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Fah Thai Magazine May-June 2017


HAPPENINGS HONG KONG Siem Reap, Cambodia SPOTLIGHT A Station Stop In the vast concrete buildings of Hong Kong, dwellers seek out comfort zones. One of these places is La Station, a neighbourhood café smack dab in the middle of a busy market, high-rise businesses, and hotels in the Wan Chai district. What makes it stand out? Unlike other trendy interpretations of cafés, the design at La Station mimics a Parisian metro stop, complete with subway tiles and ceiling fixtures. One of the 3 founders, Merwann Younes explains that the design indeed is a train station with a Parisian-style curved wall and flip board-like menu. They just opened a pop-up space at the ever-popular Duddell street to ensure a caffeine fix for the Hong Kong crowd. Their croissants taste like they just came out of the oven, along with their quiche of the day – not to mention well-crafted coffee drinks with a couple of secret signature ones. Always noticeable is the camaraderie of regular customers enjoying their coffee in a busy neighbourhood. Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, OH, TO OWN A WARHOL If you’re in the market to buy works by Andy Warhol or are just a casual art browser, the Phillips auction house holds a public viewing of his black and white photographs from a trip to Asia in 1982. The “Warhol in China” previews take place on May 25 to 28, concluding with an auction on the latter date. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at 5 Connaught Road in the Central district, where Warhol stayed during his visit. The auction is said to feature ‘a rare opportunity to collect works by the master of Pop starting at HK$50,000.’ Photos taken by the American artist at the Great Wall show a more relaxed Warhol. Already we see how the photographs reflect his iconic interpretations, such as that of a banana on a dining table or his series of photos in a frame. Around 45 lots are up for bids. The auction house describes the photographs as Warhol’s intimate interpretation and experience of Hong Kong and Mainland China. The auction house states that ‘after 35 years, it is an honour to bring this collection back to the region from where it originated.’ For additional information about the exhibition and related events in Hong Kong, visit Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong to learn more. Auction 28 May 2017 6pm HKTMandarin Oriental Courtyard Suite (1-BR) Minutes away from Airport, City Centre, Angkor Wat All Units with a Private Pool, an Outdoor Deck, Lush Greenery Ideal for Retreat, Relaxation, Resort, Retirement Freehold Foreign Ownership available (Terms & Conditions Apply) Garden Loft Duplex (3-BR) Another Prestigious Project By: For more information, visit or call (+65) 6570 0002 / (+65) 9116 3551 102 DISCLAIMER While every reasonable care has been taken in preparing this advertisement, the developer and its agent(s) cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies or omissions. All statements are believed to be correct but shall not be regarded as statements or representations of fact. All information and specifications are current at the time of printing and subject to changes as may be required. The information, specifications and statements herein shall not be treated to form part of an offer or contract. Floor plans are subject to amendments as may be required by the relevant government authorities. Models, drawings, photographs, renderings and illustrations, not limited to landscape and furniture, are artist’s impressions only and cannot be regarded as representations of fact. Floor areas and measurements are approximate only and are subject to final survey. The Sale and Purchase Agreement shall form the entire agreement between the developer and the purchaser, and shall supersede all statements, representations or promise made prior to the signing of the Sale and Purchase Agreement and shall in no way be modified by any statements, representations or promises made by the developer or the developer’s agents.