Ed Peters

Ed Peters is one of Asia's most experienced travel writers, and has reported for the Post from every continent except Antarctica.
Ed Peters
Ed Peters is one of Asia's most experienced travel writers, and has reported for the Post from every continent except Antarctica.

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Brief Encounters | What to do in Guangzhou – skiing, shopping and opera a short train ride from Hong Kong

An ideal overnighter, Guangdong’s capital is constantly adding to its appeal, most notably with the opening of an indoor snow park in June.

6 May 2019 - 6:30PM

An ideal overnighter, Guangdong’s capital is constantly adding to its appeal, most notably with the opening of an indoor snow park in June.

What to do in Guangzhou – skiing, shopping and opera a short train ride from Hong Kong
Brief Encounters | What to do in Penang – Malaysian island ideal for a short break full of culture and cuisine

Penang Island offers serious bang for its buck, with superb street food, heritage architecture and its very own fashion week just a short haul from Hong Kong.

29 Apr 2019 - 8:30AM

Penang Island offers serious bang for its buck, with superb street food, heritage architecture and its very own fashion week just a short haul from Hong Kong.

What to do in Penang – Malaysian island ideal for a short break full of culture and cuisine
Brief Encounters | What to do in Hanoi – Vietnam’s capital is an easy weekend break from Hong Kong

A 60-minute flight whisks weekenders away to a city that is still demonstrably Asian rather than a cookie-cutter metropolis

22 Apr 2019 - 8:30AM

A 60-minute flight whisks weekenders away to a city that is still demonstrably Asian rather than a cookie-cutter metropolis

What to do in Hanoi – Vietnam’s capital is an easy weekend break from Hong Kong
Brief Encounters | What to do in Kathmandu – coffee, cuisine and Himalayan vistas on a short break to Nepal’s capital

A casualty of civil war and natural disaster, the city is rising from its ruins to offer travellers a rich, rewarding experience

8 Apr 2019 - 10:30AM

A casualty of civil war and natural disaster, the city is rising from its ruins to offer travellers a rich, rewarding experience

What to do in Kathmandu – coffee, cuisine and Himalayan vistas on a short break to Nepal’s capital
Brief Encounters | Why Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago is the ultimate long-weekend tropical island getaway

The lack of direct flights makes arriving in paradise that much more special, especially when it is as unspoilt as the Myeik Kyunzu, where the barter economy beats bills and barefoot luxury is exactly that

1 Apr 2019 - 10:19AM

The lack of direct flights makes arriving in paradise that much more special, especially when it is as unspoilt as the Myeik Kyunzu, where the barter economy beats bills and barefoot luxury is exactly that

Why Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago is the ultimate long-weekend tropical island getaway
Brief Encounters | What to do over a weekend in Beijing – scratch the surface of China’s capital and discover a city worth getting to know

China’s capital has much to offer beyond the obvious, from hip hutong eateries to an appetite for the artistic and artisanal

25 Mar 2019 - 8:32AM

China’s capital has much to offer beyond the obvious, from hip hutong eateries to an appetite for the artistic and artisanal

What to do over a weekend in Beijing – scratch the surface of China’s capital and discover a city worth getting to know
Brief Encounters | What to do in Seoul – South Korea’s capital is ideal for a weekend away

With superior shopping, excellent eats, Buddhist temples and the DMZ, there is much in this buzzing metropolis to keep visitors entertained

20 Mar 2019 - 12:04PM

With superior shopping, excellent eats, Buddhist temples and the DMZ, there is much in this buzzing metropolis to keep visitors entertained

What to do in Seoul – South Korea’s capital is ideal for a weekend away
Brief Encounters | What to do in Cairns – a weekend getaway to the Great Barrier Reef and Australia’s natural wonders

The city in tropical Queensland is surrounded by beautiful beaches, crystalline waters and mountainous rainforest, and is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

11 Mar 2019 - 6:02PM

The city in tropical Queensland is surrounded by beautiful beaches, crystalline waters and mountainous rainforest, and is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

What to do in Cairns – a weekend getaway to the Great Barrier Reef and Australia’s natural wonders
Brief Encounters | What to do in Xiamen – southern China’s capital of cool boasts bikes, beaches and a progressive photography festival

Just four hours from Hong Kong by high-speed rail, the port city has blossomed in recent years, with old favourite Gulang Island having been joined by a number of more modern attractions, including the annual Jimei x Arles art event

4 Mar 2019 - 11:19AM

Just four hours from Hong Kong by high-speed rail, the port city has blossomed in recent years, with old favourite Gulang Island having been joined by a number of more modern attractions, including the annual Jimei x Arles art event

What to do in Xiamen – southern China’s capital of cool boasts bikes, beaches and a progressive photography festival
Brief Encounters | What to do in Ipoh – gateway to Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands is a relaxed city-break destination in its own right
  • Still out of reach of globalisation, the city’s charms lie in its laid-back authenticity and warm welcome, not to mention a smorgasbord of palate-pleasing options
25 Feb 2019 - 8:40AM
  • Still out of reach of globalisation, the city’s charms lie in its laid-back authenticity and warm welcome, not to mention a smorgasbord of palate-pleasing options
What to do in Ipoh – gateway to Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands is a relaxed city-break destination in its own right
Brief Encounters | What to do in Galle, Sri Lanka – a laid-back long weekend destination
  • From crumbling colonial architecture to local fare like hoppers and sambal, the city on the southwest of India’s tear has much to offer visitors
19 Feb 2019 - 6:30PM
  • From crumbling colonial architecture to local fare like hoppers and sambal, the city on the southwest of India’s tear has much to offer visitors
What to do in Galle, Sri Lanka – a laid-back long weekend destination
Why Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city, is a cultural and culinary destination ideal for a weekend break
Quirky Sekeping Kong Heng hotel in Ipoh, Malaysia, comes with a warning: it’s not for everyone

A cross between upmarket youth hostel and bare-faced chic boutique, this weirdly wonderful property located in the heart of Ipoh’s old town will leave you with some stark memories.

6 Feb 2019 - 1:39PM

A cross between upmarket youth hostel and bare-faced chic boutique, this weirdly wonderful property located in the heart of Ipoh’s old town will leave you with some stark memories.

Quirky Sekeping Kong Heng hotel in Ipoh, Malaysia, comes with a warning: it’s not for everyone
The best of Belgium: not monk-brewed beer and chocolate, but beachfront trams and bicycle trails

Flat, friendly and offering easy access to its European neighbours, the low-lying country has much to see, from supersized flea markets to a near-continuous beach.

4 Jan 2019 - 5:23AM

Flat, friendly and offering easy access to its European neighbours, the low-lying country has much to see, from supersized flea markets to a near-continuous beach.

The best of Belgium: not monk-brewed beer and chocolate, but beachfront trams and bicycle trails
Thailand’s new Michelin guide: gold standard of restaurant reviews or overhyped and out-of-date?

While some describe the French guide as the ultimate authority, bloggers claim Michelin lacks cutting-edge credibility.

30 Nov 2018 - 11:00AM

While some describe the French guide as the ultimate authority, bloggers claim Michelin lacks cutting-edge credibility.

Thailand’s new Michelin guide: gold standard of restaurant reviews or overhyped and out-of-date?
How Peckham in London became one of the coolest places in the world: multiculturalism

People, and food, from many corners of the world, art spaces and craft businesses – the once blighted south London neighbourhood has come a long way; for visitors it’s a one-stop shop, easily navigable on foot and prime Airbnb territory.

23 Nov 2018 - 10:35AM

People, and food, from many corners of the world, art spaces and craft businesses – the once blighted south London neighbourhood has come a long way; for visitors it’s a one-stop shop, easily navigable on foot and prime Airbnb territory.

How Peckham in London became one of the coolest places in the world: multiculturalism
New national arts centre reflects Taiwan’s economic success

Taiwan’s new national arts centre is an impressive status symbol

21 Nov 2018 - 5:04PM

Taiwan’s new national arts centre is an impressive status symbol

New national arts centre reflects Taiwan’s economic success
Taroko Gorge is one of the world’s natural wonders

Taroko Gorge, in Taiwan, is Asia’s Grand Canyon

21 Nov 2018 - 3:01PM

Taroko Gorge, in Taiwan, is Asia’s Grand Canyon

Taroko Gorge is one of  the world’s natural wonders
Nation booms on oil, and diversifies into renewable energy, textiles and electronics

According to the central bank, Ghana’s oil production leapt to nearly 60 million barrels in 2017, resulting in export revenues 124 per cent above the previous year

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

According to the central bank, Ghana’s oil production leapt to nearly 60 million barrels in 2017, resulting in export revenues 124 per cent above the previous year

Nation booms on oil, and diversifies into renewable energy, textiles and electronics
Cocoa exporter Ghana now makes its own chocolates, with a deeper taste

Rising middle class and a substantial international community are helping to propel demand for a locally made chocolate with a more cosmopolitan flavour and texture

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Rising middle class and a substantial international community are helping to propel demand for a locally made chocolate with a more cosmopolitan flavour and texture

Cocoa exporter Ghana now makes its own chocolates, with a deeper taste
Bandung – the ‘Paris of Java’ – is Indonesia’s capital of cool

There’s so much more to Indonesia than Bali; Bandung offers a cooler climate and a side to the archipelago you’ve never seen before

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

There’s so much more to Indonesia than Bali; Bandung offers a cooler climate and a side to the archipelago you’ve never seen before

Bandung – the ‘Paris of Java’ – is Indonesia’s capital of cool
Remembering Kai Tak: Hong Kong airport that closed 20 years ago is gone but not forgotten

When it closed on July 6, 1998, after seven turbulent decades, Kai Tak Airport was a civic treasure and icon of Hong Kong

6 Jul 2018 - 10:30AM

When it closed on July 6, 1998, after seven turbulent decades, Kai Tak Airport was a civic treasure and icon of Hong Kong

Remembering Kai Tak: Hong Kong airport that closed 20 years ago is gone but not forgotten
Inside Macau’s new Zaha Hadid-designed Morpheus hotel, much more than just a casino

The Chinese gambling centre’s latest hotel is also its most startling. Casino aside, its extraordinary design, top dining options and art make the hotel well worth a visit

20 Jul 2018 - 10:21AM

The Chinese gambling centre’s latest hotel is also its most startling. Casino aside, its extraordinary design, top dining options and art make the hotel well worth a visit

Inside Macau’s new Zaha Hadid-designed Morpheus hotel, much more than just a casino
Mastering meditation on a 10-day silent retreat in Taiwan: hard beds, mosquito murder and a quiet mind

To practise Vipassana, students cannot speak or react to their environment. A writer finds tedium, solace and ultimately reward in the ‘incredible reset’

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

To practise Vipassana, students cannot speak or react to their environment. A writer finds tedium, solace and ultimately reward in the ‘incredible reset’

Mastering meditation on a 10-day silent retreat in Taiwan: hard beds, mosquito murder and a quiet mind
Kathmandu reborn: where to stay, eat, drink and hang out in Nepalese capital rebounding from earthquake and turmoil

Nepalese capital embraces coffee culture, hip hotels, international cuisine and 21st-century nightlife while maintaining historic charm

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Nepalese capital embraces coffee culture, hip hotels, international cuisine and 21st-century nightlife while maintaining historic charm

Kathmandu reborn: where to stay, eat, drink and hang out in Nepalese capital rebounding from earthquake and turmoil
Nepal teen golf sensation talks about her incredible journey – from Kathmandu to California

Pratima Sherpa recalls growing up in a hut next to a golf course in Kathmandu, her first taste of international competition this summer and her dream – to become Nepal’s first female professional golfer

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Pratima Sherpa recalls growing up in a hut next to a golf course in Kathmandu, her first taste of international competition this summer and her dream – to become Nepal’s first female professional golfer

Nepal teen golf sensation talks about her incredible journey – from Kathmandu to California
Macau celebrates festive season with five-star experiences
Looking for a charming boutique hotel near Kathmandu? Your search ends here

Located in Bhaktapur, where Bernardo Bertolucci’s Little Buddha was shot, the “guest house” is a wooden labyrinth housed in a 700-year-old building

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Located in Bhaktapur, where Bernardo Bertolucci’s Little Buddha was shot, the “guest house” is a wooden labyrinth housed in a 700-year-old building

Looking for a charming boutique hotel near Kathmandu? Your search ends here
Why Vietnam is irresistible as a holiday destination
One of Beijing’s coolest boutique hotels, converted from hutong homes

With just seven guest rooms and two restaurants, the intimate Cours et Pavillons’ bright, bold design is a welcome change from the Chinese capital’s cookie-cutter five-star hotels

4 Oct 2017 - 10:25AM

With just seven guest rooms and two restaurants, the intimate Cours et Pavillons’ bright, bold design is a welcome change from the Chinese capital’s cookie-cutter five-star hotels

One of Beijing’s coolest boutique hotels, converted from hutong homes