Julia Low

Julia Low

Julia Low is in search of world’s yummiest chocolate pistachio pastry. When she’s not munching her way around her favourite cities and exploring new countries, she writes for leading women’s publications across Malaysia and Hong Kong and reminisces about the most delicious ravioli she once had in Florence.

Latest from Julia Low

From The Chow Kit to KLoé Hotel, staycations at 4 of Kuala Lumpur’s latest boutique hotels that celebrate the city’s famous old districts

Neighbourhood hotels channel local flavours of Bukit Bintang, Chinatown and Chow Kit to offer colourful stays for local post-pandemic tourists starved of travel experiences

Neighbourhood hotels channel local flavours of Bukit Bintang, Chinatown and Chow Kit to offer colourful stays for local post-pandemic tourists starved of travel experiences

From The Chow Kit to KLoé Hotel, staycations at 4 of Kuala Lumpur’s latest boutique hotels that celebrate the city’s famous old districts
7 Jul 2020 - 5:00PM
5 sky-high restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that elevate fine dining to new extremes

These high-altitude spaces are a great way to see the city’s sights while you wine and dine in style

These high-altitude spaces are a great way to see the city’s sights while you wine and dine in style

5 sky-high restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that elevate fine dining to new extremes
8 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM
4 onsen spas in Southeast Asia with modern twists for a holistic luxury wellness experience

Not in Japan? No problem – these four wellness centres offer a 21st century take on the Japanese hot spring bathing tradition

Not in Japan? No problem – these four wellness centres offer a 21st century take on the Japanese hot spring bathing tradition

4 onsen spas in Southeast Asia with modern twists for a holistic luxury wellness experience
3 Jan 2020 - 5:00PM
Chris Hemsworth’s personal trainer, or Kim Kardashian? Get motivated by 5 fitness apps offering celebrity workouts

Would you be more motivated following the routines of Serena Williams, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jessie J, Alex Rodriguez or Melissa Alcantara?

Would you be more motivated following the routines of Serena Williams, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jessie J, Alex Rodriguez or Melissa Alcantara?

Chris Hemsworth’s personal trainer, or Kim Kardashian? Get motivated by 5 fitness apps offering celebrity workouts
3 Jan 2020 - 2:00PM
Review | Hot sand therapy: 4 things to expect from psammotherapy, the holistic massage that can boost your health and well-being

The Ancient Greeks discovered the soothing powers of sun-heated sand, and now one hotel is bringing psammotherapy to Southeast Asia – will it prove the next wellness trend of 2020?

The Ancient Greeks discovered the soothing powers of sun-heated sand, and now one hotel is bringing psammotherapy to Southeast Asia – will it prove the next wellness trend of 2020?

Hot sand therapy: 4 things to expect from psammotherapy, the holistic massage that can boost your health and well-being
6 Nov 2019 - 1:44PM
5 of Kuala Lumpur’s coolest bars – for hip crowds, master mixologists and the best city views

Coley, Bar Trigona and JungleBird are among Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019, while Blue and Brixton 23 will take your breath away

Coley, Bar Trigona and JungleBird are among Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019, while Blue and Brixton 23 will take your breath away

5 of Kuala Lumpur’s coolest bars – for hip crowds, master mixologists and the best city views
12 Oct 2019 - 4:00PM
Roti Beckham and 5 other delicious renditions of roti canai, Malaysia’s famous flatbread

Here are 6 renditions of roti canai, an Indian-influenced culinary treat that is best devoured with a hot glass of teh tarik at Mamak, open-air establishments throughout Malaysia

Here are 6 renditions of roti canai, an Indian-influenced culinary treat that is best devoured with a hot glass of teh tarik at Mamak, open-air establishments throughout Malaysia

Roti Beckham and 5 other delicious renditions of roti canai, Malaysia’s famous flatbread
17 Sep 2019 - 2:48PM
4 luxury heritage hotels in George Town, Penang, that will transport you back in time

An authentic experience at the Eastern & Oriental, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, The Edison George Town or the Seven Terraces will transport you back to Penang’s British Malaya

An authentic experience at the Eastern & Oriental, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, The Edison George Town or the Seven Terraces will transport you back to Penang’s British Malaya

4 luxury heritage hotels in George Town, Penang, that will transport you back in time
30 Jul 2019 - 1:05PM
5 new five-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur that are primed to pamper

The RuMa, EQ, Pavilion, Sheraton Imperial and Kempinski are the latest additions to the capital’s upscale hospitality scene

The RuMa, EQ, Pavilion, Sheraton Imperial and Kempinski are the latest additions to the capital’s upscale hospitality scene

5 new five-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur that are primed to pamper
22 Jul 2019 - 11:12AM
How Yuna won over the US music industry: 5 things to know about Malaysia’s home-grown songstress

Yuna wanted to be a lawyer until she won a spot on a talent show and started a music label. Here’s more you didn’t know about the Malaysian superstar

Yuna wanted to be a lawyer until she won a spot on a talent show and started a music label. Here’s more you didn’t know about the Malaysian superstar

How Yuna won over the US music industry: 5 things to know about Malaysia’s home-grown songstress
18 Jul 2019 - 3:41PM
5 things we found on former Miss Moscow Rihana Oksana Petra’s Instagram: what you didn’t know about the wife of Malaysia’s sultan

Former beauty queen’s Instagram posts confirm rumours of her romance, wedding and birth of her son with Sultan Muhammad V, who abdicated from throne in January

Former beauty queen’s Instagram posts confirm rumours of her romance, wedding and birth of her son with Sultan Muhammad V, who abdicated from throne in January

5 things we found on former Miss Moscow Rihana Oksana Petra’s Instagram: what you didn’t know about the wife of Malaysia’s sultan
15 Jul 2019 - 10:17AM
5 healthy, guilt-free, vegan-friendly eateries in Kuala Lumpur

Loving Cafe, Lisette’s Cafe and Bakery, Kind Kones, RawSome and Sala have made a name for themselves with plant-based meals that are as delicious as they are nutritious

Loving Cafe, Lisette’s Cafe and Bakery, Kind Kones, RawSome and Sala have made a name for themselves with plant-based meals that are as delicious as they are nutritious

5 healthy, guilt-free, vegan-friendly eateries in Kuala Lumpur
16 Apr 2019 - 2:24PM
Eat like a local in Kuala Lumpur: 5 joints serving up the sloppiest, most satisfying gourmet burgers in town

Get a stack of napkins and sample everything from celebrity chef Malcolm Goh’s tasty Malaysian buttermilk chicken burger to Real Food’s veggie sourdough versions

Get a stack of napkins and sample everything from celebrity chef Malcolm Goh’s tasty Malaysian buttermilk chicken burger to Real Food’s veggie sourdough versions

Eat like a local in Kuala Lumpur: 5 joints serving up the sloppiest, most satisfying gourmet burgers in town
18 Dec 2018 - 5:33PM
5 lesser-known Malaysian beaches that are ideal for a quick getaway

The untouched sandy retreats of Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Miri, Kuantan and Kuala Lumpur offer a perfect escape – away from the crowds

The untouched sandy retreats of Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Miri, Kuantan and Kuala Lumpur offer a perfect escape – away from the crowds

5 lesser-known Malaysian beaches that are ideal for a quick getaway
12 Dec 2018 - 2:09PM
5 beautiful Malaysian islands that offer travellers a slice of paradise

Secluded beaches, turquoise-coloured seas, stunning sunsets, jungle trekking, and waterfall hikes await on Rawa, Langkawi, Sipadan, Perhentian and Redang

Secluded beaches, turquoise-coloured seas, stunning sunsets, jungle trekking, and waterfall hikes await on Rawa, Langkawi, Sipadan, Perhentian and Redang

5 beautiful Malaysian islands that offer travellers a slice of paradise
12 Sep 2018 - 12:01PM
4 places in KL to get a luxurious haircut

From chic cuts to inspired colours, refresh your locks at Malaysian capital’s leading salons that boast international finesse and celebrity clients

From chic cuts to inspired colours, refresh your locks at Malaysian capital’s leading salons that boast international finesse and celebrity clients

4 places in KL to get a luxurious haircut
5 Sep 2018 - 1:23PM
6 avant-garde luxury hotels for a futuristic experience

Ultra-modern amenities and revolutionary architecture of these Berlin, Dubai, Maldives, Bali, Macau and Norway hotels offer cutting-edge accommodation

Ultra-modern amenities and revolutionary architecture of these Berlin, Dubai, Maldives, Bali, Macau and Norway hotels offer cutting-edge accommodation

6 avant-garde luxury hotels for a futuristic experience
20 Jul 2018 - 2:50PM
5 stunning luxury rooftop bars in Asia that you must see

Feel on top of the world as you clink your glasses to sunset views and stunning skylines

Feel on top of the world as you clink your glasses to sunset views and stunning skylines

5 stunning luxury rooftop bars in Asia that you must see
10 Jul 2018 - 10:03PM
5 hi-tech accessories to help you stay on track while exercising

Smarten up with advanced gadgets that promise a more efficient way to achieve your health goals

Smarten up with advanced gadgets that promise a more efficient way to achieve your health goals

5 hi-tech accessories to help you stay on track while exercising
4 Jul 2018 - 10:01AM
5 best luxury hotels with private suites in Southeast Asia for long-term business travel

Live the high life as you bask in all the opulence that these palatial suites have to offer – and make yourself well and truly at home

Live the high life as you bask in all the opulence that these palatial suites have to offer – and make yourself well and truly at home

5 best luxury hotels with private suites in Southeast Asia for long-term business travel
26 Jun 2018 - 1:05PM
4 hydrotherapy treatments to renew body and mind

Restore your health and sense of well-being with water immersion

Restore your health and sense of well-being with water immersion

4 hydrotherapy treatments to renew body and mind
8 May 2018 - 4:15PM
Six new fitness trends in Asia to shake up your workout routine 

Break out of your comfort zone and push your limits with fun alternatives to the standard gym go-tos

Break out of your comfort zone and push your limits with fun alternatives to the standard gym go-tos

Six new fitness trends in Asia to shake up your workout routine 
24 Apr 2018 - 4:22PM
5 must-have yoga mats to get you sitting pretty for sun salutations  

We select luxurious, beautifully crafted, cushioned and scented mats that will enhance your performance and provide a perfect platform for your asana pose 

We select luxurious, beautifully crafted, cushioned and scented mats that will enhance your performance and provide a perfect platform for your asana pose 

5 must-have yoga mats to get you sitting pretty for sun salutations  
5 Apr 2018 - 11:21AM
5 reasons why foam rolling is A-listers’ secret to getting a lean body

Enhance your workout with Khloe Kardashian and Alessandra Ambrosio's stretch of choice – a rehabilitating massage that uses a cylindrical tube

Enhance your workout with Khloe Kardashian and Alessandra Ambrosio's stretch of choice – a rehabilitating massage that uses a cylindrical tube

5 reasons why foam rolling is A-listers’ secret to getting a lean body
26 Mar 2018 - 1:03PM
Budokon yoga: 6 things to expect from the workout that helped Jennifer Aniston get toned - and over Brad Pitt 

Fusion of yoga, martial arts and animal locomotion will help to give you a body as toned as Jennifer’s

Fusion of yoga, martial arts and animal locomotion will help to give you a body as toned as Jennifer’s

Budokon yoga: 6 things to expect from the workout that helped Jennifer Aniston get toned - and over Brad Pitt 
16 Mar 2018 - 12:15PM
4 luxury gyms in Asia that will put the fun back in your workout

Elevate your fitness experience with opulent facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and spectacular views fit for the elite

Elevate your fitness experience with opulent facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and spectacular views fit for the elite

4 luxury gyms in Asia that will put the fun back in your workout
8 Mar 2018 - 5:42PM