Author: Terence Tan

Terence aspires to be a photojournalist. He loves spending his free time exploring Singapore and attributes this hobby to binge watching Dora the Explorer when he was a rug rat.

Get ready to rumble because WWE Live Singapore 2017 will be bringing down the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 28 June 2017. Do not miss out on this chance to see your favourite superstars in action as they deliver a night of non-stop entertainment for the whole family. You can expect to see WWE favourites Chris Jericho, Dean Ambrose, Sheamus and Maryse among many others in what is guaranteed to be a night of electrifying wrestling mania. This is also the first time WWE will be performing in Singapore since its last sell-out show back in July 2015. Tickets are still available but…

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Ask any ordinary person on the street and boro may be an unfamiliar term. However, for the folks over at FIN Crafted Goods, boro represents a way of life that is etched into the philosophy of their brand. Simply translated as ‘ragged’ or ‘tattered’, boro is a technique that dates all the way back to the Edo period when peasants, who were too poor to afford lavish clothes, often patched up their worn out garments that would end up lasting them a lifetime or even longer (when it’s passed down to future generations). Forming the core of their business philosophy over…

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After constantly seeing news of avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama’s upcoming exhibition in Singapore on Facebook over the past few months, it’s an understatement to say that I was hyped for the big day. Not only are her artworks intriguing (and trippy), Kusama’s life story is endlessly captivating. From now till 3 September 2017, the exhibition titled Yayoi Kusama: Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow, will be on display at National Gallery Singapore. Beyond doing it for the ‘gram, head down with your fellow art junkies and marvel at more than 120 of her artworks spanning across seven decades. The…

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Returning with the theme of ‘Enchantment’, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2017 will be offering its audiences many intimate moments as well as chances to form deeper connections. From 28 June – 9 September 2017, the festival will be focusing on 16 commissions consisting of both local acts and international collaborations that will definitely leave you enchanted. Adopting an innovative and participatory festival format, SIFA 2017 will also be shining the spotlight on ordinary Singaporeans as they work on 90 unique events together with our very own homegrown artists and participants. This year, The O.P.E.N. (a pre-festival public engagement initiative) will…

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This year, we celebrate 50 years of National Service (NS50) in Singapore but watching reruns of ‘Ah Boys To Men’ is not quite enough to honour the contributions that our Singaporean sons have made to nation-building. Brought to you by homegrown artists from the Singapore Art Society, Commemorating NS50 Through Art will be running from 24 – 29 June 2017 to pay tribute to the many generations of national servicemen who have served and protected Singapore. Similar to how every father passes on the duty of defending our nation to his son, this exhibition showcases the works of first generation artists…

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A 120-foot long glass facade, two hand-carved marble staircases, 12 ficus trees and Apple’s widest video screen to date. Well played, Apple. I was so thrilled to finally visit the first Apple store in Singapore at the Knightsbridge Mall along Orchard Road, which also happens to be one of its most eco-friendly ones — a fitting tribute to our title as a ‘Garden City’ indeed. Walking in to bright smiles and warm greetings by the staff, I was barely able to contain my fanboy heart as I stood amidst the constant shuffling of customers and tourists alike who were busy checking out every nook…

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Sick and tired of watching movies in malls or at home? Always wished you could experience the drive-in cinema scene of the 1970s? Here’s your chance! Head down to the field outside White Sands on 24 June 2017 for an outdoor drive-in movie screening of Kong: Skull Island. Best of all, there will be free flow popcorn and candy floss during the event. You can even enjoy your favourite bites from the mall while watching the movie. Just place an order with the ushers and they will bring it right to you! In addition to the screening, there will be various…

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“Attention all Singaporeans, this is your Captain speaking. The journey to Hollywood is now more than just a dream!” Starting from 29 October 2017, United Airlines will be rolling out daily direct flights from Singapore (SG) to Los Angeles (LA). The trip to LA will take 15 hours and 15 minutes with flights departing from Singapore Changi Airport at 11am (UTC+8) and landing in Los Angeles International Airport at 10.15am (UTC-8) on the same day. The journey back home will take 17 hours and 55 minutes and flights will leave LA at 8.15pm (UTC-8), arriving in SG two days later at 6.45am…

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Calling all dog lovers! Treat yourself to a pleasant evening spent with man’s best friends and indulge in a feast at Paws N Pans on 17 June 2017. Take this opportunity to let your furry companions meet new friends while you interact with fellow dog lovers. Who knows? You may even meet your special someone there. Pssst… Only singles are allowed. If you do not own a dog, you are still more than welcome to join. Have fun with the pooches from Paws N Pans’ partnered dog shelter and give your newfound best friends a place to call home when you fall…

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There was a time when hipsters were defined as people who followed the latest trends, especially those outside the cultural mainstream. However, the growth of hipster culture lately has led to the term losing its original intended meaning and in fact, ‘hipsters’ seem to be the most mainstream crowd of them all. With an increasing number of ‘hipster barbers’ opening their doors in recent years, it may be hard to even call them hipster any longer. To stay ahead of the mainstream crowd and establish yourself as a true blue hipster, this is one barber you should get your haircut at. Meet the mother…

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Tucked away in a quaint street along Beach Road lies a shophouse with an understated elegance that seems to draw in curious looks from passers-by. With its allure of pastel-coloured aesthetics, there is no reason to not head in for a look-see. In this era of new cafes springing up every other day, it is easy to mistake Looksee Looksee as just another one adding on to that long list. However, this is far from true. Branding itself as a reading room and tea salon, Looksee Looksee is an extension of The Lo & Behold Group’s chain of hospitality and food…

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With the surge in popularity of Korean dramas and K-POP in recent years, many have been flocking to South Korea in the hopes of meeting Park Bo Gum or Song Joong Ki on the streets. If you are not a fan of either, the city of Seoul is also known for its fashion-forward items and cheap cosmetics. However, if you venture beyond the enclave of metropolitan cities such as Busan and Seoul, South Korea has so much more to offer than just that. Known as a scenic city with a picturesque bay among locals, Suncheon is one undiscovered gem among foreigners…

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Working in the field, humanitarian aid workers often face risks unknown to many. Shedding light on the reality of medical humanitarian missions, Doctors Without Borders Film Festival will be coming to Singapore from 9 – 11 June 2017 at The Projector. Through three critically-acclaimed documentaries, learn more about the life of humanitarian aid workers in the frontline, and their efforts to preserve human dignity in times of crises. The film festival also aims to bring the public closer to what Doctors Without Borders, the first non-military and non-governmental humanitarian organisation specialising in emergency medical assistance, does and the struggles that they…

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Dancing his way back to our hearts after his last concert here three years ago, Show Luo or more fondly known as ‘Xiao Zhu’, is set to light up the stage once again at Resorts World Compass Ballroom on 12 August 2017 with his brand new world tour ‘Crazy World Tour 2017’. Prepare to get blown away by his insane dance moves and stage presence as he pushes beyond limits and performs a record of 40 songs in a single night! With hits ranging from his debut album ‘Show Time’ in 2003 to his latest release ‘Reality Show’ in 2015, Show once again proves…

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With news of the expected completion of the Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) by the end of 2017, I am beyond thrilled at the prospect of exploring parts of Singapore that were previously too inaccessible. After all, if you are a Westie (like I am), the East is practically a foreign land and you probably go to Johor Bahru more often than the other end of Singapore. Before DTL3 opens, here are eight things you have to do on the current DTL: 1. Be Blown Away By The Aerial View Of Chinatown There’s so much to do in Chinatown, primarily shopping, eating, and drinking. The historical…

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