Five Mistakes Tourists Make in Bangkok

The fine folks at Jaunted asked me to write a brief post about mistakes that tourists make in Bangkok. Here’s what I said. Previously, Phil Lees — the author of the excellent blog Phnomenon — wrote about what not to do in Phnom Penh.

Coming to Singapore: Floating Towers

WorldArchitectureNews.com: Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private development company, has commissioned the Office for Metropolitan Architecture for OMA’s first architectural project in Singapore – a 36-storey residential high-rise. The 153 meter tall tower will be located at the intersection of Scotts Road and Cairnhill Road, in close proximity to Orchard Road, Singapore’s famous shopping and […]

A Concierge to End All Concierges

That’s the subject of my first Globorati post. Go and check it out.

Welcome Back, Don Muang!

IHT/AP: Bangkok’s old airport, Don Muang, was set to reopen Sunday to help ease congestion at the city’s troubled new international airport as its taxiways and main terminal undergo repairs, officials said. They said Don Muang will handle some Thai Airways domestic flights and all routes for domestic budget carriers Nok Air and One-Two-Go. “During […]

A Long Weekend in Udon Thani

A and I recently spent a long weekend near the town of Udon Thani, in northeast Thailand. Here’re some pics. The countryside. The house and pool. A with the friendly ladies who cooked our meals. Cuisine from Isan — this region of Thailand — is particularly flavorful and spicy, so every meal was an absolute […]

Asia’s Top Five Craziest Buildings

Hi, all. I’m back. I have a story at Tripmaster Monkey today about Asia’s craziest buildings. Enjoy (and leave a comment at the bottom of the article, if you like).

Gone Fishin’ til Wednesday

I won’t be posting anything here until Wednesday of next week. See you then, my friends. (Image via.)

Pods for Napping

MetroNaps: pods that you can rent for naps. These are new to me. And they’re totally, totally awesome. (This one’s for you, Mike W.) (Via.)

Spotted in Japan: Pizza Hut Sausage Crust

Seriously. Click on the link for a bigger pic of what appears to be a pizza with sausage and cheese embedded in its crust. Can any Japanese readers out there help me with a translation? (Via.)