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Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

One of the landmarks along Chao Praya River is definitely the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok that was newly renovated in 2010.  This award-winning hotel has what it takes from its service and amenities to its restaurants.  Shangri-La Bangkok is comprised of two buildings – the main wing and the Krungthep Wing (which is smaller and more exclusive).  Both wings have …


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Metropole Bangkok

Ascott is a very popular brand to many LGBT travelers, especially Ascott Sathorn Bangkok and Somerset Park Suanplu Bangkok.  In 2016, Ascott launched its Crest Collection, which embodiesa distinctive character that epitomises European elegance and grandeur.  Metropole Bangkok is the first and only property under The Crest Collection in Asia.

This serviced apartment is located in Thonglor (Sukhumvit Soi 55), …


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TAIWAN’S DEBATE OVER GAY MARRIAGE JUST GOT A GREEN-LIGHT

By Hiro Mizuhara
Challenges still ahead and thousands protested against it

Gay travelers who visit Taipei would most likely NOT miss a trip to the city’s Wei-Ming temple, located on the eighth floor in the suburb of the capital. This Taoist house of worship is quite an unusual one as we see nearly, and most of the visitors walking in and out buying …


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KENTA SEKI CELEBRITY HEALTH & FITNESS GURU

Text | Dez Yeo
Photography | Sarah Orbanic
Age : 29
Height/Weight : 1.75m / 75kg
Ethnicity : Half Japanese, Half Italian
Profession : Personal Trainer and Fitness Model
Past Professional Experience : TV, Magazines and Fitness DVDs
Nationality : American

ELEMENT: How did you end up in the fitness industry? 
KENTA: My dad is from Japan and he raised my siblings and me with a strict exercise regimen …


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THE WORLD’S LONGEST RAINBOW DRESS

Model : Valentijn de Hingh
Concept Maker & Producer : Jochem Kaan & Arnout van Krimpen
Dress Designer : Mattijs van Bergen
Spatial Designer : Bentinck Straat from Oeri van Woezik
Photographer: Pieter Henket
Videographer : Roland Pupupin
Hair & Make-up : Jan Fuite from House of Orange
Special Thanks to COC Amsterdam

The quartet of nimble-fingered designers unstitched the dress. One loop after another they …


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Taiwan International Queer Film Festival 2016

The 3rd Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) is taking place from October 22 to October 30 in Taipei. This year’s festival consists of film screenings, several panel discussions and the first ever Queermosa Awards. The award ceremony will take place on the eve of Pride Taipei, the biggest Pride in Asia, to celebrate people who have contributed to the …


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ANDREW CHAN, THE ENTREPRENEURIAL HUNK

Photography : Glenn Lim
Grooming: Christian Wu
Apparel: New Urban Male
Andrew Chan Age : 40 years old
Height/Weight : 178cm / 76kg
Profession : Founder/CEO of ACI HR Solutions
Past Experience : Travel and hospitality industry for more than 20 years
Nationality : Australian
ELEMENT: WHO ARE YOU?
ANDREW: I run an Executive Search firm dedicated to the ltravel, tourism and …


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Legendary Pop Culture Icon Grace Jones Plays A Special Set at Potato Head Beach Club, Bali

The acclaimed Potato Head Beach Club Bali, known for hosting some of the world’s biggest and most diverse and exciting musical acts, welcomes pop culture visionary and music icon GRACE JONES to the Island of the Gods for the first time ever this summer.

A legendary show woman, Grace Jones regularly plays to tens of thousands of people at music festivals …


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DANNY RAVEN TAN : CANCER SURVIVOR TURNED ARTIST ADDS ECLECTIC FLAVOUR TO LOCAL ART SCENE

In this issue of ELEMENT Magazine, we step into the world of local artist, Danny Raven Tan. He offered to bring us on a tour of The Tiffin Gallery – an art space converted from the artist’s own apartment in one of Singapore’s oldest estates. Surrounded by the artworks in his living room, we sat down for a chat.

ELEMENT: TELL …


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Celebrating the diversity of Israeli cinema at this year’s 24th edition of the Israel Film Festival in Singapore!

The Embassy of Israel presents the 24th Israel Film Festival 2016 from 22 to 25 September 2016 at the Projector. This year’s festival films show the depth of Israeli culture as well as the cinematic vision, using art to lead the way. These films reflect the Israeli way of life and society which is as exciting, diverse and culturally deep …


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DJ ARON AND DJ SURI

ELEMENT RAVES TO DJ ARON

Israeli born, top international producer, remixer and circuit sensation, dj Aron started his career over 10 years ago and has been headlining all over the world in Europe. To include Brazil, United States, Canada, South America at the biggest parties that in- clude Viva, The Week, Xlsior, We party, Forever Tel Aviv, Papa Party, Madrid Pride, …


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GRAND HYATT SHANGHAI

The prestigious Grand Hyatt Shanghai is situated on floors 53 to 87 of Shanghai’s iconic Jin Mao Tower. This charming skyscraper is located in the heart of Lujiazui, the business and financial district overlooking the stunning Shanghai skyline and waterfront area. The hotel’s contemporary interior design blends perfectly with pieces of Chinese art, offering guests a modern and elegant lifestyle.
Exterior …


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