10 Reasons to Head to DBS Marina Regatta 2017 (1-4 June) – Singapore’s Only Pop-Up Urban Beach (Invite)

Singapore’s only pop-up urban beach, the DBS Marina Regatta, will be back at the Marina Promontory from 1 to 4 June.

Spanning 21 000 square feet – or 1.5 Olympic pools – with 151 tonnes of sand, this year’s pop-up urban beach is set to be twice as big as last year’s.  With up to 2 000 pax capacity, there’s little doubt that this waterfront extravaganza is gonna be huge.

So here’s a list of what to check out at the upcoming DBS Marina Regatta!


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When in Tokyo: How to Buy Ghibli Museum Tickets Outside Japan

Whether you’re an ardent fan of animation or a casual viewer, the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka is an attraction that can’t be missed if you’re visiting Tokyo.

Unlike most attractions, though, it isn’t a place you can simply stroll in when the mood takes you. Admission is strictly by advanced booking at certain times before your desired date and time.

Here’s how you can get your hands on the coveted tickets!

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5 Reasons to Visit DBS PayLah! Palooza Bazaar, Singapore’s 1st Ever QR Code Cashless Payment Led Bazaar (5 – 7 May) @ *SCAPE (Invite)

[Update 6 May 2017 – More information about how to use Paylah! as well as stalls to watch.]

Missed the Singapore edition of Artbox, held at Marina Bayfront a couple of weeks ago? You’re in luck, because DBS is back with another bazaar, Paylah! Palooza this weekend!


Source: DBS

I’m a big supporter of local F&B and lifestyle vendors, and an even bigger lover of bazaars, so here are 5 reasons you should check out Paylah! Palooza.

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Binge Watching DBS SPARKS with Deliveroo – Readers’ Giveaway till 30 April 2017 (Invite)

If you’ve worked with me long enough, you would know that one of my greatest guilty pleasures is sitting down with a juicy meal and an even juicier drama on my computer during lunch time. Call me anti-social, but nothing should stand between you and a good, relaxing lunch on a hectic day!

A new mini series by DBS Bank really caught my eye a few months back. Played by an ensemble of local and regional actors, including theatre veteran Adrian Pang,  SPARKS is a collection of stories about a team of young bankers and their clients across Asia.


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Artbox Singapore @ Marina Bayfront Event Space (14-16 & 21-23 April 2017) – What to Check Out if You Absolutely Must Go (Invite)

Regular travellers to Bangkok would be familiar with Artbox, the pop-up concept which features an array of hipster food and goods in giant shipping containers.

For fans of this famous flea market, the Singapore edition, consisting of over 300 stalls (made up of approximately 500 vendors in rotation) spread across 50 000 square feet, will be held at Marina Bayfront event space for the next 2 weekends.

Artbox Singapore

Given all that hype, is Artbox Singapore worthy of a visit?

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Yunomori Onsen @ Kallang Wave Mall – Singapore’s 1st Japanese Onsen and Spa

I’ve always wanted to visit an onsen during my Japan trips, but never got the chance to. So when Yunomori Onsen opened in Kallang Wave Mall late last year, I decided to wait till the crowd had died down before going.


For the uninitiated, an onsen is a Japanese hot spring with bathing facilities attached. Commonly associated with Japanese culture, its rustic, simplistic charm is a hit with tourists.

Since many of my friends asked about my experience (after seeing the many snaps from my Instagram stories), I thought I would share about my day at Yunomori – including how to get the most out of your visit!

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