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World 15 Jul 2019 | 6:33 PM

'They bombed our livelihoods' - Sri Lanka's tourism firms struggle after attacks

UNWATUNA/GALLE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Pearl Divers, a diving school on one of Sri Lanka's most popular southern beaches, shut shop for two months after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels on the island on Easter Sunday, killing about 250 people. It had no customers as tourists cancelled holidays, and its manager Nuwan Harshana says he took two months leave and a pay cut.

World 28 Apr 2019 | 8:11 PM

How 'laid back' Sri Lanka became a soft target for Islamist strike

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A week ago, Sri Lankan tourist guide Ricky Costa was preparing for a typically easy Sunday ferrying backpackers between Colombo's tea shops and beach bars in his canary-yellow rickshaw. Then the blasts began.

World 22 Apr 2019 | 11:43 PM

Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival

COLOMBO (Reuters) - With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to the Indian Ocean island could cancel in droves.

Nation 26 Aug 2018 | 12:23 PM

Mt Kinabalu steps into Lonely Planet's book on world's most epic hikes

PETALING JAYA: Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia's highest peak in the land below the wind, has been listed as one of the world's 50 most incredible hikes in Lonely Planet's new guidebook on hiking trails around the world.

Nation 24 Aug 2018 | 7:16 AM

Six ways Malaysians can show their patriotism

AS our beloved country Malaysia celebrates her 61st Merdeka next week, it is time for us to show her our deepest appreciation. Having been through a significant period of change this year, she has definitely come a long way since then.

Nation 20 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Low on the list but they are still a Malaysian favourite

PETALING JAYA: Roti canai and char koay teow may rank much lower than curry laksa on Lonely Planet’s latest eatlist, they are nonetheless firm favourites of Malaysians, including chefs and restaurateurs.

Nation 16 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Curry laksa on ‘ultimate’ list

KUALA LUMPUR: A crowd was patiently lining up at a stall in Madras Lane, waiting to sink their teeth into a bowl of curry laksa that has been ranked No.2 on Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eatlist of 500 best eating experiences, beating sushi from Tokyo and the chilli crab from Singapore.