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This week’s best stories: Porsche Taycan, new bars, and a trip to space

It’s been an eventful week in Singapore, with the highly anticipated historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and American President Donald Trump being a complete success. The meeting that took place on 12 June was an important, epochal moment for denuclearisation, and hosting the global event simultaneously showed the world what our sunny little island is capable of.

Summit aside, another thing to note down in history books was Kim’s very first selfie ever. He was seen sharing smiles with Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivan Balakrishnan and Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung. Better yet was the accompanied caption – #jalanjalan. ‘Nuff said.

kim jong un selfie
#Jalanjalan #guesswhere?

All eyes will shift away from Singapore to Russia this weekend, as the month-long 2018 FIFA World Cup finally begins. When Russian president Vladimir Putin was asked who he thought would win the esteemed international football event, he cheekily answered, “The organisers”.

Keep reading for more of this week’s best stories.


plum and toro
Cocktails at Plum and Toro creates a spin on traditional Japanese green tea by mixing Nikka Coffey vodka and sherry with matcha and houjicha.

Get into full summer holiday mood and drink the night away by hitting up these six new bars that opened in Singapore this June.


axiom space travel
The luxurious sleeping pods are equipped with high-speed Internet and flat-screen TVs.

Space travel used to be just a dream. Now, you can actually tick it off your bucket-list with this S$73.3 million eight-day trip to space.


Singapore Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale
The sculpture at the Singapore Pavilion was designed by curators Wu Yen Yen Jason Lim, and handcrafted mostly by students from SUTD and NUS.

The Singapore Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale features 12 projects created by local artists. Look out for the ethereal cloud -– an installation that incorporates lights, sounds and images -– that’s sure to take your breath away.


porsche taycan
The Taycan is Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle.

The latest Porsche Taycan runs purely on electricity and only takes 15 minutes to charge three-quarters through. Impressive, no?

#lifestyleasiasg’s Instagram of the Week

gentle monster once upon a future
@gentlemonster has a futurist eyewear capsule, dubbed #OnceUponAFuture, dropping this 15 June.

Follow us @LifestyleAsiaSG on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a live feed on the most happening restaurant openings, fashion previews, and cocktail parties in Singapore.

This week’s best stories: Porsche Taycan, new bars, and a trip to space

Adrian Han

SG Visual Support

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