In 2020, not all heroes wear capes. These strong, empowered women in Netflix’s newest shows are serving us some serious inspiration for the New Year ahead. 6On January 7, 2020 / By Nookmag
In 2020, not all heroes wear capes. These strong, empowered women in Netflix’s newest shows are serving us some serious inspiration for the New Year ahead.
6 Underground – Adria Arjona / Mélanie Laurent
What’s the best part of being dead? It isn’t escaping your boss, your ex, or even erasing your criminal record. The best part about being dead…is the freedom. The freedom to fight the injustice and evil that lurk in our world without anyone or anything to slow you down or tell you “no.”
6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. Catch our power girls Adria Arjona and Mélanie Laurent in the team brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will.
The Witcher – Anya Chalotra / Freya Allen
The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. Set in a medieval world on a landmass known as “the Continent”, watch as Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan cross paths with Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) for the adventure of a lifetime!
Marriage Story – Scarlett Johansson
In this film, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach directs an incisive and compassionate look at a marriage coming apart and a family staying together. Starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, the film follows a married couple (Johansson and Driver) going through a coast-to-coast divorce with their young son in tow.
Triad Princess – Eugenie Liu
After growing up in the shadow of her mafia-affiliated father, Angie defies his wishes and jostles her way into a gig as an undercover bodyguard for a famous actress. Follow Eugenie Liu as she shakes up a TV star’s life and finds love.
Lost in Space: Season 2 – Molly Parker / Mina Sundwall / Taylor Russell
There’s more danger — and adventure — ahead for the Robinson family! With the Jupiter 2 stranded on a mysterious ocean planet without their beloved Robot, the Robinsons (Molly Parker, Mina Sundwall, and Taylor Russell along with Toby Stephens and Maxwell Jenkins) must work together, alongside the mischievous and manipulative Dr. Smith and the always charming Don West, to make it back to the Resolute and reunite with the other colonists. But they quickly find all is not as it seems.
A series of incredible new threats and unexpected discoveries emerge as they look for the key to finding Robot and safe passage to Alpha Centauri. They will stop at nothing to keep their family safe… survival is a Robinson specialty after all.
Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures – Wang Herun
Determined to win the heart of a Mongolian prince, a Qing dynasty princess (Wang Herun) contends with palace intrigue and vendettas against her family. Will she win the heart of the one she’s after? Watch and find out!
Spinning Out – Kaya Scodelario
After choking during an important performance, a competitive skater (Kaya Scodelario) dealing with family issues and her own inner demons struggles to revive her career.
Sex Education: Season 2 – Emma Mackey / Aimee Lou Wood / Gillian Anderson
Sex. It’s on teenage minds. It’s messing with their heads. And this kid is the least likely sexpert in the schoolyard.
Set to launch on 17 January, the teen series returns for Season 2 with our favourite ladies, Dr Jean F. Milburn (Gillian Anderson), Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey), and Aimee Gibbs (Aimee Lou Wood) at the helm.
Grace and Frankie: Season 6 – Jane Fonda / Lily Tomlin
Set to hit Netflix on 15 January, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are two women reinventing their lives in this funny and honest series, now returning for Season 6.
Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty – Fortune Feimster
Southern-born comedian, writer and actress Fortune Feimster is back with her first hour-long Netflix original comedy special, Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty. The comedian recalls her childhood misadventures as a former Girl Scout, debutante and (disqualified) swim meet champion; her family’s complicated relationship with Hooters; and how a movie helped her realize she was a lesbian. Catch her on Netflix on 21 January for an inspiring take on life.
The Ghost Bride – Huang Peijia
In 1890s Malacca, a young woman finds herself in the afterlife and becomes mired in a murder mystery connected to the deceased son of a wealthy family. Set to debut on 23 January, follow this ghost bride’s tale with Huang Peijia in the lead on this chilling romance-murder mystery ride.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3 – Kiernan Shipka
Kiernan Shipka returns as the half-witch Sabrina on 24 January in Part 3 of this teen horror series based on the “Archie” comic books. What adventures will she encounter this time?
37 Seconds – Mei Kayama
In this film set to launch on 31 January, amateur actress Mei Kayama plays a young woman with cerebral palsy. Her character as 23-year-old Yuma Takada is a talented artist who struggles to lead a self-determined life, and is torn between family obligations and her dream to become a manga artist. While a sympathetic magazine editor tells Takada that her art is technically proficient, he criticises her depictions of sex as unconvincing and tells her to lose her virginity before returning to try again.
To kickstart 2020, CÉ LA VI will be hosting the legendary French DJ and producer, Bob Sinclar, at the Club Lounge on Friday, 10 January 2020! Known asOn December 31, 2019 / By Nookmag
To kickstart 2020, CÉ LA VI will be hosting the legendary French DJ and producer, Bob Sinclar, at the Club Lounge on Friday, 10 January 2020! Known as one of the longest standing figures on the international electronic music scene who has produced some of its most iconic house hits across a career spanning almost 20 years, this dynamic performance is definitely not one to be missed.
Starting his DJ career in 1986, Bob Sinclar has always been inspired by funk and hip-hop. With eight full-length albums under his belt, a glittering discography that includes #1 hits and gold and platinum records, and a constant tour diary that features annual slots at Carnaval de Rio and Tomorrowland, his influence can be felt throughout all levels of dance music. From the beat to the groove, from the dance floor to the sound system, there is no denying the prowess and the impact Bob Sinclar has had across the decades – nor the fact that he continues to be one of its most influential players.
CÉ LA VI Presents Bob Sinclar
Friday, 10 January 2020 | 10 PM – Late
CÉ LA VI Club Lounge,
1 Bayfront Avenue Hotel Tower 3,
Level 57 Marina Bay Sands,
* Cover charge: SGD28 includes a premium pour
If you are planning to celebrate this year end in Malaysia but are not sure where to go, this is for you! Regardless of preference, here’s a listOn December 30, 2019 / By Sofea
If you are planning to celebrate this year end in Malaysia but are not sure where to go, this is for you! Regardless of preference, here’s a list of our favourite places for a celebration to remember, so scroll down and pick your poison!
TREC KL is where the party never ends. Dubbed Kuala Lumpur’s largest entertainment and F&B hangout, it’s a no brainer that you’ll have a night to remember (or not) when you celebrate New Year’s Eve here.
Heineken’s “Holiday Troubles” campaign will climax on 31 December, 2019 where they will debut their latest celebration piece – the Heineken Star Tower, a 10-metre tall installation, when the clock strikes 12. Start your year with a bang with tunes by DJ Jhin and DJ Bates.
If you love watching fireworks while partying, TREC KL will also play host to the biggest rooftop party at the biggest rooftop bar! Enjoy the countdown with the view of Kuala Lumpur’s city lights and fireworks, ladies-only free drinks (first drink per entry) and dance your night away with the music line up.
Make a trip up high to Genting Highlands for Zouk Genting’s New Year’s Eve celebration! With an exclusive spot to view fireworks, indulge in a “King of Zouk” package which comes with a 3 feet tall, 30-litre bottle of champagne. You will end the year with high note, for sure. Tickets can be found here.
If food is what you’re looking for, head over to Plaza Arkadia, Desa ParkCity! The Food Festival decorates Car Park 3 of Plaza Arkadia with various food vendors and delicious smells, as well as various game and entertainment booths. With a Ferris wheel, hot air balloons, live performances and a fireworks spectacle, families can definitely expect a delightful evening together.
Back with a bang, Sunway Lagoon is hosting the largest glow-in-the-dark New Year’s Eve music festival in Malaysia. Set to happen at Sunway Lagoon’s Surf Beach, be a part of history at the Cloudora Festival where international DJs will serenade your hearts away up to the countdown and fireworks. There will also be glowing installations set where you can pose for your first post of the year. Get your tickets here!
Let your children’s dreams and imaginations run wild as KidZania Kuala Lumpur is hosting their very own kid-friendly, fun-filled New Year’s Eve countdown! The role-playing occupations come with prizes to win on the last day of 2019 for both children and adults. Tickets can be bought here or directly at their ticketing counter.
Malaysia’s stand-up comedy extrodinaire Harith Iskander and co. is hosting The Joke Factory’s New Year’s Eve countdown at Publika Shopping Centre. Get your tissues ready and let loose tears of joy for the end of 2019! Tickets are available here.
KLCC Park is the place to watch fireworks when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve in Kuala Lumpur. With one of the best fireworks spectacle every year, enjoy a night out with family and friends that will not burn a hole in your pocket. Get there early though to cop the best spot at the park!
Come face-to-face with over 50 favourite characters and performers in the new show, The Great Christmas Invention, featuring the largest ever meet-and-greet and be enthralled by the largestOn December 25, 2019 / By Nookmag
Come face-to-face with over 50 favourite characters and performers in the new show, The Great Christmas Invention, featuring the largest ever meet-and-greet and be enthralled by the largest ever snowfall in the history of Universal Studios Singapore this Christmas!
With the most wonderful time of the year just around the corner, Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa is set to bring its latest festive offerings to everyone with the opening of A Universal Christmas!
Headlining this signature Christmas event at the award-winning theme park is The Great Christmas Invention, a musical storytelling journey by Santa bringing together 50 beloved characters such as Sesame Street neighbours, wild friends from Madagascar as well as Gru, Lucy and the girls from Illumination’s Despicable Me franchise for the park’s largest ever meet and greet experience. Spectacular light displays, stunning projection mapping, exuberant song and dance, and the largest-ever snowfall in the history of Universal Studios Singapore round out this magical and unforgettable experience that will warm the hearts of young and old.
As part of the celebrations, guests can also meet Gru, Lucy, and the trio of girls from Illumination’s Despicable Me franchise – a first in Singapore – along with the mischievous Minions for lots of fun photo moments at Hollywood Lagoon Stage.
A Universal Christmas is included with regular admission to Universal Studios Singapore and is available from now through 1 January 2020. For more information, visit Universal Studios Singapore.
With Christmas literally around the corner, ‘tis the season to be romantic! If you’re looking for love this festive season, take a cue from these holiday romances.On December 15, 2019 / By Nookmag
With Christmas literally around the corner, ‘tis the season to be romantic! If you’re looking for love this festive season, take a cue from these holiday romances.
To keep her spirits high when their son leaves for college, Manhattanite Kate Conrad (Kristin Davis) has booked a ‘second honeymoon’ with her husband. Instead of thanking her, he brings their relationship to a sudden end; jilted Kate proceeds to Africa for a solo safari. During a detour through Zambia, she helps her pilot, Derek Holliston (Rob Lowe), rescue an orphaned baby elephant. They nurse him back to health at a local elephant sanctuary, and Kate extends her stay through Christmastime. Far from the modern luxuries of home, Kate thrives amidst majestic animals and scenery. Her love for the new surroundings just might extend to the man who shared her journey.
When a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors find their friendships and love lives colliding thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a squad of competitive dancers, a mysterious woman covered in tin foil, and an epic party at the local Waffle Town. Come Christmas morning, nothing will be the same.
Based on the best-selling book by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle, LET IT SNOW stars Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Kiernan Shipka, Jacob Batalon, and Joan Cusack.
After a magical sorceress transports medieval knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) to present-day Ohio during the holiday season, he befriends Brooke (Vanessa Hudgens), a clever and kind science teacher who’s been disillusioned by love. Brooke helps Sir Cole navigate the modern world and helps him discover how to fulfill his mysterious one true quest — the only act that will return him home. But as he and Brooke grow closer, Sir Cole begins to wonder just how much he wants to return to his old life.
Directed by Monika Mitchell (THE CHRISTMAS CONTRACT, ROYAL NEW YEAR’S EVE) and also starring Emmanuelle Chriqui, Isabelle Franca, Ella Kenion, and Jean-Michel Le Gal, THE KNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a cozy holiday romance about learning to let yourself believe in magic again.
Popular New York radio DJ Rush Williams (Romany Malco) has been spoiling his four children since they lost their mom. Unfortunately, the kids share their pricey Christmas lists right when he loses his job. To keep Rush on the air, his producer Roxy Richardson (Sonequa Martin-Green) and his Aunt Jo (Darlene Love) plan to help him buy another station — if the Williams family can downsize fast and embrace a simpler life. In this heartwarming film, a loving father reconnects with his children and opens his heart to love when they all learn that true joy comes from not what you have but who you have around you.
It’s Christmas time in Aldovia, and a royal baby is on the way! Queen Amber (Rose McIver) and King Richard (Ben Lamb) are getting ready to take some time off to prepare for their first child’s arrival, but first they have to host King Tai (Kevin Shen) and Queen Ming (Momo Yeung) of Penglia to renew a 600-year-old sacred truce. But when the priceless treaty goes missing, peace is jeopardized and an ancient curse looms. Amber will have to figure out who the thief is before the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, for the safety of her family and the kingdom.
Director John Schultz (A CHRISTMAS PRINCE: THE ROYAL WEDDING) and screenwriter Nathan Atkins (A CHRISTMAS PRINCE, A CHRISTMAS PRINCE: THE ROYAL WEDDING) return for the third installment in the CHRISTMAS PRINCE series.
Tilt – Hip Hop Ladies’ Night Pinball Wizard bar and club is about to tip out and shake up the club scene on Thursday nights. Following its openingOn November 24, 2019 / By Nookmag
Tilt – Hip Hop Ladies’ Night
Pinball Wizard bar and club is about to tip out and shake up the club scene on Thursday nights. Following its opening in September, Pinball Wizard is now kicking off the weekends early with a supercharged new Hip Hop ladies’ night, Tilt, launched earlier this week.
Happening every Thursday, Tilt invites all gals and their pals to get turnt on a line-up of jam-packed Hip Hop and R&B anthems from the golden ages of Hip Hop from the 90s, noughties, to current with resident DJs and Singapore’s Hip Hop pioneers, Ollie’des and YA5TH. To get into the motion, ladies are treated to complimentary Glitter Pink Gin & Tonics and Sparkly Peachy Vodka Sodas from 9pm till late. Upcoming months will see collaborations with female-centric brands and personalities from fashion, beauty, music and lifestyle.
To start it off with maximum fun, the Tilt ladies’ night official launch saw Singapore’s top Hip Hop artist, comedian, influencer (and everything else), Preetipls (Preeti Nair) performing some of her top hits such as Thicc, E8 and Ooru.
Drawing inspiration from the vintage glory days of the popular arcade machine, the pinball, Pinball Wizard is Singapore’s only pinball bar and club, and combines timeless pinball games with specialty cocktails, glitter shooters, and the best of 90s music with Singapore’s stellar DJs.
Tilt – Hip Hop Ladies’ Night
Every Thursday | 9pm till late
DJs Ollie’des and YA5TH
* Ladies are entitled to 2 complimentary
Glitter Pink Gin & Tonics /
Sparkly Peachy Vodka Sodas
+65 8189 1971 | Email
NOW That’s What I Call Boyband Music – X’mas Eve Party
This Christmas, Pinball Wizard invite guests to warm up your vocal cords, put on the best dancing shoes, and come ready to sing hearts out to 90s to early 2000s favourite hits such as Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, and Westlife. Get ready to rock your body all night long!
NOW That’s What I Call Boyband Music – X’mas Eve Party
Tuesday, 24 December 2019
9pm – late
The Glitter Ball – NYE Party
Razzle dazzle in the new decade with a very special touch of sparkle at The Glitter Ball New Year’s Eve party! It’s your night to indulge in glittery goodness and gleaming pinball lights, while shimmering to sing-along tunes from the nineties to noughties that will have you shining bright like a diamond into 2020!
The Glitter Ball – NYE Party
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
9pm – late
THE CROWN: SEASON 3 While England in the Swinging Sixties confronts an economic downturn and fierce nationalism, the royals are scrutinized as aristocratic freeloaders. AMERICAN SON BasedOn November 17, 2019 / By Nookmag
THE CROWN: SEASON 3
While England in the Swinging Sixties confronts an economic downturn and fierce nationalism, the royals are scrutinized as aristocratic freeloaders.
Based on the acclaimed Broadway play, the Netflix Television Event American Son tells the story of Kendra Ellis-Connor (Emmy-nominee Kerry Washington), the mother of a missing teenage boy, as she struggles to put the pieces together in a South Florida police station. Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee also reprise their roles in the adaptation which presents four distinct viewpoints, while also navigating the unique dynamic of an interracial couple trying to raise a mixed-race son.
When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world’s wealthiest citizens amass even larger fortunes. The charming — and very well-dressed — founding partners Jürgen Mossack (Academy Award winner Gary Oldman) and Ramón Fonseca (Golden Globe nominee Antonio Banderas) are experts in the seductive ways shell companies and offshore accounts help the rich and powerful prosper. They are about to show us that Ellen’s predicament only hints at the tax evasion, bribery and other illicit absurdities that the super wealthy indulge in to support the world’s corrupt financial system.
INSATIABLE: SEASON 2
Amidst more pageant competitions, Patty and Bob each grapple with their own guilt and personal issues as the victims keep piling up around them.
After the man she thought she’d marry breaks up with her, Ana joins a class for single women who are in search of a husband.
The story of three women in their late thirties who work in the top two competitive web portal companies: Unicon and Barro.
HER PRIVATE LIFE
An art curator’s life unravels, as she tries to keep her pastime as a die-hard K-pop fan secret from her gallery’s new director.
NIKKI GLASER BANGIN’
Nikki Glaser bares all in a blistering stand-up special about sex, sobriety and getting over her own insecurities. And she won’t spare you the details.
ILIZA SHLESINGER: UNVEILED
Iliza Shlesinger is back in her fifth Netflix original comedy special titled Unveiled. Armed with the newly wed ring on her finger and stories to tell, Iliza pulls back the veil on wedding planning, garters, honeymooning, and the dangers of a zombie bachelorette army.
Coming to Netflix on 19 November.
Pinball Wizard bar and club is about to tip out and shake up the club scene on Thursday nights. Following its opening in September, Pinball Wizard is nowOn November 11, 2019 / By Nookmag
Pinball Wizard bar and club is about to tip out and shake up the club scene on Thursday nights. Following its opening in September, Pinball Wizard is now kicking off the weekends early with a supercharged new Hip Hop ladies’ night, Tilt, with the official launch on Thursday, 14 November.
Happening every Thursday, Tilt invites all gals and their pals to get turnt on a line-up of jam-packed Hip Hop and R&B anthems from the golden ages of Hip Hop from the 90s, noughties to current with resident DJs and Singapore’s Hip Hop pioneers, Ollie’des and YA5TH. To get into the motion, ladies are treated to complimentary Glitter Pink Gin & Tonics and Sparkly Peachy Vodka Sodas from 9pm till late. Upcoming months will see collaborations with female-centric brands and personalities from fashion, beauty, music and lifestyle.
To start it off with maximum fun, the Tilt ladies’ night official launch on Thursday, 14 November will see Singapore’s top Hip Hop artist, comedian, influencer (and everything else), Preetipls (Preeti Nair) performing some of her top hits such as Thicc, E8 and Ooru. The event is open to the public, with her performance starting at 10.30pm.
Drawing inspiration from the vintage glory days of the popular arcade machine, the pinball, Pinball Wizard is Singapore’s only pinball bar and club, and combines timeless pinball games with specialty cocktails, glitter shooters, and the best of 90s music with Singapore’s stellar DJs.
Tilt – Hip Hop Ladies’ Night
Every Thursday from Thursday, 14 November 2019
9pm till late
It’s not just the kids that have all the fun – everyone deserves to indulge in a good animation every once in awhile. From the insanely hilarious toOn October 31, 2019 / By Nookmag
It’s not just the kids that have all the fun – everyone deserves to indulge in a good animation every once in awhile. From the insanely hilarious to beautifully heartfelt, we’ve gathered the four must-catch adult animated Netflix shows that will surely appeal to every grown-up’s inner child.
Big Mouth is a 10-episode, half-hour edgy adult animated comedy from real-life best friends Nick Kroll (Kroll Show, The League) and Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy) about the glorious nightmare that is teenaged puberty.
A brand new Season 3 now available on Netflix. Trailer here.
From the mind of Matt Groening, comes the 10-episode adult animated comedy fantasy series, Disenchantment. Viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.
Part 2 is available on Netflix now. Trailer here.
Will Arnett voices BoJack, the failed legendary 90’s sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom Horsin’ Around, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed for his comeback…
Season 6 is available on Netflix now. Trailer here.
F is for Family
From comedian Bill Burr and EmmyⓇ award-winner Michael Price, F is for Family transports viewers back to the 1970s, a time when political correctness, helicopter parenting and indoor smoking bans weren’t part of anyone’s vocabulary, let alone the norm. Featuring the voices of Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Sam Rockwell and more.
Season 3 is now available on Netflix. Trailer here.
Culture Cartel, Asia’s first-of-its-kind all-encompassing street culture convention, is back from 6 to 8 December after its lit inaugural launch last year, promising to be bigger and better.On October 31, 2019 / By Nookmag
Culture Cartel, Asia’s first-of-its-kind all-encompassing street culture convention, is back from 6 to 8 December after its lit inaugural launch last year, promising to be bigger and better. Early bird entry passes for the second edition – that
is all set to up the ante with more art, fashion, toys, and tattoos – are now on sale till 31 October. Taking place again at the F1 Pit Building, this year’s convention space spans more than 15,000 sq. ft. across three floors.
Organised by Culture Cartel Pte Ltd, the three-day convention powers the regional street culture scene once more, as it brings the best of street brands, purveyors and talents in Asia and from around the world to the home ground. From Culture Cartel Conversations (panels and talks), interviews with thought leaders, interactive exhibitions, workshops and masterclasses, to crowd favourites – raffle and lucky draws – this is a street culture festival with something up everyone’s alley, even for those newly initiated!
Get up close and personal with your favourite street artists, such as Crash (NY) and Stash (NY), who will be releasing exclusive customised merchandise in collaboration with Culture Cartel.
Toy collectors will also be thrilled to know that renowned toy designers like COARSE (LA) and Luke Chueh (LA) are part of the exciting line-up, where the latter will be conducting a masterclass to share the secrets of his craft.
Tattoo enthusiasts can look forward to getting inked by class acts such as Noko Nishigaki (JP), the 11-year-old daughter of blackwork tattoo maestro Gakkin and also one of the youngest working tattoo artists in the world, as well as Sasha Unisex (US), a renowned watercolour tattoo artist who draws people in from across the globe with her graphic, vividly-coloured works.
The convention has also curated the trendiest streetwear brands from the region for fashion enthusiasts, with retailers comprising CAZH (TH), Cosmonaut (ID), Limited Edt (SG), Panicpizzaclub (KR), RAW EMOTIONS (HK), The Corner Shop (SG), and well-loved sports and lifestyle brands ASICS , HUGO, New Balance, PUMA, REEBOK, Skechers, Vans, and many more setting up exciting pop-ups.
Building from the momentum of the convention, the official website – culturecartel.com – has also been newly relaunched. It will include a sub-site that reads like an intimate diary; keeping readers updated with the latest trends and happenings related to street culture within the region. To shed light on the uninitiated, it will also document conversations with cultural stalwarts, digging deeper into burgeoning brands and reimagining stories through
Culture Cartel’s very own lens.
Early bird passes are now available till 31 October 2019 from S$20.00 (U.P. S$24.00), with additional discounts and exclusive merchandise specially for DBS/POSB Cardmembers.
More updates will be posted on Culture Cartel’s Instagram platform – so get moving already, and purchase your passes now at Culture Cartel’s official website!
Calling all bubble tea lovers! Fancy entering an infinite galaxy of pearls, and finding yourself within a larger-than-life cup of bubble tea? For just two months from now,On October 23, 2019 / By Nookmag
Calling all bubble tea lovers!
Fancy entering an infinite galaxy of pearls, and finding yourself within a larger-than-life cup of bubble tea? For just two months from now, The Bubble Tea Factory welcomes visitors to enjoy an enthralling and immersive bubble tea journey.
Designed to stimulate the mind and provide a feast for the senses, visitors can look forward to more than ten multi-sensory and visually-stunning installations that will extend across its 7000sq ft premise at *SCAPE. The Bubble Tea Factory invites visitors to immerse in the experience and relish its grounds with their five senses of sight, sound, touch, smell and taste.
Some of the immersive highlights include the Blue Coral Utapioca where visitors will enter a whimsical universe to lounge under the larger-than-life boba trees, and the Pearl Pit, set to be a hot favourite in this experience as one gets to dive and splash away in a massive “pot” filled with taro-bly cute pearls!
There will also be opportunities to swing on a giant pearl a lá Wrecking Ball, pose with an IV drip of bubble tea for an energy boost and so much more.
More Layers of Fun
It gets even better! Upon entry, each visitor will be given a Boba Booster Pack – a set of limited-edition collectible cards that feature fun and interactive challenges, such as taking a selfie with a new friend to create more exciting and engaging experiences. Come thirsty, because as a sweet end to a tea-riffic journey, visitors can enjoy a cold refreshing cup of bubble tea on the house accompanied by bubble tea-inspired treats.
The Bubble Tea Factory is open from now to 18 December, from 4pm to 10pm on weekdays, and 10am to 10pm on weekends. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and cost $24 (weekday) and $28 (weekend).
Leading Singapore craft brewery, Heart of Darkness, launches its inaugural scare event for Halloween, Nightmare in Tanjong Pagar. The taproom at Heart of Darkness, designed for communal eatingOn October 21, 2019 / By Nookmag
Leading Singapore craft brewery, Heart of Darkness, launches its inaugural scare event for Halloween, Nightmare in Tanjong Pagar. The taproom at Heart of Darkness, designed for communal eating and drinking experiences, will be transformed into a haunted house with a dark beer tap takeover featuring a selection of 6 dark beers for Halloween. For the first time ever, Heart of Darkness will also embark on a collaboration with popular bars in the neighbourhood, including NINETEEN80, Monarchy, Jekyll & Hyde, and Junior “The PocketBar”, amongst others.
There are 100 door prizes* worth over S$1,500 up for grabs at Heart of Darkness. Guests joining in the Halloween celebration in Nightmare at Tanjong Pagar also stand a chance to win a Heart of Darkness T-shirt through a social media contest. All you have to do is post photos of you at all 10 bars, hashtag #NightmareInTanjongPagar, and tag the bars on Instagram, between 26 October and 2 November. This spooktacular event promises a frightfully week-long fun bloc party.
HEART OF DARKNESS ALL DARK BEER TAP TAKEOVER
For stout and caffeine lovers, try the Excited Magpie Dry Stout. Heart of Darkness added a whole lot of coffee beans to their favourite stout to boost its coffee flavour and aroma. The bitterness of the roasty coffee aroma balances well with hints of creamy chocolate, giving this beer its extremely unique taste.
Another dark beer to look out for include the Eloquent Phantom Imperial Stout, the biggest and hoppiest beer in the repertoire made up of four hops, three malts, two sugars, two spirits, one spice, and one wood. This is an extremely rich and full-bodied brew, lifted by the judicious use of American spirits and Madagascan spice. Oak conditioning further adds another layer of complexity. This beer is best paired with roast meats, rich desserts, or dark chocolate.
NIGHTMARE IN TANJONG PAGAR
On 26 and 27 October, NINETEEN80 will be serving special Heart of Darkness Halloween shots in a flight of six for S$60.00. From 31 October – 2 November, Monarchy, Jekyll & Hyde, Junior “The PocketBar”, SG Taps, AngKor Wat, Freehouse, and 3rd Culture Brewing Co. will feature an assortment of Heart of Darkness beers on tap; or incorporate craft beers from Heart of Darkness into their unique cocktail concoctions. For sandwich lovers, Park Bench Deli will also be creating a special HOD sandwich, served alongside the Futile Purpose Cucumber Pilsner. Trick or treat your way through Tanjong Pagar this Halloween and have a spooktacular time! Nightmare in Tanjong Pagar runs from 26 October to 2 November.
Join us on this spine-tingling adventure into unchartered territory at Heart of Darkness, 55 Tras Street, Singapore 078994.
To all the K-POPs in the region! Mark your calendar this 9th and 10th November for KAMP Singapore, an international music festival brought to you by theOn October 13, 2019 / By Nookmag
To all the K-POPs in the region! Mark your calendar this 9th and 10th November for KAMP Singapore, an international music festival brought to you by the AMP LIVE – ICM Partners official partnership. And we have 1 pair of Cat 1 tickets worth SGD590 for giveaway!
Singapore being the first and only leg for Asia, KAMP Singapore will go beyond simple enjoyment of music by allowing fans to experience premium content through two major pods.
First, ‘ KAMP GROUND ’
taking place in OCBC Square, consists of cultural activities and activation events. Audience will have a unique #KAMPing experience at the KAMP Ground and
will participate in meaningful cultural and sustainable activities.
Second, ‘ KAMP STAGE ’
provides one of the best K-Pop performances with mind-blowing visual
and sound production, brought to you by the industry’s finest production crew. #KAMPers, will embark on the special KAMPing journey with a stellar line-up of K-pop artistes such as Super Junior, Momoland, GFRIEND, NCT 127, WJSN, and more
KAMP will continue the travel to the U.S.. Europe, and Middle East in 2020 and 2021.
For Tickets :
Tickets available online and offline at Singapore Sports Hub (sportshub.com.sg/kamp)
Also available via,
– Hotline +65 3158 7888
– Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office
– Star Performing Arts Centre Box Office
– Scotts Square
– Island-wide SingPost outlets
For the latest KAMP news :
Visit KAMP website at www.kampglobal.com
And follow official KAMP Social Media
– Twitter : https://twitter.com/kamp_global
– Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/kampglobal/
– Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/KAMPGlobal/
For any other enquiries, please email [email protected]
Spend some quality time with Dad this Father’s Day. For the couch-potato daddies after a long week at work, draw the shades, pop open a drink and tuckOn June 14, 2019 / By Nookmag
Spend some quality time with Dad this Father’s Day. For the couch-potato daddies after a long week at work, draw the shades, pop open a drink and tuck in to these Netflix Original shows with your kids! From a fantasy period drama to a witty stand-up comedy, there’s something for everyone on this checklist to binge :
Arthdal Chronicles is a Korean epic fantasy drama, depicting the birth of civilization and nations in ancient times. A story of mythical heroes, their struggle, unity and love of people living in a virtual land called Arth, A rthdal Chronicles is centered around the ancient city of Arthdal, established on Arth.
After being left at the altar, workaholic young executive Rachel ends up on her Carribean honeymoon cruise… not with her fiancé – but her estranged f ather ! The two ventured off a lot like strangers, but over the course of a few adventures, a couple of umbrella-clad cocktails and a whole lot of soul-searching, they return with a renewed appreciation for family and life.
THE CHEF SHOW
Cooking is a journey. And making a meal is about more than just food. It’s about appreciating family, friends and tradition. In The Chef Show actor/director Jon Favreau and award-winning Chef Roy Choi reunite after their critically acclaimed film Chef to embark on a new adventure. The two friends experiment with their favorite recipes and techniques, baking, cooking, exploring and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the entertainment and culinary world.
In this second-generation Shaft saga, the badass detective has been largely absent from his son’s life. But when John Shaft Jr., an FBI expert in cybersecurity, needs help discovering the truth about his best friend’s death, he turns to his dad, played by the versatile Samuel L. Jackson.
JO KOY: COMIN’ IN HOT
Witness the Blaisdell Arena explode with laughter when Jo Koy takes the stage. Returning for his second Netflix special, J o Koy: Comin’ In Hot , be prepared to witness a dazzling display of hula dancing and an arsenal of self-deprecating humor. Koy is fired up to educate the masses on how to raise a millennial, the intricacies of Filipino traditions, and more!
Get ready for a big adventure, with hundreds of Pokémon descending upon Singapore this June school holidays as part of the Pokémon Carnival at Sentosa Cove Village! MarkingOn June 5, 2019 / By Nookmag
Get ready for a big adventure, with hundreds of Pokémon descending upon Singapore this June school holidays as part of the Pokémon Carnival at Sentosa Cove Village!
Marking the first time in Asia where fans will be able to see all 403 Pokémon from the Pokémon region of Alola in one place, the Carnival will also feature the hugely popular Pikachu Parade. Plus, Pokémon plushies will be up for grabs when guests complete the Pokémon Adventure, which will take fans on a journey around Sentosa Cove Village.
Guests can also look forward to relaxing in the evening breeze together with loved ones by the waterside, as well as meet-and-greet sessions with their favourite Pokémon.
Happening between 15 and 30 June 2019, from 5pm to 9pm daily, entry to the Carnival is free for all!
Find ‘em all on an exciting Pokémon Adventure
Grab a Pokémon plushie during the Carnival by participating in the Pokémon Adventure. To start the Adventure, all guests need to do is submit a receipt – showing any spending in Sentosa in the month of June 2019, to the redemption booth located at Sentosa Cove Village. The receipt can be from any retail shops, attractions, hotels as well as food and beverage outlets across Sentosa Island. Guests will then receive a Pokémon Adventure activity booklet and carnival game vouchers.
Complete the Adventure by correctly answering questions about the various Alola form Pokémon – just scan the QR codes on the Pokémon standees around Sentosa Cove Village for the information. Once the booklet is completed, redeem a Pokémon plushie at the redemption booth, while stocks last!
Crowd favourites Pikachu Parade and Meet & Greet await
The popular Pikachu Parade will be happening between 16 and 30 June 2019, where guests can bop alongside the dancing Pikachu!
The 15-minute parade will take place at the Sentosa Cove Village concourse at 8.15pm on alternate evenings – specifically, on the following dates: 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 June 2019.
On days when the Parade does not take place, guests can also look forward to meet & greet sessions with Pikachu at the Pokémon Carnival. Get up close to the adorable Pikachu during these sessions on 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 27 and 29 June 2019, at 7pm and 8.15pm.
Movies under the stars, games and Pokémon photo points
With the Carnival games vouchers, guests will also be able to enjoy other fun Pokémon-themed activities – from catching Pokémon to identifying the different Pokémon elements. Players who complete the four Carnival games will win a set of Pokémon stickers, while stocks last.
That’s not all. Snap photos with different Pokémon inflatables at various photo points, including a five- metre-tall Pikachu, or let the kids enjoy the Pokémon-themed inflatable slide and ball pit.
Guests can also enjoy various family friendly movies under the stars at Sentosa Cove Village. Happening on Saturdays and Sundays between 15 and 30 June 2019 (except 29 June 2019), it will be the perfect opportunity to spend time with loved ones.
From May to August this year, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is blazing with exciting programmes and experiences for guests of all ages to play, explore and learn atOn May 21, 2019 / By Nookmag
From May to August this year, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is blazing with exciting programmes and experiences for guests of all ages to play, explore and learn at its themed attractions. Families and young children can discover, tinker and recreate the sounds of the ocean at interactive exhibits in S.E.A. Aquarium’s sound-sational Ocean Fest: The Noisy Ocean!. Universal Studios Singapore will debut an all-new interactive talking Megatron, along with favourite characters such as the Minions, Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel dressed in their summer best. Millennials can up their Instagram game and achieve that bronzed summer glow at Adventure Cove Waterpark’s Splash Bash.
Celebrate World Oceans Day with S.E.A. Aquarium’s Ocean Fest – The Noisy Ocean! (17 May – 30 June)
S.E.A. Aquarium’s Ocean Fest returns with the theme of “The Noisy Ocean”. Held in celebration of World Oceans Day on 8 June, this festival aims to raise awareness on ocean soundscapes and the negative impacts of sound pollution through immersive installations, musical performances, project showcases and more.
Discover the unique characteristics of the aquarium’s largest and most iconic species – three manta rays – and how to protect these animals in an all-new talk held daily at 1pm at the Open Ocean Habitat. Guests can also meet S.E.A. Aquarium’s adorable line-up of manta ray and shark mascots at 12.30pm and 3pm daily.
Bringing ocean conservation outside the aquarium, families and young readers can learn more about the sounds of the ocean and how to take action against sound pollution through a series of talks and engagement sessions at various National Library Board branches from now until 30 June 2019.
Singapore Residents and families enjoy online discounts at only SGD 30 for an adult one-day ticket (U.P. SGD 36) or SGD 79 for a bundle of two adult and one child one-day tickets to S.E.A. Aquarium. Terms and conditions apply. For more information on Ocean Fest, visit Resorts World Sentosa.
Dive into Splash Bash at Adventure Cove Waterpark (1 – 30 June)
On Fridays, weekends and public holidays, beat the summer heat at Adventure Cove Waterpark’s Splash Bash. Millennials can step into a whimsical photo zone complete with larger-than-life decorations of tantalising ice cream cones, icy popsicles and an ice-cream scoop see-saw – perfect ingredients for the ‘Gram!
Those with a competitive streak can put their brains and brawns to good use with riddles and physical challenges at Adventure River and Bluwater Bay. Teams can step into a water-filled battleground in a quest for glory and victors stand to win attractive prizes! Guests can binge on their favourite dramas with a free six-month Viu subscription by uploading a photo of themselves on Instagram. New sign-ups for Annual Passes can also win two OPPO smart phones with creative entries of their passes on Instagram. More information about the event can be found at Resorts World Sentosa.
Soar into Summer at Universal Studios Singapore
Kick off the summer at Universal Studios Singapore with thrilling rides, attractions, spectacular shows and more! In addition, from 5 July to 18 August, meet the first talking Megatron in Singapore in an all-new interactive meet-and-greet programme at Sci-Fi City. Guests can also snap photos with the loveable Minions in Hawaiian-inspired grass skirts and coconut shell bikinis, as well as Sanrio’s famous duo: Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel.
Experience more thrills and fun after the sun goes down with the Universal After Hours programme. On weekends and select nights, soak in the cool line-up of activities, including the first-ever Hollywood Dreams Light-Up Parade, entertaining local bands, brilliant fireworks display, delicious food from pop-up stalls and more!
With a minimum spend of SGD 80 at dining and retail outlets in Universal Studios Singapore, guests can spin the dial at gashapon machines outside Hollywood China Arcade and take home specially-designed character pins from Transformers, Minions and more. 10 lucky winners will also walk away with exclusive merchandise such as luggage bags and VR sets. Guests will also receive a free Mystery Bag with prizes worth up to SGD 200* with a minimum four one-day tickets purchased in a single receipt.
* While stocks last. For a minimum of four one-day tickets purchased in a single receipt, each ticket will receive a Mystery Bag.
More details of all the activities can be found at Resorts World Sentosa.
Are you… A fan of multiple genres? Lacking a choice that ticks all the boxes for you? Fret not, here comes a selection of Netflix series that willOn May 17, 2019 / By Nookmag
Fret not, here comes a selection of Netflix series that will satiate your genre-blending appetite and appease the multi-faceted fan in you. So, find your favourite comfy spot and cue them up for the long weekend!
GENRE BLEND : KOREAN / COMEDY / CRIME
THIS PROGRAMME IS : OFFBEAT / OMINOUS
Abyss is a fantasy drama that tells a story of two people who are brought back to life with the help of a soul-reviving marble called ‘Abyss.’ Go Se-yeon (Park Bo Young) and Cha Min (Ahn Hyo-seop) are revived with completely different appearances. Go Se-yeon is a strikingly beautiful prosecutor who is reincarnated as a lawyer with an ordinary look. Cha Min is a smart, rich yet unattractive businessman who is reborn with the most handsome face ever.
GENRE BLEND : TEEN / DRAMA
THIS PROGRAMME IS : YOUNG ADULT / DARK / FULL OF SUSPENSE
When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.
Follow a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town and left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive.
The series is a modern take on Lord of the Flies.
DEAD TO ME
GENRE BLEND : DRAMA / COMEDY / DARK
THIS PROGRAMME IS : OFFBEAT / WITTY / EMOTIONAL
Jen (Christina Applegate) is a sardonic widow determined to solve her husband’s recent hit-and-run murder. Judy (Linda Cardellini) is an optimistic free spirit who’s recently suffered her own tragic loss. When the two women meet at a support group, they become unlikely friends despite their polar-opposite personalities. But as they bond over bottles of wine, Entenmann’s cookies and a shared affinity for The Facts of Life, Judy desperately tries to shield Jen from a shocking secret that could destroy her life as she knows it.
DEAD TO ME, created by Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls, One Big Happy), is an addictive dark comedy that dives into the painfully unfiltered, weirdly funny waters of grief, loss and forgiveness.
GENRE BLEND : GRITTY / DARK / VIOLENT
THIS PROGRAMME IS : CHILLING / OMINOUS
Follow survivors of a cataclysmic event as they contend with zombies — and each other — to reach a military evacuation site. Jaime King (White Chicks, Sin City) stars as a mother, torn from her daughter, who embarks upon a harrowing journey, stopping at nothing to find her.
Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, she must brave a hostile new world and make brutal decisions during the most deadly summer of a zombie apocalypse.
GENRE BLEND : TEEN / HORROR / MYSTERY
THIS PROGRAMME IS : CHILLING / OMINOUS
A young heart attack survivor becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased — some of which are troublingly sinister.
Oscar nominee Uma Thurman stars opposite Tony Goldwyn (Scandal) and Sivan Alyra Rose.
LUCIFER (SEASONS 1 TO 4)
GENRE BLEND : SCI-FI / DRAMA / CRIME
THIS PROGRAMME IS : IRREVERENT / EXCITING
Based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, this series follows Lucifer, the original fallen angel, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.
Starring Tom Ellis (Miranda, Rush) and Lauren German (Chicago Fire, A Walk To Remember).
After delighting Korean drama fans worldwide with its Original series, My First First Love, which launched on April 18 worldwide, Netflix has announced two brand new drama seriesOn April 30, 2019 / By Nookmag
Abyss is a fantasy drama that tells the story of two people who are brought back to life with the help of a soul-reviving marble called ‘Abyss.’ Go Se-yeon and Cha Min, respectively played by the Korean rom-com goddess Park Bo-young (from Strong Girl Bong-soon and Oh My Ghost) and a rising star Ahn Hyo-seop, is revived with completely different appearances. Go Se-yeon is a strikingly beautiful prosecutor who is reincarnated as a lawyer with an ordinary look. Cha Min is a smart, rich yet unattractive businessman who is reborn with the most handsome face ever. As the story unfolds, Go and Cha encounters a series of twists and turns, trying to get to the bottom of their own deaths and revival.
Abyss will launch two episodes weekly in most English-speaking territories and Asia from May 7. In Canada, Argentina, Sweden and Japan, all episodes will be released on June 26, while the same goes for Hong Kong and Macau on July 1. In the rest of the world, two episodes will launch weekly from May 16 (12 a.m., PST).
One Spring Night is a story of two people whose uneventful lives become shaken by unexpected love, leading them to seek what their hearts truly desire, instead of being fixated on faith. Lee Jeong-in, played by Han Ji- min who is well known for her leading roles in Yi San, Familiar Wife and The Light in Your Eyes, is a librarian who knows how to appreciate the small things in life. Jung Hae-in, whom Netflix fans fell in love with for his role in Something in the Rain, plays Yu Ji-ho, a well-mannered pharmacist who tends not to hesitate when it comes to love.
The series is directed by Ahn Pan Suk who is known for his realistic storytelling of love and emotions in such television dramas as Behind the White Tower and Secret Affair. For One Spring Night, Ahn has collaborated once again with writer Kim Eun whom he worked together for the mega-hit drama Something in the Rain.
One Spring Night will launch two episodes weekly in Asia and most English-speaking territories from May 22, one hour after its television broadcast in Korea. In the U.S., Mexico, Norway and Japan, all episodes will be released on July 12, while in the rest of the world, two episodes will be on the service weekly from June 1.
While you wait for Abyss and One Spring Night, fall in love anytime, anywhere by streaming or downloading The Perfect Date, My First First Love, and more…
Comedy Central is welcoming a hilarious February with the spotlight on the craziest and funniest Asians in sketches, dramas, sitcoms and even docuseries! Break out the popcorn andOn February 15, 2019 / By Nookmag
Comedy Central is welcoming a hilarious February with the spotlight on the craziest and funniest Asians in sketches, dramas, sitcoms and even docuseries! Break out the popcorn and stay tuned for not one, not two, but three new shows and a whole new season of The Family Law, as #crazyfunnyasians bring down the house.
Dr. Ken – 8:00PM (WIB, TH), 9:00PM (SG, MAL, PH, TW, HK)
The Family Law – 8:30PM (WIB, TH), 9:30PM (SG, MAL, PH, TW, HK)
Just Another Immigrant: Romesh Ranganathan – 9:00PM (WIB, TH), 10:00PM (SG, MAL, PH, TW, HK)
CRAIG DAVID PRESENTED BY COLLECTIVE MINDS (Thursday, 14 February) Contributing an integral piece to the soundtrack of many of our teenage/young adults years was just the beginning, withinOn February 14, 2019 / By Nookmag
The mastermind behind Wild$tyle Records, YoungQueenz is a Hong Kong-based rapper leading the charge in propelling the DIY rap scene his home ground. A visionaire known for his visceral lyricism, unique delivery and a old school meets new age approach, YoungQueenz prides himself as a creator who is always in search for originality and expression. Despite being in his early 20s, the rapper has already conquered sold out gigs around Asia, and has shared the stage with fellow Asian rap royalty, Rich Chigga, KOHH and more. Bringing with him a repertoire of hard-hitters and chaotic energy, YoungQueenz is set for his Singapore debut at Phuture on 23 February.