The 14 best things to do in Seoul
Korean pop culture is all the rage right now. Whether it’s Oscar-winning films, obscenely catchy pop tunes or Netflix shows that manage to engross millions, South Korea’s cultural offerings are taking the world by storm. And there’s nowhere better to indulge in all that – and much, much more – than Seoul. One of the most spectacular capital cities on the planet, Seoul is the complete metropolis. Here you’ll find urban sprawl at its most beautiful, centuries-old cultural artefacts and famous sights alongside packed bars, innovative restaurants and a fabulous selection of hotels. Strap yourself in; Seoul’s about to take you on the ride of your life. RECOMMENDED:🍜 The best restaurants in Seoul🍻 The best bars in Seoul🛏 The best hotels in Seoul
Meet 4 Wan Chai house bands taking the city's music scene by storm
Performing for up to six days a week and seamlessly switching between golden oldies, rock anthems and whatever else their audiences request, cover bands are some of the hardest-working players in our city’s music scene. Though these acts perform all across the city, their stage presence is particularly strong in the bars around Lockhart Road, where rock and roll, pub quizzes and “no solicitation” signs come with the territory. Curious about what it takes to perform Whitney Houston songs while dealing with drunk revellers? Taking up residence at popular haunts including Joe Bananas and Carnegie’s, these four Wan Chai cover acts tell us just how it’s done. RECOMMENDED: There’s great live music to be found all over the city. Here’s a round-up for the best spots for it in Hong Kong.
The 14 best things to do in Macau
Macau might be known as the "Las Vegas of Asia," but there’s so much more to this city than just casinos, five-star hotels and the Grand Prix—just check out our list of best things to do in Macau. A former Portuguese colony for over 400 years, Macau shares its semi-autonomous status and East-meets-West vibe with Hong Kong, but has its own relaxed charm. The region's unique Eurasian heritage is evident in everything from the local food (often cited as one of the world’s earliest fusion cuisines), architecture, customs and language. Despite being compact in size, Macau’s beautifully preserved historic sites, peaceful parks and beachy shores make it a one-stop destination for travellers of all kinds. Read on for our tips on where to eat, shop and play in this underrated gem. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.
The 12 best things to do in Taiwan
There's a surprisingly diverse mix of amazing things to do in Taiwan. This laidback, mountainous island state – which is either a sovereign nation or a Chinese province, depending on who you ask – has a unique cultural identity that’s a mix of Indigenous, Chinese, and Japanese. Regional travellers have long been drawn to Taiwan, and for good reason. Its exquisite natural beauty, rich food culture and warm hospitality make Taiwan one of the best holiday destinations in Asia, and yet it remains inexplicably overlooked by international tourists. No more of that, we say. Read on for our recommendations on the best things to do in Taiwan, from street food markets to nature walks and spooky ghost towns. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.