A Paradise In Waiting

"You are home! I've got you - you are home!" ...

Looking at Singapore through foreign eyes

WORKS by two foreign-born, Singapore-based artists currently on show here not only give an idea of how they see the island republic, but also how they use their art to bridge understanding and build relationships.

Life Cycle

NINE years ago, Poon Kng Joo took part in OCBC's inaugural mass cycling event and was awed by the 11,000 crowd. "The turnout was impressive. I saw potential there," he recalls. The 62 year-old had already been in the vintage car building and body repainting business for over 40 years...

The play's the thing, that from Oxford they bring

WILLIAM Shakespeare's plays like Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Tempest - which are so much a part of our Western literary knowledge and tradition - could well have been lost if not for the bard's friends who banded together to get them published in a folio. ...

Looking Good in the Future

SNAIL slime. Argan serum. Ultrasonic waves to hydrogen sprays. You name it, some scientist from Korea, Japan or Taiwan would have figured out a way to turn it into a beauty serum or hand-held device to force feed your epidermis with nutrients. They may or may not work, but the only sure thing is...

How raw materials morph into consumer objects

ARTIST Delia Prvacki's hometown in northern Transylvania was surrounded by mines, and she grew up listening to stories and myths about the landscape and observing the heritage related to the mountains that were rich in gold and other metals. ...

Winning fashion statement: it's really quite ephemeral

FASHION can often be worn to make political statements and it was the perfect vehicle for artist Yom Bo Sung, 21. His "Gunny Stack" was a reminder that the latest and most desired fashion often still ends up being given away. Yom's sculpture bagged the top prize in the BAZAAR...

Let's get this party started

FORMER Zouk clubbers will be able to relive the good old days when DJ Aldrin Quek gets up on Capitol Theatre's stage to play a whole set of house music - which ranges from the years 1991 to 2015 - from the former club...

My Weekend

"I like to spend my weekends finding visual inspirations, and discovering new spaces and moments in the city. ...

Whang Shang Ying

A former partner at Drew and Napier, Whang Shang Ying practised law for eight years before he decided to join his father in running Lam Soon - the company behind Knife brand cooking oil - which his grandfather founded in 1929.

A play as scientific as it is romantic

AT its basic, British playwright Nick Payne's play, Constellations, is a romantic boy-meets-girl story. But throw in the fact that he's a beekeeper and she works in the field of quantum cosmology, you can expect some sparks there with pretty deep conversations...

How To Keep Your Hair On

What's a line-free, pore-less complexion if it's topped with a head of thinning hair? Or a fresh youthful face with a receding hairline? It's questions like these that are sending more people from all age groups to their doors, say trichology salon owners. ...

Revisiting exhibition in art book

PHOTOGRAPHER Ang Song Nian's exhibition at Deck might have ended, but you can still see his photographs, or revisit them, in the form of an art book. ...

From a light art installation show to a lifestyle festival

THE light festival at Marina Bay is morphing from a mere light art installation show to a "lifestyle" festival this year, with more community engagement. And it plans to go annual, instead of being a biennial affair. ...

Capturing the dark times of Singapore's war years

LOCAL oral history accounts and memoirs as well as everyday objects during the Japanese Occupation years are a major feature in the new permanent exhibition at the Former Ford Factory.

The smartphone way to see a tropical jungle

IMAGINE holding up a smartphone to walk through a virtual rainforest experience at the ArtScience Museum, and at the end of it, press a button to have a real tree planted in Central Sumatera. The latest exhibition at the science-based museum marries conservation, technology and real life engagement...
HUAYI 2017 – CHINESE FESTIVAL OF ARTS

A life of grit amid the glam

THE actor's life might seem glamourous, but what is it really like when they're not playing the role of their dreams? Singapore-based actor Yeo Yann Yann gave us a hyper, heady, but wonderfully honest glimpse into what life as a mid-career actor could be like in Actor, Forty...
HUAYI 2017 – CHINESE FESTIVAL OF ARTS

Cloud Gate 2 leaves crowd on cloud nine

THOSE who skipped Taiwanese Cloud Gate 2's triple bill debut here because they thought it would be an extension of the main company's zen-like pieces, would have missed out on an exhilarating night of dance...

The Pillowman is coming back

LOCAL theatre company Pangdemonium hasn't got to the point where it is considering re-staging its plays. But Tracie Pang, the company's co-artistic director, is making an exception for The Pillowman, which she directed 10 years ago...

Everton Park

NIK Chew is one of the newer residents of Spottiswoode Park Road, where he bought and moved into a shophouse - one of the smallest in this neighbourhood, he says modestly -in 2014. It's a dream house (a traditional shophouse) in a dream neighbourhood (charming Peranakan heritage) for the...

Andrew Weil

ANDREW Weil is a medical doctor well known for his collaboration with beauty brand Estee Lauder's Origins line. Andrew Weil for Origins is certainly one of his most recognisable trademarks, but he made a name for himself in the US as far back as the 1970s when he pioneered the philosophy of...

Progress vs tradition redux, 14 years on

THEATRE company Toy Factory Productions (TFP) is revisiting a play that it last mounted 14 years ago.

A play that salutes teachers

BEFORE Alvin Tan went into theatre full-time, he was a trainee teacher.

Cutting Edge Beauty

Mothers and daughters have always done girly things together. Sharing makeup; mani-pedi sessions; body scrubs at the spa. Now add cosmetic surgery into the mix as families talk about breast implants and eyebag removal as easily as discussing which college to apply to.

My Weekend

I'm currently training for my first ultra race - Translantau50, which is taking place on March 11 on Lantau Island in Hong Kong...