Upstream, Downstream: Two Travel Startups Taking On Mekong Tourism
These two startups take two very different approaches to Mekong tourism – one fighting plastic waste in Laos, and another opening up Vietnam to digital nomads
Southeast Asia’s Foodie Capitals, Laid Bare
Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore make Bott & Co’s top 50 foodie cities – but no space at all for Penang?
My Anthony Bourdain Moment in Singapore.
For the recently departed Anthony Bourdain, food not only built connections between people, it could challenge power.
Lebuh Kimberley: Eating Late Night Street Food in Penang, Malaysia
Penang’s Lebuh Kimberley and its authentic Malaysian street food attracts plenty of foodie fans after dark
Dining at Nasi Kandar Line Clear in Penang, Malaysia
Line Clear Nasi Kandar serves its namesake curry dish from an alley in Penang, Malaysia: ask for beef, chicken or mutton, and order it “kuah banjir” (flooded) with curry!
The Surprisingly Modern Upside of Bangkok’s Historic River District
How the streamlined modernity of the Avani Riverside Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand works with the grain of local tradition, not against it
Hard Day’s Night
How Manila’s call-center workers have altered the city’s after-dark landscape. Originally published in Tiger Tales magazine.
Return of the Speakeasy.
Shh, these Manila speakeasies only open their doors to drinkers in the know. Originally published in Eight Magazine, 2016.
How the Peranakan Melds Chinese and Southeast Asia Culture
The Peranakan culture in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore successfully unites indigenous and Chinese cultures, creating something altogether different.
A Day to Night Tour of Penang, Malaysia’s Diverse Food Scene
The street food scene in Penang, Malaysia goes on 24 hours a day, and is so diverse that you need an experienced food guide to get you through!