Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Unique Response Bookstore Top Speech Country 'Trap Dubur' Trump

New York - Donald Trump rejoins by calling Haiti and African Countries from the rectal hole.

The statement came out of the mouth of the US president at a meeting with politicians at a bipartisan meeting in the US Congress on immigration.

"Why do we allow people from the rectal countries to come here?" Donald Trump, according to the Washington Post, cited two high-profile officials at the closed-door meeting. Those present were stunned by the president's words.
'Writers from shi # hole countries', a tagline display used by a bookstore in New York, intended to tease Donald Trump (Rough Draft via Business Insider)
The White House did not deny that Trump made the statement, in response, instead issuing a statement saying that, "President Trump is fighting for a permanent solution that makes our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation. "

The African Union was outraged. They called on US President Donald Trump to apologize after it was said to call African countries "the country that came from the rectal hole".

Diplomatic representation of African countries residing in Washington DC also expressed her shock, anxiety, and anger. They also say that the Trump government misunderstood Africa.

Candle Madame Tussauds US President Donald Trump against the background of the new US Embassy building at Nine Elms, London (12/1). Trump also said he did not like the location of the new US Embassy. (AP Photo / Alastair Grant)

Not a few netizens in social media outraged and called Donald Trump is a racist.

However, there are also those who respond to Trump's remarks in a unique way. One of them is a bookstore in New York.

The Raugh Draft bookstore, in Kingston, New York state holds the display of author books from countries called Trump rectal holes.

"Writers from s ## thole countries", or "authors of the rectal hole", "the display board and a number of books on display showcased.

Quoted from Indy100 on Sunday (14/1/2018), the display was then photographed and divided Michele Filgate to Twitternya and direct viral. Filgate is a writer and a member of bookcritics.
First Donald Trump Chirp in 2018: Pakistan Fraudsters (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

"I was at a cool bookstore, in Kingston NY, known for the Rough Draft." Check out their display ... "

"It's so cool, Gold !," Cori Cunningham's account says.

Rebecca Jane Brown's account says, "I've seen this picture yesterday, without knowing the context, and I think it's insulting, but after seeing the news I know.

However, not a few who criticized Filgate's post and the bookstore.

"There are writers from Jamaica, Pakistan and Afghanistan ... and they are not called Trump states, but by displaying authors from the country, as if to support Trump's statement and expand the countries known to many immigrants," Andrea's account said.

"A lot of people think this is mere humor, okay indeed, but I feel the idea of ​​a bookstore has no taste," said MT Matter's account.

Mugabi Turya's account says, "It's the same as agreeing Trump, ironic, I will not go in the store with a child, even when it's a good idea, but I'm annoyed."

Meanwhile, the bookstore did not comment on Filgate's viral posting regarding their response to Donald Trump. And every weekend they close.

Donald Trump Calling These Countries Derived from 'S** Hole'

Not Donald Trump if no controversial word comes out of his mouth. This time, the US President called, Haiti and African countries came from the 'rectal hole' in a meeting with members of the US congress.

"Why do we allow people from the rectal countries to come here?" the president said according to the Washington Post quoting two high-profile officials present at the closed-door meeting.

Quoted from the New York Post, on Friday, January 12, 2018, the politicians in the bipartisan meeting at the US Congress in attendance were stunned by Donald Trump's statement.

Donald Trump rejects US plans to restore the protection of immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Instead, he supports the United States should bring more people from countries like Norway, the Washington Post reported.

The White House did not deny that Trump made the statement, in response, instead issuing a statement saying that, "President Trump is fighting for a permanent solution that makes our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation. "

This is not the first time Donald Trump has insulted Haiti. Last year, after announcing aid to the country, at a meeting in the Oval Office, Trump called the Haitians "all with AIDS".

Not only that, Donald Trump also once said, Nigerian immigrants will never "return to their hut" if allowed into the US. However, the White House vehemently denied the report.

Donald Trump Calling These Countries Derived from 'S** Hole'

Washington - Not Donald Trump if no controversial word comes out of his mouth. This time, the US President called, Haiti and African countries came from the 'rectal hole' in a meeting with members of the US congress.

"Why do we allow people from the rectal countries to come here?" the president said according to the Washington Post quoting two high-profile officials present at the closed-door meeting.

Quoted from the New York Post, on Friday (12/1/2017), the politicians in a bipartisan meeting at the US Congress in attendance was stunned by Donald Trump's statement.

Donald Trump rejects US plans to restore the protection of immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Instead, he supports the United States should bring more people from countries like Norway, the Washington Post reported.

The White House did not deny that Trump made the statement, in response, instead issuing a statement saying that, "President Trump is fighting for a permanent solution that makes our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation. "

This is not the first time Donald Trump has insulted Haiti. Last year, after announcing aid to the country, at a meeting in the Oval Office, Trump called the Haitians "all with AIDS".

Not only that, Donald Trump also once said, Nigerian immigrants will never "return to their hut" if allowed into the US. However, the White House vehemently denied the report.

Donald Trump: Young Immigrants Will Not Be Deported, but ...

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced it would end the protection of more than 200,000 El Salvador people.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, the White House rejected bipartisan immigration proposals, including those protected in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program.

Donald Trump told the congressman that he would sign a bill to protect hundreds of thousands of teenage immigrants from deportation.

Donald Trump said the comprehensive immigration reform could be signed in the future.
He continues to underline the improvement of security systems along the border of the US and Mexico. For him, the 3200-kilometer barrier still needed to be built and Donald Trump did not back down from the previous demands, that the construction of the wall be funded.

"If you do not have walls, you have no security," Trump told lawmakers, quoted by the Straits Times on Wednesday.

"You all have to find a solution and if you have found it, I want to sign the solution," he added.

Donald Trump said lawmakers should protect about 800,000 young immigrants from deportation, since they were basically taken by parents to the United States illegally as a child.

Most of these illegal immigrants come from Mexico and the countries of Central America.

In March last year, Donald Trump ended the DACA program fought in the era of Barack Obama's administration.

DACA protects young immigrants from being deported, but Congress is only given until March 5, 2017 to consider this issue.

source: global.liputan6.com

Donald Trump Rejects Immigrant Protection Plan

First Donald Trump Chirp in 2018: Pakistan Fraudsters (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Donald Trump rejects US plans to restore the protection of immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Instead, he supports the United States should bring more people from countries like Norway, the Washington Post reported.

The White House did not deny that Trump made the statement, in response, instead issuing a statement saying that, "President Trump is fighting for a permanent solution that makes our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation. "

This is not the first time Donald Trump has insulted Haiti. Last year, after announcing aid to the country, at a meeting in the Oval Office, Trump called the Haitians "all with AIDS".

Not only that, Donald Trump also once said, Nigerian immigrants will never "return to their hut" if allowed into the US. However, the White House vehemently denied the report.

President Donald Trump Denies Himself Racist

Washington DC - President Donald Trump denies himself being racist, after widespread condemnation of himself calling African continent countries a 'rectal hole'. The controversial remarks came from Trump's mouth in a bipartisan meeting in the Oval Chamber discussing the issue of immigration reform.

"I am not a racist, I am the most racist person you have ever interviewed." argued the 45th President of the United States at a press conference held at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Sunday night, Jan. 14, 2018.

Citing the BBC on Monday (15/1/2018), this is the first time President Donald Trump responded directly to public criticism about the issue of racism.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin called Trump using the words 'hateful, vile, and racist' in a meeting held on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

However, some key Republican positions present at the related meeting, including Interior Minister Natalegawa Kristelsen Nielsen, said they did not remember Donald Trump saying the controversy.

Another Republican, who was also in the meeting, Lindsey Graham, did not deny the statement.

"Following up on statements made by the President, I have expressed his opinion directly to him, the president and all who came then knew what we were talking about," Lindsey explained, noting any tendency towards the alleged insult.

On Friday, the African Union urged the US President to apologize over the controversial remarks. They call related statements as something that causes surprise, anxiety, and anger.

source : global.liputan6.com

Ducati Will Do Everything to Defend Dovizioso

Bologna - Andrea Dovizioso's appearance in last season will be a magnet for other teams. However, Ducati will do everything to keep the Italian rider.

In 2017, Dovizioso scored six wins and appeared as runner-up under champion Marc Marquez. Given his contract that will expire at the end of this year (like other racers), Dovizioso is believed to be targeted by rumors that may not make sense.

However, Ducati's main job today is to raise Dovizioso's 'only' salary of one million euros per year, well below teammate Jorge Lorenzo. Though the Spaniard marked his debut season with disappointment after just climbing the podium three times without a victory.

Ducati claims will not offer an extraordinary contract offer as when hooking Lorenzo from Yamaha where he was paid 12 million euros per year. However, for the sake of Dovizioso could have Ducati will make exceptions.

"We have a great effort to get Jorge, but we should not forget he came up with five titles, it's a huge one-time effort," CEO Ducati Claudio Domenicali said in Autosport.

"In the future there will be better balance in reconciling the rider, we can offer a motor that shows that the bike is very competitive, because Dovizioso did very well.When we negotiated with both (Dovi and Lorenzo) in early 2016 we offered a a bike that has not won the race in five years. "

"Since then we have won two races in 2016 and then six races in 2017. So the competitiveness of the bike is different, it will be an important factor when discussing the contract extension of both riders," he continued.

"We will do everything to keep Andrea, because we believe her potential on our motorcycles is very high.Dovizioso is not the same today as two years ago.When we recruit Lorenzo we think about his five titles.Dovi won six races in 2017." continued Domenicali.

"Our target will be to keep both, but on the other hand the conditions are changing and we will try to find balance."

Alleged Money Politics. La Nyalla Vs Prabowo


La Nyalla Mattalitti's song about the political dowry demanded by Prabowo Subianto increasingly heated the political situation ahead of the elections in 2018. Because of course, the political cost is very expensive and irrational.
 In the event with regional heads, Home Affairs Minister Tjahyo Kumolo once revealed to follow the election of regent / mayor required at least Rp 20 billion. That's a minimal amount. There are up to Rp 100 billion.

The Minister of Home Affairs gave an example of one of his colleagues at the DPR who had to spend up to Rp 40 billion to join the pilbub. So, to be able to follow elections at the district level the average candidates need political costs between Rp 20 billion to Rp 100 billion.

The political cost of pilgub can certainly be even greater. In Jakarta pilgub that seize wide attention a year ago, each candidate spent up to tens of billions of billions and hundreds of billions of rupiah.

Reporting from the official page of KPU Jakarta, based on audit results by the auditor of the selection, fund campaign paslon serial number 1, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono-Sylviana Murni, recorded Rp 68.967 billion. The funds used were Rp 68.953 billion.

Dana Paslon campaign number 2, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama-Djarot Saiful Hidayat, Rp 60.190 billion. The funds used were Rp 53.696 billion. The audit results for paslon serial number 3, Anies Rasyid Baswedan-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Rp 65.227 billion and funds used 64.719 billion.

In the second round, Ahok-Djarot has Rp 32.4 billion with Rp 31.75 billion. Anies-Password in the second round spent a campaign fund of Rp 17.6 billion. "The cost of politics is high, we are not available," said Anies, Friday (12/1).

Chairman of DPP Gerindra Ahmad Riza Patria also said the political cost is not cheap. But he insists there is no dowry as alleged La Nyalla Mattalitti to Gerindra Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto.

He told me when Ahok is still a cadre Gerindra and paired with Jokowi as cagub / cawagub DKI spend a lot of money. Prabowo's brother, Hashim Djodjohadikusumo, injected a Jokowi-Ahok campaign fund with an amount of around Rp 62 billion.

The issue of political expenditure re-emerged after La Nyalla 'sing' that he was asked for political dowries by Prabowo in pencaloannya as East Java cagub. Prabowo, said La Nyalla, asked for money to witness Rp 40 billion pilgub.

Initially, La Nyalla said he was asked hundreds of billions of dollars which he thought joking. Apparently, that's serious. Former chairman of this PSSI did not meet the demand that then his nomination as cagub Java was canceled.

Demand for the money, according to La Nyalla, delivered Prabowo on Saturday (10/12) in Hambalang, Bogor, when Gerindra announced Sudrajat as cagub on pilgub Jabar. The money must be submitted by the latest on December 20, 2018. "Otherwise I will not get a recommendation," said La Nyalla, Thursday (11/1).

La Nyalla received a mandate as cagub Jatim on December 11 where the letter was valid for 10 days. In his journey, La Nyalla failed to get the coalition party and his cawagub companion. Had appeared the discourse menyandingkannya with Anang Hermansyah, but eventually ran aground in the middle of the road.

Gerindra Party Vice Chairman Fadli Zon denied accusations La Nyalla. He had neither heard nor found evidence that La Nyalla was asked for Rp 40 billion by Prabowo.

"For example it is related to its readiness to provide election funds, which it used for itself, I think it is very possible," said Fadli at Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (11/1).

Meanwhile, Riza Patria assesses the issue of La Nyalla does not need to be brought up considering he is a cadre of meritorious to Gerindra. "La Nyalla is a good man, I know very well, I belong Gerindra cadres who support him in East Java Pilgub," said Riza at Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta, on Friday (12/1).

Therefore, Riza said her party is unlikely to take any legal action against the statement. Related to legal steps, Gerindra will conduct friendship, mediation, do the ways to solve the problem of consensus.

The cost of politics is not rational

In a discussion some time ago, political psychology expert from the University of Indonesia (UI) Hamdi Muluk justify the rise of corruption in Indonesia because of the high political cost and irrational. As a result, in order to meet the political costs, many regional heads and legislative members are tempted to commit corruption.

"The cost of campaigning candidates (candidates for legislative members) and candidates for regional heads up to hundreds of billions of rupiah is very high and irrational," said Hamdi Muluk.

According to Hamdi Muluk, the cost of a very high campaign is not rational, because the salary of the regional head is only about Rp 15 million-Rp 20 million, while the salary of members of the House of Representatives is only about Rp 50 million. With the cost of a campaign that reaches hundreds of billions, according to him, then from the salary he received collected for five years, has not covered the cost of the campaign.

"With very high campaign costs, so many candidates and candidates for regional heads are looking for sponsors to finance his campaign," he said.

Hamdi explained that if there are spinors, the elected regional heads and legislative members will defend the sponsors and try to recover the sponsorship fee. Conditions like this, he said, that often trap regional heads and legislative members to corrupt practices.

Hamdi Muluk proposed that the people oversee the performance of public officials, especially regional heads and legislative members. According to him, if there is no supervision from the public it will rampant corrupt practices.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Coordinating Minister for the Economy's Response on US Tax Reforms

United States Senate (US) approved the Bill (Bill) Tax proposed by President Donald Trump. One of them cut the rate of Income Tax (PPh) Agency from 35 percent to 21 percent.

"We do not yet know what other country's reaction to the US tax reduction," said Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution, when met at his office, Jakarta, Friday (22/12/2017).

He argues, the reform of the tax system in the US will encourage the perception of economic investors Uncle Sam's country will move better.

"Then it's a flight to quality (reallocate to safer assets), but how much, we can not predict because the impact will follow if their economy improves," said Darmin.

If the US economy improves, he continued, will hoist exports of a number of countries that rely on US markets, including Indonesia. However, Darmin estimates that there will be potential for foreign capital outflow from Indonesia over US tax policy.

"From the beginning there will be influence, live each country what the reaction," said Darmin. If in other countries busy to cut the tax rate of his body like Trump, then Darmin worried about the potential for tariff war. "If other countries lower, there will be competition," he said.

However, when asked about the possibility of Indonesia participate in reducing the rate of corporate income tax from the current 25 percent, previously there is a discourse to cut the tax to 17 percent.
"We do not want to, do not want to comment, just look at the development," he said.

US Economic Reforms Will Benefit Indonesia

US President Donald Trump is currently heavily restoring the United States (US) economy in various ways. One of the latest related tax reforms that will be made this superpower. This tax reform will improve the US economy itself.

Executive Director of Economic Action Indonesia Ronny P Sasmita analyzed the issue of US tax reform. Although these provisions apply to US taxpayers, taxation reform has significant consequences for global companies, markets and economies, especially emerging market countries.
The most important change is that there is a US corporation tax whose portion is no less than the individual tax.

He said the US congress legislated the tax provision of US-funded US companies funded by US $ 2 trillion, which is not yet subject to US taxes.
Although the details of the provisions have not been set, the basic idea is to be taxed at 10 percent for US corporate profits that have been settled abroad, and can be paid in a few years.
As compensation for such provisions, US corporations may repay these funds at any time without any additional tax burden.

"In short, with these factors, the US economy will grow at a faster pace, both because of structural factors and by stimulus, while on the one hand, Indonesia will be more profitable by increasing non-oil exports to the country," Ronny told Liputan6.com , Tuesday (26/12/2017).
According to him, through the mechanism of trade transmission with the US, Indonesia's economic growth will also be accelerated. Keep in mind, the share of Indonesia's exports to the US in 2015 alone reached 11.6 percent, in which the US was ranked first destination of non-oil exports of Indonesia.

"Therefore, the US position in the Indonesian economic constellation is still very large, even though this country is often asked to contradict it," he added.
The strengthening of this economy will also be supported from the Fed's policy under the new leadership of Jerome Powell.

Powell's five-year experience at the Fed is already certain to be approved by the Republican-dominated US Senate.
In addition, according to Ronny, Powell represents an ideal compromise for the US today. He is also a backer of Yellen's strategy with a dovish interest rate policy for US monetary normalization.
On the one hand, Powell is a Republican with a background of international finance experts, though not a PhD in economics.

"In his hands it is certain that the US will not raise significant interest rates, so its policy will encourage US demand that is increasingly spurring US economic growth in accordance with the president's target," he asserted.


Japanese Foreign Minister Seeks Palestine to Discuss Current Issue

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in Ramallah on Monday (25/12/2017). During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments relating to Baitul Maqdis (Jerusalem).

Quoted from the Anadolu Agency, Abbas informs Kono of the latest developments of Palestine and the region.

Abbas praised the Japanese vote in favor of a UN resolution at the General Assembly condemning the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He also praised Japan for continuing to support Palestinian economies and institutions, especially the Japanese-supported Jericho Industrial Park project.

Abbas also stressed that the Palestinians want to strengthen bilateral ties with Japan.

The Japanese minister, for the time being, said his country would continue to support a political process based on a two-state solution and provide economic support to the Palestinian people.

place to celebrate new year in singapore

Immerse in the warm spirit of Christmas as popular shopping destinations and top-notch tourist attractions transform into a magical winter wonderland for the joyous holidays. Whether you wish to ring in the festivities with your friends or your family, the line-up of attractions and events caters to the interests of both adults and kids. Nobody gets left out!
This specially-curated list will make your dreams (almost) a reality, with local Christmas-themed attractions bringing forth similar homely Christmas vibes that other Western countries proudly exude. Take your squad along and check them all off!

1. Christmas Village, Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza

This glitzy European-inspired Christmas Village makes its debut this year alluding to the theme of “Endless Wonders”. There are more than 25 pop-up stores with exclusive brands such as Haagen Dazs, Starbucks, SK-II, Tiffany & Co. Live bands and carollers will also stage daily gigs, boosting the festive spirit as you indulge in retail therapy and a slew of amusement rides. After feasting on delicious Yuletide treats and shopping for artisanal gifts, swing by Hitachi’s Santa House and snap a selfie or two with Santa.
This year’s Orchard Road Christmas light-up has been shifted earlier to 3pm. Spanning 2.88 km from Tanglin Mall to Plaza Singapura, the entire stretch is decked in whimsical fairy lights and even features extravagant light-reflective tunnels. You have more reasons now to start your celebrations sooner than later!
When: 25 Nov to Christmas Day
Admission: Free

2. Christmas Eve Countdown Party, Orchard Road

Who does not love revelling in a spellbinding pyrotechnics display that instantly lights up the sky? Well, this year’s first-ever Christmas Eve Countdown Party promises nothing short of spectacular. Join other party-goers and be merry as you drink and dance this incredible night away! Featuring a stellar line-up of local bands, the concert will ensure you belt out to your favourite Christmas classics and English pop songs.
When: 24 Dec
Admission: Free

3. Christmas Wonderland, Gardens by the Bay

This grand yuletide fair is making its fourth appearance this year right in the heart of Gardens by the Bay. The pièce de résistance here is none other than the captivating Italian Luminarie light sculptures! Be enthralled by how these multi-coloured colossal structures instantly brighten up the whole ambience.

Aside from the Festive Market, you should also check out the Arctic-themed Santa’s Grotto, hop on the thrilling carnival rides and skate under the stars. If you intend to visit the Conservatories as well, opt for the Christmas Bundle and enjoy massive savings!
When: 1 to 26 Dec
Admission: 8 to 14, 26 Dec – S$8/pax (On-Site), S$6/pax (Online)
                       15 to 25 Dec – S$10/pax (On-site), S$8/pax (Online)

4. Poinsettia Wishes at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

How does a Nordic Noel sound like? This seasonal floral display features not only beautiful Christmas blooms but also replicates a typical Christmas village in Northern Europe. The towering conifer trees decorated with elaborate ornaments are also a sight to behold. The main centrepiece? A giant lavvu (cone-shaped tent structure used by indigenous Sami people) that does a brilliant job in creating a warm and cosy festive ambience for all.
Make sure you catch Santarinas and Wise Wee, the Gardens’ Bear Botanist during their festive dance and engage in a story-telling session with the Finnish Elves. Stroll leisurely around and admire the wintry landscapes that illuminate once the sun sets. To round up this magical visit, witness the Northern Lights projection that will complete this quintessentially Nordic Christmas experience. You might forget that you are actually still in Singapore!
When:  10 Nov to 8 Jan 2018
Admission: Standard – S$28/Adult, S$28/Senior, S$15/Child
                       Singapore Resident – S$20/Adult, S$15/Senior, S$12/Child
*Admission ticket is for both Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.

5. Savour: Christmas Wonderland, Gardens by the Bay

Foodies, this one’s dedicated to you! Savour, in partnership with Christmas Wonderland, is hosting Singapore’s premier gourmet festival that will delight even the most sophisticated of gourmands. With delectable cheese tasting and a decadent selection of specially selected hams and turkey to whet your appetite, you can certainly have a sampler of what Christmas is going to taste like. Acclaimed celebrity chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants will be present to showcase their culinary masterpieces for an elevated dining experience. Wine and dine until you are absolutely full and contented!  
When: 1 to 26 Dec
Admission: 1 to 14 Dec – S$25/pax (Single), S$96/4 pax (Group)
                       15 to 26 Dec – S$27/pax (Single), S$104/4 pax (Group)

6. A Universal Christmas, Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore (USS) has always been a theme park chock full of fun. The Christmas version is no different and in fact, you can enjoy even more attractions and special performances courtesy of the festivities. From the new and improved immersive Santa’s Workshop, light-hearted musicals and Christmas-themed snacks (hello Santa Sundaes and Santa-Minion popcorn buckets), there is something to entice everyone.
Photo opportunities are also abundant with the park tastefully decked in Christmas decor. You cannot miss the staggering 15-metre Santa’s Christmas Tree House! Once the sun goes down, watch how the park lights up and be dazzled. Oh yes, did we forget to mention it might snow?
When: 1 Dec to 1 Jan 2018
Admission: One-Day Ticket – S$76/Adult, S$56/Child
                       After 5pm Admission – S$55/Adult, S$50/Child
*Check the main website for special promotions and discounts.

7. Merry Fishmas, SEA Aquarium

If you are heading for A Universal Christmas, why not check out Merry Fishmas at the neighbouring SEA Aquarium! The kids will be very thrilled upon entering this massive water wonderland that doubles as an excellent educational outing. As of now, there are five new fishy residents that you can try to spot: the Ornate Eagle Ray, Argentine Humphead, Mauritius Triggerfish, Honeycomb Cowfish and Bat Ray.
As part of the Christmas programmes, witness Santa’s elves feed the fish or pose with Mai the manta ray and Sam the hammerhead shark mascots. At Scrooge’s Recycling Workshop, discover how you can turn unwanted products into unique Christmas ornaments that can be personalised as meaningful gifts. Who knew a trip to the aquarium could be so rewarding and fulfilling!
When: 1 Dec to 1 Jan 2018
Admission: One-Day Ticket – S$34/Adult, S$24/Child, S$24/Senior
*Check the main website for special promotions and discounts.

8. Spanish-themed Christmas Dinner & Staycation, Park Hotel Alexandra


No Christmas celebration is complete without a good ol’ hearty feast. Located on the seventh floor, the Carvery is the Park Hotel Alexandra’s stalwart restaurant renowned for its indulgent meat buffet. They offer a comprehensive selection of flawlessly prepared, quality roast and this Christmas, you will be able to indulge in dishes like the crispy and mouthwatering Iberico Pork Belly Porchetta stuffed with Chorizo and Apple, the succulent Spit-roasted Chicken with Orange and Rosemary and on the weekends, their special 28-Day Dry Aged US Black Angus Prime Rib.
When: 4 to 30 Dec 2017
There you have it, these are the top eight places to bookmark for that long-awaited Christmas celebration with your friends and family! After all, ‘tis the season to be jolly.