Asia

A guide to Yangon’s local favourites

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December 16 featured image_parkroyal yangon

Known to most as the largest city in Myanmar that used to be the capital, Yangon is an enchanting place that’s always moving forward with the new without necessarily burying the old under the rug. It is peppered with pagodas, the most prominent of which stands in the heart of town – the gilded, diamond-encrusted Shwedagon Pagoda. Courtesy of the Yangon guides by PARKROYAL Picks, your personal travel insider, here...

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A Guide To PARKROYAL’s Best Local Experiences

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April 28 Burmese market - PARKROYAL Blog

What’s the point of visiting a new country if you don’t immerse yourself in the local culture and do as the locals do? Shed the conventional image of a tourist, and put on the mantle of a bona fide globetrotter with the help of Local Experiences, one of many membership benefits of DISCOVERY, our loyalty programme that lets our members enjoy privileges at over 550 Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) hotels worldwide. From...

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9 things to try at the World Gourmet Summit 2016

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April 14 World Gourmet Summit Singapore

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the World Gourmet Summit, an annual gastronomic festival organised by A la Carte Productions in Singapore that puts together a unique menu of events featuring culinary talents and dining outlets both local and international. Like an enormous buffet spread with everything and anything you can dream of, the plethora of workshops and events at this festival, spreading out over four weeks, will have...

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Where to Find the Biggest Trends in 2016

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January 4 Gourmet-Cronut

With 2016 on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to discover what to see, where to go and what to try in the New Year – all while bidding farewell to the trends gone by of 2015. From gourmet getaways to budget-friendly sharing services, PARKROYAL’s guide to 2016’s biggest trends has the inside scoop on what’s to come. The Trend: Hipster Escapes Image by: Acy Varlan, licensed under CC BY...

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The 6 Best Phos in Vietnam

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December 17 Bowls of Pho soup in Vietnam

A dish synonymous with Vietnam, nothing sums up the country’s culinary tradition quite like pho. Pronounced ‘fuh’, this fragrant noodle soup is generously topped with fresh sprouts and herbs before being slurped down by the spoonful, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whether you’re a seasoned pho pro or you’re new to this dish, there’s no shortage of great places to dig in to this world-famous meal when visiting Vietnam....

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