Month: October 2019

Crafted By – The Greatest Singapore Sling | S2E5

We visit the Raffles Hotel Singapore and learn about their two-years restoration and the refreshed recipe for the Singapore Sling, their iconic gin-based cocktail that still draws in the big crowds a century on from its creation by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915. 

We talk with local microdistillery Compendium about their amazing gins, Rojak Gin and Chendol Gin, which capture the flavours of Singapore in a bottle.

And we discuss artistry with one of Singapore’s most beloved entertainers, Hossan Leong and our theory of who is one of Singapore’s great unheralded artists!

Links

Raffles Hotel Singapore

Long Bar @ Raffles Hotel

Singapore Sling Wikipedia Page

Gin Wikipedia Page

Crafted By – The Three Waves of Coffee in Singapore | S2E4

The Rule of Three Exists in Everything: think of comedy, photography, showbusiness. It also applies in the world of coffee, which has experienced what is accepted as The Three Waves. In Singapore, the Three Rules come with a twist: Kopi. 

We talk with 5 artisanal coffee cafes – Nylon Coffee Roasters, PPP Coffee / Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar, Two Degrees North Coffee Company / Populus Cafe, Mavrx Coffee Bar and Coffee Break at Amoy Street. We discuss the beans, the brew and the business of delivering coffee with a focus on traceability, farm, process, roasting, Instagram’s love for latte art, and why traditional Kopi is still so loved.

Grab a cup of Joe and go on w journey with us to experience the world of caffeine, Singapore-style!

BeSpoke Marc Nair – I See You

As part of our Spoken Word Episode, we’ve offered our recording services to the poets to help build up an online audio repository of their work. This is Singapore Poetry Slam champion Marc Nair, with “I See You”

BeSpoke Marc Nair – Power Lines

As part of our Spoken Word Episode, we’ve offered our recording services to the poets to help build up an online audio repository of their work. This is Singapore Poetry Slam champion Marc Nair, with “Power Lines”

BeSpoke Marc Nair – Once Upon a Time

As part of our Spoken Word Episode, we’ve offered our recording services to the poets to help build up an online audio repository of their work. This is Singapore Poetry Slam champion Marc Nair, with “Once Upon a Time”