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New iOS 10 Jailbreak Tweaks: Actif 2, Callisto Pro, Kairos 2, Creamy, And More

By | June 25th, 2017

Jailbreak tweaks are never the easiest things to come by, not because there aren’t many to choose from, but actually quite the opposite.

With so many jailbreak tweaks floating around Cydia, it can often be difficult or almost impossible to see the wood for the trees, and jailbreak tweak overload is no fun for anyone.

We know that as much as anyone here at RP, which is why each and every weekend, we gather the most noteworthy new and updated tweaks, and bring them to you right here. This week, we have nine tweaks that we think you are going to dig, and while some of them may be familiar to you, we also strongly suspect there will be enough new blood in here to keep even the most experienced jailbreaker happy. So without further ado, let’s just jump right in, shall we? All tweaks are available via the BigBoss repository, and the cost, if any, will be mentioned.

ClassicPlayer ($ 0.99, BigBoss)

Do you remember the very first iPod? We do, and while today’s technology is lightyears ahead of it, we do sometimes miss it. ClassicPlayer brings some of the clickwheel fun to iOS, and we think you are going to love it.

Kairos 2 ($ 2.99, BigBoss)

Being able to schedule when an iMessage or SMS is sent is something we still cannot believe iOS does not do as standard. With Kairos 2, you don’t need to worry about that fact.

Sinatra ($ 1.99, BigBoss)

The standard, stock Now Playing interface within iOS is cool and all, but couldn’t it be a little bit more interesting? Why yes it could. Enter Sinatra.

HomeCardIconLabel (Free, BigBoss)

A simple tweak, users of this can set an icon and a label for the Home page, making it more recognizable in the app switcher.

CamMode (Free, BigBoss)

The kind of tweak we love, CamMode does one thing and one thing only, but it does it well. With CamMode installed, you will receive a HUD telling you which camera mode you activated when switching between them in the stock Camera app.

Callisto Pro ($ 2.49, BigBoss)

With Calisto Pro installed, a whole host of added options and features are brought to the iOS Lock screen. These include the ability to be notified the last time a device was locked and even setting the current time as the device’s passcode.

Actif 2 (Free, BigBoss)

Are you a heavy user of Activator? Of course you are, and with Actif 2 installed, invoking an Activator action can trigger an if/or condition check. If a condition is met, X happens. If not, then something else does. This has the potential to be super, super powerful.

Torch on Focus (Free, BigBoss)

Turns the flashlight on while focusing the camera in low light situations.

Creamy (Free, BigBoss)

This package brings the iOS 11 passcode buttons to iOS 10 and 9. For more on the tweak, check out our detailed post here.

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The Ultimate Bedok Food Guide – 23 Fab Places You Must Try

It has become a known fact that good food is ubiquitous in Bedok. However, as foodies, we only want the best, don’t we? We all know the popular ones like the bak chor mee at Bedok 85, but what about some of the lesser known stalls in Bedok? This time, we’re pulling out all the stops to present to you the ultimate Bedok food guide! Without further ado, let’s go!

Chris’s Kway Chap


Notwithstanding the long queue in the sweltering weather, Singaporeans still love a set of honest-to-goodness kway chap. Albeit the slightly higher price tag, Chris’s Kway Chap commands a throng of loyal customers, especially on the weekends. While we did find it a little overrated, we loved that the intestines were clean and void of any smell or bitterness. The broth is pleasantly robust without an overpowering herbal taste which some people love. Remember to dip those innards in the tangy chilli for an added burst of flavor. If you have to have kway chap, you don’t have to look any further.

Address: 216 Bedok North Hawker Centre #01-80, 216 Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 460216

Opening Hours: 8am to 130pm daily. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Ye Lai Xiang Cheng Tng


One of the best ways to beat the heat in Singapore is to dive right into a refreshing bowl of ice cold dessert. While there’re admittedly other desserts, this bowl of cheng tng from Ye Lai Xiang Cheng Tng is a noteworthy one. For 3 bucks, this satisfying bowl offers a considerable amount of ingredients including dried watermelon, persimmons and sweet potato. We liked how it’s not overly sweet and is a real life-savior in the heat.

Address: Bedok Food Corner Stall #31, 1 Bedok Road, Singapore 469572

Opening Hours: 12pm to 8pm daily.

Hill Street Char Kway Teow


One of our pet peeves (probably yours too) is to waste calories eating something that wasn’t good. Fret not, because this char kway teow in Bedok South Market is definitely worth failing your IPPT and skipping your yoga classes for. Hill street Char Kway Teow ($ 3) is pretty popular so be prepared to come early and queue. We especially loved the wok hei in our char kway teow and the crispy pork lard that added a sinful crunch. The noodles are adequately moist and fried uniformly to ensure a consistency throughout the dish. If you’re going to have a cheat day, don’t cheat yourself by skipping this.

Address: 16 Bedok South Road #01-41, Singapore 460016

Opening Hours: 1030am to 730pm daily. Closed on Mondays.

Hon Ni Kitchen


As a typical Singaporean, I’m also a sucker for cheap and good food. So, I’m going to share with you a 2-dollar Nasi Lemak because sharing is caring. For $ 2, you get coconut-flavoured rice with your choice of 3 sides which includes everything except chicken wings. Subsequent additions only costs 50 cents each. Yes 50 cents, even your tau hui zui (soya bean milk) costs more than that. You can also opt for your beloved chicken wings at just a buck. Rumour has it that the fish otah is very fragrant. The star and essence of this Nasi Lemak, however, is their homemade sambal chilli which is free!(But don’t take until other people don’t have la) While the food is cheap, the quality is far from cheap. Alas, now I’m sure I won’t be the only aunty queuing for a plate of Nasi Lemak at Hon Ni Kitchen.

Address: 216 Bedok North Hawker Centre, 216 Bedok North Street 1 #01-07

Opening Hours: 730am-2pm daily. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Plum And Rice


If you’re into fusion food, this one’s for you! Plum and rice uses Umeboshi, a salted Japanese plum, extensively in their Japanese-local fusion hawker stall. This acidic pickled plum is known to aid digestion, mitigate fatigue and even expedite detoxification. They also offer fatty braised pork belly and fresh steamed cod fish on the side of their rice or porridge. For under $ 10, it really can’t get any better than this.

Address: 216 Bedok North Hawker Centre, 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-45, Singapore 460216

Opening Hours: 8am to 2pm daily. Closed on Mondays.

Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian


Bedok 85 is a crowd magnet when it comes to supper and one of the reasons people flock here is the Bak chor mee. Since there are two Bak Chor Mee stalls, there has to be a better one right? We tried both but found that they’re nearly identical. Despite always having a significantly longer queue than its neighbour, Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian seems to be a crowd favourite. We liked the springy noodles a little better than it’s neighbour. If you’re not in a rush, you won’t be disappointed by the Bak Chor Mee here.

Address: Fengshan Market & Food Centre, Stall #7, 85 Bedok Street 4, Singapore 460085


Opening Hours: 230pm to 130am daily. Closed on Thursdays

Ah Balling Tang Yuan


Also reigning from bedok 85, ah balling tang yuan offers a great-value bowl of tang yuan (4 for $ 2). We were told that they make their tang yuan by hand daily to keep it fresh and chewy. With all the different permutations of tang yuan and soups, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We got the green tea with peanut soup combination and loved the chewy tang yuan with a mildly sweet green tea core. Great for a sweet dessert fix after your savory Bak chor mee!

Address: Fengshan Market & Food Centre, #01-259, 85 bedok Street 4, Singapore 460085

Opening Hours: 930am to 930pm daily.

Chai Chee Pork Porridge


Another well-known stall from bedok 85 is chai chee pork porridge, which serves a hearty warm bowl of porridge that never seems to bore. Some call this hospital food or old people food but I love it! We loved the gooey consistency of the porridge and the pretty generous serving. Add 50 cents for an egg and you’re good to go! Too bad they don’t open till dinnertime.

Address: Fengshan Market & Food Centre, #01-210, 85 Bedok Street 4, Singapore 460085

Opening Hours: 5pm to 2am daily.

Zhong Xing Ban Mian


Walk into Bedok interchange hawker centre and you’ll notice the iconic yellow bowl syndrome originating from Zhong Xing Ban Mian. Besides the good selection of handmade noodles, they also offer a variety of different ways to enjoy your bowl of handmade noodles. As a regular, I’m usually here for their dry ban mian which I can’t recommend enough. Each bowl comes with oodles of noodles that are thick, yet chewy. We liked how the sauce balances the flavours from the dish, without being too salty nor watery. The anchovies and shallots enhance the flavour and add texture to the dish as well. Since its just beside Bedok mrt, you don’t really have any good reason not to try this if you’re in Bedok.

Address: Bedok Interchange Food Centre, #01-17, 297 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 460207

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.

Xin Mei Congee


Also residing within Bedok Interchange food centre, my other go-to on rainy days is Xin Mei Congee. While my bias towards the sticky Cantonese version is apparent, this bowl of porridge is still an outstanding one. What sets this apart from Chai Chee Pork porridge is that they set the dough fritter (youtiao) sitting on the bowl instead of cutting it up and throwing it into the porridge. This guarantees a crispy, non-soggy youtiao which is so satisfying. The porridge is rather similar to the one from Chai Chee Pork porridge, even though I would probably give the edge to the latter because I prefer my porridge gooier. 

Address: Bedok Interchange Food Centre, #01-22, 297 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 460207

Opening Hours: 10am to 11pm daily.

Nangfa Kitchen


Situated near Bedok 216 market is this angel of a Thai restaurant: Nangfa Kitchen. Nangfa, which means angel in Thai, is driven to serve angelic food and dish out an authentic Thai experience. We prefer Nangfa to Nakhon because of their consistently good flavors and generous portions. For $ 6, you can get a plate of scrumptious stir-fired minced pork with basil or even a bowl of mouthwatering tom yum soup! We love the authentic flavors of the dishes which makes for a satisfying meal everytime. If your mouth catches fire, Nangfa offers a refreshing glass of ice lemongrass ($ 3) or thai milk tea ($ 3) to extinguish the flames. They’ve even got the popular mango sicky rice and red ruby for dessert! If you’re willing to queue (which you should), then this is one place you can’t afford to miss out.

Bedok Food Corner Hokkien Mee


If you’re in bedok food corner to get the cheng tng like we recommended, you’d probably be looking for something else to eat since it is rather out of the way. Bedok food corner hokkien mee offers a good old plate of hokkien mee that hits the spot. We love the deep flavors and the use of a thinner bee hoon in this dish. Throw in the belachan for an added fragrance and fiery kick! After you’re done slurping down the hokkien mee, you’ll be grateful that there happens to be an excellent cheng tng store nearby for dessert.

Address: Bedok Food Corner, 1 Bedok Road Singapore 469572

Opening Hours: 4pm to 9pm daily. Closed on Mondays.

Percolate Cafe


Given Singapore’s humid and sunny weather, some of you might prefer to hang out in a café to blow some steam off after a long week instead of going to a crowded hawker centre. Percolate café is a go-to for many to get their coffee fix and chill hang-out sessions. They use Papa Palheta coffee beans here. We love the minimalistic interior and the homey vibe that the café exudes. If you need a chill place to read your book or emails, this cafe is probably it.

Address: 136 Bedok North Avenue 3 #01-152, Singapore 460136

Mobile: 8256 0316


Opening Hours: 1030am to 930pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 930am to 930pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on Tuesdays.



For a wholesome breakfast, Enak serves up delectable traditional Malay dishes at affordable prices. We were impressed with their Nasi Ambeng ($ 5.50) which comprises beef rendang, sambal goreng, bergedil (potato), archar (picked vegetables), terung (spicy eggplant), serunding (grated coconut) and a champion sambal belachan. We love the tender beef rendang which is infused with the flavor of coconut milk. If you’re more of a noodles person, get the Mee soto($ 2,50)!

Address: Block 16 Bedok South Road Market & Food Centre, Singapore 46016

Opening Hours: Opens daily till late lunch. Closed on Tuesdays.

Red Hornbill


Situated right beside Bedok Library, Red Hornbill dishes out some pretty sweet Kolo mee and Sarawak Laksa. Owing to his heritage from Sarawak, Mr Then Hua San aims to recreate the flavors from Sarawak here in Singapore for Sarawakians that moved to Singapore. At $ 4, the portions of bouncy egg noodles and minced pork were more than generous. We were also impressed by their Sarawak Laksa ($ 5) which boasts a light-bodied broth that somehow still captures the essence of a good bowl of Laksa. We were told that the Laksa paste is brought in from Sarawak to guarantee a flavor you could probably only get in Sarawak. Served with crunchy bean sprouts, shredded chicken and sliced prawns, this bowl of laksa is great if you’re not very good at handling spice. Beware of the snaking queue on weekends (45 minutes wait)!

Address: Block 205 Bedok North Street 1 #01-357, Singapore 460205

Opening Hours: 11am to 2pm, 4pm – 830pm daily. Closed on Mondays.

Milk & Honey gelato


Situated round the corner of Bedok 86, Milk and Honey Gelato is a no-brainer especially after your orh luak/bak chor mee/sambal stingray feast at Bedok 85. Easily filled on weekends, this humble café opens till midnight to appeal to the dinner/supper crowd of Bedok 85. Opened around 4 years ago, this cozy café serves gelato and waffles, amongst other items like milkshakes and teas. If you’re a durian lover, rejoice because they sell a premium mao shan wang flavor that you’ll love. If you’re a sesame street fan, then the cookie monster milkshake is for you! Great food is meant to be shared so they’ve even got a buddy meal for you and your plus-one (jio me if you have no one). In spite of the other tantalizing flavors, we still went for the classic Milk and Honey on waffles. The handmade waffles were dense and moist on the inside with a crispy exterior. The Milk and Honey gelato was pleasantly invigorating especially on a hot afternoon. Unlike most cafes, this cafe has a relatively smaller sitting area so better go early after dinner to chope your seats!

FATCAT Ice Cream Bar


If you need to get your sweet fix, FATCAT ice cream bar is yet another viable option in Bedok. Inspired by the nickname given to him by his friends, owner, Charles, decided to name his café after his nickname! Keeping to their existing Japanese theme, the interior of the café has been remodified to emanate a Japanese vibe. On that same note, they have also introduced new Japanese flavors including Umeshu (alcoholic), genmai (brown rice green tea), kinako black (roasted soy bean flour), and edamame (green soybeans)! Unfortunately, we weren’t very adventurous and went for the all-time best-seller: Earl Grey Lavender ice cream on a charcoal waffle. We were told that they make their ice cream and waffles in-house daily to guarantee a freshness like no other. 

Address: Block 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25, Singpapore 460416


Opening Hours: 1pm to 10pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 12pm to 11pm on Saturdays, 12pm to 10pm on Sundays. Closed on Tuesdays.

Refuel Café


Eating out with a group or friends or family can be tough because everybody wants something different. Located just beside Bedok Reservoir, Refuel café’s extensive menu is bound to put a smile on every face. While it is seemingly out of the way, this café is no stranger to Bedokers. What stood out was their all-day brunch selection which serves up your favorite breakfast all day err day. We decided to go for the Honey BBQ ribs which was one of their bestsellers. For $ 14.90, we were not disappointed with the generous serving of 8 juicy ribs drenched in a sweet tangy BBQ sauce. Served with corn and slaw, the ribs were tender and just delectable.

Address: Block 744 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3029, Singapore 470744

Phone: 6448 0015

Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily. Last Orders at 930pm. Closed on Tuesdays.


Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup


One of our favorites for rainy days is the kidney mee sua from Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal soup. We especially love the thick, rich herbal soup which is just irresistible. For $ 4, you get a hearty bowl of mee sua with kidneys, innards or lean meat. We like how the herbal taste does not overpower the dish and the generous serving. Overshadowed by their slurp-worthy mee sua, the steamed fish is yet another noteworthy dish from Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup. You can customize and choose how you like your fish to be cooked. Depending on the number of people you’re feasting with, they’ll recommend an appropriate portion that will ensure that you go home satisfied. 

Opening Hours: 12pm to 12mn daily.

Bedok North 85 Fried Oyster


As our list draws to a close, how could we ever forget fried oyster omelet (orh luak)? While fried oyster omelet comes as an acquired taste for some, this is great comfort food for me. Katong Da Fei Kun is another, yet great, option to enjoy at Bedok 85. The fried oyster omelet comes in thick big chunks which we like. We also appreciate the generous amounts of eggs that’s fried to perfection. Ultimately, the use of fresh big juicy oysters won our hearts over. If you’re headed to Bedok 85 for supper with the gang, get the 10 bucks version and you’re golden.

Address: Fengshan Market & Food Centre, 85 Bedok North Street 4 #01-49, Singapore 460085

Opening Hours: 2pm to 3am daily.

Ah Wah Rojak


Whilst waiting for your sinful char kway teow from Bedok South Market and Food Center, you’ll probably want something to munch on to help pass the time right? Ah Wah Rojak showcases an interesting take on the popular Chinese rojak dish by using cuttlefish for an added crunch and flavor. We especially love the prawn paste which is just the way we like it: sweet, sticky, tangy and not too watery. What makes this stall stand out from other rojak stalls is the extra step they take in toasting the fried beancurd (taupok) and dough fritters (youtiao) to guarantee a warm toasty crunch. Mix all that together in a mixing bowl and we’ve got ourselves a winner! Who knew waiting for char kway teow could be this enjoyable?

Address: 16 Bedok South Road #01-36, Singapore 460016

Opening Hours: 12pm to 2pm, 530pm to 1030pm daily.

Chai Chee Fried Carrot Cake


Contrary to traditional fried carrot cake which we just love for breakfast, Chai Chee fried carrot cake offers patrons a bag full of thick fried carrot cake strips without the egg. They look like fries and are just as addictive as fries. Bite into the crisp exterior to reveal soft toasty carrot cake that is just surreal. It’s like fries, just better and cheaper. Once you start, you won’t stop. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Address: 216 Bedok North Hawker Centre, 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-55, Singapore 460216

Opening Hours: 5am to 1pm daily.

Tian Nan Xing Minced Pork Noodles


To end the list with a bang, here is yet another bowl of bak chor goodness that you shouldn’t miss out on. With over 80 years of history, Tian Nan Xing bak chor mee is one of the reasons why Bedok has been unanimously crowned a Bak Chor Mee haven in Singapore. For the same price as Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian from Bedok 85, you’ll get a more generous helping of ingredients that makes for an even more satisfying meal. If you prefer softer noodles, you’ll probably like the one from Bedok 85. If you like your noodles done with bite, then this bowl of Bak Chor Mee is definitely for you! We also love the handmade dumplings which were just heavenly. Taking into consideration the shorter queue and larger serving, this would probably be a better bet than the one from Bedok 85. Afterall, there’s a reason why they’re still drawing throngs of people after 80 years right?

Address: Kaki Bukit 511 Market & Food Centre, 511 Bedok North Street 3 #01-10, Singapore 460511

Opening Hours: 5am to 1pm daily. Closed on Sundays

Granted, this list is not exhaustive but hopefully you will find this guide helpful especially if you’re travelling to Bedok from afar for the first time. While we did exclude simpang Bedok from this list, you can check it out in a separate list which we made some time back. Let us know if you think we have missed out anything from this list and we’ll be happy to add in your recommendation. made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stalls featured here.

Let’s build a food community that helps to update the food news in Singapore! Simply comment below if there’s any changes or additional info to the cafes/stalls listed above. We will verify and update from our side. Thanks in advance!

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Report: Advanced 3D Sensing Capabilities For AR Headed To iPhone 8

By | June 24th, 2017

We’ve heard a lot about Apple’s iPhone 8 over the last few months. In fact, we’ve probably been privy to enough rumor and speculation about the device that we could make a fairly accurate prediction about not only the visuals but also the internal specification of the hardware.

To append what we already know, a new research note by BlueFin Research Partners is now suggesting that a number of companies have been added to Apple’s component supplier list for the device, indicating a strong likelihood that the hardware will come equipped with 3D sensing capabilities for AR purposes.

Speculation about this type of feature being built into Apple’s iPhone 8 started growing last week when Largan Precision confirmed publicly that it would be shipping the necessary lenses for 3D sensing modules later on in this year. That particular company is a supplier to Apple, and while the announcement or confirmation didn’t explicitly mention Apple as a receiver of these lenses, there has been enough history to suggest that the company will be involved with Apple in this sense.

Apple has already announced significant augmented reality plans going forward, and technology like this baked into iPhone 8 would certainly assist with that:

In addition to Largan Precision, another Apple supplier, Lumentum, has also announced that it expects to see increased shipments of its vertical-cavity-surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) components during the latter parts of 2017. According to the research note, this really only points to Apple looking to introduce these capabilities into iPhone 8:

On last night’s earnings call, Finisar management did not mention Apple by name, but they highlighted they expect to see volume VCSEL orders in their second fiscal quarter, which is the October quarter end of this calendar year.

We also want to highlight Finisar acknowledged they are shipping VCSEL lasers to multiple customers, but one customer (aka Apple) is accounting for the majority of total demand.

The increased speculation simply adds to the excitement surrounding iPhone 8, but also likely adds to the ultimate cost that the user will have to pay. We’re expecting a significantly improved device in terms of design and capabilities, but that will likely be reflected in the purchase price.

(Via: MacRumors, Source: Barron’s)

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Koh Kood Island Is Thailand's Unspoilt Paradise 5 Hours From BKK

Koh Kood, an untouched island paradise In Thailand

Koh Kood is an island paradise in Thailand

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We’re no strangers to island hopping in Krabi and partying it up in Phuket – but turns out, Thailand’s been keeping another slice of paradise under wraps: Koh Kood.

Located just 5 hours from Bangkok, this island is easily accessible and makes for the perfect low-key escape for anyone truly looking to unwind. That’s right – no bustling night-life or tourist-hogged beaches here.

Here are 7 things you can enjoy while there:

1. Swing around like Tarzan – straight into a refreshing waterfall

Klong Chao Waterfall in Koh Kood

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There’s no better way to cool off on a hot day than to visit the several waterfalls all over the island. First time visitors will have to strike Klong Chao waterfall off your list – you can’t miss the opportunity of swinging yourselves into the lake from the vines that hang from the surrounding trees.

For the ones looking for a little bit of adventure,  Koh Kood has a “secret” waterfall named Huang Num Keaw – it’s located deeper into the rainforest, and is said to be the most beautiful one of the lot.

2. Have lunch ziplined to you dine atop the tree

TheSmartLocal visits Soneva Kiri's Treetop Diner  

There’s nothing more extra than having a personal waiter zipline through the forest to serve you lunch. Talk about bringing the private dining experience to a whole new level – literally. This one-of-a-kind dining experience can be found at the luxurious Soneva Kiri Resort, where guests are seated bamboo pods which are then hoisted 35ft into the air.

Soneva Kiri Resort Tea Selection

Their tea menu comes with a delectable selection of pastries, sandwiches and dessert

The restaurant only serves 4 groups of people a day, for Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Dinner.

Read more about our experience dining in the treetops here.

3. Explore the ancient forests that surround the island

Monkeys in Koh Kood's Rainforest 

Source: @moniquedesign

Over 70% of Koh Kood is made up of an ancient tropical rainforest, through which visitors can go jungle trekking. While guided tours and waterfall treks are available, budding Indiana Joneses can go ahead and hike solo. Be wary though – there are no official signposted trails, so keep a compass or map handy.

Khao Rearub Battleship Mountain 


Your adventure wouldn’t be complete without taking the Khao Rearub trekking trail, which leads to the island’s Battleship Mountain. Named after its resemblance to a warship, this mountain is said to be a sacred place among the locals – just like the massive Maka Tree, a 500-year old banyan tree located in Kao Din Dang jungle.

4. Chill in Koh Kood’s tranquil beach resorts…

Koh Kood Beachside Bungalows


Koh Kood might be low-key – for now – but it comes with over 50 beach resorts of varying price points. These range from beachside bungalows to luxury villas, and those travelling on a budget also have the option of backpacker hostels.

Koh Kood Resort Beach Swing 

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One things for sure no matter where you stay – Koh Kood’s gorgeous beaches will be just a stone’s throw away. The crystal clear waters are a bonus too – no need for a swimming pool!

5. …or ditch the villas and live like a local with a homestay

For those who’d rather live just like the islanders, a homestay is the way to go. Koh Kood has guest houses aplenty, such as Doy Guest House – a traditional fisherman stilt-house located in Klong Chao river.

Run by a local Thai family, guests can expect nightly seafood BBQs, boat trips and hearty home-cooked meals by the head of the house herself, Ms Duern.

Book a stay at Doy Guest House here.

6. Go freediving and learn more about marine wildlife

Snorkelling at Koh Kood Island


Sipping a cocktail and soaking in the sun by the ocean sounds great, but when the waters of Koh Kood are as clear as a swimming pool’s, there’s no excuse not to invite yourself in. Explore the world underwater with a snorkeling session, which local dive centers like BB Divers hold regularly.

More experienced swimmers can level up their underwater expedition and have a go at freediving – some companies even offer shipwreck exploration dives.

BB Divers
Telephone: +66 (0)8 222 06 002

Find out more about BB Divers here.

7. Feast on seafood fresh out of the sea

Ban Ao Yai Fishing Village

Source: @muenettchen

As one of the three larger fishing villages in Koh Kood, Ban Ao Yai is known for its charming seafood restaurants that serve fresh fish every day. Patrons can go fishing and snorkelling here too – we’d recommend doing this before stuffing yourself silly.

The ultimate island getaway at Koh Kood, Thailand

Koh Kood Island 5 hours from Bangkok

Source: @reisezauberer

Whether it’s luxury dining in a floating tree-pod or an adventurous jungle trek, Koh Kood’s got something for every traveller. So next time you find yourself itching for a weekend getaway, skip the commercialised holiday hotspots – Thailand’s secret paradise awaits.

Getting there: 

1. Those travelling from Bangkok can take a bus (apx. 5 hours) to Trat city, or private transfers from your hotel/airport that will take you directly to Laem Sok Pier (apx. 4 hours)  
2. From Laem Sok Pier, it takes a 45 minute speedboat ride to Koh Kood.

Find out more details on getting to Koh Kood here.

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Responsive Images Made Easy with ResponsifyJS

The modern web should be 100% responsive and newer libraries are making this increasingly possible.

With free plugins, such as ResponsifyJS, it’s even easier to get your websites working on all devices. This free jQuery plugin takes a container of images and dynamically rearranges them based on varying screen sizes.

How To Use HTML5 Element To Achieve Responsive Image

How To Use HTML5 Element To Achieve Responsive Image

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Since different containers hold images differently, they can resize in very strange ways. Sometimes, you’ll have photos of people and their faces can get cut off when resized on mobile.

The Responsify plugin was created to solve this exact problem. It can work automatically but the true magic lies in defining your own focus area on the picture.

It uses an internal system of decimal descriptions to find where the focus of the image should be. For example, you can define positions such as data-focus-top which “blocks in” a certain segment of the image.

This data needs to be passed in the form of decimals, for instance a .5 decimal targets 50% of the image (left/right or top/bottom). Naturally, this is pretty confusing to do by yourself. But, there’s a free Responsify app that lets you calculate the positions dynamically in your browser.

Just upload a picture, define the focus area, then copy/paste the image code into your website. The Responsify plugin will have all the data it needs to properly resize the image on smaller screens.

Responsify app

You can find quite a few live demo links in the GitHub repo, including code snippets to copy/paste into your site.

This plugin is not the perfect solution for every project. Sometimes, you’ll want images to resize without fixed focus areas. But, if you’re using masonry grids with jQuery it doesn’t hurt to add ResponsifyJS to your stack.

To learn more, visit the plugin homepage for a live demo, a download link, and a full setup guide.

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Recipe: Super Simple Coconut & Ginger Macaroons

Macaroons are not macarons; they are vastly different in terms of looks and taste. Macarons (pronounced as mack-ah-ROHN) are delicate French things, made from meringue with a filling, a jam or ganache or curd. They are sweet, crusty on the surface that cracks easily.

Macaroons (pronounced as mack-ah-RUNE), however, are like rustic cookies, with coconut or almond as the main ingredient. Because it uses desiccated coconut, it can be quite crumbly and dry. So if you find it dry, you can eat it with a jam or chocolate dip.

In this recipe, I used ginger, but if you dislike ginger, you can substitute it with a pinch of cinnamon.

TIME: 20 min (baking) + 10 min (preparation)

12 pieces


Egg whites, 6
Sugar, 2 tbsp
Honey, 1 tbsp
Ginger, finely chopped, 1 tbsp
Desiccated coconut, 120g
Plain flour, 2 tbsp


1. Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F).

2. Whisk egg whites until frothy. Add sugar, honey, ginger, coconut, and flour and mix well. It should be a wet, sticky mixture.

3. Divide the mixture into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and then shape it into a pyramid. Squeeze it well so that it doesn’t fall apart.

4. Place them on a lined baking sheet and bake them for about 20 minutes. It should be browned on the peak.

Best eaten with a glass of milk!

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Performance Of Newly Seeded iOS 11 Beta 2 Compared Against Stable iOS 10 Release

By | June 23rd, 2017

Apple’s recently released iOS 11 beta 2 has now been in the hands of developers for around 24 hours, and that means that some initial thoughts on its stability and performance have begun to be formed by those who have taken the plunge and installed it.

While this is still a very early beta release of software that undertakes some considerable changes to the operating system, it had been hoped that we would see an improvement in this second version, at least in the performance stakes.

In order to try and ascertain whether that is the case or not, YouTube channel iAppleBytes has been able to install iOS 11 beta 2 on a handful of iPhones ranging from an iPhone 5s to an iPhone 6s, with the same hardware also tested alongside iOS 10.3.2. The idea is simple – run the devices with both versions of iOS installed, and see how they behave.

With iOS 11 beta 1 really struggling in the performance stakes, all eyes were on beta 2 to see if things have improved, particularly ahead of a public beta release that is expected in the coming weeks.

Without spoiling the videos for you too much, we think anyone holding out installing iOS 11 until performance has drastically improved might want to keep on waiting. Things are better, sure, but not hugely so. Add into the mix the fact that new bugs have been uncovered and that iOS 11 remains very much in its early development stages as far as beta quality is concerned.

iOS 11 is expected to be released to the public this coming September, shortly before the new iPhones are also made available to the public. We don’t yet know how many beta releases there will be ahead of that public debut, but seven or eight are numbers that Apple has reached in the past.

iOS 11 Beta 2 vs iOS 10.3.2 on iPhone 5s

iOS 11 Beta 2 vs iOS 10.3.2 on iPhone 6

iOS 11 Beta 2 vs iOS 10.3.2 on iPhone 6s

(Source: iAppleBytes [YouTube])

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10 Solid Discounts In Town That DBS/POSB Cardholders Will Regret Missing Out On

Snag up to 50% off with your DBS/POSB card

 Star 360 up to 50% off shoes

Adapted from source: @star360global

You know you’re a shopaholic when your idea of exercise = sprinting towards the nearest shop with a SALE sign in its window. If that sounds like you, then get ready for some adrenaline pumping action that’ll get you chalking up the most exercise you’ve done in the past n months.

We’ve rounded up 10 solid discounts exclusive to all DBS/POSB cardholders, ranging from the upmarket agnès b. and Tommy Hilfiger, to the #1 on every teenager’s Orchard Road hit-list Forever 21. Don’t say bojio – we guarantee your wallet will thank you for all these savings.

1. Fred Perry

Fred perry DBS discount 

Source: @fredperrysg

If you’re all for minimalistic designs and comfy clothes, you’ll want to live off a Fred Perry wardrobe all day and night. Good news for you: Fred Perry’s offering 15% off storewide so you don’t need to scrimp and save while building your collection!

Fred Perry – ION Orchard
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard #B3-01, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Telephone: 65098157

Click here for full list of outlets 

Offer: 15% off with purchase of 2 regular-priced items
Validity: Until 28 February 2018
T&C: Promotions cannot be combined 

Find out more here.

2. agnès b.

Agnes B DBS discount


If you’re one for living the taitai life, agnès b.’s selection of branded bag essentials has got you covered. Its mid-year sale promises discounts of up to 30%, and an additional 5% off if you’ve got a DBS/POSB card – so you’ll be able to fulfill your taitai dreams without the hefty price tag. 

agnès b. – Takashimaya
Address: Takashimaya, 391 Orchard Road, Level 3, Singapore 238873
Opening Hours: 10am – 9.30pm
Telephone: 67331343

Click here for full list of outlets 

Offer: Up to 30% off, additional 5% off total bill for DBS/POSB cardholders 
Validity: Until 30 June 2017 

Find out more here.

3. Forever 21

Forever 21 DBS discount 

Source: @__mrsbrown__

Although F21’s already got a rep for selling hip items at reasonable prices, any typical bargain-hunting Singaporean won’t say no to more savings. Round up your shopping kakis, chalk up at least $ 45 on regular-priced items, and pay with your DSB/POSB card for 10% off. This is one discount even the above-21 wouldn’t want to miss out on.

Forever 21 – 313@Somerset 
Address: 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, #01-10 to 13, #02-16 to 21, #03-16 to 21, Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm
Telephone: 68344893

Forever 21 – VivoCity 
Address: VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-73, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Telephone: 63769091

Offer: 10% off with minimum spend of $ 45 on regular-priced items 
Validity: Until 31 July 2017
T&C: Valid only at Forever 21’s 313@Somerset and VivoCity outlets 

Find out more here.

4. Star360 

Star 360 DBS discount

Source: @lidyanacom

With over 15 shoe brands and dozens of designs under one roof, Star360’s synonymous with the shoeaholic’s version of heaven. For all you shoe lovers, adding new kicks to your wardrobe doesn’t have to make a dent in your wallet. Grab up to 50% off your favourite brands at Star360’s June sale, and take 15% off with a minimum spend of $ 120.

Star360 – Bugis Junction
Address: Bugis Junction, 230 Victoria Street, #02-11A, Singapore 188024
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Telephone: 68370801

Click here for full list of outlets

Offer: up to 50% off | 15% off with minimum spend of $ 200 at Birkenstock, Cole Haan, MBT, Naturalizer, and Star360 Junior, or minimum spend of $ 120 at American Eagle Outfitters
Validity: until 9 July 2017
T&C: Not valid for Adidas, Onitsuka Tiger new arrivals & Coreline items, and selected Asics Tiger. Only valid for spending in a single receipt 

Find out more here.

5. Club 21

Club 21 DBS discounts

Source: @boutiquegaliano

If you’ve been eyeing that Stella McCartney or Proenza Schouler item for the longest while, here’s a way to get it for cheap without the stress of haggling with sellers from Carouhell. Club 21’s got a whole slew of luxury fashion brands under its belt, and its further reduction sale will see prices drop by up to 50% across all brands.  

Click here for full list of outlets

Participating brands: Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Lanvin, Marni, Stella McCartney, and Proenza Schouler
Offer: 15% off with min. purchase of 2 new collection and regular-priced items
Validity: until 25 June 2017

6. Bally

Bally DBS discounts


When one says “Switzerland”, images of snow-capped mountains and delicious chocolates come to mind. But the country’s given us more than just scenery and snacks – they’ve also brought us Bally, which has quality clothes, bags, and wallets.

And with items going for up to half price, you don’t need to be rolling in the dough to have a piece of Bally in your cupboard.

Bally – Takashimaya
Address: Takashimaya, 391 Orchard Road, Level 1 Takashimaya, Singapore 238873
Opening Hours: 10am – 9.30pm
Telephone: 67354029

Click here for full list of outlets

Offer: up to 50% off | additional 10% off total bill for DBS/POSB cardmembers 
Validity: 12 June – 23 July 2017

7. Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy HilfigerDBS discounts

Source: @maryse.rolleen

Tommy Hilfiger’s range of designer fashion, bearing traces of its trademark navy, white, and red colours, will effortlessly whip you into style. Take your pick from their star-studded Tommy Hilfiger X Gigi Hadid line, or go for the classic Hilfiger denim jeans or elegant watches

Best of all, Hilfiger’s sale season is upon us again, and that means you’ll be saving up to 30% on your purchases! 

Tommy Hilfiger – Tangs Orchard
Address: Tangs Orchard, 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm (Mon to Sat), 11am – 8.30pm (Sun)
Telephone: 6235 1469

Click here for full list of Tommy Hilfiger outlets 

Offer: up to 30% off | additional 10% off minimum purchase of 3 items, 15% off minimum purchase of 5 items for DBS/POSB cardholders | $ 50 voucher with minimum spend of $ 450 for DBS/POSB cardholders
Validity: until 26 June 2017 | voucher redemption until 11 Jun 2017

Find out more here.

8. Wing Tai Retail

Topman DBS discounts

Pulling off a classy look, clad head-to-toe in Topman  

You want something that looks effortlessly chic for the office, but doesn’t have the price tag of high-end luxury brands. Wing Tai Retail’s range of brands, including all-time favourites Topshop, Topman, and Dorothy Perkins will do the trick. The high-quality fabric and stylish designs prove OL fashion doesn’t have to mean a stuffy, monochrome palette day in and out. 

Offer: DBS/POSB cardmembers receive 200 wt+ bonus points when you upgrade to wt+ gold membership and spend at least $ 200 
Validity: *Until 19 May 2018
T&C: *wt+ bonus points offer applicable for new wt+ sign-ups only. Offer not applicable at sale outlets and departmental stores

Izzue DBS discounts

Izzue’s lineup of fashionable menswear and womenswear Source

And if hip casualwear and monochrome aesthetics are more up your alley, you’re in luck. Popular Hong Kong brands under the i.t label, CHOCOOLATE, izzue, Fingercroxx and 5 cm, have dropped discounts of up to 50%, so you can lay your hands on a piece of their style without breaking the bank. 

Up to 50% off selected items
Additional 10% off with minimum purchase of 3 pieces
Additional 20% off with minimum purchase of 4 pieces

Validity: Valid from 22 June to 9 July 2017
T&C: Not valid for AAPE BY A BATHING APE®, consignment items, selected crossover merchandise or on purchase of gift cards. Promotion is not valid in conjunction with wt+ membership discounts and other promotions. Offer is valid with minimum purchases required. Other terms and conditions apply.

Find out more here.

9. Capitol Piazza

Capital Piazza DBS discounts

Lurking inside the swanky, whitewashed interior of Capitol Piazza are many undiscovered food and shopping gems – ranging from posh French cafe Angelina serving afternoon tea nibbles, to Finnish brand Marimekko, which sells lifestyle items like laptop cases and bedsheets in every imaginable colour.

Capital Piazza DBS discounts free summer edition watermelon pouch

Source: @capitolpiazza

Capital Piazza DBS discounts free summer edition palm tree pouch

Choose from a watermelon or palm tree-emblazoned pouch Source: @capitolpiazza

A DBS/POSB cardholder exclusive: spend at least $ 80 in the mall and receive a free Capitol Piazza Summer Edition neoprene pouch to hold all your barang!

Address: Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Telephone: 64995168

Offer: free Capitol Piazza neoprene pouch with minimum spending of $ 100 (for public), $ 80 (for DBS/POSB cardholders)
Validity: 27 May – 31 July 2017

10. Skagen

Skagen DBS discounts

Source: @skagendenmark

Skagen’s lineup of watches bring you a minimalist Denmark-inspired aesthetic, that doesn’t skimp on functionality. And unlike shoddily-made watches that stop working after a couple of months, these ones are built to weather any storm. 

No matter your fancy of leather, metal mesh, or the classic stainless steel watch, the huge array of timepieces promises to turn up something for everyone.   

Address: Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Tangs, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm (Mon to Sat), 11am – 8.30pm (Sun)
Telephone: 67375500

Click here for full list of outlets

Offer: 15% off all regular Skagen Watches
Validity: Till 13 August 2017
T&C: Not valid for wearables

Find out more here.

Save more moolah with DBS

DBS discounts DBS black card cashback

Get additional 5% cashback on your shopping with DBS Black Card! Source

Unless you’re perpetually scouring Taobao or getting all your shopping done in Bangkok’s notoriously cheap shopping places, it’s pretty inevitable chalking up a sizeable shopping bill each month if you’re a shopping addict.

But if you’ve got a DBS/POSB card, your shopping addiction won’t have to break the bank. Keep your eyes peeled for DBS’ slew of promotions – and with discounts ranging from shoes to both mid-tier and luxury goods, you’re bound to snag everything on your list for cheap. 

This post was brought to you by DBS.

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Using OneDrive ‘Files on Demand’ in Windows 10 Insider

Back at Build 2017, Microsoft previewed a new OneDrive feature called Files on Demand. If you’re a participant of the Windows 10 Insider program, you can now get your hands on the feature as Microsoft has rolled out Files on Demand to those who are part of the Fast Ring of the Windows 10 Insider program.

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With Windows 10 Insider Build 16215 installed, users would be prompted by the OneDrive app to enable Files on Demand upon login. Once the feature is enabled, you can begin taking advantage of the feature.

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Using File on Demand

To begin using the feature, you’ll need to open your OneDrive folder. In the folder, you’ll see a new Status tab that comes with various icons that represent the state of the file in OneDrive.

Files that are available on both OneDrive and the device you’re on are given green check marks, files that are currently syncing between the device and OneDrive are given the Sync icon, while files that can only be found on OneDrive are given a Cloud icon.


How does it work

So how does Files on Demand work? Once the feature is active, OneDrive would stop downloading entire folders to your computer. If user requires a file that is currently unavailable on their computer, all they have to do is double-click on the file in question from their OneDrive folder, and OneDrive would immediately download and open the file.

All the other files in the same folder will not be downloaded until the user decides to open it. As for files that are too important to not have on your device, Microsoft has added an “Always keep on this device” option to OneDrive. Files or folders that are tagged with this option will always be downloaded to the device, making them available whenever you need.

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Useful though the feature may be, do note that the early build nature of Files on Demands means that the experience is still rather rough around the edges.

If you’re thinking of jumping onto the Fast Ring just for this feature, my personal advice is to wait until it gets released into the Slow Ring.

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85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles Review

At 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles, you can basically savour a reasonably good noodle here, toppings like the fishball, meatball, pork ribs and fishcake are the real McCoy here except the seasoning sauce for the dry version needs more work to create the excitement – which sometimes could make the difference between ordinary and outstanding.

85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles

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Red takes the main stage when we stepped into 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles’ shop, red wall, red stools and red lightings, Red is auspicious and may be it was chosen to portray the originality of it brith place – 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles.

85 RedHill Teochew Fishball Noodles 1

Make the inroad from hawker centre to the modern shopping malls, 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles is now a chain of speciality food establishments with their own outlets.

More than three decades of experience in Teochew fishball noodles, 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles is popular with its nostalgic flavour and taste.

Signature Fishball Noodles $ 6.0

85 RedHill Teochew Fishball Noodles 4

The mee pok texture was cooked to the right firmness and not soggy, base seasoning sauce could be more flavourful, the chili sauce was missing the “shiok” effect but fishballs that made of yellow tails were bouncy and chewy, similarly to the fishcake which was dense in flavours and savoury.

85 RedHill Teochew Fishball Noodles 5

Pork ribs noodle $ 5.0

85 RedHill Teochew Fishball Noodles 2

The noodle was nicely done and the pork ribs were well-seasoned and fully absorbed the essence of the braised sauce and spices. Texture of the meat may have some rooms to improve for a more tender texture.

85 RedHill Teochew Fishball Noodles 6

The complementary soup was tasty, we can fully appreciate the sweetness from the anchovies and the added preserved radish (dong cai) to make a bowl of salivating soup.

Kway Teow Soup $ 5

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A bowl of noodle immersed in a sweet and tasty broth.

Our verdict on 85Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles

At 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles, you can basically savour a reasonably good noodle here, toppings like the fishball, meatball, pork ribs and fishcake are the real McCoy here except the seasoning sauce for the dry version needs more work to create the excitement – which sometimes could make the difference between ordinary and outstanding.

85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles

A: 85 Redhill, Eastpoint 2, East Point Mall, 3 Simei Street 6 #B1-16, Singapore 528833

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