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Growing demand for MICE venues
The MICE  industry is one of the fastest growing within the tourism industry in Malaysia as more meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions markets have made Kuala Lumpur a preferred business events destination. The term MICE is associated with business tourism and the events industry whereby a large group of... Read more
When living small can be efficient and comfortable
  FOR TINY-HOME DWELLERS, THE SECRET IS TO PARE DOWN TO THE ESSENTIALS BY Zoe Phoon A big house with some land may be our dream. However, compact or small space living is on the rise to overcome scarce land, expensive housing and as cities absorb more people in... Read more
Palatial private estates turned event venues
One thing I have noticed in the last few weeks is that more venues these days are designed to meet event planners’ needs and changing requirements. The newer spaces want to appeal and attract young, energetic people who want to host events in an exciting environment. New venues have... Read more
Indoor vs outdoor venues for events
Ultimately, choosing the right venue sets the tone for an entire event. There are many factors which play a part in selecting the right venue and there are many factors to consider when deciding on an indoor or an outdoor venue. While the time of the year does not... Read more
Millenials and the rise of unconventional event spaces
It is a scary thought to note that the business leaders of tomorrow happen to be today’s millennial generation. Those born between 1980 and 2000 as Time magazine puts it are often associated with being entitled, and it should come as no surprise that Millennials are a force to... Read more
How do venues survive Ramadan?
There may be a loss of daytime business across various industries as the holiest month of the Islamic calendar is upon us. The working day is reduced, many food and beverage (F&B) venues are closed during the day, but stay open later than usual to make up for the... Read more
Morphing cafes into event spaces
NO, IT’S NOT REPURPOSING… IT’S ADDING NEW PURPOSE  Many of us resort to working out of the office sometimes, choosing to pop by the nearest café for its stimulating environment to get things done. More than just a coffee shop where working nomads are logged on to their laptops... Read more
Integrate social media to increase venue popularity
  It is becoming more apparent that social media provide brands, especially those in the hospitality industry with many advantages and there is a growing need to have an active presence online to draw in audiences to your brand. Social media works well in all industries, and venues in particular,... Read more
Seoul, the city with soul
BY Zoe Phoon The inaugural Seoul Biennale 2017, or Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017, to be held in the South Korean capital from September to November, is an event not to be missed. Why? According to Alejandro Zaera-Polo, a co-director of Seoul Biennale 2017 and a professor... Read more
Luxury sky homes ideal for art collectors
    BY Zoe Phoon Living with works of art and visiting them in an art museum are poles apart. The former refers to art collectors who choose to live with their treasures. Therefore, an architect or interior designer has to not only celebrate and guard the artwork but... Read more