Mention Christmas and the first thing that comes to mind is probably the annual Christmas street light-up that adorn Orchard Road – and this year’s edition is no exception. 

For the first time ever, Orchard Road will be welcoming everyone’s beloved characters from Disney and Pixar to be part of the festivities, including the likes of Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Elsa and Woody. Titled ‘Disney Magical Moments’, the Disney-themed affair is set to dazzle from 10 November 2018 all the way to 1 January 2019.

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Nearly 3km of the iconic shopping belt will be occupied, featuring four distinct zones that take on varying Disney themes: Disney Princess (Tanglin Mall to Shaw House), Mickey Mouse & Friends (ION Orchard to Mandarin Gallery), Frozen ([email protected] to Orchard Central), and Toy Story (Orchard Central to Plaza Singapura).

Set Piece (Mickey _ Minnie)

While you’re busy exploring the different themed zones, don’t forget to check out the star of the show – a spectacular display of glittery lights that can be seen arching across the Orchard Road-Paterson Road junction. In addition, there will be lots of Instagram-worthy opportunities with life-sized set pieces featuring Disney characters.

The Great Christmas Village returns from 15 November to 26 December 2018 at Ngee Ann City, which features an exciting array of activities such as amusement park rides, pop-up retail stores, a food village and craft beer bar, as well as nightly live performances. What better way to celebrate Christmas?

Disney Magical Moments will take place from 10 November 2018 to 1 January 2019 along Orchard Road.

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Dog days getting you down? Don’t let the scorching temperatures dampen your spirits – we’ve got just the spot where you can chill out and cool off away from the sweltering heat. 

With the school holidays in full swing, why not gather your pals for a fun-filled day on ice at Singapore’s first and only Olympic-sized ice skating rink? Enter The Rink at JCube, which not only offers a welcome respite from the current heatwave, but also serves as the perfect hangout place to host after-school gatherings, class outings or even alumni reunions. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s surrounded by plenty of delicious F&B options, so you can grab a bite and soak up the vibes before joining in the action.

The Rink

The Rink provides an extensive variety of classes, events and activities for everyone – whether you’re an ice skating ace or a first-time skater. For the beginners, there are basic Learn-to-Skate lessons ($171.20) available to ensure you get the fundamental techniques covered. If you’re already a veteran in the rink, you can even take your ice skating skills up a notch by signing up for Advance Learn-to-Skate Class ($214), where you can try dabbling in Olympic winter sports such as figure skating, speed skating and ice hockey. These classes are guided by NROC-certified coaches so rest assured you’ll be in the good hands of seasoned professionals.

The Rink

Can’t get enough of ice skating? Here’s a pro tip: get yourself a Skater’s Play Pass ($196 for 20 sessions) to help you save more than 40% when you ice skate at The Rink. Don’t say bo jio!

Now, head out there and skate away!

Admission details:
Adult: $14
Child (Pri 6 and below): $12
Skate Boots Rental: $4
Skating Aid Rental: $11 / $15

This post was brought to you by JCube.

The Rink is located at JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1 #03-11, Singapore 609731. Head over to their public skating calendar to check out the opening hours.

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Goodbye August, hello September! August was filled with plenty of awesome events from Hyperplay to Singapore Night Festival, but this month’s about to get real lit with tons of exciting activities in store – from racing action to gourmet feasts, geek mayhem to K-pop madness. Mark your calendars!

NOW TILL 8 SEP: SINGAPORE SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2018

SINGAPORE SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2018

Celebrate all things science and explore the exponential possibilities of Artificial Intelligence through an inventive lineup of more than 50 activities, workshops and games. This year’s programme features past favourites including Singapore Maker Extravaganza and X-periment! @ one-north Festival, alongside a few new additions that involve some very exciting collaborations. It’s time to get your geek on!

Visit Singapore Science Festival 2018 for more information.

7 TO 9 SEP: HALLYUPOPFEST 2018

HallyuPopFest 2018

Fuel your K-appetite at the biggest K-pop music festival in South East Asia! The inaugural HallyuPopFest 2018 will see 21 of K-pop’s biggest names like Wanna One, NCT 127, Taeyeon, BTOB and more grace the stage. You will also get to meet numerous talented rising stars such as UNB, MOMOLAND and Dreamcatcher.

Tickets from $148, visit Sports Hub Tix for more information.

8 & 9 SEP: SINGAPORE TOY, GAMES & COMIC CONVENTION 2018

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Singapore’s largest pop culture convention is back, bigger and better than ever before! Apart from the usual lineup, this two-day extravaganza will also be celebrating Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 10th anniversary where fans will get to meet their favourite Marvel creators and artists including Marvel Studios’ Head of Visual Development, Ryan Meinerding.

Tickets from $10, visit STGCC for more information.

14 TO 16 SEP: FORMULA ONE NIGHT RACE

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Fasten your seatbelts for non-stop entertainment on and off the track at the 2018 Formula One Night Race! Soak up the electric atmosphere around you as you catch the most explosive race action and thrilling performances from some of the hottest music acts like The Killers, Dua Lipa and Jay Chou.

Tickets from $78, visit Singapore GP for more information.

15 SEP: DAN & PHIL 2018 WORLD TOUR ‘INTERACTIVE INTROVERTS’

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Come for the accent, stay for the existential crisis. Iconic YouTube duo Dan and Phil will be bringing their new stage show titled Interactive Introverts to Singapore, which is set to be an epic interactive experience of rants, roasts, battles, stories and surprises that is guaranteed to make you cringe, laugh and all at once.

Tickets from $30, visit SISTIC for more information.

21 SEP: SEVENTEEN CONCERT ‘IDEAL CUT’ 2018

SEVENTEEN IDEAL CUT CONCERT 2018 SINGAPORE

Having sold out tickets to their concerts in Seoul, the talented triple-threat cover boys of our latest issue are coming to Singapore with their highly-anticipated concert tour IDEAL CUT. Get ready to be mesmerised by the irresistible charms of SEVENTEEN as they put on an unforgettable show!

Tickets from $98, visit Sports Hub Tix for more information.

27 TO 30 SEP: THE GREAT FOOD FESTIVAL

The Great Food Festival 2018

Returning for its second year, experience a celebration of gastronomic adventures at The Great Food Festival 2018. Relish in mouthwatering gourmet delights from celebrity chefs that are sure to tantalise your senses. Don’t forget to leave room for some of those Insta-perfect sweet treats made by world-renowned patissiers!

Tickets from $30, visit The Great Food Festival 2018 for more information.

28 SEP: YOONA ‘SO WONDERFUL DAY’ FANMEETING TOUR

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Shortly after her swift appearance on our shores as the brand ambassador of Korean fashion label H:CONNECT back in July, Girls’ Generation darling Yoona is returning to Singapore for her very own solo fanmeeting. SONEs can look forward to an intimate night with our resident Hallyu goddess as she presents lots of fan interactions and enthralling performances.

Tickets from $98, visit APACTix for more information.

29 SEP: THE COLOR RUN ‘2018 HERO TOUR’

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The happiest 5K run is back this year with a superhero theme, complete with brand new colour zones where you will receive double the colour when you enter. With an all-new participant kit, new course elements and a super-charged Finish Festival, will you answer the call to be a #TCRHero?

Tickets from $65, visit The Color Race Singapore for more information.

Which September event has got you most excited for? Let us know in the comments!

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This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival got a whole lot cuter with over 2,000 Tsum Tsum characters lighting up VivoCity’s SkyPark! A spin to the colourful cellophane lanterns of yesteryears, these quirky lanterns take the form of your beloved Disney and Pixar characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Winnie The Pooh and Nemo.

Tsum Tsum

Happening from now till 30 September, head down to the third-level SkyPark to witness this spectacular display in its full glory. There are four magical zones to explore: the super Instagrammable Tunnel of Love adorned with lanterns of your favourite characters, the Frozen-themed Wishing Wonderland where you can release a wish and proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Cancer Foundation, the Fairytale Garden that’s home to the Disney princesses, as well as the Mickey and Minnie centrepiece that’s made up of 1,500 lanterns.

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What’s more, you get to score an exclusive Disney Tsum Tsum EZ-Link card when you spend a minimum of $250, limited to the first 150 shoppers daily on weekdays and first 350 shoppers daily on weekends. Tsum Tsum junkies, it’s time to go on a shopping spree!

Disney Tsum Tsum Mid-Autumn Celebration of Love is happening from now till 30 September 2018 at the VivoCity SkyPark (Level 3).

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18 Eco-Friendly Yet Stylish Alternatives To Help You Ditch Plastic Straws

30 Aug 2018 by Jasmine Ong

Since the viral video from 2015 where a sea turtle had a plastic straw extracted from its nostril, there’s been a growing concern about our reliance on plastic straws among today’s millennials.

It’s reported that Singaporeans use about 2.2 million straws a day, and it’s estimated that by 2050, this would result in an increase of more plastics than the amount of fishes in the ocean. But aside from the harmful effects on the environment, the incessant plastic pollution has also skyrocketed the mortality rate of marine life to a staggering 50%.

To help create a pattern for society to be less plastic-reliant, major companies like Starbucks have since announced a global no-straw policy that will be put into effect within the next few years. But change can’t happen unless we do our part. By simply adopting the use of a reusable straw, we can cultivate this little habit and encourage others to do the same. Not to mention, you’re going to look très chic doing your part for the environment!

Click through the gallery to see 18 reusable yet fancy AF straws that will inspire you to help make plastic sips a thing of the past.

More related stories: 6 Eco-Friendly Brands To Add To Your Beauty Collection In 201810 Fun Everyday Ways To Go Green In 2018

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