Amazing Race Asia’s Melody Chen and Sharon Wong

Contestants in The Amazing Race have cried, hollered and quarreled, and kept us happily entertained. As Asia’s version of the show The Amazing Race Asia is all set to roll out in November, I-S quizzed the Singaporean team (Melody Chen and Sharon Wong) to see if they have what it takes to win.

Pasta Brava

Pasta Brava has been serving up homely and rustic Italian dishes for years. Very little seems to have changed here—the atmosphere is very comfy and relaxed with Italian paintings and homewares and you’re always met with a warm greeting upon entry. Indeed, the staff are eccentric, opinionated and incredibly eager to interact with their guests. […]

Sushi Yoshida

What can we say, this is the best sushi bar we’ve been to in Singapore. Set back from the street and sharing an entrance with a bar, this joint is always teeming with locals and Japanese who come here for the unfailingly fresh sushi. Sushi Yoshida is small and busy and at the same time […]

Destination Drinking

Leave your car in your garage (or HDB car park), and come bar hopping with me.

Open Store: S.O.U.L.S

20 Upper Circular Rd., #01-14 The Riverwalk, 6557-0121A funky addition to the indie scene at The Riverwalk is a store called S.O.U.L.S.—short for “Societe of Undisputed Liberated Souljas.” If this sounds interesting to you, what’s even more intriguing is that the meaning of S.O.U.L.S. is set to change every three months (just imagine the permutations). […]

Open Store: Pull and Bear

391 Orchard Rd., #B2-04 Ngee Ann City, 6735-9445; #01-28 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, 6276-2260.With a brand-new retail concept, Pull and Bear is set to shake the fashion scene here. A stylish Spanish label that is a cut apart from the rest, Pull and Bear caters to the needs of young fashionistas with the utmost style. […]

Buy Spy, October 13, 2006

Couched in a LegacyThis year, Coach—the leader of modern American accessories—celebrates its 65th anniversary as one of the world’s most loved and revered brands. The anniversary is commemorated with the grand launch of the Legacy Collection—a line of handbags, accessories and footwear that feature intricate details such as brass turnlock hardware and the Signature C […]

Travel Junkies

I-S chats to Lonely Planet founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler.