Teenage October Issue: The #Throwback Issue

28 Sep 2016 by Teenage

BLACKPINK’s in the area! The first girl group to debut from YG Entertainment in seven years, BLACKPINK’s unique blend of signature YG-style music and idol-worthy pretty looks has whipped the industry into a frenzy. We find out if these rookie chart-toppers are truly worth the hype.

Image: Warner Music SIngapore


Have some fun this October with our throwback issue! Inside, we feature the best of all things old school – think tech gadgets, video game app adaptations, the hottest beauty looks, and more. And, we explore cool occupations that would’ve seemed ridiculous a mere decade ago, plus hipster hawker spots you should definitely check out.

Read all about exclusive interview with Tosh Zhang and find out what went down during our chat with Kang Ha Neul. Also inside, Shawn Mendes, Sezairi Sezali, Lilly Singh, Zoella, Troye Sivan and more!

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

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The Final Showdown At Teenage Gorgeous You! 2016

13 Sep 2016 by Venetia Sng

A full month of challenges was completed with blood, sweat and tears (okay, maybe just a lot of sweat), and it all came down to our Teenage Gorgeous You! The Social Challenge 2016 finals held at 5 Little Monkeys Cafe. If you didn’t catch the live updates on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, here’s a recap on what went down that day!

The theme was ‘Be Gorgeous’ and we had tons of activities for everyone to take part in to help them feel as gorgeous as they are on the inside!

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Yummy goodie bags for our lovely guests!

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Upon arrival, guests had the chance to pick a number and win a random prize from our Tikam Board

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Meet our lovely finalists!

Benjamin and Chelsea are obviously enjoying their comfy pillows at the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ station, where guests had to write down their sleep resolution and receive a pillow in return! Did you know that getting enough shut eye is essential to your health as your body repairs and detoxifies while you rest? That’s one more excuse to sleep more everyday!

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We spotted Johnstan, Joseph and Shipei quenching their thirst with a cup of tasty Mango Chamomile! Keeping hydrated is another essential part to your health as it enhances your skin, hair and nails while giving you an inner glow. So drink up now!

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How about a DIY customised facial mask? The very awesome people of ANIA Skincare had a station where everyone got a chance to make their very own facial mask made with au natural ingredients! Check out Xinyi and Leon busy mixing one of their own and finding the right formula for their complexion.

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And the last station was the usage of the sense of smell to de-stress – Here’s Xanelle and Yixin trying to identify each scent. With soothing scents like Neal’s Yard Remedies‘s Rose & Geranium Shower Gel, try to include them in your daily beauty routines to help you unwind after a long day. 

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Everyone snapped lots of photos using our cute polaroid cut outs where they shared it on Instagram. And of course we had to pick out Instagram posts with the best captions as our winners of the social media challenge where our winners went home with more awesome prizes!

Time for some food after all the jingle and mingle! 

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We also updated everyone on the exciting happenings during the competition! 

And the reason why we were all gathered, the announcement of the TGY2016 winners!

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Congratulations to Chelsea and Johnstan for winning the Teenage Gorgeous Skin awards where they walked away with $2,000 worth of cash and prizes presented by 3M Nexcare Acne Patch!

And our heartiest congrats to Xanelle (left), Benjamin (right) and Chelsea (middle) who won third, second and first respectively!

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Everyone gave in their best efforts but these three came up tops with the most creative and engaging entries!

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Group photo of all nine of our fantastic finalists! The rest didn’t go home empty handed as well! If you’ve been following their journey with us closely, you’d know that all of our TGY 2016 finalists gave their best efforts for all the challenges we threw at them and for that they are all winners in our hearts. Read all about their challenge 1, 2, 3, 4.1 and 4.2 here!

To all our gorgeous finalists, thank you for taking part in TGY 2016 and to all our lovely readers, thank you for supporting Teenage Gorgeous You! The Social Challenge 2016! Till next year!



Teenage Gorgeous You 2016: Millennial's Guide to Singapore

13 Sep 2016 by Venetia Sng

Our finalists were tasked to explore our sunny island for the second part of the final challenge for our Teenage Gorgeous You! The Social Challenge 2016! Want to know which ulu part of Singapore they covered? Read on!

Featured Image Credit: Chelsea


One of the most common thing millennials love to do when they go out is to take outfit photos, or more commonly known as OOTD shots.

Xanelle recommends taking some #OOTD shots at the colourful building which is the House of Tan Teng Niah at Little India.

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While Shipei stumbled upon this photogenic bridge near Pasir Ris park.

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And Joseph couldn’t hide his excitement of finding numerous OOTD spots and old school stuff like a pay phone that you don’t commonly see around anymore in Geylang

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#2 Shopping

Finding quaint and unusual places to shop at is definitely another activity millennials love to do.

Johnston found the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore’s Thrift Shop (MINDS Shop) whilst exploring Woodlands. Though he missed their closing time, it was a good find and we would certainly drop by for a thrift hunt next time!

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The quiet neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru is filled with charming shops like Book Actually, Strangelet, Curated Records and so many more. We’re very sure you’d be able to spend a day checking out all the shops like Chelsea here without getting bored.

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#3 Food

Rest assure that they didn’t forget about food. Heading out to eat nowadays is all about finding places with the yummiest and most Instagrammable/Snapchat worthy grub.

No matter if it’s hanging out at a small ice cream shop like Wayne’s Chill Out tucked in a hidden corner at Punggol.

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Or enjoying a hearty bowl of ban mian with a plate of fried dumplings at Geylang

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Or cafe hopping at Tiong Bahru.

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Hunting for good food is part of our culture and we are proud of it.

Want to know more about their adventures? Check out the videos below! 

Leon – Punggol

Johnstan – Woodlands

Benjamin – Telok Ayer

Joseph – Geylang

Yixin – Lakeside

If you missed out on the first part of the final challenge, watch their hilarious lip sync battle here!


Everything You Need To Know About iPhone 7

8 Sep 2016 by Venetia Sng

Finally, the new Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is out but only for preorders on the US site now. Though there aren’t any major updates from the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, the new phone still boasts some pretty impressive upgrades. Here’s everything you need to know about the spanking new phone.

#1 New colour

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The iPhone 7 is generally sleeker and lighter compared to its predecessor, 4 to 5 grams to be exact. They also have 2 new colours, Black (matte finish) and Jet Black (glossy finish), available for both 7 and 7 Plus.

PSA: It is recommended for you to get a phone cover if you’re thinking of getting the Jet Black as its glossy surface is more prone to scratches. 

#2 Water and dust proof

YES! The new iPhone is water, splash and dust resistant! No need to hide your phone from the rain or have a panic attack when your phone drops into the pool. It can be submerged for around 30 minutes and up to 1 metre deep. Now they just have to make it drop resistant for the next one.

#3 Better cameras

Hurray to better selfies! All new wide-angle lens with a f/1.8 aperture and a high-speed sensor that’s 60 percent faster than before, superior photos that can be captured from either front or back facing cameras. Also did you notice that the 7 Plus has dual cameras? It uses the same camera as the iPhone 7, but there’s another 12-megapixel camera next to it. This one’s a 56mm-telephoto lens with an f/2.8 aperture which has a built-in zoom feature. 

#4 No headphone jack

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We all saw this one coming with all the rumours going around before the release that Apple was going to do without the headphone jack for the newest iPhone. But hey look at the bright side, no more tangled wires! The AirPods has sensors to detect when you’re listening and when you’re speaking, so everything is better, just without the wires. It lasts up to 5 hours per charge and up to 24 hours if you bring the pods out in the case that it comes in. Our next question is, how to make sure that we don’t misplace any of the AirPods? They aren’t cheap you know.

#5 Higher processing power

The A10 Fusion is a 64-bit quad-core processor that’s 40 percent faster than the A9 in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The better processor also improves the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus’ graphics and it also comes with 2GB of RAM, whereas the 7 Plus offers 3GB.

#6 Longer battery life

Best news of all? The new iPhone 7 will last 2 hours more than iPhone 6S, and the iPhone 7 Plus will last 1 hour more than iPhone 6S Plus. Time for more Pokemon Go!

Preorders for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus starts on 9 September at 3pm from the Apple website. Prices start at $1,048 for a 32GB iPhone 7 and $1,248 for a 32GB iPhone 7 Plus. No word on when iPhone 7 and 7 Plus be available for preorders from our local telcos yet but no frets ’cause we’re sure it will be soon.

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There’s finally a solution for the whole Samsung Galaxy Note7 battery fiasco! In case you didn’t already know, the tech giant started a global recall for their Galaxy Note7 last Friday after reports surfaced of these devices catching fire while charging due to battery cell issues. Here’s what you need to know about getting your Samsung Galaxy Note7 replaced from 16 September to 2 October. 

1. Are you eligible for a phone replacement?

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To be eligible for the Samsung Galaxy Note7 replacement programme, your phone must be purchased from local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronic stores, authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and Saumsung Lazada Singapore Online Store.

2. How does the replacement programme work?

It’s simple. Submit your preferred mobile collection time slot online at www.samsung.com/sg/note7exchange within the booking period of 9 to 25 September. You will be able to opt for self-collection at Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 2, The Crescent by free home delivery. 

3. What’s the earliest date I will be able to receive my phone? 

While the booking period starts on 9 September, the actual Galaxy Note7 exchanges will not start till 16 September (the programme ends 2 October). In the meantime, Samsung has officially stated that “Courtesy devices are available for loan (subject to stock availability) to Galaxy Note7 customers, while they wait for their Galaxy Note7 exchange”. 

4. What will users be getting as a replacement? 

Galaxy Note7 users will be exchanging their existing Galaxy Note7 mobiles for an entirely new set in the same model and colour as purchased. 

5. What should you bring for the exchange?

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Photo credit: Pocketnow.com

Bring along your Galaxy Note7 (complete with the box and all additional accessories that came with it), the appointment email or screenshot of it, and your NRIC. The original Galaxy Note7 device has to be returned to the Customer Service Consultant before you will be able to receive your replacement set. 

6. Will users with an already damaged Galaxy Note7 still be able to replace it? 

Yes! Fortunately, Samsung will be replacing any and all Galaxy Note7 during this replacement programme, screen cracks, water damage and all. Users who have already done a one-for-one phone exchange prior to the recall will still be eligible for the exchange. Handle your new phone with care! 

7. What about users’ phone warranty? 

Don’t worry about it. In addition to the replacement sets, all Galaxy Note7 customers who participate in the exchange programme will have the warranty period on their device extended to commence from the date of the exchange

For more information, visit www.samsung.com/sg/note7exchange or call 1800-SAMSUNG. 

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