17++ Awesome Xperiences

That’s right, we’re 17 this year and what better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than to join us in a series of I-S Xperiences and get to know us (and our partners) even better. We’ve worked hard to secure for our readers all these cool dos that best represent what we’re all about: from exciting getaways and funky workouts to learning how to be a DJ and sampling the best food in town (read the entire story for the full list). Your Xperience starts now.1) Destination Anywhere, 17++ Awesome XperiencesPretend that you’re off to the destination of your dreams as 16 readers get to hop on board the Flight Experience™ and play captain in this multi-sensory flight simulator in April 2013. Its 180-degree wraparound curved screen replicates the real thing, and displays views of various destinations and airports around the world. The rest, as they say, is up to your imagination.2) Beat It, 17++ Awesome XperiencesLearn to beat match, sample and loop dance tunes with a two-and-a-half-hour DJ-ing course at Broadcast HQ. Resident DJ George Grover will be on hand to teach 25 readers how to create a successful mix, utilizing all the software needed for a smashing set as well as guide them through building a hot set list in December.3) Fly Guys and GalsJoin our Travel Editor on a thrilling trip to the Philippines, courtesy of Cebu Pacific Air. Will it be Iloilo for the fascinating Dinagyang Festival in January or another of their exciting destinations? There’s only one way to find out—and that’s to apply. Two couples (or pairs of friends) can take part, and we’ll also arrange accommodation and some exciting activities on the ground.4) Chasing SerenitySix readers will get a chance to fly to Phuket via Tigerair on a 3D/2N trip. What better way to escape the city than a quickie beach getaway in an island resort that will have you recharged in no time?5.) Sweat It Out, 17++ Awesome XperiencesThis one’s great after a lousy day at work. Get yourself down to the boxing and conditioning training session at Pure Fitness Asia Square where 30 readers will pick up tips on conditioning their body and learn boxing techniques, before getting into the ring and slugging it out in December. Think of it as your very own Fight Club.6) A Roarin’ Good TimeThe 90-minute Tiger Brewery Tour by Asia Pacific Breweries in March 2013 enables 20 readers to discover the history of the beer, how it’s made, and its packaging process in the newly-introduced Packaging Gallery, fittingly housed within a 18-meter-long Tiger Beer bottle. And finally, enjoy a couple of beers at the Tiger Tavern. Life is good.7) Walk the TalkGet a taste of local heritage (literally) with the Joo Chiat / Katong Food Walk, organized by Betel Box. The four-hour tour in February 2013 will let 20 readers try over 20 local dishes as they traverse the historic neighborhood within a 5-kilometer radius on foot. You’ll need the exercise, baby, with all that eating.Betel Box Singapore Backpackers Hostel, 200 Joo Chiat Rd., 6247-7340, www.betelbox.com.8) Up, Up and Away, 17++ Awesome XperiencesIf it’s good enough for Donnie Yen, it’s good enough for us. Not quite an out-of-body experience (but close), iFly Singapore, the world’s largest indoor skydiving stimulator, will have you floating above the ground thanks to a 300km/h jet air. Eight readers will be treated to food and beverages at the SkyLoft after takeoff in May 2013.9.) Table MannersMealtimes become a grand affair once you’ve learnt the art of table setting at the Black Opal, one of the best dining establishments at The Jewel Box. Adrian Wong, F&B Director of the Mount Faber Leisure Group, and Executive Chef Derrick Ang, will show 16 readers what goes into an exquisite table setting, followed by a hands-on session of dessert styling using chocolates, fruits and sugar in March 2013. The icing on the cake? You get to take home your very own creations.10.) Joy Rides, 17++ Awesome XperiencesEight readers will get to zip along Siloso or Palawan Beach at Sentosa on a Segway® Personal Transporter and see the island in a whole new light through the 60-minute Premium Guided Eco Adventure in May 2013. Event will be held at Gogreen Segway® Eco Adventure.11.) Tea-ing OffOne for the patient ones. The art of Chinese tea appreciation is taken to new heights by the team at Si Chuan Dou Hua in January 2013. Executive Tea Connoisseur of Tian Fu Tea Room, He Zheng Hong, will go through the various categories of Chinese tea, and how to select the best tea with 20 readers. Following that is a food and tea pairing session where you toss yusheng and sample seven types of handcrafted dim sum while enjoying two varieties of premium Chinese tea. 12.) Surf’s Up, 17++ Awesome XperiencesMake like a Californian surfer at Wave House Sentosa, where at least 30,000 gallons of water are used to produce waveforms for its exciting flow-riding facilities. Twenty readers will ride the waves and carve turns as they navigate the waters on surfboards in February 2013. After all that hard work, chill out at the after-party with free-flow food and drinks, and bask in the sun.13.) Three’s Company, 17++ Awesome XperiencesSix readers will get to join the cool crowd at the three-in-one concept store Pact in January 2013. Sample yummy small plates courtesy of the guys from Kilo, shop for trendy clothes at K.I.N (Know It Nothing), and get a brand new hairdo from Kizuki + LIM. These guys will spruce you up top to toe.14.) Nature CallsGo back to your roots with a two-day experiential tour and one-night stay at D’Kranji Farm Resort in April 2013. Six readers will learn how to grow and cook their own crops just like they do back in the good ol’ days, plus enjoy a barbecue and specially catered meals during the whole stay. Readers will also walk on the wild side during a visit to the Sungei Buloh marshland.15.) Green Peace, 17++ Awesome XperiencesHeld in the Lawn @ Paddle Lodge space at MacRitchie Reservoir, Green Yoga @ MacRitchie aims to give 30 readers a different kind of yoga experience by engaging them more with the environment. Led by instructor Suraya Sam, the outdoor yoga activity in July 2013 combines a variety of movements and asanas with an emphasis on the mind-body connection.Green Yoga, 232A Upper Thomson Rd., 6552-1153, www.greenyoga.com.sg.16.) Turning JapaneseCalling all fans of everything raw (12 of you to be exact). ToTT’s resident chef Eric Low will be on hand to demonstrate the art of sushi appreciation in November as well as ways to prepare the rice and rolling techniques, so you can create your very own futomaki, California roll and tempura roll. All together now: itadakimasu!17.) Strike a PosePlay model for a day in an exclusive photography session with Zalora Singapore. Six readers will have the chance to self-style themselves with the assistance of an in-house team comprising a personal stylist, make-up artist and photographer who will make you look like a million bucks in November. And the photos will appear in the website’s social media pages. Who can say no to that?18.) Twist and TurnThe team from Sky Pilates will show you effective Pilates moves in two intensive sessions totaling three hours in June 2013. The studio’s Gyrokinesis exercises allow 16 readers to work their entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular (phew!); perfect for those looking to strengthen their core muscles.19.) Bake and TakeFifteen readers will discover how the wonderful pastries from artisanal patisserie Dolcetto by Basilico are made in this mini master class by chef Lorenzo Sollecito in June 2013. Learn about the different ingredients and processes that are required in creating authentic Italian specialities like the home-baked pane, Venetian macarons, torte and crostate, before going on a tour of the establishment and getting to take away some of the various breads and pastries. Hungry yet?Dolcetto by Basilico, Lobby Level Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Rd., 6720-8000, www.regenthotels.com/EN/Singapore/Cuisine/Dolcetto-by-Basilico.20.) Movie MagicWith an A-list cast that includes Bill Murray and Laura Linney, Roger Michell’s (Four Weddings and a Funeral) latest comedy-drama Hyde Park on Hudson is a masterful film about Franklin D. Roosevelt and his love affair with a distant cousin during a weekend holiday. Watch the film with the comforts of Shaw’s Premiere Screen hall located at nex, which has 48 deluxe leather seats and premium dine-in services in February 2013.Shaw Theatres nex, #04-64 nex, 23 Serangoon Central, 6235-2077, www.shaw.sg/premiere.21.) To a TeeLast but certainly not least, five readers will get their hands on a limited edition I-S x OuterEdit T-shirt (the design graces this issue’s cover too, natch). Emerging local graphic designer HAO came up with the futuristic pattern based on the themes of “Celebration” and “Geometry, Space & Time”. We’ve just turned 17 after all. How apt. Once you’ve decided what you want to do, sign up!