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Zooming through Singapore’s Grand Prix

SPEND a few hours or an entire afternoon viewing the vibrant floral beds at the Gardens by the Bay

For many tourists, Singapore is a shopping and dining destination. Its sale season in the middle of the year is one of the longest, usually lasting well over a month. The list of food choices is wide and varied, mainly because the city is a melting pot of cultures.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Singapore bans story of male penguins, other gay-themed books

Gay activists dressed as female construction workers or Samsui Women and laborers from the colonial period, pose in mock salute on   June 28  in Singapore. AP

A children’s book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York’s zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state’s information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Wilwayco’s intriguing ‘Recalibration’ to open in Singapore this week

EDWIN Wilwayco in his atelier

Edwin Wilwayco returns to Singapore through the exhibit “Recalibration,” which opens July 8 at Momentous Arts Gallery.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Singapore tourism hit by MH370 mystery, Thai crisis

Tourists visit Merlion park in Singapore on June 24, 2014. AFP

Singapore is mounting a drive in China to market itself as a standalone tourism destination, officials said Tuesday, after a drop in Chinese arrivals to neighboring countries affected the city-state.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

A delightful detour around Singapore’s sidewalks

PART of the row of houses that made us ditch the cab and
walk around Singapore late at night. PHOTO BY CATHY YAMSUAN

We would not have been walking down Tanjong Pagar Road in the middle of the night, were it not for an expensive gift we accidentally left at Starbucks along Orchard Road in Singapore earlier that day.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »