chuvaness

Tag Archives: singapore

Hermès Leather Forever exhibit opens in Singapore
Posted on

Hermès’ Leather Forever exhibit opens in Singapore this October 25 to December 13, 2015 at the ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands.
The exhibit celebrates Hermès’ relationship with leather, presenting items from Hermès’ past as well as some of its latest creations. Craftsmen from the Hermès workshops in Paris will be present to demonstrate their art by creating some of its iconic bags on site.

Hermes leather forever

Guests are invited to start their journey at the Little Room of Wanders at the historic Asian Civilisations Museum, featuring objects from the Emile Hermès museum in Paris’ Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
On view will be paintings, equestrian objects, ingenious mechanisms, rare books and unusual knick-knacks that have become a permanent source of inspiration for the house’s designers.

“With this ambitious project, visitors will have the chance to discover the rich and poetic expression of Hermès’ core métier,” said Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Artistic Director, Hermès.
“For the first time, in Little Room of Wanders, they can peruse some of the treasures assembled by my great grandfather Émile Hermès in his long life of collecting, shown alongside a number of original sketches by my uncle Philippe Dumas.”

Hermes leather forever

Hermès was founded by Thierry Hermès in Paris in 1837, as a house of master harness- and later, saddle-makers. Six generations of enterprising artisans have learned and passed on the values of craftsmanship and creativity that have nurtured the house for over 170 years.

LEATHER FOREVER is at the ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
LITTLE ROOM OF WANDERS is at ACM Green, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
October 25 to December 13, 2015
Open daily from 10 AM to 7 PM and up to 9 PM on Fridays
Admission is free.

Hermes Leather Forever Singapore Press Release_September 2015

0
Comments
Singapore two years later (Part 1)
Posted on

I have a love-hate relationship with Singapore. I used to go there a lot and it was there that I first experienced Pepper Lunch, which changed my life forever.
But ever since Japan granted me a three-year VISA, I started going to Japan more whenever I can.
The last time I was in Singapore was Valentine’s Day, 2013.
I find it amazing how Singapore Airlines has changed in two years
The business class seats are HUGE! The seats are so wide they give you two kinds of pillows

Singapore Airlines

It’s not a flat bed but you can stretch

Singapore Airlines

My legs aren’t long enough but it’s good to have a place to rest them

Singapore Airlines

I can charge my gadgets. Look, there are two USB, plus one universal outlet (110 volts only)

Singapore Airlines

There’s a dedicated drink holder that’s out of harm’s way

Singapore Airlines

A place to park your bag

Singapore Airlines

and shoes

Singapore Airlines

The food was OK. Jeroen was surprised I ate on the plane cause I rarely do. Can’t say no to chicken rice.

Singapore Airlines

Changi Airport is still beautiful and spacious

Changi airport
Changi airport

At the Grand Hyatt Hotel We got a room upgrade at the old wing. This was a good bed with freezing aircon (nice)

Grand Hyatt Singapore

This opens up to the bathroom. Sorry, I find the sink outdated

Grand Hyatt Singapore

I like the spacious dressing table, but the lighting is bad for makeup and the stool is way too low #chuvaproblems

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Separate shower and toilet. No need for bathtub

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Nice little walk-in closet

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Spacious retro-modern suite

Grand Hyatt Singapore
Grand Hyatt Singapore

The office chair is a bit outdated (read: matigas) #morechuvaproblems

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Other than those little things, we did enjoy our stay!
I had chicken rice everyday. If you ask me, my favorite is the roast chicken by Sergeant at ION Orchard or Food Republic. I wish Sergeant would come to the Philippines! We have nothing like it in Manila and there is nothing like chicken rice in Singapore.

Sergeant chicken rice
Sergeant chicken rice

Another store I wish we had in Manila is Kikki K, the Australian stationery store. There’s a nice branch at ION Orchard

Kikki K.
Kikki K.
Kikki K.

COS at ION Orchard is a must-stop for basic minimalist clothes

COS at ION

(Up next: IKEA)

10
Comments
Home away from home: the Grand Hyatt Singapore
Posted on

It’s wonderful when you find your home away from home. In Tokyo, I prefer the Peninsula. In Singapore, it’s pretty much the Grand Hyatt.
I didn’t use to like this place so much, but when the Ion Orchard mall opened right across from it, the location suddenly became very OK.
Prior to finding this place home, I preferred the Mandarin Orchard for location and the famous overpriced Chatterbox chicken rice, which I love.

Chatterbox chicken rice

I also used to like the Quincy, but the place has gotten old. They really need to renovate.
But all things considered, I love the Grand Hyatt Singapore because of its design.
To further prove my point, last year I saw Tyler Brûlé and the Monocle team here.

Tyler Brule and Co.

I’ve heard a couple of people say the Grand Hyatt rooms and bathrooms suck, but I did not see it at all during this trip or or last year.
The bed is nice and comfy, and the thermostat is really easy to control. I love the convenience of the nightstands with the two shelves.
We didn’t really use the office corner because there were plugs everywhere. We could use the fast Internet while in bed.

Grand Hyatt Singapore

This nice chair ended up as my husband’s sabitan (rack) of used clothes because Euroboys like to recycle their clothes 🙂

Grand Hyatt Singapore

The TV was not complicated

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Sliding doors open up to a marbled bathroom, which is chuva-approved.

Grand Hyatt Singapore

It has a bathtub and separate shower stall

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Enclosed toilet, thank you very much

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Dressing table—how convenient

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Spacious counter sink—a must for me

Grand Hyatt Singapore

And a closet that opens from inside and outside the bathroom. No need to run out for pieces of clothing.

Grand Hyatt Singapore

The only thing I don’t really like was the food. Room service sucked. But I did enjoy the cereal-crusted KFC with Hainanese chicken rice my hubby bought next door. How convenient! Though I wish I had discovered this earlier on the first day. I could eat this everyday.

KFC golden cereal crunch

Please try when in Singapore.

KFC golden cereal crunch

6
Comments
Crying over a trailer: IloIlo, the movie
Posted on

Halfway through this trailer, I’m already crying like an idiot.
Singapore feels close to home because we are often there. We have friends and family there, so I can somehow relate to the people and their culture.
I also feel very much for Filipinos who work as domestic helpers in Singapore and in Hong Kong where I see tons of them on their days off on Sunday.
These workers deserve very much respect for all the sacrifices they go through for their loved ones at home.
IloIlo is an award-winning movie created by filmmaker Anthony Chen.

Ilo Ilo movie

Set in Singapore, it chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their newly arrived Filipino maid, Teresa, who has come like many other Filipino women in search of a better life.
The entire family needs to adapt to the presence of this stranger, which further threatens their already strained relationship. Still, Teresa and Jiale, the young and troublesome boy she cares for, soon form a bond. Their unique connection continues to develop and soon she becomes an unspoken part of the family.
Watch the trailer.

IloIlo is now showing at the following theaters:
Glorietta 4 Cinema 5
Market Market Cinema 3
Newport Ultra Cinema 1
SM City Fairview Cinema 3
SM City North EDSA Cinema 9
SM City Sta. Mesa Cinema 1
SM Megamall Cinema 7
TriNoma Cinema 4

To know more, go to http://iloilomovie.com

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

13
Comments