Summer break in Finland under the midnight sun

It is midnight in Rovaniemi, Finland, and I am floating face up on a lake. Clouds drift slowly across a sky that never gets...

Winter wonderland in New Zealand

I am trudging up the ski slope, watching the sun cast its golden hue on the serrated, snow-capped Southern Alps."Lovely blue skies we've got...

Discover Italy’s south: Get lost in maze-like Matera; live like a local in ancient...

If you visit the southern Italian city of Matera this month, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Mr James Bond...

Five new staycation hot spots

There are libations aplenty during my gin-themed weekend staycation at Oakwood Premier OUE, a serviced apartment that opened in 2017 and received its hotel...

Capital of Cool

If you visit the southern Italian city of Matera this month, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Mr James Bond...

Central Laos’ natural beauty on loop

Central Laos is a destination I wish I did not have to tell people about.It is a strange comment to make, as I was...

Experience the trip of a lifetime in Antarctica

Is travelling to Antarctica on your bucket list? You may have a chance to tick that off your list. The Straits Times, with sponsor Dynasty...

New hotels for staycations: Oops, I’ve Ginned at Oakwood Premier OUE

SINGAPORE -There are libations aplenty during my gin-themed weekend staycation at Oakwood Premier OUE, a serviced apartment that opened in 2017 and received its...

New hotels for staycations: Capri by Fraser, China Square is a playground for adults

SINGAPORE -At the Capri by Fraser, China Square gym, I am bounding around a life-sized interactive fitness board as I race to complete as...

New hotels for staycations: Hotel Soloha is urban jungle chic

SINGAPORE - At Hotel Soloha, a neon slug lights up the wall and a painted raccoon eyes guests lazily from behind the hotel's lift...

New hotels for staycations: Adults only, please at The Outpost Hotel

SINGAPORE - Those looking for peace and quiet should check into The Outpost Hotel in Sentosa, which opened in April.It may share the same...

Sailing Indonesia in style

With more than 17,000 islands, there is much to explore in Indonesia. The catch - most of it can be accessed only by boat.Travellers...

Sammi Cheng, Andy Hui spotted together

HONG KONG • It looks like all is forgiven between Hong Kong singer Sammi Cheng and her husband, singer Andy Hui. Hui, 51, was caught...

Europe’s flight-shame movement has travellers taking trains to save the planet

STOCKHOLM (WASHINGTON POST) - If he had hopped on a plane, Mr Johan Hilm would have gotten from Sweden to Austria in two hours....

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s turn to get grilled

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has been taking heat for his new food-and-travel show ever since it was announced in June last year.Even before filming...

Taiwan’s green paradise

The first time I visited Green Island 10 years ago, I was convinced it earned its moniker from all the green-faced people stumbling off...

Monstrous tides of the Kimberley coast

Our small runabout boat employs 900-horsepower to surge closer to a small gap in the cliffs, only 12m wide. Funnelling through the opening is...

A gold mine of art

Over a century ago, the Australian city of Bendigo was one of the richest cities in the world, with hundreds of people flocking there...

Bountiful Bendigo: Discover the Australian town’s artsy side

SINGAPORE - Over a century ago, the Australian city of Bendigo was one of the richest cities in the world, with hundreds of people...

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