Jul 3, 2015

WWE Diva Paige


I'm a huge fan of WWE diva Paige because she's real. There's no pretense. What you see is what you get! And hey, goth chicks are hot!





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Jun 28, 2015

My Bintan Lagoon Resort Review

It's been over a year since I last visited Bintan Lagoon Resort. My third visit to this resort was over a week ago. Yes I love this place! What's there not to love? Here are five reasons why I love Bintan Lagoon Resort!

1) It is less than an hour away from Singapore.
2) The staff are awesome! Extremely friendly and ever so helpful.
3) There are heaps of outdoor activities one can do!
4) The owner of the resort, Moe, is an amazing man!
5) The food rocks! I love three restaurants in particular. Rice (restaurant by the beach that serves awesome steaks), Miyako Japanese Restaurant (love their wagyu beef) and Orzo (Italian food is heaven. Period!).

For the rest of this post, I'll let the photographs do the talking...

We were welcomed in style at the ferry terminal...

Am digging the red lanterns at the resort's lobby. Nice touch guys!

This is my room. It's the Floral Villa Suite. It's so so so nice!!!!

Had this comfortable bed all to myself! Shiok to the max!

The bathtub with in-built Jacuzzi features.

The patio cum balcony.

The owner of the resort, Moe Ibrahim, left me this nice card.

Billy Berry accompanied me on this trip!

Look for her when you are in Bintan!

My favourite beer, Bintang!

Here's Bintang again. This time, in a tower.

The steaks at Rice is so good! This photo doesn't do it justice but I'll take a better one tomorrow.

I love the bar at Rice!

That's Moe in the middle. Next to him is Don from the Flying Dutchman's bar...

This is how you eat an awesome burger!

The amazing view of the golf course from Haskell's Cafe

Loved the Gado Gado at Haskell's Cafe

Spaghetti! Yummos!

Rice!

It was a cloudy day but we had fun at the beach.

#NeedToShaveMyLegs

Billy rocking the jet ski like a pro!


Direct ferries to Bintan Lagoon Resort will resume in mid July! 


We spent the second evening chilling by the pool...

Had Fish n' Chips by the pool!

I'll be back in Bintan Lagoon Resort tomorrow with my team for a short retreat. Do look out for my '10 fun things to do in Bintan Lagoon Resort' post next week!
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Jun 19, 2015

Advertise with GFS

Advertise with my show GFS to get maximum exposure on your products and services! Also, you will be helping a made in Singapore show grow to be the best it can be! =)



For bookings and more information, please email me at contact@noelboyd.com today!
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Jun 14, 2015

My Favourite Breakfast


My favorite breakfast any day of the week is prata soaked in really good fish curry. I am in seven heaven!
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Jun 12, 2015

Awesome Bio-Mechanical Tattoo

If you are thinking of getting a bio-mechanical tattoo, you need to get something similar to this. I am totally blown away!

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Jun 11, 2015

I Love What I Do


I work in an industry that cares more about how many likes one gets on an Instagram posts. An industry that's superficial about the clothes a person wears. The same industry that forbids you to fall ill. Oh and the pay cheques are always almost late. GRRRR!

But hey, I love what I do and that's all that matters!
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Jurassic World Review


Finally Steven Spielberg's dinosaurs are back! Like many of you, I am a big fan of dinosaurs. In fact, one of my many childhood dreams was to be an archaeologist. So yeah I waited fourteen years for the next dinosaur franchise movie. Was it worth the wait? Unfortunately no.



Somehow most of the dinosaurs didn't seem real. Yes I know dinosaurs are extinct but whatever happened to good old Hollywood magic? I remember being blown away in 1993. It could very well be because I was fifteen years old at the time but my imagination is still as bonkers. I just didn't get whatever Steven Spielberg and his team wanted myself and million others wanted us to feel.

With all action movies, you need good stars. However with Jurassic World , the only actor that gave a stellar performance was Chris Pratt. His performance was fantastic, believable and Hollywood hunk worthy. It makes you wonder why the rest of the actors were chosen for this movie.

The main stars of the show has to be the dinosaurs. I was glad to see the velociraptors. These creatures are just wicked. They hunt in packs and they have a don't 'F' with us attitude.



I expected more of the Indominus Rex. After all it's supposed to be a badass genetically modified dinosaur. In my opinion, the Tyrannosaurus (T-Rex) is still the badass of all dinosaurs!

I don't want to spoil it for you so this is the only image of the Indominus Rex that I will post.
My summary...there wasn't a good build to the movie. It seemed rushed. I would have loved Jurassic World a little more if the dinosaurs had more screen time. The end of the movie did not make sense too. I guess for now, the Jurassic Park zone at Universal Studios Singapore will satisfy my love for dinosaurs.


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Jun 7, 2015

Best Dumplings in Singapore

I've tried dumplings all over Singapore and this my friends gets my vote for the best prawn dumplings! 

Situated at Jalan Selaseh, this wanton mee stall is located at an old school coffeeshop. By old school I mean a coffeeshop that's straight out of the 70's! 

Here is the wanton mee and dumplings...



I guarantee you will not be disappointed. It's really really good. This stall is located at 2 Jalan Selaseh (Seletar Hills Drive).
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Jun 4, 2015

Guide to Istana Woodneuk


Forget the fact that I am a paranormal investigator. Istana Woodneuk is a gem to history buffs! It was amazing to visit this once grand palace, although I did get major goosebumps when I first laid my eyes on the building from afar. I reckon that was just the adrenaline kicking in. 

Sultan Abu Bakar
Let's talk about the history for a bit. There are two former royal palaces in the area. Istana Woodneuk and Istana Tyersall. Both properties are owned by the royal family of Johor. While Woodneuk still exists, the land Tyersall used to stand on was acquired by the Singapore government and the building was torn down in 1990. 

Istana Woodneuk was built in the 19th Century by Johor Sultan Abu Bakar ibni Daing Ibrahim for his fourth wife Sultana Khadijah. It was a majestic house back in those days. It had a blue roof, two floors and two smaller houses by the side for the servants that served the palace. In 1904, Sultana Khadijah passed away in this very mansion. 

During World War II, the palace was used as a military hospital. Unfortunately, it was bombed by the Japanese and over 700 medics and patients died in this deadly attack.

Just so you know, the land still belongs to royal family of Johor. 

How do you get to Istana Woodneuk?

Walking from a bus stop opposite Dempsey Hill, look out for a sheltered walkway that leads from the overhead bridge to the bus stop. You will need to pass green barricades where you will find an opening into the forest area. This opening is the start of your adventure to Istana Woodneuk.

You will next have to trek through the forest before you reach a slope. Yes Istana Woodneuk is built on a hill. You need to be dressed appropriately with shoes and proper pants. Should you be wearing shorts for some retarded reason, good luck to you!

Thankfully you will find ropes tied to trees to assist you in your climb. The slope is pretty steep so please be careful. Once you reach the top of the hill, you will need to turn right. After a short walk, you will be able to see Istana Woodneuk through the foliage. 



One of the many balconies of the palace.


This is the entrance of the palace. One can imagine that grand doors once stood here.
This photo is blurry but that's a very old refrigerator.

Fallen support beams from the ceiling. This amplifies the fact that this building isn't safe.

One of the many rooms in the palace.

An old circuit box.

A cupboard in the kitchen.

There are a lot of rental chairs like these in a storeroom.

This corridor gave me the creeps!

The team that I had for the filming of Istana Woodneuk Ghost Investigation

Would you like to take a bath kind sir?

A mask and handphone casing left behind by inconsiderate visitors.

Graffiti can be seen all over the palace.

Starlin attempts to turn on one of the taps...

Somebody must have really liked bicycles. These aren't bicycles from the 1800s so somebody else must have used this place to store their goods.


Another bathtub...

This staircase is filled with debris from the fallen roof,

In the main hall are two staircases that lead to the second floor, 

View from halfway up the stairs. 
A lone chair sits on the second floor.

More graffiti is seen here. You can also see the burnt marks on the wall which suggests the fire was on the second floor.

I would not recommend exploring parts of the second floor. The wooden flooring does not seem stable.


Note to paranormal investigators/ghost hunters: There are entities here that aren't pleasant. Out of the five of us that filmed here, three of us were tormented by entities when we got home. These aren't your usual entities. It's demonic because Istana Woodneuk is now used by satanic cults to perform their rituals. In fact, the palace is known to them as the 'Church of Satan'. I know this because we have spoken to many people since that faithful night and many of them confessed what they know.
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