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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.

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.

Hidden Kuala Lumpur

Remote Lands | February 25, 2016

Malaysia’s bustling capital is a rich melting pot of flavors, smells and sights thanks to the complex tapestry woven by it inhabitants and their history.