New! on Escape Routes: Indie travel experiences, a dip in Japan’s hot springs and Mövenpick’s 40th anniversary

Escape Routes is I-S Magazine’s weekly travel newsletter, filled with exciting news on hotel openings, flights, insider tips and more! Live like the locals with travel service Indiescapes Experience hot spring retreat KAI Hakone‘s indoor-outdoor baths Admire the Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai‘s extensive art collection Check out the Regent Bali‘s infinity lap pool and a specialty […]

Kapok Tools

It may be pint-sized when it comes to floor space, but there’s lots to love at Kapok Tools, the Hong Kong-based multi-label indie store known to carry labels with great craftmanship and a modern, utilitarian appeal, like Seventy-Eight Percent, Pijama and Carre Royal Paris. Apart from a neat selection of ready-to-wear items, there are also […]

Crowne Plaza Resort Xishuangbanna

On the border with Myanmar and Laos, the 520-roomer is modelled after a Dai Palace and has a Southeast Asian vibe, with lush tropical gardens. There are six food and beverage outlets, including Padma Dai barbecue offering local dishes from Yunnan, Thai eatery Lotus Thai and all-day dining spot Noo Sam. There’s also an expansive […]