Shaken not stirred; a refreshing cocktail of white beaches, rum punches and car sickness in St. Lucia

In the middle of the Caribbean, where luxury isn’t too hard to find, sits Saint Lucia. Upon arrival, getting lost in paradise is almost inevitable and certainly advisable, writes Hamish Kilburn… Stranded on a white beach with only my hand luggage and the clothes on my back, I can think of worse ways to spend … More Shaken not stirred; a refreshing cocktail of white beaches, rum punches and car sickness in St. Lucia

Singapore, the world’s only island city-state that welcomes a new perspective…

Singapore first appeared on my design radar when the Marina Bay Sands first opened its impressive doors in April 2010. The now instantly recognisable rooftop infinity pool has dominated the pages of design and lifestyle magazines several times over and is unquestionably a magnificent architectural masterpiece. On top of the Marina Bay Sands looking North … More Singapore, the world’s only island city-state that welcomes a new perspective…

Reviewing the new hotel on the block, the Wyndham Grand Phuket, Kalim Bay

Perched on a hilltop facing south, overlooking Phuket’s Patong Beach, Wyndham Grand Phuket, Kalim Bay’s location was certainly not compromised when designing the foundations of what was said to be ‘a new kind of luxury’ away from the wild nightlife and polluted streets of Patong. Opened recently (December 20, 2016), the hotel offers 214 elegant guestrooms … More Reviewing the new hotel on the block, the Wyndham Grand Phuket, Kalim Bay

Langkawi, Malaysia, lose yourself in natural wonders

There are only a handful of places left in the world that offer sumptuous and undisturbed beaches, captivating forest scenes and magnificent wildlife. Against all odds, Langkawi, a tiny island that kisses the northwest Malaysian coastline, is the travel destination for those who seek unexpected adventure. The hotels that have popped up recently on the … More Langkawi, Malaysia, lose yourself in natural wonders

24 hours in Myanmar – the journey awaits…

Not so long ago, Myanmar (formally known as Burma) was a completely different place politically. It was in a tight-shackled dictatorship but with all great historic events, the people demanded change. Usually with such stories, we expect a detailed account amassing to years worth of hard labour to transform an image and social norms. But … More 24 hours in Myanmar – the journey awaits…

Why the F$#% do we swear so much to explain ourselves?

There is nothing more satisfying than yelling the F-bomb at the top of your lungs in the middle of a bustling city midway through a really rubbish day. Ignoring the dagger stares that reflect off mothers’ faces as they walk their children home from school, it’s the best f-ing therapy ever! Some would argue that … More Why the F$#% do we swear so much to explain ourselves?