find out more PayLah! Hawker Food Trail?
Watch how the MasterChefs Hawker Food Trail goes:

Head over to DBS Offical Website for more information on DBS PayLah! and check out thelist of participating food centres too. 

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Celebrate Christmas Festive season @ Amara Hotel

Christmas is round the corner ! Whee~~ Have you decided where to enjoy a sumptuous feast on Christmas Eve with family and friends ? Well, here's one choice you can consider for this year festive season at Element Amara Hotel . Scroll down to find more of the food choice. . . 

Make your stomach happy by enjoying your December Festive season at Element with their unique Peranakan turkey with buah keluak sauce, Chempedak log cakes , lobster bisque and many more!

Cocktail Prawn and Crab Meat with Duo Melon

 Honey Baked Butter Squash with Honey Mustard and Pumpkin Seed

Assorted Cold Dish

 Tuna Tataki with Cucumber Ribbons and Puffed Quinoa

Marinated Duck Rilette with Red Wine, Dried Fruits and Gherkin Salsa

Turkey Buah Keluak 

Based on the name of the turkey, you should probably know that chef cook in Paranakan way. Its good that the turkey turns out not bad , not too dry or bland.

 Steamed Garoupa with Lime Beurre Blanc Top with Tomato Vierge

 Stir-fried Moreton Bay Bug with Salted Egg

This is one of my favourite dish and this time round chef thought of using the succulent slipper lobsters to pair with the salted egg. Delicious ~~

Tajima Wayu Beef with Fole Gras, Truffle Mashed Potato and Port Jus 

 Roasted Chicken with Meat Floss

Steamed Broccoli with Conpoy and Chinese Mushroom


After the starters and mains, how can we forget about the desserts :) Something sweet to end the night of that day !
Amara's Signature Chempedak Yule Log Cake (1kg) $65.00++ 

Chempedak Yule Log Cake is something that is worth the calories and definitely worth to try it. I personally never thought that Jackfruit can be such a great ingredients .

Pink champagne Lychee Yule Log cake (1kg) $52.00

 Dark Chocolate Cherry Yule Log Cake (1kg) $52.00

 Assorted Macaron (6pcs / pack $16 , 10pcs / pack $25)

Chempedak Creme Brulee

Another dessert you should try it too . Cempedak (Jackfruit) Crème Brulee was rich with creamy taste of cempedak yet smooth in texture.

What are you waiting for ? Come on down to try it !

Amara Singapore 165 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088539

Click here to view Amara Singapore December 2017 festive pricing. 

24 December 2017

Christmas Eve Buffet Lunch
11.30am – 3.30pm
Adult: S$68++
Child (6-12 years old): S$39++

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
6.30pm – 10.00pm
Adult: S$108++
Child (6-12 years old): S$54++
*Add S$2++ to enjoy free flow beer, sparkling and house pour wines

25 December 2017

Christmas Piccini Brunch
11.30am – 3.30pm
Adult: S$68++
Child (6-12 years old): S$34++

Christmas Buffet Dinner
6.30pm – 10.00pm
Adult: S$68++
Child (6-12 years old): S$34++

31 December 2017

New Year’s Eve Buffet Lunch
11.30am – 3.30pm
Adult: S$68++
Child (6-12 years old): S$34++

New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner
6.30pm – 10.00pm
Adult: S$108++
Child (6-12 years old): S$54++
*Add S$30++ for F.U.N.O.L.O.G.Y 2018 Countdown Party and free flow beer, sparkling and house pour wines.

Amara Singapore
Amara Singapore is a business hotel conveniently located within a few minutes’ walk to Tanjong Pagar MRT station, in the heart of Central Business District (CBD). This hotel is a short stroll to the quaint historical Chinatown and just minutes away from Singapore’s new integrated resorts at Marina Bay and Sentosa Island. The business hotel’s 392 rooms are designed in a minimalist concept complemented by facilities to pamper both corporate and leisure guests.

Thursday, 30 November 2017



Christmas is coming in another 3 weeks time, have you thought of what gifts to exchange during this joyous celebration? Instead of cracking your head why not just come down to Philatelic Store @ GPO (SingPost Centre) to shop around , who knows , you might find something interesting which I will be showing you below. 

Philatelic Store @ GPO (SingPost Centre)
Psst .... Do you know SingPost has been part of Singapore for more than 150 years ?? It was started with postal services provided by the Colonial government. 

Operated and owned by Singapore Post, Philatelic Store @ GPO SingPost Centre located near Paya Lebar Mrt evokes a sense of nostalgia where you can get to see the history of Singapore through the range of stamps. Not only that, they also offers a comprehensive range of Thematic MyStamp,  souvenirs , Singapore & Foreign Stamps and Philatelic Gifts which are available exclusively in store.

To add on, a colonial-era red pillar posting box has also been restored and mail dropped into the posting box will be postmarked with special date stamp in red ink just like the picture as shown above.  

Without further ado, let's shop around the shop with me.
Changi Mystical Garden with Sanrio Characters 

Stamp Folder with Lanyard ( $21.80) 
Specially adapted from Changi Airport's 2017 Christmas Style, Thematic MyStamp includes Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, My Melody, Gudetama and Little Twin Stars is a special gift for anyone. 

$5 - $10 Festive Gift Ideas 

Looking for a cheaper gifts, you can also shop around Philatelic Store where there's one shelf filled with different items ranging from $5 - $10 for you to choose. Isn't that great ? 

Local Delights Collection

Traditional Biscuit Greeting Cards ($8.90 each) ; $35.60 (set of 4)

Do all the biscuits look familiar to you ? I'm not sure for you, but definitely for me. All the biscuits  usually can be found from the local provision shops kept in a big tin containers which you can hardly see nowadays. Out of all that I've displayed, my favorite will be Gem Biscuit collection (** hint hint, anyone pls) .

Mini Figurines Collection
SingPost Postman and Postwoman Mini Figurines ($28 each , $50 set of 2) 

Hello Mr. Postman and Ms. Postwoman... This mini figurines can display anywhere either at home or office.

Varieties of Stamps 

Over at the Philatelic Store @ GPO you will get to find many different types of themes for the stamps - underwater , Olympic , traditional biscuits , pond life , childhood games and more .... 

1st local Self-Adhesive Stamp Booklet ($3.00) 

One of the recent creation is the picture shown above when they use the emoji idea to localize it with Merlion. Don't you think the Merlion is cute ? Say Cheese :) 

 Postcards Pack A ($1.60 each ; $5.00 (set of 5))

                                            Postcards Pack B ($1.60 each ; $5.00 (set of 5))

Other than the stamp booklet , you can also purchase postcards which include Postcards Pack A and B as shown above. 

Postal Journey - Bags
Price starting from $5 onwards 

There are laminated ($5.00) and Canvas ($15.90) bags printed with the colonial-era red pillar posting box for you to choose. Other than that , the posting box can also found on cushion cover ($19.90) and tea towel ($12.90). 

Postal Journey - Display

Coffee Table Book 

Coffee table book consists of uniqueness of Singapore with famous landmarks , flora and fauna heritage , a walk through Singapore's public parks, a glace of the 4 different races culture , landmarks, traditional and local snacks to festivals. Gardens by the Bay coffee table book can also find in the store which feature the myriad of colours found at the bay. To find out what other types of coffee table book available, do come down to take a look. 


Displayed on the wall of the store, you can get to see different frames featuring Singapore traditional sites representing the Chinese, Malay and India Culture, historical shophouses on the ethnic districts,  Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam Art print , City in a Garden collection (such as orchids) and also Peranakan Collection with tableware and embroidered kebaya series.

Don't you think is a great idea for a gift ? 

Business Card Lacquer Box (Price starts from $25.00)

Business card Lacquer box design includes Marina bay skyline, Merlion, national flower as well as Famous landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade Theatres, Singapore Flyer, Fullerton Hotel and CBD skyscrapers with fireworks against the night sky. This gift will be good for those who are working as a salesperson or for those who owe name cards to help them organised their own name cards.

With so many choices of great gift ideas , do consider to go down with your friends to choose the best gifts. 

During the event, we are provided with food (displayed in aluminium tray) from Brunches cafe. Overall, the food tastes not bad. The cafe is located along Rangoon Road (Nearest Mrt : Farrer Park) and they provide All-day Breakfast Menu, Gourmet Sandwiches, Waffles, Coffee, Tea and other Beverages. 


Thanks Samplestore and SingPost for the invite. 

To shop - OR visit Philatelic Store @ GPO at #01-127 to 128 the heart of SingPost, the General Post Office 
To find out more about Brunches Cafe :