All you need to see, eat, do and know this April.

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All you need to see, eat, do and know this April.


If you think embroidery is reserved for your grandma’s throw pillow collection, Sheena Liam’s Instagram feed ( will change your mind. The Malaysian-born artist (who happens to be the winner of the second season of Asia’s Next Top Model) embroiders self-portraits of her going about her daily life—all with her hair cascading gracefully off the canvas. She also had her first solo art show in Paris last year, and she’s just getting started.

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Not So Alien

Sabrina Carpenter may only be 19, but the singer-songwriter has been performing for almost a decade. Last year, she lent her vocals to “Alien”, a dance-pop tune that topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart and amassed nearly 43 million streams. With three albums under her belt and another one that’s due to be released this year, she’s on track to be huge. Be sure to catch her live when she’s here in April.

Sabrina Carpenter - The Singular Tour will be held at the Kallang Theatre on April 11. Get your tickets from

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Inspired by the famous Shilin Night Market in Taipei, this pop-up market will be held over two weekends this month. Visitors will not only be able to indulge in a variety of Singaporean and Taiwanese street food (think fried chicken fillet and stinky tofu), but also play arcade games and catch a couple of movie screenings. Go hungry!

Shilin Night Market will be held from 19 to 21 and 26 to 28 April at The Grounds@Kranji (Singapore Turf Club Carpark B).

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If you’re a fan of Black Mirror, you’ll want to pick up this book. Inspired by the cult TV show, it’s made up of original, darkly satirical stories that will leave you intrigued and mortified at the same time. Written by some of the leading names in contemporary fiction (like Cory Doctorow and Claire North) and edited by Charlie Brooker, the creator of the hit Netflix series, this book is a page-turner you won’t be able to put down.

Black Mirror: Volume 1 is available for pre-order at

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Got a bit of a sweet tooth? Then you’ve got to check out A Summer In Paris, a newly-opened confectionery co-founded by Yann Brys, who was awarded the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France (which means “Best Craftsmen of France”) for his skill in pastry-making. If you like chocolate, go for the Chocolat Intense (caramel signature, cocoa shortbread and cocoa sponge) and Chou Chou (cocoa sable, dark chocolate mousse and cocoa sponge). Prefer something citrusy and refreshing? Try the PomPom (citrus shortbread, green apple cream and jelly with pistachio teacake) or Tourbillon Lemon Tart (coconut soft sponge, lemon marmalade, yuzu and lemon curd). The best part? They’re all under $10 each.

A Summer In Paris is at #01-13 VivoCity.

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This 29-year-old golfing champ was in town last month to defend her HSBC Women’s World Championship title. We caught up with her to ask her about golf, fashion and food.

She’s been playing golf since she was four…

“My dad got me started on it and I loved it from the very start.”

And credits the sport for many things

“Aside from discipline, I think it teaches patience—it has definitely taught me the patience to deal with a few of the injuries I’ve had! It has also helped me to develop my time management skills, independence and ability to deal with adversity. Most of all, though, it has allowed me to meet an amazing group of friends.”

She also wants people to know how fun it can be

“I don’t consciously think about inspiring younger girls as I go about my day-to-day business, but I really hope I manage to convey just what a wonderful game golf is, and how much fun it can be if you approach it with the right attitude.”

She uses social media for style inspo...

“I love fashion and enjoy looking for inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram. I also follow Vogue and all the fashion bloggers.”

And has an Instagram account that documents the foods she eats

“I love food and I love to eat and I’ve always been putting up pictures of my meals so I decided to start a separate account. I would say I’m an adventurous foodie. There is lots of variety on there for sure! Check it out at @whatdowieeat.”


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