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Island Living

A small island in Indonesia that’s too-perfect-to-be-real

In all his wisdom, the Buddha once counseled, “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

Gazing out across the roiling waters of the Bali Sea where the tip of a slowly sinking ferry […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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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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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
  • LVR Beach

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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Mekong Delta

Mekong Quilts, the social enterprise known for their handmade quilts and bamboo bikes, are offering visitors an opportunity to visit the women and villages behind the products. Local NGO Anh Duong, under the umbrella of the NGO Mekong Plus, is […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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My Home on the Beach at Sol Beach House Phu Quoc

Needing a break from the concrete jungle of Ho Chi Minh City, I booked the one-hour flight to Phu Quoc on a whim. I was picked up by the smiley Sol Beach House Phu Quoc doorman, whose crisp white, branded […]

By |February 13th, 2017|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Resort Review: Madagui Forest City

Escape the busy city and treat yourself to the serenity and tranquility of Madagui Forest City

This winter, the season of the southern winds, instead of staying in the hectic and crowded city, make a change and enjoy a nature trip […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Resort Review, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments