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FREE flow of beer.

Those are words that anyone would love to hear.

Now imagine having that, and a whole range of different types of beer, in front of you.

That’s what greeted the my paper contest winners and their friends on their trip to the brewery in Tuas on Wednesday.

my paper had asked readers to send in a write-up on why they would like to go on a special brewery tour, worth $100 for each person. The 10 winners were allowed to take along three friends.

During the tour, the group was taken around the 9ha fully automated brewery (which will be closed for renovations from Oct 1), where they learnt about the history of Tiger Beer, and how it is brewed and packaged.

They also saw old posters of the beer, beer bottles and mugs. But the icing on the cake was the fantastic “buffet spread” of beer available for tasting at the Tiger Tavern.The facility makes several beers in its brewery, including Tiger Beer, Heineken, Anchor, Baron’s Strong Brew and Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. It also imports Erdinger, Kilkenny, Strongbow, Bulmers Original Cider, Kirin, Newcastle Brown Ale and John Smith’s.

The food was also a big hit.

The group tucked into treats like butter rice with mushrooms, sushi and baked baby potatoes. For my paper winner, undergraduate Vivienne Chang, 20, it was a nostalgia trip.

She took her family along with her on the tour. She had joined the contest because her dad is a big Tiger Beer fan.

“He was the one who introduced Tiger Beer to me; it was one of the first beers I tried. It was all he ever drank,” she said with a grin.

The two took numerous pictures during the tour, and were spotted having a father-daughter bonding session over a chilled mug in the Tiger Tavern.

The Tiger Brewery Tour at 459 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim will be available until Sept 30.
The brewery will close for renovations from Oct 1. Tours cost $10.70 per person.

E-mail Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore at corpcomms@ or call 6860-3005 for enquiries or bookings.


HERE'S something you might not know about the effervescent singer Katy Perry: She once suffered from bad acne.

"I started getting acne really bad when I started touring," said Perry, 25, who was here to play at Singfest recently.

"I was under so much stress... Suddenly, all that stress started showing up on my face as blemishes."

What saved the day for her, said Perry, was the American anti-acne product Proactiv.

After using Proactiv, a three-step system of a cleanser, toner and repairing lotion, the singer said "acne doesn't get in the way of me having fun and living life to the fullest".

Proactiv (available at all Watsons stores, selected Guardian pharmacies, BHG, OG and Robinsons Raffles City), launched in Singapore in 2000, works to heal pimples and blackheads with prescription- grade benzoyl peroxide, and helps prevent breakouts before they start.

The brand is teaming up with my paper to give away seven sets of Proactiv cleanser, toner and repairing lotion (worth $91.90 each).

To stand a chance of winning, write an essay of no more than 200 words, saying why you want to use Proactiv, and why you would recommend it to your friends.

E-mail your essay, along with your name, age, phone number, e-mail address and occupation, to: [email protected]

Use the subject heading "Proactiv and my paper contest".
The deadline for entries is 12pm next Friday.


CELEBRITIES such as TV host and former newscaster Evelyn Tan will be at my paper and Lancaster’s Savvy Beauty workshop to share how they look their best.

Monaco-based beauty brand Lancaster will be giving away two hampers worth $500 each.

Participants also stand to win a three-day, two-night stay for two worth $1,600 at Club Med in Bintan.

It costs $20 to register for the workshop on Sept 4 (the price includes a $20 Lancaster voucher), to be held at the Singapore Press Holdings auditorium.

To register, go to
Registration closes on Aug 27.

Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail by Sept 2.


PROCTER & Gamble (P&G) has announced plans to use renewable and sustainable sugarcane-derived plastic on selected packaging for its Pantene Pro-V, Covergirl and Max Factor brands.

The company plans to use 100 per cent recyclable sugarcane-derived plastic in its existing facilities.

The new packaging will hit shelves next year.


BUY an issue of the revamped Simply Her, which hit newsstands yesterday, and get great freebies.

The September issue of the magazine offers free coffee from Spinelli and a free Renew Certified 100 per cent Organic Rose Hip Oil and Renew Hydrating Mist pack (worth $46.20), while stocks last.

Readers also get to enjoy 10 per cent off delicious treats from Barracks at House, 20 percent off a Haagen Dazs AutumnCelebration creation, 20 percent off a Baumkuchen cake at Patisserie Glace, and 20 percent off a choice of pizza at Skinny Pizza.

Readers who present the cover card at Metro or Robinsons get to enjoy 20 per cent off selected Perricone MD, Strivectin and ZO Skin Health products.


TOD’S has launched its first app for the iPad.

My Life Is In This Bag allows users to experience the world of Tod’s and browse its collections; it also showcases virtual-themed lifestyles.

You’ll also get a peek into the bags of socialites like Lauren Remington Platt and art dealer Brooke de Ocampo.

The app is available from the online Apple store.

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