You can’t miss it. The venerable Banyan Tree Bangkok soars above South Sathon Road like an elongated, upended pencil case. Set well back from the traffic, it cocoons you from the high-speed particle collider known as Bangkok. Step into your room, especially if it’s a Club Floor suite, and...
You might start your Bangkok shopping spree with good intentions but there's a pretty high chance you won't always buy what you need. Bangkok is a shopper's paradise with so many excellent places to shop, once you're hooked on shopping in Bangkok, you might run out of time to see...
If you're wondering what to do in Bangkok after you've seen the sights, just walk into any shopping mall or market in Bangkok and you will see rows of silk items, from pre-cut dressmaking fabrics to neckties and cushion covers. Thai silk is as entrenched in Thailand's culture as...
The explosion of new five-star resorts in Macau over the last few years has brought an unexpected benefit. The Macau spa industry has taken off and Macau is fast becoming a spa hub in Asia. With so many luxurious and world-class spas located in a small area, it’s easy...
The toothless woman behind a pile of tentacles stares at me. It's a you-look-like-a-tourist kind of stare that transcends the language barrier. I nod and point my camera elsewhere. If I had bought a kilogram of squid from the toothless lady I'm sure I'd be posting her photo here...
30 years ago you couldn’t visit Hanoi without being trailed by a government agent. The locals were too afraid to mingle with foreigners in case the government thought they were a spy. These days, the people in Hanoi are much friendlier and Vietnam is fast becoming a hotspot with plenty...
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