After almost six months of anticipation, the world’s most expensive painting — the Salvator Mundi — will be displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi on 18 September. The portrait painted by legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci was sold at an exorbitant S$613 million to the Saudi prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan al-Saud. Taking into account its hefty price tag and famed creator, it will come as no surprise if this painting becomes a massive crowd-puller at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

More on museums, Tokyo recently announced plans to open a digital-only museum in the upcoming week. No objects, nothing inanimate, just interactive and digital artworks through different monitors and projectors. This feels more like the 21st century, doesn’t it?

Keep on reading for some of our best stories of the week.

Dining

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Waku Ghin’s crown jewel: Marinated botan shrimp with sea urchin and Oscietra caviar, presented in a sea urchin shell with a mother-of-pearl spoon.

We recently visited the two-Michelin-starred Waku Ghin, which left us impressed with its sumptuous food and meticulous culinary techniques.

Style

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Dressing to impress is no longer just about putting on a suit and tie, it’s about being loud and proud. (Photo: Phil Oh)

Dad pieces and man bags are all the rage now. From the streets of Spring 2019, here are five street style tricks to amp up your look. 

Watches

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The Leica L1 and L2 watches are made out of brushed stainless steel.

It’s not every day that a camera brand comes up with a watch, and a good one at that. Leica recently released its new Leica L1 and L2 watches that fuse functionality and style.

(Photo credit: Hodinkee)

Grooming

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Jonathan Van Ness. (Photo: Austin Hargrave)

If you love Queer Eye, check out our guide to Jonathan Van Ness’ best grooming tips.

#lifestyleasiasg’s Instagram of the Week

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1,500hp, 0-100kph in less than 2.5 seconds, 16 cylinders with four turbochargers – meet the stunning scarlet devil in the flesh at the inaugural @fullertonconcours this weekend.

Follow us @LifestyleAsiaSG on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a live feed on the most happening restaurant openings, fashion previews, and cocktail parties in Singapore.

(Hero and featured image: Phil Oh)

Adrian Han
SG Visual Support