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American diva Mariah Carey performed in Bangkok for an "intimate show" last Friday night (9 November 2018) at BITEC Bangna in front of more than 5,000 fans from all around Thailand and Southeast Asia. Bangkok show was her final date of the Asia portion of the “The #1's Tour which kicked off in Shanghai and followed by Philippines, Japan, Singapore, and Indonesia. The 48-year-old diva brought her all-time hits—from when she just started like "Emotions" to the newer favorites like "We Belong Together"—to the stage with extravagant production from the United States! Take a look at some photos from last Friday night provided by the promoter.

SO Sofitel Hua Hin launches its brand new wing with state-of-the-art of leisure facilities and room types for business and leisure travellers. Guests staying at the hotel can look forward to the new 16-meter x 60-meter Signature Pool, consisting of a water playground anchored by a Wibit adventure course running down the middle of the pool, Thailand’s first Wibit signature pool! The new wing also includes the new One-bedroom SO Pool Villas and SO Family Suites complete with bunk beds. The new SO Studio and SO Lofty Pool Access rooms feature an open concept design complemented with a customized television/wardrobe console which can swivel and can be enjoyed from the bathtub or bed. The refurbished SO Comfy Pool Access and brand new SO Lofty Pool Access rooms boast private outdoor terraces providing direct access to the Signature Pool. The latest expansion brings the total number of guest rooms, suites and villas from 78 to 109. Facilities also include a dedicated kid’s pool area and a SO Sundae poolside ice cream bar. An added family friendly feature includes Kids Tent, a kids club where young children can enjoy fun activities and entertainment. Guest can also enjoy a round of golf at the mini 18-hole golf course and a game of tennis or basketball at the resort’s multi-purpose court that will open on December 1st. For an evening bike ride, the resort’s private 627-meter bicycle track will be opening year-end where bikes will also available for rent. Situated on the beachfront in Cha Am, 200 kilometers on the west coast from Bangkok, the hotel is 30 minutes from Hua Hin, one of Thailand’s most popular beach town destinations. Visit www.so-sofitel-huahin.com for more information.

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Overlooking the peaceful Layan Beach, The Pavilions Phuket is an ideal coastal getaway with extreme privacy in each room. To pamper your unalloyed quietude together with your loved one, 93 luxurious and spacious accommodations are on-site, from private pool villas to lavish suites – all with the best views of graceful nature.

As gen X, the first impression I got as soon as I stepped into the hotel was ‘wow’. Not that huge in size, the hotel instead attracts you with its unique design and welcoming staff. There is a should-not-miss corner of the lobby with a fountain. It is a great spot for your Instagram photo! Other than that, the infinity pool and sky bar on the eighth floor is a perfect place to sip your cocktail and watch the golden sunset.

Hidden in the small corner left bank of Chao Phraya River, Chiang Mai Street, this rubicund, Victorian gingerbread-building is a true gem, so extremely tranquil and scenic that you could easily relax and breathe in the pleasure when you visit hectic Bangkok. This 10-room boutique hotel can be a trick to find but it is snuggled adjacent to thehip Heritage Community Lhong 1919, another must-see when you’re in the city.

In a mountain stream, people are standing knee-deep. Wearing coolie hats against the hot sun, they dip wide circular sieves in the murky water, then raise them up and shake them to and fro. They are panning for tin. But not seriously. Laughing and joking, they are day trippers having a fun time at Tin Valley, a feature of the Lost World of Tambun, a popular theme park on the edge of Malaysia’s third biggest city, Ipoh– acting like the “dulang washers” of old.

Lots of stunning stories are to be discovered in Fujian Province, and I am so lucky to experience its two radically different sides – the innovative city and the ancient houses, all of which come with chronicles.

Whether you are a fan of crispy gins or an aficionado of darker spirits, head to Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park for everything you need for the precious after-hours. At ABar Rooftop, this full bar especially designed for gin lovers, you can enjoy the evening with over 60 (and counting) gins with strong characters from around the world. From London Dry, Genever,