Exotic South East

The Story of the Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

November 21, 2012  

The Story of the Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

Photo credit by Augapfel In the south-central region of Cambodia, on the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Bassac and Mekong Rivers, lies Phnom Penh, the country’s permanent capital since 1866. Within the city sits the Cambodian Royal Palace whose complex contains, to the south, the stunning Silver Pagoda. In a country with a troubled past, the Silver Pagoda remains as a monument to a different age and, despite much internal destruction at the hands of the Khmer Rouge during... [Read more of this review]

Golfers do their bit to help Thai flood relief

December 20, 2011  

Golfers do their bit to help Thai flood relief

A host of high-profile golfers have come together to help raise nearly 2.5 million Baht at a charity auction in aid of the flood relief efforts in Thailand. The Thai public and people throughout Asia in general are still attempting to come to terms with the country’s worst floods for 50 years and the clean-up operation is under way. Considering luxury golf breaks contribute to the Thailand tourism industry, it is entirely fitting that some of the stars of the sport... [Read more of this review]

Jadul Village Resort & Spa

October 19, 2011  

Jadul Village Resort & Spa

Old School Beauty – A Charming Themed Resort with Nostalgic Tints Inside Lembang’s lush surroundings lies Jadul Village, a unique villa and spa concept offering you luxurious accommodations amidst an atmosphere of rich heritage. Located approximately 30 minutes away from Bandung, Jadul Villa boast 21 tastefully designed villas fully outfitted with five-star amenities. Guests are able to take advantage of the nearby spa, which offers exquisite facilities. The... [Read more of this review]

Villa Air – Bandung

October 18, 2011  

Villa Air – Bandung

A Touch of Zen – Affordable Luxury in Lembang Deep in the heart of Bandung, the flower city of West Java, lies a natural boutique resort offering guests a peaceful stay at their evergreen area in the valley of Mt Tangkuban Perahu and Mt Burangrang. The Vila Air is an ideal retreat from daily metropolitan life, boasting private chalets with panoramic views of Mt Tangkuban Perahu. Each villa comes with three bedrooms, private balconies and terraces, a water-heated... [Read more of this review]

Kuningan City : Jewel in the CBD

October 16, 2011  

Kuningan City : Jewel in the CBD

The urban lifestyle of Jakartans continues to evolve, and now, a mall or a shopping center is no longer just a place to buy your everyday needs. But instead, it is now a center of life and activity, a meeting point to gather and socialize, as well as for young executives in between their busy schedules and a place for family recreation. This is also true for the business lifestyle which differed very much compared to 5 to 10 years ago where formality, monotone and strict... [Read more of this review]

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]

AYANA’s New Chef – Jusman So

October 14, 2011  

AYANA’s New Chef – Jusman So

The AYANA Resort and Spa Bali is proud to announce the appointment of Jusman So as Chef de Cuisine at Dava, the signature fine dining venue at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali. Jusman is founder-chef of Singapore’s much-awarded Sage restaurant, and was the winner of Singapore’s Best Rising Chef (WGS 2008). He will be introducing a new menu highlighting his signature style, which combines a blend of classic European techniques with the highest quality imports and local... [Read more of this review]

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