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.

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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.

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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!



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.


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.



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.


F1 2018

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.



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.



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.


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.



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.



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!

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.

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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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When it comes to planning itineraries, Anywhr proves that it’s best to head off the beaten track. Back in early 2017, two travel enthusiasts kickstarted this innovative local startup to introduce fellow nomads to lesser-known corners of the world. But here’s a surprise: destinations are to remain a secret until the day you depart, all in the name of spontaneity. We spoke to millennial lady boss and serial globetrotter Zelia Leong, to find out more about this homegrown brand.

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What was the inspiration behind Anywhr?

I got sick of going on holidays with my family and friends, as it always consisted of rushing to tick off checklists, taking photos at famous landmarks, and stuffing our bags with souvenirs. A few years ago, I left my then-job and went to Europe on a one-way ticket. I did not know what to expect, did no research at all, and just decided on my next city based on local recommendations. It turned out to be a life-changing journey of self-discovery and exploration.

After the trip, I realised that the fondest memories I looked back on weren’t the landmarks I took photos of, or the fancy restaurants I dined at – it was every single person I met, scenarios I encountered, and the times when I just sat on the train staring out the window and seeing things through a new perspective.

You’ve been planning trips for people from all walks of life. Any interesting stories to share?

Anywhr travellers are super cool! From father-daughter trips to honeymoons, our travellers surprise us as much as we have surprised them. We had a couple that went straight to the airport on their surprise holiday after registering their marriage. There was also a solo female traveller who lost her travelogue en route to her hotel, but remained positive about it and simply went with the flow to discover her destination. These really inspired our team.

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If you could design a Zelia-themed trip for yourself, how would you want it to be?

It’d definitely be unplanned and spontaneous, somewhere out of the city with lots of natural landscapes such as mountains and oceans. I always wonder where would my team send me to if I booked an Anywhr trip – it’s definitely in the works!

What travel essentials do you always keep in your luggage?

A travel padlock, notebook and headphones!

Being a seasoned explorer yourself, what’s a piece of advice you would give first-time travellers?

The same as what we tell all our travellers – simply give in to the unknown and explore with an open mind! It’s more difficult than it sounds as we tend to want control over our activities and feel that we can maximise our time better with tight planning and schedules. However, sometimes that leaves us more tired than before and at the end of the trip, you’ll feel like you didn’t experience anything new since you already knew what you were going to do on your holiday.

Launching a local startup is no easy feat. How did you get your business off the ground?

It will require lots of hard work, learning from our travellers, understanding their needs and improving from their feedback. Starting a business is easy – sustaining and growing it is the hard part. What’s the most challenging and most rewarding aspect of starting your own venture? It’s just amazing to think about where we were a year ago – two people in Starbucks using free Wi- Fi to build a template website, to a strong team today that is growing so fast we have to put desks in our office pantry to sit more people.

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What do you hope to see happen in the near future for local businesses?

I’d definitely wish to see more knowledge being shared around and more support for one another. It’s an exciting time to do cool stuff!

Lastly, are there any exciting plans in store for you?

We just launched the latest version of our website with a brand new design for better ease of use, as well as some additional features our travellers have been requesting for! We also hope to share more of their inspiring stories. Our vision is to help people discover more about the world and themselves – in ways they would never have done before.

Visit Anywhr to go on the adventure of your lifetime now!

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