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Owning a portable projector has been on our list of wants for quite some time, but because of our busy lifestyle where we also have to take care of two (2) very active children, we hardly have time to do our research and purchase one. 

Since we got the LUMOS TEMPO from LUMOS, we thought we might as well just give the LUMOS NANO a shot and go for it since the LUMOS Projector Brand has got so many positive reviews.

Aesthetics

The LUMOS NANO Projector sports a rectangular, boxy design, and its compact design makes it very convenient to bring around. Weighing just 400 grams, the weight of the LUMOS NANO Projector feels very similar to a can of soft drink. The look and feel of the LUMOS NANO do bear some resemblance to R2-D2 from Star Wars.

Performance & Quality

The performance and build quality of the LUMOS NANO Projector is what makes it stand out from other mini projectors. 

The LUMOS NANO runs on the Android 9.0 operating system, and commonly-used applications such as Google Play Store, YouTube, and Netflix come pre-installed with the device. Other mini projectors in the market are not that “smart” because their only function is to mirror/duplicate the display of another device. As for the LUMOS NANO, it can run independently on its own without requiring another separate device. The LUMOS NANO projector also has the Airplay/E-Share function, which you can use to mirror your phone to show any content from your phone, all without any messy cables.

Although it was easy for us to use the inbuilt touchpad to navigate the user-friendly interface, we feel it is way easier to use the remote controller than the inbuilt touchpad to navigate the user interface.

Depending on the projection distances, the projected screen size of the LUMOS NANO is between fifty (50) to hundred (100) inches. One significant feature of the LUMOS NANO is the auto keystone (screen adjust) feature that allows it to be placed at any angle we want without worrying about distorted, off-axis images.

The only qualm we have about the LUMOS NANO is its short battery life of two (2) hours. If you plan to watch a movie or organise a Karaoke session with a group of friends, it is recommended that you plug the LUMOS NANO to a power source.

Having tested the LUMOS Nano Projector in both day and night settings, we have found that it works best in a dark and enclosed environment. Thanks to the premium DLP Tech feature and the powerful Dolby Audio speakers on the LUMOS NANO, the entertainment experience is rather pleasant and captivating. 

Pricing

The LUMOS NANO is priced at only SGD$599 and comes with a one (1)-year local warranty. Just so you know, most other mini projectors in the market that share similar features as the LUMOS NANO are priced at SGD$900 and up.

Overall

We were so impressed with the LUMOS NANO Projector that we feel it deserves a ‘Gadget of the Year’ award.

The LUMOS NANO Projector is an all-in-one entertainment device that has undoubtedly wow-ed us with its power-packed features in so many ways. Whether you use the LUMOS NANO as a Bluetooth speaker to play some of your favourite Spotify hits or use it alongside your Bluetooth-enabled karaoke set, the sound quality of the LUMOS NANO beats almost every other small projector.

​For the price of SGD$599, the LUMOS NANO Projector is a worthy buy if you want to replace your Smart Television (TV) with a more portable all-in-one multimedia entertainment device that you can bring around for your vacations/staycations/impromptu karaoke sessions. 

This one-stop entertainment device allows you to share what you love and enjoy with the people that matter the most to you, and it is now available for purchase directly from LUMOS Projector via their website at www.lumosprojector.com/awl


This March to November, align your Body, Heart & Soul at Marina Central district, where interactive installations, workshops and boundless experiences are set to vivify possibilities across arts, business and leisure. Debuting on
26 March, the travelling initiative Body, Heart & Soul will be unveiled at Marina Square as its first stop and will subsequently be popping up across Millenia Walk, South Beach and Suntec City.

Interweaving the district’s values of collaboration, innovation and sustainability to create a profound digital experience, the photogenic series of installations are designed to transform interactions in public spaces with new themes and experiences at each stop, vitalising the district into a thriving, interconnected community for the common good.

Marina Central Business Improvement District (BID)

Marina Central district (Image Credit: JWMarriott Singapore South Beach)

Marina Central Business Improvement District was established as a joint effort by four stakeholders, Marina Square, Millenia Walk, South Beach and Suntec City, and community partner, Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay, to inject fun placemaking experiences, rejuvenate vibrancy and support businesses in the district. Exciting past
activations include the creation of the Largest Rubik’s Cube Mural in Singapore and the record-breaking skipping event, Skip for Steps organised in partnership with Health Promotion Board’s Healthy Workplace Ecosystem and National Steps Challenge.

Presently, Marina Central district rings in the second quarter of the year with the launch of the sublime art installation, Body, Heart & Soul — a testament to the district’s endless and exciting placemaking initiatives for locals and tourists to enjoy.

Body, Heart & Soul is an initiative by Marina Central district that is headlined by an interactive installation designed by Dr Jason Lim of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Ar Asami Takahashi of YUME Architects, in collaboration with TinkerTanker. The installation which first made its debut at the prestigious Venice Biennale in 2018 is now reimagined as four illuminating cubes — representing Marina Square, Millenia Walk, South Beach and Suntec City — that explore the way light can be used to affect our perception. An intricate crystal lattice is artfully assembled out of more than 1,200 four-point-knots to channel light and create an illusory world of reflections and colour as it responds to human presence and gestures, transforming and taking on new forms with each movement they make. Body, Heart & Soul illustrates the convergence of art, technology and human consciousness.

Traversing through Marina Central District

Body, Heart & Soul kicks off with the first theme — Body at Play, in the central atrium of Marina Square from 26 March till 12 May. Visible from all four entries, the interactive cubes draw shoppers, young and old alike, into their vicinity and light up in response to playful poses and gestures. Through their body movements, audiences are invited to control projections of shadow puppetry. Integrating art and technology in a tangible way, this installation is the setting for new memorable experiences, further enhancing Marina Square’s reputation as the space for fun and merry-making with its diversity of amusement tenants including Pororo Park, Kiztopia and the world’s first NERF Action Xperience.

To complement the experience, children and adults can participate in a workshop entitled, Programmable Shadows. The workshop at Marina Square will tie in with Body, Heart & Soul’s key motive of ‘humanising technology’ as visitors learn to create their very own digital shadow artwork. Workshop participants will be able to draw their own artwork and transform them into shadows that respond to their body motions. The workshop is suitable for children from six years old and adults, and it is a great activity for parent-child bonding.

Register for the workshops at marinacentral.com.sg.

In mid-May, Body, Heart & Soul will be transformed and transported to the next mall, Millenia Walk. Themed Heartfelt, the cubes will create passages for visitors to walk through. Upon sensing the presence of its audiences, the cubes will pulse with light in a measured rhythm, creating an immersive atmosphere along with the additional transformational projections in the arena. To offer an intimate insight into designing the heart of the installation, the interactive animated lights — Dr Jason Lim will be facilitating a Heart of Computing workshop. The workshop offers participants a hands-on experience to learn how to express their creativity with the aid of technology by learning how to build an electronic circuit and compose a computer programme for light animation.

In July, the installation will arrive at South Beach themed In the Mood. The installation will take on an audiovisual format and be displayed across the open air plaza to allow visitors a more intimate and multi-sensory experience as they respond to audio cues to effect change in the illuminating cubes. Carrying forward Body, Heart & Soul’s sustainable initiative, and in a bid to normalise sustainable design in our everyday lives, visitors can also sign up for the Origami Upcycling workshop and learn to turn used paper products into beautiful Origami art.

The installation makes its final stop at Suntec City in mid-September 2022 with the theme Collective Soul. Visitors will be enthralled by synchronised displays of light designed to accentuate vibrancy. Visitors will also be encouraged to make their mark on the installation with their Instagram photos by tagging @marinacentralsg. The collage of photos contributed by visitors will aptly epitomise the ‘Collective Soul’ of Marina Central district’s Body, Heart & Soul. Adding to the experience and in line with the district’s aim of ‘galvanising sustainability’, the Second-life Electronics workshop seeks to impart vital skills of transforming used electronics into art and breathe new life into electronic junk, thereby saving them from landfills.

That’s not all, visitors at Marina Central district can also look forward to a variety of exciting retail promotions across the stakeholders, redeemable through their respective apps.

Planning an event is a great opportunity to bring together ideas that can help you promote a product, entertain an audience, and grow your brand. Whether it’s for business purposes or a charity fundraising event, you’ll want to make it such that all attendees leave with long-lasting memories. Here you can find some great tips to help you pull off a successful event that will leave everyone talking about it for years to come.

Setting is Everything

When attending an event, one of the first things you’ll notice and most likely remember long afterwards is the setting. Great events are ones that use the environment setting to their advantage and fill it with talking points and great features. This can be as simple as the style and colours of the furniture used, to more stand out event pieces such as an inflatable planet with your logo or event theme, banners, photo booths and much more. Attention to detail here can elevate an event, so if you are following a theme such as a beach setting or outer space, for example, you can choose specific pieces to bring the setting alive. Authenticity will help emerge your guests into the setting.

Go Above and Beyond with Catering

Depending on the length of your event and its purpose, you will want to consider taking the catering options up a notch and provide food and drink that wows. Research into catering and see what’s available as you should be able to find suitable options that fit in with your theme perfectly. Whether you are going for elegant and sophisticated or a much more informal outdoor event, you can match the cuisine exactly. You’ll want to plan this as early as possible before your event so you can ensure numbers and dietary requirements can be catered for.

Brand Your Event

The branding of your event can ensure that it stays fresh in the mind of those who see it. As part of the marketing for your event, you’ll want to consider creating a logo and naming the event, producing a website or Facebook event page. The more people that see it and interact with the branding can help promote your event and start generating buzz around it. You can then start to reveal through social channels certain aspects of your event plans through image or video posts, building the buzz in the weeks and months before. 

Guest Speakers & Entertainment

Your event can be more than just a gathering of like-minded individuals to network and mingle with. If the event is for a few hours or even over the course of a few days, you’ll want to keep things interesting and provide some entertainment. From background music to a live band or singer, to guest speakers within your industry to event entertainers such as magicians, comedians and more, there are many types of entertainment that you could explore. If you are thinking of providing entertainment, make sure it fits in with the theme of your event rather than a random choice.

Event planning can be overwhelming, but if you keep a checklist of things needed to make it memorable, and within budget, you can enjoy the build-up and see it all come together.

I recently gotten the Sudio ETT and it is one of the best tech gadgets that I have received till date. The Sudio ETT is not my first wireless earbuds and there are in fact two other wireless earbuds brands (Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphone 2 and Jaybird Run XT True Wireless Buds) that I personally own.

Although the Sudio ETT is Sudio’s most expensive audio product at SGD$239, it is relatively affordable if you are looking for wireless earbuds that has both Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Wireless Charging (WC) features. These two features alone make the Sudio ETT an audio product that is truly value-for-money.

Audio Quality

The audio quality is above average and it is pretty decent given the price tag. Ballads and acoustic music (Ed Sheeran, Tyler Ward) sound really crisp and warm. Therefore, if you listen to classical, acoustic, and pop music more than anything else, the Sudio ETT is going to give you a natural and immersive audio experience.

On the other hand, heavy metal and punk rock music lovers (Blink 182, P.O.D) will likely be disappointed with the audio quality on the Sudio ETT because the bass lacks some serious punch and it will not give you the pump that you were hoping for.

Battery Life

The playtime is listed as up to 30 hours and 20 hours with ANC but this is based on the battery capacity of the charging case to recharge the Sudio ETT for about 4 times. On a single charge, I was able to clock about 6 hours of usage (probably just enough for a mid-haul flight from Singapore to Japan/Korea). Do note that turning on the ANC feature does drain your battery really fast.

IPX5 Rating

In addition to the ANC and WC features, the Sudio ETT has an IPX5 rating. What that essentially means is that the Sudio ETT is perfect for your outdoor runs or indoor gym sessions but you definitely cannot bring them to swim or shower.

The Cons

There are just two things that annoy me when it comes to the Sudio ETT. The only way you can turn on the Sudio ETT is by taking them out of the charging case. This can be quite annoying especially if you want to leave them aside after using it and not put them back into the charging case to charge.

The other thing that really annoys me is the fact that although the Sudio ETT can remember up to 8 paired devices, it will automatically connect to the device that it last connected to. Hence, if I wanted to reconnect to any of my previously paired devices, I got to disconnect it from the device that I am currently using before reconnecting it to my other device.

Having said that, the cons aren’t exactly deal-breakers especially when they have two features (active noise cancellation and wireless charging) that I am specifically looking for in wireless earbuds.

Overall

One thing that really sets the Sudio ETT apart is not just the attractive pricing but also the fact that it is available in 5 different colours (green, white, black, pink, and anthracite). This bonus feature is something that not many other wireless earbuds brands can beat because most of them usually come in just 2 standard colours (black and white).

With awesome features, attractive pricing, and many colours to choose from; this makes Sudio ETT the perfect companion for music lovers.

Highlight

Sudio is currently running a promotion and the Sudio ETT is going for SGD$174.47. If you use the promo code => awinsomelife, you can get an additional 10% off for the Sudio ETT and it will cost just SGD$157.02. This is quite a steal so don’t miss it!

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing great and keeping well.  

I haven’t been gaming for quite a while now as I am juggling between work and parenting but when I do have pockets of time to play some games, I would take out my iPhone and start gaming. 

The issue I have with playing free-to-play mobile games is that they aren’t exactly free. Yes, the games are free to play but if you want a good chance of winning the game, you would have to purchase add-ons to improve your character and the gameplay experience. Although there will sometimes be in-game ads that will give certain boosts and enhancements to your character, they do take up a fair bit of time and it can ruin the entire gameplay. 

Recently, I was introduced to GameTop and I am simply amazed at the wide collection of free pc games that I could download and play. Now, I haven’t been gaming on my personal computer (pc) for ages, and with all honesty, GameTop’s website user interface did seemed quite dodgy to me at the beginning. However, after testing it for myself, I am confident to recommend GameTop if you are looking to download free games to play on your pc. 

One really awesome thing about the free downloadable pc games on GameTop is that they are full version games with no trials and time limits. As there are hundreds of games available on GameTop, it can be quite difficult to go through all of them. Hence, your best bet is to go right to their list of top 100 games or to select the genre of games that you are most passionate about. 

At this moment, I am playing two games that I downloaded from GameTop; Airport Madness 3D and Goodgame Big Farm. They are pretty fun if you like games that challenges and stimulates your brain. Well, since I am mostly on my computer, I suppose it now gives me more reason to game on the pc. Oh and one more thing that I almost forgot to mention, GameTop is a registered company in Singapore and they have supported the gaming industry for more than 10 years! 

What pc games are you playing now? If you have download pc games from GameTop and you will like to recommend a game, feel free to comment below!  

An event space isn’t a place where people sit to listen to someone talk, or a place where people just dine and share a drink. It’s a significant part of the experience and if you get it wrong, your party could start on the wrong foot. Sure, you want your party to be unique, but using predictable locations will lead to the familiar sameness people are accustomed to. To make your party epic, do something different with the location to add zest.

These tips will give you a hint on where to start.

1.      Add Oomph to Familiar Places

Break the preconceived notion of party location by not following the same standardised ideas. Every party goers want new experiences and doing something out of the norm will make your party rocks. Instead of having it at your house, plan a pool party at your cottage in the woods, or a beach party with friends if you have or can rent a beach house. If you can’t afford to go so far, book a pub with a function space and have your drinks and menu customised. You can have anything from an industrial-style space with raw brick flooring and leather baguettes or a brewery setting complete with massive stainless-steel tanks, Tramsheds graffiti, and classic brewery pictures that create the illusion of a real brewery. Although you will still be at a pub, the different settings will make the difference in creating the ambience while maintaining the familiarity of a party.

2.      Escape Room Thrill

An escape room is a great way to have some stimulation and get your adrenaline running before you hit the club later. You and a couple of friends will have fun figuring out the clues to escape before you run out of time. Find the clues, keys, and codes to aid in your escape. It doesn’t cost much, but if you like some competition and a nerve-wracking experience, this could be it.

3.      Take a Food Tour

A food tour is fun and will have you try different food in various shops and restaurants while hearing about the food and how it fits into the city’s culture. You should expect to walk around, but that’s fine because you’ll have enough time to digest and spread the meals. The multiple course meals are spread out a few hours apart in several locations, mostly between six to seven stops. Don’t overeat on breakfast, and plan to miss dinner because you will be full.

4.      Entertainment Complex

Entertainment complexes are full of game options that you and your friends can enjoy. You will get anything from pool tables, bowling, and arcade games. Entrance is usually free, but you must buy a party park or individual games. Have friendly competition by dividing yourself into groups, and punish the losing team with something fun or dorky.

How your party turns out will largely depend on where you host it, but your friends’ anticipation for a good time will also play a role. Make sure you inform everyone on time, so they are ready for some fun.

Thanks to the kind folks at Filmgarde Cineplexes, we were privileged to have been invited to the Singapore Gala Premiere of Fagara and truly, we had such an enjoyable and emotional experience at the theatre that we just have to share our personal view and opinion of the movie.

Fagara, co-produced by Ann Hui and Julia Chu, is the screen adaptation of Amy Cheung’s novel “My Spicy Love.” The movie is written and directed by Heiward Mak and stars Hong Kong’s Sammi Cheng, Megan Lai from Taiwan, Li Xiaofeng from mainland China, and a guest appearance by Andy Lau.

Fagara will be released in the theatres on 12 September 2019.


Our Personal View & Opinion of Fagara

After the movie, we asked ourselves this question, “Would we have spent the money to watch this movie if we haven’t been invited?” Our honest answer would be, “No” and it’s not because the movie isn’t great. We swear the movie is really excellent but because there hasn’t been much attention given to films like these; we would have instantly overlooked it and gone for the usual blockbusters instead (think Disney, Marvel, DreamWorks, Universal, Warner Bros).

Hence, Fagara is like a hidden gem that’s competing for the world’s attention alongside the big industry players and we feel compelled to share about this movie because there are just so many valuable lessons within the short time span of close to 2 hours. If Fagara was available on mid to long haul flights and accompanied with a brief write-up on the in-flight magazine, I’m pretty sure I would have watched it. In fact, if Fagara was available on Netflix or the likes, its reach might be even greater.

For us, we personally like the movie because of its heartwarming and candid storytelling approach. We were fully engaged throughout and it was one hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride that left tears rolling down our cheeks. Though the movie is mainly in Cantonese and Mandarin, English subtitles are available.

Our Personal Rating

4.5/5

Movie Trailer

Movie Synopsis

After her father died, a Hong Kong girl discovers she has two hitherto unknown sisters, one in Taiwan and one in China. To settle her father’s debt, she must reunite with them to run the family’s hot pot restaurant. While the androgynous Taiwan sister is plagued by her toxic relationship with her mother, the fashionista sister from China is trying to fend off her grandmother’s pressure to get married. Meanwhile, she is striving to unshackle herself from her ex-boyfriend in order to start a new relationship.

SoundCloud is an online platform that facilitates audio file sharing for various purposes. Many musicians have benefited from this entertainment website in terms of follower-ship (building a fan base) and the availability of many money-making opportunities. There have been breakthrough stories, where some upcoming acts have been discovered via the site. You can also make it work for you, if you understand how it works and its many interesting features.

Generally, platforms like SoundCloud enable users to upload, download, promote, and share audio files, while also offering other features which include comment sections, re-post buttons, and so on. Music sharing sites facilitate the dissemination of songs and music videos online, which can be downloaded from anywhere in the world with internet connection. Read more about that here.

File sharing can be done through various means. It involves the use of networks, networking, removable media, documents, servers, hyperlinks, and so on. There are many web-based applications that have been created to enable sharing online. One of them is cloud-based technology, which is very important in the industry because of its storage and accessibility features.

When files are uploaded and stored, there are many processes that take place based on the features that have been provided. In terms of functionality, some platforms are more complex than others. You can visit the website or download its mobile application in order to use its features; though some mobile apps may have less functionality.

Mobile apps have made the use of audio sharing sites more convenient. Apart from mobile apps, many sites distribute audio files with the aid of widgets.

Features of Online Audio Sharing Sites

The key features that you will find in sites used to promote music and other audio works include the ability to access uploaded files through uniform resources locators (URLs). URLs are also known as web addresses (colloquial term). The use of URLs facilitates the embedding of sound files in shared posts and URLs contain information like the location of the server, resource, and so on. Read more about that here.

SoundCloud is a good example of platforms that make use of waveform motion graphics. The motion graphics helps you keep track of the progress of the song as it plays and can also be of help when you want to pause, rewind, and perform other related actions when streaming music.

Some sites enable their visitors to have unlimited access to the files uploaded. For the artistes, access may be granted to upload music freely (depending on the platform). Some may actually require subscription fees for the use of all their features. This is where visitors are given the options to use the free or premium packages and the like. Many websites offer more than two packages.

Subscriptions: Paying for Promotion

As a musician, you will have to think about this carefully by taking your budget into consideration. It is important to utilise the best strategies to your advantage. Share your work online and spend some money to promote it effectively.

You need to ensure that your music is heard by as many people as possible. Paid promotion and marketing should be among your success strategies. A good promotion and marketing plan will not leave you staring at how low your fan base is for a ridiculously long time.

Lazy marketing is when you share the link to your music to each person that follows you on social media. This approach does not yield tangible results because if you do enough research, you will find out that this strategy has not really been of significant help to any upcoming artistes. You need to invest in promoting or marketing your songs, especially when you want to make serious money from your passion.

If you are an upcoming artiste, you have to work more to get discovered and grow your fan base. This is because people are getting very choosy in a world where millions of musicians are seeking global recognition for their craft. It is not just about how good you sound, but how your uniqueness appeals to the senses of the listener. If you are looking for some inspiration, you can check out what other musicians are doing and even buy beats.

As an up and coming artiste, you should not focus on just one strategy in your quest for gaining popularity. Online courses have a lot to offer and bloggers can also be of great help; although you should also keep in mind that money is involved.

Whatever strategy that has worked for others and has given them success stories to tell should be employed. Avoid procrastinating when you have made a decision about which strategy to adopt.

If you are not getting enough following and plays, you should think about having a good music business model. Your model should feature options like what you can find on SoundCloud plays so that you can have a real chance at getting a breakthrough. Continue your research on the world of online audio file sharing with emphasis on how you can compete favorably.

File sharing is a good way to get heard. Just make sure you do not put all your music out there for free. You can upload a few good tracks for users of the sites to “sample” them. If they really like your music, they will surely want to pay for the ones that have been put up for sale. Snippets are also good ideas for promotion, instead of having to post the complete song for free.

If you’re prone to using any excuse for a party because you love gathering your family and friends in one place, then you know it is incredibly challenging to host one if you’re doing it all by yourself. If you’ve planned more than a few this year, then you are an experienced organiser and know the things that make a party successful. How about those looking to plan one of their own for the very first time? If that’s you, you’re in the right place.

So you wanna throw your first party but unsure how to do it? You need to first define what kind of soiree you want to do so you can plan accordingly. There are elements in some types of party that would be out of place elsewhere. In contrast, there are components that apply to almost all parties. Here are the things that you need to know:

Mind the Food

No matter what kind of party it is, there is no doubt that food is one of the highlights. And as such, you should take special care when deciding what foods to present to guests. First off, occasion-appropriate foods are a must and you need to prepare enough and maybe more in proportion to how many people are attending. It would be out of place to have chocolate pudding at a rave-party where guests could potentially drip all over their outfits in the dark. Similarly, it is inappropriate to provide greasy food like pizza for brunch at a baby shower event.

You will also need to know if you’re serving full meals or just snacks because food can take a huge portion out of your budget if you’re not careful. If the party is in a grey area, you can tell your guests ahead of time what kind of foods will be available so you can set expectations. It’s not ideal to let guests go hungry or else the party will be over before it’s halfway because most of them will be going home to grab some grub.

Cracking a Cold One with the Boys (or Girls)

Wines and beers are great for any occasion just as long as kids are not given access to it. When the gathering is tame and everyone’s had their fill of food, it’s perfectly normal to follow it with the above alcoholic beverages. They are the easiest to pour and there is no mixing involved.

For parties that are child-free, it’s time to bring out the big guns. If you have a cocktail reception, make sure it can accommodate everyone on the guest list and if you need to, hire more bartenders so that everyone gets served faster. Tastes can vary so have the basic liquor on hand as well for those who prefer to sip, sit, and talk.

Create the Right Atmosphere with Lighting and Sound

The party’s atmosphere can be set with the right sound and lighting even if it’s at night. Leaving it to silence and the occasional chatter could kill the party and can result in guests going home early. It is ideal to create a playlist for the party as it can move people to dance or energize them back to liveliness. If you have the budget or an aspiring DJ, a DJ system of your own is a worthy investment so you can impress your guests with your mixing skills. If you love throwing parties then you can reuse it over and over again.

As for the lighting, what good would a party be if everyone is literally in the dark with little to no way of seeing anything? It can be dangerous for your guests and there’s a chance they won’t ever come to one of your parties again. If you have a stage, proper lighting is essential because otherwise, no one can see anything up on the stage.

Location & Decor

If you’re having a party at home, you’re not renting anything bur the least you can do is to put up some form of decorations. Party decor can be done in a lot of ways; you can either buy pre-made stuff or make your own. If you go for either one, make sure it fits with the theme and age bracket. There are a lot of Pinterest tutorials that you can check out for inspiration.

For parties that are on rented locations, you should look out for venues that have packaged deals that include the place and food. This is useful if you want to stay on budget. Additionally, it’s best to read up on the inclusions and exclusions of the place so that you can make an informed decision.

End The Night in a Grand Way

Ending the party in style is a surefire way to get your guests to keep talking about in the next few days. Fireworks is certainly a grand exit but make sure that it’s safe for everyone.

What other things do guests look forward to in an event? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

The Broadway sensation Aladdin will make its Singapore premiere at Marina Bay Sands, with performances that begin from July 21, 2019. This English-language production will play its first and only Asian stop at Sands Theatre and tickets are available via Marina Bay Sands ticketing and SISTIC.

Boasting the most lavish sets and spectacular costumes ever to be seen on the Sands Theatre stage, this production is certainly not to be missed. Just so you know, this spectacular production boasts a cast of 34 and a staggering 337 glittering costumes, which feature 1,225 different fabrics, 712 different styles of beads and almost 500,000 Swarovski crystals!

40 tonnes of exotic flying scenery and 60 tonnes of automation and staging have also been transferred to Singapore in more than 30, 40’ sea containers to recreate the fantasy city of Agrabah including the colourful marketplace, the lush palace of the Sultan and his princess daughter Jasmine, and the legendary Cave of Wonders.

The talented principal cast features Gareth Jacobs in the role of the Genie, Graeme Isaako as Aladdin and Shubshri Kandiah as Jasmine.

Here are some fun facts about Aladdin the Musical that you probably might not know about!

  • Agrabah is a mythical city.
  • The musical includes new characters: Jafar’s lackey Iago and Aladdin’s friends and fellow thieves (Babkak, Omar and Kassim).
  • There are 4 touring musicians and 10 local musicians in this production.
  • 120 pieces of gold come together to form the Cave of Wonders in this production.

This production of Disney’s Aladdin opened in Sydney in 2016 and has travelled to Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland and Adelaide before making its way to Singapore.

& Because Disney’s Aladdin will play in Singapore as the only and final stop in Asia, this is truly a musical not to be missed!

We are almost certain the tickets will be sold out pretty fast so get your tickets here today!