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West Side Story – A Review

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West Side Story Singapore 2017
West Side Story Singapore 2017

Romeo and Juliet inspired  play West Side Story has recently hit the shores of Singapore. The Musical by Arthur Laurents with music by Leonard Bernstein opened at the Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands earlier on this week on the 13th of September.

I was lucky to be invited  to view this musical and it was my 1st time stepping into the Mastercard Theatre to watch a show.  As the show was not suitable for under 16s   due to the adult themes I brought a long a friend to watch the show together with me and we had a blast.

Our tickets to the preview of West Side Story
Our tickets to the preview of West Side Story

Set in the mid 1950s , the tragic love story between a Puerto  Rican girl (Maria) and a  White American (Tony) was portrayed by an all American cast.   The lead actor Marc Koeck as Tony opened up the play with an impressive rendition of his solo ” Maria”. The lead actress   Natalie Bellenger as Maria appeared on stage shortly after and they engaged in the duet  “Tonight”.

Instant chemistry was clearly evident between the leads and the hostility between the rival  street gangs the  Puerto Rican Sharks and Jets, a white gang could be strongly felt by the audience through a mixture of  dance and song. There were elements of pop, funk and jazz brought out through the bold movements of the dancers as they pranced around the stage effortlessly.

Watching the musical brought back memories to the time when I was performing on the violin as part of the live ensemble  during my secondary school days for the plays that were put up as part of the school’s anniversary celebrations.   It has been a really  a long time since I have heard a live orchestra and dancers belting out tunes while dancing on stage.

Capturing a shot with Amie of @mamamiethots before the show started
Capturing a shot with Amie of @mamamiethots before the show started

The first half of the 155 mins musical moved rather slowly as the shenanigans of the rival gangs were played out.  The pace picked up after the intermission and it ended on a “bitter sweet” note after the shootout which resulted in Tony’s death.

The West Side Story is still showing nightly at the Grand Theatre, Mastercard Theatres  at Marina Bay Sands till the 30th of September. (You can still catch it while you can!!)

Tickets are from S$55 to S$185  and can be purchased via the  Sistic  website. 

Limited Time Offer
Cool Tix (Students & NSFs) at S$35 nett ticket*
Silver Tix (Senior Citizens above 60 years old) at S$35 nett ticket*

*Only applicable to E Reserve ticket.
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Disclaimer: I was given 2  tickets to view the musical West Side Story. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

 

 

 

Grab good bargains at honestbee’s Family Market

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Family Market- The new store on Honestbee
Family Market- The new store on honestbee

There is a ” new kid” on board  in  honestbee’s selection of stores-  FAMILY MARKET .  This new store focuses on family and baby essentials that interested customers will find of good value.

Being a busy mum of three, I hardly have time to go supermarket shopping at times. I dread buying groceries with the kids on the weekend as it is extremely crowded  with shoppers making it twice as tiring navigating through the aisle.

For the past few years I have been buying groceries  and household items online as it saves me the hassle of jostling with the crowd and having to lug the heavy bags home after each trip.  Now with even more stores available online  I have even more chances to snap up more bargains.

The main page of Honestbee
The main page of honestbee

Why should I shop at Family Market?

Price of Pampers at Fairprice Online
Price of Pampers at Fairprice Online
The same Pampers as sold in Family Market
The same Pampers as sold in Family Market

SAVINGS = $$$$

As you can see from the above screenshots comparing the same item – Pampers Baby Diapers ( L Size) from two different stores on honestbee’s website– NTUC and Family Market there is significant savings if the product is purchased from Family Market.

There is a saving of  $5.30 if the item was purchased from Family  Market. That is a whopping 30% off the listed retail price!!

Is Everything much cheaper at the Family Market?

A bottle of Pokka Green tea sold in NTUC
A bottle of Pokka Green tea sold in NTUC
Bottle of Pokka Jasmine Green Tea as sold at Family Market
Bottle of Pokka Jasmine Green Tea as sold at Family Market

Not everything sold at Family Market may be cheaper then in other stores. The bottle of Pokka  Jasmine Green Tea is $0.35 more expensive then if it was purchased at NTUC.

The variation of price of an item ,whether it is cheaper or more expensive, depends on  the probability that  the  store you are comparing with is having an offer when you shop.

How about comparing with items from other websites/ stores not from honestbee?

Kinoshimitsu Collegeon Diamond as sold at Family Market
Kinoshimitsu Collegeon Diamond as sold at Family Market
Kinoshimitsu Collagen Diamond as sold on Redmart
Kinoshimitsu Collagen Diamond as sold on Redmart
The same item sold at Watsons
The same item sold at Watsons

If you are lucky you maybe able to spot some exclusive discounts over at Family Market when you decide to go shopping.

For the beauty supplement Kinoshimitsu Collagen Diamond you can see that it is being sold at $55.90 while it retails $69.90 on the other two websites. A savings of  $14.00!!

What are you waiting for? Check out the new Family Market at honestbee  and start picking up some bargains for you and your family.

Disclosure: This post was crafted in collaboration with honestbee.   All opinions are 100% mine There are affiliate links in the post  and I will earn a commission if you purchase through them. If you wish to support Dominique’s Desk do consider making purchases through these links. Thank you 🙂