Remember the infamous white/gold or black/blue dress that rocked the Internet back in 2015? Get ready for 2017’s version, in the form of these Vans Old Skool sneakers. 

First appearing on Facebook, this unassuming photo of a pair of Vans Old Skool shoes came accompanied a mind-boggling question that divided the Internet once more: “Mint and grey or pink and white???”

Needless to say, the baffling photo went viral as netizens debated over the actual colour combination, even bringing out various conspiracy theories and their Photoshop skills – the Teenage team was equally split between both choices as well.

Then, there were the netizens who just wanted some peace. 

What colour do you see? Let us know the comment section!

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17 Exciting Things To Do In Singapore This October!

5 Oct 2017 by Germaine Cheah

October marks the start of the last quarter of 2017, but even though the year’s beginning to wind down, there are still a multitude of events to keep you occupied this month. Get ready, ’cause it’s time to fill up your calendar! 

Comedy at Canvas with Kumar: October Edition

comedy at canvas with kumar

Ever since the early nineties, Kumar has undoubtedly been our country’s leading comic and drag queen through years of cracking relentless jokes and performing lip-synching sets. But besides his entertainment talents, Kumar is also admired for his bravery to speak up for LGBTQ issues and those pertaining to local politics. So, for every Tuesday night in October, come on down to Canvas and enjoy a night of laughs, cries, and unabashed honesty from this legend. 

Date: 10, 17, 24 and 31 October
Admission Prices: From $25 onwards
Location: Canvas

For more information, please click here.

Architecture and Photography of the Pioneer Generation

Architecture & Photography of the Pioneer Generation

Inspired by photographer John Clang’s fascination with time and space, the curatorial team from the Singapore Institute of Architects put out an open call inviting seniors of Singapore to submit their impression of our nation through photography. From places where they grew up in, to buildings going through massive changes, all the submissions are now included in a landmark collaborative exhibition, hoping to expose Singapore’s built environment from the perspective of the pioneer generation.

Date: 4 October – 15 October
Admission Prices: Free
Location: DECK

For more information, please click here.

Discipline The City Exhibition

discipline the city

Take a walk around the city, what do you see? With a landscape constantly assaulted by ERP gantries, pavement studs and open plazas that masquerade as public space, everyone knows exactly where he or she should be. Housed within a former power station, this exhibition is a response to the question of control, access, and politics of space, designed as an anti-building with misaligned spaces ranging from a failed museum, a punk-in residence, to a bruising narrative of trapdoors in a dungeon.

Date: 4 October – 22 October
Admission Prices: Free
Location: The Substation

For more information, please click here.

To Be Fair

To Be Fair

In support of AWARE and Daughters of Tomorrow, this charity silent auction features 23 works from the 10 members of the Uncanned Art cooperative, and is each artist’s view of the gender equality topic. All proceeds from the event will go to the Aashita Foundation, a non-profit organisation for orphaned children in Jaipur, India. 

Date: 6 October
Admission Prices: Free
Location: Hotel Vagabond Singapore

For more information, please click here.



Get ready to tickle your funny bone as the gravity-defying comedic sensation is back in Singapore for its 30,000th show. Set in a typical Korean household, the JUMP family is anything but normal. Expect an awe-inspiring fistful of high-flying moves, sidesplitting antics and all-round entertainment. 

Date: 6 October – 8 October
Admission Prices: From $38 onwards
Location: Resorts World Theatre 

For more information, please click here.

Forever Young

forever young

Previously pillars of the Singapore arts scene, a group of actors are now residents of a nursing home. Looked after by no-nonsense Sister Sara, they still think that they’re nimble enough to belt out musical theatre numbers, rock classics and perform scenes from local television shows. Performing tracks from Bruno Mars to Britney Spears, and even Led Zeppelin, these ‘elderly’ will prove that age is just a (musical) number. 

Date: 11 October – 21 October
Admission Prices: From $40 onwards
Location: SOTA Drama Theatre

For more information, please click here.

Paper Citizen

paper citizen

After a move to Boston four years ago to pursue training in the recording arts, Claire Goh is back in her hometown with her indie-rock project, Paper Citizen. Blending crisp vocals with lyrical intimacy, spacious guitars and organic rhythms, come connect with Claire on a deeply personal level as she sings about falling in love, heartbreak, the feeling of loneliness, and creating a home away from home in Boston. 

Date: 12 October
Admission Prices: Free entry
Location: Artistry Space

For more information, please click here.

GameStart 2017

gamestart 2017

Get your geek on at the ultimate gaming convention, featuring a mega lineup of blockbuster game showcases, augmented reality treats and tons of cosplay fun. Don’t leave without taking home some of the fan-made merchandise at the Doujin Market – psst, there are over 150 booths for you to indulge in this year!

Date: 12 October – 15 October
Admission Prices: From $12 onwards
Location: Suntec Halls 401, 402 and 403 

For more information, please click here.

Asian Youth Theatre Festival

asian youth theatre festival

Cue the curtains for the first ever Asian Youth Theatre Festival! Featuring young talents across Asia, the three-day festival showcases a repertoire of original theatrics and live performances celebrating cultural diversity. If you have a flair for drama, you can even try your hand at one of the workshops hosted by the participating youth theatres. 

Date: 13 October – 15 October
Admission Prices: *SCAPE
Location: From $15 onwards

For more information, please click here.

Teenage Dance Challenge Finals

teenage dance challenge 2017

Our annual Teenage Dance Challenge is back and bigger than ever! The 8th edition opens the dance floor to two main categories – Rookie and Open – where contestants will battle it out, street dance style. In addition, we’ve also added the K-pop Dance Cover which will see K-pop enthusiasts bringing their favourite choreographies to life! Come on over to NEX and get ready to be impressed as you watch our awesome contestants slay the dance floor on 14 October!

Date: 14 October
Admission Prices: Free
Location: NEX B2 Event Plaza

For more information, please click here.

Rock and Indie Festival

rock and indie festival

Time to get your #supportlocal on, guys! Featuring an all local line-up of LASALLE students, alumni and top local artistes, get on your feet and jam to the beat of an array of original rock and independent music at Singapore’s first-ever Rock and Indie Festival. 

Date: 14 October
Admission Prices: Free
Location: Lasalle College of the Arts

For more information, please click here.

Jumping Big Party Singapore

jumping big party

For four hours, come and be a part of an extravagant and electrifying gathering of local and international jumpers on 400 trampolines at the first ever Jumping Big Party in Singapore! In addition, all the proceeds made from this event will go to New Hope Community Services, a charity that helps to provide support and shelters for families and individuals in crisis. Exercising for a good cause has never been this easy! 

Date: 21 October
Admission Prices: $149
Location: Singapore Expo Hall 5

For more information, please click here.

The PA

trdo recital

Bringing to the stage their first ever dance musical recital, TRDO is ready to entertain audiences with a story that follows a young girl’s journey from a small town to the big city. Get ready to be enthralled by the amazing talents from the dance company as they dance and sing their way into your hearts. 

Date: 21 October
Admission Prices: From $22 onwards
Location: Drama Centre Theatre

For more information, please click here.

Taeyang White Night World Tour


Two years after his last solo concert, Taeyang will be returning to our shores for a one-night-only gig! We’ve heard the album, but nothing beats seeing the BIGBANG vocal powerhouse perform the White Night tracks live. 

Date: 27 October
Admission Prices: To Be Announced
Location: The Star Theatre

For more information, please click here.

Paw Fest 2017

paw fest 2017

Who ever said that our furkids can’t celebrate Halloween? For the last weekend of October, head on down to 112 Katong for a spooky fair jam-packed with activities like pet adoption drives, vet talks and trainer demos. Plus, there will also be a specially curated weekend market featuring lots of chic pet accessories, doggy treats, fashionable trinkets and more!

Date: 27 October – 29 October
Admission Prices: Free
Location: 112 Katong

For more information, please click here.

Jazz For Dogs

jazz for dogs

Calling all lovers of dogs and jazz, this one’s for you! Join some of Singapore’s top jazz musicians in raising awareness of the plight of stray and abandoned dogs around our little red dot. The best part? You don’t even need to prepare anything. Picnic baskets filled with food, drinks and other fantastic goodies will be pre sold (all proceeds will be given to Action for Singapore Dogs to help with the extensive medical expenses) to complement your evening full of love, joy and song. 

Date: 29 October
Admission Prices: $88/couple
Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

For more information, please click here.

USS Halloween Horror Nights 7


It’s that time of the year again to unleash your inner scream queen (or king). With a smorgasbord of haunted houses and scare zones, this year’s edition is said to be the most sinister one yet. Horror junkies can even immerse themselves in a Walking Dead-esque experience – laser tag style.

Date: Now till 29 October
Admission Prices: From $60 onwards
Location: Universal Studios Singapore

For more information, please click here.

What else will you be up to this October? Let us know in the comments below!

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Who cares if you can’t physically join the Mane Six on their epic My Little Pony: The Movie adventure? You’ll now be able to get your hands on uber cute limited edition My Little Pony Ez-Link cards so the crew can accompany you on your journeys on public transport instead! 


Fans of My Little Pony can get their hands on four limited edition designs, released in conjunction with the My Little Pony: The Movie release on 2 November. Available exclusively at all 12 Golden Village locations and on the GV website at $10 each (not inclusive of any load value), mark your calendars for every Thursday from 5 October onwards. 

Which design do you wanna snag the most? Let us know in the comment section! 

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The annual Halloween Horror Nights has long been a staple event for avid horror enthusiasts, upping the ante every year with themes from the supernatural-driven scares at Old Changi Hospital to haunting revivals of our beloved childhood fairytales. But 2017’s edition promises a whole new level of fear – one that’ll resonate deep within the millennial mind.

Returning for it’s seventh run, it’s little coincidence that Halloween Horror Nights 7 (HHN7) brings with it the Sinisters, a deadly reinvention of seven modern day sins – Cruelty, Deception, Malice, Manipulation, Narcissism, Perversion and Obsession. Spread across five terrifying haunted houses, two scare zones and two killer shows, expect heart-pounding moments and scares at every turn. 

HHN7 The 7 Sinisters 1 HHN7 The 7 Sinisters 2

Zombie Laser Tag Experience

Channel your Walking Dead fantasies into this Zombie Laser Tag Experience that sees teams of four working together to ‘kill’ the zombie horde with laser tag gear. Maneuver through the horror-filled maze in this ultimate fight for survival.

Enjoy this experience by upgrading your ticket at $38

Haunted House: Death Mall | Sin: Malice


Going shopping? Beware the vengeful spirits roaming Death Mall – malicious ghosts who haunt the building after it collapsed due to a structural failure. They’re seeking revenge on the owner, but they might just prey on the innocent too. 

Haunted House: Inside the Mind | Sin: Obsession

HHN7 Inside the Mind haunted house

Venture into the psyche of a “deeply depraved force of evil” and experience its ‘evolution’ into a full-blown terror through Night Terrors, Inner Demons and Tormented Souls. 

Haunted House: Hex | Sin: Manipulation


Spells, hex and sorcery galore – step foot into a cursed abode filled with evil relics and antiques at every corner. And beware the Midnight Man, a manipulative witch doctor and shaman who will play havoc with weak minds and feeble hearts. 

Haunted House: Make the Cut | Sin: Narcissism

The Gore-Pop wave has swept the world but what goes on behind this twisted scene? Step foot into where the (black) magic begins, where Gore-ditions, X-scream makeovers and crazed G-Pop wannabes take centre stage. 

Haunted House: Terrorcotta | Sin: Cruelty


The Empress beckons you into her Terror-cotta palace. Witness a horrifying horde of terrorcotta soldiers accompanying Empress Qing’s cruel quest to become the most powerful female ruler in ancient China. 

Scare Zone: Pilgrimage of Sin


Wander amongst the lost souls and fanatics who have gathered to pay penance and plead for absolution from the unleashing of the deadlier sins. The Guardians of the Gate, the Devotees and the Keepers and Seekers of Sin roam the pilgrimage grounds, keeping order and wrecking havoc. 

Scare Zone: Happy Horror Days | Sin: Perversion


Happy Horror Days! Love the holidays? You might wanna think twice with this sick revamp of everyone’s favourite time of the year(s). From gremlins at Christmas to bloodied up cherubs, to the depraved Easter bunny, you’d never want the holidays to come again. 

Live Show: Laboratorium | Sin: Deception


Death, despair and horribly twisted experiments – find out what truly happened during the Black Death as plague doctors use live humans as test subjects in a bid to find the cure for the plague. 

Live Show: Slice of Life Tour | Sin: Narcissism


The Slit Face Girls are making their live debut when the clashing of a zealous fan and an overprotective bodyguard turns into a bloody affair. K-pop fans would be familiar with the gory possibilities this show explores. 

Photos: Resorts World Sentosa

Halloween Horror Nights 7 runs from 29 September to 29 October, tickets from $68 onwards. Visit to book your tickets now.

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8 Basic Tips For A Smooth Flight Experience

26 Sep 2017 by Teenage

Flying for the first time? To help you make your virgin flight experience a fuss-free one, follow these tips to keep your airplane etiquette in check.

To Recline Or Not To Recline?

While you certainly have to right to recline your seat especially when travelling for long hours or through the night, be mindful not to throw your seat so far back that you risk spilling over any drinks or colliding with the knees of the passenger behind. Practice the courtesy of alerting said person in advance that you’d be leaning back so they can get any items out of the way.

Off With The Metal

Here’s a tip – make sure you’ve emptied pockets of loose change, belt buckles accessories and other metal objects that may set off the metal detector while waiting in line at airport security checkpoints. That way, you won’t have to fumble around to separate your possessions while holding up the queue!

Keep Calm & (Don’t) Hog On

Fighting for space in the overhead compartments is an inevitable war. Let’s face it: nobody wants to go through the hassle of checking luggage and that leads to unruly passengers smashing their bulky carry-ons into the overhead bin without regard about potentially damaging the belongings of others. Make it a point to adhere to the airline’s cabin baggage sizing guidelines and chuck smaller bags below your seat to avoid taking up overhead space.

Turn Down The Volume

We’ve all been there: people making phone calls at 30,000 feet in the air, speaking at the top of their voices and blasting music at full volume when you’re trying to get some shut-eye. Don’t be the one guilty of this – keep conversations to a low whisper and take note of the volume on your electronic devices to avoid disrupting your neighbours You don’t want ‘em calling in the flight attendant to fix the situation!

Patience Is A Virtue

Hey buddy, are you in a rush? Unless you’re on a private jet or plane or have other practical reasons, avoid making a beeline for the exit as soon as the plane lands to allow passengers in the front rows to alight first. In fact, making your departure in an orderly manner helps to speed up the process sans the squeezing and pushing. Let’s keep it classy folks!

Dress Comfy

Sitting for 10 hours in the air with minimal leg room and exercise makes comfort an essential key to surviving your flight though you don’t have to skimp on style. Make sure to layer your outfits, throwing in a versatile cardigan or jacket so that you can keep warm on the flight and remove those layers once you reach your (warmer) destination. Also, wear a pair of comfortable shoes or sandals that you can easily slip on or off to breeze through those security checkpoints or to run in while catching your flight.

Stay Fresh

Thinking of cutting those nails while in your seat? That’s a big no-no. The plane is not your home and those flight hours should not be spent grooming yourself in full view of everyone else. However, you should still keep up your personal hygiene especially on long haul flights, your neighbours would definitely appreciate the lack of odd smells wafting through the cabin – just do the freshen ‘in up in the loo.

Arm Rest Dilemma

When you’re in the air, every bit of space matters. So what’s one to do in the case of shared armrests? In such a case, as the passengers seated at the sides have access to the window and aisle respectively, priority should be given to the passenger in the middle seat who has the least view/space. Just remember to tell your neighbours politely that you want the space.  

Featured image: Sofia Sforza on Unsplash

This article was adapted from the July 2017 issue of Teenage. 

 What are some of your travel tips? Share them with us in the comment section! 

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