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.
In this era of the coronavirus pandemic, social media became our daily go-to. While scrolling through endless posts, you must have come across a meme that has beenOn May 6, 2020 / By Sofea
In this era of the coronavirus pandemic, social media became our daily go-to. While scrolling through endless posts, you must have come across a meme that has been made popular by TikTok-ers – the dancing coffin guys. If you have stopped to wonder “who are these guys?” after having a good laugh, we have the answers.
For those who are not familiar with the said meme, the 5-seconds clip shows six men in matching outfits dancing in synchronise to Tony Igy’s Astronomia with a coffin on their shoulders. The history brings us to Ghana where it is a common tradition during funerals. It aims to provide the deceased with a colourful farewell.
It was first uploaded into the world of internet back in 2015 on YouTube. The video had gained 4 million views. Subsequently, the second video was uploaded by BBC in 2017 in a short documentary on the roles of the dancing pallbearers. Since then, many have surfaced on the net, including one where the pallbearers accidentally dropped the coffin in the act.
However, nothing can compare to the stardom they received in February 2020, where it was first made famous in TikTok. The clip was attached at the end of ‘epic fail’ videos paired with EDM music. Soon after, it went viral on all social media platforms. If you haven’t seen one, watch it here!
Joining the growing list of musicals (who managed to catch Phantom of the Opera?) streaming on YouTube is none other than homegrown film ‘Sepet: The Musical’! Don’t missOn May 1, 2020 / By Sofea
Joining the growing list of musicals (who managed to catch Phantom of the Opera?) streaming on YouTube is none other than homegrown film ‘Sepet: The Musical’! Don’t miss the late Yasmin Ahmad’s award-winning cinematic masterpiece ‘Sepet’ as it re-imagines into a musical by Liver & Lung Productions.
The movie centres around the coming-of-age romance between Orked and Jason, star-crossed lovers from different cultures. It tackles racism and social class bringing light to some hard-to-swallow subjects. The musical adaption of the movie was released last year and ran for three sold-out weekends. If you missed out then, don’t miss out now!
Streaming on YouTube for free starting from 1 May 2020 at 9pm (tonight!), there is no better way to celebrate Labour Day with your friends and family virtually. There will also be a special live talkback session with the creative team on 2 May 2020 at 9pm. ‘Sepet: The Musical’ will continue streaming until 9 May 2020.
Looking for movie recommendations? With the theme of the current trend being ‘self-isolation’, here are some movies that would make you feel less isolated at home. Get yourOn April 4, 2020 / By Sofea
Looking for movie recommendations? With the theme of the current trend being ‘self-isolation’, here are some movies that would make you feel less isolated at home. Get your popcorn ready!
The sole survivor of a plague in New York City, Robert Neville (played by Will Smith) had to live an isolated life while finding for a cure. He treaded the deserted city with his only companion Sam, a German Shepherd. Well, we aren’t getting attacked by zombies yet but let’s keep Robert Neville company by watching the movie.
A mountain climber went on a hiking adventure when he fell and was trapped in a canyon. For 127 hours, he was forced to take desperate measures to live before he was rescued. We are lucky to be self-isolated at home, aren’t we? FYI, it’s based on a true story.
After surviving a shipwreck, Pi was the only human survivor on a lifeboat. Throughout the movie, he faced many animals and eventually had to learn to survive with Richard Parker – a Bengal tiger. Watch his journey of isolation with only a tiger as a companion through the seas.
A tear-jerking animated movie, WALL-E is a robot that was left on Earth when mankind travelled the galaxy to find a new home that wasn’t garbage-filled. He lived all alone until EVE was sent to Earth to scan for plant life. Once the quarantine is over, we can find our EVE. In the meantime, watch these movies to kill time!
A FedEx employee was stranded on a deserted island after the cargo plane crashed on the way to Malaysia. Watch Chuck Noland’s (who is played by Tom Hanks) isolated journey surviving on FedEx packages that were washed ashore for 4 years. PS: Tom Hanks was tested positive for coronavirus, but he recovered.
Hangout with your friends virtually during self-isolation! Download these apps and start throwing game nights from the comfort of your own home. 1. Plato Plato is aOn March 30, 2020 / By Sofea
Hangout with your friends virtually during self-isolation! Download these apps and start throwing game nights from the comfort of your own home.
Plato is a free mobile gaming app where you can play with your friends online. It even has a chatroom for you and your friends to communicate! Choose from various games such as werewolf, pool, bowling and more – all available in multi-player mode. This arcade-like app will sure to keep you entertained during self-isolation. Download the app here.
Challenge your friends to a virtual Pictionary! Choose from the categories provided and keep your friends guessing with your drawing. Using your finger and mobile screen is much different than the traditional pen and paper. Get the app here!
Can’t play Fortnite on your friend’s PS4 during self-isolation? You can download it on your phone for free! Better yet, form teams with your friends and play together! Download it from your app store.
The Monopoly of card games, you can now play Uno on mobile with your friends! Now you cannot cheat the system and make up your own rules. Download the app for free from your app store!
Or better known as PUBG. It is an online multi-player battle game where you can join your friends online and battle together! A perfect way to spend time with your friends during self-isolation. Download it now!
Another classic board game. Play the online version with your friends without having to meet. Test each other’s vocabulary while having fun at the same time! Download the app for free from your app store.
Houseparty is a video group chat app that has games in it! Not only is it free, you can play games with your friends while on video call. It’s similar to a hangout session, but virtually. Download the app on your app store today!
The man with the yellow boots and the iconic facial mole is back to deliver an important message. With nations all over the world releasing PSA (public serviceOn March 26, 2020 / By Sofea
The man with the yellow boots and the iconic facial mole is back to deliver an important message. With nations all over the world releasing PSA (public service announcement) infographics and videos for the public, Singapore has PCK rapping them.
In the music video for ‘Singapore Be Steady!’, Phua Chu Kang tackles issues arising from this pandemic. From sharing fake news to panic buying and more, this is the PSA video Singapore and Malaysia (some say Batam too) can take note of and have a laugh.
With the worsening conditions of the COVID-19 outbreak, we urge you to practice social distancing, good hygiene and take care of one another. Stay safe!
Lately, as we spend more time at home, Sonos serves as the perfect companion to help keep you safe and sound. From creating the perfect at-home workout andOn March 24, 2020 / By Renata
Lately, as we spend more time at home, Sonos serves as the perfect companion to help keep you safe and sound. From creating the perfect at-home workout and work-from-home playlists, to setting up the ultimate home theatre experience, to keeping kids entertained, Sonos is here to help.
Sound on, sweat on
Regular exercise keeps us healthy so it’s important to keep moving, even during long periods at home. Struggling to stay motivated and keep those at-home workouts varied? You’ve got three options:
1. Blast high energy music
2. Have somebody lead you in a workout – on TV
3. Namaste at home
Upgrade your working environment
Music is proven to significantly boost our productivity, so stay inspired by creating a playlist to keep you motivated whilst working from home. Play your productive tunes with Sonos to inspire creativity and spark new ideas.
Keep your nutrition game up
Help keep yourself healthy by including essential nutrients in your meals. And the best way to do that? Home-cooked meals! When we prepare our own food, we know exactly which ingredients and how much of each are going into our food.
Netflix & Chill
Why go to the movie theatre when you can build your own 3.1 home theatre system? Mix and match the Sonos Beam, Playbar or Playbase with a Sonos Sub to create a realistic movie experience in the comfort of your own home. Upgrade to a 5.1 by adding a Sonos One or One SL at the rear ends – now that makes an incredible home theatre.
Keep the kids entertained
Whilst long drawn out time at home can get tedious for adults, it can be even more challenging for kids! Keep the little ones entertained with Google Assistant on Sonos. With its ever growing library of educational games, quizzes and other playful content, kids can be entertained for hours.
Set an alarm…to go to sleep!
Never underestimate sleep. Sleep is key to a healthy lifestyle and to build up your immune system. Come 11pm (or 12am for those of you who just can’t sleep any earlier), try setting a “Go-to-Bed” alarm to your favorite wind-down playlist. It’ll set the right mood and serve as a reminder to stop binge-watching Netflix until tomorrow.
From the menu in your Sonos app, tap Alarms, then set your Bedroom alarm playlist to play for a duration that will allow ample time for pillow talk and a slow drift into sleep. Pick quiet ambient music, white noise or nature sounds from your selected streaming service, and set the sleep timer for it to shut off whenever you’d like. All that’s left is to close your eyes, drown everything else out and sleep soundly with Sonos.
Explore the full Sonos range for the ultimate sound system at home, and beyond. Visit Sonos for more information.
No tricks, just treats this March. Who says every supernatural flick has to leave everyone in a screaming mess? We have curated a list of paranormal shows andOn March 24, 2020 / By Renata
No tricks, just treats this March. Who says every supernatural flick has to leave everyone in a screaming mess? We have curated a list of paranormal shows and tiered them each according to their scare level for everyone (yes, even that horror-adverse friend) to bond remotely over some drinks and chips. What are you waiting for? Huddle up with your pillows, start up that Facetime session with the gang, and catch the protagonists and their crew battle it out with the ghouls together, or join them (’cause you know what they say – if you can’t beat them, join them!)
KINGDOM: SEASON 2
Scare Level : Occasional Tricks
While strange rumors about their ill king grip a kingdom, the crown prince becomes their only hope against a mysterious plague overtaking the land. While the outbreak leaves no one safe, the infected are not the only monsters in Prince Chang’s way as he fights to protect the kingdom. Will he emerge victorious?
Now available on Netflix.
CASTLEVANIA: SEASON 3
Scare Level : Tricks & Treats
A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly beasts controlled by Dracula himself. Inspired by the classic video games, season 3 sees Belmont and Sypha settle into a village with sinister secrets as Alucard mentors a pair of admirers, and Isaac embarks on a quest to locate Hector.
Now available on Netflix.
Scare Level : Treats Only
Chihiro wanders into a magical world where a witch rules — and those who disobey her are turned into animals. A Studio Ghibli animation, Spirited Away promises a world of fantasy and intrigue in a little girl’s journey to save herself and free her parents before finding a path back to the human world.
Now available on Netflix.
Scare Level : Treats with a Side of Tricks
“There’s something strange, in the neighbourhood… Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!!!” In this movie, parapsychologists create a business exterminating ghouls and hobgoblins — and end up facing one killer demon in a cellist’s apartment. Will the ghost get the upper hand?
Now available on Netflix.
SCARY MOVIE 5
Scare Level : Treats Only
Taking aim at not only the horror genre but also films like “Black Swan” and “
Hits Netflix on 28 March.
Scare Level : Scream Fest
A reporter watches a video that supposedly sets in motion the viewer’s death in seven days. Can she unravel the mystery before her own time is up?
Now available on Netflix.
Missing your friends during this partial lockdown? Let us introduce you to Netflix Party! Netflix has teamed up with Google Chrome to give you a solution during self-isolation.On March 20, 2020 / By Sofea
Missing your friends during this partial lockdown? Let us introduce you to Netflix Party! Netflix has teamed up with Google Chrome to give you a solution during self-isolation. Netflix Party is a Chrome extension which allows you to watch a movie or a TV show with your friends at separate locations.
Not only that, it also has a chat room for you to communicate with one another! All you have to do is install Netflix Party here. Then, open Netflix via web and choose what you would like to watch. After that, get the party started by sharing the party URL to your friends!
Get your popcorn ready, dim the lights for effects and start streaming!
With the ever-worsening conditions of the COVID-19 outbreak, hand hygiene is at its utmost importance (not that it was not before). While it is recommended for us toOn March 16, 2020 / By Sofea
With the ever-worsening conditions of the COVID-19 outbreak, hand hygiene is at its utmost importance (not that it was not before). While it is recommended for us to wash our hands for at least 20 seconds or as long as singing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song twice, a teenager from Northamptonshire, England has changed the game.
🎶 I made a little site in 24h that generates hand washing instructions accompanied by lyrics from a song of your choice instantly – check it out!
— william ⚡️ (@neoncloth) March 8, 2020
Creating a website in under 24 hours, it generates a poster with steps to handwashing using the lyrics to your favourite song! All you have to do is enter the name of your favourite song, the artist, a choice of gel or bar soap, and you are good to go! In under 3 days, more than 300,000 posters were generated.
👐 Wash Your Lyrics: Day 3 Stats
🔥 348,471 posters created (+ 110,907 / 146.6%)
👤 753,245 unique users (+ 333,106 / 179.2%)
🖥 14,549,012 server requests (+ 6,445,343 / 179.5%)
Note: these stats include previous days figures https://t.co/BJsKfrinbK
— william ⚡️ (@neoncloth) March 12, 2020
All thanks to the 17-year-old developer and designer William Gibson, we do not have to depressingly sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to ourselves twice every time we wash our hands. Many musicians and bands have taken to their social media to post their posters, giving us a vast choice of songs to sing to. Check some out below!
This Spring/Summer, visitors and shoppers to ION Orchard will get to indulge in a selection of experiences and offers. In addition to a seasonal ION Sky digital animationOn March 14, 2020 / By Renata
This Spring/Summer, visitors and shoppers to ION Orchard will get to indulge in a selection of experiences and offers. In addition to a seasonal ION Sky digital animation show, shoppers can also enjoy daily complimentary parking, eat to their heart’s content with exclusive 1-for-1 dining deals, and indulge in exclusive gift-with-purchase and brands’ exclusives for a shopaholic pamper session.
Likewise, if you’re a cafe-goer on the lookout for aesthetics, design, and presentation, ION Orchard houses an array of cafes, complete with gorgeous decor and picturesque interiors. From quaint and quirky to posh and classy, get your cameras ready; there’s something here for every palette!
The newly-opened Bacha Coffee is a must-go on the list. Channeling the splendid Dar el Bacha palace in Marrakech, Morocco, the space is marked by grand marble flooring and brass chandeliers. Bold and striking, the space is sure to add life to any Instagram feed – even the staff don classic European-style uniforms and ties.
On top of a meticulously sourced selection of over two hundred single origin 100% Arabica coffee beans as well as fine flavoured and fine blended coffees, Bacha Coffee serves traditional sweet and savoury cuisine.
Customers can have a taste of their coffee served with their signature Chantilly whipped cream, as well as collection of croissants with an array of fillings that are served all day long. They also offer set menus where customers can enjoy a cup of coffee alongside their savoury main courses.
Bacha Coffee is located at 01-15/16.
* ION+ Rewards Members :
Bacha Coffee is offering 1-for-1 specials for its set menu of the week starting from SGD29, available on weeknights from 5pm to 9pm daily.
Adorned with tropical potted plants and minimalist furnishing, The Marmalade Pantry oozes the charm of a newly renovated home. Cozy and contemporary, the space is elegant, modern and decked with warm lighting – perfect for that Insta-worthy selfie.
The Marmalade Pantry serves up luxurious pastas, exquisite cupcakes, weekend brunches and great tea accompaniments. The choice destination for comfort food, it has set the standard for modern bistro cuisine infused with a local twist.
Marmalade Pantry is located at 04-11A.
Cafe-goers on the lookout for minimalistic interiors should stop by Plain Vanilla, where less is most definitely more. With simple furniture and spotless tables made for that go-to flatlay food shot, Plain Vanilla is an unexpected oasis of calm along the hustling and bustling shopping stretch – find it nested within the flagship store of Singapore fashion brand, IN GOOD COMPANY.
Delight in their signature cupcakes and bakes, a selection of fresh sandwiches and salads from the deli, and aromatic organic coffee and tea. A select range of items from their sister homeware brand, Plain Vanilla Home, and grocer label, Plain Vanilla Foods, can also be found here.
Plain Vanilla is located at B1-06B.
With royal blue aesthetics and wooden-topped furniture, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. is the perfect spot for Instagram stories – there is not a boring corner in sight! The cafe space is clean and cosy, with high chairs and island counter seats. Their map-inspired feature wall and retail offerings atop classic wooden shelves lend a sense of quirkiness to the space.
Tea lovers can indulge in the upscale offerings of The 1872 Clipper Tea. Brewed on the spot and dispensed via beer taps, their blends are widely appreciated for their consistency in quality, signature aroma and refined taste. Customers can have taste of everything tea – from tea puffs, to tea lattes, to tea mocktails and more.
The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. is located at #B4-07.
Here’s yet another destination sure to add some character to your Instagram feed – the stylishly chic TWG Tea Salon & Boutique. The store showcases exquisitely appointed interiors celebrating the world of tea. Featuring a façade of warm mahogany and antique furnishings, the Tea Boutique welcomes guests with a beautiful patisserie display with an enticing selection of tea-infused patisseries and macarons.
Offering a treasure trove of 800 types of single estate, fine harvests and exclusive blends from 46 tea-producing regions, as well as delicate tea accessories and an all-day dining menu of tea-infused savouries and patisseries, guests are in for an unforgettable tea time experience.
TWG is located at 02-20/21.
Sophisticated and classy, this next spot is truly made for the gram. Violet Oon Singapore’s signature black and gold theme incorporates familiar Peranakan design elements with a touch of elegance. It houses a long bar, a 100-seat brassiere with a private dining alcove, and a retail area for the food merchandise and recently launched condiments line.
Indulge in beloved local favourites and Nyonya signatures alongside a celebrated selection of British cuisine as interpreted by the early Hainanese chefs of Singapore, or get a glimpse of a sumptuous experience of traditional Peranakan Sunday lunches.
Violet Oon Singapore is located at 03-22/28-29.
Between 13 – 15 March and 20 – 22 March 2020, ION+ Rewards Members can earn 10X ION+ Points with a minimum spend of SGD100 mall-wide, up to a cap of 500 ION+ Points per member per weekend, limited to the first 350 ION+ Rewards Members.
The first 100 American Express card members per weekend who spend a minimum SGD100 will receive an additional SGD10 shopping voucher. Redemption at L4 Concierge Counter. T&Cs apply.
Dig into Delectable 1-for-1 Dining Deals
From 13 March – 31 May, shoppers can enjoy exclusive 1-for-1 dining deals at participating stores. Not an ION+ Rewards Member yet? Simply download the ION Orchard mobile app to view more deals. T&Cs Apply.
What’s more – the first 100 American Express card members with a SGD100 spend monthly at any dining outlets will receive a SGD5 shopping voucher. Redemption at L4 Concierge Counter. While stocks last.
Exclusive ION Orchard X L’Occitane Beauty Pouch
From 16 March to 26 April, the first 800 ION+ Rewards Members with SGD200 spend can redeem a limited-edition ION Orchard X L’OCCITANE Beauty Pouch containing beauty products worth SGD80. The first 500 American Express Card® Members will receive an additional SGD10 shopping voucher. Redemptions can be made at Level 4 Concierge Counter. While stocks last. T&Cs Apply.
Shop till you Drop with ION Orchard Exclusive Deals
Shoppers and visitors to ION Orchard are also in for a treat with an array of exclusive promotions. Taking pride in its leather expertise, design philosophy and personalised services, RABEANCO will be launching its Spring 2020 collection in March. For this season only, customers can enjoy 20% off any regular-priced item, or 30% off any two regular-priced items. In addition, designer swimwear store Vilebrequin will be offering a gift-with-purchase promotion exclusive to its store at ION Orchard. Customers will receive a free Vilebrequin Cap with a single purchase of SGD490.
From 20 – 31 March, Shiseido at ION Orchard will have an exclusive pre-launch for The Perfect Protector sunscreen and The Perfect Protector Duo Set, both of which will be available island wide on 1 April. Fans of Shiseido may also keep a lookout for the Shiseido X Alina Zagltova Makeup Collection, exclusively available at ION Orchard.
Timeless Beauty at ION Sky
Not to be missed this April, ION Sky presents Timeless Beauty as part of its seasonal light show series. Be enthralled by nature’s beauty in this season’s all-new digital projection light show and enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Singapore.
Visitors to ION Orchard can book tickets for the show via the ION Orchard mobile app or make a booking at the Concierge Counters. An admission ticket can be redeemed with every SGD20 spend in a single receipt. T&Cs apply.
Visitors and shoppers can also enjoy one of ION Orchard’s evergreen shows – Adventures in Food Wonderland by Ang Ku Kueh Girl® and Friends™, which is inspired by popular snacks in Singapore. Viewers can follow these foodie friends on an exhilarating and flavourful adventure as they gear up for battle to protect Ang Ku Kueh Boy™, Ice Kachang Mountain, the Pink Bandung River and all that they hold dear, from an alien invasion. Spot local delights including nasi lemak that can be found in eateries at ION Orchard and enjoy exclusive treats at participating stores, while servings last! Check in-store for availability for our exclusive treats and present a valid ION Sky admission ticket to redeem, T&Cs apply.
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This March, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) welcomes all families, couples and friends with a fabulous line-up of irresistible promotions that ticks all boxes. There is no better timeOn March 14, 2020 / By Nookmag
This March, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) welcomes all families, couples and friends with a fabulous line-up of irresistible promotions that ticks all boxes. There is no better time than the coming school holidays to rest, recharge and rejuvenate with thrilling attractions, luxury accommodation, diverse celebrity chef dining experiences and more at the award-winning lifestyle destination resort.
Complimentary parking and dining vouchers for all Singapore Residents
Singapore Residents will enjoy free all-day parking and SGD10 RWS dining vouchers – worth a total of SGD38 – for every purchase of any adult one-day ticket to Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium or Adventure Cove Waterpark in the month of March.
There is no better time than now for families and their loved ones to enjoy their favourite rides, marvel at more than 100,000 fascinating marine animals or cool off under the sunny blue skies with high-speed water slides and rushing waves.
For more info on this promotion, visit RWS.
Luxuriate in bevy of uniquely-themed hotels with attractive RWS March getaway promotion
Families, couples or groups of friends can choose from one of six uniquely-themed luxury hotels and recharge with an irresistible and all-inclusive March getaway package starting from SGD258++. With an eye-popping total value worth over SGD750 specially curated for the most memorable experience, guests enjoy a complimentary pair of one-day tickets to either S.E.A. Aquarium or Adventure Cove Waterpark, and HeadRock VR for a virtual reality theme park adventure.
In addition, guests can look forward to complimentary breakfast for two, early check-in and late check-out, complimentary all-day parking, F&B dining credits starting from SGD40, SGD20 RWS Invites dollars per night as well as complimentary Sentosa Fun Pass tokens to explore more than 70 attractions and experiences across the island.
For more info on the getaway package, visit RWS.
Wellness creations and delectable weekend brunches for gourmands
This March, foodies can savour Cantonese dishes that boost immunity and health, or indulge in delectable weekend brunches at RWS’s celebrity chef restaurants. At Feng Shui Inn, the health-conscious can nourish themselves with the newly-launched Spring & Summer Wellness Menu featuring premium nutritious ingredients and Chinese medicinal herbs, available from SGD18++ per dish. Connoisseurs can enjoy one-Michelin star restaurant, table65‘s three-course Saturdate Lunch at SGD85++ per person. The mod-Chinese Forest森 presents an eight-course Sunday Lunch with a menu at SGD68++ per person, while Osia Steak and Seafood Grill’s Sunday Boozy Brunch at SGD89++ (without alcohol) or SGD129++ (with alcohol) will thrill meat lovers.
Terms and conditions for all deals apply. Guests can book RWS’s dazzling range of promotions online.
Stepped up efforts at RWS to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit
RWS is sparing no efforts, with its comprehensive suite of precautionary measures, to ensure the health and safety of all guests and employees. Seven times more frequent cleaning, disinfection and sanitisation are carried out daily across RWS including hotels, restaurants, attractions and common areas to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.
More than 270 hand sanitisers are readily available for guests to use while thermal scanners are widely deployed for temperature checks. Likewise, mandatory twice daily temperature-taking and social distancing are also practised by all employees. Find out more about stepped-up measures at RWS to ensure the well-being of everyone.
Iara Ramananstas is more than just a kind Samaritan. She went above and beyond to give a stray dog a home – halfway across the world. The taleOn February 21, 2020 / By Sofea
Iara Ramananstas is more than just a kind Samaritan. She went above and beyond to give a stray dog a home – halfway across the world. The tale said above began when Ramananstas found the dog near a factory in Kampar, Perak where she was working as a maintenance specialist in August of last year.
Bony and haggard, Ramananstas took the dog to the vet and named her Sibelle. She was found to be malnourished and weighed a mere 7kg. Due to circumstances, Ramananstas could not adopt Sibelle at the time but handed her over to the Ipoh Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals (ISPCA).
While this is great news, ISPCA could only keep a stray for a maximum of 3 months. If she is not adopted till then, they would have to unfortunately release her back to where she was found. Sibelle began to gain weight and was getting the treatment she deserves but she was still up for adoption.
Since Ramananstas was constantly in contact with Ricky Soong, ISPCA president, he asked her if she would adopt Sibelle, as her time at the pound was almost up. By then, Ramananstas was back in Canada, 13000km away. Fortunately, she agreed! It had cost RM5600 to fly Sibelle to Quebec, but it was worth it to give Sibelle a forever home.
Source: The Malay Mail