X-Men: First Class

How do you revive a flagging franchise that sinks deeper with each new installment? You go back to the beginning. It’s the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, and the paths of two mutants are about to cross. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) is a young professor—an expert on genetic mutations with a […]

Beerfest Asia 2011 Brings the Booze

Beerfest Asia 2011 is just around the corner. From Jun 16-19, the third edition brings around 250 beers to town, some never before seen on our shores. Tickets are available from $15 through Sistic, and once you’re inside, beer prices start at a ridiculous $3. We’ll be hard at work trying out as many as […]

Reebonz on the Move

In the spirit of pop-up stores, the guys at Reebonz, which specializes in luxury finds at affordable prices, have just launched the Reebonz Mobil program where a 40-foot truck, which doubles up as a luxury boutique, will make its way to the Central Business District, Orchard Road, Marina Bay and Novena areas (check www.reebonz.com for […]

Guest Viet Chefs at Plaza Brasserie Jun 3

If you’re looking for some authentic Vietnamese cuisine but can’t find the time to take a trip to Vietnam, pop by Plaza Brasserie from Jun 3-19. Guest chefs De Tieu Trinh and Hung Quoc Ha from PARKROYAL Saigon will be in town to cook up some scrumptious fare such as banana flower salad with duck, […]

How to drink whisky

For those of us who haven’t jumped on the whisky bandwagon just yet, it might help to beef up our knowledge on the subject—to impress a visiting boss, outshine a savvy friend, improve on random trivia skills… or just to show Dad how we've grown up!

My Fat Lady

This cute little cake shop recently relocated from Bukit Ho Swee. Specializing in homemade cupcakes, pick from a range of flavors including cookies & cream, sticky date and peanut butter. Try the simply delish red velvet cupcake ($3 inclusive of two toppings, such as marshmallows and crushed Oreo cookies). They also do fancy whole cakes […]

The Ice Cream Man

If there’s a never-before-made ice-cream flavor you’re craving, simply give the folks here a call and tell them what it is you want. Two days later, pop by for their concoction of your desire. They’ve created flavors like Red Bull, tom yam and Marmite (all $3.50 a scoop), and for the booze hounds, there’s Kahlua, […]

Natural Selection: Darwin

Darwin, the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, is your gateway to stunning national parks and Aboriginal culture. Words and pictures by Gregoire Glachant.