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Updated: 2018-12-24 10:43:56

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Ology's dishes are inspired by the 10 Heavenly Stems and its dessert reflects the dichotomy of yin and yang. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The decor of the dining area was inspired by the philosophy of wuxing, the five elements in Chinese culture - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Just like how each element is associated with different aspects of the universe, they too have the same function in Ology. For example, Metal is associated with the yellow copper window frames, while Wood can be referenced to the antique wooden decors. The red cinnabar ceiling symbolizes Fire while the brick wall and tiles represent Earth. With regard to Water, Fu says that it is represented by the diners in the space as "human beings are like floating clouds and flowing water".

The music that the restaurant streams shares the same traditional theme. Chinese opera works such as Peony Pavilion, Tale of the Pipa, The Jade Hairpin can be heard, though there were also instances of Chinese electronic music.

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