Top 10 Facts about Chinese New Year

  1) The date varies. Chinese hold their new year celebrations between the 21st January and 20th February, depending on the Chinese lunar calendar; so although calendar years have a fixed start and end date, the ... Read More

Spark The Festive Deepavali in Singapore

Deepavali is also known as the “Festival of Lights,” and the holiday abounds with all manner of colourful lights displays in public and numerous clay lamps to light up private homes. This is meant to symbolise the Hin... Read More

Crazy Rich Asians – Beyond the Brand Singapore!

This week, Crazy Rich Asians makes history as the first major Hollywood movie with an all-Asian cast since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club. The film is based on the best-selling novel by Singapore-born author Kevin Kwan. The... Read More

Is Singapore suffering from #FOMO?

I moved to Singapore from London nearly two years ago and I’d only been on the island for a few days when I had my first experience of “kiasu”. It was a Sunday afternoon and after a couple of hours exploring the herit... Read More

The Dance of the Flaming Arseholes – Before hot yoga, there was this workout

Singapore’s reputation as a safe, clean and efficient nation is something the city worked hard to attain. And many visitors hardly look beyond the conglomerate of fancy and sanitized buildings. But there is a lot that... 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

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

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

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