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What's In My Portfolio: Gaurav Kripalani

Mr. Gaurav Kripalani is the current Festival Director of the Singapore International Festival of the Arts (SIFA)

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The Theory Of Everything

Through a year-long collaboration with hotels under The House Collective group, Swiss artist Katja Loher demonstrates the interconnectedness of philosophy,…

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Roy Teo: King Of The Castle

To Mr. Roy Teo, founder of The Mill group of design companies, his newly remade headquarters represents his architectural passions and creative aspirations

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What's In My Portfolio: Jimmy Ong

Mr. Jimmy Ong is a Singaporean visual artist based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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In Her Shoes

Ms. Nita Chauhan of Vincitore shares how she stepped in the right direction to find success in the finicky world of the footwear industry

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Design Thinking

Wisdom, humility and a whole lot of gratitude — these themes become apparent as Xtra managing director Lim Choon Hong reflects on the premium design…

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Calling The Story Back To Life

Award-winning film director Mr. Tran Anh Hung talks about the resurrection of the script

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A Case Of Double Vision

Inchcape Singapore Managing Director Jasmmine Wong has her eyes set on the future of the automotive industry, but it doesn’t mean she has lost…

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Tze Char Steps Up

Mr. Alexander Pang, second-generation chef and CEO of beloved tze char institution, New Ubin Seafood, is responsible for taking it to the next level…

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Destination: Luxury

For Mr. Scot Toon, Managing Director for Asia of The Pavilions Hotels and Resorts, the secret to a truly luxurious travel experience is allowing…

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This Mobile App Could Save Your Vision

Dr. Claudine Pang, ophthalmologist and founder of Asia Retina Eye Surgery Centre, has created a free app for testing eye health

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Who Buys McLaren Racecars?

Mr. George Biggs, managing director of McLaren Automotive Asia Pacific talks about creating a range of products for autophiles

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Capturing The Market

The evolution of Leica’s retail lifestyle experience through the lens of Mr. Sunil Kaul, Managing Director of Leica Camera Asia Pacific

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Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Mr. Dhiren Doshi, the first Singaporean to summit the notoriously challenging Dhaulagiri (the seventh highest mountain in the world), shares his…

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What's In A Smile?

Guestimates vary on the number of muscles required to smile – 43, 17, 26 – but Dr. Ernest Rex Tan knows that a genuine smile comes from a deeper…

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The Tastemaker

Mr. Manoj M Murjani, CEO of Group MMM, is on a mission to let the world know about Singapore even more, one F&B brand at a time

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What's In My Portfolio: Isabelle Miaja

Ms. Isabelle Miaja is an award-winning interior designer and the owner of Miaja Gallery and Miaja Art Collections

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The Cold Standard

Keeping a standard temperature in wine shipping, storage and delivery drives Taste of Tradition’s foremost advantages

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That One Particular Star

Ms. Leny Suparman tells a detailed and absorbing story of KOP Limited, and how it is developing into a fascinating constellation

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What's In My Portfolio: Edmund Wee

Mr. Edmund Wee is the founder and publisher of Epigram Books

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Reaping Rich Rewards

A family that bonds over their love for whisky, the Anwars have derived much joy from their Cask of Distinction

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The Art Angel

Art collector Mr. Ryan Su puts together a headlining exhibition featuring works by Charlie’s Angels star Ms. Lucy Liu to kickstart the Singapore…

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What’s In My Portfolio: Diana Ser

To celebrate the Lunar New Year ‘Year of the Dog’ this year, Ms. Ser invited her followers to a dog farm for an immersive ‘only Mandarin’…

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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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Kick Sarcoma!

A cancer survivor and medical practitioner is leading a charity foundation that spreads sarcoma awareness, spearheads research, and lends support…

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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…

Women's Prerogative

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

You Are How You Live

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