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This photo shows Osa Johnson introducing ice cream to people of the Tenggara tribe. Photo: Spirit Of Borneo

Rare photos of 1920s Sabah in ‘Spirit Of Borneo: Martin & Osa Johnson’s Journey’

21 April 2015

A husband-and-wife team of documentary filmmakers from Hollywood captured the people and wildlife of bygone days.

Now who can resist this colourful man-made vista? Photo: TripAdvisor

Cities of architectural delights

20 April 2015

If architectural form and beauty excites you, take a look at some of these destinations.

Thirty years of Lafite

19 April 2015

Now as in 1985, Lafite shines as a bastion of French fine dining.

BloodRunner 2015 is a werewolf-themed, urban-obstacle nightrace in Putrajaya.

Watch out for ‘werewolves’ in Putrajaya

18 April 2015

'Werewolf-themed' urban-obstacle night race in the administrative capital.

Star2 monthly challenge: The couch potatoes get fitter for the climb

18 April 2015

Our would-be mountain climbers experience dreams, shivers and torture.

Wacky wonders: The writer, Yeow doing a back-flip into the muddy waters below the obstacle, ‘Bad Plumbing’.

Crawl in the mud, then play Spiderman on the Stairway to Heaven

18 April 2015

Take the Viper Challenge in Sepang.

International airports, like the Tokyo Narita Airport, provide prayer rooms for people of all faiths. They can also be used for meditation, contemplation, reflection, silent thought or any spiritual activity.

Muslim tourism is a promising market

18 April 2015

The Global Muslim Travel Index provides invaluable insights into a lucrative tourism segment in which Malaysia leads the way.

The Brando resort at Tetiaroa, French Polynesia, is the fruition of late actor Marlon Brando’s life-long dream. Photo: AFP

Travel + Leisure’s top new hotels 2015

11 April 2015

Best new hotels list for this year spans countries like Ecuador, Sri Lanka and Canada.

High asking price: In 2014, a night at a hotel in New York City cost €206 (RM813) on average. Photo: AFP

Hotel Price Radar: Cities with the costliest hotels

11 April 2015

A survey names New York City the world’s most expensive city.

Go visit the folks at the Shire in New Zealand and get in touch with your inner Hobbit. Photo: TripAdvisor

10 movie locations you can actually visit

7 April 2015

Seeing a place in movie can inspire you to visit it.

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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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