Love notes

It will soon be Valentine’s Day—the third most lucrative retail festival after Christmas and Chinese New Year. We will let the mainstream media inundate you with ways to convince your loved ones that the love of money is indeed the root of all evil (whatever that means). We will tell you how to prove to […]

Hu Cui

Once inside the grand entrance of Hu Cui, grandeur gives way to rather ho-hum Chinese cuisine. Hu Cui seems to attract more Westerners than Chinese, and this, along with bored waitresses, sadly says a lot about its cuisine. The drunken chicken was much too strong, so we had to eat around the fumes of this […]

Chen Fu Ji Noodle House

After a year in the market, this noodle house has shown an ability to serve some great fare in an ambience that nostalgically recalls the authentic coffeeshop. We arrived to find the place slightly crowded. Service was prompt despite the crowd, and their extensive menu left us a little spoilt for choice. This restaurant is […]

The Quiet Norwegians

Acoustic Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience impresses with its brand of soulful folk pop tunes.

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain is an author, traveler, and TV host—but he is a chef and foodie first and foremost.


Angie Mui has a passion for framing people’s memories and memorabilia. The busy owner of the Framing Angie Art Gallery sits down with I-S for a chat about the weird things she’s put behind glass.


In this tinsel town, it seems everyone is scrambling for the quickest and easiest road to riches with the ‘next big thing’. We look at the top 10 ways to break the bank. Illustration by Jonathan Ng

Teahouse at China Square

The choices at this well established restaurant overwhelmed us at first, and decisions didn’t get easier as carts stopped by our table the minute we sat and thereafter every 30 seconds until we’d ordered enough food to fill our table. But once that happened, disturbance was minimal. We tried a few popular dimsum items our […]