Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation, Days Six & Seven

Chaweng is popular with foreign tourists. It is the main drag in Koh Samui, Thailand. The city lacks a modern sewage system.

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The Long Bar at the Shanghai Club Reopens

At the height of Empire, the Shanghai Club took pride of place along the Bund, not far from the old headquarters of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the most imposing stone edifice along the prestigious waterfront strip. Constructed by the British, it was an "old boys' club"  (as the British would say), and the most …

Does Traveling Make You Fat?

Early morning airline flights are such a drag! Michael Taylor hates them so much that he has frequently considered spending the night before departure at an airport hotel so that he could sleep in longer. A company in the United States has put together park, sleep, fly packages that make this an affordable alternative. Many People Put on Weight …

Waldorf Astoria: Shanghai Club Reopens as Five Star Hotel

The former Shanghai Club has been fully restored and will henceforth be known as the Waldorf Astoria Club, the first of two buildings that will comprise the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai. The Waldorf Astoria on the Bund in Shanghai is the first hotel in Asia under Hilton Worldwide’s luxury hotel label, modeled after the legendary Waldorf-Astoria …

Waldorf Astoria: the Long Bar in Shanghai Gets a New Lease of Life

When Richard Nixon visited the Great Wall during his historic visit to China in 1972, he famously commented, “This is a great wall!” You cannot help but wonder what he would have said if he been shown the Long Bar in the Shanghai Club on the Bund in Shanghai. I'm not sure what exactly became …

VIPs Flock to Playboy Club Grand Opening in Macau

The Playboy Club Sands Macao celebrated its grand opening  on Saturday 20 November 2010, throwing open its doors to VIPs and high rollers from Hong Kong and around the region. Jessica Hsuan, Michael Wong, Bonnie Gokson, Terrance Yin, Lisa S, Patricia Cheong, Scott Flanders, CEO, Playboy Enterprises, Inc., and Edward Tracy, President and Chief Operating …

Is Cambodia the New Riviera?

Cambodia’s biggest business conglomerate, The Royal Group, has announced plans to transform the pristine island of Koh Rong  into an eco-resort island set to rival established destinations such as Bali, Koh Samui, and Phuket. It is 30 minutes by speed boat from Preah Sihanouk Province, “Cambodia is conveniently located within two hours of Singapore and …