Author: Alisha Shrestha

  • Polytechnics scramble to offer clean energy courses

    Polytechnics scramble to offer clean energy courses

    Four polytechnics, including Ngee Ann (NP), will offer courses in Clean Energy starting this year. Ng Yan Hong finds out more. Starting this year, the school and two other polytechnics will launch their new clean energy courses. Under the School of Engineering, the Diploma in Clean Energy Management (CEM) will offer training in two key…

  • Yella Fella’s

    Yella Fella’s

    Next to the burger, fries often play an overlooked supporting role in the standard fast food meal. Seldom are they recognized for their importance in terms of nutrition (or the lack of it). Aren’t fries one of the more unhealthy choices around? Fries are a necessary evil when it comes to comfort food. As Yella…

  • Pitch Black Movie Art Cafe

    Pitch Black Movie Art Cafe

    Have you ever been torn between catching a movie at the cinema and eating a delicious meal in a cafe with your friends? Why not do both at the same time, as UrbanWire did? Special Promotion for Urbanwire readers Nestled in the burgeoning arts arena, Pitch Black, at 63 Haji Lane, is a 2-storey shop house,…

  • Jem and the Holograms: A Hollow Gem

    Jem and the Holograms: A Hollow Gem

    Movie Review: Jem and the Holograms We’ve seen Hasbro-Marvel Productions-Sunbow Productions creations like Transformers and G.I. Joe being remade by Hollywood, resulting in mixed to positive reception from the series’ ardent fans and movie critics. Sadly, the remake of Jem and the Holograms, another of these collaborations, is barely surviving at the box office, and it’s no mystery why. Directed…

  • The Singapore Food Festival 2005

    The Singapore Food Festival 2005

    Singapore has been likened to a melting pot of culinary delights with its potpourri of cultures and ethnic diversities. Come Jul 1, expect more exclamations of “sedap!” (delicious in Malay) with the 12th Singapore Food Festival (SFF). Ms Margaret Teo, Director of Food & Beverage from the Singapore Tourism Board, may be extolling the benefits of…

  • Five-Foot Broadway Mini Musicals

    Five-Foot Broadway Mini Musicals

    The Prelude If you find your attention span waning each time you watch a full 120-minute musical, finally, here’s something that’ll keep you engrossed and on the edge of your seat. Titled Five Foot Broadway Mini Musicals, a montage of six short musicals staged by local non-profit drama organisation Musical Theatre Limited is set to impress…

  • Fashion Feud 2012—A Celebration of Street Style

    Fashion Feud 2012—A Celebration of Street Style

    With intricate, baroque-inspired stickers on his eyebrows and wacky accessories to match his printed pants and self-designed tunic, quirky 19-year-old Anzahari Taib was crowned most fashionable in the Fashion Feud faceoff on June 9. The Temasek Polytechnic student won over the hearts of the judges and attendees with his experimental and fun approach toward fashion…

  • Preview: If I Were Superman

    Preview: If I Were Superman

    With Festive Films, UrbanWire is giving away 5 pairs of movie preview tickets to watch If I Were Superman on Oct 9. To win a pair of tickets, answer the following question and email the correct answer, along with your full name, NRIC number, and contact number, to [email protected] by October 7. “Superman” cannot tap into his power…

  • All Natural Yummy Decadence!

    All Natural Yummy Decadence!

    Each year, when the calendar page shows December, my girlfriends would arm themselves with a battery of vigorous workout sessions and insane diet regimens. Nope, they’re not having a mass wedding or renewing their vows together. This is just a preparation they all go through to enjoy their Christmas parties while keeping the guilt trip…