Asia

5 Shopping Spots in Hanoi for the Fashionista

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October 20 Woman on a street in Vietnam

Vietnam’s northern city Hanoi harbours couture aspirations, and style watchers are taking note. In recent years, Hanoi has attracted a growing stream of fashion-conscious visitors, who scour the city in search of runway-worthy apparel that packs its punch in heritage chic. “People are looking for something unique,” revealed Vietnamese designer Thao Vu in a Harper’s Bazaar feature. “Value is not superficial; it’s the culture behind it, the story behind it,...

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Useful Apps For Travellers In China

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April 28 china mobile apps

Planning to travel to China on business? Load up your cellphone with these indispensable mobile apps for China visitors, and get access to vital information and navigation tools for your trip. Downloading these apps before your arrival in China will smoothen your journey; remember that your regular Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter apps will not work in China without a VPN. In fact, Chinese apps let you do more. Mobile-savvy Chinese...

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5 best-kept secrets in Hanoi’s cafe scene

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December 16 featured image_pan pacific hanoi cafes

Since the resurgence of these modern coffee shop reincarnations, cafe-hopping has become a common favourite pastime for many, especially travellers. Make the most out of your trip in the capital of Vietnam with the city’s best brews and eats. We’ve and sussed out the top spots for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here are five cafes in Hanoi that made it as the cream of the crop. 1. Tadioto Cafe and...

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4 places in Hanoi for your French fine-dining fix

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November 24 featured image_pan pacific_french restaurants in hanoi

You might be hoping to impress a client over a business meal, seeking out a classy place to cut loose after hours, or simply hankering for classic French patisserie and delicacies. With these top fine-dining picks, you can satisfy your fickle tummy, and experience the culinary remnants of the French colony in the capital of Vietnam. Bon appétit!  1. A La Foile  Image: A la folie/Tran Viet Duc Facing the...

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Breathtaking rooftop bars in Manila

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November 14 manila-nightsky-feature

There is no better way to take in the night-time beauty of Manila than with a smooth drink in hand, lounging alfresco as high as 71 floors above ground. If you are searching for a place to make an impression, or simply are in the mood to indulge in some of life’s finest, here are five rooftop bars in town to consider for your next night out in the capital...

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