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  • One DirectionOne Direction

    One Direction fans in Singapore can hardly contain their excitement as they rave on about the popular UK boyband on social media hours ahead of their first concert on Wednesday at the Singapore Sports Hub.

    “They’re finally here!”
    “I can’t believe they’re in Singapore!”

    These were some of the tweets posted about the five-piece group, who are, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan.

    The five of them, who have produced four albums and sung chart-topping songs like “Story of My Life” and “Steal My Girl”, will be performing as part of their On the Road Again Tour.

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  • Actor Hugh Jackman attends a photo call for the film 'CHAPPIE' at Hotel De Rome on February 27, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)Actor Hugh Jackman attends a photo call for the film 'CHAPPIE' at Hotel De Rome on February 27, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)

    Hugh Jackman’s villainous role in the upcoming science-fiction movie Chappie comes with a bad hairdo — a mullet.

    In a Skype interview with Singapore reporters on Saturday, Jackman said the hairdo isn't part of a requirement for being a villain, but "it certainly does turn people off".

    He joked that he initially thought the hairdo would be flattering on him.

    “I thought it might work in my favour because when I met my wife, 19, 20 years ago, it was on a TV series where I had a mullet, and I thought it was going to remind her of the man she fell in love with."

    It was not to be, however. “As soon as I came home with the haircut, she was like, ‘It wasn’t the haircut, let me tell you that,’” Jackman laughed.

    In the movie, Jackman plays an Australian, as he is in real life. The mullet is part of a look that director Neill Blomkamp discussed with him about the kind of person his character should be.

    The character in the movie is someone who has a lot of pride in what he has achieved and walks

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  • Group CEO of The Livescape Group Muhammad Iqbal at the brand new Singapore office. Group CEO of The Livescape Group Muhammad Iqbal at the brand new Singapore office. 

    No need to fret about festivalgoers leaving unsightly trash at Singapore’s Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA), say organisers.

    FMFA will be in Singapore for the first time at the Changi Exhibition Centre from 13 to 14 March. And promoter The Livescape Group has a plan in place to keep the venue litter-free.

     “We’ve implemented this [waste management system] last year when we needed the blessings of [Malaysia’s] sports minister on the use of a stadium. He said ‘Yes I will allow you to do it but I do not want any trash’,” said Group CEO Muhammad Iqbal said during an interview at their brand new Boat Quay office.

    Earlier in January, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted a picture on Facebook showing an abundance of trash on the grounds of the Laneway Festival venue.

    PM Lee’s post highlighted the importance of maintaining cleanliness in Singapore, and stirred a debate on social media, with people slamming the festivalgoers for being litterbugs. The post garnered 15,000 Likes and was shared

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  • Article courtesy of sethlui.com

    Your mother was right. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you deserve the best that Singapore has to offer. In this fast paced society of Singapore we live in, a hearty, wholesome breakfast really does wonders in both lifting your moods and providing you the energy to power through the day.

    Amidst the hype of all the fancy new brunch places popping up around the island, we thought to bring you a list of local places that open before 11am instead; Breakfast does come before brunch. From humble kaya toasts to intricate xiao long baos, we trawl Singapore to find you some of the country’s best affordable breakfast spots.

    Here’s our list!

    1. River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles

    River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles (sethlui.com)River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles (sethlui.com)

    Big Prawns and Pork Rib Noodles, Dry ($5.50).

    Tucked away in the arcs of Tai Thong Crescent sits an old coffee shop, unassuming yet constantly humming with activity. River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles has been generating serious buzz amongst food lovers for its simple,

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  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Visitors enjoy a Chinese New Year lunch at the Chinese community in the UK centre on February 19, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Visitors enjoy a Chinese New Year lunch at the Chinese community in the UK centre on February 19, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

    If you're anything like us, finding food outlets that are open during the Chinese New Year long weekend has been a bit of a chore. But worry not – we've dug around and here are some options if you're looking for food delivery to your house:

    1) Sakae Delivery
    What they have: Sushi platters, Yu Sheng, Bento boxes and more
    Operating hours: 10am to 10pm
    Click here to find out more

    2) Foodpanda
    What they have: A delivery aggregator, they have a whole bunch of different menus and restaurants to choose from.
    Operating hours: varies according to restaurant location
    Click here to find out more

    3) Room Service Singapore
    What they have: Another delivery aggregator that has a variety of different cuisines which you can order online. Delivery fees are waived if the order does not reach your door on time.
    Operating hours: 11am to 11pm
    Click here to find out more

    4) Golden Pillow 933
    What they have: The trademark Golden Pillow Curry Chicken Bun. Also comes in fish, mutton and abalone curry chicken. Place

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  • Article courtesy of sethlui.com

    Singapore is a hot pot of cuisines to eat, incorporating a rich heritage of food dishes consisting of Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Indonesian influences. If you are a local Singaporean, you would have seen these dishes in the hawker centres below your void deck, in the food courts of shopping centres and in the quaint shop-houses decades old.

    These are the real dishes you need to eat in Singapore before you die. I know there are still dozens of dishes in Singapore that are true to our heritage, but if I were to cover them all, this list would take you 2 years to finish reading.

    As a Singaporean, there is no excuse to not trying these time-tested foods we all grew up with. As a tourist, this is a good check-list of authentic local cuisine in Singapore. These are the foods to eat in Singapore when you visit.

    Many others have tried to cover Singapore’s food and although I appreciate Chef Anthony Bourdain for his wonderful exploration of Singapore food in

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  • The first-ever Asian version of hit reality cooking competition TV show MasterChef is issuing an open call for contestants in Asia.

    Aspiring cooks have to submit an audition video at MasterChefAsia.com by 5 March.

    The series is set to be filmed in Singapore and features three as yet-unnamed judges and aspiring cooks from across Asia.

    All 15 episodes of MasterChef Asia will be aired on the Lifetime channel later this year.

    Poster courtesy of LifetimePoster courtesy of Lifetime

    The franchise originated in the U.K. and has spread to countries like India, Korea, Malaysia and Australia. The U.S. version is perhaps te most famous of all, with superstar Gordon Ramsay as its presenter.

    Previous MasterChef winners and runners-up like Malaysia-born Adam Liaw and Poh Ling Yeow have gone on to publish cookbooks, open restaurants and host their own TV shows.

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  • 'Singapura: The Musical' production crew and cast (Yahoo file photo)'Singapura: The Musical' production crew and cast (Yahoo file photo)

    An international team on Wednesday gave a sneak peek to what can be expected from the historical play Singapura: The Musical and how the production development changed in its course.

    The musical tells the story of the decade before Singapore’s independence in 1965 and follows the lives of members of a Singaporean family that struggled to survive amid the chaos of the city-state's growing years.

    Ed Gatchalian, the composer and musical director of the production, said in a press briefing on Wednesday that he started off in the development of the production by doing research on former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, one of the pioneers who led Singapore to her independence.

    He read Lee’s memoirs to get more information on the background of Singapore’s history, but felt that “there were too many gaps in the story and I felt that I needed to know more.”

    With that, he went on an 18 months journey interviewing individuals in countries all over the world where Singaporeans have resided

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  • Jackie Chan (File photo courtesy of CinemaOnline)Jackie Chan (File photo courtesy of CinemaOnline)

    In a clear showing of his prioritising his career over his widely-publicised broken relationship with his son, action film star Jackie Chan has said making movies is more important to him than spending time with his family.

    Speaking to a large group of reporters on Tuesday morning at a press conference in Singapore, ahead of the gala premiere of his latest film "Dragon Blade", Chan, 60, said this roughly 10 minutes after responding to questions about 32-year-old Jaycee. Their rocky relationship has in recent years been widely discussed in the media.

    "I feel that making movies is more important than seeing my family," he said in Mandarin, when asked if he will have time to spend with his family over Chinese New Year. "It's the same if I meet them today, tomorrow or the next day. Once movies are done, they are gone. That's why I think movies are more important; I will see my family sooner or later."

    Chan's comments may be viewed as yet another blow to Jaycee, who is mere days from

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  • Pharrell Williams to play at this year's F1 (Photo courtesy of Singapore GP)Pharrell Williams to play at this year's F1 (Photo courtesy of Singapore GP)

    American Grammy award winning acts Pharrell Williams and Maroon 5 will be the headlining acts for 2015’s Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix on 18 and 19 September 2015.

    This will be Williams’ debut concert as a solo artist in Singapore. His single, “Happy” was Billboard’s #1 single for 2014 and also earned him his first Academy Award nomination and two Grammy nominations.

    Williams performs at the Padang Stage on 18 September.

    Maroon 5 to play at this year's F1 (Photo courtesy of Singapore GP)Maroon 5 to play at this year's F1 (Photo courtesy of Singapore GP)

    Pop rock group Maroon 5 will be back at the Padang Stage again on 19 September with more new music following their latest album V. Fans can expect to hear hit songs like “Maps” and “Sugar”.

    Spandau Ballet to play at this year's F1 (Photo courtesy of Singapore GP)Spandau Ballet to play at this year's F1 (Photo courtesy of Singapore GP)

    British romantic band Spandau Ballet will perform in Singapore for the first time at the Village Stage on 19 September.

    More information regarding additional artistes for the show will be announced on the Singapore GP website.

    Tickets for the 2015 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix are available for sale at www.singaporegp.sg. Early-bird tickets are on sale until

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