• Weekend guide (13-15 October): Downtown Line 3 Open House, Malay CultureFest 2017
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    Weekend guide (13-15 October): Downtown Line 3 Open House, Malay CultureFest 2017

    This weekend, experience the newest MRT stations in Singapore on the Downtown Line 3 ahead of its official start of operations, learn more about Malay heritage at the Malay CultureFest 2017, or get the latest in games at GameStart 2017.

  • Rakudo restaurant, which serves Singapore cuisine, opens in Tokyo
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    Rakudo restaurant, which serves Singapore cuisine, opens in Tokyo

    Three Singaporeans have opened a restaurant serving Singaporean cuisine in Tokyo’s classy district of Omotesando. Called Rakudo, the restaurant serves an array of dishes such as bak kut teh and char siew rice, which are cooked using fresh Japanese pork and without MSG.

  • Bollywood star Aamir Khan in Singapore: My mother is my 'Secret Superstar'
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    Bollywood star Aamir Khan in Singapore: My mother is my 'Secret Superstar'

    Bollywood actor, director and producer Aamir Khan wowed his starstruck fans in Singapore during an intimate Q&A session on Monday (2 October). All 1,600 free tickets to the fan meet “In Conversation With Aamir Khan, Live In Singapore” at the Marina Bay Sands’ Mastercard Theatres were reportedly snapped up within three hours. Aamir was in town to promote his new film, “Secret Superstar”.

  • Bollywood star Aamir Khan in Singapore: I was laughing at my character in 'Secret Superstar'
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    Bollywood star Aamir Khan in Singapore: I was laughing at my character in 'Secret Superstar'

    Bollywood actor, director and producer Aamir Khan spoke about the creative process behind his upcoming movie “Secret Superstar” and the Bollywood culture at a press conference in Singapore on Monday (2 October). Usually we go to the US, the UK or the Middle East, but I wanted to try and reach out to newer audiences by going to markets that I have never promoted in before.

  • Singapore’s K-pop idol hopefuls: Still holding on to the dream?
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    Singapore’s K-pop idol hopefuls: Still holding on to the dream?

    Maressa Zahirah was 22 years old when she got through the Singapore audition for the first season of TV program ‘K-pop Star Hunt’ in South Korea in 2011– and she was the oldest contestant in the competition. Maressa said the agents hinted that her age (she was 23 by then) was an issue.

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    'Got to Move' Singapore

    A contemporary dance performance by Soul Signature at the media launch for the 'Got to Move' dance movement in Singapore.

  • What are the different types of heart disease?
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    What are the different types of heart disease?

    Heart disease or cardiovascular disease, which refers to ailments of the heart and blood vessels, is the No. 1 cause of death globally. The Singapore Heart Foundation reveals that cardiovascular disease accounted for 29.5 per cent of all deaths in Singapore in 2016. Abnormal heart rhythm or arrhythmia: This occurs because of a problem with the heart’s electrical system.

  • Twitter creates cute emoji in honour of President-elect Halimah Yacob
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    Twitter creates cute emoji in honour of President-elect Halimah Yacob

    It looks like President-elect Halimah Yacob has become part of another milestone in history. Twitter announced on Wednesday (13 September) that it has created an emoji in honour of the 63-year-old former speaker of parliament – a first for a national leader in Singapore, and the first-ever emoji for a female head of state in the world.

  • Drama Box ‘disappointed’ at apology by National Youth Council over appropriation of arts performance
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    Drama Box ‘disappointed’ at apology by National Youth Council over appropriation of arts performance

    Drama Box was ‘disappointed’ by the National Youth Council apology. Drama Box artistic director Kok Heng Leung said on Thursday (7 September) he was “disappointed” by National Youth Council CEO David Chua’s note of apology for adapting the drama group’s work “The Lesson” for a youth engagement programme. In a note on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Chua said they “were too hasty in putting into action what we had learnt and did not consult with Drama Box and its partners.

  • More young people in Singapore turn to BDSM for a spanking good sex life
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    More young people in Singapore turn to BDSM for a spanking good sex life

    Topics related to Bondage and discipline, Dominance and submission, and Sado-Masochism (BDSM), are commonly discussed during educational events organised by local group SG Learn and Play! (SLAP!). The group was formed in 2014 – the year the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” starring Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) and Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele) came out in theatres – as the founders noticed an increasing number of munches being organised among the local BDSM community. “Munches are usually the first entry point for people looking to get into the scene, because they are a safe space for people who want to meet those with the same interests face-to-face,” said SLAP! co-founder Amber, who attended her first munch about 15 years ago.

  • Tan Pin Pin's 'In Time To Come' focuses on daily rituals of Singaporean life
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    Tan Pin Pin's 'In Time To Come' focuses on daily rituals of Singaporean life

    Singaporeans go through many rituals in their everyday public life - from flag-raising ceremonies and fire drills in schools, mosquito fogging to greetings by staff at department stores. The rituals were interwoven into the new documentary film 'In Time To Come', produced and directed by local director Tan Pin Pin.

  • Changi Airport Terminal 4 to open on 31 October
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    Changi Airport Terminal 4 to open on 31 October

    The long-awaited Changi Airport Terminal 4 (T4) finally has an opening date: Tuesday, 31 October.

  • Exhibition and stamps mark 150th year of Singapore’s postal service
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    Exhibition and stamps mark 150th year of Singapore’s postal service

    It has been 150 years since the first postage stamp was issued in Singapore on 1 September 1867. To commemorate this significant milestone, a set of commemorative stamps is being launched and a special exhibition is being held at the Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM). Titled ‘150th Anniversary of the First Postage Stamps Issued in Singapore’, the exhibition is jointly organised by SPM and the Association of Singapore Philatelists (ASP).

  • Weekend guide (1-3 September): Silver Arts 2017, Sentosa Sandsational Fun
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    Weekend guide (1-3 September): Silver Arts 2017, Sentosa Sandsational Fun

    There's much to rejoice about this weekend! It's finally a long weekend and also the start of the September holidays for students. But don't even think of repaying that sleep debt just yet, there's a long list of lifestyle events from concerts to festivals to choose from that you're bound to wanna get up and going instead.

  • How a Singapore woman who once turned to prostitution faced her son about her past
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    How a Singapore woman who once turned to prostitution faced her son about her past

    Singaporean marketing specialist and author Pamela Lim, 43, has been in the spotlight recently after opening up to the public about her past as a prostitute, through an interview that was published on a website called Happiness Notebook.

  • Sentosa celebrates 45th anniversary with free entry from 4-10 September
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    Sentosa celebrates 45th anniversary with free entry from 4-10 September

    For three weeks, Sentosa’s Siloso Beach will be home to Southeast Asia’s biggest sand festival. All Singapore residents will get to enter Sentosa for free via the Sentosa Express and Sentosa Gateway from 4–10 September, as part of the resort island’s 45th anniversary celebrations. From 1-17 September, the island’s Siloso Beach will be home to Southeast Asia’s biggest sand festival, Sandsational Fun at Sentosa.

  • Discover Japanese beauty secrets at Japan Beautiful Life expo
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    Discover Japanese beauty secrets at Japan Beautiful Life expo

    You can get your hair styled by renowned Japanese hair salons at the Japan Beautiful Life 2017 expo. If you’re into Japanese culture and also want to find out first-hand about Japanese beauty secrets, you’re in luck as Singapore’s first Japanese lifestyle expo is happening this weekend. Japan Beautiful Life 2017 will be held at Hall B at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre on 26 and 27 August.

  • Weekend guide (25-27 August): Puma Night Run, Foo Fighters concert
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    Weekend guide (25-27 August): Puma Night Run, Foo Fighters concert

    This weekend is shaping up to be yet another exciting one, with something for everyone. Fitness buffs can challenge themselves in a number of runs and races, while fans of Foo Fighters and Wakin Chau can get ready to scream their lungs out. There are also fairs for parents and working adults.

  • New dating event in Singapore themed after 'Descendants of the Sun'
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    New dating event in Singapore themed after 'Descendants of the Sun'

    A week after South Korea’s “Descendants of the Sun” actor Song Joong-ki visited Singapore to promote new movie “The Battleship Island”, local dating agency Fabrique has decided to give Singaporeans a chance to find their very own “Song-Song” romance at an upcoming dating event themed after the popular drama series. The 31-year-old actor played the role of Captain Yoo Si-jin (a.k.a Big Boss) alongside co-star-turned-fiance Song Hye-kyo, who played Doctor Kang Mo-yeon (a.k.a Beauty). Meanwhile, fans in Singapore who are seeking love can look forward to a dating event happening two weeks ahead of the stars’ big day.

  • Yayoi Kusama to open her own museum in Tokyo
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    Yayoi Kusama to open her own museum in Tokyo

    Even as people here are enthralled by the psychedelic artwork of Yayoi Kusama on exhibit at the National Gallery, news has come that she will be opening her own museum in Tokyo in October.

  • Princess of Johor marries Dutchman in highly anticipated ceremony
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    Princess of Johor marries Dutchman in highly anticipated ceremony

    Princess Aminah of Johor married her Dutch-born fiance Dennis Muhammad on 14 August 2017. The Princess of Johor Aminah Binti Sultan Ibrahim married her Dutch fiance on Monday (14 August) in a ceremony that has captivated people from both sides of the strait. Tunku Tun Aminah, 31, and Dennis Muhammad Abdullah, 28, were pronounced husband and wife after a solemnisation ceremony at the royal family’s residence in Johor Bahru, Istana Bukit Serene.

  • Former Channel 8 actress Wang Xiu Yun dies
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    Former Channel 8 actress Wang Xiu Yun dies

    Former Channel 8 actress Wang Xiu Yun has died, her ex-colleague Xiang Yun said in an Instagram post.

  • Highlights of the National Day Parade 2017
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    Highlights of the National Day Parade 2017

    Singapore marked its 52nd birthday on Wednesday (9 August) with a grand parade at the Marina Bay Floating Platform. Check out the highlights from the National Day Parade 2017, which saw the latest in military technology on display along with a light show performed by dozens of drones.

  • More headlining authors for Singapore Writers Festival unveiled
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    More headlining authors for Singapore Writers Festival unveiled

    Five international writers have been revealed as the latest headliners for the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), the National Arts Council announced last Friday (4 August). The five, Tony Parsons (UK), Ken Liu (US), Perumal Murugan (India), Lu Min (China) and Datin Saidah Rastam (Malaysia) are writers of five different genres across multiple languages.

  • Weekend guide (11-13 August): G.E.M. Queen of Hearts World Tour, Show Luo Crazy World Tour
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    Weekend guide (11-13 August): G.E.M. Queen of Hearts World Tour, Show Luo Crazy World Tour

    It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you like to do – there’s something for everyone this weekend. If you dig concerts, festivals, parties, plays, races or even animal fairs, be sure to drag your lazy self out of the house for one of these events.