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  1. This one is really Heng Ong Huat for the electrician, but Kan Suay for Andy. https://stomp.straitstimes.com/singapore-seen/electrician-charges-3590-to-fix-circuit-breaker-on-first-day-of-cny-at-midnight-is Question is, would you pay if it was you? Or would you rather wait a week until most of them start work?
  2. Need a caterer for cny day 2. Maybe mini buffet type. Generic Chinese food with some vegetarian dishes. Any recommendations for which caterer the food not pai jiak?
  3. Doing reunion dinner first time for my immediate family. So seeing if got any fresh ideas for hotpot ingredients/sauces etc. No beef as my mum don't take. Cut chilli + soya sauce standard. Anyone tried the iberico pork belly/collar before? Does it really taste better than the generic ones. Bought canadian scallop and hokkaido scallop already. Abalone, Snow crab, Ang Kar prawns pretty standard. I'm working until 4pm, so lot of my prep has to be done beforehand and frozen. Going to make my own chicken base soup.
  4. Let talk about Bak Kwa here. The previous threads are all few years old liao. My wife's staff managed to help us to get quite a few boxes this year, after queuing up for slightly over half a day. Their pineapple bak kwa is really 肉干皇 can get quite tough if not eaten fresh, but their marinate is better than 美真香 imo. Never tried 五香 bak kwa before.
  5. This is a good start The bosses interviewed said the surcharge is similar to previous years and has not been significantly increased due to recent inflation.
  6. I would have thought it is a April's Fool joke if posted 2 months later. Distasteful. [thumbsdown] KFC Thailand draws backlash over fried chicken incense sticks for Lunar New Year source: https://nextshark.com/kfc-thailand-fried-chicken-incense-sticks Last week, KFC Thailand reportedly shared a video about the product on Instagram. The incense sticks, which come in a box of 11, have been designed to look and smell like fried chicken thanks to a combination of scents from 11 herbs and spices, Marketing Oops reported. Following several outraged Instagram users’ reactions to the product, KFC Thailand reportedly took down the video from the social media platform on Saturday morning. However, the video is still up on Facebook. Several of them pointed out that the product is inappropriate given the millennia-old tradition of burning incense sticks in Asia. The practice is meant to commemorate various events, such as special occasions and funerals. People also burn incense sticks during their daily prayers and while they pay their respects to their ancestors.
  7. Hi all, I need help! Wondering where to buy the CNY external car decor. Like those with the antlers and ingot in front of car. I’ve been looking for it everywhere but can’t find anywhere… Any idea? Thanks!
  8. After so many years (3 years since 2019), finally Chinatown Lights-up coming back again. Missed walking among those crowds within rows of stalls selling new year goodies. I believe the Lights-up is tomorrow night. 🤭
  9. Kicking things off. Heres a new MV by namwee Anyway dunno what I'm going to do this year in terms of visiting cos maternal and paternal side used to one big gang gathering on 初一and初二。last year don't have. This year dunno do what also lol. Also working.
  10. https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/could-cancellation-chinese-new-year-bazaar-chinatown-have-been-avoided The author of this article is asking the obvious question. U can still get your cny goodies without goin to the bazaar n i think its absolutely sensible to cancel the bazaar becuz theres no way to prevent overcrowding u can manage/regulate the number of people goin to the bazaar but there will be a long string of queue n thats still overcrowding geylang serai bazaar/christmas bazaars all cancelled so i dun see why we chinese would feel that we are entitled to have our cny bazaar in the middle of a pandemic where covid-19 is still raging around the world and even our closest neighbours i am appreciate that living in Singapore almost feel like living in a bubble enough of my lor soh..... where is everyone getting your cny goodies from? i usually get from Gin Thye this year wife also ordering pineapple tarts from home bakeries some misc stuff we intend to get from ntuc or sheng siong early to avoid overcrowding closer to cny
  11. Getting new dollar notes for red packets? This year, there are a total of 41 POSB & DBS pop-up ATM locations and self-service branches islandwide you can withdraw new notes from. Two ways to get them There are a couple of ways you can get your new notes this year. The first is from pop-up ATM machines located at Community Clubs and bank branches around Singapore. Here’s the list of locations sorted by region. North North-East East South Central West Do note that some community clubs have both pop-up ATMs and self-service branches. Withdrawal Packages The CNY new notes withdrawal will be available from 25 January to 10 February from 10am – 10pm, and on 11 February from 10am – 1pm. Denominations are available in S$2, S$10 and S$50. There are 4 packages available to withdraw: $100 ($2 x 50pcs) $300 ($10 x 30pcs) $500 ($50 x 10pcs) $600 ($10 x 20pcs) + ($50 x 8pcs) Online Reservation The 2nd method to get your new notes is by reserving new notes online and collecting them at the selected branch of your choice. There are two periods for online reservation: 18 Jan to 23 Jan 2021 for collection dates between 25 Jan to 29 Jan 2021 24 Jan to 5 Feb 2021 for collection dates between 26 Jan to 10 Feb 2021. Reserve your CNY notes online in just 5 simple steps: Step 1: Visit POSB & DBS secured online notes reservation site (open only during the periods stated above). Step 2: Key in your ATM/Debit/Credit Card Number and PIN for verification. Step 3: Indicate the number of QR Gift Pack(s) and desired quantity of notes for $2, $10, $50 (notes denomination). Step 4: Confirm your details and selection. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours upon submitting your request. Step 5: Collect your notes at the selected branch during the specified date and time. Simply log in with your ATM/Debit Card and PIN to place your reservations. Each customer is limited to 1 reservation and amendments will not be allowed upon submission. Source: https://www.greatdeals.com.sg/2021/01/15/posb-dbs-pop-up-atm-new-notes-cny-2021
  12. Flowers around Mount Xiqiao here💮 Wishing everyone a happy Year of Mouse😄
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  15. Motul Guide to CNY CAR MAINTEANCE The Chinese Lunar New Year is around the corner! It falls on 25 to 26 January 2020. In celebration of the festive occasion, we are sharing with all the motorist here what to do for your ride before driving your car and collect ang baos! 1) Protecting the appearance of your car. Give your car a good wash and waxing your car after a wash will help protect paint shine. Seek sheltered parking wherever possible. Using waxes and polishes for interior plastics helps maintain their condition. 2) Proper Functioning Of The Engine Use Motul engine oils for better performance at higher temperatures. Check for cracked or damaged hoses in the engine bay. Check for worn out or cracked belts in the engine bay. If your battery is more than 3 year old, consider a replacement before CNY. Check all the fluids in the engine bay especially transmission fluids. 3. Ensure safe driving Check windshield wipers for damaged rubber. Get a technician to check your brake systems - pads & discs Check tyre pressures and ensure they're within required limits. 4. Ensure High Comfort Levels For You & Your Passengers Ensure ac filter is clean and air ducts are sanitized. Prevent germs from breeding by keeping interior upholstery clean. From now till Feb 2020, you will recieve a limited edition Motul T-shirt when you purchase 4L of 300V / H-Tech / Hybrid of 5L of Specific / 8100 range of products. Outdrive the Rat Race with Motul!
  16. 'Lucky' stall at Chinatown bazaar goes for $13,899 – highest in six years This is highest in 6 years; stallholders believe the stall is 'lucky' as it is a hotspot for visitors at the Chinatown market A stall at the Chinese New Year festive bazaar in Chinatown next year went for a whopping $13,899 in rental. This is the highest bid in six years. The bid was for the "lucky" stall in the Chinatown Chinese New Year festive street bazaar, which will be held from Jan 18 to Feb 4 next year. Stallholders said the location of the stall at the junction of Smith Street and Trengganu Street is a hotspot for visitors at the market, and thus can bring in the most money. There were three bidders for the "lucky" stall at the 2019 bazaar, and the lowest bid was $2,700. The minimum bid for a stall at the bazaar this year was $1,850. The lucky owner of the stall is Mr Ye Wei Qiang, who has been setting up his stall at the festive bazaar for close to 30 years. He was also the owner of the "lucky" stall this year, which he won with a $8,399 bid. Mr Ye, 55, told The New Paper yesterday: "This year, I decided to up my stakes by $5,500. But I did it without hesitation because I got wind that my competitor had recovered from his sickness and would be bidding this year." He said that he and his rival has been at odds for close to 10 years, and would fight over the "lucky" stall every year. He had lost out to his competitor in the 2017 bazaar. At the bazaar next year, Mr Ye said he will be selling mostly pomelos at his "lucky" stall. His pomelos can range from $6 for a regular pomelo to $12 for a large one. Mr Ye said he will be also renting the stall across the "lucky" stall for about $5,000. This brings the number of stalls he will have at the bazaar to five, managed by him and four other business partners, and bringing his total rental expenditure to at least 20,000. "I rent the space opposite the lucky stall as a backup plan. There were some years I couldn't get the lucky stall, but at least I had the one opposite. "It is very important to get the space near the lucky stall because there is a lot of traffic around that area," he said. Mr Ye will be selling Chinese sausages and other snacks at the opposite stall. Despite the high rent, Mr Ye is confident that he will be able to make a profit. "I make a profit every year, and I have a few other stalls around the bazaar as well. "It is expected that the profit will dip slightly due to the high rent, but we have regular customers, and business is so good at that location. We can sell baskets at one go," he said. Mr Ye added that he sees about $5,000 to $6,000 in profit every year. On regular days, Mr Ye is a durian seller at Katong. The Festive Street Bazaar 2019 is managed by the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019 Organising Committee, a sub-committee under the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee. There will be 313 stalls filling the streets, selling all sorts of food and decorations for the Chinese New Year celebrations. The market will be open from 6pm to 10.30pm from Jan 18 to Feb 3, and from 6pm to 1am on Feb 4, the eve of Chinese New Year. https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/stall-chinatown-bazaar-goes-13899-highest-six-years huat ah !
  17. Singaporeans cancel CNY shopping trips to Malaysia as disputes drag onSingaporean-organised “shopping tours” into Johor ahead of the Chinese New Year are seeing last-minute cancellations as relations between the two countries tense up over a maritime and airspace dispute, reported Sin Chew daily. Community groups in the city state often run annual Chinese New Year shopping trips for Singaporeans to enjoy the cheaper prices across the border and stock up on festive goodies. However, many such shopping trips have recently been cancelled, according to the Chinese-language newspaper. Ms Liao Liyun, chairman of the Sengkang Rivervale Residents’ Committee, said that the annual one-day trips to Johor Baru and Batu Pahat would usually be snapped up by eager shoppers. However, with the relationship between Singapore and Malaysia growing increasingly tense, the committee decided to call off the trip this year, citing security concerns by participants. Ms Liao said residents have been given a full refund, and locals have settled on buying Chinese New Year goods at local warehouses in Singapore. Others have decided to cancel their shopping trips in a move to boycott Malaysian retailers. Ms Li Meihua, a member of the Yishun Constituency, told Sin Chew that residents have decided not to cross the border as Malaysia’s behaviour was “not friendly and they do not want to go shopping there". Malaysia and Singapore are embroiled in a dispute over territorial waters and airspace. Earlier on Tuesday, Singaporean Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said security forces have been ordered to exercise restraint after Johor chief minister Osman Sapian visited a Malaysian vessel in the Republic’s territorial waters. Foreign ministers from both countries met last week in the republic for talks, which will be followed by a meeting between the respective countries’ transport ministers at the end of the month. THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT
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  19. Hey bros It's the Chinese New Year new week! Most shops will be closed and I figured after a few days of steamboat and other types of Chinese food, a change might be in order.. So how about some tasty prata! Halal and they offer other types of food too Two alternatives both Enaq prata https://www.facebook.com/pages/Enaq/205088869506376 Plan A Supper on Day 1 9pm 16th Feb 303 Jurong East Street 32, 600303 Plan B Breakfast 9 am Day 2 17th Feb 21 Ghim Moh Rd, Singapore 270021 Anyone interested?
  20. As per title, pls kindly contribute some pics
  21. A blessed Chinese New Year everyone.. I hope everyone makes it home for dinner, and be safe when you go back tomorrow night.. But most of all, remember your folks.. I know that no matter what the old folks say, they are really happy to see us eat dinner with them... This video always gets me.. and I can totally relate to the video. I only missed it twice, when I was on duty, and it was one sad day..
  22. It is time of the year again, which is your favorite brand for kueh lapis. i usually buy from batam since 3 years ago, tried a few brands there and can really tell one cent money, one cent goods! There are many selling at the shopping malls, or some at the 'factory'. The price also varies from $10+ to $50+. by the way, i was told to put cake in the freezer until eve of cny, or normal chill is good enough? see the different? .... price also different
  23. Need recommendation for pineapple tarts.The good one i tried is Sunny Hills, the outlet is at Raffles Hotel. But its so expensive $2,50 per piece!
  24. As Santa Claus retreats to the North Pole to hibernate for the rest of the year, another holiday icon takes over - Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year is a time for shopping and we've hunted down the best deals that will make your car feel brand spanking new. Whitesnail Services - Fibre Glass Heat Shield ($180-$300) With a heat shield around your air intake, radiant heat from the engine is kept away. This helps lower air intake temperatures, improves performance and might even improve fuel economy. Whitesnail Services is offering a special offer on its customised Fibre Glass Heat Shields at $180-$300, depending on how your engine bay is set up. http://www.mycarforum.com/index.php?app=sgcarstore&req=showprod&product=12734 D Motorwerkz Pte Ltd - SWD Rheinol HDC SAE 5W-40 Servicing Package ($50) The HDC SAE 5W-40 is SWD Rheinol's newest generation of high-performance, low-friction oil for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. It is designed for all petrol and diesel, fuel-injected and turbocharged engines. The SWD Rheinol HDC SAE 5W-40 boasts optimised high-temperature viscosity, which meets the latest emissions requirements and leads to low oil-caused emissions. It also features high levels of wear and corrosion protection, as well as even oil distribution for a cleaner and longer-lasting engine. http://www.mycarforum.com/index.php?app=sgcarstore&req=showprod&product=110990 Zen Werkz LLP - Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30 4L Servicing Package ($98) The Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30 is a modern, premium-class low-friction motor oil that was specially developed for year-round use in Japanese and American vehicles. The combination of unconventional base oils using synthetic technology together with the latest additive technology guarantees a motor oil that provides exceptional protection against wear, reduces oil and fuel consumption, and keeps the engine clean while ensuring fast oil penetration of the engine. It is optimised for modern engines with multi-valve technology and turbocharging. Special Tec AA 5W-30 is especially suitable where there are long intervals between oil changes and heavy-duty engine requirements. http://www.mycarforum.com/index.php?app=sgcarstore&req=showprod&product=110103 To view all Festive Deals, click on the link: http://www.mycarforu...eq=festivedeals
  25. Just complaining looking at the list of things to buy for CNY. reunion dinner good food... to spruce up the homes, new clothes, new shoes, and of course to spruce up my car for the CNY. sian.... think this year i am skipping buying new clothes liao... already a bit sian of all the xmas gifts to buy fro colleagues and friends. didnt even get any good xmas exchange gifts. all silly stuff that i won't have bought on my own
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