Author: Melissa Goh

Melissa loves travel and food.

There’s a new trend where people are tricking their Instagram followers into thinking they are halfway across the globe by posting pictures that look like they’re having a blast overseas. You can be one of them too when you visit TulipMania 2019 at Gardens By The Bay. Get ready to be transported to the Netherlands with the cool air and country-style theme at the annual tulip festival held from now till 20 May 2019. Spend an idyllic day strolling through fields of tulips, which will paint the flower dome in colourful hues with a total of 35 varieties of tulips…

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It’s time to be a little more eco-conscious. In conjunction with Earth Day, Starbucks has released Reusable Cups on 22 April 2019 to do our part on reducing plastic waste. The Reusable 16oz Hot Cup is priced at S$3.90 and the Reusable 16oz Cold Cup, which comes with a reusable straw, going for S$4.90. Possibly the cheapest cups among the other merch available! The reusable cups look just like the takeaway cups sans your name when you purchase a drink. But that can be easily done with permanent ink, so you don’t mix your cup with someone else’s. The reusable cups are…

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If there’s anything that excites me is seeing high fashion collabs with streetwear brands, and it’s not the first time that Alexander Wang has worked together with adidas to introduce and refresh classic designs with his eye-catching, statement-making accents. If there’s one sports outfit collection to cop this season, it’s adidas by Alexander Wang’s Season 5, which drops this 20 April 2019. I, for one, am loving the entire collection and would totally see myself in the entire getup that is oh-so-versatile. The AW Wangbody Run (S$340) is a new low-cut silhouette and features a 90s-inspired leather upper and a…

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With all the buzz happening in Jewel Changi Airport, Make Hero caught my attention with its quirky products imported from Japan that even celebrities such as Fan Bing Bing and Gong Li swear by. Bright and decked in hues of pink and white, the store is filled with beauty products ranging from high-end, which sits at the right side; and the affordable range flanking the left side of the shop. Right off the bat, I was intrigued by the Snake DNA mask and asked to have a look at it. The staff showed me the HIROSOPHY Sakura Syn-ake Eye Mask…

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First, it was the Cat Paw Cups that China went crazy over. Now, Starbucks does it again by releasing the Cold Cup Tumbler Cat Lid (JPY 1,800), exclusive in Japan. Well, at least we won’t be expecting clawing and catfights in the stores. The Cold Cup Tumbler Cat Lid features a pink, pointy cat ears lid to prevent drinks from spilling out of the tumbler, and lovely pastel confetti decorating the cup. Won’t it just lighten the mood in the office if you have this and the Cat Paw Cup to accompany you through work? And even if the Cold Cup…

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KFC isn’t all about it’s finger-licking good chicken, it has recently announced on its Facebook page a new limited edition item that’s about to drop this 17 April 2019. You’re looking at the KFC sneakers, this isn’t a joke — now you can rep your favourite fried chicken chain and look good while chomping on your two pcs chicken meal. The sneakers feature a comic-style Colonel Sanders holding a piece of drumstick, and of course, it will come in KFC’s iconic red and white colourway inspired by the chain’s logo. The slogan “Finger Lickin’ Good” can be seen on the…

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What a time to be alive! Singapore is buzzing with new attractions, i.e. Jewel Changi Airport, and now Gardens By The Bay welcomes Bayfront Plaza with four new garden landscapes, an immersive 4D ride and pop-up weekend markets that will take place from 19 April 2019. The Flight of The Dragonfly is a simulated ride that will take visitors on a journey through the eyes of a dragonfly through Gardens by the Bay. Zoom past the Supertrees and be enthralled by the other attractions on the premises. The Fantasy Garden has four different landscapes: Dance, Float, Waltz and Drift. Each…

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Pokemon Centre Singapore has finally opened its doors in Jewel Changi Airport, and it was a big hit amongst fans on the preview day. It is the only outlet outside of Japan, and the anticipation has already been building since the opening was announced, so it wasn’t a surprise to see a snaking queue to get in. Do expect an even longer waiting time on Jewel’s official opening this 17 April 2019. For the uninitiated, every Pokemon Centre has its very own mascot, and Singapore’s outlet features an adorable Pikachu riding on Lapras. Walk further into the store and you’ll…

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By now, you would have seen pictures of Jewel Changi Airport’s iconic HSBC Rain Voltex appearing on your social media feed and we had the opportunity to run around to check out more pretty spots within the mall’s grandeur premises. To help you up your Instagram game on the day of the official launch on 17 April 2019, here are 10 places in Jewel Changi Airport to check out for the ‘gram that you may miss out if you walk past them too quickly. 1. Starbucks Flagship Store (2nd Floor) Tuck away from the crowd is a private little oasis in…

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Fairy lights, three different tea flavours, perfume and snacks are just some things on my work desk. With 7-Eleven’s new Tsum Tsum Stack’em Drawers, not only can I keep my workspace organised, but make it look adorable! They will be available at 7-Eleven stores islandwide from 17 April – 25 June 2019. Are they practical? Hmm, the size of the drawer could be bigger. But just thinking about pinching those round butts each time I pull open the drawers make up for it. That said, it’s spacious enough to stash away candies, accessories and other knick-knacks. The drawers are stackable…

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If it’s anything that will win the hearts of the Instagram generation, it’s smartphones with cutting-edge cameras. I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and chanced upon a friend’s review of the Huawei P30 Pro (S$1,398) before it was released to the public. The first picture was a wide angle, non-edited picture and thought it wasn’t anything much to shout about. But when Ali featured the zoom shots, it was as if my thumb had a mind of its own and it started to swipe back and forth between the pictures. What caught my attention was the SuperZoom Lens’ ability…

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If you’ve been fans of Tiong Bahru Bakery, you’ll know that this isn’t the first time the bakery has rolled out tote bags. This time, it’s different from any other tote bags out there in the world. You’ll need this if you want to keep those precious croissants in one piece when dabao-ing them home or for teatime in the office. Available on Beauty Emporium, The Uncrushable Bag (U.P S$22, now S$20) comes with a separate zip compartment at the base to store croissants and other baked goods, so you don’t end up with flaky, broken pastries that will only…

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Gone are the days of just dying your hair just for a new look. What if I told you there’s a new hair trend that will not only give you luscious locks but cleverly contours your face shape by using the method of Negative Space? While the trend has already caught on in the U.S., Mi The Salon and Salon Vim are the first to bring it to Singapore and I can already tell it will be the next big thing. We were invited to Mi The Salon at ION Orchard, and Director Jonathan Tham explained that Negative Space makes…

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If you haven’t already heard, Toy Story 4 will be showing in cinemas this 20 June 2019, and I can’t wait! 23 years has just flown by since the first sequel was released and many of us may have grown up watching it or even have kids now who are still watching the previous movies. In line with the release of the highly-anticipated Disney Pixar movie, Gardens By The Bay will be holding a Toy Story-themed Children’s Festival 2019 from 15 – 30 June 2019, in collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia. The Supertree…

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Starbucks has been teasing us with pretty merch drops since the beginning of this year, and from 1 April 2019, the coffee chain will be releasing the Starbucks® Mini Collectible Set. Before you get too excited, this collection is only available for all Starbucks Rewards™ members and the designs will be dropped every Monday for S$18.90 each (S$16.90 for Gold Members). On 1 April, get your hands on the Starbucks® Barista Boy and start building your very own mini coffee outlet. Here are the dates to look out for the different designs: 1 April – Starbucks® Barista Boy 8 April…

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