10 documentaries on fashion, art, music and architecture to watch at A Design Film Festival 2017

Besides a few great titles (like Wonder Woman and Spider-Man: Homecoming), this year’s summer blockbuster movie season hasn’t been that great. But no matter. With a growing number of alternative film festivals in Singapore, we’ve got a good number of options when it comes to finding compelling, thought-provoking flicks to watch. Case in point: A Design Film Festival. Currently into ...

Express your love for takeaway coffee with a tote bag that looks like a giant kopi dabao

Express your love for takeaway coffee with a tote bag that looks like a giant kopi dabao

Sometimes, when you’re sipping the warm, thick, liquid gold from your takeaway kopi from your favourite kopitiam drink stall, don’t you just wish that you could get a bigger...

Weekend Warrior: Sept 22-24

Weekend Warrior: Sept 22-24

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore. Friday, Sept 22 Always Moving: The Batik Art of Sarkasi Said The exhibition of batik works by local artist Sarkasi...

National Gallery’s upcoming blockbuster exhibition celebrates Impressionism, featuring iconic pieces by Monet

National Gallery’s upcoming blockbuster exhibition celebrates Impressionism, featuring iconic pieces by Monet

Joining forces with the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, National Gallery Singapore will host international blockbuster exhibition Century of Light in November. Featuring art...

Gardens by the Bay’s Autumn festivities include lavish floral and lantern displays, a food street and craft booths

Gardens by the Bay’s Autumn festivities include lavish floral and lantern displays, a food street and craft booths

Look out for loads of new stuff blooming at Gardens by the Bay over the next month, with its annual Mid-Autumn festivities, a new floral display in the Flower Dome, and a new...

Explore stunning architectural gems around Singapore at Archifest 2017 in October

Explore stunning architectural gems around Singapore at Archifest 2017 in October

Returning for its 11th edition, Archifest takes on a new format, with over 50 events popping up at numerous locations across a span of two weeks. The annual architecture festival,...

Ikea Singapore to launch long-awaited online store in October (but you can try it now)

Ikea Singapore to launch long-awaited online store in October (but you can try it now)

Say goodbye to the days of browsing through the Ikea website, hoping and wishing you could magically make ‘Add to Cart’ and ‘Checkout’ buttons appear....

WATCH: Ariana Grande enjoying a low-key night out with friends at Gardens By The Bay

WATCH: Ariana Grande enjoying a low-key night out with friends at Gardens By The Bay

Ah, if only her fans in Singapore knew what she was up to. Ariana Grande, international pop star and excellent Celine Dion impressionist, is in town for the Singapore Grand Prix...

There’s gonna be a massive music and creative arts festival at Haw Par Villa this October

There’s gonna be a massive music and creative arts festival at Haw Par Villa this October

Eschewing the normcore, standard spots like Fort Canning Park or Gardens By The Bay to hold concerts, this music festival is literally going to hell. Noise Invasion Festival will...

National Museum’s latest war exhibition features never-before-seen WWII artefacts and meals made with wartime recipes

National Museum’s latest war exhibition features never-before-seen WWII artefacts and meals made with wartime recipes

The National Museum of Singapore wants you to remember 1942 in its upcoming blockbuster exhibition, which comes 75 years after the fall of Singapore to Japanese forces in World...

WATCH: A way classier rendition of Sun Ho’s ‘China Wine’ by local indie outfit Stopgap

WATCH: A way classier rendition of Sun Ho’s ‘China Wine’ by local indie outfit Stopgap

At this point, surely you know who Sun Ho is and the terrible, terrible crime against music that was her 2007 single, China Wine, as well as the ghastly music video that came...


 

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.