25 May 2023
18 May 2023
Thailand's trash-to-fashion designer Apichet ‘Madaew’ Atirattana debuted 5 new designs worn by host Naomi Yeo, Singapore top models like Vivien Gan, Kaigin Yong and Kaci Beh who walked for Paris, Milan and London Fashion Week and now at the first ever Singapore 313@somerset sustainable fashion runway show, makeup by Singapore top makeup artists like Grego Oh, Ginger Lynette Leong and Ricky Yang, produced by Jerome Awasthi, who did the styling for Lady Gaga when she was in Singapore.
The panel of judges include Joelle Chen, Head of Sustainability, Asia, Lendlease, Madaew, Thailand Eco Fashion Designer, Jasmine Tuan, co-founder of Cloop sustainable fashion recycling, Alfie Leong Singapore couture fashion designer, Elizabeth Lee, Editor-in-chief of Her World magazine and Terence Lee, Editor-in-chief of Nuyou magazine.
The nationwide fashion competition drew entries from more than 100 aspiring fashion designers using at least 80% different forms of trash materials like plastics, carton boxes and recyclables to design.
The 10 shortlisted finalists had their creations transformed to real wearable pieces, debuted down 313@somerset runway to a cheering crowd and 3 winners were crowned, walking away with trophies and S$18,000 worth of cash and Lendlease E-vouchers.
Lendlease aims to educate local shoppers about the consequences of wastage in the fashion industry and enlighten their purchasing decisions as well as to shape new perceptions and openness to how waste can be given a second life, in line with Singapore’s Zero Waste vision. Lendlease's goal is to achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2025 and Absolute Zero Carbon by 2045.
Lendlease’s You Won’t Believe It’s Trash (Y.W.B.I.T) 2023 competition winners impressed the judges with their creativity and use of recyclables for their forward thinking designs.
Jamela Law Hoi Shan, 30, the grand prize winner is a fashion technologist and founder of Baëlf Design collected 200 drink cartons, recycled Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) 3D print material and the ends of roll fabric and trims for her futuristic asymmetric dress with eclectic cone, circular and twist detailings for her winning design.
Gini Ika Jayanti, 40 years old, the first runner-up is a domestic helper and used flattened colorful coffee capsules from her workplace for her creation, complete with bohemian style netted cap, earrings and bangles. Her inspiration was from Rihanna’s dress at Met Gala 2015, designed by world renowned Haute Couturier Guo Pei, who first showcased the iconic dress in Singapore Haute Couture Fashion Week at Marina Bay Sands in 2012.
Andrea Angelique Karundeng, 21, 2nd runner-up, Raffles College of Higher Education student used cardboard boxes, coffee jute sacks and paper to create her nature inspired dress with black sculpture head turning accessories which alone took 3 weeks to complete.
Lendlease’s You Won’t Believe It’s Trash (Y.W.B.I.T) runway show concludes with Lendlease Sustainable Fashion Trash to Couture Exhibition where the creations will be on display running in tandem Textile Collection Drive with Cloop across the four Lendlease malls of 313@somerset (May 12-21) Parkway Parade (May 24-June 4), Jem (June 7-18) and PLQ Paya Lebar Quarter (June 21-July 2).
The aim is to collect up to seven tonnes of textiles through this collection drive – equivalent to approximately 1.4 million t-shirts and sorted for reuse in over 500 distinct categories to ensure circularity and recycled as blankets and wiping clothes.
Shoppers can deposit unwanted textiles like new/old/used clothing, bed linens and curtains in clean and dry condition in exchange for Lendlease Plus Dollars - 2000 for 1kg of accepted textile, maximum points to be issued daily is 50,000 per Lendlease Plus member. In addition, receive an exclusive Lendlease tote bag for the first 150 Lendlease Plus Member at each location when you offload your clothing and textiles.
Join Lendlease Plus with promo code OqzJ2A as a member to receive rewards and points for shopping and dining vouchers.
10 May 2023
Bang & Olufsen X GamFratesi Beosound A5 Speaker marries the exceptional sound and iconic craftsmanship Beolit design with architectural artistic aesthetics for an immersive acoustically luxury designed timeless experience.
B&O Beosound A5 is the most powerful portable high-end speaker this season with a combined 280 watts of power, offering a dynamic 360-degree sound in large capacity rooms through four digital amplifiers with high precision technology combination from the leading Beolab 90 and 50 hi-fi speakers series.
Showcasing the best of Scandinavian design excellence, B&O Beosound A5 in Nordic Weave natural aluminium with a woven paper fibre front features a light oak handle, creating a feeling of laid-back Scandinavian summers spent at the beach while the black anthracite aluminium version paired with Dark Oak wood speaker cover and handle evokes the aesthetic of winter woodlands.
Blending beautifully indoors or outdoors, the Beosound A5 solid oak handle allows the speaker to be carried from room to room in a home, looking good on the table, shelf or floor or outside whenever you go as it has an IP65 water and dustproof rating.
Modularly designed, Beosound A5 changes its look with Bang & Olufsen exchangeable front covers in new materials and colours to evolve with multiple styles and identities. The internal body sections are easily serviced and repaired to extend its lifetime if needed, eco friendly and sustainable rather than be replaced by a new speaker.
Offering more than 12 hours of playtime and a wireless phone charger integrated into the top panel of the speaker, the Beosound A5 is controlled by the sleek user-interface or from the Bang & Olufsen App on its Mozart software platform, providing the most up-to-date features across audio, connectivity, and software design.
Integrating smoothly into a Bang & Olufsen smart home system multiroom experience with Mozart’s future-gazing capabilities and the introduction of ultra-wide-band, unlocking new features over time like Proximity Pairing, automatically connecting two Beosound A5’s for an impressive stereo experience and is compatible with Beolink Multiroom, Airplay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth 5.2.
Beosound A5 connects the heritage of the past, technology of the present, and has the capacity and capability to evolve with innovation of the future for Bang & Olufsen products, new technologies, and unlock new listening experiences for many lifetimes.
B&O Beosound A5 is available at Bang & Olufsen Singapore store located at 6, Scotts Square, #01-18/19 Singapore 228009 and priced at S$1499 for Nordic Weave natural aluminium piece and S$1699 for the Dark Oak black anthracite aluminium design. Visit B&O online boutique to place order online or discover more B&O designer audio sound collection. Pre-order now for complimentary engraving and receive a $50 voucher from Common Man Coffee Roasters.
04 May 2023
UAL new flight routes includes San Francisco U.S. to Christchurch, New Zealand non-stop direct flight, Los Angeles to Brisbane and Auckland, more flights from San Francisco to Brisbane and Sydney and larger aircrafts to Melbourne from December 1, Winter 2023/2024.
United will be the only carrier to directly connect the U.S. with South Island of New Zealand, offering the most comprehensive global route network among North American carriers combined, with 66 United Airlines flights weekly to the South Pacific and Oceania.
UAL travellers will enjoy one-stop connections to more than 50 destinations in the region with Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia network.
United Airlines New Flight Routes 2023 / 2024 Winter
San Francisco U.S. – Christchurch, New Zealand*
United San Francisco-Christchurch non-stop service is the first and only direct flight connecting U.S. and Christchurch, operateing on Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner thrice weekly from December 1, 2023.
Los Angeles U.S. – Auckland, New Zealand*
Next winter, United will build on its position as the largest U.S. airline to Auckland, adding four weekly flights from Los Angeles.
United is the only U.S. carrier to serve Auckland year-round with its existing service from San Francisco. United will fly its Los Angeles-Auckland route on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, starting October 28.
Los Angeles U.S. – Brisbane, Australia*
United was the only airline to offer direct flights between Brisbane and San Francisco in Winter 2022. On November 29 2023, United will add three weekly Los Angles-Brisbane flights on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, becoming the largest carrier between the U.S. and Brisbane.
Additonal United to Australia Sydney and Brisbane Flights
United will offer daily flights between San Francisco and Brisbane on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, flying nearly triple the number of passengers to Brisbane from the USA from October 28 2023, as well as twice daily between San Francisco and Sydney on Boeing 777-300ERs.
United San Francisco to Melbourne on 777-300 ER
United became the largest airline from the U.S. to Melbourne, increasing from ten to fourteen weekly roundtrip flights in 2022, with one daily flight from both San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2023 Winter.
Starting this winter 2023 October 28, United will deploy its largest airplane 777-300ER on flights between San Francisco-Melbourne, adding nearly 100 daily seats to each departure.
*flights subject to government approval
For more information and booking United flights, visit United.Com
02 May 2023
U.S. New York City’s Official Destination Marketing Organization and Convention and Visitors Bureau presents It’s Time for Culture℠ Program, offering almost 100 cultural experiences across the Five Boroughs in the NYC United States.