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Avalon Artistry II on the Romantic Rhine cruise. - Photo from Avalon Waterways.
White Desert â¿¿ Farafra, Egypt. - Photo from TripAdvisor
An efficient public transport system is crucial in upgrading the liveability of Penang. - Photo from Agoda.com. (Inset) Penangites welcome a new and improved public transport system that provides another alternative - the LRT, besides the current buses and taxis. - File pic
A screenshot of the award-winning video.

Rolling, rolling on the river

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Making Penang more liveable

Big wins for Malaysian tourism video - Updated

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An efficient public transport system is crucial in upgrading the liveability of Penang. - Photo from Agoda.com. (Inset) Penangites welcome a new and improved public transport system that provides another alternative - the LRT, besides the current buses and taxis. - File pic

Making Penang more liveable

26 July 2014

Penang is set for a progressive, creative, sustainable, prosperous and empowered society. But a seamless and accessible public transport system is crucial.

A screenshot of the award-winning video.

Big wins for Malaysian tourism video - Updated

24 July 2014

Our country’s tourism promotional video is gaining attention on the awards circuit.

Tourism Malaysia has renewed its promotional efforts in China. - Photo from Tourism Malaysia

Malaysian pull for Chinese tourists

23 July 2014

Tourism Malaysia’s promotion is gaining momentum in China despite recent hiccups.

View at the top of Mt Kinabalu. Kota Kinabalu is a favoured destination for both Malaysians and international travellers. - Photo from TripAdvisor

Interest in Malaysian travel up

22 July 2014

Rising interest from long-haul travellers paints positive picture for the country’s tourism industry.

How travellers tip

19 July 2014

A NEW, international travel survey of tipping trends reveals that Americans are the best tippers and Italians the worst.

Places that include Braille description, such as the Sanchi Stupa in India, help to enhance a blind person's travel experience. - Biswarup Ganguly/ Wikimedia Commons

The joy of travelling for the visually impaired

19 July 2014

The lack of sightseeing options does not deter the blind and visually impaired from travelling.

Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Canada. Aussies and Kiwis named Canada as their dream destination. - Photo from AFP

Travellers' popular destinations

17 July 2014

The most popular destinations for travellers around the world has been tabulated.

"If you are not scared of heights, the plank walk could be a unique and spectacular experience." - Photo from TripAdvisor

Eight heart-pumping skywalks

15 July 2014

Do you like living on the edge? How about walking on the edge albeit temporarily?

Stunning view...Spa on the Rocks. - Photo from Agoda.com

Malaysian spa on top of the world

14 July 2014

Holidays are great but a visit to spa not only makes it more special but is a rejuvenating experience. Here is Agoda.com’s list of the world’s best hotel spas.

More leg room, please: Uncomfortable seats were the top pet peeve, according to a large survey of air travellers. - AFP photo

Uncomfortable seats and other flying pains

12 July 2014

Flyers vote on their biggest gripes and grievances in air travel.

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Musings about a Bangkok hotel

9 November 2013

It is situated at a fashionable address, and is clearly classy and elegant.

Putting the pleasure back in business

12 October 2013

‘Bleasure’ – referring to business and leisure – is a growing trend among business travellers.

Five-star treatment at Hilton Phuket Arcadia

14 September 2013

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa offers not just plush rooms but plenty of on-site activities for a fun-filled holiday.

Paddy House, where the writer stayed.

Weekend getaway at Sunset Valley in Langkawi island

4 May 2013

This no-frills getawayoffers a hard-to-beatsense of serenity.

Desaru’s hidden gem

30 March 2012

Life’s a beach at Pulai Desaru Beach Resort & Spa. Located in the heart of Desaru, Johor, the resort combines panoramic views of the South China Sea with lush tropical rainforests and exudes a f...

Orchard living

28 March 2012

Tucked away in the quiet district of Mantin in Negri Sembilan, is a unique nature retreat that offers visitors an eye-opening and rejuvenating experience.For a little bit of peace and a whole lot of b...

Socially responsible resort

28 March 2012

Berjaya does its part for Mother Nature.An island where you can trek through the lush jungle, and then run across the powdery sand for a dip in crystal-clear waters: Tioman Island, or Pulau Tioman, is...

Fit for a Ming king

22 March 2012

One of the newest hotels in Kota Kinabalu gets an enthusiastic thumbs up from our reporter.Four-star hotel but a five-star experience. That about sums up my stay at the Ming Garden Hotel & Reside...

Back to nature

27 February 2012

A jungle resort that offers both adventure and relaxation in equal measure is only just a few hours away from the city. Perfect for KLites looking to get back to nature.Set amidst the lush jungle of P...

Old-world charm

10 February 2012

Clove Hall in George Town, Penang, is a guesthouse that feels like somebody just opened the doors to their lovely home to you.Think Penang, think old-world charm. Think old-world charm, and you’ll get...

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PLOY wins TripAdvisor award

6 August 2013

KL restaurant honoured with Certificate of Excellence.

Crazy about organic coffee

1 July 2013

During his involvement with non-governmental organisations across South-East Asia, Tan Jo Hann crossed paths with coffee-centric communities in different parts of the region.

Serving the best of both worlds

24 June 2013

Thai food is often associated with spicy tom yam but there is a wider selection of dishes than just that.

Soup(er) duper!

22 June 2013

A 20-year-old restaurant continues the practice of offering healthful soups.

Down the hatch: A simple dressing of lime juice and Ah Chuan's homemade chilli sauce is all that is needed for this raw oyster.

Rocking oysters

15 June 2013

These molluscs come big and fresh in Sekinchan.

Behind the scene:The chefs ErwinSuryana (left) andLukman Zubadi withfried chicken andgrilled chickenrespectively.

Ayam Bakar Mas Mono: Unique grilled and fried chicken dishes

4 June 2013

Heads up, Indonesian food lovers! A new i>ayam bakar/irestaurant is now open in Shah Alam.

Dash of colour:Crunchy MaplePecan Bar withSemifreddo andChocolate MilleFeuille that isdrenched inStrawberryConsomme justbefore it is to beeaten.

The Grill’s gourmet dishes please all the senses

3 June 2013

Using the best of ingredients is only half way to creating a great dish, the other half is in the skills and creativity of the chef as shown at the Mandarin Grill, recently.

Doing it theright way:A chefdemonstratinghand-madetagliatellepasta duringthe medialaunch atItaliannies.

Italiannies: Italian food lovers have eight new dishes to savour

31 May 2013

The combination of pasta and a tasty sauce is almost a science in itself. And when you realise that there are countless varieties and shapes of pasta, fillings and sauces, finding the perfect combination becomes a real challenge.

The hunt for noodles continues

30 May 2013

Our columnist lists down some of his favourite black char koay teow stalls.

Gai Hor Bai (deep fried chicken in pandanleaves) is one of the mouth-watering offerings.

Saffron Brasserie: Buffet features best of cuisine from Land of Smiles

30 May 2013

Let your taste buds sizzle with the exotic taste of Thai cuisine at Saffron Brasserie in Ancasa Hotel Spa, Kuala Lumpur.

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