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X marks the spot
SINGAPORE (Sept 10):  You may have already seen BMW’s X5 as it is one of the most popular sport-utility vehicles on our roads. You may have also seen and heard of its big brother, the X6, and smaller siblings, the X3 and X4. And, yes, the family extends to the smallest SUV in the range — the X1. So, I guess it comes as no surprise that an X2 has now been launched to make up the full ...
Pearls of illumination
SINGAPORE (Sept 10): In the words of Danish artist and ceramist Michael Geertsen, the charming irregularities of bone china have much in common with the beauty marks found on natural leather hides. It is these very marks that emphasise the personality of the material, he says, ensuring that no two lamps created with it are ever alike. Known for his contemporary sculptural ceramics, Geertsen ...
The future is now
SINGAPORE (Sept 3): The buzzword these days is “electric vehicles”. From mass market to luxury brands, everyone is talking about the future of mobility and introducing electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. However, BMW is a pioneer in the industry and has been ever since it introduced the BMW i division in 2011. Since then, the company has successfully turned electric ...
The future is now
SINGAPORE (Sept 3): The buzzword these days is “electric vehicles”. From mass market to luxury brands, everyone is talking about the future of mobility and introducing electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. However, BMW is a pioneer in the industry and has been ever since it introduced the BMW i division in 2011. Since then, the company has successfully turned electric ...
Shattuck-St. Mary's School: A prestigious American boarding school now in Johor
(Aug 27): Parents today demand quality education for their children. This has given rise to the establishment of numerous premier private schools in Malaysia. Those looking for world-class American education will be pleased to welcome the prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, which officially opened the doors of its campus in Forest City, Johor, on Aug 26, 2018. Hailing from Faribault in ...
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SINGAPORE (Aug 13): For more than 40 years, Lema has been producing chairs that combine manufacturing expertise with Italian design excellence. This family-owned business was the first to collaborate with architects and designers to produce chairs that focus on technological efficiency and fine craftsmanship. This week’s focus is on the armchair. There is nothing like a comfortable ...
Hall of change
SINGAPORE (Aug 13): On the evening of April 26, Prof Ilian Mihov took the stage to speak about the under-representation of women in technology and entrepreneurship. “Please stop me if I talk for too long,” joked the dean and Rausing Chaired Professor of Economics at graduate business school INSEAD Singapore. “Don’t worry, I have no trouble keeping men quiet,” Sandi Toksvig said, ...
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SINGAPORE (Aug 13): For more than 40 years, Lema has been producing chairs that combine manufacturing expertise with Italian design excellence. This family-owned business was the fi rst to collaborate with architects and designers to produce chairs that focus on technological efficiency and fine craftsmanship. This week’s focus is on the armchair. There is nothing like a comfortable armchair to ...
Driving sustainability
SINGAPORE (July 30): Being more environmentally friendly does not mean you have to make compromises in your lifestyle. I discovered this when I took the BMW i3 for a three-day test drive in Singapore. The car is highly energy-efficient and can run purely on an electric battery. It is also an everyday car that is perfectly suited to an urban environment – and ferrying a family around. With ...
Everyday elegance
SINGAPORE (July 30): After staging its comeback to the Girard-Perregaux collections in 2016, the iconic Laureato continues to expand its horizons this year with an enriched range of chronographs entirely clad in steel or pink gold. The exceptionally versatile collection was unveiled at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2018, and is set to make an appearance at the upcoming pop-up ...