Author: Alfieyah Abdullah

I'm past the night-owl stage. Current status: A permanently exhausted pigeon drowning in coffee.

October is the month of thrills and chills especially with Halloween on the way. With a balance of action-packed activities, spooky experiences and all the photo opportunities, here are 15 October Experiences In Singapore you won’t want to miss out on! 1. Nerf Action Xperience (Launching 1 Oct) Launching 1st October, the Nerf Action Xperience awaits those who are looking for an adrenaline-pumping good time. With an entire arena packed with multiple-themed activity zones, grab your friends and tackle exciting challenges that the experience has in store for you. Book your experience at https://www.nerfax.com.sg/activities. Nerf Action Xperience: Marina Square, Raffles…

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I never understood people who enjoy, no, thrive on public speaking. Some go as far making it their career to convince public speaking novices like me to know your audience, imagine everyone is naked, and most importantly, be confident. It didn’t help me then, and it sure as hell is not going to help me now or anything soon.  I am sure this innate fear is life serving me a dish of karma for all the times when I, as a student, never paid attention to my lecturer in front trying her best to get through to a group of…

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(My quest for the truth begins in Part One of me learning how to make money from Internet Millionaire Dominic Tay. Click on the link to read Part One of this experience) DASH Diet Recipes Jumpstart Cookbook – Over 30 Mouthwatering Recipes Ready In 30 Minutes (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack & Dessert Recipes Included!) Here, Dominic pauses to emphasise, again, that no one should be recording the seminar.  “I’ve never told anyone this strategy so no audio recording, no video recording or photography. If you have no notebook or pen, please stand up and take some stationery from the…

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It’s just past the busy lunch hour, and the lift is packed with employees clad in business attire. One by one, they exit to various floors in a flurry of ‘Excuse me’ and ‘Sorry’. I squeeze out of the crowd and find myself alone at the 10th-floor corridor of International Plaza—it is dead silent. I walk past several closed office doors in search of one with the Ace Profits Academy (APA) sign. When I arrive, the door is already open. People are clamouring around a non-descript registration table with a television screen hanging behind it, playing a video presentation by…

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Maybe you’re not someone who’s a self-proclaimed night owl, or you’re not big on the nightlife. However, we can’t deny that there may be times when we procrastinate and forget that there’s something we need done by the next working day. Below is a list of midnight professional services in Singapore we can count on for last-minute chores and some that we can rely on to, ahem, satisfy our most pressing needs. 1. Atatcutz Singapore Saloon Men, here’s something for you. Imagine this. You’re mindlessly swiping left and right on Tinder when suddenly, that cute girl you matched with asks…

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After their successful stopover in the Philippines, the world’s first Sesame Street Run tour will be making its stop in Singapore as part of their Southeast Asia tour. In the words of the world’s most recognizable jingle: “Let me tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street!” Look forward to participating in the Sesame Street Run that will debut at Our Tampines Hub on November 17th 2019. In partnership with the Sesame Workshop, the run will celebrate 50 years of bringing people and communities together through interaction with the iconic Sesame Street characters like Bert and Ernie,…

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The Superga brand is no stranger to collaboration. From Drea Chong to ambassador Alexa Chung, it has continuously brought timeless designs to the consumer market.  On the other hand, home-grown fashion label LoveBonito has seen itself expand from an online business to opening its largest brick-and-mortar store at the newly revamped Funan Mall. They also launched their first pop-up in Hong Kong, and introduced ‘Studio’, the brand’s more luxe and upmarket diffusion line. It is this parallel ideology on catering to the multi-faceted Asian woman that birthed the Superga X LoveBonito partnership. Building on the classic Superga 2750 silhouette, the…

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Of late, the weather has been crappy. The heat is too unbearable for a picnic, and the haze is blurring out my vision more than having Vaseline smeared across my glasses. In times like this, I do believe the best thing to do is to submerge yourself in a large body of water like a hippopotamus and pretend all’s right with the world. Wild Wild Wet (WWW) is no stranger to my childhood. I dub it Singapore’s original water theme park—it’s been around since before swimming complexes had fancy slides. Newly renovated, WWW has expanded and occupied the old site…

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Our island may be small, but if weekends are anything to go by, more and more families are starting to enjoy the outdoors over weekends—rolling around in the grass, wading in the waters of our beaches or having a picnic in the park. The demand for a curated picnic experience has increased exponentially, giving birth to companies such as Picneeds and Beauteaq. We set out to explore every nook and cranny of Singapore to find hidden picnic spots that are either unknown or severely underrated. Perhaps once this haze dissipates, a picnic might be just the thing you need to…

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Although not the most eye-catching title in Netflix’s void of films, American Factory will leave you assuming the obvious—that it’s just a documentary about an American factory. It’s also one of those things where you’ll ask “Why would I want to know about the makings and technicalities of an American factory?”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m36QeKOJ2Fc&t=80s The film opens with a Chinese couple (no, not American, despite the film’s moniker) having a casual conversation about the lack of America’s history in comparison to China whilst watching planes in the horizon taking off and landing from a nearby airbase. The documentary centres around the closure…

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Truth be told, I’ve always been a pessimist when it comes to the concept of true love, yet here I am planning my wedding. Now, my biggest priority is the damage my bank account will have to handle and the nagging worry that married life might start with bad credit. But the woes I’m currently facing pales in comparison to what women in other countries such as Saudi Arabia or Egypt face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gb9fPBZxs8 ‘A Suitable Girl’ zeroes in on the story of three women in India, Dipti, Ritu and Amrita, each going about their everyday lives while their families worry…

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Halloween Horror Nights is back again, this time with a Thai twist. With snake coils for a crown, scales for skin and green eyes that entice you to come closer into her temple grounds, the Serpentine Spirit patiently awaits the lone wanderer as they stumble through the dark, dense undergrowth before striking her prey. I’m frozen to the ground. There’s no way out except to dodge her long claws. Fail, and you’ll find yourself engulfed in the stench of the rotting flesh of the spirit’s insides. Hitting closer to home, lying in the shadows of a tired, decrepit chalet is…

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In urban Singapore, we’re always surrounded by buildings. We pass by them every day without a second glance, sometimes taking our living spaces for granted. We even judge tourists for standing in odd places and looking up at the sky whilst photographing what to us, is just another block of flats. Archifest 2019, held from September 27 to October 9, hosted by Formwerkz Architects, aims to bring the public one step closer to understanding how to nail that unique building design. Organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), this year’s Archifest theme ‘Craft’, is a homage to those who’ve…

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These are the three questions I ask myself before I think about splurging on my skin. One, how long is this routine going to take? Two, how much money is this going to cost me? Three, if I have to change my diet to get clear skin, um, no, not happening because chicken nuggets. If you’re looking for an effortless and idiotproof skincare routine, then new beauty brand Rooki Beauty is probably something you should look into. This Singaporean brand aims to change the way of beauty with its innovative food-based products for your facial needs. In their pursuit to finesse…

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Remember the one time I said I had a panic attack trying to do a free-fall at Sentosa’s Mega Adventure obstacle course? Well, I too am surprised that I’m still alive and writing after doing the bungy jump at AJ Hackett Sentosa. It’s the home of Singapore’s first and only bungy tower and it stands 50 metres above the ground on Siloso Beach. It’s the perfect place for thrill-seekers (unlike me) who want to challenge themselves and push their own personal limits. Walking into AJ Hackett, I was a complete contrast from my friend who (if it was even possible)…

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