If you’re staying in…

1. Plan your next vacay

Photo: Mandarin Oriental

As we enter the second half of 2017, it’s time to think about your year-end travel plans. If you’re thinking of jetting off to the land of smiles, consider booking a stay at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok.

Photo: Rimowa / Mandarin Oriental

Celebrating its 140th birthday this year, the luxury hotel has partnered Rimowa to offer a Rimowa X Mandarin Oriental Bangkok package. For guests who book this stay, they’ll receive a handcrafted luggage, limited to 140 pieces. And since there’s extra luggage space, why not indulge yourself in more shopping? Now that’s another reason for you to smile. 

For more details, click here.


2. Deep cleanse your skin

We know how precious weekends are, so if you don’t feel like stepping out of your house — your room even — that’s totally okay. This means you’ll have more time for yourself. We suggest pampering your skin with Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask which vacuums your pores, leaving them cleaner and clearer than before.

Related: Beauty obsession of the week: Fresh limited-edition Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask


3. Catch the new season of House of Cards  

Photo: Netflix

If you’ve been waiting eagerly for the return of Netflix original House of Cards, you’ll be glad to learn that the all new season is now available on Netflix. The new 13-episode installment will continue where season 4 ended, with President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) declaring war with terror group ICO. No spoilers here so you’ll have to tune in to catch up on all the excitement yourself.


If you’re going out…

1. Visit the Yayoi Kusama Life is the Heart of a Rainbow exhibition

Photo: Hayden Ng. Shot using Sony A7S

Featuring over 120 magnificent and eye-popping artworks, this mesmerising display is Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama’s biggest yet. And there are lots of interesting things to look forward to: from her past and present works (that date all the way back to the 1950s) to signature installations and never-before-seen paintings. Find out more here.

Related: This new Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition will soon dominate your Instagram feed


2. Visit the Ghost Nets of the Ocean exhibition

Shoreline wastes are a threat to marine wildlife, which is why the artists from the Erub Arts group have gathered to raise awareness on this environmental issue. Using abandoned fish nets (also known as ghost nets), the creative artists have turned waste into art by transforming them into beautiful sculptures of fish, turtles, corals and more. These recycled artworks are on display at the Asian Civilisations Museum from now until August 6, 2017.

Admission is free.


3. Party at Ultra Singapore

Photo: Ultra Singapore

Join thousands of party-goers at this year’s Ultra Singapore, kicking off this weekend from June 10 to 11, 2017. The party festival boasts a lineup of DJs and electronic music artistes including Steve Aoki, Rich Chigga and Showtek, to name drop a few. Once the beat drops get ready to dance, jump, or just sway your body along with the music. But be quick, tickets are almost sold out!

To purchase tickets, click here.