Botanical Battleground HIIT Bootcamp

Stop, smell the roses, AND strengthen your muscles! Kai’s Boot Camp combines HIIT and Circuit training with the great outdoors to give you a motivational workout with real results. Alongside himself, a rotation of experienced trainers will guide you though this bloomin’ intense workout. This friendly class is perfect for bootcamp first-timers, fitness fanatics, and
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TEAse Your Tastebuds – Kombucha Pairing

Learn what is kombucha, and get a taste of various flavours of this probiotic fermented tea as paired with healthy appetisers prepared specially by our private chef. Get some hands on experience as our chef shares tips on how to cook as well as prep healthier versions of foods that we like to eat! Please
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Top Family-friendly Destinations for 2018

The June (or Summer) holidays are coming soon and parents usually have a tough time picking a family-friendly destination as well as choosing what to do there. Look no further as we reveal the hot list for family travel as curated and picked by luxury travel operator, Scott Dunn. Langkawi, Malaysia The tropical island paradise
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Vegetarian Meals Suitable for Omnivores

In celebration of the upcoming Vesak Day, we’ve whipped up a few vegetarian dishes that we think will satisfy the most carnivorous omnivore (e.g. yours truly)! Don’t worry about the dishes being cold salads as we know that most Asians do like their foods hot, and these dishes are perfect to share with friends and
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Cooking For the Special Woman in Our Lives

If bringing your mother out for lunch isn’t your thing, why not show your love and appreciation by whipping up a home-cooked meal? We had some brunch recipes last year so this year, we’re going to show some local inspirations! To start off, ShopBack and RedMart have teamed up to launch a free cookbook entitled
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OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018

OSIM Sundown Marathon is back and is less than a month away! Race day is on 19 May and organisers are expecting a 25,000-strong crowd this year. This year will also feature a Race Village at the F1 Pit Building, which is open to members of the public from 5pm onwards. There will be activities
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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 31: Beauty Secrets From the Kitchen

Want to know how to have great skin without spending an exorbitant amount on cosmetics? We learn from Sara, Restoration Essence’s founder, how to transform simple ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen into cheap, effective beauty products. Best part? They’re so affordable and as it is all natural, you know exactly what
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The Various Types of Yoga

Are you confused with the various names of yoga? Perhaps you are thinking, “Isn’t yoga just…yoga?” Well, you’re not wrong but there are slight differences with the ‘schools’ of yoga just like how not all pasta is spaghetti. While you will need to try them out to find out which type(s) of yoga you enjoy
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What’s Wrong With Wearing Leggings?

While it seems like leggings have become a gym and studio norm apparel, there is a woman who has made it her mission to change that – one pair of yoga leggings at a time. In a New York Times opinion article entitled “Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women”, Honor Jones spent the whole
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Why Your Make Up Doesn’t Look the Way You’d Like

Are you one of those who spend a lot of time scrolling through Instagram or watching YouTube videos as well as flipping through magazines to get ideas on the latest make up trends? However, when you try to get the look, it doesn’t come out that great? Well, unless you are a professional or have
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music

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 30: Let the Music Heal Your Soul

How is it like to be a musician in Singapore? Especially one who isn’t nationally or internationally recognised? We speak to freelance musician Cliff Lee, aka Off the Cliff, to understand more about his choice of career, how his parents reacted to it as well as some practical tips he has for budding young musicians.
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Eating Healthy on a Budget

It is a common misconception that eating healthy is expensive and it can be, if you’re constantly taking out fancy salads and eating out. However, with a bit of planning, you definitely can keep your diet and wallet nice and lean. We’re going to show you how to keep it around $10 per meal, and
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Basic Kombucha Workshop

TWO MORE SEATS LEFT! Come join us in this basic kombucha workshop where we will teach you how to make this fermented tea as well as educate you about nutrition and the benefits of probiotics. Seats are limited, so do book yours today! What is Kombucha? It is a variety of fermented tea that is
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Tahitian dance

The Beauty of Tahitian Dance with Heiata Lee

Heiata Lee is a native Tahitian who was trained and certified at the Conservatoire Artistique de la Polynésie Française (Artistic Conservatory of French Polynesia) in the art of ‘Ori Tahiti. That said, she was trained in ‘Ori Tahiti since she was a child and brought her passion for the dance to Singapore when she came in
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Honey Drinks That Are Shaken, Stirred and Crafted by a Bot

Impacted by Singapore’s struggling retail scene, Sophia Lim, dreamt of setting up a cafe to revitalise her honey distribution business Honey House. It finally came to fruition this week with the launch of Honeymill, a first­ of-its-kind honey concept store with a robot, Honeybot that creates honey drinks. Sophia and her team spent nine months developing Honeybot
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Mark Macdonald

Interview with Fitness Guru Mark Macdonald

When nutritionist and renowned fitness guru, Mark Macdonald, was in town recently to promote his new weight management programme, we took the chance to speak to him to find out more about the programme, his books as well as his prolific career of coaching many professional athletes such as Olympic Gold Medallists, Shawn Johnson (Gymnastics)
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Help Us Name Our Kombucha Flavours

We are so excited to share with you the launch of Kombucha Chronicles – our dedicated site to our love of probiotics through this humble fermented tea. Now, we need your help! We have a few flavours of kombucha going and would like to give them some catchy names instead of the usual “Ginger Lemon” or
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Relax and Refresh: Try Yoga with Sound!

Is your life fast-paced, hectic? Are you juggling family and work commitments or other commitments? Do you feel tired, low in energy, easily fall sick? Do you find it hard to concentrate on the tasks at hand? Do you simply just want to find something interesting to do over the weekend? If any of the
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Interview with Restoration Essence’s Founder

It is always refreshing to meet Sara, the founder of Restoration Essence, due to her exuberance and friendly nature. Helming the home-grown brand is no easy feat and Restoration Essence also recently received the award of Singapore Enterprise Top 500 2018 – an award given to Singapore’s top 500 emerging businesses. We speak to Sara
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Sundown with Love and Capeless Heroes

Sundown with Love is OSIM Sundown Marathon’s charity campaign and this year’s lead-up run was held on 31 March where 10 Ambassadors ran to raise funds for six beneficiaries for the first time in the Sundown community. These ambassadors also ran with representatives of their chosen charities in a 3km run, exemplifying how we can
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 5 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1, The Basics Part 2 , The Basics Part 3 and The
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Interview with Dr Cheng of Women Infinity

With the growing wellness industry, it is always refreshing to find womenpreneurs who step up and are passionate about health as well as helping others. We spoke to Dr Cheng, founder of Women Infinity, which is a brand of collagen that has been helping women achieve better skin as well as better joint health. It
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thinning hair

Hacks for Thinning Hair

If your hair is thinning, it could be due to a few reasons but while you’re seeking treatment for it, having bald spots or balding spots can be a rather embarrassing affair. Besides having a bad combover, here are some hacks to help you look like you have a crowning glory without wearing that hat
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balispirit festival

BaliSpirit Festival Continues to Support Change & Transformation

BaliSpirit Festival is one of South East Asia’s biggest annual yoga, dance and music festivals. The goal of the BaliSpirit Festival is to awaken and nourish each individual’s potential for positive change within, leading to a greater positive change in our homes, in our communities and around the world. BaliSpirit Festival is a non profit
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 4 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1, The Basics Part 2 and The Basics Part 3, you
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detox

Do We Really Need Detox Products?

There are so many products out there that claim to help one “detox” and many people often buy into it because they do believe that they’re constantly exposed to toxins either through pollution or through the foods we eat – mostly thanks to the media that talk about the pesticides used in agriculture etc. However,
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Could Euglena Be The Next Superfood?

You’ve heard of spirulina and wheatgrass – often deemed to be the green superfoods with great health benefits. However, have you heard of Euglena? Cultivated on the pristine shores of Okinawa, Japan, this largely unheard-of species of microscopic algae contains 59 essential nutrients needed by our bodies for optimal health and is a rare organism
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 2 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. The best way to defend yourself is to not get into any hairy situations and you do that through the
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batik art

Femininity Explored and Redefined Through Batik Art

As we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, aNERDgallery and Together-gether collaborate for the first time to bring in an exhibition entitled “inVISIBLE: Exploring and Redefining Femininity Through Batik”. The exhibition runs from Sat, 17 March till Sun, 25 March at That Spare Room. Featuring 15 traditional and contemporary batik textiles, including new
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Celebrate the Arts in Hong Kong

For those who love the arts and are considering where to travel during the upcoming March or Easter holidays, why not discover Hong Kong’s flourishing arts scene? Headlined by Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF), Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central, Hong Kong Arts Month showcases an inspirational spectrum of arts events planned in various neighbourhoods
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smoothie recipes

Breakfast Smoothies That Will Last Till Lunch

You probably bought that food processor a long time ago and it’s now sitting at the back of your cabinet. It might be happy there but it’s time to let it see the light of day – especially during breakfast – with these easy protein-packed, high in antioxidants and healthy smoothies that will definitely help
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. To sign up for actual Self-Defence classes, do contact U-Elite Martial Fitness for class dates and availability. Infographic by
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staycations

Top Wellness Staycations in Singapore

With the upcoming Easter holidays, it is the perfect time to unwind for this quarter before tackling the rest of the year. If you’re unable to travel due to commitments, then perhaps a staycation is just what you need to restore and balance yourself. Here’s our top picks for staycation ideas in Singapore! Mandarin Oriental
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Learn How to Make Healthy Vegan Sweets!

The food industry is offering us many types of sweets, but the majority of them are full of unhealthy sugars, simple white flour, artificial flavours, and colourants. Learn to make your own vegan sweets, and take control of what getting into your body – and still enjoy great flavours. You’ll learn how to make: Granola
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BeautyAsia 2018 Celebrates 22 Years of Beauty and Wellness

BeautyAsia 2018 will be running its 22nd trade exhibition this year showcasing a comprehensive range of cosmetics, skincare and beauty-related products from all over the world. Organised by Lines Exhibition Pte Ltd, BeautyAsia is Asia’s premium beauty, spa and wellness trade exhibition that incorporates SpaAsia, HealthAsia and NaturalAsia. The annual event showcases the trendiest beauty
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Try Bounce Fit!

Bouncefit®is a trademark rebounding Fitness workout by Kulture Studios that features a holistic combination of aerobic and anaerobic routines with power-sport elements on a mini trampoline. This complex workout is primarily cardio-centric (think weight loss), but also strengthens your glutes and core – doing wonders to your day to day life! It burns, it works,
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Tips to Having Better Skin

If you want smooth and bright skin, there are a few easy steps to take regularly before bedtime to ensure better skin. Of course, you cannot expect overnight results but with consistent efforts, you will definitely see improvements or simply, maintenance of your skin’s health. Cleanse your skin Laneige Homme Active Water Cleanser US$19 Laneige
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Monday Zumba Mania!

We all know that Mondays start off as a drag but you don’t have to end Mondays like that! End your Mondays by working out a sweat with us! With 7 years of experience in teaching dance fitness classes, Lavania, will make sure that your Monday evenings are worth it! From teaching Zumba classics to
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Jal Yoga Founder

Discovering the Essence of Yoga with Jal Yoga’s Founder

Jal Yoga officially opened its doors in Singapore in late January to bring practitioners of yoga, Pilates and barre to new levels of authenticity and realisation. Nestled in the lush greenery at Alexandra, the brand new studio mixes state-of-the-art facilities with thoughtfully designed space to give their clients a beautiful space to contemplate, relax and
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Reunion Dinner at Home, Minus the Fuss

The Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year is a bit like Thanksgiving for us and with that is the traditional reunion dinner where the whole extended family gathers together. If you think that having a dinner at a restaurant as suggested previously is too impersonal, you can still gather at home minus the fuss
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Yoga Glampers – A 5-Star Retreat By The Ocean

This GLAMPING coastal escape will take you away to the ocean spirit of the East Coast of Singapore where we Yoga & Play, Wine & Dine and then topping it all off with the GLAMOROUS Movie UNDER THE STARS experience. 2D1N Itinerary: DAY 1 9.00am – 9.30am: Arrival and Welcome Briefing 9.45am – 10.45am: Yoga
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Suspension – Body Weight Workout

This workout is a form of suspension training bodyweight exercise that helps to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. It requires the use of the suspension trainer, a portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete hundreds of exercises. Experience includes: Body weight workout Suspension training flexibility,
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gifts

Gifts That Say “I Love You”

It’s that time of the year again – where couples celebrate their love on the 14th of February. Sure…we all know how commercialised the day has become and there is a growing trend for couples to say that “everyday is Valentine’s Day”. But for the rest who still enjoy celebrating the day of love, what
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Anti-Aging Yoga with Mookaite Jasper

I don’t think anyone like the effects of aging on the body. While age does affect you in various ways, there’s a lot you can do to limit the impact on your body. A new study has confirmed the link of regular yoga practice to an increase in two key substances linked to youth and
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How to Feel More Energised

It seems like more and more people are complaining about fatigue or wanting to feel more energetic. This is mostly because of our busy lifestyles which lead to poor sleep quality, insufficient rest, bad eating habits or lack of physical exercise. It doesn’t help that with aging, one’s metabolism dips and this also affects how
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Japanese Yoga & Sushi (Botanic Gardens)

Singapore’s first ever Shinshin Tōitsu-dō (心身統一道) Edition! This special edition of Yoga is joined by special guest yoga instructor, Makiko Deguchi, who will be infusing a Japanese form of yoga known as Shinshin-tōitsu-dō into the Hatha practice session. Aiming to strengthen the bodies and minds of practitioners, this Japanese yoga demonstration will help reveal your
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Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Workshop

Living from your Heart – Kundalini Yoga & Meditation workshop There is a great Chinese Proverb that says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” How will your life be like if you begin living from your heart and do what felt best for you?
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Try Floatfit HIIT On Water! (SAFRA Tampines)

Join the latest fitness craze in Singapore by Skyline Aqua – HIIT on water! Using water to transform fitness! These low impact classes give a fun full body workout including burpees, lunges, squats, aquaclimbers, v-sits…. 30-minute HIIT workout on water! FloatFit HIIT, high-intensity low impact, cross training, cross training workout …all on water using the
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Pilates Mat Class (Boat Quay)

Get ready to challenge your core in this power-packed pilates mat class! Remember, the core is not just about your abdominal muscles, it’s also about your back, pelvic floor and hips. Through this class, you will learn how to develop proper technique with the pilates method, so that you can re-train your body to move
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Get Hooked on Fishing on Lazarus Island

This Beginner Angler’s Course aims to introduce fishing to those interested in trying it out for the first time or searching for a new hobby. It will be completed within a day on the scenic Lazarus Island, one of Singapore’s best kept secrets, and you will learn both the basic theory and practical aspects of
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