the VW ID Buzz is a reborn hippie van for the electric age.

The iconic Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus returns as a modern electric MPV and commercial van. It seems like it’s been a lifetime in the making, but the wait is finally over. The Type 2, Kombi, Microbus, Transporter, Bulli; call it whatever you want, but after plenty of hiccups and false starts, a new Volkswagen Bus has arrived. And it’s called… the ID Buzz (because it’s a Bus, but also it’s buzzing ...

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the Polestar O2 shows what electric dreams are made of.

Gorgeous looks, increased sustainability, and a self-tracking drone; the Polestar O2 is a convertible sports car for a new age. Picture this: you’re on a driving holiday somewhere exotic and impossibly scenic, and as you round a corner or climb a crest, the view of the road ahead gives way to a postcard-perfect vista: the sun setting across the open ocean perhaps, or snow-capped mountains across a glistening lake. It’s a ...

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an EV-newbie’s experience with the BMW iX3 M Sport Impressive.

Having never driven an EV himself, our writer took the BMW iX3 M Sport Impressive out for a spin, and err... had his electric cherry popped. Think back to the time just before your very first date. Remember the hypersonic butterflies flying repeatedly at Mach eleventy-billion into the walls of your stomach? This author’s first and only encounter with a fully electric vehicle (EV) to-date has been as a passenger in ...

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the argument for oatmilk? let’s take it Oatside.

Singapore now has its own oat milk in Oatside, and our writer can’t wait to give it a taste. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never tried oat milk. Sure, I’ve had an exploratory phase of sorts with plant-based milks (or ‘mylk’). Nonetheless, my tendency to default to creamless, black, and sugarless coffees continues to go strong. If anyone wonders whether that makes me extra bitter on the inside, ...

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[creative juices] jynk ink: fruit juice skin stains.

28-year-old Jennifer Soon, also known as Jynk Ink, is a freelance jagua tattoo artist known for her botanical pieces. We meet up with her to learn more about her craft, and the popular plant-based temporary tattoo ink. It’s just after 1 in the afternoon as we pull up to Jen’s studio at Jalan Pelikat. Not having had time for lunch, it doesn’t help that the route to her studio is paved with ...

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pole position: Polestar 2 aims for Tesla Model 3.

The Volvo-spawned EV brand makes its debut in Singapore with Polestar 2, a compact sedan which offers something different from the popular American brand. Competition, it has been said in horse racing circles, improves the breed. The same is certainly true with nearly everything else; smartphones, delivery apps, and certainly cars as well. The latest example is the car tested here, the Polestar 2. If the car vaguely looks like a Volvo ...

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Shell launches 180kW EV charging network in Malaysia.

To make EV charging on your next road trip up north a breeze, Shell and Porsche come together to bring you high-performance charging (HPC) stations across Malaysia this year. And some added perks too. Imagine driving from Singapore to Malaysia, or maybe even to Bangkok... all in an EV. "Pffft! That's a pipe-dream!" you may say. Well, though seemingly true now, it won't be a dream for much longer. The operational ...

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kids invent the darndest things (for social good).

Rome wasn’t built in a day. But these talented youth take on real-world issues in the recent Invention Sprint Workshop for Youths. And all in the span of 3 weeks. There are some who’d say that kids these days are getting smarter, thinking faster and growing quicker than any other generation before. And though the reasons why may be debatable, I for one wholeheartedly agree too. it all STEMs from something. Image credit: ...

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life begins at ’40: BMW iX review.

There are plenty of reasons to get the first-ever BMW iX. The one reason not to... well, it's not their fault. Many might know that BMW earned its street cred as a performance brand, namely through its M models such as the iconic M1, M3 and M5. Since then, the M fairy dust has been sprinkled across the other models in varying amounts. So depending on the customer’s budget or inclination, ...

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5 sustainable gifting practices to try this Christmas.

The holiday season is upon us, and there's no better time than now to spread the Christmas cheer and some sustainable living habits! These 5 sustainable gifting practices will help you get started! Christmas strikes a different chord with different people. For some, it’s the time to reunite with loved ones over good food. Others relish in more seasonal traditions like putting up a tree and manifesting the Christmas cheer ...

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