While the usual chinese magazine Singapore textbooks would be limited to specific kinds of topics, as available on the internet. It would cover the latest news stories and make use of the latest and trendiest language. You would be able to choose contemporary Chinese vernacular that would not be available in the textbook.
A usual magazine article could be easily read in a couple of minutes. It would be relatively easier to digest, as compared to the book. The shorter length would allow you to read the content quickly through various articles and topics. It would help you learn Chinese in the easiest manner.