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About Princess Cruises   Back in the age of discovery, explorers set sail hoping to find new lands and riches for their kings. I grew up reading books of their tales, so setting foot on ships always evoked feelings of adventure within me. I would stare out at the the open...
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About TrichoKare   TrichoKare is a scalp specialist hair center that offers trichologist-validated treatment and European herbal hair remedies. Because the scalp is the foundation for healthy hair, their treatments guarantee real results regardless of your problem. Their treatments are super extensive and cover a huge range of problems - from...
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About Oxwell & Co   Oxwell & Co is situated in hipster central, Ann Siang Hill. It’s been around for a while but it was always one of those places I passed by on the way to somewhere else. I’d occasionally hear whispers about this English-inspired bar and bistro, so I...
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Big Eyes Korean Ulzzang Tutorial   In the latest episode of TheSmartLocal TV's beauty series PrettySmart, we have a makeup tutorial lined up for you. Attempt this Ulzzang Korean Inspired Makeup Tutorial along with us in this latest beauty episode! In Korean, "Ulzzang or 얼짱" is a popular South Korean term that refers to "best...
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This is Pika   The newest addition to The Smart Local office is fluffy and adorable. Meet Pika, our new office cat!  The search for Pika wasn't easy. We’ve been wanting a ragdoll for the longest time, but sadly, there aren’t many ragdoll breeders in Singapore. We even had someone try...
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A Taste of Cambodia   Hopping on an authentic tuktuk and buzzing along the streets of Siem Reap is an exciting experience. The tuktuks are little 4-seater carriages hooked precariously on the back of mosquito bikes, named after their buzzing engines. Tuktuks are often draped with lace curtains that were once...
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The Land of Tapas, Churros and Overflowing Wine   Gastronomy in Spain is wide-ranging with countless ways of preparing the same ingredients. With new and exciting dishes at nearly every meal, my tastebuds were never bored. The Spaniards are die-hard foodies, and to find one not knowing how to cook is...
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About Boca   There is no more appropriate name for a Portuguese restaurant than ‘Boca’, which is Portuguese for mouth. Boca, a quaint, three-storied number, is the latest addition to the row of shophouses-turned-trendy-restaurants along Bukit Pasoh Road.  Making a good impression is paramount, and it’s clear that Boca’s owners take...
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We Love Shoes   You can’t call yourself a true shoe-holic unless you have these shoes in your wardrobe. Shoes are tempting creatures: we know we have way too many pairs, but we can’t seem to stop buying them. Some shoes are for everyday wear, while others are only unleashed for...
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About Miam Miam   Miam Miam is a French-Japanese fine casual cafe kitchen which marries French techniques with Japanese-inspired flavours, resulting in delicate and pretty desserts that’ll brighten up your Instagram feed. Miam Miam aims to deliver the best taste, using only quality ingredients, at affordable prices.  Having seen so many...
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