Travel

The world is so vast and there are so many places yet to explore.
Here are some destination ideas for your next vacation and tips to make your trips fuss-free.

A Walk On The Wild Side
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Going on a hiking adventure doesn’t mean you have to give up creature comforts. Here’s how you can spend the day as an intrepid explorer and enjoy the night in luxury. Machu Picchu by rail A visit to the wondrous archaeological site of Machu Picchu is on every avid adventurer’s buck...
Crossed Signals
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Hand gestures that are commonly used where you live could be considered rude elsewhere. When holidaying abroad, don’t upset the locals by showing what you think are acceptable hand signals. Here are some gestures and what they mean in various settings. OK How: Form an ‘O’ by connecti...
Travel Safe
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Whether you are heading overseas for work or leisure, it is best to think of safety first. Here are various issues you should consider. From navigating a new place to appreciating its sights, sounds, people and culture, there is much to grasp and learn. The breathtaking sceneries of the natur...
Myanmar Moods
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Why visiting the mysterious Southeast Asian country should be on your bucket list, plus where to sleep, what to eat and goodies to take home. The largest country in mainland Southeast Asia is also arguably its most mysterious, having been closed to the rest of the world until the better part ...
Health On The Go
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Jetting off somewhere? Are yourself with the right medications and vaccinations before making that trip. With diseases rife in some parts of the world, one thing you must do before travelling is to get vaccinated. Vaccination can prevent certain deadly diseases among travellers of all ages. B...
andBeyond: A Luxury Desert Lodge That Cares About Sustainability
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From conservation-led travel company andBeyond comes the andBeyond Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve a newly refurbished collection of lodges in the heart of the coastal Namib Desert in Namibia, South Africa. Namib, which means a vast place in the local Khoekhoe language, spans more than 2,000km...
Weird Yuletide Traditions
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If your idea of Christmas involves angelic carollers, silent nights, turkey dinner, and a pine tree decked with baubles, you may need to adjust your expectations if you are planning to spend Christmas in these countries. These five countries have some strange Yuletide practices that is worth to c...
Fancy a Relaxing and Luxurious Getaway? Montigo Resorts Seminyak Beckons!
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The Montigo Resorts Seminyak in Bali is popular and raved for good reason—it is within stone’s throw to the island’s best shops, art galleries, restaurants and bars; and caters to multi-generational travelers as well as family and corporate groups. As a testament to its luxurious accommoda...
72 Hours in Hanoi
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Hanoi is a melting pot of traditional influences and modern niceties, all fused into a marvellously exotic spirit. Here is how you can experience the best sights and sounds of Vietnam’s scooter-infested capital in three days. Day 1 Stop1: Old Quarter Upon arrival, fuel up for the day ...
72 Hours In Tai Chung
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There is much more to this Taiwanese city than massive night markets and spicy hotpots. For your next trip there, steer away from commonplace attractions and venture into the less-visited spots further south. Day 1 Stop1: Yide Mansion Start your trip by visiting some hidden gems in Taic...
The Edge of Exotic
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Ever since the world learnt about this ruggedly beautiful country’s Happiness Index, fascination among travellers has grown. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say this was a movie set. I am standing inside a dimly lit hallway, watching a scene that seems incongruous in this day and age....
72 Hours In Wakkanai
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You may be familiar with Sapporo, Otaru and Furano in Hokkaido, but mention Wakkanai (which means “cold water river”) and you would probably draw a blank. Take a trip to explore Japan’s northernmost city and be treated to an abundance of nature, sumptuous seafood and breathtaking scenery. D...
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