5 outrageous experiences to try at least once in your lifetime

Off-White™ launched its first “HOME” collection – and it’s our interior goals

Creative director Virgil Abloh’s foray into designing for the living space will entail three self-explanatory categories: “CERAMICS”, “BED” and “BATH”. (swipe left for more) Off-White has just debuted its first…

3 trails to walk the road less traveled through Japan

Wayfaring may well be the modern traveler’s window to an ancient experience through rural land, steeped in history and culture. Arguably the best way to discover foreign land is on…

Inside Cristiano Ronaldo’s $1.6 million Spanish villa, next door to Conor McGregor

Whatever he plans to do at his new pad, we can imagine it will live up to his generous paycheck. As the second highest paid athlete in the world with…

5 things to look forward to at Lexis Hibiscus 2, coming in 2024

This resort development is set to break records and create experiences you won’t find anywhere else in the country, including a restaurant in an aquarium. Did you know that we have…

citizenM is building a generation of mobile citizens with its global hotels

This is what it’s like to eat, drink, work, play and live as a mobile citizen, according to citizenM. Following the influx of new luxury hotels in KL last year…

7 reasons to add Western Australia to your travel bucket list

For one, you can meet and take a selfie with the happiest animal in the world at Rottnest Island. Being an island continent and the sixth largest country in the…

This is how hotels get their 5-star ratings in Malaysia

In Malaysia, the rating system is set by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture based on six criteria. We break it down to the essentials you need to know.…

Review: The Kasturi is an idyllic escape for the art of doing nothing and everything

Those seeking a slice of luxury and privacy without the need for 101 facilities you probably won’t use will find a sweet spot in The Kasturi. It’s not difficult to…

This is how you live like a Crazy Rich Asian at KEN Bangsar

From its commodious units to its hotel-standard services, KEN Bangsar is a space fitting of the crazy rich parties and lifestyle portrayed in the film. Remember Crazy Rich Asian’s scenes…

Tony Stark’s cabin from Avengers: Endgame is now listed for rent on Airbnb

Just because you are not Iron Man, doesn’t mean you can’t live momentarily as your favourite Avengers member. Here is another Avengers’ travel destination for your bucket list. Marvel fans…

Japan’s newest luxury train journeys into roads less known

The new luxury train will take you through Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four fundamental islands. After introducing to the world luxe trains with the theme of Kyoto homes and…

How to get inside the world’s first 360-degree infinity pool in London

Since there are no stairs on the outside of the pool, the only logical way in is from under – here’s how it works. Infinity pools never get old… but…

Explore the Great Barrier Reef in Uber’s new submarine ride, scUber

For US$2,000 you can now see the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet. Want to get up close to the Great Barrier Reef? Just call for a scUber! Uber is…

10 most Instagram-worthy sceneries in Kuala Lumpur

Get your phones out as you go around Kuala Lumpur to get the best shots the city has to offer. Noting the race to have most envy-worthy Instagram feed amongst travel…

A one-off Game of Thrones cruise for the die hard fan

The cruise only has limited space for 38 pax! Game of Thrones just wrapped up its final series, leaving its fans with bad withdrawal. But, we just heard that Cruise…

Travel through Canada’s Rocky Mountains in this rail holiday of a lifetime

Who can resist the majestic mountain views with a side of gourmet meals? There is a timeless, romantic charm to railway travels. Combine the breath-taking views of Canada’s Rocky Mountain…

Remembering I.M. Pei: 10 of his most iconic buildings

He may be gone, but his designs will live on for centuries. The world lost one of its greatest minds last week with the passing of Modernist architect I.M. Pei…

Inside the most expensive private resort: Banwa Private Island

It is dubbed to be a ‘private world where time stands still’ and we couldn’t agree more. The world’s most expensive private resort has finally opened its doors and it…

Costa Venezia: A shopping haven cruising the seven seas

Calling all shopaholics, there is an 8,000 square feet of retail space amid a 2-deck Venetian-style shopping pavilion for you to shop your hearts out. Italy’s largest tourism group and Europe’s…

24 hours in Marina ParkCity, Miri, Sarawak

We’ve put together a day’s itinerary of the best things the township has to offer for your next trip East. East Malaysia is well-known throughout the region for its natural…

5 Avengers film locations that make great travel locations

One of it is known to be the 8th wonder of the world. Thanos’ snap may have obliterated half of all life in the universe, but it left pristine landscapes…

Marriott International is launching a home rental platform to rival Airbnb

The world’s largest hotel group is gearing up to enter the home rental scene with the debut of a division it calls Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Not long…

Marc Jacobs has listed his New York townhouse for US$16 million

It has been a busy spring for Marc Jacobs. Marc Jacobs has had a busy spring. Just a few weeks since he got hitched to his long-time boyfriend Char Defrancesco, the…

So that’s how Kim Kardashian’s minimalist basin-less sink works

How does the water flow into the drain? Are they even functional or just for show? If you have watched the latest episode of Vogue’s 73 Questions, you may have…

Museo Salvatore Ferragamo explores alternative materials in Sustainable Thinking exhibition

Ferragamo Creations has also reinterpreted five iconic shoes from the brand’s sustainable fashion archives, including the Rainbow Future sandals. In the midst of efforts to promote sustainability in the fashion…

More than US$1.1 billion has been pledged to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral

L’Oreal and Disney join the Kering Group and LVMH in pledging funds to help rebuild the iconic landmark. On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the world woke up to the news…

Everything to know about the new RM5.2 billion Jewel Changi Airport

It features more than 280 stores sprawled across 10 stories totalling 135,700-square metres and connects three out of four existing Changi terminals. Singapore’s Changi Airport has remained the undefeated champion…

7 luxe eco-friendly hotels and resorts around Malaysia

These seven luxury hotels and resorts in Malaysia incorporate green policies to minimise environmental consequences without compromising on guest experience. As much as we all love a luxurious retreat, luxury…

6 resorts to explore underrated Sabah, from forest to beachside

From pristine beaches to majestic rainforests, Sabah has it all. Amongst the perks of being in a tropical country includes the endless list of exotic destinations to pick from. Sabah…

6 underwater hotels for a getaway in the aquatic world

Sleep, dine or even party with the fishes, literally. The underwater view is not only for Captain Ahab and his nemesis Moby Dick, thanks to the development in the realm…

A Night In: The newly revamped Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Here’s what to expect at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur following a multimillion-dollar facelift. After 22 years of establishing its roots in Malaysia, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel relaunched in January,…

7 must-visit dining spots in Sydney for an unusual (and Instagrammable) meal

Think dishes like sashimi pizza and neon-blue spirulina tagliatelle. When speaking of Australia’s culinary capital, Melbourne is often the first city that comes to mind thanks to its established café…

Surprise! Taiping is the world’s third most sustainable city

The quaint and quiet Taiping is recognised as among the world’s most sustainable cities. Perak’s second-largest town, Taiping, is known for its lush greenery and serene lake. Despite the abundance…

Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics will have a sakura torch

Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms shape the torch for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The ephemeral cherry blossoms or ‘sakura’ will be blooming on the iconic torch for the…

The Dark Lord has risen at Universal Studios Hollywood

Muggles, beware! He Who Must Not Be Named is back! Those who lean towards the dark arts, do not be alarmed if the Dark Mark on your arm has started…

6 Asian destinations beyond Japan to enjoy cherry blossoms

From China to Thailand, there are plenty of places to go to for the cherry blossom season. Cherry blossoms in Japan are a huge deal. It marks peak tourist season,…

Prada’s famed Marchesi 1824 bakery is coming to London’s Mayfair

The Prada Group sure knows how to entice the sweet-tooth as much as the next fashionista, alright. Gucci has the Gucci Osteria. Tiffany & Co. has the Blue Box Café.…

Pablo Escobar’s former hideout is up for sale for US$15.9 million

The drug lord’s mansion was demolished in 1993, but the lot is now on the market, minus traces of cocaine and crime. If you are a fan of Narcos, this…

The top 10 beaches in the world for your dream tropical getaway

Two from the list are in Southeast Asia. Pristine waters that stretch miles beyond the horizon. Sandy shores that feel like fine cotton beneath your feet. Untouched surroundings that prove…

6 luxurious yoga retreats to find your zen

Stretch to the views of lush greenery at a plantation or while feeling the sea breeze from the deep, blue Aegean Sea, these places have them all. Every now and…

Marriott Bonvoy gives twice as much in its first global promotion

We did a double take when we saw this. Who does not like loyalty programmes that give back for each dollar spent, and this gives twice as much! We could…

You’ll want to spend a night in these 6 most luxurious suites in the world

While money may not buy you happiness, it can get you one night in these suites to live like royalty If money is no objection, the world is at your…

British Airways’ First Class is taking off with afternoon tea and 400-thread count bedding

Flying in the First Cabin of British Airways is not much different from spending a night at a five-star British hotel. As much as travelling to far-off destinations is at…

Get a glimpse of what Disney’s new and biggest Star Wars land will look like

From a galaxy far, far away, Disney brings ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’, possibly the largest single-themed land in Disneyland park. Star Wars fans, rejoice! You will soon get to live…

5 luxurious private islands for your next summer break

 Why not have an island to yourself, at least for a bit? The recent opening of Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island got us wondering if there were other luxurious private…

Biggest collection of duplexes in Singapore is coming to Marina Bay Sands

The Shoppes is set to welcome Philipp Plein, Gianvito Rossi, Delvaux and many more luxury brands The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands has capped its most successful year ever, breaking…

‘Reel’ travel locations for every movie lover’s bucket list

Here’s where to party like a Crazy Rich Asian or take on a covet mission ala Mission: Impossible. The 91st Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, will be happening…

Live like Willy Wonka in this French cottage made entirely out of chocolate

Everything from its walls, roofs and windows to its fireplace, bookcase and duckpond is made from the decadent treat! Anyone who has ever grown up reading or watching Charlie and…

5 outrageous experiences to try at least once in your lifetime

Dive to the Titanic and dine on its last menu or sleep by the Great Wall of China – now that’s a nice story to tell over dinner. Who says…

Inside Elon Musk’s former LA home, now on sale for $4.5 million

Here’s a look inside the 3,000 square foot real estate. Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk’s former Los Angeles home has just been listed on the market for $4.5…

Take on the mountains of the Andes in style with the Belmond Andean Explorer

Witness the snow-capped mountains and woolly-coated alpacas of the Peruvian Andes, while relaxing and dining in style. The Belmond Andean Explorer brings the dream of weaving through the Peruvian Andes…

Dreams do come true, in Disney’s $12,000 World of Dreams tour for VIP fans

For those who had the childhood dream of a visit to Cinderella’s castle, that may just come true thanks to Disney World’s latest VIP experience,  the World of Dream tour.…

This is what it looks like to live in a green township like KEN Rimba

We stepped inside one of the residences within the township, KEN Rimba Condominium 1, for a better understanding of sustainable living. As much as going green is a laudable effort,…

9 favourite holiday destinations of the rich and famous

Fancy private yachts, 5-star suites and multimillion-dollar holiday homes are just some of the things that draw these A-listers to these covetable spots. A new year calls for new beginnings,…

How Singapore Airlines pioneered the world’s longest non-stop flight

A first-of-its-kind specially commissioned Airbus with a Rolls-Royce engine capable of flying 9,700 nautical miles non-stop is only the tip of the iceberg. Singapore Airlines (SIA) is back on the…

Review: Aloft Langkawi Pantai Tengah is bringing the fun back to Langkawi

It  is a whole lot of fun, serviced by top notch amenities and young, dynamic staff, jazzed up with bold style. The tale of Aloft Hotels is an inspirational one.…

9 must-visit places in Sri Lanka, Lonely Planet’s No. 1 Travel Destination in the World

Pristine beaches, glorious mountains and ancient temples are among the sights and wonders to behold at Sri Lanka – here’s our full list to include in your travel itinerary. Picture…

LVMH is buying luxury hotel group Belmond for $3.2billion. Why?

This acquisition is LVMH’s biggest since it took full control of Christian Dior for more than $7 billion last year. French luxury behemoth Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), has announced…

These are the ornaments we really want on our Christmas tree

From Louis Vuitton monogram flowers to Swarovski-adorned snowflakes. Baubles, bells and boas; Santa, snowflakes and stars. These are some of the common ornaments to garnish the Christmas trees occupying many…

Exclusive: W Kuala Lumpur goes on a road trip to take over W Singapore

Here’s an exclusive look at how they came, saw and conquered – all while staying true to the brand’s four key passion points: design, music, fashion and fuel. They say…

7 magical places around the globe to celebrate the year-end festivities

Here are seven wonderfully magical places around the world to celebrate the year-end festivities and ring in 2019 your nearest and dearest. It’s that time of the year again. The…

Take a virtual tour of Scarlet Lady, Richard Branson’s first all-adult ship

Its maiden voyage will be from Port Miami to the Caribbean. He first took over the skies with Virgin Airlines, and now, Richard Branson is ready to take on the…

First Scoop: Alila Bangsar grand opening

28 September, 2018 Alila Bangsar @ The Establishment Alila Bangsar grand opening (swipe left for more) Alila Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur officially celebrated its launch last September, making the first Alila…

Review: The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat heals with 400 million-year-old nature

Amidst hundred million-year-old caves and geothermal hotsprings, abundance and seclusion of nature work hand in hand to refresh, rejuvenate and renew all the senses. As a holiday destination, Malaysia isn’t…

3 reasons why Art of Tree’s showroom is not your typical furniture store

Whether you’re looking to furnish your home or redecorate an office space, here are three reasons why Art of Tree’s showroom is worth a visit. You’ve heard the story of…

The most Instagram-worthy places to see the Jacaranda blossoms in Sydney

Over 2000 Jacaranda trees line the city parks and streets, blooming from mid-October before peaking in mid-November. Canada is known for its Tulip Festival in May and Japan is known…

Introducing The RuMa: KL’s upcoming bespoke luxury hotel rooted in ‘hostmanship’

Think of it as an open house (the kind we enjoy every festive season) hosted by General Manager Guido Farina, but at a much larger scale and uncompromised standards of…

How to solve your luggage woes while bringing back more from travels

Subrata Dutta from Samsonite shares what to look out for when picking a trusty travel companion – and it looks like Ronaldo is already in on this secret. Subrata Dutta…

Keep up with your wellness goals at sea on board Oceania Cruises

Ready for total mind-body rejuvenation? Working out while traveling can be tricky. On one hand, we should really make up for all that extra indulgences, but on the other, there…

Pangkor Laut Resort – uncompromised privacy on an island of its own

As much as it is billed as a romantic destination, it is just as idyllic for the single person looking for a slice of personal paradise. Luxury comes in many…

First look inside W Kuala Lumpur with general manager Christian Metzner

“We’re very colourful and loud – it’s all about music, design, fashion and fuel.” New hotels have opened left, right and centre in Kuala Lumpur in recent months – perhaps…

8 most impressive first-class cabins in the world

This encompasses more than just cabin space and amenity kits. Long-haul travellers can definitely appreciate exclusive airport lounges, well-equipped airports and sumptuous in-flight dining. But what makes the travelling experience…

Tanjong Jara Resort – surrounded by nature, steeped in tradition

Hidden away in a small village begetting its name on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, the resort affords a mirror to the timeless local heritage through and through. When…

5 innovative solutions to make your home “smarter”

Think security systems that alert you when your children’s nanny or dog-walker comes over and glass windows that tint based on preset heat settings and conditions. There are Hermès and Gucci…

The Majestic Malacca – a window to fascinating past and colourful present

Immerse yourself the confluence of old and new, and you may just leave this city almost as invested in its charm as a native. The Majestic Malacca‘s rich tapestry of…

15 international festivals to celebrate summer with music, arts and culture

Rediscover your love for jazz, explore the galaxy through immersive artworks, or dance to the world’s best music at one of these festivals. Summertime is probably the favourite time of…

What to expect at the V&A Museum’s largest Christian Dior exhibition

Dubbed “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams”, it is set to be the museum’s most comprehensive fashion exhibition since Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in 2015. Listen up Christian Dior devotees, you’ll…

Inside luxury Shiki-shima train, where fresh perspectives of Japan bloom

If you want to get somewhere, you fly – but if it’s the journey you’re after, you get on a train. Experiencing fields, skies, and coasts from the comfort of…

Plan your next Seriously Special adventure with this new coffee table book

Seriously Special – The Experiences compiles Scott Dunn’s travel expertise with exclusive itineraries and experiences, inspiring us to live life beyond comfort zones. When award-winning travel operator Scott Dunn launched…

Racing Time: A time-travelling journey around the world in 12 days

Cue Pure Entertainment Group’s exclusively curated luxury travel itinerary, Racing Time, which lets you celebrate New Year’s 2019 twice in one night – in different locations. Have you ever flown…

WIN: A 3D/2N tropical getaway to The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa for you and dad

For all dad has done for you and your family, here’s how you can repay him by creating precious new daddy-daughter/father-son moments at the resort. They say the best gift…

5 next-level appliances to keep every inch of your home spotless

Taking five to thank the domestic gods for these home cleaning appliances we never knew we needed. There’s cleaning, then there’s spring cleaning. By the end of the latter, no…

How to build your ultimate game room

Experience 4K football fields and race-tracks from the comfort of your personal geek haven. Foosball and pool tables are done with. Now, video games rule, whether its on your favourite…

You could own a part of this tropical villa paradise in Koh Samui

Styled after a New York loft in tropical paradise, Lavaliere Koh Samui is a $1.9-million property that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Ever dream of owning a little…

7 Nights In: Tropical Snowman Chalets

A 50 minutes’ drive from the Geneva International Airport will bring you right to the doorstep of the chalet that sits in its own corner facing a magnificent view of…

These dreamy Italian hotels are actually Ferragamo family jewels

With six hotels, a presence at sea, and five dining spots, the Lungarno Collection has its roots in the journey of shoemaker-turned-fashion-icon Salvatore Ferragamo. After his success in America, celebrated…

8 idyllic hotels and resorts for your next trip down south

All within convenient distance to Singapore, these hotels/resorts expand the Malaysian staycation experience with integrated facilities and idyllic views of the Straits of Johor. As far as Malaysian tourism goes,…

Coming soon: Monkey Island Estate by YTL Hotels

YTL’s latest is a 30-room boutique hotel in UK’s famed Bray on Thames that draws its name not from monkeys, but fish and monks. YTL Hotels needs no introduction as…

Experience a whole new definition of healing with REVĪVŌ Mind Immersions

The program teaches guests useful mindfulness methods, with guidelines on how to live in the present moment and experience joy and peace from deep within. What does “healing” mean to…

WIN: A 3D/2N escape to nature at The Andaman Langkawi for you and mum

Treat mum to 3D/2N stay at The Andaman Langkawi complete with breakfast, spa and nature walks. Here’s how. There are many reasons to look to Langkawi, the jewel of Kedah,…

New Star Wars merchandise to commemorate May the 4th this year

Did someone say Star Wars Monopoly: Hans Solo Edition? We’re sold. TGIF, but not just any Friday – it’s May the 4th a.k.a Star Wars Day a.k.a the most exciting…

7 themed bachelorette party ideas to send off the bride-to-be in style

We’ve sorted out seven themed party ideas – and where to have them – to send off the bride-to-be in style. The weeks or months before a wedding can prove…

What to expect at Four Seasons Hotel KL, as told by its hotel manager

We asked its hotel manager, Vinod Narayan for the hotel’s top 5 highlights. Here’s what he had to say. Watch out KLites, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur is set to…

Let Hermès’ new home collection inject a breath of spring into your nest

Here’s a peak at the collection and what your home could look like with it on display. At the mention of spring, vivid colours, blooming flowers and bubbly vigour come…

Inside La Cité du Vin – the Disneyland equivalent for wine aficionados

Instead of Mickey Mouse and friends, guests can interact with actors portraying Churchill, Voltaire, Napoleon, and other historical figures. Imagine the themed sections, simulated boat rides, multi-sensorial journeys and amazing…

5 hotels to stay at for unparalleled views of Dubai

Whether you prefer views of the Burj Khalifa and its surrounding urban landscape or peeks of indigenous wildlife in the Dubai Desert, here are 5 hotels for the best vistas…

Zaha Hadid’s first and only residential home is now ready, 2 years after her death

First glance brings to mind an extraterrestrial spaceship that had chosen a small clearing in the forest to land. Zaha Hadid, arguably the greatest woman architect of all time, was…

Benjamin Yong takes on Singapore and its food in Where Foodies Meet

“Food builds relationship and brings out the best in people.” Benjamin Yong loves a good meal as much as he loves discovering its roots. Now, together with the Passion Made…

Discover the life of Salvatore Ferragamo at “Italy in Hollywood” exhibition

“I seem to see a parallel between the film industry and my own. Just as the motion picture industry has grown and developed from those fledgling days, so too, I…

7 things you never knew about Tasmania – and why it’s worth a visit

From featuring the world’s longest single-span chairlift to hosting week-long whiskey festival, here are 7 experiences in Tasmania that make it worth a visit. When we think of travelling to…

Club Med and LACOSTE team up to offer a golf and tennis getaway

From March 26th to March 28th, the two French brands will be celebrating their partnership at Club Med Bintan Island, where an exceptional program awaits golf aficionados and enthusiasts. When…

10 exquisite bathtubs to blow you out of the water

Soak in the wonder of gorgeous bathroom decor. Bathtubs bring magic to an everyday experience. Whether ceramic, marble, or porcelain; oval, square, or rectangular; a good tub welcomes you to…

#FirstClasseGoesTo Tropical Snowman Chalets with Patricia Knudsen

FirstClasse recently spent eight days in the French Alps with DJ and emcee Patricia Knudsen at Tropical Snowman Chalets – here’s all we saw, breathed, ate and played. Patricia Knudsen doesn’t…

5 underrated places in Japan to see the cherry blossoms

No, it’s not Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto. It’s almost that time of the year when tourists flock to Japan to see the enchanting cherry blossoms, or hanami, in its full…

A Night In: Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel

With 253 contemporary living spaces, a rooftop poolside bar, and six wining and dining destinations, Sheraton’s latest offering brings a touch of classy comfort to urban travel. Although Sheraton is…

This Louis Vuitton toilet can be yours for $100,000

Twenty-four Louis Vuitton bags went into the making of it, including one suitcase. Some people take their toilet time very seriously. Then there are those who take it to a…

A Night In: Hotel Mont Blanc, the century-old hotel on the tallest mountain in the Alps

The heated pool that is immensely inviting anytime of the day – and year – is only the tip of the iceberg here at this 40-room boutique hotel. Mont Blanc…

First Look: Inside Cathay Pacific’s new lounge at Hong Kong International Airport

Here’s first look inside The Deck before its official opening to the public. Flying off somewhere is an exciting feeling, but waiting for a flight can be quite the opposite.…

Here’s a peek into the $100,000 Oscars 2018 goodie bag

Every Oscars 2018 nominee received beauty and tech products, multiple vacations and special treats, even for their pets. Actors always say that being nominated for an Academy Award is an…

Meet Nicholas Wong, the Malaysian who swapped sun for snow

Having grown up amidst mountains in Ipoh, Nicholas Wong found his biggest love amidst more mountains – a sharper, faster, colder kind– in the French Alps. The first thing you’ll notice…

5 reasons why you should follow @accidentallywesanderson on Instagram

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts when it comes to anything Wes Anderson. A post shared by @accidentallywesanderson on Feb 15, 2018 at 4:47am PST My…

Inside Bottega Veneta’s New York Maison – the brand’s largest store in the world

Spanning nearly 15,000 square feet across five floors at 740 Madison Avenue, the Maison stands as the brand’s third flagship and its largest store ever built thus far. People travel…

24 hours in Emporium & Emquartier Bangkok

Along Sukhumvit’s Phrom Phong BTS station is Bangkok’s premium shopping destination, Emporium & Emquartier of EM District. Here’s what you can get up to in a day. Is it any…

Yes, yoga in the sky is now a thing – here’s how you can try it

The new in-flight well-being programme is designed to help passengers ease into their journeys by performing yoga and meditation exercises. You may have heard of hot yoga, beer yoga, and…

Exclusive 5-star urban resort Banyan Tree opening in KL this June

Get ready for Banyan Tree KL – a modern-day oasis with breathtaking views, array of luxurious amenities, and top-class services, which will soon boast the city’s highest rooftop bar. A…

7 less heard of travel destinations to visit in 2018

While destinations like Paris, New York, London and Tokyo will always be perennial favourites, there’s been a rising trend to visit lesser known places around the globe. Doesn’t it seem…

You can now eat, breathe and shop Gucci – all at the same time

The Gucci Garden features a store, a restaurant and exhibition spaces inside the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia located in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria. When Gucci launched their Home collection last…

5 unique hotel services to make full use of at your next 5-star stay

Think digital detox treatments, Fender guitar loans, and a fully organic menu catered to your specific dietary needs. There are few hotels with outstanding rooms and amenities, but even fewer…

A peek into Europe’s first underwater restaurant, Under

Norway’s southern coastline will soon boast Under, an ecologically-cooperative underwater eatery with an ocean-floor restaurant and subdued champagne bar. As far as exotic dining experiences go, we’ve explored land and…

How Art of Tree carves new purpose while saving the world, one slab at a time

Sam Tan, Audrey Ooi and A.D. Rosewell Wilson tell their journey with Art of Tree – advocator of eco-responsibility turning salvaged timber into furniture.   What started as a passion…

A Night In: The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi

Strategically built around lush rainforests facing the Andaman sea, every inch of the property promised a touch of nature. Fifteen buggy rides, 13 cold towels (yes, we kept count) and…

Hilton KL sold to Le Méridien owner to the tune of RM497 million

This amount is not even close to the asking price of RM780 million to RM880 million put up back in April. What’s in the stars for Le Méridien and Hilton…

It’s Our First Christmas: Win 3D/2N stay at Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu

Time to soak in the natural joy of Borneo. It’s our first Christmas here at FirstClasse and we’re celebrating with a series of gifts for you – our readers –…

Iron Man, Spiderman and more star in Royal Selangor’s Marvel line

Done with The Walt Disney Company Malaysia, our favourite pewter expert’s latest collection is an ode to Marvel superheroes of all capes and sizes. Their out-of-the-world adventures captivated fans in…

The power of overpriced candles and why we melt for them

We’ve all been there – asking ourselves if it is worth it to drop RM300 for a candle, an object that you literally burn. There are interior decorators extraordinaire, gifted…

Here’s what Kendall Jenner’s $8.55 million mansion looks like

It features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and living spaces large enough to host the infamous Kardashian-Jenner get-togethers. She’s a world-famous supermodel, TV personality and most recently, a…

Feed your Instagram with these amazing Autumn travel destinations

From wine-and-dine shots to street photography, here is British Airways’ list of destinations to fill your Instagram feed this Autumn. For millennials and like-minded media-savvy folks, the thing about travelling…

Emirates reveals Merc-inspired First Class private suites

Comfort, luxury and privacy are taken to new heights with new suites featuring zero-gravity seats, virtual windows, and other industry firsts.   First Class travel on Emirates’ Boeing 777 fleet…

You can now have breakfast at Tiffany’s with its new Blue Box Café

The jeweller has transformed the fourth floor of its Fifth Avenue flagship store into a legit café boasting its now signature robin egg blue. Get your little black dress pressed,…

6 Asian babymoon destinations for that resort getaway

Attention, expecting mothers: a dose of natural beauty and calming spas may just be what the doctor ordered. Here’s where you can find exactly that. Pregnancy can be many things,…

Singapore Airlines’ new First Class suites might as well be flying hotel rooms

Each suite comes with an entirely separate, stowable bed that is a luxurious 27 inches by 76 inches long and is dressed in cotton Lalique duvets. Already a leader of…

Around the world in 80 days with Porsche Cayenne

See the historic Machu Picchu, travel pass majestic Himalayas, and witness Serengeti’s great wildebeest migration in this one-off Porsche World Expedition. The new Porsche Cayenne is going on a rally…

Disney World’s upcoming Toy Story Land will transport guests to infinity and beyond

Experience what it’s like to be a toy like Woody and Buzz in the land filled with giant building blocks, all-new attractions and Toy Story-themed dining options. “You’re never too…

10 black sand beaches to cure your seaside blues

From Japan’s Mount Fuji to Greece’s Santorini and Hawaii’s Big Island, some of the world’s most mystifying black sand beaches are hidden in plain sight. It’s almost time for our…

15 unusual laws and bans to know before you travel

Ladies, don’t wear your stilettos in Greece; gentlemen, put on fitting swimwear before heading to France’s beaches and pools; and children, don’t build sandcastles in Italy. Travelling to a new…

How to fly first-class around the world for free like The Points Guy

Meet Brian Kelly, the travel influencer who made a career out of flying premium class around the world using mostly frequent flyer miles and credit card points. Super professional CEO…

How the Victoria & Albert Museum manages its impressive portfolio

Head of Business Development and Licensing Lauren Sizeland shares how she identifies opportunities and nurtures relationships to maximise the best of V&A’s intellectual property. Established in 1852, the Victoria &…

Four Seasons x NetJets will take you on private-jet holidays

Stargaze in Hawaii, heli-ski in Colorado, or have dinner on a Florence Ponte Vecchio bridge balcony. Your next holiday just got a lot more personal.   Four Seasons knows there’s…

Be the first to explore nature’s virgin – the untouched Bawah Island

Consisting of 5 virgin islands, 3 pristine lagoons and 13 sandy beaches, Bawah Island promises to immerse guests in an intimate and eco-friendly encounter with nature.   One of the…

7 vacation rentals to live like your favourite Harry Potter characters

From the cosy Weasley Burrow to the mysterious Riddle House, here are seven Potter-reminiscent vacation rentals on HomeAway to rediscover the tale of The Boy Who Lived. Calling all Potterheads,…

The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi presents a new tropical paradise by the bay

The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi prides itself in offering an inimitable oceanfront resort experience highlighted by natural surroundings and imbued with influences from the local culture. There is now compelling reason to…

Porsche takes on the seas with $16.7 million superyacht

Nautical travel has never been this stylish. (swipe left for more) Having conquered land, it’s not crazy for supercar manufacturers to next master the seas. We saw Bugatti do this…

You’re Invited to experience Small Luxury Hotels like never before

Because luxury lies in the little things.   The essence of an enjoyable hotel stay is personalisation. This is what The Club of SLH members voiced in Small Luxury Hotels…

How to experience the world’s most luxurious hotels without checking in

Whatever hedonistic services you’d like to cross off your bucket list, here are 10 world-class hotels that welcome all travellers, with or without an overnight reservation. Extravagant lounges, private spas…

5 things to know before engaging your interior designer

Interior designer Blaine Robert draws from a foolproof aesthetic compass and years of experience to provide a glimpse into the Malaysian situation. The growth of high-end residences and offices in…

LVMH announces new $70 million theme park in Paris

And it won’t have anything to do with fashion. Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is typically more associated with luxury fashion but its latest project is a far stray from that.…

Made in Malaysia: KitaKita

Four women with a uniting passion for Malaysian arts, culture and crafts set an inspiring example of what it means to be Malaysian – and proud. Sauntering into KitaKita’s store…

13 film locations to relive your favourite movie in the real world

From Frodo Baggins’ humble Hobbiton abode to Luke Skywalker’s home planet, Tatooine, here are 13 must-visit film locations around the world. True film buffs will understand how real-life film locations…

10 popular destinations for the sports lover’s pilgrimage

From the sun-kissed coasts of Australia to the lush fairways of Scotland, these are the places fans of surfing, golf, Formula One and more need to visit. When it comes…

A Night In: The St Regis Langkawi

Luxury was a mere 20-minute drive from the Langkawi International Airport, complemented by various specialty features that are not short of its 5-star reputation. Since April 2016, the jewel of…

5 yoga retreats in Asia to rejuvenate your mind and body

Whether you’d prefer to travel solo or in a group, to the beachside or hilly forests, here are 5 beguiling yoga retreats in Asia to train your mind and body…

Margaret River’s gourmet escape with Chef Andre Chiang this November

Other well-known culinary names joining the Gourmet Escape include Asia’s Best Female Chef, May Chow, Luke Nguyen, David Thompson and Ashley Palmer-Watts. To celebrate Australia’s famed wine region’s 50th anniversary this year,…

Review: The Westin KL’s A Delicious Weekend stay package

Designed to inspire well-being, The Westin KL’s ‘A Delicious Weekend’ package helped me to eat, move, feel and sleep well to gear up for a new week. Here’s my experience.…

Must-have gadgets for the ultimate BBQ party

Planning a summer barbecue? Here are the smokin’ tools that will help with great food, drinks and music to keep the party going.  Outdoor BBQ parties give us the perfect…

What NOT to do when in Milan

Lest you get in trouble with the authorities, you best take note of Milan’s latest prohibitions. There are many enticing reasons to visit Milan – from its upscale fashion shows…

Cathay Pacific just made travel a melody to the ears, literally

Swish, click, zip. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have released an original song composed entirely out of the sounds you hear when you travel. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have…

Foodies, eat your way around Southeast Asia with this gourmet travel guide

“You must taste a culture to understand a culture.” There are many ways to travel around the great big world we live in – via trains for onground sights and…

Bring out your inner Jedi at the new Star Wars hotel

Disney and Lucasfilm are working together to create an immersive experience at a Millennium Falcon-esque hotel, part of the new Star Wars theme park. Exciting news for Star Wars fans…

GIVEAWAY: A 3D/2N stay at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort (breakfast, dinner and spa included!)

Whether for a couple’s retreat or a family vacation, the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is the place to stay when in Kuta – here’s why. Amidst the bustling town of…

British Airways just released the most British safety video ever

Gordon Ramsay, Ian McKellen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton and  Rowan Atkinson have lent their star power to make air travel that little bit safer. Let’s see an honest raise of…

6 helicopter rides to rediscover the world from all-new vantage points

Ride along the Grand Canyon to see all of its mighty grandeur or tour around the Hawaiian Archipelago to discover more than just its beaches. There’s something about viewing Earth…

Play your own Game of Thrones: 7 properties to pretend you’re in Westeros

Live like the gallant Starks in Winterfell or the devious Lord Frey in Riverrun through these Westeros-inspired HomeAway properties. Think you’re a diehard Game of Thrones fan who is drawn…

You can now dress your home in Gucci

Add your personal touch with accents of  Gucci’s contemporary romanticism to your home, starting September. Gucci just announced the launch of its new home décor line, Gucci Décor, joining other…

5 travel destinations to escape the summer heat

Flip the script this year; it’s not too late to ditch the scorching sun for some nature, adventure and fun in cooler climates. When we think of summer vacations, sea,…

See the sky when you fly in this new Airbus private jet

The $100 million ACJ319neo ‘Infinito’ is designed by luxury hypercar maker Pagani and features a ceiling projecting live views of the surrounding sky. Airbus Corporate Jets recently upped its luxury airline…

07/07 is now officially 7 Wonders Day

Starting today, 7 Wonders Day honours the 21 iconic wonders chosen by hundreds of millions of votes in three historic global campaigns. In celebration of the Official Declaration of the…

11 must-see celebrity homes currently for sale

Fancy adding an Italian castle, English mansion or American waterfront home to your property portfolio? Million-dollar homes are some of the largest assets in the lives of the rich and…

These are the 10 best airports in 2017, according to Skytrax

Singapore’s Changi International Airport takes the first spot for the fifth year in a row. While it may not be the place we spend most of our time in when…

Shangri-La Tokyo’s Krug Suite could just be champagne heaven

From now till December 31, treat yourself to an elegant dining and living experience in the heart of the Land of the Rising Sun. Champagne is a permanent fixture at…

Where to find the world’s 10 best inflight meals

Airplane food takes on a whole new meaning with first-class dining options in the sky. Gone are the days of sub-par airline food that most often come up in conversations…

The Ritz-Carlton is taking its unmatched luxury service to sea

Beginning 2019, the hotel will be offering bespoke cruises on board its 3 luxury yachts. The Ritz-Carlton’s 5-star service is renowned in any geographical location. Now, it is taking its…

24 hours in Marina Bay Sands Singapore

While there are many interesting places to go within the Lion City, we zoom in on one of the country’s most popular tourist areas in recent years – the Marina…

Hilton inaugurates first Curio Collection property in Asia Pacific

The Sanya Yazhou Bay Resort features 267 rooms and suites, boasting panoramic views of the sea, pool or tropical gardens. Hilton recently celebrated the opening of Sanya Yazhou Bay Resort,…

WIN: A 2D1N stay, an afternoon of golf and dinner with dad at Mandarin Oriental KL

Don’t miss out on this exclusive Father’s day giveaway to win an inclusive Mandarin Oriental KL experience with/for dad! Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and we have just…

Deer Jet and Waldorf Astoria make dream European journeys come true

All aboard the 787 Dream Jet for an exclusive experience of luxurious comfort and cultural exploration. Having recently added Paris and Rome to its list of European destinations from Hong Kong, Deer…

Eargasms ahead with the Dior Homme x Sennheiser audio gear

Now, your music can also be high fashion. Louis Vuitton may have called dibs on streetwear with a collaboration with Supreme but the audio junkie in us thinks Dior Homme…

10 luxury hotels existing in harmony with Mother Earth

From energy efficiency to community-based sources, these hotels prove that luxury and environmental responsibility should not be mutually exclusive. There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in the natural beauty of foreign…

Air France takes craft cocktails to the skies

French national carrier joins forces with Ritz Paris mixologist for special La Première drinks. Colin Field from Bar Hemingway at the Ritz Paris palace hotel lends his expertise to Air…

10 natural phenomena to see before you die

Think pink lakes, glow-in-the-dark caves and dancing lights. We live on an amazing planet filled with pristine beaches, serene lakes and jaw-dropping grandeurs that evoke the inner wanderlust in us to…

Japan’s only Michelin-starred chef Luca Fantin opens restaurant in Bulgari Hotel, Bali

Michelin-star chef Luca Fantin brings his award-winning Il Ristorante from the bright and busy Tokyo to the tropical paradise that is Bali.  Since 2009, Michelin-star chef Luca Fantin has been…

The FRED Smart Mirror is the window into the future

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the coolest feature of them all? What we have been seeing in all those sci-fi movies are slowly becoming more of a reality each…

WIN: A French afternoon tea for 4 at Hotel Stripes KL

Don’t miss out on your chance to win a treat for 4 to experience the famous Le Goûter French high-tea at Brasserie 25, Hotel Stripes KL. Opened last February in…

11 reasons to look at Asia for your next travel destination

Did you know that the most visited attraction and the oldest national park in the world are both in Asia? Being the world’s largest continent, Asia has an abundance of…

6 of our favourite Club Med resorts around the world

From picturesque islands and beaches to immaculate snow-capped ski mountains and lush tropical paradises, Club Med has something to offer to every wanderluster. Established in 1950, Club Med pioneers the…

Marriott’s latest Element Hotel is saving the Earth, one stay at a time

Bright, modern studios and multi-room suites, sustainable practices and healthy options combine to make Element Kuala Lumpur a home away from home. Marriott International, Inc. recently debuted the eco-conscious Element…

WIN: A weekend stay with mum for Mother’s Day at The Westin KL

Here’s your chance to win yourself and mum an experience of the best of The Westin Kuala Lumpur for a weekend. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, what shall it…

5 relaxing river cruises for an immersive Europe experience

Cruise your way through the heart of Europe on the river valleys of the romantic blue Danube or the enchanting Rhine aboard one of these 5 luxurious cruise lines. In…

Dolce & Gabbana’s expanded kitchen collection with Smeg has us in the cooking mood

Reflecting Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s home in Southern Italy, the collection includes blenders, toasters, mixers, slow juicers, water kettles and even espresso machines. “Sicily Is My Love” – yup, that’s…

Royal Selangor has a new gold-plated Millennium Falcon, just in time for May the 4th

Want the limited edition gold plated Millennium Falcon model for your Star Wars collection, you will. May the 4th is just around the corner, which we’re sure all Star Wars diehards…

10 thrill-seeking Instagrammers who will inspire your wanderlust

See the world through different lenses – featuring stunning landscapes and creative portraits of people, wildlife, food and architecture around the world. It’s 2017 and Instagram is still taking over our…

Delta will pay you almost US$10,000 to let go of your seat

We’ll take an overbooked Delta flight any day. It’s been a week since the United Airlines debacle but thanks to David Dao having to go through such idiosyncrasy from the authorities, something…

Home decor ideas for the minimalist, urban chic, and vintage lover

Homes allow us to express our styles – whether we’re a minimalist, urban chic, or vintage lover. Home is where the heart is, they say, and there’s just something about…

The TUMI x Orlebar Brown collection is all we need for our travel essentials

“A large part of travel is about relaxation and enjoying the places you’re going. This collaboration is all about the leisure of travel.” Marry luggage bag and accessories brand TUMI…

5 scenic train rides to see the best of Asia-Pacific

Ride through the desert kingdoms of India or the picturesque Lake Baikal in Siberia at the comfort of your own luxury cabin. When it comes to modes of travel, flying…

David Bowie’s former New York apartment goes on sale for $6.5 million

It comes with Bowie’s own Yamaha piano. David Bowie fans, we understand how the passing of the Thin White Duke will never be something we’ll fully get over, but his…

11 attractions not to be missed at the new Ferrari Land in Spain

The star is the Red Force, the highest and fastest vertical accelerator in Europe standing at 112m high with the ability of reaching a top speed of 180km/h in just 5…

How the United Airlines debacle happened: why airlines often overbook flights

Overbooking flights is perfectly legal, according to the US Department of Transportation, and airlines do it all the time. By now, you would have had seen, or at least glimpsed,…

Louis XIII takes over Harrod’s windows for a special pop-up experience this April

Each unique window features exciting scenes inspired by precious life moments brought to life by spectacular 3D mapping.   If you’ll be in London anytime this month of April, be…

Give your home a high fashion makeover with the Moschino kisses Gufram capsule collection

Moschino kisses Gufram.   Taking his pop culture influence from fashion to furniture, Jeremy Scott once again leaves us in awe with everything he leaves his name on. Upping the…

Inside the new US$1 billion cruise ship from Celebrity Cruises

Meet the Celebrity Edge, the revolutionary new ship that’s poised to change the way even the mega rich experience the world.   Celebrity Cruises, the cruise ship company most known…

10 Airbnb spaces across Asia that we’re bookmarking now

Ocean view or a castle of your own; city or beach; villa or forest; these Airbnb listings totally live up to our first class standards. There was a time when…

Handcrafted: Cahaya Candles by Sheena Teo

Many years of having scented candles literally light up her life left Sheena with quite the discerning nose that spurred her to create her own line. Custom pieces made by…

Top 5 superyachts we can’t wait to see at the Singapore Yacht Show 2017

For a sneak peek, there is the 41m Norman-Foster designed Ocean Emerald and the custom built 65m Ambrosia by Benetti. Seafarers and yacht enthusiasts, take note! The exclusive and ever high-octave…

10 less heard of Asian destinations to add to your travel bucketlist

Get lost in the magic and witchcraft of Siquijor Island, Philippines, or the powdery snow of Niseko, Japan. Move aside Tokyo and Bangkok, you’re old news now! Agoda has released…

Roses and jewellery galore with Mandarin Oriental Tokyo x Piaget Rose Stay

The 5-star hotel and luxury jeweller have launched 3 stay packages that come with a special selection of treats like Piaget Rose jewellery and entry to Flowers by Naked. Mandarin…

Deer Jet is the best place in the world to charter a private jet

The World Tourism Awards has named Deer Jet as the “World’s Best Private Jet Company”. Travelling commercial whether it is business or first class is only as good as the airport…

#WomenInCharge: Stephanie Chai of The Luxe Nomad

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day on March 8th, we speak to a few women bosses who are fearlessly taking on the business world. Stephanie Chai is the CEO…

Sold! Pablo Picasso’s US$200million home finally finds a buyer

The villa was bought by Picasso in 1955 and was also where he painted one of his most famous works, The Bay of Cannes. Pablo Picasso is without a doubt…

Nyepi: Why Bali celebrates the new year with silence instead of fireworks

Every new year, in place of festivities, a shrouded silence falls over the entire island nation for 24 hours. Fireworks, food, friends – most new year celebrations around the world…

Hotel Stripes KL ready to jazz up an old neighbourhood we’ve all forgotten

This new swanky space co-exists harmoniously with its surrounding old KL vibe for a stay that’s filled with character of the locals and their stories. Frequenters of downtown KL know…

Where to go in Los Angeles to pretend you’re in La La Land

Here’s where to go to put yourself right in the middle of the movie and see, feel, taste and smell what Sebastian and Mia did while falling in love. Every once…

A Night In: The St Regis Singapore

The St Regis Singapore isn’t kidding when it claims to be the  epitome of luxury hotels in Singapore on its official website. Here’s a taste of what we saw. The…

Seriously, The Westin Singapore is a hotel for the whole family

Dad, mum, elder sis and younger bro will all have something to do right here in the hotel. As Malaysians, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to picking a…

6 first class airport lounges that make that long layover worth it

Long layovers aren’t so bad when you have Michelin star dining, butler services and private chauffeuring easing you through. Travelling is a great wonderful thing but the actual process of…

5 all-inclusive luxury resorts in Asia for a worry-free getaway

Pay once and unplug. You’re welcome. We have a few long weekends on the cards at the end of this month and we can’t think of a better way to…

A glance at Karl Lagerfeld’s hotel empire

Besides traipsing down the catwalk as the creative director for maison de couture Chanel and Italian house Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld looks to welcome a line of hotels and restaurants. Is…

Bawah Island: the new luxury resort we can’t wait for in 2017

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A peek into David Beckham’s travel bucketlist

British Airways gives us a sneak peek into the travel itinerary of the wearer of the iconic number 7 Manchester United jersey, sporter of many trendy hairstyles and husband of…

The new heights of luxury of Damansara City

Living in a growing city like Kuala Lumpur has never felt better — you’re at the center of it all so literally nothing escapes your sight. That said, all-rounded integrated developments…

A Night In: The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Now nearing its 20th anniversary, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is set to welcome guests to its newly refurbished grounds as Koon Rho discovers over a weekend stay. The Cobalt Room To be…

The St Regis sets foot in Langkawi

It’s been ten years of waiting and at long last, the Jewel of Kedah – also known as Langkawi – has been revived with the opening of The St. Regis…

A Night In: The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Known to be a popular staycation haven for many in the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur has outdone itself with the new Majestic Club and…