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We reveal cheapskate ways you can save money this Chinese New Year, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Chinese New Year (CNY) is just days away and in the spirit of giving, you may be unknowingly spending thousands of dollars within this festive season alone. In a Lunar New Year survey conducted by United Overseas Bank (UOB) in 2017, a Singaporean spends an average of $2,503 on food and family during the festivities. → Read More

Things to know before buying a Chanel bag and how to spot a fake, Lifestyle News

If you've clicked into this article, you're probably thinking about purchasing your first Chanel bag or already have one and are planning to expand your collection. While buying a Chanel bag may seem like a rite of passage for many girls, our colleague feels otherwise about shelling out $4,000 on a luxury bag. → Read More

I cheated my way to toned arms, doing 20,000 bicep curls in 20 minutes with zero effort, Lifestyle News

It's been almost a week since we've stepped into 2020. How many of you are still going strong with your new year resolutions — or have they started to go south? Getting in shape and having a toned body is one of my goals this year, and instead of just hitting the gym or doing HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) workouts at home with the little time I have, I'm turning to smarter ways to help… → Read More

$1 Don Don Donki Sushi Bar, 1-for-1 bubble tea & other deals this week, Lifestyle News

We scour the island for the best deals to help you stretch your dollar, and keep you in the loop on the hottest shopping trends. 'Cos good things must share. $1 SUSHI AT DON DON DONKI SUSHI BAR → Read More

Fun indoor playgrounds in JB malls to spoil your kids silly, Lifestyle, Malaysia News

When you're done cafe hopping and have exhausted the list of things to do in Johor Bahru with your family, why not spend some time with the kids by at a place they’re sure to enjoy — indoor playgrounds. → Read More

Get Out!! Have breakfast with orangutan Ah Meng's granddaughter at the Singapore Zoo , Lifestyle News

Get Out!! is a bi-weekly video series where our hosts go out and discover new things around Singapore. This week, Le En and Kexin have 'Breakfast with Wildlife' where they get to enjoy a breakfast buffet and meet some orangutans at the same time. When was the last time you set foot in the Singapore Zoo? If it's been a long time, here's another reason to spend a day there with the family:… → Read More

Huat Huat Land, Carnival at Punggol - and other free activities in Singapore this weekend, Lifestyle News

The weekend is finally here! Don't waste it away by spending it at home because there are lots of activities happening around the island to enjoy with your friends and family. Weekends will never be the same again with this weekend planner. HUAT HUAT LAND The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre has transformed its roof garden into a land of prosperity to get you in the mood for Chinese New Year… → Read More

Singapore flight attendants share the pros and cons of flying, Lifestyle, Travel, Singapore News

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Cafes in JB that'll make you feel like you're overseas, Lifestyle, Malaysia, Travel News

Besides shopping, getting our hair, nails and massages done, most of us head over to Johor Bahru (JB) for its good food. While there are the usual streetside hawkers offering delectable local cruisine, the low conversion rate and wallet-friendly prices allow us to splurge on fancy cafes when we're in JB without feeling the pinch. → Read More

1-for-1 HeyTea at MBS, IKEA sale-abration & other deals this week, Lifestyle News

We scour the island for the best deals to help you stretch your dollar, and keep you in the loop on the hottest shopping trends. 'Cos good things must share. 1-FOR-1 HEYTEA AT MARINA BAY SANDS → Read More

I tried the baby food diet for 4 days

Another day, another diet I put myself through so that you know which are actually feasible and others that you should avoid at all cost if you're setting new health goals for yourself in the New Year. This diet, however, might be a little bizarre to most because the meal plans consist of baby food. → Read More

5 places you can experience snow in Singapore (for free) this Christmas, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Don't fret if you didn't manage to get away this year-end holiday season to somewhere cold and snowy. At least those left behind can take heart that the temperatures in Singapore are at its coolest this year, though you'd have to bring your brollies out. → Read More

Underrated states in Malaysia to visit that aren't Johor, Melaka or Penang, Lifestyle, Travel News

Every so often, when there's a long weekend, you'll find Singaporeans escaping to Malaysia for a quick holiday — it's affordable and requires little planning for a three-day two-night getaway. Aside from Johor, which is just across the border and a choice destination for day trips, many choose to buy a cheap flight out to Penang for its scrumptious food and street art, or Melaka to spend time… → Read More

This Singapore therapy dog fulfilled a patient's last wish and is a 'miracle worker' to some, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Fluffy & Famous is a weekly video series where we interview "infurrencers", a term we coined for famous fur kids who aren't like your regular influencers on Instagram. This week, we follow Onyx the therapy dog to work where he brings smiles and comfort to the patients in Assisi Hospice. Some dogs are more than just good bois, they're angels disguised in fur. → Read More

Shake Shack is opening a second outlet, Takashimaya's gift bazaar & other deals this week, Lifestyle News

We scour the island for the best deals to help you stretch your dollar, and keep you in the loop on the hottest shopping trends. 'Cos good things must share. [UPDATE, Dec 4] SHAKE SHACK IS OPENING A SECOND OUTLET Shake Shack took Singapore by storm when they opened their first outlet in Jewel Changi Airport, and now the popular American fast-food chain is expanding its grounds and opening a new… → Read More

Get your hair done and eat at this hidden cafe within a salon at Orchard Road, Lifestyle, Food News

Get Out!! is a bi-weekly video series where our hosts go out and discover new things around Singapore. This week, Le En and Kexin head to a beauty and dining concept in Orchard Road to check out a cafe that's hidden within a hair salon while being surrounded by flowers and plants to make them feel closer to nature. Look no further than Walking on Sunshine for a dainty place to have your hair and… → Read More

Singapore flight attendants tell us the best and worst countries to visit , Lifestyle, Travel, Singapore News

A working Singaporean takes an average of about 14 days of paid leave a year, a number that's been ranked the fifth lowest in the world. With the limited number of leave days we get, we figured it'll be silly to waste them on overseas holidays that are underwhelming. → Read More

Places in Singapore that'll make you believe you're in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, Lifestyle, Travel News

The year is ending and somehow everyone on my Instagram feed is enjoying a holiday in Japan. If you're one of those stuck in Singapore for the festive season and are yearning for a trip to Japan too, here's how you can recreate a Japanese-inspired holiday right here in Singapore. We've put together a list of places where you can get to experience zen, relax in onsen spas and indulge in Japanese… → Read More

Kate Pang and Andie Chen open to the idea of having 4 kids, Lifestyle, Entertainment News

[Win tickets to JCube's 'Fun on ice with Kandie family' on Nov 30 and Dec 7, where you can get to meet celeb couple Kate Pang, Andie Chen and their adorable brood! Read on to find out how or click here.] Babies, they're a source of joy and sometimes they can be your worst nightmare too. → Read More

Weekend planner Nov 16-17: Artbox, gigantic water playground & other fun activities, Lifestyle, Singapore News

The weekend is finally here! Don't waste it away by spending it at home because there are lots of activities happening around the island to enjoy with your friends and family. Weekends will never be the same again with this weekend planner. ARTBOX SINGAPORE 2019 The largest urban art container event is back again in Singapore and for its third instalment, it will feature over 300 creatives,… → Read More