We’ve officially passed the mid-year mark of 2022 and safe to say, it only seems to be going uphill from here. Things are moving; not so much at a glacial pace anymore, but at full speed ahead. Just a quick scroll on your Instagram feed will tell you this much: runway destination shows have just had a successful comeback; the F&B scene has never looked better; and everyone’s taking extended vacations to gallivant around the world. Travel wise, a new destination has opened up for Singapore—none other than New Caledonia via a new Airbus route. This year’s Michelin Awards also unveiled a new line-up of winners for our bustling city—of first-time stars and veteran holders. And despite all the action outdoors, homebodies can take comfort in Disney+’s collaboration with HYBE for a slew of BTS content. Read on for the full lowdown.
Disney announces partnership with HYBE
Here’s something to enthral the ARMYs. A formidable alliance between The Walt Disney Company (APAC) and BTS’s entertainment company, HYBE has been made. This partnership will welcome global content titles from the South Korean platform, which includes an exclusive worldwide premiere of BTS’s docu-series set for release next year, titled BTS MONUMENTS: BEYOND THE STAR, which tracks the group’s eventful journey of nine years together. Other titles to look forward to in the near future include IN THE SOOP : Friendcation and BTS: PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LA, an exclusive cinematic 4K concert film of the septet’s live performance in Los Angeles’ Sofi Stadium. This collaboration is set to be an ongoing one, with HYBE introducing new series on the streaming platform over the next few years.
Michelin Guide announces this year’s winners in Singapore
Once again. Singapore’s illustrious dining scene flexes its culinary prowess through the annual Michelin Guide. The ceremony awarded a total of 52 restaurants on our shores—with Les Amis, Odette and Zén retaining their three stars and Cloudstreet and Thevar both attaining two stars. New 1-Michelin restaurants include Burnt Ends at their new Dempsey outpost, Euphoria, Nae:um, Marguerite, Hamamoto and Rêve. International director of the Michelin Guide, Gwendal Poullennec says: “There is no doubt that Singapore is still a culinary gem, and thanks to the particularly impressive resilience of all the professionals from the industry, local and international gourmets will be able to experience unforgettable gastronomic journeys in the Lion City once again.”
A new non-stop flight route from Singapore to New Caledonia
Just off the northern-coast of Australia, lies New Caledonia. An unfamiliar destination to those who reside in Singapore, but with the opening of a non-stop route operated by French airline Aircalin, we can now easily board a flight to the tropical hotspot. Marked with pristine beaches, extensive hiking trails and dreamy lagoons, the island is a refreshing change of scenery—of indigenous culture and French and Malay influences, that extend to the local grub too.
Stanley Tucci to host World’s 50 Best Restaurants
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Hollywood darling and food enthusiast Stanley Tucci has been named as this year’s host for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022. Ever since the debut of his food television series Searching For Italy and his sporadic cooking videos on Instagram, Tucci has veered out his mould of an actor and is now one of the biggest names in food media of late. This year’s edition of the awards will take place 18 July at London’s Old Billingsgate Market, where Tucci will also name the world’s No.1 restaurant.