When you visit a city as vibrant, creative and photogenic as Barcelona, you’d want your accommodation digs to be the same. Fridae checks out the flagship property of Generator Hostels, Europe’s fastest growing hostel brand.
Set on the edge of an isolated white-sand beach overlooking Vinh Hy Bay, about a one hour flight north-east of Ho Chi Minh City, Amano'i – a portmanteau of Sanskrit and Vietnamese for 'peaceful place' – more than lives up to its moniker.
Fukuoka-based architect Koichi Futatsumata and chef Daishi Yuen have set up a restaurant that not only visually complements the magnificent natural surroundings of Teshima island, but also highlights the local fare.
Shanghai architect-designers Neri & Hu have meticulously renovated a three-storey, colonial-style former police station, preserving the original red brickwork and salvaged signage, to house Design Republic Commune, a new creative hub in the central Jing'an district.
Just 30 minutes away from Singapore by ferry, Montigo Resorts' slick pool villas on the northeastern shore of the Indonesian island of Batam have a panoramic view of Singapore's skyline. Fridae checks it out.