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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 12): Despite the naysayers and prophets of doom heralding the flatlining of the global non-fungible token (NFT) mania (which last year’s crypto crash proved), it takes the rare few to soldier on, much less still make a roaring success of it. But just who is the chosen one, you might ask? Takashi Murakami, of course. His fourth and latest collaboration with Hublot recently revealed the first in a sought-after collection of 13 NFTs linked to physical watches, over a grand launch in the contemporary art capital of the world — New York City. Find out more in our cover story this week.

On the cultural side of things, Pola Singh shares how his family handled hardship while straddling a belief system from two worlds in his new book Uphill — The Journey of a Sikh-Chinese Kampung Boy. Physical shows have also returned to the stage in full force. If you need a recommendation, Melur The Musical, a play on the pontianak mythology, runs until Feb 26 at the Petaling Jaya Performing Arts Centre, Petaling Jaya.

For those living in the fast lane, take pleasure behind the wheel of the all-electric Mercedes EQS 450+, which we had the opportunity to cruise around town in. In an in-depth review, read how the marque charges ahead with the top-of-the-line vehicle decked out in bells and whistles that are made to impress. 

And with Valentine’s Day just upon us, restaurants in the Klang Valley are eschewing cookie-cutter experiences to create swoon-worthy menus. Check out our ‘Bites’ page for a bouquet of ideas to spur the romance. If you have left gift-shopping down to the wire, not to worry — we have put together a list of stylish must-haves and practical pick-me-ups that will not seem like an afterthought. 

Read more in the Feb 13 issue of The Edge Malaysia weekly.

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