Travelling to Bangkok? We’ve Compared All The Flight Prices For You!

With the upcoming long weekends and June holidays, many of us are likely to be in search of a quick getaway. Some of us may already be enjoying the start of our long coveted summer holidays! How does the Land of Smiles, Tom Yum Goong and Mango Sticky Rice sound to you?

A mere 2h and 10 minutes away from Singapore*, Bangkok is a popular destination for both local travellers and visitors from Asia Pacific alike. The vibrant capital of Thailand has more to its name than palatable street food, and being a shopper’s paradise. Marvel at the grandeur of the Grand Palace and Wat Arun, explore the floating markets on a wooden boat, and experience the bustling nightlife of the city. There is much to do in this multi-faceted city whether you are interested in food, shopping, museums, architecture, palaces and temples, or simply unwinding.

Ready to travel to Bangkok? Here’s an airline flight price comparison for a one-way trip from Singapore’s Changi Airport.


In a nutshell, the low-cost carriers are your best bet if you want to skimp on the airfare. Scoot, from the information presented above, offers the cheapest flights to Bangkok. If you’re willing to spend more, experience the hospitality of the Thais when you fly with Thai Airways, or splurge on a ticket with our homegrown Singapore Airlines.

So what are you waiting for? Book your flights, pack your bags, and we hope you have a pleasant trip!

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Also Read: 10 Stunning Beaches Near Singapore That You Must Explore

8 Long Weekends In 2016 So You Can Plan That Holiday You’ve Been Eyeing!

Happy March everyone! We’re 3 months into the new year. If you find yourself listlessly flipping through that desk calendar and dreaming of your next getaway, you’ve clicked on the right article.

In this post, we’ll bring you through the 8 Long Weekends In 2016 So You Can Plan That Holiday You’ve Been Eyeing!

1. 25 – 27 March: Good Friday Weekend

3 days: First up, Good Friday (25 March) weekend

2. 30 April – 2 May: Labour Day Weekend

3 days: Since Labour Day (1 May) falls on a Sunday this year, Monday (2 May) is an off-in-lieu public holiday.

3. 21 – 23 May: Vesak Day

3 days: Vesak Day (21 May) falls on a Saturday. Take the Friday (20 May) or Monday (23 May) off for another 3 day weekend.

4. 6 – 10 July: Hari Raya Puasa

5 days: Hari Raya Puasa (6 July) falls on a Wednesday. Take 2 days of leave to enjoy this 5 day break.

5. 6 – 9 August: National Day

4 days: While National Day (9 August) falls on a Tuesday, you can take Monday (8 August) off for a 4 day weekend.

6. 10 – 12 September: Hari Raya Haji Weekend

3 days: Hari Raya Haji (12 September) falls on a Monday, giving you a 3 day weekend.

7. 9 – 31 October: Deepavali

3 days: Deepavali (29 October) falls on a Saturday. For an extended weekend, take the Friday (28 October) or Monday (31 October) off.

8. 24 – 26 December: Christmas Weekend

3 days: Last but not least, Christmas (25 December) falls on a Sunday this year, so Monday (26 December) will be an off-in-lieu holiday.

Even if you’re not going anywhere, holidays are a good time to unwind, relax, and spend some time with your loved ones.

Be sure to mark your calendars, apply for your off days, and share our infographic with your family and friends!

7 Sumptuous Western Food Places Around Orchard Road That Are Surprisingly Affordable!

Dispelling the myth that food in Orchard Road is expensive and overpriced, we’re back with Part II of our three-part series! This time, we’re featuring 7 Sumptuous Western Food Places Around Orchard Road For Cheap so read on to check out our picks.

Read Part I of our series here: 

2. Astons Specialities

Astons should be no stranger to us all! A popular haunt for both students and adults alike, Astons prides itself in offering quality food at affordable prices.


If you only have $10 to spend, choose from their six styles of grilled chicken- ChargrillBlack PepperCrispy FriedHickory BBQTeriyaki, and Lemon Lime. Each piece comes served with two side dishes of your choice, and the damage is a mere $9.90.

Their spaghetti meals, which includes the soup of the day, range between $8.90 and $9.90, and fish (served with two side dishes as well) costs $10.50.

Astons Specialities
#03-04 *Scape
Daily: 11:30am – 10pm

3. 49 Seats

Did Tom Yum Pasta come to your mind when you saw this cafe’s name on our list?


Following its success at Kreta Ayer, 49 Seats opened its second outlet at Orchard Central last year. Try their signature Tom Yum Seafood Pasta ($14.90) or Old Fashioned Fish & Chips with Al Scampi Sauce ($16.90).

Their Creamy Smoked Duck Pasta ($14.90) has also received good reviews! Other pasta dishes range from $10.90 to $13.90, and good ol’ Fish and Chips goes for $12.90.

On a side note, no, the cafe does not have 49 seats.

49 Seats
#08-08 Orchard Central
Mon-Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat-Sun: 11am – 10pm

4. Hot Tomato

Hot Tomato is a specialised grill house famed for offering good and filling meals.


A plate of Carbonara or Smoked Bacon Aglio Olio will set you back $9.90. So does a dish of Rotisserie Chicken Rosemary, which comes with a side of mashed potatoes.

Their grilled menu promises you the most bang for your buck, with a green salad and a portion of spaghetti aglio olio served on the side. Your options vary from Teriyaki Chicken Chop ($8.90) to Sirloin Steak 160gsm ($11.90) and Norwegian Salmon with Mango Salsa ($11.90).

Hot Tomato
#B3-35/36 313@Somerset
Daily: 11am-10pm

5. Ambush Sausage and Pasta Bar

A casual dining establishment, Ambush serves up hearty European fare.


They have a scrumptious selection of pasta including Smoked Duck & Pine Nut in Cream Sauce ($10.80), Salmon Fillet in Thai Basil Sauce ($11.80), and Mixed Seafood Marinara ($11.80).

For meat-lovers, get their Sausage Plate ($11.50), which gives you a pair of sausages of your choice, and a side of mashed potatoes, rosti, or pasta. Paella, which starts from $12.50, is also available here.

#B2-01/2/4 Takashimaya
Daily: 10am-9.30pm

6. Eighteen Chefs

With an entire meal- pasta or baked rice, ice lemon tea, and ice cream- going at a mere $6.40 for students, it is no wonder that Eighteen Chefs is a hot favourite among the school-going population. Even if you don’t belong to that demographic, fret not there’s still something for you.


How does Beef Bolognese ($8.30), Aglio Olio with Cheese Baked Mussels ($12.80), or Teriyaki Chicken ($11.80) sound? Should you want to customise your own dish, prices start from $7.80.

Eighteen Chefs
#04-02 Cineleisure Orchard
Sun-Thu: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Fri, Sat: 11:30 am – 1:00am

 7. Fisherios

More Fish and Chips! Fisherios offers fuss-free dining at a kiosk for cheap. You can definitely find something here for under $10!


Choose from Breaded Fish & Chips ($6.90), Beer Battered Fish & Chips ($7.90), Salmon & Chips ($9.90), and even Shrimp & Chips ($8.90). If you don’t fancy your fish fried, there’s a grilled menu as well.

#B2-0404 Takashimaya
Daily: 10am-9.30pm

Stay tuned for Part III where we uncover more affordable places to eat around Orchard Road!

Read Part I of our series here: 

7 Charming And Affordable Japanese Places Around Orchard Road That Will Leave You Feeling Blissful!

Finding a wallet-friendly place to dine in town? Well, look no further! In the first of our three-part series, we’ve rounded up 7 Charming And Affordable Japanese Places Around Orchard Road That Will Leave You Feeling Blissful. Itadakimasu (let’s eat)!

1. Koh Grill & Sushi Bar


Synonymous with Shiok Maki, Koh Grill & Sushi Bar is nestled within Wisma Atria’s Food Republic. Shiok Maki ($16.80) may not be the cheapest dish on the menu, but it’s worth every dollar. The first version has lightly roasted salmon wrapped around avocado and charcoaled eel. The second version has the same salmon wrapped around fried prawns instead. Shiok! They also serve affordable mains like Seafood Fried Rice ($10), Yaki Udon ($10), and Garlic Fried Rice ($5).

Koh Grill & Sushi Bar
#04-21 Wisma Atria
Daily: 11.30am-10.30pm

2. Gyoza-ya


Gyozas galore! Gyoza-ya is a casual dining restaurant that serves up Japanese dumplings of minced meat or vegetables wrapped in thin dough skins. They are best known for their Yaki Pork Gyoza ($4.80). It is known by some to be the #1 Gyoza in Singapore. There are also Vegetable Gyozas ($4.80) and Red King Crab ones ($7.80). It’s your choice if you want them steamed or pan-fried! If you’re looking for something more filling, Jya Jya Men (thick noodles with minced pork and miso) goes for $6.50, and Kaisen (Seafood) Ramen goes for $9.80.

#B4-56 Ion Orchard
Daily: 11am-10pm

3. Tsuru-Koshi


Located at the basement of Takashimaya Shopping Centre, this open concept restaurant has a menu that starts from $4 for Mini Udon and $5 for Mini Kakiage Don (rice bowl with vegetable tempura). Full-sized dishes range from $6.50 to $14. With silky noodles and a light yet flavourful broth, their Ebi Tempura Udon ($10) is a classic favourite.

#B2-01/02/03 Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Daily: 9am-10pm

4. Yonehachi


Like Tsuru-Koshi, Yonehachi is also found at the basement of Takashimaya Shopping Centre. They specialise in Okowa, steamed glutinous rice with different ingredients mixed into it. For their Miso Soup Set Meal, red bean okowa goes for $6.80, while a choice of scallops or chestnuts costs $7.80. A Fried Chicken Okowa Set Meal (okowa, fried chicken, and miso soup) starts from $8.80.

#B204-1/2 Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Daily: 10am-9pm

5. Sushi Express


With every plate costing a mere $1.50, it is no wonder Sushi Express is a popular conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Singapore. Their 12 outlets islandwide stand testament to that! A wide assortment of Japanese food is available, ranging from sashimi (salmon, tuna, and tilapia) and sushi (nigri, gunkan, and maki) to side dishes (such as miso soup and seasoned octopus), and even dessert! Green tea and wet tissue is complimentary at Sushi Express.

Sushi Express
#B3-28/29 313 @ Somerset
Daily: 11am-10pm

6. Ajisen Ramen


Originating from Japan, Ajisen Ramen is a fast-food chain that sells, you guessed it, ramen! An Ajisen store is easily identifiable from the cute little girl on their company logo. You can get affordable set meals here from $13.90, with each comprising a bowl of ramen, a side dish, and a cup of green tea or ice lemon tea. If you just want to satisfy your ramen craving, you can get them a la carte. Vegetable Ramen and Spicy Cha Shu Ramen cost $10 each, Scallop Ramen and Seafood Ramen $11, and Pork Curry Ramen $12.

Ajisen Ramen
#04-01 Plaza Singapura
Daily: 11.30am-10pm

7. Makisan


With Makisan, creating your own sushi is no longer a dream! Sushi rolls and salads are fully customisable. Egg wrap or seaweed, brown rice or white rice, yuzu sesame or chilli crab sauce, the list goes on and on. Little San Sushi offers you the choice of 1 wrap, rice, 3 essentials (ingredients for your sushi), 1 sprinkle (a topping), and 1 sauce for $7.90, and Mega San Sushi (a wrap, rice, 5 essentials, 1 special, 1 sprinkle and 1 sauce) is $9.90. Alternatively, order one of their house special sushi rolls which range from $7.90 to $9.90. House salads start from $8.90.

#B1-17/18 The Cathay
Daily: 11.30am-9.30pm

The Annual Shakespeare In The Park Experience – 5 Reasons Why You Need To Attend The Event

For never was a story of more woe

Than this of Juliet and her Romeo

What do picnic blankets and timeless Shakespeare classics have in common? Are you thinking what I’m thinking? That’s right! The Singapore Repertory Theatre is back with Shakespeare in the Park! Taking place on Fort Canning Green from late April to May, this year’s instalment features Romeo and Juliet– the enduring tale of two star-crossed lovers. If merely hearing about outdoor theatre isn’t enough to excite you, here are 5 reasons why you need to attend the event!

  1. Romeo and Juliet is the greatest love story ever told.

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives

Love at first sight. A tale of tragic romance, Romeo and Juliet tells of the passionate but forbidden love between the son of Montague and the daughter of Capulet. As you enjoy the play, reminisce about your first, all-consuming love at the age of innocence. Their romance is, however, short-lived because of their rancorous family feud.

  1. It’s a whole lot of fun!

shakespear in the park

Image Credits: Singapore Repertory Theatre

Think lush green lawns and checkered picnic mats, and spend an evening under the stars with your family and friends. Be transported to the fair city of Verona and lose yourself in the whirlwind romance between the two young lovers. Shakespeare in the Park promises a magical evening and besides, an outdoor theatre experience will definitely be a memorable and unique one!

  1. This production is a collaboration of big names and local talent.

Fun fact: Did you know the planning of Shakespeare in the Park starts at least 12 months before the premiere?

This year’s production is directed by Daniel Slater, a British theatre and opera director who has gained international recognition as one of today’s leading directors in the scene. Award-winning set designer Francis O’Connor is also on the production’s creative team, designing a bold and contemporary stage set of a modern metropolis. The play features soundscapes and music arrangements by local composer and musician Ruth Ling.

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The cast includes Thomas Pang and Cheryl Tan as Romeo and Juliet, and other veteran actors such as Remesh Paniker, Shane Mardjuki, and Daniel Jenkins.

  1. There are various discounts on tickets.

The tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are reasonably priced, starting from $40 (advanced sales) and $50 (standard sales) for a Wednesday show. The prices will vary depending on the ticket category (Picnic, Premium picnic, and Pavilion seats) and the day of show. Students, Mastercard cardholders and staff, Starhub customers and staff, Audi clients and staff rejoice because you get discounts on the tickets!

For the rest of you who don’t belong to any of those groups, fret not because everyone is eligible for the Watch with Friends promotion! You will get one complimentary ticket with a minimum purchase of 5 tickets in a single transaction. Remember to round up your friends and family for a fun night out! Read more about ticketing and the terms and conditions for discounts 

  • It’s a celebration of Shakespeare!

  • With April marking 400 years since his death, the world is celebrating Shakespeare this year. What better way to do so than to relive one of his most renowned works as it goes from page to stage? Marvel at the beauty of his language and the deep human emotions as the Singapore Repertory Theatre tries to portray that breathless quality of Romeo and Juliet’s love story.

    Be sure to be part of this outdoor festival! Here’s the rundown once more for you:

    Shakespeare in the Park – Romeo & Juliet
    Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre
    27 Apr 2016 – 22 May 2016
    Tickets are available through SISTIC at 6348 5555 or 

    Kranji Marshes Opens With Free Guided Walks To Restricted Areas, Perfect For Nature Lovers!

    Bird watchers and nature lovers rejoice! The largest freshwater marshland, Kranji Marshes, has finally opened its doors to the public. For those unfamiliar with Kranji Marches, the 56.8-hectare freshwater marshland is home to unique biodiversity.

    Here’s what you need to know for a trip to Kranji Marshes.

    1. Public Area vs Core Conservation Area

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    Kranji Marshes is actually split into two main areas – the public area that is open to all members of the public, and the restricted core conservation area that is deemed to be ecologically sensitive. You can enter the core conservation area if you sign up for a guided tour.

    2. Free Guided Walks

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    If you’d like to access the conservation areas, do sign up for a guided walk. NParks offers a 3km walk (2 hours) of the marshes once every month, bringing visitors through the different habitats of marsh, grass, and woodland.

    Nature Society (Singapore) also organises guided walks that take visitors on a boardwalk exploration of the marsh.The walk takes about 3 hours and include opportunities for birdwatching.

    While both tours are free, members of the public must register online beforehand. Visitors who turn up without registering will not be able to join the tours. Find out more here.

    3. Home To Rich Biodiversity

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    According to NParks, Kranji Marshes is home to more than 170 species of birds, 54 species of butterflies, and 33 species of dragonflies! Alongside Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve, Kranji Marshes plays an important role in providing a habitat for the conservation of wildlife in the Kranji area.

    4. Plenty of Shelter

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    A visit to Kranji Marshes will give you that breather you need! Have a moment at Moorhen Blind or Swamphen Hide and enjoy the therapeutic sounds of birdsong. Both stations have wooden seats that overlook marsh landscapes, are great places for birdwatching and taking in the sights of nature.

    5. An Instaworthy Location

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    Are you always on keen lookout for instaworthy locations? Well, here’s one more to add to your list! Apart from making a good picture, the 10.65m Raptor Tower offers you a panoramic view of the surrounding marshes in the conservation area. There are also boards that help you identify the different species of birds you may catch glimpses of.

    6. Look Up & Down!

    While at Kranji Gate, look up and down! The glass roof has decals of birds in flight and when sun rays hit the roof, their shadows get projected on the ground.

    7. Bird Watching Stations & Information Boards

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    If you’re worried about not being able to differentiate one bird from the next, fret not! Information boards are set up at every bird watching station to help you with the identification process. There are even fact files about some birds, and other little nuggets of information. Talk about bringing learning out of the classroom!

    8. Other Park Information

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    The park is open from 7am-7pm daily. Do note that there is no lighting in the evenings! The park is also wheelchair- and pram-friendly, with the exception of the Raptor Tower. You may also refer to NParks’ website on Kranji Marshes for more information.

    9. Getting there

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    Planning a visit to Kranji Marshes soon? Here’s how to get there.

    From Kranji MRT Station, hop onto the Kranji Express Bus which operates daily from 8.30am-5.45pm. It will take you to Kranji Gate. Fares cost $3.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12 years old, and $1.00 for senior citizens 60 years old and above.

    If you’re driving there, the address is 11 Neo Tiew Lane 2, and there is a car park with 20 parking lots, 10 motorcycle lots, and 30 bicycle lots at Kranji Gate.

    5 War Museums In Singapore You Must Visit At Least Once In Your Life!

    February…Chinese New Year festivities and the month of love and romance! But do you remember the important event Singapore commemorates in the same month?

    Observed annually on 15 February, Total Defence Day marks Singapore’s fall to the Japanese in 1942. This commemoration seeks to remind people of the pain and suffering endured by our forefathers during the Japanese Occupation, as well as to instill the strategy of “Total Defence” in our people, understanding that each one has a part to play in the survival of our country.

    To learn more about the Japanese Occupation in Singapore and the tenacious spirits of our forefathers in protecting this land, here are the 5 war museums in Singapore you should visit.

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    Located on Sentosa Island, Fort Siloso is the only preserved coastal fort in Singapore today. It was initially built in the 1880s to protect the island from sea invasion, and the guns were turned inwards facing the land when the Japanese invaded during World War II. Upon seizing Singapore, the Japanese used the fort as a prisoner-of-war (POW) camp.

    Today, Fort Siloso is a military museum with gun displays and remains of military structures and tunnels. Admission is free, but admission into the Surrender Chambers is chargeable. The Surrender Chambers feature waxworks of the British Surrender at the Old Ford Factory, commentaries, and exhibitions. Guided tours are available too.

    Siloso Point, Sentosa Island
    Daily: 10am-6pm (last entry at 5.30pm)

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    The Changi Museum provides valuable but heartwrenching insights of the POWs who were taken into captivity during the Japanese Occupation. The exhibitions are split into five sections, showing visitors what happened during the war through a collection of photographs, paintings, letters and personal artefacts donated by former POWs. Wartime art pieces produced by the prisoners are also on display, recording their experiences in Changi Prison. Changi Chapel, dedicated to the memory of the POWs and the civilian internees, is located on the museum grounds as well.

    Visitors can choose to go on a guided tour, or rent an audio set to listen to first-hand stories and experiences of the POWs.

    1000 Upper Changi Road North
    Daily: 9.30am-5pm (last entry at 4.30pm)

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    Reflections at Bukit Chandu is a heritage centre housed in a restored colonial bungalow. Bukit Chandu (Malay for Opium Hill) was where one of the fiercest and last significant battles took place before the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese. The Battle of Pasir Panjang, also known as the Battle of Bukit Chandu, saw 1400 valiant soldiers from the Malay Regiment fight dauntlessly against a 13 000 strong Japanese army. Despite being severely outnumbered, Lieutenant Adnan Saidi refused to retreat and surrender, and the troops even engaged in hand-to-hand combat after running out of ammunition.

    The museum exhibits photographs, maps, artefacts and interactive media, showcasing the tenacity of the Malay Regiment, and other wartime experiences.

    31-K Pepys Road
    Tues-Sun: 9am-5.30pm
    Closed on Mondays, except on Public Holidays

    4. The Battle Box

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    The Battle Box is a 9m deep emergency bunker located beneath Fort Canning Hill, where the British army set up their headquarters in Singapore. It was once the nerve centre of British military operations, consisting of 30 rooms including a cipher room where messages were decoded, a signal control room, and a gun operations room.

    The Battle Box is also the site where Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival, the General Officer Commanding (Malaya), held a conference to discuss the war situation with other commanders, and then reached the decision to surrender to the Japanese.

    The bunker was later converted into a museum in 1992, with artefacts on display depicting the final days before Singapore fell to the Japanese. It has recently undergone a revamp, and will feature multimedia guides, 3D technologies, and a retelling of the story of Singapore’s capture.

    2 Cox Terrace
    Reopening in March 2016

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    The Ford Motor Factory was the site where the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942, drastically altering the lives of the people in Singapore. Lieutenant-General Tomoyuki Yamashita, head of the Japanese invading forces, seized the factory as his headquarters after capturing Bukit Timah, and demanded for the British’s unconditional surrender.

    During the Japanese Occupation, the factory was used to assemble military trucks and other vehicles for the Japanese war effort. Today, the restored factory captures the memories and reflections of the hardships faced by those who had lived through the war. Visit the Boardroom of Surrender where the Surrender Papers were signed, and the Syonan Garden where some of the common food items during the wartime are grown. The Talking Map is an interactive exhibit that traces the route of the Japanese as the advanced into Singapore, with oral histories and first-hand experiences of survivors of the war.

    351 Upper Bukit Timah Road
    Mon-Sat: 9am-5.30pm
    Sun: 12pm-5.30pm
    Closing on 16 Feb 2016
    Reopening in 2017

    (Featured Image Credits: Sentosa)

    The Music Run Lets You Party, Run And Choose The Soundtrack At The Same Time – How Cool Is That?

    Runners and music-lovers, listen up! A fusion of your two favourite things, The Music Run™ by AIA is the Ultimate 5k Running and Music Festival just for you! The global run has covered cities from Los Angeles to Bangkok, and surely you want to be part of the fun when it comes to our shores here in Singapore.

    The Music Run™ by AIA will bring the beat to Singapore on 23 April 2016, Saturday at Sentosa Island. Run, dance, and party your heart out to the pulsating beats of the music, specially selected by you!

    That’s right! In partnership with Spotify, participants of The Music Run™ by AIA will have control over the official soundtrack of the run by voting for their favourite hits in the lead up to the event.

    The running route, known as the Sound Track, will consist of five themed zones- Rock, Pop, Old School, Hip Hop, and Dance. Music is placed at the heart of the experience, with over 120 concert quality speakers blasting tunes along the route. How does that sound?

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    The night will culminate in a post-run music festival featuring world-class DJs, and live performances by local and international music acts!

    Ready to join the loudest fun run of the year? Here’s how.

    Choose between the Standard Pack (which includes a t-shirt, bag, beat band, sticker, and tattoo) and the Rock Star Pack (which includes a t-shirt, phone case, bottle, cap, bag, beat band, sticker and tattoo). The ticket prices are as follows:

    Pack Type Standard Rock Star
    Early Bird (25th Jan – 7 Feb) SGD 40 SGD 65
    Regular (8th Feb – 10 Apr) SGD 50 SGD 75
    Late Bird (11th Apr – 17th Apr) SGD 65 SGD 90

    More information can be found on

    8 Blogshops Launching Their Final Oriental Collections Today (31st January)!

    Ladies, this one is for you. With Chinese New Year a week away, the clock is ticking to find that perfect outfit for visiting. We all know how stressful that is, don’t we? In this article, we’ve compiled a list of blogshops that are launching their final oriental collections today. Fastest fingers first!

    1. Faire Belle

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    Launch Time: 11AM
    Price Range for CNY collections: $27 for a top – $50 for a dress

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    Launch Time: 11AM
    Price Range for CNY collections: $28 for a top – $52 for a dress

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    Launch Time: 8PM
    Price Range for CNY collections: $29 for a top -$49 for a dress

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    Launch Time: 8.30PM
    Price Range for CNY collections: $27 for a top – $67 for a skirt

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    Launch Time: 9PM
    Price Range for CNY collections: $29 for a top – $39 for a dress

    Tips to avoid disappointment

    As the blogshops only bring in limited quantities of each piece, here are some tips to help you snag your coveted clothing:

    • Visit the blogshop’s Facebook or Instagram page to view previews of the collection
    • Take note of the pieces you would like to get
    • Log onto the websites early
    • Locate your item and cart it out immediately
    • Make prompt payment
    • Opt for courier service over local normal mail to ensure timely delivery

    Happy shopping and happy Chinese New Year in advance! May the odds be in your favour.

    (Featured Image Credits: Fayth Facebook Page)

    8 Useful Apps For Chinese New Year

    It’s the last week of January, and this means that we are just a week away from Chinese New Year! Here are 8 useful apps you can download for the festive season.

    1. Zalora


    Fretting over what to wear? Check out Zalora‘s exclusively curated CNY collection featuring florals and lace for the ladies, and bright colours for the men. Apart from clothing, there are also shoes, bags, and accessories. Shopping on Zalora is a fuss-free process. Simply add the items into your cart, and choose your preferred payment and delivery option. Zalora also offers a free 30-day return policy, but do check the terms and conditions just in case your item falls under a non-refundable brand.

    Developer: Zalora South East Asia Pte Ltd

    2. Seven


    If you feel peckish about missing a workout during CNY, exercise in the comfort of your own home with this app, Seven. The Full Body workout instruction (12 exercises with a 10 second rest between each move) is unlocked for free. All you need is a wall, a chair, and 7 minutes!

    Developer: Perigee AB



    Going to a friend’s or relative’s house for the first time? Use You just have to key in the postal code or street name of your starting point and your destination. This app provides step-by-step directions, whether you are a driver or commuter on public transport. Also, it compares the time taken on alternative routes. has a lite version where you can try out the full version for 14 days. The full version costs $5.98 on the App Store.

    Developer: GoThere LLP

    4. Guess The Word SG

    There’ll never be a dull moment with this game! A crowd favourite, Guess The Word SG is a charade game for Singaporeans, by Singaporeans. Gameplay is easy – hold your phone against your forehead and guess the word displayed on your screen from the hints or actions of your friends before the timer runs out. Choose from local-themed decks like SG Loves Acronyms, Brands We Love, and Makan Time. There’s even a Gong Xi Gong Xi deck – how apt!

    Developer: Nectary Studio Pte Ltd

    5. Charades! Guess Words with Kids

    If you’re surrounded by young children at a gathering, entertain them with this game of charades. Charades! works the same way as Guess The Word SG, except that its decks are designed with children in mind. Categories include Toys and Games, Disney Characters, and Things That Are Red.

    Developer: FatChicken Studios

    6. Movies by

    For those who want to catch a film during Chinese New Year, Movies will be useful. Use this app to browse for movies to watch, showtimes, or a cinema near you. Beat those queues at the box office by booking your tickets through this app!

    Developer: Singtel Digital Media Pte Ltd

    7. CNY Greeting

    If you have yet to send your CNY greetings, CNY Greeting will do the trick for you. It offers 20 festive e-card backgrounds, and you can even customise the card with a message. For a personal touch, snap a photo and decorate it with numerous cute monkey stickers. You can save your creations to your camera roll or share them via email, Facebook and Instagram.

    Developer: Suw Lan Ang

    8. CNY Dumplings

    This dumpling app resembles a Cooking Mama game! Roll dough, choose a filling, seal the dumplings and boil them to create the symbolic food item which represents wealth and unity in Chinese culture. At the end of the game, you can key in a message and share the well-wishes with your loved ones. Alternatively, round up your family and friends to enjoy some dumplings together!

    Developer: OglivyOne, LLC