Category: Asia

Recipe of the week: Fresh water prawn, grilled radicchio, fresh fig and jamon salad

Recipe of the week: Fresh water prawn, grilled radicchio, fresh fig and jamon salad

A chef should always try to bring together new flavours and combine his passions with his guests’ refined tastes. This recipe can be executed in any environment: in a restaurant kitchen or on the bridge of a boat. It needs very few ingredients but the result is mind-blowing. This is a warm salad with marron […]

Special feature: Intercontinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Special feature: Intercontinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

As you pass through its doors to the lobby and gaze upon the view through the ceiling-high windows at the distance, there is no doubt what the main attraction at the Intercontinental Hong Kong is. Sitting on a protruding promenade in Kowloon, the hotel is in a prime position to view Hong Kong Island as it […]

Top 10 luxury hideaways in South East Asia

Top 10 luxury hideaways in South East Asia

Southeast Asia is one of the few regions in the world that appeals to travellers at both ends of the budget scale. And while these countries often attract a backpacker crowd, they also serve equally well those looking for all out luxury. But what if you’re looking for a little bit of indulgence away from […]

Japan's latest bullet train, capable of speeds of up to 311mph

Japan’s latest bullet train, capable of speeds of up to 311mph

Japan is continuing to lead the way in high-speed rail travel with a ‘levitating’ train capable of speeds up to 311 miles per hour (that’s equivalent to 500 kilometres per hour). Tests have been underway in the Yamanashi prefecture on the nation’s new generation L0 Series trains which, instead of having conventional wheels, use the latest magnetic […]

3 'must try' experiences in Japan

3 ‘must try’ experiences in Japan

Japan is like no other country in the world. A land of incredible contrasts, it offers overseas travellers so many diverse and unusual experiences that you wont find anywhere else. This article is about 3 ‘must try’ experiences for any discerning traveller interested in visiting the Land of the Rising Sun. Experience a ryokan (an alternative […]

Hangzhou - a shopper's paradise in China

Hangzhou – a shopper’s paradise in China

Just a short 45 minute bullet train from Shanghai is the popular capital city of culture and leisure, Hangzhou. It has also been the national centre of the production of silk for centuries and today hundreds of thousands of ardent shoppers descend every year to browse through the diversity of quality products and textiles available. […]

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

With over 100 million monthly users and 40 million pictures posted daily, it’s fair to say that Instagram is a pretty powerful social media tool. So for those working in the luxury travel industry, it’s important to take note of Instagram’s trends. With that in mind, it’s time for a drumroll… The top 10 most […]

6 unforgettable luxury Sri Lanka experiences

6 unforgettable luxury Sri Lanka experiences

Sri Lanka has been creating quite a buzz in recent months. From its lush landscape and ancient monuments to its exotic cuisine and welcoming people, the mystical appeal of this island paradise means it is quickly emerging as a desirable destination for those in search of a spiritual, cultural and relaxing luxury holiday. When my […]

10 of the world's most baby friendly luxury hotels

10 of the world’s most baby friendly luxury hotels

Even the newest members of the family can enjoy the art of fine travel in exotic locations. Baby can enjoy such pleasures as freshly prepared organic baby food, plush crib linens, Maclaren strollers and GUND teddy bears. Mom and Dad will appreciate diaper services, bottle warmers, childproof kits and even a personal butler to help […]

Top 5 luxury destinations in Koh Samui

Top 5 luxury destinations in Koh Samui

Koh Samui is one of the most popular areas in Thailand and boasts wonderful sights, tasty cuisine and much more. Finding the right accommodation for your trip is essential to make it the perfect holiday and below we’ve compiled the top five luxury accommodation destinations in Koh Samui. Chaweng Chaweng is the biggest town on […]

Go online and roam for free all over Taiwan

Go online and roam for free all over Taiwan

Tourists can now go online and roam for free all over Taiwan thanks to the exciting launch of ‘iTaiwan’ WiFi hotspots. The government has set up approximately 4,400 ‘iTaiwan’ WiFi hotspots at popular tourist locations, transportation centres and cultural establishments across the country. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau hopes this technological advance will further attract international […]

11 unforgettable dining experiences

11 unforgettable dining experiences

Something we always do on holiday is find a special place to dine and we’ve been jotting them down in Evernote for a long while now! Staying in a self-catering or a more basic boutique hotel away from the hum drum is quite a good way to save some pennies but still enjoy the finer […]

3 days to see Singapore and 10 things to fit in

3 days to see Singapore and 10 things to fit in

I visited Singapore last February to latch on to the end of my husband being over there with work.  For the first 2 days I did next to nothing – jet lag and humidity were enough to deal with that – I just parked myself at “Privé” in Keppel Marina while my husband worked nearby.  […]

The wealthiest cities in the world

The wealthiest cities in the world

According to WealthInsight’s World City Millionaire Rankings Report 2013, Tokyo is home to more millionaires than any other city in the world, followed by New York and London. But interestingly, a different pattern emerges if you look at the cities with the most multi-millionaires or billionaires. Dubai, often associated with extreme wealth and opulence, only […]

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

Traveling to sprawling, bustling world cities like London and Paris is unquestionably exciting, but even for the most energetic traveler, urban journeys can be sensory overload. Thank goodness for lavish spas that transport you from pounding the pavement to the ultimate in pampering. Not surprisingly, many of the best ones can be found at luxurious […]

Experience India’s Thar Desert in complete luxury

Experience India’s Thar Desert in complete luxury

The medieval city of Jaisalmer lies in the heart of India’s Thar Desert, and is affectionately referred to as Rajasthan’s “Golden City”. Jaisalmer is a golden oasis in the centre of the Thar, with a backdrop of shimmering dunes that roll away as far as the eye can see. The area is home to a […]

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