Kam Leng

Located just five minutes away from Chye Seng Huat Hardware is new boutique hotel Kam Leng, designed by local boutique agency FARM which opened in August. What sets this one apart from contemporaries like New Majestic Hotel and Hotel 1929 is the fact that it really does look it’s still stuck in the ‘20s (trivia: […]

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté

The buzz: After three years of absence, the French luxury label’s skincare and makeup lines finally make a comeback with its first standalone flagship boutique in Southeast Asia at ION Orchard.The vibe: Sexy and opulent, with glossy, reflective surfaces dominating the store’s interiors. Decked out in YSL’s signature color scheme of black, gold and red, […]

Paul Smith

The buzz: The quintessentially British luxury label opens its third and flagship boutique at Mandarin Gallery with a minimalist façade facing Orchard Road.The vibe: Eclectic and intimate, the 2,368 square feet space feels like an artsy English home. Antique furniture and fittings are juxtaposed with the clean, modern lines of the interior, which features limestone […]

The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill Review

The buzz: Seafood seems to be all the rage at the moment, what with this recent addition from the folks who brought you Fat Cow and Marmalade Pantry at One Fullerton, as well as newbies like Bayside Crab Deli & Bar (spitting distance from the Merlion) and Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant. The vibe: Warm yet sleek with inviting orange leather […]

Dolcetto by Basilico

This artisanal Italian pastry shop and café, a spin off Regent Singapore’s ever-popular Italian restaurant Basilico, offers a range of freshly-baked breads and pastries (made twice a day) including pesto and pine nut bread ($8) and Sicilian tomato focaccia ($8). There’s also an indoor and alfresco seating area if you have time for a sit-down bite, with sandwiches such as squid […]