4 Dec 2020: This is the little HDB estate that could. It started in 1979 with nothing much but a lone block – Block 101 – and a single main road leading out to civilization. From there grew a bustling, close-knit neighbourhood with a distinctive old-school charm. People come from all corners of the island … Continue reading Jalan Jalan: Chong Pang
4 Dec 2020: In some ways, Ang Mo Kio encapsulates the Singapore story. Once a densely covered swamp, the area became home to a few villages and rubber plantations towards the end of the 18th century, before the government established Ang Mo Kio New Town in the 1970s. Today, the neighbourhood precinct bustles with several … Continue reading Jalan Jalan: Ang Mo Kio
14 Dec 2015: It’s not always a case of avoiding the ‘exit through the gift store’ bit. These striking and creatively stocked museum shops are worth a visit in their own right The much-hyped National Gallery Singapore finally opened at the end of November, and it has partnered with a new collective called “& Co.” to … Continue reading The Guardian: Gallery & Co.
For a great day out, explore the islands by yacht or ferry, walk the ‘green corridor’ or learn more about the city’s heritage and traditional crafts. Writer and photographer Marcus Ng suggests his favourite adventures. Interview by Gwen Pew 6 Feb 2015: Southern Islands Singapore is an island nation – but it is also a nation … Continue reading The Guardian: Top 10 day trips in Singapore
Whether you want a few beers with mates or a top DJ, Dean Chew, co-founder of record label Darker Than Wax, selects Singapore’s best night spots. Interview by Gwen Pew. 21 Nov 2014: 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant One of the newest microbreweries in town, 1925 opened in May, but is already a hit with the locals. … Continue reading The Guardian: Top 10 Nightlife Venues in Singapore
Haunted castles, eerie woodland walks, hair-raising ghost rides and spooky activities for all the family in our round-up of Halloween events around the UK. 24 Oct 2012: Bat Hunting, Gloucestershire Kids will be able to roam through the grounds of Puzzlewood, hunt for bats and discover Halloween sculptures in the trees between until 31 October. … Continue reading The Guardian: Family Halloween Events 2012
Want to escape Singapore for New Year’s Eve? Gwen Pew and Gabrielle Jaffe round up the best places to celebrate across Asia. 4 Dec 2013: For beach celebrations Bali For a more chilled out and romantic way of counting down, why not hop over to Bali and enjoy the moment on beautiful golden sands? Almost all the beach bars … Continue reading Time Out Singapore: Countdown Destinations in Asia 2013 (Feature)
Gwen Pew and Berwin Song check out three new properties of note in Bali’s Nusa Dua region. 13 Nov 2013: On the east coast of the southern tip of Bali, the district of Nusa Dua is traditionally known as a gated enclave of swanky resorts, home to five-star properties such as the Conrad, Grand Hyatt Bali and the Westin. … Continue reading Time Out Singapore: A Quick Guide to Nusa Dua, Bali