Great day Nuffnangers!


Nuffnang’s annual #GivingTuesdaySG is here again!

#GivingTuesdaySG is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual year-end holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations. Find out more here:

Once again, Nuffnang is proud to be the “Corporate Kakis“ for this year’s #GivingTuesdaySG. Unlike last year, the nuffies (Staffs from Nuffnang) will be bringing holiday cheers to the low income families this time round! Together with their families and friends, the Nuffies will be contributing 330 food bundles to the beneficiaries at Fei Yue Family Service Centre at Bukit Batok.


Apart from distributing food packs, the nuffies (or some of them!) did a pre-pledge to do good :D

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So what are you waiting for? Join us and be part of this meaningful movement by dedicating a day of giving on December 2, 2014 – together we can strive for a truly giving nation. Don’t forget to Hashtag us at #NuffnangXGivingTuesday and spread the love!!!!

Venice Ng
Nuffnang Community Team

Photos credit: Misstamchiak

We noticed that there’s a new generation of Singaporean young hawkers who has been breathing new life into our dying hawker food culture.

These ‘hawkerpreneurs’ have created such a huge buzz because of their resilience in the face of tumultuous circumstances. Think about the tough hours, harsh work environments, and the lack of the corporate world’s glamour – all in a bid to pursue their passion, and to preserve Singapore’s rich hawker heritage whilst putting their own spin on it.

Which makes all wonder: WHY do they do it?! Why did they choose to give up the cushy corporate world to spend the rest of their lives mastering a particular craft? These talented hawkers under the age of 35 have been the talking point of our diligent food bloggers – and here, we unravel the mystery behind their motivations down this unorthodox path.

Photo credit: Misstamchiak

1.       Preserving a dying trend of old recipes

23 year old Douglas of Fishball Story shares about how his grandmother’s handmade fishballs ignited his passion to share the authenticity and taste of real handmade fishballs.

Photo credit: A Noodle Story

2. Marrying the best of two culinary techniques

Singapore’s first and only Singapore style ramen served up at A Noodle Story, is the brainchild of a pair of chefs who trained at Shatec, who both has worthy experience at some of the best restaurants in Singapore. They were sorely disappointed by the standards of the noodles available and the exorbitant prices charged in the market, and hence decided to create the ultimate Noodle dish inspired by modern European techniques and Asian flavours.

3. Offering a healthier option for working Singaporeans

With decades of experience at swanky restaurants, Gary Lum noticed that there was a lack of health-conscious options for office workers especially when it came to comforting soups – hence, starting up The Soup Bar.


Photo credit: The Soup Bar, ieatishootipost

4.  Bringing the Hipster to Hawker

Another highly raved hipster hawker stall is Truly Curry Rice, opened by Joel and Denice who gave up their trading jobs. Passionate about Hainanese Curry Rice and armed with a belief that they will yield greater profits in the future, they are using home recipes passed down from generations before them.

Photo credit: ieatishootipost

5. Continuing a family legacy

Third generation hawker Ruifang took over 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles from her grandfather, as she realized that her real calling in life was to continue the family legacy. It’s heartening to know that she finds so much more satisfaction and fulfillment doing this than sitting behind the desk.

Photo credit: Misstamchiak

6. Expressing filial gratitude

26 year old Boon Leng is taking over his grandparents’ and parents’ business, Hock Kee Bird’s Nest Drinks Drinks that originally started in the 1950s with only a pushcart. As helping out at the stall was a big part of his joyful childhood, he decided to open a permanent stall.

7. Enlightening about the essence of handmade products

Second generation hawker Richard gave up his mechanical engineering job to continue his family business Teochew Handmade Pau, armed with his vision to continue the legacy of traditional quality bakery products.

8. Slogging it out with a kaki

Together with his old army buddy Ah Wee, Adrian decided they needed a change from their tiresome and lackluster corporate careers. They serve up Adrian’s grandmother’s kickass secret recipe at Old Bibik’s Famous Peranakan Rendang, which is prepared daily from scratch.

9. Tracing the roots of their food

Former cabin crew Gerald and Julyn, decided to settle down and continue her father’s Hokkien Mee business Penang Kia which originated from Penang.

So be sure to support our local hawker heroes and check them out over this week! Bon appetite ;)

Li Lin Tan
Nuffnang Community Team


m1 fringe fest

We’re excited to announce that our friends The Necessary Stage are once again presenting the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival! Running for its 11th year, the festival will be on from 14th to 25th January 2015 across several venues.



Themed around Art and Loss, the 2015 festival will feature a total of 18 events from 8 countries. And for the first time in its history, the Festival will see a fresh direction as a new Artistic director — theatre-maker and educator Sean Tobin — takes over the reins.

In line with its twin purpose of innovation and discussion, 2015’s Festival also seeks to forge new relationships with emerging and established artists, so as to encourage the ongoing developments and refining of art-making practices of independent artists on the fringe.

Loss is an intimately familiar concept that is an inevitable part of our human experience, and art is a medium that can be used as a form of remembrance, and also a catharsis in creation. As Tobin expresses, “We have all lost stuff. So let’s come together to laugh, blush, cry and cringe about it. Let’s retrace, regret and recreate.”


Tickets are on sale from SISTIC, and are priced at $19 and $22 excluding ticketing charges. M1 staff and customers will also enjoy an exclusive 20% discount off all tickets until the end of the festival!

If you want to get a glimpse into what’s in store at the Fringe 2015, or are keen in learning more about the process of art-making, come along for Reimagining Singapore Theatre on 22nd November 2014 from 3 to 4.30pm. Join in on this lively discussion about the artists’ inspirations, challenges and strategies, which will be moderated by Tobin.

Also, if you’re an aspiring theatre practitioner or student, here’s your chance to get a first-hand experience of the unique devising methodology developed by Alvin Tan and Haresh Sharma! The Devising Masterclass with both artists is to be held from 17th to 18th January 2015 at Esplanade Rehearsal Studio, and the deadline for registration is on 2nd December 2014. Don’t wait to sign up for this opportunity!

Get involved and join M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, as it examines and excavates different interpretations of the relationship between Art and Loss. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more information and updates!

Li Lin Tan
Nuffnang Community Team

For all you fashion curious cats out there, we’ve got some exclusive Digital Fashion Week Insiders’ scoop just for you ;)

We went behind-the-scenes to have a quick chat with some of your favourite Singaporean social media influencers, and here is what they have to say about Digital Fashion Week 2014!


Melody: “I’m really looking forward to having a good time with the A-list crowd over fashion, food and drinks! The local fashion designers that I’m excited to see will be Max Tan because of his innovation and Feist Heist because she’s such a cool girl!”


Photos credit to: Melody, FeistHeist, Max Tan


Jessica: “I’m excited to catch the world’s oldest supermodel, Carmen, strutting her stuff down the runway because it’s amazing that she’s still in top form! I’m eager to see what Pauline Ning and Era Ora, because their designs are so loud and unique.”


Photos credited to: Jessica, Pauline Ning, Era Ora


Irina: “It’s going to be really fascinating for me as I will be on the other side of the runway watching, instead of sashaying down it! The designers that caught my attention are Kae Hana because the designs are so cute, and Sunday Shop whose style is definitely in sync with mine. I also personally love and support Yesah, because it’s so out of the ordinary and I wish for it to be a style that everyone isn’t afraid to adopt in future.


Photos credits to: Irina, Kae Hana, Sundays Shop


Jayne: “Like everyone else, I’m super curious about how Carmen is going to work the stage! I’m quite sure that her presence and attitude on the runway is going to be exceptional, because of her extensive experience. It’s going to be quite sensational! I hope to meet her in person! A few of the designers that really appeal to me would definitely include Max Tan, Thomas Wee, Pauline Ning and Youyou because their styles are very clean and minimalistic – something that really resonates with my own personal style.”


Photos credit to: Jayne, Digital Fashion Week, Youyou


Amanda: “I’m really thrilled to having exclusive access to a huge fashion event like this, and sharing the exhilarating moments with my lovely followers of course! Local designers that I feel are really similar to my personal style include Kae Hana and Sunday Shop because of their bold and decadent flair. Yesah also really stands out to me because it’s so cheeky and quirky!”


Photo credit to: Yesah


Valerie: “What is really interesting for me is being able to understand all of the designers’ creative processes and inspirations behind their creations! Being a Digital Fashion Week Insider not only lets me interact with fellow fashionistas and fashion designers, but I also get to show my followers what’s happening live too! Because I’m partial to black, Max Tan and Depression really appeals to me. Yesah and Kae Hana are both really striking to me because it’s so outrageous and vibrant!”


Photo credit to: Valerie, Depression

With Digital Fashion Week drawing closer, we simply just can’t wait!

As you guys know, Nuffnang has several regional offices including Malaysia, Thailand, and even Australia! Because this is such a head-spinning affair, we absolutely HAD to invite a few of our gorgeous personalities to join us at Digital Fashion Week too. They include the alluring Willabelle and Chloe from Australia, dazzling Kim Jones and David from Philippines, charming Linda and Ashley from Malaysia, charismatic Baobao from China, and stunning Belle from Thailand!

Remember to follow all these fabulous personalities and Singapore’s very own social media influencers for exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage! And don’t forget to check out Digital Fashion Week’s official website for the live streaming of the event!

Till then ;) #nuffnangxDFW

Li Lin Tan
Nuffnang Community Team


For all you fashionistas out there, Nuffnang is psyched to announce that we’re the Official Social Media Partner for Digital Fashion Week Singapore 2014! Mark your calendars, because this showcase is taking place from October 31 to November 3 2014 at National Design Centre.

If you haven’t heard of Digital Fashion Week, it is the ONLY fashion event that promotes the best of homegrown fashion designers through events and digital platforms. Now running in its third year, Digital Fashion Week is an annual event that takes place in Singapore and Bangkok.

Last year’s head spinning affair saw the star appearance of supermodel Naomi Campbell, and for the first time ever – Asia’s first live “Tweetwalk” show with Twitter! This is where pictures of every look were shared before hitting the runway, and viewers were able to buy these looks straight from the show via’s Marketplace. Local designers showcasing their designs included Good Company, Foreword and Al&Alicia.

And this year, our very own emerging and established designers include Max Tan, Depression and Feist Heist.


In hopes to better connect and engage global audiences with UK’s arts and culture, Digital Fashion Week is collaborating with the British Council and British High Commission to present ‘European Exchange’ as the theme for this year.

So, you betcha this will be one stellar occasion!

The who’s who of the fashion world will be gracing us with their presence. This includes UK designers Fyodor Golan and Cristiano Burani who created exclusive pieces just for this event, and winners of Asia’s Next Top Model and America’s Next Top Model, Sheena Liam and Jourdan Miller. Last but not least, Carmen Dell’Orefice – the world’s oldest supermodel (83 years old!) and runway regular, who once famously declared, “If I die, it will be with my high heels on.” She will be opening for Digital Fashion Week Singapore whilst donning local designer Max Tan’s creations

aAnd as if the dazzling fashion extravaganza and major star wattage isn’t enough, Nuffnang is excited to present our top tier social media influencers from 9 different countries to be Digital Fashion Week’s exclusive #DFWinsiders – who will be given exclusive access to the runway shows, parties and so much more! Catch them live on the official Digital Fashion Week website, and on their social media accounts where you get to watch what goes on behind-the-scenes.

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To top it all off, you can get up-close and personal with the A-list crowd and social media influencers on Google+ Hangouts.

It is one helluva event filled with glitz, glamour and gorgeous people! Meanwhile, we will be slowly revealing which of our social media influencers right here: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Don’t forget to check out Digital Fashion Week’s accounts as well: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube.

Ps. we heard that lucky followers get to win tickets to the runway shows and who knows, you might even get cosy with your favourite social media influencer!

Venice Ng
Nuffnang Community Team

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