It might be Thailand’s second biggest island but its out-of-the-way location down by the Cambodian border means Koh Chang still offers the chance to get off the beaten track a little. Accessible only by ferry from nearby Trat, its soaring jungle-clad peaks and sweeping beaches make it an...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Galle Face Hotel
Perhaps the oldest colonial hotel in Asia, it opened in 1864 next to the Galle Face Green, a sprawling lawn by the ocean which gave it its name. Today the hotel features 147 rooms in two wings: Classic and Regency, and it has previously hosted famous...
Specs: 1.6-liter 116 horsepower and 1.8-liter 131 horsepower on four-cylinder 16-valve engine. Five-speed automatic transmission.
Features: Projector headlights, sun roof (only in top model), DVD player with navigation system (only in top model), dual front airbags, multi-...
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn
Thai resident rates from B2,750/night with breakfast. Sathorn Rd., 02-210-8100. BTS Surasak. www.eastingrandsathorn.com
Centara Hotels & Resorts
From B6,500 for Centara Grand at CentralWorld, from B3,520 for Centara Watergate Pavilion. Two consecutive...
Sumo Wrestling Grand Tournament
May 12-26 (Tokyo); July 7-21 (Nagoya)
Sumo Wrestling: Grand Tournament
As unique as it is unforgettable, witnessing supersized sumo wrestlers duke it out live should be on every sports fan’s bucket list. Stables of wrestlers only hit the elevated ring...
Royal Orchid Plus
To get a free room
12,000 miles/night, 22,000/two nights, and 32,000/three nights for domestic destinations and three-star hotels elsewhere; from 14,000 miles/night for five-star hotels in Thailand and three to five star hotels in...
Peace of Mind
Minimal boutique hotel Zensala Chiang Mai (168 Pa Tan Rd., Muang, Chiang Mai, 053-225-888, www.zensalaresort.com), sat on the bank of the Ping River, is welcoming Songkran revelers to Chiang Mai with a special package available only between Apr 12-16. During this time, a...
This is a must-see. Due to its overwhelming popularity, The Art of the Brick exhibition at the ArtScience Museum (S$14 [B333]. Marina Bay Sands, www.marinabaysands.com) has been extended until May 26 (it was scheduled to close on Apr 14). The story behind the exhibition is that Nathan...
...for egg waffles
Master Low Key Food Shop. The owner times each batch to the second and pours the batter evenly and precisely onto each grilling iron. It’s beautiful watching him at work. G/F, 76A Shau Kei Wan Main St. East, Shau Kei Wan
...for Chinese-style desserts
Yee Kee. This...