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Celebration on Yacht?!

POST SHARED WITH PERMISSION, WRITTEN BY SUSAN WONG.

LINK: http://susanwong.blogspot.sg/2015/04/celebration-on-yacht.html

Celebration on yacht

Date: 25.12.2014

I didn't really mentioned about last year's Christmas celebration in my social media.
It's freaking awesome.
We rented a yacht, yeah.
Booking was made about 2 months in advance with Marine Bookings.

As I was busy to the brim during that period of time, ordering BBQ food from a caterer saved a lot of hassle. Chose EZ BBQ as it's not too far from my place at Geylang and they provides vegetarian skewers for my kid sis who was then on temporary vegan diet.

My order was about $160, didn't reach their minimum order of $300 for free delivery.
So, 能省就省 , we picked up from them, wasn't too difficult.
Ticked the items against my order before packing them into plastic bags, paid cash.  We were all done within 15mins on Christmas noon before heading to our meeting place at Sentosa Cove.

Here's Sentosa Cove with one stretch of private yachts and speedboats.

There's a Cold Storage and 7-eleven here, very convenient for last min top ups.
Tip:  Ice cubes are cheaper in Cold Storage than in 7-eleven, not by cents hor, by dollar.
2 yacht crews came punctually to lead us to our yacht, the excitement began as we were lead through the restricted entrance.
Introducing Yacht Annette, our playground for the next 4 hours!  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!  My gawd!!
This yacht can accommodate up to 18 pax, there were 14 of us and we had plenty of space to jump and laze about.
Mai tu liao, let's sail out!
Meanwhile, let me show you the facilities and interior of Annette:
"Living Room" with glass panels which peeps through outside.
It has a double kitchen sink, stove, oven, rice cooker, electric kettle and a bar fridge.  The small counter tops are good enough for some cutting and preparation of food.
Bar fridge.
They called it 2 bedrooms although it's more like giant pigeon holes fully occupied by the bed, heehee...
This "room" got sliding wardrobe at the side.

This is another, climb up the beds if you need a doze, heehee....
There are 2 toilets and they are as compact as those on planes, only slight bigger to accommodate the shower area.
Ruffle hem blue top was sponsored by Zalora.
Wearing specs due to some eye infection >.<
Enjoying the sea breeze...
MBS and Singapore Flyer were so far and so small!
My Darren like a boss.
My niece Janelle in her own thoughts....
King Luis trying to keep calm and not to puke.
We anchored near Lazarus island.



Lazarus island is Singapore's most well kept secret.  The beach is amazing!
From a distant, we saw clean white sand and clear blue sea waters, beautiful like a postcard.
We didn't take any pics of the beach as we didn't want to risk our hand phones getting drowned.  Nobody's able to get to the beach without getting wet.
Sis and little Karsten canoe over to the beach while the other swam over.

While the rest were having fun in waters, I found my fun with fire - BBQ!

Teriyaki chicken, sambal sotong and prawns were all neatly and professionally packed in foils by EZ BBQ.

We had black pepper lamb chops and otah.....
We grilled pineapples....
We had satay...
Talking of which, the satay came in a spill-proof package, delicious and hassle free!
And, we had a lot more!!

We even had champagne!  Weeeeeeeeeee....

Sunset was beautiful, Darren was shiok max...

Night scene.  This was the best a handphone could capture, the real dazzles were captured by our eyes.
The sky gotten dark came really fast, we managed to see a bit of fire work from Sentosa.  After which, we sailed back to Sentosa Cove.
If budget allows, renting a yacht out to the sea for birthday celebrations, weddings, events etc., is far more interesting and exciting than any location on land.  We had such a smashing and memorable Christmas!

Really have to thank my kid sis that everybody gets to enjoy a private yacht."

EZB Gives Appreciation to Foreign Workers

DIRECTED QUOTED FROM DR LESLIE TAY, A FAMOUS LOCAL FOOD BLOGGER'S BLOG

LINK: http://ieatishootipost.sg/happy-go-round/

“Happy Go Round” is an initiative to reach out to those segments of our society whom I feel have been largely ignored.  The idea is simple.  Food = Happiness.  So we spread happiness around through food!

Singapore depends on these foreign workers who have left their own homes to work on our shores to build our roads and buildings.  We are a country that is built by migrant workers, yet, we know very little about them.

Together with 75 volunteers, we visited the Westlite dormitory in Tuas and put on a Singapore style BBQ for 400 migrant workers!  It was an evening of fun and rivalry and we all managed to connect with the Indians, Bangladeshis and Chinese, most of whom are in the construction industry.   They are men with wives, children, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers with their own ambitions and aspirations.  We all felt a real sense of gratitude expressed by the workers that Singaporeans have made the effort to throw a party for them!

I want to thank all our sponsors who have made the event a great success!  Thanks especially to Ezbbq for catering the food. They did a great job and our team found the dishes all very well prepared and delicious.  Thanks also to M1 for donating the backpacks and the first prize of a smartphone for our lucky draw!  The winner was smiling from ear to ear!   A big thank you to all our volunteers who came to help out in the event.  I am sure you all will agree that our lives have been enriched by the experience.  Thanks also to theSingapore Kindness Movement and Goducate for organizing the event.

If your company or organization would like to organize similar events (on a smaller scale perhaps), the Westlite management would be more than happy to assist!  You can write to Mr Ken Yue at kenyue@weslite.com.sg for more information.  It is certainly something that is very meaningful to do for your corporate reach out programs!

EZB joins Singapore Kindness Movement

EZB is humbled to be presented with the opportunity to be a partner and caterer for Singapore Kindness movement, where our team can play a part in contributing back to our community. 

DIRECTLY QUOTED FROM SG KINDNESS MOVEMENT WEBSITE

LINK: http://kindness.sg/blog/2015/01/14/happy-go-round/

That was what 100 volunteers did at Happy Go Round, which was held on 10 January 2015. The volunteers had the opportunity to visit a dormitory at Tuas and befriend 400 migrant workers. An appreciation BBQ was prepared by our partner EZBBQ and the men also enjoyed a night of song and dance put together by Goducate. Cheers and laughter filled the night as the volunteers and migrant men got to know each other better, breaking down barriers between them.

Happy Go Round is an idea by Dr Leslie Tay, in a bid to appreciate the underprivileged such as migrant workers in Singapore, through great food. Many partners such as Gardenia and Pearlie White came on board to support this event, through providing items for the goodie bags for the men.

All in all, it was a heart-warming experience to have stepped into the lives of these men for one evening, to celebrate their hard work and thank them through our service for them. If you’re keen to participate in future similar events, do feel free to drop us a note at Zoe_tan@kindness.sg!

To view more photos from the event, visit our Facebook page.