Winter without the wonderland

JETSETTER Winter without the wonderland The start of 2020 in Japan will go down as the year when snow was in shorter supply than face masks In snowier times: Tengumai brewery in Ishikawa prefecture Snow, snow, went away, Please come back another day, With the promise...
Fahn in the sun

Fahn in the sun

JETSETTER Fahn in the sun Exclusivity is key at the luxurious Cape Fahn Hotel, a private island resort in Koh Samui One of the 23 luxury villas at Cape Fahn Hotel in Koh Samui There is just one small problem when it comes to the perfect holiday featuring sun, sea and...

Hot spring attraction

Hot spring attraction

JETSETTER Hot spring attraction Ginzan Onsen is famous not only for its water but the architecture of a particular ryokan The hot spring town of Ginzan Onsen in Yamagata Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando and Kengo Kuma all have something in common besides being famous brandname...

Shishi-Iwa’s cedar and style

Shishi-Iwa’s cedar and style

JETSETTER Shishi-Iwa's cedar and style Shishi-Iwa House is the stylish hotel that Pritzker prize winner Shigeru Ban built Shishi-Iwa House by Shigeru Ban A cardboard roll that looks like something left behind after that last square of toilet paper is ripped off may...

The magic of Mae Khlong

The magic of Mae Khlong

JETSETTER The magic of Mae Khlong This seafood restaurant in Bangkok is worth sitting out a traffic jam for Mae Khlong Hua Pla Mo Fai Would you spend 1.5 hours in Bangkok’s start-stop traffic just for an audience with the fattest and most succulent giant river prawn...

On safari in Kruger National Park

On safari in Kruger National Park

JETSETTER On safari in Kruger Enjoy the perfect combo of wildlife and luxury at the Singita Lebombo Lodge in South Africa’s Kruger National Park  A Singita guide and tracker with their trusty Land Rover  Some people think it gets scary during a full moon with...

Art of Hospitality at Imperial Tokyo

Art of Hospitality at Imperial Tokyo

JETSETTER The Art Of Hospitality At the heart of the Imperial Hotel Tokyo’s sublime service lies omotenashi There are so many things to like about Japan beyond just sushi – from the obsession with cleanliness and punctuality, right down to how its smart toilets...

Sakura And Where To Find Them

Sakura And Where To Find Them

JETSETTER Sakura And Where To Find Them Everyone knows the usual places to enjoy cherry blossoms, but where do the locals go? There are more than a hundred varieties of sakura trees but only one type of nuisance tourist - the kind whose photo-taking either blocks...

A Winter of Deep Content

A Winter of Deep Content

JETSETTER A Winter Of Deep Content Experience two forms of onsen luxury - in the mountains or by the raging sea - at two special ryokansWhether you’re a boneless chicken breast or a bony tourist, soaking in a hot bath always guarantees a wonderful result. Especially...

IconSiam, And Then Some

IconSiam, And Then Some

JETSETTER IconSiam And Then Some Don’t worry, Bangkok’s smog won’t affect your tastebuds at some of the latest makan places in the Thai capital The pyramids are enormous. The Forbidden City is huge. But when it comes to IconSiam, massive doesn’t even come close. ...

Eco Wonderland

Eco Wonderland

JETSETTER Eco Wonderland The island of Langkawi has sun, sand, sea and the most amazing array of forests and wildlife When it comes to island getaways, Singaporeans are spoilt for choice. Ask them which one they’ve been to and they will probably rattle off Bali,...

Hot In Hokkaido

Hot In Hokkaido

JETSETTER Hot In Hokkaido There’s a whole price spectrum of hot springs in southern Hokkaido There’s a whole price spectrum of hotels and hot springs in southern Hokkaido  Hokkaido is more than just Niseko and Sapporo.  The ski slopes and hot springs in and around the...

First ‘Date Tips

First ‘Date Tips

JETSETTER First ‘Date Tips Some tips for hungry travellers visiting Hakodate in Hokkaido for the first time Just like a rodent doesn’t know it’s entered a rat trap until it’s too late, most people only realise they’ve walked into a tourist trap when the bill arrives....

A Place Called Fraser

A Place Called Fraser

JETSETTER A Place Called Fraser Fraser Place Namdaemun is a comfortable and conveniently located hotel for both leisure and business travellers to Seoul Ask a Korean about Namdaemun and he may swell with pride as he relates the history behind this Great Southern Gate,...

Seoul Food

Seoul Food

JETSETTER Seoul Food Korean food is more than just bibimbap, as a tasting tour of the country reveals A locavore, by definition, is a person who eats locally grown or produced food. So is it possible for a Singaporean to be a true locavore, when virtually everything...

Colombo’s Very Quiet Charm

Colombo’s Very Quiet Charm

JETSETTER Colombo’s Very Quiet Charm For the jaded tourist, Sri Lanka’s largest city is filled with history and novel experiences Like immigration queues and flight delays, one constant for air travellers at any airport is the duty free shopping with its usual array...

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