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    Living the suite life in the world's priciest hotel rooms

    Holiday Time, Christopher Lombardi, Published on 04/12/2018

    » Despite the rising popularity of budget air travel and increasing availability of reasonably priced 5 star hotel rooms, the precious exclusivity enjoyed by the well-heeled holidaymaker is still alive and well. Indeed, the crème de la crème of luxury hotel rooms has gotten sweeter and creamier as the world's top-end innkeepers pull out all the stops to create these ultra-tony digs for hire targeting the most discerning and deepest-pocketed guests. (Indicated per-night rates are in USD and may vary according to season, discounts and availability)

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    The sleep of the enlightened

    Brunch, Published on 25/11/2018

    » At the entrance gate of Sekisho-in, an old temple at Koyasan, or Japan's Mount Koya, two monks were sweeping dry leaves from a pathway. We dragged our luggage, walking past them with a slight feeling of awkwardness.

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    A visual feast

    Brunch, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 11/11/2018

    » A visit to Vatican City can cause a neck sprain due to its 360 degrees of sheer beauty. It is simply a visual feast.

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    China's heavenly nature

    Brunch, Dave Kendall, Published on 21/10/2018

    » Harmony. Simplicity. Tranquillity.

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    Love affair with the wintry land

    Life, Published on 09/10/2018

    » Martin Nydegger, 47, has this year been appointed chief executive officer of tourism for the National Tourism Office of Switzerland. He was recently in Bangkok to promote Swiss tourism at the "In Love With Switzerland" fair at Siam Paragon.

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    Dodging the bullet

    Brunch, Gary Boyle, Published on 07/10/2018

    » One of the best things about travelling in Japan is the fast and convenient Shinkansen. The bullet trains can whisk you from Tokyo to Kyoto in as little as two hours and 20 minutes. Or you could, like 34-year old Gabriel Camelin, a video and photography lecturer at Silpakorn University, do the same trip on your bicycle. The route through the mountains is 570km and can be done, if you're as brave and fit as Gabriel, in just seven days.

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    Borneo to be wild

    Brunch, Published on 23/09/2018

    » Landing in Kota Kinabalu, we weren't sure what to expect. The name, to most globetrotters, conjures up the sky-piercing Gurung Kinabalu -- a mountain whose conquerable peak of 4,095m entices both novice and serious mountaineers from all over the world. But we weren't here for that. We were here for everything else (that the Malaysian Tourism Board could stuff) in between.

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    An oasis of calm

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 14/09/2018

    » Serene, calm, spiritual -- three words that one would rarely see in a description of Shanghai, but this is not your normal modern-day China. This is Amanyangyun, Aman group of hotels' fourth destination in China and the only one in Shanghai. Meaning "nourishing cloud" in Mandarin, "yangyun" is a reference to expanding the "cloud" of the mind with knowledge.

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    DALAT: Love at first sight in Vietnam's city of eternal spring

    Published on 14/09/2018

    » Blessed with a year-round breeze wafting through the valley it calls home, this small town attracts visitors the world over who come to experience the picturesque landscape of lakes, waterfalls and abundant tropical flora. Welcome to Dalat—a magical destination ideal for a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

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    Beyond the wall

    Brunch, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 02/09/2018

    » Jump. Crawl. Duck. Jump again. Suddenly the green laser hit my right leg, and I was out.

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