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’
THE FLIGHT FROM JFK to Incheon, leaving at 1 pm and arriving at 5.30 pm the next day, is non-stop daylight in the late spring, passing over the remote Arctic and North Pole and taking 14 hours. Flying has always been exciting for me – though of course, as tranquil and spectacular as it is, … More How To Have The Best Inflight Experience In Economy
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 can you see here? Sometimes the signs of economic contrast and inequality in Metro Manila are all too apparent. In the background, Rockwell is one of many new developments that have flourished around the metropolis, signalling the Philippines’ entry into the global economy as an emerging market and the rising middle class that comes … More Metro Manila: Two worlds in one kilometre
HISTORY HAS A strange way of surviving in Singapore. In its watershed economic golden age, Singaporeans seemed to have neglected relics of their past by demolishing many of their oldest and most established areas in the name of development. Take a look at the holistic image of its skyline – build upon the site of … More Local Travel in Singapore: Been to Bugis?
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?