Jun 28th 2019

Hot Destination

Open up your mind, and gain new inspirations and travel ideas.

City of Style : Milan
The fashion capital is home to various lifestyles. Try Italian wine and fusion food. Shop from top brands at a world-class shopping mall. Milan will inspire you in so many ways.

Milan, one of the biggest fashion capitals in the world, attracts a lot of shoppers from all walks of life. Major labels have stores all across the city, with the most famous brands taking up address at Via Montenapoleone. A must-visit for shoppers is la Rinascente near the Duomo, as well as Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the forefather of all shopping malls. 

But there’s more to Milan than shopping. Go see Leonardo da Vinci’s famed painting, The Last Supper (you would have to book a ticket way in advance), or get new inspiration at 10 Corso Como, a temple to style where youcan check out fashion products, design books and magazines, and modern artworks.


Just around the corner is the imposing Porta Garibaldi, and further down is Eataly, a famous food hall and gourmet shop, where you can indulge in freshly made pizza, Parma ham or succulent oysters.

Come to this stunning department store and find everything you’re looking for. You can enjoy more than a thousand brands on offer, beautiful decorations, and great services and amenities, including tourist tax refunds, cafes and restaurants with a view of the Duomo, as well as a Food Hall that’s opens until midnight. More importantly, it’s open on Sunday while other shops are closed.

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Italian Masterpieces : Rome
Experience authentic Italian lifestyle, indulge in delicious cuisine, immerse in world-class culture and shop for exclusive items. Rome has many wonderful things waiting for you.                 

There are many historical landmarks and attractions in Rome, including the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon. In between these destinations, you have designer shops lining major roads like Via Condotti and Via del Corso.

Perched on top of the Spanish Steps is the Trinità dei Monti church, a Roman Catholic structure built by the French in the Gothic style during the 18th century. The church offers views of vibrant Piazza di Spagna below as well as distant views of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Piazza di Spagna on the corner of Via Condotti is where Caffe Greco coffee shop is located. The historic cafe is almost 300 years old and is known for its baked treats. From there, walk to the newly renovated Trevi Fountain, which is still worth a visit despite the crowd. The Pantheon is a short stroll away, as well as the Piazza del Popolo, which has a church that houses a Caravaggio painting.


Walk along the east side of the Tiber River to see the famous Seven Hills of ancient Rome. While you’re here, just wander down the Tiber to Trastevere, where you can enjoy beautiful architecture, as well as a number of quaint restaurants and bars. You can also take a local taxi if you’re not a big fan of walking.

Rome is also home to famous art gallery, Galleria Borghese, and Sant' Eustachio Il Caffè, a famous cafe near the Pantheon.

While visiting Rome, don’t forget to stop by la Rinascente, a beautiful department store that features stunning conceptual displays and high-end products from around the world. Located within walking distance from Rome’s top destinations, la Rinascente is where you’ll find exclusive items from various designer brands.

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Art and the City : Copenhagen
Design and art lover will love this city, which is home to many great designs. Enjoy shopping on the longest shopping street in the world and explore a shopping mall which offers the best of everything. Come and discover the charms of Copenhagen.

This Danish capital may not be as busy as other major cities, but it’s still worth exploring. You can start your tour with a visit to Tivoli Gardens, a beautiful 19th-century theme park. From there, make your way to Strøget, one of Europe's longest pedestrian streets, which will then lead you to Nyhavn, a 17th-century waterfront where you can go for a canal tour and see the famous Little Mermaid statue as well as other famous architectural sites. 

Some of Copenhagen’s beautiful buildings include the Amalienborg, the winter residence of the Danish royal family; the Tycho Brahe Planetarium designed by popular Danish architectural group MAA Knud Munk; and the Black Diamond, a building made with shiny, black facets mirroring the sea.


During the summer, you can add the Havnebadet or the Harbour Baths, a system of recreational bathing facilities, to your list of places to visit. It’s the perfect place to cool down on a hot summer day while taking in sights of the city’s old buildings. If you enjoy landscaped gardens, there’s the Botanisk Have (Botanical Gardens), where you can immerse yourself in lush greenery and boldly colored flowers. You can also take the subway outside the city to Kronborg Castle, the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet.   

Retail establishment ILLUM is located on one of the world’s longest shopping streets, but it is also a destination in its own right. Here, you can get everything you want and need, from super brands to local labels, from fashion items to Scandinavian-inspired home décor, furniture and textiles. Scandinavian-style tableware is a big part of the merchandise selection, including renowned brand Royal Copenhagen. The department store also has a bakery, which offers great-tasting products that you can enjoy yourself or buy as souvenirs.


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Old VS New : Tokyo
A city loved by many, Tokyo is where the past goes hand in hand with the future. Try authentic Japanese food and enjoy many other things that Tokyo has to offer.

There’s always something new to discover in Tokyo. Travel back in time at Shibamata where you will feel like you’re in the 1960s. This is a relatively unvisited place that even locals might not know about. Here you can see depictions of famous Japanese movie character, Tora-san, as well as old-style shops selling vintage items. There’s also an ancient Mahayana temple made of beautiful carved wood.

Come to Ginza for some major shopping therapy. This upscale area has more shops than before, with the luxurious mall Ginza Six being one of the more recent additions. The top floor of the mall houses a Tsutaya bookstore, possibly the most impressive and best-stocked branch in the city.


Akasaka and Roppongi remain top attractions, especially if you’re into contemporary art. Cool galleries and museums abound in these neighborhoods, including 21 Design Site and Mori Art Museum.

Rest your head at one of the Felice and Relief hotels in Tokyo, which offers conveniences to suit modern travelers’ needs at affordable prices. There are three hotels from this chain in Tokyo, including Hotel Relief Premium Haneda, Hotel Relief Premium Haneda Airport, and Hotel Felice Akasaka Tokyo. You can also check out Hotel Stork, which has establishments in famous destinations across Japan.

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Tropical Paradise : Patong Beach
Bright sun, blue sky and beautiful sea, Patong is indeed paradise on earth. Enrich your experience by checking out the latest shopping mall which offers the best of everything.

Phuket locals and visitors can now enjoy a new lifestyle venue at one of Thailand’s popular destinations. The newly opened, centrally located Central Patong is a massive retail and entertainment space spanning 35,000 square meters space across five floors. The mall’s unique exterior features a large LED panel that’s designed to showcase contemporary images that blend with Phuket’s natural greenery.

World-class food store Central Food Hall is a paradise for food lovers. Check out Eat Over Counter, a deli bar offering fresh seafood from around the world, including Canadian lobsters, Gillardeau oysters and Italian caviar, and comfort-food favorites such as rotisserie chicken and crispy skin porchetta. At Grill Bar, you can enjoy imported meats cooked to perfection, fresh homemade pasta, and over 300 cheeses to pair with your favorite dishes and drinks.


Beauty Galerie and LUXE Galerie, as well as the Fashion Jewellery, Watches, and Sunglasses departments offer the biggest selection of world-class brands in Patong. LUXE Galerie is designed with modern elegance in mind concept, bringing together high-end brands under one roof. Famous cafes like After You and Mozza are also in Phuket for the first time, thanks to Central Patong, along with many other well-known eateries like Marjex Bar, Pancake Corner, The Shack, and Twin Palms.

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Maharaja Dream : Jaipur
A city of Maharajah, Jaipur is home to architectural and cultural heritage which invites you to discover and experience them. Many visitors fall in love with Jaipur and want to go back again and again.

Jaipur is the Indian city of your dreams, with its bright colors, vibrant market scene and luxurious accommodations, including Shiv Vilas Palace, Taj Rambagh Palace and Taj Jai Mahal Palace. Spend a day at the City Palace to see the Peacock Gate, the Sukh Niwas or Hall of Rest, and the Chandra Mahal, one of the compound’s oldest buildings.


Other iconic destinations include Hawa Mahal, which offers great views of the city; the Jantar Mantar monument, which features a collection of 19 astronomical instruments; and Amber Fort, one of the Jaipur’s most interesting tourist attractions. Getting to the fort may be challenging, however, whether you’re riding an elephant or a jeep. But the journey is worth it for the Sheesh Mahal, or Palace of Mirrors, alone. If you have a chance to visit at night, you will see the entire palace glow with just one candle or lamplight.

Feel like a maharajah when in Jaipur by dining at the swanky Swapna Mahal in The Raj Palace or at fine-dining restaurant Once Upon A Time at Nahargarh.

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No.200 • May - June 2019

Substance of Style

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