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Deepa D/O Sundararaju

Animal and music lover, bookworm and movie enthusiast. #blackismyhappycolour
Exclusive Interview: Steve Miller-Jones at Limelight Networks shares how WebRTC technology can take viewers a step closer to real-time live streaming
Tech

Exclusive Interview: Steve Miller-Jones at Limelight Networks shares how WebRTC technology can take viewers a step closer to real-time live streaming

According to Limelight Networks’ State of Online Video Report 2018, it revealed that most Singaporean viewers narrowly preferred watching videos on their smartphones than on any other device.  With the advent of smartphones and other portable viewing devices, Singaporeans are breaking free from the confines of traditional television and instead, are turning to OTT video services and streaming platforms – such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Globally, viewing time has grown by one hour in the last year, and people who watch online content spend an average of six hours and 45 minutes every week doing so. With the…
Celebrate National Day with HANS IM GLÜCK’s “Die Die Must Try” menu!
Food

Celebrate National Day with HANS IM GLÜCK’s “Die Die Must Try” menu!

HANS IM GLÜCK launches its “Die Die Must Try” menu – a Singapore-exclusive menu crafted in light of Singapore’s 54th birthday. Available from 1 July (Monday) to 31 August 2019 (Saturday), the National Day-special menu features HANS IM GLÜCK’s take on local delicacies; consisting of its KRABBE Burger, BEEF RENDANG Burger and Singapore Rose. KRABBE Burger KRABBE Burger (SG$16) The first and only seafood burger on the menu, HANS IM GLÜCK elevates the KRABBE Burger into a never-boring, nutritious and delicious burger – with no mess guaranteed. A fusion between HANS IM GLÜCK’s signature burgergrill and soft shell crab, the…
Here’s how you can have a fun-filled date at Funan!
Guides

Here’s how you can have a fun-filled date at Funan!

Funan recently reopened on 28 June 2019 (Friday), after a three-year-long transformative redevelopment. With over 180 brands sprawled across the mall, visitors will be spoilt for choice over the array of retailers, eateries and activities offered. While it may be fun to explore Funan with friends, it certainly isn’t the same to go without a plan of any sort during a date. So where are the good spots at Funan for couples? Check out our handy Funan Shopping Guide for couples to find out! Shopping Superdry Greeting you just as you enter the mall is Superdry, great for summer wear…
Local singer-songwriter Niine tackles depression and insecurity in ‘don’t wanna sleep’
Music

Local singer-songwriter Niine tackles depression and insecurity in ‘don’t wanna sleep’

Local singer-producer Niine will be releasing his new track, ‘don’t wanna sleep’, on 19 July 2019 (Friday) on Spotify and YouTube. A mellow tune with poppy sounds thrown into the mix, ‘don’t wanna sleep’ talks about the cycle of spiralling in one’s insecurities during the night, only to go back to being “normal” in the day. Talking with Niine Niine shares with us in a conversation on the song’s significance to him and how he tackles depression. Your songs tend to be a reflection of your own life experiences. What meaning does this song hold for you? Niine: It’s literally…
IKEA YDA 2019 saw 20 unique innovations to tackling waste
Arts

IKEA YDA 2019 saw 20 unique innovations to tackling waste

Aimed to address waste decadence in Singapore and Asia, this year’s IKEA Singapore’s Young Designer Award (IKEA YDA) challenged students to propose and develop design innovations across four major waste streams – food, plastics, paper or packaging, and e-waste. Held at The Red Box on 1 July 2019 (Monday), the Grand Finale of IKEA YDA 2019 saw the Top 20 finalists from across Singapore’s tertiary institutions make their final pitch to the judges in hopes of emerging as the winner. Ms Bee Lian Soh, Head of Sustainability at IKEA Southeast Asia. “The ideas submitted and presented by the students this…
U2 adds a second show to their highly-anticipated Singapore Debut
Music

U2 adds a second show to their highly-anticipated Singapore Debut

Following the announcement of sold out shows in New Zealand and Australia earlier this week, U2 has confirmed that the band will bring their acclaimed Joshua Tree Tour to Asia!  Hot on the heels of U2’s highly-successful 2017 tour in celebration of its seminal album, The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will see the Irish rock band make a much-anticipated live return to Asia. U2 will also make a stop at Singapore and Seoul for the first time ever – with what promises to be very special concerts from one of the most renowned bands in the world.  Due to an…
Quick Beats: Events for July 2019
Life

Quick Beats: Events for July 2019

The advent of live performances is back! Our events for July features a range of concerts – from beloved K-pop artists to live covers of your favourite old school rock bands – and art acts such as Aladdin and Kurios by Cirque du Soleil. 6 July – Tiger District Party For one night only, Tiger is inviting the community to uncage their local pride at the Tiger District Party. Singaporeans can head down to Bugis to indulge in iconic dishes prepared by our beloved local chefs. From Wanton Mee to Hakka Bowls, district favourites including Nam Seng Wanton Mee, Ah…
Get your sip of happiness at Xing Fu Tang’s first outlet in Singapore
Food

Get your sip of happiness at Xing Fu Tang’s first outlet in Singapore

Taiwan’s highly anticipated bubble tea brand Xing Fu Tang (幸福堂) will officially open in Singapore on 28 June 2019 (Friday) at Century Square, marking the brand’s first foray into Singapore. Xing Fu Tang’s official opening also comes hot on the heels of its pop-up held at Takashimaya earlier this June. The pop-up was met with resounding success, which saw over 1,500 cups sold daily.  Xing Fu Tang, which translates to ‘Realm of Happiness’, was founded by Edison Chen in Taiwan in January 2018. The brand name, along with its signature artisanal Brown Sugar Boba Milk drink, was inspired by Chen’s…
Funan returns with an innovative shopping concept for the new generation
Life

Funan returns with an innovative shopping concept for the new generation

Funan makes its highly-anticipated return on 28 June 2019 (Friday) after undergoing a three-year redevelopment. Located right in the heart of the Civic District, Funan aims to inspire play, learning, creativity and connection with more than 180 brands clustered around six passion themes – Tech, Craft, Play, Fit, Chic, and Taste. Of these, around 30% are new-to-market brands, new concept stores or flagships. Also, more than 60% of the brands originate from Singapore, reinforcing Funan’s position as a showcase for local talents. Funan’s main features include a cycling path and bicycle hub, kinetic wall, and the Tree of Life. Cycling…
Sustainable meat may mark the end of the meat industry as we know it
Longform

Sustainable meat may mark the end of the meat industry as we know it

With the advent of technology and resources, we have evolved from passive to active consumers. Growing concerns over the environmental impact and sustainability of the meat industry have got many meat eaters realising that cutting back on meat may have more benefits than they previously considered. The proportionate – if not significantly higher – rate of meat consumption to the rise in population means that eventually, demand for meat will surpass that of its supply. The answer to all – sustainable meat. Plant-based meat was met with resounding success, despite its limited accessibility. Meanwhile, cultured meat looks to be the…
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