Bored of the typical hangout places? Funsiamo, Taiwan’s leading DIY baking studio, has finally come to Singapore and has opened its doors to the public. A great wayOn August 7, 2018 / By Nookmag
Bored of the typical hangout places? Funsiamo, Taiwan’s leading DIY baking studio, has finally come to Singapore and has opened its doors to the public. A great way for friends and even couples to come together to relax, connect and engage with each other through a hands-on baking session, this concept features a fully equipped 1,200 square feet kitchen that is furnished with a blend of yellow, black, and white.
Funsiamo offers flexible booking schedules and a vast library of recipes to choose from such as favourites like Rainbow Cake, Valhorna Banana Chocolate Cake, macarons, fruit tarts and mousse cakes, or more Instagrammable bakes like Hokkaido cupcakes or adorable unicorn cakes.
For the first month, 15 recipes will be rolled out, with more in the pipeline after.
Bakers get to refer to the recipes in the iPad provided. The ingredients are also clearly stated to best suit dietary restrictions. All ingredients and tools will be supplied by the studio, so you only need to call to make a booking or walk in to try out a DIY baking session. The baking experience at Funsiamo is very much self-guided, with easy-to-follow video instructions and visual representations of the ingredients needed.
In celebration of Funsiamo’s official opening, visitors to the store can enjoy a 20% discount for recipes of the Valhorna Chocolate Banana Cake, Rainbow Cake, and Hokkaido Cupcake.
Suntec City North Wing #02-458
Powered by solar energy and constructed with materials repurposed from the brewery, A Pop-up Bar by Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) is the country’s first sustainable pop-up bar. LaunchedOn August 4, 2018 / By Nookmag
Powered by solar energy and constructed with materials repurposed from the brewery, A Pop-up Bar by Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) is the country’s first sustainable pop-up bar. Launched on International Beer Day, A Pop-up Bar celebrates the occasion with a green twist – by inviting visitors to recycle and be rewarded with a free bottle of beer in return for a recyclable drinks bottle or can.
Constructed with 1,750 beer crates and other materials, the bar aims to inspire Singaporeans to consume more sustainably while using APB Singapore’s current sustainability efforts as examples of steps businesses and consumers can take to adopt a greener lifestyle.
Visitors to A Pop-up Bar will also have the opportunity to sample an exclusive bar snack, specially developed by APB Singapore for Tiger Beer drinkers and made available to the public for the first time. They can also win prizes by taking part in mini-games to test their knowledge on recycling
A Pop-up Bar opening hours
3 – 5 August 2018 (Friday to Sunday)
7pm – 11pm (Fri & Sat), 3pm – 7pm (Sun)
Kult Kafe (Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120)
Entry to A Pop-up Bar is free. Visit the Facebook event page for more details
Fitness First, one of the largest fitness brands in the world adds another training space to its 20-club strong portfolio. Conveniently located at level 2 of the newlyOn August 2, 2018 / By Nookmag
Fitness First, one of the largest fitness brands in the world adds another training space to its 20-club strong portfolio. Conveniently located at level 2 of the newly renovated SingPost Centre, which is situated beside Paya Lebar MRT station, Fitness First Paya Lebar is the latest fitness and lifestyle addition to the buzzing East of Singapore.
With the idea of introducing an integrated wellness concept to the new gym, Fitness First Paya Lebar will be launching innovative training formats such as BOOM and TURF Games, as well as unique refreshments made with fresh fruits in order to allow members to easily add fitness to their daily lives.
Offering members access to exclusive and latest state-of-the-art fitness equipment, including the revolutionary running machine, Zero Runner, which mimics real running motion with minimal impact. Effective at increasing both endurance and stamina, Stairs Climber, a member-favourite is also made available at this gym.
Fitness First Paya Lebar will also be the first Fitness First club in Singapore to offer BOOM – a Fitness First proprietary high-intensity full-body conditioning workout inspired by boxing. The 45-minute music-driven workout is an effective platform to burn calories, improve muscle definition, coordination, core stability, power and strength.
Members will also put their agility ability and speed to the test with TURF Games, hour-long sessions that challenge members to scale through an athletic course consisting of rope climbing, monkey bar and barbell.
At Paya Lebar, the gym has replaced it beverage fountains with complimentary and healthy flavoured natural water infused with seasonal fruit. Energy bars, protein drinks and isotonic drinks are also available for purchase.
Fitness First Paya Lebar opens from 6AM to 10PM from Monday to Friday, and 8AM to 10PM on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Nike has unveiled the Metallic Sheen sportswear range as well as its latest sneaker, the EXP-X14, this July where both launches embody the brand’s emphasis on functionality andOn July 27, 2018 / By Nookmag
Nike has unveiled the Metallic Sheen sportswear range as well as its latest sneaker, the EXP-X14, this July where both launches embody the brand’s emphasis on functionality and modern design.
The Metallic Sheen Range
The Metallic Sheen range uses a new fabric that gives off a liquid-like matte shine look along with asymmetry, curved lines and color block design details provide a modern aesthetic to this mix of Nike Running, Training and Sportswear apparel. Wrap details, cinching and smart seaming both flatter fit and facilitate distraction-free fitness. Soft, oversize fleece pieces create delicious layering opportunities.
The Nike Sportswear EXP-X14 remembers Nike’s history and pushes the boundaries of lifestyle footwear through the use of numbers and transparent design elements. With its translucent upper, this shoe is a modern take on the Nike Zoom Drive (a late-90s running shoe). The exposed TPU plate that cuts across the midsole and tapered heel emulate the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% shoes worn by Breaking2 athletes. On the medial side of the sneaker, you can find a N3546 print which represents Steve Prefontaine’s fastest mile (3 minutes and 54.6 seconds) and nods to Nike’s rich history in running.
The Nike Sportswear EXP-X14 is available on nike.com and at select retailers
Moist Diane, Japan’s No.1 silicone-free haircare brand has launched its new Perfect Beauty series, a renewal of their signature Argan Oil series in Singapore. The series upgraded itsOn July 25, 2018 / By Nookmag
Moist Diane, Japan’s No.1 silicone-free haircare brand has launched its new Perfect Beauty series, a renewal of their signature Argan Oil series in Singapore.
The series upgraded its formula to use ECOCERT certified Organic Argan Oil, that has passed strict organic qualifications to bring out the much purer natural benefits of this powerful antioxidant. To maximise your hair’s potential, each of the six ranges is enriched with a customized Beauty Keratin to solve different common hair concerns faced by Asian ladies.
Other than being silicone-free, the newly formulated series is now sulphate-free, paraben-free and color safe. These enhanced benefits are jam-packed into an elegant renewed pump packaging designed with the brand’s trademark diamond-shaped pattern that resembles a luxurious fragrance bottle.
Experience the new Moist Diane Perfect Beauty series at Chevron House Level 1 Atrium from 26-27 July, 11pm-3pm.
Calvin Klein has dropped their latest release – The Novelties 2018, a collection drawing inspirations from the pure American style that are designed to be modern yet timeless.On July 23, 2018 / By Tian Tian
Calvin Klein has dropped their latest release – The Novelties 2018, a collection drawing inspirations from the pure American style that are designed to be modern yet timeless. From now till the end of 2018, aside from products that are already available in stores, fans of Calvin Klein can look forward to new exciting pieces launched every month. Included in this collection are timepieces, jewelry, and accessories suited for both ladies and gentlemen. With the collection featuring varying styles, you can definitely find something made for you.
Three key highlights from this collection will include:
If you’re looking for more than just timepieces, Calvin Klein has also included accessories that complement their timepieces from Novelties 2018. And here are some of our top picks:
Aside from the featured timepieces, here are other notable products that are equally brilliant from Novelties 2018 that are not released yet, so do keep a lookout for them!
The Full Collection of Novelties 2018 is available at all Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry Stores and http://www.calvinklein.com/sg
From now to 15 July, gear up for two exciting weeks of non-stop football action in specially created immersive environments where everything football and its uproarious energy areOn July 5, 2018 / By Nookmag
From now to 15 July, gear up for two exciting weeks of non-stop football action in specially created immersive environments where everything football and its uproarious energy are celebrated under one roof at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). Football Fever 2018 will transform the popular and iconic venues of Resorts World Theatre and Resorts World Ballroom into amazing multifaceted spaces set to transport fans into the heart of sporting action.
Guests will be swept up, during the Semi and Final matches screening, into football stadium euphoria complete with soccer turf, floodlights and Singapore’s biggest, most immersive and super-wide 2700 screens at Resorts World Ballroom. Those enjoying the Round of 16 and Quarter Final matches at Resorts World Theatre will find themselves relaxing in multi-tiered football pitch seats simulating the sports arena. Admission to all live screenings at RWS are free.
A host of exciting activities are set to get guests’ hearts pumping and pulses racing in preparation for the non-stop football action that awaits them. Indulge in scrumptious food, groove to the beat of a live band, get competitive over games with friends, and even come face to face with Singapore football royalty!
Live Screenings Galore
Never miss a minute of the world’s hottest football action with live screenings of matches taking place from now all the way to the Finals on July 15. Catch every match, pass, tackle, and goal in full High Definition quality as the remaining teams duke it out for a chance to lift the coveted champion’s trophy. Each time a goal is scored, larger-than-life virtual cheerleaders will appear on screen to whip the crowd into cheering fervor. Their eye-catching animated cheerleading routine will be a visual treat for audiences after each goal is scored.
Seven large screens lining the Resorts World Ballroom, which will transform it into an adrenaline- charged stadium, will provide a 2700 immersive viewing experience sure to bring spectators closer to the football action. Over at Resorts World Theatre, regular seats have been removed and replaced with soccer turf and football pitch seats for guests to lounge with friends during their favourite matches.
Complete Your Football Experience With Beer & Bar Bites
Starting from now, guests will get to enjoy Singapore’s most immersive spectator experience absolutely free! Both the Resorts World Theatre and Resorts World Ballroom will be open for patrons to drop by for some football action. F&B packages to accompany the screenings will be priced at SGD168 for VIP packages and SGD20 for regular packages available for purchase online. VIP packages will also be available for sale on site.
VIP packages come inclusive of free flow beer and bar bites plus dedicated premium seating for maximum viewing pleasure. Regular packages comprise two beers and two bar bites as well as dedicated seats. The wide range of a la carte and value-for-money F&B options, including premium beer going for only SGD8 per serving, are sure to cater to any cravings in the midst of all the sporting action.
Aside from the on-screen action available, the half-time break and time between matches will come complete with all round on-site entertainment at RWS. Drumming the crowd into a fervor will be local youth talents such as dancers that set the mood with their sharp choreography featuring hip hop, street jazz and b-boying, mesmerising LED POI dance moves, as well as rock bands that serenade guests with their repertoire of English, Mandarin and Cantopop hit songs. One of the performance highlights is a dance collaboration with a freestyle soccer team – Urban Street Team – where dance and soccer acrobatic moves meet with lots of dynamic sparks.
At both Resorts World Theatre and Resorts World Ballroom, fun fringe activities such as foosball, beer pong, and electronic darts make all soccer aficionados feel right at home with the complete football night pub experience. From the Quarter Finals onwards, our energetic and gorgeous game assistants will be present at the various game stations to cheer guests on as they try their hand at the various games. Over at The Forum, guests can catch a Football Parade comprising cheerleaders, dancers, stilt walkers, drummers, and freestyle footballers making an exciting appearance on selected dates.
CÉ LA VI is proud to celebrate American Independence Day with a Stars and Stripes special edition of their esteemed Ladies Night, Diamond Life as they collaborate withOn July 2, 2018 / By Nookmag
CÉ LA VI is proud to celebrate American Independence Day with a Stars and Stripes special edition of their esteemed Ladies Night, Diamond Life as they collaborate with Vaniday to present INDEPEN-DANCE featuring DJ Patrick Oliver.
On Wednesday, 4 July, guests will enjoy a Late-Night Hotdog Menu that will be served from 4 pm to 3 am, with flavors inspired by iconic US cities. The FLORIDA is a spicy beef chili hotdog topped with melted cheese, the NEW YORK edition is served with mustard, sauerkraut and onions, while the CHICAGO features tomato, chili with cheese. The CALI edition is topped with roasted peppers and onions, and lastly, the TEXAS hotdog is finished off with crushed avocado, tomato, jalapeños and cheese. The hotdogs are sold individually at SGD10++, and a platter of five can be purchased at SGD50++.
Helming the deck for this American-themed blowout is Miami-born DJ, Patrick Oliver. The multifaceted DJ has performed at some of Asia’s most legendary nightclubs such as KL’s Euphoria and Singapore’s Pangaea. If he’s not DJing the latest and greatest nightclub venues and luxury lifestyle brands around Asia, he’s curating the audio ambiance for some of the most respected and reputable dining establishments that Asia has to offer.
To further continue the celebrations, for the whole month of July, CÉ LA VI is collaborating with online beauty service Vaniday and one lucky lady will stand a chance to win a Vaniday Beauty Package worth up to $2,500 each week. Vaniday is the online destination to find and book beauty & wellness services and salons. The premium platform makes it possible to order beauty & wellness services as it is to book a hotel, buy a plane ticket, or order a taxi.
Every Wednesday at CÉ LA VI, ladies receive complimentary entry and a glass of bubbles while gentlemen receive a glass of premium pour with a cover charge of S$28. To fully celebrate America’s Independence Day, any gentlemen who show their American ID will enjoy free entry
NINETEEN80, a retro-themed arcade bar pays tribute to all things 80s with its grand opening at the end of June. Located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, NINETEEN80On June 27, 2018 / By Nookmag
NINETEEN80, a retro-themed arcade bar pays tribute to all things 80s with its grand opening at the end of June.
Located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, NINETEEN80 provides a throwback to the old school days with a selection of retro arcade games, nostalgic cocktails and a line-up of classic funky favourites from some of Singapore’s top DJs.
“The concept for NINETEEN80 was born out of a need for those classic nostalgic moments we all love. The cosy and intimate space is a homage to the old clubs along Mohamed Sultan Road and Boat Quay, which pull at the heartstrings and dig deep into those favourite memories,” said Joshua Pillai, Managing Director of A Phat Cat Collective. On the concept direction, Marketing Director, Francesca Aurora Way describes, “with NINETEEN80, our key priority is to bring back long forgotten memories through the elements of fun, creativity and engagement within the nightlife sphere.”
NINETEEN80 serves the good old “classics”, as its cocktail programme is inspired by the so- called “dark ages of drinking” when the cocktail scene didn’t take itself too seriously. The 80s are responsible for giving us some of the most memorable drinks and NINETEEN80 has not failed to delight, using fresh fruit juices for its funky remixes of these classics that come in both cocktail and the once popular format of jugs.
From the Long Island Iced Tea (Ice-T “Hustler” Remix) with a subtle cloudy apple twist (SGD20 nett, SGD70 nett for jug) and the Blue Lagoon (Super Disco Blend) with a yuzu finish (SGD18 nett, SGD50 nett for jug) to the Vodka Ribena (Original Mix), a throwback favourite concoction of vodka, Ribena and soda (SGD18 nett, SGD70 nett for jug). NINETEEN80’s original signature cocktails include the strawberry-based Donna Summer (SGD20 nett) with a sprinkle of exotic sumac powder, as well as the rum and Malibu-based Club Tropicana (SGD20 nett), with fresh pineapple, coconut and lime juices married together with a dose of sour plum powder. Classic Bacardi Breezers are also on the menu at SGD16 nett a pop.
About as nostalgic as it gets, the music at NINETEEN80 takes centre stage with a mix of in- house urban beats from the 80s, 90s and 00s with NINETEEN80 resident DJs Ollie’Des and YA5TH, one of the co- founders, being early pioneers in Singapore’s Hip Hop circuit. Veterans Joshua P and Paulsilver also serve as residents, along with Suren and Krumbs.
Going beyond a typical bar, NINETEEN80 will transform into club mode with residents taking guests back to their youth with a lineup of Hip Hop and R&B, Disco, Funk, Soul and House and Urban Classics. A selection of weekly themed nights including Miss-Demeanor ladies’ nights every Wednesday, a games-themed night, Fight For Your Right and Can I Get A… will take place throughout the week serving up a unique feel-good funky blend of much-loved classics.
Reminiscent of the 80s era, the innovative bar focuses on reinventing classic 80s visual cues within a modern context combined with rich textures. Reclaimed materials such as original cassette tapes are used as part of the interior, while the entrance is a ribbed pink vortex that plays with mirrors and light.
Artwork by Mojoko references iconic arcade games and complements the playful aspiration of this space. Offering a true immersive arcade experience, consoles with over hundreds of 80s and 90s games such as PacMan, Space Invaders, Double Dragon, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter and Golden Axe are readily available for guests to enjoy.
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, NINETEEN80 provides the perfect space for those looking for an evening drink or to bop the night away to a collection of favourite anthems.
21 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-05
The first-ever Great Singapore Sale (GSS)-focused promotional campaign by Taobao Marketplace (“Taobao”) and Tmall was a hit with Singapore shoppers, with the highlight of the event – Taobao’sOn June 25, 2018 / By Nookmag
The first-ever Great Singapore Sale (GSS)-focused promotional campaign by Taobao Marketplace (“Taobao”) and Tmall was a hit with Singapore shoppers, with the highlight of the event – Taobao’s first pop-up store in Singapore – recording an estimated 40,000 visitors in three days.
With bigger and better offerings during its “Here Got GSS” sales extravaganza, Taobao and Tmall also took the opportunity to introduce a local return service and unveil a local operations center, as part of the platforms’ commitment to better meet the needs of and create a seamless shopping experience for shoppers here.
With the expanded catalogue of products and enhanced services such as sea shipping, shoppers in Singapore can now purchase bulky items such as furniture and larger homewares more easily. Apart from the home & living category, Taobao and Tmall have also registered significant growth in the demand for health & wellness and family & children products, including items like air purifiers, sports products and infant specialty items.
Home run for Taobao Home
The highlight of the “Here Got GSS” campaign was Taobao’s first pop-up store in Singapore – Taobao Home. An estimated 40,000 shoppers visited the store at Suntec City between 15 to 17 June, which showcased a wide range of stylish home and living products – from tableware, small appliances, home textiles, storage products to furniture – specially curated for Singapore.
The pop-up store also served as a preview of Alibaba’s “New Retail” concept, demonstrating how offline and online retail channels are merging. Shoppers were able to purchase items with a quick scan of the item’s QR code, with free and seamless delivery right to their doorstep.
Visitors to the Taobao Home pop-up store were particularly interested in furniture, with half of the 10 most frequently scanned items at the three-day showcase being furniture items.
Taobao comes to The Great Singapore Sale
Aside from the physical pop-up store, shoppers in Singapore were able to participate in the annual GSS fanfare on Taobao and Tmall for the very first time. This year’s extravaganza also marked the launch of the new local return service in Singapore, with shoppers purchasing products from the participating merchants now able to return defective merchandise conveniently to a local warehouse within seven days of receipt.
The mid-year break is almost over and the end of the vacation heralds the return to the humdrum of work life. However, the post-holiday blues doesn’t have toOn June 22, 2018 / By Nookmag
Immerse Yourself In All Things Candy
Remember how you felt as a kid in a candy store?
Get ready to relive those memories as AIRZONE revamps their theme for their playground and brings you new candy-inspired attractions. Live out your fairytale fantasy and bounce about with oversized inflatable lollipops, candy canes, toadstools and doughnuts.
With a new theme comes new names that breathe new life into the classic zones. The suspended ball pit on Level 3 will be transformed into Candy Wallow where doughnut floats will be added to the mix. Additionally, the Activity Zone on Level 4 will be known as Gumball Mania with bigger Zorb balls and lollipop balloons added.
For a more immersive experience, smaller candy-themed floats will be hung around the sides of Gumball Mania and the maze zone on Level 5; and placed in the space next to Candy Wallow on Level 3.
If your whimsical trip through Candyland has your sweet tooth craving for a fix, AIRZONE also got you covered! Get ready for a sugar rush at the Candy Corner that will be offering a wide variety of snacks such as lollipops, chocolates and gummy sweets; with prices starting from SGD3.
Say Cheese And Strike A Pose
This July, AIRZONE is also introducing a new photo system that captures and immortalise your precious moments on the playground. So if you see a photographer walking around the perimeter of AIRZONE, know that this is your chance to shine and smize for the camera!
Once the photographs are ready, you can purchase them for SGD5 per picture or SGD2 for a soft copy that will be emailed to you.
So come 1 July, join us for an hour of fun and laughter as you embark on your own colourful and enchanting adventure through Candyland at AIRZONE.
To celebrate the launch of Candyland, and for a limited time only, guests can enjoy a discount of 10% from Mondays to Fridays, excluding Public Holidays!
Prices start at SGD20 for each one-hour session and SGD65 for a special 4-session pass for Singapore Residents and tickets include free locker hire* to store loose personal items and also boasts a charging port for your mobile devices
To help kick off the FIFA World Cup fever, Google has everything to keep you in the loop of what’s happening on and off the pitch. Here’s how youOn June 12, 2018 / By Nookmag
To help kick off the FIFA World Cup fever, Google has everything to keep you in the loop of what’s happening on and off the pitch.
Here’s how you can enjoy your football experience this year:
1) Stay in the know with Search
During the FIFA World Cup, you’ll find a new experience for exploring group tables, statistics and trending players so you can keep track of the tournament right on Search. Within 30 minutes of the end of each game, you’ll find video recaps from select broadcasters featuring goals and highlights of major match moments.
To keep track of all the matches, even when you’re not matching, you can pin real-time scores on your Android phone screen from Search on mobile browsers. Find the match you’re looking for, tap and drag to pin the match anywhere on your screen.
2) Follow along with Google News
Stay on the ball with all the FIFA World Cup action as it happens with a dedicated World Cup Tracker on your Google News app on Android. The tracker will include a special “spotlight” feature that provides an easy way to visualize live scores, highlights, results and schedules all in one place.
3) Track the Trends
If you want to know which moments popped on the pitch and where fans are teeming with anticipating, head to our Google Trends page for an interactive, real-time view of FIFA World Cup searches. We will have special pages in different languages in the US, France, Germany, UK, Brazil, and many more. Our data will include real-time rankings of the world’s players based on search interest and embeddable maps and charts where you can relive each game through Search, as soon as it happens.
4) Highlights, behind the scenes and more from YouTube
Miss a game? Can’t get enough of the action? On YouTube globally, you can catch up on your favorite FIFA World Cup moments with select video highlights from official FIFA broadcasters in more than 80 countries around the world.
5) Find places to watch the games on Google Maps
Starting June 14, look out for the “good for watching sports” highlight on business listings in Google Search and Maps to find your best local places to watch the games. For a little inspiration before you put on your jersey and head out the door, take a closer look at two FIFA World Cup stadiums, Otkrytye Arena and St. Petersburg Stadium, on Street View.
BreadTalk is gearing up to kick off the world’s biggest soccer season with the launch of the Share the Victory collection. With its fitting range of soccer-themed croissants,On June 12, 2018 / By Nookmag
BreadTalk is gearing up to kick off the world’s biggest soccer season with the launch of the Share the Victory collection. With its fitting range of soccer-themed croissants, buns, and cakes – it’s the ultimate spread to bring friends, families and fans alike together to celebrate a win!
Match of the Day: #TeamSweet versus #TeamSavoury
BreadTalk fans can look forward to these crispy, buttery and flaky croissants in six new flavors for easy snacking and sharing. Perfect for an afternoon snack, or during halftime, these goodies will definitely satisfy your cravings for a buttery treat – but the question is, are you #TeamSweet or #TeamSavoury?
Representing #TeamSweet is three delectable flavors including an English classic Strawberry Croissant (草莓颂颂) packed with fresh strawberries and custard cream. This delicious pastry is the perfect combination of taste, beauty and style, making it a delightful addition to any party. For supporters of local flavours, the Pandan infused Kaya Croissant (咖椰颂颂) is filled with just the right amount of lusciously smooth Nonya kaya oozing aromatic goodness with every bite. Rounding up the team is the zesty Lemon Croissant (柠檬颂颂) made with fresh lemon juice and peel and diced pistachios for a finishing touch. This refreshing combination is easy on the palate and will certainly leave you wanting more.
On the other side of the pitch is #TeamSavoury in three distinctive and popular flavours – Mentaiko, Nacho Cheese and Garlic. Featuring the Mentaiko Croissant (明太子颂颂), the savoury note of the mentaiko complements well with the buttery croissants making it heavenly combo.
For cheesy fans, the Nacho Croissant (芝士颂颂) would be the MVP of this line-up. Drizzled with layers of melted nacho cheese, the croissant is then topped with diced almond and pistachios; making it a crunchy and indulgent teatime treat. Finishing off the team is the Garlic Croissant (蒜香 颂颂), baked with garlic butter packed with a powerful punch of flavor for all taste buds.
The sweet and savoury croissants are available at all BreadTalk outlets for a limited time from now till 1 July at SGD1.50 per piece or a promotional price of 5 for SGD6.
Show your team spirit with BreadTalk’s soccer inspired cake and buns
Inspired by soccer’s greatest stage, BreadTalk’s Share the Victory collection also features an edible field of themed goodies guaranteed to put you in the mood to cheer your team on.
Score big with a picture worthy picture with Matcha Goal (抹茶球场), – an irresistible matcha chiffon cake layered with red bean and honey yuzu. Everyone walks away a winner!
The 8-inch Matcha Goal is available at all BreadTalk outlets (except Singapore Cruise Centre and United Square) at $40.80. Registered Friends of BreadTalk Rewards get to enjoy $5 off the Matcha Goal. Valid till 1 July, while stocks last.
Also making its way onto the field is Pitch Perfect (无懈可鸡), a focaccia sandwich with a tangy BBQ chicken patty dressed up with crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes and onions finished with creamy mayonnaise, highly recommended for a boost of energy during the halftime break.
Paying homage to this year’s host country comes the Russian Roulette (俄 罗斯葡萄卷), a fresh milk loaf inspired by the classic Russian breads, which typically have a denser texture. The bread is studded with black raisins giving a hint of sweetness that hits all the right spots.
Not forgetting the other players on the field, scoring the winning goal is Kick-Off! (开球) – a soccer ball shaped soft brioche filled with red bean paste, and Jersey-licious (杰出力士), a soccer jersey shaped brioche bread filled with zesty lemon cream. Pick the number of your favorite player to really get into the celebratory spirit!
The Pitch Perfect (SGD3.80), Russian Roulette (SGD4.50) and Jersey-licious (SGD1.70) are available at all BreadTalk outlets, island wide. The Kick-Off ($1.70) is available at selected BreadTalk outlets (BreadTalk IHQ, Bugis Junction, Causeway Point, Chinatown Point, Clementi Mall, Jurong Point, Novena Square, Paragon, Resorts World Sentosa, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Toa Payoh HDB Hub, VivoCity, Westgate)
The first-ever “Undisputed King of Trainers” JD store has opened its doors to its customers at Jurong Point Shopping Centre on May 24. The 2,900 square ft JDOn June 6, 2018 / By Tian Tian
The first-ever “Undisputed King of Trainers” JD store has opened its doors to its customers at Jurong Point Shopping Centre on May 24. The 2,900 square ft JD will be carrying a wide range of sneakers ranging from 11 different brands neatly arranged according to sections belonging to men, women, and juniors. Fans of trainers can expect themselves to find a pair of sneakers, slides, caps, or even accessories from brands such as Nike, Fila, Adidas, and Puma, just to name a few.
Apart from sneakers originally launched by its housing brands, JD also prides themselves as a store that carries exclusive “Only at JD” footwear that cannot be found elsewhere in the market. These specially tagged sneakers can be different in ways that are ranging from the material used, to color selections that will be priced equally as the original pairs launched. An example of an “Only at JD” sneakers will include the Adidas Arkyn priced at SGD210. With customer service as their motto in mind, JD has put in extra effort to ensure that the shopping experience for their customers can be a seamless one. A favorite feature of ours is that we can all expect to find ourselves updated with the availability of the footwear we have selected on the shop’s LCD screens once it has been scanned into the system. This feature alone can help to save time and ensure that we won’t be kept waiting around for too long.
Not satisfied with just trainers? Then keep a lookout for JD’s flagship store that will be opening at ION Orchard in the month of July/August!
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