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Resort Review: Savoy Hotel

A stay at Yangon’s colonial Savoy Hotel

With one of the most complete collections of colonial architecture in the world, it’s doesn’t take much effort to imagine Yangon of the late 19th century when it became the capital of British Burma. […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Resort Review, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The End of Strife

Looking for answers to Myanmar’s future in Yangon

Known as “Queen Of The East” in the 1880s, Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, has always held promise. Seeing its potential, 19th century colonist and writer Sir George Scott predicted that Yangon’s trade would […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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Walking the Middle Way in Bagan

Uncovering Myanmar’s unique brand of Buddhism

With almost 90 percent of
the population identifying as Buddhist, Myanmar is one of the most devoutly Buddhist countries in the world. The “Land of Pagodas” has more than 56,000 monasteries, home to up to half […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Taking the Back Roads to Mandalay

Cycling Kipling’s Burma

Few place names have the
 power to conjure up notions of exotic romanticism like “Mandalay.” Among others, it’s inspired a Hollywood
 film company, a Heinz sauce, and a
 hit children’s song where Nellie the Elephant runs away from […]

By |March 20th, 2017|Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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12 Burmese Days

Cruising the Ayeyarwady River into Myanmar’s past

Myanmar is a land of fascinating contradictions. Known also as Burma, the country has seen periods of aggressive expansionism and extreme isolationism. It’s been the richest country in Southeast Asia and one of the […]

By |March 17th, 2017|Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Savouring Beachside Indulgence at Sol Beach House Phu Quoc

Having already visited Sol Beach House Phu Quoc once, I couldn’t wait to get back. The sun, sand and chilled out, welcoming vibe of the resort called to me from my stuffy city-centre desk.

Without a moment of hesitation, I booked […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Inspired elegance meets unspoiled nature

Nestled on the soft white sands of Vietnam’s largest island, La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc, a member of the MGallery by Sofitel Collection, is a tropical escape infused with authentic charm. Isolated from the outside world for centuries, today the […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Two Families Apart

The one that went and the one left behind

Few words engender feelings of warmth, safety and belonging like “family.” Especially this time of the year, when Vietnamese families the world over gather for a few precious days of merrymaking, overeating […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Features|2 Comments
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THE ROOSTER CROWS LOUD AT THE GRAND THIS TET

Ho Tram, 28 January, 2017:  With Vietnam’s Tet celebrations in full swing, there is no better place to spend it than at the nation’s entertainment capital, The Grand Ho Tram Strip.  This year’s festivities harken back to tales of yore, […]

By |January 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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PRIVATE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT ANANTARA MUI NE RESORT

Ho Chi Minh City 1st December 2016, Anantara Mui Ne Resort gets ready to celebrate the Festive Season. Although many enjoy spending the holiday season at home with their loved ones, travel fanatics also enjoy hiding away from the hustle and […]

By |December 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments