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A date with nostalgia: 24 hours at Eastern & Oriental

Having seen the two World Wars, Eastern & Oriental Penang, previously known as “The Premier Hotel East of Suez”, stood strong against the test of time, boasting a long line of satisfied patrons;

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Making flights pleasant: Changi Airport’s new terminal

Flights can be daunting for some- long queues, stringent checks; not quite something one would look forward to when traveling. Making flights pleasant has always been the aim of Singapore’s Changi Airport, and also the reason why it has won many accolades and awards. The new Terminal 4 is a testament to that strong dedication.…

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Checking in: The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

From the faint musky scent in the corridors to the strong use of marble on floors, The Majestic Hotel is a classic, an ode to the glorious days of the 1930s. Even with the new Tower Wing on the west side of the establishment, the hotel still holds true to its original character of being…

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What makes a good office?

Closed up, grid offices are a thing of the past, open offices with exciting breakout spaces are the next big thing. With companies now pouring a large portion of their business development budget into office design, it is obvious that culture-oriented company, Facebook, is leading the pack with its 8 storey office, taking up a…

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Watch: TOKYO PEN PIXEL, MUJI’s latest installation using 37,968 color pens

    Source: MUJIglobal | TOKYO PEN PIXEL

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How the new National Gallery of Singapore satisfies our need for #luxe architecture

When the City Hall was due to be demolished to make way for an arts museum, there were a lot of excitement and speculation as to how beautiful the new building was going to be. The project particularly had a large volume of reconstruction work using materials that can co-exist with the existing features. Therefore,…

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Changing the urban fabric, one mall at a time

Looking from the train station’s platform, it is quite interesting to see how two malls have been designed to be beside each other. With the gentle play of lights from the H&M pavilion, to the well-planted greens, it is not just stacks of concrete boxes. The two facades of the malls seem to almost converge…

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New building for the design students at Singapore Polytechnic

Designed by RSP Architects Planners & Engineers’, the new Design School at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is set to officially open in mid-September. Entering by the T2 block, one would be led in by a long pathway with the new food court, foodnode, on the left and a generous gallery space to the right that stretches throughout…

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