Category: China

Armani/Aqua - Salt Discovery Six Course Experience Menu

Armani/Aqua – Salt Discovery Six Course Experience Menu

Salt. It’s the single most important ingredient in a chef’s repertoire, and one of the oldest methods of curing and preserving, and the seasoning of food is arguably the important aspect of cooking or processing of food. And yet, it’s an incredibly under-emphasised ingredient. There is much more to salt and its use in food than […]

10 'can’t miss' rooftop bars around the world

10 ‘can’t miss’ rooftop bars around the world

There is nothing that compares to the feeling and excitement that overwhelms you when you arrive in a new city. The excitement and anticipation to try new foods, interact with new people and new ways of life, and experience things that you never knew existed. So, to start planning all of these great things you’re […]

6 epic natural wonders of the world

6 epic natural wonders of the world

The first known list of the ‘seven wonders of the world’ was compiled by Greek scholars and included landmarks and monuments such as the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Of the original list only one wonder still exists today and that is the Great Pyramid of Giza. In […]

The 4 best cruise ships on the Yangtze River

The 4 best cruise ships on the Yangtze River

At almost four thousand miles long, the Yangtze is Asia’s longest river and the third longest in the world. Historically it divides the North and South of China providing a natural barrier against invaders and more significantly today, a waterway for transport, commerce, and leisure cruising. China’s coming of age as a true world power […]

The 3 best luxury hotels in Chongqing

The 3 best luxury hotels in Chongqing

I’m used to hearing crickets when strangers ask me where I live. Who doesn’t know Beijing and Shanghai, China’s “famous cities”, but Chongqing often brings blank stares despite it being one of the world’s largest megacities, with an estimated 34 million residents. Despite significant history and culture, the Southwest Chinese city is best know as […]

Asia's top 7 alternative suites

Asia’s top 7 alternative suites

Booking a Presidential suite is the ultimate in luxury, for those that can afford it. But suites at a level or two below the Presidential suite often offer a staggering array of luxuries, from oversized space to private terraces to personalised service, at a (relative) fraction of the Presidential suite cost. Check out these alternative […]

Top 5 business lunches in Hong Kong

Top 5 business lunches in Hong Kong

Business lunches are often used as an excuse to hold informal meetings with corporate clients and splurge on the account, all while enjoying a fine meal, a comforting and often sophisticated environment and good company. With Hong Kong’s traditional business centre relatively constrained within Central and Tsim Sha Tsui, there are a plethora of upscale […]

Special feature: Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China

Special feature: Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China

When Marco Polo visited the ancient Chinese city and former capital of the Song dynasty of Hangzhou in the late 13th century, he christened the city: “beyond dispute the finest and noblest in the world.” Part of an old Chinese saying transliterated reads: “there is paradise in heaven, on earth there is Hangzhou,” marking Hangzhou as […]

A waterslide so vast, you can see it from space

A waterslide so vast, you can see it from space

The Chinese government has this morning announced sensational plans to transform a short stretch of the Great Wall of China into a waterslide.  In a massive project that is estimated to cost upwards of 160 million Chinese yuan, the length of wall that spans from 愚人节 to 戏说 will undergo a programme of re-enforcement before being divided […]

Hutong, Hong Kong – 10th anniversary special menu

Hutong, Hong Kong – 10th anniversary special menu

In an ever-changing city where most restaurants last five or six years, celebrating a 10 year anniversary means you must be doing something right. Hutong, Aqua Restaurant Group’s northern Chinese restaurant just one floor below their flagship restaurant-cum-bar, Aqua, in the sail-shaped One Peking, is a jaw-dropping expansive space with a curved high-ceiling window that […]

5 hotels to watch the sun rise

5 hotels to watch the sun rise

“The early bird catches the worm,” as the renowned idiom states. One of the true joys of life is watching the sun rise, slowly lightening the cool, dark dawn with the warm rays of the star that burns brightly in the centre of our solar system. This phenomenon has been the inspiration for many a […]

So what really happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370?

So what really happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370?

As the days continue to pass since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 went missing, a number of theories have been put forward, ranging from a possible hijacking to somewhat more far-fetched ideas such as alien abduction. During this time, you can’t help but feel for the families of those involved and what they must be going […]

Top 5 must-see places in China

Top 5 must-see places in China

China is enormous. Even assuming that travel is limited to the eastern half of the country, the latter is larger than the whole of Europe. Getting an authenticť China experience can prove difficult because of its size, and the propensity to be stuck in tourist traps and mobbed by crowds. For the ultimate ‘Real China […]

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

With an international reputation for luxury and with more than a hint of the exotic, Hong Kong is the ideal place to indulge your romantic side. Furthermore, Cupid’s bow will strike twice in Hong Kong this year as the Chinese (Spring Lantern Festival) and Western Valentine’s Day fall together. For couples who want to go […]

3 alternative things to do in Hong Kong

3 alternative things to do in Hong Kong

In a city that is only 1,000 square kilometres, how much can there realistically be to do? Most visitors to Hong Kong scour the city from the Peak, shop till their hearts drop and eat well (click here to read our Top 10 European Restaurants in Hong Kong), but after your stomachs are full and […]

The best luxury river cruises in the world

The best luxury river cruises in the world

If you’re the type of traveller that likes exploring a destination at a relaxed pace, one of the best ways to do this is on a river cruise. Not only does this offer a more peaceful mode of travel, it also allows you to view a country from a completely different perspective, experiencing things not […]

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