Category Archives: Asia

Asia: Nine Raffles Hotels showcase local artistry

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Excerpt: In Singapore, guests view paintings by emerging artists; in Cambodia, they can catch a puppet show; in the Seychelles, they see work by a painter, the only one on the island of Praslin. It’s …

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Daily Deal: Malaysia and Bali from $1,999 a person

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Excerpt: Sayang Holidays, in conjunction with Tourism Malaysia, is offering the Wonderful Malaysia with Bali package for travelers to visit Malaysia and Bali, starting at $1,999 per person. The deal: For a limited time travelers …

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Hong Kong: Tea dances waltz back into the picture at the Peninsula

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Excerpt: The Peninsula Hong Kong is inviting guests to step back into an age of elegance as the hotel reintroduces tea dances, once a famed afternoon ritual in the lobby. As part of the celebration …

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Asia: Festival to honor street food across the globe

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Excerpt: Hungry for a change of pace? The World Street Food Jamboree in Singapore, May 31 to June 9, may be the place to find it. The event, described as a “mega street food feast,” …

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Asia: What are the top 101 restaurants?

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Excerpt: It was a big job, but somebody had to do it, said editors at the Daily Meal. So they set out to recognize Asia’s top 101 restaurants. The list, which took six months to …

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Maldives: Surf’s up for competitors in Indian Ocean contest

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Excerpt: Catch a pricey wave this summer at one of the world’s most exclusive surfing events in the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. Four Seasons Maldives Surf Champions Trophy contest, scheduled Aug. …

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In Thailand, a resort for the greater good

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Excerpt: MAE WANG, Thailand — As we sat together on a long, narrow raft of bamboo, Alexa Pham dipped her hand into the quickly moving river. “It’s the really simple things,” she said with a …

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Hoofing it through Myanmar’s mountains

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Excerpt: Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar — Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable …

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Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection

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Excerpt: NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II …

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China: A nation’s spirit felt in Nanjing

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Excerpt: China — I approached Nanjing on a bullet train from Shanghai, just 160 miles away, watching the weirdly empty countryside whip past my window. The world’s most populous nation seemed to be missing a …

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