Monocle 24: Asia Pac Unwrapped

by Monocle

Monocle 24: Asia Pac Unwrapped
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 24
  • Last: 11 Oct 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.

Episodes (24)

  • Bangkok’s film following
    Bangkok’s film following
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    Published: 11 Oct 2015 Duration: 29:13
    Grab a bag of popcorn as we shine a spotlight on film production in Thailand. We also explore a new exhibition in Cambodia that is stoking curiosity in the country’s long history thanks to some rather mysterious burial jars. Plus... Read more →
    Grab a bag of popcorn as we shine a spotlight on film production in Thailand. We also explore a new exhibition in Cambodia that is stoking curiosity in the country’s long history thanks to some rather mysterious burial jars. Plus... Read more →

  • Tokyo’s design haven
    Tokyo’s design haven
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    Published: 4 Oct 2015 Duration: 30:00
    Touching down in Tokyo, we explore the department store scene that also acts as a key destination for Japanese design. Plus: how an innovative approach to education is helping one Cambodian school inspire students, and how to nav... Read more →
    Touching down in Tokyo, we explore the department store scene that also acts as a key destination for Japanese design. Plus: how an innovative approach to education is helping one Cambodian school inspire students, and how to nav... Read more →

  • The modern telly
    The modern telly
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    Published: 27 Sep 2015 Duration: 30:00
    We look to Cambodia, which in recent years has emerged as a very attractive destination for investors, particularly among the Japanese. We also check-in at Melbourne’s Hotel Windsor for the city’s favourite high tea as the luxury... Read more →
    We look to Cambodia, which in recent years has emerged as a very attractive destination for investors, particularly among the Japanese. We also check-in at Melbourne’s Hotel Windsor for the city’s favourite high tea as the luxury... Read more →

  • Tokyo’s force awakens
    Tokyo’s force awakens
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    Published: 20 Sep 2015 Duration: 30:00
    As another crazy week unfolds in the Australian capital, we ask comedian Tom Ballard what’s going on in the nation’s political circus. We’re also in Hong Kong, where high-class tailoring rivals that of the traditional high street... Read more →
    As another crazy week unfolds in the Australian capital, we ask comedian Tom Ballard what’s going on in the nation’s political circus. We’re also in Hong Kong, where high-class tailoring rivals that of the traditional high street... Read more →

  • Trendsetting in Seoul
    Trendsetting in Seoul
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    Published: 13 Sep 2015 Duration: 30:00
    The burgeoning tourism sector is pushing many airlines in Asia back into profit so we take a look at which other sectors might be feeling the effects. We ask how sought-after is Danish design among discerning Hong Kong shoppers a... Read more →
    The burgeoning tourism sector is pushing many airlines in Asia back into profit so we take a look at which other sectors might be feeling the effects. We ask how sought-after is Danish design among discerning Hong Kong shoppers a... Read more →

  • Checking out of Tokyo’s Hotel Okura
    Checking out of Tokyo’s Hotel Okura
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    Published: 6 Sep 2015 Duration: 29:04
    It’s a sad week in Tokyo as we bid farewell to one of the city’s most beloved architectural marvels, the Hotel Okura. We also hear from a company that specialises in bringing that cosy-home feeling to those who constantly find th... Read more →
    It’s a sad week in Tokyo as we bid farewell to one of the city’s most beloved architectural marvels, the Hotel Okura. We also hear from a company that specialises in bringing that cosy-home feeling to those who constantly find th... Read more →

  • Eco luxury makes a splash in Cambodia
    Eco luxury makes a splash in Cambodia
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    Published: 30 Aug 2015 Duration: 30:00
    Is Japan’s rail system too safe? We tune in to the difficulties facing Tokyo as it tries to market its famous transport internationally. We’re also in Melbourne where designing a high-end hair salon and a cocktail lounge is all i... Read more →
    Is Japan’s rail system too safe? We tune in to the difficulties facing Tokyo as it tries to market its famous transport internationally. We’re also in Melbourne where designing a high-end hair salon and a cocktail lounge is all i... Read more →

  • The diplomatic evolution of Australia
    The diplomatic evolution of Australia
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    Published: 23 Aug 2015 Duration: 30:00
    The mining boom is over, diplomacy has taken a beating and the prime minister isn’t very popular. We discuss the challenges facing Australia with the country’s former foreign minister Alexander Downer. We also browse a new retail... Read more →
    The mining boom is over, diplomacy has taken a beating and the prime minister isn’t very popular. We discuss the challenges facing Australia with the country’s former foreign minister Alexander Downer. We also browse a new retail... Read more →

  • Melbourne fashion goes global
    Melbourne fashion goes global
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    Published: 16 Aug 2015 Duration: 30:00
    As the economic clouds continue to gather over China, we examine how it all came to this. We also ask whether there’s a noticeable gap between casual shorts and fancier attire – according to one Melbourne entrepreneur, there is. ... Read more →
    As the economic clouds continue to gather over China, we examine how it all came to this. We also ask whether there’s a noticeable gap between casual shorts and fancier attire – according to one Melbourne entrepreneur, there is. ... Read more →

  • Asia’s new coffee capital
    Asia’s new coffee capital
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    Published: 9 Aug 2015 Duration: 28:57
    We take a closer look at the presidency of Indonesia’s Joko Widodo. Then we’re in Sichuan, where spicy hotpot isn’t the only thing putting the region on the map. We also take in Phnom Penh’s growing interest in artisan coffee, to... Read more →
    We take a closer look at the presidency of Indonesia’s Joko Widodo. Then we’re in Sichuan, where spicy hotpot isn’t the only thing putting the region on the map. We also take in Phnom Penh’s growing interest in artisan coffee, to... Read more →

  • Grand plans
    Grand plans
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    Published: 2 Aug 2015 Duration: 28:55
    Superb wine, delicious food and a restaurant design sure to impress. We’re in Melbourne, where culinary magic is a serious business. We also head to Japan, where developers and government officials are trading barbs over preparat... Read more →
    Superb wine, delicious food and a restaurant design sure to impress. We’re in Melbourne, where culinary magic is a serious business. We also head to Japan, where developers and government officials are trading barbs over preparat... Read more →

  • Tapping into potential
    Tapping into potential
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    Published: 26 Jul 2015 Duration: 29:12
    Can Japanese carmaker Suzuki tap into the higher end of the market in India? Plus, despite claims of an accommodation shortage, we look at why Melbourne is set to lose one of its most historic hotels. We also learn how foreign in... Read more →
    Can Japanese carmaker Suzuki tap into the higher end of the market in India? Plus, despite claims of an accommodation shortage, we look at why Melbourne is set to lose one of its most historic hotels. We also learn how foreign in... Read more →

  • Yes we cachaça
    Yes we cachaça
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    Published: 19 Jul 2015 Duration: 28:51
    Pouring ourselves a glass of cachaça, we ponder a bizarre Australian law preventing importation of the spirit. We also check in with our Tokyo bureau to sample some of the rotating array of puddings on offer at the city’s conveni... Read more →
    Pouring ourselves a glass of cachaça, we ponder a bizarre Australian law preventing importation of the spirit. We also check in with our Tokyo bureau to sample some of the rotating array of puddings on offer at the city’s conveni... Read more →

  • 24 hours in Tokyo
    24 hours in Tokyo
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    Published: 12 Jul 2015 Duration: 28:45
    We explore the shady side of a cinema in Melbourne that’s now home to a hidden jazz bar. We then venture out for a spot of shopping at one of Hong Kong’s favourite luxury department stores. Plus, we hear about the rebirth of Sydn... Read more →
    We explore the shady side of a cinema in Melbourne that’s now home to a hidden jazz bar. We then venture out for a spot of shopping at one of Hong Kong’s favourite luxury department stores. Plus, we hear about the rebirth of Sydn... Read more →

  • New trends
    New trends
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    Published: 5 Jul 2015 Duration: 29:07
    We hear about Mandarin Oriental’s plans for a new luxury hotel in Beijing. Barely a week goes by without a trendy burger joint popping up in Melbourne but the latest comes with an interesting twist. In Tokyo we find out why folk ... Read more →
    We hear about Mandarin Oriental’s plans for a new luxury hotel in Beijing. Barely a week goes by without a trendy burger joint popping up in Melbourne but the latest comes with an interesting twist. In Tokyo we find out why folk ... Read more →

  • Coffee and cronuts
    Coffee and cronuts
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    Published: 28 Jun 2015 Duration: 28:56
    We discover that Melbourne is not the only city in the Asia PAC region garnering a reputation as a coffee lover’s capital. We also hear about the Indonesian-flag carrier’s plans for global expansion. Plus: we sample the delights ... Read more →
    We discover that Melbourne is not the only city in the Asia PAC region garnering a reputation as a coffee lover’s capital. We also hear about the Indonesian-flag carrier’s plans for global expansion. Plus: we sample the delights ... Read more →

  • Architecture, “glamping” and urban design
    Architecture, “glamping” and urban design
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    Published: 21 Jun 2015 Duration: 28:51
    We travel to the mountainous Indonesian city of Bandung to discuss architecture. In Tokyo, Kenji Hall ditches the bug spray in favour of luxury camping (or “glamping”). Plus: Brisbane architects Ingrid Richards and Adrian Spence ... Read more →
    We travel to the mountainous Indonesian city of Bandung to discuss architecture. In Tokyo, Kenji Hall ditches the bug spray in favour of luxury camping (or “glamping”). Plus: Brisbane architects Ingrid Richards and Adrian Spence ... Read more →

  • Thai retail buys big
    Thai retail buys big
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    Published: 14 Jun 2015 Duration: 29:01
    As Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate leaps into the world of German luxury department stores, we cross to Bangkok to find out why. Plus: our bureau chief in Singapore runs through this year’s MasterCard Global Destination Ci... Read more →
    As Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate leaps into the world of German luxury department stores, we cross to Bangkok to find out why. Plus: our bureau chief in Singapore runs through this year’s MasterCard Global Destination Ci... Read more →

  • Australian coffee culture
    Australian coffee culture
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    Published: 7 Jun 2015 Duration: 28:45
    We sample some of Melbourne’s small-scale coffee roasters and stop off in New Zealand, where a fall in dairy prices is proving tough for one of the country’s core industries. Plus, Monocle’s Tokyo correspondent tries a tipple at ... Read more →
    We sample some of Melbourne’s small-scale coffee roasters and stop off in New Zealand, where a fall in dairy prices is proving tough for one of the country’s core industries. Plus, Monocle’s Tokyo correspondent tries a tipple at ... Read more →

  • Brave new world
    Brave new world
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    Published: 31 May 2015 Duration: 28:34
    Watch out Silicon Valley, a new hotspot for entrepreneurial tech start-ups is on the horizon. We’re also popping the cork on the emerging market for wine collectors across Asia. We hear about a Japanese city that’s turning its se... Read more →
    Watch out Silicon Valley, a new hotspot for entrepreneurial tech start-ups is on the horizon. We’re also popping the cork on the emerging market for wine collectors across Asia. We hear about a Japanese city that’s turning its se... Read more →