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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’

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

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…

The Trump-Kim Singapore Summit: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

American President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un are preparing for an unprecedented summit, on June 12 at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in our very own, sunny Singapore. The meeting has been fraught with international drama, leading many to wonder if it will happen at all. Previously, President Trump has called off the meeting, citing Chairman Kim’s belligerence, while the North Koreans are still concerned about the bellicose rhetoric emerging from the American side, particularly in comments made about comparing North Korea to other military targets. Ironically, the Trump-Kim Singapore summit is happening at what seems…

Ultra Singapore 2018 Lineup: Above & Beyond, DJ Snake, and Nicky Romero Among Headlining Acts

Back for its third edition, one of the world’s largest EDM festival returns to Singapore and boasts top headliner acts such as trance legends Above & Beyond, top DJs Afrojack, DJ Snake, Nicky Romero, Steve Angello and more. The two-day event will be held during the Hari Raya weekend on 15 and 16 June 2018, and will be held at the Ultra Park, which is located just next to Marina Bay Sands! Ultra Miami’s signature Worldwide Stage will make its inaugural debut this year at Ultra Singapore, which will see the first-ever outings of artists such as RL Grime, NGHTMRE…

Outplay Them All for the First Ever Neymar Jr’s Five Qualifier in Singapore

Organised by Red Bull Product of Europe, the global event organiser is looking for the best football team to be sent on an all-expense paid trip to the Neymar Jr’s Five World Final in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr from 18 to 21 July 2018. To compete before Neymar Jr’s very eyes and meet him in person, amateur teams must first win the Neymar Jr’s Five Singapore Qualifiers 2018 held on 10 June 2018 at The Cage @ Bukit Timah. Neymar Jr's Five Singapore 2018 Ten minutes. Five players. No keeper. Are you ready for Neymar…

Spotify Turns 5 In Singapore: Learning More About Singaporeans’ Musical Tastes Daily

From aptly named playlist, Hazed & Confused (a pun on the Singapore haze season) to We Are Singapore (dedicated to Singapore’s National Day), Spotify has become quite the cornerstone of the local music scene – and to think we probably would not have fathomed as such, five years ago! Introduced to Singapore in 2013, Spotify came to be quite the fanfare of many – mostly as it was one of the first of its kind in new age music streaming services to enter the Southeast Asian region. Starting out with a small set of music in its digital catalogue, it…

#MakeWhatsNext: DigiGirlz 2018, Empowering Girls To Pursue Careers In STEM

The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report finds that gender parity is still over 200 years away, and while we know that gender parity won’t happen overnight – the good news is that across the world, women are making positive gains day by day. In view of this, Microsoft has partnered with Grab, Johnson & Johnson, LinkedIn, and Shell to launch this year’s DigiGirlz 2018 – and aptly so on March 8, which is International Women’s Day. Given women’s current low participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and for women not to be left out of…

Work & Play With The Surface Book 2 Coming To Singapore On 15 March

Pre-orders have already started for the Microsoft Surface Book 2 in Singapore, which will arrive in stores from 15 March onwards! Starting from S$2,188, the Surface Book 2 is Microsoft’s most powerful laptop yet. With the latest 8th Generation Intel processors, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (or 1060 for you power users) discrete graphics options, the Surface Book 2 provides all-day battery life, supporting up to 17 hours of video playback – think about all those shows you’ve been needing to catch-up on! If you’re seeking a powerful yet portable device, the Surface Book 2 (13.5″) weighs just slightly over…

Art From The Streets 2018: Bringing Home An Inevitable Intrinsic Element Of Street Art

If you haven’t gotten your fill yet after Singapore Art Week 2018, you can take a trip down to the ArtScience Museum Singapore for Art From The Streets, featuring some of the boldest works from a handful of the world’s most renowned and talented street artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Invader, JR, Blek le Rat and Vhils! Art From The Streets is a culmination of 40 years of Street Art, where exhibits speak of a countercultural attitude in today’s zeitgeist of conformism. Curated by Street Art expert and gallerist Magda Danysz, Art from the Streets is home to over 200 large-scale mural…