All good things must come to an end. We’re back to the familiar humidity and overbearing heat that begets the upcoming Spring season, and it’s only with the absence of the cool breeze that we’ve learnt to appreciate it. But on the bright side, the 2018 SMBC Sentosa Open that teed off on Thursday, 18 Jan will see clear blue skies perfect for US Masters champion Sergio Garcia to kickstart his tour. Before he went out onto the greens, we sat down for a chat with him, where we picked his brains on the upcoming golf tournament.

For those uninitiated in the world of golf, food and drink would be an alternative language we all know and love. From Filipino cuisine to the wondrous world of butter that emerged after the French butter crisis, here is our forecast on the biggest food and drink trends of 2018.

Let’s not keep you waiting: here are the best stories of the week that you might have missed.


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The freshest meats, seafood and vegetables are seared over hot coals and imbued with a smokey flavour on the sleek Robatayaki counter at Kyuu by Shunsui.

You might have already tried sushi, ramen, and teppanyaki, but the Japanese culinary technique of robatayaki (where food is grilled over binchotan charcoal) is something that you might be missing out on. Check out our list of the five best robatayaki restaurants in Singapore for your next Japanese meal.


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Gosha Rubchinskiy and Burberry go for a second collaboration that has signature designs from both parties.

The world’s foremost British fashion house came together with a streetwear hotshot for the second time in what would be one of the hottest collaborations of the year, and it’s only January. We take a look at the Burberry & Gosha Rubchinskiy collection for Fall 2018 that is slated to hit the stores this coming July.


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It’s not just any ordinary table – the Sony Ultra Short Throw Projector can cast images of 4K resolution onto any white wall.

For all the gents out there: if you’re looking to impress a certain someone when they come over the visit over the upcoming Chinese New Year weekend, why not pick up one of these swanky furniture pieces that will show off your abode and prove that you are as sophisticated as they come.


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Your trusty Porsche Panamera gets an upsize, yet defies everything standard about a typical wagon with its low height, sleek contours, and powerful performance.

School season might have started a few weeks ago, but it’s never too late to expand your garage with one of these estate cars – or station wagons – that not only offer a boot-load of space, but are also speedy on the roads.


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This adorable Akita was painstakingly created by Master Kiichiro Masumara with a mix of lacquering, hand-painting, applique and the traditional Maki-e technique for Chopard.

As you’re out traipsing from house to house in a few weeks, what better way to show off some arm candy than to have one of these strapping timepieces inspired by the Year of the Dog, this lunar year’s zodiac sign.

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Our new tropical obsession: @louisvuitton’s SS18 Apollo backpack. Its updated zesty, metallic detailing is inspired by carabiners worn by hikers trekking Hawaii’s hiking trails. Available in Louis Vuitton boutiques now.

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Josiah Neo
Josiah Neo is a tech writer who contributes occasionally to the fashion, travel, and culture beats. When he’s not busy keeping up with the keynotes, he’s probably stuffing his face with the best Melbournian donuts (at Shortstop, BTW) or watching his favourite esports team, the Los Angeles Valiant, pummel their opponents into oblivion.