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Fat virgins who stand the test of time

REVIEW / THEATRE THREE FAT VIRGINS UNASSEMBLED TheatreWorks 72-13 Home of TheatreWorks Wednesday Some classic plays do not age well. Ovidia Yu’s Three Fat Virgins Unassembled is not one of them. Twenty-seven years after its debut, it feels just as germane today. That, actually, is depressing – that Yu’s seminal feminist work should be not […]


Film Picks: John Lui Film Correspondent recommends

BYO CINEMA Organised by the Singapore Film Commission, this free open-air celebration of Singapore cinema heads into its third film tomorrow with Ramen Teh (left, 2018, PG, 90 minutes), director Eric Khoo’s drama about food linking members of a family across disparate cultures and generations. Japanese actor Takumi Saitoh is Masato, a chef searching for […]


Arts Picks: Melissa Sim Deputy Life Editor recommends

THE BREATH OF CHANGE Cambodian artist Svay Sareth, 47, holds his first solo exhibition in Singapore, featuring pieces such as a single-channel video and an installation comprising about 180 soft sculpture water lilies. “The water lily, in my personal point of view, means freedom. For Cambodians, the water lily is a symbol of tradition and […]


Food Picks: Eunice Quek Food Correspondent recommends

When I think of eating sea urchin, I naturally associate it with dining at a Japanese restaurant. But at The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar at The Fullerton Hotel, the new four-course degustation menu ($148 a person) celebrates the Sicilian sea urchin, also known as ricci di mare. This month, says Italian chef Carlo Marengoni, […]


Gigs Picks: Anjali Raguraman recommends

DJ MASEO (DE LA SOUL) PRESENTED BY COLLECTIVE MINDS X MATTEBLACC X SOUL VIBES ASIA Music fans might recognise his infamous laugh, which starts off British virtual group Gorillaz’s 2005 track, Feel Good Inc. But DJ Maseo is also one-third of American hip-hop trailblazers De La Soul, who introduced the world to acts like A […]


Cruise 2020 fashion shows: A season of extravagance and ease

At the recent Cruise 2020 fashion shows, there was a duality of fantasy and reality. The Cruise season, for all the spectacle these days, is vital to many big designer names as the fashion shown on the runway is more likely to get produced and sold. The cruise clothes land in stores before the big […]


Old is gold on South Korea’s runway

SEOUL • Five years ago, she was working 20 hours a day in a hospital just to make ends meet. Now, at 75, Choi Soon-hwa is an unlikely fashion star and model in South Korea, one of a handful of seniors who have become socialmedia and fashion celebrities in a country where inter-generational conflict is […]


Chaumet banks on celebrities

What do French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and Chinese actress Angelababy have in common? They both wore jewels from the same maison on their wedding day, more than 200 years apart. Such is the longevity of Chaumet, founded in 1780. The French jewellery house, today owned by the LVMH Group, has a 239-year history that includes […]


Bata steps up its game

The brand synonymous in Singapore with white canvas school shoes – Bata – is turning to new technology to woo customers. Over six months, starting from August, the footwear company will release a new range of shoes every month in its Asia-Pacific stores. Each range will feature a different type of comfort technology, from acupressure […]