Singapore Women's Weekly

Singapore Women's Weekly January 2020

The Singapore Women’s Weekly is one of the best-selling women's magazines in Asia. You'll find juicy real-life stories, gorgeous fashion and beauty, and health and relationship advice that works for the busy woman. And there's so much more: Inspiring decor ideas plus collect 'n' keep cookcards with recipes to suit Asian tastes. The Singapore Women’s Weekly has everything you want – and they're all in one place.

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editor’s letter

When a new year arrives, we inadvertently decide to make it the time to start afresh, on a clean slate. We put forth new dreams and desires – to eat healthier, get fitter, save more money, spend more time with loved ones, be happier… There’s nothing wrong with that, but these resolutions often get forgotten by March. We start off with the best of intentions, but get caught up with life – with work, obligations, responsibilities. So, instead of a long list of wanna-dos, I’m challenging myself to stick to just ONE goal for 2020. I’ve decided to carve out a bit more time for myself and to use this to embark on solo trips. When I shared this with the family, my son let out a “what?” in dismay (worried…

the buzz

Golden Globes Bingo Whether you re watching the awards ceremony solo or with a group of friends, cross off the things that you see on the Bingo card below and keep the fun going! Wardrobe Wonder Black doesn’t have to be boring. Go with contrasting fabrics and textures, and accents of purple. We love a head-to-toe leather outfit in angelic white because it makes him look divine! Go for gold if you want to make a big impression like Jay here who never hits a bum note. Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou will be performing in town on January 10 and 11, and we can’t wait to see what he’ll wear on stage. Take a look at his past concert costumes that put the fun in functional! Who’s That Girl? What you should know about the woman who captured…

win! the cover look

Get cover girl Vivian Lai’s look with Milani Cosmetics. We are giving away five delectable makeup sets, each worth $136.65, comprising Gilded Ember Hyper-pigmented Eye & Face Palette, Classic Color Lipstick in Nude Crème, Rose Blush in Tea Rose, Highly Rated Mascara in black, Stay Put Matte Liquid Eyeliner in Black, and Prime Perfection face primer. Milani Cosmetics is exclusively available at selected Watsons stores. TO TAKE PART VISIT www.womensweekly.com.sg Alternatively, scan this QR Code to participate in this promotion. Promotion valid from December 27, 2019, to January 27, 2020. Enter code: MilaniCosmetics#0120 to increase your chances of winning. Winners will be notified via email by end of February 2020. Promotion is open to all residents of Singapore, other than employees and their families of SPH Magazines Pte Ltd and its associated agencies.…

vivian rising

Vivian Lai is pondering life as she waits for her makeup artist to finish applying a slick of lipstick to her carefully made-up face. She then picks up her phone to quickly record an IG story for the benefit of her fans on Instagram. Her doe-like eyes crinkle at the corners when she smiles and she lets out a hearty laugh as she describes getting all dressed up for our January cover shoot. It’s a different and more lighthearted side to the actress, one that has rarely been seen in recent months, as she navigates the pitfalls of her husband’s career troubles. Vivian’s husband, ‘Criticism is my motivation to do better’ Alain Ong, was deputy group CEO of Pokka Corporation (Singapore) and CEO of Pokka International before he was removed in September 2018…

tea nation

A self-confessed tea lover, Vivian had sampled thousands of cups of bubble tea for the research and development of Teabrary’s menu. Here are her favourite Teabrary drinks: 1) Taiwan No 12 Jin Xuan Tea: “This tea leaf is difficult to find. When you drink it, you get this buttery-smooth aftertaste.” 2) Sicily Iced Lemon Coffee: “Even though we’re a tea studio, our coffee is fantastic. This is a mix of coffee and lemon juice which is very refreshing.” 3) Shizuoka Matcha Latte: “Waa… I don’t have the words to share how special this drink is.” 4) Teabrary Fresh Fruity: “All the fruits are imported fresh from Taiwan and vacuum packed so you don’t lose any flavour.” 5) Artisanal Crafted Dessert Tea: “All the drinks in this series combine dessert flavours with tea so you get…

and the winners are…

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Dr Andie Ang, 34, research scientist, Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund & president, Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) Dr Andie Ang hopes to pioneer the protection of the Raffles’ Banded Langur monkey in Singapore. She is, after all, also the president of the Jane Goodall Institute in Singapore, a non-profit organisation that encourages the understanding and conservation of great apes. “Primatology isn’t glamorous, it isn’t something that people want to do or talk about, so it’s really heartening that the awards recognise environmental conservation as a field that deserves attention,” says Dr Andie, adding that she wanted to dedicate the award to Subaraj Rajathurai, a veteran wildlife consultant who passed away in October 2019. FINANCE & COMMERCE Val Yap, 31, founder & CEO, PolicyPal When the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) gives you…