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[Movie Review] Hidden Figures (2016)

Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly about female African-American mathematicians at NASA. The film is well-received by critics and audience alike. It was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2016 and has been nominated for numerous awards, including three Oscars, for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer, and two Golden Globes, Best Supporting Actress (Spencer) and Best Original...

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AccorHotels Super Sale is Back – Discounts at over 560 AccorHotels and resorts across Asia Pacific

If you are looking to plan for a yoga retreat, staycation, honeymoon, romantic getaway or adventure escape, the AccorHotels’ Asia Pacific Super Sale is back with 40% off at more than 560 participating hotels and resorts across Asia Pacific! With rates starting from as low as USD10 per room night, you can choose from Fairmont, Sofitel, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, Swissôtel, Grand Mercure, The Sebel, Novotel, Mercure, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and Hotel Formule 1 brands. AccorPlus members enjoy an even more generous discount of 50% off. The online only sale is open at www.accorhotels.com from 21 to...

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The Great Authentic Singaporean Cuisine

There can be few locations that are better geographically placed to take in the best of global food than Singapore. And with some cutting-edge new restaurants being catered to by smartphone-assisted delivery companies, we can all enjoy some wonderful Singaporean cuisine at just the push of a button. There’s been something a revolution in ‘Mod-sin’ food in recent years. With newly developed cooking techniques and innovative use of fusion flavours supplementing many Singaporean classics, it’s now fairly easy to track down new favourites like Laksa Pesto Pasta or the delicious Buah Keluak dessert. If you’re looking to a good...

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Vietjet, Vietnam’s Bikini Airline receives full membership from IATA

Vietjet came a long way since first being known internationally as the “bikini airline from Vietnam”: The low cost carrier from Vietnam today received full membership from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), affirming the new-age carrier’s role and position in the aviation community in Vietnam and overseas. Prior to attaining membership, Vietjet had been certified by the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). We have flew with Vietjet on several occasions to Vietnam and were pretty impressed with their service standards. Check out our review on Vietjet.   Vietjet is an airline to be taken seriously in the international aviation space...

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CHICAGO the musical reminds me of the social media generation

CHICAGO, one of the world’s most successful musical is now showing at Marina Bay Sands. I caught the media preview last Thursday and the characters totally remind me of the social media generation where bad behaviour is rewarded with more fame and fortune. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. A lot of people may have seen the musical, but did not realise that...

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