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Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia March 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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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media Transasia Thailand Limited
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shizuoka dreaming

THERE ARE FEW THINGS MORE ROMANTIC than a roadtrip. The sense of exploration, charting your own course together, sharing a unique adventure determined only by the two of you—it brings a couple closer together. And when you do it in one of the most romantic settings on earth, oh the memories! Sitting pretty between Tokyo and Osaka, Shizuoka is teeming with bountiful produce, beautiful flowers, fresh seafood. This coastal region is famous for hot springs, its rolling tea plantations that produce the most green tea of any region, and its wonderful wasabi—Japan’s wasabi cultivation started here. Everyone knows the superstar of the region is mystical Mt. Fuji, but a lesser known secret is its glorious early-bloom sakura: kawazu sakura draws savvy visitors as soon as February to celebrate the pink blossoms. From…

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live the suite life at sands resorts macao

Isn’t it wonderful when your only problem with planning is being spoiled for choice? A fabulous, diverse, fully integrated complex, Sands Resorts Macao offers access to more than 850 duty-free shops, 150 restaurants and a host of entertainment under one roof—including some of the world’s biggest music acts. Wellness centers that just invite luxuriating include the award-winning Le SPA’tique; restaurants whetting our palates include Chiado by contemporary Portuguese celebrity chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, and the Michelin-starred Indian restaurant, The Golden Peacock. All of which make for an unforgettable stay, even before you decide that your rest would be best spent in a new, luxuriously appointed suite at one of the world-class hotels. Yes, there’s a broad range of suites at The Parisian Macao; The Venetian Macao; Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai…

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t+l digital

THIS MONTH ON TRAVELANDLEISUREASIA.COM SYDNEY’S HOTEL BOOM From charming boutiques to big-name five-stars, an array of top-flight new stays will ensconse you in the hottest neighborhoods of Australia’s most famous city. VIETNAM THROUGH THE LENS An intrepid photographer looks back on years of traveling through and living in the diverse, ever-changing landscapes of Vietnam. 12 BUCKET LIST– WORTHY RESORTS IN THE MALDIVES Stunning new getaways that up the ante and provide the perfect excuse to run away to a dreamy Maldivian isle. 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 for monthly highlights and offers from T+L Southeast Asia. TANDL.ASIA/NEWSLETTER CONTACT US TLEDITOR@MEDIATRANSASIA.COM LOOKOUT Canggu is the Bali of your dreams; India has some truly amazing street art; how to make the most of your long layover; a luxe…

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contributors

1 Scott Woodward PHOTOGRAPHER “Higher Ground” Page 35 —“Rosewood Bangkok is like a private manor: sophisticated, exclusive and intimate. My favorite location is Moon Gate at the entrance to the modern Chinese restaurant, Nan Bei. This circular wooden portal looks into a glass-enclosed atrium filled with 1,600 lights and 600 suspended golden magpies, and was inspired by the Chinese tale of the Weaver Girl and the Cowherd,” he says. “Fashion shoots bring together so many different creative partners—the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts, and this cooperative spirit is one of the things that I love most about my job.” Instagram: @iamscottawoodward. 2 Shamilee Vellu WRITER “Style Your Stay” Page 59 We asked our writers for their favorite family, millennial, business and romantic hotels in the region. “The challenge was keeping to three…

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on our watch

You may want to check you’ve packed your noise-canceling headphones on your next trip to Bali. This year, Garuda Indonesia announced a series of ad-hoc live acoustic sessions on board its Jakarta to Denpasar flights. Aiming to attract a more millennial crowd, the in-flight concerts will be performed by up-and-coming young Indonesian musicians. Though the sets last just 10 to 15 minutes, the idea was largely criticized by Garuda’s fans, who felt the forced concerts would be an invasion of their personal time—and ears. Surprisingly, this concept is not new. Here are a few more in-flight jam sessions that have made airwaves in the past. American Airlines was a pioneer in promoting live music high in the sky—in 1971 the company installed a piano bar in every plane’s coach lounge. British band Jamiroquai…

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editor’s note

WELCOME TO OUR 2019 HOTELS ISSUE, let me take your bag. You’ll need to have a seat so we can fill you in on all that is new around Asia, and there is a lot. Long gone are the days where a hotel or a resort is only a place to lay your weary head. In some instances around the region, the address is the destination for a long weekend. Think about it: a beyond-comfortable room; more than one great place to eat; a fitness center with steam rooms, Jacuzzis and a great pool; and a world-class spa. You can check in and, yes, never leave. Central to this month’s issue are the best new hotels on the planet, including a few stellar entries from Asia. “The It List 2019” (page…

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