FROM A LITERARY perspective, the predominant canon of Western publications have tended to portray China as this sort of exotic paradise to be conquered or plundered by the valiant explorer. And in many ways that has come true, such as in business. And when it comes to a business perspective, Hong Kong has emerged in … More Hong Kong Hotspot: Not Far, and Certainly Not ‘East’
IT’S A CLICHÉ that the New Year is a time for fresh starts. The coincidence of the New Year period with time off work brings the opportunity to get away on one of Sydney’s scenic drives and find reflection and recollection time. There was a time when Newcastle, a two hour drive north of Sydney, … More New Year, New Beginnings, Newcastle
What happens when a Thai boy falls in love with a Japanese girl? Maeda. She’s the girl, Bom Sathukarn’s wife, and the name of the serene coffee bar tucked away in Llankelly Place, Potts Point. As I sip the warm Amazake, I’m surprised at the stream of customers who greet Bom by name. The … More Sydney: a Thai-Japanese love story
THE REGULAR CROWD at Strangers’ Reunion gives the coffee joint a cosmopolitan and hipster-like feel. Step inside the refurbished peranakan terrace briefly and you would probably think you were in San Francisco or Melbourne. The prime clientele of twentysomethings with make-up and trendy accessories – bags and laptops abound – sips their cappuccinos to accompany homemade … More Local Travel in Singapore: Been to Tiong Bahru?