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Banyan Tree Bangkok, Thailand

Care. It’s the single word that sums up our recent stay at Banyan Tree Bangkok. Arriving mid afternoon, after a long taxi ride that has left me drowsy with all the stopping and starting in Bangkok’s seemingly endless stream of bumper to bumper traffic, my first cont…

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La VIE Creative French Cuisine, Bangkok

Soft tunes elegantly struck on piano keys draw me into La VIE, French Restaurant, VIE Hotel Bangkok MGallery by Sofitel’s creative French cuisine restaurant. Elegantly dressed wait staff see me to my table, and I can’t help but feel swept up in the romance of the s…

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The Peninsula Bangkok, Thailand

You’ll Never Want To Leave The Peninsula Bangkok  Words: Han Sen Hau   Photos: Monica Tindall It’s half past nine on a Saturday night, and I’m but a capricious hotel guest wishing to take a ferry across to the famed Asiatique whose bright lights twinkle like stars r…

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Kom Ba Wa, Contemporary Japanese, Bangkok

Revisiting Decadent Oriental Exoticism at Kom-Ba-Wa Words: Han Sen Hau   Photos: Monica Tindall Marked only by its large glass windows concealed behind trees that filter the amount of sunlight illuminating its ostentatious interior, Kom-Ba-Wa is easily mis…

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Thiptara, The Peninsula, Bangkok

Dining by the River of Kings at Thiptara Han Sen Hau and Monica Tindall It was a Friday night in the city of angels, so naturally its streets would be filled with cherubs and seraphs in their Toyotas and Hondas moving in speeds of I’m-trying-so-hard-not-to-hit-the…

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The Peninsula Spa, The Peninsula Bangkok

Recently named the “No. 1 Hotel Spa in Asia,” The Peninsula Spa at the Peninsula Bangkok sets high expectations. Dedicated its own three-storey wing, the long wooden verandah that leads to the building is lined with hanging purple orchids and greenery. I find my m…