tokyo shopping masks asakusa

Tokyo shopping has it all: high-end and offbeat fashion, traditional crafts, vintage wares, all manner of only-in-Japan souvenirs, and that gadget you didn't know...
Singapore ‘s best bars with a view

Peppered with futuristic skyscrapers such as the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the Singapore skyline is truly a sight to behold. As the sun...
Cebu City's annual Sinulog Festival is a riot of colour

January may be the perfect time to start making travel plans for the year ahead – but it’s also a wonderful month to put them into...
Southeast Asia travel guide

The backpacking trail through Southeast Asia is well worn. People have been traveling it since the 1970s. Starting in beautiful Thailand, the trail makes...

Bargain is not common in some countries, but in Vietnam it really is. In Vietnam, bargaining is always worthwhile. Yet, it is not always...
taxi

Here are our tips from our recent experience with the taxi’s in Vietnam. 1. Vinasun was okay. Mai Linh was dishonest to us in Da...
Hanoi Old Quarter

Enthralling and enraging in equal amounts, Vietnam's long-held position as a travel icon is more than deserved. In no other country is the collision...
Kyoto

1. Rent a wireless router Getting a prepaid SIM card with local calling service is difficult in Japan. It's better to rent a handy little...

Thailand remains one of the first ports of call for first-time backpackers. But don’t be fooled – though travelling here means following a well-beaten...

How to have a safe trip in Cambodia is a question of any traveller who wants to visit this Southest Asia country. Cambodia is...

Opened in 1932, the Raffles Grand d’Angkor has survived all the vagaries of recent Cambodian history and has hosted luminaries such as Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham and the Clintons.

Housed in a mega retail, office, hotel and residential complex, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, formerly known as The South Beach, offers 634 rooms and suites in a pair of shimmering glass and steel towers, with architecture by Foster + Partners as well as Aedas, and interior design by Philippe Starck.

Anantara Rasananda is as lavish as it gets and constitutes a serious challenge to the island’s budget reputation. This well-run five star resort offers sumptuous and spacious rooms and villas, all with deep plunge pools facing the sea or a delightful jungle garden cum lagoon.

Close to the bustle and excitement of the city, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, sweeping lawns and tranquil courtyards. This peaceful oasis features picturesque views of West Lake and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Hanoi. The hotel provides the perfect balance between tranquility and convenience.

Squeaking geckos and singing crickets send you to sleep at this enduring, excellent-value eco-lodge with comfortable chalets set back from the Tatai River. With a resident guide, inviting bar-restaurant, free kayaks, riverside chill-out area and spa pavilion in a jungle setting, it’s a top pick.