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Where to stay in the Maldives

Maldives

Where to stay in the Maldives

This chain of coral isles criss-crossed by bright white yachts and cherry-red seaplanes shuttling guests to some of the most beautiful hotels has become one of the world’s most enticing destinations

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Neighbourhood: Hong Kong

China

Neighbourhood: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is best experienced by simply soaking up its colourful culture during an amble around, walking up an appetite for the city’s incredible array of ethnic eats as you go

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Neighbourhood: Bangkok

Thailand

Neighbourhood: Bangkok

Thailand’s capital may be big and brash in places, but it’s got plenty of soul, whether you’re exploring the back streets of Chinatown or the hidden bars and vintage stores of its new hipster heartland

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China: High on a mountain of dreams

China

China: High on a mountain of dreams

In the mountains of Northern Yunnan, Shangri-La — that earthly paradise of fiction — is as real as the cobbles that line its streets. Yet from its Tibetan temple to its cosy courtyards, nothing is…

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Hong Kong: The sound of the sea

China

Hong Kong: The sound of the sea

Just a short distance from the heart of Hong Kong, Tai Long Wan is easy to reach by boat, but choose the more challenging route and the reward is even sweeter

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Thailand: The tom yum test

Thailand

Thailand: The tom yum test

How do you like yours? With river prawns? Pork spine? Bony mackerel? A quest to find Bangkok’s best tom yum soup opens up a world of flavour

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7 ways to haggle like a local

Travel Talk

7 ways to haggle like a local

Ever felt ill-equipped for the task of haggling in foreign markets? These tips — and a dash of determination — will see you stroll away from souks with souvenirs at savvy prices

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Sleep: Singapore

Singapore

Sleep: Singapore

From a beachside hotel with a chic Gallic-granny vibe to an island retreat with a croquet lawn, accommodation in the Lion City is an eclectic affair

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Sleep: Bangkok

Thailand

Sleep: Bangkok

From rooftop pools and space-age lobbies to water limousines and hidden nightclubs, Bangkok’s eclectic array of eye-catching hotels are a big part of the city’s exuberant charm

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