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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|1 Comment
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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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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
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Alaska

IMAGES BY JIMMY VAN DER KLOET

By |February 5th, 2017|Arts, Destination, Photo Essay, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Resort Talk

Theo Schuurhuis, General Manager of Boutique Hoi An Resort, on the resort’s new expansion and what to expect in 2017

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I came to Hoi An in early 2010 to do the pre-opening of […]

By |January 17th, 2017|Travel & Leisure|0 Comments