Category: Asia

Fascinating ice sculpture festivals from around the world

Fascinating ice sculpture festivals from around the world

Ice sculpting continues to not just intrigue but to fascinate many people. It is the extreme skills of the sculptors themselves, their technical ability and their imagination that is part of the mystique. It is also the magic that surrounds the many ice sculpture festivals held all over the world – literally. Even the countries […]

6 top tips when visiting Bangkok

6 top tips when visiting Bangkok

Regardless of where your next holiday takes you, it would be naïve to go without researching the area and learning more about the dos and don’ts. While it’s not so essential for the popular European Summer hotspots, as soon as you start considering faraway adventures taking heed of advice and tips made by travellers who […]

Pad Thai in paradise: Phuket’s latest über-resort

Pad Thai in paradise: Phuket’s latest über-resort

Sitting, drinking green tea, overlooking a turquoise infinity pool, crashing waves in the middle distance, the chatter of parrots, and plugged in to a bit of Jack Johnson; life feels pretty good indeed. This weekend, I am at the Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Resort, having jettisoned in from Hong Kong on Friday evening.  Thailand is […]

The largest seated Buddha in the world

The largest seated Buddha in the world

Lantau Island is home to Tian Tan Buddha, a giant bronze statue – 34 metres high – of a Buddha Amoghasiddhi. Also known as the Big Buddha, the statue is located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, near the Po Lin Monastery. The statue was completed in 1993 and symbolises the harmonious relationship […]

Some of the best luxury hotels around the world

Some of the best luxury hotels around the world

If you are planning to charter a private for your holiday this year, you will no doubt be looking to stay in a luxury hotel. All of the major cities and tourist destination have a range of luxury hotels to choose from, but here are some of the best luxury hotels in the world that […]

5 exciting city breaks

5 exciting city breaks

Beach holidays are great, but towards the end of the holiday they can start to lack excitement.  City breaks are therefore a perfect alternative – and often you can get your beach time too.  A city break means you can have it all! Ideal for those that need entertainment and want a trip that includes […]

3 must-try restaurants in Bali

3 must-try restaurants in Bali

We chose 3 of the top restaurants in Bali for you – each offering something slightly different and very special. You might be surprised, but the little island of Bali offers a great variety of wonderful fine dining restaurants with food and service being on a par with many well known European restaurants. Many restaurants […]

Photograph of the week: Sunset over Temburong National Park, Brunei

Photograph of the week: Sunset over Temburong National Park, Brunei

Ulu Temburong National Park is the first national park in Brunei that gained the status as one of the most famous protected rainforests in Asia. The national park is located in Batu Apoi Forest Reserve within the Temburong district and is famous for its natural wonders and beautiful scenery. The Temburong River is the best […]

Luxury Autumn: where to spend the Fall

Luxury Autumn: where to spend the Fall

With the last few days of the Summer upon us, my thoughts have turned towards the coming season. The British Autumn is a great time to visit a number of countries around the world, whether it’s for Fall colours or a more relaxed pace of travel. Here is my top pick of countries to visit in […]

Interview with Andre Ramayadi, Owner of Bali Home Paradise

Interview with Andre Ramayadi, Owner of Bali Home Paradise

Andre Ramayadi was born in Denpasar, Bali, and began his career in a very young age. He is now 35 years old with a son, and is a managing director as well as the owner of Bali Home Paradise, one of the top luxury villa sites for rent providers in Bali. Helping guests to find […]

Photograph of the week: Breezes at The Samaya, Seminyak, Bali

Photograph of the week: Breezes at The Samaya, Seminyak, Bali

This is the outlook over the resort pool at The Samaya, Seminyak – looking at the beautiful ‘Breeze’ Restaurant. Located directly on stunning Seminyak Beach, the resort is truly magnificent. The Samaya Seminyak and its sister resort The Samaya Ubud are the two top rated luxury resorts in all of Bali. The attention to detail, […]

Kyoto - a city with a Zen village feel

Kyoto – a city with a Zen village feel

The former capital of Japan is the delightful Kyoto. This is a very beautiful place and the people are hospitable and… well, just nice. It could possibly be the Zen atmosphere that envelops it. Steeped in history and culture, Kyoto is at its best during cherry blossom time, though in reality it is extremely impressive […]

Chef Alfredo Russo's John Dory with sweet garlic sauce, broccoli and crispy Brussels sprouts

Allegrini Wine Dinner at Rossini’s, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Rossini’s, the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit’s Italian restaurant, is based on the concept of a Tuscan villa and certainly offers all the charm, comfort and warmth you could want from one. But it also offers monthly wine dinners where some of the world’s greatest chefs create menus to complement a selection of equally great wines. Dave […]

3 of Thailand's best kept secrets

3 of Thailand’s best kept secrets

With Bangkok expected to be the world’s most visited city in 2013, you might think that Thailand would be the last place in the world where one would expect to find a remote, pristine island. But the little-known paradise of Koh Yao Noi located near Phuket in the Andaman Sea remains as unspoiled as they […]

Top 5 luxury women’s fashion boutiques in Bali

Top 5 luxury women’s fashion boutiques in Bali

It is well known that Bali draws an international crowd. So much so that some of the most established local fashion designers are from various parts of the world. Bringing the influence of their culture with them, these five fashion designers have embraced the local culture and textile traditions and weaved them into their designs. […]

Sip, savour and shop at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort's Sunday Market Brunch

Sip, savour and shop at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort’s Sunday Market Brunch

Sunday Brunch is getting a fresh makeover at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort with the introduction of Market Brunch at Feast, transforming the traditional brunch with an open-air market of delicious fare, handmade crafts and services from local farmers, artisans and vendors. Located alongside Kuta’s famed Beachwalk, Market Brunch at Feast is the ideal occasion for […]

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