Sapa Hanoi

Top Things to Do and See in Hanoi

In many ways, Hanoi could not be more different when compared to Ho Chi Minh City in the south. To some degree, it swaps out the hectic swarms of scooters found in Ho Chi Minh City for bicycles, while its architecture – an eclectic mix of colonial French, Chinese and indigenous styles –  is refreshing […]

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Malaysian Beef Satay

Malaysian Food Culture

Malaysian cuisine is undoubtedly one of the most underrated in Asia and indeed the rest of the world. Most of us know about how good Thai, Vietnamese and Indian food is because there are so many restaurants show-casing these cuisines in the West. However, it’s quite rare to have any restaurants that are quintessentially Malaysian. This […]

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Angkor Temple Cambodia Travel

Angkor Civilization’s Influences on Southeast Asia

Angkor’s Formation If South-East Asia had a civilisation that was equivalent to the Ancient Greece in Europe, it would have to be the mighty Angkor Empire that dominated all of what is now Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and several smaller swathes of Myanmar and Vietnam. It all started in 790AD, where Prince Jayavarman II declared – […]

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Kuala Lumpur Skyline at Night

Top 5 Things to See and Do in Kuala Lumpur

South East Asia has long been a magnet for tourists of all genres – from the backpacking student to the high flying luxury seekers looking to take advantage of the plush side of travelling, South East Asia has something for everyone. Whether you love amazing outdoor scenery, to cultural experiences that leave you breathless and […]

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Nha Trang Luxury Resorts

Top Luxury Beach Resorts in Vietnam

For a country that boasts more than 3400 km of coastline, the beaches alone should be enough to warrant a journey to Vietnam.  With infinite stretches of powdery sand, pristine azure water, tropical islands, coves, spectacular seascape and lagoons, it’s no wonder that a growing number of big-name players had staked their brand along this […]

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Singapore Skyline

Singapore – Luxury Gateway to Asia

(Post written by Erin Saville) Singapore – perhaps one of the best known gateways to Asia as a whole. This bustling, extravagant city state is the perfect place for new visitors to the region, perfectly blending the West and the East in both style, flavour and signature, giving even the most discerning of travellers the […]

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UNESCO China Mt Huangshan

Five Must-See China UNESCO Sites

For travelers visiting China for the first time, the most likely attractions to visit, and justifiably so, would be the more well-known places like the Great Wall of China or the Forbidden City in Beijing, Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian, or perhaps to see the mega metropolis city of Shanghai. Others may venture out a […]

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Family Tour, Chiang Mai

Asia Family Vacation Planning 101 (by Explorient)

For the vast majority of us, taking the family to Asia probably isn’t at the top of the list, especially when traveling with little ones — the killer long flights, the jetlag, different foods, the costs, the list can go on and on. Having two young children of my own, I agree with those concerns wholeheartedly. […]

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Tokyo Shopping

Tokyo Shopping Guide

Few places on the planet boast a wider array of shopping options than Japan, and Tokyo sits at the very pinnacle. For the avid shopper, Tokyo is simply paradise – with its numerous colorful open air shopping arcades, mega shopping centers, eclectic Otaku, punk fashion boutique shops, and everything in between.  Whether it’s electronics, toys and […]

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Hong Kong Skyline

Hong Kong City Guide

(Post written by Pete Saville) Hong Kong was administered as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom until 1997, when it was then handed peacefully back over Chinese rule.  However, today it enjoys the title of “Special Administrative Region” (SAR), which gives Hong Kong a greater amount of autonomy over its own affairs than the […]

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