Taking the High Road

So, Malaysia’s Genting International just won the bid to build the much-anticipated Integrated Resort (IR) on Sentosa Island, triumphing over international competitors like Kerzner International and Las Vegas’s Eighth Wonder. This is a step forward for Singapore and Malaysia, as both countries have wanted to collaborate and work together closely to rekindle strained ties. “Genting […]

Buy Spy, December 15, 2006

Fans of luxury bags will not want to miss the latest edition by fashion house Loewe. Its napa.aire, already creating a buzz in the scene, is one of the most stylish lazy bags we’ve seen in recent memory. There are no rings, no buckles—just plenty of room to store your wallet, handphone and make-up kit, […]

Open Store: Déjà Vu Vintage

#03-12A Mandarin Gallery, 333 Orchard Rd., 6333-6630.What started out as a smallish push-cart store has evolved into a boutique space that stocks rare vintage finds. Déjà Vu Vintage, founded by owner Kelly Yeo a few months ago, has undergone a royal makeover. More chi-chi and quirkier than ever, the new store stocks 1940s to 1980s […]

Open Store: Intergrated Eye Care (IEC)

#01-60 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, 6270-5665.This is probably the hippest eyecare store in Singapore. The 4,000 sq. ft. Integrated Eyecare Centre (IEC) stocks around 3,000 styles of eyewear pieces, but what we like about it is the fact that they are all arranged via to suit different types of individuals. Sporty types can check out […]

Dress Code

The five forms of the Singapore diner.

Tech Talk, December 15, 2006

1. Visual DesignIf you’re looking to add a little pizzazz to your living room, you don’t have to get funky artworks. Instead, pick up something from the new line of a TV sets from Taiwanese electronics outfit Hannspree. The collection of flat-screen 9.6” to 23” LCD sets, which comes in three categories, is looking to […]