Modern Classic

IN JUST THE BLINK of an eye, Chanel’s J12 has turned 20. Over two decades, the iconic timepiece has had various facelifts – from redesigns to complications – but the watch has always stayed recognisable.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

For watch boutiques and car showrooms, premium also now means safe

WITH Phase 2 of reopening the Singapore economy kicking in from Friday, the weekend is set to come early for shopaholics and potential car buyers as retail stores in malls and car showrooms prepare to resume business in the next 48 hours.

SATURDAY SOAPBOX

Goodbye, circuit breaker!

IT started innocently with Dalgona Coffee, the foamy Korean beverage that went viral on the Internet because anybody could make it at home with just instant coffee, sugar, water and a whisk.

COMMENTARY

No easy balance in exiting Circuit Breaker

ABOUT two weeks from today, Singapore would have just exited the eight-week Circuit Breaker period and find itself in Safe Opening, the first of three planned phases of rebooting the economy.

Familiar Favourites

WITH ITS ELEGANTLY understated design and minimalist aesthetic, it’s easy to see why the Portugieser comes across as the quieter cousin in IWC’s family of watches.

Covid-19 or not, Scorpions will rock you like a hurricane

IT will take more than just the Covid-19 to stop Scorpions from touring the world.

Pitch Perfect

No musical instruments, no computers, just pure vocal magic. That’s the appeal of Pentatonix, one of the world’s most popular acapella groups. Since winning The SingOff  talent show in 2011, the quintet has recorded albums, toured the world and won three Grammys along the way.

Morrison Magic

Hidden Gems

One of the biggest Oscar snubs this year is Uncut Gems (pictured), now streaming on Netflix. Written and directed by the Safdie brothers (Good Time), the dark thriller stars the king of slapstick Adam Sandler in another rare non-comedic role.

Fast Cash

In the 90s, McDonald's in America introduced a version of the Monopoly game where winners could win everything from soda to fries and cash.

Award-Winning Cinema

If mainstream Chinese New Year blockbusters aren't your cup of tea, head to The Projector where you'll find a handful of under-the-radar gems that are not playing at your local multiplex.

Cable Goodies

No Netflix? No worries because StarHub Entertainment has got your back.

Festive Blockbusters

Going to the cinema is a big part of Chinese New Year for many Singaporeans and a nice break from house visits.

Bon Again

Grammy-winning indie folk rock act Bon Iver is back to play Singapore after it sold out its last gig here in 2016.

Dark Horse

Jojo Rabbit is a dark horse in this year’s Oscar race - considering it’s a black comedy and not the usual heavy drama or biopic that sweeps nominations.

Behind The Vatican

After Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, Oscar buzz continues to sizzle on your TV with Netflix’s latest contender, The Two Popes. Directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and written by Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody), the fly-on-the-wall Vatican drama...

Panerai's New Home

Panerai has a new home at Marina Bay Sands. The new boutique is the Florentine luxury watchmaker's 121st in the world and seventh in Southeast Asia/Oceania.

Burgers And Guys

American burger, fries and milkshake institution, Five Guys, has finally opened in Singapore; and as expected, the queue is pretty long (for a good reason, of course).

Funny Business

Two members of comic royalty are making their way to Singapore in 2020. First up is John Cleese of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers fame.

Second Coming

Before Supreme ruled streetwear culture, there was [Íxi:z].

Guitar Hero

Fresh from playing festivals in Taiwan, Japan and Malaysia, singer-songwriter Charlie Lim returns to play a homecoming gig this weekend to cap off an eventful 2019.

Pitch Control

Richard Mille has released a new model celebrating Roberto Mancini’s return to the Italian national football team.

On The Prowl

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS is clawing its way back to Singapore. The stage production opens next week, ahead of Tom Hopper’s big screen adaptation during Christmas.

ENTERPRISE 50 2019

Gala celebration of Singapore's Top 50 companies

BUSINESS leaders and VIPs turned up to honour and celebrate the accomplishments of Singapore's top 50 privately held companies at the Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards gala dinner on Nov 26.  

New kid on the festival block impresses

SINGAPORE has a new music festival, but what a pity some people forgot to show up.