Airbnb to verify listings as deadly incident prompts safety move

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Airbnb said on Wednesday (Nov 6) it would verify all seven million of its listings worldwide after a deadly shooting at...

New things to do in Penang: Culture, food and record-setting thrills

Penang is tired of being known for its faded charm. The Malaysian state wants to give Singaporeans new reasons to revisit beyond its street murals,...

Filing for expenses worse than filling cavity? Singapore travellers forfeited average of $1,317 in...

SINGAPORE - Getting a cavity filled is not the most pleasant of activities but one in five respondents in a survey said they would...

Half of Singapore business travellers forfeit expense claims: Global survey

Getting a cavity filled at the dentist is a dreaded activity, but one in five Singaporean respondents in a survey said they would rather...

The Life List: Top 10 gear for travelling lighter

SINGAPORE - When packing for trips, I live by a quote from French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery: He who would travel happily must travel...

Penguins drive tourism in the Falklands

STANLEY (Falkland Islands) • Waddling up the beach in single file, their heads held high with an almost self-important demeanour, king penguins are a...

In Berlin, the past lives in the present

The Germans have a word “zeitzeuge”, which broadly means that history has a lasting hold on the present. Zeitzeuge comes alive in Berlin, where...

Chill out and have a cuppa in the liveable port city of Hamburg

Old warehouses are an unlikely hot spot for tourists, but they are one of Hamburg’s highlights. Built along the port city’s waterfront, these red-brick blocks...

A Seoul all lit up

All of a sudden, the large space before me has come to life.Like theatre staff dimming the lights so a play can start, the...

Lunch With Sumiko: Not yet 30, Rimowa CEO Alexandre Arnault is on a roll...

Alexandre Arnault is a light packer. On a recent work trip to Singapore, he travelled with just a cabin bag."Running shoes, running clothes, a...

India’s vanishing weavers

Muthu, a 70-year-old Keralan weaver, sits hunched at his loom, operating a rickety contraption made of wood, bolts and strings. His slender hands move...

Sisterhood of solo travellers

Experiencing another culture at your own pace, on your own terms, can be an incredibly fun and insightful adventure. While such a sojourn is liberating,...

Hike in world of fire and ice

Landing in Iceland makes you feel like you are arriving at the very edge of the world.For avid trekkers, this place is paradise because...

Suss out the fake reviews and online scams before you book your holiday

With a four out of five rating on travel platform TripAdvisor and 130 reviews, The CentrePoint in Chennai, India, looks like a promising budget...

Which mode of transport is the most carbon-efficient?

Flight shaming has taken off in Europe, where travellers are now reluctant to boast about their globetrotting holidays. After two decades of a budget-air-travel boom,...

ST subscriber wins trip for two to Margaret River worth $10,000

SINGAPORE - Mr Lai Sze Hai, 43, may have won a four-day trip for two to Margaret River worth $10,000, but to him, that...

Top tips and tricks to combat jet lag

SINGAPORE - Using earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones and taking naps during flights are the two most common methods used by travellers to help themselves...

Most common ways to beat jet lag

Using earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones and taking naps during flights are the two most common methods used by travellers to beat jet lag. According to...

ST subscriber taking daughters on trip he won to Margaret River

Mr Lai Sze Hai, 43, may have won a four-day trip for two to Margaret River worth $10,000, but to him, that reward is...

Fly fishing flies with millennials

NEW YORK • Step aside, goat yoga. The chic way to unwind now is fly fishing. That is right. For some of the same...

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