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Murgh angaar, or tandoor-cooked chili chicken, at Charcoal in Bangkok. Courtesy of Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology.

5 Restaurants Reinventing Indian Cuisine

Subtropical climes invite swimming at Helena Bay. Courtesy of Helena Bay.

16 Boutique Hotels with Serious Style

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4 Luxe Hotels Across China

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3 Bangkok Spas You Have to Try

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3 Green Gamechangers

5 Restaurants Reinventing Indian Cuisine

Chefs from New Delhi to San Francisco are reimagining the culinary mainstays of the Subcontinent, experimenting with cross-cultural mash-ups, and making Indian cuisine the latest darling of the global dining scene. By PRIYA KRISHNA and VERONICA INVEEN. more...

16 Boutique Hotels with Serious Style

Sometimes size matters. When you're searching for soul, smaller can be better. Smaller, authentic, comfortable and cool, that is. "People like to define themselves by their style and taste," says James Lohan, co-founder of hotel curator Mr & Mrs Smith. "Boutiques have the ability to be more creative in how they look and what they offer." On the following pages, we offer some of the best and brightest little guys across the region. You want to feel "of the place"? Check in to boutique hotels. more...

4 Luxe Hotels Across China

From a quiet mountain resort to a towering hotel in China's biggest city, here are four openings that will add a little extra color to the Middle Kingdom. By VERONICA INVEEN. more...

3 Bangkok Spas You Have to Try

You can't walk a block in the capital with out passing two things: a 7-Eleven and a massage place. In truth , we'd entrust our sore muscles to plenty of the latter, but the following spas truly surpass your standard street-side foot rubs . more...

3 Green Gamechangers

It's not easy being green, but these three eco-innovators across Asia are reshaping their industries one upcycled garment or zero-waste restaurant at a time. DIANA HUBBELL talks to the visionaries about building a brighter, more sustainable future. more...

3 Ways to Spend a Family Vacation in Burma

[SPONSORED CONTENT] This diverse land has plenty for all ages to see and do. Flymya.com makes it easy to set up your next Burmese getaway. more...

5 Reasons We’re So Excited for the Arrival of Park Hyatt Bangkok

[Sponsored Content] This grande dame may have just arrived, but it’s already the talk of the town. The ultra-luxe space on the top 27 floors of Central Embassy promises to provide a tranquil haven in the heart of the capital. more...

4 After-Dark Gems in Kuala Lumpur

From snazzy cabaret clubs to street vendor-dessert inspired cocktails, MARK LEAN trains his beer (or margarita) goggles on Kuala Lumpur's evolving bar scene. Photographed by ERIC CHOW. more...

3 of the Best Cooking Classes in Bangkok

We sent a pair of hungry locals to find out which cooking school in Bangkok teaches the most authentic Thai cuisine. The answer, it turns out, is in the tastebuds of the eater. By MONSICHA HOONSUWAN. Photographed by AUTCHARA PANPHAI. more...

4 Asian Craft Beers You Need to Try Now

Catching the spirit of collaboration, Asian breweries are teaming up with bold beer hounds, artisanal chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and more to produce some serious suds. By BRIAN SPENCER. more...

5 Unforgettable Dishes You Have to Try

Whether they're served in a bar, a humble street restaurant or a Michelin-worthy gastronomic temple, some specialties are worth seeking out no matter where in the world they may be. more...

3 Places for Kids to Play in Chiang Rai

Three destinations in Chiang Rai are helping city kids get their hands dirty with a bounty of outdoor activities. By MERRITT GURLEY. more...

3 Kid-Friendly Activities in Bagan

This ancient Burmese capital known for its archaeology and quiet charm has plenty of tricks up its sleeve to keep the kids entertained. By MERRITT GURLEY. more...

6 of Joss Stone's Favorite Places

The British soul singer shares some of her top stops from New York to Singapore. more...

3 Cutting-Edge Hong Kong Restaurant Designers

In Hong Kong's ultra-competitive restaurant scene, groundbreaking design is the magic touch lighting up the city's dining landscape. By KISSA CASTAÑEDA-MCDERMOTT. more...

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5 Stunning Phuket Hotels

The powdery shores of Phuket have seen their fair share of luxury digs, but a new wave of beach hotels is cresting above the rest. Here, ASHLEY NIEDRINGHAUS calls out the island's most compelling newcomers. more...

4 Burmese Festivals You Shouldn’t Miss

balloon [SPONSORED CONTENT] The country’s colorful traditions are on display at these spectacular celebrations. Flymya, your one-stop Burma travel service, makes it easy to book domestic flights, arrange transfers and experience everything the different regions have to offer. more...

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