Let's Vote For TK Jiang To Win Asia's Got Talent

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Hi Huneybees,

It was a great start to the weekend when hubby and I went to a special and intimate AXN session at the Screening Room. We managed to watch the performances on Thursday's episode of Semi Finals ahead of Asia and the highlight was to catch TK Jiang performing live right before our eyes!

Every week, we catch the episodes of Asia's Got Talent, get ourselves awed by the performances and what wonderful we humans can do; that and also for me to check out the cute judge Jay Park, who's tempting me to dye my hair red...

Last week, when he gave his first Golden Buzzer to our very own home grown - TK Jiang, digital magician. We were jumping in our seats and cheering on for this Singaporean entertainer, hoping to see more of his tricks and never did we imagine actually meeting TK himself the week after!

He was very charming and friendly, when he approached both me and hubby, impressively calling out our names (someone has done his homework eh?), as he introduced himself and have a short little chat with us.

Through the many seasons of AGT, we have seen so many magic performances, but digital magic is something new that relates with our new technology age. TK Jiang had been a fan of magic since young and it was kinda blessing in disgust when his house was caught on fire. Losing everything made him reinvent and do magic with just his smartphone and laptop, thus digital magic.

It's a very fresh take on magic, especially having TK Jiang performing just steps away from us. We couldn't spot any flaws or as he taught "flashed" us anything that could give his performance away. But what he did onstage on Thursday's episode with his adorable girlfriend truly blew us away (see video above). He truly lived up to the Golden Buzzer bestowed to him and I can't wait to see what else is up his sleeves as he gets his shot at the USD100,000 grand prize and the winning title!

There are also other acts that we loved too, like the Hanoi X Girls, Yang Shih Hao and Power Duo. They come in pretty strong up against TK Jiang, so if you are a fellow Singaporean and a fan of his magic performances, vote in early so that he can get ahead of his competitors! Here's how to vote below...

New episodes of Asia's Got Talent airs every Thursday at 8.30pm (7.30pm JKT/BKK) on AXN. There will be an encore telecast of episode 1 this Sunday at 9.05pm (8.05pm JKT/BKK) on AXN. To follow the journey of this season's acts, check out #AXNAsia and #AsiasGotTalent. So keep your votes going in and I can't wait to see who the winner is/are!!!

For more information, go to www.AXN-Asia.com/AsiasGotTalent.


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Tom Green To Debut His Asia Comedy Tour In Singapore 12 April 2019

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Hi Huneybees,

When it comes to date night, Hubby and I love to spend an evening of entertainment. Be it musicals, watching movies or going to talk shows, it's always nice to chill, relax and laugh to our heart's content in each other's arms.

For those who watch comedies, the name Tom Green is no stranger to you; having roles in mainstream Hollywood movies, such as ‘Freddy Got Fingered’, ‘Road Trip’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’, and ‘Stealing Harvard’. He has graced the cover of Rolling Stone, hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’, guest-hosted ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ and appeared on Oprah, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, ‘The Daily Show’ and Comedy Central; he has made quite a rattle in the comedy scene.

Green found mainstream prominence via his influential and outrageous MTV television series ‘The Tom Green Show’. Before reality TV, YouTube or social media existed, Green’s comedy changed television conventions forever by blurring the lines between pranks and performance art.

Well, coming 12th of April 2019, 8pm at The Whiskey Library @ Vagabond Club, the acclaimed comedian, actor, filmmaker and talk show host will be making his inaugural Asia Comedy Tour as part of the Magners International Comedy Festival in Singapore.

Singapore will be Tom Green's debut stop be followed by Manila, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai, Bangkok with his last stop in Hong Kong. Organised by Singapore-based festival creators Magic Rock Pte Ltd, the Tom Green Asia Comedy Tour marks Green’s enthusiastic return to his stand-up comedy roots. 

Receiving 5-star reviews worldwide, his current tour material is the strongest of his career with more personal elements and underlying tenderness to the prank, man-on-the-street, visually surreal comedy he is famous for.  

Tickets to the Tom Green Asia Comedy Tour is now available for sale on TicketFlap: https://eventregist.com/e/tomgreen_sg and do note that the show is  a 18+ event!

Facebook: Magners International Comedy Festival
Date: 12th April 2019, Friday
Time: 8pm 
Venue: The Whiskey Library @ Vagabond Club
Address:  39 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207630
Tickets: $80 standard or $110 for VIP tickets which include Meet and Greet with Tom Green and two-hour free flow on selected beverages after the show. 


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It's A Whole New World With Aladdin The Musical

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Hi Huneybees,

2019 is definitely a whole new world for fans of Disney's Aladdin story. Not only will there be a real-life movie version coming to our cinema together with M.A.C will launching a collection of makeup base on the movie and also the most exciting of all, a musical that brings the fairytale live to us!

A story that we grew up singing to the tunes of "A Whole New World" has been brought onto the Broadway stage and this Eglish-language production will play its first and only Asian stop in Singapore at Sands Theatre coming this July.

From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to life in this spectacular new musical. Breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 300 lavish costumes, and a fabulous cast bring the magic of Disney’s Aladdin to life on stage.

In the middle-eastern town of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father’s desire to find her a royal groom. Meanwhile, the Sultan’s right-hand man, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. When Jasmine sneaks out of the palace incognito, she forms an instant connection with Aladdin, a charming street urchin, and reformed thief. After being discovered together, Aladdin is sentenced to death, but Jafar saves him by ordering him to fetch a lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Where there’s a lamp, there’s a Genie, and once Aladdin unwittingly lets this one out, anything can happen! Will Aladdin’s new identity as “Prince Ali” help him win Jasmine’s heart and thwart Jafar’s evil plans? Will the Genie’s wish for freedom ever come true? 

Well, you've seen the animation, you know the story, come see the magic come alive or complete your fairytale series with this magical and mystical if you didn't know the story yet...

As a prelude to the opening of the theatrical show, I got to sneak peek 3 of the acts from the show and it was magical to see and hear Princess Jasmine (Shunshri Kandiah), Aladdin (Graeme Isaako) and the Genie (Gareth Jacobs) performing right before my eyes!

Graeme Isaako performing "Proud of Your Boy". On his way to winning the heart of Princess Jasmine, Prince Abdullah confronts Aladdin and calls him an embarrassment to his family name. Hurt and alone, Aladdin vows to make something of his life.

*I'll update the video clips soon. Stay tuned*

Shunshri Kandiah and Graeme Isaako performing "A Whole New World".
Unimpressed by the pompous prince, Jasmine turns Ali down on the spot. When Kassim questions Aladdin's "scheme", Aladdin rejects his friends, while the Genie tries to convince Aladdin to be himself. Suspicious of Ali but not recognizing Aladdin, Jafar tricks him into seeking Jasmine in her private chambers. Ali offers Jasmine a ride on his magic carpet, where Jasmine they sang of their love and Jasmine runs off to tell her father that she has found "the perfect suitor" once they returned safely back in the palace.
Gareth Jacobs performing "Friend Like Me"
Ater retrieving the lamp from the dazzling Cave of Wonders, Aladdin reaches for a necklace that reminds him of Jasmine. Touching the forbidden treasure triggers the cave's collapse, knocking Aladdin out. When he comes to and rubs the lamp, a beaming Genie appears in a cloud of smoke and offers 3 wishes to the new Master of the Lamp.

The actors performed so well and I relived my childhood memories at the cinema watching the animation. They are great 'depiction' of what I think the cartoon characters would be like if they were to come to live! I can't wait for July to come and watch the whole production.

So, be sure to get your tickets early and not miss this spectacular musical!
 For more information, please log into www.MarinaBaySands.com.


Performance Times
Tuesday to Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday: 2.00pm & 7.30pm
Sunday: 1.00pm & 6.30pm

Ticket Price
From $68*
*Excludes the booking fee of $4 SGD per ticket

Ticket Bookings
Internet: www.MarinaBaySands.com/ticketing or www.sistic.com.sg
Phone: +65 6688 8826
In-Person At: Marina Bay SandsBox Offices
(Museum, Theatre, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby)

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YOTELAIR To Open First Asia's Branch In Jewel Changi Airport

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Hi Huneybees,

If you are travelling to my country Singapore or doing a flyby, there is a new hotel in town! With the newly built Jewel Changi Airport, comes YOTEL's first ever YOTELAIR property in Asia, where travellers can relax, reconnect and get refreshed before, during or after their trip.

Opening its doors on 12 April 2019 comes 130 smartly-designed cabins that offer stays bookable by the hour for a minimum of four hours, perfect for shorter daytime layovers to overnight stays. 

YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport is easily accessible from all four Changi Airport terminals, offering shower cabins for guests to have a quick fresh-up to Premium, Accessible and Family cabins for a power recharge. 

A quality night’s sleep sits at the core of YOTELAIR, known to give back essential time to busy travellers so they feel well-rested before, during or after their journey. Guests on a longer layover can wake up in the heart of Jewel, just minutes away from connecting terminals and gates. 

The brand features time-saving features such as the airline-style self-check-in kiosks, reducing long queues and eliminating the hassle often associated with checking-in. Other facilities at YOTELAIR includes the 24/7 gym and co-working space that allows guests to make the most of their stay, regardless of the time. 

The hotel also boasts multifunctional spaces designed for co-working, exercise and relaxing, such as their signature Club Lounge, KOMYUNITI, which overlooks the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. Coupled with countless options for entertainment, retail and dining nearby, YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport would make an ideal base for those spending more than a few hours in transit.

To celebrate the upcoming launch, YOTELAIR is offering an opening promotion for overnight stays in a Premium Queen cabin and day let stays with rates starting from S$140 per night and S$80 respectively. For day let stays, a minimum of 4 hours is required to book, with a price increase of S$25 every 2 hours. 

For more information or make your bookings, you can go to www.yotel.com. I can't wait to go check out YOTELAIR with hubby when it opens its doors! 😃


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Step Into The Whimsical World Of MATILDA

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Hi Huneybees,

I remember burying my head into Roald Dahl's storybooks during my childhood days, having fun in my own world where chocolate rivers were real, giants dwell amongst us and witches could turn people into mice.

One of my favourite story would have to be Matilda. It kinda related to me as I was a very "reserved" kid growing up and most of the time, you will find me in the library, engulfed in my own world, soaking up on those Roald Dahl fantasies...

I went to catch the Matilda musical on it's opening night, imagine my excitement when I was backstage prior to catching the full musical that night! It was as though stepping right into the storybook and I couldn't help taking photos as though I was Matilda myself! There's gona be some magical things happening on stage and being in the backstage taught me how all these works and the amount of manpower and thoughts were put into this production, making me appreciate the musical number even more!

Ok, back to the musical. It was an amazing number that made me clapping, laughing and crying at the scenes. It really was as though there was magic around us, with the kids performing much better than adults, upstaging them, brought my emotions surging through the roof.

The story is so relatable in this modern time, where bullying and despise is uncalled for. Though marketed as a children’s book, Matildalike Dahl’s other stories, has layers of the dark and unsettling that we might only begin to grasp when we look back on them as an adult.

I like the idea of adding a little story within the original story (which was not in the original Dahl's book), bringing us deeper into the imaginative mind of Matilda's, her suppressed emotions and loneliness, that also ties her relationship with Miss Honey more.

The storytelling was smooth in between scenes, there was not a boring moment and making full use of the stage, allows for something to be happening at all angles and audiences from all directions can see the acting and action on the stage.

The 4 young Matilda actresses including Singapore's own Sofia Poston

For the opening night, Sofia Poston, the young Singapore actress made an impressive performance as Matilda. She could take on the stage all by herself and her adorable little self made such a big impression on us with her voice and acting. Especially when up against the adult actors and actresses, she was nothing lackluster of.

My favourite moment has got to be David & Goliath scene where the dramatic height of the villain -  headmistress Miss Trunchbull, who insists that “all children are maggots.”, is pit against the small little frame of Matilda. The clever thought of having a male actor - Ryan de Villiers, playing as Miss Trunchbull enhanced that dramatic silhouette and aid so much more in the storytelling.

All in all, I'm infatuated with Matilda the Musical. It's something not seen before where kids dominate the stage, scenes were well thought out for everyone to immerse into the whimsical world of Roald Dahl and everyone left the theatre in cheers for all the actors. The clever mix of fun and fright ultimately produces an empowering tale for all ages.

Matilda the Musical is now playing at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre and is set to end on 17 March 2019. For more information, please visit:www.matildathemusical.com.

Matilda The Musical
Venue: Sands Theatre @ Marina Bay Sands 
From: 21 February 2019
Showtimes: Tue - Fri: 7.30pm | Sat: 2pm & 7.30pm | Sun: 1pm & 6pm
Prices: Tue - Thur: $68 - $178 | Fri - Sun: $68 - $198 (excluding $4 ticketing fee)

Book your tickets for Matilda The Musical today!


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