Nyepi: Bali’s New Year’s Day of Complete Silence

Nyepi: Bali’s New Year’s Day of Complete Silence

This year, the Balinese celebration of Nyepi (Day of Silence) commemorating Isakawarsa (Saka new year) fell on Wednesday, March 25th. The main purpose of Nyepi Day is to pray for the purification of humanity, earth, and the universe, something very much needed during this time. Leading up towards Nyepi Day important ceremonies are held in […]

Bangkok’s Garden of Eden

Bangkok’s Garden of Eden

Written by Steven John, EMPTY PLATES BANGKOK What makes Bangkok special? For most it’s this mix between old & modern world which sets this city apart. It’s not as developed like counterpart cities in Asia such as Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai & Seoul but with a more modern and better infrastructure than cities like […]

Experience the Secret “Wilderness-to-Table” at Golden Buddha Beach Resort

Experience the Secret “Wilderness-to-Table” at Golden Buddha Beach Resort

Werawat ‘Chef Num’ Triyasenawat, one of Thailand’s most acclaimed chefs, foraged from the seashore to the garden and created exotic menus for the most exclusive pop up dining experience on 17th April 2019 at Golden Buddha Beach Resort. The adventurous foraging required the participation of islanders to reveal all the hidden wonders around Koh Phra […]

Discover Papua’s ‘Heaven on Earth’ with a Private Charter Cruise & Dive Trip to Raja Ampat

Discover Papua’s ‘Heaven on Earth’ with a Private Charter Cruise & Dive Trip to Raja Ampat

For true adventurers, it isn’t enough to travel to lesser-known destinations – only the most remote, still undiscovered corners of the earth will do. To fully escape and see something entirely new, there’s no better way to explore than with a private charter cruise in one of the world’s most remote destinations – West Papua. […]