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The Life e-magazine: Watch killer whales, check out edgy florists in town, Spago at MBS

Whale-watching on a kayak around Vancouver Island in Canada.
Whale-watching on a kayak around Vancouver Island in Canada. PHOTO: KEN SPENCE
Whale-watching on a kayak around Vancouver Island in Canada. The Floral Atelier is located in Tiong Bahru.
The Floral Atelier is located in Tiong Bahru.PHOTO: MATTHIAS HO FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Highlights from the November issue of The Life e-magazine

WATCH KILLER WHALES

The sparkling blue waters of Vancouver Island, which has one of the world's most sublime coastlines, is the habitat of elusive orcas.

To see orcas or killer whales in their element, travel writer Martin Fletcher kayaks for six days and camps in the wilderness of Canada.

Encountering a pod of orcas is exhilarating, and immediately the misty landscape with multiple shades of grey no longer feels drab but ethereal.

Read the travelogue and view photographer Ken Spence's lush images in the November issue of The Life, ST's digital magazine, which can be downloaded for free from The Straits Times Star E-books mobile app for iPad and Android devices.

Lee Siew Hua


FLORISTS IN BLOOM

Chic and edgy florists are popping up around town. The owners are young women who have left jobs in creative industries such as fashion and journalism, and have set up their own businesses offering blooms with a difference.

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Unlike traditional florists who use common flowers such as red roses, these florists use exotic ones such as the fragrant David Austin roses, Alstroemeria, also known as a Peruvian lily, and succulents.

Natasha Ann Zachariah


FUSION TREASURES AT SPAGO


PHOTO: MARINA BAY SANDS

Spago is the latest celebrity restaurant to open at Marina Bay Sands, next to its infinity swimming pool. It is worth going to not just for its panoramic views, but also because it boasts very good food created by well-known Los Angeles chef Wolfgang Puck. The cooking fuses elements of East and West, with some new dishes inspired by Singapore favourites such as kaya toast and laksa. Leave room for the amazingly light salted caramel souffle.

Wong Ah Yoke

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2015, with the headline 'The Life e-magazine'. Print Edition | Subscribe