Author: Mandip Thapaliya

  • The Great Treat at Le Meridien – Sushi Ondo

    The Great Treat at Le Meridien – Sushi Ondo

    Located where the old and fondly missed Kopitiam was, The Great Treat is under the wing of Le Meridien Hotel and Shopping Centre along Orchard Road, and has been the talk of the town due to its famous Thai cuisine foodcourt. But to go only for this is to miss several other cuisines served up…

  • Secrets of Storytelling

    Secrets of Storytelling

    Once upon a time, storytelling was associated with grandparents regaling their grandchildren with tales from the past. Now, it is taught as a management tool in organizations, a method to engage children in school, and it is even used to challenge audiences’ perceptions of certain traditions. There is an entire spectrum of storytelling, ranging from…

  • Editorial: Bullying Goes Hi-Tech

    Editorial: Bullying Goes Hi-Tech

    Amidst the shifting deluge of problems that have plagued a teenager in his school life, an insidious dilemma has proven remarkably resilient in the adolescence landscape – bullying. A 2006 survey by the Harvest Centre for Research, Training, and Development and the Coalition Against Bullying for Children and Youth revealed that a staggering 70 percent…

  • Victim Now an Advocate of Cyberbullying Prevention

    Victim Now an Advocate of Cyberbullying Prevention

    With a cheerful smile on his face, it’s hard to imagine that 37-year-old Mr Chong Ee Jay was once a victim of cyberbullying. The manager of Touch Family Services first experienced cyberbullying during his university days. He was impersonated on social media; the imposter created a fake account of him and went around posting nasty comments and…

  • UrbanWire

    UrbanWire

    The UrbanWire is an entertainment and lifestyle magazine produced by final-year online journalism students of the School of Film & Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, in Singapore since 2002. This magazine exists to give young adults, between 18 to 25 years old, a voice and a community that embraces and engages them. Because our articles are written by…

  • When Batik Meets Casual Wear

    When Batik Meets Casual Wear

    Adrianna Yariqa combines Batik prints with pastel colors in its Batiq collection.  When Mrs Nurlida Yusof and Mr Muhammad Sufiyan were in Indonesia early this year to register their fashion brand Adrianna Yariqa, they spotted an unconventional batik fabric dyed in pastel colors. Inspired by the design, the Singaporean couple, both 29, decided to take the idea…

  • Clay Aiken – On My Way Here

    Clay Aiken – On My Way Here

    On My Way Here is the 4th studio album by American Idol (AI) Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken. This is a well-crafted album that tells a lot of Aiken’s life experiences – it seems almost as though you are listening to his autobiography. On My Way Here is the 4th studio album by American Idol (AI)…

  • Maroon 5: New Album, New Sound!

    Maroon 5: New Album, New Sound!

    5 years after their last album Songs About Jane, American pop-rock band Maroon 5 is back with a brand new offering It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, the name (according to lead singer Adam Levine’s Weblo profile) being inspired by a phrase the band adopted to keep them motivated while on their Songs About Jane tour. Hailing from Los Angeles,…

  • Pretty Corner

    Pretty Corner

    With 20 years of experience in jewelry design, Irene Ong can fashion just about anything. At Pretty Corner, her boutique at Orchard Emerald, you can find any accessory you could need, from tiaras to necklaces to bracelets, all intricately handcrafted. After-sales service in the form of cleaning, repairing, or re-stringing is also cheerfully provided free…

  • Ian Thorpe’s Recipe For Success

    Ian Thorpe’s Recipe For Success

    His name’s uttered in the same breath as swimming legends Mark Spitz, Alexander Popov, and Michael Phelps. But Australian Ian Thorpe may soon be compared to Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson for his burgeoning culinary aspirations. At 29, Thorpe already has five Olympic gold medals, alongside many others, to his name thanks to…