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What's In My Portfolio: Matthew Shang

Mr. Matthew Shang is a principal at multidisciplinary international design practice, Hassell

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Have Passion, Will Travel

The landscape of travel is changing says Mr. Nicholas Lim, Managing Director of The Travel Corporation Asia, and ensures us that, through their efforts,…

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Journey Of Reinvention

The new Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300M and Chef Woo Wai Leong prove the necessity of reinvention

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Democratizing Money

PayPal is ready for a future of quick, efficient and secure digitized cash transactions

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The New Frontierswoman

Ms. Apurvi Sheth thrives on challenges and revels in ambiguity with the confidence that opportunities lie where the ground is not even

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The Future In Sight

A company has developed an app aiming to help parents manage smart device use among children, and address possible dire consequences from prolonged,…

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What's In My Portfolio: Delia Prvacki

Ms. Prvacki is the founder and owner of Deliarts Pte Ltd, an art-consulting and art-producing company

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The Independent

Mr. Alan Oei, artistic director of the highly regarded arts venue The Substation, is hoping for the day when his role as keeper of the flame for…

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The Telok Ayer Community Whisperer

Ms. Sue-Shan Quek is on a mission to re-envision the concept of Singapore’s beloved community center with Telok Ayer Arts Club

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Create To Curate

A curator’s job goes beyond putting together an exhibition – they create stories to realize an artist’s vision for the cultural zeitgeist at…

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What's In My Portfolio: Paige Parker

Ms. Parker and her husband, Mr. Jim Rogers, covered 116 countries in a three-year overland journey that made the Guinness World Record

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Portfolio Podcast: Rasmus Markholt

Mr. Rasmus Markholt, Product & Design Director at Louis Poulsen, talks about the premier brand's updated iconic designs and new product collaborations

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When Numbers Don't Lie

Major shifts in travel industry have seen more people traveling, generating feedback and comparing information. As the figures triple and quadruple…

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Active Organic Elements

After securing an early success for the three-year-old Goldbell Financial Services, Mr. Alex Chua, CEO, expounds on the virtue of keeping to one’s…

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Will Machines Make Better Traders?

Machine learning’s ability to ‘learn’ with data, make predictions, and continuously improve on the accomplishment of its tasks may have earned…

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The Changing Face of Luxury Travel

There are as many versions of luxury travel as there are luxury travelers. With requirements for seamless personalized services still on the rise,…

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Are We Battle-Ready?

Fighting cyber crime requires concerted efforts within and beyond organizations

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One Woman's Date With Adventure

When Ms. Sonja Piontek left the coveted job that she built for herself for nearly 13 years, she didn’t realize that she would be stepping into…

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What's In My Portfolio: Hans Tan

Mr. Hans Tan is Designer of the Year at the President's Design Award 2018

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Meet The Macallan's Regional Brand Ambassador

A minute with Mr. Keith Nair, Regional Brand Ambassador, The Macallan

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Meet One of the Custodians of Chinese Culture in Singapore

Mr. Low Sze Wee, CEO of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, seeks to present Singapore’s unique Chinese culture in relatable and accessible…

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Of Honor and The Moment

With pieces from her acclaimed art collection – a stunning assemblage of 3rd century BC Gandhara sculptures, 17th century Mughal miniatures, and…

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Power to the People

Opportunities abound in electricity generation in South and Southeast Asia where some economies and their populations are growing in unprecedented…

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A Slice of California in Singapore

There's potential for growth in Singapore's lagging retail industry, according to expat entrepreneurs Dustin Ramos and Iris Sangalang, the husband-and-wife…

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A Tale of Convergence

Leica brings together two very different photographers, Geoff Ang and Yik Keat, for one visually exciting exhibition

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Revolution Precrafted, A Company That Supplies Prefabricated…

Until Revolution Precrafted, ‘designer homes’ and ‘prefab’ were rarely mentioned in the same breath, but with a selection of original designs…

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Retirement - Will We Ever Be Ready?

Mr. Dickson Tan, a former senior officer at the Central Narcotics Bureau turned wealth manager, sheds light on an issue everyone thinks of, but doesn't…

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Hospitality's New Frontier

Mr. Allen Law, CEO of Park Hotel Group, reveals how heritage, technology, and a seamless guest experience comes into play to transform the Grand…

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Who Is The Musical Visionary Behind The Singapore Chinese Orchestra?

Mr. Tsung Yeh was awarded the Cultural Medallion, the highest accolade in the arts, in 2013

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Performance Artist Jason Lim Doesn't Mind the Pain at All

Performance artist and ceramicist Jason Lim lets his body and art do the talking

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What's In My Portfolio: Tan Mui Huat

Mr. Tan Mui Huat is the President and CEO, Asia, at International SOS

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Space Travel - From Fantasy to Reality

Dr. Leroy Chiao, former NASA Astronaut and International Space Commander, is one of the lucky few to have travelled to a destination most of us only…

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Meet The Head Of Adobe Design Lab, Ms. Silka Miesnieks

She practically sits on a pile of very cool inventions, but Ms. Silka Miesnieks, who heads the Design Lab at Adobe, does not feel that she has seen…

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What's In My Portfolio: Frederick Lee

Amidst the flouncy dresses and colorful fabrics in his atelier, Singaporean couturier Mr. Frederick Lee walks us through his fabulous creations,…

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The Full Positive Force

Mr. Patrick Dai is highly optimistic about the positive changes that blockchain technology can bring to society, and what his company Qtum can contribute…

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Little Known Pairings

Science and technology are affecting human lives in ways that are so specialized that only a few, unless told, will ever notice.

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A Chain Of Benefits

A better understanding of blockchain technology raises its appeal, and highlights its potential uses in the future

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The Community Whisperer

The Quayside brings new energy and possibilities to the established residential enclave in Robertson Quay, but more importantly, it is an idea that…

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Compound Complex

From reading Isaac Asimov novels to taking a slow boat to China and continuing a tradition, Mr. Basile Guibert has very complex traits that recall…

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What's In My Portfolio: Aiman Hakim

Visual artist Aiman Hakim walks us through the contents of his portfolio

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Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful

Although generations have dismissed beauty as skin deep, in reality its root runs very deep.

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Connecting The Dots

By connecting different data silos, Silot creates a powerful one-stop platform that heightens efficiencies and supports new capabilities.

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Required Reading

What leaders are reading to keep them on top of their game

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It's All About The People

After almost 20 years in banking, Mr. Anthony Seow finds new things to get excited about. The first is technology that powers innovation and disruption…

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What's In My Portfolio: Prudencio 'Deng Coy' Miel

Mr. Prudencio 'Deng Coy' Miel is an editorial artist and painter

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Finding The Common Thread

This is not the time to imagine that we have seen the range of Mr. Aun Koh, who is currently hosting a new TV show and choosing who’s right for…

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Watch Design Endure And Go Places

On the eve of his well-publicized world tour, a tightly packed nine-month journey that would take him from Senegal to Iceland and Peru, British designer…

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Tough Love

There is no sweet-talking here. Life and transformation coach, Mr. Michael Serwa, is all about the tough love, no-nonsense approach when it comes…

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Divine Dining

Get to know Ms. Jolin Lee, an IT professional-turned-restaurateur, who is introducing a new take on Chinese cuisine with the recently opened Xin…

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What's In My Portfolio: Foo Kwee Horng

Mr. Foo Kwee Horng is a National Arts Council Artist Mentor, a National Institute of Education supervisor, and an SUSS associate

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What's Next For Dr. Goh?

Despite the apparent disparity of pursuits and interests, Dr. Wilson Goh doesn’t really stray far from what he knows and what he likes – and…

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Zara Tindall And Her Icons

Zara Tindall, one of Britain’s top equestrian athletes is enjoying an impressive career at the pinnacle of the sport

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Slice of Life: A Peek into The Lives of 5 Top Professionals…

'Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.' - Tony Hsieh

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Designing An Icon

André Poulheim of German design studio Noto recalls the scary, challenging, but ultimately, gratifying experience of designing one of Bang & Olufsen’s…

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The Subject And Object Of Design

Mr. Kristof Crolla talks about the challenges and the bright prospects of design in the hands of young Asian talents

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The Designer In Her Work

Ms. Rossana Hu, founding partner of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, explores the possibility of the designer inhabiting her creation, in an interview…

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Better Than Cure

Cyber security is a concern for every organization whose existence and viability are linked to a robust online presence

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The Heart of the Matter

Managing some of the largest family fortunes in Southeast Asia has given Ms. Elaine Lim-Chan, a managing director of a global private bank, an opportunity…

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Fair and Smart

From user-led designs to online sales platform and smart feedback processing, Faire Leather Co. is setting standards for other modern consumer brands…

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Sound Management

In 2010, just three years after its foundation, Devialet launched its first product, D-premier, and immediately earned the admiration of audiophiles…

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A Shift In Perspective

Anders Buchmann, Bang & Olufsen's Chief Intrapreneur, tells us how his advertising background helped shape the success of the revolutionary BeoSound…

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Legacy Series: TK and Jonathan Quek

Father and son architect duo, T K and Jonathan Quek, on the importance of continuing family legacies

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Unlimited Engagement

Brick and mortar stores are connecting to retail consumers in new and exciting ways. For Orchard Turn Developments, which manages ION Orchard, this…

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A Singapore Olympian As An Everyman

Mr. Oon Jin Teik possesses the amazing qualities of an Olympian and the trusty traits of a fine gentleman – two qualities that more than qualify…

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Journeys For Change

A new travel platform that works with local guides allows travelers to interact closely with communities

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Lessons From The Unexpected

From adopting a contrarian view to seeking insights from football, Mr. Rene Tan proves that mentoring ideas can come from anything

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What Makes Joseph Build?

A young, hip generation of shoppers may be the focus of the extensive renovation work at Lot 10 in downtown KL, but its position as a beloved establishment…

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Interior Monologue

Identity is a brightly colored thread that runs through much of Mr. Sherman Ong’s works. In a series of new project, he explores how the struggle…

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From Personal to Virtual: Aun Koh and Su-Lyn Tan's New View…

Husband and wife Aun Koh and Su-Lyn Tan get up close and personal with health issues that busy individuals face today through Mount Elizabeth Hospitals'…

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From Naples, With Colors

Easy, personalized look that will make you stand out? A blazer is the answer

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The Consequence of Sound

Trinnov Audio CEO, Arnaud Laborie, on the evolution of audio technology, resulting in an unforgettable and lifelike sound experience

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What's In My Portfolio: Richard Hoon

Richard Hoon is the CEO of I-Search Worldwide, Chairman of the Centre for Fathering and Dads for Life, and an art collector

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Changing The World, One Conversation At A Time

1880's founder, Marc Nicholson, on the importance of keeping conversations alive

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Beauty Reborn

Crème Simon, a French beauty and wellness brand founded in 1860, is reborn in the little red dot, thanks to one enterprising Singaporean — Felicia…

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From Personal to Virtual: Richard Hoon's New View on Life and…

Richard Hoon gets up close and personal with health issues that face busy individuals today through Mount Elizabeth Hospitals' Cardio VR Experience

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Making Faces

Design maven Mr. Yang Derong and his all-star collaborators are putting a face – quite literally – on social commentary

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Preservation Power to the People

Prof. Ho Puay-Peng elaborates on why the single answer to the question, ‘What is the value of restoration’, is the people

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The Gift That Keeps Giving

When it opened its doors to the public in 2015, National Gallery Singapore was the perfect golden jubilee present to the people. Two short years…

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Architecture and CSR Going Hand in Hand

Architect Rita Soh expounds on the inevitability and importance of integrating social commitment to placemaking

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From Personal to Virtual: Andrea De Cruz's New View on Life…

Andrea De Cruz gets up close and personal with health issues that face busy individuals today through Mount Elizabeth Hospitals' VR Experience

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A Life On Stage With Goh Boon Teck

Goh Boon Teck, Chief Artistic Director of Toy Factory Productions, preserves and conserves Singapore's history and culture the best way he knows…

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Meat Expectations

In his desire to share his family’s legacy, Mr. Peter Zwiener ensures he has a hand in growing the family business he started with his father

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Do's & Don'ts At A Concert Hall With Chng Hak-Peng

Let Singapore Symphony Orchestra's CEO, Chng Hak-Peng, enlighten you on classical concert etiquette

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Seeking Perfection

Following The Prestigious Bespoke Tailors' win at the recent Singapore Retailers Association Ball & Retail Awards 2017, we caught up with Mr Thomas…

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Fashion's Darling Enabler

Zilingo was set up in 2015 with a few hundred merchants and a small band of dreamers. In just over two years, it represents over 5,000 mostly small…

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Fashion Show (And Tell)

The weeks of preparation, the giddy anticipation, and the countless dresses and accessories tossed aside in favor of yet another one – all that…

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Taking The Wheel

Before his appointment in May 2017 as Managing Director of BMW Group Asia, Mr. Paul de Courtois was Director General of BMW Group Poland for four…

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Remodeling the House that Champagne Built

For connoisseurs, Krug champagne needs no introduction. But to put a face to the brand, meet its President and CEO, Maggie Henriquez, who is responsible…

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What's In My Portfolio: Gani Atmadiredja

Gani Atmadiredja is the Managing Director of W. Atelier

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Better Way to Pay

Ooi Huey Tyng, Visa country manager for Singapore and Brunei, is responsible for country strategy, growth priorities, innovation and digital roadmap,…

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Make That Handshake Work

Making connections and forming relationships take more than happenstance

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Of Art and Commitment

Ching Chor Leng’s continuing guidance of her former student Ezzam Rahman has resulted in mutual respect, unstinting support, and an abiding friendship

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What's In My Portfolio: Darrell Ang

Darrell Ang is a conductor and the Artistic and Music Director of the Sichuan Orchestra

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Wine In Her Blood

Enter the world of Don Melchor's 2014 vintage with Chilean winemaker, Isabel Mitarakis Guilisasti

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The Test of Truthfulness in the Age of Sponsored Content

When it comes to delivering the message for their clients, how far will PR companies go?

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Brands That Stand Up for a Cause: Business Boon or Bane?

How involved in social issues do brands need to be? Is it better to keep a safe distance or get up close and personal?

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Brand Building in Digital Media: New Approach or Tried and Tested?

How does a brand stand out with the competition in such a saturated market? Is it better to take a new and novel approach or stick to more tried…

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The Necessary Bigness

Mark Lee, the managing director of Sing Lun Holdings, preaching the gospel of ‘Go big or go home’?

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Welcome to the New Age of PR - Now What?

We kick off the Round Table Discussion by figuring out the state the public relations industry is in and the notable changes each expert has encountered…

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Trust & Parry

Is the Post-Truth era seeing a stronger alliance between journalists and communications experts?