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Review: Hansar Samui – Exotic Island Retreat

Review: Hansar Samui – Exotic Island Retreat

Stylish beachfront resort offers luxurious pampering Text & Photography | Sylvia Le Dung Guests staying at Hansar Samui are bound to receive the royal treatment. A bold statement, perhaps, but one that is not made without good reason. To begin with, consider Stephen Jean Dion, the Executive Chef who was previously the Private Chef to(…)

An Asian food Fest; InterContinental Singapore Hotel

An Asian food Fest; InterContinental Singapore Hotel

Rich heritage and unique menus promise an exquisite culinary experience Text: Sylvia Le Dung  |  Photography: Sylvia Le Dung, InterContinental Singapore It’s not hard to see why many consider eating out a national pastime in Singapore. Thanks to its ethnic diversity and discerning population, the diminutive city state offers a vast array of gastronomic choices for(…)

Island East Markets, Hong Kong

Island East Markets, Hong Kong

Farmers Market a reprise of last year’s successful debut Text and Photography by Sylvia Le Dung We visited Hong Kong’s Island East Markets and enjoyed it quite a bit. While relatively small in size, the marketplace serves as a great platform for local vendors to showcase their products, which include everything from locally grown farm(…)

Review: Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa

Review: Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa

Heritage hotel offers a great location, stylish design and good value Text & Photography: Sylvia Le Dung Classy and stylish, Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa was a pleasant surprise during our recent trip to the Sentosa Island in Singapore. Housed in a restored colonial building that dates back to the 1940s, the resort offered the kind(…)

KNITerature – Solo Exhibition of Movana Chen

KNITerature – Solo Exhibition of Movana Chen

Hong Kong based artist fuses art and fashion with recycled magazine papers Text and Photography: Sylvia Le Dung While it’s not unprecedented to see clothes made out of paper (legendary Japanese designer Issey Miyake immediately comes to mind), Hong Kong based artist Movana Chen was probably the first one to make clothing out of shredded(…)

Review: The Club at The Saujana

Review: The Club at The Saujana

The Club at The Saujana: City retreat in bustling Kuala Lumpur Text & Photography | Sylvia Le Dung The Club at The Saujana is a luxury resort located in an upscale neighborhood in Kuala Lumpur. A member of the SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World), the resort is only a short drive away from the(…)

Review: PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel

Review: PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel

City hotel scores with lofty sky gardens, modern design and a prime location   Text and Photography | Sylvia Le Dung Even in Singapore, Asia’s garden city, PARKROYAL on Pickering impresses with its lush greenery. Have you ever seen trees and plants growing out of a building? That was the first sight we got when(…)