Features - Asia

TWG Tea: A new way to drink tea

When a Parisian tea blender decided to set up shop in Asia, he was warned about the challenges that lay ahead. Today, however, business is booming. Craig Butcher talks to TWG Tea founder Taha Bouqdib from his headquarters in Singapore.

Albany Highway near Victoria Park, Perth

Artist Abdul-Rahman Abdullah has chosen the street that has changed alongside him since he was a child, mirroring the transformation of Perth over the years.

Articles - Asia

Vintage Tokyo

Where yesterdays and tomorrows meet.
Mark Parren Taylor loves Tokyo’s all-day, all-night dynamism, but he can’t help searching out some nostalgia now and then… and surprisingly, this is when the city really wakes up.

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fine food - Turkish delight

Few foods are as intrinsically linked with their origin as Turkish delight. Craig Butcher talks with the founders of Divan, a leading Istanbul hotel and famed patisserie, about how they put the delight into Turkish delight.

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Qatar-Turkey Culture Club

A Year of Culture celebrates the blossoming relations between Qatar and Turkey in both Istanbul and Doha.

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Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo

Colombo’s ritzy residential district Cinnamon Gardens is an attractive enclave of shady boulevards flanked by stately homes, art galleries, cafés, and historic buildings.

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Singapore - Asia’s Capital of Contrast

A regular visitor to the Lion City, Nick Walton takes us on a journey into Singapore’s invigorating, and often eclectic, heart.

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24 hours in Jakarta

Known as the ‘Big Durian’, Jakarta is a hot, bustling, eclectic cultural melting pot of a metropolis, with a smorgasbord of choices to indulge the intrepid traveller. Packed with skyscrapers juxtaposed with street vendors, Jakarta is a city of traditions and contrasts. You will find five-star restaurants to satiate your culinary demands alongside behemoth malls filled with designer shops, and markets where you can haggle over a rupiah or two.

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Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa, Maldives

It’s possible: honeymooners and families holidaying in the Maldives can live in total harmony – just ask Four Seasons Kuda Huraa.

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Shanghai: Insider's Guide to the Bund

Shanghai resident and writer Yixuan Fan takes us on a stroll along the city's most striking landmark to savour its bygone past as well as its contemporary style.
The majestic architectural landscape of Shanghai’s riverfront promenade, the Bund, offers a unique glimpse into the city’s glamorous past, as well as a timely reminder of its current resurgence as an international melting pot of styles, customs, and cuisines.

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