Irene Pyne

Irene Pyne is a professional copywriter, storywriter and all-round content guru. Her interests include East Asian culture and politics, modern art, food, television and film. When she’s not writing for us, she’s spending time at idNerd’s animation studio, debating over the projectile speed of snot - for a cartoon, of course.
Irene Pyne is a professional copywriter, storywriter and all-round content guru. Her interests include East Asian culture and politics, modern art, food, television and film. When she’s not writing for us, she’s spending time at idNerd’s animation studio, debating over the projectile speed of snot - for a cartoon, of course.

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Daenerys’ silver dragon choker and other ‘Game of Thrones’ collectibles: have you got them all?

Johnnie Walker’s White Walker Scotch, Adidas Ultraboost sneakers and Delveaux handbags are among the special-edition creations

15 Apr 2019 - 2:00AM

Johnnie Walker’s White Walker Scotch, Adidas Ultraboost sneakers and Delveaux handbags are among the special-edition creations

Daenerys’ silver dragon choker and other ‘Game of Thrones’ collectibles: have you got them all?
Where was Game of Thrones filmed? Cersei’s walk of shame, and where Jon Snow and Ygritte made out

With a US$15 million budget for each episode, it is no wonder viewers feel compelled to visit the breathtaking landscapes

12 Apr 2019 - 2:08PM

With a US$15 million budget for each episode, it is no wonder viewers feel compelled to visit the breathtaking landscapes

Where was Game of Thrones filmed? Cersei’s walk of shame, and where Jon Snow and Ygritte made out
Which ‘K Tours’ are giving K-drama fans a taste of their favourite Korean soap?

Fans can relive all the action on the film sets of their favourite Korean soaps

8 Apr 2019 - 11:06AM

Fans can relive all the action on the film sets of their favourite Korean soaps

Which ‘K Tours’ are giving K-drama fans a taste of their favourite Korean soap?
Would you pay US$1.3 million for a bottle of perfume?

The unisex Shumukh – a celebration of Dubai – is set with 3,571 diamonds

7 Apr 2019 - 2:05PM

The unisex Shumukh – a celebration of Dubai – is set with 3,571 diamonds

Would you pay US$1.3 million for a bottle of perfume?
Filipino fine dining: does it exist, and what is it?

Filipinos are everywhere – and if one knows anything about Filipinos, it’s that they love sharing food

25 Mar 2019 - 2:53PM

Filipinos are everywhere – and if one knows anything about Filipinos, it’s that they love sharing food

Filipino fine dining: does it exist, and what is it?
6 things you need to know about ‘Kaws:Holiday’ moving art installation in Hong Kong

Kaws’ cartoon characters are playful, vibrant and graphic interpretations of pop culture and humanity

20 Mar 2019 - 1:01PM

Kaws’ cartoon characters are playful, vibrant and graphic interpretations of pop culture and humanity

6 things you need to know about ‘Kaws:Holiday’ moving art installation in Hong Kong
Rock the latest beauty and make-up trends from the runways

Take inspiration from the hottest looks in spring/summer 2019 fashion shows

17 Mar 2019 - 4:09PM

Take inspiration from the hottest looks in spring/summer 2019 fashion shows

Rock the latest beauty and make-up trends from the runways
Where to eat gluten-free in Hong Kong – and still get a foodie high

These places cater to your dietary needs, while satisfying your culinary desires

17 Mar 2019 - 10:24AM

These places cater to your dietary needs, while satisfying your culinary desires

Where to eat gluten-free in Hong Kong – and still get a foodie high
Where does the humble French fry come from? No, it’s not France ...

It has many different names the world over – fries, chips, wedges, even ‘furaido potato’ – but only one home (apparently)

15 Mar 2019 - 2:30PM

It has many different names the world over – fries, chips, wedges, even ‘furaido potato’ – but only one home (apparently)

Where does the humble French fry come from? No, it’s not France ...
How Cartier’s Les Galaxies collection makes the stars tremble

Artisans use special techniques to make precious stones move

12 Mar 2019 - 10:05AM

Artisans use special techniques to make precious stones move

How Cartier’s Les Galaxies collection makes the stars tremble
Who made the Forbes richest female billionaire list?

The wealthiest women on the planet are worth from US$15 billion to US$49 billion

14 Mar 2019 - 5:37PM

The wealthiest women on the planet are worth from US$15 billion to US$49 billion

Who made the Forbes richest female billionaire list?
From Kylie Jenner to Martha Stewart: the 8 richest female celebrities in the world

Forbes and CelebrityNetWorth.com provide all the statistics on these multimillionaires and billionaires

11 Mar 2019 - 2:52PM

Forbes and CelebrityNetWorth.com provide all the statistics on these multimillionaires and billionaires

From Kylie Jenner to Martha Stewart: the 8 richest female celebrities in the world
World-class design and great sea views: what’s it really like inside Hong Kong’s ultra-luxe 45 Tai Tam villas?

Each limestone villa boasts sophisticated neoclassical architecture, five ensuite bedrooms, sprawling gardens and a private heated pool

1 Mar 2019 - 5:10PM

Each limestone villa boasts sophisticated neoclassical architecture, five ensuite bedrooms, sprawling gardens and a private heated pool

World-class design and great sea views: what’s it really like inside Hong Kong’s ultra-luxe 45 Tai Tam villas?
Why S.T. Dupont’s hot-air balloon cigar lighter costs more than a Lamborghini

At the push of a button, the balloon rises, unveiling a 24ct gold lighter inset with pavé diamonds.

14 Feb 2019 - 6:31AM

At the push of a button, the balloon rises, unveiling a 24ct gold lighter inset with pavé diamonds.

Why S.T. Dupont’s hot-air balloon cigar lighter costs more than a Lamborghini
The gilded granddaughters – and daughters – who are shaking up Hong Kong and China’s boardrooms

The next generation of women entrepreneurs is following in the footsteps of their fathers and grandfathers

4 Feb 2019 - 10:33AM

The next generation of women entrepreneurs is following in the footsteps of their fathers and grandfathers

The gilded granddaughters – and daughters – who are shaking up Hong Kong and China’s boardrooms
Sultan Muhammad V, Malaysia’s first king to abdicate since Independence, and 4 more monarchs who hung up the old crown and sceptre

From Sultan Muhammad V to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, here’s a look at kings and queens from around the world who abdicated for various reasons

8 Jan 2019 - 2:57PM

From Sultan Muhammad V to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, here’s a look at kings and queens from around the world who abdicated for various reasons

Sultan Muhammad V, Malaysia’s first king to abdicate since Independence, and 4 more monarchs who hung up the old crown and sceptre
Live life in the fast lane with McLaren’s Speedtail

The marque’s Hyper-GT can reach a top speed of 250 miles per hour

6 Jan 2019 - 10:03AM

The marque’s Hyper-GT can reach a top speed of 250 miles per hour

Live life in the fast lane with McLaren’s Speedtail
5 things you never knew about Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper

The American is nominated for best actor for ‘A Star is Born’

23 Jan 2019 - 6:21PM

The American is nominated for best actor for ‘A Star is Born’

5 things you never knew about Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper
Opinion | 5 ways to time travel – and celebrate New Year’s Day twice

Celebrations to mark the start of a new year can feel a bit of a let down after the fireworks have gone off, but what if you could welcome 2019 more than once?

28 Dec 2018 - 3:03PM

Celebrations to mark the start of a new year can feel a bit of a let down after the fireworks have gone off, but what if you could welcome 2019 more than once?

5 ways to time travel – and celebrate New Year’s Day twice
5 things to know about K-drama pin-up Song Joong-ki, who will host the Mnet music awards in Hong Kong

The heartthrob star of ‘Descendants of the Sun’ will be in town on Friday to host South Korea’s annual televised awards ceremony

13 Dec 2018 - 11:46AM

The heartthrob star of ‘Descendants of the Sun’ will be in town on Friday to host South Korea’s annual televised awards ceremony

5 things to know about K-drama pin-up Song Joong-ki, who will host the Mnet music awards in Hong Kong
Sabrina Meng Wanzhou’s arrest begs the question, who are the family behind Chinese telecoms giant Huawei?

Current CEO Ren Zhengfei is a former People’s Liberation Army officer who lives a low profile life despite being worth US$3.4 billion

12 Dec 2018 - 8:46PM

Current CEO Ren Zhengfei is a former People’s Liberation Army officer who lives a low profile life despite being worth US$3.4 billion

Sabrina Meng Wanzhou’s arrest begs the question, who are the family behind Chinese telecoms giant Huawei?
From Hogwarts to Versailles, find your medieval magic at these 4 castles from films that actually exist

Grand fortresses featured in the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Marie Antoinette’ movies and TV’s ‘Game of Thrones’ await those who dream of the regal life – for a day

3 Dec 2018 - 1:59PM

Grand fortresses featured in the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Marie Antoinette’ movies and TV’s ‘Game of Thrones’ await those who dream of the regal life – for a day

From Hogwarts to Versailles, find your medieval magic at these 4 castles from films that actually exist
One-minute bio: Christian Dior

The French designer leaps back into flowery feminine forms after years of war-time fashion

19 Nov 2018 - 2:00AM

The French designer leaps back into flowery feminine forms after years of war-time fashion

One-minute bio: Christian Dior
One-minute bio: Yves Saint-Laurent

The French designer created trend-setting looks like the safari jacket, trench coats and pantsuits

13 Nov 2018 - 11:51AM

The French designer created trend-setting looks like the safari jacket, trench coats and pantsuits

One-minute bio: Yves Saint-Laurent
One-minute bio: Giorgio Armani

The Italian fashion designer offers modern style options to the old Hollywood glamour and sequins

13 Nov 2018 - 11:47AM

The Italian fashion designer offers modern style options to the old Hollywood glamour and sequins

One-minute bio: Giorgio Armani
One-minute bio: Coco Chanel

The French designer made her name by doing away with the traditional corseted silhouette

13 Nov 2018 - 11:46AM

The French designer made her name by doing away with the traditional corseted silhouette

One-minute bio: Coco Chanel
6 things you need to know about K-pop idol Victoria Song

The multitalented artist was first ‘discovered’ in Beijing in 2007, and her tasteful incorporation of Korean and European designers has made her a fashion trailblazer

6 Nov 2018 - 3:01PM

The multitalented artist was first ‘discovered’ in Beijing in 2007, and her tasteful incorporation of Korean and European designers has made her a fashion trailblazer

6 things you need to know about K-pop idol Victoria Song
Why the US$179,000 Eminence loudspeaker is a sound investment

The loudspeaker uses cutting-edge composite materials, features a sophisticated cabinet architecture, and strikes the right balance between aesthetics and engineering

9 Nov 2018 - 6:20AM

The loudspeaker uses cutting-edge composite materials, features a sophisticated cabinet architecture, and strikes the right balance between aesthetics and engineering

Why the US$179,000 Eminence loudspeaker is a sound investment
7 things you didn’t know about ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ actress Victoria Loke

The Singaporean ‘Star Wars’ nerd is multilingual, worked as a model in New York and helps to support female empowerment and gender equality

18 Oct 2018 - 11:17AM

The Singaporean ‘Star Wars’ nerd is multilingual, worked as a model in New York and helps to support female empowerment and gender equality

7 things you didn’t know about ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ actress Victoria Loke
10 things you should know about Claire Foy, star of ‘The Crown’

The actress, who plays Queen Elizabeth, has actually met the queen briefly

17 Oct 2018 - 9:30AM

The actress, who plays Queen Elizabeth, has actually met the queen briefly

10 things you should know about Claire Foy, star of ‘The Crown’