Did you know about these amazing lobangs only available in Yishun?

May 18th, 2017 Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive, GV25 Rachel Chan 10 min read

Decades before Yishun was transformed into the New Town we know today, the precinct was home to indigenous nomadic boat dwellers called Orang Seletar. Pepper and gambier plantations flourished. After the pepper and gambier planters relocated to Johor, came a young industrialist named Lim Nee Soon who leased lots of freehold land from the British colonial government to cultivate rubber and pineapple. The villagers who…

What Mr Popcorn is saying when you don’t behave at the cinema

Oct 15th, 2016 Comedy, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

The lights are out and you think nobody will see you, or at least, you think they won’t notice. You ease your aching, sore feet out of your heels and place them tenderly on the velvet arm rest in front. You take out the portobello mushroom cheese sandwich (with extra tuna) you smuggled into the cinema in your roomy tote bag, and prepare to eat it. You’re conscious that…

Pick your worst fear at Golden Village this Halloween

Oct 6th, 2016 Asian Cinema, Event, GV Exclusive, Horror Rachel Chan 5 min read

Is being tailed by a ghost child or being stuck in a train with flesh-eating zombies more scary? Find out at Horrorthon 2016 this Halloween! Golden Village’s annual spook-fest features a total of four films this year, which are bound to send shivers down your spine. Heard of the Taiwanese urban legend about the little girl in the red dress? Footage taken on a hiking trip in…

Boo Junfeng won’t leave you hanging at his Blog Aloud session [Giveaway inside]

Jun 27th, 2016 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Event, GV Exclusive, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 5 min read

How does one go about making a film about being an executioner? As Boo Junfeng, director of Apprentice, will tell you, it took him five years, during which he interviewed retired executioners, religious counsellors, and family members of those who have received the death sentence. The latest film of Singapore’s critically acclaimed Boo focuses not just on the death penalty, but the point of view of the…

X-Men Apocalypse. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 reasons why Professor X would never be able to start a school in Singapore

May 17th, 2016 Action, Event, Free Stuff, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

In X-Men: Apocalypse, Professor X has effectively set up his own BMTC (Basic Military Training Centre) for mutants (people born with special power). After all, when he says he’s “training them to use their powers wisely,” he’s actually teaching them how to fight using their mutant abilities. Don’t believe him when he calls them students, they’re really soldiers – no, commandos! Hey, that’s an entrepreneurial idea…

Local musicians at The Songs We Sang: Blog Aloud.

Local musicians talk about xinyao at The Songs We Sang: Blog Aloud

Mar 31st, 2016 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Documentary, Event, GV Exclusive, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 7 min read

Xinyao fans from across Singapore attended The Songs We Sang: Blog Aloud session last week on March 22, where director Eva Tong and four of Singapore’s best young musicians held a dialogue session about the music scene in Singapore. Shigga Shay, Inch Chua, Diya Tan, and Carrie Yeo joined xinyao enthusiasts of all ages in a special preview screening of The Songs We Sang. While the four singers…

Celebrate a magical Christmas with Star Wars at GV Gold Class

Dec 24th, 2015 Action, Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 3 min read

This Christmas, those who catch the latest Star Wars movie at selected Golden Village Gold Class cinemas are in for a treat. For just today (Dec 25) and tomorrow, you’ll get to enjoy performances by roving magicians Alexander Yuen and Shawn Chua when you buy a ticket to Gold Class Magical Christmas: Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Gold Class VivoCity, Gold Class Grand, Gold Class Katong and Gold Class Suntec. The…

Wine and dine in class. Gold Class.

Nov 5th, 2015 Action, Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 2 min read

What do cocktails, jazz music, good food and James Bond have in common? You can enjoy all of them at the same time, same place this weekend. If you’re planning a special date night between tomorrow to Sunday (November 6 to 8), you might be thrilled to find out that for just $99 (or $95 for GV Movie Club members), you’ll get to sip a cocktail while being regaled by…

Sometimes, parents need to take Baby Steps too

Oct 11th, 2015 Adult Themes, Arthouse, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 5 min read

Movies about coming out is old hat. But a movie about a mother coming out to her friends? This is something you have got to bring your parents to see. October 9 to 18 marks the 7thLove & Pride Film Festival, where Golden Village screens a curated list of films featuring homosexual themes or content in contemporary cinema. This year’s event opened with Taiwanese-American filmmaker Barney Cheng’s new movie, Baby Steps,…

What went down on Thomas & Friends Family Day

Sep 5th, 2015 Animation, Child-friendly, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 9 min read

We had already tried Shaun the Sheep. We’d done Peppa Pig, and yet, we were brave enough to attempt another Family Day, this time in the company of an old classic: Thomas the Tank Engine. I’ll be honest, I was skeptical. Not so much because we had tested these type of venues before, but more so because I was doubtful whether Thomas and his train friends, 70 years…