June 6, 2019

 Singapore brings Techno-Garden To London

"Londoners have a chance this month to journey through Singapore’s history, via a garden installation filled with immersive experiences that integrate nature with the modern world.

Music, plants, food, drinks and cultural exploration will all come together to commemorate the 2019 Singapore Bicentennial.

2019 is the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ landing in Singapore in 1819 – a key turning point in the country’s history.

As part of the commemoration, Singapore is landing in London intent on taking visitors on a techno-natural odyssey at Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate, 13–15 June 2019.

The event is curated by Singaporean and UK creative agencies, In The Wild and Bompas & Parr. Together, they will cast a wider lens on the spirit of discovery and openness of exchange in a dynamic city, which has enduring relations with the UK.

Visitors will be offered a slice of Singapore’s arts, music, dining and cocktail scene and there is a line-up of Singaporean artists, chefs and mixologists.

The techno-garden will depict what Singapore has experienced over 700 years – from the 14th century to the 21st century – and how key events in 1819 began a lifelong love affair between Singapore and the UK.

Visitors are urged to arrive early to get the chance to try Michelin starred chef Malcolm Lee’s inspired Peranakan dishes – flavours and tastes that are unique to Singapore along with botanical cocktails from a creative collaboration between Native (No.13 in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2018 and recently voted No. 4 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019) and Lyaness, one of London’s finest drinking establishments. There will also be an opportunity to try the classic Singapore Sling from Raffles Hotel Singapore, which reopens its doors in August this year."

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August 30, 2018

More home-grown talents to be used in tourism campaign

The New Paper: Eighty home-grown talents will feature in short films and promotional events overseas as part of the Singapore Tourism Board's (STB) second wave of marketing activities under the Passion Made Possible brand.

The brand targets tourists based on lifestyle interests, categorising them into "tribes" like foodies and explorers.

Three new tribes - culture shaper, socialiser and action seeker - were launched yesterday to showcase Singapore's arts and culture, nightlife and entertainment, and adrenaline-filled activities on offer.

Full Article: https://tnp.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-home-grown-talents-be-used-tourism-campaign

November 24, 2017

More Christmas markets this year

The Straits Times: Christmas markets in Singapore are growing not only in numbers but also in variety, with some focusing on niche areas such as sustainably sourced products or locally made goods.

Get ready to hang that stocking and order that turkey - it is Christmas season again.

This year, shopping for presents just got easier with Christmas markets offering everything from clothes, gadgets, toys and food.

There are at least 13 Yuletide fairs operating from this month onwards, at locations as far flung as the former Seletar Airbase to nearby places such as your neighbourhood mall.

Experts say they are seeing more Christmas markets here in recent years, with greater interest among well-travelled Singaporeans.

Full Article: https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/more-christmas-markets-this-year

December 25, 2015

one free thing to do every christmas

I have watched Christmas lights and decorations every year since I learned of their existence some two decades ago.

I have indeed enamoured for decorations beneath the Christmas trees this year. The photo below shows a gorgeous Ferrero-Rocher-like set-up under the tree at Millenia Walk.

Full Article: https://cocoaevenings.com/2015/12/25/one-free-thing-to-do-every-christmas/

December 5, 2015

Bring on the baubles

The Straits Times: The 10m-tall paper Christmas tree by Melvin Ong of local design consultancy Desinere is inspired by the old churches in Europe.

The white exterior symbolises the purity of snow and Christmas, while the gold interior represents a warm, loving home. Up to 20 shoppers can enter its base at any one time. Look up inside the tree to see intricate pleats on the corrugated boards and pleated paper hanging ornaments.

Mr Ong spent 11/2 months to design the tree and another two months to produce two prototypes, hand-score, fold and assemble the final product - with help from a team of structural engineers and paper carpenters. The structure is the Tallest Cardboard Paper Tree in the country, as certified by the Singapore Book of Records.

Full Article: https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/home-design/bring-on-the-baubles

October 20, 2015


Allegro Print: Custom-made for the graduating class of 2014-2015, the “Master in Public Administration” publication is a hardcover yearbook celebrating Singapore’s upcoming generation of talent. Careful tests were made for the depth and shades of black to ensure the optimal legibility of the black-on-black hot stamped letters.

August 1, 2015

Pioneer Portraits

Singapore Art Gallery Guide: From August 1 till October 3, OuterEdit together with Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA) will be celebrating Singapore’s 50th birthday through the Pioneer Portraits initiative – a compelling showcase of Singaporean history, triumphs and challenges through the eyes of her modern creative community, right in the heart of Orchard Road.

Featuring Orchard Road’s first-ever outdoor showcase that adapts the existing glass panels along Singapore’s premier shopping boulevard, this 32 glass panel showcase, stretched between ION Orchard and Mandarin Gallery aims to instil national awareness, pride, identity and belonging through engagement, involvement, appreciation & discourse. It features stunning pieces of bespoke art by local talents from diverse creative disciplines and background.