Rocking the Boat

More and more people are heading offshore to party. Here’s how to get your feet wet and join in the fun.

Don’t Lose It! (or how to cope before you do)

In our melting pot of high temperatures, low tolerance and close quarters, even the slightest disagreement can quickly escalate into a shouting match. But every argument can be resolved amicably. A lawyer, a monk, a psychologist, the cops, a communicator and a guru tell you how.

Stay Positive

Optimize your chances for a successful Year of the Dog by applying feng shui in your home and office. Illustration by Jonathan Ng.

A Dog’s Life

It’s the Year of the Dog. So to show man’s (and woman’s) best friend how loyal you are, here are some ideas on how to make sure your dog has his day. Illustrations by Jonathan Ng


Two-wheeler crackerjack Joseph Lee has been riding and racing motorcycles for as long as he can remember. I-S gears up and straps down for a chat with the guy who friends affectionately call Motorcycle Joe.


We were welcomed into the restaurant, which is as homely as grandma’s dining room, by our charming host John. Although the interior was sparsely decorated, it felt relaxing and inviting. Hungry for traditional Peranakan favorites, we zoomed in on the chef’s recommendations that soon arrived bubbling in clay pots. Of the four dishes we ordered, […]

Week of January 27, 2006

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium. Chemist John Walker invented the match. Physicist Wilhelm Roentgen was the first person to find out about X-rays. What do these great minds have in common? They all refused to take out any patents in connection with their innovations, believing that they shouldn’t make any […]

The System

At last. Education in Singapore has finally turned the corner—towards the uncanny.Primary One and Two students who cannot read will be put on a revamped Learning Support Programme or LSP (the closeness of “LSP” to “Lisp” seems to have escaped our acronymizers) to bring them on par with the rest of their cohorts.This is illogical. […]