Sylvia’s Corner

PMQ; Hong Kong’s New Design Hub

PMQ; Hong Kong’s New Design Hub

Text & Photos by Sylvia Le Dung I took a stroll through PMQ in Aberdeen Street, Central over the weekend. Opened since April, PMQ is the city’s new design hub and home to more than 130 design studios and shops. Tenants include fashion designer Vivienne Tam and lifestyle brand G.O.D.; as well as up and coming local art and design(…)

Gallery: J Plus Hotel By YOO Relaunch Party

Gallery: J Plus Hotel By YOO Relaunch Party

J Plus Hotel By YOO unveils new look Photos by Sylvia Le Dung Hong Kong’s J Plus Hotel by Yoo hosted a grand relaunch celebration on May 22, when it unveiled its contemporary new look following a HK $10 million refurbishment. Celebrating the iconic boutique hotel’s 10th anniversary, the new design reveals a fresh “street art” twist to the(…)

On The Road: Peranakan Museum

On The Road: Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum: Exploring the unique Peranakan culture in Southeast Asia Text & Photography by Sylvia Le Dung The Peranakan Museum in Singapore features one of the finest collections of Peranakan objects in the world. Housed in the Old Tao Nan School building at Armenian Street, the museum officially opened on April 25, 2008. The impressive 3-story museum(…)

Gallery: Jack Wills Secret Garden Party in Hong Kong

Gallery: Jack Wills Secret Garden Party in Hong Kong

Jack Wills Summer Collection 2014 Jack Wills, the ‘Fabulously British’ clothing and lifestyle brand from Salcombe, Devon, unveiled its Summer Collection 2014 in Hong Kong yesterday. The stylish new range features a unique mixture of floral and pastel prints and sun-kissed denim, creating the ultimate summer palette for your wardrobe. The collection is now available at all three(…)

Gallery: Searching Journeys by Daido Moriyama

Gallery: Searching Journeys by Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama: Searching Journeys, Simon Lee Gallery “Searching Journeys” is a survey exhibition showcasing the beginnings and later development of Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama. The exhibition encompasses a rich array of Moriyama’s iconic high contrast, black and white photographs. Moriyama was in Hong Kong last week for the opening reception held at Simon Lee Gallery. Daido Moriyama has had over 100(…)

Gallery: Fairmont Singapore

Gallery: Fairmont Singapore

Fairmont Singapore is a five star business hotel conveniently located in Singapore’s central business districts and only a 20-minute drive away from the Changi Airport. It offers guests a wide array of luxury options including 15 restaurants and bars, a swimming pool and a spa. Worth noting are the award-winning Willow Stream Spa, which is(…)

Gallery: Porsche Design P9982 Official Launch Party

Gallery: Porsche Design P9982 Official Launch Party

Porsche Design and BlackBerry® officially launched the elite, all-touch Porsche Design P’9982 Smartphone from BlackBerry® at Porsche Design Hong Kong’s flagship store in Central. The P’9982 features a satin finished frame forged from the finest quality stainless steel, complemented by a hand-wrapped genuine Italian leather back door. The new luxury smartphone also features a customized version of BlackBerry(…)

Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection

Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection

“Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection” presents a preview of Hong Kong’s newest multidisciplinary museum for visual culture. The future M+ building will provide over 60,000 square-meter of exhibition space in a prominent site set in the West Kowloon Cultural District overlooking Victoria Harbour.