The art of pampering has risen to heights so sublime, a visit to a spa more than just relaxes the body; it awakens the spirit and energises the soul. Here’s a list of our favourite spas around the region that welcome you into a playground of pleasure, where your physical and spiritual wellbeing is the ultimate goal.
Words: R. Rajendra
For the Chinese, the lunar New Year is the biggest festival of the year that’s celebrated with great pomp and pageantry. From reunion dinners that see children and relatives returning from all corners of the country to partake in a family meal together to letting off noisy fireworks to herald the birth of a brand new year, the celebration is also deeply steeped in culture and customs that have stood the test of time.
From the golden pagodas that dominate the skyline in Yangon, and the vast plains of Bagan dotted with thousands of temples and ruins, to the languid waters of Inle Lake where fishermen row boats using their legs, Myanmar is still a mystery to many and an exotic destination that has only recently opened up to world travellers.
Words & Photography: Adam Lee
Located in the southern corner of Japan, the Okinawan Islands’ sub-tropical climate has created an archipelago that is surrounded by the bluest ocean and the greenest jungles, made even more resplendent by its ancient history and unique culture.
Words & Photography: Paul Dymond
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