In Focus

INSIDE 2021

INSIDE: Function & Intention

Users define the spaces in this thoughtfully designed house.

INSIDE 2021

INSIDE: Narrative & Discourse

In this stunning apartment, the rooms tell amazing tales

INSIDE 2021

INSIDE: Comfort & Joy

Hospitality is the pervading theme in this quietly elegant home

INSIDE 2021

INSIDE: A Black & White Bungalow That's Music for the Eyes

Ale Mora brings worldly flair to an old black and white house that she and her family calls home in Singapore

Finessing Finance

Succession Planning

Getting a feel of the big picture, drawing key people into the conversation, and being open and honest will make for a smooth family dialog during…

Finessing Finance

Is It Time to Diversify?

Uncertainty is driving many people to relook their wealth planning options, with a tendency towards diversification.

Bring Your A-Game

Bring Your A-Game: Brandon Chia

Brandon Chia is the Chairman and CEO of High-Desert International Group

Bring Your A-Game

Bring Your A-Game: Aziza Sheerin

Aziza Sheerin is the Managing Director, Asia, for General Assembly

Bring Your A-Game

Bring Your A-Game: Naveen Menon

Naveen Menon is is the President for ASEAN, Cisco Systems

Bring Your A-Game

Bring Your A-Game: Paige Parker

Paige Parker is an author, podcast host, and Tiger Mom

Bring Your A-Game

Bring Your A-Game: Backed by Science

Medical and health professionals go through notoriously tough routines; here they talk about staying on top of their game.

Portfolio Community Response

The Youth Factor

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it unprecedented challenges, some of which demanded close professional attention. Or, in this case, the committed…

Fresh Perspectives

Saving Space

Many retail spaces in Singapore sat idly during the two-month circuit breaker period, and the substantially lessened footfall at physical stores…

Portfolio Community Response

Staying in Touch

Tap into powerful networks of people, media and technology to stay connected during the circuit breaker.

Portfolio Community Response

Working From Home with the Kids

As a working mother of three boys who runs a business from home, the challenges of balancing working from home with my children around are definitely…

Portfolio Community Response

Optimize Your Productivity Tools Setup

Mr. Ng Tian Chong, SVP and MD, Greater Asia, HP Inc., shares three easy tips to ensure that we get the most out of your productivity tools while…

Portfolio Community Response

Adapt & Overcome

Mr. Chee Tung Leong, CEO, EngageRocket

Portfolio Community Response

What I've Learned From This

Mr. Nirvik Singh, Global COO, Chairman & CEO Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, GREYgroup

Portfolio Community Response

Remote Working Optimized

Mr. Ng Tian Chong, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Greater Asia, HP Inc.

Portfolio Community Response

An Activity, Not A Place

Mr. Amit Midha, President, Asia Pacific, Japan and Global Digital Cities, Dell Technologies

Sustainable Luxury Travel

This luxury travel trend is what you should be planning for…

Guests at ultra-luxury resorts are stakeholders that hold up broad sustainability strategies together with the owners, operators and designers.

Women in STEM

Portfolio celebrates women in STEM

Asian women’s strong contributions in STEM are finally getting the recognition they deserve – and this is a good thing.

In Conversation

In Conversation: Kenghow Chong, Evangeline Ng, Melvin Look,…

Insightful conversations with fashion entrepreneur Kenghow Chong, soprano Evangeline Ng, Dr. Melvin Look and designer Jerszy Seymour.

Fresh Perspectives

Fresh Eyes: Part 2

We spoke to 6 individuals that offer articulate, clear and forceful views that examine familiar challenges from a different perspective. For part…

Fresh Perspectives

Fresh Eyes: Part 1

In this month’s Special Report, we talk to 6 individuals who offer articulate, clear and forceful views that examine familiar challenges from a…

Food

These 5 Films Will Change the Way You Look at Food Forever

Not all good food is destined for the table.

Food

5 Common Foods with the Biggest Carbon Footprints

A travel tracker for common food ingredients.

Food

The Other Foodies

Our Special Report this month begins by introducing five leading personalities who are advancing food sustainability in Singapore.

Art Toys

The Art of Toy Collecting: Part 1

In this month's Special Report series, our first set of toy collectors is a mix of designers, traders and writers.

Art Toys

The Art of Toy Collecting: Part 2

In this month's Special Report series, our next set of toy collectors talk to us about great design and production made for different personality…

Art Toys

To Have and to Hold

In this month's Special Report series, we explore the art of of toy collecting – fancier, rarer, and much costlier than you think.

Co-Working Spaces

Judy Jetson on Line Six

Stuff of The Jetsons dreams are closer than you think.

Co-Working Spaces

Whenever, Wherever

Co-working spaces in Asia take up only about five per cent of the entire real estate industry. Consolidation among new and longstanding players,…

Co-Working Spaces

Work This Way

Technology in the service of the people is the main pillar of the office of the future.

Co-Working Spaces

The End of the Workplace as We Know It

For this month's Special Report series, we speak with industry experts to break down what it's like to work in the new age.

Time To Move

Time To Move: Omega

From the inaugural watch show by the Swatch Group, we select our favourite timepieces that exhibit both technical and aesthetical prowess birthed…

Time To Move

Time to Move: Jaquet Droz

From the inaugural watch show by the Swatch Group, we select our favourite timepieces that exhibit both technical and aesthetical prowess birthed…

Time To Move

Time To Move: Glashütte Original

From the inaugural watch show by the Swatch Group, we select our favourite timepieces that exhibit both technical and aesthetical prowess birthed…

Time To Move

Time To Move: Harry Winston

From the inaugural watch show by the Swatch Group, we select our favourite timepieces that exhibit both technical and aesthetical prowess birthed…

Time To Move

Time To Move: Breguet

From the inaugural watch show by the Swatch Group, we select our favourite timepieces that exhibit both technical and aesthetical prowess birthed…

Time To Move

Time To Move: Blancpain

From the inaugural watch show by the Swatch Group, we select our favourite timepieces that exhibit both technical and aesthetical prowess birthed…

Local Literary Luminaries

Art Imitates Life: Faith Ng

The local playwright talks about the hidden poetry in 'Singlish' and valuing life through art.

Local Literary Luminaries

Line By Line: Marc Nair

We speak with the poet about literacy education, visual culture, and Singapore's literature scene – if we have it.

Local Literary Luminaries

Taking Flight: Clarissa Goenawan

We get into the minds of one of Singapore's acclaimed writers who shares her thoughts on how far the local community has come and where the scene…

The Youth Of Today

The Youth of Today: Andrea Chong

Ms. Andrea Chong, 27, is the founder of DC Creative and blogger at dreachong.com

The Youth Of Today

The Youth of Today: Ong Shi Chun

Mr. Ong Shi Chun, 30, is a freelance barista

The Youth Of Today

The Youth of Today: Shallum Recto

Mr. Shallum Recto, 27, is the head bartender at Fat Prince

The Youth Of Today

Millennial Me

Adulting on my own terms

The Youth Of Today

The Youth Of Today: Raena Lim

Ms. Raena Lim, 30, is the co-founder of Style Theory

The Youth Of Today

The Salone Roundup

Revisit propositions from well-known brands in this second and final part of the Portfolio Milan Fair 2019 review

The Youth Of Today

The Youth Of Today: Kendrick Wong and Sylvia Yin

Mr. Kendrick Wong and Ms. Sylvia Yin, 27, are the CEO & Founder and Chief Operator of Omnilytics

The Youth Of Today

The Youth Of Today: Neo Zhizhong and Alicia Cheong

Mr. Neo Zhizhong and Ms. Alicia Cheong, 35, are the co-founders of Geniebook

The Youth Of Today

The Youth Of Today: Bryan Koh

Mr. Bryan Koh, 33, is the CEO & Founder of WhiteCoat

The Youth Of Today

The Youth Of Today: Dato' Joel Low

Dato' Joel Low, 32, is the Executive Director and CEO of Agrivo

The Youth Of Today

The Youth Of Today: Hope Liu

Hope Liu, 33, is the CEO & Co-Founder of Eximchain

Slow Tourism

Slow Tourism

On the back of a growing interest in more mindful and authentic vacations, a village in China champions the travel movement, which encourages taking…

Slow Tourism

Luxe Life In Beijing

The biggest names in luxury hotels are courting travelers in Beijing, a global superpower and a city of contrasts

Slow Tourism

The Spirit Of The Left Bank

Known for its popularity among artists and cultural heavyweights, the iconic Lutetia – Paris’ only Left Bank grand hotel – has been skilfully…

Slow Tourism

Make Mine Manila

Next time you decide to visit Bohol or Benguet, spend a few days in Manila, where weekends are known to run from refined to rambunctious in matter…

Slow Tourism

Made In Chelsea

The revamped Belmond Cadogan Hotel combines Knightsbridge-approved grandeur with the raffish charm of its most famous residents

Slow Tourism

Six New Travel Experiences To Try

Be where you haven’t been, and arm yourself with a thirst for new adventures

Perspectives On Luxury

Are We Ready For 'China Made' Luxury?

Tradition and pride in local culture supports China’s growing voice in the international luxury sector. For one watch manufacturer, this could…

Smart Life

Everyday Tech

Technology is there even when we don’t summon it, see it or even need it. It guides us along choices, streamlining options for an easier selection,…

Super Homes

House In Hong Kong

The House In Hong Kong was designed by Millimeter Interior Design Limited (Hong Kong)

Super Homes

Super Natural

Designed specifically to work with rather than against the terrain it was built on, this magnificent house in Janda Baik is in its element

Super Homes

Something Borrowed For Something New

The inspired touch in this contemporary home comes from a distant time and place

Super Homes

A Nose For Opportunity

Bathroom Gallery’s growth hinges on identifying the right moment with the right response

Super Homes

Stars Shining On

Louis Poulsen launches anniversary edition of iconic lighting designs by Poul Henningsen

Super Homes

Lianyuan Retreat

The Lianyuan Retreat home was designed by JYC Architect + DCD Associates (Taiwan)

Super Homes

How How Living Project Lab

The How How Living Project Lab villa was designed by Inheressence Design Studio (Taiwan)

Super Homes

The Hidden House

Originally built to accommodate a British military officer and his family stationed in Singapore in the early 1920s, the building and its gardens…

Super Homes

Feast For The Senses

A closer look at the interiors of three new dining destinations in Singapore that offer more than just food and drinks – they satisfy the senses…

Imagine

Is This the Arts Venue of the Future?

At New York’s newest arts space, walls are designed to disappear

Imagine

Pop-Up Museums For The Selfie Generation

Pop-up curators seem to understand a deeper quandary facing many of today’s spectators: If you didn’t Instagram it, did it even happen?

Roam If You Want To

Bhutan Beckons

While still mostly closed off to the world, Bhutan doesn’t hesitate to open up to you once you’re there

Roam If You Want To

If It Floats Your Boat

Rascal is the best place in which to disappear for a few days, to commune with nature, to speak to people only as you please, and to be…

Roam If You Want To

A Somewhat Acerbic Guide To Siem Reap

Don’t get us wrong, we love Siem Reap to bits — but only when done right

Roam If You Want To

Sri Lanka Three Ways

Sri Lanka scores high on our must-visit list, so plan your trip and choose between a charming tea trail retreat, a wild safari adventure, or a relaxing…

Brand Singapore

Helping Others Help Others

By matching donors’ interests with actual causes, Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) facilitates giving for a greater impact

Brand Singapore

Championing the Arts

National Arts Council’s Deputy CEO, Mr. Paul Tan, explains

Brand Singapore

Free Healthcare for Communities in Need

Singapore-based non-profit Global Clinic provides free, specialized healthcare in dentistry, ophthalmology and women’s health to communities in…

Brand Singapore

Brand Singapore: Portfolio, Participation, and Power

Koh Buck Song examines the key elements of nation branding, as illustrated by the approach of brand Singapore, and the state of play for country…

Buy Design

How A Brand Strategist Grew And Established Female Market For…

A leading Taiwanese brand strategist shares ideas about aligning the brand with both the manufacturer and the intended market.

Buy Design

Adopting Feng Shui Elements in a Renovation Project

An architect-interior designer incorporates geomancy or feng shui in a renovation project.

Buy Design

10 Interesting Design Projects Aimed At Making The World A Better…

Designers demonstrate their gift for stopping recurring, mundane problems of whatever size or form

Buy Design

Hermès and an Indonesian Art Duo Create A Traffic-Stopping…

A fun, layered mash-up of art, design and commerce results from the collaboration between leading Indonesian artists-designers indiguerillas and…

Women's Prerogative

How Can We Solve Gender Inequality In The Workplace?

Gender equality in the workplace begins with very basic things: Recognition of worth, acceptance of basic differences, and equal provision of opportunities…

Women's Prerogative

How Is Jean Wee, COO of Nobel Design Holdings, Adapting to The…

Ms. Jean Wee examines the value of an engaging retail experience and maintaining a balanced mix of products and services as a way to counter the…

Luxury Now

How Are Luxury Products Priced?

Mr. Thibault Ricbourg, a director at Simon-Kucher & Partners in Singapore, explains how price tags end up on luxury products.

Profile

Meet The Head Of Adobe Design Lab, Ms. Silka Miesnieks

She practically sits on a pile of very cool inventions, but Ms. Silka Miesnieks, who heads the Design Lab at Adobe, does not feel that she has seen…

Luxury Now

A Delicate Balance

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans, the first luxury resort to open on India’s untouched beach destination with local island adventures. News flights…

Watches & Style

Threading Up

There is made to measure and there is haute couture, which takes made to measure to a whole new different level. It’s every fashionista’s fashion…

Luxury Now

Open Seas

Ever wondered how mega-yachts are born? German yacht builder Luerssen, who has delivered some of the world’s most extravagant custom yachts, takes…

Luxury Now

The State of Sake: Made with Pure Artistry and Pure Flavor

How artisanal craft sake is changing the global market

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