Shiraz Randeria

In the third of our LGBT city guides, we uncover the best gay-friendly hangouts ahead of the annual Pride celebration in Shanghai and talk to locals about the social scene there

From converted riverside warehouses to hip hotels, Bangkok has a flourishing design scene. The creative team at Bangkok-based design consultancy Farm Group share their insider tips for a break in the Thai capital.

There is inspiration aplenty to be found in the capital of Zhejiang province, where intoxicating beauty and creativity can be found emanating from a pot of ink or a pot of tea.

From bustling food markets to a secluded tropical hideaway, restaurateur Loh Lik Peng takes us on a weekend of epicurean delights.


China's second city is first on many people's lists for a weekend getaway. Nightlife entrepreneur Cody Allen offers his favourite spots to eat, drink and explore.

Fashion designer Limi Yamamoto is brutally honest about her relationship with Tokyo. At first, she insists it's just a place of work to her. "It's very convenient, but commercialised and congested.

In pursuit of adventure, Shiraz Randeria sets off on a motorcycle tour of northern Vietnam's hill country.

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