TURF AND SURF TREAT – BANGKOK 

After keeping Bangkok fidgeting in high anticipation for the opening of mega-treat dining, Burger & Lobster finally launched their first venture in Thailand … read more

AN ORGANIC AFFAIR – KOH SAMUI

Vikasa Life Café is simply breathtaking for its cuisine that is a masterpiece of natural ingredients at its peak quality. read more

MORE RAW – PHUKET 

Phuket is known for its annual Vegetarian Festival, but for year-round meatless cuisine, the island comes up quite short with comparatively limited choices. read more

AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC – SINGAPORE 

For nearly five centuries, the Vienna Boys’ Choir has been a permanent fixture and an enduring icon of music in Austria. read more

CAFÉ’S GREAT STORY – SIEM REAP 

Genevieve’s is arguably one of Siem Reap’s most popular restaurants. Located near Pub Street and the Old Market, read more

OF SOUND, MIND AND BODY – KOH CHANG

A shout out to people living healthy lives as they remind us it’s a good idea to revitalise our minds and nurture our bodies as frequently as possible. read more

SHINE ON – CHENGDU 

The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival as it’s called in mainland China, is celebrated all over the country with the lighting of lanterns. read more

ELEVATED HOT POT – HONG KONG

The hot pot is part and parcel of Hong Kong’s culture. It is a staple offering that is enjoyed by both locals as well as visitors to the city. read more 

LANTA’S ORIGINAL COMMUNITIES – KRABI 

On every habitable island first lived local communities before the appearance of boatloads and flocks of tourists. On Lanta island, read more

BOOKISH BUFFALO – CHIANG MAI 

A relaxing shop with great coffee and second-hand English books for children and young adults, “Bookish Buffalo” just opened in October this year. read more

PHU QUOC PROMOS AND UPGRADES – PHU QUOC

From now until 28 February 2018, book a flight to Phu Quoc with Bangkok Airways and receive a 20% discount on best available rate for … read more

AFTERNOON TEA IN A COLONIAL ATMOSPHERE – YANGON

Not far from Inya Lake on Saya San Road stands the famous white colonial-style tea salon “Acacia Tea Salon”; read more

THE FRENCH CONNECTION

The French might have left Laos more than half a century ago, but their legacy remains in the presence of Vientiane haute cuisine. read more

ON YOUR PLATE – MUMBAI 

Go on a journey on the Grand Trunk Road at Taftoon Bar & Kitchen, which recently opened at Bandra Kuala Complex (BKC), read more

EMBRACE THE NOSTALGIA – BANGKOK

Tucked in the historic area of Lan Luang, Bangkok Publishing Residence (BPR) provides new boutique-style accommodations in a converted old publishing house where legendary Bangkok Magazine was created. read more

HAUTE FRENCH AND HIGH HEELS – BANGKOK

The latest mouth-watering addition in Bangkok’s international culinary scene is Brasserie Cordonnier, an authentic Parisian restaurant in the heart of the city at Sukhumvit 11. read more

SUSTAINING ECOTEXTILES

For people with a preference for ecological textiles and use of natural dyes, including handweaving processes or the artisan skills of handicrafts – read more

A PARADE OF ELEPHANTS – CHIANG MAI

At the beginning of this year, almost 100 funky and coloruful life-size elephant statues were seen over Chiang Mai to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “The Elephant Parade”. read more

NATURE’S TOUCH – SAMUI

At the beginning of this year, almost 100 funky and coloruful life-size elephant statues were seen over Chiang Mai to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “The Elephant Parade”. read more

SANCTUARY OF THE MIND – SAMUI 

Ranging from well-being options like yoga, detox guidance, holistic healing to fitness, the Orion Retreat Center’s wellness programs are noteworthy for its personal approach, read more

GET YOUR COLOURS GOING – PHUKET

A Phuket destination exemplifying whole body fitness and strength, the Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort is organizing a ‘Colour Fun Run 2017’  read more

KRABI WELCOMING STRIPES – KRABI

Throughout the month of November, Krabi provinces welcomes the start of this year’s tourism season, following the end of the monsoon rains. read more

INNOVATIVE THEATRE – PATTAYA

Your imagination becomes reality in a new phenomenal entertainment for everyone at Singha D’Luck Cinematic Theatre.  read more

POSITIVE CHARGE – HONG KONG

The fourth season of the Formula E Championship kicks off in Hong Kong with an exclusive double header. Hong Kong will be the battleground for both opening rounds of the 2017-2018 season, read more

NOT YOUR REGULAR TAKE-OUT – HONG KONG 

Hong Kong’s already poular street food scene is set to gain more prominence with the arrival of HAWKR, a grab-and-go dining concept that delivers the best of the region, read more

BEST FOR BRUNCH – SINGAPORE

The owners at PS. Cafe claim that the restaurant is a “refuge for social gathering”. And judging by the long lines waiting to get into the venue at Harding Road each weekend, read more

VINTAGE DINNER – SINGAPORE

Wtih a range of classic rides of both the two and four-wheeled variety, Kombi Rocks in Serangoon has been a gathering space for motor heads and fans of classic automobiles in Singapore. read more

TO MARKET, TO MARKET – MYANMAR 

Visiting a local food market is one way to observe a bit of local charm and see artisanal products invitingly displayed.  read more

GOOD THINGS – PHNOM PENH

On the leafy street of 240 in Phnom Penh sits a special shopping destination for memorable Cambodian souvenirs. read more

ALFRESCO FILM FEST – LUANG PRABANG

The annual Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) returns to the ancient Lao capital on December 8-13,  read more

ROMAN HOLIDAY IN HO CHI MINH CITY – HO CHI MINH

Known as the capital of motorcycles, Ho Chi Minh City has more than four million bikes and another 1,500 are added each year. read more

STAGE CALL – MUMBAI 

The city’s theatre season comes alive now, with both the premier venues in the city putting up a scintillating calendar of plays and events. read more

ULTIMATE BEST – MALDIVES

Being praised as Asia’s Best Airport Hotel by the International Hotel Awards three years in a row is of high accolade. read more

NORTHERN TOUCH – BANGKOK 

Tucked in the serene street of Nang Linchi, this authentic northern Thai restaurant’s interesting background started with small steps. Beginning as a food joint of homemade northern cuisine and served out at various food events, read more 

MINIMALIST WAVE – BANGKOK

Korean multi-concept store ALAND has finally made its way to Bangkok, right on the 2nd floor of Siam Centre. Poised as a lifestyle store and culture space, ALAND offers a wide array of edgy fashion products and … read more 

BOON RAWD IN THE RAIN – CHIANG RAI

If you believe a visit to the Boon Rawd Farm or Singha Park should be in winter, you’re wrong. In fact, the 8,000 rai (or 3,000 acres) park in Chiang Rai province is also worth strolling during the rainy season. read more 

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER CERAMICS – LAMPANG 

The Year of the Rooster has boosted the sale of ceramic wares, especially those made in Lampang province. Why? It’s simply because the northern province is the birthplace of traditional ceramic bowls known as “Cham Gai Lampang” (the Lampang chicken bowl), read more 

SKIN ART – CHIANG MAI 

Globally recognised, the Phuket-based “Celebrity Ink” tattoo studio has just branched out to the north of Thailand. The Chiang Mai facility, the only branch outside Phuket following decade after its start; read more 

FULFILLMENT IN ONE STOP – SAMUI

Samui Health Shop, which provides premium organic and natural products from all over Thailand, now makes them more accessible in the Lamai area with a bonus of reasonable price. An organic coffee and juice bar at the front entrance greets all, read more 

PLAY A GAME – SAMUI

Samui now has another reason why it’s Thailand’s leading tourist destination. “Escape Break Samui” pumps up the excitement with a real-life escape game in which 5-6 people can participate. You’ll have 60 minutes to search for clues, read more 

TURTLE RUN – PHUKET 

October 8 of this year marks the 13th anniversary of Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation’s annual Turtle Run and teaches awareness of the beach of Mai Khao as a nesting place for sea turtles. read more 

PARK LOVES ART – PATTAYA

Explore a new and trendy art park in Pattaya where a leisurely walk around the park means discovering hundreds of love-themed sculptures and installations designed and created by professional artists. read more 

FULL MOON FEVER – HONG KONG

Hong Kong will be at the height of activity during the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, which marks the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The traditional festival, which first began during the Tang dynasty, read more 

GATHERING OF SUPERHEROES – SINGAPORE

For the tenth year running, the Singapore Toy Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) will showcase the latest and greatest in the toy, gaming and comic industry. Although the even has served as a gathering place for collectors and comic book and gaming fans, read more 

RACE TO THE FINISH – MALAYSIA

After 19 years, Malaysia will host its final Formula One Grand Prix. Although it’s bittersweet to see the world’s hottest race end, there’s no doubt that this final event will deliver all the on-track action racing fans deserve. read more 

GLIMPSES OF MYANMAR CULTURE – YANGON

Karaweik Palace Restaurant is another one of the more famous landmarks in Yangon, distinctive for its floating barge on the Kandawgyi Lake. If you have limited time in Yangon and would like to get a bit of Myanmar culture, read more 

A TASTE OF HISTORY – PHNOM PENH

For over two decades, the FCC (Foreign Correspondents Club) Phnom Penh has been the meeting place in the Cambodia capital. From the very first day of operations in 1993 read more 

GOODWILL RUNNING – LUANG PRABANG

Go to Luang Prabang with a pair of running shoes and sign up for the Luang Prabang Half Marathon – a goodwill run at the UNCESCO World Heritage Site along the Mekong River. Organised by the Lao Friends Hospital for Children, read more 

FRENCH CONNECTION – HO CHI MINH

The French introduced Vietnam to coffee in the 19th Century and originally tea drinkers, the Vietnamese people took to the other caffeine immediately. read more 

NINE NIGHTS FOR A GODDESS – MUMBAI

Navratri, Durga Pooja, Dassera-these are the various names for a major festival celebrating the different forms of the Goddess durga. In Mumbai, the Gujarati community celebrates with music and dance over nine nights, read more 

RUSTIC CHICK SHACK – MALDIVES

The Fish & Crab Shack redefines the ambience of beachside dining. This time, the rustic-chic culinary oasis sits halfway along Finolhu’ sandbar. read more 

BA HAO – BANGKOK

Before the curtain closes on the day, hop into a bar that brings back the 70s vibe to Bangkok’s Chinatown again. read more 

RISTR8TO – CHIANG MAI 

A jewel of a coffee spot on Nimman, Ristr8to (pronounced ris-trae-to) is a specialty café in Chiang Mai …  read more 

BE WELL, GET BETTER – SAMUI

The beauty of islands such as Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngnan, as well as the mainland coastline of the Gulf of Thailand, read more 

THE CAKE IS LEGEND – TRANG

After 21 years, the Trang Cake Festival simply gets larger and more vibrant. read more 

HIDDEN TALENT – PHUKET 

Phuket Art Village is a hidden treasure off the Rawai main strip where original art pieces by talented Thai artists dwell, read more 

STRIKE A RELAXING POSE – TRAT 

Even though you’re travelling, maintain a healthy lifestyle. Even better, unwind with a breathtaking view and some yoga. This can be done at the Blue Lagoon Koh Chang, read more 

CRUSIN’ ON THE RIVER – PATTAYA 

If the hustle and bustle of Pattaya gets a bit much, consider a day trip cruising along canals on a long tail boat. read more 

FLORENTINE STYLE – HONG KONG 

If your idea of a steak is a thick cut like the ones favoured by the folks in Florence, Italy – than you’ll appreciate the specialty of Bistecca. read more 

FULL ON FOOD – SINGAPORE 

Singaporeans always crack the joke that eating is the national pastime and food – well, it’s a national obsession. read more

DWELLINGS SMALL YET GREEN – MALAYSIA 

Could we really live in a house without having to pay for monthly electricity and water bills? The Green Man Tiny Home is Malaysia’s first ever extreme zero energy, read more

YANGON OASIS – MYANMAR 

In mid-rainy season, it’s goodbye to hanging out in the Yangon outdoors. Social meetups and mellow moments with friends in the ambience of café are but a distant memory. read more

LUANG PRABANG, A PALATE TEASER – LAOS) 

Luang Prabang, with its setting as a sleepy riverside town of 33 gilded temples, saffron-robed monks, and faded Sino-European villas, read more 

UP FOR A SUNDOWN – CAMBODIA 

Visitors to Phnom Penh make the trip at least once to Russian Market for the hustle and bustle and shopping sprees over affordable name-brand clothing. read more

INDEPENDENCE DAY AT THE MUSEUM – INDIA 

The fifteenth of August is Independence Day and there’s no better place to check out the origins of the city and its cultural past than a little jewel box of a museum set in a garden. read more

YOGA BY THE OCEAN – MALDIVES 

Located on the unspoiled Thaa Atoll, Como Maalifushi boasts a superb natural landscape and privacy that goes hand-in-hand with its visual feast. read more

OPENING TO CREATIVITY – BANGKOK
Open House is Central Embassy’s iconic creative space in collaboration with celebrated Tokyo design studio Klein Dytham Architecture. As the name suggest, read more 

TO FLY WITH IDEAS – BANGKOK
Poised to be the new creative hub on the Thonburi side, Chang Chui sprawls on 11 rai of land and offers space for art exhibitions, movie screenings, play, read more 

ARTISTIC LODGINGS – CHIANG MAI
One of the most successful hospitality trends in recent years has been the creation of design and art hotels. This has been successfully realised at the Art Mai Gallery Hotel nestled in downtown Chiang Mai, read more

MECCA OF CONTEMPORARY ART – CHIANG MAI
MAIIAM is fast becoming a household name whether one is an art lover or not. The name plays with the word “mai” as in Chiang Mai province and also means ‘new’ in Thai. read more 

HIGH ON A WIN – KOH SAMUI
The signature view, the signature dishes – it’s hard to know what to focus on. But then the tranquil blue waters of Crystal Bay or Silver Beach’s waters calm you and eating becomes a meditative process at The Cliff restaurant. read more

MORE SECRETS – KOH SAMUI
The Library, a concept hotel on Koh Samui has its legency of island luxury for almost a decade. This year, it is introducing “Secret Chapters” – the latest hotel addition that serves as a unique alternative to The Library yet still posses the spirit of the perfectly fabulous hideaway. read more

WE GATHER HERE TODAY … – PHUKET
Phuket will again play international matchmaker and bring together business operators in the world. The Destination Wedding Planners Congress (DWP) meets at the Banyan Tree Laguna Phuket from May 2 to 4. read more

FLOAT ON – LANTA ISLAND, KRABI
If you want to learn more about sea gypsies, don’t miss this rare opportunity during the Loi Ruea Chao Le Festival (literally Floating Boats of the Sea Gypsies). It happens on Lanta Island only twice a year. read more

EAT AND DRIVE – PATTAYA
Located inside the lobby of Siam@Pattaya at Pattaya, the Car Bar offers a unique bar experience you won’t forget. Beautifully decorated ‘cars’ are converted into dining seats and tables according to its car concept. read more

COME SAIL AWAY – PATTAYA
Imaging the spectacular scene of boats during the waters as they cruise the ocean. The wonder of witnessing such an event is possible at the ‘Top of the Gulf Regatta,’ an annual international sailing event. read more

A STATION STOP  – HONG KONG
In the vast concrete buildings of Hong Kong, dwellers seek out comfort zones. One of these places is La Station, a neighbourhood café smack dab in the middle of a busy market, read more

LOVERAMICS STYLES – HONG KONG
If you’d like to take a piece of Hong Kong away with you, there’s Loveramics, a local lifestyle concept store. The quality ceramics are made with traditional methods but with a modern touch to their designs. read more

ULTRA SINGAPORE – SINGAPORE
The Wave of ULTRA Music Festival (UMF) hit the shores of Singapore in 2015, when the folks behind UMF decided to find out how hot electronic dance music (EDM) was on the island.   read more

THE GREAT SINGAPORE SALE – SINGAPORE
There’s no better time to shop than during the Great Singapore Sale – Singapore’s biggest sale of the year. Known to Singaporeans as the GSS, this annual sale season is a true highlight for any shopaholic worth their sale.   read more

TOWERTHON RACE, ANYONE? – KUALA LUMPUR
Prepare for one of the most challenging run in the world because KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge is about to challenge all hard-core runners again this year. The event will be held on 14 May 2017 at Menara Tower, read more

REACH FOR THE SKY – MADALAY, MYANMAR
Sky Bar & Restaurant at the top of the Ayarwaddy River View Hotel in Mandalay was once named once of the world’s best rooftop bars in Asia by readers of the UK newspaper, The Guardian. read more 

NIGHY SKY REVELS – HO CHI MINH
Ho Chi Minh rooftops will forever be remembered for the iconic images of the end of the Vietnam War. American helicopters frantically evacuated people in the chaotic final days. read more

TO DINE IN INDIGO – MUMBAI, INDIA
Nestled in a quiet lane of southern Mumbai, Indigo has been long the choice of celebrities, politicians and Mumbai’s bigwigs for almost 20 years. Indigo is a handsome mix of good, old charming colonial bungalow and European cuisine. read more

CASTAWAY PARADISE – MALDIVES
The name Soneva has always been associated with a commitment to sustainability, excellent hospitality and a simply elegant atmosphere in the world of luxury hotels. This time, read more

THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF PAMPERING 
Bangkok

Feel good, yet be well is the new luxury. Spa under the “Harnn” brand has just founded the “Asian Holistic Academy” which is entirely dedicated to education on holistic wellness. Read more

POI SANG LONG FESTIVAL 
Mae Hong Son

Poi Sang Long (Festival of the Jewelled Sons), also known as Buad Luk Kaew (Ordaining the Beloved Sons), read more

POLO PLAYING ELEPHANTS
Chiang Rai

Elephants play polo? In addition to soccer? Although the sport is commonly played on horses, there is a long history of playing polo on elephants, read more

CHARITY BEGINS AT MIDNIGHT
Koh Samui

If you love running, but don’t like the sun as much, this charity sporting event is for you. read more

OF TRASH AND HEROES
Koh Samui

Many of us want to volunteer, even on vacation, but it can be difficult and time-consuming. Being a “Trash Hero” is simple. read more

PARADISE ALTERNATIVE
Koh Samui 

A music and lifestyle festival, Paradise Island, debuts in Koh Samui, a 2-day arts and music event that takes place on 15-16 April at the secluded beauty of Big Buddha Beach. read more

BIKERS HAVE THEIR DAY  
Phuket

Once you have the vroom of motorcycle bikes as they rumble around the hills and highways on the island, then it’s Phuket Bike Week. read more

SANCTUARY OF TRUTH 
Pattaya

How is truth manifested? In Pattaya, it begins with a remarkable structure that’s a gigantic wooden temple. read more

ELECTRONIC ARTS
Hong Kong

Since its creation in 1994, Sónar has established itself globally at the cutting edge of the electronic music landscape and … read more

ART COMES TO LIFE 
Singapore

As stunning outside as it is, Singapore’s iconic lotus flower-shaped ArtScience Museum has opened a new permanent exhibition, read more

SPLIT LANDING
Malaysia 

Kuala Lumpur most certainly lacks no imagination when it comes to themed nightspots, but nothing comes close to the Heli Lounge Bar. read more

ON LOTUS POND  
Myanmar 

Splendid varieties of lotus grow in the Taunggyi district of the Shan state, with the most famous being the “Kyar” (Padonmar lotus), read more

GOOD FOOD, GOOD WINE AND GOOD COFFEE 
Vietnam

When in Danang, take the Ba Na cable car – one of the most impressive and scenic cable car lines in the world – to the French Village on Ba Na Hills.. read more

3-2-1 ACTION
India

A visit to Mumbai is incomplete without experiencing a Bollywood set. SJ Studios, located in the city, gives you a good glimpse of what’s it’s like to work on the set. read more

THAI TASTES ON THE ISLAND
Maldives

Any chance you crave a Land of Smiles’ taste, one of the best and luxury dining experience is at Benjarong – the signature Thai restaurant at the Dusit Maldives at Baa Atoll. read more

IN BANGKOK, JAMIE’S ITALIAN
Bangkok

Jamie Oliver’s got a new home in Bangkok. Rather, it’s his new eatery in town called Jamie’s Italian. This is the first restaurant in Thailand for the UK celebrity chef and down-to-earth food pioneer, read more

THE BIGNESS OF MINIATURES 
Bangkok

They’re the talk of the town. How does Anfield Stadium from Liverpool and Hoover Dam from the US get to the neighbourhood of Ekamai in Bankgok? read more

TIME FOR TEA 
Chiang Rai 

For half a century, Choui Fong Tea has been well-known for the top quality of its traditional teas which are cultivated in its own gardens in Chiang Rai. read more

CHIANG MAI BY NIGHT
Chiang Mai

One of the best ways to discover Chiang Mai is to participate in a three-hour privately guided night tour. Led by a knowledgeable guide,  read more

A BURGUR CHALLENGE, ANYONE?
Koh Samui 

It can’t be anywhere else but Stacked if you’re a burger lover who loves a challenge. Located in front of OZO Hotel at Chaweng beach on Samui island, read more

LAST RESORTS TO LUXURY 
Koh Samui 

There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing when we’re talking about beach resorts. Last December, Celes Beachfront Resort Koh Samui debuted next to its sister, read more

SALT LIFE PALETTE
Koh Samui 

Zoe Olivia Young, a rising talent in the Sydney art scenes, is now an artist in residence at one of Samui’s top boutique hotel.  read more

WONDERFRUIT FESTIVAL GOES GREEN
Pattaya

Thailand’s biggest art, music and life festival has set new dates on the field of Siam Country Club, Pattaya. The upcoming 4-day festival is jam-packed with various artists such as Rudimental, read more

DELICIOUS DEMONIC 
Hong Kong

He may have named himself the Demon Chef, but there is so much more to Alvin Leung’s cuisine than mere provocation. Located in the bustling district of Wan Chai,  read more

NGONG PING 360 CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE 
Hong Kong 

The Ngong Ping 360 cable car is scheduled to suspend its service from early January 2017 for rope replacement. The maintenance project should complete in early June 2017. read more

LET’S ROCK 
Singapore 

Located just a short walk from the beach and a part of Resorts World Sentosa, the Hard Rock Hotel features fun and fantastic décor inspired by rock and roll culture. read more

THE PAWN ROOM
Malaysia 

With an atmosphere reminiscent of an ancient Chinese pawn shop, The Pawn Room takes visitors back to a 1920s Shanghai, decorated with paper lanterns, rattan chairs and herbalist cabinets.  read more

TOP CHEF BY THE LAKE
Myanmar 

Leading Swiss chef Boris Granges is now at the helm of Le Planteur, a restaurant in a stunning colonial-era waterfront property on picturesque Inya Lake. read more

LIE-IN HARMONY
Vietnam

Work on your mind and body without having to move an inch. Lie down to the ultimate experience at HARNN Heritage Spa that’s at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort and … read more

CAVING IN 
India 

For a change of pace from Mumbai’s exhilarating energy, it is worthwhile to escape to a plethora of deep, ancient and mysterious caves not far from the city.  read more

A REAL RETREAT 
Maldives  

How about getting away from it all by retreating to the superb resort of Sun Aqua Vilu Reef? Accessible by a 40-minute seaplane flight in which guests can truly discover the beatify of the area from the air. read more