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The Best Things To Do In Canggu Bali In 2024

We’ve thrown together just some of our favourite places to see, eat, drink and stay around this luscious little town.

Asia

The Best Bali Hotels To Book In 2024

If you’re keen for a getaway that absolutely throttles you in humidity so that pool dips every hour are a must and where hospitality…

Travel

The Best Luxury Hotels In Singapore To Book In 2024

Singapore is more than a stopover destination. There's plenty here to lure you into uncovering more of the Lion City—particularly…

Asia

The Best Hotels In Bangkok For Your Next Thailand Adventure

At Urban List, we reckon the best hotels in Bangkok are all about sky-high luxury, Michelin-starred restaurants, and day spas that transport…

Travel

10 Of The Best Bali Beaches Every Traveller Needs To Explore

Whether you’re after a secluded private little oasis, or a bustling beach to watch sunset from, it seems there’s something for…

Asia

Bali’s Best Restaurants To Book In 2024

Those that have been to Bali enough will know that the foodie scene here has absolutely skyrocketed over the last few years.

Asia

Tokyo Day Trips To Take If You’re Up For A Real Adventure In 2024

Tokyo is a city that keeps you coming back for more with so much to do.

Asia

The Best Things To Do In Tokyo For Every Type Of Traveller

As the vibrant capital of Japan, Tokyo pulsates with an energy that is truly unparalleled.

Asia

The Best Tokyo Restaurants You Need To Try In 2024

Maybe you’d prefer fluffy clouds of kakigori melting in your mouth or a succulent piece of tonkatsu.

Asia

The Best Tokyo Hotels For Your Next Japan Getaway

Whether you're eyeing Ginza's stylish streets or Asakusa's old-world charm, a perfect Tokyo hotel is waiting for you.

Asia

13 Of The Best Luxury Villas In Bali To Stay At This Year

Whether you love staying close to the hustle and bustle, or want a slightly more tranquil setting to find some zen, we’ve compiled a…

Asia

25 Of The Best Things To Do In Bali In 2024

Where the Bintangs are cheap and the people are super friendly.

Asia

12 Of The Best Bali Beach Clubs You Need To Hit In 2024

Time for a cheeky trip filled with sunshine, salty skin and some of the most divine clifftop and beachside bars.

Travel

5 Unmissable Singapore Adventures To Tick Off Your Bucket List This Festive Season

If you're looking to add a little extra sparkle to your holiday season, we've teamed up with Resort World Sentosa to serve up some…

Asia

10 Of The Best Things To Do Sumba

Sumba, Indonesia’s so-called “forgotten island”, is one of the country’s best-kept secrets. 

Travel

The Best Hotels In The Maldives For A Perfect Island Holiday 

From the expected (overwater villa bliss and postcard-perfect beaches) to the unexpected (rooftop movie screenings and sound healing aboard…

Travel

The Best Resorts In Thailand To Book In 2024

Thailand’s beauty extends far beyond its beaches. From treehouse stays and hillside retreats to glittering city skyscrapers…

Travel

The Best Hotels In Phuket Right Now

Phuket is the ultimate flop-and-drop destination, with some epic hotels offering serious bang for your buck. Ocean-facing villas,…

Asia

The Best Hotels In Sri Lanka You Need To Book Into In 2024

Whether you seek the epitome of luxury or prefer a more budget-friendly option, Sri Lanka has a hotel to cater to all tastes and…

Asia

10 Of The Most Beautiful Spots In Sri Lanka

There’s a lot to love about Sri Lanka, from it’s tropical beaches to the cool climate hill country with tea plantations and…

Asia

The Best Beaches In Sri Lanka For Sun, Sand And Surf

If you’re looking for a cheap and relaxing beach holiday but you can’t fathom yet another trip to Bali, look no further than Sri…

Asia

The Best Things To Do In Sri Lanka For Every Type Of Adventurer

Home to stunning beaches, incredible animal experiences, mountains, rainforests, delicious food and must-see sights, there’s no…

Travel

9 Bucket List Destinations Our Urban List Team Are Visiting Next

We’re always manifesting our next adventure here at Urban List, and it's no secret that we love a sneaky hack to help…

Travel

10 Value-Packed Holiday Deals To Suit Every Type Of Traveller

Craving a luxe escape but the cost of living holding you back? Flight Centre’s got you covered. They’ve curated lush…

Travel

4 International Escapes More Pocket-Friendly Than Holidaying At Home This Year

Take your passport out of retirement and get ready to head global—we’ve teamed up with Flight Centre to bring you four…

Travel

Dust Off Your Passport—Urban List Vacays Has Arrived

Dust off your passport—Urban List Vacays has arrived. 

Food & Drink

6 Unmissable Dining Experiences In Singapore To Add To Your Bucket List

From the finest Japanese sashimi to seafood feasts that will live rent-free in your mind forever, book a table at these unmissable RWS…

All Abroad

Here’s Why You Need To Make Japan Your Next Big Escape

High-speed trains, irridescent laneways, endless ramen and underground izakayas—time to get booking.

Asia

14 Of The Best Hotels In Japan To Check Out On Your Next Holiday

Some are pumped with steamy onsens, some ikebana displays and others casually fare free-flowing champagne dinners because, why not?

Travel

Everything You Need To Experience At Resorts World Sentosa In Singapore

From thrilling theme parks and a captivating entertainment calendar to world-class dining and a choice of six luxury…

Asia

7 Epic Spots To Check Out In Singapore After Dark

Singapore is one seriously indulgent place. The buzzing cosmopolitan city is a melting pot of culture, excellent food and even better bars.…

Asia

8 Ways To Tackle Singapore Solo

Singapore is one of the safest and cleanest places in the world, so it’s an absolute no brainer for a solo traveller. It’s also…

Features

A Late Night Taqueria And Disco With A Rooftop Pool Bar Is Opening In Canggu

With a nightclub, rooftop pool, Mexican eats and plenty of tequila, MESA is ticking all our Bali boxes and then…

Travel

8 Of The Best Singapore Stays You Need To Book

We recently teamed up with the legends at Qantas to ask our audience to tell us their most on-point travel experiences, and you certainly…

Things To Do

10 Epic Hidden Gems In Singapore You Can’t Miss

From the Marina Bay Sands infinity pool and Cloud Forest in Gardens by the Bay to Haji Lane and the Raffles Hotel, there are plenty of…

Travel

Meliá Bali: Setting The New Standard In Resort-Style Escapism

Bali is a true choose-your-own adventure destination. Sun, sea, spiritual awakenings, mountains and the odd massage or spa treatment thrown…

Travel

Here’s Every Kind Of Accommodation To Suit Every Kind Of Holiday In Singapore

From way up in the canopy to underwater with the fish, there's something for everyone at RWS.

Asia

Kick Back With The Best Holiday Packages To Book In Bali

Sometimes it’s nice to be able to just sit back and let someone else worry about all the hassle of booking flights and hotels when it…

Asia

7 Beautiful Spots You Need To Check Out In Indonesia That Aren’t Bali

Don’t get us wrong, we love Bali as much as the next person, but there’s a whole lot more to Indonesia that you’re…

Features

How To Win An Unforgettable F1 Experience In Singapore

Singapore Tourism is giving you the chance to win an unforgettable trip of a lifetime to catch the F1 Grand Prix in…

Travel

Check Into 8 Of The Most Surreal Stays Around The World

International travel is back in full swing, and you know what that means—checking into some of the dreamiest digs around the…

Travel

7 Epic Escapes You Need To Book, As Determined By You

Vacations are finally back on and we couldn’t be more pumped. Our bucket list has never been longer, and wanderlust is in full…

Asia

Check Into Mamaka By Ovolo, Bali’s New Pet-Friendly Boutique Hotel

Uncover Bali’s new, luxurious and pet-friendly boutique hotel overlooking both Kuta and Legian—and the endless stretch of shore…

Travel

48 Hours In Singapore

With its manicured roadside gardens, hefty price tags and lack of suspicious street smells, Singapore is more like the South East…

Travel

Book Your Flights, Here’s 5 Unmissable Things To Do In Singapore

International travel is finally back on the table, and our wanderlust hearts couldn’t be more full. We’re so ready for all of…

Asia

Step Into The Future At The World’s First Hologram Hotel

The future is now and a hotel in Japan is leading the way, replacing staff with holograms and robots. At the Henn-na Hotel, located in…

Travel

​7 Reasons To Reignite Your Wanderlust And Plan A Trip To Adventure-Filled Papua New Guinea

Choosing the destination for your next overseas trip won’t be one that is taken lightly, and if you’re looking for a country…

Travel

Cue The Wanderlust, Where To Travel Every Season In Japan

If you’ve only seen Japan in winter or when the cherry blossoms fall, you’ve really only seen one side of the country. So…

Travel

Get Off-The-Beaten-Path With These 3 Adventure-Filled Japanese Escapes

So you want to fly to Japan. Sweet choice! You’ll probably want to spend a week in Tokyo and a few nights in Kyoto—that’s…

Europe

Get Comfy, This Marathon Bus Tour Crosses Through 18 Countries In 70 Days

Jump on this hop-on-hop-off bus tour, taking you through 18 countries in 70 days.

Asia

Muggles Assemble, A Magical Harry Potter World Is Opening In Tokyo

While it’s been nearly two decades since the first Harry Potter flick hit the big screen, our love for the teen wizard and…

Markets & Food Events

Take A Tasty Trip To Singapore At This Drool-Worthy Virtual Food Festival

For the first time in its history, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF)—Singapore’s only event dedicated to local cuisine—is…

Asia

Let The Holiday Planning Begin, Sri Lanka Is About To Re-Open Its Borders

I don’t know about you guys, but Sri Lanka was sitting at the top of the 2020 bucket list for just about everyone I know. But then…

Asia

Hit Up Your Travel Buddy, Japan Might Pay For Your Post-Pandemic Holiday

There’s about 1,000 reasons why we’re so obsessed with Japan. The food, the culture, the people, the snow, the food……

Travel

9 Ways To Travel And Make A Difference At The Same Time

The beauty of travel is that it can be whatever you want it to be. A rustic weekend camping in the bush or boutique hotels and spa days in…

Travel

Start Planning Your Post-Iso Itinerary With These 8 Budget Destinations

We’re all dreaming of a holiday right now, and once international travel is opened back up you’ll be needing a destination that…

Travel

Here’s How To Change Your Flights For Free If You Need To Postpone A Trip

COVID-19 is quite literally taking over the world and if you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who had planned to travel in the next…

Asia

Eat Your Greens At Potato Head’s New Plant-Based Restaurant In Bali

Vegan or not, you’ll want to book yourself a spot at Tanaman, Bali’s newest plant-based restaurant next time you’re…

Asia

Eat Your Way Around Niseko With This Drool-Worthy Food Guide

Not so long ago it was pretty simple to navigate Niseko’s foodie scene, mostly because there was nothing but a few ramen shops,…

Asia

Feast Your Eyes On 5 Of The Most ‘Gram Worthy Spots In Vietnam

2020 might be a brand new decade filled with endless new opportunities, but some things stay the same. Holidaying for the…

Asia

Under The Radar | 5 Reasons You Need To Check Out Vietnam’s Da Nang

The central Vietnamese city of Da Nang is home to unique cultural sites, a gorgeous coastline, and a burgeoning restaurant and bar scene.…

Asia

Drool Your Way Through This The Must-Eat Guide To Hanoi

Hanoi is an eating paradise where the range of delicious options is overshadowed only by their absolute affordability. On any given day, you…

Asia

Start Packing, Here’s Exactly How You Can Fly To Japan Return For Free

If January has your bank balance, liver and holiday memories running low, then we have just what you need—free flights!

Asia

Wake Up In A Jungle Bubble At This Stunning Elephant Sanctuary

In a world first, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is giving travellers the chance to experience something truly…

Travel

Snap Instagram Gold At 10 Of The World’s Most Incredible Forests

Seeing as forest bathing is our new favourite wellness activity, we thought we better find a way to incorporate it into our travel…

Travel

Strap Yourself In, The Nintendo Theme Park Is Getting A Life-Size Mario Kart Track

Ready yourself for peak nostalgia—and the age-old debate of who is better… Mario or Luigi?—because the world is about to…

Asia

Smash Your Way Through Bangkok’s Most Drool-Worthy Eats

One of the world’s great culinary cities, the Thai capital never disappoints on the food front. Read on for our top-10 places to eat…

Travel

Pack Your Bags, Here’s Where You Should Be Travelling To Every Month Of The Year

If you’ve ever found yourself in Bali during school holidays or hoiking your suitcase up 100-year-old staircases in Europe during a…

Travel

Here’s Exactly How To Spend A Blissful 48 Hours In Koh Samui

Is there anything better than lounging poolside on a lush tropical island, cocktail in hand while the stresses of daily life slowly melt…

Travel Tips

Book In Your Annual Leave, Here Are 8 Destinations You Need To Check Out In 2020

From the Summer Olympic Games to cultural extravaganzas and hot hotel openings, there are dozens of reasons to plan a holiday for 2020. Here…

Travel

Wanderlusting | 7 Trips To Add To Your 2020 Travel Hit List

With a brand-spanking-new decade upon us, why not reflect on the travel you’ve done and—better yet—the exciting travel…

Asia

Why You Need To Make Sri Lanka’s Hiriketiya Your Next Holiday Destination

While we hate to play favourites, we’re going to go ahead and say straight up that Hiriketiya is our favourite spot to hang out on the…

Travel

Where To Find 10 Of The Most Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful Waterfalls In The World

There’s nothing better than a good waterfall with the thundering flow of water, dramatic rock faces and bright blue foamy water.…

Asia

Everything You Need To Check Out In Baku, 2020’s Go-To Destination

There are few places left off the beaten path. Anywhere you want to jet set, it’s just a hop, skip and Insta search away. Enter…

Asia

10 Epic Things You Have To Do Next Time You’re In Hong Kong

As far as iconic, beautiful, and other-worldly travel destinations go, Hong Kong is right up there with the best of them. Any traveller…

Travel

Chomp Your Way Through The Best Food Festivals Around The World

We all know that eating like a local is key to a good holiday, but why limit yourself to a single restaurant at each meal when you can taste…

Asia

Everything You Need To Tick Off The Bucket List In Neon-Soaked Seoul

A sprawling metropolis boasting a unique mix of tradition and cutting-edge technology, you need to send Seoul straight to the top of your…

Asia

12 Things You Absolutely Have To Do In Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur (KL) has always moved at slightly breakneck speed. Chinese and Malay tin miners carved out the original settlement in the…

Nail Your Next Working Holiday At 6 Of The Best Business Retreats Around The World

​Whether you’re a big business boss, full-time freelancer or a small-time side-hustler, sometimes you need to get away from the…

Asia

Here’s Why You Should Hike The Annapurna Circuit, From Someone Who’s Actually Done It

​Ever wanted to eat chocolate covered things two or three times a day and not feel guilty about it? Then hiking the Annapurna Circuit…

Asia

Check Out 7 Of The Best Things To Do In Nepal That Aren’t Trekking

When you think of Nepal, you probably think of Everest or the Annapurna Circuit, maybe a couple of other trekking circuits are on the tip of…

Asia

The Ultimate First Timer’s Guide To Seminyak

The destination where you’ll find a never-ending array of jaw-dropping cafes, restaurants and bars in one easily explored location?…

Asia

Everything You Need To Know About Thailand’s Epic Vegetarian Food Festival

Before you disregard this as just any other vegetarian festival, think again, because this nine-day event is like nothing you’ve ever…

Travel

Fill Up The Tank, These Are 10 Of The Best Road Trips In The World

​Sometimes it’s nice to give up the gas guzzler for a big city holiday, but if you’re the kind who likes to explore beyond…

Asia

Gear Up, Here’s The Ultimate First Timer’s Guide to Vietnam

​We are very fortunate in Australia to experience a generous portion of Vietnamese culture. Just head to Cabramatta in Sydney’s…

Travel

Prepare To Drool, These Are The 10 Tastiest Food Markets Around The World

Experiencing the local cuisine is usually the number one priority for us when on holiday, and there’s no better place to do it than at…

Asia

Book Your Flights, Singapore’s Most Iconic Hotel Has Finally Reopened

Following a more than two-year long renovation, Singapore’s oldest hotel, Raffles, has officially reopened its doors. The iconic…

Homewares

Save Up, Here Are 15 Of The Coolest Art Events You Need To Travel To

If ever the day comes when you’ll be able to hop on your private jet to collect exquisite art, we’ve found some of the…

Asia

Pack Your Bags, A Bubble Tea Theme Park Is Coming To Japan

There’s no denying it, bubble tea is having a serious moment. And if you needed further proof of our obsession with this tasty tipple…

Asia

Check Into This Epic Bali Hotel That Lets You Cuddle Puppies Poolside

What makes a dreamy tropical holiday 1000 times better? Puppies of course. If winter has you feeling down, you’ll want to book in…

Asia

Why You Need To Plan Your Next Holiday At This Island Turtle Sanctuary

Home to stunning beaches, mountains, rainforests, delicious food and must-see sights, it’s not surprising Sri Lanka has risen to the…

Travel Tips

How Freediving Will Take Your Meditation Practice To The Next Level

If you’ve heard of freediving but don’t really know what it entails, you might think it’s crazy, dangerous, reckless or…

Travel

Why You Need To Think About Overtourism Before You Book Your Next Holiday

Dirt cheap airfares and new flight paths popping up every other month means travel is more accessible than it ever has been before, which is…

Travel

10 Ways To Tackle Hong Kong Solo

All the statistics show that solo travel is one of the most popular, and fastest growing, ways to see the world. And while many of us go it…

Travel

A First-Timer’s Guide To Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a foodie destination crammed with so many culinary options in a jam-packed space you’re likely to suffer from…

Travel

Here’s A Peep At The World’s Tallest Indoor Waterfall

Being at the airport doesn’t have to be boring; that is if you’re flying through Singapore’s Changi Airport. In case you…

Asia

4 Neighbourhoods To Check Out In Bali That Aren’t Seminyak

When you’re thinking about an overseas holiday away from the tourist hordes, Bali is probably the last place that springs to mind. And…

Travel

Here’s Where You Can Dine Inside An Art Installation

If you’re looking for a zen dining experience, you might want to check out the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong.

Travel

Your Guide To The Most Luxurious Experiences In Bali

It’s no secret that we are big fans of Bali. So, in an effort to have something more than Friday lunch in the calendar to look forward…

Asia

Heads Up, Bali Just Scored Two Killer New Restaurants

Bali can do no wrong. The people are lovely, the massages are cheap and the weather is amazing.

Travel

Ditch The City, This Beachfront Hotel Is Transforming Into An Immersive Music Festival

 Baba Beach Club will transform into a music-lovers’ hotel and will play host for five days of tunes, wellness and art.

Asia

A Mobile Disco Is Coming To This Stunning Bali Beach Club

Cliff top oasis and Bali beach club Ulu Ciffhouse has been redefining beachside nightlife since it opened its doors in 2017. With direct…

Asia

Your Ultimate Crazy Rich Asians Guide To Singapore

Unless you’ve been living under some kind of well-ventilated rock you’ll know all about a little film called Crazy Rich…

Asia

Singapore’s Changi Airport Has Transformed Into A Harry Potter Wonderland So Book Your Flights

Christmas has come early for Harry Potter fans everywhere thanks to the legends at Changi Airport in Singapore. They've teamed up with…

Asia

Two Fingers Canggu | The Verdict

Between its urban interior and playful Mexican-fusion menu, Two Fingers feels more like New York or Melbourne than the tropical…

Travel

7 Airport Stopovers That Rival The Holiday Itself

Bet you thought those hours between flights were for handy-wipe showers and napping in a corner didn’t you? Well, they can be, if you…

Asia

A Brand New Restaurant Just Opened In Canggu And We’ve Already Booked Our Flights

Crafted with the exemplary vision of the Brett Group (the guys behind Fishbone Local, in case you were wondering), Mason should be on top of…

Asia

We Finally Know When Bali’s New Beach Club Tropicola Is Opening

If you needed another excuse to escape winter and head to Bali, Tropicola is it. The brand new beach club from the guys behind…

Travel

Here’s How to Spend 48 Hours in Nusa Lembongan

It’s time to chat about Bali; you’ve all been there once or twice in your lifetime. You’ve probably ticked Seminyak off…

Asia

We Found A Luxe AF Bali Villa Perfect For Your Next Girls Vacay

For anyone who’s ever tried to organise a girls’ trip, we feel you.

Asia

Tropicola Is The New Bali Beach Club You Need To Know About

If you needed another excuse to escape winter and head to Bali, Tropicola is it. The brand new beach club from the guys behind…

Asia

Tropicola Is The New Bali Beach Club You Need To Know About

If you needed another excuse to escape winter and head to Bali, Tropicola is it. The brand new beach club from the guys behind…

Asia

The Top 10 Places To Grab Ramen In Tokyo

Hopeless Ramen-tic’s listen up. The Japanese staple of ramen reigns supreme in Toyko.  It has everything you could dream of:…