Change is afoot across the globe this week, with the latest mid-term elections in the United States taking over the newsreels for most of the duration. The political sphere will continue to remain charged, so why not seek some relief by turning to our best stories of the week? From a multi-concept space modelled around a community centre in the Central Business District to picturesque natural landscapes in New Zealand, Lifestyle Asia has it all covered.

 

Drink

Telok Ayer Arts Club.

Parked on the corner of McCallum Street is Telok Ayer Arts Club, the new multi-concept destination to arrive in Singapore. The space merges art, music, food and drink in novel ways that blur the boundaries between these mediums. Read all about what we thought here.

 

Travel

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Waitomo Caves.

New Zealand prides itself in the diversity of natural wonders spotted around the country. From the constellation of glowworms in Waitomo Caves to the frozen planes of the Fox Glacier Valley, here are some of the most arresting landscapes you need to visit when there.

 

Jewellery

The Moon of Baroda necklace.

The Moon of Baroda necklace has a cinematic legacy that transcends time. Having graced the décolletage of Marilyn Monroe during the promotional tour for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, this 24.04-carat, pear-shaped beauty will now go for auction at Christie’s in Hong Kong this month. Find out more here.

 

Wellness

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Boom.

Tired of monotonous cardio sessions involving just treadmills or bikes in your pursuit of getting lean? Swap those out for boxing sessions at any of Singapore’s best boxing gyms to get a full-body workout that challenges while it shreds calories far more effectively. Click here for our full list.

 

@lifestyleasiasg’s Instagram of the Week

 

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[CONTEST ENDED] Lifestyle Asia and Ruinart welcome back Affordable Art Fair this November. Ruinart cements its association to the arts by inviting lovers of culture to celebrate Singapore’s art scene. Here’s how to win one of three magnums of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs each, accompanied by a pair of tickets to the Affordable Art Fair preview on 15 Nov with a champagne reception. To participate: 1. Follow @Ruinart and @Lifestyleasiasg. 2. Post a picture of a bottle of Ruinart or a glass of champagne in front of an artistic backdrop that inspires you – be it a piece of art, a street scene or skyline. 3. Tag #RuinartBlancdeBlancs #RuinartSG and a friend on the post. This giveaway ends 14 Nov 2018. You may enter multiple entries with different pictures. 3 lucky winners will be notified via Instagram DM. Terms & Conditions: This contest is only open to Singapore residents over the age of 18. Prizes cannot be exchanged for money or transferred to a third party. Lifestyle Asia reserves the right to modify or cancel the giveaway at any time. #ruinart #champagne #giveaway #art

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Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.