French Flair

It's hard to categorise Charles-Baptiste's eclectic brand of pop but we were won over the moment we watched a YouTube video of him covering Daft Punk's Get Lucky in French on the piano. Catch him in the flesh as he plays a free concert in Singapore as part of this year's Voila!...

For The Record

Through the decades, numerous rock stars (and their fans) have adopted Fred Perry as their apparel of choice, giving the brand a long association with music despite its origins in tennis.

Rock Of Ages

The annual Record Store Day (RSD) returns again on Saturday. Started in America in 2007, it has grown into a worldwide phenomenon and is celebrated on every corner of the earth except Antarctica. (According to the founders, they are working on it!)

Rediscovering Your 'Hood

If you think you've spotted someone you know behaving like an out-of-towner sometime in the last fortnight, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Chances are, he or she was checking out the Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF), organised by the National Heritage Board...

Pay it Forward

Homegrown start-up Free Good has developed an app for the public to request for as well as give away personal items like books, furniture, electronics or kitchenware. The aim is to foster a community spirit while also reducing wastage.

High-Tech Luxe

You can't ignore the signs: the Swiss luxury watch industry is getting smart. At Baselworld 2018, Hublot showcased the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, its first ever connected timepiece...

Meet the Stars

The Avengers - or rather the cast of Marvel's latest big screen superhero outing - are coming to Singapore. Robert Downey Jr (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange), Karen Gillan (Nebula) and director Joe Russo will meet fans at Marina Bay Sands at a...

Perry Madness

Katy Perry's shows are "live" spectacles with plenty of larger-than-life props and quite unlike any other concerts you've seen. Think Lady Gaga but bigger and bolder...

Irish Sensation

The Script is Ireland's biggest music export since U2 and the three-piece, comprising Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power, are no strangers to Singapore...

Alessandro Bastagli

Alessandro Bastagli is everything you'd expect of a fashion mogul. He's dapper - though you could attribute it to his Italian roots - with a full head of white hair that adds a touch of dignity...

Luxury In A Bottle

FRANCOIS DEMACHY was destined to be a perfumer.

Vinyl Pop-Up

Crate diggers take note, The Analog Assembly is back. The pop-up buy/sell/trade vinyl fair took a break last year but will return for its third edition on Saturday.

Party On

The upcoming Singapore International Jazz Festival (Sing Jazz) has just gotten bigger with four additional acts announced.

Now Showing

The story of the world's best selling Christian single, I Can Only Imagine, comes to life in a biopic named after the tune...

Rethinking Retail

UNLESS YOU LIVE UNDER A ROCK with no Internet connection, chances are that you own something that you bought online at some time or other.

Music Untangled

An all-purpose, no-frills entry-level model, the JBL T110BT is priced sensibly for those just getting into wireless earphones.

Dancefloor Bangers

Adrian Wee aka @weelikeme and Robin Chua @KidG have been spinning indie and alternative rock music at nightspots and festivals as Poptart since 2004. The duo are playing their first club show of the year on Saturday at Canvas and if you want to get into the mood, check out some of Poptart's...

Battle Bots

You know the summer movie season is just around the corner when superheroes, monsters and robots start taking over multiplexes. Warming up the screen is Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to the 2013 original directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Hits For The Home

March is set to be a month of blockbusters on HOOQ, the video-on-demand joint venture launched by Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner bros in 2015.

Decade Of Darkness

In 2006, The Observatory's Yuen Chee Wai and Norwegian experimental composer Lasse Marhaug spent a night recording at the now-defunct FluxUs record store at Peninsula Shopping Centre. The session was partially mixed but never finished or released. ...

Full Revolution

BUYING A LUXURY WATCH IS no different from buying any big ticket item: you shop around to compare prices, weigh your options, ask your friends for their opinions, all before finally pulling the trigger on the big day.

Danish Delights

Five documentaries are lined up for this year's Danish Film Festival. The...

All That Jazz

The fifth edition of the Singapore International Jazz Festival will once again take place against the backdrop of the city skyline at Marina Bay Sands. Indulge in a wide range of genres including soul, blues, latin, funk and hip-hop over three nights, with 30 hours of live music by 12 acts expected.

Barking Chic

The house visits and pineapple tarts binge might be more or less over but technically it's still the Year of the Dog and Dover Street Market (DSM) has invited some of its friends to design shirts that pay tribute to man's best friend...

Bespoke Service

Montblanc's newest boutique at Paragon is the first in the region to offer on-the-spot embossing and engraving on its small leather goods and writing instruments. The process will take just five minutes instead of five days like it used to...