Already planning for your year-end getaway? The Slow might be just the place to tune out the world around you, and get yourself ready for the New Year coming up. Nestled within the hubbub of Canggu in Bali just a four-minute walk from the beach, the tropical surfer’s layout of the hotel will make it seem as if you are living off the California coast with the Big Sur just a stone’s throw away. The 12-room hotel comes with two kinds of suites – The Pool Suite and The Grand Suite – with laidback music from Reverberation Radio echoing off the smooth concrete walls and swaying along to the indoor greeneries.
MUJI Hotel Ginza
If your soul is wanderlusting over something more metropolitan and minimalistic, you might have to wait a little longer for the completion of the MUJI Hotel in Ginza, Tokyo in Spring 2019. The Japanese minimal travel and lifestyle brand is already aiming for their largest flagship store yet in Ginza 3-chome; a 10-storey building with six floors dedicated to shopping, and the other three serving as hotel accommodation packed with furniture and amenities from the store below. If you can’t wait that long, MUJI’s first hotel will be available by the end of this year over in Shenzhen, China. Mind the China Chinese tourists though.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle trailer
The adventurous yet rather fearsome board game from our childhood returns in the form of a video game, when four teenagers stumbled upon it during detention, and did what every teenager would do: fire up the game. Of course, they’re sucked into the jungle setting of the game, as the avatar characters they have chosen that are total opposites of their real selves. Right there, the game begins.
Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman exhibition
Aardman Animations have been at the forefront of stop-motion Claymation since the 1970s, bringing laughter and humorous storytelling with their beloved characters from films and TV series like Morph, Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and the upcoming Early Man. In this latest exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, fans get to get up close and have a look at the Oscar-winning artistic vision. From Gromit’s vegetable garden, to the city streets of Shaun the Sheep, to Chicken Run’s flying machine, not to mention, concept drawings, plasticine models and never-before-seen designs that are bound to captivate both kids and adults, both animation and art lovers.
Casio Pro Trek Smart
The great outdoors has become greater with this latest Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, with plenty of face designs on the dual layer LCD colour touchscreen display you can switch amongst based on the outdoor adventure you are embarking on. The watch comes with a high-resolution full-colour map display powered by a built-in low-power GPS system, which enables you to map out your routes, pin markers with voice input and provide the most precise location you are in online or offline.
Death Note on Netflix
Following the outcry from Asians all over the Internet on the casting of Jackie Chan as a Vietnamese in The Foreigner, the demographic is once again furious that the upcoming Netflix remake of the beloved Japanese manga series does not have any Asian leads! If you’re unfamiliar with the story, Death Note is a supernatural notebook which grants the person in possession of the book (played by Nat Wolff) the power to kill any person whose name is written in the pages, with the eerie Shinigami Ryuk, voiced by Willem Dafoe, breathing down his neck.