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Exploring Phimai Historical Park in Northeastern Thailand

The Northeastern part of Thailand , also known as Isaan, is a rarely visited region in what is a heavily visited country. If you need a place to escape the crowds in Thailand and yet still witness some magnificent sights, this is one of the best places to visit. Deep within this off-the-beaten path locale […]


Weekend Brunch at Keyaki in Pan Pacific Singapore

In a world where brunch menus typically consist of poached eggs and pancakes, Japanese restaurant Keyaki at Pan Pacific Singapore offers an alternative kaiseki brunch concept. As a fan of Japanese food, I found this to be a refreshing change to the typical weekend meal. The kaiseki brunch here is served okonomi or “as you […]


An Unbelievable Staycation at Pan Pacific Singapore

For over 27 years, the Pan Pacific Singapore has managed to achieve a somewhat rare feat for a hotel in this ever-changing country – it’s kept itself constantly relevant and popular. One would be hard-pressed to find another hotel in the city state that has been around for this long and continues to receive award […]


My First Time on a Yacht With Blue Star Yachting

Despite the growing popularity of yachting as a leisure activity in Singapore, I had never been on one before – at least not until last week. A press invitation care of Blue Star Yachting changed all that. Setting sail from the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, I came aboard a luxury catamaran that could accommodate […]


Weekend Staycation at EDSA Shangri-la Manila – All You Need to Know

For over twenty years, the EDSA Shangri-la Manila has been a formidable force among Manila’s luxury hotels. Since it opened its doors in 1992 as the first Shangri-la hotel in the Philippines, this property has become an institution, and has often been cited by respected travel publications as one of Manila’s best hotels. In fact, […]


The Most Unusual Things You Never Knew You Could Do in Singapore

Branching out from my previous entry on free things to do in Singapore, I thought I’d steer from mainstream activities and attractions and focus instead on some offbeat ideas. As a tiny and highly urbanized city state, people have a certain notion of what Singapore is and what it should be that seemingly mundane things […]

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