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Marina at Keppel Bay 16th – 19th October 2013 SINGAPORE’S FIRST AUTHENTIC BAVARIAN FESTIVAL

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Enjoy fine brews with Paulaner Bräuhaus, Drink and dine to explosive beats from Wicked Aura …Didi Hamann of Liverpool and Bayern Munich fame, as he makes a special appearance for the Schneider Weisse and Spaten alongside crispy and performances from world-renowned band, evenings as ambassador of Oktoberfest Asia. pork knuckles, goulash and bratwursts. Traditional The Original Hofbräuhaus Show. Bavarian snacks will be available all night.

How much? Dinner, stein mug and welcome beer: Individual (free seating) $85*, $95*, Tables – $650*, $700*. DBS/POSB cardmembers enjoy up to 15% off and more. All beers at $12 nett for 500ml serving, $50 for 5 x 500ml.

Times Wed – Fri: 5pm – 1am, Sat: 3pm – 1am Dinner service from 6pm – 9pm only. * Prices do not include SISTIC handling fee

FREE JÄGERMEISTER MINIATURE BOTTLE FOR FIRST 200 GUESTS EACH DAY AND FOR GUESTS DECKED OUT IN FULL BAVARIAN COSTUME.

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We Can’t Work It Out

Cover Story

EDITOR’S NOTE

18++ reasons this city rocks

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This column was supposed to be a wry reflection on the crazy, amazing evolution of Singapore in the 18 years since I-S began. However, following recent changes to employment laws to protect the local labor force, the magazine will henceforth be written not by the people most willing or best qualified to do it but instead by the first Singaporean to walk through the door. This week, we welcome Edward Tan, a charming old taxi uncle who simply got lost looking for a bathroom.

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Our Singaporean staff say they were mildly sorry to see their colleagues go, but admitted it would be nice to no longer be teased for abusing MC. The newly-unemployed foreigners were a bit disappointed given how productive, progressive and fun they’d found the multinational working environment to be, but expressed relief they would now have more time to spend plotting to overthrow the country. POST-POSTSCRIPT Not all of the above statements are true. For one thing, Mr. Tan was looking for a kopitiam not a bathroom.

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UP FRONT Giveaways

The Fight Is On Us This week, we’re giving away 2 pairs of cat 2 tickets (worth $296 per set) to ONE Fc: TOTAL dOMINATION on Fri, Oct 18 at Singapore Indoor Stadium. To enter, go to is-magazine. com/giveaways, register and tell us why you deserve to win.

To mark our 18th anniversary we turned this issue’s cover story (see page 8) over to a host of artists, entrepreneurs and other friends of the magazine, and asked them to tell us what they think makes Singapore so special. But we don’t want to stop there. It’s easy to be cynical about what’s wrong with Singapore, and easy to overlook all the awesome things about living here. So next time you tell Facebook how great your day was, Instagram your way through another epic meal, or tweet about how crazy things got at Zouk last night, tag it #weheartsg to share it with the rest of us. Hopefully we can get some momentum behind it. Maybe there’s a book in it. In any event, over the coming year we’ll run as many posts as we can in the magazine, and be sure to share with you all the reasons that here at I-S #weheartsg.

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The Government is mulling over plans to provide more support for the mentally ill in their efforts for inclusivity. Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor and Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yaacob have highlighted the need to combat social stigma from the public and strengthen the manpower resource for caregivers. One suggestion was extending the Special Employment Credit scheme, in which the government pays up to 16% of a disabled worker’s monthly wage, to the mentally ill.

Be Good Got Moustache? Still one of the most popular initiatives to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, the annual Movember initiative kicks off on November 1. Although aimed mainly at guys (its trademark movement is to grow a moustache, after all), members of the opposite sex can also sign up individually or as a collective at www. sg.movember.com and make a donation. All proceeds will be going towards the funding of global prostate and testicular cancer research programs.

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CALENDAR Essential Events October 11 - October 24 CALENDAR

DON’T Miss

Training Day The very last Sunday at the Training Shed of the year sees the Sideshow boys team up with special guests Marc Hype and Jim Dunloop for a no holds barred hip hop edition. Oct 13. See Stuff, page 29.

DO This

Sweet Dram Worship the nectar of the gods at this year’s Whisky Live, an all-day extravaganza of smokey goodness. Oct 19. See Food & Drink, page 26.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 Opening party for Japanese artist Naoko Tosa’s videoplus-haiku exhibition, Sound of Ikebana: Four Seasons, with drinks, nibbles and a performance by jazz trumpeter Toshinori Kondo. Oct 11, 6pm. 4/F ArtScience Museum, 10 Bayfront Ave., 6688-8868, www.marinabaysands. com. Invite-only. Exhibition runs through Jan 13, 2014. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 Explore gender politics at multi-disciplinary art gig The Best Object, the proceeds of which benefit local women in crisis. 7pm. Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang, 6298-2420, www.artistryspace.com. $10 donation at the door. Last chance to catch Agatha Christie’s whodunit The Mousetrap as it winds down its run here. 8pm. Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Rd., 6412-1335, www.

britishtheatreplayhouse. com. $90-120 from Sistic. MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 Reebok makes yoga edgy at their Rebel Yoga session with model-turnedinstructor Tara Stiles. Even the time and location are all hush hush. Invite-only. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 MMA event ONE Fighting Championship returns, this time with bantamweight fighters Bibiano Fernandes and Soo Chul Kim. See Sports, page 28. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 Finnish beatboxer Felix Zenger, French funkster WAB and UK vocal musician Tobias Hug teach you how to put that mouth to good use at the twoday Ultimate Beatbox Camp. TAS@AAC, #03-03 Aliwal Arts Center, 28 Aliwal St. $30-40 from www.a-cappella.org.sg.

Join the first ever Zombie Pub Crawl, where participants don their best undead costumes and shamble their way into four bars and a club along Singapore River. 7:30pm. United Overseas Bank (UOB), 80 Raffles Place, 9640-5611. $25 from info@ singaporepubcrawl.com. MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 Local director Amit Virmani’s documentary Menstrual Man returns for a second run by popular demand. Oct 21-27. Screening Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, 6332-6903, www. theartshouse.com.sg. $10. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 Huzir Sulaiman’s satirical 1998 play Atomic Jaya returns to the stage with Karen Tan and Claire Wong taking on all 16 roles in the production. 8pm. See our interview with the playwright in Scenestealer, page 24.


Marina at Keppel Bay 16th – 19th October 2013 SINGAPORE’S FIRST AUTHENTIC BAVARIAN FESTIVAL

PROST! Rare Bavarian Beers & Food

Oktoberfest Asia is a new event, 2 years in the making, brought to you by 3 of Bavaria’s finest breweries. Taste, relish and revel Bavarian-style with Singapore’s largest and most authentic festival.

Smashing Live Performances

Say “Prost” to German Football Legend…

Enjoy fine brews with Paulaner Bräuhaus, Drink and dine to explosive beats from Wicked Aura …Didi Hamann of Liverpool and Bayern Munich fame, as he makes a special appearance for the Schneider Weisse and Spaten alongside crispy and performances from world-renowned band, evenings as ambassador of Oktoberfest Asia. pork knuckles, goulash and bratwursts. Traditional The Original Hofbräuhaus Show. Bavarian snacks will be available all night.

How much? Dinner, stein mug and welcome beer: Individual (free seating) $85*, $95*, Tables – $650*, $700*. DBS/POSB cardmembers enjoy up to 15% off and more. All beers at $12 nett for 500ml serving, $50 for 5 x 500ml.

Times Wed – Fri: 5pm – 1am, Sat: 3pm – 1am Dinner service from 6pm – 9pm only. * Prices do not include SISTIC handling fee

FREE JÄGERMEISTER MINIATURE BOTTLE FOR FIRST 200 GUESTS EACH DAY AND FOR GUESTS DECKED OUT IN FULL BAVARIAN COSTUME.

Tickets available at SISTIC.com.sg. DBS/POSB cardmembers enjoy up to 15% off and more. info@oktoberfestasia.com www.oktoberfestasia.com Official Beers

Official Financial Advisers

Official Music Partner

Supported by:

Outdoor Media

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Official Credit Card

Official Venue

Official Energy Drink

Organised by

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COVER STORY “The people, landscape, architecture, museums and art scene are all so colorful and vibrant!”

“The local arts scene has really taken off over the last two years with the whole region looking into Singapore.”

Alan Koh, Marketing Manager, Affordable Art Fair

Aidan Bamrah, founder, Sideshow

“I’ve managed to set up a few businesses over the last few years and the city is very supportive of new ventures.” Ian Tan, Program Director, Ritual

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To mark our 18th anniversary, we’ asked 18 of the city’s coolest personalities—and some of our awesome readers—to tell us what they love most about the city. By Terry Ong. Photography by Mossy Chew.

Watch video interviews with all these folk and more at www.is-magazine.com.

“Lians are very particular to Singapore. Other countries can have Lians but they’re not real. Ours are as real as they get.” Troy Chin, comic artist

“There is something about our dialects that is warm and familiar, even if I don’t speak any of it.”

“Singapore is at the center of everything i do—from work to friends to good vibes”

Anthony Chen, filmmaker

Tracy Phillips, Director, Present Purpose

“We are definitely getting our sexy back with so many things to do here.” Charlotte Nors, Executive Director, Singapore Repertory Theatre

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“It’s great that we have some control here— otherwise we’d be barbaric and going crazy.” Jasmine Tuan, owner, Blackmarket


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“Singapore is a small country but we are very productive people.” Alvin Tan, artist, :Phunk Studio

“We have a diverse range of people and food from all around the world. We also love the culture, atmosphere, architecture and history of Chinatown.”

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“Being a very young city, things are always progressing. The city is very energetic and vibrant, with stuff happening all the time.” Cynthia Chua, owner, Spa Esprit Group

“Singapore has come to an age where it has matured enough to articulate how it feels, and music is a great way to express oneself here.” Danny Loong, Chief Creative Director, Timbre

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COVER STORY “Money is part and parcel of our daily life.” Kenny Leck, owner, Books Actually

“My greatest inspiration is our people and their quirks and eccentricities.”

Samantha Lo, aka SKLO, street artist

“I like the fact that even though chicken rice didn’t come from Singapore, we made it our own, and made it better.” Pat Law, founder, Goodstuph

“I love the trees, I love the flowers, I love the bougainvilleas as you drive into Singapore from the airport and I love the rain trees that you see everywhere.” Timothy Chia, Head of Marketing & Events, Zouk

“The National Parks Board has done a most brilliant job with our beautifully manicured parks, catchment areas and connecting ridges.” Michael Roche, Managing Director, Lushington Promotions

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COVER STORY I-S READERS

Just what is it that you love about living here? (Apart from reading I-S, of course.)

“Singapore has the best airport in the region with lots of restaurants and entertainment options.”

“I like the fact that we can go anywhere and have good food in the most casual way. You can step into a three-star restaurant without having to dress up, or at any hawker center for a rocking meal.” Timothy Kao, lecturer

“Our hidden gems all over the city, including neighbourhoods like Little India and even as far off as Sembawang.” Eric Yeo, public servant

Zarina Joy, IT consultant

“We are the only city with an F1 night race, and we can party from dusk till dawn.” Wendy Shen, consultant

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“This is a city that has strong external influences but does not compromise on its self-identity.” Alfean Samad, legal executive


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This “outgrowth” of the URA, which aims to “unify the three Quays,” has scored some big wins since forming last year: clamping down on touting at Boat Quay and most recently launching the Tuesdays by the River campaign, with river taxi pub crawls and outdoor yoga sessions every week. www.singapore‑ river.com

closer to the river,” says Sanjay Sabnani, Ultimately, they’re looking at turning marketing and sales director of Harry’s. this into an attractive after-work hangout Others have more specific concerns. “This that entices a more sophisticated crowd, will affect businesses which have clientele including more Singaporeans in the mix. who drive,” says chef Patrick Tan, who owns Tamashii Robataya. “My clients normally No Cars Go come to my restaurant to entertain—and It’s an initiative that’s already met with if they can’t drive, they won’t think considerable success elsewhere in of coming to my place.” And town. The scheme is endorsed by the Geffrey Teo, manager of Urban Redevelopment Authority Cuisine Master Hotpot, points (URA), who were behind similar out that some F&B venues pedestrianization programs on might be hit by a road block Club Street and Haji Lane earlier when it comes to deliveries. this year. Over at Club Street (closed Tabing assures us that on Fri-Sat 7pm-1am until Oct 26), the team is well aware of these Patrick Tan the dining and nightlife establishments we concerns and will remain flexible. polled report a solid increase in business, But, he adds, “the reality is that in other with patrons visibly enjoying the street party cities [where similar efforts have taken vibe, alfresco options and improved safety. place] many former detractors actually end At Haji Lane, retailers and F&B spots liked up becoming the strongest proponents.” it so much they’ve taken over managing the road closure (Fri 6pm-midnight; Sat-Sun Step by Step noon-midnight) after the URA’s trial ended. Still others think that all this road closure “Making our city pedestrian-friendly with business is only part of the puzzle. “It doesn’t public spaces for activities, recreation, really matter until the types of establishments and respite is a key part of our plans to here change. Hopefully closing the make Singapore liveable,” says a URA road will lead to new outlets,” says spokesperson. “We are happy that The Spiffy Dapper barkeep our experimentation with the road Abhishek Cherian George, closures has encouraged more local while Kuan Siang gets straight communities to step forward.” to the point: “The sleaze Whether or not Circular Road issue must first be solved.” enjoys that kind of commercial SRO agree. success, it’s important for a jamPedestrianization is but one packed city like Singapore to be Abhishek Cherian of several steps in a grander creative about how we make use of George scheme to reposition Circular space—and here at I-S we’re right Road, and the organization are behind anything that gives pedestrians already in talks with the team behind slick priority over private vehicles. “Should CBD watering holes The Vault and Kyō for streets really just be for cars?” asks Tabing. a large scale retenancy program that will “We’re trying to rethink how they can see many of the unsavory bars replaced benefit people in a different way.” n by classier operators by March next year.

Address book Cuisine Master Hotpot 68 Boat Quay, 6438-9979 | Harry’s 28 Boat Quay, 6538-3029, www.harrys.com.sg | Molly Malone’s 56 Circular Rd., 6536-2029, www. molly-malone.com | Tamashii Robataya #02-01,12 North Canal Rd., 6222-0316, www.tamashii.com.sg | The Spiffy Dapper 2/F, 61 Boat Quay, 8233-9810, www.facebook.com/spiffydapper

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A stunning beachfront golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus is the main attraction at luxe retreat Empire Hotel & Country Club (Jerudong, BG3122, Bandar Seri Begawan, +67 3241-7788). The glitzy getaway is now offering a Golf Escapes at The Empire promotion, with green fees for their 18-hole course starting at BN$100 ($100). They offer golf lessons with resident PGA professional Ahmad Bateman (who has 17 years of coaching experience) too. Get the details at www.theempirehotel.com. FLIGHTS

Dim Sum Dollies Good dim sum and shopping make Hong Kong a great go-to getaway. And now, there’s one more way to fly there: with budget carrier Scoot’s new SingaporeHong Kong service starting November 15 (prices yet to be announced). The airline will fly the route five times weekly (and daily from December onwards). Read more at www. flyscoot.com.

2620-6666) convenient location nearby prime shopping and dining centers such as Emporium, Terminal 21 and Siam Paragon, as well as major attractions like the Grand Palace and the Chao Phraya River. More info at www3.hilton.com. VIETNA M

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Liquid Love Just because your bathroom is short of space for a tub doesn’t mean your daily cleansing ritual has to be any less luxurious or relaxing. Recreate that lush spa experience at home with the Sandwich Colours shower by Italian bath specialist Cristina. LED lights are built around the rim of the showerhead and are connected to a controller for different mood settings and therapeutic effects. Not only does it boast a powerful jet, the illuminating fixture saves water, too. $400 upwards from Sansei Singapura, 462 Tagore Industrial Ave., 6292-8321, www.sanseionline.com.

tech touch and Go Not on the tablet bandwagon yet? the ideatab a3000 from Lenovo offers an affordable entry into the fray. the plastic body feels surprisingly comfy although they could do a lot better with the screen resolution on its 7-inch display. We can vouch for its great battery life and quad-core intelligence that reliably runs processor-intensive apps. $269 from Challenger, #06-00 Funan Digitalife Mall, 109 North bridge Rd., 6339-9008, www.lenovo.com/sg/en.

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LVMH’s beauty chain Sephora is on the rise, what with the opening of its ninth store at Suntec City. Like the other outlets, the French brand’s new space features glossy, monochromatic interior, cult-favorite labels like burt’s bees ($15 upwards for a tinted lip balm) and offers complimentary consultations and makeup applications. beauty junkies can also look forward to new names including Pure Heal’s, launching in the coming months at #01-314/315/316 Suntec city Mall, 3 temasek blvd., 6337-1543, www.facebook.com/sephorasingapore.

Protect your entourage of gadgets and travel stressfree with american tourister’s latest collection Huemix. Its laptop portfolio ($55), briefcase ($65) and rolling tote ($140) are made using lightweight polyester, come with a magnetic front flap for easy access to your essentials and feature an all-around padded air mesh to prevent tech accidents. Plus, they are available in a range of classic colors like coral, turquoise, black and grey at #02-34/35 tampines 1, 10 tampines central 1, 6785-3853, www.americantourister.com.sg. FRIDAY, octobeR 11, 2013 i-S MaGaZine

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Stuck in a fitness plateau, or bored out of your wits with the same old gym routine? Simply try out one of these new workouts, says Crystal lee.

Put YouTube to good use with these online workout channels.

CoreAlign What: this machine works the body in an upright position to improve posture, balance and functional movement. coreAlign workouts combine deep stretches, core training and strength work all in one—perfect if you want a heart-pumping yet flexibility-boosting routine. The benefits: “You might think that coreAlign is related to Pilates—it’s not: the majority of exercises are done standing,” explains instructor Audrey D’cotta. “the machine helps train the core muscles to work in unity with the whole body, and it’s great for performance enhancement or simply as a regular exercise regimen.” Where to do it: Available at The Moving Body Group’s Robertson Walk studio (#0123/24 Robertson Walk, 11 Unity st., 62351051, www.themovingbody.com.sg).

CoreAlign

What: one of europe’s hottest fitness crazes takes traditional spinning underwater for a low-impact, high-resistance workout that burns up to 800 calories an hour. It also promises to boost blood circulation, improve cardio fitness and build muscle strength.

Caveman Workout What: It’s a functional training exercise that uses everyday body movements such as pushing, pulling and climbing to build strength and resilience, resulting in better performance when taking on daily tasks.

The benefits: “It makes you stronger and more flexible,” says The benefits: “Your weight is Margarida Ferrao, operations director of Aqua Spin supported by the buoyancy so there Vivafit. “What’s good about the caveman is zero strain on the joints,” says Aqua spin workout is that you can do it anywhere. instructor Yannick Dedigama. “spinning If equipment is not available, your underwater also generates a massaging effect own body weight is enough.” that reduces cellulite, water retention and Where to do it: Vivafit’s (#03muscle ache.” 00 Malacca centre, 20 Malacca Where to do it: Aqua spin offers group classes ($40 per class) at various sports and country clubs including The Tanglin Club (5 stevens Rd., 6622-0555, www.tanglinclub.org.sg). email info@aquaspin.sg to book a class.

st., 6536-3360, www.vivafit. com.sg) Power Moves class is based on the same principles. Firsttimers can purchase a pass for three classes at $29 via the website.

BODYROCK.TV Instructor Zuzana Light demonstrates intense workouts using basic equipment or none at all. www.youtube.com/user/bodyrocktv

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What: A core-centric, high-intensity workout that fuses boxing and Pilates, this hybrid routine reportedly burns up to 900 calories in a session and incorporates the use of weighted gloves to further tone arms and maximize cardiovascular health. The benefits: “Piloxing provides an efficient workout in a limited time frame,” says lucretia cheng, a certified Piloxing instructor. It helps build lean muscle mass and core stength, leading to an increase in metabolism and better body balance.” Where to do it: Fitness Fun (68756115, www.fitnessfun.com.sg) offers a class ($18 for a drop-in class) every Friday, from 7-8pm, at ARCA Dance (#01-464 crawfort court, 464 crawford lane, 62955555, www.arcadance.com.sg). n

Michael Chang and his crew mean serious business when it comes to developing that set of washboard abs. From crunching workouts to dietary advice, this is a free A-Z guide to achieving that holy grail. www.youtube.com/user/ sixpackshortcuts

Blogilates

BlOGIlATES Turn your own room into a pilates studio with Cassey Ho, a cheery Pilates expert who conducts her workouts to pop music for a fun, upbeat session. www.youtube.com/user/blogilates Khairul Amri

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cath Kidston The buzz: Widely copied brit lifestyle label cath Kidston—fake iPhone cases were spotted in small mobile shops long before it set foot here—has opened its first standalone boutique at IoN orchard. The vibe: twee, cheery and bright, synonymous with the brand’s distinctive vintage-inspired prints. the cozy space feels like a modern english cottage, with rose-patterned wallpaper, warm wooden

flooring, country tables, pastel colors and products covering almost every inch of the tight interior.

even bath products ($10-400). In store now are new prints featuring garden birds, mushrooms and florals.

The goods: cath Kidston makes heaps of products—way too much for the small 550 sq. ft. boutique to stock. While you won’t get the complete collection here, it packs a well-curated lot of the brand’s range of bags, small accessories, apparel, kitchen wares, home décor items and

Why you’ll be back: Getting your hands on the real thing no longer requires an overseas trip. Plus, the goods make easy and practical gifts for christmas (if you’re already creating your shopping list).

#B2-48 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 6884-5779, www.facebook.com/cathkidstonsingapore. Open daily 10am-10pm. cRYstAl lee

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Just Watch Me

smart Aleck The future is here—and it’s on your wrist. here’s the lowdown on three of the latest smartwatches.

Strictly speaking you don’t need one, but a good watch punctuates any outfit. By Crystal lee.

PEBBlE SMARTWATCh

The Nine-to-Fiver

Lauded for its ground-breaking innovation, the Pebble was the first watch to be built with syncing capabilities with iPhone and Android smartphones. Its primary use is for notifications—alerting the user about incoming calls, texts, e-mails and social media. US$150 (S$188) from getpebble.com.

sleek and minimalist, the Classic St Andrews timepiece ($348 from Kapok Tools) by swedish brand Daniel Wellington goes with everything, whether you’re suited up for a board meeting or dressing to impress a dinner date.

SAMSuNG GAlAxY GEAR

The Weekend Watch locally designed label hyperGrand takes the classic NAto strap—originating with the british navy—to new heights by incorporating cool, high-resolution prints on its 01 NATO Watch ($160 from Club 21b).

The Statement Piece If you’re headed for a black-tie event and want something with a little swagger, Chaumet’s Dandy Slim (price upon request from chaumet) should do the trick with its elegant, unadorned look.

This brand new baby comes with a 1.9-megapixel camera built in. While that feature might seem a little creepy, it does away with the swipes, taps and pinches, making it easier than ever to capture that precious moment. $488 from Samsung Experience Store, #02-28-29 Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Ave., 6376-9150, www. samsung.com/sg.

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The Classic Part of Nixon’s luxe heritage Collection, the strap of this fine timepiece (which retails for $219) is crafted from premium leather with hand-sewn whip stitched detailing. Its casual interface also makes it highly versatile, and one that you’d wear over and over again.

The guys at Sony have updated their 2012 version with both a software and hardware reboot, and they’ve even made it water resistant. It will also feature a whopping 400 apps. Out in all Sony stores including Isetan Orchard, #04-01 Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Rd., 6733-1876, www.sony. com.sg end October. Price TBA. Khairul Amri

Address book Chaumet #b1-93 the shoppes at Marina bay sands, 6688-7050, www.chaumet.com | Club 21b #01-07/08/09 Forum the shopping Mall, 583 orchard Rd., 6304-1459, www.club21global.com. | Kapok Tools 4/F tANGs orchard, 310 orchard Rd., 67375500, www.ka-pok.com | Nixon, #b3-13 IoN orchard, 2 orchard turn, 6509-7295, www.sg.nixon.com

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fashion + fitness + tech + home

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com) is moving into orchard central, which means no more calling ahead for appointments to visit. besides stocking more brands and products, the store will also have a coffee truck for your daily dose of caffeine.

Take a Ride

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hello, Goodbye last month, we broke the news that multi-label store Blackmarket ceased operation. Now multi-label boutique hide & Seek at Kampong Glam has folded too. on a happier note, cool furniture showroom Fred lives here (108 emerald Hill Rd., 9641-7727, www.fredliveshere.

lifestyle web store hipVan (ww. hipvan.com) is barely six months old (its soft launch was in April), but founders Danny tan, Deborah Wee, Kevin Vo and shobhit Datta are already counting a fivefigure membership base as it celebrates its official launch this month. their heir recipe for success: A userfriendly flash-sale site (similar to Groupon and the luxe uxe Nomad) that is packed with affordably-priced fashion, art, home wares, and knick knacks from labels like

Joseph & Joseph, DuSK till DAWN and Strangely Yours.

Coat Red Keep your chanel, Prada and louboutins in tip-top shape with leather care specialist ColorWash’s new high-Density Transparent Coating, a protective treatment that incorporates silicone to protect your luxury possessions against accidental stains, water and oxidation. breathable and moisturizing on leathers, the barely-there coat also works great on other fabrics including silk and suede. $120, #b1at various outlets including # 05 Marina square, 6 Raffles blvd., 6337-9181, www.colorwash. com.sg.

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Artist’s Impression Make tea time that bit more special with beautiful tableware from taiwan-based home décor chain Franz Collection, which recently opened a new boutique (#01-01A, 137A telok Ayer st., 6536-4889, www.franzcollection.com). Its latest collection of porcelain wares ($180 upwards) features intricate and realistic threedimensional nature-inspired designs and is sure to add a royal touch to an intimate party. clee@asia-city.com.sg

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parco.com.sg) class of 2013 have released their latest Autumn/ Winter collections, each carrying its brand’s signature. Noteworthy are accessories label Foon Foono’s first menswear capsule line ($89 upwards) inspired by marine life, and the return of alumni members including Mae Pang ($159 upwards) and Max Tan ($189 upwards).

Keep warm on chilly, rainy days with this mod-chic scarf ($69.90) from uniqlo (#01-382 to 386 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Blvd., 6238-8174, www. uniqlo.com/sg) made with super-soft, highquality silk that’s also shrink-resistant.

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DINING to a tea

OpEN DOOR

Nara thai cuisine

No more dainty finger sandwiches and miniature cakes. These three new afternoon teas offer more substantial, savory offerings.

Cassia

Indocafe - The White House

the dim sum high tea at this swish chinese restaurant includes small meaty bites like steamed siew mai with abalone, and deep-fried taro box with chicken.

LUNcH box Napoleon Food & Wine Bar

Salt grill

Dig into tea Peranakan-style, with spicy savories like mini otah, kari kapitan tarts and kurobuta pork buah keluak on mantou buns. Salt Grill

G/F Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, 6591-5045, www.capellahotels.com. Available Sat-Sun 3-5pm; $39.90.

signature color purple—with purple banquette seats and pendant lamps— and some glitzy gold wall hangings (which Wangwanitkul personally carried to Singapore in his luggage).

35/35A Scotts Rd., 6733-2656, www. thehouseofindocafe.com. Available daily 3-5pm; $34.

The deal: the set lunch ($32) at this slick wine bar includes three courses of sophisticated european fare, with four choices for each course. Why it’s worth it: the food is far better than you’d expect of a drink specialist. Pick from well-composed

Australian celeb chef Luke Mangan’s restaurant offers tapas for tea, with options like chorizo iberico, tempura zucchini flowers and tomatoes with burrata.

The food: Familiar classics like pandan chicken ($12.90) share the menu with less common specialities such as hot and spicy soup with dill patty omelet ($17.90) and the house speciality, softshell crab with yellow curry ($18.90).

55/F ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 65925118, www.saltgrill.com. Available daily 2-6pm; $40 for two (choice of four tapas). cHIN HUI WeN

dishes like warm spinach salad with sous vide egg, and French classics such as coq au vin, featuring a rich flavorful red wine sauce. Desserts are especially good, including lemon tart with lime sorbet. Lunch pairs easily with their array of affordable wines.

Napoleon Food & Wine Bar, 206 Telok Ayer St., 6221-9282, www. napoleon.sg. Available Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm. cHIN HUI WeN

The buzz: Already a well known name in bangkok, Nara thai cuisine’s first Singapore outlet is a spacious 112-seater set up by young managing partners John Wangwanitkul and christopher tan (Zsofi tapas bar and Slice - the Pizza Reform), plus director Alex Ye. The vibe: It’s a casual but smart looking joint incorporating Nara’s

The drinks: order up traditional thai beverages (from $5) in flavors like pandan, as well as specialty cocktails (from $20) by bar Stories (57A Haji Lane, 6298-0838, www. athousandtales.com) such as the Siamese Sour, a whiskey sour with palm sugar and calamansi. Why you’ll be back: the food is very good, the location convenient and the decor is a lot nicer than your average mom and pop joint. It’s a comfy, reliable spot for a thai meal.

#B3-21 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 6634-5787, www.narathai.com.sg. Open daily 11:30am-10pm. cHIN HUI WeN

A Week with Chef Luca at Casa Barilla I-S is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to the much anticipated ‘Week with Chef Luca at Casa Barilla’ happening for the very first time here in Singapore. Italy’s #1 pasta brand takes you on an epicurean journey as it hosts an exclusive invite-only week of Chef Luca intimate cooking classes. Indulge in recipes, tips and Grab these limited tickets for you tricks behind cooking pasta and a friend by answering this question: and homestyle Italian meals with internationally acclaimed Which of these is not an Italian pasta dish? Chef Luca Ciano.

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DINING A for Arbite

East 8 New York Fusion Tapas + Bar

compact Kicks Asian small plates are where it’s at these days, with fusion tapas specialists popping up all over town. but which of these hipster newbies is worth your time? to find out, Chin Hui Wen pits six of them head-to-head.

Ding Dong

LÈ Restaurant and Asian Tapas Bar

Tigerlily

Sarang

A for Arbite

Ding Dong

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East 8 New York Fusion Tapas + Bar

LÈ Restaurant and Asian Tapas Bar

Sarang

#01-01, 28 Aliwal St., 8321-2252, www.arbite.com.sg

23 Ann Siang Rd., 6557-0189, www.dingdong.com.sg

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#02-314 Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Blvd., 6338-8775, www.paradisegroup.com.sg

#07-01 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd., 6773-1322, www.sarang.com.sg

#01-03 Blk 7 Dempsey Rd., 6473-4500, www.tigerlily.com.sg

Why it's hot

chef-proprietor Mark Wee (who's also behind Arbite) has just revamped the menu of fusion small plates and they are really affordable—prices start at $3.

It’s a collab between the Spa esprit group and chef Ryan clift (of tippling club fame)— you know you can trust these people.

Inspired by eighth street in NYc—a veritable Little tokyo with yakitori spots, noodle houses, bakeries and tea houses galore— this place has a cool urban vibe.

this modern chinese restaurant is dark and dramatic with an illuminated resin statue at the centre of the main dining room. the decor recalls famed NYc restaurant buddhakan.

It's not your typical Korean barbecue joint. Head chef Jung Yun Yur says, “It’s what you’d find on the streets of Gangnam today: Korean classics served tapas style."

Housed in the space formerly occupied by Dempsey brasserie, this Asian-inspired bar looks pretty slick: the ceiling is covered with birdcages and there are lots of cchinese motifs.

What to eat

the scotch egg with soba hollandaise ($8), smoked pork belly bun ($7) and the beef onglet tataki with buttery crumbly onion "soil" ($6).

Vietnamese Scotch eggs ($16) and smoked pork bao ($19)—pretty much the signatures of the Asian tapas movement— plus clift's take on a local dessert Malacca chendol 2013 ($15).

order from the raw bar— options include yellowfin tuna with lemonavocado—and save room for desserts like banana tempura ($12).

tapas like the mantou burger with braised USDA prime beef ($16) and cream of bak kut teh ($12), a refined take on the local hawker classic.

east Drink-friendly Sarang's ginseng meets snacks like chilli chicken terrine West crab dip with fried recipes like mantou buns ($12), crispy tofu with kimchi chicken satay with cream sauce ($5.50) and peanut sauce ($11) and ginseng chicken terrine Peking pulled pork mini ($16). burgers ($14).

What to drink

belgian craft beers like the Steenbrugge Double brown ($14). Wee says, “Asian food is spicy and robust beers can stand up to the flavors in a way wine can’t.”

Draft wine (see page 29) Sweet girly cocktails like and sophisticated Asianthe Nolita Lychee inflected cocktails Saketini like the Golden ($15) and Mile ($17), a mix of watermelon thai herb-infused shochu ($68 vodka, blue ginger for six). gomme and chilli oil. Golden Mile

Fresh cocktails such as cherry for the Geisha ($22)—sake, cherry liqueur and prosecco— plus, digestifs like Silky Road in Summer ($22), rum-spiked ginger milk.

Simple straightforward drinks made with Korean alcoholic beverages like kiwi shochu (from $12) and makgeolli sprite ($23).

there’s not a bespoke cocktail in sight. Instead, throw back beers such as San Miguel ($13) and a choice of New World wines (from $13).

When to go

Unlike sister restaurant Arbite, which is most popular at brunch, this joint only really gets buzzing at dinner.

At night, it feels like a ‘70s discotheque with hot pink lights. We prefer going at midday when they have a sweet threecourse set lunch ($35).

the ladies nights (Wed; 6:30-8:30pm) are a big draw with one-for-one cocktails and a lively, younger crowd.

come for a late dinner so you don’t miss the nightly closing ceremony: chefs in the open kitchen take a bow as a curtain comes down.

In the evening, when it’s cool and breezy. they’ve got a nice alfresco bar. eating there is a whole lot more civilized than sitting inside with blaring K-pop tunes.

Late at night (it's open till 2am). “People forget to eat when out drinking and then come here hungry at 11pm,” says Alistair christine, coowner of tigerlily.

Why you’ll be back

It’s an easy-going venue, perfect for unwinding with a cold brew and value-for-money chow.

For the drinks. It’s rare to find a joint where the cocktails are just as creative as the food.

It’s the hippest joint in the area for a Japaneseish meal and drinks.

It’s a glitzy, high impact spot to take a date or even some clients you’d like to impress.

For inventive Koreaninspired bites at a convenient orchard Road location.

It’s an unpretentious spot to fill up on comfort food late at night when few other places are open.

#01-21/22, 10 Coleman St., 6338-8289, www.east-8.com

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Hungry Haikus How do local dining apps like Burpple and Picky, plus regional brand OpenRice's just-launched app stack up against each other? Chin Hui Wen turns to the old 5/7/5 format to find out.

Burpple

OpenRice

Picky

www.burpple.com

sg.openrice.com

picky-app.com

Won start-up funding

big up in Hong Kong

Same folks as Popcorn

bloggers contribute food guides

targeting HungryGoWhere

A very nice interface

Has pretty pictures

Good luck with that guys!

Pictures still need work

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Just arrived from california is the Stone R&R Coconut IPA ($27) at Brewers' Craft (#01191 354 clementi Ave. 2, 9815-2613, www. brewerscraft.com.sg), a unique new beer with rich toasted coconut notes and big tropical fruit aromas. It's so hot it might have already sold out by the time you're reading this. to get advance notice of new beers, sign up for the brewers' craft newsletter at mengchao@brewerscraft.com.sg.

OpEN DOOR

the chop House sports on flatscreen tVs all over the joint and the music is mainstream pop from the mid 2000s (think beyonce and the black eyed Peas). The food: on the menu are hearty burgers (from $18), generously sized grills such as steaks (from $27) as well as a giant beef shank ($140), a 4kg behemoth which serves at least six. other specialties include the tortilla-wrapped apple strudel ($11).

The buzz: this waterfront gastrobar created by the folks behind Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (3/F Swissôtel the Stamford, 6338-0261, www. wooloo-mooloo.com) is their biggest outlet yet.

The drinks: they’ve got the city’s first Selftap beer system. (You buy beer with a stored value card, which you tap against the reader before pulling your own pint.) Plus, there are six beers on draft—from $8, during happy hour (4-9pm); from $10 (after 9pm)—and simple cocktails ($16), like the butcher’s bleeding Mary, comprising spiked tomato mix and smoky bacon.

The vibe: casual and urban, like the slicker, more spacious (160 seats in total) big brother of your neighborhood dive bar. they play

Why you’ll be back: For a satisfying affordable meal, in a laidback space with enough room for large groups. It’s a great pick for an office party.

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DINING NEW AND NOTED With chin Hui Wen

Oishii Japan

Cup Sized cupcakes may be a tad twee and cutesy, but there’s no denying amateur baking is a big thing. We’re always meeting home bakers who’ve built a cult following selling their stuff to family and friends. So, we’d like to open up a new challenge to you. If you’ve always harbored hopes of becoming a baking professional and think you can make a mean cupcake, enter your creations in our Christmas Cupcake Challenge. Simply bring your cupcakes to our office (between 10am and 6pm) at #1403, 211 Henderson Rd., 6323-2512. All entries will be taste tested and written about—and we’re planning to do a grand finale in December. Speaking of cupcakes, tiong bahru has welcomed two new cupcake specialists Kisses Bakery (#0102 55 tiong bahru Rd., 6536-7470, www.facebook.com/kissesbakerysg) and The Dispensary (69 tiong bahru Rd., 6536-0225, www. thedispensary.com.sg).

The Frat-ernity chef Gabriel Frantini—who has 40 years of international cooking experience—has just launched Italian restaurant Fratini (10 Greenwood Ave., 6468-2868). the place has a cool cellar room, where guests can host private parties (up to 12 pax).

Tip Top It's not published until December, but our annual Top Tables dining guide is already shaping up to be

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the best ever, with a new top 10 list (picked with input from a special panel of food experts), star ratings and page after page of Singapore's most outstanding restaurants. It’s always really popular, so if you want to make sure you get a copy, you can pre order the guide at food@ asia-city.com.sg.

Always Packing Here’s an idea for a quick weekday meal: the Les Amis Group’s new eatery PACK’D (#b1-169/170 Suntec city Mall, 3 temasek blvd., 6884-7717), a clean airy spot with a menu focusing on sandwiches (from $7.30) such as smoked duck with mango chutney.

Roll Up More lunch-worthy grub can be found at casual, health-focused restaurant newbie Sushi Burrito (#01-06, 100AM, 100 tras St.). the place offers sushi-burrito hybrids (essentially giant, unsliced sushi rolls) like Rising Sun ($11.90), stuffed with salmon sashimi. For conventional burritos, cult favorite Mexican chain Guzman Y Gomez will open at Asia Square tower 2 this month too.

Trade Secret Food trade show Oishii Japan (Suntec Singapore International convention & exhibition centre, 1 Raffles blvd.) will open to the public on october 19, featuring 250 Japanese food businesses and live cooking demos. entry costs $4 from oishiijapan.peatix.com.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Gardens with a Purpose offers a Home-Grown Organic Vegetables Workshop (toh orchids Farm, 84 Sungei tengah Rd., 6760-4822) for $90, with tips on growing local veggies, a starter kit (worth $32), seeds and homemade pesticides. Sign up for the next session (Oct 17) at www.Gardens-With-Purpose.com.

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RESTAURANT REVIEWS Izy HHHHH Japanese. 27 Club St., 6220-3327, www.izy.com.sg. this swish izakaya helmed by chef Kazumasa Yazawa (formerly of Waku Ghin) is a long narrow concrete-lined space offering uber sophisticated Japanese bar grub. the vibe is a little clubby (but hey, it is club Street, you’re here to party) and not particularly Japanese, but we love the colorful Pop Art on the walls and cool light fixtures made from repurposed drink bottles. It makes you feel like you could be at a hotspot anywhere in the world. the food’s great no matter what you order, but don’t miss the perfectly fried chicken karaage ($20)—shatteringly crisp on the outside and juicy within, smeared with a layer of complex balsamic mayo—and the pork belly roll with fresh ginger ($6), a deceptively simple but mind blowing snack of thin sliced meat wrapped around a generous slice of fresh young ginger (to cut the fat). Portions run on the small side, so also fill up on their stellar rice bowls: the wagyu summer truffle ($45) is our fav, but the braised pork belly variation ($32) is similarly unfaultable, featuring meltingly soft meat, and a rich runny egg to sauce the whole mess. they’ve got a good choice of international wines to wash it all down too, from by-the-glass options (from $15) to blowout bottles from their library collection (from $220). And though prices are quite steep, with grub this good, it’s hard to complain. open Mon-Sat 4pm-1am. $$$

candlenut HHHHH Peranakan. #01-03 Dorsett Residences, 331 New Bridge Rd., 6444-6163, www.candlenut.com.sg. Well-known chef Malcolm Lee, who closed his noted Peranakan restaurant candlenut Kitchen at Neil Road last year, has relaunched at the Dorsett Residences. the young chef made his name offering gussied up Nonya fare, which has proven especially popular with visitors to the city. So it’s fitting that the new location is opposite a hotel and most nights the crowd is a healthy halflocal and half-foreign mix. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, the recipes won’t impress traditionalists and flavors can seem muted. the assam sotong ($14)—though inventively cooked with squid ink—didn’t deliver the pucker-y kick expected of the traditionally sour dish. And the buah keluak short rib ($24), while technically competent (featuring fork tender meat), was just too light. the thin sauce just didn’t have the richness required of the gut busting classic. but there were also great successes like the wing bean salad ($12)—fresh and bright with tangy lime, crunchy cashews and sweet candied anchovies—as well as the buah keluak ice cream ($14), an eye-opening combination of the black nut with dark chocolate and chilli specks (which crackle in the mouth like pop rocks). those innovations alone are worth a trip here: they offer excitement and fun traditional grub just can’t provide. come here if you’re feeling adventurous: just know that the food won’t provide the comfort of your grandma’s cooking. open Mon-Sat 6-10pm. $$

Recently Reviewed by I-S Food For Thought “After working up an appetite wandering the museum halls...we’d be glad to return to this spot for quality comfort grub.” HHHHH Supreme Tastes Jiang Nan Cuisine “If you’re stuck in the area and the craving strikes, this is a convenient option that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.” HHHHH Muchachos “You end up with a bloated wrap that’s perfectly serviceable if you’re hungry, but off-puttingly soggy and oddly fibrous if you’re not.” HHHHH Shoebox Canteen “If you’ve got a hankering for a simple comforting lunch or crave a bite with your drinks this is just the ticket.” HHHHH Ratings H HH HHH HHHH HHHHH

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reviews are based on actual visits to the establishments listed, without the knowledge of the restaurants. reviews are included at the discretion of the editors and are not paid for by the individual restaurants.

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Need to know Theater & Arts The Arts House > 6332-6919

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William, It was Really Something All the Bards’ most famous works relived at The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) show. See Theater, page 25.

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Fright Night Never too early to dress up for Halloween. Gear up at the Sentosa Spooktacular ahead of everyone else before the mayhem begins at the end of the month.

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View the best photography books from around the world and attend workshops at the IPA Photo Books Show 2013. See Sales & Fairs, page 29.

SCENESTEALER Huzir Sulaiman Atomic Jaya is acclaimed playwright Huzir Sulaiman’s cheeky reimagining of Malaysia attempting to build an atomic bomb. He talks to us about the history of the show and the ties that bind Singapore and Malaysia. How did the idea for the play come about? It was inspired by Malaysia’s mega-projects: Petronas twin towers, Multimedia Super corridor, bakun Dam and bizarre things like the World’s biggest Ketupat. It was an interesting kind of national hubris that was developing. So I thought to myself, what would be the most mega of national megaprojects? Nuclear weapons, of course!

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Do you enjoy taking pot shots at real world issues? All playwrights work from real life to some extent. My early work dealt quite a bit with society and politics, but my recent work has explored a more interior landscape. Atomic Jaya captures the joyful madcap energy of a certain period of the country and my life. Are Malaysian authorities OK with the idea? Absolutely. It was written with a lot of love, and it fundamentally celebrates Malaysianness in all its hilarious and crazy forms. What do you think Singapore would do if Malaysia decided to build the A-bomb?

It’s really not likely to happen, seeing as Malaysia did sign the International Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty more than 40 years ago. but if it did, I’m sure the behind-thescenes diplomacy would kick into full swing. Again, a series of good meals might sort things out. How would you describe the differences between a typical Malaysian and a Singaporean? Singaporeans are a little more punctual, and a little more private. If Singapore was building an atomic bomb, they’d have finished it already, and we wouldn’t know about it.

Do you think the two countries might merge one day? I don’t think an outright political merger is likely, but greater cooperation and openness would be great. Gastronomically, we would rule the world together. Atomic Jaya is on Oct 24-Nov 1, 8pm. SOTA Drama Theatre, School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Dr., 6594-8411. $40$65 from Sistic. KHAIRUL AMRI


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Adam Gyorgy Hungarian virtuoso Adam Gyorgy returns to Singapore to play Mozart, his original composition A Day in New York and his unique take on the Wedding March. Oct 22, 7:30pm. esplanade concert Hall, 1 esplanade Dr., 6828-8377. $18-188 from Sistic.

follows four homicide suspects as they try to sing and dance their way out of trouble. Oct 17-19, 8pm; Oct 20, 3pm. Alliance Francaise theatre, 1 Sarkies Rd., 6737-8422. $47 from Sistic.

STATE OF THE ART the Art of collecting depicting Marilyn Monroe from 1967 with a piece by Hendrick ter brugghen depicting a singing lute player from 1624. both works are about entertainers from different eras and I’d like them to speak to one another. And to convey the vast sense of time and space and how it traverses, I’ve placed a work by Max ernst depicting a city circa 19361939 between two portraits—one by Antony Van Dyck from the 1600’s and the other Jacopo Robusti dit Le tintoret from the 1500’s.

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Verdi Gala the Singapore Lyric opera celebrates some of the most outstanding and popular works of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. Oct 24, 7:30pm. esplanade concert Hall, 1 esplanade Dr., 6828-8377. $28-68 from Sistic.

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Jay Sean Live in Singapore UK singer-songwriter, rapper, beatboxer and producer Jay Sean, best known for smash hits like “Do You Remember” and “tonight”, comes to town for his debut Singapore concert to promote his latest album Neon. Oct 11, 7:30pm. Siloso beach. $98-150 from Sistic.

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Don Gomes one of the most noted piano and jazz vocalists in Southeast Asia showcases his finest tracks for one night. Oct 11, 9:30pm. the Sultan Jazz club, 2/F the Sultan, 101 Jalan Sultan, 6723-7117. $20.

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I-S PICK> James Flynn Quartet the quartet bring their unique interpretations of jazz standards by Frank Sinatra and Nat King cole. Oct 12, 9:30pm. the Sultan Jazz club, 2/F the Sultan, 101 Jalan Sultan, 67237117. $20.

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Bring Me the Horizon Sheffield metal fivesome bring Me the Horizon play thunderous tracks from their latest album Sempiternal, with Japanese heavy metal band crossfaith opening. Oct 16, 8pm. the coliseum, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 6577-8888. $78 from Sistic.

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I-S PICK> Tommy Emmanuel At this one-night only concert, the Australian Grammy nominee tommy emmanuel showcases his complex fingerstyle guitar-playing technique, honed over his 50-year career. Oct 26, 7:30pm. esplanade concert Hall, 1 esplanade Dr.. call 6455-7178 for more info. $28-78 from Sistic.

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OneRepublic Native Tour the group returns to perform songs off their latest album Native including single “If I Lose Myself”. Oct 29, 8pm. the coliseum, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 6577-8888. $108-148 from Sistic.

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Matchbox Twenty North Tour Live in Singapore the band makes a debut performance in Singapore to promote titles from their North album. Nov 10, 8pm. Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk. call 63485555 for more info. $68-108 from Sistic.

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Not Quite the Moulin Rouge equal parts murder mystery and French cabaret, this musical is set in a small Parisian nightclub in the '20s and

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Camp Symmetry If you’re into indie music then you can’t miss out on this array of exciting acts, from the likes of Texan post-rock band Explosions in the Sky, to Californian surf band, Best Coast. Nov 2, 12pm. Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr., 6420-6841. $125-350 from www.campsymmetry.com.

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Retrolicious Reunion this retro pop festival boasts a lineup of icons like belinda carlisle, Rick Astley and bananarama for a night of '80s bliss. Oct 19, 8pm. Fort canning Park, cox terrace, 6332-1200. $125-225 from Sistic.

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Ubu Roi With an international cast of 12 actors, this comedy production follows the misadventures of grotesque buffoon couple, Papa and Mama Ubu. Performed in French and english; see website for more details. Through Oct 12, 8pm. Alliance Francaise theatre, 1 Sarkies Rd., 6737-8422, www.frenchstage.com. sg/ubu-roi. $42.

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Broadway Beng! Benging you Back to Basics Sebastian tan hams it up again as everybody’s favorite Hokkien-speaking and singing homeboy from Redhill. Through Oct 27. Drama centre theatre, National Library, 3/F National Library, 100 Victoria St., 6837-8400. $15-77 from Sistic.

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I-S PICK> da:ns Festival 2013 the annual dance festival returns this year with flamenco, Afro-brazilian and Irish dance performances, among many other works by the world's top choreographers and rising stars. Oct 11-20. esplanade, 1 esplanade Dr., 6828-8377. Free-$120 from Sistic.

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Tell us more about the theme of the exhibition “Transversality”. “transversality” is a term that goes some way towards explaining how small, timeless, community of artists, from all periods, from all cultures and origins, are united by a similar way of thinking, of reflecting, and of behaving.

How did you narrow down the collection? the idea is to curate a collector’s cabinet of sorts. Unlike most museums today where curators work with fixed classifications (and hence the exhibitions become too academic), we wanted to evoke a more intimate and spiritual feeling with the space, as if you are visiting the home of a private collector.

The second part of the exhibition is more spiritual in nature… Yes, there are works by 20th century masters like Mark Rothko and chu the-chun shown alongside the botticelli’s work of the depiction of christ. there is a feeling of deep spirituality in these works and they are very much in touch with God. For Rothko’s works, for example, you could even sense the inspiration of light seeping through the painting.

What about the placements of the artworks within the gallery space? It is important that we create some sort of communication between the paintings. For example, I’ve placed a work by Andy Warhol

and tragedies rolled into one. Oct 11, 7:45pm; Oct 12, 3pm, 7:45pm. DbS Arts centre - Home of SRt, 20 Merbau Rd., 6348-5555. $68-108 from Sistic.

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I-S PICK> The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) A crash course in Shakepeare’s works unlike any other. Witness all of his comedies, histories

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The Taming of the Shrew An all-female cast will set the stage for a rendition of Shakespeare’s most controversial comedy. Through Oct 13, 7:30pm. Fort canning Park, cox terrace, 6235-3817. $68-138 from Sistic.

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Kingbrown Issue 9 Launch Show Australian art publication Kingbrown comes to Singapore with an exhibition of works by over 50 local and international artists. Through Oct 18. Kult, #c2-5 emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Rd., 6338-1066. Free.

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Blithe Spirit A classic romantic comedy piece that centers around the meta-physical interactions between a newly remarried widower and his late ex-wife. Oct 23-26, 8pm. DbS Arts centre - Home of SRt, 20 Merbau Rd., 6733-8166. $37 from Sistic.

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I-S PICK> Universe of the Abstract Masters and Richard Texier this group show is held in conjunction with F1, showcasing the works of distinguished abstract masters like Joan Miro, George Mathieu and Pierre Soulages. Through Oct 13. opera Gallery, #03-05 IoN orchard, 2 orchard turn, 6735-2618. Free.

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Everything Is Connected Singapore-based, Australian-born artist belinda Fox's solo show features abstract paintings and works on paper filled with subdued imageries of nature and landscapes. Through Oct 13. chan Hampe Galleries (Raffles Hotel), #01-20/21 Raffles Hotel, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North bridge Rd., 6338-1962. Free.

The exhibition is on through Nov 17. Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris, Fort Canning Centre, Cox Terrace, www.pinacotheque.com.sg. $12-15 from Sistic. teRRY oNG

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POP! in the City III check out prints, unique canvases, mixed medias and sculptures from pop art legend burton Morris in this by-populardemand follow-up to his 2012 exhibition here. Oct 18-31, 11am. IoN Art Gallery, 4/F IoN, 2 orchard turn. call 6735-0959 for more info. Free.

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50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic Photography lovers will not want to miss this rare opportunity to catch iconic works from revered travelphotographers like Sam Abell and Joanna Pinneo. Through Oct 31, 10am. ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave., 6688-8868 for more info. $13-15.

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Tian Taiquan: Solo Exhibition Sensual photographs by the chinese artist, depicting models in various comprising positions lying on a red background overlaid with Mao figures. Through Nov 3, 11am. Art Plural Gallery, 38 Armenian St., 6636-8360. Free.

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an artwork based on their favorite song, co-curated by :Phunk Studio. each A4-sized work is priced at $199. Through Jan 6 2014. tcc-the coffee connoisseur, “the Gallery”, 51 circular Rd., 6479-2445. Free.

100 Friends – 100 Artists – 100 Songs one hundred local and international designers and creatives come together to create

I-S PICK> Spot Art Featuring more than 200 works of art from over 70 artists, this new art fair aims to reflect current trends in the Asian art market, so expect some great finds here. Oct 25-Nov 4, 11am. ARtrium @ MIcA, G/F MIcA building, 140 Hill St., 6270-7988.Free.

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Affordable Art Fair 2013 the fourth edition of this special art fair returns with galleries from all over the world offering an extensive range of contemporary art like prints and paintings all priced from $100 to $10,000. Nov 21-24, 12pm. F1 Pit building, 1 Republic blvd. call 62205682 for more info. $12-15 from Sistic.

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Singapore Biennale 2013 this year's much-anticipated edition of the Singapore biennale brings together the best and most thought-provoking pieces from around Southeast Asia and farther afield. Oct 26-Feb 16 2014, 10am. bras basah bugis Precinct . Free. More details at www.singaporebiennale.org.

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Oktoberfest Asia 2013 This inaugural four-day outdoor fest will have you knocking down pint after pint of Paulaner Brauhaus, Spaten or Schneider Weisse. Also enjoy live performances from bands such as The Original Hofbräuhaus Show. Oct 16-19, 5pm. Keppel Island Plaza, Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista. $75-85 from Sistic.

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Clarke Quay Presents Oktoberfest 2013 Check out beer booths serving German favorites such as sauerkraut and bratwurst, plus live performances and games. Oct 11-12, 7pm. Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Rd., 6337-3292. Free.

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I-S PICK> Singapore Wine Fiesta 2013 Singapore’s largest outdoor wine fair returns, this time with over 200 wines from all over the world and over 60 winemakers and experts in attendance. Oct 31, 6pm; Nov 1, 4pm; Nov 2, 12pm; Nov 3, 12pm. Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, 1800-8888-333. $45 from Sistic.

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More great live acts are coming to town—but you’ll have to wait till next year to see them. The fourth edition of Singapore's indie music festival St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (www.singapore.lanewayfestival. com) will feature Daughter, Jamie XX, James Blake and The Jezabels, taking place next year on Jan 25 at The Meadows, Gardens by the Bay. “We're exceptionally proud of this year's line-up,” says Laneway founder Danny Rogers. Other marquee acts in the line-up include Youth Lagoon and Kurt Vile, so log on to the site for the full list and to book tickets, with special packages available for early birds. Also not to be missed, French golden band Phoenix, who perform Jan 15 at The Star Performing Arts Centre (1 Vista Exchange Green, 6636-0055, $68-148 from Sistic).

More indie names, this time in the realm of electronic music, will also play at the second edition of the Super 0 pop-up parties. After taking over Gillman Barracks earlier this year, the organizers are bringing the gig to Annex @ The Mill (5 Jalan Kilang) this time near Redhill and Alexandra every Saturday on Nov 9, 16, 23, 30. Industrial venue aside, the names are some of the most underground and credible in the scene today, including Germany’s Terranova, the UK’s South London Ordnance and the US’ Daniel Bell. $25-35 at www.supero.sg. Want more? The brilliant DJ-producer Four Tet is also slated to play a live set on Nov 28 at Zouk (17 Jiak Kim St., 6738-2988, $40-50 from www.zoukclub.com).

The Bookie The first Singapore Art Book Affair, spearheaded by Books Actually’s Kenny Leck with the assistance from the Singapore Tourism Board’s new Kickstart Fund will take place Nov 28-Dec 1 at Gillman Barracks (9 Lock Rd., www.gillmanbarracks.com). The fair will be dedicated to local art and design literature, featuring artist talks, film screenings and book sales and launches—definitely a must for bookworms. terry@asia-city.com.sg


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I-S PICK> Race the Dead NEW Get chased by flesh-eating “zombies” on the loose at this 5km run that's set up just like a scene from a horror movie. there'll even be an post-race after-party for the survivors of the apocalypse. Oct 26-27, 10am. tanjong beach, tanjong beach Walk, 8127-7426, www.racethedead.sg.

Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2013 Make your way to the top at this annual vertical race up Swissôtel the Stamford. (that’s 226 meters, to be exact.) Nov 24, 7am. Swissôtel the Stamford, Singapore, 2 Stamford Rd., 9474-1797. $45-55.

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I-S PICK> Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013 Singapore’s marquee running event comes with races for individuals, teams, the wheelchair-bound and kids. Dec 1, 5am. call 6643-9191 for more info. $20360. www.marathonsingapore.com.

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I-S PICK> ONE Fighting Championship: Total Domination Headlining this ever exciting sports event are MMA stars bibiano Fernandes and Soo chul Kim duking it out for the oNe Fc bantamweight World championship title. Oct 18, 7pm. Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, 6344-2660. $38-348 from Sistic.

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Great Eastern Women’s Run 2013 the region's largest women-only half marathon looks set to host over 15,000 participants this year, with the action passing by Gardens by the bay, Marina bay Sands, the esplanade and the F1 Pit building. Log on to the website to register. Nov 10, 5:30am. the Float @ Marina bay, Marina bay Floating Platform, 20 Raffles Ave., 6340-4204. $25-266.

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Run for Hope 2013 A non-competitive leisure run in support of cancer research in Singapore by Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore where participants can choose between the 3.5 kilometer or 10 kilometer routes. Nov 17, 7am. the Promontory @ Marina bay, 11 Marina blvd. $48.

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Yoga on Read Bridge Yoga apparel label Lululemon organizes this free mass outdoor yoga session, part of Singapore River’s Tuesdays by the River campaign. Bring your own mat; email dsim@lululemon.com to register. Oct 15, 7:30pm. Read Bridge, Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Rd. Free.

SCENESTEALER Lee Sharpe the Manchester United legend heads to town for the all-star footballing tournament the IG Masters Football 6's. He lets us in on physical fitness and how money is shaping the beautiful game.

What was the least memorable moment in your career? Probably the worst thing that happened was my knee injury at Leeds that put me out for a year.

Are footballers overpaid? Definitely a lot of people will say yes. However, football is ultimately a global game and footballers do have a short career span.

Why is football the most beautiful game in the world? Football is a great game, both to watch and be a part of. It brings people together and bonds people as fans. the dressing room is an amazing place to be, and playing it tests you in every department– whether mentally or physically. You really have to be part of the team.

How has the English Premier League changed in the past decade or so? It has changed in a few ways. I think the game is quicker, the players are true athletes and the media coverage is huge. I'm not sure if all these have made the league any better but it is still the most exciting league in the world. Has technology dampened the spirit of the game in any way? I don't think technology has ruined the game at all. It is still hugely entertaining and captivating for millions of people.

Catch Lee Sharpe at the IG Masters Football 6's Singapore Cup on Oct 20, 2:30pm. Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, 6344-2660. $19$200 from Sistic. KHAIRUL AMRI


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Pop-Up Zumba this pop-up Zumba “party” gets participants dancing to Latin rhythms and other exotic beats for 60 minutes. Log on to the website to register. Oct 20, 9am. Read bridge, clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Rd. $12.

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Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s the longest-running 7s tournament in the region boasts a line-up of professional club teams from the world over, including the French national development squad and defending champ Daveta from Fiji. Nov 1-3, 9am. the Padang, connaught Dr.. call 6338-9271 for more info. $15-60 from ticketbooth.

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Park Regis Melbourne Cup expect a live broadcast of the Park Regis Melbourne cup, followed by a motorbike and horse race, and a must-see polo match played by the club members. Nov 5. Singapore Polo club, 80 Mount Pleasant Rd., 6854-3999. www.singaporepoloclub.org.

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I-S PICK> Leggo Flowboarding Day together with Leggo Flowboarding Day, Wave House Sentosa celebrates its birthday with food, drinks, music and, yes, plenty of flowriding fun. Nov 9, 4pm. Wave House Sentosa, 36 Siloso beach Walk, 6377-3113. Free.

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Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 3 Universal Studios Singapore promises to scare you out of your skin as it puts on a Halloween show to remember. Oct 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Oct 31-Nov 3, 7pm. Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 6577-8888. $50-198 from www. halloweenhorrornights.com.sg.

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Archifest 2013 The fortnightlong architecture festival returns with a “Small is Beautiful” theme, a specially constructed Pavilion as the event’s key venue, more curated Architours, as well as a pop-up design school of ideas. There are both free and ticketed events. Through Oct 13. Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Rd. www.archifest.sg.

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I-S PICK> Sunday at The Training Shed this chill all-ages weekend party, complete with beers, beats, bbQ, live music and graffiti, is even open to your pet dogs. Oct 13, 3pm. the training Shed, 8 Port Rd., 6273-1993. Free.

Email event news to stuff@asia-city.com.sg and nightlife@asia-city.com.sg

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Fide Fashion Weeks this fashion festival comprises Men’s Fashion Week, Women’s Fashion Week and Haute couture Week, and will showcase the best of Asian fashion design together with top international names. Through Oct 18. Marina bay Sands expo & convention center, 10 bayfront Ave., 6688-8868.

ON THE BAR Wines on tap Beer on tap is so last century. Nurse a glass (or carafe) of draft wine at these spots instead.

classes & workshops

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I-S PICK> An Afternoon at the National Monuments with the Diana F+ Join the local lomography crew and a guest speaker from Preservation of Sites & Monuments on an insightful shooting tour of the National Museum, former tao Nan School and Armenian church. Oct 13, 2pm. National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd., 6332-5642. $30.

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Arnoldii Arts Club Patron Program Geared at art collectors and patrons, this course offers insights on the contemporary art world and issues surrounding collecting through a series of classes, forums, guided tours, studio visits and networking events. Through Nov 23. Yeo Workshop, #01-01 Gillman barracks, 1 Lock Rd., 6734-5168. $204-7,900.

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I-S PICK> Treats of the Trade casual eatery Mad Nest plays host to a slew of local online retailers in this retail-exhibition, which aims to provide a physical space for homegrown businesses like accessories label banwagon and record label Riot Records. Through Nov 19. Mad Nest, 378/380 east coast Rd., 6348-6861. Free. www. madnest.sg.

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I-S PICK> IPA Photo Books Show 2013 this fair showcases independently published photography books from around the region. Also, catch photography and printmaking workshops, talks, exhibitions and book launches. Oct 19-20. National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd., 6332-5642. Free.

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Clarke Quay Traders' Market Pink Ribbon Market A collaboration between clarke Quay and flea market brand For Flea Sake, the october edition of the clarke Quay traders' Market aims to raise breast cancer awareness and all vendors are dressed in pink. Get free candy floss with any purchase. Oct 18-19, 5pm. clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Rd., 6337-3292. Free.

NIgHTLIFE dj gigs

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Bassic presents Waze & Odyssey with Jeremy Boon they've only been in the scene for a year, but DJ duo Waze & odessy are already the ones to watch. Get ready for a whirlwind sonic adverture at bassic as they throw out a big bass shindig. Oct 11, 10pm. Velvet Underground, 17 Jiak Kim St., 6738-2988. $25-32 two drinks included.

Oxwell & Co.

Napoleon

Ding Dong

this fun, refreshingly non-elitist gastrobar has a stripped-down drinks list with a local touch. think indigenous spices and botanicals—like leaves plucked fresh from nutmeg trees around Ann Siang Hill—in their housemade sangria and G&t ($12 each). And their house beer, the oxhorn Lager ($12), is a collaboration with local brewer Jungle beer. All of these, plus rotating wines ($12 per glass), come out of actual plumbingstyle taps mounted on the wall behind the bar.

Looking and sounding like a stylish friend’s apartment with black leather, exposed brick, iPad menus and an indie-dance playlist, this wine bar is perhaps the unstuffiest of them all. the centerpiece is a long row of enomatic machines holding 32 (count ‘em!) wines sorted by flavor. You get a little “credit” card, insert it and press the right button to dispense however much of each wine you want into a glass (from $1.50 for a sampling portion). Self-service intoxication!

this hip Southeast Asian small plates joint isn’t exactly the place to go for classy eats—bright pink lighting and Asian motifs lend the place a kitsch ‘70s vibe, except with thumping drum & bass rather than disco tunes—but it’s fun for drinks. Apart from an innovative cocktail list, they also serve red and white wine on tap (from $9); you can opt for a glass or go straight for a carafe of the good stuff.

5 Ann Siang Hill, 6438-3984, www.oxwellandco.com. Open Tue-Sun 8am-midnight.

206 Telok Ayer St., 6221-9282, www.napoleon.sg. Open MonFri 11:30am-2:30pm; Mon-Sat 5:30pm-midnight.

23 Ann Siang Rd., 6557-0189, www.dingdong.com.sg. Open Mon-Fri noon-3pm; Mon-Sat 6pm-midnight. cLARA LIM

Got an idea for On the Bar? Email us at nightlife@asia-city.com.sg

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Rewind ft. André Hommen German deep house DJ André Hommen, of Dennis Ferrer's acclaimed tech-house label objektivity, holds court with his signature warm, slowbuilding beats. Oct 11, 10pm. Kyo, #b1-02 Keck Seng tower, 133 cecil St., 8299-8735. $20-25 one drink included.

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Zouk Soundsystem presents Jordy Jazz championed by both Hardwell's and bingo Player's record labels, DJ Jordy Jazz is set to take the dancefloor with his signature rhythmic electro and house tunes. Oct 11, 10pm. Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim St., 6738-2988. $25-32 two drinks included.

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I-S PICK> Secret Service presents Tumale Yoyo #2 Secret Sevice returns for an encore with DJs Kenneth Francis, Anand and live drummer Md Noor. Oct 12, 10pm. the Vault, 237 South bridge Rd., 6222-5001. Free.

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Poptart ‘Hold on when you get love’ Indie music lovers will not want to miss this date with tunes from the likes of Arcade Fire, the xx and two Door cinema. Oct 19, 10pm. Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim St., 6738-2988. $25-32 two drinks included.

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I-S PICK> +65 ft. dBridge & SP:MC Home club's signature drum & bass night features UK scene veteran dbridge and pal SP:Mc joining the usual crew. Oct 19, 10pm. Home club, #b1-01/06 the Riverwalk, 20 Upper circular Rd., 6538-2928. $20 one drink included.

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Forward ft. Mark Fanciulli Having played venues like Space in Ibiza, Amsterdam's Studio 80 and Sonar festival, UK DJ and producer Mark Fanciulli dishes out his signature beats here. Oct 19, 10pm. Kyo, #b1-02 Keck Seng tower, 133 cecil St., 8299-8735. $20-25 one drink included.

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No Party Here presents Loefah UK bass and underground dubstep pioneer Loefah, who's worked with heavyweights like Skream and boddika, holds court at this night of seriously heavy tracks. by RSVP only; register on the website to get in. Oct 25, 9pm. the Vault, 237 South bridge Rd., 6222-5001. Free. www. nopartyhere.com/letmein.

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Be with Formative and Chris B. Get ready for a night of bangers and belters—think Romero, Alesso, tJR and Hard Rock Sofa—as DJs Formative and chris b return to the decks. Oct 25, 10pm. Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim St., 6738-2988. $25-32 two drinks included.

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B. x Midnight Shift Yet another night where a mystery international guest DJ will bring you a set of deep house tunes signature to Midnight Shift. Oct 26, t., 82998735. $20-25 one drink included. www.clubkyo.com.

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We Are Modeselektor / Bassis ft. Cee this unique nightlife-meets-film event screens the documentary We Are Modeselektor, about the titlular berlin group, followed by a bass-crazy afterparty with cee, Ming, Zeratone and Durio. Oct 11, 8:30pm. Home club, #b1-01/06 the Riverwalk, 20 Upper circular Rd., 6538-2928. $15 after 10pm, one drink included.

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The Red Party celebrate Spain's national day with a beach fiesta complete with Spanish bites, sangria, sexy percussion beats and a game of bossaball, which combines soccer, gymnastics and capoeira all rolled into one. Oct 12, 2pm. tanjong beach club, 120 tanjong beach Walk, 6270-1355. Free.

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I-S PICK> The Rocky Horror 1-Altitude Party come dressed as your favorite characters from cult film the Rocky Horror Picture Show and stand a chance to be crowned best dressed at this rocking Halloween weekend party. Oct 26, 9pm. Stellar at 1-Altitude, 62/F one Raffles Place, oUb centre, 1 Raffles Place, 64380410, www.1-altitude.com. $33-120.

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LAST WORD freewill astrology

Week of October 11 © 2012 Rob Brezsny

LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 22): I periodically hike alone into the serene hills north of San Francisco and perform a set of my songs for the birds, insects, squirrels, and trees. Recently I discovered that British comedian Milton Jones tried a similar experiment. He did his stand-up act for a herd of cows on a farm in Hertfordshire. I can’t speak for Jones’ motivations, but one of the reasons I do my nature shows is because they bring out my wild, innocent, generous spirit. Now is a good time for you to do something similar for yourself, Libra. What adventures can you undertake that will fully activate your wild, innocent, generous spirit? SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): Are you anxious and agitated, afraid that you’re careening out of control? Is there a flustered voice in your head moaning, “Stop the insanity!”? Well, relax, dear Scorpio. I promise you that you no longer have to worry about going cray-cray. Why? Because you have already gone cray-cray, my friend. That is correct. You slipped over the threshold a few days ago, and have been living in Bonkersville ever since. And since you are obviously still alive and functioning, I think it’s obvious that the danger has passed. Here’s the new truth: If you surrender to the uproar, if you let it teach you all it has to teach you, you will find a lively and intriguing kind of peace. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): To give you the oracle that best matches your current astrological omens, I’ve borrowed from “Sweetness,” a poem by Stephen Dunn. I urge you to memorize it or write it on a piece of paper that you will carry around with you everywhere you go. Say Dunn’s words as if they were your own: “Often a sweetness comes / as if on loan, stays just long enough / to make sense of what it means to be alive, / then returns to its dark / source. As for me, I don’t care / where it’s been, or what bitter road / it’s traveled / to come so far, to taste so good.” CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): In her book Teaching a Stone to Talk, Annie Dillard apologizes to God and Santa Claus and a

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nice but eccentric older woman named Miss White, whom she knew as a child. “I am sorry I ran from you,” she writes to them. “I am still running from that knowledge, that eye, that love from which there is no refuge. For you meant only love, and love, and I felt only fear, and pain.” Judging from your current astrological omens, Capricorn, I’d say that now would be a good time for you to do something similar: Take an inventory of the beauty and love and power you have sought to escape and may still be trying to avoid. You’re finally ready to stop running and embrace at least some of that good stuff. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): The Dragon Lives Again is a 1977 film that tells the story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee fighting bad guys in the underworld. Among the villains he defeats are Dracula, James Bond, the Godfather, Clint Eastwood, and the Exorcist. I urge you to use this as inspiration, Aquarius. Create an imaginary movie in your mind’s eye. You’re the hero, of course. Give yourself a few superpowers, and assemble a cast of scoundrels from your past—anyone who has done you wrong. Then watch the epic tale unfold as you do with them what Bruce Lee did to Dracula and company. Yes, it’s only pretend. But you may be surprised at how much this helps you put your past behind you. Think of it as a purgative meditation that will free you to move in the direction of the best possible future.

PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): After studying the myths and stories of many cultures throughout history, Joseph Campbell arrived at a few conclusions about the nature of the human quest. Here’s one that’s apropos for you right now: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” He came up with several variations on this idea, including this one: “The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for.” I urge you to consider making this your operative hypothesis for the coming weeks, Pisces.

burned some of the museum’s precious artifacts. I’m hoping you won’t do anything remotely resembling that mythic event in the coming week, Taurus. I understand that you may be going through a cold spell—a time when you’re longing for more heat and light. But I beg you not to sacrifice enduring beauty in order to ameliorate your temporary discomfort. This, too, shall pass.

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): Are you good at haggling? Do you maybe even enjoy the challenge of negotiating for a better price, of angling for a fairer deal? The coming week will be a favorable time to make extensive use of this skill. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you will thrive on having friendly arguments with just about everyone, from your buddies to your significant other to your mommy to God Herself. Everywhere you go, I encourage you to engage in lively discussions as you hammer out compromises that will serve you well. Be cheerful and adaptable and forceful.

GEMINI (May 21-Jun 20): “Don’t say you want love,” writes San Francisco author Stephen Sparks. “Say you want the morning light through a paint-flecked window; say you want a gust of wind scraping leaves along the pavement and hills rolling toward the sea; say you want to notice, in a tree you walk past every day, the ruins of a nest exposed as the leaves fall away; a slow afternoon of conversation in a shadowy bar; the smell of bread baking.” That’s exactly the oracle I want to give you, Gemini. In my opinion, you can’t afford to be generic or blank in your requests for love. You must be highly specific. You’ve got to ask for the exact feelings and experiences that will boost the intensity of your lust for life. (Here’s Sparks’ Tumblr page: invisiblestories.tumblr.com.)

TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): In David Markson’s experimental novel Wittgenstein’s Mistress, the protagonist fantasizes about the winter she lived at the Louvre Museum in Paris. She says that to keep warm she made big fires and

CANCER (Jun 21-Jul 22): “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are stronger in the broken places,” wrote Cancerian writer Ernest Hemingway. By my estimation, my fellow Crabs, we are now entering a phase of our

astrological cycle when we can make dramatic progress in healing the broken places in ourselves. But even better than that: As we deal dynamically with the touchy issues that caused our wounds, we will become stronger than we were before we got broken. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): Let’s hope you have given deep thought to understanding who you are at this moment of your life. Let’s also hope that you have developed a clear vision of the person you would like to become in, say, three years. How do you feel about the gap between the current YOU and the future YOU? Does it oppress you? Does it motivate you? Maybe a little of both? I’ll offer you the perspective of actress Tracee Ellis Ross. “I am learning every day,” she told Uptown Magazine, “to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.” VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): Do the words “purity” and “purify” have any useful purpose? Or have they been so twisted by religious fundamentalists and mocked by decadent cynics that they’re mostly just farcical? I propose that you take them seriously in the coming week. Give them your own spin. For instance, you could decide to purify yourself of petty attitudes and trivial desires that aren’t in alignment with your highest values. You might purify yourself of self-deceptions that have gotten you into trouble and purify yourself of resentments that have blocked your creative energy. At the very least, Virgo, cleanse your body with extra-healthy food, good sleep, massage, exercise, and sacred sex.


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Kelley Cheng

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The founder of recently-shuttered (and much-missed) bar Night & Day and design studio The Press Room (she’s also Singapore Architect magazine’s editor-in-chief), tells Crystal Lee about letting go of her pet project. Night & Day started as a fun project. I was really very sad and

quite stressed about its closure. I didn’t have a lot of money for renovation, the graffiti

“living” wall idea became integral to build character for the bar at minimal cost. It was amazing to see it grow— there was happiness, sadness, madness, boredom—every kind of emotion etched on it. I got into architecture by chance. During my time, there

were no publishing, media, design or degrees offered at local universities, so it’s either you do a diploma course or go abroad. The closest “artistic” course I could find here was architecture, and that was it. Architecture gave me a really good foundation in design

and I picked up the knowhow for Adobe applications on my own in the school’s well equipped computer lab. I exaggerated a bit for a laugh

in the introduction text of myself when I started The Press Room. But I really did quit smoking to the disbelief of many after years of being a horrible chain smoker. In 2001, I fell very sick and

had a major operation,

I was in a lot of pain and I took quite long to fully recover from post-operation. I have a 40-stitch scar on my body to remind me of the extreme pain that I have lived through and that had made me quite fearless of anything after that.

because I often got bullied by my siblings. Growing up, close friends eventually became the siblings I never had. My dad pampers me and spoils me.

He gives me everything I want and I I’m a I keep everything. never had to failed artist worry about I can never resist anything buying books, growing up. CDs and DVDs. I He supported know—nobody collects my life decisions CDs and DVDs anymore in quiet ways, even when everything is digitized, though going down the creative but I’m old-fashioned that way. line was considered a vocation, One of my biggest indulgences not a profession back in the day. is collecting affordable art,

Besides Andy Warhol, whose

work is responsible for making me a pop culture junkie, there are so many people I admire and are influenced by, like John Hedjuk’s Mask of Medusa, Daniel Libeskind, book designers Chip Kidd and Irma Boom, and filmmakers Wong Kar Wai, Quentin Tarantrino and Pedro Almodovar. I am inspired by so many different things and the list is endless.

Buzz Feed

As a kid, I was quite lonely

I am a self-confessed compulsive hoarder.

especially the works of young artists, probably because I’m a failed artist and I hope to be able to support them.

www.is-magazine.com

The best part about being a boss is I can come to work late.

I always have problems waking up in the morning. It’s also nice to go see a movie on one random weekday afternoon and I can have the whole cinema to myself!

Pamela Chng takes us behind the scenes of annual coffee festival #BettrWeek (through Oct 13). is.gd/bettrweek

Hitting the Spot

The local art scene is buzzing with big-name events like SPOT ART, starting end October. is.gd/spotart

Reign in Spain

My ultimate dream is to be able to help the less fortunate

through what I’m good at: design. I haven’t figured out a way to contribute to a society in a bigger way yet, but until then, I offer pro-bono services to non-profit and charity organizations. Lately, I see a lot of men wearing tight red pants or jeans. I find

that quite hard to stomach.

Pig out at our pick of the top Spanish restaurants in town. is.gd/topspanish

Hello? Kitty?! Why??!!

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