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Quirky US-French museum to offer night on Orient Express

Lifestyle Jul 27, 2017

Visitors to a quirky rail museum in France's Burgundy region, the brainchild of US entrepreneur Gregory Marshall, will have a new opportunity to spend a night on the legendary Orient Express.

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Dutch dust off 'painful' Nazi bunkers for tourism and healing

Lifestyle Jul 26, 2017

Once buried under heaps of sand and rubble, this network of bunkers and tunnels is a remnant of Hitler's "Atlantikwall", a coastal defence stretching 5,000km from northern Norway to southern France.

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On the street where you live

Lifestyle Jul 25, 2017

A historical Category II shophouse, located in Kimberley Street and nestled within the Unesco World Heritage Site of George Town, Penang, gets a new lease of life as a home away from home for Nibong Tebal businessman, Gooi Kok Wah.

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Queen of the hill

Lifestyle Jul 24, 2017

Suzanne Eyton’s artistic eyrie in an upscale enclave of Kuala Lumpur oozes character and chic.

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All things bright and beautiful

Lifestyle Jul 22, 2017

Amy Liang, founder of design studio CocoKacang, on her latest projects and what design means to her. 

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Designer platform — Stefano Conficconi, CEO and owner of Cierre

Lifestyle Jul 20, 2017

Cierre’s products — primarily armchairs, sectionals and sofas, followed by tables, beds and decorative items — are a convergence of Italian handicraft tradition and new technology.

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A thoroughly modern haveli

Lifestyle Jul 12, 2017

For eminent architect Professor Christopher Benninger and Ramprasad Akkisetti, curator and founder of the India House art gallery, home is where work-life balance can truly be found.

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At Ikea, Chinese shoppers make themselves at home

Lifestyle Jul 12, 2017

The Chinese have a peculiar penchant for making themselves at home in the Swedish retailer's air-conditioned showrooms, snoozing on beds, dozing on couches, and eating at dinner tables…

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Vienna historic centre added to UNESCO 'in danger' list

Lifestyle Jul 08, 2017

The historic centre of Vienna, with its grand Baroque castles, monuments and buildings, was added to the UNESCO list of sites in danger due to a high-rise project that the body says will undermine the area's value.

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Hunchback's dream: Returning Paris's Notre Dame to glory

Lifestyle Jul 07, 2017

Paris is sounding the alarm, seeking donations notably from US patrons to help pay for the work, pledging to match up to four million euros donated to a heritage fund.