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  • SGIFF 2015: Looking For Love Along Bugis Street
    SGIFF 2015: Looking For Love Along Bugis Street

    Rolling a film with nudity, transsexuals, prostitutes, is a sure-fire way to get on wrong side of local authorities. Bugis Street ticked all those boxes, and received an RA rating from MDA, only after having full-frontal nude scenes edited out. We follow the journey of starry-eyed Lien (Hiep Thi Le from Heaven & Earth) who leaves her hometown in Malaysia, with a heart and head full of hope, all ready to begin her job in Singapore as a receptionist at Sin Sin Hotel. Little did she realize Sin Sin Hotel functioned as a a brothel, and gets a rude shock one day upon witnessing a transsexual cavorting with a client. Internationally respected director, Yonfan, shared that when the film was first screened in Hong Kong, “everyone thought it was in bad taste” and the actors similarly shared that they received a lot of flak for it as well from friends and family. The viewer is forced to confront full frontal intimate scenes that were raw, gritty, primal, and sometimes border-lining on the grotesque.

  • Big Shift In The Singapore Private Dining Scene
    Big Shift In The Singapore Private Dining Scene

    Singapore has embraced the idea of private dining a while ago. It is very personable and intimate, therefore it comes with a price tag. But what if I tell you that it is no longer the case. Prices go down The big shift in private dining scene comes with the launch of HopHop Chef mobile app, as the price of the private chef service has dropped dramatically. If you spend $20-30 per person when you eat out with family and friends, now you can upgrade to private dining while keeping the same budget. Score! Comfort Singaporean food enters the private dining scene The app offers customers to book popular Singaporean dishes which will be cooked fresh by a local chef in your own kitchen. The range of dishes HopHop Chef covers includes meat, seafood, chicken, vegetables and beancurd. Whatever you are longing for, be it Kung Pao Chicken, Hainanese Pork Chop, Ginger Beef, Tahu Telur, Singapore Chili Flower Crab or trending Cereal Prawn – now you can get a chef to cook it for you in your own house on a casual Sunday or Wednesday. As a customer you choose the dishes you like, select the time you want the chef to arrive ... Bon Vivant - Asia's ultimate Food & Lifestyle Magazine, presented by Clubvivre

  • Check out these 4 thematic zones at Sitex 2015
    Check out these 4 thematic zones at Sitex 2015

    Sitex, Singapore’s annual IT consumer exhibition will take place next Thursday, November 26 till November 29 at the Singapore Expo, Halls 5 and 6. To have a sneak peek on some of the products on offer, check out our specially curated Sitex 2015 preview article.