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‘Girlfriend experience’ – Singapore rent-a-date services promote squeaky clean fun

Agencies set up dates for men and women, with the emphasis on squeaky clean fun. Some ban physical contact between couples, but their founders admit male clients sometimes want more than the ‘girlfriend experience’.

25 Aug 2019 - 6:27PM

Agencies set up dates for men and women, with the emphasis on squeaky clean fun. Some ban physical contact between couples, but their founders admit male clients sometimes want more than the ‘girlfriend experience’.

‘Girlfriend experience’ – Singapore rent-a-date services promote squeaky clean fun
The rise and fall of Singapore music star and Playboy cover girl DJ Tenashar – jailed, freed, and back in trouble

She seemed to have everything. Then she was jailed for drug offences. Freed, Tenashar vowed she had turned a corner. Within weeks, apparently destitute, she had been arrested again, suspected of drug offences and criminal trespass.

19 Aug 2019 - 1:44PM

She seemed to have everything. Then she was jailed for drug offences. Freed, Tenashar vowed she had turned a corner. Within weeks, apparently destitute, she had been arrested again, suspected of drug offences and criminal trespass.

The rise and fall of Singapore music star and Playboy cover girl DJ Tenashar – jailed, freed, and back in trouble
Singapore rapper comes out as gay in song, recalls childhood when he ‘didn’t have anyone to turn to’

Joshua Su, alias The G3sha, had to hide his homosexuality for years and spiralled into depression that led to a suicide attempt. He hopes new single I’m OK will help others grappling with their sexuality in conservative Singapore.

1 Aug 2019 - 6:47PM

Joshua Su, alias The G3sha, had to hide his homosexuality for years and spiralled into depression that led to a suicide attempt. He hopes new single I’m OK will help others grappling with their sexuality in conservative Singapore.

Singapore rapper comes out as gay in song, recalls childhood when he ‘didn’t have anyone to turn to’
How Singapore’s Bee Cheng Hiang with its famous grilled meat grew from a one-man street stall into an Asian powerhouse

Set up by Teo Swee Ee in 1933, the company now has 376 outlets, with more than 200 in China; its original ‘bak kwa’ barbecued preserved pork is also popular in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea.

16 Mar 2019 - 4:05PM

Set up by Teo Swee Ee in 1933, the company now has 376 outlets, with more than 200 in China; its original ‘bak kwa’ barbecued preserved pork is also popular in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea.

How Singapore’s Bee Cheng Hiang with its famous grilled meat grew from a one-man street stall into an Asian powerhouse
The story of Ayam Brand, set up in Singapore by a Frenchman, and how it got its name

Founded as Clouet & Co by a Frenchman, the rooster on the company’s cans of sardines led Malay customers to call it ‘chop ayam’ – the chicken brand – and eventually prompted a name change. Still French-owned, Ayam today is a global brand

9 Jul 2018 - 10:00AM

Founded as Clouet & Co by a Frenchman, the rooster on the company’s cans of sardines led Malay customers to call it ‘chop ayam’ – the chicken brand – and eventually prompted a name change. Still French-owned, Ayam today is a global brand

The story of Ayam Brand, set up in Singapore by a Frenchman, and how it got its name
How female DJs in Singapore fought sexist stereotyping to be judged on their sounds, not their looks

Once limited to sexy novelty acts, women DJs in Singapore have turned the tables and are headlining major events and drawing big crowds to nightclubs across the city and around the world. We talk to some of the Lion City’s best

1 Feb 2018 - 11:31AM

Once limited to sexy novelty acts, women DJs in Singapore have turned the tables and are headlining major events and drawing big crowds to nightclubs across the city and around the world. We talk to some of the Lion City’s best

How female DJs in Singapore fought sexist stereotyping to be judged on their sounds, not their looks
The changing nature of Singapore’s swingers scene

Swinging has moved beyond four-star hotels to multiroom apartments thanks to Airbnb, and the internet, where couples arrange everything from swingers’ cinema nights to sex-fuelled events far racier.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Swinging has moved beyond four-star hotels to multiroom apartments thanks to Airbnb, and the internet, where couples arrange everything from swingers’ cinema nights to sex-fuelled events far racier.

The changing nature of Singapore’s swingers scene