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Deepa D/O Sundararaju

Deepa D/O Sundararaju

Animal and music lover, bookworm and movie enthusiast. #blackismyhappycolour
Forget The Curse of the Naga – here are the top three haunted houses at Halloween Horror Nights 9 (HHN9)
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Forget The Curse of the Naga – here are the top three haunted houses at Halloween Horror Nights 9 (HHN9)

Universal Studios Singapore (USS) is back for another spine-chilling season of its annual premier Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). Back for its ninth season, HHN9 will take place across 16 nights till 31 October 2019. Visitors can look forward to experiencing five haunted houses, two scare zones, and two killer shows! Death Fest Live Show At Death Fest Live, visitors can headbang and mosh along to a killer show, which features a morbid metal procession led by the savage Death Trap band. If ear-popping metal guitar riffs, stunning pyrotechnics, and a “live sacrificial procession” isn’t your thing, then grab…
Quick Beats: Events for October 2019
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Quick Beats: Events for October 2019

Brace yourselves as the month of October sees the arrival of pop heartthrobs Shawn Mendes, New Hope Club, and one of the rarest ways to go old school with Backstreet Boys. And if you love all things sweet, or need a little Disney magic in your life, then The Bubble Tea Factory and Disney: Magic or Animation exhibitions are for you! Don’t forget to catch a dose of witty yet dark humour with Daniel Sloss on his live stand-up performance, Daniel Sloss: X. 4 Oct – ‘Shawn Mendes: The Tour’ Live in Singapore Born in Toronto, singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes released…
“Each year we try and finish our season with something either lighter or a musical with a kicker of a story. This year, we found both in Urinetown.”
Arts

“Each year we try and finish our season with something either lighter or a musical with a kicker of a story. This year, we found both in Urinetown.”

Pangdemonium ends its 2019 season with a splash – Urinetown: The Musical gleefully takes the piss out of politicians, populism, “people power”, capitalism, corporate corruption, and musicals themselves! 20 years on, Urinetown continues to catapult musical theatre into a new dimension with its demented – yet uncannily familiar – depiction of a dystopian world, outrageous songs and a cunning knack of making you laugh ‘til you wet your pants. Urinetown is set in a fictional “most expensive city in the world”, where a cross-border water crisis has led to a government ban on private lavatories. The woeful water shortage sees the…
“The only way we have monsters is if we create them”: Celebrity Designer ‘M’ on sustainable fashion and heading The Podium Lounge 2019’s Fashion Circuit
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“The only way we have monsters is if we create them”: Celebrity Designer ‘M’ on sustainable fashion and heading The Podium Lounge 2019’s Fashion Circuit

The Podium Lounge returns once again as the biggest track-side celebrations of the Formula 1 Grand Prix season. Held from 20 September to 22 September 2019 at the Grand Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, partygoers may just get to rub shoulders with celebrities, supermodels, and even Formula 1 drivers and teams! Melanie C will be opening The Podium Lounge’s first night Opening The Podium Lounge Singapore is “Sporty Spice” Melanie C, who will be getting everyone in the mood for the night with her powerful DJ set. Day 2 sees world-renowned The Cuban Brothers starting the party with their…
Meet Jian Yang, the man with over 12,000 toys and a book about tissue couture for dolls
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Meet Jian Yang, the man with over 12,000 toys and a book about tissue couture for dolls

With over 12,000 toys in his collection, Jian Yang is one of Singapore’s largest toy collectors. The 39-year-old PR consultant had painstakingly built his collection since 1984, and now has the largest Barbie collection in Asia and an international following of over 20,000 and growing!  We recently visited Jian’s toy haven – his home – to talk about his journey as a toy collector. He shared with us on both the unique experiences he never would have had otherwise, as well as the dissent faced by the community, who even falsely label him as a gay, rich doll collector. Jian…
Traditional meets contemporary at Guo Pei’s exhibition in Singapore
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Traditional meets contemporary at Guo Pei’s exhibition in Singapore

In collaboration with world-famous couturière Guo Pei, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) presents ‘Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture’. Held till 15 September 2019, the exhibition spans across two galleries and feature 29 of Guo Pei’s dresses, as well as 20 Chinese art pieces from the museum.  Guo Pei’s creations were erratic yet full of grandeur, it felt like I was walking through Lady Gaga’s wardrobe – had she been a fan of Chinese-inspired fashion. I personally like how each of her gowns come complete with accompanying accessories, headgear, and shoes. Yellow Queen Even before entering the galleries, visitors are met…
The Vamps ‘Four Corners’ Tour in Singapore: A night of surprises and celebrations with the Vamily
Concerts

The Vamps ‘Four Corners’ Tour in Singapore: A night of surprises and celebrations with the Vamily

Back after three years, British pop-rock band The Vamps set base at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore once again. Held on 15 August 2019 as part of their Four Corners Tour 2019, The Vamps enthralled fans with their high-energy performance and electrifying setlist filled with songs both new and old.  The night also saw the quartet – consisting of vocalist Bradley Simpson, James McVey on guitars, Connor Ball on bass and drummer Tristan Evans – join the vamily for a night of celebrations, such as Tristan’s birthday and even a wedding proposal! At slightly after 8pm, The Vamps took…
Quick Beats: Events for September 2019
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Quick Beats: Events for September 2019

September sees the return of many events and music acts. Techies will be excited to know that COMEX 2019 makes a comeback this month, while music enthusiasts can keep an eye out for returning K-pop artists such as Epik High, EXO, and the iconic Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix star-studded concert lineup. This month, we are also looking forward to a slew of cultural events leading up to the Mid-Autumn Festival and other fun ones like the Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights and Pangdemonium’s Urinetown musical. Let’s get right into it. 29 August to 8 September – Walking With…
IT’S THE SHIP 2019 releases full artiste lineup: Darren Styles, Hyo of Girls Generation, and more
Concerts

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,…
Behind the scenes of Disney’s Aladdin musical: 500,000 Swarovski crystals, 120 gold pieces on the ‘Cave of Wonders’, and the Merlion has a cameo
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Behind the scenes of Disney’s Aladdin musical: 500,000 Swarovski crystals, 120 gold pieces on the ‘Cave of Wonders’, and the Merlion has a cameo

Since the curtains have lifted at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, the Broadway musical production of Aladdin was met with rave reviews. With less than 5 days left to the end of the extravagant yet mesmerizing production, Aladdin continues to transport audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and a timeless romance.  Many of you Disney fanatics would have seen the spectacular show by now, but did you know how much efforts was required behind the scenes to deliver the grandeur that we see on stage?  Let us take you wonder by wonder as…
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