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Look to these Singapore bistros and restaurants for 1-for-1 cocktails and beers

After a long and tiring day at work, you’re jaded and all you want is to crack a bottle with your mates. Fret not, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list where we’ve sussed out and narrowed down some of the best establishments that doesn’t only offer 1-for-1 tipples, but also 1-for-1 mains (such as steaks, ribs, pastas and more) and appetisers. With bigger savings, you now have more reasons to have more than just a pint.AJ’s Beach & Bar DiningUnwind at this beachfront bistro with a view of the sunset, sea, bar food, and of course, cocktails. Located within AJ Hackett Sentosa, we recommend the Water Touch cocktail, a clear drink that’s made with rum, brandy, milk, pineapple, nutmeg, and aniseed – the ultimate thirst quencher on a hot day. Order a side of Truffle Fries to go with your cocktail, and you’re all set for a blissful day. Read our full review here.If you’re an action seeker and loves the adrenaline rush, attempt the bungy jump (before your alcohol consumption for safety reasons). Did we mention there’s 1-for-1 Bungy Jump coupon as well?Enjoy 1-for-1 cocktails, mains or pastas and appetisers here.Hibiki Sake Bar & DineHoused on the ground level of Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ), Hibiki Sake Bar & Dine is a must try if you’re in the east. The restaurant believes that Japanese food is a ‘peace cuisine’ that amalgamates harmony, unity and togetherness amongst people of the world. Perfect for lunch, enjoy 1-for-1 set lunch with your buddy. Indulge in a bevy of don options such as Hibiki’s Signature Omi Wagyu Beef Don and Buta Don. Serving other authentic Japanese bar food, yakitori sets, beers and sakes, it’s no wonder this joint is a hotspot for many.Enjoy 1-for-1 set lunch, beer (half or 1 pint) and desserts here.Madrinaa ItalianoNestled in the quaint Chip Bee Gardens at Holland Village, Madrinaa Italiano, boasts an array of exquisite Italian cuisine that will leave you wanting more. Best known for its gluten-free pizzas, the restaurant also dishes out an array of other options such as al dente pastas and sinful desserts. Pair your delectable treats with their finest wine or a pint of beer. Who said you have to be in Italy to taste authentic Italian food? Delizioso!Enjoy 1-for-1 mains, beer or wine and desserts here.Tocha BistroTocha (pronounced as Tor-shay), which is Portuguese for torch, offers both indoor and alfresco dining. Located in Hotel Boss, at Jalan Sultan Road, Tocha’s quality dishes are a testament to Tino Chew, owner of Tocha Bistro, for his determination and pride in serving excellent quality food.On the menu, you’ll find a predominantly European or Western spread that is slightly infused with Asian influences. We recommend trying the Baked Scallops topped with melted Mozzarella, Parmesan and Cheddar – hits the spot for cheese and seafood lovers. If you’re feeling ravenous, order the Tenderloin Steak, cooked to perfection where the meat melts in your mouth. Pair it with a glass of red wine or a cocktail to sum up an already satisfying meal.Read our full review here.Enjoy 1-for-1 mains, appetizers and cocktails here.Teppan Bar QConveniently located at Robinsons Walk, Teppan Bar Q is the ideal spot for teppanyaki lovers. An eatery that provides more than just teppanyaki dishes, but also live grilling action by the renowned chefs who have years of teppanyaki experience under their belts. Come here for tapas-styled Japanese food, teppan tapas, juicy steak and fresh seafood. If you enjoy your food straight off the griddle and piping hot, be sure to try out Teppan Bar Q for a unique Japanese culinary experience.Enjoy 1-for-1 on your first drink, teppan tappas and tonpeiyaki here.

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Look to these Singapore bistros and restaurants for 1-for-1 cocktails and beers

After a long and tiring day at work, you’re jaded and all you want is to crack a bottle with your mates. Fret not, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list where we’ve sussed out and narrowed down some of the best establishments that doesn’t only offer 1-for-1 tipples, but also 1-for-1 mains (such as steaks, ribs, pastas and more) and appetisers. With bigger savings, you now have more reasons to have more than just a pint.AJ’s Beach & Bar DiningUnwind at this beachfront bistro with a view of the sunset, sea, bar food, and of course, cocktails. Located within AJ Hackett Sentosa, we recommend the Water Touch cocktail, a clear drink that’s made with rum, brandy, milk, pineapple, nutmeg, and aniseed – the ultimate thirst quencher on a hot day. Order a side of Truffle Fries to go with your cocktail, and you’re all set for a blissful day. Read our full review here.If you’re an action seeker and loves the adrenaline rush, attempt the bungy jump (before your alcohol consumption for safety reasons). Did we mention there’s 1-for-1 Bungy Jump coupon as well?Enjoy 1-for-1 cocktails, mains or pastas and appetisers here.Hibiki Sake Bar & DineHoused on the ground level of Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ), Hibiki Sake Bar & Dine is a must try if you’re in the east. The restaurant believes that Japanese food is a ‘peace cuisine’ that amalgamates harmony, unity and togetherness amongst people of the world. Perfect for lunch, enjoy 1-for-1 set lunch with your buddy. Indulge in a bevy of don options such as Hibiki’s Signature Omi Wagyu Beef Don and Buta Don. Serving other authentic Japanese bar food, yakitori sets, beers and sakes, it’s no wonder this joint is a hotspot for many.Enjoy 1-for-1 set lunch, beer (half or 1 pint) and desserts here.Madrinaa ItalianoNestled in the quaint Chip Bee Gardens at Holland Village, Madrinaa Italiano, boasts an array of exquisite Italian cuisine that will leave you wanting more. Best known for its gluten-free pizzas, the restaurant also dishes out an array of other options such as al dente pastas and sinful desserts. Pair your delectable treats with their finest wine or a pint of beer. Who said you have to be in Italy to taste authentic Italian food? Delizioso!Enjoy 1-for-1 mains, beer or wine and desserts here.Tocha BistroTocha (pronounced as Tor-shay), which is Portuguese for torch, offers both indoor and alfresco dining. Located in Hotel Boss, at Jalan Sultan Road, Tocha’s quality dishes are a testament to Tino Chew, owner of Tocha Bistro, for his determination and pride in serving excellent quality food.On the menu, you’ll find a predominantly European or Western spread that is slightly infused with Asian influences. We recommend trying the Baked Scallops topped with melted Mozzarella, Parmesan and Cheddar – hits the spot for cheese and seafood lovers. If you’re feeling ravenous, order the Tenderloin Steak, cooked to perfection where the meat melts in your mouth. Pair it with a glass of red wine or a cocktail to sum up an already satisfying meal.Read our full review here.Enjoy 1-for-1 mains, appetizers and cocktails here.Teppan Bar QConveniently located at Robinsons Walk, Teppan Bar Q is the ideal spot for teppanyaki lovers. An eatery that provides more than just teppanyaki dishes, but also live grilling action by the renowned chefs who have years of teppanyaki experience under their belts. Come here for tapas-styled Japanese food, teppan tapas, juicy steak and fresh seafood. If you enjoy your food straight off the griddle and piping hot, be sure to try out Teppan Bar Q for a unique Japanese culinary experience.Enjoy 1-for-1 on your first drink, teppan tappas and tonpeiyaki here.

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The ultimate 4-day itinerary to Bali

Everyone needs that quick break to refresh your engine, be it from school, work or just an excuse for a short breakaway with your loved ones. If you’re deciding on where to go for the upcoming long weekend for Good Friday (10 Apr) or Labour Day (1 May), you’re in for a treat! Grab your bags and board that flight for a quick escape to beautiful Bali!Paradise is just a 3 hours flight away, where you’ll land yourself in a carefree lifestyle by the pristine blue beaches that’ll take your breath away. Imagine sipping on drinks at the comfort of your villa or at a quaint beach bar, overlooking the Bali sunset in its perfect golden hue. Day 1 & 2:Travel up to Ubud and be one with tranquility. Located in northern Bali, Ubud is a 2-hours’ drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Ubud is known for its picturesque rice fields, waterfalls, traditional Balinese art and culture. Although it’s a slightly long drive, the experience in Ubud is the calm retreat you need.Stay at the Four Seasons Resorts Bali and experience nature living. With a luxury infinity pool facing a river, be sure to take in all the fresh air and the indulgence that nature has to offer — be in the moment and live life. Did we mention you can order breakfast buffet served to you in the pool? Yes, yes you can.As Ubud’s location is rather far from the city, a 2 day stay is a must to fully bask in Ubud’s beauty. For travel convenience, we recommend hiring a private car charter as it’s quite a distance going from one point of attraction to another.Book hotel here and private car charter here.Day 3:Head south to Canggu and experience the rugged culture of the digital nomads and have brunches at the ubiquitous cafes that’ll leave you spoilt for choice. Known for being the hippest area in Bali, café hopping is a must in Canggu to level up your Instagram or simply enjoy the Balinese coffee roasts. After you visit Instagram-worthy cafes such as as The Loft, Sista Café and Coffee Cartel, take a pitstop to Deus Ex Machina – Temple of Enthusiasm. Hailing from the land down under, Deus Ex Machina has found its home in Canggu and it is here to stay. Famous with frequent Bali travelers, the Sydney-based custom motorcycle shop boasts an array of eclectic café racer motorcycles available for purchase and rent.Right across is Love Anchor Canggu, where you can shop curated items from organic skincare, vintage clothing and handmade jewellery. At dusk, wrap up your day and be enamoured by the Bali sunset at The Lawn Canggu or Old Man’s - just some of the many beach bars in Canggu.  Instead of staying in a hotel, opt for a hostel instead where you can socialize with other travelers and get the full Bali experience. Who knows you might meet your next best travel buddy?Book hostel here.Day 4:Before you pack your bags and head home, a stay in Seminyak is a must. Known as the most stylish and glamourous living in Bali, Seminyak is home to plenty of spas, swanky villas and glitzy beach bars, such as the famous Potato Head Beach Club and Cocoon Beach Club. Unwind to the live music while you sip on sublime cocktails and margaritas, dancing till the break of dawn. For your accommodation, stay in the beautiful W Bali Seminyak or Pullman Legian Beach Bali and experience paradise on Earth.Book hotel here.Make that long weekend worth and plan your trip easily with meREWARDS. Get the best flightand hotel deals, and earn cashback with meREWARDS.

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5 simple storage ideas to save space in your new BTO HDB flat

It’s official! You’re slated to receive BTO HDB flat key very soon, but your mind is in shambles – due to renovation and interior design works you foresee in the pipeline. You’ve seen chic and thematic houses from Scandinavian to industrial and minimalism. But how do you put them all into place? What is the first step to achieve the home of your dreams? For context, the average size of a four-room BTO HDB flat in Singapore today measures 968 square feet. If you have already received the keys to your new flat, or have seen your friends’ new nest, you will notice that it is smaller than the flats your parents bought back in the days.Instead of lamenting your lack of space in your new humble abode, focus on making the best out of your new situation instead. Here are five space-saving tips to get you started. If you’re a fan of minimalistic homes, it’s your lucky day!Here are 5 tips and tricks to storage ideas to maximise space, for your new HDB BTO flat.1. Creative storage solutionsDerive inspiration from the architects who envisioned homes in high-rise buildings in land-scarce Singapore. Do the same with your flat and opt for shelves and tables that can store your items without taking up much floor space.Find your perfect shelves at Amazon SG.2. Utilise your wallsYour walls can help if you’re low on square space. Add shelves on your wall, install pot rails, hang your photos, and the list goes on. You can even mount your bicycle up, which doubles as a great wall feature. Just ensure you don’t over clutter! Remember, less is always more.Purchase your picture frames at Photojaanic.3. Tension rodsThese are applicable to anything at all! Think unused wardrobe spaces where you can hang an additional rod for your t-shirts and pants, under the sink for your cleaning supplies, or even in deeper drawers to keep your potlids upright. This would maximise your floor space, providing space for other necessities.4. Behind cabinet doorsKeep your items organised and out of sight with magazine racks or hanging baskets. Simply ensure that the new additions are carefully measured, so you don’t end up with a half closed door. Have an extra space on your shelf? Let loose and dance away (while you’re doing chores) with a JBL Speaker. If you’re not the loud music type, shop an array of earphone options at Creative Technology.5. Multi-tasking furnitureThink a coffee table with concealed storage space, a bed with storage drawers underneath, or a sofa that folds out into a makeshift bed. These items come in handy for smaller-room flats!Shop a bevy of home and living furniture at Shopee.After sitting down with your significant other, planning and envisioning what your future house will look like, take a seat and bask in reality that all these will soon come to fruition. To celebrate, wine and dine with meREWARDS by earning cashback, enjoy 1-for-1 dining offers or Book a Table. With that cashback amount, it’ll waive off expenses for home renovation – money put to good use!

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