Going for Gould

After a debut album, Lights, that launched her straight into the big time and won her the critics’ choice at the 2009 Brit Awards, Ellie Goulding might have wondered what she had done to deserve the vociferous critical bashing that soon came her way.

The spear of God

January is a time for retribution in Malaysia and Singapore as Indian communities run amok in the name of Lord Murugan and usher in an orgy of colours, Bollywood tunes and self-mutilating devotion

Filipino flair in Singapore

After coming into existence in 1998 as a much-needed space for young artists to showcase their experimental artworks, Surrounded by Water became one of Manila’s go-to spaces to see up-and-coming Filipino artists express themselves with no constraints

The art of saving

A snip: “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Juliette Clovis is available for $2,280 Whether you are a young buck hoping for something to catch your eye, or a seasoned art buyer replete with cravat and mismatched blazer and trouser combo, the Affordable Art Fair Singapore has something to tempt everyone. Running from November 15-18 [...]

Super Singapore

$300m: The amount spent on Singapore’s new ‘super’ school, boasting individual iPads for each kindergarten student, high-tech sporting programmes and canteen meals cooked by celebrity chefs. Stamford American International School caters for children as young as two and aims to equip students with the skills to successfully compete for entrance into the world’s most prestigious

Eduardo Saverin’s in Singapore

The fiscal network: In what appears to be a strategic move to reduce his tax bill, Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his US citizenship in anticipation of the social network’s initial public offering last month. Though he made his decision late last year, it was only made public last month. Brazilian-born Saverin moved to the US

Through Asian Eyes: Panorama Exhibition Singapore

Running for a mammoth eight months until Christmas Day 2012 at Singapore Art Museum, Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia offers a window on the explosion of art produced in Asia since 2000. Featuring artists from Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, among others, Panorama charts issues affecting the continent such as social and political