A bed in economy class? Air New Zealand unveils sleeping pod concept

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Some economy-class travellers envying those at the front of the plane with lie-flat beds may soon have another option: Air New...

No passport required: Travel without going anywhere

On a rainy night in 1977 in the east of India, out on an open field, our rudimentary canvas shelters soaked and sleeping bags...

Sri Lanka’s natural wonderland from a boat

The wind skims across our skin in the back seat of the open-air Bolero as we hurtle along the asphalt roads on the outskirts...

Asia’s eggy treats flavoured with history

Mr Teepakorn Sudjidjune is monitoring me like a CCTV camera. There are secrets in this room he does not want exposed to the outside...

The tragic beauty of Ireland

I have lived this experience so many times, yet it always thrills me.As the narrow road winds before me, it slowly reveals a dramatic...

20 ways to stretch your dollar in 2020

Money matters Consolidate your banking transactions such as salary crediting, credit-card spending, bill payments, as well as loans and investments, with one bank and...

ST+ news with benefits

Go on a dream getaway in Bintan Just for subscribers of The Straits Times, win a four-day, three-night stay at The Residence Bintan. This prize package...

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...

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...

Singapore Flyer suspends operations as ‘precautionary measure’ after technical glitch

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Flyer has suspended operations since Nov 19 after a technical issue involving one of the spoke cables. In a statement announcing...

Saudi Arabia unveiled

Even in a Google-mapped world, Saudi Arabia is such an unseen kingdom that very few outsiders have an inkling of its wintry peaks, coral...

Winter storms set to foul up Thanksgiving

DENVER (Colorado) • A cluster of powerful storms is set to disrupt Thanksgiving holiday travel for the western United States, with heavy snow leading...

Qatar entices with its Desert Rose

Qatar's colossal new museum, nicknamed the Desert Rose, is like a science-fiction wonder.Rising from the desert landscape, it is clad with slender discs with...

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...

Genting reinvented with multi-billion-dollar facelift

A long time ago, on a hill fairly faraway, a young man discovered he had an affinity for cooler weather, golf courses and a...

Old-soul city with a lively vibe

Despite being one of Western Europe's oldest cities, predating Paris and Rome, Lisbon, the capital city of Portgual, does not feel old.It has many...

Wuhan virus: From temples to Disneyland, China shuts down to halt spread

BEIJING (AFP) - China has quarantined cities and shut major tourist attractions from Disneyland to the Forbidden City and a section of the Great...

Set sail like a celebrity

For some, especially the young, the mention of a cruise vacation may bring to mind words like "boring", "tacky" and "only for families".But as...

Team off to rousing start for overland drive to London

Briton Nathan George grew up listening to his grandfather's stories about driving from London to Singapore with his friends in 1955, so it was...

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