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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RE-PRESENTING SOUTHEAST ASIA – Asian Civilisations Museum’s Year of Southeast Asia 2018/19

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It so happens I wrote another manifesto for the museum earlier this year, this time to explain our “YEAR OF SOUTHEAST ASIA 2018/19” – the why and how of our focus on Southeast Asia, and the approach we took in … Continue reading

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Beauty… Wonder… Relevance… Welcome to Asian Civilisations Museum

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Last Thursday, we launched three new permanent galleries at the museum, (almost) completing our transformation from one kind of museum into another… I took the opportunity of the launch to also reveal, my own personal vision for the museum as … Continue reading

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SINGAPORE 1819 – A LIVING LEGACY

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On October 18th, my new book, SINGAPORE 1819 – A LIVING LEGACY launches.  This is my third book, and it comes some three years after the first two. I’m immensely pleased that it’s finally done, given that it is pretty … Continue reading

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Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

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In Jaipur, I stayed at the Rambagh Palace – that exquisite fairytale palace of a Grand Hotel, nestled in its own extensive grounds to the south of Albert Hall Museum. Built in 1835, the palace was once the home of … Continue reading

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