Asia & South Asia

Singapore’s Best Architecture and Food

By Michael Webb | May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Michael Webb visits Singapore to explore its culture, food and architecture.  In its fifty plus years of independence, the city-state of Singapore has transformed itself into an Asian version of Switzerland: prosperous, clean, and meticulously organized. But the vibrant street life of its multi-cultural enclaves–Chinese, Islamic and Indian–still flourishes amid the gleaming towers. Taxis and Uber…

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MYANMAR: On the River from Mandalay

By Jane Adams | Feb 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

‘Can’t you ‘ear their paddles chunkin’ from Rangoon to Mandalay? On the road to Mandalay, Where the flyin’-fishes play, An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ‘crost the Bay! -RUDYARD KIPLING Any list of the world’s great rivers includes the mighty Irrawaddy (aka Ayeyarwady), the backbone and lifeline of the embracing troubled land…

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Revealing Nature in Izu, JAPAN

By Kristina Foster | Dec 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kristina Foster slips out of the city stress and bares it all with the family on a journey to the nature filled landscapes of the Izu Peninsula. The Izu peninsula is a resort area popular for hot springs, statuesque coastlines, and scenic mountains. Located about 60 miles southwest of Tokyo and just two hours by fast…

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Big and Little in JAPAN: Why Tokyo is Good for Kids

By Kristina Foster | Jul 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Shibuya, Tokyo

From cute hedgehog cafes to the giant Pokémon headquarters and the city’s most urban shrine, little travelers can see curious places that are big in Japan.

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George Town, PENANG: Heritage Hotel Capital

By Jane Adams | Jun 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
E&O, George Town, Penang

Penang has been named as the premier 2017 Asian ‘Must See’ destination, singled out its street food and art scene. Jane Adams gives her vote to the island’s capital George Town, for its wonderfully preserved heritage hotel.

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Discover JAPAN’s Private Art Collections

By Jane Adams | Feb 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kurashiki, Japan

Some of Japan’s most enthralling art collections are private, and finding them can prove challenging, especially when directions are in Japanese and nailed to lamp posts. But if you like your Picassos, Van Goghs and Renoirs with a little adventure, be sure to visit these off-grid museums.

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The Essence of BURMA

By Jacki Ueng | Dec 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

One writer explores the Southeast Asian gem of Burma, now that the doors of tourism have been opened and are welcoming visitors.

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On the Waterfront, SHANGHAI

By Jane Adams | Oct 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Mr and Mrs Bund

Cosmopolitan China is epitomised in Shanghai’s Bund riverfront precinct. Jane Adams strolls its boulevards and boardwalk discovering arts, eats and other oriental treats.

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The Dancing Nymphs of Angkor, CAMBODIA

By Will Ottley | Sep 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Will Ottley explores the Buddhist/Hindu temples of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat complex and discovers the wisdom of ancient civilizations, displayed in the treasure trove of temples and monuments left behind.

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INTERVIEW: Hotel Design Guru Alexandra Champalimaud

By Kate Ayrton | Sep 7, 2016 | 13 Comments
Alexandra Champalimaud

The award-winning interior designer specializing in hospitality design talks to us about her current projects, what makes a great hotel, and which properties should definitely be on your travel shortlist.

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wandermelonSunday, August 6th, 2017 at 10:23pm

Hamburg is totally happening! Check out some of Michael Webb's architectural favorites up on the melon this week as he explores HafenCity. #Hamburg #Germany #HafenCity

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Wondering what's big in Japan for kids? Check out Kristina Foster's latest story on the melon: http://www.wandermelon.com/big-and-little-in-japan-why-tokyo-is-good-for-kids/ #japan #tokyoforkids #tokyo

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wandermelon shared Art Of Extraordinary Travel's video.Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 8:52pm

Definitely putting this on my bucket list! 👍

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This restaurant has one of the best views in the world.
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wandermelonSunday, June 25th, 2017 at 3:03pm

Sadly there is a dark side to travel and in Bali the cruel dog meat trade is alive and well, PLEASE SIGN & SHARE and do what you can to end this hideous practice. Knowledge is power and tourism dollars matter a great deal to many of the countries that engage in animal cruelty so don't be fooled by many of the zoos and temples that use animals to lure you in and as a result suffer miserable lives... or worst, as below. Thank you! 🙁

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wandermelonMonday, June 12th, 2017 at 12:22pm

Mexico City is as modern and cool as it gets with great food to boot. Check out Michael Webb's latest story on the melon: http://www.wandermelon.com/mexico-city-urban-vitality/ #MexicoCity #modernarchitecture

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wandermelonSaturday, June 10th, 2017 at 12:30pm

Street art in George Town, the capital of the #Malaysian island of #Penang. Photo by Eugene Choy / Revelation Productions. Read more here http://www.wandermelon.com/georgetown-penang-heritage-hotel-capital/

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