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    Island paradise

    Brunch, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 12/05/2019

    » Luxury is often unassociated with eco-friendliness. That is not the case in Cambodia. At the Royal Sands Koh Rong, an hour off the coast of Sihanoukville, the environment is of prime concern, even before the resort was built.

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    Israel: Oasis of holiday adventure

    Christopher Lombardi, Published on 11/04/2019

    » The bustling city of Tel Aviv is a haven of cosmopolitan living in a region not known for progressive views. Located on the Mediterranean, the city is Israel's financial, commercial and cultural hub with fabulous beaches, vibrant nightlife scene and all-around welcoming vibe. Tel Aviv is also extremely popular with gay tourists, with plenty of rainbow-friendly bars and clubs.

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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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    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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    Tourism keeps Vietnam's ancient water puppets afloat

    AFP, Published on 10/06/2018

    » HANOI: In a darkened theatre in central Hanoi, a wooden dragon emerges from a pool to the sound of cymbals crashing in a traditional water puppet show that lures hundreds of tourists daily but is largely shunned by locals.

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    TAHITI, French Polynesia

    Christopher Lombardi, Published on 07/06/2018

    » Part of French Polynesia, Tahiti is the largest island in this South Pacific archipelago, comprising Tahiti Nui (the larger, western section) and Tahiti Iti (the eastern peninsula). The islands’ geography reads like a storybook paradise, and explains why it's such a popular vacation destination: black-sand beaches, shimmering lagoons, majestic waterfalls and a pair of extinct volcanoes.

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    A zeal for New Zealand

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/06/2018

    » The sky was gorgeous. That was the first thing I noticed about New Zealand after we left Auckland airport. Just the right shade of blue. The right amount of sunlight and cloud. Underneath the vast blue expanse, rolling green hills stretched as far as the eye could see. We were on our way to Rotorua, a city 230km southeast of Auckland, and luckily we were able to appreciate all the surrounding nature that led us to it. Plenty of sleep onboard Thai Airways' Royal Silk Class meant we landed feeling refreshed, ready to explore all the sights and adventures Rotorua has to offer.

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    Kathmandu getaway

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 22/12/2017

    » Nepal may not be a go-to choice when Thais think about travel destinations like they do Japan, Hong Kong or South Korea. We'll go as far as saying that the landlocked country is a bit of mystery. But if you're up for diverse cultures, natural beauties and a little adventure, Nepal is it!

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    Where gods dwell

    Christopher Lombardi, Published on 31/10/2017

    » <b>These faith-inspired sites represent some of history's most important cultural, artistic and architectural achievements.</b>

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    In the footsteps of King Rama IX

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 20/07/2017

    » A main reason for Thais to visit Lausanne, the French-speaking city on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, is because it is where the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej spent 18 years of his life, from 1933 to 1951.

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