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ICYMI: SG NIGHT FEST PERFORMANCE - THE WHEEL HOUSE BY ACROJOU

Bringing in the circus duo Acrojou from the UK was something that I had been looking forward to. However, because of the setting in which the performance was held, much of its impact has been lost on the audience.

The Wheel House is a German wheel act that illustrates the daily life and struggles of two lone survivors in a post apocalyptic world. Their narrative performance works best in an open, expansive space, which is something that lacked during their show in the Night Festival. Murmurs from the crowd about how they don't understand the piece floated in the air, which is a waste for a storyline that covers the intimate themes of survival and love.

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REVIEW OF LINDEN FURNELL'S GIG AT TIMBRE'S BARBERSHOP

Linden Furnell is no stranger to the musical theatre scene in Singapore. The Australian had studied in La Salle, worked in various local productions such as A Singaporean in Paris, Next to Normal, and City Gym, and picked up a decent amount of Singlish to pass him off as a local.

This gig at Timbre’s Barbershop will be the last one in Singapore that he will be having for a while as he prepares to tour as a cast member of Kink Boots for about a year and a half.

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HOW TO TRAVEL ON SQ BUSINESS CLASS FOR FREE?

To earn miles, you must be prepared to play the ‘miles’ game. And you need at least one good credit card. I recently boarded a flight from Singapore to Amsterdam en route to Romania. As always I was flying Singapore Airlines, my first choice of airlines. At the time of check-in, I requested the SQ staff if I could get the single window Business class seat and she smiled back letting me know I had already selected it. I then thought to myself, when did I actually reserve the seat?

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GLASS DOOR SHATTERS IN NEWLY OPENED NATIONAL GALLERY INJURING ONE VISITOR

A glass door on the fifth level of the National Gallery shattered yesterday afternoon at about 4:50pm. Due to the shatter, one visitor had a minor abrasion on his right hand and received first aid from the staff. Investigations are currently underway, and the area where the glass door shattered has been cordoned off and covered with a white sheet. The public is still able to access the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery, Yan and Smoke & Mirrors exhibits through the adjacent glass doors.

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PETITION TO REPLACE ADAM LAMBERT WITH SUN HO FOR COUNTDOWN 2016 CONCERT

Following the outrage by some conservative religious people who felt that it was inappropriate for Adam Lambert to headline the 2016 concert organised by Mediacorp at The Float at Marina Bay, some Singaporeans have started another petition for Sun Ho to replace Adam Lambert at the concert. These people believe that Sun Ho is in a better position to represent a "dignified family event" that is not "offensive and potentially divisive" because she embodies values such as family, money, booty-shaking, money, some criminal case, money, God, money, church, and, of course, money. And most importantly, there is no "gay agenda" to turn people and children who watch the performance, gay.

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S'POREAN GIRL: MALAYSIAN GUYS ARE BETTER THAN SINGAPOREAN GUYS

I am an average Singaporean girl-next-door and after being in a dating scene for a while, I realised that Singaporean guys cannot compare to Malaysian guys. Even though Singaporean guys are generally more well-groomed, they still lack the confidence to carry themselves well. They are also more sheltered, dependent and like to hide behind their mother's apron strings. Yet they are super not realistic and always hope to be together with the chio-est girl in school or work even though these girls are way beyond their league. On the other hand, Malaysian guys are more independent and can be depended on because they do not lead such a pampered life and are more resourceful in getting things done.

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GHOST SIGHTINGS IN SINGAPORE

Singaporeans are not spared from supernatural encounters. Although our tiny nation state is highly urbanised, friends & creatures from the other dimensions make occasional appearances to remind us that we are not alone and they deserve the due respect as well.

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SOME TABOOS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN THE CHINESE GHOST MONTH

In Singapore, the Ghost month falls on the 7th month of the lunar year, which starts on 27 July 2014 for one full lunar month. During this month the gates of hell are opened to free the hungry ghosts who then wander to seek food on Earth. Some even think that the ghosts would seek revenge on those who had wronged them in their lives. The reason why the Chinese celebrate this festival is to remember their dead family members and pay tribute to them. They also feel that offering food to the deceased appeases them and wards off bad luck.

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