Common cancels Mosaic gig

Hip hop artiste Common has cancelled his upcoming concert for this year’s Mosaic Music Festival 2011 on Mar 16.In a press statement, the Esplanade said: “Due to a change in his filming commitments, Common will not be able to play here. Common was looking forward to performing here and is keen to reschedule a performance […]

Hotel Michael

Art lovers would appreciate this gem of a hotel, a tribute to one of America’s greatest contemporary architects, Michael Graves. The designer lends his elegant, distinctive strokes to every aspect of this boutique hotel, from lamps to crockery, to lounge chair and carpet. Stepping into Hotel Michael is like entering an art gallery, with mural-adorned […]

Explore Novena & Balestier: Dining in Balestier

Just a few minutes’ walk or three bus stops away from Novena is Balestier Road and its offshoots like Kim Keat Road and Whampoa Drive—a busy thoroughfare with a treasure trove of experiences. Sure, it may lack Novena’s order and convenience, but it’s precisely in that unpredictable chaos that you’ll find its charms. Many old shophouses can be found here, alongside a multitude of famous old makan places, countless lighting shops (certainly a fixture here), furniture specialists and vintage retail shops that you simply must check out.

Almost Famous: Taisuke Yamamoto

We’re always on the lookout for locally-based talent. So when we saw the confident, self-assured Japanese rapper who is also known as Monkey King perform at a recent New Year’s gig, we had to find out more.

Top Things To Do This Weekend

Explore Balestier & Novena: You’re in town already. And it’s just a couple of stops away. Download your guide here.Pamper yourself silly at the new Four Seasons Spa.Stuff your face with truffles. Loads of em … at this restaurant. Get the credit cards ready.Hear Rob Schneider say “You can do it!” at The Rock Auditorium.Get […]

Explore Novena & Balestier: Other Things to do in Balestier

Balestier, being the “underground” hood that it is, offers far out things for you to do. A 10-piece live band from India plays fun renditions of Tamil and Bollywood hits at Jeanz Live (#01-17 Balestier Complex, 262 Balestier Rd., 6256-6569). This is where you can let your guard down and dance with reckless abandon. Or pop […]

In Memoriam: Santi Santamaria

The sudden death of Michelin-starred Catalan chef Santi Santamaria in Singapore sent shockwaves through the culinary world. Just hours before his death, we sat down with the culinary maestro and his daughter Regina for a tête-à-tête about unusual foods, molecular gastronomy and the importance of educating the young.

Sky Bar (Resorts World Sentosa)

Perched on the rooftop of Hotel Michael and decked in opulent colours with furniture pieces exclusively designed by American architect Michael Graves, Sky Bar offers magnificent panoramic views of the republic’s skyline along with live jazz repertoires and refreshing concoctions. Sky Bar is currently open only to private events. Email [email protected] for group enquiries, or […]