Homeowners Jasvin Kaur and Jasdep Singh wanted their 1,000 sq ft four-room HDB BTO flat in Telok Blangah to showcase a few things: A contemporary-meets-luxe aesthetic, hubby Jasdep’s burgeoning whisky collection, and their Indian heritage. And their ingenious DIY tweaks with some teak wood plays a role in realising all three. It wasn’t easy, given their different style preferences. “I always liked luxury. Jasdep likes things more contemporary,” explained Jasvin, an assistant manager in a company. But “this was a chance to express ourselves with what we have always wanted,” added Jasdep, who is a general manager at Originals, a furniture store that specialises in unique and authentic home decor pieces sourced from all over the world. “The fact that I work in a furniture store played an important part in what you see in our home. We thought about how we were going to do it and decided, maybe we’ll do it ourselves!” he added. The very first thing they did was … [Read more...] about A couple’s stylish 1,000 sq ft BTO flat with a DIY whisky bar and teak wood touches
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If you’ve ever been to any of the Jigger & Pony group’s bustling establishments, chances are you might have spotted either Indra Kantono or Gan Guoyi mingling among the crowd. The husband-and-wife duo, who co-founded cocktail bar Jigger & Pony in 2012, are one of the industry’s most consummate hosts. The atmosphere of conviviality they bring to their vibrant F&B outlets cannot be understated – it is a key reason why this homegrown brand continues to stand out in the crowded industry. Today, the group runs multiple drinking spots around the city centre including Caffe Fernet and Gibson Bar. Sugarhall, a rum bar, shuttered in 2018, but that same year, their flagship cocktail bar, Jigger & Pony, made its debut on the prestigious World’s 50 Best Bars list at #29. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jigger & Pony (@jiggerandponysg) But wait, there’s more. In December 2019, they … [Read more...] about Which are this couple’s – Jigger & Pony’s founders – favourite bars in the world?
A newly furnished home with its very own hidden gin bar and "man cave" is up for sale for £185,000. The house, in Hull, East Yorkshire comes with the perfect lockdown entertainment spot in the property described as having "so much to offer". The three-bedroom terraced house in is being marketed by Zest and is on the market with an asking price of £185,000, Hull Live reports. And it even boasts a gin bar in a "man cave" furnished with a darts pool and pool table under the current ownership. Have you given your home a makeover? Email [email protected] It even has a spirits dispenser and bar stools. The generous deck outdoors includes plenty more space to entertain. The listing described it as an "astro lawn garden with raised decking and a summer house/ bar with electrics and lighting, the garden is bounded by high level timber fencing to the sides". The bathroom includes a walk-in double shower. The listing continues: "This house has so much to offer, … [Read more...] about Stunning £185,000 home has its very own hidden ‘man cave’ gin bar in the garden
Ian Ang doesn't do business lunches and he's not making an exception for this interview. His public relations people have not been able to tell me why he wants to meet over tea instead. When we meet, the 28-year-old co-founder and CEO of gaming chair company Secretlab explains that a full meal means he won't be able to concentrate later. He usually has lunch in his office too, and prefers to keep to this. "I try to eat very few carbs for lunch to avoid food coma so I can continue working after," he says. "I eat the same thing every day. Codfish and chicken teriyaki, and just a little bit of rice. I don't want to deviate from this daily productive routine, hence I don't have business lunches on weekdays." So here I am, at Starbucks in Tekka Place at 3pm on the eve of Deepavali. Traffic in the area is jammed up. A few of his people have come early to make sure we have seats. He arrives soon after, having taken a taxi from the Secretlab office in the Bendemeer … [Read more...] about Lunch with Sumiko: One great idea later, Secretlab CEO Ian Ang has 70% stake in multimillion-dollar business
Civil servants Chong Shi Yan and her husband Wilson love going on holidays around Southeast Asia – especially on trips where they can kick back and relax in a resort. So naturally, they wanted that same blissful, tropical vibe for their 990 sq ft BTO flat in Bukit Batok. “We decided to create a cosy pad that we can come home to at the end of a tiring day of work. We wanted to feel that we are on a holiday every day, although we are in Singapore,” said Shi Yan. To turn their dream into reality, they engaged interior design firm Design Zage – and also made sure they were on the right track by taking a trip to Bali to source for furnishing and home decor inspiration, so that every single element was perfect. READ: Transforming a 990 sq ft HDB flat into a ‘little Japan’ – complete with an onsen Their keen attention to detail certainly paid off, resulting in a bright, breezy, rustic-modern, tropical Asian home that feels stylish yet comfortable, luxurious yet cosy — … [Read more...] about How a couple turned their 990 sq ft BTO flat into a Bali resort staycation home