Starter Kit For Startups
MONOCLE - THAT LIFESTYLE magazine for chic jetsetters - has just added a new title to its print portfolio focusing on startups and entrepreneurs. Titled The Entrepreneurs, it's inspired by Monocle's popular podcast of the same name that's been running since 2011, and aims to provide new...
A Sense Of Raw Humanity
IN WET SEASON, you never see its lead character Ling cry. When the world gets too much and the dams are about to burst, the camera finds every excuse to obscure her tears. It might film her through the rear view mirror of her car, so we see only the lower part of her face. It might shift its...
Some of the biggest names in dance are set to thrill at the Esplanade's da:ns festival.
Provocations abound in Merdeka, a new play examining our colonial legacy written by Alfian Sa'at and Neo Hai Bin, and directed by Glen Goei and Jo Kukathas.
Peggy Chan, activist & restaurateur of Nectar Hong Kong
LONG BEFORE ECO-CONSCIOUS plant-based cuisine became popular among ethical diners, chef Peggy Chan was already advocating vegetarianism and veganism in Hong Kong.
Elaine Bedell, CEO, Southbank Centre, London
What makes a hit TV show such as Top Gear, The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent? How does a show transcend the small screen to become part of the cultural conversation?
IT'S NOT HARD to fall hard for Seattle. It's a city designed for urban travellers looking for all the attractions a great city has to offer — but at a pace two notches lower than New York, Paris or London.
IN A CITY of the future, catastrophic water shortages have forced the city’s inhabitants to cut back on their water consumption habits – which includes the privilege of having their own toilets at home. They instead have to pay to use the public toilets controlled by...
The film adaptation of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer-winning novel The Goldfinch was ravaged by critics as "dull", earning just 25 out of 100 on rottentomatoes.com.
Head to the Botanic Gardens for a celebration of German-Singaporean cultural and diplomatic ties.
Inside the mind of Anna Wintour
MANY PEOPLE ARE a little scared of Anna Wintour. True to her name, the editor-in-chief of Vogue US comes across as both chic and icy.
Luxury cruises cater to Asian tastes
UniWorld’s “floating boutique hotels” have become more popular among the region’s travellers
Nine years ago, Kevin Loh was talentscouted by The Yehudi Menuhin School via his YouTube Channel when he was 12.
IN 2013, JIAN Yang became a viral sensation when Reuters, Huffington Post and Daily Mail wrote about his massive collection of dolls, which has doubled since then to a staggering 12,000. He currently holds the title as the world’s largest male collector of Barbie dolls.
The meaning of life
AT THE END of one group session, participants of the recent TEDxSingapore Salon event each wrote on a piece of paper what made them happy.
Shedding Light On China-US Trade War
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE between American and Chinese factory workers? A provocative new American documentary titled American Factory lets you count the ways: The American factory worker is fatter and works more slowly; the Chinese factory worker is thinner and more energetic and productive. The...
Wisecrackers Of Oz
In the mood for some Aussie humour? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is back with a crew of stand-up comedians ready to make you laugh.
From Page To Stage
Published in 1962, Anthony Burgess’ novel A Clockwork Orange divided the literary world for its no-holds-barred exploration of youth violence.
Claire Chiang, Business Owner and Activist
IN A WAY, Claire Chiang has always lived by the ethos of conservation.
Return Of Bon Iver
By now, American singer-songwriter Justin Vernon’s lonely sojourn in the woods in 2006 to heal a broken heart and create Bon Iver’s first album For Emma, Forever Ago is the stuff of mythology.
Sounds Like Nostalgia
The first English-language Singapore album to achieve platinum status was The Mad Chinaman by Dick Lee in 1989.
120 talents picked for ChildAid concert
OVER 120 talented children aged six to 19 have been selected to perform at the 15th ChildAid concert organised by two Singapore Press Holdings newspapers, The Business Times and The Straits Times. The popular charity concert raises funds for The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BTBAF) and...