Surekha Ragavan

Surekha Ragavan is a journalist with a keen interest in food and culture. She graduated from University of South Australia and has written for many regional publications. She has also served as food editor and critic at Time Out Kuala Lumpur.

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Must-visit places for Wesak celebrations

THOUSANDS of Buddhists across Asia will commemorate Wesak Day this weekend, an annual celebration of the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) and death of Buddha. It is celebrated on the one day...

A guide to luxury shopping in Singapore

SINGAPORE is a shopping haven, a tiny island chock-full of cool shops, vintage finds and large departmental stores. But it caters just as well for luxury shoppers, as these high-end malls...

When is the cheapest time to book a flight?

AIRLINES and price comparison sites profusely tell us how to score the cheapest flight tickets. Based on that, you may wake up at three in the morning on a Wednesday,...

Best luxury boutique hotels in Bangkok

THERE are luxury hotels aplenty in the bustling city of Bangkok, where many tourists and business travelers converge. But for a more memorable experience, put up at one of Bangkok’s boutique...

5 luxury rainforest retreats in Asia

IMAGINE waking up to crisp forest air, enveloped in cold mist, and surrounded by nothing but a vast portrait of greenery.  Asia is not short of stunning tropical rainforests, so make the most...