Tuesday, November 28, 2023

203 Dog-Friendly Cafes & Restaurants in Singapore for a Pawfect Date


Dog owners are constantly looking for dog-friendly cafes and restaurants to take their precious furkids because we just want to bring our babies with us everywhere we go (myself included)!! So I've decided to compile the ultimate guide to dog-friendly/pet-friendly cafes and restaurants in Singapore! I believe this is the only guide you need so do bookmark it and check back often as it will be updated constantly. I can't keep track of all the changes that take place so while I strive to keep this list as accurate as possible, I'll advise you to make a reservation where possible, and give the eateries a call to double check! If you know of a dog-friendly venue that's not on this list, please let me know! Do also share with me your favourite dog-friendly places, and the best dog-friendly cafes or restaurants in your opinion!

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

AxiTrader (www.axi.com) - Dishonest Broker Using Erroneous External Price to Their Advantage

(UPDATED) 24 November 2023 

I first contacted Axi via email on 14 November about the erroneous external price adjustments which happened on 13 November. Their promise is that they will "get back with a reply within maximum 24 hours". They did respond to me but with a reply that did not address my queries. I then replied them, and also called in, and also chatted with an agent via live chat. Live chat and call agent said they would get Prince, the agent who replied my email, to get back to me. I did not receive any replies or responses at all until I received an email on 23 November. That's definitely way more than 24 hours.

I had basically asked for my open trades to be reinstated or for a portion of my balance to be returned to me because had the error not occurred, my open trades even with a floating P/L of -$70000 would still be open, and the market had moved according to what I was waiting for (XAUUSD to go up) right after, and hence, I would have recovered a huge chunk of my equity (probably 50-60k by 17 Nov).

This is what they sent me : "We were also advised that we can no longer reinstate the trades, days after the adjustments have been made as significant market movement have already taken place after the CPI release."

WOW, of course, you took 8 days to reply me, AFTER the CPI release, and say this.  

This clause in their contract is is obviously bullshit :

Our aim in making any adjustment to pricing will be to act fairly to you. We will not seek to take advantage of pricing errors to advantage ourselves. 

Please note that with any adjustments, our aim is always to place our company and our clients in a position as close as possible to the outcome that would have resulted had the error not occurred. 

They obviously used the erroneous trade/external price to their advantage, using it as a reason to wipe out all my balance that I would have recovered as equity. Wiping out my unrealised losses of 70k which I would have gotten back in the 4 days after and calling it as as close as possible to the outcome that would have resulted had the error not occurred?? Where's my unrealised loss of -$70000?

What a joke. This is my honest review of AxiTrader. Folks, please find a better broker and not use Axi. I guess them exiting the Singapore market (they had an office here last time) might be because they did not want to be regulated by MAS and FIDRec. I mean, makes sense, since they have such scammy practices.


14 November 2023

Hi everyone, I'm writing this post today to seek advice and help from fellow traders who use Axi on MT4. To begin, I'm pretty new to trading but I roughly know how it works. I'm definitely not good at it, have made tons of mistakes along the way and have sunk in a huge amount of money in just 2 months.

I was doing quite well initially, oh I forgot to mention that I trade only XAUUSD. The intense fluctuations allow me to make gains quickly, and also incur losses even quicker, but I believe that I can recover all my money inside, as I have twice before.

On Sunday night, before the market opens on Monday, my 

equity : 2625.75

margin : 170.60

margin available :  2455.15

I had 6.45 BUY lots, 5.81 SELL lots

Floating P/L : - 70308.69






















 On Monday morning, around 7plus am Singapore time, this drop happened, and I was instantly wiped out. All my trades were closed and I was left with -946 in my account. I was shocked.

Later on in the day, I received this Erroneous External Price email from Axi and it says that all the transactions have been voided or cancelled. I went into my account, and all my trades were still gone, but I was given an equity of 2280. 






















This was the end of day statement for that day. I wrote in to Axi, asking about the erroneous external price and about my closed trades. This is what they sent back to me :

"Please note that all these adjustments are done in accordance with our error handling policy, which can be found also in the client agreement, which you accepted upon opening your account with Axi. Here point 3.4 Errors in Prices clearly states the following: "Errors in pricing may occur from time to time. In these circumstances, we may adjust any element of your Position. Our prices reflect those in the Underlying Instrument. Prices can vary quickly and in some circumstances prices that we publish may not be available for large volumes. In addition, errors can occur, and we reserve the right to alter the price or even void the transaction. Our aim in making any adjustment to pricing will be to act fairly to you. We will not seek to take advantage of pricing errors to advantage ourselves. If we consider that a pricing Error has occurred, we may adjust various parameters of your Position, including potentially reversing or closing out Positions, which may mean that your profit is less than would otherwise be the case, or even that you incur a loss. However, such an adjustment will only occur when we are satisfied that a genuine pricing Error has occurred, that is, the price or value of the Position did not accurately reflect the price or value of the relevant Underlying Instrument."Please note that with any adjustments, our aim is always to place our company and our clients in a position as close as possible to the outcome that would have resulted had the error not occurred. If you need more help, please call or chat with us."

If the error had not occurred, my trades would not have been closed out, and my balance of around 73000 would not have been gone. I feel that they should reverse closing out my positions, and honour the TP and SL in my trades according to the current market. I held on to all my trades because I was hoping for the XAUUSD to rise, so that I can close out alot of my trades. I would have closed out 3 SELL lots and 2 BUY lots by now judging by how the market has moved in the 2 days, and I would have recovered a significant amount of my equity. How is giving me an equity of 2280 which is lower than what I even started the day with, and bankrupting my balance placing me "in a position as close as possible to the outcome that would have resulted had the error not occurred"??? Why aren't they voiding the transactions and reversing the closing out?

Even if they had to close out my trades, they could have closed out a 0.8 BUY trade to make the free margin incredibly large so that the entire wipe out wouldn't happen. I do understand as well that the computers/systems might not be smart enough to handle that, or everything happened too quickly, or they are programmed in a way to wipe people out so that Axi can make money but to say that I AM IN A POSITION AS CLOSE TO WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED HAD THE ERROR NOT OCCURRED?? How is that acting fairly to me?

Has anyone experienced this before? If yes, please share with me what you did, or what I can do to get Axi to be reasonable and help me out here. I'm not asking them to give me free money, but asking them to reverse close my trades and honour the TP/SL in my trades, fairly. The rest of my open trades which are in the red could be reinstated — I'm completely fine with that. I'm not asking for an allowance, or free pass, but just really for the circumstances to be what they would have been if the error did not occur.

UGH, not trying to gain sympathy but that's honestly all the money that I had. And I was really looking forward to recovering most of them this week as the forecasts were that XAUUSD were gonna rise, and they sure did. This is so unfair.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

CAPASSO - Modern Italian Restaurant With Unique Pastas & Well-Executed Meats

Capasso italian restaurant singapore

CAPASSO is the new kid in the Telok Ayer/Amoy area which is already home to countless restaurants and bars. Helmed by Chef Fernando Arevalo, a familiar name in the local food scene, CAPASSO is a fearless and bold outfit that pushes out contemporary Italian dishes inspired by memories of Chef Fernando's granddad. The restaurant, which also boasts an extensive selection of wines, whiskies, and yummy cocktails, strives to provide an equal space where women can explore and enjoy whiskies alongside their male counterparts. I love that CAPASSO understands and values the tastes of ladies, and is here to smash the stereotype of whiskies being a drink more suited to the palate of men. Hurray to that!

Holland Village Singapore Food Directory

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Not sure what to eat at Holland Village? Here's the Holland Village food directory that we all need. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The Ledbury - The Two-Michelin-Starred Restaurant in London Where I had My Best Meal of 2023


The Ledbury michelin starred restaurant london

Discerning Londoners with a penchant for the finer things in life will definitely have been to, or at least have heard of The Ledbury in Nottinghill. The brainchild of famous restaurateurs Brett Graham, Phil Howard and Nigel Platts-Martin have held on to the two-Michelin-star accolade for years before they shut their doors during the pandemic. They reopened to much fanfare, with tables booked up in a jiffy. I was in the UK for 7.5 months and I heard of The Ledbury from a friend who has been in the UK for 11 years. He told me he had the best meal of his life at The Ledbury back in 2015. I was really excited when I managed to get a reservation. Because I was dining alone, and plenty of Michelin-starred restaurants do not take lone diners, I was pretty certain that I wouldn't be able to give myself a birthday treat here. I decided to try my luck and I sent in an email to the team, and thankfully, they welcomed me with open arms!

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Best Dog-Friendly Accommodation in Sicily!

ai tre mercati palermo sicily best dog friendly bed and breakfast 

Sicily is one of the most beautiful places that I've ever been to. Even though I only had just over a week to spend here, and it was a mad rush visiting 4 different cities, I was really glad that I added it to my itinerary. Sicily is, no doubt, one of, if not the most dog-friendly places in Europe. Sure, Germany. France and Switzerland are incredibly dog-friendly but our four-legged babies aren't allowed in supermarkets. In Sicily, the supermarkets even have trolleys with a designated area for your pups to sit in. I was so amazed and impressed! I love that the people here love dogs! Here are the four dog-friendly hotels or bed and breakfast that we stayed at :

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

The Best Dog-Friendly Hotels & Airbnbs in More Than 50 Cities in Europe!

medousa bistrot suites taormina dog friendly hotel 

Now, after you've booked those air tickets for you and your pup out of the country, it's time to start looking at accommodation options! Here's a list of dog-friendly hotels and airbnbs that we stayed at in Europe! The highlighted ones are really good, and the rest are at least, decent! We did not include the ones that we did not fancy, and we also want to take this opportunity to thank our friends who hosted us! 

I would say that all hotels, except the ones in Greece and those under the Petit Palace group, charge a pet fee that ranges from 8 euros - 35 euros (sometimes per night, sometimes per stay). Airbnbs typically do not charge an extra fee for pets, but I do recall the airbnb in Bilbao charging us an additional 5 euros per day that we had to pay in cash.

Monday, August 14, 2023

13.5 Month Europe & UK Tour With My Dog - Flight From Singapore to Paris With Dog in Cabin

flying singapore airlines suites dog in cabin

singapore airlines emotional support animal sq suites 

Hello everyone! So my pup, Snuffles, and I left Singapore on 15 June 2022 and we travelled around Europe and the UK for 13.5 months. We just flew home on Singapore Airlines on 2 August 2023 and I thought I would do up this post since I know how everyone wants to travel with their pups! Here’s everything you would potentially need to know, I think, and if you have any questions, you can DM me on Instagram @kimberleyyeo or drop me an email at kimberleyyeo@gmail.com 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Hôtel Le Cep - Best Dog-Friendly 5 Star Hotel in Beaune!


A breathtaking property cloaked in an old world charm, Hotel Le Cep welcomes discerning travellers who are looking for an unforgettable and luxurious stay in the pretty town of Beaune. The reception and lounge area boast of intricate touches that scream history and opulence at the same time. The unique family-run hotel is warm and cozy, and is home to historical 16th century courtyards, 32 suites, 29 rooms, and a townhouse which have names that pay homage to Burgundian villages or Grand Cru wines. Spruced up with beautiful antiques, the finest fabrics, and breathtaking furniture, the hotel aims to provide the highest level of service and attention.

Monday, May 8, 2023

Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in Paris - Your Furkids Will Love These Hotels!

maison astor paris hilton room 

Paris is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the whole of Europe. Dogs are warmly welcomed in restaurants, on public transports, and in many hotels. We stayed at a few dog-friendly hotels in Paris and here are our top 3 picks! Trust us, you will not be disappointed!

Monday, April 17, 2023

Namaiki - New Japanese Omakase Restaurant in Soho(London)

Namaiki london omakase
I heard about the opening of Namaiki, a new sushi omakase restaurant in Soho, and was really excited to try it out. After being away from Singapore and travelling in Europe for 7 months, and not having any sushi at all, I kinda felt that my best bet at having decent sushi would be in London. I made a reservation a few weeks in advance for their lunch omakase on 31st Jan via their instagram page after knowing that the chef at the helm is from Japan.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Maison Astor Paris, Curio Collection by Hilton - Best Dog-Friendly 4 Star Hotel in Paris!

 maison astor paris hilton dog friendly hotel

Maison Astor might just be the best dog-friendly hotel that I’ve stayed in on my entire 6 month holiday in Europe. Built by John Jacob Astor IV, the 4 Star Curio Collection by Hilton property has an impressively rich history which dates back to 1907. Housing rooms in 9 categories, and suites in 4, the opulent Maison Astor is located on a quiet and safe street in the heart of Paris(8th arrondissement) between the Opera and Champs-Elysees. The magnificent hotel is the perfect base to explore popular attractions and visit luxury shopping streets such as Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Whether you're on a romantic honeymoon, or a relaxing vacation with your family and pup, Maison Astor promises a marvelous stay that you will remember for a long time to come.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Hôtel Bastille Spéria - Best Dog-Friendly Hotel in Marais, Paris (Very Near Bastille Metro Station)

hotel bastille paris deluxe room interior

Paris is full of dog-friendly hotels, but few check all of these 3 important boxes : affordable, well-located, and modern. If these 3 factors are as important to you as they are to me, you will definitely be pleased with Hotel Bastille Spéria which is an outstanding hotel in Marais(4th arrondissement). The trendy Marais district is interspersed with museums and art galleries, chic boutiques, and tons of great restaurants. Just a 5-minute walk from Bastille Metro Station, Hotel Bastille Spéria is the closest hotel to Place de la Bastille. The lovely property sits on the corner of the quieter Rue de la Bastille, right next to the main road, and is unmissable.

Friday, March 31, 2023

Tokyo Food Guide - The Best Food & The Best Restaurants in Tokyo

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When Tokyo is mentioned in a conversation, it's more often than not that the topic is about food. While many rave about Ichiran, Afuri, Sushi Dai, Shake Shack, Red Rock, Luke's Lobster and some of the must-eats that Singaporeans always go for, I'm here with a list of recommendations that are not usually talked about. You most definitely should not miss them when you visit Tokyo!

Monday, February 20, 2023

Médousa Bistrot & Suites - Best Dog-Friendly Accommodation in Taormina!


medousa bistrot suites taormina sicily room

Due to its proximity to Mount Etna and Catania, Taormina is one of the most popular destinations in the whole of Sicily. It's always packed with tourists and while there are plenty of accommodation options, Médousa Bistrot & Suites should be your top choice, especially if you're bringing your precious pup with you on vacation. The location of Medousa cannot be better — it sits literally on the main street, and is literally right across key attractions, and just minutes walk from all the popular sights. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Ai Tre Mercati - Best Dog-Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Palermo (Sicily) With the Nicest Host!

ai tre mercati palermo sicily room photo 

Sicily is an underrated gem that’s not on the radar of many Singaporeans, but it really deserves to be.

Filled with surprises at every turn and corner, Sicily will dazzle you with its beauty, food, and wine. If you’re planning to visit, you definitely have to visit Palermo which is probably the most beautiful city in the whole of Sicily! Expect amazing architecture, unique street food, and unparalleled Sicilian hospitality.

Our visit to Palermo saw us staying 2 nights at Ai Tre Mercati, a bed and breakfast right smack in the thick of action. Located just a short walk away from the train station, the bed and breakfast sits above one of the busiest streets, right across popular attractions, and is surrounded by plenty of food options
The location is unbeatable — it’s safe, easily accessible and within walking distance of all major landmarks.

Sicily is incredibly dog-friendly, and I have no doubt that your pup will enjoy his or her time here as well!

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Mykonos Soul Suites- The Best Dog-Friendly Hotel in Mykonos is Ultra Luxurious

mykonos soul luxurious 5 star hotel mykonos
Mykonos Soul Suites in Mykonos quite frankly took my breath away. It is, no doubt, one of the best hotels that I've stayed at in my entire life. I knew I was in for a treat before I got there, but I did not expect to be swept off my feet the moment I stepped into the luxurious property! It was just truly remarkable. Best part? It's exceptionally dog-friendly! So, if you're planning a vacation to Mykonos with your pup, look no further, because you won't find a dog-friendly hotel better than Mykonos Soul Suites.