Ramli Sarip and Sweet Charity

Ramli Sarip — Bittersweet Times

WHATEVER the public perception of a band, there will always be the behind-the-scenes issues that drive or dissolve a band. With Sweet Charity, there were always underlying tensions that made...

An Ode To Changes

Changes Having seen changes galore I now rest my case: embrace- Not just change/s but the consequences… Hard, especially for us who want to remain firm For we were brought up to have backbones That...

Singapore Bicentennial 2019 Kicks Off

In 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles landed on Singapore's shores and signed a treaty with Sultan Hussein Shah and Temenggog Abdul Rahman, establishing Singapore as a British settlement. Since then, the...

Cooking Up A Storm In Bangkok

AFTER a few trips to Bangkok, you can get a bit tired of all that shopping, lights, noise and traffic, no matter how many foot massages you have. Thankfully, the...
Yayoi Kusama Flower Obsession NGV Triennale

One Million Expected At The NGV Triennial

THERE IS art you can interact with, lie down on, be immersed in, scratch and sniff, or just ogle at, at the inaugural NGV Triennial. This diverse array of art...

Asia’s Rivers Of Adventure

RIVERS are generally where most communities spring up — for the source of water and access by boats. With so many neighbouring countries living off the river, that atypical...

Bold Play

In stark contrast to the image of the classical pianist who prefers the craft to take centrestage, Khatia Buniatishvili is quite content to brighten the spotlight. By Kannan Chandran....
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Sketches of Spain

FROM architecture born out of soaring imagination to cuisine that continues to lead in creativity, Spain is seldom ever plain. Art, architecture, food and wine dominate the Spanish landscape. The world’s...

The Comeback Kid

FROM cancer to boxing via death’s doorstep, Kumar Perumal has always been a trading blows to remain in the fight. “It’s a gamble,” says Kumar Perumal, proprietor and Head Coach of...

A Sleeper Hit For Bose

IS THE noise of the city too much to bear at night? Or are the thundering snores of your partner keeping you awake? Sleep deprivation is becoming an increasing problem...