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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.

Coping during COVID: Douglas Ng, Owner of The Fishball Story, adapts like fish to water in times of crisis

Coping during COVID: Douglas Ng, Owner of The Fishball Story, adapts like fish to water in times of crisis

At a time when economies are bleeding and businesses are shutting, eatery owner Mr Douglas Ng has been bucking the trend with the opening of his larger new outlet at 77 Circuit Road in April and is even toying with the idea of expanding further.  Speaking to danamic. over the phone, the 29-year-old said: “I’m actually planning to expand even during this time of the pandemic. I feel that it is a good opportunity as I think the rental might be cheaper and hiring staff will also be easier. Even during times of crisis, people will still have to eat…
Coping during COVID: Deployed frontline nurse shares his experiences

Coping during COVID: Deployed frontline nurse shares his experiences

When staff nurse G.Peremkumar first told his mother that he was going to volunteer to fight COVID-19 on the frontlines as part of the team deployed by his hospital to the EXPO Community Isolation Facility (CIF), she burst into tears.  “I was initially hesitant to inform my parents that I was volunteering for the EXPO project. But eventually, I decided to tell them as they are my loved ones and deserved to know,” explained the 28-year-old Malaysian.  “My mum cried over the phone and tried to convince me to withdraw but I refused. She even stopped talking to me for…
Coping during COVID: SG Blade Runner Shariff on remaining upbeat

Coping during COVID: SG Blade Runner Shariff on remaining upbeat

In this new series, Danamic features people from different walks of life to find out more about how they have been coping since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the shores of Singapore. Para-athlete Shariff Abdullah has overcame 29 full marathons, conquered 5 ultra-marathons and given motivational talks for 12 years but even he was left feeling rather downcast when the circuit breaker measures first kicked in.  Speaking to Danamic over the phone, the 51-year-old confessed: “Even as a motivational speaker myself, we are not perfect. This lockdown situation has affected me as well and at the start I did feel down…
The Heck Is: The Singapore Premier League?

The Heck Is: The Singapore Premier League?

Around this time of the year, Singapore’s only professional football league, the Singapore Premier League (SPL) would usually be well underway.  However, with the Covid-19 pandemic worsening on our shores in recent weeks, the league has since been suspended and we thought we might just go through what this competition is, was, and what could have been. Singapore is well-known for being a country of football-loving fans. Ask anyone on the streets and the odds of that person having watched or played the beautiful game in some capacity are pretty high. But unfortunately, most locals’ passion for football have been…
The long weekends of SG 2020: Plan your next mini-holiday

The long weekends of SG 2020: Plan your next mini-holiday

Working in Singapore can be a draining process. Luckily for us, Singapore also has one of the highest amounts of public holidays in the world, meaning just a few extra days without work to handle. For 2020 in particular, most of the eleven gazetted public holidays are situated on rather convenient days of the week. Take a look at our guide so that you can make the most out of these holidays and plan your next mini-vacation without sacrificing much of your leave: Chinese New Year Chinese New Year for 2020 falls on 25 January, a Saturday. This would mean…
Going cashless in Singapore: What to use and when

Going cashless in Singapore: What to use and when

Singapore is taking cues from China; a country where cashless now is deeply ingrained into society. As part of the government’s Smart Nation initiative, more establishments are making the move to cashless. In the case of public transport, cash top-up will no longer be an option at ticketing machines by 2020. Cashless is an inevitability, however, there’s still confusion over what cashless systems we have in Singapore and when to use them due to the variety of options available. This guide is here to help illustrate every system we have now and what situations to use them. NETS  The OG…
Getting personal with personal fitness trainer, John Fong

Getting personal with personal fitness trainer, John Fong

Looking at John Fong’s rippling, toned physique now, it’s impossible to imagine that the 26-year-old fitness trainer used to be an average guy who cannot manage to perform a pull-up. “I only started going to the gym to improve my pull-ups because I didn’t want to go in two months earlier for NS,” John quipped. John took his first step into the world of fitness as a polytechnic student, at the young age of 18. What started as an innocuous personal training to ‘escape’ early admission for conscription turned into motivation. Zero pull-ups became two, then three, and it gradually…
3 Activities to Experience at Uncle Ringo Presents The Great Circus of Europe

3 Activities to Experience at Uncle Ringo Presents The Great Circus of Europe

Remember Uncle Ringo? Does that name conjure up a sense of nostalgia within you? The famous carnival organiser continues to have a presence in our neighbourhoods ever since its inception in 1984, and now they are back again, this time right in the heart of the city with Uncle Ringo Presents The Great Circus of Europe. Uncle Ringo Presents The Great Circus of Europe is part of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020 celebrations, and ups the ante by bolstering their line-up in what is possibly their one of their largest events they have hosted. Here are 3 activities which…
Get your fix of Chindian cuisine at the newly-revamped Copper Chimney!

Get your fix of Chindian cuisine at the newly-revamped Copper Chimney!

Nestled in the cultural melting pot of Syed Alwi Road in Little India, Copper Chimney dons a fresh new look with rustic interiors and a new menu to go with their recent Halal certification. Providing customers with a delectable array of authentic North Indian and Chinese-Indian (Chindian) cuisine, Copper Chimney hopes to revitalize dining experiences with a tinge of heritage and diversity.  Offering a great space for lunch and dinner for diners of all ages, the brand has grown to become one of the best Indian food chains in Singapore since 2012. Copper Chimney’s new menu is carefully curated to…
Global Esports Federation Launched — A marriage between electronic and traditional sports

Global Esports Federation Launched — A marriage between electronic and traditional sports

With a viewership that stands over 400 million people globally and continues to increase year over year, it simply cannot be denied any longer; Esports is big. The substantial growth that the sport has seen has also turned the heads of many within sports movement. And now on 16 December 2019, those two bodies are combining together to bring the sport forward with the worldwide launch of the Global Esports Federation. The Global Esports Federation (GEF) will be the first-ever global governing body for the esports ecosystem. This will consist of athletes, sports organisations, commercial partners and other constituents. GEF’s…
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