José Naranja – a travelling artist finds greatness everywhere!

Instagram, note apps, blogs— all the cool kids are using tech to document their travels. But what about keeping it old-school? Give those thumbs a rest and jot down your travel experiences along the way using notebook...Read More

Don’t play play! – 20 useful Singlish expression

Most western visitors find Singapore both strangely familiar and alien. All the road signs are in English, there’s an efficient public transport and plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Yet in your interactio...Read More

Art Fair Philippines 2018

Set in an alternative urban venue, the six floors of a carpark building in Makati will be converted into a pop-up art space for the sixth edition of Art Fair Philippines (1-4 Mar). The premier platform for one of Sout...Read More

Amazing Local Dishes: Singapore bite by bite

“Live to eat, not eat to live” probably best describes Singaporeans’ attitude towards food. Chicken rice, rich and nutty satay, sweet and sour rojak, spicy BBQ sambal stingray: there’s no better way to get into ...Read More

The Be App x Purveyr

We are long-time fans of Purveyr, a brand that aims to positively and creatively influence perspectives of life in the Philippines. Since 2012, they have been promoting contemporary underground culture through snippet...Read More

Cinema Centenario: Maginhawa Boasts Its Newest Theater In The Neighbourhood

Maginhawa is an undisputed foodie destination in Quezon City. From fantastic street food to authentic cocktail bars, you can indulge your taste buds infinitely in this charming neighborhood. Book-lovers on a budget wi...Read More

Cuaderno Fil-Mex Book Café: A Haven for Foodies and Book Lovers

My late night thoughts include one constant self-debate to find out what is better: the smell of good food or the smell of books. Squeezed in the middle of the bustling Estrada Street in Malate, Manila is a café-slash...Read More

Neighbourhood Focus: Everton Park is Singapore’s hidden little foodie enclave.

Very few of the original establishments in Everton Park still serve their initial purpose. It is amazing to see, that amidst the drastic cultural makeovers the neighbourhood had gone through, it still managed to keep ...Read More

Isobel Francisco: It’s your time to “Bloom”

The Bloom Arts Festival is a perfect combination of rush, bliss and delight, rooted in the most powerful form of connection – art. They say Filipinos were born martyrs and fighters but it is certain that creativ...Read More

Tof Zapanta: Helping Artists ‘Bloom’

“Doing it well beats doing it fast”, says painter, illustrator, designer and art director Tof Zapanta. These are wise words to live by, but most importantly it describes his passion to change the circumstances that en...Read More

Ida Anduyan: Getting The Best Of Both Worlds

Scroll through your Discover section on Instagram and get your eyes glued to photos of influential bloggers posing furiously in front of the Metro’s flashing lights and rapidly changing skyline.  Manila is of course c...Read More

the Be app – now available for Singapore!

In a little more than 50 years, Singapore transformed itself from a fledging island into a gleaming example of modernisation. It’s a metropolis brimming with enviable infrastructure and world-class financial services....Read More