Teenage June Issue: Summer Lovin'

6 Jun 2017 by Teenage

Maknae no more – K-pop’s brightest gem Gong Minzy is striking it out all on her own. As we celebrate her long-awaited solo debut, we look back at her evolution from former 2NE1 star to a one-woman force to be reckoned with.

This June, it’s all about summer lovin’ as we’ve put together the ultimate holiday hit-list – from icy treats to beat the heat, to crazy unicorn-inspired makeup trends to try, to a comprehensive guide on all the hottest hangouts to hit up.

Also inside, Harry Styles, Bii, Paramore, Halsey, The Sam Willows, Dua Lipa and more!

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Teenage Dance Challenge 2017

2 Jun 2017 by Teenage

Teenage Dance Challenge is in its 7th year running and this year’s edition is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever! Think you’ve got what it takes to stomp the competition? Step up with your crew and wow us with your powerful dance moves – it’s time to show everyone what you’ve got. 

Round up your friends and form a group of 3 to 10 members to participate in our biggest dance competition yet! The 8th edition of the annual Teenage Dance Challenge opens the dance floor to two main categories – Rookie and Open – where contestants will battle it out, street dance style. In addition, we are introducing ‘K-pop Dance Cover’, a new category to bring your favorite choreographies to life! 


1. Street Dance
Bring your best hip-hop choreographies, set to the music of English and/or K-pop 

Street Dance (Rookie Category): 13-16 years old
Street Dance (Open Category): 13-25 years old

Group members must have a minimum of 3 members and a maximum of 10 members
Choreographies must be set to English and/or K-pop

2. K-pop Dance Cover
Channel your favourite acts and wow the crowd with your K-pop flair! 

Age: 13-25 years old


Group members must have a minimum of 3 members and a maximum of 10 members
Choreographies must be set to K-pop

Registration closes on 4 September 2017. See you at the auditions on 8 & 9 September!


10 End-Of-May Events That Will Make Your Month More Exciting

12 May 2017 by Germaine Cheah

Hitting the mid-May mark and feeling like you need yet another break? Here are some fun, recreational events that’ll take your mind off till June comes. 

Embark On A F0od Journey Of Epic Proportions

great singapore food tour

We’d think most Singaporeans would agree that the best local foods are not found in restaurants, but in our hawker centres. For the four Saturdays in May, join local guide Joanne as she brings you to savour piping hot dishes from hawker stalls mentioned in the 2016 Michelin Food Guide. And while another one of Singaporeans’ favourite pastimes is to queue, all you’ll have to do here is just to sit at your table with your cutlery in hand while waiting for the food to be served to you – win!

Date: 13, 20 and 27 May 2017
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Venue: Farrer Park MRT Station, 250 Race Course Road, S (218703)

Tickets from $60, visit www.bonappetour.com for more info

Youths Celebrate! Sustainability

youths celebrate sustainability

In an effort to raise awareness of environmental issues among the youths of today, the annual ‘Youths Celebrate! Sustainability’ event will see innovative games created by students at the forefront. Some examples include “the next nerf gun” where Anglo-Chinese School students created an eco-launcher (made entirely from recycled materials) to shoot targets; and “Sustain-A-City” where Raffles Girls School students created a 3D ring toss game requiring participants to aim the ring at the solution that matches an environmental issue. 

Date: 19 & 20 May 2017
Time: 9am – 8pm
Venue: Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, S (018953)

There are free and ticketed activities, visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg for more info

Get Your Start Towards Healthy Living

Meiji Run

The world’s most delicious run is back and better than ever! If you’re like us who still wants to indulge in some sweet treats even after burning off calories exercising, the Meiji Run will have you sorted – think Meiji-licious nibbles and drinks (worth $20) for every participant at the finish line. Now, who said snacking and exercise can’t go hand in hand?

Date: 20 May 2017
Time: 3pm – 8pm
Venue: Palawan Beach, Sentosa

Tickets from $55, visit www.meijirun.sg for more info

Develop Photos The Old Fashioned Way

Darkroom Photography

Before smartphones came into our lives, our memories were all kept in physical copies of photographs developed from film negatives. In fact, we’d bet that if you’d do a little digging, you’d find some old negatives hiding in your house somewhere. You can now bring them back to life as you join House of Photography in developing your own negatives through darkroom printing! 

Date: 21 May 2017
Time: 11am & 3pm (3 hours per session)
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, S (038981)

Tickets from $60, visit www.houseofphotography.com for more info

Tackle The Topic Of Mental Health

Girl In The White Sand Box

Tackling the prevalent topics of stress-related disorders in youths and adolescent depression, the Girl In The White Sand Box explores and encourages students to develop critical thinking and self-reflection skills to better equip them through interactive discussion. Performed in Mandarin, this show is definitely one for everyone in the family. 

Date: 22 – 25 May 2017
Time: 2:30pm & 5pm (1hr 30mins show without intermission)
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, S (038981)

Tickets from $23, visit www.esplanade.com for more info

Embrace Your Inner #GirlBoss

lilly singh how to be a bawse tour

Join global Youtube sensation Lilly Singh (aka IISuperwomanII) as she returns to Singapore complete with surefire tips on how to achieve ultimate success for her ‘How To Be A Bawse’ tour. With her unique brand of observational comedy, Lilly will inspire you to embrace your inner power and reach for your goals, all while keeping you thoroughly entertained. 

Date: 24 May 2017
Time: 8pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk, S (397688)

Tickets from $93, visit www.sistic.com.sg for more info

Party Like It’s 1925

Party Like Gatsby

Having already established its presence in over 40 cities in 10 countries, it’s finally time for our little red dot to experience the magnificently magical madness that is Party Like Gatsby. Travel back to the 1920s and uncover new territories as a distinguished party of merry people leaves behind street vendors and rickshaws, and heads for the beach. And when they hear music coming from a tent, you’d know that’s when the party really begins.

Date: 26 May 2017
Time: 7pm – 2am (27 May  2017)
Venue: TBC

More details to be released soon, visit www.partylikegatsby.eu for more info

Indulge In All Things Food

Singapore Food Expo

 We all know that Singaporeans are hardcore about their food, and for four full days, get to meet and mingle with fellow food aficionados as you walk through booths of more than 100 exhibitors showcasing over a thousand different quality products. With so much food and provisions to indulge into, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. Don’t forget to also check out the fun-filled stage activities brought to you by local and overseas artistes!

Date: 26 – 30 May 2017
Time: 11am – 10pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 4, 1 Expo Drive, S (486150)

Tickets from $30, visit www.singaporefoodexpo.org.sg for more info

Eat Your Way Through Chinatown 

singapore's tastiest treasure hunt

Looking to ditch the same ol’ weekend plans for something fun and exciting? Well, Bon Appetour’s Treasure Hunt: Chinatown Edition has you covered! Back by popular demand, race around the Chinatown neighbourhood solving tricky puzzles and food challenges with your friends – remember to dress comfortably! You can also stand a chance to win exciting prizes like a holiday vacation, movie tickets and Starbucks vouchers!

Date: 27 May 2017
Time: 12noon – 3pm
Venue: UOB Plaza, 80 Raffles Place

Tickets from $30, visit www.bonappetour.com for more info

Shout Out To Our Men In Green

Army Open House 2017

One of the most important driving forces behind the safety of our country, come find out more about the Singapore Army as you experience various ‘Battle Rides’, test your marksmanship at the ‘Battlefield Zone’, marvel at dynamic performances at the ‘NS50 Showcase’ and take part in other interactive games and activities! Besides the F1 Pit Building, the Army Open House 2017 will also be heading to the heartlands, setting up shop at the open field beside Punggol MRT station and Jurong East MRT station in June. 

Date: 27 – 28 May 2017
Time: 9am – 8pm
Venue: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, S (038975)

Free Admission, visit www.mindef.gov.sg for more info

How will you be spending your time this month? Tag us in your exciting photos on Instagram (@TeenageMagazine) and you may just be featured! 

Forget Hollywood blockbusters – in the spirit of #SGPride, let’s take a moment to appreciate these under-the-radar short films created by the next generation of aspiring filmmakers during the first season of the 20/20: The Temasek Short Film Project. From heartwarming stories of kindness to themes on underlying societal issues, these thought-provoking pieces are sure to inspire.

I Believe

A story between an autistic youth and a popular role model, I Believe teaches us a precious lesson on love and acceptance as an likely friendship blossoms between the two.

Home for a Heart

Based on a real-life story, Home for a Heart highlights the personal journey of a young girl as she battles her inner demons to overcome addictions and emerge victorious.

Love Exists

After an unfortunate car accident which took away the lives of her parents, a young girl’s life takes a turn for the worse. Love Exists documents her struggles and how she rebuilds her life by drawing strength from her family. 

When the Wind Blows

A troubled group of youths are forced to confront their inner fears and come to terms with their emotions when they lose a friend.

Letting Go

When you’ve experienced loss, are you still able to help others in need? Letting Go is about how two people in vastly different life stages teach each other the meaning of love and reconciliation.


Behind every athlete is an entire eco-system of support – from family, peers and teachers. This is a tale of how one overcomes challenges in the pursuit of her dreams.

1% of Happiness

A reluctant volunteer and an old lady at an elderly daycare strike up an unlikely friendship – one that brings them on a journey of self-discovery, changing their perceptions on love, life and friendship.


The path to recovery from addiction can be tumultuous, plagued often with much stigma and a lack of support. Choices is a real-life story of one girl’s journey towards recovery, and how she overcame her personal demons.


Touching on the topic of dementia, this animation film portrays the relationship between a loving, kind-hearted volunteer and her elderly beneficiary who’s struggling to cope with the loss of his child.


Chronicling the ambitions of a B-boy dancer, Windmill follows his journey of overcoming self-doubt in the pursuit of his dreams.

The season season of 20/20: The Temasek Short Film Project is officially underway. If you’re a film enthusiast aged 25 and below, come and be part of the 20/20 experience! Applications are open till 23 July 2017. For more information, head over to www.project20twenty.sg


Teenage April Issue: The Hackathon

31 Mar 2017 by Teenage

Where they go, screams will follow – EXO’s K-pop’s biggest boy band and their sweeping phenom shows no signs of faltering. Think you know the EXO-machine? Think again.


This April, we delve into all things hack related! Be it updating your glam routine, online shopping like a pro, or getting your finances sorted, life’s a breeze when you’re equipped with shortcuts and ingenious solves to sticky situations – 108 of them to be exact.

Plus, we have freebies up for grabs! Upsize your wardrobe with our sweet apparel giveaway, courtesy of your favourite local online stores!

Also inside, ColdplayEd Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, TWICE, Tabitha Nauser and more!

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