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Redecorating the home. Eames lounge chair and ottoman.

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Beautifying the home. Guggenheim vases.

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Works of art at two Michelin-starred Saint Pierre. Chef-owner Emmanuel Stroobant says “bookings have exceeded our expectations”.

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Businessman and investor Benjamin Goh has more time to spend on his favourite sport – karting. He used to travel to Italy, but can now be found at least once a week at KF1 Karting Circuit in Kranji, compared to once a month before.

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Zen Onion soup (above) and Zen PetitFruits. Tristin Farmer of Zen is pleased with the “positive” business that the two-starred restaurant has enjoyed since phase 2, comprising “regulars, repeat visitors and new faces”.

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Zen Onion soup and Zen PetitFruits (above). Tristin Farmer of Zen is pleased with the “positive” business that the two-starred restaurant has enjoyed since phase 2, comprising “regulars, repeat visitors and new faces”.

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Julien Royer of Odette says guests are now 100 per cent local. “Not being able to travel encourages us to look inward and rediscover what we have here”.

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Caratell's Above the Clouds jewellery by Michael Koh. With the cancellation of major jewellery shows, jewellery lovers are turning to their favourite local designers.

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Maar Collection by Maison Tjoeng. With the cancellation of major jewellery shows, jewellery lovers are turning to their favourite local designers.

Spending in a pandemic

More well-heeled Singaporeans confined in town provide a welcome boost for local businesses.
Jul 31, 2020 5:50 AM

IN another life, businessman and investor Benjamin Goh's calendar was much like that of his fellow globetrotters - jetting around Asia once a month for work, and at least four times a year to Europe and beyond for both work and play. His passions are food, wine, culture, watches, cars - and his

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