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In November 2019, Mr chef’s protegé Wang Bin earned his first Michelin star for his Contemporary European restaurant The Georg. I made a list of his favourites for Culture Trip on where to eat: from Hotpot to Peking duck. This is my longer version as the story I filed was edited down with the word […]

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The end of the decade. 2019 has been one of the better years I’ve had in a while. I am learning to get into the habit of choosing gratefulness over complaints every day. My bilateral frozen shoulders that kept me immobile, awake every night in chronic pain for 15 months finally thawed earlier this year […]

This has become one of my favourite places to dine in Paris. Great Italian food at the * Michelin L’Orangerie, simple, robust dishes in generous portions. They share the same wine list as the *** Michelin Le Cinq, including more Italian options of course. The menu is heavy on plant-based and seafood – giving vegetarians […]

The Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore held a Guo Pei exhibition showcasing 29 masterpieces by the Chinese couturière. Raised in Beijing, one can see the influences of imperial art and mythology – with dragons, phoenix, the use of gold and symbolism in outfits. This was one of the best exhibitions I saw this year in July […]

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Travelling to the Otago Peninsula on New Zealand’s South Island should be on everyone’s travel list. There’s plenty to do: taking in nature, outdoor adventures and the local dining scene to touring local sights. Naturally, for many, food plays an important part in the trip. Check out these options of casual and upscale restaurants, fancy […]

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