Expect the Unexpected

Car prices have been falling in Singapore. But where does this rank in the bigger picture of things you would never expect to happen? We’ve put together a cut-out-and-keep scale for future use. BIT OF A SHOCK, BUT I KIND OF SAW IT COMING HOLY HELL, WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!

Style Notes: COS, Modajar.com, Maison Martin Margiela x Converse, and more

Just Because  Move over, Zara. H&M’s higher-end sister label COS (short for Collection of Style) is opening its first Southeast Asian store— said to spread across a good 5,900 sq. ft.—at ION Orchard in November, and we’re readying our wardrobe and wallets for their effortlessly cool, minimalist-chic new arrivals. A second store is also expected to be […]

Supreme Tastes Jiang Nan Cuisine

This Chinese restaurant is cheap and—for the most part—the food is decent (the chef is an Imperial Treasure alum). There are a few standouts on the menu (which you can see the sizable kitchen team preparing in an open kitchen): The pork knuckle’s a steal at $28, offering a hefty pig leg with silken fat […]


This burrito joint seems to have everything going for it—hip location, industrial-chic décor complete with exposed light bulbs and stark concrete walls, and of course everyone’s talking about Latin American food right now. And it’s a cool, if a little Subway-esque, dining concept. You come in and order yourself a burrito ($12) or (in a […]

Pidgin Kitchen & Bar

The buzz: Chef-owner Adrian Ling of contemporary European restaurant Pamplemousse Bistro + Bar has revamped his Dempsey space with a whole new concept: Pidgin, a modern Southeast Asian joint with a focused locally-inflected menu. The vibe: This 60-seater is narrow and cavernous, with a cool bar counter made from sleek dark metal beams. But there […]

NOX – Dine in the Dark

The buzz: The unique concept of dining in a pitch black room, which has swept the world, has finally arrived in Singapore. The vibe: Down a (much needed) aperitif to loosen you up before being led upstairs for dinner by well-trained servers—all blind or visually impaired. You can’t actually see the second floor dining room […]