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‘Thai cuisine is not just street food’: with 9 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 entries for Bangkok – matched by Singapore – top chef celebrates

Thai cuisine is not just street food – this is the message coming from the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 list, with 9 entries for Bangkok and another 9 for Singapore. This year, an impressive list of top-tier chefs from Thailand, Singapore and elsewhere in Asia have been announced as entries for the prestigious culinary […]
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Battle of the batons: Singapore Symphony Orchestra associate conductor wins 2nd Hong Kong International Conducting Competition

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has reason to celebrate after its Associate Conductor, Quek Ling Kiong, won the 2nd Hong Kong International Conducting Competition. The competition, held in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on Sunday, saw a total of 11 finalists from eight countries compete for the top prize. After a series of rounds, Quek […]
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Bali motorbike ban infuriates foreign tourists – ‘If the scooters are banned I will not be coming back’

Foreign tourists visiting the Indonesian island of Bali have been left infuriated after the government announced a ban on motorbikes. The move, which will come into effect in March 2020, is intended to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and road accidents on the popular holiday destination, but has caused outrage among tourists who rely on […]
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How designers in Singapore are applying their skills to solve pressing problems, from tackling the waste crisis to serving marginalised communities

As Singapore continues to develop, its citizens are facing a range of complex problems from the waste crisis to serving marginalised communities. Fortunately, a group of innovative designers in the city-state are coming up with creative solutions that are not only tackling these pressing issues, but also improving quality of life and creating more sustainable […]
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Pi Li, head of art at Tai Kwun in Hong Kong, on studying fine arts in Beijing, taking a film to the Cannes festival, and becoming ‘a Hongkonger’

As head of art at Tai Kwun in Hong Kong, Pi Li is responsible for overseeing all art-related activities in the heritage site, ranging from exhibitions to educational programmes. But it was his own creative journey that led him to where he is today. A native of Shenzhen, Li studied fine arts in Beijing before […]
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Four-hands dinners and pop-ups are back on restaurant menus across Hong Kong, as chefs reconnect and share their passions

As the restaurant industry in Hong Kong slowly begins to recover from the impacts of the pandemic, chefs have been coming together to share their passions through unique culinary collaborations. Four-hands dinners and pop-ups are popping up on menus across the city, allowing chefs to reconnect and showcase their creativity. Four-hands dinners, where two chefs […]
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Education and health workers stage strikes in NI

In Northern Ireland, thousands of health and education workers have taken part in a series of strikes in protest against low wages and poor working conditions. The strikes, which began on Monday, have been organised by trade unions Unison, Unite and GMB, who are calling for an end to the wage freeze that has been […]
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