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TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: The Sands of Ko Samui
by Jennifer Miller Any trip to Thailand should include some time spent at one of the country's incredible beaches, which are known for their magazine-worthy shorelines packing fine white sand, cerulean water and luscious palm trees. Thailand's beaches...
TRAVEL
Hot Air Ballooning in Myanmar
by Tanveer Badal November, 2010 saw the lift of longstanding sanctions and boycotts of Myanmar with the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after 15 years of house arrest, effectively opening a largely unseen and significant portion of...
DESIGN
Maison & Objet Autumn 2013: Asian Designers
The continuous blossoming of Asian designers is both evident and spectacular, especially concerning their contributions to innovation. It's no surprise that Singapore will host the inaugural Maison & Objet Asia in March 2014, as this year's Parisian...
CULTURE
Art Basel Hong Kong: West
More than delivering the caché of the Art Basel name, the inaugural Hong Kong edition contextualized Asian art in the global community. Showcased aside it, an array of Western artists rounded out the festival with grandeur, color and abstraction...
CULTURE
Tiger Translate Hanoi
As the cultural center of Vietnam, Hanoi recently made the ideal location to kick off Tiger Beer's latest event in its free art and music series, Tiger Translate. With more than half of the country's population born after 1975, the theme focused...
FOOD-DRINK
The Spicy Gourmet
Sri Lanka's rich history as an important port and trading post in the ancient world has contributed to the mouth-watering cuisine—combining traditional ingredients with influences from merchants around the world—that the country is known...
DESIGN
Asia Now: Exploring Design Culture
With former Droog co-founder Gijs Bakker at the creative helm, Taiwanese design collective Yii is sure to steal the show at the upcoming exhibit "Asia Now: Exploring Design Culture" curated by Designboom. Kicking off tomorrow in L.A., "Asia...
FOOD-DRINK
The Salt
Cultivated in an island biosphere reserve off the Korean coast, The Salt, a natural solar sea salt, is the upshot of a UNESCO-protected area laden with ample tidal flats. With climate as one of the most important factors in sea salt production, the...
FOOD-DRINK
Xango Mangosteen Juice
Wellness-focused organization Xango creates healthy products to enhance and balance the modern lifestyle. Their nutritional mangosteen juice taps into the benefits of the fabled Asian mangosteen, an antioxidant-rich tropical fruit. Unlike many...
CULTURE
Lou Zhenhong
While there was a plethora of talent on view at this year's Art Asia fair in Miami, I was particularly drawn to the sculptures of Lou Zhenhong at the Contemporary by Angela Li booth. Made from painted resin or aluminum, Zhenhong's Dwarf Series borrows...
CULTURE
Mei Guo at Contrasts Gallery
"Mei Guo," which translates into English as The Beautiful World, from the French Le Beau Monde, is a forthcoming exhibition of Asian American and Asian artists living in America. Soon to be on view at Pearl Lam's renowned Contrasts...
TECH
Get Well Soon Mask
A common courtesy when feeling under the weather in most Far East Asian countries, the ubiquitous protective face masks made famous during the SARS scare in 2002 have since served as a canvas for many a commentary. Departing from the sterile, white...
CULTURE
Rickshaw Art
The most popular means of transportation in Bangladesh and the some of Southeast Asia is the rickshaw. A mode of human powered transport, in Dhaka (the capital of Bangladesh) there are over 600,000, and this makes for some stiff competition for business...
CULTURE
Theme 3
Theme, the new quarterly pan-Asian magazine just came out with their 3rd issue filled with the lush photos, unique content, and compelling profiles that made us fans in the first place. The brainchild of publishers Jiae Kim and John Lee, Theme'...
TRAVEL
Luxe's Asian Grand Tour Box Set
Luxe's new handmade red box packed full of 12 of their mini-guides to Asia makes the massive continent seem almost manageable. As we've noted here before, their concise descriptions, spunky tone, and conveniently pocketable size, are user...
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