As one of the biggest brand anchors at Jewel Changi Airport, Skechers Singapore will be having a grand opening of their new brand experience store on 18 July, with Skechers brand ambassadors Justin Huang Minghao and Huang Xinchun of NEX7 (乐华七子) gracing the event!

Set to be the first and largest brand experience store in Southeast Asia, shoppers can expect a renewed retail experience with the most extensive range of Skechers apparel, shoes and accessories along with Jewel-exclusive collections that couldn’t be found anywhere else. What’s more, it’s also the first store in Singapore to offer a customisation zone for customers to personalise their newly-purchase goods.

In celebration of the grand opening, fans of the Chinese talent discovery show Idol Producer (also known as the China version of Produce 101) are in for a treat as Justin Huang and Huang Xinchun of popular C-pop boy band NEX7 are set to make their first official visit to Singapore through a special appearance at the event.

Not only will you be able to meet the boys in real life, some lucky fans may even stand a chance to get up-close with Justin and Xinchun in person! Simply head down to the Skechers store at Jewel Changi Airport to make a purchase and you get to participate in a raffle to be selected as one of the winners.

You can also score posters and Skechers gift vouchers by snapping a picture with NEX7 at the photo zone on level two and posting it on your Instagram or Facebook account – don’t forget to tag @skecherssg and #skecherssg #skechersJewel to be qualified. Until then, be sure to stay tuned to their socials for more details!

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Could it be that love is truly dead? Back in February, Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo fuelled divorce rumours when Chinese media outlets reported that their marriage had been on the rocks, after the actress was spotted without her wedding ring on various occasions. In recent news that shook the whole industry, the K-drama golden couple has finally made their split official.

Barely two years after tying the knot with Descendants of the Sun co-star Song Hye Kyo in October 2017, Song Joong Ki announced that he has officially filed for divorce on 26 June (Wednesday). The actor expressed his stance in a full statement released through his agency, Blossom Entertainment:

“Hello. This is Song Joong Ki. First, I’d like to apologise for delivering this unfortunate news to the many fans who love and care for me. I have begun the process of filing for divorce from Song Hye Kyo. Rather than denouncing one another and arguing over who is to blame, I hope that the divorce process can be wrapped up amicably.

I ask for your understanding in regards to the fact that it is difficult to discuss the details of my personal life, and I will recover from my current wounds and do my utmost as an actor to repay you through great productions in the future.

Thank you.”

Following Song Joong Ki’s announcement, the actress went ahead with her own statement through her agency as well. According to a representative, they cited “differences in personalities” as the main reason for their divorce. The agency continued, “As the two were unable to overcome their differences, they were forced to come to this decision. We respectfully ask for your understanding in regards to the fact that we cannot confirm any further details out of respect for the two actors’ personal lives. Please refrain from making scandalous posts and speculative comments.”

Even though Song-Song couple has come to an end, we wish both Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo all the best!

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Having teased the release for months, it’s fair to say that the wait for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has been a pretty arduous one for fellow Potterheads across the world. Thankfully, fans of the boy wizard need not wait any longer as the mobile game app is set to officially drop on Friday, 21 June.

Developed by Niantic – also known as the creators behind the wildly popular Pokemon Go – in collaboration with WB Games, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be the American company’s first foray into an all-new fandom, allowing players to meet characters from the franchise as well as other magical situations in the real world using the power of augmented reality technology.

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Much like Pokemon Go, players will be assuming a role in the game that has been created as part of the storyline. But instead of a Pokemon trainer, you will be playing as a new wizard recruit who has been scouted to work with the Statute of Secrecy Task Force. This group is formed to help prevent the exposure of the Wizarding community and solve the mystery of the Calamity – a major catastrophic event that hit the Wizarding World and resulted in magical artefacts and creatures scattered all over the world.

There isn’t much revealed about the exact scope of the player’s role, but it’s possible that you will be tasked to search for signs of magic in the real world with the help of iconic Harry Potter characters that you may encounter along your journey.

Here’s the bad news: although the mobile game is set for a 21 June global release date for both Android and iOS users, only United States and United Kingdom have been confirmed for the launch. It’s unclear if the app will follow in the release pattern of its predecessor, which admittedly took quite a while to reach certain countries including Singapore. Though it seems more like a speculation, this concern has been further corroborated with a tweet from their official Twitter account, which asked for fans to stay tuned “as the game goes live in your region soon”.

In the meantime, get your wands (and fingers) ready for download!

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Ed Sheeran's New Album Features Collaborations With All Your Faves

19 Jun 2019 by Chew Hui Ling

This is not a drill: Ed Sheeran just dropped the tracklist to his highly-anticipated new album no.6 Collaborations Project, and we’re not kidding when we say it features all your faves. From Cardi B to Camila Cabello, Eminem to Chance The Rapper, the ‘Perfect’ singer’s upcoming 15-track record certainly has no shortage of star power.

As if the surprise duet of ‘I Don’t Care’ with Justin Bieber wasn’t enough to heighten anticipation, Ed continued to get us hyped up by teaming up with rap heavyweights Chance The Rapper and RnB Rock for ‘Cross Me’. And that’s not all; other notable collaborators includes the likes of music giants Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Khalid, Eminem… the list goes on.

Check out the full tracklist below!

1. ‘Beautiful People’ (Feat. Khalid)
2. ‘South Of The Border’ (Feat. Camila Cabello & Cardi B)
3. ‘Cross Me’ (Feat. Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock)
4. ‘Take Me Back To London’ (Feat. Stormzy)
5. ‘Best Part Of Me’ (Feat. Yebba)
6. ‘I Don’t Care’ (Feat. Justin Bieber)
7. ‘Antisocial’ (Feat. Travis Scott)
8. ‘Remember The Name’ (Feat. Eminem & 50 Cent)
9. ‘Feels’ (Feat. Young Thug & J Hus)
10. ‘Put It All On Me’ (Feat. Ella Mai)
11. ‘Nothing On You’ (Feat. Paulo Londra & Dave)
12. ‘I Don’t Want Your Money’ (Feat. H.E.R.)
13. ‘1000 Nights’ (Feat. Meek Mill & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie)
14. ‘Way To Break My Heart’ (Feat. Skrillex)
15. ‘Blow’ (Feat. Bruno Mars & Chris Stapleton)

Ed Sheeran’s new album No.6 Collaborations Project is out 12 July 2019.

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Unless you’ve been out of touch with the pop culture world, you should have already heard the hype about a certain mobile game that’s bound to break the Internet upon its release. The highly-anticipated BTS World is set to be available for official download come 26 June, accompanied with never-before-seen BTS footages and photos that have been specifically shot for the game.

Though much of the content is still kept hush-hush, game developer Netmarble has dropped quite a number of teasers alongside additional content which have given fans a preview of what to expect come D-day. To get you up to speed, here’s a compilation of all the information released about BTS World thus far.

Players will be role-playing as BTS’ manager

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Perhaps the ultimate dream job for all ARMYs, the main concept of the game is to give players a chance to take on the job as BTS’ manager as they work towards the day of their debut. To achieve that, players are expected to collect different cards that are used to help clear missions. We’re guessing that as the story progresses, you will be required to upgrade the cards to unlock other exclusive content, which includes interactive conversations with the members such as a video call or a group text. If you’re curious and would like to have a test run, you can try out the mini game on their website.

Free gameplay for BTS World might have limitations

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Although it has been marked as a free app, the game does offer in-app purchases in the form of a VIP subscription at USD$4.99 (approximately $6.80). Though it doesn’t explain exactly what the differing benefits are between both options, it’s possible that paying subscribers might have access to more content than the non-paying players such as more interaction with members or level-up opportunities.

There’s more than one BTS story

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In addition to the main story of the mobile game, it seems that ARMYs are in for another treat as the boys take on a different role to tell an alternate story. Leading up to its launch, character profiles for the individual members have been released, which also come with a short behind-the-scenes clip for each of them on YouTube. Though we are not sure how this exactly fits into the mobile game, you have to admit that it’s pretty cute to see the boys dressed up in the outfits of their respective occupations.

The 4 Hertz from BTS World

Judging from what we’ve seen so far, we’re pretty confident that the ‘four hertz’ in question refers to the three audio surprises and eventual release of the app. So far, we’ve seen the release of two singles, ‘Dream Glow’ and ‘A Brand New Day’, which leads us to believe that we will be seeing one last digital track release on 21 June before the game officially debuts on 26 June.

BTS World OST Album

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Yes, you read that right. On top of the mobile game, the boys have recorded songs for an accompanying soundtrack to the app. Although there’s no confirmation on how many songs will be on the album, the pre-order goodies alone are enough to entice any fan. In addition to the CD, fans who’ve pre-ordered will also receive a photobook, a double-sided photo card, a game coupon (which can be used in the app), a lenticular card and a poster. If you’d like to get your hands on one, you can do so via BigHit’s official shop app, Weply.

So, are you all ready to become the new staff of BigHit Entertainment? Just in case you’ve yet to pre-register, you can do so here. Alternatively, you can also pre-order the game on the App Store or the Google Play Store before its launch.

And in case you’ve missed it, here’s a look at what the BTS members are looking for in their prospective managers:

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