Abdul Rahman Azhari

  • Roses Of Peace founder aims to use NMP post to champion social cohesion

    When Mohamed Irshad started the Roses Of Peace inter-faith group in 2012, he saw it as a way to promote social cohesion and religious harmony in Singapore.

  • Huawei trolls Apple by giving out free powerbanks at iPhone launch

    The powerbanks' packaging had these words which seem to take a dig at Apple's new smartphones' battery capacity: "Here's a powerbank. You'll need it. Courtesy of Huawei."

  • Apple fans in Singapore get their hands on latest iPhone XS models

    Apple fans in Singapore finally got their hands on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max on Friday morning (21 September) at the flagship Apple Orchard Road store.

  • Undeterred by high prices, Apple fans in Singapore queue for latest iPhones in Orchard Rd

    It seems that iPhone fans in Singapore are determined to get their hands on the latest iPhone models, despite the sky-high prices.

  • HBO Asia's 'Folklore' presents Asian horror from 6 different countries

    Set in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and South Korea respectively, each episode was filmed in the local language of the respective countries.

  • Actress-model Vanessa Peh crowned Miss World Singapore 2018

    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).

  • 'We do it for the people': Cosplayers have a ball at Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention

    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, comics from past and present, musical performances, and special guests which included Marvel comic artists David Finch and Mark Brooks. Malaysian pair Stefaan Fangman and Jonathan Goon, who were both dressed in the iconic Ghostbusters jumpsuits, said that they engage in cosplay mostly “for the people”.

  • Harry Potter fans build 3m-tall Lego mosaic at Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention

    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.

  • Controversial 'sugar babies' party pulled out of F1-themed event line-up for Singapore Grand Prix

    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 Board’s (STB’s) Grand Prix Season Singapore, a series of F1-themed events held outside of the race track during the Grand Prix period. The Malaysia-based sugar dating platform is one of the sponsors of the Sky Grande Prix, a five-night event at Grand Hyatt hotel organised by Singapore-based luxury lifestyle marketing agency and digital magazine Vanilla Luxury.

  • Design researcher Zahra Khanum crowned Miss Universe Singapore 2018

    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). Khanum walked away with $10,000 in cash, as well as prizes including a five-night cruise package for two aboard Genting Dream and a smile makeover from Orchard Scotts Dental.

  • Twin sisters who attacked and spat on Simei condominium manager fined

    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 $2,100 in the State Courts for causing hurt and using criminal force against the condominium manager and a security guard of Simei Green condominium. The 50-year-old sisters from China were embroiled in the spat with condominium manager Colvin Quek Choon Kiat over the issue of an access card.

  • The judges were wrong about my dish, but I've moved on, says 'rendang-gate' chef Zaleha

    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 have passed since the incident blew up, and Zaleha is still unsure as to “what the judges were thinking” when they criticised her dish of chicken stewed in spices.

  • Arsenal seeking top 4 finish in new EPL season: Petr Cech

    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 basic target but you always want to add to that so we will try to win as many games as possible, and we work hard to be prepared to compete in every competition,” said Cech.

  • Joshua Tan talks challenges in his career and his aspiration to break into Hollywood

    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 ranks some day. “I think (Crazy Rich Asians) is a huge breakthrough for Asian actors in the world and to see some Singaporean actors joining the few who have made it to Hollywood would be really great,” Tan told Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore in a phone interview on Thursday (19 July).

  • Singapore influencer 'Mongabong' breaks into regional TV with travel show

    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 that influencers have now become “very, very influential” in Singapore. “A lot of people, especially the young millennials we have these days, now turn to influencers as their source of information, news and tips,” Yeoh told Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore at an event to celebrate her television debut last Thursday (12 July).

  • Singtel to hold inaugural eSports tournament with $407,000 prize pool

    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).

  • Deliveroo launches halal-only delivery bags in Singapore

    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 a customer’s halal food is packaged appropriately throughout the entire order process, said Deliveroo in a statement on Tuesday (3 July).

  • Japan's Coca-Cola Clear now available in Singapore

    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 in supermarkets here. Upon the first sip of Coca-Cola Clear, it was pretty apparent that the drink doesn’t have the usual caramel flavour present in other Coca-Cola drinks.

  • 18 football hunks at World Cup 2018

    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 tiny island nation.

  • Malaysian pop star Siti Nurhaliza celebrates Hari Raya with political leaders

    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.