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Environment 01 Sep 2019 | 6:00 AM

New Trans-Brazil trail raises hopes for future of Atlantic Forest

The Trans-Brazil trail, one of the longest in the world, raises hopes for the future of the Atlantic Forest.

Malaysia 07 Jun 2019 | 6:00 AM

Travel influencers present rose-tinted view of Pakistan

They are young, Western, and full of praise for Pakistan. Travel influencers have moved in on the “land of the pure”, but critics warn their rose-tinted filters are irresponsible and sell an inaccurate picture of the conservative, militancy-scarred country.

Malaysia 25 Feb 2019 | 6:00 AM

The thrill of the danger: War tourism in Afghanistan

War tourism in Afghanistan is on the rise, thanks to the availability of co-sharing booking platforms like Couchsurfing, which allows tourists the chance to stay with a local, even if the bed is just a thin mattress on the floor.

Travel 29 Nov 2018 | 7:01 AM

Russia, the land of vodka, caviar and so many palaces

A trip through Europe’s longest river – Volga in Russia – reveals a handful of islands and villages that are packed with interesting historical facts and centuries-old buildings, as well as one vodka museum.

Asia & Oceania 17 Oct 2018 | 6:00 AM

Time to visit the lesser-known parts of Japan

As a way to minimise the effects of overtourism in Japan, tourism officials are now promoting lesser-known parts of their country to foreign visitors.

Asia & Oceania 29 Sep 2017 | 8:00 AM

Tibet to bar foreign visitors in October

Between October 18 and 28, foreign travellers will be barred from entering Tibet due to the meeting of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in Beijing.

Asia & Oceania 27 Dec 2016 | 6:38 AM

Malaysians like spending holidays in nearby countries

In the first half of this year, Malaysian travellers seemed to prefer Asian destinations for their attractive hotel prices.