In celebration of Thrasher Magazine’s indisputable heritage and reputation in skateboarding, Vans commemorates the ubiquitous Thrasher flame logo, originally released in 1981, to present a full line ofOn July 21, 2017 / By Nookmag
In celebration of Thrasher Magazine’s indisputable heritage and reputation in skateboarding, Vans commemorates the ubiquitous Thrasher flame logo, originally released in 1981, to present a full line of apparel, accessories and footwear this fall. As the unifying emblem throughout the collection, Thrasher’s signature orange flames are emblazoned across classic Vans staples, to reimagine hoodies, t-shirts, long-sleeves, jackets, and footwear. And as a special tribute to Vans legend John Cardiel’s 1992 “Skater of the Year” recognition, Vans has embellished the iconic cover on premium apparel long sleeve tees.
Vans’ wide-ranging Thrasher collection features five classic Pro Skate footwear models that include the all-new UltraRange Pro introduced earlier this season retailing for SGD169, two Sk8-Hi Pros retail for SGD129 each and two Slip-On Pros retail for SGD$99 each. Each footwear silhouette utilizes Vans Pro Skate technology with UltraCush Lite and UltraCush HD sockliners, DURACAP-reinforced underlays, and are grounded by Vans’ superior original waffle gum outsole to provide ultimate boardfeel, maximum support and durability.
The Thrasher apparel assortment includes the new AuthenticTM Chino Pro pant featuring a loose wider leg fit, a heavier Sturdy Stretch workwear twill, and SILVADUR® anti-microbial finish to protect fabric and minimize odor. An array of apparel staples support the collection including a classic M-65 military jacket along with pullover hoodies, t-shirts, caps, and a skate pack to round out the collection. Apparel and accessories from SGD $39 – SGD$99 and SGD $39 – SGD$129 for apparel. Only available at Vans ION , VIVO CITY & BUGIS+(apparel only)
Referenced by skateboarders as the “bible” of skateboarding, Thrasher Magazine was founded in 1981, promptly becoming the eminent resource for skateboarding articles, profiles, videos and breaking news about skateboarding and its defiant subculture. The monthly magazine was created by skateboarders, for skateboarders and remains paramount to the industry as one of the founding fathers of the sport.
The Vans x Thrasher collection is available for sale worldwide on Saturday, July 29. To learn more about the collection, visit Vans.com/thrasher.
Mark your calendars! Leading global camera phone brand OPPO today announced the Singapore launch date of the limited edition Red colourway of its flagship R11 phone. The RedOn July 20, 2017 / By Nookmag
Mark your calendars! Leading global camera phone brand OPPO today announced the Singapore launch date of the limited edition Red colourway of its flagship R11 phone. The Red R11 will debut on 29 July, with preorders starting on 21 July.
The all-new Red colour variant will be launched together with French cosmetic brand MAKE UP FOR EVER, the Official Makeup Partner of the Red R11. Consumers will receive a limited edition custom engraved red lipstick by the cult beauty label with successful purchases of the Red R11 camera phone.
The launch will be accompanied by a multi-platform campaign fronted by local Instagram personalities including Daryl Yow (@darylaidenyow), Cassandra Tan (@caxs) and Sophia Chong (@sophiachong). Named ‘Caught You RED Handed’, the campaign aims to excite consumers with the creative use of the OPPO Red phone in Instagram stars’ ‘red-handed’ mugshots.
In addition to Instagram celebrations, OPPO will transform part of the OPPO Suntec City concept store into a picture-worthy experience zone, where consumers will be able to try out first-hand the Red R11’s camera capabilities against stunning backdrops – guaranteed to attract more Instagram likes. Consumers will also have the exclusive opportunity to experience beauty products by MAKE UP FOREVER in their Red R11 photoshoots.
The perfect accessory for fashion enthusiasts, the R11 features a sleek and streamlined appearance and boasts the world’s first 20MP front camera and 20MP+16MP rear dual camera, allowing fashionistas to capture their #OOTD’s and everyday moments in greater clarity. Makeup aficionados can also 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 ensure every shot is captured to perfection.
The limited edition Red R11 retails at SGD699 and is available for preorder from 21 to 28 July at all OPPO concept stores and online at the official OPPO Singapore website at https://www.oppostore.com.sg/.
Today H&M announced its big secret: the next exclusive designer collaboration will be with ERDEM, the London based must-have designer loved by celebrities and fashion insiders alike. H&MOn July 19, 2017 / By Nookmag
Today H&M announced its big secret: the next exclusive designer collaboration will be with ERDEM, the London based must-have designer loved by celebrities and fashion insiders alike. H&M is also pleased to reveal that the visionary film maker Baz Luhrmann will bring the collection to life through his unique storytelling. ERDEM x H&M will be available in selected stores as well as on hm.com, from November 2.
For H&M, Erdem has designed a brand-new collection for women and, for the first time ever, a collection for men. Erdem believes in the power of beauty, exploring historical references and personal narratives in every piece he makes. For ERDEM x H&M he’ll reflect and reinterpret the design themes from some of his most celebrated collections, playing with the prints, textiles and delicate craftsmanship that have made his name.
“I am so happy to collaborate with H&M, and to explore my work on a whole new scale including a menswear collection which I have never done before. It’s also such a thrill to work with Baz Luhrmann, one of the most important storytellers of our time,” says Erdem.
“For me fashion is always about more than just clothing, it is a form of expression – a stand-alone art form. I am excited to be collaborating with ERDEM and H&M to reveal the story of this unique collection,” says Baz Luhrmann.
“From the moment we started talking with Erdem about the collaboration, I was captured by his vision. For ERDEM x H&M he has created an enchanting world full of beauty, delicacy and rich details. These are special pieces you will want to wear forever,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Creative Advisor.
Mamonde brand ambassador and award-winning actress Park Shin Hye, best known for her lead roles in popular Korean drams, ‘Doctors’ and starring in upcoming drama thriller film, ‘HeartOn July 18, 2017 / By Nookmag
Mamonde brand ambassador and award-winning actress Park Shin Hye, best known for her lead roles in popular Korean drams, ‘Doctors’ and starring in upcoming drama thriller film, ‘Heart Blackened’ will arrive at the sunny shores of Singapore for a meet-the-fans session organised by Mamonde Singapore on 21 July.
An ambassador for Mamonde, South Korea’s premier brand for floral-based skincare and cosmetics since 2014, Park Shin Hye is the perfect embodiment of the brand with her feminine, confident, smart and natural beauty outlook. Mamonde’s Highlight Lip Tint, as a result of the “Park Shin Hye lipstick effect” phenomenon gained instant popularity after she donned shade #6 on ‘Doctor’ TV series.
Park will be making an exclusive appearance at “Mamonde Garden in the City” at Vivo City, Central Court A on 21 July, 5pm. Fans will be able to get up close and personal as Park reveals her daily Mamonde beauty regime as well as her well-trusted beauty tips and tricks. Park’s personal beauty favorites from Mamonde include Rose Water Toner, Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner, First Energy Serum and Creamy Tint Color Balm.
Exclusively for all Mamonde customers, the top five spenders at Mamonde Tang VivoCity from now till 19 July will receive a pair of passes to the VIP area on 21 July. The five winners will also take part in a group photo opportunity with Park on stage.
Experience the “Mamonde Garden in the City”
Customers who visit the pop-up booth from now to 27 July will enjoy sneak peeks into exclusive skincare and product launches, attractive promotions and gifts. Park’s go-to skincare and makeup products will also be bundled up with great deals for all K-beauty lovers.
With summer coming to an end and students preparing for the start of school, we have teamed up with STAR360, a multi-label concept store to ensure that youOn July 12, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
With summer coming to an end and students preparing for the start of school, we have teamed up with STAR360, a multi-label concept store to ensure that you return to school in style.
The first day back at school is a rare chance to make a first impression and we’ve curated several products from STAR360 that will set you up for the new semester. Featuring an extensive range of brands such as adidas, Volcom, Patrick and more, you are sure to find something that will inspire you!
The Chill Hipster
Volcom, a street label exclusive to STAR360 brings a fresh yet timeless touch to any outfit. At times school may be boring, so fire up your campus life by paring your outfit with Volcom’s apparels and a simple ROOTOTE tote bag, this combination adds some excitement to an otherwise boring look. The ROOTOTE tote bag would be anyone’s favorite back-to-school picks. It’s simple, minimalistic and big enough to fit everything for school. Add a pair of adidas sneakers, and top it off with a cap to make yourself comfortable for the start of a brand new semester!
Volcom Tee – SGD55, Volcom Cap – SGD33, adidas Campus shoes (tactile green) – SGD139, Rootote Bag – SGD75
Versatility Is Key
For students who are looking for something fast and convenient, the Volcom cap and the classic Herschel bag is your solution. Since these accessories are versatile, you don’t have to spend as much time trying to match your outfits. Moreover, the Herschel bag has two compartments, allowing one to easily grab what they need. The minimalistic look of the solid-colored Herschel makes matching it less of a hassle. With these accessories, students can now look forward to an extra 15 to 20 minutes of sleep every morning.
The classic Herschel bag is not only convenient but also functional. It is a comfortable option for students who tend to carry thick books and laptops in their bags. The adjustable padded shoulder straps will ensure that you don’t hurt your shoulders with the heavy load.
Herschel Bag – SGD109, Volcom Cap – SGD49
Shoes For School
With Obike, Ofo and Mobike, commuting may now include cycling to school. Do it like the Japanese, cycle in style with the Japanese crafted sneakers. Made with top notch material, get comfortable with Patrick PUGER (SGD259) and Spingle Move (SGD219).
Made of goat leather, Patrick PUGER is known as the “make-up of the feet”. It is geared to be both functional and fun. Incorporating a variety of colors and premium materials, this pair of sneakers is definitely a good investment!
For those who fancy shoes that are able to withstand long hours on the road, sneakers from Spingle Move is the one for you. Handcrafted in its Japanese factory by skilled craftsmen, Spingle Move features a soft insole with a comfortable fit and an outsole with excellent durability. Not to mention, the denim canvas material makes any outfit look effortlessly chic instantly.
These sneakers are the perfect go-to for a long day at school. No matter what you are going for – colors or classic material, STAR360 have it covered for you!
Cap, berms and a T-shirt – many guys would admit that this is their daily style for school. But instead of a pair of slippers, why not put on a pair of adidas sneakers from the Campus collection (SGD149), a revamp of the 80s iconic design to impress your friends? Running around to classes can be exhausting, which is why it is important to have the perfect pair of sneakers. The trendsetting design makes the shoes modern and fun. The functional, fashionable sneakers are a back-to-school wardrobe essential. Made from REPREVE, a brand of recycled fiber that is made from recycled materials, the Volcom berms are eco-friendly. Each berms use about 5 plastic bottles to produce, without compromising on the quality and durability. You can look stylish yet go green at the same time when you pair your outfit with a simple Volcom T-shirt and berms.
The Adidas Campus collection is available in bold aqua and white (SGD149), semi-solar pink and white, and tactile green and white for men. For women, the collection is available in grey and icy pink (SGD 149), clear brown and white (SGD139).
The Volcom Tee (SGD45) and shorts (SGD75) is available at all STAR360 retail outlets.
STAR360 house an assortment of star-studded brands from Japanese labels such as Onitsuka Tiger and Spingle to all-time favourite labels like adidas. Positioning itself as “a one-stop purveyor for the fashion players”, STAR360 would be an obvious choice to get your fashion supplies for a new brand semester!
A Special Back-To-School Discount
As a special treat, STAR360 is also extending a 15% discount off regular priced sneakers to Nookmag readers. From 12 July to 13 August 2017, simply quote ‘STAR360xNookmag’ at any STAR360 stores to enjoy the offer. Terms and conditions apply in stores.
Follow STAR360 on Facebook and Instagram @star360global.
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Rapper-designer Tyler the Creator teamed up with Converse for a sneaker collaboration – Converse One Star. Coming up with a new spin on the classic sneaker, TylerOn July 12, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
Rapper-designer Tyler the Creator teamed up with Converse for a sneaker collaboration – Converse One Star.
Coming up with a new spin on the classic sneaker, Tyler and Converse’s collaboration will release a unique One Star shoes available in a single “light blue, Clearwater” colorway, featuring a graphic created by Tyler on the shoe liner.
Debuting on 11 July, the shoes will be available for sale at Converse for $100 today.
Find out more from the short visual announcement for Tyler, the Creator and Converse’s new One Star sneakers below.
Jasmine Sokko preceded The Façade’s EP Launch with a powerful opening before members of the band took the stage, beginning the night with their single – Better ThanOn July 11, 2017 / By Tian Tian
Jasmine Sokko preceded The Façade’s EP Launch with a powerful opening before members of the band took the stage, beginning the night with their single – Better Than This. The quartet, consisting of Brendon Chua (lead vocals, guitar), Jereld Ang (vocals, lead guitar), Shawn Chan (drums, percussion), and Benjamin Mah (bass), along with guest pianist, Jacob covered a wide genre of music – pop, rock, R&B and a tinge of blues. Specializing in alternate pop, this is one local band proven worthy and not to be missed out on.
The Façade first came about when Brendon and Jereld discovered their passion for music. Starting out as an acoustic guitar duo, it was no surprise that there were limitations for new breakthroughs in their music. This realization made the duo aware of their current standing, leading them to recruit Shawn and Benjamin to complete the quartet we know now.
The band’s name was decided by the members agreeing that they wanted something that began with ‘The’, similar to bands like The Wanted and The Script. With that, they decided that The Façade would be it – the kind of name with a tinge of mystery to it that draws curious heads to them. The members jokingly mentioned that it felt a little weird and awkward when they first started out with The Façade, although they all quickly felt like the name fitted them just right.
Through their originals, The Façade have let people in on parts of their lives and emotions by sharing experiences of their own, as well as families and friends through the lyrics sang. Our personal favourite would be ‘Hearsay’, where raw feelings of unrequited love could be felt throughout the song; a desperate cry for a girl that was so hard to reach.
The Façade mentioned that it is the support of their fans that helped push them forward the last 6 years. Though it was hard, it was their chemistry and synergy that kept them together till today. The band outdone themselves with their three popular singles having more than 170,000 hits on both Spotify and iTunes.
So, show them some love and #supportlocal! It is not every day that we get brave young adults who chase after their passion.
Find out more about The Façade here.
The Best of You is a social movement that encourages everyone to challenge stereotypes and break barriers with communities such as migrant workers and people with disabilities. ThisOn July 10, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
The Best of You is a social movement that encourages everyone to challenge stereotypes and break barriers with communities such as migrant workers and people with disabilities. This movement is a celebration of all people and things, big or small, in hopes of building a more inclusive society.
This time, we speak to Alecia Neo, a visual artist who spearheads project for visually impaired youths to find out about her involvement with The Best of You, her current project and her inspiration behind her work.
How did your journey as a visual artist started?
As a child I was always drawn to making and drawing and collecting strange and beautiful objects that could be used for personal projects. My father’s shop was always a place of inspiration. And things began to fall into place during my time at NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media, where I majored in Photography.
How do you run programs for the visually impaired, like with Unseen:Constellations? What kind of impact do you hope to achieve?
The art project Unseen: Constellations emerged from the desire to explore contemporary issues of social stigmatisation, marginalisation and inequality. I led a programme where students living with visual-impairment are given the opportunity to explore their aspirations and deeper issues faced in daily life through creating their own projects and being part of a mentorship programme, where they work with professionals from fields of their choice. This was a process of experiential learning.
This artistic process has led to the creation of 7 distinct installations that are self-directed by the students. Amongst the works, there are music videos about friendship and discrimination, original music about kinship, a short film about a visually-impaired recruit’s journey in the army, experimental films about love and danger, an audio storybook featuring a blind criminal investigator, a stage for motivation, and a dream alternative orphanage. Central to the work, is the shifting of perceptions of the other, and raising questions about the kinds of individuals which are valued by contemporary society.
I also hope that the students will be proud of what they’ve created so far. I think they’ve pushed their personal boundaries in their own way, and experimented a lot. Perhaps the experimenting and role-playing can help them clarify some of their desires, and make them more tangible.
I also hope that art and creativity will always be part of their lives, and that they know that they can always turn to it as means of expression and reaching out.
What is the inspiration behind your art?
I’m an artist working with people. Relationships are at the heart of all the work that I do. I grew up watching my parents run a hardware store in the neighbourhood, seeing how this little space that they ran often became a gathering space for people to exchange stories, goods and connect with one another. We had all sorts of people come to the shop, and was how we learned about the people living around us. Those childhood experiences often got me thinking about how relationships were formed, and I was also often thinking about how our different backgrounds, histories and beliefs shaped the lives we lived.
Hence, I produce with photography, moving images and installations, which are often reflect upon our identities and relationships between people, their contexts and their living spaces. In my work with communities, I choose to foreground the agency and autonomy of the people I work with. I am interested in understanding how an artist can potentially contribute in generating shifts or transformation in society through negotiating difference.
What encouraged you to join the Best of You movement?
Photo Credits: Julie’s The Best of You
The Best of You movement has created a platform for our project Unseen: Constellations and our participants to continuously engage with new audiences through exhibiting the works by our participants, as well as showcasing live performances by some of our participants who have passion for storytelling and music. We have been really surprised and excited by the many written responses from the public about our project.
Participating in the movement has given me the chance to interact with really diverse individuals with powerful stories. The exposure to the realities of migrant workers for example, has definitely deepened my understanding of the complex socio-political issues in my own country. I also had the chance to learn about stories from ordinary people who have really worked hard to challenge status quo, perceptions, stereotypes and difficult circumstances. In particular I have been very moved by the work of individuals and communities who have supported the work of organisations like AIDHA and Banglar Kantha. Their long-term commitment and work with migrant communities have really shown that lives can be transformed through giving access, opportunities and the right to practice creative expression, exercise one’s voice and imagination.
Moving forward, how do you hope to change the social arts scene? What is your hope for the future?
Our work continues to be about reshaping civic imagination and human behaviour through art and I hope for a more equitable world! One of the insights I took away from the movement was that change is possible in small little steps. Starting with ourselves and the choices we make.
The Best of You
The Best of You is a social movement that celebrates the diverse stories of people from all walks of life. Focusing on the theme of People First, this year the movement seeks to zoom into the different segments of marginalised communities in Singapore and Malaysia. With the notion of eradicating stereotypes and social labels placed upon people, The Best of You is calling for people to view people as who they truly are inside. Since its inception in 2014, the movement has collected and shared thousands of inspiring stories from the public, artists as well as social organizations. Visit The Best of You to be part of this meaningful cause.
To view more of Unseen Art’s initiatives, click here: www.unseenart.co
Bringing the ultimate coffee experience closer to coffee lovers in Singapore, Nespresso unveils its re-opened flagship boutique at ION Orchard, #01-14A. Standing at 211sqm, the refreshed boutique featuresOn July 8, 2017 / By Nookmag
Bringing the ultimate coffee experience closer to coffee lovers in Singapore, Nespresso unveils its re-opened flagship boutique at ION Orchard, #01-14A. Standing at 211sqm, the refreshed boutique features Nespresso’s latest retail innovation and a first in Asia. Using mobile technology, shoppers are now able to place their order from anywhere within the store, offering greater flexibility and closer across to Nespresso Coffee Specialists. In 2018, Nespresso will also introduce, as part of its homecoming to ION, a prominent new facade facing Paterson Road.
Eliz Tan, Senior Brand Manager from Nespresso Singapore, commented: “At Nespresso, we believe that everyone can experience the extraordinary through every day moments such as coffee. At our new ION Orchard boutique, we are excited to offer and brand new concept for coffee lovers to discover our range of Grand Crus and taste for themselves the Nespresso difference.”
To celebrate its new home at ION Orchard, Nespresso will be offering perfectly-paired sweet treats from Tarte by Cheryl Koh, at Nespresso ION Orchard boutique to complement your coffee over the weekends from 15-16 July.
Guests to the boutique can also enjoy the exclusive opportunity to experience the soon-to-launch Creatista machine, which enables coffee lovers to release their inner creativity and create latte air at home. Launching islandwide on 21 July, pre-launch orders of the Creatista are available exclusively at the new ION Orchard boutique.
Nespresso’s complete range of 24 Grand Crus, machines and accessories are also available at our Nespresso boutiques in Raffles City #01-16 or Takashimaya Department Store B1, via the online store and the Nespresso mobile app.
The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) 2017 is back for its 24th edition. Taking place from 14 to 30 July, this year’s SFF pays tribute to all things Singaporean,On July 3, 2017 / By Nookmag
The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) 2017 is back for its 24th edition. Taking place from 14 to 30 July, this year’s SFF pays tribute to all things Singaporean, and locals and visitors alike can look forward to a delicious spread of both traditional and contemporary Singaporean flavours, interpreted through the palates of our home-grown culinary heroes. Themed “Savour Singapore in Every Bite”, the festival will feature up to 20 gastronomic experiences that celebrate our heritage and flavours, and honour the people who work passionately to keep local culinary traditions alive.
Ms Ranita Sundramoorthy, Director of Attractions, Dining and Retail, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said: “Food is tied so closely to our identity of being Singaporean. One dish alone can tell stories of passions, struggles and of our heritage. As the only event in Singapore dedicated to showcasing local food, we wanted to go to the core of what it means to be truly Singaporean and enable visitors to savour Singapore in every bite.”
With a range of tantalising dining events lined up for SFF 2017, the celebration of all things local will be brought across not just through the food on offer. Ms Sundramoorthy explained: “At this year’s SFF, for example, dishes won’t just feature local flavours, but also local ingredients. We are also excited about the various partner events that highlight Singapore’s culture and history, such as heritage food tours, talks and dining experiences.”
STREAT – SFF 2017’s Signature Event
STREAT, STB’s anchor event for SFF 2017, is returning for its third year. This year, the highly-anticipated pop-up restaurant will be helmed by Peranakan chef Malcolm Lee of Michelin-starred restaurant Candlenut, and Wild Rocket’s chef Willin Low, who is widely recognised as the founder of Mod-Sin cuisine. Together, they will present contemporary interpretations of local classics, through a 3-course Mod-Sin and modern Peranakan Tok Panjang menu.
In addition, the pair will also work together to curate a selection of nine stalls, each helmed by young “hawkerpreneurs” and chefs, who will present a unique spin on quintessentially local dishes. Some of the participating vendors include New Ubin Seafood, Peranakan Khek and Whampoa Prawn Noodle. Visitors can also look forward to first-time collaborations at STREAT, such as between popular zi-char stall, Keng Eng Kee, and Good Chance Popiah, as well as between contemporary eateries, Taste Affair and The Masses.
Island-wide Culinary Events according to Foodie Profiles
This year’s festival also shines the spotlight on four different Foodie Profiles and the SFF events that exemplify them. The four profiles are: the Gutsy Gourmand who lives and breathes modern cuisine; the Traditional Taster who believes there’s nothing like old school fare; the Culture Craver who embraces all things local; and the Art Addict who appreciates creativity not just in food, but in art form as well.
Home-grown shoe brand PAZZION has collaborated with Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) to release an exclusive recycle bag to generate greater awareness about Down syndrome and to dispel commonOn June 26, 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.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.