Planning An Amazing Hen’s Night Can Be Tough, So We Let An Online Sex Shop Do It For Us

When it comes to hen nights or bachelorette parties, many assume that everyone has to get drunk in order to have fun. However, this may not be every bride-to-be’s cup of tea.

If you’re in charge of your friend’s hen party and you’re not too keen on the usual bar-hop for a once in a lifetime bachelorette bash – here’s another fun and not so cliche way to celebrate your friend’s impending nuptial while bonding with your BFFs.

Forget the male strippers, Maison Mika is here to help you put together the best soirée for the bride-to-be; a fun, elegant and sexy affair.

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The Ultimate Hen Party

Maison Mika is a brand established by Asian women for Asian women. Maison Mika’s conception dates back to New York City in 2005 when founder, Trina Yeung, was living there and noticed a movement of sex shops in the neighbourhood of Soho.

When Trina moved to Singapore in 2009, she realised that there were nothing like that available in the city. Hence, Maison Mika was born to help debunk the misconception that sex shops are “sleazy” and to get more people talking about sex.

The online store currently has a wide range of products made from medical-grade materials for men, women, couples and singles included! Beyond being a beautiful online sex shop, they organise workshops and masterclasses on sexual wellness.

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Recently, they launched “The Ultimate Hen Party” – a 90 minute masterclass on the topic(s) of your choice. From learning about the art of seduction to learning how to better satisfy your partner in bed, an expert will guide you through the night filled with memories for a long time to come.

We thought what better way to end a long day at work than to throw a hen party for our “fake bride”. The lovely folks at Maison Mika came to our studio to throw us a Hen Party that was filled with laughs and lots of information we never knew we needed!

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Quickly getting us out of our shells, we kicked off the night with a quick quiz on the topic of sex.

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The conversation then moved on to learning about pleasuring each other in a relationship with tips on how to improve our game. As sex toys were passed around and stories were exchanged, Trina and our expert, Liz, took their time to carefully explain the products that were laid out in front of us.

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During the last 30 minutes of our session, we had an intimate no-holds-barred Q&A session about love, toys and accessories.

The best part is that they will bring a selection of their most popular items, and any purchases made on the night will be eligible for a 15% discount off the online store price.

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If you’ve always been curious about sex toys and unsure where to start, the masterclass held by Maison Mika is the perfect place to start.

Maison Mika’s events are tailored and structured as they will have a pre-consultation call with the lead guest first to discuss in detail what they would like to learn about and discuss.

Who says a night out with the girls has to end with aching feet and slight hearing loss? Skip the high heels and deafening club and throw the best hen’s party for the bride-to-be.

Make your girls’ night in bold and uninhibited, filled with great memories for a long time to come.

Maison Mika

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Party Like It’s The ’80s At This Retro Arcade Bar In Tanjong Pagar

Ah, the 1980s. Whether you were born in the 80s, grew up in the 80s, or never set foot in that infamous decade, hearing the term “1980s” probably makes you think of something.

It was the era of MTV, from which you (or your parents) watched music videos of the likes of Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Wham and Barbra Streisand on repeat.

Fashion was weird, colour combinations were the worst, music was over-digitised and commercialism consumed everyone.

Paying homage to the 80s, this arcade bar takes you back to the glory days. It’s throwback everyday at Nineteen80 – the latest bar to celebrate nostalgia with old school arcade games, 80s hits and neon-heavy backdrops.

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Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Singapore’s latest retro arcade bar, will be sweeping you away with some serious waves of nostalgia. Step through the pink neon-lit entrance and you’ll be greeted by a row of retro arcade video game machines – think Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighters.

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That’s not it.

Strike your best pose and take a selfie amongst the many murals with 80s pop culture references like Bruce Lee and the iconic “1-177155-4” pager code (it spells out “I-MISS-U” on the pager if you didn’t know!).

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Music wise – resident DJs will play a mix of in-house urban beats from the 80s, 90s and 00s. They also host weekly themed nights, including “Miss-Demeanor Ladies’ Night” on Wednesdays, ‘Fight For Your Right’ and ‘Radio Ga Ga’ nights later in the week, for guests to tease their glorious hair and get their groove on.

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There’s no denying the enduring popularity of some of the eras classic cocktails. Staying true to their theme, Nineteen80’s signature cocktails are mostly sweet-tasting – just like the 80s.

Get yourself some modernised classics such as the ‘Ice-T Hustler Remix’ – a Long Island Iced Tea with a hint of cloudy apple, the ‘Super Disco Blend’ – a Blue Lagoon with a yuzu finish, or stick to the true ‘Vodka Ribena’ – a mix of vodka, Ribena and soda, sure to inspire those nostalgic feels.

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If you’re planning on throwing a party, Nineteen80 are also open for private bookings! Whether it be a birthday, hens or stag night, corporate party or a brand launch – they’ve got you covered with old school arcade games, nostalgic cocktails and of course your favourite throwback hits.

Looking for a chill night out with friends? Grab your craziest outfits and step into the portal for your fix of nostalgia!

Address: #01-05, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444
Opening Hours: Tues, Thurs: 5.30PM – 1AM | Wed, Fri, Sat: 5.30PM – 3AM
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ZoukOut 2018 Returns This December For 1 Day Only – DVLM Among Headliners

Rally your squad and get ready for this year’s edition of ZoukOutSG!

After five years as a 2-day music festival, ZoukOut returns to Singapore this year as a 1-day festival.

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Taking place on December 1 on the shores of Sentosa Siloso beach, this year’s event will feature a full-fledged festival site complete with a food village, custom installations, mind-blowing stage production as well as roving acts.

Are You Ready?

Headlined by the likes of Marshmello and DJ Snake last year, the ZoukOut 2018 line-up is set to be packed with a stellar and diverse line-up of international, regional and local acts across dance music genres.

Acclaimed DJ duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike also known as DVLM, will be making their Singapore debut. This will also be their only performance in Southeast Asia this year!

Known for their massive hits like “When I Grow Up” featuring Wiz Khalifa and “Tremor” with Martin Garrix, this duo can’t be missed. They were also awarded the second spot in DJ MAG’s 2017 Top 100 DJ list, arguably making them the biggest EDM duo in recent years.

Tickets for ZoukOut2018 will be sold in 3 phases.

Phase 1: Super Early Bird (6 July ONLY)

General Admission –  $98

*Only 300 tickets available. Exclusive for DBS Live Fresh cardmembers.

Phase 2: Early Bird (6 – 23 July)

General Admission – $128

*For DBS/POSB card members and Zouk members only

**First 100 tickets purchased with DBS LIVE FRESH cards receives Priority Entry access

Phase 3: Advanced (24 July – 14 Sept)

General Admission – $148

Bundle for 4 – $580

Standing VIP – $248

*10% discount for DBS/POSB card members (limited to first 500 tickets)

Regular (15 Sept – 30 Nov)

General Admission – $158

Bundle for 4 – $620

Standing VIP – $248

At The Door (1 Dec)

General Admission – $178

The limited super early bird tickets are now available on their site! Hurry and get your tickets to save yourselves some tears and regrets.

While no other details surrounding ZoukOut have been released, this year’s festival will be one partygoers definitely can’t miss!

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In the mean time, here’s what went down at ZoukOut last year,

ZoukOut 2018
Date: 1 December 2018
Ticket Prices: From $98 – $178 (General Admission)

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ULTRA Singapore Returns This June With DJ Snake And Afrojack Among Headliners

For all you party people, the long awaited Ultra Singapore is slated to return for its third instalment this June – with this year’s festival set to be the best and biggest yet.

Get ready for another round of heart racing electronic dance music by top-notch DJs and music producers from all around the globe.

With stellar line-ups boasting the likes of Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Axwell, DJ Snake, Hardwell, Kygo, Skrillex, Tiesto amongst many others, Ultra Singapore has become a prime destination for international revellers and local dance music lovers alike.

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The highly anticipated global music festival will take place over the long weekend of Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2018 at Ultra Park on Bayfront Avenue.

An Ultra Good Time

Dedicated to the best of EDM, Ultranauts can expect another full-fledged weekend of partying and dancing – just hopefully less mud this time.

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This time round, the Singapore crowd will also get to experience the famous ULTRA Worldwide stage for the first time in Southeast Asia. Straight from the bayfront of Miami, the unique arching open stage concept domes over the crowd and takes beat-hungry Ultranauts on an electronic odyssey.

The stage is set to feature DJs from the trap and future bass world such as Illenium and and Joyryde.

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Ultra Singapore 2018 will span four stages on Bayfront Avenue. Aside from the inaugural debut of the Worldwide Stage, the Ultra Main Stage, the Resistance Stage, and a fourth Stage to house up-and-coming local and regional acts in the South East Asian music scene.

The Ultra Main Stage will feature headline acts while the Resistance Stage will pay homage to deep house and techno music. This year’s regional acts support features names such as Myrne, Kaku and Rave Republic.

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With past acts including EDM heavyweights, Hardwell and Tiesto and over hundreds of thousands of Ultranauts, Ultra Singapore has become a force to be reckoned with.

Tickets are still available for purchase here, and are priced at $120 for single day general admission tickets, $170 for two-day general admission tickets and $210 for two-day premium general admission tickets.

If you’re looking for the best experience Ultra Singapore has to offer, the two-day VVIP tickets are going at $550 – which includes access to the festival grounds via a VVIP Entrance, VVIP Platform and the VVIP Village with exclusive bathrooms, bars and a rest area.

We’re pumped for this year’s Ultra Singapore! Hurry and purchase your tickets before they sell out.

In the mean time, here’s a recap of what went down at last year’s Ultra Singapore:

Ultra Singapore 2018
Address: Ultra Park
Date: 15 – 16 June 2018
Tickets: From $120. Tickets can be purchased here.

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ZoukOut 2017’s Phase One Lineup Is Out – Here Are All The Acts So Far

After announcing Flume and Marshmello as the first two headliners for ZoukOut 2017 in Singapore, the festival has added another 3 heavy hitters to its lineup: German EDM sensation Robin Schulz, techno and house artist Claptone, and electronic legend Gui Boratto.

[caption id="attachment_29847" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image Credit: Image Credit: ZoukOut’s website. Phase 3 tickets are still available, and are going at $228 for a 2-day pass, and $138 and $148 for a 1-day pass for day one and day two respectively. VIP tickets for both days are still available, with day one and day two tickets going at $228 and $238 respectively.

Purchase your tickets here, and check back for more updates!

ZoukOut 2017
Venue: Siloso Beach
Date: 8 – 9 Dec
Admission: Ticketing details The F1 Side Events This Year Are As Lit As The Main Event – Here Are 5 Free Ones To Check Out

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Get Nauti In August On Board This Party Ship – The Largest Foam And Water Gun Party At Sea

Party people, if you’re still recovering from your post-Ultra blues, here’s something that will cheer you up!

There’s another party happening very soon, and this one will take you off Singapore island.

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Ready Set Sail is back again, and it’s bigger, better, and more exciting than ever! The first, largest foam and water gun party at sea, this two-day event will be happening on 26 – 27 August.

Some of you may remember 2016’s glorious Poseidon. After a successful maiden voyage, this cruise party will be returning once again, bringing a party experience like no other to those of you who love fun and are always on the hunt for new thrills.

A Beer Carnival On Board

This year, Ready Set Sail will be premiering its first ever beer carnival at sea. Expect games including ping pong, jenga, card games, roulette, and a dunking machine, but with a boozy twist. After all, isn’t everything more fun with a beer?

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After the beer carnival, participate in the largest foam and water gun party at sea!

Have a splashing good time to the beats of renowned DJs in the industry the likes of up-and-coming DJ Yang & Dangerous, who will be spinning to mainstream EDM, bootlegs and mash ups. Groove and dance into the wee hours of the morning to other award-winning guest DJs like Mixmischiefs, Nicolette, Joshua Dillon, Debi, and more!

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This party promises to be bigger and better than the one before, and everyone on board can look forward to being treated to a unique adventure!

A Priceless Adventure

Wondering what the price tag is on this one-of-a-kind experience? This experience will cost between $45/person (no cabin, 2 beers, all meals) for a normal tier ticket, to $2000/party of 10 if you book yourselves some VVIP tier tickets. As with any cruise, party packages are inclusive of drinks and all meals.

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A cruise party, minus that hefty price tag you’ll find with many others like it, this is the most affordable way to check “cruise party”off your bucket list!

A total experience that begins with you boarding a ship, and literally drifting away from all your problems on shore, you’re bound to have an amazing time drinking, partying, and playing at Ready Set Sail!

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For the best price, purchase your tickets NOW as early bird promotions are now on sale! This window will close on 22nd July 2017, so make sure you book your tickets early to avoid any disappointment!

To purchase tickets to Ready Set Sail 2017, click here. Take note that all ticket prices are not inclusive of a $45 embarkation fee per pax.

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Ultra SG 2017 Was Lit – Offstage, We Got Up Close And Personal With Myrne, Rave Republic, And Sam Rui

For the party people, last weekend was THE long-awaited Ultra Music Festival Singapore 2017. Like last year, the 2-day electronic dance music festival in Singapore was ultra wet, ultra muddy, and ultra amazing!

EDM heavyweights Hardwell and Tiesto drew the largest crowd at the Main stage on Saturday, 10th June. And while the drizzle that started off in the evening turned into a heavy downpour, it didn’t stop us from partying hard with Dash Berlin. It was a fantastic experience and a god-sent respite from the scorching heat.

At the Live stage, we caught Indonesian rapper Rich Chigga, and fellow home-grown talents DJ-producer Myrne, and singer-songwriter Sam Rui. Sitting between the two stages is the Resistance stage, which featured iconic UK duo Sasha & John Digweed and American house DJ-producer Jonny Vicious.

We had a serious dilemma on Day 2, because the line-ups were crazy – in a good way. From Nicky Romero, Steve Aoki, and Steve Angello headlining the Main stage, to Pendulum and KSHMR on Live stage at the other end, it’s hard to go for one set and not have #FOMO from passing up on the other big names.

Not forgetting local acts on the Live stage: home-boy ShiGGa Shay, DJ Duo Rave Republic, and singer-songwriter Jasmine Sokko.

While it didn’t rain on day 2, it was perfect weather for the party. Knife Party made a special appearance too – a big treat to the fans!

Of course there’s cake. #ultrasingapore #steveaoki #cakeme #umf #singapore #ultra

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Also, we finally got to witness Aoki’s famous cake-throwing ability.

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The lights and visuals were stunning. So were the sound and special effects. The free stuff like neon face and body paint, foil tattoos, photo print-outs, and goodie bags from several sponsor booths around the festival grounds added to the fun too (because we love free stuff).

As for food, drinks, and merchandise, payments had to be made via the RFID (radio frequency identification) tags on our wrist-tags. We had to top up our wrist tags via cash or credit card before buying anything – an upgrade from last year and it definitely made the ordering and collection process much easier and faster.

Another thing they ramped up this year was security. In wake of the rising terrorist-related attacks at major concerts and festivals, entrance bag checks were extremely thorough and we even got pat-downs. Kudos to the organisers and security for ensuring our safety!

We sent our DiscoverSG ambassadors down too, and this video wraps up the amazing time we had there.

We also scored the chance to chat with three home-grown artistes, Myrne, Rave Republic, and Sam Rui to get to know them a little better!


Why “Myrne”?

Avicii was taken. I tried a few other names like Tiesto and Hardwell, but it didn’t really work out.

I was a big fan of Talking Heads. The front man David Byrne wrote a book “How Music Works”, and it was a very influential book. It really affected how I saw the music industry and my career. So I ‘stole’ his name and put in the ‘M’ from my name. It was Byrne, now it’s Myrne.

If you were not producing music, what would you be doing now?

I love writing and journalism reporting, and I wanted to be a war journalist. Then I realised the high-risk environments they work in, so I decided I’d do something a bit more stable.

But otherwise, if I wasn’t into music, I’d probably do something total opposite. Probably a professor at a school, or just surround myself with learning and writing opportunities.

If you could pick out just one track of yours that represents who you are as a DJ-Producer, what would it be?

It’ll be Tiger Blood. It really represents what I am interested in when making music – collaboration. I did the track with my friend Graves, who is based in Hawaii.

The elements in the track are very symbolic of how I approach music. It’s a bit more melodic, very high energy, and a lot of old school chords and influences from R&B and old hip hop. I think that’s the best interpretation of my kind of music.

What about now? Who are some of your favourite artistes?

I’m really inspired by everything local. By people who grew up the same way I did, under the same circumstances, and yet they’ve gone on to do really interesting things.

Local artistes like Jasmine Sokko, who’s a good friend of mine and came from the same JC as me. She’s been doing electronic music and from Singapore as well so it’s really inspiring.

Sam Rui – her voice is really great. Also, Gentle Bones.

Any tips for aspiring DJs?

Don’t drop out of school.

To get good at anything, you have to spend a lot of time on it. If you’re going to be out at a cybercafé or a club all night, you’re not going to get good at DJing or producing music. You have to make some very significant lifestyle changes to improve your craft.

Rave Republic

Credit: Rave Republic’s Facebook

How different is it to DJ together compared to doing it solo?

It’s completely different. We’re more reserved alone and we don’t go on the mic as much. We also have our own tracks, so we surprise each other quite a lot with tracks that we drop. Through that, we build up each other up. Whereas when we play alone, we tend to just play what we’re used to.

We complement each other and together, we have so much energy.

Working together, were there disagreements that both of you had to work out?

Surprisingly, we’ve never had an argument for the 3 years we’ve been working together. We usually see eye to eye and never really had big differences. We’re both really chill too, so we’re good.

Why “Rave Republic”?

We wanted to create a community. Like a republic, or nation kind of thing. And Rave Republic just came to us.

We asked a few people and we had a few names like Rave-olution and Rave Nation, but Rave Republic just stuck.

Any crazy fan girl stories?

A girl broke into our house once and played our PlayStation. It was very strange.

The girl walked into our Swedish house-mate’s room where he was sleeping with his girlfriend, and that girl just went: “Shhh, shhh, I’m gonna use your bathroom. Shhhh.”She was really drunk, and so was our house-mate. So the next morning, he was like: did I imagine all that?

Apparently she had broken in to use our bathroom, played our PlayStation, and left. It was very confusing and weird for all of us.

What are your future plans for Rave Republic?

We’ve only been playing in Asia this past 2 or 3 years. The next will definitely be global expansion. It is one of our biggest goals to put Asia in the global map.

If you think about Asia-based artistes, there’s pretty much no one who’s hit it big overseas. And I know we’re ang moh, but we’re proud to call ourselves Singaporeans. We’ve lived here for 7 and 9 years. We grew our act here and it is our home. We really want to take the sound and our inspiration that comes from living in Singapore and Asia, and export it world-wide. Hopefully, Rave Republic can be that act!

We’ve going to announce some big news that will help with our goal of global expansion soon!

Sam Rui

Credit: Sam Rui

Why “Sam Rui”?

My stage name kind of happened by accident.

When I was creating my Youtube channel back then, I typed my first name (Samantha) into the name box, and “Wong Sze Rui” into the surname box like an idiot. Youtube took the “Rui” as my last name, so “Samantha Rui” showed up. I liked the sound of it, and it wasn’t so far off from my actual name, so it just stuck. I cut it to Sam since everyone calls me Sam anyway.

If you were not producing music, what would you be doing now?

I don’t actually produce, I think there’s this common misconception that I produce my music since it’s electronic, but my producer is GROSSE. I write the music and lyrics, he does the actual production. I feel the need to clarify that because I’ve been asked this a couple times and I can’t take credit for something I didn’t do.

If I weren’t making or writing music, I’d be in university studying psychology. Before music, I really wanted to pursue clinical psychology and eventually take over my mom’s private practice – she’s a counsellour and linguistic therapist. I was straddling school and music but felt like I was doing both at a 50% capacity, so I decided to focus on music at this point. However, I still plan to finish my degree and pursue that.

How would you describe your music style? What would be the one track of yours that really represents who you are?

My sound changes between songs on the album, so I’d loosely say my music is alternative-electronic R&B. The one thing that ties the whole album together is what I like to think as “soul”. Again I say this loosely. I don’t mean “soul” as in a powerhouse vocal, or any sort of jazz influence.

It’s the honesty I put into my music – the way I write, the way I sing and even the way we craft the tone of the beat and lay down the vocal. For example in my album, the aim was to capture whatever I was feeling at the time – heartbreak, sadness, loneliness, clarity – and fit them into songs, like time capsules.

The one track I feel captures this best is the outro of the album – 20,000. It means a lot to me because I wrote this as sort of a summary, a letter to myself.

Outside of Ultra, where else can we catch you perform?

I’ve got a couple shows coming up later this year.

I also live stream on Instagram every once in a while, where I basically see how many songs I can play to the 1 jazz chord progression I know. If you request a song in the chat there that I know, I’ll probably sing it. Like a fun DIY acoustic show.

What are your future plans for Sam Rui?

For now it’s just putting this album out and seeing my baby finally come to life. I’ve been sitting on it so long and it’s my first big project. After it’s out I hope to do some local and regional shows.

I’d want to get back to writing and I really want to collaborate with other local and regional artists. Performing is one thing but creating the music is a whole other ball game and I haven’t done that in a while, so hopefully I get the chance to again in the tail end of this year.


We thank Myrne, Rave Republic, and Sam Rui for their time!

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DBS Marina Regatta Is Bringing The Beach To The Bay, With lululemon Workouts, Potato Head’s Coconut Bar & More!

If you’ve been spending all your hours cooped up in the office rushing to meet deadline after deadline, we think it’s time to get out and feel the warmth of the sunshine on your face again.

Where, you ask? Look no further than the CBD. This 1-4 June, DBS brings the beach to you.

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Back for its sixth edition, the DBS Marina Regatta will see the return of Singapore’s first and only urban pop-up beach at Marina Bay.

Dubbed “Singapore’s Biggest BayFest”, there’s no place like the DBS Marina Regatta this summer.

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From lying in a hammock with an ice cold cocktail, to taking lululemon yoga classes against a scenic backdrop, to tackling Singapore’s largest inflatable water obstacle course, the DBS Marina Regatta has something for everyone!

Here are some amazing highlights at the DBS Marina Regatta!

1. Sip On Cocktails at Potato Head’s Coconut Bar

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Bali beach lovers will be familiar with Potato Head, an essential stop for anyone heading over for a vacay.

Fret not if you’ve never been there; Potato Head will be bringing its renowned Coconut Bar to the DBS Marina Regatta. Sip on the bar’s fresh coconut cocktails and beers, and be transported to paradise!

Where: Bay Beach – Singapore’s only pop-up urban beach

2. Make A Splash At The Giant Inflatable Water Obstacle Course

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Last year, the DBS Marina Regatta brought a five-storey water slide to the Bay. This year, it’s bringing “Battle Bay”, a massive inflatable water obstacle course with nine obstacles spanning 11,000 square feet! Do you and your friends have the mental and physical chops to finish the Battle Bay?

Tackle the course as an individual or a team of four, and stand a chance to win cash prizes if you or your team clock the fastest time. With both bragging rights and $8,000 up for grabs, you’ll want to start training now.

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For a brief respite from the sweltering heat, step into the Bay Dome, one of two majestic domes at the regatta. Standing at 7.5 metres tall, you’ll get to immerse yourself in Singapore’s largest interactive art dome and add your personal touch to an illustrated projection of the iconic Marina Bay skyline.

Create your own unique characters and watch them come to life on the projection. Watch the canvas evolve as characters stream in and create a dynamic and vibrant landscape!

Where: Bay Dome
Price: Free

4. Work out with lululemon

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Fitness enthusiasts, this one’s for you. Popular brand lululemon will be collaborating with Yoga+ and WeBarre to bring you a curated line-up of yoga and barre classes at the Bay. Complete all classes and receive a special surprise from lululemon!

Work up a sweat with fellow fitness enthusiasts! Who knows, maybe you’ll make a new friend or two!

Classes are free, so hurry and sign up at 5. Get Ultra-Ready at the DBSMR X ULTRA Countdown Party [caption id="attachment_26062" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Image Credit: Artist’s impression of Marina Regatta 2017[/caption]

With such a fun and exciting array of activities to participate in at the DBS Marina Regatta, there’s no reason to stay indoors this June! So get out there and have some fun!

Follow DBS on Facebook for more updates or visit

DBS Marina Regatta 2017
The Promontory@Marina Bay
Date: 1 – 4 June 2017
Time: 4pm – 9pm (1 June); 10am – 10pm (2, 3, 4 June)
Price: Free admission

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DJs Above & Beyond Will Be In Singapore For One Night Only – Here’s Where They’ll Be Spinning

Listen up party people! Block off this date on your calendars now, because UK’s most adventurous electronic band, Above & Beyond is here to party with you!

Set on 12th May, Friday, members Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki will be taking over the console at Zouk Singapore.

Besides hitting #1 on the iTunes dance chart in 20 countries, they are the first British DJs to play sold-out shows in the legendary New York’s Madison Square Garden and The Forum in Los Angeles.

To give you an even better idea of how big these DJs are, they’ve ranked within the top 10 of DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs Poll for five years in a row now, from 2007.

This is one party you definitely don’t want to miss! If you want a table, book it quick because we expect the crowd to be above and beyond the usual!

Above & Beyond x Zouk Singapore
3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022 
Date: 12 May, Friday
Till 3am

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In Need Of A Happy Hour? This ‘Atas’ Food Hall In The CBD Has A Bar That Offers Drinks For Just $5

As they say, old is gold.

This time, Singapore After Nine is casting the spotlight on an oldie but a goodie: Five Square (FIV Square) in the busy CBD.

It’ll have you covered from lunch through to dinner and drinks, and with live performances, no less!

[caption id="attachment_25082" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Outside Five Square[/caption]

Just like its name, food and drinks here go at the unbeatable rate of $5 each, every hour of everyday.

[caption id="attachment_25107" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Inside Five Square[/caption]

Take your pick between dining indoors or out at the alfresco area.

The Bar

Chill out with your pals over sake, wine or beer at just $5 a glass.

To liven up the party, have a go at Five Square’s pool table or dart booths. Sports fans will feel right at home here too, as Five Square often screens games on their large-screen televisions.

Their drink menu features an extensive selection of premium whiskies, a hundred or so different brands of wines, and various labels of icy cold beer.

[caption id="attachment_25085" align="aligncenter" width="2775"] L-R: Kronenbourg 1664 Lager ½ Pint Beer ($5), Mint and Margo Margarita ($15), Lychee Martini ($15), Mojito ($12)[/caption]

The Bazaar

Next to the bar is a large, open food hall that can hold a total of 300 diners. Home to 5 gourmet food stalls with extensive menus, take your pick from international cuisine ranging from Japanese to Spanish!

[caption id="attachment_25086" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Five Square adopts an open food hall concept[/caption]

The dishes are reasonably priced, making them a popular choice for those working in the CBD, and attracting crowds from farther away.

It’s no wonder, as the dishes beat what regular food courts can offer in terms of taste and quality, yet are not as pricey as those in upscale restaurants.

Cinqo Tapas

A take on the popular Five Tapas Bar at Cuppage Terrace, Cinqo Tapas brings on a whole host of palate pleasers.

[caption id="attachment_25105" align="alignnone" width="2880"] Cinqo Tapas[/caption]

1. Carbonara Fettucine ($9.90)

This plate of pasta was worth every dollar–and every calorie! We swear we’re not exaggerating when we say we could literally smell the aroma of the smoky prosciutto ham and rich cream while it was on its way out from the kitchen!

[caption id="attachment_25088" align="aligncenter" width="3024"] Carbonara Fettucine[/caption]

The fettucine was topped with thinly shaved parmesan slices and a glistening orb of an egg. The pasta was perfectly al dente, and the rich creaminess of the sauce was complemented by the smoky ham, which was chewy and crisp.

[caption id="attachment_25089" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] In loving memory of the Carbonara Fettucine we devoured[/caption]

2. Angus Beef Cubes ($12)

[caption id="attachment_25090" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Angus Beef Cubes[/caption]

Fried beef topped with a generous smattering of golden sautéed garlic–yum! The beef cubes were well-marinated and packed a punch of flavour. Texture-wise, however, it was a tad too chewy for my preference. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it, and the fresh rocket leaves at the side were a refreshing accompaniment to the meat.

3. Bacon Mushroom ($6)

Springy, juicy mushrooms wrapped in bacon is what this dish is all about.

[caption id="attachment_25091" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Bacon Mushroom[/caption]

It was a pity the juices from the mushrooms softened the otherwise crispy bacon. Still, it was a winning combination, as the sweet taste of mushroom offset the savoury flavour of the bacon.

Just Pho Fun

Don’t let that name fool you–this place takes its food seriously.

4. Fresh Summer Roll (2 pcs, $5)

[caption id="attachment_25092" align="aligncenter" width="2816"] Fresh Summer Roll[/caption]

Stuffed with vermicelli, fresh prawns, mint leaves and assorted vegetables, these rolls were a delight to crunch into. If the rice paper wrap had been a little bit softer, it would have been perfect. Nevertheless, the sweet-sour chilli dip lent the roll a kick of flavour, and was very pleasing on the whole.

5. Dry Vermicelli with BBQ Pork ($10)

[caption id="attachment_25094" align="aligncenter" width="3023"] Dry Vermicelli with BBQ Pork[/caption]

The texture of the noodle was good, and the accompanying sweet-spicy-sour sauce was thoroughly interesting on the taste buds. However, the pork leaned slightly on the dry side and could have been more tender. A generous shower of ground nuts, fried shallots, and freshly julienned carrots and turnips added some colour to the dish and was the perfect way to round it off!

6. Rice Noodles with Sliced Beef Soup ($10)

[caption id="attachment_25095" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Rice Noodles with Sliced Beef Soup[/caption]

The rice noodles were cooked to just the right degree of springiness, and the beef slices were cooked to tender perfection. The soup was less savoury than we had hoped, but well-flavoured nevertheless!

[caption id="attachment_25097" align="alignnone" width="2445"] Free mango salad![/caption]

As a bonus, with each main dish ordered at this stall, you get a free mango salad!


A branch-off of its renowned parent outlet at Tanjong Pagar, this stall at Five Square serves equally good grub.

[caption id="attachment_25102" align="aligncenter" width="2151"] Teppei[/caption]

Without missing a beat, it continues to spread chef Teppei’s legacy in the form of top-notch taste, quality and affordability.

7. Kaisendon, Seafood Donburi ($16)

[caption id="attachment_25098" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Kaisendon, Seafood Donburi[/caption]

The cubes of salmon and tuna sashimi were fresh and tender, well-marinated and flavourful.

Small chunks of sweet scallop were nestled in the middle of the sashimi pyramid. Along with the tobiko, which exploded with savoury goodness with every bite, they went perfectly with the Japanese rice. A lick of wasabi to the side of the dish cleared our palate in between mouthfuls.

8. Seared & Salmon Sashimi, Seafood Donburi ($16.80)

This was really, really good.

[caption id="attachment_25099" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Seared & Salmon Sashimi, Seafood Donburi[/caption]

The salmon sashimi was fresh and chopped into thick slices. Marinated with what tasted like a mixture of soy sauce and mirin, it was the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.

The seared salmon, on the other hand, had just the right amount of smokiness to it. Even though we were too full to eat all the rice, we devoured every single bit of the salmon.

The Grill Knife (Western)

An offshoot of The Soup Spoon, The Grill Knife also offers nutrition-packed meals made with fresh ingredients, paired with their delicious homemade sauces.

9. Chicken Combo ($13.80)

Grilled over high heat, the chicken thigh was tender and moist, as were the Bratwurst sausages.

[caption id="attachment_25100" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Chicken Combo[/caption]

As the saying goes, the more the merrier! This was true of the Herbivore salad that came with more than 5 different vegetables! Our only gripe was that the fried wanton skins that came with the salad could have been crispier. Apart from that, this dish was a tasty balance of protein and fibre.

Gogibox (Korean)

The Gogibox offers a unique twist on Korean cuisine, with the Gogi Taco ($6.80), and the Gogi Dog ($6.80).

[caption id="attachment_25101" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Image Credit: ckchai.blogspot[/caption]

It also sells bentos such as the Gogi Plate above ($8.50). Take your pick from fried rice, 8 different choices of meat and a salad. Unfortunately, we did not manage to sample food from the Gogibox as it was closed, but we will definitely be back to get some!

All things considered, Five Square is definitely a top contender on our list of chill out spots. Not only does it provide affordable food and drinks with great taste and quality, it’s also conveniently situated near the workplaces in the CBD.

It’s never too late for food and drinks at Five Square. Supper, anyone?

Cheers to the next round of great food and beer,

Singapore After Nine

All prices are subject to 7% GST and 10% Service Charge. 

Five Square
1 Pickering Street, Great Eastern Centre, #01-03, Singapore 04865
Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 10am – 12am (Closed on Sundays and PH)

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