France plans new eco-tax on outbound flights

PARIS (REUTERS) - France will introduce an eco-tax on airlines flying out of France, which is expected to raise around €180 million (S$274.5 million)...

A community to hang out with at your convenience

The first thing I spot is the beer tap. Right smack on the counter, it is sleek, shiny and holds the promise of free-flow,...

Reduce waste for a lifetime of travel

Lifelong traveller Mark Edleson has seen the effects of tourism on the environment. Travelling around the region in the 1960s and 1970s, Mr Edleson visited...

Walk on the wild side: Thrill of the chase in South Africa

As landings go, few can match the experience of touching down on the tarmac of a tiny airstrip in the middle of the South...

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...

‘I thought I was drowning’

Carelessly, I dropped my wallet in a cab while journeying in the Chilean capital of Santiago.On the Indonesian island of Sumba, for an awful...

No passport required: What you can do in Singapore during June school holidays

SINGAPORE - No plans for the June school holidays? No worries. The Sunday Times plays tourist in Singapore and shows you new ways to...

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,...

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...

All abuzz in Busan, city by the sea

BUSAN - A city by the sea is a beautiful thing.Amid the chaos of modern life, surrounded by skyscrapers, neon lights and bustling markets,...

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...

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,...

The draw of Sentosa: Forget Machu Picchu, modest holiday goals are the way to...

SINGAPORE - A grown man is wearing a big unicorn float at the kids' swimming pool. It is as good a symbol as any...

Returning to the same place for holidays offers familiarity and the time to know...

SINGAPORE - As the June holidays approached, I thought we would head somewhere different for a change.So I set foot in Vietnam for the...

Music, murals and Miami

I love Miami. In fact, I even kind of gush about it.Friends are surprised. I am not the type for lavish late nights or...

Ancient world in Vietnam

The moment I heard about its existence, I knew I had to see it with my own eyes.Son Doong Cave, or Hang Son Doong...

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...

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...

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...

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