• Beauty secrets of Disney On Ice's Snow White and Cinderella
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    Beauty secrets of Disney On Ice's Snow White and Cinderella

    Disney On Ice performers Laura Stern (left) and Kirstie Nelson portray Snow White and Cinderella respectively. This week, Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore profiles Disney On Ice performers Laura Stern and Kirstie Nelson, who currently portray Snow White and Cinderella respectively on the popular skating show. Kirstie Nelson: I started skating because my parents wanted me to learn basic skating skills and then I fell in love with it and couldn’t stop!

  • American clothing brands Gap and Banana Republic to shut Singapore stores
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    American clothing brands Gap and Banana Republic to shut Singapore stores

    Clothing brands Gap and Banana Republic have announced on their respective Facebook pages this week that they will be saying goodbye to Singapore. According to a Channel NewsAsia report on Wednesday (14 Feb), FJ Benjamin, the company responsible for bringing both American brands to the country, said that they will be closing the remaining two Banana Republic and three Gap stores in Singapore by the end of this month following a decision not to renew the franchise, which expires on 28 February.

  • Dessert shop Ice Lab Cafe forced to shut Orchard outlet after court order
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    Nurul Azliah

    Dessert shop Ice Lab Cafe forced to shut Orchard outlet after court order

    Ice Lab Cafe, a popular South Korean dessert shop, has been forced to shut its outlet at Orchard Shopping Centre in accordance with a court order. What was once a shop with an all-white and stylish interior is now covered with large paper sheets and four pages of court documents pasted on its glass doors when Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore visited the premises on Wednesday (14 February).

  • Singapore’s Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre to close after Valentine’s Day service
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    Singapore’s Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre to close after Valentine’s Day service

    The Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre will close for good after serving its final customers on Valentine’s Day (14 February).

  • Actress Joanne Peh launches enrichment programme for children
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    Actress Joanne Peh launches enrichment programme for children

    Singaporean actress Joanne Peh looks set to be busy during the Year of the Dog, unveiling her new enrichment programme for children on Instagram a few days before Lunar New Year. On Tuesday (13 February), the 34-year-old announced that she was launching The Dimple Loft, an enrichment programme she has been working on the past year. This programme “focuses on storytelling through the filmic arts,” said Peh.

  • Meet Putra, the man who helps to coordinate marriage proposals in Singapore
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    Meet Putra, the man who helps to coordinate marriage proposals in Singapore

    A hotel room in Singapore decked out for a marriage proposal. This is where Putra comes in, helping anxious Singaporean men to ensure a smooth proposal. From just $200, Putra Reyzal, 32, is able to put together a surprise marriage proposal that will leave a lasting memory on his clients’ partners.

  • Lucky ang bao amounts for 2018 based on one's zodiac sign
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    Lucky ang bao amounts for 2018 based on one's zodiac sign

    As the final touches go into Chinese New Year preparations, many – from newlyweds to grandparents – are trying to figure out how much should go into those lucky red packets. Grand Master Tan Khoon Yong from Way Fengshui Group suggests going with the auspicious numbers associated with the various animals of the Chinese zodiac this Year of the Dog (see table).

  • More than 200 diners in Singapore to attend a pop-up cafe where waiters hurl insults and abuse
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    Nurul Azliah

    More than 200 diners in Singapore to attend a pop-up cafe where waiters hurl insults and abuse

    Many diners in Singapore have high expectations when it comes to the kind of table service delivered at eateries. Called Tsundere Cafe, the pop-up food event will take place at a studio in Woodlands Industrial Park on 24 February, and is inspired by a similar concept popularised in Japan. “We were pretty much inspired by a cafe in Akihabara, Tokyo, called Nagomi, which specialises in this concept,” said organiser Ophelia Lim, 28, who is also the founder of pop-up cafe events planner SubaToki Cafe.

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    These 12 Romantic Quotes Are Every Cynic’s Wet Dream

    What are men to rocks and mountains? The post These 12 Romantic Quotes Are Every Cynic’s Wet Dream appeared first on RICE.

  • Stylish looks from the streets of Singapore (10)
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    Stylish looks from the streets of Singapore (10)

    Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore bring bi-weekly collections of stylish looks from the streets of Singapore. In this week’s edition, we spotted several people welcoming the return of sunny weather by whipping out their sunglasses, umbrellas and sticking to white fabrics.

  • Weekend guide (16-18 February): Chinese New Year festivities galore
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    Weekend guide (16-18 February): Chinese New Year festivities galore

    Festive fun arrives this Chinese New Year weekend as everyone gets ready to welcome the Year of the Dog, with annual favourite River Hongbao and Open House programmes at the Istana and Singapore Art Museum. For those looking for something different, nightclub AVRY is hosting music producer Clinton Sparks. River Hongbao 2018 Welcome the Year of the Dog with an 11-day festival jointly organised by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Singapore Tourism Board and People’s Association. ...

  • Ideal travel destinations for each Chinese zodiac in 2018
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    Ideal travel destinations for each Chinese zodiac in 2018

    While annual Chinese zodiac predictions usually give insights to career, wealth, health and love for the year, we’re stepping in to give predictions for one of Singaporeans’ favourite pastimes — travel. Hong Kong Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology consultant Master Kelvin Poon has teamed up with travel accommodations site Hotels.com to suggest highly-recommended places you should take a break, in accordance with your respective Chinese zodiacs. In a recent media release, they also included the most auspicious periods for travel. ...

  • Sugar dating is a 'convenient way to ease my loneliness', says disabled writer
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    Sugar dating is a 'convenient way to ease my loneliness', says disabled writer

    He is 42, and she is half his age. Carson*, a writer, met his sugar baby, Amy*, an accountancy undergraduate at a Malaysian university, through TheSugarBook, a controversial dating platform that connects women with men who are willing to pay for their upkeep in exchange for companionship. 

  • Here’s where you can enjoy a romantic date atop a 24-metre tower in Singapore
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    Here’s where you can enjoy a romantic date atop a 24-metre tower in Singapore

    When it comes to romantic dates, location is key. So why not celebrate Valentine’s Day this year in a quiet environment with a 360-degree view of the sea and greenery, 24 metres above the ground? Singapore-based outdoor activities organiser Outdoor Adventures is opening up its hourglass-shaped tower in Sentosa, normally used for recreational climbing, to couples looking for a unique date. Priced from $158 a couple, dining on the “Team Challenge Hourglass” is available for bookings on 14, 24 and 25 February, and diners will be treated to a scrumptious spread of tapas, main courses and ...

  • Singapore actress Quan Yi Fong admitted to hospital
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    Singapore actress Quan Yi Fong admitted to hospital

    Singapore actress Quan Yi Fong was admitted to the hospital on Friday night (9 Feb) to undergo an operation on her right leg. The actress posted photos of herself in a hospital bed on Instagram on Saturday (10 Feb), and thanked her friend and celebrity hairstylist Addy Lee for being there for her during her stay in Parkway East Hospital. According to local entertainment site Toggle, the operation was a result of an insect bite that took place during a shoot a few days ago. The area became swollen, causing her muscle to weaken.

  • Veteran Hong Kong actress Nancy Sit selects talents in Singapore for upcoming musical
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    Veteran Hong Kong actress Nancy Sit selects talents in Singapore for upcoming musical

    Veteran Hong Kong actress Nancy Sit (left) with executive producer of “Super Mommy” Vanessa Lin. Resorts World Sentosa is pairing up with veteran Hong Kong actress Nancy Sit to produce an upcoming Mandarin musical entitled “Super Mommy”, which will be staged in May and June this year. The 67-year-old television star was in Singapore on Saturday (10 Feb) to pick eight talents after witnessing the selection of 14 finalists by executive producer Vanessa Lin during a public audition held at RWS.

  • Midnight at Cuppage Plaza: Where Japanese Salarymen Keep Loneliness at Bay
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    Midnight at Cuppage Plaza: Where Japanese Salarymen Keep Loneliness at Bay

    Along Orchard Road lies a faux Little Tokyo that is known for its racy activities. The post Midnight at Cuppage Plaza: Where Japanese Salarymen Keep Loneliness at Bay appeared first on RICE.

  • Explore the deep blue sea without getting wet with this underwater drone
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    Nurul Azliah

    Explore the deep blue sea without getting wet with this underwater drone

    Do you wish to take photos and videos of marine life without having to dive into the waters? You can now do so thanks to a new underwater drone, which is available in Singapore.

  • Elton John to perform in Singapore in late 2019 as part of farewell tour
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    Elton John to perform in Singapore in late 2019 as part of farewell tour

    Elton John will perform in Singapore in late 2019 as the British pop star brings his 50-year glittering career to a close with a 300-date world tour. According to a media release by local concert promoter 19sixtyfive on Friday (9 February), the singer will visit Asia in November and December next year with stops in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul as well. The “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” three-year tour will kick off in the US on 8 September 2018 and take place across five continents – North and South America, Asia, Europe and Australasia. ...

  • Stefanie Sun press conference in Singapore
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    Stefanie Sun press conference in Singapore

    Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun Yanzi held a press conference on Friday (9 Feb) at the Arts House to promote her 13th album, "A Dancing Van Gogh". The 39-year-old singer also shared an anecdote about teaching her son to keep her pregnancy a secret before her official announcement. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .

  • Pregnant Stefanie Sun told son not to ask MRT commuters to give up seats for her
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    Pregnant Stefanie Sun told son not to ask MRT commuters to give up seats for her

    Before Singapore singer Stefanie Sun Yanzi recently announced her second pregnancy on social media, she had to take special care before that not to let the secret slip. The 39-year-old singer shared the anecdote with the media during a press conference for her newest album on Friday (9 February) at the Arts House.

  • New Wisma Geylang Serai set to open in May, just in time for Ramadan
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    Nurul Azliah

    New Wisma Geylang Serai set to open in May, just in time for Ramadan

    The new Wisma Geylang Serai was inspired by traditional Malay houses. The new Wisma Geylang Serai (WSG) civic centre is set to open by the second week of May – just in time for the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on 17 May 2018. Located at 1 Engku Aman Road, right next to the Geylang Serai Market, the newly constructed four-storey building’s design was inspired by traditional Malay houses.

  • Singapore playgrounds turn heritage icons in upcoming exhibition
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    Singapore playgrounds turn heritage icons in upcoming exhibition

    This year, the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) is presenting a blockbuster exhibition on the historical development of Singapore’s playgrounds and projections of future playgrounds in Singapore. Titled “The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030” and running from 20 April to 30 September, the exhibition is developed by the museum in collaboration with the Housing Development Board.

  • ITE College West student wins hearts by offering a rose to a girl ahead of Valentine’s Day
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    ITE College West student wins hearts by offering a rose to a girl ahead of Valentine’s Day

    A student offered a girl a white rose at ITE College West. If you’re looking for the gutsiest lover in Singapore ahead of Valentine’s Day, one student from ITE College West might just fit the bill. A video of the student kneeling before a group of girls with a white rose in one hand has gone viral on Facebook.

  • Chinese New Year Reunion Dinners 2018
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    Chinese New Year Reunion Dinners 2018

    Where to feast on Prosperity Yu Sheng and other Chinese New Year Fortune goodies