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Autumn is the season of anniversaries, and I’ve got a trio of them stacked up – well, technically, a quartet… Yes, I haven’t written anything here in six months. I’ve been busy – with a new book, a burgeoning relationship, … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Asian Civilisations Museum, Dream Of A City, Heart, Heritage, History, Home, Museum, Singapore, Stent, The Grand Tour, Travel, What's next, work, Writing
This gallery contains 37 photos.
These past couple of weeks I’ve been in a dream of a city… an imperial city… wandering its streets, admiring its architecture and its art, appreciating the warmth of its people even as I remain wary of the danger that … Continue reading
Tagged Art, Colour, Dream Of A City, Heritage, History, Kennie Ting, Life, Light, Mexico, Personal Mastery, Relationships, Therapy, Travel
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These past two weeks I’ve been hiding away in my own personal, private, solitary retreat in Bali, thinking through all that has happened in 2019 (and before). To tell the truth, I needed to go away. The work had become … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Bali, Besakih Temple, Closure, Culture, Disclosure, Heritage, History, Life, Personal Mastery, Personal Retreat, Personal Vision, Resolution, Travel
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In the last post, I waxed lyrical about Rapture and Epiphany. I suggested that the latter was something that could be man-made, precipitated through (careful) design and curatorial, in the context of an exhibition at the Museum. That much is … Continue reading
Tagged Art, Cities, Epiphany, History, Kennie Ting, Life, Love, Passion, Physical Touch, The 5 Love Languages, Travel, Visual, Water
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So in the spirit of balance, I thought I’d post something completely frivolous, and almost nothing to do whatsoever with work. Well, almost… I’m an incurable bookworm, and a TOTAL geek. There’s nothing I like more than curling up in … Continue reading
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I had the privilege today to be invited to deliver the Opening Remarks at the National Museum of Singapore’s international Symposium, ENCOUNTERS & CONNECTED HISTORIES: PRELUDE TO 1819, which the museum has organised in support of its new special exhibition, … Continue reading
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Time flies! It seems like only yesterday I made the one-year mark as Director of Asian Civilisations Museum. As 1 September 2019 came and went two weeks ago, just like that… without fanfare… I hit the THREE-YEAR mark as Director. … Continue reading
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So this is it. Two and a half years later, I’m finally here posting my Epilogue to THE GRAND TOUR III – PORT AND PRINCELY CITIES OF THE SUBCONTINENT. Unlike the first two Grand Tours, which took a year and … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Colonial, Epilogue, Heritage, History, India, Mughal, Pakistan, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, Sri Lanka, The Grand Tour, Travel
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Faletti’s Hotel is one of the oldest hotels on this Grand Tour; one that has remained more or less in its original form, and with its original name since its inception, and more than 100 years. The hotel was established … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, British Raj, Faletti's Hotel, Grand Hotel, Heritage, History, Lahore, Pakistan, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, The Grand Tour, Travel
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The British ruled Lahore for just under a hundred years from 1849 to 1947. Capitalising on a crisis of succession following the death of Ranjit Singh of the Sikh Empire, the British would oust the Sikhs and annex the Punjab. … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, British Raj, Colonial Architecture, Colonial Lahore, Heritage, History, Lahore, Mall Road, Pakistan, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, The Grand Tour, The Mall, Travel