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Asia & South Asia

HOKKAIDO Haiku

By Jane Adams | Oct 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Most travelers head to Hokkaido for the world’s best powder skiing, but Japan’s northernmost and volatile volcanic island beguiles in the tranquil summer ‘green season’ too. Home of the indigenous Ainu, Hokkaido boasts the longest prefectural coastline in Japan, a remarkable 4460 kilometers of cliffs, bays, curvaceous peninsulas, remote fishing villages and evocative waves and…

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Singapore’s Best Architecture and Food

By Michael Webb | May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Michael Webb visits Singapore to explore its culture, food and architecture.  In its fifty plus years of independence, the city-state of Singapore has transformed itself into an Asian version of Switzerland: prosperous, clean, and meticulously organized. But the vibrant street life of its multi-cultural enclaves–Chinese, Islamic and Indian–still flourishes amid the gleaming towers. Taxis and Uber…

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MYANMAR: On the River from Mandalay

By Jane Adams | Feb 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

‘Can’t you ‘ear their paddles chunkin’ from Rangoon to Mandalay? On the road to Mandalay, Where the flyin’-fishes play, An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ‘crost the Bay! -RUDYARD KIPLING Any list of the world’s great rivers includes the mighty Irrawaddy (aka Ayeyarwady), the backbone and lifeline of the embracing troubled land…

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Big and Little in JAPAN: Why Tokyo is Good for Kids

By Kristina Foster | Jul 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Shibuya, Tokyo

From cute hedgehog cafes to the giant Pokémon headquarters and the city’s most urban shrine, little travelers can see curious places that are big in Japan.

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George Town, PENANG: Heritage Hotel Capital

By Jane Adams | Jun 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
E&O, George Town, Penang

Penang has been named as the premier 2017 Asian ‘Must See’ destination, singled out its street food and art scene. Jane Adams gives her vote to the island’s capital George Town, for its wonderfully preserved heritage hotel.

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Discover JAPAN’s Private Art Collections

By Jane Adams | Feb 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kurashiki, Japan

Some of Japan’s most enthralling art collections are private, and finding them can prove challenging, especially when directions are in Japanese and nailed to lamp posts. But if you like your Picassos, Van Goghs and Renoirs with a little adventure, be sure to visit these off-grid museums.

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The Essence of BURMA

By Jacki Ueng | Dec 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

One writer explores the Southeast Asian gem of Burma, now that the doors of tourism have been opened and are welcoming visitors.

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On the Waterfront, SHANGHAI

By Jane Adams | Oct 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Mr and Mrs Bund

Cosmopolitan China is epitomised in Shanghai’s Bund riverfront precinct. Jane Adams strolls its boulevards and boardwalk discovering arts, eats and other oriental treats.

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The Dancing Nymphs of Angkor, CAMBODIA

By Will Ottley | Sep 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Will Ottley explores the Buddhist/Hindu temples of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat complex and discovers the wisdom of ancient civilizations, displayed in the treasure trove of temples and monuments left behind.

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INTERVIEW: Hotel Design Guru Alexandra Champalimaud

By Kate Ayrton | Sep 7, 2016 | 13 Comments
Alexandra Champalimaud

The award-winning interior designer specializing in hospitality design talks to us about her current projects, what makes a great hotel, and which properties should definitely be on your travel shortlist.

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