Blame it on having to live up to a fabulous name. For Batman bin Suparman (yes, just one letter shy of another superhero), it has meant becoming infamous overnight when he was recently jailed in Singapore for multiple theft and housebreaking offences. For every Batman that fights crime, there’s another Batman that commits crime. Guess […]
These didn’t come out of a sci-fi movie. These also are not realistic 3D illustrations. They are real and are located at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. These Supertrees are solar-powered vertical gardens that stand from 82 ft to 160 ft. These 18 man-made structures also act as air venting ducts and rainwater collectors for the conservatories below.
The World Architecture Festival took place in Singapore this year and saw around 200 shortlisted projects compete for awards in 30 different categories, from offices and places of religion, to family homes, schools, shopping centers, and future architecture projects around the world. Here’s a quick recap: – Building of the Year: Auckland Art Gallery Toi […]
When the cast of car-racing sequel Fast & Furious 6 — Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Gina Carano and Luke Evans — learnt just how expensive cars cost in Singapore in an interview, they reacted rather, er, appropriately. You just have to see the look on Rodriguez’s face for yourself, while Vin Diesel started an anti-car […]
Spotted outside the office of an ad agency along Craig Road in Singapore: a sign that politely informs you not to smoke for the sake of the roaches’ health. And oh, and another sign below it reminding you that the potted plants deserve to live without choking on discarded cig butts. The place looked spotless, […]
Seyra, a Singapore band, has released their latest music video for their new single Send Me On, an indie-pop tune that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling. Directed by Sean Christie, the animated typography and pastel colors accompany the simple soulful melodies, sending you into one of those wistful afternoon moods.
Check out this funky office for the British energy recruitment agency Spencer Ogden. Their new office in Singapore is so fresh there’s grass instead of carpet. And did anyone else notice the basketball goal on the wall? I think this is proof that the old cubicle design is officially dead.
Someone discovered that a certain unknown model was appearing in so many ads across Singapore that he or she started a blog with all these ads. It is so regularly updated that a local magazine wondered if the blog was started by the model herself. Either way, the overexposed model is everywhere. And yes, she’s […]
If Dos Equis had a commercial for the most interesting Singaporean photographer alive, this would be John Clang. He’s one of those artists who continues to evolve. I love the way he thinks. He’s very cognisant of the surface plane and shapes that are discovered within the photograph’s composition. And he’s also one of the […]
The concept is intriguing. LeVeL33 is, after all, self-proclaimed as the “world’s highest urban craft-brewery.” The sweeping views of Singapore’s Marina Bay aren’t too shabby either. But it is the beer that we’re after. Here they freshly brew their own series of blond lager, pale ale, stout and porter. All are housed in contemporary copper […]
This Chinese cemetery is the only one of its kind in Singapore. Located in the heart of a thriving restaurant and bar culture, these uniformly placed graves are a stark contrast to the residential flats surrounding them. There are 3000 in total, all perfectly placed and tended to. Only 12 are true burials while the […]
Even starving artists must hold to a code of ethics. Certain professions such as lawyer or doctor require that someone working in that field follow a strict code. But you didn’t know that starving artists have codes, did you? Well, they do. And let me say, the code is beautifully designed and illustrated. The code […]
Jeppe Hein, an artist based in Berlin and Copenhagen, created a series of modified Social Benches with a basic form not unlike the garden variety of benches everywhere. The catch: they are altered in a way that makes them somewhat challenging to sit on. I found a few of these beaches scattered along a waterfront […]
We don’t have a phobia of giant babies towering over our heads, we don’t have a phobia of giant babies towering over our heads, we don’t have a phobia of giant babies towering over our heads… oh, maybe we do. We’ll have to give it to Marc Quinn for making this massive supersized white-painted bronze […]
Designed by Singapore’s architectural darlings WOHA, the Parkroyal on Pickering hotel in Singapore packs a maddening 15,000 square metres of gardens, waterfalls and vertical green walls into its premises. Seems legit, then, that it is hailed as a ‘hotel in a garden’. The endless cascading tiers are inspired by Bali’s rice terraces, while, within the hotel’s eco-luxe confines, everything adds up to form a rather impressive sum of the total: marble walls that appear to flow like water, plucky birdcage-shaped cabanas that overlook the infinity pool and playful shadows cast by trees silhouetted against mood lights at night.
Let’s not forget the green measures in place too — that includes harvesting rain, harnessing solar power and making good use of sensors to conserve both energy and water.