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Monocle: Asia Pac Unwrapped #17

August 2015

Anchored by Monocle’s unrivalled team of editors and correspondents, and produced out of our bureaux in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore, Asia Pac Unwrapped is an unmissable weekly briefing from the world’s most dynamic region

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The mining boom is over, diplomacy has taken a beating, and the prime minister isn’t very popular. We discuss the challenges facing Australia with the country’s former foreign minister, Alexander Downer. We also browse a new retail concept in Singapore that’s catching plenty of attention at the bustling Changi Airport. And touching down in Chengdu, we learn how one architecture firm is attracting admiration for its unique blend of modern style with traditional Chinese design.

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Unagi, a very popular delicacy. Today, Japan consumes around 70% of the world's eel supply.

Program Content

1) TRENDSPOTTING
How the rise of tourism has impacted Vietnam with Lien Hoang

2) IN RESIDENCE
Former Australian foreign minister, now High Commissioner in UK, Alexander Downer with Ben Rylan

3) REPORTAGE
Singapore’s newest retail concept Changi Airport with Nolan Giles

4) THE BENCHMARK
Architects in Chengdu mixing modern style with traditional Chinese design with Kurt Lin

5) ONE DAY IN
Tokyo and their appetite for eel with Fiona Wilson and Kenji Hall

 

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