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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…
IT’S THE SHIP 2019 releases full artiste lineup: Darren Styles, Hyo of Girls Generation, and more

IT’S THE SHIP 2019 releases full artiste lineup: Darren Styles, Hyo of Girls Generation, and more

For the sixth year running, IT’S THE SHIP takes the open waters by storm once again! Held from 13 November to 15 November 2019, IT’S THE SHIP 2019 boasts a high-octane, uninterrupted 3D2N experience onboard the award-winning Genting Dream, along with an electrifying roster of widely-acclaimed headliners and talented music artistes. Nervo IT’S THE SHIP’s larger-than-life headlining acts will see electronic dance music duo Nervo return to rule the dance decks, alongside modern UK dance music legend Darren Styles – best-known for blazing the path for hardstyle crossover to the mainstream. Joining the star-studded lineup are EDM artistes Brooklyn, Indigo Starlight,…
Seven Muslim-Friendly Travel Destinations To Visit

Seven Muslim-Friendly Travel Destinations To Visit

Calling all our Muslim friends: Want to travel, but find it a hassle to forage about for Muslim-friendly options? We’ve got you covered! Given the rise of Halal tourism – or tourism that’s in accordance with Islamic rules – over the past few years, we’ve come up with a Muslim-friendly travel guide featuring seven countries in Asia and across the world. On top of accommodation, our guide also comes with a list of recommended places to visit – complete with halal food options. If you’re not looking to travel far – or planning for a short getaway – you may…
Behind The Scenes Of Voluntourism: The Perspective Unbeknownst To Volunteers

Behind The Scenes Of Voluntourism: The Perspective Unbeknownst To Volunteers

Is volunteer tourism a boon or bane? It is a much-needed debate on an emerging trend – one that many turn a blind eye to. Volunteer tourism, also known as voluntourism, is tourism with an emphasis on work contribution and helping out at local organisations. Volunteers say voluntourism is about a sense of moral duty and attaining a transformative experience for themselves, but research by experts in the field of sustainable tourism –  such as Donald Brightsmith and Eliza Raymond – shows that it may be doing more harm than good. Like everything else, voluntourism is becoming increasingly industrialised; with…
A Shipmate’s Log: Reminiscing It’s The Ship 2018

A Shipmate’s Log: Reminiscing It’s The Ship 2018

The Genting Dream – It’s The Ship 2018 Departure: Singapore, 4 November 1500 Stopover: Phuket, 5 November 1900 Day 1 – Singapore: 4 November 2018, 1300hrs The massive Genting Dream cruise ship looms over the Marina Bay Cruise Centre as I pulled up. I don’t remember ever feeling this insignificant in my life. It was just two months ago when I made the decision to come aboard for It’s The Ship 2018. I barely listen to any electronic dance music (EDM), hadn’t been to a club in over a year, and had a paper to sit for just two days after…
If You Could Only Bring 5 Things for It’s The Ship… What Would It Be?

If You Could Only Bring 5 Things for It’s The Ship… What Would It Be?

For all the lucky ones (including us!) who will be going for It’s The Ship’s party cruise, you get to leave behind your worries and responsibilities for four glorious days. On top of that, you get to meet like-minded music fans who have travelled across the world just to attend Asia’s largest music festival on sea and meet their favourite artists up close. Before you get too excited about the trip, we’re here to remind you of 5 essential things that you definitely need to prepare for this trip of a lifetime! Official Documents Let’s get the basics out of the…
2+2 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss It’s The Ship 2018

2+2 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss It’s The Ship 2018

With already 90% of It’s The Ship tickets sold, you need to take action quicker than Big Shaq does Math. Back for its fifth year, It’s The Ship is a 4-day 3-night vacation party aboard a luxury cruise. The “Asia’s Largest Party at Sea” will be beginning its voyage from Singapore’s harbour from the 4 to 7 November 2018 with the hottest (pun intended) viral sensation of 2017, Big Shaq, at its helm. All aboard! We’re about to dive into four essential reasons why you should grab your tickets for the major event now. Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq will…
Embark On The Craziest Nomadic Adventure With Red Bull In 2018: Can You Make It?

Embark On The Craziest Nomadic Adventure With Red Bull In 2018: Can You Make It?

Hollering out to all the gutsy and fearless tertiary students out there who are complete suckers for adventure – Red Bull’s Can You Make It? is back this year after a 1-year hiatus to give you an opportunity to embark on the adventure of your lifetime. This is no understatement as you literally have to survive using Red Bull cans as your only currency to get around. Yes, that also means no phones, no tablets, and certainly no credit cards for any assistance. You’ll be uncontactable and cashless, so the only thing you can rely on is your grit for…
Witness Mother Nature In-Person: The 45-Million Strong Red Crab Migration

Witness Mother Nature In-Person: The 45-Million Strong Red Crab Migration

It’s pretty spectacular how Mother Nature can blow your mind with even the smallest things. Recall the first time you stood in awe, as snowflakes drifted past you in on an enigmatic winters day. Or, when sun’s brilliance enhanced the beauty of the flowers in the park. Heck, even the terrifying lightning racing through the clouds on a stormy night is a sight to behold! Now picture this: 45-million endemic Christmas Island Red Crabs in migration season scrambling from the lush forests to the oceanic world. Christmas Island is a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, which is home to millions of…
Brave The Blue To Taiwan With Outward Bound Hong Kong 2018

Brave The Blue To Taiwan With Outward Bound Hong Kong 2018

Ahoy fellow adventurers! Brace yourself for an exhilarating and exclusive 8-day offshore voyage to Taiwan onboard Spirit of Outward Bound Hong Kong, a Challenge 67 racing yacht which has circumnavigated the globe twice. But what if you’ve never sailed before? That’s not a problem! Embark on your own transformative journey, as you experience living and working successfully with others whilst navigating the rough coastal waters of the Taiwan Strait on this rare yet exhilarating offshore voyage. Learn to read nautical charts, take command of the helm, trim one of the headsails. Also get to know other members of your crew…
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