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Hot Southeast Asian Pop Ups

February 11, 2014

These cool new places are for a limited time only, so don't miss your chance to check them out. By Diana Hubbell

Published on Feb 11, 2014

Red jamón Ibérico streaked with white fat, translucent slices of speck coiled around plump olives, exposed brick walls around a rough-hewn wooden table—this might well be your favorite hole-in-the-wall in Barcelona, but it’s not. In fact, it’s not even a proper restaurant. Roughly three months after opening this month—check with the hotel for exact dates—the Pop-Up Charcuterie Room ( in the Four Seasons Bangkok will be dismantled, so hurry.

The Pop-Up Characterie Room in Bangkok

This is just one of a slew of short term projects around Southeast Asia. Over in Singapore, one of the hottest spots in town is the aptly named Temporium (; until March 8, 2014), a six-month-long ode to the Lion City’s creative side. A partnership between Breezeway, a heritage-centric boutique group, and Tofu, an ambitious design studio, this funky space incorporates art exhibitions, workshops, eclectic cuisine, and locally designed crafts and clothes, all served with a specially designed ceramic mug of artisanal coffee from Papa Palheta.

Temporium Store, an ode to Singapore's eclectic side

Meanwhile in the Philippines, Manila Pop Up ( launches regular events such as food truck rallies, impromptu flea markets and even a “recess” themed event dishing out sophisticated, grown-up renditions of childhood favorites. Nothing like nostalgic noshes.


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