Contrary to (un)popular belief, Singapore is anything but boring. There’s a plethora of activities to partake in every week. Take the ongoing i Light Marina Bay for example. 22 sustainable and innovative light installations line the perimeter of our most iconic bay. Time to break out those low-light cameras on your smartphones and get posting on Instagram.

Those who are unable to jet off to Japan to watch the cherry blossoms bloom can do so at Gardens by the Bay. The Flower Dome has been beautifully redecorated for their annual Sakura floral display. Add on some traditional rickshaws, teahouses, and torii gates, and it’ll be like you were in the Land of the Rising Sun.

This weekend also marks the coda of Singapore Design Week and SingaPlural 2018 at the National Design Centre. Of course, the events of the week are not just limited to a singular building. There’s the Bras Basah.Bugis Art Sprawl held along various venues on Queen Street, the District Design Dialogue happening at Holland Village, and the Market of Artists and Designers at the Red Dot Design Museum.

If you decide to hit up all those events, you should be pretty occupied until Monday rolls around. But should you choose to lounge by the pool at home, here are this week’s best stories for your reading pleasure.

(Featured photo: Mume/Hero photo: Michelin)

Dining

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The roast duck at the only 3-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Palais at the Palais de Chine Hotel.

The Michelin Guide has landed in Taipei, awarding 20 restaurants with one star or more. Check out which of your favourite restaurants made the cut here.

Beauty

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Whatever shade you are, Fenty Beauty has a foundation for you at the ready.

Inclusivity is not just a buzzword thrown about without recourse by these beauty brands that sport foundation shades ranging wider than your standard beige.

Travel

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The first Parisian outpost for the Bulgari Hotel will be located on 30 Avenue George V.

Paris is about to add another name to its already-esteemed list of luxury accommodations: the Bulgari Hotel. Frequent travellers to the City of Lights will be thrilled to know that it will be located in the heart of the Triangle d’Or district. Did someone say shopping?

Technology

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Your Nintendo Switch can be a piano too with one of the kits from Nintendo Labo.

Nintendo takes its hugely-successful Switch to the next level with the Nintendo Labo,  a variety of foldable cardboard kits that will transform your basic console into something more.

#lifestyleasiasg’s Instagram of the Week

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This just in: @versace is the latest to announce an anti-fur statement — hot on the heels of @gucci, @tomford, @michaelkors and @givenchyofficial. (Regram: @versace)

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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.