Razer CEO Tab Min-Liang announced on Monday (9 September) that he would commit $10 million to the Singapore esports scene over the next 12 months.
Europe-based team OG made history on Sunday (25 August), winning back-to-back titles at The International Dota 2 Championships 2019.
OG sent the crowd at Mercedes-Benz Arena into hushed silence as they defeated home favourites PSG.LGD, while Liquid cemented their rise from the group stages.
Liquid put their group stage woes behind them as they knocked out both Royal Never Give Up and Evil Geniuses on the same day.
OG beat Evil Geniuses in a repeat of TI8, while Infamous upset Newbee and continue their dark horse run in the tournament.
Tournament favourites OG and Evil Geniuses won their series to set up a mouth-watering rematch, while TNC Predator faced a local crowd that had no love for them.
Chinese teams dominated Day 1 of the Main Stage event at The International 2019, with huge home support from the crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Arena
SHANGHAI — Last year’s fairy tale winners at The International Dota 2 Championships, Europe-based OG are back with a goal to make history by becoming the first-ever consecutive winners of TI.
SINGAPORE — Singapore's team to the Overwatch World Cup (OWWC) in November will include one of its originally selected members, after he recently secured deferment from National Service (NS).
Ask a person on the street to name a strong and durable watch, and chances are the Casio G-Shock will be among the answers. While there are doubtless many stories out there about G-Shock watches surviving harsh conditions, Kikuo Ibe, the engineer who designed the first model of the watch 35 years ago, has another memorable example of his creation’s durability – in the hands of the “youngest fan of the G-Shock”. “At one event, there was one young mother and her two-year-old child,” Ibe, known as the father of G-Shock, told Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore in an exclusive interview on Wednesday (25 April).
Hong Kong singer and actor Nicholas Tse, who recently took on Canadian celebrity chef David Rocco in a new FOXLife Original series, feels that it’s possible to be a self-taught chef. “I think that as with everything else, you can teach yourself how to cook if you’re willing, especially with information so readily available on the Internet,” the 37-year-old told Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore in an email interview.
With Kazuhiro Tsuji’s desire to make special effects make-up “invisible”, it’s easy to see why British actor Gary Oldman specifically requested for the artist to transform him for the role of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour”, currently showing in cinemas around Singapore. In a wide-ranging phone interview with Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Thursday (1 March), Kazuhiro said that while he enjoyed working with Oldman, he felt special effects make-up artists should learn to respect their work and not be intimidated by actors.
Australian actress Alin Sumarwata often jokes about the questions she gets asked about her heritage during auditions, but her multiple language proficiencies helped when she had to learn to speak some Arabic for her latest role on Cinemax’s Strike Back. “We got the chance to meet Sully (Stapleton) who came to the set for a visit very early on, and I’ve spoken to Phil over the phone… for them they said that ‘there was nothing like this job, enjoy the ride, and you’ll never forget it, and there will be nothing like it’,” she said.
Before Singapore singer Stefanie Sun Yanzi recently announced her second pregnancy on social media, she had to take special care before that not to let the secret slip. The 39-year-old singer shared the anecdote with the media during a press conference for her newest album on Friday (9 February) at the Arts House.
Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” received 13 Oscar nominations. Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, “The Shape of Water”, may have 13 Oscar nods to its name, but even the experienced Mexican director had several anxious moments before the list of nominees was out. Then we started counting them, and we realised there were many, and it was a sense of huge relief, gratitude, joy… great emotions,” del Toro told Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore over the phone from Tokyo on Wednesday (31 January).
Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK may be a global name now, but this was not always the case. In a recent interview on Saturday (20 January) ahead of their performance to a 6,500-strong crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the band’s lead vocalist Takahiro Moriuchi (known simply as “Taka”) shared their experience during their initial performances in the United States. “There is that very strong, significant ‘away’ feeling,” Taka said of performing to an American audience at an interview session with Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore and other media.
Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK may have performed in many countries, but writing a song about one is something entirely different. “I’ve never tried writing about some country,” he told Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore ahead of ONE OK ROCK’s concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday (20 January).
Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK. Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has had a tight relationship with Linkin Park, with the two even scheduled to go on tour together before the death of singer and songwriter Chester Bennington in July 2017. Lead vocalist Takahiro Moriuchi (known simply as “Taka”) posted several emotional Instagram posts after the news was released, and performed at a tribute concert for Bennington in October.
The Japanese musician will be performing live in Singapore for the first time on 8 December. Japanese artiste Suga Shikao already has his free time in Singapore planned out ahead of his visit to the island this week. “I want to go to Night Zoo (Night Safari), USS (Universal Studios Singapore) and drink Tiger beer and eat chilli crab!” the veteran musician told Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore, adding that he wanted to sightsee for four additional days after his concert on Friday (8 December).
Chilli crab may be a common treat for many celebrities who visit the island nation, but it is admittedly not the easiest dish to eat, as Game of Thrones star Tom Wlaschiha found out. “[I tried] the chilli crab last night, it was amazing – although it was a bit of a surgery,” said the German actor, who was in town for HBO Asia’s 25th anniversary on Friday (1 December). Wlaschiha, who plays Arya Stark’s (Maisie William) assassin mentor Jaqen H’ghar on Thrones, also had laksa and chicken rice with “lots of chilli” on his first visit to the country.
It was a fur-filled event on Saturday (2 December) morning as over a hundred corgis frolicked in the sands of Tanjong Beach on Sentosa island.Billed as the “largest corgi event in Singapore history”, organisers SG Corgi Events said 132 of the short-legged dogs made an appearance, beating the previous record of 80.Corgis mingled and mixed, competing against one another in a “Resist Temptation Competition” and a “Royal Corgi Race”. There were also awards for the Best Dressed Corgi and the Best Corgi Butt. Gatherers also witnessed a corgi wedding, complete with dog-friendly cake.Here are the winners:Temptation Race Winner – Waffle Royal Corgi Race Winner – Spock Best Corgi Butt Winner – Derpy Grand Lucky Draw Winner – Bud BudFollow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook.
Filmmaker Eric Khoo may believe in spirits like the pontianak, but it is living, breathing humans who influence some of the darker aspects of his latest work. “I think a good horror film is a film of the paranormal where you can feel for the spirit,” the Singaporean director said during an interview on Thursday (30 November). Responding to a question from Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore, the 52-year-old Khoo brought up one of the events that influenced his story for HBO’s new anthology series “Folklore”.
Sure, humans may have the most fun dressing up for Halloween, but these furry ones were not about to be left behind.Over a dozen canines and their humans gathered at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel for ‘Howlloween’ on Sunday (22 Oct) morning, some even donning their best costumes for the occasion.The event, organised in collaboration with BrioPets, was part of a weekend buffet breakfast series that aimed to get dog lovers to bond more with their pets.It also featured professional grooming tips by Cassandra Chiu, who is visually-impaired and gets around with the aid of a guide dog.Three of the dogs also took away prizes for their costumes – Zola the corgi, Mango the Shetland sheepdog, and Furby the Pomeranian.Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook.
You may recognise “Ajin: Demi-Human” lead actor Takeru Satoh from another manga-to-film movie, but the 28-year-old wants to make his mark beyond manga adaptations. “I would like to try acting in a horror film,” said the Japanese actor, who plays Kei Nagai in the live-action movie based on Gamon Sakurai’s manga series “Ajin: Demi-Human”.
For Anthony Chang, aquarium and zoo visits and a desire to be a scientist, inventor and discoverer led him down a path of science, and eventually to marine biology. “As a child, my parents brought me to the Van Cleef Aquarium in Singapore and later the Singapore Zoo and Zoo Negara in Malaysia. All of these zoological facilities had a wide array of animal species, which fascinated me,” Chang told Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore.