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Teenage August Issue: Support Local!

22 Jul 2016 by Teenage

We’re celebrating SG51 with the “Founding Prince and Princess of the YouTube scene”, Munah and Hirzi, this August issue! Truly embodying our local spirit, the dynamic duo brings their personal brand of humour, wit and brutal honesty, all while spreading social messages to the Singaporean millennials and beyond. In our interview, Munah and Hirzi spill all, from how they deal with haters, their journey to becoming one of the biggest YouTube channels in Singapore, and even the birth of the Minahs. Needless to say, they’ve got our seal of approval!

 

Also in the spirit of local celebration, we speak to Singapore’s brightest names – Night Owl Cinematics, Nathan Hartono, The Sam Willows, Gentle Bones and more familiar faces make an appearance. Plus, we share the quirkiest (and most delicious) twists on local fare: think pink rose tutu kuah, eggs Benedict prata and more.

As a special gift to all our readers, this issue of Teenage also comes with a surprise gift with every purchase! Get awesome freebies as we celebrate National Day!

Check out our interview with Wendy Ayche (aka Wengie), YouTube beauty guru and #GirlBoss in the making. Also inside, Mayday, Charlie Puth, Dee Kosh, ShiGGa Shay, Jian Hao Tan, and more! 

Grab your copy of Teenage magazine, out on news stands, Magzter or click here to subscribe to us. 

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Teenage Favourite Teacher Award 2016

18 Jul 2016 by Teenage

If your teacher has been a source of motivation and inspiration, no matter if it’s as a friend or as a mentor, show how much you appreciate his/her hard work by nominating them for the Teenage Favourite Teacher Award! The schools with the most voted teachers will get a surprise visit from the Teenage team and we’ll be bringing lots of awesome goodies to you!

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Featured Nominees for National Youth Film Awards 2016

14 Jul 2016 by Teenage

Organised by *SCAPE, the annual National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) discovers and celebrates the best emerging talent for technical film crafts in Singapore. We’re proud to introduce the featured nominees for this year’s NYFA.

National Youth Film Awards 2016

“As the only local film competition for youth in Singapore, we see first-hand the immense talent, unique ideas and fresh content these emerging filmmakers bring to the table. With NYFA, we want to provide not just a platform for them to showcase their work and be recognised by their peers and industry professionals, but to also serve as a springboard for them, opening doors of opportunity for future collaborations and creation. The nominees’ works were critically assessed by industry standards, and we were very impressed by the range of genres and high level of skill sets presented this year.”

– Mr Nicholas Chee, NYFA Awards Director

A record number of 260 submissions were received this year, and the films were put through a rigorous shortlisting process by NYFA’s 15-member jury, including award-winning director and screenwriter Lee Thean-jeen, veteran filmmaker and actor Jack Neo, film composer Alex Oh, and Vikram Channa of Discovery Networks Asia- Pacific, among other distinguished industry heavyweights. Winners of NYFA 2016 will be announced during an Awards Ceremony on Saturday 23 July. A total of 20 awards are up for grabs, with seven new categories introduced this year.

Han

Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design & Media

Han

A man travels to Korea to find the parents of a girl whom his son killed in a hit and run accident back in Singapore.

Nominated for: DBS Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Camera Work, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design

DISPATCH

Republic Polytechnic, School of Technology for the Arts

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When two cops (Dinn Mustafa & Ahmad Hardi) get a dispatch call on a house break-in, both of them are tasked with an intruder at hand waiting to be reprimanded.

Nominated for: DBS Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Camera Work, Bert Lighting House Best Lighting, Best Production Design, Best Original Music

Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers

Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design & Media

Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers

Wendy Ling, an intrepid young woman enters an abandoned building to finally catch a glimpse of a ghost. However it flees when startled by the sudden presence of a mysterious woman, spying on Wendy. She receives a call the next day to meet the mysterious woman, who offers her a chance to use her supernatural talent.

Nominated for: DBS Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Camera Work, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design

Soul 37

Temasek Polytechnic, School of Design

Soul 37

Soul 37 follows the story of Louis, a taxi driver trying to appease his daughter on Mother’s Day. He dies in a fatal car accident that night where he strikes a deal with the warrant handling his case, getting Soul 37 in exchange to see his daughter for the final time. It turns out the soul is Louis’ estranged father whom he has not seen in many years. His father eventually sacrifices himself in order for Louis to be with his daughter again.

Nominated for: Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Colour Grading, Best Production Design

Chicken Beauty Pageant

Nanyang Technological University, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Chicken Beauty Pageant

Would you pay USD$10,000 for a chicken? While it doesn’t lay golden eggs… it sure could win chicken beauty pageants. Chicken pageants are held weekly all over Malaysia and Indonesia and for decades now, chicken owners enter their prized Serama chickens to be judged not only by their looks, but also their style and confidence.

Nominated for: Best Documentary Film, Best Editing for Documentary

The Invoke

LASALLE College of the Arts, Faculty of Media Arts

The Invoke

A Taoist priest is on a job to invoke and transport a jiangshi (Chinese vampire) but the big fat jiangshi proves to be difficult for him to handle. The priest has to find a way to transport the jiangshi without waking him up or he will be in trouble.

Nominated for: Best Animation Film, 3DPrintingHub.Asia Best Character Design for Animated Film

For more information on NYFA 2016, visit www.scape.sg/nyfa.

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4 Reasons Why Youth Month Matters To You

11 Jul 2016 by Teenage

Youth Day isn’t just another day when you didn’t have to go to school. Same goes for Youth Month, it isn’t just any other month. It’s a special time where the young people of Singapore is celebrated, recognised and appreciated. With so many activities planned for the month of July for you by the National Youth Council and their partners – if you’re still not convinced on why you should be part of Youth Month, we give you 4 reasons why it matters to you.

#1 It’s all about you

SHINE Festival

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SHINE Festival happened last weekend and it was a blast! Featuring 5 pillars – Music & Dance, Urban Art, Urban Sports, Interactive Media and Pop Culture – with showcases and initiatives led by youths happening all over town over 3 days, it was an extravaganza of epic proportions. Dance competitions, live band performances, food festival and Jay Park performing live – you’d know it’s big when they have to cordon off a part of Orchard Road just for the event. Check out the highlights of SHINE Festival 2o16 here.

Perks of Youth

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Being young has its perks y’know. For the month of July, watch out for promotions exclusive to youths from partners such as Soi 55, MINT Museum of Toys, Play Nation, Pong Gelato and so many more! Embrace your youth; go out there and have a blast! Click here for the full details of all the promotions.

Every Singaporean Daughter

Every Singaporean Daughter

We’ve always heard the term “Every Singaporean Son” but have you ever wondered what makes a Singaporean daughter? Catch the play Every Singaporean Daughter happening from 15 – 17 July, at KC Arts Centre, Home of SRT, as it aims to open a window into the experiences of women in Singapore. 

#2 Be heard

In My Shoes

In My Shoes

Everyone needs to know that it’s ok to talk about mental health. “In My Shoes” is a community arts project that aims to empower and gather aspiring artists and advocates for mental health. Happening from 30 June – 31 July 2016, the project will showcase a multi-disciplinary gallery which will bring together the mental health community.

TEDx Youth Talks

Tedx celebrates youth talents and aspirations, through engaging talks and sessions that cover issues of invigorating content from youths from all walks of life. Come get inspired and take part in these series of conversations – because who knows, you might just find it within yourself to realise your potential! Details of the event will be released soon, stay tuned.

#3 Showcase your talents

National Youth Film Awards

National Youth Film Awards 2016

National Youth Film Awards – a platform for youths to develop their aspirations in film-making through *SCAPE media programmes is happening on 23 July! Through the programme, youths got the unique opportunity to learn from established industry partners and other like-minded youths. This year, various awards including Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, Best Documentary and Best Animated Film will be presented. Show your support and check out the  nominees here!

Little Red Dot Dance Challenge

The rise of the new movers and shakers. Little Red Dot Dance Challenge aims to instil a positive change in youths beyond the dance floor as participants will be pushed through a series of transformation in mindset, behaviour and self. Happening on 31 Jul at *SCAPE’s ground theatre, keep a lookout for more details!

Singapore Youth Festival 

SYF Parade of Bands

Singapore Youth Festival or more widely known as SYF is an annual celebration of youth achievements in Co-Curricular Activities and an artistic showcase of talents. This year’s theme is YOUTHforia! which is a play on the word ‘euphoria’, indicating the effervescence and self-confidence of youth in presenting their passions and talents. With celebrations still ongoing, check out their website for more information on where you can catch a performance!

#4 Give back to society

Common Space for Common Good

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Give youthfulness and passion a whole new meaning! An initiative by Youth Corps Singapore, Common Space for Common Good matches your passions with the needs of the community. Volunteers got to engage with seniors from AWWA Senior Community Home, as part of the initiative’s aim to promote a caring and inclusive Singapore! 

Head on down to NYC’s website for the while shebang on what’s happening this month! Remember there’s always a ‘you’ in Youth.

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9 Must-Grab Youth Month Promotions!

9 Jul 2016 by Teenage

Happy July! The National Youth council has lined up super exciting promotions for those aged 15 to 35, including e-coupons for cosmetics, food, games and more!  

#1 CNP Cosmetics

Youth Month Promotion 2016 CNP Cosmetics

CNP Cosmetics is a Korean beauty company that produces a wide range of pharmaceutical-grade skincare and cosmetics that are not only skin-friendly (their products are colourless, alcohol-, paraben-, fragrance-, and oil-free), through its seven-step verification test processes. From cleansers and exfoliators, to topical acne treatment, to masks, CNP Cosmetics will definitely have something for every skin type and need. 

Enjoy 10% discount in addition to the site wide 20% GSS discount with the use of promo code “NYC2016” at www.cnpcosmetics.com.sg

#2 FIX Grill

Youth Month Promotion 2016 Fix

Youth Month Promotion 2016 Fix Sharing Sets

Feast with your friends at FIX with their modern Mexican menu of mouthwatering classics. A suitable setting for group gatherings with their perfectly portioned sharing sets, mix and match ingredients to create a meal made out of your favourite appetisers, mains, and more.

Enjoy 10% off your order during the month of July at FIX. FIX is located at 31 Ah Hood Rd, #01-06 HomeTeam NS-JOM Clubhouse, Singapore 329979

#3 GRUB

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Youth Month Promotion 2016 Grub Double Cheese Burger

Proving that sustainable, natural ingredients are equally (if not more) delicious as the usual fare, GRUB serves up yummy nosh sans the addition of MSG, preservatives, additives or flavourings. Give their Mentaiko fries, Crispy Fish Burger – made with sustainable fish caught in waters free from contamination – and Double Cheese Burger made with 100% grass fed and free-range beef a try! 

Enjoy 10% off your order during the month of July at GRUB. GRUB is located at 510 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 569983

#4 Kombi Rocks

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Kombi Rocks is well known for their super Instagram-worthy interior but did you know their menu preserves the Teochew-Thai fusion dishes that Koon Kee Restaurant served since 1971? The recipes were passed down from the owners’ parents so be prepared for a trip back in time when you head down for a meal!

Redeem a free scoop of ice cream with a minimum spending of $10. Kombi Rocks is located at 66 Yio Chu Kang Rd, Singapore 545568

#5 MINT Museum of Toys 

Youth Month Promotion 2016 Mint Museum of Toys

MINT (Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys) Museum of Toys is the world’s first purpose-built museum for toys. Release your inner child as you look through the extensive collection of vintage toys, including rare and unique one-of-a-kind pieces!

Youths aged 15 to 35 years old can enjoy 20% off an adult museum ticket at the Mint Museum of Toys. The first 50 visitors are also entitled to a complimentary tikam-tikam ticket which entitles them to play the tikam-tikam board to win prizes. MINT Museum of Toys is located at 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382

#6 Play Nation @ *SCAPE

Youth Month Promotion 2016 Play Nation

Sit back and relax with a wide array of games at Play Nation. No frets if you feel your hunger pangs ’cause they serve up a huge variety of food as well! From the popular Buttermilk Chicken Cutlet to Grilled Banana and SeaSalt Caramel Walnut Pancakes, we can definitely spend the entire day there! 

Enjoy an additional hour of gaming with the purchase of any two-hour gaming package. Play Nation is located at 2 Orchard Link #03-01 *SCAPE, Singapore 237978

#7 Pong Gelato

Youth Month Promotion 2016 Pong Gelato

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You don’t have to travel all the way to Thailand to enjoy a bowl of coconut ice cream! The Coconut Gelato with Sorbet in a Husk is now available on our sunny island and they are so yummy, we could have this everyday.

Get 10% off any item (1 redemption per day). Pong Gelato is located at 2 Orchard Link #02-18C *SCAPE, Singapore 237978

#8 Soi 55

Youth Month Promotion 2016 Soi 55

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Apart from their original, super popular four flavours – Thai Milk Tea, Thai Rose Milk Tea, Thai Green Milk Tea and Thai Milk Coffee –, Soi55 also serves up Thai Honey Green Tea, Milk Tea Slushie and Kho Kho Nut Milk Slushie. And you’re able to add toppings such as pearls, sago, chin chow, red ruby and hashima. Our personal favourite is the Thai Green Milk Tea and red ruby combo! 

Enjoy a 1-for-1 promotion at Soi 55’s Cathay outlet with the purchase of any two drinks! Lower-priced drink is free. Soi 55 is located at The Cathay Level 5, 2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233

#9 TRAPPED Escape Room

Youth Month Promotion 2016 Trapped

You’re trapped in a room with your friends, and there seems to be almost no way out. Here you get to become the master at solving puzzles, discovering hidden clues, uncovering mysteries and succeeding to escape their well thought and creative concept rooms. If you and your friends love escape rooms, then this is the deal for you. 

Enjoy a flat rate of $18, usual price is $24. TRAPPED Escape Room is located at 2 Orchard Link #02-20/21/22 *SCAPE, Singapore 237978

Head down to NYC’s Facebook page, flash the e-coupons and enjoy your exclusive youth month perks! Embrace your youth; go out there and have a blast!

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