Colonial Charm

A family home combines the look of black-and-white houses and a safari lodge feel.

Stories of the Malay Archipelago

JUST LIKE THE Stamford Raffles story, another familiar tale speaks of Sang Nila Utama - he who spotted a lion when he first landed on Temasek, describing it as having a red body with a black head and white breast, extremely agile and of great strength.

Heritage Hangout

Tanjong Pagar is a thriving hip dining enclave, but way before it achieved its cool status, it was a gathering place for a mixed community including Chinese coolies and Indian Muslim traders.

On the Eco Trail

Chinatown goes green as the location for the second edition of MINI EXTRAODDINARY.

Get Into The Eco-Zone

THEODORE CHAN’S 30-YEAR architectural career has been a colourful one - namely, green. He spent much of his time on eco-friendly projects such as Yishun Community Hospital and National University Hospital Medical Centre. Earlier this year, he was conferred a Green Architect title by the...

Charlotte Cain, founder & director Boutique Fairs Singapore

IN 2002, long before pop-ups became part of the current vernacular, Danish expatriate Charlotte Cain and two friends started  something they simply called – a fair.

Kueh Sera Sera

CHRISTOPHER TAN MAY be better known as a nerd baker but he’s also a kueh maker with a deep affinity for some of the most esoteric Asian snacks otherwise lost in the black hole of long forgotten childhoods (more your parents’ or grandparents’ than your own)....

Green Rabbit

Using paper wisely is the motto of homegrown stationery and lifestyle brand The Paper Bunny.

Plastic Fantastic

You’ve seen Barbie dressed in Chanel, as Princess Leia, and even in SIA’s sarong kebaya – now how about a Good Morning towel or brown paper commonly used to wrap chicken rice? No, Barbie isn’t quite down on her luck in the wardrobe department.

Grape expectations

THERE'S nothing quite like kicking back on the sofa with a glass of wine at the end of a long day at work. When it comes to deciding what to drink, customers are spoilt for choice at the ongoing 12th International Wine Fair organised by Cold Storage, with over 300 wines from around the world...

Protecting Singapore's Heritage

CONSERVATION wasn’t always a priority when Singapore was in its early stages of development. But a concerted effort to conserve the city’s old buildings started 30 years ago, and a new exhibition by the Urban Redevelopment Authority traces that journey.

Holiday Workout

Keep your exercise regime with this 20-minute hotel routine.

Whisky Spotlight

Aficionados of brown spirits need look no further for their fix than the annual Whisky Live Singapore, the largest premier whisky and spirits showcase in Southeast Asia.

Home Is Where The Art Is

Works by Singapore's pioneer artists and more take centrestage in this house

Furniture Finds

Skip the malls and shop for furniture at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts's annual after2 exhibition instead, which showcases creative works by second and third year students from its 3D Design Programme.

Filipino Food Trail

SINGAPORE ISN’T CALLED a food paradise for nothing. Given that eating is the national pastime, you don’t need to look too far for different cuisines. For Thai food, Golden Mile is your go-to stop, while for Filipino cooking, Lucky Plaza is the hub, thanks to its many eateries offering classics...

White Truffle Affair

Each year, gourmets and philanthropists gather at Castello di Grinzane in Italy for the World Alba White Truffle Auction to bid for the prized fungi and do good at the same time.

Old Is Gold

​DARK, DINGY AND grim aren’t usually the criteria a househunter puts on his wish list, but for married couple Chin Sing Ping and Sharon Tay, looks didn’t matter in their quest to buy a shophouse.

Memories Of City Hall

IF CITY HALL was a person, imagine the stories it could tell as one who has lived through Singapore’s transformation from British colony to city-state. That’s why the exhibition City Hall: If Walls Could Talk couldn’t be more aptly named.

Chinatown Vacation

CO-LIVING HOTEL ST Signature Chinatown is easily mistaken for a photo gallery. Located on the second level of a conservation shophouse, the stairwell leading to it is decorated with scenes of Singapore in black-and-white, shot by award-winning lensman Edwin Koo.

Grandma’s Cooking

Remember Mrs Lee’s Cookbook - the classic collection of Peranakan and Asian recipes by Mrs Lee Chin Koon, mother of the late Lee Kuan Yew?

Guilt-free ice cream

Few people can say no to ice cream, especially now that the weather’s getting hot and humid again. But you know the saying - a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.

East-West Design

THEY ARE DIVIDED by thousands of kilometres but when it comes to design, France and Japan are united in their pursuit of high quality and balance of form and function.

Cloth Tales

SOUTH AFRICAN TEXTILE artist and designer Deborah Mckellar grew up in a home that was considered very traditional in her birth country. “The house was over 100 years old,” explains Ms Mckellar, who moved to Singapore with her family in 2002.

Blooming Good Time

Rhododendrons are showy, colourful flowers that bloom in clusters, making them the favourite of gardeners for the sheer brilliant hues of red, pink, yellow and white that brighten up any green space.