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    Local food specialties boost Japan tourism

    Published on 02/09/2015

    » TOKYO — From dumplings to fried noodles, more and more municipalities in Japan are promoting specialty dishes as a way to attract tourists and revitalise their economies.


    Weaving history

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/10/2014

    » Chalard Saowanont, 66, has weaved cotton cloth since she was young. She also grows cotton plants and opens her home to visitors as a weaving and learning centre in Ban Na Or, a Tai Lue village, near Loei's Muang district, about 540km northeast of Bangkok.


    Let it go in a winter paradise

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/12/2014

    » As a rain shower stopped over Hong Kong Disneyland, our tourist group stepped into the "Frozen" zone, the park's newest themed area based on the animated film. After walking through the entrance of the Sleeping Beauty Castle and keeping left, we saw a small castle decorated like the one seen in Frozen. Looking up at the surroundings and seeing Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, we felt we were part of the fairy tale.


    Shift → alternate: Winter destinations

    Christopher Lombardi, Published on 17/01/2019

    » Every January, crowds pack the main square in San Sebastian, <b>Spain</b> where the stroke of midnight marks the start of <b>La Tamborrada</b>, a 24-hour spectacle of quirky costumes and mass synchronised drumming. This cacophonous orgy of public percussion involves teeming troupes of drummers dressed as cooks and soldiers marching throughout the city, culminating the following midnight at the historic Konstituzio Plaza. (20 January)


    Rebuilding the past in Berlin

    Brunch, Published on 08/04/2018

    » In my high school Western history class, I struggled to remember dates and details. The horrors of World War II felt far away, and removed from my young life. But when I left to visit Berlin last month, I was in for an unforgettable experience.


    Leaving Taipei behind

    Life, Published on 01/03/2018

    » Leave the crowded city of Taipei behind, you will find that the northeast of Taiwan is not too small for your exploration.


    The gathering place

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 30/11/2017

    » It is Hawaii's mesmerising Polynesian heritage, culture and history that makes it one of the most enchanting destinations to visit in the US.


    The real face of Pakistan

    Brunch, Published on 11/06/2017

    » Mention of Pakistan often conjures up gloomy images for people who have never set foot in the country. I, for one, often heard negative things about Pakistan due to the country's long history of internal conflicts and its association with the war on terror.


    You can play it for me

    Brunch, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 24/01/2016

    » Morocco was never on my bucket list. When assigned to travel there for work, I knew its location and that Hollywood made a film called Casablanca, but really did not know what to expect.


    Seoul searching

    Life, Sithikorn Wongwudthianun, Published on 01/01/2016

    » When some friends of mine found out I was a planning a trip to South Korea, they wondered why. “There’s nothing to do there. Why don’t you go to Japan instead?” was a typical response. So, I set off on my journey dead set on proving them all wrong. And here’s my Korean exclusive.

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