What are you supposed to do with a three star review? Does it mean you should go, or you shouldn’t? Is it just us hedging our bets? Are we not willing to take the plunge and make a real commitment? In the case of sandwich bar Sarnies (kudos on the plain and simple name) it […]

Top 15 Staycation Deals in Singapore

[From December 2011, check out our more recent staycation stories for new deals] A short staycation can rejuvenate even the most jaded of souls. Here are some of December's best options.

Upclose with Wu Lyf

WU LYF (pronounced “Woo Life”) are the latest band to spring from that well of British indie music talent, Manchester. Vocalist Ellery Roberts chats to Patrick Benjamin ahead of the band’s appearance at Laneway 2012.

Festival Highlights: Women in Film

Touching on diverse communities and histories, these documentaries and feature films tell stories of women around the world. Kurt Ganapathy picks the highlights.

Interview: Syndicate

The homegrown aural-visual collective, who have rocked it with the likes of Gilles Peterson, chats with Patrick Benjamin about their debut stage show, featuring collaborations with KoFlow and Octover.

Upclose with Yian Huang

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict provided a baptism of fire for local photographic artist Yian Huang who covered the second intifada in 2004-05. He speaks with Patrick Benjamin about his craft, in light of his upcoming exhibition The Intimate Moment.

Interview: Avicii

DJ, remixer and record producer Avicii (aka Tim Berg) lit up European dance floors in 2011 with singles “Bromance,” “Street Dancer” and “Fade Into Darkness.” The 22-year-old Swedish wunderkind chats to Patrick Benjamin ahead of his ZoukOut debut.

Interview: Greg Shand

The Kiwi architect and long-time Singapore resident has designed some of the most spectacular homes in Sentosa Cove. He talks concrete, adventure travel and crazy girls with Hidayah Salamat.


Simpang Bedok is too out of the way to be on our radar, but we’ve found a gem that justifies the trek out. Badoque (Malay slang for eat) has been open for over a year now, and has developed a loyal following among the local Malay community (it’s Halal, of course). The bistro’s got an […]