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Top 5 Things To Do in Koh Samui

In a span of six days, I travelled across three Thai cities, namely Koh Samui, Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son. My itinerary was neatly put together by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Bangkok Airways. But of the three cities, I enjoyed my time at Koh Samui the most; for its pristine waters, tranquil beaches and bustling nightlife. So here’s a list of the Top 5 Things you should try out on Samui island, and why I’d recommend Koh Samui to be your next travel destination. #1 Snorkelling / Kayaking on Koh Madsum Island Forget about the overcrowded Bali beaches. Consider snorkelling in the Northeast of Koh Samui....

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Ribs 101: Your guide to choosing the perfect cut!

This article was written by Nicole Varella from our sister site, Asia 361. Ask me how I like my ribs and my reply used to be the same – sweet, smoky, and slightly crisp. Words like Baby Back, Spare, St. Louis, and Iberico were as good as a foreign language to me. All that changed at Morganfield’s ribs masterclass last week, where I learnt there’s more to ribs besides being the most heavenly food on earth! Dishing up more than 150,000 pounds of their famous Sticky Bones every year, Morganfield’s takes their ribs very seriously. It’s time for you to...

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Antoinette – New Additions Pay Homage to Singapore’s Culinary Heritage

This article was written by Phua Yi Xuan of Asia 361. Speaking of Antoinette, many are familiar with its sophisticated pastries and Parisian bistro classics. However, you may be surprise if you take a peek at its lastest menu. Award-winning Chef Pang Kok Keong has incorporated local influences into this Parisan menu. Inspired by Singapore culture and his own Hakka culinary heritage, Antoinette’s new menu features a modern Singaporean twist on the Italian favourites. Here are some of the new and interesting dishes we’ve tried: Not just your usual bread and butter served, Antoinette’s Bread & Butter ($5) comes with five different...

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Green Beauty: The Herb Farm

You’ve heard of farm to table. How about farm to face? The Herb Farm is a New Zealand brand that specialises in natural treatment products for skincare and healthcare. The story began when the son of founder Lynn Kirkland had a recurrent cough which doctors could not make better. Lynn then explored different natural remedies to help her son and was struck by the efficacy of herbs. She subsequently got herself a herbal diploma and set forth to make and sell natural products from home. And, The Herb Farm was born. Today, The Herb Farm has grown to a team...

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Hankyu and Hanshin Tourist Pass: Travel Around Japan on Less Than S$10

This post is written by Nicholas Tse.  Unlimited commute for less than S$10 a day? Banzai! Tourists to Japan, you should be feeling oh-so-special right about now. Made exclusive to foreigners only, the tourist passes on both Hanshin and Hankyu electric railway lines are now available for sale. Whether you are formulating plans to witness cherry blossoms in Osaka or reimagine yourself as a swashbuckling Geisha in historic Kyoto, city hopping in the land of rising sun can be an experience in rising expenditures. But no longer does this hold; at ¥700 for an all-day Hanshin pass, you get...

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