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What's New in Penang

We can't get enough of Penang's legendary street food, shop house boutiques, and multicultural vibe. Contributor MARCO FERRARESE and photographer KIT YENG CHAN head to George Town and the surrounding areas for a glimpse of what's happening in this historic enclave. more...

Sustainable Tiger Tourism in India

Once facing a grim future, Indian wildlife tourism is beginning to show glimmers of hope—thanks to enlightened lawmaking, a few committed individuals and some truly wonderful lodges. LISA GRAINGER reports. more...

Our Definitive Guide to the New Singapore

DESPITE its diminutive size, the city-state somehow keeps on growing. Here, a guide on what to eat, drink and do now. By MELANIE LEE. more...

Saigon's Booming Craft Beer Scene

Taste-making entrepreneurs are using Vietnamese flavors to power Saigon's craft-beer boom. A tour of local breweries reveals some of the inspiration behind these special small-batch suds. Story and photographs by COLE PENNINGTON. more...

Meet the Australian Chefs Shaking Up Hong Kong's Dining Scene

Australian-born and -trained chefs are making themselves at home in Hong Kong, and the resulting menus are as diverse as they are delectable. By JEFF CHU. Photographed by PHILIPP ENGELHORN. more...

A Wine Critic Shares Her Secrets

Asia's love of wine is more robust than ever, so guidance from an outspoken master includes the advice to simply enjoy the tipple. By CHRISTOPER KUCWAY. more...

A Singaporean Pastry Chef's Journey

Cheryl Koh's name may be legendary when it comes to sweet stuff, but it took her a while to achieve fame and fortune. Here, she describes the journeys that inspired her culinary style. more...

The Ultimate Craft Cocktail Guide

Now that craft cocktails are the norm, drinking well has never been easier, nor the experimentation more exciting. We've spotlighted several cities that best represent what’s happening in mixology right now, plus the newest trends to look for on menus far and wide. Kudos to today's bartenders, especially in our region—they're really shaking things up. more...

A Jungle Feast in Borneo

A tour in deepest Borneo sends diners gliding through seldom-seen waterways in pursuit of wild edibles and adventure. By MARCO FERRARESE. Photographed by KIT YENG CHAN. more...

An Eco-Stylish Safari Lodge Arrives in Nepal

A stylish safari lodge on the edge of Chitwan National Park is raising the hospitality bar and bringing eco-tourism back to Nepal. By SHOBA NARAYAN. more...

A Weekend in Pranburi and Hua Hin

The beach towns of Hua Hin and Pranburi are within easy striking distance of Bangkok, writes DUNCAN FORGAN, and these days offer a fresh take on weekend getaways. Photographed by PORNSAK NA NAKORN. more...

Exploring Malaysia's Northwest

Chasing sharks by day and a yacht's wake at dusk. MARCO FERRARESE discovers a few more surprises tucked down the less-visited coast or northwest Malaysia's Kedah state. Photographed by KIT YENG CHAN. more...

A Glimpse of North Korea

While the mere mention of this secluded nation evokes instant mental images, there's more to daily life in North Korea than meets the casual eye. Story and photographs by SCOTT A. WOODWARD. more...

A Laid-Back Family Weekend in Hoi An

Not all family thrills require adrenaline-pumping pursuits. As you stroll through this sleepy town in Vietnam at a laid-back pace, your weekend will fly by. By JACQUELINE DE SEGONZAC ARCE. more...

Burma's Rising Capital

Since Burma decided to move its capital to an empty green field more than a decade ago, the custom-built city has been a punch line. But the pace is picking up and Naypyitaw may have the last laugh. By JOE CUMMINGS. more...

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