Tue, 31 Jul 2018 10:05
Hotelier Awards honour best in hospitality
International Day of Friendship was celebrated around the world yesterday (July 30). But it’s clear that friendship isn’t only celebrated one day a year as recent research from Booking.com reveals that a third of travellers are planning to travel with a group of friends in 2018
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:31
Santiburi tops the polls
The luxury Santiburi Koh Samui resort has once again ranked one of the top destinations for families and couples in Smart Travel Asia’s 2018 Best in Travel Poll.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 01:00
Ten of Asia’s very best
For this third annual Best in Asia list, Lonely Planet’s inhouse Asia experts have named “eclectic” and “vibrant” Busan, South Korea, as the number one destination while the jewelled architecture and ancient cities of Uzbekistan are in second place; and in third comes Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, “a supercity that somehow keeps getting cooler”. Thailand’s Chiang Mai comes in at the sixth place.
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 14:11
Taxis a drag on Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi survey rankings
While Qatar Airways bagged top spot in 2018 as the Best Airline Worldwide with the Best Business Class just ahead of perennial favourite Singapore Airlines, THAI salvaged some pride with a No 6 showing for Business Class (the same as last year) and Cabin Service (down from No 3 in 2017), according to the results of the 2018 Best in Travel Poll by the online Smart Travel Asia magazine.
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:21
English Bulldog drools way to World's Ugliest Dog crown
With a lolling tongue and a propensity to drool, English Bulldog Zsa Zsa won best in show at World's Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma, California.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:00
Okura celebrates Japan’s best ingredients
Elements, the Michelin-star restaurant at the Okura Prestige Bangkok, has recruited Onno Kokmeijer, the executive chef from the restaurant at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam (which has two Michelin stars of its own) to create a “Japanese Seasonal Ingredients” menu that will be available from July 3 right through August.
Thu, 31 May 2018 12:10
Hotelier Awards honour best in hospitality
To recognise outstanding individuals’ professional excellence across the hospitality sector in Asia, the 17 winners of the fifth annual Hotelier Awards were recently announced at the Sofitel Singapore City Centre.
Tue, 08 May 2018 01:00
A podcast precis can’t replace real learning
Benjamin Franklin once mused that “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest”, and with the rise in popularity of online audio programmes, it seems that China is entering a time when paying for knowledge is fast becoming a cultural norm.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:43
Belingon dominates Leone to win by 2nd round TKO
Manila - ONE Championship™ (ONE) delivered another amazing spectacle at the Mall of Asia Arena, delighting the packed crowd with a display of world-class martial arts action. Manila played host to ONE: HEROES OF HONOR, featuring the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent.
Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:26
One Warrior series finale awards three prospects with US$100K
Every martial arts athlete aspires to become world champion, not just to be recognised as the best in class, but to receive the perks and trinkets that come along with holding a prestigious title.
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:26
For one teacher, every student is a winner
A path-breaking teacher, Shinnakorn Pimpila, has imparted his young students a precious lesson – everyone can be the best in their own way.
Sun, 01 Apr 2018 01:00
Thai contemporary art prospers among Asia’s best in Hong Kong
THAI contemporary art has been sharing the spotlight at Art Basel Hong Kong, Asia’s biggest art gathering, though the focus is diffused among announcements of upcoming events in Bangkok and South Korea and the individual artists represented at the fair.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:20
The best in hospitality
The Hotelier Awards, the annual competition that recognises hospitality excellence, recently announced the 87 finalists for its 2018 Asia competition.
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:52
ONE CHAMPIONSHIP LAUNCHES GLOBAL KICKBOXING LEAGUE
Singapore - The largest global sports media property in Asian history has just announced that it has established a professional kickboxing league that features the absolute best in local and international striking talent from around the world.
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:00
Best in the kitchen
The Okura Prestige Bangkok is bringing back its hit cooking competition for Thai culinary students for a second year and like last year, the winner will benefit from an educational trip to Hotel Okura Amsterdam.