Category: Short Breaks

Nimitri Restaurant, 137 Pillars Bangkok

Coming home to Bangkok – timeless promise of luxury

We didn’t expect that the COO of the brand that renovated a former Northern headquarters of the East Borneo Trading Company once played golf with Bob Hope 137 Pillars Hotel…

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On Missing Hanoi

Hanoi offers a rare opportunity to witness old-world charm as it morphs with the future. The bare elements for sustenance—from the nomadic fruit seller to the street cart vendors—remain in…

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Khao Yai Thailand’s Coolest Resort

Khao Yai National Park and the surrounding district, two hour’s drive northeast of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport is a destination that the Thai appear to want to keep all to…

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Boranup Karee Forest, David Steele

Margaret River, Wine, Food and Adventures in Nature

Western Australia has great appeal as it’s less than a six-hour flight from Singapore and its Mediterranean climate is most inviting. Drive three hours south of Perth to the Margaret…

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Siem Reap, Temple Town

There are few historic sites in South East Asia that beg to be explored as much as Angkor in Cambodia. Often referred to as Angkor Wat, the actual site encompasses…

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A Date with Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the few destinations in the world that has an all-year round appeal. I found myself making yet another trip to one of my favourite countries, a…

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Cruising Bali In Style

Alila Seminyak caught me by surprise. The appeal, approach and the ambience was similar to any other upmarket hotel I had been to in the region, and somehow it was…

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NEO Hong Kong

Hong Kong, now part of modern China, is in a constant search of its own identity; from humble beginnings as a community of fishing villages, to a refuge for immigrants,…

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Sri Lanka’s Style Revolution

Long regarded as one of the friendliest and most welcoming countries, Sri Lanka has managed to surmount the challenges of its recent past and is again high on the list…

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