Going Green: How to incorporate plants into your home decor

FOR AS LONG as he can remember, Jonathan Choe has always loved plants. He jokes that his mother got him interested because she made him take care of her plants that would otherwise die in her hands.

Love is the Answer

HOW DO I love thee? Goes the sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, which was dedicated to her husband, poet Robert Browning, for rescuing her from a desperate and reclusive lifestyle.

Neighbourhood Chow

Buffalo Swing

The Laguna Golf Lang Co in Vietnam is quite unlike any golf course in the world. Not because the 18-hole course designed by Nick Faldo lets you golf in the vicinity of tropical jungles, sand dunes and rice paddies, but because you get to meet its green keepers: a family of water buffaloes.

The Oval House

​A BIRD FLYING above the houses near Holland Road probably wouldn’t take a second look at the sea of red and grey roofs below it. But it might do a double take when it spies what looks like a giant grey egg, lying on its side, with a cross in the centre, and three “fingers” extending out of it.

Sister Acts

When American-Chinese sisters Valerie and Bebe Ding opened a boxing studio in Los Angeles in 2017, no one believed it would be a hit.

Neighbourhood Museum

IT WAS A SAD DAY in April 2018 when Thin Huat, a family-run provision shop at Tanglin Halt, closed its doors after serving the community for over five decades.

Have Your Cake And Eat It

For someone who loves baking, it was a nightmare for Ramya Ragupathi, when some years ago, she started developing a reaction to wheat and dairy products.

Pass The Bubbly

Over 30 years ago, Nyetimber Vineyard in Southern England set itself a goal - to make the finest English sparkling wine. It was also the first producer of its kind to grow the three celebrated grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.

Chairs For All

IKEA started to develop its OMTӒNKSAM (the Swedish word for care) range a few years ago, largely initiated by the world’s growing ageing population.

Design Platform

DESIGN IS EVERYWHERE, whether you realise it or not, and the annual Singapore Design Week(SDW) is back for its sixth edition to show how it can impact every aspect of our lives.

Sweet Dreams

Do you ever have trouble sleeping in a strange hotel? You won’t have that problem in the Raffles properties of Dubai, Makati, Seychelles or Europejski Warsaw.

One Of A Kind

Eclectic furniture retailer P5 Studio, together with Danish furniture label Montana, recently held Freeplay Vol.1 - a design competition which eight local design firms were invited to take part in. Their brief was to design a unique piece of furniture using the Danish brand’s modular system.

Fun After Dark

The thrills continue at Universal Studios Singapore with its newly launched Universal After Hours programme, when it stays open until 10pm on Fridays, Saturdays and selected public holidays.

Apartment For A Day

Staycation lovers get a chance to move into a showflat-worthy home for a night or more at the luxury serviced apartments in Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore.

Ahead of the pack: Top creative names in Singapore you need to know now

ANYONE WHO CAME OF AGE before the Internet can tell you how much faster the world has become.

Furniture Flair

When it comes to furniture, French brand Roche Bobois doesn’t believe in playing it straight. Fun, high fashion and cutting edge design all play a role in its collections which fall into two categories: the forward-leaning Les Contemporains and Les Nouveaux Classiques, which reinvents tradition to...

Gani Atmadiredja

IN 2004, WHEN Gani Atmadiredja volunteered to take over the flailing Singapore operations of his family’s sanitary ware business, he didn’t think that he would end up living here for over a decade, and move from selling toilet bowls to become a major player in the designer furniture business.

Reimagining Singapore's History

ORCHARD ROAD AND shopping centers go hand in hand. But way before it became a shopping street, it was virtually a valley - and susceptible to flooding since the 1840s. Through decades of development, it was flattened and Stamford Canal was converted into a covered storm drain.

Of Man and Machine

LIKE IT OR NOT, technology has become part and parcel of human life. While we’re happy to rely on our smartphones or relegate household chores to all manner of domestic robots, the picture is less clear when it comes to our livelihood.

Maldivian Paradise

YOU KNOW YOUR HOLIDAY is almost over when your cellphone lights up to remind you to check in online for your return flight.

Cycling Gold

Spring Festival

Chinese New Year isn’t over yet, and this weekend’s Wan Qing Festival of Spring keeps the celebrations going.

See Clearly Now

Switching to a glass facade brought more light into this home.

History Comes Alive

A new augmented reality trail takes visitors on a tour of Singapore’s past