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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Travelling to the Otago Peninsula on New Zealand’s South Island should be on everyone’s travel list. There’s plenty to do: taking in nature, outdoor adventures and the local dining scene to touring local sights. Naturally, for many, food plays an important part in the trip. Check out these options of casual and upscale restaurants, fancy […]

We stayed at Suvretta House earlier this year in January for the St Moritz Gourmet Festival that takes place every winter, and concluded with a fabulous party at Badrutt Palace. St Moritz is a curious little place that pretty much comes alive for two seasons – the winter and the summer. It’s also the city […]

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. […]

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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The highlights of my trip to Monaco was an unforgettable meal at Alain Ducasse’s Louis XV and the Oceanographic museum. It’s large and extensive as you get to learn about the behaviour and nature of all the little living creatures that make the eco system under the sea. I don’t have a padi licence as […]

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We’ve had many lovely meals at the Restaurant and Mr chef stocks up on his wine collection at “Le Nez” the wine shop just behind the restaurant. We always pop in here for lunch when we’re visiting family in the south in Carpentras. We’ve dined more casually al fresco in the Summer, but it seems […]

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For the December 2018 of Travel + Leisure, I did a 6 page feature story on Macao on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat in the city I called home for 4.5 years. Download PDF here.  

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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 […]

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