Have you noticed something different on our site? Yes, we’ve recently revamped the entire Lifestyle Asia website with a new direction and a fresh look. Find some time to check out your favourite beats from dining to destinations, and trendspotting to style galleries. 

This week is also the perfect week to catch up with some cinema time as the highly anticipated movie, J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald is finally out. But if you decide to stay in this week, especially with the long weekend coming up, find time to appreciate some good wines or even try out baking. For now, sit back and relax as we share with you this week’s best stories.

Dining

While many thought that poke bowls are from Japan because of its raw seafood, but in fact, the name poké is from the Hawaiian language which means ‘chunk’. This latest food trend is high in protein and rich in nutrients, making it one of the most go-to meals for those following a strict dietary plan. Here are 5 places you can go to enjoy them.

Culture

We may say it quite often but the 2018 Sulwha Cultural Exhibition is really unlike any others. This is an annual exhibition by Sulwhasoo to promote the beauty of Korea by revisiting the aesthetic value of the Korean culture in a modern context. Every year is a different concept, and this time they are focusing on the traditional Korean gold leaf craft. They’ve turned the ground floor of the Amorepacific headquarters in Seoul, Korea into an amusement park which also helps educate the public on the traditional gold leaf print. More information here.

Gear

Traffic jams and accidents are sadly, a regular occurrence in Malaysia. But with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 200’s new Intelligent Drive system everything will be a breeze. Safety measures like the ‘Active Blind Spot’ and ‘Distance Pilot Distronic’ are just some of many installed into this new system and that’s not all. Read more about it here.

Travel

Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing

We finally have a date. Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing is finally going to open its doors in early 2019 after several postponements. Located in the Wangfujing district, this is the first Mandarin Oriental property in the historic city of Beijing. We don’t want to spoil any more, you can find more details here.

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Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.