Encompassing several nations, Asia Pacific offers something new to discover each time you visit and here are some reasons you should enjoy adventures in this region.
Rich Culture & Heritage
The rich history and culture in Asia Pacific are truly amazing, influenced by ancient kingdoms, religious beliefs and colonial rule. It’s home to more than 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Luang Prabang in Laos and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. It also has diverse sacred sites such as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Thailand, the Thian Hock Keng Chinese Temple near Singapore-based properties of Park Hotel Group and Bali’s Pura Tanah Lot.
Foodies heading to Asia Pacific countries will return home with a whole new list of culinary favourites be it after dining at the best luxury hotels in Asia or bustling local markets! Even within a country, the dishes from one region to the next will vary. Due to its multicultural nature, Singapore is one of the best places for such culinary escapades with laksa being a popular choice; you can also find bai cha in Cambodia, red and green curries in Thailand, adobo in the Philippines and much more.
Nature & Wildlife
Despite urban development, the nations of the Asia Pacific region still offer plenty of untouched nature to explore and encounter wildlife too. Examples include seeing orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo, whale sharks in the Philippines, Komodo dragons near Bali and elephants in Thailand. In places like Singapore, nature has been incorporated into the city itself so you can easily enjoy trekking through parks and reserves without having to venture far.
For some sun-kissed fun in the sand and surf, there are plenty of beaches in this region; some of them are secluded, while at others, you can enjoy plenty of water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving or party the night away! The islands of Phuket in Thailand, Bali in Indonesia, Sentosa in Singapore and Boracay in the Philippines have been long-time favourites for those after beachside bliss. Vietnam also has its fair share of picture-perfect beaches for spending lazy days by the sea.