Asia

The ultimate guide to Phuket, for people who can’t stand Patong

January 21, 2020

If you’ve cringed at the thought of making your way to Thailand’s tourism hotspot of Phuket, then Patong is probably to blame. The island’s resort town and party centre is a constant reference for bad impressions. Although, this garish, hyper-boganised side of Phuket is a far cry from the rest of the island, with many […]

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Cruising the Mekong: Best things to do in Can Tho, Vietnam

January 21, 2020

Can Tho, Vietnam may not be the first city on everyone’s bucket list, but don’t mistake it’s relative obscurity for anything but a lack of exposure. As the biggest city along the famed Mekong Delta, it is now enjoying a swift boost in interest from those looking to explore the diverse country, thanks to greater […]

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Ten things you must do in Hong Kong’s historic Sham Shui Po

January 23, 2019

Gentrification hasn’t yet swept through Sham Shui Po, one of Hong Kong’s least affluent working class neighbourhoods in Kowloon. As one of the more underprivileged areas in the city, it’s certainly a few steps removed from the comparative polish of Central or Tsim Sha Tsui, but that doesn’t mean that tourists won’t find anything to […]

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The 8 best cafes in Singapore worth skipping hawker stalls for

January 14, 2018

Singapore might be known for its South East Asian street food and buzzing hawker centres, but it also has a thriving café culture well worth exploring. Visitors to the lively city can expect to see familiar faces on the menu like avocado on toast and interpretations of the good ol’ big breakfast, but keep an […]

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How AirAsia are hoping to change the way we experience in-flight food and drink

June 25, 2017

You have to give credit where it’s due; though very few would jump at the prospect of airline food – especially when it’s coming from a low-cost carrier – it’d be hard to deny what AirAsia have done with their “Santan” concept. The range they have managed to supply to their passengers across their entire […]

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Asia’s 50 best bars for 2016 have been named

April 19, 2016

Just a few weeks ago the authoritative publication Worlds50bestbars.com debuted their Asian-focused list, sifting through the many elaborate, speakeasy, rustic, and futuristic bars around Asia to come up with a comprehensive, ranked list. Working through the rich stock of bars was no easy feat, as explained by Asia’s 50 Best Bars Editor Hamish Smith who […]

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Exploring the historical city of Melaka: Jonker Walk and the Jonker Boutique Hotel (Malaysia)

March 7, 2016

The narrow streets are lined with charming and colourful boutiques, spilling out onto the busy paved footpaths. They are housed in decorative terrace buildings that have their detailed pre-war architecture vividly painted. This is what it’s like walking up, down, and around one of the most famous areas in the Malaysian city of Melaka. Inside […]

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