7-Eleven, Lazada and Ninja Van have launched a joint initiative to make delivery hassle-free for busy Singaporeans by enabling convenient parcel collection from 7-Eleven stores islandwide.

Online shopping once meant having ensure someone is home when the courier comes or delivered to office during working hours. With this new collaboration, shoppers on Lazada can choose any of the almost 350 participating 7-Eleven store islandwide as a collection point for their parcels via Ninja Van’s delivery service.
Users of this service will get to enjoy free delivery, as opposed to S$1.49 for normal and S$2.99 for express drop-off to their homes. Parcels must be under 80 cm consolidated total (width + height + length), and under 5KG. The new parcel collection service is now available to shoppers at 159 7-Eleven stores, with progressive rollout to all participating stores by the end of 2018.

Starbucks Singapore is introducing Zombie Frappuccino starting 17 October for the Halloween season.

Made exclusively for Singapore this Halloween, Starbucks Zombie Frappuccino is here to make your Halloween celebrations even more spook-tacular. Grab one for yourself and indulge in the fragrant, nutty flavor of black sesame, paired perfectly with the subtle sweetness of red bean! Topped with a red drizzle to create that ultimate eerie look and feel, this Frappuccino also features an intense, midnight black color with drippings of red to form a perfect-looking, spookily tasty drink for Halloween.

Carouselland – Singapore’s largest indoor marketplace bazaar – is back this National Day weekend, bigger and better! The 2 days event will feature 400 curated booths with a wide range of new and pre-loved items, including retro collectibles and games, handmade gifts and vintage fashion. Discover local treasures, get crafty at workshops, and shop from the best of Carousell’s marketplace.

In celebration of Singapore’s and Carousell’s birthdays this August, Carouselland is dedicating a Local Pride Section to spotlight up-and-coming individuals from our vibrant creative scene. Be inspired by sharing sessions from Singapore’s bright young stars such as Rachel Lim from Love, Bonito, Singapore’s successful home-grown womenswear label, who will be hosting a workshop on entrepreneurship.
Experience the Singapore flavour in and around Carouselland – from fun and quirky Instagram zones and crafty workshops that have amusing Singaporean twists, to unique Carousell vendors who add to our heritage and celebrate local flavour. Learn how to make miniature food figurines of your favourite local dish with Carouseller @funwithartz, or join Insta-famous Yafiq and Yais on an interactive photo trail workshop. Sign up for the workshops here to secure a spot: https://www.carouselland.sg/workshops
Complete an on-site interactive treasure trail to score a sure-win prize, ranging from Carouselland vouchers and Carousell swag to an exciting top prize of $500 in cash. (Available for the first 500 participants each day.)
Didn’t bring any cash? No worries. Download DBS PayLah!, Carouselland’s official payment partner, with the promo code ‘CAROULAH” and get $5 into your PayLah! wallet. Use it at Carouselland and that’s literally S$5 off your purchase! (S$5 cash credit is only for new users who have registered for DBS PayLah! for the first time and who have fulfilled the eligibility criteria as listed in the full terms and conditions. Valid until 31 December 2018 for the first 60,000 successful new sign-ups only.)
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Exhibition Hall A & B (Level 1)
Dates: 11th & 12th August 2018
Time: 12pm to 9pm

Today is the last day for the Star Wars Run Singapore 2018 early bird registration. Hurry! Register today (14 March) to enjoy the early bird rates.

The Star Wars Run returns on 5th May (Revenge of the Sith Day) at the F1 Pit Building and Marina Bay Area. There are 3 race categories this year, the inaugural 540m Young Jedi Dash, 5.4km non-competitive run and a 10km competitive run.

Fans can look forward to limited edition collectibles and merchandise specially launched for this year’s event. Ranging between S$12.90 and S$29.90, the collectibles include the Star Wars Run Singapore 2018 Umbrella, 55-cm Electronic Light Saber (in Red, Blue and Green), as well as the special edition pins in a variety of designs. The collectibles are available for registered participants to purchase via the online store.

And don’t miss out the fun activities at the Race Village which includes Star Wars themed activities, interactions, food and beverages as well as an outdoor movie screening of Star Wars movies.

Just returned from a 10 days Taiwan vacation recently. Never expect Taiwan to be such a beautiful place. There’s many things to offer in Taiwan. From the beautiful Qingshui Cliff to the busy Taipei city streets.

10 days is not enough to cover the entire Taiwan. There are so many things to do and places to visit. Could easily spend another 5 to 10 days there.
Ever since coming back, I got quite a number of friends asking me about my itinerary. So I’ve decided to share it here.
10 days Taiwan itinerary.
Day 1: Taichung: Gaomei Wetland and Feng Jia Night Market
Day 2: Taichung: Lavender cottage and Sun Moon Lake
Day 3: Taipei: Sato Castle
Day 4: Hualien: Leader Village Taroko Hotel
Day 5: Hualien: Taroko Gorge, Qingshui Cliff and Qixintan
Day 6: Taipei shopping
Day 7: Taipei: Tamsui, Beitou Hot Spring and Shilin Night Market
Day 8: Taipei: Maokong and Taipei 101
Day 9: Taipei: Shifen Waterfall and Shifen Old Street
Day 10: Taipei Ximending
PS: I’ll write more in details about each day shortly. If you see a hyperlink above, that means I’ve posted the entry. Else, that means I’m still procrastinating.

It is not the best itinerary around. There’s quite a number of popular places that we did not visit. We could squeeze more places into the itinerary but we decided to take it slow and easy. That’s what a vacation should be right?

For the first time ever in Singapore, watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens on a giant screen with more than 70 orchestral musicians playing the soundtrack live on stage. Created by five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams, the epic music will take on a new dimension when played live with the movie projected on the big screen, with all of its dialogue and sound effects.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert is happening from 29 – 31 October at the Esplanade Recital Theatre.

Get your tickets now.