Hua Hin: The French Riviera of the Far East

The wild full moon parties and Thai bucket- fuelled nightlife of islands like Koh Samui and Koh Phangan have put Thailand firmly on the tourist (and backpacker’s) map. Last December, the Tourism Authority of Thailand invited me to a media trip to one of the country’s lesser known beach resort of Hua Hin. I couldn’t help but wonder what this so-called ‘royal retreat,’ would look and feel like. Before heading to Hua Hin, we were invited to a six course dinner […]

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Pastimes of the Digital Age

(Published in: Now! Jakarta January 2012)It is impossible to deny the phenomenon of Finnish bird-throwing video game, Angry Birds. The game that was initially developed for Apple’s iPhone has now been downloaded over 350 million times through various platforms worldwide. There are thousands of other games developed for smart phones, but by far nothing has been able to compete with the popularity of Angry Birds. This touch screen-based game is now officially the most popular game in the world. Just […]

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