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Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore

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You are what you Google, or so they say. Sports, movies, online shopping, and Pokémon — these are things that Singaporeans have looked up most in 2017.

The world’s top search engine has released Singapore’s top searches this year and this is what it looks like:

10. Ezbuy

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore exbuy

Online shopping is a big thing in Singapore. This e-commerce site received a lot of traffic this year, if you base it on SG’s searches. The site makes the list at number ten.

9. Lazada Singapore

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore lazada singapore

The next top search is still an online shopping site. Lazada Singapore, a website that sells everything from clothes, to electronics, and everything in between, is at number nine.

8. Justice League

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore justice league

The Hollywood hit movie was certainly something Singaporeans enjoyed, or at least were curious about. Justice League makes it as a top search in Singapore at number eight.

7. SEA Games

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore sea games

Singapore is a participating country in the Southeast Asian Games.  The 2017 SEA Games, held in Malaysia this year, was also highly Googled. It takes the seventh spot.

6. Wimbledon

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore wimbledon

At the sixth spot, Wimbledon! Singaporeans are also pretty big tennis fans, it seems.

5. Beauty and the Beast

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore beauty and the beast

The timeless Disney classic is at number five. Beauty and the Beast‘s live action adaptation starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens is the tenth-highest grossing film of all time.

4. Wonder Woman

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore wonder woman

2017’s favorite heroine takes the fourth spot. Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot is the fourth installment from the DC Extended Universe.

3. iPhone X

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore iPhone X

Apple’s tenth-anniversary borderless phone got Singaporeans curious. The iPhone X takes the third top spot in in this year’s most Googled phrases.

READ MORE: Apple iPhone X Hands-on Review

2. iPhone 8

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore iPhone 8

GadgetMatch personally witnessed the Singaporean hype over the iPhone 8; people lined up outside the Apple store on the day this handset was released!

READ MORE: Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Review

1. SGPokeMap

Top 2017 Google searches in Singapore SGPOKEMAP

According to this list, Pokémon is still a big thing in Singapore. SGPokeMap tracks Pokémon Go sightings in real-time all around the peninsula. Singaporeans have to catch them all!

SEE ALSO: Top 2017 Google searches in the Philippines

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Swings Bluetooth earphones are also good-looking earrings

You’ll never lose your buds again

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Bluetooth earphones are all the rage these days, sure. But as great as the tech is, most of these earphones all still look a little, well, awkward. (In that, I mean they still won’t match most outfits, let’s be real.)

Scandi Electronics sought to solve that problem with the Swings Bluetooth Earrings. These are good-looking earrings — and when I say good-looking, I mean you can really wear them out in real life — that double as earphones.

The concept is simple: Create something attractive that’s also functional. It may sound easy, but believe me, there’s only a small number of wearable tech that actually looks as good as jewelry. It works like this:

The drop earrings are swung around and voila, they’re earbuds! Once they’re in your ear, they automatically start playing your tunes. It has noise-canceling capabilities and five-hour battery life. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about them falling out.

Swings aren’t just for your listening and looking pleasure. It’s also equipped with mics and AI support for Google, Siri, and Alexa.

They don’t only look good, they’re also supposed to be pretty comfortable to wear. The earrings are lightweight and have silicone comfort-cap backs that you can even sleep in. There are three color versions available: silver/white, gold/white, and rose gold/white.

For the sportier ladies, there’s also a pair specially designed for the more active lifestyle. These black drops are called the Swings Sport.

Instead of the metal detail, this pair has silicone bands which make them shock- and sweat-proof. Talk about exercising in style!

If you’re sold on these earrings (like I am), you’d have to be a little patient. They ship out April of next year, so there’s a lot of time to plan outfits that’ll match your new danglies. Check out their Kickstarter page here.

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Moments: Sydney

The sites of Sydney are vlog-worthy!

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Sydney, in the words of a local that I met, is the hot chick at a party that dazzles you with good looks and just makes you want to get to know them better. The sites of Sydney are beautiful, and everywhere you turn, you’ll definitely find something vlog- or Instagram-ready. Here’s Sydney, through the lens of the Vivo X21.

SEE MORE: Can you unlock your phone like this?

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Sony XB Series Speakers: His and Hers

Portable speakers for everyone!

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Speakers may be made for parties and fun gatherings, but that’s not always the case. It can also be your best buddy, even during times when you’re not out socializing.

In the fourth installment of His and Hers, I went through a different route. I wanted to show how instrumental music is in our lives. These are the latest additions to Sony’s Extra Bass Portable Bluetooth speakers: the SRS-XB41 and SRS-XB21.

Both speakers have the same features and the only noticeable differences are in terms of size and, of course, the party lights. The SRS-XB41 comes in red with flashing strobes and a changing line light in multiple colors. It’s perfect for guys who like it flashy but don’t mind having a bulky and heavy speaker.

The SRS-XB21, on the other hand, comes in white with lights of the same color. It’s perfect for girls who like something that will fit in their bags — something they can carry wherever they go.


Let your heart sing with art

It’s not every day you get to wake up with a beautiful view. So, when creativity kicks in, bring out your portable speaker and art kit! Roll up your sleeves and paint something in sync with the beat. Next thing you know, you’ve already created something you can be proud of.


Beating the game

Some game nights can be enjoyed when you have a friend by your side. But sometimes, a speaker can be enough of a buddy. Play loud music that pumps you up, makes you smash those buttons, clear the stages, and win!


Pretty by the pool

There are times when stress gets the best of us, so it’s important to find time to relax. Put those sunglasses on and show off that new swimsuit you just bought. This splash-proof speaker is a good companion when lounging by the pool so you can listen to some great summer tunes. Now, go ahead, take a dip, and enjoy this moment.


Playing the right jam

After playing ball, you’ll find yourself trying to recover from a tiring game. Pull out that speaker and play your relaxing tunes. With the Sony Music Center app, you can select your favorite playlists, change the lighting patterns and sound modes, and be in complete control of your music. Be your own DJ when you turn on the live mode; you’ll get a festival vibe that takes your experience to the next level.


Lost in music and words

When the weather’s all cuddly and gloomy, it becomes ideal to stay indoors and have coffee by the bedside table. Pair it up with a good book, like Eat, Pray, Love, and a speaker to play some mellow music that soothes you. That’s the recipe for a perfect day!


Own the night

These wireless speakers remind us to stay connected. Invite your BF or BFF to come over and light up the night. Hand over some wine and unwind from everyday stress.


This episode of His and Hers proved that music is a necessary companion in our lives. It has the power to change a person or a place’s mood, and with the right speakers like Sony’s SRS-XB21 or the SRS-XB41, the moment can be more enjoyable and memorable.

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