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The Cheat Sheet: November’s new restaurants; New Zealand wineries, and Singapore Airlines’ new suites

As most of us snoozed our alarms this morning, at least 700 eager fans (and some scalpers) were already lined up outside Apple Orchard Road since Tuesday in anticipation of the launch of the iPhone X. At S$1,648 for the basic model, it is the most expensive iPhone sold by Apple to date. Thankfully we managed to spend 24 hours with it before the madness started, and you can read our review right here.

In other fashion-related news: Singapore Fashion Week just came to a close this week, and rumour has it that this would be its last. We sat down with Jason Wu in an interview before his debut show in Singapore. Oscar de la Renta also held a preview of their oh-so-gorgeous Spring 2018 collection on Thursday at Goodwood Park. The most shocking, however, came with Christopher Bailey’s announcement that he would be leaving the British fashion juggernaut Burberry after 17 years at the helm.

If you’re reading this from the beautiful screen of your new iPhone X, well good for you! If you’re not, no worries: keep scrolling for this week’s Cheat Sheet on things you can do to while away the time this weekend.


The start of November also signifies the start of the festive season. Here are 10 new restaurants you can take your partner out to for a fancy date, or just for a fun gathering of friends over some hearty lobster rolls.


new zealand winery tours

While it’s more than a hop, skip, and jump away from our lovely little red dot, New Zealand is known for more than just its scenic vistas and the home of the Hobbits – it also has a billion-dollar wine industry that’s booming every year. Here are five wineries from the region you should know of before choosing that next bottle.


singapore airlines first class suites

Singapore’s bird in the sky, Singapore Airlines, has done it again with their new A380 Suites and Business Class offerings, putting their fleet through a S$1.15 billion overhaul and refitting that will start serving frequent flyers from December 18.


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Luxury is all about customisation, and what better way to scream ‘luxe’ than a customised timepiece? From the renowned Louis Vuitton to the newly-launched Brüggler, here are 7 customisable watch brands that will be sure to satisfy your horology desires.

#lifestyleasiasg’s Instagram of the Week

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We’re loving the edge-to-edge display of the iPhone X.

The iPhone X launched today, and thankfully we didn’t have to queue up with the hoi polloi to get our hands on a set for our review. Click here to read it if you haven’t already.

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The Cheat Sheet: November’s new restaurants; New Zealand wineries, and Singapore Airlines’ new suites

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.

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