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Kampung Baru. A Taste Of Village Life In Downtown Kl.

February 21, 2017 Destination ASEAN No Comments

Nestled in a small corner of downtown Kuala Lumpur, Kampung Baru may very well be the last standing village in Malaysia’s largest and most cosmopolitan city.  … Continue Reading

Singapore Achieves Record Tourism Sector Performance in 2016

February 21, 2017 Destination ASEAN No Comments

Both visitor arrivals and tourism receipts exceeded forecasts to hit historical highs in 2016. While visitor arrivals grew by 7.7 per cent to 16.4 million, tourism receipts rose even higher by 13.9 per cent to $24.8 billion1. … Continue Reading

Be Careful What You Wish For Bali. Quantity Over Quality May Bite Tourism To Island Of The Gods

February 21, 2017 Destination ASEAN No Comments

INDONESIA After a very challenging 2015 for Bali, occupancy was up by more than 4% in 2016 bringing a shot of fresh air and hope, but at what cost? Hotels’ enjoyment of solid occupancy across all categories (excluding luxury) was driven by increasing foreign direct arrivals, a slowing in new hotel openings and a further slashing of rates. … Continue Reading

Human Capital Development a “Strategic Pillar” of Mekong Tourism

February 20, 2017 Destination ASEAN No Comments

For the travel & tourism industry to be responsible, sustainable, high-yielding, and inclusive of local communities, it must view human capital development and human resource development as “strategic pillars”, according to Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO). … Continue Reading

VLV Singapore – An All-in-One Lifestyle Destination

February 18, 2017 Destination ASEAN No Comments

Step into the latest crown jewel of Clarke Quay’s entertainment and nightlife district, VLV Singapore, for a night of sublime pleasures — from electrifying dance music to exquisite gastronomical delights. … Continue Reading

Kuala Lumpur’s Eat Streets. Where to experience the City’s Best Malaysian Cuisine.

February 14, 2017 Destination ASEAN No Comments

A rich melting pot of flavours, Malaysian cuisine ranks amongst the most delicious and tastiest in Asia. With a palate underpinned by a wide diversity of influences including Chinese, Indian and Portuguese, not to mention the many spices characteristic of South East Asian food, the country is rightly emerging as a food-lovers’ paradise. … Continue Reading

The Geniuses Of Comedy Make Their Debut At The Singapore Festival Of Fun, Clarke Quay

February 14, 2017 Destination ASEAN No Comments

Back by popular demand, the 4th edition of the Magners Singapore International Comedy Festival (MSICF) is here to leave you in stiches once again. As part of one of the three pillars of fun incorporated into the inaugural Singapore Festival of Fun (11-19 March), … Continue Reading

“Groundbreaking” Tourism Accelerators Accepting Projects in the Mekong Region

February 14, 2017 Destination ASEAN No Comments

The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative has announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier and faster for innovative tourism businesses to get established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. … Continue Reading

Penang’s Habitat Is Well Worth A Visit.

February 7, 2017 Destination ASEAN No Comments

One of South East Asia’s most popular and enchanting destinations, Penang deserves be high on the list of anyone planning a visit to Malaysia.  … Continue Reading

Cambodia: UN experts call for the immediate release of five human rights

February 4, 2017 Destination ASEAN No Comments

Two United Nations human rights experts today called on the Royal Government of Cambodia for the immediate release of five human rights defenders detained in May 2016 on charges relating to assistance lent to a woman who was allegedly pressured by the Anti Corruption Unit to lie about a false allegation. … Continue Reading

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