And just like that, 11 months have flown by, and now it’s just a matter of days till we’re ringing in the New Year.

But before that, we’re in the mood to spread some festive cheer, and what better way than to hold our biggest giveaway yet? Check out Lifestyle Asia Singapore’s 2017 Christmas giveaway here, where you can stand a chance to win one of our many Bali vacations (we’re looking at you, COMO Ubud), massage treatments at the most luxurious spas, and our very own ‘New Year’s Resolution Power Package’ that comes with a gym membership and skincare products for men.

In other entertainment news, Netflix’s hit period drama The Crown is back today for its second season, taking us back to the ’60s where the marriage between Queen Elizabeth (Claire Foy) and Prince Philip (Matt Smith) takes a tumultuous turn within the confines of their castle walls.

And when you have already binge-watched the entire season, check out more things to do over the weekend in this week’s edition of The Cheat Sheet.

Eat

Chef Gaggan Anand of two-Michelin-starred Gaggan.

The Michelin Guide has finally landed in Thailand, with 16 restaurants (and one street food vendor!) bagging stars for themselves. It was a little surprising that there were no three-starred restaurants, despite two of the top 5 restaurants on the Asia’s 50 Best list coming from Bangkok. But there’s always next year. In the meantime, you better make your reservations quick, because with a star comes a waiting list.

Drink

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The award-winning Kazuo Ueda, also known as Mr Hard Shake, runs Tender, one of the many cocktail bars in Ginza.

The swanky neighbourhood of Ginza in Tokyo is not just home to the biggest luxury boutiques in the world. If you look closely, there are many bars that have been an institution on the Ginza strip since the 1920s, with immaculately-dressed bartenders using the most polished techniques and finest ingredients.

Style

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Dior Homme Black Carpet Spring 2018 ushers in the revival of the tailcoat and the cummerbund.

Kris Van Assche celebrated a decade of being at the helm at Dior Homme by announcing the sophomore Black Carpet capsule collection, where he reworked the once-archaic tailcoat and gave it his signature Dior Homme treatment.

Wellness

Pure Fitness Ngee Ann City Immersive Studio
Step (or pedal) your way through another galaxy in the new 270° Immersive Fitness studio.

While it isn’t the New Year yet, there are only fewer than four weeks to go for you to make your New Year’s resolutions. And if one of them is to get fit (because it isn’t on our list every single year already), check out Pure Fitness at Ngee Ann City, a 28,000 square-foot haven replete with more features than you can even begin to dream of.

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From succulent steaks to indulgent sandwiches and hearty pizzas, Los Angeles is the place to be for a gastronomic adventure. Click the link in our bio for our dining guide. We recommend making a trip there soon, on United Airlines’ new nonstop Singapore-LA flight.

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(Photos: Daniel Koh/Pure Fitness)

Josiah Neo
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Josiah Neo is a tech writer who contributes occasionally to the fashion, travel, and culture beats. When he’s not busy keeping up with the keynotes, he’s probably stuffing his face with the best Melbournian donuts (at Shortstop, BTW) or watching his favourite esports team, the Los Angeles Valiant, pummel their opponents into oblivion.