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Skyline Luge Sentosa Introduces New Tracks And Skyride For Fervent Riders

Skyline Luge Sentosa Introduces New Tracks And Skyride For Fervent Riders

The first batch of riders awaiting eagerly to try out Skyline Luge Sentosa’s two new tracks. (Photo credits to Skyline Luge Sentosa)  Imagine this: You’re queuing at your favourite ride; it’s been an hour, yet there’s still no sign of the end. You desperately cool yourself down with a make-do brochure fan under the sweltering...

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CITY65 Music’s second Living-Room Session shines a light on storytellers

CITY65 Music’s second Living-Room Session shines a light on storytellers

Feeling the heat of finals and project work? Looking for ways to distress? Check out the local performances organised by City65, a ground-up initiative by a group of passionate musicians to celebrate made-in-Singapore music!  CITY65 Music, the movement behind this year’s inaugural CITY65 Music Festival celebrating homegrown music, is delighted to announce the much-anticipated return...

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Movie Review: The Complexity of Redemption in Koe no Katachi

Movie Review: The Complexity of Redemption in Koe no Katachi

Portraying themes of friendship and redemption rather than romance cliches, Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) tackles the complexities of life and the struggle to fix fragile ties in a friendship.  Synopsis Nishimiya Shoko, a deaf girl, transfers into Ishida Shoya’s elementary school class. Tired of constantly helping her, the class starts to bully Nishimiya, especially Ishida. However, the bullying...

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Catch The Golden Record @ NUS Arts Festival 2017!

Catch The Golden Record @ NUS Arts Festival 2017!

“A billion years from now, when everything on Earth we’ve ever made has crumbled into dust, the Voyager record will still speak for us.” – Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan 1977 marked an astounding year for NASA – it was the year when mankind launched its first ever message into the depths of interstellar space, a cultural...

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[Review] Moana – You’ll Want to Jump into the Ocean

[Review] Moana – You’ll Want to Jump into the Ocean

Disney Pixar’s latest movie will whisk you off to the Polynesian islands in Moana. It is a unique offering by Disney in that the narrative and characters come from different cultures not explored before. As expected of Disney, the animation was amazing and made me want to jump into the ocean. Moana is definitely worth...

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Taksu – An Evening of Balinese Dance

Taksu – An Evening of Balinese Dance

Finals have never been so fun. Professor Irving Johnson’s module on Balinese dance establishes new traditions in face of fiscal restrictions. Since the inception of the module SE2224: Unmasked! An Introduction to Traditional Dance in Southeast Asia, I have attended previous sessions of their end-of-year performance. As such, I have observed the evolution of the...

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[Review] Doctor Strange – a Classic Blend of Comedy & Action

[Review] Doctor Strange – a Classic Blend of Comedy & Action

Doctor Strange has a generally decent quality – as expected from Marvel movies. I enjoyed the experience mostly for its comparison of certain themes; time, human nature, the question of evil against good, and the public good versus the private sphere. Synopsis: Cumberbatch is a doctor – DOCTOR Strange (he refuses to be called anything else...

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NUANSA 2016: A Homecoming and a Prelude

NUANSA 2016: A Homecoming and a Prelude

One of the biggest student-run productions in NUS is back, and this time it promises something different. The Ridge presents to you its exclusive coverage of NUANSA Dasawarsa: Rhapsody in Chorus, by writers Ignatius Albert and Akankshita Dash. Nostalgia. This one word summarizes the entire NUANSA: Rhapsody in Chorus concert, held at University Town last Sunday,...

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Going, Going, Gone? The Decline of Pokémon Go

Going, Going, Gone? The Decline of Pokémon Go

The rise and (relative) fall of the most popular game of 2016 I wanna be the very best, at Pokémon Go… Before going out: check handphone. Riding bus: check phone. Getting on bus: phone is on, and on its surface, A wild Pikachu appears! Gotta catch ‘em all!  res.cloudinary.com These are the daily habits of...

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Japanese Film Festival 2016

Japanese Film Festival 2016

The Japanese Film Festival 2016 was organised by The Japan Foundation, Japan Creative Centre, Luna Films, National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Film Society. It was held at the Gallery Theatre in the National Museum of Singapore from 1st to 18th September. The objective of the Japanese film festival is to exhibit films that are highlights...

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Podcasts: A different way to start your day

Podcasts: A different way to start your day

Every morning, on our way to school or class, some of us like to ensconce ourselves in our world of music. I am no exception. Earlier this year though, I discovered a new companion for my daily commutes – the podcast. Podcasts are a cross between the radio and the audio book. They come in...