THE FIERY BAPTISM OF QUALITY THAI CHOCOLATE

Phurich Tanawut takes flavours from the world’s spiciest cuisine to craft internationally acclaimed confections.

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TIN TOWN TURNS TASTY

Munching through Ipoh – Keith Mundy samples Malaysia’s new destination for foodies.

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THE SANDS LESS TRAVELLED

Thailand’s eastern coastline offers seaside escapes and rustic beauty minus the crowds.

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KANDAL CAMBODIA’S NEW CAPITAL OF STYLE

Near downtown Siem Reap, this trend enclave of local talents offers everything from high fashion and unique jewellery to delicious farm-fresh produce.

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DONGCHUAN: GOD’S OWN CANVAS

Fiery red earth interwoven with fields of emerald green, golden yellow and pastel pink transport the traveller to a fairyland in this sleepy district in the southwest of China.

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CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND 
SINGAPORE | MID NOV -1 JAN 2020

Orchard Road may be famous as a shopping paradise, but mid-November brings a seasonal change as a winter wonderland blossoms, read more

 

IT’S TIME TO PARTY 
HONG KONG | 22-24 NOV 2019

Hong Kong’s biggest party, Clockenflap, has been gathering local and foreign talent together in an annual celebration of sonic creativity since 2008. read more

CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES 
BANGKOK | 23 NOV 2019 – 1 MAR 2020 

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) and Sunpride Foundation are join hands to unveil the work of 59 artists in SPECTRO SYNTHESIS II – read more

JOGGING THROUGH ANGKOR 
SIEM REAP | 8 DEC 2019

Cambodia’s biggest running event, the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, gives participants a chance to hotfoot it through the famous ruins of Angkor Wat. read more 

ROYAL BARGE PROCESSION 
BANGKOK | 12 DEC 2019

If you’re seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience, look no further than the grand historic spectacle taking place on the River of Kings in December. read more

TUNES OF THE GALAXY 
KUALA LUMPUR | 13-14 DEC 2019

With the ninth of Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker – set to arrive just before Christmas, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra will be whetting moviegoers’ appetites with a special tribute concert. read more

MAGIC MOUNTAIN OF THE NORTH 

Its kaleidoscope of colours and rare species will take your breath away – but trekkers should save some energy if they want to conquer the mighty Doi Mon Jong. read more

ELIXIR OF THE NORTH

Colourful, aromatic and complex, a bowl of Khao Soi offers a delicious way to make your trip to Chiang Mai memorable. read more

A TOAST TO THE ALL-CONQUERING GRAPE 

First cultivated 8,000 years ago in Europe, the lucious fruit is finally putting down roots in Thailand. read more

TASTED: DREAM BEACH CLUB 

A swanky beach club in a faraway exotic land that hosts internationally renowned DJs, sun-drenched pool parties and late-night wildness is certainly a dream come true for many. read more 

STAYED: MONTAZURE 

Building on its reputation as a top luxury provider in Phuket, the Twinpalms Group recently opened the doors on its latest project – MontAzure. read more 

TASTED: SKY BAR AT NOOK DEE

One of the defining characteristics of Phuket is its mountainous topography, with vantage points opening up mind-blowing vistas of the island-dotted Andaman Sea … read more

HARRY POTTER AND THE THAILAND PHILHARMONIC 
BANGKOK 

Join Harry Potter as he embarks on more wizarding adventures, only this time the much-loved Hogwarts action is backed by a live orchestra. read more

SEA VIEWS WITH FRENCH FLAVOUR 
SAMUI 

Eden Beach Bungalows on Koh Samui’s Bophut Beach has always been a favourite among tourists, and with the addition of its beachfront restaurant, Koh Co, read more 

SHOPPERS’ UNDERWATER PARADISE 
PHUKET 

Shopping can be fun, but even shopaholics need a break occasionally, and at Central Floresta they can rest their eyes on the wonders at Thailand’s largest aquarium. read more

WHY NOT INDULGE? 
CHIANG MAI 

Why Not House of Music is a unique Chiang Mai dining spot where culinary finessse is matched by a passion for live music. read more

MUSIC, IDEAS AND SELF-EXPLORATION
PATTAYA

December sees the ripening of Wonderfruit 2019 – an annual celebration of art, music, ideas and sustainable living. The event runs from December 12 to 16 at Siam Country Club’s The Fields in Pattaya. read more

NUTS ABOUT THE BEAT
CHONGQING

From the dramatic landscape of the Three Gorges to the blistering heat found in its signature hotpots, very little is done in Chongqing by half measures. read more

BUBBLY WEEKENDS
HONG KONG

Constantly adapting to attract discerning diners, Mama San in the heart of Hong Kong’s Wyndham Street restaurant scene has evolved a new weekend brunch that … read more

RARE SCOTCH AND JAZZ
SINGAPORE

Perched atop 40C Harding Road, Maduro is fast establishing itself as a honeypot for jazz aficionados in Singapore. read more

AN ICON REBORN
KUALA LUMPUR

The Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur has been a fixture in the capital’s skyline since 1973, but doors were closed to guests in 2012. After seven years, read more

ESCAPE TO ENLIGHTENMENT
LUANG PRABANG

Luxury resort Amantaka has opened a new Buddhist Learning Centre, giving guests a chance to immerse themselves in the practice and principles of Buddhism. read more

NATURAL PAMPERING
PHNOM PENH

In its search for sensory well-being and wisdom, Bodia Spa has developed a variety of wellness treatments and rejuvenating products crafted from the finest ginger, read more

NON-STOP PARTY TIME
PHU QUOC

Though just four years old, Epizode has already established itself as one of the top electronic music events in Asia. read more

MYANMAR’S NEW FOOD SCENE
YANGON

Locale is rare thing in Myanmar’s commercial capital – a modern eatery with a healthy menu offering an oasis of fresh seasonal fruit juices, read more

JUST SNACKING IN THE RAIN
MUMBAI

This time of the year, Mumbai is known for its chilly weather and steaming cups of sweet and milky spiced “chai” as well as bhajiya or onion fritters. read more

ROMANCE IN THE LAP OF LUXURY
MALDIVES

Nothing is more Instagram – worthy than the heavenly scenes of the Maldives, with its secluded islands and atolls, white-sand coves and Sprite-clear waters. read more