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Floating spa to Ho Chi Minh City << Devanshi Mody



Heritage Line’s “boutique” cruiser, an ode to Moghul emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, revolutionizes Mekong cruises with its first floating spa and an eight-day itinerary between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap. “Mekong at your own pace” is the cruise’s floating philosophy. Explore historic and rustic Indochina through wetlands with pre-Angkorian temples, mangroves, marshlands, swaths of tropical jungles, fish farms and bird sanctuaries. 90

Enjoy personalised excursions, expert guides and trailing butlers. Personalised excursions include Cai Be-Venice of the Mekong Delta. On this “Venice Cruise”, your private sampan


navigates the Cai Be man-made canals with a meander through its vibrant floating market. On Dong Hoa Hiep islet, discover indigenous existence that trots along its merry gait. Visit also the 19th-Century ancient Mandarin House and Binh Thanh whose people process and weave water hyacinths.

and exquisite Khmer craft at the National Museum. This exotica is pervaded by French colonial chic.

The Phnom Penh “Paris of the East” part of the cruise plunges you into a world of Apsara dancers, the whiteand-gold Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda

Be this not your idea of gastronomy, then more civilized creations are available onboard. Sup privately, romantically by candle light, in the Observatory envied by the moon and the

If the itinerary includes a pause at Tonle Sap, which has more fish than any other lake in the world, then Skon arrests with its fried spiders, a local delicacy arrests…

stars; for you are the star of this epicurean spectacle, attended as you are by a personal waiter who swirls you in a four-course feast. Relish being the sheikh of the wake, and also the cake, given the boat’s delicate desserts. The sites on the cruise bewitch. If you can manage to escape the captivating cabins. Luxuriate in colonial suites with swaddling bed linen, sumptuous upholstery, Jacuzzi-balconies and panoramic views. Book the white marble Taj Mahal Royal Suite or

Shah Jahan Lover’s Suite. This Moghul emperor was reputedly a lover of fine things, and finesse incarnates in cabin décor where delightful Moghul motifs flirt with British colonial charm (dark wood floors & furniture, brass fittings, etc). And, butler service includes free laundry (very useful), VIP turndown gifts and scented whirlpool bath. But for a right royal splash on the top deck reigns the biggest pool, and the only Jacuzzipool on the Mekong.

Bookings by email:; website:; and telephone: (848) 5412 3781 (ext 204). Doubles from £3509 for eight days (rate excludes Phnom Penh Port Tax U.S. $65/person).



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‫رايس بودجن فاكتوري يقدم األرز بحلة جديدة‬ ‫ألول مرة في الكويت‬ ‫يقدم محل «رايس‬ ‫بودنج فاكتوري‬ ‫‪Rice Pudding‬‬ ‫‪ »Factory‬منتجاً‬ ‫فريداً من نوعه‪ ،‬ليعيد‬ ‫إحياء األرز (العيش) في‬ ‫حياتنا اليومية بحلة‬ ‫جديدة حديثة ومتميزة‬ ‫في عالم الحلويات أو‬ ‫باألخص ما يسمى عالم‬ ‫«أغذية السعادة ‪Feel‬‬ ‫‪.»Good Food‬‬ ‫وبلغت أهمية األرز‬ ‫لدى آبائنا وأجدادنا حداً‬ ‫جعلهم يطلقون عليه‬ ‫اسم «العيش»‪ ،‬وبإلهام‬ ‫من هذه المحبة التي‬

‫يكنونها ووحي من‬ ‫المطابخ األجنبية ابتكرنا‬ ‫الرايس بودنج فاكتوري!‬ ‫يشار إلى أن‪ ‬الرايس‬ ‫بودنج هو عبارة عن‬ ‫«كسترد عيش» أي أرز‬ ‫مخلوط بالحليب بمقادير‬ ‫سرية لخلق وصفة‬ ‫سحرية‪ ،‬تدغدغ حواس‬ ‫التذوق لديك لتشعرك‬ ‫بطعم السعادة‪.‬‬ ‫بخطوات قليلة‪ ،‬يمكنك‬ ‫اختيار الطعم الحار أو‬ ‫البارد والحجم المناسب‬ ‫لك مع اإلضافات‬ ‫المتنوعة واالستمتاع بها‬ ‫مع األهل واألصدقاء‪ .‬آن‬ ‫األوان ليستمتع جميع‬

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