Sun, sea, sand, surgery: Top medical tourism destinations in Asia

Sun, sea, sand, surgery: Top medical tourism destinations in Asia

MEDICAL TOURISM, where patients travel overseas for operations, has been growing rapidly in Asia. So much so that a handful of Asian countries are competing to tap into the market. #DESTINATIONS Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan on international tourists’ radars Tourists are

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How Nepal is going to attract 1.5m tourists by 2020

How Nepal is going to attract 1.5m tourists by 2020

THE LANDLOCKED Himalayan nation of Nepal is known for its mountain peaks, delicious food and home to the Yeti, among many other cultural wonders. The Nepalese Tourism Ministry has announced plans to entice 1.5 million tourists in 2020, with one-third

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Some Southeast Asian islands will be off limits, for good reason

Some Southeast Asian islands will be off limits, for good reason

A STRING of popular Southeast Asian islands will be closed off to tourists this year as governments look to preserve deteriorating eco-systems crumbling from warming seas and unchecked sprawl. A report by the Thomson Reuters Foundation said officials are taking

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Welcome to Asia’s deepest caves

Welcome to Asia’s deepest caves

CAVES are spooky but fascinating places. They hold answers to ancient questions such as, how big was the saber-toothed cat and can any animals really live down here? The deeper fearless explorers go into dark caves, the more the world

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Here’s what you should know if you’re LGBTQ+ and traveling to Asia

Here’s what you should know if you’re LGBTQ+ and traveling to Asia

PLANNING a vacation is almost as exciting as actually being on vacation. Deciding where to go, planning your outfits, asking others for recommendations – just so you can humbly brag about your upcoming trip – and spending hours looking at

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Live your magical dreams on Unicorn Island

Live your magical dreams on Unicorn Island

IT SEEMS the Philippines can’t stop adding to their list of super fun water activities as they open Unicorn Island alongside Inflatable Island. Inflatable Island is already Asia’s biggest floating water park which opened its gates to aqua-mad enthusiasm last

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Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan on international tourists’ radars

Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan on international tourists’ radars

INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS have got their eyes on six Asian countries and for various reasons. Japan has always been an easy favorite, with various publications and travelers praising its people, its food, its history, its culture, its natural beauty, its efficiency,

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Flying with children? Here are some family-friendly airlines

Flying with children? Here are some family-friendly airlines

AIR NEW ZEALAND just announced an upgrade to its Skycouch feature, which turns a row of three economy seats into a completely flat surface. It allows infants to lie down next to their parents during a flight and it’s exceptionally handy

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Songkran essentials: Gear up for a splashing good time

Songkran essentials: Gear up for a splashing good time

ARGUABLY the biggest annual Thai celebration, Songkran is an extended public holiday that sees more than half a million tourists flocking to Thailand for three days of water fights and non-stop revelries. Traditionally known as Thai’s New Year festival, families,

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Quick thinking pilot saves the day

Quick thinking pilot saves the day

WHEN you’re cruising at 30,000 feet, the last thing you want is to fall ill. But it does happen more often than you think. On a recent flight from Shanghai to New York, a passenger started complaining of breathing problems

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