A Family Affair

Making Vacations With Kids Easier

Travelling as a family can be fun, but also exhilarating, especially when there are young children involved. As much as the thought of shrieking kids, sleepless nights and countless toilet breaks may make you feel wary, don’t let it stop you from making memories with your loved ones. They will remember it for life. Here …

Travel Masterclass

One Pass To See Them All

If you’re all packed up for a trip to Singapore but are stumped at the public transportation system, listen up! You can now save the trouble of having to queue for public transport tickets by getting a Singapore Tourist Pass (STP) instead. With this pass in hand, traveling in the Lion City becomes a breeze. …

Things That Make You Go Boom

Food by Local Celebrities

Singapore is filled with great eateries from local hawker stalls to Michelin star restaurants. Who would guess that hiding amidst these eateries are some awesome places operated by famous actors and actresses in Singapore? Sink your teeth into this!   Bar Naked & FRY Bistro by Irene Ang Do you recognise this face? BINGO! That’s …

Jewellery Designer Choo Yilin Shares Three Things You Never Knew About Jade

Speaking to Choo Yilin, who founded her eponymous jewellery line in 2009, it’s clear how passionately she feels about her creations, in particular jade, a heritage stone that the brand has become synonymous with. Jewellery design wasn’t always in the cards for Choo, who has a background in psychology and worked as a political analyst …

Safari Fine Dining

Story and pictures by Alan Teh Leam Seng and New Straits Times. I was rather skeptical when the idea for me to visit the Night Safari was first mooted. After all, I have been to this popular Singapore attraction several times already. However, I changed my mind when I find out that this time the …

Halia Flavour

Story and pictures by Alan Teh Leam Seng and New Straits Times. I stumble upon The Halia quite by chance when I happen to visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens recently. My time there took longer than I had expected as there is so much to see. There is a diverse collection of plants ranging from …

Celebrating Friendship with Food

After getting co-owners of Druggist, Lincoln Goh and Corrine Chia to share their story and experience with us, they let us in on their personal favourite places for a great time with friends. Check out these places with your own friends – be it for a birthday celebration, a girls’ night out, or just a …

Tasting Heritage

Story and pictures by Alan Teh Leam Seng and New Straits Times. I chance upon True Blue Cuisine during my visit to the Straits Chinese needlework and embroidery exhibition at the Peranakan Musuem. A casual chat with the museum gift shop’s sales manager about the beautifully embroidered slippers on sale inevitably leads to the owner’s own …

Elegant Products of Cultural Blend

Story and pictures by Alan Teh Leam Seng and New Straits Times. Flipping through the in-flight magazine as plane slowly taxis towards the runway, I come across an interesting article about a cobbler in Malacca who is still making Peranakan shoes the traditional way. I just cannot keep my eyes off the photographs featuring the …

Five Reasons to Rent a Yacht in Singapore

As I’m sitting on the foredeck of Lloyd Marine’s Elysium, a spacious 45-foot Lagoon catamaran, with a flute of champagne in my hand and the spectacular sunset view of Singapore’s magnificent skyline in front of me, I’m thinking to myself, “This is the life!”. What is it about being on a yacht that is so …