Week of May 26, 2006

GEMINI (May 21-Jun 20): “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to change the world?” That’s the question asked by Marc Hedlund in the intro to his “Proverbs for Entrepreneurs” (http://snipurl.com/ndlv). Since you’re experiencing new opportunities to bring more of the entrepreneurial spirit into your […]

Maria Cordero

Maria Cordero, whose best known films include ’97 Aces Go Places, and who can recently be seen in arthouse film Invisible Waves, talks to us about happiness.

Music Mavens

Bamboo will dish out sweet rock sounds to take you to sonic wonderland.

The 4th Dimension

We profile Singapore’s quirkier, idiosyncratic and dynamic minorities.

Monkeying Around

I-S speaks to Xiao Jian, a Chinese teacher from the Julia Gabriel Learning Centre, who brings spice and vibrancy into his classes, debunking the notion that learning Mandarin is boring.

Graze | Review

On the night we went, the gorgeous alfresco area at Graze was buzzing (even when we left at 11pm). The menu is extensive with lots of delectable offerings, including Asian and Western barbecue, vegetarian, plus a grazing menu. After umming and ahhing over a yummy mojita, we ordered grilled red mullet with salad of blood […]

Andre Wine & Dine

A small and low-key street frontage belies the trendy light-filled interior of this unpretentious French restaurant, previously named Andre (BYO) Restaurant. The setting inside remains the same mix of tasteful yet understated, making it the perfect setting for intimate meals after work or quick business lunches. We were spoilt for choice with the traditional French […]


Living up to its name, the open-air restaurant Oasis, located just next to the swimming pool, boasts a warm and relaxed atmosphere. And it was certainly warm when we popped by for lunch one sunny afternoon. The waiters, all garbed in bermudas and Hawaiian-influenced shirts, were fast, friendly and eager to please. Oasis specializes in […]

Ban ’em all

Now that the campaign to ban the movie The Da Vinci Code from audiences under 16 years-of-age is a complete success, it is time to aim for a much more ambitious goal.We must next urge a complete ban on all stories beginning with the words “once upon a time.” It does not matter whether the […]

Super Style Mix

The Great Singapore Sale (GSS) is here. We’ve done all the legwork and scoured the best and most stylish buys in town just for you. By Terry Ong, research by Abigail Lim, Komathi Sellathurai and Winnie Leung