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Retro revival and a farewell note

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IT'S goodbye for now as we bring you the final issue of Weekend Magazine in tomorrow's issue of The Business Times.

From July 31, it will no longer be published as a standalone magazine but be replaced with a new section within the main paper as part of an overall strategy to refresh and revamp BT's lifestyle product - both in print and online.

New plans will be unveiled as we go along, but rest assured that as long as there are weekends, we will be here to make it a good one.

Meanwhile, our last issue takes a look at the renewed interest in all things classic and nostalgic. First off is a retro revival as interest in vintage fashion gets a reboot, with more stores in Singapore and sustainability becoming a buzzword in these woke times.

And with the growing demand for vintage watches, luxury watch brands have taken note and are rolling out brand new classics to celebrate their heritage.

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On the dining front, we look at that staple of Korean cuisine - kimchi, the much loved condiment with a history that dates back centuries - that is becoming a fast favourite for Korean drama-obsessed Singaporeans. So much so that more homegrown businesses are popping up to cater to this new craze.

The vintage look is also present in home design, and we take a peek at a 60-year-old walk-up apartment that has been remodelled to look like a black and white colonial home, with a touch of Peranakan.

And for those pining to travel, we speak to James Liang, co-founder of the Trip.com group, who offers advice and his assessment of the travel industry now.

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