Gearing up for the throwdown: Behind-the-scenes at ONE FC: BATTLE OF LIONS

All you see at ONE Championship (ONE FC), Asia’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, is a rousing event where some of the most highly-trained athletes in the world give their all in the quest to become champions. But did you know how much work actually goes into making sure performing is all they have […]

HSBC Golf Hunt 2015

This year, in the lead up to the HSBC Women’s Champions, title sponsor HSBC has launched a series of activities for the public to get into the mood. Besides the HSBC “Enter the Club House” and Women Leaders Forum, they also launched this really interesting 1,000-ball Golf Hunt! Literally bringing golf all over the island, the HSBC Golf Hunt […]

LOVE YOUR BODY #1: Opening up about the struggles

I’ve never spoken about this issue at length, but now that I’ve been actively empowering Singapore’s females in sports and fitness (eg. through my Yahoo Singapore #Fitspo of the Week column) and sharing all their inspirational stories, I thought I would speak about my own struggles – I suffered from severe body image issues. You have […]

5 common misconceptions about MMA fighters

Three-time middleweight world champion and Vice President of ONE FC Rich Franklin talks about the five common misconceptions about MMA fighters When I am introduced to someone as a professional fighter, I love seeing them mentally rework the perceived notion they had of a mixed martial artist. Simply, I don’t fall into the category of […]

Unsung Heroes: the ONE FC medical team

By Deborah Rowe Although they remain unseen in the shadows at cageside, the medical team at ONE Championship (ONE FC) is keeping alert at all times throughout the action-packed fight night. While everyone else in the packed arena is allowing themselves to absorb the action, the medical team has their eyes carefully glued on the […]

Cooking with AJ

Andrew Johnson (AJ) first approached me to pitch a story about his wife Barbara Chng who entered the sport of bodybuilding at the age of 40 with two kids in tow. From that interview, we became friends. He later released his first cookbook, AJ’s Food Roots, but I wasn’t in town for the launch so he […]

[FITSPO] Sara Wee of 53A

I first knew Sara Wee last year, when we were both charity ambassadors for Sundown Marathon 2014. I only spoke to her once, but we chatted more through Instagram and suddenly bham, we were having lunch as I interviewed her for my Yahoo Singapore #Fitspo of the Week column. Yoga has greatly influenced her life […]

The other side of Montigo Resorts you don’t see

I have been wanting to go to Montigo Resorts for the longest time after seeing the ads for it and reading about my friends’ stays. However, I was greatly disappointed with my four-day experience there. I wrote about it previously, with a balanced review of the place and initially I decided not to show the […]

Naumi Hotel Singapore staycation

Naumi Hotel is tucked at a corner of Seah Street and it has been receiving lots of great reviews since its revamp, thus I wanted to go and check it out for myself. (This is not a sponsored post.) I stumbled across Naumi Hotel when I was searching for poolside locations for my photoshoots. The […]