Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia is the regional edition of the world’s biggest—and most trusted—travel magazine brand. Every month, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia inspires its readers to experience stunning adventures; explore cutting-edge hotels, spas, shopping and more; and travel in sensational style, armed with hands-on, up-to-date, accurate and practical travel information. A chic, stylish and authoritative guide for today’s traveler within Asia and beyond, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia is the must-read guide to all that Asia has to offer.
From City Chic to Country Charm • The sleek Lexus NX300h powers an eco-friendly R&R road-trip.
On our watch • Looking at the 50 most-visited nations around the world, there’s now a list of the safest and most dangerous countries for solo female travelers. Each place was given a danger grade based on eight different criteria, spanning from legal discrimination to the safety of walking alone at night. Interestingly, the worst five destinations are all located on different continents.
#TLASIA • THIS MONTH, OUR READERS LOOK AT THE ADVENTUROUS SIDE OF ASIA.
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no. 1 A new adults-only hotel brings urban-chic to Sentosa Island. • T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.
no. 2 The Australian school that helps indigenous chefs blossom.
no. 3 A new high in slow travel: Around the Pacific in 120 days.
A Turn in the South • Touring the south of Thailand on a vintage motorcycle is a chance for Duncan Forgan to get a true taste of the region and its limestone karsts, abandoned beaches and more than a plate or two of spicy food.
New Take on an Old Brew • With just basic farming knowledge but a lot of love, photojournalist Lester V. Ledesma started a coffee farm—which was really just an elaborate excuse to dive into the little-known world of the Philippines' rich coffee heritage.
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Planting for Peace • While its war with America may be long over, Vietnam is still dealing with unexploded ordnance at an all-too-high cost. Now, as Veronica Inveen discovers, there are safe ways any visitor can help out.
Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau • The intrepid couple behind Travel Channel’s Caribbean Pirate Treasure—he’s the grandson of famed conservationist Jacques and she’s a journalist—highlight their favorite gear for action-packed trips.
Cool As Cucumbers • Faced with a rapidly dwindling gamat, or sea cucumber, population, The Andaman hotel in Langkawi takes the lead to regenerate them. Grace Ma gets into the action.
BEYOND TURTLES • Check out these resorts for how they protect other less-loved creatures.
Menus as Magnets • In Hong Kong, a city that loves to eat, you’re measured by the quality of your menus. Rather than rest on its pedigreed laurels, the new St. Regis debuts with two ambitious restaurants that already boast guest-books full of regulars.
A New Layer of Luxury • THE VILLAS AT AYANA RESORT ARE A PLUSH LAUNCHPAD TO EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGES ACROSS AYANA HOTELS IN BALI
A Study in Contrasts • In China’s Guizhou province, a tech-forward culture rubs shoulders with ancient traditions.
MACAO HOLDS THE KEY
Asian Grains • Gin has gone through an artisanal revolution. Though it started in the United Kingdom, the trend has since spread to Asia, where producers from Inner Mongolia to Okinawa have taken to expressing their terroir through native botanicals and spirits distilled from local ingredients.
Tokyo Dreaming • Fashion designer Tomo Koizumi pauses from his breakout year to share some of his favorite places to shop in the Japanese capital, stops that inspire him every day.
Macau Beyond the Neon...