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Author: Carissa Wong

Singapore’s First Great Christmas Village Is Where You Should Be This Holiday

Christmas is fast approaching and many people are clueless as to how they should spend it. Orchard road is always a go-to spot as there are plenty of food, booze and beautiful lighting decor. This year, you definitely can’t miss it. The whole 2.88km stretch of Orchard Road will be filled with endless wonder this Christmas with buskers, light ups, and pop up stores. There are pop up stores for everyone, from Häagen-Dazs for foodies to Tiffany & Co. Fragrances for the ladies. Although it trails an actual experience in the Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle, Singapore’s first...

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Disney Pixar’s Coco is a spooky movie that the whole family can enjoy together

We can’t be more excited about Disney Pixar‘s new movie ‘Coco‘ which is from the creators of Toy Story, Finding Dory and Inside Out. The movie is everything we could ever ask for – vibrant colours, lively music and a heartfelt story. Set in Mexico, the movie follows the life of Miguel, a young boy who wants to follow his dreams of being a musician against his family’s wishes. He has to choose between pursuing what he wants and following his ancestral tradition. On Dia de los Muertos a.k.a Day of the Dead, he is transported to the land of the...

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The North Face launches its first Outdoor Training Station in Southeast Asia

On 8th November, The North Face launched its Outdoor Training Station in Singapore, inspired by its flagship outlet in Shanghai. Joining for the launch were MediaCorp artists Pierre Png and Paige Chua. Athletes ultra-marathoner Chris Yeo, mountain biker Laura Liong, sports climber Jay Koh, personal trainer Alfred Tang and Yoga and Pilates teacher Dawn Sim also joined in the fun. The North Face, known for their winter wear, wants to show that the brand is not just about that. The store offers mountaineering, climbing, running, hiking, skiing gear, among many others. They offer some seriously fashionable pieces that people can wear...

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AJ Hackett is now in Sentosa, Singapore, offering the Bungy Jump, Giant Swing and Vertical Skywalk

AJ Hackett, the man who created a storm by bungy jumping off the Eiffel Tower, founder of the self-named bungy jumping company, opened a new AJ Hackett in Singapore on 1 November at Sentosa and I was among the first to try out all their activities offered. Established in 1988 and now in countries like New Zealand, Australia, China, France, Russia and Singapore, they have a record of 0 fatalities. Why risk your life doing extreme sports in other countries when you can do in here in Singapore? There are 4 activities offered here: the Bungy Jump, Giant Swing,...

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Marina Bay Sands and WWF partner up to raise sustainability in Asia

On 25 October 2017, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Marina Bay Sands announced their partnership for increasing the sustainability standards in Asia, starting with ocean conservation. Together, they have created goals to improve responsible procurement. Marina Bay Sands is also supporting four aquaculture farms in Malaysia to have more sustainable farming – a first such collaboration for WWF-Singapore. Marina Bay Sands’ embarked on its journey to responsible seafood in 2014 by removing shark fin at all their restaurants and MICE events hosted at Sands Expo and Convention Centre. To kickoff the new partnership, Marina Bay Sands targets to...

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