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

Mumbai madness explained and beds for the intrepid

Mumbai fun guide and business hotels review

Cat among the Parsees at the quirky Britannia restaurant in South Mumbai/ photo: Vijay Verghese

ROMANCE

Vietnam beaches, top beds

Beach resorts from Danang to Mui Ne and Phu Quoc.

SHOPPING

Hong Kong shopping grab bag

Top buys and bargains in Asia's busy neon city.

TOP CITIES

Bangkok business hotels review

A rundown on the best Singapore business hotels plus a guide to small corporate meetings in Asia for your next CEO meet, Kuala Lumpur shopping guide, top beds in Shanghai and Manila.

CHINA & NORTH ASIA

Chengdu panda romp for suits

A detailed review of the best Beijing business hotels and top boutique options, Shanghai fun guide, family adventures in Guilin and Yangshuo, and Guangzhou Canton Fair hotel picks.

AIRLINES

Spotting wiggle room in economy

Widest business class seats, small planes, budget airlines, open Asia's remotest outposts. Sorting the Frequent Flyer programme muddle plus the Airbus Boeing A380 vs B787 spat.

EDITOR'S RANT

Fast and Furious - 2

Author - Vijay VergheseSpeed and safety on the WiFi highway. How travellers can evade hotel hacking and zombies. Watch your data on the road and beware of free WiFi hotspots that may be honeytraps to access your credit card information, saved passwords and, perhaps, corporate data.

GADGETS

Digital cameras review for the road

Sony A7s offers excellent low-light imagesWe look at DSLRs, rugged compacts, and chic pocket models with top-notch HD video. Our review of the SONY A7s vs the Olympus OM-D E-M1, the svelte Canon SL1 100D, and the super expensive Hasselblad Lunar.

SOUTH ASIA

Hot Sri Lanka resorts for all wallets

Gulmarg skiing and summer guide with gondola rides, a Bangalore business hotels guide and survival tips for Mumbai. Plus our Kathmandu guide and hot Rajasthan palace hotels.

FUN PLACES

Bali resorts review from sea to sky

Wickedly good Tioman dives, Our Langkawi resorts review, acres of sand in our breezy Phuket resorts review with a Penang spa wrap and a Sanya fun guide to beds and beaches..

HEALTH

Medical tours get going

The best medical tourism options around the region and a look at Asian health risks for frequent travellers.

SPA ESCAPES

Taiwan spa hideaways

Taiwan spa resorts, and a Taipei fun guide with 21 must-do things. Plus our Taipei business hotels review.