Concert Review: The Villagers Live!

On Jan 31, Irish folk-pop outfit The Villagers played to an enthused audience at the cozy Esplanade Recital Studio and it was nothing less than a bewitching encounter with the precocious talent that is Conor O’Brien.

Switchfoot returns to Singapore

San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot has added Singapore as part of their 2011 tour of the region. Known for energetic live performances, the band, consisting of Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vox) and Drew Shirley (guitar) will be bringing on ‘The Switchfoot sound’ – a melodic […]

VIDEO: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

I was busy as a bee (a wet one in fact) during last Saturday, taking photos, shooting videos and rocking out of course. Here are a couple of videos for those of you who missed last Saturday’s hipster fest. Above: Deerhunter Above: !!! Above: Holy Fuck

Pastis Kitchen and Bar

The simplicity of a white-washed dining space gives a refreshing look to Italian and Asian fare in a cosy interior setting. Perfect for a big group or a soiree of friends, fancy salmon tagliolini, or Hainanese Chicken Rice to share, and a platter of desserts including Bavaroise with chocolate and almonds.


Famous for its five-star Japanese buffet, the seats at this hotel restaurant are as busy at lunchtime as they are every evening. Robatayaki, teppanyaki, a variety of sushi, sashimi and salads, along with a noodle bar and dessert station are available to diners, to experience the complete spectrum of Japanese fine dining.


Reinterpreting the fusion of Asian and European gastronomy, this relatively new dining room stands out for its Indo-Chinese interior decor. Both service and presentation are of the highest calibre, with guests treated to a feast for the eyes and the stomach. Private rooms such as the Louis Suite boast vintage lamps as a centerpiece, while […]


A handsome, dark wood bistro mixing excellent cocktails and featuring the widest range of the finest single malt whiskeys. Enjoy a lazy brunch or casual dinner either in the alfresco area or the rustic indoor dining hall. The French onion soup with melted gruyere, fresh crab ravioli and croque monsieur “campagnard” are perennial favorites.

Lara Djonggrang

One of the most romantic spots in the city, this exquisite eatery boasts many impressive dishes. Take your pick from Javanese baby chicken and chicken liver, soto daging madura (tender beef slices in coconut soup with candlenut chilli paste and lime), and a host of vegetarian selections including tahu telor pasar senggol (fried bitter tofu […]

Koi Restaurant & Gallery

A multi-sensory gallery featuring food, art and furniture, this creative brand has been around for more than a decade. The eggs benedict, mille feuille and grilled camembert cheese on gurame fish fillet with creamy cheese are highly recommended from their long list of Pan-Asian and European food.

Kitchenette Restaurant & Creperie

Visiting here is a little like calling in at a friend’s home. Grab a seat at one of the long tables, surrounded by a well-stocked larder and a display of live cooking. Cozy and amiable, the open restaurant whips up comfort food with a modern twist—garlic truffle fries, baked truffle macaroni and cheese with turkey […]