TRAVELERS have long been flocking to Asia and explore the continent, partly because there’s so much to see. From vast countries such as China and India to island nations like the Philippines, you could spend a lifetime travelling around this region, taking in its beauty. That said, of all the things that come to mind when you think of Asia, wine is not one of them.
WITH the city’s innumerable temples, overeager moto drivers, unofficial tour guides, flocks of one-dollar kids, and absurd humidity, 48 hours in Siem Reap can be a rather beguiling experience for the unprepared. This weekend warrior’s guide will set you straight.
WHEN people think of where the world’s best coffee comes from, Thailand doesn’t rank very high. For all the great things Thailand is known for – spicy curries, pad Thai, exotic beaches, elephants – coffee isn’t usually one of them. In fact, 10 years ago it was a struggle to find a cup of real…>
By Peter Scudamore-Smith AS the Thai hospitality industry enters the second year of the Wine List of the Year competition, a review of the first year traces some interesting outcomes. Famed as one of the most penalising countries of Asia in its beverage taxation, it was time to raise the quality bar at restaurants and…>
THAILAND is practically synonymous with hard partying, so, as one would expect, there are a number of substances to imbibe on a big night out. Or just your average Tuesday, really. It’s not uncommon to drop into a restaurant for a late breakfast and spot fellow customers sipping a cold one before the clock has…>
YOU might not think of Korea as a nation of drinkers but they sure do love their alcohol. Not only does the nation have a lot of different alcohols, but when they’re out on the town, they revel in mixing them together. Honestly, you’ve no idea how far down the warren the rabbit can stumble.…>
ASIANS are good beer drinkers and Kingfishers, Tigers, Bintangs and various hop concoctions can be found across the region. While Europeans still consume more beer on average, the surge in popularity and production of beers in Asia is notable. Most of these are light, crisp beers that are perfect for the tropics and for some…>
Places to stay
La Residence d’Angkor
Siem Reap, , Cambodia