Features - Asia
fine food - Treetop dining in the Maldives
Going for dinner in the Maldives isn’t as straightforward as you might think. It may be the world’s flattest country, with atolls fringed by abundant arcs of buttery sands, but that doesn’t mean the country’s chefs are content with their oceanfront beach bars and palm-fringed pool bistros. In pursuit of novelty, the most luxurious resorts are now taking fine dining to new heights: by moving their signature restaurants off the ground and into the trees.
Neatly balancing modernity with tradition, Beijing’s ancient palaces rub shoulders with a vibrant contemporary art scene. British writer and frequent visitor Navjot Singh explores what’s in store for art lovers in China’s capital city.
Articles - Asia
Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
Deep in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by innumerable shades of blue, Six Senses Laamu is a paradise for couples and families alike.
In May, Qatar Airways begins flying into the capital of South Australia: Adelaide. Max Anderson recommends escaping to the beautiful Adelaide Hills for a weekend of high-country living.
Batavia, Jakarta’s Old Town
As a child, young moviemaker Yusuf Andibachtiar learned much about Indonesia’s rich history as he grew up amid the relics of history in the heart of Jakarta’s Old Town.
Night Safari, Singapore Zoo
If you’re looking for a zoo experience with a difference, Singapore’s Night Safari provides unusual nocturnal creatures and the primaeval thrill of the darkness, says Brian Johnston.
Gouger Street, Adelaide
Costume designer Mariot Kerr works all over Australia but Gouger Street, in her home town of Adelaide, suits her tastes better than any. It’s all thanks to the colourful Adelaide Central Market.
Club Med Finolhu Villas, Maldives
Experience Maldivian eco-chic villas that don’t compromise on luxury.
Electric Avenue: The neon world of Hong Kong
From Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island to traditional Mong Kok over the water in Kowloon, Hong Kong is awash with bright neon lights. The city has a history of neon sign-making that goes back more than half a century – a business which has helped define the image of the city and inspired countless filmmakers and artists over the years. Hong Kong regular Joe Mortimer finds out what’s being done to prevent it from disappearing forever.
Surry Hills, Sydney
The streets of trendy Surry Hills offer an eclectic range of great eateries and shops in a concentrated location.