We started focus on writing about small neighbourhood eatery, gradually included hotel stays and travel adventures. Basically every thing we love a long the way through our individual travel style, it could be a story we heard and a dish we tasted. Our philosophy is fairly straight forward, we only write about what we LOVE , it could be a little hole in a wall, a dumpling place, or it could be something aspiring for Michelin Star, to us thats what great food in writing is all about, it is about what MOVE us, writing without being too critical. If the chefs cook what they love, they gonna make great food no matter what. We knew right away that creating this safe COVE for us to archive our meals, travel and life experiences.
Every projects has a beginning, and this project was simply put on hold for a year. Surprisingly writing about all these travels, both our editors never travelled together before.
Meet the Team
Write something about the people who make your business go or your philosophy behind customer service.
Why? Because people want to know who they’re doing business with. It’s a human thing.
Mr.Nicholas Lin | Editor-In-Chief
The Singapore-born marketing consultant turned chef has described his new role as artistic director as “an extension of what I am doing now, but with a broader scope.” The Straits Times described it as an “in-house consultant for troubled or dated restaurants,” the advice of which “can be sought, or delivered.”
Nicholas graduated from the University of New York in 2005, with a degree in the Photographic Arts. He then pursued a Master of Arts in Creative and Media Enterprise, graduating in 2007. Beginning his career as an art buyer at the Minneapolis-based creative media and production agency, Fallon, Nicholas soon went on to found Mini Title in 2011, taking it upon himself to starting up his own chain of restaurants.
A prominent figure within the Singapore society scene, the forward thinking tastemaker was inducted into Esquire’s “Best Dressed Men List” in 2015 and 2017, as well as serving as a muse for fellow restauranteurs such as Jimmy Ho and Micheal Liew.
Mr. Mak Sin Wee | Editor-At-Large
Style maven and managing director for MSWGlobalGroup a distribution arm based in Singapore for some of hottest upcoming jewelry-focused designers from fashion capitals to Singapore. Sin Wee co-founded luxury e-tail site Cultave.com in 2013 in collaboration with his sibling former MSW Global Group executive Justin Mak . The innovative site allows avid high net-worth Asian shoppers to order a select edit of latest season cult brands directly instead of waiting the unconventional six-month wait from Western print magazine to Asian retail scene. Boasting a coveted list of designers including Eddie Borgo, Shourouk, Pamela Love, Nialaya and Bénédicte Mouret to debut on Singapore’s shore and around South East Asia. Sin Wee is a celebrated gourmet traveller whose biting humour and wit bolstered the financial pages of The Business Times for traveling across the globe just to dine at toughest restaurant reservations in the world and whose bylines now regularly appear in Peak Magazine, Huffpost and Asia One. As fearless with his words as he is with his travel adventures, Wee is known for his unapologetic frankness on all things travel and his staunchly individual personal style. Cut from the same cloth as great fashion eccentrics like Virgil Abloh and Anwar Hadid, he’s instantly recognisable for his all black ensemble, wearing oversized fits and layers, modest accessories just to perfect his monochrome look.
Having dropped out of an American University, Sin Wee began his career in an agency specialising in imported fashion and working as part time retail assistant at Tangs Orchard. Sin Wee then became the PR director for Venice based Art Gallery, where he helped curate the art collection, and also served as lead of the Buying and PR department of Cultave.com for the MSW Global Group. With innate talent for photography, he takes inspiration from luminaries such as Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino, which showcased on his personal website. In 2019, Atlas Fine Art Singapore partnered up with Sin Wee in an abstract arts campaign for its online gallery debut project between the brand and his creativity. On his return to Singapore in 2020 as managing editor and then contributing editor, the Brunei native has penned columns such as “APTips Travel Hacks” along with several other commissions. Currently, he is pursuing writing his very first novel while in the midst of setting up a liquor joint-venture.
An active philanthropist, Sin Wee regularly chairs charitable events such as the Habitat for Humanity, Charity: Water and on the committee for several private galas. Sin Wee has also supported various movements such as the Save Venice and hopes one day to co-chair of the annual Singapore Biennale.