Singapore

Singapore at BIGSOUND: Get to know .gif, Caracal and Lincoln Lim

September 2, 2019

Throw post-hardcore into the same show as indie-folk and dark electronica, and you might have a very confused crowd. That is, unless you’re at a showcase event like BIGSOUND, where the Australian music industry completely gives themselves over to a few days of discovery, sifting through live music both homegrown and international. That kind of […]

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Post-BIGSOUND showcase event Music Matters Live officially returning to Singapore next month

August 14, 2019

The 14th annual Music Matters Live festival – which accompanies the All That Matters conference – is set to return to Singapore for the ninth time next month, and event organisers have revealed the first drips of information about the event – including its dates, location and the first five acts confirmed to perform at […]

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Hotel Review: The Fullerton Hotel is bursting with history and modern innovation for the Singapore Bicentennial

April 9, 2019

With Singapore’s Bicentennial commemorative events in full swing, one hotel which promises to keep you in the heart of the action is the The Fullerton Bay Hotel. The hotel, which opened in 2001, sits in Singapore’s GPO building, built some 100 years ago – a tradition which will continue in Sydney later this year when the […]

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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: How does the Singapore Airlines service Sydney to Singapore shape up in 2019? (SG222)

March 5, 2019

There’s been a lot of changes to some of the world’s best airlines of late that have seen them change in flight offerings and add in charges for choosing seats ahead of check-in to their lower economy tickets. Singapore Airlines has been no stranger to the latter, but how does their service stack up for […]

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Five things to do around Sydney over the next few weeks

February 18, 2019

Two of the World’s Best Bars are coming to Sydney for a “Singapore Social” party; Nespresso are wheeling people around in free rickshaws to show off their new sustainable boutique; and a bunch of the world’s hottest producers and contemporary hip hop artists are taking over Olympic Park. There is an incredible amount of reasons […]

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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: Hotel Indigo embraces the Peranakan heritage of Katong Singapore

November 2, 2018

Around the world, Hotel Indigo is renowned for its ability to shape its design, architecture, style and even offerings around the city it’s built. But few do it better than the Katong Singapore location. This spot is one of the newer in the international chain’s catalogue, having opened in 2016 – and it’s fair to […]

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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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Music Matters Interview: Eyre Llew (UK) on being “DIY”, playing South Korea and more

September 26, 2018

Ambient rockers Eyre Llew from Nottingham kicked off their Asian tour at Music Matters 2018 in Singapore. Enjoying their first time in Singapore, Eyre Llew appreciate that “Music Matters is drawing people from all over the world, you meet people from all different cultures and nationalities.” Having previously performed in South Korea, the UK band states […]

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Music Matters Interview: Why NZ duo Chores reckon Melbourne is better than Auckland

September 26, 2018

New Zealand producers Chores had a chat with the AU review during their recent stop in Singapore for Music Matters 2018. Although originally from Auckland, the boys are making the move to Melbourne, describing it as “the best city in the world.” Discussing Melbourne’s “thriving scene,” Chores acknowledge that “there’s just so much going on […]

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Music Matters Interview: Darling Brando (Sydney) talk about their debut in Singapore, songwriting and future plans

September 24, 2018

Band Darling Brando from Sydney, Australia have recently made their debut in Singapore. Band members Alex, Vlado, Dylan and Tom sat down with the AU review and shared with us their thoughts on performing live for the first time, writing songs together, the band’s plans for the future, and… coffee. Lots of coffee. The boys […]

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Music Matters Interview: Ben Catley (Perth) talks UK tour and his new EP Hectic Heart

September 19, 2018

Fresh off the back of a UK tour, Ben Catley found himself in Singapore for Music Matters 2018. Hailing from England but living in Perth for the last seven years, Ben is quickly becoming renowned for his high-energy, feel good style. In the midst of his tour of the UK, he released his latest single […]

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Flight Review: We fly Scoot in Silence from Sydney to Singapore (TR3)

September 19, 2018

Singapore Airline’s budget carrier Scoot has been carrying passengers from Australia to Singapore for years now, but many travellers may not know about its “Scoot-in-Silence” offering; a section between the airline’s “ScootBiz” Business Class offering and the standard economy section. With just five rows, the section is given its name by offering a quieter in-flight […]

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Music Matters Interview: Jaguar Jonze (Brisbane) talks about their BIGSOUND live debut while in Singapore

September 18, 2018

While we were in Singapore last week, we sat down with up-and-coming Brisbane artist Jaguar Jonze, who was fresh in the city from BIGSOUND with her three piece band to play the annual Music Matters Live festival. The shows were amongst the first the group had ever played together, with their BIGSOUND set the prior […]

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Music Matters Interview: Almond Soy (WA) talk the Perth music scene and the direction of their sound

September 18, 2018

From humbling beginnings in Brandon’s bedroom in Perth to playing the main-stage marquee at Music Matters 2018 in Singapore, Almond Soy have come a long way in just two short years. Following the release of their debut EP Social Misfit early this year, Almond Soy have been busy making a name for themselves touring Australia with […]

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Highlights from Day Two of All That Matters in Singapore: Sports, Music, Gaming, Sync and Twitter Converge

September 12, 2018

Day two of All That Matters kicked off in Singapore yesterday with Sports Matters, and a conversation with Chatri Sityodtong, founder and CEO of the ONE Championship, as the morning developed with enlivened chats about the new era of Football in Asia, future-proofing large scale sponsorship of events like the PGA Tour and the F1, […]

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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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