• Don Don Donki says Orchard Central landlord stopped it from selling sex toys
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    Don Don Donki says Orchard Central landlord stopped it from selling sex toys

    Japanese discount retailer Don Don Donki says the landlord at its Orchard Road store did not allow it to sell sex toys, which is why such products are sold at its new Tanjong Pagar outlet but not at the Orchard outlet. Don Don Donki’s newly opened store at the 100 AM mall in Tanjong Pagar stocks Tenga brand sex toys, but the products were removed from its first Singapore store at Orchard Central mall last year shortly after it opened in December.

  • Art and engineering intertwine at ArtScience Museum's Strandbeests exhibition
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    Art and engineering intertwine at ArtScience Museum's Strandbeests exhibition

    Bringing together art and science, Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s world-famous moving sculptures are set to make their first appearance in Singapore. The exhibition – Jansen’s first in Southeast Asia – will feature 13 of his famous large-scale mechanical creatures called Strandbeests or “beach animals”, which walk in a lifelike manner utilising only wind power.

  • Sex toys reappear at new Don Don Donki outlet after being dropped from Orchard store
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    Sex toys reappear at new Don Don Donki outlet after being dropped from Orchard store

    UPDATE on 22 June 2018 at 4.15pm: Don Don Donki said its Orchard Central landlord did not allow it to sell sex toys.

  • Meet Singapore's pioneer pet stylist who's dressed Instagram's most famous cat
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    Meet Singapore's pioneer pet stylist who's dressed Instagram's most famous cat

    If we can afford it, I think we should give them the best, because they give us their best,” says Sia Aiwei, founder of pet fashion label The Pet’s Couture. Indeed, the 40-year-old, who has six cats of her own, has dedicated her career to making pets look and feel their best – Sia has been designing fashion accessories for cats and dogs for more than seven years.

  • Weekend guide (22-24 June): Volleyball competition, Hari Raya celebration, sake festival
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    Weekend guide (22-24 June): Volleyball competition, Hari Raya celebration, sake festival

    As the June holidays draw to a close, spend the weekend at events to excite you and your family. From catching the best in volleyball to taking part in Peranakan-inspired activities, end the vacation on a high note.

  • Two more JJ Lin shows added in Singapore after tickets sell out within minutes
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    Two more JJ Lin shows added in Singapore after tickets sell out within minutes

    Two new shows have been added to Mandopop singer JJ Lin’s tour schedule in Singapore after tickets were sold out within an hour of sales beginning on Saturday (16 June). The additional concerts for the Singaporean star’s Sanctuary World tour will be on 15 and 16 August, promoter Unusual Entertainment announced. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office, all SingPost outlets, The Star Performing Arts Centre Box Office and Scotts Square Concierge Desk.

  • Froyo chain llaollao relaunches with Changi Airport outlet, next store is at Tampines 1 mall
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    Froyo chain llaollao relaunches with Changi Airport outlet, next store is at Tampines 1 mall

    Frozen yoghurt brand llaollao will make its highly-anticipated return to Singapore with a new store opening at Changi Airport on Saturday (16 June).

  • Queen of J-pop Namie Amuro ends career-wrapping tour in tears, urges fans to take care
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    Queen of J-pop Namie Amuro ends career-wrapping tour in tears, urges fans to take care

    The Japanese pop diva Namie Amuro made the shock announcement last September that she will be leaving the entertainment industry. As her concert tour came to an end at Tokyo Dome, Amuro thanked her fans with tears in her eyes.

  • Celebrate Father's Day in Singapore with these 12 events
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    Celebrate Father's Day in Singapore with these 12 events

    Take the opportunity to celebrate that special man in your life with these Father’s Day events, which are taking place over this weekend.

  • Belgian duo Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike to headline ZoukOut 2018
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    Belgian duo Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike to headline ZoukOut 2018

    Superstar DJ duo Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike (DVLM) are set to headline ZoukOut in Singapore later this year.

  • New Don Don Donki outlet at 100 AM mall will have mobile food section for working crowd
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    New Don Don Donki outlet at 100 AM mall will have mobile food section for working crowd

    Japanese discount store Don Don Donki’s second outlet in Singapore will have a new “mobile foods” concept to cater to busy workers in the CBD area – and don’t worry, the baked sweet potato, one of the store’s most popular items, is still on the menu. It will have a Japan Mobile Foods section, which offers takeaway items such as yakitomorokoshi (Japanese-style grilled sweet corn), takosen (octopus takoyaki sandwiched between Japanese crackers), watagashi (fruity and colourful cotton candy), and gelato. Unlike the store’s flagship Orchard Central store, which is open 24-hours, the new outlet will operate daily from 8am to midnight, although it will open at 10am on its first day of operation.

  • Famous Korean chain Isaac Toast to open in Singapore in July
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    Famous Korean chain Isaac Toast to open in Singapore in July

    Famous Korean toast chain Isaac Toast is coming to Singapore, and its first outlet will open in July at Plaza Singapura mall.

  • The menu at Trump and Kim's summit lunch is a mix of Korean, Western and Asian dishes
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    The menu at Trump and Kim's summit lunch is a mix of Korean, Western and Asian dishes

    The White House has released the menu for the lunch during the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday (12 June), and it features elements of Western, Korean and Asian cuisine. The Korean food on the menu includes stuffed cucumber and soy-braised cod fish, while Western dishes include beef short rib confit and tropizienne pastry.

  • 'Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes' exhibition is a great jumping-on point for new fans
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    'Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes' exhibition is a great jumping-on point for new fans

    If there’s one Marvel Cinematic Universe poster that I thought I’d never see again, it’s 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk”, since Edward Norton no longer plays Bruce Banner in the current MCU. There are ten main galleries that spotlight the different major characters and teams in the Marvel Universe with several semi-educational posters to provide some learning points for children.

  • Weekend guide (15-17 June): World Cup screening, dumpling festival, Dino Invasion
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    Weekend guide (15-17 June): World Cup screening, dumpling festival, Dino Invasion

    An exciting range of events is happening this weekend. From attending two major music festivals in Singapore, to learning more about Europe with help from Sesame Street characters at Changi Airport, this weekend is set to keep you busy.

  • Gamers, cosplayers and anime fans mingle at Asia Game Festival
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    Gamers, cosplayers and anime fans mingle at Asia Game Festival

    Fans of e-sports, music and anime came together at the inaugural Asia Game Festival, which took place over the weekend (9 and 10 June) at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. Celebrity cosplayers such as Aza Miyuko and Onnies graced the festival, taking part in a meet-and-greet session with visitors. The two-day festival also featured anime music concerts from the likes of BACK-ON and bless4, and had several stalls selling anime merchandise and toys.

  • COMMENT: The new and multicultural Geylang Serai Bazaar is quintessentially Singaporean
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    COMMENT: The new and multicultural Geylang Serai Bazaar is quintessentially Singaporean

    Let’s face it, the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar is no longer the bazaar it used to be. Yes, there are still stalls selling food of the traditional kind, but gimmick-laden food has risen to prominence at the bazaar. Many Muslims feel that they are no longer able to identify with the bazaar.

  • Japan Park at Suntec will be a cultural and entertainment extravaganza
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    Japan Park at Suntec will be a cultural and entertainment extravaganza

    Come August, a Japan-themed festival will be exhibiting the best offerings from the country's 47 prefectures in Singapore’s first-ever all-in-one event for die-hard and casual fans of Japan.

  • Trump-Kim summit: Five North Korean dishes that Kim Jong Un may bring to Singapore
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    Trump-Kim summit: Five North Korean dishes that Kim Jong Un may bring to Singapore

    During the historic inter-Korean summit on 27 April, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presented his country's naengmyeon, or cold noodles to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to savour. The gesture sparked a craze for naengmyeon and long queues at restaurants that served the dish in South Korea after the summit.

  • 3 reasons to catch the PUBG CPL Championship this weekend
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    3 reasons to catch the PUBG CPL Championship this weekend

    With a prize pool of $10,000 and the honour of being the first Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) regional champion for PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG), much is at stake during the Asia Game Festival that starts on Saturday (9 June). Singapore team “Klique” and Malaysia’s “Sabah Top 1” will join representatives from four other countries – Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines – as well as 14 teams open to the public from Asia, to challenge for the coveted title in the online multiplayer battle royale game. PUBG starts off with 100 players on the same map, when they are forced to parachute from a plane (in this case, with their teams), and attempt to land in the same area to begin scavenging for equipment before they start engaging in their battle royale.

  • Singapore eatery offers 'Trump-Kim Chi Nasi Lemak' to honour summit
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    Singapore eatery offers 'Trump-Kim Chi Nasi Lemak' to honour summit

    A local eatery has started selling a Trump-Kim Chi Nasi Lemak set to mark the upcoming summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on 12 June.

  • StarHub customers may not be able to watch World Cup on RTM TV 1 channel
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    StarHub customers may not be able to watch World Cup on RTM TV 1 channel

    StarHub customers might not be able to watch this year’s FIFA World Cup on RTM TV 1 despite the channel’s free World Cup broadcast in Malaysia. In a statement released on Tuesday (5 June), StarHub said that RTM could be directed by FIFA to encrypt its satellite signal for the duration of the World Cup so that only viewers in Malaysia would be able to access the matches on the channel. This would mean that StarHub TV subscribers with access to RTM TV 1 will not be able to tune in to the channel during the World Cup period.

  • Singapore's largest farmer's market ever will be held on 7-8 July at Suntec
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    Singapore's largest farmer's market ever will be held on 7-8 July at Suntec

    Suntec Singapore is organising Sprout Farm-to-People Festival, the largest farmers’ market in Singapore. The inaugural farm-to-people festival, Sprout, is coming to the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre on 7 and 8 July. The free-admission farmers’ market – billed as the largest of its kind in Singapore – will take place at Hall 406 from 10am to 8pm over the weekend.

  • Trump-Kim summit: Singapore F&B players jump on bandwagon to mark event
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    Trump-Kim summit: Singapore F&B players jump on bandwagon to mark event

    While US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are busy preparing for their eagerly anticipated summit in Singapore next Tuesday (12 June), local food and beverage establishments are doing their small part to promote peace by unveiling special promotions to commemorate the historical event.

  • McDonald’s Singapore to bring back Sausage McGriddles and launch five other menu items
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    McDonald’s Singapore to bring back Sausage McGriddles and launch five other menu items

    Fans of the Sausage McGriddles, rejoice! The breakfast sandwich is returning to McDonald’s Singapore menu on 7 June in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup that is happening from 14 June to 15 July.