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CAPITOL PIAZZA X EQUILIBRIUM

You know how ever since I’ve been jet-setting around, I always feel so sleep-deprived the moment I get to Singapore. Despite being all weary-eyed, here I am at EQUILIBRIUM just for my babe Vil’s birthday! Can’t believe we’ve known each other for 10 years now, oh boy how time flies!

Alright, I shall not bore you with my ramblings. Are you ready for some food porn? Believe me, it tasted as good as it looked! Especially the risotto balls we had for starters, it was SO YUMMY I can see myself coming back for it.

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On to the main course! When it comes to steak, I simply can’t share & this one right here was just done to perfection in medium rare, served the very way I like.

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Dessert time! Don’t be deceived by its looks – this is not a cold cut platter. It is seriously one of the most interesting dessert platter I’ve had in my life EVER. You can mix & match yourself but my favourite combination has got to be the BACON JAM paired with the WHISKEY CARAMEL JELLY. I highly recommend this DELI DOLCE PLATTER!

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Thank you Vil for such an amazing dinner! Let’s head back again soon pretty please!

EQUILIBRIUM is located at CAPITOL PIAZZA, #01-86.

I hope you enjoyed this short update! Stay tuned to my next post on my brow touch-up session with BROWTISAN! Have a good week ahead everyone!


you knock me off my feet

Some snippets of the week before.

Late breakkie at Robertson Quay, reason being I’ve kinda swung back to my old habits & am not that much of an early riser at the moment.

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Dinner at Cocotte with my sweetie-pie, oh my this place is so amazing! I didn’t realize how caught up I’ve been at work these days I barely have the time to sit down for a proper meal with my girls other than Rah Rah who has turned herself into a resident in my humble abode.

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It’s time to dedicate a day a week for proper dining with my loved ones. Work can wait since my tummy doesn’t exactly have the best temper. If you thought this was food overload, think again! I’m like a monster when it comes to food & I’d wipe your plates clean, provided it’s solely meat.

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So stuffed at the end of it all there was no way we could budge. Despite a bulging tummy, it didn’t stop me from getting dessert. Sometimes I wonder why I need to eat THAT much.

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There was also the impromptu visit to Universal Studios. We literally covered the entire place from day to night. Man was I proud of myself for waking up earlier than expected & battling it out with the sun despite  having a terrible heat rash. Good job Agri!

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Yes this literally felt like a kid’s excursion. Because for some rides, our belongings had to be stowed in lockers, I almost burst out in tears when our pennies combined wasn’t enough for an ice-cream I was craving for badly. It’s fun to never grow up & feel like you’re twelve forever albeit for a day. If only dreams could last forever!

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Seriously dead beat at the end of it all I should have just gone home to pass out. But hunger got in the way!

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And so despite all that exhaustion, my feet took me here. So good I’m probably never going to eat anywhere else for a week!

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Alright, enough of food already, it’s time to get back to work. I’d better work my ass off before the weekend hits me like a hurricane!


sweet love all over

Sorry I took a while to update! I was shuffling around town all week to complete my errands. I guess turning 25 has made me a whole lot responsible & efficient! Now that everything’s done, I’m back to feed you guys with a gazillion pictures!

And so, my birthday this year kinda seemed like a never-ending one with bouquets aplenty, plus it was the first time ever in my life, to eat so many cakes within a week. Are all my loved ones trying to fatten me up? Even after a week, I was like Hell Yeah, my birthday’s not over yet! PS, thank you Irene for this beautiful bouquet!

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First surprise was the birthday countdown at Sky on 57. Was too caught up eating I forgot a shot of the Foie Gras Xiao Long Bao. That dish was freaking awesome!

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The second surprise was the dinner at Skyve skilfully planned by my babysaurus. Oh you sly creature, how could I not love you even more?

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Here we are at Skyve, can’t believe this was where my secondary school was located in the past! Clarissa & I used to get into all sorts of trouble wherever we went!

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I was literally dragged out of bed for this impromptu dinner & I was incredibly cranky at the start. Usually, he’s not the type who’d want to dine out but today he was extremely persistent. There goes my beauty sleep! On a side note, thank you ClubCouture for keeping me casual chic in this Rachell Pink Top. I love it so much!

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I thought it was just a normal date – just me & my lover. To my surprise, my dear friends started appearing one by one! Too sweet!

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Anyhow, we were so hungry we almost ordered everything on the menu! But really, the starters are so damn delicious we pretty much ended up sharing everything.

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Seems like the lighting over here’s very suitable for pictures after pictures. That explained why all of us couldn’t seem to get enough!

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The birthday cake was so meaningful I couldn’t even bear to slice a piece of it! Slicing it would mean slicing us apart, boohoo! Guess who did the dirty deed by disfiguring our faces with the knife? My mischievous sister Rah Rah!

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Thank you everyone for putting aside all your busy schedules & being a part of my 25th birthday celebration. I feel so blessed to have all of you around I want to plant kisses on all your cheeks!

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Can’t be any happier with this special birthday gift surprise from Churp Churp too! Aww you make me blush!

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Here comes the third surprise over at Pete’s Place.

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Honestly, I thought it was just a dinner meet-up & catch-up session. I was not expecting a mini Tiramisu Cake & a birthday song & a bottle of red wine which Dionna ended up finishing! Alcoholic!

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Thank you everyone for making me feel so loved! However, that’s not the end of my birthday celebration. Stay tuned for more!


The Search for Food Republic Hawker King

Sometime last week, I was able to transform my non-existent belly to a very prosperous-looking one right after a delectable food tasting session at Food Republic Suntec City. But no, I’m not about to complain although some of the dishes could be a lil’ tricky for me since it’s veggie overload. Having food in abundance is never a bad thing, I’m so blessed! Are you ready to feast?

Special Dosa with Masala priced at $4.60 from Saravanaa Bhavan.

Curry Chicken priced at $5.00 from Zhong Hua Curry Rice.

Chicken Rice Set Meal priced at $6.50 from Sergeant Hainanese Chicken Rice.

No.1 Kway Tiao priced at $6.00 from Gu Zao Mian.

Seafood Tofu Soup priced at $6.80 from Baek Doo San Korean.

Bittergourd Double Fish Bee Hoon Soup priced at $5.00 from Chai’s Original Sliced Fish Soup.

5 Combination Platter (Duck, Char Siew, Pork, Chicken & Sausage) priced at $28.00 from Guan Chee HK Roasted Duck.

Kung Pau Chicken Rice priced at $6.00 from Ya Fu Mini Wok Delights.

Dao Xiao Mian priced at $6.00 from Formosa Delights.

Thunder Tea Brown Rice priced at $5.50 from Thunder Tea Rice.

Kushikatsu 7-Stick Set priced at $24.50 from Shoku Okini.

Chicken Teriyaki & Salmon Bento priced at $6.80 from Miso Japanese.

Chicken Briyani Set priced at $5.50 from What You Do Prata.

Peanut Butter Thick Toast priced at $1.70 from Toast Box.

In actual fact, we attempted 20 stalls, but I’d just put up a couple of my favourites here lest you find it way too overwhelming! Thank you omy.sg & Food Republic for the invitation, I had a great time pigging out with all the other friendly bloggers.

Okay it’s time to let you in on the secret. The search for ‘Food Republic Hawker Kings’ is back! For the second year running, this campaign will seek to draw out the top three contenders of Food Republic best hawkers through stages of voting & judges’ final taste test.

Vote for your favourite hawker now & proper them to the top 10 list from May 8th-26th 2013Voter will be rewarded with instant privileges & can also stand a chance to win up to $8,000 worth of prizes.

Click HERE & HERE for more details.


Allure Beauty Signature Eyebrow Embroidery

Breakfast of all sorts. What sets your heart racing?

I’ve  tried a couple & I’m still a McDonald’s addict! It’s practically on my speed dial. I can always count on their Breakfast Deluxe Supreme to kickstart a long & strenuous day. Guess what?

New breakfast offerings are now available at McDonald’s & because of that I’m turning into an even bigger glutton! If there’s one thing I can’t resist, it’s the combination of hot fudge & hotcakes. Eat away folks!

Let’s see what I’m up to right after a hearty breakfast!

Time to redefine my faded embroidered brows! Two years later & I’m back to my trusty eyebrow therapist at Allure Beauty for a fabulous touch-up in preparation of all the upcoming glitz & glamour events.

The newly revamped Allure Beauty is looking so damn sleek! I like. Since  I had to be on the numbing cream for a while, perhaps I could entertain you with more pictures of me & my Santarina brows. Feeling super refreshed these days with the good sleep I’m getting!

My therapist Coco decided we should go for a Chocolate Brown shade this time round to better match my hair colour. As you can see, my previous brows have faded quite a bit, especially the front part, making it look a lil’ barren. I assure you there’s no pain, no bleeding & no swelling. You can see how the process is done HERE.

Voila we’re done with my Allure Signature Eyebrow treatment! Fret not, the therapists here would create a brow shape that brings out the best of your features, hence it differs with every individual. It’s done stroke by stroke with such precision for the most natural-looking set of brows ever best catered for your face. Check out these super closeup shots!

Allure Beauty is located at Tiong Bahru Plaza #05-04A. Call 6270 8845 to make an appointment!

Ended the night with the best Korean BBQ ever. I’m about to have a 3-hour long food tasting session in a bit, I know it sounds kinda crazy but I’m pretty sure it’d be tons of fun!


dance with me my loves

Birthday dinner at Dozo. Prior to this, I’ve had an oxygen infusion done & even got my puffy eyes rolled.

Thank you Beauti Instinct for making me look so incredibly radiant & flawless! I can’t imagine how my wedding preparation would be.

  

Thank you everyone for taking time off your busy schedules to make this day happen, I’m touched beyond words. And because it was my day, being fashionably late didn’t result in any black faces. Phew!

My dear friend Junhao even got me some anti-hangover tonic just in case I wake up feeling horrible the day after Better gulp it down fast before I head to the clubs! Nobody’s gonna let me off once I’m there!

Daniel was such a professional photographer as usual, he was so over overwhelmed with snapping photos after photos he barely ate! Drop me an email if you’d like his contact, his works are AMAZEBALLS.

  

  

We couldn’t stop gushing about how beautiful the food presentation was & when we finally got to eating it, we literally went to heaven. I’m definitely coming back for more next time!

Hello my dark-haired beauties, you’re both looking so drop dead gorgeous in those red sexy numbers I can’t take my eyes off you!

  

  

Damn I just can’t seem to stop munching on small bites even while talking. I thought it only happens in my sleep.

Unwrapping a couple of my presents in excitement while waiting for more food to be served!

 

  

Absolutely adore the Karen Walker sunnies! Even though pink wasn’t quite my colour in the past, I’ve slowly grown accustomed to loving it.

With my favourite secondary schoolmates! Can you imagine it’s been THAT long since we’ve known each other! I wonder how our teachers would react seeing us now? I used to get into all sorts of trouble back in those days & Clarissa was my accomplice!

Alright, let’s spread the love & take some group pictures!

Way too many photos & I haven’t even gone to the cake-cutting part. Promise you in two days, meanwhile I need to work on some blog advertorials!


let’s do this one more time

And so I just turned 25, hitting the mid-twenties wasn’t as scary as I thought. How time flies! I felt like a queen on my birthday last year, celebrated for an entire 5 days & ended up hungover in the most glamorous state at the end of it all. My dear friends fed me like a premium cow only to drench me in alcohol afterwards. It’s finally time to gather with the loved ones again this year, hurray! And to think I forgot that pictures of last year’s celebration were left in the closet, oops my bad.

I warn you though, this post is so image-heavy it’s gonna be hard to not drool over your keyboards.

Birthday treat at Hyang To Gol with my primary school BFF. This woman’s probably the only one who knows me inside out, especially when I’m up to no good!

Dinner at The Cut. Nothing keeps me happier than a plate of True Japanese Wagyu Beef done Medium Rare. I know my diet scares you, but once you’ve turned into a true blue carnivore, there’s no going back.

Counting down to the strike of midnight to a new chapter! Thanks for the unexpected surprise, it was the best ever!

Dinner at Guy Savoy.

Each dish that’s served here tasted as good as it looked. Oh boy I’m starting to feel hungry all over again!

Making room for dessert is a top priority for me! Sometimes, when the presentation gets overly beautiful, I feel like a sinner savouring it!

Dinner with my almost twin-sister Rah Rah. I’m about to get very smashed after we’re done, it’s all in preparation for some nasty birthday shots!

Loving how the entire table is flooded with food I can’t quite decide where to start. Oh boy you people spoil me so bad on my birthday!

I’ve never been more ready to embrace the crazy night! Bring on the patron, I fear you not. An hour later, I was drunk like a cow at Pangaea. I was up above the sofa barefoot & in an entire different world altogether.

Sorry it’s not possible for me to fit all in one post, it’s gonna take forever to load. Here’s a sneak peek though!

I’d continue with the final birthday dinner & party installment in the next post. Have a great weekend everyone! It’s party time!


let’s get out of here

Dinner at Il Cielo.

Craving desserts at The Cut afterwards. I’m so random like that & I’d go all out just to get my cravings satisfied even if it’s clearly not on the way. Oh well, me & my guilty pleasures. When in doubt, just order all that your heart desires!

Also headed to Pangaea with some of my favourite people from The Apartment Style Edition. Had so much fun we stayed till closing!

Super short trip to Jakarta with my girls, pure relaxation & strictly no partying. This was one hell of a crazy trip, it involved a lot of shopping, non-stop eating & ridiculously cheap but good massages. We had a 6 hour intense massage with no break in between we KO-ed immediately as soon as we went back to the hotel.

Battling the jams with Fried Banana Fritters to munch on made it easier. The roadside stalls make them way better than the restaurants! I assure you.

Yes I admit, my hair’s at its most dishevelled state! Would it not be after that much massage? I didn’t even bother to drag myself to the bathroom to wash all that oil off, major yikes!

All that aside, I pretty much just spend 3/4 of the day eating away. There’s just too many delicacies out there, I don’t want to be worrying about health issues at the moment. I eat whatever I feel like, anytime & anywhere.

Super hearty breakfast at Pullman Central Park, I made it alone while everyone was still in dreamland.

Here’s some of my favourite local food! I’m actually dying to take the lover here for a visit, but I’m quite sure the food won’t be to his liking. We’re entirely different when it comes to food choices. The amount of spicy hotpot he eats in a day is enough to kill me & the amount of meat I eat in a day still leaves him startled.

Dinner at HKC. I love how the interior looks we should totally do a mini photoshoot right here.

Time to tuck in, the hungry monster’s about to erupt!

A brand new day starts with yet another filling breakfast before heading out. Decided on room service since I was glued to the television.

Quick coffee with the girls right before a three hour body massage madness.

Back at the hotel where we start prepping for dinner extremely early. We run on a really strict timeline here due to the unbearable jams, it’s literally impossible to explore so many places in one day. Ps, doesn’t Dionna look oh so demure in her beautiful dress?

Dinner at Potato Head. We were caught in a three-hour jam on the way here we finished watching 2 movies in the car. Can you imagine how starved we were by the time we got to the restaurant?

I was in a state of euphoria the minute I got here, going slightly cray cray with the food. But hurray to finishing everything on the platter yet again! My stomach is really a bottomless pit.

Let’s not forget to leave some room for desserts too!

To think Dionna & I almost missed our flight AGAIN the next day! Even at the airport, while everyone else were resting at the airport lounges or grabbing a latte, we had to spend our very last penny on a foot reflexology. These two massage queens, tsk tsk!

Goodbye Jakarta, till next time! Oh boy I’m so exhausted I need to crash.


goodbye gloomy days

I’ve been feeling very enthusiastic in updating on a daily basis, wow what has gotten into me? Way too many pictures in my laptop & it’s probably a sign to keep my blog filled with them instead of tossing them into the recycle bin. Here’s some recent happenings!

Morning Rangoon Road Bah Kut Teh Cravings straight after a full night of crazy partying. No sleep but nonetheless booming with energy I think my lover has thoughts of killing me sometimes.

Daytime at work where it feels like winter every single day! Not even thermal wear could help me, I think I need a fireplace instead.

Daphne’s Birthday at Gunther’s. Fourteen years & counting, I love you babe. Now I’m just waiting to be your bridesmaid. I promise you I’d turn up with decent hair, not blonde, not purple or pink. Dark brown just for you, sweet or not?

Weekend getaway with Princess D despite feeling a lil’ sickly. Didn’t take as many pictures this time as my hands were either way too preoccupied with shopping bags or I was passed out during the three-hour long massages. Yes I was THAT tired.

Possibly one of my laziest trips ever, the everyday routine was just a slab of sunscreen + eyeliner & I’m ready to go. But I did manage to eat everything I felt like having. Plus I really loved how our room had two queen-sized beds! Next time we’re taking more friends along.

Just had to stop by here to get my daily dose of Iced HK Milk Tea. Way too addictive!

Some cool finds while shopping! Can we patronize Baby Cafe on our next trip pretty please?

Dinner at Budaoweng Hotpot Cuisine, this was definitely the highlight of my trip. Thanks for taking us here! Never felt so satisfied from eating way too much meat, in fact I’d love to have this everyday & I won’t get sick of it.

I’m such a tyrant when it comes to eating I forbid everyone from touching the greens! Eating red meat always keeps me so happy I don’t think I could ever go vegan no matter what happens.

Headed for drinks at Cafe Gray afterwards.I requested for a special concoction! Isn’t the view from Upper House so breathtaking?

Dionna took me here too where I ate durian pancakes like nobody’s business, never mind if it gave me such a horrible sore throat afterwards. It was worth it!

Combed the entire Harbour City to get these ‘Too Cool For School’ goodies for my face & how could I resist this MCM uber cute backpack. Question is, where & when am I gonna use it? It’s okay, I’d figure it out later.

Off to complete my never-ending chores! Thank goodness Friday is coming soon, I am so in need of a break.

Widen Your Palate with Noodles

Guess where Princess Dionna & I are about to explore today to satisfy our food cravings? A new noodle destination awaits us at Orchard Hotel & we’re extremely excited to try out its brand new menu! Hello Noodles, I’m so ready to be bowled over by you.

For starters, we had the Stewed Beef Brisket & Tendon which I absolutely loved so much I had to shamelessly ask for another portion! The Prawn Wanton in Superior Broth was equally rich in flavour too. I don’t usually finish my soup but this one I had to gulp it down despite it being piping hot! Yes it was that good. 

I kindly offered Dionna my Marinated Black Fungus with Wasabi & Cucumber Pickles because she’s such a health freak. If there’s one thing she can’t resist, it’s the greens. We’re total opposites!

Chef Xu has introduced his specialty – ‘Dragon Beard’ Handmade La Mian, to put simply it’s very fine noodles put together & made with his special mix of three different flours to create that unique texture of extremely thin noodles to tantalize your tastebuds.

Now, I’d like very much to enjoy my Noodles with Fresh Tomatoes and Eggs & the all-time favourite Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles. Please excuse me if I appear curt at lunch, it’s really not intentional! I’m just usually too busy burying myself in food I can barely hold a conversation.

Always nice to end a hearty lunch with a bowl of Bubur Pulut Hitam for dessert! Thank you so much Amy, Shaun & Valerie for the invite! You’re such gracious hosts we had such a fantastic time. Definitely coming back soon!

Enjoy bowls of affordable, slurp-worthy Handmade Cantonese noodles freshly cooked with quality ingredients! Noodles is located at Orchard Hotel. Please call 6739 6565 to make reservations.


catch the last weekend

Drove all the way out of town in search of some good food & we finally found ourselves seated so comfortably at Wall St.Bistro.

I love how my badass BFF’s spontaneous like that, ps you should see how she parties! Even I’m left speechless. That aside, let’s see what their menu has to offer!

Escargot on Button Mushroom

Chilled Capellini with Whelk & Truffle Essence topped with Caviar

Selected Wild Mushrooms Soup

New York Beef Strip with Herbs Potatoes & U.S Asparagus

Home-made Tiramisu

Wall St. Bistro is located at 1 Figaro Street. Do call 6445 5669 for reservations, it can get really packed!

Korean BBQ again for the week! You know how when it comes to meat, even the sleep-deprived can’t say no to it.

Oh Hyang To Gol, never once have you disappoint me! Today’s meat supply was overwhelming since someone has the habit of ordering too much, but I wasn’t defeated!

A quick change later & we’re back at a place that feels exactly like home. Mink I’ve missed you so!

Time for massive champagne showers & truth be told I was in such cloud nine I forgot how bad I react to it! Champagne’s my poison & a nasty hangover awaits me the day after. Who’s to blame?

Then there’s my pre birthday dinner at Orchard Central’s Nuoc. My first attempt at Vietnamese Cuisine, the taste of greens so overpowering it’s all so refreshing to me.

I really can’t quite recall who suggested multiple photo-taking & just looking at the film right now makes me laugh uncontrollably. By the time we were done with all that, our food has turned cold!

While everyone was busy meddling with the rolls (pardon me I actually skipped cause the taste of green still doesn’t quite settle on my tastebuds), I was gobbling the Beef Noodles! Very delicious I must say, strictly no sharing.

 

Always a blast to hang out with my favourite girls even if it’s just for a simple dinner. Didn’t realize how vibrant we were! We have to do this more often, I insist!

Ended the dinner off with my favourite pudding! Happy to wake up to a good start today, it’s time for me to shake off those lazy bones & start getting work done.


it comes like this

Lunch at The MerryMen with Lyd, it’s been way too long!

This place certainly didn’t feel like Singapore, I ought to be taking more walks nearby the area, I’m starting to get a lil’ bored with town. All the eateries around here seem to be pretty amazing, only thing is I gotta start waking up earlier!

Decided to shift seats in the midst of eating, I’m extremely random like that! Too much slouching on the sofas get me way too laidback & I end up getting incredibly sleepy!

No matter how full, I always make room for desserts! Oh what a sweet tooth I am!

 

Dinner at Stellar afterwards, these days I’ve been eating a lil’ way too much I can hardly breathe!

Let’s prepare for a drastic makeover with Essensuals Evolution by Toni & Guy at Orchard Central! The end result was worth all the waiting time, boy do I have a love-hate relationship with the hair bleaching process.

My friends were a lil’ apprehensive at the start when I told them I was gonna get my hair snipped off! But look at how versatile this hairstyle is, I could style it to a bob or put it to one side & I’m back to having long hair! Warren Teng is the man to look for if you come to Essensuals Evolution by Toni & Guy.

Edgy’s the way to go & it seems like I’m about to have a wardrobe overhaul just for my new hair!

Essensuals Evolution by Toni & Guy is located at Orchard Central #B1-20. Call 6884 4218 to make an appointment today!