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...

Aes-TECH-tics

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.

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.

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.

Mid-sized theatre to be built on Esplanade waterfront

PLANS are underway by Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay to build a mid-sized waterfront theatre that will focus on creating more made-in-Singapore works.

A Moment to Share

SAN Francisco coffee and scented candles are not a natural match, but they were heaven-sent for a busy executive having a meeting over coffee at the new Monumental Lifestyle cafe-store.

How race and creed colour our friendships

"THIS Chord" could very well also sound like "discord", in notorious "local" pronunciation, and this play on the word is indicative of how Haresh Sharma's nuanced drama can be read on several levels...

First-time buyers on Affordable Art Fair's radar

THE Affordable Art Fair (AAF) appeals to first-time buyers and new art collectors and it continues to keep that demographic in mind as it enters its eighth year.

Dreamscape where nightmares loom

THE plot is forgettable and a tad too long and meandering, but The Fingerplayers' Itsy - The Musicalabout a boy and an evil spider has world-class staging with excellent puppetry effects...

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...