Author: Jasmin Osman

Freelance photographer & writer for The AU Review. She's not very good at social media but give her a follow anyway: @blaisetweets on Twitter and @blaiseclicks on Instagram.

Flight Review: Does flying in AirAsia’s Quiet Zone make the seven hour Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo flight more bearable? (D7552)

April 8, 2019

When I think about taking a budget flight, I tend to fly for a maximum of 4 hours – about the length of a flight from Perth to Sydney. Anything longer than that and I’d never think twice about flying any budget carrier. But I had a 7 hour flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo […]

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Flight Review: How does Malindo Air compare on the Kuala Lumpur to Singapore route? (OD805)

March 25, 2019

Prior to this, I have never heard of anyone flying Malindo Air and I’ve only ever seen anything about the airline on billboard adverts scattered around Kuala Lumpur. I fly the KL to Singapore route a lot with other airlines, so how does Malindo compare to the likes of Jetstar, Singapore Airlines or Air Asia? […]

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Flight Review: Flying from Kuala Lumpur to London with Malaysia Airlines and the new(ish) Airbus A350 (MH2)

March 20, 2019

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) hasn’t had the best of reputations in recent years, but as Malaysia’s flagship full-fledged carrier: the show must go on. Over the years though, MAS has had to stop serving a lot of their European routes, however their London route still remains and is (and has always been) their most popular. But […]

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Hotel Review: Park Hotel Farrer Park puts you in the middle of food heaven (Singapore)

January 29, 2019

Sitting atop Farrer Park MRT station and on the edge of Singapore’s Little India is Park Hotel’s latest addition to their hotel family. Only a few train stops away from the Singapore’s MRT hub, Dhoby Ghaut, Park Hotel Farrer Park is a good choice if you want to have a little peace and quiet but […]

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Second Taste: Porta’s Revamped Menu Gives Something for Everyone & Doesn’t Skip On Quality (Singapore)

January 21, 2019

I first tried Singapore restaurant Porta during my stay at Park Hotel Clarke Quay and while I didn’t say so in the small paragraph I wrote about it, I did immediately notice the lack of diversity on their menu in terms of dietary options. I mentioned that I was a pescetarian quite immediately when I sat […]

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Hotel Review: Singapore’s Oasia Hotel Novena offers wellness with top-tier service

October 9, 2018

Two train stops from Singapore’s shopping street, Orchard Road, lies Oasia Hotel Novena. With its own lift access to the Novena MRT station via its basement level (which also takes you directly to/from your room floor), you’re instantly connected to the rest of Singapore. Nesting between three hotels, this hotel attracts a lot of medical […]

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Photo Gallery: The Aussie BBQ at Music Matters ft. Your Girl Pho + Jaguar Jonze + Darling Brando + Ben Catley

September 11, 2018

Sound Australia’s Aussie BBQ returned to Clarke Quay in Singapore last night, with five Aussie bands hitting the stage at the Warehouse as part of Music Matters Live. Among them were Darling Brando, Brisbane’s Jaguar Jonze and Perth‘s Your Girl Pho, Ben Catley and Almond Soy. Jasmin Osman brings us these photos from the night: To […]

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7 things we learned from PUBG producer CH Kim at Gaming Matters in Singapore

September 11, 2018

Gaming Matters – part of the annual All That Matters conference – took off in Singapore yesterday with Kevin Lin, co-founder of the ever-growing streaming platform, Twitch, having a chat with CH Kim, the producer of one of the biggest battle royale games today: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, better known as PUBG. Being in game development for […]

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Photo Gallery: Music Matters Live in Singapore feat. Darling Brando, Chores, Ben Catley, Gracenote and more

September 9, 2018

Music Matters Live kicked off in Singapore this weekend with a two night free festival that took over a number of venues in the city’s iconic Clarke Quay precinct. Amongst the international run of performers were Japanese act Amnesia, New Zealand duo Chores, Australia’s Ben Catley and Darling Brando, Singapore local acts ORANGECOVE and ShiGGA […]

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Photo Highlights: BIGSOUND Day Three feat. Regurgitator, HANDSOME, Sweater Curse and more

September 7, 2018

The final night of official showcasing at BIGSOUND 2018 has come and gone, but along the way our photographer Jasmin Osman managed to capture a few of the highlights from the night including surprise guests Regurgitator at the OzTix party, buzz act Sweater Curse, Sydney’s HANDSOME, Korea’s Wedance and East Brunswick All Girls Choir.

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Photo Highlights: Day Two of BIGSOUND broughts the likes of Wax Chattels, Sahara Beck, Tape/Off and more

September 6, 2018

Day Two of BIGSOUND brought crowds out in full force, some venues packed to the brim. Featured in this gallery are Carla Geneve, Tape/Off, Pool Shop, Wax Chattels and Sahara Beck:

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Photo Gallery: BIGSOUND’s Hear65 Singaporean Showcase introduced The Steve McQueens, Lion City legend Linying and more

September 6, 2018

Coming all the way from the hot Lion City, BIGSOUND’s comparatively chilly weather didn’t stop these four Singaporean acts from bringing the crowd. Featured in this gallery are The Steve McQueens, Charlie Lim, Linying and Intriguant:

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Photo Highlights: Day One of BIGSOUND 2018 feat. Alice Skye, Bugs, CLEWS and more

September 5, 2018

Day one of Brisbane’s BIGSOUND was met with pouring rain but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the night! Featured in this gallery are a few of our favourite performances from Alice Skye, Bugs, CLEWS (pictured), Voiid and The Beths:

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Singapore’s post-BIGSOUND conference All That Matters announces its 2018 program: Here are the highlights

August 10, 2018

Kicking off just as Brisbane’s BIGSOUND ends, Singapore’s All That Matters conference is Asia’s biggest entertainment conference. This year, the event is bringing some of the biggest guests from different entertainment industries back to Singapore’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Notable this year are the amount of new names the event will be hosting. In fact, this year’s […]

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