Bangkok: Pathum Wan District

The Pathum Wan District is one of the youngest in Bangkok. Although the region is best known for shopping, it offers much more in terms of culture ranging from hundred-year-old Buddhist temples to modern art galleries. Here are just a few attractions to check out while you are there. PRINT GUIDE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. WHAT TO SEE … Explore More

Bangkok: Phra Nakhon District

Home to a plethora of ornate temples and timeless landmarks, the Phra Nakhon District is at the center of Bangkok’s unparalleled culture. Situated along the Chao Phraya River, this iconic district is one of the true cornerstones of a thriving metropolis. PRINT GUIDE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. WHAT TO SEE Wat Bowonniwet Vihara Start your day with a … Explore More

Bangkok: Watthana District

With a strong immigrant population, Watthana is known for its thriving restaurant scene and lively shopping centers. This district’s diverse population makes it the perfect place to visit when you are in the mood for fantastic regional fare. PRINT GUIDE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. WHAT TO DO Somdet Saranrat Maneerom Public Park You don’t have to travel far … Explore More

Bangkok: Sathorn District

A little quieter than Bangkok’s main tourist hotspots, Sathorn (also spelled Sathon) is known for its trendy restaurants and refined hotels. The Skytrain and Chao Phraya riverboat service make it an ideal spot for exploring other parts of the city. But as our itinerary shows, some of the most charming parts of Bangkok can be … Explore More

Diners Club® The Best of Shanghai Dining Event

Diners Club International®, in conjunction with VOL Group, hosted a Behind the Best of Shanghai dining series, a special two-night culinary event on October 26 & 27 in Huangpu District of Shanghai, China. The two-night dining experience, exclusively for Diners Club® clubmembers, was held at the newly unveiled “Shanghai Lounge” – Bund.5 salon, a multi-functional space … Explore More

Top 10 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards are like the “Oscars for the Culinary World” and the winners were revealed for 2016 at the W Bangkok on 29 February. Bangkok’s Gaggan won the coveted No. 1 spot as Asia’s Best Restaurant as well as the Best Restaurant in Thailand award for the second year in a row. … Explore More

The Top 3 Landmark Attractions in Bangkok

Known for its grand historical attractions, Bangkok is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. If you are visiting the “City of Angels” for the first time, these top three landmarks are a must-see on your travel list and can be seen in one day since they are so close in proximity — Explore, Embark … Explore More

Chef Thompson Honored With 2016 Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award

Today, David Thompson has been named the recipient of the 2016 Diners Club®Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious accolade is part of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy; an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene. In 1986, Australian-born Chef David … Explore More

Experience the Beauty and Luxury of Seoul

Bowl of Chueotang – Perfect for Winter in Seoul Winter in Seoul is bitterly cold yet beautiful with snow-covered mountains and parks creating a romantic ambiance. From skiing to ice skating in an outdoor rink, to hanging out in an indoor theme park or relaxing at a sauna, Seoul offers an abundance of all-ages attractions. … Explore More

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in China

January 21–February 20 marks the 2016 Chinese New Year with New Year’s Day falling on February 8. Millions travel from both home and abroad through Mainland China to experience this celebration and delight in the many attractions and historical treasures China offers. Although Chinese New Year is the most crowded time of the year, February … Explore More

Book Winter Adventures in India

 Shimla This winter, escape to the snowy beauty of Shimla nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, where you’ll be dazzled by the mountains and pine forests. As the capital city of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, the wintry ambiance and nature paradise of Shimla is a big draw for honeymooners, Indian tourists, and adventure travel … Explore More

Gaggan Anand’s #BestMealEver

“Wow, how did they do this? Wow, wow!” said Gaggan Anand, owner and executive chef of Bangkok Indian restaurant Gaggan, (No.1, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, No. 10 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015) when asked about his #BestMealEver experience that mystified his sensibilities. Dining at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain … Explore More

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Join Us to Celebrate Asia’s Finest Dining

Next week, Diners Club will be traveling to Singapore to celebrate Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 with some of the leading chefs in the world. As the Official Financial Services Sponsor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, we will be on the ground for the awards ceremony on Monday, March 9, and for the festivities surrounding the … Explore More

5 Hotels to Explore in China

As Asia’s largest and most diverse nation, there are countless reasons to plan a vacation to China. There’s the country’s rich history, a landscape that offers it all—from rainforests to mountains to beaches, its innovative modern culture and its delicious cuisine. But after reading this list of luxury hotels, you may find yourself planning a … Explore More

Where to Dine in Asia: 8 Restaurants to Try

    For superior dining experiences in Asia, we suggest adding the following eight restaurants to your “must try” list. This month’s Global Selection from the Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy honors eight restaurants in Asia, from Hong Kong to India. The expert members of the Academy vote each year on the best … Explore More

8 Restaurants to Watch in Southeast Asia and Australia

  Each month, from June through January, the Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy honors a selection of eight outstanding restaurants from different regions around the world.  In partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the monthly Global Selection highlights top restaurants from the chosen region, the chefs behind each eatery and his or her standout … Explore More

India Expands Successful Golf Privileges Programme

For more than two decades, Diners Club International® has used golf to connect with our clubmembers. HDFC Bank, the franchise of Diners Club in India, is continuing this tradition through its Golf Programme, which gives their clubmembers extraordinary access to golf games and lessons at courses in India and around the world. The program has … Explore More

APAC Regional Conference Attendees

Synergies Build Momentum for Diners Club Asia Pacific

In a global company like Diners Club International®, our annual regional meetings offer a time for leadership from the region’s franchises, Diners Club and Discover Financial Services to reconnect, provide business updates, and discover new synergies for the future. Our recent Asia Pacific (APAC) Regional Conference, held June 2-5, 2014 in Tokyo, delivered on and … Explore More

Diners Club Cards Launched in Bangladesh

May 14, 2014 marked a special day for Diners Club International® – the launch of our new franchise in Bangladesh: Eastern Bank Limited (EBL). This is the first time Diners Club has entered the Bangladesh market, one of the top 5 key emerging economies in 2014, and a GDP growth rate forecasted at 6.1% in … Explore More

Chef Li Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Chef Ivan Li: Heir to An Imperial Chinese Legacy

Last week, the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 was announced. The winner: Ivan Li (Li Xiao Lin), Executive Chef and co-owner of Family Li Imperial Cuisine. Chef Li has made his mark on the culinary world, drawing inspiration from recipes recorded by his great-grandfather, Li Shunqing, who oversaw the imperial … Explore More

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Forum 2013

A Look Ahead to Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

On February 24, 2014, restaurateurs, chefs, food lovers and media from around the world will turn their attention to Singapore for the unveiling of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014. For the second year in a row, Diners Club International® is the Official Financial Services Sponsor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, continuing our time-honored association with … Explore More

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Creating Engagement and Fostering Innovation: Diners Club in Asia Pacific

The positive energy generated by a group of individuals, coming together under a common goal can be powerful. Put this energy to action, and it becomes transformational. Tremendous potential and kinetic energy combined in one room as franchise partners, acquiring partners and colleagues from Diners Club and Discover came together for the Diners Club International® … Explore More

Sponsoring the Inaugural Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards

We are proud to announce that Diners Club International is now “The Official Financial Services Sponsor” of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards for 2013. theworlds50best.com   One of the most hotly anticipated annual restaurant lists, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is an annual snapshot of the opinions and … Explore More