• Weekend guide (17-19 August): Singapore Night Festival, Maker Faire, Baybeats
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    Weekend guide (17-19 August): Singapore Night Festival, Maker Faire, Baybeats

    Here are Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore’s picks of some of the top activities this weekend, which include a night festival, a DIY and technology event, and an alternative music festival.

  • Singapore's chilli crab, Kuala Lumpur's laksa among Lonely Planet's top food experiences
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    Singapore's chilli crab, Kuala Lumpur's laksa among Lonely Planet's top food experiences

    Singapore's chilli crab has made it into the Lonely Planet travel guide publisher's list of top 500 gastronomic experiences from around the world.

  • Saxophonist Kenny G to perform in Singapore in November
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    Saxophonist Kenny G to perform in Singapore in November

    Saxophonist Kenny G will perform in Singapore on 8 November 2018. Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G will be returning to Singapore for a one-night only concert this November. Kenny G will perform at The Star Theatre at 8pm on 8 November and play tunes including from his latest album, “The Brazilian Nights”, which was inspired by the bossa nova sounds that he had heard during his tour in Brazil.

  • 'Crazy Rich Asians' stars to grace red carpet at Singapore premiere
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    'Crazy Rich Asians' stars to grace red carpet at Singapore premiere

    Crazy Rich Asians leading man Henry Golding and director Jon M. Chu are coming to town for the movie's red carpet event on 21 August. 

  • 'Extreme heat' turned Singapore to 'Sincapore' on 'Crazy Rich Asians' red carpet
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    'Extreme heat' turned Singapore to 'Sincapore' on 'Crazy Rich Asians' red carpet

    UPDATE: Warner Bros said in a statement on Saturday (11 August) that the lettering of the STB logo melted due to hot weather. Crazy Rich Asians was filmed mostly in Singapore but the premiere of the romantic comedy in Hollywood earlier this week may have caused a bit of head-scratching for some of the attendees.

  • PHOTOS: 'Crazy Rich Asians' premieres in Hollywood
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    PHOTOS: 'Crazy Rich Asians' premieres in Hollywood

    The cast of romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians turned up in full force for its premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, California on Tuesday (7 August).

  • Writer Felix Cheong is releasing a new anthology 9 years after 'retiring' from poetry
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    Writer Felix Cheong is releasing a new anthology 9 years after 'retiring' from poetry

    Singaporean writer Felix Cheong is back with an anthology nine years after he announced his retirement from poetry. As to why he published another poetry collection despite having “retired” from the genre, Cheong said: ““I wanted to leave poetry but poetry has never left me. The 53-year-old last released a poetry collection – Sudden in Youth: New and Selected Poems – in 2009.

  • Actor Mark Lee's family grateful for outpouring of support following post on daughter's rare disease
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    Actor Mark Lee's family grateful for outpouring of support following post on daughter's rare disease

    Singaporean comedian and actor Mark Lee and his family are thankful for the public's show of support following their appeal for advice made regarding his five-year-old daughter's rare autoimmune disorder. 

  • Yahoo Poll: Are you proud to be Singaporean?
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    Yahoo Poll: Are you proud to be Singaporean?

    Every year around 9 August, many Singaporeans feel a swell of pride as they reflect on the nation’s achievements.

  • Delifrance and Fish & Co trying to regain halal certifications after losing them
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    Delifrance and Fish & Co trying to regain halal certifications after losing them

    Restaurant chains Delifrance and Fish & Co have not had their halal certifications renewed this year, but they are working towards regaining certification, the companies said separately.

  • Singaporean 'Crazy Rich Asians' cast members wanted to speak more Singlish
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    Singaporean 'Crazy Rich Asians' cast members wanted to speak more Singlish

    While Crazy Rich Asians is not the first big budget Hollywood production to be filmed in Singapore, it has a special status: it is based on a bestseller written by a Singaporean, and the story, populated by a cast of Singaporean characters, largely takes place in the Republic. Ironically, none of the main roles are played by Singaporeans - but the local actors cast in the movie still felt the pressure of representing the country.

  • 'Crazy Rich Asians' is about the sacrifices women make for men: Constance Wu
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    'Crazy Rich Asians' is about the sacrifices women make for men: Constance Wu

    “Fresh Off The Boat” star Constance Wu headlines the Hollywood adaptation of “Crazy Rich Asians”. While the romance between her character Rachel Chu and the fabulously rich Nick Young (Henry Golding) is at the centre of the movie, as far as Constance Wu is concerned, Crazy Rich Asians is not a love story.

  • Doctors Without Borders volunteers call on Singaporeans to contribute
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    Doctors Without Borders volunteers call on Singaporeans to contribute

    The 41-year-old Singaporean nurse was assigned to a HIV/AIDS project in the remote communities of Zambia as well as the Ebola emergency response team during the peak of the epidemic in Sierra Leone.

  • Muji recalls 'Shrimp and Potherb Peperoncino' pasta sauce after plastic pieces found in some packages
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    Muji recalls 'Shrimp and Potherb Peperoncino' pasta sauce after plastic pieces found in some packages

    Muji has recalled a pasta sauce product after finding small plastic pieces in some packages, the lifestyle retail chain said in a statement on Wednesday (1 August).

  • Stefanie Sun gives birth to baby girl
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    Stefanie Sun gives birth to baby girl

    Stefanie Sun has welcomed her second child, a baby girl, last Wednesday (25 July). The Singapore Mandopop singer, who married Dutch-Indonesian brand strategy consultant Nadim van der Ros in 2011, had turned 40 just two days prior. Dear 大家, 久等了! Nadim and I 在25/7/2018迎接我们在最忙碌的时候发现她的存在的新女成员,她出生2.79公斤。 女儿状态: 东张西望 父母状态: 欣喜万分 妈妈状态: 饿 报告总结:母女平安 我们想借此机会谢谢Thomson Medical Centre护士,医生与工作人员无微的照顾。特别感谢Dr Joycelyn Wong,杨琳琦医生与Dr Yvonne Lim。 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dear All, Nadim and I welcome our newest and youngest female family member (yes, the one whose existence was discovered at our busiest!) on the 25th of July 2018.

  • Yahoo Quiz: How many Michelin stars were given out in Singapore last week?
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    Yahoo Quiz: How many Michelin stars were given out in Singapore last week?

    ICYMI: Last week, a public spat between two veteran Singapore celebrities shocked fans, while the Michelin Guide winners sparked debate over the quality of local cuisine.

  • Silver Arts festival to focus on inter-generation bonding
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    Silver Arts festival to focus on inter-generation bonding

    Some 80 artists and arts groups will participate in the Silver Arts festival from 6 to 30 September, of whom one-third are performers aged 60 and above.

  • Michelin Guide Singapore 2018: 39 eateries win star ratings, 5 new entrants
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    Michelin Guide Singapore 2018: 39 eateries win star ratings, 5 new entrants

    French food guide Michelin awarded its 2018 star ratings to 39 Singapore-based establishments on Wednesday (25 July), with five new names joining the coveted list.

  • Michelin Guide Singapore 2018: 34 eateries win one-star ratings
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    Michelin Guide Singapore 2018: 34 eateries win one-star ratings

    French food guide Michelin has awarded its coveted one-star ratings for 2018 to 34 establishments at a ceremony held at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) on Wednesday (25 July).

  • This century's longest total lunar eclipse to occur in wee hours of 28 July
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    This century's longest total lunar eclipse to occur in wee hours of 28 July

    People in Singapore will be able to witness a total lunar eclipse on Saturday (28 July) from 1.14am, in what will be the longest-ever total lunar eclipse in a century. The eclipse – a result of the moon being perfectly aligned with the Sun and Earth – is set to last one hour and 43 minutes, from 3.30am to 5.13am, and will be visible in parts of Asia, Africa, South America, Europe and Australia. It will coincide with a Mars opposition, a phenomenon that occurs when Mars is at its closest to the Sun and Earth.

  • Hong Huifang cuts ties with Pan Lingling over alleged hurtful comments about her family
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    Hong Huifang cuts ties with Pan Lingling over alleged hurtful comments about her family

    Mediacorp actresses Pan Lingling (left) and Hong Huifang in February 2018. Channel 8 actress Hong Huifang apparently has had bitter feelings towards her longtime colleague and friend Pan Lingling for some time – and things came to a boil during the past week when Hong sent an angry text to colleagues saying she had renounced her friendship with Pan. According to reports in Chinese-language newspapers, Hong’s text message rant said that Pan had said and done hurtful things towards her family in the past.

  • PHOTOS: Pink Dot celebrates 10 years of 'Supporting the Freedom to Love'
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    PHOTOS: Pink Dot celebrates 10 years of 'Supporting the Freedom to Love'

    Pink Dot 2018 was celebrated on Saturday evening (21 July) at Speakers’ Corner in Hong Lim Park near Chinatown.

  • Singtel to hold inaugural eSports tournament with $407,000 prize pool
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    Singtel to hold inaugural eSports tournament with $407,000 prize pool

    Who says it doesn't pay to get good at video games? Come this October, qualified players of two popular games will get to compete in the Singtel Group's new regional eSports championship for a prize pool of US$300,000 (S$407,000).

  • NDP 2018: Pioneer Singaporean female athlete who raced against all odds
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    NDP 2018: Pioneer Singaporean female athlete who raced against all odds

    One of the stars of this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) is a pioneer female athlete that not many Singaporeans would have heard of. Klass’s achievements happened in the 1950s when funding and support for athletes in Singapore were rare, and female athletes were even rarer – she was even expected to do housework before she could go for training. The former sprinter is one of the subjects of a 10-minute show film that will be screened at this year’s NDP, telling the real-life stories of five Singaporeans who have overcome adversity.

  • Asian spooks and Stranger Things jostle at USS Halloween Horror Nights 2018
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    Asian spooks and Stranger Things jostle at USS Halloween Horror Nights 2018

    Universal Studios Singapore will be tying up with Netflix to recreate scenes from “Stranger Things”. Universal Studios Singapore’s (USS) Halloween Horror Nights returns this year with Asian horror taking centre stage and popular Netflix drama Stranger Things thrown into the mix. With five haunted houses and two scare zones, the annual themed event at Sentosa is amping up the scare factor in its eighth edition, which will run on 18 nights from 27 September to 31 October.