January 2014

  • 31 Jan'14

    Stale basil – Basil, Bangkok...

    Basil at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is probably one of the IT places to go for great Thai food in the early 2000s. Back then, there were very few places that served authentic Thai food in a great ambience. With less competition, Basil...

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  • 29 Jan'14

    Sanctuary in bustling Orchard Road...

    Most of us visit our relatives and friends while some take the opportunity to have a short vacation overseas. For those who are staying put and still deciding what to do over the Chinese New Year holiday, how about going for a...

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  • 27 Jan'14

    Glorious Food – Tunglok Teahouse,...

    These days, set menu has become a permanent fixture in most Chinese restaurant menus. It is definitely an economical way to sample a wider selection of dishes without stuffing yourself silly. And with Chinese New Year just round the corner, most restaurants...

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  • 24 Jan'14

    Little gems around the Galata...

    Globalisation and mega brands have taken fun out of real shopping. Anywhere you go, you see the same usual brands. These days, I prefer to explore little alleys and shop at smaller stores rather than the big shopping malls. These shops usually...

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  • 22 Jan'14

    Attaining inner peace – Kempinski...

    In Bangkok, you can get a decent massage for a few hundreds Thai Baht. But there are also lavish spa treatments that can cost a few thousands too. On my recent Bangkok trip, I decided to pamper myself at Kempinski The Spa...

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  • 20 Jan'14

    In full bloom – Saigon...

    Whenever I feel like having a light meal, the first thought that comes to my mind is Pho, a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup. This popular noodle dish is cooked in a meat broth and served with lots of fresh herbs, rice noodles and...

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