Binondo in Manila: A guide to food and culture of the world’s oldest Chinatown

Binondo in Manila is the oldest Chinatown in the world which was acknowledged in 1594 as permanent settlement of Chinese immigrants during the Spanish occupation. It has become the melting pot of almost all the commer... Read More

The Lunar New Year in Manila guide

It’s the year of the rat! For Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year), Manila is going all out with festive events and dinners offering traditional dancing and performances–no matter what your take on the rodent is... Read More

Top 10 Facts about Chinese New Year

  1) The date varies. Chinese hold their new year celebrations between the 21st January and 20th February, depending on the Chinese lunar calendar; so although calendar years have a fixed start and end date, the ... Read More

Be Hong Kong! What’s your Plan Be?

Hong Kong has been a city of many identities: a community of fishing villages, a refuge for immigrants, a global business hub and a former British colony. Today, it continues to question its personality as it finds it... Read More

Trash The Party with Trasher in Bangkok

Trasher isn’t a specific bar or event, it’s a group of party enthusiasts, headed by Tichakorn ‘Jojo’ Phukhaotong and Saroj ‘Ark’ Kunatanad, who host different events around Bangkok and have become famous for their par... Read More

From Berlin to Bangkok: Modern German food by the Sühring twins

In a city where German food offerings come in trios of wurst, sauerkraut and schnitzel, the arrival of Sühring’s light, contemporary fare is a total triumph. Using seasonal ingredients and a large dose of techni... Read More

Be Bangkok! What’s your Plan Be?

Bangkok is not a destination off the beaten path. From backpackers to business travellers, the Thai capital has attracted visitors for centuries, making it the most visited city in the world. It’s a city, both liberal... Read More

Is Singapore suffering from #FOMO?

I moved to Singapore from London nearly two years ago and I’d only been on the island for a few days when I had my first experience of “kiasu”. It was a Sunday afternoon and after a couple of hours exploring the herit... Read More

The Dance of the Flaming Arseholes – Before hot yoga, there was this workout

Singapore’s reputation as a safe, clean and efficient nation is something the city worked hard to attain. And many visitors hardly look beyond the conglomerate of fancy and sanitized buildings. But there is a lot that... Read More

Responsible Travel: Be the change that you wish to see in the world

Boracay is being shut down for the next 6 months following concerns of excessive damage to its once pristine shores. The tiny island, known for its white-sandy beaches, attracted nearly 2 million visitors last year pu... Read More