A four-day work week is always welcome on our calendars. There’s an elation following the realisation that what you thought was just a tiring Thursday is in fact Friday. Of course, this means you’d have to scurry to make plans for the weekend. Here’s one that should keep you occupied: Heading down to one of the 12 Singapore bars that made the cut of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018. This year’s top spot went to Manhattan for the second year in a row. We’re certain that everyone’s going to be fighting for a seat at the bar now.

If you would rather pour your own nightcap at home and cosy up in a plush chaise lounge, why not take a read of some of our best stories of the week?

Style

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The design took cues from Singapore’s cultural heritage.

Calling all the Carrie Bradshaws of Singapore — Manolo Blahnik is finally getting its own standalone boutique at Marina Bay Sands.

Grooming

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Perfumes will have varying reactions to the different skin types they are applied on to.

Choosing the right perfume for your skin type isn’t as tricky as picking out a cleanser, but you should heed our tips all the same.

Travel

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Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is a slice of paradise in the Indian Ocean.

We love the Maldives for the seclusion it provides. The opening of the Kudadoo Maldives Private Island just took that exclusivity up a notch.

Culture

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Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle is a comedy bursting with colour and romance told through charming performances.

With the European Union Film Festival coming up next week, here are our picks of six films you have to watch.

#lifestyleasiasg’s Instagram of the Week

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Meet Vivienne, @louisvuitton’s newest mascot. It has the iconic monogram’s flower as its face and classic luggage tags as its arms. Best of all? Vivienne has landed in Singapore with its own line of accessories. Come 4 May, get first dibs on the Vivienne merch exclusively from the pop-up at Louis Vuitton Ion Orchard. #FindVivienne

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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.