Chopsticks: a quick history and how to use-guide

03 December 2018


History: the evolution of food-eating The word “chopsticks” stems from a Chinese term, kuàizi, which roughly translates as “quick bamboo” – in other words: bamboo implements for quick eating! Today, chopsticks are the primary eating-tool across China, Korea, Japan and many parts of...

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The world’s biggest water fight: Thai New Year in Chiang Mai

07 November 2018

  Thai New Year – also known as Songkran – is a festival unlike anything else in the world. While this occasion is celebrated across neighbouring South and East Asian countries, the festivities in Chiang Mai, Thailand, are a must-have experience. With an incredible mixture of sacred...

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• Crazy Rich Asians: what’s with all the hype?

03 September 2018


Media across the world are buzzing about a new blockbuster release, Crazy Rich Asians. A Hollywood “romcom” might not seem like anything special, but this movie is different. Not only it is the first Hollywood movie in 25 years to feature an all Asian cast, but its entire production has centred...

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