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Monday, September 16, 2019


Singapore’s historic Raffles Hotel reopens after restoration

A search on the hotel’s website for an upcoming Saturday night showed prices starting at S$869 a night for one guest in the hotel’s cheapest suite option.

Part 1: Beaches of Langkawi: Which reigns supreme?

Here is a review of the 12 top beaches in Pulau Langkawi with suggested rankings by the Malaysia Traveller.

An ancient Egypt-to-Black Sea route? theory to be tested

A group of adventurers are trying to prove that ancient Egyptians used reed boats to travel as far as the Black Sea with their Aboro IV invention reed boat.

Away from the madding crowd at Perhentian Islands

if you are looking for a relaxing no-frills holiday the Perhentian Islands could be just the place for you.

The breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park of Croatia

Throughout the year, the lakes give out distinctive colours which range from azure to bright green or blue.

The Penang cemetery of Jewish history

The Penang Jewish cemetery is a poignant place to visit even if you are not Jewish.

Hiking at Ketumbar Hill: A walk with wild boars

These normally shy creatures seem to have become accustomed to humans and scavenge for scraps left behind by hikers.

A walking tour of Putrajaya’s 4 beautiful parks

A circular walk around Putrajaya's parks will last around four hours and is worth the effort.

Postcards depicting Saigon’s illustrious old French shipping line

Each postcard sketches a scene of the various ports of call of the Compagnie Des Messageries Maritimes between France and the Far East.

For Cubans, a day at the beach is no easy task

Cubans prefer Guanabo beach, a less popular destination than the paradisiacal Varadero frequented by foreigners.

Penang Sun Yat Sen Centre: A tribute to a Chinese national...

This site, at 65 Macalister Road was originally a club house called Xiao Lan Ting.

5 must-do things in Ko Phi Phi

When it comes to parties, Ko Phi Phi sure knows how to celebrate the good life.

Penang Asia Comic Cultural Museum is an absolute must-see

This museum comes highly recommended! Whoever you are and whatever your interests, this museum is bound to amaze and humour you.

Taiwanese ‘graffiti village’ eases elderly loneliness

There are now some half a dozen 'graffiti villages' in Taiwan that have been festooned with artwork in a bid to inject some life into rural places that have been emptied of its young.

Dien Bien: Scene of Viet victory over the French

The epic battle ended France’s colonisation of Vietnam and triggered America’s involvement in the region, which culminated in the Vietnam War.

Experience true Cambodian life at Phsar Leu

A brief stop at Phsar Leu is highly recommend for anyone travelling to Siem Reap.

Penang’s fascinating history immortalised in state museum

Since 1964 the Penang State Museum has been housed in a heritage building on Farquhar Street opposite the Courts complex.

An exhausting but memorable climb up Mount Fanxipan in Sapa

At 3,143 metres, Mount Fanxipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam, and the highest in Indochina.

Travelling to Kuching? Catch the 7 kitschy cat statues there

Once you catch the cat fever, the remedy is to go cat-statue hunting.

Logan Memorial Penang: Tribute to a Scottish lawyer

The monument stands opposite the Sessions and High Court complex at the junction of Lebuh Light and Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah.

It’s always fun at The Top

Theme parks are always fun, and dinosaur theme parks are the best.

Hanoi: Land of immense beauty, history and character

One can only hope this district will escape the developers’ wrecking ball and be recognised by Unesco as a world cultural heritage site someday.

A cacophony of drivers in Medan

It’s a free-for-all as drivers in Medan break every single traffic rule on a daily basis.

Legoland Malaysia: Any kid’s dream come true

The rides and activities at Legoland Malaysia, located in Nusajaya in Johor, are spread over seven fascinating themed zones.