Pockets Full of Sunshine

From sunbathing on deserted powdery sands to dancing under a fat moon, Thailand has beaches to suit every holiday dream.

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Sniffing Success

A scent ‘architect’, Chalida Kunalai has designed everything from hotel ambience to colours for the blind.

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Submerge Yourself in Songkran

Need a little help navigating Thai New Year? Check out our guide to the wildest water wars plus unique and gentle traditions.

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Thailand But Not As We Know It

Contemporary Thai artists are unveiling startling new visions of their country – drawing admiring glances from a global audience.

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True Colours Shining Through

The vast and vibrant diversity of India reaches high tide on one day of the year – welcome to Holi! 

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Stretching to History
Cambodia | 8-13 Mar 2020

Renowned Pilates teacher Leslie Logan is hosting a cultural and fitness experience in Siem Reap this March and August. The Pilates and Profitable Pilates five-day retreats are great for both beginners and Pilates pros, read more

Touch the Sky
Kuala Lumpur | 19-22 Mar 2020

The Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has been lighting the skies-over Malaysia’s hub of government since 2009, read more 

 

Raucous Rite of Passage
Chiang Mai | 26-30 Mar 2020

Poy Sang Long, or “Ordaining Beloved Sons” in the Shan language, is a lively festival in which boys aged seven to 14 join the monkhood as novices. Read more 

Just a Click Away 
Laos | Now 

The Laos Tourism Board has launched Discover Laos Today to provide tourists with up-to-date travel news, as well as information on off-the-beaten-track options. Read more 

Have a Splashing New Year!
Southeast Asia | 13-17 Apr 2020

People in Buddhist countries all around Southeast Asia mark the traditional New Year more or less the same way – splashing each other with water! Read more 

The Treasure Trove of Mumbai

Vibrant, exhilarating, chaotic. Every corner of India’s largest city captivates wanderers with its colourful and bustling human drama.Presented here are three of its most spellbinding cultural gems. Read more

All Aboard for Hua Hin!

There’s no better place for a quick, quiet getaway from the bustling capital. Read more

A Bold Bowl of Flavour 

Oozing complex flavours, the simple-looking dip known as Nam Phrik is a masterpiece in disguise. Read more 

 

Chilling with the Queen of Fruits

Looking like a purple tennis ball with a funny green hat, the mangosteen has been crowned a foodie favourite alongside King Durian. Read more

Gems of Delight

When the weather gets hot, chill out with a bowl of ice-cold ‘rubies’. Read more

Stayed: Hotel Nikko Bangkok

A few minutes on foot from Thonglor skytrain station, Hotel Nikko Bangkok offers travellers warmth and comfort in elegant interiors. A minimalist design brings together traditional Thai and Japanese aesthetics, read more

Stayed: Ocean Rock Kalim 

The pool deck at Ocean Rock Kalim offers a tantalising vista as the Andaman meets the sky on the far horizon. The skyline of bustling Patong is visible just down the coast, read more

Tried: Salarom Spa at Baan Hin Sai

Most of us enjoy an occasional pampering session, and for many visitors to Thailand, one or more visits to the spa sits high on their list of must-dos. Read more 

Taste of the Rising Sun
Bangkok

The Salon du Japonisant has hidden its presence well on busy Sukhumvit 39, but cocktail-lovers who make the discovery are immediately transfixed by its gigantic wooden shelves with an impressive array of imported liqueurs poised to be transformed into brillant concoctions. Read more 

A Foodie’s Dream Come True
Samui

The delicious flavours of Thai dishes are a major draw for tourists, and cooking classes are often high on the list of their must-do activities. Read more

Age-Lessly the Best 
Phuket 

If Anantara Layan’s spectacular location, five-star pampering and lustrous reputation aren’t enough to woo you, then maybe its newest restaurant will. Read more 

Marinated in History
Chiang Mai

Stepping into Chiang Mai’s fabulously restored Kiti Panit General Store, visitors find themselves transported back to the 1800s. Read more 

Step Back in Time
Pattaya

Seeking something a little more authentic than the beach or entertainment venues in Pattaya? The head to the Chak Ngaew Old Chinese Market. Read more 

Midnight Feast
Chengdu

Long famed for its pandas and cultural landmarks, Chengdu in Sichuan province has now added sizzling nightlife to the mix. Read more 

The Art of Understanding
Hong Kong

The swirling seas of cultural and national exchange have swept into the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, read more

Tree for All 
Singapore 

Singapore’s answer to Central Park now has more than just flowers and trees to feast your eyes on. The new observation deck at Gardens by the Bay offers are unobstructed views of the city space. Read more

History at Hand
Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian Chinese Museum brims with all you need to know about the history, culture and heritage of Chinese Malaysians. Opened just over a year ago, read more 

Comfortingly Cambodian
Phnom Penh

Inspired by old family recipes passed down from generation to generation, Chef Kethana set out to recreate true Cambodian flavours at her new restaurant. Read more 

Dreamy Detoxification 
Siem Reap 

Renowned for its tranquil location minutes away from Angkor Wat, the Navutu Dreams Resort is considered one of Siem Reap’s top destinations for wellness and yoga. Read more 

High-Concept Dining
Yangon

Established in a stunning 1927 heritage building formerly the New Law Courts, Rosewood Yangon offers 205 spacious guestrooms, suites as well as the one- and two-bedroom Rosewood Residences. Read more 

Dreamy Detoxification 
Siem Reap 

Renowned for its tranquil location minutes away from Angkor Wat, the Navutu Dreams Resort is considered one of Siem Reap’s top destinations for wellness and yoga. Read more 

Dedicated to the Goddess
Kim Thái, Vietnam

Every year, the Phu Giay Festival commemorates Lieu Hanh – the mother goddess of Vietnamese folk religion – with processions to the Phu Giay Pagoda in Kim Thái, read more

Beach Vibes
Bình Thuận

Returning for a fourth year, the Vibe Nation Beach Fest serves up three days of heart-pumping music, food and art at the Hadota Resort and Boating Centre, read more

Wrapped in Rainbows
Mumbai

The Indian festival of Holi splashes over the country to mark the end of winter on the first full moon of March. Read more 

Riding the Longest Waves
Maldives 

Though it’s getting cold in the southern hemisphere, the surf’s rising in the clear waters of the Maldives. Read more 

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