Sales of the internationally acclaimed graphic novel “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” in Singapore have spiked after its author Sonny Liew won three Eisner Awards. The 42-year-old is the first Singaporean to win an Eisner, the comic industry’s equivalent of an Oscar. Kinokuniya Singapore store director Kenny Chan told Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore that the company’s flagship store in Ngee Ann City shifted close to 80 copies of “Charlie Chan” in the week starting 17 July, as compared to the usual of 10 or more copies a week.
Passengers at Changi Airport's Terminal 4 can look out for entertaining features at the Heritage Zone as well as new art installations. Here's a first look. STORY: Why Changi Airport's T4 is set to become Singapore's most entertaining and stress-free terminal yet Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Changi Airport’s Terminal 4, located at the the Budget terminal's old spot, boasts innovative technologies, multi-sensory artworks and entertaining features, an impressive feat for a space that is only half the size of Terminal 3.
It’s only been two weeks since McDonald’s locally-inspired offerings hit our shores, but the overwhelming popularity of the items has led to them being sold out very quickly. In a statement on Tuesday (25 July), McDonald’s said the Nasi Lemak Burger, Chendol McFlurry and Bandung McFizz were now sold out islandwide, and thanked Singaporeans for the support. “Inspired by the iconic Malay dish, the Nasi Lemak Burger attracted customers not only in Singapore but also across the border, and even made its way to the number one spot on Twitter’s trending topics list during the week of its launch,” McDonald’s said in the statement.
Miss Universe Singapore announced its top 20 finalists on Saturday (22 July), who will be vying for the crown at the pageant finals on 11 October.
Popular budget airlines Scoot and Tigerair officially merge on Tuesday (25 July) with five new travel destinations added under the Scoot brand.
Disappointed Justin Bieber fans who bought tickets to his Singapore concert will be able to get their refunds start from next Tuesday (1 Aug). Earlier on Tuesday (25 July), the Canadian singer-songwriter announced that he would be cancelling the remainder of his PURPOSE WORLD TOUR, including his Singapore stop on 7 October at the National Stadium. In a press release, local concert promoter UnUsUaL Entertainment stated that those who had purchased tickets will receive full refunds.
K-pop group Seventeen will be returning to Singapore for a concert on 9 Sept (Friday) at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre Halls 601-604 at 7.30pm, concert organiser IME announced last Friday (21 July). Priced from $118 for CAT 4 to $248 for CAT 1, and the VIP package at $308 (all excluding $4 ticket booking fees), tickets will be sold via Apactix and all SingPost outlets. All VIP package ticket holders will get an official concert lanyard, as well as receive a hi-touch (gentle high-five) with Seventeen. ...
UPDATE: Online video service Viu said it has removed the drama from its platform. South Korean broadcaster MBC issued an apology on Friday (21 July) over its most recent drama, “Man Who Dies To Live”, after it was slammed online over its portrayal of Muslims. In the show, which stars Choi Min-soo as the main lead, there are scenes of women who appear to be Muslim wearing hijabs in bikinis.
Two days after the award ceremony, while writers, artists and members of the public have been fulsome in their praise of Sonny Liew, the silence from the establishment has been conspicuous.
Hundreds of tea lovers gathered at the inaugural Singapore Tea Festival that took place last weekend (22-23 July) in the basement of ION Orchard. Presented by local heritage tea retailer The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. in conjunction with the Singapore Food Festival, the two-day event delivered a showcase of all things tea in Singapore. There were four main themed elements – A Tea Market, a Teapitiam, a Tea Room and a Tea Museum.
It’s looking to be a really exciting weekend ahead. Apart from the highly-anticipated Eric Nam concert and Piece of Peace world tour, there will be festivals aplenty. From the IGNITE Music Festival to the Iconic Water Festival and even a poetry festival, you won’t want to miss out on the fun!
Despite gaining the most Eisner Award nominations of any creator in 2017, Singapore's Sonny Liew is still "stunned" at having won three of them.
Comic artist Sonny Liew has become the first Singaporean to win an Eisner Award, the comic industry's equivalent of the Oscars. Out of six nominations, Liew garnered XX Eisners at this year's ceremony.
Popular Korean actress Park Shin-hye, known for her roles in dramas such as “Doctors”, “Pinocchio” and “The Heirs”, was in Singapore to celebrate the launch of Korean beauty brand Mamonde on Friday (21 July). The 27-year-old is currently on her Asia fan meeting tour, and visited Hong Kong before dropping by Singapore.
Kim Lim, the daughter of billionaire Peter Lim, revealed via an Instagram post on Friday (21 July) that she is set to get married next March. Lim was rumoured to be engaged to Mario Ho, the son of Hong Kong gambling magnate Stanley Ho, after being seen spending Valentine’s Day with him last year. Earlier on Friday (21 July), Lim was also in the news when football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo visited her and her father at Thomson Medical Centre, where she is warded with her newborn.
Popular Japanese lifestyle brand MUJI opened its largest Southeast Asian outlet in Singapore on Friday (21 July), located on the first floor of Plaza Singapura shopping mall.
Two members of veteran South Korean K-pop group Shinhwa, Minwoo and Andy, made a surprise appearance in Singapore on Wednesday (19 July) to film an episode of their online food and travel programme, “One Night Food Trip”. The episode was streamed live from the live-streaming app, V Live at 7pm.
Mediacorp actors and real-life married couple Fann Wong and Christopher Lee will be acting in the same drama for the first time in 14 years, after “Always On My Mind” in 2003.
At the age of 56, Hollywood actress Julianne Moore continues to be a powerful role model for many women around the world. Having starred in several memorable films such Hannibal and Children of Men, and recently being the face of new lingerie collection Florale by prominent brand Triumph, Moore has also been a strong supporter of planned parenthood.
Popular K-pop group B.A.P will be returning to Singapore for a concert on 18 August (Friday) at the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands at 7.30pm, concert organiser Multimedia Entertainment announced last Wednesday (12 July). Priced from $148 for CAT 3 to $288 for CAT 1 (all excluding $4 ticket booking fees), tickets will be sold via the Sistic and Marina Bay Sands website. CAT 1 ticket holders will get an autographed album and one ‘perk’, which is either to receive a hi-touch (gentle high-five) with B.A.P or take a photo with the band in groups of 10.
Former Mediacorp artiste Aloysius Pang pleaded guilty to drink driving on Thursday (20 July). For the offence, Pang was fined $2,000 and disqualified from driving for 18 months. In the courtroom on Thursday, Pang listened quietly as the judge read out his sentence.
While thousands of Singaporeans continue to get hitched every year, more couples have also been calling it quits.