The things we crave this month
Maruni celebrates their 90th anniversary with the limited edition Hiroshima Solid Wood Arm Chair ($3,600). Designed by award-winning Japanese industrial designer, Naoto Fukusawa, the chair marries contemporary and minimalistic aesthetics with traditional Japanese craftsmanship. The natural grains, textures and soft colours (choice of beech, oak or walnut wood) as well as the gentle curve along the back and arm blends seamlessly into its surroundings. atomi, #04-26/27 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road. Tel: 6887 4138 Set along the breathtaking coastline of Radhanagar Beach, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans promises to shake things up on the oft-overlooked Havelock Islands. Seventy two capacious villas were built without felling a single tree and topped with semi-circular pitch-roofs unique to the indigenous Jarawa tribe. Led by an in-house naturalist, guests can take a dip in one of the world’s richest coral reef ecosystems of over 135 marine species, get up close with adorable Masked Palm Civets or kayak through lush mangroves post-sunset for the bewitching sight of tiny, star-like bioluminescent phytoplankton. Come December and February, small groups can steal glimpses of female turtles nesting or watch thousands of lovable hatchings waddle their way back to the ocean. Villa rates from Inr25,000/night (S$500). Radha Nagar Beach No. 7, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman 744211, India. Tel: +91 3192 283 333 Accompanying chef Paul Tsui’s slew of innovative Cantonese delights at Above & Beyond is a Lavish Lobster and Champagne pairing menu. Available till 30 June, Boston lobsters are transformed into fiery plates of Wok-fried Kung Pao Lobster (HK$338/ S$58) and Wok-fried Lobster with Chilli (HK$338). The latter features the succulent flesh enveloped in a crispy golden crust and stir-fried with garlic, fermented black beans and chilli peppers – a cooking style unique to Hong Kong’s boat dwellers. Best of all, these masterfully-crafted dishes are complemented by chief sommelier Ace Lee’s selection of G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge (HK$108/ glass) and Rosé NV (Hk$188/glass) as well as Perrier-jouët Grand Brut (Hk$188/glass) and Blason Rosé Brut (Hk$238/glass). 28/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
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