Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa

The resort is an hour’s drive from Jinghong International Airport and boasts 80 rooms as well as 23 villas. Expect a host of facilities including dining options such as international eatery Manfeilong and poolside snack bar Luosuo, an Anantara Spa and an outdoor swimming pool. Plus, the resort offers activities hosted by indigenous groups such […]

Interview: Jake Needham

Jake Needham is an American crime novelist living in Asia—currently Thailand, to be precise—who recently offered free ebook copies of his second Inspector Tay novel The Umbrella Man to anyone in Singapore who asked. I-S gets the man, frustrated that his book won't be published in Singapore, to talk about why he thinks this has happened; and the spooky parallels between his work and an ongoing investigation by the Singapore police.

Interview: Ben Frost for The Perfect Drug

Named after the infamous rock song by Nine Inch Nails, Australian artist Ben Frost’s clever juxtapositions of pop imageries against found objects like French fries and pharmaceutical packages explore modern society’s obsessions with consumerism. He shares his views on the state of the world.

Top Singapore Ladies’ Nights

On a budget? (Who isn’t?) Get tipsy—or totaled—for next to nothing at these newish ladies’ nights, all on a Wednesday.

Tech Review: Samsung Galaxy Camera

Specs: 16MP, 1,080p HD video, 23mm wide angle lens, 21x digital zoom, 8GB internal storage, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), 4.8-inch multi touchscreen, 1.4GHz quad core processor. Available in black and white. Overview: Compact cameras with Wi-Fi connectivity are becoming more common; but with its first Galaxy Camera, Samsung has taken things to a new level, […]

Interview: Alvin Tan of PHUNK

In 2010, Singapore’s most famous art collective PHUNK collaborated with Japanese art legend Keiichi Tanaami for Eccentric City, which took place at both the Institute of Contemporary Art and SAM at 8Q. The group’s Alvin Tan fondly recalls the momentous project.