Banyan Tree expands into Singapore and other top lifestyle news to know

Banyan Tree artist illustration. (PHOTO Mandai Park)

By: Jade Yong

Stay up to date with the latest in Lifestyle, Fashion, Entertainment and Celebrity News. Here are your Top 5 of the Day:

Banyan Tree expands into Singapore at Mandai

Popular luxury hotel chain Banyan Tree will be an eco-friendly 338-room property in the Mandai Precinct. The rooms include 24 elevated treehouses in the shaped of seed-pods, which will be set amongst the trees surrounding the resort. It also aims to be the first Super Low Energy (SLE) resort in Singapore, with energy saving measures such as the use of natural ventilation and solar panels.

Daniel Craig undergoes surgery from Bond injury

Daniel Craig suffered an injury while performing stunts for the upcoming “Bond 25” movie. The film’s official Twitter account made the announcement about his injury and resulting surgery while filming in Jamaica.

Jeannie Mai of the “The Real” opens up about her sexual abuse trauma

Popular TV host, and current co-host of ‘The Real’, Jeannie Mai opened up recently about her past having survived sexual abuse by a cousin when she was nine years old. She shared a raw and emotional moment on screen with her mum, who she was estranged from for almost a decade due to the trauma.

Heart Evangelista’s husband Chiz Ezcudero wins elections

Popular actress Heart Evangelista took to social media to congratulate her husband and gush about his gubernatorial win in the Sorsogon province. He is the province’s newest Governor after defeating Bladi Frivaldo at the polls.

Ozone-depleting gases traced to China

Chlorofluorocarbon-11 was widely used in fridges and to make foam insulation in the 1970s and 1980s. It was however banned in 1987 at the Montreal Protocol. Now researchers have found that factories in China have been releasing this ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere, it was revealed yesterday.