A hit with viewers right till the end

MWhen he saw the series referenced in political news one day, he knew the show was "becoming zeitgeist". ...

Downton Abbey fans in for a treat at S'pore exhibition

AFTER six seasons of playing Carson the butler in the hugely popular TV series Downton Abbey, actor Jim Carter says he doesn't know what to do with the butler service that comes with his room stay at Marina Bay Sands (MBS)...

Best face forward

Advanced technology has produced such good results in cosmetic procedures that even men are getting it, not just women.

Celebrating the body in movement

JUST how many ways can the body move? Dance fans got an inkling of the range of movements possible at the M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival's Open Stage + DiverCity last weekend. ...

Classical music amid lush greenery

ONCE a year, the sounds of tenors and sopranos would fill the air at Singapore Botanic Gardens, as the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) brings Mozart and Rossini songs to life there.

Something to smile about

SINGAPOREANS may have previously accepted their natural smiles in terms of crookedness, colour or shape of their teeth, but not any more - not with the greater in dental aesthetics over the last five to ten years.

Banking On Health

He has represented Australia in two sports - rugby and bobsleigh - at Olympic level, but Jeremy Rolleston's latest "sport" may be more daunting than competing against other top sportsmen. ...

World's first cyborg can hear colours

MOST, if not all, of those who are colour-blind live with their condition, but not Neil Harbisson, the world's first legally recognised cyborg who has an implanted antenna to "hear" colours since he can't see them...

Space for Change

Yoshino is a little district in Nara prefecture that, like most rural communities in Japan, has seen its young people leave in droves for the big city, leaving behind stagnating industry and economic uncertainty.

SLO to perform Donizetti work for first time

NON-OPERA lovers might find it easier to segue into the art form with Singapore Lyric Opera's (SLO) staging of the comic operetta L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love), if they deem melodramatic, romantic operas to be too daunting...

My weekend

I make it a point to spend time with friends over the weekend, when we dream up ways to integrate new technology into the arts, culture and creative industries.

M1's month of contemporary dance kicks off

THE contemporary dance scene has grown by leaps and bounds in the last five years and this year's eighth edition of the M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival attests to that growth with a wide variety of international and local offerings. ...

Peek into Korea's Joseon dynasty

MUCH of what we know and understand of Korean culture today comes from the Joseon dynasty, the last one to rule Korea. It is also one of the longest ruling dynasties in East Asia, and shaped the modern Korea we know today.

Nomad's land

HERE'S a typical work day for Hazel Teng, digital marketer for a Singapore start-up: yoga, breakfast and a six-minute bicycle ride from her apartment to KoHub's co-working space in Ko Lanta, Thailand...

You are what you drink - and discard

A PICTURE is worth a thousand words, so the saying goes. Judge for yourself at Equivalence - a solo show by photographer Stefen Chow and economist Lin Hui-Yi which aims to portray the effect of a global economy through discarded drink cans.

Potty-mouthed sock puppeteer packs a punch

IN the 19th century, Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde rocked the Victorian world; and since then there have been many variations of stories and characters based on the idea of split personalities and alter egos...

Add to 100 years of our history

CROWDSOURCING isn't always about money. For one of the latest projects by National Library, it's about getting information from the public...


A gel is applied to the face, followed by a heated applicator that should immediately shrink the skin as the radiofrequency waves go into the subdermal and inner dermis layers.

My weekend

I teach most Saturdays at The Kitchen Society, a small cooking school on Kim Yam Road, so that means I'm up pretty early to go marketing for fresh ingredients...

Gabrielle Tay

In 2015, Singaporean Gabrielle Tay saw the 21st century's worst refugee crisis in Europe unfold on television in her living room in Zurich, Switzerland. The scenes of desperate people sprawled out and sleeping on the floor of Keleti Station in Budapest, Hungary - stopped in their tracks as...

Olden & Golden

ARCHITECT Leong Hon Kit moved his office, Wynk Collaborative, to Golden Mile Complex in 2014. He loves how it was designed, especially the floors above the shops.

Global Wellness banks on beauty offerings

INVESTMENT group Global Wellness Holdings (GWH) is investing in a big way in Singapore's aesthetics industry - and pushing the group's beauty offerings up a notch with its newest luxury aesthetics arm. ...

Ancient perspectives on the universe

THE latest exhibition at the ArtScience Museum is a portal to the universe - through the filters of science, religion and art. Humans have been interested in heaven and earth from time immemorial and sought to grasp it as well as they could.

Lao Jiu: a superb S'pore musical

EMOTIVE songs, effective choreography, and a moving story with a classic struggle - The Theatre Practice's Lao Jiu: The Musical ticks all the boxes as a great Singapore (Mandarin) musical. ...

The demons arising from grief

DIRECTOR Guy Unsworth believes the upcoming play Hand to God has something his Singapore audience can relate to.