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Express Yourself

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Duncan Forgan dons his blazer and discovers the most enjoyable way to travel from Singapore to Bangkok, on Asia’s answer to the Orient-Express.

Impeccable Tastes

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Bangkok’s fine dining scene has emerged from the pandemic bloodied but unbowed. Here are some of the newer tables you might want to check out on your next visit to Thailand’s capital.

Chinatown in Your Hands

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Fantastic food, atmospheric markets, and a clutch of hip new venues make one of Bangkok’s oldest enclaves a joy to discover.

On the Water’s Edge

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Bangkok’s canals may be quieter than in the days of the city’s heyday as the ‘Venice of the East’ but they are still ripe for exploration by boat.

Java Script

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Duncan Forgan’s interest is peaked as he discovers an activity at the height of fashion: scaling Indonesia’s mountains.

Coast with the Most

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The eastern seaboard of the UAE abounds with scenic splendor, cultural weight and some of the best beaches in the area. Duncan Forgan takes his bucket and spade.

The Force of Pho

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Hanoi’s beloved beef noodle soup has evolved from its mystery-shrouded origins to become a potent symbol of nationhood. Duncan Forgan takes stock of its elevated status in Vietnam’s capital.

Myths and Bliss

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There’s are more layers to Langkawi — one of Malaysia’s most visually stunning island destinations — than meets the eye

Fight Club

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A centuries-old martial art, Muay Thai is known for its grace and power. Duncan Forgan gets to grips with Thailand’s national pastime

Dhow and Zen

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Projecting into the Strait of Hormuz and indented by fjord-like inlets called khors, Oman’s remote Musandam Peninsula is one of the best places in the Middle East to kick back on a boat. By Duncan Forgan

The central ingredient

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Overshadowed by near neighbors Hue and Hoi An in the past, Danang has some of Vietnam’s most legitimate culinary credentials

Phuket Confidential

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Thailand’s biggest island is no stranger to tourism, but it remains full of intriguing discoveries. Duncan Forgan revs up his motorbike to uncover some of Phuket’s hidden secrets