I-S Asks: What’s the best thing you’ve eaten in Singapore this year?

We've dished about the 50 best things we've eaten this year. Now, it's your turn.

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Scene & Heard: Zoukout, Art Apart Fair and The Vault

Vault This Way Following licensing complications, one of our favorite hangouts The Vault (www.thevault.com.sg) has moved to 23 Circular Road at Boat Quay. The new space occupies a sprawling 5,500 sq. ft. spread over four shophouse units, split into a 40-seater Kitchen for bistro dining an 80-seater Lounge for drinking and dancing. Expect a similar […]

Free Will Astrology, Week of November 1, 2013

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): Once when I was hiking through Maui’s rain forest, I spied a majestic purple honohono flower sprouting from a rotting log. As I bent down close, I inhaled the merged aromas of moldering wood and sweet floral fragrance. Let’s make this scene your metaphor of the week, Aries. Here’s why: A […]

The Ties That Bind

So the Minister for Social and Family Development, Chan Chun Sing, says pro-infidelity website Ashley Madison (tagline: Life is short, have an affair) is not welcome in Singapore. “Promoting infidelity undermines trust and commitment between a husband and wife, which are core to marriage,” he says. A Facebook group petitioning against Ashley Madison’s plans to launch […]

Le Petit Navire

Chinatown’s a competitive market for restaurants, but the folks behind 15-year-old stalwart L’Angelus on Club Street seem to have the formula down pat, providing casual French dining to a steady stream of regulars. Their most recent project Le Petit Navire follows in the same vein. Just like the flagship, the food is nothing flashy—just comfortingly […]

The Market Grill

A diner-like vibe, hearty burgers, perfectly grilled lobsters and hunks of meat. Enough said.

Supply & Demand

The buzz: The spacious 200-seater takes over the old digs of Italian trattoria Al Dente offering both Italian fare and Peruvian grub. The vibe: The restaurant is an industrial chic space with exposed light bulbs, concrete floors and raw metal furnishings. There’s also a cool rooftop bar with clear waterfront views. The food: A value-for-money […]


The buzz: This Japanese-Italian restaurant doesn’t offer traditional yoshoku (Japanese-Western food) but more contemporary cuisine, blending ingredients from both Japanese and Italian cultures in innovative ways.    The vibe: Dinner here almost feels like dining amongst ancient Roman ruins, with dramatic arches and slate-colored furnishings. There are plenty of long tables for communal gatherings, while […]