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  • Navigating San Francisco’s startup scene - The Malaysian Insider

    January 19, 2015 5:50 AM 31

    A woman walks toward The Creamery, located in the heart of South of Market (SoMA), in San Francisco, California. Visitors can get a taste of the booming startup scene in San Francisco, home to thousands of technology businesses, particularly in neighbourhoods that are popular with tech workers like the fast-gentrifying SoMA. — Reuters pic, January 19, 2015.If you've

  • Tokyo, Singapore squeeze past Rio, Bangkok on top 7 cities list

    January 17, 2015 3:14 AM 28

    Tokyo fended off other strong contenders including Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dubai. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, January 17, 2015.Tokyo and Singapore are the newest cities to crack the list of top seven cities in the world as voted by the public. Though the second edition of the 7 Wonders of Cities 2015 is full of the usual suspects – Paris, London and New York – Tokyo

  • haul economy class flights

    January 17, 2015 12:15 AM 29

    Etihad has been named one of the best airlines for long-haul economy class flights. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, January 17, 2015.In what comes as perhaps no surprise, airlines from the Middle East have been named the best carriers for long-haul economy class flights. Carriers out of the Middle East are known for setting the standards in luxury travel. But according

  • Eat, see and shop in Seoul

    January 16, 2015 2:34 AM 35

    Two statute of Sejong the Great, the fourth king of Joseon can be seen at Gwanghwamun Square. — January 16, 2015.Whenever Korea is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is probably K-pop, followed by kimchi. However, Seoul, the capital city of South Korea with a population of more than 10 million, is also rich in culture, traditions and a haven

  • London, Santiago and Paris top list of trending destinations 2015

    January 15, 2015 4:17 AM 35

    While perennial favourite London tops a new list of trending destinations in 2015, countries like New Zealand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Croatia are also seeing a noticeable increase in demand. That’s according to 800 consultants at American Express Travel, who chimed in for a report on the travel habits of North American consumers. While the top 10 list is filled

  • Cat museum opens in Singapore

    January 10, 2015 9:32 AM 49

    A screengrab of the website for Singapore's new Cat Museum, which is located on 8 Purvis Street.Singapore's first cat museum, Lion City Kitty, was officially opened yesterday. Set up in collaboration with Singapore's Cat Welfare Society, the three-storey museum is housed in a heritage shophouse on along Purvis Street to pay tribute to local cats that came here with the forefathers

  • Cuba ain’t ready for mass tourism

    January 10, 2015 12:38 AM 35

    A cyclist in downtown Havana. From bus drivers to bartenders and ballet dancers, many Cubans are already imagining a more prosperous future after the United States says it will put an end to 50 years of conflict with the communist-run island. – Reuters pic, January 10, 2015. Salsa music and cigar smoke swirl round the grand courtyard of Havana's famous

  • The top 20 airports and airlines that will have you arrive on time

    January 9, 2015 12:47 AM 55

    Get to your travel destination on time with airBaltic. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, January 9, 2015.Flying the flagship carrier of Latvia and transiting through Munich Airport is the best way to ensure your on-time arrival, suggest the results of a new report that ranks the best carriers and airports for punctuality. In the OAG Punctuality League 2014 report

  • NatGeo launches private expeditions and portfolio of lodges

    January 8, 2015 5:26 AM 35

    Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada is among one of NatGeo's Unique Lodges of the World. — AFP pic, 8 January, 2015.Thatched bungalows in the rainforest of Costa Rica and luxurious tents in the Australian Outback are among some of the properties chosen to form National Geographic’s new collection of boutique hotels and lodges. Launched as the National

  • Japan, most popular travel destination among Asians

    January 8, 2015 12:53 AM 56

    The cityscape of Tokyo, Japan, with Mt Fuji in the background. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, January 8, 2015.Japan has emerged the most popular vacation destination in 2015 for travellers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China in a poll of travel habits in Asia-Pacific. In a new survey by Travelzoo, which publishes travel deals around the world, 56% of Taiwanese