Leading global camera phone brand, OPPO, has today launched its hotly anticipated R11, bringing Singaporeans a powerful camera phone that captures clear and beautiful images like no other.On June 23, 2017 / By Nookmag
Leading global camera phone brand, OPPO, has today launched its hotly anticipated R11, bringing Singaporeans a powerful camera phone that captures clear and beautiful images like no other.
Along with a slim and fashionable appearance, the OPPO R11 boasts the world’s first 20MP front camera and 20MP+16MP rear dual cameras, changing the way consumers use smartphones to capture everyday moments.
Singaporeans can now master the art of clear and beautiful portraits with the R11, thanks to the foreground bokeh effect, the automatic HDR function, and intelligent skin tone beautification technology that ensures every shot is captured to perfection.
The R11 hits the shelves from July 1, and is available in two new finishes – gold or black – complementing any fashion look with style.
Sean Deng, Managing Director of OPPO Singapore, said: “The R11 dramatically improves the camera phone experience for consumers looking for a powerful product that captures true-to-life images in enhanced clarity.”
“OPPO is committed to bringing the best camera phones and experiences to Singaporeans. Not only does the R11 deliver on innovative technology enhancements to make it our best camera phone yet, it is also a beautiful looking device that is an extension of personal style,” he said.
Camera phone innovation that packs a punch
Powering the R11’s exceptional camera performance is a customized Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 660 processor featuring revolutionary 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP (Image Signal Processor) and HVX (Hexagon Vector Extensions) technologies. The results are lightning-fast autofocus speeds and smooth optical zoom, coupled with stunning image quality, even under low-light conditions. Power consumption is smarter too, as the new platform consumes 40% less power in photography and image processing*.
Software enhancements also take the guesswork out of stunning portraits with the R11. The device intelligently adjusts exposure levels between portrait subjects and the background by automatically identifying more than 100 daily scene settings, enabling users to shoot clear and bright portraits in every environment. All of this can be accessed simply activating the ‘Portrait’ function on the camera, without any complicated manual settings.
A futuristic and fluid design
The body of the R11 emphasizes the ergonomics of the human hand where the thinnest points of the phone lie at the sides, letting the R11 rest snugly in the palm. The R11’s smooth base curves are produced with new forging and pressing technologies, making this streamlined object firm to the touch and a sight to behold.
The R11 has it all… both beauty and brains!
The R11 features stunning antenna lines created with customized tungsten blades flowing across the device. But this is much more than just good looks – the antenna lines feature all-new Antenna 2.0 technology, reducing the previous three lines to two while maintaining fast and reliable internet access.
On the front, the R11 features a stunning 5.5-inch high-definition display screen, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. A generous 3000mAh battery and patented low-voltage VOOC flash charge technology guarantees the R11 has the juice to back up its robust processing. The camera phone also features solid-state lightning-fast fingerprint identification, making phone unlocking more precise than ever for users.
ColorOS 3.1 offers peace of mind with a faster and safer payment experience
The R11 runs on ColorOS 3.1, based on Android 7.1, giving added security and encryption for mobile payments and file transfers without the need for an internet connection.
The OPPO R11 camera phone will be available to purchase in Singapore from July 1, 2017 for SGD699. Pre-order starts from now here.
Home to the latest most popular and critically acclaimed films, FOX Movies Premium rebranded as FOX Movies last Saturday. To celebrate the rebrand, FOX Movies will show 52On June 12, 2017 / By Nookmag
Home to the latest most popular and critically acclaimed films, FOX Movies Premium rebranded as FOX Movies last Saturday. To celebrate the rebrand, FOX Movies will show 52 movies for 52 nights, from now to 31 July. Tune in for an exclusive nightly line-up of the best Hollywood hits, including 24 blockbuster film premieres airing on the small screen for the very first time.
FOX Movies is the place where viewers can expect incredible. The channel is dedicated to providing first-run and exclusive content through an unmatched entertainment experience. From Hollywood blockbusters, award winners, epic franchise to the biggest hits, FOX Movies brings you everything you want and more!
Lucien Harrington, SVP of Marketing & Communications for FOX Networks Group in Asia, says, “Audiences in Singapore are hungry for the latest and greatest content. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the FOX Movies rebrand than with 52 blockbusters for 52 nights.
“FOX Movies is the number one Hollywood movie channel in Singapore, and for more than three years, we’ve had the unique distinction of airing seven of the top 10 US box office movies. FOX Movies is not only the home to Star Wars and Marvel, but also the only place where TV viewers will find first-run films from 20th Century FOX, Disney and MGM.”
Movies coming to the small screen during FOX Movies’ 52 movies for 52 nights include:
The rebrand of FOX Movies also coincides with the unveiling of brand new look and feel for FOX Networks Group channels, FOX Action Movies and FOX Family Movies too, designed by leading creative agency Gretel.
Tune in to FOX Movies from now to 31 July to experience 52 movies for 52 nights – with even more of the world’s biggest films and franchises coming soon, exclusively on Singtel TV Ch 414 and Starhub TV Ch 622.
With shopping fever gripping Singapore ahead of the sale season, trade in the busy malls for the couch with the Tmall 6.18 Mid-Year Mega Sale that’s coming toOn June 11, 2017 / By Nookmag
With shopping fever gripping Singapore ahead of the sale season, trade in the busy malls for the couch with the Tmall 6.18 Mid-Year Mega Sale that’s coming to Singapore for three days only from 18-20 June.
Tmall, the creator of the annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, the world’s largest 24-hour online sale, has scaled up its mid-year sale for 2017. In good news for the island-states’ shoppers, the Tmall mega sale will now cover major overseas markets with a sizeable Chinese community including Singapore, bringing users worldwide a total of RMB10 billion worth of promotional offers and products from its impressive line-up of Chinese and global brands.
During the 18-20 June mega-sale, Singaporeans can shop till they drop with incredible discounts of up to 50% off across all product categories such as apparel, home and living, consumer electronics, mother and baby, as well as everything in between on Tmall. Shoppers can access the mega-sale through Taobao Marketplace (world.taobao.com) or Mobile Taobao (手机淘宝), the flagship mobile shopping app of Alibaba Group. Both Tmall and Taobao Marketplace are in Chinese and perfect for consumers who want an online shopping experience with a Chinese-language interface.
Elaine Hu, Director of Tmall World, said, “Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.com have exploded in popularity in Singapore thanks to the savings they can bring to consumers. Whether it’s transforming the home, upgrading gadgets or investing in a new wardrobe, they are the one-stop shopping destinations to bag an online bargain.”
“To reward our shoppers in the sunny island-state, we’re excited to bring them our popular Tmall 6.18 Mid-Year Mega Sale. Going forward, we will be more committed to serving the Singapore market and bringing local consumers more promotional offers and a better user experience.”
Together with incredible discounts across a huge range of popular items, Tmall and Taobao Marketplace are offering other attractive deals, including:
Shoppers have even more to celebrate as Tmall and Taobao Marketplace roll out sea freight as a new delivery option to Singapore for larger and bulky items, such as furniture and home decor products, to complement the air freight options already available. This delivery option will be priced from RMB14.5 + GST and is applicable to single products of up to 100 kilograms each, or consolidated packages of up to 200 kilograms each.
Head on down to UNIQLO’s Global Flagship Store at Orchard Central and look forward to plenty of fun-filled moments as UNIQLO presents a plethora of engaging activities andOn June 10, 2017 / By Nookmag
Head on down to UNIQLO’s Global Flagship Store at Orchard Central and look forward to plenty of fun-filled moments as UNIQLO presents a plethora of engaging activities and workshops for the whole family! Check out the activities happening below:
1. FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL: SEW A POCKET SQUARE WORKSHOP BY INVENTORY
10 & 11 June (Saturday & Sunday)
2.30pm to 3.30pm, 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Try your hand at sewing a pocket square with hand-rolled hems and learn how to fold and adorn the dapper accessory. No prior sewing experience is required, so sign up now to take part in this fun activity! Tip: Match your handmade pocket square with UNIQLO’s Formal Shirts to create a sartorial gift set for Dad!
How to participate:
Sign up for this FREE workshop online. Successful applicants will be notified by email.
* This workshop is limited to 10 participants per session.
2. MARBLING WORKSHOP BY HOW TO INK
17 June (Saturday)
2.00pm to 3.00pm, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Get acquainted with the technique and tools of paper marbling and create mesmerising postcards for your loved ones!
How to participate:
Sign up for this FREE workshop online. Successful applicants will be notified by email.
* This workshop is meant for children between the ages of 4 to 12 and is limited to 12 participants per session. Children below 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
3. SILK SCREEN ‘LIVE STATION’ BY MONSTER GALLERY
18 June (Sunday)
3.00pm to 6.00pm
Learn how to transfer unique graphics designed by Monster Gallery onto your favourite UNIQLO T-Shirt (UT) using silkscreening!
How to participate:
Purchase 1 cotton-based T-Shirt which will be used for this activity. Visit the Live Station on Level 3 of UNIQLO Orchard Central to redeem a ticket. Complete your creation within 30 minutes so that other kids can join in the fun too! Share your very own creation with your friends and family on social media – don’t forget to tag UNIQLO at #UniqloOrchardCentral @UniqloSG!
* This activity is meant for children between the ages of 4 to 12 and is limited to 30 participants. Children below 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Redemption period ends at 5.15pm.
4. PERSONALISE YOUR OUTFIT ‘LIVE STATION’ BY PEW PEW PATCHES
24 & 25 June (Saturday & Sunday)
3.00pm to 6.00pm
Redeem two iron-on patches designed by Pew Pew Patches to decorate your clothes! Iron them onto your purchases in-store or take them home!
How to participate:
Spend a minimum of $80 at UNIQL0 Orchard Central to stand a chance in redeeming two free patches! Approach the Live Station on Level 3 of UNIQLO Orchard Central to have your patches ironed on in-store (subjected to waiting time) or take them home! Share your very own creation with your friends and family on social media – don’t forget to tag UNIQLO at #UniqloOrchardCentral @UniqloSG!
* Limited to 30 redemptions per day. Redemption period ends at 5.45pm or while stocks last.
For the second year running, Tippling Club will be supporting the i-India 2017 Summer Soiree, by sponsoring food and drinks to cater for the annual fundraising event. OrganisedOn June 6, 2017 / By Nookmag
For the second year running, Tippling Club will be supporting the i-India 2017 Summer Soiree, by sponsoring food and drinks to cater for the annual fundraising event.
Organised by UWCSEA East Campus ‘Colours of India’ Global Concern, in conjunction with Friends of i-India, the fundraiser aims to ensure the continuation of the food program in three of i-India’s shelter homes for underprivileged children for the next year, and fund two school teachers’ annual salaries.
Held on Saturday, 10 June 2017 from 7.00pm onwards, the i-India 2017 Summer Soiree unfolds at a stunning private residence in the Bukit Timah area, in a night of music, dancing, laughter and feasting.
Providing the evening’s entertainment is Australian comedian Jonathan Atherton, who joins Tippling Club in serving up an evening of gut-wrenching laughs and modern day gastronomy.
In addition to sponsoring all the food and drinks for the event, Chef-Owner Ryan Clift will be personally helming the kitchen with his team, to cook for the guests.
“Coming from a Western country, we tend to take most things for granted. But for these kids, something as simple as a shower is hard to come by. It is amazing to witness the work and effort that i-India has put into supporting the homeless children of India, and I am humbled to once again be a part of this endeavour,” affirms Clift, who has been an i-India supporter since 2012.
Clift will also be working with the restaurant’s partners and suppliers to secure charity auction prizes such as luxury wines, high-end home appliances, deluxe spa treatments and dining vouchers, to help raise funds for the charity.
The i-India 2017 Summer Soiree is happening on Saturday, 10 June from 7.00pm onwards at 1 Denham Close. Dress code is cocktail casual.
Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. debuts the 247 Dawn till Dusk pack in advance of summer. Designed with the modern urbanite in mind, the premium 247 Dusk tillOn June 5, 2017 / By Nookmag
Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. debuts the 247 Dawn till Dusk pack in advance of summer. Designed with the modern urbanite in mind, the premium 247 Dusk till Dawn pack combines versatility and all-day comfort in a style consumer can wear from dusk until dawn.
The New Balance 247 Dawn till Dusk pack consists of five new colorways inspired by various shades of the daily changing sky, including Basin, Rose, Hemp, Light Porcelain, and a women’s-only Arctic Fox. The pack’s models offer a perforated nubuck upper, contemporary bootie construction, and a gum outsole. The pack also features an Ortholite® insole and lightweight REVlite midsole for superior fit and comfort.
The pack retails for SGD169.
Bringing back popular tunes from the 1960s to today, Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay, will provide a platform for up-and-coming young musicians to reimagine Singapore classic hitsOn June 4, 2017 / By Nookmag
Bringing back popular tunes from the 1960s to today, Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay, will provide a platform for up-and-coming young musicians to reimagine Singapore classic hits and share them with the public, evoking a shared nostalgia for music from yesteryears. This initiative is a collaboration between like- minded partners, Temasek and the National Arts Council (NAC), in enabling young Singaporeans to develop and showcase musical talents.
Rosa Daniel, Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council said, “For over a decade, Noise Singapore has played a key role in arts creation, participation and appreciation among youths in our country. We are happy to be working with Temasek to enable more young people to take centre-stage and reach their artistic goals. Through our partnership, we are confident Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay will bring Singaporeans together by reliving some of Singapore’s classic hits, while giving today’s musicians a chance to uniquely interpret these popular songs.”
“Temasek is part of the Singapore story. Collaborating with the NAC, The Great Singapore Replay aims to bring together people across generations through the rediscovery of ‘made-in-Singapore’ music, whilst providing a platform that inspires young creative talents to contribute to our rich local music heritage,” said Mr Robin Hu, Head, Sustainability and Stewardship Group, Temasek. “Temasek cares deeply about the wellbeing of our community and this active programming initiative is part of our ongoing support in enabling and nurturing young Singaporean talents.”
Vote for your favourite Singapore classic hits
To propel the appreciation and awareness of Singapore’s English contemporary music scene to a new level, members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite classic hits from a curated list of 25 popular tunes from the 1960s to 2000s. The top 10 songs receiving the most number of votes will be remade by ten pairs of emerging and established musical talents, such as .gif, Shak’thiya, Charlie Lim and Sara Wee, who will work together to give each chosen song a fresh spin.
Debbi Koh, an emerging indie singer-songwriter said, “Being able to use my creativity to take a chance on a classic Singapore tune is an opportunity I’m very grateful for. Alongside the incredible Inch Chua, I can’t wait to learn more about the song chosen for me, and I hope that we do the song justice through our musical influence.”
“It is an honour for me to be working with one of our promising young artists on this unique initiative. It’s an enjoyable walk down memory lane to be able to immerse ourselves in the classic hits of our past and work together with our next generation to remake them in our own ways. I look forward to sharing our interpretations with the public later this year.” said Singapore’s established musician, Inch Chua.
Follow the creative journey as these classic hits are reimagined
The journey of these collaborations will also be captured and featured in weekly webisodes for the public to follow and be part of the remaking process.
Shout-out to aspiring musicians to submit their own renditions of Singapore classic hits
As part of the organisers’ efforts to enable local aspiring musicians to unleash their creativity and reach their artistic goals, an Open Call will be held from 10 July 2017. Participants can record a cover of their favourite original Singapore classic released between 1960 and 2000, in any of Singapore’s four official languages and genre, and publish it on YouTube for the chance to win S$500, as well as perform the cover of the song ‘live’ during the final showcase.
All applicants will also be invited for an opportunity to participate in a Stage Performance Workshop conducted by homegrown musician and producer Tim De Cotta. The workshop will focus on stage performances and create a space for different musicians to share experiences when it comes to preparing for performances.
Watch the musicians take centre-stage
The hard work of the musicians will culminate in a final showcase held at Clarke Quay Central on 9 September 2017. The public can watch the 10 emerging artists perform live their freshly reimagined classic hits as well as several of their songs.
Public voting for the 10 Singapore classic hits to be remade begins now and it can be done at any of the five locations of the roving jukebox voting booth or online
Onitsuka Tiger is proud to announce a new collaboration, “Sakiori” with Saccora Japan on Morioko city, Iwate. The Saccora Project breathes new life into forgotten cloth through theOn June 3, 2017 / By Nookmag
Onitsuka Tiger is proud to announce a new collaboration, “Sakiori” with Saccora Japan on Morioko city, Iwate. The Saccora Project breathes new life into forgotten cloth through the traditional Edo period crafting technique of sakiori. Onitsuka Tiger’s classic MEXICO 66 and LAWNSHIP 2.0 models have been reborn.
Thanks to Tohoku region weavers, this new take on a traditional technique makes both the MEXICO 66 and LAWNSHIP 2.0 sneakers modern and stylish.
Sakiori is a form of craftsmanship – a wisdom of the people – passed down in the Tohoku region from a time long ago when cotton was extremely precious. The process tears old cloth into thin strips that are then carefully woven, thread-by-thread, into a new material using a traditional loom. Almost every step of this process is done by hand and through this handiwork the artisan’s love for the crafting of things is also woven into the material. This gives rise to the unique texture, that no machine can replicate.
The Saccora Project combines leftover material and scraps from apparel makers with the craftsmanship of Tohoku region weavers to create material with a fresh appeal. Their sakiori technique is an example of using sustainable production techniques to create new, eco-friendly products.
Since making Singapore its home in 2015, Aloha Poké continues to take the Singapore F&B scene by storm, from its flagship Amoy Street outlet to Marina Bay LinkOn June 3, 2017 / By Nookmag
Since making Singapore its home in 2015, Aloha Poké continues to take the Singapore F&B scene by storm, from its flagship Amoy Street outlet to Marina Bay Link Mall and Chevron House at Raffles Place.
From 8th June, Bugis Junction is the latest to serve up the Hawaiian tradition of poké (pronounced “poh- kay”), the power lunch bowl of fresh greens, white or brown rice, with a generous serve of sashimi grade tuna or salmon prepared in three signature flavours of Original, Wasabi Mayo and Spicy; topped off with an equally generous choice of superfoods (including avocado, pomegranate, edamame, and flying fish row just to name a few). Among the tried and tested seasonal flavours that Poké fans will be happy to see regularly is the Mentai Salmon, a favourite served at current outlets and soon to be added to the regular menu. In place of fish, vegetarians have the option of the Nutty Sesame Tofu. New poké flavours will be included as daily options, including Kimchee Tako (octopus), Black Pepper Tuna, Ginger Ponzu Salmon and more.
The Bugis Junction outlet is strategically located next to Fitness First and offers a delicious 10% opening discount to all customers for the first month from opening. Customers will find Aloha Poke’s three size options to satisfy their hunger, including the Lil Swell (75g of poké) at SGD11.90, the Standard Bowl (150g of poké) at SGD15.90 and the Big Kahuna (225g of poké) at SGD19.90. Drink options include Cocoloco and cold pressed juice from Juix Up (SGD5.90 each).
As committed purveyors of freshness, Aloha Poké sources its salmon and tuna from Norway, Tasmania, Indonesia and the Philippines. Based on statistics from the other outlets, Aloha Poké Bugis Junction can expect to sell an average of 114kg of fish and an average of two poké bowls per minute during the two- hour lunch window per day. All this with the team committed to preparing each lunch bowl within 10 minutes to get the queues moving swiftly. With 2.5 tons of fish currently consumed per month (more than the average weight of a large SUV!) over the three outlets, Aloha Poké can expect this figure to increase once the Bugis Junction outlet gets going.
With its strategic location, Aloha Poké at Bugis will be a welcome boost for office lunches and events.
This summer, designed to celebrate the LGBTQ society, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star launches their newest collection in bright and bold colours. What inspired this never done beforeOn June 2, 2017 / By Tian Tian
This summer, designed to celebrate the LGBTQ society, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star launches their newest collection in bright and bold colours.
What inspired this never done before collection is the first Pride Parade in New York during the 1970s. Keeping the goal #YESTOALL in mind, Converse’s Pride Collection encourages everyone to be themselves, regardless of gender, identity and orientation. Merchandises from the pride collection will feature an entire series of products filled with rainbow-inspired patches, a pride-themed foot bed and a terry cloth heel stay.
Staying true to the message behind the collection of #YESTOALL, Converse has created 13 different variations of #YESTOALL posters, proving the pride collection to be beyond boundaries, as do our choices to be who we are. With a myriad of products, you will be sure to find something you identify yourselves with!
Proceeds from the Pride Collection will be donated to two organisations – ‘It Gets Better Project’ and ‘The Happy Hippie Foundation’ which empower and support the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
Shop the collection now at converse.com
Following up on the metallic silver ASICS Tiger GEL-DS TRAINER OG X Wood Wood shoe that was released in early May, ASICS Tiger and Wood Wood will nowOn May 30, 2017 / By Nookmag
Following up on the metallic silver ASICS Tiger GEL-DS TRAINER OG X Wood Wood shoe that was released in early May, ASICS Tiger and Wood Wood will now release an additional version in warm greys and beige tones.
The first version of the ASICS Tiger GEL-DS TRAINER OG X Wood Wood was reminiscent of disc based media players from the 90s, whereas the second version seems to hint more at Dieter Rams designed electronics of the 60s.
The subtle take on the 90s runner features a mesh toebox, grey suede ASICS stripes and tan leather panels on the heel. The skeleton upper provides extra midfoot stability, ASICS GEL technology enhances cushioning and the Mono-Sock bootie provides the comfortable fit.
The GEL-DS TRAINER OG also features a DUOSOLE outsole for enhanced flexibility, durability and traction. Additional details include red eyelets, olive green lace tips and outsole, yellow leather accents, oval laces and Wood Wood branding on the tongue.
Wood Wood’s second interpretation of the classic running silhouette is available at the international network of Family & Friends retailers such as STARTHREESIXTY and Limited Edt in Singapore from now.
ASICS Tiger GEL-DS TRAINER OG X Wood Wood will be retailing at SGD229.
OSIM introduces the uStiletto leg massager for fashion- conscious ladiesOn May 29, 2017 / By Nookmag
OSIM introduces the uStiletto leg massager for fashion- conscious ladies.
Let’s talk Stilettos, the ultimate in killer heels. A favourite on the glamorous catwalks and fashion runways of the world, stilettos are a common staple for any lady who wants to look good.
The heels give a boost to the height, accentuate the posture and make the wearer look and feel more confident. Studies have shown that stilettos can make the legs look slimmer and increase the probability of attracting attention from the men. It is no wonder they are a desired accessory for ladies who want to look sharp.
However, all this comes at a price. Prolonged wearing of high heels can result in excess muscle fatigue and strain, a sore back, stress on the knees, calves and feet. The high heel habit not only causes your calf muscles to tighten and shorten over time, it can also lead to uneven weight distribution on the sole of the foot. With the entire weight of the body precariously supported by the feet on killer heels, it could result in aches and pains at the end of the day. It becomes a love-hate relationship: love the looks, hate the aches.
Enter the uStiletto – OSIM’s latest leg massager, specially developed and designed to provide a thorough and pampering massage of aching legs & feet with its ‘S-Tone Airbags’ and ‘S-Care Rollers’. In addition to the soothing relief of muscle aches and strains, the uStiletto helps to beautify the legs by reducing water retention, reducing the appearance of varicose veins, toning and tightening the muscles – perfect for people on the go all day, even in normal footwear; especially for ladies in high heels.
The OSIM uStiletto gives your legs a snug embrace from the toes, all the way up to the calf; a perfect fit. A selection of gentle strokes or vigorous massage brings almost instant relief, soothing away the day’s tension and aches. Gentle, yet firm compressions from strategically placed airbags around the calf, foot and ankles, stimulate circulation while strategically positioned reflexology rollers under the foot arch, heel and toes, knead away the day’s aches and strains.
OSIM uStiletto programs are tailored specifically for women who wear high heels. There are five programme settings designed to suit individual preferences:
|1. Pamper||· Combination of gentle and comfortable massage techniques soothes discomfort arising from wearing stilettos – the perfect choice for users new to leg massage.|
|2. Relief||· Emulating the agile kneading and pressing massage techniques of a professional masseur, this programme relieves the tension accumulated on tired legs and ankles after a day of walking on stilettos.|
|3. Beauty||· Intense airbag massage improves circulation and metabolism in the legs, reducing water retention, toning and tightening muscles, achieving healthier and beautiful legs.|
|4. Reflexology||· For health and better well-being through foot reflexology; stimulate vital reflex points to enhance circulation and the curative effects of massage
· For people who like stronger reflexology massage, such as high heels wearer who have a regular massage regime
· Strong reflexology massage helps improve metabolism for better well-being, giving you a healthy glow.
|5. Sleep||· Gentle and soothing, relaxes body and mind for a restful beauty sleep|
For each of the above programmes, there are three speed-intensity settings for the airbags and rollers. There is also a warm setting for added relaxation of the muscles.
The uStiletto is arguably the most beautiful leg massager design ever, with three fashionable artistic designs featuring stylish heels to reflect individual personalities. It is the first OSIM product employing Hydrographics Technology i.e. OSIM designers diligently applied the “water transfer” printing technology to create a high-quality porcelain-like translucent finish with design that easily fits into any modern home interior. It is lightweight and portable, and can be easily moved around to enjoy a pampering leg massage anywhere in the home or office. It is the perfect complement to your high heels wardrobe.
Majulah Singapura! Beyond the picture perfect skyline and bustling city centre, there are endless possibilities about what truly makes Singapore amazing. This May, the LEGO Group presents #BuildAmazingSGOn May 28, 2017 / By Nookmag
Majulah Singapura! Beyond the picture perfect skyline and bustling city centre, there are endless possibilities about what truly makes Singapore amazing. This May, the LEGO Group presents #BuildAmazingSG to call on all Singaporeans to showcase their creativity by recreating and redefining the country’s most significant local icons using LEGO bricks.
LEGO #BuildAmazingSG Contest
The idea of #BuildAmazingSG is to inspire and uncover what makes our Lion City amazing, told through the lens of locals and LEGO bricks. It can be anything from an iconic landmark, a monument, a cultural element, or something about us – the people. How will you #BuildAmazingSG?
To enter the contest, simply take a picture of your LEGO creation, upload it to Instagram with the hashtags #BuildAmazingSG and #LEGOSG, and share a short explanation of why the creation is special to you. There is no limit to the number of entries one can submit, and each entry has a chance to win the complete set of Singapore Limited Edition Food Culture Mini-Builds, and feature their winning creations at Plaza Singapura for the entire nation to admire and celebrate!
With entries open until 15th June, there’s still time to start building and inspiring others. The only limitation to what you can build is your imagination!
Singapore Limited Edition Food Culture Mini-Builds
Inspired by the vibrant local food culture that makes Singapore truly amazing, The LEGO® Group launches 5 exclusive Singapore Food Culture Mini-Builds featuring our beloved food cart, national dishes chilli crab, nyonya kuehs, and traditional kaya toast breakfast set, as well as our truly unique hawker centre ‘chope’ practice.
These bright and colourful Singapore Food Culture Mini-Builds are carefully designed to create the perfect collectables that speak directly to all who treasure the unique food culture and national identity of Singapore. Show your love for our amazing city by collecting all 5 of them – exclusively made available in Singapore! Furthermore, you’ll be entitled to an exclusive Singapore Food Culture ‘base’ when all 5 mini-builds are collected!
Each mini build is redeemable with a minimum purchase of SGD80 of LEGO products in a single receipt. Hurry and get them while stocks last!
Cities of Wonders Event
The celebration for #BuildAmazingSG continues at the LEGO® Cities of Wonders event – where imagination becomes real, and kids can look to enter a parallel world that belongs to them, modelled on some of the most popular LEGO CITY and FRIENDS sets.
Kids can look to immerse themselves in a colourful LEGO world filled with fun games, exciting activities and challenges to emerge victorious in the series of missions. Parents can experience how their child’s imagination can lead to amazing creations at this exciting event designed especially for kids.
Join in the fun at Parkway Parade from 2 to 18 June and let your kids’ creativity fly high with unlimited creations to be built!
Ninja Warrior and Spartan Race enthusiasts can soon look forward to a new obstacle course in town. A pop-up military-inspired obstacle course – The Gillette ProShield Challenge –On May 20, 2017 / By Nookmag
Ninja Warrior and Spartan Race enthusiasts can soon look forward to a new obstacle course in town. A pop-up military-inspired obstacle course – The Gillette ProShield Challenge – is making its way to the heart of Orchard Road from now to 21 May.
Designed to provide a taste of the training Singapore’s national servicemen (NSmen) undergo, the obstacle course held at Plaza Singapura is part of Gillette’s #GilletteSalutes the NSman in You campaign to thank generations of Singapore’s NSmen for 50 years of serving and protecting the nation.
Open to members of the public, participants must race against the clock and conquer a series of obstacles – from scaling a warped wall to swinging from bar to bar and leaping across platforms – to complete the course. Check out this exciting teaser video of the course right here:
The first 150 participants on 21 May will each walk away with a pair of movie ticket vouchers. For the participant who clocks the fastest timing – prizes await. Best of all, participation is free!
1st Prize: 5 years worth of Gillette Fusion Proshield Razor and Blades, Gillette’s best razor to date
2nd Prize: 3 years worth of Gillette Fusion Proshield Razor and Blades
3rd Prize: 1 year worth of Gillette Fusion Proshield Razor and Blades
On top of that, Gillette’s most advanced razor, the Gillette Fusion ProShield Razor, will also be available at a discount, with the option of being customised with 10 different Limited Edition NS50 designs, and personalised too.
Grab your very own personalised NS50 razor or gift one to the NSmen in your life – whether a father, brother, partner or friend – who are often the unseen heroes and guardians of our shores, to show your appreciation for them and their service to the nation. With Father’s Day coming up, a personalised edition of one of their daily grooming essentials would make a great gift too.
The Gillette ProShield Challenge will be held from now to 21 May at Plaza Singapura, from 11am to 9pm.
Not able to get your hands on a personalised NS50 razor this weekend? Fret not – the customisable razors will also be available at several roadshows island-wide from now until July.
Sports enthusiasts and beginners, and Singaporeans in search of a new retail experience can now get access to over 100,000 sporting products at the new Decathlon Joo KoonOn May 15, 2017 / By Nookmag
Over a weekend at the end of May, Singapore’s creative community will be coming together in a majestic takeover of an iconic heritage building, the New Majestic Hotel,On May 14, 2017 / By Nookmag
Over a weekend at the end of May, Singapore’s creative community will be coming together in a majestic takeover of an iconic heritage building, the New Majestic Hotel, before its conversion into a new hospitality venture.
Curated by Carolyn Kan, Founder of KEEPERS and Carrie K., and jointly organised by Straits Clan, Multiply: A Majestic Playground will feature over 50 of Singapore’s most inspiring artists, designers, makers and craftsmen who will be taking over the building, telling their design stories and plying their wares.
“I have always found that when we bring the right people together, magic happens,” shares Ms Kan, Chief Curator of KEEPERS.
“We’ve gathered a very special collective of like-minded souls who share a common passion and desire to deepen appreciation and mutual respect for our growing pool of Singapore creative talent. This is an immense opportunity to showcase design in the least traditional sense of the word, and what better way for everyone to experience design in a relatable, and accessible, way than play?”
Making Way for the Straits Clan
Eleven years ago, the New Majestic Hotel shone a spotlight on Singapore design and on some of the city’s top creatives. The city’s first Design Hotel invited nine of Singapore’s then-emerging artists to integrate their brand of artistry into the hotel spaces, and also gave five top creative individuals from unique disciplines free rein to personalise a room each, in a tribute to and showcase of Singapore’s creativity and design vision.
Come end of May, the hotel will be making way for what will become Straits Clan, Singapore’s first private members club for entrepreneurs, creatives and persons engaged in social change. To mark this milestone and to honour the hotel’s creative roots, KEEPERS is excited to partner Straits Clan on this momentous design affair. Multiply is a Straits Clan series celebrating the multiplier effect of creative ideas when collaborations take place across or within disciplines. For its first edition, Straits Clan is working with Keepers to bring together the disciplines of art, design, drink, fashion, food, and music. This community of collaborators has been given the creative license to personalise every space within the historic building, and are taking this one-time-only opportunity to inject a sense of discovery, and play, into their installations.
The result, Ms Kan adds, is unpredictable, and the possibilities are endless. It also provides a fresh experience for audiences, who get the opportunity to rediscover a venue, and products, they think they’re familiar with, in an unexpected way.
Journey Around the Majestic Playground
The Majestic Playground will take you on an enthralling journey through four different themes across the four floors of the hotel.
The first floor invites you into a welcoming dream home. Reflecting the elements of the comforts you look forward to come home to, we start with desserts! Be tantalized by an array of specialty ice cream by Creamier, handmade chocolate truffles by Demo Choco and wash it down with a cup of freshly-brewed coffee by Choice Cuts Goods. All while they make you groove uncontrollably to sweet tunes by guest DJs as you add to your collection of rare vinyl records or shop local designer wares at the KEEPERS pop-up.
PONG TABLE BY PLAYplay
If savouries are more your thing, Jeremy of Preparazzi will be working with two other Singaporean chefs to create a selection of delectable pick-and-go dishes with a refreshing twist. When you’ve satiated your tummy, burn them calories off with a ping pong challenge on the specially designed Pong table by PLAYplay, surrounded by floral and art installations, a collaborative project by a florist and two artists.
Meander through the second floor and be transported into the world of art as you explore a collection of individual studios created by artists, craftsmen and design studios. Take a voyeuristic look into Lucinda Law’s live studio and watch her create life-like watercolour paintings, or experience Code Deco’s Singapore Stories through smell. Check out Carrie K.’s installation of stories told through jewellery, all the while keeping hydrated with some very unusual cocktails by The Little Bastard. Before you make your way to the third floor for some retail therapy, get yourself a bold henna tattoo of your vertebrae with Tiffany Lovage.
“JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION” BY YING THE LABEL
Get ready to be transformed as you enter the third floor, the fashion floor, which features a host of local designers touting different styles for both men and women. Get crowned with Singapore’s own milliner Eskpade while you vary your wardrobe repertoire with pieces by award winning designers Max Tan and Biro, Gin Lee, Matter Prints or RÊVASSEUR. Or find out what it takes to create fabric prints from art pieces with Li Ying of Ying The Label and walk away with a matching painting with your purchase of a limited-edition “Journey of Explorations” dress.
CHAMPION COLLOQUIAL BY SAM LO
Finally, on the fourth floor, meet more talents in the Artists’ Attic and immerse yourself in the interactive art installations by renowned local artists like the ‘sticker lady’ herself, Sam Lo, or see Dia, the lady behind the golden stairs, back in action. For some permanent art you can wear, get inked in The Tattoo Parlour featuring a roster of female tattoo artists from renowned tattoo studios including Vagabond Ink, The Bold Fox and King Kong Tattoo.
This collaborative show-and-sell showcase will take place on the weekend of 27 and 28 May from 11am to 10pm. Discover over 50 independent designers, artists, craftsmen, and chefs from fashion to food in the 2-day pop-up featuring retail, exhibitions, workshops, tastings.
Keep your eyes peeled for Converse’s Spring/Summer ’17 collection; the brand’s new and first ever collaboration with Nike’s very own Flyknit Technology. It is designed and created toOn May 1, 2017 / By Nookmag
Keep your eyes peeled for Converse’s Spring/Summer ’17 collection – the brand’s new and first ever collaboration with Nike’s very own Flyknit Technology. It is designed and created to provide ultimate comfort for everyone. By incorporating their sneakers with Flyknit Technology, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike sneakers is designed to keep feet light and easy all-day long. For those who can’t decide if they prefer a Converse or a Nike Flyknit sneaker better, collaborations between the two brands make this the perfect pair for you.
The brand’s new collection does not forget it’s classic Converse high-cut that is paired with welded micro suede upper. However, specifically for this collection, Converse will feature the Nike Lunarlon sock liners, topped with a Flyknit upper – all designed to fit like a glove, keeping it airy and comfortable that even your feet will thank you for it.
For those who are concerned with racking your brains out when it comes to matching your outfit with the sneakers, fret no more. The new collection features four different colour choices to choose from. For those who are monochromic in their fashion pieces, Black and Cool Grey is the pair for you. Rhubarb and White Mono True Indigo will go with those who prefer colours in their outfits. No matter your fashion choices, there is a colour for everyone.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit Collection is available from April 28, 2017 at selected Converse boutiques for SGD169.90.
HOOQ – the largest Video on Demand service in South-East Asia, will be doubling down on local Asian stories, making a bold move into original content across theOn May 1, 2017 / By Nookmag
HOOQ – the largest Video on Demand service in South-East Asia, will be doubling down on local Asian stories, making a bold move into original content across the region. HOOQ will be announcing five all- new Asian originals, adding to its already comprehensive Asian catalogue. These five new projects, which will be announced at APOS this week, from across the region and take the form of 3 movies, a multi-episode series along with 5 pilots. The projects also transcend genre with romance, comedy and drama.
“There is a huge thirst for high quality, unique Asian stories, told from an Asian perspective. We aim to satisfy this with HOOQ Originals on our platform. These four new HOOQ Originals are going to whet your binge-watching appetite for drama, romance and comedies. This is just the beginning of a lot more exciting Asian originals to keep you HOOQ’d. We will continue to push boundaries, to evolve and stay committed to delivering unique, compelling and edgy Asian stories to our millions of HOOQ customers,” said Chief Executive Officer of HOOQ, Mr Peter Bithos.
These four new original productions come on the back of HOOQ and Globe Studios’ first highly anticipated original production On The Job – the pilot of which will now be released as a full-length movie followed by a 5-episode series forming Season 1. Directed by Erik Matti and co-produced with Reality Entertainment, this thrilling drama of crime, deceit and struggles touch scarily close to the hearts of the current underbelly deep in Filipino societal issues. The full-length feature film is slated for release in August 2017 followed six weeks later by the rest of season 1.
‘THE T PARTY’ [Project codename]
The second Filipino original production from HOOQ, code named ‘The T Party’, centres around today’s modern story of finding love on an online dating app aims to delight and entertain with its sexy, steamy yet funny romances. The development of an eight-episode series is now underway with top directors in the romcom genre including Joyce Bernal, as well as Marvin Agustin in his directorial debut. Each episode will revolve around intertwining stories based on finding love (or otherwise) through a popular dating app. It will be, in most ways, an unofficial guide, and a scandalous expose on the merry world of online dating, as navigated by an insider. This series is scheduled to debut exclusively on HOOQ in the late 2017.
MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS: A DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT CANNES SELECTION
HOOQ’s first Indonesian original, “Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts” has been selected at the Director’s Fortnight session at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Marlina is HOOQ’s first venture into Indonesian production. HOOQ has chosen to co-produce this film with award-winning Indonesian film- maker Mouly Surya and producers Rama Adi and Fauzan Zidni. The film is a co-production between Cinesurya and Kaninga Pictures, Sasha and Co Production, Astro Shaw, HOOQ and Purin Pictures. Marlina tells a story of a young widow of the Indonesian hills of the Island of Sumba. Attacked and robbed by a gang of local men, Marlina exacts revenge on the entire gang. The next day, she commences a journey for justice, empowerment and redemption. But her road is long, especially when the ghost of her headless victim decides to haunt her. This is the first Indonesian film to have been selected at Directors’ Fortnight session and the fourth ever selected in Cannes. Marlina is targeted to hit the big screens towards the end of 2017.
In partnership with Starvision and CJ Entertainment, directed by Ody C. Harahap, Sweet 20 is an adaptation from a best-selling Korean movie called Miss Granny. This remake of the Korean comedy tells the story of a 70-year old grandmother, Fatmawati who was transported back to her youth as a 20-year old and becomes a star. However, an event occurs where she has to make the difficult decision to remain in her new life or return to being a 70-year old in order to save the life of her grandson. Sweet 20 is slated to hit the big screens in Indonesia this June.
The fourth and fifth HOOQ Original will be announced later this week during APOS.
HOW TO GET HOOQ
It’s easy to get HOOQ’d. Customers can simply download the HOOQ app from Apple Store or Google Play, sign up or log in, to access HOOQ’s extensive library of Hollywood and Asian hits. Find out more and sign up today for a 7-day free trial and pay for the subscription through credit card.
Chang, Thailand’s leading beer, partners with Artbox Singapore to bring the quintessential cosmopolitan Thai lifestyle to the shores of Singapore. As the Official Lager Beer Partner ofOn April 22, 2017 / By Nookmag
Salon de Royal Kyoto, a chocolatier café in Kyoto, will set foot for the first time overseas, and they have chosen Singapore as their first step. As anOn April 21, 2017 / By Nookmag
Salon de Royal Kyoto, a chocolatier café in Kyoto, will set foot for the first time overseas, and they have chosen Singapore as their first step. As an age-old chocolate house from the early Showa period, the café prides itself on its long history and tradition of making Japanese chocolate. What sets Salon de Royal’s chocolates apart is how they shine like jewels, and giving them a luxurious feel.
From now till the end of May 2017, Salon de Royal Kyoto’s chocolates and sweets will be made available to the public as a pop-up shop at Japan Food Town, level 4 of Wisma Atria.
“Salon de Royal Kyoto is well received among the locals here in Japan. We want more people, not just Japanese, to have a taste of what high quality chocolates made with time-old Japanese techniques taste like,” says CEO Ms. Machiko Maeuchi. The café in Kyoto sits next to a river. The quaint traditional atmosphere and modern stylishness blend together to create a unique space that welcomes guests from all over the world.
On 18 April, Tuesday, Chef Hiroyuki Emori, who is Salon de Royal Kyoto’s official advisor, graced the opening event in Singapore. This event was open to media and invited guests only, with a special ice-cream show – a unique dessert demonstration done for the first time ever. Chef Emori studied under the direct mentorship of Franck Fresson, award-winning Meilleur Ouvrier de France, in Pâtisserie FRESSON in France, and has won many awards at global tournaments, giving him worldwide recognition.
The public also watched similar demonstrations by Chef Emori on 19 April. Joining him were five other patissiers from the café in Kyoto to show off their chocolate-making skills that embody the pride of Salon de Royal Kyoto.
While Chef Emori will return to Japan after 19 April, the five patissiers will stay on for the entire promotional period to give demonstrations to the public at five different timings every day until the end of May. Viewers will get to see the techniques that go into making these popular Japanese chocolates known for their beautiful coatings, and even get to taste them for free.
Chocolates only available at the café in Kyoto will be on sale. One of the highlights of this campaign is a limited edition ice cream created especially for Singapore – a pecan nut flavoured ice cream with a hint of Kinako (soybean powder), all packed into a Monaka wafer. The pecan nut is the signature ingredient of Salon de Royal, and they use up to 1/3 of all pecan nuts produced in Japan. Chocolates range from SGD12.00 to SGD200.00.
Chocolates on sale:
– A pecan nut flavoured ice cream with a hint of Kinako (soybean powder), all packed into a Monaka wafer.
– The chocolate bon bon, often referred to as the king of chocolate. It is packed in traditional “Japanese lacquer” craft boxes or served in Matcha bowls.
– Salon de Royal Kyoto café’s most popular chocolate, the pecan nut chocolate, and other variations of the chocolate with flavours like Matcha, Caramel, Coco, Sesame, Strawberry and more.