Plunging into the Maldivian Blue

The luxurious settings of the Maldives are usually enjoyed above water. But staying on a liveaboard boat and diving into the archipelago’s underwater world can be an even richer experience.

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Satun: Natural Wonders Unfold in Ancient Silence

While visiting Thailand’s Satun Global Geopark, photographer Graeme Green discovers natural geological formations and undisturbed waters still rich with marine life.

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From Trash to High Fashion

Rungrot Chankrachang’s place is full of unwanted stuff – if not plain pure trash – which he slowly turns into unique and precious items of clothing.

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Phnom Penh: From Seedy Backwater to Glamorous Hotspot

Once a dusty riverside town known for its cheap thrills, Phnom Penh has cleaned up its act and is catching the eye of investors and entrepreneurs.

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FROM PAC-MAN TO VIRTUAL REALITY
CHENGDU | NOW – 28 OCT 2019

From Pac-Man to Pokémon Go, video games are a great unifier since nearly everyone has had a love affair with one at some stage in their lives. Game on 2.0 is the first international exhibition that explores the history, read more

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH GOLDEN
KUALA LUMPUR | 1 SEP 2019 – 1 OCT 2019

The Department of Museums Malaysia has borrowed the National Museum of Kazakhstan’s star attraction to give visitors and history buffs a rare chance to see Pameran the Golden Man. read more

AN ODE TO CULTURE
BANGKOK | 11 SEP 2019 – 23 OCT 2019

A feast for the senses is in store when Thailand’s leading performing arts festival, the Bangkok International Festival of Dance & Music, returns for the 21st time. read more

NIGHTS OF FRIGHT
SINGAPORE | 27 SEP 2019 – 31 OCT 2019

With Halloween fast approaching, Universal Studios Singapore is preparing once again to transform its park into a ghoul’s playground. read more

THE VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL
PHUKET, PHANG NGA | 29 SEP 2019 – 7 OCT 2019

Each year, the islands of Phuket and Phang Nga burst into colour, with yellow and red with flags lining every Chinese temple and decorating almost every street. read more

CYCLING ACROSS VIETNAM
VIETNAM | 14-18 OCT 2019

The Laureus Cycle Challenge Vietnam is a charity event that brings together cyclists from across the world to raise funds for a noble cause. read more

SUKHOTHAI UNVEILED
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE ETERNAL APPEAL OF SIAM’S OLD CAPITAL

Sukhothai, one of the ancient capitals of Thailand, is about 427 kilometres north of Bangkok and boasts a unique old-world charm thanks to its grand and ancient historical sites. read more

SOAK IN SUKHOTHAI’S LOCAL SECRET

If you’re in search of a slower pace of life, then “Ban Na Ton Chan” is the place to wind down in traditional Thai style. read more

WISH UPON A STAR FRUIT

Its strange yellow segments radiating from a fleshy core give no clue as to why the carambola is more commonly called star fruit. read more

STAYED: COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT PHNOM PENH

The Cambodian capital exudes a unique charm – where old meets new and the traditional is juxtaposed with the modern – making for a thriving hospitality industry. read more

TASTED: THE CLIFF BAR & GRILL

There are times when we can do without complexities, times when simplicity prevails and the craving for more dwindles to a soothing satisfaction. read more

STAYED: TWIN PALMS PHUKET

Phuket’s Twin Palms Resort has become something of local celebrity, having broken free from the clichés of a cookie-cutter resort by innovating to bring its guests something a little extra special. read more

TASTED: NIKKI BEACH SAMUI

The first Nikki Beach Club was opened in Miami Beach, which helps explain why this sister branch is one of Samui’s top party clubs and a place to see and be seen. read more

WEST COAST COOL
BANGKOK

Located in the serene Yen Akat area, Cactus is a tribute to California’s chilled approach to eating and drinking. Cactus was born from a conversation between four friends who wanted to create a cool cocktail bar, read more

SAIL OUT TO SEA
SAMUI

No trip to the island is complete without a day out sailing, and the Ko Samui Boat Charter offers you some great choices. With many years of experience under their belt, read more

BALANCING ACT AT BANG TAO
PHUKET

Operating from beautiful Bang Tao Beach, Skyla’s Surf & SUP Club offers both one-on-one and group lessons in surfboarding and also paddle boarding. read more

SARUDA AND HER CREATIONS
CHIANG MAI

Pastry Chef Saruda “View” Wirat opened her eponymously named pastry shop in a quiet nook of trendy Nimman area, read more

MANGROVE WONDER
TRAT  

Discover the natural wonder of a mangrove forest and its twisting roots that’s more than 100 years old. Located at Muang district of Trat, read more

GALLIC VIBES IN PATTAYA
PATTAYA

Want to walk around and feel like you’re in France? You can do exactly that without actually having to leave the country. read more

AFFORDABLE HILTON LUXURY
CHENGDU

Canopy by Hilton is trying to be decidedly different from the five-star, extravagant luxury that the Hilton hotel brand is famous for – read more

MARVEL ADVENTURE
HONG KONG

Following the launch of the Iron Man Experience in 2017, Hong Kong Disneyland has now opened the doors to its newest superhero attraction featuring Ant-Man and The Wasp. read more

MODERN & INSPIRED INDIAN
KUALA LUMPUR

Using modern gastronomic techniques to elevate traditionally rustic Indian cuisine, Nadobi is merging the best of both worlds to deliver a truly modern dining experience. read more

TRUE KHMER TASTES
SIEM REAP

Chef Sothea Seng’s lifelong love affair with food resulted in his first “baby” – Mahob Khmer, a restaurant infused with the rich flavours of authentic Khmer cuisine. read more

WHERE GREENS TAKE CENTRE-STAGE
VIENTIANE

Forget your usual Laotian dishes of spicy minced pork, fermented sausage and sticky rice, and head to Vientiane’s Francois Ngin Road next to Tyson Kitchen. read more

GOING GOURMET IN HANOI
HANOI

Asked about Vietnamese fine dining, most in-the-know locals would probably have one name on the tip of their tongues. read more

REMEMBERING LEGENDS
TAUNGGYI

Famous for its floating villages and fishermen who manoeuvre their oar with a leg, Inle Lake in the western Shan State has bee popular among tourists. read more

FABULOUS FIFTIES
MUMBAI

Since 1969, the Mumbai-based National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) has been preserving India’s magical culture in the form of music, dance, film, theatre, literature, photography as well as art covering other genres. read more

MALDIVES ON A BUDGET
MALDIVES

A getaway in the Maldives is the stuff of dreams, but its world-famous white sands, eye-catching atolls and sapphire surf don’t come cheap. read more