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This week’s best stories: The Macallan Edition No. 4, Iceland’s new Blue Lagoon resort and more

It’s been a whirlwind week, to say the least. Last Sunday night concluded the World Cup, with France beating underdog Croatia 4-2. The world barely had time to recuperate from the football festivities, when political news blew up, with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s curious summit in Helsinki. It was also reported that Kim Jong Un felt jilted at this newfound union.

Without missing a beat, news channels were awash two days ago with videos of Thailand’s Wild Boar soccer team — victims of the Tham Luang cave saga that gripped the world — finally surfaced from the hospital, all smiles and fully recuperated.

Over in Singapore, the local Michelin Guide released its anticipated Bib Gourmand 2018 list, with 50 eateries ranking on the affordable dining compendium, 15 of which are new hawkers (more on that here).  It can’t compare to the international currents, but hey, food accolades are a mammoth deal in our quiet city, okay?

To give you some brevity from the tidal wave of reportage, we have curated a list of some of the best stories on Lifestyle Asia this week, from holidays to new whiskies and everything in between.

Drink

the macallan edition no. 4
The fourth instalment in The Macallan’s Edition series is now in Singapore.

In conjunction with the opening of its new distillery in Craigellachie, The Macallan has designed its Edition No. 4, which pays homage to the whisky house’s dedication to sherry casks.

Motors

goodwood festival of speed
The 1965 Porsche 911 Paul Smith was created in collaboration with the British fashion designer.

If you weren’t in West Sussex for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the world’s most prominent automobile festivals, then we’ve got you covered with some highlights here.

Travel

the retreat iceland
The Retreat Iceland is the place you want to be on your next holiday, for sure.

A visit to Iceland is not complete without a soak in its iconic Blue Lagoon, a hot spring with aquamarine thermal waters. Now, you don’t have to drive 30 mins from Reykjavik for a day trip there, because the site just opened its first luxury hotel, The Retreat. 

Culture

hassell
Hassell’s design blueprint is all around Singapore.

Atlas Bar, The Great Room, Luke’s Oyster Bar, The Regent’s Tea — these familiar names are all brainchildren of a prolific local interior design firm, Hassell. Read everything we learned about the duo over tea, and how they changed the face of Singapore’s interior design scene.

#lifestyleasiasg’s Instagram of the Week

@ooresorts has just announced its first property in Malaysia. Called One&Only Desaru Coast, the 128-acre beachfront development will include 42 suites, 2 luxury suites, an exclusive 4-bedroom villa, as well as 50 One&Only private homes for purchase.

Follow us @LifestyleAsiaSG on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for a live feed on the most happening restaurant openings, fashion previews, and cocktail parties in Singapore.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.