5 Things You Should Know This Week: 20 September 2017

Just the latest news in anything home and family to start your week off right

Updated on September 20, 2017 11:09 am

Cromly Editor

tex-mex fiesta at the sultan hotel & residence jakarta

1. The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta introduces its September promotion

Fried Gindara

Tex-Mex Fiesta

September is extra special at The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta because they will take you on a culinary journey. Indulge your taste buds with a simply delicious package of their Tex-Mex Fiesta. Spend time enjoying the live music at Lagoon Lounge with friends, colleagues, or your loved ones. You can also try Chicken Burrito—a Mexican classic—a tortilla filled with boneless chicken rich with spices at IDR 100,000 (about S$11) nett per portion; Churros, a delicious homemade snacks sprinkled with cinnamon sugar at IDR 60,000 (about S$6) nett per portion; and Pineapple Paradise, a cool combination of fresh pineapple, blue curacao, rum, and vodka at IDR 70,000 (about S$7) nett per glass. Or you can order in one package only at IDR 200,000 (about S$21) nett per set. For fish lovers, they will serve Fried Gindara, a cooked-from-the-heart fresh gindara with a prawn bisque and vegetables, available throughout the month of October at Lagoon Cafe at IDR 155.000 (about S$16) nett per portion.

2. Achieve good indoor air quality for a healthier home with the 3M Filtrete Electrostatic Air Conditioner Filter

Understanding the science of clean air, global science company 3M introduces the 3M Filtrete Electrostatic Air Conditioner Filter. Designed to transform air conditioner units to perform double-duty as air cleaners as well, the Electrostatic Air Conditioner Filter works like a magnet to effectively capture up to 97% of pollutants in indoor air. Constructed as an add-in component to the common air conditioner units in homes, the filter removes airborne particles such as dirt, pollen, and smoke, which can be detrimental to health.

Fitting easily into the common air conditioner units at home, the Filtrete Electrostatic Air Conditioner Filter features the unique Filtrete 3-in-1 technology, attracting and trapping up to 25x more micro-particles such as PM 2.5, allergens, and airborne particles, and 7x more large particles such as sand, as compared to ordinary screens. According to research by 3M, regular use of the Filtrete Electrostatic Air Conditioner Filter is able to reduce occurrences of potential respiratory irritation. During haze periods in Singapore, the Ministry of Health encouraged the use of the Filtrete Electrostatic Air Conditioner Filter in schools. Use of the 3M Filtrete Air Filters are also endorsed by the American Lung Association. The 3M Filtrete Electrostatic Air Conditioner Filter (2pcs, 30cmx60cm) is available in two types: the Filtrete Air Cleaning Filter (Regular) that retails at $25.50, and the Filtrete Air Cleaning Filter (Carbon) which additionally eliminates odors and stale air, that retails at $28.90. They are available at selected Fairprice, Giant, Home-Fix, Popular, Selffix stores, e-commerce sites Lazada, Qoo10, and other leading retailers.

3. Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal and Cosentino co-host fall collection preview in New York City

Last month in New York City, after appearances at the Masters 1000 in Montreal and Cincinnati and just days ahead of the U.S. Open, the world’s No. 1-ranked tennis star and Dekton spokesperson Rafael Nadal made an appearance at an exclusive cocktail event at the Cosentino Manhattan City Centerto help unveil a new collection, the Dekton® Industrial Series. Designed in collaboration with leading architect and designer Daniel Germani, the mold-breaking range of Dekton® colors will officially launch this month.

Known throughout the tennis world as “The King of Clay,” Nadal has been the brand ambassador for Dekton since 2014 and knows firsthand the importance of surface both in sport and design. His Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, a world-class training facility sponsored by Cosentino, opened last Fall in his hometown of Manacor, Spain, and boasts more than 430,000 square feet inside and out of Dekton, an ultra-compact, ultra-durable architectural surface manufactured by the Spain-based company. In addition to partnering with Nadal on his tennis academy, Cosentino recently collaborated with the tennis star on the design of his other passion, Tatel Restaurants based in Madrid, Ibiza and Miami, of which he is a co-owner alongside music sensation Enrique Iglesias and pro basketball player Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs.

4. Sony announces the new flagship model in its acclaimed Cyber-shot® RX10 series

sony cybershot RX10 IV

Featuring the world’s fastest1 AF acquisition time of 0.03 seconds and up to 24 fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE tracking, 315 phase-detection AF points that rivals those the fastest professional interchangeable lens cameras and an exceptionally versatile 24-600mm4 F2.4-F4 ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, the new RX10 IV model delivers an unmatched combination of mobility and speed for imaging enthusiasts and professionals looking for the ultimate "all-in-one" solution.

The impressive RX10 IV camera is equipped with a latest 1.0-type 20.1 MP6 Exmor RS CMOS stacked image sensor with DRAM chip along with a powerful BIONZ XTM image processor and front-end LSI. These key components all work together to maximise overall speed of operation and performance, ultimately ensuring the highest possible image and video quality throughout the entire range of the 24-600mm lens. For the first time in a Cyber-shot camera, the RX10 IV model employs High-density Tracking AF technology. This advanced technology, which had only been previously available in a select few of Sony’s acclaimed line of α interchangeable lens cameras, concentrates AF points around a subject to improve tracking and focus accuracy, allowing even the most unpredictable subjects including fast-moving athletes and birds in flight to be captured with ease. Read more about Sony's new power camera here.

5. AXA partners Singapore-based start-up igloohome to provide home owners greater peace of mind

igloohome, a Singapore based start-up that creates smart digital door locks that work with a mobile app, announced that it is partnering AXA Insurance to bundle igloohome products with AXA home insurance plans. This is the first high-level collaboration between the global insurer and a digital lock company in Singapore, offering basic and premium bundles depending on the home owners’ needs.

CEO of igloohome Anthony Chow said, “igloohome’s mission is to deliver products and services that lead to a safer and smarter way of living, and we work with partners to help achieve that goal. We are really excited about our partnership with AXA, as this helps to add a layer of protection on top of our smart locks to give our customers a peace of mind.”

“Smart digital door locks and home insurance are complementary products as both serve the vital function of protection, ensuring the integrity of the home,” said Patrick Peck, Chief Distribution Officer, AXA Insurance. “Our partnership with igloohome helps add value to the overall home ownership experience, providing synergistic benefits that assure owners that the well-being of their families and homes are well taken care of.”

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