Here are top 10 destinations in Asia that are fast gaining interest and popularity among the TripAdvisor community of travellers
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.
A steady climb up Gunung Beremban in Negri Sembilan brings Tan Cheng Li to the wreckage of a WWII bomber
Being a small city surrounded by villages, Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic
It’s breathtaking views and pristine waters enthral Sharifah Nabihah Aljunid Syed Abdul Nasir
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.
Billy Lian cycles from Kathmandu to Lumbini and it takes him just nine days
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.
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KASHGAR, a beautiful oasis city in Xinjang, is China’s most western city located near the borders of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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KOTA KINABALU: A new trail leading to the Mount Kinabalu summit will be opened for climbers this Friday.
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.
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.
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.
SYDNEY: Vietnam Airlines on Friday officially launched new-generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its flights between Vietnam and Australia’s Sydney.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LONDON: Thousands of revelers have gathered at Stonehenge to watch the sun rise and celebrate the summer solstice.
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