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I LOVED Lisbon and often think about how nice it would be to have a summer house there, or to dream of retirement where you can get amazing food, drinks, culture,art and design without breaking the bank. My travel story on Lisbon for Singapore’s national broadsheet The Straits Times. It’s behind a paywall, so text below. […]

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I stayed at Morpheus  on a press trip late last year shortly after the hotel had opened. It’s an architetural marvel and one of Dame Zaha Hadid’s last project. I was living in Macao then when I went for the press conference where she unveiled the design – the world’s first freeform exo–skeletal high-rise building […]

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A short recommendation piece on Inlake Hostel in Hangzhou, right on Westlake, a stunning historical site turned into a beautiful, bright and airy zen hostel. I’d consider it more a hotel than a hostel and it’s tastefully put together. Emperor Qin Shi Wang and his entourage stayed here three times (the guest dormitory extension of […]

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Last year was my first time in Stockholm for design week, and I was fortunate to visit again earlier this year and dine at Faviken. Semla is this patisserie bread like choux stuffed with frangipane cream that the Swedes eat before shrove Tuesday before the start of Lent. The Swedes are big on Fika their […]

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I finished The Tattooist of Auschwitz in a few hours in one sitting. It’s based on a true love story of harrowing times during the Holocaust, the story of Lale Sokolov retold by New Zealand author Heather Morris. I wasn’t looking for factual accuracy when I read this, because it’s anecdotal, personal and inevitably filled with […]

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I’ve been to Zurich once very briefly crossing the German border nearly 20 years ago, so it was really nice to be back and get taken around by my local Swiss German friend. There’s so much to be said about Zurich, but I think it’s better to leave you with snippets of my trip in […]

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