OFFICE FOR THE WEEK
While not everyone is sold on a complete switch to working from home, most would see the upside to clocking in the eight hours from the comfort of a villa or by a pool. Pain Metha, Airbnb’s regional director in APAC, describes “working from anywhere” as the pandemic version of business travel, and the company has introduced search functions that make it easier for travelers to find a novel place to call the office.
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Nearly two decades in the making, the M+ museum in Hong Kong has ambitions to be the leading cultural institution in Asia—and one of the best in the world. This month, it finally opens to the public
Still Burning Bright
Cantopop diva Anita Mui left the world at the pinnacle of her career. Eighteen years later, her producer friend Bill Kong and model Louise Wong revive her story and realise her unfulfilled wish of making a film
Get Ready for Ramsay
Chef Gordon Ramsay tells us about his new Malaysian restaurant and reveals what local delicacy still scares him
While the rest of the world shut down, many members of Paris’s fashion elite refused to let the pandemic get in the way of a good time
More Than Shiraz
Australia may not be the first place you think of when it comes to cabernet sauvignon, but to ignore its offerings is to miss out
Suiting up for the Eternals
Ma Dong-seok, South Korea’s Jack of all trades, talks firsts and more
Power couple Scha Alyahya and Awal Ashaari seem to have it all—a loving marriage, beautiful family, thriving careers and an exciting business. Throughout it all, they keep their feet firmly on the ground while keeping their eye on the prize
The Great Indoors
Jonas Wood has shot to global fame by bringing still-life painting into the 21st century. His latest exhibition opens in Hong Kong this month
New Hit Wonders
Ever wanted to venture off the beaten path? Malaysia is blessed with so much natural beauty. Here are hidden gems worth discovering if you know where to look
Two Become One
Three romantic couples on their journey through love, life and marriage
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
HOW TO SAIL AWAY WITHOUT QUITTING YOUR LIFE: ADVICE FROM A COUPLE WHO’VE DONE IT. PATRICK AND SHEILA DIXON EXPLAIN HOW TO MAKE ‘HYBRID CRUISING’ WORK
Airbnb Has A Nightmare Problem
When violent crimes happen during stays, the company’s secretive safety team is called on to soothe guests, help families—and prevent PR disasters
The Nightmare Share
She posted an ad for a roommate. What’s the worst that could happen?
How to Survive A Bubble
No one can be sure if markets are too high—but your emotions probably are
Back-to-Back Blockbuster IPOs Revitalize Wall Street
Last year was full of blockbuster IPOs (initial public offerings) across the globe.
Airnbn, Resilient in Pandemic, Goes Forward With IPO
Airbnb proved its resilience in a year that has upended global travel. Now it needs to prove to investors that it sees more growth ahead.
Never Mind the IPOs—Rent's Falling
Money is washing through the tech sector, but some of its workers have left San Francisco
Airbnb Hopes To Raise Up To $2.6B In Mid-December IPO
Airbnb hopes to raise as much as $2.6 billion in its initial public stock offering this month, betting investors will see its home-sharing model as the future of travel.
Did Airbnb Win The Pandemic?
The company’s ability to adapt to Covid puts it ahead of rivals and may have saved its IPO
AIRBNB DETAILS YEARS OF LOSSES AHEAD OF PLANNED IPO
Airbnb was losing money even before the pandemic struck and cut its revenue by almost a third, the home-sharing company revealed in documents filed this week ahead of a planned initial public offering of its stock.