Category: Asia

Now trending: the Sri Lankan breakfast hopper

Now trending: the Sri Lankan breakfast hopper

Made from a batter of fermented rice flour and coconut milk in a curved pan, the hopper is a crispy pancake shaped like a bowl with a spongy middle. It is really nice and light and even though it is called a breakfast hopper (don’t be deceived by the heading), Sri Lanka loves all day
Luxury vegan experiences in Langkawi

Luxury vegan experiences in Langkawi

Our luxury vegan experiences in Langkawi will help you when you’re heading to this popular Malaysian island located in the Andaman Sea; we’ve tried and tested three of the finest resorts and can report back to just how good they are, and also how their signature restaurants cater for vegan guests. There are very few
5 reasons to travel solo in Japan

5 reasons to travel solo in Japan

Whether you’re running a finger over a map searching for your next solo holiday destination, or you’re daydreaming about travelling alone for the very first time, there’s a cluster of islands with rich culture and history, delicious food and kindly people. A country perfect for every kind of solo traveller. Japan, a place with diametric
Celebrate in style: India and Sri Lanka

Celebrate in style: India and Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka both offer unlimited potential for creating celebrations of a lifetime. Gather up your favourite people in the world and head east for an adventure to never forget – whether in a Maharaja’s palace rising out of the desert or a tropical private peninsula. Arrive by elephant, private plane or magic carpet
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Top 5 hidden gem ski resorts in the world

What could be more luxurious than having your own slice of ski heaven? Quiet slopes are just as important as perfect powder and first-class services, which is why we’ve put together our top five secret ski destinations in the world. Pila, Italy Pila has the sought-after combination of being both lively and intimate: its small
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Special feature: Amansara, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap in Cambodia draws in more than four million tourists a year, which is four times more than a decade ago. And tourists and travelers alike are all there to see one thing: Angkor Wat. The ancient temples and complex of Angkor, set on the outskirts of Siem Reap, are by far the country’s
Asia's 10 most beautiful train journeys

Asia's 10 most beautiful train journeys

An atmospheric train ride is second to none. The perfect way to get to know a country’s landscapes and customs, train trips transform perfunctory journey time into an experience in itself. There are myriad fantastic routes across Asia to choose from, ranging from the more upscale first-class carriages to those which are more basic, but
Top 11 places to visit in the Andamans

Top 11 places to visit in the Andamans

One of the reasons people love the Andaman Islands is that it is not just another beach destination. It has some interesting historical sites, natural wonders and activities that the whole family can enjoy. With something for everyone, these islands are growing in popularity each year and have several thousands of people visiting them. If
5 cool boutique hotels to visit in 2018

5 cool boutique hotels to visit in 2018

Instagrammable gems of the accommodation world, the best boutique hotels deliver memorable escapes with bucket-loads of originality and panache.  Warm, personal service is a given – as are bespoke, well-considered interiors.  Read on for our top-picks to add to your wander-lust wishlist for 2018 and beyond: Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman This clifftop retreat rests 2,000m
Travel guide to Aman Resorts

Travel guide to Aman Resorts

Phenomenal luxury, exquisite comforts and an astonishing array of different cultures and landscapes, Aman serves up the best of the best every time. Below we have listed their properties in Asia, but specifically highlighting what we love about each one. Carry on reading and let us know in the comments if you have any other highlights
5 of the world's best serviced apartments for the business traveller

5 of the world's best serviced apartments for the business traveller

Travel around the world on business a lot? If you do, you’ll no doubt appreciate the comfort of a good quality, long-term base when you travel – something that gives you more independence and privacy than a traditional hotel stay. We spoke to our friends at Vision Apartments to identify five luxury apartments that you
Villa Shalimar Estate in Bali

First time in Bali? Which area should I stay?

Bali, the number one holiday destination for 2017 (according to TripAdvisor), is attracting tourists from all over the world. And a question often asked: which area in Bali should I stay? Bali is a large island with many different towns and villages, each with different characteristics and offering something different. And the island has grown
5 luxury honeymoon experiences in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

5 luxury honeymoon experiences in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Planning a wedding is stressful, there’s no two ways about it. But planning a honeymoon should provide respite. No table plans to navigate, caterers to negotiate with, or photographers to sift through. This first holiday as a married couple should be the perfect tonic after a frantic few months. With a relaxed pace of life,
12 boutique hotels in India that scream luxury

12 boutique hotels in India that scream luxury

How do you define luxury? What is it that immediately comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘luxury’? Luxury in its raw from is the purest definition of extravagance with tranquillity. Creature comfort is just one aspect among others. Let’s have a look at those who strike the right chords, maintaining perfect balance
5 popular food items recommended for the well-heeled traveller in China

5 popular food items recommended for the well-heeled traveller in China

The Chinese love eating – that’s a fact. Food is an important part of the Chinese culture. It has been for thousands of years. It is usual for a Chinese to greet another with “Have you eaten?” rather than ‘How are you?” as practised in the West. Chinese do love their food! Broadly, there are
The world's most exciting city? A compelling debate

The world's most exciting city? A compelling debate

In partnership with The Platinum Card® from American Express® You may recall that I was planning to attend an event hosted by 1843 Magazine and The Platinum Card from American Express recently – a debate in which five different cities, proposed by five different panellists, were put forward as contenders for the title of the