Golf Tourism Grows in Southeast Asia

A leading Southeast Asian golf tour operator has reported a 23% increase in turnover for the 12-month period ending last month. The boost in golf holiday traffic runs counter to the largely sluggish demand in global tourism. It also belies the negative travel perceptions prompted by Thailand's ongoing political disquiet. Bangkok-based Golfasian has expanded its …

India by Private Jet

As the world's second most populous country, India has a civilization dating back to 3,200 BC, when the religion of Hinduism was founded. Several other religions – from Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism, now coexist in the land, which is noted for its geographical as well as its cultural and religious diversity. …

Pearl River Delta’s Top Eateries

It was standing room only as the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2010 was previewed to press at the Four Seasons Hotel which is, according to the guide, the most comfortable hostelry in town. Two of the hotel's F&B outlets – Lung King Heen, which serves Cantonese cuisine, and Caprice, which serves French – received …

Pairing Chinese Cuisine with Fine Wines

There is a common perception among foodies that fine wines and Chinese food don't mix. While it is true that at most meals the Chinese drink one of the country's many different types of tea, many Chinese people do frequently like to imbibe alcoholic beverages with their meals – especially when dining with friends and …

Chinese Cuisine and Wine – 3 Sure Bets

One of the challenges of pairing fine wines with Chinese cuisine is that unless you are dining alone, several dishes will be served, and they can range from sweet and sour to pungent and savoury to spicy and oily. Since dishes arrive one by one, one approach is to break open a new bottle with …

Pairing Cantonese Cuisine with Fine Wines

I have never understood why – when I order a glass of red wine at some of Hong Kong's more stylish hotel dining rooms – my teacup is mysteriously lifted from my midst just as my wine arrived. Isn't tea, to Asian diners, what water is to Western diners? I've never had my water glass …

Pairing Sichuanese Cuisine with Fine Wines

Sichuan is home of one of China's legendary Eight Great Cuisines. Because of the province's heat and humidity, lots of innovative preservation methods were developed in the days before refrigeration and air conditioning. Included are drying, pickeling, salting and smoking. Sichuanese cuisine is noted for its pungency and oilness. Flavours range from sweet and spicy …

Pairing Shanghese Food with Fine Wines

How to Match Shanghainese Food with Fine Wine Shanghai is China's largest city. At the mouth of the Yangtze River, it is also the country's most important port. During the 1920s and 30s, it was one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, referred to as the Paris of the East. Interestingly, Shanghai does not really …