Culture

Film on the Rocks – Six Senses Yao Noi

October 15, 2011  

Film on the Rocks – Six Senses Yao Noi

An immersive annual showcase and dialogue for art and film is set to take place at the Six Senses Yao Noi, Beyond Phuket from December 16 to 20, 2011. Film on the Rocks will be a 4 days and 3 nights of film showcase, local activities and conversation. Dictated by nature, the screenings will be informed by the tides, the activities will embrace Yao Noi and her neighbouring islands, whilst conversation will stem from interaction with locals. Tilda Swinton, Cultural Activist... [Read more of this review]

Phnom Penh’s Stylish St 240

July 17, 2011  

Phnom Penh’s Stylish St 240

Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city of Cambodia, is famed for its historical war remnants and cultural attractions, such as the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Slowly but surely however, the city is gaining various high rise buildings and increased modernity while still retaining the beauty that made it a Paris of the East before 1970. Street 178, just north of the National Museum, is known as Artist Street and has many interesting... [Read more of this review]

Asia’s Quirky V-Day Traditions

July 7, 2011  

Asia’s Quirky V-Day Traditions

Saint Valentine’s Day may be steeped in Catholic and Roman tradition but not wanting to miss out on the one day that recognizes love and romance in the world, countries across Asia have added the occasion to their calendars. Still, just as Romeos throughout history have debated over the true meaning of love, the methods of celebrating this sentimental day have also been left open to interpretation. In Asia there are many ways of showing what love is all about. Philippino... [Read more of this review]

24Hr in Auckland, the City of Sails

June 13, 2011  

24Hr in Auckland, the City of Sails

The beautiful Waitemata Harbour is Auckland’s greatest natural asset © Gareth Eyres A day in Auckland begins as the sun rises and ends way after it sets. With a million of its people residing in the vicinity – one-third of New Zealand’s population – Auckland is undoubtedly one of the most gregarious areas in the country. Enjoy this 24-hour itinerary in the City of Sails! 07:00AM Wake from your swanky New Zealand hotel and start your day fresh and crisp at the... [Read more of this review]

Delhi, the Immortal City

June 13, 2011  

Delhi, the Immortal City

Delhi, the capital of India, presents a vast panorama of fascinating images. It is a city where forts, tombs and ruins share the same skyline with high-rise buildings and stately homes. The wide tree-lined avenues of New Delhi give way to the crowded narrow lanes of Old Delhi, and along with this change comes a diametrically different culture and lifestyle. The presence of contrasts is a historical legacy of the city. Delhi is a metropolitan city in the truest sense... [Read more of this review]

Kaleidoscopic Rajasthan

April 4, 2011  

Kaleidoscopic Rajasthan

Beyond India’s popular Golden Triangle lies a calm desert terrain and a fairy-tale setting. Nellie Huang uncovers a mosaic of colors in the offbeat region of Rajasthan. Text by Nellie Huang (WildJunket). With mystique and elegance, Rajasthan has the air of a dreamy Indian princess. It captivates with the old-world appeal of its ancient cities and the energy and fervor of its chaotic streets. There are few places quite as evocative as Rajasthan, the extensive region... [Read more of this review]

Macau’s Historic Treats

January 20, 2011  

Macau’s Historic Treats

Macau is a city with two faces. On one hand, it is the famed Las Vegas of the East, where the thrill of beating the dealer at the blackjack table lures wealthy tourists from mainland China and neighboring Hong Kong to try their luck. But on the other hand, there is a side of Macau rarely explored. A side filled with charismatic fortresses, churches and culture of its former colonial master, Portugal. One such site is The Historic Centre of Macau, which spans eight historic... [Read more of this review]

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