HERITAGE

89-year-old Tan Hock Seng Cake Shop, famous for Hokkien pastries, will stay open for another year

SINGAPORE - For months, the fate of Tan Hock Seng Cake Shop, an 89-year-old bakery specialising in Hokkien pastries, was in limbo.

Chinatown Complex's Foo Leong Records to wind up business by end of November

SINGAPORE - In its heyday in the 1980s, customers flocked to Foo Leong Records in Chinatown Complex to buy CDs of popular singers such as Fong Fei-fei or Leslie Cheung.

The Heritage Keepers

A group of Singaporeans take it upon themselves to keep their culture and traditions alive.

Unearthing Singapore's dragon kiln heritage

Before water pipes started snaking through homes in Singapore, households here used to depend on large 25kg stoneware jars - the weight of a 10-year-old child - to store water for bathing.

New Geylang Serai hub to open in May

For residents of Geylang Serai, Hari Raya Puasa will be a special one this year, with a new social, cultural and heritage hub opening its doors next month.

First-timers at Yishun Park Hawker Centre offer more creative dishes

Yishun Park Hawker Centre is the latest hang-out for foodies up north. The 800-seat space, which opened last Wednesday, houses 43 hawker stalls with a line-up of more than 10 types of cuisines,...

Carpet man throws open welcome rug in Kampong Glam

An Iranian-born businessman is working with the Singapore Tourism Board to roll out free Wi-Fi and a digital map, and also wants to bring more traditional music, arts and fashion events to Kampong...

Heartland tours drawing tourists - and locals

Interest-based tours are popular as visitors seek stories and places that make Singapore tick.

Decorative cement tiles, some by Singaporean designers, gain a following

Customers walking into Mr Lau Sze Siong's tile shop in Zion Road will be greeted by not only the traditional floral designs seen on the floors of many old shophouses in Singapore, but also modern...

Sungei Road market's association chairman explains hasty move to paint carpark lots; carpark owner responds

SINGAPORE - Golden Mile Tower carpark owner LHN Group said it is prepared to set aside the matter of Sungei Road market association painting its rooftop carpark without permission, so long as it is...

Sungei Road market’s planned comeback hits a snag

Sungei Road market's planned comeback at the rooftop carpark of Golden Mile Tower has hit a snag, with carpark owner LHN Group saying it has second thoughts about renting the space to the vendors...