Colours, Sights & Patterns At Kampong Glam

In the 19th century, Kampong Glam was essentially an ethnic district with a strong Malay-Arab influence. It was a place where locals patronized for their Arab-Muslim traditional foodstuff and merchandise...

Immersive 4K HDR Viewing Experience With Sony Projectors

Sony’s latest innovative laser light source projector is High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible with native 4K resolution, creating an amazling clear lifelike experience, as if you are there yourself…

Back 30 Years To Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre

Iconic along this stretch of road is the rectangular block of a nondescript beige-tiled building. The facade of this building is blocked by an overhead bridge. And this is the front entrance to a shopping centre - the Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre… (USSC).

Monti - Singapore's Longest Brunch Every Sunday

Enjoy brunch by the bay concept, complete with stunning views of the Marina Bay and its surroundings, and a fabulous menu and music programme to match at Monti…

Where Freemasons Convene

In 1886, the Masonic Club was established to support Singapore freemasonry. Guess who was the first Freemason in modern Singapore?

Happy Plugs - Stylish Sound Piece Speakers Delivered In Fashionable Klapsons Settings

Swedish fashion and lifestyle brand Happy Plugs presented its new flagship products - Sound Piece and Sound Piece Mini, both wireless speakers that fuse state-of-the-art technology and minimalist Swedish design with the freedom to personalize with the latest fashion and interior design trends.

The concept was explained... before the exciting unveiling of the speakers...

In conjunction with the launch, held in klapsons, The Boutique Hotel, a luxurious boutique hotel in downtown Singapore, all 17 rooms in the hotel, each with its own unique design, were outfitted with a set of Happy Plugs Sound Piece speakers for guests to enjoy as part of the tailor-made klapsons' experience.

At the Happy Room, the versatility of the Sound Piece is demonstrated with interchangeable grills...

"Stylish design and delivering a personalized service is key to the klapsons' experience. We are thrilled to partner with Happy Plugs, who share the same approach towards the fashion-forward and design-savvy consumer."
-- Alex Loh, General Manager, klapsons, The Boutique Hotel ---

Seamless lines in an elegant setting - features of a cosy klapsons suite...

Bath area with no doors and mirrors on both walls... 

How better to charm your loved one?
In a dimly-lit outdoor jacuzzi, with a Sound Piece Mini playing a romantic ballad...

"Just as each luxurious room in klapsons boasts a different design to give guests a unique experience, each set of Happy Plugs Sound Piece speakers can similarly be customized to suit individual personalities by replacing the grills of the speakers, which come in different colours and designs. Guests can have a taste of the Happy Plugs sound and design amid the equally exclusive klapsons rooms for the ultimate personalized multi-sensory experience."
-- Kenneth Wong, Strategy & Planning Manager, Atlas Sound & Vision ---

Add a round see-through bath cubicle to a romantic king-sized bed. What do you get?
A room perfect for a couple getaway with all the amenities contained within...

"The Happy Plugs Sound Piece concept was born from the challenges of finding electronic sound devices that fit your individual home and furniture perfectly. Colour sets the mood for your room and the colour you choose is really about what you would like the room to feel like. Now there's a really easy way to alter that mood."
-- Andreas Vural, President & Founder, Happy Plugs --

The Sound Piece speakers blend so well into the room environment, they're hardly noticeable - until they emit the excellent sound quality that they're known for...

"Sound should be seen just as much as it is heard. Our new Sound Piece concept shows that hi-fi products can be both stylish and decorative, not just hard, black boxes." 
-- Andreas Vural, President & Founder, Happy Plugs --

Retailing at S$329 and S$139 respectively, each Happy Plugs Sound Piece and Sound Piece Mini speaker comes with the signature black grill. Exchangeable and colourful grills are available at the Atlas E-Store and selected islandwide retailers. More information is available at

About Happy Plugs

Happy Plugs is designed in Sweden, known for its vibrant fashion and music scene. The brand was born with the ambition of transforming essential tech accessories into fashion must-haves. Fashion and style are delivered through each of their products down to the unique packaging.

As a fashion brand, the focus is on style. The brand sees their products, not as tech items, but a way to express oneself and capture the world of fashion and music. It is the first ever consumer electronic brand to be nominated in Sweden’s biggest fashion award -  the prestigious Guldknappen Award. The award was established in 1982 and is given to Swedish fashion designers to encourage Swedish fashion design, a testament to its acceptance in the fashion industry.

The vibrant and colourful range of Sound Piece grills and Happy Plug accessories...

Happy Plugs is available at over 6000 retailers in 70 countries worldwide making it a global phenomenon.

Thank you for the experience!

Singapore Inside Out - Showcase Of Singapore Creativity

Tan Quee Lan Street (Bugis)
November 2015

Spanning three continents, Singapore: Inside Out celebrates creativity and collaboration and aims to inspire one to discover new cross-disciplinary perspectives of Singapore through its architecture, cuisine, design, fashion, film, music and the literary, performing and visual arts.

Curated by award-winning Singaporean architect and artist Randy Chan, Singapore: Inside Out is an invitation to experience Singapore as reimagined by some of the talents who are shaping the country’s contemporary creative culture. Set within a lattice of scaffolding, Singapore: Inside Out provides an intimate environment for audiences to rediscover Singapore from the "inside out". From interactive food art installations to theatrical encounters and live music sessions, you will be able to glean insights into the artistic conversations that influence Singapore’s creative culture today.

Janice’s playful edible art installation 1000 crosses reflects Singapore’s rich multicultural heritage and uniqueness as a melting pot of flavours and cuisine through the mix of edible mediums with brushstrokes. Through this art installation, Janice demonstrates the melting pot effect of cultures in Singapore: every person, every race, and every ethnicity, unique yet as one. Janice’s use of classic Asian flavours with a progressive Western take reflects the confluence of East and West in Singapore.

The travelling showcase is also a demonstration of the strong collaborative spirit of the local creative community where Singaporean and overseas talents will work together to co-present live music performances, artists’ sharing sessions and panel discussions on Singapore’s music, films, cinema and literary scenes. Over 120 student volunteers from various tertiary and arts institutions have also come on board as student docents for daily guided tours and volunteers.

A shuttle bus service will be available between Singapore: Inside Out showcase at Tan Quee Lan, National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Visitor Centre at Orchard Gateway.

For more information and programming details, please visit

Singapore Takeout - Showcase Of Singapore's Culinary Talents

Singapore Takeout is held in conjunction with Singapore: Inside Out and the Golden Jubilee year-end celebrations. Featuring Singapore’s culinary talents, it highlights their creative interpretation of local fare that is enjoyed by Singaporeans and foreigners alike – from breakfast right through to supper.

Masterchef Asia’s Lennard Yeong and Woo Wai Leong preparing their cocktails take on traditional "kopi & kaya" and "iced teh halia tarik"...

At the Singapore Takeout, more than 10 local chefs will be preparing their creative interpretations of a few local dishes. Visitors can expect to take their taste buds on a gastronomic journey as they savour re-imagined versions local favourites like Chilli Crab, Beef Rendang and Laksa.

Singapore Takeout will take place on 27-29 November and 04-06 December 2015 at Tan Quee Lan Street from 6pm to 10pm daily.

Prices for each dish will range from $2 to $15.

Wayne Liew, Head Chef, Keng Eng Kee Seafood

Chef Wayne started his culinary career as a kitchen assistant at his father’s Chinese restaurant in 2004. Through four years of hard work as a kitchen assistant, Wayne mastered the important basics of kitchen management from scratch, while also learning to manage the stock of kitchen supplies and assisting the Head Chef.

Since then, Wayne has come a long way and today is Head Chef at Keng Eng Kee Seafood (KEK), leading a team of 10. Having gone through the traditional Head Chef training of Chinese restaurants, Wayne has not only learned the culinary skills of his father and fellow chefs, his knowledge has broadened through reading cook books and experimenting with traditional ingredients, adding a new twist to dishes and challenging the taste buds of diners with creations such as Coffee Pork Ribs and Potato Grits Prawns.

Fried softshell crab in a mantou bun with chilli crab ice cream - An interesting twist to a world-famous Singapore favourite...

Chef SR Bala, President, Indian Chefs & Culinary Association (Singapore)

Having been a Chef and Restaurant Owner for over 18 years, Chef Bala spearheaded the Indian Chefs & Culinary Association (Singapore), or ICCA, in 2012. He is currently a World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS)-certified culinary judge, serving as an invited judge for countries such as India, Malaysia and Cambodia.

Under his leadership as the President of ICCA, the association successfully organised major events like Suvai 2014 and Suvai 2015, which holds two Guinness World Records: the Largest Cooking Vessel in the World and the Largest Curry in the World (a record of 15.34 tonnes). He also assisted the People’s Association in achieving a Singapore Record for making 3,375 pratas in two hours in 2015 at Siloso Beach, Sentosa.

A second runner-up for “Samayal Savaal 2012”, a Mediacorp programme featuring Indian Masterchefs from Singapore and India, Chef Bala is also an honourary member and advisor of the South Indian Culinary Association, actively training young culinary talents in competitions and workshops.