Cedric Tan

Cedric Tan

Cedric Tan is Le Founder and Chief of Le Concierge Orient, luxury travel website and publisher of the LCO Top 10 Lists which recognises and awards the very best luxury hotels, restaurants and spas across Asia. A seasoned travel and gourmet columnist since 2003, he is passionate about the refinements of grand hospitality and has reviewed many of the top hotels and restaurants across the continent.

Latest from Cedric Tan

High Speed Rail from Hong Kong to Beijing: How to travel in style across 4 cities

The train journey traverses eight cities in nine hours, and there are plenty of sights and grand luxury hotels to enjoy along the ride. Check out our recommendations in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Beijing

The train journey traverses eight cities in nine hours, and there are plenty of sights and grand luxury hotels to enjoy along the ride. Check out our recommendations in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Beijing

18 Aug 2019 - 12:00PM
How Restaurant Zén is giving Singaporeans a taste for Swedish fine dining

14 courses are served in three floors, with beautifully presented food, prepared with Nordic and Japanese traditional culinary touches

14 courses are served in three floors, with beautifully presented food, prepared with Nordic and Japanese traditional culinary touches

24 Apr 2019 - 2:00PM
7 decadently luxurious hotels in Chiang Mai that offer out-of-this-world services

Chiang Mai in Thailand is a top travel spot, thanks to plush resorts offering hard-to-find services, from tarot-based colour and light therapy to guest villas filled with antiques

Chiang Mai in Thailand is a top travel spot, thanks to plush resorts offering hard-to-find services, from tarot-based colour and light therapy to guest villas filled with antiques

19 Apr 2019 - 3:01PM
5 ways to maximise your time at Tokyo Skytree’s restaurants, hotel and shopping mall

Marvel at Japanese technology inside the nation’s tallest tower – from flamboyantly themed lifts to intricate design

Marvel at Japanese technology inside the nation’s tallest tower – from flamboyantly themed lifts to intricate design

2 Apr 2019 - 10:02AM
Insider’s guide to Singapore – where crazy rich Asians go to eat, drink and be merry

What are the restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries, gyms and spas that in-the-know locals like to visit? Find out...

What are the restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries, gyms and spas that in-the-know locals like to visit? Find out...

27 Mar 2019 - 2:01PM
A historic Qing dynasty mansion and 6 other luxury Chinese hotels in Chengdu

The Temple House, once home to the emperor’s officials Wanda Reign Chengdu and Fairmont Chengdu are among fine offerings

The Temple House, once home to the emperor’s officials Wanda Reign Chengdu and Fairmont Chengdu are among fine offerings

23 Mar 2019 - 2:00AM
From ancient shrines to frozen waterfalls: 11 top spots to visit in Nikko, Japan

A spiritual Unesco World Heritage Site, a museum dedicated to royalty, splendid hotels and natural wonders such as frozen waterfalls makes this an alluring destination

A spiritual Unesco World Heritage Site, a museum dedicated to royalty, splendid hotels and natural wonders such as frozen waterfalls makes this an alluring destination

28 Feb 2019 - 6:52AM
From snow monsters to sulphur soaks: 5 reasons why Zao Onsen is Japan’s next winter sensation

This relatively ‘undiscovered’ resort – within easy reach of Tokyo – offers fine ‘snow monster’ scenery, great skiing and hot sulphuric springs

This relatively ‘undiscovered’ resort – within easy reach of Tokyo – offers fine ‘snow monster’ scenery, great skiing and hot sulphuric springs

22 Feb 2019 - 1:12PM
How the Capella can help ‘crazy rich’ Singapore keep its edge in 2019

After Trump-Kim summit and the glory of Hollywood, the Lion City can learn from its grand dame of hotels, which blends old and new while keeping up with the times

After Trump-Kim summit and the glory of Hollywood, the Lion City can learn from its grand dame of hotels, which blends old and new while keeping up with the times

9 Feb 2019 - 10:05AM
Why Singapore's real ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ toss lobster sashimi yee sang in the air for Lunar New Year luck

We check out four luxurious varieties of the fish salad dish, also called ‘yusheng’, in the Lion City’s top Chinese restaurants, Shang Palace, Cassia, Jiang-Nan Chun and Shisen Hanten

We check out four luxurious varieties of the fish salad dish, also called ‘yusheng’, in the Lion City’s top Chinese restaurants, Shang Palace, Cassia, Jiang-Nan Chun and Shisen Hanten

16 Jan 2019 - 1:57PM
The best luxury hotel experiences in Kuala Lumpur that you simply cannot miss

So, where can you savour the best cocktail, or spa treatment, or enjoy the best view of the Malaysian capital while soaking in a bath? We have all the answers

So, where can you savour the best cocktail, or spa treatment, or enjoy the best view of the Malaysian capital while soaking in a bath? We have all the answers

3 Jan 2019 - 10:00AM
4 luxury hotels that offer a Chinese heritage experience like no other

Planning a trip to China? Stay in ancient mansions for aristocrats from previous dynasties or striking neo-classical buildings built in the early 20th century

Planning a trip to China? Stay in ancient mansions for aristocrats from previous dynasties or striking neo-classical buildings built in the early 20th century

3 Jan 2019 - 2:59PM
10 best luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian capital has a wealth of hotels – from the Four Seasons to The RuMa to the Villa Samadhi – offering the best in terms of hospitality, F&B and service

The Malaysian capital has a wealth of hotels – from the Four Seasons to The RuMa to the Villa Samadhi – offering the best in terms of hospitality, F&B and service

28 Dec 2018 - 11:47AM
Opinion | From Singapore to Thailand, our pick of Asia’s best luxury hotels, nightspots and spas from 2018

Capella Singapore, the site of Donald Trump’s talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was just one of the many properties to catch the eye

Capella Singapore, the site of Donald Trump’s talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was just one of the many properties to catch the eye

27 Dec 2018 - 2:28PM
Opinion | Step aside Singapore: is Malaysia the real land of crazy rich Asians?

Luxury hotels Four Seasons, The Ruma, W, Banyan Tree and Alila Bangsar all open this year in Kuala Lumpur in a sign of growing optimism in the city

Luxury hotels Four Seasons, The Ruma, W, Banyan Tree and Alila Bangsar all open this year in Kuala Lumpur in a sign of growing optimism in the city

21 Dec 2018 - 1:04PM
5 reasons why Miss Philippines Catriona Gray deserves her Miss Universe crown

The 22-year-old winner of Monday’s pageant in Thailand showed with her confident, well-considered answers in the contest she is a beauty with brains

The 22-year-old winner of Monday’s pageant in Thailand showed with her confident, well-considered answers in the contest she is a beauty with brains

21 Dec 2018 - 2:25PM
5 unexpected Asian delicacies best savoured with a pair of chopsticks

Forget Dolce & Gabbana’s clumsy suggestions about what you can eat with them – the utensils and these regional culinary delights make a perfect match

Forget Dolce & Gabbana’s clumsy suggestions about what you can eat with them – the utensils and these regional culinary delights make a perfect match

29 Nov 2018 - 3:53PM
How to dive like a Crazy Rich Asian at Four Seasons Maldives

From luxury catamaran nights to protected marine reserves, the Four Seasons Maldives knows how to pull off an opulent nautical escape

From luxury catamaran nights to protected marine reserves, the Four Seasons Maldives knows how to pull off an opulent nautical escape

30 Oct 2018 - 2:04AM
6 ways to live the lavish life in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Today’s moneyed elites can enjoy luxury pastimes fit for royalty in this town that serves as a gateway to Angkor Wat, seat of the Khmer kingdom

Today’s moneyed elites can enjoy luxury pastimes fit for royalty in this town that serves as a gateway to Angkor Wat, seat of the Khmer kingdom

18 Oct 2018 - 10:54AM
Hang out and chill the way crazy rich Singaporeans do

While you’re taking a rest from private jets and superyachts, why not drop in on some of the bars and restaurants frequented by the city’s super-rich?

While you’re taking a rest from private jets and superyachts, why not drop in on some of the bars and restaurants frequented by the city’s super-rich?

9 Oct 2018 - 5:59PM
Is the Singapore depicted in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ fact or fiction?

This year’s smash romantic comedy about the city’s affluent elite certainly put the island state on the world map, but how true to life is it?

This year’s smash romantic comedy about the city’s affluent elite certainly put the island state on the world map, but how true to life is it?

8 Oct 2018 - 10:36AM
12 of the best hotels to enjoy in Cambodia’s Siem Reap

Did you know that this tourist magnet is home to some of the swankiest, most luxurious hotels on the face of the planet?

Did you know that this tourist magnet is home to some of the swankiest, most luxurious hotels on the face of the planet?

4 Oct 2018 - 3:40AM
Six of the best ‘must-see’ attractions of Luang Prabang, Laos

Despite its status as a Unesco World Heritage site, the Laotian city is home to some remarkable but almost undiscovered attractions, both cultural and natural

Despite its status as a Unesco World Heritage site, the Laotian city is home to some remarkable but almost undiscovered attractions, both cultural and natural

28 Sep 2018 - 3:23AM
Bangkok Old Town: where old and new combine, from the Grand Palace to trendy nightspots

Despite modern developments pushing deeper into Bangkok’s cultural heart, the temples and markets of the city’s Old Town blend in seamlessly with the boisterous revelries of Khao San.

Despite modern developments pushing deeper into Bangkok’s cultural heart, the temples and markets of the city’s Old Town blend in seamlessly with the boisterous revelries of Khao San.

18 Sep 2018 - 3:41PM
Top 5 daytime delights for visitors to Singapore Grand Prix Formula One race weekend

Try great local cuisines at Clifford Pier, afternoon tea at Capella Singapore resort or a stroll in city state’s tropical gardens before F1’s night action begins

Try great local cuisines at Clifford Pier, afternoon tea at Capella Singapore resort or a stroll in city state’s tropical gardens before F1’s night action begins

14 Sep 2018 - 10:03AM
Will a Michelin star make a chef’s career shine in Singapore?

Being awarded one or more stars is the gastronomic equivalent of an Oscar. But several Singapore restaurants that have won them have subsequently shut their doors. How does the honour affect a winner’s fortunes?

Being awarded one or more stars is the gastronomic equivalent of an Oscar. But several Singapore restaurants that have won them have subsequently shut their doors. How does the honour affect a winner’s fortunes?

11 Sep 2018 - 1:00PM
What’s it like to go to a real Crazy Rich Asians-style wedding? 4 venues for a gold-plated ‘I do’

A real-life Crazy Rich Asian wedding needs a stunning backdrop – like those found in Japan’s historic Kyoto, Vietnam’s panoramic Amanroi, Singapore’s majestic Capella or the dazzling beaches of the Maldives.

A real-life Crazy Rich Asian wedding needs a stunning backdrop – like those found in Japan’s historic Kyoto, Vietnam’s panoramic Amanroi, Singapore’s majestic Capella or the dazzling beaches of the Maldives.

10 Sep 2018 - 5:00PM
The top 11 traditional mooncakes in Singapore

Classic fillings include white lotus, red bean and black sesame paste, while there are also exotic fillings such as foie gras and truffle oil

Classic fillings include white lotus, red bean and black sesame paste, while there are also exotic fillings such as foie gras and truffle oil

5 Sep 2018 - 3:23PM
10 of the best places to try snow skin mooncakes in Singapore this Mid-Autumn Festival

Hotels and restaurants in the Lion City are producing their own mooncakes for the upcoming festivities, in flavours from mocha chocolate and mango to Champagne and cocktail truffle

Hotels and restaurants in the Lion City are producing their own mooncakes for the upcoming festivities, in flavours from mocha chocolate and mango to Champagne and cocktail truffle

30 Aug 2018 - 11:56AM
4 best hidden wellness secrets in Singapore for frequent fliers

Indulge in hair treatments, facial therapy, teeth whitening and the perfect mani-pedi experience

Indulge in hair treatments, facial therapy, teeth whitening and the perfect mani-pedi experience

26 Aug 2018 - 2:02AM