4 must try street foods in Singapore

Whether you’re a tourist or a native, going to Singapore is not complete if you don’t try the hawker food there. Unlike most countries, the “must-do” activity here is to eat. Here’s a short guide on what are the foods that you must try when in Singapore.   Satay A famous hawker food in Singapore that’s easy to find. Satay is skewered meat that’s charcoal grilled like BBQ, giving it a smoky flavour. You can choose from chicken, beef, mutton, and if you’re not looking for halal food, pork. It is usually served with sticky rice, cucumbers, onions, and peanut sauce.   You don’t want to order just one meat. It’s recommended to mix up your order and get a mixture of different types of meat. And a couple of sticks is never enough, so order around 10 sticks per person to really enjoy this.   Otah otah Just like satay, it’s easy to find otah otah in Singapore. It’s fish paste that’s mixed with herbs and spices. Wrapped in either coconut or banana leaves, it’s then charcoal grilled. Cooking it inside the leaves also adds an extra taste and fragrance to otah-otah.   You can have it on its own as a snack, or as a side dish with your rice or bread. And like satay, having one is not enough. Expect yourself to go through 3 or 4 of these.   Char Kway Teow Another well-known Singaporean hawker food, it’s made using flattened rice noodles. Cooked in high heat on a wok, it’s mixed together with prawns, lard, Chinese sausage, eggs and si ham (cockles), and drizzled...

Muay Thai Guide: Learning Self-Defense And Promote Fitness At The Same Time

  Fitness is an important aspect of life for it promotes mental and physical well-being. As much as fitness is vital, self-defense deserves the same recognition. One of the latest trends in fitness today is the combination of these two aspects.   Over the past years, martial arts as a form of exercise and self-defense training has gained popularity across the globe. One of the most popular is Muay Thai, a hard type of martial arts that originated from Thailand. What Is Muay Thai?   Muay Thai is a form of martial arts in Thailand that has gained international recognition. It is a mixture of movements like kicking, punching and others, which are all aimed to hit the eight points known to weaken the opponent’s body.   Muay Thai was commonly linked to only men for its brutal fighting style. However, it has now become popular among women because of the increasing importance of learning martial arts. Muay Thai As A Form Of Martial Arts   In the past, only men dominated this sport. This is because of Muay Thai’s hard training and brutal fighting style. However, with the recent incidents involving crimes especially toward women, many have decided to learn this sport as a form of self-defense.   All martial arts are designed for self-defense and Muay Thai is no exception. Both men and women who will learn this art will learn more on how they can defend themselves when the situation calls for it. Muay Thai As A Work Out   Aside from learning self-defense, Muay Thai offers an avenue for losing weight and working out. The...

What Happens When You Don’t Wash Your Face for 7 Days

  From time to time, you may read a beauty article that claims you need never wash your face. Well, this isn’t really the message they’re delivering. Rather, the author is suggesting that facial treatments can do the job of soap and water. If you didn’t wash your face at all for seven days, there would be some unwelcome results. First of all, your skin would get too oily and, in contrast, there would be patches of dry, dead skin. Your pores would get clogged with oil and everyday dirt, and it’s quite possible that acne would be the result. Sebum In the teen years, and even into the twenties, hormones cause an overproduction of facial oil called sebum. While this oil keeps the skin on your face from drying out, it can also build up if you don’t use a facial wash. It’s not just the oil that causes acne, but also the sweat and everyday grime that mix with it. Your face needs to be gently cleansed at night before bed and also in the morning. Overnight, some people have excess oil production, and this needs to be removed before any makeup is applied. Pores Pores help your skin breathe, and they protect your face by secreting oil that gets washed away along with dead skin and grime. However, if you don’t wash your face with soap and water or a facial wash, they can be a collection spot for sweat, dirt and bacteria. When this happens, they can get blocked, causing acne and even infection. This irritation can eventually lead to enlarged pores, which some people find unattractive. And it can...

Basic Tips for a Smooth Trip to Taipei

Taiwan’s capital city Taipei is quickly becoming a favorite destination for foreign tourists. And why shouldn’t it be? You have it all in this sprawling metropolis: an efficient metro system, ancient temples, gorgeous nature, and, of course, delicious food. Taipei has something to satisfy the senses of even the pickiest of tourists. But how do you get around? When should you visit? Fear not. In this short article we will go over some of the basics to make your trip to Taipei totally stress-free. Weather June-October is considered Taipei’s typhoon season, with average rain days around 20-25 and average temperatures in the 70s-80s Fahrenheit. After September, the temperatures cool down to the 60s Fahrenheit until April. It would be a wise idea to pack an umbrella on your trip at any time, you know, just in case. You can do whatever you want, of course. Just don’t say we didn’t warn you. Getting Out of the Airport You will most likely arrive in Taiwan at Taoyuan Airport Taiwan. After going through customs and getting your luggage, you can either take a taxi service or a bus to your accommodation. Most people recommend using the Taiwan Bus Corp. It is only about $4 USD for a 50-minute bus ride to Taipei Main Station. The buses at the airport arrive every 15 minutes and they run between 5:40am and 12:30am every day. At Taipei Main Station you will find metro lines, local buses, and trains galore to help you get to your lodging. Where to Stay? You can find many hotel options in Taipei. There are Taipei service apartments, small economical hotels, vacation rentals by owner, and...

Easy to follow IT Maintenance Tips

IT is an acronym for information technology. It involves the use of computers, networking, storage and other physical devices. They are used to create or process electrical data. In addition, they store data in a secure way and can allow for exchange. IT is used in circumstances of enterprise programs. It entails the technology of computers and telephones. When running our computers in our businesses, we might experience some problems. They might crash, break down or run slowly. This can affect business productivity. However, with a few IT maintenance tips, you can avoid some of these problems. Alternatively, find the best IT support I Singapore so that your business will run at its best. IT support firms offer IT maintenance services that will help increase the productivity. Consider those that charge fair prices. It should have the skillful personnel and have a better reputation I the society. Here are the tips to follow. First of all, be careful when installing any software. This might be a little bit confusing for you because some applications, for instance, freeware make an attempt of installing additional software to your system. If this is the same, make sure that you do not just click on the pop-ups to continue. Ensure you let it finish loading then click the next button. This way you will have saved yourself a lot of junk. Delete all the data that you do not use. Delete also junks. This kind of data occupies a lot of space in your system. Find an application that will help you clean up your system so that it won’t be slowed down. Defragment and survey your...

A Piece of Furniture Advice: Wood Aftercare

Everyone loves to buy furniture in Singapore about as much as they love getting a new piece of wooden furniture in their house. The only problem with getting wooden furniture is that sometimes it is hard to care for. Luckily, there are things that one can do in order to protect their precious wooden furniture and to keep it looking new for a very long time. One of the more obvious solutions to keeping wooden furniture looking new for a long time is to clean it. Using warm water and an extremely mild soap should be able to do the trick. Something that is highly important to remember is not to soak the wooden furniture while cleaning it. It will ruin the wooden furniture almost immediately, which is the exact opposite of the desired outcome. Lightly cleaning the wooden furniture will definitely ensure that the wooden piece will continue to look as beautiful as it did whenever it was first bought.   Another thing that can be done to keep wooden furniture looking new is to lightly wax it after it has been cleaned with warm water and a mild soap. Applying wax to the wooden furniture seals in the newly cleaned wood so that nothing can break inside and ruin the wood. In addition to creating a barrier for the wood, the wax will also leave a glossy finish on the wood. This will make your furniture continue to look new all because of that clean, shiny glow that it will radiate.   Sometimes after laying a hot coffee mug or another warm item on wooden furniture, it can...

Authentic Singapore Hotpot (Steamboat) Recipe and Tips

A hot pot, which is also commonly referred to as a steamboat, is a very authentic Asian meal. It is very popular in Singapore. Many people think that it is very hard to make since it is a highly authentic meal, but it is actually fairly simple considering one has all of the necessary ingredients. One of the very first things that one will need in order to begin cooking the hot pot meal is a hot pot. There are two different kinds of hot pots to choose from. One is an electric hot pot, which comes with cords and wires. The other type of hot pot uses a gas canister instead of electricity. Either type of hot pot will work for making this type of meal. The next thing that one will need in order to complete this recipe is a soup base for everything to cook in. There are many options available. One can use chicken broth, vegetable broth, beef broth, or any other broth that can be found at a local grocery store. Authentic Chinese broths can also be used for this recipe. As long as there is a liquid soup base, everything will turn out just fine.   After finding a soup base to cook everything in, it is important to gather all of the main ingredients for the hot pot meal. Some of the things that can be found inside of a hot pot meal is ground beef and fish cakes. People also use frozen seafood in Singapore. This meal uses a lot of seafood, but of course, it is up to the chef or...

How a Regular Maintenance and Inspection Program can prolong the Lifespan of Equipment

Metallic structures and equipment such as steel tanks, storage tanks, fuel pipelines, and ship require to be protected from corrosion. The common method of protection entails shielding the metal that requires protection within another easily corroded metal that functions as an anode. The metal that is prone to corrosion is known as sacrificial metal since it corrodes on behalf of protected metal. Cathodic protection system utilizes direct electrical current to alleviate corrosion. The protection system is available in two categories: • Sacrificial anodes are metal pieces that allow the high amount of electrical currents than the steel UST. Due to their electrical activity, these anodes allow currents to pass through them instead of the UST, hence protecting the UST. Therefore, continuous inspection of protection system and replacement of depleted nodes is mandatory. • Impressed current systems are designed to transform alternating into the less-harmful direct current. The direct current is conducted via a wire coated with an insulator to the anodes, which are specialized metal bars positioned closed to the UST. The current penetrates the soil, flows back to the UST system, and eventually resumes to the rectifier via an insulated wire. How to maintain a protection system Regular maintenance and inspection   The performance of cathodic protection system can be improved through a regular maintenance and inspection program. Some tests are simple while others are complex. Simple inspections entail visual inspection while complex ones involve replacement of the depleted anode. A qualified technician should handle the maintenance and testing process.     Examine the upper part of equipment Devices such as junction boxes, rectifier, and test stations must be thoroughly screened....

Want to Take Up May Thai? Here’s How to Start

Muay Thai is a form of martial arts that is practiced in many Southeast Asian countries. After it was introduced in Singapore, Muay Thai has become popular in other countries due to it’s effectiveness in real-life situations. Muay Thai in Singapore is now considered a great hobby to burn calories, since it burns up to 1,000 calories in just one hour. What to Expect When Taking Up Muay Thai Muay Thai looks like and is a intimidating sport. Since it is well-known to be a hard sparring sport, most people would dread ever trying Muay Thai. But there are gyms and teachers that can help you overcome your fear if you really would like to master Muay Thai. Here is what you can expect when approaching the gym.   You will hear a lot of thumping and grunting.   There might be a lot more males than females.   Everyone will have abs and be in greater shape.   There will not be a lot of talking.   When you enter the gym as a beginner, they will start you off with the basic techniques. To push you to your limit and see what condition your body is in, even if you are a beginner, they will make you do push-ups, sit-ups, and other body weight exercises. What You Need to Start Muay Thai Training When you first come to the gym, as a first impression that you would really like to join, wear a t-shirt and some loose-fitting shorts. Since Muay Thai is done without shoes, you don’t need to worry about bringing any. The gym that you join will...

How to Find an Eye Cream that Really Works

They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. Unfortunately, they can also make you look a lot older than you are thanks to the delicate, thin skin that surrounds them. This skin is naturally susceptible to developing fine lines and dark circles, and this phenomenon worsens as we age. The market is flooded with eye creams that promise to brighten up the skin around the eyes, eliminating fine lines and banishing dark circles. The trick, however, is finding the right one. Six Characteristics of the Best Eye Cream When looking for eye cream for dark circles and other issues, be on the lookout for these ingredients: Retinol – This form of vitamin A is prized for its ability to speed up the metabolism of skin cells. This is beneficial for the skin around the eyes because it promotes the regeneration of new skin cells, including elastin and collagen, which strengthen the skin and aid in eliminating fine lines. Arnica – For those who prefer more natural ingredients, eye creams with arnica may be what the doctor ordered. This ingredient is highly effective against inflammation, which comes quite in handy when fighting puffy under-eye circles. If you have bags under your eyes or just want the skin to be smoother, an eye cream with arnica might work. Vitamins C and K – Both vitamin C and vitamin K are known for their skin-brightening qualities, so they are natural choices for any effective eye cream. By brightening the skin around the eyes, they reduce unsightly dark circles and shed years from your appearance. Hyaluronic Acid – If you use skincare...