Singapore Women's Weekly

Singapore Women's Weekly August 2018

The Singapore Women’s Weekly is one of the best-selling women's magazines in Asia. You'll find juicy real-life stories, gorgeous fashion and beauty, and health and relationship advice that works for the busy woman. And there's so much more: Inspiring decor ideas plus collect 'n' keep cookcards with recipes to suit Asian tastes. The Singapore Women’s Weekly has everything you want – and they're all in one place.

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6 期号


meet the team

Frenchescar Lim Executive Photographer My favourite local food is… “Without a doubt, satay! Yong Seng Satay in Bukit Timah Market serves the best. The satay is handmade using fresh meat and grilled over a charcoal fire. Their special pineapple peanut sauce dip makes it even more delicious.” Sean Tan Associate Editor My favourite local food is… “Muah chee (glutinous rice balls coated with ground peanuts). It’s getting harder to find this traditional Chinese dessert, and the best ones, in my opinion, are from street stalls at pasar malams (night markets). However, if I need to get a fast fix, I’ll get my muah chee from Queensway Lau Tan Tutu Kueh.” Tan Wee Kiong Prepress Supervisor My favourite local food is… “Yu Kee Duck Rice. One of the best duck rice I have had is at Koufu Foodcourt at…

editor’s letter

I’m thrilled we managed to land Kit Chan on our cover. Why? The moment we realised it would be the song “Home”’s 20th anniversary, we knew she was THE ONE for our August issue. It’s the song that we all love… the one that brings on goosebumps every time it’s sung at the National Day Parade. Kit says it is a song that belongs to all Singaporeans, but we say only she owns the original beautiful rendition of it. This month, we are celebrating all things SG. Meet the people behind emerging beauty brands, Pg 68, and check out some of the coolest looks from our homegrown designers, Pg 80. We’ve also got some fun, unique places to take the kids to teach them about our history. Pg 106. And, don’t miss the…

makan like the stars

Jessica Chastain: DURIAN Unlike most foreigners who recoil in horror at the durian’s powerful aroma, the American actress absolutely adores the King of Fruits. As she told TV host Jimmy Kimmel, “I love it. It tastes like onion and garlic and avocado and pineapple, in a custard.” When she visited in 2016, Jessica made a beeline for Chinatown to hunt down her favourite fruit, sharing her find on Instagram. Jay Chou: BAK KUT TEH Bak kut teh may be available in his native Taiwan, but something about our local version must keep Jay coming back for more. The Mandopop superstar visits Founder Bak Kut Teh in Balestier Road often whenever he drops by for concerts, and pairs his bak kut teh ribs with pig’s trotters, salted vegetables, jelly and coconut. Anthony Bourdain: CRAB BEE…

singapore on screen

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) We’re used to seeing metropolitan cities New York, London and Tokyo being blown up on screen, but it’s flattering Singapore is now important enough to be destroyed in a disaster movie, too. That’s precisely what happened in this doomsday flick. Director Roland Emmerich chose to film here due to our “very attractive and famous skyline”. Iconic scenes Marina Bay Sands and Shenton Way bursting into flames and crumbling to ashes from an alien invasion. Now we know what would be like if extra-terrestrials were to obliterate us. Equals (2015) It seems like 2015 was a big year for films set in Singapore. This dystopian sci-fi movie featured Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart as two lovers who unexpectedly regain their emotions in a future world where feelings have been eliminated. Iconic scenes It’s all…

love me again

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) Young, fair and dark-haired, the handsome couple looked perfect as Jonathan and Mina Harker in the classic Gothic tale. While their acting was raw at the time (especially compared to co-stars Anthony Hopkins and Gary Oldman), and their British accents widely panned, there’s no denying they lit up the screen with their enchanting beauty. A Scanner Darkly (2006) The animated sci-fi thriller saw Keanu as undercover officer Bob, who finds himself falling in love with Winona’s Donna, a cocaine addict and drug supplier. Their star-crossed romance seems doomed from the start: As we know, few couples find peace and contentment in any dark, dystopian film. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) Though they share credits in this movie starring Robin Wright and Blake Lively as Pippa Lee, Keanu and Winona’s…

sister act

1. (from left) Mary-Kate, Elizabeth & Ashley Olsen Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, 31, started off in Hollywood as child actors on Full House. Now, it’s younger sis Elizabeth’s turn with a few hits including the recent blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. Elizabeth, 29, says her sisters “have always advised me on my career”, adding, “I just think they’re brilliant women.” 2. (from left) Rooney & Kate Mara When Rooney, 33, started acting, the sisters lived in the same apartment for a year or two, swopping stories of auditions and movie reviews. Kate, 35, shares, “I feel so grateful that we’re both living our dreams successfully.” 3. (from left) Venus & Serena Williams Though they have a healthy rivalry on court, the Williams sisters remain close. They have won 14 Grand Slam titles and three Olympic…