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Nicole Huang | Singapore
When your kids' favourite (grown-up) friend asked you to photograph her engagement, you gladly say yes.
"You can't pour from an empty cup."
Home to Kings of Convenience.
Lombok is a great destination to visit for both the beach and the mountain. Mount Rinjani, Indonesia's second highest, peaks at 3726m, and in 2013, we hiked up and I'd recommend it to anyone (with reasonable level of fitness) who is up for a little adventure.
Beneath her researcher hat, I learnt that there’s an aspiring writer, an avid hiker, and a very free spirited soul.
Kanazawa, an understated destination located on the west coast of Japan, was the birthplace of the Zen philosopher, D.T. Suzuki and it is here where one can experience the museum dedicated to his philosophy.
A couple of months ago, Nureen and I spent a morning wandering around the Civic District and the National Gallery, learning and finding light as part of a portrait photography course. Not only is the National Gallery a stunner of a building, it presents so many pockets of light-filled spots, perfect for a photowalk. Here are a few of my favourite shots from that morning.
MASE is an art-inspired fashion and lifestyle brand founded by a fellow Trehaus co-worker. It was interesting to understand from Mae, the designer behind the label, her thought process in designing her products, which includes the signature clutches and tote bags, as well as her inspiration behind the prints and the colours.
"Singapore also plans to reclaim its air. “Twelve percent of the island is occupied by roads,” Tan said. “What’s above roads? Nothing! If you put roads under buildings, you free up some land.” Sky bridges and midair concourses are already a part of some public-housing estates. As Wang told me: “In the future, you might see a little town or offices above the expressways. We might create space above our container ports.”
Nestled between a row of quiet residential terrace houses in Chip Bee Gardens is home to the Monocle Shop in Singapore. The choice of location and space felt like a natural fit, and suited the understated yet urban vibe of the magazine.
Over the years of visiting Austria, I've had a chance to savour a variety of home-style Austria food usually prepared with lots of fresh produce from the vegetable garden. There is a fair amount of meat, but equally, there's an abundance of delicious non-meat dishes and recipes. Here's a look at a few personal favourites:
Erwin found time while up at 30,000 feet to share his perspectives on raising twins.
Libraries just became a tad cooler.
Tiong Bahru Market is now closed for 3 months for a renovation, the first since 2004 when they had a major overhaul. Here's a few shots from a visit over the last weekend.