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Bill Bensley opens a new restaurant and bar in Phuket
The starchitect and designer delves into the tin history of Thailand’s largest island.
Thai superstar Mario Maurer selected as Asian Film Awards Youth Ambassador 
His duty kick starts with a recreation of Hong Kong cinema’s most beloved scenes.
5 restaurants and cafes to check out on your next trip to downtown Pattaya
Michelin is coming to Chonburi next year, but it's a different story for cafe-hoppers and foodies. 
New 24-hour cruise can get you from Bangkok to Samui with a jacuzzi
For all you slow travel folks out there (or if you just hate flying).
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Khao Yai gets a new tiki-style place to dine and party with Lamaya
Welcome to the jungle: Food, drinks, and theater—it’s all about spectacle at this new Instagram-friendly restaurant.  
Techno island music festival Thaibreak returns its third iteration in March
Flip the peaceful Koh Mak vacay and go full party mode.
Photo: Hong Kong Street / Nic Low
An ambitious 24-hour foodie guide for Hong Kong
A whole day of Hong Kong breakfast, lunch, coffee, dinner, dessert, drinks, and clubbing (if you’re not in a food coma).
Bangkok’s rooftop bar Tichuca debuts a 6-month pop-up in Phuket 
The Tichuca buzz is back, and yes, there's a giant LED ‘tree’ there too. 
24 hours in Taipei: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks
Eggs and ham pancake, stinky tofu, Taiwanese sushi, and some Japanese whiskey
Chiang Mai’s latest getaway opens with a ‘writer’s cabin’ concept
Retreat, recharge, and write at Secret Window—without the deranged, shovel-wielding Johnny Depp (probably). 
24 hours in Chiang Mai: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks
Experimental coffee, head-to-tail tasting menu, and creative craft cocktails in our quiet northern neighbor. 
Motosai to Mustang: A dangerous road to the Himalayan hotel everyone’s talking about
A supposedly fun thing that might kill you to reach Shinta Mani Mustang.
Chiang Mai will host a 9-day pantomime performing arts festival next month
Get ready for Pantomime Planet 2023.
Photo: Thaitanium at Rolling Loud 2023 in Pattaya. / Tyler Roney
Thai hip-hop festival from Twopee Southside hits Phuket in November
Twopee puts on the first Southside Festival at a Phuket water park. 
Thantawan Music Fest brings more than 70 acts to the Chiang Mai mountains
Three days, five stages, and more than 50 DJs and 20 bands. Head to the hills for this massive concert in January 2024. 
Forget the beach and live that Muak Lek river life
A group getaway to Muak Lek is cheap, easy, and quiet—and nary a speedo in sight. 
Photo: Chef Warit Jadpratum / Banyan Tree Samui
Kaiseki on Koh Samui? Banyan Tree ups the island’s Japanese dining
Seasoned Thai chef brings his “Samurai Dinner Set” every two weeks.
Macau is open to Bangkok tourists and there's way more to do than gamble
After strict lockdowns pretty much closed off the city to visitors, Macau is back and more approachable than ever. 
Fly to Koh Kood for an affordable 2-night stay at Eastern Thailand’s plushest hotel
A private plane to Koh Kood and barefoot luxury for under B100,000.
Pattaya’s rooftop bar, Pippa, opens a new, higher zone for sunset viewing
Making this coastal party city worth the trip.