Peek into stunning homes

Cindy Chua-Tay's New York apartment.
Cindy Chua-Tay's New York apartment.ST PHOTO: BARRY WILLIAMS
The New York apartment of Ms Cindy Chua-Tay, the only Asian to sit on the Guggenheim Museum's board, is one of four stylish Singaporeans' homes featured in the March issue of The Life.
The New York apartment of Ms Cindy Chua-Tay, the only Asian to sit on the Guggenheim Museum's board, is one of four stylish Singaporeans' homes featured in the March issue of The Life.ST PHOTO: BARRY WILLIAMS
Socialite Susanna Kang's Sentosa retreat, referred to as the "Party House",  is one of four stylish Singaporeans' homes featured in the March issue of The Life.
Socialite Susanna Kang's Sentosa retreat, referred to as the "Party House", is one of four stylish Singaporeans' homes featured in the March issue of The Life.ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM
The hometown of Lord of the Rings is one of the places Life writer Wong Ah Yoke visited during a recent trip to New Zealand.
The hometown of Lord of the Rings is one of the places Life writer Wong Ah Yoke visited during a recent trip to New Zealand. ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN
Two Peranakan jewellery collectors show off their treasures in the March issue of The Life.
Two Peranakan jewellery collectors show off their treasures in the March issue of The Life.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The latest issue of The Straits Times’ award-winning digital magazine The Life launches today.
The latest issue of The Straits Times’ award-winning digital magazine The Life launches today.

The latest issue of The Straits Times' award-winning digital magazine The Life launches today.

Making the cover are stylish Singaporeans and their equally good-looking homes. For example, socialite Susanna Kang gives a tour of her four-storey weekend home on Sentosa, built specifically to entertain friends, earning it the moniker, the Party House. Its rooms are inspired by the four seasons, such as the Winter Room, which boasts an eco-friendly fireplace that runs on ethanol.

Singaporean Cindy Chua-Tay opens up her New York apartment, which is filled with museum-worthy artworks by the likes of British artists Damien Hirst and Tracy Emin, as well as American painter Richard Prince. Last October, she became the only Asian to be appointed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation's board of trustees, which requires her to be in the city four times a year for meetings.

Also in the March issue of The Life, two Peranakan jewellery collectors showcase their most treasured pieces. Long-time antique collector and fourth-generation Peranakan Peter Wee has a vast collection of jewellery painstakingly saved from his mother's own collection. Nearly 30 pieces are on loan as part of a permanent exhibition at the Peranakan Museum. IT executive Norman Cho started collecting antique Peranakan jewellery more than 20 years ago and, today, has a collection of over 300 pieces.

New Zealand's culinary and cultural scenes are explored in the Travel section, as are three luxe resorts in Sri Lanka.

In the Style section, find out what eight accessory trends are in for Spring, and find out how to do up your child's room with fun and stylish furniture and accessories in the Objects Of Desire column.

The Life, which comes out quarterly, is available for free. To read it, download The Straits Times Star E-books app from App Store for your iPad or Google Play for your Android tablet. Get The Life magazine inside the app, as well as previous issues of the magazine. The Life is available for iPads (not iPhones) and Android tablets, and is best downloaded where there is Wi-Fi.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2016, with the headline 'Peek into stunning homes'. Print Edition | Subscribe