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The Lahore Fort, also known as the Shahi Qila, or Royal Fort, is the third of the major Mughal Forts in its capitals, the other two being in Delhi and Agra. It is the most important historic site in Lahore. … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Badshahi Mosque, British India, British Punjab, Heritage, Lahore, Lahore Fort, Mughal Empire, Pakistan, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, Ranjit Singh, Sikh Empire, The Grand Tour, Travel
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And so here we are at Lahore, the final city in my final Grand Tour of the port and princely cities of the East. And what a city to end this Grand Tour on! All in all, I have been … Continue reading
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两个人, or “Two People”, is the only Chinese song I’ve ever written and managed to finish arranging. It also happens to be the very last song I wrote – I haven’t written anything after it. It was specially written … Continue reading
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Last Tuesday (5 March), I did my first-ever Media Conference in Mandarin in the Chinese capital, Beijing, with China’s foremost couturière, Guo Pei, or 郭培老师，as I call her. Yes indeed, the news is out that Asian Civilisations Museum is partnering … Continue reading
Tagged Asian Civilisations Museum, China, Chinese Art, Contemporary China, Couture, 郭培, 高定服装, Fashion, Guo Pei, Museums, Season of Chinese Art, Singapore, 中国艺术, 亚洲文明博物馆
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Nothing prepares the Grand Tourist for his or her arrival at the Umaid Bhawan Palace. It is quite simply the most fairytale of fairytale palaces, and the most GRAND of Grand Hotels I have had the chance to stay at … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Grand Hotels, Heritage, History, India, Jodhpur, Luxury Hotels, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, Rajasthan, The Grand Tour, Travel, Umaid Bhawan Palace
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The old city of Jodhpur makes for a delightful afternoon stroll. It’s much less congested than that of Jaipur, and man of the facades in the city are painted in my favorite colour of all – blue. It is unclear … Continue reading
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Perched 400 feet above the old city of Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is unmissable; a seemingly indomitable fortress-palace that strikes awe in all who behold it from afar. “Mehrangarh” means “Fort of the Sun”, and certainly, from way up high, one … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Heritage, History, India, Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, Rajasthan, Rajput, The Grand Tour, Travel