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I was fortunate enough to go to Beijing on a spontaneous trip to catch the exhibition. I had just been to the fabulous Art Deco exhibition at Hong Kong City U celebrating the France- China connection. There were plenty of overlaps as many pieces of jewellery, accessories by Cartier from the belle époque of the roaring […]

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It’s the first Ha Jin book I’ve picked up and really enjoyed it. The narrative was straightforward and engaging – written in the time and context of 1980s Beijing up until the Tian an’men incident. A narrative told through a well-respected professor turned ill and derange and future son-in-law that dives into the era of […]

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Featured on BBC Fast track  Short Stays from Juliana Loh on Vimeo. See photography of the Making here Shortly after I launched Short Stays, a film project I commissioned three of some of China’s most talented young film directors to make films in-House, working with equally amazing Chinese photographers Madi and 223 to document the […]

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Photo: Just your regular weekend in Beijing going to UNESCO sites for a walk, either go out to the Great Wall for a hike with champagne in my backpack and sandwiches or the temple of heaven which still remains one of my favourite places. Lots of local eats close by and a market selling lots […]

The last time I ate here at Migas Beijing, was when the restaurant first opened during the winter when I was still living in Beijing. Chef Aitor is doing amazing things here, working with lots of local produce and we got to taste what he was experimenting with. Good news is he’s also coming to […]

Just catching up on my last Beijing trip. My Singapore entries are still sitting in the pipeline, so please bear with me… as there are more delightful things on Paris coming up as well! I’m in Beijing at least twice a year to catch up on the scene there and clearly it’s never enough time […]

No longer a new spot in ever changing Beijing, Pho Laboratory is hidden in a row of run down little houses in Sanlitun. The 20-seater has beautifully simple, industrial chic interiors done up by their architect proprietor. The Vietnamese coffee hits the spot and the noodles – well isn’t anything to write home about, but it’s […]

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Meet Smudge, my tuxedo cat. I’ve never had a cat my entire life and would never expect that fostering a cat I never saw for the first 3 months would lead to me adopting her and bring her across different countries – usually paying an arm and leg for the pet relocation. So Smudge is […]

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I’ve done my favourite Peking duck list, the last time I’ve checked returning regularly to Beijing since I left in 2011, they are all still good, and there’s a new kid on the block to have your duck – jujube wood roasted and spot on.   I finally got a chance to dine at Jing Yaa […]

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I left Swire Hotels over a year ago and look back and all the social channels I created and am super proud of the recent video my ex colleague Lilian directed and produced. Reminds me of the series of videos on Eat. Travel. Learn. And Nokia Shorts competition also has a beautiful split screen Love […]

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