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A Local Guide to Shopping Siem Reap

A Local Guide to Shopping Siem Reap

Much to the surprise of most visitors to Cambodia, shopping Siem Reap is a real delight, with everything from stonemasonry and woodcarving that date back to the Khmer Empire and artisanal crafts such as silk weaving and basketry to contemporary fashion and handcrafted jewellery. There...
A Revival of Traditional Arts and Crafts in Cambodia

A Revival of Traditional Arts and Crafts in Cambodia

After exploring the temples around Siem Reap, one of the real pleasures for those interested in the traditional arts and crafts in Cambodia is to visit the workshops, ateliers and silk farms, where stone and wood are carved, silk is hand-woven, and handicrafts are made...
Our Dubai Shopping Guide

Our Dubai Shopping Guide

Dubai’s reputation as a tourist destination was built on sun, sand and shopping. While there is a lot more to the city than its great weather, beach and malls, if shopping is high on your list of priorities then we better help you to get...
Melbourne Shopping: The Most Eclectic Boutiques Of All

Melbourne Shopping: The Most Eclectic Boutiques Of All

Melbourne shopping is some of the best shopping there is in Australia, especially for fashion. But while most visitors make a beeline for Bourke Street Mall and the posh GPO – the old General Post Office remodelled into an elegant home for luxury labels – far more...
A Local Guide to Vintage Shopping in Melbourne

A Local Guide to Vintage Shopping in Melbourne

That we needed to provide you with a local guide to vintage shopping in Melbourne quickly became apparent after spotting some Melbourne locals in beehives, cats eye glasses and bobby socks. After meeting vintage princess Danielle Pumo on our Hidden Secrets tour, it was obvious...
The Best Melbourne Markets

The Best Melbourne Markets

Melbourne is blessed with brilliant fresh produce markets and we toured three of the best Melbourne markets, the Queen Victoria Market, South Melbourne Market, and Prahran Market, on our recent trip. Why do a tour of a market? Isn’t it enough just to shop the...
Eric Raisina’s Guide to Siem Reap Style

Eric Raisina’s Guide to Siem Reap Style

We first met Madagascar-born fashion designer Eric Raisina at his atelier when researching shopping in Siem Reap on our first trip to the city. The Paris-trained designer, who worked for Christian Lacroix and Yves Saint Laurent, makes enchanting clothes. Eric Raisina is also something of a celebrity in Siem...
Shopping the Gorgeous Stores of Siem Reap – An Itinerary

Shopping the Gorgeous Stores of Siem Reap – An Itinerary

For most travellers, Siem Reap has been little more than a departure point for exploring Angkor Wat and the other Angkor temples. Yet it hasn’t always been that way. And once again the riverside city is offering visitors more to do than scramble archaeological sites....
Shopping the Chicest Boutiques in Phnom Penh – An Itinerary

Shopping the Chicest Boutiques in Phnom Penh – An Itinerary

We flew to Phnom Penh from Bangkok to do a story for an Asian travel magazine for a section called The Buzz, which meant we had to cover places that hummed – the best, busiest, most talked-about spots in the city. These are the chicest boutiques in Phnom...
The Best Phnom Penh Markets

The Best Phnom Penh Markets

Like all South East Asian cities, the Cambodian capital has a few standout markets that are worth a wander to soak up the atmosphere, snack at the food stalls, and, naturally, shop for souvenirs. Here’s our mini-guide to the best Phnom Penh markets for visitors...
Bangkok Shopping Malls: Monsoon Havens & Modern Town Squares

Bangkok Shopping Malls: Monsoon Havens & Modern Town Squares

The much-maligned shopping mall makes sense in steamy Bangkok, especially during monsoon season* — just as it does in the oppressive heat of Dubai. Whereas the gritty streets of both cities offer few opportunities to escape the elements, air-conditioned shopping centres provide a respite from the...
Saigon Take-Homes: Communist Kitsch and Post-Modern Fashion

Saigon Take-Homes: Communist Kitsch and Post-Modern Fashion

Interestingly, the subject that seems to most inspire Saigon’s contemporary designers is the past – the tumultuous historic events of the 1960s and 1970s, along with Vietnam’s traditional culture, heritage, arts, and crafts. The story of Vietnamese-Australian designer, artist and entrepreneur Mai Lam is similar...