I love going back to Beijing, it always feels like my second home. Having spent 5 years living there, and the years my friends and I call “the years we grew into adults”. There, I made life long friends – many who now live across the globe, but we always remained in touch. It’s also […]

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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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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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It’s been a while since I was back in Shanghai without rushing between meetings with little opportunity to re-discover the city. You may have read my Shanghai Escapades Story in the Singapore Straits Times, or my review of The Middle House for D+A magazine, here’s my round up of the best 5 new Shanghai hotel openings […]

image via @designandarchitecturemag I reviewed Swire Hotels’ latest new addition The Middle House in Shanghai for D+A magazine.   Read the article here.

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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 […]

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

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 […]

Gastronomy, Semiotics and Paul Pairet’s art of “psycho-taste”. My chef husband got me backstage passes to Ultraviolent on an important evening when chef Paul Pairet and his team were cooking for a table of chefs – and a total of 25 Michelin stars on the dining table, no less. When you’re married to a chef, a visit […]

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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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