Nipah virus outbreak: Is it safe to visit Kerala?

Nipah virus outbreak: Is it safe to visit Kerala?

THE sudden outbreak of the Nipah virus in the state of Kerala, India has discouraged travelers from visiting the area. Known for its beautiful palm-lined backwaters and tropical climate, Kerala offers something unique to the rest of India with its tranquil

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How to take the perfect passport photo

How to take the perfect passport photo

PASSPORT photos have long been an embarrassing subject for many people.  You hope and you pray yours won’t be the worst or the oldest and do everything in your power to avoid snarky comments. Such as “Wow, you’ve put on

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Go-Jek expansion: 4 Southeast Asian countries in the next 4 months

Go-Jek expansion: 4 Southeast Asian countries in the next 4 months

EVER since Uber sold the majority stakes of its Southeast Asian operations to Grab, the Singapore-based company has been dominating the ride-hailing industry in the region. But now, new plans by Indonesia’s popular Go-Jek threatens this monopoly. #TRAVEL TECH So

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Debunking myths: How to book a cheap flight

Debunking myths: How to book a cheap flight

THERE are few things more annoying than finding out your fellow passenger paid less than you for the same flight. But it does happen. #AIRLINES The world’s cheapest airlines are in Asia If you’re intrigued to find out how they

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Fall for these Asian countries this autumn

Fall for these Asian countries this autumn

DURING AUTUMN, places appear more dreamlike and charming as magical colors paint the landscape. With hues of orange and tinges of gold dotted with amber red, and as the cool year-end breeze sweep the leaves in the trees and lush

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Are you ready to get a taste of GrabFood?

Are you ready to get a taste of GrabFood?

EPICURIOUS locals and travelers in Malaysia will be delighted to know that GrabFood is set to launch in the country on May 28, 2018. This is coming after Uber announced two months ago that Grab will be taking over Uber’s

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Why the monkey, tourist combo is a disaster waiting to happen

Why the monkey, tourist combo is a disaster waiting to happen

TAKING selfies with monkeys seems like a great idea until they steal your possessions and attack you.  This was the unfortunate reality for two French tourists at India’s Taj Mahal. The sightseers were left with nasty scratches and bite marks

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The world’s cheapest airlines are in Asia

The world’s cheapest airlines are in Asia

ASIA dominates the world’s cheapest airlines list, but the other results may surprise you. Booking engine and travel planning platform Rome2Rio has released a report detailing the cheapest 200 commercial airlines in the world. #TRAVEL HACKS Why you may want

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How does a country of 4.7m people just disappear?

How does a country of 4.7m people just disappear?

FOR YEARS, New Zealand has been left out of world maps. And its Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has had it. #HALAL Kia ora, Muslim travelers: New Zealand is ready for you As such, Tourism New Zealand has gone on a

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In Japan, you can check-in to your Airbnb at a convenience store

In Japan, you can check-in to your Airbnb at a convenience store

JAPAN’S biggest convenience store chain, FamilyMart, will soon allow Airbnb guests to pick up their keys at their stores. The collaboration will enable travelers to easily check-in and also pick up some onigiris (Japanese rice balls) or bento boxes (a meal

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