3 July 2015, 2:55 PM
Modern fashion meets modest designs in this Uniqlo’s latest collaboration with UK-born fashion designer Hana Tajima. By Sharifah Nursyafiqah I was pretty excited to see that the pieces in UNIQLO’s new collection, while designed for conservative dressers, remain remarkably contemporary and are pretty much suitable for any ...
1 July 2015, 11:07 AM
Are you for or against the US Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling? Tan Lili gives her take in her final Love In Lines column. Considering this post marks the final Love In Lines column on Material World, I’m going to delve into something that every single one of us can relate to, something that defines […]
30 June 2015, 10:55 AM
Sometimes the fear of letting others down can do us more harm than good, as contributing writer Grace Yeoh discovers. Awhile ago, I agreed to meet an old friend for lunch, even though I was in no mood to socialise. Admittedly, thinking these thoughts made me feel like I was a terrible friend, so relieving […]
29 June 2015, 10:57 AM
Women can now undergo basic military training via the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC). Vanessa Tai wonders if she should take the plunge. As you may know, over the past few months, the Material World team has been hard at work on Born A Hero, where we celebrate the women who’ve always been supportive of […]
26 June 2015, 12:07 PM
Looking to try new food, entertainment and beauty products? We have got you covered with these tried-and-tested recommendations guaranteed to pamper your mind and body! Tan Lili recommends … thebookquarter.com “Attention, all book lovers! Independent bookstore BooksActually is offering free reads of 25% of each ...
26 June 2015, 11:05 AM
Our resident financial expert Ten Hui Yu sheds light on some of the insurance policies you need to consider when you start drawing your first paycheck. Most people feel intimated when they think about insurance, so much so that they avoid the topic altogether, and procrastinate taking up any coverage. This could be detrimental in ...
25 June 2015, 11:14 AM
Let’s forget celebrity chefs for the moment. Deborah Tan wants everyone to take note of these 2 Singaporean chefs – and for very good reasons too. Yes, celebrity chefs are exciting and have a touch of glamour about them. Yes, it is cool to be seen dining at the restaurant of the moment, posing with […]
24 June 2015, 11:00 AM
Writing about the single experience is both weird and wonderful, as Vanessa Tai has discovered. Whenever people find out I write a column about being single (and have done so for more than three years), they often have similar reactions. These reactions run the gamut from, “OMG you’re like Carrie Bradshaw!” to “Are you gonna write ...
23 June 2015, 10:00 AM
Are they auditioning to be a contortionist, or trying to break the world record for having the longest arms? By Tan Lili Apparently, if you are able to fit a stack of coins in the hollows of your collarbones, you are a remarkable woman worthy of love, praise, affection, and all the happiness in the […]
22 June 2015, 11:00 AM
If the idea of being alone terrifies you, read on to find out how two survivalists Lucas Miller and Chris Weatherman lived through complete solitude in the Vancouver Island wilderness. By Vanessa Tai For most people, the mere thought of having a meal on their own can be daunting. “What if I get judged by other diners?” ...
19 June 2015, 12:15 PM
From well-crafted cocktails to fried chicken with a secret recipe, the Material World team shares their new weekly obsessions below. Vanessa is in love with … The Powder Room “To the seasoned tippler, a cocktail is a cocktail is a cocktail, right? Not so, at The Powder Room. Touting themselves as ‘Singapore’s ...
18 June 2015, 3:05 PM
As part of the SAF50 celebrations, “Born A Hero” will be featuring amazing women who have supported the Singapore Armed Forces in their own ways. This week, we interview Stacey Ng, who had to care for her newborn with the help of her mother when her husband went off for in-camp training. The motor claims officer at AXA tells us […]