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Posts by Jennifer Chen

Where to Eat Now in Hong Kong
Both foodies and real estate obsessives are eyeing the emerging PoHo area of Sheung Wan, where minimalist-chic bakery Po’s Atelier ($) showcases celeb che... Read More
Chiang Mai's Wat Gate Quarter
History and hipsters coexist on the leafy, laid-back streets of Chiang Mai’s Wat Gate quarter. A former home base of the 19th-century teak exporter East ... Read More
Made in China and Proud of It
Brand New China, a loft-like shop in Beijing's trendy Sanlitun neighborhood, takes aim at the Made in China stereotype by showcasing the country’s emergin... Read More
Four Seasons: Two Openings in China
The Four Seasons Hotel Chain continued its China streak with the 2012 opening of a 187-room property in Shanghai’s Pudong district (above). Design firm Wi... Read More
Sailing Singapore
Singapore ramped up its appeal as a cruise destination with the opening of the $400 million International Cruise Terminal last May. It doesn’t have any he... Read More
Hotels Prep for Increased Chinese Tourism
Global hotel brands—from Starwood and Hilton to Four Seasons and Anantara—are scrambling to meet the needs of China’s increasingly peripatetic middle clas... Read More
Beijing: Taxi Shortage, Peking Duck, and New York–Style China
Compared to Shanghai—let along Hong Kong, Singapore, and that summit of culinary summits, Tokyo—Beijing’s fine dining scene still has a long way to go. Th... Read More
Tech Thursday: The Peninsula Hong Kong's High-Tech Renovation
The 84-year-old grande dame just unveiled the next-generation rooms of its modern tower, part of a $58 million, 15-month renovation. (The original buildin... Read More
New Hipster Haven in Singapore: W Singapore - Sentosa Cove
Sentosa Island’s transformation from tourist trap to hip getaway was completed this year with the recent opening of W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. The 240 ro... Read More
Street Scene: Bangkok
Thailand’s large, bustling capital can be overwhelming—so who better than a few stylish locals to reveal where to go now? Pim Sukhahuta, creative directo... Read More
Trip Report: Sleeping in Sri Lanka
Three years after the country’s 26-year civil war ended, Sri Lanka’s recovery is well underway. I spent two weeks traveling in Sri Lanka at the end of Jan... Read More
Hong Kong Trend Report: Down on the Urban Farm
Out of all the places to have a farming renaissance, who would guess uber-urban Hong Kong? But it’s true: concerns about food safety in China coupled with... Read More
Japan's Top Hot Springs
Japan’s thousands of onsen, or hot springs, have been used to treat everything from skin conditions to sleep disorders since the days of the samurai. Here... Read More
New Resort Inside Malaysian National Park
This July marked the opening of Gaya Island Resort off the coast of Malaysian Borneo. With 120 villas overlooking the South China Sea, the hotel takes ful... Read More
Rock Bund: Shanghai’s Hot New Neighborhood
Shanghai urban planners rival their New York real estate agents in their imaginative renaming of neighborhoods. Some have been flops: Sinan Mansions and t... Read More
Tokyo Home to World's Tallest Tower
Can’t get higher than this: the world’s new tallest tower Tokyo Skytree opened in late May, and tickets to its lookout are still sold out for months (if y... Read More
Singapore's New Gardens by the Bay Park
  No, this isn’t a backdrop from Avatar. These so-called Supertrees are the centerpieces of the first phase of Gardens by the Bay, the city’s $805 m... Read More
What's New in Hong Kong's Sheung Wan District
The historic Sheung Wan district is abuzz with new restaurants and shops—plus a chic hotel that has solidified the area’s rebirth. Hotel de Edge by Rhomb... Read More
Correspondent Dispatch: Bangkok to Beijing
In Beijing, five years is more like two decades. The last time I was in the Chinese capital was before the 2008 Olympics, when the city was just entering ... Read More
Best Openings from Around the World
From hotel openings to cultural happenings, we’ve got the latest in five buzzing cities. BARCELONAStay: Primero PrimeraA stylish boutique hotel in a tuck... Read More