Can we talk about how painfully bland this year’s NDP theme song is?

It’s no secret that National Day Parades are designed to elicit a overwhelming sense of patriotism, no matter how corny or mawkish it may be, and the annual theme songs are the best representation of its schmaltzy potency. But even before SG50, National Day songs have been widely spurned for being banal tunes that are

In pics: This local photographer captures surreal Singapore like you’ve never seen it before

When you’ve lived in the Garden City for so long, you sometimes forget how gorgeous it can be. But other times, this beauty is man-made on paper and comes from the wondrous...

In pics: This local photographer captures surreal Singapore like you’ve never seen it before

Zilingo is where you can now shop online for indie brands from Bangkok’s Chatuchak market

Beat the heat, avoid the crowds and shop from the comfort of your air-conditioned home with new(ish) online retailer Zilingo. Featuring everything from womenswear and menswear to...

Zilingo is where you can now shop online for indie brands from Bangkok’s Chatuchak market

At the ArtScience Museum’s new exhibition on artificial intelligence, you’ll be greeted by a robot receptionist

The future is here — or at least at the ArtScience Museum, to be precise. Its new exhibition, HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species, delves into the futuristic world of artificial...

At the ArtScience Museum’s new exhibition on artificial intelligence, you’ll be greeted by a robot receptionist

Weekend Warrior: May 19-21

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore. Friday, May 19 6th French Animation Film Festival Titles screening at this family-friendly edition include My Life...

Weekend Warrior: May 19-21

Rich Chigga, GTA and local names like Sam Rui and Jasmine Sokko to play at Ultra Singapore 2017

A couple months ago, we heard news of headliners like DJs Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Dash Berlin, and Tiësto — as well as KSHMR, Pendulum and Tchami —...

Rich Chigga, GTA and local names like Sam Rui and Jasmine Sokko to play at Ultra Singapore 2017

Hari Raya Light Up 2017 features a pop-up museum, film screenings and over 1k stalls at Geylang Serai Bazaar

The annual Hari Raya festivities are back, and this year, expect the Geylang Serai area to be lit up with more than 900,000 LED bulbs, with plenty of arts activities to...

Hari Raya Light Up 2017 features a pop-up museum, film screenings and over 1k stalls at Geylang Serai Bazaar

Foo Fighters make good on their promise to return; will rock out at the National Stadium this August

Five years since Foo Fighters left fans here (ever)longing to watch Dave Grohl and Co. in concert, the band made good on their promise to return to our shores — they’re...

Foo Fighters make good on their promise to return; will rock out at the National Stadium this August

No foreigners allowed at all in this year’s Pink Dot rally, remind Singapore’s authorities

Annual gay pride rally Pink Dot may have garnered more support and sponsorships than ever before from local firms (ironically due to a ban on foreign funding) this year, but the...

No foreigners allowed at all in this year’s Pink Dot rally, remind Singapore’s authorities

5 old school Britney Spears hits to jam to before her first ever concert in Singapore

So you’ve heard the news that Britney Spears is finally making her concert debut in Singapore. If you were super psyched and called all your friends immediately to share...

5 old school Britney Spears hits to jam to before her first ever concert in Singapore

Coconuts Singapore Lifestyle

In an uptight, conservative-ish country like ours, Singaporeans need to master the art of letting loose. You know, unleashing the our wild side, breaking free of restrictions and generally just having a good time. The scales of our work-life balance may be skewered way towards the daily grind, but when we get the opportunity to revel, boy oh boy, do we paint the town red. In this section, we highlight what’s hip, what’s happening and what’s the latest buzz when it comes to nightlife, music, shopping, showbiz and more right here in our Little Red Dot. If you’re constantly suffering from the Monday blues, we’ll give you a start-of-the-week boost with plenty of cool things to do throughout the week. Don’t just leave the fun times for the weekend – unwind after a long day at work with groovy tunes by local musicians, dizzying beats by DJs, or even a bout of retail therapy. Orchard Road may be getting a reputation as a boring shopping stretch, but we’re here to tell you there’s more to life than buying up the same old mass-produced brands as everyone else on the island. What we love most is highlighting homegrown talent (because everyone should #supportlocal). If you haven’t uncovered the hidden gems in Singapore, you’re definitely in for a treat. We’ve got cool fashion labels designing funky streetwear, charismatic musicians venturing beyond mainstream pop, and an after-hours scene that will keep you endlessly entertained. In other words, bookmark this section to give yourself a better education in Singaporean sophistication, culture, and lifestyle.