Summer Tea Ideas for You
If you are a tea aficionado, for sure you tried different tea flavours. Teas are aromatic drinks commonly prepared in Singapore and around the world. In fact, tea is one of the world’s most widely consumed beverages. It is slightly bitter but nevertheless, many people like it because of its cooling effects. Teas are also famous for its health benefits.
If you want to try different flavours than the traditional hot tea, here are some ideas that you can consider:
- Lemonade iced tea: The summer’s favourite is lemonade and iced tea. Lemonade iced tea combines your summer favourites. If you want to add spice, you can simply add bourbon or dark rum.
- Mint tea: Instead of drinking wines after dinner, you can consider mint teas. Mint tea gives different flavour when it is chilled.
- Peach iced tea: If you like peach and ice tea, you can actually infuse the two and still make it delicious. You can simply combine tea and commercial peach to make that perfect summer afternoon beverage. If you want to share it to your visitors, make sure that you stored it in your fridge.
- Iced hibiscus tea: If you are looking for a twist, you can consider iced hibiscus tea. This will serve as your alternative to your regular iced tea.
- Blackberry iced tea: Blackberry iced tea is not common. This is new and it will surely excite you and your visitors. The plum-coloured drink will attract thirsty people.
You can make these things in your house. If you want, you can also look for cafes here in Singapore that offer different taste.
Things You Need to Know about Schumacher
Racing is in the blood of Singaporeans. Every year, Singapore and its neighbouring countries welcome the Grand Prix. If you are a racing fan, you surely heard about Michael Schumacher. Michael Schumacher is a famous icon in the racing industry. He is retired though.
He was born on January 3, 1969 in West Germany. Schumacher is regarded as one of the world’s greatest Formula One driver. He won seven times in the Formula One World Championship. With that, he was awarded the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. He was well-admired because of his many driver records.
Did you know that he holds the most championship records? He is also one of drivers with the fastest laps. In 2002, he was touted as the only driver in history (of Formula One) to finish in the top 3 in every race of the season. In fact, Formula One regarded him as the “greatest driver” in the sport.
He joined Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes teams. Records show that he won 91 races, 155 podium and 68 pole positions. On December 29, 2013, an unfortunate event happened. He was on a skiing trip but he encountered an accident and fell. He hit his head which brought him to a medically induced coma.
He suffered severe brain injury. He was in coma from December 2013 to June 2014. Six months in this state led his neurology specialist to infer that he will be an invalid. He will live his live being dependent on other’s help. The head injury indeed claimed his body. Despite that, his legacy will never be forgotten. The news about Schumacher is saddening but life must go on for Schumacher, his family and his fans.
Most Expensive Shopping Centres in Singapore
Singapore is hailed as one of the most expensive cities in Southeast Asia. It is even called as the “Billionaire’s Playground” by the Forbes Magazine because of the highest price of products here such as clothing and anything related to fashion, cars and entitlements. In this country lie the most expensive and costly fashion lines and labels. These fashion shops can be located in Singapore’s shopping centres having the most expensive shops in the country.
- Orchard Road: The most expensive brands from all over the world flaunt their designs in one of the most famous streets in Singapore, the Orchard Road. Fashion, jewellery, home furniture, gadgets which have the most expensive brands like U2, Louis Vuitton and Giordano can all be found in this Road. There are more than 40 shops in the Orchard Road including the Tangs Orchard, ION Orchard and Orchards Central, and all of them are branded and luxurious in price.
- Paragon: Looking for designer items’ brands? One can surely find them in one of the 200 stalls in Paragon mall here in Singapore. Brands like Gucci, Diesel, Armani Exchange, Salvatore Ferragamo, Miu Miu and more products designed by famous people are here. Paragon houses products from jewellery, fashion clothing, sports clothing, shoes and accessories. First class fashionistas will surely love this mall.
DFS Galleria Scotts Walk: Looking for Vera Wang labels in the shopping malls of Singapore, her designs can be found in the DFS Galleria Scotts Walk. Other brands like Burberry can also be located in this mall. With DFS Galleria Scotts Walk exterior design, one can have an impression on how classy and expensive products here can be.
- Raffles City: Raffles City is one of the world’s largest hotels in the world. There are a lot of Raffles City Hotel branches all over the world, and one lies here in Singapore. This newly renovated mall is classified as at par to what the Paragon mall can offer, but what makes Raffles City different is that this mall does not only offer branded clothes and jewellery but also notable cuisines. In Raffles City lies different cuisines all over the world.
The Benefits of Carpooling
There is a growing number of people who prefer carpooling services here in Singapore. Some consider this as a “pirate” taxi service while others think of this as a simple arrangement to divide the bill. LTA (Land Transport Authority) should clarify this. According to ShareTransport.sg, the largest carpooling site here in Singapore, there are about 15,000 people who use the service. It is expected that the number will rise to 20,000 by next year.
Many people are now appreciating carpooling. Carpooling means travelling while enjoying the comforts of the car in an environmental-friendly manner. Carpooling is encouraged because of the following reasons:
- Green. Lesser cars on the road means lesser greenhouse emissions. As a result, there will be a significant reduction of the level of pollution (noise and air). It can also trim down the consumption of natural resources (fuel
- Time. There are expressways that you can consider. It will surely limit your travelling time. If you are going to school or you are going to work, you will surely get there in time.
- Cost. If you consider carpooling, you will surely save more. If you bring your car to work, you have to think of refuelling it plus the parking fee.
- No stress. Some people get stressed when they see traffic or congestion. If you share a ride with others, the burden of enduring the traffic or congestion is not that heavy.
Carpooling is a viable travel alternative that you can easily espouse. It will surely have a positive influence in your life. Apart from the things mentioned above, carpooling is safe and you will meet many friends along the way.
Common Transportation in Singapore
For many countries around the globe, transportation is given importance. It is by all means – way of living. In today’s modern world there are a lot of changes that is happening and this is due to the advancement in technology. Because Singapore is a highly-standardized nation, roads, buildings and transportations are always evolving. Buses and trains in the city are air-conditioned and roads are systematized.
This is the largest public transportation in Singapore. Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is the railway system in Singapore that is first rode by Singaporeans in 1987. This railway is the second oldest railway in Southeast Asia next to LRT in Philippines.
In Singapore, tourist are allowed to drive around the country for a span of 12 months (1 year) and as usual they must carry a license and a passport. However, they avoid to rent a car. But because it is more convenient to tour the metropolis using own vehicles, foreigners tend to rent a car for their convenience.
During normal fare hours, taxi fares are quite cheap but taxis in Singapore are relatively inexpensive during normal fare hours, but unluckily those hours are only limited. During peak hours (morning and evening) fare rates is increased by 35% and for people who wants to tour the metropolis during dawn, just prepare for a 50% increase in taxi fare rate. The only thing that makes the taxi service is Singapore cheap, is to impose a metered taxi; however, this is not necessary because most Singaporeans do have cars and they do not usually ride a taxi.