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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

22 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM

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

Why does Bhutan call itself the ‘happy kingdom’ – and is it really worth a US$250-a-day tourist tax to visit?
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.

7 Jan 2020 - 4:28PM

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.

Singapore hotel’s aquaponic rooftop farm to produce vegetables and fish
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

20 Aug 2019 - 8:24AM

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

Nusantara, Bali: a true taste of Indonesia brought to you by the team behind Locavore
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

19 Jul 2019 - 2:00AM

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

6 luxury yachts and boats you can take to go cruising in style
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

15 Mar 2019 - 3:00PM

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

5 fabulous new getaways in Asia for your next long weekend
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

23 Feb 2019 - 4:41PM

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

Why design lovers should visit The Edinburgh Grand, where bankers once sealed deals
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

28 Dec 2018 - 11:12AM

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

Top Taiwan chef cooks ‘indigenous new style’ cuisine at Akame, a remote restaurant in the mountains of Pingtung
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

17 Aug 2018 - 8:50AM

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

Singapore’s new Six Senses hotel: designed by Bond girl, inspired by neighbourhood’s opium-laced past