BANGKOK’S ART VERVE

It’s constant busy in the city’s indie art world, with momentum picking up for an inaugural biennale. Photographer Jesper Haynes makes the rounds on the opening day circuit.

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COLONIAL VESTIGES AND COFFEE BEANS

A former British hill station in Myanmar provides the ideal setting for coffee to thrive.

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PHNOM PENH’S PRECIOUS ASSETS

Phnom Penh’s glorious past can be seen through some of the still functioning buildings designed by the late Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann. If things had gone according to the original plans from decades ago, his influential urban designs would have defined Cambodia’s architectural destiny.

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HAUTE DRAWINGS IN HIGH FANTASY

Infused with a sense of fantasy, urban legends and popular culture, Thai artist and fashion designer Phannapast Taychamaythakool has created a unique collection of illustrations for a global high house of fashion.

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MAKING GOOD ON THE ISLAND

It’s easy to visit Koh Samui and have our days in the sun. But behind the scenes of waving palm trees and beckoning waters, dedicated locals make their paradise a true haven.

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DUA LIPA ‘THE SELF-TITLED TOUR’  
Asia | 1-8 May 2018

British songstress Dua Lipa made quite an impact during her debut performance in Asia back in 2017. read more

ROCKETS FOR RAIN 
Laos & Isaan, Thailand | 4-8 May 2018

In Laos and the northeastern provinces of Thailand like Yasothon and Roi Et, no aerospace engineer is needed to make rockets fly. read more

RUNNING HAPPY WITH COLOURS
Ho Chi Minh | 12 May 2018

Think of India’s Holi festival, a 5k fun run and dance party mixed into one day for a “messy weekend” in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. read more

CHIANG RAI: THE DESTINATION FOR ALL SEASONS 

Many people tend to think of Chiang Rai as a winter haven. In fact, the northern province of Chiang Rai is a destination for all seasons.  read more

RED POSITIVE

When wondering the streets in Thailand, you’ll encounter street vendors with pushcarts of colourful herbal drinks. read more

A GEM AMONG FRUITS

The papaya, with its deep and rich colour, holds many benefits. Easy enjoyment of its smooth and butter-like interior just requires a smooth slice. read more

BARBECUE CARTS

For office staffers to construction workers – skewered snacks serve as comfort food. read more

OLD-STYLE COFFEE CARTS l

The classic brewing method of traditional Thai coffee beings with a large kettle of boiling water,  read more

FRUIT CARTS 

On every busy street, fresh fruit carts are assuredly a common sight. Easily spotted, thanks to the bright colours of assorted fruits neatly sitting on ice blocks, read more

ISLAND STOPLIGHTS

We continue our series with first-hand accounts on the latest discoveries that appeal to the senses.  read more

STAYED: THE NAKA PHUKET

In the ocean of accommodations in Phuket, there are many fishes in the sea. They come in all shapes and sizes: from petite and humble to expansive and opulent. read more 

TASTED: CATCH BEACH CLUB 

Although probably not the first to import the beach club concept to Phuket, Catch Beach Club is largely considered the island’s quintessential elite beach party spot. read more 

A HEARTFELT ROYAL EXHIBIT 
Bangkok 

The exquisite Phya Thai Palace now opens to the public at the main Phiman Chakri Hall, read more

THE TONGSAI BAY EXCLUSIVE 
Koh Samui 

Adding to Koh Samui’s repertoire of sophisticated dining options is the newly opened Butler’s at The Tongsai Bay. read more

CHARM OF A RESTAURANT
Phuket 

UNESCO’s recognition of Phuket as a City of Gastronomy recently spurred increased interest among the local and international crowd for the city’s local cuisines, read more 

SOY MILK HEAVEN
Chiang Mai

With a menu dedicated to soy milk – ‘slow coffee’ bar Yellow Crafts Café – opted out of using a high-tech expresso machine and … read more 

A SPECIAL TIME AT LEVEL 34
Pattaya

If it’s a grand night you’re after, consider going high. Special events can easily happen at the Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar located on level 34 of HIlton Pattaya. read more 

STILT STANDING COMPLEX 
China 

With unique stilt house architecture and views over the intersection of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers,  read more

A SPICY AFFAIR
Hong Kong 

Asians have always had a penchant for spicy food but Chilli Fagna has taken that concept up by several notches. read more

MOVING TO THE MUSIC 
Singapore 

The Ultra Music Festival stands as one of the world’s most highly-anticipated electronic festivals. For two decades, read more

FOODIE HANGOUT
Malaysia 

The row of shop houses in Plaza Batai, on Jalan Damansara, which once housed old bookshops, florists, coffee shops and a market, read more 

CLASSICALLY FRENCH 
Phnom Penh 

For the past two decades, Topaz has cooked its way into the hearts of diners in Cambodia. A landmark destination for the French dining, read more 

UNDER THE DANANG SKY 
Danang 

A growing city like Danang is best seen when you’re perched at Sky 36 Bar observing the skyline. As the name suggests, read more

HERITAGE LUXE
Luang Prabang 

Located in the heart of Luang Prabang, brand new hotel AVANI+ Luang Prabang sits within walking distance to the banks of the Mekong River while being strategically close to the Royal Palace. read more

GOOD MORNING, YANGON
Yangon

Motivated by fitness, health, and the enjoyment of a morning calm, a mix of pro and amateur runners got together to share their love for the activity and … read more 

DESIGN & DÉCOR 
Mumbai

The quaint by-lanes of Kala Ghoda, Mumbai’s cultural precinct, saw another store opening recently. Translate is a concept store that celebrates the traditional handloom weaving and … read more

MALDIVIAN BLUE AND WHITE 
Maldives 

It’s not surprising that couples and seekers of glamorous tropical getaways have long had the Maldvies at the very top of their wish lists. read more