We celebrated one of our customer’s birthday recently in Singapore. It was a surprise early birthday celebration. Mr. Leong has been our customer at Myle Enterprise during the beginning of our business set up.


Mr. Leong is actually from Penang, Malaysia but went to Singapore for a holiday trip with his family. It was a meaningful celebration as he got to celebrate his birthday early with his relatives in Singapore, whom he does not get to meet often.


Mr. Leong’s family photo at Gelatissimo in Singapore. You can see Taufiq from Gelatissimo behind, holding both his thumbs up.


While he was having his dinner with his family, we went to get gelato and presented it to him as his “birthday cake”, complete with candles for him to make a wish and blow the candles out. The gelato we got was from the Gelatissimo branch at Singapore Flyer.



The gelato was scooped individually into single cups, which was then presented nicely with biscuit wafers and mini spoons. Mind you, this presentation was done impromptu and we would say it is pretty impressive without prior planning. The credit goes to the friendly person-in-charge at this Gelatissimo outlet, which was Taufiq. We told him about the little birthday surprise we wanted to give Mr. Leong and Taufiq was so nice to scoop the gelato into full presentable cups. Looks like he filled it way beyond the cup and we appreciate his generous serving of the delicious gelato. Please note that this presentation is done only upon special request for this surprise birthday celebration, so if you would want something like this for your celebration, you can always contact Gelatissimo at Singapore Flyer for more details. Their contact details are included at the end of this article.As for the candles, we took it with us when we travelled from Penang to Singapore as we wanted to be ready to have a celebration but just deciding on where, when and what details. So we managed to pull off a planned-impromptu surprise (if that makes sense). Trust us as event organisers to jump into action whenever there is an event for us to plan but it is not like we always carry candles everywhere we go. We will make do with what resources we have.


If you noticed from the picture above, the gelato was slightly melted. This is due to the brief walking distance from the Gelatissimo outlet to Mr. Leong’s dining table to surprise him and the heat from the candles contributed to this too. This melting goodness made the gelato even more delicious as it was so tastefully creamy once you put it into your mouth. There was also a short wait for Mr. Leong as he was away taking pictures of the view at Singapore Flyer but once he appears at the table, we began to sing the “Happy Birthday” song. He did not know that the celebration was for him as it was a surprise and held earlier before his birthday. Yes, surprise was successful !

Mr. Leong smiling with his gelato “cake”.


His daughter, Ms. Leong, asked if he remembered to make a wish before he blew out the candles and to that, he replied, “I cannot tell you my wish, if not it might not come true”. So he must have made a wish and may his wishes come true.


The way Gelatissimo showcased their gelato was pretty peculiar, where you can see the whole Nutella bottle, unwrapped candy bars, huge apples and other fruits stacked on top of the gelato in their respective flavours’ trays. Unique, indeed.


This is the view from one part of the outlet where they have a selection of gelato flavours. There were more gelati available.


Some of you might be wondering, “What is gelato ? It looks like ice cream to me”. Gelato (plural : gelati) technically is Italian ice cream; whereby it is softer and smoother as compared to ice cream, with less fat contents and air contents. Less air contents means that you get more of the product in one scoop which translates to more flavour and value for money in that one scoop. The beauty of gelato is that good gelato is made out of natural ingredients with no artifical flavours, colouring and ingredients. At Gelatissimo, their gelato is made fresh everyday by their artisan gelato makers with the best, natural ingredients and they have won many awards, which can be seen from their website.


Gelatissimo’s banner detailing the difference between gelato and ice cream. If you can manage to enlarge the picture, you can read all about it.


We wish Mr. Leong a happy birthday once again. May you have a long, prosperous and happy life. By the way, the date this article is published is also his actual birthday. Another one of our planned-impromptu action. If you happen to be in Singapore, you would want to try Gelatissimo’s many-flavoured gelati. List of flavours can be found in their website.


Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue, #01-14, Singapore 039803.
(opens on Sunday to Thursday, 11.30a.m. to 11p.m.;
Friday & Saturday, 11.30a.m. to 12a.m.)


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