Category: China

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

This might not seem the most obvious list going but here – according to Tripadvisor – are the top 10 places every food lover should visit.  Interestingly, neither New York nor London get a mention. Click on the comments and tell us where you think they’ve missed. 1. Lyon, France 2. Bologna, Italy 3. San […]

5 strangest foods (for a Westerner) in China

5 strangest foods (for a Westerner) in China

Have you ever wondered what the equivalents of some of our stranger delicacies like toad in the hole and jellied eels are across the world? What better place to start exploring slightly strange and confusing foods than China – here are just a few examples of baffling food dishes you may come across: Chicken feet […]

Air hostesses showcase their deadly kung fu moves

Air stewardesses at Hong Kong Airlines are being trained in Wing Chun, a deadly martial art that can reputedly knock an aggressor out cold in a matter of seconds.  It’s not clear whether it’s mostly PR hype or designed to be a legitimate safety exercise but it’s a kind of kung fu that apparently works […]

New hotel takes pride of place on Hong Kong's waterfront

New hotel takes pride of place on Hong Kong’s waterfront

Exuding effortless style and with views overlooking Victoria Harbour, Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus will be the boutique hotel of choice for sophisticated travellers. Scheduled to open in mid-March, Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus is set to become a new Hong Kong landmark. Ideally located in Connaught Road West, Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus is within […]

Tibet's first international luxury hotel, complete with blinging pool

Tibet’s first international luxury hotel, complete with blinging pool

Standing on the “Roof of the World” at 12,000 feet above sea level, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort offers refined luxury and superlative service in a storied city. The resort boasts awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas and the Lhasa Valley from each of the 162 guest rooms, suites and villas which feature distinctive architectural details […]

Golf and cruise packages featuring the top golf courses in the world

Golf and cruise packages featuring the top golf courses in the world

Azamara Club Cruises and PerryGolf have joined forces to offer an escorted and all-inclusive golf tour and cruise program that features some of the world’s premier golf courses. Designed specifically with the passionate golfer in mind and offering more opportunities for guests to play at more courses on a voyage, Azamara Club Golf Cruises combines […]

Chinese New Year festivities to look out for in Hong Kong

Chinese New Year festivities to look out for in Hong Kong

Visitors to Hong Kong in February 2011 can join locals in celebrating the biggest and most important festival on the Chinese calendar – Chinese New Year. This year it will the Year of the Rabbit and festivities include flamboyant flower markets, a spectacular night parade, stage performances, fabulous fireworks and lively sporting events, as well […]

Live orchestra… on a delayed Boeing 747

Having already waited an hour and a half to take off, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta chamber orchestra gave a spontaneous concert on a delayed KLM Boeing 747 at Shanghai Airport.

Hong Kong is voted Conde Nast Traveller's Readers' favourite island

Hong Kong is voted Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ favourite island

Hong Kong has not only been voted Favourite Island but also overall won the Bronze Medal in the Best of the Best Top 100 Travel experiences at the Readers’ Travel Awards from Condé Nast Traveller magazine that were unveiled in London on Wednesday 1st September 2010. Hong Kong beat all the other islands including Sicily […]

Learn to cook Thai food at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

Learn to cook Thai food at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

Learn to cook Thai food at a top Hong Kong hotel

Special feature: Shanghai Tang iPod/iPhone app

Special feature: Shanghai Tang iPod/iPhone app

For those who aren’t already familiar, Shanghai Tang is a leading luxury lifestyle brand emerging from China, offering everything from luxury apparel for men, women and children, as well as accessories and homeware. And now, if you own an iPod Touch or iPhone, you can enjoy their latest collection courtesy of their free ‘City Chic’ […]

New cross-strait flights launched by China Airlines

Taiwanese national carrier, China Airlines and its subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, have announced plans to fly a larger aircraft between Taipei and mainland China. This move follows growing demand from travellers seeking more cross-strait flights. China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines will now fly an Airbus A330-300 on all flights from Taoyuan International Airport to Xian, Shenyang, […]

Swissôtel offers access to the most exlusive clubs in Berlin, Istanbul and Shanghai

Swissôtel offers access to the most exlusive clubs in Berlin, Istanbul and Shanghai

Guests taking advantage of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Finest Clubs Package can now gain admission to top clubs. The first hotels in the international hotel chain to offer this exclusive package are Swissôtel Berlin, Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul and Swissôtel Grand Shanghai; other hotels are to follow shortly. The package was created especially for […]

Epicurean series at Amber Restaurant at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The two-star Michelin Amber Restaurant at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, has  announced its 2010 Epicurean series, celebrating the finest of food and wine. Each Epicurean dinner is preceded by an hour-long apéritif and introduction of fine wines by visiting winemakers and wine masters. Upcoming dinners this Spring include: 14th April 2010 Spanish Wine […]

New luxury hotel in Guilin offers luxury cruises on Li River

The Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin opened in Guilin, China this week. The newly opened hotel is also offering guests a luxury cruise experience along the Li River – the only luxury hotel in the city to provide this exclusive waterborne journey. From now until 31 October 2010, guests can book the Suite Cruise package and enjoy […]

Wynn Macau’s newest and most ambitious restaurant, Golden Flower

After a successful two-year search for mainland China’s best chefs, an exhaustive multi-million renovation, and months of culinary research, Wynn Macau launches Golden Flower, its most ambitious and exclusive restaurant to date. Set in an opulent and exclusive dining room, Golden Flower celebrates the life of the historic Cantonese Qing dynasty official Tan Zongjun with […]

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