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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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Saint Lazarus church is one of Macao’s oldest built in the 16th century in an interesting neighbourhood that reminds one of Europe, it is also the first Chinese church in Macau for Chinese who converted to catholicism. The segregation of Chinese and Portuguese was distinct.     The church was originally built “outside the city walls” that […]

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A piece I wrote for the SCMP, here’s my unedited version, and all photography by me. Buddy Candy Store This psychedelic candy store is tucked away in an alley way corner just a stone’s throw from St Pauls Ruins alongside some hipster fashion boutiques. Buddy Candy Store sells candies in all shapes, sizes and colours, including […]

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Marrakech is one of those magical places you read about in novels full of Arabian mystery and that sense of poetic chaos in the city is that exact same experience as you’re assaulted by lots of colours, sounds and haggling shop keepers. But it’s wonderful. Shopping? You’re spoilt for choice, it’s overwhelming! The medina is […]

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  A couple of months ago, I took part in a necklace making workshop (580MOP) conducted by a Hong Kong designer ZOEE. Part of the Go.See.Shop initiative by a team of creative locals – kind of like the Hong Kong version of Shop Walk on a smaller scale. Here’s the result – mine in red […]

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We survived Monday! This brilliant poster isn’t just another way to beat Monday blues but perhaps something to practice in the long run to stay sane, healthy and constantly dream up amazing creative ideas. And a little more Monday cheer – here’ something that takes muffin tops to a new level. Have a great rest […]

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While more eyes are on the Chinese design/art/fashion scape, the Chinese media has also done an excellent job hosting large scale events, promoting and faciliating the cultural exchanges with the rest of the world. Shortly after the media launch by Casa Abitare and Italian publishing giant Rizzoli to kick start the London/ Beijing Design Week […]