The Kangxi Duo Meets a Roadblock in China Showbiz

This summer, Taiwanese celebrity hosts Kevin Tsai (蔡康永) and Dee Hsu (徐熙娣) – the inseparable duo – came back together for the first time in talk show 真想吧!花花万物! created by China’s Netflix, Youku (优酷). It has chalked up pretty astronomical figures by all accounts but after just merely two episodes, the State Administration of Press (广电总局)…

Inspiring Conversations

The world is in need of a space that inspires conversations which will impact society in a positive way. It’s timely for a space such as born-in Singapore members’ club 1880 to make its debut, bringing together a community of members who represent the collective brains of creativity, drive and passion.  In particular, it aspires…

Ushering in Spring at Lewin Terrace

/ Lobster served with risoni, lobster white wine sauce and coconut foam / Seabream Carpaccio / A symbol of the start of new beginnings and a time for flower viewings in Japan, in particular cherry blossoms, Lewin Terrace introduces a new Spring menu that translates the essence of Japanese springtime through the use of seasonal…

Tech Outfits are more inspired than ever this Mid Autumn

As we cruise into the Mid Autumn weekend, we are seeing a bout of creative energy shaping up in the sea of tech outfits in China. Gifting mooncakes as an employee perk has transcended the mundane and risen to the level of edible art. Here are some familiar names that are taking internal comms seriously:…

Alaya Resort Ubud: a sanctuary of serenity and sophistication

  With 105 luxurious rooms, Alaya Resort Ubud is a sanctuary of serenity and sophistication in the culturally charged village of Ubud in the island of Bali. It has been built with rare sensitivity towards the surrounding environment and shares its rice terrace views with a number of the communities’ local independent cafes and eateries,…

Luxury Travel at ILTM Shanghai

While the world is shrouded in difficult times, the party is still going on in Shanghai. At the ILTM in Shanghai, the signal we get, especially in China, is that luxury and experiential travel is intensifying. This was especially so at the talks where topics like ‘The Future of the Asian Luxury Traveller’, ‘Why China’s…

Linens, Luxury & Lace

It’s mouthed in the same breath as Frette and Pratesi – its linens are used in China Airlines’ newgen business class cabin as well as Mandarin Oriental Taipei. The Business Class product, featuring a two-wool blend blanket, is extremely comfortable, replicating the comfort of fab homes and inspired by the aesthetics of the Song Dynasty….

China Southern Airlines x Heritage Suites Hotel

China Southern Airlines First Class title ICON 云中往来 shares the story of Siem Reap boutique hotel Heritage Suites Hotel’s refurbishment of its Bungalow Suites and Classic Rooms. Done up in a contemporary and refined style with  touches of Cambodian, ICON recommends this as an ideal luxury boutique property to rest one’s fashionable head while on…

Amsterdam Couture

We were at premium Dutch label Scotch & Soda’s store opening at Paragon yesterday. Focusing on three of its lines Scotch & Soda for men, Maison Scotch for women, and Amsterdam Blauw, the brand’s denim line, there was plenty of booty to try on. This summer,  it’s the prints that caught our attention, particularly a pair which the brand so cleverly…

Apple Daily Hong Kong reports on ‘Hospitality with Heart’

Apple Daily 蘋果日報‘s 果籽 (Hong Kong) reported on Heritage Suites Hotel‘s compassionate approach of being in the hospitality business, returning to the community as much as possible though giving assistance to Sala Baï Hotel & Restaurant School so that the young are able to learn the tools of the trade in hospitality, taking up jobs…

Ashleigh & Brendan in China wedding glossy The Knot

Aussie couple Ashleigh and Brendan said every guest felt the location was absolutely stunning – for some, it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Read on to find out more about their Tirtha Bridal wedding in Bali, as told to the China edition of wedding glossy The Knot.