Finally, I have decided to create NAHMJ.COM after a long procrastination. I am in the midst of setting it up. This is an heads up to all. I am targeting to complete the move by 30 Apr so that NAHMJ.COM will be up and running on 1 May.
Meanwhile, all my new posts will be at NAHMJ.COM instead. The old posts will be up soon.
* Update 22 April 2015
My NAHMJ.COM site is now up with new blog posts. I will be moving my archived posts over in the days to come.
I was invited to experience a 90 minutes massage session priced at $90 with Le Spa located at 16 Chun Tin Road, at Upper Bukit Timah. I was pretty excited as I enjoy massage but I could hardly find one which, in my opinion, is good enough. As most masseuse did not have enough strength to exert a good enough pressure. Thus, I never really enjoy at the end. Nonetheless, I still accepted the invitation and hoping it will be good.
Though the address is 16 Chun Tin Road, the entrance is by Yuk Tong Avenue. Enter via the glass door and turn right, you will be greeted by a flight of stairs, leading to the 2nd floor where Le Spa is perched.
When entered, you will find a soothing lobby with a friendly staff welcoming you to Le Spa.
There were quite a number of individual rooms for massage and the corridor were pretty oriental in design.
I was led to a room with a simple but comfortable massage bed. Nothing fanciful. Cabinets were provided for you to put your belongings.
A masseuse entered and her name is Gigi. When she started, I could feel enough strength exerted onto my body and through out the massage, the right amount of strength was given. From the massage on my body, she could tell me which part of my body I am having aches and pain and she seems to have helped to relieve lots of the aches, especially on my shoulders which I have most problems with.
At the end of the session, I was relieved of the aches and my body felt lighten and a cup of Ginger Tea was served.
Though everything was simple, no fanciful Jacuzzi, neither bath was provided at the end of the massage but I truly enjoyed the session. In a nutshell, this is the best session I have ever experienced so far.
The good news about Le Spa is that it is run 24 hours, you can pamper yourself any time round the clock, at your convenience and at a very reasonable pricing. Beside the outlet at Upper Bukit Timah, the other outlet is located off Club Street (Gemmill Lane).
Le Spa 16A Chun Tin Road Singapore
Tel: +65 6222 6805
Some where in the East, there are 2 blocks of beautifully decorated with painting by the Social Creatives. It is a non Government group, who wanted to, I suppose make our homes with better visual impact.
I learnt about it and decided to pop by to view the arts. There is a block with Vincent Van Gogh series of painting on each pillar.
You can spot some of his famous painting such as Starry Starry Night, Starry Night Over The Rhone, Cafe Terrace At Night, just to name a few.
Besides these, there are some other paintings
Such as the trees and the sunflowers
And the fishermen. It might be a representation of Singapore while it was a fishing village. This also reminded me of the readings in the gospel.
These are only a fraction of the art creation. You can find more.
Finally, where can you find them? At the void deck of Block 56 and Block 57 Pipit Road.
Void Deck of Block 56 & 57 Pipit Road
By MRT: Circle line – MacPherson station
– alight at ITE Campus along Circuit Road 40, 61, 63, 63M, 65, 66, 135, 154, 155, 158
– alight opp MacPherson Secondary School 61, 63, 63M, 65, 66, 135, 154, 158
Yoğart Artisan Yoghurt located at the ground floor of Burlington Square, adjacent to Sim Lim Square has its shop front facing the side of La Salle.
It offers both Frozen Yogurt (froyo) and Popsicles. And Waffles too.
There were 4 flavours for Popsicle; Mango, Yuzu, Berry and Chocolate.
I tried both the Froyo and Popsicles.
Yogart has a similar approach to Ilao Ilao. It has a Bliss (termed Sanum in Ilao Ilao) which you will choose 3 fruits, one bites (equivalent to crunch in Ilao Ilao) and a sauce.
The available fresh fruits were Watermelon, Kiwi, Rockmelon, Blueberry, Strawberry and Mango. While Bites available were Oreo Crumbs, Caramelised Cookie, Digestive Cookie, Almonds, Granola and Nuts & Oats Cookies. Lastly the sauces available were Dark Chocolate, Rum & Raisins, Coco Bianco, Summer Berries, Pretty in Pink and Tangerine.
If you don’t prefer the Bliss, you could opt for Small Cup (1 or no topping), Medium Cup (2 topping) or Large Cup (3 toppings).
I went for the Bliss. I chose Digestive Biscuits with 3 fruits of Watermelon, Rockmelon and Mango and lastly the sauce was Pretty in Pink (a Guava sauce)
I find the entire creation a little on the sweet side. I prefer it a little more sourish.
I am always attracted by Popsicle and I tried the Yuzu Explosion. The Popsicle was creamy, smooth and a little more sweet than sourish. I wouldn’t mind it a little more sourish while sweetness level remains.
Yogart Artisan Yoghurt provides a good alternatives to the froyo scenes with nice creamy, smooth froyo and popsicle to combat our sweltering weather.
Capitol Cafe is within the roof of The Working Capitol, a coworking workspace with desk for rental, for a day ($50 per desk) or for a month ($750 per desk).
I hopped over to the Capitol Cafe for lunch on a weekday.
It has a very limited food menu, with mainly bread items. I must say, it has the most boring menu. And I only spotted 2 cakes; a Carrot Cake and a Brownie.
I still proceeded to order a Sandwich, Beef Pastrami Sandwich on Ciabatta for lunch. It was a simple sandwich with melted cheese and tomato slices on one side of the bread and mustard spread on the bottom half, sandwiched with beef pastrami and lettuce. The bread proved too tough for my jaw.
The coffee seems to be a blend. I was surprised by the strong flavour notes of both dark and milk chocolate, nutty and berry. It was a medium to low acidity and a full body cuppa.
Capitol Cafe has a pretty huge space with good spacing between the tables. As it doesn’t offer much munch, I feel that it is a cafe more for a coffee when you feel like it. And maybe a good space for working too as it provides free Wifi.
Capitol Coffee 1 Keong Saik Street Singapore 089109
By MRT: Northeast and North-South Line, Outram Park Station
– alight before the Pinnacle @ Duxton along Neil Road – 61, 166, 197;
– alight at Pearl’s Center along Eu Tong Seng – 54, 124, 143, 147, 166, 190, 851, 970, CT8, CT18, CT28
– alight opp Pearl’s Center along New Bridge Road – 2, 12, 33, 54, 63, 124, 143, 147, 190, 851, 961, 961C, 970, CT8, CT18, CT28