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 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

18 Mar 2019 - 2:48PM
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

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
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.

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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
New national arts centre reflects Taiwan’s economic success

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

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 is one of  the world’s natural wonders

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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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’

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

Hotel Roosevelt a darkly stylish addition to Macau skyline

Away from the Cotai Strip and with suites facing city’s horse racing track, newly opened Roosevelt, still incomplete, plays up its modern design – all blacks, greys, bronze and marble

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Hotel Roosevelt a darkly stylish addition to Macau skyline

Away from the Cotai Strip and with suites facing city’s horse racing track, newly opened Roosevelt, still incomplete, plays up its modern design – all blacks, greys, bronze and marble

Hotel Majapahit, a colonial-era jewel in Surabaya’s hospitality crown

History lesson and luxe accommodation all rolled into one, the Majapahit has been lucky to escape the fate of many other Sarkies brothers hotels

24 Aug 2017 - 9:45AM
Hotel Majapahit, a colonial-era jewel in Surabaya’s hospitality crown

History lesson and luxe accommodation all rolled into one, the Majapahit has been lucky to escape the fate of many other Sarkies brothers hotels

45 million people are enslaved and Hong Kong aid work veteran is out to free them, as CEO of Mekong Club

Having seen slavery at first hand over long years working in Asia, Matthew Friedman now seeks a business-to-business solution to the problem of human trafficking

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
45 million people are enslaved and Hong Kong aid work veteran is out to free them, as CEO of  Mekong Club

Having seen slavery at first hand over long years working in Asia, Matthew Friedman now seeks a business-to-business solution to the problem of human trafficking

Macau on track for cross-border growth with new transport links and tourism infrastructure
New ‘Super Six’ hotels expected to offer world’s rich and MICE delegates the perfect excuse to splurge in Macau
Meixi Lake Hotel, glitz and glamour in the heart of Changsha

The ‘Maohaus’ hotel stands next to the soon-to-open Zaha Hadid-designed arts and culture centre

11 Feb 2017 - 9:28AM
Meixi Lake Hotel, glitz and glamour in the heart of Changsha

The ‘Maohaus’ hotel stands next to the soon-to-open Zaha Hadid-designed arts and culture centre