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Chef Tonyboy Escalante is World Gourmet Summit’s 2014 Manitowoc Restaurateur of the Year

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BAYAMBANG'S 8 kilometer-long barbecue makes it to the Guinness World Book of
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This April is turning out to be full of nice surprises. Two weeks ago, I sent a message to chef Tonyboy Escalante asking what dates he would be in Singapore, because I was attending the World Gourmet Summit and had heard that he was nominated for an award.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Singaporean writes book on Filipino food

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On Saturday night when Singaporean Bryan Koh launched his book, “Milk Pigs and Violet Gold (Philippine Cookery),” Filipinos, including heritage-food chef Lilian Borromeo, were profuse with thanks.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Design Philippines debuts in Maison&Objet Asia, with Cobonpue named Designer of the Year

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GLENN Peñaranda, Carlo Cordaro, CarolNicdao, Budji Layug, Rosvi Gaetos, Ambassador Minda Calaguian-Cruz, Kenneth Cobonpue, Lilianna Manahan, Frédéric Bougeard, Jerry Jiao, Jude Tiotuico, Ito Kish, Rene Alcala, Kate Pineda

What an expressive age ours is. Design is everywhere and creativity is unprecedented. The recent inaugural Maison&Objet Asia held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore was tangible proof of this.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mind-blowing creations–but then this chef’s resto is called Bacchanalia


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SEASONAL root vegetables in roasted, pickled or confit form unified by a Macadamia fluid gel, a ponzu veil and banana purée. The crowning glory: puso ng saging!

I have met the chef of my dreams—a young American-educated Brazilian who has worked with the world’s best chefs: Thomas Keller at Per Se in New York, Andoni Luis Aduriz at Mugaritz in Spain and Heston Blumenthal at The Fat Duck in London.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Enjoy all-in roundtrip fares with Singapore Airlines and BPI Cards

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BPI, the country’s first bank and innovation leader, which brought several of the country’s firsts- ATMs, point-of-sale debit system, internet and mobile banking, among others, has yet again continued to surprise its cardholders with a thrilling travel promotion.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lost in the music at Laneway fest

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There’s something about live performances that takes you to another dimension—and that’s what Laneway did to me.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Philippine International Choral Competition to feature choirs from Indonesia, Singapore

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Choirs from Indonesia and Singapore will join their Philippine counterparts when Sing N Joy Manila 2013, the Philippine International Choral Competition, unfolds on Dec. 11-14 at the Aliw and Star Theaters in Pasay City.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

How ‘Fiesto Bandido’ rocked his heart out

LIGHT IN THE DARK Rico breaks into a smile as the crowd sings along to uplifting anthems like “Liwanag sa Dilim.” ALOYSIUS LIM

“We’re having a tough time at home, but we’re here to celebrate mankind,” a costumed Rico Blanco tells the sizable crowd at the Marina Promenade’s F1 Pit area, and his declaration is met with cheers from Filipinos and foreigners alike. Performing with a heavy heart might not be easy, but this man’s clearly on a mission—to show the rest of the world what the indomitable Filipino spirit is all about at the Sundown Festival 2013 in Singapore.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Selfless Singaporean does his part to help relief operations

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UNCLE Darry, in a Pilipinas jacket (third from left), with new friends Imet through the Typhoon “Yolanda” donation drive.

“My small contribution to the Pinoys in need …” It was a short message that answered our problem of transporting the donations collected for “Yolanda” victims. Uncle Darry, a Singaporean, offered his car service for free when he learned that we were doing a donation drive.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Meet the Charles and Keith behind Charles & Keith

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KEITH Wong, Charles & Keith cofounder (second fromleft), with Charles is based in Shanghai Suyen Corp.’s Kai Lim, Kristine Lim and Karyn Co

The scene was typical of global fashion brands’ events. There were a supermodel, pop stars, actors, top bloggers and celebrities on the front row.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Singapore, Korean choirs win grand prizes in CCP international choral fest

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Members of the first prize winner (folk music category) World Vision Korea Children’s Choir pose with a Filipino fan (front, second from left) after the contest.

The legacy of National Artist for Music Andrea Veneracion continues. The Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, named after the founder of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, opened last Aug. 8. It was the sixth international choral fest to be staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the first international choral competition in the country. Festival director is Melissa V. Mantaring of the CCP.

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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