Director of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Tom Tykwer

We speak with Tom Tykwer, the acclaimed director of the brilliant period thriller Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, about his style, influences, the pressures of adapting a beloved (and some say impossible to film) novel and the logistics of shooting an orgy scene.

Brussels Sprouts Belgian Beer & Mussels

Combine Chef Gary Kwang’s culinary skills with the restaurant know-how of established food gurus Emmanuel Stroobant and Edina Hong of Saint Pierre, and we have a winner, folks. This Belgian-style brasserie sits on prime real estate overlooking the Singapore River at one of the latest lifestyle hubs, The Pier @ Robertson, and with its high […]

Road Trip

Discover the hidden gems of southern Vietnam.

Smoked Out

The crackdown on smokers puffing away in non-smoking areas has taken a more covert route recently. Plainclothes public health inspectors from the National Environment Agency (NEA) conducted sting operations at two coffee shops along Bukit Batok Ave 3, which have resulted in a number of busted smokers, all of whom found their wallets lighter by […]

The Sound of Now

The local music scene is hot. Here are six alternative music acts to watch out for this year.

Bands worth checking out and bands we want to hear less of

OTHER BANDS WORTH CHECKING OUTFLYBARMade up of vocalist Ian Toh, guitarists Jon Ong and Benjamin Tay, bassist Andrew Chia and drummer Deon Toh, Flybar has a catchy pop rock sound and plays groovy songs like “Beautiful Killer” and “She’s So Lazy.”For more details about the band, log on to or ULTRASOUNDBeware of potent […]

Lights Up

Chandeliers are all the rage right now. Here’s our pick of the best out (or rather, up) there.


Catch one of the first acts to perform at Café Del Mar, at Chivas Presents: Jazzanova Performing Live at Lush 99.5 2nd Anniversary Party.