On Thursday, global fitness brand Reebok announced Gal Gadot as its newest face of the brand, in an effort to bolster its commitment to empowering women worldwide. SharingOn March 19, 2018 / By Jochebel Khong
Sharing the common belief that fitness should be accessible to all – anybody and any body – Gadot and Reebok will work together to inspire women and future generations to discover and embrace fitness as a means to become the best version of themselves – physically, mentally and socially. Gadot joins Reebok’s growing coalition of game-changing women – including Ariana Grande, Gigi Hadid, and Victoria Beckham – as part of the brand’s bolstered commitment to empowering women worldwide.
Gal has always been big on fitness. “Working out has always been a big part of my life, especially with having a mother who was a PE teacher, I was exposed to an active lifestyle from an early age,” shared Gal. “Through fitness, I have found that I gain strength, endurance and confidence, and I couldn’t imagine a better partner than Reebok to join me on this journey.”
Reebok teamed up with revered lifestyle photographer Collier Schorr, to introduce Gal through a series of striking imagery that embodies Reebok’s Be More Human mantra and the pair’s shared belief in the power of fitness. The intimate photographic collection of original portraits visualizes the physical, mental and social benefits that fitness can bestow upon us.
“At Reebok, we believe that potential is limitless. We look to partner with women who instill confidence in all generations to take risks and to keep pushing, all while making a positive difference in the world,” said Todd Krinsky, GM of Performance Business Unit at Reebok. “Her relentless spirit and natural leadership have already captivated and inspired millions and we believe that this is just the starting point. Through fitness we know that we have the power to change lives and we are elated to have such a powerhouse in our corner to tell this story with.”
Highlighted throughout the powerful launch imagery is Reebok’s Women’s Training Collection, shown in bold and sophisticated black & white prints. Featured product includes: Reebok’s Speed HER TR, Lux Tight, Hero Strong Bra, and Perforated Speedwick Tank.
In celebration of Mario day which falls on March 10 (MAR10), Nintendo and Google teamed up to allow Mario to accompany you this week as you navigate theOn March 15, 2018 / By Nookmag
In celebration of Mario day which falls on March 10 (MAR10), Nintendo and Google teamed up to allow Mario to accompany you this week as you navigate the streets with Google Maps.
Here’s how you get started:
The traditional navigation arrow will turn into your favorite mustachioed plumber-turned-racer, Mario transforming your commute to a video game!
Ready to take a drive with Mario? He will join you on your road trips for a week. Take a screenshot of your route and share it with @GoogleMaps on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #MarioMaps. Let’s-a go!
Ted Baker updates its wardrobe with its latest Spring Summer Collection. More than just freshness to look forward to, this season finds Ted adding an earthier palette ofOn March 1, 2018 / By Nookmag
Ted Baker updates its wardrobe with its latest Spring Summer Collection. More than just freshness to look forward to, this season finds Ted adding an earthier palette of dusty pink, green and sunny streaks of canary yellow to both its men’s and women’s collection. You’ll also find lots of florals and vibrant exotic birds in its designs.
The ladies can anticipate an eclectic mix of tradition and opulence with fresh, contemporary silhouettes. Taking the lead this season are clothing that exudes a sense of elegance. If you’re a lover of all things ruffles and pleats, Ted’s full skirts and dresses combine sculptural silhouettes with elongated yet flattering cuts. Asymmetric shapes, soft frill details and elegant pleating run throughout the collection, adding a touch of regal drama. This feeling is reinforced with lavish satins and lustrous jacquards which contrast with delicate lace and fluid chiffons for a stately yet modern quality.
Embracing new ways to wear, Ted’s men will find a revamp in its blazers and sporty details in its slim-fit cropped trousers to create a contemporary look. Embroidery threads its way across standout styles, including vibrant exotic birds on shirts and jerseys. Ted’s signature patterns are complemented with subtle jacquards and oversized geos, while more muted layers are tied together with statement colour-blocked knits. The perennially popular bomber reappears in impactful patterns, alongside more minimal outerwear, from smart zip blousons to lightweight water-repellent macs with technical details.
Ted Baker SS18 collection is available from now at all Ted Baker stores in Singapore
A hotel you’ve never experienced before – Converse opens the door to its One Star Hotel in London for the purpose of exhibiting sneakers. The Converse One StarOn February 26, 2018 / By Nookmag
A hotel you’ve never experienced before – Converse opens the door to its One Star Hotel in London for the purpose of exhibiting sneakers. The Converse One Star Hotel featured two days of the freshest sounds, style & sneakers served with a smile.The pop-up hotel is designed to “unite London’s sneaker, skate, fashion and music communities and offer a glimpse into the ’90s attitude that helped define the One Star’s adoption today,” says the brand.
The space spans across five levels and it reveals six rooms with experiences bringing together sneaker, skate, fashion, and music, reflecting the brand’s One Star collection. The lobby is manned by a 15-year-old streetwear enthusiast, Gully Guy Leo. The hotel includes “guest rooms” that house opportunities for digital, product, and live experiences, all curated by Converse collaborators such as Yung Lean, A$AP Nast, fashion label MadeMe, and Tizzy T.
The hotel will also offer new releases of the One Star and re-ups of coveted versions.
For those who take a liking for pastel colors, “Stepped into Sweetness”, one of the six rooms is described as an instagrammable bedroom of cotton candy color, sound and taste, it will feature the pastel colors of the latest One Star Premium Suede shoes which will be released next month.
Another year, another Laneway. Except the festival stepped up with its star-studded lineup this year featuring Anderson Paak, The War on Drugs, Wolf Alice, and more. ItOn February 20, 2018 / By Nookmag
Another year, another Laneway.
Except the festival stepped up with its star-studded lineup this year featuring Anderson Paak, The War on Drugs, Wolf Alice, and more. It saw 10,000 people in attendance, with American rapper-singer Anderson Paak’s act being the most hyped, although ten seconds into his opening song Come down, a technical glitch happened on stage.
After approximately a 10-minute delay, Paak, along with his band, The Free Nationals came back with fire and passion delivering an unforgettable act with tracks like Am I Wrong and Heart Don’t Stand A Chance.
St. Jerome Laneway Festival, running for the eighth edition was otherwise a smooth-running music festival, with the weather holding up surprisingly well. In fact, it was even nice and sunny.
Festival-goers were spotted in vintage clothing, splashes of colors, and even denim to complement the perfect weather – we are lovin’ it!
Interested to find out what other festival-goers came in? Find out here
This Chinese New Year is set to get a lot more exciting, as Carlsberg rolls out a series of nationwide promotions to celebrate the festive season! In lineOn February 15, 2018 / By Nookmag
This Chinese New Year is set to get a lot more exciting, as Carlsberg rolls out a series of nationwide promotions to celebrate the festive season! In line with its Chinese New Year tagline for the year, “齐开得胜” (translated to signify opening to a year of successes with Carlsberg), Carlsberg is offering an abundance of gifts and prizes to be won.
In-store promotions at supermarkets, hypermarts and convenience stores
Inviting relatives and friends over for a house party? From now utill 28 February, Carlsberg is offering a variety of giveaways with purchases of its 24-pack (24 x 320ml can) cartons of Carlsberg beer from supermarkets and hypermarts. In fact, with a purchase of just two cartons, you will receive a Carlsberg trolley bag that makes it perfect for carting home your grocery run purchase! The trolley bags are specially adorned with Carlsberg’s signature hopleaf and there are two designs available, including a limited edition camo-printed design. In addition, a purchase of a 28-pack carton (28 x 320ml can) of Carlsberg will come with a five-dollar off voucher for Bee Chang Hiang’s products. Time for a stay-home night with some Carlsberg beer and bakkwa!
Convenience stores across Singapore will also feature a selection of giveaways up for grabs. A purchase of any six-pack Carlsberg carton at 7-Eleven comes with a Carlsberg Smooth Draught cushion, while a purchase of any 12-pack Carlsberg carton at Cheers and Caltex comes with a Carlsberg Smooth Draught speaker.
Fret not if you are unable to book a table at a restaurant this Valentine’s Day. Hitachi has it all settled for you! With Hitachi’s Superheated Steam MicrowaveOn February 13, 2018 / By Nookmag
Fret not if you are unable to book a table at a restaurant this Valentine’s Day. Hitachi has it all settled for you! With Hitachi’s Superheated Steam Microwave Oven, you can whip up a table of dishes quickly, easily and healthily. Innovatively designed with five cooking methods enhanced with Auto Bakery mode; microwave, oven, steam, bake and superheated steam and grill, it allows one to cook faster with less fat, salt and calories. Featuring four easy recipes to sweep your date off their feet; Pink Lemonade, Roasted Tomato Soup, Teriyaki Salmon, Mini Cheesecake in Teacup.
Impress your significant other and warm their hearts with Hitachi healthy recipes. The Superheated Steam Microwave Oven is equipped with 232 recipes and 200 Auto modes that employ a combination of five heating methods and enhanced with Auto Bakery mode to give the best results in the textures, flavors, and presentations of the food. The microwave oven can even remove excess fat and salt from the food by reheating 100°C steam to generate the superheated steam. This ultra-fine, high-temperature super-heated steam instantly wraps around and penetrates the meat and melt the fat.
Hitachi Superheated Steam Microwave Oven Model MRO-NBK5000E is retailing at SGD2,399, available on Hitachi Online Store and at all authorized dealers
If you own a Samsung phone, this article may be useful to you. The Samsung Member app developed by Samsung is here to monitor and solve your phoneOn February 13, 2018 / By Xavierlum
If you own a Samsung phone, this article may be useful to you. The Samsung Member app developed by Samsung is here to monitor and solve your phone issue thru the apps. Let me share with you.
You can find and download the Samsung Member App in the Google Play.
The Samsung Members app comes with the support features; you can get help from Samsung Customer service for selected products.
It allows you to send feedbacks, call, live chat with their support staffs or find the nearest Samsung support centres location.
Samsung periodically offers some events and deals in this section. So do keep a lookout for this section regularly.
So that you wouldn’t miss the latest happenings and recent news
I am saving the best for the last; the diagnostics section is the most critical section that every Samsung user should take note.
Samsung had done a great job to recreate hardware test mode into a clean and straightforward graphical interface.
Tapping FREE UP NOW to stop apps from running in the background and delete unwanted, unnecessary data such as cached, temporary and ad files.
Alongside with cleaning unwanted memory and storage, uninstall unused apps to free up internal storage space and improve your phone’s performance.
There is also an optimised settling to turn off unused functions to reduce battery consumption and speed up your phone.
In my opinion, I would recommend installing the Samsung Member apps, as it serves as an essential tool to upkeep your beloved Samsung phone’s performance.
Step in for some carnival fun and relieve the good old days of fun fairs this Valentine’s Day as a couple. Whether you are looking to be whisked offOn February 11, 2018 / By Jochebel Khong
Step in for some carnival fun and relieve the good old days of fun fairs this Valentine’s Day as a couple. Whether you are looking to be whisked off on a heart-racing adventure or looking for a picture-perfect moment, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is everything a couple can look for – they have everything for any kind of couples!
1. The dare-devils
For couples who are thrill-seekers, the Carnival is the perfect place to get their heart racing and blood pumping (not to say that their date wouldn’t already).
From the Star Flyer that will lift them off 35 metres up in the air while taking in an unparalleled 360° view of the iconic Marina Bay, to the rocking Das Fun Schiff (Pirate Ship), to the tallest ride of the Carnival – Mach 5 , that helms at 55 metres above ground as it spins both clockwise and counter-clockwise, the dare-devils can enjoy a Valentine’s Day date at the carnival that they will never forget.
2. The competitive & golden team
Besides the rides, there are over 20 games stalls that a couple can bond and have fun with one another this Valentine’s Day.
Either choosing to compete or to work together as a team, games such as the Ring Toss where couples can try their hand to toss the rings around a peg or score some hoops with basketballs at Hot Shots, the Carnival will see couples cheering and supporting each other in effort to get their hand on the over 1.2 million cute licenses plush toys games prizes.
3. The foodies
Couples who are big foodies will be delighted by the twenty food stalls offering delectable food and beverage options at the carnival such as chilli crab pasta, double fried crispy russets with delicious cheesy topping, Oreo churros, salted egg Takoyaki and unicorn tears drinks to name a few. The Carnival is truly a place for couples who enjoy food, promising to tantalise their taste buds.
4. Selfie Kings and Queens
Even if rides and games are not a thing for the couple, the Carnival has no lack of insta-worthy spots. From the instagrammable food, to the popular Star Flyer and carousel, there are lots of photo spots for the selfie kings and queens to take the perfect snapshot to remember this special day!
5. FOMO couples
With so many things to do, see, eat and play, surely, this is one place couples wouldn’t want to miss for a date out this Valentine’s Day!
Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, i Light Marina Bay will return this March. Themed Light & Nature, festival-goers can look forward to beautiful Instagram worthy art installationsOn February 7, 2018 / By Jochebel Khong
Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, i Light Marina Bay will return this March. Themed Light & Nature, festival-goers can look forward to beautiful Instagram worthy art installations from Singapore and all around the world. This year, the public can anticipate a showcase of 22 light art installations, created from used bottles and containers contributed by the community and corporate partners. GastroBeats and Art-Zoo Inflatable Park will also return to the heart of Singapore’s city centre. New festival programmes include the Illumi Fest Run and the Illumi Bar.
Here are the things you should do and see at the festival:
Designed by students from Nanyang Polytechnic, Kloud is a beautiful interactive light installation that connects people and the colors of their ever-changing emotions. For physical interaction, festival-goers can touch the clouds to disrupt its lights. With the addition of a web application, selecting and altering the colors on the Kloud is possible.
2) Chandelier of Spirits
Cold brew bottles were collected to create this installation which lights up the city after sunset, the same way coffee lights up our energy during the day. This light installation not only shines brighter when there are more people around it, but it also sings and creates a harmonious chimes sound when the breeze blows.
3) Transistable Plastic
Made using plastic panels from vacuum bags, this installation allows visitors to submerge into plastic waste and lose themselves in its interior, feeling the inevitable sensation of claustrophobia and the loss of orientation at not being able to find the exit. Visitors may enter inside by rotating the panels so that each one will erratically move until they find their path.
4) Illumi Fest Run
Runners can look forward to a spectacular selection of activities to illuminate their race experience. Attractions include an Illumi slide, an Illumi Paint War, and an Illumi Splash Box, where participants can get creative with Illumi Glow Water. Participants will be doused in shades of neon glow water as they make their way along the Marina Bay waterfront.
5) Illumi Bar & Illumi Space
Debuting at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, the Illumi bar will be incorporating LED-lit furniture made with reusable plastic tanks to engage visitors in games and activities. Adding to the Illumi experience, the interactive Illumi space will be occupying the waterfront by The Promontory, showcasing giant glowing installations of popular games such as Twister, Hopscotch, Jenga, and Tic-tae-toe for the public to enjoy.
Offering everything from delectable food options and music performances over four weekends, GastroBeats promises an eclectic lineup offering festival offers something new each time they visit.
Look out for amazing gastronomic delights while enjoying up-and-coming music acts!
7) Art-Zoo Inflatable Park
Welcoming visitors of all ages, the largest experiential inflatable playground returns this March.
Introducing a brand new line-up of larger-than-life inflatable characters, be prepared to be taken for a colorful and magical journey to discover characters as well as mythical creatures at the Art-Zoo. Stretch the mind and bounce away!
The sixth edition of the sustainable light art festival, I Light Marina Bay will run from 9 March to 1 April
Singaporean heartthrob Nathan Hartono (also known as 向洋)’s long-awaited Chinese debut is finally set to take a whole new world by electric storm. Titled 《爱超给电》, which loosely translatesOn February 6, 2018 / By Nookmag
Singaporean heartthrob Nathan Hartono (also known as 向洋)’s long-awaited Chinese debut is finally set to take a whole new world by electric storm. Titled 《爱超给电》, which loosely translates to ‘electric love’, the song is an electrifying mandarin version of his 2016 single ‘Electricity’— completely recharged with a refreshing pop sound for the mandopop audience.《爱超给电》 will be released exclusively on Tencent Music Entertainment Group in China on 7 February and made available to the rest of the world on 9 February across all digital platforms, the latter distributed exclusively via Warner Music Singapore.
Heartened by his phenomenal success on the inaugural season of Sing! China—where he emerged as first runner-up under mandopop king Jay Chou’s mentorship—this is a bold step into uncharted territory for the seasoned singer-songwriter. For the first time in 12 years, he will be departing from familiar roots, and gamely embracing a whole new direction and sound.
“It feels amazing,” says Nathan. “I’ve been extremely excited for so long now to finally get the ball rolling with new music, so I’m curious to see how the audience responds to my new stuff. I’m going for something fun yet unpredictable. The journey so far into a new country has been such a learning experience, and it’s all just very exciting because I’ve never done anything quite like this before.”
《爱超给电》 is Nathan’s first ever mandarin release and marks his official debut into the China market. It will also be one of five tracks featured on a full mandarin EP slated to drop later this year, which consists of mandarin renditions of previously released songs, as well as exciting brand new material.
He says: “I’m hoping to bring my music to more parts of the world, and to connect with a completely new audience. I find that part of music so thrilling. Fans can expect to hear reinterpretations of English tracks I have done before, as well as a handful of originals in the realm of pop. It’s a new sound for me and I honestly have no idea how people are gonna react, but I can’t wait to find out.”
It has been almost two years since the now-famous Sing! China audition clip went viral, propelling ‘Nathan Hartono (向洋)’ into a nationwide household name. Nathan has since been busy working in and out of the recording studio, mainly on his highly-anticipated upcoming debut mandarin EP. The past year has also seen him appointed as the official ambassador for the Singapore’s Ministry of Education’s Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning, nominated as ‘Most Popular Overseas Singer’ at the 2017 MTV Global Chinese Music Awards, and make his relationship with MILO official as ambassador for their brand new bottled MILO Peng. He also guest-starred on an episode of DBS Sparks, the bank’s mini web-series, headlined Melbourne’s first ever Asia Pop Fest alongside K-pop sensation Ailee, and performed as the male lead on The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey, a spectacular musical adaptation of the folklore of Meng Jiang Nü. Most recently, he has been named as one of the Brand Personalities for the Singapore Tourism Board’s new Passion Made Possible brand alongside singer Stefanie Sun.
Following the success of evian® Tsum Tsum, evian®, the number one premium water brand globally, has launched its next bottle range in collaboration with Disney. Six bottle designsOn February 5, 2018 / By Nookmag
Following the success of evian® Tsum Tsum, evian®, the number one premium water brand globally, has launched its next bottle range in collaboration with Disney. Six bottle designs featuring popular Disney characters in fun Emoji characters.
Studies have shown that 65% of children arrive at school under-hydrated and most children do not consume enough water every day. With 65% of the body being comprised of water, children from the age of 4 to 9 years old need to drink +/- 1.3l of water each day to stay hydrated (Source: European Journal of Nutrition, 2015). Containing natural minerals in its water, evian®, is suitable for both babies and children to drink without boiling. With their favorite Disney characters incorporated in the bottle designs and a child-friendly, easy-to-access sports cap, it provides a fun and novel way in which children can enjoy good hydration.
The story behind evian®
evian® water comes from the heart of the Alps, a unique geological site in the world. It takes over 15 years for it to travel through the rock, where it is enriched with essential minerals. We have been working for over 20 years to protect natural surroundings of
the source, in an effort to preserve evian® water’s exceptional quality. Naturally pure and uniquely balanced, evian® Natural Mineral Water is a healthy choice throughout the day, at all ages.
It is now available at NTUC Fairprice, Cold Storage, and 7-Eleven stores island-wide including Red Mart
For the bold and fearless tertiary students in Singapore on the lookout for the ultimate adventure, Red Bull Can You Make It? 2018 might be something you’re lookingOn February 1, 2018 / By Nookmag
For the bold and fearless tertiary students in Singapore on the lookout for the ultimate adventure, Red Bull Can You Make It? 2018 might be something you’re looking for. You will have to cover more than 1,000 Kilometres in one week with your teams before reaching the final destination, using nothing but Red Bull cans as currency.
If you are selected, you’ll be on this journey of a lifetime along with 199 other selected teams from 60 countries around the world. Departing on 10 April from one of the five Starting Points in Europe – Budapest, Madrid, Manchester, Rome, and Stockholm, each team will have to hand over their cash, credit cards, and personal phone. Instead of cash and credit cards, you will have to master the art of trading Red Bulls cans for everything you need on the one week journey to your final destination, Amsterdam. Food, accommodation, transportation to the next location and other adventures are just a few things you need to trade your Red Bull cans to get.
Your team will have to create your own path by visiting Checkpoints in various European cities where they will be tasked with Body & Mind Challenges, completing as many tasks on the Adventure List as possible, along with posting photos and videos that build report among their followers. Checkpoints will be located in different cities all throughout Europe. When a National Winner arrives at a Checkpoint, they are rewarded with more cans of Red Bull for the journey. Each Checkpoint will have a Challenge that you can complete to earn points. Challenges will test your team’s body and mind (including physical activities, puzzles, problem-solving) and will vary in difficulty, requiring strategy, creativity, and speed. You may only attempt each Checkpoint Challenge once. If you fail, you are not rewarded with any points for that Checkpoint. Your team will be required to visit at least six (6) Checkpoints on your way to the Finish Line in order to successfully complete the Main Event. Adventure List is a mix between a scavenger hunt and a bucket list, these are fun, engaging activities that can be completed at any time during the Competition. In order to receive credit for completion, your team must prove it through photo or video. The more points at stake, the harder it is to complete.
In 2016, teams did a mix of challenges from cooking up a country’s national dish or an epic medieval jousting battle.
Your team will be scored based on the Checkpoint Challenges, Adventure List tasks, and Social Following Achieved.
Are cans of Red Bull as valuable as cash, phones, and reservations? You bet they are! In the last Red Bull Can You Make It? back in 2016, 165 teams managed to live the experiences of their dreams, from jumping out of a plane to getting tickets to a Champions League Game.
If you are ready for the adventure of your lifetime, don’t forget to sign up by 14 February here.
Here are the steps to sign up for the ultimate student adventure:
Gather a team of three friends. All will need to be current tertiary students
Create a one-minute-long video explaining why your team should be chosen and submit it
at www.redbullcanyoumakeit.com no later than February 14, 2018. Be sure to share what makes you smart, clever, travel-ready and primed for the adventure of your life. Are you a master negotiator? Do you speak five languages? (Or have a special skill no one knows about?) These are all traits that make you stand out as the perfect choice to master Europe with nothing more than cans of Red Bull.
Now, sit back, relax and gather the support of your other friends, family members, your Business Law professor, the guy who runs the corner shop and that weird group on campus that role plays medieval battles in the quad, because the teams that receive the most votes from each country will become finalists! Yup – you do all that work creating your submission video, and then you must earn online votes before even getting to the starting line. After the voting period ends, a panel of judges will select the winners from those top finalists. They will then be invited to fly into one of the five Starting Points in Europe to begin their adventure, which will take them far from home, but bring them closer together. Your chance to be one of those teams starts today.
Pure Yoga has collaborated with Cathay Pacific to launch a new in-flight programme, ‘Travel Well with Yoga’ this month. In harmony with the airline’s ‘Life Well Travelled’ campaign,On January 31, 2018 / By Nookmag
Pure Yoga has collaborated with Cathay Pacific to launch a new in-flight programme, ‘Travel Well with Yoga’ this month. In harmony with the airline’s ‘Life Well Travelled’ campaign, the series of videos have been developed by Pure Yoga instructors to help passengers ease into their journeys with yoga and meditation exercises and tips. Passengers can now ‘Travel Well with Yoga’ in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese across all Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon routes by accessing the Lifestyle section on their in-flight entertainment screens.
Split into six easy-to-follow videos featuring Pure Yoga’s founding teacher Patrick Creelman and senior instructor & co-founder Almen Wong, the series demonstrates yoga and meditation routines that can be done before, during or after a flight. Exercises are designed to improve circulation, enhance joint mobility and relax the mind for a comfortable and restful journey.
Cathay Pacific Entertainment, Platforms and Connectivity Manager Simon Cuthbert says, “We all know that sitting still for a long period of time can be uncomfortable. The need to get up, move and get your blood pumping is important during a flight. Yoga is an innovative way to do this. There are a series of exercises that can easily be done from an economy class seat whilst other moves are suitable for after the flight in your hotel.”
Pure Group Regional Marketing Director Gary Wise says, “Pure Yoga has been a pioneer in shedding light on yoga’s numerous physical and mental benefits whilst making them more accessible. ‘Travel Well with Yoga’ is a huge step forward in that process, and we’re delighted to present this unique programme in collaboration with a partner as prestigious as Cathay Pacific.”
Pure Yoga is also offering all Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club members a complimentary 10-day trial, 50 per-cent discount on studio joining fees, and a complimentary upgrade for access to all Pure Yoga studios across Asia.
G-Shock is set to release a series of four watches inspired by Chinese mythology. Resonating perfectly with the Lunar New Year season, the Celestial Guardian Collection is designedOn January 30, 2018 / By Nookmag
G-Shock is set to release a series of four watches inspired by Chinese mythology. Resonating perfectly with the Lunar New Year season, the Celestial Guardian Collection is designed in a collaboration with acclaimed Singaporean artist and graphic designer, Jahan Loh.
The G-Shock Celestial Guardian Series is inspired by the four celestial beasts. Incorporating four unique symbols, the Azure Dragon, Vermillion Phoenix, White Tiger and Black Turtle, each watch will have a camouflage-like backdrop of clouds over the bezels and bands which hide silhouettes of the celestial guardians.
Each watch in this limited series represents one of the four beasts: GA-500CG-2A the Azure Dragon, GA-700CG-7A the White Tiger, GAW-100CG-4A the Vermilion Phoenix and GA-800CG-1A the Black Turtle
GA-500CG-2A the Azure Dragon
The G-Shock Celestial Guardian Series will have a staggered release in Singapore, with the GA-500CG-2A releasing in February, the GA-700CG-7A in March, the GAW-100CG-4A in April, and the GA-800CG-1A in May.
ILLUMI FEST RUN is back with a bigger splash than ever! This year, the home-grown run is part of the popular i Light Marina Bay and is setOn January 30, 2018 / By Nookmag
ILLUMI FEST RUN is back with a bigger splash than ever! This year, the home-grown run is part of the popular i Light Marina Bay and is set to turn the bay area into a vibrant display of glowing neon colors on 31 March.
This year’s run will see participants getting doused in ILLUMI Glow Water as they run and dance through a new thrilling route in the heart of Singapore – Marina Bay. Showcasing fresh music beats and many photo opportunities at each of the ultraviolet zones along the way, the course guarantees the ultimate splashing fun for an amazing Neon Playground atmosphere.
The ILLUMI FEST RUN continues into the night with extreme party vibes. Dance the night away at the ILLUMI Fest Village Party Box, which will feature the GLOW Series of games such as Glow Beer Pong, Glow Bowling and Glow Twister. Skid through the new giant ILLUMI Slide, or have a go at the ILLUMI Paint War! Gather your friends, ILLUMInate your night and get ready for a Glow-tastic time under the stars.
From the team of attraction geeks that brought you Art-Zoo Inflatable Park, they are also bringing you the world’s first indoor suspended net playground located at City SquareOn January 29, 2018 / By Nookmag
From the team of attraction geeks that brought you Art-Zoo Inflatable Park, they are also bringing you the world’s first indoor suspended net playground located at City Square Mall.
Scaling The Mall Experience
Driven by a desire to reinvent the physical shopping experience, the AIRZONE project is a completely new experience and unique attraction that would excite and maximise untapped spaces in-between floors of City Square Mall. It features a net playground concept suspended within the confines of City Square Mall’s shopping atrium.
The community-centric attraction is really a platform for introducing the latest in cool, fun activities to the shopper by the shopper. AIRZONE empowers shoppers to choose new activities they would like featured by encouraging them to vote for the next activity.
With a continuous flow of entertainment experiences and new content, AIRZONE aims to generate an endless flow of aspirational active entertainment content to feed the millennial social media set.
In the long-run, AIRZONE aims to create the ultimate ‘shopper community’ with a focus on Entertainment, Empowerment and Engagement. Shopping mall atrium spaces (both on the floor and in the air) will be converted into core interaction and entertainment zones. With a constant engagement of the shopper community, retail sponsorship, promotions and bundling opportunities will become available – bringing further marketing opportunities to the mall.
The “AIRSTRONAUT” Journey
The AIRZONE attraction is an elevated playground with distinct themed zones containing unique games with at least one (1) access and one (1) exit point per platform (floor level). In between the floor levels, mezzanine net levels can also be installed to create additional activity spaces.
Originally designed as “safety nets’ for trapeze or ‘high wire’ circus acts, the suspended structures have since evolved into suspended playgrounds or adventure courses with broad appeal. The netted structures in place are strong enough to suspend two fully laden Singapore passenger buses lying on their sides!
The versatility of the nets creates a transformable space with the potential to offer a variety of attractions and entertainment options, as well as bespoke experiences that target a multitude of market segments.
The AIRZONE attraction boasts 4 levels of activities starting with a Play Zone on level 3 featuring a suspended ball pit, bouncy balls and giant Zorb balls. This level will provide an easy introduction to a unique “space walking” experience – fall and bounce around on the net or perhaps just lay down and experience the mall from a different perspective.
On level 4, a free-roaming Games and Activity Zone offers “Airstronauts” the opportunity for creativity and imagination. This space is also a hireable events space which could be cleared to host mini events and group activities for our communities, for example, Fitness classes, Trampoline classes and Dodgeball sessions.
On level 5, “Airstronauts” will go an adventure navigating an obstacle course of small paths and slopes in the Maze Zone.
Finally, the highlight of the attraction will take “Airstronauts” on a fast track down a giant slide from level 6 to level 5.
Airstronauts can look forward to new activities to be introduced to at least one level of the nets every six (6) months. Potential new elements include “high rope” obstacles, mini-ziplines, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences, laser tag, silent disco, and aerobics & workouts just to name a few.
The majority of these net attractions are situated outdoors in an ‘eco-friendly’ natural setting where trees are used structurally instead of concrete columns or poles. The Airzone project aims to change this, by creating a ‘world first’ attraction (and retail experience) by introducing a proven outdoor ‘suspended net playground’ concept into shopping centre atriums.
In the unlikely situation of an emergency, there are designated emergency exits at every level of the nets. First-aid trained AIRZONE staff are present on site to assist.
“Airstronauts” are advised against wearing skirts for the best AIRZONE experience. Hand sanitisers and toilets facilities are available on site. Food and drinks are not permitted on AIRZONE.
A maximum of 60 pax will be allowed on AIRZONE at any one time, with around 20 pax per level. There is also a maximum allowable weight of 120kg for participants.
Prices start at SGD20 for a 30 minutes session and SGD65 for a special 4-sessions pass for Singapore Residents including Permanent Residents and Pass holders. You could also pre-book a slot online from SGD18 to guarantee a slot at your preferred time.
Tickets include free locker hire* to store loose personal items and also boasts a charging port for your mobile devices.
CNY 2018 Promotion
Enjoy a Chinese New Year promotion when you go on your first “Moon Walking” experience at AIRZONE from 15 February to 28 February, and stand to win a bevy of Chinese New Year Lucky Draw prizes such as a SGD888 cash ang-bao!
How To Win
At the end of the playing session, each guest can show their session ‘wristband’ to AIRZONE staff, who will then cut off the wristband in return for a chance to redeem a red packet, containing a prize, from the lucky dip. When a lucky guest wins the SGD888 voucher, he can redeem it for cash by approaching AIRZONE staff.
Laneway Festival Singapore will sport a newly-added element to the 2018 edition: SEATS, spaces and furniture designed and installed by LASALLE College of the Arts students. Laneway FestivalOn January 27, 2018 / By Nookmag
Laneway Festival Singapore will sport a newly-added element to the 2018 edition: SEATS, spaces and furniture designed and installed by LASALLE College of the Arts students.
Laneway Festival has always considered a connection to the local creative community one of its strengths, second only to its line-up. Past editions have featured the H&M Flow Bench by designer Nathan Yong, the Kiehl’s Illustration Wall by illustration collective Tell Your Children, and the Budweiser Sound Chamber by product designer Andrew Loh.
On the music front, Laneway Singapore has teamed up with Singapore collective Syndicate. Local F&B businesses such as Popaganda popsicles and The Traveling C.O.W are also regulars at the festival. The Australian legs of the festival have included marketplaces for creatives to showcase their artistic work and skills, including craft-making and barbering.
With the SEATS project, Laneway Festival Singapore invites students to channel their imagination into actual products that will be experienced by festival goers. The students are being mentored by their lecturers Mr Daniel Pillai and Nathan Yong (Product Design).
Four designs have been shortlisted from submissions by Level 2 and Level 3 BA(Hons) Interior Design and Product Design students from LASALLE’s School of Spatial & Product Design. Red Bull is sponsoring these four designs, which will be produced by The Merry Men Works and featured on-site at the festival.
“The challenge for the students is to create production-feasible furniture without compromising the creative use of materials, and to find new ways of looking at furniture while incorporating Laneway’s requirements. Looking at the final proposals and without interfering in each student’s aesthetic view, we hope we have come up with pieces that are both functional and interesting,” said Mr Yong, who owns Nathan Yong Design and the homegrown design store, Grafunkt.
Bundies is the first subscription-based men’s underwear brand in Asia that is launching its first collection on 26th January. Delivering well-designed undies that are exceedingly comfortable, fairly-priced andOn January 23, 2018 / By Nookmag
Bundies is the first subscription-based men’s underwear brand in Asia that is launching its first collection on 26th January. Delivering well-designed undies that are exceedingly comfortable, fairly-priced and sustainable, Bundies is a brand synonymous with style, fun, quality, comfort, and convenience.
Born of a vision to inspire men from all walks of life to be comfortable in their own skin, every pair of Bundies underwear promises true comfort so that men can take on the world.
Just like you, the founders struggled to find a pair of high-quality underwear that is ultra-comfortable, made of sustainably- sourced fabrics and fairly-priced. Every man seeks comfort and convenience in his choice of undies, and is loyal to a brand he trusts and loves. That is why Bundies was incepted with an offering of high-quality products via a simple online shopping experience, saving you time and the hassle of having to physically shop for undies.
Bundies Underwear: Comfortable & Sustainable
Promising you the most comfortable underwear with flattering cuts and soft, stretchy Elastane Jersey waistbands that will not leave a mark, the founders are convinced that a care label on the inside of the undies should be informative and not annoying, the Bundies care labels are printed directly on the undies – not by adding an extra fabric.
Making sure that comfort is sustainable, Bundies uses the highest quality sustainable certified fabrics such as the Lenzing Modal® fabric and 100% Organic Cotton that has a low impact on the environment.
For its woven cotton pieces, Bundies uses 100% Organic Cotton. The agricultural methods and materials are sustainable and produce a low impact on the environment to promote biologically diverse agriculture. Therefore, you could always be sure that your Bundies are safe, comfortable and ecologically responsible.
The Knitted Boxers comes in two Smart prints, Bundies Green and Dots Navy. Your comfort is guaranteed with a tailored fit that boasts a two-way stretch technology coupled with the incredibly soft Lenzing Modal® fabric and fabric-covered Elastane Jersey waistband. It is the perfect underwear to kick-back and chill in.
The Woven Boxers comes in two Breezy prints, Trees Blue and Leaves Grey. Made from 100% highly-breathable Organic Cotton which is sweat absorbent. These undies keep you cool in the sweltering heat while retaining its shape and quality with each wear. This design includes two side vents and a super soft waistband that promises extreme comfort.
If internet sources are anything to go by, the average person makes up to 35,000 decisions a day. At Bundies, they believe that those decisions are best left for the most crucial things in life, making the best ones in pursuit of your dreams. So why not leave the smaller details to Bundies?
The Bundies Subscription Model – First of its kind in Asia
The first of its kind in Asia, the Bundies Subscription model sends you the most comfortable undies monthly or bi- monthly – you decide. If you are not one to commit, fret not, you are free to change, skip or cancel your subscription at any time. As a subscriber, you save up to 15% on your everyday essentials, save time on shopping and most importantly, keep your wardrobe of comfortable undies fresh.
All you have to do is choose from four subscription packages, Classic, Funky, Smart or Breezy, and we will take care of the rest. Or, if you are game for a surprise, subscribe to the Mix package!
Regardless of your choice, Bundies will vary the colours and prints of the underwear based on your subscription preference.
To ensure even more convenience and safety for you, Bundies supports online payment through all major credit card merchants and PayPal that uses the most updated secure protocols for your transactions. Furthermore, Bundies delivers globally and always offers free delivery in Singapore and Hong Kong.
This new year, free yourself and make it your resolution to think big, live consciously and achieve your dreams. Let Bundies sweat the small stuff for you – beginning with your obligatory Chinese New Year underwear shopping!
Bundies underwear comes in three styles – Knitted Trunks, Knitted Boxers and Woven Boxers. Available in individual pairs or a multi-pack of three or six, their undies retail at SGD32 for a single pair of classic Knitted Trunks in basic colours, SGD36 for a pair of Knitted Trunks in prints or Knitted Boxers or Woven Boxers, SGD85 for a pack of three classic Knitted Trunks in basic colours, SGD95 for a pack of three Boxers in prints and SGD179 for a pack of six Woven Boxers.
Google is catching up with Apple after the launch of its Google Pixel 2 XL, an attempt at creating an Android version of the iPhone 8. We mayOn January 10, 2018 / By Jochebel Khong
Google is catching up with Apple after the launch of its Google Pixel 2 XL, an attempt at creating an Android version of the iPhone 8. We may be a little late in the reviewing game, but here’s an honest opinion of what we think of the highly-raved smartphone.
An evolution of last year’s design for a fresh, confident and even bolder looking Pixel. The big 18:9 display makes the phone look modern and sleek. However, when holding it in one hand, it is definitely too big to comfortably reach the top quarter of the display. Thankfully, the Pixel 2 XL has a flat display that doesn’t have accidental palm touch issues, and a fingerprint sensor in a perfect position right where your finger expects it.
Everyday performance of a smartphone is probably the most important thing to every user. With the new processor and another year of optimization, the Pixel 2 XL is ridiculously fast and smooth in everything you do. Additionally, when you first load your Pixel 2 XL, you won’t be greeted by a long setup process such as extra account permissions, restore setting or backup.
Being the highest-rated smartphone camera ever, the Pixel 2 XL takes brilliant photos and standout videos in any light. Thanks to a powerful combination of both optical and electronic image stabilization, there wasn’t a single shot that was “bad” – it was either “good” or “great”. If you love taking selfies, the Pixel 2XL is definitely the phone for you. The most impressive part of Google’s Portrait Mode system is that it works extremely well on the front-facing camera. The extra processing leads to standout selfies – one of the best I’ve taken on a phone!
Perhaps like many others, you are constantly receiving a ‘storage full’ notification on your iPhone. But with free, unlimited storage for all your photos and videos, you’ll never have this problem again. With Google Photos baked directly into your camera, it’s easy to save, organize, find and share any photo or video. Say goodbye to endless scrolling to find an old photo as well – just enter a location, a person’s name or even an emoji to quickly find what you’re looking for.
Most definitely the best part of the Pixel 2 XL is the long-lasting, fast charging battery. with a 3520mAh battery, your pixel can last all day, even with everything turned on – Bluetooth, auto-screen brightness, and excessive social media usage. The best part? you can get up to 7 hours of battery life from just 15 minutes of charge!
Google has probably made the best Android phones you can buy today. Other than the size and the lack of a headphone jack, the hardware is well-built, paired with an impeccable software and user experience, definitely a smartphone I’ll recommend!