Articles for ‘Issue 15 – Apr 2010’

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Sexy and Talented: A Double Threat!
In 2001, Alba was ranked No. 1 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list. She said that “I have to go to certain lengths to use sexuality to my advantage, while guiding people to thinking the way I want them to.”

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Thailand’s History, A Living History

Thailand’s History, A Living History

A journey through 40 of the country’s most interesting Buddhist temples. Along with love of the King and love of the Nation, religion is at the heart of the Thai soul.

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Chaweng Cove Resotel

Chaweng Cove Resotel

If islands are defined by the waters that surround them, Koh Samui deserves to be popular: its coastline offers palm-fringed beaches, clean sand and a sea that’s warm all year round. Since the island’s favorite beach is Chaweng, you can expect a truly wonderful holiday here.

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McLaren

McLaren

Recession, recession, recession. Will the longest, deepest recession since the Great Depression ever end? The twinkle of headlights from a bevy of 200-mph-plus supercars at the end of today’s dark tunnel says “yes” and “soon.”

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Long Neck People

Thailand’s Long Neck People

In Karen Hill Tribe language, “Pa-dong”, “Paduang” or “Padung” means someone who wears brass–rings.

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Health & Well-being

How to Have Hands that Don’t Reveal your Age

Caring for my hands was probably the last thing on my list in my younger days and boy do I regret that. What I didn’t think about was it doesn’t matter how good you might look for your age – if you have hands of a ninety year old and you’re only 35! So here…

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VIE Hotel Bangkok

Experience Optimum ‘Zs’ at VIE

VIE Hotel Bangkok, one of Asia’s trendiest hotels, introduces a new guest concept, ‘Deep Sleep’; bringing together all the essential elements to help guests revitalize their mind and body through a better night’s sleep. Good sleep is vital for a person’s wellbeing, ensuring the mind and body rejuvenates and restores itself. Studies indicate that most…

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Banyan Review

Banyan Review

This edition’s course review required one of the team to travel to the Royal Resort town of Hua Hin, so we sent perennial backpacker and travel guru Graham Haslam to see what they had to offer and his first discovery was this, “How do you cure an incurable backpacker.” You send them to the Banyan…

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Charity at Coconut Club

Absolutely for Charity and Community

Even during the economic down turn, Absolute World Group, Asia’s leading mixed use developer and vacation ownership provider, has not stopped moving and giving. The group always put efforts into finding ways to help charities and local communities. “Apart from operating a tourism business that creates jobs for people on the Island, Absolute World Group’s…

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yooPhuket wins Fractional Life Readers Choice Award

Fractional Life Readers Choice Award

(From left) Nick Turner, VP, Registry Collection, Piers Brown, Founder, Fractional Life, Charlotte Rose Melsom, International Director of PR & Marketing, yooPhuket/Absolute Developments, Bryan Lunt, Chairman, the Absolute World Group yooPhuket, a spectacular collection of 256 apartments and penthouses on the Thai island of Phuket, has won the Fractional Life Readers Choice Award. The award,…

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Songkran in Chiang Mai

Songkran in Chiang Mai

One of the largest Thai festivals of the year occurs during the month of April, with the focus shifting from Bangkok onto the northern city of Chiang Mai. A large proportion of the local business community stops trading, the traffic is gridlocked, and everyone pours onto the streets of the city for what is probably…

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