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F&L News: Highpoint Transforms In-Centre Dining with new precinct (Melbourne)

World class retail destination Highpoint Shopping Centre continues its impressive redevelopment with the opening of a new casual dining and urban entertainment precinct on Level One at the end of this month. Transforming the traditional fast food court concept, this dynamic food experience brings a carefully selected and diverse mix of authentic Asian restaurants to a purpose-built slow eating space in the West.

Application open to perform at Korea's largest indie music showcase festival - Zandari Festa

Started in 2012, Zandari Festa quickly established itself as South Korea’s largest music showcase festival. The annual event takes place in Seoul’s Hongdae area, the epicenter of youth culture in South Korea and ground zero for the country’s indie music scene. For three days each October, Zandari Festa brings together acts and music industry professionals from around the world for concerts and conferences at more than 20 unique venues around Hongdae. One wristband allows festival-goers access to all of Zandari Festa’s shows.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: flumpool - "You're Romantic" (Japan, 2015)

Set for release on August 5, flumpool's new track "You're Romantic" (Japanese title "夏よ止めないで" - "Don't Stop by Summer") is a sparking pop-rock track that will leave you with a smile on your face and an urge to throw paint-filled balloons at your friends.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: G.E.M - "Heartbeat" (Hong Kong, 2015)

Hong Kong pop princess G.E.M's latest offering "Heartbeat" (新的心跳) tells the story of three bullied high school girls trying their best to be accepted in a colourful and fun MV. The song is a powerful pop anthem with a heavy four-to-the-floor beat.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Straightener - "Inochi no Ato ni Saita Hana" (Japan, 2015)

Hello Asia's Japanese rock favourites Straightener can do no wrong - and they've proven it again with their new single "Inochi no Ato ni Saita Hana". The short version MV hints at a gentle and reserved song set to a beautifully artistic video featuring a girl dressed in white dancing a contemporary piece by a picturesque river.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: AAA - "Lover" (Japan, 2015)

Japanese co-ed pop group AAA (Triple A) are sharing the summer vibes in "Lover", their latest single out on July 29. It's a catchy and cute ditty that mixes glitchy beats, trancey synths, sparkling bells and clear, bright vocal harmonies, with a video that will make you crave a resort holiday with your besties.

Tour Diary: Foreign Architects (Perth) mini-documentary about Beerfest Asia in Singapore

Perth's Foreign Architects recently travelled to Singapore to perform at the annual Beerfest Asia Festival. Foreign Architects Matt Burke and Andrew Barnett takes us on a personal photo tour of their time in Singapore plus a mini documentary of some behind the scenes footage from the Lion City!

Cast for live-action film adaptation of ‘orange’ announced

The cast for the live-action film adaptation of Takano Ichigo’s manga series ‘orange’ has been announced.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: “You & Me” – Kisum feat. Jooyoung (South Korea, 2015)

Female rapper Kisum has released her new song, ‘You & Me’. The track has a relaxed pace, with Kisum’s skilful rapping offset by the smooth vocals of her collaborator, solo artist Jooyoung. The song’s lyrics talk about the tumultuous feelings of having a crush, as Kisum wonders whether there is ‘something going on between you and me’. If you’re in the mood for something cute and playful, you can take a look at the video below!

Idoling!!! to release last album on September 9

Following the news earlier this year that J-pop girl group Idoling!!! was going to break up this October, it has been announced that the group’s last album ‘SINGLE COLLECTION!!!’ will be released on September 9.