Meet chef Clement Ronald Ng, the Singaporean ‘floral chef’ at Bangkok’s the 51 tasty moments, Lifestyle, Singapore News

It’s not every day that you see a chef cooking with flowers. And we don’t just mean the occasional orchid on top of your noodles. “Floral cuisine is not new. In China, they ate flowers more than 500 years ago,” explains Singaporean-born Chef Clement Ronald Ng, who first experimented with “floral cooking” during his early days in the kitchen. “It’s just troublesome and not commercial viable so people stopped doing that. Many places have flowers but it’s just a salad, so I’m trying to introduce it again.” Clement’s first restaurant…

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Singapore’s Zilingo raises US$226 million to expand fashion site inspired by Bangkok’s Chatuchak market

Zilingo, a Singapore-based online fashion marketplace, raised US$226 million to fund an expansion into the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia. Investors in the series D financing included Sequoia Capital, Temasek Holdings, Burda Principal Investments, Sofina and EDBI, the company said on Tuesday without disclosing a valuation. The start-up is valued at US$970 million, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named because the information is private. Zilingo, founded by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor, started as a fashion and lifestyle marketplace in 2015 to help small…

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