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The Cheat Sheet: Fashion hotels, dim sum restaurants, and World’s 50 Best Bars

The weekend ahead looks set to be an arts and culture-centric one, what with the ongoing Noise x Gif Fest and tomorrow’s launch of Painting with Light: International Festival of Films on Art at the National Gallery. The former is, as its name suggests, a festival dedicated to gif artworks. Held at Gillman Barracks till 11 October, the inaugural event features art displays, workshops and live music performances.

If you’re more keen on getting your art education from the silver screen, check out Painting with Light, which presents a lineup of over 30 films and documentaries about topics such as film censorship in Indonesia, life in North Korea, and performance artist Marina Abramović’s work.

We also suggest spending this weekend checking out some of the city’s newest restaurants, experimenting with adding argan oil into your skincare routine, and pampering yourself with some new pieces from the Uniqlo U by Christophe Lemaire collection — which was released today. Read on for more ideas in this week’s The Cheat Sheet.


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Janice Wong Singapore is the place to be for colourful, Instagram-worthy dim sum.

Whether you’re more inclined toward har gao, siew mai or lo bak gou (turnip cake), there’s bound to be a dim sum restaurant that can satisfy your cravings. Here are 8 of our favourite dim sum spots in Singapore.


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Manhattan at Regent Hotel.

Singapore’s Manhattan bar is now the seventh best in the world, according to the World’s 50 Best Bars list. Click here to find out more, and to see if your favourite bar made the cut.


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Politically-charged statements were made on the runways of Chanel, Raf Simons and Balenciaga.

Now that Spring 2018 has drawn to a close, here are 5 fashion trends we expect to make their way into the mainstream vernacular very soon. We’re also keeping our eyes peeled for any unusual accessories.


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A swanky room at the Palazzo Versace hotel in Dubai.

From Bulgari’s new Beijing property to the opulent Palazzo Versace in Dubai and Armani Hotel Milano in Italy, here are 5 hotels for a super stylish, fashion-forward vacation.

#lifestyleasiasg’s Instagram of the Week

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Turn down the lights, and close the door.

We test-drove Versace’s sexy Fall 2017 collection. Click here for our latest photoshoot with the brand — so you get to see more Versace on the floor.

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

(Main image: Armani Hotel Milano; Featured image: Palazzo Versace Dubai)

Sara Yap
Deputy Director, Digital Operations (Asia)
Sara Yap is the Deputy Director of Digital Operations at BurdaLuxury, and a contributing writer to Lifestyle Asia’s dining and jewellery beats. When she’s not on the lookout for exciting new restaurants or bejewelled trinkets, she’s probably buried in a riveting read, or reminiscing the good ol’ days with her favourite playlist of ’90s boyband hits.