Category Archives: East & Southeast Asia

Hotel Review: Conrad Centennial Singapore

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a one night-stay in Singapore in one of the Conrad Centennial Singapore’s Executive Twin rooms. Rarely have I stayed at a hotel where nearly everything was enjoyable.  By and large, I’d … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Raffles Jakarta, Indonesia

Disclaimer: In exchange for a one night’s stay in the Raffles Room with dinner at the Raffles Jakarta, I am writing this review. My colleague was interested in visiting the Indonesian megalopolis, so as a former resident, I was glad … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Hotel Nikko Bangkok, Thailand

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a stay in Bangkok, Thailand in one of the Hotel Nikko’s Premier Corner rooms. Though I’ve visited Bangkok many times, I haven’t changed the location of the hotel much.  Generally, I … Continue reading

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Bangkok, Thailand’s King Power Mahanakhon Observation Deck and Skywalk

A skyscraper owned by a duty free company with an observation deck, to boot?  This, I’ve got to see… Yes, on previous visits to Bangkok, Thailand I had been tracking the construction of this modern landmark, better known as King … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a stay in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia in one of the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s City View Rooms. Four Seasons Place, located adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in … Continue reading

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Chinese Street Food: Bingtanghulu (冰糖葫芦)

China might not be one of the first twenty countries you think of when you want something sweet, so I’ll give you a couple of delicious options for starters.   And now, it’s time for a third. Have you ever wanted … Continue reading

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Manado, Indonesia’s Tinutuan

Working in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, had been an incredible eye-opener to the (understatement of the year) diverse world of Indonesian food.  Specifically, I’m referring to makanan Manado, or food from the mostly Catholic city of Manado on the island of … Continue reading

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