A 23-year-old actress-model has won the coveted title of Miss World Singapore 2018. Vanessa Peh emerged victorious against nine other finalists – as determined by judges’ scores and audience votes – in the beauty pageant held at Resorts World Theatre in Resorts World Sentosa on Friday (14 September)
Visitors decked in cosplay attire arrived in resounding force at the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC), which took place over the weekend (8 and 9 September) at the Marina Bay Sands Expo. Billed as the largest pop culture convention in Singapore, this year’s STGCC featured unique toy figures
This year's Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) featured its first-ever Lego booth, which invited visitors to come together to build a 3m by 3m mosaic wall depicting a portrait of fictional boy wizard Harry Potter.
Organisers of a “sugar babies” themed party during the Singapore Grand Prix have pulled the event from a line-up of Formula One events due to the controversial nature of the sponsor Sugarbook, a dating platform catering to “sugar daddies”. Sugarbook’s party was originally part of the Singapore Tourism
A 23-year-old design researcher has won the coveted title of Miss Universe Singapore 2018. Zahra Khanum beat 14 other finalists to the crown in the beauty pageant held at One Farrer Hotel on Friday (31 August). She will represent Singapore in the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Bangkok on 17 December.
A pair of twin sisters who attacked and spat on a condominium manager, in an act that was caught in a widely circulated video three years ago, were fined on Tuesday (28 August). Tang Lei, who is in Singapore on a special pass, was fined $2,500 while Tang Bei, a Singapore permanent resident, was fined
When Malaysian MasterChef UK contestant Zaleha Kadir Olpin was eliminated from the TV cooking competition after judge Gregg Wallace said her rendang was not “crispy” enough, it triggered consternation across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei for the affront to Southeast Asian cuisine. Four months
After two consecutive seasons of finishing outside the top four in the English Premier League (EPL), Arsenal is determined to achieve automatic qualification for the Champions League at the end of the upcoming EPL season, said veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech in Singapore on Friday (27 July). “This is a
With Hollywood soon to release Crazy Rich Asians, its first film with an all-Asian cast in 25 years – which also stars Singaporeans such as Pierre Png, Fiona Xie, Tan Kheng Hua and Selena Tan – it seems that Asian actors are making greater strides on the global stage – and Joshua Tan hopes to join their
With the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources recently engaging social media influencers for government campaigns, it seems that influencers are becoming more prominent in Singapore these days. For influencer-turned-travel host Yeoh Mong Chin, it is apparent to her
Who says it doesn't pay to get good at video games? Come this October, qualified players of two popular games will get to compete in the Singtel Group's new regional eSports championship for a prize pool of US$300,000 (S$407,000).
Food delivery app Deliveroo has begun using halal-only delivery bags in an effort to cater to a growing base of Muslim customers and halal-certified restaurant partners. The halal-only delivery bags were introduced in order to adhere to halal guidelines around food handling, as well as to ensure that
The latest product to emerge from the “clear drinks” trend from Japan has hit Singapore – the Coca-Cola Clear, first launched in Japan earlier this month, is now available in Singapore. The transparent drink fad started in Singapore last year when Japanese company Suntory’s clear milk tea became available
Icelandic footballer Rúrik Gíslason recently gained viral fame for his good looks after coming on as a substitute during his country’s 1-1 draw against Argentina on Saturday (16 June) at the World Cup. Many viewers were left purring over his Nordic style and blue eyes during his brief cameo for the
It appears that Malaysian pop diva Siti Nurhaliza celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri this year with a number of other celebrities – those from the political arena, that is.
Take the opportunity to celebrate that special man in your life with these Father’s Day events, which are taking place over this weekend.
Kim Jong Un is a “great guy” with a firm conviction to change his country for the better, said former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman, who has met the North Korean leader several times.
Fans of e-sports, music and anime came together at the inaugural Asia Game Festival, which took place over the weekend (9 and 10 June) at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. Celebrity cosplayers such as Aza Miyuko and Onnies graced the festival, taking part in a meet-and-greet session
Let’s face it, the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar is no longer the bazaar it used to be. Yes, there are still stalls selling food of the traditional kind, but gimmick-laden food has risen to prominence at the bazaar. Many Muslims feel that they are no longer able to identify with the bazaar.
Ice cream: it’s the dessert you can turn to if you want to beat the current heat spell – or if you simply just want a sweet treat. Among the myriad of ice cream brands available in Singapore, some have gone through the halal certification process in order to cater to Muslim consumers. Here are 10 such
This year’s Geylang Serai bazaar continues to offer a wide range of food items, from traditional foods such as tahu sumbat and beef kebab to the non-traditional items such as the rendang beef slider and handcrafted Swedish meatballs. Despite an overwhelming presence of hipster food stalls at Ramadan