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Monocle: Asia Pac Unwrapped #23

October 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.

October 4:

An innovative approach to education is helping one school inspire students and give fresh hope to Cambodia's economic future, we take a tour around the Liger Learning Centre to learn more. And touching down in Tokyo, we explore the city’s department store scene which also acts as a key destination for Japanese design. Plus, how to navigate the delicate process of rebranding, and the surprising niche that's proving a tourism magnet in Seoul.

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Program Content


Innovative education Cambodia (Robert Carmichael in Phnom Penh) 


Tokyo's department store homegrown design haven (Kenji Hall and Fiona Wilson)


Cosmetic surgery tourism in South Korea (Jason Strother)


Rebranding the Cordis Hotel (Kurt Lin in Hong Kong)


Australia’s plan to join the UN Security Council (Karen Middleton in Canberra)l


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