Friday, July 30, 2010

Aurelia Cats Talks About Circus Superstitions

Last week, we shared "Something you didn't know about Aurelia Cats". You might have noticed our promise to have more exclusive interviews coming up - Well, we definitely didn't forget.

We all know that circus acts flirt with danger to draw our attention and cause us to have sweaty palms and heart palpitations. That's the thrill of the show, isn't it? So for Part 2, we thought we'd ask Aurelia Cats something special: Circus Superstitions. What did she dish out? You'd have to watch to find out ;)

Aurelia Cats is one of the principal cast members in Voyage de la Vie, the resident show in Resorts World Sentosa. You have to be here to watch for yourself, as the stunning Aurelia Cats wows you in a Trapeze-Contortion act for the first time ever in Singapore!

You can purchase Voyage de la Vie tickets at our website.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

August After Hours at Universal Studios Singapore

It's ACTION month this August.

If you still haven't heard, Universal Studios Singapore welcomes you to soak in the beautiful evening view along Hollywood Boulevard.

Enjoy After Hours, every Friday and Saturday from 7pm till 10pm for S$5. Don't throw away your admission stub! Show it at Hollywood China Bistro, KT's Grill, Palio, Fiesta, OSIA and Starz Restaurant for 15% discount off the total bill.

But as Shrek loved to say, "Cut to the chase!", so we will.

There's plenty of ACTION in the movies shown this month. Movie Nights are featuring some great blockbusters - watch power-armoured superheroes (and supervillains) slough it out. Or if you prefer conspiracies, there's the good ol' adventure blast-from-the-past or the modern day thriller.

And remember to cap your night out spectacularly (literally!) by catching Lake Hollywood Spectacular at 10pm. But please bear in mind that Hollywood After Hours is not available this Saturday, 31 July, because of Sundown Festival.

Here are the movies screening in August, only at Pantages Hollywood Theater:

6 and 7 August: Iron Man

CIO of Weapon Company Stark Industries, Engineering genius and Playboy Tony Stark was injured and kidnapped in Afghanistan while demonstrating a new missile to potential buyers. Forced by his captors to forge a missile, Stark plans for his escape by creating an armoured suit and a contraption to sustain his life.

Back in the States, Stark announces his plans to cease his weaponry business and starts work on an updated armoured suit, only to find out that his trusted second-in-command has betrayed him by selling Stark weapons to the insurgents, forcing Stark to use his suit as a deadly weapon.


13 and 14 August: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

It’s 1957, and the Soviets have their eye on Professor Henry Jones, more widely known as Indiana Jones to fans. They abducted Jones’ old colleague, Henry Oxley, who, before his capture, entrusted a youngster by the name of Mutt Williams to pass a coded message to Jones. With this code, the pair travelled to Peru to hunt down the legendary skill made from a single piece of quartz.

Enter the Russians, led by psychic Colonel Irina Spalko, who made an attempt at snatching the skull away from Jones before he can deliver it to its rightful place. Fallen into the wrong hands, the skulls powers would be very dangerous. Could the aging professor and the young buck save the world from peril?


20 and 21 August: G. I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

Two soldiers, Duke and “Ripcord”, were attacked while transporting a special weapon for a corporation named “MARS” in Kazahkstan. Things were made more complicated when the attack force was led by one Anastasia DeCobray, once romantically linked with Duke.

The pair was saved by a top secret Special Forces unit known only as G.I Joe, and decides to join the Joes in their trail to hunt down the mastermind of an evil organization known as “Cobra”. In their investigation, the Joes found out that “MARS” owner McCullen is not what he seems to be when they discovered one of McCullen’s projects, the deadly “Nanomite” warhead, which eats up any metallic products once activated. The Joes must uncover the mastermind behind this warhead before the world is destroyed.


28 and 29 August: The Bourne Ultimatum

In the 3rd and final Bourne instalment, Jason Bourne is forced out of his hiding, by unwitting London-based reporter Simon Ross, who’s digging into the covert Operation Blackbriar, the successor of Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns.

Bourne decides to meet and save Ross from The Company’s clutches, but ultimately fails. From this experience, Bourne decides to once and for all, uncover his dark past while at the same time, avoid capture by The Company.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Something you didn't know about Aurelia Cats

Watching the Crystal Cat in Voyage de la Vie always causes us to have sweaty palms. Aurelia Cats twists and twirls elegantly while balancing on her trapeze with such ease, that she really seems to belong there.

She performs her acrobatic stunts while dangling from a height, and we can't help but to wonder if Aurelia feels no fear at all. Well, yes, we have all heard of people with a fear of heights (acrophobia), but even if we aren't acrophobic, being at such a height would naturally bring a wave of fear, apprehension and adrenaline to our hearts, wouldn't it?

To catch her live in action, you can purchase Voyage de la Vie tickets at

Monday, July 19, 2010

Voyage de la Vie Contest Results

Did you take part in our Voyage de la Vie online contest? We called for you to blog about why you want to watch Voyage de la Vie, and the 3 most creative blog posts would win.

Prize: A pair of S$108 (each) tickets to catch the show - 24th July, 8:30pm, plus a chance to go backstage to meet the principal cast after the show.

We have contacted our winners separately, congratulations!
Ropsie Gal

Adhi Satyawidi

Angela Chan

If you took part but didn't win, we hope you will still come down for the show. For ticketing details, please visit

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Martial Combat July Special - Ladies in Action

So we walked into Big Easy (at Resorts World Sentosa) yesterday with slightly sweaty palms, because we heard there’s gonna be a bunch of female fighters there.

We’re not exactly sure why the notion of female fighters is causing us to have this rather embarrassing clammy hand condition. After all, we are used to male fighters all the time. They punch, they kick, and they grapple. No biggie. But perhaps when the words “female fighters” were uttered, one somehow can’t help conjuring up images of them mud wrestling, or pulling their hair out, or screaming. Or worse, all of the above.

But as it turns out, there is no worry at all of any hair pulling or piercing screams. The ladies we see mean business, serious business.

It’s the time of the month again for the Resorts World Sentosa Martial Combat fight nights. And for the first time, there’ll be female fighters. Four ladies are facing off in two fights, and here’s who.

14 July - Sun Jiao & Claire Haigh
Claire Haigh from England is the current female world champion. She is well remembered for winning against eight times world Muay Thai champion Angie Parr (who is also the wife of Muay Thai legend John Waynn Parr) early last year. Catch the video of their fight here!

Fighting Claire Haigh is Sun Jiao (Trinity) from China. Sun has fought twice in Ultimate Wrestle and once in 文武中国 (Wen Wu Zhong Guo), and is looking forward to this opportunity to challenge foreign competition.

15 July - Yang Xiao Nan & Gina Iniong
Gina Iniong (Conviction) from Philippines is known to be an excellent striker with good boxing skills. She possesses an impressive track record, having won various championships such as Gold in National Wushu championship in 2007, 2008 and 2009, MMA elimination and URCC Tribal Wars.

Gina's competitor is Yang Xiao Nan (Fury) from China, a provincial Sanda champion. Fast and aggressive being her trademark, this is also Yang's first international MMA fight. She has previously beaten top BJJ female fighter in China, and is keen on establishing herself as a top female MMA fighter.

Martial Combat (June) - Jong Man Kim (L) & Aaron Steel (R)
In addition to the ladies above, there will also be 8 other fighters each night - 5 fights in total - so there will definitely be plenty of punches to go around. Starting this month, there is an addition of a pre-fight to kick everything off. For these pre-fights, we will be showcasing Singaporean amateur fighters to grow interest in this sport.

With so many exciting things to look forward, don't miss this month's Martial Combat. For ticketing details, visit:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Finding your way to Resorts World Sentosa

"How do I get to Resorts World Sentosa?";
"What are the parking charges?";
"Do I have to pay the Sentosa Island admission fee?"
If these are questions that are plaguing you, wonder no more. Help is here. We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions on our Facebook Fanpage and here they are.

We may have the land of Far Far Away, but Sentosa is not far from the mainland at all.

Driving in
If you are driving in, then be sure to head to RWS B1 carpark; you will only have to pay the parking charges. We have revised our parking rates, which you can check here.

There will be no island admission fee imposed. However, if you miss the left turn into the tunnel leading you to the carpark, then you'll end up at the Sentosa booths, where you'll have to "feed" the island admission toll collector, unless of course, you're a hotel guest. Then all you need to do is flash your hotel confirmation to have the admission fee waived. 

Taking public transport
If you think driving in might be a tad troublesome or expensive, no worries. We do have a wide range of public transportation options available.

If you live in the vicinity of Tiong Bahru, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Jurong, and Tampines, then you're in luck. There are free shuttle bus services from these locations to the resort. And the schedules are conveniently posted on our website.

We have the MRT option for you too. Take the Noth East line to Harbourfront Station, and you'll have two options at your disposal. You can hop onto the Sentosa Express (Level 3 - Lobby L of VivoCity) and take a one-stop S$3 monorail ride to Waterfront Station. Alternatively, you can always flag the RWS 8 at VivoCity or Merrill Lynch HarbourFront bus stops, for a quick S$2 ride.

And that's for the ride in. On the way out, remember that there are no charges for both Sentosa Express and RWS 8. If one has a long queue and the other doesn't, just board the fastest option available. It's all up to you.

If you have any problems getting into the resort, or run into issues, don't be shy, let us know. Send your suggestions or feedback to us at

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Jewel of Muscat

The Jewel of Muscat arrives in Singapore

No, it's not a gemstone or precious metal, but it's definitely a gem all right.

The Jewel of Muscat is actually the name for an Arab sailing vessel that made its way from the shores of  Muscat in Oman to Singapore, and eventually, it will find its home at the Maritme Xperiental Museum.

This Arab dhow started construction in October 2008 and was completed exactly a year later. It's fashioned from an actual 9th century Arab vessel discovered in the shallow waters near the island of Belitung, Indonesia, in 1988. And to keep the authenticity of the original wrecked dhow, the materials used to build the vessel were sourced from Africa. The dhow was built using the Afzelia Africana tree.

The 18 metre-long Jewel of Muscat was put together using Coir, a rope weaved from coconut fibre.To protect the ship, a layer of goat fat and crushed seashells was coated to keep it watertight.

Captain of the Jewel of Muscat- Saleh Al Jabri

The voyage of the Jewel of Muscat began from Muscat on 16th February 2010.  The journey was met with many challenges, but the crew persevered, under the guidance and leadership of Captain Saleh Al Jabri.

In his logbook, the captain recorded an interesting incident:

"In Georgetown... we met a seventy-year-old lady who had been unwell for several months. When she heard of the Jewel of Muscat, she was so inspired that she forced herself out of bed for the first time in week.s She returned to visit us again, and stayed with us during the departure ceremony, standing in the hot sun for two hours to see us off and bid us a safe voyage."

The crew of the Jewel of Muscat

On their journey here, the crew of the Jewel of Muscat used 9th century navigation tools and the stars to navigate the ship across the vast Indian Ocean. And when the ship made its way from Kochi to Galle, the ship's mast lost its fight to the relentless beatings of the storm and left the crew mast-less.Battered but not beaten, the crew came together to solve the problem.  They searched the jungles in Galle for a fortnight, and managed to find a pair of suitable trees to replaced the ravaged mast.

Finally, after nearly 6 months of sailing, the Jewel of Muscat made its final berth in Singapore. And very soon, you'll be able to see it in all its glory at the Maritime Xperiential Museum.And we really can't wait.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Embark on the journey of life

From concept to stage, it's been a 30-month long labour of love.

Finally, our resident show Voyage de la Vie is now on at Festive Grand.

Voyage de la what, you ask?

The french name translates to "the journey of life" in English and the 90-minute visual feast promises to be a theatrical circus spectacular.

And once again you may ask, just what is a "theatrical circus spectacular"?

Let's break it down then:

1. It's fast paced - the performers are fast on their feet and very, very agile;
2. It's colourful - we've got lots of costumes and stunning sets;
3. It has music- our protagonist floats through an imaginary world, enriched with music;
3. It's filled with stunts and death-defying circus acts - I mean, what are circus acts that don't flirt with danger?

Still confused? Well, we'll let the pictures do the talking.

Here's a look at some of the characters, and a brief introduction to the story.. of the Journey of Life.

Jonathan Leong plays the Boy.
Voyage de la Vie is really the Journey of Life of our key character, simply named The Boy. Bored of his mundane existence in the doldrums of the corporate world,  he was inexplicably teleported to an imaginary world. There, he meets various unusual characters, representing the various phases in life to realise in the end that more than the destination, the journey is truly the important part.

Alexey Goloborodko plays The Game Master.
The Game Master is a friendly and mischievous sprite, and a contortionist extraordinaire. We've watched the Game Master at play many, many times. And we are spellbound by his moves. Every time.

Viktor Kee plays The Lantern Keeper.
The Lantern Keeper is a guide; he leads the Boy around the strange and wondrous imaginary world, and plays teacher as well. He imparts the all- important lesson that life is about balance. Both dramatic and graceful; it's hard not to be mesmerized by his ultimate balancing act- Juggling. He may make it looks like a breeze, but we assure you it's not.

Jarrett & Raja plays The Magician & The Maestro.
Masters of Illusion, The Magician and The Maestro will teach the Boy to seperate the line between illusion and reality, for not everything is what it seems to be. And there will be plenty of laughs in between.

Melanie Chy plays The Diva.
The mysterious Diva teases the Boy with her enthralling ways and sultry moves. With her sensuous hand balancing display of strength and agility, she draws him into an inner struggle of Love and Temptation.

Aurelia Cats plays The Crystal Cat.
Under the light of the silvery moon and a blanket of stars , the Boy falls into a deep sleep. And emerging from the crescent moon is the Crystal Cat. She beckons to the sleeping Boy to join her in the solitude of the moonlight, but never quite comes near his reach. She elegantly twirls and twists high in the air on her crystal trapeze,  before disappearing back into the sky.

Liina Aunola plays Life
Martti Peltonen plays Death
The Balance of Life and Death. Poles apart but yet inseparable, Life teaches the Boy the freedom of one's life journey, while Death is always tempting and manipulating life. Together, they represent that life is nothing without risk and danger.

So what happens next? Well, you'll know when you watch the show.

Take part in our contest. Tell us why you want to watch Voyage de la Vie, and stand to win a pair of tickets & backstage pass! Details here.

For more details or purchase of tickets, please visit our website:
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