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From the nomadic steppes of Kazakhstan to the frenetic streets of Hanoi, Asia is a continent so full of intrigue, adventure, solace, and spirituality that it has fixated and confounded travelers for centuries.

Inspiring Temples of Bagan Myanmar

Under its former name, which was spelt as Pagan, you would imagine that the citizens were a bunch of heathens with little or no religion, but nothing could be further from the truth from those who lived in Bagan during its heyday from the 9th to 13th centuries. In those days, Bagan was...

Hotel Review: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

Gaafu Alifu is one of the world’s most remote and pristine atolls, found at the southernmost reach of The Maldives. Its far-flung Indian Ocean position and exquisite natural beauty make it the ultimate escape and it is here you will find the luxurious Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. A stay...

Magical Maldives at Mercure Kooddoo

As my flight soared upwards, high over the glimmering Gold Coast beaches of Australia, I contemplated the possibility that I may have made a big mistake by booking a trip to the Maldives. Why, when we have such beautiful, pristine, white sand beaches, with crystal clear water did I need...

Hotel Review: Pullman Maamutaa Resort Maldives

The Pullman Maldives is the first all-inclusive property in the brand. Set amidst 18 hectares of lush tropical flora and fauna on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the art and design experience here is fantastic, with buildings splashed with colours which pop against the ocean backdrop. The main...

Penang Re-Born

Facing the Straits of Malacca, Penang was one of the great trading ports in South East Asia.  Once part of the Sultanate of Kedah, it was ceded to the British East India Company on the strength of a lie in 1786. The British may have been the administrators, but it was the Chinese who...