Designer Dining

When it first opened in 1976, Red House Seafood – one of Singapore’s oldest seafood restaurants – was literally named after the red-coloured house it occupied on Upper East Coast Road.


From Singapore to Milan

WITH MAJOR EVENTS around the world cancelled or postponed because of the Covid-19 outbreak, it’s no surprise that Milan Design Week has been pushed to June from its original date in April. It may still be postponed further or even cancelled outright, but it hasn’t stopped Singapore-based...



Don’t stay home without this stylish addition to your residential workspace.

Living in the Past and Present

DEPENDING ON WHERE you’re facing, Kenneth Kan and his wife Mei Ling either live in an old house or a new one. The reality - it’s a mix of both.

Safe Travels

For Karen Yue, group editor at travel trade publisher TTG Asia Media, travelling during the coronavirus outbreak has had some unexpected bright spots.

Faraway, so close

While the United States and Canada jointly add up to North America, it’s always been the US that has dominated in terms of pop culture, food and lifestyle. Celine Dion, Justin Bieber and Ryan Reynolds may be some of Canada’s best known exports but you’d hardly realise that given their huge...

Design world feels the fallout from Covid-19 pandemic

SAVVY shoppers know to head to the biannual pop-up shopping event Boutique Fairs Singapore (BFS) to get their hands on the latest offerings by local designers and retailers.


The Art Of Plating

This plate looks like marble thanks to the technique of combining coloured clay. Each plate comes with a distinctive pattern and will stand out against dark coloured tables.

A Gathering Space

IT DOESN’T SOUND like much, but all Maggie Tum wanted for her new home was a bigger kitchen, a proper sofa and a dining table.


Dream Meal

WORKING FROM HOME? Orders that take too long to deliver? Sick of fast food?

Crushing It

Chanel’s iconic ring gets a mini makeover.

Out of the Box

ARCHITECTS CAN EASILY reel off the briefs of most clients building a new home: “Build a house as big and tall as possible so that the land can be fully maximised”; or “Pack it with as many bedrooms as you can.”

Singapore Design at the Olympics

THESEUS CHAN LOVES skateboarding, so he couldn’t be more chuffed that his favourite sport is making its debut at the 2020 Summer Olympics this July in Tokyo.

Men In Blue

An exhibition on policing Singapore in the last 200 years. 

Co-Living Gets A Heritage Spin

Sharing a legacy home with strangers is the latest trend in the rental.

Soul Brothers

DESIGNERS ALVIN TAN, Melvin Chee, Jackson Tan and William Chan could be brothers if they didn’t have different mothers.

Office or Club?

Co-working space and social club Crane opened in mid 2019, and in less than a year it has already expanded into a bigger space.

Cardboard Dwellings

INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTANT Wilfred Cheah’s day job is to create beautiful homes. In his free time, he still does the same, but a different kind.

Working Relationships

Aesthetic doctors Kevin and Iroshini Chua first met some 25 years ago, and have been together ever since, and they would not have it any other way. A mutual friend had introduced them, when the Chuas were both studying at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

A Home to Grow Into

CREATING A FIRST home together can be a fun affair for a couple. “Should we go with a Scandinavian theme or something more colourful and funky? Should we aim for something classic or contemporary?” they might ask.

Towkays Of Yore

TAN TOCK SENG. Tan Lark Sye. Aw Boon Haw. Lee Kong Chian. They’re the names of early Chinese pioneers who set the stage for Singapore to grow into a vibrant First World business hub.

Houseful Of Memories

IT HAS BEEN decades since Timothy Chia, chairman of industrial equipment and automotive products distributor Hup Soon Global Corporation, lived in his childhood home, but he still speaks fondly of it.

Snapshots Of Yesteryear

WHAT DO THE former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and the old National Stadium have in common? They may be gone but they still bring back fond memories for Singaporeans who used to take the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) train into Malaysia, or cheered at concerts and football matches at the old...

Private Paradise

If you can’t own your own private island, rent one. For US$1 million, you get to call the entire Raffles Maldives Meradhoo resort yours for five days.