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Saturday, October 8, 2011

SMRT MAKAN SESSION!

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Hosted a yummy and fun makan session with my readers last weekend!

It was held conveniently at Esplanade Xchange, which is easily accessible via Esplanade MRT! If you do not know yet, Esplanade is just one of the stops in circle line that has a wide variety of shopping and dining options! The food we had were all within steps of each other in Esplanade Xchange!




I rode on the circle line with my sister to reach my destination.



The SMRT Circle Line is the first fully underground orbital line that links all MRT lines running into the city. Commuters may bypass busy interchanges like City Hall and Raffles Place by taking the Circle Line. Each train has three cars, 148 seats and can take up to 931 passengers. All stations have wide fare gates, lifts at the entrances and platforms and handicapped-friendly toilets. At the interchange stations, the connections to the different lines are also wheelchair-friendly.

The SMRT Circle Line stages 4 & 5 commence service on 8th October 2011, hence bringing the entire Circle Line network route to 33km. The full Circle Line network stretches from HarbourFront to Dhoby Ghaut, bringing convenience to residents staying near the stations and cutting back on travelling time to popular places such as Holland Village, National University of Singapore and Indoor Stadium.

Circle Line certainly saved a lot of time.
Just an example, my bf works at Serangoon. Sometimes I visit him for lunch and then head to Paya Lebar for shopping at my sponsors' stores. In the past, I have to take the North East Line, and then transfer to East-West Line. The whole journey would take 32 mins. Now? It will only take me 9 minutes! That's 23 minutes saved for me to spend more time with bf!


We had a little game session to break the ice!









Two winners were from my table! Bingo!









"Who wants yummy Eskimo pudding milk tea?"
"I want I want!"











Main course is served!






Everyone focusing on eating the super nice Bak Chor Mee from Fei Siong.








Too absorbed in the conversation didn't know Jamie was joking behind my back till I saw this picture!!


That was me quizing the readers on my table with SMRT circle line related questions!


Both men at my table won the little quiz! One answered correctly a questions regarding bubble tea's origin and another surprisingly knew the shopping malls near Esplanade Xchange (shouldn't the girls win this question?!) - Answer: Marina Square, CityLink & Raffles City Shopping Centre.



Next up was Red Mango yogurt for dessert! Everyone had a cup of Red Mango’s Yogurt Muesli with choice of yogurt (original or flavor of the day ((Pomegranate that day yummy!)) or twist) with granola, mixed nuts and mango.




Check out everyone's happy faces while eating the yogurt.






More pictures with some of the participants!








Group pictures with everyone. Thanks for coming!


That's the Circle line sign!


It was a great session and all participants were given vouchers to spend!

Interested to join a blogger's makan session? Following mine, famous food bloggers like IeatIshootIpost and LadyIronChef will also be introducing delicious food that is accessible via the Circle Line to you readers! Popular blogger BongQiuQiu is hosting the finale on February. You may view more details and sign up at: http://www.nuffnang.com.sg/smrt-makan-session/

The following details are for the next event in October:

Date: 29 Oct 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 1.45PM
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Venue: CC20 Farrer Road (Farrer Road Circle Line Mrt station)
Menu: Yummy Chinese Cuisine such as Kong Bak Pau, Hot & Sour Soup, Guo Tie, at an Authentic Chinese restaurant, Westlake, recommended by IeatIshootIpost.



The Official launch of CCL stage 4 and 5 will be on 8th October, and to celebrate the opening, an opening carnival celebration event will be held on 8th October, 6-9pm at Holland Village Station. There will be free beer from Tiger Beer and special promotion from over 70 Holland Village and SMRT Xchange tenants when you travel with SMRT, including 1-for-1 pizza and pasta, and free Margaritas, cupcakes and nachos. Just remember to pick up your coupon booklet when you exit Holland Village MRT station!

(Top from http://mamatiam.com/ & bag from http://xquisis.com/ )

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