New bar Wings now open in Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay’s got a new arrival in the form of latest drinking joint Wings. The bar features an aviator-themed concept (think waiters in jumpsuits to simulate aircraft service personnel) and comes replete with metallic finishing and aircraft memorabilia on its walls and sandbags stored under its booth seats.The place claims to serve the “best wings […]

Interview: Loren Meeker for Manon Lescaut

This thrilling Puccini opera tells the tale of Manon, who leaves her lover Des Grieux for the wealthy Geronte but later regrets her decision. Loren Meeker, the director of the show tells Chin Hui Wen about choosing between love and money, being a romantic at heart and opera’s lasting appeal.

Interview: Bibo Reynes and Rachel Alejandro for Avenue Q

Three-time Tony Award winning show Avenue Q follows a fresh grad as he starts his adult life in a wacky neighbourhood. A hilarious performance, the show deals with deep coming-of-age issues through puppets. Chin Hui Wen talks to two of the cast members Bibo Reynes, who plays the characters Trekkie and Nickel, and Rachel Alejandro, who plays Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut. They explain the genius of using puppets, their favorite songs and about the show’s lasting appeal.

Freewill Astrology, Week of August 24, 2012

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): A guy I know was invited to hang one of his paintings in a New York gallery — on one condition. It had to be a piece he created on the spot, in the gallery, on the day the show opened. That would be way too much pressure for me to […]


The buzz: This latest drinking joint in Clarke Quay features an aviator-themed concept. To add to the vibe, the waiters are all garbed in jumpsuits like aircraft service personnel. The décor: Evoking a hangar, the 80-seater joint has metallic finishing and aircraft memorabilia on its walls, sandbags stored under its booth seats and floors with […]

Black Opal

With floor-to-ceiling windows that offer excellent views of the lush surrounds and the sea, romantic dining is taken to new heights at Black Opal. The menu is decidely Continental–so expect steaks, pastas and even escargot, and finish off with a lovely custard.