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.
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.

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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

28 Feb 2019 - 6:52AM
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

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

22 Feb 2019 - 1:12PM
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

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

9 Feb 2019 - 10:05AM
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

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

16 Jan 2019 - 1:57PM
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

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

3 Jan 2019 - 10:00AM
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

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

3 Jan 2019 - 2:59PM
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

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

28 Dec 2018 - 11:47AM
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

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

27 Dec 2018 - 2:28PM
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

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

21 Dec 2018 - 1:04PM
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

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

21 Dec 2018 - 2:25PM
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

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

29 Nov 2018 - 3:53PM
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

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

30 Oct 2018 - 2:04AM
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

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

18 Oct 2018 - 10:54AM
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

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?

9 Oct 2018 - 5:59PM
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?

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?

8 Oct 2018 - 10:36AM
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?

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?

4 Oct 2018 - 3:40AM
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?

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

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
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

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.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
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.

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

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
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

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?

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
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?

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.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
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.

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

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
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

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

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
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

4 best hidden wellness secrets in Singapore for frequent fliers

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

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
4 best hidden wellness secrets in Singapore for frequent fliers

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

Is street food a match for fine dining? Michelin ranks hawker stalls on par with Shang Palace, Rang Mahal and Majestic Restaurant

New Michelin Plate ranking introduced in guidebook only serves to highlight mysterious logic behind decision to pick – or exclude – city’s fine eateries

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Is street food a match for fine dining? Michelin ranks hawker stalls on par with Shang Palace, Rang Mahal and Majestic Restaurant

New Michelin Plate ranking introduced in guidebook only serves to highlight mysterious logic behind decision to pick – or exclude – city’s fine eateries

Singapore’s Hungry Ghost Festival: what to do in the Lion City during the month-long event … and taboos to avoid

During the Chinese ghost month it’s said the dead are free to roam the land of the living. Here’s our guide of things to see, how Hokkien Chinese rituals differ from Cantonese, and things you should avoid doing.

18 Aug 2018 - 9:49AM
Singapore’s Hungry Ghost Festival: what to do in the Lion City during the month-long event … and taboos to avoid

During the Chinese ghost month it’s said the dead are free to roam the land of the living. Here’s our guide of things to see, how Hokkien Chinese rituals differ from Cantonese, and things you should avoid doing.

Do newcomers and returning restaurants deserve place in latest ‘Michelin Guide Singapore’?

We sample cuisine after Nouri, Jiang-Nan Chun and Ma Cuisine make debuts and Braci and Jaan return with one-star ratings in this year’s city guidebook

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Do newcomers and returning restaurants deserve place in latest ‘Michelin Guide Singapore’?

We sample cuisine after Nouri, Jiang-Nan Chun and Ma Cuisine make debuts and Braci and Jaan return with one-star ratings in this year’s city guidebook

Top 5 heritage boutique hotels in Laos and Cambodia you should check in to

The two countries boast some of Indochina’s most enchantingly spectacular lodges, the backdrop to much of the region’s rich history

7 Aug 2018 - 5:01PM
Top 5 heritage boutique hotels in Laos and Cambodia you should check in to

The two countries boast some of Indochina’s most enchantingly spectacular lodges, the backdrop to much of the region’s rich history

5 luxury suites in Bangkok that treat you like royalty

Indulge in Connie’s Cottage at The Siam Bangkok, the Sukhothai Suite at The Sukhothai, the Royal Suite at St Regis Bangkok, the Ambassador Suite Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, and the Presidential Suite at Park Hyatt Bangkok

10 Jul 2018 - 10:01AM
5 luxury suites in Bangkok that treat you like royalty

Indulge in Connie’s Cottage at The Siam Bangkok, the Sukhothai Suite at The Sukhothai, the Royal Suite at St Regis Bangkok, the Ambassador Suite Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, and the Presidential Suite at Park Hyatt Bangkok

5 best luxury spas in Bangkok and their most lavish treatments

While Elemis Spa at St Regis Bangkok tops our list, you can also indulge in others

3 Jul 2018 - 4:04PM
5 best luxury spas in Bangkok and their most lavish treatments

While Elemis Spa at St Regis Bangkok tops our list, you can also indulge in others

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