Fitness Myths Busted

With New Year resolutions to lose weight and be healthier in the air, I-S gets to the bottom of common fitness myths.

Week of January 6, 2006

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) Stage magician David Copperfield made an intriguing announcement recently. He told the German magazine Galore that in his next show, he will use magic to make a woman pregnant – without touching her. That’s similar to the kind of mojo you will possess in 2006, Capricorn. It’s true that your success […]

Ministry of Sound

It’s the new year, and we need a spanking new venue to party in. The much anticipated Ministry of Sound (MOS), comprising five different dance rooms spanning 40,000 sq. ft. of space, has already made the cut as one of the best clubbing venues here. Over 40,000 revelers have visited the club since it opened […]

Top of the M

We were definitely impressed with the views from the windows of this revolving restaurant when we arrived for dinner. The interior was dark and candlelit, making the lights over the city seem even more spectacular. With all tables located next to the windows, we were guaranteed a great view from any seat in the house. […]


Having had great dining experiences at this restaurant in the past, we looked forward to revisiting it. And we were not disappointed. This restaurant is well known for its fabulous brunches but, as our visit confirmed, its à la carte menu is excellent too. We went there on a weekday night. The restaurant was quiet […]


We arrived late on a Friday night, and found this large restaurant filled to capacity. The maitre d’ informed us that there was a half hour wait for a table, but offered us a seat at one of the counters. We immediately found the menu confusing. There was a selection of food from each station, […]

Speaking Out

As we said goodbye to 2005 and looked ahead to the new year, I-S hit the streets to find out what Singaporeans are thinking about. Photography by Huang Xiuling and Jason Leong.

Champagne Uncorked

Champagne brunches are bubbling up everywhere. We look at the various labels of fizz on offer.

Omara Portuondo

Cuban singer Omara Portuondo has been touring the world since the 1950s. Her part in the Buena Vista Social Club returned her to international acclaim in 1995. At 75, the grand dame of Cuban jazz is still sprightly and a bit mischievous. She tells us the story of her life.

Bon Vivant

To be paid to travel, eat and dine is everybody’s dream. I-S squeezed itself into the schedule of traveling gourmet Michael Lim, the much envied chap who luxuriates in fine cuisine for a living, and pried into his relationship with food. Our finding: He really loves it.