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All Right, London? Blimey! Just in time for the Olympics, British Airways is upping its service between London and Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Airlines is launching its first flight to the UK with an all-business plane. Brill. (Let’s see how much British slang this American columnist can bandy...
Mar 16 2012
What to Do Pak Nam Pran The biggest beach along this stretch of coastline is Pak Nam Pran (aka Khao Kalok). Kite surfing is really big here, thanks to the regular coastal breezes and the relatively calm waters. Try Airstylers Kite School. Prefer to stick to the ground? Most hotels rent out bicycles...
Mar 16 2012
Historic Kantang Before 1915, Trang was a busy trading post centered around Kantang, where local goods such as rubberwood and rice were shipped off to international markets. Stop by the Phraya Rassada Museum, where an influential former governor’s photographs, furniture and household items...
Mar 16 2012
Masterful Map When it comes to tracking down addresses, Bangkok can be completely mystifying, what with the dozens of sois and their haphazard numbering. Longtime Thailand resident Nancy Chandler has designed a series of maps, though, that completely change the way visitors can navigate the city....
Mar 16 2012
An Eatery with Atmosphere After founding numerous other spots whose menus he’s developed, such as Spot Dessert Bar in New York and Koh in Mumbai, Thai celebrity chef Ian Kittichai has finally opened up his first flagship restaurant in Bangkok. Issaya Siamese Club takes up a charming two-story...
Mar 16 2012
For Font Fans It will come as no surprise that in addition to actually going places, I also like to fill my home with travel-related paraphernalia. A separate obsession: maps. Yet another: fonts and typefaces. Via some friends, I stumbled across maps (that double as artwork) in which graphic...
Mar 6 2012
An Andy Warhol retrospective in Singapore
If you’re a jet-setter, you’re bound to be a culture buff, too—at least that’s what it seems like, given the number of ways art is being incorporated into the travel experience. From roving world-class exhibitions to exclusive works integrated into hotels’ décor...
Mar 2 2012
This competition is open to anyone with a passion for photography and appreciation for the relaxed resort life style. The Barai are launching this competition to see guest's interpretation of the spa. This easy-to-enter contest asks visitors to submit a snapshot of the spa through the contests...
Mar 1 2012
The Sultan
Serenity in Singapore Next time you’re in the Lion City, consider booking a night at a new boutique hotel. The Sultan, which opened in October, is housed within two rows of pristine white refurbished shophouses. Quaint and colonial-looking, it’s located in Kampong Glam, a central area...
Feb 24 2012
Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16
Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 Located on the waterfront overlooking Macau’s picturesque inner harbor, Sofitel Macau is an ideal place to stay for those who want to have a laid-back vacation or to explore the city. The 20-floor luxury hotel wears its classical French roots on its sleeves,...
Feb 24 2012