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This week’s best stories: New bars & restaurants, Macallan’s Edition No. 4, the history of hutongs, and more

With the start of a new month, a new question befuddles us: is Mercury still in retrograde, or have the stars aligned to be good to us now? While we are still in disbelief that it’s almost halfway through the second half of 2018, we’re excited for a month that has more public holidays.

How have you been keeping to your earlier New Year’s resolutions? Do you even remember them? We hope that some of our best stories this week will help you get back into them, especially with our selection of stylish sports shoes perfect for CrossFit. Maybe your resolution is to try out new things. For that, we have a selection of new bars and restaurants to fit any picky date. Get all that and more in this week’s edition of our best stories.


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Staying healthy has officially become a way of life. So is the trend of wearing your workout gears as your daily outfit. If you’re into CrossFit, then you’re in luck. We have five of the latest and most stylish sports shoes that are perfect for your workout of the day.


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Whoever said that only women could wear fine jewellery? While it is true that most jewellery is designed for women, men too can have their fair share of designer jewellery pieces. Not sure where to start? Let Marissa Meer from Habib lead you the right way, starting with Stephen Webster’s fine men’s jewellery.


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We know — you’ve already exhausted the number of new restaurants and cafes to check out in the past month. Thank goodness it’s the start of August, which necessitates a new list of restaurants to check out. This time around, we’ve also thrown in a few new bars to have a tipple at too.


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What better to add to your collection of whiskies at home than a limited edition one? The Macallan recently launched the Edition No. 4 in Singapore, and we were there to have the first taste of it. Unlike the first three of the Edition series from The Macallan, the fourth one focuses on the different types of wooden barrels and how it affects the overall weighty structure of the whisky. Here’s what we thought about it.


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They say that Paris is always a good idea. We agree, but sometimes we enjoy walking the beaten path too. We know that there’s more to France than just the city of Paris, which is why we’ll be showing you some other cities in France worth visiting. You’ll get to see natural beauty, a historical side, and also dine on the original French classics. We say: oui.


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How much do you know about hutongs? No, not the one in Lot 10 — we’re talking about the actual vernacular housing in ancient China. In this article, we delve into the history behind the hutongs and how China is struggling to preserve its heritage and architecture.

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Are you a fan of the Daisy fragrance series from Marc Jacobs? If you already have all of them, then it’s time to add a new one to the collection: the Marc Jacobs Daisy Love. Designed for the bolder and more daring Daisy sister, Daisy Love smells of cloudberries, creamy daisy tree petals, and a warm blend of cashmere musks.

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This week’s best stories: New bars & restaurants, Macallan’s Edition No. 4, the history of hutongs, and more

PohNee Chin

Editor, Kuala Lumpur

Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.


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