A tribute to Anthony Bourdain, a Singapore cuisine true believer

It’s been nearly a week since Anthony Bourdain died. There’s no other way to say this — the death of the legendary chef and TV personality is truly, genuinely heartbreaking. The outspoken chef, host, and writer was found dead in his hotel room in France, where he had been filming an episode for his award-winning show on ...

Singaporeans who step outside the lines take center stage in ‘The Naysayers Book Club’

Singaporeans who step outside the lines take center stage in ‘The Naysayers Book Club’

For author Simon Vincent, being a Singaporean in the 21st century involves a navigating a few paradoxes. “There is a strange tension now,” Vincent, 28, told Coconuts Singapore...

A tribute to Anthony Bourdain, a Singapore cuisine true believer

A tribute to Anthony Bourdain, a Singapore cuisine true believer

It’s been nearly a week since Anthony Bourdain died. There’s no other way to say this — the death of the legendary chef and TV personality is truly, genuinely...

Tale of the Tape: Trump vs. Kim

Tale of the Tape: Trump vs. Kim

Forget Ali-Frazier, Hagler-Hearns, and Tyson-Holyfield. The real fight of the century is taking place today in a conference room at the Capella Hotel in Singapore. With so...

EXCLUSIVE: Former US Ambassador to Singapore Frank Lavin on what to expect during Trump-Kim summit

EXCLUSIVE: Former US Ambassador to Singapore Frank Lavin on what to expect during Trump-Kim summit

As a former US ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, Frank Lavin was a name we thought of immediately when looking for a clear-eyed assessment of this week’s summit...

A guide to all the musicians involved in rejuvenated 2018 version of NDP classic ‘We Are Singapore’

A guide to all the musicians involved in rejuvenated 2018 version of NDP classic ‘We Are Singapore’

Last year’s National Day Parade theme song was (and remains) painfully bland — a yearly tradition, it seems. The National Day Parade in itself is designed to elicit an...

The Dom and the Sub: A look into the secret world of Singapore’s BDSM scene

The Dom and the Sub: A look into the secret world of Singapore’s BDSM scene

The moment someone knocked on the door of the hotel room, the play was afoot. A man in his late 20s entered the doorway, his eyes darting around furtively until they met mine. I...

Here’s how you can make Crispy Rendang Chicken at home for the heck of it

Here’s how you can make Crispy Rendang Chicken at home for the heck of it

Who woulda guessed that an episode of MasterChef UK would go on to unite Southeast Asian countries to wage war against an Englishman’s basic misunderstanding of a beloved dish?...

We all need to stop using the terms ‘maid’ and ‘helper’ | Opinion

We all need to stop using the terms ‘maid’ and ‘helper’ | Opinion

This op-ed was first published on our sister site Coconuts Jakarta   All of us — governments, employers, the media and each of us, as individuals — need to stop using...

The quest for acceptance with Singapore’s LARPers

The quest for acceptance with Singapore’s LARPers

It was a warm, typically humid Saturday, and I was walking briskly towards a piazza in Sunplaza Park, a wee bit tardy for a… peculiar meeting. Only a handful of elderly...

Doug Stanhope does not care about your food

Doug Stanhope does not care about your food

“Can you just fill in my answers for me? You could probably make up my answers better than I could right now. I just woke up and then I took another downer so I could go back to...


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In Singapore, it’s the little events breaking the daily mundane routine of our lives that matter. Curious to know what’s happening around you while you’re digging into your meals at a local hawker centre? We’ll show you. Want to know about a specific topic with more depth than usual? We’ll show you. We won’t be tethered by the short word count of news writing here — we’ll go with the full narrative while flexing our creative muscles to make the story as entertaining as it is illuminating. Too often, in this internet age we forget that sometimes we just need to sit down with a story that takes more than a couple of minutes to digest. So we’re more than happy to take the time and effort to explain each and every facet of an issue when it comes to the most interesting aspects of Singapore. To get alternative viewpoint (because there are always two sides to a story), we also speak to various notable figures to find out their perspective. Celebrities, intellectuals, movers and makers, and even everyday Joes – we want to find out their struggles, concerns, and passions. Expect thought-provoking long read features from us, as well as poignant photo essays and at-times controversial opinion pieces – we won’t shy away from giving it straight to you, as long as it’s in good taste and within respectful boundaries. This is where we let our creative juices flow, so stick with us as we delve into anything and everything concerning Singapore.