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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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This book is brilliant and I wished I’d read it before I taught the Food & Culture anthropology module at Macao’s IFT. It’s an easy short read all about edible history that takes you through trade routes, wars and the evolution of food to industrial farming, Mao’s failed Great Leap Forward campaign and the effects […]

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One of the oldest authentic Macanese cuisine spot in Macau, Riquexo meaning Rickshaw in Portuguese was started by centenarian Dona Aida de Jesus. She still hangs out at her little restaurant everyday, say hello to the grand dame who doesn’t look a day over 70. She is usually seated right by the cash register, usually […]

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I’m partnering up with MGTO for the next three months sharing my favourite places and things about Macao both old and new during the four years I lived there. Also highlighting the unique festivals and events that take place annually in Macao. Stay tuned 😉   Well, it’s the time of the year again in Macao […]

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I took up the offer to visit my old friend Fish and spend time with her beautiful family who were on an NGO secondment in Melaka. Spending quality time and reminiscing about the old days over 17 years ago (!) had to be my favourite part of the trip, never mind the food. I love […]

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When I last caught up with Jen in Beijing a couple of years ago, she mentioned she was researching a book on noodles and was planning a trip across the silk road to investigate the history and story of noodles. I’m so glad I picked this up at the library and thoroughly enjoyed it. There […]

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Last weekend, I joined my friends on this interesting bus tour going around Singapore for a glimpse of famous old films made in the city. Interesting as an idea and we had fun, but it was a little too post modern for our appreciation. We understand the constrains of grants and how this is a […]

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I teach an anthropology course to final year students at IFT the hospitality school in Macao and this book is a real gem full of anecdotal stories, more so than hard history facts which gives leeway for making your own conclusions to certain things. Ian Croftan’s Curious History of Food & Drink is a really fun […]

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This would have made a great film for the food and culture anthropology class I teach at the hospitality school IFT Macao. Chef Peng, the guy who invented the dish passed away earlier this month, and the documentary digs deep with historians and food writers like Fuchsia Dunlop and Jennifer Lee (who wrote another great […]

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This year, One Central has gorgeous lanterns designed by different artists to celebrate Lantern Festival. You won’t miss the cute colourful centre piece,  an 11 metre tall inflatable rabbit right on the water. You might remember Artist Carlos design at the Macao Pavillion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The piece is inspired by his childhood memories of […]

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