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While volunteers are a welcome help, it’s equally important that facilities and buildings are designed in such a way that they can be used independently by tourists with disabilities. Photos: ART CHEN/The Star

Making accessible tourism a reality

28 March 2015

Accessible tourism for people with disabilities, as a business with great potential, might just make the concept flourish. However, seamless co-operation from all relevant parties is also necessary.

Shoes with good grip are important to tackle slippery and muddy trails.

Star2 Monthly Challenge: Top tips for hiking

28 March 2015

Here are the basics to enjoy Malaysia’s great jungles safely and comfortably.

Paris is the most romantic city in the world according to an Expedia poll. - Photo: AFP

Sexiest and romantic cities according to Expedia

25 March 2015

The City of Light tops list of most romantic and sexiest destinations in the world say Americans.

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TripAdvisor’s travel review guide

23 March 2015

Before booking our accommodation, restaurant or attraction tickets we tend to read reviews about the places first and a well written review helps with making our decision.

The Book Now app is set to make hotel bookings easier. Photo: AFP

Book Now app makes hotel bookings easier

21 March 2015

It just takes two clicks.

On Costa Cruises’ ships, one can dine at leisure. Photo: Costa Cruise

Cruise companies reinvent dining at sea

21 March 2015

Here’s a round-up of some of the dining experiences at sea today.

Jungle jaunt: A group photo of the writer (with Lil Joseph in a backpack), her husband beside her, and their kids (from left) Audrey, Dylan and Joshua perched on a tree trunk. They are joined by two other friends from the Freewill Hikers group. Photos: ADRIAN YEONG

Hiking with children is good for the whole family

21 March 2015

This family took up hiking together and became better people.

Liuhe Night Market (Kaohsiung) in Taiwan. Photo: Taiwan Tourism Bureau KL (TTBKL)

The first Taiwan Travel Fair in Malaysia is here

20 March 2015

Planning for your next family holiday? Eat, shop and cycle with your loved ones in this beautiful enchanting island.

Airbnb is offering motorsport fans the chanceto spend a night right at the heart of the action. - Photo: Airbnb

Win Airbnb stay at Sepang International Circuit for Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix

19 March 2015

Want the best views of the hottest F1 race in the world while staying in an apartment overlooking the track for FREE?

Thinking of visiting the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad building in Kuala Lumpur? Pick up a copy of KL The Guide before your visit. - Photo from Bluedale Publishing

Guide to Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley

19 March 2015

KL’s sightseeing spots, heritage sites, shopping destinations, and places to eat - find them all in these guidebooks.

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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

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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.

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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

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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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