Transparency International Corruption Photo Competition

Cambodian-based Transparency International is calling on budding photographers to use their skills to illustrate how corruption negatively affects their world. The aim of the photography competition is to encourage people to think, discuss and share ideas on the everyday impact of corruption. It forms part of the build up to the launch of the organisation’s […]

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Tsu Nami Sunday Brunch

JW Marriott’s Japanese Sunday Brunch is going down a storm in Bangkok. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. A golden rule of buffet dinners is to avoid filling yourself up on the stodge. Skip the bread rolls and head straight for the sashimi is my motto. But what do you do when there is no stodge? […]

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On The Table: Blue Elephant

Mark Bibby Jackson visits Bangkok’s Blue Elephant restaurant to chat with its founder Nooror Somany Steppe about the main passion in her life — Thai food. It’s a lucky journalist who gets to sit down with Nooror Somany Steppe in the Bangkok branch of her Blue Elephant restaurant chain. Today, I am even luckier, as […]

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Say Ciao to Pizza

The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok recently opened Ciao restaurant, demonstrating a contemporary Italian flair that goes much far beyond the pizza. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. “We wanted to create something different,” explains executive chef Luca Casini as he joins us towards the end of our dinner. “An Italian restaurant with no pizza.” Hailing from near […]

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InAzia

The Sheraton Hua Hin’s signature restaurant might have a touch of Indochina about its décor, but it’s a Japanese shellfish that takes the biscuit. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. There are times in good meals you realize there is no point in going any further. The dish presented in front of you is just too […]

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Rossini’s, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

With so many great restaurants in Bangkok, there really is no need to resort to five-star hotel restaurants. However, as Mark Bibby Jackson discovers, sometimes the journey is well worth it. Until I came to Asia hotel restaurants were strictly preserved for Sunday brunches. You sleep in hotels and eat in restaurants and never the […]

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Joining the Vietnam Mile Hile Club

Mark Bibby Jackson visits Vietnam’s central highlands hill station and has a right royal experience on the greens of the Dalat Palace. “I’m not sure there’s a prettier setting for golf than Dalat,” said Dave Beman, the former professional golfer who was the Commissioner of the US PGA Tour for 25 years. Beman rated the […]

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