2018 in review: Our biggest hits in lifestyle stories, from cool and quirky date ideas to SG life hacks

Let’s take a look back at 2018 in the realm of lifestyle. So much happened, from juicy celeb scandals to lit music festivals to cool new gym spots — but as usual, clicks don’t lie. And these top six lifestyle stories from Coconuts Singapore made it clear that y’all are ravenous for life hacks, date ideas, and midnight shenanigans.

So read on and reminisce.


Best date ideas in Singapore: Unique and creative ways to romance your partner with a night out

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Oh yeah, romance isn’t dead. Or at least, it’s progressed beyond the usual evenings of dinner and drinks. Topping our list, this round-up of quirky date ideas across the island seems to be the gift that keeps giving — whether it be Valentine’s Day, your significant other’s birthday, or any other last-minute celebration.


Top things to do in Singapore after midnight: Late night activities that don’t involve drinking and dancing

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Looks like we’re a city of night owls, because there’s plenty to do in Singapore after the clock strikes midnight. And we’re not talking clubbing or binge-drinking. From ghost hunting and game nights to spa treatments and arcade sessions, we’ve got loads of options beyond booze.


The real truth behind the big spat between Hong Huifang and Pan Lingling

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Surprise, surprise. The celeb spat between local actresses Hong Huifang and Pan Lingling made it on our list. Can’t remember what happened? Click on the link to get a little refresher on what made this story so juicy to you all.


The Gym Pod is SG’s first 24-hour private, pay-per-use automated container gym

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Just in time for your New Year fitness resolutions, we’re here to remind you of this little gem spotted in the Buona Vista area. It’s a tiny, pay-per-use container gym that opens 24/7, allowing you to sweat it out anytime without anyone with a lower percentage of body fat judging staring at you.


Life hacks: 13 local apps that make your life easier in Singapore

CutQ app

Granted, we’ve had tons of new apps come our way since January this year, but still, in case you missed it, this is a pretty useful guide to help you avoid long lines and bus waits in 2019.


Best outdoor cinemas in Singapore for movie date nights

Photo: Singapore Open Air Cinema Club/FB

Movie theaters are cool and all, if you wanna catch the latest blockbuster the moment it drops. But these breezy outdoor cinemas sure make screenings a lot more chill and casual, with titles alternating between box office hits and indie delights.

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