Anantara Vacation Club: Planning ahead

The folks at Anantara Vacation Club have big plans. They’re expanding rapidly. From having three properties in 2011, they are planning to have nine by 2016, and are gunning for a grand total of 12 vacation clubs. At the press conference launching their new Singapore office yesterday, they showed us elaborate videos and diagrams on […]


Shop till you drop at Takashimaya, one of Singapore’s biggest department stores. Located in the heart of world-famous Orchard Road, you can browse through over 150 specialty shops, boutiques and restaurants.

The Rocking Chair

This vintage furniture store takes generations-old, granny-looking pieces and restores them—not quite to their former glory but with a bright and modern look. Its signature Rockabye rockers ($390 each), as well as other one-off items like tables and fans, are repainted in bright, candy colors (think yellow, baby blue, pink and orange) for a bold […]

Revolution Coffee: Caffeine High

The cafe scene in Singapore has never been hotter, with another new coffee joint opening seemingly every day. Without a doubt, one of the highest profile has got to be Common Man Coffee Roasters at Martin Road. But there are plenty of others: CAD Cafe, espressoLAB, Department of Caffiene… And the food at these java […]

Sushi Kuu, The Chop House, WOLF and Loh Lik Peng’s yakitori restaurant: Flying high

If there was any doubt of the vibrancy of Singapore’s dining scene, consider it assuaged. A series of high profile openings are planned for the next few months. Japanese food lovers should look out for Sushi Kuu (#01-06/07 Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Rd., 6736-0100). Set to open in highfalutin mall Palais Renaissance on August 26, […]

Napoleon Food & Wine Bar

Asahi draft beers are $10 for a pint and $6 for a half-pint, while Kronembourg and Coronas are 5 for $50. Spirits such as Vdoka Absolut and Gin Bombay Sapphire go for $10.


Carlsberg beer, housepour spirits and house wines go for $8 a glass at this all-night happy hour.