Actor-writer-director Oliver Chong takes on one of his most challenging roles in A Fiend’s...

SINGAPORE - Playwright, director and actor Oliver Chong says last year (2018) was "the darkest period" of his life. His father died of cancer, and...

Military-duty exemption for K-pop idols? South Korean minister supports review

With BTS singer Jin slated to report for military service soon, fans are worried over whether his absence will loosen the South Korean boy...

Dick Lee will be part of ChildAid’s 15th anniversary concert on stage

SINGAPORE - The annual ChildAid concert, organised jointly by The Straits Times and The Business Times, is back for its 15th year. For the first...

Why are women still earning less than men despite doing more?

SINGAPORE - Pretty much all women in Singapore take certain things for granted: freedom of movement, the right to an education and a passport,...

Tarantino film runs afoul of China as release halted

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - Chinese authorities halted a planned Oct 25 release of director Quentin Tarantino's newest film, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, the...

How not to get stuck in a supermarket rut: Enjoy fresh straw mushrooms in...

SINGAPORE - I have come to realise that it is alarmingly easy to get stuck in a grocery rut. There are things, like unsweetened...

Cheap & Good: Freshly baked baguette is the star at Banh You Banh Mi

SINGAPORE - When it comes to banh mi, the Vietnamese-style sandwich, both bread and filling are equally important. At month-old eatery Banh You, Banh Mi, the house-made...

Convenience stores are all the buzz

SINGAPORE - Convenience stores are back with a vengeance, plying the trendiest items from the latest Korean noodles to the best Japanese sweets. Generic instant...

Growing snack market spurs F&B brands to create locally made snacks with Asian flavours

SINGAPORE - Singapore is a nation of snackers, with a snack food market poised to hit US$166 million (S$226.7 million) in value this year.This...

5 TCM foods to boost your brain power

SINGAPORE - It's exam season now and some parents may be slaving over the stove brewing pig's brain soup, hoping to help boost their...

Coppola backs Scorsese in row over Marvel films

LYON, FRANCE (AFP) - Francis Ford Coppola jumped into a controversy over the Marvel superhero movies Saturday (Oct 19), not just backing fellow director...

Patients can talk to cancer coaches about treatment options and lifestyle issues

SINGAPORE - When Ms Naruemon Saekhow, 46, was diagnosed with breast cancer in July last year, she needed to talk to someone about the...

Touch and sit on French designer furniture at National Design Centre’s new exhibition

SINGAPORE - Most exhibitions have barriers to prevent visitors from touching the items on exhibit. But at No Taste For Bad Taste, So Starck, So...

Korean authorities go after culprits who leaked initial reports about K-pop star Sulli’s death...

Abusive netizens have been blamed for the death of South Korean singer-actress Sulli whose private funeral was held on Thursday (Oct 17). But who leaked...

K-pop girl group Itzy to hold debut showcase in Singapore in December

SINGAPORE - K-pop girl group Itzy will be coming to Singapore for a debut showcase in December. The five-piece group's debut showcase in Singapore will...

Celebrity photographer Timothy White adds Joseph Schooling to his list of subjects

SINGAPORE - Renowned Hollywood celebrity photographer Timothy White has taken pictures of world-famous names such as actors Brad Pitt and Robert Downey Jr, singers...

From coordinating costumes backstage to designing them onstage

SINGAPORE - She has been dressing theatre actors for more than 15 years - though not as a costume designer.Theresa Chan, 34, is better...

Life Picks podcast: Highlights of the exhibition On Paper: Singapore Before 1867

Life Picks Ep 54: What to do in Singapore (Oct 17-31): Cream of mushroom soup (food); On Paper: Singapore Before 1867 (arts); Spaceman (album)  12:08...

Hong Kong singer-actor Ekin Cheng performing in Singapore in December

SINGAPORE - Hong Kong singer-actor Ekin Cheng will holda solo concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Dec 28. He had previously performed in 2009...

Intercultural Theatre Institute gets $1 million gift from OUE executive chairman Stephen Riady

SINGAPORE - The Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) is naming a chair after real estate company OUE executive chairman Stephen Riady, who donated $1 million...

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