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In Singapore? Why Not Try the High Tea at Raffles?

In Singapore? Why Not Try the High Tea at Raffles?

Singapore Slings at the Long Bar in Raffles, Singapore’s answer to the soon-to-reopen Ritz Paris, are a rite of passage for anyone visiting Singapore: both the hotel and the drink are older than the nation. But if you’re after a colonial fix while in Singapore, […]

The London List: Hix Soho

The London List: Hix Soho

At the top of a long list of bars and restaurants – most of which I never got to, because London, because friends, because family and because money – that I wanted to visit when back in London was Hix Soho. I’d tried the British […]

The Belgian Monk: The Best Value Pub Lunch in Norwich

The Belgian Monk: The Best Value Pub Lunch in Norwich

Before the Beer Orders of 1989, almost every British pub was tied to a brewery, and British pub food and beer made your average German beer garden seem a pinnacle of culinary variety, craft and innovation. Then the gastropub revolution happened. And, although behemoth chains […]

Food for a Quid: Suzhou Dumplings

Food for a Quid: Suzhou Dumplings

You can’t walk down Pinjiang Lu, the pretty canalside street that’s Suzhou’s tourist central, without stopping at a store selling these gorgeous dumplings. And, with prices starting from a mere 2 kuai (20p) a pop, they’re outstanding candidates for food for a quid. Who couldn’t […]

Don’t Go to Italy Without Trying These Ten Amazing Food Experiences

Don’t Go to Italy Without Trying These Ten Amazing Food Experiences

For many of us, the main purpose of any trip to Italy is food. Yes, we’ll pay homage to temples and sculpture, to churches and galleries, to mountains and lakes, to canals and aqueducts, to walled cities and crumbling palazzos, but much of the time […]

11 Reasons Changi Airport Rocks

11 Reasons Changi Airport Rocks

1. It Has Outdoor Smoking. With Sunflowers. Yes, really. Forget the fug-filled cubicles of lesser airports. At Changi, you can smoke outdoors, and upstairs, either in the sun or sheltered from the rain, looking over banks of sunflowers to watch planes coming and going. 2.There […]

Six of the Best Food Markets in London

Six of the Best Food Markets in London

Whether you’re after scenic, touristy markets with products packed for gifting, or bustling, grimy wholesale markets, there’s nothing quite like exploring food markets to give you an insight into a city. Twenty years ago, you wouldn’t expect to see a London venue figuring on any […]

Merah-Putih: the Best Indonesian Fine Dining in Bali

Merah-Putih: the Best Indonesian Fine Dining in Bali

Indonesian food doesn’t have the best reputation. For all its diversity – and an archipelago with over 17,000 islands, over 700 languages and no fewer than 6 official religions is pretty darn diverse – it doesn’t seem to travel well. There are more Ethiopian restaurants […]

5 Great, Free Things to Do in London

5 Great, Free Things to Do in London

Take a Walk on Hampstead Heath London’s parks are the lungs of the city – and, in summer, they transform conservative Blighty, as office workers strip down to the barest essentials to turn lobster in the sun. From Holland Park to Regents Park, they all […]

Five Ways to Enjoy Coffee

Five Ways to Enjoy Coffee

Cold Brew Cold brew coffee is brewed, well, cold. And, if that’s not enough to love, you can choose it fizzy or foaming. In theory, the brewing reduces acidity and produces a smoother coffee, making it a definite step up from the clichéd café frappé. […]