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WITH Hong Kong maintaining its stronghold as the number one importer of Swiss luxury watches, it was unsurprising to see many brands pulling out all stops to make sure they left an impression with...

THERE was a time when luxury watches were something for men only, with watchmakers paying more attention to male timepieces than they did for females'. All that has changed in recent years as...

WHEN you've got brand heritage behind you, there is little reason to reinvent the wheel just for the sake of doing it. Which is why some maisons didn't exactly pull out the big guns (yet)...

ARCHITECT/DESIGNER Lyndon Neri recalls attending a church when he was a child in Cebu. "The men would go up the staircase on the right, and the women on the left," he says. "For the...

IT'S hard to miss the smell of wok-fried Hokkien prawn noodles and barbecued sting-ray wafting over from Chomp Chomp Food Centre when you're strolling through Serangoon Gardens. The quiet...

WITH queues snaking through the car park and onto Republic Boulevard, the Club 21 Bazaar at Pit Building has once again attracted hoards of bargain hunters scouring for a good deal. The preview might...

CHRISTIAN Courtin-Clarins is not a fan of air-conditioning. Casually clad in a button-down shirt sans blazer and tie, the owner of Clarins and president of the Clarins supervisory board gripes about...

A VISIT to Hajar Ali's home is much like stepping into a curio shop. There are plenty of quirky items, from kilims to exotic looking sculptures, antique lamps, elaborate headdress, even to a...

WITH the World Health Organization warning that Ebola is still spreading "exponentially" in the hardest hit countries of West Africa, Britain on Thursday indicated it would sharply increase...

ML could very well stand for "much-MaLigned" because the first impressions of the original mid-sized SUV from Mercedes-Benz have lingered for some despite extensive improvements to...

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