Singapore Pioneer

Marjorie Dogget was the first female photographer to capture Singapore’s architectural heritage.

Perfect Pair

Caviar and champagne are eternally entwined, and gourmets can now add a new place to indulge in both. Caviar Colony is a Singapore-founded caviar brand that has partnered Dom Pérignon to serve the companion luxuries at Caviar Bar, housed inside Italian restaurant, 28 Wilkie.

Train like a Ninja Warrior

Singaporeans are no strangers to obstacle courses, with more taking part in the likes of the Spartan Race, Tough Mudder and Urbanathlon.

Drink To This


Living Large

IT’S THE PERENNIAL design challenge: How do you make a small or long and narrow home look bigger than it really is?

Pasir Ris Holiday

WAY BEFORE SKI holidays in Niseko became the norm, snagging a coveted chalet in East Coast Park or Pasir Ris for a beach-side barbecue was enough to qualify you for some bragging rights.

Red Hot Detox

Save for the current rainy season, ‘hot and humid’ describes Singapore’s weather.

View From The Top

Fans of Gardens by the Bay have a new spot to hang out at - an observation deck right on top of the tallest Supertree at the Supertree Grove.

Home for the Holidays

The festivities are in full swing at these four family homes.

Prints From Long Ago

IN TODAY’S PAPER-LESS society, when just about all information is found online or stored on the cloud, physical records seem more like an antiquated process. But that’s also what makes the exhibition On Paper: Singapore Before 1867, a refreshing take on Singapore’s history.

Lounge In Style

First-class Qantas passengers have a new place to rest their weary selves at the airline’s brand new First Lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 1 – a sprawling 1000 sq m space designed with an Aussie DNA but a strong Singapore accent.

Midday Boost

Had a bad morning at work and wish you could call it a day at noon?

Deck The Halls

IT’S CHRISTMAS, AND for enthusiastic home decorators, the temptation is to flood the halls with boughs of holly and tinsel. But more doesn’t necessarily mean merrier, warns Mike Tan, owner of lifestyle store Egg3, who also offers home styling services. “Less is more. Too much and the whole look...

A Knack for Design

THE TERM ‘X’ Factor is often bandied as that inexplicable, indefinable trait that makes someone stand out from the rest. This is especially true in the world of design, says veteran Kelley Cheng, who puts the ‘X’ factor down to an intuitive mind that is able to discern beauty in any scenario....

Drawing A Link To The Past

FOR MORE THAN 10 years as a museum educator and programmer at the National Gallery Singapore and National Museum of Singapore, Rachel Chen watched as visitors gazed in fascination at the art in the exhibition galleries. Then she had an epiphany.

Flight-Worthy Luggage

A suitcase with wheels that won’t be destroyed by cobblestones. An unbreakable case with rounded corners that can’t be squashed out of shape.

Gifting Made Easy

Christmas shopping is painful, and Internet browsing tedious. Enter your digital personal shopper Giftano, an online gifting platform that streamlines the shopping process for you.

The Christmas Issue

Special Feature: Presents for the Family

Alarm bells go off in the head of aesthetic doctor Iroshini Chua when she sees the Christmas decorations go up on Orchard Road. “It triggers in me a slight panic that I am late for Christmas shopping,” says Dr Chua, co-founder of Dr Kevin Chua Medical & Aesthetics, which she set up with her...

Feel-good Christmas

If you’re planning a Christmas getaway where you can relax and do good for the environment as well, Capella Ubud fits the bill.

Double Christmas

SIBLING RIVALRY is a non-issue for the Chia family. In fact, Brandon Chia and his younger sister Su-Mae get along so well that they've just moved into a pair of semi-detached houses in Siglap.

O Christmas Tree

THE TRADITION OF the decorated Christmas tree at home is believed to have started in the 16th century by Protestant reformer, Martin Luther, who first added lighted candles to a tree.

Harmony of Old and New

Chinese designer Jiang Qiong Er believes that life isn’t about black versus white, or traditional versus contemporary. “There are always two opposites in any situation, but there is no need to choose between them. Instead we should find a balance,” says Ms Jiang.

Fashion Plate

PRISCILLA SHUNMUGAM DID something almost unthinkable for a homegrown fashion designer nearly 10 years ago - she took the aesthetics of traditional Southeast Asian dress and elevated them into globally appealing pret-a-porter.

Banking on Baby

FOR SERENE LIM, a yoga mat isn’t just a yoga mat. At least not where her daughter is concerned. Unhappy with what was available in the market, she started to make her own. Before she knew it, she had a business on her hands.

Raffles Place: Then and Now

RAFFLES PLACE HAS been Singapore’s commercial district for nearly 200 years.