Author Archives: Bernard Baskin

RONIN

RONIN

Canadian-born Matt Abergel has had Hong Kong’s foodies in a frenzy since launching Yardbird two years ago. They found success and critical acclaim with brilliantly simple chicken-only yakitori with a twist, in their stark, loud, sceney, Brooklyn-esque venue on Bridges street, which instantly became the hottest table in town. Now…

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Artisan Boatworks

Artisan Boatworks

I grew up in a boating family. Every July I was sent on a week-long sailing course in the Swedish archipelago. Swedes are a hardy, sea faring people and I remember one particular “summer” when I was tossed into 11 degree waters for a routine swimming test. Besides me, none…

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Father’s Day 2013

Father’s Day 2013

Father’s Day is nearly upon us, and we’ve scoured the globe to track down fabulous gifts from unique retailers to spoil your Pops with. Read on for our top picks. Amouage For discerning debonair Dads who like to smell their best, a bottle from the renowned Omani perfume house Amouage…

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Like That One

Like That One

Like many expats on this tiny island, I’m a bit sheepish about admitting that even though you can cross Singapore east to west in an hour, there are several neighbourhoods I’ve never set foot in – Bukit Batok in the west being one of them. However, in recent weeks I’ve…

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Frock-ing good shopping at Willow & Huxley

Frock-ing good shopping at Willow & Huxley

Located in the heart of Chinatown, Willow & Huxley is a veritable candy store for grown-up gals, boasting racks full of carefully curated pieces that will take you from boardroom to bar in a flash. Tucked away at the far end of Amoy Street, this beautifully renovated shop is a…

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