Southeast Asia

Kuta Beach Getaway

Kuta Beach Getaway

Bali has been Indonesia’s top tourist destination for decades, with Kuta Beach establishing itself as a surfing mecca on Asia’s popular backpacking route in South East Asia. Long golden beaches, stunning coral reefs, a...
12 Must-Do Things in Bali

12 Must-Do Things in Bali

From water-sports to shopping, the island of Bali has it all. Pamper yourself with a chocolate spa treatment before partying the night away at one of its trendiest nightspots, all this while squeezing a...
Eat, Shop and Party at Clarke Quay

Eat, Shop and Party at Clarke Quay

Answers to the always asked question “What is there to do in Singapore?”, would invariably be – shop at Orchard Road, visit the Night Safari, or party down at Clarke Quay. A long time...
Introducing Dempsey

Introducing Dempsey

Dempsey, Eden in the City Listen to the cacophony of the traffic dwindle into a distance as you pace your way towards Dempsey Hill. Within minutes, tranquil and greenery unfold with every step up Dempsey...
Sentosa, Singapore’s Island Backyard

Sentosa, Singapore’s Island Backyard

Located at the southern-most part of Singapore, Sentosa Island stands at a mere 465 hectares, yet it has much more to offer than meets the eye. Beyond the typical notion of endless sun, fine...
Luxury at the New Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Suites

Luxury at the New Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Suites

A unique concept was recently sprung on the center of Jimbaran fishing village. Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Suites was opened on the 1st of April 2011. The hotel aims to be a focal point for...
Cooking Classes at the Banyan Tree Ungasan

Cooking Classes at the Banyan Tree Ungasan

Something tasty is cooking at the Banyan Tree Ungasan. The luxury resort has combined a tour of the local wet market with cooking classes to offer to guests wanting to experience a wholesome Balinese culinary...
Centara Announces Third Property in Bangkok

Centara Announces Third Property in Bangkok

Centara Hotels and Resorts has announced the launch of its third hotel in Bangkok, the Centara Watergate Pavillion, a four-star hotel located further right above the Watergate Pavillion Shopping Complex. The announcement comes at...
Personalized Living at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites

Personalized Living at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites

Stylishly designed with superior furnishings and premium accessories, the iconic Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Singapore offers an ideal luxury serviced accommodation in a city centre location. It is next to Somerset MRT station on...
Scuba Diving in Sabah

Scuba Diving in Sabah

Scuba Diving in Sabah is well on the way towards becoming one of the major attractions enjoyed by both local and foreign tourists alike. Divers travel from as far a thousand of miles away...
Outdoor Magic at Sky on 57

Outdoor Magic at Sky on 57

There’s another reason to visit Sky on 57, a fine-dining establishment that is fast acquiring iconic status amongst the city-state’s gourmet connoisseurs. Helmed by Singapore’s favorite culinary son, Justin Quek, the establishment now boast...
Jimbaran, Bali’s Hip Hotspot

Jimbaran, Bali’s Hip Hotspot

Bali is an amazing destination that is perfect for your family holiday. But with Kuta and Seminyak filling to the brim with a slew of inhabitants, more and more people are flocking to Jimbaran. Previously famed for its cliff-hugging...
Classical Elegance – An Interview with Ms Wendy Ho

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...
Upcoming Event – Phuket Raceweek

Upcoming Event – Phuket Raceweek

Photo Credit – Six Senses Phuket Raceweek The Six Senses Phuket Raceweek is set to continue with four days of international standard yacht racing from 20 to 24 July 2011. Now in its eight...
The Cambodian Shore

The Cambodian Shore

If you’ve been to Cambodia, you’ll likely have been to Siem Reap to visit the Angkor Wat complex. But there is more to this Asian country than sun-baked ruins and temples galore. Retreat to...
Natural Attractions – Langkawi

Natural Attractions – Langkawi

Langkawi is home to Malaysia’s legends and a gift of mother nature to its inhabitants. Covered in mystery and natural beauty, the coast-side island is filled with natural attractions and cultural history. Here’s a...
Diving in the 3 Pearls

Diving in the 3 Pearls

Indonesia is the widest archipelago in the world, with more than 80,000 km of coastline and 3.1 million square km of marine area. With such a large marine area, it’s no wonder Indonesia is...
Raja Ampat, Diving’s Holy Grail

Raja Ampat, Diving’s Holy Grail

Deep in the hearts of Papua, lies the Holy Grail of scuba diving. Back in our very first issue of the magazine we shared about the eco-conservation efforts being undertaken in Raja Ampat to ensure this...
8 Great Malaysian Adventures

8 Great Malaysian Adventures

The South East Asian country of Malaysia is a mix of two halves, separated by the South China Sea. The peninsula boasts the modern city of Kuala Lumpur, with its sprawling suburbs and adjacent towns,...
A Ray Hope Exhibition

A Ray Hope Exhibition

The manta ray is a beautiful creature that is well loved by all. This graceful and peaceful fish, in its natural habitat, is one of the most spectacular sights in this wide ocean of...
Top Attractions in Koh Chang

Top Attractions in Koh Chang

This 429 square kilometer of land is called Koh Chang, or Elephant Island, for a reason. It’s not because of its size, but instead its more to do with the island’s imaginative elephant-like shape....
7 Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

7 Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

The economic centre of Southeast Asia’s rising economic star, Ho Chi Minh City is one of the planet’s most exciting cities, where influences from France collide with the Orient, and where the Vietnam War...
Dempsey Art Village

Dempsey Art Village

Dempsey, Art Village The hill has attracted many business owners from all over the world. For those with a penchant for the East, Dempsey certainly enchants. The majority of the retail outlets here are...
Thai Spa Traditions

Thai Spa Traditions

Feel-good therapies and natural healing are the lifestyle mantras of the new millennium. Thailand leads the way in this regard, reviving many of its ancient techniques and treatments that have been handed down from...
Touring Yogyakarta – Old City

Touring Yogyakarta – Old City

Yogyakarta is a mixture and combination of various cultural influences, from the historic colonial era to the mystical influences of Sultans and temples of old, this old city has them all. As you explore...
Phnom Penh’s Stylish St 240

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...
Film on the Rocks – Six Senses Yao Noi

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...
Jakarta Capital Treats

Jakarta Capital Treats

Many travelers treat Jakarta simply as a stopover spot on their way to Bali’s island paradise. But this metropolitan capital to Indonesia certainly deserves more than a day or two,especially if you’re wanting to...
Vietnamese Noodle Treats

Vietnamese Noodle Treats

The famed Vietnamese Pho is without a doubt an excellent dish – succulent thin slices of beef dumped with fresh herbs in a stock of tasty broth. It’s no wonder travelers to Vietnam would...
Singapore’s Top 8 Best Romantic Views

Singapore’s Top 8 Best Romantic Views

A glamorous view can add a touch of flair and ambiance to any event. Open-air concept and seaside revelry, combined with fine gastronomic treat and intoxicating wine and you’ve got the perfect setting for...
Bangkok’s Top 9 Fine Dining Highlights

Bangkok’s Top 9 Fine Dining Highlights

Bangkok is an interesting city of contrast and intrigue – full of chaos and traffic jam, with a wide variety of people with varying lifestyles. But at the same time, it is also full...
World Gourmet Summit 2011

World Gourmet Summit 2011

Singapore’s most esteemed culinary event returned with aplomb in celebration of its 15th anniversary. The annual gastronomic extravaganza, which brings together the finest in the culinary industry, boasted an exciting line-up of renowned celebrity...
Thai Takeaway – Eating Out in Thailand

Thai Takeaway – Eating Out in Thailand

Photo credit – Stuart Spivack The majority of travellers to Thailand will speak of its superb cuisine and more often than not, it’s the one thing that holidaymakers seem to miss the most after...
Culinary Celebrations in Jakarta

Culinary Celebrations in Jakarta

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta is proud to invite the public to join them for a celebration of summer holidays around the world with delicious culinary promotions including a visit by Michelin-starred chef Fabien Lefebvre. Michelin...
Raw Fish Transformed

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...
Culinary Yogyakarta – Central Java

Culinary Yogyakarta – Central Java

Yogyakarta, located in Central Java, is a province filled with mysticism and cultural charms. The location makes it an attractive option for tourists heading to visit the Borobudur Temple, while the charming colonial architectures...
Equinox Flair – Chefs with Altitude

Equinox Flair – Chefs with Altitude

The iconic Equinox Complex in Singapore is turning 10 this year, and it is celebrating with a bang with the return of the annual Chefs With Altitude from 23 to 30 October 2011. The...
Mango Sago – Hong Kong Goodness in Singapore

Mango Sago – Hong Kong Goodness in Singapore

Nobody is entirely sure where the dessert goodness of the Mango Sago originated from. Hong Kong is probably as good a guess as any, with the famed Hui Lao Shan dessert shop sprouting in...
8 Must-Try Malaysian Food

8 Must-Try Malaysian Food

Malaysia is home to fabulous street eats and equally tasty restaurants. With various influences from Malay and Chinese traditions, spicy Indian and Nonya dishes, Malaysia offers much to savour in all of its 13...
A Rough Guide to Dim Sum

A Rough Guide to Dim Sum

No trip is complete without trying out some of the best local food at your choice of destination. When you come to Asia, one of the must-try food is none other than dim sum,...
Best Southeast Asian Beers

Best Southeast Asian Beers

Southeast Asia is one of my favorite parts of the world, and one of the best ways to kick back and relax after a long day touring in the sun and humidity is to...
Culinary Treats at Dempsey

Culinary Treats at Dempsey

Did you know that gunpowder can spruce up your palate indulgence? Well, it is so at Dempsey Hill. The Prime Society restaurant has a 150-seater dining capacity. With crimson brick pillars extending to the high ceiling,...
Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo (TIME) 2011

Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo (TIME) 2011

This year, Indonesia’s annual Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo (TIME) will be hosted in Bandar Lampung. This premier tourism event will be held from 12 to 14 October 2011 at the Novotel Hotel in...
Sky on 57 – Oyster Bar – Outdoor Terrace

Sky on 57 – Oyster Bar – Outdoor Terrace

A new option is now available at Marina Bay Sands, with Sky on 57 launching its Outdoor Terrace which allows guests to enjoy post-dinner drinks or late night snacks with the accompaniment of chill-out...
Alila Enters Cambodia with Stylish Alila Sothea

Alila Enters Cambodia with Stylish Alila Sothea

A new dash of style and luxury has made its way to Siem Reap. The luxury boutique resort Alila Sothea has re-launched and re-opened, a stylish resort marking Alila’s entry into Cambodia. Located in...
AYANA’s New Chef – Jusman So

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...
Kuningan City : Jewel in the CBD

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...
Villa Air – Bandung

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...
Jadul Village Resort & Spa

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....
Golfers Do Their Bit to Help Thai Flood Relief

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...
The Story of the Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

The Story of the Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

Photo credit by Vivu Travel 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...