Even old geezers can kick some serious ass—well, at least that’s what the filmmakers behind the latest DC comic book adaptation Red are trying to show here, and they almost pull it off. In the vein of the recent The Expendables and ahem, Space Cowboys, director Robert Schwentke manages to group together an all-star ensemble […]

Alila Bali to introduce architectural tours

Forget lying on a beach in Bali (though we can see the appeal in that what with the gorgeous sunsets, hot bods, great surf and all) and opt for something thoroughly cultural. Next time you head for this paradise island, why not combine luxury with architectural tours that’ll take your breath away. Alila Hotels and […]

Local bands set to rock the second Fred Perry Subculture Night

Local acts Inch Chua & The Metric System, Caracal and Breakbeat Theory are set to take the stage as iconic streetwear label Fred Perry hosts the second instalment of its Subculture Night at Velvet Underground on December 2 from 8pm. Held three times a year, Fred Perry Subculture Night is a local music initiative to […]


(USA) Can a film about a runaway train with a dangerous cargo avoid the triteness trap? Not a chance, if this example is anything to go by. Old timer and locomotive engineer Frank Barnes (Denzel Washington) and young upstart conductor Will Colson (Chris Pine) are on a routine job when they get word that the […]


An establishment by the late Michelin star-studded Catalan chef Santi Santamaria, serving up Spanish dishes influenced by Asian flavors. With a main dining room, a tapas bar and lounge, a wine cellar and private rooms, you’ll be sure to find the ideal space to enjoy some delicious food. The menu changes daily, as only the […]

Barcelona Winebar

After a few hours at the Mediterranean-flavored Barcelona, you could almost forget you’re in Singapore. This place is ideal for gathering with friends—especially at the alfresco area. Featuring more than 150 labels of wine, the drinks menu is extensive, while the kitchen serves tempting bites including fresh mussels and deep-fried calamari.


Enjoy chill-out beats and smooth house and jazz tunes at this plush, leafy retreat that’s set in a colonial heritage house. Its alfresco bar area is a popular hangout for those that want to chill out or just party. It holds regular quiz nights as well as house music parties hosted by some of Singapore’s […]

Scruffy Murphys

Usually frequented by both local and expatriates, the delights and culture here exudes a vibrancy that is truly Irish. The indoor area is a cozy and laidback corner, with an interior similar to that of a cottage; fit for families and friends wishing to dine in a welcoming ambience. Chill out at the outdoor beer terrace […]

Filter Members Club

Singapore’s only members club has a capacity of 300 and caters to a more mature market, following in a similar vein to regional member-oriented venues in Hong Kong (Volar, Prive) and Taipei (Primo). Entrance by membership or guestlist only on capacity nights. Regulars include celebrities, jet setters, the fashionable and glamorous.