• Backpacking in Da Nang: The 'European' Asia adventure

    Sep 24, 2018 | 05:08 am

    At 1,487 metres in height, the seemingly magical outlook of a huge European-style castle stands elegantly amid the lush foliage, beckoning travellers to one of Vietnam's most-visited destinations, Da Nang, to see this most stunning sight with their own eyes.

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  • More seeking southern comfort

    Sep 23, 2018 | 22:05 pm

    Following a mobile cabinet meeting to Chumphon and Ranong last month, various bodies are coming up with ideas to expedite promoting coastal attractions further south on the spectacular western coastline as an extension to the already popular destinations in Phetchaburi's Cha-am district and Prachuap Khiri Khan's Hua Hin district.

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  • Govt mulls plan for 1 visa, 5 cities

    Sep 23, 2018 | 18:44 pm

    The plan for a single visa for "Five Chiang Cities" will be proposed to spur tourism among four countries in the Mekong Region and add quality tourists to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces of Thailand.

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  • Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link

    Sep 22, 2018 | 21:14 pm

    HONG KONG: A new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched on Sunday, a multi-billion dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city's territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing.

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  • Borneoto be wild

    Sep 22, 2018 | 17:00 pm

    Landing in Kota Kinabalu, we weren't sure what to expect. The name, to most globetrotters, conjures up the sky-piercing Gurung Kinabalu -- a mountain whose conquerable peak of 4,095m entices both novice and serious mountaineers from all over the world. But we weren't here for that. We were here for everything else (that the Malaysian Tourism Board could stuff) in between.

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  • Last trishaw driver still rolling at 76

    Sep 21, 2018 | 07:49 am

    SUKHOTHAI: Thong Mektanee began driving a trishaw in Sawankhalok municipality when he was 26 years old and shows no signs of slowing down 50 years later. He’s the last of his kind.

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  • Hua Hin completes laying shark net off beach

    Sep 20, 2018 | 09:27 am

    PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Hua Hin authorities have finished installing a shark net off the beach where a Norwegian was attacked during his swim five months ago.

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  • Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

    Sep 20, 2018 | 03:42 am

    MUMBAI: A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.

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  • Koh Lan's best-kept secret revealed

    Sep 19, 2018 | 18:00 pm

    Millions of people from around the world have visited Koh Lan, the popular island just 8km off the shore of Pattaya. However, very few of them -- I guarantee -- got to enjoy such stunning scenery like what you are seeing in some of the photos shown here.

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  • The charm of the Deep South

    Sep 19, 2018 | 18:00 pm

    A promised return to normalcy in the violence-torn Deep South brings hope for authorities and entrepreneurs to draw tourists back to certain areas. A royally-initiated project and unique occupations in Narathiwat, and numerous natural and cultural attractions in the peaceful Betong district of Yala, are among the highlights on the Narathiwat-Betong-Pattani route. This route is one of several being...

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