From Singapore to Sydney, Loh Lik Peng has made the unfashionable fashionable, developing trendy hotels and, at the same time, transforming seedy neighbourhoods. He recounts his journey to Yeoh Siew Hoon.

How a Singapore hotelier shone a light on a dodgy part of London

By Yeoh Siew Hoon /
Left: Loh Lik Peng; Right: Marie Baxter