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Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia

Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia

March 2020

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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1 min.
t+l digital

THIS MONTH ON TRAVELANDLEISUREASIA.COM THIS MIGHT BE BANGKOK’S WILDEST HOTEL SUITE A new set of rooms in a beloved boutique hotel lets you feel the call of the wild in the middle of Bangkok. SNORKELING WITH SHARKS IN THE MALDIVES Beyond the overwater villas and sparkling lagoons, the friendly giants of the Maldives inhabit a paradise of their own. OUR FAVORITE NEW(ISH) BAR OPENINGS From a funky wine spot in Hong Kong to a bar inspired by Indian heritage in Singapore, these hot spots are where you’ll find us drinking now. +LOOKOUT Japan’s Sado Island is a trip back to the country’s golden age; slow life in Bhutan; Macau beyond the neon; the latest travel deals and much more. travelandleisureasia.com 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…

2 min.
contributors

1 Scott A. Woodward PHOTOGRAPHER “The Place Where the Land Runs Forever” Page 92 “The Serengeti is one of the oldest and most important ecosystems on the planet with its weather, flora and fauna staying virtually unchanged for more than one million years. I envisioned having to search to spot animals, but the sheer volume of them on the plains was astounding. On our first morning, we came upon a tower of giraffes. Time seemed to stand still as the sun crested the horizon and we gazed in silence at these statuesque creatures bathed in the day’s first soft light; it was a photographer’s dream.” Instagram: @scottawoodward. 2 Jessica Kozuka WRITER “Game On” Page 78 “Fun fact I learned during my Energizing Tokyo adventure: There’s often a fish-shaped wooden drum in Zen temples called a mokugyo. Apparently, it’s an inside…

1 min.
on our watch

Coming in at No. 2 were the pristine coastlines found in and around Palawan. This part of the Philippines is home to stillundiscovered shores leading to crystal-clear waters, perfect for diving—or anyone’s idea of an idyll. Taking third was sleeper-hit Adelaide, both a great stop on its own for its laid-back vibes and food culture, but also a smart base for exploring Australia’s southern coast, or entry to the outback. Maybe it’s the summer Olympics: Tokyo was rated sixth globally. Once you exhaust your senses trying to explore the endless entertainment options in this buzzing world center, you’re in prime position to dive into the rest of Japan. In the 14th spot overall was Chiang Mai, still the hub for all things creative in Thailand. It’s also a pretty tasty place to visit…

2 min.
editor’s note

YOU KNOW YOU MUST be doing something right when our annual IT List (page 47) comes out and you’ve already been to several of the world’s top hotels, as I have in the past year. Perusing the 73 new and renewed properties that make this year’s cut, you’ll see there’s never been a better time to start spoiling yourself. There’s something for every taste: last year, I had wonderful stays at an off-the-radar 10-room retreat in the Japanese countryside and at a big-budget option in Kyoto. If you’ve never been to Japan, either would be a perfect entrée to the endlessly fascinating country. On the other side of the planet, I escaped Asia last November for the unparalleled experience of a walking safari in the Serengeti with Alex Walker’s Serian (“The…

1 min.
travel + leisure southeast asia

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Christopher Kucway ART DIRECTOR Wannapha Nawayon DEPUTY EDITOR Jeninne Lee-St. John FEATURES EDITOR Bek Van Vliet Owen DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER Veronica Inveen DIGITAL MEDIA ASSISTANT Siree Yaviraj REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS / PHOTOGRAPHERS Cedric Arnold, Kit Yeng Chan, Marco Ferrarese, Duncan Forgan, Jenny Hewett, Lauryn Ishak, Grace Ma, Morgan Ommer, Aaron Joel Santos, Scott A. Woodward, Stephanie Zubiri CHAIRMAN J.S. Uberoi PRESIDENT Egasith Chotpakditrakul PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Rasina Uberoi-Bajaj PUBLISHER Robert Fernhout TRAFFIC MANAGER / DEPUTY DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER Varin Kongmeng SALES DIRECTOR SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA Kin Kamarulzaman SALES DIRECTOR HONG KONG, MACAU, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES Leigha Proctor REGIONAL MANAGER THAILAND, VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, BURMA, MALDIVES Paul Adams CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Gaurav Kumar PRODUCTION MANAGER Nuttha Tangpetch CIRCULATION ASSISTANT Yupadee Saebea TRAVEL+LEISURE (USA) EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jacqueline Gifford SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLISHER Jay Meyer MEREDITH INTERNATIONAL, LICENSING & SYNDICATION (syndication@meredith.com) VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS AFFAIRS Tom Rowland EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LICENSING OPERATIONS Paul Ordonez SENIOR DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Wendy Zhang MANAGER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Nicholas Arnold ASSISTANT MANAGER,…

8 min.
reasons to travel now

no. 1 Festivals galore in Melbourne. AUTUMN DOWN UNDER sees the Aussie cultural capital overflow with things to do. Kicking off the season is Melbourne Fashion Festival (vamff.com.au), from March 4 to 14. Aside from runway shows, there are fashion pop-ups, parties and workshops, the action centered around “the Reb”—the Victorian-era Royal Exhibition Building in the middle of Carlton Gardens. Or rev things up at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix (grandprix.com.au), from March 12 to 15 in Albert Park, with races, EDM parties, and a Robbie Williams concert on the 14th. Next, fatten up for the Antipodean winter at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (melbournefoodandwine.com.au;), from March 19 to 29, based out of the 414-year-old Queen Victoria Market, and with restaurant events scattered all over the city. There’s the…