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12 New Movies In 2020 Releasing In Singapore Cinemas

New movies in 2020


We’ve already been treated to new movies in 2020 like Birds Of Prey and Sonic The Hedgehog, but the year also delivered what could’ve been a dystopian horror movie plot turned real-life: COVID-19. For months, we were abruptly disallowed to go out as much as cinemas weren’t approved to open – even resulting in mouldy seats overseas. 

But life as we knew it is back, sorta. Movie buffs can now rejoice and get ready the popcorn, since cinemas in Singapore have reopened as of 13th July. Mark your calendars for these upcoming films you’ve been holding your breath for and their new release dates* – from Marvel flicks to horror movie sequels.

Note: Before you rush back into movie dates, make sure to adhere strictly to the new rules. These include sanitising your hands upon entry, alternate seating left empty in between groups, donning masks unless consuming F&B, and a cap of 50 pax per screening.

*All release dates listed are accurate and were confirmed by the respective studios at time of publishing.

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– Out Now – 


1. Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula


Image credit: Slashfilm

It seems only fitting to make your return to the cinemas with a film about the end of the world, except this time it’s caused by flesh-eating zombies. Part spin-off, part sequel, Peninsula is a follow-up to 2016’s surprise Korean hit Train To Busan that has been highly anticipated since then.

Featuring all-new characters, the story is set 4 years after the events of the first film. If you love The Walking Dead and Netflix’s Kingdom, this one will be right up your alley.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula – Official Trailer (2020)

Video credit: IGN 


– August – 


2. Tenet 


 

Image credit: Variety

Every few years, director Christopher Nolan reminds us of his genius with mind-bending films that leave us walking out the theatre in utter disbelief with head-scratching theories. He did it a decade ago with Inception and in 2014 with Interstellar, and he’s bound to do it again this year with Tenet.

What does the title word mean exactly? Your guess is as good as ours for now. But Robert Pattinson and John David Washington star in this high-adrenaline spy thriller and if the action-packed trailer is anything to go by, it will leave you at the edge of your reacquainted cinema seat. 

Video credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

New Singapore release date: 13th August 2020


3. Disney’s Mulan


Image credit: Forbes

Hit with multiple delays already, Disney’s Mulan is likely to finally see the light of day this August. It’s the first Disney live-action remake to get released this year, and the retelling of the classic tale will make for an ideal, upcoming family day out. 

Those expecting an exact replication of the 1998 animated film will be sorely disappointed though. The new remake omits characters like fan favourites Mushu and Captain Li Shang for an altered storyline – which has been met with mixed reactions from critics and fans alike. Time will only tell if the new changes will make for a film worthy of the original. 

Disney’s Mulan | Final Trailer

Video credit: Walt Disney Pictures

New Singapore release date: 20th August 2020


4. Antebellum


Image credit: Variety

Nothing makes for a good movie date quite like a horror flick, and Antebellum will be one to catch when it opens in theatres in late August.

From the same producer that gave us clever yet eerily terrifying hits like Get Out and Us from the past 2 years, comes yet another film that explores themes of race and social class. Bring along a jacket for this one – you might be watching it with your eyes half-shielded.

ANTEBELLUM Final Trailer (2020)

Video credit: FilmSelect Trailer

New Singapore release date: 20th August 2020


5. The New Mutants


Image credit: Cinema Blend

It’s hard to imagine that it has been 20 years since the first X-Men movie with Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Halle Berry. Although admittedly, the franchise lost its steam over the course of each installment. But our beloved mutants will never go out of style, and they’re making a comeback with a new story and fresh cast of characters in the spin-off titled, well, The New Mutants. 

Originally planned to be released in 2018, the film takes on more of a “horror” genre instead of the usual action-drama, so you might want to leave the kids at home. 

The New Mutants | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX

Video credit: 20th Century Studios

New Singapore release date: 27th August 2020


– September –


6. A Quiet Place: Part II


Image credit: Indiewire

Those that joked that it would’ve been a good time to catch A Quiet Place Part II back in March just as it was slated for release since cinemas would’ve been… a quiet place, would’ve taken back their words if they only knew the many real-life adjustments that were to transpire over the following months.

You can finally express your excitement for this horror movie sequel out loud since it’s finally premiering in September. Just remember to follow the characters’ lead of keeping silent during the actual movie, lest you face monsters of your own aka angry fellow patrons.

A Quiet Place Part II – Official Trailer – Paramount Pictures

Video credit: Paramount Pictures

New Singapore release date: 3rd September 2020


7. The Conjuring 3


Image credit: Cinema Blend

If this year hasn’t been scary enough, The Conjuring 3 might be enough to change your mind. The third movie of The Conjuring franchise sees the husband-wife duo of Ed and Lorraine Warren back to investigate spooky situations and battle even more demons. 

No idea yet if everyone’s favourite possessed rag doll Annabelle will make an appearance in this installment since an official trailer has yet to be released. The only thing known so far is that it will be based on the real-life case of the Arne Cheyenne Johnson murder. 

New Singapore release date: 10th September 2020


– October –


8. Wonder Woman 1984


Image credit: Tech Rada

Lassoing her way back into cinemas after an initial June 2020 release date is the queen of DC comics herself: Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot returns as the Amazon heroine in this sequel set in 1984, where she faces off against her new nemesis Cheetah – played by Saturday Night Live alumni Kristen Wiig.

It has been rather dry in the department of superhero films all year so far, so we bet this blockbuster will definitely draw the crowds back to the cinemas in both shopping districts and heartlands alike. 

Wonder Woman 1984 – Official Trailer

Video credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

New Singapore release date: 1st October 2020


9. Candyman


Image credit: Variety

With Halloween parties not likely possible in the near future, we’ll likely have to look at other ways to celebrate the occasion. Here’s an idea: catch Candyman in cinemas – a modern, Jordan Peele-helmed take on the classic slasher film of the same name from 1992. Heck, Candyman might even inspire some last-minute Halloween costume ideas. 

I recently watched that very film at home and had to look away at times during the intense, nail-biting scenes, so as a horror movie fanatic, I can’t wait to see what surprises are in store for the 2020 version.

Candyman – Official Trailer [HD]

Video credit: Universal Pictures

New Singapore release date: 15th October 2020


10. Black Widow


Image credit: Den of Geek

Ahh, finally! A Marvel film on the list! It has been a whole year since we saw a Marvel superhero on the big screen with Spider-Man: Far From Home, so imagine the patience us fans have to endure until we can flock to cinemas for the long overdue release of Black Widow. 

The origin story will focus on 1 of the 5 original Avengers, Natasha Ramanoff (Scarlett Johansson), and also introduce new characters like Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) and Red Guardian (David Harbour). Here’s hoping we’ll love this 3000.

Marvel Studios’ Black Widow | Official Trailer

Video credit: Marvel Entertainment

New Singapore release date: 29th October 2020


– November –


11. No Time To Die


Image credit: Variety

The 25th film in the James Bond franchise was so close to being released earlier this year, that the theme song by Billie Eilish was released and even topped the charts in the UK. But April failed to see the film’s release and fans will have to wait just a few more months before they can witness Daniel Craig in action as the iconic titular character yet again.

Particularly interesting will be Rami Malek’s role as the main antagonist of the film, Safin, where he’ll be able to flex his acting prowess after winning Best Actor at both the Oscars and Golden Globes last year.

NO TIME TO DIE Trailer – In Cinemas October 2021.

Video credit: James Bond 007

New Singapore release date:12th November 2020


12. Pixar’s Soul


Image credit: CNBC

If you loved Inside Out, you’ll fall equally hard for Pixar’s Soul. While the former centered around the spectrum of “feelings”, this animation will instead focus on human personalities and traits – so expect a life lesson or two, and maybe even some tears by the time the credits roll. 

Pixar’s Soul – Official Trailer (2020) Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey

Video credit: IGN

New Singapore release date: 19th November 2020


New movies in 2020 showing in Singapore


Watching new movies in 2020 will feel different with safety measures and smaller groups

It has been a while since we’ve all enjoyed the cinematic experience – be it with our BFF clique or for a date. But if we all do our part and follow the new steps imposed for a clean and safe environment, we’ll get to enjoy all the new movies in 2020 without a hitch.

From horror movies like Candyman that will have us clutching our friends’ arms in fear, to Marvel and DC superhero flicks for the whole family, there are still plenty to look forward to on the big screens this year. 

For stay-in days, read up on what you can binge-watch at home:


Cover image adapted from: Disney, Wonder Woman, Next Alerts, Techradar

9 Most Anticipated Big Screen Hits

With juggernauts like Marvel and Warner resuming their release schedule, it’s time to round up the biggest upcoming movies in Singapore in 2021. From the epic showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong to the nail-biting tension of A Quiet Place: Part 2 and hidden gems like Candyman and Free Guy, mark your calendars for some of the most anticipated movies coming soon to Singapore.

Release dates listed below are accurate at the time of publishing.

Hotly anticipated movies coming soon to Singapore theatres

1. Godzilla vs. Kong

Anyone who watched the 2014 Godzilla original anticipated a sequel would be in the pipeline and after seven years, it finally is! Godzilla vs. Kong breathes new life into the long-time rivalry between both monsters and asks the question — who’d win in a brawl? It’s the king of the monsters versus the gentle giant of Skull Island as King Kong seeks to protect an orphaned girl Jia against Godzilla’s rampage. Get ready for epic clashes and massive collateral damage as both giants battle to see who comes out on top. For fans of monster movies, you’ll appreciate how this modern adaptation cranks the believability to eleven by leveraging on breathtaking film effects!

Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall
Release date: 25 Mar

2. The Father

The Father might come across as a typical family drama movie at first but this can’t be further from the truth. The movie features Anthony Hopkins as the titular father who, in fact, struggles with Alzheimer’s. What follows is a painfully accurate taste of the confusion and inconsistencies caused by dementia as we see Anthony’s world collapse around him. It all seems like one big psychedelic trip as his daughter’s statements become incoherent and his surroundings change on a whim. With critics claiming this as Hopkin’s best work yet, this is one of the upcoming movies in Singapore you won’t want to miss.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Imogen Poots
Release date: 25 Mar

3. A Quiet Place: Part 2

We know we’re definitely going to catch this horror movie coming soon to Singapore! If you missed the first installation of this film, be sure to catch the upcoming sequel in Singapore. Quiet Place 2 follows the members of the Abbott family (hello again, Emily Blunt!) as they navigate aliens in the same silent tread. Only this time, with more dangers lurking now than before, catch John Krasinski’s second directorial attempt with a notable cast including Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy playing as Emmett, the enigmatic lone survivor.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, John Krasinski
Release date: 22 Apr

4. Black Widow

Marvel fans cannot miss this upcoming 2021 movie in Singapore! Catch Scarlett Johansson headlining her own Marvel after years of playing fiddle to Iron Man. Black Widow is a prequel to Avengers: Infinity War and backtracks to her time in Budapest when she was on the run after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Fans can look forward to an in-depth exploration of Romanoff’s character — her fears, insecurities and of course, powerful fighting prowess. The movie also marks the beginning of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 and will be followed by another Marvel movie coming soon to Singapore — The Eternals, set to air in the later part of 2021.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Rachel Weisz
Release date: 29 Apr

5. Free Guy

Out of all the upcoming movies in Singapore, Free Guy caught our eye with its novel and fourth-wall-breaking plotline. Ryan Reynolds plays Guy, an average bank teller who discovers he’s actually a background character in an open-world video game! Everything changes when he foils a bank robbery and takes steps to make himself the hero of this story. With popular co-stars like Jodie Comer and Taika Waititi, you can expect non-stop laughs in this action-packed comedy that Reynolds claims he hasn’t been this invested in since Deadpool.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi
Release date: 20 May

6. Top Gun: Maverick

Despite debuting 34 years ago, the pop culture impact that Top Gun has had cannot be understated. This is especially so if you still have its theme song Highway to the Danger Zone on repeat on Spotify! What fans remember most from the original are its beloved characters and you’ll be glad to know most of them are reprising their original roles including Tom Cruise! From snarky one-liners to classic ‘80s bravado, Cruise looks set to win the modern audiences as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell. And yes, he still sports the same cocky and charismatic personality we remember from the original. What follows is a tale of passing the torch as Maverick coaches the next generation of Top Gun recruits and confronts the ghosts of his past.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly
Release date: 1 Jul

7. Candyman (2021)

When horror mastermind Jordan Peele announced that he’s planning to release two new movies, we definitely didn’t expect Candyman to be resurfacing after a 29 year absence! 2021’s Candyman continues the tale of Anthony McCoy, the baby who escaped Candyman’s clutches in the original 1992 cult classic film. In the present day, Anthony returns to the Chicago neighbourhood and unknowingly moves into the apartments where the madness began. If you’re a huge fan of supernatural thrillers, you’ll definitely not want to miss this upcoming movie in Singapore!

Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Release date: 27 Aug

8. Dune

Dune is the result of a cross between intergalactic space action with the power struggles in Game Of Thrones. This modern retelling of the 1965 novel is actually the second attempt at a feature film, following the rushed hack job that was the 1984 iteration! Given the immense scale of the novel’s world building, Dune will be the first of a two-part series. It stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, heir to the House Atreides who are caretakers of the universe’s most powerful resource, Melange. Without spoiling too much, this looks to be a mind blowing sci-fi movie coming soon to Singapore that some say rivals the scale of Star Wars!

Starring: Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson
Release date: 1 Oct

9. No Time To Die

No Time To Die is slated to be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final appearance in a Bond movie. If you’re a fan of the MI6 agent then this will take the cake for being the most awaited upcoming movie in Singapore. The premise is simple; Bond retires from active service, he gets approached in a kidnapping case and ends up getting wound up in a bigger world mission. Rumours have it that this movie will have links to the preceding four iterations and tie up what was left unresolved.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux
Release date: 8 Oct

You won’t want to miss these upcoming movies in Singapore 

Movie buffs rejoice! With all these fantastic upcoming movies in Singapore, celebrate franchises and fresh new takes with your friends, family or just on your own. Before heading down to catch these movies coming soon to Singapore, why not enjoy more savings by pre-purchasing your tickets with using these movie vouchers? If you’re set on picking the best venue to admire these films in their full glory, make sure you book your seats at these best cinemas in Singapore! Alternatively, equip your home with these best home projectors if you prefer to wait and experience these films at home.

This article was updated on 3 February 2021. Additional research done by Bryant Tay.

Disney Plus Singapore: It’s totally worth it 🏆

If you’re in Singapore, you’ve probably noticed the arrival of Disney+. From the ads in bus shelters, to the radio promotions and carriage takeovers on the MRT, Disney Plus, and the upcoming releases and collaborations are everywhere.

With Disney Plus you can watch a broad range of movies and shows on demand, from animations from Pixar, to Marvel superhero movies, and classics from Star Wars.

There are also TV shows and programmes better suited to kids and tweens.

If you’re not sure whether or not to make the leap and sign up for a Disney+ subscription you’re in the right place. Read on for all you need to know about the Disney Plus service, prices, and what makes it worth parting with your precious cash for.


What is Disney Plus?

Let’s start with the basics – Disney Plus is a video on demand streaming service which is operated by Disney. With Disney+ you can get access to an impressive range of exclusive and back catalogue content from Disney and Pixar, as well as big name franchises like Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.

So whether your thing is action movies, animations or animal documentaries, Disney Plus has you covered.

Disney+ Singapore launched to much fanfare on 23 February 2021, having already been rolled out across regions in the Americas, Australia, select European countries and India. To get access to this service you’ll need to sign up and buy a subscription which you can do monthly or annually. Here are some of the key features to consider:¹

  • Access Disney+ on your TV, computer, mobile, tablet or games console
  • Stream content live, or download to watch when you’re on the move
  • Get high quality streaming for no extra fee
  • Set up 7 different profiles so every member of your family can watch the programmes they love
  • Stream on 4 screens at once under the same subscription
  • Upgrade to Premier Access to get advance access to hot movies before they hit the network for regular subscribers
  • Use Kids Profile option to add parental controls – stop kids from changing profiles without permissions²
  • Watch abroad, either by downloading in advance in countries where Disney Plus is not available, or by logging in live where it is³

If you already have another streaming service like Netflix or HBO Go, you’ll be familiar with the way Disney Plus works.

However, the content available on each video on demand service is different, meaning you’ll find new things to watch on Disney Plus even if you already have an existing contract with another provider.

Check out some of the highlights of the Disney Plus content in just a moment, from old favourites to new movies and shows you won’t find anywhere else. This alone can be enough to tempt people to sign up.


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Disney Plus Singapore content – what do I get?

Disney+ access means you can stream, download and watch hundreds of movies and thousands of episodes of TV series. There really is something for everyone, with an ever changing lineup of new, exclusive and classic movies and shows. Here are some highlights which are available at launch.


Disney

Of course you’ll get access to many classic Disney movies – but there are also an impressive number of new releases, from Frozen 2 to the Pixar collaboration Soul. You’ll also be able to get premium access for an extra fee, to see films from the comfort of your own home before they hit the network.
For example, at the time of writing you’d be able to see Raya and the Last Dragon at the same time as it’s in cinemas for the upgraded Premium fee of S$38.98, plus your regular subscription fee.⁴

Compare the costs against the price of the cinema tickets, make your own popcorn, and watch big screen hits at home.


Pixar

As we mentioned, the Disney Pixar movie Soul is already available on Disney Plus, despite having only recently finished its run in the cinemas. You’ll also spot some of your favourite Pixar classics like The Incredibles on there if you want to revisit them.


Marvel

From recent hits like Avengers Endgame and Black Panther, through to the much hyped exclusive WandaVision, if you’re a Marvel fan, Disney Plus has you covered.


Star Wars

The big Star Wars feature at launch is Disney+ exclusive The Mandalorian – but you’ll also be able to rewatch classic favourites from the blockbuster franchise.


National Geographic and Star

Last but not least, you have a broad range of movies and episodes which come through other sources, such as Star – Disney’s international brand for Hulu. These cover everything from Gordon Ramsey to big films like Deadpool, episodes like The Simpsons and teen/ tween content and movies.

Ready to learn more? The content available on Disney Plus is always evolving and growing. You can browse more titles that are coming to Disney+, here.


Disney Plus Singapore subscriptions and pricing

You can sign up to Disney+ directly online, or choose to add it into a bundle if you already buy services from Starhub. We’ve listed out the main options below, but you may get an even better deal if you buy multiple products from Starhub for you and your family.

Disney Plus subscription type Cost
Disney+ annual subscription SGD119.98 (around SGD10/month)
Disney+ monthly subscription SGD11.98/month
Disney+ with Starhub TV+ ⁵ Free with 2 TV+ passes Sign up for the entertainment pass at SGD30/month, and get a second TV+ pass, and Disney Plus, for free. Limited time offer, check for details
Disney+ with Starhub Broadband⁶ Sign up to a 24 month broadband contract at SGD45.90 – SGD62.90/month, to get Disney Plus access free for a year
Disney+ with Starhub Mobile⁶ Sign up to the SGD95 or SGD155 2 year plans, to get Disney Plus access free for a year
Disney+ Premier Access At the time of writing you can upgrade your subscription with an additional SGD38.98 to access Raya and the Last Dragon at the same time it’s available at the cinema. No other Premier titles have yet been announced – watch out for more coming.

*Details, offers and costs are correct at the time of research – 16 April 2021


Disney Plus Singapore: Worth it?

So we’ve looked at the features and the fees – but how does Disney+ compare in costs to your other video on demand streaming options here? Take a look.

As you can see, Amazon Prime is the cheapest by a long way – but has far more restricted content compared to the others.

In fact, the video streaming option that comes with Amazon Prime is an additional extra on top of the core perks like free delivery when ordering online. That can make it a good choice, but it’s not necessarily a replacement to an alternative streaming service for premium content.

Disney+ is at the lower end of the prices when compared to the other key video on demand services available here in Singapore. That, plus the great range of new and classic content on offer, makes it well worth it for many customers.

It’s worth checking out the offers and collaborations on offer when you’re signing up for a streaming service. As we saw above, buying Disney Plus with a package from Starhub may bring down the overall cost – and the other streaming services also have their own promotions and offers which may mean you can snag a good deal.


The arrival of Disney Plus on the island has been much publicised. With a great range of content available for everyone from families looking for animations to keep the kids happy, to adrenaline junkies seeking the latest blockbuster thriller, there’s something on there for you. On top of that, Disney Plus already has a healthy roster of exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else – and perks like early access to films which are still playing in the cinema.

All in all, if you’re looking for a good way to keep the whole family happy for a reasonable cost – and you love movies, TV shows and animations – you can’t go far wrong with Disney Plus.



Sources:

  1. Disney+ Singapore
  2. Disney+ – Using Kids Profile
  3. Disney+ – Can I Use Disney+ outside my home country?
  4. Disney+ Help Center
  5. StarHub TV+ Passes
  6. StarHub – Disney+
  7. HBO GO Singapore
  8. Prime Video
  9. Netflix Singapore

Sources checked on 16 April 2021


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Netflix is dropping over 100 Singapore-made films and series this August

Critics who bemoan the loss of Singapore’s national identity thanks to a dearth of locally made content available on streaming services can finally give it a rest.

Starting 1 August, Netflix will be dropping over 100 Singapore-made films and series. This includes award-winning releases like Ilo Ilo, I Not Stupid, and Homerun, as well as nostalgic 90s’ favourites like Growing Up and Under One Roof (see full list below).

This effort was only made possible thanks to partnerships with Singaporean production houses like Clover Films, MM2 Entertainment, and national broadcaster Mediacorp.

A still from Ilo Ilo (Image credit: Ilo Ilo)

“I’m always heartened by opportunities to introduce my work to new audiences. It’s been seven years after the first release of llo Ilo and I hope the film will continue to touch the hearts of audiences in Singapore and across the region, especially if they are seeing it for the first time,” said Anthony Chen, Director of Ilo Ilo. 

Raphael Phang, content acquisition manager for Southeast Asia at Netflix added: “As a Singaporean growing up with a lot of these classic shows and films myself, I am incredibly excited to enrich the Netflix catalog with these best-in-class Singaporean stories that are made in Singapore, by Singaporeans, for Singaporeans, to celebrate this National Day.”

“By making these titles easily accessible through Netflix, we hope that it will reignite the joy they’ve brought to many Singaporeans over the decades, but more importantly introduce these great works of art by some of the best local filmmakers to the younger generations.”

August 1, 2020
Ah Boys to Men II, Bring Back The Dead, Singapore Dreaming, Old Cow Vs Tender Grass, King of
Mahjong, Where Got Ghost, Meeting The Giant, Just Follow Law, Love Cuts, Love Matters, The Maid,
It’s A Great Great World, Perfect Rivals, The Best Bet, I Not Stupid Too, Dance Dance Dragon, The
Wedding Diary, Ghost Child, The Ghost Must Be Crazy, Homerun, I Not Stupid, 12 Lotus, I Do I Do,
Rubbers, The Leap Years, Forever, Ilo Ilo, Already Famous, Wanton Mee, Banting, 12 Storeys, Kallang
Roar the Movie, 3 Peas in a Pod, Be With Me, Sayang Disayang, 881, Kidnapper, Gone Shopping, 18
Grams Of Love.

August 8, 2020
Sandcastle, My Magic, Mee Pok Man, Money No Enough, Money No Enough Too, Gurushetram – 24
Hours Of Anger, The Teenage Textbook Movie, Wok of Life (Removed), The Tree, Liang Po Po The
Movie, In The Room, Two Boys And A Mermaid, Taxi Taxi, Ah Long Pte Ltd, The Songs We Sang
(Previously indicated as ‘The Songs That We Sang’), Tatsumi, The Truth About Jane and Sam,
Growing Up, The Price of Peace, Bunga Tanjong, Teochew family, The Wedding Game, Vijayanthi, The
Matchmaker’s Match, Best of Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd.

August 15, 2020
To Madam With Love, Santa The Happy Ghost, Best of Don’t Worry Be Happy, Somewhere In Time,
Spirit On Wheels.

August 30, 2020
The Unbeatables I, The Unbeatables II, Unbeatables III, Best of Under One Roof, The Best of The
Noose, Growing Up Season 2, Growing Up Season 3.

September 15, 2020
Vettai S1, Best of Right Frequency, Immortal Love, Just In Singapore, Mystery I, Hainan Kopi Tales,
Metamorphosis, Morning Express I, The Legend Ji Gong.

September 30, 2020
Aduh Bibikku Sr 1, Aduh Bibikku Sr 2, Return of the Condor Heroes, The Champion, Stepping Out,
Vettai S2, Morning Express II, Mystery II.

October 15, 2020
Vettai S3, The Legendary Swordsman, Legends of The Eight Immortals, The New
Adventures Of Wisely, The Return of Royal Monk, The Guest People, The Royal Monk, The Golden
Pillow.

October 30, 2020
The Witty Advisor, Wild Orchids, Vive La Famile, Zero to Hero, Tofu Street, Beautiful Connection.

Singapore’s new drive-in cinema is at Downtown East — here’s what to expect

[UPDATE]

*The drive-in cinema will not take place as intended due to unforseen circumstances.

Cinemas have recently resumed their activities, and though we miss the plush velvet seats, buttery popcorn, and the glorious surround sound, we think an alternative old-school experience wouldn’t hurt. Remember that iconic scene from Grease? Well, for the first time in a long time, a drive-in cinema experience is returning to our shores— an apt call for the current times.

After all, few things are more romantic than watching your favourite film with your special someone under a sky full of stars. It’s sure to amplify the experience of merely watching movies at home on your laptop or TV screen. Here’s what to know about our city’s drive-in cinema this August.

It’s at Downtown East

This drive-in cinema will be located in Downtown East, a spot popular amongst families with kids. It will be situated atop the Begonia open-air carpark, and will be able to accommodate up to forty cars in one screening. A journey worth making down the far East.

There’s good package deals for tickets

Entry to the cinema for each car is $18, which includes free parking, two burgers, and two soft drinks. As part of the package deal, Ramly burger joint, Ministry of Burgers has also committed to serving up its signature burgers at $4.50 each, along with their soft drinks at only $1.50. A complete steal, if we’re comparing with typical cinema food prices. Your go-to cinema snacks like popcorn, nachos and other smaller snacks are also available. Cars are allowed in on a first-come-first serve basis, starting from 6pm onwards. There will also be temperature-taking and a requirement to check-in via SafeEntry. Cars will have to maintain safe distancing by parking in alternative lots. You know the drill.

It’s going to be retro, alright

Drive-in cinemas used to be way more popular back in the 1960s and 70s with cinemas opening in Jurong, and they’re making a well-deserved comeback in these unprecedented times to charm us with their retro, old-school vibes. To really stay true to the experience, the servers come straight to your car with your food on their rollerskates. You won’t even have to get out of your car to get your food — safe and super groovy.

The first movie will be “The Greatest Showman”

The first movie that this retro drive-in cinema will be screening is none other than the award-winning The Greatest Showman, which will have the cast (featuring Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Hugh Jackman) breaking into song and dance on the massive 12-metre-by-8-metre projector screens. We’re looking forward to the other movies that they’ll be showing on September 12, October 24, and November 21. Fingers crossed for a thrilling slasher hit from the ’90s?

You can purchase your tickets here.

Ultimate Singapore Movie Ticket Price Guide [2021 Edition]

This article was first published on 6 July 2017 and updated to reflect the latest prices and promotions for 2021.

Enjoying the art form of movies has never been better for the budget conscious and law abiding among us.

In addition to the traditional budget-friendly ways of renting movies from stores and kiosks or borrowing DVDs from the National Library Board’s surprisingly comprehensive catalogue, the advent of services like Netflix, Amazon Video and Apple Movies allows Singaporeans to enjoy legal, high quality movies streamed right to their assort ament of screens.

Despite these advances, the experience of enjoying the latest blockbusters or niche art films on the big screen with state of the art surround sound is an experience that cinemas alone can provide.

With a dizzying array of prices and timings by each of the cinema operators, its easy not to bother comparing and just picking any cinema. By being a savvy movie-goer, you can save more than 10% on a single ticket and potentially more if you’re planning a family outing!

Below is a compiled guide across all major cinema operators in Singapore. Since we’re concerned with getting the cheapest “cinema experience” for our money, we didn’t include premiums like 3D or IMAX screenings, or “perks” like discounted popcorn combos.

Read Also: Why Are Popcorn So Expensive At Cinemas?

 

Public Holidays = PH
* First Week Titles and Sneak Previews

 

 

Senior Citizens (Aged 55 and above)

Monday to Friday
(Non-PH and PH Eve)

Restrictions

Golden Village

$5

Before 6pm

Cathay Cineplexes

$5

Before 6pm

Shaw Theatres

$4

Before  6pm

FilmGarde

$5

Before 6pm

WE Cinemas

$4.50

Before 6pm

 

Students (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary)

Monday to Wednesday
(Non-PH and PH Eve)

Thursday to Friday
(Non-PH and PH Eve)

Golden Village

$7 (Before 6pm)

Cathay Cineplexes

$7 (Before 6pm)

Shaw Theatres

$6.50 (Before 6pm)

WE Cinemas

$7 (All Day)

$7 (Before 6pm)

FilmGarde

$7 (Before 6pm and only for Century Square outlet)

 

Getting senior citizen and student prices require you to make the purchases at the box office rather than buying online. If you really want to save money, you should be buying the tickets at the box office any way, because there is usually a “convenience fee” levied on patrons buying tickets online.

Credit Card Movie Ticket Promotions

 Cinema Credit Card Promotion
Golden Village DBS/POSB Credit and Debit Cards or Paylah! For online and Automated Ticketing Machines purchases on all days (except PH and PH eve) using DBS/POSB credit and debit cards or Paylah!, you enjoy a $1 discount for 2D & 3D movies.
Golden Village DBS Paylah! For movie purchases made through the GV icon in the Paylah! app on Wednesdays (except PH and PH eve), receive $2.50 discount for 2D & 3D movies.
Golden Village HSBC Credit and Debit Cards For online, iGV and Automated Ticketing Machines purchases on all days (except PH and PH eve) using HSBC credit and debit cards, you enjoy a $2 discount for standard 2D movies.
Cathay Cineplexes UOB Credit and Debit Cards Purchase weekend (Fri to Sun) tickets at $9.50. Purchase must be made at the box office.
Shaw Theatres OCBC Credit and Debit Cards Enjoy $1 discount for standard 2D movies. Purchase must be made at the box office.
Shaw Theatres Google Pay From now till 28 February 2021, receive $2.50 cashback when you purchase your movie tickets on Google Pay. This is limited to your first Shaw movie ticket purchase on Google Pay Singapore app and to single redemption of $2.50 cashback per user in the period.
WE Cinemas AMEX, Citibank, Maybank, UOB credit cards. $1 off standard 2D ticket purchases up to $12.50 at the box office. Minimum purchase of 2 tickets required, maximum of 10 per cardholder. Not valid on eve of public holidays and on public holidays.

Other Movie Ticket Discounts

Cinema Partner Promotion
Golden Village AIA Vitality AIA Vitality members can buy up to 2 discounted tickets per month at $3 off each.
Cathay Cineplexes Passion Card Every 10th of the month, flash your PAssion POSB Debit Card to enjoy 1-for-1 movie tickets. Offer limited to first 800 pairs a day. Tickets must be purchased at the box office.
Cathay Cineplexes HomeTeamNS Flash your HomeTeamNS membership card or digital membership to enjoy 1-for-1 2D standard movie tickets everyday (Mon to Sun, including PH and PH eve). Offer limited to first 50 pairs a day, one pair per member per day. Tickets must be purchased at the box office.
Shaw Theatres SAFRA From now until 28 Mar 2021, excluding 13 and 14 Feb 2021, SAFRA members can purchase 1-for-1 weekend movie tickets. Offer limited to first 300 pairs a day per Sat and Sun. Tickets must be purchased online
Shaw Theatres SAFRA SAFRA members can buy 2D movie tickets at the following prices:

– $7.5 (Monday to Thursday, except First Week Titles/Sneaks)
– $9 (Monday to Thursday, including First Week Titles/Sneaks)
– $11 (Friday to Sunday, PH and PH Eve)
Members need to produce SAFRA card in person for verification. Offer is valid for Online /Shaw Mobile booking and box office purchase. Discount does not apply on the eve of Christmas Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day Eve, New Year’s Day and Chinese New Year Eve and 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year. Offer limited to 10 tickets per person, per day.

Shaw Theatres SAFRA NSF SAFRA NSF can purchase 2D movie tickets at the following prices on Tuesday:

– $7
– $8 (for First Week Titles/Sneaks)
– $10 (for Tuesday PH and PH Eve)
Members need to produce SAFRA card in person for verification. Offer is valid for Online /Shaw Mobile booking and box office purchase. Discount does not apply on the eve of Christmas Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day Eve, New Year’s Day and Chinese New Year Eve and 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year. Offer limited to 10 tickets per person, per day.

WE Cinemas Kids Free ticket for a child under 90cm when an accompanying adult buys a full price 2D movie ticket (up to $12.50) to a movie rated G, PG and PG 13. Not applicable for previews, super blockbusters or special screenings. Not valid on eve of public holidays and on public holidays. Ticket must be purchased at the box office.

There might be additional periodic promotions by each of the cinema operators, but do read the terms and conditions. If you’re interested, you can still check out the websites of the individual cinema operators.

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History of Singapore – tour operator ART-TOUR

In February 1819. Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles signed an agreement with one of the Malay princes to establish a trading post in Singapore by the East India Company. The island remained a British colony until 1959. From 1963 to 1965 Singapore is part of the Federation of Malaysia, and since August 9, 1965. becomes a sovereign republic.

The island of Singapore, only 42 km long and 23 km wide, lies at the southern tip of the Malacca Peninsula, on the main sea trade route between the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Spice Islands (Moluccas).

Long before the arrival of the British, Singapore was the main trading center in the region, controlled by such maritime powers as: the Shailander of Sumatra, Majapahit, Siam and Malacca.

History of Singapore as part of the Javanese Empire (from the 9th century to 1819)

Since the 7th century politics and trade in Southeast Asia were ruled by the kingdoms of Sumatra and Java. These powerful at that time powers dominated the sea routes between India and China and controlled the trade in spices: pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, which are highly valued both in China and Europe.
In 1279, the Javanese Empire of Majapahit united under its influence the islands of Sumatra, Java and Borneo, while the Malacca Peninsula entirely belongs to Thailand.
The records of the Javan court from 1365 mention the settlement of Temasek as its vassal state. By the end of the XIV century, the Majapahit empire began to weaken, gradually falling into decay.

Around 1390, Iskander found refuge in Temasek, the ruler of Palembang, expelled from his possessions, who managed to seize power in Singapore.However, over the time Iskander was expelled from Temasek, probably by the Thais who invaded here, at that time, the Siamese rulers posed a serious threat not only to their border neighbors, but were one of the most important players in Southeast Asia. Later, he founded the Sultanate of Malacca, under the influence of which Temasek also fell at one time, apparently, for some reason that we do not know for sure, Temasek experienced not his best days during his reign.
The origin of the name “Singapore” is explained in different ways.So, for example, in “Sejarah Melaya” it is suggested that Temasek renamed Sang Nil Utam, who was then king of Sumatra, to “Singapore”. Having suffered a shipwreck, he found himself on an island unfamiliar to him, where he encountered a creature he had never seen before. Learning later that it was a lion, Utama christened the island “Singapore”, or “Lion City”. In the wake of the king, Europeans also appeared on the island, for whom the island became unknown and unseen in terms of realities and possibilities.

The appearance of Europeans in Singapore (1819 – 1826)

At the beginning of the 16th century.European powers sought to establish strongholds in Asia for the incredibly lucrative spice trade.
In 1511, the Portuguese captured Malacca. In 1641. This island (Singapore) passed to the Dutch, who in the same year subjugated the Indonesian Islands, which later became known as the Dutch East Indies. The defeated Sultanate of Malacca continued, however, to maintain control over Singapore.
By the beginning of the XIX century. the domination of the Dutch East India Company in the Indonesian Archipelago was undermined by the British East India Company.As a result of the victory of the British over the French and their allies, the Dutch, during the Napoleonic Wars, Great Britain lost the Dutch possessions in Java.
The Lieutenant Governor of Java has been appointed one of the most forward-thinking and ambitious employees of the British East India Company, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles.
Early in 1819 Raffles sailed from Penang down the Strait of Malacca with a small research expedition. At that time, the mouth of the Singapore River was inhabited by “orang laut” (“people of the sea”), subordinate to the Johor Sultanate.

British Reign (1867-1942)

Raffles landed on the island and signed a treaty with the ruler of Johor on 6 February. Sir Thomas arrived in Singapore for a short time, but in the first week he appreciated the seclusion and convenience of the bay and decided to declare Singapore a duty-free port. This fact predetermined his entire future fate and history.
Raffles entrusted the administration of the island to Colonel William Farquhar, and he himself began organizing the resettlement of the enterprising British to the island and sending merchant ships to the new port.A month later, Raffles visited Singapore again and developed accurate and detailed building signs that shaped the face of the old city.
According to the Raffles plan, each local community was assigned a zone to live and was granted self-government. Similar enclaves have survived to this day: Chinese in Chinese, Indian on Serangug Road and Malay on Kampong Glam. The streets were laid out in accordance with the British East India Company standards – “at least five feet wide.” A shopping mall quickly emerged along the banks of the Singapore River, and warehouses for storing goods appeared.

In 1822 Raffles returned to Singapore and personally ruled the island for six months. After that, he leaves the East forever. July 5, 1826 Raffles dies in London.

News of Raffles’ founding a trading post in Singapore did not reach London until six months later. The Dutch tried to prevent the implementation of Raffles’ plans, but the success of the Singaporean trade encouraged the British authorities. Britain was determined not to cede its positions to the region. Finally, in 1824.An Anglo-Dutch treaty was signed, dividing the territory along the Strait of Malacca. According to it, the British East India Company got Penang (from which Raffles began his expedition to Singapore), Malacca and Singapore, united in 1836

Inflow of the first Immigrants

Singapore grew rapidly, the port attracted sailors, merchants and workers people. If in 1819 the population of the island was only 1000 people, then in 1836 there were already 16000 living here, 1869.- 81,000 people, and in 1891 – 142,547 of them 90,000 Chinese, 25,000 Malays, 13,000 Europeans and 12,000 Indians; women make up only one fourth of the population. As statistics show, most of the immigrants were Chinese contractors, but there were also European merchants and entrepreneurs, there were quite a few Indian soldiers and Malays who had lived on the island from time immemorial. These ethnic groups formed the core of Singaporean society, which is culturally diverse to this day.
Singapore has become a maritime trade outpost for the entire world.However, the British East India Company hardly interfered in the internal affairs of the island. No one recognized the laws at that time, pirates raged on the sea. Trade also developed unevenly. Despite all these and other kinds of problems, many settlers managed to get rich and start their own companies in Singapore.

Beginning of Progress

Wooden buildings in Singapore were gradually giving way to solid, solid buildings of stone and brick. New private houses, huge warehouses and temples have sprung up.Chinatown and the area on the south bank of the river around Raffles Square are packed with shops. And today you can see the old part of the House of Parliament built in 1826, the Armenian Church that opened its doors in 1835, Caldwell House in Chissem and the Tian Hok Ken Temple, built in 1841. The most successful entrepreneurs did not live in the overpopulated Chinatown. , but in the vast estates in the surrounding mountains. From the names Orchad Road, Orange Grove Road and Natmeg Road (Fruit Gardens Street, Orange Grove Street, Nutmeg Street), you can understand what crops were grown and cultivated here.
In 1877. The colonial authorities established a Chinese protectorate headed by William Pickering.

Port of Singapore

In the 1860s. the era of prosperity for Singapore has begun. In 1867 the Strait Colonies were granted the status of British Crown Colonies. The opening of the Suez Canal in Egypt in 1869 strengthened Singapore’s position as the main port of the British Empire in the region. Colonial authorities appeared in Singapore. Harry S. George Ord was appointed as the first governor. The administration has built impressive buildings such as the Supreme Court in Padang and the Government House (now Istan).
In the last quarter of the XIX century. there has been an incredible upswing in trade. Timber, rubber, oil, copra and sugar have replaced traditional goods and spices. English and Chinese capital prevailed. In 1902 on the island. An oil storage facility was built by Buk, and Singapore became the main fuel supplier for the Far East. The port facilities were wider, and a new dock was built in Tanjong-Pagar.

Singapore in the 20th century

The First World War practically did not affect Singapore, although the internees of the Germans were held in the Teutonic Club (now the Goodwood Park Hotel).The only serious incident – a mutiny in the sepoy troops guarding the captured Germans, occurred in 1915.
In the post-war years, despite the regular crises in the production of rubber, oil and tin, such large entrepreneurs continued to work successfully: Tian Ka Ki and Li Kun Chan, who became rich in the rubber trade, and Au Bun Hau, who founded Hau Par Gardens, traded in Chinese “Tiger balsam”.
Immigrants from South China arrived intensively, especially the poverty-stricken youth.In 1919, violent Chinese demonstrations took place in support of Sun Yat-sen (the leader of the Kuomintang, who was in opposition to the Communists).
In the 1920s. With the rise of the communist influence in China, the immigration of the Chinese population to Singapore began to decline, and Chinese schools were closed.

Lee Kuan Yew – First Prime Minister of Singapore

World War II, unlike World War I, was a turning point in Singaporean history. The British were defeated in Singapore and Malacca, the faith of the inhabitants in the reliability of the British colonial authorities was undermined.The command, swallowed up by the war in Europe, left Singapore without adequate defense and hope of reinforcements. The Japanese simply occupied the island in a matter of weeks after landing in Malaysia.
On 15 February, General Pirsival decides to surrender to the Japanese, led by General Yamahito.

Brief Sketches of the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945)

In 1942, Singapore became known as Shionan-To (Light of the South). Europeans, both civilian and military, were interned and held in Changi prison and specially built camps for them.Many died on the construction of the railway in Burma and Thailand (on this topic, in 1957, a film was made by David Lin based on Pierre Boulle’s book “The Bridge over the River Kwai”, which received 7 Oscars, and four Golden Globes and awards “Buffy” – the British “Oscar” is still considered one of the galaxy of the best films about the Second World War, showing the World all the horror and naturalization of the suffering of the War).
The Singaporeans themselves lived in constant fear of the Japanese Kempetai police, eking out a half-starved existence.Several times the Kempetai staged a brutal massacre of the Chinese.

British return to Singapore

After the American bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August 1945, the Japanese surrendered. Singapore regained its status as a British colony. But, however, the citizens of Singapore and Malaya did not want to continue to remain under foreign rule. Representatives of the metropolis began to develop conditions for the transfer of power to the Singaporeans. In turn, local politicians began negotiations with the British about constitutional reform.Discontent was growing. Numerous demonstrations of the left led to the introduction in 1948 of a state of emergency on the Malacca Peninsula for as much as 12 years and the brutal suppression of the opposition. British rule continued until 1959.

Social Situation in Singapore and People’s Action Party

Post-war Singapore was a kind of run-of-the-mill Asian city: it was a corrupt, dirty and overpopulated city. The black market was in full bloom, as, in principle, in all territories along which the warpaths passed.
There have been a number of attempts at some transformation, such as the legalization of certain political parties and the granting of voting rights to local residents in the 1950s, which unfortunately failed to reduce the growth of social tensions.
In these conditions, the People’s Action Party, founded in 1955 by Lee Kuan Yew, came to the fore.
In the elections of 1959, won the majority of seats in the Legislative Assembly and remains in power to this day.

Singapore Independence Day – August 9, 2005 (40th Anniversary)
Rise of Asia – Freedom

In 1963Singapore and Malaya managed to form the Federation of Malaysia independent of Great Britain. The union of the two British colonies turned out to be very fragile, gave a leak and disintegrated by mid-1965
August 9, 1965 Singapore was proclaimed a sovereign republic. The country received the status of a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and representation in the UN, privileges, etc. and so on. Despite this, the leaders of the country were faced with a difficult problem of economic viability of the tiny island, which they managed to brilliantly deal with over time.Singapore remained the region’s largest trading port, but this was clearly not enough to supply the country in the future.
In 1967, Britain announced the withdrawal from the island of its armed forces, the maintenance of which brought 20% of the national income at that time (the last British warship sailed from the coast of Singapore on October 31, 1971).
The way out of the situation was brilliantly found by the Singaporean authorities in an accelerated situation, in particular, in the creation of joint ventures and the complete opening of their market and territories.Over the next 5 years, Singapore’s economy flourished.

Singapore: Today and Tomorrow

In less than 200 years, Singapore has gone from a provincial port to one of the world’s “economic wonders”. This was largely the merit of the Prime Minister of the Republic, Lee Kuan Yew, who held this post in the flesh until 1990. He was able to implement and bring into the real life of the people and each person in particular, global transformations in an island state that did not have any significant natural resources.
A tough and free from corruption, the government pursued policies aimed at ensuring the stability and productivity of the economy. Since Singapore gained independence, the country’s annual economic growth has been at least 9%. The literacy rate of the population has exceeded 90%, and over 85% of Singaporeans today own their own homes.
Even the landscape of the island has changed. Over the past 30 years, its territory has increased by 10% due to the development of land along the southern coastline. Most of the population of Singapore, which is about 4.5 million.people live in high-quality state-owned apartment buildings.

90,000: Technology and media :: RBK

The authorities in Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam sent requests to remove some films to the company.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

(Photo: Steve Marcus / Reuters)

The American company Netflix stopped showing nine films and TV shows on its streaming platform at the request of the authorities of five states.This is reported by Axios with reference to the company’s report, published, according to the publication, for the first time in the history of Netflix.

The authorities of Singapore, New Zealand, Vietnam, Germany and Saudi Arabia contacted the company. Written demands, according to the document, came to Netflix from 2015 to 2020.

The last time the Brazilian comedy The Last Hangover was removed from the screening from the company was demanded by the Singapore Agency for the Development of Media Communications, The Verge writes. On his own instructions, in 2019, Netflix removed the movie “The Last Temptation of Christ”, in 2018 – the TV show Cooking on High, the documentary The Legend of 420 and the comedy series Disjointed.In addition to these paintings, the list includes:

  • American TV show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, which was removed in 2019 at the request of the Saudi authorities;
  • horror film Night of the Living Dead, deleted at the request of the German Commission for the Protection of Youth in 2017;
  • Stanley Kubrick’s film “Full Metal Jacket” about the Vietnam War, removed in 2017 at the request of Saigon;
  • Swedish-Danish detective series “The Bridge”, which was filmed at the request of New Zealand, where the picture is considered “controversial”.

Netflix tries to keep the content on the platform, Axios has been told by the company, but if it fails to reach an agreement with the authorities, it only removes it with a written, confirmed request.

Singapore: Feline Defenders Night Watch

  • Anna Jones
  • BBC Singapore

Photo Caption,

There are approximately 600 “public cats” in Ishun, Singapore

There are stray cats in every big city, but in Singapore things are a little different.

Homeless cats are called “social cats” here. They are not thin, as is usually the case, they do not smell like garbage. They look well-groomed and their coat is shiny.

During the day they are fed and watered by a small, dedicated army of enthusiasts: officials on their way home from work, hipsters on their way to a party, and elderly residents of the city.

At night, the most passionate feline defenders take to the streets. Their concern for their four-legged pets is understandable: since the beginning of the year, dozens of cats have mysteriously died in the Ishun area.

Photo caption,

In Singapore, you can see a lot of specially designated feeding areas

“This cat is special,” a thin man in a baggy T-shirt and slippers tells me, squatting near a high-rise building. “She will give a sign if she is here. . She will not let her in, she will definitely run away. But if I am going to leave, she will follow me. ”

And indeed – as soon as we move away, a fiery red cat runs after us into the darkness.

Serial killer?

“We walk the streets.Apart from mobile phones, we have nothing with us, ”says one woman on her way to the night patrol. “It’s good if we manage to save at least one stray cat every night.”

Photo caption,

A stray cat named Cowley looks healthy and peaceful

broken paws drowned in a pond, with severe internal injuries and gouged eyes.

In some cases there was no doubt that the violence was intentional. In just a few months, 39 cats were found dead in the area.

A man in slippers, who wished to remain anonymous, stops on the path between two high-rise buildings. “This is where they found it,” he says, finds the photo in his cell phone and shows it to me.

It depicts a small light-colored cat lying in a storm gutter, behind it you can see a trail of blood.Obviously, the man says, this cat was killed on purpose.

Photo caption,

According to activists, the killed cat was found in this storm drain

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore is investigating cases of violence against animals.

The agency believes that only two cases of death of cats in the Yishun area are premeditated homicide.

13 cat deaths were attributed by officials to falls and road accidents, the reasons for the rest are still unclear.

Activists complain that, in their opinion, officials from the department approached the investigation in a slipshod manner.

Photo caption,

In just a few months, 39 cats were found dead in the Yishun area.

As one enthusiast told me, finding a villain in Singapore, where CCTV cameras are installed everywhere, should be as easy as shelling pears.

Fingerprints

According to Luis Ng, an animal advocate and MP for Yishun District, the problem is lack of evidence.

“You can’t get your cat’s fingerprints. You don’t know his immediate family to contact. You can only talk to a very limited number of people about this,” he says.

At the initiative of the deputy, a “rapid response group” was organized to investigate cases of death of cats.

Photo caption,

Finding the villain in Singapore, where there are surveillance cameras everywhere, should be as easy as shelling pears

As a result, two suspects were arrested.One was charged only last week, and the other was sentenced to 18 months probation after he confessed to letting the cat down the garbage chute from the 13th floor of a residential building.

Also last week, in another area in southern Singapore, another person was arrested on suspicion of killing a cat.

The authorities thanked the residents for their active civic position, thanks to which they were able to quickly identify the attacker.

A man in slippers tells me that he cannot explain to family and friends why he patrols the streets every night after an eight-hour workday.

“Not everyone can understand this. This is more than just love for cats,” he adds.

Every night the activist notes which of the street cats he knows he has met. And if some animal is absent, he raises the alarm.

Photo caption,

Little Mulan, a well-groomed gray-striped cat, still keeps his distance

Four o’clock in the morning. A man in slippers is disappointed that his pet, a well-groomed gray-striped cat, still keeps his distance and does not let him close to him.

“The saddest thing is that you never know if you will meet her again,” says the man, reluctantly heading home.

Technopark “Ankudinovka”

According to one of the most reputable rating agencies S&P, the small state of Singapore for several years in a row was recognized as the most comfortable for living on the planet.

The city-state of Singapore is the most comfortable country in the world for life

No, no, we are all patriots here, and in no case are we calling on anyone to change their place of residence, but the fact remains that a small state in Southeast Asia is absolutely justified are considered the most developed on the planet, and indicators such as the economic situation, the environmental situation, technological development were taken as the conditions for compiling the rating, and in almost all indicators, Singapore, if not in the first, then in the second position.

Singapore improves its baseline every year, and residents are considered the happiest people on Earth

For a long time, the lonely promontory on the southern tip of the South China Sea was of no interest at all – nothing grew, nothing was produced, and no one lived. The situation changed in the 19th century, when the British Empire began to colonize these lands and was looking for a place for a comfortable and strategically protected naval port – this is how Singapore appeared, which rather quickly became the de facto capital of the British colonies in Southeast Asia.The importance of this city as the most important in the region was finally consolidated during the Second World War – Singapore became a key point of defense in the confrontation with the Japanese, and Winston Churchill even said: “We can lose all of India, but in no case can we afford to lose Singapore.” …

Winston Churchill was sure that the loss of Singapore was fraught with the defeat of England in the entire war

After the war, the colony of British Malaya, of which Singapore was a de facto part, declared its independence, but Singapore itself was in no hurry to do the same.The city-state developed rapidly and dynamically under the protectorate of the British crown until the mid-60s, when it finally seceded, almost immediately becoming one of the richest states on the planet.

Singapore Independence Day is the main holiday in the country

We know about Singapore as the scene of many adventure films, as well as the old song “Banana-Lemon Singapore” – however, there were no bananas or lemons in Singapore, but from here many technological and economic innovations began, which determined the vector of development of this amazing country.

Prior to the beginning of modernization, Singapore was a poor third world country without even obvious economic resources and significant reserves of natural raw materials. Even the country had to buy fresh water from its closest neighbors. Most of the population lived in slums and was characterized by widespread illiteracy, corruption, drug trafficking and maritime piracy flourished.

Stereotypical Singaporean pirate – Xiao Fen from “Pirates of the Caribbean”

In 1959, the founder of the Social Democratic People’s Action Party, Lee Kuan Yew, came to power in the country – a brilliant lawyer with a London education in the past.He called himself and his team “bourgeois leaders of the old school”, despite his extremely young age for public affairs – he was only 35.

Legend of Singaporean politics Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew served as prime minister until 1990, but even after his resignation continued to determine the work of the cabinet. His reforms allowed the country to make an economic breakthrough. Today, it is Singapore that is considered the world leader in high-tech industries, electronics, pharmaceuticals, as well as such important sectors of the economy as finance and oil refining.

Almost 1 million tons of oil are processed in Singapore annually

The country’s nominal GDP per capita reaches 95 thousand dollars – it is the second largest in the world after Luxembourg. Almost a third of the country’s population are dollar millionaires.

How did you manage to achieve such results in record time – in a couple of decades, during the reign of one person? The modernization of the young republic was ensured by efforts in four key areas: the economy, social policy, the fight against corruption and political stability.

Today Singapore is one of the least corrupt countries in the world. However, in the 50s, bribes were taken openly and without embarrassment – this was a long tradition of local authorities. The new government has set the task of completely eradicating corruption, regardless of personal family ties and without making any exceptions. A special Anti-Corruption Bureau was created in the country, reporting personally to the Prime Minister. The bureau’s employees were endowed with broad powers, had the right to detain and search suspects in corruption, to investigate their relatives and guarantors, to investigate any offenses that were revealed in the course of the development of a corruption case.The objects of anti-corruption investigations were members of the cabinet of ministers and even the closest relatives of the head of state. As a result, a number of high-ranking officials ended up in prison for various terms of imprisonment, some are still there. Many corrupt officials fled the country, taking with them everything they could.

When a close friend of the Prime Minister was convicted of corruption, Lee Kuan Yew did not hesitate to send him to jail. The media widely covered the case when the Minister of Social Development, caught on a bribe of 300 thousand dollars, after a conversation with Lee Kuan Yew, committed suicide.

Another area of ​​the fight against corruption was the simplification of regulation and the enhancement of the prestige of the civil service. The powers of officials were regulated in detail, a number of prohibitions and restrictions were established for them, decision-making procedures became much simpler and more transparent.

In Singapore, corrupt officials have only one way

As the main source of development, the Singapore government has relied on attracting foreign investors, developing the financial market and high-tech industries.Simple and transparent procedures for registering and regulating business were adopted in Singapore: the city-state became the first country in Asia to establish very favorable conditions with a minimum of duties for foreign corporations, and the latter began to open branches in the country. A simple and transparent taxation system with low rates was established. To avoid double taxation, Singapore immediately signed over 100 agreements with foreign countries.

Simultaneously with the simplification of the business environment, the government implemented a coherent industrial policy in which government leverage played a significant role.The authorities identified priority sectors, invested in them and developed, and then these segments, having reached a certain level of development, like locomotives, pulled the entire economy forward. In the 1960s, the stake was placed on oil refining (raw materials were delivered from Indonesia) and the creation of a modern seaport. These two directions made it possible to turn the country into a major center of world trade and provide the population with jobs. Singapore is still the third largest processing center in the world, second only to the American Houston and the Dutch Rotterdam.

Singapore oil refinery is one of the largest on the planet

In the 70s, a new priority area appeared – the electronics industry, in which small Singapore managed to take the place of one of the world leaders. The development of the industry has allowed not only to create high-paying jobs, but also to equip Singapore enterprises with the latest technology.

In the 1980s, a specialized IT plan was adopted, within the framework of which there is a total computerization of state institutions, which gave impetus to the development of the computer industry at the expense of government orders.This prompted private companies to also accelerate their computerization, giving the computer industry an additional impetus, and global IT companies pulled in here with investments – for example, the world’s first “non-American” office of Microsoft was opened in Singapore, which is also home to one of the largest on the planet. Google headquarters – IT developers in this country really live happily ever after, and Singapore itself today is one of the most computerized countries.

Comfortable working conditions allowed the country to become a leader in the global IT sector

At the end of the twentieth century, the government managed to find a new priority – the development of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, in which huge amounts of money are invested, including at the state level.It is important that the government completely exempts from paying taxes those private companies that invest millions in these businesses. The world’s largest medical marathon, the Singapore Medic Awards, is annually held in Singapore – millions of doctors and biotechnologists from all over the world come here to discuss the latest trends and present new technologies. Comfortable working conditions in this industry are also made by the salary system – in Singapore everything related to medicine is classified as “high-risk” work, which means that it is paid much higher – salaries of doctors and paramedics can reach half a million dollars.

It is no coincidence that the richest people on the planet go to Singapore for treatment

It was in Singapore that 3D printing technology was first introduced into medicine, and in the early 2000s, a whole network of state laboratories was opened to study the human genome, stem cells and vital organ transplant technologies. Singapore is not shy about inviting the best doctors in the world to work in its innovative medicine, who are issued residence permits and work permits out of turn. From a social point of view, doctors have special passes allowing out-of-turn service in a number of service organizations, as well as a full social package, coupled with an official government ban on the dismissal of medical workers – in Singapore, it is considered bad form to fire a doctor from his place of work, and the worker himself has the right, guaranteed and without additional tests, to get a job in a new place.

In addition, there are no state medical centers in the country as such – on the contrary, the state seeks to make the life of private medicine as easy as possible by lowering tax rates and introducing additional benefits. Thus, the government is killing two birds with one stone, not only facilitating the conduct of the medical business, but also attracting new promising personnel to medicine.

Currently, the country continues to operate preferential programs for businesses of all types, except for those that pose an increased danger to the population.Thus, for small and medium-sized enterprises, dozens of preferential lending programs have been developed, the state provides assistance in the selection of personnel and compensates for up to 90% of the costs of training and retraining. Foreign high-tech companies investing in research and development receive tax exemptions for 10 years, which only attracts new investments to the country.

GOOGLE Headquarters in Singapore

The reform of the education system, which took place in the 70s, played an important role in the modernization of the country.Minimum educational standards binding on all schools were created. Among other things, it became compulsory to study English, which two decades later was established as the second official language in the country. The government invests millions of dollars annually to educate Singaporean students at the best (mainly technological) universities in the world, while simultaneously establishing research centers in their homeland. Now in Singapore there are 4 universities, 5 economic universities, a number of private institutes and branches of many foreign universities – not bad for a state with a population of 6 million!

This futuristic building is the Singapore University of Technology

The Central Savings Fund has become a key instrument of social reform – every working Singaporean receives a special personal account in it, to which he is obliged to transfer 20% of his salary, the same amount is transferred by his employer.These funds are charged with bank interest and are not taxed. While a person is working, up to three quarters of the funds on his account can be used to purchase housing or start his own business and up to one quarter for treatment. To start a business, it is enough to accumulate 20% of its initial institution value, and pay the rest in installments. It’s the same with housing. After retirement, people receive the entire balance of funds from the account, which they can dispose of at their own discretion.

This reliable source of finance has become a powerful engine of Singapore’s economic development, and the construction business is one of its catalysts. Private companies used the experience of building multi-storey residential areas to develop the hotel stock, and a hotel boom began in Singapore. Thanks to him, Singapore can comfortably receive up to 12 million tourists a year, which is at least twice the country’s population.

Singapore is the tourism leader in Southeast Asia

Advances in primary economic and social policy sectors have brought Singapore closer to the title of “Cities of the Future” almost at arm’s length.It was decided here that the “City of the Future” should not be a stone jungle, so local authorities and business (which is prescribed) spend a lot of money and efforts to grow trees, vines, bushes and flowers wherever possible – between overpasses, on pedestrian bridges, right on the roofs and terraces of buildings. If somewhere real plants do not take root, they are replaced with artificial ones with imitation of real ones in everything, up to flowering and smell. Mini-parks are set up everywhere between the skyscrapers, which makes the city, despite the large amount of glass and concrete, looks very green.

Parks with artificial and real plants – a business card of Singapore

The constantly increasing population of Singapore is forcing the authorities to use the technology of “bulk land tenure” that has no analogues in the world – new areas of the city are being built on artificial embankments, which are settled right in the sea. There is no need to fear for their safety in case of natural disasters – the latest innovative materials, such as graphene and carbon fiber, are used in the creation of artificial islands, which makes the areas look extremely reliable and are able to withstand the most destructive environmental disasters – over the past 10 years, the area of ​​“artificial areas “Has grown by almost 2.5 times, which contributed to the growth of the country’s population by about half a million a year. Vertical landscaping, used in urbanization, also allows you to retain rainwater, reducing the load on the sewers during storms and cooling buildings in hot weather.

New districts of Singapore are being built on artificial artificial islands

The city of the future, moreover, should be convenient for residents – and here covered walkways are thought out so that frequent rains do not interfere. Pensioners and disabled people are given a special card that allows you to extend the green signal time for crossing the street.All public transport is largely unmanned – Singapore has one of the longest surface metro lines in the world. In general, Singapore is actively promoting itself as a pioneer in the testing and implementation of unmanned technologies. For this, there is a whole network of test sites in the country – autonomous cars and buses developed in Singapore, France, Germany and the USA, at such test sites they learn to live in a real environment, coexisting with other participants in the movement.

At the same time, Singapore has huge taxes on cars and harmful emissions

People are constantly talking about the convenience of residents here, and are armed with the most modern technologies, one of the most famous is the “Virtual Singapore” technology – everything is digitized, modeled and planned, up to water consumption and electricity, and, in accordance with the directions of human flows, it is done so that there is a minimum of unnecessary actions: the exit from the park was located exactly where people actually go, the solar panels were not on the roof where the shadow often falls: in some places already there are centralized garbage chutes for several houses – so there is less dirt and odor, and not so many workers are required.

The success of the Asian city-state, perhaps the first in the world to become the “City of the Future”, is interesting primarily because it took place in the absence of obvious advantages and was ensured by an exceptionally competent and far-sighted state policy. However, among the measures, there is nothing unknown to a wide range of decision-makers: support for priority industries, simplification of procedures and improvement of business conditions, and fight against corruption. Much of this has been used many times in various parts of the world.Obviously, this success was ensured not by unique measures, but by their reasonable application by a highly motivated team of professional managers

90,000 Russian financiers visited Singapore

28.09.2012 11:13

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov and Michael Tay

Russian jazz, marshmallow paintings, vodka with berries, heat outside and cold greenhouses, the smell of roses and baobabs on the roof.It is a tradition of the Russian-Singapore Business Forum (RSDF) – to start not with a formal tie-and-jacket event, but with a stylish party.

And this time the forum participants were able to fully enjoy the hospitality of the Executive Director of the RSDF Michael Thay. For the seventh year in a row, on the last weekend of September, businessmen and officials from Russia and three dozen other countries come to him in Singapore.

In the greenhouse

Last year, the party was held on the rooftop of Singapore’s most modern hotel, styled as a yacht deck overlooking the Formula 1 track.In this, Michael Thay’s guests descended from heaven to exotic land – this time they found themselves in new gardens on the shores of Marina Bay. Gardens by the Bay cost the government of Singapore $ 1 billion. Like the planet Pandora in James Cameron’s film “Avatar”, 100-meter mushroom trees “grow” here, which glow and change color after sunset.

Victoria Palatnik and Denis Gamobramov, IDM VC, Michael Tay, RSDF, Ekaterina Kvasova, PepsiCo, Christian Glo, New York Hamburger Environment AG, Georgy Gens, Lanit Group of Companies

Yakov Okun, a star of Russian jazz, with his group “MosGorTrio” performed in front of the guests, among whom were Igor Shuvalov and Rustam Minnikhanov.The President of Tatarstan has been coming to the forum for several years in a row.

Then there was the first working day, on which Shuvalov announced that the government had not yet approved the deal between Rosneft and BP, and expressed readiness on the part of the Russian government to take into account the interests of Singapore companies in the form of a share in the capital in exchange for their management know-how.

In the evening, Michael Thay’s friends were in for a surprise. It turned out that in his free time from building bridges between Russia and Asia, he managed to open a restaurant in the old part of the city.At the Gastro Bar, where funny photos of the owners, including Thay, hang on the walls, guests were treated to spicy squid, Asian beer and 40-year-old whiskey. The name of the institution is very relevant, because about 50% of Singaporeans are foreigners, and the number of immigrants from Russia is increasing every year.

Much later, after dancing in a trendy club, Michael took the guests to a colorful street eatery, where they cook the best noodles in Singapore, and went to the store for a beer himself.

The next day, tired but satisfied delegates listened to the speeches of the Minister of Communications Nikiforov, Jim Rogers and the former Prime Minister and Founding Father of modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew.Rogers handed out free tips and his new book. He advises investing in agriculture, the markets of North Korea and Myanmar, does not believe in America and Europe, and for the first time is considering the possibilities offered by Russia, in particular the purchase of the ruble.

Forum guests

The closing party was held at Zafferano, an Italian restaurant on the top floor of the new Ocean Financial Center, offering stunning views of Singapore.In addition to Italian delicacies and oysters, long-legged Asians in Russian hats, according to the established tradition of the forum, offered Russian vodka.

90,000 55 years ago Singapore became self-governing and embarked on the path of self-development

June 3 marks 55 years since Singapore received self-government from the UK. Thanks to the efforts of Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore has become one of the “Asian dragons” and has become one of the most prosperous countries in the world.

During the 19th century, Singapore was actually one of the British colonies and survived by being incorporated into this colonial system. The country did not have any special infrastructure, with the exception of the port, and everything needed was delivered to it from neighboring states, for example, from Malaysia and Indonesia.In addition, Great Britain was building up its military power in the region, making the island of Singapore its main military base in 1922 and providing it with railways and other infrastructure.

The situation changed only during the Second World War: the Japanese began a long siege and by February 1942 forced the British garrison to surrender.

The Japanese occupation ended in September 1945, exactly one month after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nevertheless, during its time, the Japanese managed to kill about 50 thousand residents of Singapore from among the ethnic Chinese and send people of European origin to concentration camps.Such things have especially contributed to the formation of a Singaporean identity and a united nation, rallying the inhabitants of the island.

In addition, many Singaporeans died during the war while building the Death Road, the Thai-Burma Railway.

These tragic events formed the basis of the cult film “The Bridge on the River Kwai” .

For several months, lawlessness reigned in Singapore, but soon Great Britain took control of the situation and made the country a separate colony, administratively separated from Malaysia.Despite the fact that thousands of ordinary citizens came out to welcome the return of the British army to Singapore, the failure to protect ordinary people during World War II became the basis for the anti-colonial movement that began in the country.

By 1948, due to the rise in prices for timber and rubber, the infrastructure destroyed during the war was almost completely restored and the food security of the island was ensured to a minimum.In the same year, the first general elections to the Legislative Council were held. However, only British citizens had the right to vote, as a result of which the interests of ordinary Singaporeans were not taken into account.

In the late 1940s, the communists became the main threat in the eyes of representatives of the British colonial system.

And the war in Malaya that began in 1948 against the militarized wing of the Malay Communist Party led to the fact that Singapore began to tighten the screws as well. Thus, one of the main supporters of independent Singapore and the leader of the local communists, and also the rubber magnate Tian Ka Ki, was banned from entering the country after he made a business trip to China.Moreover, due to anti-colonial sentiments and the “red threat” throughout the Malacca peninsula, a state of emergency was declared for a period of 12 years. In the second general election, the Legislative Council, now called the Legislative Assembly, was to govern Singapore.

From that moment, active consultations began with the UK on the preparation of the Constitution of Singapore and the provision of an appropriate legislative framework for self-government of the country.

These negotiations, which lasted for 4 years, were accompanied by strikes by Chinese workers dissatisfied with working conditions and lack of food.In 1959, elections to the Legislative Assembly were held, which was won by the new People’s Action Party, led by lawyer and trade unionist Lee Kuan Yew. He was elected Prime Minister of Singapore and effectively ruled the country that had gained partial independence.

Due to the “left” course of the winning party, many entrepreneurs immediately left the country, fearing the nationalization of their assets. They left mainly for Malaysia.

Nevertheless, it was this period that became a turning point in the history of the country.Thanks to the actions of Lee Kuan Yew’s team in Singapore, a campaign has begun to attract private investors, create serious tax incentives and solve the housing problem. The biggest challenge faced by the country’s authorities was the lack of infrastructure, as well as an army and police.

“In 1959, when I became prime minister, the per capita GNP was $ 400. In 1990, when I retired, it grew to $ 12,200, and in 1999 it reached $ 22,000, ”writes Lee Kuan Yew in his book A Singapore Story.From the third world to the first ”.

Now the country’s GNP exceeds $ 54 thousand, and Lee Kuan Yew remains a living symbol of Singapore modernization – transformation from a backward colonial island into one of the most prosperous powers in the world.

90,000 A Guide to Singapore’s Best Spas and Massages

Even in an interesting city like Singapore, sightseeing can be exhausting. Whether you’re heading for a full-day trip to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve or shopping in Orchard Road , recharge your batteries at one of the many massage parlors.For those fond of thrills, we recommend a unique cello-based body massage at the spa center of the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore hotel. For those travelers who don’t like to overpay, the affordable parlors in the Chinatown area, which offer massage for less than S $ 1 a minute, will do the trick!

The best premium massage parlors

Massage and relaxation lovers will have a lot of fun at Singapore .Some of the best spa treatments in this city take place in resorts, so when looking for accommodation at Singapore it makes sense to consider options with your own wellness center. Booking a massage at a hotel usually opens up access to additional spa services, such as eucalyptus steam baths, meditation gardens, salt water pools and private outdoor showers.

1. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Singapore | The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

At the luxurious The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore , you can not only indulge in aromatherapy and hot stone massages, but also listen to a cello concert during a 90-minute session.You will experience incomparable pleasure while enjoying the treatments accompanied by classical music performed live in a spacious room. This spa is also known for its La Mer Miracle Broth facial massage.

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2. Remède Spa at The St. Regis Singapore

Spa Center Remède Spa at The St.Regis Singapore is loved by a discerning public for adhering to traditional and time-honored spa treatments that fit perfectly into the modern world. For example, great importance is attached here to the healing power of water in all its forms – from ice to steam. In addition to traditional Swedish and deep intramuscular massage, the Remède Spa ‘s signature service is the warming Vichy shower massage. This 60-minute treatment takes place under the jets of water on a heated marble couch.At the end of the hydrotherapy, dry brushing detoxification and facial massage are performed. The Vichy shower will relieve fatigue when changing time zones, invigorate and serve as a great start to your vacation in Singapore.

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3. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Singapore

The pool at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore offers stunning views of the city, so make sure to take some time to visit before or after your massage.Upon arrival at The Spa, you will be invited to unwind in the pre-treatment lounge with relaxing homemade teas. The signature massage at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore is called Oriental Essence and is performed using traditional essential oils: frankincense, ginger and mandarin. This gentle muscle pressure treatment is ideal for relaxing the whole body after a long flight to Singapore. Business travelers who spend most of their lives with phones and laptops will love the 90-minute Digital Wellness Escape Massage.By acting on the head, neck, shoulders and arms, it is designed to relieve stress caused by overuse of digital devices.

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The best economy class massage parlors

Massage in Singapore is a pleasure not only for wealthy travelers.Here you can easily find inexpensive lounges where visitors on a budget can relax after a long trip or sightseeing. The most affordable treatments at Singapore are offered at online massage centers located throughout the city. The easiest and fastest way to find cheap massage options is Chinatown .

1. Healing Touch Spa

The Healing Touch Spa with seven branches in Singapore is a great option for anyone who doesn’t like to overpay.Visitors can choose from five different types of massage. Sessions last from 45 minutes to two hours, and prices start around SGD 60 per hour. The salons often hold promotions for new guests. Tourists who want to combine massage with sightseeing can choose branch Healing Touch (Fort Canning, River Valley) located near Fort Canning Historic Park .

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2.Green Apple Spa

The Green Apple Spa , located at North Bridge Road next to Malay Heritage Center , is also very well priced. Among the services of Green Apple Spa , the most popular is the foot and foot massage, which helps to relax after long walks and excursions in Singapore. During the procedure, guests are seated in comfortable chairs, like in a movie theater, and can watch films on wide-screen TVs.An hour’s foot massage costs less than 40 SGD. The Green Apple Spa is open until 4 a.m., making it particularly popular with nightclubs for an after-party massage.

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3. Massage Master

Cozy and neat salon Massage Master is known for offering massage at reasonable prices without loss of quality: only natural aromatic oils are used here.Frequent visitors with S $ 10 per year memberships receive up to 10% discount on all spa services and have the opportunity to earn points that are subsequently redeemed for additional bonuses. In addition to a full body and head, shoulder or leg massage for 60 to 120 minutes, guests of the Massage Master can order Thermoauricular and Cupping Therapies. Salon Massage Master , located on Bedock Road, is open to visitors daily until 2 am.

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The best salons with unique types of massage

Many spas in Singapore offer special massages for pregnant women and married couples. In addition, hot stone treatments are common and can be a great alternative to traditional massages.Some spas have gone a step further and developed some truly unique wellness treatments, which we’ll cover right now.

1. Spa Esprit

Guests of Singapore looking for a truly unforgettable city experience should make an appointment at the Spa Esprit located at Orchard Road . In addition to the traditional relaxing and beauty treatments found in every spa in town, the Spa Esprit offers a one-of-a-kind Super Vibrator massage, a next generation therapy.The treatment begins with a bio-energetic reading, which is used to select a blend of essential oils for the 90-minute Lomi Lomi massage, and ends with the sounds of Tibetan singing bowls.

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2. ESTHEVA Spa

ESTHEVA Spa is conveniently located in Marina Square , which is part of the Marina Mandarin Singapore .It offers one of the sweetest wellness treatments in Singapore – The Chocolatier Chocolate Massage. It is based on a multi-sensory effect created by the antioxidant properties of chocolate, which make the skin smooth and supple. The caffeine in chocolate improves blood circulation, and the rich aroma stimulates the release of endorphins, which make guests feel refreshed and energized at the end of the massage.

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3.Nimble / Knead

You can get acquainted with massage techniques from different parts of the world, while not leaving the walls of one spa center, in the wellness complex Nimble / Knead , which is located in the area of ​​ Tiong Bahru in the west of Singapore . Spa menu Nimble / Knead includes treatments based on Eastern and Western traditions. Guests can choose from Swedish, Thai, Balinese massages, as well as shiatsu therapy. Perhaps the spa’s most unique offering is called The Sculptor’s Handiwork.This treatment begins with firm tapping on the body to help reduce cellulite. The next step includes a hot oil massage and a warm blanket wrap. At the end, a cold wrap takes place, restoring the metabolic balance.

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