Author Archives: Kennie Ting

About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.

RAFFLES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA – REVISITING THE SCHOLAR AND STATESMAN

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Today, Asian Civilisations Museum’s first special exhibition of the year – RAFFLES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: REVISITING THE SCHOLAR AND STATESMAN opens. In typical risk-taking fashion, the exhibition tackles Southeast Asian colonial history head-on, and reveals how this history is complex … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 1. MAGIC

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  Up until very recently, I thought my lot in life was to be a singer-songwriter and a musical theatre composer (more about this maybe later…) And so I wrote songs and song cycles, about love and longing, lust and … Continue reading

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The Lake Palace, Udaipur

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The Taj Lake Palace is known for being the “most  romantic hotel in the world”. I can’t possibly agree more. It is perhaps the most beautiful hotel I’ve ever been to – a vision in white marble, floating on the … Continue reading

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The City Palace and the Monsoon Palace

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This is a city of lakes and a city of palaces. The palaces here are all, in their own way, epic and awe-inspiring. Take the City Palace, which sprawls on the East Bank of Lake Pichola. Construction of the palace … Continue reading

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The City and Lake Pichola

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The Lake is everywhere you look. It shimmers and gleams, turning a dozen shades of yellow and gold in the course of a day. The city, with its magnificent palaces and temples, quaint havelis and gardens, and winding alleyways, clings … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-13: Udaipur…Floating City

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At the foothills of the Aravalli mountains floats a city.  A beautiful dream of a city, in the midst of seven lakes. Founded in 1558 by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Clan as the capital city of his … Continue reading

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Resolution for 2019: Instigate Subversive Beauty All Around Me

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2018 has been an extremely challenging year. Despite all, I have somehow managed, this year, to always carry myself with a sense of purpose, duty and positivity, smiling and laughing through the many lunches, dinners, drinks, meetings, tours, speeches I’ve … Continue reading

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