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Weekend List - Merry Christmas!

25 Dec 2015 by Teenage

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Teenage team recommends activities, music and Pinterest-DIYs to make this festive season (and long weekend) an even better one. 

VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER

VISIT: Treasures of the World from The British Museum at National Museum of Singapore

Treasures of the World from The British Museum

If you want to head to somewhere that isn’t so Christmasy, head on down to the National Museum of Singapore and explore artefacts at this highly-anticipated exhibition from the British Museum in London! Come face to face with the “unlucky mummy” falsely rumoured to have sunk the Titanic, marvel at gold jewellery from ancient Mesopotamian graves and be fascinated by the magical transformation mask from the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. Admission is free for all students and guided tours are available too!

National Museum of Singapore is located at 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

MAKE: Easy Christmas Treats

Easy-Christmas-Treats

Having guests over to your place for some festive celebrations but wayyy behind on food preparation (like me)? If you don’t mind making some DIY bites, here are some really easy treats you can cook up in this short period of time! I’m going to give these Christmas Tree Brownies a go, they look super cute and are the perfect door gifts!

LISTEN: All I Want For Christmas Is You – BOM&HI

This is the perfect emo song to listen for all you Black Jacks (including me) out there. All I want for Christmas is 2NE1 to make a comeback! I miss Bom so much I can literally listen to this song all day pining over her voice and her 4D personality. Do you guys remember how perfect 2NE1’s MAMA 2015 performance was? *sobs*

JOHANNA TEO, WRITER

WATCH: Ip Man 3

By now, I’m pretty convinced that there’s no better actor to play the role as legendary Wing Chun master Ip Man like Donnie Yen. In this third film, Ip Man stands against a crooked property developer played by none other than Mike Tyson in what’s definitely gonna be an epic showdown – also is it me or does the term ‘property developer’ not sound as menacing as it is on film? Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to seeing Yen kicking ass onscreen like he’s done in the previous two titles! 

LISTEN: ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ – Ariana Grande and Larry Lovestein (Mac Miller) 

Everyone’s recommending their pick of Christmas songs, so here’s mine! I especially love Ariana Grande and Mac Miller’s version of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’. There’s just something about the teasing lyrics and the subtle way the tune brings about the whole ‘crackling fire, snowy night’ feel that truly paints the perfect picture of Christmas to me. Happy coincidence: Ariana Grande’s our January 2016 cover girl for the first time ever, so go on and grab a copy of Teenage yeah? 

DIY: Marble Nails 

 

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I’m straying away from the usual red, green, glitter trends that adorn nails everywhere during this festive season, and marble nails are a great way to appear polished (no pun intended) yet stylishly appropriate for the entire season. Plus, it’s easy enough – all you need is some cling wrap and a few polish shades and you’re good to go! Tip: make sure your base coat is properly dried before proceeding on to paint on the colours. 

CHEW HUI LING, WRITER

VISIT: The Projector

The Projector
Credit: Justin Loh

If braving the crowd isn’t exactly your idea of a fun Christmas weekend, how ’bout seeking refuge away from the downtown madness at The Projector instead? This hipster-worthy alternative cinema showcases a carefully-curated roster of cult favourites, indie productions, local films etc. Grab a seat on their retro-cool flip-up chairs and catch the premiere of Carol on Christmas Eve, amongst other notable offerings such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Assassin, Macbeth and more. Check out The Projector’s Films & Events page for the complete schedule. And if you’ve gotten tickets to the screenings today, take a peep under your seats for a nice lil’ surprise!

The Projector is located at 6001 Beach Road, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589.

WATCH: White Christmas

White Christmas

For those of you who are heading over to your BFF’s house to chillax or simply lazing around at home, and maybe you’re too spoilt for choice on which Christmas flick to watch, I’ve got a recommendation for y’all. Don’t be fooled by its nondescript name though: White Christmas is a Korean mini series chockfull of gorgeous ulzzang hunks and babes, and while you might dismiss it as your typical rom-com trope, you’ll be surprised to find out that it’s anything but. The story’s set in a prestigious high school where all the students have already gone home for Christmas, only 8 stayed behind. Each of them receives a mysterious letter:

I kept thinking about it. When did it all begin?
You tainted me, made me pitiful.
You made me a monster in the corner.
You silenced me.
You ridiculed my false hopes.
You took the only thing I had and put it around your neck.
I held out my hand and you let go.
You deleted me from your eyes.
Finally, you overtook me.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  
After 8 days, walk up the path by the Zelkova tree.
Under the clock tower, you will find someone dead. The night that Jesus was born, I curse you. 

Well… not so much of a bubbly White Christmas drama now, is it? This show will send chills down your spine in the most intriguing, yet humanly satisfying way. Watch it and let us know how it fared in the comments below!

LISTEN: Sing For You – EXO

Following Venetia’s suggestion, here’s yet another emo track for all the depressed souls who love a good cry every now and then. Not sure why, but EXO always seemed to be sad during Christmas – ‘Miracles in December’ in 2013, ‘The Winter’s Tale’ in 2014, and now, ‘Sing For You’. This heart-wrenching ballad features the vocals of all nine members instead of the usual trio, as they waxed lyrical with intricate scenes that depict loneliness whenever they’re alone. Of course, fans can’t help but to dream up possible connections to the members who left the group… Sigh. Big hugs to all the EXO-Ls reading this!

Happy holidays everybody!

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5 Budget Vacations For Everyone

22 Dec 2015 by Rachael Lim

We are certain some of you wish you could escape from all the gatherings and gift exchanging during the festive season, however not all of us can afford a getaway every now and then. But no worries! Be it the shopaholic or the adventurer, we’ve got the budget vacation just for you.

Note: All prices were accurate at time of search, prices may fluctuate on a daily basis.

For the Shopaholic: Bangkok

Flight fare: $300 – 350
Accommodation: $20/day
Total budget for 4D/3N: $600 

Bangkok SceneryCredit: bangkok.peninsula.com

For the shopaholics, do not give Bangkok (aka shopping heaven) a miss! Super affordable clothes, accessories and shoes are abundant AND the best part is bargaining for an even lower price! But you do get what you pay for so don’t expect the quality of the clothes to be superb and try not to get overly excited and bust your budget on the first day.

Cheap Shopping At Bangkok PratunamCredit: aroimakmak

Get your shopping done at Platinum Mall and Chatuchak Market in the day and then check out the night markets at Khao San, Patpong, Rod Fai Market or Petchburi at Pratunam!

Cheap Delicious Food At Bangkok Soi 38Credit: NerdNomads

How can we forget about food?! Eat your fill at Sukhumvit Soi 38 and immerse yourself in the local dining atmosphere! Must tries are the Grilled Seafood/Meat, Thai Wanton Noodle, Phad Thai and Mango Sticky Rice. It has been said that you can have a feast there for just 150Baht (approx. $6)!

For the Scenery Lover: Phuket

Flight fare: Approximately $260 – $300
Accommodation: $50/day
Total budget for 4D/3N: $650

Old Phuket Town ThailandCredit: Phuket

If you are about soaking in the scenery and getting to know more about the culture of a place, Phuket might be your ideal destination. Consider staying at a guesthouse and travel down to locations such as the famous Patong Beach, Wat Chalong Temple, Phi Phi Island and the Big Buddha.

Phuket Thailand Patong BeachCredit: patong-sunbeach

Muay Thai At Phuket Patong BeachCredit: tripadvisor

If you’re lucky, you might even be able to catch some intense Muay Thai action aka Thai boxing at Patong Beach.

Old Phuket TownCredit: Stylearia

For somewhere off the beaten track, check out the heritage rich Old Phuket Town. You will find shrines, temples, ornate and beautifully preserved ‘shophouses’, quaint cafes, tiny printing shops, impromptu private and public museums and even a mini ex-red light district.

For the Beach Freak: Langkawi

Flight fare: Approximately $250 – $300
Accomodation: $25/day
Total budget for 4D/3N: $600

Clear Waters Of Langkawi MalaysiaCredit: Dreamstime

You need not spend a fortune just to feast your eyes on the marvellous scenery of the clear blue ocean! Laze around in Langkawi, an isle on the west coast of Malaysia, which also happens to have crystal clear waters that you can use as a backdrop for some Instagram worthy shots.

Best of all, it’s possible to book the budget friendly resorts located near the picturesque Langkawi Beach

Langkawi SnorkelingCredit: hafiez301

Travelling around would be an issue if you don’t rent a car so instead of travelling out, explore the vicinity of your resort! Stay somewhere nearby, walk down to the Pulau Payar Marine Park and sign up for the beach package that costs approximately $59.05 for a chance to snorkel and swim with the fishes. Psst.. it’s a full day thing so you don’t have to be worried about getting bored.

Langkawi Eagle Square MalaysiaCredit: amigo.my

And if you are somewhere near Langkawi’s iconic Eagle Square, make sure to take a picture there and strike it off your bucket list! 

For the History Enthusiast: Ho Chi Minh

Flight fare: Approximately $260 – $280
Accomodation: $20/day
Total budget for 4D/3N: $550

Vietnam Ho Chi MinhCredit: vietnamtravelgroup.com.vn

People with the passion to learn more about what happened during the Vietnam War would love Ho Chi Minh. It is not only rich in history and but also the largest city in Vietnam with a fast growing economy.

War Remnants Museum At Vietnam Ho Chi MinhCredit: english.cinet.vn

Learn more about the history of this beautiful place through various means such as visiting the War Remnants Museum or the Cu Chi Tunnels in a half day tour to find out more about these tunnels which were used by the Vietnam soldiers back during the Vietnam war.

Hong Kong Kaiteki Hotel at Ho Chi Minh CityCredit: buravi

As for your accommodation, do try out the Hong Kong Kaiteki Hotel. It’s a once in a lifetime experience, you don’t get to sleep in an enclosed capsule that is big enough to fit one everyday right? 

For the Adventurer: Phang Nga

Flight fare: Approximately $240 – $310
Accomodation: $15/day
Total budget for 4D/3N: $700

Phang Nga Bay James Bond IslandCredit: Phuket-tours-24

For the thrill seekers, Phang Nga Bay or aka James Bonds Island is just for you. Other than enjoying the scenic view of the majestic nature and the turquoise blue ocean, you can also put your kayaking skills to action by kayaking around Phang Nga Bay which is approximately $150 for a day tour where you’ll get to see the crystalline limestone caves up close and personal. Or you can even go for rock climbing, white water rafting and biking.

If you have enough budget, you can even consider exploring nearby town Krabi, which is around 1.5 hours away by bus for just 80Baht (approx. $3.20)! 

Bike Cycle Hostel Phang NgaCredit: booking

Bike Cycle Hostel is a peaceful and the perfect stay for youths. You can get a private room for 2 or even go for the dorm for 4. Their rates are super affordable and it includes free bicycle rentals and breakfast! We approve.

Any location that caught your eye? It’s never too early to plan for your trip, so start saving up!

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Weekend List - Star Wars!

17 Dec 2015 by Teenage

This week is officially Star Wars week for all of us here at Teenage HQ. The fever is on and we will do anything and everything Star Wars related! #SimiSaiAlsoStarWars

VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER

WATCH: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, where the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire have become the Resistance and the First Order, respectively, and follows new leads alongside characters returning from previous Star Wars films. Do I even need to emphasise how much you need to watch this movie? It’s the movie of the year. Nuff said. 

EAT: Dazzling Cafe x Sweet Tweety

Dazzling-Sweety-Tweety-Campaign Dazzling-Cafe-Tweety-Lava-Toast

For 2 months only, the entire cafe will be decked in Tweety-themed decorations and a special Tweety-edition menu will be featured! Expect all-things Tweety with the Dazzling’s Lava Toast ($14.90), Profiteroles ($8.90), Mac and Cheese ($22.90), Biscotti ($10.90), Iced Teas ($7) and Au Laits ($7) incorporated with Tweety designs. There will be Dazzling Cafe x Sweety Tweety collectibles available for sale too!

Dazzling Cafe is located at Capitol Piazza, 15 Stamford Road #01-85, Singapore 178906

VISIT: Singapore Really Really Free Market 39

Singapore-Really-Really-Free-Market

The Really Really Free Market is a temporary market based on the concept of giving and building a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. Yes, your eyes aren’t fooling you, EVERYTHING is free! By sharing, we are reducing consumption and waste of our natural resources, re-using what we don’t need anymore by passing it on, and most importantly, showing everyone that there are more sustainable and loving ways to live. So head on down to the market and donate what you can for a better cause!

Singapore Really Really Free Market 39 will be held at Hong Lim Park

JOHANNA TEO, WRITER

DIY: Christmas gifts 

Sugar ScrubImage Credit: Brit+C0

I have a love-hate relationship with Christmas because although I love buying presents for my loved ones, these gifts cost money which I’ve already spent on shopping… Oops. And so like every other year, I’ve been trawling Pinterest for gifts that I can DIY. Here are a few I found, like these DIY coasters (which I gifted last year) or body scrubs, or even hand-painted mugs etc., that are totally easy and practically cost-free. It’ll be awesome if you could give me some ideas on what to do as well because I honestly can’t decide as of this current moment. Tweet us @TeenageMagazine or comment below with your suggestions (or if you want to just rant about how Christmas is making you broke as well)! Thanks in advance (: 

SHOP: Sally’s Rooms Candles

 

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For those who aren’t as keen on DIY-ing your gifts, and are stuck with doing gift exchanges with your relatives (as I am), candles are a pretty safe choice. I’ve tried out Sally’s Rooms’ candles, and my favourite out of all their different scented candles has got to be the Sake one.  These Instagram-worthy candles are handmade out of soy wax, so that means you can burn these babies guilt-free, seeing as they’re eco-friendly, completely free of pesticides and will burn longer than conventional candles. You can check ’em out here.

PLAY: Lightsaber Escape

Lightsaber EscapeImage Credit: The Verge

We’re all infected with the Star Wars fever (not that I’m complaining), and the next coolest thing apart from the actual movie itself, has got to be the web game that Google has released in lieu of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The game’s pretty simple – do battle with stormtroopers aboard a Star Destroyer while wielding your phone as a lightsaber. We’ve tried playing it and it’s definitely anything but easy, despite how effortless it sounds. BTW, to play Lightsaber Escape, all you have to do is head to this link, and proceed to calibrate your phone (just hold it straight, like you would hold a lightsaber). Of course, you can only play this game on Google Chrome (duh). Enjoy! 

CHEW HUI LING, WRITER

LISTEN: Ken Loh

Ken Loh
Credit: Humans of Singapore

If you ever happen to pass by a young dude who dons geeky specs busking along the streets of Orchard Road, take a moment to stop and appreciate the musical bliss. This impossibly talented lad, who goes by the name of Ken Loh, shows up outside Mandarin Gallery/Wisma Atria on Fridays and weekends to raise funds for college. Ken can often be heard belting out a classic Ed Sheeran number (sounds a lil’ like him too!), and never fails to attract a lovely crowd every time he performs. Try spotting him, and make his day with a few dollar bills or so. Trust me – you’ll love what you hear.

EAT: Atmosphere Bistro & Cafe

Just look at how cute this Totoro x Teenage cuppa is! This customised creation is specially crafted by the super creative Serene from Atmosphere Bistro & Cafe, and she does some darn good 3D latte art too! It only costs an extra dollar on top of your order to get these utterly adorable foam sculptures on your coffee. Slight problem though: you’ll most likely have a hard time convincing yourself to sip up her masterpieces – it’s not every day you get coffee that looks this good!

P/S: Our January Tuckshop giveaway will be up very soon, so be sure to visit our site again if you wanna to score some cash vouchers for your next cafe-hopping trip.

DIY: Miniature Christmas Trees

Christmas DIY
Credit: Vicky Andhika

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s probably time to add some festive cheer to your home! These miniature Christmas trees are made by our pals from SquareRooms, plus it’s incredibly quick and easy to put together. All you have to do is to spray silver paint on mini paint pots, then green paint on decorative pinecones. Once it’s dry, simply pop a pinecone into the pot and glue a silver star on top. There you go!

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The Ultimate Online Christmas Gift Guide

15 Dec 2015 by Venetia Sng

It’s less than 2 weeks to Christmas and if you REALLY still have no time to spare to do some shopping, then e-commerce is here to save the day! With gifts being delivered to you with just a few clicks, online shopping is something we (in our honest opinion) really can’t live without. Here are some of the best websites you can shop for gifts!

ASOS

One of our favourite websites to shop at, they have a huge variety of fashion merchandise from clothes to shoes to accessories. Plus doesn’t hurt that they have cute range of lifestyle products for gifting too! One of the best things about shopping at ASOS is getting something from a brand that it isn’t available in Singapore, like Monki or Skinnydip just to name a couple. We personally love the ASOS house brand very much as well!

Free delivery if minimum spend is met, if not charges will apply
7 Days Delivery – minimum spend $125
2 Days Express Delivery – minimum spend $250

Ryan Gosling Calendar, $13.23Ryan Gosling Calendar

ASOS NESSA Sheep Slippers, $30.86ASOS NESSA Sheep Slippers

Skinnydip Star Across Body Bag, $61.73Skinnydip Star Across Body Bag

Vans Wallflowers 3 Pack Canoodle Socks, $33.07Vans Wallflowers 3 Pack Canoodle Socks

Zero Gravity Blink iPhone 6 Case, $31.97Zero Gravity Blink iPhone 6 Case

Cotton On

Ahhh our favourite Australian brand. This is the website we go to when we need to get lifestyle, home or stationery gifts. From adorable mini wooden guitar to glass terrariums to bluetooth speakers, you name it, they have it. Know the person you’re gifting very well? You can even get graphic tees for him/her at $30 for 2!

Free standard delivery for purchases above $50, if not charges will apply
3-4 working days to arrive but do order before 18th December to avoid disappointment

Neon Letter Tote Bag, $17.99NEON LETTER TOTE BAG

Wooden Guitar, $15WOODEN GUITAR

Glass Terrarium, $31.49GLASS TERRARIUM

Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker, $27.96OUTDOOR BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

TBar x Cotton On Tee, 2 for $30TBAR X COTTON ON TEE

Rakuten

If you want to get some small electronic items for gifting like a hand blender or all-in-one breakfast maker or even a nose hair trimmer, then head on down to PaRiSiLk at Rakuten! They boast a huge assortment of home electronics and they guarantee the best prices. 

Delivery will take 3-8 working days and charges will apply for small items
Opt for self-collection at their various outlets

Panasonic Electric Pore Cleanser, $66Panasonic Electric Pore Cleanser

Panasonic Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer, $24.90Panasonic Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer

Philips Electronic Hairbrush, $99Philips Electronic Hairbrush

Philips Hair Straightener, $39Philips Hair Straightener

Philips Satinelle Epilator, $47.90Philips Satinelle Epilator

Monoyono

Our preferred shop when it comes to novelty gifts! They have one of the best selection of novelty items in Singapore and we are really sure that whatever gift you get from them will bring a smile to the person receiving it. Best part of shopping at Monoyono? They deliver everything to your place absolutely free!

Free standard 3-5 working days delivery for all purchases
Free registered delivery for purchases above $20

Desktop Tennis, $14.90DESKTOP TENNIS

Inflight Kit, $19.90Inflight-Kit

Kate Spade Tumbler/Mug, $39.90Kate Spade Tumbler Mug

Unicorn Rainbow Pencil, $26.90UNICORN RAINBOW PENCIL

Voucher Booklet, $16.90Voucher-Booklet

Watsons

How about some pretty awesome and really affordable beauty sets for gifting? Get a bath set or even a foot spa set for some pampering or even beauty health supplements! If you don’t see any beauty gifts you fancy here, check out our Best Christmas Beauty Gift Guide!

Orders will be processed and delivered in 2 working days
Free standard delivery for purchases above $80, if not charges will apply
Opt for free self-collection at any Watsons outlet

Baylis Harding Jojoba Silk Almond Oil 3 Piece Set, $16.90Baylis Harding Jojoba Silk Almond Oil 3 Piece Set

Baylis Harding Natural Spa Foot Set, $14.90Baylis Harding Natural Spa Foot Set

DHC Collagen Beauty 12000EX, $69.90DHC Collagen Beauty 12000EX

Grace Cole Fruit Works Spritz Sensations, $24.90Grace Cole Fruit Works Spritz Sensations

Grace Cole Hand Cream Set, $14.90Grace Cole Hand Cream Set

Happy (online) shopping!

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Weekend List

11 Dec 2015 by Teenage

It’s more food and more shopping this weekend with Singapore Cafe Week coming up and Christmas just around the corner! If you’re running low on funds, check out our take on the Best Paying Part-Time Jobs in Singapore to earn that extra ka-ching!

VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER

EAT: Populus Coffee & Food Co.

Populus-Coffee-Food-Co-Pancake

You won’t find your usual kind of brunch staple at this all-day breakfast hangout. Instead you’ll find a variety of brunch dishes like the Populus ‘Chicken Rice’ Donburi ($18), Lemon & White Chocolate Sundae ($14) and even Buckwheat Pancakes topped with berry compote, passionfruit curd, fresh fruit, ‘cornflake’ crumb and thyme infused pure maple syrup (pictured)! Time to ditch those Eggs Benedict I say!

Populus Coffee & Food Co. is located at 146 Neil Road, Singapore 088875

WATCH: Love The Coopers

Here comes all the Christmas/New Year flicks with mega casts and Love the Coopers is not unlike the rest. Family drama and everything else you can think of goes wrong, with the movie ending (most likely) in the most heart warming way. But what’s the holiday season like without catching a film like that with your family, makes you rediscover family bonds and the spirit of the holidays. 

VISIT: Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

Christmas-Wonderland-Gardens-by-the-Bay

If you’re not heading overseas for the holidays (like me *sobs*), soak in the Christmas atmosphere at the Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay! Get the Christmas carnival experience by twirling around in the ice skating rink, engaging in snowball fights with your friends and shopping/eating at the European-styled marketplace. Sounds like a bucket load of fun already!

JOHANNA TEO, WRITER

SHOP: Zalora 1212 Online Fever Sale

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Don’t fret if you missed Black Friday and Cyber Monday, because ZALORA’s 1212 Online Fever sale is coming up. There’ll be irresistible deals spanning over fashion, beauty, lifestyle, food and even travel, so prep up for this mega sale by getting ready your wish-list before 12th December. I’ll probably be camping on the fashion and beauty sections, just in time for Christmas! Remember, it’s fastest fingers first guys, so get ready to overload your shopping carts! 

The ZALORA sale will be held on 12th December. Check the sale out here

SHOP: Rakuten 

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Image: Weekendhk

Honestly, the bulk of my shopping is done online – receiving my items in the mail kinda feels like receiving presents! Since I’ve a lot of shopping to be done, especially in the Christmas season. Rakuten is pretty good for getting cute Japanese snacks. I’ve got my eye on Bunmeido, a seller that offers yummy Jap cakes that’ll be great for gatherings, or even a mid-day snack. There’s even a promotion for it going on right now, which offers 40X RSP (Rakuten Super Points) for every purchase. Check it out here

VISIT: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Event at VivoCity 

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I can’t wait for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, but till then, I’m gonna sate my appetite at the Star Wars exhibit at VivoCity. There’ll be a huge collection of Star Wars: The Force Awakens displays and collectibles, as well as interactive games. There’s even a huge Star Wars wall mural made entirely of LEGO bricks – it’s apparently the largest mural in Singapore… Tag us on Instagram (@TeenageMagazine) with your photos if you decide to head on down too!

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens event will be running till 20th December, at VivoCity atrium. 

CHEW HUI LING, WRITER

LISTEN: The Day – DAY6

If you’ve been keeping tabs on our Instagram/Twitter (you totally should btw), you should be more or less aware about the series of SGKStar2015 fanmeets we’ve attended last weekend. But amongst the acts, I must say that I’m pretty damn obsessed with DAY6. These super rookies are no run-of-the-mill idol group – not only are they fab at singing, all the members play their own instruments like a legit band (not to mention that all of ’em are equally cute as well). They may only be three months old, but they’ve got a killer debut album under their belt. Aside from ‘Congratulations’, you should definitely check out ‘Out Of My Mind’, ‘Colours’ and… basically every other track on The Day. Also, keep an eye out for our full coverage of DAY6 in Singapore!

EAT: Singapore Cafe Week

Singapore Cafe Week

As a fellow advocate of local cafe culture, I’m super psyched for the Singapore Cafe Week happening this weekend and the next – from 10th to 13th December, and 17th to 20th December. Organised by Nomnom, this gastronomic fest features a lineup of some of the top cafes that are no strangers to our lil’ red dot, including Curious Palette, Group Therapy, Froth and Holqa. Brunch is priced at $25, tea at $15, and dinner at $35. We’re drooling already!

Visit Nomnom’s website for more information.

VISIT: Winter at Booktique Christmas Fair

Booktique

Booktique’s having their first winter-themed celebration! There’ll be handmade crafts from indie artisans, Christmas carols, and even a live performance by local band Twigs & Vines. But that’s not all, the folks at Booktique are also organising a cool bookmarks exchange. We’re unfortunately too late for their deadline, but for those who’d like to know how it works, visit their Facebook event page for the steps. Regardless, this mini Christmas fair should be up the alley of all you biblophiles, so be sure to pop by!

Booktique is located at 1 Raffles Link #B1-17A CityLink Mall, Singapore 039393

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