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My coverage of this year’s Shenzhen Design Week 2018 for Singapore’s Design + Architecture Magazine. Also, super pleased they used my photo for the first full page. Read the piece here

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I wasn’t aware that the building opened end of 2016, it still looks incredibly new and foot traffic was still relatively light over the recent Shenzhen Design week. Incredibly high ceilings make the exhibition space vast. Possibly the absence of columns also makes for an airy spacey feel one commonly associates with airports. The taxi […]

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I’ve been meditating more often and regularly these days as I prepare for a 10 day Vipassana retreat in May. I find guided meditations much easier to follow than sitting silently with my own thoughts. Here at Hoca Foundation Hong Kong, the Seoul/Berlin-based artist Jeongmoon Choi incorporates a 30 minutes guided meditation sitting under her […]

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While on a much smaller scale than previous years, I was delighted to find more South Asian, South East Asian artist representation this time round. An insightful report on the fair from Artsy. The UBS art report listed US collectors as the largest market and the Chinese coming in second ahead of UK collectors. Hong Kong […]

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This was the first Carl Milles sculpture I saw outside the Concert Hall (Konserthuset) with its serious brutalist uniform architecture style peppered with classical corinthian columns. Scandinavian architecture is interesting in its mish-mash of styles and the evolution of their own aesthetics and sensibilities. I don’t know much about sculptures and never had much appreciation for […]

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It was my first time in Stockholm and at Design Week. I was anticipating a Milano Salone sort of affair with satelite pop ups all over the city and parties and apertivos alongside the main fair. Well, it was something like that but more muted and more of the same style (naturally Scandinavian designs). What […]

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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 really enjoyed my first dinner over theatre “If we Dream too long” by And So Forth. Set in the 1960s based on local writer Goh Poh Seng’s novel. The food was good, but I found moving through each scene to different rooms a little disruptive in that performance. Regardless, I love the concept of […]

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