Destinations in Asia,

Singapore Battle Box

Peter Hunt | July 30th, 2012

When in Singapore, skip at least one lunch of chilli crab and head instead to the Battle Box, the last hold out of the British army under siege when the Japanese invaded Singapore in WW2. Amazingly atmospheric, you feel how claustrophobic it would have been, down there, closed off, waiting for the inevitable end.
Take the [...]

Asia, Singapore, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

Ginza by Karen Walker

Karen Walker | July 20th, 2012

Ginza is traditionally somewhere where only tourists and established money go but it’s suddenly hip again thanks to the new Uniqlo flagship and the relocated Dover Street Market.
Uniqlo, the a Japanese mega-retailer with 1,000 stores around the world and top-notch collaborations under their belt with the likes of Jil Sander and Undercover, has [...]

Asia, Japan, Slideshows, Tokyo

Henry Beguelin Asia Pacific by Rea Kim

Guest Contributor | July 14th, 2012

This is the first Henry Beguelin flagship store to open in Seoul Korea. The area is called Apgujung-Dong the most sought after borough where all the rich and famous goes shopping, lunching and has the most cosmetic surgeries then any where in the whole country.

Henry Beguelin has been producing luxury leather goods since the early [...]

Asia, Miscellaneous, Seoul, Slideshows, South Korea, Stuff we Love

Eateries We Love - Canoviano Café in Tokyo

Karen Walker | July 11th, 2012

I always think it’s best to eat Japanese food while in Tokyo as it doesn’t get any better but for an architectural treat lunch or dine at Canoviano Café. The food’s great but it’s the building that’s most notable. The building’s designed by the legendary Tadao Ando which makes the experience even better.
Canoviano Café, [...]

Asia, Eateries We Love, Japan, Stuff we Love, Tokyo

Eateries We Love - Yakumo Saryo in Tokyo

Karen Walker | July 7th, 2012

Yakumo Saryo is a private, members-only restaurant that’s heavenly. It’s in the most unexpected of locations in a quiet, suburban street with a high, concrete wall overflowing with established trees surrounding it. Through the small wooden gate one finds oneself in the most beautiful of gardens with a softly lit twisting path leading up [...]

Asia, Eateries We Love, Japan, Stuff we Love, Tokyo

Eateries We Love - Heiroku Sushi in Bangkok

Murray Bevan | June 21st, 2012

My recent trip to Thailand (Phuket & Bangkok) was amazing. The sights, sounds and smells of a city heaving under the weight of millions of citizens living literally on top of each other was a wake-up call to the luxuries I’m afforded by living so far away from the centre of the civilized world.
The [...]

Asia, Eateries We Love, Slideshows, Stuff we Love, Thailand

Gibbon Experience by J Field

Guest Contributor | April 24th, 2012

Coming back to my Sydney desk from a long meeting, the link to arrived in my inbox. Before I completed reading the site, all rationale for planning and research was forgotten. We had confirmation of the last two spots. Describing itself as an eco tourism forest conservation project or in my terms [...]

Asia, Eco Tourism, Laos, Miscellaneous, Stuff we Love

Stuff We Love - Burmese Lacquerware

Marion Hume | April 6th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of
Burmese lacquerware is the real, organic, deal. The resin comes from the Thit-si tree, drip-drained like rubber, by cutting notches in the trunk. Lacquer is refined from that sap, and lacquerware is flexible and resistant to water and insects. It is painted on to a base either of horsehair or split bamboo, [...]

Asia, Burma ( Myanmar), Miscellaneous, Stuff we Love

7 Crafty Sisters in Seoul by Rea Kim

Guest Contributor | March 5th, 2012

How often do you see 7sisters getting along never mind running an empire of metal craft? This quirky shop/gallery is the third store in ever so trendy area called Samchun-dong, an area full of museums, small galleries and billions of coffee shops and eateries.
Ah-won craft has been around for almost thirty years. As any other [...]

Miscellaneous, Secret Shops We Love, Seoul, South Korea, Stuff we Love

Hotels We Love - Hotel Fort Canning in Singapore

Marion Hume | January 3rd, 2012

Photos Courtesy of Hotel Fort Canning
The thing with Singapore is a hotel opens and six months’ later, it is so jam-packed, you can hardly find space for you and your baggage in the lobby as you try to check in. This is Boomtown and make no mistake.
So it is nice to discover there is a [...]

Asia, Hotels We Love, Miscellaneous, Singapore, Stuff we Love

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