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Checking In: Hoshinoya Bali
A half-hour’s drive from Ubud, this serene all-villa resort balances local Indonesian craftsmanship with a sleek Japanese style.
Review: Conrad Bali is Stepping Up Its Game
Holidaymakers bound for Indonesia’s Island of the Gods can look forward to a crop of immersive new guest experiences at this renovated Nus...
The Revival of Sarinah
A dramatic overhaul has breathed new life into an old favorite on Jakarta’s retail scene.
10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand This Year
Ahead of Aotearoa’s imminent reopening to the world, we round up the best new experiences across the island country, from north to south.
Checking In: The Orient Jakarta
An eye-popping design by Bill Bensley underpins the most exciting boutique hotel to debut in the Indonesian capital in recent years.
A Guide to Garut, Indonesia
This highland destination in West Java province has remained off the radar of international travelers in spite of its natural beauty.
Discovering Kyoto with the Four Seasons Hotel
The recently opened property now boasts an array of activities for guests to immerse themselves in the culture of Japan's former capital.
Next Stop: Waisak at Borobudur
Held on May 11 this year, the annual spectacle begins with an afternoon procession of 15,000 from the ancient temple of Mendut.
A First Look at The Silo Hotel
What was once a grain elevator on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront has now been deftly repurposed as an eye-catching boutique hotel.