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This week’s best stories: Beach destinations, our fashion film, and the Royal Wedding

The biggest social media debate of 2018 is one of an auditory nature. In case you have been living under a rock, a recording appeared over the past week and everyone is split into two camps: Those who hear ‘Yanny’, and those who hear ‘Laurel’. This has got everyone from Ellen Degeneres, Chrissy Teigen, and even the Lifestyle Asia team questioning each other.

Doesn’t this remind you of ‘The Dress’ debacle that happened a few years ago? Was it black and blue, or white and gold? Many have theorised that what you hear from the recording is due to how you are hearing it. Mainly thanks to the headphones or speakers. Different devices channel different frequencies to your ears, which would result in an entirely different result from person to person. If you really want to find out what exactly the recording said, it’s ‘Laurel’. After all, it was taken from’s page for ‘Laurel’.

Once that’s settled, tune in to the most important event happening this weekend: The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle. Which designer will she wear? Who’s on the guest list? How much does the wedding cost? All the hype since their engagement was announced will reach its peak within the next 48 hours.


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Leung’s signature slow-roasted duck is paired with calamansi-flavoured buns and condiments.

Hong Kong chef Alvin Leung of Bo Innovation has opened his first Singaporea venture, Forbidden Duck. At this joint, Cantonese cuisine and roasted duck take centre stage. Check out our review here.


Press play on our fashion film to help solve all your sartorial decisions. From Gucci to Bottega Veneta, these are the best looks of the season.


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Bora Bora in French Polynesia is one of the most idyllic alternatives to the Maldives.

If you’re bored of the Maldives, escape to these other beach destinations for your next vacation.


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The BMW M5 Competition is the next standalone special edition of the marque’s M Division.

BMW brings back the spirit of racing with the new M5 Competition that is packed with 616-hp of pure adrenaline rush.

#lifestyleasiasg’s Instagram of the Week

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Japan’s Yasuhiro Fujio has trumped 20 other regions in the S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2018. The competition drew thousands of participants across the globe. @burntends_sg chef Jake Kellie who represents Southeast Asia meanwhile was ranked in the top 3.

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

(Featured photo: Zack Kalter)

This week’s best stories: Beach destinations, our fashion film, and the Royal Wedding

Josiah Neo


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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