Four restaurants owned by Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) — Ocean Restaurant, Osia Steak and Seafood Grill, Syun, and Feng Shui Inn — have come up with their own festive menu this Chinese New Year (CNY). Admittedly, Sentosa wouldn’t usually be the first place on my mind when I think of dining places. Alas, we’re living through some strange times, in the middle of a pandemic. I’ll take any excuse to pretend I’m on a vacay. And what better way to go on a Singapoliday than to get out of mainland Singapore? Needless to say, I jumped on the opportunity to eat some yummy food at RWS — on company time too, may I add. Psst, read till the end of this article for three promotions offered by RWS during this period. Ocean Restaurant As Singapore's first aquarium dining experience, Ocean Restaurant is no stranger to Singaporeans. I’m sure you’ve seen the restaurant’s stunning aquarium backdrop all over social media, for every celebration — birthdays, anniversaries, proposals. ... » Learn More about Up to 30% off CNY menu with no minimum spend at 4 RWS restaurants till Feb. 10, 2021
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It's been a year since the start of the pandemic, and the Philippines has recorded more than one million cases, with more than 17,000 deaths. More than 17,000 families are now grieving over loved ones they've lost to an invisible enemy. Throughout this time, I have been strictly following all basic health protocols: double-masking, wearing a face shield, practicing physical distancing, and, of course, washing my hands. So after testing positive with COVID-19 recently, I was more frustrated than shocked. I had done my part but still got infected. What had gone wrong? My family resides on Maginhawa street in Quezon City – home to hole-in-the-wall restaurants and the ever-inspiring Maginhawa Community Pantry. Eight years ago, we converted our garage into a restaurant, and since then, it has become the bread and butter of my family. Eventually, I had also set up a co-working space for my business and youth organizations. Unfortunately, our restaurant and co-working ... » Learn More about [FIRST PERSON] When your whole family is sick at home with COVID-19
A mere two years into the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, I published an essay here warning of “ A horrific cleanup job ” awaiting his successor. It provoked criticisms of which the more reasonable, and printable, were that it was premature, thus unfair, given that Duterte had four years yet remaining of his six-year term. In any case, by then, I thought, he had made enough mess to warrant a warning being raised: Duterte had begun his slavish pivot to China . He also had begun to move on his critics – Leila de Lima had been arrested on concocted charges and denied bail , and began a life in solitary detention that has continued to this day; and Ma. Lourdes Sereno , the independent-minded chief justice, had been set up for a coup by the Duterte-friendly majority of her own court. Duterte had given Ferdinand Marcos, the dictator on whose altar he worships, a hero’s burial . Marawi , a thriving self-contained city in the south, had been turned into a ... » Learn More about [Newspoint] What’s the mood looking like for 2022?