The new beat in Shanghai’s jazz scene

  Starched dinner jackets match the white hair of the Old Jazz Band at Shanghai’s historic Fairmont Peace Hotel. Acknowledged as the world’s most elderly band until they were succeeded by a Japanese trio formed...

The Australian City of Gastronomy you’ve probably never heard of

There’s a queue forming quickly beneath a navy-blue marquee at the Castlemaine Farmers Market. An older woman, seeing that the straggly line has forked, shepherds people into single file. “I don’t want any of...

A foodie’s market: London’s emerging food hall scene

It’s 12.35pm on Thursday in central London, and at Market Hall West End – a gargantuan new food hall off Oxford Circus – the trickle of customers is fast becoming a flood. Up the escalator,...
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Check into these newly opened heritage hotels in Singapore

In Singapore, where modern buildings shoot up with breakneck regularity, the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings offers a refreshing counterpoint. Most recently, the opening of a clutch of hotels – or reopening, rather –...

Meet Lan Ha Bay: The other Halong Bay

It’s late afternoon and Bal Valdehuesa clings to a reverse incline, the peach-coloured sunlight illuminating his yellow-tinged dreadlocks and the thin glaze of sweat on his taut, muscular back. He’s about 15m high with...

Bold Beats: Meet The Troupe Behind 24 Festive Drums

At the passionate bellow of the lead drummer, the troupe kicks off its performance with a low rumble, slowly building to a crescendo. Soon, it bursts into a spirited, synchronised choreography. One minute, you...

5 Places to Ski in Asia-Pacific

Skiing is a winter activity that has long been associated with Western countries, with some of the most popular destinations being the transboundary Alps in central Europe, the Rocky Mountains in North America, as...

Luxury Retreats : December 2019 Edition

Our top picks for the best accommodation to round off 2019. Chic Accommodations Experience five-star service and facilities in a stylish, modern setting along Penang’s famous Gurney Drive at G Hotel Gurney. Its 312 chic guest...

Charming Christmas Markets: In Pictures

Europe has undoubtedly the best Christmas markets anywhere in the world. From snow-capped cathedrals and ancient fir trees adorned with twinkly lights, to delicious gingerbread straight out of medieval cookbooks and the sweet aroma...

Setiu Wetlands: Terengganu’s Hidden Eco-Gem

Passionate local community turns Setiu Wetlands into model eco-tourism hub. “We call Pak Harun the fish listener. Like most of the folk who live around Setiu, he makes a living as a fisherman but uses...

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