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Holidaying with kids in Asia: 4 fantastic options

Holidaying with kids in Asia: 4 fantastic options

TRAVELING with children doesn’t have to be difficult in Asia. Not only do the varying cultural delights offer interesting options for kids but there is wildlife, healthy food, affordable accommodation and excellent beach resorts and activities to keep them occupied. In addition to that, Asian cultures are excellent at including and catering for children so…>

The loss of a Burmese icon: ‘Moustache Brother’ Par Par Lay passes away

The loss of a Burmese icon: ‘Moustache Brother’ Par Par Lay passes away

MOST tourists that made the trek north to the Burmese city of Mandalay would have stopped by the Moustache Brothers for their nightly cultural shows. However, the comedic trio of U Par Par Lay, U Lu Zaw and Lu Maw lost the leader of their troupe last week when Par Par Lay passed away. Aged…>

Two wheels good: Celebrating the resilience of the humble bike

Two wheels good: Celebrating the resilience of the humble bike

WE’VE all heard tales of China’s, and indeed all of Asia’s, rising middle class spending their money on all kinds of things from cars, to luxury foods and travel thanks to their booming economy. However one of the latest fads has been high end bicycle models. This is probably most surprising as bikes have long…>

5 great ways to unwind in Malaysia

5 great ways to unwind in Malaysia

By Lakshmi Sharath SING with the birds or indulge in a spa – Malaysia is where you need to head for a relaxing holiday Think Malaysia and the images that come to mind are varied and myriad. The skyline dotted with the tallest towers merges with the beautiful beaches and takes you into a world…>

In pictures: Charming Kochi on India’s south coast

In pictures: Charming Kochi on India’s south coast

KOCHI, formerly Cochin, is a port city on the west coast of India. What makes Kochi unique is that it was once the centre of the Indian spice trade. Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Greeks, Romans, Jews, Arabs and Chinese all traded here and all left their influence on the city in a collection of religious establishments,…>

In pictures: Mussoorie, Queen of the hills

In pictures: Mussoorie, Queen of the hills

Mussoorie, in Uttarkhand, India, is often called the “Queen of the Hills” and for very good reason, as these photos should attest. Nestled into the foothills of the Himalayas in a region known as the Garhwal, there are abeautiful views from every angle whether they be of the resident monkey population, the dusky hills at…>

A multi-cultural tour of Penang, Malaysia

A multi-cultural tour of Penang, Malaysia

By Natasha von Geldern The rickshaw turned smoothly on to the Esplanade and the crumbling colonial administrative buildings along the waterfront breeze past. In the multi-cultural country of Malaysia perhaps nowhere is quite so vibrantly diverse as Penang, the state and island off the west coast of the Malaysian peninsula. The capital of Penang –…>

Padmini Niwas

Mussoorie, Uttarkhand, India

Padmini Niwas

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The Opposite House

Beijing, Sanlitun, China

The Opposite House

Artistic and luxurious boutique hotel


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Hotel G

Beijing, Sanlitun, China

Hotel G

Urban Retro Chic


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The Orchid

Beijing, Gulou, China

The Orchid Beijing

Boutique renovated hutong hotel


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Grace Hotel Beijing

Beijing, 798 Art District, China

Grace Hotel Beijing

Art-centric, chic boutique hotel


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Villa Kiara Boutique Hotel

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Barefoot Sakau Lodge

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The Peninsula

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Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

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Shangri La Bangkok

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The Heritage House & Gardens

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