Week of September 15, 2006

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): There was one main reason why America’s founding fathers gave Thomas Jefferson, not Benjamin Franklin, the job of composing the Declaration of Independence in 1776. They were afraid that Franklin, a compulsive teaser and trickster, would slip jokes into the document. In my opinion, we Americans would have been better served […]

PS Café (Paragon)

With the runaway success of the gorgeous PS Cafe at Harding Road, we decided to go back to the original Projectshop Cafe to see how it is faring, given its more prominent location in the middle of the third floor of Paragon. Diners have the option of sitting in the shop itself or in the […]


Aerin’s is a smart bistro serving typical Western fare with a good range of appetizers, salads, soups, pastas and mains, and some desserts. Located right by the escalators that lead to this new section of Raffles City and with a gurgling fountain in the middle, this restaurant appears to be positioned for good feng shui. […]

Singapore Through The Senses

Whether you’re in town for the IMF/World Bank Meetings (you know who you are), or a local who needs ideas for playing tour guide to visitors, we propose that you get out and experience Singapore through your ears, mouth, hands and nose—and discover what our tropical island is really like.

Steak Out

I-S finds some of the best places to beef up on steak in town.

FESPIC Games’ Jovin Tan

Twenty year old Jovin Tan may be wheelchair bound, but he certainly goes places. I-S speaks to this disabled athlete—who’ll soon be taking part in the Far East and South Pacific (FESPIC) Games—on what it’s like to feel the sea breeze in his hair.


Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew recently commented that the country doesn’t possess a culture of its own. We, however, respectfully disagree, and feel that we have a very telling way of life that’s completely idiosyncratic to our sunny little island. We also believe that, like any other guest, you, our esteemed, international banking visitors, […]