New York-Inspired, Art Nouveau Bar – The Loft, Waldorf Astoria, Bangkok

Above: Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s main staircase that links their top floors of bars and restaurants. Above: The view of Bangkok CBD from Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s 56th Floor, The Loft Bar.  Now in Bangkok, most bars come with good stories or concepts. But here is a bar with good, fun and legendary stories and equally great view of the inner Bangkok. Perching on the 56th floor of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, The Loft serves American...

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Pure + Natural Attractions of Chantaburi, Thailand

Above: This video highlights Chantaburi’s beautiful nature, captured during our recent ‘Pure Nature’ trip to Chantaburi with the TAT.  So we were in Chantaburi in September. Which, as everyone might have already taken note, was an offseason for this tropical fruit haven. The Tourism Authority of Thailand is now promoting ‘second-tier’ provinces, trying to boost awareness for the smaller, on-the-fringe...

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Front Room – Thai-Inspired Nordic Cuisine, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Above: Chef Fae, Rungthiwa Chummongkhon – Chef de Cuisine, Front Room, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok at mise-en-plâte.  This is perhaps the most exciting and innovative cuisine that has recently landed on the Bangkok territory. Front Room at the newly-opened Waldorf Astoria Bangkok on Ratchadamri Road is the first of its kind to offer a Thai-inspired Nordic cuisine that, when you look around, there is not much to make a comparison. Or even...

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The Black Durian of Chantaburi, Thailand :D

Above: This is not your everyday durian, but the rare and much-coveted ‘black durian’ that fruit orchardists usually keep for themselves and exclusively share with their loved ones. View this post on Instagram The story of the much-coveted black durian of Chantaburi is now on my blog. Link via bio. #durian #thailand #chantaburi #JoyfulChanthaburi #LocalStrength #Thailand #amazinggolocal...

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The Different Sides of Thailand In “One Night Stay with Locals”

Above: Dinner at Ban Sam Chong Nuea community in Phang Nga, south of Thailand. Above: Be at one with waters at Pa Tew Community (Bang Son) in Chumphon. Localism is on the rise as evidently in latest get-to-know local program by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Their newly-launched ‘One Night Stay with Locals’ is packed with 13 new programs that spread from North to South and everything in between. Choose from small villages in Phang...

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50 Cheapest Michelin Meals

Traveloka.com has recently released this article pinpointing where we can enjoy Michelin-starred meals without making too big a dent in out wallet. 😀 Michelin Guides are available in many key cities around the world, Bangkok is included. Here are the list of 50 most affordable Michelin meals you can find in Asia, Europe, the US and South America. Most of these places are gathered from their one and two stars lists. For more information...

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Dim Sum + More at Dynasty, Centara Grand, Central World, Bangkok

Above: Our selections of dim sum from their daily buffet menu. From the fryer and the steamers.  From top, clockwise: Deep-fried Alaska crabmeat in bean curd, steamed snow fish with black bean sauce, steamed shrimp dumpling with Beijing sauce, steamed zucchini with prawn, deep-fried shrimp with lemon sauce, steamed shrimp dumpling with Japanese pumpkin, deep-fried fish spring roll, deep fried duck spring roll, and the dessert of sago and...

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Singapore Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee)

# Singapore Artisanal Mooncakes at Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee) # Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee) is a local favourite in Singapore when it comes to handmade artisanal Cantonese style baked goods and mooncakes. They are most famous for their assorted mooncakes, but this place has always been a go-to among discerning locals looking for real authentic treats. Egg tarts, chicken cookies (my favourite), and whole...

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Antoinette, Penhas Road, Singapore

# Singapore Cool Cafe # – Antoinette – French Patisserie with Hakka influences. If you look at the map of Singapore, you will see the area near ‘Lavender’ street running the north eastern side off downtown. This area, as I found out, is among the oldest on this island country. But now, as any Singaporean will tell you, the area is coming back with good array of cool and hip cafes run by younger generation who revived the...

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