American mega-actor Chadwick Boseman whose iconic role as T’Challa/Black Panther in the Marvel-verse has unexpectedly passed away. The announcement was posted on his Facebook and Twitter pages atOn August 29, 2020 / By Sofea
American mega-actor Chadwick Boseman whose iconic role as T’Challa/Black Panther in the Marvel-verse has unexpectedly passed away. The announcement was posted on his Facebook and Twitter pages at approximately 10am local time today.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
According to the posts, Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and has battled with it in private for the last 4 years. During his journey of therapy “between countless surgeries and chemotherapy”, Boseman had starred in 9 movies in total. As T’Challa, he broke the racial barrier and became a global icon for Black power as well as an inspiration for our generation.
A real-life superhero, rest in power Chadwick Boseman.
Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan has announced the appointment of cultural icon Phua Chu Kang as its first brand ambassador for Singapore. ThisOn August 25, 2020 / By Nookmag
Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan has announced the appointment of cultural icon Phua Chu Kang as its first brand ambassador for Singapore.
This announcement marks yet another milestone for Shopee as it continues to deepen its engagement with local audiences, and coincides with the kick-off of Shopee’s highly anticipated signature annual shopping event, the 9.9 Super Shopping Day. The partnership also reflects Shopee’s continued commitment to support and unite local communities, including homegrown businesses, as e-commerce continues to play a significant role in the lives of Singaporeans especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his role as local ambassador of Shopee, Phua Chu Kang will be the face of various Shopee campaigns, starting with Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day. This year’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day takes on greater significance as communities across Southeast Asia and Taiwan adapt to the new normal. Shopee has also outlined three commitments for communities in the region to support them during this time:
From today until 9 September, users can look out for Million $ Discount deals, 50% off vouchers, and 18% cashback with no minimum spend.
The key highlights of 9.9 Super Shopping Day include:
For more information, visit Shopee.
American mega-actor, filmmaker, singer and entrepreneur is calling for Malaysians to be a part of his upcoming Netflix movie, Project Power. Yes, you read that right!On August 13, 2020 / By Sofea
American mega-actor, filmmaker, singer and entrepreneur is calling for Malaysians to be a part of his upcoming Netflix movie, Project Power. Yes, you read that right!
There are three different creative projects that needs a Malaysian input. The first is for a song and music video inspired by the upcoming movie Project Power. He calls for “musicians, singers, rappers and artists of all kinds to help create a song”. The rap-cypher will have to answer to the question, “What is your power?”.
Next, the actor in search for those with an affinity for writing! In a photo caption challenge, he asked for Malaysian writers to give a one-line story of what an astronaut is thinking about while sitting in a retro living room all alone. If you are not a master in the English language, fret not because you can join the contest in Malay as well!
That’s not all, the final piece in this trilogy is for anyone who speaks the Malay language, anyone at all! All you have to do is record yourself saying “puisi” (translation: poetry) and you’re good to go!
In collaboration with Netflix and Gordon-Levitt’s HitRecord, the project will result in a song and a music video, as well as 6 social ‘Power’ stories to be released on HitRecord’s social media platforms.
Project Power will be out on Netflix globally on 14 August 2020. It tells a tale of an ex-soldier, a cop and a teenager looking for the source of a new drug that gives people superpowers for 5 minutes. Other than Joseph Gordon-Levitt, it stars Jamie Foxx, Dominique Fishback and Machine Gun Kelly!
It’s not too late to make your mark in the project. Click here to participate!
Netflix has announced that 106 Singapore-made films and series will launch progressively on the service starting this week, for members to enjoy this National Day and beyond. ThisOn August 6, 2020 / By Nookmag
Netflix has announced that 106 Singapore-made films and series will launch progressively on the service starting this week, for members to enjoy this National Day and beyond. This is made possible through partnerships with local studios Clover Films, Mediacorp, MM2 Entertainment and Memento Films.
If you’re staying home this National Day weekend, enjoy classic films such as the award-winning Ilo Ilo, I Not Stupid, Homerun, 881 and Ah Boys to Men II along with well-loved series like Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd (release on 8 Aug), Growing Up (release on 8 Aug), Under One Roof (release on 30 Aug), The Noose (release on 30 Aug), The Unbeatables (release on 30 Aug) and Bunga Tanjong (release on 8 Aug). This is in addition to existing Singapore titles on Netflix such as Shirkers, A Yellow Bird, A Land Imagined, Ah Boys to Men, and Revenge of the Pontianak as well as a selection of Mediacorp dramas.
“I’m always heartened by opportunities to introduce my work to new audiences. It’s been seven years after the first release of llo Ilo and I hope the film will continue to touch the hearts of audiences in Singapore and across the region, especially if they are seeing it for the first time,” said Anthony Chen, Director of Ilo Ilo.
“I am very happy that many of my movies will be available on Netflix! These are some of my proudest works, and many of them have been box-office hits. However, as these movies were made more than 10 years ago, our young audience today may not have had the chance to watch them. With these movies being available on Netflix, I hope we can now reach out to both the young audience and a wider audience. To me, it is also important to showcase how the Singapore film industry has evolved over the years, and how we could create good, well-received movies under challenging conditions back then. I feel that with Netflix supporting local movies, it will be win-win for both Netflix and the entire Singapore film industry!” Jack Neo, Director of films such as I Not Stupid, Homerun and Ah Boys to Men.
“It’s the 25th anniversary of Zhao Wei films and we hope that the relaunch of our titles will find a place in the hearts of a whole new generation,” said Eric Khoo, Director and Founder of Zhao Wei Films.
“We are very pleased to work with Netflix in bringing over 50 local movies to its subscribers. With the support Netflix has given to the Singapore movie industry, it is heartening to see our local movies being able to reach a wider audience through their platform. We also thank all directors, producers and talents who have entrusted us with their movies, and hope that through this partnership with Netflix, the great movies that our local industry has created over the years will become more accessible to Singaporeans!” Lim Teck, Managing Director, Clover Films
“We are proud to showcase our local stories to a broader base of regional Netflix subscribers this National Day. This partnership points to the value we continue to place on content collaborations in powering audience engagement, both in and beyond Singapore. We are confident that Netflix users will be captivated by our curation of Singaporean tales told by Singaporean talent, and hope this taste of our uniquely local flavours will encourage new and existing audiences to explore the extensive array of wonderful work we have to offer,” said Jesslyn Wong, Vice President of Content Distribution, Mediacorp.
“As a Singaporean growing up with a lot of these classic shows and films myself, I am incredibly excited to enrich the Netflix catalog with these best-in-class Singaporean stories that are made in Singapore, by Singaporeans, for Singaporeans, to celebrate this National Day,” said Raphael Phang, content acquisition manager for Southeast Asia at Netflix. “By making these titles easily accessible through Netflix, we hope that it will reignite the joy they’ve brought to many Singaporeans over the decades, but more importantly introduce these great works of art by some of the best local filmmakers to the younger generations.”
Mr Joachim Ng, Director, Singapore Film Commission said “The bringing together of Singapore stories and featuring them on Netflix’s global OTT platform is a great way to applaud our Singaporean creators and content. Launching this during our 55th National Day is a wonderful birthday present to the nation. I hope that these stories continue to encourage and comfort Singaporeans everywhere in the world, amidst these extraordinary times. Thank you to Netflix and our Singapore producers for making this possible.”
A Uniquely Singaporean Experience on Netflix
In order for members to easily find their beloved Singaporean stories, Netflix has exclusively housed both its upcoming and existing Singapoream films and series under a special “Singapore, Now Streaming” collection. Netflix viewers can simply enter “SG Now Streaming” into the search bar to access this list.
Additionally for a limited time and only in Singapore, viewers will see a variety of fun Sing-lish renditions of their favourite Netflix rows:
Celebrating National Day with Lasalle College of the Arts
Netflix will also be partnering with LASALLE College of the Arts to reimagine iconic scenes from a few of the classic titles. Students were invited to interview a member of the older generation to share their recollections and anecdotes about these favourite local stories, and in turn recreate a poster which will be featured on Netflix Singapore’s Instagram page.
The video of a BBC host cooking rice had Asians cringing over the weekend. We, Asians take pride in our fried rice, and especially the way we cookOn July 29, 2020 / By Sofea
The video of a BBC host cooking rice had Asians cringing over the weekend. We, Asians take pride in our fried rice, and especially the way we cook rice. It’s no secret that our society is closely linked to the delicious grain – it’s a diet staple! Being a major source of carbohydrate, it is almost impossible to remove rice from our plates.
The video, published in April 2019, was brought to light by UK-based Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, also known as Uncle Roger, who posted his video reacting to it. BBC Food host Hersha Patel began her recipe by filling up a pan with unwashed rice grains, followed by water. Just when we thought she would rinse them, she proceeded to boil the rice right away!
If you think she did a grave mistake, it wasn’t the only one. Even before the rice had been fully soaked and cooked, Patel drains the pan with a strainer and – get this – ran tap water to rinse the semi-cooked rice! *gasp* She then went on to fry the classic egg fried rice.
In his reaction video, Ng expressed confusion and shock over the way the rice was cooked. However, with a twist of events, Uncle Roger posted on his Twitter account that he had contacted Patel and a collaboration video is coming soon! Patel promised that this time, she will show how she actually cooks rice.
To all my new friends/haters @MrNigelNg and I have just had a lovely afternoon discussing my 'crimes' against rice… watch this space.. collab coming soon, give me a follow! #riceislife #uncleroger pic.twitter.com/vQivHNp9V5
— Hersha Patel (@hershapatel1) July 24, 2020
Let’s see how this second take at egg fried rice by Hersha Patel will go!
Super Mario Bros. fans, rejoice! To honour the 35th anniversary of the Nintendo Entertainment System, they have teamed up with LEGO to build the ultimate collector’s item –On July 22, 2020 / By Sofea
Super Mario Bros. fans, rejoice! To honour the 35th anniversary of the Nintendo Entertainment System, they have teamed up with LEGO to build the ultimate collector’s item – the LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System!
This buildable replica has 2,646 pieces which will form the original NES console, a 1980s television, Game Pak cartridge, and controller. Reminisce with the classic 8-bit Super Mario Bros. game. To play, crank the handle on the television to move the puppet Mario across the panoramic, looping visual, all while the original game’s theme song plays!
If you have the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course, also released on the same day for USD60, connect the special figurine on top of the television for Mario’s face to mimic what is happening in the game. On top of that, the build-in speaker of the figurine will also provide sound effects as you scroll through the game.
The LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System is priced at USD230 and will be exclusively released at LEGO Stores and the LEGO webstore on 1 August 2020. This LEGO set is recommended for those age 18 and older.
It’s a blast from the past with Malaysia’s First Drive-in Cinema! With the ‘new normal’ changing most parts of our daily lives, now you can watch movies withOn July 21, 2020 / By Sofea
It’s a blast from the past with Malaysia’s First Drive-in Cinema! With the ‘new normal’ changing most parts of our daily lives, now you can watch movies with your loved ones in the comfort of your own car.
Operating since 17 July 2020, the Casuarina Sini-Drive-In is located at Meru Downtown Area in Perak. With one screening per night, the total capacity allowed is 65 cars capped at 4 people per vehicle. Don’t worry as SUVs and other large vehicles will be put at the back for optimal viewing for all.
For the price of RM36 per couple and RM64 for 4 people, you will get snacks and drinks inclusive of the ticket price! Once you have parked your car, all you need to do is tune into a dedicated radio frequency on your car radio to listen to the movie’s audio. Several other drive-in cinemas will be opening real soon in Kuala Lumpur! Look out for the announcements from M Junction and Drive-in Cinema Malaysia.
Movies, snacks, and good company – what more could you ask for? Book your tickets here!
We might be halfway across the year but there are still plenty of games to look forward to. With PS5 and Xbox X set to release at theOn July 15, 2020 / By Sofea
We might be halfway across the year but there are still plenty of games to look forward to. With PS5 and Xbox X set to release at the end of 2020, it’s an exciting time to be a gamer! Here are some of the most anticipated games to look out for in the months to come.
The official trailer was premiered at UFC 251 revealing not one, but two cover stars – middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya and BMF champion, Jorge Masvidal. With enhanced everything, the early release date of 14 August 2020 makes the UFC 4 the most anticipated game at the moment.
A remastered of the first two classic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise, this game is the old school fans’ ultimate dream! And it’s coming true on 4 September 2020. The game will feature moves from other editions as well, making this the best and most anticipated game out of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise!
Crash Bandicoot fans, rejoice! Your favourite marsupials are back. It’s really about time a new game comes out – and the time is 2 October 2020. After years of waiting, this will be the first true sequel of the Crash Bandicoot series.
Every year, basketball enthusiasts look forward to one common interest – who will be on the cover of NBA 2K series. NBA 2K21, out 4 September 2020, sees Trail Blazers point guard Damien Lillard on the cover. But that’s not all, Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson is also the face of NBA 2K21 for PS5 and Xbox Series X. A special ‘Mamba Forever’ Legend Edition will also be released to honour the late Kobe Bryant.
The latest instalment of the Master Chief’s saga is one of Xbox X’s many launch titles and will also be landing on Xbox Game Pass on the same day! With the release date set to be ‘Holiday 2020’, fans all around the world are eagerly waiting for more information to be announced on 23 July 2020.
As for PS5, one of its launch titles is the follow up from Marvel’s Spider-Man, one of the top video games of 2018. The sequel will star Miles Morales as Spider-Man, just like the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! Its release is set for the fourth quarter of 2020.
We may not be in Movement Control Order and Circuit Breaker anymore, but these games will make you wish you could just stay home and play games all day long.
As we enter July 2020, and Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), theatres and cinemas are now permitted to operate again! To commemorate the occasion, local theatrical project LiverOn July 11, 2020 / By Sofea
As we enter July 2020, and Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), theatres and cinemas are now permitted to operate again! To commemorate the occasion, local theatrical project Liver & Lung Productions is bringing back ‘Sepet: The Musical’ to the big stage.
With back-to-back sold out weekends for their debut last year, this revival and tribute to the late Yasmin Ahmad is one not to miss. If you loved the musical when it was streamed live back in May on YouTube, you get to relive it right before your eyes next month. The show will go across 3 weekends; 7 – 9 August, 14 – 16 August and 21 – 23 August at GMBB Mall, Bukit Bintang.
For 1 hour and 45 minutes, experience the heartbreak and happiness of this Malaysian romance all over again. On top of that, for the first time ever, Liver & Lung Productions will play not one, but two musicals! ‘Songs Inspired by A Little Life’ brings the novel by Hanya Yanagihara to life in a perfect blend of singing and acting.
This will be Malaysia’s first production since the Movement Control Order. Rest assured, the play will be SOP-compliance with food and lots of fun. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance! Book your tickets here.
Are you looking for a house to rent in Japan? Let Netflix Malaysia help you with that! The spacious, 80s design, cozy house in Suginami City of Tokyo,On July 6, 2020 / By Sofea
Are you looking for a house to rent in Japan? Let Netflix Malaysia help you with that! The spacious, 80s design, cozy house in Suginami City of Tokyo, Japan is looking for a roommate to replace the one that has gone AWOL.
[LOOKING FOR ROOMMATE] Need to find a roommate ASAP. Not picky! Find out more about the space on Ju-on: Origins, now streaming. pic.twitter.com/8ZODfDjUb1
— Netflix Malaysia (@NetflixMY) July 3, 2020
You won’t be bothered during the day but a motherly figure will keep you company at night. She will even snuggle with you if you’re having a bad day! Only live applicants are advised. If you need more information, watch Ju-On: Origins on Netflix Asia now!
As part of their promo, Netflix Malaysia has posted the rental advertisement via Twitter. If Ju-On was one of your nightmares in the past, learn its origins with Netflix’s latest series. Yes, a series with 6 episodes. Watch it, and rent the house, at your own risk. Netflix and Nookmag are not responsible for the little friend under your sheets.
Move over, Donald Trump! There is a new candidate in town. American rapper Kanye West has announced his apparent candidacy via Twitter on 4 July 2020 – America’sOn July 5, 2020 / By Sofea
Move over, Donald Trump! There is a new candidate in town. American rapper Kanye West has announced his apparent candidacy via Twitter on 4 July 2020 – America’s Independence Day. Talk about living it up to the occasion.
We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States 🇺🇸! #2020VISION
— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
From his undying support for the current American President since 2018 (much to everyone’s dismay) to his confession in 2019 that it was all an act to tease the Democrats, West has been vocal about his presidential dreams. That doesn’t mean his announcement did not come off as a shock to the world.
The 21-time Grammy Awards winner has 4 months to prepare for the November 2020 election. His announcement tweet has been retweeted more than 300,000 times (and counting) since he posted, with Elon Musk offering his “full support”. Wife Kim Kardashian-West who was just recently announced a billionaire also shared her support. The reality star will be America’s First Lady if West wins the election.
Though West nor any official sources have announced anything further, if it is true, grab your popcorn because things just got a lot more interesting in 2020! #2020VISION
With the Recovery Movement Control Order & Phase 2 of Circuit Breaker, you can now meet your friends (don’t forget SOP!). Catch up with your best buds andOn July 3, 2020 / By Sofea
With the Recovery Movement Control Order & Phase 2 of Circuit Breaker, you can now meet your friends (don’t forget SOP!). Catch up with your best buds and play some card games while you’re at it. Did you know Malaysia and Singapore have their own local sets of card games?
The Lepak Game is a local twist to Cards Against Humanity. Think of it as a PG-version of Cards Against Humanity with a bunch of Malaysian slangs on the cards. It will sure to tickle your bones during family gatherings or lepak sessions with your friends. You can get them here!
Singapore has its own version of Cards Against Humanity too. Meet Limpeh Says, not quite PG like its Malaysian counterpart. Rated 18+, the party game makes a parody out of the Singaporean culture. Unsure of what we mean? Play to find out. Click here to purchase!
This card game is made by MGAG, your one-stop journey to everything hilarious about Malaysia. This card game is about collecting all the dreams you have wished for as a Malaysian. From paying off PTPTN loan to buying a bungalow, the person with the most dreams win! Get your dreams here. Careful, players can sabotage each other to achieve their dreams.
The Singaporean Dream is made by SGAG, therefore expect hilarious local jokes and slangs. You can play your way through fairly or steal and sabotage your way up to achieve the ultimate Singaporean dream. You can purchase them here!
We all know what happens in the 7pm drama series – the rich CEO, married son of CEO two-timing his wife, the girl from a kampung. Now, you can be the protagonist of your own ‘Drama Pukul 7’ with this card game! Be the star while sabotaging other players with plot twists of your show. Get your cards here!
This card games brings you on an adventure of heartbreaks, heartaches and love affairs. It will test you and your friends’ relationship skills to the fullest. Be open to face your feelings and your broken heart. You can purchase the game here!
Aren’t you tired of killing zombies, soldiers and well, other players? If you are, kill familiar ghosts and ghouls instead! Inspired by South East Asian folklore, you willOn June 23, 2020 / By Sofea
Aren’t you tired of killing zombies, soldiers and well, other players? If you are, kill familiar ghosts and ghouls instead! Inspired by South East Asian folklore, you will find Pontianaks, rakshasa and many more in the game Ghostlore.
Available as a demo, the game currently has only one mission – to defeat the moguis (cantonese word for evil spirit) in the form of the giant parasitic flower Rafflesia. Once you enter the game, meet the lead ghosthunter who will give you your quest.
Ghostlore is the brainchild of Singaporean game developer, Andrew Teo. Tired of European fantasy games filled with dungeons, castles and dragons, Teo brought his new game a little closer to home. From a statue of the Merlion in the middle of the plaza to using durians to fend off enemies, it is as local as it gets!
One that tickled our funny bone is the Pontianaks flying around. To kill them? Kill the Pontianak tree which are banana trees! Try the demo here.
Ever wanted to watch K-dramas and understand them without subtitles? Or sing along to your favourite K-pop songs with a heart full of meaning? This is your chance!On June 9, 2020 / By Sofea
Ever wanted to watch K-dramas and understand them without subtitles? Or sing along to your favourite K-pop songs with a heart full of meaning? This is your chance! Big Hit Entertainment has launched ‘Learn Korean with BTS’. Yes, you read that right. The biggest K-pop boy band is teaching you their native tongue!
As they began to tap into the Western music scene, they have garnered an international audience. Since then, many have requested for English subtitles in any Korean content. While catering to their fans is an importance for Big Hit Entertainment, it also works both ways!
All you have to do is download the WeVerse app (it’s free!) and watch the tutorials. They have been uploading every Monday at 9pm KST (8pm local time). The videos consist of clips of the boyband from various TV appearances where one of them will say a phrase in Korean. The video will then be rewound back and replay for you to follow!
There will be tests at the end of each videos so pay close attention to what they SAY and not to how they look (wink wink).
.@BTS_twt fans match BTS' one million dollar donation to Black Lives Matter.
— One in an ARMY⁷ Charity Project 💜 (@OneInAnARMY) June 8, 2020
In another news, the Korean boy band and Big Hit Entertainment have donated USD1 million to non-profit organisation Black Lives Matter. Not long after, the fans, known as A.R.M.Y, have taken to themselves to #MatchAMillion with their very own fundraiser. In just one day, One in an Army raised USD1 million for the cause. Never underestimate the power of the A.R.M.Y.
If you are part of ‘Class of 2020’ and is unable to attend your graduation ceremony due to the ongoing pandemic, YouTube has got you covered. Announcing aOn June 4, 2020 / By Sofea
If you are part of ‘Class of 2020’ and is unable to attend your graduation ceremony due to the ongoing pandemic, YouTube has got you covered. Announcing a one-night-only virtual event, ‘Dear Class of 2020’ is to celebrate all students graduating this year. Be it from high school, college or university.
The star-studded virtual event will be led by former President Barrack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. On top of that, giving the commencement speeches are none other than Beyoncé, BTS, Malala Yousafzai and more! They will also be joined by Demi Lovato, Kevin Durant, Taylor Swift among others.
The ceremony will include musical performances by Lizzo, Chloe x Halle, Maluma and Camilla Cabello. Once you have participated in the graduation cap-toss, head along to the after party headlined by BTS, Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion!
You can now be one of the few to say “Beyoncé was at my graduation” after this event. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more special guests! Catch ‘Dear Class of 2020’ on 7 June 2020 at 3am local time on YouTube Originals channel and the [email protected] website.
J.K. Rowling is back! The author of the beloved Harry Potter series announced the release of a children’s fairy-tale book called The Ickabog. In a series of tweets,On May 31, 2020 / By Sofea
J.K. Rowling is back! The author of the beloved Harry Potter series announced the release of a children’s fairy-tale book called The Ickabog. In a series of tweets, Rowling shares the details of her latest instalment and a clear disclaimer that it is not a spin-off of the Harry Potter series, as much as everyone wish it is.
Over time I came to think of The Ickabog as just for my family. The manuscript went up into the attic, where it remained until a few weeks ago.
This is the very dusty box I got down from the attic.
(It's a Net-A-Porter box and might well have held a premiere dress.)
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 26, 2020
The Ickabog was written over 10 years ago but it became a forgotten gem… until now. With photos of the initial draft, both handwritten and printed, from a box found in the attic, Rowling intends to publish the book – for FREE! While it targets children of 7 to 9 years old, a book by Rowling is an ageless and timeless piece.
Rowling will be releasing a chapter (or two) every day until 10 July 2020 on this website! Not only that, she is holding a friendly competition for kids to illustrate the book. Winners will have their masterpiece printed as physical copies when the book is published in November 2020. Rowling also pledge to donate her author royalties to COVID-19 organisations.
Put on your dancing shoes and dress up to the nines because it’s time to party, virtually! This weekend hit up Singapore’s trendiest club in the comfort ofOn May 28, 2020 / By Sofea
Put on your dancing shoes and dress up to the nines because it’s time to party, virtually! This weekend hit up Singapore’s trendiest club in the comfort of your own home. Singapore Tourism Board and Zouk Singapore presents Zouk Phuturescapes – a three-part series of interactive virtual parties that will stream across 3 time zones.
From 29 May – 31 May 2020, transform your home into your very own nightclub. Headliners for the event are internationally acclaimed DJ Diplo, British DJ/singer Christina Novelli and Dutch DJ San Holo. The stacked line-up also includes Singapore’s very own Jasmine Sokko, Benjamin Kheng and Yung Raja among Zouk’s resident DJs.
Hosting the exclusive live event are Singapore’s Hip Hop artist Shigga Shay, model & host Hanli Hoefer and Singaporean actress Mae Tan. The party will begin on 29 May 2020 at 11pm US EST (30 May 2020 at 11am local time), continue on to 30 May 2020 at 10pm SYD (30 May 2020 at 8pm local time) and end on 31 May 2020 at 5pm LDN (1 June 2020 at 12am local time).
To attend the elite event, be the first 1000 to register here! Though it is a virtual event, it is still restricted to 18 years old & above only. Access the Zouk Phuturescapes’ 3D virtual backgrounds and be a part of the interactive Zoom activities and more when you sign up!
Hari Raya or Eid is usually marked with family reunions, forgiveness and traditional food. Another major part of Hari Raya is its advertisements! While circumstances may be differentOn May 22, 2020 / By Sofea
Hari Raya or Eid is usually marked with family reunions, forgiveness and traditional food. Another major part of Hari Raya is its advertisements! While circumstances may be different this year, these Raya 2020 ads will get you into the festive mood instantly. (Warning: Get your tissue ready).
It begins with a mother scolding her children for disobeying her Raya preparation orders. Catching her children failing in cooking rendang, weaving ketupat and putting up the curtains, she threatens them by cancelling Hari Raya. The scene then takes you to the first day of Raya, where they celebrate together on video call. It’s funny, delicious and will pull your heartstrings.
Malaysia’s first telecommunication company pays tribute to the frontliners in their Raya 2020 advertisement. With soft instrumental music of a classic Raya tune playing in the background, never forget the sacrifices made by our unsung heroes for the nation.
A star-studded advert, Watsons Malaysia outdid themselves this year with ‘Jauh Di Mata, Tetap Beraya’. The short story is super relatable as Siti freaks out with the changes of Raya 2020. As you begin to feel anxiety in your chest, you will then be assured by Ayda Jebat who says, “we can still celebrate together even if we’re apart.”
Vivo Malaysia presents ‘nenek’ – the head of the family. It’s hilariously filled with cooking fails, a man in a kaftan and the Vivo V19. This wholesome short story will make you reach out to your phone and call your nenek.
This tear-jerking ad will leave those who are spending Raya away from their mothers in a crying mess. Titled ‘Kuah Kacang Ibu’, Fauziah Nawi plays the mother who shares her recipe with her children via video call.
Raya 2020 can still be celebrated with your dearest family members. We may be miles apart physically but not emotionally and spiritually. Stay home, stay safe and video call your family members this Raya!
If you are in need of a livestream entertainment, look no further! Turn the lights off, decorate your living room with candles and get your favourite glass ofOn May 9, 2020 / By Sofea
If you are in need of a livestream entertainment, look no further! Turn the lights off, decorate your living room with candles and get your favourite glass of wine ready. Spend the night with ‘Love Lockdown: An Intimate Night of Poetry, Music and Stories’ on 14 May 2020, organised by Word Forward and powered by iGo Live.
Streaming live from 9 – 10pm, enjoy stories about the ups and downs of love during a lockdown. If you have your own tales to share or interested in some love advice, you can DM them or spill the beans to [email protected]. Don’t worry, all letters selected for the show will be read out anonymously.
Joining the livestream are poets Marc Nair and Venezia May as well as musician Shak’thiya! Other than serenading you with music and poetry, get a glimpse on their love lives as they share their tales of romance and heartbreaks. You can get your tickets here for only SGD5.
Nothing says quality time like spending an afternoon (or two) with Mum watching your favourite shows. This Mother’s Day, bond over these mom-approved shows comprising heartwarming stories, joyfulOn May 8, 2020 / By Renata
Nothing says quality time like spending an afternoon (or two) with Mum watching your favourite shows. This Mother’s Day, bond over these mom-approved shows comprising heartwarming stories, joyful comedies, wholesome tearjerkers and gritty dramas – perfect to catch and enjoy with the woman in your life.
DEAD TO ME SEASON 2
Jen (Christina Applegate), Judy (Linda Cardellini) and the lies that entwine them are back. Picking up in the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal, the irrepressible pair once again struggle to keep their secrets buried. With a surprising new visitor in town and Detective Perez (Diana Maria Riva) hot on their heels, Jen and Judy take drastic measures to protect their loved ones and each other — no matter the cost.
From Emmy Award-winning creator Liz Feldman, Dead to Me returns for an addictively dark second season, where the stakes are higher, the friendship is deeper and the traumas that bond loom larger than ever before.
WORKIN’ MOMS SEASON 4
(Now streaming on Netflix)
Maternity leave is over and it’s time for these four moms to return to work while navigating kids, bosses, love and life in modern-day Toronto. From asking the grandparents to babysit to dealing with postpartum depression, four mom friends experience the realities of life after giving birth in season 1. 3 seasons later, big changes hang in the air as these moms stand up for their children, their partners, their businesses — and more importantly, themselves.
Watch as these moms deal with the struggles and nuttiness of returning to work while trying to balance their family and love lives, as you sit with your moms and appreciate them this Mother’s Day.
HI BYE, MAMA!
(Now streaming on Netflix)
When the ghost of a woman gains a second chance at life for 49 days, she reappears in front of her remarried husband and young daughter. What adventures (or secrets) lie in wait for this family, and what would you do if a loved one suddenly came back to life?
NEVER HAVE I EVER
(Now streaming on Netflix)
A coming-of-age comedy series about the life of a modern first-generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Mindy Kaling’s own childhood. In Never Have I Ever, an Indian-American teen just wants to spruce up her social status after a traumatic year — but friends, family and feelings won’t make it easy on her at all.
THE HALF OF IT
(Now streaming on Netflix)
When a shy, straight-A but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn’t expect to become his friend — or fall for his crush. Sometimes, you just won’t know the half of it until you fall. Watch as their unlikely friendship grows complicated when Ellie and Paul both fall for the same girl.
THE KING: ETERNAL MONARCH
(Now streaming on Netflix, with new episodes weekly)
The King: Eternal Monarch tells the story of two parallel universes, one in which Korea is a constitutional monarchy and one which is similar to present-day Korea. Lee Min-ho stars as Emperor Lee Gon, who fights evil and tries to close the door between the worlds, and Kim Go-eun stars as Detective Jung Tae-eul, who teams up with him to protect people’s lives.
(Now streaming on Netflix)
When 24-year-old Shannan Gilbert mysteriously disappears one night, her mother Mari (Academy Award® nominee Amy Ryan) embarks on a dark journey that finds her face to face with hard truths about her daughter, herself, and police bias. Determined to find her daughter at all costs, Mari Gilbert retraces Shannan’s last known steps, driving her own investigation to an insular gated community near the desolate outer banks of Long Island. Her discoveries force law enforcement and the media to uncover more than a dozen unsolved murders of sex workers, young lives Mari will not let the world forget.
Inspired by Robert Kolker’s best-selling nonfiction book of the same name and produced by Archer Gray’s Anne Carey, LOST GIRLS is directed by two-time Academy Award® nominee Liz Garbus, with Thomasin McKenzie, Gabriel Byrne and Lola Kirke as co-stars.