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Bintan’s plans for Treasure Bay are crystal clear

It’s 6am and the sun is just edging above the horizon when I enter the water at Bintan Island’s The Canopi Resort. No-one else is around except for a few staff raking the sand and the only noise is the quiet splash of my swim stroke as I pull …

Island Shangrila Horizon Club, Hong Kong

Island Shangri-La is Hong Kong’s enduring luxury s…

Three black kites rise on vents of air and slowly circle upwards and around the nearby Hong Kong skyscrapers. A little further in the distance a helicopter skims just above …

Mayflower restaurant and bar, Mayfair hotel, Adelaide, Australia

Make a pilgrimage to Adelaide’s Mayflower Restaura…

Situated below street level at Adelaide’s stylish independently owned Mayfair Hotel, The Mayflower Restaurant and Bar reflects the culinary vision of executive chef, Bethany …

Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai

Fronds and anemones at Atlantis The Palm

As I lay flat – arms crossed, breath coming in short gasps – at the top of a 9-storey tall mega-waterslide, I wonder at the will (or maybe the reasoning) it takes to construct such a gargantuan feat of water-filled human ingenuity in …

Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore

A Jentle touchdown in Singapore - Hotel Jen Tangli…

With a new generation of mobile, technologically savvy corporate travellers crisscrossing the globe, hoteliers are being forced to play catch-up. Slow internet speeds coupled …

Rwandan fashion, Rwanda

Exploring Rwanda’s creative reboot

It’s dark within the covered Kimironko Market despite the warm, sunny day in Rwanda. Seamstresses using pedal-operated sewing machines sit lining the outer perimeter of the …

Chinese House Peabody, Salem, Essex, United States

Dash to Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts, is an easy 30-minute drive from Boston, the heart of New England, and a major destination for leaf-peepers in autumn. The museum leaves the business of witch trials and colonial history to …

NYBG Kiku Butterfly Bonsai, New York Botanical Gardens

Beyond Central Park

Manhattan’s most famous green space, Central Park, sprawls through the center of Gotham City. But, edge a bit further out … and a 20-minute ride on Metro-North’s commuter …

Yale Center For British Art, United States

Yale University’s Center for British Art

People say you get what you pay for. But that’s not always, strictly the case. At Yale University’s Center for British Art, it’s most definitely not the case. An hour and a …

Toms Kitchen, Chelsea, London, England.

London dining this truffle season

From a bowl of classic fettuccine with truffle butter and porcini, to a decadent truffle Eggs Benedict, or even truffle ice cream – truffle season is back. What better way to welcome the mother of all fungus than by compiling a selection of …

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, United Kingdom

Long Live the Victorian (and Albert) Afternoon Tea

Britain’s Victorian era, from 1837-1901, produced many great things. There was an industrial revolution, social reform, and advances in science, technology and culture. Art …

Lympstone Manor, East Devon, England

Savour Michael Caines’ elegant Lympstone Manor nex…

A two-Michelin star chef has recently revealed his new creation, Lympstone Manor – a Georgian mansion, transformed into an elegant hotel in East Devon. The 28-acre property …

Maramara Park Avenue, New York

Serene New York havens stir memories of a gilded a…

Amy Hughes Just off Fifth Avenue at the corner of 32nd Street, sits a newcomer to Manhattan’s posse of luxury hotels. Smooth white stone, and light wood paneling create a serene atmosphere in the lobby of the Marmara Park Avenue. In this city of …

Luxury private jets

Down-to-Earth cost of flying by private jet

A private jet hire company has dropped everything to answer the burning question: how much does it really cost to fly by private jet and say goodbye to the horrors of regular …