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Singapore Budget 2019: What’s in it for you?
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Singapore Budget 2019: What’s in it for you?

Here we are again. In the space of two hours and six minutes on 18th February, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced the Budget 2019 – a breakdown of how the government plans to use our nation’s funds for the year ahead.   Naturally, this is a hot-button topic, and as with every other year, financial analysts all over Singapore and news sites have been dissecting the budget plan and sharing their insights. As Minister Heng mentioned, this was a very lengthy speech and if you have not been keeping up with the news, delving into two hours’ worth of…
Southeast Asia’s First Pokémon GO Safari Zone Event in Singapore: Catch Unown, Shiny Shuckle, and More!
Gaming

Southeast Asia’s First Pokémon GO Safari Zone Event in Singapore: Catch Unown, Shiny Shuckle, and More!

Ever since its release back in 2016, Pokémon GO is a mobile game based on a legendary Japanese franchise that has caused a frenzy amongst Singaporeans, all ages alike. Starting out with only the first generation of Pokémon, the game has since expanded to include the Johto (Gen 2, 1999-2002), Hoenn (Gen 3, 2003) and Sinnoh (Gen 4, 2005-2006), along with new mechanics to the game such as trading and Player versus Player (PVP). Now, Pokémon GO players have an extra reason to be excited. Niantic, creators of the game, announced an event that will take place in Sentosa –…
The Trick to Taking Insta-Worthy Photos for Ladies – Part 1: How to Choose Your Backgrounds, Strike Your Poses, and Plan Your Angles
Guides

The Trick to Taking Insta-Worthy Photos for Ladies – Part 1: How to Choose Your Backgrounds, Strike Your Poses, and Plan Your Angles

Have you ever wondered how other ‘Instagrammers’ all seem to have amazing, coordinated feeds, while yours turn out plain, messy, and boring? If you aspire to start taking better photos of yourself without having to burn a hole in your pocket on expensive clothes and professional camera equipment, this is the guide you’ve been waiting for. To create an eye-catching photo, there are a few things to look out for: the background, the outfit, the angles, the poses, and the general colour scheme. All of this may sound daunting, but once you get the hang of it, taking good pictures…
Jewel Changi Airport: Shake Shack, Pokémon Center, and the World’s Tallest Indoor Waterfall Makes its Debut in Singapore
Life

Jewel Changi Airport: Shake Shack, Pokémon Center, and the World’s Tallest Indoor Waterfall Makes its Debut in Singapore

If you have not been kept in the loop, CapitaLand just unveiled the pre-opening of their super mall, Jewel Changi Airport on Thursday, 11 April. The pre-opening gave approximately 60,000 people a sneak preview of what the mega structure has to offer for everyone visiting it. The mall stands at 1,443,000 square feet and it is the second largest one in Singapore, with VivoCity topping the list with 1,500,000 square feet. It will officially be opened to the public on 17 April 2019.   Aside from the sheer scale of the mall, here are some facts of Jewel Changi: There…
Block Live Asia 2019: Blockchain, Explained
Tech

Block Live Asia 2019: Blockchain, Explained

Looking to learn more about the world of Blockchain? Here is your chance: Block Live Asia makes its debut as a never-before-seen part-convention part-festival from 18 to 19 April! If you think that Blockchain is irrelevant… well, you should start paying attention. In Singapore, Blockchain is all around us Today, Blockchain has already extended its services to our nation’s banks, real estate, schools, and across many industries. For example, Singapore Airlines’ frequent flyer programme, Krisflyer, has restructured its payments and loyalty programme by implementing the Blockchain structure for its new digital wallet. With Blockchain, the digital wallet allows members to…
The Mystery of Shirkers
Cinema

The Mystery of Shirkers

To call Shirkers a mystery would be an understatement. The documentary, now out on Netflix, explores the story behind Sandi Tan’s 1992 would-be film of the same name. Together with her best friends and teacher from film class, they embarked on a two-month long adventure to make Singapore’s first surrealist indie road movie about a serial killer. Just when shooting was over, however, their teacher, Georges Cardona, vanished with the footage. He left no reason for his disappearance and no trace of the film the friends had poured so much into. The film answers the questions raised by the disappearance…
Joel Madden Talks Playing Fortnite and Love for Gentle Bones
Music

Joel Madden Talks Playing Fortnite and Love for Gentle Bones

The Formula 1 season is around the corner yet again, but this year, fans of American rock band Good Charlotte have extra cause for celebration – the 39-year-old vocalist Joel Madden will be coming to town for the premium party, The Podium Lounge. Touted as Singapore’s largest and most glamorous trackside after-party, The Podium Lounge will return once again for its 10th anniversary at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Hosted by ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Yoong and E! News Asia’s Yvette King, guests can expect three nights of exciting, glamorous entertainment. Aside from churning out hits alongside his brother Benji with…
Review: The Philips SpeedPro Max Makes Cleaning Swift, Smooth and Stylish
Tech

Review: The Philips SpeedPro Max Makes Cleaning Swift, Smooth and Stylish

The SpeedPro Max, a new cordless cleaner from Philips, is said to be one of the better cordless vacuums in the market. The two-in-one cleaner clocked in the fastest cordless cleaning experience. The vacuum is able to deliver suction in every direction through its 360-degree nozzle (that comes with stylish LED lights) and is powered by a 25.2V lithium-ion rechargeable battery that allows for a cordless vacuuming time of up to 65 minutes. The Philips Speedpro Max is the perfect home appliance to clean up every nook and cranny of your home. The vacuum is designed to address the tiresome…
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…
Friendly, What Friendly? PSG and Atletico Produce a Cracking Finale for ICC Singapore
Life

Friendly, What Friendly? PSG and Atletico Produce a Cracking Finale for ICC Singapore

If this was meant to be a pre-season friendly, then it turned out to be everything but one. We often hear, read, and witness first-hand about how drab these matches can get, and about how fans are not getting their money’s worth because of the absence of star players. But for the 22,007 fans present at the National Stadium last night for the International Champions Cup (ICC) match between Paris Saint Germain and Atletico Madrid, they will certainly talk about this contest for the next few days and weeks, if not months and years to come. If they arrived disappointed…
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