Phu Quoc Island (Vietnam)

Pronounced as ‘foo kwuck’, is the biggest island deep south of Vietnam. Located in the Gulf of Thailand and off the coast of Cambodia, about an hour’s flight from Ho Chi Minh City (45km from mainland Vietnam and only 5km from Cambodia). Great escape from the loud unceasing cacophony of honking motorcycle from the streets of Saigon.

This beautiful island is still relatively unknown to many.  It is undeveloped but still easily accessible. Ringed with unspoiled beaches, surrounded with marine life, corals reefs and a National Park. Little tourist traffic makes this the perfect destination for travelers looking for a sun-drenched private tropical paradise with turquoise-colored waters you’ll want to dip into.

Enjoy the feeling of seclusion on your own patch of perfect beach, while being close to all the happenings of the local village. Love this beach with its simplicity and casual vibe. A place to fall asleep for hours over a tropical drink in the sand.

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Kitchen of Bacchanalia

The Kitchen of Bacchanalia at its new premises in Hong Kong Street (previously located along Coleman Street, under the roof of The Masonic Club), caters 36-seater dining space with open kitchen concept. Helmed by head chef Ivan Brehm, spent working at Per Se, Mugaritz and the Fat Duck before taking the kitchen.

As i stepped into the restaurant, it closes the gap between the guest and the people behind the kitchen. You will experience where the culinary action is, from the preparation of the ingredient to cooking up to the plating. Interactive dinning is the next big thing!

Service was impeccable, as expected from the award winning and 1 Michelin Star restaurant. Have a feast on some of the dishes.

 

 

Railay Beach (Krabi, Thailand)

With the towering limestone cliffs, pristine white sands and turquoise water, Railey Beach is definitely a must when you are in Thailand. Railay Beach is situated between AoNang and Krabi Town in southern part of Thailand.

Isolated by the lush jungle terrain, so the only way in and out of this paradise is to take the longtail boat. This detachment from AoNang lends to Railay’s relaxed and carefree atmosphere.

Things to do? Rent kayaks and spend the day on the water. Take snorkeling and explore the beautiful emerald water. Rockclimbing if you seek adventure and experience adrenaline rush. If you’re a chillax-kind-of-person, like me, soak up the sun, experience the breathtaking sunset view  and enjoy the simplicity and serenity of the beach.