FINDING THE THAI SWEETS SPOT

Thai desserts, or khanom, are blissful treats with a ubiquitous presence.

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CHENGDU IT YOURSELF

In a cuisine-rich place like Chengdu, no reservations are necessary to eat well – as long as you have no reservations in eating its bold, fiery food.

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THAI FOOD SCENE: AN ANCIENT REVIVAL

Followers of hip eats might start to find listings passe. Real foodies, those who live and breathe food alone, are seeking something more significant and meaningful beyond the story of a tasty dish.

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A COOKING WIN OF ART AND SCIENCE

After abandoning an early career using her skills a food analyst, our Top Chef winner finds contentment in a professional kitchen using her talents to create exciting cuisine.

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THE VIBRANT TASTE OF HOLI

The advent of spring is marked with colourful celebrations of Holi across India. Prachi Joshi takes you on a journey to explore its festive foods.

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A CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
Hong Kong | Now – 24 Mar 2018

Hong Kong welcomes a performance arts extravaganza starting late February when the Hong Kong Arts Festival takes place throughout the island. read more

A NEW ROUTE 
Chiang Mai – Hanoi | 25 Mar 2018

If you love the aromatic flavour of pho soups, cha ca (grilled turmeric fish with dill), bun cha (grilled pork patties), a café culture, read more

MOTOR SHOWTIME
Nonthaburi | 28 Mar 2018 – 8 Apr 2018

This is the biggest automotive event in Southeast Asia and you can expect the world’s latest innovations, technology and designs from the automobile industry. read more

KRABI’S INNER BEAUTY 

The sheer beauty of Krabi – radiant in its dazzling cerulean waters that blend and sometimes contrast with an indigo sky and dreamy sunsets – puts it at the top of the list for many travellers. read more

KHAO CHAE: A DISH ROYALE 

By wanting auspiciousness from the heavens, the Mon people created a dish meant for the gods that later became fit for royalty. read more

SUPER SWEETNESS IN SUMMER 

The watermelon is the glamour star of summer fruits. On a hot sunny afternoon, the tastiest way to keep cool is to take a bite of a refreshingly cold one. read more

L’ÉTRANGER BOOKS & TEA 
Luang Prabang 

L’Étranger Books & Tea is a place where you can linger for hours. Its shoes-off policy encourages neighbourly lounging amid wicker sofas and soft pillows. read more

THE FLICKS COMMUNITY MOVIE THEATRES 
Phnom Penh 

Started in 2009 by a New Zealand couple, and subsequently changed hands via a crowdfunding project in 2011. The Flicks have turned into Phnom Penh’s leading art house cinemas. read more 

THE PROJECTOR 
Singapore 

The Projector is an independent cinema resulting from a collaboration of design professionals who renovated two iconic theatre halls. House in the historic Golden Theatre, read more

STAYED: Le Meridien Koh Samui

Relaxation begins upon arrival at Koh Samui International Airport and continues twenty minutes later at the Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort and Spa. read more

TRIED: TAMARIND SPRINGS 

In many ways it takes to bliss out in Samui, doing a spa retreat should be high on the list. When it comes time to further soothe the body and soul, read more

TASTED: DR FROGS 

Together with Samui’s offer of a good night’s rest and some pampering should include meals with spectacular views. read more

VIVID TASTES AND DREAMY DELIGHTS
Bangkok

SRETSIS, the Thai fashion brand of unique kitschy and quirky charisma designs has once again released a dream-like manifestation, this time with Sretsis Parlour. read more

CERULEAN CRUISING 
Koh Samui

The splendour of Angthong National Marine Park and the surrounding islands can now be appreciated on daytrips aboard luxury yachts. read more

SOUTHERN THAI TOUCH 
Phuket

This black traditional Thai teak house sits on stilts in a floating illusion that seems to exist in your surreal dreams. Black Ginger – an elaborate Thai restaurant at the Slate Phuket – read more

MOTHER OF ALL SONGKRAN 
Chiang Mai

One way to celebrate Songkran in its most traditional form is a good dousing of water and even more non-stop fun where it all begain – Chiang Mai. read more

TRULY THAI 
Pattaya

Get to know all about the deep roots of Thai art and culture at the Thai Thani Art and Culture Village in Pattaya. read more

CHONGQING’S RED FORTRESS 
China

Shibaozhai Pagoda, or “Stone Treasure Fortress” in English, is considered an architectural wonder of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) as it was constructed without nails. read more

GASTRONOMIC ART 
Hong Kong 

Vicky Lau has carved a reputation for serving beautifully presented edible stories at the well-established Tate Dining Room & Bar. read more

NEIGHBOURHOOD OF GOOD EATS 
Singapore 

Lined with beautifully restored colonial shophouses, Duxton Hill makes for a very picturesque setting. Its unique architecture aside, read more

TIME FOR KOPITIAM 
Kuala Lumpur 

This traditional old school kopitiam (coffee shop) is an institution for KL-ites. Situated near the centre of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre on Jalan Kamunting, read more

PEDALLING FOR CHARITY 
Cambodia

Cycling remains one of the best ways to truly soak in the sights and sounds of Cambodia. Each year, read more

A SUNSET BAR 
Phu Quoc, Vietnam

After a day being barefoot at the beach, end it by catching a sunset. Chuon Chuon Bistro & Sky Bar, read more

MEAL WITH A VIEW 
Yangon 

For those wanting a break from the local hotel breakfast, there’s always dim sum near Kandawgyi Park. read more

SPIRIT OF LAO TEXTILES 
Vientiane

Lovers of traditional and even antique textiles are in for a treat in Vientiane, as the Lao Textile Museum is one of the many must-see attractions. read more

GOAN GOOD AND MORE 
India

Goa seems to be the flavour of the season in Mumbai. Lady Baga brings the relaxed Goa beach shack vibe with an ambiance of deck beds, read more

ALL INCLUSIVE PARADISE 
Maldives 

The world-class holiday destination of the Maldives never runs out of hospitable choices for a dream sojourn. read more