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What to Expect in the Next Few Months

Aside from work, you have a lot of things to look forward. There are many festivals and events that you can participate so better get ready. You will surely enjoy everything if you share it with your family or friends.

Here’s a list of festivals and events that you might be interested in:

Christmas in the Tropics

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Singaporeans surely know how to be jolly. After your work, you will be amazed how the streets come to life. Christmas in the Tropics is a festival that brings carnival or parade to the streets for a month. You can witness seasonal decorations and lighting up along shopping centres like Orchard Road, Takashimaya and Tangs. Of course ION, Orchard Central and Wisma Atria participate present a good show too. Look out for the street performers! It will surely blow you away.

Mid-Autumn Festival

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Mid Autumn Festival is celebrated every August or September. Mid Autumn Festival is also known to locals as the Mooncake or Lantern Festival. The festival is similar to Thanksgiving. If you want to witness this festival, you should head directly to Chinatown. The place offers beautiful lanterns and delicious mooncakes that you can avail.

Dragon Boat Festival

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If you want to witness the annual Singapore Dragon Boat competition, head to Bedok Reservoir. You will surely see other crews competing for this prestigious sport with their colourful boats.  Cheer for your favourite team and enjoy the spectacle. You will be thrilled upon hearing drumbeats and chants.

Hungry Ghost Festival

HUNGRY GHOST FESTIVAL

Chinese believe that souls of the dead are allowed to roam the earth. This happens every August. As a result, Chinese conduct grand feasts to calm the roaming spirits. The festival comprises of burning incense, prayer offerings, foods and fruits presentations, puppetry, singing performances and many more. Non Chinese are allowed to witness the festivities. You can go to Geylang, Chinatown and Redhill to check it out.

Don’t forget to bring your camera and record everything. It will help you relive the happy moments.


Practice Makes Perfect: Hands-On Activities

If you want to practice other things, you can join master classes. Who knows you can discover a hidden talent from it? When you are interested and you have the spare time to learn new things, you should enrol to the following classes right away:

Gourmet Cooking Classes

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Cooking classes are not exclusive for skilled cooks or chefs because there are cooking schools offering courses for beginners. Yes there is such thing as proper way of cutting ingredients. You will learn it from these schools: Palate Sensations Cooking School, Coriander Leaf, Shermay’s Cooking School and ToTT. Aside from proper cutting, these schools will teach you how to cook and the proper presentation depending on the cuisine you chose. These schools are equipped with the newest appliances that can facilitate your cooking.

Craft Classes and Activities

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If you want to participate in craft classes, there are workshops that you can enrol at. For example, you can enrol at The School of Hard Knocks and Build-A-Bear Workshop. You will surely learn how to stitch and make things out of something. That’s fun and fulfilling, right? It will be memorable if you do it with your kids and other family members.

Wine Appreciation

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If you are interested in wines and all its glory, you can choose to go to Praelum Wine Bistro. In there you will know basic things about wines and learn to appreciate it. You will be given the chance to enjoy and witness private receptions and tastings. Cheers for you!

Who knows your interest will turn out to be a passion? There are other classes that you can enrol to. Money is not an issue because these classes are practical-meaning you can make money out of it. May you find the happiness each class bring. Good luck!


BBQ Cooking Tips

Here are 10 important tips to help you grill that sumptuous awesome goodness. Have fun!

Tip #1 – Cold Meat: Never cook meat that is fresh from the fridge. Always make sure that you let the meat thaw down to room temperature before you grill it and consider getting quality cmy bbq in Singapore for a better grill. This way, heat can easily penetrate the meat and thoroughly cook the middle part before the surface gets burned.
Tip #2 –Your Equipment: To start cooking, first you have to preheat your smoker or grill before putting the meat on. This will make the grilling faster and easier. This also allows you to achieve tasty and juicy barbecued meat.

Tip #3 – Thinly-sliced Meat: Avoid grilling thick meat. Meat that is thinly-sliced is simpler to handle. Cooking is also faster because the heat can easily penetrate the inner part of the meat without overly burning the outside. Slicing your meat thinly allows thorough cooking, and avoids you from having poorly cooked barbecue that still has a bloody inside.
Tip #4 – Organize: When grilling, make sure that all of the needed things, foods and ingredients are close to you. You can put them on a proximate table so you can reach them easily. Moreover, keep raw foods in the fridge until you need them.
Tip #5 – Initial Cooking: For initial cooking, place the meat in the hottest part of the grill just to sear the outer part of it. After a while, move it away from the hot coals to avoid overcooking.
Tip #6 – Too Much Flipping: Too much turning of your meat from one side to the other is a no-no in grilling. Flip your meat only once or twice. Allow the heat to take time cooking your barbecue. Don’t rush the heat in doing its task. Also, don’t squash the meat as this squeezes out its juice. You won’t like eating dry meat.
Tip #7 – Herbs and Wood Chips: For added flavor and aroma, you can put fresh, hard-stemmed herbs and garlic cloves directly on the coal. You can also use aromatic wood chips and chunks.

Tip #8 – Food Hygiene: This is basic to all food preparation and cooking procedures. Always observe proper food hygiene. Use clean plates, knife, food containers and other utensils. Cooked food is more delicious when there is good sanitation. Not only that, it shuns diseases.
Tip #9 – Keep the Juice: After grilling, don’t slice your barbecue right away. Let it rest on a clean plate for a while before you slice it into pieces. This is one secret to keeping the barbecue juice intact.
Tip #10 – Clean: Don’t be too excited to devour your delish barbecue that you forget to clean your grill. Most people, if not all, tend to ignore or forget to clean the smoker and the grill bars. This leaves them with dirty smoker and rusty grill bars.


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