Akihabara is known as the heaven for otakus with its collection of Japanese anime and comics. Following years of redevelopment, this place is now famous for Akihabara Crossfield, a business complex with the aim of promoting Akihabara as a center for global electronics technology and trade.
UOB Plaza high-rise building took shape over a decade after the 1997 Asian monetary crisis, when it stood in agony with bare pillars and storeys, behing the giant banner displaying The Westin hotel, a supposedly main tenant hadn’t the crisis brought the construction to a halt.
When dusk fell, workers swarmed the lobbies of BRI 1 and the adjacent BRI 2 Tower, and went out through multiple exit doors which lead to restaurants alley, the famous BRI garden complex, or simply to Sudirman street.
Liem Keng Sien (1954 – 2014) called his home cum studio the university of rest and relax, a creative place…