Mavis Teo

Mavis Teo

Travel writer Mavis Teo is based in Singapore. As well as writing for the South China Morning Post, she also contributes to DestinAsian, Prestige Singapore and The Straits Times. An avid horse rider, diver and foodie, Mavis also writes on equestrianism, polo, boating, diving and dining.

Latest from Mavis Teo

3 heritage hotels to rival the Raffles in Singapore

The Raffles Hotel in Singapore is renowned the world over, but three affordable and classy heritage hotels give it a run for its money.

The Raffles Hotel in Singapore is renowned the world over, but three affordable and classy heritage hotels give it a run for its money.

17 Jan 2022 - 12:43PM
Flying in the Covid-19 era: what a Singapore-South Korea trip under quarantine-free air travel corridor arrangement entails

What does it take to get into South Korea from Singapore and not serve quarantine? The Post joins the inaugural flight to Incheon under the two countries’ vaccinated travel lane arrangement.

What does it take to get into South Korea from Singapore and not serve quarantine? The Post joins the inaugural flight to Incheon under the two countries’ vaccinated travel lane arrangement.

20 Nov 2021 - 3:15PM
As Singapore’s travel restrictions ease and more VTLs launch, are people happy that the city state is reopening to the world?

As Singapore eases travel restrictions and launches more vaccinated travel lanes, we find out that while some are happy, others see a disconnect with tough local Covid-19 measures.

As Singapore eases travel restrictions and launches more vaccinated travel lanes, we find out that while some are happy, others see a disconnect with tough local Covid-19 measures.

20 Nov 2021 - 3:46PM
Taking care of ‘family’: how small tourism businesses in Bali, Phuket and Nepal are lending a helping hand amid the Covid-19 pandemic, from paying medical bills to distributing food

Big tourism businesses have made much of their acts of corporate social responsibility amid the pandemic, but small operators have helped hard-hit communities too – without blowing their own trumpets.

Big tourism businesses have made much of their acts of corporate social responsibility amid the pandemic, but small operators have helped hard-hit communities too – without blowing their own trumpets.

20 Oct 2021 - 2:36PM
Three new hotspots that draw on the Lion City’s strong sense of local identity

The Clan Hotel, restaurant Laut and Beyond The Vines all draw on the Lion City’s strong sense of local identity.

The Clan Hotel, restaurant Laut and Beyond The Vines all draw on the Lion City’s strong sense of local identity.

24 Aug 2021 - 5:37PM
Why does Bhutan call itself the ‘happy kingdom’ – and is it really worth a US$250-a-day tourist tax to visit?

To get to the heart of the landlocked South Asian nation, bordered by India and Tibet, one must cast off disbelief, embrace its myths, and pass on the kindness one receives

To get to the heart of the landlocked South Asian nation, bordered by India and Tibet, one must cast off disbelief, embrace its myths, and pass on the kindness one receives

25 Feb 2020 - 3:57PM
Singapore hotel’s aquaponic rooftop farm to produce vegetables and fish

Hotel’s rooftop farm uses a system of growing plants without soil using fish waste, that in turn filters aquarium water and will supply 30 per cent of the vegetables and fish cooked by the Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford.

Hotel’s rooftop farm uses a system of growing plants without soil using fish waste, that in turn filters aquarium water and will supply 30 per cent of the vegetables and fish cooked by the Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford.

7 Jan 2020 - 4:28PM
Nusantara, Bali: a true taste of Indonesia brought to you by the team behind Locavore

Indigenous ingredients and dishes are what bring tourists and locals alike to this purveyor of authentic cuisine

Indigenous ingredients and dishes are what bring tourists and locals alike to this purveyor of authentic cuisine

20 Aug 2019 - 8:24AM
6 luxury yachts and boats you can take to go cruising in style

Luxury cruises allow you to take in the sublime ocean views, indulge in watersports or check out the abundant marine life

Luxury cruises allow you to take in the sublime ocean views, indulge in watersports or check out the abundant marine life

19 Jul 2019 - 2:00AM
5 fabulous new getaways in Asia for your next long weekend

These gorgeous properties are set up for every kind of traveller – spa junkies, aesthetes, history and culture lovers, and high-end campers

These gorgeous properties are set up for every kind of traveller – spa junkies, aesthetes, history and culture lovers, and high-end campers

15 Mar 2019 - 3:00PM
Why design lovers should visit The Edinburgh Grand, where bankers once sealed deals

The former Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters turned serviced apartment flaunts its art-deco credentials and neoclassical architecture having retained most of its original features, from brass fixtures to exotic woodwork

The former Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters turned serviced apartment flaunts its art-deco credentials and neoclassical architecture having retained most of its original features, from brass fixtures to exotic woodwork

23 Feb 2019 - 4:41PM
Top Taiwan chef cooks ‘indigenous new style’ cuisine at Akame, a remote restaurant in the mountains of Pingtung

Chef-owner Alex Peng, a member of the Rukai people, is bringing his ‘Taiwanese indigenous new style’ to the (remote) masses

Chef-owner Alex Peng, a member of the Rukai people, is bringing his ‘Taiwanese indigenous new style’ to the (remote) masses

28 Dec 2018 - 11:12AM
Singapore’s new Six Senses hotel: designed by Bond girl, inspired by neighbourhood’s opium-laced past

Anouska Hempel is the woman behind the Six Senses Duxton’s exotic design, which brings the Lion City’s colourful history to life

Anouska Hempel is the woman behind the Six Senses Duxton’s exotic design, which brings the Lion City’s colourful history to life

17 Aug 2018 - 8:50AM