The U Press Nº5 Singapore Edition is now available across our humble island in cafes, bookstores, galleries, hotels, restaurants, retail outlets and schools.

Front page features an interview with Ute Meta Bauer, founding director of the Centre for Contemporary Art, on being true to her core intentions of community building. Music highlights include a conversation with Danny Rogers, co-founder of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival and a brief chat with Laurent Brancowitz, guitarist of French alternative rock band, Phoenix. A double spread feature on local coffee roasters reveals the inspiring journeys of coffee houses, Chye Seng Huat Hardware, Highlander Coffee, Maison Ikkoku and Nylon Coffee Roasters.

The U Press recurring columns discover Singaporean curator, June Yap in FIRST PERSON, Elodie Bellegarde‘s take on milk as an ingredient in FOOD, back alley barber, Mr Lee in NEIGHBOUR, The Breath Sound of Seawomen from Shoppinghour Magazine in GUEST, Mightyellow‘s comic illustration of simple tips to self-improvement in EXHIBIT and finally, Yishan Lam‘s column discussing “when what happens next is more important” in BUBBLE UP.

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