Ardent lovers of music festivals and live sports may want to look to our Australasian neighbors this summer to get their fix. Whether your choice travel souvenir is swords, snowboards, signed CDs, soju or sauvignon blanc, there’s a little something here for everyone.
Owned by the folks behind steakhouse Shore (located on the floors above), The Salted Pig is all about European-style comfort food—and pork, of course. The pork knuckle sandwich is a signature, but you’ll also find beef and chicken dishes.
2/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Rd. Central, 852-2870-2323.
We’ve rounded up the newest dining establishments in this dining mecca. Bon appetit!
South Korea’s capital is a hard nut to crack, travel-wise. Much to the disappointment of many K-pop-obsessed visitors, it can be difficult to gain insider-level intel on the city’s ultra-hip world of trendy cafés, boutiques and artsy spaces—not to mention hard-to-find restaurants with untranslated menus. But with these suggestions, you can get a slightly more local perspective.
Going beyond Gangnam style for a deeper look at South Korea’s capital.
These four Hong Kong districts started off as factory towns, or arose from other humble beginnings, but they’re worth exploring right now—as artists, restaurateurs and creatives turn them into hotbeds of cutting edge cuisine and design. Check out these upstarts before they become mainstream.
Four up-and-coming districts to visit before they’re overrun.
Dusit Thani Maldives
Opened Feb 2012
Asia City writers shortlist the leading hotel openings across Asia that will have you packing your suitcase.
Singapore Art Museum
Too bad for the new ArtSci museum at Marina Bay Sands, the 16-year-old museum remains the city’s favorite thanks to blockbuster shows in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in 2011 and a series of contemporary arts at its sister venue 8Q. 71 Bras Basah Rd., +65-6332-3222. www.singaporeaartmusuem.sg
BK’s Singaporean sister, I-S Magazine, has just unveiled its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2012. Here’s what the locals have to say about the Merlion City’s top spots.
This quiet street, lined with tong laus (tenement buildings) is chockablock with funky boutiques. And when you’re done spending your cash, don’t forget to check out some of the cute cafés in the area.
Those in the know have always loved TB for its white-washed art deco architecture and some of the best local food around. Yet over the past year, so many funky cafés and stores have opened their doors that it now vies with Duxton Hill and the Arab Quarter for the title of Singapore’s trendiest neighborhood. Here are 13 good reasons to spend your weekend there.
New neighborhoods come and go in this rapidly expanding town but, despite the rise of an upscale rival over at Solaris Mont Kiara, we still find ourselves heading back to the grungy hipness of Bangsar. Partly it’s for the leafy streets, partly for the laidback residential vibe and partly for the two-story shophouses that double as family homes. Added to the sheer range (and ever changing) food, drink and young designer boutiques on offer, this area feels more like a hip suburb in Sydney than an enclave of KL.
If Hong Kong makes you think of Disneyland and Chinese food, here are three weekend itineraries to help you discover alternative ways to enjoy the island.
The Big-Spender Weekend
Got a stash of cash to blow? Here are some good places to spend it