Author: Deepti Bhatta

  • Rome

    Rome

    Helmed by 2 major production juggernauts, Home Box Office (HBO) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Rome’s 12-episodes are reputed to be the most expensive and lavish television production ever made at a purported budget of S$170 million. Many early descriptions of this series compared it to the BBC’s grand 1976 mini-series, I, Claudius as both series focus…

  • Youths design bank for DBS

    Youths design bank for DBS

    Youths showcase talent and creativity with DBS’s “I-Designed-A-Bank” design competition for new branch at *SCAPE From retro themes to Lego brick designs, the winning entries of DBS’s “I-Designed-A-Bank” design competition were diverse and imaginative; showcasing youths’ creative spirit and ability to take charge. The winners were selected out of over 80 entries in two categories, the Open and Under…

  • Marion Raven – A Solo Comeback

    Marion Raven – A Solo Comeback

    “I just like to be myself. Be natural. I just wear what I wanna wear. I like my hair how it is,” said Marion Raven during a round-table interview with UrbanWire at The Amara on July 31st when she was in Singapore for the President’s Star Charity. In fact Marion still dons her familiar long wavy tress – a signature look of…

  • Singapore Idol Rejects

    Singapore Idol Rejects

    Singapore Idol (SI) has started, and we’ll soon be hearing from the top 28. Still, how can we not salute the participants who brought life to the show, with their quirky antics and singing (or lack of it)? UrbanWire was given the opportunity to sit down with some participants that the idol judges cruelly rejected, to find…

  • The Story Of Jonal Chong

    The Story Of Jonal Chong

    He’s the owner and managing director of Jonal Chong Hair Couture and SF Savoir Fair – both in Singapore and London. This Singaporean hairstylist, who was based in London for 7 years, returned to Singapore in 2005 after his 5-year contract as the personal hairstylist for Nicole Kidman ended. Apart from Kidman, Jonal Chong, 48, has also cut and…

  • Owl City: Talent All Around

    Owl City: Talent All Around

    Owl City’s second tour in Singapore ended on a high note with flawless singing (and hair) amidst declarations of love Concert Review: Owl City As expected of most concerts, Owl City started late. But the mix of people awaiting the band at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Café Sentosa on 21 May didn’t seem to mind too much.…

  • MTV VMAs 2012: Winners, Thrills And Some Surprises

    MTV VMAs 2012: Winners, Thrills And Some Surprises

    From a stolen kiss between Rihanna and Chris Brown, Psy’s surprise appearance doing his “Gangnam Style” horsey dance to an exclusive premiere clip of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II, these are the highlights of the 2012 MTV VMAs. In a dramatic opening, comedian-actor Kevin Hart made his entrance as host at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on 6…

  • Lang Leav: Epitome of Love

    Lang Leav: Epitome of Love

    Clad in simple chic black, Lang Leav sits composedly in a golden-brown lounge chair for an interview with UrbanWire. Her signature bangs and regal presence are subtle hints that there’s more than meets the eye to this poet. What began as an innocuous Tumblr post burgeoned into a trend overnight. Like any beautiful photo on the blogging/publishing platform,…

  • Cupcakes With A Local Twist

    Cupcakes With A Local Twist

    Love both your designer cupcakes and traditional kuehs? Check out these fusion offerings. More halal bakeries in Singapore are giving their kuehs, or traditional bite-sized snacks, a modern twist. Check out their new cupcake offerings – infused with some familiar local flavors. 1. Ondeh-ondeh cupcake @ Julie Bakes Ondeh-ondeh, also known as klepon, is a popular…

  • The Take On Male Issues

    The Take On Male Issues

    Oh Man!, the newest devised play by The Necessary Stage, talks about Man’s issues in a lighthearted way. Urbanwire spoke to 2 of its cast members – Randall Tan and Sheikh Haikel, and director – Sean Tobin. The Director says Mention the fact that Selena Tan, Pamela Oei, and Emma Yong were recently in Steaming!, which coincidentally talked about women’s issues in…