• 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.

  • KFC Singapore to no longer provide plastic straws and lids for drinks
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    KFC Singapore to no longer provide plastic straws and lids for drinks

    All 84 KFC outlets in Singapore will stop providing plastic straws and lids from Wednesday (20 June) onwards, in a bid to reduce the use of single-use plastics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why you need sunscreen and how to use it correctly
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    Why you need sunscreen and how to use it correctly

    Sunscreen will help to protect your skin against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can even pass through clouds. Other UV-protective measures include wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, limiting your sun exposure between the peak hours of 10am and 4pm, and avoiding tanning beds and sunlamps. “A sunscreen works best when it is applied 15 minutes before going outdoors, and should be reapplied approximately every two hours or more frequently if you are engaged in water sports or sweat a lot,” says Dr Natascha Ekawati Putri, Associate Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10 halal ice cream establishments in Singapore
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    10 halal ice cream establishments in Singapore

    Ice cream: it’s the dessert you can turn to if you want to beat the current heat spell – or if you simply just want a sweet treat. Among the myriad of ice cream brands available in Singapore, some have gone through the halal certification process in order to cater to Muslim consumers. Here are 10 such halal ice cream establishments.

  • 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.

  • Trump-Kim summit: Singapore bar creates ‘peace’ cocktail drinks
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    Trump-Kim summit: Singapore bar creates ‘peace’ cocktail drinks

    Denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula? Lifting of trade sanctions against North Korea? Negotiating an end to the 1950-1953 Korean War? You can mimic the Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit in Singapore by discussing these geopolitical issues while savouring two “peace summit cocktails” specially created by a local bistro bar to mark the historical event on 12 June.

  • Jack Neo to welcome first grandchild in November
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    Jack Neo to welcome first grandchild in November

    Singaporean film-maker Jack Neo is set to become a grandfather as he will be welcoming his first grandchild into the family in November this year.

  • Joseph Schooling the first man to appear on Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore cover
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    Joseph Schooling the first man to appear on Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore cover

    Singapore’s first Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling has become the first man to appear on the cover of Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore in the magazine’s 17-year history.

  • Boyband a1 to play reunion concert in Singapore in October
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    Boyband a1 to play reunion concert in Singapore in October

    British-Norwegian boyband a1 is coming to Singapore later this year as part of their 20th anniversary reunion tour.

  • Singapore band Wormrot left stranded in US without instruments, personal items
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    Singapore band Wormrot left stranded in US without instruments, personal items

    Local grindcore trio Wormrot's much-anticipated US tour has hit a major snag after the band members' instruments, merchandise and personal effects were denied entry into the country.

  • NDP 2018 releases cover version of 1987’s 'We Are Singapore'
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    NDP 2018 releases cover version of 1987’s 'We Are Singapore'

    Singer-songwriter Charlie Lim in the music video for 2018’s National Day Parade theme song, a cover of ‘We Are Singapore’. The planning committee for the National Day Parade (NDP) has released this year’s theme song – a cover of the NDP theme song from 1987, We Are Singapore.

  • Inaugural Wisma Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar launched
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    Inaugural Wisma Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar launched

    The Hari Raya bazaar around the Wisma Geylang Serai heritage hub is set to be a major draw this Ramadan, with close to 3,000 stalls selling food, clothes and festive ornaments. On Thursday night (17 May), the bazaar was launched in conjunction with the opening of the ASEAN Street Fair, which is part of Singapore’s efforts to promote Southeast Asian cultures as chairman of the regional grouping in 2018. The guest of honour at the launch was Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan while Maliki Osman, Senior Minister of State for the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, hosted the event attended by Ambassadors and High Commissioners of ASEAN countries.

  • Chris Hemsworth to visit Singapore for meet-and-greet session
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    Chris Hemsworth to visit Singapore for meet-and-greet session

    Ladies and Marvel fans, brace yourselves.  “Avengers: Infinity War” star Chris Hemsworth – who plays the Norse god Thor in the film series – will be in Singapore for a meet-and-greet session at the Marina Bay Sands on 25 May from 6.15pm to 7pm. Fans can stand a chance to meet the Thunder God by purchasing any 75ml or larger bottle of Hugo Boss fragrance from any of Singapore’s Sephora stores from 10 to 22 May. Completed entry forms with the attached valid receipts can dropped into the contest entry boxes at any Sephora store here or at the Hugo Boss Atrium site at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Singapore.

  • LTA looking to buy 100 three-door buses following positive feedback on design
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    LTA looking to buy 100 three-door buses following positive feedback on design

    Three-door buses will be travelling the roads here in two years’ time, following the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) call on Tuesday (15 May) for a tender to purchase 100 such vehicles.

  • 'Avengers: Infinity War' the first film to make $14 million in Singapore
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    'Avengers: Infinity War' the first film to make $14 million in Singapore

    It seems like Singaporeans just can’t get enough of the Avengers.

  • Style inspiration from the streets of Singapore (16)
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    Style inspiration from the streets of Singapore (16)

    This is the last instalment in Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore’s bi-weekly series on street style in Singapore. We hope you’ve enjoyed the series!

  • Joseph Schooling appointed ambassador for ONE Championship
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    Joseph Schooling appointed ambassador for ONE Championship

    National swimmer Joseph Schooling has been named ONE Championship’s ambassador, the mixed martial arts promoter announced on Thursday (9 May). The partnership will see Singapore’s first Olympic gold medallist supporting his favourite ONE Championship athletes on social media or in person. Schooling was recently also appointed an ambassador for fashion label Hugo Boss as well as for DBS Bank, as local brands seek to leverage on his celebrity status after his historic Olympic victory.

  • 8 tips to stay cool and avoid heatstroke
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    Anjana Motihar Chandra

    8 tips to stay cool and avoid heatstroke

    Prolonged exposure to high temperatures and strenuous physical exertion in hot weather can overheat the body and cause heatstroke, the most serious form of heat injury. In mild cases of heat injury, you usually recover after your body has had sufficient time to cool down, but heatstroke requires emergency medical treatment. If left untreated, it can damage your brain, heart, kidneys and other organs, and be fatal.

  • Celine Dion says she can still connect with audiences young and old, ahead of first show in Singapore
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    Celine Dion says she can still connect with audiences young and old, ahead of first show in Singapore

    Speaking with media in a phone interview ahead of her first concerts in Singapore, the 50-year-old singer said, “I can connect with any age. When I’m up on stage here at Caesar’s Palace, I look and there’re young kids, and there’re 25 to 30-year olds. Ticket sales will begin on 17 May at 10am for the Grammy award winner’s shows in Singapore on 3 and 4 July at Marina Bay Sands as part of the Celine Dion Live 2018 tour.

  • TV shows coming to Singapore in May: The Toys That Made Us S2, 13 Reasons Why S2 and more
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    Marcus Goh

    TV shows coming to Singapore in May: The Toys That Made Us S2, 13 Reasons Why S2 and more

    Every month, we tell you about new television shows to hit terrestrial and cable channels, as well as streaming sites in Singapore. We’ll also highlight the TV shows that you’ve got to catch every month. Overview of new TV shows in May

  • Celine Dion's concert tickets are among the priciest ever in Singapore
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    Celine Dion's concert tickets are among the priciest ever in Singapore

    Ticket prices for pop diva Celine Dion’s concerts in Singapore this year will range from $150 to $1,200, making the top-tier tickets among the most expensive here to date. Regular tickets cost $150, $250, $325, $400 and $550, with VIP tickets going for $800 and VVIP tickets for $1,200, said show producer AEG Presents on Friday (4 May). The Grammy Award-winning singer will be performing in Singapore for the first time, during her Celine Dion Live 2018 Tour of the Asia-Pacific region, with shows for two nights on 3 and 4 July at the Sands Grand Ballroom at Marina Bay Sands.