Courts Megastore

At 15 stores strong, this is one of the island’s biggest retailers of electronics, IT products, and furniture. Free shuttle buses run between its Tampines store and Bedok and Tampines MRT stations (every 30 minutes every day), and to and from Pasir Ris MRT (every 45 minutes on weekends).

Banyan Tree Spa

The buzz: Singapore is finally getting a taste of the Banyan Tree’s tropical wellness touch with a new spa at Marina Bay Sands. The vibe: Designed around the concept of the Tree of Life, this luxurious haven for relaxation evokes the ambiance of a bamboo garden, with twisted branches on the walls and grained parquet […]

Great Borrowed Places

Time for a little game of spot the difference… Here’s a piece we put up about the new branch of Wine BOS on Jul 22. Pictures and text are ours. And here’s a “new” entry from Great New Places. Now, we know Singapore’s a big place. Katong is a long, long way away. Everything that […]


The mammoth flagship outlet of Japanese bookstore-chain, Books Kinokuniya, is usually the first that comes to mind for reading materials—especially with Borders’ absence—and it’s obvious why. Impressively stocked with over 500,000 titles in various languages, as well as magazines, stationery and knick-knacks, you’ll find almost any book imaginable on your wishlist. And if not, there’s […]

Captain America: The First Avenger

Seeing as it’s National Day week, it’s worth considering what Singapore’s own superhero would be like. Well, there’s a one-in-three chance he wouldn’t actually be Singaporean, he’d probably not be paid enough and in all likelihood, he’d have to take public transport. But, while we’re dreaming of a possible VR Man movie adaptation, Captain America: […]

West Is West

Although billed as a sequel to the internationally acclaimed 1999 hit East Is East, West Is West packs enough punch to work as a standalone film. While the concept of exploring cultural divides is still relatively similar, the setting shifts from northern Manchester to rural Pakistan, and brings with it an impressive visual landscape.The film […]