Asia

Somerset Maugham: The Eastern Gentleman

James Newman | May 6, 2019

Somerset Maugham set sail for British Burma in 1923 expecting tigers, pythons, headhunters, and strange exotic fruits; instead, he found a power hierarchy tottering under the weight of self-importance.

Inside the Blue Mansion of Penang

John McMahon | April 26, 2019

Cheong Fatt Tze’s Blue Mansion in Penang – recently garnering fame for its role in Crazy Rich Asians – is a blend of cultures, an architectural curiosity, and a luxury hotel in the heart of George Town.

5 Great Ways to Have High Tea in Asia

Ronan O'Connell | February 15, 2019

It’s a long-time favorite for luxury travelers: high tea in an ultra-luxe hotel. Guests can combine fine dining with snacks and most likely an incredible view. But, there are some hotels that offer something a little bit extra.