Travel blog - Asia

Sun bear in Borneo (image: Hazel Plush)

8 Wild Adventures to Have in Sabah, Borneo

Love fly-and-flop holidays? Look away now. Because while Sabah’s beaches are admittedly lovely, it would be criminal to languish on a sunlounger when its epic adventures await... For this is a land of...
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8 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Going to Laos

When I announced my intention to visit Southeast Asia, my friends asked me heaps of questions. Which beaches are you staying at? Are you going to Angkor Wat? How long are you staying in Bangkok?  Whil...
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Malacca River Malaysia

Your Guide to Exploring Malacca

Malaysia is one of the most diverse countries in South East Asia, a true melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian and western cultures, but amongst this diversity, the city of Malacca stands out above th...
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Banh bao bahn vac (white rose dumplings)

A Foodie’s Guide To Everything Worth Eating In Hoi An, Vietnam

If you’ve ever visited Vietnam, you’ll know it’s home to some of the best food in the world. The infamous Banh Mi, Pho, and rice paper r...
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At the Top of Japan: Climbing Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji on a clear day   Arriving at the base of Japan’s highest mountain, we were excited yet admittedly a little naïve of the task ahead, tells James Pierce. We expected to see the peak of the ...
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The Travel Secrets of Vietnam

Think you know Vietnam? Think again. Angela Griffin uncovers the country’s most worthwhile attractions you’ve never heard of. St Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi   Hanoi’s French Quarter On arrival...
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The Hong Kong Stopover Guide

A harbour city known for its densely packed streets and soaring skyline, Hong Kong offers an abundance of significant landmarks and exciting experiences in the shadow of its iconic skyscrapers. ...
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The Ultimate Unique Places to Propose

 
Calling all travelling romantics! Planning the ultimate proposal, but not sure where to get down on one knee? Or no idea how to make your proposal so unique that it really sweeps your future spouse of...
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Bai Sao Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Why Now is the Time to Visit Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Vietnam’s largest island is one of Southeast Asia’s best-kept secrets. The biodiverse destination is a world away from the stereotypes of the mainland, and with direct flights from London, there’s nev...
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Things to Know Before You go to China

 
“Nǐ chīguòle méiyǒu?” (“Have you eaten?”) seems like an unusual way to greet someone, but only 15 years ago that was a common way of saying hello in China. Although food is still important, nowadays i...
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A Stopover Guide to Kuala Lumpur

For an Asian city, Kuala Lumpur is by no means an old city. A town carved out of virgin jungle in the mid-19th century by Chinese and Malaysian tin miners, the British wasted no time in putting their ...
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Ramen, Tokyo, Japan

The Best Foods to Try in Japan

During our short stay in Tokyo, we had quickly come to realise that you can never eat too much of anything in this busy city. Where there is food, we had to try it! And with the Japanese city's m...
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