The Hottest New Hotels Around The World In 2020

Most of us choose where to go and then start planning where to stay. But some hotels are so seductive that they don’t just unlock a destination – they inspire the entire trip. Here...

Bite Into Kuala Lumpur’s Most Famous Sourdough Breads

Sourdough bread is having a moment in Kuala Lumpur, with a number of new bakeries opening lately. Whether you’re into the traditional style or more creative renditions, at these six places you’re sure to find a really good loaf.     Table and...

The Most Magnificent Ocean Pools in Sydney

You can sum up Sydney in summer with a series of conflicting sensations. There’s the shriek of cockatoos over the low rumble of thunder. The warm breeze laced with the unexpected scent of frangipani....

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...

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