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Detective Conan film set in Singapore

An animated film featuring Detective Conan – one of Japan’s well-beloved manga and anime series – will take place mainly in Singapore, the first time a film about the genius boy detective is set outside Japan. The plot of the 23rd feature film of the series, titled Detective Conan: The Fist Of Blue Sapphire, centres […]

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Interactive fun for the family at the National Museum

For the June holidays, children can explore the National Museum of Singapore using the museum’s first interactive guide for families. Titled Get Curious!, the guide was launched last Saturday, in conjunction with the museum’s month-long Children’s Special. It was co-developed over six months with early childhood educators from NTUC First Campus’ My First Skool, with […]

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Food: New name, new direction for Jaan

Fine-dining restaurant Jaan at Swissotel The Stamford has been renamed Jaan by Kirk Westaway, to further cement the British chef’s commitment to the restaurant he has helmed for the past four years. This comes one year after the 34-year-old launched his Reinventing British menu, which showcases his take on modern British dining and highlights ingredients […]

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Thoughtful and introspective

British pianist Ronan O’Hora has performed around the world and is a teacher and mentor to Lim Yan, who begins his tenure as artistic director of the Singapore International Piano Festival this year. O’Hora’s programme featured some of the best-known works of Beethoven and Brahms, woven together by common threads of passion, angst and unrequited […]

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Crystal clear fingerwork by Chinese pianist

This year marked a new chapter in the history of the Singapore International Piano Festival, with local concert pianist Lim Yan making his debut as its artistic director. He is the first of four directors who is a professional musician. Chinese pianist Sa Chen, prize winner in multiple prestigious international piano competitions, was Lim’s opening-night […]

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Diverse piano showcase of heroism and mortality

It is often interesting to attempt to discern the thought processes that go into a pianist’s art of crafting a recital programme. For Russian-American pianist Kirill Gerstein’s debut at the Singapore International Piano Festival, he chose the works of six composers from lands as diverse as Germany, France and Hungary (the usual suspects) to England, […]

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Kun opera for everybody

Staging a 400-year-old Kun opera as spoken theatre is a daring, even polarising, decision, which pays off delightfully in A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Reverie. It is the second part of an ambitious three-year project commissioned for the Singapore International Festival of Arts. Helmed by director Goh Boon Teck of Toy Factory Productions, the […]

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Pudgy dads and grannies who care

In the past, the average lifespan was only about 30 to 40 years and most people did not survive beyond their reproductive years. A percentage of both men and women did live to old age. How was this useful from an evolutionary point of view? Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full […]

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Get help early for chronic respiratory disease

In the current age, the focus of the medical community is more on preventing metabolic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and obesity, rather than chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As the saying goes: “Out of sight, out of mind.” Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. […]

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Burnout: When life is sucked out

When Ms Le Giang, 37, started a business selling Vietnamese street food in a kopitiam here nearly two years ago, she looked forward to being her own boss. The degree holder, who was previously a regional sales manager for a multinational firm, has since realised being her own boss is far from rosy. Please subscribe […]