Cultural diversity is a great thing. The more people and cultures you have living in a place, the more knowledge, ideas, customs, beliefs and viewpoints you have, all of them bouncing off each other and forming new combinations, whether that’s in art, politics, literature, music or food.
Kuala Lumpur’s a city of towers. It’s iconic 452-metre high Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, until Taipei 101 in Taiwan and other subsequent constructions eclipsed them.
Modern cities often move at a rapid pace. That isn’t something many locals in Kuala Lumpur would say about the traffic, which can be sluggish. But the Malaysian capital, known as KL, is one of Asia’s major hub cities and financial powerhouses.
Bali is an easy place to be indulgent. Around the coast and across the island, there are plenty of bars, restaurants and hotels where you can laze around, drink cocktails by the pool, and over-eat each day.
Everyone’s dream holiday destination is a combination of sun, activities and down time. More recently, though, vacationing trends tend to revolve around luxurious locations, yes; but the ideal holiday has a historical and cultural element to it, too.
The Manumbalik Villa at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu offers a serene Spa Villa Getaway designed to cultivate personal well being and vitality with unlimited spa treatments throughout the stay and a 24-hour personal butler.
Japanese whisky sounds to many like a misnomer. But when you stop to consider the properties that make Scotland so famous for its tipple; clear water, bountiful grains, crisp mountain air and a deeply entrenched sense of pride and perfectionism, it begins to make a little more sense.