Category Archives: Asia

Asia: Nine Raffles Hotels showcase local artistry

Archived; click post to view.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 all … Continue reading

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

Archived; click post to view.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 can … Continue reading

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

Archived; click post to view.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 of … Continue reading

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Asia: Festival to honor street food across the globe

Archived; click post to view.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,” will … Continue reading

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Asia: What are the top 101 restaurants?

Archived; click post to view.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 compile, … Continue reading

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

Archived; click post to view.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. 26-Sept. … Continue reading

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In Thailand, a resort for the greater good

Archived; click post to view.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 long … Continue reading

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Hoofing it through Myanmar’s mountains

Archived; click post to view.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 of … Continue reading

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Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection

Archived; click post to view.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 to … Continue reading

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China: A nation’s spirit felt in Nanjing

Archived; click post to view.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 billion … Continue reading

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