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Art de vivre

Fri, 2019-08-16 04:00
Despite the Lion City numerous city hotels it is always hard finding the perfect one. And by that I mean -- close to an MRT, close to good restaurants and close to a bit of street culture. Though Little India fits this description, I find it a tad too crowded. Enter Sofitel Singapore City Centre, a luxurious urban oasis in the city's central business district. Right above Tanjong Pagar MRT...

Singapore launches e-arrival cards for foreign visitors

Thu, 2019-08-15 18:06
SINGAPORE: Foreign visitors travelling to Singapore using selected transport services can now submit electronic arrival cards up to 14 days before they reach the country.

New experiences in old Bangkok

Thu, 2019-08-15 05:22
The area you'll be reading about in this article is only around 1.2km². Yet, it's packed full of fascinating things to see and do, from Wang Burapha, Saphan Han and Sampheng, to Phahurat, Saphan Phut, Pak Klong Talat and Ban Mo.

Ama Hostel Bangkok

Thu, 2019-08-15 04:00
A chance to spend a night in a heritage building without breaking the bank was all I hoped for when I made an online booking for a room at this hostel converted from a 19th-century Chinese mansion. But my stay there was an experience that was way beyond expectations. Even the narrow alleyway that leads to it was so bewitching. The place wowed me even before it came into sight.

Visa exemptions for Chinese, Indians to be submitted to cabinet

Wed, 2019-08-14 19:00
The Tourism and Sports Ministry plans to seek the cabinet’s approval for a scheme to offer visa exemptions to visitors from China and India for one year.

Not just Bali: Indonesia to develop more tourism sites

Tue, 2019-08-13 11:48
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia: Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on grey stone steps atop the world's largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking mobile phones or whispering to each other as they waited for daylight.

K-Pop BTS goes on holiday, asks fans for privacy

Tue, 2019-08-13 08:42
South Korean boy band, BTS, will take their first long holiday in six years after a series of global hits, their managers said. - Reuters

Erawan waterfall partially closed after tourists injured

Mon, 2019-08-12 15:57
Part of the popular Erawan waterfall in Si Sawat district of Kanchanaburi has been temporarily closed after heavy downpours damaged a path to higher tiers, but the access to all levels is expected to be restored on Tuesday.

Out of comfort zone

Fri, 2019-08-09 04:00
Every Bangkokian knows that the MRT has launched a trial run for its five new stations. This is perhaps, one of the most gleeful news we have received this year (we haven't had much of that lately) as it allows you and me an easier way to explore beyond the three S's of Bangkok: Siam, Silom and Sukhumvit. Not that these three areas are guilty of anything but there's so much more to Bangkok that...

Street food paradise

Fri, 2019-08-09 04:00
Up until a few years ago, Banthat Thong Road served almost no purpose for gourmands in search of culinary plenitude.

Perfectly unexplored

Thu, 2019-08-08 04:00
The Setouchi region might not be at the top of your list if you are a first-time traveller to Japan. But it can be a perfect destination for those who love to explore more off-the-beaten path locations and travel like locals.

Daytripping in Bangkok

Thu, 2019-08-08 04:00
Nakhonchai Air bus operator has launched a one-day Bangkok trip.

Drought reveals lost temple in Lop Buri submerged by dam

Tue, 2019-08-06 11:42
LOP BURI: Thousands are flocking to see a Buddhist temple in central Thailand exposed after drought drove water levels to record lows in a dam reservoir where it had been submerged.

India orders students, tourists out of Kashmir for security

Sun, 2019-08-04 14:04
SRINAGAR, India: Thousands of Indian students and visitors were fleeing Indian-controlled Kashmir over the weekend after the government ordered tourists and Hindu pilgrims visiting a Himalayan cave shrine "to curtail their stay'' in the disputed territory, citing security concerns.

Cleaning up Khao San

Sun, 2019-08-04 07:30
Known for decades among tourists worldwide as "fun, wild and rowdy", Khao San Road, which is set to have a major makeover, has never enjoyed the status of being a "real" walking street. This, however, is about to change.

Posh Pattaya

Fri, 2019-08-02 04:00
You'll feel like a VIP upon your arrival at Cape Dara Resort, Pattaya. Not only guests are referred to by the hospitable staff as khun than (a politer form of khun) but also be treated to other perks during their stay. If you stay in a suite and higher type, you'll be greeted by a GRO, that is guest relations officer, who will accompany you to the 37th floor where Dara Club Lounge is located. You...

Fundraising exhibition

Thu, 2019-08-01 04:00
House of Museums, known as Ban Phiphitthaphan in Thai, is hosting an exhibition to raise funds for its second branch in Nakhon Pathom.

Travel fair returns

Thu, 2019-08-01 04:00
One of the Kingdom's best-known travel events, the Thai International Travel Fair (TITF) is taking place again on Aug 22-25. This time the venue will be the Challenger Hall 2 of Impact Muang Thong Thani.

Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui

Thu, 2019-08-01 04:00
Situated on Chaweng Noi Beach on Koh Samui, Vana Belle packs elegance with leisure in this part of the Gulf of Thailand. The mythical Himmapan forest inspires its decor and theme. Guests are welcomed at the reception with a water-blessing ritual before checking in to one of the 80 lavish suites and villas. With quiet beachfront and great hospitality, the place provides a perfect getaway for an...

Not what it seems

Thu, 2019-08-01 04:00
As you can see on the map, Klong Yai district is a narrow strip of land that extends from the main part of Trat province. Flanked by the Gulf of Thailand on one side and the mountains of western Cambodia on the other, it doesn't look like a place where much has happened.