• Malaysian rapper Namewee arrested after posting controversial video
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    Malaysian rapper Namewee arrested after posting controversial video

    Malaysian rapper Namewee has been arrested by the local police amid controversy over his dog-theme video that was released for the Chinese New Year holiday. A post on Namewee’s Facebook page said that the rapper will continue to cooperate with the police in their investigations. The post did not mention the date of Namewee’s arrest or details of the police investigations.

  • EXID, JBJ and B1A4 for Stargram K-pop concert in Singapore
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    EXID, JBJ and B1A4 for Stargram K-pop concert in Singapore

    Korean pop groups EXID, JBJ and B1A4 got the crowd screaming during their performances at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night (21 Feb). They were part of Stargram’s 2018 Launch K-Pop show, together with violinist Eugene Park, classical singer Kwak Dong-hyun and dance group Optical Crew. Stargram coin is a cryptocurrency that can be used to purchase selected content, such as certain celebrity-related fan items. Fans can purchase tickets, special albums, items from affiliated shops and enjoy concert and fan-meeting privileges using these coins. For more photos, check out this slideshow: K-pop groups EXID, JBJ and B1A4 rock crowd at Singapore Indoor Stadium . Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .

  • Singaporean TV host Denise Keller threatens to take legal action against yoga teacher
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    Singaporean TV host Denise Keller threatens to take legal action against yoga teacher

    Singaporean model and TV host Denise Keller is involved in a tiff with a yogi surrounding the use of content. Based on social media posts by the 35-year-old and yoga practitioner Marysia Do, the argument has been going on for nearly a month after Keller sent an email in January asking Do to remove a number of posts from her social media channels that had featured the former MTV VJ in it. Keller said on Facebook that the videos were shot and edited by herself in Singapore, using her own equipment.

  • PHOTOS: K-pop groups EXID, JBJ and B1A4 rock crowd at Singapore Indoor Stadium
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    PHOTOS: K-pop groups EXID, JBJ and B1A4 rock crowd at Singapore Indoor Stadium

    Korean pop groups EXID, JBJ and B1A4 got the crowd screaming during their performances at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night (21 Feb).

  • Singapore edition of MasterChef reality TV show in the works
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    Singapore edition of MasterChef reality TV show in the works

    Do you have what it takes to become Singapore’s first MasterChef? The popular competitive cooking show is finally coming to Singapore and is calling for aspiring celebrity chefs to submit their online applications by 25 March via the MasterChef Singapore casting call site. “For the very first time MasterChef is coming to Singapore!  And we are looking for the best, brightest and tastiest chefs that the ‘Little Red Dot’ can muster – all of whom will battle it out in the MasterChef kitchen to be crowned Singapore’s first ever MasterChef!” said the page.

  • Two Singaporean sci-fi and fantasy writers nominated for Nebula Awards
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    Two Singaporean sci-fi and fantasy writers nominated for Nebula Awards

    Singaporean writers JY Yang and Vina Jie-Min Prasad have been nominated for this year’s Nebula Awards by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The Nebula Awards are considered among the most prestigious science fiction and fantasy awards, annually recognising the best works of the genre published in the United States. “The Black Tides of Heaven” by JY Yang is up for Best Novella while “A Series of Steaks” and “Fandom for Robots” by Prasad are up for Best Novelette and Best Short Story, respectively.  According to the Nebula rules, a novella should have 17,500 to 40,000 words, a novelette 7,500 to 17,500 words and a short story less than 7,500 words.

  • 'Asia's 50 Best Bars' to unveil 2018 list in Singapore for the first time
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    'Asia's 50 Best Bars' to unveil 2018 list in Singapore for the first time

    The highly-anticipated annual ranking in the world of bars has chosen Singapore to host its next award ceremony, where it will unveil the year’s best watering holes across Asia. According to a media release on Wednesday (21 February), the event is set to take place on 3 May at the swanky Capitol Theatre. The third annual list will reveal Asia’s top 50 bars in front of attendees consisting of some of the best bartenders, influential bar owners and industry figures, among others.

  • Dating for cash and gifts: the other website Singapore sugar babies are on
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    Dating for cash and gifts: the other website Singapore sugar babies are on

    Earlier this week, users of TheSugarBook online dating platform made the news.  Responding to concerns raised in Parliament about the site, Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee said the police would be keeping a "close eye on TheSugarBook, as well as the individuals who use its services".

  • Singapore Design Week to take over Holland Village in March
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    Singapore Design Week to take over Holland Village in March

    The Singapore Design Week will be heading to Holland Village next month, marking the event's first appearance in the neighbourhood.

  • 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!

  • Here's how to eat less sugar this Chinese New Year
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    Here's how to eat less sugar this Chinese New Year

    If you want to eat healthier this Chinese New Year, start by cutting back on sugary foods and beverages, which are typically low in nutrients and high in calories.

  • 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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    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).

  • Singaporean artists bring fetish and kink to new exhibition at ARTBLOVK Gallery
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    Singaporean artists bring fetish and kink to new exhibition at ARTBLOVK Gallery

    Going all 50 Shades of Grey, Singapore’s ARTBLOVK Gallery is bringing fetish and kink to their space at the end of this month with an art exhibition aptly titled Turn Me On. Located at Pearl’s Hill Terrace, ARTBLOVK Gallery provides a platform for Singaporean game and comic artists to showcase their works. Running from 23 February to 1 April, the exhibition is helmed by Singapore contemporary street artist Erika Tay, who goes by the moniker Erikartoon, and her friends from local art collective Rough Trade Sessions.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Basheer Graphic Books needs community support to keep going, says owner
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    Basheer Graphic Books needs community support to keep going, says owner

    Due to the drastic shift in buyers’ habits over the last decade, the owner of the Basheer Graphics owner had thoughts of quitting as a bookseller.

  • 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.