The Star Performing Arts Centre, Uncovered

Award-winning The Star Performing Arts Centre (The Star PAC) officially has its grand opening today. And behind the magnificent venue is an unusual story that involves a church, which I’ve only discovered after reading an article from the International Arts Manager (yes, I haven’t been following the news very closely), an English publication, while waiting […]

On familiar grounds: 10 Years of Shooting Home

It has been 10 years since Objectifs started its flagship photography program Shooting Home, which has helped aspiring photographers gain a foothold in the field through mentorship and exhibition. To celebrate its anniversary, the visual arts centre has put forth an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore, showcasing some of its finest works by the […]

Paul Smith and Mulberry: Swanky new flagships at Mandarin Gallery

In October, Mandarin Gallery welcomed two new additions to its list of tenants with the opening of the new Paul Smith and Mulberry boutiques.There are some uncanny similarities: Both are located at Mandarin Gallery (side-by-side even), with facades facing Orchard Road. The boutiques are the brand’s first flagships in Singapore, which mean they carry the labels’ […]


PS. Cafe’s latest venture is housed in the space formerly occupied by White Canvas Gallery and while the décor’s pretty much identical to the rest of their other restaurants, the concept’s a little different. It’s a takeaway pizza bar, with a compact menu of just nine pizza offerings (from $21) and one lonesome but yummy […]


dough&grains is a neighborhood bakery in Tiong Bahru that features Asian flavors in their goods, resulting in items such as an unusual ginseng wolfberry cupcake ($1.50) and Yin & Yang Bun, topped with white sesame seeds and filled with black sesame paste ($1.90). Also available here are Chinese yam tarts ($1.90), pine nut banana cake […]

Flock Café

This family-run coffee spot has the requisite industrial chic minimalist décor, with wooden tables and stools providing a touch of warmth. It sports a streamlined menu of all-day brekkie items such as pancakes & strawberries with maple syrup ($8.90) and French toast & bananas with chocolate sauce ($8.90), as well as savory items like salads (all […]

Ramen Keisuke Tori King

The buzz: This 35-seat venture is celeb chef and Tokyo Ramen King 2011 Keisuke Takeda’s latest project. The man is already known for popular noodle houses such as Keisuke Tokyo and Tonkotsu King (just a short walk away and one of our favorite ramen joints). The vibe: Old school Japanese, with movie posters from the […]