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Let’s Check In – Grand Palace

Visiting everything Bangkok has to offer on what may perhaps be a short trip to Thailand, can be somewhat challenging. However, one of Siam’s most coveted landmarks and a special place in the heart of many Thais which should not and must not be missed, is the spectacular Grand Palace.…

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Let’s Go – Vigan, Philippines

If you want to travel to the past in class, if you want to walk into a magical Spanish-Colonial domain, and experience a fascinating blast from an earlier point in time of wide endless stone paved streets without going all the way to Europe, the Historic City of Vigan in…

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Let’s Go, The Slow Life of Mae La Noi

Are you part of a rare breed who is tired of large crowds, the hectic flow of people from a train to its platform, and the desert of concrete jungle our cities have been enslaved to? If you long to come closer to the magical properties nature has to offer,…

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Let’s Check In – Chang Hua Mun

Amongst the many teachings of His Majesty the Late King, were the methods of self-sufficiency and sustainability that he urged farmers and Thais in the countryside to not only learn, but embody as lifestyles for change, sustainability and progress. This month we take you to the King’s Chang Hua Mun…

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Let’s Check In – Siam Gypsy Junction

In case you haven’t heard, Bangkok has a new vintage market. If you miss what Rod Fai Train Market used to be before it became so “mainstream”, the Siam Gypsy Junction will be an exciting new venue for you. The Siam Gypsy Junction’s location is out past Bang Sue railway…

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Let’s Go – Phnom Penh

Located on the banks of the Tonle Sap and the Mekong river which provide freshwater and natural resources to its 1.5 million inhabitants, is Cambodia’s capital and centre of industrial activities and cultural heritage, the mystical city of Phnom Penh. The capital is located in the south-central region of Cambodia,…

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Let’s Go, Manila Philippines

The capital city of the Philippines, Manila, is a vibrant and interesting destination. A must-visit, if history and culture are of any worth to you and exploring new ways of living fascinates you. Manila is the second most populated city in the Philippines with a population of 1,652,171. The city…

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Let’s Check In – Chow Café and Bar

There’s a new name in town vociferously banging on the doors of the “Top Uptown Bangkok Bars” list. This month we Check In at Chow, where New York Meatpacking District meets China Town 24/7. Chow is a fancy yet carefree and vibrant bistro which skilfully and beautifully transitions into a…

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Let’s Go – Penang, Malaysia

Just an hour and 40 minutes by plane from Bangkok is Penang, also known as the pearl of the orient, it is one of the most touristic locations of Malaysia. Penang Island is one of the main components of Penang State. The island’s alluring charms and unique attributes alongside its…

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Let’s Go, Angkor Wat

“Half a league from this city is a temple called Angar. It is of such extraordinary construction that it is not possible to describe it with a pen, particularly since it is like no other building in the world. It has towers and decoration and all the refinements which the…

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Let’s Go, Phetchaburi Province

Diamonds are marvelous things. They’ve been called a woman’s best friend. They’ve been sought after and coveted as objects of the most priceless value. They symbolize wealth, status, beauty and longevity. As Shirley Bassey sang it, diamonds really are forever. This month’s hot getaway is beautiful, priceless, symbolic in all…

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PTT Green in the City

Everybody in Thailand can be sure to have heard of PTT. The giant state owned Thai gas company is one of the biggest corporations in the country and is the only one to appear in the rankings of the Fortune Global 500 Companies, in which it marks the eighty first…

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Let’s Go, Korat

Nakhon Ratchasima, better known as Korat, is the wondrous door to Isan,the Lao-speaking north-east, at the western edge of the Korat Plateau. The name Nakhon Ratchasima is both used for the city and the province of which it is the capital, and the shorter name, Korat, comes from an older…

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Let’s Go, Kho Phi Phi

At times, all one wants to do, is to relax in the sun, surrounded by the luxury of a picture perfect and marvellous white sandy beach. If this is done in the middle of an island of lush greenery and crystalline blue waters, then all the better. This month, HOT…

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Let’s Check In – Dinosaur World

Prehistory is one of the most fascinating concepts that humanity has ever laid its interest on. Perhaps because it is so remote and inaccessible. Perhaps because of the staggering differences between that which drew life back in the day in comparison to the mundane world of the twenty first century.…