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The "What's In My Hand?!" Challenge!   In our second episode of Challenge Accepted!, we got the princess of the local YouTube scene, Munah Bagharib of MunahHirziOfficial, to come down and take on the "What's In My Hand?!" Challenge! Basically, we blindfolded her and made her touch weird things. And no,...
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About InterContinental Bangkok   We've all heard of the chain of InterContinental Hotels and their exquisite luxury, so I was stoked when I heard that I was going to get to stay at this hotel. Being someone who usually travels on a budget, I wasn't sure what to expect from a...
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Magic in Singapore   Most people would not have heard of Joe Labero before, but that's fine - the world of magic and illusion is invisible in Singapore. After all, there is more value in producing results from a spreadsheet than there is producing a rabbit from hat. Where has the...
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Yoga - More Than A Passing Fad   It’s official, the yoga craze has manifested. Unlike other trends like hello kitty or overpriced froyo, this might just be Singaporeans’ healthiest obsession yet. It’s public knowledge that yoga comes with a multitude of health benefits for the body and mind, but were...
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Paying Tribute To Lee Kuan Yew   A final farewell to our beloved founding father, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Lee Kuan Yew has been called many things - statesman, diplomat, legend, sage. But to us Singaporeans, he was simply our Lee Kuan Yew. A man without equal, he stood alongside...
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A Chocoholic’s Paradise   Chocolate is one of the greatest loves of my life. Something magical happens in The Knolls, one of Capella hotel’s dining establishments every Friday afternoon. The winding hallway in The Knolls is transformed into a chocolate wonderland, as cakes of every colour adorn the stands, and bowls...
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Zafferano: The Height of Luxury   Zafferano makes a good impression. Perched on the top of Ocean Financial Tower 240 meters above ground, the view is nothing short of spectacular. The sprawling cityscape stretches beyond the horizon, and the luxurious interior never fails to remind you how entitled you are. It...
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The Oriental Spa Chamber   Huang Ah Ma is housed within Porcelain Hotel across 3 restored shophouses along Mosque Street. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill beauty parlour. And whatever your regular facial treatment is, you won’t find it here. But we’ll come to that later. Huang Ah Ma is an oriental-themed spa...
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Relationships in NS   National Service can be a harrowing time for those in relationships. The long hard days outfield for the guys, or the sight of loving couples snuggling in public for the ladies may stir up some uncomfortable feelings. But cheer up, because here are some couples who actually...
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Must Visit Cafes in Penang   The café trend is a worldwide phenomenon with no signs of slowing down. In Penang, a growing demand for good coffee and a burgeoning café scene sees new additions every month. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult deciding which one to...
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About Open Door Policy   With the explosion of cafes in Singapore, it is easy to lose track of the noticeable ones - not all cafes are created equally - but you must remember Open Door Policy. Situated in the hipster hot spot of Tiong Bahru neighbourhood, Open Door Policy (ODP)...
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About World Gourmet Summit   Food events have become somewhat of a regular occurrence in Singapore. It seems like every other week there’s a new top restaurant or best bartender award being presented. Who really knows what’s real anymore? The World Gourmet Summit (WGS) will be here from 6 April to...
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About Kris By MENCE   An anti-aging and weight management centre started up in Hong Kong, Kris By MENCE is an extension of the original chain, MENCE Hong Kong. The firm believes in non-invasive and non-surgical approaches when it comes to their slimming treatments. Their state-of-the-art machines boast abilities to detoxify...
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The 10 Best Ice-Creams in Kuala Lumpur   If you’ve been on Instagram or any other social media platform lately, you would have been hit by the latest growing trend in Malaysia: ICE-CREAMS! But what differentiates some of these ice-creams from the norm is not just their exceptional flavours but their...
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About Magners International Comedy Festival   Magners International Comedy Festival is in town for the second year running. The comedy festival brings to our shores prominent comics from America, Europe, and Asia, with headliners such as John Robertson (AUS), Imaan Hadchiti (AUS/LBN), Mr Al Lubel (US), Phil Kay (UK), and Shazia Mirza...
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Singapore Lighthouses   Back in the 17th century, captains relied on the stars and their sextants to navigate. Lighthouses served as a beacon of light, and for lost ships, hope. To prevent ships from hitting sharp rocks, lighthouses were built for them to navigate safely into the harbour.   Picture a lighthouse,...
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About PasarBella Gourmet Hop   What do cities London, Melbourne and Seattle have in common? Why, world-renowned food markets! Avid Singaporean travellers spend their weekends at these farmers’ markets and gush over affordable fresh produce while feasting on piping hot homemade foods . Well, kill the jealousy. In conjunction with the...
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A Letter To The Past   If you could speak to your 16 year old self, what advice would you give? In this latest episode of TheSmartLocalTV's Pretty Smart, Christabel joins the #DearMe movement sweeping through the internet and pens herself a letter in lieu of International Women's Day 2015. Journey...
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The Top 50 Restaurants In Asia 2015    The verdict is out! The winners of this year’s 50 best restaurants in Asia have recently been released, so get your appetite and credit cards ready for a feast. Singapore took 10 of these coveted spots with old favourites like Iggy’s and Restaurant...
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A Jazzy Evening At Morton's...   You straighten your bow tie with a gentle tug as you walk into the bar. You’re looking sharp and you catch the eyes of a slender brunette by the bar. Her hair flows gently in front of her sanguine dress and she lifts her martini...
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