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    An art oasis

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 12/07/2019

    » One of a handful of hotels in Siem Reap, Cambodia, spearheading the sustainability movement is Treeline Urban Resort. The urban resort, which gets its name from the Angkorian trees dotting the pathways of the city, opened in November 2018. It is right on the beaten path and off it. Best described as designed for the eco-conscious traveller, Treeline makes sure the balance between nature and urbanisation coexist in artistic harmony. Built by pioneering Cambodian architect Hok Kang, the resort promotes environmental consciousness while maintaining the luxury.

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    A house of exotic delights

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 05/07/2019

    » PERSIAN HOUSE Iranian cuisine 48/2-3 (Soi Wat Khaek), Thanon Pan Silom, Open daily 11am-10pmCall 02-635-2674Visit persianhouserestaurant.com

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    The new black gold

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 24/08/2018

    » Canadian Blake Dinkin is the creator and owner of the world's rarest and most expensive coffee, refined naturally by elephants — Black Ivory Coffee. Partnering with Ban Taklang in Surin and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, Dinkin produces "elephant dung coffee". However, production of Black Ivory Coffee provides valuable income for elephant care-giving families, as well as students who are taught how to wash and dry the coffee. The mission of Black Ivory Coffee is to take a negative situation, namely human-elephant conflict and turn it into a positive one by creating a luxury product that helps not hurts elephants, as Dinkin tells Guru.

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    From seedling to bar

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 22/06/2018

    » MarkRin Chocolate was born out of the love for chocolate by Assoc Prof Dr Sanh and his wife Kanokked "Thip" La-Ongsri, who also created it as a long-term research project in Chiang Mai. Sanh found that the agricultural geography of Thailand qualified for planting cacao trees. The first cacao plant in Chiang Mai, Sanh crossed two cacao varieties and created his own hybrid called "I.M.1". He and Thip formed MarkRin Farms, to support and form a cooperative, so cacao farmers have a stable occupation since cacao is a monocrop and intercrop. Sanh and Thip also studied and researched cocoa beans fermentation together to develop chocolate from premium quality dried beans.

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    Food waste engineers

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 30/03/2018

    » Benjamin Lephilibert is the founder of LightBlue Environmental Consulting, a Bangkok based firm aiming at maximising the profitability of hotels and government agencies while minimising social and environmental footprints. A pioneer for food waste prevention, Lephilibert contributed to the design of The Pledge On Food Waste. In Thailand, he works with Club Med, Accor, Hilton and Sampran hotel groups, to name a few. Guru had a chat with him at last week's {Re} Food Forum.

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    Contemporary Japanese

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 26/01/2018

    » The Setting: Clear your mind of any images of izakayas you've ever had. Jua kicks the casual, traditional Japanese gastropub experience up a notch, offering indulgence and sake, plenty of it.

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    Vivid colours, abundant beauty

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 06/07/2017

    » Winston Churchill referred to Uganda as "the Pearl of Africa" in his 1908 book My African Journey, for "its magnificence, for variety of form and colour" and its "profusion of brilliant life".

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    Discover Bhutan, your field guide to happiness

    B Magazine, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 15/09/2019

    » "Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon," announces our Druk Air pilot, about 15 minutes before we land at Paro International Airport. For passengers like me, in a window seat on the left-hand side of the plane, the trip of a lifetime begins now.

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    Finger lickin' food!

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 30/08/2019

    » What did we do before cutlery? Use our hands, of course!

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    Traditional with a modern twist

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 30/08/2019

    » It is not often you enter a restaurant, look at the menu and think "this is my type of food", especially of a cuisine that isn't culturally your own. Basque Kitchen by Aitor in Singapore is one such restaurant.

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