Sweetness, Strength and Passion

Bangkok designer Vatanika Patamasingha’s latest collection highlights vibrant contrasts of aesthetic and style to form a compelling Urbanista image. Embellished stretch crepe mini dress Embellished stretch crepe dress Lace and stretched silk satin slip dress... read more
Natural High – Four Seasons

Natural High – Four Seasons

Visitors to Chiang Rai province’s famed Golden Triangle experience a heady mix of stunning landscapes, historical mood and intriguing culture. The charm of the Golden Triangle far outstrips the legacy of its notorious reputation – made famous by its name, allegedly coined by no less than the CIA.

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Seashore Al Fresco – The Surin Phuket

Seashore Al Fresco – The Surin Phuket

It’s a long and winding, and ultimately delightfully fulfilling road, that leads to the Beach Restaurant at The Surin in Phuket. Hidden away at a far edge of the upscale resort, the Beach Restaurant is reached by following a path that meanders along rolling hillsides... read more
Turning Japanese

Turning Japanese

Japan stands apart as an inventive, innovative nation with an ancient culture that still plays a fundamental role in its ultra-modern, sophisticated society. And among this fascinating culture’s symbols – ranging from Samurai warriors to bullet trains and Sony... read more
Under the Valentine’s Moon

Under the Valentine’s Moon

There’s probably nothing more ultimately romantic than a Valentine’s dinner with the one you love, savoured under the tender rays of a full moon on a romantic tropical island Idyllic Koh Samui is the place to be for star-struck lovers this Valentine’s Day when... read more
Fairway to Heaven

Fairway to Heaven

Thailand is a golfer’s paradise, with an endless choice of stunningly beautiful and challenging golf courses set in a variety of breathtaking tropical landscapes. From sweeping tree-lined fairways overlooked by mountain ranges, to immaculate water-fringed greens just... read more
Bangkok Brunch

Bangkok Brunch

The Best Reason to Sleep Late From Monday to Friday, Bangkok is an overexcited metropolis filled with all the sights, sounds and smells one would expect of a big, bustling Southeast Asian city. But come the weekend, when the traffic disappears and its well-heeled... read more
Big City Bangkok: Sathorn District

Big City Bangkok: Sathorn District

If ever there was a place where all facets of Thai life collided, it would be Sathorn; a heady mix of past, present and future with gleaming skyscrapers and traditional neighbourhoods, swanky hotels and cheap guest houses, gourmet restaurants and street stalls, temples and embassies, chic boutiques, flea markets, and a smattering of excellent rooftop bars from where to look out over the city.

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Signature Thai Food

Signature Thai Food

As a food writer dedicated to my craft, I take particular pleasure in being in Thailand, where not only is the food many and varied, but also universally lip-smackingly and two-thumbs-up scrumptious. The old cliché about there being something for everyone really is... read more
Designs of the Orient: Jim Thompson

Designs of the Orient: Jim Thompson

Renowned for his love of collecting beautiful Oriental objects, Jim Thompson amassed a treasure trove of fine art, sculptures and textiles during his life in Thailand, and it is this legacy that has inspired the new 2016 collection of home fabric and wallpaper for the... read more
Down by the Sea

Down by the Sea

Ask: “Where to find the best Beach Clubs in South East Asia?” and most people will say; Bali, Phuket or perhaps Sentosa. Those also were the destinations that sprang up to my mind when I was asked to write about a beach club for this issue of Exotiq Thailand. I was... read more
Tropical Trees

Tropical Trees

From the charming and the familiar to the scary and the rare; from the ornamental to an essential resource all the way through to food, trees are beautiful, inspirational and mysterious, and so vital that without them we simply wouldn’t be here. By Rachel Love A few... read more
Signature Steaks

Signature Steaks

During my quest to find the best steak in Thailand I discovered the misperception that Thais don’t eat beef. Some don’t of course because they are minority Hindus or have a Chinese Guanyin heritage, but the vast majority of the population loves a slice of neua, as it... read more
Signature Seafood

Signature Seafood

Do you know which country has the longest coastline in the world? It’s not Thailand, if that is what you were thinking; it’s Canada with just over 202,000 kilometers of shoreline. With 3,219 kilometers, Thailand comes in 34th, which is one kilometer ahead of 35th... read more

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