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Duncan Forgan

Duncan Forgan

As a result of frigid winters in Scotland, his homeland, Duncan Forgan has worked his way as close to the equator as possible. He arrived in Asia in 2010 on assignment, fell in love with the lifestyle and didn't bother to redeem the return portion of his air ticket. Now based in Bangkok, he covers culture, cuisine, music, adventure and anything else that takes his fancy around the region. Duncan has worked for AFAR, Channel News Asia, TIME, Golf World, Esquire, BBC, The Guardian, Penthouse, Travel and Leisure, CNN and many others.

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Culture

4 Ethical Elephant Camps for Your Next Trip to Thailand

These sanctuaries promise magical memories with magnificent beasts—at a friendly distance.

Hotels & Resorts

Foreplay: Our 5 favorite golf courses in Southeast Asia

St. Andrews this is not, but plenty of dedicated pros have managed to coax some stunning, challenging championship courses out of our tropical environs. These five are way above par (or should we say under?).

Food & Drink

A Roadtrip in Search of Thailand’s Best Khao Soi

Khao soi and Royal Enfields combine for the perfect breath-of-fresh-air roadtrip in northern Thailand.

Hotels & Resorts

137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai

This historic Chiang Mai hotel combines effortless luxury with romantic callbacks.

Culture

Returning to The Roof of The World, Nepal

With its myriad legends and legendary treks, mystical Nepal is adventure incarnate. Two decades after his first visit, Duncan Forgan heads back and finds you don’t need to climb Everest to reignite your sense of wonder.

Culture

Taking Thailand’s South By Motorcycle

Touring the south of Thailand on a vintage motorcycle is a chance for Duncan Forgan to get a true taste of the region and its limestone karsts, abandoned beaches and more than a plate or two of spicy food.

Hotels & Resorts

Le Relais de Chhlong

The otherwise somnolent Mekong River town of Chhlong has been given an unexpected jolt of energy with the opening of this romantic, waterfront retreat.

Hotels & Resorts

Amansara, Siem Reap

The 1960s are regarded as a gilded period of prosperity and peace for Cambodia. And the Amansara abounds with callbacks to this so-called Golden Era.

Hotels & Resorts

The 6 Best Hotels to Celebrate A Special Occasion

From a former royal guesthouse to a room with sweeping Mount Fuji views, these intimate, extravagant and picturesque resorts are just the spots to celebrate those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

Food & Drink

Dining and Driving Through Central Vietnam

Vietnam’s narrow waistline is bursting with indigenous dishes and inviting eateries. Duncan Forgan dines and drives from Hue to Danang to Hoi An.

Culture

Jeju in Korea Is a Real-Life Mermaid Island

On verdant, volcanic Cheju, farmers raise tasty black pigs, grandpa statues boost fertility, and lady divers pry abalone from the icy depths of the sea.