SilkAir has always believed that journeys should be joyful, and it’s the little things that make a difference. In this day and age, this means providing a full-serviceOn June 2, 2016 / By Nookmag
SilkAir has always believed that journeys should be joyful, and it’s the little things that make a difference. In this day and age, this means providing a full-service offering on-board, such as the luxury of check-in baggage allowance, in-flight meals, timely flights, and of course, entertainment via its complimentary wireless in-flight entertainment system, SilkAir Studio – now available on all its aircraft.
As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir launched its wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, SilkAir Studio in 2014. Complementing the then existing overhead system, this wireless service provides customers with diverse options for a more customised in-flight entertainment experience, allowing passengers on SilkAir flights to stream blockbuster hits, short features, as well as chart-topping music to their personal laptops and handheld devices throughout their flights via Wi-Fi directly at no additional cost, and without the need to download a separate mobile app prior to boarding.
As an example of SilkAir’s commitment to quality, full-service air travel, this effort to improve the in-flight entertainment experience for their customers was established alongside service mainstays such as in-flight meals, 30kg (economy) and 40kg (business) baggage allowance, check-in service, seat selection, and the KrisFlyer frequent flyer programme.
Although time has passed and we now have the luxury of individual screens behind the headrest of every seat, this does not mean that the SilkAir Studio is now obsolete.
Earlier this month, SilkAir brought their “little joys matter” philosophy to life, reminding passengers how little extras can make big differences. Non-SilkAir travellers flying to Singapore were met at an overseas airport by SilkAir stewardesses and they were invited to participate in a poll to find out what their favourite ‘little joy’ in air travel was – be it in-flight meals, complimentary luggage allowance, on-board entertainment, seat selection, etc. On completing the poll, they were offered a voucher to fly with SilkAir in order to enjoy these little joys on their next trip, and were also offered a special surprise: the Joy Pack! Disguised as a box of chocolates, the packs, once opened, were revealed to be innovative, portable in-flight entertainment screens that held engaging content like travel programmes, kids shows and TV comedies. The travellers brought the Joy Packs on their flight, allowing them the chance to enjoy a little of the joy that SilkAir offers its customers on a regular basis. Through the activation, SilkAir was able to reach out to consumers and showcase that when it comes to air travel, the little joys do matter.
Although passengers would not be receiving the Joy Pack on SilkAir flights, they will still be able to access SilkAir Studio, a wireless entertainment system that allows them to reach a library of content on their own smart devices. Likewise, Business-class passengers on flights above two hours can also request for tablets to use for the duration of their flight.
For more information on SilkAir’s services, as well as contest details, visit SilkAir’s Facebook page.
Where there are mountain ranges in some countries, and coral reefs in others, activities such as snorkling, hiking, and even moss-viewing can be considered everyday activities. Although moss-viewingOn June 1, 2016 / By Nookmag
Where there are mountain ranges in some countries, and coral reefs in others, activities such as snorkling, hiking, and even moss-viewing can be considered everyday activities. Although moss-viewing is an activity that has only recently become increasingly popular within Japan in the past year, participants on Japanese moss-viewing trails have claimed that the experience can be a magical one.
In a small country such as Singapore with no instances of a mini Great Barrier Reef, moss gardens, or mountain ranges, we’re hard pressed to find a natural scenic location to appreciate the great outdoors – or aren’t we?
While the scale of our outdoor activities may not be as large in nature as compared to other countries, here are 5 things we can do in sunny Singapore that may just tie down our adventurous cravings until we can find the time for a well-deserved vacation in this Great Outdoors Month in June.
Go on a hike in the great outdoors and enjoy the serenity on offer at the Southern Ridges. Comprising 10 km of green, open spaces that connect Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve, these ridges are an alternative for walking enthusiasts, history buffs, shutterbugs, nature lovers, bird watchers and families looking for a different kind of family outing. Steeped in history and one of the best spots in Singapore to enjoy panoramic views of the city, harbour and the Southern Islands, the Southern Ridges is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Henderson Waves, a structure not to be missed, connects Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. Standing 36 metres above Henderson Road, it is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, and is frequently visited for its artistic, distinctive wave-like structure consisting of a series of undulating curved ‘ribs’. Other highlights of the Southern Ridges include the Forest Walk and Canopy Walk – bridges cutting through the Adinandra Belukar, a distinct type of secondary forest. Here, you can see a rich variety of flora and fauna and observe birds in their natural habitat. Walk on the Ridges and capture the beauty of wild flowers and birds. Explore Berlayer Creek at the newly launched Labrador Nature and Coastal Walk, which is home to myriad flora and fauna, another great getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
“Step into the embrace of nature and immerse yourself in a slower rhythm of life, and take a good listen to the sweet chirpings and let their cheerful chitchatting welcome you to a whole new world.”
Many different species of birds can be found in the various parts of Singapore. In particular, the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a wonderland for bird watching enthusiasts, especially during the migratory season between September and March. During this period, the Reserve functions as a significant stopover point for birds. From commonly seen birds such as the Common Redshank, to the incredible ones, such as the tiny Pacific Golden Plover’s uncanny ability to travel over great distances (from Siberia to Singapore), the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve holds many secrets in the world of these natural aviators, and is recognised by the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership as an internationally important site for migratory bird conservation.
Visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve from the TreeTop Walk, and capture a few snapshots of the birds going about their daily activities. Likewise, stroll along the Mangrove Boardwalk in Pasir Ris Park and try spotting these little flying creatures, or wander into the idyllic Sembawang Park and discover the many different species of birds living in harmony amongst the lush environment of the park.
The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is home to 40% of Singapore’s flora and fauna, and has been a favourite spot for those looking to get close to nature. When the Reserve is fully open after restoration works are completed, you can visit the Reserve and journey back in time to the days before Sir Stamford Raffles arrived as you trek among the original vegetation and undisturbed tropical forest. Push yourself to the limits as you climb Singapore’s tallest hill on trails that wind through pockets of hill dipterocarp forest, not found anywhere else on the island.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve was officially declared an ASEAN Heritage Park on 18 October 2011, and together with Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, it is now part of the prestigious regional network of 30 protected areas, forming the complete spectrum of representative ecosystems in ASEAN. It is also protected by the Parks & Trees Act 2005 for the conservation of our native biodiversity.
Summit Trail accessible on weekends
Members of the public can access the Summit of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (BTNR) through the Main Road on weekends. The Main Road leading to the Summit will be open to visitors from 7am to 6pm (with last entry to the Reserve at 5pm) on Saturdays and Sundays only. The Reserve will remain closed on weekdays and public holidays that do not fall on weekends. Access to BTNR is via Hindhede Nature Park (Please see map of designated route above). The Reserve remains inaccessible through Dairy Farm Nature Park as trail repair works continue at Dairy Farm Loop. Members of the public are advised to keep to the designated route, and to take public transport when visiting the Reserve as there are limited parking lots on site due to on-going restoration works. Restrooms will be in operation during opening hours on weekends.
Pulau Hantu is located within Singapore waters, a short boat ride off the southwest coast of Singapore. The island is consisted of 2 individual islands, Hantu Besar (Big Ghost) and Hantu Kecil (Small Ghost). During low tide, it is possible to walk between the islands. Divers can find a wide variety of hard and soft corals outside the sea wall, and can expect to find clown fishes, crabs, clams and variety of nudibranchs. Join us and discover what Singapore’s local diving community has to offer!
If you haven’t yet visited Pulau Ubin, this would be a great month to explore as the island opens its shores to host a five-week open house. From now until 12 June, Pesta Ubin features a yearly festival of sorts, organised by people who love Ubin in an effort to share their special slice of Pulau Ubin with other members of the public. Led by the community, Pesta Ubin activities are organic, heartfelt, and passionately highlights Pulau Ubin’s unique charms. Many of the on-going activities are free of charge, and some do not require registration. For more information and a taste of the kinder, gentler way of life on Ubin during Pesta Ubin, visit Pesta Ubin.
With this list of five activities and more in tow, which activity catches your fancy? Tell us here! : Nookmag
The party doesn’t start till the sun goes down, and the stars come out. Mark your calendars and dock yourself at this two-night party from 10 JuneOn May 29, 2016 / By Sarah Oh
The party doesn’t start till the sun goes down, and the stars come out. Mark your calendars and dock yourself at this two-night party from 10 June to 11 June 2016.
Following their sold-out success in January, Bandwagon Riverboat returns for a second voyage – only bigger and better this time! Teaming up with FRANK by OCBC, expect three decks worth of gigs, Coney Dogs and Root Beer Floats, as well as an exciting line-up of carnival activities on South East Asia (SEA)’s only Mississippi Riverboat.
It’s the perfect time to unleash your inner child; who wants to be a pirate, a mermaid or captain? – or simply, all three of them! As you come on board deck one, let the Mermaid’s Cove give you a lukewarm start to the evening with acoustic and soulful tunes by BP Valenzuela, our local talent, Charlie Lim and more.
When you think it’s time to step it up a notch, climb the stairs to deck two and visit the Pirate’s Parlour, which will pick up the baton for an upbeat funk. Swig a mouthful of Root Beer with relish, while you chomp a Coney Dog in the other hand, and lose yourself in the blend of R&B, soul and hip-hop music from Basement Syndicate, Cockpit and more. As the finale of the night, join the Captain on his expedition, accompanied by Deep House and Techno spins from Maurice Simon, Oliver Osbourne and more!
Along with enough music to suit most preferences, this riverboat is also host to a range of carnival activities such as Giant Jenga, Ring Tosses, and more to keep you entertained all night long.
Tickets are now available at SGD45 (standard) and SGD60 (at the door). Book your tickets here, with special perks for FRANK by OCBC cardholders in conjunction with their 5th birthday celebration.
With all that’s in store for you, what else are you waiting for? Step off the plank with a leap of faith, and head on to Bandwagon’s Facebook page to learn more about the event!
Held for two nights only on Saturday 9 July 2016 and Sunday 10 July 2016, Popcorn Studio presents Malaysia’s bestselling comedy hit Laugh Die You – The KaraokeOn May 22, 2016 / By Nookmag
Held for two nights only on Saturday 9 July 2016 and Sunday 10 July 2016, Popcorn Studio presents Malaysia’s bestselling comedy hit Laugh Die You – The Karaoke at the Resorts World Theatre in Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). A direct translation of the Cantonese phrase “siu sei lei”, meaning “laugh until you die”, audiences can expect nothing less than three hours of belly-aching guffaws as the best of Malaysian and Singaporean stand-up comedians pit head-to-head against each other.
Representing Malaysia in this epic comedy production is femme extraordinaire stand-up comic, Joanne Kam. Her acid-tongue humour will be challenged by Singapore’s effervescent Kumar, who needs no introduction for his irreverent, no-holds-barred comedic genius. With the two queens battling it out with all their comedic might of fierce Malaysia vs Singapore bashing jokes and insults, this verbal shootout will be moderated by the inimitable funnyman Gurmit Singh, who made Phua Chu Kang an iconic household name.
This time, not only are the Singapore audience in for some side-splitting laughter, they will also witness the debut of Singh’s highly anticipated new alter ego: the turbaned, twisted-moustached and chest-haired Hero Singh. A law-abiding security guard who is eccentric, flamboyant and loud, it turns out that Hero Singh can also actually…wait for it…sing!
Also performing during the three-hour long show is Malaysia’s fast-rising, home-grown rock band Hydra. Karaoke fans will also have the opportunity to show off their singing chops at certain intervals as the Greatest Karaoke hits will be played. All in all, Laugh Die You – The Karaoke is a promise of energetic, Malaysia vs Singapore wise-cracking stand up comedy that will leave audiences howling with laughter.
“All I can say is, audiences had better be ready for some excellent and maybe even impromptu twists. With stars like Joanne, Kumar and Gurmit lighting up the stage, we anticipate not just a few giggles but enormous laughs throughout the night that will have everyone roaring for more!” — Erik Ong, Popcorn Studios director
Laugh Die You – The Karaoke (R18)
Resorts World Sentosa, Resorts World Theatre
8 Sentosa Gateway
Saturday, 9 July 2016 @ 7.30pm
Sunday, 10 July 2016 @ 7.30pm
Each show is approximately 4 hours 15 mins, with a 15 mins interval.
Bronze – SGD68
Silver – SGD98
Gold – SGD128
VIP – SGD158
Platinum – SGD350
Now – 31 May 2016 : 15% discount for VIP and Gold categories
Now – 6 June 2016 : 15% discount for all categories
This Summer, ShopBack Singapore partners up with Cathay Cineplexes to mark the debut act of giving online Cashback for watching movies in Singapore. Cathay Cineplexes, oneOn May 17, 2016 / By Nookmag
This Summer, ShopBack Singapore partners up with Cathay Cineplexes to mark the debut act of giving online Cashback for watching movies in Singapore.
Cathay Cineplexes, one of the leading movie entertainment providers in Singapore, is now showing in ShopBack Singapore. For the first time in town, film addicts are granted an additional 2% Cashback for their dose of movie fix when they book online via ShopBack Singapore.
Catch the latest blockbusters at Cathay Cineplexes via ShopBack Singapore! Simply visit ShopBack Singapore and complete your online booking via VISA to enjoy an upsized 4% Cashback! For information, ShopBack also organises pop-up Cashback sales of up to 20% for stores on the VISA page, inclusive of Sephora, ASOS and Expedia.
Applicable for Standard Tickets (2D) during weekdays (SGD9 per ticket) and weekends (SGD13 per ticket), movie buffs can now reel in the same great cinematic experience for less. Simply click through ShopBack Singapore to Cathay Cineplexes, make a purchase, and forward the order confirmation email. The Cashback value earned will be reflected in your ShopBack account shortly after your email has been received.
Available for all online bookings made across all seven Cathay Cineplexes’ cinemas in Singapore, savings from this scheme can be layered on top of any existing credit card rebates or promotions steered by Cathay Cineplexes. Moviegoers are then able to cash out their Cashback credits to either a preferred bank or PayPal account once it turns redeemable.
Upcoming movies that ShopBack can’t wait to catch!
19 May: X-Men Apocalypse
02 Jun: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows
23 Jun: Independence Day
04 Aug: Suicide Squad
Which movie are you waiting for? Tell us here : Nookmag
Labour Day has fallen on a Sunday, which means another long weekend for the hardworking heroes – hurrah! So, what’s the best way to welcome a long weekend?On May 5, 2016 / By Sarah Oh
Labour Day has fallen on a Sunday, which means another long weekend for the hardworking heroes – hurrah! So, what’s the best way to welcome a long weekend? The answer is a wine and cheese party! Last Friday night, epicureans and Francophiles were revved up for a love affair with wine, cheese and tunes at the Gallery & Co.
Bon appétit, mes amis! There was plenty to eat and drink from a menu of exquisite wines and imported cheese. While five counters bordered the resident café, the biggest queues were for Chaource cheese that was paired with 2013 Château de Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé. The appeal was attributed to the cute French sommelier, perhaps. Above all, it was a night of merrymaking with wine, cheese and friends.
As the night went on, the temperature began to rise with partygoers soaking up the sounds of Gallery & Co.’s weekend Block Party. Featuring The Council’s resident Frenchman, Julien Brochard, electronic beats were spun to keep everyone’s feet off the floor all night long. Happy #TGIF indeed!
So what are your plans for tomorrow? Tell us here!
In our previous feature of the Under Pressure series in late March, Kilo was on the lookout for participants longing to try their hand at being part ofOn May 1, 2016 / By Nookmag
In our previous feature of the Under Pressure series in late March, Kilo was on the lookout for participants longing to try their hand at being part of a professional kitchen.
Although the finale will now be held at Kilo Kallang instead of at Kilo Orchard as previously mentioned, we are pleased to announce that a contender has emerged for Kilo Under Pressure. This Thursday, on 5 May, amateur chef Oliver Budgen will helm the Kilo Kallang kitchen in whipping up a 4-course menu for guests, and he is already bracing himself for the challenge that is to come.
“My ultimate dream is to open a restaurant of my own, but I know that the abyss between a cook and a chef is vast, and many have failed by not appreciating this distinction as well as the commitment, passion and business acumen that a successful restaurant requires. I think the Kilo Under Pressure experience would be my chance to see if I really do have what it takes to make the leap into my own enterprise.” — Oliver Budgen
With no prior experience working in a professional kitchen — unless you count waiting tables as a student, or volunteering at a burrito stand for charity — Under Pressure will be a first for Oliver. Originally from London, Oliver used to work in the charity sector, and his current day job is in account management for a technology PR and Communications firm. He spends his free time developing his culinary techniques, and proclaims himself to be “pretty flashy” with his knife skills.
“I’ve been practicing rock and tap chopping since I was 14, and can now dice an onion in about 6 seconds — without crying!”
Cuisine-wise, Oliver grew up in a family of vegetarians and was taught to treat vegetables with as much respect as meat; this philosophy has clearly translated into his food as he presents us with stripped-down Mediterranean cuisine, inspired by Southern France, Southern Italy and Greece.
Oliver’s stint in the Kilo kitchen will get the ball rolling for a roster of 6 other chosen home cooks, with subsequent Under Pressure sessions scheduled to take place once every month from May onwards. Dubbed the ‘Lucky 7’, each chef, including Oliver, brings their own unique take and palate to the table, and each chef will meet with the pressure and heat of a professional kitchen for the very first time.
We can’t guarantee that it’ll always be smooth sailing, but we know there’s bound to be
lots of fun, a bit of drama, and plenty of good food and company. Come join the fun this Thursday!
Kilo Under Pressure
Thursday, 5th May 2016
Kilo Kallang, 66 Kampong Bugis, Level M,
SGD65++ per pax (4-course menu)
Reservations: Email | call 6467 3987 (after 430PM)
Ever wondered if the Force had a consciousness? As an embodiment of all living energies, does it feel like we do, wonder like we do, or possess intelligenceOn May 1, 2016 / By Renata
Ever wondered if the Force had a consciousness? As an embodiment of all living energies, does it feel like we do, wonder like we do, or possess intelligence beyond our understanding? As a tribute to Star Wars Day on 4 May, we humbly present to you, fans and skeptics alike, a summary of the Star Wars franchise from the voice of the Force as we imagine it to be. Enjoy!
The Power of Cosmos, the Way, the Living Force, Unifying Force, Cosmic Force, and the Physical Force; I am known by many names, and by many metaphysical attributes. I am both light and dark; I discriminate against none who hold the ability to wield my strength as their own. I am simply known as, The Force.
This galaxy intrigues me. From the rule of the Celestials to the Rakatan Infinite Empire, and from the Jedi Order to our present day; it seems this entire galaxy is so focused on power, they forgot the fundamentals of peace. The biggest irony that amuses me – I have to admit the contorted faces helped ease my boredom tremendously in passing time – would perhaps be the multitudes of conflicts and wars in the name of “peace”.
As my memory spans, all wars started to blur into one another; Devaronians, Gossams, Selonians, Humans, and Duros all look the same under a simple mask of hatred. Nevertheless, I’d say they did good in their galactic explorations before beginning yet another battle in my honour.
But I digress. What really caught my attention in this age is how clearly my “followers” drew the line between dark and light, calling themselves Sith and Jedi. Both dark and light are equally important to my being, I must say, and I don’t see the need to split myself in two. The idea of having my left appendage fight my right one seems so… trivial… Don’t you think?
As my followers studied more about me over time, the Jedi focused on logic and technicalities, while the Sith focused on passions and allowed themselves free reign. But there will always be a balance; passions are not always entirely a bane, especially in my boy, Anakin.
While the galaxy takes a short breath between battles, Luke and Leia were born; I supposed you could call them my grandchildren, as the humans would. As Luke follows in his father’s footsteps and trains to be a Jedi, the Sith started building a comical looking contraption built to destroy rocks in an attempt to… I don’t know… Intimidate perhaps?
As more of the “light” sacrificed themselves to my being, the galaxy remains unbalanced – a word I am displeased with. If only those Jedi had turned to Sith before they perished… Perhaps then I would see balance again. Either that, or a Sith had to become a Jedi. Although my wish came true when Anakin and Luke reunited, the most frustrating thing had to happen! Anakin, my boy, returned to my embrace as a being of light! Leaving the galaxy still unbalanced!
Fortunately, as it stands, the scavenger Rey may yet hold hope as she is able to sense my being through my son’s saber. As she finds my grandson and makes things right again, I shall have to contend with holding my son’s essence to me… Oh look, a newcomer! Hans, come where I can sense you; you won’t be lonely anymore.
“The Force is a river from which many can drink,
and the training of the Jedi is not the only cup which can catch it.”
― Luke Skywalker
This tribute is meant only for fun, and in celebration of a day previously only celebrated by avid fans. However, as the franchise grows ever larger and draws a bigger crowd each year, we decided to amuse ourselves in speculating what the Force may think of the Jedi’s actions and their battle with the Sith.
As April leaves us hanging and May brings the Summer in,
Happy Star Wars Day Month, everyone!
This weekend, keep an eye out as BoConcept spells “busy” with their new Scandinavian Market held at the Paragon shopping mall on Orchard. For just one day onOn April 14, 2016 / By Nookmag
This weekend, keep an eye out as BoConcept spells “busy” with their new Scandinavian Market held at the Paragon shopping mall on Orchard.
For just one day on 16 April, BoConcept has decided to transform their showroom into a marketplace filled with shapes, colours, and materials for all to enjoy. In a bid to showcase the beauty and peace of a relaxing Scandinavian-type lifestyle, the company has brought together a collection of local producers in food, juice, apparel and lifestyle accessories.
Although it was difficult to be restricted to just 3 reasons, come join us as we find out more about some of the top few reasons to visit this exhibit focused on well-being and design!
Nothing says “Scandinavian” quite like simplistic / minimalist decor with at least one floral arrangement in a clean white living space. True to their theme, BoConcept has invited One Olive, an artisanal floral boutique that specializes in bespoke floral arrangement services as well as styling and conceptualizing events and weddings, to be a part of this Saturday market.
Founded in 2009, this lifestyle boutique is a true advocate for the “au naturale” concept, bringing forth a passion for nature and all things quaint. On any other day, the One Olive team of Floral Artisans can be found nestled in the charming neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru, a restful oasis infused with natural greenery. Should you chance visiting, be sure to take a good look through their vintage wares and mini potted greens, as well as an array of handmade decorative vases that creates its own form of beauty.
As true artisans in their own right, this team believes that a stylishly designed floral art piece is a breathing living sculpture, and aim to spread their beliefs through a floral workshop at the market. Feel free to simply watch, or even participate as they present to you the sophistication, and extreme simplicity of the nudeness of flowers.
For more information, visit One Olive‘s event page here!
Among the number of edible and drinkable exhibits, this one takes the cake (or toast!). Café By day, Restaurant.Bar by night. BRIDGE prides itself in its contemporary modern European menu. The folks behind Bridge revamp fine dining with a twist-without fuss nor pinch, and use only the best seasonal ingredients to create an appealing menu which will excite your palate. A true showcase of culinary passion aimed to create a sensational dining experience, this joint rides on the salted egg croissant craze this Saturday to bring you wonderfully toasted crispy croissants oozing with golden custard!
Additionally, if you have not tried their Truffle Honey Toast at Seah St., this is your chance as they will be toasting this right at the marketplace! For those who still can’t get enough of the honey, Bridge will be retailing each bottle at 15% off during the marketplace!
For more information, visit their Facebook page!
Don’t worry guys, we haven’t forgotten about you!
sifr is a contemporary lifestyle brand that takes pride in engineering garments that display quality, comfort and value. Inspired by someone who is confident and discerning, their products not only incorporate premium materials, solid construction but also deep thought. As your basic garments are the most important items in your wardrobe, they need to be versatile, lasting, and most importantly, comfortable. Available at the market, the brand’s signature sifr Essentials is a collection of common-sense men’s t-shirts that delivers on all three counts.
Come check them out!
For a full list of events and vendors, visit BoConcept’s event page before 16 April.
BoConcept Scandinavian Marketplace
16th April 2016 (11am – 7pm)
Admission is Free
“What if Superman had decided to grab the president right out of the Oval Office?” It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of theOn April 12, 2016 / By Nookmag
“What if Superman had decided to grab the president right out of the Oval Office?”
It feels good to be bad…
Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity.
U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
“Don’t forget, we’re bad guys.”
Worst. Heroes. Ever.
“C’mon! Got something better to do?”
Catch them in cinemas this summer on 5 August.
“Would you continue to fight?” “What will you become?” Find out this December in Rogue One : A Star Wars StoryOn April 8, 2016 / By Nookmag
“Would you continue to fight?”
“What will you become?”
Find out this December in Rogue One : A Star Wars Story
This 30 April to 14 May 2016, The Fullerton Heritage presents two unique art and cultural experiences at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, recreating scenes of the pastOn April 6, 2016 / By Nookmag
This 30 April to 14 May 2016, The Fullerton Heritage presents two unique art and cultural experiences at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, recreating scenes of the past and welcoming visitors to relive memories of old at the historic destination during the Singapore Heritage Festival.
Located where the dynamic developments of Marina Bay intersect with the world famous Singapore skyline, and where the historic district meets the future, The Fullerton Heritage precinct is the focal point for waterfront fine dining, upscale shopping and entertainment. The waterfront development’s architecture combines both the historical and contemporary, adding vibrancy to the area’s long-established cultural heritage within the Civic District.
Likewise, although The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is now a luxury hotel with 400 rooms and suites, and is gazetted as Singapore’s 71st National Monument by the National Heritage Board, it was once home to the General Post Office, The Singapore Club and the Chamber of Commerce. Carefully designed to provide both business and leisure travellers with a sanctuary of serenity and comfort in which to retreat and rejuvenate, this hotel is dynamically located in the heart of the financial and arts districts, successfully blending a rich heritage with contemporary style and personalised service to offer guests a world-class accommodation experience.
A Fullerton Love Story Tour
Step through the revolving doors of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore after dark and join our resident tour guide on an adventure as she regales visitors with stories of the past and guides them through the hallowed hallways of Singapore’s 71st National Monument – once home to the General Post Office, Ministry of Finance and the iconic Fullerton Lighthouse atop its roof.
As one wanders through the nooks and crannies, and scales the lighthouse rooftop of the historic monument, characters from the past who once worked in the Fullerton Building will come alive. Played by professional theatre actors Dwayne Lau and Jo Tan, visitors will find themselves in the midst of a most improbable love story between a humble postman and a stalwart civil servant reaching the upper echelons of the finance world. With riddles for participants to solve, everyone is encouraged to be part of the story in the making. Finally when the journey ends, a decadent chocolate buffet awaits at The Courtyard.
The Fullerton Love Story Tour is available for booking online on Saturday, 30th April, 7th May and 14th May from 8.00pm to 11.00pm.
The tour will take place from 8.00pm to 9.30pm, followed by the chocolate buffet.
Tickets are priced at SGD69 nett for adults and SGD35 nett for children (aged between 6 to 11 years old).
For further enquiries, please send an email to the Fullerton Heritage team.
A Public Concert by TENG Ensemble
On 7 May 2016, The Fullerton Heritage debuts with a music extravaganza presented by critically-acclaimed TENG Ensemble entitled Where the River Always Flows. Free for public enjoyment, the outdoor performance is held at the historic Fullerton Square, known as Mile Zero of Singapore; a riveting spot where political rallies once took centre stage.
Where the River Always Flows draws reference from the Singapore River that is rich with history; a lifeline to Singapore in our formative years. The TENG Ensemble’s performance at the mouth of the Singapore River, on the grounds of The Fullerton Hotel aims to bring listeners a taste of Singapore’s heritage music that has shaped not just a Singaporean culture, but an identity.
TENG’s repertoire will include reinvented versions of well-loved folk songs such as Munnaeru Vaalibaa and Chan Mali Chan on traditional Chinese instruments and modern electronic instruments. Both the young and old can hum along to familiar Singaporean tunes as they embark on a nostalgic revisiting of the Singapore River that was once abuzz with life and activities. Other pieces draw inspiration from Malay, Portuguese, Korean and English folk songs that are popular in the region.
What happens when you give an amateur chef 48 hours, a professional kitchen crew, and the chance to create an original three-course dinner for a restaurant full ofOn March 31, 2016 / By Nookmag
What happens when you give an amateur chef 48 hours, a professional kitchen crew, and the chance to create an original three-course dinner for a restaurant full of guests to love, hate, scrutinize, and everything in between?
That’s right : Kilo Under Pressure.
First Under Pressure event
After a 4-year-hiatus, Under Pressure returns this April, once again offering home cooks, amateur chefs, or budding culinary geniuses the chance to helm a restaurant and bring their gourmet dreams to life. This time, the playing field is at Kilo Orchard, a change from the previous installment held at Kilo Kallang, but the game plan remains the same: daring individuals can submit their applications, and shortlisted candidates will face Kilo in an interview and tasting process. The chosen chef will have Kilo’s support to prepare for and serve a dinner menu of three to five courses during the biggest challenge — service night.
The inaugural event in 2011 saw Kilo Kallang packed to the brim with excited diners, and a night full of firsts for everyone. The heat was on: tempers flared in the face of unexpected challenges, reviews were mixed, some guests were left to wait, and there was even one table that walked out. But as the night progressed, the initial fluster receded with Nithiya, our first chef, increasing in her confidence and understanding of what it takes to steer a kitchen.
“I’m exhausted, but I’m excited that I did it, and proud of myself.”
With the Under Pressure series, Kilo wishes to present culinary hopefuls a chance to live out their dreams and experience cooking in a proper kitchen — intense, exhausting, and complete with all its joy and drama.
Kilo has always been about embracing experiences, both old and new, and bringing together people from all walks of life. In the same line, Kilo wishes to support fledgling talent across all industries, be it in F&B, music, or art, and offer them a platform to showcase their creations. The Cooking Beats events, for example, has seen Kilo opening their kitchen to up-and-coming guest chefs from all over the world; while Kilo Dialogues created a safe space for explorative, thought-provoking performances, talks, dialogue sessions, and more.
Ultimately, Kilo hopes to encourage experimentation, and support undiscovered talent. The upcoming Under Pressure will be held at the end of April, and will be a ticketed event where guests pay for a prix fixe menu. Diners can expect a menu reflective of the chef’s individuality, backed by Kilo’s staff. It may turn out turbulent, but we promise a night of fun, laughter, and great food. For enthusiastic home cooks and chefs, it’s time to turn up the pressure; this is the perfect opportunity to take your hobby to the next level.
Interested participants may contact Kilo with the following:
Applicants must be Singaporean/PR/possess a valid work permit, and must be 18 years old and above. Kindly submit any submissions and enquiries here.
Submissions close 10th April 2016.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents… A trailer so big, it needs two videos. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE – Teaser Trailer #2 (Wayne Manor)On March 30, 2016 / By Nookmag
Warner Bros. Pictures presents…
A trailer so big, it needs two videos.
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE – Teaser Trailer #2 (Wayne Manor)
Take a preview of 7th Heaven at Sand Bar on Siloso, the best stretch of golden beach on Sentosa, with its rustic vibes, chilled out house music andOn March 25, 2016 / By Nookmag
Take a preview of 7th Heaven at Sand Bar on Siloso, the best stretch of golden beach on Sentosa, with its rustic vibes, chilled out house music and a fabulous range of food and drinks. With selected beers priced at only SGD7 a bottle, and specially concocted refreshing cocktails, Sand Bar’s shooter of the day, or all housepours and wines at the same price, Sand Bar offers visitors the perfect excuse for unwinding after work or simply hanging out for a weekday evening refresher on from 6pm to 9pm.
In addition to bottled beers, wines, premium housepours, cocktails and shooter, this beach bar’s range of mocktails will also be served up at SGD7 each, while a purchase of any seven promotional drinks on one bill is priced at only SGD45. Complementing the range of SGD7 wonders is a delectable selection of beach bites from the bar’s neighbouring Flame, Singapore’s first beach rotisserie.
Likewise, if you find yourself craving a sizzling hot barbeque, ice cold drinks, and great music over the weekend, salivate no more! Next weekend, Sand Bar presents The Beach Backyard – the ultimate destination for sun, sand, food and great Sunday vibes on 3 April, from 2pm to 9 pm.
From live barbeque stations to Sand Bar’s famous juicy beef and chicken burgers and great beverage deals, look forward to hours of music to get you grooving throughout the day featuring Sand Bar’s resident DJ, Jason Teo, together with Kenneth Francis from Refuge and Terra, and DJ Anand from Ce La Vi and Terra.
With activities for your little tykes such as a cardboard playground, beach toys, chalk boards, and other activities for adults such as beer-pong, twister and giant jenga, The Beach Backyard at Sand Bar will be the definitive place to be at with family, friends or even fur-friends!
Venue : Sand Bar | 52 Siloso Beach Walk S(099012)
Date : 3 April 2016, Sunday
Time : 2pm to 9pm
Visit Sand Bar’s facebook page for more details on The Beach Backyard.
From Hong Kong to Taipei, New York to Moscow, the Hennessy Artistry series has crossed over 40 countries in the past decade, leaving borderless innovation, the courage toOn March 15, 2016 / By Nookmag
From Hong Kong to Taipei, New York to Moscow, the Hennessy Artistry series has crossed over 40 countries in the past decade, leaving borderless innovation, the courage to dream, and a culture of fun in its wake.
In 2006, Hennessy brought together an intriguing mix of sound, colors, lights, and opportunities encompassing their belief of the “Art of Blending”. With this concept firmly entrenched in their spirit, the Hennessy Artistry series was born. True to its name, this series showcases talents from a rainbow spectrum of musicians to bring us global experiences and exclusive encounters in an ever changing world not limited to hip-hop, pop, or trance.
With a play on words, Hennessy’s philosophy on the art of mixing shows that not only do music and partying seamlessly blend cultural differences from East to West; it also proves to us that mixing doesn’t just end in a shot glass, it flows on to create awesome new experiences on a DJ’s turntable.
Previously held in various countries worldwide, international names such as The Veronicas, EMPTY, Juno Mak, and Rita Ora have joined the stage in pursuing their dreams with the Hennessy Artistry series. While an artistic soul lies in its ability to create and innovate, this series of events provide a platform for budding artistes to colour outside the box, and paint life beyond frames. Encouraging a stretch in the imagination, this campaign shows us life on the other side of the turntable.
Lucky J dares to dream. Do you?
Article sponsored by Hennessy; all thoughts expressed are our own.
“At least once a year… go to a place you have never been before” 6 Guys, 9 Days, 1 Country. CromolyAffairs features the highlights of a 9-day campingOn March 6, 2016 / By Nookmag
“At least once a year… go to a place you have never been before”
6 Guys, 9 Days, 1 Country.
CromolyAffairs features the highlights of a 9-day camping trip by 6 men on steel bikes, showing us that Malaysia has much more to offer besides its usual infamous reputation. To browse images and find out more about their trip, click here!
An occasion that feeds your heart and soul, SOULSCAPE is returning for a second edition this Saturday, 12 September 2015 at Tanjong Beach, Sentosa from 9am to 10pm.On September 7, 2015 / By Nookmag
An occasion that feeds your heart and soul, SOULSCAPE is returning for a second edition this Saturday, 12 September 2015 at Tanjong Beach, Sentosa from 9am to 10pm. Its theme ‘Gather Your Tribe’ revolves around the notion of gathering various tribes at a communal village party, extending the idea of a collective conscience and one-ness.
Brimming with soulful vibes and positive energy, Singapore’s most iconic yoga, music and dance festival will present an all-day programme with over 20 workshops and classes conducted by leading local and regional instructors, from inversions to sound meditation, dynamic splits to tribal dance moves, located at the various themed pavilions. Free dance and yoga workshops are also open to the public at the Community Pavilion.
The highlight of the evening will be the 60 minutes sunset yoga session, led by internationally acclaimed yoga instructor Cristi Christensen with live music curated and played by popular local DJ and yogini Amanda Ling.
For a more chill-out alternative, participants can catch the Tahitian dance performance, listen to live world music at the multiple music stages, or visit the festival food village. Another special addition is the Zen Zone where festival-goers can lounge and unwind on bean bags, plugging into iPods with a selection of meditative music.
As night falls, the event culminates into a high spirited sound and dance party with SoulVibes, a night festival featuring world music performances. SoulVibes will play to the tribal beats of Dub reggae, ethnic infusions, urban folk and hip-hop. Award-winning Singaporean brothers Krsna and Govin Tan from Flame of the Forest will perform alongside DJs and musicians from Singapore, Bali and the Netherlands.
Date: 12 September 2015, Saturday
Time: 9am to 10pm
Location: Tanjong Beach, Sentosa
Tickets: SGD25 (Night Festival); SGD65 (Sunset Yoga + Night Performances); SGD149 (Full Access); SGD260 (4 + 1 Free Bundle for Sunset + Night Tickets)
Purchase tickets here.
A Full Access Pass (SGD149) covers all yoga sessions and activities including the SoulVibes music festival, and includes a free yoga mat + bag worth SGD80 and a goody bag worth SGD50. All ticket holders will receive goody bags and yoga mats. More information is available online. Follow SOULSCAPE on Facebook.
If you’re in search of a good night out, head over to Gem Bar. They always promise a rockin’ line up. This end of the month, they’re continuingOn August 19, 2015 / By Nookmag
If you’re in search of a good night out, head over to Gem Bar. They always promise a rockin’ line up. This end of the month, they’re continuing their streak with music guest J.ROCC, a turntablist and producer/co-founder of hiphop syndicate Beat Junkies.
On 28 August 2015, this sonic legend (a household name in the local LA scene and also the founder of Beat Junkies in 1992, in case you don’t already know) will be captivating the crowd with his mix of hiphop, house, disco, and more. It’s a good mix, and he won’t disappoint. After all, this is the man Questlove – yes, the Questlove – has proclaimed the “illllllllest DJs ever.”
The event will be supported by DJ Drem (MattBlacc) and RAH (Darker Than Wax), and will start at 9.30pm. Head over to Gem Bar, 10 Ann Siang Hill. Tickets are SGD30, which includes one drink.
Last year, 2,500 party-goers had the time of their lives on a 4D3N music festival, set on a Royal Caribbean Ship. This combination of non-stop partying with someOn August 3, 2015 / By Nookmag
Last year, 2,500 party-goers had the time of their lives on a 4D3N music festival, set on a Royal Caribbean Ship. This combination of non-stop partying with some of the greatest acts (while aboard the 70,000 tonne Royal Caribbean International Mariner Of The Seas!) is back this year so it’s no wonder tickets are running out fast.
From 20 – 23 November 2015, fans from around the world will dance away to a string of electronic music legends, both regional and international. This will also include a pitstop at Langkawi for a private beach party. Check out the line-up here:
And as if it’s not already a one-of-a-kind festival, IT’S THE SHIP 2015 is also gaining its reputation for featuring acts that are not only great at what they do but are sociable people as well.
“One of the key takeaways from fans who attended last year’s festival was the fact that they not only got to see their favourite acts perform live but they also got to interact with the artistes in person over the duration of the festival. Due to the laid back, vacation-like atmosphere, it is very possible,” explained Iqbal Ameer, Group Chief Executive Officer of The Livescape Group.
The experience on the 15-deck Mariner of The Seas also comes with a casino, 10 pools and whirlpools, 17 bars, clubs and lounges, a duty-free shopping promenade, a full service day spa, an ice skating rink, a mini golf course, a full sized basketball court and a rock climbing wall overlooking the sea.
Cabins on IT’S THE SHIP 2015 vary in price from USD588 to USD1,288 per person (exclusive of taxes and gratuity fees), but it’s selling out fast so check their website for more details.