Author: Payal Uttam

A freelance writer, Payal Uttam found her way back to Hong Kong after a prolonged stint in Chicago. In the windy city, she studied journalism, sculpture and eventually art history. Previously the editor of the online magazine Lifestyle Asia, Payal writes about art, travel and food. She has contributed to various publications including Time Out Hong Kong, Chicago Life, WestEast and the South China Morning Post.

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