Category: Asia

Top 5 must-do things in the Maldives

Top 5 must-do things in the Maldives

The Maldives is renowned for being a tropical paradise and is a popular choice when it comes to honeymoon destinations. But what is there to do there? Well you can either simply soak up the stunning surroundings of pure white sands, crystal clear waters and swaying palms doing absolutely nothing, or immerse in the many […]

Photograph of the week: Singapore's Gardens by the Bay

Photograph of the week: Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

This photo of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay was taken at the famous SkyPark on top of Marina Bay Sands hotel. It shows the popular Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and Supertrees shining bright at night. During the day, visitors can stroll through the air-conditioned domes to see an array of flowers and plant life from […]

Top 5 things to do in Udaipur, India’s most romantic city

The enchanting Indian city of Udaipur has always charmed visitors, with its glamorous setting, rich history and grand architecture. Udaipur’s glittering lakes are the main attraction, along with its splendid palaces, narrow streets and the prominent ridges of the Aravalli Mountains stretching away in every direction. This fairy-tale like city was founded in 1559, and […]

The “Kama Sutra Temples” of Khajuraho, India

In a country with no less than seven recognized religions, there are literally thousands of temples to explore whilst visiting India. Arguably the most spectacular is the magnificent group of Hindu temples in Khajuraho, which are famed for their Kama Sutra decorations. Located in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, these temples are now a […]

Recipe of the week: Atlantic salmon, maple soy, sesame bok choy and Phuket mango salsa

Recipe of the week: Atlantic salmon, maple soy, sesame bok choy and Phuket mango salsa

The great combination of tropical fruit and fresh seafood are matched perfectly with the sesame bok choy and the Asian soy, maple syrup marinade in this delicious Atlantic salmon dish, served with a Phuket mango salsa. This is a beautiful, light dish to share on a warm summer’s day with a glass of your favourite Chardonnay or […]

Singapore luxury: Singapore Suites and the Four Seasons Singapore

Singapore luxury: Singapore Suites and the Four Seasons Singapore

Seeking a luxurious getaway to Singapore? It’s hard to beat Singapore Suites and the Four Seasons Singapore for some serious pampering. Here’s what you can look forward to by upgrading your flights to and hotel stay in this cosmopolitan city. Singapore Suites’ “Book the Cook” Want to pick out a special gourmet meal even before […]

Top 8 unusual luxury retreats

Top 8 unusual luxury retreats

There are countless beautiful hotels these days, with luxurious interiors and perfect locations making them pretty hard to beat. But we’ve been seeking something a little more extraordinary. From incredible tree houses you’ve always dreamed about to hidden underwater boltholes, we’ve uncovered the best places for a unique yet luxurious get away. A night in an igloo? […]

Suite of the week: Luxury Bali Beach Retreat, Bulung Daya, Bali, Indonesia

Suite of the week: Luxury Bali Beach Retreat, Bulung Daya, Bali, Indonesia

Suite name: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Bulung Daya Location: Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 480 square metres with a garden of 3,500 square metres Cost per night: from $550 per night What makes it special: Leave stress behind in this luxury beach retreat set in a pristine wild landscape, far from the crowds, with a 33 metres long […]

5 of the best luxury hotels in India

5 of the best luxury hotels in India

When you think luxury, India is not the first destination which pops up to the mind. With a great diversity in climates, vegetation and terrain to shape it, luxury travel has taken off in a big way. However it is the local culture steeped in hospitality which lends it the character to rate it amongst […]

A gastro guide to Vietnam

A gastro guide to Vietnam

The days of Vietnam’s war torn asceticism truly belong in the last millennium, for never has there been a better time to visit this vibrant country and indulge your taste buds in its staggering 500 traditional dishes. With the economy soaring, its crumbling old quarters are now crammed with fine restaurants and globally respected chefs. […]

Suite of the week: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Villa Sungai Bali

Suite of the week: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Villa Sungai Bali

Suite name: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Villa Sungai Bali Location: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 2,100 sq m (villa and gardens) Cost per night: AUD1,100-1,300++ (low/peak season) What makes it special: Floating above a river, beneath a towering canopy of rainforest, Sungai, with its standout ‘great’ room with vast thatched ceiling overlooking the 18m pool, has everything you expect […]

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

There are currently 981 World Heritage Sites worldwide. To be considered one it has to have ‘outstanding universal value’ and falls into the following sites: cultural, natural and mixed. A World Heritage Site could range from being a building, a mountain, a lake to a desert, monument, forest and even a city. Here are just […]

Everything you ever wanted to know about Bali

Everything you ever wanted to know about Bali

inBali.org – launched two weeks ago – is helping to bring the world’s attention to Bali as an ever-growing hub of creativity and progressive living. Helmed by editor Samantha Chalker from Australia, the project is put together by an eccentric team of locals and expats working to show you everything you ever wanted to know, […]

Step back in time and discover the world's best kept secret beaches

Step back in time and discover the world’s best kept secret beaches

There is nothing more satisfying than personally discovering hidden treasures of golden sand and crystal clear water. The simple pleasures of pristine beauty await those fortunate enough to research thoroughly enough, or travel far enough to find them. The thought of a day or more at the one of the best kept beaches rewards the […]

A bucket list must: Amanjiwo, Borobudur, Java

A bucket list must: Amanjiwo, Borobudur, Java

If Amanjiwo isn’t yet on your luxury travel bucket list, it should be. Its name means peaceful soul, and peace is exactly what you’ll find during your stay in this beautiful, intimate setting, with just 36 suites set in two crescents around a graceful rotunda that echoes the striking design of Buddhist sanctuary Borobudur. Getting […]

Cambodia's top 3 travel spots

Cambodia’s top 3 travel spots

Six years as the General Manager of the largest luxury river cruise company in Cambodia, German born Alexander Scheible has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the region. Here are his top 3 suggestions for visitors. 1. Cruise up the Mekong to see the rare river dolphins The stretch of river around Kratie town is home to […]

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