Under the Spell of Mumbai

For Mumbai, the western city in India long famed for its mesmerising colours in places and people, it needs a must-see list.

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Nha Trang: A City for All

Nha Trang, one of the latest beach destinations, gives you the limitless sea or infinity pools, a dose of culture or cutting loose at a party.

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From Circular Coracles to Thrilling Cable Cars

Vietnam’s unusual and quirky forms of transport never cease to amaze, but also offers insights into this unique country.

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The Coral Conservationist: Restoring Reefs for the Greater Good

Driven by his passion for rehabilitating coral reefs, Anuar Abdullah has sparked a movement that has delivered a positive impact in Southeast Asia. As the founder and CEO of Ocean Quest, a social enterprise and conservation organisation, he is now looking to spread that message across the globe in order to revitalise their precious ecosystem for future generations.

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Traversing the Hong Kong / Macau / Zhuhai Bridge

One bridge, three cities, one day. All is possible with the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge’s recent opening, offering the longest sea crossing in the world. For the travelers, the thrill of the ride is just being on the bridge itself.

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TWO THAI DESSERTS CONSIDERED AMONG WORLD’S BEST
Thailand | News Flash

It’s a sweet triumph for Thai desserts! Recently, CNN listed two beloved Thai desserts, Mango with Sticky Rice and Thab Thim Krob, Read more

 

THE ART OF DRUMMING
Singapore | 1-3 Mar 2019

Since its debut at the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Drum Tao has wowed the audience with their innovative and exhilarating Taiko drumming performances. Read more

 

 

MAROON 5 LIVE
Singapore | 7 Mar 2019

Multi-platinum band Maroon 5 will stop over in the Garden City for their Red Pill Blues world concert tour. Read more

 

MOUNTAIN FÊTE & BOAT RACE FOR ELEPHANTS
Chiang Rai & BKK | 13-17 Mar 2019

On a ridge in northern Thailand overlooking the border with Myanmar and Laos is perched the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort while the neighbouring Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) Camp sits nearby. Read more

 

MIDNIGHT RUN FOR CHARITY
Koh Samui | 23 Mar 2019

Charity and a holiday can sometimes go hand in hand or rather on foot as in the case of the 7th annual Koh Samui Midnight Run. Read more

 

SUMMER SKATIN’
Bangkok | 28-31 Mar 2019

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of iconic Disney character Mickey Mouse, together with cohorts Minnie Mouse and Goofy, and along with their other friends from Disney and Disney Pixar – Read more

 

 

TRAT: LIKE NO OTHER

Enjoy a sense of wonder in Trat’s greenery and waterways while basking in its warm community spirit. Read more

SUMMER IS MANGO MADNESS!

When it comes to the varieties of mango in Thailand, its long list has resulted in a never-ending love affair for the succulent fruit, it’s something people can enjoy all the time, Read more

BEHOLD THE KING OF FRUITS

With its prickly exterior, this odoriferous Southeast Asian delicacy hides a soft inside that devotees fiercely love. Read more

THROWING A WATER PARTY!

Throughout history, humans and water have been symbiotically inseparable as hydrogen and oxygen molecules combined nourish organic life. Read more

THAILAND’S SONGKRAN FESTIVAL

In the old days, Songkran was regarded as the Siam kingdom’s New Year’s Day. Taking place during the 13th to 15th of April every year, the traditions of the festival see influences from Brahman beliefs. It first began with the observance of nature. Read more

LAO’S “PI MAI LAO”

During the 14th to 16th of April every year, many activities during this event are similar to those of the Thai Lanna tradition, which covers the cleaning of homes, “Bai Sri Su Kwan” (the Thai threading ceremony) for blessins, and a bathing ritual for Buddha statues. Read more

MYANMAR’S THINGYAN

Called Thingyan, Myanmar’s water festival takes place in the second week of April, and based on the Buddhist calendar. It’s a greatly anticipated event among the people of Myanmar as it means relaxation and celebrations for the New Year. Read more

CAMBODIA’S CHAUL CHNAM THMEY OR KHMER NEW YEAR

The New Year in Cambodia takes place in the dawn of the harvest season. Each year, the Cambodian government always selects either the dates of the 13th to 15th or the 14th to 16th of April as the date for the Khmer Songkran. Read more

FESTIVAL ORIGIN MAY TRACE BACK TO INDIA

When we look back on history, here’s how Songkran came about. It’s said that the festival in Mumbai and Delhi in India marked the origin of Songkran. Taking place in the month of March as well, the Holi Festival indicates the end of the harvest year. Read more

STAYED: FARMER’S BOUTIQUE RESORT

Majestic birds swoop in and out searching for fish in the shallow rice paddies. The droning hum of a spectrum of frogs hypnotise the night, a reminder that the entire nocturnal ecosystem is active in the shadows. A top-notch Thai restaurant overlooks it all, read more

TASTED: OCEAN PIER AT LE MERIDIEN SAMUI

Le Meridien has a reputation, and a good one at that. Their property on Lamai Beach in Koh Samui sets the benchmark for a high calibre, classically Oriental-styled resort. Read more

TRIED: BREEZE SPA AT AMARI SAMUI

Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach has a lot to offer. you’ll find warm tropical seas that meet golden sands, a spectrum of shopping options from traditional to opulent, cuisines from all over the globe, and a robust nightlife scene. Read more

A RIVERFRONT STAR
Bangkok

With the cultural diversity of Bangkok’s riverside communities, it’s no surprise the areas along the Chao Phraya River or “River of Kings” provide the exciting opportunity for luxury brand Capella to drop anchor. read more

GOOD TO THE LAST DROP
Samui

Inspired by her own miraculous journey to health, Khun Kwang or Miss Kwang, started Juice Queen in 2014 to share her knowledge and fervent love of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. read more

A GASTROPUB COMES TO TOWN
Phuket

It’s official, Phuket Town is getting trendy. Just a few years ago, that seemed unlikely but with a sea of Instagram-worthy businesses popping up, the welcome update has become reality. read more

MIGRATION OF TASTES
Chiang Mai

Khu Khao is the name of the main restaurant at the newly-opened Raya Heritage in Chiang Mai. Curated from the core concepts that focus on the story of the Thai North, read more

MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019
Pattaya

The legendary music festival, one of the biggest event in Pattaya is back again this year after taking a 2-year break. This year, the Pattaya Music Festival returns with the same fun and variety of music. read more

LOVE-THEMED STREET
Chengdu

Chengdu, with its 2,000-year-old history, culture and culinary accolades, is considered one of the fastest growing cities in the world. read more

THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Hong Kong

National Geographic and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) have teamed up to promote some of the city’s most stunning landscapes as part of its 10th annual Great Outdoors campaign. read more

ROBOT CHEFS ROLLOUT
Singapore

Guests at Millennium Hotels and Resorts can now get their eggs cooked by AUSCA (Autonomous Service Chef Associate), the world’s first robot chef. read more

LUXURY HAMMAM
Kuala Lumpur

With its variety of traditional treatments, Sofitel Kuala Lumpur’s SoSPA offers the perfect respite for weary travellers to the capital city. read more

INTO THE WILD
Cambodia

For travellers looking to get closer to nature during their visit to Cambodia, the answer can be found at the southern tip of the Cardamom National Park. read more

PHU QUOC HEALING
Phu Quoc

The island getaway of Phu Quoc recently welcomed the opening of Harnn wellness spa at the InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort. winning accolades globally, read more

UNEXPECTED YET GOOD
Yangon

One find dining place the effort through Yangon downtown’s traffic is Burma Bistro, on the corner of Merchant Road and Shwe Bon Thar Road. read more

AN EXTRAVAGANT ADVENTURE
Luang Prabang

Rosewood Luang Prabang adds the romance to travel for the discerning guest who lands at their luxury property in the Lan Xang Kingdom in northern Laos. read more

 

FESTIVE TOUCH
Mumbai

Mumbai heralds spring with two festivals that are celebrated with much pomp and splendor. Add to this, an ever-evolving restaurant scene and new street art, and there’s much to see and do in the city. read more

A SANDBANK PICNIC
Maldives

For those seeking a different kind of quick getaway in the Maldives, your own private sandbank awaits. In addition to the atolls, read more