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  • Main image of coverstory: Opening Your Whiskey Bar
  • Opening Your Whiskey Bar


    So you want to open up a bar, huh? Well, and this is coming from a bar owner himself, let me just say that it’s no easy task. Your immediate friends will not just show up at your place each and every night willing to pay for drinks and make your dream come true. Yeah, we’ve all thrown great parties over the years, but owning a bar means that you’ve got to throw those parties constantly. But seriously, you know this because at the end of the day, it’s your responsibility to pay your rent, your suppliers and your employees, not to mention the taxes, and other fees (let alone have a good time). So here’s my very condensed guide to opening a bar in China. Maybe one day, I’ll write a book on it.
  • Main image of coverstory: Whiskey Words
  • Whiskey Words


    The word whiskey comes from the Gaelic uisge, a shortened version of uisge beatha meaning "water of life," also known as aqua vitae in Latin. Whiskey was originally used as a medicine for both internal anesthetic use and as an external antibiotic, predominantly distilled by monks.
  • Main image of coverstory: Revisiting British Colonial Splendour at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
  • Revisiting British Colonial Splendour at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore


    As a travel destination, Singapore is a food lover’s paradise offering fabulous food from its Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures and of course the local Singapore must-eat specialties prawn laksa, Hainanese chicken rice and chilli crab. Whether it’s in the colourful open-air hawker centers found in every neighbourhood on the island, in the air conditioned food courts or in upscale fine dining western restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice. Furthermore, Singapore has an endless parade of glitzy shopping malls, and The Great Singapore Sale held every year in June and July has heavy discounts attracting tourist from around the region. The clean air, safety and green tropical environment also makes Singapore a wonderful place to discover.
  • Main image of coverstory: Five Tips to Tippling Whisky in Hangzhou
  • Five Tips to Tippling Whisky in Hangzhou


    I am a Whisky Lover. My passion is whisky, most especially Scotch whisky (or whiskey for you yanks out there). It’s the AQUA VITAE, and for me it is the essence of life. Every bottle has its own story and every brand or distillery is unique and special. Drinking whisky is FUN and meant to be an experience that should be enjoyed responsibly. It can be drunk alone in your pensive moments or with loved ones or friends. It should inspire moments and create memories. There is no such thing as bad whisky, just bad drinkers if not enjoyed responsibly. The aim should be to saviour the taste and aromas of whisky. Excessive amounts of whisky can cause damage to your health as well as create undesirable happenings that are better forgotten (and just might be depending on how inebriated you are).
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