THE FUTURE OF LUXURY: AS ENVISIONED BY RONALD AKILI, POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB

4 -min. readRonald Akili, serial entrepreneur and founder of Seminyak Beach’s uber-cool Potato Head Beach Club, in partnership with Further East, will host the first edition of the groundbreaking un-conference, AWAKEN, on

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4 ASIAN HOTELS WITH INSTA-WORTHY ARCHICTECTURE

5 -min. readWelcome to the first of our fortnightly dispatches from Further East HQ, where we showcase the biggest names attending Asia’s first barefoot travel show in Seminyak, Bali, this November. First

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ALILA YANGSHUO: ABANDONED BUILDING, VIBRANT HEART

4 -min. readThe 2008 Olympic Games and 2010 World Expo resulted in a huge development of international luxury hotels in China, introducing Chinese people to big brands such as Ritz- Carlton, Park

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TUNE IN: A NEW DAWN

1 -min. readIntroducing “Tune In”, a new series of monthly playlists that will fuse Eastern musical traditions old and new, harmonising urban innovation with faraway spirituality. This week, we’re opening your ears

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5 PIECES OF TECH THAT ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE TRAVEL

5 -min. readFrom drones to digital doctors, new technology is changing both how consumers experience travel and how brands create ever more rich and in-depth experiences. We delved into five devices that

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WHY CHINESE MILLENNIALS ARE FLOCKING TO THE COUNTRYSIDE

3 -min. readThe boom of Chinese farmhouses in countryside regions echoes a new societal phenomenon similar to the Brooklyn-isation of the Western World, as younger generations seek a different lifestyle away from the urban tempo.

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ON THE EDGE OF REASON

6 -min. read"Embarking on an adventure is a form of release. When your most immediate concerns are to keep warm, save fuel and pack enough food, there is little space for extraneous thoughts."

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WILDLIFE ON THE GALAPÁGOS ISLANDS: A ‘LOVE’ STORY

7 -min. readStanley Stewart examines the behavioural trends of the wildlife on the Galapágos Islands. Transfixed by the coquettish behaviour of two blue-footed boobies on the North Seymour Island, he contemplates the two questions as old as time itself: Will they? Or won't they?

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FROM FARMLAND TO WONDERLAND: INTRODUCING BISATE LODGE, WILDERNESS SAFARIS’ NEWEST PROPERTY

3 -min. readBisate Lodgings, the newest property from Wilderness Safaris, finally opened its doors in the summer of 2017 in North Rwanda. Although still a recent addition to the company, the property already has more than just its fabulous interiors on its mind.

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WHAT TO DO DURING AN EXTINCTION

4 -min. readDitch Beyonce and make like David Attenborough: that's Anton Crone's advice for helping to avoid the sixth mass extinction in the history of our planet.

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