Imagine wanting an ice cold beer but not having a bottle opener with you. With Carlsberg latest Carlsberg Smooth Draught Pint which features a “POP Cap”, you canOn May 23, 2018 / By Nookmag
Imagine wanting an ice cold beer but not having a bottle opener with you.
With Carlsberg latest Carlsberg Smooth Draught Pint which features a “POP Cap”, you can say goodbye to this problem. The “POP Cap” allows you to literally pop a draught and enjoy probably the smoothest beer in the world anywhere! Replacing the traditional pry-off cap, the revolutionary “POP Cap” does away with the need for a bottle opener and marks Carlsberg as the first beer brand in Singapore to offer this unique pull-ring feature for its pint bottles.
“Carlsberg Smooth Draught has been a success since its launch with positive sales growth and encouraging brand equity. Beer drinkers love the smooth sensation available in a bottle or can, allowing them to enjoy draught beer anytime, anywhere. Building on its increased popularity, we believed this innovative “POP cap” that made Carlsberg Smooth Draught easier and more fun to consume will revolutionise the draught beer drinking experience that – ‘Now You Can POP A Draught Anywhere!’” says Mr. Olivier Dubost, General Manager of Carlsberg Singapore.
The “POP cap” is probably the biggest innovation yet for the Carlsberg brand as Singapore is the second amongst 140 Carlsberg markets globally to adopt this technology. Available in 325ml and 580ml bottles, the Carlsberg Smooth Draught’s “POP Cap” is an easy-to-open mechanism that simply requires lifting the ring and then pulling it in a swift motion. The distinctive “pop” is a resounding invitation for you to enjoy our draught’s signature silky smooth texture.
This May, Millennium Hotels and Resorts will launch a series of packages in celebration of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. Participating properties across the globe willOn May 14, 2018 / By Nookmag
This May, Millennium Hotels and Resorts will launch a series of packages in celebration of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. Participating properties across the globe will host an array of exclusive offerings including deluxe room packages, special menus, and event screening opportunities.
Locally, Millennium’s Singapore portfolio—Orchard Hotel Singapore, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, M Hotel Singapore, Studio M Hotel Singapore, M Social Singapore or Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore will offer guests a decadent English afternoon tea, featuring a selection of classic British favourites including scones with fresh clotted cream and preserves, freshly-prepared finger sandwiches, tartlets, cakes and exquisite teas as well as the option to upgrade to a glass of champagne. Prices from SGD35 per person.
For further information and hotel reservations, visit www.millenniumhotels.com
Sports lovers including avid spectators, leisure athletes, and serious competitors will have a slew of reasons to get into a new routine starting this month, as Sentosa –On April 18, 2018 / By Nookmag
Sports lovers including avid spectators, leisure athletes, and serious competitors will have a slew of reasons to get into a new routine starting this month, as Sentosa – The State of Fun curates a never-before line-up of beach sports from April to June!
Featuring a novel list of some 20 local and international events – ranging from a Garfield-themed run and yoga fiesta to the global tournament, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Singapore 2018 – the host of unique sporting activities will be available only in The State of Fun! The workouts include:
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Looking for a fun way to clock your steps before the National Steps Challenge Season 3 concludes? Then, be sure to check out the Beach Bash with Timberland Challenge on 28 April, held in collaboration with the Health Promotion Board.
Have fun completing tasks in a scavenger quest, and stand to win exciting prizes including Timberland merchandise, Sentosa FUN Passes, a staycation package and more. Also, get your hands on one of the 3,000 giant inflatable slippers that will be given out at Palawan Beach, and be part of a record-breaking event while at that!
Runs Can Be Fun
Runs don’t have to be dreary and monotonous, at least not in The State of Fun. With a series of themed running events bringing participants across the resort island’s golden beaches and picturesque landscapes, you might just forget that you’re actually having a workout!
The series of running events will kick off on 21 April with The Music Run by AIA, featuring audio speakers along the route to fuel one’s running beat and an epic party at Palawan Green.
Meanwhile, kids who love their sports can make a beeline for the Cold Storage Kids Run 2018! Taking place on 20 May at Palawan Green, Singapore’s first kids-centric run doesn’t just provide young athletes a chance to expose themselves to competition, it also serves as a stepping stone to bigger events for first- time runners.
For some feline fun, consider the Garfield Carnival and Run. To be held on 8 June to celebrate the iconic cat’s 40th birthday, the 3km run will take place alongside a whole line-up of entertainment, attractions, life-sized Garfield photo booths and carnival kiosks, where you stand to win exclusive Garfield 40th Birthday Bash prizes!
Have A Ball Of Time
Sports is most fun when you’re playing with your loved ones – add in the sun, sand and sea and you get an experience like no other! With beach volleyball nets available across the island’s beaches and vast pockets of sandy spaces, there are plenty of opportunities for all kinds of ball and team sports in The State of Fun.
If you are unfamiliar with beach sports and looking for some inspiration to get the ball rolling, head down to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Singapore 2018 at Siloso Beach from 21 to 24 June and catch the lightning fast serves and spikes of the world’s best beach volleyballers. Gameplay aside, spectators can also look forward to clinics, music festivals, and dance parties!
More Unique Workouts
For even more adrenaline pumping sports, check out Flow Jam on 5 May, Wave House Sentosa’s flagship flow boarding competition that features high-performance surf shredding action. In the lead up to the event, Wave House Sentosa will be holding a series of lessons for all, training participants on different tricks and moves progressively each week.
Two-wheeled junkies will also be thrilled to know that the Singapore MX Beach Race 2018, a motocross race on the beach, will be returning for another year. From 5 to 6 May, Siloso Beach will serve as a unique track for racers to battle it out and be crowned the national motocross champion.
Unwind At The Beach
If you’re looking to chill after all the thrills, Sentosa has got you covered. Tanjong Beach Club’s Smack My Beach Up on 29 April will feature a coastal feast with free-flow rosé wine! As a special treat, feed your soul with a complimentary Lululemon yoga session by the beach.
Plus, connect with your inner self on International Yoga Day on 23 June at District 1’s Yoga Fiesta SG 2018. The first stop of its Southeast Asian tour, the event at Palawan Green promises an unprecedented experience of yoga fusions, with celebrity guest instructors, trainers, and booths by the most prominent yoga brands.
If you are into films, or simply looking for a different way to enjoy the sunset, then be sure to head to Tanjong Beach for the Peroni Sunset Cinema from 2 to 13 May. Featuring award-winning new films, DJs, coastal cuisine and sunset drinks, it is no wonder that the inaugural edition was sold out last year. So, be sure to gather your friends and secure your tickets early for a truly memorable cinematic experience.
With such an extensive line-up of activities catering to sports and fitness enthusiasts across all levels of skill and interest and an entire spectrum of sports, Sentosa is the place to be to reconnect with the pure, unadulterated joy of sports.
Google announced that Singaporean users will now be able to make restaurant reservations directly on Google Maps and Search through partnerships with leading restaurant reservation platforms – Chope,On April 6, 2018 / By Nookmag
Google announced that Singaporean users will now be able to make restaurant reservations directly on Google Maps and Search through partnerships with leading restaurant reservation platforms – Chope, HungryGoWhere and Quandoo.
Singapore is home to foodies who are always on the hunt for the latest food trends and top dining spots across the island. And when they find that must-visit restaurant on Google Search and Maps, they often want to make a reservation immediately.
Google’s new “Reserve with Google” feature makes that process seamless. Now, instead of being redirected to separate booking sites, users can search for a business, view its real-time availability and make reservations directly on Google Maps and Search by clicking on the “Find a Table” button.
Stephanie Davis, Country Director for Google Singapore said, “Singaporeans rely on Google Search and Maps to discover nearby restaurants, access user reviews and find out how to get there. Today, we’re making the reservation experience even more seamless by allowing people to book a table directly. We believe that this new integration will positively impact our users and partners like Chope, HungryGoWhere and Quandoo.”
Universal Studios Singapore brings horror and excitement to the next level as Netflix’s mega-hit “Stranger Things” comes to life at this year’s Halloween Horror Night. Fans of theOn April 4, 2018 / By Nookmag
Universal Studios Singapore brings horror and excitement to the next level as Netflix’s mega-hit “Stranger Things” comes to life at this year’s Halloween Horror Night. Fans of the series, get ready to brave the Upside Down and confront the supernatural as the park debuts all-new mazes inspired by season one of the critically-acclaimed series.
The parallel universe referred to as the Upside Down, that terrorized the small town of Hawkins, Indiana will bring the chittering, predatory Demogorgon to “Halloween Horror Nights” to stalk unwitting guests as they encounter iconic scenes, characters, and environments from the mesmerizing series in this all-new haunted house.
Working collaboratively with Netflix, along with the creators and executive producer of the blockbuster series—Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy, the maze at Universal Studios Singapore will be authentic representations of “Stranger Things,” designed to transport guests into artfully recreated scenes and storylines. From the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, under the U.S. Department of Energy, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods oozing a shower of floating orb-like spores, the chilling new mazes will offer surprising twists and unexpected turns around every corner.
Universal Studios Singapore is also set to bring back the Zombie Laser Tag experience along with a plethora of other original content from Asian-themed horrors to Western scare acts. The full line-up of haunted houses and details of the scare zones and experiences will be unveiled later this year.
Halloween Horror Nights begins Friday, September 28 in Singapore
Shattering the spirit of conventionality, Converse’s One Star Collective was thrown together for an intimate session of co-creation at Nook & Cranny on 15 March. Working alongside theirOn March 28, 2018 / By Jochebel Khong
Shattering the spirit of conventionality, Converse’s One Star Collective was thrown together for an intimate session of co-creation at Nook & Cranny on 15 March. Working alongside their friends and peers, the session saw a day of artistic collaboration while providing a chance for the collective to express themselves in ways that went beyond the norms.
Jade decided to go old-school by illustrating the One Star with floral embellishments on paper, at the same time, integrating her favorite tattoo colors – red and black.
Nathanael and his funky friends from local fashion label MASH-UP created a colorful yet eye-catching mess with paper cut-outs, colored markers, and chenille stems.
Xavier, on the other hand, directed his artistic friends by pasting cut-outs of film reels which represented his professional self on the canvas.
Lastly, Germaine joined by her fellow dancers created a tapestry of memories from her treasured photos of her dance experiences overseas.
Last Thursday, the collective assembled once more for a special pop-up at Wheeler’s Yard, showcasing the fruits of their labor from the co-creation session.
They displayed what One Star’s spirit of fearless determination means to them through their art pieces. Transforming the industrial setting to an eye-catching installment of what Rated One Star truly means, the event saw members of the media and peers from the creative industry, alongside friends of the One Star Collective. Against the atmosphere of hearty conversations and the event’s thumping soundtrack, the Rated One Star’s finale session is unquestionably an unforgettable experience.
The Converse One Star Spring 2018 collection is available at all Converse stores
Water is critical to Singapore’s survival, which is why the country has a strong resolve to develop its own water sources. But even with Singapore’s pressing concerns aboutOn March 25, 2018 / By Nookmag
Water is critical to Singapore’s survival, which is why the country has a strong resolve to develop its own water sources. But even with Singapore’s pressing concerns about its water supply, are Singaporeans truly aware of the value of clean, safe drinking water?
Or the impact of clean water – or lack thereof – on billions of people and communities around the globe?
Here are 5 facts you should know about the global water crisis:
Curious to learn more? Educate yourself on the impact of clean water by watching The Power of Clean Water (2018).
This World Water Day (WWD), Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program has partnered with National Geographic to produce The Power of Clean Water, a powerful documentary that highlights the stories of three women who have persevered through the water crisis and inspired others with their resilience. Premiered on 22 March, this full-length film details the unique experiences of these women and their communities as they struggle with the lack of clean drinking water.
P&G’s CSDW Program aims to bring the power of clean water to those who need it most. P&G has developed a life-changing technology that comes in a small sachet – the Purifier of Water packet – that can harness the power of a water treatment plant and purify 10 liters of dirty, and potentially deadly, water in just 30 minutes! Since the program began in 2004, this innovation has provided more than 13 billion liters of clean drinking water.
What can you do to help?
Every little effort matters when it comes to saving water. In 2018, Singapore World Water Day is celebrated through the theme “Make Every Drop Count”. Here are simple steps you can take to play your part in caring for our water resources. These five tips outlined are estimated to save up to 140 litres of water a day!
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.