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Icon Home Challenge Season 4 : Results & Fair Time!

2. I understand there are quite a number of you who are in the midst of looking for the ideal interior design or renovation company for your new house.

THINK ICON INTERIOR DESIGN.

Why?

I have been supporting them and promoting them for quite a while now, not just because they did my house nicely. Work etiquette, I really like them. I have seen how they work, and how they communicate with customers – they are passionate about what they do! And being passionate is something that you really need when you are an interior designer.

With Icon Interior Design’s team of fun, friendly and reliable of interior designers, you can be sure that there will be a fresh touch to your home.

And the one thing I truly love about Icon Interior Design is how truthful they are, especially where quotations are involved. No hidden costs or agenda, that’s for sure. Whatever you need to pay, they will tell you upfront.

Nowadays, homeowners have a strict budget that they need to work with for their house. Icon Interior Design understands this totally, and they will try their best to work around homeowners’ given budget instead of telling homeowners that everything is possible or “Everything also can do lar!”

HOW SO?

  1. They will ask homeowners the kind of concept or theme that they are looking at for their new house.
  2. They will ask homeowners for the budget they have set aside for their new house.
  3. They will come up with a detailed quotation for homeowners to consider.
  4. If the quotation given exceeds their budget, the ID will then discuss with the homeowners on the things that they can eliminate without compromising on the design of their house. Needs over wants, or wants over needs – they will leave it to the homeowners to decide.

 

In other words, if the budget is 20K, the IDs at Icon Interior Design will make sure that that budget is met at the end of the day, after a thorough discussion with the homeowners on certain things in the quotation that they can make do without.

It’s better this way, isn’t it?

BE REALISTIC.

Or as homeowners, would you rather the ID or contractor tell you that everything you want is possible, only to increase your budget slowly but surely during the renovation by adding on to the cost? So an initial budget of 20K might result in a 30K budget at the end of the renovation due to the add ons that were not disclosed during the quotation and first few discussions.

Makes sense?

ALL I AM SAYING IS, IT’S YOUR GAME ACTUALLY. 

Do not settle for a renovation that is unbelievably cheap or too good to be true because well, the reason is in this sentence itself – TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

NOW, I AM SURE YOU ARE RARING TO KNOW WHO IS THE WINNER FOR ICON HOME CHALLENGE SEASON 4!

After calculating the number of votes from the public, the bosses of Icon Interior Design, the photographer from Zee & Marina and myself, we have the results for Icon Home Challenge Season 4!

Let you see the votes first from the public.

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FINAL RESULTS:

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HOUSE 1: 60.4%

HOUSE 2: 50.2%

HOUSE 3: 72%

HOUSE 4: 67%

HOUSE 5: 50.1%

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In other words (after confusing you a bit HAHA),

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR:

 

HOUSE 3:

FIRST PRIZE WINNER!

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HOUSE 4:

SECOND PRIZE WINNER!

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HOUSE 1:

THIRD PRIZE WINNER! 

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HOUSE 2:

CONSOLATION

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HOUSE 5:

CONSOLATION

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EVERYONE IS A WINNER, SO CONGRATS EVERYONE!

Before I forget (my manners), I have to thank the homeowners for allowing Icon Interior Design to capture shots of their beautiful house.

That said, maybe I should fill you in on the upcoming Icon Home Challenge (Season 5)!

Why, the prizes will be better as mentioned in my previous blog post.

Don’t believe me?

HERE YOU GO.

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1ST PRIZE: SGD 3000 CASH

2ND PRIZE: SGD 2000 CASH

3RD PRIZE: SGD 1000 CASH

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CASH LEY! CASSSHHHH!

You don’t want to win cash, meh?

I WANT! WINNING CASH GIVES YOU THE ABSOLUTE FREEDOM TO DO WHATEVER YOU WANT WITH THE AMOUNT GIVEN!

To have a chance at winning, all you need to do is to sign up with Icon Home Interior and just have creative fun with your house renovation using the budget you have!

If your house is one of the top 5 houses (based on design and furnishings), we will arrange for a professional photographer from Zee & Marina to snap photos of your house. Thereafter, I will put up the photos in my blog for everyone to vote!

YOU DON’T WANT IS IT?

DON’T WANT NEVER MIND, NO NEED TO READ ANY FURTHER. GAHHH.

BUT IF YOU WANT, READ ON!

Icon Interior Design will be having their APRIL FAIR ON 23 TO 24 APRIL 2016.

Just to let you know, this fair is especially for those of you who have a last minute request or urge to beautify your house in time for this year’s Hari Raya.

And of course the fair is for every single one of my blog readers too! 🙂

Actually, I have already mentioned many reasons why you should make an appointment to attend their APRIL FAIR, but let me just carry on to tempt you and make you rush to book an appointment slot with Icon Interior Design.

1. DOOR GIFTS:

There will be door gifts in the form of $20 The Coffee Bean Tea Leaf voucher and $20 Swensens voucher for those homeowners who drop by on 23 & 24 April 2016 and bring along their floorplan! First come first served!

But if you book an appointment with them before the fair on 23 & 24 April 2016, then Icon Interior Design will make sure they set aside the door gift for you! You can even let them know which door gift you would prefer (i.e. $20 The Coffee Bean Tea Leaf voucher or $20 Swensens voucher)

2. $500 LIGHTING VOUCHERS

Just by signing up, you will receive $500 lighting vouchers for your new house! That easy!

 

3. FREE 3D DRAWING OF YOUR HOUSE

This one, I really like. When you sign up with icon Interior Design, they will come up with a 3D drawing of your house (which looks as good as real) based on the concept or theme that you are looking at!

 

4. WHEEL OF ICON:

For every sign up with Icon Interior Design, you will get a chance to play WHEEL OF ICON!

 

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Some of the prizes lined up will be:

  • Multi-cooker
  • Built-in oven
  • Hood & Hob
  • Hi-fi
  • Steamer
  • TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • $100 IKEA voucher
  • $100 RHB voucher
  • $100 CapitaLand voucher
  • $100 COURTS voucher
  • $100 i-Quartz voucher

YES, SOME. 

They are intending to add on to the prizes, but you will find out what the add-ons are when you drop by during their fair!

WAHHHHHHHHHHHH I WANT TO SPIN THAT WHEEL TOOOOOOOOOOOO!

 

To make an appointment with Icon Interior Design on either 23 April (SAT) or 24 April (SUN) 2016 anytime from 10 am to 8 pm,

WHATSAPP / SMS / CALL 84479905

They are located at 441 MACPHERSON ROAD SINGAPORE 368152

To check out Icon interior Design, you can visit their Facebook by typing or clicking on ICON INTERIOR DESIGN.

Do follow me also in Facebook by typing or clicking on Diah Mastura because I will be having several simple quizzes for you to participate in. You can stand to win shopping vouchers worth $50, you know?

And lastly, if you listen to RIA 89.7 FM, do look out for the shout outs and quizzes from Icon Interior Design from time to time! You can stand to win shopping vouchers worth $50, $100 and even $150 just by calling in with the correct answers to the quizzes!

Hope to see all of you during Icon Interior Design’s April fair! They will do the quotation for you on the spot, you know? All you need to bring is your floor plan! 🙂

GO BOOK YOUR SLOT NOW TO GRAB THE ABOVE DEALS!!!!!!

WHATSAPP / SMS / CALL 84479905 & MENTION ETRANGLE!

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Coz you’re hot then you’re cold : 3M Hot, Cold & Room Water Dispenser

Ever since I started using the 3M Hot, Cold & Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser, I can never imagine drinking water straight from the tap anymore.

3 different temperatures of water dispensed from just one equipment!

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I mean, it’s the most convenient thing to have at home, especially if you have kids!

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Imagine having filtered hot, cold, or room temperature water on hand at all times!

Need to make a jug of fruit cordial for your guests? Just bring the jug to the water dispenser for your cold water, add the cordial and lots of ice!

Husband wants hot tea? No problem, just add the tea sachet, dispense the hot water, and his tea is ready! Instant hot water at the touch of a button. (He can even help himself and make his own drink, if need be.) HAHAHA.

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Girls need to fill up their water bottle for school? Now is the time to teach them to be independent; they can just help themselves and choose between cold or room temperature water! LOL.

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The extended 3M Hot, Cold & Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser can fit water bottles up to 25cm in height!

Green means room temperature water.

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Blue means cold water.

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And red will of course mean, hot water!

The 3M water dispenser comes with a safety feature for the hot water dispenser, though. You will need to press a button before the hot water can be dispensed. This is especially useful for those of you with kids as it will help to prevent potential accidents or mishaps with the hot water.

HERE ARE 10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED ONE AT HOME!

 

  1. Fuss free
  2. Water tastes better than normal
  3. Better for your health
  4. Makes it easy to drink more water
  5. Saves you money
  6. Saves you space
  7. Instantly right for tea or coffee
  8. Boiling hot water just by pressing the button
  9. Chilled or ambient water at the touch of a button
  10. You won’t be able to live without it!

 

Thirsty? Just queue up and wait for your turn, girls. 😀

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Benefits of the 3M Hot, Cold & Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser?

  1. Natural Hydration – No additional artificial additives are added to alter the water’s pH level.
  2. BPA free – for all parts that come into contact with water, hence ensuring that no plastic chemicals leach into the water that you drink. Same feature to look out for when buying water bottles and milk bottles.
  3. UV light – to sterilise water up to 99.9% and remove bacteria such as E-Coli. 3M filter removes slime, rust in pipes, asbestos by 99.9% and Protozoan cysts.

 

Now, having a water dispenser is especially useful if you or your kids have highly sensitive noses or are prone to coughs, like my husband, me and Sharleez. The Hot, Cold & Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser reduces lots of the chlorine, bacteria and other naughty contaminants that sneak in to your tap water. This helps to ensures that it’s much healthier to drink.

Having a water dispenser at home also means you save a lot of space, especially if you like to store bottles of water in the fridge! Plus, you can be sure that you only use what you need and there is no need to worry about running out of water…EVER.

Maintenance for the 3M Hot, Cold & Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser is really easy and affordable too.

Only $120/cartridge, which you are advised to change every 6 months or for 4,000 litres of water used. That also means it costs only $0.03 per litre, if you want to do your math!

There is no need for you to worry about running out of water because the dispenser is always automatically topped up with water once any water has been dispensed.

And oh, most importantly, the 3M Hot, Cold & Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser is not bulky or hideous! They come in two colours -BLACK & WHITE!

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I chose white because my kitchen is all white!

From now till 31 March 2016,

Get to enjoy the 3M Hot, Cold & Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser at only $1,488!

Usual Price: $1,888 so this also means you get to save $400 just like that!

PLUS, YOU ALSO GET TO ENJOY THE FOLLOWING FOR FREE:

 

  1. 1 filter cartridge (worth $120)
  2. Free Delivery
  3. Free Standard Installation.

 

THEN RIGHT, IF YOU MENTION ETRANGLEHCD2 WHEN YOU PURCHASE VIA JESTAC, THE 3M AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR, YOU WILL ALSO GET TO ENJOY 

 

AN ADDITIONAL $50 OFF YOUR ORDER (ONLY FOR THE FIRST 20 SIGN UPS)

CLICK HERE HERE HERE HERE & PURCHASE DIRECTLY FROM THEM! 

I mean, why wouldn’t you want the extra $50 discount?

Also, if you place your order before end Feb 2016, you get to enjoy an additional $100 NTUC FairPrice voucher!

Upon signing up, friendly consultants from Jestac will get in touch with you shortly to share more about the product in detail.

If you would like to view the actual 3M Hot, Cold & Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser or try a cup of 3M filtered water, you can visit 3M’s Authorized Distributor at:

JESTAC PTE LTD

No. 2 Kim Chuan Drive CSI Distribution Centre #02-06 Singapore 547080

Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm, Sat 8.30am to 2.30pm

Tel: 6288 8290

Email: sales@jestac.com.sg

 

The 3M Hot, Cold & Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser is also available at all Selffix DIY outlets and selected Home-Fix DIY Stores, Popular bookstores, Spring Maternity, Parisilk Electronics and Best Denki outlets.

 

* Promo is only valid from now till end March 2016

 

 

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One design, many different looks: REE-KAST!

Everyone loves IKEA because of its huge inventory, endless choices and inexpensive furniture. Everyone buys something from IKEA at least once a year for Hari Raya or that big move, for instance.

But don’t you feel like sometimes the furniture is a bit too plain or common? It’s like, a plain brown drawer will not do much justice or add character to your otherwise well-thought out room furnishings. Don’t you wish you could do something to it? Personalise it maybe, and make it match your house concept even more?

WELL NOW YOU CAN, ONLY WITH REE-KAST.COM

 

 

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At Ree-Kast!, you can personalise your IKEA furniture and add more live, colours and character to your home space.

And best of all, their sticker designs are really easy to fix and remove without leaving any residue. Their products are made from good quality stickers, easy to peel, and makes your DIY home projects so easy.

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Should you want to change the concept or remove the stickers totally, you can do so at any point.

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One classic example will be reusing the same furniture for your upcoming baby. Say, you used them before for your son but you are now expecting a girl, you can make the furnishings totally girly just by changing the Ree-Kast! stickers!

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Don’t believe me?

WATCH THIS VIDEO AND SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW EASY IT IS TO FIX  THE STICKERS!

 

 

The sticker designs at Ree-Kast! cater to all age group: kids, teens and matured groups

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I especially love the Kids Edition square table stickers! So cute, so fun and oh, so educational too!

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Okay, let’s not get too excited now. I know you are already itching to start shopping at ree-kast.com but please allow me to share with you the special discounts for all my readers, at the very least?

REE-KAST! WILL BE GIVING AWAY 20% DISCOUNT FOR ALL READERS OF ETRANGLE!

Do not forget to key in ETRANGLE upon check out!

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I’ve been watching you: Netgear Arlo

On normal days, I am generally very busy. There are times where I have to leave my girls at home with my parents and/or the helper due to events, meetings or running of errands. So when both my husband and I are not at home, I will constantly be worried about my kid’s well-being and safety at home.

I have been checking out several home monitoring systems but Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security Camera caught my attention!

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Want to know what is so special about Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security Camera?

IT IS FLEXIBLE!

 

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What does this mean? It means that I do not have to attach it to wall. It means that it does not have one fixed position. It means that I can place it wherever I want without needing to find a power outlet. With its 100% wireless configuration, weatherproof design and night-vision functionality you will be able to place the cameras anywhere at home, be it indoors or outdoors. Each set comes with two cameras, so you can have two different views!

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WHY INSTALL A HOME SECURITY CAMERA?

 

  1. TRUST ISSUES

Some of us may install home monitoring systems at home to monitor the helper who is at home with our kids.

When you leave your kids at home with the helper or when the kids are alone at home alone, it is easy to track what is happening and that will give you a peace of mind. High chances are, the helpers will be more careful and alert knowing that their every movement is being monitored.

As much as I would love to trust the helper or no matter how nice the helper is, at the end of the day, she is still an outsider. No matter what, the safety of our kids comes first. It is always better to be safe than sorry, agree?

Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security Camera measures at about 2 inches wide and 3 inches tall. Pretty small and can be easily hidden if your intention is to secretly spy on the kids or helper. LOL. But if you were to ask me, I seriously do not mind if the cameras are seen.

  1. SENSE OF SECURITY

Some of us install CCTV to give us a high sense of security. In other words, we will know what exactly in taking place when we are not at home. Any theft activity can also be traced easily.

 

  1. KEEP UPDATED

 

And come on, I want to be kept updated about the ongoings at home even if I cannot be home with the girls. It’s like being with the kids even though I am not physically there with them.

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The above video was taken when the girls were having their class with their Ustazah. Even though I was not there with them, I was able to keep track of what they were doing and that made feel feel at ease.

And here’s another angle.

I could even take screenshots of the videos.

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Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security Camera is battery powered that lasts up to 6 months.

One minute I can place it in the girls’ room to monitor what they are doing when I am not at home. Say, if they promise me that they will do their revision or work, then I can check to see if they will really do their work. Then if petty fights happen between them, I can always record, play the video and show it to them when I am back. Want to twist the story and push the blame to someone else? Fat chance, girls. LOL.

It has never been so easy to see what’s happening at home without really being there!

HAHA THEY SPOTTED THE CAMERA! LOL.

As soon as Arlo senses movement, video is being captured and I get the notification(s), like this!

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That’s right, they will only start recording once motion is detected so that no battery power ever goes to waste.

The videos captured will also be stored to the cloud so that I can play it back within 7 days free of charge.

All I need to do is to log in to my Arlo app and view the videos live or later!

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Or imagine this scenario, parents.

You are on a vacation with your spouse, without the kids. Mummy and daddy sometimes need that trip without the kids, right? You can synchronize the cameras and base station with a push of a button, download the Arlo app, and you are set for instantaneous real time video monitoring and recordings. But still, this does not mean you can keep leaving your kids behind. HAHA.

Wherever you are, you can now monitor the movements of your little ones simply through an app.

Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security Camera makes a day at work, a trip to the supermarket or even a vacation overseas less worrying for you!

With its 100% wireless configuration, weatherproof design and night-vision functionality you will be able to place the cameras anywhere at home, be it indoors or outdoors. Snap the camera onto the magnetic mount and you can easily adjust the camera to point to any direction.

Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security Kit with two cameras (VMS3230) is available at Harvey Norman and Challenger at $599.00.

 

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Two cameras mean you can place the cameras at different parts of the house and monitor both areas at the same time!

SIMPLY AWESOME! 

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#MyMandai Moments

The wildlife parks are a treasure trove of memories for almost every family here in Singapore.

Whenever someone mentions the Singapore Zoo or Jurong Bird Park, I cannot help to recall my early memories and unforgettable moments with my family at these wildlife parks.

One of my best #MyMandai moments was during one of my primary school excursions where I had my photo taken with an orang utan. The very thought of bringing back the polaroid photo to show my parents and siblings made me beam with pride.

Yes, it was a big deal to me back then. 

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I have been to the zoos many times playing different roles each time – as a daughter, student, preschool teacher, primary school teacher, mummy, and of course, as a proud Singaporean. Indeed, I have had many great #MyMandai moments over the years.

 

IF ONLY I COULD FIND ALL THE OLD PHOTOS AND SHARE THEM WITH YOU! URGH.

Nobody ever gets sick of the Singapore Zoo. Not me. Not my family. Definitely not my kids.

They went to the zoo when they were still toddlers.

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They went to the zoo with their teachers and friends when they were preschoolers.

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They went to the zoo recently when they are already in primary school!

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It’s like, you can never say no to spending quality family time there because there are just so many activities to do and animals to look at.

And it’s especially fun when you get to show off your intelligence once in a while to your kids by telling them things they do not know about the certain species of animals there. And then they will go, “Wahhhhhhhhh!” or “Really Mummy? I didn’t know that!” HAHAH. Kids these days are too smart; we need opportunities to outsmart them sometimes.

Them with the fake crocodile.

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And following picture was taken by Sharleez during her school excursion.

Real crocodile! She went home and showed me this photo ever so proudly! She was like, “Mummy, I took picture of a real crocodile! Can you believe it?” This is definitely Sharleez’s very own #MyMandai moment.

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It’s very exciting to know that the Mandai area will be rejuvenated into a complete nature destination. I was informed that they are hoping to bring the Bird Park over and add more nature attractions in the Mandai area! The first phase of this rejuvenation will be completed in 2020. This is definitely awesome! Imagine having all the wildlife parks within the same area!

How about you?

What are your #MyMandai moments? Was it a school excursion when you were young, or a recent trip with your family? Well, now you can get rewarded by just sharing your photos. , just by sharing your #MyMandai moment, you will get a S$10 voucher. That’s not all – the most moving entry every week gets S$100 voucher. So go share your photos now at http://www.mymandai.com . I have submitted mine, go check out the website now. I had a great time browsing all the memories from different visitors – some even dated as far back as 1970s! How precious!

ALL THE BEST!

 

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