Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia

Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia December 2019

Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia is the regional edition of the world’s biggest—and most trusted—travel magazine brand. Every month, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia inspires its readers to experience stunning adventures; explore cutting-edge hotels, spas, shopping and more; and travel in sensational style, armed with hands-on, up-to-date, accurate and practical travel information. A chic, stylish and authoritative guide for today’s traveler within Asia and beyond, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia is the must-read guide to all that Asia has to offer.

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this month on

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO EAT AT SINGAPORE’S S$450-A-HEAD RESTAURANT? The newly opened Zén easily tops the list of most expensive restaurants in Singapore. We see if it’s worth the hype. BORACAY’S GREEN COMEBACK Boracay is back, cleaner and greener than ever. We return to the island to see if it can preserve its soul along with its shores. EXPLORING TIBET’S KHAM REGION In Kham, everyday life takes on the air of mythology. We find nomadic traditions holding their own against the inflow of modernity. +LOOKOUT A stay at Singapore’s Capitol Kempinski; the hotel that’s helping save Langkawi’s sea cucumbers; taking a dip at Hoshinoya’s newest resort in Taiwan’s hot-spring hub; the latest travel deals; and much more. DOWNLOAD US T+L TABLET EDITIONS Available on iOS, Android, Win 8 and Zinio Desktop Reader. FOLLOW US TWITTER.COM/TRAVLEISUREASIA FACEBOOK.COM/TRAVELLEISUREASIA PINTEREST.COM/TRAVLEISUREASIA INSTAGRAM.COM/TRAVELANDLEISUREASIA KEEP UP WITH US Sign up for our newsletter…

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1 Grace Ma WRITER “Common Ground” Page 48 “Co-living hotels offer stays in efficient and inspiring spaces among people that you’d probably like hanging out with. The new lyf Funan Singapore has funky, generous-sized rooms with en-suite baths and a Masterchef-style kitchen that’s totally #kitchengoals. Another great brand is Hmlet—I love their design-led venues that give a sense of place, especially the latest ones in Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. They’re one of those ahead of the game in going beyond efficient services and amenities to create a sense of community in their buildings.” Instagram: @littlehappyideas. 2 Ron Gluckman WRITER “The Tattooed Tour Guides” Page 41 “I’ve followed the story of former refugees sent ‘back’ from the U.S. to Cambodia since the deportations started; it is shameful how America is forsaking its responsibility to these immigrants who grew up there. I…

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on our watch

The Games One of the most hotly anticipated events of the year, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, takes place from July 24 to August 9. If you’re in Japan you can buy tickets online; the rest of us will need to go through a travel agent. Opening ceremony ducats—if you can get your hands on any—range from ¥12,000 to ¥300,000, though half of the games’ events tickets are priced below ¥8,000. Great Goes Global Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability are some of the driving themes of Expo 2020 Dubai (, which opens on October 20 in the UAE capital. Dubbed The World’s Greatest Show, this 173-day event will feature exhibitions and innovations from 190 countries. One-day tickets are Dhs120; three-day passes cost Dhs260. High Goals Putting the Himalayas on next year’s radar is Visit Nepal 2020…

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editor’s note

WHITTLING DOWN the most noteworthy openings of the year (“Best of 2019,” page 57) is never an easy task but it’s always a joy to see the strides Asia is making in travel. By way of example, did you know that Queensland is now hip? In Bali, there’s edible art, while Hong Kong—despite all the turmoil in the city—continues to wow the palate with unheard-of menus and lists of classic drinks. Not to be outdone, Singapore seems to have adopted the idea that it alone can outpour any other destination when it comes to innovative cocktails. You’ll have to be the judge of that one. On to Vietnam, where diverse new hotels—do you prefer artsy or period pieces?—are working hard to draw every type of traveler. As you will see,…

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reasons to travel now

no. 1 A chic, local-is-best nest in the Byron Bay hinterland. The iconic crack of a native eastern whipbird reverberates through the surrounding rainforest—the first clue that I’ve left civilization. Green valleys fold into the landscape, crumpling all the way to the Pacific Ocean, where a full moon prepares to rise above a misty Cape Byron. With my toes dipped in the magnesium infinity pool, my hand clasped around a glass of sparkling wine, it’s as if I can reach out and touch the easternmost point of Australia. It’s well out of earshot, though. Here in the hinterland outside the buzzy coastal refuge of Byron Bay, the beat of bongos is replaced with the primal hum of nature. Commanding a hillside above the township of Mullumbimby (Mullum to locals), the boundary-pushing Blackbird…

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one with nature

BATHED IN the half-light of 6 a.m., my room takes on an otherworldly aura. A black bowl with two Japanese pears—you know, that fruit too beautiful to eat—that sit atop a carefully folded sheet of white paper is a still life manifest. Beyond it outside is my own Japanese moss garden, where maple trees drip with the last of the overnight autumn rain and a two-meter-high rock wall holds back a steep, forested mountainside. My bed is deeply comfortable but the outdoors beckon. Sliding open the floor-to-ceiling glass doors, I step barefoot onto the moss, sinking into this natural sponge, cool water squeezing around my toes as I inhale the crisp air. Nature. I’ll admit, the rebel in me stirs, thinking this is the last thing I should be doing.…