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Holiday Activities in the Sentosa Fun Fest 2017 that the Kids Will Love

Travel Weekly April 21, 2017 at 5:46 pm

View of the island of Sentosa and Singapore to the seasideThe Ministry of Education always announces the school terms and holiday periods a few months before the next school year arrives. It allows parents to plan holiday activities with their children in advance, especially when the said activities are in popular local sites.

This year, the school holiday between Semesters I and II is from May 27 (Saturday) to June 26 (Monday). It gives you ample time to enjoy several days in the sun with your kids. If you’re still undecided about where to go for the holiday, consider paying a visit to Sentosa Fun Fest 2017.

A Mega Beach Festival for the Entire Family

Sentosa Fun Fest is a mega beach festival for the entire family. As mentioned on sentosa.com.sg, it provides great family fun between full school semesters.

The beach festival is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the sun, sand and sea with your kids. It features child-friendly inflatable mazes, obstacle courses and water-based adventures that will keep everyone entertained throughout the day. It also has chill and makan areas where you can indulge in refreshing drinks and scrumptious food between activities.

A Holiday that Beats the Heat

Last year, the location of the Sentosa Fun Fest was Palawan Green. Participants inevitably felt the summer heat, but the inflatables, foam and water activities were more than enough to keep participants enthusiastic.

The beach festival featured a swinging obstacle course, beach volleyball pits and a bungee run that will surely drain your energy — in a fun way. It also had an inflatable maze, water slides and a child-friendly foam pool for less strenuous activities.

Given that participants enjoyed last year’s features, you might expect at least some of them to make a comeback this year.

If you weren’t able to bring the entire family to the Sentosa Fun Fest last time, then this is your chance. Take the kids to the ‘state of fun’ during the holiday for yet another unforgettable summer.

 

Sell Your House Quicker with these Tips

Finance Week April 18, 2017 at 1:00 am

House For Sale

Selling a home is a delicate process that needs a considerable amount of preparation and planning. Many sellers discover this fact the hard way, and it causes them to incur massive losses.

Luckily, with a little bit of effort, you can make the process a runaway success.

Do not do it alone

While it might sound brilliant and adventurous, attempting to sell the house without enlisting professional help is often a big mistake, enlisting the help of an expert when unloading real estate property in Auckland has considerable benefits.

Property specialist Prestige Real Estate International LTD recommends hiring a firm that maintain a list of buyers at open homes, web enquiries, auctions, and through advertising. Boasting first-hand knowledge of the market, realtors will help you to avoid common pitfalls that could ruin the sale.

Besides helping you with the paperwork and other legal issues, they will help sell it quicker. They have a wider reach and pull than you can swing on your own. They also know which clients to target when putting your property on the market.

A house that stays long on the market cast doubts among buyers, which could lower the offer prices.

Do not get emotional

As surprising as it may sound, selling a house can be quite an emotive process for many sellers, especially those selling their long-time homes. Such a house holds priceless memories for the family members. As such, parting with it becomes quite a traumatic event.

Such instances open you to making crucial mistakes that could ruin the sale. You would do well to remember that emotional value is not transferable to the buyer. As such, the potential buyer will only consider the tangible assets of the house.

Pricing the house on merit rather than emotional connections gets you a better deal. It also lowers the time the house sits on the market.

Selling the house is a delicate process that requires considerable preparation to pull off successfully. These useful pointers can help sell off your quickly while getting the best deal possible.

Ways to Reduce Workplace Violence

Modern Market April 18, 2017 at 1:00 am

A Woman Facing Violence

Workplace violence is a very real threat today. Each year, numerous cases related to verbal or physical abuse are reported in Australia. Given the detrimental results that violence can have on your business, you need to take the appropriate action to reduce the chances of it ever occurring. Here are some suggestions on how you can go about this.

Insist on pre-employment screening

During your recruitment process, insist on a national police check available in New South Wales for all of you potential employees. Fast Police Checks explains that failure to do so puts you at the risk of hiring a person with a history of violence or who is prone to disagreements and fights. A thorough background check can put your mind at ease as you hire a person in your company.

Implement a policy that discourages violence

Everyone in your company should embrace and follow a zero-tolerance policy against workstation violence. Let new employees know of this policy too. Should anyone be accused of this crime, investigate it and take appropriate action as required by law.

Open up communication links

The ideal conditions for the growth of abuse, harassment, and injury at workplaces begins when victims fail to speak up. By encouraging your employees to communicate about such cases, you can take suitable measures to uproot the problem. Better communication amongst your workers will also help them create better relationships and reduce tensions.

Create awareness

Set apart enough time to talk about the issue of insecurity with your employees. Find ways to train your employee on how to handle these cases of violence in the office. The better your staff is equipped with sufficient skills to combat aggression, the safer your workplace will be. 

Once you recognise that your company can face workplace violence at any time, you are well positioned to tackle or prevent the problem. Start taking appropriate steps today to guarantee the safety of your workers.

Do not take your teeth for granted

Health Week April 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm

Old man with good teeth

Sometimes we ignore our teeth until there is a problem but to keep your mouth problem free, it pays to look after them so that you can enjoy good oral health in the long-term. Caring for your teeth involves more than a quick brush twice a day, although proper attention at home is essential. Having a healthy mouth means choosing a good diet, ensuring good gum health and early detection so that issues can be dealt with before they become severe. Regular check-ups with your dentist allows them to assess the health of your teeth and mouth, advise on care and carry out prompt treatment if necessary.

Healthy teeth and beautiful smiles

Having strong teeth is essential for carrying out everyday activities such as eating and speaking properly, but they also affect how you feel about your appearance. If your teeth are discoloured, damaged, missing or misaligned, it can make you feel less confident and may start to change how you interact with people. Londent in London Bridge provides a range of services for the whole family, including preventive dentistry, emergency care and cosmetic dentistry. Seeing your dentist regularly is a long-term investment, not just in your health but in how you look and even how you feel about yourself.

Supporting your changing needs

Regular dental check-ups keep your teeth well but if there are problems, you may need additional procedures. Crooked teeth are usually dealt with during childhood as the jaw is still developing but it is not too late for adults. Modern braces are effective, discreet and comfortable, so straighter teeth are easier to achieve and fit into your lifestyle. The problem of missing teeth can be solved using dental implants, bridges and dentures. If you are concerned about aesthetics then crowns, veneers, teeth whitening or facial enhancement may help. Your dentist can also help in dental emergencies with procedures such as root canal therapy, tackling abscesses, carrying our extractions and dealing with teeth that have been knocked out.

Ensuring a good relationship with your dentist means you can get the care you need for long-term wellbeing, quality of life and a beautiful smile.

Catering for the Self Storage Market with Mesh Enclosures

E-Paper Weekly April 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Storage unitSelf-storage, also known as self-service storage, is becoming a common business model around the world. Unlike warehousing, which requires the storage of large or high volume goods, self-storage focuses more on smaller storage spaces — this may include lockers, containers, or garage-style storage facilities.

Self-storage often stores smaller items, such as clothes, toys and accessories. To maximise storage space, it is a good idea to invest in mesh enclosures. Mesh enclosures, such as the ones available at containit.com.au provides more secure storage for smaller items.

Why People Use Self Storage

Self-storage is often a temporary storage solution for tenants. People use these services for a variety of purposes, but people within the storage industry often cite ‘the Four Ds’ as the primary reasons for renting small storage space.

The Four Ds stand for the following:

  1. Death
  2. Divorce
  3. Disaster
  4. Dislocation

People will always have to move for one reason or another. Many clients choose self – storage in case of family deaths and divorce, often to store their departed’s belongings until they can figure out where to put it. People who are divorced also need storage space while they are sorting out their new living arrangements.

When it comes to disasters, such as a fire or a hurricane, people use self-storage to store their salvaged belongings until they can have their homes rebuilt or relocated.

Mesh Containers and Other Accessories

The use of mesh containers is perfect for use in self-storage facilities because they are lightweight and secure. Mesh containers are considerably easier to move than heavy shelving because of their open structure.

At the same time, they can prevent items from falling out and getting lost during transfer and storage. The mesh keeps everything in their respective places. Since the mesh is see-through, you can also view your items with ease. This allows you to retrieve items more readily.

Mesh containers truly cater for the self-storage market — they are portable, lightweight and ideal for storing smaller items.

Project Management: A Guide for Beginners

E-Paper Weekly April 6, 2017 at 7:59 pm

employees talking to a project managerManaging a team can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. But the right technique and management style can make things easier for you and your organization. If you’re doing project management for the first time, you need to do your research and learn from professionals.

This guide will help you get the job done easily and more efficiently using traditional and modern methods.

Use the right tools

Nowadays, there are different programs you can use to be more organized. These include project management hosting systems and software, which can help you monitor and manage not only the project itself but also the progress of each team member.

Learn to adapt to change

An important member of your team might be sick, or there might be changes when it comes to clients’ preference. Unforeseen changes like these are going to affect your timeline and operations. Do not let these affect your work quality; instead, work through them and learn to adapt.

Know your people

Get to know your team members; they are vital to the success of your project. Whether the team is assembled solely for a specific project or is bound to stay in your organization, a strong foundation is necessary to reach your goal. Success starts with knowing and understanding your people.

Focus on your goal

Keep your goal in mind and you will be able to get it. As the leader, you need to inspire your people to have their A-games on. This is possible if you’ll be able to manage and lead them properly.

Working with people from different backgrounds while making sure you finish the tasks can be challenging. But with proper planning, utilization of technology, and patience, reaching your goals won’t be an impossible feat.

Choosing the Best Bamboo Sheets for your Bed

Health Week April 5, 2017 at 3:57 am

Woman Sleeping Soundly Have you ever slept on a bed so comfortable you practically had a hard time getting out of it? Chances are, you have slept on a quality mattress sheathed in bamboo linen, topped off with a fluffy comforter. How would you like that experience repeated every day inside your bedroom?

Searching for the best bamboo sheets is quite hard. Comfort expert Cozy Earth suggests buying bamboo sheets that are cool, breathable, eco-friendly, and hypoallergenic. However, how should you choose among the dizzying array of sheets?

The best bet of sleep enthusiasts

The bamboo sheet is the top bed sheet pick of many consumers across the globe. They always carry that sophisticated softness, smoothness, and strength that no other bed sheet type has. You will quickly fall in love with the bamboo sheet’s luxurious feel, clean appearance, and incredible resistance.

Examine the sheet’s softness

Quality bamboo sheets feel creamy soft on the first touch. It glides on your skin smoothly as well.

Check the fabric’s temperature regulation factor

The best bamboo sheets feel cool underneath your skin. They wick away moisture and keep you fresh while you are dozing off. During hot days, the sheets must keep you cool and refreshed. Conversely, during cold days, the sheets must be able to give you cozy warmth.

Look at the sheet’s durability

Bamboo sheets are extremely durable. They can withstand repeated washing and drying cycles. High-quality bamboo sheets are often more expensive than others, but cost should not be the only factor to look at. Check the sheet’s weave and thread count, and make sure to touch and feel the fabric to check its strength.

Pick a shade for your room

Select a design and color scheme that matches your entire bedroom’s visual interiors. This allows you to create a homey, relaxed vibe in the comforts of your room.

You see, selecting the right bamboo sheet needs a keen eye for detail. Follow the tips mentioned above and get ready to doze off to a relaxing sleep with your new set of luxurious bamboo sheets.

Construction Estimate Software: An Integral Business Tool

Modern Market April 4, 2017 at 1:40 am

Person Making a Construction Estimate ManuallyUntil a couple of decades ago, contractors had to manage construction estimates without the benefit of computer software. The development of construction estimate and management software has changed the way they have managed construction projects. Here’s a look at some of the major advantages in using the newest software.

Advantages of construction estimate software:

Consistency

Estimating software lets the user put in the same procedures and values multiple times, even though the jobs are different. Doing so offers a basis to compare estimates to actual costs. Saving copies of different job estimates can help business owners to look at areas which require improvement and avoid overruns on new jobs. Consistency in procedures helps in making estimates more than just guesswork.

Procurement

Project managers can use estimate software to determine accurately how much labor is required, equipment to use, and even decide on specific subcontractors. Having this feature helps companies to schedule and track the progress on multiple projects at the same time. Construction estimating software is also useful for purchasing departments in maintaining supply costs.

Good Management

Foremen can use estimates to manage projects better and order the exact number of equipment and tools. Everyone has a better idea of the project period, and the work required. Software packages have streamlined the entire management and costing process.

There is no doubt that construction software packages are now incorporating newer features to help users manage projects better, aid them in decision-making, and create cost estimates for each project. The rise of the digital age has made management in the construction industry even more efficient. Find the right construction management software for you and start streamlining your business.

Jobs for the Traveller at Heart

Modern Market April 3, 2017 at 3:36 am

Travelling JobAre you tired of going back to work after going on holiday for two weeks or a month? You do not have to settle for a desk job because there are travel careers that pay to do what you love. From cruising the ocean to teaching abroad, you have quite some options to satiate your wanderlust.

Flight Attendant

As a flight attendant, you get to travel to exotic locations if you get the chance to de-plane and explore. If you want this job, avoid the short haul staff positions as you will not be able to go very far. Choose an airline and post for long haul trips that provide long layovers in different countries. This allows you to not just land at an airport but to go out and see the world. If you land this job, you not only get to spend days on Thailand’s beaches or go shopping in Singapore; you also get travel benefits.

Tour Group Leader

This job is not lucrative, but it provides you with several opportunities to explore the world. You might end up on a coach with seniors exploring small villages in Italy or a group of backpackers travelling overland across Southeast Asia. You will need a lot of patience a never ending reserve of energy and enthusiasm and leadership skills to make this your career.

Teacher

If you have the passion for teaching, why not teach English abroad? Teaching English as a Foreign Language or TEFL provides you with the opportunity to work anywhere, where English is in high demand or not the primary medium of instruction. The pay is good, and most schools pay for a room, board or even flights. You will have the chance to mingle with locals as you might have to stay more than a year.

These are just three of the careers to choose from if you want to shift to travelling full-time. You have options so determine which job is best for you and your goals.

Indonesia Welcomed More Foreign Tourists in 2016

Modern Market March 31, 2017 at 2:48 am

Luxury CruiseThe number of foreign tourists in Indonesia increased by 10.7% to 11.52 million people in 2016, despite a decline in visitors from some countries, according to the Ministry of Tourism.

Fewer tourists from Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan paid a visit to the country, but more people from China and Australia included the Southeast Asian country as one of their travel destinations last year. In fact, Chinese tourists accounted for 1.43 million of the total number of foreign tourists, which increased to 25% from 2015.

Expanded Access

I Gde Pitana, Ministry of Tourism deputy head for the overseas tourism marketing development, said that six direct flight channels between China and North Sulawesi contributed to an increase in Chinese tourists. The service began in 2016 and it already provided an advantage for Indonesia to accommodate more visitors from abroad.

In this age of online technology, the department plans to improve its digital strategy since studies show that more than 70% of people go online to research a certain place before planning a trip, according to Gde.

Cross-Border Promotion

The Ministry of Tourism’s Wonderful Indonesia campaign is one of the several promotional efforts by the Indonesian government, which aims to sustain or even attempt to increase the number of Australian tourists in places like the Bali and Jakarta.

While those are the more popular destinations for foreign tourists, some places are as equally worth paying a visit, like the Island of Batam. Shopping malls, water sports, beaches and a bustling nightlife are only some of the many amenities that you can find there. With all these facilities, it surely won’t make you feel isolated despite being on an island.

Indonesia has many great places to see and booking a flight or travel package has become easier, thanks to the Internet. With the help of a travel portal, making your way through and around the country will almost be as easy as having a travel buddy.