2017 Story

December 31, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

2017 Story

Thank God for all that has happened in 2017! Grateful for the continued grace, health, favour, and mercies from the Holy Spirit, for myself and my family.


Tenderfresh Classic & Golden Rooster

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Tenderfresh Classic & Golden Rooster
51 Tampines Avenue 4
#01-102 Our Tampines Hub

930 Yishun Avenue 2
#B1-53 Northpoint

221 Boon Lay Place #01-170

7 Everton Park #01-01

Multiple Outlets Islandwide


http://www.tenderfresh.com.sg/


Meal Flat Lay
Meal Flat Lay

Christmas 2017

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Christmas 2017

Christmas 2017

Paddy Hills

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Paddy Hills
38 South Buona Vista Road

https://www.facebook.com/paddyhills.sg/


Berry Muffcake (SGD $23)

Black & Ink

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Black & Ink
168 Changi Road

29 Swan Lake Avenue


https://www.facebook.com/blackandink/


Black & Ink closed for a few months, but has since re-opened in a new location as of May 2018.

Flat White (SGD $5.50)

Swee Heng Bakery & Swee Heng 1989 Classic Bakery

December 20, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Swee Heng Bakery & Swee Heng 1989 Classic Bakery
252 Jurong East Street 24 #01-179

1 Geylang Serai #01-197

83 Punggol Central
#B1-K4 Waterway Point

10 Eunos Road 8
#B1-158 SingPost Centre

Various Outlets Islandwide


https://www.sweeheng.com.sg/

https://sweeheng1989.com.sg/


Rainbow Lapis (SGD $9.80)

Cast Iron Restaurant Tasting Session

December 18, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Cast Iron Restaurant Tasting Session
7 Fraser Street
#01-32 Duo Galleria


Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11:45am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10:30pm,
Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm,
Closed Sun



https://www.facebook.com/castironsg/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from Little Tiny Sun, msginginly, Her Pen And Fork, Purple Taste, and Epicurious Caniggia.



Chef's Selection Of Sashimi (SGD $380 for 6 pax)

Asus ROG Strix GL702VM-GC225T

December 16, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Asus ROG Strix GL702VM-GC225T
Online Store

https://www.asus.com/sg/Laptops/ROG-GL702VM/

The photos in this post were not shot by me; these are credited to Asus, and Tech Advisor.


Asus ROG Strix GL702VM-GC225T
Asus ROG Strix GL702VM-GC225T

Código 1530

December 14, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Código 1530
66 Kampong Bugis
Kilo Kitchen

21 Tanjong Pagar Road
Kilo Lounge

Online Store


https://codigo1530.com/

Several photos in this post were not shot by me; these are credited to Código 1530.

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Heat Branding, and Geeky Elephant.



Código 1530 Range Of Tequilas

Sandwich Saigon Cafe

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Sandwich Saigon Cafe
93 East Coast Road

http://www.sandwichsaigon.com/


Flat Lay
Flat Lay

Eat 3 Bowls

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Eat 3 Bowls
4 Seah Im Road #01-21

https://www.facebook.com/eat3bowls/


Flat Lay

Element Restaurant Tasting Session 2017 - Christmas

December 09, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Element Restaurant Tasting Session 2017 - Christmas
165 Tanjong Pagar Road
Level 1, Amara Singapore


Promotion:
24th, 25th, 31st December 2017 Only: 11:30am - 3:30pm, 6:30pm - 10pm



http://singapore.amarahotels.com/dining/element/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from The Arctic Star, Little Tiny Sun, Her Pen And Fork, Purple Taste, Chubby Botak Koala, Fiona Seah, ChantalMag, and Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow.



Peranakan-Roasted Turkey With Buah Keluak Sauce

Birds Of Paradise Gelato Boutique

December 07, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Birds Of Paradise Gelato Boutique
63 East Coast Road #01-05

https://www.facebook.com/bopgelato/


Lychee Raspberry Gelato Cone (SGD $5.70)

Dancing Crab

December 03, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Dancing Crab
200 Turf Club Road
#01-20 The Grandstand

1 Harbourfront Walk
#03-10 VivoCity

181 Orchard Road
#07-14 Orchard Central

73A Ayer Rajah Crescent
#01-29 JTC LaunchPad @ one-north


http://www.dancingcrab.com.sg/


Live Crab Combo With Zesty Garlic Butter (SGD $84.60)

Zum Bar Goat's Milk Soap

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Zum Bar Goat's Milk Soap
Various Third-Party Retail Stores

https://www.indigowild.com/zum-bar-soap.html

All photos in this post were not shot by me, and are credited to Indigo Wild.


Zum Bar Goat's Milk Soap - Seaweed
Zum Bar Goat's Milk Soap - Seaweed

BBQ Express

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BBQ Express
90 Hougang Avenue 10
#B1-K8 Hougang Mall

10 Eunos Road 8
#01-131 SingPost Centre

Various Outlets Islandwide


https://search.insing.com/s/BBQ+Express


Set Meal (SGD $12.30)

Nissin Nakiryu Dan Dan Instant Ramen

November 28, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Nissin Nakiryu Dan Dan Instant Ramen
Various Third-Party Retail Stores

https://www.nissin.com/en_jp/


Lift Noodles
Lift Noodles

Jin Fine Dining Tasting Session

November 25, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Jin Fine Dining Tasting Session
76 Telok Ayer Street

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 2:30pm (Lunch), 6pm - 10pm (Dinner),
Closed Sun



http://www.jinfinedining.com.sg/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from HungryGoWhere, Purple Taste, and Chubby Botak Koala.



Sashimi Mori / Assorted Sashimi (SGD $48) - Maguro / Tuna, Shake / Salmon, Kanpachi / Greater Amberjack, Tai / Sea Bream

Degreed

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Degreed
Online - Educational Service - Digital Learning Tool

https://degreed.com/


Degreed Logo
Degreed Logo

Pince & Pints

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Pince & Pints
32 Duxton Road

95 East Coast Road


https://pinceandpints.com/


Lobster Thermidor Set (SGD $68)

Sama Curry & Cafe

November 17, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Sama Curry & Cafe
6A Shenton Way
#03-26 OUE Downtown 2 Gallery


https://www.facebook.com/samacurrysg/


Meal Of Soup Curry

Flor Patisserie

November 12, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Flor Patisserie
2 Duxton Hill #01-01

42 Siglap Drive

391A Orchard Road
#B2 Ngee Ann City


http://cakeflor.com.sg/


Matcha Latte

Jalan Petaling Famous Malaysian Street Food Restaurant

November 08, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Jalan Petaling Famous Malaysian Street Food Restaurant
1 Maju Avenue
#02-01 MyVillage


https://www.facebook.com/JalanPetalingFamousMalaysianStreetFood/


Meal Flat Lay
Meal Flat Lay

Sawadee Thai Cuisine Restaurant Tasting Session

November 03, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Sawadee Thai Cuisine Restaurant Tasting Session
5 Jalan Legundi

9 Tan Quee Lan Street


Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 2:30pm (Lunch), 6pm - 10:30pm (Dinner)



http://www.sawadee-cuisine.com/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from HungryGoWhere, and Epicurious Caniggia.



Hor Mok Talay Khanom Krok / Thai Style Otah On Clay Plate (SGD $10 for 4 pieces / $16 for 7 pieces)

The Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 1 & 9

November 01, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

The Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 1 & 9

https://www.sso.org.sg/chamber-music-season/vch-presents-the-philharmonic-orchestra-and-the-philharmonic-chamber-choir


Celebrate
Celebrate

The Quarters Tasting Session 2017

October 28, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

The Quarters Tasting Session 2017
16 Enggor Street
#01-09 Icon Village


Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am - 10pm
Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: 10am - 6pm



http://www.thequarters.sg/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from Little Tiny Sun, Justin Food Prints, Shermyyy, Her Pen And Fork, and The Arctic Star.



Butter Poached Lobster (SGD $68)

Maple Tree House

October 22, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Maple Tree House / 단풍나무집
116-1 Itaewon-Dong
Yongsan-Gu
Seoul
Seoul Capital Area
South Korea

Various Outlets Across The Country


http://www.mapletreehouse.co.kr/


Meal Barbecue / BBQ Flat Lay
Meal Barbecue / BBQ Flat Lay

Baek Nyeon Baekse Ginseng Chicken Soup / Baengnyeon Samgyetang

October 22, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Baek Nyeon Baekse Ginseng Chicken Soup / Baengnyeon Samgyetang / 백년토종삼계탕
354-12 Seogyo-Dong
Mapo-Gu
Seoul
Seoul Capital Area
South Korea

Various Outlets Across The Country


http://www.백년토종삼계탕.kr/


Menu

Seoul Street Food - Part 2

October 21, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Seoul Street Food - Part 2

More Seoul Street Food that I've tried during other visits to Seoul, South Korea, continuing from Part 1.

Samgyetang / Ginseng Chicken Soup - Abalone

Ewha Hostel

October 20, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Ewha Hostel
156-2 Donggyo-Dong
Mapo-Gu
Seoul
Seoul Capital Area 121816
South Korea


https://www.facebook.com/ewhahostel/


Functional, Cozy Guest House, Helpful Owner-Host

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Visited: Oct-2017
Ambience & Setting: 5
Food & Beverage: NA
Service: 10
Value for Money: 5
Spent about SGD $110 per person.
- $110 Accomodation 3D2N
- $0 Room Service


Nearby Attractions: Gyeongbokgung Palace & National Folk Museum Of (South) Korea, N Seoul Tower / Namsan Tower, Mount Namsan Park, National Museum Of (South) Korea, War Memorial Of (South) Korea, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Yeouido Park, Bukchon Hanok Village, Jongmyo Shrine, Namiseom Island, Everland Theme Park, Lotte World, Seoraksan / Mount Seorak, Dongdaemun Shopping District & Heunginjimun, Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, Namdaemun Shopping District & Sungnyemun, Seoul Museum Of Art, Seoul Museum Of History, Seoul World Cup Sangam Stadium, Seoul Olympic Park, Myeong-Dong Shopping District & Myeong-Dong Cathedral, Korea Furniture Museum, National Theater Of (South) Korea, Leeum Samsung Museum Of Art, Banpo Bridge Moonlight Rainbow Fountain


Hotel Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Washer, Kitchenette, Cable TV


Hotel Activities: Internet Surfing, Cooking


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Introduction
Located about 70 minutes train ride away from the Incheon International Airport in Seoul, the Ewha Hostel is a collective of 4 apartment blocks, spread across different locations, housing up to 30 different guest house apartments. Thus, with Ewha Hostel, it's difficult to know exactly what you're getting, because each is furnished differently. Furthermore, some apartments are newer, while others are aging.



Ambience
Ambience at Ewha Hostel can differ, depending on the age of the guest house you're in. For me, the place was well lived in with signs of aging, however, at least it was clean. The walls are decorated with cute decor, and the security lock is sturdy. The surrounding location is rather quiet, within a few steps to Hongik University subway station exit 6, but it's nondescript and relaxing.



Room
Rooms at Ewha Hostel are functional, but small. The beds are comfortable, but take up the majority of space in the room, however, there is sufficient wardrobe space. Though advertised for up to 6 guests, I find it's more comfortable for a maximum of 4 people. There is only 1 bathroom, which is clean, but we also spotted mosquitos several times within.



Food
Food at Ewha Hostel can be prepared by yourself, using the fully equipped kitchenette. The stove is easy to operate, and I cooked 1 dinner here. Dish washing equipment is provided, as is simple and functional cutlery, though most are aging in appearance. You'll have to buy your own condiments and seasoning, besides the main ingredients.



Service
Service at Ewha Hostel is excellent. The owner-host, along with her family, run the collective apartments, and will meet and usher guests personally, even though she has hired help. Very responsive to queries, usually replying text messages within 1 hour. During our stay, we also experienced a medical emergency, and the owner-host and her family rendered more than capable assistance, bringing us to an affordable nearby hospital, assisting with the administration, waiting together with us, and ensuring our comfort. Felt well-taken care of, more than we'd hoped for.



Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Ewha Hostel is limited to watching cable television, surfing the internet, cooking, or doing the laundry via the washing machine provided. However, Ewha Hostel is located within 5 minutes walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and convenience stores at the Hongdae area, as well as the Hongik University subway station. This makes Ewha Hostel a convenient place from which to explore the city.



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Ewha Hostel 01 - Exterior Facade

Ewha Hostel 02 - Master Bedroom

Ewha Hostel 03 - Bedroom

Ewha Hostel 04 - Desk & Sofa Bed

Ewha Hostel 05 - Living Room

Ewha Hostel 06 - Kitchenette

Ewha Hostel 07 - Washer & Laundry Area

Ewha Hostel 08 - Bathroom

Ewha Hostel 09 - Refrigerator & Wall Decor

Ewha Hostel 10 - Happy Tissue Box





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Samjin Amook

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Samjin Amook
36 Taejong-Ro
Bongnae 1(il)-Dong
Yeongdo-Gu
Busan
Yeongnam
South Korea

Various Outlets Across The Country


http://samjinamook.com/


Fish Cake Bakery Display
Fish Cake Bakery Display

Kyochon

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Kyochon
489-4 Choryang 2(i)-Dong
Dong-Gu
Busan
Yeongnam
South Korea

Various Outlets Across The Country


http://www.kyochon.com/

https://www.facebook.com/bestkyochon/


Chimaek
Chimaek

Deepavali 2017

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Deepavali 2017

Deepavali 2017



May the divine lights of Diwali bring to your life peace, prosperity and good health.





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Top 5 Busan Attractions

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Top 5 Busan Attractions

All photos in this post were not shot by me, and are credited to their respective sources.


City: Busan / Pusan
State: Yeongnam
Country: South Korea / Republic Of Korea

The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is famed for its beaches, hot springs, and nature reserves. Surrounded by the largest industrial area of the country, Busan also has the busiest port. The summer is usually the busiest period for the city, when tourists arrive to enjoy the weather.

Here are the Top 5 Tourist Attractions to visit in Busan, all of which hold important cultural or historical significance. All these are permanent locations which can be visited and viewed at any time throughout the year.


1. Haeundae Beach
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The city of Busan, in Yeongnam, is famed throughout South Korea for its beaches. And none are more famous than Haeundae Beach. This 1.5 kilometer stretch of white sandy coastline hosts beach festivals all your round, and is a popular spot for watching the sunrise or sunset. Its shallow bay is popular with swimmers, and on sunny days, the place is lined with vibrant, colourful parasols. This area even looks picturesque from afar!



2. Yongdusan Park
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Translated as 'Dragon's Head Mountain', Yongdusan Park in Yeongnam, South Korea, is home to several attractions. The highlight is the 118 metre high Busan Tower, which offers fantastic panoramic views of the city. Other sights include the Statue Of General Yi Sun-Sin; the Museum Of World Folk Instruments, which allows visitors to handle and play some of the musical instruments on display; the Exhibition Hall Of World Model Boats; and the stunning Flower Clock.



3. Gamcheon Cultural Village
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Also known as Taeguekdo Village, the enclave of Gamcheon Cultural Village gained acclaim throughout Yeongnam, and South Korea, when students decided to brighten up the neighbourhood with an artistic makeover in 2009. Today, this area of Busan is a colourful, quirky community of Lego-shaped homes, shops, and galleries. The labyrinth of alleys hosts a myriad of beautiful street art, delicious street food, and the Little Museum, which exhibits over 70 old-fashioned household items curated from the neighbourhood.



4. Beomeosa Temple
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Located at the foot of Mount Geumjeongsan in Busan, Yeongnam, the Beomeosa Temple is famed across South Korea. Translated as 'Heavenly Fish', this magnificent Buddhist temple is surrounded by extraordinary picturesque scenery, in particular, the lavender wisteria flowers. The complex has several designated treasures, including the Three Story Stone Pagoda, the Daeungjeon (or main temple hall), and the Iljumun (or One-Pillar Gate), which is the 1st gate to the temple.



5. Songdo Beach Skywalk
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The Songdo Beach Skywalk is among the more recent attractions in Busan, Yeongnam, South Korea. At 365 metres long, this curved sea overpath is the longest in the country, and offers views of the azure blue ocean through a double-reinforced tempered glass floor. The promenade also allows for a complete panoramic view of the beach and city skyline. The sleek architecture is said to resemble a dragon flying over the sea, and naturally, the design is photogenic.





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Busan Street Food

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Busan Street Food


Busan Street Food is part of the larger tapestry of Korean cuisine in South Korea. Unique for being a largely standalone cuisine, with little outside influence, Korean cuisine originated from an agricultural society, and through interaction with the natural environment. The Yeongnam region in particular is known for its fish and fish cake items, as such, Busan Street Food features a large variety of dishes where fish cake is incorporated into the dish. The area is also known for its regional specialities of noodles and soups.

Haemul Pajeon / Seafood Pancake

Flower House Apartment

October 15, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Flower House Apartment
576 Choryang 1(il)-Dong
Dong-Gu
Busan
Yeongnam 601010
South Korea


https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17275359


Cozy & Pretty Place

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Visited: Oct-2017
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: NA
Service: 5
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $40 per person.
- $40 Accomodation 3D2N
- $0 Room Service


Nearby Attractions: Dalmaji Hill, Haeundae Beach, Songjeong Beach, Gwangalli Beach, Busan Cinema Centre, Radium Art Centre, Yongdusan Park, Busan Museum, Busan Modern History Museum, Busan Museum Of Art, Gamcheon Cultural Village, Jagalchi Fish Market, Spaland Centum City, Hur Shim Chung Spa, Beomeosa Temple, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Taejongdae Park, Songdo Beach Skywalk, Dongbaek Island, Yongdusan Park & 40 Steps & Busan Tower, Jangsan Mountain, UN Memorial Cemetery, Geumjeong Fortress


Hotel Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Washer, Kitchenette, Cable TV


Hotel Activities: Internet Surfing, Cooking


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Introduction
Located about 45 minutes drive away from the Gimhae International Airport in Busan, the Flower House Apartment is a 2 bedroom rented apartment. Flower House Apartment is conveniently located within 5 minutes walk from Busan Station (subway metro), and the nearby neighbourhood of Chinatown and Texas Street is home to many foreign restaurants. A popular area for expatriates / expats to gather.



Ambience
Ambience at Flower House Apartment is cozy, pretty, and comfortable. As a fully-furnished apartment, it includes a living room and dining room, with fast and stable internet wi-fi access. The place is neat and clean, and the highlight is the pretty wallpaper, lending an attractive touch to decor. There isn't much of a view though, and the corridor outside is cramped.



Room
Rooms at Flower House Apartment are comfortable, furnished with large beds. The place can accomodate up to 7 adults, provided you don't mind sharing beds. However, there is only enough wardrobe space for at most 3 people. Not all rooms are air-conditioned, but at least it's equipped with fans. I note that there is sufficient power sockets for all our devices too.



Food
Food at Flower House Apartment can be prepared by yourself, using the fully equipped kitchenette. The stove is easy to operate, and I cooked 2 breakfasts here. Cutlery and dish washing equipment is provided, but you'll have to buy your own condiments, seasoning, and paper towels, besides the main ingredients.



Service
Service at Flower House Apartment is responsive. The host / owner typically replies messages within 1 hour, and upon check-in, will guide guests in operating the various equipment in the house. She also provides a pick-up for guests and their luggage when you first arrive. However, guests are expected to clear their own trash, and naturally, keep the place clean.



Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Flower House Apartment is limited to watching cable television, surfing the internet, cooking, or doing the laundry via the washing machine provided. However, Flower House Apartment is located near to many shops, restaurants, and convenience stores. The area also has several relatively hip night spots and clubs. Family-friendly during the day, not so much at night.



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Flower House Apartment 01 - Exterior Facade

Flower House Apartment 02 - Dining Room

Flower House Apartment 03 - Kitchenette

Flower House Apartment 04 - Master Bedroom

Flower House Apartment 05 - Bedroom

Flower House Apartment 06 - Living Room

Flower House Apartment 07 - Refrigerator & Sofa

Flower House Apartment 08 - Bathroom

Flower House Apartment 09 - Washer & Laundry Area

Flower House Apartment 10 - Entrance Couch & Panda Slippers





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