Best of Buro: The Dorchester brand lands in Dubai, 2018 Winter Olympics, and more

Best of Buro: The Dorchester brand lands in Dubai, 2018 Winter Olympics, and more


Text: Amelia Chia

What we loved this week: Skincare products that combat blue light rays, Ong Shunmugam's CNY collection, and Dubai's newest hotel addition

1. Buro 24/7 Malaysia: Did you know the (roofless) PyeongChang Olympic Stadium cost around 116 billion Korean won (approximately SGD 141 million) to build-and will only be used four times before it is torn down? Here's everything you need to know about the ongoing 2018 Winter Olympics.

Winter Olympics 2018, pyeongchang

2. Buro 24/7 Australia: Wrinkles, zits, pigmentation? Research says all these skincare woes could be caused by our addiction to electronic devices. But before you go on a complete digital detox and return to the paper and pen era, there are a number of skincare products on the market working to combat those brutal blue light rays — you can thank us later.

skincare woes, electronics

3. Buro 24/7 Middle East: The famed Dorchester Hotel is set to open a new branch in Dubai. Marking its first complex in the Middle East, the Dorchester Collection has already entered a partnership with Dubai-based developer Omniyat — expect 1930s furnishings, celebrity sightings, fancy doormen, and lavish tea-time setups for the perfect getaway with your girlfriends.

dorchester Dubai

4. Buro 24/7 Singapore: Looking to nail it with your outfit this Chinese New Year? Designer Priscilla Ong's 2018 cheongsam collection is prime example of modern interpretation of a age-old tradition that shines with each passing decade. The 12-piecer draws its theme from a jungle retreat Ong took last year in Seremban, Malaysia which she described as "everything I needed it to be — quiet, serene — I could hear myself think for once." 

Ong Shunmugam

5. Buro 24/7 Singapore: Good news, Fifty Shades Freed is airing in cinemas this weekend. Before you go out and watch it, read our culture editor's opinion on the film, and why it's worth a watch despite the discomfort.

fifty shades freed

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