The Week in Beauty: Ikeda Spa, Kim Robinson and Miley’s nails

For V-day this year, Ikeda Spa is embracing the whole chocolate-and-flowers cliché with a two-hour pampering package. It starts with one of toughest, most thorough scrubdowns we’ve experienced, which was a bit of a shock if you were expecting some slow seduction. Then, it’s off to a (very) hot red rose bath in a lovely wooden tub. Half […]


The buzz: This Italian gastrobar is a hot new addition to China Square Central’s little dining enclave. The vibe: Sexy (plush leather seats), chic (dark wood fittings), and yet refreshingly laid-back. It’s also one of very few places here that make their own salami, but the curing room isn’t open to the public. Ask nicely, […]

Ribbery and Wine Co.

The buzz: There’s a new ribs specialist in the Bukit Timah area, and this one doubles up as a bottle shop. The vibe: It’s a super casual, family-friendly joint that caters to the neighborhood’s residents. With a TV mounted high up in a corner of the eatery, the first floor feels homely, while the second […]


Ann Siang’s latest addition is a watering hole for all media folk (a.k.a. the hacks and flacks). If you’re part of the gang, flash your business card to enjoy great deals like 1-for-1 specials. Bar bites like burgers (from $16) and pizzas ($20) are also on offer. Book a table at The Scoop with Chope