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Five of Singapore’s best boutique hotels, from relaxing retreats to urban bases from which to explore the city state

Staying in a boutique hotel shows guests some of the things that make Singapore special, from a restored colonial villa to converted godowns and shophouses and concept interiors

13 Apr 2017 - 11:25AM
Five of Singapore’s best boutique hotels, from relaxing retreats to urban bases from which to explore the city state

Staying in a boutique hotel shows guests some of the things that make Singapore special, from a restored colonial villa to converted godowns and shophouses and concept interiors

Where to find Hong Kong-like hang-outs in Singapore

Next time you’re in Singapore, you could check out the places on this list, which might remind you of some of your favourite venues back home

19 Dec 2016 - 5:19PM
Where to find Hong Kong-like hang-outs in Singapore

Next time you’re in Singapore, you could check out the places on this list, which might remind you of some of your favourite venues back home

Swede sensation: Deer Tracks duo inspired by nature's sounds

Multi-instrumental duo The Deer Tracks are bringing their rich and complex soundscapes to the city as part of a Swedish showcase.

3 Jun 2015 - 11:52PM
Swede sensation: Deer Tracks duo inspired by nature's sounds

Multi-instrumental duo The Deer Tracks are bringing their rich and complex soundscapes to the city as part of a Swedish showcase.

Book rewind: Dubliners by James Joyce (1914) - life in a middle-class way

Irish writer and scholar Declan Kiberd said of James Joyce: "Many of the great modern writers, from Conrad to Sartre, saw theirs as a literature of extreme situations, but Joyce was exceptional among them in cleaving to the quotidian, the great middle range of experience between exaltation and tenor."

25 Apr 2015 - 7:11PM
Book rewind: Dubliners by James Joyce (1914) - life in a middle-class way

Irish writer and scholar Declan Kiberd said of James Joyce: "Many of the great modern writers, from Conrad to Sartre, saw theirs as a literature of extreme situations, but Joyce was exceptional among them in cleaving to the quotidian, the great middle range of experience between exaltation and tenor."

Who is Rhye? Mysterious band promise Hong Kong an intimate show

Enigmatic electro duo Rhye bring their soulful sound to Hong Kong.

25 Mar 2015 - 10:07PM
Who is Rhye? Mysterious band promise Hong Kong an intimate show

Enigmatic electro duo Rhye bring their soulful sound to Hong Kong.

The Glass Menagerie - fragility and beauty in Tennessee Williams' defining play

Perhaps Tennessee Williams' defining play, The Glass Menagerie was written in 1944 and first produced on Broadway the next year, where it won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for best American play.

31 Jan 2015 - 11:47PM
The Glass Menagerie - fragility and beauty in Tennessee Williams' defining play

Perhaps Tennessee Williams' defining play, The Glass Menagerie was written in 1944 and first produced on Broadway the next year, where it won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for best American play.

Poetry review: Something Crosses My Mind, by Wang Xiaoni

The cover image by Xu Bing of Chinese poet Wang Xiaoni's new collection, Something Crosses My Mind, shows fields of crops - a hint at what's within.

6 Sep 2014 - 10:11PM
Poetry review: Something Crosses My Mind, by Wang Xiaoni

The cover image by Xu Bing of Chinese poet Wang Xiaoni's new collection, Something Crosses My Mind, shows fields of crops - a hint at what's within.

With Cosmic Gate and Emma Hewitt, White Party is a must-see event for fans of electronic music
Rant: No cents in it
23 Aug 2014 - 11:17PM
Rant: No cents in it
Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

The power of collective memory has long provided insight into historical events, and perhaps nowhere is this better expressed than through art and narrative. Where crisis and trauma have been experienced, artworks and stories find power. Through art, the unspeakable is given voice.

17 Aug 2014 - 8:05AM
Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

The power of collective memory has long provided insight into historical events, and perhaps nowhere is this better expressed than through art and narrative. Where crisis and trauma have been experienced, artworks and stories find power. Through art, the unspeakable is given voice.

Singer Ellie Goulding enjoys playing festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella

Versatile British pop singer Ellie Goulding thrives on the intimacy that comes with the live dynamic.

7 Aug 2014 - 1:13AM
Singer Ellie Goulding enjoys playing festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella

Versatile British pop singer Ellie Goulding thrives on the intimacy that comes with the live dynamic.

Book review: History and Popular Memory, by Paul A. Cohen
Book review: Show and Shadow, by Dorothy Tse

The opening story in Hong Kong writer Dorothy Tse's new collection of short stories is starkly Kafkaesque. In Woman Fish, instead of a giant beetle, the metamorphosis that takes place is of a piscatorial nature.

11 May 2014 - 4:08PM
Book review: Show and Shadow, by Dorothy Tse

The opening story in Hong Kong writer Dorothy Tse's new collection of short stories is starkly Kafkaesque. In Woman Fish, instead of a giant beetle, the metamorphosis that takes place is of a piscatorial nature.

Book review: Global Interdependence, edited by Akira Iriye

Historical events are not necessarily sequential; they overlap and interconnect. History is constantly evolving, and the world is changing at an unprecedented rate - be it environmental, social, physical, political or technological.

10 Mar 2014 - 6:49PM
Book review: Global Interdependence, edited by Akira Iriye

Historical events are not necessarily sequential; they overlap and interconnect. History is constantly evolving, and the world is changing at an unprecedented rate - be it environmental, social, physical, political or technological.

Pangulasian Island offers luxury with an eco edge

Laid-back resort island a shimmering jewel in Palawan province, writes Amy Russell.

26 Feb 2014 - 10:35PM
Pangulasian Island offers luxury with an eco edge

Laid-back resort island a shimmering jewel in Palawan province, writes Amy Russell.

Book review: Voices from Tibet, by Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong

Over the years, Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong have produced an output that highlights their bravery, compassion and unwavering commitment to the preservation of Tibetan culture.

19 Jan 2014 - 3:47PM
Book review: Voices from Tibet, by Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong

Over the years, Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong have produced an output that highlights their bravery, compassion and unwavering commitment to the preservation of Tibetan culture.

Escape the holiday crush with our guide to last-minute destinations

Last-minute getaways can be complicated and expensive, especially during holiday season. So why not dodge the crowds and find bliss in one of the region’s less obvious destinations.

4 Dec 2013 - 11:43PM
Escape the holiday crush with our guide to last-minute destinations

Last-minute getaways can be complicated and expensive, especially during holiday season. So why not dodge the crowds and find bliss in one of the region’s less obvious destinations.

Book review: Year Zero, by Ian Buruma

For a historian to shed original light on the events of the second world war and the ensuing cold war is no mean feat. To do so with character, insight, and intellect is even harder.

1 Dec 2013 - 4:51PM
Book review: Year Zero, by Ian Buruma

For a historian to shed original light on the events of the second world war and the ensuing cold war is no mean feat. To do so with character, insight, and intellect is even harder.

Book review: The Cloud that Contained the Lightning, by Cynthia Lowen

Putting the wide world of the atomic bomb, nuclear physics, technology and innovation under the microscope in a succinct selection of poems revolving around a singular man is no easy feat. But award-winning American poet Cynthia Lowen has done just that in The Cloud that Contained the Lightning.

3 Nov 2013 - 5:37PM
Book review: The Cloud that Contained the Lightning, by Cynthia Lowen

Putting the wide world of the atomic bomb, nuclear physics, technology and innovation under the microscope in a succinct selection of poems revolving around a singular man is no easy feat. But award-winning American poet Cynthia Lowen has done just that in The Cloud that Contained the Lightning.

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