we went on an imaginary holiday to Penang in a Porsche Taycan.

Porsche Asia Pacific and fuel giant Shell have announced a cross-country EV charging network – that means full-electric driving, all the way up to Penang! If there’s one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has made me miss, its road trips. I miss the days where my passport was actually of some use, rather than being a home to dust bunnies in my cupboard. So, when an email popped into my inbox with ...

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these students created the perfect energy-efficient world. on Minecraft.

With the Singapore Grand Energy Challenge 2021 (Youth) in sight, our Editor speaks to some talented students from Kranji Secondary School, finalists of last year’s competition. Can you remember what school was like when you were 15? As a 90s kid, it was a good day if I even managed to show up on time, do my homework and successfully resist the urge to hang out at the mall instead of ...

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[beyond skin deep] what the heck does this label even mean? (part 2)

If many beauty product labels have you scratching your head, don’t fret! Here are some definitions to help you understand them a little better. In part 1 of “what the heck does this label even mean”, we explored what it means for a product to be parabens-, sulphates- and silicone-free. That’s not the end; there are many more labels on products that are often confusing. Now, you didn’t hear it from me, but ...

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confessions of a plant mama.

32-year-old Sales Account Manager Nur Alfisyah Nonis is a caring mother and wife. But during her free time, this plant mama spends her time sharing the love with her impressive array of plants in her cosy home.  nurturing nature. Fisyah with her 7-year old daughter Aalia and 2-year old son Aadam. It’s just after 2pm as the futr singapore team makes their way to Fisyah’s home. The sun is scorching and a busy ...

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[carnivore convert] 5 makan places for vegetarians AND carnivores.

Choosing where to eat isn’t binary – it’s about creating a happy balance where everyone is satisfied with their meals. The next time you’ve got lunch with both vegetarians and carnivores, check out these five locations to keep everyone contented! As the resident foodie in my social circle, I'm commonly asked “what’s good to eat in ?” I’ll typically have at least two locations to recommend, even if it’s somewhere ...

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the new EQA is Mercedes-Benz’s most important EV.

Mercedes-Benz might be a bit slow in introducing its electric models, but it's soon set to come out swinging, with the new EQA SUV. For a company recognised as makers of the world’s first automobile, as well as pioneers of automotive technology throughout its 138-year history, it’s perhaps a bit of a surprise that Mercedes-Benz is seemingly behind the curve when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs). BMW's been dabbling in ...

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[fresh perspectives] going green isn’t as hard as you think.

Feeling lost in eco-conscious jargon? Thinking about doing more for the Earth than drinking from a straw-less soda cup? A few years ago, that was me too. So here's a little something to nudge you in the right direction if you're deliberating about going green. “Saving the Earth” is so last century. These days, buzzwords like ‘sustainable’, ‘low CO2 footprint’, ‘ethical’ and ‘zero-waste‘ unpack that once vague, grand idea coined ...

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5 cool facts about the BMW iX3.

BMW has premiered its first-ever fully-electric SUV. Here’s five cool facts you should know about the BMW iX3. BMW customers now have the choice of four propulsion options when they purchase a new BMW X3. Petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and most recently, full-electric (EV). With the CLAR architecture, BMW can simply replace the fossil fuel drivetrain with an electric motor & battery combination. 1. it’s the first-ever fully-electric BMW model since ...

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top 5 nature themed spas in Singapore.

Looking for a romantic Valentines' Day spa experience? Or perhaps you're in need of some genuine pampering time of your own. If so, read on to discover some amazing nature themed spas in Singapore. There’s nothing more peaceful than being surrounded by nature in all its glory. The soothing sounds of insects chirping in the distance, and the comforting rustle of leaves tickled gently by the wind. The only thing that ...

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[tech noob talks] how to smart home like a pro.

Want to turn your new home smart and save on your power bill? Is all that tech jargon giving you a headache? Don't get outsmarted by a smart home and read this instead. I am by no means a technologically-inclined individual. I use a Blackberry phone because it has buttons, write my online login details in a notebook, and tingle with excitement at the thought of living in a deserted sans ...

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