Kuching charms with its traditional architecture, food, hipster cafes

"Singapore is small but it feels big, unlike Kuching which is big but feels so small,'' says my new friend, Jee, a local photographer.He...

Fresh look at Thailand: Where the Thais escape Bangkok to eat, play and chill

Beyond Bangkok lies idealised European villas on cool hills, organic lemon groves and fluffy sheepdogs.There is also a hip ceramics factory, an improbable railway...

Don’t cancel – blue skies will return Down Under

The afternoon smoke is stifling and 16 of us shelter inside, with all windows and doors firmly shut. The visibility plummets to 10m and...

UOB growing online travel marketplace regionally

United Overseas Bank (UOB) is expanding its online travel marketplace, The Travel Insider, to customers in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, it said today. It said...

Hong Kong airline apologises for requiring passenger to take pregnancy test before flight

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - A Hong Kong-based airline has apologised for requiring a passenger to take a pregnancy test before a flight in November...

Antarctica: Getting the perfect shot

It is common for phones and cameras to seize up in cold weather. Here are tips on how to keep snapping even when the...

Antarctica: Penguin lover’s trip of a lifetime

The Sunday Times, with travel partners Dynasty Travel and Turkish Airlines, picked penguin lover Adelene Cheng, 33, as the winner of a dream holiday...

What are your holiday plans for the year?

Nathan Yong, 48, furniture designerThe award-winning industrial designer and founder of multi-label furniture retailer Grafunkt has work on his mind, even when travelling. ...

Living it up on the high seas

It is irresistibly romantic - and relaxing - to see the world while gliding through the vast ocean. How else can you sleep at...

Jakarta ticks my boxes as a vibrant city

I have three measures of how vibrant a city is: How crowded the flights are; how frequent the traffic jams are; how many hipster...

In praise of solitude

On Sunday afternoon, solitude in the shade. Curtains drawn, legs stretched onto a table, book unfolded. No talking, only words as companion. Pages are...

Soul of real Kuala Lumpur in Chow Kit

People say Chow Kit is a world of darkness. - Ida, in the film Ida's ChoiceIda's Choice is a 2013 short film by award-winning...

Getting the perfect shot

It is common for phones and cameras to seize up in cold weather. Here are tips on how to keep snapping even when the...

Penguin lover’s trip of a lifetime

The Sunday Times, with travel partners Dynasty Travel and Turkish Airlines, picked penguin lover Adelene Cheng, 33, as the winner of a dream holiday...

Disgust over passengers’ in-flight antics

Facing unfamiliar situations, getting lost and dealing with other people's unpleasant habits are all part of the experience of travelling. Documenting these experiences and...

Take off with air mile cards

Flights are often one of the most expensive components of holidays, so it is no surprise that savvy travellers who play their cards right...

The Life List: From super-apps to new destinations, 8 travel trends for richer journeys

SINGAPORE - For the travel lover, this is a new decade abounding with new locales, concepts and tools.Price drops in business class flights, the...

Set sail into the blues: Greece offers plenty of bucket-list experiences

You cannot help but feel blue when in Greece.It is the good kind of blue, though. It is the blue of the sky and...

Adventure holidays grow in popularity among travellers from China

BEIJING (XINHUA) - Climbing, skydiving and paragliding are sources of wonder for 64-year-old Ding Zhendong, a retired editor from north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous...

A royal jaunt in Jaipur

When we arrive for dinner, there are dancers, musicians and firebreathers.Uniformed waiters swirl around me and the others, platters of traditional Indian snacks held...

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