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.

Hotels in traditional Korean ‘hanok’ houses are proving popular with harried city dwellers and tourists looking to replicate that ‘authentic’ Korean experience.

Charoenkrung Road was the first in Bangkok to be paved. Now it runs through what has become arguably the Thai capital’s hippest neighbourhood, with five-star hotels, quirky street art and stores, and classy bars.

The pandemic has hit tourism hard, but that didn’t deter these entrepreneurs, who set up holiday businesses that are about more than making money.

The hotels and resorts we want to visit in 2022, from East-meets-West concepts in New York and London to villas in Bali with a ‘no walls, no doors’ concept.


Singapore’s hotels are trying to ride out the pandemic with ever more imaginative staycation offers, refits and rebranding – although some have closed.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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