An unassuming boy took the pink stage at the last GCircuit Party in Bangkok, and was made an overnight sensation in Asia. His Instagram followers tripled thereafter, and continue to gain traction. With a lean sculptured body and an immaculate smile, this boy next door has swept many off of their feet!
When we first met him in Tokyo’s VITA party, we found …
By Melvin Chew
Classic horror – エクソシスト
By now, ELEMENT readers should be all too familiar with the arduous journey of Danny Raven Tan, on his life and his pursuit for his passion in art. In the last interview with ELEMENT for his exhibition UN*LISTED, Danny stood by his belief that art should “comfort those disturbed and disturb those in comfort.” This …
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 …
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), …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …