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Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia October 2018

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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modern city living

A gateway to the exotic cultural charms Thailand’s capital, the award-winning NOVOTEL BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT 20 provides easy access to a wonderland of local markets, fine restaurants and adventurous nightlife. Back at the hotel, guests are treated to complete comfort and convenience in vibrant rooms with splendid city views. Leisure facilities are equally as welcoming, whether indulging in a signature treatment at Urban Retreat Spa or spending an afternoon under the sun at the infinity pool. Food Exchange and Gourmet Bar excel at casual dining that’s also fun, with a wide variety of Thai and international cuisine featuring natural and organic produce. At Sky On 20 rooftop lounge, drinks and tapas are served with panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline.Novotel Suites Hanoi - VietnamNovotel Yangon Max - MyanmarNovotel Suites Hanoi is…

a taste of kuala lumpur

Chef Junious Dickerson.Interiors at Yun House.A blend of Asian cuisine at Curate.Modern Kuala Lumpur, while remaining a blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures, also melds the traditional with the modern, nowhere moreso than at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur. And one of the most satisfying routes to enjoy each of these cultures is through cuisine. That’s where the hotel doubles as a microcosm of the city itself.Executive chef Junious Dickerson says this blending of cultures is most evident at Curate Restaurant. Start with a selection of Malay specialties like Nasi Lemak and Chili Prawns, which will liven up your tastebuds with a flavourful combination that includes coconut milk and sambal. Then why not celebrate the Chinese heritage found throughout the city by building your own noodle bowl, where you…

t+l digital

THIS MONTH ON TRAVELANDLEISUREASIA.COM(AARON JOEL SANTOS)KOLKATA IS FOR LOVERS OF LITERATUREThree top scribes from the capital of West Bengal show why this culturally rich Indian city is the ultimate destination for bibliophiles.(MORGAN OMMER)SAILING THE MIGHTY MEKONG DELTAEmbark on an epic voyage through the lush heart of southern Vietnam with this five-star cruise that explores the diverse waterways.(LEIGH GRIFFITHS)ISLAND-HOPPING ACROSS PALAWAN IN THE PHILIPPINESThe verdant islands off El Nido and Coron remain so pristine you might be tempted to wonder if you’re dreaming.LOOKOUTA stylish new hotel comes to Phnom Penh; find diverse eats and rich heritage in Sabah’s second city, Sandakan; the latest travel deals; and much more. travelandleisureasia.comDOWNLOAD UST+L TABLET EDITIONSAvailable on iOS, Android, Win 8 and Zinio Desktop Reader.FOLLOW USTWITTER.COM/TRAVLEISUREASIAFACEBOOK.COM/TRAVELLEISUREASIAPINTEREST.COM/TRAVLEISUREASIAINSTAGRAM.COM/TRAVELANDLEISUREASIAKEEP UP WITH USSign up for our newsletter for monthly…


(COURTESY OF CONLA STOKES)1 Connla StokesWRITER“Cross the Bridge” Page 38Since his initial trip to the Saigon suburb 11 years ago, Stokes was inspired by how the district has matured. “I love how Thao Dien has become a much more diverse neighborhood in such a short space of time with people of all ages and nationalities now hanging out together in a host of eclectic spaces.” Despite new spots continually emerging, Stokes says the recent expansion of Soma Art Café is a game-changer: “They can now accommodate live music shows and various dance events in the evening. And from what I’ve heard there’s much more to come.” Instagram: connla_stokes_saigon.(COURTESY OF MORGAN OMMER)2 Morgan OmmerPHOTOGRAPHER“Cross the Bridge” Page 38The Saigon-based photographer first visited Thao Dien with his grandmother in 1975. “She had…

the conversation

On our watchAs travel writers, we are always looking for expressive ways to describe the beautiful resorts, sights and landscapes we encounter on the job. But as new and obscure travel trends continue to emerge, sometimes it’s just easier to make up a new word. While we at T+L tend to avoid the portmanteau buzzwords, here are some we’ve come across that have given us a giggle.Cinetourist“CINEMA + TOURIST”A traveler who visits a destination because their favorite movie or soap was filmed there. We’re looking at you, K-drama addicts.Touron“TOURIST + MORON”We’ve all encountered a few of these on our travels…Nacation“NAKED + VACATION”Heralds the trend of holidaying in the nude. Pack lots of SPF50+.Fakeoff“FAKE + TAKEOFF”When you’re hustled on board the plane on time, but leave the tarmac late anyway.Bleisure“BUSINESS +…

editor’s note

Clear waters and arbutus trees In British Columbia. (CHRISTOPHER KUCWAY)AS WE STROLLED down a one-lane road, the beach came into sharp focus through a cluster of palm trees. Enshrouded by tropical forest, the horseshoe-shaped Hiriketiya Bay appeared almost as a dream; a secluded corner of Sri Lanka where you could—scrap that—should easily spend a week. This was my fourth visit to serendipity, but my first venture along the south coast of this nation that offers so much. As with other journeys in this month’s issue, yes, mine was a dream trip. There’s an electric vibe in the south of Sri Lanka these days (“Tropical Chill,” page 80), where the surprises come in small pockets and pop like nowhere else in Asia.That urge to visit places more than once strikes us…