Glasgow rising

Indeed Scotland’s scenic highlands are spectacular, and there are countless bonny banks, monster-filled lochs, ancient castles and, yes, sheep. However, I quickly learned it offers much more than green hills, single-malt Scotch whisky and rich history. I also discovered Scotland’s best-kept secret: Glasgow. Glasgow rising Home to more than a half-million citizens, Glasgow is a…

Singapore: Oriental Reveries in Time

The renowned Singaporean poet Alvin Pang once described the half-fish half-lion national mascot, Merlion in the following way: “Even though there are more websites on you than verses, even though you evoke cameras more than pride, postcards more than praise, still you seem to have a face poets love to woo”. The same could easily have been written about the city’s paragon of a luxury hotel, the Mandarin Oriental. Designed by John Portman, this local variation of the lady’s fan is a virtual theatre where Singapore itself takes center stage.

Wow Macau

It’s a magical place, an exciting world of luxurious hotels, superb dining, premier attractions and so much more! No, I am not talking about Disneyland but this unique place called: MACAU! Macau… even its name is full of mysteries and touched by certain magic.

The Excelsior Hotel

Hong Kong has long been one of the top destinations for travelers seeking luxury. But what they see isn’t always what they get…unless, that is, they know where to go. Experienced travelers to this former British colony head for the Excelsior Hotel, a member of the Mandarin Oriental Group.