The Cathay Restaurant

What we like most about this restaurant is that it is manageably posh yet not too caught up in its own grandeur. The interior is comfortable to the eye, clean and bright—with efficient wait staff dressed in red and black, all ready to help. Black and white pictures of erstwhile Chinese stars adorn the walls […]

Week of May 4, 2007

TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): The outsourcing of fortune telling is well underway. Psychics and astrologers from India have been showering me with email invitations to take advantage of their services. “By the grace of the towering flames of goodness that burn the roof of our temple,” said one, “we have pledged to slave away our […]

Divide and Conquer

What can we buy with $2 million?• One million plates of chicken rice to feed a whole province in Kenya.• Two million cheap paintbrushes for our starving local artists.• Ten thousand tickets to see Sir Ian McKellan on stage.• One thousand glistening gold taps to beautify our public toilets.• One million packs of peanuts to […]

From The Vault

Masterpieces from Singapore Art Museum (71 Bras Basah Rd., 6332-3222.) that you must check out.

Home Is Where The Art Is

The best and most interesting artworks are not always found in the museums or galleries. We scoured five cool private collections to show you what our intrepid local collectors are really into.

Buy Spy, May 4, 2007

Vintage AdvantageLegendary designer Quentin Mackay’s Fashionaire collection for Samsonite, originally designed in 1968, is made available again following its reissue. Fans of the iconic psychedelic black and white prints, featuring striking flower motifs infused with modern shapes, is available via The Travel Collection—comprising duffel bags, suitcases, shoulder pouches and shopping bags—priced from $230-980. Worth shelling […]

Open Store: On Pedder

#02-12 P/Q Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Rd., 6835-1307After being closed for a few months, the On Pedder store returns with a hipper and more sophisticated face-lift. Fashionistas already love its collection of labels that include Givenchy, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Costume National and Miu Miu, and the current update makes the shopping experience here […]

Luxe for Less

Whoever says you can’t look like a reigning tai-tai on a budget? We pitted high-street chains Topshop and River Island to see which store pulls off the luxe look better.

60 Second with Luke Fair

Having won the praise of some of the industry’s biggest players, upcoming Canadian spin maestro Luke Fair was chosen by Danny Howells and Deep Dish as their future hero in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 issue.