Bar Rouge presents Halloween Party – Rouge Grossery Store

The most terrifying time of the year is just around the corner and the ghoulish and creepy are scaling scary heights at Bar Rouge this Halloween. Taking place on Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October 2019, Asia’s highest dusk-to-dawn club unveils Rouge Grossery Store, inviting both the feeble and the brave to enjoy an eerie night out at Bar Rouge’s fully transformed grim store, home to the Rouge Ripper.

Mustering all the courage required to enter, be warned of the chill down your spine as you walk into Bar Rouge’s ‘cold room’ where the Rouge Ripper presents his freshest cut meats on display. The Abominable Monster will also be on the prowl and if you scramble to take shelter in the Rouge Grossery Store, you may just be aghast to find the most sordid and macabre of Halloween surprises!

Packed with the finest, organic and raw foods for the Rouge Ripper, the Rouge Grossery Store offers you the chance to have a hammering good time as he looks for his next victim to add to his supply of fresh meat.

If you are dressed to theme, you will receive complimentary entry, and when the clock strikes 1.00am, the best dressed guest will be able to safely leave the ‘cold room’ with a 1.5-litre Bottle of Grey Goose Magnum (prize for 25 October), or a one-night stay at Swissôtel The Stamford with breakfast for two and a bottle of Grey Goose (700ml) (prize for 26 October), a safe place far away from the Ripper!

Over two nights starting from 10pm to 6am when the sun rises and the ghouls disappear, Bar Rouge’s Rouge Grossery Store will feature frightfully amazing performances from local resident DJs Kenneth Francis, Styluxtakut, Rattle and Fadille.



Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October, 2019


10.00pm to 6.00am

Cover Charge:

Complimentary entry for guests dressed to theme
After 10:30pm $25 inclusive of 1 drink

Escape The Ominous Wrath Of Asia’s Most Horrifying Ghouls At Cathay Horror Haunt: Asian Dark Hour – The Revenge Of The Unsettled

Steel your nerves as Cathay Malls returns this Halloween to terrorise you with the stuff made from your worst nightmares. Bringing to life horrifying tales from Asian folklore, Cathay Horror Haunt: Asian Dark Hour – The Revenge Of The Unsettled is here to take you to the dark side, with frights aplenty that hit just a little too close to home!

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Featuring iconic antagonists from the greatest Asian horror films of all time such as The Ring, Shutter and Dark Water, as well as urban legends including the Pontianak and Chinese vampires, Cathay Malls guarantees that you’ll experience nothing but paralysing fear and dry-mouthed hysteria as soon as you step foot into the dreaded house of horrors.

Come face-to-face with your darkest fears at Asian Dark Hour – The Revenge Of The Unsettled from 16 to 20 October at The Cathay, or from 23 to 27 October at Cineleisure. To enter the haunted house, simply present a minimum S$5 same-day receipt from Cathay Malls or a ticket stub from Cathay Cineplexes. Alternatively, you may enter the horror grounds for a S$10 entry fee.

For those who enjoy tempting fate, snap a photo of yourself with the creepy installation at the entrance, and upload it to Instagram (public mode) with the tag @cathaylifestyle and hashtag #cathayhorrorhaunt to stand a chance to win $50 Leftfoot vouchers. We can’t promise you won’t see something..or someone else.. in that picture.

Cathay Mall’s Horror Haunt: Asian Dark Hour – The Revenge Of The Unsettled awaits – there’s no better way to spend Halloween than with Sadako and ghoulish little kids hiding in dark corners. A word of caution: better not look back as you make your way through the house, as the price you pay.. may be with your life!

Event Details

16 – 18 October (Wed to Fri), 5pm to 10pm
19 – 20 October (Sat & Sun), 2pm to 10pm

The Cathay, External Atrium


23 – 25 October (Wed to Fri), 5pm to 10pm
26 – 27 October (Sat & Sun), 2pm to 10pm

Cineleisure, Level 4


Soft Launch: Merci Marcel Orchard Road

Multi-concept dining and retail destination, MERCI MARCEL opens a new outlet in Palais Renaissance Orchard Road!

Designed by Hui Designs, the new space boosts a 180-degree view of Orchard Road, a wall of rosé bottles, a stunning bar centerpiece, and artworks by French and Singaporean artists.

The store stocks over 800 different lifestyle and home décor items from boutique brands all over the world. In addition to MERCI MARCEL fan favorites, the restaurant also presents new menu offerings conceptualised by Bourdeax Chef Nicolas Nguyen Van Hai.

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Look out for MERCI MARCEL at Palais Renaissance Orchard Road! 

It’s The Ship 2019 (13-15 Nov)

The sixth rendition of Asia’s Largest Festival at Sea, IT’S THE SHIP, will be setting sail from the 13th to 15th November!

This year delivers the first ever non-stop Shipcation where your only ports of call are the round-the-clock, never-ending experiences across the two nights and three days.

Alongside classics like the ONEsie Party and FOAMO, IT’S THE SHIP will also be throwing the new FYRE Fan Club and the Asian debut of the Heartfeldt Pool Party. Each experience comes with its own stellar lineup with headliners like breakthrough UK tech house duo Solardo and Sam Feldt coming through with tropical beats.

So, music fans and lifestyle enthusiasts, come one, come all to the Shipcation of a lifetime!


The best re-enactment of the fiery fiasco, FYRE FAN CLUB is ready to host festival goers in “luxury yurts” and serve up the iconic sandwiches that stunned the world. Quite a stark contrast to IT’S THE SHIP’s luxurious venue of the dreamy Genting Dream 5 star accommodation and round-the-clock dining, huh?

The FYRE gets hot as IT’S THE SHIP does not disappoint with the hip hop acts who heat up the party. Amping up the stage will be Singapore’s very own viral rap sensations Fariz Jabba and Yung Raja, who will be spinning a skilful mix of trap, hip hop, and R&B beats. Coming from across the Causeway, Malaysia’s No. 1 rap icon Joe Flizzow also brings the hip hop that put Malaysia hip hip on the map. Dutch duo Irwan + Rico Green will be hyping the crowd with Irwan’s unique turntablist stylings that are legendary in Europe and Rico’s energetic vocals.

Date: 14 Nov | Time: 1pm to 4.30pm | Location: Basketball Court, Deck 19

2. Heartfeldt Pool Party: Sunset Soiree

For the first time ever, Dutch house hitmaker, Sam Feldt, brings his legendary Heartfeldt Pool Party to Asia.

Heartfeldt Pool Party is a phenomenal pool party with chic beach vibes. The tropical canapes are served up the tropical house beats of Sam Feldt, and the electro party sounds of THE HIM and Zonderling.

Date: 14 Nov | Time: 5pm to 9pm | Location: Crown Stage

3. Sleepless Society

Firstly, who sleeps on IT’S THE SHIP?  That would just be weird. Giving the restless night owls somewhere to go, IT’S THE SHIP presents Sleepless Society and it’s about to be “One Hell of A Party”.

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Since sticks and stones may break bones but whips and chains excite us, Sleepless Society brings sexy back and awakens Shipmates’ inner goddess and “Mr Grey”. Not for the faint-hearted, the party features just a few cuffs and collars, along with some gear to keep party people “protected”.

Going Fifty Shades Darker this time, the star of the show is the cruise’s very own dominatrix who will charm or punish, depending on the shipmates’ desires. As always, dress to impress! So, pack your garters, fishnets, corsets, suspenders & harnesses (for the men); think lace and leather – there is no such thing as over the top on IT’S THE SHIP!

Bringing the house down will be the techno house of Xu from Kuala Lumpur and progressive house from Farid of Iran.

Date: 13 Nov | Time: 2am to 5.30am | Location: Silk Road


A Mardi-Gras themed affair, the lovers of fashion and flamboyance ought to pack their bags with their most colourful swimwear and boas they have – feathers and foam are going to be a great mix.

UK’s versatile DJ Calvin Clarke will be dishing out his repertoire of genre-defying beats that combines House, Electronica, R&B, Reggae, Funk, and Pop supported by local Singapore DJ Kenneth Francis.

Date: 14 Nov | Time: 2.30pm to 4pm | Location: Anchor Stage


Expect to experience FOMO if you don’t come to FOAMO! To refresh themselves from the intense fun and the sweltering weather, shipmates can join the IT’S THE SHIP fan-favourite foam party!

A FOAMO-dable aural experience awaits as French house DJ Mercer hits hard with his bend of house anthems and funky tunes. Joining him on the decks are Singapore’s very own talented DJs including Zushan, Suren, and Sivanesh.

Date: 14 Nov | Time: 4pm to 8.30pm | Location: Anchor Stage

6. ONEsie

What’s IT’S THE SHIP without the ONEsie party? That’s right, kids – our signature party is back and shipmates can break out their onesies.

The ONEsie party presents an all-female DJ roster featuring femme fatales from Down Under who aren’t afraid to push musical boundaries. Laying down sick beats and tunes for Shipmates will be Brooklyn, Indigo Starlight, Kate Fox, Lucille Croft and Ruby Phoenix.

Date: 14 Nov | Time: 11pm to 4am | Location: ZOUK Club

7. Communion Sunrise

Wake up, we’re about to take you to an unforgettable service at Communion Sunrise.

Inspired by Kanye’s secretive and soulful Sunday Service, Communion Sunrise will be a tech-house affair to get you vibing as the sun comes up. It is headlined by dynamic duo – Solardo with their anthems that converted the UK into tech-house fanatics. Accompanying them, Eli Brown is ready to haunt the crowd with his sinister house records and Singapore’s EJ Missy who goes deep with her deep house and techno.

Date: 14 Nov | Time: 4am to 8.30am | Location: Anchor Stage


There’s always a party somewhere and there’s always a party for you.

The early risers or those who never sleep can look forward to the SUNRISE PARTY. Shining light on Asian artists, IT’S THE SHIP presents AHA: Asia Hardstyle Alliance for hardstyle fans. The rave-ready folk can ready themselves for Ravolution at Sea.

Regular cabins are still available, going from USD$709++. Cabin prices are inclusive of complimentary 24-hour dining at selected restaurants, selected non-alcoholic beverages and free access to most of the ship’s facilities and events. Don’t miss out on this so purchase your cabin now at

Formula 1 Singapore 2019 at The Podium Lounge

In its 12-year history of hosting the world’s only Formula 1 night race, Singapore saw over 260,000 fans attend the biggest event of the F1 calendar! Not only were they there to watch who would win the mega motor-racing challenge, they also came out in full force to celebrate at Singapore’s largest and most glamorous track-side after-party, The Podium Lounge.

With over 10,000 guests attending the celebrity-packed event over three nights, the record-breaking weekend kicked off on Friday night (20 September) with some spice, or rather Melanie C aka Sporty Spice from the global phenomena known as the Spice Girls. Melanie C hit the DJ decks which saw fans in a frenzy as she played hit after hit of 90s favourites, and left them screaming for more after her super energetic 90-minute performance.

Friday night also saw a throwback to the sounds of Savage Garden, with Daniel Jones the singer-songwriter of Australia’s most famous pop duo up on stage working the electronic drum-beats while his (also) famous wife, Kathleen de Leon of another iconic Australian group, Hi-5 belted out chart toppers that had the crowd singing their hearts out. The popular chanteuse was accompanied on stage by local rising star, Maya Davidov who wowed guests with her powerful vocals.

Saturday (Night 2) of The Podium Lounge went into overdrive when Elton John’s favourite party-starters, The Cuban Brothers bedazzled on stage with their cheeky antics and mind-blowing dance routines pumping up the late-night revellers to epic party proportions.

Sunday night was another sell-out show with Game of Thrones alumni, Grey Worm known as musical talent Raleigh Ritchie, performing tracks from his outstanding debut album You’re A Man Now, Boy live on stage. Performing at The Podium Lounge as part of his first ever visit to Singapore, Raleigh Ritchie busted more moves than Madonna, jumping from the DJ booth to get up close and personal with screaming fans.

All three nights featured a fashion catwalk extravaganza with MTHEMOVEMENT showcasing LA based celebrity designer M’s luxury designer streetwear for the ultimate jet-set lifestyle on the Peroni catwalk coupled with edgy, fine jewelry pieces by CWM.

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Many celebrity guests were spotted including appearances by lead singer-songwriter Matt Bellamy from British rock band Muse (headliners of Singapore GP’s F1 Padang Stage on the Saturday night), partying with his model girlfriend, Elle Evans – an American model and actress notable for her appearance in Robin Thicke’s music video “Blurred Lines” featuring Pharrell Williams.

Ahead of their highly-anticipated November match, The Battle of The Reds 2019 in Singapore, Manchester United legend Ronny Johnsen was seen partying alongside Liverpool legend John Arne Riise at The Podium Lounge on both Friday and Sunday nights. Toro Rosso F1 racer Pierre Gasly joined his crew to celebrate at The Podium Lounge on race night while Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor Godfrey Gao and critically-acclaimed Austrian folk singer Andreas Gabalier were among the many celebs spotted across the weekend.

The party also had Royalty joining a special pre-party ahead of the trackside revelry with Countess Nathalie von Bismarck and her son Count Alexei von Bismarck (great great great grandson of the ‘Iron Chancellor’ Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg). Popular travel video blogger Nuseir Yassin of Nas Daily and his girlfriend, fellow video blogger Alyne Tamir were also captured on the red carpet on Race Night.

Guests at the biggest bash of the year, enjoyed a feast for the senses courtesy of neo-pop celebrity artist Jan Larsen, who showcased his incredible multi-media presentation of works in an immersive themed exhibition called Go Go Go in the form of a Formula 1 racing pit featuring limited editions prints, original paintings and custom-cast sculptures. Guests were also treated to a live painting performance by Perrier’s ambassador Korean graffiti artist SAMBYPEN. His work is based on appropriation and parody art and an amalgam of different brands, cultures and identities.

The Podium Lounge’s annual live auction of rare and authenticated Formula 1 memorabilia by The Helping Hand Group was another resounding success. Several extremely collectible and iconic items went under the hammer including a signed photograph of this year’s Grand Prix Season Singapore winner – Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel; a signed shirt by Lewis Hamilton, one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time; an F1 racing helmet signed by 20 F1 World Champions; signed photos of Ayrton Senna, Stirling Moss, Niki Lauda and a signed F1 race glove by the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time, Michael Schumacher.

Guests were taken on an ever-exciting journey at The Podium Lounge by ex-Formula 1 Driver and FOX Sports Asia’s F1 Pundit Alex Yoong hosting on stage alongside MTV Asia Presenter Hanli Hoefer; whilst E! News Asia host Yvette King interviewed all of the celebrities on the red carpet each night.

Melanie C at The Podium Lounge Singapore 2019

A bespoke Rolls-Royce Cullinan was on display across weekend and guests of The Podium Lounge were able to experience its bold and unmistakable presence, while admiring exquisite details like its hand-applied Mandarin Coachline and up-lit Spirit of Ecstasy. The marque’s unquestionable standing at the pinnacle of luxury made it a perfect pairing with the most glamourous Grand Prix Season Singapore after-party, where the Cullinan shined as bright as the diamond it is named after.

Exhibiting as an official sponsor was UK’s custom motorcycle manufacturer and motorcycle lifestyle store Mutt Motorcycles who inaugurated their Singapore-based South East Asian distribution arm at The Podium Lounge; 2019 World’s Best New Ski Hotel, Skye Niseko offered a sneak peak of their winter wonderland;, the world’s largest online alcohol delivery company wowed party-goers with their killer activation offering thousands of dollars in prizes via their digital slot machine including an SGD 8,000 diamond sponsored by DeRocks Jewellers.

The Podium Lounge guests were the very first in Singapore to taste multi-award winning winery Ulithorne’s range of premium McLaren Vale wines via their exquisite tasting booth in the Grand Gallery; Wolero launched their first-of-its-kind limo-hailing app LI-NK; Grey Goose dazzled with their striking 21-m long bar within the Grand Ballroom; Red Bull the enigmatic energy drink with two Formula 1 teams in the series once again fuelled guests till the wee hours each night; Great Eastern thrilled guests arriving to The Podium Lounge with their hugely entertaining and interactive scaletrix car race with fabulous prizes gifted to the winners; the outdoor VIP Lounge was presented by Consultel Cloud, an IT consultancy that delivers expertise and hybrid cloud solutions for all businesses; and V12 Trackside offered official F1 merchandise for guests to take home a souvenir from the 2019 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix.

Come Join Bar Rouge During This Spooktacular Month

What better way to celebrate the fright-tastic month than with a spook-tacular view at Asia’s highest dusk to dawn nightclub Bar Rouge! In the month where all things scary come to life, Bar Rouge presents its spine tingling Halloween party that is set to scare the socks off.

On the weekend of All Hallows Eve, 25th and 26th October 2019, be prepared to meet the Rouge Ripper at the Bar Rouge Halloween party – Rouge Grossery Store. Truly the bravest party-goers will have a hammering good time shopping at the Rouge Grossery Store and partying it up with the Rouge Ripper.

Earlier in the month, Bar Rouge is bringing back Grammy nominated and Ibiza regular DJ Gregor Salto, on 12th October for a groovy weekend of tropical and Latin vibes.


Banyan Tree Phuket Celebrates 25th Anniversary and Launch of Two Serenity Villa Categories

In September 2019, Banyan Tree Phuket, flagship property for Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, will proudly celebrate 25 years as Phuket’s premier holiday resort. From seasonal offers, to environmental initiatives, to a brand new selection of Serenity Pool Villas and Serenity 3 Bedroom Pool Residences, staying with Banyan Tree Phuket is now better than ever – so let the festivities begin!

2019 is a year of celebration for Banyan Tree Phuket, with the resort offering two brand new villa categories, as part of its year-long 25th anniversary celebration. The festivities culminate in September with a flurry of exciting activities, including a Charity Golf Tournament, a Phuket Inter Hotel Football Charity Tournament, Tree Planting events with a worldwide goal of planting 25,000 new trees, sustainability activities such as Plastic Free Banyan Tree, and a special gala to honour guests who have visited the property since its beginning – along with past and current associates, and the worldwide Banyan Tree family.

The highlight of the year will of course be the new villas: 25 One-Bedroom Serenity Pool Villas and 8 Serenity Three-Bedroom Pool Residence, which are now open for bookings for stays from 1st of November 2019. Inspired by the serene location they are nestled in, the new Villas are located on the Golf Course and provide ample space for guests to relax and unwind in their own private villa. In true Banyan Tree style, all villas are complete with their own private pool.

Sriram Kailasam, Area General Manager, has spent 17 years with Banyan Tree properties. He has been at the heart of Banyan Tree for much of its growth, and recently expressed admiration for the entire Banyan Tree family. “Our achievements so far have been beyond anything we could have hoped for in the early years of the property. But every award we win and every smile we see on the face of our valued and loyal guests is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. Our launch of the new Serenity Villas and Residences is proof positive that our commitment to innovation and guest satisfaction is brighter than ever.”


Serenity Pool Villa

A delightful escape into tropical paradise, the Serenity Pool Villa lets you enter a world of pure comfort and relaxation. This lovely living space includes a 17.5 sqm swimming pool with whirlpool, surrounded by a tree-lined sunbathing area. After enjoying each day of island exploration and spa treatments, guests will be able to stretch out on a luxurious King-size bed for a refreshing night’s sleep. The finely decorated Serenity Pool Villa also offers a spacious bathroom, special sitting area for relaxation, and modern amenities within a traditional Thai architectural setting.

Twin Beds

Size: 140 sqm

Private swimming pool

Capacity: 2 Guests + 1 Child/Adult (extra charge)

Serenity Three Bedroom Pool Residence

A spacious and exquisitely designed retreat, the Serenity Three Bedroom Pool Residence is the ultimate setting in Phuket. A special games and activity room is perfect for friends and family entertainment, while an expanded pool area with a whirlpool and sun deck provides an exceptional outdoor space for tropical fun. The residence also features its own private garden with an outdoor Thai sala, bringing an air of tradition and tranquillity to a magnificent living space. The villa’s expansive interior includes an immaculate private bathroom with each bedroom, and a refreshing free-standing bathtub also adjoined to the Master bedroom. With 435 sqm in total to play with, this residence presents a memorable holiday for all like no other.

2 Rooms King Bed & One Room Twin Bed

Size: 435sqm

Private swimming pool

Capacity: 6 Guests + 2 Children/1 Adult (extra charge)

Banyan Tree Phuket Serenity Villa Offer

As a reward to the first guests staying in Banyan Tree Phuket’s new Serenity Villas, the resort is making a special offer on early bookings. From THB 12,000 per villa per night for two guests inclusive of breakfast for bookings made until 30th September 2019.

For bookings, call +66 76 372 400, email or visit



Over thirty years ago, the founders of Banyan Tree purchased a vast expanse of coastal land in Phuket, Thailand, that was punctuated by lagoons of the most intense cobalt blue. They later discovered that its beauty came not from mother nature, but the pollution left by the previous tenant, a tin mine. Rather than walk away, they dedicated themselves to cleansing the acid-laden soil by planting more than 7,000 trees. In doing so, they transformed this ecological wasteland into the first environmentally sensitive Banyan Tree resort in 1994.

This was the birth of Banyan Tree Phuket, a sanctuary for the senses with a vision to offer guests a naturally luxurious, ecological, and culturally sensitive experience. 25 years and numerous awards later, Banyan Tree Phuket is proud to offer unique delights for its guests – including spacious DoublePool Villas, and an exclusive Wellbeing journey at Banyan Tree Phuket’s Spa Sanctuary. These and other highlights of the Banyan Tree experience adhere to Banyan Tree’s long-time philosophy of treating its guests with a holistic approach to the mind, body and soul.

Banyan Tree Phuket’s guests over the years have embraced this approach and turned the resort into the successful brand it is today. The resort is more dedicated than ever to its mission – “Aspiring to build globally recognised brands by creating exceptional experiences for our guests, instilling pride and integrity in our associates, and enhancing both the physical and human environment in which we operate.”

In the spirit of celebration, Banyan Tree Phuket is offering a special promotion to commemorate its anniversary.

Banyan Tree Phuket 25th Anniversary Offer

Until 18th December 2019, save 25% off Banyan Tree Phuket’s Best Available Rate, as well as Food & Beverages and all purchases in the Gallery when you stay for a minimum of TWO (2) nights. In addition, you’ll receive one complimentary Exceptional Experience

Celebrate Self: Body Awareness Body Posture Workshop

Celebrate Relationships: Afternoon Tea Overlooking the Lagoon

Celebrate Community: Tree Planting

For bookings, call +66 76 372 400, email or visit