Where to get the best cendol in Kuala Lumpur

Where to get the best cendol in Kuala Lumpur

Cendol is an icy treat you’ll find all over Kuala Lumpur (as well as much of Southeast Asia) — but locals know the best cendol in KL comes from one place: the husband-and-wife-run stall called Ah Keong ABC & Cendol in the Brickfields district. Made from shaved ice, a scoop...

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How to eat your way through the streets of Seoul

How to eat your way through the streets of Seoul

My wife and I were sitting on an overcrowded and overly warm city bus, anxiously checking the time as we inched along a similarly overcrowded street towards our meeting point for our Urban Adventures Seoul street food tour. When we finally got off, we were standing on a busy street...

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The traditional Tinder: Why matchmaking families flock to Shanghai’s Marriage Market

The traditional Tinder: Why matchmaking families flock to Shanghai’s Marriage Market

In 2016, SK-II, a Chinese skincare brand, filmed a takeover of Shanghai’s Marriage Market, marriage’s monument to capitalism in People’s Park in the city centre. Addressing the issue of China’s “leftover women,” the four-minute video asks for daughters to be permitted to be strong and free of traditional expectations. The moment I...

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Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Bali

Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Bali

While most articles about where to watch the World Cup will list several options, in Bali, our local tour guides say there’s only one: Y-Bar Sports Bar in Kuta. This is my personal favourite bar, not just in Bali, but anywhere for watching sports. Y-Bar is a bar that people...

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The complete guide to: Hanoi travel

The complete guide to: Hanoi travel

While the noise, chaos and scooter-clogged streets might be an overwhelming welcome to Hanoi, give the city a chance and it will inevitably show you its many charms. If you’re curious about visiting, our local Hanoi tour guides have shared everything you need to know before you go, and what...

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The complete guide to: Agra travel

The complete guide to: Agra travel

The third apex of iconic Golden Triangle travel loop, along with Delhi and Jaipur, Agra is a must-see stop in India. Home to that jaw-dropping mausoleum of white marble, the Taj Mahal, Agra is no one-trick pony. Many people come in on a day trip from Delhi, but if you...

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5 gardens for serenity-seekers in Tokyo

5 gardens for serenity-seekers in Tokyo

Tokyo can feel like a crazy, intense place. The streets are crowded, the lights are bright and everything can feel a bit, well, “lost in translation.” But Tokyo also has options for getting away from the crowds, with plenty of gardens and green spaces for those in need of some...

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Where to find the best tom yum in Bangkok Phra Nakhon

Where to find the best tom yum in Bangkok Phra Nakhon

There are only four tables in Som Sri’s tom yum shop in front of Bangkok City Hall. That means if you come for lunch, either get here early or be prepared to wait. But the wait is worth it. That’s because the tom yum in Sor Naa Wang might just be...

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The complete guide to: Kuching travel

The complete guide to: Kuching travel

Kuching is the capital of the Malaysian Borneo state of Sarawak and your gateway to Borneo. But don’t just use it as a jumping-off point to wilder pastures. Kuching is a pleasant, compact city that makes it easy to explore on foot — and there’s much more to explore here...

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This is the Chiang Mai stewed pork stall that Anthony Bourdain didn’t find

This is the Chiang Mai stewed pork stall that Anthony Bourdain didn’t find

The North Gate Cowgirl is easily the most famous vendor in Chiang Mai serving up khao kha moo (stewed pork leg). That’ll happen when none other than the patron saint of food-travel, Anthony Bourdain, takes his TV crew to your stall. But she’s not the only one in town cooking...

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