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Teenage March Issue: March Into Spring

13 Mar 2017 by Teenage

Beauty junkie or not, you’ve definitely heard of Pony; YouTube sensation, celebrity makeup artist, and dare we say it? Queen of beauty gurus. Rising to ulzzang fame and cementing her empire with a slew of highly addictive (and informative) beauty tutorials and endorsements, Pony (Park Hye Min) is unstoppable. This March, we document her global takeover, tutorial style. 

 

Spring is officially here! Get the latest in Spring/Summer 2017 fashion and beauty trends, nifty tricks to refresh your life and space and the best dramas to binge-watch. And, we share empowerment tips in honour of International Women’s Day, plus share the stories of two millennials in pursuit of their dreams

Also inside, Zara Larsson, The Temper Trap, Eric Chou, One Ok Rock, The XX, NCT 127, FTISLAND and more!

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Teenage Dance Challenge 2017

I Light Marina Bay 2017 aka Singapore’s leading sustainable light festival is officially starting today. Over a span of 3 weeks (from 3 to 26 March), you will be able to not only admire (and take photos of/with) stunning art installations, there’s a plethora of food vendors, performances, and even an inflatable playground to check out. With it shaping up to be an extremely exciting affair, make the most of your visit with these handy tips. 

#1 Download ‘Blippar’ 

i Light Marina Bay is going paperless this year, by partnering up with Blippar, an image recognition and augmented reality app that gives users info on physical objects when scanned (or ‘blipped’). Free for download on the Apples iTune App Store or Google Play Store, visitors will be able to navigate their way through the festival trail via a digital map within the app, as well as find out art installation info and on-going F&B promos. Plus, avid selfie-takers will enjoy Blippar’s custom selfie frames – happy snapping! 

#2 Keep Your Ears Peeled

Merlion

With 20 art installations scattered around the Marina Bay area, there’s sure to be many Insta-worthy photo opportunities. But not all of ’em are just for your viewing pleasure; there are a couple of interactive displays. For example, ‘Social Sparkles’ by Toer (Netherlands) along Mist Walk lights up with movement to show hundreds of dazzling ‘fireflies’, while ‘The Body Of The Sea’ by Danny Rose Collective (France) along Merlion Park shows our beloved icon decked in a flow of colours, images and sound. Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled! 

#3 Art-Zoo 

What do a gigantic whale and a spider have in common? Being a part of our eco-system aside, these creatures are also giant inflatables in the Art-Zoo! Situated at The Float @ Marina Bay, Art-Zoo is “a culmination of experiential inflatable playgrounds and art installations in the setting of a zoological garden”. Apart from providing a wonderfully immersive experience that combines nature and art, this festival hub proves that you’re never too old to bounce around. 

Open from 5pm to 11pm on Mondays to Fridays, and 2pm to 11 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Online tickets from $13/pax, onsite door tickets from $15/pax. 

#4 Eat, Play and Repeat 

Drop by Gastrobeats, a lifestyle park for the millennials, and take your pick from the wide array of artisanal food, music performances and fringe activities to be enjoyed. Think gastronomic delights courtesy of Skewer Bar, Poke Theory and Starker, and acts from the likes of THELIONCITYBOY, Disco Hue and more. Fringe activities include Uncle Ringo’s carnival, the Marina Waterfront Bazaar, Silent Disco series, etc. Each has their own schedule time slot over the three weeks, so do check out i Light Marina Bay’s website for more info.

#5 Check out other on-going activities

As if the above activities aren’t enough, i Light Marina Bay takes it a notch higher with several workshops, campaigns and ticketed events! Highlights include HypeFest @ i Light Marina Bay where visitors can get their hands on eco-friendly gifts and snacks from over 50 labels; A Maritime Journey In The Fullerton Heritage, where you relive the stories of the forefathers of Singapore through a walking tour; and the Recharge with PacificLight event, where you can bring a picnic and watch films under the stars, while charging your phone for free at the PacificLight charging stations. Other events include various yoga workshops, the Students Care Service Challenge for Children 2017, and Social-Light – i Light Symposium, where you can learn all about how light plays a vital role in community building and place-making. 

Click on the relevant links for more info. 

With that being said, i Lights Marina Bay will definitely be a huge hit for locals and tourists alike. Besides bringing along your portable charger, be sure to dress in comfy attire and footwear ’cause you’ll definitely be doing loads of walking. Have fun! 

We’d love to check out your i Light Marina Bay 2017 photos, so tag us on Instagram at #TeenageMagazine or (@TeenageMagazine)!

Teenage Dance Challenge 2017

In part 2 of our Teenage Gorgeous You! (TGY) Hall of Fame, we continue our recap on our #TGYFamFavourites. TBH, we wouldn’t be surprised if you’re already following them. 

#1 Goh Liang Yu 

 

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Photographer, influencer, foodie and even dancer – these are the many hats our TGY! 2015 winner are wearing! Having recently ORD-ed not long ago (Congrats dude!), we’re looking forward to many more mouth-watering snaps from this Insta-foodie. 

#2 Gerald Png

 

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A familiar face in the local influencer scene, Gerald is quickly rising amongst the ranks with his slew of brand collaborations and freelance gigs. Apart from social media content, Gerald’s also a beatbox/music enthusiast who occasionally posts music covers to his social media platforms. 

#3 Bethia Wee 

Totally embodying #Fitspo (no pun intended), Bethia has totally transformed since her stint in TGY! 2014. From Latin dancer/wushu extraordinaire to social media influencer to competitive bodybuilder and now heading the business development department at a start-up, Bethia’s definitely been keeping her eyes on the prize. 

#4 Cherylene Chan 

One of our youngest TGY! contestants ever, we first met Cherylene at TGY! 2014 and boy did she leave an impression. And her social media following is very impressive considering she’s only 18 years old. Currently a full-time student, you can find her on her various socials (Instagram, AskFm, and YouTube, etc.).

#5 Vanessa Tay 

Off the TGY! 2014 runway and on to countless others, Vanessa is an active TVB artiste and holds the title of Miss Singapore Chinese International 2015. Currently juggling between her school and work commitments, the budding star plans to relocate to Hongkong to further her career! 

#6 Keefe Kayvan

 

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Currently pursuing his degree, Keefe’s bubbly personality shines through on his social media feeds. Catch him on YouTube for refreshing beauty and lifestyle content – the local scene honestly needs more male beauty influencers, so we’re glad Keefe’s doing his thang! 

#7 Cornelius Koh 

 

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If you were into Maplestory back in the day, you might have heard of Cornelius: he was somewhat a legend amongst MSEA players for being the first player to hit the max of level 200. There are even several forum threads dedicated to the mysterious Mr_Yandao! Despite hanging up his keyboard quite a few years back, Cornelius still maintains a sizable following on Instagram, where he posts everything from selfies, to shots with Mediacorp’s finest, and more. 

#8 Cassandra Tan

 

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Fashion, beauty and lifestyle – TGY! 2015 finalist Cassandra covers all the bases with her super strong Insta-game. With her stint as a Clozette ambassador and guest blogger at My Fat Pocket, watch out for more curated content from this petite lady! 

Who were your TGY favourites? Comment down below to let us know. Check out part 1 here – in the meantime, we’re looking for the next TGY! 2017 social media star! If you have what it takes, click here to find out more. Come join our #TGYFam! 

Teenage Dance Challenge 2017

Teenage Gorgeous You! (TGY!) has come a long way since its fetus pageant days, and we’ve seen more than our fair share of talented TGY-hopefuls. In lieu of the upcoming TGY! 2017, we decided to check up on some of our #TGYFamFavourites, starting with our finalists from the most recent 2016 edition! 

#1 Chelsea Teng 

Since winning TGY! 2016, Chelsea has not only been steadily growing her social media following; she has also been keeping busy with a steady stream of freelance assignments, ranging from writing, to social media and events management. Spot her guest appearance on Eden Ang’s 12 Types Of Singaporean Male Clubbers!

#2 Leon Markcus 

 

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Our resident musician, Leon Markcus blew us away with an a capella rendition of ‘Killer Clowns’, off his debut EP, Mannequin. The TGY! 2016 finalist is hard at work promoting his music through various social media platforms – he released the MV for ‘Killer Clowns’ a couple of months back. Check it out here and remember to #SupportLocal! 

#3 Low Xinyi 

 

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Xinyi might have joined TGY! 2016, but her best talent lies in dancing. Part of an amazing K-pop dance crew named HTL (Hate To Love),  we first met her through the Teenage Dance Challenge – you could say she danced her way into our hearts. HTL is pretty active in the local dance scene, but seeing as Xinyi’s currently on an overseas study trip, fans would just have to wait patiently till she’s back! 

#4 Johnstan Chua 

 

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Should we even be surprised at the level of makeup skills our TGY! 2016 Gorgeous Skin winner, has? A simple click onto Johnstan’s Instagram feed shows off his amazing ability to transform into any K-drama/anime/mythical character you can imagine. Apart from his cosplaying, Johnstan has been dabbling with acting, snagging his first minor role on Channel 8’s Mightest Mother-In-Law.   

#5 Benjamin Tan 

 

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Our TGY! 2016 first runner-up is a man of many ambitions. Aside from being a content creator for his platforms, Ben is also currently studying while providing brands with PR and social media management services. Talk about being well-rounded!  

Wait, we’re not done.  Stay tuned for more TGY Hall of Famers – but in the meantime, click this link to sign up for Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017. We’d love to welcome you into our TGY fam!

Teenage Dance Challenge 2017

Happenings

#BuySingLit So Lit, You Just Can't Miss It

23 Feb 2017 by Chew Hui Ling

Let’s face it: as much as we are obsessed with new technology, there’s nothing quite like burying your nose in a good ol’ book. From 24 to 26 February, avid bookworms can revel in the literary playground that is #BuySingLit – a #SupportLocal movement where you can indulge in storytelling sessions, go on book treasure hunts, watch stories come to life through interactive installations and more. With over 40 programmes for you to choose from, there’s plenty to satisfy your inner bibliophile. Here’s our pick of exciting activities you shouldn’t miss out on!

Whisper through the telephones

#BuySingLit The Whispering Wallpaper

Relive the old-fashioned days of tin can telephones (aka lover’s phone) with this interactive collage of whimsical illustrations adapted from local authors. The magic lies within each character on the wall, which allows visitors to hear whispers of an excerpt from the picture book where the character is from via a ‘listening cup’. Plus, it totally makes for a relationship goals-worthy shot!

The Whispering Wallpaper
Date: 24 – 26 Feb
Venue: Plaza Singapura
Admission: Free

Stitch your heart out

#BuySingLit SingLit Stitch BooksActually

Pop by BooksActually and check out the beautiful artworks displayed around the book store, each featuring a quote from a work of Singapore literature – all meticulously stitched up by embroidery artist Jamie Teo.

SingLit Stitch
Date:
24 Feb, 6pm – 9pm
Venue: BooksActually, 9 Yong Siak Street
Admission: Free

Discover poems on the streets

#BuySingLit Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalks

When it rains and you’re taking a stroll along the Singapore Art Museum, stop and look down; you might just stumble upon secret poems of well-loved local verses stamped on the sidewalk, which will only magically show itself when it pours. Try spotting as many as you can!

Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalk
Date:
From 20 Feb
Venue: Singapore Art Museum
Admission: Free

Design your own story

#BuySingLit StoryCards Games Club

Not your ordinary deck of cards, aspiring writers can enjoy dreaming up your own story based on the imagery – planting metaphors, foreshadowing the next plot twist… oh, and don’t forget that annoying cliffhanger. Who knows, perhaps it won’t be long before you get to pen an actual novel!

StoryCards Games Club
Date:
26 Feb, 1pm – 2pm; 6 – 8 pm
Venue: VivoCity, West Boulevard; National Library Building, Plaza
Admission: Free 

Take home a piece of lit

#BuySingLit Buy SingLit Festival

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books and that’s kinda the same thing, amirite? At this two-day book fair, not only are you able to get your hands on literary works from established and independent authors, you can also sit in for programmed talks which offers you a cohesive perspective of Singapore’s literature scene.

Buy SingLit Festival
Date:
25 & 26 Feb, 10am – 7pm
Venue: Gillman Barracks, Block 7
Admission: Free 

There’s a treasure trove of hidden literary gems waiting to be discovered, so be sure to show your love for Singaporean authors and content makers by supporting local! #BuySinglit is happening from 24 to 26 February. Head over to www.buysinglit.sg to find out more info!

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