Bars
Rooftop bar with a Beijing city view, Yin Bar at the Emperor Hotel, Beijing China

Rooftop bar with a Beijing city view, Yin Bar at the Emperor Hotel, Beijing China

Enjoy a cocktail at sunset overlooking the former residence of the Chinese Emperor The Yin Bar at the Emperor’s Hotel might just be the best rooftop bar in the city of Beijing. The hotel itself is one of the Design Hotels of the World, a list we often...
A Great Breakfast in Bangkok - The Dubliner Irish Pub

A Great Breakfast in Bangkok – The Dubliner Irish Pub

A couple years back I met with a group of guys every Sunday for breakfast. We’d pick a different spot around town (usually Irish Pubs) every week. After our first visit here, the Dubliner became the standard for all the other Irish breakfasts around town… and soon we...
Cool Cocktails on the Bund at Glamour Bar, Shanghai

Cool Cocktails on the Bund at Glamour Bar, Shanghai

Beautiful people and glamourous cocktails and this river-view stunner In the vein of big city bars with a view is The Glamour Bar on the Bund in Shanghai. I tend to have an affinity for Glamour Bar though, over say, the usual bar-with-a-view spots in Asia, e.g. Vertigo...
A Brief Guide to the Kichijoji Area of greater Tokyo and Shutters Restaurant

A Brief Guide to the Kichijoji Area of greater Tokyo and Shutters Restaurant

Like Brooklyn is to Manhattan, Kichijoji is to Tokyo – with some damn good spare ribs and octopus! If you want to see real local flavour in an easily accessible Tokyo neighbourhood, take the 15 minute ride to Kichijoji. Kichijoji, in the Western area of Tokyo, is about...
Bello Visto Bar in the Cerulean Tower Hotel, Shibuya, Tokyo

Bello Visto Bar in the Cerulean Tower Hotel, Shibuya, Tokyo

Cocktails with a panoramic view of Tokyo Every big city has one – the high-rise hotel with the sweeping, panaromic view of the skyline. In the case of Tokyo, one of our favourites is the Bello Visto Bar on the 40th floor of the Cerulean Tower Hotel in...
Breeze, The Scarlet Hotel, Singapore

Breeze, The Scarlet Hotel, Singapore

Inventive seafood in an intimate rooftop setting overlooking Chinatown From Breeze’s perch atop Ann Siang Hill, one can see Singapore’s low-lying Chinatown area full of conservation shop houses, pagodas and mosques. The view was why we first came, but every time we have been to Breeze, we have...
Cocktails at Salon De Ning, Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong

Cocktails at Salon De Ning, Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong

Glam cocktails await in this Kowloon gem Hong Kong has no shortage of trendy bars and watering holes. But if you’re looking for something special…something different than the usual scene in Soho and definitely removed from the Lan Kwai Fong madness…then head to Salon De Ning in the...
A Guide for Phnom Phen, Cambodia - Where to Eat, Shop, Sleep

A Guide for Phnom Phen, Cambodia – Where to Eat, Shop, Sleep

Deep Historical Roots + Culinary Delights await in this dynamic Cambodian city As many of you will no doubt know, Cambodia was formerly colonized by the French. So in addition to having its own rich history and culture to explore, there is an adopted culture of fine European...