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Come here for a lovely lunch or shop for luxe groceries – caviar, salmon cured in various ways. We love the beetroot one and the Shadi caviar farmed in China is amazing. A great spot to pick up gifts for your gourmand friends as well. Their caviar is the choice of Mr Robuchon – as […]

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I went in search of culinary history nuggets in Amsterdam and the heady influence of Indonesian cuisine is strong. Given that Indonesia as a Dutch colony, it was a goldmine for trade in spices, particularly nutmeg that was worth its weight in gold. Sari Citra means “authenticity” in Bahasa Indonesia and it was refreshing to walk in here […]

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For our last lunch before headed home, we dined at Shirvan, chef Akrame’s latest project. Named after an ancient province in Azerbaijan, the menu is influenced by the spices, stories and flavours of the silk route, peppered with delicious rich flavours of Middle East and the Mediterranean. The space is modern and elegant with an […]

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Apart from eating, there’s nothing I love more than travelling. And immensely grateful for the privileged life to enjoy all the amazing things the world has to offer. Arts et Métiers museum I remember arriving in Paris for the first time in the summer of 2001 with wide eyed wonder. In the past 16 years, […]

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Rounding up old and new favourites for a tipple or two and the usual suspects for a great brew. This post also ties up my collaboration with the Macao Tourism Board sharing my personal favourites on this sleepy backwater of Hong Kong, steeped in history and peppered with plenty of 16th century UNESCO monuments.  Macao […]

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  Photos from a week in Amsterdam.

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As the year comes to a close, the Light Festival has been extended for a day till January 1, 2018. If you’re in Macao over the festive break, don’t forget to check out the schedules and location of the light installations across Macao. Most shows begin at 7pm and end at 10pm, with 30 minutes […]

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It’s the time of the year again. Alongside the festive christmas decorations, the annual Macao Light Festival takes place in December as over a 100 artists were commissioned to paint the town in light installations, inspired by stories of history, trade and love. In it’s second year running, this year’s theme is “wish upon the […]

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Shopping options in Macau are abundant with plenty of upscale malls filled with luxury brands. There is plenty of variety alongside the perks of tax free shopping and festive discounts. However, if you’re looking for something different and within modest budgets, you are probably better off shopping in the independent shops. The best malls to […]

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I have been collaborating with GPSMyCity app for a year and it’s great! They map out content and resource on destinations to make it easy for those on the move without data roaming, but still get guided maps on each destination point. There plenty of apps out there and serve different purposes but I found […]

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