Smart Travel Asia
Online travel magazine for Asian hotel reviews . airline seat surverys . shopping . spas
An exclusive collection of the best Asian hotels, resorts and spas

Best in Travel Poll 2019 - Asia's top airlines, luxury hotels, destinations

 

Top greens (and browns) from Kabul to Bali and Dubai

Best golf courses in Asia - Dubai Hills is a standout

The Dubai Hills Golf Course features the city's stunning high-rise architecture as a backdrop with its interplay of clouds, sky and blazing sunsets. / photo: course

SHOPPING

Bangkok shopping guide

Brands, bargains, Chatuchak and top business hotels

HEALTH

Medical tourism in Asia

Treatments and check-ups across Asia + health risks

Shanghai Bund trail fun runs

EDITOR'S RANT

How safe our new skies?

Author - Vijay VergheseDon’t let sniffy aircraft tilt their nose up at you. No matter it’s the B737 MAX or the A320Neo. Here’s why that tilt is driving frequent flyers – and the FAA – nuts. Off kilter planes have a problem flying. It's called centre of balance, and now passengers will be involved in musical chairs to ensure planes can take off.

Macau an Asian art destination

SPA ESCAPES

Taiwan spa hideaways

Taiwan spa resorts, and a Taipei fun guide with 22 must-do things. Plus our Taipei business hotels review.

ISLANDS

Best Maldives resorts review

Plus our Cebu resorts review for lovers, divers and an exotic Palawan resorts review for all tastes. Boracay is back.

Jim Thompson silk, Thai icon

Grand Hyatt Bali Gloria Hotels Taiwan