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About Makassar   When you think Indonesia, images of Balinese beaches or rice fields probably pop into your head. I’ve been to Bali twice but I’ve never visited any other Indonesian city - simply because I didn’t know what else was out there. And that’s a shame because Indonesia has way more to offer than $10 massages and tourists who have seen “Eat, Pray, Love”. This month, the TSL team went on a mission to explore 5 lesser travelled Indonesian cities. With our “TSL Discovers Indonesia” series, we aimed to come up with a series of guides, to help travellers looking...
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Things I Wish I Knew Before University   University is the last leg of our long education journey. It is the beginning of adulthood for us, and the reality of an independent, working life awaits us beyond at the end of these 4 years. It is important to make the best out of our University life, both academically and socially. It is hard to strike the right balance, especially in the highly competitive and kiasu society that we live by here in Singapore. From overcrowded libraries and Starbucks outlets, drunken nights and hungover morning lectures. The much dreaded bell-curve that could make...
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The Boys in the Band   The setting is Harold’s birthday. Before Harold arrives at the birthday party thrown for him by his six friends, we meet his gift - an attractive but slightly oafish cowboy. Then throw in a straight guy into the mix, and we have the perfect recipe for a gay birthday bash!  A follow-up to the hugely successful production, Take Me Out which ran last January, The Boys in the Band is the second in a series of LGBT plays brought to you by Tim Garner Productions.  The Boys in the Band, a play by Mart Crowley...
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Feedlot Steakhouse Bar and Grill   If you've visited Tanglin Mall recently, chances are you would have seen the signage for Feedlot Steakhouse Bar and Grill just opposite the road at Tanglin Post Office. Known for thier steak, Feedlot has recently released a new menu after 3 years to bring dishes specially designed by new head chef Andy Soon. Having learned of the new menu being prepared, Bryan and I were excited to head down for a quick tasting of the new items on the menu. As Chef Andy Soon was formerly of Regent Hotel, and has been sent overseas to...
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About Bécasse   Some of you may have seen Bécasse patisserie located in ION Orchard, sprawled impressively across the 4th floor, displaying rows and rows of artisanally baked goodies.  The new Bécasse opens in Dempsey Hill, and promises to up its game by not just providing in-house, hand-made pastries, but will also spoil customers with a full dining menu that includes an open seafood bar. a rotisserie, and whatever you tend to associate elegant European dining with.  I couldn’t appreciate how one establishment is able to condense all of the varied cultures into one kitchen and promises you the ultimate French or European dining...
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About NANTA (Cookin')   Ever since the local Korean premiere of this entertaining, non-verbal musical in October 1997, NANTA has struck it way as a highly raved about performance known across international audiences. NANTA's cast has played its magic to more than 8 million audiences around the world, making it the longest running South Korean show ever in history. With its charming percussionist performances endeavoured by the creative use of kitchen utensils, it has even made history as the first Asian production ever to open its own off-Broadway theatre.   A performance inspired and derived from the traditional Korean instrumental performance...
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Dating in Singapore   A generation gap can inspire interesting conversations. I was talking to my mother one night when I got curious about how she dated in her time. As expected, we found more differences than similarities, many of which inevitably caused by the advancement of technology and omnipresence of social media. One would assume that being a Gen Y kid, we will think better of our dating habits with them being more convenient and interactive. However, I was surprised to find myself envious of some of the ways our parents used to date in Singapore. Hence, I've established a...
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About Upper Thomson Road   This road was once synonymous with good prata at The Roti Prata House and handmade dimsum at Hwa Nam Restaurant. Perhaps it still is. But in the past few years, we've seen exciting F&B concepts sprout up and shake up the scene. Nowadays, Upper Thomson is no longer just known for the prata and dimsum. It is also home to some of the coolest cafés and bakeries in Singapore. We suss out 19 that we think you should check out when you're in the neighbourhood.   - Cafés At Upper Thomson-   1. Wafflelicious   Source: Entree Kibbles  This...
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14 Singaporean Boys In School   The years you spend in school will define your life. And there are countless of characters you'll meet, from the testosterone-fuelled kids trying to impress to the powerful and disciplined athlete. With boys, being boys, you are bound to witness 30-man tau-poks, petty fights over girls, smoking at the top floor toilets or stairwells, flag-poling, 20v20 football matches.. and the list goes on. These life changing years will remain with you forever.  Here's a look at some personalities you might be, or may encounter!   1. The All Rounder   The man who has roughly around 34,235,463 hours...
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Maison Ikkoku Review   If you like specialist coffee, you've probably read our interview with the people behind Maison Ikkoku, where we unearthed the secrets of the cafe's success.  Did you know that Maison Ikkoku's French-Japanese name means "house of the moment"? For the three years it's been around, it's established itself as the place for Singaporeans to stop and smell the roses - or the coffee beans, in this case! We ventured down to Kandahar Street to see if the food and coffee at this entrancing little cafe still live up to all the glowing reviews!   The Food at Maison...
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