New hotel, Kempinski Hotel & Residences, at Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

The Arab world may be aflutter right now, but Dubai remains an oasis of calm. Stay at Palm Jumeirah’s newest Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah (The Crescent West, Palm Jumeirah, +971 (4) 444-2000) and enjoy the privilege of having your own private beach. Watch the sunrise in the heart of the desert before admiring […]

Brewerkz launches Scholar Red beer

Also making news in the world of rice and alcohol, Brewerkz (#01-05/06 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Rd., 6438-7438) has launched a new beer made with sticky red rice. Called Scholar Red ($7 upwards per 375ml), this five percent a.b.v beer draws inspiration from a beverage popular among scholars in China over 1,000 years ago. Stop […]

Mr KIA Jul 8

Dear Mr. KIA,
Hitting the gym week after week is beginning to feel like such a chore. My personal trainer is a sadistic tosser and walking the treadmill is no longer amusing. My gym buddies and I are itching to get back onto the football pitch, but the weather is so unpredictable these days—sunny one moment and pouring buckets the next! Any place you know that can beat the weather?—Gymed Out Jim

The Handover, Part II

Dear Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), it has come to our attention that you have recently come into possession of a rather special plot of land. It’s somewhat narrow, sure, and you’ll want to do something about those useless metal tracks running the length of it; but it offers good access to, well, pretty much the entire island and can’t be beaten for a true back-to-nature vibe.

La Cicala

Buzz: Home to our first Bombay Sapphire Signature Bar, this swanky new tapas spot on Club Street has the makings of an ideal after-work venue. Décor: Minimalist and modern with an open, teppanyaki-inspired kitchen, there’s something very Bohemian about La Cicala. Bombay Sapphire’s iconic light-blue bottles are featured prominently on a wall as you walk […]

db Bistro & Oyster Bar

Daniel Boulud's flagship restaurant focuses on modern French plates and lots of fresh oysters.

Interview with Celeb Chef Martin Yan

In light of his new show True Passion—Martin Yan on the Asian Food Channel premiering Jul 13, the San Francisco-based chef and TV celebrity tells Hidayah Salamat why he thinks Singapore is a gourmet mecca and which cooking ingredient he’d marry.

Restaurants Serving Escargots

Bistro Petit Salut #01-54 Chip Bee Gardens, 44 Jln. Merah Saga, 6474-9788.Brasserie WOLF #01-13 The Pier @ Robertson, 80 Mohamed Sultan Rd., 6835-7818.Cocotte G/F Wanderlust, 2 Dickson Rd., 6298-1188.db Bistro Moderne #B1-48 Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave., 6688-8525.Entre-nous Creperie #01-01, 27 Seah St., 6333-4671.Le Bistrot du Sommelier #01-01 Prinsep […]

Pub Quiz Nights

Think you know it all? Put on your whiz hat at any of these free regular trivia nights.