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A little bit of food, a little bit of literature, a little bit of everyday fashion, a little bit of shopping, a little bit of love; it all comes together to form a rather sizeable… lump. It’s difficult to fully define what this vertical covers, but it encompasses everything that makes life enjoyable – anything that shines a light on your day belongs right here in Life.

Retro Gate: A 3,000 Square Foot Retail Haven for Self-Expression & Japanese-American Streetwear

Retro Gate: A 3,000 Square Foot Retail Haven for Self-Expression & Japanese-American Streetwear

Retro Gate, Singapore’s first Japanese-American inspired vintage and streetwear thrift store, launched its latest concept store on 12 January this year. In what started out to be a passion project between founders Ryo Yamamoto and Paul Low, Retro Gate has made a name in the local streetwear scene with its dedication to affordability, accessibility, and abundance. From vintage thrift shopping to gaming and chillout areas, and a corner to polish your sneakers, its latest store is many things in one. Previously, Retro Gate was located at a unit in Citimac Industrial Building, which is next to Tai Seng MRT. Since…
5 Steps for Setting Successful Fitness Goals

5 Steps for Setting Successful Fitness Goals

It is the time of the year when everyone becomes hyped up with their new year resolutions! Common resolutions like “I want to be fit this year” is achievable, but do you have a clear direction for it? Identifying what you want is just the first step – you should also be making a plan to achieve it! Here comes the importance of goal setting. Many of us may know about SMART goals, and for the uninitiated, it is an acronym for the following words: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-based. The SMART goals may seem like a fair framework for…
The Ultimate CNY Guide for the Non-Chinese

The Ultimate CNY Guide for the Non-Chinese

Chinese New Year (CNY) is fast approaching, and for the non-Chinese, that means two full days to go out and have fun…right? Well, not until you find out that most amenities and retail stores are closed during the Chinese New Year holidays. Is it because we’re not Chinese? With that said, there are plenty of places to visit besides shopping malls this Chinese New Year. Oh, and we’ve got you covered with the opening hours of supermarkets too! Read on to find out more. Places to Hang Out Check out these places instead of the malls for a change. Venues like…
DANAMIC $40 Prudential Marina Bay Carnival Budget Guide: Are You a Foodie or a Thrill Seeker?

DANAMIC $40 Prudential Marina Bay Carnival Budget Guide: Are You a Foodie or a Thrill Seeker?

The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is back for another season – bigger and better than ever before! Featuring 50 rides and games from Europe and around the globe, the carnival transformed the Bayfront Event Space into a massive vibrant playground. Unlike the previous season, the entire Prudential Marina Bay Carnival will be situated at a single venue, making it easier for carnival-goers to enjoy all the games and rides the Carnival has to offer. The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival also presents three new rides this season – Freak Out, Jumper Jumper, and the Wave Swinger. Prices have been made more…
To Grab or to Club: An Analysis on GrabClub’s Commute Plans

To Grab or to Club: An Analysis on GrabClub’s Commute Plans

Subscriptions are all the rage now, and Grab is clearly jumping on the bandwagon. In early January this year, Grab added two new subscription plans in the Grab app, after the first pilot of the monthly food and transport subscription plans in December 2018. For paying a fixed amount every month, subscribers will enjoy a lower upfront price for Grab services like Grab rides, GrabFood, or both. This also means paying nominal fees for guaranteed discounts – an extremely attractive perk, if you have been as addicted to the convenience of private-hire car services as we are. In this article,…
Quick Beats: Music Events for January 2019

Quick Beats: Music Events for January 2019

The year has only just begun, but music events in Singapore for the first month of 2019 are already in full swing! To save you from scouring through the internet – and from information overload – we’ve come up with a list of concerts that will be taking place this month so you won’t miss out on your favourite music acts. 12 Jan – The Vienna Boys Choir: Fly With Me The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir returns to Singapore for a special one-night only concert. Singaporeans can show their support for local talent as well – among their choristers are…
5 Tips to Improve Your Fitness Regime in 2019

5 Tips to Improve Your Fitness Regime in 2019

When it comes to health and fitness, Singaporeans are rather adventurous when it comes to trying new things. Fitness Trends 2018 Infographic by Wellness Creative Co. As we head into 2019, there are three prominent fitness trends that I believe will stay relevant: 1. Wearable tech Devices such as Polar fitness trackers, Fitbit, and Apple watches are always on you. Being able to see your fitness and health progress in real-time is a good reminder to have throughout the day. 2. Bodyweight training You need to be comfortable moving about with your own body mass. There is no point trying…
LEGO Goes Local: Pop-up Store in Changi Airport Brings Iconic Singapore Architecture to Life

LEGO Goes Local: Pop-up Store in Changi Airport Brings Iconic Singapore Architecture to Life

LEGO’s latest pop-up store is now open to the public in Changi Airport Terminal 3. While you may originally expect a regular flagship store (like I did), this is currently the only store that offers a range of LEGO renditions of local landmarks, from the breathtaking structures of Singapore architecture to the intricate models of local dishes. Thanks to full-time artist Nicholas Foo – who is one of the only LEGO certified professionals worldwide – you can now catch sight of multiple LEGO local attractions in the pockets of time that you have before your overseas vacation or after your homebound…
From Rio To Singapore: CARIUMA Sneakers Are Now Exclusively Available at kapok NDC

From Rio To Singapore: CARIUMA Sneakers Are Now Exclusively Available at kapok NDC

Although CARIUMA was founded in September 2016, the brand only debuted six months ago in May 2018, with its first pop-up and online store debut just days apart. Their efforts were met with resounding success, as seen from how its sneakers were sold in 21 countries – in just three weeks. View this post on Instagram Spotted in Singapore, CATIBA Low Black Leather. 📸 @glenntaubenfeld Show us your CARIUMA by tagging us! A post shared by C A R I U M A® (@cariuma) on Nov 6, 2018 at 8:00am PST CARIUMA’s logo, the leaf, is reflective of the rich…
DANAMIC’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018

DANAMIC’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Struggling to decide what to buy for your friend, significant other, or family members? Ditch the boring boxes of chocolates and holiday mugs and follow our Christmas gift guide – there’s definitely something for everyone; from creative and unconventional ones to the practical. Warning: With these gift ideas in mind, you may be tempted to get some for yourself too. For Home Gatherings DFS’ Wine & Spirits Products From now till 30 December, DFS Changi allows travelers to select from a wide range of wine and spirits products that can be customized to their liking on the spot in-store. Personalization…
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