Cultural Radar

Cultural Radar

'Cultural Radar' is an ongoing weekly series that will explore a great range of important cultural currents in Asia, all of them important for effective brand-building. Cultural Radar is contributed by Flamingo (www.flamingogroup.com).

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Selfie culture and its impact on beauty brands in Asia
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3 days ago

Selfie culture and its impact on beauty brands in Asia

The industry has adapted the selfie for its own ends, but has perhaps missed some of the deeper desires it reflects.

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Living the mall lifestyle in Jakarta
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Feb 16, 2017

Living the mall lifestyle in Jakarta

Today there are more than 170 malls in Jakarta, and they have evolved into much more than retail spaces. They are an inseparable part of urban life.

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'Hon-sul': More Korean millennials are drinking alone
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Feb 9, 2017

'Hon-sul': More Korean millennials are drinking alone

And they don't see anything wrong with that.

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Today’s Tokyo is no 'Ghost in the Shell' techno-dystopia
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Feb 2, 2017

Today’s Tokyo is no 'Ghost in the Shell' techno-dystopia

Whether futuristic, quirky or cold, Western travellers’ perceptions of Tokyo haven’t changed much in the years between 'Lost in Translation' and this year's 'Ghost in the Shell'.

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These festive-season ads are actually...festive
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Jan 26, 2017

These festive-season ads are actually...festive

Not all this year’s Chinese New Year ads are melancholy, thankfully.

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The paradox of the solo Asian traveller
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Jan 19, 2017

The paradox of the solo Asian traveller

Solo adventurers want to interact and connect with strangers, but may feel reluctant to do so. Can brands help?

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