Park Royal

Advocates of the “Green City” concept, the creative team at WOHA developed a hotel design with a surreal appearance. PARKROYAL on Pickering is a highly modern architecture project in Singapore, combining concrete organic shapes with simple rectangular volumes and incredible sky-gardens. Greenery flourishes at every level.


Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography at ArtScience Museum Singapore


Flux Realities : 22 August to 2 november 2014

Showcasing the works of both well-established as well
as emerging chinese photographers, Flux Realities questions the role of memory. through a diverse collection of photographic art works, seven contemporary chinese artists spark a dialogue about the nature of remembering. they excavate memories buried beneath skyscrapers and factories, examine the torn fabric of tradition, and contemplate the meaning of remembrance. Over 60 photographs on display highlight the individualistic artistic approach and personal experience of china’s recent modernisation process.

Photographers : Zhang Dali, Yang Yongliang, Wang Ningde, Wang Qingsong

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Eastern & Oriental Express : The ultimate way to explore hidden Southeast Asia-aboard its most elegant train.

The Eastern & Oriental Express carries passengers in luxury between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The train travels through dense rainforests and towering mountains past golden temples; rubber plantations and fields of frangiapani, tapioca, sunflowers and mango orchards; and remote towns and villages. It has been awarded a place on the World’s Top 25 Trains list by The Society of International Railway Travelers for its exceptional beauty, service, dining and off-train experiences.






“The Last Of Me” – App Lets You Design The Memories You Leave Behind After You Die


“There are many things we want to say to the people we love. But more often than not, we don’t say them because we don’t want to, because we don’t know how to, and sometimes, we never get to because it’s just too late.”

Based on this premise, Singaporean design graduate Corina Tan came up with an app that allows you to plan in advance your last words and the memories you want your loved ones to remember you by.

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MAISON&OBJET ASIA 2014 : Kenneth Cobonpue DESIGNER OF THE Year

MAISON ET OBJET ASIA, singapore 10 – 13 march 2014


Kenneth Cobonpue is a multi-awarded  furniture designer and manufacturer from Cebu, Philippines. He graduated in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in New York with highest honors and subsequently worked in Italy and Germany. Integrating locally sourced materials with innovative handmade production procceses, Cobonpue’s brand is known around the world for its unique designs and roster of clientele that include Hollywood celebrities like Brad Pitt and members of royalty.

 Kenneth reveals new work each year in design shows from Paris to New York. He also speaks regularly about Southeast Asian design all over the world. In 2007, TIME magazine called him “rattans first virtuoso”.
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He uses natural materials and combines traditional know-how with sophisticated modern technology.

Solar power operated supertrees, Singapore

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As CNN reported on the supertrees, “It’s pretty innovative stuff. The structures mimic the ecological functions of real trees through their environmentally sustainable features. Some have photovoltaic cells on their canopies to harvest solar energy to light up at night, others are integrated with cooled conservatories and serve as air exhaust receptacles.”

Centro Roberto Garza Sada de Arte Arquitectura y Diseño by Tadao Ando

This bulky concrete school of art, design and architecture was completed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando at the University of Monterrey in Mexico and is one of over 300 projects being showcased this week for the World Architecture Festival in Singapore

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