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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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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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   An Art Deco journey through Shanghai’s belle époque for Lonely Planet  Shanghai is home to one of the richest collections of Art Deco architectures in the world. Unlike Miami and New York, some buildings of the Art Deco era in Shanghai combine elements of both Art Deco and “Chinese Deco”, fusing elements of Chinese […]

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I thought it’d be fitting to revisit and finally get down to my Berlin posts as my best friend from Beijing was visiting this week over Christmas. A core part of my “growing up” into adulthood during my 4+ years working and living in Beijing with friends I have made for life. Earlier in the […]

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Just wrapping my posts on my recent quick work trip to Tokyo. I still have to catch up on France over the summer and Berlin favourites this spring. Above gorgeous Meiji era colonial architecture by Terunobu Fujimori, a scholar of Western architecture and educated in London. It’s always nice to be back in Tokyo. I always […]

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I have a love-hate relationship with Macau. While this socially shallow place leaves a gaping hole in my soul for the lack of intellectual stimulation in the community, there’s so much rich and deep cultural history in this country shadowed by the glitzy casinos and what’s brighter, bigger and better that’s making the news headlines. Most […]

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In a recent article published, Marrakech sits on #6 of Trip Advisor’s Top 25 most popular destinations in the world. Chef loves the place so much having worked and lived there, we were even contemplating buying a dream home in there, but alas there are other priorities and bigger (real) dreams to chase. We rented […]

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Several of my friends owned sidecars in Beijing and I commuted several times in them, it’s fun, but my main and preferred transport remains the humble bicycle. We started with a stop at the local quarters and a little tour through the market, frogs and all on sale alongside noodle and dumpling makeshift stalls.   […]

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Palais Namaskar is a gorgeous palatial hotel is a little drive out of the city centre and an oasis of tranquility – crazy high ceilings, beautiful mix of Indian and Moorish architectural influence with Feng Shui principles incorporated to the design of the resort. It’s been all over travel magazines since it’s opening, so I’ve […]

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