About Heineken Cities Festival   In a call out to all party lovers and nightlife revelers, Heineken takes you on an special round the world adventure in just one night. Heineken is bringing the experience of 6 major metropolitan cities from around the world through an epic street party right here in Singapore. As someone who enjoys the weekly drink, I am excited for this one of a kind opportunity to experience the different cultures of places from around the world in one night.   The Cities of the World Party   Expect exciting performances from samba drummers, break dancers and internationally...
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About Fantasia by Escriba   This weekend, there will be something more inviting at Marina Bay Sands than its iconic infinity pool. The cascade of luscious liquid dark chocolate standing 8.5 meters - Callebut Falls. Witness the Guinness World Record Breaking World's Tallest Chocolate Fountain till Sunday, the 24th of August. Fantasia by Escriba is the brainchild of pastry power couple, Christain Escriba and Patricia Schmidt. It is an exhibition featuring dazzling theatrical showcases, towering masterpieces made from confectionery, and an array of delectable sweet and savoury treats.    What to expect at Fantasia by Escriba in Singapore   Fantasia by Escriba,...
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About Hotpants   Hotpants is the quintessential 70s wardrobe must-have, and is the (you guessed it) inspiration for Dick Lee's play of the same name. The sizzling extramarital affairs, underage pregnancy and suicide attempts - you might just want to grab your Hotpants before reading on.  A revival from its initial debut in 1997, this remake of Hotpants has been an incredible walk down memory lane. Reminiscences about the 1970s, filled with cheeky, quirky and spectacularly entertaining characters ensue. The play showcased three completely contrasting families and the similarities the daughters have with their mothers. The story unfolds as the trio goes...
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Our Cavalia Review   It started with a Q&A. How many horses are there in Cavalia’s stable? Raise your hands to “vote” for the right answer. I won’t tell you the answer, but the enthusiastic crowd wasn't shy to raise their hands for the most likely ones.  If you’ve read our preview, Cavalia promised to be a magical performance, with graceful “bungee artistes” complementing bursts of immense power and technique by the dancers. Cavalia's acts are a sequence of unrelated individual situations, woven around the singular idea of the respect between horse and man. There is singing, dancing, acrobatics, lasso tricks, and building...
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About The Boys in the Band   It was a great birthday party thrown for Harold. One with good looking party guests, alcohol, little bit of dancing - and groping, exceptional birthday gifts, a bloody brawl and a telephone game. I attended the opening night of the The Boys in the Band on 7th August and left the play with many questions. Before I tell you what Tim Garner, producer and actor, had to say about the play, let’s find out what went on during Harold’s birthday.  For those of us who’ve never heard of the play, which was originally produced...
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Arts and Culture in Singapore   If you thought the only entertainment in Singapore were boring Hollywood movies, you thought wrong. There is a whole world of entertainment in the Singapore arts scene just waiting to be discovered.  With the gravitation of contemporary arts towards Asia, we have witnessed a vibrant growth in the arts and cultural scene in Singapore. Nowadays, more and more Singaporeans are learning to embrace local art. In this list, we hope to make the arts scene more accessible to Singaporeans. We have come up with a list of affordable events to introduce Singapore to our arts culture....
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About Rock of Ages   Resorts World Sentosa has brought you back to the 80's with the worldwide musical comedy hit, Rock of Ages, opening in Singapore. Only here for three weeks, you'll be in for an unforgettable night of non-stop rock and roll, featuring classic rock hits from bands such as Poison, Journey and Pat Benetar!  As a rock lover and having watched the Rock of Ages movie thrice, I was extremely excited to finally get to attend the musical and bask in rock 'n' roll live in concert.    My Rock of Ages Review   Despite already knowing the...
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Singapore's 49th National Day!   To all readers tuning in to my sneak preview, a Happy National Day 2014 in advance to you! And if you're like me and have never being successful in ALL your previous years of trying to secure tickets to the NDP, fret not. You still can have a great time as I share with you highlights and some tips as we go along. I have survived the full dress rehearsals over the past two Saturdays, grabbing some great pictures and enjoying the festivities despite being at the "fringe".  There is a good reason why you might...
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The Circus Awaits at Cavalia   Housed in the largest touring tent in the world, Cavalia is the brainchild of Cirque du Soleil co-founder Normand Latourelle. If you’re constantly on the lookout for new experiences, here's your chance to catch a performance also enjoyed by Justin Timberlake, Demi Moore, and various members of European royalty! Cavalia is a fantastical performance starring 50 horses and 36 artistes, acrobats, dancers, and riders. For anyone who loves the thrill and excitement of circus acts, Cavalia is a must-watch. It promises to bring the audience on an exhilarating journey, all the while emphasizing the unique bonds...
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About USS Halloween Horror Nights 4   TheSmartLocal team received an exclusive invitation to the USS Halloween Horror Nights 4 launch, to bear witness to the inauguration of Minister Jonah Goodwill to office.  Faced with such an influential figure, Miranda and I could not resist taking a photo with the man himself, and we were the lucky few who managed to get upclose with Jonah Goodwill. We even tried to get him to pose with us, only to be glared at instead.  That stern look in his eye and his dubious last name, coupled with his complete silence the entire ceremony should...
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