Jom! Top 10 destinations in Asia

Friday, 6 January 2017.

Here are top 10 destinations in Asia that are fast gaining interest and popularity among the TripAdvisor community of travellers

A world of experience

By Zalina Mohd Som - Friday, 6 January 2017.

WHEN mountain guide Jimin asked those in our small group who had climbed Mount Kinabalu to raise his or her hand, I kept my hands in my pockets and moved to join the first timers. My friend Nurul nudged me but I replied her by putting my index finger on my smiling lips.

In search of a plane wreckage

By TAN CHENG LI - Friday, 6 January 2017.

A steady climb up Gunung Beremban in Negri Sembilan brings Tan Cheng Li to the wreckage of a WWII bomber

Bohemian charm

By FAZLYNN NADIRA AZRUL RAJ - Friday, 6 January 2017.

Being a small city surrounded by villages, Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic

Jom! stay: Magnificent Mabul


It’s breathtaking views and pristine waters enthral Sharifah Nabihah Aljunid Syed Abdul Nasir

Unforgettable marathon moments

By KK - Friday, 6 January 2017.

I HAVE run two marathons in the Kansai area, the Kobe Marathon in 2014 and Senshu City Marathon (off Kansai Airport) the following year. Last year, I decided to add the Osaka Marathon scheduled on Oct 30. The balloting process started in April and the result was announced four months later.

Road warrior: mission accomplished

By BILLY LIAN - Friday, 6 January 2017.

Billy Lian cycles from Kathmandu to Lumbini and it takes him just nine days

Fifteen days, 6,400km on two wheels

By ABDUL SHUKOR SULTAN - Friday, 6 January 2017.

With his two buddies, Abdul Shukor Sultan rides his iron steed from Penang to China’s border of Boten via Thailand and Laos, and back again.

Most photographed hotels

By GIULIA CROUCH - Thursday, 5 January 2017.

American hotels take the lion’s share of the top 10 most Instagrammed in the world, writes Giulia Crouch

Top spot for seafood

By NUR SALAWATI MOHD NADZRI - Thursday, 5 January 2017.

Enjoy an assortment of seafood at the Top Spot in Kuching, writes Nur Salawati Mohd Nadzri

Kashgar, the jewel of the Silk Road

By AIZUDDIN SAAD - Thursday, 5 January 2017.

KASHGAR, a beautiful oasis city in Xinjang, is China’s most western city located near the borders of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In the Sumatran heartland: Heart-warming experience

By SAFIAH OSMAN - Thursday, 5 January 2017.

From the beauty of the land to its people, South Solok is an idyllic holiday destination, writes Safia Osman

Eiffel Tower reopens after five-day strike

By AFP - Sunday, 18 December 2016.

New trail to Mount Kinabalu summit open this Friday

By AVILA GERALDINE - Wednesday, 7 December 2016.

KOTA KINABALU: A new trail leading to the Mount Kinabalu summit will be opened for climbers this Friday.

Iceland plays the tourism card, for better for worse

By AFP - Wednesday, 7 December 2016.

REYKJAVIK: An island of ice and lava battered by the Arctic winds, Iceland’s dramatic and pristine landscape is attracting a growing number of tourists, not all of whom are respectful of the fragile ecosystem.

'Blue Tears', horse stone at the famous Tusan Beach

By Bernama - Sunday, 4 December 2016.

MIRI: Tusan Beach in Bekenu, located about 40 kilometres from here, is gaining popularity among the tourists with its latest offering - ‘blue tears’ phenomenon - after the pictures of bright blue lights went viral on social media.

Sabah takes plunge with launch of 'End in Sipadan' diving campaign

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Saturday, 3 December 2016.

KOTA KINABALU: The State Tourism and Culture Ministry has kickstarted its "End in Sipadan" campaign to promote Sabah as a major, world-class diving destination.

Vietnam Airlines uses Boeing 787-9 on flights to Australia

By Bernama - Friday, 2 December 2016.

SYDNEY: Vietnam Airlines on Friday officially launched new-generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its flights between Vietnam and Australia’s Sydney.

Michelin launches first mainland China guide in Shanghai

By AFP - Wednesday, 21 September 2016.

New backpacker tax turning away potential working visa holidaymakers from Australia

By Bernama - Monday, 19 September 2016.

SYDNEY: The soon to be imposed backpacker tax in Australia is slowly turning away would be interested working holidaymakers to Queensland, the state government has said, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

Malaysia Airlines encourages passengers to arrive early

By Bernama - Wednesday, 7 September 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines has encouraged its passengers to arrive early for self check-in and printing of baggage tags before proceeding to the baggage drop counters.

How technology killed Pakistan's historic red light district

By AFP - Tuesday, 23 August 2016.

Lahore: Pakistan’s oldest red light district was for centuries a hub of traditional erotic dancers, musicians and prostitutes – Pigalle with a Mughal twist, deep in the heart of vibrant Lahore.

The fuel for Hong Kong's engine: milk tea

By AFP - Sunday, 21 August 2016.

France braces for annual travel 'Black Saturday'

By AFP - Saturday, 30 July 2016.

PARIS: France is bracing for its annual Black Saturday, when millions of people return from their July holidays and millions of others take to the roads, rails and skies for their August break.

Priced out by tourists: the Airbnb effect in Lisbon's historic centre

By AFP - Sunday, 24 July 2016.

LISBON: Alfama, one of the oldest and most picturesque areas of Lisbon, is becoming a victim of its own charm. Short-term lets to tourists are driving up rents and driving out old residents.

Serving up a solution to Singapore's retiring hawker sellers

By Reuters - Saturday, 2 July 2016.

SINGAPORE: Singapore is cooking up new methods to find the next wave of hawker sellers amid fears the city state’s signature street-food delights could fall off the menu with chef retirements.

British family treated to a night in Eiffel Tower apartment

By Reuters - Friday, 1 July 2016.

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower is a must-see for many tourists visiting Paris but for one British family this week it also became their home for the night.

Zombie apocalypse! The Walking Dead invade Universal Studios

By Reuters - Wednesday, 29 June 2016.

LOS ANGELES: Theme park Universal Studios Hollywood was invaded by zombies on Tuesday as it unveiled its latest attraction, ‘The Walking Dead’, based on the hit television show of the same name.

Airbnb sues San Francisco over new short-term rentals rules

By AP - Tuesday, 28 June 2016.

SAN FRANCISCO: Airbnb has sued the city of San Francisco over a new law requiring short-term rental companies to remove unregistered hosts from their websites.

Thousands celebrate summer solstice at Stonehenge

By AP - Tuesday, 21 June 2016.

LONDON: Thousands of revelers have gathered at Stonehenge to watch the sun rise and celebrate the summer solstice.