Author: James AwyonhPost-CQUARTZ Treatment Package (3 Years) Review
Still remember my last post on Supremo Car Detailer? That was almost 3 years back when I first got my new car (Mazda 6 White – Executive).
Being a shrewd car owner who is extremely particular about my car’s exterior, I immediately sent it down for their signature <CQUARTZ Treatment Package>.
Do you guys agree that time is required for us to review how the product would hold up for at least 2-3 years before I can pen a fair and objective assessment?
Now, I can be super confident in claiming that their CQUARTZ Treatment Package does hold up to its promise of keeping my car dust- & water- resistant! During this period of 3 years, I only went down 2 times as the product was able to hold so well.
In fact, after these 3 years, I still get occasional comments from friends & acquaintances that giving a shock look when I say that “it is already 3 years old”, proving that the exterior has been well maintained by the products.
New Product – 2018 CQUARTZ Finest Reserve
This time around, Wayne (the Boss) called me up and shared with me excitedly that there is a new and even more advanced product : <CQUARTZ Finest Reserve>.
I went down without second thoughts; all ready to put my car in the confident hands of Wayne again.
The process started off with Application of <CarPro IronX Decontamination> spray on rims and entire exterior body of the car.
For added decontamination, they sprayed TriX to further ensure that no residual contaminants are left, at the same time removing any and all road Tars from the car body.
Blending the iron removing power of Iron-X with the tar-dissolving capabilities of Tar-X. CarPro TRIX ensure total vehicle decontamination.
Perfect for time-pressed DIY or professional detailers, TRIX’s pH-balanced (pH-7) formula safely dissolves both organic and inorganic fallout in 1-step; thus streamlining the detailing process and saving time and money on full details.
The purple colouration (below image) is due to the presence of those iron fillings and contaminants.
Next, I would say this is as close as your car getting winter in Singapore with a <Full Snow foam wash> using <CarPro Reset Shampoo>.
Reset Shampoo was developed as the perfect partner to nanotechnology sealants and coatings with cleaning properties tailored to their unique needs.
Reset utilizes Intelligent pH Surfactants, which feature the strength of an alkaline cleaner whilst remaining pH-neutral in solution, and helps to break down dirt and traffic films in order to maintain the coating’s hydrophobicity.
Following on, a 4-Step paint Correction to remove Fine Scratches, Swirls, marks and stains.
The polishing compounds used are namely Scholl concepts, Menzerna, Carpro Essence (image below).
After paint correction is completed, another wash was given before CarPro Eraser Wipe
down before applying Paint Protection products.
CarPro Eraser is an intensive cleaner to remove oils, silicones, and polishing dust from all hard vehicle surfaces to ensure maximum bonding performance of protection products, including the CQuartz line of Nanotechnology coatings.
Paint Protection Products on the exterior body used: [NEW 2018 Cquartz Finest Reserve + Gliss]
Backed by a 3-Year CarPro Certified Warranty, CQuartz Finest Reserve is an extremely complex hybrid blend of Silicon oxide-infused epoxy nano particles.
This Next-Gen technology utilizes an advanced hybrid nano structural composition, which bridges the gap between ceramic and organic materials creating an extremely high gloss, dense nano-coat! Additionally, this results in an extremely durable, thick coating with advances in a variety of attributes and unlike anything that has come before it.
With GLISS, CarPro brought new advances in nanotechnology to bare and designed an all-new hyper-smooth, hyper-glossy, and easy to apply ceramic nano coating that excels as a top-coat for all CQuartz coatings! This incredible next-gen coating serves multiple purposes and even excels as a stand-alone paint protection and enhancement system with a HYPER slick surface that will make your jaw drop!
One of the reason why I still stick on religiously with Supremo Detailing is their rigorous attention to detail ; they would go the extra mile to tailor-fit various top notch products for respective part of the car. For instances, for the Glasses / Windows (they utilizes the FlyBy Forte), Rims (they uses Cquartz dLux) & Interior Leather (they uses the Cquartz leather).
Just to give you a glimpse on what I mean. Even for those areas which are too minute to take notice…
See the effect post CQUARTZ Dlux on the rims!
After all applications are done, an IR curing lamp is used to cure and set the coating in. Voila!
My 3 year old car looking even better than I first bought it! Don’t you think so?
If you are keen to find out more, feel free to go down and look for Wayne! Additional information as stated below.
Supremo Car Detailer Pte Ltd
7 Soon Lee Street
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This post also appeared on jamesawyong.com
Today, I will be sharing something very useful for people who are going to get a new flat or calling the banks one by one just to check up on their housing loan packages. I promise this is going to be useful for you as it has been a great help to me.
As all of you know, I have recently gotten my flat before my wedding and this means that I can reprice my property right now.
I was so desperate that I even went online to ask for recommendations.
Truth to be told, James and I went ahead with the bank recommendation for our housing loan from our property agent as she is a friend of ours. She actually gave us the commission and did not keep a single cent. Honestly, we were also quite lazy to call all the banks in Singapore and compare their interest rates one by one.
We had quite good rates when we signed the package but even before any sum was disbursed to the developer, the interest rate increased! We felt extremely pissed off but well, we did not sign up for a fixed interest rate to being with so we only have ourselves to blame for wanting the easy way out.
Don’t be alarm when I tell you that our current interest rate is more than 2%! The only way to console myself is that I am not paying 2.6% for the HDB Loan right now. I went around asking and our interest rate was the highest among my friends.
Having said that, I wished I knew MoneySmart earlier.
MoneySmart.sg is one of the largest financial portals in Southeast Asia region and it allows me to compare financial products like credit cards and housing loans from different banks in a single platform.
If I knew this portal earlier, I might have been able to save some money for the wedding by using the right cards.
Did you see the picture above? Take a look at the bottom left corner of the screenshot. The current lowest floating is 1.48% and fixed is 1.99%. I thought the fixed rate is still on the high side…
Nonetheless, let’s go in deeper.
You will be need to answer some questions so that MoneySmart can understand you better.
After answering the questionnaire which will probably take you less than a minute, you will be required to create an account. I chose the easiest option of signing in with Facebook and….
They did my work for me!
There were 27 results for me to compare. Prior to sharing about MoneySmart here, I actually did check out the rates from 3 different banks 1 by 1 as I have to reprice or refinance my housing loan by August 2018.
The interest rates for the 3 banks that I called were exactly the same so I can safely say that the information on the site is up to date. I have also just made my decision on which bank and which package to go for.
If you are as lost as me or if you need more help on these refinancing loans packages, you can visit www.moneysmart.sg/home-loan. Alternatively, if you prefer a more human touch, you can opt to speak to their mortgage specialist after completing the comparison process. 🙂
Author: Alex Chua
I love my burgers. Fatty, flame-grilled meat patty enclosed with cheese and veggies, slapped with two toasted buns are my simple go-to indulgences whenever I’m feeling carnivorous. When Potato Head unveils its first stand-alone location for their award-winning burger and cocktail brand Three Buns, I knew I couldn’t, and shouldn’t, miss this burg-bulous event.
Taking its sustainability business seriously, the 80-seat burger bar is retro-fitted with upcycled, eco-friendly interiors and sustainably-made furniture handcrafted by Indonesian artisans. This environmental-friendly endeavour gels well with the Potato Head Family ethos of “Good Times, Do Good”. We know they do good, so now let’s roll on the Good Times!
Executive Chef Adam Penny, known globally for making iconic burgers from scratch, has curated a new menu with exclusive combinations and popular signatures for us to try. First up is the Red Man Burger (Beef Rendang). Looks like a mouthful, the sous-vide beef cheeks are so tender you can almost use your lips to bite. Fully-infused with a hearty sweet and spicy blend of over 10 spices and ingredients which includes gula melaka, the complex flavours are further accentuated by the coconut mayo and fluffy coconut buns made from coconut oil and coconut milk. Yes, I am going coconuts over this, and it is really sedap!
Next up is the Da Cheese Master, inspired by the dirty, old-fashioned truck stop burger. Moist, juicy black Angus beef patty wrapped in gooey double cheddar, charred onions, double ketchup and rich white miso paste, the taste is solid, meaty and flavourful. Be sure to have the napkins ready before you bite into this perky delicious.
Vegetarians, don’t skip this burger joint just because they are selling burgers. The latest meat-free burger on the menu, Truffello patties consist of truffle and Portobello mushrooms. Juicy, whole portobellos has a nice savoury bite-feel, and I have nothing to complain even though I am a devoted carnivore.
Saving the best bun to the last is the Bun DMC. Homemade watermelon rind relish stacked on bawang goreng, onion puree plus 3 islands mayo on pillowy buns oozing with melted cheese. Sinful. Succulent. Bam! No shame to say I can have this anytime of the day.
Besides the burgers, Three Buns also sells delish hotdog buns too. One of their signatures is the Asian-inspired Seng Dog is topped with wasabi mayo, Three Buns relish and bawang goreng, all nestled in freshly toasted matcha bun. The soft/meaty mouthfeels is just pure joy.
As if the above isn’t enough to satisfy your full-to-bursting stomach, the friendly service staff presented the Sticky Icky Wicky. Date pudding steeped in gula melaka, coupled with a melange of toasted coconut butterscotch sauce and a generous scoop of salted vanilla. Tuck into this is bound for a sticky mess, and I almost couldn’t fork it because my dessert resembles the shape of a duck.
Three Buns Quayside
60 Robertson Quay, #01-01, Singapore 238252
Author: Alex Chua
Orchard Road is a hotbed of fancy hotel restaurants and cafes with buffet-style offerings, but none comes close to Surf & Turf Buffet Dinner @ Window On The Park in terms of value for money. With its 1-for-1 offer, diners get to choose 1 main dish from the five new Surf & Turf dishes specially curated by Executive Chef Ken Chaw and team. Each main is complemented by the well-executed, free flow appetisers, soups and desserts.
Comfortable, casual and laid-back, this sprightly restaurant at Holiday Inn is a great place for a after work dinner with colleague or friends, preferably in pairs so as to utilize this great 1-for-1 deal. I adore the simple, homely ambience without too many needless distractions that some of the major hotels embellish themselves with.
For me I choose the Grilled Angus Tenderloin with Peppercorn Sauce and Gochujang Jumbo Prawn. The tenderloin is tender and nicely drizzled with the peppercorn sauce, elevating its savouriness. While the star should be beef, the limelight is somewhat stolen by the jumbo prawn. Crunchy, juicy and reek full of flavour, the bite is pure satisfaction by itself.
My carnivore friend chose the Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek and Baked Alaskan Cod as his main dish. I nipped abit of the medium Wagyu and find the meat so soft you can spoon it. Presentation wise it looks somewhat similar with mine. The other 3 mains are –
• Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Cream and Truffle Scented
• Poached Hainanese Chicken with Infused Fragrant Rice and Braised Baby Abalone
• Herbs Roasted Baby Chicken with Raisin Sauce and Pan Seared Salmon with Blood Orange Sauce
While waiting for my main course (trust me, it isn’t very long), I browse around the semi-buffet spread and found a big Parmesan wheel. Apparently, this is meant to toss your D.I.Y salad (cherry tomatoes, sliced capsicum, preserved olives and many more) to make a cheesy Caesar’s Salad.
Speaking of D.I.Y, you can also make your very own rojak. With a rojak section that contains all the necessary condiments and a mixing bowl to work that magic, it is very hard not to have fun preparing your very own version of local grub.
Of course, the dinner buffet at Window On The Park ultimately caters to an international clientele. So you can expect freshly shucked Canadian oysters, prawns, crab meat, ssushi and other seafood varieties. You can also order the ever-popular Chef’s Singapore Laksa where you have the option of the chefs personally preparing a bowl of local goodness for you or you do it D.I.Y.
No buffet dinner is complete without sweet notes of desserts. One remarkable find is the Ondeh Ondeh cake. With its thick and fluffy pandan layers, coconut butter cream and generous amounts of Gula Melaka in between, top it with one of the three flavours of ice cream for a complete after dinner indulgence!
New Surf ‘N’ Turf Buffet Dinner
6.30pm to 10pm
Monday to Thursday
S$80++ per person, 1-for-1 pricing
Pioneer Generation Cardholders enjoy the surf ‘n’ turf buffet dinner at $35++ per person.
Window on the Park
Level 2, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre
11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616
Author: Alex Chua
Can someone say Crabilicious to the above?
The recently opened Chengdu Restaurant is known to be one of the most authentic Sichuan restaurants in town. Helmed by two native Chefs Qin Jun and Jing Xiao with decades of training in Sichuan cuisine, the restaurant serves both hot and cold favourites. For the first time ever, the restaurant launches Autumn-Winter themed dishes that would sure whet your appetite aplenty. No worries if you’re not really a spicy eater, there are a variety of food on its menu which includes non-spicy dishes.
Dinner started with off with Cold Sliced Pig Trotters with Noodles and Spicy Dip. The chef creatively uses pork elbow meat for its high gelatinous content. Steamed and thinly sliced and artfully presented with spirals of noodles and fanned-out cucumber. I love the pastel blue plating, giving the dish an added visual dimension. A light and refreshing appetiser to open up your palate.
Making a grand entrance is the Ice Ball with Whelk with its dramatic presentation. Served chilled in an ice sculpture, this refreshing dish features sliced sea snail fried with fresh green and red chilies. Fragrant with a light hint of spiciness, the whelk, with its texture similar to abalone or razor clams is slightly chewy yet succulent.
Perhaps the most unusual plating I have seen is the Spicy Pork Ribs. Placed on a sliced ‘Molotov’ bottle with its chain as the stand, the ribs are reeked full of umami from the traditional Lao Gan Ma sauce, which lends a spicy and savoury note. Love love love the irrelevance plating.
No visit to a Sichuan restaurant is complete without a mala dish, and Chengdu Restaurant’s Mala Pot pleased many mouths. Comes with fries, prawns, chicken wings, lotus roots and luncheon meat, the spiciness to me is cope-able and the fries just quite addictive.
Now for the grand finale is a big pot of savoury seafood delicious. Featuring an insane amount of red dried chillis, the broth is cooked with cauliflower, potato and cucumber. It is quite shiok especially when eaten with fried mantou buns or rice. The sweet flesh from the red fiery Spicy Crab is not overpowered by the spicy broth.
Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, the Beggar Potato is coated with a secret recipe mix of 20 spices before they are deep fried. Chili powder and cumin powder are sprinkled atop for a fiery and earthy punch. While it might be plain jane from the look and first bite, it will start to grow on you after you popped a few. Simply an addictive and sinful dish.
This is one of my few favourite restaurants I’ve visited thus far. The taste notes are on point and aesthetically plated. And I just cannot emphasis enough my adoration of how each dish is presented with a surprise.
Address: 74 Amoy Street, Singapore 069893
Seating Capacity: 120 pax, 2 private rooms
Operating Hours: Mon – Sat: 11.00am-3.00pm, 5.00-10:30pm. Closed on Sunday
Author: Alex Chua
Ahh Oktoberfest, the festivity of beer toasting, eating sausages and merrymaking knows no boundaries. Everyone’s favourite German festival is back with a bang at Brotzeit. Bringing authentic German experiences to Singapore from 13 September to 23 October, this occasion promises to be a gastronomic feast for the senses. It warms the tummy too.
Nothing evokes the communal Gemütlich experience better than Brotzeit’s Sharing Platter – the massive Oktoberfestplatte (S$138). Featuring oven-roasted pork knuckle, juicy beer-infused Bavarian honey ribs, whole roasted chicken & a flavourful one metre long Meter Wurst, or smoked pork sausage. Served with golden-brown wedges and tangy sauerkraut on the side, this boatload of succulent platter is good for a troupe of 6. Be prepared to get a little messy but that’s okay.
Don’t pass up the ultimate Oktoberfest experience with the exclusive Gefüllter Schweinebauch mit SoBe (Stuffed Pork Belly – S$69). Available only from 1 – 23 October, this pork belly is oven-roasted with a crisp crackling skin filled with a deliciously moist bread stuffing packed full of flavour.
For someone who wants a bite while soaking up the cheery atmosphere, you can grab the Leberkäse-brotchen (Traditional meatloaf in Kaiser roll – $15). Simple meatloaf sandwich which comes with potato salad for an added starchy goodness. A good pick-me-up dish that would surely amp up your spirit.
The jolliness of Oktoberfest and its beer will leave you a little peckish. Take the Schweinsbraten (Roasted Pork in dark beer sauce – $28). A must try for all pork lovers, the tender pork collar is slow roasted in dark beer sauce to perfection, served with sides of soft potato dumplings and sauerkraut.
Of course, it is not Oktoberfest without a little fun and games! There will be traditional Oktoberfest games to win exclusive merchandise and diners who come in Dirndl and Lederhosen will receive a complimentary beer on Brotzeit. There are also family-friendly activities such as Face-Painting and a Gingerbread Décor Station.
Signature Party Days at VivoCity – Season Finale
18 – 19 October: 6pm – 10pm
20 – 21 October: 1pm – 3pm/ 6pm – 10pm
Author: Alex Chua
Here’s a new snack to munch on for your late night movies or exam cramping.
F.EAST (Flavours of the East) has recently launched the world’s first Egg Prata with Fish Curry potato Chips. Yes, the classic all-day comfort food has now been reimagined as crinkle-cut potato chips! I tried it myself and it’s quite addictive, especially with the spicy fish curry kicks at the end.
Retailing at S$3 per pack, the Egg Prata with Fish Curry potato chips will be available from 10-21 Sep at B1, Raffles Xchange where F.EAST will be running a ‘4 for S$10’ launch promotion in the first week until Sep 2018.
You can also find this new flavor on its Redmart Store: https://redmart.com/product/feast-egg-prata-with-fish-curry-potato-chips-253468
Subsequently, this new potato chips will be made available island-wide at the following retailers:
– 7-Eleven from 22 Sep onwards
– Giant from 22 Sep onwards
– NTUC Fairprice from 4 – 10 Oct 2018
I’ve passed around the bag among my colleagues during lunchtime.
And here are some of their verdicts:
‘It’s a very clever idea, tastes just like roti prata and curry mixed together’
‘Quite spicy, got the fiery aftertaste but still shiok’
‘Very ingenious combo, strange yet still can tastes both prata and fish curry quite distinctively’
‘The packaging is just so cute!’
This Egg Prata with Fish Curry will join hands with the Hainanese Chicken Rice and Singapore Laksa in F.EAST’s unique line-up of potato chips in local favorite flavors. Made with high quality potatoes, the potato chips by F.EAST are produced in a factory that has received Halal, Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point and Food Safety System 22000 certifications.
Author: Alex Chua
Surf & Turf = seafood and red meat matchmake in heaven.
Seafood lovers are in for a mouth-watering treat this September. Sky22 in Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena has recently launched the September Seafood Bonanza – a seafood themed buffet available every Friday to Sunday from 1 to 30 September. At a ridiculously affordable price from $48++ per adult (lunch) to $56++ per adult (dinner), you can sample a medley of your favorite fresh and cooked seafood without bursting your budget.
Located on the 22nd floor of the famed hotel, Sky22 gives quite a nice view of its surrounding precinct. Best to make reservations prior to coming here as the seats (100 guests’ seats in the restaurant, 12 guests in the private dining room) can be filled up quite quickly.
The buffet spread features appetizers such as Poached Salmon with Fennel and Zucchini, smoked tuna, smoked marlin, salads and assorted sushi. There is also a seafood-on-ice counter with fresh prawns, mussels and scallops. I know, there are some who would prefer cooked seafood. You can sip into piping hot bowls of Clam Chowder or Seafood Chowder. I tried the Seafood Chowder, it was just exquisitely delicious, savory enough to open your palate for the main feast.
One key highlight of the seafood buffet spread is the cook-to-order a la carte buffet spread with over 17 all-you-can-eat main courses and side fares. With favorites like Green Lip Mussels Pomodoro and Crab Quiche, the list is quite extensive so we’ve selected a few dishes to sample (even though the gluttony me wanted to had it all!). We got ourselves the Surf & Turf, which is my personal favorite. Each mouthful of the braised short ribs was rewarded with a quintessential doneness and flavor. The lobster meat was fresh and divine.
I had a fair share of the Oyster platter, which comprises of three different preparations (Rokefeller, Kilpatrick & Mornay). Of all I love the Mornay for its natural oyster sweetness and mellow topping.
Besides the Western seafood delights, other noteworthy local seafood dishes like the Singapore Chili Crab with Mantou Bun, Black Pepper Prawns, Nyonya Grilled Seabass and the picture above, the LaLa (White Clams) Bee Hoon. The aroma of this dish was strong and alluring, with an umami broth that I can’t help but keep sipping on it. What about the bee hoon? Simply awesomely slurp-able.
If you are looking for a place for a romantic date or to hangout with your friends, Sky22 is definitely your choice. For me, I would bring a friend or two to enjoy the good affordable seafood with a view that more than pays the price.
Sky22 September Seafood Bonanza
Date: 1 – 30 Sep 2018
Lunch – 12 noon to 2.30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Dinner – 6pm to 10pm (Friday & Saturday)
Lunch: $48++ per adult/ $24++ per child (age 6 to 12 years old)
Dinner: $56++ per adult/ $28++ per child (age 6 to 12 years old)
Add $28++ for free-flow of house pour red & white wines, prosecco, soft drinks
Sky 22 @ Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena
Location: 99 Irrawaddy Road, Level 22 of Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena
Operating hours: Lunch 12pm – 2.30pm/ Dinner 6pm – 10pm
Author: Alex Chua
Here’s a cooler, more magical destination to bring your young kids around to enjoy Mid-Autumn Festival (and save those trees from burning at the Botanic Gardens!). Mega-shopping mall VivoCity has teamed up with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia to create the largest Asian record-setting lantern sculpture light up. Dubbed Disney Tsum Tsum: A celebration of Love, over 2000 Tsum Tsum lanterns will be lighted up at VivoCity Sky Park for fanboy to ogle and your selfie galore.
Derived from the Japanese term meaning ‘to stack’, Disney Tsum Tsum is beloved for its range of collectable stuffed toys and mobile games based upon the popular Disney characters. This Mid-Autumn event will showcase Disney Tsum Tsum themed Mid-Autumn lantern installations in four different zones to reflect the different forms and expressions of love.
There is the Fairytale Garden, which is set in a magical and romantic garden with iconic scenes from Snow White, Aladdin, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast. This is the definite must-go for those who love to pose at Madame Tussauds @ Sentosa.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of the event is the Tunnel of Love. Stretching 40m long, the kaleidoscope-like tunnel features Disney Tsum Tsum lanterns of over 30 different Disney and Pixar characters. Once you step inside you would literally feel like being transported to another world, and you would be overwhelmed by kawaii-ness. Try spotting your favourite best pals floating in the midst like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Winnie the Pooh, Nemo and Dory.
Once out of the Tunnel of Love, you’ve reached the Wishing Wonderland. Featuring the Ice Palace and the beloved sisters form Disney’s Frozen, Anna and Elsa as well as their friends Sven and Olaf.
For the do-gooders, here you can release a Mid-Autumn Disney Tsum Tsum themed floating lantern wishes for a worthy cause. Simply purchase a wishing card at $2 @ TANGS Customer Service Counter at level 1. 100% of the gross proceeds will be donated to Children’s Cancer Foundation.
Which Disney character has the longest ever-lasting love? Its Mickey and Minnie of course, its everyone’s #CoupleGoals. Standing at 10m tall and made out of 1500 lanterns, this larger-than-life centrepiece is an ode to the most loved Disney couple. Celebrating their 90th anniversary this year, this is truly a love for the ages. This installation also holds a new record in Asia Book of Records as the largest Lantern Sculpture.
Disney Tsum Tsum Installation is available from 30 August till 30 September 2018. Don’t missed out on this opportunity, so do bring your loved ones and family members to enjoy this magical moment.
What’s more, when you spend a minimum of $250 in VivoCity, you get to redeem a limited-edition Disney Tsum Tsum Mid-Autumn-themed ezlink card. VivoCity will launch a different design each week with a total of four to complete the collection. For those who are too excited to wait, the first 200 shoppers who spend a minimum of $800* will receive a special commemorative set comprising all 4 card designs.
*Terms & Conditions apply.
Author: Alex Chua
Started from a briefcase business to 17 stores island-wide and still growing, Capitol Optical’s 50th anniversary is an achievement worth celebrating for. As Singapore’s leading optical care specialist renowned for its wide range of top-end eyewear brands, the trust is strong among its huge loyal customer’s base. Some of whom, according to the current CEO of Capitol Optical, have been visiting Capitol Optical for three generations of family members.
It was a privilege to be able to attend the summer-themed event at Capitol Playground on 16 august 2018, trying out their latest eyewear exclusive to Capitol Optical and having complimentary eye checks. Read more on my experience below!
Taking pride to always bring in ‘first to launch’ brands in Singapore, the latest being the Summer/ Spring collection by Celine that features bolder, thicker frames in trendy shapes and colours. The event table had a plethora of luxury international brands – brands such as Celine, Miu Miu, Prada, Christian Dior, Vedi Vero and Moschino. Of course, not all the brands were present as Capitol Optical carries well over 20 brands of high-end eyewear frames and sunglasses!
In line with the anniversary celebrations, the brand has introduced three strategic ‘New’ to revitalize and grow the brand. New Logo – a redesign of its current logo to a simpler, more modern look to mark the milestone. New Store Look – revamped in June 2018, Capitol Optical at Jem Shopping Centre sports a sleek interior with light wood accents and easily accessible shelves. From now till middle of 2019, other stores are planned for refurbishment and upgrade to reflect the same fresh look. New Borders – expansion plans are made to expand into neighbouring countries such as Malaysia and Vietnam.
Of course, it would be a waste not to try out their premium sunglasses amidst the garden party setup within an industrial space. Beside me is the very pretty Magdalene. Swee bor?
From September onwards, Capitol Optical will be offering its customers a Limited Edition personalised leather eye case FREE (worth $49) with any eyewear purchase above $800. Customers can also top up $20 with any other purchase to own this exclusive leather accessory. Also available is a classic leather business card holder retailing at $29. This service is available while stocks last.