SuperTree by Indochine: In a word, “underwhelming”

“Underwhelming” is the polite way to describe the launch of SuperTree by IndoChine, the newest F&B joint to hit Gardens by the Bay. Honestly, the spot has got plenty working in its favor (chiefly, a stellar view of the Marina Bay skyline).They just need a makeover. Multi-colored lights surround the tree, making it look tacky […]

Designing (in) the City: Does being a creative make you a free spirit?

Apparently not, according to two of Singapore’s hottest names in design and architecture now. FIVEFOOTWAY’s founding editor Adib Jalal, Ministry of Design (MOD)’s director Colin Seah and Kelley Cheng, founder of The Press Room, held a small discussion in the Gallery of the MOD office last Wednesday in support of Archifest 2012. Hosted by newly launched […]

Coq & Balls: A guide to getting what you want from the new kid on the block

Swank new bars like Cufflink Club have their place, we’re more often searching for a casual drink. A bar with crumbling brick walls and flaming drinks. A bar with a serious beer and hard cider list. A bar that screens sports on the telly. That’s where this Tiong Bahru newbie, Coq & Balls comes in. […]

Bintan Lagoon Resort

This sprawling resort overlooks the South China Sea and comes with its own private beach. Located just 75 minutes away on ferry, you’ll be dropped off directly at the resort’s beach front, saving you from all that immigration hassle. You won’t go hungry at this 470-room resort either, with 12 food and drink options to […]

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

This luxury hotel has plenty of history. Thai silk king Jim Thompson served as director of the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok in 1948. It also has great facilities like Sala Rim Naam Thai Restaurant.

Ovolo Melbourne

This intimate hotel has 43 rooms including luxury penthouses and rooms offering quirky details like chalkboard walls and shaving mirrors in the showers. Rates start at AU$195 (S$244). Book a room at Ovolo Melbourne, Australia on Mr & Mrs Smith

Tubotel Langkawi

Tubotel Langkawi is a hotel made from recycled pipes designed by architect Andy Strauss. With clear views of the Andaman Sea, each barrel-like room has a diameter of 2.5 meters and is made of giant drainage pipes. The hotel hosts onsite parties every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 3pm to sundown. Rates start at RM188 […]

Speakeasy’s Delamotte magnums: Artisan Champagne at mass-market prices

What’s with the Delamotte magnums around town? Not that we’re complaining: It’s not just lovely but also—shhhh!—one of the best buys in Champagne (small producer at mass-market prices). We just got word that Speakeasy is now doing $200 nett magnums (click here for details); $240 and they’ll include a couple of Sri Lankan set brunches […]

Changi Sailing Club

Located at Singapore’s northeastern rim, this club is an idyllic escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Started in 1936 as the Changi Garrison Yacht Club by a group of british soldiers from the royal engineers stationed here before World War II, it is known for having produced notable Singaporean sailors such as Benedict […]