Tristan Jinwei Chan

Tristan Jinwei Chan is a journalist and content strategist who has written for publications in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Cambodia and Brunei.
Tristan Jinwei Chan
Tristan Jinwei Chan is a journalist and content strategist who has written for publications in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Cambodia and Brunei.

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Inside Singapore’s private kitchens, where chefs share their food, culture and personalities

We talk to seven of the city state’s private kitchen chefs who are relishing the opportunity to let their creativity run free, get to know their diners better and tell the stories behind what they serve.

23 Jan 2019 - 11:44AM

We talk to seven of the city state’s private kitchen chefs who are relishing the opportunity to let their creativity run free, get to know their diners better and tell the stories behind what they serve.

Inside Singapore’s private kitchens, where chefs share their food, culture and personalities
Singapore’s first migrant festival – can it foster understanding, as organiser hopes?

Migrant workers are an essential part of Singapore’s workforce but don’t have a voice. Organiser of festival hopes it will educate Singaporeans about migrants, a million of whom toil there, and inspire compassion in them.

10 Dec 2018 - 10:42AM

Migrant workers are an essential part of Singapore’s workforce but don’t have a voice. Organiser of festival hopes it will educate Singaporeans about migrants, a million of whom toil there, and inspire compassion in them.

Singapore’s first migrant festival – can it foster understanding, as organiser hopes?
How Singapore can claim its fine-dining crown by hosting World’s 50 Best Restaurants

The city state has been chosen to host the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2019, over other culinary capitals like Hong Kong, Bangkok or Tokyo. It’s the first time the event will be hosted in Asia.

17 Nov 2018 - 5:25AM

The city state has been chosen to host the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2019, over other culinary capitals like Hong Kong, Bangkok or Tokyo. It’s the first time the event will be hosted in Asia.

How Singapore can claim its fine-dining crown by hosting World’s 50 Best Restaurants
Singaporeans explain why their food hawker culture merits Unesco listing, hit back at Malaysian critics

Hawker food centres unify country’s diverse threads, express its multiculturalism, and may even be an art form, so they deserve Unesco cultural heritage status, Singaporeans say.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Hawker food centres unify country’s diverse threads, express its multiculturalism, and may even be an art form, so they deserve Unesco cultural heritage status, Singaporeans say.

Singaporeans explain why their food hawker culture merits Unesco listing, hit back at Malaysian critics
What it means to be Singaporean: Lion City citizens at home and overseas share their feelings about nationhood

Singapore National Day is today. We ask Singaporeans about the characteristics that set them apart from other nationalities and, with its identity still evolving, what the city state will be like in another 50 years.

13 Aug 2018 - 10:13AM

Singapore National Day is today. We ask Singaporeans about the characteristics that set them apart from other nationalities and, with its identity still evolving, what the city state will be like in another 50 years.

What it means to be Singaporean: Lion City citizens at home and overseas share their feelings about nationhood
What Singapore’s real crazy rich Asians spend their money on: the houses they buy, restaurants they eat at and holidays they take

This month sees the release of the much-anticipated Crazy Rich Asians film, but how close is it to real life? We talk to Singapore’s high rollers and the people that deal with them to find out what really gets them going.

16 Aug 2018 - 9:07PM

This month sees the release of the much-anticipated Crazy Rich Asians film, but how close is it to real life? We talk to Singapore’s high rollers and the people that deal with them to find out what really gets them going.

What Singapore’s real crazy rich Asians spend their money on: the houses they buy, restaurants they eat at and holidays they take
How Singapore can renew ethnic neighbourhoods without losing their traditional character

The Lion City is known for its traditional ethnic neighbourhoods such as Little India, Chinatown and Kampong Glam. It plans to renew these areas while retaining what makes them special, and gentrification is not on the cards.

4 Jul 2018 - 8:45AM

The Lion City is known for its traditional ethnic neighbourhoods such as Little India, Chinatown and Kampong Glam. It plans to renew these areas while retaining what makes them special, and gentrification is not on the cards.

How Singapore can renew ethnic neighbourhoods without losing their traditional character
What Industry 4.0 means to Singapore and why its workers must upskill and lose their sense of entitlement 

The fourth industrial revolution means employees need to master new digital skills to remain relevant, and industry leaders in the Lion City recognise that workers and employers need to change their mindset 

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

The fourth industrial revolution means employees need to master new digital skills to remain relevant, and industry leaders in the Lion City recognise that workers and employers need to change their mindset 

What Industry 4.0 means to Singapore and why its workers must upskill and lose their sense of entitlement 
Find Singapore boring? Dig a little deeper and you might be surprised 

A global survey ranked the city state well behind Hong Kong and Tokyo on the scale of exciting places to live, but Singaporeans and foreign residents say it offers more than shopping and food, with a thriving cultural scene and growing tolerance of alternative lifestyles

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

A global survey ranked the city state well behind Hong Kong and Tokyo on the scale of exciting places to live, but Singaporeans and foreign residents say it offers more than shopping and food, with a thriving cultural scene and growing tolerance of alternative lifestyles

Find Singapore boring? Dig a little deeper and you might be surprised 
Reasons to be happy if you’re Singaporean: money, security, complaining … and what else? 

A global survey rated Singapore the world’s third happiest country. Not everyone agreed. We asked Singaporeans how accurate that ranking is, and how such a wealthy, highly developed country should measure happiness 

7 Mar 2018 - 12:43PM

A global survey rated Singapore the world’s third happiest country. Not everyone agreed. We asked Singaporeans how accurate that ranking is, and how such a wealthy, highly developed country should measure happiness 

Reasons to be happy if you’re Singaporean: money, security, complaining … and what else? 
Volunteering in Singapore: why it’s on the rise, and the groups looking to add a sixth C – caring – to five Cs in materialist city state

It’s often said Singaporeans have five priorities – cash, car, credit card, condominium and country club membership – but perhaps it’s time to add one more: caring. There’s been a surge in volunteering for good causes recently

5 Jan 2018 - 10:23AM

It’s often said Singaporeans have five priorities – cash, car, credit card, condominium and country club membership – but perhaps it’s time to add one more: caring. There’s been a surge in volunteering for good causes recently

Volunteering in Singapore: why it’s on the rise, and the groups looking to add a sixth C – caring – to five Cs in materialist city state
Seven examples of successful gentrification in cities around the world, from Cape Town to Beirut

Run-down urban areas, once blighted by crime and drugs, are transformed into trendy areas, full of artists’ enclaves, boutique hotels, bars and restaurants. These seven cities have been rebranded by developers

12 Oct 2017 - 4:55PM

Run-down urban areas, once blighted by crime and drugs, are transformed into trendy areas, full of artists’ enclaves, boutique hotels, bars and restaurants. These seven cities have been rebranded by developers

Seven examples of successful gentrification in cities around the world, from Cape Town to Beirut
Why Singapore’s insistence on culturally sensitive gentrification is a model for Hong Kong

The Lion City has managed to modernise its old neighbourhoods, while still retaining their traditional charm and character. We look at seven areas that have undergone development without losing their identity

12 Oct 2017 - 4:50PM

The Lion City has managed to modernise its old neighbourhoods, while still retaining their traditional charm and character. We look at seven areas that have undergone development without losing their identity

Why Singapore’s insistence on culturally sensitive gentrification is a model for Hong Kong
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