Say halo to better health

TWO years ago, Krishna Bagaria was in Germany on business when he came across a salt therapy centre.

Turn back the clock

You're well aware of non-invasive youth-generating treatments, but botox and fillers can only go so far, explains Kenneth Thean, medical director of Ensoul Clinic. For a more natural, organic lifting of the face, today's aesthetic machines have finally caught up to meet demands for...
SIFA 2017

When the world goes to the dogs

THE influx of refugees has been a top global crisis in recent years, playing a big part in seismic political shifts which partly led to the United Kingdom's Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump in the United States...
SIFA 2017

Club dancing distilled with style

IF there's a dance to send you into a trance, it would be Christian Rizzo's Le Syndrome Ian. The set and the dancers create a "mood piece" which could ease you into la-la land, if it wasn't so stylishly beautiful to look at...

Handing over to the next generation

FROM art collector to gallery owner - that's one of the classic paths taken by those in the art market. It is generally the case too in Indonesia, where those who started their galleries in the 1990s or early 2000s would have first been collectors...

Public preview gives glimpse of museum's potential

VISITORS who caught the public preview at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum Macan), the first institution of its kind in Indonesia, got a glimpse of its exciting potential.

Several firsts for Art Stage Jakarta

GALLERIES in Singapore and other countries in the region, such as Malaysia, are finding a foothold in the Indonesian contemporary art market, thanks to Art Stage Jakarta which is making its sophomore outing this weekend.

Romeo and Juliet romance comes alive in dance

JOHN Cranko's Romeo and Juliet is widely acclaimed as the best dance treatment of Sergei Prokofiev's celebrated ballet score. The piece the South African choreographer created for the Stuttgart Ballet in 1962 gave the company a huge lift in the ballet world, where it has been well...
M1 CONTACT CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL

New works rock Asian Festival Exchange

EXPECT the works to be "raw", cautioned Kuik Swee Boon, artistic director of the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival, referring to two of the five works in last Monday's Asian Festival Exchange (AFX). The performance booklet also listed them as works-in-progress because the...

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...