Buzzing with good ideas at the Singapore Garden Festival

DON'T be alarmed when you are at Gardens by the Bay over the weekend and you suddenly hear the buzzing of a swarm of mosquitoes. Relax, the pests are not there. ...

Secret Language

Nüshu - literally "women's writing" - was a secret script used by women from Jiangyong county in China's Hunan province in the 19th and 20th centuries. Men could neither read nor write it, and its existence was virtually unknown to the general public until the 1980s. These women...

Home Is Where The Art Is

WHEN IT COMES to house-hunting, location, location, location is usually of utmost importance. But for French expatriate Kevin Troyano Cuturi, his ideal home is one with lots of space, and plenty of walls.

Hans Tan

WERE IT NOT for a pamphlet for an industrial design course that slipped out of a National University of Singapore (NUS) prospectus, Hans Tan would have stuck to his intended route of business study and perhaps walked away with a Businessman of the Year award.

Sounds Of Music

LONG-TIME TIONG BAHRU RESIDENTS and bird hobbyists would know of the corner where birds in cages were hung up on a tree next to the coffee shop at Block 53, filling the space with their melodic chirping.

Singapore's first woman architect Designer of the Year

GIVE it up for woman power. More than a decade after the President's Design Award (P*DA) had been established, a woman has finally been named Designer of the Year. Angelene Chan, chief executive officer of DP Architects, received the honour from President Halimah Yacob on July 17 at a ceremony...

Perfect Cuppa

Singapore-based tea company A.muse Projects wants to make brewing a cup of tea as simple as possible, with its newly launched Tea Pods.

Face Off

If your skin has been looking a little worse for wear, the Ultra V High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Facelift, available at The Wellness Clinic, could be just the boost you need.

K-Living For The Home

IF YOU LOVE all things Korean, from its K-pop stars, cosmetics to fried chicken, it won't be long before you want your home to look like something out of a cool actor's home in a TV drama. ...

Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs

THERE ARE NO dreams of unicorns or Series A funding, but a group of 50- and 60-something entrepreneurs are showing that age is not a factor when it comes to starting their own business ventures.

Dinner In Wonderland

Music and food make perfect harmony, as homegrown music store That CD Shop proves by opening its second restaurant.

Newcomers Set To Impress


It's Back To The 80s

They say the 1980s was the best decade ever and now here's the chance to go back in time at the newly opened retro-themed arcade bar, NINETEEN80...


Going to the gym can be an intimidating affair, especially when you are shy or a newbie, and there are burly men huffing and lifting heavy weights beside you.

Music To The Ears

Bang & Olufsen, the luxury lifestyle audio brand, has just launched its digital store,

Mixed Grill

Get in touch with your carnivorous self at Fuego Fest 2018, a three-day ticketed food festival that celebrates the grilling cultures of Latin America and Asia.

Vive La Vitra

To design fans, Vitra is synonymous with well-designed furniture. But Nora Fehlbaum, its CEO and the granddaughter of founders Erika and Willi Fehlbaum, is well aware that everyday folks may not know the Swiss brand.

In Sickness And In Health

LOOKS LIKE DUMBBELLS, but used as bookends or paperweights.

Hospitality Game Changers

In Singapore, Daniel Tan admired the iconic Raffles Hotel and always liked the idea of owning a piece of heritage. In mid-April this year, he made it come true - sort of - with the re-opening of The Melbourne Hotel, or the equivalent of the Raffles in Perth's City Centre...

Thinking Out Of The Box

WHEN IT COMES TO buying property, Manfred Schmoelz and his wife have one priority - location, location, location.

Days Of Our Lives

At 72 years old, artist Rose Chang still works in her studio at her Toa Payoh flat, spending about six hours every day, painting scenes of kampung life, which she is well known for.

Extreme Flowers

Supersized begonias are the main attraction at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, as the flower season kicks off.

Singapore's Green Buildings On Show

THE BUILDINGS ON these two pages may be familiar for their eye-catching designs, but they are also shining examples of green architecture in Singapore. Look closely at these high-rise structures and you will see pockets of green by way of public spaces, extensive sky terraces, sky bridges, vertical...

Discover Your Inner Craftsman

WHEN ALVIN TAN enrolled in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) in 1997, there were no ceramics studios in Singapore to speak of. Now you can Google and find maybe five or more, but at the time, it didn't look like Mr Tan - who was taking a course in ceramics and encouraged by lecturers who...

Chang Theng Hwee

TRAVELLERS WHO HAVE booked a holiday from bespoke travel company Country Holidays would know Chang Theng Hwee. The Singaporean started the firm in 1994 and it was the first in Singapore to offer trips to Antarctica.