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If you’ve never seen Southeast Asia by train, here’s your chance. The Eastern & Oriental Express is Southeast Asia’s answer to the famed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, one of the world’s most luxurious private trains transporting travellers between London and great European cities, including Venice. Filled with old-world grandeur, colonial influences and indigenous charm, the luxury sleeper […]

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I had a couple of days after Vipassana meditation camp in Kyoto to explore the city. There are plenty of expert Japanese travel guides and fantastic list of things to eat/see/do, but I didn’t get caught up in the FOMO (fear of missing out) in a frantic rush to get through list of places and activities […]

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I was in Stockholm in February for Design Week and absolutely loved the city. The tourism board site provides super useful tips on how to navigate the city and they do a fab job on instagram. Some of my favourite places were: Fotografiska museum Love that suggestive sculpture right outside. 2. Old Town Gamla Stan 3. […]

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We didn’t make reservation in advance at the now three Michelin starred Frantzen in Stockholm. Even chef connections when the husband rang chef Bjorn Frantzen, he didn’t have a table, but booked me in for The Flying Elk, their brasserie instead. I took the degustation menu and it was fantastic. I love the Frantzen’s Kitchen […]

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I wrote about L’Assiette for Hong Kong Tatler Dining, on best spots to dine in Paris. I still think about those escargots I had in December. There’s tomato coulis at the depths of the little vessel. Buttery, garlicky topped with a well buttered crouton. The popular items are the hare and paté en croute, but […]

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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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This story is behind a paid wall and the editor’s pick under premium content, so I’ve taken the liberty to publish it here as my blog has always been about making recommendations for travel. Apart from the casino shots, the photos inset are taken by me.   By Juliana Loh Apart from glitzy casinos and mammoth […]

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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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I have fallen behind a photo a day, but ever grateful for the opportunities to keep discovering and keep travelling. Given my shoulder chronic pain, I have also not been lugging my DSLR out everyday. Actually somedays, I don’t leave the house. That needs to change and I have to get back into some semblance […]

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We’ve been here several times now and love the neighbourhood. We’ve dined at the brasserie a few times as well as the 2 Michelin starred Thoumieux restaurant upstairs. It’s where they serve breakfast every morning too. As for the food, it’s definitely on our go to. Brasserie for simple quick fare and the Michelin restaurant […]

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