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A stunning view of St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, at night. — Photos from Wikimedia Commons
Da Nang, Vietnam. Number one in the world and number one in Asia. - Photo from TripAdvisor
Mamils (middle aged men in lycra) are driving the popularity of bike tourism at the expense of golf. — AFP

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Retracing biblical paths on Christian pilgrimages

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Middle-Aged-Men-In-Lycra (MAMILs) are travelling by bike to their next stop

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Da Nang, Vietnam. Number one in the world and number one in Asia. - Photo from TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice for Destinations on the Rise 2015

16 December 2014

Destinations on the rise are dominated by places near to Malaysia. None in Malaysia however made the cut.

Mamils (middle aged men in lycra) are driving the popularity of bike tourism at the expense of golf. — AFP

Middle-Aged-Men-In-Lycra (MAMILs) are travelling by bike to their next stop

13 December 2014

More middle-aged men are trading golf trips for bike tours.

Enhancing flavours: Passengers lose up to 30 of their sense of taste while flying. British Airways has discovered a way to compensate by using SoundBite, a musical accompaniment system for meals. — AFP

Airline introduces music to pair with meals

13 December 2014

Have you heard of music and food pairings? No? Board a British Airways flight to learn more.

Fun is a huge factor for young adult travellers when they plan their holidays.

Travel trends of young globetrotters

13 December 2014

Young adults have their uniquepreferences when it comes to globe-trotting.

The Backpack hostel in Cape Town, South Africa is Lonely Planets 2014 pick for top budget hotel. - Photo from AFP

“Poshtels” gaining popularity among style and budget-conscious travellers

12 December 2014

There’s a new kind of “luxury” for travellers who are tight on budget but want some creature comforts.

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC. — AFP

Wish you were here! Lonely Planet names the top go-to places of 2015

6 December 2014

The newest and best spots to be in next year, according to Lonely Planet.

On its Asian trip — the second leg of a three-week route-proving tour — Airbus’ MSN5 developmental jetliner flew from Toulouse, France, to Asia. — Photo by master films/P. PIGEYRE/Airbus

Newest aircraft in the world Airbus A350-900 lands at KLIA

6 December 2014

The latest commercial aircraft, the stunning Airbus A350-900, made an appearance at KLIA recently.

Cape Town has the highest rated hotels in the world according to - Photo from’s best hotels in the world

1 December 2014

Planning on going a vacation and not sure where you can find the best value hotels to spend your hard-earned money on? Here’s a guide for you.

If you hate those plane windows that limit your views, this jet could be a dream come true, and the future of air travel.

Windowless jet in the making

29 November 2014

Air travellers may one day be able to choose their preferred exterior view in the sky.

Capoeira, yurts, saunas make world heritage list

28 November 2014

Some 40 proposals being considered by Unesco as ‘intangible cultural heritage’.

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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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