Archive for June, 2011

New Zealand – Wine Paradise

June 30, 2011  

New Zealand – Wine Paradise

Your love of wine and food will draw you to Marlborough © Ian Trafford New Zealand is a country like no other, and its wine is an experience like no other. The special combination of New Zealand soil, climate and water, the pioneering spirit and commitment to quality all come together in every glass of New Zealand wine. These wines are known throughout the world for their purity, vibrancy and intensity. New Zealand is home to what many wine critics consider the world’s... [Read more of this review]

Classical Elegance – An Interview with Ms Wendy Ho

June 29, 2011  

Classical Elegance – An Interview with Ms Wendy Ho

A charming new hotel is now open in the heart of Singapore’s historic Chinatown precint. Combining a fascinating European 1930’s styled facade with modern contemporary interiors, the Porcelain Hotel also features a signature spa – Huang Ah Ma, which has Eastern-inspired massage treatments. Unearthing Asia chatted with Ms Wendy Ho, the CEO of Mary Chia Holdings, the company that manages this new establishment. What travel, tourism and hospitality trends are... [Read more of this review]

Raw Fish Transformed

June 28, 2011  

Raw Fish Transformed

In the beginning, there is raw fish. The fish must be as fresh as you can get it, preferably fish that has just been plucked from the ocean. The right thing when you’re cooking fish, as anybody who’s picked up table utensils will tell you, is to put it on a fire and cook it until it’s done; anything less (sashimi excepted) is asking for trouble. The Filipinos know better. They know that absolutely fresh fish, when bathed in vinegar or calamansi juice, undergoes... [Read more of this review]

Kuala Lumpur Berjaya Times Square Hotel

June 23, 2011  

Kuala Lumpur Berjaya Times Square Hotel

Towering high majestically over the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, the Berjaya Times Square Hotel is a hub of entertainment and shopping. It is located smack in the heart of the city, and is a mere 15 minutes away from the world famous Petronas Twin Towers. Heavily influenced by the New York style in America, this all-suite hotel brings new meaning to the term ‘urban living’ Nikolas Tjhin A Stellar Hospitality Experience With a total of 650 suites, the Berjaya Times... [Read more of this review]

Three of the Best Asian Cities to Rent An Apartment

June 22, 2011  

Three of the Best Asian Cities to Rent An Apartment

Singapore City - Photo Credit - Singapore Tourism Board With so much to see and do in Asia, sometimes a holiday isn’t enough time, and back-packing isn’t the most comfortable way to see what some of the cities have to offer. Somewhere in-between, is staying a week or so in a luxury apartment right in the heart of all the sights and amenities, but with enough autonomy to gain a sense of what it’s like to live there. Shanghai Shanghai is speedily becoming one of... [Read more of this review]

Holistic Retreat in Perak, Malaysia – Banjaran Hotsprings

June 22, 2011  

Holistic Retreat in Perak, Malaysia – Banjaran Hotsprings

Tucked away minutes from Ipoh in Perak, Malaysia, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is Malaysia’s first luxury wellness hot springs retreat nestled in a 16.59-acre valley. Located amid lush tropical jungle, natural geothermal hot springs and a cluster of magnificent limestone hills, the self-contained sanctuary comprises 25 luxury villas and a wellness village offering authentic, Asian holistic wellness and spa treatments inspired by Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures.... [Read more of this review]

Absolut Art Tours the Asia-Pacific Region

June 20, 2011  

Absolut Art Tours the Asia-Pacific Region

In the tradition of the company’s 30 years of creative collaborations, ABSOLUT VODKA is touring 20 pieces of renowned artwork from the ABSOLUT Art Collection in seven cities across the Asia Pacific region. The collection, which since 2008 is owned and curated by the Historical Museum of Wines and Spirits in Stockholm, Sweden, will return to its permanent home in Europe after the Asia Pacific tour wraps up on the 31st July. The ABSOLUT Art Collection, a celebration... [Read more of this review]

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