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Supporting The Arts Scene In Local Universities: Arunika and Sangharsa
Arts

Supporting The Arts Scene In Local Universities: Arunika and Sangharsa

While the Singaporean arts scene may not be as conspicuous compared to other countries, it has seen significant growth in the range and quality of cultural offerings. To show support for the growing arts scene in Singapore, DANAMIC supported two productions by local universities this year – ICN: Arunika by NTU and GAYA: Sangharsa (The Struggle) by SMU. ICN: Arunika Organised by Pelajar Indonesia NTU (PINTU), the Indonesian Students of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) presented Arunika, a musical that pulled the audience into the dark past of slavery and cruelty that plagued the city during the early nineteenth century. Arunika…
Mother’s Day Special: What If My Mum Was An Avenger
Staff

Mother’s Day Special: What If My Mum Was An Avenger

The Avengers are truly extraordinary heroes, battling all manner of monsters and aliens in order to keep Earth safe. The same could be said for our mothers; though no aliens or monsters are slain, they do battle with the demons of fatigue and stress constantly to make sure our lives are unburdened. Indeed, we never truly appreciate the work that our mothers put in until we stop to think about it. They work behind the scenes to ensure everything in our lives goes smoothly and are there immediately for us when we hit a bump on our life journey. Here…
To Grab or to Club: An Analysis on GrabClub’s Commute Plans
Life

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,…
5 Tips to Improve Your Fitness Regime in 2019
Fitness

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…
From K-Pop to Theme Parks: Seungri opens first VR Theme Park in Singapore with MediaFront
Life

From K-Pop to Theme Parks: Seungri opens first VR Theme Park in Singapore with MediaFront

Big Bang’s Seungri launched Singapore’s first-ever virtual reality (VR) theme park, HeadRock VR, during the media preview yesterday on 15 November 2018. The 500 square-metres, fully air-conditioned indoor theme park features 11 attractions that range from the highly-rated VR rhythm game, Beat Saber, to adrenaline pumping rides, such as Jungle Rafting – a crowd favourite in Las Vegas, Korea, and China which features an exhilarating and hair-raising escapade during the Mesozoic era, with Seungri’s voice guidance in the background of the ride. Big Bang’s Seungri and his lucky fans on the Jungle Rafting ride. With his passion for spreading happiness…
In Pictures: Manhunt Singapore 2018
Life

In Pictures: Manhunt Singapore 2018

More than brawns and good looks, the annual edition of Manhunt Singapore this year saw 31 finalists pitted against each other through their journey of self-improvement. Directed by the theme “Changing Perceptions, Changing Lives”, the competition aims to serve as a platform to tell stories of remarkable individuals and challenge deep-seated societal biases. Organised by talent agency Beam Artistes, 31 men were shortlisted as finalists from 300 auditionees as early as February this year to contend for four titles: Manhunt Singapore 2018, Senior Manhunt Singapore 2018, Manhunt Singapore (Open Category), and Best Model of Singapore (Male). The open category made…
Meet the DANAMIC team at MOX’s First Year Anniversary
Life

Meet the DANAMIC team at MOX’s First Year Anniversary

MOX, a co-working space and community for creatives, will be celebrating its first year anniversary this Saturday (27 Oct). As a part of the MOX community, join us there as we open our doors to the public for the very first time to commemorate their anniversary! Over the past year, MOX has bred the spirit of creative entrepreneurship by allowing like-minded creative professionals to collaborate and be inspired by each other within the same workspace community. Its first year anniversary aims to advocate the works that its creative practitioners and community leaders have been working on within its spaces for…
X Edition 2018: An Unconventional & Intimate Art Experience With Renowned Photographers
Arts

X Edition 2018: An Unconventional & Intimate Art Experience With Renowned Photographers

“X represents infinity, and my dream is to showcase most of these extraordinary artworks that embody this ‘X-factor’ so that the audience learns more than they think they see,” said Billy Mork, the founder and chief curator of X EDITION. Realising both his dreams and those of photography enthusiasts here in Singapore, the inaugural X EDITION art fair will showcase sculptures, installations, media art, and allow the general public to have an open dialogue with famed photographers such as Hokkaido-based contemporary artist and photographer Season Lao, New York-based fine-art photographer Stephen Schaub, and many more. An exposure from Billy Mork…
A Taste of Love and Morality: Bound Theatre Returns with ‘The Taste of Water’
Arts

A Taste of Love and Morality: Bound Theatre Returns with ‘The Taste of Water’

What happens when two people find each other again after years apart, only to be torn by the impossibility of being together? The gripping premise sets the stage for local theatre collective Bound Theatre’s sixth original production, The Taste of Water. Founded in 2011, Bound Theatre aims to explore the contradictory tensions of the human condition through their works, and The Taste of Water will be the company’s first step in fleshing out the inner states of characters. Written by Teng Zi Ying, the play follows two long-time friends who fell for each other after being years apart. In this…
Boston-based Rock Trio PVRIS To Perform in Singapore
Music

Boston-based Rock Trio PVRIS To Perform in Singapore

We don’t need a metaphor for you to know that PVRIS will be performing in Singapore for the very first time! As part of LAMC Productions’ Rising Star Series, the synth-rock trio will be performing at Hard Rock Cafe Singapore (Cuscaden) on Tuesday, 26 June 2018. PVRIS (pronounced “Paris”), consists of frontwoman Lynn Gunn (vocalist), Alex Babinski (guitarist), and Brian MacDonald (bassist). Singapore!!!! See you for the very first time June 26. Tickets on sale Friday. Pvris.com/shows Posted by PVRIS on Sunday, 20 May 2018 Formed in 2012, PVRIS was originally a metalcore band and played sporadic support shows, most notably…
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