Local artist Hans Tan now featuring award-winning design at FARM, Singapore

One of the most recent artists to be showcased at local design studio FARM is 29-year-old Hans Tan, a curator whose Spotted Nyonya vase collection recently won him an award for best product at Paris’ Maison & Objet, an international trade fair dedicated to home decor.These porcelain vessels are subjected to a unique surface treatment that […]

Forlino introduces new menu by chef patron Mario Caramella

There’s so much to adore about the Italians, and their cuisine probably tops the list (their politicians certainly don’t). Forlino, one of the stalwarts in our local dining scene, has introduced an updated menu courtesy of chef patron Mario Caramella.Recent additions include milk-fed veal shank with Vin Santo and forest mushroom ragout ($58). Did we […]

New happy hours to get into at Garibar and Prelude

We all have our favorite happy hours around town (hands up for Brewerkz before 3pm) and now we have a couple of new happy hours in Singapore to take advantage of.The recently refurbished Garibar at Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar is offering one-for-one cocktails from 4-8pm daily. Choose from a range which includes house specialties basil […]

Hot new labels arrive at The Society of Black Sheep, Singapore

More great new labels have just arrived at multi-label boutique The Society of Black Sheep.Caped dresses, patent leather cropped jackets and red ruffled dresses by new Korean upstart Kaal E:Sukta, who’s known for his structural-styled dresses, take center stage alongside playful pieces by Lick My Legs’ Matthie Lapierre’s digital prints on fabrics like silk and […]

Jetstar to fly into Hanoi from December 15

Travelers looking to head to Hanoi will have an additional way to get there when Jetstar commences flights on December 15 to the Vietnamese capital.Flights are available from S$278 return (including baggage and taxes).Visit the Jetstar website to book your trip.Speaking of Jetstar, December will also mark their introduction of iPads on selected long-haul flights […]

Phuket’s Kata Beach welcomes reopening of Boathouse Resort on the Beach

A mainstay on Phuket’s Kata Beach for more than 20 years, Boathouse Resort on the Beach has reopened following a US$6 million, five-month makeover (it used to be called Mom Tri’s Boathouse).The onsite Boathouse Wine and Grill restaurant has been completely overhauled, while additions to the 37-room property include extended family suites, a beachfront Penthouse […]

“Dragon City” Liuzhou introduces first international hotel Radisson Blu

Liuzhou, the “Dragon City” in China’s southern Guangxi Province, recently welcomed its first international hotel brand with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou.Ideal for business travelers with its location right in the heart of the CBD, the hotel also caters to tourists and is indicative of the growing visitor interest in Liuzhou, which is […]

Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor to hold grand NYE party

Still haven’t decided how to ring in 2012? Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap has something for you—the Grande Dame is presenting its annual New Year’s Eve at The Grand on December 31.The celebration features live music, a six-course dinner, lots of bubbly and a fireworks display. Rooms are available from US$325 (S$420) fo single […]

Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap

From the cage elevator in the lobby to the whirring fans overhead, it’s easy to imagine yourself back in the 1930s Indochina rather than modern day Cambodia when you stay at this elegant colonial-style hotel. Settle down at one of the opulent old world suites or take a stroll around the 15 acres of French […]